El fallo de la Corte Federal indica activismo político y sucio.

El fallo de la Corte Federal indica activismo político y sucio

Falta la presión política de masas en la calle para ponerle un alto a la nefasta demanda republican

El 1 de mayo salieron miles de manifestantes pro reforma migratoria a las calles de Los Ángeles.

El 1 de mayo salieron miles de manifestantes pro reforma migratoria a las calles de Los Ángeles.

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Por: Javier Rodríguez / Cofundador de Coalición Millones de Voces de California por la Reforma migratoria

El 25 de mayo, en la lucha para poner en práctica la Acción Ejecutiva conocida como DAPA, firmada por el presidente Obama para proteger 5 millones de inmigrantes en los Estados Unidos, perdimos otra batalla. 

El Tribunal Federal de Apelaciones del 5to. Circuito dominado por conservadores, falló a favor de los 26 gobernadores republicanos y su demanda en contra de la aplicación de la Orden Presidencial firmado el pasado noviembre. 

La realidad política actual es que el alivio migratorio, despiadadamente, está secuestrado por este tribunal que está haciendo el trabajo político sucio para la extrema derecha. 

Así, en la batalla judicial van tres derrotas y para el Departamento de Justicia, siguen dos pasos. Uno de ellos, el 10 de julio, el tribunal del mismo distrito llevará a cabo una audiencia para escuchar los argumentos de la apelación a la demanda republicana. 

Dos, si perdemos de nuevo, lo cual es muy probable debido a que el bloque conservador en este tribunal tiene una mayoría de 10 por 5, los abogados apelaran a la Corte Suprema, también con mayoría conservadora. 

Esta probablemente dictaminara a mediados de 2016, en pleno apogeo de la campaña presidencial. El panorama político es tenue, hasta el punto que la victoria Latina e inmigrante ha perdido la intensidad del triunfo y el presidente Obama recientemente suspendió los preparativos de implementación de su orden ejecutiva. 

El año pasado después que el presidente Obama firmó la orden, diseñada para abarcar casi la mitad de los 12 millones de estadounidenses sin papeles que viven en las sombras de la nación y que iba a ser implementada el mes pasado, publique un blog titulado “La Victoria de 5 millones”.  Ahí señale que “la esperada Acción Ejecutiva Presidencial ya es una realidad y aproximadamente 5 millones de indocumentados tendrán protección por tres años. Lo único que puede revertir el decreto presidencial, sería, si  la bancada republicana apela a la Corte Suprema argumentando la Acción Ejecutiva es inconstitucional. Si no, la protección presidencial será por años, similar a los firmados por otros presidentes”. 

Yo tenía razón sobre el Congreso republicano, pero no vi a Texas y ni a los 26 gobernadores republicanos encabezando la demanda y estratégicamente presentándola ante el conservador Distrito Judicial de Texas. 

No se equivoquen, el fallo judicial contra la orden de Obama fue una decisión política tomada por la mayoría de los jueces federales nombrados por los expresidentes republicanos Ronald Reagan y George Bush. 

Esto, a pesar de que el Juez Higginson, nombrado por este presidente, en su decisión minorítaria, intelectualmente barrió el piso con los jueces conservadores, y al hacerlo, apoyó la posición del Departamento de Justicia, que, el alivio migratorio es inminente y constitucional y cito, “La naturaleza política de esta disputa se desprende por: cientos de alcaldes, jefes de policía, alguaciles, abogados generales, gobernadores y legisladores estatales, sin mencionar 185 miembros del Congreso, 15 estados y el Distrito de Columbia por un lado, y de 113 miembros del Congreso y 26 estados por el otro. No afirmare una intervención fiat judicial lo que el Congreso nunca ha ordenado”. 

Inequívocamente el Juez afirma la demanda republicana no es sólo un caso legal, sino una de carácter político. Para reiterar, el fallo del tribunal fue una vergonzosa decisión política influenciada por el hedor de la xenofobia. 

Acertadamente, el movimiento social dio la respuesta con eventos mediáticos a nivel nacional y fue buena. Sin embargo, falta la presión política de masas en la calle y en línea del país de los 55 millones de latinos e indocumentados para ponerle un alto a la nefasta demanda republicana. 

Si tenemos éxito, podría lanzar el pleito republicano a la basura de la historia y allanar el camino para la derrota de la extrema derecha en noviembre de 2016. 

El 4 de julio habrá una marcha estatal en Los Ángeles con piñatas del billonario racista Donald Trump. 

Ingresa al enlace para firmar una petición a favor de la reforma migratoria:https://www.change.org/p/court-of-appeapls-5th-circuit-please-tell-the-5th-circuit-court-to-rule-in-favor-of-the-presidential-immigration-relief-and-for-freedom-and-democracy

CA COALITION for MILLIONS OF VOICES

Media Advisory 29 June 2015

Contacts: Javier Rodriguez 213-446-0228 Gloria Saucedo 818-919-4718 Martha Ugarte 818-398-2578

  • UNIVISION, NBC and Carlos Slim dumped the racist billionaire Donald Trump. What does this victory mean for Mexicans-Latinos and immigrants?
  • A new Change.org petition directed at 5th Circuit Federal Appeals Court Republican judges.
  • Are these judges carrying out political dirty judicial work for the Republican Far Right?
  • Civil Rights Attorneys and Immigration Reform leaders will address the media.
  • WHO: CA Millions of Voices Coalition
  • WHERE: Los Angeles Federal District Court corner Spring and Temple Sts. in downtown LA.
  • WHEN: Tuesday June 30, 2015 at 5 PM,
  • WHAT: Civil Rights Attorneys and Latino leaders will address the upcoming July 10 Federal Appeals Court 5th Circuit hearing in New Orleans and the newly introduced Change.org petition to push the 10 ultra conservative judges of this court into a ruling opposing the 26 Republican Governors Anti-Immigrant Lawsuit known as Texas Vs DAPA as well as the dumping of Donald Trump.

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By Javier Rodriguez  from Los Angeles 22 June 2015

FRIENDS FAMILY MEDIA, LA COPA AMERICA ENTERS THE JUEGOS OCTAVOS AND IT IS A DO OR DIE. WHOMEVER WINS HERE PASSES ON TO THE QUARTER FINALS. ON THE MENU ARE BRAZIL, ARGENTINA, CHILE, COLOMBIA, PARAGUAY, BOLIVIA, PERU AND LASTLY URUGUAY. THE BRAZILIAN NEYMAR WAS SUSPENDED AND WILL NOT PLAY, BUT BRAZIL WILL STILL BE A POWERHOUSE. HOWEVER LIONEL MESSI, THE WORLD’S BEST SOCCER PLAYER  AND FOUR OTHER WORLD REKNOWNED ARGENTINIANS ARE IN. THOUGH CHILE, THE HOST TEAM MAY BE IN THE FINALS.

HOWEVER MY SYMPATHIES LIE  WITH BOLIVIA, WHICH FOR THE FIRST TME EVER HAS MADE THE OCTAVOS. WHY? BECAUSE BOLIVIA, A SMALL COUNTRY IN THE REBEL BLOC OF INDEPENDENT LATIN AMERICAN NATIONS AND LED BY EVO MORALES, THE SECOND INDIGENOUS PRESIDENT EVER IN LATIN AMERICA.  THE FIRST WAS THE ZAPOTEC INDIAN BENITO JUAREZ, WHO LED MEXICO AGINST THE IMPERIAL FRENCH OCCUPATION AND KICKED THE EUROPEANS ASS. TO THE CHAGRIN OF AMERICAN  CONSERVATIVES AND LIBERALS,IT IS  THE SAME THING THAT MORALES AND HIS MOVEMENT FOR SOCIALISM -MAS- HAS DONE TO THE US EMPIRE.

IT’S GOING TO BE DIFFICULT TO FOLLOW EVERY GAME, ESPECIALLY WITH ALL THE MOBILIZING AND MEDIA EVENTS FOR THE CALIFORNIA JULY 4TH MARCH TO RESCUE DAPA IN LA COMING UP. IT WILL BE FOLLOWED BY A COLECTIVE YOUTH FAST ON THE 8TH AT LA PLACITA. THEN A CIVIL DISOBEDIENCE IN FRONT OF THE LA FEDERAL COURT TO COINCIDE WITH THE HEARING IN TH 5TH CIRCUIT COURT OF APPEALS IN NEW ORLEANS. MORE, THE SENDING OF AN LA DELEGATION BY HERMANDAD MEXICANA TRANSNACIONAL TO NEW ORLEANS TO INUNDATE THE COURT WITH THE DEMAND ON THE CONSERVATIVE MAJORITY TO RULE AGAINST THE REPUBLICAN ULTRA RIGHT GOVERNORS AND FOR THE IMPLEMENTATION OF OBAMA’S 5 MILLION PEOPLE EXECUTIVE ORDER, KNOWN AS DAPA.

LASTLY A JULY 13 BENEFIT FESTIVAL FOR DAPA AND IMMIGRATION REFORM IS ALSO BEING ORGANIZED WITH LA SONORA SANTANERA NUEVA SANGRE, MARIACH FIESTA MEXICANA, SINGERS SANDY VALDIVIA AND MARGARITA LUNA, AND WITH MEXICAN LATINO DJ RUBEN MIRANDA OF LA RANCHERA RADIO AS “EL PADRINO OFTHE FIESTA SHOW” PLUS HUMBERTO LUNA BACKNG HIM IN THE MICROPHONES AS MCs. IT WILL BE AT LA FIESTA MEXICAN BAR & GRILL.

BACK TO FUTBOL. I HAVE NEVER SHARED THE FOLLOWING STORY WITH ALL MY ONLINE FRIENDS AND HERE IT GOES. TWO YEARS AFTER I IMMIGRATED TO LOS ANGELES, IN THE LAND OF OUR FOREFATHERS, I WAS PART OF THE FIRST TWO YOUTH SOCCER TEAMS IN THE HISTORY OF LOS ANGELES. THEY WERE SPONSORED BY THE PAISANO CLUB GUADALAJARA AND LA CASA DEL MEXICANO. WE FIRST FORMED THE GUADALAJARA JRs AND MOST OF THE TEAM WAS MADE UP OF IMMIGRANT STUDENTS FROM STEVENSON JR HIGH AND ALSO THE SPECIAL Mc DONNELL St. SCHOOL, LOCATED IN EAST LA. BOTH SCHOOLS, PLUS BELMONT HIGH SCHOOL, BECAME THE LABORATORY FOR THE FOUNDING OF THE ESL MASSIVE PROGRAM, INSTITUTED THRUGHOUT THE LA SCHOOL SYSTEM, INCLUDING ADULT EDUCATION.

I MUST TELL YOU, I AND MY BROTHER ANTONIO WERE FAST LEARNERS, BUT ANTONIO WAS FAR AHEAD OF HIS CLASS. BEFORE MIGRATING, HE HAD ALREADY GRADUATED FROM PATTERSON SCHOOL IN EL PASO, TEXAS. SINCE THE 6th GRADE IN LA REVOLUCION ELEMENTARY IN JUAREZ, HE SHOWED SIGNS AND DID BECOME THE ACADEMIC TRAILBLAZER IN THE FAMILY.

AND SO WE WERE THE ONLY MEXICAN TEAM IN THE LA SOCCER YOUTH LEAGUE THAT PLAYED AND REPRESENTED OUR PEOPLE AGAINST EUROPEAN IMMIGRANT TEAMS IN THE LATE 50s AND 60Ss. HOWEVER, MANY MORE IMMIGRANTS JOINED UP AND WE THEN FORMED “EL ATLAS” TEAM. WHAT A DIFFERENCE TIME AND THE IMMIGRANT DIASPORA MAKES. TODAY, LIKE EL 5 DE MAYO, SOCCER IS THE MAJOR FORCE IN THE PARKS, THE ELEMENTARY, MIDDLE AND HIGH SCHOLS ALL OVER CALIFORNIA. NO WONDER THE GRINGO ULTRA RIGHT IS AFRAID OF US, ZAZ

*Javier Rodriguez is a journalist, a blogger and a media and political strategist. A long time social activist, He was the initiator and directed the making of the 1.7 million historical immigration march in Los Angeles on March 25, 2006, as well as the May 1st 2006 Great American Boycott. Back in 1982-86, he directed the mass street mobilizations in LA that led up to the Amnesty Law IRCA of 1986; recently he co founded the LA Millions of Voices Coalition that on Sept. 22, 2013 organized one of the largest marches nationally for that year for Immigration Reform; this same group is now organizing a California July 4th March to Rescue DAPA and on July 10th a Civil Disobedience protest in front of the LA Federal Court.

A journalist, he traveled for 5 ½ months throughout Mexico in 2012, observing and writing about the country’s political process, the aftermath of a highly questioned presidential election, visited several war zones and his family in Coahuila, a state controlled by a corrupt PRI government and Drug Cartels; he also visited the State of Tabasco at the border with Guatemala, where the Central American migrants catch the train known as the “La Bestia-The Beast.” Between 1987 and 1996, his son Jesus, his nephew Jaramillo and his brother Jesus all fell victim to LA’s neighborhood violence. His blog is Larayueladejavier.wordpress.com;   bajolamiradejavierr@gmail.com

Primero%20de%20Mayo%202010%20018[1]BY JAVIER RODRIGUEZ LOS ANGELES  22 JUNE 2015

THE MAN WHO GAVE US BIRTH AND OUR NAME RODRIGUEZ. WAS BORN IN THE SOUTHERN FLANK OF THE MEXICAN STATE OF SINALOA, BORDERING WITH DURANGO IN THE HIGH SIERRA MADRE MOUNTAINS. WITH ONLY ONE YEAR OF SCHOOL, HE BECAME AN ORPHAN IN HIS EARLY CHILDHOOD.A HANDSOME MAN WHO ALWAYS WORE A STETSON HAT, HE WAS A HARD AND CREATIVE WORKER. HE LEARNED THE MINING TRADE AND BECAME AN ELECTED TRADE UNION LEADER IN THE TOWN OF BACIS, DURANGO ALSO IN THE HIGH SIERRA. THERE IN THE 30s, LIKE THE MAJORITY OF MEXICAN PEOPLE, HE FOLLOWED PRESIDENT GENERAL LAZARO CARDENAS AND HE TURNED INTO A PASSIONATE “CARDENISTA,” AND AS A UNION LEADER HE TRAVELED TO MEXICO CITY TO MEET WITH CARDENAS HIMSELF. SELF EDUCATED, HE WAS A TENACIOUS POLITICAL ACTIVIST AND HAD A HIGH SENSE OF HUMOR WHICH I BELIEVE ARE THE REAL ROOTS OF OUR POLITICAL CREATIVITY, OUR TENACITY AND SOCIAL CONSCIOUSNESS AS A FAMILY

WITH MY MOTHER ISABEL AND THE FIRST TWO OF NINE CHILDREN, JOSE AND JACOBO, IN 1938, THE YEAR OF THE NATIONALIZATION OF MEXICO’S OIL RESERVES, HE TOOK THE FAMILY OUT OF THE PROVINCE ON HORSEBACK, WHICH, AT THAT TIME, WAS THE MAIN TRANSPORTATION FOR THE POOR. THEY LANDED IN THE CITY OF DURANGO WHERE HE HAD FAMILY. EXACTLY WHEN, I AM NOT CERTAIN, BUT THE FAMILY MADE ITS WAY TO TORREON, COAHUILA. WHERE SEVERAL OF US WERE BORN. HE ALSO MADE SURE OUR GRANDMOTHER AND MY MOTHER’S SIBLINGS FOLLOWED AND JOINED US. UNEQUIVOCALLY HE WAS A PROVIDER WITH STRONG FAMILY VALUES AND BELIEVED IN FAMILY UNITY.

TO REITERATE, AMAZINGLY, HE BECAME SELF EDUCATED, READ PROFUSELY AND CARRIED THE RED BOOK OF MARX AND ENGELS, THE COMMUNIST MANIFESTO, WHICH HE SLEPT WITH IT ON HIS BEDSIDE. ADDITIONALLY IN TORREON HE BECAME A MEMBER OF THE SINDICATO METALURGICO-METAL WORKERS UNION, A MEMBER OF THE COMMUNIST PARTY, A RAILROAD INSPECTOR, WORKED AS A MEMBER OF THE JUDICIAL POLICE, BOUGHT A HOME, OPENED UP A SMALL GROCERY STORE AND LATER A CHAIR FACTORY. HE SOLD THE BUSINESS AND THEN BOUGHT TWO TRUCKS TO TRANSPORT WOOD FROM DURANGO TO TORREON. IN THE 11 YEARS IN COAHUILA, HE WAS NON STOP. THERE’S A PHOTO OF HIM IN A POLITICAL BANQUET IN THE COMPANY OF PRESIDENT CARDENAS WHICH MUST HAVE BEEN IN THE FORTIES, IN TORREON. HE WAS ALWAYS ARMED AND THE STORIES ABOUND OF HIM, AT TIMES ARRIVING HOME, ACTUALLY BEING FOLLOWED BY POLITICAL ENEMIES THAT ENDED IN SHOOTOUTS IN FRONT OF OUR LARGE HOME. I DO RECALL THE TIMES HE WOULD PRACTICE SHOOTING AND ALSO TEACH OUR OLDEST BROTHERS THE ART OF SHOOTING WITH HIS 45 CALIBER, IN THE LONG PATIO OF THE HOUSE AND THE TARGET WAS A LARGE THREE FOOT ROCK.

A NONE SEDENTARY, IN 1948 HE TRAVELED NORTH TO JUAREZ, CHIHUAHUA TO ESTABLISH A BASE AND A YEAR LATER HE IMMIGRATED THE REST OF US. THERE I HAVE KEPT SOME BEAUTIFUL AND PLEASANT MEMORIES OF HIM AND MY MOTHER. WHEN WE LANDED IN JUAREZ BY TRAIN HE WAS WAITING FOR US AT THE TRAIN STATION. HE RENTED, NOT A TRUCK, BUT A HORSE BUGGY AND FROM THE EASTERN PART OF THE CITY WE GOT OUR FIRST TOUR, ALL THE WAY TO THE WESTERN END OF JUAREZ, TO “LA COLONIA ARROYO COLORADO,” THEN THE POOREST NEIGHBORHOOD IN TOWN. BUT AS I SAID, HE WAS TENACIOUS. IT WASN’T LONG BEFORE HE LEFT A CARETAKER JOB AND BEGAN TO EXPORT BEEF TO EL PASO TEXAS AND AT THE SAME TIME, HE ALSO IMPORTED THE COVETED AMERICAN GROCERIES. HE MOVED US TWO BLOCKS DOWN TO A LARGER HOME BY THE ARROYO -THE STREAM- AND SOON HE BOUGHT A LATE MODEL BLACK AUTOMOBILE.

I WAS A FAVORITE SON AND BOTH OF MY PARENTS ALWAYS HAD ME BY THEIR SIDE. BECAUSE IT WAS THE GOLDEN YEARS OF MEXICAN CINEMA, EL CINE DE ORO IT WAS CALLED, I SPECIALLY ENJOYED GOING TO THE MOVIES WITH THEM. HE ALWAYS SENT ME TO GO AND BUY THE NEWSPAPER “EL FRONTERIZO” AND HE TAUGHT ME TO READ BEYOND THE ENTERTAINMENT AND SPORTS SECTIONS. SO AS A CHILD, I ALWAYS TURNED TO THE FRONT SECTION AND LEARNED TO DISTINGUISH THE LOCAL, NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL NEWS FROM REST, AS I STILL DO IN THE PRESENT. MOST IMPORTANT HE TAUGHT ME THE MEANING OF COMPASSION AND SOLIDARITY, AS WE ALWAYS HAD EXTENDED FAMILY AND FRIENDS LIVING WITH US AND HE NEVER REFUSED A PLATE OF FOOD TO IMMIGRANTS THAT KNOCKED ON OUR DOOR IN JUAREZ.

I’LL LIVE IT HERE PAPA. HAPPY BELATED FATHER’S DAY.

THIS BRIEF NARRATION OF HIS LIFE IS DEDICATED TO HIS MEMORY, TO THE CLOSE TO 100 IMMEDIATE RODRIGUEZ FAMILY AND TO THE 500 PLUS EXTENDED FAMILY MEMBERS AND BRANCHES OF MY FATHER’S BLOOD LINE WHO REMEMBER HIS HUMOR. I APOLOGIZED FOR NOT POSTING HIS PICTURE, I DON’T HAVE ONE HERE IN BOYLE HEIGHTS AND ALL MY FAMILY HISTORY ARCHIVES ARE IN LAKE FOREST WITH MY DAUGHTER. ZAZ

*Javier Rodriguez is a journalist, a blogger and a media and political strategist. A long time social activist, He was the initiator and directed the making of the 1.7 million historical immigration march in Los Angeles on March 25, 2006, as well as the May 1st 2006 Great American Boycott. Back in 1982-86, he directed the mass street mobilizations in LA that led up to the Amnesty Law IRCA of 1986; recently he co founded the LA Millions of Voices Coalition that on Sept. 22, 2013 organized one of the largest marches nationally for that year for Immigration Reform; this same group is now organizing a California July 4th March to Rescue DAPA and on July 10th a Civil Disobedience protest in front of the LA Federal Court.

A journalist, he traveled for 5 ½ months throughout Mexico in 2012, observing and writing about the country’s political process, the aftermath of a highly questioned presidential election, visited several war zones and his family in Coahuila, a state controlled by a corrupt PRI government and Drug Cartels; he also visited the State of Tabasco at the border with Guatemala, where the Central American migrants catch the train known as the “La Bestia-The Beast.” Between 1987 and 1996, his son Jesus, his nephew Jaramillo and his brother Jesus all fell victim to LA’s neighborhood violence. His blog is Larayueladejavier.wordpress.com;   bajolamiradejavierr@gmail.com

THE 5 MILLION PEOPLE VICTORY IS IN DANGER, WE MUST TAKE THE STREETS ONCE AGAIN.

 

The 9th Federal Appeals Court Panel, controlled by right wing judges, has ruled against DAPA and DACA

In the struggle to implement the Executive Action DAPA and DACA, signed by President Obama to protect 5 million immigrants in the United States, on May 25th we lost another battle. The conservative controlled Federal Court of Appeals Panel for the 9th Circuit decided in favor of the Republican lawsuit against the implementation of DAPA and DACA. The political reality now is, in the judicial court battle there are only two steps left. One, on July 6, the full court of the same 9th District will hold a hearing to hear arguments pro and con on the Republican lawsuit. Two, if we lose again the Department of Justice lawyers will appeal to the Supreme Court, controlled also by conservatives 5-4, and the latter will probably reach a decision by mid-2016, right in the height of the presidential campaign.
Last year in November, immediately after President Obama signed the historic DAPA-DACA Executive Action order, designed to embrace an estimated 5 million immigrants, almost half of the 12 million undocumented Americans living in the dark of the national shadows, and which was to be implemented this May 2015, I wrote a blog piece titled “A FIVE MILLION PEOPLE VICTORY” and I pointed out, “The awaited Presidential Executive Action is now a reality and an estimated 5 million immigrants in the US are now protected for three years and the only thing that can reverse the presidential decree, would be if the  right wing  congress appeals to the Supreme Court to declare the Executive Action as unconstitutional. If not, we the people have a presidential protection that will last many years, similar to the ones signed by other presidents. https://larayueladejavier.wordpress.com/2014/11/23/a-5-million-people-victory/.

I was right about the Republican Congress but I didn’t see Texas and the 26 Republican governors heading the lawsuit.

Make no mistake, it is clear the ruling against the progressive Obama immigration relief was a political decision made by a majority of federal judges appointed by former Republican Presidents Reagan and Bush. This, even though the other judge, appointed by Barack Obama, in his minority decision, intellectually swept the floor with the conservative judges and in doing so supported the position of the Department of Justice, that immigration relief is imminent and constitutional. To reiterate once more, it was a shameful political decision influenced by the scent of xenophobia.

This week there were press events in approximately 30 cities nationally and it was a good immediate response. However, it is also a matter of record that this year, there has not been a massive participation of the immigrant and 55 million Latinos in the streets, at the level of hundreds of thousands, to put real effective political heat on the courts and the judicial system. YES, THE MASS POLITICAL PRESSURE ON THE STREETS OF DOZENS OR HUNDREDS OF CITIES TO STOP THE REPUBLICAN FEDERAL LAWSUIT AGAINST DAPA AND DACA IS MISSING. THEREFORE, A MEETING has been scheduled, for leaders in the region of Southern California, on Monday June 1, to initiate discussion and plan a GREAT MOBILIZATION FOR SATURDAY 4TH OF JULY, two days before the next 9th Circuit hearing. The meeting place and time in a central LA location, to be announced.      Friends, colleagues, brothers and sisters, we are at a crossroads. It is a critical situation that, as you well know, affects the future of 5 million of our people, and with Republican and extreme right wing majorities in the upcoming two federal courts, there is no certainty that we will win judicially. So your presence as a recognized leader, is urgently needed once again. DO NOT ALLOW THE PERPETUALLY DIVIDED OLD GUARD IN THE LA IMMIGRANT RIGHTS MOVEMENT -WHICH, THIS LAST MAY DAY DISPLAYED THE IMPOTENCE OF NOT HAVING THE PULSE OF THE PEOPLE BY ONCE AGAIN, STAGING 6 PATHETICALLY SMALL DIVIDED MARCHES- TO UNCREATIVELY LEAD THIS STAGE OF THE PROCESS.

To you the DREAMers, with all the due respect to your accomplishments, this is a golden  opportunity to learn from the historical elders of this movement on the skills to galvanize, mobilize and motivate unto the streets, the 4-5 million undocumented Americans and residents of California, of which 1 million live in Los Angeles,. Perhaps if you dream and the potential vision arises, you will move 100,000 dreamers for this next mega march. This, in effect, would become the largest special contingent in our history, after the Immigrant Spring of 2006, when hundreds of thousands of High School students walked out of their schools in Southern California and throughout the Southwestern states on March 24 and 26, April 15 and on Monday

May 1st for the Great American Boycott. It’s all there in the LA Times, La Opinion, the shelves of the TV networks and Wikipedia. Just Google it.

But more important, if we are successful, it could throw the Republican lawsuit into the trash bin of history and pave the way for the defeat of the far right in November 2016. This added historical accomplishments could form part of your curriculum of activism and leadership in defense and empowerment of the people. You won’t be the first.

To give you a view into the mind of Bert Corona, the historical founder and mentor of this movement in the late sixties and seventies, his last radical years: He was  born in El Paso, Texas and as son of a Military Commander under Pancho Villa, he lived the tail end of the Mexican Revolution; He moved to California with a USC basketball scholarship and lived the Great Depression and the 1 million repatriations of not only immigrants but also their US citizens sons and daughters; Along with Emma Tenayuca, a Guatemalteca immigrant and communist labor leader, and Josefina Fierro, the lead female actress in “Salt of the Earth” and later deported, he co-founded the first coalitions of the early-mid 20th century movement, in our historical lands; He lived and fought in the 2nd World War and he saw the coming and worked with the hundreds of thousands of braceros that replaced American workers in the forties; He organized during the infamous Operation Wetback of the 50s and the deportation of 2 million; And he co-founded CASA-MAPA with immigrant and labor leaders Humberto Camacho and Soledad Alatorre, which is the most important pre-cursor organization of immigrants; In September 1974 he revived Hermandad Mexicana Nacional, which unfortunately after his death in 2003, divided into 3 factions. No different than your movement. Next week, I believe, it’s the anniversary of his 97th birthday

If you have any doubts or questions about the proven political effects of the mass struggle for the causes of the people in our country or anywhere in the world,  I suggest you see “SELMA” the movie or you read my last blog/article titled “MAY DAY ECLIPSED BY DIVISONS,” published in FACEBOOK, LINKEDIN, AZTLANETWORK.COM, LatinoREDNetwork.Com, OccupyLA.Org, NAIR.Org, and https://larayueladejavier.wordpress.com/2015/05/08/may-day-in-los-angeles-eclipsed-by-divisions/, etc., or write me at bajolamiradejavier@yahoo.com or call me 213-446-0228.

A side note for all my friends and family on my health recovery, my legs are about 80% recovered. For months, since the two hip replacement surgeries and since my Kaiser Doctor Chivas gave me the green light to gradually exercise, I have been lifting weights and presently I am doing approximately 2600 weight repetitions, including legs. I have also begun to increase the weight to respectable levels and TRUST ME, I am recovering my body and have a lot more respect for it because it’s part of me. Although, I am on part time job activity I also have a heathier diet.

 

*Javier Rodriguez is a blogger and a media and political strategist. A long time social activist, he is co-founder of the Millions of Voices Coalition in LA that on Sept. 22, 2013 organized one of the largest marches with thousands of people in Downtown LA for Immigration Reform; He was also the initiator and directed the making of the 1.7 million historical immigration march in Los Angeles on March 25, 2006, as well as the May 1st 2006 Great American Boycott;

Back in 1982-86, he directed the mass street mobilizations in LA that led up to the Amnesty Law IRCA of 1986; a journalist, he traveled for 5 ½ months throughout Mexico in 2012, observing and writing about the country’s political process, the aftermath of a highly questioned presidential election, visited several war zones and his family, as well as the State of Tabasco at the border with Guatemala, where the Central American migrants catch the train they call “La Bestia-The Beast.” Between 1987 and 1996, his son Jesus, his nephew Jaramillo and his brother Jesus all fell victim to neighborhood violence in the area. His blog is Larayueladejavier.wordpress.combajolamiradejavier@yahoo.com.

ZAZ COMMUNICATIONS

PRESS STATEMENT

By Javier Rodriguez                    Los Angeles                   20 may 2015

“If we stop families from being deported, we open the doors for our country to be invaded by immigrants, one person at a time. Our pockets are being picked and innocent people are being killed by illegal aliens and hurt and robbed and beaten and raped by criminal foreign nationals that are in our country. Most undocumented immigrants are 130-pound drug runners with calves the size of cantaloupes.

They’re going to be dependent on welfare and handouts and hence will be dependent on the Democratic Party for their livelihoods. These immigrants just come here for easy acquisition of public support through welfare programs.”

And here is the catch, “The impending new Latino majority in the U.S. (which will happen soon because of course immigrants are more fertile than native-born Americans) is dangerous – they could conduct an ethnic cleansing.People for the American Way

TRUST ME YOU WANT READ THIS FAR RIGHT PIECE BELOW. IT WILL BOIL YOUR BLOOD WITH AND YOU WILL WANT TO ACT EFFECTIVELY WITH ALL YOUR STRENGTH AGAINST THE REPUBLICANS.

WHY BECAUSE, WITHOUT EXCEPTIONS, THEY WILL ONCE AGAIN USE THE PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGN AS A RABID ANTI LATINO AND ANTI IMMIGRANT PLATFORM AND THIS TIME, THEY ARE STARTING EARLIER.

WHAT CAN WE DO?

YOU CAN DEMAND THROUGH THE LATINO, PROGRESSIVE AND MAINSTREAM MEDIA NETWORKS, YOUR CHURCHES, UNIONS AND ORGANIZATIONS, THAT THE OLD GUARD OF LEADERS OF THE IMMIGRATION REFORM MOVEMENT, ESPECIALLY IN LOS ANGELES, STOP THEIR DUMB FOUNDED DIVISIONS BY SIGNING A LONG TERM UNITY COVENANT,-DATED JUNE 2015 TO NOVEMBER 2016- AND CALL FOR A REAL ROUND OF UNIFIED STREET DEMONSTRATIONS IN THE HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS, IN EVERY MAJOR CITY, TO PRESSURE THE CONSERVATIVE 9TH DISTRICT FEDERAL APPEALS COURT TO REJECT THE FAR RIGHT REPUBLICAN LAWSUIT AND ALLOW THE 5 MILLION PRESIDENTIAL EXECUTIVE ACTION TO BE IMPLEMENTED IMMEDIATELY.

IF THE 55 MILLION LATINOS AND IMMIGRANTS IN AMERICA SEE AN TRUE TRANSPARENT UNIFICATION OF THE MOVEMENT, -NOT WHAT THEY’VE SEEN ON MAY DAY INTHE LAST THREE YEARS- THE NATIONAL MOBILIZATIONS COULD SERVE AS THE STARTING POINT TOWARDS THE PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION OF 2016.

AND IF ANY OF THE LEADERS DON’T MOVE TO UNIFY, DEMAND THEIR RESIGNATION,

ZAZ, JAVIER    

Randy Borntrager Political Director, People for the American Way

GOP: President Obama’s Out to Destroy Our Nation through His Executive Actions on Immigration

Posted: 05/19/2015 11:37 am EDT Updated: 05/19/2015 1:59 pm EDT

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On May 19, part of President Obama’s executive actions to keep DREAMers and families from being deported was supposed to go into effect, but they’ve been temporarily blocked because of a lawsuit brought on by anti-immigrant Republicans. This week, immigration groups and progressive organizations across the country are rallying in support of the President’s executive actions.

After reading so many anti-Obama, anti-immigrant screeds, I began to wonder, what if all the Right’s most extreme rhetoric came together in one place. Behold! The ultimate anti-immigrant op-ed, brought to you by the Republican Party and their extremist base! Included are actual statements from GOP leaders and activists like Former Governor Jeb Bush, Representative Steve King (IA), and anti-immigrant leader William Gheen.

President Obama’s Out to Destroy Our Nation Through His Executive Actions on Immigration

President Obama’s lawless executive actions on immigration that protect DREAMers and families from deportation are an insult to the American people. Obama is acting like a Latin American dictator, King George, a tyrant, and Putin, abusing his power to promote his nefarious agenda.

This literally could be the death of the Republic. The executive actions could cause our country to descend abruptly into an abyss that we have never seen in the history of this country. Or at the least, the executive actions will turn us into a lawless third-world nation. Our Constitution will certainly be torn asunder.

If we stop families from being deported, we open the doors for our country to be invaded by immigrants, one person at a time. Our pockets are being picked and innocent people are being killed by illegal aliens and hurt and robbed and beaten and raped by criminal foreign nationals that are in our country. Most undocumented immigrants are 130-pound drug runners with calves the size of cantaloupes.

They’re going to be dependent on welfare and handouts and hence will be dependent on the Democratic Party for their livelihoods. These immigrants just come here for easy acquisition of public support through welfare programs. They’re rushing over here because they’ve heard there’s a bowl of food just across the border. And once they’re here, they’ll raid the Social Security system and lie about their work history.

The impending new Latino majority in the U.S. (which will happen soon because of course immigrants are more fertile than native-born Americans) is dangerous – they could conduct an ethnic cleansing.

We can’t stand idly by as the President does this – he’s not above the law and above the Constitution. The Senate should not confirm a single nominee—executive or judicial—outside of vital national security positions, so long as the illegal amnesty persists. We could also shut down the government again!

But that’s not enough. We have a constitutional duty to stop this runaway, imperial presidency – should we impeach Obama? And at some point, we have to evaluate whether the president’s conduct aids or abets, encourages, or entices foreigners to unlawfully cross into the United States. That has a five-year in-jail penalty associated with it. We must also start talking about treason. Obama’s action certainly is an act of treason because it’s aiding and abetting the enemies of America and giving them comfort and aid.

So let’s arrest the president of the United States! If not, there could be civil war.

To see even more anti-immigrant, anti-Obama rhetoric from the GOP – and who’s saying what – check out People for the American Way’s recent memos on this issue.

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