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(..)Anheuser-Buschís Support for Group Promoting Driverís Licenses for Illegal Aliens
NLPC ^ | November 15, 2007 | Not Identified

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 MALDEF’s largest corporate supporter in recent years, and states:

“MALDEF favors the issuance of driver’s 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 driver’s licenses to illegal immigrants. Undoubtedly, this large majority includes many Anheuser-Busch shareholders, customers and employees.”

Flaherty continued, “A driver’s 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 Driver’s 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 That suit was superseded by a successful challenge to Prop 187 in federal court by MALDEF and others.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-Busch’s 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.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Foreign Affairs; Politics/Elections; US: Virginia
KEYWORDS: aliens; anheuserbusch; beer; driverslicenses; illegalimmigration; illegals; immigrantlist; maldef; nlpc
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1 posted on 11/16/2007 3:54:33 AM PST by radar101
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To: radar101

Good thing I like German beer.


2 posted on 11/16/2007 3:58:07 AM PST by ovrtaxt (You're a destiny that God wrapped a body around.)
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To: radar101

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.


3 posted on 11/16/2007 3:58:35 AM PST by Edit35
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To: radar101

Heck, if there’s to be drunk Mexicans on our roads, AB wants to be the beer of choice.


4 posted on 11/16/2007 4:01:58 AM PST by csvset
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To: Rock&RollRepublican

Mexicans drink their goat pi$$? What a surprise.


5 posted on 11/16/2007 4:02:10 AM PST by henkster (The koran is "Mein Kampf" written in funny curlie-Q's)
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To: radar101

....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?!!


6 posted on 11/16/2007 4:03:33 AM PST by STONEWALLS
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To: csvset

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!


7 posted on 11/16/2007 4:11:27 AM PST by radar101 (Duncan Hunter-The only possibility)
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To: STONEWALLS
....in my state (North Carolina) drunk illegals are running over and killing people every week....

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.

8 posted on 11/16/2007 4:11:51 AM PST by Corin Stormhands (NaNoWriMo Word Count : 18,715/50,000)
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To: Corin Stormhands

http://www.newswithviews.com/Stoddard/david8.htm


9 posted on 11/16/2007 4:12:50 AM PST by radar101 (Duncan Hunter-The only possibility)
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To: radar101

AB needs a boycott.


10 posted on 11/16/2007 4:14:05 AM PST by jmaroneps37 (Conservatives live in the truth. Liberals live in lies.)
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To: jmaroneps37
I've been boycotting Bud for more years than they've wanted open borders. The name Budweiser gives me a splitting headache.

Gotta go take an aspirin now.

11 posted on 11/16/2007 4:24:47 AM PST by Muleteam1
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To: Corin Stormhands

....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!


12 posted on 11/16/2007 4:37:04 AM PST by STONEWALLS
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To: radar101

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.


13 posted on 11/16/2007 4:43:11 AM PST by freekitty ((May the eagles long fly our beautiful and free American sky.))
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14 posted on 11/16/2007 4:44:39 AM PST by bcsco ("The American Indians found out what happens when you don't control immigration.")
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To: radar101

Good article. Somewhat demeaning but mostly on point.


15 posted on 11/16/2007 5:13:25 AM PST by raybbr (You think it's bad now - wait till the anchor babies start to vote.)
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To: radar101

There are SO MANY good beers today—why drink A/B’s garbage?


16 posted on 11/16/2007 5:25:06 AM PST by Flintlock
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To: STONEWALLS

Wait ‘til the Mexican truck drivers get here.


17 posted on 11/16/2007 5:26:29 AM PST by Leisler (RNC, RINO National Committee. Always was, always will be.)
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To: radar101

Boycott Bub -— That won’t be hard. I never liked the swill anyway.


18 posted on 11/16/2007 5:27:49 AM PST by bmwcyle (BOMB, BOMB, BOMB,.......BOMB, BOMB IRAN)
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To: Muleteam1
The name Budweiser gives me a splitting headache

Funny it aways gave me the runs!! :) But I haven't drank anything but a little wine with dinner in about 17 years.

19 posted on 11/16/2007 8:03:47 AM PST by org.whodat (What's the difference between a Democrat and a republican????)
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To: henkster

Why do you think the company keeps those huge horses around?


20 posted on 11/16/2007 8:27:43 AM PST by tracer
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