Hell Hath No Fury Like the Illegal Alien Amnesty Lobby Scorned

Ira Mehlman, National Media Director for FAIR

Last week, the pro-illegal alien amnesty lobby announced a $100 public relations campaign – financed in part by the Mexican government – to convince the American public that we could not survive without illegal immigrants. They claim to have already raised $25 million.

Now FAIR has learned that the pro-amnesty lobby is planning to ratchet up its smear campaign against FAIR and others who advocate immigration enforcement and policies that place the interests of the American public first. The Brave New Foundation, a Los Angeles-based group, is producing an “expose” on the immigration reform movement. The Brave New Foundation is headed up by well-known filmmaker Robert Greenwald, who has produced numerous high profile documentaries http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0339254/ , including the 2003 film, Outfoxed: Rupert Murdoch’s War on Journalism. The project is also being backed by People for the American Way, an organization that has repeatedly launched ad hominem attacks against FAIR and others working for sensible immigration reform.

Since the defeat of the Bush-Kennedy amnesty bill and other smaller amnesty bills in 2007, there has been a well-coordinated strategy on the part of the amnesty lobby to attack FAIR and other groups that helped block passage of those bills. We can expect to see much more of these vicious attacks in 2008.


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