Immigration Groups Turn to Anger

Anna Palmer and Seung Min Kim, Politico, February 10, 2014

Immigration reform advocates are done playing nice with House Republicans.

After holding their fire for years at the urging of the Obama administration, several immigration reform groups now plan to unleash their anger at the right.

A new, more aggressive campaign kicks off Tuesday, when these groups say they will begin confronting Republican lawmakers at public appearances, congressional hearings and events back in home districts. The goal: Shame Republicans in swing districts into taking up the issue—or make them pay at the ballot box in November.

It’s unclear if the strategy will truly damage Republicans with their constituents. Or worse, whether it might backfire and oust some of the movement’s best potential allies across the aisle.

Still, the groups believe it’s time to try something new. The movement embraced a distinctly positive message when Barack Obama took office in 2009 and stuck with it publicly even until last month, when the groups applauded House Republican leaders for releasing a set of immigration reform principles at a GOP winter retreat.

But things changed last week when Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) dashed hopes that a major immigration overhaul could happen this year—leaving immigration groups to say enough is enough.

“Obviously, persuasion only got us so far,” Kica Matos, a spokeswoman for the Fair Immigration Reform Movement, said Monday. “What we are now doing is to switch tactics from persuasion to punishment.”

Matos declined to say which members of Congress are at risk for the in-your-face treatment but warned that the campaign would be “relentless and constant.” America’s Voice and CASA in Action are also leading the effort. The plan for now is to engage in daily confrontations for at least the next two months, Matos said.

The groups also plan to target House Republicans in swing districts with a wide section of Latino voters—even if they’ve expressed support for immigration reform before. That means that lawmakers such as Rep. Jeff Denham (R-Calif.), who has gone as far as to sign onto a Democratic-backed comprehensive bill, aren’t safe from the wrath of the pro-reform groups.

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Immigration reform proponents believe there is still a window for House Republicans to take up a package in May or June and that it’s time for business groups, the high-tech industry and evangelicals to gin up pressure.

“We’re just not going to take a press statement by John Boehner and say I guess it’s over,” said Frank Sharry of America’s Voice and a veteran of the reform movement. “It’s not for John Boehner to tell us when we are alive or dead.”

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[Mi Familia Vota Executive Director Ben] Monterroso said his group and others are focused on voter registration to grow the number of Latino voters. As the election nears, Monterroso said their campaign will include mailings, media ad buys and partnering with Spanish media to inform the Latino community.

Clarissa Martinez de Castro, the director of immigration and national campaigns for National Council of La Raza, said the group has set out a goal of registering 250,000 new Latino voters in a wide-scale campaign launched last month with Mi Familia Vota. They are up to roughly 10,000 new voters registered in states such as Arizona, New Mexico, Texas, Nevada, Colorado, Utah and Oklahoma, Martinez said.

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  • Simonetta

    It is bizarre to watch a group threaten to vote out of office politicians that don’t do what they tell them to do when the people that this group represents can’t vote.

    It’s like an amorous flea crawling up the leg of cow while assuring her that he’ll be gentle.

    One would get angry at the presumptuousness of these bozos were not the absurdity of their situation. They ‘represent’ people who were so desperate to get out of their own home country that they were willing to risk desert death in order to become essentially slaves in a neighboring country. And they threaten to do, well, something, if they are not allowed all the rights and benefits of full citizenship of the country that they illegally broke into.

    It occurred to me (while listening to the Mexican radio station that appeared between NPR and the Classic rock station on the local FM dial) that the only way to understand the Mexicans is to realize that they truly believe that they are actually doing us a favor by sneaking into our country and superimposing their language and culture on top of ours.
    By agreeing to come here and make our pathetic existences sparkle by sharing Mexico with us, we should at the very least show our gratitude by making them citizens; and giving them free EBC food and their children reduced college tuition. Because they are just so cute, deserving, and hard-working. It is just so obvious to them, and they are beginning to get just a little bit miffed that we are being so slow on delivery.

    • 1stworlder

      They can vote fraudulently

  • NeanderthalDNA

    After holding their fire for years at the urging of the Obama administration, several immigration reform groups now plan to unleash their anger at the right.

    A new, more aggressive campaign kicks off Tuesday, when these groups say they will begin confronting Republican lawmakers at public appearances, congressional hearings and events back in home districts. The goal: Shame Republicans in swing districts into taking up the issue—or make them pay at the ballot box in November.

    —————————-
    They better be careful. This could easily backfire on them. Especially at a rally with large crowds of increasingly frustrated native born evil Whiteys…

    That backfire might not be a backfire soon. Good. Invaders should be resisted.

  • Puggg

    Let them.

    This is what helped kill it back in the Bush days.

    A bunch of screaming brown and tan people doesn’t look like healthy immigration, it looks like riot and revolution.

    A perfect way to persuade first world politicians.

    • Jesse James

      Exactly nothing will make the reality of what is going on in America more clear than open organized violent insurgency by non-whites against whites. What we are facing now is a criminal leaderless insurgency that is dangerous because it allows the radical political leaders to pretend that nothing is really happening when in reality they are killing, robbing and raping us in such large numbers that we are constantly forced into “white flight”. Because the insurgency is not recognized as such our indifferent if not outright hostile government can pretend that no white genocide is occurring. Those of us living in the zones of conflict know better.

      • Zaporizhian Sich

        Indeed, and that will give us the moral authority to start responding to these invaders with the deadly force they richly deserve. It’s time for whites to respond with leaderless resistance of their own. If you’re white, and alive in your country, you ARE the resistance as long as you remain that way.

        • DonReynolds

          This is excellent news. Without leaders to restrain them, they will act out their own violent tendencies……so will the reaction.

          • AndrewInterrupted

            To show their true color?

          • jeffaral

            What reaction?

        • Brian

          What I like best about that Rodina statue is that there’s no sappy, maudlin plaque attached, whining about the wretched refuse of teeming shores.

          • Zaporizhian Sich

            The statue resembles the Greek goddess Nemesis, which was one of Zeus’ enforcers who punished the wicked by killing them with her sword.

      • Nancy Thomas

        I’m in Los Angeles, so I’ve had a big dose of the kind of diversity the rich liberals want to force on this country, while they themselves live in gated communities. It’s not pretty, let me tell you.

      • 1gravity

        California is the American Kosovo, if you get my drift.

        • AndrewInterrupted

          Saint San Andreas will take care of it.

          • Brian

            During the Fukushima earthquake/nuclear incident, the Japanese pulled together and cooperated peacefully, like a homogeneous community does. But when the San Andreas shears, it’s going to be martial law madness: Katrina x100.

          • AndrewInterrupted

            You took the long way to reach the word: opportunity….<;-)

        • Jesse James

          Good comparison. It almost makes me glad they are running out of water. Leave them scorched earth and dry wells if we lose it.

        • Neuday

          Are you sure it’s not the Mexican Sudetenland?

    • DonReynolds

      INVASION and COLONIZATION. Push them back to Mexico or into the sea.

  • Zaporizhian Sich

    Violence will be inevitable between these genocidal intruders and invaders and white Americans. They will be very foolish to confront average whites, many of whom will probably feel threatened or their families are being threatened, then act accordingly. Their reckless, brazen chutzpah will swing more and more whites to our side, if not much more radical White Nationalists. In other words, it’s time for shotgun shells and popcorn.

    • DonReynolds

      Ears are confusing. Count noses instead.

    • Nancy Thomas

      Problem is, so many whites are asleep and many more are hopeless sissies.

      • AndrewInterrupted

        That hasn’t gone unnoticed by the invaders. They see weakness.

      • Erasmus

        Which is precisely why we should encourage the illegals to demonstrate openly, and the more aggressively the better.

    • Erasmus

      This is good news. Let the fight be brought out into the open.

      At this juncture a shooting war between the US and Mexico would be the only thing better. Time to stop pretending that our two countries haven’t been on a collision course for decades now.

      • sbuffalonative

        Yes, and shame them in public for their obnoxious tactics.

        Of course, Republicans will need a backbone to stand up to them. How many will? How many will ‘feel their pain’ and agree ‘something must be done’?

        • Erasmus

          That’s where we conservatives will come in. We’ll hold our rifles, (figuratively speaking), to their backs to make sure they don’t retreat.

          I think the GOP is starting to realize that they’ll never win the illegal alien vote no matter how hard they try, but they sure is heck can lose their conservative base trying to suck up to the illegals.

    • Greg Thomas

      The invaders believe that White Americans are as spineless as our treasonous politicians. They are very wrong.

  • Kenner

    They abandoned confrontational tactics because it turned people off. Now they want to bring it back? Works for me.
    Check out the photo on Breitbart : Two white butch lesbians in a lather.

  • MekongDelta69

    Because, of COURSE, illegal aliens haven’t been violently protesting for 40 years now.

    So now, they’re ‘threatening’ to do what they’ve ALWAYS done.

    DEPORT every single one of them…

    • Spartacus

      Or impale them along the border to send a message .

      • RisingReich

        Agreed, kindness is killing US!

        • Einsatzgrenadier

          It’s not kindness, but pathological altruism driven by an insane multicultural ideology that’s destroying the US.

      • Xerxes22

        Like what Vlad Tepes did to the invading Turks. I don’t think Eric Holder and his ADL handlers would approve of that type of action.

        • Spartacus

          All the more reason to do it .

    • Erasmus

      DEPORT every single one of them…
      I’d be happy to see it done at the point of a gun if needs be.
      I no longer give a rip about all the latino trash that should have never been allowed to enter this country in the first place.

  • Larry Klein

    Haha I love it. Showing their true colors. Hiding in the shadows, LOL. The only ones they can credibly “punish” are the same weasel RINOs who have been conspiring with them all along. Just desserts for everybody

  • DonReynolds

    Live by the sword and you will surely die by the sword. I hope they do. Would give the rest of us a good reason to send them back to Mexico.

    • RisingReich

      If they want to violently agitate, send them to Hell instead. No chance of coming back after that trip.

    • MBlanc46

      If we needed a reason.

      • DonReynolds

        MBlanc…..I have enough reason. The Rule of Law does not seem to be enough reason for everyone else.

    • Zaporizhian Sich

      Send them back in body bags, coffins or barrels.

  • bigone4u

    In my experience Mexicans talk big while lacking follow through. Bragging and boasting is part of the culture; being well organized isn’t. But so what if they get ugly at town meetings. I’ve seen it before. It turns everyone else off and creates sympathy for their target. So, my amigos, take your best shot.

    • Nancy Thomas

      No, they really do riot. We had about 500,000 of them in the streets of Los Angeles, waving mexican flags and screaming for their “rights.”

      • AndrewInterrupted

        Is there any hope that the San Andreas will finish cracking and send that chunk into the sea? Do you have a boat? …<;-)

        • libertarian1234

          That’s humorous, but it’s also scientifically a high probability.

          The San Andreas has been overdo to make a vertical shift now for many years. Scientists have always said it wasn’t a question of “if,” but “when.”

          They say when it happens the southwestern section will shift downward, allowing the Pacific to wash over that portion, giving it the appearance of breaking off.

          If that ever happened the US population figures would be adjusted downward by about 20 million Mexicans.

          • AndrewInterrupted

            Oh, you’re just saying that to make me feel good….<;-)
            Now that's an example of ‘self deportation’ we can all embrace.
            Instead of embracing diversity, let’s all embrace plate tectonics.

          • IstvanIN

            Sort of like the closing scenes of the Titanic going under. Hope it gets filmed.

          • AndrewInterrupted

            Maybe we should buy some land just east of the San Andreas?

          • Alexandra1973

            Otisburg!

          • Alexandra1973

            I wonder if added weight speeds up things.

          • AndrewInterrupted

            Maybe we could exercise a little diplomacy and let Israel test a couple nukes off-shore?

            Of course, they would have to evacuate Hollywood first……<;-)

    • Einsatzgrenadier

      Mestizos are a headless race. It’s their Jooish handlers we have to worry about.

      • bilderbuster

        That means the entire MSM.

  • Greg Thomas

    Militant illegal invaders threatening to “punish” Republicans who do not give into thier amnesty demands. Republicans should do the right thing and demand that these hostile invaders be rounded up and deported as the law mandates.

    • Nancy Thomas

      Now you’re talkin’.

    • sbuffalonative

      This is any easy win if Republicans are prepared and stand up to them.

    • MBlanc46

      And that will happen when the Repubs get out of bed with the Chamber of Commerce and the National Association of Manufacturers. And that will happen never.

      • http://nclinksandthinks.wordpress.com/ Roger U

        Yeah, GOP will cave before they get “shamed”

        • AndrewInterrupted

          They won’t give us the satisfaction of shaming them. Too funny.

  • Erasmus

    Immigration reform advocates are done playing nice with House Republicans.

    Bring it on, a**holes. Bring it out into the open. Let everyone see the thugs you’ve always been.

  • libertarian1234

    So they’re going to become more rabid and militant, because they feel they have the right to make the laws of this country?

    I’ve got a better idea.

    How about going back home and working to improve their homelands?

    The elephant nobody wants to talk about is that these people reflect Mexico’s greatest shame, which is being unable to provide a decent living to their own people, who have to sneak into a foreign country in order to find work.

    • IstvanIN

      Mexico’s greatest shame is its failure to provide a modern, liberal, functioning society which leads to a functioning government which leads to a fair, functioning economy which leads to a population that wants to run away.

      • Erasmus

        And México has a lot to be ashamed about.

      • PvtCharlieSlate

        When has Mexico ever had a functioning government and society?

        • IstvanIN

          never

    • Strider73

      The other elephant is that the Mexican government is actively encouraging the dark-skinned mestizos (mixed blood) and indios (descendants of the Aztecs and other native tribes) to invade the US, leaving Mexico to the lighter-skinned descendants of the Spanish conquistadores. The parallel — if one can imagine it — would be the US government persuading the Indians to sneak into Canada.

      • AndrewInterrupted

        Now that is an interesting nuance.

  • sbuffalonative

    Well, Republicans can’t say they weren’t warned. It’s not everyday the ‘progressive’ left exposes their plans.

    The way to handle this is simple. When they disrupt a meeting, let them speak. Then turn to the other people in the group and ask them, ‘is this they kind of people you want as your neighbors? Are these the people who share your views?’ Stuff like that.

    Shame them in public and let your real bass see them as they are. They won’t need to be told how to react to such obnoxious creeps.

  • MBlanc46

    I just hope that when they demonstrate, some of us will be there counter-demonstrating. That’s the only way we’re going to make our voices heard.

  • Talltrees

    We need a repeat of this.

    • AndrewInterrupted

      Yes, we don’t do warfare against stateless enemies very well.
      But, we’re willing to learn.
      They don’t line up like duckies in a row like they used to.

  • http://bloggergonewild.com/ Buddy McGarr

    This tactic will probably work. Republicans have no back bone, with the exception of, two Steve King and Jeff Sessions.

    • AndrewInterrupted

      Is that a pic of Sledgehammer? That comedy was underrated.

      • KevinPhillipsBong

        No, that’s Mr. White from Reservoir Dogs.

      • http://bloggergonewild.com/ Buddy McGarr

        No, if you are referring to my profile pic. It’s Mr. White from Reservoir Dogs.

  • TXCriollo

    Good luck, in Texas we have had it with illegals. Were are fightin back and they know it. Lets go la raza this descendant of the conquistadors has had it

  • IstvanIN

    We need the invaders to become loud, aggressive and especially violent to show the American public that we are, indeed, being invaded and that if we do not stop the invasion this is how they will act all the time once they gain numerical superiority. I wish they would get so bad that the press (which will portray them as victims) would become completely unbelievable.

  • itdoesnotmatter

    Last night, the Military Channel aired on “Inside the FBI,” a program portraying illegal activities along both borders, North and South.
    The squalid, criminal mess that is Mexico defies description in human terms.
    Both Mexican and U.S.A. border crews are discovering barrels of “stewed” bodies.
    Not a few, but hundreds, my civilized, Euro friends.
    The Mexican govt allegedly arrested the man affectionately known as “stew maker.” Hired by the Mexican Mafia, he makes a toxic mess of boiled [alive] in oil human remains which he decants into barrels and seals. Mexico asked for the FBI’s help.
    And the White House muzzie in chief wants us to open our border to these animals?
    Ah so, coming soon to a neighborhood near you, but not his.

  • http://leftistconservative.blogspot.com/ Leftist_Conservative

    what about the arrogant american elite that manipulate america in order to facilitate mass immigration?
    Don’t they deserve your hate, too? And I am not just talking about politicians. The entire govt and academia and media and the management of every single major american institution and industry are behind this immigration treason.

  • Alexandra1973

    Notice that “Keeping Families Together” poster behind her.

    They can stay together in Mexico or wherever they came from.

    • AndrewInterrupted

      That’s a variation on the Distract & Redirect theme the Left uses so well.
      It isn’t that the parents are here illegally, it’s that their kids hadn’t kept up.

      Or better, the anchor baby, who never should have plopped out on U.S. soil in the first place, needs parents with citizenship, too.

  • scutum

    To Jay11: I have been telling people for several years now that the United States will soon meet the same fate as the old Soviet Union. It will break apart and evolve into a number of different smaller states based on etnicity, language, and race. The elites also see this coming, that’s why they are turning our police into paramilitaryorganizations and mandating that out military train quell civil disorders hereat home. I guess our elites are unfamiliar with the old nursery rhyme about humpty dumpty.

    • http://countenance.wordpress.com/ Question Diversity

      Empires always tend to fail, countries that are based on ideological cults always fall apart. An empire built on an ideological cult is just plain untenable.

      The USSR learned it, and we will eventually learn it.

  • http://www.amren.com/ Michael Christopher Scott

    Go ahead and “punish” us. See what happens.