Activist Says Too Many Hispanics In Texas Legislature

DALLAS (1080 KRLD) – A well known immigration activist has come under fire for suggesting the reason Texas hasn’t passed an Arizona-style immigration crackdown is there are too many Hispanics in the legislature.

Rebecca Forest with the Immigration Reform Coalition of Texas told a crowd that there are very few or no Hispanics in legislatures that have passed strict immigration laws.

In a written statement, Forest said “Upon my review of the opposition video excerpts (released out of context) it is understandable why some people have been upset by the featured comments.  Unfortunately due to event time constraints, the negative immigration voting history of all legislators could not be discussed in detail.”

Alice Linahan with “Women on the Wall” says Forest was indeed taken out of context.  She says that what Forest meant to say was that “liberal Democrats”  in the legislature, many of whom are Hispanic, are to blame.  I asked her about the fact that it seems pretty clear Forest was talking about Mexican-American lawmakers.

Listen to the original audio and Alice Linahan on 1080 KRLD here:

Read more of Scott Braddock’s Blog here.

Update 6/17/2011

Rebecca Forest speaks with Scott Braddock on 1080 KRLD:


One Comment

  1. te says:

    We need to enforce our immigration laws and deport all illegals. Illegals are not entitled to any benefits that are for American citizens.

    Do not have a problem with legal immigrants, WELCOME if you want to become American citizens. If not, go back to your own country!

  2. john says:

    Who is the stupid black guy with the torch helping promote this racist ???
    All natural born American students are eager to learn ??? They are the ones causing the problems !!

  3. luckyjimbeaux says:

    Any one who is a citizen (as in legal) should be proud to say so.

    Whining about this long overdue law is equivalent to twelve-year-olds wanting the police to not be able to ask their age if they get caught driving a car, claiming it to be profiling or age discrimination…

    The party is over. If you are here illegally, vomanos bandito!

  4. Susan says:

    First of all you don’t have to be a citizen to be here legally. People need to quit confusing legal with citizenship. There are many legal residents that are NOT citizens. Secondly, even though this law is technically written in a way where it does not “appear” to be racist, I do not believe my blonde hair blue eyed body will be asked to present any papers proving I am here legally. Ya Think?

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