ACTION: Anti-Immigrant Lobby Exposed, Help us Fight the Hate

FAIR (the Federation for American Immigration Reform), the Center for Immigration Studies and NumbersUSA.  I have mentioned these anti-immigrant groups before – they purport to be “think tanks” or “grass roots orgs” and have a “common sense” approach to immigration policy, but are really espousing the type of hateful and inhumane immigration policies that have been responsible for the last 8 years of rising hate crimes and enforcement-only tactics.

For more information, check out my previous posts on these guys: here, here and here.

Some have dubbed these guys the “anti-immigrant lobby”, seeing as how they can turn every single issue in American politics into a soapbox for their xenophobic and radical anti-immigrant beliefs. Just recently they tried to deny immigrant children healthcare and burden businesses with mandatory use of the fatally flawed E-verify program. Last summer, they went as far as blaming immigrants for Global Warming. No, really.

Well now, more than ever, these guys are being exposed for what they really are “wolves in sheep’s clothing”. last week, the New York Times featured an editorial on these extremists groups – here’s an excerpt:

The relentlessly harsh Republican campaign against immigrants has always hidden a streak of racialist extremism. Now after several high-water years, the Republican tide has gone out, leaving exposed the nativism of fringe right-wingers clinging to what they hope will be a wedge issue.

Today, the Southern Povery Law Center released a report that proves undoubtedly just how extreme these groups really are. And America’s Voice has built a website where people can take action to help stop the hate in the immigration debate.

Click here to visit the site and vote on the “Top Anti-Immigrant Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing”. You can also download the full report from the SPLC.

We know that organizations like the Center for Immigration Studies, Numbers USA, and the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR) are not mainstream voices on immigration, but our politicians and media need to know it, too. Visit America’s Voice to take action against the extreme in the mainstream.

One response to “ACTION: Anti-Immigrant Lobby Exposed, Help us Fight the Hate

  1. Dear Sir/Madam
    My name is Julio and I was Deported back to my native Land the Dominican Repubic in Feburary 2004 after having lived in the united states over 30 years and completing my sentence in a State of Florida for 18 months I was not
    addresses the consequences of the conviction of a crime that are imposed by law in addition to direct penalties imposed by the judge. Traditionally, offenders are sentenced to fines, probation, and jail or prison terms. When this punishment is complete, as far as the criminal justice system is concerned, the offender has done the time and repaid his or her debt to society. However, today’s offenders learn – often too late – that they have only begun to suffer the consequences of their convictions after they have served their sentences by placing them in the custody of INS who in turn transfers you all over the State to up to several jails and prisons for a year or more in custody solely because of your Nationality because for the conviction time has been served in full satisfaction. As for my case I leave behind my American wife Children family and friends.To me this is a life sentence without being able to see my family.However the justice system is asking for child support payments without considering my harsh living conditions here in this country. My question is what am I to do in this matter because it seems like this is a dead end street and what is going on with the Child protection act for our American Children who lose their parents behind this extremely difficult law that spends billions of tax payers money to separate families?
    I thank you in advance for any and all consideration on this very important matter.

    Sincerely Yours


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