Anti-Immigrant Groups Trying to Lure Support from Environmentalists

By Peter Montgomery, AlterNet
Posted on March 9, 2011

Environmental protection was not exactly high on the agenda at the 2011 Conservative Political Action conference in February. So a beautifully photographed report on the health of the Chesapeake Bay was a surprising standout in the exhibition hall — at least until closer inspection.

Immigration, Population Growth and the Chesapeake Bay is the latest sign that blaming immigrants for environmental degradation has joined other immigrant-demonizing strategies as a favored tactic of the anti-immigration movement.


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