Dan Stein, executive director of the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR), said in radio interview Wednesday morning, “I tell you this in all sincerity: Donald Trump has the best, most seasoned, and knowledgeable group of people advising him on immigration policy issues of any Republican candidate to run for president, probably in American history.”
“He’s got people who really grasp what Obama has done, how to turn it around, how to fix it, working with point people in Congress like Jeff Sessions,” Stein continued.
The Southern Poverty Law Center has considered FAIR a hate group since 2008 “because of its virulent and false attacks on non-white immigrants.” Additionally, FAIR leaders have “ties to white supremacist groups and eugenicists and have made many racist statements.”
Trump launched his campaign by announcing, “When Mexico sends its people, they’re not sending their best. They’re not sending you. They’re not sending you. They’re sending people that have lots of problems, and they’re bringing those problems with us. They’re bringing drugs. They’re bringing crime. They’re rapists. And some, I assume, are good people.”
This parroted statements made by Stein nearly 20 years ago. “Immigrants don’t come all church-loving, freedom-loving, God-fearing. … Many of them hate America; hate everything that the United States stands for. Talk to some of these Central Americans,” he told Tucker Carlson in 1997.