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  • Earth to Hillary: Julian Castro’s Cleared for Takeoff

    09/26/2014 9:28:18 AM PDT · by rktman · 17 replies
    rollcall.com ^ | 9/25/2014 | Warren Rojas
    No need to wait for former FLOTUS/Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton to make up her mind about whether she wants into the Oval Office come 2017. United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce President CEO Javier Palomarez seems to believe there’s a perfectly viable alternative primed and ready to launch. Granted, Palomarez didn’t specifically say that Julián Castro, newly minted Secretary of Housing and Urban Development and twin brother of Rep. Joaquin Castro, D-Texas, needs to run for president in 2016.
  • If You Think Islamist Jihadists Are Bad for America, Look Inside the Latino Movement

    11/09/2012 1:05:26 PM PST · by Stayfree · 9 replies
    Self | Nov. 9, 2012 | Stayfree
    Inviting the Latino movement into your political party is like inviting the Jihadists in...its like picking up a live grenade!! If you look inside the Latino movement, you will find a fire-brand of anti-American and anti-white venom. It is their intent to take over this country for themselves. Check out the National Council of La Raza and key among the secondary organizations is the radical racist group Movimiento Estudiantil Chicano de Aztlan, or Chicano Student Movement of Aztlan (MEChA), one of the most anti-American groups in the country, which has permeated U.S. campuses since the 1960s, and continues its push...
  • Here Comes the 'Hispanic Obama'

    08/03/2012 2:21:25 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 15 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | August 3, 2012 | Tom Trancredo
    [SNIP] ....Based on my limited interactions and after reading more about [San Antonio Mayor Julian] Castro, it is clear that he is superficially very different from the older Latino leaders but very similar in other ways. The most prominent Hispanic mayor in America is Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa. Before Castro was born, Villaraigosa was at UCLA leading the openly racist, secessionist, and anti-American group MEChA. After engaging in protests to try to get the ChicanoStudies Department to give money to an openly communist group, he dropped out of UCLA and attended the unaccredited People's School of Law. He took...
  • Villaraigosa seizes moment in spotlight

    09/04/2012 9:17:56 AM PDT · by SmithL · 22 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 9/4/12 | Carla Marinucci, Chronicle Political Writer
    Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa stood confidently in the midst of the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Fla., last week, a Democratic "spy" who relished his role aggressively defending President Obama. Villaraigosa mocked the GOP's outreach to Latino voters, likening it to a lousy cook who can only "burn the enchiladas." Now it's Villaraigosa's turn in the kitchen. He chairs the Democratic National Convention that opens Tuesday in Charlotte, N.C., and he welcomes both the opportunity to burnish Obama's standing and the chance to discredit the Republican challengers. "You can't say one, and do something else," he said of the...
  • Villaraigosa's star on the rise as he chairs Democratic National Convention

    09/02/2012 9:36:09 AM PDT · by SmithL · 42 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | 9/2/12 | David Siders
    When Antonio Villaraigosa said this summer that he would like someday to be governor of California, he acknowledged an ambition that appeared until recently to have slipped beyond his reach. The mayor of Los Angeles, beleaguered by the weak economy, an extramarital affair and a series of shortcomings at City Hall, was re-elected by an underwhelming margin in 2009. Los Angeles magazine put a photograph of him on its cover behind the headline, "Failure: So much promise, so much disappointment," and Villaraigosa sat out the gubernatorial race the following year. In recent months, however, the former Assembly speaker has regained...
  • UCLA provided $100k for radical anti-American separatist group

    07/25/2012 1:32:22 PM PDT · by oliverdarcy · 9 replies
    A student group espousing anti-American separatist views at the University of California – Los Angeles (UCLA) received $100,000 in funding from the college administration last year, reveals an internal budget obtained by Campus Reform.The recipient of the funds is a student-organization, Moviemiento Estudiantil Chicano de AZTLAN (MEChA) which believes that the Southwestern U.S. states New Mexico, Arizona, California and parts of Nevada, Utah and Colorado are in fact part of a separate nation called “Aztlan.” The national organization’s website states that their aim is “reclaiming the land of our birth” and calls the organization “a nationalist movement of indigenous gente...
  • English won't be Bakersfield's official language

    09/27/2007 2:14:25 PM PDT · by SmithL · 39 replies · 161+ views
    Bakersfield, Calif. (AP) -- A bid to make English the official language of this San Joaquin Valley city failed after much debate. The city council also shot down on Wednesday another proposal that would have made clear that Bakersfield is not a sanctuary for illegal immigrants, but it approved a resolution calling on the federal government to enact immigration reform. After the meeting, opponents of the English-only and the sanctuary resolutions praised the council for making the "morally correct" decision. . . . Famed labor leader Dolores Huerta, who spoke to city council members, called the defeated resolutions "hateful" and...
  • Tucson's ethnic-studies program violates Arizona law, judge rules

    12/28/2011 9:43:13 AM PST · by Beaten Valve · 8 replies · 3+ views
    LA Times ^ | Dec. 27, 2011 | Stephen Ceasar
    Tucson's Mexican American studies program violates state law, an Arizona administrative law judge ruled Tuesday, paving the way for the program's possible demise. Judge Lewis D. Kowal affirmed a prior decision by the state's schools chief that the Tucson Unified School District's program violates a new law prohibiting divisive ethnic-studies classes. John Huppenthal, the state superintendent of public instruction, had deemed the program in violation in June. Among other things, the law bans classes primarily designed for a particular ethnic group or that "promote resentment toward a race or class of people." The school district appealed Huppenthal's ruling, and testimony...
  • Latino activists called for Sheriff Arpaio to resign [HA-HA! Never happen]

    12/27/2011 8:53:49 AM PST · by SandRat · 16 replies
    Latino activists called for embattled Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio to resign and ....
  • The Sanctuary State: Jerry Brown Signs a Trio of Bills on Behalf of Illegal Aliens

    10/10/2011 3:34:03 PM PDT · by montag813 · 9 replies
    Stand With Arizona ^ | 10-10-2011 | John Hill
    by John HillStand With Arizona It is hard to overstate the stunning embrace of lawlessness represented by three bills signed by California Governor Jerry Brown this past weekend. Brown on Saturday signed three bills that directly champion illegal aliens. Together, they put the state so far on the side of illegals (and against legal taxpayers), that California now has no legitimate rival for the title of "The Sanctuary State", and should consider changing their official motto accordingly. Facing a midnight deadline for sign several controversial bills, Brown avoided a public signing ceremony for these unpopular bills. He waited until the...
  • Young immigrants arrested in Charlotte at sit-in to protest immigration laws

    09/06/2011 4:14:11 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 7 replies
    Winston-Salem (NC) Journal ^ | September 06, 2011 | BERTRAND M. GUTIERREZ |
    CHARLOTTE About 15 young people, including at least seven who are not authorized to be in the U.S., were arrested on misdemeanor charges of disorderly conduct and impeding traffic during a sit-in rally Tuesday to protest immigration laws. Among those arrested was Martin Rodriguez of Hamptonville who is a member of a Yadkinville immigrant advocacy group called El Cambio. The rally was held just after a preview kickoff rally held separately by the Democratic National Convention in advance of the 2012 presidential nominating convention that will be held in Charlotte. Rally organizer Domenic Powell, a founding member of the advocacy...
  • Latino group claims Aztlán war in next five years

    09/02/2011 3:27:59 PM PDT · by smartyaz · 70 replies
    Examiner ^ | 8/27/11 | Miguel Perez
    Phoenix-based Nuestros Reconquistos claims that there will be a war very similar to the Civil War fought in the next five years. “La Raza and MEChA have already talked to Latinos and Phoenix and explained that Latinos need to arm themselves for war,” says Nuestros Reconquistos President Manuel Longoria. Latino groups believe they have enough people in states such as California, Nevada, Arizona, New Mexico, and Texas to successfully wage a war on the United States.
  • Latino group claims Aztlán war in next five years

    08/31/2011 5:59:31 AM PDT · by BUGSWOL · 69 replies
    Phoenix Civil Rights Examiner ^ | 08/27/2011 2:23 PM | Miguel Perez
    Phoenix-based Nuestros Reconquistos claims that there will be a war very similar to the Civil War fought in the next five years. ?La Raza and MEChA have already talked to Latinos and Phoenix and explained that Latinos need to arm themselves for war,? says Nuestros Reconquistos President Manuel Longoria.
  • Latino group claims Aztlán war in next five years

    08/30/2011 9:27:04 AM PDT · by bayouranger · 249 replies · 2+ views
    Examiner.com ^ | Aug 27, 2011 | Miguel Perez
    Phoenix-based Nuestros Reconquistos claims that there will be a war very similar to the Civil War fought in the next five years. “La Raza and MEChA have already talked to Latinos and Phoenix and explained that Latinos need to arm themselves for war,” says Nuestros Reconquistos President Manuel Longoria. Cecilia Maldonado of Chicanos Unidos Arizona isn’t hoping for any sort of war, but believes it may be unavoidable. “For generations, our people have prepared us to take back the lands of the Southwest that were stolen from our Mexican ancestors. Because of the bad economy and many racist laws, Latinos...
  • Villaraigosa Ignores Outcry, Will Build 6-Foot Wall Around Mansion (Why Not For US Border?)

    07/01/2011 4:53:00 AM PDT · by drpix · 31 replies
    CBSlosangeles ^ | 6/30/11 | staff
    LOS ANGELES (CBS) — Despite the objections of his neighbors, Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa has ordered city officials to proceed with a plan to erect a six-foot wall around the mayor’s mansion. The wall — which would flank the sides of Getty House in Hancock Park — recently drew the ire of local residents in February when Villaraigosa filed a request for a local variance that prohibits any fencing that exceeds 42 inches in height. A proposed design for the wall includes “embedded” security features...
  • Pregnot: Toppenish High student fakes pregnancy as social test about stereotypes, rumors

    04/22/2011 5:53:46 PM PDT · by CedarDave · 24 replies
    Yakima Herald-Republic ^ | April 20, 2011 | Adriana Janovich
    Gaby Rodriguez would worry whenever anyone asked to touch her baby bump. It wasn't because she felt shy or embarrassed. It was because the bulge -- fashioned from wire mesh and cotton quilt batting -- didn't actually contain a baby. For the past 61/2 months -- the bulk of her senior year at Toppenish High School -- the 17-year-old A-student faked her own pregnancy. Only a handful of people -- her mother, boyfriend and principal among them -- knew Gaby was pretending to be pregnant for her senior project, a culminating assignment required for graduation. "At times, I just wanted...
  • With Dream Act shelved, immigrants look to 2012

    12/11/2010 12:30:22 PM PST · by moonshinner_09 · 21 replies
    Washington Post ^ | December 11, 2010 | LAURA WIDES-MUNOZ
    MIAMI -- The illegal immigrants who more than a decade ago were just teens hoping to forge a legal path to citizenship are vowing to make the Dream Act a campaign issue come 2012, even though they'll likely be too old to benefit if the law ever passes. The measure that passed in the House on Wednesday is unlikely go anywhere in the Senate, and the House is unlikely to revisit the issue once the new Republican leadership takes over. Groups like The National Council of La Raza and other Hispanic and immigrant advocacy groups know the prospects for comprehensive...
  • Illegal voting feared, Latino drive stirs concerns

    08/29/2010 9:27:01 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 49 replies
    Contra Costa Times (CA) ^ | August 29, 2010 | James Rufus Koren
    As Latino leaders and the Catholic Church ramp up efforts to register more Latino voters, immigration activists and some conservatives say they are afraid such efforts are aimed at getting illegal immigrants to vote. While it appears some loopholes could allow illegal immigrants to vote, there's little evidence of illegal immigrants voting, and those behind the registration efforts say they have no need to reach out to illegal immigrants. "We're not squeezing for extra juice," said Francisco Sol , chairman of the Latino Voter Registration Project. "There's plenty of juice in the first place." But anti-illegal-immigration activists say the result...
  • Immigration activists to protest outside President Obama fundraiser (Los Angeles)

    08/16/2010 3:45:35 PM PDT · by Beaten Valve · 11 replies
    LA Times ^ | August 16, 2010 | Robert Faturechi
    An immigration rights group is ushering in President Obama’s visit to Los Angeles with a bit of Hollywood flare. More than 100 immigration protesters are expected to gather in Hancock Park late Monday afternoon dressed in costumes from “The Wizard of Oz.” “It’s a story about searching for a dream, searching for that promised land,” said Jorge-Mario Cabrera, spokesman for immigrant rights organization CHIRLA. “We find there’s a lot of parallels.” According to a CHIRLA statement, Dorothy represents Obama’s “hopeful vision” in a “land of bickering.” The heartless Tin Man is being equated with the Republican Party. The Cowardly Lion...
  • Barack Obama, Enemy of the State of Arizona

    08/03/2010 11:29:51 AM PDT · by TheNewPundit · 27 replies · 6+ views
    I'm A Pundit Too ^ | 08/03/2010 | Doug Ragan
    In an effort to appeal to the senses of any liberal audience reading this article, I am going to disregard the US Constitution at the moment. I am going to focus a bit more of the issue brought up by Pinal County (Ariz.) Sheriff Paul Babeu. “Our own government has become our enemy and is taking us to court at a time when we need help,” As we all know, the federal government filed a lawsuit against Arizona in response to a new law that gave local law enforcement officers more authority to round up people who are in the...
  • Judge Blocks Parts Of Arizona Immigration Law

    07/28/2010 10:29:45 AM PDT · by edpc · 478 replies · 16+ views
    AP via Yahoo News ^ | 28 July 2010 | JACQUES BILLEAUD and AMANDA MYERS
    PHOENIX – A judge has blocked the most controversial sections of Arizona's new immigration law from taking effect Thursday, handing a major legal victory to opponents of the crackdown. The law will still take effect Thursday, but without many of the provisions that angered opponents — including sections that required officers to check a person's immigration status while enforcing other laws.
  • SUCKER PUNCH SQUAD: ‘Machete’ Script Is the Cutting Edge of Racial Hatred

    06/19/2010 8:29:43 AM PDT · by dennisw · 42 replies · 933+ views
    /bighollywood.breitbart. ^ | 5-25 | Kurt Schlichter
    There’s no confusion about who the villain is in Machete – it’s you. More specifically, it’s you and the other 69% or so of American citizens who agree that we should have a say in who does and doesn’t come into our country by enforcing immigration laws. There’s been a lot written about the race war angle of Machete. But it’s hard to see this script as anything but a sick MEChA-approved fantasy in which every Anglo man is a slobbering borderline savage who tortures Mexicans when not slaughtering them outright, and every Anglo woman a nymphomaniac yearning to strip...
  • Are we Reliving in 1930’s? Openly Stated Plans for Conquest

    06/16/2010 4:22:20 PM PDT · by Wanderer659 · 10 replies · 375+ views
    Conservative Hideout ^ | 06/14/2010 | Matt
    Last week, we discussed the rise (or unmasking) of anti-semitism. However, that is not the only aspect of the 1930’s that seems to be rearing its ugly head. There are some groups out there that are bent on conquest. Factor Two: Open Calls for Conquest/Expansion. The 1930’s were marked by calls for territorial expansion. Hitler demanded his “Lebensraum,” translated: “living space.” Mussolini called for a revived “Roman Empire.” Japan demanded territorial expansion to secure the raw materials to grow its industrial economy. In the case of Hitler and Mussolini, the intentions to expand were openly stated. It was no mystery....
  • Los Angeles County Vote to Boycott Arizona; LAUSD also Denounces SB 1070

    06/03/2010 12:47:43 PM PDT · by La Enchiladita · 75 replies · 1,321+ views
    San Fernando Sun ^ | June 2, 2010 | Alex Garcia
    Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors and the Los Angeles Unified School District [LAUSD] joined the city of San Francisco and West Hollywood and signed on to denounce SB 1070, the Arizona law that criminalizes undocumented immigrants. ...The boycott calls for a stop of any official county travel to Arizona, as well as a revision and end to any contract with that state. ...Meanwhile, Supervisor Mike Antonovich, who last week had come out against the proposal, calling it "stupid," ratified his position this week, adding that as elected officials they must uphold the law. "We need solutions, not boycotts. Solutions,...
  • US, Mexican first ladies play games at Md. school

    05/19/2010 11:56:53 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 6 replies · 336+ views
    Associated Press ^ | May 19, 2010
    SILVER SPRING, Md. (AP) -- First lady Michelle Obama and her Mexican counterpart Margarita Zavala hopped, skipped and played a parachute game with elementary school students in Maryland. The first ladies later sat down with students in a free lunch program at Silver Spring's New Hampshire Estates Elementary School on Wednesday.
  • L.A. Teacher Rails against Police "Apes", "Occupied Mexico" (Gochez at it again)

    05/15/2010 10:13:23 AM PDT · by montag813 · 89 replies · 4,452+ views
    StandWithArizona.com (Facebook) ^ | 05-15-2010 | Stand With Arizona
    L.A. "teacher" Ron Gochez strikes again. Gochez, who for some unknown reason remains a teacher at Santee H.S. Complex in Los Angeles, is at it again in this video, railing against the police as "apes of repression", calls L.A. the "occupied territories of Mexico" and says he "represents" a "Mexican revolutionary organi...zation". He must teach one heck of a "history" class to young minds full of mush in L.A. This 2007 video adds to the prior footage of Gochez' racist, anti-Semitic and seditious rantings. If Gochez had been a Caucasian teacher who called for a white uprising against the U.S....
  • Ron Gochez (Marxist L.A. Teacher) & His Connection to MEChA (Radical Separatist Group)

    05/14/2010 5:40:46 PM PDT · by FactReal · 15 replies · 588+ views
    FactReal ^ | 5/10/2010 | FactReal
    Here is more about the now infamous L.A. teacher, Ron Gochez, who called for Mexican revoltution in the U.S. (video link below) GOCHEZ & HIS RADICAL CONNECTIONSRon Gochez was chairman of MEChA, a radical separatist group that believes Southwestern USA belongs to Mexico (!!!) MEChA & Reconquista (Reconquest): Their most chilling demand is the call for “La Reconquista” or the retaking of the Southwestern states (Arizona, California, Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico, Texas, and Utah) to form an independent nation called “Aztlan”. Equating the 1848 Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo which ended the two-year Mexican War and granted the United States...
  • for the purpose of liberating Aztlán

    05/09/2010 4:52:06 AM PDT · by TPOOH · 36 replies · 830+ views
    Mayorno ^ | 05/07/2010 | Mayorno staff writer
    EXcerpt.....The acronym MEChA stands for "Movimiento Estudiantil Chicano de Aztlan." or "Chicano Student Movement of Aztlan." MEChA is an Hispanic separatist organization that encourages anti-American activities and civil disobedience. The radical members of MEChA who refer to themselves as "Mechistas," romanticize Mexican claims to the "lost Territories" of the Southwestern United States -- a Chicano country called Aztlan. In its national constitution, MEChA calls for self-determination by its members to liberate Aztlan. MEChA's national constitution starts out: "Chicano and Chicana students of Aztlán must take upon themselves the responsibilities to promote Chicanismo within the community, politicizing our Raza with an...
  • Sharpton seeks help in Arpaio probe

    06/20/2009 11:14:11 AM PDT · by SandRat · 51 replies · 1,651+ views
    PHOENIX — The Rev. Al Sharpton on Friday called for opponents of Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio, who has aggressively cracked down on illegal immigration, to videotape alleged racial profiling by the sheriff’s office. The civil rights leader said the videos will help the U.S. Department of Justice in an investigation of alleged civil rights abuses by Arpaio’s office. “We’re gonna start some freedom rides around this county, to show how people of a certain skin color are treated different than other people,” Sharpton told a crowd of several hundred people at the Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church in Phoenix. Sharpton...
  • Obama confident Sotomayor will survive criticism

    05/30/2009 6:16:01 PM PDT · by South40 · 23 replies · 844+ views
    San Diego Union-Tribune ^ | 5/30/2009 | LIZ SIDOTI, (AP)
    WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama expressed confidence Saturday that efforts to scuttle Sonia Sotomayor's nomination to the Supreme Court will fail despite intensified scrutiny of her judicial career. He said senators should work quickly to elevate the federal appeals judge. "I am certain that she is the right choice," the president said in his weekly radio and Internet address in which he scolded critics who he said were trying to distort her record and past statements. Those include her 2001 comment that a female Hispanic judge would often reach a better decision than a white male judge. With the Senate...
  • Tancredo: Sotomayor’s a member of the “Latino KKK”

    05/28/2009 10:04:22 PM PDT · by RobinMasters · 12 replies · 1,371+ views
    Hot Air ^ | May 28, 2009 | ALLAHPUNDIT
    The “Latino KKK” in this case meaning the National Council of La Raza, about which the boss has written eloquently and at great length. Three things here. First, I’ve fed Olby enough crap sandwiches over the years for comparing conservative pundits and Fox News to jihadis not to let Tanc get away with the equivalent. Unless they’re making bombs, it’s always poor form to compare your opponents to terrorists. Second, he’s simply wrong on the facts. As HuffPo notes, it’s not La Raza whose motto is “All for the race. Nothing for the rest,” it’s MEChA (“For La Raza todo....
  • Exclusive: The Truth About 'La Raza' ( And Sotomayor is a member )

    05/28/2009 8:59:51 AM PDT · by kellynla · 47 replies · 3,097+ views
    humanevents.om ^ | 04/07/2006 | Charlie Norwood
    The nation's television screens many days recently have been filled with scenes of huge crowds carrying the colorful green and red flag of Mexico viewers could well have thought it was a national holiday in Mexico City. It was instead, downtown Los Angeles, Calif., although the scene was recreated in numerous other cities around the country with substantial Mexican populations. Hordes of Mexican expatriates, many here illegally, were protesting the very U.S. immigration laws they were violating with impunity. They found it offensive and a violation of their rights that the U.S. dared to have immigration laws to begin with....
  • Land For Peace, American Style (MECHA dreams come true alert)

    05/17/2009 6:24:59 AM PDT · by stan_sipple · 5 replies · 940+ views
    The American Thinker Blog ^ | 5-17-2009 | Rob Miller
    " Never ask a friend to buy a horse you wouldn't buy yourself" - (Loose translation of an old Yiddish proverb) Apply the principles urged on Israel to the United States, and you end up with a scenario something like this: The new final settlement conference between the US, Mexico, and the Aztlánistas is scheduled for late June. The agreement promises a new chapter in the relationship between the countries -- and new hope for Mexican refugees yearning for self-determination and a state of their own. For years, there have been ongoing hostilities, culminating in a rash of illegal immigration...
  • U. Houston Professor Responds to Absolut's Apology for its "Map" Ad.

    04/22/2008 8:09:55 AM PDT · by kelsiejackson · 43 replies · 161+ views
    Earlier this month, the makers of Absolut Vodka issued a public apology for running an ad with an early 1830s map of North America with the words "In an Absolut world" emblazoned across the front. The retraction came as a result of a threatened boycott initiated by conservative talk radio and Web sites. Who was Absolut apologizing to and why? The ad itself ran in Mexican magazines and was aimed at an international audience. I would never have even come across it had it not been brought to my attention by this controversy. The complaints seem to range from concern...
  • Sharply split panel passes bill on Ariz. school 'hate speech'

    04/17/2008 3:52:37 PM PDT · by jonyyeh · 3 replies · 61+ views
    Capitol Media Services ^ | 04/17/2008 | Howard Fischer
    PHOENIX — Arizona schools whose courses "denigrate American values and the teachings of Western civilization" could lose state funding under the terms of legislation approved Wednesday by a state House panel. SB 1108 also would bar teaching practices that "overtly encourage dissent" from those values, including democracy, capitalism, pluralism and religious toleration. Schools would have to surrender teaching materials for review by the state school superintendent, who could withhold state aid of districts that broke the law. Another section of the bill would bar public schools, community colleges and universities from allowing organizations to operate on campus if they are...
  • Once Criticized As Racist, MEChA Clubs Now Welcome All

    02/29/2008 8:51:07 AM PST · by Incorrigible · 11 replies · 542+ views
    Newhouse News ^ | 2/28/2008 | Casey Parks
    Once Criticized As Racist, MEChA Clubs Now Welcome All By CASEY PARKS   Wolofbamanaigbo Ovimbundumakua, a graduate student at Oregon State University, right, is one of few non-Hispanic students who belong to MEChA club. Here he participates in a regional MEChA conference. (Photo by Motoya Nakamura)     PORTLAND, Ore. — For much of the past 40 years, the Movimiento Estudiantil Chicano de Aztlan — or, Movement of Chicano Students of Aztlan — has been criticized as racist and radical. Members sparked riots. Key philosophies, such as "For the race, everything; for those outside the race, nothing," even rejected non-Mexicans.But...
  • Mexican president decries anti-immigrant perceptions in US, says migrants help economy

    02/11/2008 9:07:11 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 34 replies · 289+ views
    The Topeka Capital-Journal ^ | February 11, 2008 | Steve LeBlanc
    CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — Mexican President Felipe Calderon on Monday decried anti-immigrant perceptions in the United States and argued that Mexican immigrants complement American workers. On his first trip to the U.S. as Mexico's president, Calderon said he is working to combat anti-Americanism in Mexico and to improve job prospects there to reduce migration. He said he hopes that Americans resist anti-Mexican sentiments. "The worst thing that happened in this country is this anti-Mexican or anti-immigrant perception of people. We need to contain this," Calderon said after a speech at Harvard's John F. Kennedy School of Government. "I need to change...
  • In his own words: Dr. Juan Hernandez, McCain’s radical Hispanic outreach director

    02/10/2008 1:24:31 PM PST · by VU4G10 · 54 replies · 853+ views
    michellemalkin.com ^ | 021008 | Michelle Malkin
    Digger’s Realm did a terrific job compiling this clip reel of open borders zealot/McCain Hispanic outreach director Juan Hernandez’s greatest hits. He considers Canada, the U.S., and Mexico “a bloc, not one nation.” He puts “Mexico first.” He doesn’t believe there are any criminals among the 12-20 million illegal aliens he thinks should be legalized. He’s been saying all of this for a long time. The McCain campaign knew what it was getting. So should Republican voters: VIDEO at michellemalkin.com
  • John McCain: La Raza's voice in Washington

    02/04/2008 10:57:51 AM PST · by tanaka · 76 replies · 241+ views
    Michelle Malkin ^ | Feb 4, 2008 | Michelle Malkin
    The McCain campaign continues to perpetuate its Big Lie in the run-up to Super Tuesday. And thanks to MSM enablers and open-borders Republicans rooting for a McCain win, voters are swallowing the Big Lie. The Big Lie is that McCain can be trusted on immigration and border security .. You want straight talk? McCain’s tongue says he’s “listened and learned.” But his heart is with La Raza, the militantly ethnocentric, anti-immigration enforcement Hispanic lobbying group that honored him in 1999 and whose annual conference he keynoted in 2004. Go back and watch McCain on the Senate floor during the amnesty...
  • MITT MIFFS W ON BORDERS (Bush exasperated with Romney's hard-line immigration stance)

    02/02/2008 12:44:12 PM PST · by Liz · 204 replies · 498+ views
    NY POST ^ | February 2, 2008 | Robert Novak
    President Bush has maintained neutrality but privately expresses exasperation with Romney's hard-line stance on immigration......Bush is upset Romney changed his position at the expense of the president's immigration reform. Bush and McCain are not close, but he's grateful for McCain's support on Iraq and immigration. Florida Gov. Crist's unexpected late endorsement, which helped propel McCain to victory, was an unpleasant surprise to state Republican leaders. Crist had said he was not making an endorsement after shunning Giuliani's courtship and suggested that they also stay neutral. His support for McCain irked Republican activists who generally would have preferred former Romney. Romney...
  • Amnesty Will Cost US Taxpayers some $2.6 Trillion (What John McCain Supports)

    02/01/2008 1:35:06 PM PST · by Liz · 54 replies · 20,559+ views
    THE HERITAGE FOUNDATON ^ | June 6, 2007 | ROBERT RECTOR
    McCain's love of amnesty will be a key issue. He supported amnesty in 2003 by name, proposed it in 2006 and 2007 without calling it amnesty, and says that anyone who says that he ever supported amnesty is a liar. He has insulted Americans who advocate border security and has cursed at the thought of building a border fence. The presence of Juan Hernandez in the background of the McCain campaign tells us that John McCain is as weak on border security now as he ever was. Dr. Juan Hernandez, a dual citizen of the US and Mexico, and past...
  • The McCain Sieve, or The SwiftTalk Express

    01/30/2008 9:19:26 PM PST · by grey_whiskers · 8 replies · 4,809+ views
    grey_whiskers ^ | 1-30-2008 | grey_whiskers
    With John McCain’s victory in the Republican Primary in Florida, a lot of attention has come his way. The reaction of the pundits and the blogosphere has been all over the map. Some, such as Michael Medved, are enthusiastic about the candidate and his chances in the general election; others, such as Rush Limbaugh, are concerned that a McCain candidacy will spell the end of the Republican party as we know it. And with the cheering for and against him, so to have his past actions and policies come under scrutiny. Everything, from the Keating Five, to the Gang of...
  • The Real Huckabee

    01/29/2008 12:21:24 PM PST · by unspun · 16 replies · 361+ views
    Salt Lake City Tribune ^ | 1-27-2008 | Dennis O Dorrity Sr.
    I am disappointed in the tactics and statements of almost all the presidential candidates, both Democrats and Republicans. My grandmother used to say that you can tell just as big a lie with a half-truth and sometimes a bigger one. Take the half-truths said about Mike Huckabee and taxes. I lived in Arkansas when he was the governor. He did away with the marriage tax penalty and the capital gains tax on the sale homes. He doubled Arkansas' standard deduction and the child care tax credit. He slashed the capital gains tax for both individuals and businesses. In 2001, Mike...
  • Police nab illegal immigrant in home invasions

    01/28/2008 5:24:24 PM PST · by Sammy67 · 9 replies · 664+ views
    http://www.eastvalleytribune.com/story/107563 ^ | 1/27/08 | Gary Grado, Tribune
    A felony conviction and subsequent deportation didn’t stop Manuel Enrique Morales from crossing the border to return to Mesa, where police allege he and others terrorized victims with an assault rifle in a series of home invasions. This time, though, the 19-year-old illegal immigrant is going to stay awhile because police jailed him and five alleged accomplices in the spree of armed robberies that span from Nov. 16-29. Home invasions were becoming so rampant in Mesa in recent months that police formed a special task force to address the problem, which they believed was the work of as many as...
  • Who’s Got McCain’s Back? (Juan's amigos)

    01/28/2008 2:08:06 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies · 726+ views
    PoliPundit ^ | January 28,, 2008 | Michael 'A.J. Sparxx' Illions
    It is often said that the best way to find out how a candidate would act in office if elected, is to see who he/she surrounds himself with. Money is another factor, what people and industries are backing the candidate. These answers should be an indicator of what to expect. Who is behind the man should gauge what kind of man he is. The great Richard Viguerie tells the story of how he and other conservatives had a “seat at the table” of the presidential campaigns of Barry Goldwater and Ronald Reagan for. His thinking was if Conservatives aren’t at...
  • Mexican president decries 'growing harassment' of migrants in U.S.

    11/14/2007 10:25:53 PM PST · by BGHater · 81 replies · 849+ views
    AP ^ | 14 Nov 2007 | Mark Stevenson
    MEXICO CITY President Felipe Calderon decried Wednesday what he called "the growing harassment" of Mexicans in the United States and said his government will work to counter it by funding a media campaign to show migrant success stories. Mexican officials have expressed concern over a recent wave of immigration raids and a U.S. political climate perceived as anti-migrant. Calderon said U.S. presidential candidates were using migrants as "symbolic hostages" on the immigration issue. "I am especially worried about the growing harassment and frank persecution of Mexicans in the United States in recent days," Calderon said at a meeting of the...
  • If feds will not act, locals must(Small town Editorial)

    11/12/2007 9:19:33 AM PST · by radar101 · 9 replies · 565+ views
    Prescott Courier ^ | 12 NOV 2007 | Not Identified
    Mayor-elect Jack Wilson deserves kudos for convening his ex-officio task force on immigration this past week even before he takes office. At least it's a recognition of how serious the problem is. All of the usual suspects showed up with all of the usual comments, to wit: • City Attorney Gary Kidd said anything the city does to fight illegal immigration likely will elicit a federal or civil libertarian legal challenge. He's right, but that's exactly why the city should push. For the past 50 years, the Washington establishment has done nothing about the problem while zealously claiming exclusive jurisdiction....
  • Holiday Recalls Loved Ones (El Dia de los Muertos)

    11/03/2007 5:24:59 PM PDT · by Diana in Wisconsin · 49 replies · 495+ views
    Madison.com ^ | November 3, 2007 | Katie Dean
    (UW's Mexican party has dancers, food) Members of the UW-Madison's Chicano student group and others interested in Mexican culture gathered Friday night for El Dia de los Muertos, an annual holiday that celebrates those who have died, not with sadness and tears but with lively festivities. "On this day, it's believed that spirits come back and celebrate with their loved ones," said Vanessa Sanchez, a legal studies major from Waukesha, and co-chairwoman of the student group, called MEChA (Movimiento Estudiantil Chicano de Aztlan). "Day of the Dead" is an indigenous celebration that dates to the time of the Aztecs, she...
  • Hispanic Hate Harangue [CaliforniaRepublic]

    08/13/2007 6:40:04 AM PDT · by ParsifalCA · 28 replies · 1,291+ views
    CaliforniaRepublic ^ | 8/13/07 | Larry Stirling
    A few months back, a beautiful, 22-year old American woman named Rachel Smith made the finals in the Miss Universe contest in Mexico City. Her interview was interrupted by a wave of catcalls from the mostly Mexican audience. She had been subjected to similar treatment throughout the entire week. In 1999, Miss USA Kenya Moore received similar treatment. Our Olympic and international soccer teams also endure booing during our national anthem along with chants of Osama! Osama! Sometimes taunts are punctuated by bags of urine being thrown at American athletes. Are these isolated incidents at odds with what Democrat Mexican-American...
  • Left-Wing Extremists Want to 'Reconquista' Southwest-White Supremacist 'Loonies' Influence Debate

    07/03/2007 7:57:50 AM PDT · by SJackson · 44 replies · 2,458+ views
    CNS News ^ | 7-3-07
    Left-Wing Extremists Want to 'Reconquista' SouthwestBy Jeff Golimowski and Katherine Poythress CNSNews.com Senior Staff Writer and CorrespondentJuly 03, 2007 (CNSNews.com) - A webpage featuring pictures of Uncle Sam in a 15th century suit of armor with the words "I want you to come back to Europe!" is one of the worst nightmares of the anti-immigrant movement. "We're angry enough to say the problem is that Europeans forced their way into our continent, maybe they should go home," said Olin Tezcatlitoca, who runs the site. "This is outrageous for us who are indigenous people to be told we cannot migrate on...