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FAIR Exposed: The Face of the Anti-Immigrant Movement

Written by Center for New Community
Posted on 2009-06-18

FAIR Exposed is a bi-weekly report
informing immigrant rights supporters
about the activities of the Federation
for American Immigration Reform and
its affiliated organizations.


June 18, 2009 - Vol 2, Issue 12
Published by the Center for New Community


As violent attacks
against immigrant
communities continue
to increase,
anti-immigrant groups,
along with the most
influential anti-immigrant
organization, Federation
for American Immigration Reform (FAIR) continues to mislead the American public. Instead of denouncing the violent murder of 9 year old Brisenia Flores, FAIR issued a press statement attacking the well respected civil rights organization, Southern Poverty Law Center.







FAIR Exposed                                        
The Face of the Anti-Immigrant Movement

FAIR Exposed is a bi-weekly report
informing immigrant rights supporters
about the activities of the Federation
for American Immigration Reform and
its affiliated organizations.  

June 18, 2009 - Vol 2, Issue 12
Published by the Center for New Community
In This Issue
John Tanton Network & White Nationalism
John Tanton Network Politicians & Legislation
Press Releases
Events
John Tanton Network Quote of the Month & Highlights
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Greetings:
  As violent attacks
  against immigrant
  communities continue
  to increase, 
  anti-immigrant groups,
  along with the most
  influential anti-immigrant
  organization, Federation
  for American Immigration Reform (FAIR) continues to mislead the American public. Instead of denouncing the violent murder of 9 year old Brisenia Flores, FAIR issued a press statement attacking the well respected civil rights organization, Southern Poverty Law Center. 

As the debate for immigration reform heats up, affiliates of the John Tanton Network, FAIR's founder, will continue  to dodge public concerns of its close and ongoing connection with white nationalist leaders and organizations. Instead, FAIR attempts to detract public attention away from its controversail history by making its disturbing ties to white nationalism an issue of freedom of speech.

In the coming months immigrant rights supporters and activisits should continue to pressure affiliates of the John Tanton Network and elected officials supported by the Network to directly respond to growing public concerns. 

As immigrant rights supporters push elected officials to support workable immigration policies that uphold our nation's core values, supporters should also pressure lawmakers to seriously question five federal anti-immigrant pieces of legislation. Each bill was introduced by a member of the House Immigration Reform Caucus (HIRC), an affiliate of the John Tanton Network, and are currently circulating the halls of Congress for support.
 
JOHN TANTON NETWORK & WHITE NATIONALISM
CIS: The white nationalist think-tank
 

As violent attacks
against immigrant families continue to rise, Tanton's think-tank, Center for Immigration Studies, repeatedly uses the white nationalist website VDARE as a venue to debate immigration reform.

Recently, CIS circulated 13 articles posted on VDARE's website. FAIR board members Donald Collins and Joe Guzzardi are also regular contributors to the website.

JUNE 3    A Muslim Country Or A Christian Nation?
               By James Fulford
            
JUNE 1   The Economic Impact of Immigration: Paying
              for the Privilege
              By Peter Brimelow

VDARE (named for Virginia Dare, allegedly the "first white child born in America") publishes the works of numerous white nationalists, including Jared Taylor and the late Sam Francis. The website also features Kevin MacDonald, the anti-Semitic California State University-Long Beach Professor.

In 1985 John Tanton created CIS to research and develop immigration-related reports to mask his attempt to finance race-betterment science. For a complete list of CIS's VDARE articles, contact the Center for New Community at info@newcomm.org.

Source: Center for Immigration Studies
JOHN TANTON NETWORK POLITICIANS & LEGISLATION
FEDERAL BILLS
FAIR Exposed primarily monitors legislation supported by members of the House Immigration Reform Caucus (HIRC), affiliated with the John Tanton Network. For additional information on the Tanton Network, contact the Center for New Community.

Dividing American Workers
NumbersUSA recently announced that HIRC Chairman, Rep. Brian Bilbray (R, CA-50) sent a letter to President Obama opposing equal working conditions for American residents. 49 out of 51 co-signers of the letter are also members of the House Immigration Reform Caucus.

Birthright Citizenship

On May 29, HIRC member Rep. Nathan Deal (R, GA-9) introduced the Birthright Citizenship Act, HR 1868, currently supported by 77 co-sponsors. If passed, this bill would dismantle the 14th Amendment, an amendment originally designed to recognize free black slaves as  Americans citizens of the United States. It is the cornerstone for equal rights in the United States.

Rep. Nathan Deal is currently running for governor in Georgia.


Unifying Families
The Nuclear Family Priority Act (HR 878), introduced by HIRC member Rep. John Gingrey (R, GA-11), is currently circulating the halls of congress for support. The bill is supported by twenty-five co-sponsors. If passed, this bill may keep immigrant families separated permanently.
State Immigration Law
The Clear Law Enforcement for Criminal Alien Removal Act of 2009 (HR 2406), introduced by HIRC member Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R, TN-7) forces state enforcement officials to act as federal immigration agents.
PRESS RELEASES
JUNE  17   FAIR attacks SPLC for holding FAIR responsible for inciting violent attacks
On June 17, FAIR released a press statement to distance itself from the murder of 9 year old Brisenia Flores and her father. In the statement FAIR refuses to denounce the violent attacks of Shawna Forde, a common reaction by FAIR leadership when pressed to address its  controversial history with white nationalist leaders.

JUNE 16    FAIR issues new report to dehumanize immigrants in Virginia
On June 16, FAIR issued a press statement to announce its latest report to dehumanize Virginia's immigrant communities. While the report attempts to scapegoat immigrants for Virginia's budget shortfalls, the Immigration Policy Center issued a new report debunking FAIR's misuse of facts.

JUNE 15   CIS threatens public safety
On June 15, CIS issued a press statement to announce its latest report, Repealing REAL ID? Rolling Back Driver's License Security.

JUNE 10   CIS announces anti-immigrant reporter in San Francisco
On June 10, the Center for Immigration Studies issued a press statement to announce the new winner of its anti-immigrant reporters award, Eugene Katz Award for Excellence in the Coverage of Immigration. CIS announced Jaxon Van Derbeken as its 2009 winner.

JUNE 6   FAIR's legal arm challenges business owners' rights
On June 6, FAIR's legal arm, Immigration Reform Law Institute (IRLI) issued a press statement to announce the Eighth Circuit Appeals Court decision to uphold "local ordinances" that force local business owners to use E-Verify.

JUNE 4  US English announces Wisconsin's strong support for immigrant rights
On June 4, John Tanton's US English issued a press statement to announce Wisconsin state legislators' strong support of bilingual education.


EVENTS
JUNE 20  Anti-immigrant group The American Cause will host its annual conference
On June 20, Tom Tancredo (former chairman of HIRC) is scheduled to speak at the American Cause's annual conference. Peter Brimelow, editor of white nationalist website VDARE is also schedule to speak.

Details
When:  June 20, 2009
8:30am - 6:00pm
Location: The Ritz Carlton
1700 Tysons Boulevard
McLean, VA 22102

JUNE 22  Maryland anti-immigrant group hosts town hall meeting
On June 22, the anti-immigrant group Help Save Maryland (HSM) will host the town hall meeting, "Stop the Californication of Maryland" in Silver Spring MD. The meeting will discuss HSM's latest activities, details of a new Montgomery Business Owner's Guide, "Legal Assistance for Citizens Negatively Impacted by Illegal Immigration," guest speakers and members of its African American working partner, People for Change in Prince George's County.

Details:
Date: June 22, 2009
Time: 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Location: White Oak Library
Large Meeting Room
11701 New Hampshire Ave
Silver Spring 20904

JUNE 25   Kentucky anti-immigrant group hosts monthly meeting
On June 25, the anti-immigrant group Kentuckians for Immigration Reform and Enforcement will host its monthly meeting in Lexington, KY.

Details
Date: June 25, 2009
Time: 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Location: Northside Public Library 
Large conference Room
1737 Russell Cave Rd
Lexington, KY

July 4   CA anti-immigrant groups host 4th of July celebration
On July 4, thirteen anti-immigrant groups will host an anti-immigrant BBQ to "Secure America Now." Anti-immigrant voice, Tom Tancredo, is the keynote speaker and a variety of radio hosts are scheduled to attend.  The event will take place at Camp Vigilance near Oak Grove in southern California. Click here for directions.

July 4    CIS fellow speaks at Texas Tea Party
On July 4, CIS fellow Michael Cutler is scheduled to speak at the 4th of July tea party rally. 

Details:
Date: July 4, 2009
Time:  3:00pm - 12:00am
Location: Southfork Ranch
3700 Hodge Dr
Allen, TX 75002


John Tanton Network Quote of the Month & Highlights
NumbersUSA
NumbersUSA recently organized a lobby training for its "super volunteers" in Washington DC. The event focused on preparing its base to challenge any attempts for immigration reform by immigrant rights supporters.

The Social Contract Press
John Tanton's publication, The Social Contract Press recently published its Spring 2009 issue. The majority of the issue covers its latest report, The Earned Income Tax Credit and Illegal Immigration - A Study in Fraud, Abuse, and Liberal Activism - Introduction, by Edwin S. Rubenstein. This issue also includes articles by FAIR Advisory board member Donald Collins, VDARE contributor Brenda Walker, Dustin Inman Society board member Fred Ebel, and its editor Wayne Lutton.

US English
US English recently published its latest report, announcing its attacks against protecting bilingualism. The report discusses recent English-only bills in the Senate and House.

Negative Population Growth (NPG)
NPG is currently circulating its Spring 2009 newsletter. This issue highlights its ongoing working relationship with teachers, links immigration to overpopulation issues and environmental degradation and announces its latest attempt to work with environmental activists in Montana as a front to push its anti-immigrant agenda. Recently, NPG "created a Montana Population Fact Sheet and work[ed] with the organizers of the Land, Food and Population Forum in Billings, MT, to help raise awareness of critical population issues in their state."

FAIR Quote of the Month
In an email correspondence, John Tanton's The Social Contract Press contributor Fred Ebel said the following:

             I hate 'em all - negroes, wasps, spics, eskimos, jews, honkies, krauts, ruskies, 
             ethopians, pakis, hunkies, pollocks and marxists; there are way too many of them.
             I'm all for trout, elephants, bacteria, whales, wolves, birds, parrot fish, deciduous
             foliage and mollusks. Time to rebalance the planet, bleeding heart liberals be
             damned.


Fred Ebel is also a board member of the Georgia anti-immigrant group Dustin Inman Society.






FAIR Exposed is a bi-weekly report informing immigrant rights supporters about the activities of the John Tanton Network and its affiliated organizations. 

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