Trump Taps Hate Group Fellow Ronald Mortensen for Important Post Dealing With Refugees
The Bureau’s mission is “to provide protection, ease suffering, and resolve the plight of persecuted and uprooted people around the world on behalf of the American people…”
If approved by the Senate, Mortensen would be the fourth individual from an anti-immigrant hate group to join the Trump administration. Mortensen’s former colleague, longtime CIS staffer Jon Feere, left CIS in 2017 to take a position as a senior advisor to ICE director Thomas Homan.
CIS was founded by white nationalist John Tanton who wrote in 1993, “I’ve come to the point of view that for European-American society and culture to persist requires a European-American majority, and a clear one at that.” CIS has three decades of anti-immigrant animus, publishing reports and blogs depicting immigrants as terrorists, criminals and carriers of disease under their belt. CIS publications refer to immigrants as “Third-World gold-diggers,” and claimed that a lasting legacy of the Temporary Protective Status program is “the burgeoning street gang problem in the United States.”