ADL Receives Ford Foundation Grant to Support Research on Anti-Immigrant Movement

Grant Will Allow Response to New Developments and Trends Emerging Through 2014

New York, NY, July 30, 2013 … The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) has been awarded a $500,000 grant to further expand its work on researching extremism within the anti-immigrant movement in the United States.

In announcing the grant, Abraham H. Foxman, ADL National Director stated: “We are gratified that the Ford Foundation has reaffirmed the importance of our effort to investigate and report on the extremism within the anti-immigrant movement in the United States.   We believe that ADL has been making an important contribution to the country’s discussion by publicizing the activities and rhetoric of anti-immigrant groups and activists and exposing the crossover between the mainstream and extremist elements of the anti-immigrant movement. We are proud to be a partner with the Ford Foundation which is so committed to making this a just and equitable nation.”

The Ford Foundation grant is a renewal of a previous generous grant that supported ADL’s endeavor to investigate the individuals and groups that promote stereotypes, bigotry and prejudice against immigrants, particularly Hispanics; to educate the public about the impact of extremism within the anti-immigrant movement; and to work with other prominent civil rights organizations to address these issues.

The Ford Foundation grant will allow ADL to respond to new developments and trends emerging through 2014, as anti-immigration activists on the state and national levels continue to target immigrants in the wake of comprehensive immigration reform.

The Anti-Defamation League was founded in 1913 to stop the defamation of the Jewish people and to secure justice and fair treatment to all. Today it is the world’s leading organization combating anti-Semitism, exposing hate groups, training law enforcement on hate crimes, developing anti-bias education programs for students, countering cyber-hate and relentlessly pursuing equal rights for all.

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