Truth in Immigration’s mission is to rebut legal and factual inaccuracies about immigrants and/or Latinos.
Anti-immigrant and anti-Latino stereotypes currently abound in the public arena. Political pundits, candidates for elected office, media networks, anti-immigrant organizations, and hate groups consistently disseminate negative myths about immigrants that poison the atmosphere for immigrants and all Americans. Dehumanizing anti-immigrant stereotypes generate increased bigotry and violence that threatens the safety and well-being of everyone in the United States. Moreover, this hateful dialogue threatens to drown out reasonable and thoughtful perspectives on immigration reform and other key policy issues.
Therefore, the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund (MALDEF), has created Truth in Immigration (TII) to serve as a watchdog for communications about immigrants and to research, collect, and rebut legal and factual inaccuracies about immigrants that are disseminated and promoted in the media, the public messaging of anti-immigration organizations, and political campaigns.
Friday, March 21, 2008
MALDEF Launches New Immigration Website
The Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund (MALDEF) has launched a new website - Truth in Immigration. It is a welcomed addition to the efforts of human rights advocates that are fighting hard against the propaganda and demonization found extensively throughout the media.