Past Features

September 18, 2017

Conquest of Aztlan Complete?

Calif. Gov. Davis and Mexican President Zedillo, KTLA TV, Channel 5, Los Angeles, News Report, May 19, 1999.
LA Times -- September 18, 2017  
As long as Trump is president, California lawmakers will keep building a wall against his policies
    California state legislators ended their annual session the way they began it --- building a wall to protect undocumented immigrants from President Trump.
    Not an iron wall, as Trump promised to erect along the U.S.-Mexico border, but a legal barrier to prevent local police and sheriffs from teaming with the president's agents to enforce federal immigration law. [...]
    And the dominant theme from start to finish was “thwart Trump,” especially in his threat to deport immigrants in the U.S. illegally.
    “Federal immigration law is the exclusive province of the federal government,” Senate leader Kevin de León (D-Los Angeles) said during the floor debate over his so-called sanctuary-state bill, SB 54. “But what we can do is make sure [California law enforcement] is not an extension of Trump” and his deportation agents. [...]
    The “sanctuary state” bill --- a tag Brown and De León hate --- was one of several the Legislature passed to help immigrants living here illegally.
    It provided $45 million for legal services, plus an additional $20 million specifically for the “Dreamers” who were brought into the country illegally as children. Lawmakers also kicked in an extra $10 million in financial aid for undocumented college students.
    The Legislature passed a bill to protect immigrants at work. Employers couldn't allow federal agents on business property without a judicial warrant. And workers would have to be notified 72 hours before their employee records were inspected by the feds.
    None of this should surprise anyone who looks at the Legislature's makeup. The leaders of both houses are Latino.
    De León, raised by an undocumented housekeeper, was an immigrant rights organizer before he was a politician. He jumped into politics because the 1993 Legislature cut off driver's licenses for people here illegally. (The licenses were restored two decades later.)
    In 1994, De León helped organize a big downtown L.A. march to protest Proposition 187, which sought to deny public services, including education, to immigrants here illegally. It passed overwhelmingly but was ruled unconstitutional.

Glenn Spencer -- September 18, 2017
California --- Stolen from America - by Mexico
    
Zedillo Key to End of Prop. 187, Villaraigosa Says
 L.A. Times -- August 4, 1999
California Assembly Speaker Antonio Villaraigosa thanked President Ernesto Zedillo here Tuesday for helping defuse Proposition 187, saying the Mexican leader played a key role in scuttling the controversial state measure that denied benefits to illegal immigrants. "As leader of the state Assembly, I say President Zedillo had great impact in defeating Proposition 187," Villaraigosa told a news conference after he and a state delegation met the Mexican chief executive.
    What could be more plain? The people of California voted to stop the Mexican invasion, and the president of Mexico, along with the Governor of California, stopped them.
    The Los Angeles Times, a co-conspirator with the Mexican government, keeps telling it readers that Proposition 187 was ruled unconstitutional by the courts. It was, but the story doesn't end there.
    It was the job of the governor of California to defend in court the vote of its citizens to pass 187 --- “overwhelmingly” as the Times says. But that didn't happen. Instead, Governor Gray Davis threw 187 into a sham mediation [see CNN item]
    If you want a real education as to what Proposition 187 was designed to accomplish - and how and why it was killed --- read the transcript of my December 10, 1999, radio show: American Patrol Report.
    A more compressed version can be found here: "The Big 187 Spin --- A Brief History of California's Proposition 187."
    The objective observer would have to agree that California was stolen from America by Mexico.

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