Apr 27 2006

Founder of the Modern Anti-Immigrant Movement

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John TantonGUEST: Christopher Hayes, Senior Editor at “In These Times.” His latest article is “Keeping America Empty,” in the May 2006 issue of In These Times.

Immigrant rights activists are gearing up for a national day of action on May 1st in a culmination of more than a month of high-profile activities nationwide including marches and walkouts. While immigration issues dominate the news, little is known about a man who was practically the founder of the modern anti-immigrant movement. He goes by the obscure name of John Tanton. A spokesperson for the Center for New Community, a watchdog organization of anti-immigrant groups, says Tanton has done for immigrant politics “what Pat Robertson did for the Christian Right.”

Read Christopher Hayes’ article here.

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