Saturday, December 23, 2006

Hispanic groups call for moratorium on work raids

Yahoo! News U.S. Hispanic groups and activists on Thursday called for a moratorium on workplace raids to round up illegal immigrants, saying they were reminiscent of Nazi crackdowns on Jews in the 1930s.

Actually the Jews were there legally, these raids are to get people who are not here legally. Just because you made it across the border does not mean you are entitled to a job, and to use stolen or forged social security cards to get those jobs.
They accused the Department of Immigration and Customs Enforcement of "racial profiling," or selective enforcement against Hispanics, for arresting 1,300 workers on immigration violations in December 12 raids at meatpacking plants in six states. "We are demanding an end to these immigration raids, where they are targeting brown faces.
They are targeting people who are here illegally; if most of them have brown faces, that is because there are a lot of illegals with those characteristics
That is major, major racial profiling, and that cannot be tolerated," said Rosa Rosales, president of the League of United Latin American Citizens, at a news conference.
Racial profiling would be if they stopped everyone with a brown face on the street, not if they go to an employeer and said we see in your reports that a lot of your employees have invalid or stolen social security numbers; let us see those people, whatever color their faces are.
"This unfortunately reminds me of when Hitler began rounding up the Jews for no reason and locking them up," Democratic Party activist Carla Vela said. "Now they're coming for the Latinos, who will they come for next?"
Anyone who is here illegally

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