Byron York does something that the MSM fails to do: follow a link.
At the big pro-illegal-immigration rally on the Mall in Washington on April 10, thousands of demonstrators held aloft dark blue signs that read, "We Are America." Below those words, in smaller letters, was the name "New American Opportunity Campaign," and below that was a web address, www.cirnow.org...
Following that he comes to this:
As it happens, that is the Washington headquarters of UNITE HERE, the labor union formed a few years ago by the merger of the Union of Needletrades, Industrial, and Textile Employees, and the Hotel Employees and Restaurant Employees International Union. UNITE HERE—which represents about 460,000 workers in the U.S. and Canada but hopes to unionize millions of newly arrived, low-paid, unskilled immigrant workers—played a major role in organizing the Washington rally, as well as other pro-illegal-immigration events across the country.
Joining UNITE HERE in the immigration fight is the Service Employees International Union (SEIU), which represents about 1.8 million workers in the U.S. and Canada. "You need to legalize the 11 million people who are here on an undocumented status," a top SEIU official told the liberal Air America radio network recently. "Many of them are our members." The chief organizer and spokesman of the Washington rally was a man named Jaime Contreras, who heads the local SEIU chapter and is also in charge of what is called the National Capital Immigration Coalition, a mix of labor, business, church, and civil-rights groups that staged the event.
The article is pay-only after that, but there's a much more worrisome side to the NAOC: one of their board members (CHIRLA) has allegedly collaborated with the Mexican government.
You can see a picture of the signs in question here. Why couldn't the AP or the SFGate do what York did?
Immigration · Wed, 05/03/2006 - 04:35 · Importance: 1