Pat Buchanan Cites Anti-Immigrant "Hate Group" To Argue Against Hispanic Immigrants
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In his latest syndicated column, Pat Buchanan cites VDARE.com to argue that Hispanics are taking away jobs from "our own citizens." The Southern Poverty Law Center has identified VDARE as an anti-immigrant, "white nationalist" "hate group." The SPLC adds that the group's writers "decry the demise of white America, blaming immigrants, multiculturalists, and members of the 'Treason Lobby' -- essentially groups concerned with protecting immigrants' human and civil rights -- for undermining the racial cohesion of the nation." (VDARE editor Peter Brimelow has denied that his site is white nationalist.)
Buchanan writes in his column "Whose Country Is It, Anyway?":
A second reason why the median income of American families is back to 1996 levels and sinking is mass immigration, legal and illegal.
According to analyst Ed Rubenstein of VDARE.com, the United States, despite an unemployment rate above 9 percent, imports 100,000 immigrant workers every single month. Numbers USA contends that 125,000 foreign workers are brought in every month.
Thus, well over a million workers are added annually to our labor force when 14 million Americans are looking for work.
Why are we doing this?
Is it xenophobic to say our own citizens should come first, that the importation of foreign workers must halt until our own unemployed have found jobs?
A huge share of our immigrant population is Hispanic. And Rubenstein finds that for every 100 Hispanics employed in the United States in year 2001, 126 are employed today. But for every 100 non-Hispanics employed in 2001, only 98 are working today.
What prevents our politicians from putting Americans first, deporting illegal aliens and suspending the importation of foreign labor until our own workers are back on the job?
Politics is one reason. Democrats see illegal aliens and their children as future Democratic voters. Republicans are terrified of being called racists and alienating the ethnic lobbies.
Crass commercial interest is another reason.
This isn't the first time that Buchanan has relied on extreme sources for his work. The Anti-Defamation League wrote in its report, "Patrick Buchanan: Unrepentant Bigot":
Buchanan has incorporated the research and writings of extremists into his own articles and books. In State of Emergency, Buchanan, more than once, cites "The Color of Crime," a 1999 study published by the white supremacist New Century Foundation (NCF), the organization behind American Renaissance. In spite of NCF's history of espousing racist views and hosting conferences that feature white supremacists as speakers, Buchanan has referred to the group as simply 'right-leaning.' Buchanan has also cited some of the findings of the 1999 study in one of his 2007 articles. From the material taken from NCF, Buchanan concluded that "the real repository of racism in America...is to be found not in the white community, but the African-American community."
In Death of the West, Buchanan also discussed NCF and cited research in a book authored by its leader, white supremacist Jared Taylor. Buchanan described Taylor as "a controversial figure in the debate on crime and race."
Buchanan has repeatedly smeared immigrants. He's said that he has a problem with states like California becoming majority Hispanic; claimed that America is "committing suicide" while "Asian, African, And Latin American children come to inherit the estate;" and America will become "a third world country...if we do not build a sea wall against the waves of immigration." While Buchanan's bigotry has drawn wide condemnation, he's still a frequent analyst on MSNBC.