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  • *"It Is Becoming Difficult To Defend Immigrants" (Illegal Aliens)* (TRANSLATION)

    08/23/2007 6:32:31 PM PDT · by AmericanInTokyo · 151 replies · 3,084+ views
    La Raza Newspaper (Translated to English) ^ | 23 August 2007 | La Raza Newspaper (Maribel Hastings)
    PROJECT: COUNTERINTELLIGENCE SUBJECT: ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION / RESPONSE ON THE U.S. LOCAL LEVEL FILE: OPPOSITION RESEARCH TRANSLATION: SPANISH to ENGLISH (w/BABELFISH) Original Spanish Title: ("Se Dificulta Defensa Pro Inmigrante /Organizaciones Evalúan Estrategias Ante El Avance de Iniciativas Contra Los Indocumentados") TEXT: 2007, The Chicago La Raza, Inc. Published 08-23-2007 Organizations Try to Adopt New Strategies in The Face of Growing Local Initiatives in USA Aimed Against Illegal Aliens ("Undocumented"– [sic]) WASHINGTON, D.C. Anti-illegal alien measures are proliferating coast-to-coast in the United States. Adding to that the new federal administration initiatives, pro-immigrant groups are up against he wall, so that there...
  • *(Illegal Alien Support Groups) Analyze Legal Options to Face Immigration Measures* (TRANSLATION)

    08/16/2007 9:05:45 PM PDT · by AmericanInTokyo · 19 replies · 1,190+ views
    La Opinion (Translated to English) ^ | 17 August 2007 | Maribel Hastings (Translated by Babelfish)
    WASHINGTON, D.C. - - Groups such as the Mexican American Legal Defense and Education (MALDEF) is analyzing the legal mechanisms which are starting to occur, as the consequence of the measures by the federal government, in their fight against undocumented (sic) immigration. Of the 26 administrative initiatives that the federal government plans to perhaps implement the one which creates the biggest challenges will be the dismissal of employees whose names and numbers of Social Security Cards do not match.
  • MALDEF opposes immigration amendments

    06/20/2007 5:10:55 PM PDT · by SwinneySwitch · 13 replies · 400+ views
    Express-News Washington Bureau ^ | 06/20/2007 | Gary Martin
    Mexico WASHINGTON – A Hispanic rights group is urging Senate lawmakers to kill an amendment to an immigration reform bill that would require undocumented immigrants to return home within two years to apply for permanent residency. The amendment, by Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison, is one of several that the Senate is expected to consider when the stalled immigration reform bill returns to the floor, as early as this week. John Trasvina, president of the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund, said Hutchison's amendment and three others would prohibit undocumented immigrants in this country illegally from seeking legal status and...
  • Latino Groups Play Key Role on Hill Virtual Veto Power in Immigration Debate

    05/17/2007 4:38:59 PM PDT · by Baladas · 28 replies · 892+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | May 16, 2007 | Krissah Williams and Jonathan Weisman
    When Sen. Edward M. Kennedy (D-Mass.) declared last week that unnamed "stakeholders" would decide whether Congress overhauls immigration law this year, Latino organizations in Washington understood exactly what he meant. After laboring in obscurity for decades, groups such as the National Council of La Raza, the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund, and the National Immigration Forum are virtually being granted veto power over perhaps the biggest domestic issue coming before Congress this year. Organizations that represent what is now the nation's largest minority group are beginning to achieve power commensurate with their numbers. "There's a real sense that...
  • Ruling lets Arizona require proof of citizenship from voters (MALDEF and Illegals sad)

    04/21/2007 7:21:35 AM PDT · by TheDon · 15 replies · 671+ views
    The Orange County Register ^ | April 20, 2007 | PAUL DAVENPORT
    A federal appeals court on Friday rejected an attempt to halt enforcement of Arizona's first-in-the-nation requirement that all residents prove they are U.S. citizens when they first register to vote. The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a trial judge's refusal last year to block the requirement while a legal challenge awaits trial in federal court in Phoenix. "Now we know we get to enforce the law while the lawsuit is pending," state Solicitor General Mary O'Grady said. .... "We are confident with a full record that the court will rule in our favor," said Carlos Becerra of the...
  • ACLU Sues Texas Town for Not Renting to Illegals

    12/27/2006 4:59:38 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 47 replies · 1,369+ views
    Newsmax ^ | December 26, 2006 | Associated Press
    Two civil rights groups filed a lawsuit Tuesday challenging a suburb's new law that outlaws renting to illegal immigrants, alleging the ordinance violates federal law and forces landlords to act as immigration officers. The American Civil Liberties Union and the Mexican American Legal Defense and Education Fund filed the suit on behalf of Farmers Branch residents and landlords. The law, along with a measure that made English the official language of the city, was passed in November and is scheduled to go into effect Jan. 12. The lawsuit claims the ordinance is so poorly drafted that it excludes even legal...
  • US town bars foreign flags in swipe at immigrants

    11/16/2006 2:55:43 PM PST · by World_Events · 65 replies · 1,592+ views
    reuters ^ | 11/16/06 | reuters
    PHOENIX (Reuters) - A Nevada town passed a law this week making it illegal to fly a foreign nation's flag by itself, the latest swipe by a U.S. community at illegal immigrants. The town council of Pahrump, which lies in the Mojave Desert west of Las Vegas, voted 3-2 on Tuesday to make flying any foreign flag above the U.S. flag or alone an offense punishable by a $50 fine and 30 hours' community service. The meeting also pushed through measures to deny services to illegal immigrants and make English the official language in Pahrump, a commuter town of 40,000...
  • CA: Sec of State and Major Latino Organizations Send Official Letter Refuting Intimidation Letter

    10/25/2006 2:52:32 PM PDT · by calcowgirl · 35 replies · 568+ views
    SOS Website - PDF FILE ^ | October 25, 2006 | News Release
    NEWS RELEASE CALIFORNIA SECRETARY OF STATE Bruce McPherson FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Wednesday, October 25, 2006 California Secretary of State Bruce McPherson and Major Latino Organizations Send Official Election Letter Refuting Orange County Intimidation LetterLetter sent to all 14,000 recipients of previous letter SACRAMENTO, CA - Secretary of State Bruce McPherson announced today that his office and Latino organizations sent an official election information letter to all of the recipients of the voter intimidation letter sent to 14,000 voters last week. The official election information letter, in English and Spanish, was mailed by the Secretary of State’s Office in collaboration with...
  • Hispanic voter suppression letter: evidence, Arnold, hacks

    10/17/2006 10:35:58 PM PDT · by lonewacko_dot_com · 27 replies · 726+ views
    lonewacko_dot_com ^ | 10/17/06 | LonewackoDotCom
    This is a follow-up to the story of Hispanics in Orange County having received a supposed voter suppression letter. In this post I'm going to: present evidence that the letter was sent by an illegal immigration supporter...discuss how Arnold Schwarzenegger has been politically emasculated and how his handlers don't have the U.S.'s best interests at heart...illustrate a PIIPP that the AP has fashioned from the story (no, really)...and, discuss those hacks who promulgated this story and who have shown that - even with what we know now - they have little journalistic integrity and that their future reports should not...
  • CA: Note warns Calif. Hispanics on voting

    10/17/2006 10:28:28 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 52 replies · 1,571+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 10/17/06 | AP
    SANTA ANA, Calif. - The state attorney general's office is investigating a letter received by some Southern California Hispanics that says it is a crime for immigrants to vote and tells them they could be jailed or deported if they go to the polls next month. "It's a very malicious and degrading letter. It's to pull Latinos down and make them afraid," said Benny Diaz, who is running for City Council in Garden Grove. He said his wife and five other people he knows had received the letter. The letter, written in Spanish, tells recipients: "You are advised that if...
  • Hispanics show growing clout in environmental debate

    10/15/2006 10:50:53 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 18 replies · 885+ views
    ap on Riverside Press Enterprise ^ | 10/15/06 | Gillian Flaccus - ap
    EL MONTE Maria Valdez didn't consider herself an environmentalist when she pressed this city east of Los Angeles to buy land ringed with factories and railroad tracks for a new neighborhood park. The trash lot is now on its way to becoming a green oasis with a butterfly sanctuary and community garden and Valdez is undergoing a transformation of her own. Next month she will be sworn in as president of the El Monte chapter of Mujeres de la Tierra, a two-year-old environmental group that caters to Hispanic immigrants and translates as "Women of the Earth." "When you get involved...
  • Keep Arkansas Legal Meeting

    09/30/2006 3:45:14 PM PDT · by pulaskibush · 4 replies · 551+ views
    09/30/06 | me
    Keep Arkansas Legal, a new immigration reform group in the Central Arkansas area, will meet at the Roosevelt Thompson Libray from 3:00pm-6:00pm Saturday October 7th (Terry Library was booked). We will discuss what to do for the election and the upcoming legistlative session. We will then have a general discussion about illegal immigration. address: Roosevelt Thompson Library 38 Rahling Circle Little Rock, AR 72223 You can go to this link and type the address for a map http://maps.yahoo.com/" We also have a volunteer opportunity. The Lagrone campaign has given a neighborhood in Chenal called The Village to do door to...
  • CA: Federal appeals court rules English-only petitions legal (9th Circuit overturns earlier ruling)

    09/19/2006 4:51:55 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 14 replies · 645+ views
    ap on Riverside Press Enterprise ^ | 9/19/06 | Ana Beatriz Cholo - ap
    LOS ANGELES Circulating recall petitions in languages other than English is not necessary, a federal appeals court ruled in a local school board case Tuesday. The 11-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals overturned an earlier decision by a three-judge panel that found the petitions must be translated into other languages. "The expense and trouble of fulfilling the translation requirements are likely to deter proponents who otherwise would launch petitions," the opinion stated. A lawsuit challenging the legality of a 2003 election that resulted in the recall of Santa Ana Unified School District trustee Native Lopez was...
  • Latino group calls for unity and focus on socioeconomics - (AZ-based Immigrants Without Borders)

    09/09/2006 3:48:08 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 4 replies · 419+ views
    San Diego Union - Tribune ^ | 9/8/06 | Hiram Soto
    LOS ANGELES – Immigrants Without Borders is an Arizona-based assistance organization. It doesn't have the multimillion-dollar funding of national Latino organizations, nor does it have their fame. But this regional group has something the others don't: the ability to mobilize immigrants, to organize marches like the ones seen in the past few months and a long list of community contacts. Bringing these two sides together and the development of a long-term social and economic strategy for Latinos are among the goals of the National Latino Congress. Some 1,300 leaders and activists from across the nation are attending the event, which...
  • The Shadow Party: FrontPage Interviews Co-Author Richard Poe

    08/29/2006 3:12:51 PM PDT · by Richard Poe · 189 replies · 4,379+ views
    FrontPageMagazine.com ^ | August 29, 2006 | Jamie Glazov
    A new book by David Horowitz and Richard Poe has enraged the Left and alarmed many conservatives. It exposes the machinations of a radical clique working at the highest levels of government and finance to undermine American power. That book is The Shadow Party: How George Soros, Hillary Clinton and Sixties Radicals Seized Control of the Democratic Party. It hit the New York Times bestseller list in its first week in print. Here to tell us about The Shadow Partyis co-author Richard Poe, our esteemed colleague at the David Horowitz Freedom Center, where he serves as director of research. Mr....
  • Hispanics sue city over alien crackdown

    08/16/2006 4:00:33 AM PDT · by Aussie Dasher · 124 replies · 1,912+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 16 August 2006
    ALLENTOWN, Pa. (AP) -- Hispanic activists and the American Civil Liberties Union sued the city of Hazleton yesterday over one of the toughest crackdowns on illegal aliens by a U.S. city. Hazleton, with a population of about 31,000 and located 80 miles from Philadelphia, voted last month to fine landlords $1,000 for renting to illegal aliens, deny business permits to companies that give them jobs and make English the city's official language. The Puerto Rican Legal Defense and Education Fund said the lawsuit is the first in the nation against a city that passed an ordinance against illegal immigration. The...
  • Proposed congressional maps being released

    07/13/2006 4:34:28 PM PDT · by SwinneySwitch · 4 replies · 407+ views
    AMERICAN-STATESMAN ^ | July 13, 2006 | Tara Copp
    Hispanics helped, Travis County still split under first two plans WASHINGTON — The first proposals to redraw Texas' congressional map and fix Latino voting rights violations would create up to seven Latino-majority districts in the state — but leave Travis County split between three members of Congress. The two maps are being proposed by the League of United Latin American Citizens, or LULAC, and are the first of several proposals expected to be submitted to the Texas Legislative Council by Friday. The new maps come in response to a Supreme Court ruling in June that found the state's 2003-Republican drawn...
  • [Flashback] NCLR, MEChA, MALDEF and other radical pro-illegal alien groups praise Cannon

    06/26/2006 2:32:29 PM PDT · by Spiff · 13 replies · 2,045+ views
    National Council of "The Race" (La Raza) Website ^ | 10 April 2003 | NCLR, MEChA, MALDEF, others
    April 10, 2003 The Honorable Chris Cannon 118 Cannon House Office Building Washington, D.C. 20515 The Honorable Howard Berman 2221 Rayburn House Office Building Washington, D.C. 20515 The Honorable Lucille Roybal-Allard 2330 Rayburn House Office Building Washington, D.C. 20515 Dear Congressman Cannon, Congressman Berman, and Congresswoman Roybal-Allard: Representing a broad alliance of educators, businesses, labor groups, civil rights organizations, faith-based groups, children and youth groups, and various community-based organizations from across the country, we write to express our strong support for the Student Adjustment Act.You recently reintroduced this important legislation to address the federal barriers to education and work confronted...
  • CA: Judges to Rule on Use of English-Only Initiative Petitions

    06/19/2006 12:24:05 PM PDT · by calcowgirl · 13 replies · 437+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | June 19, 2006 | John Spano
    Federal challenges to English-only initiative petitions are roiling election officials across the state and have thrown into doubt a handful of citizen-spawned ballot issues. The question is whether petitions circulated for signatures to qualify initiatives and referendums for the ballot must be translated for voters who speak another language. California began providing Spanish-language ballots statewide in 2002, and local jurisdictions also provide multilingual election materials. But petitions, which are written by ordinary people hoping to change laws from the grass-roots level, are often available in English only. Federal judges have disagreed on the question, resulting in disruptions to elections in...
  • Minutemen say they've made a difference, but critics disagree

    04/30/2006 2:05:26 PM PDT · by SandRat · 37 replies · 778+ views
    As their month-long border deployment draws to an end, leaders of the Minuteman Civil Defense Corps say their efforts have brought more attention to the illegal immigration issue and more supporters to their border security movement. Critics are less generous in their assessment, and the U.S. Border Patrol is maintaining its neutral position ----
  • Lawsuit alleges segregation (from liberal English as 2nd Language program)

    04/19/2006 10:58:14 AM PDT · by hispanarepublicana · 13 replies · 551+ views
    Ft. Worth Star Telegram ^ | 4/19/06 | Melissa Sanchez
    By MELISSA SÀNCHEZ Star-Telegram Staff Writer The nation's leading Mexican-American legal organization filed suit in a federal court Tuesday against the Dallas school district and the principal of a north Dallas elementary school on allegations of segregation and discrimination. The Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund represents parents who say Preston Hollow Elementary School and Principal Teresa Parker illegally use its English as a second language program to segregate Hispanic and minority students from Anglo students, regardless of their language abilities, officials say. For example, some Hispanic students are being placed in ESL classes even though they can speak...
  • How would Jesus Immigrate?

    03/24/2006 11:55:00 AM PST · by pulaskibush · 33 replies · 1,636+ views
    Bible.com and other links | Kenneth Wallis
    What Christians should do regarding illegal immigration has been an ongoing debate for a long time. Recently, Christianity was entered into the debate over immigration bills being worked on in the US Congress by Senator Hillary Clinton. Hillary basically advanced the argument that opposing illegal immigration is "un-Christian" and claimed that such enforcement would be the same as making the Good Samaritan and Jesus criminals. Missing from Hillary's comments were quotes from the Bible. While immigration from Mexico is of course not mentioned, there are issues that illegal immigration bring up that are mentioned in the Bible. 1. Taxes Matthew...
  • ACLU files suit against Costa Mesa

    03/03/2006 9:48:59 AM PST · by LNewman · 11 replies · 559+ views
    The Daily Pilot ^ | March 3, 2006 | Alicia Robinson
    Lawsuit says man arrested at January council meeting was assaulted by police, denied free speech. The ACLU on Thursday filed a lawsuit against the city of Costa Mesa over the treatment of a protester who was arrested at a Jan. 3 City Council meeting. The suit was filed by the ACLU of Southern California on behalf of Benito Acosta, a 24-year-old Costa Mesa resident and Orange Coast College student who also uses the name Coyotl Tezcatlipoca. It claims city officials violated Acosta's rights to free speech, equal protection and due process by silencing him and by using force to restrain...
  • Anheuser-Busch v. Alito

    01/12/2006 7:24:24 AM PST · by rellimpank · 20 replies · 718+ views
    By Carl F. Horowitz Fred Smith, president of the Competitive Enterprise Institute, knows the instincts of anti-business activists as well as anyone. And his advice to corporate leaders who contemplate buying off their tormentors is this: Don't. Political bribery won't work, except maybe in the short run.
  • Anheuser-Busch v. Alito (Why is a major beer company bankrolling Alito Opposition on behalf...)

    01/11/2006 10:58:11 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 12 replies · 1,770+ views
    The American Prowler ^ | 1/12/2006 | Carl F. Horowitz
    Why is a major beer company bankrolling opposition to Samuel Alito on behalf of Mexican-American separatism? Fred Smith, president of the Competitive Enterprise Institute, knows the instincts of anti-business activists as well as anyone. And his advice to corporate leaders who contemplate buying off their tormentors is this: Don't. Political bribery won't work, except maybe in the short run. "A lot of companies think that by admitting their failures to accusers, they can buy peace," he said at a conference last November co-organized by his group, the National Legal and Policy Center and the Free Enterprise Education Institute. "Many corporations...
  • NLPC Blasts Anheuser-Busch for Bankrolling Anti-Alito MALDEF

    01/09/2006 12:52:28 PM PST · by Dutchgirl · 19 replies · 904+ views
    National Legal and Policy Center ^ | 10/09/06 | peter flaherty
    Peter Flaherty, President of the National Legal and Policy Center (NLPC), today criticized Anheuser-Busch for its financial support of the Mexican American Legal Defense and Education Fund (MALDEF), in the wake of “hysterical” attacks by MALDEF on Supreme Court nominee Sam Alito. According to the 2003-2004 MALDEF Annual Report, Anheuser-Busch is MALDEF’s largest corporate donor. NLPC President Peter Flaherty today stated, “MALDEF is conducting a hysterical and racially-charged campaign against Judge Alito.” Just days after Alito was nominated, MALDEF President and General Counsel Ann Marie Tallman accused Alito of “a disturbing pattern of insensitivity towards Latinos’ lives” and claimed Alito...
  • City meeting was real show

    12/23/2005 10:39:48 AM PST · by LNewman · 7 replies · 677+ views
    Daily Pilot ^ | December 22, 2005 | JUDITH M. BERRY
    If you missed the Costa Mesa City Council meeting on Dec. 6 (and into Dec. 7) -- and I mean you were not there in person -- you missed a real show. Most of the exciting stuff was not on the tape. There was everything you might expect to hear, and many things you wouldn't. There were threats, profanity, pleading and verbal abuse, and then it was time for public speaking. The usual suspects, the American Civil Liberties Union and Mexican American Legal Defense Fund, were there threatening to increase their billable hours; four different speakers threatened the city with...
  • (CA) Study: Investing in higher ed will save California money later (UC Berkeley researchers)

    12/01/2005 12:32:29 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 23 replies · 417+ views
    BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) - Investing in higher education could net savings for California taxpayers, a new study suggests. That's because the number of people reaching college age is growing and if they don't have the opportunity to learn, taxpayers could end up paying for more people living in poverty and even in jail, according to the study by University of California, Berkeley researchers. The study, commissioned by the bipartisan Campaign for College Opportunity and released Wednesday, looked at the potential return on investing in education and the cost of doing nothing. In general, the study found the state will get...
  • Local Latino activists to form district of national organization

    09/23/2005 12:17:59 AM PDT · by Happy2BMe · 9 replies · 381+ views
    Local Latino activists to form district of national organization By: ADRIENNE A. AGUIRRE - Staff WriterSAN MARCOS ---- In response to the recent deputy-involved shootings in Vista and the formation of the Minuteman border watch group, local Latino activists say they are forming the first North County district of the oldest, largest and most politically influential Latino civil rights organization in the nation. The League of United Latin American Citizens is to Latinos what the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People has been to blacks, and it will bring national attention to local issues, said activist and longtime...
  • CA: Bus company policy irks Latino groups (Greyhound profiles illegals)

    09/23/2005 9:23:44 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 38 replies · 3,182+ views
    San Diego Union - Tribune ^ | 9/23/05 | Leslie Berestein and Norma de la Vega
    One recent afternoon at the Greyhound bus terminal in San Ysidro, Latino passengers waited to travel to points north such as Los Angeles and Las Vegas. What they didn't know as they waited is that for the past three years, the Dallas-based bus company has warned its employees not to sell tickets "to anyone you know or believe to be an illegal alien," or face termination, arrest or both. Greyhound said the internal policy is based on federal law and is meant to address immigrant smuggling, and was put in place for fear of legal consequences if the law is...
  • Two school districts embroiled in racial tug of war (this one has it all: choice, naacp, money tug)

    08/13/2005 12:54:13 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 45 replies · 1,663+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | August 13, 2005 | JENNIFER RADCLIFFE and RENEE C. LEE
    "This is an education flee. They're running to get an education. It's not about race or color," said Tim Johnson, a 1985 graduate of Hearne High, whose 13-year-old son attends Mumford. "I feel sorry for the kids that are (at Hearne) and cannot get out and go somewhere else.""It was awful," said Reed, adding that teachers were starting to organize to home-school children who didn't want to attend Hearne schools.MUMFORD - About 70 white students were turned away from their schools here for two days this week as their parents, school administrators and civil rights attorneys fought the latest round...
  • Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals Rejects Bid by Illegal Aliens to Overturn Arizona's Proposition 200

    08/11/2005 2:42:14 PM PDT · by Happy2BMe · 28 replies · 888+ views
    Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals Rejects Bid by Illegal Aliens to Overturn Arizona's Proposition 200  August 9, 2005 Federal Court Dismisses Challenge on Grounds Illegal Aliens Lack Legal Standing In a major victory for the voters of Arizona and the integrity of the referendum process, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals today dismissed a lawsuit brought by illegal aliens in Arizona challenging the constitutionality of Proposition 200. The San Francisco-based court ruled that the plaintiffs lacked the "legal standing" necessary to challenge the initiative approved by Arizona voters in November 2004. Proposition 200 requires the state to verify the immigration...
  • CA: Flaws dooming initiative plans, critics contend -(...Schwarzenegger's agenda done in by details)

    07/21/2005 6:52:27 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 3 replies · 345+ views
    San Diego Union -Tribune ^ | 7/21/05 | Bill Ainsworth
    SACRAMENTO – In January, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger announced a "bold new era of reform" that he said would make government more accountable, improve education and control state spending. He later endorsed a series of five ballot measures for the Nov. 8 special election intended to turn his rhetoric into reality. But mistakes have shrunk Schwarzenegger's once broad agenda. Two of the measures were written so poorly that the governor decided to jettison them. A third, which deals with how political districts are drawn, faces a legal challenge today over a flaw that could cause it to be dropped from the...
  • CA: Lawmakers, civil rights groups join fight over governor's proposal (Prop 77,MALDEF,CORE)

    07/20/2005 7:52:14 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 3 replies · 321+ views
    AP on Bakersfield Californian ^ | 7/20/05 | Steve Lawrence - AP
    SACRAMENTO (AP) - Three civil rights groups and two legislative committees Wednesday jumped into the fight over Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's attempt to reshuffle how legislative and congressional districts are drawn in California. The Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund, the William C. Velasquez Institute and the Congress on Racial Equality Legal Defense Fund filed lawsuits challenging placement of the governor's proposal on the Nov. 8 special election ballot. Meanwhile, the Senate and Assembly elections committees announced they would hold a joint hearing next month on the controversy surrounding signature gathering to qualify the initiative for the ballot. Schwarzenegger's press...
  • Funding Hate - Foundations and the Radical Hispanic Lobby, Part I

    06/04/2005 8:22:58 AM PDT · by TERMINATTOR · 18 replies · 774+ views
    THE AMERICAN RESISTANCE FOUNDATION ^ | Fall 2000 | Joseph Fallon
    In today's Orwellian America, where all groups are equal, but some groups are more equal than others, four radical "Hispanic" organizations — League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC), Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund (MALDEF), Movimiento Estudiantil Chicano de Aztlan (MEChA), and National Council of La Raza (La Raza) — champion discrimination against non-Hispanics in general and European-Americans in particular. In most cases funded by the Ford and Rockefeller Foundations and in all cases abetted by the U.S. government, LULAC, MALDEF, MEChA, and La Raza are "politically correct" hate mongers. These four organizations, which form the core of...
  • Minutemen and Police Attacked by Illegal Alien Activists

    05/26/2005 10:31:29 AM PDT · by American Cabalist · 40 replies · 1,473+ views
    HE!D! says... ^ | 5/26/05 | American Cabalist
    Last night, Minutemen supporters gathered privately at the Women's Civic Club of Garden Grove (in O.C.) to hear a discussion lead by James Gilchrist, the founder of the Minutemen Project. About 300 protestors, charging that the Minutemen are a racist group, gathered outside to protest the meeting. When the Minutemen supporters tried to leave the event, at least two of their cars were attacked by dozens of protestors. The protestors hit the vehicles with placards and other objects until one of the drivers gunned his car to get away from the crowd. He was arrested, though I'm not sure what...
  • MALDEF files civil rights lawsuit in Albuquerque

    05/25/2005 2:59:11 PM PDT · by 4.1O dana super trac pak · 31 replies · 623+ views
    KOBTV ^ | 5/25/2005
    ALBUQUERQUE (AP) - A Hispanic advocacy group has sued the US Border Patrol and Albuquerque's public school district and police.The Mexican American Legal Defense and Education Fund alleges three Hispanic students' constitutional rights to an education were violated.The lawsuit was filed Wednesday in US District Court in Albuquerque.The lawsuit says the Del Norte High School students were questioned in March 2004 by a police officer and school administrators.The lawsuit says the US Border Patrol was called to Campus after it was learned the students were illegal immigrants.The students were ordered to leave the US by June 1st. The lawsuit contends...
  • Mexicans or Terrorists? The Battle for Baldwin Park - (Team America Report...it's getting ugly)

    05/24/2005 6:35:20 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 63 replies · 2,106+ views
    TEAM AMERICA PAC.ORG ^ | MAY 24, 2005 | LINDA MULLER
    Warning to readers: The transcripts and photos from the following video clips contain very offensive statements. These are only a few examples of the angry racist slurs shouted at the Americans who dared to protest the monument in Baldwin Park, California. Overview Many in our government and the media deny the existence of the militant Mexican plans for the the reconquista of Aztlan. They say it is just another conspiracy theory. Others say it is only an idea supported by a few radical hispanics. What happened in Baldwin Park, is happening in cities across America. It is supported by all...
  • Mexico's Fox Defends Comments on Radio

    05/22/2005 6:27:53 PM PDT · by madfly · 133 replies · 2,282+ views
    SFGate.com ^ | May 22, 2005 | MORGAN LEE, Associated Press Writer
    President Vicente Fox on Sunday defended his commitment to minorities and human rights on a U.S. radio program, in his first public response to his controversial comment that Mexicans take the U.S. jobs that "not even" blacks want. U.S. civil rights activist Jesse Jackson pressed the Mexican president for an apology for the remark that has strained already tense relations between U.S. blacks and Hispanics, during an interview on a Chicago gospel station. "I very much regret the misinterpretation," said Fox, touting laws created under his administration that outlaw discrimination and protect minorities. Fox met with Jackson behind closed...
  • NEWSWEEK COVER: Latino Power

    05/22/2005 8:13:47 AM PDT · by Brian Mosely · 59 replies · 1,417+ views
    Prnewswire ^ | Sunday May 22, 10:59 am ET
    NEW YORK, May 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Los Angeles Mayor-Elect Antonio Villaraigosa accomplished what Democrats dream of doing nationwide: he energized Latino voters to turn out for him at historic levels and stitched together the sort of multiracial coalition that has often eluded less-gifted politicians, Newsweek reports. In the May 30 Newsweek cover "Latino Power" (on newsstands Monday, May 23), Miami Bureau Chief Arian Campo-Flores and Chief Political Correspondent Howard Fineman assess the impact of Villaraigosa's election on national politics and the Latino vote. Though they won the Hispanic vote last November, Democrats lost ground to Republicans for the second straight...
  • (CA) Senate panel passes bill to extend licenses to illegal immigrants

    05/19/2005 5:51:41 PM PDT · by Sweet_Sunflower29 · 29 replies · 1,012+ views
    SFGate.com ^ | May 19, 2005
    The latest attempt to grant driver's licenses to illegal immigrants in California cleared a Senate committee on Thursday but with provisions that restrict how the licenses can be used and what they would look like. The bill, by Sen. Gil Cedillo, D-Los Angeles, would bring California into compliance with federal law. The REAL ID Act, signed by President Bush last week, requires states to verify that people who apply for a driver's license are in the country legally. It also allows states to choose whether to issue driver's licenses to illegal immigrants as long as they have different markings —...
  • Hispanic groups plan national boycott of Arizona businesses

    05/19/2005 9:07:47 AM PDT · by Boston Blackie · 60 replies · 1,289+ views
    AP ^ | May 19, 2005,
    Illegal immigrant rights activists say the recent groundswell of anti-immigration measures in Arizona is making the lives of immigrants, and anyone who looks like one, miserable and must be countered in kind: by making the lives of Arizonans more difficult through lost business and tourism.
  • CA: Judge strikes down Glendale law involving day laborers

    05/18/2005 10:05:44 AM PDT · by calcowgirl · 5 replies · 334+ views
    AP-San Diego Union-Tribune ^ | May 17, 2005 | Associated Press
    GLENDALE – A federal judge struck down a city law that bars day laborers from soliciting work at curbsides, an advocacy group said Tuesday. The Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund sued the city last year on behalf of a group of laborers on claims that the ban violated their constitutional rights. U.S. District Judge S. James Otero agreed, ruling Monday that the ban currently against solicitation from streets and curbs could be misinterpreted as also a ban from sidewalks. "The vagueness of the ordinance is likely to chill permissible speech," he wrote in an 11-page judgment. Glendale Assistant...
  • Must See Video Of Baldwin Park Rally

    05/17/2005 9:26:00 PM PDT · by occutegirl · 75 replies · 2,825+ views
    What is right with American ^ | 5/17/05 | Charles Kirby
    "I attended the Baldwin Park event as a news videographer for an independent program. The coverage we obtained was incredible, thanks to you folks. We were particularly impressed by the fellow screaming "Zarqawi! Yes! Yes!" and "Intifada!" and "Too bad Osama bin Laden did not have a nuclear bomb to drop on that dirty Jew shithole Manhattan!" That guy was a real charmer and it's all on tape. We got broad coverage of many of the obscenities, violence, cries of "Go back to Europe!" and "Our land!", good shots of the elderly lady who was struck in the head. We...
  • View from the Left: Immigration Should be a Liberal Issue

    05/16/2005 5:47:01 AM PDT · by SJackson · 31 replies · 767+ views
    Hillary gets it. Hillary Clinton says she's against illegal immigration. And she would fine employers who hire illegal aliens. Pundits say the New York Democrat is using this hot-button issue to position herself for the 2008 presidential election. It's a way to hit Republicans from the right. Polls show huge majorities of both Republicans and Democrats oppose illegal immigration -- and are frustrated that President Bush won't do a thing to stop it. But this issue does not belong to the right. Or it shouldn't. Illegal immigration hurts most liberal causes. It depresses wages, crushes unions and kills all hope...
  • Mexico to Send Protest Letter to U.S. (about extention of wall at California-Mexico border)

    05/14/2005 10:21:08 PM PDT · by FairOpinion · 41 replies · 1,202+ views
    AP ^ | May 13, 2005 | TRACI CARL
    MEXICO CITY - Mexico will send a diplomatic letter to the United States protesting the extension of a wall along the U.S.-California border, officials said Friday. Ruben Aguilar, a spokesman for President Vicente Fox, said the president would also continue to pressure the U.S. government to approve a migration accord that would allow more migrants to work legally north of the border. President Bush proposed a temporary work program last year, but it has stalled amid opposition in Congress. Mexican Foreign Secretary Luis Ernesto Derbez said Thursday that Fox had instructed him to send the diplomatic letter with the message...
  • Border Control Key to National Security

    05/13/2005 8:59:03 PM PDT · by Founding Father · 17 replies · 614+ views
    The National Ledger ^ | May 13, 2005 | Paul Wyrich
    Border Control Key to National Security By Paul Weyrich May 13, 2005 We must control our country’s borders. Former Deputy Secretary of Homeland Security Admiral James M. Loy appeared before the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence in February to counsel the Committee about improving immigration control at our nation’s borders. He delivered a message that was not given wide media coverage but one that many Americans already knew. Admiral Loy said: Recent information from ongoing investigations, detentions, and emerging threat streams strongly suggests that al-Qaeda has considered using the Southwest Border to infiltrate the United States. Several al-Qaeda leaders believe...
  • Playing the raza card

    05/13/2005 4:25:16 AM PDT · by Convert from ECUSA · 18 replies · 815+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | May 13, 2005 | Bert Prelutsky
    Out here in Southern California, a local Spanish-language TV station caused a stink recently by putting up several billboards reaching out to potential viewers in Los Angeles, Mexico. Predictably, as soon as outraged Americans complained, they were accused of being racists. How is it, I keep asking myself, that it's only the biggest racists in America who are given carte blanche to condemn others for being what they are themselves? Who but a racist would conclude that America's sovereignty is merely a minor inconvenience they are free to ignore for no other reason than that they are members of la...
  • Minutemen Effect

    05/12/2005 1:06:10 PM PDT · by South40 · 44 replies · 921+ views
    Latino leaders seeing immigration downsideThe Minuteman Project may not have succeeded in closing the U.S.-Mexican border, but it did seem to help close what has been an ideological gap between Latinos and those who claim to represent them. The truth is that the vast majority of U.S-born Latinos oppose illegal immigration and support calls for increased border enforcement. But you would never know it from listening to professional advocacy groups such as the League of United Latin American Citizens, the oldest and largest Latino civil rights organization. Or from the public comments and legislative priorities of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus,...
  • Alien flees after cop dies

    05/12/2005 10:17:45 AM PDT · by Boston Blackie · 32 replies · 1,398+ views
    THE WASHINGTON TIMES ^ | Valerie Richardson
    Raul Garcia-Gomez, 19, is suspected of shooting two Denver police officers at about 1 a.m. Sunday after they refused to let him re-enter a baptismal party. Detective Donald Young, 44, died at the scene after being shot from behind three times in the back and head.