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Hispanics threaten California boycott over license bill veto
sacbee ^ | 9-24-04 | michele morgante

Posted on 09/24/2004 6:51:18 PM PDT by LouAvul

SAN DIEGO (AP) - Angered by Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's veto this week of a bill to allow illegal immigrants to drive legally in California, Hispanic leaders and pro-immigrant groups are organizing protests and a national boycott of the state in their campaign to win the licenses.

Supporters of the bill, which was approved by the Democratic-controlled Legislature, said the Republican governor will pay a political price for reneging on promises to reach a compromise. They charge that Schwarzenegger belatedly added a demand that such licenses be specifically marked to differentiate them from licenses held by U.S. citizens and legal residents, a suggestion many said would encourage discrimination and persecution.

"If this is the posture the governor wants to take, then our community is going to be forced to kick it up a notch," said Nativo Lopez, president of the Mexican American Political Association and Hermandad Mexicana, based in Southern California.

Lopez, who led a one-day state boycott in December over the same issue, said he will organize a national boycott to drive convention business away from such popular destinations as San Diego, Los Angeles, Anaheim and San Francisco.

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KEYWORDS: ab2895; aliens; boycott; cedillo; driverslicense; schwarzenegger; unions
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Boo freaking hoo. I sure it will hurt. NOT!
1 posted on 09/24/2004 6:51:18 PM PDT by LouAvul
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To: LouAvul

(just finishing filling the barf bucket) --- is this not amazing??? ILLEGAL, NON-U.S. CITIZENS, LAW BREAKERS, coming into this country and complaining because someone is making them obey the law?????

Why, how outrageous! What an infraction of their "illegal civil liberties"...where is the ACLU on this one ????

The inmates are truly running the crazy house now!


2 posted on 09/24/2004 6:53:50 PM PDT by EagleUSA
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To: LouAvul

What a load of cr*p. They'll have to consume and pruchase commodities, or starve. Other states won't be so sympathetic to them as even CA is. Try heading over to the good 'ol south, and see how far that gets ya.

This is funny stuff. If they're illegals, ship 'em out anyway - go home.


3 posted on 09/24/2004 6:54:11 PM PDT by Gary - Peters (Kerry Insecure to relinquish Congressional Job.)
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To: LouAvul
"...he will organize a national boycott to drive convention business away from such popular destinations as San Diego, Los Angeles, Anaheim and San Francisco."

How many other cities and towns remain in California alone?

Why defend criminals? Why not expend this effort into finding a way for immigrants to pursue the American Dream legally?
4 posted on 09/24/2004 6:55:02 PM PDT by Chummy ("I Rather Know when I See BS." RepublicanAttackSquad.biz: "A vote 4 Kerry is a vote 4 Osama")
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To: EagleUSA

Uh oh...lawns are going to go unmowed. And buy Produce futures!


5 posted on 09/24/2004 6:55:35 PM PDT by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: LouAvul

What? Wetbacks will boycott California now? Let them swim to Hawaii or Alaska, if that's closer!


6 posted on 09/24/2004 6:55:52 PM PDT by Revolting cat! ("In the end, nothing explains anything!")
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To: LouAvul

The blackmail begins and another cottage industry springs up.
I wonder who the jerky jesse jackson of the illegals is gong to be.


7 posted on 09/24/2004 6:55:54 PM PDT by Dad2Angels
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To: LouAvul

t.s.


8 posted on 09/24/2004 6:56:21 PM PDT by ladyjane
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To: LouAvul

Boycott WHAT?! Social Services?????


9 posted on 09/24/2004 6:56:38 PM PDT by SteveMcKing
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To: LouAvul

Does this mean no more "for spanish press 1 - For english press 2" when I call a business? Please say it is so!!!


10 posted on 09/24/2004 6:56:53 PM PDT by dubie
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To: LouAvul
Why is this an issue with hispanics? The message should be that we let thousands in with no regard and then provide any and/or all their needs without them being part of the legal American system that they seek to live off of? Geesh...go figure. I am all for helping the little guy. But I don't want to bottle feed whole families for their entire stay here in the U.S.A.
11 posted on 09/24/2004 6:57:08 PM PDT by LadyShallott ("An armed society is a polite society."~Robert A. Heinlein)
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To: SteveMcKing
No wait-- they're already boycotting English.
12 posted on 09/24/2004 6:57:36 PM PDT by SteveMcKing
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To: LouAvul

Imagine if 10 million Americans flooded into Mexico then demanded free health care, free education, drivers licenses and a full array of social benefits...


13 posted on 09/24/2004 6:57:48 PM PDT by Guillermo (It's tough being a Miami Dolphins fan)
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To: LouAvul

Are they threatening to not vote?


14 posted on 09/24/2004 6:58:32 PM PDT by zkbeta51
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To: LouAvul

Great idea for a movie. Call it "Un Dia Sin Gringos." Or would it be "Un Dia Fuera Gringos?" Anyway it follows Jose and Julio as they sit on the median strip outside Home Depot waiting for work, wondering where all the gringos are. Surprise! They're all gone. Jose and Julio drink beer and smoke and at the end of the day head back to Mexico.


15 posted on 09/24/2004 6:59:26 PM PDT by atomic_dog
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To: SteveMcKing

LOL.

Yeah, boycott Emergency rooms for a month you leeches.


16 posted on 09/24/2004 6:59:59 PM PDT by 1_Inch_Group
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To: LouAvul

What part of illegal is it that these people don't understand.


17 posted on 09/24/2004 7:00:06 PM PDT by BIGZ
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To: LouAvul

Lord they are dumb. The hand waving talk a mile a minute crowd has never learned the anglo reaction pattern.


18 posted on 09/24/2004 7:01:21 PM PDT by AEMILIUS PAULUS (Further, the statement assumed)
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To: Dad2Angels
The blackmail begins and another cottage industry springs up. I wonder who the jerky jesse jackson of the illegals is gong to be.

Lee Baca.

The last time they did this, the only ones who participated were the kids who gt a free day off of school (even though it cost the schools thousands -- but the state got to keep it).

Idiots.

19 posted on 09/24/2004 7:01:51 PM PDT by freedumb2003 (<font type=1972 IBM>I <change typeballs>am<change typeballs> Buckhead)
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To: Guillermo

John Kerry voted for giving drivers licenses to illegals before he voted against it.


20 posted on 09/24/2004 7:01:55 PM PDT by John Lenin
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To: LouAvul

Darn the bad luck!


21 posted on 09/24/2004 7:02:36 PM PDT by SmithL (Vietnam-era Vet - Still fighting Hillary's half-vast left-wing conspiracy)
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To: ProtectOurFreedom
Uh oh...lawns are going to go unmowed. And buy Produce futures!

That’s the sort of thing I routinely hear. Meanwhile, I live in Irvine and mow my own lawn. It takes less than 10 minutes with a push-mower because it’s so small. That includes sweeping, raking, picking up the clippings – the works.

Also used to pick strawberries and tomatoes for summer jobs as a high-schooler (and even into my early 20’s). It’s not “sexy” work. It’s tedious. It isn’t fun. Your hands will be stained red for a month. But it isn’t the end of the world either.

Bottom line is that there are a sufficient number of Stupid White People that have never done those things that think those jobs are horribly difficult to do – they’re simply not.

Whatever. If they’re that dopey they deserve whatever they get.

22 posted on 09/24/2004 7:05:53 PM PDT by Who dat?
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To: LadyShallott

Hispanics that have either legally immigrated and attained citizenship and those born here that attend school and work hard to advance their lives I have typically found to be against amnesty or issues like driver's licenses for illegal immigrants.

Those that travel here illegally or support those that do, those that refuse to learn our language or celebrate American festivities, typically line up to support amnesty and driver's licenses.

This isn't the united issue in the community some would have people believe.

I doubt Arnold is terribly worried. The majority of people threatening to boycott can't vote, given the small exception of voter fraud. They need to purchase American products to survive and they need to continue working to send money back to their families in Mexico. I'm glad he appears to be standing form on this issue.


23 posted on 09/24/2004 7:09:54 PM PDT by Soul Seeker
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To: Revolting cat!

LOL!


24 posted on 09/24/2004 7:21:08 PM PDT by LouAvul
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To: LouAvul

Isn't that what they were trying to accomplish?


25 posted on 09/24/2004 7:22:02 PM PDT by Brilliant
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To: LouAvul

Self-centered attitude.

"Ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you
(Mexican Am.) can do for your (US) country".


26 posted on 09/24/2004 7:22:09 PM PDT by Finalapproach29er ({about the news media} "We'll tell you any sh** you want hear" : Howard Beale --> NETWORK)
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To: Soul Seeker; All

If the illegals were given these DL's, could they then try to register to vote in California using motor-voter??


27 posted on 09/24/2004 7:22:27 PM PDT by musicman
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To: LouAvul
Hispanics threaten California boycott over license bill veto

If only...

Maybe the illegals could start by boycotting CA and going back to whatever countries they came from -- ILLEGALLY.

28 posted on 09/24/2004 7:25:10 PM PDT by wayne_shrugged
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To: LouAvul
What exactly is a "national boycott of the state"?

Can we assume then that the ones who are there will all go back home?

29 posted on 09/24/2004 7:28:08 PM PDT by Slump Tester (John Kerry - When even your best still isn't good enough)
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To: Soul Seeker
It's funny as hell to drive by a Texas or Californian construction site and yell out the window "La Migra" (immigration!) as loudly as you can.

Watch 'em haul ass out the back door and across the yard.
30 posted on 09/24/2004 7:32:55 PM PDT by Gary - Peters (Kerry Insecure to relinquish Congressional Job.)
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To: EagleUSA
Good maybe they can leave! Shame though the spray paint graffiti is a nice touch and the Third world look of sections of LA will be a nice reminder of their passing.
31 posted on 09/24/2004 7:33:49 PM PDT by Fast1 (Kerry for an Islamic America..)
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To: LouAvul
I want the federal government to enforce existing immigration laws now. The proposals of amnesty that are circulating only encourage more illegals to surface here. Either follow the process for legal entry or be deported. It's that simple.

Boycotts usually result in a backlash.

32 posted on 09/24/2004 7:34:16 PM PDT by afnamvet (Tuy Hoa AB RVN 68-69 Jet Noise...The Sound of Freedom!)
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To: musicman

Legally you can only vote if a citizen, but polling spots typically will only ask for a driver's license to prove that citizenship. It would make it easier to pull off voter fraud, as well as scam all our federal programs. A driver's license is esstinally a national I.D. card that will gain you access to near anything in our system.


33 posted on 09/24/2004 7:35:30 PM PDT by Soul Seeker
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To: LouAvul

Arnold said from the beginning that he wanted the licenses to be clearly marked do indicate that the driver was NOT a citizen.

This was NOT a late addition. The Mecla group is out- right lying.


34 posted on 09/24/2004 7:37:01 PM PDT by ridesthemiles (ridesthemiles)
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To: BIGZ
What part of illegal is it that these people don't understand.

Every part.

35 posted on 09/24/2004 7:37:05 PM PDT by spodefly (A bunny-slippered operative in the Vast Right-Wing Pajama Party.)
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To: LouAvul

As a hispanic Californian may I say to these so-called leaders, "Go to Hell."


36 posted on 09/24/2004 7:38:42 PM PDT by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all)
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To: Guillermo

...and the right to vote


37 posted on 09/24/2004 7:38:46 PM PDT by tubebender (If I had known I would live this long I would have taken better care of myself...)
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To: LouAvul

Let's hope he does and that our political "leaders" that have been ducking on this for so long then begin to face the truth and do something about the actual problems. There is no right to be here illegally; there is no right to vote here illegally. The great majority of Americans want something done about this ever-growing illegality and mostly, with few exceptions, what we have seen thus far by elected officials is ducking and avoidance.


38 posted on 09/24/2004 7:40:22 PM PDT by AmericanVictory (Should we be more like them, or they like us?)
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To: LouAvul
So, maybe they'll spend some of that money in the US rather than sending it back to Mejico. Great! Of course, El Presidedente Fox don want no dollars to stay in the US because that hurts his cut.

So the criminals are going to protest, so what? When are the black thug demagogs going to get replaced by folks who realize that wetback criminals take jobs from unemployed youth in the black ghettos?

39 posted on 09/24/2004 7:42:12 PM PDT by Tacis (When Kerry Farts, You Can Hear McAuliffe's Voice And Smell Lockhart's Breath!)
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To: calcowgirl

Ping...


40 posted on 09/24/2004 7:45:11 PM PDT by tubebender (If I had known I would live this long I would have taken better care of myself...)
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To: Tacis

I say boycott all you want, just do it in Mexico.


41 posted on 09/24/2004 7:46:06 PM PDT by Ginifer
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To: LouAvul

I've been boycotting California for years.


42 posted on 09/24/2004 7:47:23 PM PDT by RobRoy (You only "know" what you experience. Everything else is mere belief.)
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To: LouAvul
Let's make it a meaningful boycott this time shall we?
Say... a year? That will teach those Californianos.

Oh yes, no trip to Baja this year for me either.

43 posted on 09/24/2004 7:50:22 PM PDT by Publius6961 (I, also, don't do diplomacy.)
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To: LouAvul

Mexicans passing through the State of California can use their Mexican drivers licence for most normal identification needs. There is no reason for a foreign national to have a State identification document.


44 posted on 09/24/2004 7:54:02 PM PDT by capitan_refugio
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To: LouAvul

They're going home and not coming back? I just don't get it - what part of ILLEGAL do they NOT understand? (That goes for our elected officials as well!) I am tired of American citizens being used as patsies.


45 posted on 09/24/2004 8:04:44 PM PDT by Libertina
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To: LouAvul

I hope they do. We'll see, once and for all, if the rhetoric of how much we need them is true.


46 posted on 09/24/2004 8:06:09 PM PDT by Hildy (John Edwards is to Dick Cheney what Potsie was to the Fonz.)
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To: LouAvul
Hermandad Mexicana

The Mexican Brotherhood. Sounds like a nice pro American group.

47 posted on 09/24/2004 8:07:47 PM PDT by Hacksaw (You can judge a man by the members of his bump list.)
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To: LouAvul

By the way, could you boycott the entire USA while yer at it. This coupled with the massive exodus of libs after Nov. will be welcomed.


48 posted on 09/24/2004 8:13:27 PM PDT by Waco
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To: LouAvul
Hispanic leaders and pro-immigrant groups are organizing protests and a national boycott of the state in their campaign to win the licenses..

Does that mean that illegals will stop coming into CA from Mexico because of the boycott?

HAHAHAHAHAHA!

49 posted on 09/24/2004 8:14:32 PM PDT by George Smiley (The only 180 that Kerry hasn't done is the one that would release ALL his military records.)
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To: LouAvul

Proud Hispanic U.S Citizen, Republican. Got my 1976 Bi-Centennial Citizenship Certificate, U.S. passport, Genuine Flori-Da Broward County Drivers license. Voter's Reg. signed by Miram Oliphant. Ooops! Me and 575 friends put Dubya Over the Top in 2k. Play it again.... I support ID's particularly in California.


50 posted on 09/24/2004 8:16:55 PM PDT by Calusa (One Nation Gone Under.)
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