The new “Gang of Ocho” immigration reform bill continues to be scrutinized and painted as just another amnesty for illegal immigrants bill, whose true illegal immigration colors are being veiled by the ‘trigger-happy’ measures being peddled by the likes of Senator Marco Rubio and Liberal Democrat Senator Chuck Schumer.
We are encouraged – referring now to recent reports‚ that Senator Rubio’s thinking – as reported - so closely reflects the president’s blueprint for reform,” Carney said. “The president has long called for partners from both sides of the aisle. And he has lamented the absence of partners from the other side of the aisle. It used to be a bipartisan pursuit, comprehensive immigration reform. For a while, it ceased to be. But he certainly hopes that it will be in the future.”-Obama Press Secretary Jay Carney
According to Section 2537 of the Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act, “eligible public and private, non profit organizations” may be awarded an “Initial Entry, Adjustment, and Citizenship Assistance grant for ” the design and implementation of programs that provide direct assistance, within the scope of the authorized practice of immigration law.”
This could be interpreted to suggest that any “eligible” non profit organization, who decide to make the effort to implement immigration reform programs and directly assist immigrants may receive government funding, organizations that could include one of the most racially divisive Hispanic non profit organizations, the National Council of La Raza.
Rubio’s immigration principles “are in line with [Democratic] principles,” says Frank Sharry, director of the pro-immigration reform group America’s Voice. “It’s huge…We need conservatives to buy into the framework of a broad bill that simultaneously puts undocumented immigrants on the road to citizenship, modernizes our legal immigration system, and focuses enforcement on unauthorized hiring and exploitation in the workplace. Rubio is there.”-Mother Jones
The group’s very name reeks of racial division, as the the words “La Raza” are the Spanish words for “The Race.” According to the NCLR website, there are 150 NCLR Affiliates “that are focused on education while NCLR’s policy work simultaneously addresses national issues in public education. NCLR’s programs place a special focus on its Affiliates, which provide services to the Hispanic community at each critical stage of the education pipeline, supporting student learning and working in partnership with other organizations on special projects.”(Source- NCLR)
One shadow affiliate or secondary organization is the “radical racist group Movimiento Estudiantil Chicano de Aztlan, or Chicano Student Movement of Aztlan (MEChA), 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.”
The La Raza movement, a movement whose real agenda has been to lead thousands of illegal immigrants and sympathizing resident Hispanics into U.S. cities, waving Mexicans flags, in hopes to bring attention to its “Chicano” roots, is arguably the Latino version of the Black Liberation Theology movement.
“The ultimate ideology is the liberation of Aztlan. Communism would be closest [to it]. Once Aztlan is established, ethnic cleansing would commence: Non-Chicanos would have to be expelled — opposition groups would be quashed because you have to keep power.”-Miguel Perez,Cal State-Northridge’s MEChA chapter ( Human Events)
Here is another questionable statement made by another MEChA chapter-
“Chicano is our identity; it defines who we are as people. It rejects the notion that we…should assimilate into the Anglo-American melting pot…Aztlan was the legendary homeland of the Aztecas … It became synonymous with the vast territories of the Southwest, brutally stolen from a Mexican people marginalized and betrayed by the hostile custodians of the Manifest Destiny.” (Statement on University of Oregon MEChA Website, Jan. 3, 2006)
The NCLR and its affiliates like the South Texas Adult Resource and Training Center in San Benito, Texas, already delve in Hispanic immigrant education, so the idea that a quick pivot from their existing Hispanic education program to an immigration “adjustment” program, is a very distinct possibility, if this immigration reform bill is signed into law.
Here is the how the section of the bill reads-
SEC. 2537. INITIAL ENTRY, ADJUSTMENT, AND CITIZENSHIP
ASSISTANCE GRANT PROGRAM.
(a) AUTHORIZATION.–The Secretary, acting through the Director of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, may award Initial Entry, Adjustment, and Citizenship Assistance grants to eligible public or private, non profit organizations.
(b) USE OF GRANT FUNDS.–IEACA grants shall be used for the design and implementation of programs that provide direct assistance, within the scope of the authorized practice of immigration law– (1) to aliens who are preparing an initial application for registered provisional immigrant status under section 245B of the Immigration and Nationality Act, as added by section 2101 of this Act, including assisting applicants in– (A) screening to assess prospective applicants’ potential eligibility or lack of eligibility; (B) completing applications; (C) gathering proof of identification, employment, residence, and tax payment; (D) gathering proof of relationships of eligible family members; (E) applying for any waivers for which applicants and qualifying family members may be eligible; and (F) any other assistance that the Secretary or grantee considers useful to aliens who are interested in applying for registered provisional immigrant status; (2) to aliens seeking to adjust their status under section 2211 or 2212 of this Act or section 245, 245B, or 245C of the Immigration and Nationality Act (3) to legal permanent residents seeking to become naturalized United States citizens; and (4) to applicants on– (A) the rights and responsibilities of United States citizenship; (B) civics-based English as a second language; (C) civics, with a special emphasis on common values and traditions of Americans, including an understanding of the history of the United States and the principles of the Constitution; and (D) applying for United States citizenship.
Cross-posted at The Shark Tank