Skip to comments.Immigrants Enlisted for Trade Pact
Posted on 04/07/2005 10:38:01 AM PDT by hedgetrimmer
U.S. officials are reaching out to immigrant business owners in their effort to win congressional approval of a free-trade agreement with five Central American countries and the Dominican Republic.
Officials from the State Department and the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative met yesterday with about 60 Hispanic business owners and community leaders to encourage them to express support for the trade deal, known as CAFTA-DR. During the meeting, the attendees were told that their lobbying could be pivotal in getting Congress to pass the agreement.
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Umm . . . I read this to mean that the folks were invited to speak "from around the country," and that they are U.S. citizens or LPR's.
They*re ALL a bunch of traitors who are hellbent on destroying America!! Thank you, President Bush for betraying Americans!!!
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Salvadoran immigrant Abigail Rivera, whose family owns restaurants in Silver Spring, Gaithersburg and Alexandria, said she has begun chatting with friends about CAFTA-DR and would write letters of support.
Gee you're quick today.
Why should the federal government actively seek out foreigners to lobby Congress? Why should the opinion of a foreign born person, citizen or not, have more value than native born citizens? Why is the federal government emphasizing the culture of the foreign born, rather than emphasizing assimilation and commitment to the United States?
Why oh why?
Where are you reading that these people are foreigners?
"This can benefit us. Each day we want to improve and make things better in our countries," Rivera said"
I took this to mean, this is more about international citizens.
for·eign·er One who is from a foreign country or place.
Thanks for the ping.
All persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the state wherein they reside. No state shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States; nor shall any state deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws. [emphasis added]
U.S. Constitution, Amendment XIV, Section 1.
You may have noticed the word citizen(s) is only used in the article with respect to name the organization LULAC.
It reduces tariffs on US exports. It opens up those countries for US companies like Sprint and Cingular to compete.
It's a good thing. The Administration is looking to generate domestic support for the bill. They're not going to recruit any John Birch Society members for that effort.
How many countries do these citizens have? Did you see the quote from the woman you sited?
Sounds like a bona fide traitor to me. Hang her high. /sarc
What's that got to do with the number of countries one has? Americans traditionally only have one.
The article didn't say "citizens".
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