By Rick Oltman, July 14, 2017
The National Council of La Raza (The Race) is changing its name to UnidosUS. Supposedly this came about because some members felt that the National Council of La Raza (NCLR) name was “outdated.” More than likely, a growing segment of the American people who have learned a lot about illegal immigration and illegal alien criminals in the past year, have heard of La Raza and are looking askance at a group whose name translates as “The Race,” and has done everything it could for almost 50 years to promote open borders and oppose any and all immigration law enforcement. It’s a smart public relations move for them.
And they have done well. The former Senior Vice President of The Race, Cecilia Munoz, worked the Obama White House for eight years advocating everything and anything that weakened America by making our borders less secure and our interior enforcement vastly reduced. Munoz has now joined the Leadership Team of the New America Foundation, whose board members include, among others: Jonathan Soros (son of George Soros), New York Times columnist David Brooks, and Fareed Zakaria of CNN.
UnidosUS will undoubtedly be active in calling for a continuation of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), which DHS Secretary Kelly has just told members of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus that attorneys he’s consulted with do not think the program is legally sustainable.
La Raza-UnidosUS proclaimed in its “Immigration Series” in 2014 that “PRESIDENT OBAMA HAS THE AUTHORITY TO ACT BOLDLY” and that “legal experts have said that the president can use his authority to prioritize the use of resources.”
La Raza supported a letter to President Obama in 2012, signed by “… 136 constitutional lawyers, professors, and other experts that details the legal foundation for executive actions on immigration” claiming, among other things, the president’s executive authority to grant administrative relief for DREAM Act beneficiaries.
If President Trump nullifies this previous executive authority-action-order, or replaces it with a pro-enforcement executive order of his own, will these same lawyers support his executive authority to do such, or will some of them, perhaps all of them, make legal assertions that he doesn’t have the authority? Does anyone doubt that LaRaza-Unidos will be right there opposing a presidential authority which they previously supported?
And if they do, can we call them hypocrites, by whatever name they choose to call themselves?
Sí, se puede.
You have enemies? Good. That means you’ve stood up for something, sometime in your life. [Winston Churchill.]
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