Undocumented Immigrants Confront Author of Strict Immigration Laws

Miranda Leitsinger, NBC News (Birmingham), August 17, 2012

Protesters opposed to strict state-level immigration laws confronted one of the key writers of such legislation as he testified at a U.S. Department of Justice civil rights hearing here on Friday.

Holding up small banners with the words “undocumented” on them, four self-proclaimed undocumented immigrants stood up one at a time to denounce the laws, interrupting the testimony being given by Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach, who helped author the measures in Alabama and Arizona.


But the session was interrupted by protests.

“I have received a lot of discrimination. I am Maria Huerta, undocumented and without fear. I have no fear! You have to respect our rights. They are civil rights,” the 65-year-old woman, originally from Mexico, cried out just before throwing the hearing agenda on the floor. “I leave it there. Keep it. You don’t know how to respect human suffering.”

Huerta is among a group of undocumented immigrants traveling across the country in a caravan to highlight their situation and those of others still living in the shadows. Before landing in Alabama, the ragtag caravan made stops in Colorado, New Mexico, Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi and Tennessee. Their ultimate goal is the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, N.C., where they intend to press their concerns.

Moments before Huerta spoke, another group of five women stood up and turned their backs on the commission as Kobach began his testimony. They wore shirts that spelled out “stop hate.”

Emotions ran high later when protesters called Kobach, a “liar,” with Mayra Rangle, 32, telling commissioners: “It’s a shame you invited him and him,” as she pointed to those invited to speak.


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  • These people will push and push and push, and if you give an inch they will take a mile.

    There will eventually be a real fight over this, and that will happen as inflation kicks in and the economy slumps. When people get hungry, things will get ugly.

    • I sure hope you are right MW, because as of now, nothing is being done except pandering to these parasites by our spineless government. There needs to be a “real fight” with these hostile invaders squatting in our country, creating mayhem wherever they go. Enough is enough!

      • Formerly_Known_as_Whiteplight

         I saved an article from the Phoenix Civil Rights Examiner dated August 27,2011 wherein Neustros Reconquistos President Manuel Longoria said “La Raza and MEChA have already talked to Latinos and PHoenix and explained taht Latinos need to arm themselves for war.”

        From the same article, Cecilia Maldonado of Chicanos Unidos Arizona said that she isn’t hoping for any war, but believes that it MAY BE UNAVOIDABLE.  “For generations, our people have prepared us to take back the lands of the Southwest that were stolen from our Mexican ancestors.  Because of the bad economy and many racist laws, Latinos will be forced to fight sooner than later.”

        I also collected up a document regarding the 1915 Mexican Plan for the Genocide of White Males and the Takeover of the Southwest.  I will not write its particulars out here, but it was basically a plan hatched during the Mexican Revolution.  Supporters of Venustiano Carranza drafted a plan in San Diego, Texas that called for a revolution in Texas wherein the Mexican populations, aided by a Mexican force would rise up, seize white citizens and property, execute all white males over 16.  It was expected that the momentum for continue into New Mexico, Arizona and California until all whites were either dead of enslaved and all land secured for the “new” Mexican state.  A leader, Basillo Ramos was arrested and a copy of the plan was found with him.  Texas Rangers began to have confrontations with what turned out to be guerrilla raids, and soon it was seen that they didn’t have the resources to launch a full scale invasion.  But the effect of this was increased segregation and disenfranchisement of Mexicans in Texas.

        It’s a little known and NEVER referred to historic event that goes a long ways toward illustrating the hate and vehemence against whites in general, but also reasonable evidence that our federal government should not be supporting La Raza, MEChA, or even allowing them to exist inside the U.S. as they are an admitted, active, subversive force with this history supporting as to their intentions.

        I’ve heard these same organizations claim that once they get the majority, the purging of whites will begin.  

        • 1gravity

           Kaiser Wilhelm’s foreign minister, Zimmerman, sent a coded telegram offering Germany’s assistance to Mexico, in recovering the American Southwest. just a few months before the US declared war on the Central Powers in April, 1917.  The British decoded the telegram, and passed it on to the US.  In every recounting of this incident I have read to date, Zimmerman has been critiqued as anything from extremely unwise to delusional.  Never has the San Diego Plan been mentioned in these histories.  Now I understand Zimmerman’s reasoning.  Imperial Germany was desperate; the Czar was still in power; and the US was about to come in on the Allied side.  Thank you, Formerly, for this information.

          • Formerly_Known_as_Whiteplight

            Interesting isn’t it?  I too am a student of history and read a number of books on WW1 and the buildup.  The Zimmerman Telegram is always held out, but various subplots including The San Diego Plan and its results seem never to enter in.  One can only guess why, but I suspect it’s highly racial nature made it seem the work of a few radicals and incredulous to the U.S. Government. Plus, our government still hoped to carry on normal diplomatic relations with Mexico. 

            Later, the memory apparently became un-PC even before the idea of PC came about.  Some may recall the film, “Giant.”  It’s a famous film about the oil development in Texas, a sort of prelude to the later television series like “Dallas,” a could decades later.  It’s famous for featuring Liz Taylor, James Dean, and Dennis Hopper as well as Rock Hudson and others.  In it, Dennis Hopper’s character falls in love with a Mexican girl and marries her – has a baby.  The family stops in at a diner and the owner, a man whose father likely fought in those skirmishes in 1915 orders the Mexicans out of his establishment.  Rock Hudson beats up the owner because of his bigotry, all while the jukebox blares, “The Yellow Rose of Texas.”

            Amazing how soon we forget, isn’t it; and how no one else ever does seem to forget, but “us?”

  • Church_of_Jed

    Translation: America’s White taxpayers owe global Diversity whatever is demanded, i.e., Civil Rights and Free Everything, because ‘the Others” are victims of White privilege, racism, colonialism, and imperialism.

  • This brazen, in your face, hostile attitude is the direct result of not enforcing our immigration laws; as well as the incessant pandering to these criminal invaders. Allowing third world illegals to break our laws with abandon is a very dangerous precedent to be setting.

  • Point of debate, mexicans…You do not have and are not entitled to civil rights, only citizens get those.  You are entitled to human rights…a trip on a broken down freighter 1000 miles south of the boarder (not a 747 to just across the boarder).  Your suffering is not the responsibility of the US taxpaying citizen.  Want it better…go back to your 3rd world $**thole and vote out or throw out your corrupt government then start creating prosperity!

    • Formerly_Known_as_Whiteplight

       But we can’t even do that here.

    • MarcusTrajanus

       I can’t believe how many of these people seem unable to grasp that simple concept: Civil rights are for citizens.

  • The__Bobster

    Holding up small banners with the words “undocumented” on them, four self-proclaimed undocumented immigrants stood up one at a time to denounce the laws, interrupting the testimony being given by Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach, who helped author the measures in Alabama and Arizona.

    Since the invaders identified themselves, ICE should’ve arrested them right on the spot. But nooooooo, ICE is too busy going after perverts.

  • The insane, mental gymnastics that liberals must perform in order to justify and defend criminal invaders is really quite astonishing. Liberalism truly is a mental disorder.

  • These la racists know nothing but “hate.” They do not care who hates them, as they simply use that word in order to further their invasion and lawlessness. These people are the biggest lying con artists this side of the Rio Grande. They come from a lawless corrupted society, where lying and cheating is a way of life. This is who these people are.

  • MarcusTrajanus

     “I have received a lot of discrimination. I am Maria Huerta,
    undocumented and without fear.” 

    Of course she has no fear, she knows the establishment (government, media, business, etc.) is on her side. 
    “I have no fear! You have to respect our
    rights. They are civil rights,”
     You only have civil rights is Mexico, the country you are a citizen of. You do not have any civil rights in a country you chose to enter illegally, showing complete contempt to its laws. What gives you the right to violate a country’s already lax immigration procedures and just invite yourself to enter it as you please? What gives you the right to cut ahead of the line and demand rights others have spend years earning?