[Maldonado], the measure's sponsor, said he wants to prevent the county from joining a growing group of local jurisdictions that are cooperating with the Department of Homeland Security to enforce immigration laws.That same Commissioner was featured here in July: "Chicago Democrat wants Cook County to commit crimes". Believe or don't, he wants the county to hire illegal alien healthcare workers.
If the measure passes, Maldonado said, sheriff's deputies could not ask for immigration papers during traffic stops and county employees could not report suspected illegal immigrants to federal authorities.
Maldonado said he has no evidence that county officials are currently doing that...
Maldanado is exactly the kind of anti-American that people who want to gin up hatred against Mexicans point to as "proof" that they are "all like that", that they will "all break the law". Maldonado should be removed from his position on the Cook County board over this inciting of illegal activity.I agree with the second sentence, but not entirely with the first. While many Hispanics not involved with politics probably disagree with his attempts, there are very few Hispanic political leaders who are not like him. I'm not aware of any elected Hispanic Democrats who are not tireless ethnic boosters who fully support illegal immigration and who consistently put what's good for their race (and them) ahead of what's good for the country. With white Republican politicians, being a former member of a racial separatist group is a strong disqualifier; with Hispanic Democratic politicians it's a requirement in order to be echt.
Immigration · Sat, 09/09/2006 - 07:58 · Importance: 1