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    SEIU leader: Romney wants to deny housing, heat and water to illegal immigrants

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    By Josh Lederman
    01/24/12 01:38 PM ET

    A major union leader is accusing Mitt Romney of wanting to make life miserable for illegal immigrants by denying them access to heat and water, barring landlords from renting to them and obstructing their children's access to schools.

    Eliseo Medina, the secretary-treasurer of Service Employees International Union, blasted Romney on Monday during a conference call announcing a Spanish-language radio ad the union is launching in partnership with Priorities USA Action, a super-PAC supporting President Obama.

    Medina, the No. 2 official at the influential union, was reacting to an answer Romney gave at a debate Monday night where he said "self-deportation" was the answer to ridding the country of illegal immigrants.

    "It's basically to say, 'Make their life miserable'" by refusing to rent to them or to provide access to heat and water," Medina said. "Make it difficult for their kids and their schools."

    In Monday's debate, Romney was asked how he would reduce the number of illegal immigrants in the United States if he is opposed to mass deportations. The former Massachusetts governor said programs like E-Verify could be used to eliminate the financial incentive to remain in the country.

    "If people can't work here, they're going to self-deport to a place where they can get work," Romney said.

    Asked by The Hill how Romney's comments could be construed to imply that illegal immigrants should be denied basic necessities, Medina pointed to Romney's close relationship with Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach, who has endorsed Romney. Kobach has been credit with writing most of Alabama's harsh anti-illegal immigration law, which has been challenged in the courts.

    "Mr. Romney has said he wants to support and he joins in supporting Kris Kobach," Medina said. "When he says he supports those kinds of policies, he has to own all of it."

    "This is a dishonest smear from President Obama's liberal allies and a desperate attempt to distract from his abysmal record," said Romney adviser Albert Martinez. "It will do nothing to help the millions of Hispanics who have been hit especially hard as a result of the Obama economy."

    Martinez said Hispanics, like all Floridians, believe Romney is the best person to rebuild the economy and to replace Obama.

    Romney has taken a more hard-line stance on immigration than most of his Republican rivals — most notably Newt Gingrich, who trounced Romney in South Carolina and who polls now show is leading Romney in Florida, a state with a large Hispanic population.

    Florida will hold the next presidential primary on Jan. 31, and both Democrats and Romney's GOP competitors are hoping to use his strict stance on illegal immigration against him with Hispanic voters in the state.

    Medina also accused Romney of hypocrisy for pandering to Hispanic voters in Spanish-language ads, then insulting them with his rhetoric in English and with endorsements from people like Kobach.

    "Mitt Romney and other Republicans seem to forget Latinos speak English, too," Medina said. "We know what they say about us."

    —This post was updated at 2:15 p.m. and 6:01 p.m.

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    Eliseo Medina sure knows how to use scare tactics (see a lot of that used nowadays). Just a big mouth piece for Obama, the best friend a Union boss can have.
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    I have no problem with shutting their water and other utilities off. What's the big deal about that? Do these illegal alien advocates have any idea how many Americans live without water and electricity when their utilities are cut-off because they couldn't pay the bill because they were 1 of the 8 million households in America who lost their job and livelihood to an illegal alien?

    Americans receive less than 10 days notice when they're losing their utilities. To me, that's all illegal aliens should be given to pack up, gas up, and hit the road to from whence they came.
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    I have no problem with shutting their water and other utilities off. What's the big deal about that? Do these illegal alien advocates have any idea how many Americans live without water and electricity when their utilities are cut-off because they couldn't pay the bill because they were 1 of the 8 million households in America who lost their job and livelihood to an illegal alien?

    Americans receive less than 10 days notice when they're losing their utilities. To me, that's all illegal aliens should be given to pack up, gas up, and hit the road to from whence they came
    Perfectly said.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jean View Post
    Eliseo Medina sure knows how to use scare tactics (see a lot of that used nowadays). Just a big mouth piece for Obama, the best friend a Union boss can have.

    He sure is here is some information on him



    Eliseo Medina - KeyWiki


    Eliseo Medina is one of the U.S.'s most influential socialist labor union officials. He was described by the Los Angeles Times as "one of the most successful labor organizers in the country" and was named one of the "Top 50 Most Powerful Latino Leaders" in Poder Magazine. He is currently leading the Service Employees International Union efforts to achieve comprehensive immigration reform that "rebuilds the nation's economy, secures equal labor- and civil-rights protections for workers to improve their wages and work conditions and provides legal channels and a path to citizenship"[1].
    Early life

    When he was 10-years-old, Medina came to the United States from Mexico with his mother and siblings to join their father, who was an immigrant farm worker.[1]

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    Eliseo Medina - KeyWiki


    And more on him here:


    Eliseo Medina

    INTERNATIONAL SECRETARY-TREASURER

    SEIU Executive Vice President Eliseo Medina

    Eliseo Medina is described by the Los Angeles Times as "one of the most successful labor organizers in the country" and was named one of the "Top 50 Most Powerful Latino Leaders" in Poder Magazine. The International Secretary-Treasurer of the Service Employees International Union (SEIU), Medina also leads the union's efforts to achieve comprehensive immigration reform that rebuilds the nation's economy, secures equal labor- and civil-rights protections for workers to improve their wages and work conditions and provides legal channels and a path to citizenship.

    Called a "quietly charismatic" leader "who is helping immigrant workers win union representation and make their voice heard in the political arena" by the Sacramento Bee, the issue of immigration reform is very personal to Medina. When he was 10-years-old, he came to the United States from Mexico with his mother and siblings to join their father, who was an immigrant farm worker.

    Working to ensure the opportunity to pass comprehensive immigration reform does not slip away, Medina led the effort to unite the unions of the Change to Win federation and AFL-CIO around a comprehensive framework for reform. Serving as a leading voice in Washington, frequently testifying before Congress, Medina has also helped to build a strong, diverse coalition of community and national partners that have intensified the call for reform and cultivated necessary political capitol to hold elected leaders accountable. Medina has also helped strengthen ties between the Roman Catholic Church and the labor movement to work on common concerns such as immigrant worker rights and access to health care.

    Medina's career as a labor activist began in 1965 when, as a 19-year-old grape-picker, he participated in the historic United Farm Workers' strike in Delano, Calif. Over the next 13 years, Medina worked alongside labor leader and civil rights activist Cesar Chavez and honed his skills as a union organizer and political strategist; eventually rising through the ranks to serve as the United Farm Workers' national vice president.

    His interests in strategic organizing brought him to SEIU in 1986, where he helped revive a local union in San Diego--building its membership from 1,700 to over 10,000 in five years. He was a key strategist in the Los Angeles strike by SEIU Local 1877's building service workers, who in April 2000 won the largest wage increase in the 15-year history of SEIU's Justice for Janitors campaign. He also helped more than 100,000 home care workers in California advocate for the best quality care for the people they serve remain independent in their homes by securing funding to improve their quality of life.

    In 1996, Medina was elected to serve as international executive vice president of SEIU. He made history by becoming the first Mexican American elected to a top post at the 2.1 million-member SEIU. His work has helped make SEIU the fastest-growing union on the West Coast and the largest union in California. Since 1996, more than 1.2 million workers across the country have united with SEIU, the nation's largest union of healthcare workers and the union with the largest membership of immigrant workers.

    Medina has also headed SEIU's efforts to help workers in 17 states across the southern and southwestern United States--including Arizona, Texas, Nevada, Colorado, Louisiana, Florida, and Georgia--unite in SEIU so they will have the strength to improve their jobs and the services they provide in their communities.

    In 2010, Medina was unanimously elected to serve as International Secretary-Treasurer of the 2.1 million-member union.
    Medina lives in Washington, D.C.. He is married and the proud father of four children and one grandchild.

    Eliseo Medina



    PS I forgot to add the big union bosses want to unionize the illegals for the union dues, and the big government Rebugnants want to exploit them for the cheap labor either way they loose..and it costs the American tax payer for it. It is always and always has been about cheap labor and exploitation for all....
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