Well the gloves are finally off, and the Death Star of the illegal alien amnesty movement is coming after America’s most potent symbol against illegal immigration: Sheriff Joe Arpaio.
National Council of La Raza President Janet Murguia, in a press conference in Phoenix, called the Maricopa County lawman “America’s worst sheriff” and called on Arpaio to resign from office, claiming “discrimination against Latinos”.
This marks the first time that La Raza has come against Sheriff Arpaio directly. After the passage of S.B. 1070, NCLR and the SEIU paid to bus in protesters from Los Angeles to Phoenix to protest outside Sheriff Joe’s office. And the La Raza affiliate, Chicanos por la Causa was the primary plaintiff against Arizona’s employer sanctions that the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in favor of last year, and which Sheriff Joe routinely uses to crack down on businesses who hire illegal aliens.
But never before have top officials gone directly after Joe. La Raza is one of the most politically-connected groups in America – receiving more than $11 million in Federal grants last year alone. So for the President of NCLR herself to come to Phoenix to demand Sheriff Joe’s resignation – and call on her allies to unite to defeat him – is a clear signal that powerful left-wing groups will be coming after Arpaio this election like never before.
In fact, on one blog from MoveOn.org – the George Soros-funded radical group that supports blanket amnesty for illegals – it was boasted that Soros groups are prepared to spend up to $10 million to defeat Arpaio – ten times more than the Sheriff himself has raised in the last entire year.
NCLR routinely throws the R-word (“racist”) around, mostly against states and cities which try and pass common sense laws to combat illegal immigration to protect jobs, decrease crime and prevent their schools, hospitals and social services from going bankrupt.
But is it rich for a group whose very name “La Raza” means “The race” – to accuse others of racism. Could you imagine if the government were giving millions of dollars to a group called “The National Council of the White Race”?
In addition, La Raza counts the radical Hispanic hate group MeCHA (more on them) as an affiliate and helps fund the organization. MeCHA’s core principal is that American “stole” the entire American Southwest from Mexico, and that this mythical land of “Aztlan” must be “liberated”, or “re-conquered” (reconsquista). Their slogan is “Por La Raza todo, Fuera de La Raza nada,” meaning “For the Race everything, outside the Race nothing.” How is that not “racist”?
La Raza was also behind the funding – again, with your tax dollars – of dozens of special charter schools for Latinos, and “La Raza Studies” program across America. One such program was the notorious “Ethnic Studies” program in Tucson, where students were taught that white American settlers in Texas and the Southwest were bloodthirsty butchers who stole Mexican land, and that “Aztlan” should be returned to Mexico and Americans pushed out. The hateful, anti-American program was forced out by Arizona’s ethnic studies ban.
La Raza is coming after Joe, and they are joined at the hip with the Obama Administration at the highest levels. Cecila Munoz, NCLR’s former chief lobbyist, is now Obama’s Domestic Policy Adviser. Hilda Solis, the Labor Secretary, is a former NLCR member who demands “civil rights” for illegal aliens in the workplace. And Thomas Perez, the Department of Justice Civil Rights Division chief – is a former President of CASA de Maryland, the Soros and government-funded La Raza offshoot in Maryland that fights for the “rights” of illegal aliens and against immigration laws like SB1070. Perez also came to Phoenix just one month earlier, to accuse Sheriff Joe of “racial profiling” and has threatened to file suit.
So Sheriff Joe is facing the gauntlet now as this pivotal election draws near. But if Arpaio is cowed by all these threats, he certainly doesn’t show it. Arpaio said he was amused by La Raza’s demand to resign, and said: “I report to the people of Maricopa County,” Arpaio said, “and I intend to continue enforcing the immigration laws of the state of Arizona as long as I hold this office.” Way to go, Joe!