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GOP Congress Earmarks $4 Million for Leftist Pro-Illegal Alien Group [LaRaza]
Human Events on line ^ | December 2, 2005 | by Amanda B. Carpenter

Posted on 12/10/2005 8:38:50 AM PST by aculeus

Thanks to a congressional earmark, an open-borders advocacy group that pushes for driver’s licenses, free in-state tuition and healthcare for illegal aliens and bilingual requirements for state agencies and ballots is slated to get $4 million in new taxpayer money to add to the more than $30 million it has received from various federal agencies since 1996.

The National Council of La Raza (NCLR), Spanish for “the race,” will get its latest grant through an appropriations bill passed by Congress on November 18. The Joint Explanatory Statement of HR 3058, available on the House’s Rules Committee website lists 1,100 plus earmarks in the bill, including La Raza’s grant under the Housing and Urban Development Department’s Self-Help and Assisted Ownership Programs. Under this account La Raza will receive four times as much as the Special Olympics, which won a $1-million earmark.

La Raza is the nation’s largest Hispanic advocacy organization. It was adamantly opposed to the REAL ID Act, which will prevent states from issuing driver’s licenses to illegal aliens if they want them to be usable for federal purposes. It is also opposed to the CLEAR Act, which would grant state and local law enforcement agencies that wish to do so the authority to enforce federal immigration laws.

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TOPICS: Extended News; Government
KEYWORDS: 109th; aliens; bush; bushamnesty; conservatives; federalspending; fundingtheleft; gop; hr3058; immigrantlist; immigration; laraza; outofcontrolspending; porkaddicts; presidentbush; republicans; taxandspendrinos

1 posted on 12/10/2005 8:38:51 AM PST by aculeus
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To: aculeus

Bienvenidos a Amexcia. Oprima el numero dos para Ingles.

2 posted on 12/10/2005 8:40:31 AM PST by Travis McGee
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To: aculeus

This is what disapoints me most about a decade of GOP rule. This is a terrible grant, but is only $4 million so is only a drop in the bucket. It is however indicative of a complete lack of fiscal control that leads us to waste hundreds of billions of dollars a year despite being a party that publically puts itsself out there as being pro-small goverment and pro fiscal responsability.

3 posted on 12/10/2005 8:41:15 AM PST by SmoothTalker
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To: SmoothTalker

The unnfortunate truth is that there are some Republicans who want an open border policy...especially Republicans who want cheap labor.

4 posted on 12/10/2005 8:42:59 AM PST by ChrisFelice1 (Chrisfelice1)
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To: aculeus
also said the funding is targeted primarily toward a La Raza subsidiary that has made over $40 million in loans to NCLR affiliates

Well as usual the headline is completely contradicted by meat of the story.

5 posted on 12/10/2005 8:45:13 AM PST by MNJohnnie (Now the Democrat leadership claims that accurately quoting them is "attack politics")
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To: aculeus
Don't forget to show the RNC your "approval" of this measure the next time they come begging for money!

6 posted on 12/10/2005 8:48:07 AM PST by Prime Choice (We are RepubliCANs, not RepubliCAN'Ts.)
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To: Prime Choice

Good gosh. Why do we elect these people?

7 posted on 12/10/2005 8:48:59 AM PST by Luke21 (Political correctness is the insane religion of our rulers.)
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To: aculeus

Watch what they do, ignore what they say.

8 posted on 12/10/2005 8:51:14 AM PST by satchmodog9 ( Seventy million spent on the lefts Christmas present and all they got was a Scooter)
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To: satchmodog9

Our government behaves like aristocracy.

9 posted on 12/10/2005 8:53:34 AM PST by cripplecreek (Never a minigun handy when you need one.)
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To: Luke21
Good gosh. Why do we elect these people?

Used to be we voted for them. Now we're just voting against the Evil Party.

Now we're getting candidates that are distinguishable from one another only on insignificant issues and the letter by their name.

10 posted on 12/10/2005 8:55:17 AM PST by Prime Choice (We are RepubliCANs, not RepubliCAN'Ts.)
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To: Prime Choice

"Used to be we voted for them. Now we're just voting against the Evil Party."

We've become the DUmmies.

11 posted on 12/10/2005 9:03:55 AM PST by cripplecreek (Never a minigun handy when you need one.)
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To: aculeus
Other grants mandated by H.R.3058:

(1) tenant-based and project-based rental assistance
(2) the Public Housing Capital and Operating Funds
(3) revitalization of severely distressed public housing (HOPE VI)
(4) Native American housing block grants
(5) Indian and Native Hawaiian housing loan guarantees
(6) housing opportunities for persons with AIDS
(7) the Office of Rural Housing and Economic Development
(8) community development loan guarantees program
(9) brownfields redevelopment
(10) the HOME investment partnerships program
(11) homeless assistance grants
(12) housing for the elderly and for persons with disabilities
(13) affordable housing and economic development board
(14) rental housing assistance
(15) flexible subsidy fund
(16) manufactured housing fees trust fund
(17) the Federal Housing Administration (FHA)
(18) the Government National Mortgage Association (GNMA or Ginnie Mae)
(19) housing policy development and research
(20) fair housing activities
(21) the Office of Lead Hazard Control
(22) management and administration
(23) the Working Capital Fund
(24) the Office of Inspector General
(25) the Office of Federal Housing Enterprise Oversight.

Now you know why you cant afford to buy your wife that nice Christmas gift this year. Thanks to the gutless republican worms.
12 posted on 12/10/2005 9:22:31 AM PST by Mulch (tm)
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To: cripplecreek

Yep. All of it and not just the Rats.

13 posted on 12/10/2005 10:36:23 AM PST by satchmodog9 ( Seventy million spent on the lefts Christmas present and all they got was a Scooter)
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To: Mulch
a GOP aide told Human Events: “We Republicans excel at funding or otherwise supporting our political adversaries.”

As long as it someone else's money (taxpayers) they care about as much as the Democrats do how it's spent.

14 posted on 12/10/2005 10:49:23 AM PST by penowa
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To: Luke21
"Good gosh. Why do we elect these people?"

Since the best and most patriotic candidates will not run, nor be supported for not wanting to "play ball," we are left with a choice between one rich umprincpled whore who will soon owe favors, and another.

The bad news is American politics has become a brothel of sorts -- which will only get worse.

15 posted on 12/10/2005 10:55:22 AM PST by F16Fighter
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To: Mulch
You should see how much money we give Mexico every year.

U.S. Government Provides $10 Million to Support Small Entrepreneurs Mexico City, July 22, 2005 – “Whether it’s a loan for a new roof, a taxi or tuition, small loans change lives, ” said U.S. Ambassador Tony Garza. “Access to savings and credit creates opportunities, makes citizens more secure and expands economic growth.” (complete text)

Guadalajara, Jalisco, June 29, 2005 – “The new academic partnerships that we are announcing today promote common goals in democracy, natural resources, rural development and public health in Mexico. These alliances will enhance the prosperity and global competitiveness of Mexico,” said U.S. Ambassador to Mexico Tony Garza at a Training, Internships, Exchanges, and Scholarships (TIES) conference today in Guadalajara. (complete text)

Mexico City, June 17, 2005 – “This new alliance between Medical Missions for Children and the Telethon Center for the Rehabilitation of Children (CRIT) will provide critically ill children access to medical knowledge and expertise beyond what is available in their communities, ” said U.S. Ambassador Tony Garza during a visit to the CRIT Hospital in Tlalnepantla this morning where he witnessed the signing of an agreement between the two organizations. (complete text)

$57 Million Dollars in United States Government Support for the Environment in Mexico

U.S. Government Donates $865,000 in Equipment for Fight Against Tuberculosis . Mexico City, March 15, 2005 – “The people of the United States—through this donation of equipment—demonstrate their commitment to providing the tools to fight tuberculosis,” said U.S. Ambassador Tony Garza. (complete text) Ambassador Garza: Legislative Groups Can Improve U.S.-Mexico Relationship

Ambassador Garza: $570 million in New Investments Shows Partnership is Working Mexico City, February 21, 2005 – “The Partnership for Prosperity that Presidents Bush and Fox launched just over three years ago has led directly to the 570 million dollars in financing for new investments announced today by the United States government,” U.S. Ambassador to Mexico Tony Garza said during the visit to Mexico of the head of the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC). “This shows the powerful financial leverage that our public and private sectors achieve by working together.” (complete text)

Ciudad Juarez, February 3, 2005 - “Today I am pleased to announce that the U.S. government is committing five million dollars over four years to programs in Chihuahua that advance justice reform and assist crime victims,” U.S. Ambassador to Mexico Tony Garza said.(complete text)

Increased OPIC Support for US investment in Mexico Announced Mexico City, November 9, 2004 -- The Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC) has committed more than $40 million in financing to eight U.S. small businesses since opening its programs in Mexico last year and anticipates providing hundreds of millions more in the upcoming months, as American companies realize the potential return on investments in America’s second-largest trading partner. (complete text)

Ambassador Garza congratulates recipients of U.S. scholarships 44 students and teachers to attend U.S. community colleges Mexico City, May 15, 2004 - “These bright young men and women didn’t expect the chance to study outside rural, indigenous Mexico. But they are embarking on a life-changing journey that will expand their view of the world and by extension, the world-view of their families and communities,” said U.S. Ambassador Tony Garza. “The people of the United States believe that education is the foundation for freedom and democracy; by providing these scholarships we demonstrate our commitment to those values.” (complete text) Ambassador Garza Sees Micro-Credit at Work; Program Expanding Mexico City, March 17, 2004 - “Often a small loan is all that is needed to lift a family out of poverty. Here in Tlayacapan we can see that micro-enterprise programs make a critical difference in people’s lives,” said U. S. Ambassador Tony Garza on a trip to visit beneficiaries of The Foundation for International Community Assistance’ (FINCA) program. “That’s why the United States will increase its support for the micro-enterprise sector in Mexico by approximately $15 million over the next five years.” (complete text)

Ambassador Garza Announces New TIES University Partnerships USAID provides USD $3.7 million for new TIES Initiative, $35 million over the next six years Mexico City, February 27, 2004 - “The issues that face Mexico and the United States today-from environmental degradation to economic growth- require sustained cooperative effort that institutions of higher learning can provide,” said U.S. Ambassador Tony Garza today. “I am pleased to announce that the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) is providing another USD $3.7 million for the new Training, Internships, Exchanges, and Scholarships (TIES) partnership awards presented today.” (complete text)

MEXICO-U.S.A. BINATIONAL COMMISSION: AN OPPORTUNITY FOR GREATER CONVERGENCE By Antonio O. Garza, Jr. “We have a great opportunity before us. By working together, we can achieve a fully democratic hemisphere, bound together by good will, cultural understanding, and free trade.” President Bush made this remark at the White House last month during Hispanic Heritage celebrations. It signals his positive view of our relationship with our hemispheric neighbors. And, as President Bush has repeatedly said, the most important of those is our relationship with Mexico and the institutions that are driving us toward convergence. (complete text)

16 posted on 12/10/2005 11:03:29 AM PST by WatchingInAmazement ("Nothing is more expensive than cheap labor," prof. Vernon Briggs, labor economist Cornell Un.)
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