The Service Employees International Union is to mount a major campaign to punish Republicans opposed to the labor union’s militant “immigrants’ rights” agenda.
Under the influence (if not complete control) of the U.S.’s largest Marxist organization Democratic Socialists of America, SEIU has long abandoned its membership’s best interests in favor of DSA’s socialist dictates.
According to the Communist Party’s Peoples World, the “continued anti-immigrant push by the GOP” has prompted the SEIU to “plan an all-out campaign against GOP anti-immigrant legislation, and to remind Latinos, unionists, and other voters in 2014 and 2016 of the party’s intolerance, Secretary-Treasurer Eliseo Medina says.”
The campaign of door-knocking, demonstrations, leafleting, voter registration and more will target Congressional districts of key lawmakers, he said. “You name it, we’ll do it.”
DSAer Medina was responding soon after the Judiciary panel, along party lines, put a bill through the House to prevent implementation of DSA ally President Barack Obama’s order telling federal agencies not to arrest and deport “DREAMers” – young people now in college or the military who came to the U.S. as undocumented children.
The socialists are also incensed that on June 18, the Judiciary Committee, again along party lines, approved the so-called “Safe Act,” the federal equivalent of Arizona’s SB1070. Both the Arizona law and the Safe Act let local law enforcement stop, detain and deport people who don’t “look” as if they’re legal. Medina called the Safe Act “ideological and divisive.”
As the House panel worked, “labor, lawmakers, and Latino organizations” called the GOP law an “open invitation to racism and racial profiling.”
“This extremist and radical legislation contradicts what Americans want to see from Congress,” namely “comprehensive reform with an eventual path to legalization and citizenship for the undocumented,” Medina told a rain-soaked crowd on the Capitol grounds as the panel – indoors – “shoved” the Safe Act through.
Led by immigration reform negotiator and long time DSA affiliate, Illinois Rep. Luis Gutierrez, Judiciary Committee Democrats ducked out of the work session to support the undocumented people, Dreamers and others gathered outside. “You cannot start by saying 11 million people are rapists, murderers, drug dealers, and gangbangers,” Gutierrez said of the GOP’s attitude.
“This is what they think of our community,” added Medina.
“We are listening and will respond accordingly. If they thought 2012 was bad,” in terms of the tide of Latino votes against the GOP, “wait ’till 2014 and 2016. There are 50 million reasons that the adults in the Republican Party should step in and stop this, warned Medina.
Subscribe to The Globe
& Malevolence daily email to get the
latest from Noisy Room, Maggie's Notebook, New
Zeal, KeyWiki, and
Gulag Bound each day.