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John McCain wants townhall meeting with Barack Obama "in front of La Raza" (NCLR convention) - 06/16/08

... Obama will be speaking at the National Council of La Raza convention in July, and McCain has proposed to BHO that they square off at a townhall meeting at the extremist-funding and -awarding racial power group's event (link). Says McCain: "There is a meeting in California of La Raza... Both of us have accepted invitations.

Barack Obama, John McCain to speak at National Council of La Raza convention (+Villaraigosa) - 06/10/08

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).

Brave: Bob Barr denounces two on extreme fringe - 06/02/08

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...

Media Matters for America on immigration "myths" ("Fear and Loathing in Prime Time") - 05/21/08

... (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...

Washington Times sinks to supporting John McCain, amnesty - 05/08/08

The Washington Times - last seen imposing new, euphemism-friendly guidelines - offers the editorial "McCain's quest for the Hispanic vote".

John McCain launches Spanish-language website, will speak at National Council of La Raza convention - 05/05/08

"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...

Ripping up flags is no way to fight illegal immigration (UNM case) - 04/06/08

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? 1.

Sorry, National Council of La Raza: NAACP will hold 2010 convention in Kansas City - 03/24/08

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.

NPR: Get My Vote (National Public Radio, Cecilia Munoz, NCLR) - 03/13/08

... 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....

CNN/Lou Dobbs knuckled under to "We Can Stop the Hate" pressure? (American Jewish Committee) - 03/04/08

... 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.

Possible Democratic Party immigration "reform" charade: "offer legalization" to become "require" - 02/29/08

... 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...

American Jewish Committee wants to end "Anti-Immigrant Hate" on cable TV - 02/16/08

... 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.

National Council of La Raza gave award to racist professor ("eliminate the gringo", Jose Angel Gutierrez) - 02/06/08

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 [1], who had made this comment in 1969, well before having received the award: "We have got to eliminate the...

Jason DeParle/NYT gives full page ad to Migration Policy Institute - 02/04/08

... 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?

Janet Murguia/National Council of La Raza: throw the First Amendment away to protect illegal immigration? - 02/01/08

... 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

Ariel Alexovich/New York Times lies about Tom Tancredo, misleads about NCLR - 02/01/08

... Stop The Hate" effort from the National Council of La Raza in A Call to End Hate Speech (link).

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'...

Janet Murguia/NCLR: keynote speaker at Martin Luther King Unity Breakfast (+AP spin) - 01/20/08

... 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.

Ted Kennedy, William Delahunt try blocking immigration enforcement ("Lactation Memo") - 11/19/07

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).

Progressive States Network fighting the "Anti-Immigrant Movement" (Nathan Newman) - 11/12/07

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...

Janet Murguia/NCLR misleads to support illegal immigration (Kansas City, Minuteman issue) - 11/04/07

The National Council of La Raza ("The Race") is an extremist-funding group that in turn is funded by large corporations [1] 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...

National Council of La Raza hides behind children to oppose immigration enforcement (raids, trauma, identity theft) - 11/01/07

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" [1]. 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...

KC mayor Mark Funkhouser doesn't give in to La Raza demands; NCLR moves convention - 10/21/07

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.

Tell KC mayor Mark Funkhouser: don't give in to National Council of La Raza - 10/12/07

From this: 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...

First Data Immigration Reform panel - 10/03/07

... 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...

Want identity theft with that? (Reno McDonald's immigration raid) - 10/03/07

From this: 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...

Chris Dodd: millions for "Raza Development Fund" (NCLR) - 09/09/07

... 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...

Kansas City Star to mayor: capitulate to racial power groups, money's at stake! - 09/08/07

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, Travis Loller spin "reconquista" - 09/07/07

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.

National Council of La Raza won't denounce Elvira Arellano (Ruben Navarrette) - 08/26/07

Even Ruben Navarrette - someone brazen enough to write a column defending his friend and Mexico's propagandist Rob Allyn - doesn't support the case of Elvira Arellano.

Judi Hasson/MSNBC: how to hire (most likely illegal) day labor - 08/10/07

... 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...

LULAC, National Council of La Raza, "liberals", and the Fairness Doctrine - 07/24/07

... Latin American Citizens and the National Council of La Raza, watch out. Consider: 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.

Obama proud of "walking the walk" on supporting illegal immigration - 07/23/07

... convention of the extremist-funding National Council of La Raza yesterday, he said: "Find out how many senators appeared before an immigration rally last year.

Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama speak to extremist-funding National Council of La Raza - 07/22/07

... 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. But, s

Ruth Morris, Elizabeth Baier/Sun-Sentinel also concerned re amnesty hurting GOP with Latinos - 07/01/07

What a coincidence it is as Ruth Morris and Elizabeth Baier of the South Florida Sun-Sentinel offer "Hispanic voters could make GOP pay for defeat of immigration legislation".

White House listening to pork producers, La Raza, Mexico-linked NALEO, NRA... just not you - 06/21/07

... 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 * Associated...

Rep. Ruben Hinojosa wants millions for the National Council of La Raza - 06/02/07

... 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.

Ezra Klein, useful idiot - 05/31/07

... 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. Previously: Think Progress, Ezra Klein, AP downplay organizers of illegal immigration marches

Sleazy Bush proxy Michael Gerson attacks "nativists" in GOP base over immigration - 05/25/07

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".