Department of Labor, UFCW collaborating with Mexican government, enabling illegal immigration

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From a UFCW press release:

The United Food and Commercial Workers International Union (UFCW) is proud to partner with the Embassy of Mexico, the U.S. Department of Labor and allied organizations to promote the first "Semana de Derechos Laborales", or Labor Rights Week, UFCW International President Joe Hansen joined the Mexican Consul General of Chicago, Manuel Rodríguez Arriaga, to launch the national outreach and education program that is taking place in thirteen cities across the country.

They refer to "Mexican national workers", but make clear that they're including illegal aliens in that group:

"In the past few years, a growing number of immigrant workers were subject to abuse under a mantle of fear that was created by policy approaches which allowed unscrupulous employers to use immigration status to threaten deportation if workers reported discrimination, wage and hour or health and safety violations. We recognize the leadership of Secretary Solis in this issue and believe that joint efforts like the Labor Rights Week will strengthen our ability to protect the rights of our nationals abroad," said Mexican Ambassador Arturo Sarukhan.

One way to do something about this is for those attending townhall meetings to ask their representatives to block any collaboration between Mexico and the U.S. that assists or enables illegal immigration. The problem with that, of course, is that the leaders of the groups encouraging people to attend townhall meetings don't care about things like that.

Also:

Earlier this year, UFCW Canada and the Mexican state of Michoacán signed a landmark co-operation agreement to ensure that the human and labor rights of agricultural workers from Michoacan, Mexico are recognized and enforced while they work in Canadian fields and greenhouses.

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"The problem with that, of course, is that the leaders of the groups encouraging people to attend townhall meetings don't care about things like that." I don't think that is true at all. AND your telling them to "ask" questions about it doesn't mean they will get a straight answer or even if they did that it would be exposed in the media. You seem to really have a problem with those people who are ACTIVELY trying to do something-anything - to stop the takeover of this country. It's no wonder you are losing readers-I'm beginning to think you agree with those who call regular patriotic Americans no better than a "mob!"I have news for you-most of these people are NOT being "encouraged" to attend town meetings-They are mostly spurred on by their own outrage-And they are paying attention very closely to the crooks in Washington.I've always found your site to be informative but have lost patience with your constant attacks.

Let me know when Dick Armee (middle initial $), Grover Norqui$t, or the Kochtopu$ encourage their followers to ask questions that would have the impact of reducing immigration. As for the lone wackos, they need to form into groups and find the smartest among them to engage politicians in debate. Politicians are lawyers or at least used to evading questions. They roll right over regular people who aren't trained or experience in questioning people or badgering them.

what people need to do is start acting like Americans and cut off some nuts, if you know what i mean? The only way to win this coming war with our own so called government is to get down and do the job. Mary is right and 24ahead is right so what will people do? one word nothing. the political and race collaboration and political/race/hate relationship will go on until the FORMER USA Has been totally repopulated by the third world Indian population and understand one fact it can and will be controlled to remove you and replace all your ideals it has happened in history and it will happen here unless this population acts like it wants to stay alive if not the race hate political people will replace you.

Dick Armey, Grover Norquist, Karl Rove, Ralph Reed, Jack Abramoff, the Koch Family etc all support mass immigration legal, illegal, "nonimmigrant", "temporary"... you name it. Because their fantasy is to dismantle the welfare state in this country turn the clock back to the 1890's. For them the more the USA's future looks like Brazil the better. If your goal is to completely rollback the accomplishments of the New Deal, the Progressive Era and labor movement what better way then to have a much of nit-wit radical far lefties help them flood the country with foreign cheap labor? What better way to bankrupt Medicare, Medicaid, Social Security, the public school systems.... The Far Right radical libertarians and the New Left are engaged in on massive game of chicken at the risk of completely ruining the country. The Far Right is betting that long before the Left is able to organize their multi-culti rainbow coalition of new immigrants and obtain a mass amnesty for illegals in order to form a unstoppable majority voting block, the welfare state will have completely collapsed and what is left of a meaningful labor movement will no longer to exist. One the other hand the far left thinks they can create a Multi-Culti socialist paradise while they alienate the vast majority of working and middle class Americans. The UFCW and the SEIU are near perfect reincarnations of the old radical IWW and just as completely ineffectual at improving working conditions on behalf of American citizen or preventing the exploitation of the new arrivals. Karl Rove, Dick Armey and Norquist are cracking up over how moderate and old school liberal Democrats have either turned into complete pussies or have been totally corrupted and have allowed the New Left to take over and wreck the party. And when they are not laughing their asses off at the Democrats, they are busting themselves up over how they are able to con so much of the working and middle class Republican base that they are looking out for them.

I agree that Town Hall attendees often go off on rants and could ask more effective questions, but I applaud them for taking action & collectively they are having an impact. Time will tell if it's enough.

It's not the people who are ranting its the political people who are ranting like the little comnaiz( a mix of nazi and red )in fact all are. The main goal of our so called political low life shits is to remove us as a people and replace us by monkeys for control reasons.

this is so out of the KGB Play Book, read Anatoliy Golitsyn he escaped the USSR Back in 1961 and worked to uncover are enemies here, as he has said, "the long term strategy planning is under way in front of us all", the deal was done years ago before the total political collapse of the USSR And cannot be stopped. "Hell boys we are in deep shit".