Less than two weeks after becoming the first sitting cabinet member in American history to be held in contempt of Congress, disgraced Attorney General Eric Holder spoke in front of the highly controversial National Council of La Raza — it means “The Race” in Spanish — and issued threats against ongoing state and local efforts to control illegal immigration or enforce voter-ID requirements.
THE PRESIDENT: Thank you! Thank you so much. (Applause.) What an extraordinary crowd. Thank you. Please have a seat.
It is good to be back with NCLR. (Applause.) It is good to see all of you.
Right off the bat, I should thank you because I have poached quite a few of your alumni to work in my administration. (Laughter.) They’re all doing outstanding work. Raul Yzaguirre, my ambassador to the Dominican Republic — (applause) — Latinos serving at every level of my administration. We’ve got young people right out of college in the White House. We’ve got the first Latina Cabinet Secretary in history, Hilda Solis. (Applause.) So we couldn’t be prouder of the work that so many folks who’ve been engaged with La Raza before, the handiwork that they’re doing with our administration.
Stand With Arizona
National Council of La Raza President Janet Murguia, in a press conference in Phoenix, called the Maricopa County lawman “America’s worst sheriff” and called on Arpaio to resign from office, claiming “discrimination against Latinos”.
This marks the first time that La Raza has come against Sheriff Arpaio directly. After the passage of S.B. 1070, NCLR and the SEIU paid to bus in protesters from Los Angeles to Phoenix to protest outside Sheriff Joe’s office. And the La Raza affiliate, Chicanos por la Causa was the primary plaintiff against Arizona’s employer sanctions that the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in favor of last year, and which Sheriff Joe routinely uses to crack down on businesses who hire illegal aliens.
But never before have top officials gone directly after Joe. La Raza is one of the most politically-connected groups in America – receiving more than $11 million in Federal grants last year alone. So for the President of NCLR herself to come to Phoenix to demand Sheriff Joe’s resignation – and call on her allies to unite to defeat him – is a clear signal that powerful left-wing groups will be coming after Arpaio this election like never before.
In fact, on one blog from MoveOn.org – the George Soros-funded radical group that supports blanket amnesty for illegals – it was boasted that Soros groups are prepared to spend up to $10 million to defeat Arpaio – ten times more than the Sheriff himself has raised in the last entire year.
Above: NCLR Prsident Janet Murguia in Phoenix to denounce Arpaio.
NCLR routinely throws the R-word (“racist”) around, mostly against states and cities which try and pass common sense laws to combat illegal immigration to protect jobs, decrease crime and prevent their schools, hospitals and social services from going bankrupt.
Sally Kohn, a former senior strategist at the Soros-funded Center for Community Change, has been hired as a Fox News Contributor. Soros is the controversial hedge fund billionaire, convicted of insider trading in France, who finances the “progressive” movement in the U.S.
It is significant that Kohn is now a regular paid commentator on Fox News, while Glenn Beck, the one-time archenemy of George Soros, was ousted from the channel last year and now hosts an Internet TV show.
Tampabay.com ^ | 11/30/11 | By Steve Bousquet, Times/Herald Tallahassee Bureau
Posted on Wednesday, November 30, 2011 6:44:45 AM by Recovering_Democrat
Eleven state legislators have been hit with subpoenas in a federal lawsuit involving four controversial provisions of Florida’s new election law.
The subpoenas to six senators and five representatives, all Republicans, were issued on behalf of the League of Women Voters of Florida and the National Council of La Raza, a Hispanic voter advocacy group, by their attorney, Daniel O’Connor of the Washington, D.C., firm Bryan Cave LLP.
Alabama GOP leaders slammed Eric Holder and the Department of Justice for suing the state over H.B. 56, saying the Federal failure to secure the border and enforce immigration laws has compelled the states to act. And they showed strong defiance that they would prevail against Holder and his ACLU legal team.
Mike Hubbard, the Alabama House Speaker said:
“Make no mistake, this lawsuit will not undo Alabama’s immigration law. If the court finds problems with parts of the law, tweaks can be made,” Mr. Hubbard said. “But Alabama is not going to be a sanctuary state for illegal immigrants. Alabama will have a strict immigration law and we will enforce it.”
Holder’s DOJ filed suit against Alabama’s outstanding immigration law on August 1st, despite such laws having strong support from the American People. A July 15 Rasmussen Poll showed that a whopping 67% of Americans (with just 22% opposed) support states like Alabama and Arizona passing state laws to enforce immigration law when the Federal government fails to act. And this issue promises to be a big battleground in next year’s elections.
But all Alabama is trying to do is to rein in the massive costs of illegal aliens to state taxpayers, and curtail employment of illegals which has so devastated Alabama’s economy and unemployment. Illegal aliens cost Alabama $298 million annually, and Federal malfeasance has permitted Alabama’s illegal immigrant population to increase by nearly 400 percent over the past decade.
As Alabama’s Senate President Pro Tem Del Marsh said:
“With almost one out of every 10 Alabamians looking for a job, we need to make sure that legal Alabama residents are not being passed over for employment in lieu of those who are here illegally.”
In other words, while Eric Holder is focused on politics and pandering to groups such as the National Council of La Raza (“The Race”), Alabama’s GOP leaders are concerned with JOBS, and the destructive impact illegal aliens have against Alabama workers.
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In a speech before the National Council of La Raza, an organization dedicated to promoting the interests of the Latino “race,” President Obama commiserated with the “pain” of illegal immigrants and shared his frustration with what he called a “do nothing” Congress.
Obama said “the idea of bypassing Congress is very tempting. Getting a hundred senators and 400 representatives to take action on anything is like herding cats. Everybody’s got their own notions of where we ought to go. On top of this, many serve constituencies comprised of rednecks and rubes. So even if their hearts are in the right place they can’t risk alienating voters in their states.”
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, you can! Yes, you can! Yes, you can!
THE PRESIDENT: Believe me — believe me, the idea of doing things on my own is very tempting. (Laughter.) I promise you. Not just on immigration reform. (Laughter.) But that’s not how — that’s not how our system works.
AUDIENCE MEMBER: Change it!
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 sacrifice to the wealthiest Americans as well.
La Raza—and activist Latinos elsewhere—are disappointed in the president for not keeping his promise to champion comprehensive immigration reform in his first year in office. They are particularly angry that his administration has been aggressive in deporting undocumented immigrants, but the president defended the record number of deportations, contending he has had no choice.
“Those are the laws on the books,” said Obama. “I swore an oath to uphold the laws on the books. That doesn’t mean I don’t know very well the real pain and heartbreak that deportations cause.”
He added that he shares the concerns of Latinos. “I understand them 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.”
His ”I’d like to change” comment followed a section in his speech that mentioned the limitations of Washington in stopping deportations. He then spoke of his frustrations in dealing with Congress. His ”bypass Congress” comment drew applause and chants of “Yes, You Can,” a 2008 campaign slogan.
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).
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.”……………
The United States government is funding the National Council of La Raza with our tax dolla La Raza, which literally means in Spanish “The Race,” is a radical organization that advocate open borders and amnesty for illegal aliens.I pulled and analyzed the tax return Form 990 the form filed by 501c 3 organizations to the IRS, and here is what was reported:Government Grants contributions to the National Council of La Raza2008 Tax Returns, October 1 2008 to September 30, 2009 $5,136,535Excerpt Re
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