Washington Post editorial writer Ruben Navarrette, Jr. just had an editorial in the paper this week. In it he describes the "good" Chavez and the "bad Chavez, his words not mine, but he backs up my facts with this, "The indefensible; Chavez, his cronies and the union itself were essentially surrogates for the INS. More concerned with maintaining leverage than protecting human rights, Chavez and Co. would CALL THE INS TO DEMAND THAT THEY COME AND ARREST ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS WHO CROSSED THE PICKET LINES..." You can read the whole editorial in the March 24 Post. Obviously Navarrette was and still is sympathetic to the illegal immigrants, so you can be sure Chavez indeed turned them into the INS.
Navarrette has been researching and writing about Chavez, Delores Huerta and the UFW for over 25 years. The bottom line? American born Chavez knew that whether a continuous trickle or flood of illegal immigrants, their very presence depressed fair pay, decent hours, and safety for those United Farm Workers he represented. So if illegal immigrants, being taken advantage of as scabs and strikebreakers by their usurpation of jobs threatened the jobs of legal workers, Chavez felt no compunction to call the INS.
You should do a little more unbiased research yourself without eliminating inconvenient truths with which you don't politically or socially agree.
If you want a refund, you can have a refund, but I won't retract the VALIDATED and SUBSTANTIATED evidence, which I have just validated and substantiated to you from a primary source.
BTW, I was asked to present this documented activity to 200+ students who walked out of my high school one Cinco de Mayo b/c their walkout and demonstration was based on bad history and emotional hype induced by others with a definite political agenda. After I presented this very information, not one student walked out.
You can presume whatever you like about my politics, but the activity is based on provable facts, but both the good and the bad facts.
March 31, 2014