The Center for New Community just released a map titled, “The Anti-Immigrant Movement & Environmentalism.” This map tracks the anti-immigrant movement’s attempts to inject itself into discussions on population and the environment. The map folds out and is a tool for environmentalists who are taking a stand against bigotry by identifying anti-immigrant groups promoting hate.
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The map includes a short introduction of the anti-immigrant movement. It also highlights the role that white nationalist John Tanton played in promoting a shared agenda between the environmental movement and those attempting to restrict immigration to the U.S.
Tanton founded the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR) and U.S. Inc., 30 years ago. Through these two organizations, John Tanton has seeded most of today’s anti-immigration groups, including the Center for Immigration Studies, Negative Population Growth (NPG), Progressives for Immigration Reform (PFIR), and NumbersUSA.
Tanton has a track record of advocating for racial eugenics. To found FAIR in the late 1970s, Tanton solicited and received over $1.2 million from the Pioneer Fund, a pro-eugenics group that aims to use its financial largesse to fund groups that promote “racial betterment” — a scientifically disproven theory which claims that a biologically-caused IQ difference exists between white and non-white people.
The map lists individuals and groups that are attempting to use environmental frame to promote anti-immigration agendas. Showcasing pseudo-environmental groups including the Carrying Capacity Network (CCN) and Californians for Population Stabilization (CAPS), this map is a great new resource that should be used by environmentalists and activists alike.