Many Democratic politicians and pundits supported the recent illegal immigration marches, and some Democratic politicians appeared at some of the rallies or even helped organize some of them.
And, some other organizers of the rallies have various kinds of links to the government of Mexico.
While that's not enough to claim that the Democratic Party has direct links to the Mexican government, they are clearly part of the same network. And, that should be disturbing to the millions of more moderate members of that party.
Here are the current known links:
Chicago: One of the organizers of the Chicago immigration march "serves on the Institute for Mexicans Abroad, an advisory council to Mexican President Vicente Fox." Illinois governor Rod Blagojevich, U.S. Rep. Luis Gutierrez, and Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley all appeared at the rally, and all are Democrats.
Georgia: An organizer of the Georgia boycott is a former consul general of Mexico. Another group involved in organizing that was the Georgia Association of Latino Elected Officials, whose founders include Sam Zamarripa and Pedro Marin. Both are indeed elected officials and Democrats.
Los Angeles: One of the organizers of the L.A. rally - also involved on the national protests - allegedly has collaborated with the Mexican government. Former member of the racial separatist group MEChA - and Democratic Mayor of Los Angeles - Antonio Villaraigosa supported both the marches and the later walkouts by students. Shortly after taking office he traveled to Mexico and supported illegal immigration; he also collaborated with Mexican president Zedillo to preven Proposition 187 from being enacted.
Unfortunately, because the news media is as corrupt as many politicians we may never find out whether there was any sort of direct collaboration between the Mexican government and any Democratic politicians. So, if the reader attends any appearances featuring those politicians or other Democratic leaders, please ask them to clarify where they stand.
More links as they're discovered...
Immigration · Sat, 04/22/2006 - 03:01 · Importance: 4