LULAC is a fundamentally biased group, even racist.
They do not care about the United States of America.
They do not care about the United States Constitution.
They care more about scoring political points and playing the race card.
For Immediate Release
January 22, 2018
LULAC Statement on ICE Intimidation Tactic on Activist Maru Mora-Villalpando
Seattle, WA – Recently Maru Mora, a 47-year-old Mexican native and outspoken activist was put in deportation proceedings by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). She’s lived in the United States for over 25 years. Her daughter, Josefina Alanis Mora is 20 years old, born in the U.S. and currently studying at Western Washington University. Maru believes she is being targeted as a form of retaliation for her relentless activism efforts. Maru is one of several immigration activists across the country who have been targeted for deportation under President Donald Trump. She believes ICE is targeting activists as an attempt to intimidate the Latino community and their allies.
ICE is targeting everyone. Every person in this country illegally is subect to deportation. There is no right for illegal aliens to stay in this country.
In response, LULAC National President Roger C. Rocha Jr. issued the following statement:
“ICE says it’s focused on deporting criminals, but Maru is no criminal. For years Maru has served as a strong community advocate, helping organize and raise awareness about issues that impact the Latino community. She’s made it a point to educate families all across the state of Washington about immigrant rights. Maru has also stood alongside farmworkers in the berry fields in northern Washington. She’s done all this while also defending immigrants treated inhumanely at the for-profit detention center in Tacoma. Again, it’s easy to see Maru is not a criminal but an advocate. In fact, she is an example of the type of community leader our country needs, which is why LULAC presented her with an award at the 2014 LULAC’s first Women’s Summit in the Pacific Northwest held in Vancouver, WA.
Yes, Maru is a criminal. She lives in the country illegally; therefore, she is a criminal.
Thanks, and have a nice day.
ICE immigration arrests of noncriminals have doubled under Trump and it must stop. LULAC will continue to stand with Maru and all our immigrant community.”
You "immigrant" community would have nothing to worry about, if you are talking about men and women who have entered this country legally from other countries.
"Immigrant" must never be debased to including people who broke into this country, violating our national laws and sovereignty.