Going After The Children Of People Who Oppose Illegal Immigration

Politics is generally a slimly and sleazy business, but this is another new low:

Illegals-advocate group to stalk Minutemen kids. Day-labor center strikes back at border group, plans to picket members’ homes, schools, jobs

A Maryland organization that runs four government-funded day-labor hiring centers is training volunteer “legal observers” to videotape members of the Minuteman border security group and to picket their homes, places of work and their children’s schools.

“We are going to target them in a specific way,” Gustavo Torres, executive director of Casa de Maryland told the Maryland Gazette, speaking of the Minutemen volunteers who have set up a surveillance site across the street to discreetly photograph contractors who pick up day laborers at the center.

Going out with their own cameras will only be the first step his group takes.

“Then we are going to picket their houses, and the schools of their kids, and go to their work,” Torres said. “If they are going to do this to us, we are going to respond in the same way, to let people know their neighbors are extremists, that they are anti-immigrant. They are going to hear from us.”

The Minuteman Project’s “covert” campaign to monitor day labor centers has been in operation for a little over a week. The group, which started with much-publicized efforts to patrol the U.S.-Mexico border and report sightings of illegal aliens to the Border Patrol, has turned its attention to the employers who hire undocumented workers.”

So the Minutemen are going to videotape businessmen that are breaking the law by hiring illegal aliens and in return, this pro-illegal alien group is going to target their children? Can you imagine the reaction if the Minutemen had come out and said they intended to go after the children of people who supported illegal aliens in exactly the same way that Casa de Maryland is going after their kids? They would have been universally condemned on the left and right…but will the same thing happen to Casa de Maryland?

Worse yet, just look at this:

“The most recent annual report for Casa de Maryland, a non-profit, shows $2,771,615 in income for 2004-2005, of which 51 percent was provided by various government agencies.”

That’s right, your tax dollars may be used by a pro-illegal alien group to picket the children of people who believe in enforcing our laws. It’s scandalous that a despicable group like Casa de Maryland has received one thin dime of taxpayer money and quite frankly, any funds they’re receiving should be immediately and unceremoniously pulled.

Politics may be a rough business and not for the faint hearted, but there are some boundaries that should not be crossed and Casa de Maryland has ambled across one of them.

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