The annual National Council of La Raza convention - to be held July 12 to 15 in San Diego - will be a star-studded affair. We already knew that John McCain was going to speak to them, now comes the not-so-surprising word that Barack Obama will also make an appearance (link).
Showing intense, heroic bravery, Libertarian Party candidate Bob Barr has denounced two white nationalists who endorsed him, including one who is just a commenter on a message board (reason.com/blog/show/126790.html). Barr's campaign manager says:
The Barr campaign is not going to be a vehicle for every fringe and hate group to promote itself. We do not want and will not accept the support of...
... (D-CA); Janet Murguia of the National Council of La Raza; and Frank Sharry of America's Voice.
The first issue with their report is that it switches between discussing illegal immigration and all forms or the legal variety of immigration, a common trick.
The second is that their discussion of the NAFTA Superhighway - something they label simply an "urban myth" - includes them admitting that...
"Feliz Cinco de Mayo" from John McCain, as he launches a Spanish-language section of his website: johnmccain.com/espanol
There's a "hablando claro" ("straight talk") link at the top which should give background on his policies, and I was expecting it to say something in Spanish that he wouldn't say on his main site. Unfortunately it leads to the English side of things, so we'll have to wait and...
Let's say you're a student at the University of New Mexico and an Air Force veteran and you spot a lone Mexican flag flying on a UNM flag pole. You complain to administrators about it for a few days but they give you the run around.
What do you do?
The National Council of La Raza recently decided not to hold their convention in Kansas City, Missouri because the mayor of that city refused to remove someone who was a member of the Minuteman Civil Defense Corps from their parks board. As could be expected, the Kansas City Star was on the wrong side, and Janet Murguia of the NCLR tried to mislead over this issue.
... extremist-funding and -awarding National Council of La Raza (link). I left a comment, reprinted in the extended entry below. Why did they choose her as their keystone video, rather one from someone who supports our immigration laws? I have absolutely no idea. No, none at all.
If someone would like to raise the issue about the allocation of their publicly-derived funds (npr.org/getmyvote/about....
... 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. Their first action was to encourage cable TV networks to have pro-borders spokespersons either removed from their broadcasts or to have their supposed affiliations disclaimed.
... headed by Cecilia Munoz of the National Council of La Raza. They've suggesting going easy on illegal aliens suspected of identity theft, they gave an award to a virulent racist, they fund extremists, and more. At least two members of the CCIR have indirect links to the Mexican government (ICIRR and MALDEF) and one has allegedly collaborated with that government (CHIRLA). And, one of their member...
... 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.
The National Council of La Raza ("The Race") is currently leading a campaign to drive "hate speech" (i.e., opposition to illegal immigration) from the airwaves.
Meanwhile, back in 1994, they gave their "Chicano Hero Award" to University of Texas at Arlington professor Jose Angel Gutierrez , who had made this comment in 1969, well before having received the award:
"We have got to eliminate the...
... America... Works closely with the National Council of La Raza and the American Civil Liberties Union".
Just a little nonpartisan group, chugging along and trying to make the world a better place.
I get over half their visitors, and I'm hobbled by not getting any money from the Ford Foundation. Where's my ad, NYT?
... Stop The Hate" effort from the National Council of La Raza contains the following:
[Janet Murguia, president of the National Council of La Raza] argued that hate speech should not be tolerated, even if such censorship were a violation of First Amendment rights:
Everyone knows t
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'...
... of the extremist-funding group National Council of La Raza, will be the keynote speaker at Monday's Martin Luther King Unity Breakfast in Birmingham, Alabama.
Part of the story involves some spin from the Associated Press.
The Bureau of Immigration and Customs Enforcement ("ICE") has created a new, not-yet-public document called "Guidelines for Identifying Humanitarian Concerns among Administrative Arrestees When Conducting Worksite Enforcement Operations" (link).
A little known group called the "Progressive States Network" is launching "The State Immigration Project" (progressivestates.org/content/714) and offers "Fighting the Anti-Immigrant Movement in the States" - authored by their policy director Nathan Newman - as their first artifact. They intend to support "state legislators and advocates working to promote a smart, humane immigration policy in the...
The National Council of La Raza ("The Race") is an extremist-funding group that in turn is funded by large corporations  that profit from illegal activity. Senator Chris Dodd even wants to give them millions of dollars.
They recently pulled their 2009 convention out of Kansas City, MO because a member of the Minuteman Civil Defense Corps was appointed to that city's Parks Board. Local Hispanic...
The extremist-funding National Council of La Raza ("The Race") has worked with the Urban Institute (info) to release a report entitled "Paying the Price: The Impact of Immigration Raids on America's Children" . Reading it is to be transported into another universe.
It makes the claim that immigration raids result in harm to the children of the detained persons, but that's not all: they...
The National Council of La Raza threatened to move their 2009 convention out of Kansas City, Missouri unless a member of that city's parks board - also a member of the Minuteman Civil Defense Corps - either quit from the board or the group.
The National Council of La Raza will keep its convention in Kansas City if a park board appointee quits her membership in an anti-illegal-immigration group.
And Hispanic leaders expressed optimism Thursday that Mayor Mark Funkhouser was willing to consider asking appointee Frances Semler to drop her membership in the Minuteman Civil Defense Corps...
While he's supported her in the...
... are Raul Yzaguirre, president, National Council of La Raza; Salvador Gomez, chairman, Denver Hispanic Chamber of Commerce; and Robert de Posada, president, Latino Coalition.
According to that page the moderator was former Congressman Esteban Torres and the panelists were:
Juan Salgado, President of the Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights and Executive Director of the Instituto...
A puzzling W-2 form prompted last week's raids on eleven McDonald's stores in Reno and Fernley.
A Fernley [Nevada] woman, whose name was not immediately available, became suspicious when she received a W-2 form early this year that reported more income than she had earned.
The woman soon discovered someone at the Fernley McDonald's where she used to work had been using her...
... give millions of dollars to the National Council of La Raza's "Raza Development Fund" and other groups. This is similar to a House bill from Rep. Ruben Hinojosa.
Under Dodd's scheme, they'd get $5 million in 2008 and $10 million in the next two years:
The Secretary of Housing and Urban Development may make a grant to the Raza Development Fund for the purpose of providing technical and financial...
The National Council of La Raza ("The Race") - a group that opposes immigration enforcement and that funds extremists - recently threatened not to hold their yearly convention in Kansas City because the mayor appointed a member of the Minuteman Civil Defense Corps [the group run by Chris Simcox; minutemanhq.com] to the board of the parks department.
Peter Prengaman and Travis Loller of the Associated Press offer "Anti-Immigration Forces Warn of Plot" (original AP title). It discusses those that favor some form of "reconquista" and those who oppose them and tries to downplay the influence that those favoring "reconquista" have. On the other hand, it's good to see the AP at least acknowledging that such sentiments exist and publicizing them.
... senior vice president for the National Council of La Raza, a national Hispanic civil-rights organization, also pointed out that employers are not expected to be able to spot whether these documents are valid, and for day labor, employers "tend not to check."
Though it is illegal to hire an undocumented worker, the law is seldom enforced...
Unfortunately, we don't know whether Munoz knew this...
... Latin American Citizens and the National Council of La Raza, watch out.
The nation's largest Hispanic advocacy group says it must come up with a strategy to combat "a wave of hate" its leaders say came from talk radio's efforts to sink the Senate's immigration bill.
... South Florida to address the National Council of La Raza, the nation's largest Hispanic civil rights group.
Sunday morning, New York Senator Hillary Clinton told the gathering at the Miami Beach Convention Center, she would prefer to pass a comprehensive immigration bill that would provide a path to legalization for immigrants in the United States.
... to the Mexican government)
* National Council Of La Raza President And CEO Janet Murguia (funds extremists)
* The U.S. Chamber Of Commerce
* National Restaurant Association
* Business Roundtable
* National Association Of Manufacturers
* National Federation Of Independent Business
* Essential Worker Immigration Coalition
* American Farm Bureau Federation President Bob Stallman
... wants the feds to underwrite the National Council of La Raza ("The Race") to the tune of $5 million per year for 2008. In 2009, that would double, with the National Council of The Race receiving $10 million from the federal government thereafter.
... Another that funds extremists (National Council of La Raza)
* Another that's partly funded by the Irish government (Irish Lobby for Immigration Reform)
From that I assume that Klein either supports those groups and their goals, or he's just a useful idiot who isn't capable of doing research.
Think Progress, Ezra Klein, AP downplay organizers of illegal immigration marches
The Bush administration's charm offensive continues with Michael Gerson - a Council on Foreign Relations senior fellow and Bush's former head speechwriter ("Axis of Evil") - offering up "Letting Fear Rule/Nativism Is a Recipe for Long-Term GOP Losses".
... Roman Catholic Church and the National Council of La Raza, a Hispanic advocacy group, to achieve the goal... ...the leader of a Latino civil rights group tapped Jacoby on the shoulder. Brent A. Wilkes, national executive director of the League of United Latin American Citizens...
* Safely outside the compound, Michael Barone phones in to say that he supports the bill, despite not having read it...