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  • Scarborough: Christie's 'Ship Has Sailed,' Donors Lukewarm on Jeb Bush

    04/01/2014 7:20:31 AM PDT · by Qbert · 54 replies
    NewsMax ^ | 31 Mar 2014 | Wanda Carruthers
    Big money GOP donors are reluctantly leaning toward former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush for president in 2016, said talk show host Joe Scarborough. "The whispers are out there. You hear it among top [Republican National Committee] donors. There is not an excitement. I'll be really honest with you. Nobody's going, 'Oh, we got to get Jeb,'" Scarborough said on MSNBC's "Morning Joe" Monday.  Donors are eyeing Bush because they see him as the only nominee who could beat presumptive Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton, Scarborough said, adding that contenders like Rand Paul and Ted Cruz aren't considered viable against the former...
  • Data belies Dan Patrick’s ‘illegal invasion’ claim (Chron Hit Piece Barfer)

    03/26/2014 8:50:20 AM PDT · by BradtotheBone · 17 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | March 26, 2014 | Nolan Hicks
    State Sen. Dan Patrick is no stranger to over-the-top statements about immigrants and immigration. The Houston-area Republican, who is the GOP’s leading candidate for lieutenant governor, told a group in 2006 that immigrants are “bringing Third World diseases with them,” referencing “tuberculosis, malaria, polio and leprosy.” (A top official at the Department of State Health Services had to slap that down, pointing out, for instance, there hasn’t been a case of polio in decades). When asked to address the issue of immigration at a forum of leading business groups during this campaign, Patrick chose to talk about violent crime, as...
  • National Council of La Raza leader calls Barack Obama ‘deporter-in-chief’

    03/04/2014 11:48:32 AM PST · by Second Amendment First · 19 replies
    Politico ^ | 3/4/14 | REID J. EPSTEIN
    President Barack Obama has lost the nation’s largest Latino advocacy organization. The National Council of La Raza is set to declare Obama “the deporter-in-chief” and demand that he take unilateral action to stop deportations. NCLR, the nation’s largest Latino advocacy organization, had been the last significant progressive grass-roots immigration-reform organization publicly defending the White House immigration stance. NCLR President Janet Murguía will on Tuesday night demand Obama put a halt to his administration’s deportations. “For the president, I think his legacy is at stake here,” Murguía said in an interview in advance of NCLR’s annual Capital Awards dinner, where she...
  • How the GOP Sabotaged Marco Rubio, the Man Who Was Once Its Savior

    02/21/2014 10:53:12 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 52 replies
    New York Magazine ^ | 2/21/2014 | Jonathan Chait
    <p>It was a mere two days after the 2012 election, and the shock of defeat had barely worn off when the Republican Party’s answer suddenly became clear, and it was Marco Rubio. The announcement came in a column, portentously titled “The Way Forward,” by Charles Krauthammer, the operative-pundit, Fox News panelist, and columnist whom a National Review cover story had deemed the leader of the opposition to President Obama. The party’s predicament could be solved, Krauthammer announced, with “a single policy change: border fence plus amnesty.” Then, having softened on immigration and thus endeared itself to Latinos, the party need only elevate the handsome, right-wing young senator to the top of its ticket. “Imagine Marco Rubio advancing such a policy on the road to 2016,” rhapsodized Krauthammer. “It would transform the landscape.”</p>
  • IRS 'trusted partner' joined at hip with La Raza

    02/14/2014 6:21:15 AM PST · by rktman · 10 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | 2/14/2014 | Aaron Klein
    The Urban Institute, the IRS’ “trusted partner” for small nonprofit organizations to publicly disclose their financial information, has itself partnered with the radical National Council of La Raza, an open-borders advocacy group pushing immigration reform. Earlier this week, WND broke the story that the IRS is officially directing all U.S. nonprofits whose annual gross receipts are $50,000 or less to file their annual financial information electronically with the liberal Urban Institute.
  • Immigration groups turn to anger (Illegals to confront Republican lawmakers at public appearances)

    02/11/2014 3:01:12 PM PST · by Libloather · 33 replies
    Politico ^ | 2/10/14 | ANNA PALMER, SEUNG MIN KIM
    Immigration reform advocates are done playing nice with House Republicans. After holding their fire for years at the urging of the Obama administration, several immigration reform groups now plan to unleash their anger at the right. A new, more aggressive campaign kicks off Tuesday, when these groups say they will begin confronting Republican lawmakers at public appearances, congressional hearings and events back in home districts. The goal: Shame Republicans in swing districts into taking up the issue — or make them pay at the ballot box in November.
  • You cannot Just say No to the Obamacare race questionnaire

    02/05/2014 2:57:23 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 105 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | February 5, 2014 | Professor William A. Jacobson
    The image below was sent to me by a reader who went for a visit to a physician, and was told that she could not be seen unless she filled out this race and ethnicity questionnaire, and put her name on the form. She initially refused, but they insisted that it was required or she could not see the doctor. The form does indicate that it is mandatory under Section 4302 of Obamacare. Section 4302 is explained by HHS as follows: Overview of Section 4302 of the Affordable Care Act The Affordable Care Act (ACA) includes several provisions aimed at...
  • The National Council of La Raza, Mi Familia Vota Education Fund launch "Mobilize to Vote 2014"

    01/24/2014 8:23:59 AM PST · by Altura Ct. · 10 replies
    The Latino Post ^ | 1/23/2014
    The National Council of La Raza (NCLR) and Mi Familia Vota Education Fund (MFVED) have launched the initial phase of their "Mobilize to Vote 2014" campaign, a joint effort to register over one-quarter of a million new Hispanic voters by the midterm elections. "The non-partisan campaign is designed to reach Latinos in areas of the country where their population growth has been significant, yet the greatest gaps exist between potential voters and actual voters," the NCLR said in a press release "While Latinos have increased their electoral participation in the last decade, today there are almost as many eligible but...
  • Photobomb may have sparked Kim Pham's deadly beating outside California nightclub

    01/22/2014 2:56:42 PM PST · by Zhang Fei · 56 replies
    Daily News ^ | Wednesday, January 22, 2014, 1:13 PM | Carol Kuruvilla
    The violent late-night fight that ended with the death of a 23-year-old California woman might have been sparked by a photobomb, a source told the LA Times. According to a friend, Kim Pham accidentally walked right in front of a camera while another group was snapping photos outside of The Crosby lounge in Santa Ana on Saturday. A verbal argument erupted between Pham's friends and the other group, which quickly dissolved into a brawl as the young woman was pummeled into the ground. Pham did not survive the beating. She was declared brain dead and taken off life support Tuesday.
  • Ann Coulter: 'The Country Has Not Voted to Turn Itself Into Mexico'

    01/19/2014 4:33:18 PM PST · by Altura Ct. · 56 replies
    NewsMax ^ | 1/16/2014
    Outspoken conservative Ann Coulter says lawmakers' proposals for amnesty, school tuition and drivers' licenses for illegal immigrants must stop because "the country has not voted to turn itself into Mexico." "How many times do these Republicans have to try pushing amnesty and in-state tuition and drivers' licenses then, suddenly, they discover, oops, the dogs don't like it? They try to back pedal but no one trusts them anymore anyway because it is just such a God-awful idea." Coulter told "The Steve Malzberg Show" on Newsmax TV. "We're a country. We are not a department store. We have to have some...
  • Latino groups reject charge that immigration protesters are harassing Republicans

    12/11/2013 8:20:39 PM PST · by moonshinner_09 · 21 replies
    NBCLATINO ^ | 12/10/2013 | Suzanne Gamboa
    Complaints that immigration reform activists are harassing Republicans by sending children to confront House Speaker John Boehner at breakfast or singing protest songs at the Capitol tree lighting drew a sharp rebuke from Latino leaders Tuesday. “I understand it can be a little painful to be face-to-face with the consequences of your inaction and that’s what we are bringing to the doorstep of Congress and to their offices at the district level,” said Clarissa Martinez-De-Castro, an immigration expert at the National Council of La Raza. She said the tactics pale in comparison to a father not coming home after a...
  • Ask The White House (Cecilia Munoz and Joe Biden Immigration Chat)

    12/11/2013 12:26:50 PM PST · by OddLane · 3 replies
    American Rattlesnake ^ | December 11, 2013 | Gerard Perry
    In a little over half an hour, the White House will be hosting a live immigration question and answer session starring Vice President Biden and Cecilia Munoz, director of the White House Domestic Policy Council. Most of you may know her as La Raza’s point-woman in the West Wing. Fortunately, the Federation of American Immigration Reform has been devising questions to ask of two of amnesty’s chief supporters in the Obama administration. Follow along at FAIR’s Twitter account, or direct your own questions towards the dynamic duo by using the hash tag #AskTheWhiteHouse.
  • Rubio Seeks to Reconnect with the Right

    11/16/2013 5:11:10 AM PST · by bestintxas · 56 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 11/15/13
    Stung by conservative backlash earlier this year, Marco Rubio has spent months seemingly trying to convince skeptical fellow Republicans that he's more than just the Florida senator who championed comprehensive immigration reform. He joined the drive to defund President Barack Obama's health care law, though his voice grew softer as the resulting government shutdown and his party sank in polls. He then turned to championing social issues like legislative prayer. On Saturday, Rubio will deliver the keynote address at a fundraiser for the Florida Family Policy Council, an evangelical group that led the successful 2008 effort to ban gay marriage...
  • Virginia Latinos, courted by Democrats, plunge into state political activism

    10/28/2013 9:54:00 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 7 replies
    washingtonpost.com ^ | October 28, 2013 | Pamela Constable
    The state’s Latino population of 630,000 has soared by 92 percent since 2000, and 74 percent of Hispanic U.S. citizens in the state, about 214,000, are registered to vote. Of those, more than two-thirds identify themselves as Democratic — and about 71 percent voted for President Obama last year. .... Latinos are heavily involved in the gubernatorial campaign of Democrat Terry McAuliffe, both as campaign staffers and as volunteers in numerous counties and cities. McAuliffe, who supports immigration reform, is running Spanish-language ads on Univision and Telemundo TV and has created a “Latinos con Terry” steering committee with more than...
  • Bracing for the steep cuts in food stamp benefits, and their effects on Latino families

    11/01/2013 7:10:56 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 99 replies
    nbclatino.com ^ | November 01, 2013 | Sandra Lilley and Suzanne Gamboa
    Latinos make up 17 percent of the one in six Americans who use food stamps. According to the National Council of La Raza, Latino families experience food insecurity at a higher rate than non-Hispanic white households (23 percent versus 11 percent). SNAP is often a significant buffer from hunger for children, helping to ensure proper growth and development, the group said. Nearly one in three Latino children in the U.S. lives in a household receiving SNAP, according to NCLR. .... On Friday, White House spokeswoman Katherine Vargas said ”These cuts come at a time when many hardworking American families are...
  • Latino groups hope immigration has impact in Va. governor’s race

    10/31/2013 8:02:41 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 16 replies
    nbclatino.com ^ | October 31, 201 | Suzanne Gamboa
    Matthew McClellan, executive director of the National Council of La Raza Action Fund, said the get-out-the-Latino-vote groups are making more than 75,000 calls over the next few days leading up to the race. In addition, they are conducting door-to-door campaigns, putting up advertisements in Spanish-language media and sending direct mail to almost 27,000 households. “The Latino community is tired of talk and demanding action,” McClellan said. “Saying the right thing is not enough and we will be looking for action after is over.” Hector Sanchez, executive director of the Labor Council for Latin American Advancement, said it is not an...
  • California state Sen. Ron Calderon accepted $88,000 in bribes, FBI affidavit alleges

    10/31/2013 11:31:49 AM PDT · by artichokegrower · 15 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | October 31, 2013 Read more here: http://www.sacbee.com/2013/10/30/5867780/california-state-sen-ron | Laurel Rosenhall
    State Sen. Ron Calderon accepted about $88,000 in bribes from an undercover FBI agent posing as a film studio owner and a Southern California hospital executive during a wide-ranging probe into his conduct as a legislator, according to a 124-page affidavit published online Wednesday by cable news network Al Jazeera America. No charges have been filed against Calderon, a Democrat from Montebello. His attorney, Mark Geragos, did not return calls Wednesday. The federal affidavit, filed with the court under seal as the FBI sought a search warrant for Calderon’s office, alleges that he worked with interest groups in a pay-to-play...
  • Latino groups aim to educate Hispanic community about Affordable Care Act

    10/26/2013 7:27:10 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 31 replies
    nbclatino.com ^ | October 24, 2013 | Tom Miller
    “One little glitch on a particular website is not going to stop our community from moving forward on this critical issue,” said Hector Sanchez, with the National Hispanic Leadership Agenda. “The success of this affordable care act, because of the proportionality of our Latino families who are eligible, is integrally tied to the success of our community being enrolled,” said Janet Murguia, of the National Council of La Raza.
  • ‘Glitches’ hit Obamacare paper, phone applications too

    10/25/2013 9:09:11 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 19 replies
    politico.com ^ | October 25, 2013 | PAIGE WINFIELD CUNNINGHAM
    Trying to sign up for Obamacare the old-fashioned way — paper, pen or telephone? Good luck with that. With the supposedly state-of-the-art $600 million HealthCare.gov portal malfunctioning, President Barack Obama is urging Americans to go ahead and try to get health coverage by mailing in a paper application, calling the helpline or seeking help from one of the trained “assisters.” But the truth is those applications — on paper or by phone — have to get entered into the same lousy website that is causing the problems in the first place. And the people processing the paper and calls don’t...
  • Darrell Issa to introduce immigration bill (House GOP begins Amnesty push next week...)

    10/23/2013 6:32:16 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 273 replies
    Politico ^ | 10/23/13 | SEUNG MIN KIM
    Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) is planning to release legislation next week that would provide legal status for six years to undocumented immigrants in the United States, he said in an interview Wednesday. Issa, an influential Republican who leads the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, described the legislation as a “come-from-the-shadows” effort that would allow the government to do a full accounting of those who are in the U.S. illegally. Immigrants in this new status would be able to travel to their native country while on this temporary visa, he said.
  • Jeb Bush says GOP needs ‘agenda’ (On MSNBC, Jeb tells House GOP to pass Amnesty)

    10/17/2013 7:33:44 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 52 replies
    Politico ^ | 10/17/13 | TAL KOPAN
    Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush said Thursday that Republicans need to craft a positive agenda and can’t just rail against Washington, D.C. “We have to have an agenda, we just can’t be against what’s in front of Washington, D.C.,” Bush said on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” on Thursday. -snip- Taking one last dig at lawmakers on the Hill, Bush called on them to pass immigration reform and hoped it would set a precedent of lawmaking.
  • GOP Rep: Boehner Promised No Conference on Senate Immigration Bill

    10/16/2013 6:16:27 PM PDT · by amnestynone · 57 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 10/16/2013 | Mathew Boyle
    Rep. Matt Salmon (R-AZ) said on Wednesday at the Heritage Foundation-hosted Conversations with Conservatives press event that House Speaker John Boehner has promised him that the Senate’s “Gang of Eight” immigration bill is dead in the House. “I very recently had a conversation with the Speaker and if immigration reform moves, it’s going to move piecemeal,” Salmon said in response to a question from Breitbart News. “And it will go over one bill at a time and if there is any kind of conference, it will be on specific bills we send over. It will not be on the Gang...
  • Carney: Immigration Reform Back on Front Burner"

    10/16/2013 10:09:19 AM PDT · by pabianice · 46 replies
    Fox News Live | 10/16/13
    Carney announces that now the CR and Debt Ceiling have gone Obama's way, the president is putting "immigration reform" back on the front burner. "It's the right thing for America."
  • Obama Has Already Won The Shutdown Fight And He’s Coming For Immigration Next

    10/16/2013 6:13:39 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 28 replies
    BuzzFeed ^ | 10/15/13 | Evan McMorris-Santoro
    Immigration reform advocates plan an aggressive campaign to bring the issue back — and the White House has signaled it’s on board. Can Obama emerge from the fiscal crisis with enough momentum to win the immigration fight? As the fiscal fight roiling Washington nears its end, the White House is already signaling that it plans to use the political momentum it has gained during the shutdown fight to charge back into the immigration debate. And this time, Democratic pollsters and advocates say, they could actually win. The final chapter of the current crisis hasn’t been written yet, but Democrats in...
  • NCLR's Laura Vazquez 'Optimistic' House of Representatives Will Pass Immigration Reform Bill

    10/16/2013 5:58:23 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 9 replies
    Latinos Post ^ | 10/14/13 | Nicole Rojas
    Over the past few years, immigration reform has been at the forefront of debates in Congress. In both the Senate and the House of Representatives, members from across the aisle have come together to develop bipartisan bills that would change the lives of over 11 million undocumented immigrants. Some in Congress have worked tirelessly to create a law that would provide a path to citizenship for millions, while others have focused the debate on border security. In an exclusive interview with Latinos Post, National Council of La Raza (NCLR)’s senior immigration legislation analyst Laura Vazquez discussed the future of immigration...
  • Park Service OKs immigration reform rally on 'closed' National Mall

    10/07/2013 12:15:38 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 39 replies
    washingtonexaminer.com ^ | 10/7/13 | CHARLIE SPIERING
    A planned immigration reform rally will take place on the National Mall on Tuesday even though the site is closed due to the government shutdown. ~~~SNIP~~~ Susana Flores, a spokesperson for the rally, confirmed for the Washington Examiner that the Park Service will allow the event to take place under the group's rights granted by the First Amendment. About 30 members of Congress are expected to attend the rally, including House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., and Sen. Robert Menendez, D-N.J.
  • Cathy McMorris Rodgers: Immigration a ‘priority’ for this year (GOP Amnesty Follies )

    10/07/2013 9:23:03 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 31 replies
    Politico ^ | 10/7/13 | SEUNG MIN KIM
    A top House Republican says in an upcoming interview that the chamber will take up immigration reform in 2013, insisting that “there’s still time” for a comprehensive rewrite despite the rapidly dwindling time left on this year’s calendar. Washington Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, the chairwoman of the House Republican Conference, said during an interview with Univision’s “Al Punto” that top leaders are still discussing when to bring immigration bills to the House floor. Speaker John Boehner “over the last few weeks has continued to talk about the importance of the House moving forward on immigration reform,” McMorris Rodgers said, according...
  • Arizona to Deny Drivers Licenses to All Illegal Aliens Granted 'Deferred Deportation' by Obama

    09/20/2013 1:26:20 PM PDT · by montag813 · 11 replies
    Stand With Arizona ^ | 09-20-2013 | John Hill
    "Take your DACA and shove it!" - by John HillStand With ArizonaArizona Governor Jan Brewer is under fire from pro-illegal alien "rights" groups like the ACLU and La Raza for refusing drivers licenses to illegal alien "youth" granted virtual amnesty under Barack Obama's DACA program. They have sued repeatedly to try and stop her. But rather than back down, Brewer has doubled down. Brewer has now directed her Department of Transportation to expand her denial of drivers licenses to ALL illegal aliens granted a reprieve from deportation by the Obama DHS or ICE, regardless of circumstances. The left has erupted...
  • House immigration group loses more Republicans

    09/20/2013 10:19:54 AM PDT · by Second Amendment First · 16 replies
    Politico ^ | 9/20/13 | SEUNG MIN KIM
    Two House Republicans who had been trying to craft a comprehensive immigration package said Friday they were dropping of bipartisan negotiations. In a joint statement, Texas Republican Reps. John Carter and Sam Johnson said that they had “reached a tipping point” in the talks and “can no longer continue” working on a “broad approach” to a rewrite of the nation’s immigration laws. “We want to be clear. The problem is politics,” they said in a joint statement. “Instead of doing what’s right for America, President Obama time and again has unilaterally disregarded the U.S. Constitution, the letter of the law...
  • House chairman pledges action on immigration

    09/19/2013 4:41:26 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 5 replies
    AP via Yahoo! News ^ | September 19, 2013 | By Erica Werner
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The chairman of the House Judiciary Committee on Thursday pledged action on immigration overhaul legislation even as most of the attention on Capitol Hill is focused on fights over the budget and debt. Rep. Bob Goodlatte said the immigration issue needs to be solved and work is happening behind the scenes toward that goal.
  • Valley activists hope to push focus back on immigration reform

    09/10/2013 6:03:04 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 6 replies
    KFSN ^ | September 10, 2013 | Carlos Saucedo
    FRESNO, Calif. (KFSN) -- The uncertainty of a U.S. led strike in Syria has shifted Congress' focus to the international crisis, and that has pushed many national issues like immigration reform out of the spotlight.
  • GOP rep expects October immigration reform vote

    09/10/2013 3:33:03 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 15 replies
    MSNBC ^ | 9/10/13 | Benjy Sarlin
    Republican Congressman Bob Goodlatte, chair of the House Judiciary Committee overseeing immigration, said he expected Congress to pursue reform legislation despite a tight schedule featuring debates over Syria, health care, and the debt limit. Those and other issues “should not deter us from getting to [immigration] as soon as possible,” Goodlatte said in an appearance on WAMU’s Kojo Nnamdi Show on Tuesday. Goodlatte said he expected votes soon, perhaps in October, on a series of smaller House bills on border security, internal enforcement, guest workers, and high-tech visas. “Those bills are ready to go to the floor of the House...
  • Obama Judge: Hijab Ban Violates Muslim Civil Rights

    09/10/2013 10:17:34 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 54 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | September 10, 2013
    An Obama-appointed federal judge has handed the administration a major victory, ruling that a Muslim woman’s civil rights were violated by an American clothing retailer that didn’t allow her to wear a head scarf as required by her religion. The lawsuit was filed by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the federal agency that enforces the nation’s workplace discrimination laws. In 2011 the agency sued the retail giant, Abercrombie & Fitch, accusing it of religious discrimination for firing 19-year-old Umme-Hani Khan for wearing a hijab at a northern California store. The company, which focuses on hip casual wear for consumers...
  • Despite pressure, Ryan unchanged in support of immigration overhaul

    09/04/2013 4:27:36 PM PDT · by qaz123 · 23 replies
    SunSentinel ^ | Sept 4, 2013 | Roxana Tiron
    WASHINGTON — Paul Ryan is under pressure to drop his support for revising U.S. immigration laws: His adversaries are running television attack ads against him and warning of a primary challenge to the Wisconsin Republican congressman. Ryan is risking a "showdown with the tea party," said Bob Dane, an opposition leader, in reference to the anti-tax movement that backs primary challenges to some incumbents. The effort to make him switch his position isn't working: Ryan says he is committed to passing a law to allow 11 million undocumented immigrants to eventually become U.S. citizens. His conviction — dating to his...
  • La Raza Pres: March in MLK's Memory for Immigration Reform

    08/25/2013 7:41:17 AM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 6 replies
    .breitbart.com ^ | 24 Aug 2013 | Tony Lee
    Janet Murguia, the president of the National Council of La Raza, used her speech to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King's "I Have a Dream" speech on Saturday to advocate for comprehensive immigration reform. Speaking at the Realize the Dream March and Rally days before the 50th anniversary of King's speech, Murguia said, "We march so that everyone knows that true justice must include enacting comprehensive immigration reform." She also said Americans should march for illegal immigrants who live "in the shadows" and who "live in fear every day of their lives because they are undocumented." Murguia also...
  • Immigration advocates see Martin Luther King Jr. anniversary as an opportunity

    08/21/2013 2:57:56 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 6 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | AUG 21,2013 | Chris Moody
    Thousands are expected to gather for several events in Washington, D.C., over the next week to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom and Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I Have a Dream" speech, but remembering and honoring the past isn’t the only objective on the agenda. Immigrant rights advocates are planning to use the commemoration as an opportunity to rally for changes to immigration law that offer a pathway to citizenship for those living in the country illegally. Groups such as The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights and the National Council...
  • La Raza Lunacy: New Mexico Court Rules Non-English Speakers Can Serve on Juries

    08/15/2013 8:06:59 PM PDT · by montag813 · 21 replies
    Stand With Arizona ^ | 08-16-2013 | John Hill
    Who cares if jurors have no idea what's going on? The wave of politically-correct "progress" must roll on. And discrimination against people who don't speak English simply won't be tolerated. CBS Las Vegas reports: The New Mexico Supreme Court is cautioning trial courts and lawyers that citizens who don’t speak English have the right to serve on juries.The court issued the admonition in a ruling that upholds an Albuquerque man’s convictions for murder and other crimes in the bludgeoning death of his girlfriend and a subsequent armed robbery and stabbing. Michael Samora’s appeal argued that his convictions should be reversed because...
  • Civil rights activists upbeat after Obama meeting on voting

    07/29/2013 4:57:08 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 18 replies
    thehill.com ^ | July 29, 2013 | Justin Sink
    President Obama and Attorney General Eric Holder met with top civil rights leaders Monday at the White House to hash out a path forward on voting rights after the Supreme Court struck down a central provision of the Voting Rights Act. Activists emerging from the meeting said they were encouraged by the comments made by the president and administration officials in the "candid" meeting. "We were assured by the president and the attorney general they will aggressively fight to protect the right of all Americans to vote," said Rev. Al Sharpton. He said there was a "wound in the Voting...
  • Paul Ryan Hints at Immigration Timetable (Probationary Visas for all Illegal Aliens?!!)

    07/26/2013 3:04:42 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 53 replies
    Roll Call ^ | 7/26/13 | Emma Dumain
    Rep. Paul D. Ryan might have just given away the road map for House consideration of immigration reform. “Tentatively, in October, we’re going to vote on a border security bill, an interior enforcement bill, a bill for legal immigration,” the Wisconsin Republican and Budget Committee chairman told constituents at a district town hall event Friday, according to a report by the Milwaukee-Wisconsin Journal Sentinel. Ryan also reportedly said negotiations were underway for the chamber to vote on legislation that would provide undocumented immigrants with “probationary” visas while they waited a minimum of 15 years to attain citizenship.
  • Michelle: ‘While Food Might be Love, the Truth is We Are Loving Ourselves and Our Kids to Death’

    07/24/2013 5:07:49 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 41 replies
    CNSNews.com ^ | July 23, 2013 | Elizabeth Harrington
    (CNSNews.com) – If food is love, then first lady Michelle Obama says we are “loving ourselves and our kids to death.” In remarks to the National Council of La Raza in New Orleans on Tuesday, Mrs. Obama remarked that healthy eating is first and foremost a “community issue.” “And see, that’s where it gets complicated, because that's where it gets personal and emotional,” she said. “Because the truth is, for so many of us, food is love. I mean, it is no coincidence. Applause for food is love.” “It is no coincidence that the kitchen is the central gathering place...
  • Latino Leaders Planning Push for Immigration Bill

    07/24/2013 2:16:46 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 13 replies
    The New York Times ^ | July 23, 2013 | JULIA PRESTON
    NEW ORLEANS — Latinos gathered here this week for a major annual convention said they would use their new political influence to press the House of Representatives for a vote this year on a broad immigration bill and mobilize support for House Republicans who take the risk of backing it. More than 5,000 Latinos from community groups came to the conference of NCLR, the nation’s largest Hispanic organization, which is also known as the National Council of La Raza. Facing fading momentum in Washington on immigration, the leaders said they were heading to the fight this fall with their rank...
  • Gutierrez: House has enough votes for immigration reform: “Now we need to get it done”

    07/23/2013 4:47:21 PM PDT · by Ray76 · 46 replies
    NBC Latino ^ | 07/22/2013 | Brian Latimer
    Illinois Democratic Congressman Luis Gutierrez, one of the seven House members working on a bipartisan immigration reform proposal, spoke before the National Council of La Raza’s (NCLR‘s) immigration town hall during the organization’s annual convention, saying he believes the House has enough legislators to support a reform bill. “We found the 50 Republicans needed to pass immigration reform, now we need to get it done,” said Gutierrez. The Congressman urged Boehner to let this group of Republicans join Democrats and not insist on a majority support for reform, like he is insisting on.
  • La Raza Wins Big With Immigration Reform Bill

    07/23/2013 4:46:25 AM PDT · by LD Jackson · 17 replies
    Political Realities ^ | 07/23/13 | LD Jackson
    We have heard a lot about the new immigration bill that has cleared the Senate and is now with the House of Representatives. I have written some about the bill, but not nearly as extensive as other bloggers and reporters. Having said that, it seems clear to me that we are in the process of having another massive piece of legislation shoved down our throats. The most notable time that happened was with Obamacare and we can all see how that is working out. Layer upon layer of bureaucratic regulation that does nothing but add burdens of cost to the...
  • Senate immigration bill includes nearly $300 million in slush funds for immigrants' rights groups

    07/19/2013 8:27:35 PM PDT · by Baynative · 88 replies
    Daily Mail on line ^ | 7/19/13 | David Martosko
    A former senior policy analyst at the National Council of La Raza supervised the drafting of a U.S. Senate bill, passed on June 27, that would give an estimated 11 million illegal immigrants a path to citizenship if the House of Representatives goes along. And La Raza figures to enlarge its budget significantly, thanks to slush funds buried deep in the legislation. A bombshell report published Thursday by Investor's Business Daily shows that the immigration reform bill would set aside hundreds of millions of dollars for La Raza and other liberal immigrants' rights groups, which the federal government would contract...
  • La Raza In Line To Pocket Reform-Bill Slush Funds

    07/18/2013 3:29:46 PM PDT · by Mortrey · 8 replies
    Investors Business Daily ^ | 07/17/2013 06:21 PM ET | M. STANTON EVANS
    But buried deep within the immigration bill are hidden multimillion-dollar slush funds for left-wing nonprofit groups to provide services to the estimated 11 million illegal immigrants now in the U.S.
  • The Jew Hating ADL

    07/17/2013 12:38:41 PM PDT · by Absolutely Nobama · 32 replies
    Alan Levy, Gun Owner | 7/17/13 | Alan Levy
    The following dreck appeared in the opinion section of the July 2nd, 2013 edition of The Miami Herald : *** "With the Supreme Court’s historic rulings on DOMA and Proposition 8, as well as the generational shift on civil marriage equality, it is clear that same-sex marriage will one day be a reality in Florida and the rest of the nation. It’s just a question of time. Until then, religious justifications and definitions of marriage will continue to be used in opposition to civil same-sex marriage. Less than 50 years ago, similar religious and moral justifications for prohibiting civil interracial...
  • Why the Left Wants Your Guns

    07/16/2013 7:48:22 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 36 replies
    The Excellence In Broadcating Network ^ | July 16, 2013 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Connor in Norwood, Massachusetts. Connor, I'm glad you waited. Welcome to the EIB Network. Hi. CALLER: Thanks, Rush. You're nice to have me on. RUSH: You bet, sir. CALLER: Excellent. So there's press release yesterday. La Raza is joining up with the NAALCP saying they want the DOJ to take action on this case, which I presume is probably civil rights charges, though, they don't say it. I was wondering what you think of La Raza and why they're not standing up for Zimmerman. RUSH: Well, that's not all that hard to understand. La Raza is a...
  • While The Country Reacts To Zimmerman Verdict, Hispanic Groups Largely Silent

    07/15/2013 12:45:27 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 56 replies
    latino.foxnews.com ^ | July 15, 2013
    Reaction following the verdict of George Zimmerman, who was acquitted on second-degree murder and manslaughter charges on Saturday in last year’s killing of Trayvon Martin, was swift.... But Latino groups have been largely silent on the matter – choosing to remain in the sidelines of an issue that has gripped the nation. The groups were in a tricky spot, some said. Zimmerman, who is Latino and white, killed an unarmed black teenager – sparking racial tension throughout the country. If the Latino groups attacked the verdict, experts said, they would be taking a stand against one of their own. If...
  • NO RICK PERRY RUN IN 2014, BUT MAYBE IN 2015

    07/08/2013 7:30:21 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 39 replies
    Powerline ^ | 07/08/2013 | BY PAUL MIRENGOFF
    Rick Perry has announced that he will not seek reelection in 2014. When he leaves office, Perry will have served as governor of Texas for 13 years (the longest such tenure ever, I believe) and, as John Fund notes, he has a fine record. Perry kept taxes low and business regulation reasonable, and it is no coincidence that approximately 30 percent of new private-sector job creation during the last decade occurred in Texas. Perry will also be remembered for his extremely weak run for the presidency. His lack of fluency and failure to remember his own talking points cost him...
  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 7 July 2013

    07/07/2013 5:14:36 AM PDT · by Alas Babylon! · 233 replies
    Various driveby media television networks ^ | 7 July 2013 | Various Self-Serving Politicians and Big Media Screaming Faces
    The Talk Shows July 7th, 2013 Guests to be interviewed today on major television talk shows: FOX NEWS SUNDAY (Fox Network): Sens. Bob Corker, R-Tenn., and Jack Reed, D-R.I.; Gov. Rick Perry, R-Texas.MEET THE PRESS (NBC): Egyptian reform leader Mohammed ElBaradei; Sen. Robert Menendez, D-N.J.; Rep. Raul Labrador, R-Idaho.FACE THE NATION (CBS): Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz.; Reps. Michael McCaul, R-Texas, and Xavier Becerra, D-Calif.; Janet Murguia, president and CEO, National Council of La Raza; Dan Stein, president of the Federation for American Immigration Reform.THIS WEEK (ABC): President George W. Bush and Laura Bush; Egypt's ambassador to the United States, Mohamed...