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Bankrolling the Anti-Immigration Movement

Bankrolling the Anti-Immigration Movement

Update: 2019-08-1958
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The New York Times investigated how Cordelia Scaife May, an heiress to the Mellon family’s banking and industrial fortune, used her wealth to sow the seeds of the modern anti-immigration movement — and of Trump administration policy. Guests: Natalie Kitroeff, a business reporter for The Times, spoke with Nicholas Kulish, who covers immigration issues. For more information on today’s episode, visit nytimes.com/thedaily

Background reading: 

  • Newly unearthed documents show how an environmental-minded socialite became a nativist whose vision for strictly limiting immigration has, in many ways, reached a culmination in the Trump presidency.
  • Groups that Mrs. May funded shared policy proposals with the Trump campaign, sent staff members to join the administration and have close ties to Stephen Miller, the architect of the president’s immigration agenda.
Comments (149)

Wendy Bruder

we were more serious about the threat of overpopulation 50 years ago, when we had half as many people... why do we not see that irony? all humans need to stop breeding so much regardless of race.

Aug 19th
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Liz Twente

Wendy Bruder interesting

Aug 22nd
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g

Wendy Bruder Overpopulation is a eugenics dog-whistle, it's an issue of fairness and access not population

Aug 21st
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Gene

This is nuts. Maybe taking away her money with Warren's billionair tax will bring her down to reality.

Aug 19th
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Wes

kinda cute how they swept the white nationalist roots of Planned Parenthood under the rug.

Aug 19th
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Wes

Jacob Reeze I'm not 💯 what he said earlier, but are are you saying white nationalist aren't racist?

Aug 27th
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Jacob Reeze

diln chil no but if you think that a phrase means the same as two separate words than you are unintelligent.

Aug 27th
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Bankrolling the Anti-Immigration Movement

Bankrolling the Anti-Immigration Movement