Please do not Confuse Dr.. King’s Life and Death with Immigration Reform
Fifty years after Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his historic call for racial equality in the March on Washington, immigration reform activists are seizing on his “moral tone” in their fight for laws easing a pathway to citizenship.
Hey! I was there and I can assure you that a pathway to citizenship or immigration reform was the last thing that was in the forefront of people’s minds.
“At the core, we are talking about the same thing,” says Clarissa Martinez de Castro, the director of immigration policy for Hispanic civil rights organization National Council of La Raza. “This is a conversation about the value of a person. It was the core of the conversation then, and it is the core of the conversation now.”
It seems as though members of her coalition – meaning those who dabble in illicit pharmaceuticals, you know cartels, corruption, pay to play, and the unsightly Ponzi schemes always want to co-mingle the issues. It never ceases to amaze us how special interest groups will break any law even to the slightest to get their point across.
In lieu of a person who gave his own life for civil rights and to correct a nation from some of the extreme malfeasance steps admittedly guilty of and then some. This new initiative comes as immigration reform passed by the Senate remains stalled in the House where the leadership is showing far more discretion. House leaders in the lower chamber have indicated that they want a “step-by-step” approach that appears unlikely to include the hallmark of the Senate bill: a path to citizenship for undocumented immigrants.
The yearning for full citizenship is one that black Americans understand deeply, says Wade Henderson, the president and CEO of the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights.
“African Americans understand the inherent power in citizenship,” Henderson said on a conference call for reporters organized by civil rights and immigration activists in advance of the March on Washington anniversary.
“As a community we are especially sensitive to issues involving incorporating individuals into the American system that don’t provide full citizenship,” he added.
Predicated upon that alone, Mr. Henderson appears to be a person of knowledge based on understanding. The entire civil rights movement in 1868 which of course spawned the 13, 14, and 15th Amendments was based on the Dred Scott decision from the U.S. Supreme Court.
“We sometimes get lost in those arguments for and against immigration reform,” he said. “What Dr. King did in 1963 was envision a moral future and a moral gap between the reality in America at the time and the moral future he envisioned.”
Please be aware that the Illinois House Representative Luis Gutierrez who muttered the above quote has got to be the sleaziest, word manipulator, that ever walked. It comes as no surprise that he calls Illinois his district.
Advocates are quick to say that their push should not come at the expense of other ongoing efforts by the black community like addressing voting rights, economic inequality, and law enforcement practices like New York City’s “stop and frisk.”
Citing the Supreme Court’s recent ruling on the Voting Rights Act as a major setback for minorities, Martinez de Castro argues that the immigration movement is a continuation of King’s vision, she says, but the door is far from closed on the past era. Let it be illustrated just how stupid this Martinez de Castro is openly.
“Fifty years ago, Dr. King marched on Washington for the rights of those that were marginalized and suffering and oppressed to end segregation for equality,” says Rev. Samuel Rodriguez, the president of the National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference.
Americans saw what Rev. Samuel Rodriguez was talking about. No moral individual could have witnessed Selma, Montgomery, Los Angeles, Watts, New York City, and Chicago (naming just a few) and the horrendous treatment that most blacks were subjected too. Moreover,Martinez de Castro argues that the immigration reform movement is a continuation of Dr. King’s vision. Here is something that these idiotic advocates in favor of a Pathway to Citizenship need to understand: Blacks were brought to this nation in most cases against their will — regardless of whether they were prisoner’s of tribal warfare, or those intermittently found in a rough spot — most of African’s did not want to sojourn around the earth in nothing but a cork and endure the slavery and treatment they received after the Civil War, Civil Rights Act of 1868, and again in the 1960s.