Member of Board of Advisors
WASHINGTON, May 27, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR) notes with sadness the passing of Edward H. Harte, a long-time member of FAIR's board of advisors. Ed and his late wife, Janet, helped found the organization and provided guidance and support for many years. Most of all, Ed was a treasured friend who will be greatly missed by all who are associated with FAIR.
"Ed was a dedicated environmentalist and generous philanthropist who worked throughout his life to leave a better world and better country for future generations," said Dan Stein, president of FAIR. "Early on, Ed and Janet recognized the impact that immigration-fueled population growth would have on the quality of life in the United States and were determined to make a difference. For the past 15 years, as a member of FAIR's board of advisors, Ed fought for immigration reforms that are compatible with the long-term interests of the nation."
FAIR extends its deepest condolences to Ed's son, Chris, and to the entire Harte family.
Founded in 1979, FAIR is the country's largest immigration reform group. With over 250,000 members nationwide, FAIR fights for immigration policies that serve national interests, not special interests. FAIR believes that immigration reform must enhance national security, improve the economy, protect jobs, preserve our environment, and establish a rule of law that is recognized and enforced. Visit FAIR's website at www.fairus.org.