Mud Slingers Out in Force

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By Joe Guzzardi

Joe is a CAPS Senior Writing Fellow whose commentaries about California's social issues have run in newspapers throughout California and the country for nearly 30 years. Contact Joe at joeguzzardi@capsweb.org, or find him on Twitter @joeguzzardi19.

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November 10, 2015

In an earlier blog post, I wrote about Californians for Population Stabilization’s recent trip to Capitol Hill where the organization’s representatives met with Congress and fellow immigration enforcement advocates. Many attended the Writer’s Workshop which has been held for more than three decades. Attendees included young and old, as well as people from various ethnic backgrounds and religions, unified in a collective commitment to ensure that American laws are upheld, and that whatever immigration changes may occur in this presidential administration or the next benefit Americans.

SPLC, Imagine 2050, the truly intolerant.

Reasonable people would agree that sensible immigration which makes America stronger is a noble goal. But the discredited Southern Poverty Law Center views an enforcement agenda as sinister, and those involved in promoting enforcement as racist. The SPLC labeled the written contributions of many Writer’s Workshop presenters as “race-baiting” articles from “white nationals.” The SPLC leveled these false charges even though the presenters included Hispanics, and the audience included blacks and Asians. As the twisted SPLC sees it, even blacks are “white nationalists.” Read the details here.

An organization that shares the SPLC’s perverse mindset, Imagine 2050, also maligned the Writer’s Workshop, specifically Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach, and smeared CAPS for its anchor baby citizenship ad televised during the October Democratic debate. According to Imagine 2050, CAPS is “a racist anti-immigrant group masquerading as an environmental group concerned about population growth.”

Wrong! CAPS works to ensure that corporations don’t continue to abuse the H-1B visa which has displaced thousands of American workers, that criminal aliens are deported before they can kill innocent citizens and that at least some of California is saved for future generations and not lost to endless urban sprawl, among other work focused on sustainability.

The issues of immigration – and the unsustainable population growth it spawns – upholding U.S. laws and patriotism are too vital to let scurrilous attacks from the radical far left dissuade Americans from promoting and encouraging commonsense reform. Fortunately, most people can recognize propaganda when they see and hear it.

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