The family separation policy that ripped children away from their parents didn’t just happen overnight. Stephen Miller and Steve Bannon, the architects of the “zero-tolerance policy,” had powerful friends that spent decades and billions of dollars to make it happen.
It started with organizations with innocent sounding names, like the Center for Immigration Studies (CIS) and the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR), which hide agendas of advancing eugenics research and establishing racial limits on immigration.
They’ve managed to infiltrate American newsrooms, convincing reporters at The New York Times and Washington Post to use their analysis and their phony research.
This has contributed to a newsroom culture where reporters are comfortable quoting hate groups, even adopting their dehumanizing slur of “illegal immigrants.” News sources are repeating this language, using it to refer to many people who have lived peacefully and productively in the U.S. for ten years or more.
We are fighting back! We’re telling these cornerstones of American media:
No more calling people “illegal”! #WordsMatter
No more quoting hate groups as legit sources! #SourcesMatter
No more giving platforms to forces who want to bring back eugenics. No more quoting the president ad naseum, allowing him to control the narrative about American immigrants. The #FactsMatter.
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