Thursday, August 30, 2007

This is not your country anymore, Gringos....

"The popular coalition has made great gains. We have shown that we are not only for protecting the rights of the undocumented but we are struggling for Latinos to become a voice for justice for all of Latin America. We have supported self-determination and opposed assimilation into this nation’s individualistic, imperialistic values. We have taught that our people did not come here because of the American Dream but because of what the American nightmare did to our countries of origin. We have asserted that our demand to be here and to be fully enfranchised here is a right not a privilege [sic] and a destiny of our people to transform this nation."

- Quote from: UNIFY AND FOCUS OUR MOVEMENT NOW! by Emma Lozano, presidente Pueblo sin Fronteras and Elvira Arellano, presidente La Familia Latina Unida

-Note: Elvira Arellano is the woman recently deported to Mexico after claiming sanctuary in a Chicago church for over a year. Emma Lozano is the wife of the minister of the Chicago church where Arellano was given sanctuary -

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