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Cecilia Munoz

The National Council of La Raza has someone on the inside: their former senior vice president, Cecilia Munoz, was named Barack Obama's White House director of intergovernmental affairs early in his administration.

Then, in January 2012, she was named to head the Domestic Policy Council. Per The Hill, that makes her Obama's "senior adviser on domestic affairs that fall outside the strict purview of the National Economic Council."

To understand her agenda, see the NCLR link above.

To see Munoz' passive-aggressive victimization shtick, see the video linked from here.

Per her Whitehouse biography (see the links):

Ms. Muñoz is the former Chair of the Board of Center for Community Change, and served on the U.S. Programs Board of the Open Society Institute (George Soros) and the Board of Directors of the Atlantic Philanthropies and the National Immigration Forum. In June 2000, she was awarded a MacArthur Foundation fellowship in recognition of her work on immigration and civil rights.

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The White House's misleading "Economic Benefits of Fixing Our Broken Immigration System" - 07/11/13

The Obama administration released a report entitled "The Economic Benefits of Fixing Our Broken Immigration System" [1] and this post will briefly describe how it misleads. If you trust the Obama administration to tell you the truth, please read the following. If you still believe them when you get to the end, then leave a comment and I'll add even more.

Cecilia Munoz named to head Domestic Policy Council (former NCLR official) - 01/10/12

From this: The White House announced Tuesday that Cecilia Munoz, a former senior vice president of the National Council of La Raza, would replace Melody Barnes at the top of the [Domestic Policy Council]... Munoz is now serving as the White House's director of intergovernmental affairs and is in charge of outreach to state and local governments...

Whitehouse has an attitude problem: favors skilled immigration over U.S. entrepreneurs (Cecilia Munoz, Aneesh Chopra) - 08/15/11

The Obama administration recently announced that they'll be increasing skilled immigration, no Congressional approval required. Only after doing that did they solicit input from citizens by asking for comments on Twitter and Facebook [1].

Obama meets with "stakeholders" for amnesty propaganda push ("immigration reform") - 04/19/11

Earlier today, Barack Obama met with a group of 70 "stakeholders" to discuss a new push for comprehensive immigration reform. The stakeholders in question represent only a small number of Americans; see the list below.

Luis Gutierrez: "I have only one loyalty, and that's to the immigrant community" (+the Hispanic MLK; Sharry; Munoz; Jacoby) - 11/30/10

Arian Campo Flores of Newsweek offers a puffball article about U.S. Rep. Luis Gutierrez called "Keeping Obama to His Word" [1]. Rather than calling him on his clear ethnic nationalism or his many questionable statements and actions (see his name's link), Campo-Flores concentrates on whether Gutierrez' aggressive tactics are a liability or not for getting comprehensive immigration reform (amnesty) and the anti-American DREAM Act. Campos-Flores is such an amnesty-supporting hack that he uses the phrase "law-abiding illegal immigrants". And, in the article Gutierrez says this: I have only one...

Cecilia Munoz misleads about DREAM Act (White House "Open for Questions") - 11/30/10

The half-hour video below features Cecilia Munoz of the Barack Obama administration promoting the anti-American DREAM Act in an online chat yesterday. Some of the ways she misled viewers are discussed below. Munoz was formerly with the National Council of La Raza and there's more about her at her name's link. Nowadays she's the "Deputy Assistant to the President and Director of Intergovernmental Affairs" and in the chat she fielded a series of questions from her side and bad questions from those on the other side; all of the latter she was able to deflect with ease. Since the questions were...

DHS sued to release 287g reform documents (Judicial Watch, FOIA) - 09/28/09

From their press release (link), Judicial Watch has filed a FOIA lawsuit against the Department of Homeland Security, seeking that they release documents about their proposed "reforms" to the 287g program. JudicialWatch filed a FOIA request in July; the DHS responded by asking for more time but apparently never followed through. Here's what JW wants: -- The new standardized Memorandum of Agreement used to enter into 287(g) partnerships, as announced by Secretary Napolitano on July 10, 2009, as well as any documents containing information on the development of the agreement; -- All new 287(g...

Obama at Hispanic Prayer Breakfast: same old immigration speech (+sounds like McCain) - 06/19/09

Earlier today, Barack Obama spoke at the Esperanza National Hispanic Prayer Breakfast [1]. Others in attendance included Cecilia Munoz, Ed Rendell, and Janet Napolitano; the event was organized by Rev.

Cecilia Munoz rallies troops at Reform Immigration for America confab (+Deepak Bhargava) - 06/05/09

Obama administration official and former National Council of La Raza VP Cecilia Munoz appeared at today's meeting of the new Reform Immigration for America group.

2006: Grover Norquist supported amnesty with U.S. CofC, far-left ACLU, NCLR, SEIU, NIF, USCCB, AFL-CIO - 04/09/09

On January 12, 2006, the American Bar Association held a conference called "Fortress America: Comprehensive Immigration Reform" at the National Press Club in Washington DC in support of that "reform" and specifically in opposition to HR44

Obama will bring back amnesty this fall (immigration "reform"). What you can do about it. - 04/08/09

Julia Preston of the New York Times offers (link, with help from Jeff Zeleny) the not-incredibly-surprising news that Barack Obama will try to push comprehensive immigration reform (aka amnesty) this year. See the last link for the massive problems with that scheme. The legislation might be introduced in the fall; in May Obama will speak about this and then during the summer they'll lobby the DC establishment to get behind the plan. According to Cecilia Munoz - a former National Council of La Raza hack now with the administration - it will be framed as "policy reform that controls immigration...

Obama sought advice from Cecilia Munoz, urged her to join his administration (Deb Price/Detroit News puffball piece) - 03/16/09

Deb Price of the Detroit News offers "Obama turns to Mich. native" about Cecilia Munoz, a former official with the far-left, illegal immigration-supporting, extremist-funding National Council of La Raza (link). The article is a complete, Soviet-level puff piece and completely fails to note the questionable activities of her former organization. And, bearing in mind that what people say might not fully reflect reality especially in articles like this, Munoz says: "When (Obama) had questions about policy, he would call [Munoz when she was at NCLR]. He really developed those kinds of...

Cecilia Munoz gets lobbyist waiver to work in Obama administration - 03/11/09

The Barack Obama administration has a strict rule against lobbyists working in his administration. Of course, exceptions can be made if there's a "public interest" (link): The waivers were provided for Jocelyn Frye, director of policy and projects in the Office of the First Lady, and Cecilia Munoz, director of intergovernmental affairs in the executive office of the president... Before joining the administration, Frye served as general counsel at the National Partnership for Women & Families, where she directed the group’s workplace fairness program. The White House blog said Frye, an...

NDN admits: Census padding with non-citizens to gain race-based power ("Latinos" meet in DC; redistricting) - 01/19/09

Fernanda Santos of the New York Times offers "Immigration Tops Latinos' Wish List at D.C. Meeting" (link), discussing a meeting held today in Washington DC featuring John Trasvina of MALDEF, Rosa Rosales of the League of United Latin American Citizens, and Simon Rosenberg of the New Democratic Network. As could be expected, it falsely assumes that those racial-power-seeking leaders represent all Hispanics ("[MALDEF] hosted the event, the second annual Latino State of the Union, a gathering of advocates, civil rights activists and lawmakers representing the interests of the Latino community...

Obama makes NCLR's Cecilia Munoz director of intergovernmental affairs - 11/26/08

The extremist-funding National Council of La Raza now has someone else "on the inside": their senior vice president Cecilia Munoz has been named as the White House director of intergovernmental affairs. At least in the current administration, that office "serves as the President's liaison to state, local, and tribal governments" (whitehouse.gov/government/off-descrp.html). Expect her to get up to some far-left mischief in order to support her race, but what exactly that will be remains to be seen.

"Latinos push for Cabinet posts": NCLR, MALDEF, NALEO trying to embed supporters in Obama administration - 11/07/08

"Latinos" want to be named to positions in the Barack Obama administration. Actually, it appears they want a quota system. And, it's not really "Latinos" as a group, but the familiar far-left pressure groups such as the NCLR, MALDEF, and NALEO. The second has an indirect link to the Mexican government, and the last has a direct link. The ethnic boosting "reporter" Gebe Martinez of the Politico offers "Latinos push for Cabinet posts" (link). Here's the quota bit: Weeks before Barack Obama won the presidency, he met privately in Washington with his former Democratic rival, Sen. Hillary...

Hispanic Caucus has excellent advice for Obama: Hillary as Veep, immigration reform in 1st hundred days - 06/11/08

In the past, I've considered the Congressional Hispanic Caucus to be simply a group of mostly vile racial demagogues whose only interest is in support of others of their race even if that's done at the expense of everyone else. But, I was wrong! In actual fact, they're keen observers of the political scene who are now offering extremely valuable advice that Barack Obama is urged to follow (link): Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.) must commit to helping illegal immigrants achieve citizenship or else risk losing the vital Latino vote in the general election, Hispanic Democratic lawmakers are...

NPR: Get My Vote (National Public Radio, Cecilia Munoz, NCLR) - 03/13/08

National Public Radio (NPR) has launched a new site called "Get My Vote" (getmyvote.npr.org), at which they solicit commentaries from their listeners describing what presidential candidates have to do to get their vote. Visitors can submit commentaries in video, audio, or text form. Think of it as a Volvo-driving version of the Youtube/CNN debates, although without any debates.

Possible Democratic Party immigration "reform" charade: "offer legalization" to become "require" - 02/29/08

A new "confidential" study called "Winning The Immigration Debate" has been released by two groups linked to the Democratic Party: the Center for American Progress (linked to Hillary Clinton and indirectly linked to the Mexican government) and the Coalition for Comprehensive Immigration Reform (member groups also have indirect links to the Mexican government) [1]. I haven't seen the study, but while some might be fooled, it's clear that it's just a new attempt to get the same old amnesty. And, their recommendations boil down to simply a rhetorical change, from "offering" a "path to...

Peter Prengaman, Travis Loller spin "reconquista" - 09/07/07

Peter Prengaman and Travis Loller of the Associated Press offer "Anti-Immigration Forces Warn of Plot" (original AP title). It discusses those that favor some form of "reconquista" and those who oppose them and tries to downplay the influence that those favoring "reconquista" have. On the other hand, it's good to see the AP at least acknowledging that such sentiments exist and publicizing them.

National Council of La Raza won't denounce Elvira Arellano (Ruben Navarrette) - 08/26/07

Even Ruben Navarrette - someone brazen enough to write a column defending his friend and Mexico's propagandist Rob Allyn - doesn't support the case of Elvira Arellano.

Judi Hasson/MSNBC: how to hire (most likely illegal) day labor - 08/10/07

Judi Hasson of MSNBC Money offers "Dirt-cheap day labor". On the first page, she lists all the downsides of hiring day laborers, which she acknowledges are probably here illegally, even refering to the "underground economy".

LULAC, National Council of La Raza, "liberals", and the Fairness Doctrine - 07/24/07

When the left-wing support for free speech meets racial power groups like the League of United Latin American Citizens and the National Council of La Raza, watch out. Consider: The nation's largest Hispanic advocacy group says it must come up with a strategy to combat "a wave of hate" its leaders say came from talk radio's efforts to sink the Senate's immigration bill.

Coalition for Comprehensive Immigration Reform ready to push amnesty - 03/13/07

The Coalition for Comprehensive Immigration Reform said today that they're going to push even harder for a massive amnesty for illegal aliens: "This campaign is unprecedented in the pro-immigration community," said Cecilia Munoz, senior vice president of the National Council of La Raza, in a statement. "Never before have we brought together under one banner such a formidable political coalition to fight for passage of comprehensive immigration reform. We now have the money, the people and the political will to punch this vital issue over the goal line in Congress and make America a better...

Alliance for Immigration Reform 2007 - 01/17/07

From this we learn of yet another coalition in favor of massive immigration, this one calling itself the "Alliance for Immigration Reform 2007". Its members include: * R. Bruce Josten, executive vice president, U.S.

Mike Madden/Gannett News, and the Amnesty All Stars - 12/31/06

Mike Madden of Gannett News/USA Today offers "Advocates hope new Congress will act on immigration reform", the latest in a long line of similar articles (Tim Gaynor/Reuters: "Democrats' win spurs hope of immigration revamp", the NYT editorial "Signs of Hope on Immigration", Boston Herald wants to "resolve immigration reform", etc.) Certainly, the views of the other side are to a certain extent worth listening to, but one wonders whether six opponents of amnesty have been featured in their own article. Madden informs us that "[m]illions of immigrants marched from coast to coast demanding new...

Michelle Mittelstadt: "Voters weren't on the fence about illegal immigration" - 11/08/06

Michelle Mittelstadt of the Houston Chronicle offers a slice of wishful thinking that the new Democratic Congress will lead to "sweeping immigration changes": ..."I do see a light at the end of the tunnel," Rep.

Carolyn Lochhead/S.F. Chronicle omits details of NYT poll - 09/23/06

Carolyn Lochhead, of the San Francisco Chronicle's Washington Bureau, offers "Political tide turning on illegal immigration".

Charlie Norwood might apologize to National Council of The Race. If... - 09/23/06

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.

Is the National Council of La Raza a mainstream group? - 06/02/06

The National Council of La Raza is considered a mainstream group despite their name literally - and in effect - meaning National Council of The Race. Their spokesmen have been featured on national TV shows and at any one time you can find dozens of news articles offering their viewpoint. And, they're also a financial contributor to a Chicano separatist LAUSD charter school in Los Angeles.

CASA of Maryland worried Sensenbrenner bill will shut their day laborer centers - 01/04/06

In case you had any doubts about HR 4437, this might slightly allay them: Kim Propeack, spokeswoman for CASA of Maryland Inc., said her group's day-laborer centers "and other worker centers would in a large part be forced to shut down" if a bill offered by U.S. Rep. F. James Sensenbrenner Jr. becomes law... ..."The majority of workers that use CASA centers are documented, but we will not become a pawn in the government's failed immigration laws," Miss Propeack said... I guess that means some of their workers are not "documented", so I guess they do have something to fear. Too, too bad....

National Council of La Raza: illegal aliens are its "constituents" - 09/20/05

National Council of La Raza has made quite an interesting admission. This shouldn't be shocking, but it does tell you where they're coming from: "If federal authorities are using (Katrina) as an enforcement opportunity, it creates a moral dilemma for us in how do we advise our constituents," Cecilia Munoz, vice president of policy for the National Council of La Raza, the largest U.S.-based Hispanic advocacy group, said Monday.

Arresting illegal aliens at Air Force base puts New York Times in tizzy - 07/16/05

Forty or so illegal aliens were recently arrested in a sting at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base in North Carolina. Previous coverage starts in "Why the left is untrustworthy and weak on national security, Part #43823294". Now, to drive that point home, comes the NYT with "Immigration Sting Puts 2 U.S.

She's a team player! - 01/19/05

From Condi Rice's testimony: Rice said immigration reform would be an important issue for Bush, both for economic and security reasons.

"The Fastest Way To [profit from illegal immigration]" - 07/24/04

FirstData is the parent company of Western Union, and they're now a major processor of credit card transactions in addition to their original business of money transfer. As described here (rmpn . org/weblog/archives/permalink/002096.cfm), they've also decided to attempt to unseat U.S. Rep. Tom Tancredo (house . gov/tancredo/Immigration), who represents the district in Colorado where their headquarters are based.

Yes, please Cecilia, do take a deep breath - 06/30/04

John Kerry is not completely insane. At least in the political sense: Democrat John Kerry said he opposes state laws that give driver's licenses to illegal immigrants, a position that puts him at odds with the Hispanic activists he is courting in the presidential race. Immigrant advocates have been pushing for the laws, saying they help undocumented workers get around safely.