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- 07-10-2012, 01:41 PM #1
At La Raza Summit, Disgraced AG Eric Holder Touts Amnesty & Threatens States
Monday, 09 July 2012 10:21
At La Raza Summit, Disgraced AG Eric Holder Touts Amnesty & Threatens States
Written by Alex Newman
At La Raza Summit, Disgraced AG Eric Holder Touts Amnesty & Threatens States
Less than two weeks after becoming the first sitting cabinet member in American history to be held in contempt of Congress, disgraced Attorney General Eric Holder spoke in front of the highly controversial National Council of La Raza — it means “The Race” in Spanish — and issued threats against ongoing state and local efforts to control illegal immigration or enforce voter-ID requirements. He also touted an administration effort to stop deportations while promising to keep working with President Obama to pass the “Dream Act” and secure amnesty for illegal immigrants.
Despite receiving millions of dollars from taxpayers, “La Raza” is a deeply divisive outfit known for race-mongering and advancing flawed collectivist notions of Latinos and Hispanics as a monolithic bloc rather than unique individuals — bizarrely emphasizing “race” and “ethnicity,” superficial and largely irrelevant characteristics, above other, more important traits. Still, Holder seemed infatuated, claiming that “our nation’s struggle to overcome injustice and eliminate disparities remains far from over” and that La Raza was on the front lines of the battle.
"I want to assure you, that in the fight to protect the civil rights of all, this organization will never have a more committed partner than the United States Department of Justice," he claimed, without mentioning, of course, that he is currently abusing his likely short-lived authority as head of the Justice Department to shield himself from criminal prosecution in connection with the Obama administration’s deadly “Fast and Furious” gun-running program.
“And as my colleagues and I keep working to build on this progress — and strive to take all of our efforts to a new level — know that we’ll continue to rely on organizations like this one to help lead the way forward,” Holder told “The Race” activists assembled in Las Vegas for a yearly conference. “Sí se puede," he concluded. It means "Yes We Can," Obama’s controversial campaign slogan, in Spanish.
Throughout his speech on Saturday, Holder also boasted about his prosecutions over displays of ethnic or racial bias, as well as Justice Department efforts to bludgeon banks on their allegedly discriminatory lending terms. He also spoke proudly of a long prison sentence he secured for a racist who apparently sent threatening letters to Latino groups like “The Race,” yet made no mention of the New Black Panthers who were recently caught on a conference call preparing for “race war” and “bloodshed” against white Americans simply because of their race.
Immigration, of course, was one of the most frequent topics Holder discussed; it is one of the key issues that “The Race” focuses on in its activism. The officially contemptuous Attorney General bragged, for example, about the federal government’s success in striking down key parts of Arizona’s SB 1070 immigration law, which he said — without any obvious trace of irony — “would have effectively criminalized unlawful status.” But thanks to Holder’s use of taxpayer money in his unprecedented lawsuit against the state government, the courts confirmed “the federal government’s exclusive authority to regulate with regard to immigration issues,” he said.
The DOJ will continue to “monitor” Arizona, but for now, the administration can also go back to pushing for amnesty. “We can all be encouraged that President Obama and other members of his administration, including me, will keep working with congressional leaders from both parties to advance critical legislation like the Dream Act and comprehensive immigration reform,” Holder declared, using a term that is widely understood on both sides of the debate to mean amnesty for illegal immigrants.
Even if Congress refuses to comply, however, Obama and his Department of “Homeland Security” are already working on securing partial amnesty by executive decree, Holder boasted. “Soon, certain young people — who may have been brought to this country illegally by their parents, but who pose no risk to national security or public safety — may receive temporary relief from removal and the chance to apply for work authorization,” he explained, citing executive-branch maneuvers to sidestep lawmakers that critics have slammed as “autocratic” and in “contempt” of the Constitution.
The federal crusade against Maricopa County’s elected Sheriff Joe Arpaio featured prominently in Holder’s speech too, with the disgraced Attorney General suggesting that local law enforcement — which has traditionally been independent of federal power — will obey the administration, or pay the price. “These policies simply have no place in responsible law enforcement, and they must not and simply will not be tolerated as long as I am attorney general of the United States,” Holder declared to a round of applause, claiming that Sheriff Arpaio had somehow violated the “constitutional rights of Latinos in Maricopa County.”
Despite paying lip service to the rights of various groups, however, Holder has repeatedly shown his extreme animosity toward one of the most fundamental God-given rights enshrined in the American Constitution — the unalienable right to keep and bear arms. In fact, before assuming his role as Attorney General, Holder once proposed a taxpayer-funded propaganda campaign to “brainwash” — in his words — America’s youth on the subject of gun rights.
Speaking to the thousands of activists assembled for “The Race” conference, Holder also bragged about “reinvigorated partnerships with state, local, and international authorities — particularly Mexican leaders.” Of course, he did not cite any constitutional authority for the controversial partnerships, instead claiming only that they were aimed at reducing forced labor and other ills in America.
“I understand that despite the transformative progress that has been made, our nation's struggle to eliminate injustice and overcome disparities continues,” Holder complained in one of his repeated statements alluding to alleged institutional racism still embedded in the fabric of America. “We have further to travel on the road to equality.”
According to news reports, the audience welcomed the race-mongering Attorney General with a standing ovation. Some members of the crowd reportedly shouted “I love you,” too. Critics of Holder, however, slammed his alleged pandering for Latino votes. Other activists blasted La Raza itself as “racist” and said political leaders should stop associating themselves with “hate” and “ethnic supremacy.”
“The unvarnished truth is that the group is a radical ethnic nationalist outfit that abuses your tax dollars and milks PC politics to undermine our sovereignty,” wrote conservative pundit Michelle Malkin in a piece outlining “The Race” group’s controversial political positions. “The fringe is the center. The center is the fringe. Viva La Raza.”
Despite its reputation as an intensely controversial organization, La Raza continues to reap millions in taxpayer funds while regularly hosting prominent speakers both in and out of government. On Tuesday, Vice President Joe Biden is set to give a speech at the annual four-day conference as well. And George W. Bush’s former Commerce Secretary Carlos Gutierrez — now serving as a co-chair on Mitt Romney’s “Hispanic” steering committee — will also be participating in “The Race” gathering.
“We understand La Raza's speaker lineup is too full to accommodate Secretary Gutierrez, but should they find time in their schedule, he will of course be on hand to address the crowd and explain why President Obama's failed policies have kept Hispanic unemployment at 11 percent nationally," Romney’s Nevada campaign spokesman Mason Harrison was quoted as saying.
While not much was said or reported about Holder’s current legal troubles in reports about his speech, the controversial Attorney General is currently under massive pressure to resign, be fired, or even be prosecuted — and the elephant in the room was looming large. Meanwhile, under his now-tainted leadership, the Justice Department continues to defy lawful subpoenas and obstruct congressional investigations into a gun-trafficking program that put weapons in the hands of Mexican drug cartels and killed hundreds of Mexicans, as well as a DEA scheme to launder narcotics profits first exposed last year.
Of course, bipartisan pressure to rein in DOJ abuses and lawlessness under Holder is still building. But among La Raza race activists, at least, the stink of the attorney general’s dubious legacy as the first ever sitting cabinet member to be held in contempt of Congress was barely noticeable.
At La Raza Summit, Disgraced AG Eric Holder Touts Amnesty & Threatens StatesWe now live in a nation where doctors destroy health, lawyers destroy justice, universities destroy knowledge, governments destroy freedom, the press destroys information, religions destroy morals, and our banks destroy the economy.
Chris Hedges…Journalist and author
- 08-19-2012, 12:30 PM #2
Moved to General Discussion.
- 08-19-2012, 07:33 PM #3
La Raza TAX FUNDED reletad ..
Tuesday, 20 March 2012 18:19 HUD Grant Program Awards Millions of Dollars to Leftist Groups
Written by Brian Koenig
The Housing and Urban Development Department (HUD) is doling out $42 million in federal funding for housing counseling grants to 468 local, regional, and national organizations. Intended to prevent foreclosures and assist new home buyers, the grants will offer free assistance on foreclosure avoidance as well as educate buyers on how to rent or purchase a home. HUD alleges that beneficiaries of these services will help combat predatory lending practices, because buyers will be equipped with information to help them evade mortgage scams, high interest rates, and unreasonably high appraisals.
"The HUD-approved counseling agencies this funding supports are crucial in helping struggling families on a one-to-one basis to manage their money, navigate the homebuying process, and secure their financial futures," asserted HUD Secretary Shaun Donovan. "Housing counseling works for families that are in need, but also for entire neighborhoods and our housing market more broadly."
The funding stems from the fiscal 2012 budget that reinstated HUD-approved counseling services after Congress slashed such funding in 2011. According to HUD, the funding supplements the $2.5 billion supplied to states for housing programs as an extension of the federal government’s $25-billion mortgage servicing settlement.
A handful of those "HUD-approved" organizations include high-profile liberal activist groups. One of the organizations, the National Council of La Raza (NCLR) — which in Spanish means "the Race" — harvested roughly $1.7 million from the federal housing agency. The largest Hispanic civil rights and advocacy group in the nation, the NCLR works on a myriad of social and economic issues pertaining to the Hispanic community, including labor, housing, education, and healthcare.
But most consequential is the group’s stance on immigration policy, and the LaRaza website indicates that it supports an amnesty program: "Restoring order by getting the 12 million undocumented people in our country to come forward, obtain legal status, learn English, and assume the rights and responsibilities of citizenship..."
Republicans and anti-illegal immigration organizations have branded NCLR as a radical group that has, at times, harbored potent anti-American sentiments. In April 2011, a highly contentious ethnic studies program in a Tucson school district revealed the group’s radical ideology:
Yesterday a Tucson Unified School District board meeting was scheduled to discuss making the La Raza Studies, or the Race Studies, an elective in public schools rather than banning the program all together. The "ethnic studies" program was banned earlier this year because of the material being taught in the program. Instructors of the Raza Studies, also known as Mexican-American Studies, teach students that Arizona belongs to Mexico, [and] to throw over the U.S. government to take back that land.
Another progressive organization, the National Community Reinvestment Corporation (NCRC), raked in about $2.5 million in HUD grants. The NCRC is an activist group that dedicates its assets to countering alleged discrimination in housing and mortgage lending, and is a staunch supporter of strengthening enforcement of the federal Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) — including extending the CRA’s authority to securities firms, large credit unions, and mortgage and insurance companies.
The NCRC applauded President Obama’s efforts to allow homeowners to refinance Federal Housing Administration-insured loans at lower rates. "President Obama's plan to allow FHA insured borrowers to refinance their loans at a reduced fee is another positive step toward repairing the damage to the economy from the housing crisis," NCRC President and CEO John Taylor said in a March 6 press release. "The President's increased leadership on this issue is a very encouraging sign. But the biggest issue facing the housing market is that Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac are not writing down loans. Until that happens, the President's initiatives will have a positive but modest impact."
A third group, the National Urban League — a civil rights organization that works on behalf of the African-American community — collected more than $1 million in HUD funding. As is the case with the NCLR and NCRC, the Urban League is a chief supporter of the liberal cause. For instance, the group is a member of the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence, a gun-control advocacy organization.
Moreover, the Urban League recently railed against Republican lawmakers for voter-ID laws, referring to the initiatives as an attack on democracy. "We are under attack," asserted Urban League CEO and President Marc Morial, "and we have got to occupy the vote and push back these voter suppression laws."
In the past, Obama has expressed a sentiment indicating his "indebtedness" to the Urban League. In fact, in an August 2008 campaign speech, Obama offered tribute to the group for purportedly making his 2008 candidacy a reality:
I stand here before you today feeling no small amount of gratitude. Because I know that my story, and so many other improbable stories, would not be possible without all that the Urban League has done to put opportunity within reach of every American. It's because of the doors you've opened, because of the battles you've fought and won, because of the sacrifices of people in this room and all those who came before you, that I come here today as a candidate for President of the United States of America.
HUD Grant Program Awards Millions of Dollars to Leftist GroupsU.S. Constitution - Article IV, Section 4: GUARANTEES AMERICA FROM INVASION!
- 08-19-2012, 08:35 PM #4
They also get first dibs on all of the best homes that families have been thrown out of. The homes are held off of the market for 15 days until they grantees decided if they want them for their "clients". If you look deep enough, you will find that they are getting huge chunks of cash.
Replacing economically raped US homeowners with preferred minorities is where a large chunk of tax payer money is going and this is just one of the programs. JMO
HUD National First Look Program
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the National Community Stabilization Trust have come together to launch the HUD National First Look Program.
In the first ever public-private partnership of its kind, HUD and the Stabilization Trust, working with nearly all of the nation’s top financial institutions, are joining together to make the ‘First Look’ REO property acquisition model available to all Neighborhood Stabilization Program (NSP) grantees. Similar to the existing ‘First Look’ option available to local governments and other community based housing providers working through the Stabilization Trust, the National ‘First Look’ Program allows NSP grantees an exclusive window of access to indicate interest in and make offers on newly available REO properties of participating financial institutions.
The Stabilization Trust will serve as the operations engine behind the National First Look Program. Financial Institutions participating with HUD the Stabilization Trust include Bank of America, Chase, Citi, Deutsche Bank, GMAC, Nationstar Mortgage, Ocwen Financial Corporation, Saxon Mortgage Services, U.S. Bank, Wells Fargo, Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, and the Federal Housing Administration (FHA).
HUD National First Look Press Release
Remarks of Secretary Shaun Donovan at the National ‘First Look’ Program Announcement
HUD National First Look Program Questions and Answers
NSP grantees new to the Stabilization Trust that wish to participate in the National First Look Program should contact us.
HUD National First Look Program | National Community Stabilization Trust
Here is a litle more
HUD > State Information > District of Columbia > News > HUDNo.2012-05-16
May 16, 2012WASHINGTON - The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development today awarded $2.7 million to fair housing organizations to assist people in D.C. who believe they have been victims of housing discrimination. The five different D.C. organizations include the Equal Rights Center with one grant, the Housing Counseling Services with two grants, the Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law with one grant; National Community Reinvestment Coalition with one grant, and the National Fair Housing Alliance with three grants. (The project summaries of these grants are listed at the end of the news release.)
THIS IS JUST IN DC - IT IS GOING ON IN EVERY CITY IN THE COUNTRY
HUD AWARDS MORE THAN $2.7 MILLION IN GRANTS TO COMBAT HOUSING DISCRIMINATION IN THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA
"HUD provides the only federal grant support to private fair housing enforcement and education," said HUD Regional Administrator Jane C. W. Vincent. "We count these D.C. fair housing organizations among our partners who help us fight housing discrimination."
The competitive grants are funded through HUD's Fair Housing Initiatives Program (FHIP), and are part of nearly $41.18 million distributed nationwide to 99 fair housing organizations and other nonprofit agencies in 35 states and the District of Columbia. The grants will be used to enforce the Fair Housing Act through investigation and testing of alleged discriminatory practices, and to educate housing providers, local governments and potential victims of housing discrimination about their rights and responsibilities under the Fair Housing Act. HUD had over $70 million in requests for FHIP, but funded only $41 million.
HUD is awarding FHIP grants to the following agencies in the District of Columbia.
FHEO and its partners in the Fair Housing Assistance Program investigate more than 9,300 housing discrimination complaints annually. People who believe they are the victims of housing discrimination should contact HUD at (800) 669-9777 (voice), or (800) 927-9275 (TTY).
State Organization Name CityAmount District of Columbia Equal Rights Center Washington$325,000.00 Housing Counseling Services Washington$125,000.00 Housing Counseling Services Washington$125,000.00 Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law Washington$324,323.00 National Community Reinvestment Coalition Washington$1,249,885.84 National Fair Housing Alliance Washington$324,999.00 National Fair Housing Alliance Washington$325,000.00 National Fair Housing Alliance Washington$1,499,912.00
###HUD's mission is to create strong, sustainable, inclusive communities and quality affordable homes for all. HUD is working to strengthen the housing market to bolster the economy and protect consumers; meet the need for quality affordable rental homes: utilize housing as a platform for improving quality of life; build inclusive and sustainable communities free from discrimination; and transform the way HUD does business. More information about HUD and its programs is available on the Internet at www.hud.gov and Locating New Page..... You can also follow HUD on twitter @HUDnews, on Facebook at www.facebook.com/HUD, or sign up for news alerts on HUD's News ListservEqual Rights Center
Private Enforcement Initiative - Performance Based
Funding Component - $325,000.00
The Equal Rights Center (ERC) will use its grant to benefit individuals protected by all federally
protected classes, locally protected classes in the District of Columbia and locally protected
classes of surrounding areas, with a particular emphasis on disability and national origin. The
ERC will: maintain a comprehensive enforcement log to accept complaints based on federally
and locally protected classes; conduct intakes and investigate, through testing and other methods,
new complaints of housing discrimination alleging violation of federal fair housing laws; refer
meritorious complaints to HUD or the District of Columbia Office of Human Rights or assist
complainants through the HUD/FHAP administrative process; and develop educational and
counseling opportunities in the community through an integrated outreach approach.
Housing Counseling Services
Education and Outreach Initiative - General
Component - $125,000.00
Housing Counseling Services, Inc. (HCS) will use its grants to conduct fair housing outreach and
education activities targeted to low- and moderate- income households and underserved
populations, including the LEP community, minorities, and the disabled; encourage housing
industry professionals, landlords, housing providers, community-based service providers, and
community and faith-based leaders to play a more active role in promoting equal housing
opportunity; curtail housing discrimination; and increase the number of complaints filed with fair
housing enforcement agencies throughout the DC Metropolitan area (including suburban MD
and VA). Under this grant, the organization’s primary goal is to provide public events to educate
consumers on fair housing, financial literacy, credit management, and avoiding high-cost loans
and abusive lending practices that violate the Fair Housing Act.
Housing Counseling Services
Education and Outreach Initiative - Lending
Component - $125,000.00
Housing Counseling Services, Inc. (HCS) will use its grant to conduct outreach, education, and
counseling to identify and report lending discrimination, mortgage rescue scams, mortgage loan,
and mortgage servicing fraud and abuse and identify and analyze patterns of discrimination
related to the lending process. HCS’s activities target low- and moderate-income and
underserved home buyers and homeowners, including the immigrant, disabled, and LEP
communities; encourage housing industry professionals, housing providers, community-based
service providers, and community based leaders to play a more active role in promoting equal
housing opportunity; curtail housing discrimination, avoiding mortgage rescue scams, and
increase the number of complaints filed with fair housing enforcement agencies throughout the
DC Metropolitan area (including suburban MD and VA).
Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law
Fair Housing Organization Initiative - Lending
Component - $324,323.00
The Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law will use its grant to continue the efforts of
the National Loan Modification Scam Prevention Network. The Loan Modification Scam
Prevention Network will: collect reports of mortgage rescue scams from victims and input them
into the database; continue ongoing litigation against scammers and bring additional lawsuits;
seek successful resolution of lawsuits against scammers for plaintiffs; add new non-governmental organizations and new governmental regulatory and enforcement agencies as partners in the Loan Modification Scam Prevention Network; and attract visitors to the Prevent Loan Scams - A Project of the Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights Under the Law Prevent Loan Scams - A Project of the Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights Under the Law website.
National Community Reinvestment Coalition
Fair Housing Organization Initiative - Establishing New Organizations
Component - $1,249,885.00
The National Community Reinvestment Coalition will use its grant to work with local
community fair housing/fair lending advocates to plan, setup, and develop South Carolina’s only
statewide, full-service enforcement fair housing center. The proposed South Carolina Fair
Housing Center (SCFHC) will investigate fair housing and lending discrimination in rental,
sales, and other housing related transactions based on color, disability, familial status, national
origin, race, religion, and gender; provide education and outreach and assist bona fide complainants by filing complaints with HUD; and work to remove barriers to fair housing choice by monitoring local and state Analysis of Impediments.
National Fair Housing Alliance
Education and Outreach Initiative - National Media Campaign
Component - $1,499,912.00
The National Fair Housing Alliance (NFHA) will use its grant to conduct a centralized,
coordinated, interactive media-based campaign to promote fair housing. Discrimination has
become more subtle over the years and the need to educate the public about recognizing
discrimination and knowing their fair housing rights is vital, and many victims believed that
filing some type of complaint would not have been worth it or would not have helped. The
campaign will have several components designed to address these and other issues. Media
products, including products developed for the hearing impaired and deaf community, will be
distributed throughout the U.S. to a broad audience of consumers and to national and local
community based and fair housing organizations, as well as almost 1200 CDBG entitlement
National Fair Housing Alliance
Private Enforcement Initiative - Lending
Component - $324,999.00
The National Fair Housing Alliance (NFHA) will use its grant to conduct lending testing in a
metropolitan area and real estate owned property investigations in four states. The NFHA
project’s testing and investigation activities will provide a strategic, systemic approach to
challenging illegal activities surrounding foreclosure issues in African American and Latino
neighborhoods by investigating and examining differences in treatment and services between
Whites and African Americans, Latinos, families with children, people with Limited English
Proficiency, and single female headed households. NFHA will produce a report documenting
disparities and provide best practices and policies that will reduce and eliminate discriminatory
behaviors and distribute it through NFHA’s website and to CDBG recipients, housing counseling
agencies, and fair housing advocates.
National Fair Housing Alliance
Private Enforcement Initiative - Multi-Year
The National Fair Housing Alliance (NFHA) will use its grant to conduct rental, sales, lending
and design and construction investigations. NFHA will conduct these tests in multiple
Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) jurisdictions across the country, targeting cities
where no private, nonprofit, full service fair housing centers currently operate. These systemic
investigations will provide CDBG recipients with more knowledge about how discrimination
occurs in their localities so they can design better remedies in their Consolidated Plans for
eliminating barriers to fair housing. NFHA will develop systemic investigation based on initial
testing evidence and bring administrative or legal enforcement actions.
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