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  • Wisconsin voter ID law challenge set to go to trial

    11/04/2013 5:38:27 PM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 25 replies
    reuters.com ^ | November 04, 2013 | Brendan O'Brien
    A federal trial to determine whether Wisconsin's controversial voter identification law discriminates against minorities is scheduled to begin on Monday in a case seen as a possible precedent for similar laws in other states. Voter ID laws - which require government-issued identification before voting - have become a political and racial flashpoint across the United States. Democrats generally oppose the measures and many Republicans back them. The trial in Milwaukee combines two federal lawsuits filed on behalf of dozens of individual voters by several organizations including the League of United Latin American Citizens, Milwaukee Area Labor Council and the American...
  • Despite Widespread Confusion, Latinos Optimistic About Obamacare As It Rolls Out

    10/01/2013 7:34:39 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 17 replies
    latino.foxnews.com ^ | October 01, 2013
    “We’ve heard nothing but good things about the law,” Paloma Zuleta, a spokeswoman for the League of United Latin American Citizens, or LULAC, told Fox News Latino. “Many of our members will be getting insurance for the first time and that is pretty exciting.” The group, which brands itself as the oldest and largest Hispanic civil rights group in the U.S., has been an open champion of Obamacare – going as far as setting up a website to help walk applicants through the process and planning an online seminar Tuesday night to answer concerns about the law and application process....
  • Latino Group Wants to Expand Fraud-Ridden ‘Obamaphone’ Program

    09/24/2013 3:35:02 PM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 9 replies
    CNS News ^ | 09/03/2013 | Alissa Tabirian
    The real problem with the Lifeline Program that provides free cell phones – commonly known as “Obamaphones” – to low-income individuals is not that it’s been abused, but that not enough low-income Latinos are using the subsidized phones, according to The League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC). “Probably about 30 to 35 percent of the people who qualify for Lifeline would be Latino, and yet only about 15 percent of the users of Lifeline are Latino,” Brent Wilkes, executive director of LULAC, said in a conference call Wednesday. When CNSNews asked for a comment on documented reports of fraud...
  • Free Govt. Cell Phones Will Create Jobs for Latinos

    09/04/2013 1:02:11 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 15 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | September 4, 2013
    A fraud-infested government program that gives low-income populations free cell phones should expand in Hispanic communities because it will help bolster employment rates, according to a powerful Latino rights group working to save the program as Congress considers killing it. The controversial cell phone giveaway, known as Lifeline Assistance, has grown immensely under President Obama and in fact has become known as “Obama Phones.” It went from costing American taxpayers $819 million in 2008 to $2.2 billion in 2012 , according to figures provided to an Idaho newspaper by one of its U.S. Senators. The money is collected nationwide from...
  • Holder Vows Solidarity With Latino Leftists: “Uno Para Todos, Todos Para Uno.” (LULAC)

    06/29/2012 8:50:26 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 6 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | June 29, 2012
    On the same week that the U.S. House of Representatives found him in criminal contempt, the nation’s embattled Attorney General professed solidarity with a radical leftist Latino group, proudly celebrating its socialist mission of “uno para todos, todos para uno” (all for one and one for all). It wasn’t enough for Eric Holder to earn the accolade of being the nation’s first sitting Attorney General to be found in criminal contempt by Congress for stonewalling the investigation of a disastrous experiment conducted by his office. Known as Operation Fast and Furious, the project allowed Mexican drug traffickers to obtain U.S.-sold...
  • What Do I Do to Shut Up My Mexican-Hating Mexican Cousin?

    03/12/2012 12:30:38 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 36 replies · 2+ views
    OC Weekly ^ | GUSTAVO ARELLANO
    DEAR MEXICAN: My cousin had put a picture on Facebook that said, "I will not be forced to learn a foreign language to accommodate illegals in my country." He's Mexican-American. Our family is from La Luz, Zacatecas, and its surrounding villages. His dad (my uncle) was born in El Paso, Texas. His mom jumped into the conversation and backed him up. His parents are divorced. How do I politely tell them they are wrong with their way of thinking? Prepared to Punch a Pinche Pocho Primo DEAR WAB: Sorry, cabrón, but you're just not going to win this battle. As...
  • Perry sticks to his guns in first town hall

    10/01/2011 1:40:24 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 185 replies · 1+ views
    Concord Monitor ^ | October 1, 2011 | Karen Langley
    Voters encountered a confident and combative Rick Perry last night at the first New Hampshire town-hall meeting of the Texas governor's presidential campaign. After uneven debate performances, Perry didn't hesitate as he took questions from voters about job creation, Social Security and global warming at the Adams Memorial Opera House in Derry. Throughout, he pitched himself as the Republican candidate who presents the clearest contrast to President Obama. "We need a nominee for the Republican Party that is a clear contrast with Barack Obama," Perry said. "Ronald Reagan said it pretty good when he said 'Now is the time for...
  • Rick Perry: A Candidate For Whom 'UnPresidential' Is A Virtu

    08/19/2011 6:16:09 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 19 replies
    Guardian (UK) ^ | August 19, 2011 | Chris McGrea
    Rick Perry: A Candidate For Whom 'UnPresidential' Is A Virtue Texas governor's stance on economy and global warming may play well with the US right, but it turns off independents Chris McGreal 19 August 2011 Rick Perry, seen here campaigning in New Hampshire, has drawn criticism over his boasts about new jobs in Texas. There are not many contenders to be president of the United States who consider it an asset to be called unpresidential. But then Rick Perry is not looking for the support of those seeking a president like any other. At least not for now. The Texas...
  • Seven ways Rick Perry wants to change the Constitution

    08/19/2011 9:12:24 PM PDT · by US Navy Vet · 82 replies
    The Ticket via Yahoo ^ | 8/19/2011 | By Chris Moody
    Rick Perry has many ideas about how to change the American government's founding document. From ending lifetime tenure for federal judges to completely scrapping two whole amendments, the Constitution would see a major overhaul if the Texas governor and Republican presidential candidate had his druthers. Perry laid out these proposed innovations to the founding document in his book, Fed Up! Our Fight to Save America from Washington. He has occasionally mentioned them on the campaign trail. Several of his ideas fall within the realm of mainstream conservative thinking today, but, as you will see, there are also a few surprises.
  • Rick Perry a right-winger? Don't make me laugh

    08/19/2011 10:14:10 PM PDT · by Tempest · 99 replies
    NJ.com ^ | August 14, 2011 | Paul Mulshine
    The media may have pronounced Rick Perry the darling of the right wing, but Justin Raimondo has a different take. Perry's a liberal internationalist, just like the Texas governor before him: Another clueless Texas Governor surrounded by the same Praetorian Guard of conniving neocons who led us down the road to imperial overstretch and fiscal ruin last time around – isn’t that just what the GOP needs right now? The neocons have anointed their candidate, and it’s clear they have some sense he’s swimming upstream: "’He will distinguish himself from other Republicans as a hawk internationalist, embracing American exceptionalism and...
  • Rick Perry, Annotated

    08/20/2011 3:49:38 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 68 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | August 29, 2011 | Andrew Ferguson, senior editor
    Charleston, S.C. When organizers were planning the third annual RedState Gathering, held earlier this month in Charleston, South Carolina, the event looked to be like the second annual RedState Gathering, which was much like the first. Rick Perry, the governor of Texas, would be a featured speaker, as he had been at the others, including last year in Austin, Texas. Perry was the reason the second annual gathering had been held in Austin. Perry wooed the redstaters. He brought the organizers out to Texas, took them to dinner, gave them a tour, took them clay shooting outside of town. RedState...
  • Latino Arab American Advisory Committee civil rights training, on Feb. 19

    02/16/2011 2:31:41 PM PST · by AuntB · 9 replies
    News Santa Ana ^ | Feb. 16, 2011 | LULAC
    Latino Arab American Advisory Committee Civil Rights Training February 19, 2011 9:00a.m. – 12:30p.m. UCI-Social Sciences Plaza B Room: SSPB 1208 3151 Social Science Plaza, Irvine, CA 92617 Parking: http://www.uci.edu/campus_maps.php Moderator: * Ray Cordova, South County Labor Chair Introduction: * Rima Nashashibi and Benny Diaz, Co-Chairs, Latino Arab American Advisory Committee Featuring: * Richard Sambrano, Civil Rights Co-Chair, League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC), Retired Prosecutor * Sergeant Mike Abdeen, Los Angeles County Sherriff, Muslim Community Affairs Closing: * Thomas Gonzales, California LULAC Civil Rights Chair, LAAAC Member More information: Benny Diaz, CA LULAC State Director, bennydiaz@sbcglobal.net, (714) 357-4328...
  • Amnesty Activists Interrupt Birthright Citizenship Event, Shove Elderly Man (video)

    01/07/2011 7:35:37 AM PST · by montag813 · 25 replies
    Stand With Arizona (YouTube) ^ | 01-06-2011 | Stand With Arizona (Facebook)
    At yesterday's launch of the campaign by state legislators to ban "birthright citizenship", activists from La Raza, LULAC and ACLU showed the tantrums and penchant for stifling dissent we have come to expect. One even shoved to the floor a senior citizen who calmly asked him to leave. Take a good look: this is who is fighting to maintain the scandal of "anchor babies" in America. They must and will be defeated. Video link: HEREJoin Stand With Arizona on Facebook (FReeper-run)
  • Amnesty Advocates Interrupt Birthright Event, Tackle Senior Citizen

    01/06/2011 5:45:59 PM PST · by AuntB · 23 replies · 3+ views
    Center for Immigration Studies ^ | Jan. 5, 2011 | John Feere
    While attending a discussion on birthright citizenship held by the State Legislators for Legal Immigration at the National Press Club in Washington this morning, I was able to witness the true face of the pro-amnesty, pro-illegal immigration crowd. On at least four occasions, the so-called "pro-immigrant" activists attempted to stop discussion by rudely interrupting the speakers and shouting down state legislators and professors. ABC News has some raw video footage of the efforts to stifle debate, including the effort by one disruptive activist to "accidentally" fall while a senior citizen attempted to escort him to the door. The elderly gentleman...
  • [Texas:]Supporters seeking release of past Hispanic leader

    08/23/2010 11:56:46 AM PDT · by SwinneySwitch · 5 replies
    Laredo Morning Times/AP ^ | August 21, 2010 | ELIDA S. PEREZ
    DALLAS — Ramsey Muniz received 214,149 votes as a third-party candidate in Texas's 1972 gubernatorial race. Almost 22 years later, he received a life sentence for drug charges. Now the candidate turned convict, 67, spends his days in a federal prison hoping a last-ditch effort to free him will succeed before it's too late. Muniz has been a political activist, a Hispanic leader, a gubernatorial candidate, a high school and college football star, a drug felon, a bail jumper, a fugitive and now, at the end of his life, aging inmate number 40288-115. A series of federal drug convictions culminated...
  • Cornyn Congratulates New President Of LULAC (barf alert)

    07/22/2010 9:33:07 AM PDT · by mnehring · 17 replies
    WASHINGTON—U.S. Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, today spoke with incoming president of the League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC), Margaret Moran, and congratulated her on her recent election: “I had the pleasure of speaking with my friend Margaret today and congratulating her on her recent election to serve as the President of LULAC. LULAC represents some of the most accomplished and motivated Latino leaders in the country, and Margaret is well prepared to sit at the helm of this powerful organization. As a Texan, she also brings a unique perspective to this national organization, with firsthand knowledge of the dynamic...
  • LULAC gavel handed from one Alamo City woman to another

    07/18/2010 5:49:11 AM PDT · by Racehorse · 9 replies
    San Antonio Express-News ^ | 18 July 2010 | Zeke MacCormack
    The national presidency of the League of United Latin American Citizens passed Saturday from one San Antonio woman to another in what was touted as a historic election at the group's annual convention in New Mexico. Margaret Moran succeeds Rosa Rosales as head of the nation's largest Hispanic civil rights organization, beating two opponents in polling of representatives from 700 local councils who gathered at the Albuquerque Convention Center. [. . .] “Margaret is not a politician,” the group's website says. “She is an activist who is ready to lead as National President because she has qualifications you can see...
  • LULAC targeting immigration reform opponents

    07/16/2010 10:36:29 PM PDT · by Racehorse · 15 replies · 2+ views
    Associated Press via Google ^ | 16 July 2010 | Tim Korte
    The leader of the nation's largest Hispanic rights group has a message for senators and congressmen on comprehensive immigration reform. Rosa Rosales says the League of United Latin American Citizens will aggressively target anyone in Congress who isn't supporting reform efforts. [. . .] Rosales pounded her fist on a podium and urged delegates to organize voter registration drives. She says if elected officials don't support LULAC's effort, "they're going to be shaking in their boots" because she says comprehensive immigration reform is coming.
  • Latino groups blast Guard deployment [League of United Latin American Citizens, La Raza]

    05/26/2010 4:36:57 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 29 replies · 529+ views
    Latino groups blast Guard deployment By Jordy Yager - 05/26/10 05:42 PM ET Two major Latino advocacy groups blasted President Barack Obama’s plan to send 1,200 troops to the U.S.-Mexico border, saying the National Guardsmen are unprepared to deal with border issues and that the move will overshadow immigration reform. “As we have seen time and time again, efforts to overhaul our broken immigration system have taken a back seat to dramatic escalations of border enforcement including placing troops on the U.S. border to serve in a function for which they have not been trained,” said Rosa Rosales, the national...
  • CA: Bill Lockyer helps fund wife’s campaign

    02/02/2010 10:08:41 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 1 replies · 148+ views
    MediaNews Group ^ | 2/2/10 | Josh Richman
    In what proves to be an interesting follow-up to the question I raised last week about whether and when a candidate’s marriage to another elected official should be noted, Nadia Lockyer announced today that her campaign for the Alameda County Board of Supervisors District 2 seat collected about $168,000 in the latter half of last year – including, she notes, a $75,000 contribution from her husband’s Bill Lockyer for Treasurer re-election campaign. Bill Lockyer can certainly afford it; his committee had almost $9.4 million in the bank by mid-2009, and raised at least $58,000 more since then. He’s unopposed in...
  • Latino group sues to stop state from canceling vehicle registrations - OHIO

    11/24/2009 8:40:36 AM PST · by Kimberly GG · 11 replies · 888+ views
    Columbus Dispatch ^ | 11/24/09 | Randy Ludlow
    "A Latino group is asking a judge to prevent state officials from canceling the registrations of more than 40,000 vehicles apparently driven by undocumented immigrants. The League of United Latin American Citizens filed the lawsuit against state officials in Franklin County Common Pleas Court this morning. The legal action comes two weeks before the Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles plans to revoke the potentially fraudulently obtained license plates of those who cannot provide proof of legal U.S. residency."
  • 'Illegal Alien' costume: Funny? Pro-immigrant groups urge stores to pull Halloween garb...

    10/23/2009 11:21:43 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies · 1,280+ views
    The Week ^ | October 21, 2009
    Bigotry isn't funny, said Cesar Baldelomar in Sojourners. But Forum Novelties Inc. is trying to cash in on racist stereotypes by selling—through Walgreens, Target, and other major retailers—an "illegal alien" Halloween costume, featuring a space alien mask, an orange prison jumpsuit, and an oversize green card. Maybe the joke would be funny if undocumented immigrants weren't still being beaten to death by young men raised on xenophobic hatred. (Watch reactions to the costume) What "absurd outrage," said commentator Debbie Schlussel in her blog. "You can sell Nazi memorabilia on eBay," but let a secure borders group, Americans for Legal Immigration,...
  • Dallas Latino leaders upset with illegal alien Halloween costume sold at Target

    10/18/2009 9:59:40 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 41 replies · 1,946+ views
    Pegasus News ^ | October 16, 2009 | Rebecca Aguilar
    DALLAS — For just $39.99, you can now dress up as an "illegal alien" for Halloween. Target is selling the costume made up of an orange jumpsuit with the words "illegal alien" written across the chest. The costume even comes with a mask of a space invader with big eyes, and a green card. It's not a funny matter to some leaders with LULAC, one of the largest Latino civil rights organizations in the country. Immediate National LULAC President Hector Flores says the costume is racist in nature. Flores adds, "The costume, while clearly depicting a supposed visitor from space,...
  • Judges rule against ‘Texas Two Step'[LULAC vs Democrats]

    08/26/2009 9:16:18 AM PDT · by SwinneySwitch · 13 replies · 935+ views
    San Antonio Express-News ^ | 8/26/2009 | Elaine Ayala
    A federal three-judge panel this week delivered a major blow to the Texas Democratic Party's so-called “Texas Two Step” process for selecting convention delegates, paving the way for its review by the Justice Department. Describing its claim as lacking merit, the 24-page unanimous ruling denied the state Democratic Party's motion for a summary judgment, or dismissal, of a lawsuit filed by the League of United Latin American Citizens of Texas, the Mexican American Bar Association of Houston and others. LULAC's suit charges that the Texas Two Step dilutes the Latino vote by awarding more delegates to “white majority districts” at...
  • Sharpton seeks help in Arpaio probe

    06/20/2009 11:14:11 AM PDT · by SandRat · 51 replies · 1,651+ views
    PHOENIX — The Rev. Al Sharpton on Friday called for opponents of Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio, who has aggressively cracked down on illegal immigration, to videotape alleged racial profiling by the sheriff’s office. The civil rights leader said the videos will help the U.S. Department of Justice in an investigation of alleged civil rights abuses by Arpaio’s office. “We’re gonna start some freedom rides around this county, to show how people of a certain skin color are treated different than other people,” Sharpton told a crowd of several hundred people at the Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church in Phoenix. Sharpton...
  • Border debate

    05/21/2009 6:36:16 PM PDT · by SwinneySwitch · 4 replies · 428+ views
    LAREDO MORNING TIMES ^ | May 21, 2009 | JASON BUCH
    Disagreement with Guard's possible return National Guard troops could be returning to the border, this time in an expanded role that includes "riding shotgun for Border Patrol," if the U.S. House has its way. "If we give them a little more training on this, I think we can do some more, have them play a more active role in law enforcement," said U.S. Rep. Henry Cuellar, D-Laredo. "That's what I'm looking at." Not everyone agrees with that plan. "We've always taken the stand that the National Guard should not be called in," said LULAC National President Rosa Rosales. "Why? Because...
  • Amnesty Pushers Concoct Six Straw Men

    05/09/2009 6:40:33 AM PDT · by Delacon · 80 replies · 1,662+ views
    Human Events ^ | 05/06/2009 | Rep. Lamar Smith
    It’s an old device in politics: Set up a straw man to criticize when you can’t win an argument on your own. Such tactics, unfortunately, are standard fare when it comes to efforts by a handful of special interest groups to bring about amnesty for illegal immigrants. Organizations such as the National Council of La Raza, the Mexican-American Legal Defense and Educational Fund (MALDEF), the League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) and the Migration Policy Institute know that most Americans disagree with their desire for amnesty. Most Americans want to see immigration laws enforced. So these groups create straw...
  • Census Bureau: We’ll Work with ‘Community Organizations’ to Count All Illegal Aliens in 2010

    04/02/2009 7:15:53 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 56 replies · 2,311+ views
    Census Bureau: We’ll Work with ‘Community Organizations’ to Count All Illegal Aliens in 2010 Thursday, April 02, 2009 By Nicholas Ballasy, Video Reporter (CNSNews.com) - The acting director of the U.S. Census Bureau, Thomas Mesenbourg, told CNSNews.com that the bureau intends to work with community organizations to make sure every illegal alien in the United States is counted in the 2010 Census. The Census is used to apportion the seats in the U.S. House of Representative. There are 435 House seats that are divided among the states in proportion to their population, which is determined by the decennial census. States...
  • Their time is gone[LULAC, NAACP]

    02/24/2009 9:23:17 AM PST · by SwinneySwitch · 6 replies · 422+ views
    Letters to the Editor: 2.24.09 Their time is gone I read the article in the Feb. 19 edition about Geraldo Rivera applauding LULAC’s mission. Believe me, I’m not an idealist, but I am a thinker. What would happen if LULAC and the NAACP went away? I believe we would all be fine. It seems to me that organizations that represent people solely on the basis of race tend to be more racist than the causes that they fight so adamantly against. Why can’t we have a single Chamber of Commerce that represents Hispanic and black interests as well as their...
  • Minorities, women, gays lobby for Obama jobs

    12/14/2008 11:46:46 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies · 889+ views
    The San Francisco Chronicle ^ | December 14, 2008 | Tyche Hendricks
    As the United States awaits the inauguration of its first nonwhite president, organizations representing women, gays and lesbians and people of color are working overtime to encourage President-elect Barack Obama to make good on his remark that he would nominate "one of the most diverse Cabinets and White House staffs of all time." Recommending names of possible presidential nominees is a time-honored part of the political process for interest groups of all stripes. But the push for diversity, which gained steam over the last couple of presidencies, has reached a crescendo this year, political observers say, with constituent groups building...
  • LULAC Leader Decries Anti-Hispanic Bias

    12/10/2008 9:42:37 AM PST · by HollyButler · 25 replies · 634+ views
    El Paso Times, Texas ^ | December 9, 2008 | Darren Meritz
    Building a border fence, tougher immigration laws and resources that could allow local law enforcement agencies to target immigrants are all symptoms of a bias against Hispanics that must change, Rosa Rosales, national president of the League of United Latin American Citizens, or LULAC, said in El Paso this weekend. "One of our top priorities is civil rights. It was the same way before me," she said. "To this day, we feel there's still a lot of discrimination in employment, discrimination in housing, discrimination in the overall issues that pertain to minorities." Rosales, in El Paso for a quarterly LULAC...
  • Candidates Pander on Immigration?

    07/12/2008 5:44:50 PM PDT · by T.L.Sink · 22 replies · 81+ views
    San Diego Union-Tribune ^ | July 11, '08 | Dan Stein
    What most people will not expect of the new administration is an effort to "solve" the problems with our immigration system by granting amnesty (or some euphemism for the same) to millions of illegal aliens to satisfy the insatiable desire for American businesses for lower-wage labor. We had that debate in 2007, and the American public soundly rejected it. Yet, McCain and Obama are appearing before the national conventions of Hispanic ethnocentric lobbyist and pressure organizations promising to make "comprehensive immigration reform" (amnesty) a priority. Amnesty is irresistable because it provides an easy "fix" to a difficult problem. It can...
  • LATINO CONVENTION: NATIONAL COUNCIL OF LA RAZA - Latinos want hopefuls to address core issues

    07/11/2008 12:19:50 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 21 replies · 126+ views
    San Diego Union - Tribune ^ | 7/11/08 | Leslie Berestein
    Presidential candidates John McCain and Barack Obama will be using the National Council of La Raza convention, which begins tomorrow in San Diego, as a platform for courting the increasingly significant Latino vote. Convention organizers hope to press the senators for answers on some of the thorniest issues affecting Latinos, among them immigration policies and solutions to the nation's health insurance and mortgage crises. This week, as they prepared to participate in the four-day event at the San Diego Convention Center, some local groups said they were optimistic about what they would hear from the candidates and in convention sessions,...
  • McCain tells Hispanic group of his commitment to immigration reform

    07/08/2008 11:08:43 PM PDT · by cdchik123 · 88 replies · 224+ views
    IHT ^ | July 8, 2008 | Michael Cooper
    WASHINGTON: Senator John McCain told a major Hispanic group here Tuesday that he remained committed to passing the kind of immigration legislation that angered many Republican voters last year, but he underscored that he intended to first secure U.S. borders. Speaking to the convention of the League of United Latin American Citizens, McCain noted his efforts to pass comprehensive immigration legislation, which was supported by President George W. Bush and such Democrats as Senator Edward Kennedy of Massachusetts but which fell apart last year after an angry grass-roots movement that viewed it as tantamount to amnesty rose up to oppose...
  • Barack Obama woos Hispanic vote with promise of citizenship for 12m illegal migrants

    07/08/2008 10:58:46 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 25 replies · 144+ views
    telegraph.co.uk ^ | 07/08/2008 | Alex Spillius
    Barack Obama has pledged to push through immigration reforms that would give America's 12 million illegal migrants a form of citizenship. "I will make it a top priority in my first year as President - not only because we have an obligation to secure our borders and get control of who comes in and out of our country...but because we have to finally bring undocumented immigrants out of the shadows," he said in a speech in Washington. Both the Democratic nominee and his Republican rival Senator John McCain addressed the League of United Latin American Citizens, the largest Latino organization...
  • FREEPER VICTORY! Secret Service Ejects Press Pass Bearing Code Pink Protester from McCain Speech

    07/08/2008 9:38:37 PM PDT · by kristinn · 188 replies · 846+ views
    Wednesday, July 9, 2008 | Kristinn
    Who read Free Republic? Apparently the U.S. Secret Service does!This past weekend, I posted an article alerting the Secret Service that members of the terrorist supporting group Code Pink were using fake presses to gain access to events headlined by Secret Service protectees like presumptive Republican presidential nominee Sen. John McCain (AZ).This morning, McCain spoke at the LULAC convention in Washington, D.C. Usually when he speaks at an event in D.C., McCain can expect to have his speech disrupted by Code Pink activists who rush the stage and heckle him from the audience and the press section.That didn't happen today....
  • McCain Makes Appeal to Hispanics

    07/08/2008 1:56:07 PM PDT · by MrPiper · 82 replies · 88+ views
    New York Times ^ | July 9, 2008 | MICHAEL COOPER
    WASHINGTON — Senator John McCain told a major Hispanic group here Tuesday that he remains committed to passing the kind of immigration legislation that angered many Republican voters last year (snip)
  • Caption McCain

    07/08/2008 11:05:35 AM PDT · by Lucky9teen · 34 replies · 59+ views
    Presumptive Republican presidential nominee, US Senator John McCain addresses the League of United Latin American Citizens convention at the Washington Hilton in Washington, DC. Iraq's hardening demand for a pullout deadline for US troops on Tuesday reignited the sharp campaign quarrel over the war between White House rivals McCain and Barack Obama. John McCain, seen here in Mexico City on July 3, 2008 US Republican presidential hopeful John McCain points at a journalist during a press conference north of Bogota, Colombia. McCain has warned security conditions must dictate troop withdrawals from Iraq, after Baghdad said it wanted a timetable for...
  • Obama, McCain, Clinton at LULAC convention (illegal immigration supporters; "the border crossed us")

    07/07/2008 3:42:09 PM PDT · by lonewacko_dot_com · 15 replies · 287+ views
    self ^ | 7/7/08 | self
    Barack Obama, John McCain, and even Hillary Clinton will all be speaking at this year's convention of the League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC), an illegal immigration-supporting group that was once patriotic but has since been radicalized. As shown by the attendees discussed below, the convention will be a nexus of those who do not support what's in the best interests of the U.S. For example, here's a 2007 quote from their national treasurer Jaime Martinez, who'll also be appearing at one of their workshops: "We must not sell out, and we must fight for the rights of our...
  • McCain, Obama to attend 'Open Borders' event endorsed by Communist Party!

    06/21/2008 3:44:25 PM PDT · by EternalVigilance · 165 replies · 1,500+ views
    The two presidential candidates will discuss matters of interest for the latin american community in this country. The Angeles.- The two main presidential candidates, Republican John McCain and Democrat Barack Obama, will be the guests of honor at the third Latin American National Congress, that will be carried out on July 18 and 19 in Los Angeles. The organizers confirmed the participation of the two politicians in the event, that will be performed in an exclusive hotel in Downtown Los Angeles, where it is expected that more than 300 organizations of 20 cities will attend. On the first day, McCain...
  • Left Presses Obama to Cut Defense

    06/05/2008 9:46:23 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 40 replies · 115+ views
    thehill.com ^ | 6/05/08 | Alexander Bolton
    Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.), who wrapped his party’s presidential nomination just this week, is already besieged by liberal constituencies demanding that he cut military spending to boost social programs. Two influential liberal groups have sent the presumptive Democratic nominee a letter pressing him to support cuts to defense programs to pay for universal preschool, relief for Americans facing foreclosure on their homes and expanded benefits for military veterans. The demands carry weight because the groups, the Black Leadership Forum and the League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC), represent two constituencies that are important to Obama’s political strategy: blacks and...
  • Rodeo Rejects Mediation Request Over Minorities (Houston)

    05/27/2008 5:30:54 AM PDT · by BnBlFlag · 46 replies · 148+ views
    The Houston Chronicle ^ | 5/21/08 | Bill Murphy
    By BILL MURPHY Copyright 2008 Houston Chronicle Comments (304) Yahoo! Buzz The Houston rodeo has rejected a U.S. Justice Department offer to mediate disputes with minority groups who say it needs more minorities in high-ranking positions, doesn't give scholarships to noncitizens in the country legally and has stopped featuring Tejano performers on its main stages. The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo does not believe mediation is needed because it promotes diversity and does not engage in discrimination, said chief operating officer Leroy Shafer. "At this point, we see no need to have a Justice Department mediator involved in this," he...
  • John McCain, Multiculturalist - Immigration is just one problem

    05/20/2008 2:23:36 PM PDT · by calcowgirl · 80 replies · 862+ views
    National Review ^ | January 24, 2008 | Mark Krikorian
      We all know John McCain is terrible on immigration. For years he held America’s sovereignty and security hostage to amnesty and increased immigration, and his newfound support for “enforcement first” is so insubstantial and transparently insincere that it insults our intelligence. He’s so bad that Americans for Better Immigration ranks his performance in office as the worst of all the presidential candidates — including Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama. (See the GOP grid here and the Democratic one here.) And as Robert Rector of the Heritage Foundation has pointed out, passage of McCain’s bill “would represent the largest expansion...
  • Activists say anti-immigrant sentiment behind arrest

    03/15/2008 2:05:28 PM PDT · by SwinneySwitch · 32 replies · 809+ views
    HOUSTON — Civil rights activists say "anti-immigrant hysteria" helped lead to the arrest of a Hispanic truck driver after a car accident that killed a Harris County sheriff's deputy who was driving drunk. Jose Jesus Vieyra, 57, a Mexican immigrant, is accused of causing a crash that killed sheriff's deputy Craig W. Miller on Feb. 21. Authorities say Vieyra caused the crash by crossing three lanes of traffic in his commercial truck and veering in front of Miller. But autopsy results released Thursday show that Miller, 43, had a blood-alcohol level between 0.27 and 0.32 when he died — more...
  • Huckabee Hustles to Border; Republican provides his own look along border

    03/02/2008 2:08:45 PM PST · by SwinneySwitch · 39 replies · 273+ views
    LAREDO MORNING TIMES ^ | 03/02/2008 | ASHLEY RICHARDS
    Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, flanked by Chuck Norris, Minutemen founder Jim Gilchrist and U.S. Republican Rep. Duncan Hunter of California, stood beneath Laredo's railroad bridge near the riverbank Saturday morning advocating stronger border security, including constructing a border fence, having more law enforcement and eliminating carrizo."I come away from this with a better understanding of this," Huckabee said after touring Border Patrol facilities and later hiking to the edge of the Rio Grande to get a personal view of the terrain. "But also a sense of urgency that as a country we need to put our resources on border...
  • Mexican president decries anti-immigrant perceptions in US, says migrants help economy

    02/11/2008 9:07:11 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 34 replies · 289+ views
    The Topeka Capital-Journal ^ | February 11, 2008 | Steve LeBlanc
    CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — Mexican President Felipe Calderon on Monday decried anti-immigrant perceptions in the United States and argued that Mexican immigrants complement American workers. On his first trip to the U.S. as Mexico's president, Calderon said he is working to combat anti-Americanism in Mexico and to improve job prospects there to reduce migration. He said he hopes that Americans resist anti-Mexican sentiments. "The worst thing that happened in this country is this anti-Mexican or anti-immigrant perception of people. We need to contain this," Calderon said after a speech at Harvard's John F. Kennedy School of Government. "I need to change...
  • In his own words: Dr. Juan Hernandez, McCain’s radical Hispanic outreach director

    02/10/2008 1:24:31 PM PST · by VU4G10 · 54 replies · 853+ views
    michellemalkin.com ^ | 021008 | Michelle Malkin
    Digger’s Realm did a terrific job compiling this clip reel of open borders zealot/McCain Hispanic outreach director Juan Hernandez’s greatest hits. He considers Canada, the U.S., and Mexico “a bloc, not one nation.” He puts “Mexico first.” He doesn’t believe there are any criminals among the 12-20 million illegal aliens he thinks should be legalized. He’s been saying all of this for a long time. The McCain campaign knew what it was getting. So should Republican voters: VIDEO at michellemalkin.com
  • John McCain: La Raza's voice in Washington

    02/04/2008 10:57:51 AM PST · by tanaka · 76 replies · 241+ views
    Michelle Malkin ^ | Feb 4, 2008 | Michelle Malkin
    The McCain campaign continues to perpetuate its Big Lie in the run-up to Super Tuesday. And thanks to MSM enablers and open-borders Republicans rooting for a McCain win, voters are swallowing the Big Lie. The Big Lie is that McCain can be trusted on immigration and border security .. You want straight talk? McCain’s tongue says he’s “listened and learned.” But his heart is with La Raza, the militantly ethnocentric, anti-immigration enforcement Hispanic lobbying group that honored him in 1999 and whose annual conference he keynoted in 2004. Go back and watch McCain on the Senate floor during the amnesty...
  • MITT MIFFS W ON BORDERS (Bush exasperated with Romney's hard-line immigration stance)

    02/02/2008 12:44:12 PM PST · by Liz · 204 replies · 498+ views
    NY POST ^ | February 2, 2008 | Robert Novak
    President Bush has maintained neutrality but privately expresses exasperation with Romney's hard-line stance on immigration......Bush is upset Romney changed his position at the expense of the president's immigration reform. Bush and McCain are not close, but he's grateful for McCain's support on Iraq and immigration. Florida Gov. Crist's unexpected late endorsement, which helped propel McCain to victory, was an unpleasant surprise to state Republican leaders. Crist had said he was not making an endorsement after shunning Giuliani's courtship and suggested that they also stay neutral. His support for McCain irked Republican activists who generally would have preferred former Romney. Romney...
  • Amnesty Will Cost US Taxpayers some $2.6 Trillion (What John McCain Supports)

    02/01/2008 1:35:06 PM PST · by Liz · 54 replies · 20,559+ views
    THE HERITAGE FOUNDATON ^ | June 6, 2007 | ROBERT RECTOR
    McCain's love of amnesty will be a key issue. He supported amnesty in 2003 by name, proposed it in 2006 and 2007 without calling it amnesty, and says that anyone who says that he ever supported amnesty is a liar. He has insulted Americans who advocate border security and has cursed at the thought of building a border fence. The presence of Juan Hernandez in the background of the McCain campaign tells us that John McCain is as weak on border security now as he ever was. Dr. Juan Hernandez, a dual citizen of the US and Mexico, and past...