Cecilia Munoz of the National Council of La Raza, appointed by President-Elect Obama to be Director of Intergovernmental Affairs, believes the estimated 12-20 million illegal immigrants in the U.S. should be provided citizenship, and, she promotes open borders.
Munoz will oversee the White House office responsible for relations between the administration and state and local governments.
She has indicated those who oppose amnesty are motivated by hate.
Americans who advocate enforcing immigration laws and controlling our borders as national security issues are alarmed by the Munoz nomination to be on the White House staff.
“Cecilia Munoz has been a longtime advocate for immigration policies, giving preferences to people based on their ethnic origin. She has also been at the forefront of the effort to discredit and to silence those groups that oppose amnesty and that want to set reasonable limits on immigration,” according to Ira Mehlman of FAIR, the Federation for American Immigration Reform. “She is the one who claimed after the defeat of the 2007 amnesty bill that it was the result of a wave of hate spreading across the country, and she really initiated this very vicious campaign to try to get FAIR and other organizations barred, basically, from the media.”
For the record, La Raza has advocated a radical agenda, including support for and affiliation with MECHa, an organization that excludes all non-Latinos and insists various U.S. states be turned over them for the establishment of a separate nation.
“MEChA and the La Raza movement teach that Colorado, California, Arizona, Texas, Utah, New Mexico, Oregon and parts of Washington State make up an area known as “Aztlan” — a fictional ancestral homeland of the Aztecs before Europeans arrived in North America. As such, it belongs to the followers of MEChA. These are all areas America should surrender to La Raza once enough immigrants, legal or illegal, enter to claim a majority, as in Los Angeles. The current borders of the United States will simply be extinguished. This plan is what is referred to as the “Reconquista” or reconquest, of the Western U.S.”
From MECHa founding principles:
“In the spirit of a new people that is conscious not only of its proud historical heritage but also of the brutal gringo invasion of our territories, we, the Chicano inhabitants and civilizers of the northern land of Aztlan from whence came our forefathers, reclaiming the land of their birth and consecrating the determination of our people of the sun, declare that the call of our blood is our power, our responsibility, and our inevitable destiny. … Aztlan belongs to those who plant the seeds, water the fields, and gather the crops and not to the foreign Europeans. … We are a bronze people with a bronze culture. Before the world, before all of North America, before all our brothers in the bronze continent, we are a nation, we are a union of free pueblos, we are Aztlan. For La Raza todo. Fuera de La Raza nada: For The Race everything. Outside The Race, nothing.”
From the same Human Events article:
“To most of the mainstream media, most members of Congress, and even many of their own members, the National Council of La Raza is no more than a Hispanic Rotary Club.
But the National Council of La Raza succeeded in raking in over $15.2 million in federal grants last year alone, of which $7.9 million was in U.S. Department of Education grants for Charter Schools, and undisclosed amounts were for get-out-the-vote efforts supporting La Raza political positions.
The Council of La Raza succeeded in having itself added to congressional hearings by Republican House and Senate leaders. And an anonymous senator even gave the Council of La Raza an extra $4 million in earmarked taxpayer money, supposedly for “housing reform,” while La Raza continues to lobby the Senate for virtual open borders and amnesty for illegal aliens. ”
La Raza Corporate sponsors include:
The Allstate Corporation
Bank of America
The Coca-Cola Company
Ford Motor Company
General Motors Corporation
The PMI Group, Inc.
State Farm Insurance Companies
Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.
Again, Americans become useful idiots, assisting in the destruction of their own country, funded by tax dollars, with the willing assistance of politicians in Washington. No doubt Munoz and Obama will accelerate the process.