Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Honoring Cesar Chavez Necessitates Fighting Illegal Immigration

By Numbers USA, Oct 04, 2012

CNS News reports that President Obama will take part in an Oct. 8 ceremony establishing a national monument honoring the late Cesar Chavez, the founder of the United Farm Workers union. What’s ironic about Obama’s gesture is that he will likely compare Chavez’ struggle for farm worker rights to the movement to bestow rights (and citizenship) on illegal aliens when Chavez was, in fact, an adamant opponent of illegal immigration.

Obama, of course, is hoping to spur Hispanic and union voters to re-elect him but one can’t help feeling that this is a cynical attempt to re-write history to suit his needs. If he truly meant to honor Chavez, he would enforce the immigration laws designed to keep cheap, illegal labor from displacing citizens and legal residents.

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