laura wides munoz
Laura Wides Munoz
Associated Press reporter; aka Laura Wides-Munoz
Increased immigration of Hispanics is a vital, urgent concern to Hispanic leaders: it means more money and power for them. Those leaders - together with those who want more immigration for other reasons - try to convince political candidates (such as Mitt Romney) that if only they'd go weak on immigration Hispanics would flock to support them, en masse.
Short answer: see this recall petition.
Howard Dean: illegal immigration supporter, cheap labor pimp (May Day; against STRIVE Act?) - 05/01/07
Democratic Party Chairman Howard Dean called the immigration bill currently before Congress "insane" because it would require many of the nation's 12 million illegal immigrants to return home before applying for citizenship.
..."This is a government that can't find a six-foot-four terrorist.
..."If we don't act, then both the Democratic and Republican parties can go back to their comfort zones and do nothing," said Angelica Salas, director of the Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights of Los Angeles (CHIRLA). "They won't have the courage to resolve a major situation for millions of people."The first group has allegedly collaborated with the Mexican government. The second person is an official with the Mexican political party PRD.
..."They announced the decision first and then they called us to consult us," said Jorge Mujica, a spokesman for Chicago's March 10 Movement group. "It doesn't make sense."
UPDATE: The endlessly-updated story returns again. The Houston Chronicle uniquely names their version "U.S. flags wave at immigration rallies". Mujica is out in this version, with a new source in Jerry Gonzalez of the Georgia Association of Latino Elected Officials. He's a former MALDEF official, and one of the GALEO founders is GA state Rep. Pedro Marin, someone with a highly probable but unexplored link to the Mexican government. He marched alongside a former Mexican consul general in a march last year.
UPDATE 2: Note this from the second version:
The [NYC] event is a response to a White House immigration reform proposal in March, said Chung-Wha Hong, executive director of the New York Immigration Coalition... That plan would grant illegal immigrants three-year work visas for $3,500 but also require them to return home to apply for U.S. residency and pay a $10,000 fine. It has been roundly criticized by immigrant groups... Democratic Party Chairman Howard Dean called the bill "insane" because it would require many illegal immigrants to return home before applying for citizenship.The Bush plan isn't a "bill" and, according to Laura Wides-Munoz, he was refering to the STRIVE Act, not the Bush scheme.
...During a daylong conference in Clearwater [hosted by Florida TaxWatch, "FTW"], more than 50 [Florida] business leaders agreed on the need for a louder and more unified Florida business voice to pressure politicians in Washington.
Who supports the May 1 illegal immigration boycott and/or the marches on that day? Let's keep track of them in this post.
The Democrats in the California state senate support both the march and the boycott.
The AP has an article about the attempts to catch "the nearly half-million immigrants who have ducked deportation orders or are targets for removal because they were convicted of a crime."
The article is by Elliot Spagat and Laura Wides: "Drive to deport illegal fugitives 'a losing battle'":
Even as the government pours millions into enforcement, each year the number of new fugitives far exceeds the number of immigrants removed...
Federal agents will have detained nearly
Part 1 of this series discussed the "possible hate crime" the AP reported on back in February. It concerned an illegal alien mother and daughter who were murdered in Fremont, CA. On the slimmest evidence, the AP's Justin Pritchard declared it a possible hate crime and tried to lay the blame for their murders on the fact that, as illegal aliens, they did not have driver's licenses. Gil Cedillo since used their murders for political purposes.