Skip to comments.(..)Anheuser-Buschís Support for Group Promoting Driverís Licenses for Illegal Aliens
Posted on 11/16/2007 3:54:31 AM PST by radar101
Falls Church, Virginia- Peter Flaherty, President of the National Legal and Policy Center (NLPC), today announced that the group has filed a shareholder proposal for consideration by Anheuser-Busch shareholders.
The proposal asks the company to disclose its charitable contributions, and provide a rationale for each, especially for controversial grantees, such as the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund (MALDEF). The supporting statement notes that the company has been MALDEFs largest corporate supporter in recent years, and states:
MALDEF favors the issuance of drivers licenses to illegal immigrants, and sued the state of Virginia to allow illegal immigrants to attend state universities at the in-state tuition rate.
Flaherty said, A big public company like Anheuser-Busch should not be bankrolling a group on one side of such a contentious public policy issue. Public opinion polls show that a large majority opposes giving drivers licenses to illegal immigrants. Undoubtedly, this large majority includes many Anheuser-Busch shareholders, customers and employees.
Flaherty continued, A drivers license is a gateway document. In the hands of an illegal alien, it can help facilitate public benefit fraud, voter fraud, and compromise national security.
A publication titled Immigrant Access to State Drivers Licenses: A Toolkit for Advocates (http://www.nclr.org/content/publications/download/1073) is identified as being prepared by MALDEF and four other groups.
The relationship between Anheuser-Busch and MALDEF appears to go beyond financial support.
Los Angeles attorney Vilma Martinez has served as an Anheuser-Busch director since 1983. From 1973 to 1983, she was MALDEF president and general counsel. During her MALDEF tenure, she won a major victory in the form of the landmark Plyler v. Doe Supreme Court case in 1982, which guaranteed a right of illegal aliens to attend public schools at taxpayer expense.
In 1994, while an Anheuser-Busch director, Martinez was hired by the Los Angeles Unified School District to challenge, in state courts, Proposition 187, which would have denied certain public benefits to illegal aliens. That suit was superseded by a successful challenge to Prop 187 in federal court by MALDEF and others.
Anheuser-Buschs website previously highlighted a claim that it is the only major brewer still American owned, with over 95% of our stock held by American investors. The website also previously carried a special logo with the Anheuser-Busch trademark ringed with the words, AMERICAN OWNED. BORN HERE. BREWED HERE. (Not highlighted is the fact that Anheuser-Busch owns 50% of Modelo, a Mexican company and the brewer of Corona.)
Flaherty charged, When trying to sell us beer, Anheuser-Busch has made very direct appeals to our concepts of birthright and nationalism. But at the same time, the company is joined at the hip with MALDEF, which more than any other single entity is responsible for undermining our sovereignty and flooding the country with illegal aliens.
NLPC promotes ethics in public life, and sponsors the Corporate Integrity Project.
Good thing I like German beer.
That’s why I haven’t owned Busch stock for decades, nor will I even drink their beer — even if I still DRANK beer — which I rarely do anymore.
Heck, if there’s to be drunk Mexicans on our roads, AB wants to be the beer of choice.
Mexicans drink their goat pi$$? What a surprise.
....in my state (North Carolina) drunk illegals are running over and killing people every week....and A-B wants to make it easier for them to get behind the wheel?!!
I used to go to these crashes.
An Illegal’s schedule:
Work 40 hours, live in spider-hole #3 at the dump.
Save up some cash, buy a Junker car for $500 cash.
Have NO license, NO registration, No Ensegoro (Insurance)-but the car runs!
Friday, Boss pays in cash
First Stop—store for Buzz-Y-Sir!
Just a week or so ago, my niece was driving in NC with her three kids in the car. She was broadsided by a drunk illegal. No license, no car registration, no insurance. Her car was totaled.
The police told her all they could do was arrest him for the DUI.
AB needs a boycott.
Gotta go take an aspirin now.
....what happened to your niece is a daily occurance but the papers don’t publicize it enough....they get accused by the Hispanic activist groups of being racist....an acquaintence of mine got hit by a wetback who HAD insurance....he goes to get his car fixed and the insurance company says “we got to talk to our insured before we can cut the check and we can’t locate him”....guess where the insured is....he took off back to Mexico!
It’s a shame when our corporations act so infantile in supporting their personal agenda in running their business while outright lying to the public in professing their support of America.
It’s as if the people running these businesses as well as government never mentally got past the age of 16. And it’s scary.
I miss adults.
As usual, no pings over the weekend...
Good article. Somewhat demeaning but mostly on point.
There are SO MANY good beers today—why drink A/B’s garbage?
Wait ‘til the Mexican truck drivers get here.
Boycott Bub -— That won’t be hard. I never liked the swill anyway.
Funny it aways gave me the runs!! :) But I haven't drank anything but a little wine with dinner in about 17 years.
Why do you think the company keeps those huge horses around?