Rep. Linda Sanchez (D-CA): White supremacist groups behind AZ immigration law

Posted by: ST on June 3, 2010 at 5:31 pm

Ah, yes. Another day, another instance of a Democrat politico shamelessly playing the race card over a point of disagreement with the opposition party:

A California congresswoman is pointing the finger at white supremacist groups, who she says have inspired Arizona’s new law cracking down on illegal immigrants.

Rep. Linda Sanchez, D-Calif., told a Democratic Club on Tuesday that white supremacist groups are influencing lawmakers to adopt laws that will lead to discrimination.

“There’s a concerted effort behind promoting these kinds of laws on a state-by-state basis by people who have ties to white supremacy groups,” said the lawmaker, who is of Mexican descent. “It’s been documented. It’s not mainstream politics.”

Click here to listen to the audio tape.

Sanchez said front organizations for white supremacist groups are approaching lawmakers to propose the language to the bills and urging them to push them through state legislatures in an effort to legalize discrimination.

“It creates a Jim Crow system where based on the color of your skin you could be treated as a second-class citizen or harassed based on how you look,” she said.


Sanchez told the newspaper after her speech that she based her accusation on online stories, particularly a blog written by Andrea Nill, an immigration researcher for ThinkProgress, an offshoot of the liberal Center for American Progress Action Fund.

Nill wrote that the Immigration Law Reform Institute, the legal arm of the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR), helped write the law. The Southern Poverty Law Center has labeled FAIR a hate group, a designation that the organization disputes.

Sanchez sought to clarify her comments Thursday.

“I never said that everyone who supports the Arizona law is a racist or white supremacist,” she said in a written statement. “Anyone who says different is just trying to inflame the issue and get away from the real discussion of how to reform the immigration system in this country.”

“The only way we are going to fix this problem is to have federal legislation,” she added. “Unfortunately, the people who get on the airwaves to stir up anger by misconstruing my comments are not interested in constructive solutions. They’re interested in dividing this country into ‘us’ and ‘them’ and totally undermining attempts to bring about real solutions.”

Um, um – but we already do have federal legislation, Rep. Sanchez. It’s what this law was based on. If the feds were doing their danged jobs, this law would have been unnecessary. Oh, and did you know that, er, your own state has a very similar law to Arizona’s?

Clueless ninny. That’s what you get for believing what’s written at Stink Progress. And for playing the race card.

While we’re on the subject of the Arizona immigration law, President Obama and Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer met today at the Oval Office to discuss the bill and attempt to work together for “solutions”:

Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer emerged upbeat from a White House meeting with President Barack Obama, boasting that the president agreed to send federal officials to her state to engage in “some really direct dialogue” on Arizona’s new immigration law.

Brewer, a Republican, said her Oval Office meeting had been “cordial,” but a White House statement on the meeting suggested tough topics had been raised. The White House said the president “reiterated his concern” about the law and listened to Brewer’s concerns, but told her that his administration had reduced border crime and illegal immigration.

Brewer said Obama didn’t directly discuss a potential federal lawsuit against her state, instead indicating that it was an issue for the Department of Justice.

The Arizona governor signed a bill in April that requires law enforcement officials to question people stopped in the course of duty who they reasonably believe to be in the U.S. illegally. Opponents argue that it could lead to racial profiling.

Brewer said she and Obama had “agreed to come together to find some solutions” on how to overhaul the country’s immigration system. She did not provide details, but told reporters that she believed that securing the border was an essential first step.

The two also discussed the deployment of National Guard troops to the border, and suggested she would know more about that after federal officials visited her state.

Two days before her’s and Obama’s meeting, Brewer was questioned on the possibility of the DOJ trying to sue the state of Arizona over the immigration law. Her response? Bring it:

Bring it on.

That’s the attitude Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer is taking toward the possibility that the Obama administration could file a legal challenge to her state’s immigration law.

“We’ll meet you in court,” she said in an interview Tuesday. “I have a pretty good record of winning in court.”

You go, girl.

Related: Los Angeles Students to Be Taught That Arizona Immigration Law Is Un-American (via Left Coast Rebel):

The Los Angeles Unified School District school board wants all public school students in the city to be taught that Arizona’s new immigration law is un-American.

The school board president made the announcement Tuesday night after the district’s Board of Education passed a resolution to oppose the controversial law, which gives law enforcement officials in Arizona the power to question and detain people they suspect are in the U.S. illegally when they are stopped in relation to a crime or infraction.

Critics of the law say it will result in racial profiling.

The school board voted unanimously on Tuesday to “express outrage” and “condemnation” of the law, and it called on the school superintendent to look into curtailing economic support to the Grand Canyon State. About 73 percent of the students in the school district are Latino.

But supporters of the law say the school board is way out of bounds and that the measure will just distract from the children’s education.

“This is ridiculous, it’s ridiculous for us to be involved in Arizona law,” said Jane Barnett, Chairman, Los Angeles County Republican Party. “There is a 50 percent dropout rate in some parts of the school district—is this going to keep kids in school?”

According to its press release, “The Los Angeles Board of Education also requested that Superintendent Ramon Cortines ensure that civics and history classes discuss the recent laws with students in the context of the American values of unity, diversity and equal protection for all people.”

“America must stand for tolerance, inclusiveness and equality,” said Board President Monica García, according to the release. “In our civics classes and in our hallways, we must give life to these values by teaching our students to value themselves; to respect others; and to demand fairness and justice for all who live within our borders. Any law which violates civil rights is un-American.”

In response to the Fox News piece, here’s what the LA Unified School District BOE had to say:

“The Board of Education has directed the Superintendent to ensure that LAUSD civics and history classes discuss the recent laws enacted in Arizona in the context of the American values of unity, diversity, and Equal Protection for all. This very important piece of current events would be taught in our classrooms along with a number of controversial periods and laws which are a part of our history and are currently being taught including: slavery; Jim Crow laws and segregation; reservations and residential schools for Native Americans; The Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882; the anti-Irish racism in the 19th century; racism against immigrants from Southern and Eastern Europe during the 20th century; anti-Semitism; internment camps for Japanese Americans during World War II and the Mexican Repatriation Program during the 1930s.

Let’s remember that these laws were all deemed as “necessary” (in some cases for the security of our nation) during particular times in our history. To ignore what is currently happening in Arizona would be total denial of current events and a part of our history. At the very least it’s a discussion that should take place in the classroom.”

You know what they say, get ’em when they’re young …

Isn’t it scary that these Stuck on Stupid folks are in charge of education the young minds of the students in the LA Unified School District? Not only is the district obviously left wing (remember this and this?), but they’re clearly ignorant of what the law actually says (like the much higher ups in our federal government). Oh wait. Left wing. Ignorant. Sort of goes without saying, doesn’t it?

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24 Responses to “Rep. Linda Sanchez (D-CA): White supremacist groups behind AZ immigration law”


  1. Anthony says:

    I hadn’t heard about the school board’s grandstanding. Excuse me while I go find a brick wall to beat my head against. :-l

  2. Patricia Vuono says:

    Rep Sanchez should be ashamed of herself. I’m a Tea P. member and do not know of any influence of white supremacist.

  3. Jo says:

    More of the liberals grandstanding and turning it into a ‘white hatred’ issue and another Selma, Alabama for the poor downtrodden Mexicans only seeking a better life, yadda, yadda, yadda. One day maybe we poor downtrodden, perpetually beaten, taxpaying, working whites will get our guts full of it. And leave it to Cal-i-fornia to make it a CIVIL RIGHTS issue and use their cushy positions to make their liberal, anti-American stand. I applaud Arizona’s governor for having guts and sticking by the constituents of her state and the law!

  4. I support discrimination against illegal aliens and maintaining the integrity of our borders, language and culture. Today’s liberals are lying, scheming marxists out to destroy the USA and have no legitimate place in American politics.

  5. Henry says:

    Rep. Linda Sanchez, D-Ca, is a typical brainwashed puppet of Global Elitists, or the proponents of One World Government. Sanchez told a Democratic Club on Tuesday “The only way we are going to fix this problem is to have “federal legislation,”” but what Mss. Sanchez mean by federal legislation?” Federal legislation is the amendment of the current immigration laws with pro-amnesty, and pro open-borders immigration reform. In other words, the Global Elitists are behind immigration reform or “federal legislation.” Global Elitists are aiming to centralize their power by erasing the borders between Mexico, the US, and Canada, and eventually they will succeed in gaining more power by successfully erasing the borders between all Central, and South America countries, hence the name “The United States of America.”

  6. Pasadena Phil says:

    When more than a third of Americans are either Tea Partyers themselves or otherwise related to or close friends with one or more as a recent pole revealed, you can’t propagandize lies effectively.

    Furthermore, it is clear that the national campaign advocating border enforcement without amnesty is very popular with the vast majority of Americans. That wasn’t true in early 2006 when people like me were called racists and xenophobes by many of these same Americans but now that they know the facts, they know better.

    Propagandizing lies into such a large and fast growing majority of typical mainstream Americans that is committed to one side serves only to further undercut the government’s credibility. It is very difficult to see how our ruling elites can become less popular when they are already at rock bottom but they seem determined to do their best to find a way.

    So keep it up Sanchez & La Raza (not racist?) friends, stupid people like you preaching stupid lies are the best recruitment tool for us Tea Partyers. And it costs us nothing.

  7. Carlos says:

    Since when is the LAUSD interested in education? Shouldn’t that read, “…extend their indoctrination by…”?

    Idiots. But what do you expect from unAmerican mushbrains who believe the SW United States still really belongs to Mexico?

    And those same mushbrains really believe their pompous standard of living wouldn’t be affected if the US were to suddenly give that portion of the country to Mexico!


  8. Great post that exposes the mindless rantings of the progressive ideologue’s “mind.”
    [For a light hearted take on our present peril]

  9. RKS says:

    Linda Sanchez knows which side her fajita is toasted on as she owes her entire Congressional career to illegal voting by Illegal Aliens.

  10. Zippy says:

    Tolerance, inclusiveness and equality is one thing. Illegal immigrants is quite another.

    As a parent, I would be mortified to have my children being infused with this propaganda.

    I’m tired of the old white supremecist phrase being used to implicate something that isn’t the case. Frankly, the media is creating a state of division as well as this president of hate.

  11. Vince says:

    JHC!!! I understand that if you can’t dazzle them with your brilliance…..baffle ’em with your b.s. But this macaroon is beyond belief. Read the law!!! Why is that so hard for these people (who were soooo smart to be elected by such dumb people) to understand. Remove them from the gene pool. Or at least from office…PLEASE!!!!!!!!!!!
    What…if you say it often enough we’ll believe it? I don’t think so.

  12. Lorica says:

    When in doubt, always play the race card. – Lorica

  13. mike191 says:

    The Arizona rancher ,who was brutally murdered by Mexican Invaders, was obviously a white supremacist.

  14. your mama says:

    Ah,desperate tlmes call for desperate measures.They know the American people are not falling for their false biased liberal lies ,we’re not falling for it,we’re awake and paying attention,and that is what they are afraid of.

  15. Tom TB says:

    What does race have to do with the status of being illegal?

  16. Paul says:

    Linda Sanchez a pox on you. I am for protecting our borders and I am no White supremacist. That’s a canard ! People who favor safe borders should let Sanchez know that she is a racist !

  17. Zippy says:

    Those who keep awakening the idea of racism are those whose intent is to keep it alive. The rest of us have gotten on with our lives. Those who chose to divide only do so with a heart filled with hate.

  18. Henry says:

    America has descended gradually into the very pit of hell since the tyrannical Justices of the US Supreme Court in 1963, declared the Holy Bible unconstitutional, after being America’s main moral guiding light, and main teaching manual for over two hundred and fifty years. Americans are now reaping the immoral fruits of godlessness cultivated in public schools throughout America, consequently Doctors today are committing murder through abortion, and euthanasia legally, married couples are divorcing legally, sodomites are sodomizing, and marrying legally, and the immoral dumbed-down losers of America have only excuses, excuses, and nothing but excuses. We cannot win the war on terror in the Middle East, we cannot fix the national debt, we cannot stop millions of gallons of crude oil spewing into the Gulf of Mexico, we cannot fix the poor state of the economy, we cannot fix the rampant unemployment plaguing our nation, we cannot stop the ever increasing violence in the inner cities, and public schools, we cannot stop the influx of illegal aliens, and illegal drugs, and we cannot, we cannot, we cannot…. No doubt, America is a country of religious, but godless losers. Don’t worry be happy, this is only the beginning, it will get much worse as surely as the sun rises in the morning. This is the price Americans have to pay for ignoring God, and His Son Jesus Christ for the last sixty-three year, since the tyrannical justices of the US Supreme Court established an illegal wall of separation between Church and State in 1947. Isaiah 60:12, “For the nation or kingdom that will not serve you will perish; it will be utterly ruined.”

  19. Tex says:

    I can’t speak to the political situation in California as I only lived there for a short time (less than one year) and absolutely hated it. But I can speak for the political situation here in Texas where I’ve lived most of my life. Hispanics in Texas tend to be very conservative. Being white, I’m a minority here in this part of Texas. I’ve yet to hear a single person here in Texas in any political office, either white or hispanic, say anything negative about the Arizona law. Texas is also a major transit area for illegal aliens. And most people in Texas want the government, ANY GOVERNMENT, to get a handle on the flow of illegal aliens across our border. It affects everyone here in Texas, white and hispanic, and not in a good way. No one is immune to the problems caused by the constant flow of illegal aliens. For any politician to bring race into the mix is absolutely irresponsible. At least the politicians here in Texas understand that.

  20. Carlos says:

    Can we call this idiot and La Raza “brown racists” yet?

  21. thomas mc donnell says:

    these claims of racism are made by liberals because in the past that was all they had to do and people would just cave in to their demands. thankfully that no longer seem to be the case. in the case of this colonization of our country the racism is really on the part of its adherents. its main purpose is to make whites a minority of the population. thats racist! someone should tell ole linda that the vast majority of hispanics(an ethnic group not a race) including herself are caucasians. there is no anthropologic hispanic race. hispanics come in all races. the hispanic race is an invention of the democratic party aimed at keeping hispanics from aligning politically with other white people. hows that for racism.