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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 (abm.com/ABOUT-ABM/Pages/Board-of-Directors.aspx).

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.

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

... a racial separatist group) * Linda Chavez (sits or sat on boards of two large companies that employ large numbers of low-wage workers) * Carlos Gutierrez (George W Bush Commerce Secretary who promoted amnesty while in office; see his name's link for much more) * Lionel Sosa (wanted to and may have taken money from the Mexican government to promote amnesty inside the U.S.) * Henry Cisneros (see...

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). The part where she tries to tar those who support immigration enforcement as heirs to the progressive movement appears to be a cheap attempt to glom onto Glenn Beck's crusade against that same movement:

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

... things, one of the opponents is Linda Chavez. Some debate. [1] roomfordebate.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/03/11/ the-best-ways-to-teach-young-newcomers

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

... 12, 1998) Jorge Amselle (like Linda Chavez, a pro-immigration Latino Republican) warned that, "The Mexican government through its promotion of bilingual education and of dual nationality and voting is actively subverting the assimilative process of Americanization…." Amselle was referring to the official Mexican government policy of acercamiento ("getting closer" or "establishing a bond") to...

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

... 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

... 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...

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

... 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...

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

... editor, National Review Online * Linda Chavez, chairman, Center for Equal Opportunity Two others are open/loose borders "economists", Gregory Mankiw, professor of economics, Harvard University; Donald J. Boudreaux, chairman, Economics Department, George Mason University. You can see an example of the latter's thinking abilities on display in this post. The first was a signatory to the similarly...

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

... massive illegal immigration: Linda Chavez, Michael Gerson, and Robert Novak. SPECIAL "LIBERAL" HACK UPDATE: Eleanor Clift offers "Bush Is Right—On Immigration, Anyway". She and the preceding hacks aren't that much different. Let's count the lies: Just as [Pete Wilson]'s anti-immigrant [lie] policies turned California into the bluest of Blue States [misleading if not wrong], the angry, racist and...

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

... 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-...

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

... 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 Charles Taylor, but also...

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-...

"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

... 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...

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

... by: Stuart Anderson, Jeff Bell, Linda Chavez, Larry Cirignano, Cesar V. Conda, Francis Fukuyama, Richard Gilder, Hon. Newt Gingrich, Ed Goeas, Tamar Jacoby, Hon. Jack Kemp, Steve Moore, Grover Norquist, Richard W. Rahn, Hon. Malcolm Wallop Who? UPDATE: The fact that the Other Side always predicates its arguments on omitting key facts makes their conclusions trivially easy to refute. Perhaps...