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Charlie Norwood might apologize to National Council of The Race. If...

On Wednesday, Rep. Charlie Norwood (R-GA) released a press release with the following:
The ability of state and local police to fight criminal illegal aliens will be undermined by legal intimidation if a mass lobbying campaign by the radical National Council of La Raza (NCLR) succeeds in blocking passage of a critical House immigration reform bill this week, according to U.S. Rep. Charlie Norwood (R-GA), the leading proponent of supporting local officers in the fight against criminal aliens...

...NCLR, a pro-illegal immigration lobbying organization that supports racist groups calling for the secession of the western United States as a Hispanic-only homeland, has mounted an all-out campaign to prevent state and local police from voluntarily aiding critically undermanned federal authorities...
I not only agree with his characterization, I've gone a little further (but without invoking Godwin's law). Copies of the above release and the one below are here; note the attempt to not answer the questions by claiming that they might violate House rules.

Needless to say, the National Council of The Race has been flown into a press release-releasing furor. From the NCLR-slanted AP report "Ga. Lawmaker May Apologize to Latinos" by Ben Evans:
"His accusations in his press release were patently false," said Cecilia Munoz, vice president of NCLR. "We've attempted to clarify the record multiple times and we've offered to meet with him, and he continues to insist on a bizarre interpretation of our work."
Now, Norwood says he'll apologize. But he has a list of demands before he'll issue the apology. All seven of them are quite good, but here are just three things NCLR would have to do:
Denounce and sever all ties with MEChA and any other organizations with which they are now or have ever been associated or funded which held to the racist doctrines published by MEChA.
And:
Repudiate all claims that any current American territory rightfully belongs to Mexico.
And:
Acknowledge the internationally recognized borders of the United States, the right of the citizens of the United States to determine immigration policy through the democratic process, and the right of the United States to undertake any and all necessary steps including military action to effectively enforce immigration law and defend its borders against unauthorized entry.
Do not - I repeat - do not hold your breath.

Immigration · Sat, 09/23/2006 - 03:39 · Importance: 1

Sun, 09/24/2006 - 14:51
Pat

Hurray for Norwood! I wrote him an email to thank him.