Comment: Zuckerberg Exposes Anti-Immigrationists
MSNBC reports that FWD.us, an advocacy group for immigration reform founded by Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg, is funding national ad campaigns to expose “shocking extremism” of the anti-immigrationists among the Republican Party.

The targets are the think-tank CIS, an oft-cited source amongst Republicans who oppose reform, the lobby group FAIR; and the grassroots arm NumbersUSA. The movement’s contrversial patriarch, Dr. John Tanton, helped found and fund the three groups. Tanton was widely criticized for his interest in eugencis [sic]; he notoriously warned of a "Latin onslaught" and what he saw as alarming fertility among Hispanics, writing privately once that "those with their pants up are going to get caught by those with their pants down!” He took money from white supremict group the Pioneer Fund to fund FAIR and was associated with a notorious Klu Klux Klan member. Tanton eventually stepped down from running FAIR, but is still listed as one of the group’s National Board of Advisers. These groups’ hateful rhetoric, extreme views, and blatant falsehoods - including ties to white "supremacists" are not inline with Republican voters, the FWD.us memo argues.

The anti-immigrationist movement has gotten away with spreading a multitude of lies about immigration and immigrants. We welcome FWD.us shining a much needed light on the motivations behind the movement's rhetoric. Please let us know your thoughts by writing to us at editor@ilw.com.

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