ADL: Mainstream Groups Embracing Fringe Hate

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The Anti-Defamation League has just issued a new online report outlining how mainstream anti-immigration groups have begun embracing the tactics of more extremist, racist hate groups in getting their message across.

The report, titled "Immigrants Targeted: Extremist Rhetoric Moves

into the Mainstream," can be found [here]. There's nothing New York specific in the report, but given the current hubbub over Eliot Spitzer's plan to give drivers' licenses to illegal immigrants it is still worth a read.

"Under the guise of warning about the impact of illegal immigration in the rush to thwart the immigration bill from becoming law, some anti-immigrant groups reached for the playbook of hate groups," said

Abraham H. Foxman, ADL National Director. "They have taken hateful and racist rhetoric and brought it into the mainstream."

For more New York political coverage visit [City Hall News].

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