‘Peaceful’ Advocacy Group Seeks Fighters?

Posted April 23rd, 2011 by Iron Mike

Chelsea Collaborative
Looking For Fighters

In an urgent email Gladys Vega of the Chelsea Collaborative – a 1,000 member advocacy group for ‘civil rights’ [read: amnesty] for ‘residents’ of Chelsea [read: illegal immigrants] seeks Latinos in Uniform to demonstrate against the Secure Communities Program.

We’ve watched other advocacy group deliberately blur the distinction between legal and illegal immigrants – and with violent criminal immigrants.

Exactly what does Gladys want?  She seems to be spoiling for a fight. Read her email:

To those of you who have led and been part of the co-coordinated pushback against Governor Patrick’s deliberate attempts to evade his duty and bury Secure Communities:  Congratulations!  Nothing proves your success more than this desperate e-mail.

Dear Friends:We found out yesterday, by an anonymous call that the TEA PARTY reserved 5 buses to come to the public hearing On “Secure Communities” this coming Thursday 28 April. They come to attack our immigrant’s families and support the presence of ICE in our communities. The event is at Chelsea High School 299 Everett Ave. (see attached details)We want to have the audience completely filled with people to fight in an organized way, the racist people that come in those buses. Here is a link to a video that provides us with a glimpse of what is to be expected in Chelsea:

We will be organizing a rally starting a couple of hours before the hearing.  We will gather in front of the Chelsea High School no later than at 4:30 pm, before they arrive to cover and seize our territory.

I’m trying to organize a group of people who are soldiers of the armed forces, police or firefighters who are Latino immigrant families and who are willing to put their uniform and/ or hold a sign saying “NO to Secure Communities”. Please, if you have relatives who can do this let me know.

Please join this important cause, participate for the Love and the Commitment we have for our people.

Gracias! – Thanks,

Gladys Vega
Executive Director
Chelsea Collaborative
318 Broadway
Chelsea, MA 02150
617-889-6080 x101

Please consider the environment before printing this e-mail!
Favor de considerar al Medio Ambiente antes de imprimir este documento.

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What is Gladys’ agenda?  From The Bay State Banner June 4th 2009:

Topping the list of priorities for immigration reform activists is amnesty for the estimated 12 million workers in the United States without documentation.

The immigration reform groups are also calling for an end to the workplace raids conducted by the federal Department of Homeland Security’s Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials, as well as a ban on using local law enforcement agencies to enforce federal immigration law.

Simply put these advocacy groups want ALL immigrants ignored – period.  They’re pretty much in your face about it – “…we’re here – we’re not leaving – screw you!  And by the way – we want our government benefits – without any damned ID checks!”

This is a big chunk of what Obama was talking about when he said “…spreading the wealth around“. 

Strangely, even the self-proclaimed ‘good hard-working people’ among them seem content – even eager – to tolerate the violent criminals among them – and demand that the US Citizens do too.

Gladys Vega reveals her true colors.  What she cannot get by the clarity of her logic she will attempt to obtain by bullying and intimidation. 

By hyping the size of the opposition she hopes to inflame the immigrant population – she wants “the audience completely filled with people to fight…” the concerned US Citizens – whom she calls “racist people”.

Gladys thinks she’d fighting racists.  She says you are attacking immigrant families.  I think we’re trying to get criminals rounded up.  Maybe Gladys is using ‘racism’ as a smoke screen for amnesty?

Why is Gladys spoiling for this fight?  Is the advocacy business running on hard times?  Donations down?  I’m guessing the Chelsea event will be – – memorable.

   /s/  Iron Mike
   Old Soldier – Still Good for Parts

4 Responses to “‘Peaceful’ Advocacy Group Seeks Fighters?”

  1. Tom Gilroy

    Exaggerate, lie, enflame, Ms Vega is the quintecential community organizer much the same as the “Community Organizer in Chief”. These folks will stoop as low as possible to do anything because the end always justifies the means. The fact that there is collusion between branches of the state government is no surprise especially in th “Peoples Republic of Massachusetts”.

  2. Mark Cain

    Ms Vega is no doubt anti American anti Constitution amongst other things.

    It amazes me how law breakers can stand there and say we have done nothing wrong (entering the USA illegal, over staying visas, using false documents that put others out of reach of such things as car loans, student loans, house loans, owing the dreaded IRS millions of dollars ect ect..

    We all know this Secure Communities meeting crap is a bunch of hog wash and should never have been started in the first place and is just a big ruse to stall stall stall from the A hole Governor who the dam libs and Union members voted back in.


    Legislator: Feds lied on immigration
    Published: April 23, 2011 at 12:34 PM

    WASHINGTON, April 23 (UPI) — A U.S. congresswoman wants an investigation of Homeland Security officials she charges lied about screening for illegal immigrants in local jails.

    “It is inescapable that the [department] was not honest with the local governments or with me” about whether local authorities must cooperate, Rep. Zoe Lofgren, D-Calif., told the Los Angeles Times. “You can’t have a government department essentially lying to local government and to members of Congress. This is not OK.”

    The Secure Communities program has been criticized for catching many immigrants who were arrested but never charged or committed minor offenses. San Francisco and San Jose have tried to opt out of it.

    In September, Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano and Assistant Attorney General Ronald Weich wrote to Lofgren, saying they could do so.

    But Immigration and Customs Enforcement documents later revealed officials knew the program was mandatory, and Napolitano said so in October.

    “It’s unacceptable, and if she knew about it, something has to be done about her, and, if she didn’t, she has to do something about those who did,” Lofgren said.

    A Homeland Security official said: “Secure Communities is not voluntary and never has been. Unfortunately, this was not communicated as clearly as it should have been.”

    Read more: http://www.upi.com/Top_News/US/2011/04/23/Legislator-Feds-lied-on-immigration/UPI-42321303576488/#ixzz1KT6ozV1r

  3. Mark Cain

    To Secure Communities panel…….

  4. Mark Cain

    Janet Napolitano clarifies immigration program
    By Carla Marinucci
    The San Francisco Chronicle, April 26, 2011

    Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano on Monday acknowledged a storm of criticism from lawmakers and immigration-rights supporters over a federal effort targeting criminal immigrants, saying there has been confusion over whether local communities can choose not to participate in the program known as Secure Communities.

    But she added that local governments cannot decide on their own to ‘exclude themselves’ from its fingerprint-checking database.

    ‘This whole opt-in, opt-out thing was a misunderstanding from the get-go … and we have tried to correct that,’ Napolitano said during a visit to The Chronicle’s editorial board. She said communications from the Department of Homeland Security’s Immigration and Customs Enforcement division – known as ICE – were ‘subject to misinterpretation.’

    The program, begun in 2008, uses fingerprint data to focus enforcement efforts on arresting serious immigrant criminals. Under the Department of Homeland Security’s guidelines, ‘the fingerprints of everyone arrested and booked are not only checked against FBI criminal history records, but they are also checked’ against immigration records.

    Federal officials weigh ‘the immigration status of the alien, the severity of the crime and the alien’s criminal history’ when deciding the action to be taken, the department says.

    Immigrant-rights groups say the program has snagged immigrants guilty of minor offenses or who may have been arrested but never charged with crimes. Those groups and public officials have said the program could dissuade immigrants from reporting crimes and result in racial profiling.

    Assemblyman Tom Ammiano, D-San Francisco, has co-sponsored a bill, AB1081, to ‘honor the rights’ of local governments to opt out of the program and would set basic standards for communities that participate. A hearing is scheduled today at the state Capitol. Co-sponsors of the bill, known as the TRUST Act, include Democratic Assemblyman Gil Cedillo, D-Los Angeles, and state Sen. Leland Yee, D-San Francisco.

    Community leaders in the Bay Area expressed support for opting out of the plan to ensure that fingerprints and other relevant data would not be forwarded to ICE officials. Santa Clara County supervisors voted to opt out, and San Francisco Sheriff Mike Hennessy has said he would prefer to do so.

    Rep. Zoe Lofgren, D-San Jose, has called for an investigation into what she said was ‘dissembling and deceiving’ conduct by ICE officials over whether local communities could stay out of the program. Lofgren said ICE officials had not been ‘honest with the local governments or with me’ and had been ‘essentially lying’ to members of Congress on that question.

    Napolitano defended the program Monday as vital to immigration enforcement.

    ‘Where immigration is concerned, the federal government fundamentally sets the policy.’ She said communities will benefit from the tool.

    ‘Let’s assume we have 11 million people in the country illegally,’ she said. If Congress can provide enough enforcement funding to remove perhaps 400,000 of them annually, she added, ‘How are we going to set those priorities? One big priority is who is violating criminal laws.’

    Napolitano was also asked about the Secret Service’s request to The Chronicle for permission to monitor phone traffic to the newspaper’s headquarters. The request was denied, said David Byers, the newspaper’s director of facilities and real estate.

    Napolitano was asked if the request was part of a new protocol in her agency. ‘I don’t know the answer,’ she said, adding that she would look into the matter and get back to the paper.