An activist group is demanding that Representative Lou Barletta resign from an anti-immigration organization that may have ties to white supremacists. Anthracite Unite is circulating an online petition asking Barletta to step down from the advisory board of the Federation for American Immigration Reform. The Southern Poverty Law Center claims the organization is an "extremist group" saying, "FAIR's founder, John Tanton, has expressed his wish that America remain a majority-white population." Barletta claims the group condemns "hateful or violent behavior" and says he is proud to be on the board. Barletta represents the state's 11th district.