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National Council of La Raza: Page 5


See the summary for this topic on the main National Council of La Raza page.

Discussed in (click each link for the full post):

Suzanne Gamboa/AP on immigration ads - 08/30/06

Suzanne Gamboa of the Associated Press offers "Immigration ads a problem for campaigns":

Capturing the immigration debate in political ads this campaign season - without upsetting Hispanics - is proving tricky for the parties and candidates.

"Self-Appointed Latino Spokespeople Would Sacrifice National Security to Promote Illegal Immigration" - 08/16/06

From their press release:
Washington, DC--(HISPANIC PR WIRE)--August 16, 2006--As the danger to Americans of all backgrounds, posed by radical Islamic terrorist groups intensifies, individuals and groups purporting to speak on behalf of American Hispanics demonstrated once again that they are prepared to place their open borders agenda above the interests of homeland security, charged You Don't Speak for Me!

Karl Rove's pro-illegal immigration extended network - 07/15/06

Let's take a look at Karl Rove's new friends, the National Council of The Race ("La Raza") and who they're working with.

The group Defend Colorado New tried to pass Proposition 55 (similar to Arizona's Prop. 200 or CA's Prop. 187), but in June they were thwarted by a possibily activist CO Supreme Court.

On the other side is the deceptively-named Keep Colorado Safe. Their front people include former Denver mayor Federico Pena and former monkey-shiner Gary Hart. However, as discussed here, most of KCS's money is coming from... inside the Beltway.

The most generous supporter is the Service Employees International Union, a far-left, pro-illegal immigration group. And, another supporter is... Karl Rove's buddies at the NCLR.

As described in the latest article, KCS was originally formed to oppose an initiative from Tom Tancredo, and:

The group included representatives from more than a dozen local organizations, including Colorado Progressive Coalition, Rights for All People, American Friends Service Committee and Padres Unidos. They were old allies, joining in 2002 to defeat the English-only measure Amendment 31.

All of those worthy groups are part of Karl Rove's extended network of friends. Others in his extended network include:

...the political consulting firm of Welchert & Britz... Catherine Han Montoya, a former local social service agency worker who campaigned against Amendment 31, was now working at the National Council of La Raza... Leadership Conference on Civil Rights Education Fund and the Center for New Community. The three groups had just begun a collaboration to help states fight anti-illegal immigrant ballot initiatives through a $1.1 million grant from Atlantic Philanthropies... [which was] created in 1982 by Charles F. Feeney with his wealth from Duty Free Shoppers Group, Ltd., has given $3.4 billion in mostly anonymous grants across the world to civil rights and educational causes... Recently, the charity has made seven grants to U.S. organizations working on the immigration issue, including $7 million to a national group behind the spring wave of immigrant rallies... In addition to pledging money, the national organizations tried to unify local immigrant advocacy groups, including the Colorado Grassroots Movement for Immigrant Justice and the Coalition for Human Dignity Beyond Borders.... [Gary] Hart sits on the group's executive committee as does Mitch Ackerman, executive director of SEIU Local 105... Eliseo Medina, executive vice president of SEIU... has traveled frequently to Denver to work on the local campaign and said he does not expect that, or financial support, to stop... Bill Vandenberg, co-executive director of the Colorado Progressive Coalition and an executive committee member of Keep Colorado Safe [is unhappy with Pena's compromise]... Vandenberg said he will focus on working with the Grassroots Movement for Immigrant Justice, rather than Keep Colorado Safe, to alter the political environment... Fidel "Butch" Montoya, an immigrant activist, said "there's no reason to celebrate" the new laws and how Initiative 55 died.

Karl Rove at racial power gathering - 07/12/06

karl rove la raza race

Yesterday Karl Rove spoke before the far-left, Ford Foundation-sponsored, pro-illegal immigration racial power group National Council of La Raza ("The Race"). Even the AP admits that they're "left-leaning". Here's one thing he had to say:

"Too many simplify the problem into one word, 'amnesty,'...

"What Karl Rove Should Tell La Raza" - 07/11/06

Somehow I don't think the Panderer in Chief is going to take Human Events' advice:
White House adviser Karl Rove is scheduled to speak tomorrow at the annual conference of the federally funded, left-wing, open-borders-advocacy group, the National Council of La Raza.

If he does not want his speech to look like an act of appeasement, he should confront La Raza on its opposition to commonsense policies designed to secure both U.S. borders and U.S.

Clinton, Rove to speak before National Council of La Raza (The Race) - 07/01/06

The National Council of La Raza ("National Council of The Race"), a far-left, Ford Foundation-sponsored racial power group, will be holding its annual meeting at the Los Angeles Convention Center on July 8-11.

LAUSD: alleged separatist school abiding by charter - 06/07/06

Some charter schools are more equal than others, and the LAUSD has determined that an alleged Chicano separatist school is abiding by its charter and is able to continue operation:

"They have followed the charter that they wrote originally," said Kevin Reed, chief legal counsel for the district.

Is the National Council of La Raza a mainstream group? - 06/02/06

The National Council of La Raza is considered a mainstream group despite their name literally - and in effect - meaning National Council of The Race. Their spokesmen have been featured on national TV shows and at any one time you can find dozens of news articles offering their viewpoint.

And, they're also a financial contributor to a Chicano separatist LAUSD charter school in Los Angeles.

Correction: Bush may have lied one fewer time in big speech - 05/22/06

In my discussion of Bush's big May 15 immigration speech, I took issue with this statement:
And temporary workers must return to their home country at the conclusion of their stay.
I maintain that those "guests" will never leave, and thus that Bush lied to the country.

However, here's Kaus on that statement:
Was it a Clintonian weasel (technically accurate in the zen-tautological sense that their "stay" doesn't concl

May Day illegal immigration march/boycott: the supporters - 04/28/06

Who supports the May 1 illegal immigration boycott and/or the marches on that day? Let's keep track of them in this post.

The Democrats in the California state senate support both the march and the boycott.

UPDATES
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5/2/06:

Who's responsible for illegal immigration? - 03/28/06

By sending us millions of their citizens, Mexico has managed to obtain political power inside our country.

As shown by the recent marches, that political power can be mobilized - whether in fact by Mexico or just by partisans - into a show of physical force.

The U.S.

Floridians: ask John McCain questions he can't answer! - 02/20/06

From this:

[Arizona Sen. John McCain] will be in Miami on Thursday and will promote a business-backed guest worker program and other immigration reforms. The Arizona senator will speak at "town hall" meeting in South Florida sponsored by the New American Opportunity Campaign. That group includes labor unions, business interests, Hispanic groups and other supporters of guest worker program.

If you're in Miami, could you please try to attend this event and publicly embarass John McCain by trying to ask him a tough question he can't answer? Unfortunately, the event isn't listed at his site (mccain.senate.gov), nor is it listed at that groups's site (cirnow.org). Perhaps there will be an announcement soon, or perhaps they're keeping it private to avoid difficult questions.

For instance, ask him why he wants to bring around 36 million new people here over the next 8 years.

On a more generic note, ask him how we could end illegal immigration without doing something about political corruption. And, point out that his bill is an example of political corruption: giving in to those forces that oppose our immigration laws rather than fighting against our enemies.

If you prefer the sign format, try something like: "McCain-Kennedy, the massive amnesty prefered by 9 out of 10 corrupt Mexican government officials" or similar.

You can also ask him what he's doing speaking before a group that, through a member of its board of directors, allegedly has links to the Mexican government. Is John McCain willing to sell out America to Mexico? Here are few groups on their board of directors:

* Center for Community Change

* Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights of Los Angeles (CHIRLA, allegedly has links to the Mexican government)

* Illinois Coalition for Immigration and Refugee Rights

* National Council of La Raza ("National Council of The Race")

* National Immigration Forum

New York Immigration Coalition

Coalition vows to defeat harsh immigration bill [HR 4437] - 01/20/06

From this:
A U.S. coalition of business, labor unions and religious groups launched a campaign on Thursday to defeat a bill backed by Republicans that would turn some 11 million illegal immigrants into felons.

The coalition of 24 organizations, many of which rarely agree on politics or economics, denounced the bill passed by the House of Representatives last month and called on the Senate to enact legislation to include a guest worker program and a path for illegal aliens to gain legal status.

..."We are extremely disappointed with the proposal that passed the House last month," said Thomas Donohue, president of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce which represents some 3 million businesses...

...Andy Stern, president of the Service Employees International Union, which has 1.8 million members, called for comprehensive reform to take control of the border and provided a way for illegal aliens to gain legal status...

...Other groups joining the coalition include associations representing builders and contractors, health care providers, the hotel and restaurant industries, Latino organizations, farm workers, the American Jewish Committee and Catholic bishops...
So far I haven't been able to find out the name or URL of this organization, but if you know please leave a comment.

And, see this remarkably similar page... from April 21, 2004:
Today, a remarkable alliance of business, labor, religious, ethnic, and immigrant advocacy groups ran a full-page ad in Roll Call, the newspaper of Congress, signaling their support for comprehensive immigration reform... [the groups were:]

*Business: American Health Care Association; American Hotel and Lodging Association; American Nursery and Landscape Association; International Franchise Association; National Council of Chain Restaurants; National Restaurant Association; and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.

*Labor: American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFL-CIO); Hotel Employees and Restaurant Employees International Union; Laborers’ International Union of North America; Service Employees International Union; UNITE! (Union of Needletrades, Industrial and Textile Employees); United Farmworkers of America; and the United Food and Commercial Workers.

*Religious: American Jewish Committee; Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service; and the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops.

*Ethnic: Hispanic Alliance for Progress; The Latino Coalition; League of United Latin American Citizens; Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund; and the National Council of La Raza.

*Immigrant Advocacy: American Immigration Lawyers Association and the National Immigration Forum.

CASA of Maryland worried Sensenbrenner bill will shut their day laborer centers - 01/04/06

In case you had any doubts about HR 4437, this might slightly allay them:
Kim Propeack, spokeswoman for CASA of Maryland Inc., said her group's day-laborer centers "and other worker centers would in a large part be forced to shut down" if a bill offered by U.S. Rep. F. James Sensenbrenner Jr. becomes law...

..."The majority of workers that use CASA centers are documented, but we will not become a pawn in the government's failed immigration laws," Miss Propeack said...
I guess that means some of their workers are not "documented", so I guess they do have something to fear. Too, too bad.
Cecilia Munoz, vice president of policy for the National Council of La Raza, the country's largest Hispanic advocacy group, called the bill "shortsighted and harmful."

"The whole point of day-labor centers is to organize and make orderly a process which people in communities have complained about," she said.

"So by banning it effectively, the Sensenbrenner bill would really foster disorder in communities that have day laborers."
Oh, well. I guess other laws would then come into play. Alternatively, perhaps the illegal day laborers will head to more "liberal" cities or even decide that being an illegal alien here is not such a good thing.

Propeack was also mentioned in "Maryland to be sued over driver's licenses; AP not telling whole truth" and "Purging illegal aliens from voter rolls not easy".

"Bitter Debate Over 'Birthright Citizenship'" - 12/26/05

The AP's David Crary says there's a "bitter debate" over the issue, but so far the only people I've heard of on the other side are racial demagogues and the far-left.

Congress: $4 million for National Council of The Race - 12/05/05

From this:
Thanks to a congressional earmark, an open-borders advocacy group that pushes for driver's licenses, free in-state tuition and healthcare for illegal aliens and bilingual requirements for state agencies and ballots is slated to get $4 million in new taxpayer money to add to the more than $30 million it has received from various federal agencies since 1996.

The National Council of La Raza (NCLR), Spanish for "the race," will get

NCLR, NUL, NAACP, AAJC, and LCCR confused over words "Mexican" and "American" - 11/04/05

On 10/18, the National Council of La Raza ("National Council of The Race"), the National Urban League, the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, the Asian American Justice Center, and the Leadership Conference on Civil Rights issued a joint press release concerning remarks made by NO Mayor Ray Nagin.

Let's see if we can help those putatively American organizations with their understanding of common words:

New Orlea

The "Hispanic Vote" myth - 10/09/05

One of the myths propagated by open borders advocates and their enablers is that there's a monolithic "Hispanic Vote" and that the GOP needs immigration "reform" to get that vote.

First, take a look at these three articles: "Bush Didn't Win 44% of Hispanic Vote - The Smoking Exit Poll", "Hispanic Republicans a

Illegal alien advocates want special rights because of Katrina - 09/20/05

From "Group Wants Special Status for Illegals Affected by Katrina" (link):
Illegal immigrants affected by Hurricane Katrina should have "protected humanitarian status," representatives of Latin American and Caribbean communities said Tuesday in an appeal to the White House.

National Council of La Raza: illegal aliens are its "constituents" - 09/20/05

National Council of La Raza has made quite an interesting admission. This shouldn't be shocking, but it does tell you where they're coming from:

"If federal authorities are using (Katrina) as an enforcement opportunity, it creates a moral dilemma for us in how do we advise our constituents," Cecilia Munoz, vice president of policy for the National Council of La Raza, the largest U.S.-based Hispanic advocacy group, said Monday.

Is corruption a Republican value? - 08/26/05

In a perfect world the Democrats would have a brain and would oppose illegal immigration.

Wellington Webb: all power to the People of Color! - 08/21/05

Wellington Webb is the former mayor of Denver. He also started that city's illegal alien sanctuary policy that was in the news recently.

Democrats, Republicans grovel before National Council of The Race - 07/19/05

Like two Stooges trying to get through a door at the same time, Ken Mehlman of the RNC and Howard Dean of the DNC spoke before the meeting of the National Council of La Raza ("The Race").

Now, if you follow that link you'll see that the NCLR is hardly a mainstream group, nor do their positions reflect those of all "Hispanics." In fact, one wonders how a group whose very name refers to Mexican mestizos could represent, say, Cubans

Arresting illegal aliens at Air Force base puts New York Times in tizzy - 07/16/05

Forty or so illegal aliens were recently arrested in a sting at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base in North Carolina. Previous coverage starts in "Why the left is untrustworthy and weak on national security, Part #43823294". Now, to drive that point home, comes the NYT with "Immigration Sting Puts 2 U.S.

New Americans welcomed to Iowa, Arkansas - 06/30/05

The U.S. Department of Labor has recently given $850,000 grants to at least two states to establish "immigrant centers".

From this:

Racial group opposes REAL ID Act - 05/11/05

In "Advocates Assail Driver's License Rules" the AP transcribes for us the thoughts of the National Council of the Race about READ ID:
"This is clearly an anti-immigrant bill that's going to have a very harmful impact on the Latino community and all immigrant communities," said Michele Waslin, director of immigration policy research at the National Council of La Raza.

"It doesn't make us one iota safer.

She's a team player! - 01/19/05

From Condi Rice's testimony:


Rice said immigration reform would be an important issue for Bush, both for economic and security reasons.

Bush's Open-Borders nominees - 01/17/05

Michelle Malkin discusses recent nominees Gonzales and Johanns. I was considering writing something similar based on the comments I left on this thread (redstate.org/story/2005/1/15/94511/6703):
From the Border Patrol union: White House Counsel Alberto Gonzales, President Bush's nominee for attorney general, got the backing of a group that promotes driver's licenses for illegal aliens, no immigr

"Taking license with hijacker ID rumor" - 12/28/04

Lisa Friedman from the Long Beach Press-Telegram's National Bureau (they have a National Bureau?) takes issue with the statement that the 9/11 hijackers had a combined total of 63 driver's licenses. She repeatedly refers to it as false, an urban legend, etc. etc.

"Concern Voiced Over Gonzales' Connections with La Raza" - 12/02/04

From this:


...the Washington, DC-based Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR) is calling [White House counsel Alberto Gonzales] to task for his reported involvement with the National Council of La Raza, which has endorsed his nomination for attorney general...

I don't think they should be compared with the KKK.

"Record number of illegals deported from U.S." - 11/17/04

Here's some good news:


A record 157,000 illegal immigrants were removed from the United States during the past year as U.S. authorities stepped up efforts to track down those who may pose security risks, the government said Tuesday.

About half of those deported in the year ending Sept.

"DHS has a different view of reality" - 09/26/04

The WashTimes editorial "Undermining border security" first discusses their report "Illegals detained at border released onto U.S. streets". If you haven't yet read that, you should.

The editorial ends with this:


But DHS has a different view of reality. In its responses to Mr.

AZ Republicans rally for Protect Arizona Now - 09/16/04

From the WashTimes:

An immigration initiative in Arizona that would require secure identification to vote in elections and to receive public benefits was endorsed yesterday by more than two dozen Republican state legislators and candidates at a rally outside the statehouse in Phoenix.

Left and Right, working together against everyone else - 09/01/04

The Protect Arizona Now initiative has survived its first legal challenge (by the SEIU), and will probably appear on Nov. 2's ballot.

"The Fastest Way To [profit from illegal immigration]" - 07/24/04

FirstData is the parent company of Western Union, and they're now a major processor of credit card transactions in addition to their original business of money transfer.

As described here (rmpn . org/weblog/archives/permalink/002096.cfm), they've also decided to attempt to unseat U.S. Rep. Tom Tancredo (house . gov/tancredo/Immigration), who represents the district in Colorado where their headquarters are based.

Yes, please Cecilia, do take a deep breath - 06/30/04

John Kerry is not completely insane. At least in the political sense:


Democrat John Kerry said he opposes state laws that give driver's licenses to illegal immigrants, a position that puts him at odds with the Hispanic activists he is courting in the presidential race.

Immigrant advocates have been pushing for the laws, saying they help undocumented workers get around safely.

In his first hundred days, John Kerry would destroy the United States - 06/29/04

This news release from Kerry's campaign explains how:


The Kerry Campaign today released the following fact sheet on immigration reform:

Today at the National Council of La Raza's annual conference, John Kerry will continue to talk about his plans to open the doors of opportunity and expand access to the American Dream, including reforming America's immigration laws...

He will offer a reform bill in his first 100 days that allows immigrants to earn legalization, encourages family reunifica

Miami Herald "endorses indentured servitude" - 03/22/04

That's what the Stein Report says regarding the Miami Herald's editorial supporting the AgJobs bill ('A win-win for growers, farmworkers, America'). That bill would provide an amnesty for half a million illegal aliens. As history shows, amnesties simply lead to more illegal immigration. One amnesty leads to more illegal immigration, which requires another amnesty, which leads to more illegal immigration, repeat.

As for the claim that the editorial supports indentured servitude, judge for yourself:


...AgJobs sets up a process by which illegal immigrants already working in agriculture could earn legal status. They would have to continue to toil in the fields a certain number of days for at least three more years to be eligible for residency, which would assure farmers of a legal labor pool.

At the same time, the bill provides better protections for the farmworkers who now too often are exploited by unscrupulous growers, directly or through labor contractors. The result should lessen abuses such as those documented last year in The Herald's series Fields of Despair: modern-day indentured servitude, slave wages, indecent housing and perilous working conditions. And it would benefit the honest growers who want to treat farmworkers fairly and won't have to worry about being fined for having illegal workers on their payroll...

I believe they'd have to be required by contract to work for the specified period for it to meet the legal definition of "indentured servitude." However, the requirements of this program come dangerously close.

I've included a list of the 400 organizations that support AgJobs below. I've divided them into categories. You tell me if these organizations have your best interests at heart. (Here's a hint: People for the American Way, AILA, MALDEF and all the rest do not. These are the ultimate in special interest groups).

There's also a list of good and bad immigration bills here. And, see "Florida Farmworkers Sue Dairy Owned by Family of Sen. Graham Over Wages."

The original list of the 400 supporters is here, and to see the categorized list, click the 'MORE' link directly below.

Usual suspects:
PEOPLE FOR THE AMERICAN WAY
SOUTHERN POVERTY LAW CENTER

Businesses:
VLASIC PICKLE GROWERS (OH)

U.S. CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
U.S. HISPANIC CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
BIRDS EYE FOODS
DEERE & COMPANY
TYSON FOODS INC.
COBANK
FIRST PIONEER FARM CREDIT
MONROVIA GROWERS (CA, OR, GA, NC)
YANKEE FARM CREDIT
HARRY SINGH & SONS (CA)
John Harris Farms Inc (CA)
LASSEN CANYON NURSERY, INC. (CA)
CONNLEAF, INC (CT)
H.F. BROWN INC. (CT)
THE LYMAN FARM, INC. (CT)
LIVE OAK VILLAS, LLC (FL)
SKINNER NURSERIES (FL)
FARM CREDIT OF MAINE
ANGELICA NURSERIES (MD)
BELL NURSERY (MD)
JOHN SHORB LANDSCAPING, INC. (MD)
MARYLAND AQUATIC NURSERIES, INC.
QUINN'S KINGSVILLE FARMS (MD)
ROBIN HILL FARM NURSERY (MD)
SPEAKMAN NURSERIES, INC. (MD)
LEITZ FARMS LLC (MI)
ZELENKA NURSERY, LLC (MI)
FARM CREDIT OF WESTERN NEW YORK
LAKE PLACID GROVES LLC (NY)
TORREY FARMS (NY)
WILLET DAIRY(NY)
LATINO COMMUNITY CREDIT UNION (NC)
ZELENKA NURSERY, LLC (NC)
HIGH STAKES FARMS (OH)
EL VISTA ORCHARDS (WEXFORD, PA)
FIVE FORKS FRUIT (WAYNESBORO, PA)
AMICK FARMS (SC)
ELLISON'S (TX)
MIDLAND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT CORP. (TX)
UNDERWOOD FRUIT AND WAREHOUSE COMPANY (WA)

AGRI-PLACEMENTS INTERNATIONAL
COOPERATIVE PRODUCERS, INC.
COOPERATIVE THREE, INC.
COUNCIL OF NORTHEAST FARMER COOPERATIVES
DAIRYLEA COOPERATIVE
RANCH ONE COOPERATIVE, INC. (FL)
PRO-FAC COOPERATIVE (NY)
NASH PRODUCE COMPANY, INC. (NC)
PETER ORCHARDS (GARDNERS, PA)
GARDENS BEAUTIFUL GARDEN CENTERS (WI)

UNIVERSAL IMMIGRATION SERVICE (CA)

Ethnic organizations:
NATIONAL COUNCIL OF LA RAZA (NCLR)
MEXICAN AMERICAN LEGAL DEFENSE AND EDUCATION FUND (MALDEF)
LEAGUE OF UNITED LATIN AMERICAN CITIZENS (LULAC)
WILLIAM C.VELASQUEZ INSTITUTE
LA CLINICA DE LA RAZA (CA)
EL CENTRO DE LA RAZA (WA)
GRUPO MEXICO OF WASHINGTON STATE
INSTITUTO DEL PROGRESO LATINO (IL)
EL CENTRO, INC. - KANSAS
EL PUEBLO, INC (NC)
PINEROS Y CAMPESINOS UNIDOS DEL NOROESTE (PCUN) (OR)
FUNDACION SALVADORENA DE LA FLORIDA
GUATEMALAN UNITY INFORMATION CENTER (FL)
IMMOKALEE MULTICULTURAL MULTIPURPOSE COMMUNITY ACTION AGENCY, INC. (FL)
MUJER (FL)
CENTRO ROMERO (IL)
CONGUATE (IL)
CENTRO SAN MARTIN DEPORRES (MS)
Comite de Apoyo a los Trabajadores Agricolas (NJ)
MEXICAN AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF SOUTHERN NEW JERSEY
CENTRO HISPANO CUZCATLAN (NY)
CENTRO INDEPENDIENTE DE TRABAJADORES AGRICOLOS (CITA) - (NY)
CENTRO SALVADORENO, INC. (NY)
HIGH COUNTY AMIGOS INC. (NC)
VENEZUELAN AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF OKLAHOMA
CASA OF OREGON
J”VENES INMIGRANTES POR UN FUTURO MEJOR (TX)
UMOS (WI)
IVAN KOHAR PARRA, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, LATINO COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT CENTER (WI)
LATIN AMERICAN COMMUNITY CENTER (DE)
LATIN AMERICAN YOUTH CENTER (DC)
CENTRO CAMPESINO (FL)
CARLOS ROSARIO INT'L CAREER CENTER AND PUBLIC CHARTER SCHOOL
CENTRO PRESENTE (MA)
CASA OF MARYLAND
CENTRO DE LA COMUNIDAD, INC (MD)
MIGRANT AND REFUGEE CULTURAL SUPPORT, INC. (MIRECS) (MD)
MASSACHUSETTS FARM BUREAU
CENTRO DE SALUD FAMILIAR LA FE (TX)

KOREAN AMERICAN RESOURCE & CULTURAL CENTER (KRCC), CHICAGO
NATIONAL KOREAN AMERICAN SERVICE & EDUCATION CONSORTIUM (NAKASEC)
YKASEC - EMPOWERING THE KOREAN AMERICAN COMMUNITY (NY)
KOREAN RESOURCE CENTER, LOS ANGELES

IRISH IMMIGRATION CENTER (MA)

ARAB AMERICAN INSTITUTE (AAI)

SALVADORAN AMERICAN NATIONAL NETWORK
POLISH AMERICAN CONGRESS

CENTER FOR PAN ASIAN COMMUNITY SERVICES (GA)
ASIAN AMERICAN COMMUNITY SERVICE ASSOCIATION, INC

Growers associations:
AGRICULTURE COALITION FOR IMMIGRATION REFORM
AMERICAN FARM BUREAU FEDERATION
NATIONAL COUNCIL OF AGRICULTURAL EMPLOYERS
NATIONAL CATTLEMEN'S BEEF ASSOCIATION
NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF STATE DEPARTMENTS OF AGRICULTURE
AMERICAN NURSERY & LANDSCAPE ASSOCIATION
UNITED EGG PRODUCERS
NATIONAL CHRISTMAS TREE ASSOCIATION
UNITED FRESH FRUIT & VEGETABLE ASSOCIATION
U.S. APPLE ASSOCIATION
U.S. CUSTOM HARVESTERS, INC.
WESTERN GROWERS ASSOCIATION
WESTERN RANGE ASSOCIATION
WESTERN UNITED DAIRYMEN
AMERICAN HORSE COUNCIL
AGRICULTURAL AFFILIATES
NATIONAL POTATO COUNCIL
NEW ENGLAND APPLE COUNCIL
NATIONAL CHICKEN COUNCIL
NATIONAL MILK PRODUCERS FEDERATION
SOUTH EAST DAIRY FARMERS ASSOCIATION
NORTH EAST DAIRY PRODUCERS ASSOCIATION
NORTHWEST HORTICULTURAL COUNCIL
WINEAMERICA, THE NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF AMERICAN WINERIES
WINEGRAPE GROWERS OF AMERICA
AMERICAN MUSHROOM INSTITUTE
AMERICAN FROZEN FOOD INSTITUTE
GULF CITRUS GROWERS ASSOCIATION
SOCIETY OF AMERICAN FLORISTS
PERENNIAL PLANT ASSOCIATION
SOUTHERN NURSERY ASSOCIATION
ALABAMA NURSERY & LANDSCAPE ASSOCIATION
ARIZONA NURSERY ASSOCIATION
ARKANSAS GREEN INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION
ALLIED GRAPE GROWERS (CA)
ALMOND HULLERS AND PROCESSORS (CA)
CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION OF NURSERIES AND GARDEN CENTERS
CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION OF WINEGRAPE GROWERS
CALIFORNIA APPLE COMMISSION
CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION OF WINEGRAPE GROWERS
CALIFORNIA FLORAL COUNCIL
CALIFORNIA FARM BUREAU FEDERATION
CALIFORNIA GRAIN AND FEED ASSOCIATION
CALIFORNIA GRAPE & TREE FRUIT LEAGUE
CALIFORNIA INSTITUTE FOR RURAL STUDIES
CALIFORNIA LANDSCAPE CONTRACTORS ASSOCIATION, INC
CALIFORNIA SEED ASSOCIATION
CALIFORNIA STRAWBERRY COMMISSION
CALIFORNIA WOMEN FOR AGRICULTURE
IMPERIAL VALLEY VEGETABLE GROWERS ASSOCIATION
NORTHERN CALIFORNIA GROWERS ASSOCIATION
NURSERY GROWERS OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA
Raisin Bargaining Association (CA)
VENTURA COUNTY (CA) AGRICULTURAL ASSOCIATION
VENTURA COUNTY (CA) FARM BUREAU
NISEI FARMERS LEAGUE (CA)
COLORADO NURSERY ASSOCIATION
COLORADO SUGAR BEET GROWERS ASSOCIATION
NORTHERN COLORADO ONION ASSOCIATION
CONNECTICUT FARM BUREAU
CONNECTICUT NURSERY & LANDSCAPE ASSOCIATION
DELAWARE NURSERY & LANDSCAPE ASSOCIATION
FLORIDA CITRUS PACKERS, INC.
FLORIDA FARM BUREAU FEDERATION
FLORIDA FRUIT AND VEGETABLE ASSOCIATION
FLORIDA NURSERYMEN & GROWERS ASSOCIATION
FLORIDA STRAWBERRY GROWERS ASSOCIATION
INDIAN RIVER CITRUS LEAGUE (FL)
WESTERN CAROLINAS HORTICULTURAL ALLIANCE
TURFGRASS PRODUCERS INTERNATIONAL
PACIFIC EGG AND POULTRY ASSOCIATION
SUGAR CANE GROWERS CO-OP OF FLORIDA
GEORGIA GREEN INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION
IDAHO FARM BUREAU
IDAHO FOOD PRODUCERS
IDAHO GRAIN PRODUCERS ASSOCIATION
IDAHO GROWER SHIPPERS ASSOCIATION
IDAHO NURSERY & LANDSCAPE ASSOCIATION
POTATO GROWERS OF IDAHO
SNAKE RIVER FARMERS ASSOCIATION (ID/MT)
ILLINOIS LANDSCAPE CONTRACTORS ASSOCIATION
ILLINOIS NURSERYMENS' ASSOCIATION
INDIANA NURSERY & LANDSCAPE ASSOCIATION
KANSAS FARM BUREAU
KANSAS NURSERY & LANDSCAPE ASSOCIATION
KENTUCKY NURSERY & LANDSCAPE ASSOCIATION
MAINE NURSERY & LANDSCAPE ASSOCIATION
MARYLAND NURSERY& LANDSCAPE ASSOCIATION
MASSACHUSETTS NURSERY & LANDSCAPE ASSOCIATION
MISSOURI NURSERY & LANDSCAPE ASSOCIATION
MONTANA NURSERY & LANDSCAPE ASSOCIATION
NEBRASKA NURSERY & LANDSCAPE ASSOCIATION
NEVADA LANDSCAPE ASSOCIATION
IRRIGATION ASSOCIATION OF NEW JERSEY
NEW JERSEY NURSERY & LANDSCAPE ASSOCIATION
EMPIRE STATE COUNCIL OF AGRICULTURAL ORGANIZATIONS (NY)
NEW YORK FARM BUREAU
NEW YORK STATE HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY
NEW YORK STATE APPLE GROWERS ASSOCIATION
NEW YORK STATE CHERRY GROWERS ASSOCIATION
NEW YORK STATE NURSERY & LANDSCAPE ASSOCIATION
NEW YORK STATE VEGETABLE GROWERS ASSOCIATION
NORTH CAROLINA ASSOCIATION OF NURSERYMEN
NORTH CAROLINA FARM BUREAU
NORTH CAROLINA LANDSCAPE ASSOCIATION
NORTHERN OHIO GROWERS ASSOCIATION
OHIO FARM BUREAU FEDERATION, INC.
OHIO FRUIT GROWERS SOCIETY
OHIO LANDSCAPERS ASSOCIATION
OHIO NURSERY & LANDSCAPE ASSOCIATION
OHIO VEGETABLE & POTATO GROWERS ASSOCIATION
OKLAHOMA NURSERY & LANDSCAPE ASSOCIATION
HOOD RIVER GROWER-SHIPPER ASSOCIATION (OR)
OREGON ASSOCIATION OF NURSERIES
OREGON FARM BUREAU
PENNSYLVANIA FARM BUREAU
PENNSYLVANIA LANDSCAPE & NURSERY ASSOCIATION
SOUTH CAROLINA GREENHOUSE GROWERS ASSOCIATION
SOUTH CAROLINA NURSERY & LANDSCAPE ASSOCIATION
SOUTH CAROLINA UPSTATE TREE GROWERS ASSOCIATION
RIO GRANDE VALLEY SUGAR GROWERS, INC. (TX)
TEXAS AGRICULTURAL COOPERATIVE COUNCIL
TEXAS NURSERY & LANDSCAPE ASSOCIATION
TEXAS POULTRY FEDERATION
TEXAS EGG COUNCIL
TEXAS BROILER COUNCIL
TEXAS POULTRY IMPROVEMENT ASSOCIATION
TEXAS PRODUCE ASSOCIATION
TEXAS SEED TRADE ASSOCIATION
TEXAS STATE FLORIST'S ASSOCIATION
TEXAS TURKEY FEDERATION
TEXAS VEGETABLE ASSOCIATION
TURFGRASS PRODUCERS OF TEXAS
UTAH FARM BUREAU
UTAH NURSERY & LANDSCAPE ASSOCIATION
SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA NURSERY AND LANDSCAPE ASSOCIATION
VIRGINIA GREEN INDUSTRY COUNCIL
VIRGINIA NURSERY & LANDSCAPE ASSOCIATION
WASHINGTON GROWERS CLEARING HOUSE ASSOCIATION
WASHINGTON GROWERS LEAGUE
WASHINGTON POTATO & ONION ASSOCIATION
WASHINGTON STATE NURSERY & LANDSCAPE ASSOCIATION
WASHINGTON SUSTAINABLE FOOD & FARMING NETWORK
COMMERCIAL FLOWER GROWERS OF WISCONSIN
GROUNDS MANAGEMENT ASSOCIATION OF WISCONSIN
NORTHERN CHRISTMAS TREE GROWERS & NURSERY (WI)
WISCONSIN LANDSCAPE CONTRACTORS ASSOCIATION
WISCONSIN LANDSCAPE FEDERATION
WISCONSIN NURSERY ASSOCIATION
WISCONSIN SOD PRODUCERS
OFA - AN ASSOCIATION OF FLORICULTURE PROFESSIONALS
FLORIDA CITRUS MUTUAL
IOWA NURSERY & LANDSCAPE ASSOCIATION
MICHIGAN FARM BUREAU
MICHIGAN NURSERY & LANDSCAPE ASSOCIATION
MINNESOTA NURSERY & LANDSCAPE ASSOCIATION
NEW JERSEY FARM BUREAU FEDERATION
RHODE ISLAND NURSERY & LANDSCAPE ASSN, INC.
TENNESSEE NURSERY & LANDSCAPE ASSOCIATION

Lawyers:
AMERICAN IMMIGRATION LAWYERS ASSOCIATION (AILA)
NATIONAL EMPLOYMENT LAW PROJECT
HISPANIC LAWYER'S ASSOCIATION OF ILLINOIS
LAW OFFICE OF SHIRLEY SADJADI (IL)
LAW OFFICE OF DOUGLAS W. WORRELL, CHTD. (IL)
NEBRASKA APPLESEED CENTER FOR LAW IN THE PUBLIC INTEREST
BRENNAN CENTER FOR JUSTICE AT NEW YORK UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF LAW
OREGON LAW CENTER
MIGRANT LEGAL ACTION PROGRAM (DC)
LEGAL AID SERVICE OF BROWARD COUNTY, INC. (FL)
MIGRANT FARMWORKER JUSTICE PROJECT, FLORIDA LEGAL SERVICES, INC.
MICHIGAN MIGRANT LEGAL ASSISTANCE PROJECT
FARMWORKER LEGAL SERVICES OF NEW YORK
ADVOCATES FOR BASIC LEGAL EQUALITY (OH)
NATIONAL LEGAL AID & DEFENDER ASSOCIATION (NLADA)
NATIONAL ASIAN PACIFIC AMERICAN LEGAL CONSORTIUM (NAPALC)
CALIFORNIA RURAL LEGAL ASSISTANCE FOUNDATION (CRLAF)

Religious:
NATIONAL COUNCIL OF CHURCHES
SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA ECUMENICAL COUNCIL
MARIN INTERFAITH TASK FORCE FOR THE AMERICAS
CHRISTIAN BROTHERS (NY) [The Wine Company?]
NATIONAL FARM WORKER MINISTRY

EVANGELICAL LUTHERAN CHURCH IN AMERICA
GENERAL BOARD OF CHURCH AND SOCIETY, THE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
ST. JOSEPH THE WORKER CHURCH (MN)
IMMACULATE CONCEPCION CHURCH (NC)
UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST JUSTICE AND WITNESS MINISTRIES (OH)
VIRGINIA COUNCIL OF CHURCHES
WASHINGTON ASSOCIATION OF CHURCHES (WA)
WISCONSIN COUNCIL OF CHURCHES

CATHOLIC CHARITIES USA
THE EPISCOPAL CHURCH, USA
CATHOLIC MIGRANT FARMWORKER NETWORK
CATHOLIC CHARITIES OF THE DIOCESE OF SANTA ROSA (CA)
CATHOLIC CHARITIES, SAN DIEGO
CATHOLIC CHARITIES OF ORLANDO, INC.
FLORIDA CATHOLIC CONFERENCE
IMMIGRATION OUTREACH OFFICE, CATHOLIC CHARITIES/ ARCHDIOCESE OF DUBUQUE
CATHOLIC CHARITIES ARCHDIOCESE OF NEW ORLEANS
OFFICE OF HISPANIC MINISTRY, CATHOLIC DIOCESE OF JACKSON (MS)
RICH SMITH, PASTOR OF ST. ANN CATHOLIC CHURCH, PAULDING, MS
THE SOCIAL CONCERNS COMMITTEE OF THE CATHOLIC COMMUNITY OF ST. FRANCIS OF ASSISI (MS)
DAUGHTERS OF CHARITY IN ST. LOUIS (MO)
COMMISSION ON PEACE AND JUSTICE OF THE ROMAN CATHOLIC DIOCESE OF ALBANY, NY
PUBLIC POLICY COMMITTEE, ROMAN CATHOLIC DIOCESE OF ROCHESTER, NY
RURAL AND MIGRANT MINISTRY (NY)
OFFICE OF HISPANIC MINISTRY, CATHOLIC DIOCESE OF CLEVELAND
CATHOLIC HISPANIC MINISTRY, DIOCESE OF KNOXVILLE (TN)
CATHOLIC DIOCESE OF RICHMOND, VIRGINIA
REFUGEE AND IMMIGRATION SERVICES, CATHOLIC DIOCESE OF RICHMOND

EPISCOPAL FARMWORKER MINISTRY (NC)
LATIN AMERICAN ACTION TEAM, GIDDINGS-LOVEJOY PRESBYTERY (MO)
EN CAMINO, MIGRANT AND IMMIGRANT OUTREACH, DIOCESE OF TOLEDO

OUR LADY OF VICTORY MISSIONARY SISTERS (CA)
SISTERS OF LORETTO (CO)
SISTERS OF THE HUMILITY OF MARY - INDIAN RIVER (FL)
SISTERS OF CHARITY (IA)
MISSION EFFECTIVENESS, SCHOOL SISTERS OF NOTRE DAME, ST. LOUIS
Sisters of the Humility of Mary - Villa Maria, Pennsylvania - (Sister Ruth Mary Powers)

FRANCISCAN FRIARS OF ST. BARBARA PROVINCE (CA)
HOLLABAUGH BROTHERS, INC. (BIGLERVILLE, PA)
OREGON FARM WORKER MINISTRY
MID-SOUTH INTERFAITH NETWORK FOR ECONOMIC JUSTICE (TN)
LUTHERAN PUBLIC POLICY OFFICE OF WASHINGTON STATE
MIGRATION AND REFUGEE SERVICES DIOCESE OF TRENTON

State (?) organizations:
IDAHO COMMISSION ON HISPANIC AFFAIRS
ILLINOIS COALITION FOR IMMIGRANT AND REFUGEE RIGHTS
ILLINOIS MIGRANT COUNCIL
EASTERN MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY'S BILINGUAL BICULTURAL EDUCATION TEACHER TRAINING PROGRAM
STATE HORTICULTURAL ASSOCIATION OF PENNSYLVANIA
FEINSTEIN CENTER FOR CITIZENSHIP & IMMIGRATION SERVICES (RI)
HISPANIC COMMITTEE OF VIRGINIA
VIRGINIA JUSTICE CENTER FOR FARM AND IMMIGRANT WORKERS
WASHINGTON STATE COMMISSION ON HISPANIC AFFAIRS
OFFICE OF INTL. STUDENT SERVICES, UNIV. OF WISCONSIN-PLATTEVILLE

Unions:
AFL - CIO
UNITED FARM WORKERS (UFW)
UNITED FOOD AND COMMERCIAL WORKERS UNION (UFCW)
SERVICES EMPLOYEES INTERNATIONAL UNION (SEIU)
FARM LABOR ORGANIZING COMMITTEE, AFL-CIO (FLOC)
LABOR COUNCIL FOR LATIN AMERICAN ADVANCEMENT (LCLAA)
CULINARY WORKERS UNION, LOCAL 226 - NEVADA
UNION OF NEEDLETRADES, INDUSTRIAL AND TEXTILE EMPLOYEES (UNITE)
UNITED FOOD AND COMMERCIAL WORKERS UNION (UFCW) LOCAL 1442 (CA)
EL PASO CENTRAL LABOR UNION
COALITION OF FLORIDA FARMWORKER ORGANIZATIONS
SOUTH CENTRAL FEDERATION OF LABOR, AFL-CIO (WI)

Other/Uncategorized:
NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF ELECTED AND APPOINTED LATINO OFFICIALS (NALEO)
AMERICAN JEWISH COMMITTEE (AJA)
TOGETHER IN AMERICA
JEWISH COMMUNITY ACTION (MN)

FARMWORKER JUSTICE FUND (FJF)
ASSOCIATION OF FARMWORKER OPPORTUNITY PROGRAMS (AFOP)
ESSENTIAL WORKER IMMIGRATION COALITION
A. DUDA & SONS
AL FRENCH, FORMER USDA DIRECTOR OF AG LABOR RELATIONS
NATIONAL IMMIGRATION FORUM
CAMPAIGN FOR LABOR RIGHTS
NATIONAL MIGRANT AND SEASONAL HEAD START ASSOCIATION
FOR OUR GRANDCHILDREN
GULF HARVESTING, INC.
LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE ON CIVIL RIGHTS (LCCR)
MOARK LLC
MAFO
NORTHEAST FARM CREDIT REGIONAL COUNCIL
PAN AMERICAN RECRUITING
NORTHWOODS AGRI WOMEN
TELAMON CORPORATION
Housing Assistance Council
AMANECER (AZ)
CENTRAL AMERICAN RESOURCE CENTER (CA)
COALITION FOR HUMANE IMMIGRANT RIGHTS OF LOS ANGELES (CHIRLA)
LOS ANGELES COALITION TO END HUNGER & HOMELESSNESS
ESTES VALLEY MULTICULTURAL CONNECTIONS (CO)
BIG CYPRESS HOUSING CORPORATION (FL)
CARIBBEAN IMMIGRANT SERVICES INC. (FL)
EVERGLADES COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION, INC.
EVERGLADES HAMMOCK, INCORPORATED
FAIR FOOD AMERICA (FL)
FARMWORKER ASSOCIATION OF FLORIDA, INC
FARMWORKERS SELF-HELP (FL)
THE FELLSMERE COMMUNITY ENRICHMENT PROGRAM (FL)
FLORIDA IMMIGRANT ADVOCACY CENTER
FLORIDA IMPACT
LITTLE MANATEE HOUSING CORPORATION (FL)
PINELLAS SUPPORT COMMITTEE (FL)
REDLANDS CHRISTIAN MIGRANT ASSOCIATION (FL)
RETAIL SYSTEMS CONSULTING (FL)
SARASOTA/MANATEE FARMWORKER SUPPORTERS
UNITE FOR DIGNITY, INC. (FL)
GEORGIA RURAL URBAN SUMMIT
IDAHO COMMUNITY ACTION NETWORK
IDAHO MIGRANT COUNCIL
CHICAGO JOBS WITH JUSTICE
DISCIPLES JUSTICE ACTION NETWORK (DISCIPLES OF CHRIST) (IL)
HEARTLAND ALLIANCE FOR HUMAN NEEDS & HUMAN RIGHTS (IL)
IMMIGRATION PROJECT (IL)
THE MIDWEST IMMIGRANT & HUMAN RIGHTS CENTER (IL)
PROJECT IRENE (IL)
THE RESURRECTION PROJECT IN CHICAGO
CENTRAL INDIANA JOBS WITH JUSTICE
IMMIGRANT RIGHTS NETWORK OF IOWA AND NEBRASKA
IOWA PROJECT
MASSACHUSETTS IMMIGRANT AND REFUGEE ADVOCACY COALITION
MISSISSIPPI IMMIGRANT RIGHTS ALLIANCE (MIRA!)
HUMAN RIGHTS ACTION SERVICE. ST.LOUIS (MO)
NEW JERSEY IMMIGRATION POLICY NETWORK, INC.
RURAL HOUSING INCORPORTED (NM)
CABRINI IMMIGRANT SERVICES (NY)
CAYUGA MARKETING, LLC (NY)
NEW YORK ASSOCIATION FOR NEW AMERICANS
WORKPLACE PROJECT (NY)
NORTH CAROLINA JUSTICE AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT CENTER
STUDENT ACTION WITH FARMWORKERS (NC)
TRIANGLE FRIENDS OF THE UNITED FARMWORKERS (NC)
VITALINK (NC)
IMMIGRANT WORKER PROJECT (OH)
FARMWORKER HOUSING DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION (OR)
NORTHWEST WORKERS' JUSTICE PROJECT (OR)
Friends of Farmworkers (PA)
PENNSYLVANIA IMMIGRATION AND CITIZENSHIP COALITION
TENNESSEE IMMIGRANT AND REFUGEE RIGHTS COALITION
EQUAL JUSTICE CENTER (TX)
HOUSTON COMMUNITY SERVICES
MIGRANT CLINICIANS NETWORK, INC (TX)
HAMPTON ROADS COALITION FOR WORKERS' JUSTICE
MARSING AGRICULTURAL LABOR SPONSOR COMMITTEE (WA)

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