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The extended entry has a disturbing article that appeared in the apparently considered-mainstream journal "Black Issues in Higher Education". For future reference. This is especially an interesting article for MEChA/reconquista apologists. Building Aztlan: Chicano Movement Springs Back to Life Rodriguez, Roberto. Black Issues in Higher Education Reston:Apr 4, 1996. Vol. 13, Iss. 3, p.
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 --5/2/06:
From /deseretnews . com/dn/view/0,1249,635200794,00.html: Native Utahn David Timmins makes it clear up front that he has no personal issue with Mexico or the Mexican people. During a well-traveled career as a U.S. foreign service officer, he lived for a time in Mexico and says he enjoyed his posting there immensely. But in light of the current consternation over immigration, the Harvard-educated diplomat thinks it's applicable to the debate to bring up something he learned while he lived south of the border.
The WashTimes offers an overview in "Mexican aliens seek to retake 'stolen' land" that even Kevin Drum (washingtonmonthly. com/archives/individual/2006_04/008581.php) could understand: La reconquista, a radical movement calling for Mexico to "reconquer" America's Southwest, has stepped out of the shadows at recent immigration-reform protests nationwide as marchers held signs saying, "Uncle Sam Stole Our Land!" and waved Mexico's flag. Even as organizers urged marchers to display U.S. flags, the theme of reclaiming "stolen" land remained strong. One popular banner read: "If you think I'm...
The Los Angeles Times' offers a four(!)-screener from Peter Wallsten entitled "Immigrant Issues Are Personal for Bush" (link). I believe the best way to characterize it is as a lame attempt to further divide Bush from his base. The subtext of the article is that the latter are opposed to illegal immigration because - quite unlike Bush - they're opposed to Hispanics or Mexicans.
Most definitely you can. Assuming that is, of course, that you want heavily biased yellow reportage such as that featured in "Across the country, many mobilize against illegal immigration" (link).
Mark Krikorian offers "L'Intifada en Los Estados Unidos" (link), which discusses a few points previously made here: 1. The guest/temporary worker schemes will result in millions of people coming here to stay. 2. Those millions - mostly from Mexico - will give that country even more power over us than they already have. 3. If we tried to kick them out, it would result in civil unrest similar to that in Paris.
Here's an excerpt from a July 20, 1982 column from Mexican newspaper Excelsior. Of course, this is just one reconquista's opinion, but it no doubt reflects how much of the elite of Mexico thinks:
The Vail Daily newspaper offers up "Migrant brings his family to Colorado" (vaildaily . com/article/20050627/NEWS/106270018). It's truly a charming tale of someone who's been working illegally in the U.S. for 13 years, doing the field work that Americans won't do. Now, he's brought his whole family here: wife and four kids. They entered on tourist visas, but they're staying and three of the kids will be going to school. He's going to have to find an additional job to pay for their clothing and books.
I had no idea this was going on, but UCLA's Bruin Alumni Association has been going to Los Angeles mayoral candidate Antonio Villaraigosa's campaign appearances trying to get him to renounce the racial separatist organization MEChA. AV was president of the UCLA chapter of that group. There's much more on their attempts and AV's militant past here.
WND has a picture of a billboard for Los Angeles TV station KRCA (62 UHF). The billboard contains the words "Los Angeles, CA". Except, the "CA" part has been crossed out and replaced with the word "MEXICO." And, a Mexican monument has been superimposed on the L.A. skyline. The subtitle of the ad reads: "Your City. Your Team." Now, in the normal context of a local TV news broadcast that would be a normal slogan. However, in this context the bit about "Your City" takes on a whole new meaning.
Allan Wall wants to know: The Mexican government is engaged in a deliberate strategy to influence American immigration policy, increase the population of Mexicans in the United States, slow their assimilation and retain their loyalty to Mexico. This is no secret conspiracy -- Mexican leaders speak openly of it. It is already bearing fruit. If allowed to continue, the inevitable outcome will be effective control of U.S.
The Chicago Tribune's Alfredo Lanier attempts to counter Samuel Huntington's 'The Hispanic Challenge' in the editorial 'Latino migration dividing America'.
[UPDATE: The link doesn't work anymore, here's an archive, full quote below.] KCET's Life & Times did a report a while back featuring California State Assemblyman Gil Cedillo, who created a bill to give driver's licenses to illegal aliens. "For public safety." Yeah, right.