A couple days ago, Mickey Kaus suggested one way to scuttle the Senate's amnesty bill: get radicals to support an even worse version, and perhaps even utter "reconquista" style statements. It looks like he's got his wish. From this:
... the extremist-funding group the National Council of La Raza ("The Race") and saying:
An American is an idea... no group owns being an American... nobody owns this...
The charitable interpretation of his comment is that he means that no racial group "owns being an American".
The National Council of La Raza ("The Race") has led the charge to send a letter to president Bush (cc'ed to Michael Chertoff and Julie Myers) complaining about the recent workplace raids . The list of "grassroots" organizations involved is in the extended entry, and some are "interesting": CASA of Maryland, Colorado Immigrant Rights Coalition, Georgia Association of Latino Elected Officials (...
Amy Goodman of Democracy Now! interviewed two illegal immigration march organizers (link) without mentioning that at least one of them has a highly questionable link to Mexico. Per her:
To help recap and look ahead to what's next, we're joined by organizers of the day's two largest protests:
* Angelica Salas, Executive Director of the Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights in Los Angeles (...
Hillary Clinton has just named California Assembly Speaker Fabian Nunez as a national co-chair of her campaign, saying:
"I'm going to be relying on him very heavily because he has a record of a achievement."
(Latter part of the quote via KFI, which also asked whether he had been offered a spot in the Hillary administration.
... Semillas del Pueblo - funded by the National Council of La Raza and which allegedly teaches a "reconquista" curriculum - is suing KABC-AM radio host Doug McIntyre for slander.
While I haven't seen it, the description makes the lawsuit seem incredibly weak:
"McIntyre implemented a premeditated scheme to bring down the school at all costs because the school e
... Yzaguirre - former president of the National Council of La Raza ("The Race") - as the co-chair of her presidential campaign. He'll head up her "outreach" to Hispanics. In actual fact, he'll help her even more strongly support illegal immigration, as Yzaguirre's history shows.
NCLR is a considered-mainstream group that has links to and funds extremists. Last year, Karl Rove spoke at their...
Several synod bishops of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) urged their members of Congress and key congressional staff March 22 to enact comprehensive immigration reform in 2007 that is "humane and for the common good."
...Key components that the bishops believe help to fulfill these principles include: elimination of the family visa backlogs; fair and humane...
... senior vice president of the National Council of La Raza, in a statement. "Never before have we brought together under one banner such a formidable political coalition to fight for passage of comprehensive immigration reform. We now have the money, the people and the political will to punch this vital issue over the goal line in Congress and make America a better place to live and work."...
... endorsing the bill include:
National Council of La Raza (funds extremists)
National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials (directly linked to Mexican government via Ohtli award; NALEO)
Mexican American Legal Defense Fund (MALDEF) (indirectly linked to Mexican government)
Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights (president linked to Mexican government)
This site congratulates corrupt Nevada Senator Harry Reid, who's the proud winner of this year's National Legislative Award from the League of United Latin American Citizens.
His comments are basically just hot air, touching on Searchlight (did you know he's from that small Nevada town?), promoting "comprehensive immigration reform", quoting
... from these `organizations,' (National Council of La Raza and the League of United Latin American Citizens)" said Jorge Mujica, a journalist and march organizer...
...Armando Elenes, a United Farm Workers organizer in California's Central Valley, said he thinks the late Cesar Chavez, founder of the UFW, would have backed the general strike...
Christian Ramirez, a San Diego community organizer,...
... National Immigration Law Center, the National Council of La Raza and the Service Employees International Union.
The ACLU is indirectly linked to the Mexican government. The NCLR funded one or more MEChA chapters (link,link) and funds a racial separatist charter school in Los Angeles. The SEIU paid one Artemio Arreola to organize immigration marches, and he also serves on an advisory council to...
This is a Bank of America press release from March 20, 2006 :
Monica Lozano, publisher of the nation's largest Spanish-language newspaper, has been nominated to Bank of America's board of directors...
...[BofA] has relationships with 48 percent of Hispanic households in its coast-to-coast territory, more than any other bank in the United States.
... president and cheif executive of the National Council of La Raza ("The Race"), a group that funds extremists - offers "A Change of Heart on Guest Workers". As you might expect, she's wrong.
First, those "guests" aren't really guests, as she acknowledges. They "would have the opportunity to earn a path to permanent status -- and ultimately citizenship".
... Reform: $430,000 (members included National Council of La Raza, Service Employees International Union, UNITE Here, National Immigration Forum)
Essential Worker Immigration Coalition: $180,000
Chicago Celts for Immigration Reform: less than $10,000
From this we learn of yet another coalition in favor of massive immigration, this one calling itself the "Alliance for Immigration Reform 2007". Its members include:
* R. Bruce Josten, executive vice president, U.S.
... president for advocacy at the National Council of La Raza, the nation's largest Latino civil rights group, Munoz hopes the House will take up a bill by spring in order for Congress to finish its work before 2008.
The NCLR also has links to and funds extremists, but who's counting. Finally, Madden refers to the flow of illegal aliens over the border as the "arrival of new immigrants", and says...
That's what the article "Bush seeks unity on immigration" by Rick Klein says, but it offers little that isn't already known:
The White House is reaching out to leading congressional Democrats on the issue of overhauling immigration, hoping to build a bipartisan coalition to support a "guest worker" program and provide a path to legalized status for many undocumented immigrants, lawmakers and...
Michelle Mittelstadt of the Houston Chronicle offers a slice of wishful thinking that the new Democratic Congress will lead to "sweeping immigration changes":
..."I do see a light at the end of the tunnel," Rep.
... Office in collaboration with the National Council of La Raza (NCLR), Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund (MALDEF) and the National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials (NALEO).
Why is the Secretary of State "in collaboration with" far-left groups, at least two of which have supported illegal immigration in the past? Isn't this in effect an endorsement of those...
BoiFromTroy raises the possibility (at the site run by Chris Nolan) that Tan Nguyen is a Democratic plant designed to increase their GOTV effort:
I say that Nguyen's letter was either the stupidest or the most nefarious political act this year because part of me wonders whether he's some sort of "Manchurian Candidate" planted by Democrats to pull thi
Judicial Watch has obtained some documents shedding more light on the "Academia Semillas del Pueblo" (a charter school approved and funded by the Los Angeles Unified School District) and their anti-American agenda.
The more damning aspects are in the PDF file, including an interview with KABC's Doug McIntyre.
Today in the letters section, the National Council of La Raza, which declares itself the "largest national Latino civil rights and advocacy organization in the United States," takes issue with our March 30 editorial, "'Room but for one flag'." Responding to our suggestion that Latino community leaders should condemn the radical reconquista movement,
... the groups listed in , the National Council of La Raza has joined their alliance: nclr.org/content/news/detail/39296/
 "Immigrant Supporters To Counter Bush Speech" May 15, 2006 link
 "Irish join battle over illegal immigration", S.F. Chronicle, 3/15/06 (reprinted at irishlobbyusa.org/press/sfgatemar15.php)
 "Irish On the March in LA" 3/29/06 (link)
 The 3/10/06 article "...
... Janet Murguia, president of the National Council of La Raza, ("National Council of The Race") a group that's considered mainstream but is not:
"Both parties are crossing the line... The issue of what to do about immigration is fair game for this election, demonizing an entire community is not."
Then, she discusses how Houston City Councilwoman Carol Alvarado was outraged by the DSCC's since-...