Skip to comments.Cesar Chavez Would Not Have Supported Amnesty for Illegals
Posted on 04/08/2010 1:41:37 PM PDT by AJKauf
The National Council of La Raza (NCLR) recently issued a statement urging Congress to pass comprehensive immigration reform.
No surprise there. The nations largest Latino advocacy organization has long been a vocal proponent of such reform. It is especially fond of a major component a pathway to earned legal status for illegal immigrants if they make amends for the infraction of entering the country illegally by meeting certain conditions.
What was unusual was the marketing behind the plea. The statement came on March 31, and the organization urged that Congress pass comprehensive immigration reform in recognition of the birthday of the late civil rights leader Cesar Chavez.
Ive studied and written about Chavez and the United Farm Workers (UFW) union the labor leader co-founded for more than 20 years. I also grew up in the same San Joaquin Valley where so much of the UFW drama played out. And honestly, at first, I thought the statement was a parody. As Ill explain in more detail in a moment, the historical record shows that Chavez was a fierce opponent of illegal immigration, and so its unlikely that hed have looked favorably on a plan to legalize millions of illegal immigrants....
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You’re arguing with the same people who think that Che Guevara was a tolerant human being. Good luck!
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We don’t need reform. We need the laws we already have enforced.