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Yahoo Tech - Apple MacNov 14, 2019
Southern Poverty Law Center Attacks Stephen Miller for Sharing Center for Immigration Studies Research
The Southern Poverty Law Center on Thursday criticized White House senior policy advisor Stephen Miller for sharing statistics released by the Center for Immigration Studies, which the civil rights group includes on its list of hate groups.Miller sent at least 46 emails involving CIS over a ten-month period to former Breitbart News editor Katie McHugh, the SPLC said in the second of a serious of lengthy reports based on roughly 900 leaked emails Miller sent to Breitbart during the 2016 presidential election cycle. One of the emails included an "embargoed" CIS report and was sent from Miller's government email address.CIS is a mainstream think tank that works to advance restrictionist immigration policy through academic research. Reports produced by CIS scholars are widely cited in conservative media and elsewhere.McHugh, who recently renounced her support for white nationalism and her affiliation with Breitbart, now claims the publication relied on CIS research to smear entire racial demographics."We used [CIS material] to spin a narrative where immigrants of color were not only dangerous, violent individuals but also posed an existential threat to America," McHugh said of what Breitbart did with the research Miller provided them. "We never fact-checked anything. We never called up other organizations to get any other perspective about those studies. … It was understood. You just write it up."McHugh eventually wrote an art
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