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Saturday, May 13, 2006

Who Speaks for Whom?

From New America Media:

A new coalition of U.S. Latinos headed to Washington D.C. last Monday to say the massive protests seen around the country "don't speak for us."

The group, known as 'You Don't Speak for Me,' was started by U.S. Latinos who were "offended by the demands being made by people who have broken our nation's laws," according to a statement released by the group. The group arrived in the nation's capitol May 1 with the hopes of meeting with members of Congress and discussing immigration reform.

According to the group's statement, the coalition supports the "strengthening and enforcement of U.S. immigration laws." This includes added manpower and barriers along the border with Mexico, denial of non-emergency benefits and services to undocumented immigrants and "vigorous enforcement" of businesses that hire undocumented workers, the statement said.

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