linda chavez

Linda Chavez

Columnist, Fox News analyst, and chairman of the Center for Equal Opportunity. Strong supporter of massive immigration. Serves as a director of the boards of two large companies that employ large numbers of low-wage workers: the janitorial company ABM and the chicken processor Pilgrims Pride (

She was appointed Director of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights by Ronald Reagan and was later an immigration advisor to George W Bush in 2000. He selected her to head the Department of Labor in 2001, but she withdrew because, in her words, "a decade earlier I had taken into my home and given modest financial assistance to a battered and abused woman from Guatemala, who at the time was illegally living in the United States" (link).

If you trust her position on immigration, please see the links below.

Last modified Sep 7, 2014
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NCLR letter for DREAM Act misleads (Richardson, Villaraigosa, Linda Chavez, Lionel Sosa) - 12/16/10

The National Council of La Raza has sent an open letter [1] to senators Harry Reid and Mitch McConnell urging them to pass the anti-American DREAM Act. That bill would let the illegal aliens covered by it take college resources from Americans: it would deprive some Americans of college educations. And, the NCLR's letter is misleading and signed by a small grab bag of very questionable people. It starts: As Latino leaders in government, business, entertainment, and sports, we urge members of Congress to support the "Development, Relief, and Education of Alien Minors (DREAM) Act." This modest...

Linda Chavez misleads: doesn't support true "market-based" immigration; "progressive-baits" enforcement supporters - 02/26/10

Linda Chavez - among other things a director of low-wage employers Pilgrims Pride and ABM - offers the misleading "Progressives and Immigration Reform" (link).

"Room for Debate": New York Times tries new immigration "reform" push - 03/12/09

Brace yourselves ( Starting this weekend, The Times will publish a series of articles on the impact that the latest wave of immigrants is having on American institutions. Education is the first theme, and in a previous Room for Debate discussion, experts shared their insights into what works best in teaching children who do not speak English. Here are excerpts of comments from readers, who shared their personal experiences and observations on the subject. They invite you to "join the conversation" by leaving comments at their various blog entries. While...

Ask John McCain about his Hispanic outreach director, Juan Hernandez (former Mexican government official) - 01/25/08

John McCain's Hispanic outreach director [1] is Juan Hernandez, a U.S.-Mexico dual citizen and former Mexican government official who said the following in 2001 about Mexican immigrants to the U.S.: "I want the third generation, the seventh generation, I want them all to think 'Mexico first.'" He also said [2]: "We must not only have a free flow of goods and services, but also start working for a free flow of people." Now, he's working for John McCain. However, what McCain knows is that no one in the MSM is ever going to question his hiring accepting the volunteer efforts of [3] a pro-...

Linda Chavez meddles in Prince William County Virginia immigration debate - 12/23/07

From this 12/14 article: The chairman of a federal civil rights panel clashed yesterday with Prince William Board of County Supervisors Chairman Corey A. Stewart over the recent crackdown on illegal immigrants approved by the board. Linda Chavez, a conservative commentator who heads a U.S.

E.J. Dionne, Chris Cillizza/WaPo realize: voters oppose illegal immigration (Niki Tsongas) - 10/19/07

Pundits have spilt a lot of ink trying to convince themselves that opposing illegal immigration is a losing political issue. Those include: Fred Barnes, Linda Chavez, Tamar Jacoby, the Wall Street Journal editorial page, Arlen Specter, and Michael Barone. Now, we turn to the Washington Post's E.J. Dionne ("Test Run For 2008", link). Note, of course, that the Washington Post explicitly supports illegal immigration: In Massachusetts's 5th Congressional District -- a collection of mill towns and affluent and blue-collar suburbs north of Boston -- the surprise issue was illegal immigration. [...

Linda Chavez needs your help to fight WaPo expose of her PAC's finances! - 08/13/07

Matthew Mosk of the Washington Post looks into the finances of Linda Chavez' empire in "In Fundraising's Murky Corners" (link). As a reliable supporter of massive immigration, it's a bit odd that they'd turn on her, but perhaps the fact that she's a conservative swayed them towards publishing it.

Jennifer Steinhauer/NYT frets massive illegal alien amnesty may have hurt GOP with Latinos - 07/01/07

Concern troll/"reporter" Jennifer Steinhauer of the New York Times offers "After Bill's Fall, G.O.P. May Pay in Latino Votes". It's highly similar to and just as wrong as other such articles and pronouncements from Dick Morris and others.

Open letter: no race preferences for naturalized former illegal aliens - 06/10/07

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 Andr

Letter: last 100 conservatives who support Senate amnesty bill must band together! - 06/05/07

A group of about 30 conservatives have sent an open letter to the rest demanding that they band together and support the Bush/Kennedy/Kyl massive illegal alien amnesty bill. The letter itself is full of half-truths, such as their claim that "it will make sure that the law is enforced first, before any other provisions of the legislation take effect".

Linda Chavez: opposition to amnesy is just about racism, xenophobia - 05/25/07

Linda Chavez - recently mentioned here playing the race card in the case of the Fort Dix Six - just got back from the 99 Cents store with a bag full of cards and threw all of them - together with whatever small amount of credibility she had remaining - on the table: Some people just don't like Mexicans -- or anyone else from south of the border.

Senate immigration amnesty bill: the supporters - 05/21/07

Outside a number of Senators, there aren't too many who support the Senate's immigration amnesty/"guest" worker plan. This post will keep track of them, and I urge everyone to hold those below accountable whether the bill passes or not. I also urge everyone to keep calling Congress, but, even more importantly, follow the steps previously outlined to help stop amnesty. The supporters: * Of course: president Bush, Sens. John McCain and Ted Kennedy * From "Few senators support the illegals bill" (link): Sen. Arlen Specter, one of the Republicans who helped craft the deal, said it's the best they...

Sanctuary policies: Fort Dix Six arrested multiple times - 05/11/07

Not only were three of the "Fort Dix Six" illegal aliens, but they had multiple arrests and sanctuary policies - or lack of DHS funding combined with unwillingness to deport people - may have played a role in allowing them to remain here.

"Open-Borders Advocates Distort Election Results" - 11/20/06

As previously discussed, massive immigration supporting hacks like Fred Barnes, Linda Chavez, Tamar Jacoby, the Wall Street Journal editorial page, Arlen Specter, and Michael Barone among others have tried to claim that some GOP losses were due to opposition to an illegal alien amnesty. How this is wrong was discussed in NRO on Graf/Hayworth election results myth among other entries. And, Mark Krikorian of CIS offers this: ...The open-borders crowd scavenged for results they hoped would confirm their pre-packaged conclusions. A favorite was the defeat of two Republican immigration hawks...

NRO on Graf/Hayworth election results myth - 11/17/06

National Review offers "The Legend of Arizona", a response to the mythmakers who've tried to claim that the recent losses of Randy Graf, J.D. Hayworth, and others were because of their pro-enforcement positions. They list our favorites such as: Fred Barnes, Linda Chavez (first link), Tamar Jacoby, and the Wall Street Journal editorial page. Plus, they inform us that the myth has also been spread by Arlen Specter (link) and Michael Barone (link). Then: ...Time for a reality check. This year’s anti-Republican wave was indiscriminate, washing away such immigration hawks as John Hostettler and...

Meme: Graf, Hayworth losses = support for "comprehensive immigration reform" - 11/09/06

As regular readers know, illegal immigration supporters will go to any depth to promote amnesty and similar schemes. One meme you can expect to hear over the coming months is that the recent losses by Randy Graf and J.D. Hayworth in Arizona mean that voters want "comprehensive immigration reform". The quickest example of how that's wrong is presented by the fact that no less than four anti-illegal immigration propositions in Arizona passed by wide margins. And, in Graf's case he got shafted by the national GOP (whose contributors would have lost money if he'd won).

"Comprehensivly Wrong" (reply to WSJ open borders letter) - 07/29/06

In June, 41 prominent conservatives released an open letter calling for "enforcement first". A couple weeks ago, 33 "conservatives" published a reply in the WSJ. Now, here's the response: ...Unfortunately, the letter's principal argument rests on the false premise that the Senate bill strengthens enforcement.

"Linda Chavez Cleans Up With Cheap Labor" - 01/08/06

From 2002 comes this column about Linda Chavez. The column points out that she's a director of ABM Industries, Inc. (According to her bio, she still is). ABM is a very large janitorial firm. Apparently they are or were very stringent about checking the legal status of their workers, and good for them. However, the column wonders whether that helps explain in part why she is more or less a cheap labor pimpette.

Linda Chavez' "ethno-centric rant" - 10/08/05

Remember the Linda Chavez column where she supported illegal aliens taking Katrina rebuilding jobs? A letter to the editor of the Daily Republic in Northern California responds to her article: [Chavez] speculated that the reason we don't see sob stories about the 200,000 Hispanics from New Orleans is that they had their act together so much better than other minorities.

Linda Chavez supports illegal immigrants take Katrina rebuilding jobs - 09/21/05

Linda Chavez offers "Hispanics and Hurricane Katrina". She was watching TV and looking for others of her race: ...Most are immigrants -- often illegal -- from Honduras and Mexico. Then, just when I thought they were nowhere to be found, I spotted a few Hispanic men in the television footage this week of crews cleaning up the debris...

It's not their fault - 12/17/04

Helmet-haired demi-MILF Linda Chavez provides this bit of surreality: ...Whether we care to admit it or not, most of us benefit from the services of illegal aliens, even if indirectly, and the law that ensnarled Kerik has turned many good people into scofflaws... ...I have special reason to be concerned.

A "Conservative" Statement of Principles on Immigration - 02/09/04

A statement/open letter/mess of lies entitled "A Conservative Statement of Principles on Immigration" appeared in Friday's Wall Street Journal (more about the WSJ here and here). The WSJ is subscription-only, but a copy is available here: [America is a nation of immigrants, heart-warming platitudes, etc. etc...] Conservatives believe in legal immigration.[related folderol deleted] Conservatives oppose illegal immigration. We believe there is a right way and a wrong way to immigrate to the United States. However, as conservatives we believe that our laws must reflect reality and common sense...