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These are Hispanics with an agenda for the United States, but they are nothing like La Raza, the leftist organization that advocates, among other things, constitutional rights for non-Americans.
The Conservative Hispanics of America say they are proud Americans who put loyalty to the U.S. first, not in second place behind allegiance to a culture or ancestral home.
“Conservative Hispanics of America have rallied together to remind all politicians that ignoring the ‘Oath of Affirmation’ will bear serious consequences,” said Al Garza, who along with Andy Ramirez, is a founder.
“Allegiance to the United States Constitution is not an option, it is their sworn obligation,” he said. “The images in the far distance of this great nation’s rear mirror should never again interfere with the long range vision of Americans of all colors. That is the America I was taught by my parents to love, serve and to protect. Clearly the traitors in Washington are obsessed with the re-creation of another America which will never parallel the America I grew up to love and defend.”
The organization said in a statement to WND that far too many politicians and media outlets “are hard at work seeking to secure our fellow Americans to accept the left’s propaganda that America benefits from illegal immigration, and that all Hispanics support amnesty and social programs.”
“This is outrageous,” the groups said, “for we do not! At the same time they’re using the same tired decades-old arguments that no longer hold value in a post 9/11 world, while desperately trying to augment this with so-called vote numbers that are even sillier than a classic Mel Brooks satire.”
Ramirez said that when he watched a Senate hearing on immigration that included a representative of La Raza, which means “The Race,” and an admitted illegal alien “it was very clear to many conservative Hispanics that the ‘fix’ was in where amnesty was concerned.”
“Given my own personal experiences going back to my days as a California Democrat Party local chairman and nominee for the California Assembly, I know what I’d personally heard as to such leftist goals in the past,” he said. “It was at that point I enlisted trusted conservative friends and together we decided our next step was to create our new organization.”
He called the current Senate immigration bill crafted by the “Gang of Eight” the “U.S. Capitulation Act of 2013.”
“It capitulates on immigration enforcement to the foreign governments who continue to promote illegal entry into the United States,” he said.
“In fact, as a legal expert certified before the U.S. federal courts, who has testified before the House Committee on Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Terrorism and Nonproliferation; Homeland Security, Subcommittee on Border, Maritime, and Global Counter-Terrorism; and under oath before then-Chairman Sensenbrenner and the Judiciary Committee, I will state unequivocally that the so-called Border Surge portion of Shamnesty 744 is a complete and utter fraud perpetrated against the American people,” he said.
“I can attest to this having been so involved in the 2006 bill passed by the U.S. Congress. As I have outlined in official testimony and briefings before Congress, DHS did everything possible to sabotage implementation of Sensenbrenner/Hunter and willfully misrepresented the facts before Congress in testimony going back to (at minimum) 2005,” concluded Ramirez.
Garza said the U.S. immigration system is not broken and amnesty is not a solution.
“The threats we face as a nation can easily be remedied by securing the border and enforcing our current immigration laws,” he said.
The group’s goals:
Educate regarding conservative Hispanic issues
Defeat amnesty for illegal aliens and visa overstays
Encourage the rejection of public poverty lifestyles including welfare
Encourage Hispanics to reject continued corruption by governments in their ancestral lands who keep their people impoverished, under-educated and who suffer from injustice
Demand that the U.S. government cease financially supporting corrupt Hispanic nations
Demand foreign governments cease meddling in U.S. domestic affairs