A reader sent me a couple of interesting links. The convention that Miller's spokesman Marino referred to in my earlier post, had as its slogan "Legalization for All".
Now were Marino and Miller unaware of what "Legalization for all" meant? That seems rather doubtful since, this was spelled out pretty clearly in the political statement of the movement sponsoring the convention Miller Brewing donated to:
WE CALL FOR:
The legalization of all immigrants
We demand permanent legal residence, with the option of citizenship, for those who want it, within the period of four years as indicated in the last changes to [immigration] law. This permanent legal residence should be offered to all undocumented immigrants living in this country at the time the law is passed.
Permanent legal residence should be extended not only to those "who work and pay taxes," but also to family members living in the United States. At the same time, previous pending visa applications should be immediately processed.
Likewise, permanent legal residence should be extended to those who are unable to work and pay taxes due to physical or mental disability. The right to permanent legal residence must be non-discriminatory, and therefore extended to all immigrants regardless of race, national origin, gender, sexual orientation or religion.
Now, Miller did get some obsequiousness for their $30,000:
We immigrants are not a "problem." We are the answer to an expanding economy that requires more workers than it produces in the United States.
Corporate American has found a way to get a workforce that doesn't mind a household income that has been stagnant for the last 6 years.