CHRIS HAYES ON JOHN TANTON-THE FATHER OF THE ANTI IMMIGRATION MOVEMENT(part 2)-Andrew Stelzer

05/17/06

As the founder of the Federation of Americans for immigration reform, The center for immigration studies, and Numbers USA, some of the more powerful anti immigration groups, John Tanton is credited as being the father of the modern anti-immigration movement. In the early 1970’s Tanton was an environmentalist who was worried about population control, but over time his ideas to stop illegal immigration attracted people more motivated by racism, and the notion that the US should keep foreigners out of the country. Those concerns have become the more public face of the movement in recent years and months. In the second of a 2-part interview, WMNF spoke to In These Times magazine senior editor Chris Hayes, who wrote an article about Tanton in the magazines May issue. We began by asking Hayes, how involved in John Tanton with the groups he founded these days, and if not, who are the movements’ leaders?

HAYES ON TANTON PART 2

That was In These Times senior editor Chris Hayes, speaking about an article in the may issue of the magazine, about John Tanton, the father of the anti-immigration movement. You can read the article “Keeping America Empty� at http://www.inthesetimes.com/site/main/article/2608/

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