There is so much done in politics which I call politics by stealth that the populace as a whole is completely unaware of. The liberal press and local news is responsible for a lot of this occurring as well as the general lack of interest the populace has for current events. How many folks out there know that three bills attempting to grant illegals drivers licenses have passed the California legislature three years in a row (the first two were withdrawn because of a threatened veto unless current amendments were included). The one which passed the assembly this year is currently being held up in the state Senate because they feel the fingerprinting requirement may put illegals at risk by making it easier to track them and possibly deport them. I guess they figure it's an invasion of their privacy rights as well.
What truly gets me about the arrogance of the legislature and just more proof of politics by stealth is that Proposition 187 passed overwhelmingly with 60% of the vote and they think they have the vox populi for granting illegals licenses. The point is they don't but they know they can get away with it. They don't represent the interest of the people. How many folks knew about bi-lingual education or affirmative action until both programs became sufficiently exposed or had reach such levels absurdity they could no longer be tolerated. That took twenty years and nobody ever voted for either program--they were established by executive fiat.
The Emperor of Japan or the President of Mexico could migrate here and immediately be eligible for special rights unavailable for Americans of European descent.
I disagree with "The Emperor of Japan" point here--racial quotas, affirmative actions and other programs aiding "people of color" don't apply to those of Asian descent-- otherwise everything else is right on.
We need some new Proposition 187 initiatives in this state and they need to be written prevent their provisions from being thrown out. Here's one:"No businesses, cities, local or county governments are allowed to recognize the Matricula Consalar as a legal or acceptable form for identification purposes."
If Whites were reacting the way hispanics are to Bustamante, they would be called "racists".
It certainly seems that the US border states are breaking up along a huge divide; On one side, the Pro-Mexico types warn of an impending takeover of certain states, on the other side, you have the Americans who haven't yet come to the realization that their country is in trouble.