Hispanic group pulls conference over immigration flap

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A national Hispanic civil rights organization said Saturday it will not hold its 2009 annual convention in Kansas City because an opponent of illegal immigration was appointed to the city’s park board.

The National Council of La Raza said its board of directors voted unanimously to pull the conference after being unable to reach an agreement with Mayor Mark Funkhouser over his appointment in June of Frances Semler, a member of the Minutemen Civil Defense Corps.

“Our decision is a clear expression of support for Kansas City’s Hispanic community,” said board chairwoman Monica Lozano. “An active member of the Minutemen should not be an official representative for a city that purports to believe in diversity.”

NCLR officials consider the Minutemen, who are known for posting sometimes armed patrols on the Mexican border and picketing construction sites where illegal immigrants may be working, hostile to Hispanics. The Arizona-based organization maintains it simply wants U.S. immigration policies enforced.

Funkhouser, who has stood by Semler throughout the controversy, declined to comment Saturday afternoon on the group’s decision, saying he was abiding by an agreement he reached with local Hispanic leaders during a federally mediated session Friday.

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Hispanic group pulls conference over immigration flap

Just look at the bright side of this, K.C. will likely SAVE more money than this convention would bring in, save on police and EMS services, and additional trash pick up by NOT having La Raza and it’s filthy associates in town…

These ILLEGAL supporters need to take their meeting to a big hotel in Mexico City, and while they’re down there we can close the borders and keep them OUT of the USA…

Like that would happen with Bush in office, he’d be on the border himself just to personally welcome his amigos back home…

And to any La Raza asshat that may take a click on this story, the Minutemen don’t have anything against LEGAL immigration, it’s the ILLEGALS that stream across the border that the Minutemen take issue with, learn the difference before you criticize, your illiterate, one way hypocrisy is showing…

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3 Responses to Hispanic group pulls conference over immigration flap

  1. Basti says:

    Wish I knew how to post the gif of the smile playing hearts & flowers on the violin here, cause it is so appropriate.

  2. BobF says:

    THREE CHEERS for Mayor Funkhouser for standing up for American Citizens. I live in the Kansas City are and have been following this on the news. The NAACP may also pull their convention which I don’t understand. Black Americans have been on KC talk radio complaining about illegals and loosing jobs to illegals willing to work for much less pay.

  3. Bloviating Zeppelin says:

    Perfectly true; let these fuckers hold their conventions in MEXICO CITY.


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