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To: Orange County Board of Supervisors
OC Board of Supervisors: Reject White Supremacist Hategroup, Defend Sanctuary
Reject white supremacist hate group, Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR), and their anti-immigrant agenda--defend Sanctuary in California.
Why is this important?
FAIR has been a labeled hate group by the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) since 2008 for its ties to White Supremacist groups and attacks on non-white immigrants (1).
Now FAIR is scheming with Orange County cities to undermine California's Sanctuary Law, and the OC Board of Supervisors may be the next government to join in on the scheme by considering a proposal to sue the state.
The Immigration Reform Law Institute, an organization affiliated to FAIR has been lobbying cities in Orange County to undermine California's Sanctuary law, including Yorba Linda, Los Alamitos, and others.
“We’re lining up cities to join us with amicus briefs,” Christopher Hajec, the organization’s director of litigation, told the OC Register (2).
The SPLC writes: 'FAIR founder John Tanton, a man with a lengthy record of friendly correspondence with Holocaust deniers, a former Klan lawyer, and leading white nationalist thinkers, has repeatedly suggested that racial conflict will be the outcome of immigration. In 1998, he told a reporter that whites would inevitably develop a racial consciousness because “most people don't want to disappear into the dustbin of history,” and added that once whites did become racially conscious, the result would be “the war of each against all”' (1).
Don't let this racist, hate group dictate Orange County's policies and priorities.
1. How Do We Know FAIR is a Hate Group?: https://www.splcenter.org/hatewatch/2012/08/10/how-do-we-know-fair-hate-group
2. Orange County supervisor suggests suing California over immigration sanctuary law: https://www.ocregister.com/2018/03/22/o-c-and-cities-launch-new-steps-against-sanctuary-law/