Skip to comments.Hispanics threaten California boycott over license bill veto
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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(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!
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.
Uh oh...lawns are going to go unmowed. And buy Produce futures!
What? Wetbacks will boycott California now? Let them swim to Hawaii or Alaska, if that's closer!
The blackmail begins and another cottage industry springs up.
I wonder who the jerky jesse jackson of the illegals is gong to be.
Boycott WHAT?! Social Services?????
Does this mean no more "for spanish press 1 - For english press 2" when I call a business? Please say it is so!!!
Imagine if 10 million Americans flooded into Mexico then demanded free health care, free education, drivers licenses and a full array of social benefits...
Are they threatening to not vote?
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.
Yeah, boycott Emergency rooms for a month you leeches.
What part of illegal is it that these people don't understand.
Lord they are dumb. The hand waving talk a mile a minute crowd has never learned the anglo reaction pattern.
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).
John Kerry voted for giving drivers licenses to illegals before he voted against it.