March 26, 2003
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From: Barbara Coe firstname.lastname@example.org:
I was shocked to read this article ("Aid is called core of new Hispanic center GOP-backed : office's aim is to help immigrants find services, officials say," By Courtney Perkes, Orange County Register, March 22, 2003). Let's face it, the word "immigrant" here stands for "illegal aliens." Does the GOP now stand for "Greatest Of Panderers" willing to give BILLIONS MORE of our tax dollars to "reward" lawbreakers in exchange for BOTH their fraud vote AND cheap labor???
Also, did those of you who supported Prop 187 (which denied tax- funded benefits to illegal aliens a.k.a. criminals), realize that you had "tarnished" the GOP image?
If Mr. Dykema and his multi-millionaire Lincoln Club buddies wish to subsidize the every need of the even more illegal aliens (which could include violent criminals, drug smugglers and even terrorists) they are welcoming into our communities by this gesture, perhaps he might wish to provide his and the Lincoln Club's address so these illegals can apply for their "free" benefits (which law-abiding citizens are denied) in person and THEY can shell out THEIR cold hard cash!
Do I stand alone on this as just "stupid me" or are there others out there who want the GOP to be a beacon for all loyal Americans who believe "this is a nation of law" and have the courage to enforce our immigration laws rather than bow down to the demands of a hostile foreign government and their lawbreakers?
(" AID IS CALLED CORE OF NEW HISPANIC CENTER GOP-BACKED OFFICE's AIM IS TO HELP IMMIGRANTS FIND SERVICES, OFFICIALS SAY," by Courtney Perkes, Orange County Register, March 22, 2003).
SANTA ANA. -
Orange County Republicans, who have raised more than $100,000 to help immigrants in Santa Ana, hope a new nonprofit office will also bolster the party's image among Hispanics.
The Lincoln-Juarez Opportunity Center officially opens Friday and will begin providing free referrals for medical, immigration and other help. The center on Fourth Street will be run by a small paid staff and bilingual Republican volunteers.
Across the state, the GOP would like to tap into a growing Latino population that traditionally identifies with the Democratic Party and help change an image tarnished by Proposition 187, which sought to end public services for illegal immigrants.
"Hopefully, Republicans can build some goodwill in the community," Cruz said. "This is not about the next election. We're not asking for anything in return."
GOP backers said the center will show Latinos that Republicans care about them and want to help them achieve a better life in their new country. "We Republicans have fairly or unfairly been painted as mean- spirited people who don't care about Hispanics. I wanted to try to do something that would change that perception," said Dale Dykema, president of the new board. "We've got to have involvement in the community itself and a physical presence."