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La Raza: Ruling Shows Need For Amnesty

From a triumphant press release from the  National Council of La Raza (The Race):


July 28, 2010

Washington, DC—Calling it an “unequivocal victory for Latinos and an important first step to repealing SB 1070,” Janet Murguía, President and CEO of NCLR (National Council of La Raza [The Race]), applauded today’s decision to block sections of Arizona’s controversial immigration law from taking effect. U.S. District Judge Susan Bolton ruled that the law will still take effect Thursday but will not include sections that would have required officers to verify a person’s immigration status and compelled immigrants to carry their documents at all times.

Which is the federal law.

“Not only did the judge side with the Latino community, she sided with the Constitution. This is an unequivocal victory. The ruling enjoins the crux of the law that would have legitimized racial profiling,” said Murguía.

“But the work is not done. We know that the injunction is temporary and likely to be appealed and that the suspended sections can still be reinstated. The Arizona legislature has also signaled that it will move forward with even more draconian measures, and other states are still considering similar legislation,” added Murguía.

Apparently, La Raza does not believe the Arizona legislature has the right to pass laws its citizens want.

NCLR, the largest national Latino civil rights and advocacy organization in the United States, is among leading civil rights, labor, and faith organizations that have organized to boycott Arizona. The boycott and a call to Major League Baseball (MLB) Commissioner Bud Selig to move the 2011 MLB All-Star Game from Arizona will remain in effect until the law is permanently repealed, overturned by the courts, or superseded by federal comprehensive immigration reform legislation.

La Raza is saying that the boycott of Arizona will continue until the law is repealed or amnesty is passed by the federal government.

Meanwhile, La Raza members have gone to Arizona to protest.

“We cannot focus on false solutions. Today’s ruling makes clear that the power to pass effective comprehensive immigration reform lies with the president and Congress. If the two senators from Arizona would step up, then we could deliver the solution that Arizona and the nation need,” Murguía continued.

What ingrates. Who has ‘stepped up’ more than Juan McCain?

“The effects of this law have already spread to other states that believe they can tackle the problem, but solutions must be made at the federal level, and Washington needs to act.”

In other words, slapping down the will of the citizens of Arizona is not enough. The federal government must ram through amnesty against the wishes of the citizens of the entire US.

Still, notice how much La Raza has come to sound like the New York Times. As well as the CPUSA, whose Peoples World has an article with the headline: ‘Judge’s ruling on SB 1070 hailed as first step.’

This article was posted by Steve on Thursday, July 29th, 2010. Comments are currently closed.

5 Responses to “La Raza: Ruling Shows Need For Amnesty”

  1. bill says:

    The race which isn’t a race, needs to go back to Mexico.

  2. BannedbytheTaliban says:

    Their banner heading is Red, how appropriate.

  3. Right of the People says:


    Three cheers for Arizona

    The shoe is on the other foot and the Mexicans from the State of Sonora, Mexico doesn’t like it. Can you believe the nerve of these people? It’s almost funny. The State of Sonora is angry at the influx of Mexicans into Mexico . Nine state legislators from the Mexican State of Sonora traveled to Tucson to complain about Arizona’s new employer crackdown on illegal workers from Mexico .

    It seems that many Mexican illegal are returning to their hometowns and the officials in the Sonora state government are ticked off.

    A delegation of nine state legislators from Sonora was in Tucson on Tuesday to state that Arizona’s new Employer Sanctions Law will have a devastating effect on the Mexican state.

    At a news conference, the legislators said that Sonora, – Arizona’s southern neighbor, – made up of mostly small towns, – cannot handle the demand for housing, jobs and schools that it will face as Mexican workers return to their hometowns from the USA without jobs or money.

    The Arizona law, which took effect Jan. 1, punishes Arizona employers who knowingly hire individuals without valid legal documents to work in the United States . Penalties include suspension of, or loss of, their business license.

    The Mexican legislators are angry because their own citizens are returning to their hometowns, placing a burden on THEIR state government. ‘How can Arizona pass a law like this?’ asked Mexican Rep Leticia Amparano-Gamez, who represents Nogales .

    ‘There is not one person living in Sonora who does not have a friend or relative working in Arizona ,’ she said, speaking in Spanish. ‘Mexico is not prepared for this, for the tremendous problems it will face as more and more Mexicans working in Arizona and who were sending money to their families return to their home-towns in Sonora without jobs,’ she said. ‘We are one family, socially and economically,’ she said of the people of Sonora and Arizona ..


    The United States is a sovereign nation, not a subsidiary of Mexico , and its taxpayers are not responsible for the welfare of Mexico’s citizens.

    It’s time for the Mexican government, and its citizens, to stop feeding parasitically off the United States and to start taking care of its/their own needs.

    • Rusty Shackleford says:

      Oh, that is rich.

      A pointless argument shrouded in the suspicion of being “unfair”.

      How interesting it all is when the shoe suddenly finds itself on the other foot and those “problem mexicans” become a problem to the place that bore them.

      Isn’t irony ironic?

  4. Liberals Demise says:

    Boo friggin’ Hoo
    Graze your cattle on your side of the border and quit yer bitchin’.
    NO AMNESTY for “ILLEGALS”!!!!!!

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