It's really funny how you have groups that create some friendly sounding name for their organization and then actively work against what that name says they are representing.
First there is the ACLU - the American Civil Liberties Union - that is constantly defending non Americans like in their case against Hazleton, Pennsylvania's Illegal Immigration Relief Act that fines landlords and pulls the business licenses of those who rent to and hire illegal aliens. Foreign Illegal Aliens who obviously are not Americans.
Then you have MALDEF - the Mexican-American Legal Defense and Education Fund - that on the cover of its 2003-2004 annual report (the latest available) states "Promoting Latino Civil Rights Since 1968". MALDEF's Mission Statement from their website says "to foster sound public policies, laws, and programs that safeguard the rights of Latinos; and to expand the opportunities for Latinos to participate fully in society and to make a positive contribution toward its well-being.". Last I checked "Latino's" aren't Mexican-Americans. Illegal aliens aren't Mexican-Americans, which is what they seem to refer to since Latinos that are here legally have safeguarded rights and opportunities in this country. Many of them have actually taken advantage of American opportunity and done quite well for themselves, just like others in this country.
MALDEF actively fights for the rights of illegal aliens, like it's lawsuit with the ACLU against Farmers Branch, Texas that also put in place an ordinance similar to Hazleton's.
Why doesn't MALDEF just rename itself to IALDEF - Illegal Alien Legal Defense and Education Fund?
Discover The Network has more on MALDEF and points out that they support "open borders, free college tuition for illegal immigrants, lowered educational standards to accommodate Hispanics, and voting rights for criminals"
How do these groups survive? Well unsurprisingly they receive donations from those who benefit from their actions. In addition to individual donors, companies who employ, market and sell to illegal aliens donate a good chunk of the funds. From their 2003-2004 Annual Report we have a list of these great American companies that donate to this organization defending illegal aliens and influencing immigration laws and enforcement in this country.
Let's take a look at these patriotic companies and the amounts they donated.
But first, a few of note that are strange, including the Ronald McDonald House Charities. That's right, they are redirecting your donations to MALDEF rather than spending them on providing for needy Americans.
The AARP. Your donations and membership to the AARP goes out to this pro illegal alien group.
We've also got the numerous universities including University of Notre Dame, Texas A&M University at Kingsville, University of California, University of Houston, University of Southern California and University of Texas at San Antonio. (Do you see a trend there?)
A number of large Hispanic community TV stations from the likes of CBS and FOX.
And of course banks, banks, banks galore including
the illegal alien loving Wells Fargo, who gives mortgages to illegal aliens,
Citibank, who actually gives mortgages with below market rates to illegal aliens,
and Bank of America, who gives credit cards to illegal aliens.
Anheuser-Busch Companies, Inc.
The California Endowment
Gessler Hughes Socol Piers Resnick & Dym, LTD
James Irvine Foundation
Marguerite Casey Foundation
Open Society Institute
The Sandler Family Supporting Foundation
The State Bar of California
Bank of America
California Community Foundation
David and Lucille Packard Foundation
General Motors Corporation
Houston Endowment, Inc.
John S. and James L. Knight Foundation
Levi Strauss Foundation
Ronald McDonald House Charities
The Rosenberg Foundation
SBC Communications, Inc.
Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation
The Coca-Cola Company
Countrywide Home Loans, Inc.
DaimlerChrysler Corporation Fund
Ford Motor Company
Fried, Frank Harris, Shriver & Jacobson
The Gas Company, A Sempra Energy Utility
Lopez Foods, Inc.
McDonald's Hispanic Operators Association
Moriah Fund, Inc.
Northrop Grumman Corp.
Shell Oil Company
Sidley, Austin, Brown & Wood LLP
State Farm Insurance Company
The David and Katherine Moore Family Foundation
The Sapelo Foundation
Toyota Motor Sales USA, Inc.
University of Notre Dame
Wal-Mart Stores, Inc
The Walt Disney Company
ABN AMRO and the LaSalle Banks
ACS State and Local Solutions
AG Accounting, Inc.
AltaMed Health Services Corporation
American Medical Response
Applied Industrial Materials Corporation
Arnold & Porter LLP
Association of Mexican American Educators
AU Washington College of Law
Bahan & Associates
Baker & Hostetler, LLP
Baker & McKenzie
Banco Popular North America
Bank of the West
Barnes & Thornburg
Bell Boyd & Lloyd
Bickerstaff, Heath & Smiley, Pollan, Kever & McDaniel, LLP
The Boeing Company
Bousquet Dennis & Assoc.
Bracewell & Patterson, L.L.P.
Branton & Hall, P.C.
City National Bank
Cox, Castle & Nicholson, LLP
E.J. De La Rosa & Co., Inc.
Education Associates of America
Families in Schools
Firebaugh Leadership Committee
Frost National Bank
Gardner Carton & Douglas
Georgia Power Company
Goldman Sachs & Company
Goldstein, Demchak, Baller, Borgen & Dardarian
H-E-B Grocery Company
Hilton Hotels Corporation
Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP
Hogan & Hartson
Institute for Latino Studies-NDU
Intercultural Research Association
Irell & Manella, LLP
Jenner & Block
JP Morgan Chase
Katalina Enterprises, LLC
Kirkland & Ellis
KTLA-TV Charities Fund
KTTV Fox 11
La Agencia De Orci y Asociados
Latham & Watkins
Law Offices of Frank Herrera, Jr.
Liebert Cassidy Whitmore
Linebarger, Goggan, Blair, Pena & Sampson, LLP
Littler Mendelson Foundation, Inc.
Lord Bissell & Brook
Los Angeles Arena Company
Marriott International Inc.
Mayer, Brown, Rowe & Maw
Miner, Barnhill & Galland, P.C.
Munger, Tolles & Olson LLP
Narvaez Law Firm, PA
National Abortion and Reproductive Rights Action League
National Association of Letter Carriers of the United States
National Education Association
NBC / Telemundo
New Century Financial Corporation
Nissan North America, Inc.
Occidental Petroleum Corporation
O'Melveny & Myers, LLP
One Source Distributors
Quinn, Emanuel, Urquhart, Oliver & Hedges, LLP
Ramirez & Co. Inc.
Ramona's Food Products, Inc.
Ready Pac Produce
Rogers & Associates
Rose & Kindel
Royal-Clark Development Company
San Antonio Express News
Sanchez & Daniels
Scudder Private Investment Counsel
Sempra Energy Headquarters
Seyfarth Shaw Attorneys
Solar & Associates
Southwest Power, Inc.
St. Mary's University School of Law
Strasburger & Price, LLP
Strumwasser & Woocher, LLP
Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP
Texas A&M University at Kingsville
The California Wellness Foundation
Union Bank of California
University of California
University of Houston
University of Notre Dame
University of Southern California
University of Texas at San Antonio
Univision Television Group, Inc.
Urban Partners, LLC
Vinson & Elkins
Wilmer, Cutler & Pickering
Winston & Strawn
World Savings & Loan Assoc.
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