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Saturday, May 06, 2006

"The Battle for San Bernardino"

Folks,

We've seen it in the polls, we've heard about Georgia, we've heard about Sheriff Arpaio in Arizona, we've heard about the Minutemen, and now somebody in San Bernadino (yes, the one in California!) has finally been pushed too far and is losing patience!

Maybe, just maybe, we see the beginning of the dreaded "backlash" to all those illegal aliens who have no business being here clogging up our streets, waving flags from foreign nations, carrying posters from anti-American organizations, shouting threats, and topping it all off by throwing the "show" American flags they tried to use to disarm viewers on television in trash cans after the "marches."

Here's some good news, for a change, from our friends at La Voz de Aztlan, unedited in any way except for the emphases, which are mine, all mine!

The Battle for San Bernardino
By Virtual Chicano
5MAY06

Anti-immigrant racists have forced a vote by the San Bernardino city council which would make renting to the undocumented a crime and slap a $1,000.00 fine on landlords, who rent to the undocumented, allow the police to impound vehicles that have an undocumented passenger as well as driver, ban day labor centers, force city business to be conducted in English only and deny permits, contracts and grants to businesses that hire undocumented workers.


This is perhaps the most vicious and mean spirited anti-immigrant proposal that any American city has ever had to deal with in modern times. The City of San Bernardino now has until the 17th of this month to vote on the measure, without amendments, but if they reject it, however, it will go before the voters. National Alliance for Human Rights founder and UC Riverside college professor, Dr. Armando Navarro said "San Bernardino is going to become critical; this could spread." Calling it a racist directive at the immigrant community , Dr. Navarro has been at the forefront of immigrant rights movements in California.

So far, three of the seven city council members have said they will support the proposal while the city attorney James F. Penman certain provisions could be successfully challenged in court. Mayor Patrick J. Morris said he would not take a position pending an economic analysis. No doubt the mayor understands the purchasing power of 100,000 Latino residents.

But do the voters? These are the same voters who elected Judith Valles, a Latina, to two terms as mayor immediately preceding Mayor Morris. Should the city council reject the proposal, the voters will then have the opportunity to decide the outcome within 135 days.

This initiative is divisive and racist in nature, said Dr. Navarro, We are going to mobilize and do everything we can to defeat it. http://www.chicanoforums.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=6069------------------------------------------------------------Related
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3 Comments:

  • At Sun May 07, 03:44:00 AM PDT, Blogger Eleanor © said…

    Cubed - Thanks for keeping track of this blatantly racist group.

    One only hopes that the citizens of San Bernadino will not allow Atzlan to be the only voices heard and that the City Council members will be pressured to not pass this resolution. I admire them; they very brave.

     
  • At Sun May 07, 07:05:00 AM PDT, Blogger Cubed © said…

    They sure are brave. I can just imagine all the hateful stuff that's being thrown at them right about now.

    It's way past just illegal aliens crossing our borders now; we MUST become more vigilant about the growing connection between Iran, Hezbollah, South America, and the Hispanic gangs.

    Now THAT'S scary!

     
  • At Sun May 07, 06:52:00 PM PDT, Blogger Always On Watch said…

    San Bernardino? Who'd have thunk it?

    I like the measures in this one, but I doubt the laws will be enacted. However, hope springs eternal.

     

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