California Org. Focused on Curbing Population Growth Under Scrutiny for Anti-Immigrant Stance

Adrian Carrasquillo, NBC Latino, March 23, 2013

The nonprofit Californians for Population Stabilization (CAPS) is under scrutiny for comments made by a member of the organization who said the DREAM Act is dangerous because children of “illegal aliens” may be communists or drug smugglers and because of ads against proposed parts of immigration reform like legalization or a path to citizenship for undocumented immigrants, a dicey area to wade into for a nonprofit.

The organization is dedicated to “preserving California’s future through the stabilization of [the] state’s human population focusing on the “overpopulation and the environmental impacts of ‘too many people’ throughout the world.” This mission statement has led them to take on the issue of illegal immigration.

Marilyn Deyoung, chairman of the board for CAPS, was interviewed by Cuentame, a Latino social media advocacy organization, which posted the video on Youtube.

“A baby can join a gang and then commit a crime, a baby can drop out of school and become a criminal, a baby grows up,” she said about immigrants. “The DREAM act is dangerous, children of illegal aliens who were brought here under this stupid birthright citizenship visa.  They’re not getting into the depth of whether they’re communist or whether they’re drug smugglers or had felonies or had been in prison or anything. They know how to game our benefits — they’re on food stamps, they go to the hospital, get free education, free medical care.”


Jo Wideman, executive director of CAPS, told NBC Latino Deyoung’s comments do not reflect those of the organization and that she is no longer a spokesperson for them.

“Her views expressed in that video are not views of the organization,” Wideman says. “Her comments were unfortunate, the video absolutely does not express the views of our organization.”


Wideman said that the organization has a new website going up in a month that will more generally go back to their roots focused on the impact of population on the environment. “There are too many people in the United States. If amnesty is enacted, millions more people will be able to come,” she says, adding that it will affect the poorest of the poor in the country.

The National Council of La Raza said CAPS can say their concern is the environment, but that it is actually an anti-immigrant group.


CAPS released a video this week taking on John McCain for his work on the bipartisan “Gang of 8″ Senators working on immigration reform.


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  • I’m so surprised that a group that wants no population growth would be opposed to immigration.

  • DelmarJackson

    God Bless CAPS!

    The USA has 3 immigration options
    1. Continue to increase legal immigration while ignoring the desire of the majority of population to reduce it.
    2. To continue to refuse to enforce immigration laws that would cut off jobs and benefits thus striking at the heart of the illegal immigration problem and call for endless amnesties.
    3. To continue to let those that profit from immigration pass on all social, economic and environmental costs to our communities while smearing all who oppose as racist nativists.

    There is a fourth option which president Eisenhower tried which was enforcing immigration laws, but it had the undesired effect of making 3 million illegals self deport.

    Join numbersusa
    read vdare every day
    and throw the weasels in Washington out.

    • The__Bobster

      And remember to sent out your faxes and make your angry phone calls to the traitorous Congresscritters.

  • So CAL Snowman

    “The National Council of La Raza said CAPS can say their concern is the environment, but that it is actually an anti-immigrant group.”

    And what pray tell is wrong with an anti-immigrant group? Is La Raza advocating the immigration of various non hispanic peoples into mexico? If not why?

    • The__Bobster

      Mexico doesn’t even want the Hispanic ones.

      American politicians in both parties are stampeding all over themselves to pander to Mexico and adopt mass illegal alien amnesty schemes. But while the Mexican government lobbies for more “humane” treatment of illegal border crossers from their country into ours, Mexico remains notoriously restrictionist toward “undesirable” foreigners who break their laws or threaten their security.

      Despite widely touted immigration “reforms” adopted in 2011, Mexico still puts Mexico first—as any country that is serious about protecting its sovereignty should and would.

      Article 33 of Mexico’s constitution establishes the right of the president to detain and deport “any foreigner” and prohibits foreigners from participating “in any way” in the political affairs of the country.

      • ConcernedYoungAmerican

        What’s most interesting/telling about Mexico’s immigration laws is that they acknowledge that immigration can be curbed or halted if it “threatens the national demographic balance.”

      • mobilebay

        This hypocracy is what gets me too, Bobster. Mexico has been calling the tune for the US for decades and this and previous administrations are happy to dance to it.

    • White Mom in WDC

      All whites should bum rush a city in Mexico. Wonder if we would be welcomed

    • David Ashton

      How about a National Council of Our Race?

  • Daisy

    “The National Council of La Raza said CAPS can say their concern is the environment, but that it is actually an anti-immigrant group.”

    Well, La Raza can say their concern is for hispanic people but it is actually an anti-white propaganda machine.

    • Bobby

      La Raza knows, as do all the rest of the hisipanic “power groups”, that demographics is destiny.” The question, so long in wait to be aswered is, Will European-Americans ever realize that demographics is destiny”. Or will the continue to be stupidly lightheated and continue to lose influence in the very nation their ancestors spilled blood sweat and tears for? Because, my God, it’s not like La Raza, or any of the other ethnic “power groups” are trying to hide anything—they’re right in YOUR FACE, about their intentions,aren’t they?

      • White Mom in WDC

        Whites… Just have more babies. Just do it. Then cash out of everything. Eclipse your assets. Then get on the net of social services. Play the system like these beaners do. Maybe you gave to forego a vacation., so what.

        • Luca

          Why stoop to their level? We have more class and civility than to destroy societies, we build them. We need to correct this the proper way. All cancers should be cut out and discarded before they kill the entire body. You’re suggesting we join the cancer.

          • White Mom in WDC

            We are in a war. All is fair in love and war. You fight fire with fire. White people add too nice and it is time to stop being nice. You paid into the safety net, why not use it?

          • Daisy

            What is your notion of the proper way?

          • Luca

            Secured borders, clarify the 14th amendment as intended, more deportation and more incarceration while outsourcing our hard core felons to third-world prisons. It’s a start.

          • brengunn

            outsourcing our hard core felons to third-world prisons.

            Very interesting idea. Never going to happen but interesting all the same.

            Thinking about it though, it may not have any eugenic effect on the population as any criminal being shipped out would likely be a lifer and therefore have no more chances to procreate.

            Still, I wouldn’t mind seeing it done at least as a trial, just to see how a first world brother would do if he was shipped back to the jungle. If it was a reality TV show, I’d watch it.

      • Non Humans

        The typo in your first line “hisipanic” sums up pretty well the reaction that minorities have to the truth when it is spoken.

        • Bobby

          I do apologize for all the typos. This particular subject gets me so ticked off that I tend to get too excited about it, and make errors, I shamelessly admit.

    • George White

      Yes, they ARE an anti-white hate machine. They should be shut down.

  • SargeInCharge

    Being against racism is the most holy of all tenets of the Liberal religion.  All other Liberal tenets must take a back seat to preventing racism.  Since even the most reasonable steps to curb immigration, even illegal immigration, hamper what is disproportionately non-white immigration, any immigration reduction is deemed racist in the Liberal’s eyes.

    Liberals rail against overpopulations effect on the environment, yet they encourage overpopulation in California despite it’s effect to California’s environment.

    Liberals rail against the effect of littering on the environment, yet California’s Mexican immigrants litter like no tomorrow.

    Liberals rail against more cars on the road because they pollute the air, yet more Mexicans means more cars, and usually jalopies with bad emissions.

    Liberals rally for gay rights, yet a higher percentage of minorities coming into California have anti-gay views than do the white Californians.

    Liberals are for mom-and-pop stores over corporations, but whites are more likely that minorities to both open and shop at such stores.  Whereas minorities shop more at Walmart, Costco, etc.

    Liberals will throw all their principles out the window if those principle come up against a position that may somehow may make them look racist if they support it.  That’s their biggest fear.

    • Milton Keeney

      You said a mouthful there sarge….all observable truth.

    • The__Bobster

      What should a reader think about a newspaper which publishes a reprint of an article but omits a vital detail, one revealing that a national environmental organization has been fundamentally corrupted by money?

      How ethical is it that the San Francisco Chronicle left out the fact that the $100 million donation of David Gelbaum to the Sierra Club came on the condition that there be no mention of immigration as a negative environmental influence? Los Angeles Times, Oct 27, The Man Behind the Land”] As the original article revealed…

      But [Gelbaum] said Pope long had known where he stood on the contentious issue. “I did tell Carl Pope in 1994 or 1995 that if they ever came out anti-immigration, they would never get a dollar from me.”

      • Daisy

        Jewish ‘benevolence’ in action.

    • Luca

      Regarding your comments about littering, it always amazed me how the Sierra Club or National Geographic was not on the border showing how the immigrants are trashing the environment and with discarded backpacks, diapers, food wrappers, water bottles and other paraphernalia. Here in California they set up shop in our National Parks to grow marijuana and whenever you see a bust on TV you can tell it’s Mexicans by the large amounts of litter they leave around their camps. Nary a word from these two liberal bastions which is why I will have nothing to do with either one of them. For Liberals it is the “Agenda” above all else.

      • Why don’t libs denounce Hispanic gangs fouling National Parks by turning them into cannabis farms?

        Easy: Libs love to smoke weed.

    • George White

      Liberals are brainless no logic fools.

  • wattylersrevolt

    Here is the problem with organizations such as CAPS:it opposes immigration on race-neutral grounds..while La Raza supports amnesty on explictly racial grounds..I mean in-your-face 24 hours a day. LaRaza’s open and public intent is to reduce Native Born White Americans to a very small racial minority. CAPS has allowed La Raza to define the terms of the debate..and as a consequence, CAPS must always try and demonstrate that they are not LaRaza..The Race!!!! LaRaza wins everytime as a consequence. Ask LaRaza if they would like to see Native Born White American fertilty to sky rocket to a level that no matter how much hispanic immigration,hispanics remain a racial minority. Yeah, We all know how La Raza will respond.

    Liberal goody goody tooshoes immigration reform organizations are worthless. They are unprepared for the upcomming battle. I am not the least bit interested in saving endangered species so future generations of hispanics and sihks in American can experience our wildlife.
    Pass amnesty. It will take the passage of amnesty to wake up millions of Native Born White Americans.

    • George White

      No…if this amnesty passes…America will die. We can’t allow amnesty to pass.

  • Bobby

    Again, the democrat, liberals, leftists, communists, progressives, whatever name they are using at the moment isn’t important. What is important, is that sane, rational people, understand what groups that comprise the democrat party, and how to recognize the programs they are going to push, AND THEN GET RID, OR VOTE OUT, EVERY SINGLE COUNCILMAN/WOMEN, COUNTY, OR STATE POLITICIAN RECOGNIZED AS BEING ONE. Do this, or wind up like California. It’s will be inevitable.i

  • bigone4u

    A woman tells a truth that the Cultural Marxists do not want spoken aloud, and so she is removed as spokesperson for CAPS. On the CAPS Board of Directors page, Ms. Deyoung is missing now. She has been talking against illegal immigration for years. Sample: “Amnesty legislation serves political interests, not the national interest. It’s passage would perpetuate and exacerbate our current population growth (already at 1.5% a year) and economic crises problems.”
    Why was she fired this time? She got explicitly into Hispanic cultural values–like muzzie cultural values, the new third rail of American life. She told the truth about a race of mental midgets who rape, steal, form gangs, commit incest and pedophilia, and murder–while collecting welfare benefits. Can’t let anybody know the truth, can we?
    Below shows links to some of her many anti-immigrant statements for CAPS.

  • The__Bobster

    Jo Wideman, executive director of CAPS, told NBC Latino Deyoung’s comments do not reflect those of the organization and that she is no longer a spokesperson for them.

    “Her views expressed in that video are not views of the organization,” Wideman says. “Her comments were unfortunate, the video absolutely does not express the views of our organization.”

    Jo is just one of many spineless leaders who are afraid to tell the truth, so they back down and grovel.

    Marilyn Deyoung, OTOH, was stupid for even talking to the enemy. No good can come from that. She was even dumber to expect support from her high-ups.

  • RHG

    Of course Mexicans in American and hispanic supremacist groups like La Raza don’t want to hear anything about “population control” because that would thwart their reconquista plans. Their aim is to simply overwhelm through shear numbers.

  • It’s not simply a matter of sheer numbers coming into this country. As a group, mestizos do not care as much about the environment as whites do – and they vote. Thus an increasingly mestizo America is a double whammy to the environment.

  • LHathaway

    They may lose their non-profit status now that are not free of political actions? I didnt read the whole thing, Is this just an admission that only republicans want to do something about immigration? Where is Margaret on this one. Haven’t non-profits and foundations, such as Ford Foundation, among just one, haven’t the spent billions of dollars over the last few decades promoting leftist causes? Or do I have inaccurate numbers?

  • freddy_hills

    The National Council of La Raza said CAPS can say their concern is the environment, but that it is actually an anti-immigrant group.

    And the National Council of the Race is is a mestizo supremacist group.

  • Lars Larson

    America has never been a white country. It belonged to the native americans and then became a country with white, black and native american people. Thankfully the oppressive regime of whites is coming to an end. Good riddance !

    • wattylersrevolt

      Well, you are engaging in bold-face leftist lying. Since its inception as a Nation, America had an overwhelming White Majority until 40 years after the passage of the Native Born White American Annihilating 1965 Immigration Reform Act.
      Europeans did to the Ameridians what they Ameridians were doing to each other for twenty thousands years:invasion and extermination. And these days, the evidence is mounting that there was an even earlier European migration to North American that preceeded Ameridian migration to North America. So what happened to the earlier European group that arived in North America? Only possible explanation:extermination by later arriving Siberians.
      Leftists such as you and Noam Chomsky romanticize Ameridans. And this Romanticizing of the Ameridans goes hand-in hand-with both you and Chomky’s intent to harm millions of Native White Americans. Chomksy should give his home-second home-on Cape Code to a well deserving Ameridian family..and his $$$$$ in his bank account. He certaintly has taken advantage of the European Christian Settlers of North American removal of he Ameridans. There isn’t a North American Ameridian tribe in existence that didn’t exterminate an earlier arriving Ameridian Group.

  • evilsandmich

    Did someone ask The Race people then if immigration is ‘good’ for the environment?

  • The title says that CAPS in “under scrutiny,” which sounds like some sort of government inquiry, and yet the article never says that is so, unless I missed it. So then who is doing the scrutinizing, La Raza? CAPS is one of the few environmental organizations that is actually trying to do something about the incoming human-flesh tsunami. But as others here have noted, this shows why whites always lose, lose, lose. White environmentalists, even the small percentage who are willing to take a stand against massive legal and illegal in-migration, invariably put themselves in the absurd position of trying to convince some group–like one calling itself The Race!–that they are colorblind. Obviously it wouldn’t matter if such an environmental group were lead by Mother Nature herself, if it connects environmental damage to overpopulation and then to mass legal and illegal in-migration–and how can any sane person not?–they will be called “anti-immigrant” and “racist.” You have to wonder if the original white Solutrean people in North America were wiped out by the Amerindians because they always put fairness above all else. Over and over they must have tried to apologize and patiently explain themselves. Well, they still exist. It is just that they currently reside thousands of years worth of sedimentary layers below ground.

  • Bobby

    Wideman is an A–HO– Just another chicken sh-t whos timbers shiver everytime he gets questioned, probably aggressively by some Mexican Power organization. like LA RAZA and company. He’s the kind that ties his associates hands behind their backs and then acts as if the organization is doing something. He’s either a coward or a phony.