Miguel Contreras, head of Los Angeles County
Federation of Labor, shown at amnesty rally in Los Angeles, June
Juan Jose Gutierrez, One Stop Immigration,
leads March on Washington, October, 1997, demanding amnesty for
Juan Jose Gutierrez, now with AFL/CIO SEIU,
interviewed by AmericanPatrol.com, June 10, 2000, at amnesty
rally in Los Angeles
Antonio Villaraigosa at March on Washington,
October 2000 amnesty rally.
June 24, 2001
This past week saw developments on the immigration
front that could have a major impact on people in Los Angeles,
not the least of which was a demand
by Jorge Castañeda that the United States treat
immigration as a bilateral, if not multilateral issue. This Marxist
echoes the old saw, "what is mine is mine, what is yours
is negotiable." Any nation that does not control its borders
is not a nation. What Castañeda is saying is that the
United States is not a nation. I am convinced that those who
run the Los Angeles Times agree with this premise.
Mexico is making demands for what can only be described
as amnesty for millions. What will happen if we refuse? Will
the unions shut down Los Angeles as was threatened by Juan Jose
Gutierrez? Should the People of Los Angeles know about this threat?
Had they read the
ad killed by the Times, they would.
Monday, I appeared on the O'Reilly Factor on Fox Network News
with Newt Gingrich as host and accused Mexico of declaring war
on the United States"an accusation that went unchallenged
by the former Speaker. On Friday, the O'Reilly Factor
repeated a segment in which Dick Morris reported that he advised
the White House to put troops on the border. (By the way, I believe
this was just another of Morris's self-serving deceptions.)
really believe that its nation "extends beyond the territory
enclosed by its borders" as Mexican president Zedillo said?
Is there a chance of war with Mexico? If our ad had appeared
in the Daily News, Los Angeles voters would have at least had
the opportunity to consider such a thing.
Today's Times has nothing about these and other
major developments on the issue of U.S,/Mexico relations despite
the fact that Los Angeles is ground zero in this growing conflict.
It is obvious that the Times does not trust its readers to deal
with the truth intelligently. Instead it spends its time and
resources focusing on those who do want the whole truth exposed,
thus deflecting attention away from the real issues.