An Open Letter to Loretta Sanchez by the Orange County Dream Team

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Here at OC Weekly, we're a proud Aztlanista front, so we're more than happy to run the following open letter by the Orange County Dream Team, that amazing group of undocumented students and their supporters who have been advocating for amnesty for (relative) ages. Their target this time around? Their favorite whipping pendeja: Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez. Take it away, kiddos!

A Letter to Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez (from the Orange County Dream Team)

Congresswoman Sanchez,

Let us begin by acknowledging that on April 24th, several members of our organization had the opportunity to meet with you and two members of your local and DC staff.

Let us also begin by acknowledging that although we hoped this meeting should have happened earlier (and under less tense circumstances) we found it to be cordial and productive in the ample time and attention that was given for our members to raise our concerns and request your more active role in moving the President to take action to address the record number of deportations under his administration.

Our opposition to Obama Administration's massive criminalizing and deportation policies are well documented in the public record, so we will just jump to follow-up on the requests and suggestions we made of you and your staff during that meeting, as well as the ways to move forward now that several changes have occurred in the landscape.

Our central request was and continues to be for you to publicly push President Obama to take immediate action to against the record number of deportations and expand the program of Deferred Action.

We applaud what's been reported as advocacy you have done in private and we ask that you make it public. Your office has been willing to assist individuals facing deportation and Rep. Gutierrez has stated for the public record that you have advocated for relief in private meetings between the Congressional Hispanic Caucus and DHS Sec. Johnson.

However, to make such change possible, it requires a public conversation and the President hearing from Congresspeople, like yourself on the public record. That is why the #Not1More Campaign has been very direct and public from the start. We ask you to take steps like those of the AFL-CIO, which has been an early advocate for administrative action, as it raised its demand privately and very visibly in public.

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Onehunglow
Onehunglow

This  is so pathetic!! It's a shame all these lame organizations don't group together and annoy the politicians in Mexico the same way they do here!! If they could straighten them out down there maybe we will cross the border illegally into Mexico and zap them of all their resources!

Or better yet!, If they can annoy their pendejo Politicians into stop being corrupt maybe they won't have to come here at all! Everyone wins then!

One thing is for sure, We don't need anymore illegals who refuse to acclamate and are very racist and hateful and law breaking non-citizens!!

Afterall, We see how they ruined Mexico! So let's welcome them here to ruin this country too! As they are systematically already doing! We already see how their punk gangs are destroying people's livelihood!

Go back home and take 10 with you! Fucking Moochers!

Jack O'Loughlin
Jack O'Loughlin

even the people that come here illegally are figuring out that obama doesn't keep promises

Ro Ar
Ro Ar

Maybe your case will get looked at, but considering all the people who honestly, patiently waited for immigration, you have no high moral ground.

JoeArpaioFan
JoeArpaioFan

This is so pathetic so I have an idea. Start deporting the babies too so the illegal alien parents can't complain about separation.  How come these same idiots don't complain about the thousands of citizen mothers and fathers who are separated from their kids because of arrest?  I hate to bust your bubble but there will be no immigration reform. It's just your dream.

Greg Chavez
Greg Chavez

That's because he's not an idiot Martin.

Martin Gilbert
Martin Gilbert

I will follow your family, SELLOUT or let me guezz U R Spanish or Mexican but born here, and doesn't speak spanish, much less own pride for your Heritage!

Martin Gilbert
Martin Gilbert

All Anglo-Saxon that ARE PREJUDICE are cowards, they pretend to be so religious, friendly, open-minded, and hypocritical in regards to using this country`s laws, in various areas, so ALL I say is YOUR the PEOPLE that historically abuse and disrespect this COUNTRY`S Constitution, more than any Immigrant here not legally!!!!!!!!

Martin Gilbert
Martin Gilbert

I Totally, understand YOUR ANGLO-SAXON ANGLE, PREJUDICE BUTTHOLE, Look around the streets of O.C., how many Homeless people are White? Are they Young? Able bodied? Clean not doing drugs? Do they come from Middle-Class? Do they accept low pay, Hard work, and sustain that employment? OR do they BEG, in larger numbers thanother races?, Guess discussion not OVER, PERIOD!

HellCat99
HellCat99

this place is getting way to mexed out

WhiteyAlmighty
WhiteyAlmighty

"...we reiterated our ask for you to be public"

LMAO!

Marco Flores
Marco Flores

Loretta Sanchez cant do shit for anybody unless her lizard commanders tell her its ok to do so, that's right i said it.

Kevin Brunner
Kevin Brunner

If you don't want to be deported, don't come here illegally. Go through the correct process. The law is the law.

Patti Brook
Patti Brook

If you're here illegally you & your kids gotta go! The End!

armandocdll81
armandocdll81

Dear Dreamers,


Let us begin by acknowledging the fact that you are nothing but walking/talking contraband smuggled in from abroad. You are not immigrants nor are you legal permanent resends - you are unauthorized aliens using tawdry street vaudeville techniques to tug on our heart strings and effective by-pass the rules and protocols that legitimate immigrants have been navigating for decades. You are tiresome shills for anarchy and an embarrassment to humanity.  Grow up, go home and make something of yourselves. Your dream has died. Deal. 

robincook
robincook

Congresswoman Sanchez represents US citizens and residents.

Foreign nationals (not US citizens and residents) are not represented by our congresswoman. Also I don’t think she wants to aligned with known criminals.

jilllee
jilllee

If you use illegal means to get what you want….you should be punished. USA has laws against illegal immigration. I am personally against illegal immigration because it completely disregards people waiting in line legally and patiently to get into the united states. If you want to be here, wait in line and do it the right way. I have no sympathy to those getting deported. 


There are tons of people trying to get in the right way, and these illegal immigrants just cross the boarder, demand government money, demand jobs, and their rights to be heard….well, boo hoo hoo and cry me a river.


It is no surprise that deportations have been on he rise. And they will continue being on the rise. Get rid of the illegal immigrants- bring in the immigrants - the ones waiting patiently.



cynthia.curran8
cynthia.curran8

The problem is you have a lot of the Tea party folks which are pretty stupid, the Republican Party in Orange County and their favorite state Texas has use cheap Hispanic labor for years but they of course don't want to legalized since that allows people to bring in their relatives. The southern states, even Texas because of Tea Party types and Orange and some of San Diego or the Inland Empire are going to opposed legalization of Hispanics since as mention they can bring in relatives even though Orange has one of the highest populations in the US while liberal white Vermont has one of the lowest Hispanic immigrant populations. In fact Steve Murdock a demographer states that both California and Texas well have Mexicans as the largest group in the next decade and beyond anyway.

WhiteyAlmighty
WhiteyAlmighty

Careful how you word this, HellCat. Gustavo's objective is to draw out racist comments in order to make his Aztlan views all the more rational.

It's common knowledge that OC Weekly's mission is completely different than that of sister publications like LA Weekly. While those publications focus on local arts, community news, and items of relevance to locals, OC Weekly is aimed at the Latino segment of OC and is not representative of all people in OC, regardless of heritage.

While it's wonderful that the Latino activists in OC [MEChA, NCLR, Aztlan] have their free weekly publication, I think it's a disgrace that's is called OC Weekly. Where other major cities have a publication that promotes local arts & news, there is a void in OC.

If that's what you mean by "mexed out", then I agree.

18usc241
18usc241 topcommenter

"Also I don’t think she wants to aligned with known criminals"

Lol. Thank you. That was so funny.

18usc241
18usc241 topcommenter

I'm personally against #donaldsterling like racist Sheriffs in Orange County, CA like Brad Gates executing traffic stops complete with orders to return home (which I didn't) when the US born Latino American man was on his way to the INS office for deadline sensitive matters regarding his Colombian immigrant fiancee/wife's legal immigration to this Country. Surveillance state home privacy intrusion provided the info for my trip that day.

Reference traffic stop on Antonio parkway between 241 freeway and OSO parkway - late 90's.

Your cops/deputies in Orange County, CA are the #donaldsterlings of US law enforcement. And this cowardly congressional representative thinks she doesn't need to concern herself with it. I've said this before - your so called Democrats in OC are alien to this New Yorker.

multiracialcitizen
multiracialcitizen

@cynthia.curran8   ... The problem here, is really logical, not biased or bigoted at all.  And it's extremely offensive to have newly arrived people (anyone not here before 1986) think that they know what the American people feel about our fellow Americans, as well as the violation of our revered Constitution. In this country, Americans have always held sacred our Constitution's laws, and amendments are only added after much petitioning for change. But, here lies the rub:  Foreign nationals are not eligible to petition to amend the American constitution. And forcing your way in and refusing to respect our laws, with the intention of eventually finding a way to petition to have our revered Constitution amended, while being in contempt of our laws for many years... Only a liar can examine all of those facts and say that they don't see why the American citizens who have been here since before 1986 are outraged by this dishonest ploy.


WE had a Civil Rights Movement in the 1960's. Most Americans are NOT racist because Martin Luther King's words united us and changed our hearts and minds. Stop accusing Americans of things you weren't here long enough to remember. Your opinion is incorrect. WE lived it. You did not.



Onehunglow
Onehunglow

@cynthia.curran8 That was a bunch of Nonsense, Stupidest Comment I ever heard in my life! What an Asshole!! We need to deport stupid people like you and the illegals!!

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