Story Doesn’t Reveal NIF’s Radical Agenda

The Washington Post ran an article (12/3/12) entitled “Pro-Immigration Conservative Activists Plan Their Strategy.”

The article describes how this group of “conservatives” and “conservative activists” met  in Washington to discuss tactics for legalizing illegal aliens. It quotes Ali Noorani of the National Immigration Forum (NIF) saying, “For years, conservative faith, law enforcement and business leaders have supported the need for . . . a new consensus.”  Noorani described the group as “bibles, badges and business” and added that the “pressure they bring to bear on Republicans is unique.”

Fact Check: The tenor of the article is that this is a conservative mainstream effort. But it might have provided some background on the National Immigration Forum, after noting that it was “coordinating” the gathering.

NIF is a radical leftist group that advocates amnesty for all illegal aliens without significant criminal records, and providing them with access to welfare and other public benefits. It advocates virtually unlimited legal immigration. The organization was founded in 1982 by Dale Frederick Swartz who had close ties to the National Lawyers Guild, an organization identified by Congress as “the legal bulwark of the [U.S.] Communist Party.” NIF has received funding from George Soros’ Open Society Institute. Soros is a strong supporter of mass immigration and an opponent of national sovereignty and identity. For more information on NIF and George Soros, go to

According to the 2012 Report by NIF, bibles, badges, and business is one of its “projects.” The document states that to change ordinary citizens’ views on “immigration reform” [NIF’s term for amnesty], it helps if “people they look up to” endorse it, such as “their pastor, police chief or local business leader.”

A religious leader prominent in the “bibles, badges and business” project is Jim Wallis, a long-time left-wing activist who cheered the U.S. defeat in Vietnam and identifies Christianity with socialism. In recent years he and his organization Sojourners have embraced the cause of amnesty and mass immigration.

Like NIF, Sojourners has received funding from George Soros, a total of $325,000 between 2004 and 2007. When accused of this funding, Wallis tried to deny it, but documentation of the contributions forced him to admit the truth.

As documented in William Hawkins’ book Importing Revolution, the radical left views mass immigration as a means to disrupt American society. Some participants in bibles, badges and business may be mainstream people with good intentions. They should beware that their credibility is being used for sinister purposes.     



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