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Audio: Dolores Huerta on Justice for Immigrants

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At age 75, Dolores Huerta—the mother of the United Farm Workers movement—serves as president of the Dolores Huerta Foundation, which educates on public policy issues affecting immigrants, women, and youth. As an advocate for immigrant workers rights, Dolores has been arrested 22 times for non-violent peaceful union activities. In 1998, Dolores received the United States Presidential Eleanor D. Roosevelt Human Rights Award from President Clinton. On May 3, 2007, she addressed 2,500 women at the New York Women’s Foundation on the need for comprehensive immigration reform.

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wayne

posted May 9, 2007 at 5:39 pm


Amen!



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jerry

posted May 9, 2007 at 11:23 pm


and amen. a wonderful, active woman who practices what she preaches. who wouldn’t be for justice for immigrants. she does not advocate amnesty for illegal aliens. ceasar chavez was also skeptal about illegal aliens. immigrant citizens and guest workers have every right to justice.



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wayne

posted May 10, 2007 at 3:18 am


Ceasar stood against the braseros, who were legally imported to reduce labor costs. In fact he was against unfair labor practices, not immigrants. Todays situation has little if any likeness to what was happening then.



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Donny

posted May 10, 2007 at 3:15 pm


Immigration reform should not include citizens of other countries living in America.Guest” worker programs. Mexicans are Mexicans and Americans are Americans. As well as any other different citizen of any other different country. End the birth-citizenship “law” and let Mexicans and their offspring live in Mexico. Obviously they love that country so much. Look at how the Mexican flag is so proudly displayed? Since they will not speak english and do not desire to “be” Americans, let them live in “their” country and work here. No need for “American” programs to apply to citizens of other countries either. If “Mexicans” need health care, or money for social programs let “Mexico” supply it. Since the money being made by foreign workers is going to their country of origin and citizenship anyway, let their country deal with the future and current needs of their citizens. By the way, why can’t Mexico provide for Mexicans if the country is so great? Is it too much to ask that “Mexicans” be respectful to America and Americans and speak english? In Mexico NO special rights sre provided to english speaking people.



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Don

posted May 10, 2007 at 10:06 pm


Donny:Porque tiene Ud. tanto miedo? Hasta luego,



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neuro_nurse

posted May 10, 2007 at 11:12 pm


You agree not to disrupt or interfere with discussions, forums, or other community functions. Disruptive behavior may include posting in a language other than English without providing an accurate English translation Beliefnet Rules of Conduct http://www.beliefnet.com/about/rules.asp Watch out Don, they won t delete Donny s posts, but they will delete yours! “Esto peccator, et pecca fortiter; sed fortius crede et gaude in Christo, qui victor est peccati, mortis et mundi. Peccandum est quam diu sic sumus; vita haec non est habitatio justitiae.” “Be a sinner and sin strongly; but yet more strongly believe and rejoice in Christ, who is the conqueror of sin, death and the world. So long as we are as we are, there must be sinning; this life is not the dwelling place of righteousness.” Martin Luther Peace!



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Don

posted May 10, 2007 at 11:34 pm


Oops, you are right. I wrote it in Spanish as an ironic reply to Donny’s statement that Mexicans should speak English. If so, then maybe Americans shouldn’t speak Spanish. The translation: Donny, why do you have so much fear? Peace,



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neuro_nurse

posted May 11, 2007 at 12:45 am


Hispanics Now Largest U.S. Minority Census: Now 37 Million Latinos In U.S., Versus 36 Million Blacks http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2003/01/21/national/main537369.shtml Changing Faiths: Latinos and the Transformation of American Religion http://pewhispanic.org/reports/report.php?ReportID=75 How much can a xenophobe bear?



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neuro_nurse

posted May 11, 2007 at 1:32 am


“Mexicans are Mexicans and Americans are Americans. As well as any other different citizen of any other different country.” Actually, to the rest of the world, Mexicans are Americans, Canadians are Americans, Peruvians are Americans, Bolivians are Americans, Brazilians are Americans, Venezuelans are Americans



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neuro_nurse

posted May 11, 2007 at 1:36 am


Donny | 05.10.07 – 9:20 amBTW, is there any Biblical basis for your rant?



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Don

posted May 11, 2007 at 2:24 am


Neuro_nurse wrote: “Actually, to the rest of the world, Mexicans are Americans, Canadians are Americans, Peruvians are Americans, Bolivians are Americans, Brazilians are Americans, Venezuelans are Americans ” Quite corrrect. The folks in El Salvador call themselves “Americans” or “Central Americans” (in addition to “Salvadorans”). To them, we are “North Americans.” Peace,



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neuro_nurse

posted May 11, 2007 at 4:58 am


Several times when I ve identified myself as an American, I ve been asked, Yes, but which country?



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neuro_nurse

posted May 11, 2007 at 4:59 am


erratum: several times *while traveling overseas*



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canucklehead

posted May 12, 2007 at 5:08 am


Several times when I ve identified myself as an American, I ve been asked, Yes, but which country? neuro_nurse Our Dept of Foreign Affairs always tells Canadians traveling abroad to prominently display the Maple Leaf (flag) on their baggage, backpack, hats, earlobes, eyelashes, etc. – that drum was really pounded for a year or two after 9/11



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canucklehead

posted May 12, 2007 at 5:10 am


My, doesn’t Donny’s last post simply overflow with the compassion of Jesus. Woops, forgot, Jesus wasn’t an American. Or was he?



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neuro_nurse

posted May 13, 2007 at 5:51 pm


“Our Dept of Foreign Affairs always tells Canadians traveling abroad to prominently display the Maple Leaf ” I’ve tried to pass myself off as Canadian – pre-9/11 – but I couldn’t pull it off.



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