POLS 5 - 1 Who they are The Federation for American...

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1. Who they are: The Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR) is a national, nonprofit, public-interest, membership organization of concerned citizens who share a common belief that immigration policies must be reformed to serve the national interest. Founded in 1979 by John Tanton, for more than 30 years FAIR has offered and advocated for solutions that help reduce the harmful impact of uncontrolled immigration. Their Goals: FAIR's primarily goal is to educate and increase public awareness of immigration issues. However, they also work to end illegal immigration through enforcement of existing immigration laws as well as the application of new technology, and to set legal immigration at the lowest feasible levels consistent with the national security, economic, demographic, environmental and socio-cultural interests of the present and future. Their Objectives: Fair has three main objectives. The first one is to increase public awareness and understanding of the causes and effects of immigration through sharing research and policy analysis. The second objective is to inform leaders in academe, government, and the media, as well as the public of the costs of uncontrolled immigration. Finally, the third objective is to influence public policy directly by lobbying (to the extent permitted by our tax status) and by protecting the citizens' rights in the courts. 2. FAIR is considered as the most important group in the United States that lobby in Washington for an immigration reform. It has been involved in different legislations acts such as the Real ID and Pass ID act, the Immigration, Energy, and the Environment, the 1986
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This note was uploaded on 11/30/2011 for the course POLS 1101 taught by Professor Lenny during the Spring '08 term at Georgia Perimeter.

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