Group behind sheriff's border training responds to "hate" report
Federation for American Immigration Reform National Field Director Susan Tully said this week that the Southern Poverty Law Center gets it wrong when it labels FAIR a hate group.
The Birmingham, Ala.-based Southern Poverty Law Center raised several questions in a Hatewatch article published July 13 regarding FAIR. The article calls FAIR an “anti-immigration hate group behind draconian immigration enforcement laws in Arizona and Alabama and elsewhere.”
FAIR is sponsoring The National Sheriffs Border School and Border Tour in El Paso, Texas next month. The Alamance County Sheriff’s Office is among 30 sheriff’s departments from North Carolina that are scheduled to attend from Sept. 21-22...
Tully said Tuesday that the border school and tour will provide departments with information about how drug cartels in Mexico are able to find their way across the border.
“The sheriffs will understand what we are up against,” Tully said. “They will be taken to the border to see for themselves.”
Tully said sheriffs nationwide are affected by what happens at the border with illegal immigrants crossing and finding their way to local communities not located near the border...
SPLC’s Hatewatch article also states, “FAIR has good reason to worry about being perceived as racist. Its leaders have longstanding ties to white supremacist groups and eugenicists. FAIR’s founder, John Tanton, has expressed his wish that America remain a majority white population, and one of the group’s main goals is upending the Immigration and Nationality Act of 1965.”
Tully said Tuesday that while FAIR is hosting the border school and tour in September, FAIR will not be involved in the training.
Tully said she believes SPLC is a group set up to attack those who don’t agree with its stand on issues and has used its cause against FAIR to raise funds for its agency. Tully said she also believes SPLC articles in Hatewatch spew hate....
CAIRCO would like to point out to readers that the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) has been repeatedly discredited. For more information, see SPLC - Follow the Money at the Center for Immigration Truth. Also see Ansering My Critics by John Tanton.