Hate Groups Donate to AZ Immigration Defense Fund

Sigh… I personally have given up even trying to warn or reason with the supporters of Arizona’s Immigration Law, because they either just don’t care about discrimination, never have been a victim of racial profiling or don’t care. I understand that there is a problem with illegal immigration, but this law carries too many risks of civil rights violations with it.

Now as many Republicans march to the defense of Arizona, they do so at their own social political peril. The support of such law will only further alienate the GOP from attracting support for any other polices they may have in the fastest growing segment of the legal population, the Hispanic community in addition to other immigrants.

Besides all of that, this is the point I want to bring out to those who are in support of Arizona’s Immigration Law. I really hope someone can just answer the question.

The Story — The white supremacist political party American Third Position (A3P) proudly announced its donation to the fund recently established by Arizona’s Republican Gov. Jan Brewer to defend that state’s controversial new immigration law.

The American Third Position has just made a triple-digit donation to Arizona’s Border Security and Immigration Legal Defense Fund,” the group announced in an E-mail alert. In describing its own mission. The A3P says it “exists to represent the political interests of White Americans.”

Oddly enough, I really don’t care that much about that. If other ethnic groups can have an interest group, then Caucasian Americans should be able to do that as well. The problem comes from the motives for why and what they’re promoting.

Let’s continue with the story.

The statute that Brewer signed into law in April, commonly known as SB 1070, is a harsh anti-immigration ordinance that would make the failure of non-citizens to carry immigration documents a crime and that obligates police to check the immigration status of those people they come into lawful contact with if there is “reasonable suspicion” that they are undocumented immigrants. Last week, the Department of Justice announced that it would sue Arizona to block the law, saying it would encourage illegal racial profiling and also interfere with federal control over immigration policy.

The new defense fund, which will help cover the state’s legal fees in the DOJ lawsuit, already has collected nearly $1 million, according to Brewer’s Facebook page.

The Claim — Gov. Brewer claims that SB 1070 will not target persons based on their skin color, which contradicts the motive of the law. So how can it be enforce?

The Problem — A3P begs to differ, seeing SB 1070 as a tool for the reinstatement of white political control. “We support all constructive endeavors by private citizens, businesses, local governments — or in this case a sovereign state — to stem and reverse the browning of America.”

They continue on by saying, “Arizona’s enforcement statute represents the best current opportunity to reduce [brown-skinned immigration]. From its inception, A3P has been disseminating the nightmarish facts regarding the financial, social and demographic consequences of the unprecedented invasion from the south.

The defense fund is also being pushed on Stormfront.org, the largest and oldest white nationalist forum on the Web. Under the headline “Jan Brewer Sets Up SB1070 Defense Fund,” “Adolf Hitlist” admonishes his fellow extremists, “Money where your mouth is time!”

Adolf’s fellow forum users have responded enthusiastically to his call for donations. “I’m going to send them 50 fat bucks,” writes “Mishko Novosel.” “[T]his might encourage Arizona to leave the Union, and this is why I’ll back them because something good will come of this.” “Axeman” celebrated the fund’s rapid increase: “Wow! At 1:30pm yesterday, AZ’s defense fund was roughly $163k, at 9am this morning it was $363k. Keep it up!” “KuKluxKlan—SoCal” chimed in with, “Donated.”

It’s not surprising that these racists and extremists are enthusiastic about SB 1070. After all, the law originated with the hate group Federation for American Immigration Reform, whose founder John Tanton has written, “I’ve come to the point of view that for European-American society and culture to persist requires a European-American majority, and a clear one at that.” That is exactly what A3P believes.

The Question — So here’s my question to those who support this law or these groups. If it is not about race, then why are groups such as the A3P and the KKK promoting their donation to the defense of this law?

A bonus question for Republicans. Do you recognize how sociopolitical damage this is causing your party?

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4 thoughts on “Hate Groups Donate to AZ Immigration Defense Fund

  1. I hope that every American, regardless of where he lives, will stop and examine his conscience about this and other related incidents. This Nation was founded by men of many nations and backgrounds. It was founded on the principle that all men are created equal, and that the rights of every man are diminished when the rights of one man are threatened. All of us ought to have the right to be treated as he would wish to be treated, as one would wish his children to be treated, but this is not the case.

    I know the proponents of this law say that the majority approves of this law, but the majority is not always right. Would women or non-whites have the vote if we listen to the majority of the day, would the non-whites have equal rights (and equal access to churches, housing, restaurants, hotels, retail stores, schools, colleges and yes water fountains) if we listen to the majority of the day? We all know the answer, a resounding, NO!

    As for the undocumented workers, as was attributed to Ronald Reagan “It’s the Economy, Stupid”. When the economy is good you say let’s all celebrate “Cinco de Mayo, my brothers” but when the economy is down “it’s all your fault, you damn immigrant”. This too will pass, the real problem is the narcos, arms and people smugglers and that’s what the focus should be on.

    Today we are committed to a worldwide struggle to promote and protect the rights of all who wish to be free. In a time of domestic crisis men of good will and generosity should be able to unite regardless of party or politics and do what is right, not what is just popular with the majority. Some men comprehend discrimination by never have experiencing it in their lives, but the majority will only understand after it happens to them.

  2. Immigrants created this country. Ask anyone. NO ONE in this nation can claim it without first realizing that immigrants are our founders. The Federal government has set up laws — rules and regulations to safeguard these newfound residents. And therefore, the Federal government must protect those who enforce those very laws. Our newfound residents must be defended — legally. All 10 pages of the Arizona bill must be read — yes all 10 pages —

  3. My conscience lies with those who, like my grandfather and his family, migrated to this great nation legally and may still be waiting for citizenship while others cry racism and human rights indecencies.

    What say you to those who, like my grandfather and his sisters and parents before him, worked until their fingers bled. Fought until their brothers died beside them in battle.

    What say You? Shame on you. There is a way for everyone to be here peacefully. But America is about hard work — even for a 3rd generation Mexican like me, a single mom with 2 jobs and no intention of falling for the new government slave trade, trying to convince me that you know best.

    The Arizona law clearly mimicks the Federal law, in that no one may be questioned about citizenship unless already involved in another legal matter, like speeding or running a red light.

    Read the bill. It’s shorter than all these foolish rantings.

    You should be ashamed. Where does your conscience lie?

  4. It is very sad that AZ would take donations from known Racist groups. A3P (or whateverthefuck they call themselves) certainly don’t speak for me.

    Having said that….

    This is not about immigrants or Mexicans. This is about Illegal Immigrants who are too lazy or have too little respect for this country to go through the process and simply get documentation. Most have never even tried. Granted, the immigration process needs reform, but a person who really wants the privilege of being an American will make the effort to do it right.
    You can’t be American and “Society Anonymous” at the same time.

    The only aspect of this legislation that is not acceptable is the racial profiling. Racial profiling is 100% harmful and never serves anything good. But it’s not anyone’s fault that the majority of Illegals in a given state may be of a similar race. Though “Mexican” is not and never has been a “race”. It is a nationality.

    Document checks must be conducted during situations where docs are normally presented by everyone. Buying homes, renting apartments, DMV or police stops for any legitimate reason such as speeding or disorderly conduct.
    Checking ID because of skin color or ethnic similarity is unacceptable but there will be incidents.

    All immigrants are welcome. We are all descendant from immigrants (aside from native Americans of course). Some of our ancestors were forced to come here like Africans and many Europeans. Most came here looking for opportunity but they took pride in becoming Americans. They studied hard and earned their place amongst us. They waited patiently, learned the language, learned the historical facts and the cultural aspects.

    Many selfish people come here and act as though citizenship is a right. It is not.
    It’s a privilege to be born into or earned another way.

    I do not agree with Arizona’s approach to this problem, but I do agree that there is a problem that needs approaching. The fact is, had the federal gov’t done it’s job over the years, there would be no need for states to act on their own.

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