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PFAW Report Exposes Right Wing Playbook Against Immigration Reform
WASHINGTON - People For the American Way released a
report today previewing the strategies to be employed by right-wing
activists fighting against common-sense immigration reform this year.
Drawing on years of expertise on the Right, the report details the nine
strategies designed to defeat any efforts to reform our country's
immigration system, as well as tools for fighting back against these dishonest
"American citizens deserve an immigration system that works for
our country," said Michael B. Keegan,
President of People For the American Way. "That means we deserve
comprehensive immigration reform. But the anti-immigrant, far-right
fringe has been successful in torpedoing sensible legislation in the past and
they're gearing up to do it again. Supporters of reform are intent
on learning from past mistakes, and part of that means understanding the strategies
The report, "(Pre)Viewing
the Right Wing Playbook on Immigration" is the latest in People
For's "Right Wing Watch: In Focus" series and adds to
research already published on PFAW's RightWingWatch.org. It lays out
nine strategies the Right will use to attack any common-sense immigration
Appeal to Racial Fear and The ‘Brown' Threat to ‘White'
is happening to us? An immigrant invasion of the United
States from the Third World, as America's white majority is no
longer even reproducing itself." -
Appeal to Racial Resentment by Portraying Immigrant Rights Advocates as Racists
is] the Ku Klux Klan of the Hispanic people" - Michael Savage
Portray Immigrants and Their Supporters as Invaders, Conquerors, Enemies of the
homegrown multiculti-mau-mau-ers know exactly what they believe, and they know
exactly what they are doing. They aim to mainstream the ‘Stolen Land'
mantra and pervert history. They aim to obliterate America's borders by sheer
demographic and political force." -
Portray Immigrants as Criminals and Terrorists - "Illegal immigration" is a
"slow-motion Holocaust," and a "slow-motion terrorist attack
on the United States."
- Congressman Steve King
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Portray Immigrants as Carriers of Disease and Weapons of Bio-Terrorism -
time you eat in a restaurant or sleep in a hotel or motel....just remember to
bring your own food, dishes, untensils [sic], glasses, towels, and maybe your
own water. The person who cooked your meal or made your bed may very well be
the one who picked your fruit and vegetables, yesterday....and we've heard the
stories about what they do in the fields....haven't we?" - Mothers Against Illegal Aliens
Reform by Shouting ‘Amnesty' - "‘Comprehensive' is the
code word for amnesty." - Pat
Denigrate Reform Efforts as Vote-Buying -- "The Democrats know it's to their
advantage to bring in Third World hordes who
will one day become Democratic voters." -
Portray Anti-Immigrant Stance as ‘Pro-Worker' (While Voting Against
Worker Interests) -- "If they were not in the country, we wouldn't have to worry about
emergency room or health insurance costs at all. And Americans would have these
jobs." - Congressman Virgil
Push Divisive Black-Brown Wedge - "[Illegal immigration is] the greatest threat to
black people since slavery." -
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