Anti-immigrant hate groups are the most extreme of the hundreds of nativist and vigilante groups that have proliferated since the late 1990s, when anti-immigration xenophobia began to rise to levels not seen in the United States since the 1920s.

Although many groups criticize high levels of immigration and some (categorized by the Southern Poverty Law Center as “nativist extremist” groups) typically confront or harass individual immigrants and their supporters, anti-immigrant hate groups generally go further by pushing racist propaganda.

Most also subscribe to one of two conspiracy theories that have no basis in fact: the idea that Mexico has a secret “Plan de Aztlán” to “reconquer” the American Southwest, and another theory alleging that the leaders of Mexico, Canada and the United States are secretly planning to merge into a European Union-like entity that will be known as the “North American Union.”

2017 anti-immigrant hate groups

View all groups by state and by ideology.
*Asterisk denotes headquarters.

American Border Patrol* (Sierra Vista, Arizona)
American Children First (Torrance, California)
American Immigration Control Foundation/Americans for Immigration Control* (Monterey, Virginia)
Americans for Legal Immigration (ALIPAC) (Raleigh, North Carolina)
Borderkeepers of Alabama* (Birmingham, Alabama)
Californians for Population Stabilization* (Santa Barbara, California)
Center for Immigration Studies* (Statewide, District of Columbia)
Colorado Alliance for Immigration Reform* (Lakewood, Colorado)
Federation for American Immigration Reform* (Washington, District of Columbia)
Immigration Reform Law Institute * (Statewide, District of Columbia)
Legal Immigrants for America* (Statewide, Florida)
Michiganders for Immigration Control and Enforcement (Frankenmuth, Michigan)
North Carolinians for Immigration Reform and Enforcement * (Wade, North Carolina)
Oregonians for Immigration Reform (McMinnville, Oregon)
ProEnglish* (Arlington, Virginia)
Respect Washington (Seattle, Washington)
San Diegans for Secure Borders* (San Diego, California)
Team America Political Action Committee* (Littleton, Colorado)
Texans for Immigration Control and Enforcement (Houston, Texas)
The Dustin Inman Society* (Marietta, Georgia)
The Remembrance Project (Washington, District of Columbia)
US Border Guard* (Mesa, Arizona)