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Will they be boycotting public services as well?

From the AP's "Hispanics threaten state boycott over license bill veto":

Angered by Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's veto this week of a bill to allow illegal immigrants to drive legally in California, Hispanic leaders and pro-immigrant groups are organizing protests and a national boycott of the state in their campaign to win the licenses...

"If this is the posture the governor wants to take, then our community is going to be forced to kick it up a notch," said Nativo Lopez, president of the Mexican American Political Association and Hermandad Mexicana, based in Southern California...

Mike Wilzoch, San Diego director of the Service Employees International Union, which has 30,000 workers statewide, said his organization likely would begin protests after the November election...

The National Council of La Raza said Friday it would consider canceling its planned 2008 convention in San Diego if a boycott proceeds...

[Gil "One Bill Gil"] Cedillo, who plans to introduce a new version of the bill in December, said those opposed to Schwarzenegger's veto should take action...

As this is an AP report, they provide the party line that driver's licenses for illegal aliens is all about "public safety." And, they fail to mention that Nativo Lopez was recalled from the Santa Ana School Board. There are more links than anyone can read about him here.

Especially note this link from the WSJ:

[Lt. Gov. Cruz] Bustamante campaigned for Mr. Lopez even though the entire Santa Ana City Council, which has a Latino majority, supported his recall. Beatriz Salas, who immigrated from Mexico 20 years ago, says she was appalled when she and other parents attended a meeting with Mr. Lopez in 1999, where he admitted that his goal was to make Spanish the primary language in California.

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Immigration2004 · Sat, 09/25/2004 - 13:43 · Importance: 1