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Re: “Duke removes four anti-immigration groups from Fred Stanback Internship Program

Lisa, did you ask anyone at FAIR or any of the other organizations about this? Why does the Sierra Club's position, which your article makes clear was taken for political reasons, mean that other groups cannot continue to highlight the population-immigration connection?

If you are aware of the connection between population growth and immigration, why did you write the article in such a way that suggested they were completely separate concerns? The Pew report you reference attributes the decline in birthrates to economic considerations. Those short-term trends you cite don't do much to change the role of immigration in driving US population growth in the long run.

Even if that was the case, your failure to even mention the connection reflects a real bias on your part. Stanback had legitimate reasons to emphasize immigration as part of his environmental program. Certainly legitimate enough for you to MENTION them, rather than using a few memos by John Tanton as your only representation of the organizations' positions.

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Posted by m g on 04/10/2013 at 3:09 PM

Re: “Duke removes four anti-immigration groups from Fred Stanback Internship Program

FAIR isn't concerned about the environment?

The Pew Research Center has found that immigration drives 85% of US population growth. These organizations were founded by environmentalists who were concerned about population growth, and they dedicate resources to investigating environmental concerns.

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Posted by m g on 04/10/2013 at 12:40 PM

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