NILC, ACLU, AILA, NCLR, Schey, hundreds more demand Obama ends 287g program

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Continuing their campaign against the 287g program, the American Civil Liberties Union - a group that is/was directly collaborating with the Mexican government - informs us that they and about 500 other groups have sent a letter to Barack Obama, the Department of Homeland Security, and others urging them to end the program. The letter is signed by Marielena Hincapie of the National Immigration Law Center, and some of the others signing on are at [1]. The letter can be downloaded from aclu.org/immigrants/gen/40857prs20090827.html

They claim that local police are "using the program to target communities of color, including disproportionate numbers of Latinos in particular places, for arrest." I guess that all depends on what they mean by "disproportionate", since the great majority of illegal aliens in the U.S. are (...drumroll...) Latinos, specifically from Mexico.

They say 'We applaud your recent remarks acknowledging, that "there is a long history in this country of African Americans and Latinos being stopped by law enforcement disproportionately."' Obama said that at the start of his "post-racial healing campaign" for the Crowley-Gates issue (foxnews . com/story/0,2933,534687,00.html), and most people might consider that one of the low points of his presidency (so far).

They claim there's "well-documented evidence that local law enforcement agencies are using 287(g) powers to justify and intensify racial profiling", yet the only case I'm aware of them bringing over this issue is the one described here.

They refer to a report from Justice Strategies and call that George Soros-linked group a "nonpartisan research firm".

In case anyone would like to do something about this issue, you can start by asking an ACLU representative these questions.

UPDATE: In addition to those listed below, another signer is the Ella Baker Center, which was co-founded by Van Jones (ellabakercenter.org/page.php?pageid=16&contentid=100). He's now the "special advisor for Green Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation at the White House Council on Environmental Quality" and involved in a boycott of Glenn Beck.

[1] Others signing on include:
* American Immigration Lawyers Association
* Anti Defamation League
* ACORN
* Border Network for Human Rights
* Casa de Maryland
* Center for Constitutional Rights
* Center for Human Rights and Constitutional Law (run by the Mexican government-linked Peter Schey)
* Center for New Community
* "Citizen Orange" (Kyle de Beausset)
* Drum Major Institute
* Episcopal Church
* Gamaliel
* Grey Panthers
* Justice Strategies (the "nonpartisan" group mentioned in the letter)
* PRLDEF (Sonia Sotomayor's old group)
* Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights Under Law (one of Obama's old groups)
* March 25 Coalition (organized illegal immigration marches)
* MALDEF
* NAACP Legal Defense Fund
* National Council of La Raza
* NDLON
* National Korean American Service and Education Consortium
* National Immigrant Bond Fund
* National Peoples Action ("direct action" group)
* People for the American Way
* Progressive States Network
* Respect Respeto
* Ruckus Society
* Service Employees International Union
* Southern Christian Leadership Conference
* William Velasquez Institute.

Comments

Next to the nation's potheads believing that Obama was going to announce that he was recommending California's insane medical marijuana dispensary system be implemented nationwide, I can not think of a wackier idea then ending 287g. Doing so would split the Democratic party right down the middle. Working and lower middle class Democrats, Moderates and "Old School" liberals would think this was massive overreach by the left-wing of the party. Furthermore I would expect that honest polling of African-Americans would show that a majority of them are opposed to the upper middle class black civil rights "intelligentsia" on this issue. See Chris Bodeker's "A Conversation on Race" for average African-American attitudes concerning immigration enforcement or the lack there of. My brother is the one of the nation's major gun buyer's being that he works for a major national outdoors retail chain. Last he broke the bank betting all he could that an Obama election result in a massive increase in gun sales. Even suggesting that the Obama administration would consider ending 287g would send guns sales skyrocketing again. Ask yourself who tends to live next to growing urban and inner suburban Hispanic "barrios"? Mostly working and middle class Dems who have not fled to the further suburbs and exurbs. Marion County/Indianapolis is just another prime example. One Old Vet can fill you in on what has been happening here. In summary proposing ending 287g would knock 10 points off of Obama's poll numbers in a month.

Keith Olbermann and Rachael Maddow wonder what could possibly save the Republican party? Answer: Abandoning 287g.

Like millions of others, I fully blame the MSM for complicity and sedition for making those anti American groups appear legitimate and for not exposing them for what they really are.........enemies inside the gate.

It's a good bet that none of these people or principals of these organizations live in or near East Los Angeles [1], else maybe at least a few would decide it might be better not to let that blight spread to the rest of the country.

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[1] www.clickyellow.com/cmr/east_la.html

Oh my god! Not the dreaded EAST LOS ANGELES! But maybe this emphasis on East Los Angeles will mean Montell Jordan won't end up a one hit wonder? Is that how we do it? It's not Friday night though.

What "emphasis" would that be? Maybe for you one mention counts as "emphasis". OK. So now I'll mention that I could have 'emphasized' more generally Los Angeles County [1]. Just so no one would think I was picking on East LA.

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[1] www.lacountymurders.com/wanted_suspects.cfm