John Tanton Story in the NYT

We've written about John Taton before here at MoE, but now the mainstream press is finally weighing in, finally!  The New York Times ran this story on Taton last week.  Here's an excerpt:

One group that Dr. Tanton nurtured,Numbers USA, doomed President George W. Bush’s legalization plan four years ago by overwhelming Congress with protest calls. Another, the Federation for American Immigration Reform, or FAIR, helped draft the Arizona law last year to give the police new power to identify and detain illegal immigrants.

A third organization, the Center for Immigration Studies, joined the others in December in defeating the Dream Act, which sought to legalize some people brought to the United States illegally as children.

Rarely has one person done so much to structure a major cause, or done it so far from the public eye. Dr. Tanton has raised millions of dollars, groomed protégés and bequeathed institutions, all while running an ophthalmology practice nearly 800 miles from Capitol Hill.

“He is the most influential unknown man in America,” said Linda Chavez, a former aide to President Ronald Reagan who once led a Tanton group that promoted English-only laws.

I encourage you to read the article, then read the MoE post about some of the crooked people Tanton deals with.  The anti-immigration movement is this country is riddled with hate and racism and it needs to stop.

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