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.