Posted by: ST on December 27, 2006 at 6:24 pm
Just when you thought you’d heard it all from the pro-illegal immigration crowd. Via Reuters:
SAN ANTONIO, Texas (Reuters) – 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.
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. 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.
“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?”
Um, here’s a clue for Vela and other clueless wonders as to what actually happened during the Holocaust, and it didn’t have anything to do with rounding up illegal immigrants and deporting them back to their home country and everything to do with rounding up, torturing, and killing groups of people that Hitler didn’t like. I’d say there’s a big difference between rounding up and deporting people who are here illegally versus rounding up, torturing, and killing groups of people that you don’t like – but that’s just me.