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An immigration reform group says the Southern Poverty Law Center legal firm is violating federal tax rules for non-profits by acting “as a campaign operation for one political party.”
The Immigration Law Reform Institute, which is an affiliate of the Federation for American Immigration Reform, is now preparing a legal claim to pressure the Internal Revenue Service to end the SPLC’s non-profit status. If that happens, donors wouldn’t get tax deductions for giving to the group.
“This document with exhibits runs over 100 pages, and spells out in laborious detail how the SPLC operates as a campaign operation for one political party and nothing more. For a huge range of reasons, the SPLC deserves to lose its tax status as a 501(c)(3) operation,” said a Nov. 22 statement from FAIR. “FAIR has argued for years that the SPLC is not a legitimate charity – it is a partisan organization engaged in illegal political activity,” said the statement.
FAIR has long clashed with SPLC, while the SPLC has long accused FAIR of being a supposed “hate group.”
For example, in October 2015, the SPLC posted a statement saying “The anti-immigrant hate group Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR) will be holding its latest ‘border tour’ on October 30 and 31 in McAllen, Texas.”
“The SPLC continues to state that FAIR has ties to people it has no ties to, is interested in things it’s not interested in, and is working for ends it’s not working toward,” said Dan Stein, FAIR’s president.
“The SPLC’s attacks have been refuted and effectively dismissed by the media, government agencies, and others who continue to rely on FAIR for information and commentary,” Stein said in his statement. The SPLC’s role as a charity has been the subject of much criticism. The group’s research was used by a gunman to guide his attack on the Family Research Council, and it was snubbed by the FBI.
originally posted by: seeker1963
a reply to: UKTruth
Maybe Trump can have the IRS target groups on the left like during Obama's reign they went after Conservative groups?
With that being said, unless the law is applied EQUALLY to ALL, we all just might well hunker down for Civil War 2.0 !
Unless everyone is equal, and no one gets to be treated differently because of their skin color, religious or political beliefs, this country is doomed.
As Gov. Jan Brewer (R-AZ) mulls over whether she will sign or veto a bill, SB-1070, recently passed by the Arizona legislature that would set up some of the most draconian immigration laws in the country, other states are already “watching to see whether they should follow in the state’s footsteps or stand back.”
Michael Hethmon boasts that “what’s happening in Arizona just didn’t pop out of nowhere. It’s the latest step in a fairly deliberate process.” Hethmon’s troubling remarks beg the question of who is behind an organization that is strategically working on developing costly and ineffective policies that empower states and localities to take immigration law into their own hands. thinkprogress.org...
"As Whites see their power and control over their lives declining, will they simply go quietly into the night? Or will there be an explosion?" — FAIR founder and board member John Tanton, Oct. 10, 1986.
Tanton has been a driving force in the White nationalist and anti-immigration movements for years. His organizations and associates have affiliations with skinheads, neo-Nazis, and the Council of Conservative Citizens, the modern-day reincarnation of the White Citizens’ Councils, the “white-collar Klan” of the Jim Crow era. And with financial support from the pro-eugenics Pioneer Fund – also designated a hate group whose members believe that Black people have smaller brains and lower intelligence than Whites – Tanton has been able to infiltrate, and unfortunately shape, the mainstream dialogue on immigration reform. And sadly, the mainstream media have helped to legitimize his organizations.newsone.com...