Progressives For Immigration Reform

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Progressives For Immigration Reform (PFIR) "is a non-profit organization seeking to educate the public on the unintended consequences of mass migration... it is the position of PFIR that immigration policy should consider the effects of policy on population size, population growth, skill composition of the labor force, the working conditions and wages of both immigrants and native born workers, domestic water and energy supplies, open space and preservation of biodiversity, and the emission of greenhouse gases from the United States." [1]

PFIR has been called "the latest front group of the anti-immigrant John Tanton Network. Before assuming her present assignment, [PFIR Executive Director Leah] Durant was a staff attorney for the Tanton Network’s Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR). In 2007 FAIR was listed alongside klan and neo-Nazi organizations as a hate group by the Southern Poverty Law Center." [2] [3]

Alternet has reported that PFIR and other organizations in the John Tanton Network are "hijacking" the environmental movement to promote their anti-immigrant agendas, and that PFIR has advertised itself as an environmental group on environmental blogs. [4]

Board of Directors

Accessed September 2010: [5]

Board of Advisors

Accessed September 2010: [6]

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  1. Progressives for Immigration Reform website "about" page, accessed February 2010
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  4. "How Anti-Immigrant Groups are Hijacking the Environmental Movement, Alternet, January 13, 2010
  5. About, Progressives for Immigration Reform, accessed September 13, 2010.
  6. About, Progressives for Immigration Reform, accessed September 13, 2010.