The ‘Assassination’ of ‘Immigration Reform’

September 30, 2010 06:55

“If we get 8 million new voters that care about our issues and will be voting, we will create a governing coalition for the long term, not just for an election cycle.” -Eliseo Medina of SEIU

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The officers confronted Manuel Jamines. They ordered him, in both Spanish and English, to drop the knife. He refused. Instead he raised the switchblade, with its 3-inch serrated blade, and lunged at the officers. He was shot twice and killed.

What followed? Two days of riots.

“Advocacy” groups included the Revolutionary Communist Party and something called the Committee in Solidarity with the People of El Salvador, which claimed that five witnesses say the police shot an unarmed man. None, however, has said so publicly.

Last year, Eliseo Medina of the Service Employees International Union announced that the real goal of “immigration reform” is the recruitment of new Democratic voters. When Latinos voted in the November 2008 elections, he said, “they voted overwhelmingly for progressive candidates. Barack Obama got two out of every three voters that showed up. … We reform the immigration laws, it puts 12 million people on the path to citizenship and eventually voters. Can you imagine if we have even the same ratio, two out of three?


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