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February 5, 2014

Funders Of The Anti-Immigrant Movement

The major anti-immigrant groups in the United States receive the bulk of their donations from foundations with close ties to the movement itself as well as foundations with a history of funding right-wing organizations. The extreme anti-immigrant group Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR), the Center for Immigration Studies (CIS) and NumbersUSA benefit the most from these donations.  They boast annual budgets in the millions of dollars, which are used to promote their anti-immigrant agenda of blocking pro-immigrant legislation, drafting and promoting anti-immigrant legislation and demonizing immigrants.colcom-foundation-weeden-foundation

With continued support from the Pittsburg-based Colcom Foundation, the Pennsylvania and Florida-based Scaife Foundations and the New York-based Weeden Foundation, anti-immigrant groups can sustain and promote their nativist agenda. Despite the many examples of bigotry and nativism stemming from the anti-immigrant groups they fund, these foundations show no signs of curtailing their funding.

Please see “Funders of the Anti-immigrant Movement” for more information.

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January 10, 2014

Racism In The Anti-immigrant Movement in 2013

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Jason Richwine

As the established anti-immigrant movement in the United States attempted to derail a push for immigration reform last year, a number of racist incidents revealed the bigotry that too often comes into play with immigration-related issues.

ADL has compiled a list of the most egregious examples of racist incidents in the anti-immigrant movement in 2013.

In 2013, both national and local anti-immigrant groups espoused racist and nativist rhetoric, allowed known white supremacists to attend their events and disseminated articles by extremists. Anti-immigrant politicians also expressed nativism and one scholar resigned from an organization after civil rights groups exposed his racist past after he co-authored an anti-immigrant study.

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