The Manifestation of Jan Brewer
By Aidée Valenzuela López, Special to The Perez Factor
On April 23, 2010, Arizona Governor Jan Brewer signed the controversial Support Our Law Enforcement and Safe Neighborhoods Act or SB 1070, catapulting her and the state of Arizona into the national spotlight. To the anti-immigration crowd she became the heroine of a story that has an extensive and sometimes vexing preface with a well-supplied cast of characters: beginning with John Tanton, an influential activist in efforts aimed at reducing immigration levels. Tanton is the organizer and first chairman of the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR), a group that advocates a reduction in the level of immigration into the U.S. He is still on the board of directors of that group which enjoys “non-profit status.”
Seven years after he started FAIR, Mr. Tanton wrote this: '... to govern is to populate... will the present majority peaceably hand over its political power to a group that is simply more fertile? ... 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?' In 1997, John Tanton also told The Detroit Free-Press that America will soon be overrun by illegal immigrants '... defecating and creating garbage and looking for jobs.
'FAIR reportedly received more than a million dollars in funding from The Pioneer Fund.
The Pioneer Fund describes itself as a group formed 'in the Darwinian-Galtonian evolutionary tradition, and the eugenics movement.' For the last seventy years, The Pioneer Fund has funded controversial research about race and intelligence, essentially aimed at proving the racial superiority of white people. The group's original mandate was to promote the genes of those 'deemed to be descended predominantly from white persons who settled in the original thirteen states prior to the adoption of the Constitution.
'He also helped to start two other groups with a similar goal: the Center for Immigration Studies, a non-profit research group; and NumbersUSA, a grassroots lobbying group. Tanton has also been a leader in efforts to make English the official language of government in the U.S. To that end, he was co-founder (1983) and chairman of U.S. English and later (1994) of ProEnglish, of which he is still a director.
What appears to the public as a myriad of voices advocating for severe immigration enforcement is nothing more than a series of cloned front groups, coalitions and spin-offs seeking to overwhelm reasonable debate on immigration. Tanton has founded and funded through US Inc., Federation for American Immigration Reform, Center for Immigration Studies, NumbersUSA, Pro English, Social Contract Press, U.S. English, American Immigration Control Foundation, American Patrol/Voices of Citizens Together, Californians for Population Stabilization, ProjectUSA and Population-Environment Balance and the legal arm Immigration Reform Law Institute who employs Kris Kobach.
Kobach crafted local laws for towns including Hazelton, Penn. and Farmer's Branch, Texas, designed to crack down on citizens who rented property to illegal immigrants. The Hazelton law was struck down by a federal judge in 2007. Kobach is a frequent media spokesman for the anti-illegal-immigration cause. A law professor at the University of Missouri -- Kansas City, he also serves as chair of the Kansas GOP, and is running for Secretary of State of Kansas. After 9/11, as a Bush administration lawyer, Kobach designed the "National Security Entry-Exit Registration System," which required fingerprinting and monitoring of visitors from Muslim and Arab countries. As Prerna Lal recently pointed out on Race in America, The program registered 83,000 people and led to the arbitrary detention of over 1,000 individuals, but didn't net a single terrorist and eventually died under the weight of charges of racial profiling and discrimination. Hundreds of people who had voluntarily appeared to register were arrested and detained without reasonable justification and 14,000 put into deportation proceedings--none of them charged with terrorism.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kris_Kobachhttp://www.foxnews.com/politics/2010/06/25/legal-architect-arizona-law-sought-immigration-guru/
FAIR/IRLI's Kris Kobach and AZ Senator Russell Pearce are the architects of SB 1070. In 2006, Rep. Pearce, R-Mesa, said during an interview on AMorning Edition@ on KJZZ (91.5 FM) that he would support bringing back a controversial federal program dubbed Operation Wetback, which was designed to apprehend and deport illegal Mexican immigrants in the mid-1950s
Also in 2006 Russell Pearce sent out an e-mail titled "Who Rules America" produced by the National Alliance, a neo-Nazi group known for its anti-Semitic views. The email contained views about Jewish control of the news media and the media's bias against whites, while favoring minorities and Israel. The National Alliance promotes White Living Space "a racially clean area of the earth for the further development of our people. We must have White schools, White residential neighborhoods and recreation areas, White workplaces, White farms and countryside. We must have no non-Whites in our living space, and we must have open space around us for expansion. Government must be wholly committed to the service of our race and subject to no non-Aryan influence. It must be structured and organized in a way suited to its purpose of safeguarding and advancing the race".
Russell Pearce has sponsored three such laws.SB 1070 http://www.azleg.gov/legtext/49leg/2r/bills/sb1070s.pdf
**note: FAIR makes a living off of suing local and state governments over immigration laws. Tucked inside Article 8 of Arizona's new law is a provision that if groups like them win their cases 'a court may order that the entity that brought the action recover court costs and attorney fees. 'That could create a nice financial boon for the formerly eugenics movement-funded, advance-the-white-majority, promote-the-genetics-of-white-America anti-immigrant group whose attorneys helped write the new law.**
SB 1097 a bill that threatens to cut state funding from schools unless they report on children's immigration status. http://www.azleg.gov/legtext/49leg/2r/bills/sb1097p.pdf
HB 2631 which amends current marriage law to require that a prospective bride and groom provide both their social security numbers and proof of citizenship before a marriage license is issued. So only Americans can wed Americans.
In January 2009 Jan Brewer became Governor of Arizona as part of the line of succession due to the resignation of Janet Napolitano after being selected as Secretary of Homeland Security. In her inaugural address, Brewer promised to keep taxes low in Arizona, yet two months into her term Brewer proposed a tax increase in front of the State Legislature. Championing a one-cent sales-tax increase (abhorred by most of her fellow Republicans) to keep Arizona from going bankrupt, several versions of an immigration bill floated around the legislature under the watchful eye of state senator Russell Pearce. Worried about the fate of the sales tax and Arizona's budget, political observers say, Brewer had no choice but to attach herself to SB 1070 to avoid turning off Republican voters.
On April 23, 2010, Brewer signed the controversial Support Our Law Enforcement and Safe Neighborhoods Act or SB 1070. A bill that she initially lobbied against while Secretary of State. SB 1070 was enjoined by Judge Susan Bolton. Just hours after filing an appeal with the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals Jan Brewer admitted to Larry King that SB 1070 does nothing to secure the border. Then that Friday after being denied the expedited appeal, she announced she would consider changes to "tweak" the law. Later that same day she posted on her FB page "Americans want the border secure first...."
Just a couple weeks later on May 11th, Governor Brewer signed "Ethnic Studies" Law: HB 2281 which prohibits schools from offering courses at any grade level that advocate ethnic solidarity, promote overthrow of the US government, or cater to specific ethnic groups—regulations which will dismantle the state's popular Mexican-American studies programs.
Governor Brewer has come under questioning for her ties to Tennessee-based prison company Corrections Corporation of America's executives and lobbyists had donated $1,780 in "seed money" for Governor Jan Brewer's Clean Elections campaign. CCA also contributed $10,000 to the campaign for Prop 100, the state sales-tax initiative. CCA operates six prisons in Arizona, three of which house detainees for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. The various enforcement provisions of 1070 practically ensure that more undocumented folks will be turned over to ICE. CCA probably will end up holding some of these individuals as they wait for removal proceedings or if they are convicted of federal immigration-related crimes.So CCA stands to profit from SB 1070 as they hold the federal contract to house detainees in Arizona. The company bills $11 million per month. . Phoenix's CBS 5 (KPHO) investigations indicate, Brewer's relationship to CCA runs far deeper than just the political contributions mentioned. Brewer's top representative, Paul Senseman, worked for Arizona's Policy Development Group, which lists CCA as a client. Senseman's wife, Kathy, is listed with the firm as a lobbyist for CCA. CCA employs Highground Public Affairs Consultants to represent its interests in Arizona. Highground's president is Chuck Coughlin, Brewer's top political adviser and the man running her gubernatorial campaign. Brewer refused to answer questions about her advisers' ties to CCA.
After saying that "Our law enforcement agencies have found bodies in the desert either buried or just lying out there that have been beheaded," A Fox News team investigated the claim and concluded in the last two years only one human skull had been found and that had been the results of animals. Six medical examiners in Arizona from Yuma, Pima, Santa Cruz, Cochise, Pinal and Maricopa confirmed that they had no records of decapitated bodies.
In Phoenix, police spokesman Trent Crump said, "Despite all the hype, in every single reportable crime category, we're significantly down." Mr. Crump said Phoenix's most recent data for 2010 indicated still lower crime. For the first quarter of 2010, violent crime was down 17% overall in the city, while homicides were down 38% and robberies 27%, compared with the same period in 2009. Arizona's major cities all registered declines. A perceived rise in crime is one reason often cited by proponents of a new law intended to crack down on illegal immigration.
Between the economy and boycotts related to Arizona's tough new immigration law, SB 1070, tourism in the state is down 10 percent. The state has lost about 40 conventions and $15 million so far.
The state has already had to pay $77,000 to defend the immigration enforcement law in court and enforcement of SB1070 will continue to cost the state money. According to the Arizona Republic, booking costs the state $192 per suspect and the city must pay $72 per day for each inmate to be housed in jail.
lWith manageable politicians such as Jan Brewer pushing legislation like SB1070, SB1097, HB2631 and HB2281 John Tanton has been able to further advance his agenda...... 'I've come to the point of view that for European-American society and culture to persist requires a European-American majority, and a clear one at that.'