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Hillary Clinton picks National Council of La Raza's Raul Yzaguirre to co-chair

Hillary Clinton has selected Raul Yzaguirre - former president of the National Council of La Raza ("The Race") - as the co-chair of her presidential campaign. He'll head up her "outreach" to Hispanics. In actual fact, he'll help her even more strongly support illegal immigration, as Yzaguirre's history shows.

NCLR is a considered-mainstream group that has links to and funds extremists. Last year, Karl Rove spoke at their convention.

Yzaguirre says:

"Hillary Clinton has spent more than three decades advocating on behalf of those who are invisible in America... Not only is she the most experienced and qualified candidate to be president, Senator Clinton has the ability to bring people together to get results and move this country forward."

In 2001 he was named to Sears' board of directors, and he also supported legalization for all illegal aliens:

"Whatever law will be passed must apply to everyone equally... I think we're talking millions, otherwise I don't think we have something we would be interested in."

And:

In 2001, the National Council of La Raza, conducted focus groups to see what the (American) public thought of the word "amnesty." Raul Yzaguirre, president of the group at the time, told the Dallas Morning News that as a result of the focus groups he advised Mexican President Vicente Fox never to use the word, instead referring to "regularization" or "legalization." Other euphemisms that have been developed are "normalization," "permanence," "earned adjustment," and "phased-in access to earned regularization."

And:

In March [2004], First Data/Western Union set up a $10 million "Empowerment Fund" to be used for Latino and pro-immigration causes. Raul Yzaguirre, president of the National Council of La Raza ("The Race"); Sal Gomez, Chairman the Denver Hispanic Chamber Gomez; and Robert de Posada, President of the Latino Coalition, were appointed by First Data to the Fund's Advisory Board. The Empowerment Fund is separate and in addition to charitable donations totaling about $5.5 million that First Data made as part of settlements of the class-action lawsuits.

In this interesting 2001 Crossfire show he took umbrage at calling illegal aliens "illegal", sounded like a cheap labor pimp, refused to answer a question about what Mexico would do if millions tried to come across their southern border, and on and on.

He spoke out against the 2004 Temecula raids:

Last month, La Raza President Raul Yzaguirre called on the Bush administration to order an end to the Border Patrol's arrest of illegals in several inland Southern California communities, saying sweeps by a 12-member task force were "a clear assault on civil rights in an area with a sizable Latino population."

In 2005 he was named "part-time presidential professor of practice in community development and civil rights" in the Arizona State University College of Public Programs.

In 2003 the NCLR sued the Justice Department:

[The National Council of La Raza and others] allege that the Justice Department and the FBI have unlawfully entered information on civil immigration violations into a federal criminal database, the National Crime Information Center, which state and local police access millions of times each day to probe the background of everyone from individuals suspected of crimes to people caught violating traffic regulations... "Co-opting state and local police to make immigration arrests undermines public safety and encourages racial profiling," said Raul Yzaguirre, president of the National Council of La Raza.

From March of this year we learn that in addition to Yzaguirre, Hillary has hired Jose Villarreal, "a former aide to Bill Clinton and a fundraiser for John Kerry in 2004".

In 2004 he appeared at a demonstration in support of the anti-American DREAM Act.

From 2004's "Democrats' Forked Tongue on Health Care, National Security" discussing

...The Republicans' sweep to victory in the presidential and congressional elections on November 2, creates an opportunity to repeal Clinton-era Executive Order 13166, which declared that all recipients of federal funds must provide translation services into any language anyone speaks at any time... Bush Administration appointee, Assistant Atty. Gen. Alex Acosta, has continued Clinton's language policy. Raul Yzaguirre, president of the National Council of La Raza has said that Acosta "played a pivotal role" in the continued enforcement of E.O. 13166.

UPDATE: Here's an article with a little more on him.

Related:
Coalition for Comprehensive Immigration Reform ready to push amnesty
The NCLR endorsed the Citizenship Promotion Act of 2007 (Barack Obama)
Alliance for Immigration Reform 2007

Politics · Thu, 04/12/2007 - 10:08 · Importance: 14

Thu, 04/12/2007 - 21:23
eh

_"Hillary Clinton has spent more than three decades advocating on behalf of those who are invisible in America..._ Invisible my ass -- you can see 'em on many street corners all around America. And in case they're off behind a tree takin' a piss, look here [1], among among other places [2]. The formulaic rhetoric is enough to make you puke.

Links:
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[1] www.salinaspd.com/wanted.html
[2] www.ci.bakersfield.ca.us/police/warrant/warrant_suspects.htm

Thu, 04/12/2007 - 21:57
Fred Dawes

Come on Boys she love us all, and the money she gets for selling us all Down the River of Hell. her bitch boy bill sold us like little prison bitch's to the third world. I HOPE SHE BECOME THE NEXT EL President so all of you get what this government is and understand why it hates you! but i will not tell you that one big truth because you want the great liars who will tell you "all is great in the land of freedom" but what happnes when you can't go outside your own door because you would be shot or beaten for being a white person? hillary will fix it up so you will be-disappeared once and for all, so she can rule over a land of rats.

Thu, 04/12/2007 - 23:26
mary

One more reason to treat Clinton like the shill she is...a pandering, unprincipled, shrill, shill who is hoping to fatten her wallet as much as her ankles!!! Gawd she is such a friggin phony!!

Sat, 04/14/2007 - 01:41
Smitty

Think Pat Buchannon hiring David Duke as his campaign manager would get the same reaction? Actually that's a bad comparison, the KKK isn't advocating a criminal invasion by fellow whites from foreign countries.

Thu, 01/24/2008 - 15:55

Now, how in the hell is granting AMNESTY to 20-30 million [approx 550 Major League Stadiums full] of illegals going to make my life any better as an average American citizen? Answer: IT ISNT!!!NO WAY, NO HOW!

Mon, 02/04/2008 - 23:02

i hate htis because illegals for taking the jobs from americans. the illegals are breaking our laws by coming to our country, and most americans do not want these illegals her to start with. these illegals are soaking our government of welfare and food stamps and the free health care they receive after there children are born here. they abuse a law that was pasted for the black slaves brought to this country, and the 14th amendment is being abused by the illegals that come to my america. mexicans think they are taking back that santa ana lost. this is not true though, the native americans(the indian nation) was here in north america before any white or mexicican ever stepped foot onthese shores. all illegals should go back to mexico now!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!