Most Republican candidates running for president have been working hard to win the Latino vote as opposed to rejecting amnesty. Almost everyone on the debate stage Thursday supports amnesty and it may lead to their own demise.
A large number of Hispanics have bought into the La Raza idea of open borders and amnesty. La Raza officials prefer to call it comprehensive immigration reform with a promise to close the borders.
Jeb Bush has been supportive of the Hispanic community and has a Latino wife, yet in polls, he can’t beat Trump who has spoken against massive illegal immigration.
The legally voting Hispanic population votes 70% Democrat. The state of California has clearly shown us that Latinos will not vote with the Republicans yet the left wants us to believe they are a winnable constituency and Republicans should do everything possible to win them over.
There are conservative Hispanics. Texas is one exception. Most Texas Hispanics vote Republican. However, the legalization of millions of illegal immigrants by prior administrations has turned California blue.
Republicans seem to be taking the advice of these leftist racialist groups.
Janet Murguia, President, NCLR
Here’s an endorsement for you. La Raza (NCLR) President Janet Murguia found Jeb Bush “more thoughtful” than other candidates in the GOP debate though he’s not quite there yet. She’s massaging the notion that we must support amnesty to avoid being seen as thoughtless racists.
La Raza, a far-left organization, wants Republicans to swing far-left and then they might support them. Are Republicans taking their advice these days?
The only candidate that Janet Murguia and LaRaza will accept is one that supports full citizenship for every illegal immigrant in the country which is likely far more than the alleged 11 million. It was 11 million a decade ago and since then millions have come in and taken their families with them.
La Raza claims they want the border secured but fights attempts to do it and they are opposed to deportation.
LaRaza is currently the largest national Hispanic civil-rights and advocacy organization in America. It’s funded by U.S. tax dollars and grants from leftist organizations.
In 1968, it originated with a group of three Mexican-American activists – Dr. Julian Samora (a community activist who helped pioneer the field of Latino Studies; Dr. Ernesto Galarza (a professor who was widely considered “the dean of Chicano activism”); and Herman Gallegos (a San Francisco-based community organizer who had previously worked with his mentor, Saul Alinsky, to establish a Mexican-American political action group.
According to Discover the Networks, the late Rep. Charlie Norwood (R-Georgia), said the National Council of La Raza (NCLR) teaches that “Colorado, California, Arizona, Texas, Utah, New Mexico, Oregon and parts of Washington State make up an area known as ‘Aztlán’—a fictional ancestral homeland of the Aztecs before Europeans arrived in North America.”
Norwood stated that La Raza views this region as the rightful property of the government and the final plan for the La Raza movement includes the ethnic cleansing of Americans of European, African, and Asian descent out of ‘Aztlán.’”
Norwood characterized NCLR as “a radical racist group … one of the most anti-American groups in the country, which has permeated U.S. campuses since the 1960s, and continues its push to carve a racist nation out of the American West.”
John Stone, president of the U.S. Freedom Foundation and former chief of staff to Rep. Norwood confirmed the NCLR ties to separatist Reconquista groups.
In 2007, La Raza’s website stated explicitly that NCLR’s mission is the “empowerment of our gente [people] and the liberation of Aztlán.”
NCLR, however, says it is a “misconception” to believe that it has ever, at any time, endorsed “the notion of a ‘Reconquista’ or ‘Aztlán.‘” They had, however, provided funding for at least one separatist group in 2003.
Victor David Hansen, writing for the National Review, explained that the term La Raza, The Race, is just “as incendiary” as the Confederate battle flag and should not be supported with taxpayer dollars.
The term was used first in the 1930s by Francisco Franco who wanted “to promote the racist idea that the Spanish were a superior people by birth”, Hansen wrote.
It was revived in the 1960s deliberately “to promote a racially superior identity of indigenous peoples – mestizos born in the Spanish-speaking countries of the New World”.
It is the reason that the National Council of La Raza has “‘a close affinity with MEChA (Movimiento Estudiantil Chicano de Aztlán), the infamous racialist U.S. student group (its ironic motto is ‘Unity creates strength’), some of whose various past slogans (cf. the Castroite derivative ‘Por La Raza todo, Fuera de La Raza nada’) finally became sources of national embarrassment.'”
Hansen would like to see their funding stopped. “Their well-known association with racial chauvinism was precisely why the founders of the National Council of La Raza, by their own admission, reawakened the word in the 1960s to focus on what they saw as a particular racial category of Spanish speakers.”
Hansen concluded that “‘La Raza is a racialist term similar to the German Volk, a ‘calcified separatist slogan’ meant to divide us as a nation.'”
The fact is that the West was won and bought from Spanish Conquistadors, not indigenous people. It is the same with Native-Americans. The land was won or conquered from tribes who took it from other tribes who took it from others. How far back do you want to go?
NCLR works closely with leftist groups like Media Matters, George Soros’ Center for American Progress, and the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund to define the immigration debate.
Any attempt to deport, reject amnesty or close the borders is called “hate” and the work of nativists, racists and vigilantes. In past presidential campaigns, they launched “We Can Stop the Hate” campaigns.
Rush Limbaugh addressed the issue of Republicans winning the Latino vote by pushing amnesty on his show on July 2nd.
He read from an article in The Daily Caller which noted that “The two leading Democratic 2016 candidates for the White House trounce GOP candidates among Latino voters, including the two GOP politicians now prominently working to build Latino support, according to a new poll.
“The nation’s second-most prominent Democrat, Hillary Clinton, scored a 73% ‘somewhat’ or ‘very’ favorable response from the 1,200 voters,” and Biden got 58%. The Republicans, Jeb Bush is 27% a ‘very’ or ‘somewhat’ favorable support. Marco Rubio, 31% favorable, 29% unfavorable.
As Republicans try to win the vote of Latinos instead of closing the border, they are authoring their own demise. Jeb is not the Latino candidate no matter how hard he tries to be “thoughtful”.