Lou Dobbs Quits CNN as Tea Party people Gear Up to Smash on Brown Communities Seeking Amnesty

Loudobbsquits-I hail Lou Dobbs resignation from CNN. I also congratulate Presente.org and all their allies for their audacious leadership in holding “Goliath CNN” accountable for their hypocritical behavior in enabling openly bigoted Lou Dobbs over the years. The resignation of Mr. Dobbs should serve as a warning to all those that promote racism, racial profiling and bigotry against immigrants and Latinos with impunity. Dobbs resignation heralds the beginning of the end of the current era of anti-immigrant policies, practices, and laws.

Indeed, now more than ever, we must redouble our efforts to prod Washington, DC to enact laws that legalize the undocumented and end polices like Homeland Security’s 287G program that foment racial profiling of people “that look like immigrants”, namely people of color. Just as Presente.org led the way in holding Lou Dobbs accountable, Latino leadership and their allies must now hold Congress and the White House to their promises to enact just and humane policies for immigrants

-Antonio Gonzalez-

Latino Voters League

By now everyone has heard about xenaphobe TV host Lou Dobbs quitting CNN. Many are attributing his sudden departure to the Lou Dobbs/ CNN boycott (Bastadobbs) which contributed to the network finishing dead last in spite of the heavily promoted Latinos in America special. Many in the community were quite clear. Lou Dobb’s over the top rhetoric and constant targeting of Brown folks was not acceptable and could  and would not be overlooked even as the station was doing its best to court Latino viewers.  “You can’t have it both ways’, was the cry that went out coast to coast culminating in a 18 city national boycott the day Latinos in America premiered.

Here’s Lou Dobb’s announcement


Dr Sylvia Herrera speaks on on going attacks waged at immigrant communities

Now with all that being said, as was noted in the statement by Antonio Gonzalez of Latino League of Voters more work must be done especially in the areas of policy. Getting Washington to rescind Homeland Security’s expansion of the controversial 187 G program which allows local law enforcement to act as ICE agent is one challenge. As we noted in earlier articles here on The Southern Shift, there is a big debate and push to move that program into Houston. We recently sat down with Dr Sylvia Herrera who is the co-founder of Austin based PODER (People Organized in Defense of Earth and her Resources) She updated us on the 287 G program and other attacks levied on Brown communities. She also let us know that many innocent people who are citizens are being profiled, detained and even arrested if they can’t produce proper ID. She also talked about the reputation of President Obama’s Homeland Security head former Arizona governor  Janet Napolitano  and her policies which she feels were flawed. You can peep the podcast by clicking the link below…

Breakdown FM/ Hard Knock Radio Podcast


While that is being debated Brown communities around the country are going to have their hands full as the Tea Party  efforts are turning their venom and attention from protesting Healthcare Reform to what they describe as ‘Anti Amnesty/ Anti-Illegal Immigrant  Rallies. They are planning to hold 50 this weekend. Here’s an innocuous press release that they issued. Notice the image they used of the Founding Fathers in their flyer We won’t digress by talking too much about how George Washington, Thomas Jefferson and company were all slave owners. However, we will point out how the Tea Party folks have the nerve to put the phrase ‘Unite Against Amnesty’ while they themselves were immigrants and were engaged in a number of wars and skirmishes w/ Britain and with Native peoples to get their independence and to take over land and resources from people who were living here prior to them coming’


Please join us by attending or organizing a Tea Parties Against Amnesty
and Illegal Immigration rallies on Saturday, Nov. 14, 2009 and in the Spring of 2010 (Date TBA)!

** Check www.againstamnesty.com daily for new event locations and details latest news added every day! We hope to have an event near you soon! ***

President Obama along with Republican and Democrat DC insiders are
preparing a mass ‘Comprehensive’ Amnesty for illegal immigrants in
America that will provide a path to citizenship and turn illegal aliens
into voters even though a vast majority of Americans oppose this.  This will only bring more ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION to America!

It is time for Americans of every race, religion, and political party to
unite and make it OUR MISSION to stop amnesty, stop and reverse illegal immigration, and place America back in the hands of We The People.

Please use the form below to sign up to attend or support a Tea Party
Against Amnesty and illegal immigration protests near you on Nov. 14!  New event locations are being added each day and if you are willing to organize one in your town please complete our ORGANIZER APPLICATION  

We plan to hold larger scale operations in the Spring of 2010 and these events in 2009 are our warm up operations.

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