“All hands on deck! Now’s the time to fight this!” Mark Levin
ICE Union President Chris Crane
May 12, 2013
May 8, 2013
Senate Budget Committee ranking member Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL) claimed on Breitbart News Sunday that the “Gang of Eight” U.S. Senators did not in fact write the 844-page immigration bill, but special interest groups like the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the SEIU, and AFL-CIO and extremist advocacy groups like the National Council of La Raza actually wrote the legislation.
The explosive revelation came during Sessions’ interview with Breitbart News Sunday host and Breitbart News executive chairman Stephen K. Bannon on Sunday evening. “It’s just unbelievable that legislation of this importance is being written in secret. The Gang of Eight claims they wrote it, but really if you saw the news reports Steve, it was always the unions and the Chamber of Commerce was working with La Raza and SEIU and they’re about to reach an agreement. I mean, like, who’s writing this bill?” Sessions said.
The Alabama Republican argued that the Senate should not go forward with the immigration bill because it is a “dangerous” piece of legislation. “It was written by experts who know what they’re doing,” Sessions said. “It was not written by the Gang of Eight themselves. But they have blessed special interests to write and develop and approve each one of those provisions and sections that impact their interest area.”
May 6, 2013
Former New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson joined ABC News for a web interview after his appearance on the “This Week” roundtable on Sunday, answering viewer questions about his time as governor, his experience meeting with the Taliban, and his thoughts on Korean ruler Kim Jong-Un. When asked about Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, Richardson expressed his distaste for the senator.
“I’m not a fan. I know [Ted Cruz is] sort of the Republican latest flavor. He’s articulate. He seems to be charismatic, but I don’t like his politics. I think he introduces a measure of incivility in the political process. Insulting people is not the way to go. But I guess he’s a force in the Republican political system, but I’m not a fan.”
ABC News: Do you think he represents most Hispanics with his politics?
“No, no. He’s anti-immigration. Almost every Hispanic in the country wants to see immigration reform. No, I don’t think he should be defined as a Hispanic. He’s a politician from Texas. A conservative state. And I respect Texas’ choice. But what I don’t like is… when you try to get things done, it’s okay to be strong and state your views, your ideology. But I’ve seen him demean the office, be rude to other senators, not be part of, I think, the civility that is really needed in Washington.”
May 5, 2013
It is past time for all Americans to know what is at the root of this outrageous behavior, and the extent to which the nation is at risk because of “La Raza” — The Race.
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.
Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa mounted the podium, but any hopes that he would quiet the crowds and defend the law were soon dashed. Villaraigosa, himself, has spent a lifetime opposing U.S. immigration law.
For law-abiding Americans without knowledge of the dark side of our current illegal immigration crisis, all this is unfathomable. For those who know the truth about the “La Raza” movement, these demonstrations were a prophecy fulfilled.
May 3, 2013
On Wednesday, Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) joined nearly two thousand trade unionists, open communists, socialists, anarchists and illegal aliens at Chicago’s May Day march and rally.
Two large rally demonstrations that began at Union Park and Chicago’s Haymarket Riot monument converged into a giant march that shut down traffic for miles, and ended at Federal Plaza where they were joined by Senator Durbin.
Durbin made remarks to the red, yellow and black flag waving crowd about “immigration reform.” Opening with “My fellow immigrants,” Durbin told the crowd “this is a once in a lifetime chance” to get “immigration reform.”
Following his speech, I spoke to the senator about his participation:
(May Day is apparently also Law Day in America, but after covering the last three May Day marches in Chicago, I have never heard about Law Day, at any of the marches or elsewhere.)
Durbin then mounted a rather bizarre defense of his participation in the rally–on free speech grounds:
Rebelpundit: There is a large contingent of Communist Party USA, anarchists, international socialist groups here today that you just spoke to…
Durbin: How do you know that?
Rebelpundit: Because I’ve filmed them all day, and you just spoke to them, so I’d like to ask about your participation, why you decided to come out today?
Durbin: Well let me just say something, because [pause] I believe in the Constitution. Do you believe in it?
Rebelpundit: Because you believe in the Constitution you decided to come out to a rally full of communists and socialists?
Durbin: And you know why?
May 2, 2013
“We will not stop, we will take up our pick axes and shovels that we break the land, and make your landscaping, and clean your toilets; we will? use them against you, believe that.” – A Wise Latina
The pro-amnesty lobbyists who helped craft the Schumer-Rubio immigration bill included within the bill two “slush funds” amounting to $150 million that may be supplemented with additional taxpayer dollars for years to come.
Sorry air traffic controllers, firefighters and other human props for the sequester, there are more important places to spend that money. Like giving it to groups that support amnesty for illegal aliens because this is absolutely the last final amnesty and there will be no more. Fingers crossed.
And so what if one of them is a notorious hate group? We have a Supreme Court Justice who was a member of that hate group. (As bad as as the Sixties and Seventies were, I don’t recall a Black Panther ever ending up on the Supreme Court bench. Though we did have Democrat Hugo Black representing the KKK.)
But in any case, the Comprehensive Immigration Reform and Not At All Amnesty Act includes wonderful things, such as dismantling E-Verify and promising to put it back later, turning border security over to a commission and handing out a cool hundred million and fifty to La Raza and some of its best pals.
May 1, 2013
“They also keep their readers informed about how the political system works and cover issues that are important to their readers that English-language media are not covering. They also have a better sense of Latino public opinion and help shape public policy on issues that are important to Latinos.”
D. Xavier Medina Vidal
Spanish-language media in the United States play a critical role in shaping perceptions of public opinion among Latino voters and public officials of every ethnicity across the country. They also play a far greater advocacy role for the communities they serve than do their English-language counterparts, according to a University of California, Riverside researcher.
Spanish-language media gather news, do investigative reporting and report on news from state capitals, just as mainstream media do,” said D. Xavier Medina Vidal, a Ph.D. candidate in political science who will graduate from UCR in June. “They also keep their readers informed about how the political system works and cover issues that are important to their readers that English-language media are not covering. They also have a better sense of Latino public opinion and help shape public policy on issues that are important to Latinos.”
His dissertation, “Voces del Capitolio: Spanish-Language Media in the Statehouse,” examines the influence of Spanish-language media on the development of Latino policy agendas at the state level. His research was funded by UC MEXUS (University of California Institute for Mexico and the United States) and involved spatial analysis (GIS), in-depth interviews with Latino and non-Latino state legislators, and data from an original national survey of state legislators.
The forum is intended to inform the general public about the latest proposed legislation on immigration reform, specifically by the “Gang of Eight,” which if passed, “will have innumerable political, economic, cultural, and social consequences for the country,” said Navarro, a political science professor in UCR’s Department of Ethnic Studies
Immigration attorneys, policy analysts and community organizers will review immigration reform legislation introduced in Congress at a public forum on Saturday, May 11, at the University of California, Riverside.
The Forum on Comprehensive Humane Immigration Reform is scheduled from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. in University Lecture Hall 1000 and is open to the public at no charge. There is a fee for parking. Permits may be purchased at the kiosk near the campus entrance on West Campus Drive at University Avenue.
The forum is a continuation of the National Leadership Summit on Immigration Reform held at UCR on March 16, which was attended by more than 300 people from various parts of the country. While the summit dealt with proposals for immigration reform, the May 11 event will provide an assessment of legislation proposed by the so-called “Gang of Eight,” the bipartisan committee of the U.S. Senate. If the House of Representatives produces its own bill, that also will be analyzed.
As was the case with the March 16 Summit, the May 11 forum is facilitated by students of the UCR Alliance for Immigration Reform (AIR) under the supervision of their professor, Armando Navarro, and Maria Anna Gonzales, AIR community liaison, as part of a practicum of the course “Chicano Politics, Ethnic Studies 123.”