Originally posted at Imagine 2050. Imagine 2050 is project which includes activists, immigrants, artists and students who are invested in a future nation that embraces multiculturalism and tolerance.
Anti-Immigrant Groups Blame Immigrants for BP Oil Spill
June 18, 2010
By Rebecca Poswolsky
BP can’t contain the oil spill and the anti-immigrant movement can’t control its tendency to blame immigrants for every bad thing in America. On the ground, people are cleaning up oil, protesting BP, and fighting to protect their communities. Anti-immigrant leaders associated with The John Tanton Network posit a different response all together.
Phillip Cafaro, a writer for think-tank Center for Immigration Studies (CIS) and for Federation for American Immigration Reform (both founded by John Tanton), is suggesting that the BP oil spill is a result of immigrant populations. Cafaro’s blog article, written for CIS and titled “Oil Spills and Immigration Policy,” starts off by stating that it would be ridiculous to connect causality between immigration and the BP oil spill. Funny enough, Cafaro manages to do just that.
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Rebecca Poswolsky is a contributor to Imagine 2050. Contributors to the the blog include activists, immigrants, artists and students who are invested in a future nation that embraces multiculturalism and tolerance.