Open letter: no race preferences for naturalized former illegal aliens

From this:

Ward Connerly, Chairman of the American Civil Rights Institute, along with 25 national and local leaders in the movement to end race preferences, signed an open letter for publication in the Washington Times calling on Congress to exempt immigrants that might be naturalized by the immigration legislation currently before the United States Senate from receiving preferences based on race, sex, national origin, or color.

In addition to friendlies like Heather MacDonald and Maricopa County Attorney Andrew Thomas, signatories include Grover Norquist and... Linda Chavez. Needless to say, this call won't go over too well among those who are counting on those former illegal aliens to help them add to their power base.


They only have to get counted here as part of the labor force, actual or potential, in order to cause a rise in the positions to be given out on the basis of affirmative action. This is a gesture which probably counts on people not knowing how the affirmative action system works. Imagine them saying: foreign-born shall not be counted as applicants nor as part of the labor force with regard to affirmative action calculations. Or: Neither shall foreign-born be counted as fulfilling any requirement arising from a settlement under affirmative action precedents. At least they do acknowledge that the majority has valid concerns as to the racial and ethnic composition of any legalizations of foreign criminals running loose here.