On Saturday February 21st, 2015, a community forum was held at Alhambra High School in Phoenix, Arizona for undocumented immigrants to organize and learn about DACA and DAPA. A few of the organizations present were Fuente, CASE, the Arizona DREAM Act Coalition. The speakers explained how President Obama would attempt an emergency appeal to reverse the Texas court’s decision from last week, and that Monday would be when they would appeal. If not, then the appeal process would be another 6 to 8 months.
Felix, with the Mexican Consulate, spoke about the fact that the consulate can now provide birth certificates at the consulate without having to go to Mexico. He told the audience to prepare their documents for their DACA or DAPA application and to not lower their guard.
Towards the end their was a ra ra ra speech and they chanted “si se puede”.
I’ve attached some photos and sound bites of the meeting. Roughly 100 individuals attended.
Stephen Viramontes, the Arizona Field Director for the Libre Initiative, says Republicans are fucked if they don’t give Hispanics “liberty”(amnesty).
It turns out Stephen Viramontes, the Arizona Director of the Libre Initiative, supposedly a non-profit, non-partisan organization, isn’t so non-partisan. At an informal meeting hosted by the ASU Chapter of Students for Liberty on Tuesday November 18th, 2014, Stephen said “I’m gonna help Hispanics ignore Republicans and get back to the main issues of values and principles. Republicans just simply don’t care at this moment to reach out to Hispanics and be able to help.”
“if I was gonna do something with this[politics]… I’m gonna help Hispanics ignore Republicans and get back to the main issues of values and principles. Republicans just simply don’t care at this moment to reach out to Hispanics and be able to help. You know they’ll parachute in during elections and go and do their thing, and they’re just trying to buy votes, but for long term effects demographically speaking if they don’t getting to subscribe to the principles of liberty…then we’re fucked…because of the demographic trends. There are just too many Hispanics….it’s going the way of California.”
Three days later Viramontes appeared on ABC 15 saying Obama’s proposed executive amnesty reform isn’t comprehensive enough.