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mcscajun Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-11-06 07:51 AM
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6. Truth in Advertising: About "FAIR"
Edited on Tue Apr-11-06 07:56 AM by mcscajun
(Emphasis mine)

The Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR) is an immigration reduction organization in the United States, founded in 1979 by John Tanton.

FAIR promotes policies to improve border security and stop illegal immigration, and to reduce legal immigration into the United States to around 300,000 people a year. FAIR's policy studies emphasize the environmental, economic, and social consequences of mass immigration.

FAIR's policy rhetoric and analysis have often been characterized as anti-immigrant, inflammatory, and partisan. For example, an article in the June 2004 issue of its monthly publication, Immigration Report, is titled "Democrats offer 'No Illegal Immigrant Left Behind' Act." In the article, FAIR writes that the number of people who would receive amnesty under the proposed bill, called the SOLVE Act, would "likely run into the tens of millions," adding that "untold millions" would be able to procure fraudulent documents which would result in an "incalculable" number of family members entering the United States legally.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Federation_for_American_Im...


Tanton himself, though usually identified as a conservationist, counts Wayne Lutton, a man who has shown little discomfort in the company of outright racists, as collaborator and employee.

Moreover, Tanton was forced out of the leadership of U.S. English because of a paper he wrote for a private study group involved with the campaign for an English-only law in Arizona. In that paper, he employs explicity racist references when he writes, "Will the present majority peaceably hand over its political power to a group that is simply more fertile? As Whites see their power and control over their lives declining, will they simply go quietly into the night? Or will there be an explosion? ... Perhaps this is the first instance in which those with their pants up are going to get caught by those with their pants down?"

FAIR and the Pioneer Fund

FAIR has received significant financial support from white supremecist sources. Since its founding, FAIR has received more than $1 million from the notorious racist foundation, the Pioneer Fund.

Founding in 1937 to further the cause of purifying the American gene pool by encouraging the descendants of white colonists to procreate, the Pioneer Fund has become a centerpiece in keeping scientific racism alive through allocating grants for pseudo-academic studies. The Pioneer Fund is infamous not only for its funding of classic racist eugenics research in the pre-World War II era, but also for continued financial support for racial segregation and racist science.

http://www.newcomm.org/fair2004.pdf


So why exactly did you bring this "FAIR" drivel here to DU?
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  -Another reason to stop illegal immigration: Health risks silverojo  Apr-11-06 04:46 AM   #0 
  - This has got to make people who had family come in at Ellis Is. wild  izzie   Apr-11-06 05:25 AM   #1 
  - People not thinking about their kids  kurth   Apr-11-06 06:36 AM   #5 
  - Yes, health testing was done at Ellis Island.  Bridget Burke   Apr-11-06 02:44 PM   #17 
  - We've been here before  loyalsister   Apr-11-06 05:48 AM   #2 
  - HAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!!!!!!!  Joanne98   Apr-11-06 03:47 PM   #23 
     - Nobody ever said that  prolesunited   Apr-11-06 05:20 PM   #29 
  - More xenophobia........  bowens43   Apr-11-06 06:21 AM   #3 
  - And immigrants are NEVER greedy. They just come here to help!  Joanne98   Apr-11-06 03:48 PM   #24 
  - This sounds like my grandmother: stay away from black people!  greekspeak   Apr-11-06 06:35 AM   #4 
  - Truth in Advertising: About "FAIR"  mcscajun   Apr-11-06 07:51 AM   #6 
  - We've seen quite a few "FAIR" articles...  Bridget Burke   Apr-11-06 02:38 PM   #15 
     - "drivel fans"  mcscajun   Apr-11-06 02:56 PM   #19 
  - This is already going on -  lynne   Apr-11-06 08:15 AM   #7 
  - Cooties  prolesunited   Apr-11-06 08:50 AM   #8 
  - And spicy food!  NoPasaran   Apr-11-06 02:45 PM   #18 
  - Maybe you should go to their countries and find out?  Joanne98   Apr-11-06 03:50 PM   #25 
     - I was just in Mexico in November  prolesunited   Apr-11-06 05:17 PM   #28 
  - Many "native-born" American children haven't had immunization.  mcscajun   Apr-11-06 08:52 AM   #9 
  - What you've posted  cali   Apr-11-06 08:55 AM   #10 
  - HAHAHAHA!!!!!!!  Joanne98   Apr-11-06 03:51 PM   #26 
  - How about actual facts?  prolesunited   Apr-11-06 09:12 AM   #11 
     - The school requires immunization -  lynne   Apr-11-06 06:47 PM   #31 
  - Illegals have been here for years and years, where is the disease outbreak  Mountainman   Apr-11-06 09:21 AM   #12 
  - Source  Brigid   Apr-11-06 01:54 PM   #13 
  - Exactly right! See my reply #6 on the source. n/t  mcscajun   Apr-11-06 02:21 PM   #14 
  - People from third world countries don't have diseases  Joanne98   Apr-11-06 03:54 PM   #27 
  - As has been pointed out, your source is not trustworthy.  Bridget Burke   Apr-11-06 02:41 PM   #16 
  - tourists & legal immigrants carry diseases too.  1932   Apr-11-06 03:02 PM   #20 
  - As the beautiful & brilliant Lucy Van Pelt says...  displacedtexan   Apr-11-06 03:34 PM   #21 
  - I personally knew, three young white children who contracted  Joanne98   Apr-11-06 03:41 PM   #22 
  - That anecdotal information proves nothing  prolesunited   Apr-11-06 05:36 PM   #30 
  - No health insurance  KT2000   Apr-11-06 07:35 PM   #32 
 

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