juan hernandez

Juan Hernandez

A U.S.-Mexico dual citizen who's a former cabinet-level official with the Mexican government, working alongside Vicente Fox. During the 2008 election served as Hispanic outreach director for the John McCain campaign to become president of the U.S. He's also a Senior Fellow of the "Comprehensive Immigration Reform Initiative" at the McCain-linked Reform Institute. Created a non-profit, Organization for Hispanic Advancement, works with We Care America, and author of The New American Pioneers: Why Are We Afraid of Mexican Immigrants?.

Strong supporter of not just comprehensive immigration reform but also a "free flow of people" between the U.S. and Mexico. Clearly has divided loyalties, if he has much loyalty beyond financial to the U.S. at all. Wrote a book with the assistance of Dick Morris; the latter was also hired by Fox. See the links here for videos of his appearances on cable TV shows and more.

If someone had really pressed McCain on this issue, he would not have been the nominee. Unfortunately, those who asked him about it could only come up with weak questions that McCain was able to easily deflect (here, here, and here). While the mainstream media almost completely ignored the issue (rather than paying attention to it and lying about it), at least Newsweek made a slight attempt at interviewing Hernandez. Also see [1] and [2].

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Pelosi doubles down! Family separating raids are "not the American way"; illegal aliens make U.S. "more American" - 03/19/09

Earlier today, Nancy Pelosi spoke at the U.S.-Mexico Border Issues Conference and did not back down from her earlier comments in which she said that immigration raids that result in family separation are "un-American" (her press release here). In effect, Pelosi seeks to replace our current immigration laws with a "Pelosi Rule": if you come here illegally and have a child, you get to stay. Needless to say, this would have the impact of greatly encouraging future illegal immigration. And, the comprehensive immigration reform she supports supposedly mandates increased enforcement; does anyone...

Juan Hernandez to lobby Obama for immigration amnesty (still with Reform Institute) - 01/25/09

Juan Hernandez - former Mexican cabinet-level official who later worked with the John McCain campaign doing outreach to (U.S.) Hispanics - was interviewed by the Al Dia (owned by the Dallas Morning News) and said he'll be staying in Washington DC to lobby the Barack Obama campaign to pass comprehensive immigration reform, aka an amnesty. Hernandez is still a Senior Fellow of the "Comprehensive Immigration Reform Initiative" at the McCain-linked Reform Institute (reforminstitute.org/about/AboutHernandez.aspx), but it's not clear whether he'll be doing his lobbying through them or another group...

Juan Hernandez: McCain wishes he could have pushed my agenda (and, Ruben Navarrette is soft on divided loyalties) - 12/07/08

Ruben Navarrette writes about John McCain's Hispanic outreach director Juan Hernandez, a dual citizen (U.S.-Mexico) with clearly divided loyalties who's a former cabinet-level official with the Mexican government. In Navarrette's creative re-telling of McCain's loss (link), he could have won if McCain's advisors had only let him be himself. I.e., by supporting Hernandez' agenda. "I remember a conference call with GOP leaders from Nevada, after McCain had become the nominee," Hernandez told me recently. "I heard them telling McCain on the conference call, 'Well, we still need some reassurance...

Newsweek at least tries to ask about Juan Hernandez (John McCain) - 07/19/08

Trying to get answers out of the John McCain campaign about their Hispanic outreach director Juan Hernandez - a former cabinet-level official with the Mexican government - is even harder than hunting snipes. Many have tried, all have failed. The latest are Jessica Ramirez and Holly Bailey from Newsweek (link).

John McCain still skates on Juan Hernandez issue, again (Matt Lewis) - 06/04/08

On a conference call today (link via this), Matt Lewis of Townhall asked John McCain about his Hispanic outreach director Juan Hernandez, a former cabinet level official with the Mexican government who worked directly with Vicente Fox.

John McCain vows: no foreign agents on campaign team (Juan Hernandez?) - 05/16/08

The John McCain campaign is requiring all their staff members, volunteers, and vendors to disclose lobbying links and the like: No person working for the Campaign may be a registered lobbyist or foreign agent, or receive compensation for any such activity. I'm going to guess that "foreign agent" is meant in the legalistic sense, i.e., someone would have to be registered with the Department of Justice as a Registered Foreign Agent under FARA to qualify: usdoj.gov/criminal/fara.

McCain campaign dodges Juan Hernandez question; denies Heath Shuler charge - 03/28/08

Speaking on a conference call today, Steve Schmidt and Jill Hazelbaker of the John McCain campaign denied the recent claim (link) from Rep.

John McCain's Juan Hernandez almost gets MSM attention (Eunice Moscoso, WashTimes, Marc Ambinder) - 02/15/08

John McCain's director of Hispanic outreach is a dual U.S.-Mexican citizen who until 2002 worked directly with Vicente Fox as part of his cabinet.

Matt Corley/Think Progress misleads about Juan Hernandez (McCain's Mexico-linked staff member) - 01/31/08

Matt Corley, Research Associate for Think Progress (run by the Clinton-linked Center for American Progress) offers "Glenn Beck's Rants Against 'Juan McCain' Would Not Be Welcome At RedState.com" [1]. The first thing to note is that we might be getting an inkling of how the left/Democrats deal with the issue of Juan Hernandez, the John McCain staff member who's a former cabinet-level official with the Mexican government.

John McCain asked about Juan Hernandez, doesn't denounce his views - 01/27/08

Via this, someone went to a John McCain appearance in Florida and asked him about his Hispanic outreach director Juan Hernandez, a dual citizen who's also a former official with the Mexican government.

Ask John McCain about his Hispanic outreach director, Juan Hernandez (former Mexican government official) - 01/25/08

John McCain's Hispanic outreach director [1] is Juan Hernandez, a U.S.-Mexico dual citizen and former Mexican government official who said the following in 2001 about Mexican immigrants to the U.S.: "I want the third generation, the seventh generation, I want them all to think 'Mexico first.'" He also said [2]: "We must not only have a free flow of goods and services, but also start working for a free flow of people." Now, he's working for John McCain. However, what McCain knows is that no one in the MSM is ever going to question his hiring accepting the volunteer efforts of [3] a pro-...

ACLU, LULAC, ACORN, SVREP endorsed Dallas April 1 illegal immigration march - 04/02/07

On Sunday, April 1, the "Rally for the New American Family" was held in Dallas to support "comprehensive immigration reform", aka a massive amnesty for illegal aliens. Last year's event (the one where George P. Bush was scheduled to speak) had as many as 500,000 illegal aliens and their supporters marching through that city's streets; this year it might have been as little as 1% or less of that amount. The national ACLU and other questionable organizations endorsed the march, and one of the speakers was dual citizen, Mexican partisan, and former Vicente Fox cabinet member Juan Hernandez. The...

Immigrants rally for rights, unity - 04/02/07

Dallas Morning News/Dianne Solis,Stella Chavez, Katherine Leal Unmuth (contributed)/[[April 2, 2007]]/ link

STRIVE Act: MALDEF, Juan Hernandez, ANLA support; Chertoff kinda - 03/24/07

Without refering to Flake-Gutierrez specifically, DHS Secretary Michael Chertoff reiterated his support for "guest" worker scheme: "[The new laws should] bring them out, register them ... and make sure as a condition that they pay their debt to society for having broken the law... What I'm talking about is a common sense policy... We have to be tough. We have to be humane.

Jeff Flake, Luis Guitierrez STRIVE amnesty: America's new favorite comedy duo? - 03/22/07

[UPDATE: Send a free FAX about this here. Links to our full coverage about this below] Could Reps. Jeff Flake and Luis Guitierrez be the Abbott and Costello of a new generation?

FoxNews: "Illegal Alien Influx May Compromise Security" - 03/16/05

FoxNews is running a five-part series on the possible terrorism-related implications of our lax border policy. I haven't seen the video, but the report includes the following: "These people that are coming up here, including the undocumented, are good people that are enriching our lives. We do need them," said Juan Hernandez, a dual national and Texas resident who formerly represented Mexicans north of the border in the Mexican cabinet. And did he ever.

Bush now self-parody - 01/27/05

From yesterday's press conference: ...QUESTION: Mr. President, the Senate Republicans recently listed their priorities, and immigration reform wasn't on it. Do you think this means it's dead for this year? BUSH: No, I don't. QUESTION: And why are you having so much trouble with your own party... BUSH: No, I appreciate that question. It'll be one of my priorities. I believe it's necessary to reform the immigration system. I'm against amnesty. I've made that very clear.

Is the Onion based in Minneapolis? - 08/26/04

And, did one of their stories get loose and end up in a Minneapolis indie paper? The article "Mexicans Anticipate Consulate: Proposed center would be boon to immigrant community" would be funny if it weren't so sad.

"Bush Bill Would Aid Mexico's Meddling in U.S." - 02/19/04

From Mark Krikorian in Newsday: There has been much well-deserved criticism of President George W. Bush's proposed amnesty and guestworker plan. But its possible effect on America's sovereignty has seldom been mentioned, even though that may be the most harmful in the long term. Although the president's proposal is not specific to Mexico, it would benefit that nation the most.

Winning friends and influencing people - 08/12/03

What do you think of these statements? "By populating the United States with millions of Canadians who are tied economically, politically and linguistically to Canada, we are able to exert enormous influence and pressure on U.S. policy and its dealings with Canada." "By populating the United States with millions of French who are tied economically, politically and linguistically to France, we are able to exert enormous influence and pressure on U.S.