From the Border Patrol union: White House Counsel Alberto Gonzales, President Bush's nominee for attorney general, got the backing of a group that promotes driver's licenses for illegal aliens, no immigration law enforcement by local and state police and amnesty programs broader than the administration's proposal. The National Council of La Raza ["National Council of the Race" -- LW], which bills itself as the largest national Hispanic civil rights and advocacy organization in the U.S., welcomed the nomination of Gonzales to succeed John Ashcroft... La Raza supports legislation such as the Civil Liberties Restoration Act, which would roll back policies adopted after Sept. 11 designed to protect national security. It supports the 'DREAM Act,' which would mandate states to offer in-state tuition rates to illegal aliens � thus providing them with benefits not available to U.S. citizens from other states. The group opposes the 'Clear Law Enforcement for Criminal Alien Removal Act of 2003' and the 'Homeland Security Enhancement Act' would give state and local police officers the authority to enforce federal immigration laws.
As described at the link, Gonzales was on the board of an affilate of the National Council of the Race.
Regarding LULAC, "there were legitimate grassroots Latino and Mexican- American organizations, like LULAC, the League of United Latin-American Citizens, a 1925 patriotic group, promoted the idea of simulation into the American ethic... [the Ford Foundation] bought them basically in the 1960s, and they were transformed."
The Ford Foundation also more or less founded the illegal immigration supporting MALDEF as well as the National Council of the Race.
So, what we have are "conservatives" consorting with and being supported by Ford Foundation-funded race hustlers...
...I note that the National Council of the Race has a downloadable Immigrant Access to Driver's Licenses: A Tool Kit for Advocates. "Why ever", you might be asking yourself, "Why ever would immigrants need to worry about getting a driver's license?" The reason, of course, is that they aren't talking about immigrants, they're talking about illegal immigrants.
And, here's a quote from AG's confirmation hearing: Personally, I would worry about a policy that permits someone, a local law enforcement official, to use this authority somehow as a club to harass -- they might be undocumented aliens, but otherwise lawful citizens. That would be troubling. That would be troubling to the president who, as a governor of a -- former governor of a border state understands and appreciates the roles that immigrants and undocumented aliens play in our society...
Immigration2005a · Mon, 01/17/2005 - 14:54 · Importance: 1