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RNC's Michael Steele supports amnesty at meeting with far-left, Mexico-linked groups - 04/01/10

Two days ago I posted a notice that Michael Steele of the RNC was going to meet with extremist and Mexico-linked illegal immigration supporters and urged others to contact him suggesting that he handle the meeting in the correct way [1]. Not surprisingly, Steele handled the meeting in the completely incorrect way (link):

According to a news release put out by the activists [2], he said he would try and recruit Republican support for comprehensive immigration legislation.

The RNC says he made no such commitment. The immigration activist who led the meeting said he did, but then [Steele] backpedaled after being signaled by a staffer that he may have gone too far...

...Pramila Jayapal, executive director of OneAmerica, the largest immigrant rights coalition in Washington state, said that Steele committed himself to a “holistic bipartisan consensus on immigration reform” and said he believes the Republican party should be “reaching out.” She said he said he would call Graham and work with the party leadership to “determine where things are in immigration reform.” But she said he stopped short of promising to recruit other Republicans.

But the second activist said he did in fact make that offer. (Josh Hoyt), executive director of the Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights, said Steele went through a list of possible Republicans in the Senate who might sign on to the effort, said he would try to recruit another sponsor and agreed with the activists on their goal of getting legislation introduced by April 30.

But Hoyt said that midway through the meeting, an RNC staffer signaled to Steele that he should “walk back what he had said.” After that, Hoyt said, Steele said he emphasized that he could not “get ahead” of Republican Senate leaders.

Julia Preston of the New York Times says (link):

Mr. Steele stressed that border security was the primary goal for Republicans in the immigration debate, several participants said. He seemed unfamiliar with the details of the proposal by Mr. Graham and Mr. Schumer, they said... But he “committed to looking at the Schumer-Graham bill to see how they can move forward with this bill,” said Tony Asion, executive director of (El Pueblo North Carolina), an immigrant organization in North Carolina, who is a Republican.

That underlines how in some cases those who harp on secure the border are just using it to mask how weak they are on amnesty.

[1] I posted that to FreeRepublic (and got the expected unhelpful responses: freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2483320/posts), Reddit (+2, -2), and a couple blogs. Needless to say, this is yet another example of how it's difficult to get people to do things that are effective. If I'd suggested waving loopy signs and throwing tantrums my postings would have probably received wide acclaim and maybe a link from Glenn Reynolds.

[2] communitychange.org/press-room/press-releases/
immigrant-leaders-get-commitment-from-rnc-chairman

Michael Steele, extremist and Mexico-linked illegal immigration supporters to meet March 31 (after sit-in) - 03/30/10

RNC chairman Michael Steele will be meeting with a group of far-left illegal immigration supporters on March 31, 2010; the details on who's involved and the backstory is below. Most importantly of all, please take a few moments and try to contact him, his staff, or someone who can get a message to him and suggest that he handles this meeting in the right way.

Note: the only two contacts I've found are info *at* gop.com and on Twitter: @ChairmanMSteele but I don't know if the second is really his.

The wrong way, of course, would be for the chairman of the Republican Party to agree with far-left racial power supporters who have little or no use for our immigration laws. Another wrong way would be to simply disagree with them without showing how they're wrong. A mostly wrong way to handle it would be to simply nod along.

The best way to handle the meeting - and the way least likely to occur given his past statements [1] - would be for Steele to video the proceedings and show how they're wrong. Because the GOP is run by those who have little competence beyond cashing checks, don't expect that to occur. But, if by some miracle they get some sense they could easily devastate the arguments that the other side provides since those arguments are full of holes.

For instance, if they bring up the DREAM Act, Steele could point out that what they support would let illegal aliens take college educations from U.S. citizens. Or, he could point out all the many downsides of comprehensive immigration reform. Or, he could ask those attending about their interesting positions and links.

Per [2], this is who'll be there:

* Josh Hoyt of the Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights (ICIRR's president serves on an advisory council to the Mexican government and clearly has divided loyalties; they're also linked into the Illinois power structure, such as by having been appointed to a state council by Rod Blagojevich)...

* Xiomara Corpeno of CHIRLA, a group that has allegedly collaborated with the Mexican government...

* Christine Neumann-Ortiz of Wisconsin's Voces de la Frontera (intimidated a politician by surrounding their house; opposed an immigration raid that no doubt freed up jobs for Americans; said a citizenship test is like a poll tax)...

* Tony Asion of El Pueblo North Carolina (group co-founded by Andrea Bazan of the National Council of La Raza; supported drivers licenses for illegal aliens and AgJobs in a letter signed by many other groups)...

* Eun Sook Lee of the National Korean American Service and Education Consortium (opposes immigration enforcement)...

* Julien Ross of the Colorado Immigrant Rights Coalition (wants that state to accept the Matricula Consular card, an ID practically guaranteeing that the bearer is here illegally)...

Others at the meeting:
* Tim O'Harrow, of the Council of Rural Initiatives and the Dairy Business Association...
* Pramila Jayapal of OneAmerica...
* Ricardo Perez of the Hispanic Affairs Pastoral Project...
* a student who supports the DREAM Act...
* Sergio Suarez, "successful businessman and entrepreneur (Chicago)".

Note that ICIRR, CIRA, and El Pueblo among many others signed a letter opposing immigration raids.

The meeting was initiated after a group of around forty pro-illegal immigration activists affiliated with the Fair Immigration Reform Movement engaged in a sit-in at the offices of the RNC and demanded a meeting with Steele. This was in conjunction with their big march, and video is at peekURL.com/v9kwtkq

[1] wonkroom.thinkprogress.org/2010/03/22/sit-in-rnc-immigration
[2] dailykos.com/storyonly/2010/3/30/852398/-untitled-diary

NPR's "Tell Me More" spreads disinformation on hate crime statistics - 11/12/08

NPR's "Tell Me More" show offers the misleading "Latinos Increasingly Targeted For Hate Crimes" (link):

The FBI reports that hate crimes against Latinos rose almost 40 percent between 2003 and 2006, and Hispanic activists say they are being targeted with threats and intimidation. Tony Asion, of El Pueblo, a Latino advocacy group, is joined by Kevin Johnson, of the University of California-Davis Law School, to discuss the statistics that are sending shockwaves through some Latino communities.

Now, for the facts that NPR won't tell you: the 40% rise was obtained by choosing a low year (2003) as the starting point and by not adjusting for population gains. And, when that adjustment is done, hate crimes against Hispanics are actually down since 1995 (as a percentage of their population).

That show is apparently produced or hosted by Michel Martin, but her involvement with the segment isn't known. Note that Johnson was a member of an Immigration Policy Group for the Obama campaign.

Obama favored over McCain at NCLR meet, PWW reports (Fairness Doctrine) - 07/15/08

Comrade Rosalio Munoz from People's Weekly World reports from the National Council of La Raza convention where John McCain and Barack Obama spoke:
"Incredibly, McCain did not even address the issues of the war in Iraq or his policy on health care. On immigration it was more of the same: secure the borders and no stop to the raids," said Angela Sambrano, an NCLR board member and director of the National Alliance of Latin-American and Caribbean Communities.

...Irene Godinez, 26, of Raleigh, N.C., who leads statewide public policy advocacy for the organization El Pueblo, said she thought "McCain was diplomatic and stressed his priorities like border security, cushioning it by saying the immigrants were 'God's children.'"

But a significant language difference gained Godinez's attention. "I noticed McCain spoke of serving American children while Obama stressed everyone," she said. "This is important for me because our Legislature just passed a law excluding undocumented students from community colleges."
Whoa, score one for McCain! This one time he was able to differentiate between U.S. citizens and the rest of the world.
Health care advocate Teresa Quezada, vice president of Mujeres Latinas of Modesto, Calif., took a more critical tone... "McCain said he opposed immigrant bashing, but he stressed 'criminals and drugs' coming across the borders time after time. That's really bashing to me."
Obviously, having large numbers of people who think that it's "bashing" to worry about those who don't "just want to work" coming across our borders is not in the U.S.'s best interests.

The article then quotes someone named "Joshua Messiah", before confirming once again that the NCLR wants to push the Fairness Doctrine or similar in order to silence their critics:
Former [NCLR president Raul Yzaguirre] echoed the sentiment. "The issue of the media has to be a big issue for us like education, health care and housing," he said. "We have to confront Lou Dobbs, Rush Limbaugh, O'Reilly and right-wing radio."

He added that electing a Congress to return the public airwaves to serve all the people and not just the huge monopolies is a critical fight. "We have to find the ways to tell our story."
Even Frank Sharry admits that the print media is in their corner, aside from Lou Dobbs and Glenn Beck most of those on television are some degree of massive/illegal immigration supporters, and the two highest-rated talk radio hosts (Rush Limbaugh and Sean Hannity) aren't exactly strong amnesty opponents. Apparently that's not enough for the NCLR.

Illegal immigration-supporting Andrea Bazan is new Chairwoman of National Council of La Raza - 06/18/08

Andrea Bazan has been named the new Chairwoman of the Board of Directors of the National Council of La Raza, a racial power group that - among other things - funds extremists, wants to give a special break to illegal aliens accused of identity theft, and gave an award to a vile racist. She's replacing Monica Lozano, publisher of the La Opinion newspaper; whether Lozano will continue on the board isn't known.

Per hispanicbusiness.com/news/2008/6/18/hispanic_leader_takes_dc_post_bazn.htm:
Bazan, 40, has become a prominent advocate since moving to North Carolina nearly 20 years ago. In 1995, still in her late 20s, she helped found (El Pueblo North Carolina), North Carolina's largest Hispanic advocacy group. She later became its first executive director and led a controversial push to allow illegal immigrants to attend North Carolina universities at in-state tuition rates.

She has served on a number of influential boards, including the UNC Tomorrow Commission and the Governor's Council on Hispanic/Latino Affairs.

Though she left El Pueblo in 2005 to head the philanthropic group, Triangle Community Foundation, she has remained a strong voice for Hispanics, including those in the country illegally.

100+ Hispanic groups send letter supporting illegal immigration, opposing raids - 05/08/07

The National Council of La Raza ("The Race") has led the charge to send a letter to president Bush (cc'ed to Michael Chertoff and Julie Myers) complaining about the recent workplace raids [1]. The list of "grassroots" organizations involved is in the extended entry, and some are "interesting": CASA of Maryland, Colorado Immigrant Rights Coalition, Georgia Association of Latino Elected Officials (one of whose founders marched alongside a former Mexican consul general in an illegal immigration march), the odious Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights (their president is linked to the Mexican government), Instituto del Progreso Latino (their executive director is the president of the ICIRR), the
Puerto Rican Legal Defense and Education Fund, and the Southern Poverty Law Center (indirectly linked to the Mexican government).

Obviously, a letter that's sent now could simply be repurposed and sent again a year or two after "comprehensive immigration reform" passes. There's no assurance that these groups wouldn't send a similar letter in order to weaken future, "reform"-mandated enforcement, and that's one of the ways that the current amnesty would become like past amnesties.

We, the undersigned Latino organizations, write to express our outrage and deep concern over the manner in which workplace raids have been conducted all across the United States in the past few months. As organizations that work closely with the communities that are directly impacted by these raids, we are often the first to respond to the immediate humanitarian crisis that occurs when a raid is conducted. Particularly, we are concerned about the raids' short- and long-term impact on children. There are approximately 3.1 million U.S. citizen children who have at least one undocumented parent, and there are 1.8 million undocumented children in the U.S. We believe that the U.S. must take the needs of these children into account and fix the broken immigration system that separates them from their parents.

The parents and those who encourage illegal immigration are at fault, not the system. Why aren't they taking the needs of the children into account?

...Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick correctly characterized the recent raids as a "humanitarian crisis." ...The time is long overdue for our nation to stop tearing apart these hardworking families and bring about real, comprehensive solutions to our immigration problems...

Patrick was shown not to be telling the whole truth in that case, and hopefully the same will happen here. Obviously, what they support - out of purely racial grounds - will make the situation far worse.

[1] nclr.org/content/news/detail/45751

The signatories:

Academia Cesar Chavez - Saint Paul, MN
Acercamiento Hispano de Carolina del Sur - Columbia, SC
AltaMed Health Services Corporation - Los Angeles, CA
Bridge Academy Charter School - Bridgeport, CT
Calexico Community Action Council - Calexico, CA
CARECEN - Washington, DC
Carlos Rosario School - Washington, DC
CASA of Maryland - Silver Spring, MD
CASA of Oregon - Newberg, OR
Center for Hispanic Policy & Advocacy - Providence, RI
Center for Training & Careers/WorkNET - San Jose, CA
Centro Campesino Farmworker Center, Inc. - Florida City, FL
Centro de Amistad - Guadalupe, AZ
Centro de la Comunidad - Baltimore, MD
Centro de Residentes Bolivianos - Madison, WI
Centro de Salud Familiar La Fe - El Paso, TX
Centro Hispano of Dane County - Cambridge, MA
CentroNía - Washington, DC
Centro Presente, Inc. - Cambridge, MA
Cesar Chavez Academy - Pueblo, CO
Cesar Chavez Dual Language Immersion Charter School - Santa Barbara, CA
Chicano Awareness Center - Omaha, NE
Chicano Federation of San Diego County - San Diego, CA
Coalition for New South Carolinians - Columbia, SC
Colorado Immigrant Rights Coalition - Denver, CO
Colorado Rural Housing - Westminster, CO
Committee for Hispanic Children and Families, Inc. - New York, NY
Community Child Care Center of Santa Clara County - San Jose, CA
Conexión Américas - Nashville, TN
Congreso de Latinos Unidos - Philadelphia, PA
Council for the Spanish Speaking - Milwaukee, WI
Del Norte Neighborhood Development Corp. - Denver, CO
Detroit Hispanic Development Corporation - Detroit, MI
Dolores Huerta Preparatory High School - Pueblo, CO
DRAW Academy - Houston, TX
East Las Vegas Community Development Corporation (ELVCDC) - Las Vegas, NV
El Centro de la Raza - Seattle, WA
El Centro de las Americas - Lincoln, NE
El Pueblo, Inc. - Raleigh, NC
Emigrantes Sin Fronteras - Phoenix, AZ
Florida Immigrant Advocacy Center - Miami, FL
Florida Immigrant Coalition - Tallahassee, FL
Gads Hill Center - Chicago, IL
Georgia Association of Latino Elected Officials (GALEO) - Atlanta, GA
Hands Across Cultures - Española, NM
HELP - New Mexico, Inc. - Albuquerque, NM
Hispanic American Student Association (HASA), University of Central Oklahoma - Edmond, OK
Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Minnesota - Minneapolis, MN
Hispanic Coalition of Florida - Miami, FL
Hispanic Committee of Virginia - Falls Church, VA
Hispanic Interest Coalition of Alabama - Birmingham, AL
Hispanic Women’s Organization of Arkansas - Springdale, AR
HOLA - Hispanas Organizadas de Lake y Ashtabula (OH) - Painesville, OH
Hyde Square Task Force - Jamaica Plain, MA
Idaho Community Action Network - Boise, ID
Kentucky Coalition of Immigrant and Refugee Rights - Lexington, KY
Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights - Chicago, IL
Information Referral Resource Assistance Inc. - Edinburg, TX
Instituto del Progreso Latino - Chicago, IL
La Casa de Esperanza - Waukesha, WI
La Casa Health Network, Inc. - Little Rock, AR
Latin American Coalition - Charlotte, NC
Latin American Community Center, Inc. - Wilmington, DE
Latin American Research and Service Agency - Denver, CO
Latin American Youth Center - Washington, DC
Latino Community Development Agency - Oklahoma City, OK
Latino Economic Development Corporation - Washington, DC
Latino Family Services - Detroit, MI
Latino Leadership - Orlando, FL
Latino Memphis, Inc. - Memphis, TN
Latinos for Education and Justice Organization - Calhoun, GA
Latinos United for Change and Advancement - Madison, WI
Law Offices of Navarro & Associates - Santa Ana, CA
Mary’s Center for Maternal and Child Care - Washington, DC
Mississippi Immigrant Rights Alliance (MIRA) - Jackson & Biloxi, MS
Montebello Housing Development Corporation - Montebello, CA
Mujeres Latinas en Acción - Chicago, IL
NAF Multicultural Human Development Corporation - North Platte, NE
National Association of Latino Independent Producers - New York, NY
Near Northside Partners Council, Inc. - Fort Worth, TX
New Jersey Immigration Policy Network - Newark, NJ
NEWSED CDC - Denver, CO
Parent Institute for Quality Education - San Diego, CA
Puerto Rican Legal Defense and Education Fund - New York, NY
Repertorio Español - New York, NY
Rural Opportunities, Inc. - Rochester, NY
Salem/Keizer Coalition for Equality - Salem, OR
San Diego County SER/Jobs for Progress, Inc. - Oceanside, CA
SEA MAR Community Health Centers - Seattle, WA
Servicios de La Raza, Inc. - Denver, CO
Siete del Norte CDC - Embudo, NM
Southern Poverty Law Center - Montgomery, AL
Southwest Key Program, Inc. - Austin, TX
Spanish Speaking Citizens’ Foundation - Oakland, CA
St. Matthew Immigration/Detention Committee - Baltimore, MD
Tejano Center for Community Concerns - Houston, TX
Tennessee Immigrant and Refugee Rights Coalition (TIRRC) - Nashville, TN
United Dubuque Immigrant Alliance (UN DIA) - Dubuque, IA
United Hispanic Americans, Inc. - Fort Wayne, IN
University of Wisconsin Latina/o Law Student Association - Madison, WI
Vecinos Unidos - Dallas, TX
Washington State Migrant Council - Sunnyside, WA
Watts/Century Latino Organization - Los Angeles, CA
Western Colorado Justice for Immigrants Committee - Grand Junction, CO

Miami Herald "endorses indentured servitude" - 03/22/04

That's what the Stein Report says regarding the Miami Herald's editorial supporting the AgJobs bill ('A win-win for growers, farmworkers, America'). That bill would provide an amnesty for half a million illegal aliens. As history shows, amnesties simply lead to more illegal immigration. One amnesty leads to more illegal immigration, which requires another amnesty, which leads to more illegal immigration, repeat.

As for the claim that the editorial supports indentured servitude, judge for yourself:


...AgJobs sets up a process by which illegal immigrants already working in agriculture could earn legal status. They would have to continue to toil in the fields a certain number of days for at least three more years to be eligible for residency, which would assure farmers of a legal labor pool.

At the same time, the bill provides better protections for the farmworkers who now too often are exploited by unscrupulous growers, directly or through labor contractors. The result should lessen abuses such as those documented last year in The Herald's series Fields of Despair: modern-day indentured servitude, slave wages, indecent housing and perilous working conditions. And it would benefit the honest growers who want to treat farmworkers fairly and won't have to worry about being fined for having illegal workers on their payroll...

I believe they'd have to be required by contract to work for the specified period for it to meet the legal definition of "indentured servitude." However, the requirements of this program come dangerously close.

I've included a list of the 400 organizations that support AgJobs below. I've divided them into categories. You tell me if these organizations have your best interests at heart. (Here's a hint: People for the American Way, AILA, MALDEF and all the rest do not. These are the ultimate in special interest groups).

There's also a list of good and bad immigration bills here. And, see "Florida Farmworkers Sue Dairy Owned by Family of Sen. Graham Over Wages."

The original list of the 400 supporters is here, and to see the categorized list, click the 'MORE' link directly below.

Usual suspects:
PEOPLE FOR THE AMERICAN WAY
SOUTHERN POVERTY LAW CENTER

Businesses:
VLASIC PICKLE GROWERS (OH)

U.S. CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
U.S. HISPANIC CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
BIRDS EYE FOODS
DEERE & COMPANY
TYSON FOODS INC.
COBANK
FIRST PIONEER FARM CREDIT
MONROVIA GROWERS (CA, OR, GA, NC)
YANKEE FARM CREDIT
HARRY SINGH & SONS (CA)
John Harris Farms Inc (CA)
LASSEN CANYON NURSERY, INC. (CA)
CONNLEAF, INC (CT)
H.F. BROWN INC. (CT)
THE LYMAN FARM, INC. (CT)
LIVE OAK VILLAS, LLC (FL)
SKINNER NURSERIES (FL)
FARM CREDIT OF MAINE
ANGELICA NURSERIES (MD)
BELL NURSERY (MD)
JOHN SHORB LANDSCAPING, INC. (MD)
MARYLAND AQUATIC NURSERIES, INC.
QUINN'S KINGSVILLE FARMS (MD)
ROBIN HILL FARM NURSERY (MD)
SPEAKMAN NURSERIES, INC. (MD)
LEITZ FARMS LLC (MI)
ZELENKA NURSERY, LLC (MI)
FARM CREDIT OF WESTERN NEW YORK
LAKE PLACID GROVES LLC (NY)
TORREY FARMS (NY)
WILLET DAIRY(NY)
LATINO COMMUNITY CREDIT UNION (NC)
ZELENKA NURSERY, LLC (NC)
HIGH STAKES FARMS (OH)
EL VISTA ORCHARDS (WEXFORD, PA)
FIVE FORKS FRUIT (WAYNESBORO, PA)
AMICK FARMS (SC)
ELLISON'S (TX)
MIDLAND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT CORP. (TX)
UNDERWOOD FRUIT AND WAREHOUSE COMPANY (WA)

AGRI-PLACEMENTS INTERNATIONAL
COOPERATIVE PRODUCERS, INC.
COOPERATIVE THREE, INC.
COUNCIL OF NORTHEAST FARMER COOPERATIVES
DAIRYLEA COOPERATIVE
RANCH ONE COOPERATIVE, INC. (FL)
PRO-FAC COOPERATIVE (NY)
NASH PRODUCE COMPANY, INC. (NC)
PETER ORCHARDS (GARDNERS, PA)
GARDENS BEAUTIFUL GARDEN CENTERS (WI)

UNIVERSAL IMMIGRATION SERVICE (CA)

Ethnic organizations:
NATIONAL COUNCIL OF LA RAZA (NCLR)
MEXICAN AMERICAN LEGAL DEFENSE AND EDUCATION FUND (MALDEF)
LEAGUE OF UNITED LATIN AMERICAN CITIZENS (LULAC)
WILLIAM C.VELASQUEZ INSTITUTE
LA CLINICA DE LA RAZA (CA)
EL CENTRO DE LA RAZA (WA)
GRUPO MEXICO OF WASHINGTON STATE
INSTITUTO DEL PROGRESO LATINO (IL)
EL CENTRO, INC. - KANSAS
EL PUEBLO, INC (NC)
PINEROS Y CAMPESINOS UNIDOS DEL NOROESTE (PCUN) (OR)
FUNDACION SALVADORENA DE LA FLORIDA
GUATEMALAN UNITY INFORMATION CENTER (FL)
IMMOKALEE MULTICULTURAL MULTIPURPOSE COMMUNITY ACTION AGENCY, INC. (FL)
MUJER (FL)
CENTRO ROMERO (IL)
CONGUATE (IL)
CENTRO SAN MARTIN DEPORRES (MS)
Comite de Apoyo a los Trabajadores Agricolas (NJ)
MEXICAN AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF SOUTHERN NEW JERSEY
CENTRO HISPANO CUZCATLAN (NY)
CENTRO INDEPENDIENTE DE TRABAJADORES AGRICOLOS (CITA) - (NY)
CENTRO SALVADORENO, INC. (NY)
HIGH COUNTY AMIGOS INC. (NC)
VENEZUELAN AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF OKLAHOMA
CASA OF OREGON
J”VENES INMIGRANTES POR UN FUTURO MEJOR (TX)
UMOS (WI)
IVAN KOHAR PARRA, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, LATINO COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT CENTER (WI)
LATIN AMERICAN COMMUNITY CENTER (DE)
LATIN AMERICAN YOUTH CENTER (DC)
CENTRO CAMPESINO (FL)
CARLOS ROSARIO INT'L CAREER CENTER AND PUBLIC CHARTER SCHOOL
CENTRO PRESENTE (MA)
CASA OF MARYLAND
CENTRO DE LA COMUNIDAD, INC (MD)
MIGRANT AND REFUGEE CULTURAL SUPPORT, INC. (MIRECS) (MD)
MASSACHUSETTS FARM BUREAU
CENTRO DE SALUD FAMILIAR LA FE (TX)

KOREAN AMERICAN RESOURCE & CULTURAL CENTER (KRCC), CHICAGO
NATIONAL KOREAN AMERICAN SERVICE & EDUCATION CONSORTIUM (NAKASEC)
YKASEC - EMPOWERING THE KOREAN AMERICAN COMMUNITY (NY)
KOREAN RESOURCE CENTER, LOS ANGELES

IRISH IMMIGRATION CENTER (MA)

ARAB AMERICAN INSTITUTE (AAI)

SALVADORAN AMERICAN NATIONAL NETWORK
POLISH AMERICAN CONGRESS

CENTER FOR PAN ASIAN COMMUNITY SERVICES (GA)
ASIAN AMERICAN COMMUNITY SERVICE ASSOCIATION, INC

Growers associations:
AGRICULTURE COALITION FOR IMMIGRATION REFORM
AMERICAN FARM BUREAU FEDERATION
NATIONAL COUNCIL OF AGRICULTURAL EMPLOYERS
NATIONAL CATTLEMEN'S BEEF ASSOCIATION
NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF STATE DEPARTMENTS OF AGRICULTURE
AMERICAN NURSERY & LANDSCAPE ASSOCIATION
UNITED EGG PRODUCERS
NATIONAL CHRISTMAS TREE ASSOCIATION
UNITED FRESH FRUIT & VEGETABLE ASSOCIATION
U.S. APPLE ASSOCIATION
U.S. CUSTOM HARVESTERS, INC.
WESTERN GROWERS ASSOCIATION
WESTERN RANGE ASSOCIATION
WESTERN UNITED DAIRYMEN
AMERICAN HORSE COUNCIL
AGRICULTURAL AFFILIATES
NATIONAL POTATO COUNCIL
NEW ENGLAND APPLE COUNCIL
NATIONAL CHICKEN COUNCIL
NATIONAL MILK PRODUCERS FEDERATION
SOUTH EAST DAIRY FARMERS ASSOCIATION
NORTH EAST DAIRY PRODUCERS ASSOCIATION
NORTHWEST HORTICULTURAL COUNCIL
WINEAMERICA, THE NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF AMERICAN WINERIES
WINEGRAPE GROWERS OF AMERICA
AMERICAN MUSHROOM INSTITUTE
AMERICAN FROZEN FOOD INSTITUTE
GULF CITRUS GROWERS ASSOCIATION
SOCIETY OF AMERICAN FLORISTS
PERENNIAL PLANT ASSOCIATION
SOUTHERN NURSERY ASSOCIATION
ALABAMA NURSERY & LANDSCAPE ASSOCIATION
ARIZONA NURSERY ASSOCIATION
ARKANSAS GREEN INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION
ALLIED GRAPE GROWERS (CA)
ALMOND HULLERS AND PROCESSORS (CA)
CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION OF NURSERIES AND GARDEN CENTERS
CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION OF WINEGRAPE GROWERS
CALIFORNIA APPLE COMMISSION
CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION OF WINEGRAPE GROWERS
CALIFORNIA FLORAL COUNCIL
CALIFORNIA FARM BUREAU FEDERATION
CALIFORNIA GRAIN AND FEED ASSOCIATION
CALIFORNIA GRAPE & TREE FRUIT LEAGUE
CALIFORNIA INSTITUTE FOR RURAL STUDIES
CALIFORNIA LANDSCAPE CONTRACTORS ASSOCIATION, INC
CALIFORNIA SEED ASSOCIATION
CALIFORNIA STRAWBERRY COMMISSION
CALIFORNIA WOMEN FOR AGRICULTURE
IMPERIAL VALLEY VEGETABLE GROWERS ASSOCIATION
NORTHERN CALIFORNIA GROWERS ASSOCIATION
NURSERY GROWERS OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA
Raisin Bargaining Association (CA)
VENTURA COUNTY (CA) AGRICULTURAL ASSOCIATION
VENTURA COUNTY (CA) FARM BUREAU
NISEI FARMERS LEAGUE (CA)
COLORADO NURSERY ASSOCIATION
COLORADO SUGAR BEET GROWERS ASSOCIATION
NORTHERN COLORADO ONION ASSOCIATION
CONNECTICUT FARM BUREAU
CONNECTICUT NURSERY & LANDSCAPE ASSOCIATION
DELAWARE NURSERY & LANDSCAPE ASSOCIATION
FLORIDA CITRUS PACKERS, INC.
FLORIDA FARM BUREAU FEDERATION
FLORIDA FRUIT AND VEGETABLE ASSOCIATION
FLORIDA NURSERYMEN & GROWERS ASSOCIATION
FLORIDA STRAWBERRY GROWERS ASSOCIATION
INDIAN RIVER CITRUS LEAGUE (FL)
WESTERN CAROLINAS HORTICULTURAL ALLIANCE
TURFGRASS PRODUCERS INTERNATIONAL
PACIFIC EGG AND POULTRY ASSOCIATION
SUGAR CANE GROWERS CO-OP OF FLORIDA
GEORGIA GREEN INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION
IDAHO FARM BUREAU
IDAHO FOOD PRODUCERS
IDAHO GRAIN PRODUCERS ASSOCIATION
IDAHO GROWER SHIPPERS ASSOCIATION
IDAHO NURSERY & LANDSCAPE ASSOCIATION
POTATO GROWERS OF IDAHO
SNAKE RIVER FARMERS ASSOCIATION (ID/MT)
ILLINOIS LANDSCAPE CONTRACTORS ASSOCIATION
ILLINOIS NURSERYMENS' ASSOCIATION
INDIANA NURSERY & LANDSCAPE ASSOCIATION
KANSAS FARM BUREAU
KANSAS NURSERY & LANDSCAPE ASSOCIATION
KENTUCKY NURSERY & LANDSCAPE ASSOCIATION
MAINE NURSERY & LANDSCAPE ASSOCIATION
MARYLAND NURSERY& LANDSCAPE ASSOCIATION
MASSACHUSETTS NURSERY & LANDSCAPE ASSOCIATION
MISSOURI NURSERY & LANDSCAPE ASSOCIATION
MONTANA NURSERY & LANDSCAPE ASSOCIATION
NEBRASKA NURSERY & LANDSCAPE ASSOCIATION
NEVADA LANDSCAPE ASSOCIATION
IRRIGATION ASSOCIATION OF NEW JERSEY
NEW JERSEY NURSERY & LANDSCAPE ASSOCIATION
EMPIRE STATE COUNCIL OF AGRICULTURAL ORGANIZATIONS (NY)
NEW YORK FARM BUREAU
NEW YORK STATE HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY
NEW YORK STATE APPLE GROWERS ASSOCIATION
NEW YORK STATE CHERRY GROWERS ASSOCIATION
NEW YORK STATE NURSERY & LANDSCAPE ASSOCIATION
NEW YORK STATE VEGETABLE GROWERS ASSOCIATION
NORTH CAROLINA ASSOCIATION OF NURSERYMEN
NORTH CAROLINA FARM BUREAU
NORTH CAROLINA LANDSCAPE ASSOCIATION
NORTHERN OHIO GROWERS ASSOCIATION
OHIO FARM BUREAU FEDERATION, INC.
OHIO FRUIT GROWERS SOCIETY
OHIO LANDSCAPERS ASSOCIATION
OHIO NURSERY & LANDSCAPE ASSOCIATION
OHIO VEGETABLE & POTATO GROWERS ASSOCIATION
OKLAHOMA NURSERY & LANDSCAPE ASSOCIATION
HOOD RIVER GROWER-SHIPPER ASSOCIATION (OR)
OREGON ASSOCIATION OF NURSERIES
OREGON FARM BUREAU
PENNSYLVANIA FARM BUREAU
PENNSYLVANIA LANDSCAPE & NURSERY ASSOCIATION
SOUTH CAROLINA GREENHOUSE GROWERS ASSOCIATION
SOUTH CAROLINA NURSERY & LANDSCAPE ASSOCIATION
SOUTH CAROLINA UPSTATE TREE GROWERS ASSOCIATION
RIO GRANDE VALLEY SUGAR GROWERS, INC. (TX)
TEXAS AGRICULTURAL COOPERATIVE COUNCIL
TEXAS NURSERY & LANDSCAPE ASSOCIATION
TEXAS POULTRY FEDERATION
TEXAS EGG COUNCIL
TEXAS BROILER COUNCIL
TEXAS POULTRY IMPROVEMENT ASSOCIATION
TEXAS PRODUCE ASSOCIATION
TEXAS SEED TRADE ASSOCIATION
TEXAS STATE FLORIST'S ASSOCIATION
TEXAS TURKEY FEDERATION
TEXAS VEGETABLE ASSOCIATION
TURFGRASS PRODUCERS OF TEXAS
UTAH FARM BUREAU
UTAH NURSERY & LANDSCAPE ASSOCIATION
SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA NURSERY AND LANDSCAPE ASSOCIATION
VIRGINIA GREEN INDUSTRY COUNCIL
VIRGINIA NURSERY & LANDSCAPE ASSOCIATION
WASHINGTON GROWERS CLEARING HOUSE ASSOCIATION
WASHINGTON GROWERS LEAGUE
WASHINGTON POTATO & ONION ASSOCIATION
WASHINGTON STATE NURSERY & LANDSCAPE ASSOCIATION
WASHINGTON SUSTAINABLE FOOD & FARMING NETWORK
COMMERCIAL FLOWER GROWERS OF WISCONSIN
GROUNDS MANAGEMENT ASSOCIATION OF WISCONSIN
NORTHERN CHRISTMAS TREE GROWERS & NURSERY (WI)
WISCONSIN LANDSCAPE CONTRACTORS ASSOCIATION
WISCONSIN LANDSCAPE FEDERATION
WISCONSIN NURSERY ASSOCIATION
WISCONSIN SOD PRODUCERS
OFA - AN ASSOCIATION OF FLORICULTURE PROFESSIONALS
FLORIDA CITRUS MUTUAL
IOWA NURSERY & LANDSCAPE ASSOCIATION
MICHIGAN FARM BUREAU
MICHIGAN NURSERY & LANDSCAPE ASSOCIATION
MINNESOTA NURSERY & LANDSCAPE ASSOCIATION
NEW JERSEY FARM BUREAU FEDERATION
RHODE ISLAND NURSERY & LANDSCAPE ASSN, INC.
TENNESSEE NURSERY & LANDSCAPE ASSOCIATION

Lawyers:
AMERICAN IMMIGRATION LAWYERS ASSOCIATION (AILA)
NATIONAL EMPLOYMENT LAW PROJECT
HISPANIC LAWYER'S ASSOCIATION OF ILLINOIS
LAW OFFICE OF SHIRLEY SADJADI (IL)
LAW OFFICE OF DOUGLAS W. WORRELL, CHTD. (IL)
NEBRASKA APPLESEED CENTER FOR LAW IN THE PUBLIC INTEREST
BRENNAN CENTER FOR JUSTICE AT NEW YORK UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF LAW
OREGON LAW CENTER
MIGRANT LEGAL ACTION PROGRAM (DC)
LEGAL AID SERVICE OF BROWARD COUNTY, INC. (FL)
MIGRANT FARMWORKER JUSTICE PROJECT, FLORIDA LEGAL SERVICES, INC.
MICHIGAN MIGRANT LEGAL ASSISTANCE PROJECT
FARMWORKER LEGAL SERVICES OF NEW YORK
ADVOCATES FOR BASIC LEGAL EQUALITY (OH)
NATIONAL LEGAL AID & DEFENDER ASSOCIATION (NLADA)
NATIONAL ASIAN PACIFIC AMERICAN LEGAL CONSORTIUM (NAPALC)
CALIFORNIA RURAL LEGAL ASSISTANCE FOUNDATION (CRLAF)

Religious:
NATIONAL COUNCIL OF CHURCHES
SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA ECUMENICAL COUNCIL
MARIN INTERFAITH TASK FORCE FOR THE AMERICAS
CHRISTIAN BROTHERS (NY) [The Wine Company?]
NATIONAL FARM WORKER MINISTRY

EVANGELICAL LUTHERAN CHURCH IN AMERICA
GENERAL BOARD OF CHURCH AND SOCIETY, THE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
ST. JOSEPH THE WORKER CHURCH (MN)
IMMACULATE CONCEPCION CHURCH (NC)
UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST JUSTICE AND WITNESS MINISTRIES (OH)
VIRGINIA COUNCIL OF CHURCHES
WASHINGTON ASSOCIATION OF CHURCHES (WA)
WISCONSIN COUNCIL OF CHURCHES

CATHOLIC CHARITIES USA
THE EPISCOPAL CHURCH, USA
CATHOLIC MIGRANT FARMWORKER NETWORK
CATHOLIC CHARITIES OF THE DIOCESE OF SANTA ROSA (CA)
CATHOLIC CHARITIES, SAN DIEGO
CATHOLIC CHARITIES OF ORLANDO, INC.
FLORIDA CATHOLIC CONFERENCE
IMMIGRATION OUTREACH OFFICE, CATHOLIC CHARITIES/ ARCHDIOCESE OF DUBUQUE
CATHOLIC CHARITIES ARCHDIOCESE OF NEW ORLEANS
OFFICE OF HISPANIC MINISTRY, CATHOLIC DIOCESE OF JACKSON (MS)
RICH SMITH, PASTOR OF ST. ANN CATHOLIC CHURCH, PAULDING, MS
THE SOCIAL CONCERNS COMMITTEE OF THE CATHOLIC COMMUNITY OF ST. FRANCIS OF ASSISI (MS)
DAUGHTERS OF CHARITY IN ST. LOUIS (MO)
COMMISSION ON PEACE AND JUSTICE OF THE ROMAN CATHOLIC DIOCESE OF ALBANY, NY
PUBLIC POLICY COMMITTEE, ROMAN CATHOLIC DIOCESE OF ROCHESTER, NY
RURAL AND MIGRANT MINISTRY (NY)
OFFICE OF HISPANIC MINISTRY, CATHOLIC DIOCESE OF CLEVELAND
CATHOLIC HISPANIC MINISTRY, DIOCESE OF KNOXVILLE (TN)
CATHOLIC DIOCESE OF RICHMOND, VIRGINIA
REFUGEE AND IMMIGRATION SERVICES, CATHOLIC DIOCESE OF RICHMOND

EPISCOPAL FARMWORKER MINISTRY (NC)
LATIN AMERICAN ACTION TEAM, GIDDINGS-LOVEJOY PRESBYTERY (MO)
EN CAMINO, MIGRANT AND IMMIGRANT OUTREACH, DIOCESE OF TOLEDO

OUR LADY OF VICTORY MISSIONARY SISTERS (CA)
SISTERS OF LORETTO (CO)
SISTERS OF THE HUMILITY OF MARY - INDIAN RIVER (FL)
SISTERS OF CHARITY (IA)
MISSION EFFECTIVENESS, SCHOOL SISTERS OF NOTRE DAME, ST. LOUIS
Sisters of the Humility of Mary - Villa Maria, Pennsylvania - (Sister Ruth Mary Powers)

FRANCISCAN FRIARS OF ST. BARBARA PROVINCE (CA)
HOLLABAUGH BROTHERS, INC. (BIGLERVILLE, PA)
OREGON FARM WORKER MINISTRY
MID-SOUTH INTERFAITH NETWORK FOR ECONOMIC JUSTICE (TN)
LUTHERAN PUBLIC POLICY OFFICE OF WASHINGTON STATE
MIGRATION AND REFUGEE SERVICES DIOCESE OF TRENTON

State (?) organizations:
IDAHO COMMISSION ON HISPANIC AFFAIRS
ILLINOIS COALITION FOR IMMIGRANT AND REFUGEE RIGHTS
ILLINOIS MIGRANT COUNCIL
EASTERN MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY'S BILINGUAL BICULTURAL EDUCATION TEACHER TRAINING PROGRAM
STATE HORTICULTURAL ASSOCIATION OF PENNSYLVANIA
FEINSTEIN CENTER FOR CITIZENSHIP & IMMIGRATION SERVICES (RI)
HISPANIC COMMITTEE OF VIRGINIA
VIRGINIA JUSTICE CENTER FOR FARM AND IMMIGRANT WORKERS
WASHINGTON STATE COMMISSION ON HISPANIC AFFAIRS
OFFICE OF INTL. STUDENT SERVICES, UNIV. OF WISCONSIN-PLATTEVILLE

Unions:
AFL - CIO
UNITED FARM WORKERS (UFW)
UNITED FOOD AND COMMERCIAL WORKERS UNION (UFCW)
SERVICES EMPLOYEES INTERNATIONAL UNION (SEIU)
FARM LABOR ORGANIZING COMMITTEE, AFL-CIO (FLOC)
LABOR COUNCIL FOR LATIN AMERICAN ADVANCEMENT (LCLAA)
CULINARY WORKERS UNION, LOCAL 226 - NEVADA
UNION OF NEEDLETRADES, INDUSTRIAL AND TEXTILE EMPLOYEES (UNITE)
UNITED FOOD AND COMMERCIAL WORKERS UNION (UFCW) LOCAL 1442 (CA)
EL PASO CENTRAL LABOR UNION
COALITION OF FLORIDA FARMWORKER ORGANIZATIONS
SOUTH CENTRAL FEDERATION OF LABOR, AFL-CIO (WI)

Other/Uncategorized:
NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF ELECTED AND APPOINTED LATINO OFFICIALS (NALEO)
AMERICAN JEWISH COMMITTEE (AJA)
TOGETHER IN AMERICA
JEWISH COMMUNITY ACTION (MN)

FARMWORKER JUSTICE FUND (FJF)
ASSOCIATION OF FARMWORKER OPPORTUNITY PROGRAMS (AFOP)
ESSENTIAL WORKER IMMIGRATION COALITION
A. DUDA & SONS
AL FRENCH, FORMER USDA DIRECTOR OF AG LABOR RELATIONS
NATIONAL IMMIGRATION FORUM
CAMPAIGN FOR LABOR RIGHTS
NATIONAL MIGRANT AND SEASONAL HEAD START ASSOCIATION
FOR OUR GRANDCHILDREN
GULF HARVESTING, INC.
LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE ON CIVIL RIGHTS (LCCR)
MOARK LLC
MAFO
NORTHEAST FARM CREDIT REGIONAL COUNCIL
PAN AMERICAN RECRUITING
NORTHWOODS AGRI WOMEN
TELAMON CORPORATION
Housing Assistance Council
AMANECER (AZ)
CENTRAL AMERICAN RESOURCE CENTER (CA)
COALITION FOR HUMANE IMMIGRANT RIGHTS OF LOS ANGELES (CHIRLA)
LOS ANGELES COALITION TO END HUNGER & HOMELESSNESS
ESTES VALLEY MULTICULTURAL CONNECTIONS (CO)
BIG CYPRESS HOUSING CORPORATION (FL)
CARIBBEAN IMMIGRANT SERVICES INC. (FL)
EVERGLADES COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION, INC.
EVERGLADES HAMMOCK, INCORPORATED
FAIR FOOD AMERICA (FL)
FARMWORKER ASSOCIATION OF FLORIDA, INC
FARMWORKERS SELF-HELP (FL)
THE FELLSMERE COMMUNITY ENRICHMENT PROGRAM (FL)
FLORIDA IMMIGRANT ADVOCACY CENTER
FLORIDA IMPACT
LITTLE MANATEE HOUSING CORPORATION (FL)
PINELLAS SUPPORT COMMITTEE (FL)
REDLANDS CHRISTIAN MIGRANT ASSOCIATION (FL)
RETAIL SYSTEMS CONSULTING (FL)
SARASOTA/MANATEE FARMWORKER SUPPORTERS
UNITE FOR DIGNITY, INC. (FL)
GEORGIA RURAL URBAN SUMMIT
IDAHO COMMUNITY ACTION NETWORK
IDAHO MIGRANT COUNCIL
CHICAGO JOBS WITH JUSTICE
DISCIPLES JUSTICE ACTION NETWORK (DISCIPLES OF CHRIST) (IL)
HEARTLAND ALLIANCE FOR HUMAN NEEDS & HUMAN RIGHTS (IL)
IMMIGRATION PROJECT (IL)
THE MIDWEST IMMIGRANT & HUMAN RIGHTS CENTER (IL)
PROJECT IRENE (IL)
THE RESURRECTION PROJECT IN CHICAGO
CENTRAL INDIANA JOBS WITH JUSTICE
IMMIGRANT RIGHTS NETWORK OF IOWA AND NEBRASKA
IOWA PROJECT
MASSACHUSETTS IMMIGRANT AND REFUGEE ADVOCACY COALITION
MISSISSIPPI IMMIGRANT RIGHTS ALLIANCE (MIRA!)
HUMAN RIGHTS ACTION SERVICE. ST.LOUIS (MO)
NEW JERSEY IMMIGRATION POLICY NETWORK, INC.
RURAL HOUSING INCORPORTED (NM)
CABRINI IMMIGRANT SERVICES (NY)
CAYUGA MARKETING, LLC (NY)
NEW YORK ASSOCIATION FOR NEW AMERICANS
WORKPLACE PROJECT (NY)
NORTH CAROLINA JUSTICE AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT CENTER
STUDENT ACTION WITH FARMWORKERS (NC)
TRIANGLE FRIENDS OF THE UNITED FARMWORKERS (NC)
VITALINK (NC)
IMMIGRANT WORKER PROJECT (OH)
FARMWORKER HOUSING DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION (OR)
NORTHWEST WORKERS' JUSTICE PROJECT (OR)
Friends of Farmworkers (PA)
PENNSYLVANIA IMMIGRATION AND CITIZENSHIP COALITION
TENNESSEE IMMIGRANT AND REFUGEE RIGHTS COALITION
EQUAL JUSTICE CENTER (TX)
HOUSTON COMMUNITY SERVICES
MIGRANT CLINICIANS NETWORK, INC (TX)
HAMPTON ROADS COALITION FOR WORKERS' JUSTICE
MARSING AGRICULTURAL LABOR SPONSOR COMMITTEE (WA)