Saturday, June 23

Six National Latino organizations Against Immigration Bill

Diversity Inc. is reporting "the groups in opposition are the Hispanic Federation, the Labor Council for Latin American Advancement, the League of United Latin American Citizens, the National Alliance of Latin American and Caribbean Communities, the National Day Laborer Organizing Network, and the William C. Velasquez Institute." They are calling it, "immigrant apartheid."

Interestingly enough,
The National Council of La Raza (NCLR), the nation's largest Latino civil-rights group, was not part of the coalition of six groups.
Antonio Gonzalez, president of the William C. Velasquez Institute Antonio Gonzalez had this to say:
"If enacted, the current Senate proposal would codify a system of immigrant apartheid as United States policy, which is despicable and not supported by the Latino community."
I don't know enough about the immigration bill to have an educated opinion, but since I am blogging about it, I'll need to do some further research. But, considering who is opposed to it, it makes me wonder if its going in the right direction?
These groups are not alone. Labor groups including the AFL-CIO announced yesterday that they also want the bill scrapped. "This takes a problem we have and, instead of solving it, makes it worse," stated Richard L. Trumka, secretary-treasurer of the AFL-CIO.
I'm concerned that La Raza is not fighting against it... I wonder why?

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