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Thursday, September 22, 2011

NAACP, LULAC Denounce Gov. Susana Martinez's Extremist Allies on Driver's License Issue and Discriminatory Anti-Immigrant Agenda

NM Governor Susana Martinez

In a joint official statement issued today, New Mexico's parts of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) and the League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) said they are concerned and horrified by the inclusion of the Americans for Legal immigration PAC (ALIPAC) in New Mexico legislative issues, and additionally Governor Susana Martinez's proceeded with assaults on immigrants and her obvious misuse of power.

"It has turned out to be evident that Governor Martinez's hostile to migrants political motivation depends on help by national associations without any connections to New Mexico and with suspicious intentions," stated Pablo Martínez, a representative of the LULAC Board and previous law authorization head. "We're worried by ALIPAC's recorded connections to racial oppressors and other radical associations."

In an article in present Albuquerque Journal, ALIPAC President William Gheen said the gathering will campaign New Mexico administrators to battle the "unlawful migrant attack of America."

NAACP and LULAC indicated reports by the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) that have over and again named ALI-PAC as a "nativist radical" gathering and an association that goes past minor backing of prohibitive movement strategy to really stand up to or irritate suspected foreigners or their bosses. Snap for SPLC report.

They additionally indicated explanations in 2009 by the Anti-Defamation League criticizing moves made by racial oppressors and Neo-Nazi gatherings in the name of ALIPAC: click here and here

The two associations expressed they trust Governor Martinez exceeded her power in August, when she organized the now-stopped "Residency Certification Program" that focused 10,000 people in the MVD remote national driver's permit database. The program has since been halted by New Mexico District Judge Sarah Singleton, who decided on September 13 that requiring re-confirmation in light of national starting point could damage the Equal Protection Clause of the New Mexico Constitution.

"LULAC sees ALIPAC's endeavor to impact our New Mexico State Legislature as a continuation of a national pattern of bigot militancy against Hispanic social liberties," said Dennis W. Montoya, LULAC's New Mexico Civil Rights Chair and District 1 Director.

"Our common concern is the proceeded badgering of immigrants by the Governor's organization, and in addition her obvious absence of worry for the effect her approach is having on New Mexico families," said Sam Bone, President of New Mexico's NAACP. "This steady assault on individuals that have complied with the ebb and flow driver's permit law is an overindulge of power at the slightest degree intelligent of New Mexico's principles. We stress that this present driver's permit revokes exertion is a the initial phase in the disintegration of social liberties for every helpless minority in our state."

Montoya went ahead to express that the Governor's approach towards immigrants speaks to "her absence of association with the general population of New Mexico, and an alarming presentation of obvious segregation. This annulment exertion isn't about what's useful for New Mexico, it's a pieceof a bigger political tactic to distance Latino people groups from Arizona to Alabama. New Mexico has endeavored to cultivate positive and aware race relations since statehood, and we don't welcome these outside philosophies in light of the governmental issues of despise."

"We urge the lawmaking body to confront the Governor and bolster sensible proposition that address misrepresentation in the driver's permit procedure, keep all New Mexico drivers guaranteed and shield every one of us from run-ins with uninsured drivers," said Bone of the NAACP.

Photo by M.E. Broderick.

September 22, 2011 at 06:59 PM in Border Issues, Civil Liberties, Hispanic Issues, Impeachment, Legal Issues, NM Legislature 2011, NM Legislature Redistricting 2011, Right Wing, Susana Martinez | Permalink