Tim Molloy of the AP offers a roundup of the recent protest by illegal aliens who are demanding rights to which they aren't entitled in the falsely-titled "Immigration Rallies Draw Thousands Nationwide". It contains the following:
Teodoro Maus, an organizer of the Georgia protest, estimated as many as 80,000 Hispanics did not show up for work.
Molloy or his editors are apparently too shy to tell us that Maus isn't just a member of the "Coordinating Committee of Community Leaders". He's also a former Mexican consul. As with other professions, whether anyone is truly ever a "former" consul is unclear.
Here's an earlier AP article that doesn't disclose his former job. And, here's more on some recent statements he made here.
In 1996, Maus joined with local Hispanic activists and turned his guns on Norman Bingham, Cobb County Board of Education Chairman. Bingham, you see, had the temerity to exercise his First Amendment free speech rights in Maus' fiefdom, by stating that Latino construction workers were "uneducated" and "probably illegal aliens". After demanding Bingham's ouster, Maus allowed the chairman to retain his position, after of course recanting and issuing a two-page apology. That same year Maus attacked a Smyrna, Georgia law requiring all commercial signs be in English.
In 1999, Maus agitated for the issuance of drivers' licenses to illegal aliens, but in this case the Georgia legislature failed to carry out the consul's edict. That same year, on a Spanish-language radio station, Consul Maus ordered local Hispanics to punish Georgia companies which, in Maus' view, "mistreat or ignore Hispanic customers".
After stepping down as Consul General, Maus stayed in the U.S. as a private consultant and then president of the Mexican-American Business Chamber. Now  Maus is slated to move to Washington as the Mexican government's liaison on environmental affairs...
Will anyone in the Bush administration object to a foreign government possibly agitating their citizens who are in our country illegally? Or, will Bush congratulate Fox when they meet next week?
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Please note that the current line from Feinstein and others is that they oppose a "blanket amnesty". Please tell them that you oppose any kind of amnesty or "guest" worker scheme, no matter what it's called or no matter how they try to hide it behind semantics.