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  • 'Slap in the Face' for Donald Trump to Host SNL, Says Latino Group

    10/14/2015 3:19:35 PM PDT · by ScottWalkerForPresident2016 · 60 replies
    NBC News ^ | 10/14/2015 | Maya Chung
    Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump is set to host "Saturday Night Live" on November 7th and the largest national Hispanic civil rights and advocacy organization in the United States, the National Council of La Raza (NCLR), has slammed the decision, calling it a "slap in the face" to Latino viewers. "This is not about lacking a sense of humor. Everyone knows that SNL is not just a comedy show. For the last 40 years, it has become a highly coveted platform for candidates from political parties who are looking to reach and connect with the American public," said Janet Murguía,...
  • Obama Task Force to Strengthen Immigrant “Integration Infrastructure”

    04/21/2015 12:02:19 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 37 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | April 21, 2015
    President Obama’s Task Force on New Americans has issued its much-anticipated plan to facilitate life in the U.S. for immigrants and refugees by enhancing pathways to naturalization, building welcoming communities and providing “mobile immigration services in underserved communities.” The government-wide initiative aims to “strengthen federal immigrant and refugee integration infrastructure.” This includes multilingual media campaigns promoting immigrant rights and other free tools to make life easier in the U.S. and up to $10 million for “citizenship preparation” programs. The goal is to “strengthen civic, economic and linguistic integration and to build strong and welcoming communities,” according to the report issued...
  • Obama huddles with civil rights leaders

    11/20/2014 6:48:35 PM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 19 replies ^ | November 20, 2014 | Justin Sink
    President Obama met with more than a dozen prominent civil and immigration rights activists Thursday ahead of his speech debuting a series of new steps that will extend deportation relief and work permits to as many as 5 million illegal immigrants. Attendees at the meeting included AFL-CIO president Richard Trumka, NAACP president Cornell Brooks and Al Sharpton. The MSNBC host has come under fire in recent days after The New York Times reported he and his companies were at one point subject to $4.5 million in state and federal tax liens. Also in attendance was Janet Murguía, the head of...
  • Man’s good deed lands his home on a list of meth labs

    03/02/2014 9:01:09 AM PST · by kiryandil · 35 replies
    Iowa Watchdog ^ | February 28, 2014 | Paul Brennan
    DES MOINES, Iowa — On Jan. 5, 2012, Paul Valin called the police to report he’d found a backpack containing what he believed to be meth-making equipment. That simple act of good citizenship landed his and wife Cindy’s house on the National Clandestine Laboratory Register, the federal Drug Enforcement Agency’s list of meth labs. The NCLR “contains addresses of some locations where law enforcement agencies reported they found chemicals or other items that indicated the presence of either clandestine drug laboratories or dumpsites.” The fact that Valin found the backpack more than 15 miles from his house isn’t the sort...
  • Zimmerman – NCLR & Latinos Speak Out

    07/17/2013 12:16:12 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 58 replies
    LATINA ^ | 07/17/2013 | By Priscilla Rodriguez
    Nationwide, Latino groups and leaders, including civil rights group National Council de la Raza (NCLR), have taken to the streets and the halls of power to rally alongside the African American community against the acquittal of George Zimmerman. NCLR announced yesterday that it had joined the NAACP, National Urban League (NUL), National Action Network (NAN) and other civil rights organizations in asking U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder to meet and discuss possible next steps to be taken by the U.S. Department of Justice following the verdict in the Zimmerman trial. “While we respect the legal process and the jury’s decision,...
  • Chief Justice Roberts' Lesbian Cousin: He'll Rule in Favor of Same-Sex Marriage

    03/25/2013 6:37:37 PM PDT · by haffast · 100 replies ^ | March 25, 2013 | Fred Lucas
    ( – Supreme Court Chief Justice John G. Roberts’ cousin, a lesbian seeking to get married in California who will have reserved seating for relatives at two upcoming cases, wrote that she believes her cousin will rule in favor of same-sex marriage in an op-ed posted on the National Council for Lesbian Rights. A spokesperson for the court did not respond to questions about a potential conflict for Roberts. “I know that my cousin is a good man,” Jean Podrasky, 48, of San Francisco wrote. “I feel confident that John is wise enough to see that society is becoming more...
  • We voted – now let’s get to work,say Latinos after historic vote for Obama

    11/07/2012 12:31:17 PM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 18 replies ^ | November 7, 2012 | Sandra Lilley
    We voted – now let’s get things done. That was the strong takeaway today from Latino leaders and activists during a discussion of the sweeping and historic Latino vote in yesterday’s election. “Last night Latinos confirmed unequivocally that the road to the White House goes through Hispanic neighborhoods,” said Clarissa Martinez De Castro, from the National Council of La Raza (NCLR). ”The Latino giant is wide awake, cranky and is taking names,” said labor leader Eliseo Medina, of the Service Employees International Union (SEIU). Yesterday’s Latino vote made history in two ways. Over 12 million Latinos came out to vote,...
  • Obama Plays La Raza Card In Key Appointment

    01/11/2012 4:44:12 PM PST · by Kaslin · 23 replies
    IBD Editorials ^ | January 11, 2012 | Editorial Staff
    Campaign 2012: By choosing to head his policy council with an open-borders advocate and former leader of the Hispanic activist group favoring amnesty, the president has signaled a divide-and-conquer re-election campaign . In another move aimed at aiding his re-election, President Obama on Tuesday announced that Cecilia Munoz, a former senior vice president of the National Council of La Raza (NCLR), would replace Melody Barnes as head of his Domestic Policy Council. Hispanics are a key part of the coalition Obama and a key part of his re-election strategy will no doubt be to portray Republicans and others who advocate...
  • La Raza wants a dictator (Incredible excerpt from the Obama speech yesterday) Obama's in favor

    07/26/2011 7:00:16 AM PDT · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 35 replies
    He goes into this at about 15 minutes into the video. You need to hear these people. The text does *NOT* do it justice. This is what danger we are in. Obama's La Raza speech And I promise you, we are responding to your concerns and working every day to make sure we are enforcing flawed laws in the most humane and best possible way. Now, I know some people want me to bypass Congress and change the laws on my own. (Applause.) And believe me, right now dealing with Congress -- AUDIENCE: Yes, you can! Yes, you can! Yes,...
  • Obama: I'd Like 'to Bypass Congress and Change the Rules on My Own'

    07/25/2011 11:50:31 AM PDT · by markomalley · 157 replies
    National Journal ^ | 7/25/11 | George E. Condon Jr.
    President Obama let his frustration over the stalled debt talks seep into an address on Latino issues on Monday, confessing that he’d like to “bypass Congress and change the laws on my own.” He told the National Council of La Raza, “Believe me, the idea of doing things on my own is very tempting. I promise you.” But he told the group meeting at the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel that he has to work with Congress and will continue to fight for what he called a “balanced” plan that does not focus solely on spending cuts but that spreads the...
  • La Raza Group Teams Up With Feds To Push Govt. Aid In Spanish

    07/08/2011 11:45:51 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 23 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | July 8, 2011
    President Obama’s favorite La Raza group has teamed up with a federal agency to promote one of the administration’s many government cash giveaways with Spanish ads encouraging Latinos—possibly illegal immigrants—to apply for free U.S. taxpayer dollars.The new campaign warns Hispanics that time is running out to get up to “$50,000 in help” from Uncle Sam to pay their mortgage, past due charges, taxes, insurance and even legal fees associated with their home. The money is being disbursed by the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) as part of a billion-dollar Emergency Homeowner Loan Program (EHLP).In 2008 the agency revealed...
  • Leftist Group La Raza Demands Congress Sign ‘Pledge for Respect’ for Latinos (not for US laws)

    03/24/2011 9:14:07 AM PDT · by Liz · 16 replies ^ | 3/23/11 | Jonothan Seidl
    The National Council of La Raza (NCLR), a leftist Latino rights group, is launching a campaign to get members of Congress to sign a pledge opposing “irresponsible and inflammatory rhetoric toward Latinos,“ reinforcing Hispanics as ”an integral part of the fabric of America, and vowing to denounce “politicians who dehumanize and scapegoat Latinos.” (VIDEOAT WEB SITE Watch video of La Raza protesters screaming “Nazi” and “racist” at the Arizona attorney general.) Besides affirming the importance of Hispanics, the document, part of the Pledge for Respect campaign, also includes a clause that members of Congress will “meet with advocates and leaders...
  • Who are “Nuestra Gente” Señora Solis and Department of Labor?

    10/13/2010 7:34:19 AM PDT · by Alaphiah123 · 2 replies
    Creating Orwellian Worldview ^ | 10/13/10 | Alaphiah
    Hilda Solis President Barry Hussein Soetoro’s Latina Labor Secretary States clearly states to the NCLR, the National Council of La Raza, an exclusive Latino Racist group that the ultra-progressives of the Soetoro administration have succeeded in changing the direction of the department of labor. From what to what is the question? Solis’ carefully crafted message attempted to veil the fact that the American government, Department of Labor has changed from a government agency that protects American laborers to one of a Racist government Organization with an exclusive agenda to protect illegal Latino workers. Of course, Solis thinks by adding politically...
  • (Texas) Governor speaks to La Raza

    07/13/2010 3:04:56 PM PDT · by chicagolady · 64 replies · 1+ views
    Texas Capitol Report ^ | July 10 2010 | Texas Capi
    Gov. Rick Perry sounded some familiar themes in a speech today at the National Council of La Raza conference in San Antonio. Some of the governor's remarks were aimed at appealing to nearly 2,000 audience members who sat waiting to hear about his positions on immigration reform, Arizona's controversial law and raising the quality of life for Latinos. After hitting his typical points by touting job creation and the state's economic standing, Perry briefly touched on the new Arizona law that has been criticized by some who say it encourages racial profiling and discrimination. He said the law "may be...
  • [Texas: Bill] White: Cops aren't immigration agents

    07/13/2010 6:49:05 AM PDT · by SwinneySwitch · 36 replies
    San Antonio Express-News ^ | 07/13/2010 | Gilbert Garcia
    Bill White tried to create some daylight between himself and Gov. Rick Perry on the hot-button issue of immigration Monday whiley denouncing Arizona's controversial new crackdown on undocumented immigrants. On Saturday, Perry told members of the National Council of La Raza that the Arizona law would be a poor fit for Texas, even while noting Arizona's frustration with a porous border. Speaking to the same group Monday, White, Perry's Democratic challenger, inched further, suggesting the law's central tenet — that local and state law-enforcement officials should verify the immigration status of people they detain — is fundamentally misguided. “It would...
  • Progressives Form 'One Nation' Coalition to Compete With Tea Party

    07/12/2010 11:10:01 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 62 replies
    Politics Daily ^ | July 12, 2010 | Christopher Weber
    Progressives have launched the left's version of the Tea Party movement. Dubbed "One Nation," it's a grassroots coalition of 170 liberal and civil rights groups that organizers hope will help the progressive cause regain its voice two years after the election of Barack Obama and "counter the Tea Party narrative," The Washington Post reported. "Having been confronted with the specter of the Tea Party . . . we felt it urgent to organize the majority of this country, which voted in 2008 and has gone back to the couch," said Benjamin Jealous, president of the NAACP, one of the movement's...
  • LA RAZA Action Kit: Visit your Congressman in AUGUST

    07/31/2009 1:58:54 PM PDT · by chicagolady · 9 replies · 544+ views
    NCLR Action Kit: August In-District Visits These are trying times for our nation. As Congress goes into the August recess, we need to make sure that your senators and representatives do the right thing for our families, communities, values, economy, and country. Make sure your voice is heard! Use the guide below to schedule an in-district meeting with your elected officials during the August recess (August 3-September 4) and join hundreds of grassroots leaders throughout the country as part of both the Health Care for All campaign and the Campaign to Reform Immigration FOR America. Grassroots Action Kit In-District Visits...
  • Sotomayor member of La Raza for six years [how shocking!]

    06/04/2009 9:29:23 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 25 replies · 925+ views
    Hot Air ^ | 2009-06-04 | Ed Morrissey
    We knew that Sonia Sotomayor had appeared at La Raza sponsored events; now we know that Sotomayor joined the National Council of La Raza as a member. And this was not just a youthful piece of radicalism that Sotomayor later outgrew, either, as The Hill reports: Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor was a member of the National Council of La Raza for six years, according to her Senate questionnaire released Wednesday. Sotomayor, who would be the first Latina Supreme Court justice, was a member of the group form 1998 to 2004. Sotomayor joined NCLR while on the federal appellate court....
  • Census Bureau: We’ll Work with ‘Community Organizations’ to Count All Illegal Aliens in 2010

    04/02/2009 7:15:53 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 56 replies · 2,311+ views
    Census Bureau: We’ll Work with ‘Community Organizations’ to Count All Illegal Aliens in 2010 Thursday, April 02, 2009 By Nicholas Ballasy, Video Reporter ( - The acting director of the U.S. Census Bureau, Thomas Mesenbourg, told that the bureau intends to work with community organizations to make sure every illegal alien in the United States is counted in the 2010 Census. The Census is used to apportion the seats in the U.S. House of Representative. There are 435 House seats that are divided among the states in proportion to their population, which is determined by the decennial census. States...
  • Pro-Amnesty Activist Joins Obama White House Staff

    12/03/2008 2:42:27 PM PST · by pissant · 7 replies · 440+ views
    CNS ^ | 112/3/08 | Penny Star
    ( – An 18-year veteran of the National Council of La Raza (NCLR), who advocated for federal legislation to give the estimated 12 million illegal immigrants in the United States a path to citizenship, has been tapped for President-elect Barack Obama’s White House staff. Cecilia Muñoz, who currently serves as senior vice president for the office of research, advocacy and legislation at the NCLR, will serve as director for intergovernmental affairs in the Obama administration.
  • California: Yes on 8 TV Ad: Truth

    10/25/2008 4:28:46 PM PDT · by CounterCounterCulture · 5 replies · 423+ views
    Yes on 8 campaign ^ | 24 October 2008 | Yes on 8
    Watch our latest TV ad to learn the truth about teaching gay marriage in public schools if Proposition 8 fails
  • Improving Loan Servicing to Prevent Latino Foreclosures [La Raza Demands Foreclosure Help!]

    10/02/2008 4:37:53 AM PDT · by TenthAmendmentChampion · 23 replies · 1,016+ views
    House of Representatives Testimony Report ^ | July 25, 2008 | Janis Bowdler
    Quote: The NCLR Homeownership Network (NHN), a network of nearly 50 community-based counseling providers, works with more than 30,000 families annually. Our subsidiary, the Raza Development Fund (RDF), is the nation s largest Hispanic Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI). Since 1999, RDF has provided $400 million in financing to locally-based development projects throughout the country. These relationships have increased NCLR's institutional knowledge of how Latinos interact with the mortgage market and how well the government regulates financial services markets. As foreclosure rates continue to rise in all loan categories, it is clear that current efforts are falling short of their...
  • McCain campaign steps up efforts to win over California's Latinos

    08/09/2008 11:42:33 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 44 replies · 120+ views
    Riverside Press-Enterprise ^ | 8/09/08 | Shirin Parsavand and Michelle DeArmond
    U.S. Commerce Secretary Carlos Gutierrez joined local and state Republican political leaders in Ontario on Friday as part of an effort to build support among Latinos for Sen. John McCain's presidential bid. In his speech to about 100 people at Ontario's Doubletree Hotel, Gutierrez focused on broad economic issues and McCain's experiences as a prisoner of war and in Congress to make the case for why McCain is a better choice for president than Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill. Gutierrez did not stick to Latino-specific themes but talked instead about McCain's proposals on taxes, trade and energy. He said McCain, R-Ariz.,...
  • Organization on the defensive over its name (La Raza - The Race - NCLR , San Diego convention )

    07/15/2008 3:47:38 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 33 replies · 253+ views
    San Diego Union - Tribune ^ | 7/15/08 | Hiram Soto
    DOWNTOWN SAN DIEGO – The National Council of La Raza spends most of its time protecting and advancing the rights of Latinos through advocacy and community work. But as it wraps up its convention downtown, it has found itself defending its name. That's because activists who oppose illegal immigration are saying in e-mails, during street protests and through the media that “La Raza” means “The Race,” and have been calling the organization a hate group. The accusations have prompted soul-searching among NCLR supporters as to what the name actually means and stands for. Most say the situation is the result...
  • Remarks by John McCain at the 2008 National Council of La Raza Convention (full text)

    07/14/2008 3:54:11 PM PDT · by calcowgirl · 53 replies · 487+ views ^ | July 14, 2008 | John McCain
    July 14, 2008 ARLINGTON, VA -- U.S. Senator John McCain will deliver the following remarks as prepared for delivery to the 2008 National Council of La Raza Convention in San Diego, CA, today at 12:45 p.m. PT (3:45 p.m. ET): Thank you, Jane, for that kind introduction. Thank you, also to the leadership of the National Council of La Raza, and its board of directors. I'm very pleased to be with you again to discuss some of the issues in this campaign that most concern you. As you know, this isn't my first address to La Raza. I'm proud to...
  • Obama vows immigration reform, rips McCain for backing away from bill (La Raza convention speech)

    07/14/2008 9:56:24 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 15 replies · 217+ views
    San Diego Union - Tribune ^ | 7/14/08 | John Marelius and Leslie Berestein
    Sen. Barack Obama promised yesterday that he would make overhauling immigration policy a top priority of his first year in office if he is elected president as he chided Republican John McCain for backing away from his own comprehensive immigration bill. Obama addressed the four-day National Council of La Raza conference, which has attracted more than 20,000 people to the San Diego Convention Center. McCain, a senator from Arizona and the Republican presidential nominee-in-waiting, will address the convention today. “I know Senator McCain used to buck his party on immigration in fighting for comprehensive reform, and I admired him for...
  • McCain & La Raza

    07/12/2008 10:19:29 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 35 replies · 199+ views
    John McCain today is poised to make the biggest mistake of his 2008 presidential run. The presumptive Republican nominee will address the annual convention of the National Council of La Raza in San Diego. La Raza is billed by too many as simply "the nation's largest Hispanic rights group." But this is perhaps the most radical apologist group for illegal immigration and the "rights" of illegal aliens -- and worse.
  • LATINO CONVENTION: NATIONAL COUNCIL OF LA RAZA - Latinos want hopefuls to address core issues

    07/11/2008 12:19:50 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 21 replies · 126+ views
    San Diego Union - Tribune ^ | 7/11/08 | Leslie Berestein
    Presidential candidates John McCain and Barack Obama will be using the National Council of La Raza convention, which begins tomorrow in San Diego, as a platform for courting the increasingly significant Latino vote. Convention organizers hope to press the senators for answers on some of the thorniest issues affecting Latinos, among them immigration policies and solutions to the nation's health insurance and mortgage crises. This week, as they prepared to participate in the four-day event at the San Diego Convention Center, some local groups said they were optimistic about what they would hear from the candidates and in convention sessions,...
  • Swell: San Diego plans to declare “National Council of La Raza Day”

    07/03/2008 7:50:44 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 38 replies · 525+ views ^ | July 3, 2008 | Michelle Malkin
    The San Diego City Council will vote next Tuesday to declare July 8 “National Council of La Raza Day.” Well, they already gave their blessing to “Happy ACLU Day” despite the litigious group’s long-standing efforts to take down the Mount Soledad cross. Might as well put their weight behind the ethnic supremacist group fighting against assimilation, funding reconquista schools, advocating speech suppressiong, and promoting lawlessness, too!
  • John McCain and Barak Obama each to address major Latino gathering (La Raza)

    06/09/2008 1:19:21 PM PDT · by pissant · 40 replies · 77+ views
    LA Times ^ | 6/9/08 | Don Federick
    San Diego usually is a fine place to be under any circumstances, but for a couple of days this July the political world will flock there for clues about one of the crucial questions in the John McCain-Barack Obama matchup: Whither the Latino vote? The National Council of La Raza, a leading Latino civil rights and advocacy organization, announced today that both presidential contenders have accepted invitations to speak at its July 12-15 convention in San Diego. No details yet on when each will speak, but their appearances likely will be among the most important they make during the month....
  • La Raza Speech Bad For McCain (He Should Cancel It)

    05/18/2008 5:05:59 AM PDT · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 24 replies · 137+ views
    DNR Online ^ | May 18th
    Some angry conservatives will tell you they have a good reason to call the Republican presidential candidate "Juan" McCain. He has alienated many conservative voters with his position on immigration, and he apparently plans to worsen the problem in July with a speech before the National Council of La Raza, the vociferously anti-American and leftist pro-immigration group. As bad as the Democrats are when it comes this kind of blatant pandering, Republicans will, apparently, try their best. Problem is, pandering to radical Hispanics won't help McCain get to the White House, and may likely hurt him among those who will...
  • The Racist Origin of “La Raza”

    05/12/2008 7:48:45 AM PDT · by DogWings · 14 replies · 477+ views
    All American Blogger ^ | May 12, 2008 | Duane Lester
    The term “La Raza“, or “the Race” originated in a book titled “La Raza Cósmica,” written in 1929 by José Vasconcelos. The book’s title translates to “The Cosmic Race,” and was Vasconcelos’ attempt to explain “the ideology of a future ‘fifth race’ in the Americas; an agglomeration of all the races in the world with no respect to color or number to erect a new civilization: Universópolis.”
  • McCain and La Raza/The Race: A “serious lapse of judgment”

    05/11/2008 10:55:24 PM PDT · by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle · 127 replies · 399+ views
    Michelle ^ | 05/11/2008 | Michelle Malkin
    The open-borders media has been AWOL on John McCain’s decision to speak to the radical racialist group, La Raza/The Race in July. He has been allowed to skate on the issue in several recent sit-down interviews. Many of the same pundits who blasted Barack Obama for his ties to the radical racialist Jeremiah Wright have nothing to say about McCain’s longtime association with the shamnesty-pushing, sovereignty-undermining, publicly-subsidized shakedown artists of La Raza/The Race. Not everyone’s looking the other way. Editorial page editor Colin McNickle at the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review warned today: “McCain had made significant progress in reaching out to conservatives...
  • John McCain gets away with his slippery, open-borders talk again

    05/08/2008 5:57:15 PM PDT · by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle · 86 replies · 81+ views
    Michelle ^ | 05/08/2008 | Michelle Malkin
    John McCain appeared in the “No-Spin Zone” tonight–and spun, spun, spun his way through a few, scant, superficial questions about immigration. Asked whether he would do anything about illegal alien sanctuary cities, he shrugged off the question by muttering that “of course” he didn’t approve of them (but was silent on taking any proactive measures to cut off their funding). Having dispensed with that, McCain then quickly gave his new slippery, flip-flop formulation about how we need to “secure the borders” AND have “comprehensive immigration enforcement/” “temporary guest work plan” (translation: amnesty) and “deal with the 12 million people already...
  • A Perfect Calm for John McCain

    05/08/2008 4:53:51 PM PDT · by The_Republican · 4 replies · 60+ views
    RCP ^ | May 8th, 2008 | Froma Harrop
    John McCain has used these weeks of Republican calm to dive into the Democratic lunch pail. This strategy clearly assumes a Barack Obama candidacy. If demographics are destiny -- as the political sages keep telling us -- Democratic demographics may offer some choice cuts to the presumed Republican nominee. By dumb luck, Republicans have chosen their one candidate who projects a moderate image, hasn't alienated Latinos and offers an appealing life story to boot. The core problem for Democrats is that Obama's backers are reliable Democrats, whereas Hillary Clinton's are unreliable Democrats. Less than half of the Clinton voters in...
  • Paging John McCain: GOP House leader Boehner rips La Raza earmark

    05/06/2008 6:13:33 PM PDT · by NoKoolAidforMe · 50 replies · 101+ views
    MichelleMalkin .com ^ | May 6, 2008 | Michelle Malkin
    House Republicans are spreading the word about the La Raza earmark in the pork-laden housing bill that I’ve been reporting on (see here and here). Fresh from the desk of House GOP leader John Boehner: Democrats are prepared to bring to the House floor legislation purportedly written to assist Americans impacted by the recent housing slump. But in recent days, it has become increasingly clear who this legislation is really out to serve: scam artists, speculators, and trial lawyers. That’s right: the bill forces taxpayers to pay for a massive $300 billion bailout at the expense of innocent victims who...
  • Yes, By All Means Let's Discuss "hate speech"! (McCain announces he'll speak before La Raza)

    05/05/2008 3:59:52 PM PDT · by Mount Athos · 356 replies · 258+ views
    National Review's "The Corner" ^ | February 02, 2008 | Victor Davis Hanson
    When Ms. Murguia of the National Council of "The Race" announces that "when free speech transforms into hate speech, we've got to draw that line " we don't know whether to laugh or cry, since her own organization's very nomenclature "The National Council of La Raza" is hate speech to the core. No other ethnic organization these days would dare to refer to themselves as "The Race." Despite all the contortions of the group, Raza (as its Latin cognate suggests), reflects the meaning of "race" in Spanish, not "the people" — and that's precisely why we don't hear of something...
  • My Letter to John McCain, mailed 5/5/08

    05/05/2008 1:50:02 PM PDT · by wac3rd · 45 replies · 182+ views
    wac3rd | 5-5-08 | wac3rd
    Dear Senator McCain, I read today on Fox News that you plan to attend the La Raza annual conference in San Diego this July. “Outraged” is the first word that comes to mind, but my vote is what counts. You are meeting (again) with a group sworn to return the Southwestern United States to Mexico, but somehow leave the costs of education, healthcare, welfare, police and jails to the US taxpayer…all while your uninvited guests send billions of dollars home. To put things into relative terms, if you met with the Ku Klux Klan or The Nation of Islam, it...
  • McCain To Speak At National La Raza Conference

    05/05/2008 12:23:47 PM PDT · by Fargo Rock · 178 replies · 352+ views
    Michelle Malkin ^ | 5/5/08 | Michelle Malkin
    The John McCain campaign celebrated Cinco de Mayo today by launching a Spanish-language version of its website–and announcing that McCain will speak at the annual conference of the National Council of La Raza (that’s “The Race”). The campaign justifies his appearance by framing it as a gesture of inclusiveness and outreach that is “part of his commitment to talking with all Americans.” Yes, they see it as an act of tolerance to legitimize the militantly open-borders, anti-immigration enforcement, ethnic nationalists who call themselves “The Race.”
  • Latinos outraged over CBS report

    04/30/2008 7:25:48 AM PDT · by LJayne · 50 replies · 169+ views
    Politico ^ | GEBE MARTINEZ
    As if Katie Couric didn't already have enough problems. Weighed down by record-low ratings at the anchor desk of "CBS Evening News," and by reports suggesting she will leave that post two years before her multimillion-dollar contract expires, Couric now has civil rights groups — mostly Hispanic — on her back. And for good reason.
  • Hate? You’ve got to be kidding,it’s subversion of American laws Stupid!

    07/25/2007 6:07:45 AM PDT · by Alaphiah123 · 6 replies · 251+ views
    Creating Orwellian Worldview ^ | 7-25-07 | Alaphiah
    Orwellian Machavellianism the telling of carefully constructed lies for the manipulation and deception of the political masses and then forcing these law on the people by law.
  • Hispanic group aims to stop 'wave of hate'

    07/22/2007 6:01:23 AM PDT · by stm · 111 replies · 2,149+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | July 22, 2007 | Stephen Dinan
    MIAMI BEACH, Fla. — The nation's largest Hispanic advocacy group says it must come up with a strategy to combat "a wave of hate" its leaders say came from talk radio's efforts to sink the Senate's immigration bill. "That had an extraordinary impact in the Senate, and as a nation, I don't think we should be comfortable with the fact that the United States Senate responded to what was largely a wave of hate," Cecilia Munoz, the National Council of La Raza's senior vice president for research, advocacy and legislation, told The Washington Times after meeting with NCLR affiliates to...
  • Betraying America Por La Raza!

    06/30/2007 6:08:58 PM PDT · by Altura Ct. · 36 replies · 1,313+ views
    Front Page Magizine ^ | June 18, 2007 | John Perazzo
    On June 10, the Justice Department announced that three Texas National Guard members helping to patrol the Mexican border had been charged with human smuggling. One of the three was caught, in uniform, driving a van packed with 24 illegal Mexican immigrants along Interstate 35 in Texas, some 68 miles north of the border. That driver, 26-year-old Pfc. Jose Rodrigo Torres of Laredo, was arrested June 7. His two accomplices, 25-year-old Julio Cesar Pacheco (also of Laredo) and 36-year-old Sgt. Clarence Hodge, Jr. (of Fort Worth), were arrested the following day. The suspects now face a possible federal indictment on...
  • La Raza's press release: TODAY'S VOTE A SETBACK, NOT THE END

    06/29/2007 6:12:21 AM PDT · by dennisw · 93 replies · 1,983+ views
    La Raza - The Race - The Klan with a tan ^ | Jun 28, 2007 | La Raza - The Race - The Klan with a tan
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Jun 28, 2007 TODAY'S VOTE A SETBACK, NOT THE END, FOR COMPREHENSIVE IMMIGRATION REFORM Washington, DC – The National Council of La Raza (NCLR), the largest national Hispanic civil rights and advocacy organization in the U.S., expressed deep disappointment with today’s vote to end Senate consideration of comprehensive immigration reform. “Today’s action is a victory for the status quo, and no one should be happy about that. But the Senate vote is a setback, not the death knell, for comprehensive immigration reform. We are not giving up on getting a real, effective, and fair solution to the...
  • Immigration reformers don't give up (La Raza: Senate actions "utterly unacceptable")

    06/09/2007 7:14:45 AM PDT · by BornInASmallTown · 51 replies · 1,372+ views ^ | 06/08/2007 | Gary Martin
    WASHINGTON — Proponents of immigration reform vowed Friday to resurrect a bill stalled in the Senate, and President Bush urged leaders to continue debate on legislation that would provide permanent status for 12 million undocumented immigrants. "We are not giving up, we are not giving in," said Sen. Edward Kennedy, D-Mass., the Democratic architect of the sweeping reform measure. Sen. Arlen Specter, R-Pa., said the Senate now had a road map to proceed, allowing for additional amendments to the bill that would address concerns of individual lawmakers and help push the legislation forward to a final vote. But it remained...
  • Hillary's Open Borders Disgrace-recent appointment reveals the "activist" nature of her campaign

    04/24/2007 5:09:52 AM PDT · by SJackson · 47 replies · 1,156+ views ^ | April 24, 2007 | John Perazzo
    Hillary Rodham Clinton’s position on illegal immigration is an unmitigated disgrace, and American voters ought to be aware of it. Last Thursday Mrs. Clinton appointed an individual named Raul Yzaguirre, identified as a “Hispanic civil rights activist,” to co-chair her presidential campaign and to direct her outreach efforts to Hispanic voters. Proud to have an opportunity to help the Senator’s cause, Yzaguirre beamed: “Hillary Clinton has spent more than three decades advocating on behalf of those who are invisible in America. Not only is she the most experienced and qualified candidate to be president, Senator Clinton has the ability to...
  • 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...
  • A Mexican 'Separatist' School in L.A.?

    08/24/2006 5:25:12 AM PDT · by conservativecorner · 19 replies · 906+ views
    Human Events ^ | Aug. 24, 2006 | Tom Fitton
    Should American taxpayers be forced to pay for a self-segregating school that teaches children to hate the United States? That is apparently what is happening in Los Angeles. Academia Semillos del Pueblo (ASDP), a charter school partially funded by the Los Angeles Unified School District, claims it only wants to help disadvantaged Latinos to earn a quality education. The school's true agenda, however, is far more radical and far more dangerous. Judicial Watch recently launched an investigation of the ASDP by filing a California Public Records Act request. Here is a small sampling of what we've uncovered so far: The...
  • CA: Governor appoints president of Hispanic university to state board

    07/11/2006 1:49:46 PM PDT · by calcowgirl · 5 replies · 266+ views
    SACRAMENTO – Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger on Tuesday appointed the president of a San Jose Hispanic university to the state Board of Education. David Lopez, 53, replaces the former board president, who resigned unexpectedly June 30. Lopez has been president of National Hispanic University since 2003. The school's goal is to increase college attendance of Hispanics and other typically underserved students. Schwarzenegger has been trying to shore up support among Hispanic voters as he seeks re-election. Also Tuesday, his campaign announced the formation of “Hispanic Families for Arnold,” a group of more than 60 Hispanic community leaders who support his re-election....
  • Hispanic group boycotts Disney 'white supremacists'

    07/15/2006 11:38:49 AM PDT · by freepatriot32 · 83 replies · 2,175+ views
    World Net Daily ^ | July 15, 2006 |
    A radical Hispanic group is promoting a boycott of the Walt Disney Company because, contends the Mexica Movement, the entertainment giant "has made a habit of hiring talk show hosts who spread the Minutemen white supremacist racist agenda." The boycott announcement specifically cites radio legend and Presidential Medal of Freedom winner Paul Harvey, as well as popular talker Doug McIntyre. Both Harvey and McIntyre are nationally syndicated by ABC, which is owned by Disney. McIntyre was instrumental in exposing a taxpayer-funded Los Angeles school backed by radical groups that lay claim to the Southwestern U.S. As WND reported, the principal...