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  1. White House Supported "RAISE" Act's Drastic Cutback in Legal Immigration is Wish List for SPLC Designated Anti-Immigrant "Hate Groups". Roger Algase

    An August 3 report in Media Matters provides evidence that the so-called RAISE Act (which might more accurately be called the RACE Act or the RUSE Act, and which was introduced by two Republican Senators, Cotton (AR) and Perdue (GA) with Donald Trump's enthusiastic support, and which would drastically cut back on legal immigration, especially from Latin America, Asia and other mainly non-white areas of the world where English is not the native language or widely understood, is little more that a "wish list" for anti-immigrant organizations such as FAIR, Center for Immigration Studies (CIS) and Numbers USA.

    All three of these groups have been labelled as "hate groups" by the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC), which has done extensive research on these groups. The above article also alleges that the White House is relying on "junk research" by these groups to defend the RAISE bill. See:

    The White House is relying on hate groups and their junk research to defend the RAISE act.


    https://www.mediamatters.org/researc...ise-act/217512

    According the above Media Matters article, the SPLC has accused FAIR's leaders of making quoted comments about the alleged inferiority of Latino immigrants; CIS 'frequently manipulates data' in its research reports to subvert positive aspects of immigration, and NumbersUSA has not overcome its racist roots, despite its attempts to appear "credible and unbiased".

    All three groups were founded by a white nationalist named John Tanton who, according to the SPLC, believed that in order to maintain American culture, "a European-American majority is required".

    One can hear very distinct echoes of this racist, Eurocentric, viewpoint as it affects immigration policy in Trump's recent Warsaw speech, which was full of white nationalist catch phrases and dog whistles, and which I have also written about.

    http://blogs.ilw.com/entry.php?9992

    The above Media Matters article also provides many examples of the influence that these three SPLC designated hate groups have had on immigration policy in the Trump administration, including a 79-item CIS wish list which has inspired actions such as Trump's VOICE office attempting to stigmatize Hispanic immigrants as criminals.

    The above article contains many other examples of influence by these SPLC- designated "hate groups" on the Trump administration. Let us hope that future historians will not look back on the Trump White House itself as an adjunct to these groups.
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    Roger Algase is a New York Immigration Lawyer and a graduate of Harvard College and Harvard Law School. For more than 35 years, he has been helping mainly skilled and professional immigrants from many diverse parts of the world obtain work visas and green cards without regard to ethnicity or religion, but based only on their qualifications.

    This is consistent with America's most fundamental values as a nation of immigrants. Roger's email address is algaselex@gmail.com

    Updated 08-06-2017 at 08:33 PM by ImmigrationLawBlogs

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