Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Restricting Language and Immigration

Immigration restrictionism and English-only sentiments are closely related, both organizationally and ideologically. ProEnglish shares a suite of offices with NumbersUSA and is linked to the Federation for American Immigration Reform through common funding and its founder. ProEnglish explicitly links language restriction, immigration restriction, cultural supremacy, and national unity issues. See complete profile: Given how closely the policy agenda of the immigration restrictionists in Congress reflect the demands of restrictionist policy institutes in Washington, it's no surprise that the restrictionist caucuses in the House and the Senate have close relations with groups like the Federation for American Immigration Reform and NumbersUSA. Cong. Brian Bilbray (R-CA), who took over the chairmanship of the House Immigration Reform Caucus from Cong. Tom Tancredo (R-CO) in February 2007, is a good case in point. Bilbray serves as co-chair of FAIR's National Advisory Board. See complete profile:

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