In a story about a illegal immigrant who has been accused of car-jacking, we find this:
There are an estimated 140,000 illegal aliens working in Pennsylvania, according to the Federation of American Immigration Reform.It's a mystery why the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review would use the Federation for American Immigration Reform for background information. A mystery because the Southern Poverty Law Center has declared FAIR to be a hate group.
Even if it weren't, we'd STILL be pointing out the financial support the foundations controlled by Richard Mellon Scaife have made to FAIR.
- In 2008, the Sarah Scaife Foundation gave $300,000 to FAIR.
- In 2007, the Sarah Scaife Foundation gave $50,000 to FAIR.
- In 2007, the Carthage Foundation gave $300,000 to FAIR.
- In 2006, the Carthage Foundation gave $300,000 to FAIR.
That's nearly $1,000,000 in just two years. In fact the mediatransparency project over at Mediamatters reports that the Carthage and Sarah Scaife Foundations have given almost $3,000,000 to FAIR since 1986.
Don't you think that should have at least been mentioned in this article? I mean it is a warning about the need for immigration reform, isn't it?
The circle jerk continues.
But wait, there's more. The SPLC has this to say:
The organized anti-immigration "movement" is almost entirely the handiwork of one man, Michigan activist John H. Tanton.And they list a number of other anti-immigration groups either funded or founded by Tanton. If we limit our search to just those groups founded by Tanton, we find that there's another group that's enjoyed the largess of Scaife's foundation money, the Center for Immigration Studies.
How much money has Scaife funneled to CIS? I am glad you asked.
- In 2008, the Sarah Scaife Foundation gave $150,000 to the CIS.
- In 2007, the Sarah Scaife Foundation gave $150,000 to the CIS.
- In 2006, the Sarah Scaife Foundation gave $150,000 to the CIS.
That's another $450,000 to John Tanton by way of CIS. Mediamatters reports that the Carthage and Sarah Scaife foundations have given about $1.5 million to the CIS since 1991.
I guess you could say that Richard Mellon Scaife's rather well-connected to the nation's anti-immigration movement.