Center for Immigration Studies


Center for Immigration Studies

The Center for Immigration Studies (CIS) is a non-profit, non-partisan research organization. Its executive director is Mark Krikorian. [ [http://waysandmeans.house.gov/hearings.asp?formmode=printfriendly&id=5739 March 22, 2007, Executive Director, Center for Immigration Studies, Mark Krikorian ] ]

Its mission statement states:

It is the Center's mission to expand the base of public knowledge and understanding of the need for an immigration policy that gives first concern to the broad national interest. The Center is animated by a pro-immigrant, low-immigration vision which seeks fewer immigrants but a warmer welcome for those admitted. [ [http://www.cis.org/aboutcis.html Center for Immigration Studies ] ]

The CIS publishes books, reports, and papers on immigration policy. These analyses address issues such as immigrant voting and electoral redistricting, impacts on low-wage and high-skilled workers, terrorism concerns, and the environmental consequences of immigration.

The CIS was founded and funded by John Tanton in 1985 as an offshoot of the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR). [ [http://rightweb.irc-online.org/pdf/0511cis.pdf "Center for Immigration Studies"] Right Web Profiles (Silver City, NM: International Relations Center, November 2004).] [ [http://dir.salon.com/story/news/feature/2003/05/22/vigilante/index1.html "Vigilante injustice"] "Salon.com", 2003] [ [http://www.splcenter.org/intel/intelreport/article.jsp?pid=181 SPLCenter.org: The Puppeteer ] ] [ [http://www.tolerance.org/news/article_hate.jsp?id=558 Tolerance.org: THE PUPPETEER: Memo to FAIR from John Tanton ] ]

Research and reports are available free to the public at the Center's website.

The Southern Poverty Law Center has described the founder of CIS and many groups associated with it as linked to openly racist organizations.

CIS is one of several anti-immigration groups exposed in a Wall Street Journal article [(“Borderline Republicans” June 14, 2004)] , “In fact, CIS, FAIR, NumbersUSA, Project-USA and more than a half-dozen similar groups that Republicans have become disturbingly comfy with, were founded or funded (or both) by John Tanton, a retired doctor in Michigan. In addition to trying to stop immigration to the U.S., appropriate population-control measures for Dr. Tanton and his network include promoting China’s one-child policy, sterilizing Third World women and wider use of RU-486.”

References

External links

* [http://www.cis.org Center for Immigration Studies] official website
* [http://www.factchecked.org/Sfts_ForTheCauseDetails.aspx?myId=40 "Center for Immigration Studies"] profile on FactCheckEd.org


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