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Barack Obama promises "security and prosperity in North America" (work with Mexico, immigration "reform") - 02/20/08
Yet another laundry list of promises is available in the article "I will repair our relationship with Mexico" (link), supposedly written by Barack Obama himself. It contains two phrases with "prosperity" and "security" together in relation to North America and even the use of "partnership" at the end.
Barack Obama co-chair Maria Elena Durazo met with Mexican president Felipe Calderon (also MALDEF's John Trasvina) - 02/19/08
From a MALDEF press release, reposted here: ...Along with Los Angeles Federation of Labor leader Maria Elena Durazo [also a national co-chair of Barack Obama's campaign] and Los Angeles Neighborhood Legal Services Executive Director Yvonne Maria Jimenez, [Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund] President and General Couns
David Altheide - Regents' Professor in the School of Justice and Social Inquiry at Arizona State University (public.asu.edu/~atdla) - offers a guest editorial in the Arizona Republic called "Politics of fear driving debate on immigration".
The extremist-funding and awarding National Council of La Raza recently started a "We Can Stop The Hate" campaign with several other groups, including a few with indirect links to the Mexican government.
Mexican president Felipe Calderon visited five U.S. cities this week, and had 34 events scheduled with a wide range of movers and shakers (his wife had a few events also). Some of the dignitaries he met with are listed here; picture right is of him with New York governor Eliot Spitzer from presidencia.gob.mx/prensa/?contenido=33715 Your must-read link is this roundup of his visit, with a few quotes from him congratulating Spitzer and others for their help. And, your takeaway is from this: At every stop, he has scheduled meetings with top local and state officials, some of whom have direct...
Felipe Calderon Feb. 2008 U.S. visit: Eliot Spitzer, Blagojevich, Schwarzenegger, Villaraigosa, Fabian Nunez - 02/09/08
Mexico's president Felipe Calderon will be visiting parts of their former territory next week, stopping in New York, Boston, Chicago, Sacramento, and Los Angeles but apparently avoiding Washington DC. In addition to U.S. officials, and some who are supposedly U.S. officials, he'll probably also be meeting with community leaders, such as those from non-profits, "hometown associations", the leaders of his PAN party who operate inside the U.S., and the like. Unfortunately, it's difficult to find a listing, but if anyone could leave information in comments that would be quite helpful. In...
Tula Connell, AFL-CIO managing editor, offers "Border Crossings Start in the Boardroom" (link). It's the standard leftwing pass-the-buck complaint about NAFTA and other trade deals leading to worsened working conditions, which leads to illegal immigration. They might have a point, however, their solution to the problem involves apologizing for illegal immigration, making things worse for most people in both the U.S. and the sending countries.
John McCain has picked up key endorsements from three current and one former border state governors. First up:
Mexican official hits U.S. citizen while passing out Matricula Consular cards at public school? - 02/07/08
I don't know how much credence to give the possible assault charge discussed here, but a mobile Mexican consulate from their Santa Ana office held an event at a public school in San Juan Capistrano, California to pass out, among other forms of ID, Matricula Consular cards. Having to use one of those cards as ID is a very strong indicator of being an illegal alien. An unidentified person who was apparently a Mexican government official told the Minuteman group they couldn't be there and couldn't take pictures.
The nutroots/netroots and some of those with links to the Mexican government were backing Mark Pera in a primary House race against fellow Democrat and incumbent Rep. Dan Lipinski. The latter appears to have soundly come out ahead, 53% to 26% with over 3/4 of precincts counted.
Jason DeParle of the New York Times gives a "big warm hug" to the Migration Policy Institute and their online journal Migration Information Source (migrationinformation.org) in "A Tiny Staff, Tracking People Across the Globe". It's essentially an ad not just for that group but also an ad in support of migration and globalism in general. It also falls into the "little 'nonpartisan' organization that could" category, in the same sense that the ACLU is "nonpartisan". The MPI would have to pay tens of thousands of dollars for an ad of the same length, yet they apparently got this for free. The...
Barack Obama proud of marching for illegal immigration at Mexican government-linked events (Ted Kennedy) - 02/03/08
On May 1, 2006 Barack Obama marched and spoke at the big Chicago illegal immigration march, an event whose main organizers include several people with links to the Mexican government and Mexican political parties.
If you don't want John McCain to be the GOP nominee, ask him this question, and then upload his response to Youtube, CHBN.com, LiveLeak.com, and other sites. The script is after the video: Senator McCain: Your Hispanic outrea
Matt Corley/Think Progress misleads about Juan Hernandez (McCain's Mexico-linked staff member) - 01/31/08
Matt Corley, Research Associate for Think Progress (run by the Clinton-linked Center for American Progress) offers "Glenn Beck's Rants Against 'Juan McCain' Would Not Be Welcome At RedState.com" . The first thing to note is that we might be getting an inkling of how the left/Democrats deal with the issue of Juan Hernandez, the John McCain staff member who's a former cabinet-level official with the Mexican government.
We Can Stop The Hate: Mexico-linked groups try silencing opponents of illegal immigration - 01/31/08
The extremist-funding National Council of La Raza has started a new effort called We Can Stop The Hate (wecanstopthehate.org) which is attempting to silence those who support our immigration laws by highlighting what they call examples of "hate". Three of their cohorts in the effort have at least indirect links to the Mexican government. Note that that government has explicitly stated that they're going to be using U.S.
Mark Pera is trying to unseat incumbent and fellow Democrat Rep. Dan Lipinski (link) (D-IL) in Illinois' 3rd district. I strongly urge voting for anyone other than Pera, due to his links to a few interesting groups. While Lipinski might have his problems (link), I doubt whether they rise to Pera's issues. Those include receiving help from a Mexico-linked group, receiving money from immigration lawyers, and receiving the endorsement of a racist linked to the Mexican government. I'm going to send an email to Pera asking him whether he's going to reject the support of these groups, but I suspect...
Via this, someone went to a John McCain appearance in Florida and asked him about his Hispanic outreach director Juan Hernandez, a dual citizen who's also a former official with the Mexican government.
Flor Crisostomo: the new Elvira Arellano (sanctuary at Adalberto United Methodist Church) - 01/27/08
Via this we learn that Reverend Walter "Slim" Coleman's Adalberto United Methodist Church continues the struggle for in effect open borders with the announcement that they'll be giving "sanctuary" to another illegal alien, Flor Crisostomo. That church grabbed headlines recently for hosting Elvira Arellano, before she was arrested and deported to Mexico, where she remains. Crisostomo's statement says in part: "I am taking a stand of civil disobedience... I believe with all my heart that the United States and Mexico must end the system of undocumented labor." Obviously, "civil disobedience"...
Is Barack Obama a Muslim who practices Islam and who attended a madrassa (madrasa) in Indonesia? Despite whatever emails you might have received, it appears that the answer to that is no. According to him, he's a "committed Christian" (link). His church is the Trinity United Church of Christ, whose pastor has made some rather questionable statements.
Ask John McCain about his Hispanic outreach director, Juan Hernandez (former Mexican government official) - 01/25/08
John McCain's Hispanic outreach director  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 : "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  a pro-...
In yesterday's State of the City speech, New York City mayor Mike Bloomberg stood on stage with five immigrant families from Flushing, and said: I wanted to invite these families today, and a number of others in the front rows, because the diversity they represent is what makes our town special. This is New York City... Their presence is a two-way street.
Louis E. V. Nevaer offers "Digital Immigration Card Shows Mexico's Progressive Views on Immigration" . As one might expect, it extols the Mexican government, but the larger issue is that in March 2008 that government will be handing out digital identification cards containing biometric information to migrant workers from other countries who are working in Mexico.
Peter Schey of the Center for Human Rights and Constitutional Law is an immigration lawyer with at least a few links to the Mexican government.
Andres Oppenheimer of the Miami Herald - previously featured here for warning about a "Latino Intifada" unless we give millions of illegal aliens an amnesty - now offers "Five myths of anti-immigration talk", such as: Myth No. 1: ''We are only against illegal immigration. Undocumented immigrants should get in line for visas.'' That's deceptive because you can't demand that people get into line when, for the most part, there is no line to get into... While the U.S. labor market is demanding 1.5 million mostly low-skilled immigrants a year -- and will demand many more in coming years, as the U....
If Anna Gorman of the Los Angeles Times were a real reporter she would look into all the circumstances of the Mexican government operating adult schools inside U.S. public schools. And, she'd look into what's being taught and whether it's being used as a way of encouraging Mexican partisanship. Of course, she's just a propagandist and not a real reporter, so this is what we get ("Mexican education comes to U.S./Adult immigrants can complete their basic education in Spanish at one of 13 centers across L.A.
A tactic used by those who seek to deny that powerful forces are pushing for a North American Union is first to deny that such a plan exists, and then to say something like, "but, if it did, would it be such a bad thing?" One of those trying to retail the idea of a NAU is Will Wilkinson of the Cato Institute, who, speaking on the radio show Marketplace, says: There are some who believe a grave threat
As Felipe Calderon and other Mexican government officials have done recently, Foreign Minister Patricia Espinosa Cantellano spoke out today in defense of "migrants" (i.e., illegal aliens that Mexico has more or less sent us) and threatened to ramp up the pressure for an amnesty. Bearing strongly in mind that she said this first in Spanish, and then it was filtered by the Washington Post and their reporter Manuel Roig-Franzia, this is still an interesting thing to read:
Arizona: name of illegal alien hiring-business not disclosed in court; Mexico will "intervene" - 01/05/08
Arizona has a new employers sanction law that took effect on January 1. It's being challenged in court by lawyers such as Julie Pace and David Selden. The latest twist in that case: A federal court will keep secret the identity of an Arizona business owner who admits in a sworn statement to hiring illegal immigrants. The business owner, who remains anonymous, has filed an affidavit in federal court saying he was employing people not in this country legally last year when the lawsuit was filed, and he intends to continue to do so even with the new state law that took effect Jan. 1. That...
Barack Obama and Mike Huckabee have won the Iowa Caucuses. Neither are qualified for any elected office, and for the same reason: their strong support for illegal immigration.
Jonathan Weisman of the Washington Post offers "For Republicans, Contest's Hallmark Is Immigration": ...And just days after he delivered a passionate defense of the humanity of undocumented children in a Republican debate, former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee presented one of the most punitive immigration platforms seen in this campaign season, rejecting legislation to provide the children of illegal immigrants a path to citizenship if they finish high school, at
According to a report in a Mexican newspaper, in 2008 Mexico's leftwing PRD Party will be establishing "migrant houses" inside the U.S. (translation here). They made the announcement in front of the U.S. Consulate in Mexico City, and the secretary general of that party (Carlos Reyes Gamiz) was accompanied by Elvira Arellano. As with Felipe Calderon, Gamiz said he was going to use U.S. non-profits to push their agenda inside the U.S.: "The PRD has had a past presence in the U.S. territory, where a relationship has been maintained with agencies that defend human rights, and the goal is to share...
A private citizen in Arkansas (Jim Parsons) is suing the former governor of that state, Mike Huckabee, over his role in helping the Mexican government establish their latest consulate there (link). The main claim is that Huckabee used public funds to offer discounted office space to the consulate, and that per AR's laws he was forbidden from doing so.
ArnieCare: budget busting universal healthcare in California (illegal aliens, Fabian Nunez, Don Perata) - 12/18/07
Unlike, say, Grover Norquist, I'm not a reflexive opponent of some form of universal healthcare, at least on the face of it. But, as with other things there's frequently a hidden agenda, such as people pushing UHC who have wider goals.
Luis Miguel Ortiz Haro - Mexican consul for Orange County, CA - is being reassigned, apparently as part of the Mexican government's normal process of shifting their agents around. Jennifer Delson of the Los Angeles Times says bye-bye in her own special, pro-Mexico way (link).
Felipe Calderon explicitly wants Mexican consuls to meddle in U.S. immigration debate (non-profits) - 12/07/07
The only thing shocking about this is that he'd openly admit it: [Today, Mexican president Felipe Calderon] asked his diplomatic representatives in the U.S. to participate in the public debate on immigration by appearing at public events, talking more to the media and working with nonprofit groups to promote Mexican immigrants' role in supporting the U.S. economy. "The key is to neutralize this strategy of confrontation and discrimination that forms part of U.S. society's mistaken perception, and be able to newly focus arguments on the complimentary aspects of our economies," he said [to...
On November 16 and 17 a group of activists from Mexico and the U.S. met in Mexico City for the "First Parliament of Mexican Migrant Leaders Living In The U.S.A.". This doesn't appear to have been an official Mexican government event, but many of those attending were apparently Mexican political leaders, and some of the Americans attending serve on the Institute for Mexicans Abroad (IME, www.ime.gob.mx), an advisory council to Mexico's president.
Mark Kleiman - someone who is shockingly a UCLA professor - writes : The Bush Administration plans to steal hundreds of thousands of votes, most of them Democratic votes, in the 2008 elections by the simple expedient of sitting on new citizenship applications until after the elections. He links to his site, which mostly just links to the WaPo article "Immigrant Paperwork Backs Up At DHS" (li
Here's the next grand plan of the Mexican government that will a) backfire, and b) reveal some in the U.S. to be little more than de facto agents of that government (link): Mexican President Felipe Calderon has forcefully inserted himself into the U.S.
American Jewish Committee collaborates with Mexican government to support illegal immigration - 11/16/07
Dianne Solis of the Dallas Morning News - someone not unfamiliar with downplaying meddling inside the U.S. by the Mexican governmnt - offers this: Leaders of a national Jewish group say the hate being directed at Mexican immigrants resonates with their own experience.