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Latino Activists: Reeling Economy Fuels Nativism

By Hatewatch Staff on September 23, 2008 - 8:51 am, Posted in Uncategorized

Armando Navarro, coordinator of the National Alliance for Human Rights, expressed concern that economic turmoil will spur anti-immigrant policies akin to “Operation Wetback,” a mass deportation program enacted during the Eisenhower Administration.
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  • the Great Southern Trendkill

    Even when there’s doom and gloom in the economy. There has been fewer illegal crossings at the border. Few have planned to return to their homelands in spite of economic devastation. With lack of jobs and job growth, they’ve become famaliar with this dire situation in their own countries from which they came.

  • Mr. GENO”88″(cyde)

    Its possible. One has to look at the immigration policies in AZ as an example. And how it is enacted to control illegal immigration in that state. Many of the anti-immigration legislatures implemented therein and signed into law were created by Neo-Cons (Aryan Supremacists symphathizers). To cite one good example, is the “Employer Sanctions Law” that bars employers from knowly hiring illegal aliens. This Bill which went into effect on Jan. 1, 2008 in AZ, was sponsored by that Neo-Nazi a**-kisser Rep. Russell Pearce(R-Mesa) who has known ties to local White Supremacists elements such as the leader of the local NSM chapter former Republitoon committeeman J.T. Ready. Which is all documented by local A.P.`s.

    Yeah, its possible there could be another “Operation Wetback” type of operation. Maricopa County is already seeing this form program that shares all the chararistics of such operations under the tyrant Sheriff joe Arpaio, with his dubious “crime suppresion sweeps”. Other states are looking to follow AZ`s lead. Because of the failures of Immigration Reform on this Bush Adminstration`s inaction lead to such individual states to enact such programs…..