National Mexican American Voter Group Blasts DREAM Activist / NIYA; Cites them as an example for Republicans to fix broken immigration system

POSTED ON
November 05

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Election Day — November 5, 2013,

Communications 

 

 National Mexican American Voter Group Blasts DREAM Activist / NIYA and Latino Rebels; We Support Reps. Cuellar and Gutierrez For Kicking Out Pseudo Activists From Office

 

Phoenix, AZ — Founders of DreamActivist.org via Mohammad Abdollahi and Prerna Lal have no agency or authority to speak on behalf of Mexican American voters.  Somos Independents is a national group of key swing registered independent voters led by Mexican American women.  We believe in voting on the issue — not Party politics. That said, it appears DreamActivist.org and the National Immigrant Youth Alliance (NIYA) are spreading more misinformation with regard to (TX-D) Representative Henry Cuellar and (IL-D) Representative Luis Gutierrez.  Rep. Cuellar was the first to kick out DreamActivist / NIYA pseudo immigrant activists out of his office, and we later learnt Rep. Gutierrez kicked out the same supporter last week.   We applaud the actions of Reps. Cuellar and Gutierrez. 

Shirl Mora James, Civil Rights and Immigration lawyer also co-founder of SOMOS INDEPENDENTS formerly Tequila Party states:

DreamActivist.org leaders  and their actions are similar to tea party tactics when it comes to immigration reform because both extremist groups and their actions are hindering the passage of comprehensive immigration reform that will benefit all Americans.”

 

 

Co-founders of DreamActivist via Prerna Lal and Mohammad solicit donations.  Authorities say no such thing as legal coyote work.

Co-founders of DreamActivist via Prerna Lal and Mohammad solicit donations. Authorities say no such thing as legal coyote work.

Here are the facts:   

 

1) Pseudo immigration activists wanted to kill comprehensive immigration reform and solicited thousands in the name of “legal coyote” work. 

2)  One of the lawyers via David Bennion did not discourage the DREAM 9 self deport cause and gave guidance and legal advice to  DREAM 30.  Bennion  is related to the Mitt Romney family and even went so much to say in an oped how Mormons can teach immigrants.   David Bennion who is guiding these groups led by an Iranian and Fijian immigrant has been one of Obama’s most vocal critics regarding immigration, but was not as vocal against Mitt Romney’s self-deportation views and receiving advice from Kris Kobach(who is the legal architect behind many of these anti-immigrant laws).   We believe Bennion was not objective and as vocal against Mitt Romney because of family ties.   More importantly, David Bennion supports unreasonable open border views and he should not support chasing pipeline dreams knowing full well the Republican-led House of Representatives will not stand for this. 

3)  Mohammad is quoted in news stories for wanting to bring back all 1.7 million undocumented deported immigrants.  This is unreasonable and Republicans will not stand for this. 

4)  DreamActivist/NIYA’s efforts wasted more American tax payer dollars in our already bloated detention centers with their publicity stunts. 

5) Dream 9 / DreamActivist and NIYA supporters have been working with A.N.S.W.E.R. who is listed in ADL’s top 10 anti-Israel groups and Mexican Americans have been repudiating that tie. 

6) Leaders of DreamActivist are of Iranian or Fijian descent and they do not have any agency to speak on behalf of Mexican American voters.   Mexicans make up almost 70% of the entire Latino population pie and we take issue with Mohammad and Prerna who have tried to hijack the immigration rights movement that affects millions of Mexicans. 

7)  Mohammd Abdollahi who has been much of the media face to Dream9 and Dream30 is from Michigan.  He does not live in a border state.  Prerna Lal is currently living in Washington D.C. 

 

We sought the advice of nationally syndicated radio show host and political analysit via Carlos Galindo where he encouraged following the money and motives of the above forementioned pseudo immigration activist groups. 

Below are reactions from Arizona immigration rights activists.

Angel Garcia, Arizona Immigration Rights Advocate: 

The author (Mo) insinuates that the Honorable Mr. Gutierrez is unable to understand the struggles of an undocumented Mexican immigrant simply because he is an affluent Congressman, or maybe he is implying it is because he is Puerto Rican. Either way this is a failed argument and has no logic. What makes me laugh is the author of the article is himself not of Mexican descent. I find it funny the author fails to see the irony in attacking someone for ‘exploiting’ Mexicans when the author of this article is engaging in the same behaviors. How many non-Mexicans has NIYA or DREAM ACTIVIST asked to self-deport? I can understand why the author would support self-deportation, because I have on more than one occasion seen this author post anti-American sentiments. If you hate America so much then how about you self-deport and stop making money off the backs of the people who want nothing more to be a part of the ‘American Dream.’ 

Viva Ramirez, Chicano Activist / Former Arizona Voto Latino Director:

Comments released by Dreamactivist.org today re Congressman Luis Gutierrez  amount to little more than a flailing ideological tantrum through which they demonstrate once again that they possess only a vague, elementary understanding of the way this country works.  They proceed to alienate Gutierrez (and every other voting American in earshot) by saying he couldn’t understand them, and then they say he wasn’t their Champion anyway.  

Lou Show, Founder of First Jewish Chicano Show in the Nation:

Mohammed Abdollahi is an embarrassment to the Undocumented community, advocating actions that give the community a black eye. No Right Leaning legislator (and there’s a lot of them) is going to be as convinced of the humanitarian argument to stop breaking families apart than by the economic argument of recognizing the Undocumented as a positive, tax-paying, human resource . . . so these tricks of convincing a Dreamer to leave the country and try to get back in is akin to asking someone to fall on their sword. Abdollahi is on record with the goal to prevent the passage of CIR and his organization’s actions are nothing less than irresponsible. I applaud Illinois Representative Guiterrez for distancing his office from NIYA and Community Disorganizer Mohammed Abdollahi.

Gail Mokry Shoultes, Arizona Immigration Rights Activist states:

I’m happy to learn that Rep. Luis Guiterrez has denounced the practices of DreamActivist. A man of his caliber shouldn’t fall for the amateurish stunts of people who’s agenda is to derail CIR.”

Richard Hornos, a South Carolina Immigration Rights Activist reacted and states:

I think he opened his eyes on time. I can see comments where people are surprised.”

Haime Badillo, a California Immigration rights Activist states:

I’m glad to see Rep. Gutierrez pay attention to people’s voices regarding the pseudo immigration activists.  Such good actions are reflected in a very positive way within the CIR movement.  The ideals should be focused in the good faith of the people and Justice.”

Thurman Williams, a Kansas supporter of Immigration Rights states:

It’s important that those who did the actual work to get immigration reform on the agenda more than a decade ago, reclaim it from those who would co-opt it for an agenda unrelated to the people who have lived and worked as model United States Citizens over those who advocate for predators of children to remain here.”

 

Mohammad does not have any agency to speak on behalf of the Mexican American community, and we take issue with him making a mockery out of President Obama and Democratic offices.  His agenda can be disastrous to the years of immigration reform we have all been working for.  More importantly, his leaders and cohorts have been telling reporters the Tea Party Republicans are not the real enemy to CIR efforts and we believe that is not true considering Senator Ted Cruz (Tea Party favorite) has not supported fixing the broken immigration system via the Gang of Eight CIR bill.  We also want to condemn the acts of Puerto Rican American Julio Varela, of Latino Rebels (now working with Al Jazeera) in what we perceive as his cheerleading with regard to the dastardly immigration deeds conducted by DreamActivist and NIYA when Mohammad wanted to “creatively and productively kill” CIR.     

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Somos Independents is a national group of key swing independent registered Independent voters led by Mexican-American women who support bipartisanship in our government that will help solve tough issues.  We know the immigration issue is a federal matter and we rely on our Congress to fix the broken immigration system soon with legal immigration reform.  

 

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Mexican American Latinos Target Democrats Up For Re-Election & Who Did Not Vote For DREAM Act in 2010

POSTED ON
October 25

The Mexican American Latinos are the fastest growing demographic in the Nation and certainly in the southwest. We also know both parties will want to woo the growing registered Independent and Mexican American voter(s) bloc. We are targeting both the Democrats and Republicans who will not vote for legal immigration reform in 2013, and it will begin with this Democratic list because it is smaller than the Republican list we are currently working on as we micro target high Mexican American Latino and/or Irish immigrant populated areas.

Make no mistake, this Indepenedent registered voter movement is not led by undocumented immigrants.  We are your authentic Mexican American / Chicano / Latino registered voters led by Mexican American women.

Both Parties need to understand that they cannot take advantage of our vote.  Mexican-Americans make up of almost 70% of the entire Latin population pie and we are the key swing voters.

We will be paying attention to politicians in 2014 and 2016 with regard to their actions on immigration reform.

If we cannot get a commitment from the Democratic politicians below to support legal immigration reform this year, we are going to submit a final list to the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) to reconsider giving these politicians campaign financial support.  

See our Democratic target list below that highlights the top states in our Nation with high Latin population changes and/or have a high Irish immigrant community because they want reform, too.

 

mexican american latinos target democrats who did not vote for dream act in 2010 and are seeking re election

 

 

Chicano, Mexican American voters are tired of the immigration issue.  We want it to be fixed by Congress and in a bipartisanship fashion and move on to other things but it is hard to do when Grandma and Grandpa are crying over the hurt when they see relatives who are forced into detention for working at fast food restaurants.

As a key swing independent registered voter (formerly a Republican) and a woman who served my country in the Armed Forces, I can reassure you that I will not rest on this immigration issue since we vowed we would not allow Joaquin Luna Jr.'s death to go in vain.  He was one of ours and our hearts still mourn for him.

 

Democratic House of Representatives who voted NO on DREAM:

Bobby Bright
John Barrow
Jerry F. Costello
Daniel Lipinski
Peter J. Visclosky
Brad Ellsworth
Ben Chandler
Bart Stupak
Collin C. Peterson
Travis W. Childers
Gene Taylor
Heath Shuler
Mike McIntyre
Bill Owens
Michael Arcuri
Brian Higgins
John Boccieri
Zack Space
Marcy Kaptur
Kurt Schrader
Christopher Carney
Paul E. Kanjorski
Mark Critz
Tim Holden
Kathy Dahlkemper
Jason Altmire
Jim Matheson
Nick J. Rahall II


Democrats who did not show up to vote:
Marion Berry
Steve Cohen
Ann Kirkpatrick
Adam B. Schiff

 

 

 

 

 

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Mexican American Latinos Score Deseret News 17 Mormons In US Congress on Immigration Reform

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October 25

The Mexican American Latinos are the fastest growing demographic in the Nation and certainly in the southwest. Interestingly enough the area we are growing in occupies where Mormons have built their LDS temples.   I have been receiving increasing readership and dialogue with regard to the Mormon stories I have been writing about below:

What good is a Utah Compact When Utah Makes Top 5 in Ordered Deportations?

Will the Utah Mormon House of Representatives Vote In Support of Fixing the Broken Immigration System?

David Bennion (Lawyer for Dream 30) Blames Entire Immigration Problems on Obama While Shifting Praise To Mormons

Now make no mistake, we are just as critical of the Catholic Church when a group of us protested Sheriff Joe Arpaio at the Catholic Church in Fountain Hills that ultimately prevented him and his wife from going to church (probably spare them embarrassment from a Church that preaches to "love thy neighbor").    That said, we decided to score the 17 Mormons in Congress utilizing a piece written by the Utah Deseret News.  For those of you who may not know ... Utah is essentially the mecca of Mormonism with their beautifully built Church located in Salt Lake City, and I find it odd how the Utah Compact really didn't have any traction with the Utah Mormon House of Representatives when all of them did not vote in favor of the DREAM Act in 2010.

We decided to track and score the 17 Mormons in the below diagram:

Mexican Americans score Mormon Congressmen using Deseret News story.
Mexican Americans score Mormon Congressmen using Deseret News story.

Our star Mormons serving in Congress?  Senators Harry Reid and Tom Udall.   But let me be clear, Mexican American Latino registered voters also saved Reid's position during the 2010 election cycle.  We are more forgiving of Senators Orrin Hatch Jeff Flake and Dean Heller who voted against the DREAM Act in 2010 but voted for a bipartisan and more comprehensive 2013 immigration bill.  (Thank you Senators Hatch, Flake and Heller!)

Analyzing the above Mormons in Congress .... I'm going to have to conclude that these below Mormon U.S. House of Representatives and Senators really do not care about the Utah Compact with regard to healthy discussions on immigration (with Rep. Matt Salmon being a coin toss):

Rep. Wally Herger
Rep. Howard P. “Buck” McKeon
Sen. Mike Crapo
Rep. Michael Simpson
Rep. Raúl Labrador
Sen. Mike Lee
Rep. Jim Matheson
Rep. Rob Bishop
Rep. Jason Chaffetz
Rep. Chris Stewart

*Note:  Rep. Eni Faleomavaega is a non voting Democrat and gives his voice in committees.  He really doesn't have any power to vote regarding immigration on the 'floor' right now but he advocates via CAPAC (caucus).

The above excel spreadsheet tells Mexican American Latinos that the Mormon Church leadership and the signals they send are not as effective as they wish it could be with regard to the Utah Compact.   There appears to be a breakdown in the LDS Church some where, and we hope to see stronger, humanitarian and compassionate actions from the Mormon House of Representatives (particularly in Utah and in Arizona where Mormon temples are built) that will emulate the actions of conservatives like Senators Jeff Flake and Dean Heller.

Chicano, Mexican American voters are tired of the immigration issue.  We want it to be fixed by Congress and in a bipartisanship fashion and move on to other things but it is hard to do when Grandma and Grandpa are crying over the hurt when they see relatives who are forced into detention for working at fast food restaurants.

As a key swing independent registered voter (formerly a Republican) and a woman who served my country in the Armed Forces, I can reassure you that I will not rest on this immigration issue since we vowed we would not allow Joaquin Luna Jr.'s death to go in vain.  He was one of ours and our hearts still mourn for him.

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2013 Immigration Reform: Mexican American Voters Hawkish Regarding (AZ-R) Trent Franks For Voting Against 2010 Dream Act

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October 24
Rep. Franks voted AGAINST the Dream Act in 2010.

Rep. Franks voted AGAINST the Dream Act in 2010.

We know Mexican American / Latinos are the fastest and growing demographic here in the greater Southwest, and we also know both parties will want to woo the growing registered Independent and Mexican American voter(s). We are targeting both the Democrats and Republicans who will not vote for legal immigration reform, and it will begin with Rep. Trent Fanks.    Arizona Republican Rep. Trent Franks  voted NO for DREAM Act in 2010 according to the New York Times, but will he vote for CIR in 2013? We are not holding our breathe but we are hawkish with regard to his opponent will be.

If we cannot get a commitment from him to support legal immigration reform this year when we need his support, The Republican Party via the National Republican Congressional Committee www.nrcc.org  ought to re-evaluate giving Rep. Franks campaign support since he did not vote in support of keeping Mexican American and Latino immigrant families together.

This is the time for the GOP to step up to the plate?

How bad do they want to tap into the fastest and growing demographic in our Nation?

Are they paying us more lip service with regard to “Latino” outreach?

Time will tell.

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CIR 2013 Update: Key Swing Rising Independent Registered Voters in Mexican American Community Target Democratic Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick for "no show" on DREAM Act 2010 vote

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October 24

We know we are the fastest and growing demographic here in the greater Southwest, and we also know both parties will want to woo the growing registered Independent and Mexican American voter(s). We are targeting both the Democrats and Republicans who will not vote for legal immigration reform, and it will begin with Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick.    Arizona Democratic Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick a ‘no show‘ for DREAM Act in 2010 according to the New York Times, but will she vote fo CIR in 2013? If we cannot get a commitment from her to support legal immigration reform this year, the Democratic Party via the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) ought to re-evaluate giving Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick campaign support since she did not vote in support of keeping Mexican American and Latino immigrant families together.

Here is what an Arizona Mexican – American Democratic voter has to say(via the Three Sonorans) with regard to this Democrat who did not support the DREAM Act:

 

Why didn’t Ann Kirkpatrick vote for the Violence Against Women Act?”

As our elected Representative, Ann Kirkpatrick better be voting on our behalf, especially when it comes to issues that are so important to Democrats!

Women would be outraged. The Arizona List would disown her, and she would lose a lot of support just for missing the vote on this historic vote of major importance to a group of women. In the Venn Diagram above, that’s half the population!

Now let’s change to a different set in our Venn Diagram. There have been at least two bills of major importance to the two other categories, just as VAWA was for women.

How telling that both of these votes took place on December 18th, 2010.

Former CD1 Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick, friend of mining companies over the American Indian tribes.

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Later that day was the vote for the DREAM Act. This bill is arguably the most important issue for Latinos, second only perhaps to full and comprehensive immigration reform which is a distant dream for now. The bill failed.

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Mexican American / Latino Independent Key Swing Voters Target Vulnerable Republicans and Democrats in High Latino Populated Areas

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October 09

 

The Senate Immigration reform bill was successful because it was supported in a bipartisan fashion.  We had Republican Sens. John McCain, Jeff Flake and Marco Rubio who supported fixing the clearly broken system along with other Democratic leaders such as Sens. Dick Durbin, Chuck Schumer, Harry Reid and more.  Bottom line it was the Democratic-led Senate who passed a comprehensive immigration reform (CIR) bill, and the real hurdle begins with the House of Representativves led by the Republican Party. 

We ought to work smarter, not harder and target the below vulnerable Republicans since it is evident obstructionism is at the Tea Party Republican level:

Latino Decisions has identified 44 GOP-held House seats in which Latino voters could influence the outcome of elections in 2014 and beyond. This includes districts where the Latino voting-age population exceeds the 2012 margin of victory or swing districts won in 2012 by President Obama and the House Republican candidate that also have notable Latino populations. If the GOP loses just 17 seats in 2014, the Democrats will regain majority control.

While Latino Decisions has identified 44 GOP-held House seats we can influence, twelve of the 23 members live in districts where Hispanics make up more than 10 percent of the voting age population according to a chart below:

 

Target List of Republican Representatives Mexican American / Latinos are calling on.
Target List of Republican Representatives Mexican American / Latinos are calling on.

Those members are California Reps. Jeff Denham, David Valadao, Buck McKeon, Gary Miller, Colorado Rep. Mike Coffman, Florida Reps. Dan Webster, Mario Diaz-Balart, Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, New Mexico Rep. Steve Pearce, Nevada Rep. Joe Heck, and New York Reps. Peter King and Michael Grimm.

Somos Independents will be also be calling these other vulnerable Democratic  House of Representatives who voted with the Tea Party to shutdown the government:

Rep. Kyrsten Sinema (Arizona)

Rep. Ron Barber (Arizona)

Rep. John Barrow (Georgia)

Rep. Dan Maffei (New York)

Rep. Sean Maloney (New York)

Rep. Jim Matheson (Utah)

Rep. Mike McIntyre (North Carolina)

Rep. Raul Ruiz (California)

 

Somos Independents will be also be calling these other vulnerable Democratic and Republican House of Representatives according to POLITICO:

1. Rep. TJ McKenna, D-Festus, is one of the most vulnerable members of the Missouri House of Representatives heading into next year’s election. McKenna, who was elected to the seat in 2012, won with just 89 votes over Republican Becky Ruth. Ruth announced late last month she will seek the office again in 2014, creating a battle in the Jefferson County district, as the area continues to change politically.  

2. Rep. Kent Hampton, R-Malden, is the second most vulnerable member of the House of Representatives. By just 116 votes, he beat former Democratic Rep. Tom Todd in 2012, who he ousted in the Republican sweep of 2010. Hampton’s 2012 margin was significantly smaller than his 2010 margin. Hampton was one of 15 Republicans to vote against the controversial tax bill during veto session, and could be a target of retaliation from Club for Growth and other groups that pledged to support primary challenges against Republicans who opposed the tax cut. It is unclear whether Hampton will even seek for reelection (He lives in Malden, Mo., outside the 150th House District).

3. Rep. Myron Neth, R-Liberty, won his district by just 1.2 percent in 2012. Neth voted in favor of HB 253, and has already become the target of a campaign led by Progress Missouri critical of Republicans who voted in favor of the bill. Neth, a Kansas City-area Republican, was also elected in the 2010 wave. In 2012, he was opposed by Mark Ellebracht, an area attorney. 

4. There will be an open seat in Missouri’s 90th House District next year, when House Budget Committee Chairman Rick Stream, R-St. Louis, will finish his fourth and final term in the House. Stream won by 1.2 percent in 2012, beating Deb Lavender by 266 votes. Lavender has already filed with the Missouri Ethics Commission to run again in 2014. 

5. Rep. John Mayfield, D-Independence, was elected to the Missouri House in 2012 after beating incumbent Republican Brent Lasater in 2010. But while he beat an incumbent, he did so in a district changed by redistricting after the 2010 census. Lasater has already indicated that he will seek the seat again in 2014.

6. Rep. Michael Frame, D-Eureka, ran unopposed when he was first elected to the Missouri House of Representatives in 2008. But after redistricting, he became significantly more vulnerable – winning with just 1.5 percent more than his opponent, Republican Derrick Good. Already, two Republicans – Jason Jarvis and Shane Roden – have entered the Republican primary hoping to challenge him in his vulnerable district. 

7. Rep. Elaine Gannon, R-DeSoto, won election in 2012 by less than 300 in her district, which includes the swing area that is Jefferson County. Gannon voted against House Bill 253, the controversial tax bill, when it was up for veto override in September. Gannon is one of a handful of members who is not only vulnerable to a General Election battle, but could also be vulnerable to a primary (she did not face one in 2012), which could force her to spend money before August and make her more vulnerable ahead of November. 

8. Rep. Vicki Englund, D-St. Louis, won by nearly 300 votes over Republican Rep. Cloria Brown (who won the district in the previous election cycle during the 2010 GOP wave). Brown filed with the Missouri Ethics Commission to seek the seat again earlier this year.

9. Rep. Dean Dohrman, R-La Monte, won with less than 50 percent of the vote. In 2012, he ran in a race with not only a Democratic opponent, but also a Libertarian, who ended up pulling 3.7 percent of the vote. Grigsby has already filed with the Missouri Ethics Commission to run again, but the Libertarian has not.

10. Rep. Paul Wieland, R-Imperial, announced he was seeking election to the State Senate earlier this year, opening up a void in Jefferson County’s House District 112. The district leans Republican, but has potential to be competitive with a strong Democratic candidate. Republicans Tom Loehner and Charles Groeteke have already filed with the Missouri Ethics Commission for the seat, and and Democrat Robert Butler has also filed with the MEC. Republican Rob Vescovo, a local businessman, has also announced his intention to run for the seat.

11. With Rep. Steve Hodges leaving the House after his final term, Missouri’s 149th House District is now a toss-up seat. The district leans Democratic, and so far, only a Democrat, Bill Burlison, has filed with the MEC indicating they are seeking the seat. Hodges beat former “America’s Got Talent” contestant Neal Boyd, a Republican, in 2012.

12. Rep. Dave Muntzel, R-Boonville, significantly over performed when he won the 48th House District in 2012. The district, like Hodges’, leans Democratic (50.2 percent DPI), but Muntzel beat his rival with 60 percent of the vote. Democrats believe they could be competitive there with the right, well-funded candidate.

 

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Independent Registered Voters thank U.S. Congressman For Making Stand On Immigration at Capitol Arrests

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October 09

Yesterday, an Immigration Reform rally ended in arrests in front of U.S. Capitol. Of those Civil Disobedience arrests, the following Democratic Congressmen were arrested:

Rep. Raul Grijalva (D-AZ)

Rep. John Lewis (D-GA)

Joe Crowley (D-NY)

Keith Ellison (D-MN)

Al Green (D-TX)

Luis Guiterrez (D-IL)

Charlie Rangel (D-NY)

Jan Schakowsky (D-IL)

But where are the Republican Congressman who have in the past stated they were in favor of immigration reform? Where is (R-FL) Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart? Where is (R-FL) Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen? Where is their fervor at for those who do not benefit from privileged Cuban amnesty via the Cuban Adjustment Act? Are they comfortable where they are at? I for one supported Elián González staying in our Nation, but I don't see the same passionate affinity and reciprocity from them in light of the real comprehensive immigration reform hurdle that will take place in the Republican-controlled House of Representatives. And it is necessary for Republican representative leadership considering the Democratic-controlled Senate passed a bipartisan CIR vote. Where is the Republican bipartisanship leadership from the likes of Representatives Balart and Lehtinen we saw from Republican Sens. John McCain, Jeff Flake and Rubio?

But we need need to hurry because there are thieves in the temple right now.  We are witnessing extreme pseudo Dream Act activists who have unreasonable anarchist open border views and are intent on hijacking progress of CIR. They are essentially stealing and trying to rebrand the DREAM Act and Immigration under the guise of claiming to be for immigration reform. DreamActivist.org is running a financial scam in the name of "legal coyote" work even though the FBI says there is no such thing. One of the lawyers guiding this extremist group is related to the Mitt Romney family and we are concerned about his agenda.

 

Prerna Lal and Mohammad who is helped by lawyer David Bennion who is related to Mitt Romney family.

Prerna Lal and Mohammad who is helped by lawyer David Bennion who is related to Mitt Romney family.

Let me be clear: Founders of the DreamActivist LLC and the National Immigrant Youth Alliance are on the record for not supporting legal immigration reform in 2013. See their comments here and here. Iranian immigrant via Mohammad Abdollahi, mistakenly believes he has agency to speak on behalf of the Mexican American community where he believes it is more important to protest Democratic representative offices rather than the Tea Party Republican obstructionists. But should it be surprising to us considering their lawyer is related to the Romney family? Same with Prerna Lal who is a Fijian immigrant who also mistakenly believes she has agency to speak on behalf of Mexican Americans. Immigration directly affects the Mexican American community and we repudiate their unreasonable views to support open borders, exhausting detention centers and wasting tax payer monies. Indeed the naive law school graduate Prerna Lal wrote in the Aerogram dated July 2013: "I mean no offense and no judgment to those whose lives and livelihoods depend on it, but I cannot, in good conscience, get a green card predicated on building walls across migrant communities."

To my knowledge the United States is not building walls in Fiji -- thus she has no agency to speak on matters as it relates to bordering states to Mexico when she is living in Washington D.C. And even though I recognize we have achieved operational goals fulfilling the Secure Fence Act under the Bush administration, we may have to do a little more compromising save the 11 million undocumented we are trying to bring out of the shadows of society. The majority of the 11 million who are affected are my people -- not hers.

Prerna Lal of DreamActivist.org criticized yesterday's Capitol Immigration arrests deeming it mere political theater.

I disagree.

Our United States politicians took time to make their stand with regard to immigration via healthy civil disobedience. She stated:

 

Prerna Lal Tweets about Capitol Immigration Arrests Prerna Lal Tweets about Capitol Immigration Arrests

It appears the left hand doesn't know what the right hand is doing as we see some of Prerna and Mohammad's supporters coming out of the thick claiming the organizers of Dream 30 were part of the immigration reform arrests at the Capitol. But the immediate past President of AILA via David Leopold holds their supporter accountable for spreading misinformation and said:

Richard, Point of correction. These congresspersons did not protest in support of the so-called DREAM30. The arrests were the at a rally in support of comprehensive immigration reform and meant to highlight the House's inaction. In fact that is a cause that the organizers of the so-called DREAM30 oppose. You are entitled to your own opinions, but not to your own facts.

david leopold hold richard hartwell accountable

 

We applaud genuine immigration reform activists who are in support of the recently passed Senate comprehensive legal immigration reform. We know that if this bill lands on Obama's desk -- he will sign it. We also want to thank those Congressmen who got arrested to make a statement with regard to how important it is to fix the clearly broken immigration system.  

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Nevada Rep. Steven Horsford committed to supporting Immigration Reform; Voters calling 8 Dems Who Voted For Shutdown

POSTED ON
October 03

Rep. Horsford says he will support immigration reform.

Rep. Horsford says he will support immigration reform.

American Independent registered voters who are legal immigration reform activists have been hawkish with 9 Democrats who voted with Tea Party GOP on government shutdown. Quite frankly, we are tired of immigration being used as a wedge or political issue to blame the other side, and this is precisely why there are Mexican American Latinos leaving the two major party system to become independents. I left the Republican Party for good and became a registered independent voter in light of the Republican anti-immigrant stance. We have been informed we no longer have to worry about Nevada Congressman Steven Horsford according to Nevada leader via Fernando Romero. Fernando Romero writes:

"....My good friends of Somos Independents, this clip of a press conference that took place this afternoon in DC will serve to dispel ANY DOUBTS as to Nevada Congressman Steven Horsford's stance on CIR. I've been in this fight for 46 years and support him without reservation...."

We want to thank (D) Rep. Steven Horsford for supporting legal immigration reform. We know the immigration system is broken and it must be fixed at the federal level, since it is a federal issue under the Supremacy Clause of the US Constitution.

We also want it to be clear that we are keeping track of both sides of the political aisle, and as American voters who have a responsibility to be informed while influencing public policy, we will hold both Republicans and Democrats accountable in future political election cycles if they use immigration as a wedge issue.  We do not want the immigration issue to be used as a political football any more.

We are calling the other 8 Democratic House Representatives who voted with the Tea Party GOP to shutdown the Government.  Mexican American Latino Independent registered voters will not support the below 8 Congressmen unless they support legal immigration reform.

Please email, call and twitter the below Representatives and ask them if they will support legal immigration reform.

 

Rep. Kyrsten Sinema (Arizona) 202-225-9888   @repsinema  Email Justin.Unga@mail.house.gov

Rep. Ron Barber (Arizona) 202.225.2542   @RepRonBarber mark.kimble@mail.house.gov

Rep. John Barrow (Georgia) 202.225.2823  @repjohnbarrow Lauren.perry@mail.house.gov

Rep. Dan Maffei (New York) 202.225.3701 @RepDanMaffei

Rep. Sean Maloney (New York) 202.225.5441 @RepSeanMaloney

Rep. Jim Matheson (Utah) 202.225.3011  @RepJimMatheson jim.matheson@mail.house.gov

Rep. Mike McIntyre (North Carol) 202.225.2731 @RepMikeMcIntyre dean.mitchell@mail.house.gov

Rep. Raul Ruiz (California) 202.225.5330 @CongressmanRuiz greg.rodriguez@mail.house.gov

Via Haime Xvier Badillo in Spanish:

Lista de Democratas que votaron para shutdown el gobierno…devemos cuidarnos de ellos no nos vallan dar para abajo con la reforma…y hay que presionarlos en twitter….alguien sabe sus cuentas?

Rep. Kyrsten Sinema (Arizona)
Rep. Ron Barber (Arizona)
Rep. John Barrow (Georgia)
Rep. Dan Maffei (New York)
Rep. Sean Maloney (New York)
Rep. Jim Matheson (Utah)
Rep. Mike McIntyre (North Carolina)
Rep. Raul Ruiz (California)

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Independent Voters Hawkish With 9 Democrats Who Voted With Tea Party GOP

POSTED ON
October 02

We are calling all 9 Democratic House Representatives who voted with the Tea Party GOP to shutdown the Government.  Mexican American Latino Independent registered voters will not support the below 9 Congressmen unless they support legal immigration reform.  We all know that the immigration system is broken and it must be fixed at the federal level, since it is a federal issue under the Supremacy Clause of the US Constitution!

Please email, call and twitter the below Representatives and tell them to support legal immigration reform (excluding the Nevada Democratic Congressman since he promised us he would support legal immigration reform). 

 

Rep. Kyrsten Sinema (Arizona) 202-225-9888   @repsinema  Email Justin.Unga@mail.house.gov

Rep. Ron Barber (Arizona) 202.225.2542   @RepRonBarber mark.kimble@mail.house.gov

Rep. John Barrow (Georgia) 202.225.2823  @repjohnbarrow Lauren.perry@mail.house.gov  

Rep. Steven Horsford (Nevada) 202.225.9894   @RepHorsford info@stevenhorsford.com

Rep. Dan Maffei (New York) 202.225.3701 @RepDanMaffei

Rep. Sean Maloney (New York) 202.225.5441 @RepSeanMaloney

Rep. Jim Matheson (Utah) 202.225.3011  @RepJimMatheson jim.matheson@mail.house.gov

Rep. Mike McIntyre (North Carol) 202.225.2731 @RepMikeMcIntyre dean.mitchell@mail.house.gov

Rep. Raul Ruiz (California) 202.225.5330 @CongressmanRuiz greg.rodriguez@mail.house.gov

 

 

(D) Rep. Kyrsten Sinema does not list immigration as a priority on her site though living in a border state.

(D) Rep. Kyrsten Sinema does not list immigration as a priority on her site though living in a border state.

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Immigration Activists Hawkish on 9 Democratic Represenatives Who Voted With Tea Party

POSTED ON
October 01

Immigration activists are hawkish on the 9 Democratic Representatives who voted alongside the GOP Tea Party agenda that shut the government down.

Those in support of legal immigration reform are contacting and  twittering these 9 Democratic Representatives below:

Rep. Kyrsten Sinema (Arizona)

Rep. Ron Barber (Arizona)

Rep. John Barrow (Georgia)

Rep. Steven Horsford (Nevada)

Rep. Dan Maffei (New York)

Rep. Sean Maloney (New York)

Rep. Jim Matheson (Utah)

Rep. Mike McIntyre (North Carolina)

Rep. Raul Ruiz (California)

 

 

Via Haime Xvier Badillo in Spanish:

Lista de Democratas que votaron para shutdown el gobierno…devemos cuidarnos de ellos no nos vallan dar para abajo con la reforma…y hay que presionarlos en twitter….alguien sabe sus cuentas?

Rep. Kyrsten Sinema (Arizona)
Rep. Ron Barber (Arizona)
Rep. John Barrow (Georgia)
Rep. Steven Horsford (Nevada)
Rep. Dan Maffei (New York)
Rep. Sean Maloney (New York)
Rep. Jim Matheson (Utah)
Rep. Mike McIntyre (North Carolina)
Rep. Raul Ruiz (California)

 

 

Both Parties need to understand that they cannot take advantage of our vote.  Mexican-Americans make up of almost 70% of the entire Latin population pie and we are the key swing voters.

We will be paying attention to politicians in 2014 and 2016 with regard to their actions on immigration reform. 

 

According to a 2012 USA Today/Gallup poll and POLITICO:

A slight majority of Hispanics in the country, 51 percent, identify as politically independent, according to the survey released Monday. About a third, 32 percent, consider themselves Democrats, while just 11 percent say they are Republicans.

However, the poll found that the majority of Hispanics in the U.S., 52 percent, lean toward the Democratic Party, compared to 23 percent who lean toward the Republican Party.
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An Independent American Voter Group merging Tip O'Neill Democrats and Ronald Reagan Republicans.