"LULAC leader blames Americans for crimes by Mexicans"
Posted Wed, Jan 10, 2007 at 7:33 pm
After a federal study revealed that a look at 100 illegal immigrants previously arrested and released for breaking state or local law had on an average been arrested six times, the president of the Dallas chapter of the League of United Latin Amercian Citizens (LULAC) made a controversial remark that has been the talk of the town.
Jesse Diaz, the LULAC leader, said while the report is flawed, he stands by his comments that if Americans want to blame anybody, they need to blame themselves.
"Now that they come to the United States, they're picking up those bad habits of shooting [and] drinking drugs," he said...
... But what Diaz said worries him the most is that the study only looked at 100 who broke criminal laws, but cast a cloud over the millions whose only crime is crossing the border illegally
"It teaches them to hate immigrants, and the majority of these immigrants are good people," he said...