I have been listening to the voices of "legal" immigrants in this country when they just happen to be guests on a TV show, or when they happen to be a fellow blogger, or when they happen to leave a comment here at Right Truth. But I don't think Congress is listening to them, I don't think the folks who want this amnesty program are listening to them either.
All too often the voices that get lost in the cacophony are those of legal immigrants and their descendants. Whether Hispanic, Asian, Caribbean, European, Middle Eastern or African, they make up the "nation of immigrants" often referred to by open borders proponents. Except that these immigrants valued U.S. citizenship enough to pursue it lawfully. ...
It's not about the color of someone's skin, but rather national identity and a shared, unifying culture. At its core, it's about what it means to be an American. ... America is indeed a nation of immigrants. So perhaps we should start listening to what they have to say.
Oakland-based Diversity Alliance for a Sustainable America, a nonprofit organization that seeks to limit both illegal and legal immigration. What makes it unique is that the DASA is led by minorities, including immigrants, American Indians and African Americans. As they put it in their mission statement, "Current rates of immigration … hurt minorities and earlier immigrants the most."
Other organizations comprised of legal immigrants say much the same thing, although most focus solely on illegal immigration.
You Don't Speak for Me, a group of Hispanic Americans opposed to illegal immigration and guest-worker proposals, has become a presence on the national stage over the past two months. Formed in reaction to the pro-amnesty protests in April and the media's frequent omission of the qualifier "illegal" when covering the topic, the group sought to make the distinction between legal and illegal immigration. Their presence is a reminder that Hispanic Americans are not a monolithic bloc whose views and politics can be automatically assumed.
Another case in point is Latino Americans for Immigration Reform. They too are staunch opponents of illegal immigration, and members have volunteered with the Minuteman Civil Defense Corps in observing and reporting illegal border crossings. One such volunteer, LAIR president Lupe Moreno, is a candidate for the state Senate in the 34th District. Although LAIR's membership includes people of all races, the group's very existence pokes holes in the contention, popular among illegal immigration proponents, that the desire for immigration enforcement is rooted in racism.
Others posting in immigration:
The Kreeper's Korner, "Massive Immigration Update"
No Amnesty - Got It, "How did my representatives vote" Go there to see the vote results, a map on voting trends and more.
Committees of Correspondence, "The 21st Century Paul Revere Ride"
The Uncooperative Blogger has reports on violence at the border.
Fix 4 RSO is cross posting good stuff today.
A Lady's Ruminations, "Bricks Received in Washington"
InMuscatine's crossposting on Paul Revere's 21st century ride.
Southern Sass is crossposting today
Red Hot Cuppa Politics is posting " Mexican Politico's Seek Hispanic Vote ..."Amboy Times has the scoop on Aztlan Elementary School. This is a MUST read.
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