June 20, 2007
Grass Roots Anti-Immigrant Groups?
The Washington Times (here) reports today that Latino and African American groups opposed to illegal immigration are lobbying against a revival of the comprehensive immigration reform bill. It is important to note that it has been reported (here, here, and here) that the most vocal of these groups receive funding, office space, and organizational help from the Federation for American Immigration Reform, a well-funded restrictionist organization.
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You crack me up professor! Let's talk about grass roots, illegal alien advocates and amnesty. The Latin-American and Afro-American opposition to amnesty have the following allied against them.
1. La Raza, an organization which has as its premise the advocacy of Hispanic culture over American, and funded in the millions by the federal government, and in return lobbies congress for amnesty for illegal aliens. This is an organization that retains close contacts with the Mexican government.
2. The Chamber of Commerce, a powerful alliance of businesses lobbying congress and spreading millions to congressional members in the hopes of retaining the right to exploit cheap labor by keeping the status quo illegal alien labor pool, at the expense of ordinary citizens.
3. The American Immigration Lawyers Association, a organization of elitists who can't help but benefit from the expansion of due process as the result of passage of the current immigration bill. This organization is contributing millions in assistance to advocate groups and lobbying congress directly.
4. The Democrats in congress look eagerly towards garnering millions of new Hispanic voters as the result of supporting Hispanic advocacy groups and gaining amnesty for millions of illegal aliens. The Democrats have been bought.
5. The powerful western grower organizations, in hopes of retaining the status quo in exploiting cheap migrant labor, lobby congress and pay millions into their coffers.
6. The service workers unions lobby congress and contribute millions to congress members for the opportunity to keep the low skilled illegal aliens on the job with hopes of unionizing them.
7. The Mexican government, which lobbies on behalf of its nationals and sets up conulates in the continental U.S., exept perhaps Alaska, and facilitates the illegal presence of their citizens in this country by issuing matricular consular cards of worthless provenence, all with the blessings of our president.
8. Finally, we have the president of the U.S., who neglects to comply with his oath of office by providing our country with border security, but will do so if we pass the current Senate bill. Some would say that this is extortion. I do.
And this is by no means a comprehensive list. Upon reviewing the megalith arrayed against the citizens of this country, the majority who are against illegal immigration and a path to citizenship for illegal aliens, one cannot but help but laugh at professor Johnson's whining that the Latin-American and Afro-American factions against illegal immigration may not be grass-roots. I contend that it can be nothing but grass-roots efforts of John Q. Public that could be responsible for the recent failures of the bill.
Posted by: Horace | Jun 20, 2007 4:25:07 PM