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January 30, 2009


Items:
1.  Comment: CIR In 2009
2.  Focus: Inventory Closeout Sale
3.  Articles:
    (a) Fewer Job Openings Equals Fewer Immigrants: Undocumented
    Immigration Slows Along With The U.S. Economy by Angela
    Kelley for the Immigration Policy Center
    (b) Bloggings on Nurse Immigration by Christopher T. Musillo
    of the Hammond Law Group
    (c) Immigrants Of The Day: Mother Jones of Ireland, Fareed
    Zakaria of India, and Herbert Marcuse of Germany by Kevin R.
    Johnson
4.  News:
    (a) DHS Announces FAR E-Verify Reg Implementation Is
    Postponed
    (b) CIS Ombudsman Releases Recommendations For Improving
    Process For Trafficking Victims
5.  Classifieds:
    (a) Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
    (b) J-1 Visa Program
6.  Headlines:
    (a) Second Death At Virginia Immigration Detention Facility
    (b) Date Set For Gillibrand Summit With Latino Lawmakers
    (c) Iowa: What Happens When a Town Implodes
    (d) What Will President Obama Do About Immigration Reform?
7.  ComingsNGoings:
    (a) Immigration Event - Cambridge, MA
8.  Letters From:
    (a) Honza Prchal, Esq.
    (b) Roger Algase, Esq.
    (c) David D. Murray, Esq.
    (d) Bruce R. Mulraney
    (e) Natalie


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1.  COMMENT


CIR In 2009


New American Media reports "Pro-immigrant advocates believe the
Obama administration will have a window of opportunity between
this September [2009] and March 2010 to shepherd a comprehensive
immigration package that will provide a path to legalization for
an estimated 12 million undocumented residents, strengthen border
security and help the ailing economy." For the full story, see here.
http://news.newamericamedia.org/news/view_article.html?article_id=ce386e69944fe33cea35ee9c7098451f


We welcome readers to share their opinion and ideas with us by
writing to mailto:editor@ilw.com.
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2.  FOCUS


Inventory Closeout Sale


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on the new completely revised editions of Patel's Immigration Law
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3.  ARTICLES


(a) Fewer Job Openings Equals Fewer Immigrants: Undocumented
Immigration Slows Along With The U.S. Economy


Angela Kelley for the Immigration Policy Center writes "According
to new estimates from the Pew Hispanic Center, the number of
undocumented immigrants in the United States did not increase
between 2007 and 2008, and may actually have fallen."
http://www.ilw.com/articles/2009,0130-kelley.shtm
http://www.immigrationpolicy.org/


(b) Bloggings on Nurse Immigration


Christopher T. Musillo of the Hammond Law Group shares the latest
entries as of January 28, 2009 on his immigration law and policy
blog.
http://www.ilw.com/articles/2009,0130-hammond.shtm
http://www.hammondlawfirm.com/


(c) Immigrants Of The Day: Mother Jones of Ireland, Fareed
Zakaria of India, and Herbert Marcuse of Germany


Kevin R. Johnson celebrates the achievements of these immigrants.
http://www.ilw.com/articles/2009,0130-johnson.shtm
http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/


To submit an Article for consideration, write to
mailto:editor@ilw.com.
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4.  NEWS


(a) DHS Announces FAR E-Verify Reg Implementation Is Postponed


DHS announced that federal contractors and subcontractors will be
required to begin using the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration
Services' E-Verify system starting May 21, 2009, to verify their
employees' eligibility to legally work in the US.
http://www.ilw.com/immigdaily/news/2009,0130-EVerify.shtm


(b) CIS Ombudsman Releases Recommendations For Improving Process
For Trafficking Victims


CIS Ombudsman's Office released its recommendations on how to
improve the process for victims of human trafficking and certain
criminal activity.
http://www.ilw.com/immigdaily/news/2009,0130-trafficking.pdf
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5.  CLASSIFIEDS


(a) Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
Los Angeles, CA- USCIS Office of Chief Counsel (OCC) seeks
experienced attorney for Associate Regional Counsel position,
USCIS OCC, Western Region. Responsibilities include, but not
limited to, serving as attorney providing on-site legal advice to
local District Office USCIS personnel on issues involving
immigration related adjudications, inadmissibility and
deportability grounds, and national security. Applicants must
possess JD degree, be active bar member (any jurisdiction), and
have 2+ years of post-JD experience in immigration law. For more
info, key in Job Announcement Number: COU-CIS-2009-0002 at
http://www.usajobs.com
Preference is given to applicants with immigration law
experience, a background in federal litigation, an excellent
academic record, and strong writing skills. Submit a resume,
cover letter + writing sample (max. 10 pps.) to: Kelli J.
Duehning, Western Regional Counsel, USCIS Office of the Chief
Counsel at mailto:Kelli.Duehning@dhs.gov. Must be received by
close of business, Tuesday, February 10, 2009. Position is at the
GS-13/14/15 levels and is open until filled. No relocation
reimbursement available.


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sciences, library science, counseling and social services,
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visa, please email Melany Hamner: mailto:melanyh@aiesecus.org.
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6.  Headlines


(a) Second Death At Virginia Immigration Detention Facility


This is not just the first death of a detainee at an immigration
detention center, but also it is the second at this particular
jail.


(b) Date Set For Gillibrand Summit With Latino Lawmakers


After backing down on their threat to go nuclear on Sen. Kirsten
Gillibrand in exchange for her promise to sit down an chat about
immigration, Latino lawmakers have secured a date for their
meeting with the new senator.


(c) Iowa: What Happens When a Town Implodes


Eight months after the Agriprocessors raid, Postville is still
grappling with what its leaders call a "humanitarian and economic
disaster," compounded by the recession and a harsh winter.


(d) What Will President Obama Do About Immigration Reform?


But what will he do about immigration reform?


For links to the above stories see here:
http://www.ilw.com/immigdaily/digest/2009,0130.shtm#Headlines
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7.  ComingsNGoings


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(a) Immigration Event - Cambridge, MA
'The Impact of Migration on Children', The Myron Weiner Seminar
Series on International Migration Sponsored by the Center for
International Studies, Inter-University Committee on
International Migration. 4:30-6:00 pm, Tuesday, February 3, 2009
Carr Center Seminar Room (Room 219), Rubenstein Building (2nd
floor), John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University
79 John F. Kennedy Street, Cambridge, MA 02139.
http://events.mit.edu/scripts/event_ext.pl. Contact:  Jennifer
Dignazio, (617) 253-3848 or jdignaz@mit.edu.
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8.  LETTERS


Readers are welcome to share their comments, email:
mailto:editor@ilw.com  (300-words or fewer preferred).
Many letters to the Editor refer to past correspondence,
available in our archives.
http://www.ilw.com/immigdaily/archives.shtm


(a) Dear Editor:
Sid Lachter's letter (01/29/09 ID) states that anti-Obamites
[sic] "say" all sorts of things about our President's citizenship
status. I'll bet his letter didn't mean to tar all of us with
that brush, but a number of the regular readers and commenters
who did not vote for Obama, myself included, have actually been
cheering on the straight-forward legal analysis of ... Roger
Algase's letters in this particular dispute. One parent is enough
to be a US citizen under the traditional understanding of jus
sanguinis at the time the US Constitution was adopted, and that
understanding controls unless superseded by a Constitutional
Amendment. If one is a US citizen at birth and never renounced
said citizenship, one is not disqualified. As for the reliance of
Mr. Apuzzo and others on the Slaughterhouse Cases, they have not
been expunged root and branch as I would prefer. The majority in
the Slaughterhouse cases was, after all, striving for national
consensus by gutting the 14th Amendment. Some of us old-fashioned
lawyers argue that laws should mean what they meant when adopted,
or else self-government in compromised. At the time the
Constitution was adopted, jus sanguinis was not a controversial
principle, and jus solis similarly applied to people born in US
territories and considered eligible for citizenship. In terms of
jus solis, Hawaii before statehood is no different from any other
territory. Its citizens in the days after annexation and before
statehood are uncontroversially natural born US citizens. For
example, Davy Crocket was born in land that would become the
state of Tennessee four years later. He was considered a
potential Presidential contender by his fans, and his detractors
did not cite his Constitutional ineligibility for the post when
trying to damage his prospects.
Honza Prchal, Esq.  Birmingham, AL


(b) Dear Editor:
I agree with Bruce R. Mulraney's letter (01/28/09 ID), which
opposes Mario Apuzzo's letter's mistaken and unsupported argument
that the term "natural born citizen" of the US in Article 2 of
the Constitution allegedly has a  more restricted meaning than
the concept of a US citizen by birth in the US in the 14th
Amendment. But the authors of both of these Constitutional
provisions were more likely thinking of the kings of England than
of Poland, as argued in Mr. Mulraney's letter. These
Constitutional drafters chose (according to the Wong Kim Ark
decision) to adopt the broad view of citizenship by birth
established in the English Common Law, namely that anyone born in
the King's realm was a English subject, unless his parents were
foreign diplomats or occupying enemy soldiers. However, the
English Common Law also made it virtually impossible for anyone
born in England to renounce English citizenship, which is
precisely what the American colonists were trying to do.
Therefore, there was a body of opinion in some early US states
that resisted adopting the broad English Common Law doctrine of
citizenship by birth, because it might have limited the freedom
to sever one's allegiance to England. Therefore, according to
this argument, America would be serving the cause of liberty
better by adopting a narrower view of citizenship by birth in the
US than that of the English Common Law. But this argument was
rejected in the Wong Kim Ark decision. It might have been
relevant in 1789, when the Constitution was adopted. But it had
ceased to be relevant in the very different America of 1868, when
the 14th Amendment was adopted, or in 1898, the year of the Wong
Kim Ark decision. It is even less relevant in America today. This
will conclude my letters on this topic.
Roger Algase, Esq. New York, NY


(c) Dear Editor:
Sid Lachter's letter (01/29/09 ID) hit the nail right on the head
when his letter states, "Citizens by birth are citizens in all
respects by virtue of the 14th Amendment, and the citizenship of
their parents is irrelevant ..."  I do not understand where this
14th Amendment controversy came from in ID Letters to the Editor,
but arguing there is a difference between a "natural born
citizen" and "citizen of the US" is akin to the ceaseless ranting
and raving of those who believe taxation by the federal
government is unconstitutional, one argument being that Americans
are citizens of the individual states as opposed to citizens of
the United States, claiming the Fourteenth Amendment was not
properly ratified. Of course of the thousands of lawsuits and IRS
proceedings brought over past decades pertaining to this
position, none has yet to succeed. The issue of who is a US
citizen is not a matter of opinion or debate; this has all been
laid to rest years ago by the US Supreme Court. Read and
understand the majority opinions in the pertinent cases and stop
insulting the intelligence of ID readers with nonsensical
bickering about how many elephants can sit on the top of the 14th
Amendment before they are US citizens. Enough is enough. In
response to KO's letter (01/29/09 ID), who once again brings up
the knee-jerk tirade over the H-1B, all I can say is nonsense.
That tired old horse was buried years ago and anyone who knows
and understands the fundamentals of the H-1B visa knows those
unsubstantiated arguments will never be entered in the Kentucky
Derby. I vote we move on to more intelligent discussion about how
to fix the broken immigration system while trying to keep
everyone in the world happy.
David D. Murray, Esq. Newport Beach, CA


(d) Dear Editor:
Thank you for your skilled editing of my letter (ID: 01/29/09).
ID improved my original submission.
Bruce R. Mulraney  Los Angeles, CA


(e) Dear Editor:
In reference to Robert Yang's letter (01/28/09 ID) "Unproductive"
parents and relatives of U.S. citizens and Permanent Residents
living off Medicare and Social Security checks. Tsk. Tsk. Tsk.
First of all, many parents are not elderly, many relatives are
not elderly. Most come and work. Even a parent that comes and
does not work outside the home often becomes the babysitter for
the USC grandchildren so that their parents can both work and
make a living. By entrusting the children to their grandparents
instead of strangers or the sometimes sterile atmosphere of
corporate daycare, the children are usually better cared for and
family ties are strengthened. The result is often less juvenile
delinquency, and higher acheivement. I don't see that as a
negative. As for the Medicare and Social Security checks,
permanent residents are not eligible to petition parents under
ordinary immigration, only U.S. citizens can sponsor thier
parents. Those U.S. citizens file Affidavits of Support which
promise that they will care for the parent or relative until they
become a citizen or leave the country. Most Permanent Residents
themselves are not eligible for any public benefits for 5 to 10
years. There are only a few ways you might see an elderly
immigrant getting Medicare or Social Security checks. They might
already be a U.S. citizen; they might have come as a refugee or
asylee (which is not an easy way to come, fleeing war,
persecution, torture, etc and is granted by the U.S. government);
their spouse may be or have been a U.S. citizen and maybe a few
other ways but most do not fall into these categories. So, I am
not sure who are all of these parents and relatives you see who
are unproductive and living off of Medicare and Social Security
checks unless they have earned it.
Natalie
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  1. Mario Apuzzo's Avatar
    The "natural born Citizen" clause of Article II of the Constitution has never been amended. Nor has the U.S. Supreme Court ever had a case explaining what it means. The 14th Amendment only defined what is a citizen, which includes anyone born on U.S. soils or naturalized, provided he/she is subject to the jurisdiction of the U.S. It in no way addressed what an Article II "natural born Citizen" is.

    Hence, in interpreting what an Article II "natural born Citizen" is, a court would have to go back to when the Framers wrote the clause and determine what their intent was then. All the evidence from the period--the Framers rejection of English feudal Common law (they had just fought a war with England and wanted nothing to do with the English form of government) and acceptance of Roman/French political philosophy of The Laws of Nations ("The natives, or natural-born citizens, are those born in the country, of parents who are citizens"), the John Jay letter to General George Washington wherein Jay suggested to Washington that the new Constitution provide that any would-be president be a "natural born Citizen" so as to prevent any foreigner from being President, Federalist Paper #64 (Jay wrote that the President should be a man "of whom the people have had time to form a judgment"), the inclusion of a grandfather clause in Article II itself to allow ordinary citizens to qualify to be President, the Naturalization Act of 1795 which removed the words "natural born" from the previous 1790 law and left just "citizen" when describing what children are who are born abroad to two U.S. citizen parents, and Rep. John Bingham of Ohio, considered the father of the Fourteenth Amendment, who confirmed the construction the framers used in regards to birthright and jurisdiction while speaking on civil rights of citizens in the House on March 9, 1866:" ... I find no fault with the introductory clause [S 61 Bill], which is simply declaratory of what is written in the Constitution, that every human being born within the jurisdiction of the United States of parents [plural, meaning two] not owing allegiance to any foreign sovereignty is, in the language of your Constitution itself, a natural born citizen..."--shows that the Framers defined an Article II "natural born Citizen" as a child born on U.S. soil to two U.S. citizen parents.

    Again, I emphasize that I am not referring to the more liberal meaning of ordinary U.S. citizenship that developed over the years (i.e. 14th Amendment U.S. citizenship based on birth on U.S. soil or by naturalization or Congressional Act citizenship based on birth abroad to one or two U.S. citizen parents). I am talking about the citizenship status of the President of the United States under Article II, which today exists in our Constitution in the same letter and spirit as it did in 1787. Anyone who answers this letter by discussing what ordinary citizenship is under the 14th Amendment or some Congressional Act is not addressing the issue raised by me as to what an Article II "natural born Citizen" is.

    Mario Apuzzo, Esq.
    Jamesburg, NJ
  2. Ruben Botello's Avatar
    Nuevo Plan de Aztlan



    WHEREAS, We the Chicanas y Chicanos of the United States of America honor our Native American heritage with all our hearts and minds;

    WHEREAS, We the Chicanas y Chicanos of the United States of America honor the sacred call of our Native American ancestors for peace and justice throughout our Americas; and

    WHEREAS, We the Chicanas y Chicanos of the United States of America recognize La Raza has been struggling with a new wave of racial harassment, discrimination and persecution in our Americas since September 11, 2001.

    NOW THEREFORE, We the Chicanos y Chicanos of the United States of America resolve as follows:

    SECTION 1. TITLE

    This resolution may be cited as Nuevo Plan de Aztlan.

    SECTION 2. TERMINOLOGY

    Nuevo Plan de Aztlan is based on the following terms:

    a) Americanas y Americanos

    Americanas y Americanos are ALL AMERICANS regardless of our races, colors, languages, cultures, nationalities, ethnicities, religions or creeds.

    b) Aztlan

    The concept of Aztlan is derived from the Nahua history of the Mexicas before their southern migration from Norte America into Centro Mexico during the 11th Century. Aztlan today is Indigenas of Mexican-American and(or) Mexican descent who consider ourselves Chicanas y Chicanos regardless of where we were born, live or die.

    c) Carnalismo

    Carnalismo is the love and compassion Chicanas y Chicanos have for each other as carnalas y carnales (sisters and brothers). Carnalismo is what unites and strengthens Chicanas y Chicanos as we work together for peace and justice.

    d) Chicanas y Chicanos

    Chicanas y Chicanos are Indigenas of Mexican-American and(or) Mexican descent who consider ourselves Chicanas y Chicanos based on our Native American heritage.

    e) El Movimiento

    El Movimiento is the Chicana y Chicano Movement for peace and justice. El Movimiento is comprised of numerous academic, athletic, artistic, business, commercial, cultural, educational, political, recreational, social, spiritual, wholistic and other Chicana y Chicano organizations and individuals working for peace and justice throughout Aztlan, our Americas and the world.

    f) Heritage

    Our Native American heritage includes our ancestral lands and freedoms; and all the histories, cultures, traditions and mores of our Native American ancestors.

    g) Indigenas

    Often called Native Americans or American Indians, Indigenas are all the indigenous peoples of our Americas including those of mixed-race heritage like La Raza.

    h) La Causa

    La Causa is for peace and justice, the eternal cause of Chicanas y Chicanos who recognize there can be no true peace without true justice, i.e., the abolition of poverty, racism, sexism and all other injusticias in our Americas.

    i) La Raza

    Chicanas y Chicanos can be Black, White, Brown, Red, Yellow and(or) any other "skin color" like the rest of La Raza and the human race. The concept of La Raza was derived from a 1925 essay published by Jose Vasconcelos, a Mexican educator who called the millions of mixed-race Indigenas with Latin-American and(or) Latin-European ancestors La Raza Cosmica.

    La Raza is comprised of every race, color, nationality, ethnicity, culture, language, religion and creed in the world. This rich diversity is the unifying power, force and strength of Chicanas y Chicanos, and of all La Raza as we grow to know, understand and honor our great heritage.

    j) Latinas y Latinos

    Latinas y Latinos of our Americas are Indigenas with a Latin-American and(or) Latin-European heritage. Millions of Latinas y Latinos also have African, Asian and other Non-Latino ancestors.

    k) Racism

    ?Racial categories are crude labels based on parentage, genetics and(or) physical traits, not religious or scientific proof of one's superior or inferior nature like racists believe.

    ?Racism is the belief one or more "races" are inherently "superior" to one or more other races. [Example: Many Americans believe "White people" are inherently superior to "Non-White people" and that "Black people" are inherently inferior to all other people.]

    ?Racism includes the belief "mixed-race" people like La Raza are inferior to those with birth parents of the same race. "Race-mixing" is still condemned by racists today. ? Indigenas were considered savages (less-than-human) when Europeans first invaded and occupied our Americas. "Christianized" and(or) otherwise assimilated Indigenas are still considered inferior by today's racists.

    ?Racists are not just poor or poorly educated citizens, there are wealthy and highly educated racists throughout government and society who strive to protect and preserve their privileged status via institutional, industrial and commercial racism. Racists are not just White, either; there are Brown, Black, Red, Asian and other racists, too.

    ?The racist imposition of the colonial English language on Indigenas continues to cause horrendous problems for Chicanas y Chicanos in education, employment and virtually all other aspects of life in the U.S. Laws, rules and regulations are selectively enforced by local, state and federal institutions against La Raza, as English is used as a weapon to deprive Chicanas y Chicanos of liberty, equality and justice throughout our lives.

    ?Private industry ("free enterprise") also causes havoc for Chicanas y Chicanos by perpetuating racist stereotypes and beliefs about La Raza for profit and gain. [Example: Mass media and the "entertainment" industries commercialize racist stereotypes and beliefs about Latinas y Latinos throughout the world, while pretending to be "spreading freedom and democracy" alongside the Pentagon.]

    l) Terrorist(s)

    A terrorist or terrorists are human beings who use unwarranted violence and(or) the threat of violence to kill, rob, rape, torture, imprison or otherwise impose their will over other human beings.



    SECTION 3. STATEMENT OF PURPOSE

    Nuevo Plan de Aztlan addresses the alarming attacks orchestrated against Indigenas throughout Norte America since September 11, 2001 (9/11). U.S. officials are using La Raza as a scapegoat or smokescreen to distract or divert attention away from their heinous war crimes in the Middle East.

    According to their domestic propaganda, the "real problem" and therefore actual enemy or threat to national security is Mexicans and other Indigenas "invading" Norte America, not the Pentagon killing, torturing, maiming, imprisoning and destroying other indigenous peoples' lives in faraway lands.


    Thousands of racist media, vigilante, "homeland security" and other hostile actions have been executed against Indigenas since 9/11, as tens of thousands of these indigent men, women and children have been rounded up and herded out of Norte America like cattle.

    SECTION 4. HISTORICAL ANALYSIS

    Indigenas have suffered centuries of injusticias including genocide, rape, torture, mayhem, kidnapping, slavery, peonage, poverty, homelessness and groundless imprisonment at the hands of the original European invaders and occupiers of our Americas.

    The offspring of these European terrorists expect Chicanas y Chicanos to ignore or forget this true account of their ancestors' horrendous atrocities, as if these abominations against our Native American ancestors never occurred or mattered.

    As English imperialism via the U.S. government seeks to conquer the entire world, La Raza is increasingly faced with discriminatory law enforcement, housing, education, employment, healthcare, mass media, entertainment and other racist industrial, commercial and institutional policies and practices, especially since 9/11.

    The offspring of the European terrorists who originally stole our ancestral lands are guilty of receiving this stolen property. Receiving stolen property is no less a crime than stealing it. These aliens remain in denial as they continue to exploit, oppress and otherwise deprive us of our ancestral lands and freedoms from generation-to-generation much like their terrorist ancestors did against our ancestors for the past few centuries.

    U.S. racists are now working to outlaw MEChA and other Movimiento organizations being blamed for "too many Mexicans" and other Indigenas in Norte America today. Local, state and federal government agencies have also made it extremely difficult for the Partido de La Raza Unida to rise politically against this institutionalized harassment, discrimination and persecution in any significant way.

    These same racists oppose Chicana y Chicano Studies, affirmative action, financial aid, bilingual and multicultural education, ethnic studies, fair housing, equal employment opportunities and all other ways and means of attempting to create level playing fields for La Raza, as if the U.S. only belongs to Anglo-Americans and everyone else is a second-class citizen at best.

    SECTION 5. MEXICO, CENTRO Y SUR AMERICA

    The 21st Century campaign against Mexicans in the U.S.is also aimed at Chicanas y Chicanos since we are all familia. Chicanas y Chicanos have a natural, inherent or innate relationship with Mexicanas y Mexicanos because of our common Native American heritage that is everlasting.Other Indigenas throughout our Americas are suffering from these racist attacks too.

    We are all being treated as a threat or potential threat to national security by the racist U.S. government at the local, state, federal and international level.

    SECTION 6. GOALS AND OBJECTIVES

    a) We the Chicanas y Chicanos of the United States of America must reach beyond nationalism to establish and(or) coalesce with parallel movements of other Indigenas united around our multilingual, multiracial and multicultural heritage throughout our Americas and on outlying islands.

    b) El Movimiento's mass communication, organization and mobilization initiatives call for Chicanas y Chicanos to join forces with all La Raza against our common exploiters and oppressors because we cannot be free unless and until all La Raza is free.

    c) Economic justice cannot be achieved without social and political justice. La Raza must join together as an international union of Indigenas to work for this justicia as opposed to permitting the racists to continue to exploit and oppress La Raza via commercial, industrial and institutional racism from generation-to-generation.

    d) This indigenous union must ensure liberty, equality and justice for all Americanas y Americanos so We can all live, work and travel freely in peace and justice throughout our Americas for so long as the rivers flow.

    e) The first priority of our new union is to abolish poverty, racism and sexism throughout our Americas.

    f) This union must ensure all workers in our Americas receive good jobs and compensation so that all Americanas y Americanos can have nice homes in safe and secure neighborhoods and communities. People unable to work will also have nice homes in these safe and secure neighborhoods and communities because no one will live in poverty or homelessness in our Americas except by her or his own choosing.

    g) We the Chicanas y Chicanos of the United States of America must ensure our children learn about our indigenous ancestors, at home and in all the schools, colleges and universities of our Americas so they and future generations will know, understand and honor our Native American heritage.

    NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, We the Chicanas y Chicanos of the United States of America will live our daily lives in accordance with Nuevo Plan de Aztlan to the best of our abilities.

    BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, We the Chicanas y Chicanos of the United States of America will encourage Chicana y Chicano organizations everywhere to review, adopt and incorporate Nuevo Plan de Aztlan into their own missions, goals and objectives so all Indigenas can stand united against the new wave of racial harassment, discrimination and persecution La Raza faces in the 21st Century.

    Copyright 2008 Internet Mecha. Nuevo Plan de Aztlan may be reproduced, republished and disseminated freely.

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