Brian Nieves makes Southern Poverty Law Center’s ‘Dirty Dozen’ lawmakers

Scary Missouri state Sen. Brian Nieves is in the “Dirty Dozen.” But this list isn’t one to be proud of. Nieves is one of 12 state legislators featured in the Southern Poverty Law Center’s reported Attacking

the Constitution: State Legislators for Legal Immigration & the

Anti-Immigrant Movement.

Nieves made the cut for his members in State Legislators for Legal Immigration, a group that works closely with the Federation

for American Immigration Reform (FAIR), “which the SPLC has

designated as an anti-immigrant hate group because of its white

nationalist agenda and ties to racist groups.” But what really landed Nieves on the list is his backing of a repeal of the 14th Amendment, which guarantees citizenship for all children born in the United States.

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