Democrats Mobilize Hispanics on Immigration - What is the Republican Response?
Journal.us reports this week that Hispanic community leaders are launching an "unprecedented" national campaign to register 200,000 Latino voters and to mobilize 100,000 to go to the polls in November. Please let me translate that for you. Democrat activists are hitting the streets to leverage the wedge that has been driven between Hispanics and their conservative beliefs.
The Latinos for Democracy campaign claims they are working against the suppression of the minority vote. They are seeking to educate Hispanics about what they perceive as the most pressing issues.
These efforts are being organized by the Hispanic Federation, the League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) and the Labor Council for Latin American Advancement (LCLAA). These are all liberal/Democrat leaning organizations.
The groups claim that Republican extremism is unacceptable. LCLAA executive director Hector Sanchez said, "They (Republicans) have to have practical proposals that benefit the country and not an extremist rhetoric that is creating hatred against the Latino community and an environment where crimes motivated by hatred against Latinos are increasing."
But reality reveals that Republicans in Texas do indeed have a practical proposal. Last summer, Republican State Legislator John Garza put forward to the Texas House Republican Hispanic Conference a comprehensive proposal addressing these very issues in the form of a Texas House resolution, HCR88.
In an interview with TexasGOPVote's Adryana Boyne, Rep. Garza explained, "HCR 88 urges Congress to enact an overhaul of the immigration system to promote national security and economic prosperity. The bill was laid out before the State Affairs Committee of the Texas House of Representatives. It received a standing ovation."
Rep. Charlie Green said, "This is the best piece of immigration legislation of the session." Another Representative noted, "This is the only bill we've seen that actually proposes a solution to the immigration problem." The Resolution was voted out of the committee unanimously, 11-0, on April 19th with a bipartisan vote.
Unfortunately, Republican presidential candidates who have supported sensible immigration reform and who have attempted to reach out to Hispanic voters have not been able to gain traction in the Republican Primary. Does this mean these Democrat groups are correct?
TexasGOPVote blogger and founder of Latinos Ready to Vote, Linda Vega doesn't think so. As I reported in November, her group is actively engaged in reaching out to the Hispanic community. She had identified that there are over 1 million immigrants in Texas who are legally eligible to become citizens. Her group's mission is to reach out to them as a Republican, talk with them about their naturally conservative values and help them become citizens and future Republican voters.
Because of the history of voter registration fraud by Democrat backed groups in the past, Republicans must also be skeptical of the activities of LULAC and the Democrat groups listed at the top of the article. Groups like King Street Patriots do an outstanding job of monitoring voter registration statistics and watch for registrations that do not meet specific data-driven standards. Their "True the Vote" program has proven effective at uncovering fraud in voter registration programs and in providing activists training to effectively shut down voter fraud at the polls. It should be noted that their efforts are exclusively data driven and do not target specific groups or organizations or communities.
Linda Vega with Latino's Ready to Vote works with immigrants who are in the process of becoming citizens.
Many factors will weigh into the results of the November election. For Republicans to be successful in maintaining the gains of conservative policies and elected officials, we must become effective in reaching out to the fastest grown demographic group in the south and southwest. That being the Hispanic population. We must be mindful of the language we use in communicating with these groups and not continue to give Democrats the ammunition they need to keep these people voting not only against Republicans but against their own conservative values.
We will continue to report on the activities of minority voter outreach, both by Republican and Democrat groups. Conservatives have a great message to deliver and Democrats have decades of failure in terms of what they have done to the minority communities. Republicans are the party that can provide opportunity and hope to people who want to grow in our society. We must become more effective in delivering this message.
The director of Arizona's Mi Familia Vota (My Family Votes) said the political scenario has changed in Arizona. He is correct. The author of harsh anti-immigrant legislation in Arizona was recalled by voters and removed from office. Other states have tried to follow Arizona's lead and they have found the economic downturn that followed the enactment of these policies. Fortunately Texas was able to block this economic time bomb from stopping the recovery that is well underway in Texas.
Heredia said, "The politicians who ignore or marginalize this electoral bloc during the primaries will pay the consequences in November."
We will not make that mistake!
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The hypocracy of Mr. Price and the persons he mentions
Further, it should be noted that Adryana Boyne, a Mexican immigrant, herself, was quick to jump on the SB 1070 band wagon along with you and many other misguided and ignorant people. Worse for Mrs. Boyne was that she knew better but was swayed by who knows what to sell out herself and her people. Tragic.
It is important to point out at this juncture too, that it was I, myself, the gave the text of the HR 88 to state representative John V. Garza, my good friend, as I represent Somos Republicans in Texas and is part of our nationwide "Compact with America" effort.. Somos Republicans, America's largest organization of conservative Latinos is also the only conservative organization that has always stood against the Tanton Network, their propaganda and their un-constitutional efforts to promote state level immigration control such as Arizona's SB 1070 and Alabama's HB 56, both of which were produced by Kris Kobach of the Tanton Network.
It is also interesting to note that Linda Vega, a Houston area immigration attorney and former operative of the Perry presidential campaign was unable to deter Governor Perry from obtaining the endorsement and advice of the odious and corrupt Arizona Sheriff, Joe Arpaio, who is still under investigation for illegally targeting Latinos for immigration enforcement.
You went on, hypocritically, to say, "...we must become effective in reaching out to the fastest grown demographic group in the south and southwest." a fact well known to us all for years but you, Adryana Boyne and her political group "Latino National Republican Coalition" and Linda Vega as well have consistently turned your backs on the Latino community and have actively participated in the bigoted effort to drive Latinos not only from the GOP but also from America as you all cooperated with the population control agenda of the Tanton Network.
Your final hypocrisy is contained in these remarks, "The author of harsh anti-immigrant legislation in Arizona was recalled by voters and removed from office. Other states have tried to follow Arizona's lead and they have found the economic downturn that followed the enactment of these policies. Fortunately Texas was able to block this economic time bomb from stopping the recovery that is well underway in Texas.
Heredia said, "The politicians who ignore or marginalize this electoral bloc during the primaries will pay the consequences in November." We will not make that mistake!"
You already have made that mistake and it was I who told you about "marginalizing" the Latino vote but you arrogantly drove them away with your cohorts. And, incidentally, you failed to mention the name of your hero, Russel Pearce of Arizona, who introduced the un-constitutional and illegal SB 1070 which you touted as brilliant but now describe as bad policy. It was our leadership at Somos Republicans, cooperating with many other concerned Arizonans that made history and recalled the odious and ardently bigoted Russel Pearce from office. As for stopping the "economic time bomb," I'll very much agree those terrible laws like the "Sanctuary Cities Bill" also written by the Tanton Network are dreadful economic policy, but you and Texas GoP Vote actually promoted it! What hypocrisy!!
It has been people like you all, quick to move toward your own personal benefit and not the benefit of the Republican Party or the Latino community that ruined the GOP's chances of winning any major election for years as the small but, once, growing number of Latino Republican voters has been driven away by you and your associates.
Shame on you Bob Price. You are like the criminal who gloats from within the crowds at his own crime scene.
Maybe, you, Mr. Price, Mrs. Boyne, Ms. Vega have all seen "the writing on the wall" and realize what destruction you've done. What I see is you hope no one will remember what you've done! I know because I was there and I won't forget and I won't allow you all to take credit for our work, here, at Somos Republicans. It wouldn't be the first time you all tried. Shame, shame!
I'm hoping that the Latino
Caught several Union Democrats doing it in my area.
As a Severely disabled person folks usually drop their guard around me and tell me what they are up too, and what they think about this group , or that group.
Be Real Careful about the Union Democrats in your area.