Recognizing that all families deserve a future that embraces diversity and equal access to the American dream, ADL has supported fair and humane immigration policies since its founding in 1913. In June ADL applauded the Senate’s passage of a comprehensive immigration reform bill, calling it “a very important step” towards fixing the nation’s broken immigration system. Join ADL in asking the House to pass comprehensive immigration reform that reflects our values as a nation of immigrants.
The major anti-immigrant groups in the United States receive the bulk of their donations from foundations with close ties to the movement itself as well as foundations with a history of funding right-wing organizations. The extreme anti-immigrant group Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR), the Center for Immigration Studies (CIS) and NumbersUSA benefit the most from these donations. They boast annual budgets in the millions of dollars, which are used to promote their anti-immigrant agenda of blocking pro-immigrant legislation, drafting and promoting anti-immigrant legislation and demonizing immigrants.
Through legislative advocacy, legal briefs, public education and training ADL has supported meaningful immigration reform that honors our values as a nation of immigrants.
As the issue of immigration continues to receive a lot of attention both on Capitol Hill and in the media, extremist groups are attempting to use it to attract attention and, ultimately, more followers to their cause. Through rallies, flier distributions and other activities, extremists hope to capitalize on this hot-button issue.