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Wednesday, December 20, 2006

Welcome To The Glorious Socialist Paradise Of Los Angeles

The reeducation camps are right this way...
Declaration of Los Angeles

A project of the Pacific Southwest Region of the Anti-Defamation League


Security precautions are necessary to protect the integrity of the United States border and the well-being of the American people. The United States has every right as a sovereign nation to control its border and immigration policies. However, immigration policy must also take into consideration and strive to protect civil and human rights of immigrants.

In response to the alleged threat that undocumented persons pose to American society, unauthorized vigilante civilian groups have formed to put pressure on the U.S. government.

These groups, which have conducted their own unauthorized patrols along the United States-Mexico border, use anti-immigrant and xenophobic rhetoric to exploit mainstream fears of unchecked immigration, especially Latino immigration.

Anti-immigration rhetoric also is used to promote a message of intolerance of undocumented persons and of Latinos in general.

Vigilante civilian patrol groups are usually armed during their border patrols, creating the potential for violence and creating an atmosphere of fear and lawlessness.

Members of hate groups, such as neo-Nazi and white supremacist groups, have expressed support for civilian patrol and anti-immigration groups, through participation in patrols, protests and rallies.

Although there is a continued risk of terrorists and criminals misusing the immigration system to illegally enter the United States, a safe and secure border cannot be achieved through civilian vigilantism.

Coordinated efforts by federal, state and local law enforcement officials are necessary to monitor the activities of civilian border patrols and extremist groups in order to maintain safety and public order and to protect human and civil rights.

Anti-immigration and anti-Latino rhetoric ignores the valuable economic and cultural contributions these groups have made to American society for hundreds of years.


Based on the foregoing recitals, the Pacific Southwest Region of the Anti-Defamation League, together with the undersigned concerned members of the Los Angeles community, call upon local, state and federal government officials to do the following, when crafting immigration policy which affects the US-Mexico border:

1. Recognize and protect the basic human rights of immigrants.

2. Support human rights and the humane treatment of undocumented persons as part of the tradition of fighting intolerance and bias.

3. Recognize and publicly denounce xenophobia and anti-immigrant bias as having no place in United States' immigration policy.

4. Monitor and respond to extremist groups who advocate bigotry or racism, armed citizen response, vigilantism in any form, violence or any other tactic that subverts the democratic process.

5. Hold to the highest standards of human rights and dignity all law enforcement and judicial processes that relate to deportation, detention and immigration status.

6. Recognize the need for a safe and secure United States.


December 13, 2006


Pacific Southwest Region of the Anti-Defamation League

ACLU of Southern California

American Jewish Committee

American Jewish Congress

Archdiocese of Los Angeles

Asian Pacific American Legal Center

Bet Tzedek Legal Services

Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights of Los Angeles

Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation

Gay and Lesbian Center Legal Services Department

Korean American Coalition

LA Center for Law and Justice

League of United Latin American Citizens

Mexican American Legal Defense and Education Fund

National Council Jewish Women Los Angeles Section

Progressive Jewish Alliance

Public Counsel Law Center

South Asian Network
While the lunatic left obsess over Minutemen "hunting" tasty and delicious migrants on our Southern border, I worry about the lunatic left hunting down Minutemen and eliminating American freedoms in the name of "tolerance" and "diversity."

The first step down that road is to demonize the Minutemen, which this "declaration" does in spades. Though the lunatic left accuses us, me of demonizing "immigrants," the stories we cover on this blog all come from the newspapers, which I think most people would agree are not bastions of right wing fascism (of course when I say most what I really mean is 'sane'). Or from our observation, usually accompanied by video or photos of stories the MSM evinces no interest in.

While they make an endless stream of accusation and recrimination that can only be backed up with their own fevered imagination as, well, these events they allege have never happened. Or, they see the defense of this country, conducted lawfully, by her people as being something sinister. They are entitled to their opinions no matter how wrong they may be, or how much it makes them appear like little girls shrieking at spiders, but it doesn't make them right.

Things like this concern me because historically it is the left that gets crazy and starts killing people. This declaration looks like a good start down that road.

H/T Rick B and ABP

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