Steve Lopez: up with illegal immigration propaganda, allegedly Mexico-linked CHIRLA
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Via this, Steve Lopez of the Los Angeles Times offers "Family crossed the border to success". The family in question is that of Angelica Salas, executive director of the Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights of Los Angeles. As discussed at that link, CHIRLA has allegedly collaborated with the Mexican government. In the piece, Lopez says that Salas' job is to "tell stories" and even to "share her stories with immigrant-bashers". And, she "believes the tone of the debate has been and will continue to be changed by humanizing it". "Tell stories, Angelica Salas says."
Does he ask Salas about her group allegedly collaborating with the Mexican government? Does he bust her for spreading pro-illegal immigration propaganda? Does he try to find out who in the media or government has assisted her with spreading that propaganda?
No. In fact, he gladly joins in with her efforts and supports "humanizing" the debate through heartwarming anecdotes, offering a few of his own.
In previous columns, he's shown an inability to understand simple economics but even more relevant Steve Lopez spread propaganda from a Mexican consul.
Please write him at steve.lopez *at* latimes.com with your thoughts.