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(La Raza Jefa) Trumpís speech was nothing to applaud
The Hill ^ | March 1, 2017 | Janet MurguŪa, President and CEO of the National Council of La Raza

Posted on 03/02/2017 3:09:01 AM PST by 2ndDivisionVet

Last night, President Trump had very little to say to the Latino community, and what he did say wasn’t good.

Clearly he has taken some of the criticism he has heard to heart. He did not shout during his speech or talk about “American carnage,” but spoke in a calm and gentle way. He made nods to the Democrats and talked about working in a bipartisan manner.

Yet his moderated tone and soft overtures do not make the policies he champions any less harsh. They are still the same policies he has been touting since the beginning of his campaign, and the justifications are still as hyperbolic and fictional as they’ve ever been.

By continuing to exploit the very real pain of some families, he continues to feed the fiction that undocumented immigrants are a singular threat to public safety. It’s just not true. Study after study has shown that the undocumented are less likely to commit crimes than other groups.

A study by the Migration Policy Institute found that 98 percent of the undocumented are otherwise law-abiding members of society. Yet by hyping the notion of a nonexistent wave of undocumented immigrants, he not only demonizes millions of people but uses it as an excuse to terrorize those very same people, their families, and their communities.

President Trump uses the art of distraction very well. By sending out signals that he would consider bipartisan immigration reform, he hid the real news in his speech—an assault on our existing legal immigration system.

For months, Trump and his supporters have insisted that their problem is with “illegal” immigration, not legal immigration. But last night, he eviscerated our current system based on family reunification. Since when is allowing people to reunite with their loved ones outdated and detrimental to the interests of the United States? So much for family values.

President Trump continued with the fiction that immigration is a financial burden to Americans, and that a crackdown on the undocumented will save money and create jobs.

Every credible study from think tanks, universities, and economists confirms just the opposite. Immigration reform would put trillions into our country’s coffers, while mass deportations will cost us trillions, plain and simple.

President Trump stated last night that he wants an immigration system that improves jobs and wages for Americans, strengthens our nation’s security, and restores respect for our laws.

We wholeheartedly agree.

However, if that is what he truly wants, he should be supporting comprehensive immigration reform, not the draconian policies he has been unveiling in the past few weeks.

At the end of his speech, President Trump spoke of unity and the common good. But his policies reflect a different reality.

His harsh immigration orders will harm citizens and noncitizens alike.

His repeal of Obamacare without a viable alternative will compromise the health care of millions of Americans.

His belief that crime matters only when perpetrated by immigrants—not on immigrants—leaves millions of families vulnerable and afraid to go to the police.

His abandonment of voting rights; his over-reliance on school choice as a panacea for better education, and his lack of policies to alleviate poverty speak volumes—just not to us.

Last night, President Trump painted immigrants with the same ugly, broad brush he used during the campaign. It was a slur then and it is a slur now.

And as for the other Latinos—the ones that are U.S. citizens or legal residents—Trump simply ignored them.

Either they don’t matter to him or he thinks they don’t exist. An interesting point of view when it comes to the nation’s largest ethnic group, nearly 60 million people strong and growing every day.

Forgive us if we don’t applaud.


TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Government; Politics
KEYWORDS: aliens; deportation; illegals; immigration; laraza; sotu; trump
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Good to hear what the enemy thinks.
1 posted on 03/02/2017 3:09:01 AM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
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nearly 60 million people strong and growing every day.

Of the 60 million, I wonder how many are in the country illegally, or are the children of illegals (anchor babies) and their offspring? The "hispanic" population in the US has trippled in the last 30 years, and it is not due to normal population growth.

2 posted on 03/02/2017 3:25:52 AM PST by Cowboy Bob
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“Abandonment of voting rights” ?


3 posted on 03/02/2017 3:26:00 AM PST by Phil DiBasquette
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And as for the other Latinos—the ones that are U.S. citizens or legal residents—Trump simply ignored them.


He didn’t ignore anyone. The speech was given to all Americans.

But of course by “ignore” she really means “didn’t give Latinos special recognition”.


4 posted on 03/02/2017 3:31:17 AM PST by Yardstick
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[And as for the other Latinos—the ones that are U.S. citizens or legal residents—Trump simply ignored them.]

He didn’t ignore them, I heard he said his goal was to keep ALL Americans safe.

If I were a whiny snowflake, I guess, I could say he totally ignored all the German and Irish population in America.

Get used to it tribalism is on the way out.


5 posted on 03/02/2017 3:36:04 AM PST by RetSignman
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Janet Murguia (born September 6, 1960) is a political activist in the United States. She is president of the National Council of La Raza, an Hispanic advocacy organization. Her twin sister Mary and elder brother Carlos are both federal judges.

They need to go. Is there any question they would never be impartial on anything to do with immigration or hispanics?

6 posted on 03/02/2017 3:43:20 AM PST by raybbr (That progressive bumper sticker on your car might just as well say, "Yes, I'm THAT stupid!")
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“Since when is allowing people to reunite with their loved ones outdated and detrimental to the interests of the United States? So much for family values. “

when the family is illegal..reunite back where you came from..moot point..

Get in line..be vetted..


7 posted on 03/02/2017 3:52:47 AM PST by aces (Got Jesus?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Ellis Island method...screened, vetted, no free stuff...learn English, take a test, become a citizen.


8 posted on 03/02/2017 3:53:30 AM PST by CincyRichieRich (Drain the swamp. Build the wall. Open the Pizzagate. I refuse to inhabit any safe space.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Forgive us if we don’t applaud.

Forgive us if we don’t give a damn!

The question you have to ask yourself is - Am I an American or am I Mexican. Where do your loyalties lie?

Your organization makes it clear, you are a Mexican in the United States. If you are not comfortable with America and her culture, cross the border where you will be comfortable.


9 posted on 03/02/2017 3:56:29 AM PST by CIB-173RDABN (US out of the UN, UN out of the US)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

They are not Americans, they are not coming to be Americans. They do not respect Ametican Law. They therfore are threat to the country.


10 posted on 03/02/2017 4:14:59 AM PST by TalBlack (Evil doesn't have a day job....)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The enemy might not be as far away as you think.

Got people here crying over the chick (at least they say she was) that spoke at a conference yesterday and then got arrested. She’s illegal. #### her.

I don’t give a #### that she came her at 7.

What’s this “it’s not her fault!” bull####?

She went to speak PUBLICLY! She wants everybody to stay.

#### her and good riddance.


11 posted on 03/02/2017 4:16:26 AM PST by dp0622 (The only thing an upper crust conservative hates more than a liberal is a middle class conservative)
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To: Cowboy Bob

Nope. They’ll be shrinking every day, I hope, for the next 2800 days or so :)


12 posted on 03/02/2017 4:17:57 AM PST by dp0622 (The only thing an upper crust conservative hates more than a liberal is a middle class conservative)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Great news considering the source.


13 posted on 03/02/2017 4:18:16 AM PST by jmaroneps37 (Conservatism is truth. Liberalism is lies.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Last night, President Trump had very little to say to the Latino community, and what he did say wasn’t good.

Article lacks credibility because it is chock full of unsupported assertions. The very first sentence "and what he did say wasn’t good."

Perhaps it was not good for illegal aliens, but it was good for legal immigrants and victims of crime by aliens.

Just another attempt to persuade bigots to continue their intolerance, especially if they did not see or listen to the speech.

14 posted on 03/02/2017 4:35:23 AM PST by olezip
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Hmmmm...Maybe I will create a new La Raza. I will call it La Raza Blanca. In every high school and college chapters of La Raza Blanca could begin, ensuring and protecting the rights of every Blanca. We will shout from the rooftops to protect ourselves from racism. We will lobby Congress and march on Washington to demand reparations for all past transgressions wherever and whenever they may have occurred. Let us begin today, and leave no Blanca behind.


15 posted on 03/02/2017 4:37:54 AM PST by Ronaldus Magnus III (Do, or do not, there is no try.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

16 posted on 03/02/2017 4:41:57 AM PST by Geronimo ( Trump, sump pump, bump...)
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To: Yardstick

And as for the other Latinos—the ones that are U.S. citizens or legal residents—Trump simply ignored them.
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Also, Trump ignored Chinese lesbians, Transgender Hindus, and people who hail from Malta. Shame on him.


17 posted on 03/02/2017 4:44:53 AM PST by LydiaLong
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“Immigrants” can do it the LEGAL way, like my ancestors
had to do it. Some were Cherokee & already here.


18 posted on 03/02/2017 4:57:29 AM PST by Twinkie (The MSM is DEAD. - John 3:16)
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TIT FOR TAT SENORA: At the La Raza conference in Cali (predated 2014 midterms), La Raza President, and chief America hater, Janet Murguia, told attendees that it sickened her to hear Americans chanting "USA." She accused those protesting against border-jumpers of having "cloaked their hatred in patriotism" by shouting "'USA! USA!' again and again." "It made me angry," she said. "In fact, I was outraged."

Murguia unequivocally asserted that the road to the White House for Republicans goes through the Latino community and La Raza. She also said Republicans who want to rescind the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program will not get Hispanic votes.

(waiting for hysterical laughter to die down)

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Going into 2014 midterms, taking cues from their Central American handlers, organized latino pressure groups were heaping scorn upon those opposed to amnesty.

Latino pressure groups threatened Republicans with extinction, they rallied around Democrats---saying "the latino vote was going to destroy Republicans."

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REALITY CHECK--AMNESTY-SUCKING DEMOCRATS DROWNED IN A SEA OF RED ---2014 MIDTERM results evidenced not a single state, local or political entity claiming victory w/ latino votes.

Midterm Map courtesy of http://www.nationaljournal.com/politics/here-s-what-a-republican-takeover-looks-likes-20141105

Undecided races at time of publication also went Republican. 2014 was a tsunami that submerged AMNESTY-SUCKING DEMOCRATS in waves of defeat. Democrats who ran on amnesty were soundly defeated. Fox's Britt Hume said the latino vote was not even a factor. Republicans won historic one-for-the-books elections---from sea to shining sea.

19 posted on 03/02/2017 5:04:28 AM PST by Liz (DNC Chair Perez's new Democrat slogan: Join us, or we'll sue Trump.)
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Cong Luis Gutierrez (Dimwit-ILL) also threatened Republicans at Janet Murguia's La Raza conference.

Gutierrez vengefully threatened Republicans---intimating hate-filled latinos would make sure they never win another presidency.

(waiting for hysterical laugher to die down)

This is Luis in the good ol' days......stupidly thinking he controlled Republicans.

I guess La Raza Luis is drowning his sorrows over the Repub wins in tequila shots.

20 posted on 03/02/2017 5:06:41 AM PST by Liz (DNC Chair Perez's new Democrat slogan: Join us, or we'll sue Trump.)
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