Following up on this posting discussing the Reforming American Immigration for Strong Employment Act (RAISE Act) sponsored by Senator Perdue last week.

Senator Perdue is inconceivably aligning himself with groups that have well established white supremacist origins and who openly promote a white supremacist agenda.

The Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR) President Dan Stein stated in an 1997 interview that immigrants “hate America, hate everything that the United States stands for” and is a group that unapologetically promotes eugenics – a practice that aims at improving the genetic quality of the human population through limiting the birthrates of minorities.

The Center for Immigration Studies (CIS) and FAIR have the same founder, John Tanton, a retired Michigan ophthalmologist who operates a racist publishing company and has written that to maintain American culture, “a European-American majority” is required. Tanton has for decades been widely recognized as one of the primary driving forces (and funders) behind the white nationalist movement.

Powerline is a blog whose authors concluded that in 1980 President Jimmy Carter “started aligning himself with America’s enemies”, eluding to the fiction that Carter asked the Soviet Union to expand Jewish emigration to help him win the Presidential election. Powerline’s John Hinderaker also remembers his college years in the late 1960s and early 1970s as “Those who now attack the (confederate) flag say that it is a symbol of racism and an affront to African-American citizens. This is a relatively new idea, I think. When I was a college student, one of my friends, who was from Alabama, had a Confederate flag hanging over his bed. – “The South will rise again!” was his mantra. – He turned out to be right about that. It didn’t occur to us then that the flag had anything to do with race. Of course, race relations were better then.”

Those who claim race relations were better in the 1960’s have an implicit bias that needs some serious introspection as well as an urgent need to get caught up on their past due reading.

Please call Senator Perdue at 404 865 0087 and state…..

Please tell the Senator that I am appalled by his alignment with white supremacist groups such as FAIR, Powerline, and CIS. Using the support of these groups to promote his misguided and counterproductive Reforming American Immigration for Strong Employment Act (RAISE Act) is deeply bothersome to me. Please ask the Senator to remove his sponsorship of this bill.

After calling (or if you do not call still send the email anyway) send an email to Senator Perdue with the following (or a personal version of it) and the subject line “Reforming American Immigration for Strong Employment Act (RAISE Act)”:

Senator,

I am deeply troubled by your alignment with white supremacist groups such as FAIR, Powerline, and CIS. Using the support of these groups to promote your misguided and counterproductive Reforming American Immigration for Strong Employment Act (RAISE Act) is profoundly bothersome to me. This bill, and your promotion of it via the white nationalist movement, is very much misguided and counterproductive. Slamming the doors on refugees and immigrants is fundamentally un-American and ignores the tenets of who we are as a nation and the history of our founding. The United States is a country of immigrants with a long, proud history of providing safe refuge for the world’s most vulnerable fleeing conflict and persecution and our country has benefited tremendously, not only economically but also culturally, socially and in every aspect of our society, by every immigrant who has arrived.

Please withdraw this bill as soon as possible and take a vocal stand distancing yourself from racism.

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