Anti-Immigrant Organizations

The following categories represent the main focus areas of anti-immigrant groups in the United States. Although some of these groups might fit under several categories, each is listed only once.

General

National

American Coalition for Immigration Reform

An organization of people seeking to pressure lawmakers to restrict immigration through grassroots lobbying.Calls for action through email alerts asking members to contact their representatives on specified immigration-related issues.

American Immigration Control (AIC)

PO Box 738, Monterey, VA 24465, 540/468-2023, www.immigrationcontrol.com
Founded in 1983, claims to be the nation’s largest grassroots lobby for immigration reform with more than 250,000 members.Says that it seeks to preserve harmony and “our” common Western values, which they say most immigrants do not share, through immigration control.Publishes Immigration Watch.AIC is headed by Robert H. Goldsborough.

American Immigration Control Foundation (AICF)

PO Box 525, Monterey, VA 24465, 540/468-2022, www.personal.cfw.com/~aicfndn/
Publishes a large catalog of “immigration crisis” material, including Immigration and Nation: a Biblical View, The Path to National Suicide: An Essay on Immigration and Multiculturalism, and Amnesty for Illegal Aliens: Repealing the Rule of Law.Distributes Jean Raspail’s Camp of the Saints.Expresses concern for what it believes is an endangered White Christian culture and calls for a return to national quotas within immigration policies. Worked with FAIR and NumbersUSA on a recent billboard campaign.Had received more than $190,000 from the Pioneer Fund through 1998.In 1999, had a $280,000 budget.Head of the organization is John Vinson (see below).

Center for Immigration Studies (CIS)

1522 K Street NW, Suite 820, Washington, DC 20005-1202, 202/466-8185, www.cis.org
Think tank that publishes hundreds of reports, articles, studies and books (many of which are available through its website) on the social, political, and economic impact of immigration.Claims to give “first concern to the broad national interest” and to promote “a pro-immigrant, low-immigration vision.”Opposes guest worker programs, legalization, and seeks greater enforcement of employer sanctions.Produces monthly Backgrounders and puts out daily email compilations of immigration-related news stories (see its website, under “Immigration News” to sign up).Has a budget of about$725,000. Mark Krikorian is Executive Director and Steven Camarota the Director of Research.

Coalition for the Future American Worker 

Coalition of trade, environment, and immigration reform groups who collectively oppose legalization, guest workers, and high-tech visas.Among member organizations are American Immigration Control, Americans for Better Immigration, and FAIR Congressional Taskforce.Headed by Roy Beck (see below).

Diversity Alliance for a Sustainable America

1904 Franklin Street, Suite 517, Oakland, CA 94612, 510/835-5017, www.diversityalliance.org
DASA is directed by Yeh Ling-Ling, an immigrant from Vietnam, and its Board of Directors and Advisory Board are made up of a number of people of color.Claims to advocate for a race-blind immigration policy.Opposes granting citizenship to U.S.-born children of undocumented immigrants, providing public assistance to noncitizen immigrants, and naturalizing immigrants who do not speak English. Argues the United States is not in the position either economically or socially to handle more immigrants and calls for an immediate halt to all immigration beyond the replacement-level, which it defines as 200,000 immigrants per year.

Evangelicals for Immigration Reform

c/o Jim Robb, 1601 Kent St., #1100, Arlington, VA 22209, 703/816-8822
Looking to Christ for guidance on domestic immigration policy, this organization warns that the open borders, which reeked havoc in the Old Testament, will also plague the United States.They claim that current policy's failure "to respect social unity invites a resurgence of nativism" and also disenchants the poor and immigrants already within the borders.It calls for a 250,000 person immigration cap with special preference for spouses, offspring under 18, and those fleeing religious persecution. Works out of the same office as ProEnglish and NumbersUSA.

Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR)

1666 Connecticut Avenue NW, Washington DC 20009, 202/328-7004, www.fairus.org
Founded in 1979, one of the most prominent anti-immigration organizations in the country.Garners support from people across the political spectrum using a combination of social, economic and environmental arguments.Calls for immediate moratorium on immigration.Ran television ads in Iowa, South Carolina and Virginia blaming immigrants for sprawl.Received $1.2 million from the Pioneer Fund between 1985 and 1994. Promotes local anti-immigrant organizations.Founded in 1978 by John Tanton and currently led by Dan Stein (see below).

National Grassroots Alliance

Founded in 1997, a consortium of over forty grassroots organizations that seek to restrict immigration.Works to coordinate national activities, helps grassroots organizations get started, in part by seeking funding for these groups and selected projects, and represents these organizations in Washington, DC. Formed by a $25,000 donation from FAIR.Headed by Craig Nelson (see below).

Social Contract Press

445 E. Mitchell St., Petoskey, MI 49770, 231/347-1171, www.tscpress.com
Publishes journals and books that support immigration restriction and calls for strengthening ties to “our” British cultural roots. According to the Southern Poverty Law Center, the Social Contract Press "publishes a number of racist works, including a reprint of the "gripping" 1973 book, The Camp of the Saints...a French racist fantasy novel about the obliteration of Western civilization by dark-skinned hordes from India. The novel, like the race war fantasy The Turner Diaries, has become a key screed for American white supremacists." Prints a quarterly journal, The Social Contract (archives available on the web at www.thesocialcontract.com).Founder and publisher is John Tanton.Washington editor is Roy Beck.(See below).

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U.S. Border Control

8180 Greensboro Drive, Suite 1070, McLean, Virginia 22102-3860, 703/356-6568, www.usbc.org
An immigration restriction group founded by Larry Pratt (see below).Began a pledge campaign in 1999 to get members of Congress to opposeall future legalization bills.Was a member of Coalition Against NAFTA Trucking (CANT). Publishes Border Alert.

United States Immigration Political Action Committee (USImpac-Coalition)

Founded by Joe McCutchen, a former Arkansas business owner.The national extension of MichIMPAC which formed for the purpose of ousting Senator Spencer Abraham (R-Mich.) who was the Senate Subcommittee on Immigration Chairman (now is Secretary of Energy in the Bush administration).Through advertisements targets pro-immigrant legislators.

United to Secure America

1301 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Suite 500, Washington, DC 20004, 202/628-4426, www.secureamerica.info/
A new national coalition that incorporates many conservative issues under the banner of lowered immigration levels as a national security measure. Has policy statements on manageable immigration levels, effective border controls, effective interior enforcement and visa tracking, and secure identification documents.Spokesperson for the organization’s 2002 ad campaign was Dan Stein of FAIR.

 

Local

American Civil Responsibilities Union

1442 E. Lincoln Avenue #336, Orange, CA92665, www.acru.com
Small California-based group.Promotes morality-based (“Traditional Judeo-Christian”) reform to rectify the alleged cultural decay of the United States partially spurred by the “invasion” of undocumented immigrants.Wants to close the border and deport all illegal immigrants.Supported California Proposition 187.Founder, Howard Gerber, testified in Anaheim, California in favor of granting power to local law enforcement to arrest suspected undocumented immigrants.

American Patrol

See Voices of Citizens Together.

Arizonans for Immigration Reform

PO Box 32552, Tuscon AZ 85751-2552
A member of the National Grassroots Alliance.Headed by retiree Wes Bramhall.

Border Solutions Task Force

555 Saturn Blvd., Suite 514BSan Diego CA 92154, 619/549-1285, http://thorin.adnc.com/~bstf/index.html
Ben Seeley is executive director.Group has advocated inland immigration checkpoints as part of a more comprehensive plan to end undocumented immigration from Mexico.Has coordinated protests with CCIR and VCT. The group incorporated in 1994 and has a core group of about 20 to 30 members.

California Coalition for Immigration Reform (CCIR)

Box 2744-117, Huntington Beach, California 92649, 714/665-2500, http://ccir.net/
Founded and directed by Barbara Coe (see below).Works closely with Glen Spencer of Voices of Citizens Together, and has supported other local anti-immigrant groups such as Sachem Quality of Life and Alabama Christians for Immigration Reform.CCIR co-authored and heavily campaigned for Proposition 187 in California. Claims U.S. society is being polluted by different cultures and ethnicities and recommends immediate deportation of undocumented immigrants.Warns of an impending Mexican “Reconquista” and urges Congress to follow through with its “constitutional obligations” to deal with the “ILLEGAL ALIEN INVASION” of the United States. Supports ranchers’ “right” to detain undocumented immigrants that cross their property and argues that local police should have the right to arrest undocumented immigrants.Publishes 9*1*1.

Concerned Citizens of Cochise County

PO Box 130, Hereford, AZ 85615, 520/364-5363, ltvance@theriver.com
Group of residents and ranchers in the Douglas, Arizona area concerned with undocumented immigration from Mexico.Headed by rancher Larry Vance.Members include Roger and Don Barnett (see below) and Andreas Mueller, who was sued by an immigrant for assault.

Georgia Coalition for Immigration Reform

gacoalition@hotmail.com
Claims to be racially and ethnically diverse organization that opposes racist and hateful views.Warn of the Mexican “Reconquista.”From their website: “Our coalition seeks reductions in immigration from ALL other countries, but we focus particularly on the massive numbers from certain Third World countries for reasons that become clear as one observes and studies the consequences of allowing ourselves to become a dumping ground for corruptly governed nations that use us as a safety valve for their desperate millions while advancing hostile and neo-Marxist agendas against us.” A member of the Southeast Alliance for Sensible Immigration Policy and the Diversity Alliance for a Sustainable America.Website written by Donna Locke.

The Independence Institute

14142 Denver West Pkwy, Suite 185, Golden, CO 80401, 303/279-6536, http://i2i.org
Colorado-based think tank that seeks alternatives to government programs through libertarian policy initiatives.Houses the Immigration Public Policy Center which conducts and publishes research and sponsors forums on the issue of immigration.Focuses on the purported social and economic costs of immigration to Coloradans.

Massachusetts Diversity Coalition for Immigration Reform

PO Box 962 Duxbury, MA 02331, 781/934-6996, mdcir@adelphia.net
A small volunteer-based group working for a reduction in legal as well as undocumented immigration.

Ranch Rescue

900 North Walnut Creek, Suite 100-213, Mansfield, TX 76063, 817/355-4782
Vigilante organization dedicated to protecting private property from the “invasion” of undocumented Mexican immigrants. Organizes armed volunteer security forces to “protect” ranches along the southern borders of Arizona, New Mexico, and Texas from “criminal trespassers.”Has sent volunteers to Roger Barnett’s (see below) Cross Rail ranch.Supports heavier enforcement on the border.Headed by Jack Foote.

Sachem Quality of Life Organization

PO Box 767, Farmingville NY 11738, 516/480-7124, www.sqlife.org
Long Island-based organization.Calls for the deportation of day laborers—many of whom are undocumented immigrants—working in Farmingville, Long Island area. Helped defeat a bill that would have provided county funds to maintain a day laborers’ hiring hall.Urges local law enforcement to arrest those suspected of being undocumented immigrants. Has received assistance from Federation for American Immigration Reform and Voices of Citizens Together in local organizing efforts

TRI-State Immigration Moratorium, Inc.

PO Box 1812, Cathedral Station, New York, NY 10025, 212/439-8746
Has membership in New York, Connecticut and New Jersey.Calls for greater attention to the issue of legal immigration, seeking a five-year moratorium on immigration and a return to pre-1965 immigration levels.Argues that the numbers are too high, bringing wages down and causing population growth.Proclaims to be defending the interests of working people, African Americans and environmentalists.

Voices of Citizens Together (VCT) 

13547 Ventura Blvd., Suite 163, Sherman Oaks, Calif.91423, 818/501-2061, www.americanpatrol.com
Also known as American Patrol.Founded and led by Glenn Spencer, a major backer of California Proposition 187.One of the most vocal and hard-lined local anti-immigrant groups in the country. Holds annual anti-immigrant 4th of July rallies, often attended by Lenora Fulani. Has large and frequently-updated website.Says dwindling enforcement on border will lead to Mexican takeover of Aztlán – now the American Southwest.An email dated Feb. 5, 2001 to the group’s list stated, “Powell says we no longer have a border line with Mexico. That is an invitation for Mexicans to flood into the United States. GET A GUN. Bush has sold us out. There is no question.”

Pro-Official English Groups

National

Center for Equal Opportunity/ Equal Opportunity Foundation (CEO/EOF)

815 15th Street NW, Suite 928, Washington, DC 20005, 202/639-0803, www.ceousa.org
Describes itself as devoted to colorblind equal access to opportunity and to racial harmony.Argues that immigration is not a problem, but that we need to promote assimilation by establishing English as the national language and opposing both bilingual education and affirmative action. Advocates for immigration admission based on skill qualifications, not family reunification. Headed by Linda Chavez (see below).

English First

8001 Forbes Place, Suite 109, Springfield, VA 22151, 703/321-8818, www.englishfirst.org
Founded in 1986 to advocate for official English and eliminate multilingual programs. Headed the Coalition Against Puerto Rico Statehood.Considered politically to the right of U.S. English, which has denounced English First as “an insignificant knock-off organization.”Criticizes Bush for Spanish language speeches, which, it claims, is slowing the assimilation process and dividing voters into “tribes.”Founded by Larry Pratt (see below).

English for the Children

555 Bryant St., #371, Palo Alto, CA 943011, 650/853-0360, www.onenation.org
Created by One Nation/One California to pass Proposition 227, California’s antibilingual education initiative. Opposes federal funding for bilingual education program. Chaired by multimillionaire Ron Unz (see below), who in 2000 bankrolled the successful antibilingual education initiative in Arizona and has since shifted his efforts to New York, Colorado and Massachusetts.

Institute for Research in English Acquisition and Development (READ)

815 15th Street NW, Suite 930, Washington, DC 20005, 202/639-0803, www.ceousa.org/
Founded in 1989 and now a project of the Equal Opportunity Foundation.Conducts research and provides assistance to schools about educational programs for limited-English students, consistently favoring English immersion over bilingual education. Publishes READ Perspectives.Directed by Linda Chavez (see below).

ProEnglish

1601 N. Kent Street, Suite 1100, Arlington, VA 22209, 703/816-8821, www.proenglish.org
Formerly known as English Language Advocates.Founded in 1994 to legally defend an English-as-the-official-language amendment to the Arizona constitution.Works in courts and legislature to establish English language constitutional amendments at state and federal levels.Opposes bilingual education and government translation services.Shares offices with Evangelicals for Immigration Reform and NumbersUSA. John Tanton (see below) is founder and a board member.

U.S. English

1747 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Suite 1100, Washington, DC 20006, 202/833-0100, www.us-english.org
Consists of two organizations, one focusing on legislative work at the state and federal levels, the other a much smaller nonprofit education and resource center.Advocates for official English, opposes statehood for Puerto Rico, bilingual programs, and legalization.Has a budget of more than $7 million. Founded in 1983 by John Tanton (see below) and the late Sen. S.I. Hayakawa (R-CA).

Population Control & Environmental Groups

National

Carrying Capacity Network (CCN)

2000 P Street NW, Suite 240, Washington, DC 20036, 202/296-4548, www.carryingcapacity.org
Blames high levels of immigration for a range of environmental problems, including sprawl and the energy crisis. Claims overpopulation decreases U.S. carrying capacity, the number of people the country’s resources can sustain, and calls for a five year moratorium on immigration and tougher employer sanctions. Ultimately seeks to decrease current immigration quota of 1 million per year to 100,000.

Negative Population Growth, Inc. (NPG)

1717 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Suite 101, Washington, DC 20036, 202/667-8950, www.npg.org
Population control group that promotes small families and decreased immigration to ensure ecological preservation and sustainability.Blames immigrants for U.S. mass consumption of natural resources.Has an extensive print, television, and radio advertising campaign endorsing population control and immigration restriction.Publishes the quarterly Population and Resource Outlook.Executive Director is Sharon McCloe Stein (see below).

NumbersUSA 

1601 N. Kent Street, Suite 1100, Arlington, VA 22209, 703/816-8820, www.numbersusa.org
A self-described “pro-immigrant and pro-immigration but anti-overimmigration” organization.Says “overimmigration” will lead to overcrowded schools, deteriorating quality of life, and urban sprawl.Opposes high-tech visas.Claims union support for undocumented immigrants hurts U.S. workers but monetarily benefits union.Distributes “report cards” on all congress members.Shares office with ProEnglish and Evangelicals for Immigration Reform.Roy Beck (see below) is founder and president.

POP.STOP

Advocates for reduced immigration which it claims is the single largest cause of overpopulation in the United States.As a member of the Coalition for the Future American Worker participated in a large television and newspaper ad campaign opposing to high-tech visas.

Population-Environment Balance

2000 P St NW, Suite 600, Washington, DC 20036, 202/955-5700, www.balance.org
Opposes any immigration beyond replacement level and seeks a 100,000 immigrants per year cap for the next five years. Connects immigration to urban sprawl, electricity blackouts, and water shortages. A founding sponsor of the Alliance for Stabilizing America’s Population! (ASAP!). Directed by Virginia Abernathy a demographer at Vanderbilt University and a frequent speaker at Counsel of Conservative Citizens conferences.

ProjectUSA

38-11 Ditmars Blvd # 544, Long Island City, NY 11105, www.projectusa.org
Population control organization that calls for immediate moratorium on immigration to prevent congestion, pollution, and a balkanized society.Blames unassimilated immigrants for destroying the “monocultural” United States.Founded by Craig Nelson (see below). Supports a five year guest worker program as opposed to legalization for current undocumented immigrants.

Sierrans for U.S. Population Stabilization 

PO Box 60736, Palo Alto, CA 94306-0736, (800) 352-4843, www.susps.org
Formed by members of the Sierra Club who advocated that the Club promote immigration restriction as part of a population control campaign, and more recently as part of an anti-sprawl campaign. Focuses only on legal immigration and not on unauthorized immigration.

Zero Population Growth (ZPG)

1400 Sixteenth Street NW, Suite 320, Washington, DC 20036, 202/332-2200, www.zpg.org
A liberal organization that advocates population control, especially in the United States, through education, advocacy and service efforts that lower birth rates.Although it argues that immigration is best decreased by addressing factors that compel people to leave their home countries, also calls on the government to set immigration levels that are consistent with slowing U.S. population growth and to increase the INS’ ability to prevent violation of immigration laws. Founded by John Tanton (See below).

Local

Bay Area Coalition for Immigration Reform

PO Box 2457, San Francisco, CA 94126, 415/241-8810, and

Immigration Reform Network of Silicon Valley

PO Box 1395, Los Gatos, CA 95031, 408/399-2132, www.limitstogrowth.org
These two San Francisco-area groups share a website and put out a joint newsletter, Limits to Growth. They argue that a stable population and restrictions on immigration are necessary to solve various social, environmental, and economic problems in the United States. They state that through immigration the United States is importing misogyny and antisemitism, especially from the Middle East, and that the U.S. Southwest is in danger of becoming a separate Hispanic nation.Share editor, Barbara Walker, with ProjectUSA.

Californians For Population Stablization (CAPS) 

1129 State Street, Suite 3-D, Santa Barbara, CA 93101, 805/564-6626, www.cap-s.org
Started in 1986 after the California contingent of Zero Population Growth broke from the national group.Seeks to decrease fertility and immigration rates by limiting California immigration, increasing border control, and the eliminating “automatic citizenship.”Advocates population control for environmental reasons.Advisory board includes Anne Ehrlich, co-author with husband Paul Ehrlich, of 1968 landmark bestseller The Population Bomb.Publishes CAPSnews and other activist resources.

Floridians for a Sustainable Population

PO Box 6212, Pompano Beach, FL 33060, 954/942-6446, www.flsuspop.org
Charges that the booming Florida population is responsible for destruction of the environment.Seeks to decrease domestic and foreign migration to Florida in part through an immigration cap and photo-ID social security cards, and through increased aid for international population control and family planning.Claims U.S. immigration policy is an infringement on the rights of Americans to live in comfortable, sustainable environments.

Midwest Coalition to Reform Immigration 

100 E. Roosevelt Rd., Suite 42 #359, Northfield, IL 60181, 630/678-0929, www.immigrationreform.org
Calls for 300,000 cap on immigration, arguing that high immigration will create a labor crisis, additional public expenses, and restrict local political voice in policy decisions. Also calls for harsher employment sanctions and deportation, denial of citizenship to children of undocumented immigrants, and greater state participation in immigration policy.Publishes MCRI Immigration News.A subsidiary of NumbersUSA.Dave Gorak is director.

White Nationalist Groups

National

American Nationalist Union

PO Box 426, Allison Park, PA 15101, www.anu.org
Promotes independent and third party candidates who support nationalist agendas to re-establish governments for the “great Middle American core.” Demands an end to American involvement in NAFTA and the construction of a security fence along the border of Mexico.Urges a ten year moratorium on immigration. Publishes monthly Nationalist Times.

CitizensLobby.com

PO Box 23037, Washington, DC 20026, http://citizenslobby.com
Dedicated to “the preservation of American sovereignty, culture, and values” and to putting U.S. interests first.Website includes links to the FBI and INS so that those who know of “illegal aliens” or “terrorists” in their community can submit tips. Scott Lauf, the Executive Director, worked for Senator Jesse Helms in 1992 and was a national staffer for Patrick Buchanan's 1996 presidential campaign.

Council of Conservative Citizens (CoCC)

PO Box 221683, St. Louis, MO 63122-9957, 314/291-8474, www.cofcc.org
Paleoconservative organization with close connections to Jesse Helms, John Ashcroft, and Trent Lott that seeks to restore Confederate values. Opposes the “Hispanic invasion,” big business and globalization.Calls for re-education of the Right on economic issues. Has campaigned to restore the Confederate flag and seeks to end racist attacks on Whites.Heir to the White Citizens Council of the 1960s.Publishes The Citizen Informer.

European-American Rights Organization

Box 188, Mandeville, LA 70470, 504/626-7714, www.whitecivilrights.com, www.davidduke.org
Formerly known as National Organization for European American Rights (NOFEAR). Founded in 2000 by former Klan leader, David Duke (see below).Modeled on the structures of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People and the Anti-Defamation League, with multiple chapters and a legal branch. Predicts the genocide of European Americans if immigration rates are not decreased.Accuses the government of discriminating against European Americans to appease the growing minority population.Opposes welfare, hate crime laws, affirmative action, “forced busing,” and Third World immigration that “will destroy the character and heritage of America.”

Middle America News (MANews)

PO Box 17088, Raleigh, NC 27619, 919/839-1001, www.manews.org/Default.htm
A monthly newspaper with a web presence.Advocates for a strict reading of the Constitution.Frames immigration as main cause of exploding U.S. population, overcrowded schools, devaluation of the economy, and rising unemployment.Claims immigration, bilingual education, and multiculturalism are a conspiracy of the elite who want to compromise the liberties of other Americans.Urges readers to reclaim, in Boston Tea Party fashion, the liberties originally established in the Constitution.Frequent contributors include Samuel Francis, Don Feder, and Charley Reese.

National Association for the Advancement of White People

Box 10625, New Orleans, LA 70181, 504/328-7477, www.naawp.com
Claims to be working to protect the “endangered” civil rights, values and heritage of the White majority in the United States.States that unauthorized immigration is turning the United States into a Third World nation.Its website asks, “Aren't you sick of reverse discrimination, busing, minority welfare rip offs, massive immigration, gun control, anti-white movies & TV shows? Do you want to see America become like Mexico or South Africa, or Uganda?”

New Century Foundation

Dept. A, PO Box 527, Oakton, VA 22124, 703/716-0900, www.amren.com
Founded by Jared Taylor, cites preservation of religious and racial homogeneity as main argument against immigration. Taylor says, that “the strength of diversity is one of a whole series of monstrous absurdities on which liberalism depends.” Other “absurdities” he names are “the equality of the races, the equivalence of the sexes, the unimportance of heredity, the normalcy of homosexuality, and the insignificance of physical and mental handicap.”Publishes American Renaissance.

Pioneer Fund 

1204 Third Avenue, Suite 150, New York, NY 10021, www.pioneerfund.org
Originally created to fund research on eugenics and innate differences between genders and races. Has provided millions in grants to academic “race scientists” at public and prestigious private universities.Has donated more than $190,000 toAmerican Immigration Control Foundation.Provided $1.2 million to FAIR between 1985 and 1994, including grants to promote Proposition 187. Heavily funded many of the researchers cited in The Bell Curve.

General: Websites Only

Affirmative Action for Immigrants?

Claims immigrants are reaping the benefits of affirmative action programs at the expense of African Americans.Calls on the government to include new legislative wording that would reserve affirmative action for African Americans only.Research sponsored by The Social Contract Press and the website was created by editor James Robb, who has written a booklet on the same topic for American Immigration Control Foundation.

Americans for Better Immigration

Immigration restriction website that monitors the voting records of committee chairs and other federal politicians since 1989.It also reports on the current administration’s immigration positions, giving Secretary of Energy Spencer Abraham an “F,” and Attorney General Ashcroft a “D.” A member of the Coalition for the Future American Worker.

Iconservative 

The self-declared "New home for the Right."Offers harsh anti-immigrant opinions, denounces Bush for being soft on immigration, and features articles from a variety of conservative sources.Houses extensive site dedicated to the presidential aspirations of Pat Buchanan, whom it dubs “a real conservative.”

Sierra Club Parody

Parody site of the official Sierra Club.Attacks official organization for failing toaddress immigration as what it claims to be the largest environmental problem.Alleges “high-immigration extremists” within Sierra Club ordered the neutral policy.Supports immigration cap and withholding of citizenship from children of undocumented immigrants.

VDARE 

Witan@vdare.com, www.vdare.com
A coalition website of individual members, including Peter Brimelow (see below), a British immigrant and author of Alien Nation. VDARE is short for Virginia Dare, the first English child born in what is now the United States.Warns that Mexican President Fox is trying to open the U.S.-Mexico border and take over the country.Samuel Francis (see below) is a frequent contributer.

General: Leaders/Ideologues 

Roger and Don Barnett

Armed with pistols and assault rifles, claim to have held 1000 undocumented immigrants who have trespassed on their Cross Rail Ranch until U.S. Border Patrol agents have arrived.

Roy Beck

Supports population control and immigration restriction policies.Founder of Numbers USA, Washington editor for The Social Contract Press, author of The Case Against Immigration, director of the Coalition for the Future American Worker, and member of the Midwest Coalition for Immigration Reform Advisory Council.

George J. Borjas

From a Cuban family who immigrated in 1962, Borjas is an Economist at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. He says immigrants today are less skilled, less educated and more likely to go on welfare than natives, and are a drain on the national economy—mostly because of the 1965 laws that dropped race-based immigrant quotas and led to an increase in poor immigrants. He favors curtailingimmigration and changing policies to favor skilled immigrants.Author of Heavan’s Door: Immigration Policy and the American Economy.

Peter Brimelow

Author of Alien Nation.Focuses attention on national unity and White preservation.Editor of VDARE.Senior editor for Forbes Magazine and The National Review.

Patrick Buchanan

Xenophobic economic nationalist and populist. Left the Republican Party during the 2000 presidential election to run on the Reform Party ticket with Ezola Foster, anti-immigrant activist and an African-American former member of the John Birch Society.In 2001, under Buchanan’s leadership, the Reform Party voted to support a ten-year ban on immigration.Author of Death of the West: How Mass Immigration, Depopulation & A Dying Faith Are Killing Our Culture and Country.

Linda Chavez

Former Reagan appointee and George W. Bush’s initial pick for Secretary of Labor.Proponent of assimilation and English as the official U.S. language.Believes bilingual education should be abandoned in favor of English immersion. Author of Out of the Barrio, president of the Center for Equal Opportunity and the READ Institute, and former head of U.S. English. Syndicated columnist and political analyst for Fox News.

Barbara Coe

Director of California Coalition for Immigration Reform.Has appeared at the conferences of the Council of Conservative Citizens and written for its newsletter.In 1996 told the Washington Times, “Are we shocked by the demands that Latinos be given instant citizenship privileges?These are the same legal and illegal immigrants who bleed our welfare and medical care programs dry for benefits that citizens are denied, destroy our educational system, and laugh at our judicial system while they grab their welfare checks with one hand, deal drugs with the other and their gangs savagely murder our citizens.”

Samuel Francis

Isolationist concerned about promoting White culture as a cornerstone of U.S. national sovereignty. Editor and publisher of Sam Francis Weekly.Also, was syndicated columnist and editorial contributor for the Washington Times, until he was fired for writing a racially offensive column.Once chaired the American Immigration Control Foundation.Currently is a frequent contributor to the Conservative Chronicles andeditor of Citizens Informer, a publication of the Council of Conservative Citizens.

Craig Nelson

Founded ProjectUSA in 1991and directs the National Grassroots Alliance.Has erected billboards proclaiming, "Over 80 percent of Americans support very little or no immigration" and "Immigration is doubling U.S. population in your lifetime." Has admitted to falsifying statistics that appeared on his “billboard democracy” campaign against the alleged immigrant-spawned population boom and to having employed undocumented immigrants in his Manhattan restaurant.

Larry Pratt

Has founded several groups that are to the right of their right-wing counterparts:English First (as opposed to U.S. English), Gun Owners of America (as opposed to the National Rifle Association), U.S. Border Control (as opposed to FAIR) and the antichoice Committee to Protect the Family.Resigned as co-chair of Pat Buchanan’s national campaign in 1996 after allegations linked him to militias and White supremacist organizations.A ruling elder in the Presbyterian Church in the United States.

Dan Stein 

President of Federation for American Immigration Reform since 1988.Married to Sharon McCloe Stein of NPG.On The Social Contract Editorial Advisory Board.Operates the website, The Stein Report, www.steinreport.com.A former congressional staffer. According to the ADL, Stein once said: “Certainly we would encourage people in other countries to have small families.Otherwise they’ll all be coming here, because there’s no room in the Vatican…Many [immigrants] hate America, hate everything the United States stands for.Talk to some of these Central Americans.”

Sharon McCloe Stein

Executive Director of Negative Population Growth.Married to Dan Stein of FAIR.

John Tanton

Served as founder and director of Zero Population Growth (ZPG) from 1971-75 and the first president of the Northern Michigan Planned Parenthood.From 1975-77 was chairman of the Sierra Club National Population Committee.When Tanton failed to convince ZPG board to deal with immigration as a population control issue, he founded Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR) (he is now on the Board of Directors) and later joined with Sen. S.I. Hayakawa (R-CA) to found U.S. English.Resigned as chair of U.S. English and Linda Chavez resigned as president when a now-infamous Tanton-authored memo was leaked.The memo posited that California could become a state with educated, English-speaking, Protestant Whites being outnumbered by uneducated, poor, Spanish-speaking and Catholic Hispanics: “Perhaps this is the first instance in which those with their pants up are going to be caught by those with their pants down!”He has since founded ProEnglish and publishes The Social Contract.

Ron Unz 

Silicon Valley entrepreneur and physicist who bankrolled the antibilingual education campaigns in California and Arizona.Created English for the Children to further his English immersion campaign.Ran for governor of California in 1994 against Pete Wilson on a pro-immigrant platform and opposed Proposition 187.Is on the board of Center for Equal Opportunity.

John Vinson

Has headed American Immigration Control Foundation since 1990.Has worked closely with White supremacist Council of Conservative Citizens, as a speaker at its conferences and a columnist, and more recently a contributing writer for its publication.

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