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Holder says (to National Council of La Raza) civil rights ‘under renewed threat’
The Hill ^ | 7/07/12 | Meghashyam Mali

Posted on 07/07/2012 4:32:53 PM PDT by Libloather

Holder says civil rights ‘under renewed threat’
By Meghashyam Mali - 07/07/12 06:35 PM ET

In an address to the National Council of La Raza convention in Las Vegas on Saturday, Attorney General Eric Holder told the Hispanic advocacy group that the gains of the Civil Rights era were coming “under renewed threat,” and touted the administration’s efforts in protecting the rights of minority groups and immigrants.

“Many of you know this firsthand – and have felt the impact of division, and even discrimination, in your own lives,” said Holder in his address, according to prepared remarks released by the Justice Department.”

The attorney general pledged that the civil rights advocacy group would “never have a more committed partner than the United States Department of Justice” and touted the administration’s record on those issues.

In particular, Holder highlighted the Supreme Court’s ruling last week striking down much of Arizona’s law targeting illegal immigration.

In a 5-3 ruling, the court rejected most provisions of the law, but let stand a key measure allowing police to check the legal status of those stopped on suspicion of committing unrelated offenses.

Holder said with the decision, the justices were “confirming the federal government’s exclusive authority to regulate with regard to immigration issues.”

But Holder, expressed concerns over the provision left standing. “We’ll work to ensure – as the Court affirmed – that such laws cannot be seen as a license to engage in racial profiling. And we’ll continue to enforce federal prohibitions against racial and ethnic discrimination, in order – as President Obama has promised – to “uphold our tradition as a nation of laws and a nation of immigrants,” he said.

The attorney general also touted the administration’s decision to halt the deportation of some young illegal immigrants, a move popular within the Hispanic community, calling it “a significant – and long-overdue – improvement to our nation’s immigration policy.”

Holder said the next step was for lawmakers to push through more comprehensive immigration reform and he said the administration would “keep working with Congressional leaders – from both parties – to advance the passage of critical legislation like the DREAM Act.”

Holder's address to the prominent Hispanic organization comes as both President Obama and presumptive GOP nominee Mitt Romney’s campaigns boost their efforts to win over voters from the key demographic. Hispanics hold sway in many pivotal battleground states, adding to their importance this election cycle.

Polls, however, show Hispanics overwhelmingly backing Obama, bolstered in part by the decision to change deportation rules.

Holder told the civil rights group that the DOJ would remain vigilant to protect the rights of all Americans.

“Over the past three years, our Civil Rights Division has filed more criminal civil rights cases than during any other period in its history – including record numbers of human trafficking, hate crimes, and police misconduct cases,” said Holder, pledging that such efforts would remain a "top priority" for the department.

The Obama administration is also sending Vice President Biden to the convention. He is scheduled to speak on Tuesday.

Romney, however, will not be attending, and chose instead to send a surrogate, former Commerce Secretary Carlos Gutierrez. Gutierrez was not given a speaking role and instead met with attendees at the conference.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: civilrights; holder; holderspeech; hussein; laraza; rights; threat
La Raza

They aren't considered a terrorist organization yet?

1 posted on 07/07/2012 4:33:04 PM PDT by Libloather
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To: Libloather

“Civil rights” is evidently code for “license to steal elections.”


2 posted on 07/07/2012 4:36:34 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Government is the religion of the sociopath.)
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To: Libloather

Romney, however, will not be attending, and chose instead to send a surrogate, former Commerce Secretary Carlos Gutierrez.
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So, Romney is blowing off the Hispanic vote. That’s smart. (/s)


3 posted on 07/07/2012 4:37:21 PM PDT by pistolpackinpapa (Why is it that you never see any Obama bumper stickers on cars going to work in the mornings?)
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To: Libloather

Racists. Aka “Holder’s people.”


4 posted on 07/07/2012 4:38:53 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (ObamaCare is only the beginning. It's all downhill from here.)
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To: pistolpackinpapa

Now that “ DeathCare “ has “passed” the SC ....the RinoCracy has no need for Romney. Romney was their ace-in-the-hole if the SC tanked the bill.

Watch him walk away from the campaign.


5 posted on 07/07/2012 4:41:18 PM PDT by mo (If you understand, no explanation is needed. If you don't understand, no explanation is possible.)
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To: Libloather

It would be nice if the Department of Justice was as concerned about the rights of American Citizens as they are of illegals.


6 posted on 07/07/2012 4:43:17 PM PDT by pineybill
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To: pistolpackinpapa
So, Romney is blowing off the Hispanic vote. That’s smart. (/s)

Romney should be speaking before La Raza, telling them about the hundreds of Mexican citizens have been killed as a result of Holder's "Fast and Furious" program.

7 posted on 07/07/2012 4:46:38 PM PDT by GreenHornet
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To: Libloather

Funny, he told the Black Panthers in Philadelphia the same thing after he found complaints of their efforts to protect the polls to be racially motivated and not worth investigating.


8 posted on 07/07/2012 4:47:03 PM PDT by theBuckwheat
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To: Libloather

Joseph Goebbels with a tan.


9 posted on 07/07/2012 4:48:11 PM PDT by Argus
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The Attorney General of the USA addresses an organization called “The Race.” How nice. A Black racist addresses an organization of Mexican racists. How much lower can we go?


10 posted on 07/07/2012 4:54:24 PM PDT by Godwin1
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

Eeeffff you Holder ....Marxist piece of Strunz


11 posted on 07/07/2012 4:55:51 PM PDT by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: Libloather

Ah never mind i’ll just get in trouble for what i wanna say !


12 posted on 07/07/2012 4:58:37 PM PDT by ATOMIC_PUNK (Any man may make a mistake ; none but a fool will persist in it . { Latin proverb })
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To: Libloather

I would have to think that hispanics should be worried about black thugs playing the race war against them. I hope they know that holder and his boss will do nothing to a black man that is caught hurting a hispanic. It’s not like bammy did anything for 3 and a half years for LaRaza—only that he really needed their votes now did he mandate that deportions stop.


13 posted on 07/07/2012 5:02:26 PM PDT by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like it)
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To: Argus
Joseph Goebbels Heinrich Himmler with a tan.
14 posted on 07/07/2012 5:02:31 PM PDT by reg45 (Barack 0bama: Implementing class warfare by having no class!)
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To: Libloather

I think its funny hearing Holder complain about people’s civil rights being violated when he had NO problem with the Black Panthers intimidating voters in Philly in 2008..oh yeah I forgot, the Black Panthers are “Holders people.” I guess in Holder’s delusional mind, its OK to intimidate voters and infringe on their civil rights, as long as they are white and Republican


15 posted on 07/07/2012 5:07:45 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: Libloather
Only cowards hide behind race.

It means they are unable to compete on a level playing field.

Obama’s administration has set race relations back at least 80 - 90 years.

While Holder addresses “The Race”, he and Obama ignore the legions of inner city black youth born out of wedlock and turned feral to feed on their own communities to the detriment of all.

16 posted on 07/07/2012 5:09:20 PM PDT by Gabrial (The nightmare will continue as long as the nightmare is in the White House)
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To: GreenHornet
Romney should be speaking before La Raza, telling them about the hundreds of Mexican citizens have been killed as a result of Holder's "Fast and Furious" program.

Exactly what I thought.

I'm afraid Romney is a "lightweight" as a campaigner and might end up being as ineffective as McCain.

Romney has run for some office or another 22 times prior to running for President. He LOST 17 of those attempts. Need I say more.

17 posted on 07/07/2012 5:12:44 PM PDT by VideoDoctor
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To: pistolpackinpapa

They shouldn’t be taken seriously


18 posted on 07/07/2012 5:16:14 PM PDT by Carry me back
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To: VideoDoctor

The political history of Abraham Lincoln was filled with strike outs too... and so what.

It’s super PACs that will end up advertising things on behalf of Mitt Romney that Mitt doesn’t want to advertise himself.

Why should most American voting capable Hispanics even want Hispandering to illegales, anyhow? It would be like American blacks wanting pandering to undocumented Kenyans... oh, wait....


19 posted on 07/07/2012 5:16:46 PM PDT by raccoonnookkeeper (I keep raccoons in a nook!)
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To: reg45

Yours is better, especially the mustache.


20 posted on 07/07/2012 5:22:09 PM PDT by Argus
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To: Libloather
“uphold our tradition as a nation of laws"

Really? Let's see...

"the administration's decision to halt the deportation of some young illegal immigrants"

So much for that "nation of laws" bit, huh Eric?

But then again, you have never been much of anything past the backup to Jamie Gorelick and errand boy for Reno.

But that go-between for Marc Rich to get the pardon petition in the door of the White House without informing prosecutors of the pending pardon really opened things up for ya, huh?

Never mind Marc's sellout of the Iran hostages, right?

Or how about that time you helped negotiate the agreement with the Justice Department for Chiquita Brands International in that case of Chiquita's payment of "protection money" to the United Self-Defense Forces of Colombia, a group on the U.S. government's list of terrorist organizations?

It was your firm that represented Guantanamo inmates but Holder "never participated directly in the firm's Guantanamo work", and did not recuse himself from matters pertaining to it.

Dang, that sounds just like the crap he spouted about not knowing anything of Fast & Furious!

Yeah, it sounds just like it.

Probably just a coincidence, right?

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21 posted on 07/07/2012 5:41:11 PM PDT by TLI ( ITINERIS IMPENDEO VALHALLA)
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To: Libloather

Holder is right. He threatens a number of the first ten amendments and our rights under them.


22 posted on 07/07/2012 5:43:16 PM PDT by jimfree (In Nov 2012 my 12 y/o granddaughter will have more relevant executive experience than Barack Obama)
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To: Carry me back

They shouldn’t be taken seriously
______________________________________________________________Are you for real or did you just forget to include the sarcasm symbol?


23 posted on 07/07/2012 5:46:44 PM PDT by pistolpackinpapa (Why is it that you never see any Obama bumper stickers on cars going to work in the mornings?)
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To: Libloather

Holder is running for refuge amongst terrorists.


24 posted on 07/07/2012 5:52:32 PM PDT by JudgemAll (Democrats Fed. job-security Whorocracy & hate:hypocrites must be gay like us or be tested/crucified)
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To: Libloather
You bet like hell it is comrade holder... we have a racist as Commander in Chief and a racist conspirator as Attorney General. White and Christian Civil Rights are under an assault... Secretary asshat!

LLS

25 posted on 07/07/2012 5:55:56 PM PDT by LibLieSlayer (Don't Tread On Me)
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To: pistolpackinpapa

Romney should blow off La Raza and do so publicly. It is a racist, Anti-American criminal enterprise organized to overthrow the American government in about a quarter of the country.


26 posted on 07/07/2012 7:26:47 PM PDT by Inwoodian
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To: Libloather

What threat? It’s the other way around with them threatening us.


27 posted on 07/07/2012 8:38:50 PM PDT by bgill
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To: Libloather
Well The Razans have just recently lost the "Civil Right" to eat with metal utensils in the presence of his majesty.

Ya don't suppose those 300+ dead Mexican citizens had any relatives do ya?

28 posted on 07/07/2012 8:46:19 PM PDT by rawcatslyentist ("Behold, I am against you, O arrogant one," Jeremiah 50:31)
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To: Inwoodian

YES>..what YOU said. LaRaza doesn’t deserve the time from any freedom loving group....it would be like going to the CPUSA to give a speech.


29 posted on 07/07/2012 8:53:39 PM PDT by goodnesswins (What has happened to America?)
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‘......NATION OF LAWS....” Holder is sworn to uphold the nation’s immigration laws. He violates them every day. Holder is sworn to uphold the Defense of Marriage Act. He joins his lawless president in saying he won’t, in saying in effect, he will only enforce/obey laws he likes. What vile scum rule us now! How did this happen?


30 posted on 07/07/2012 9:54:48 PM PDT by Godwin1
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To: Libloather

It is a good thing most whites ‘don’t care about race’ as it is crammed down their throat.

Viva LaRaza!


31 posted on 07/08/2012 4:59:40 AM PDT by Altura Ct.
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