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Taxpayer Funds for La Raza ‘Skyrocket’ After Leader Secures White House Job

Report: Taxpayer Funds for La Raza ‘Skyrocket’ After Leader Secures White HThe progressive politically-connected National Council of La Raza has been a staple (illegal) immigration advocacy group on the left and has long benefited from the generous support of government financial grants. But according to an investigation by Judicial Watch, federal funding of the group “skyrocketed” shortly after one of its top officials got a job in the Obama White House.

Cecilia Munoz, La Raza’s senior vice president and lobbyist, joined the Obama administration as director of intergovernmental affairs in 2009. Since then, Judicial Watch reports, federal funding being poured into the organization has more than doubled:

At the pro illegal immigration NCLR, Muñoz supervised all legislative and advocacy activities on the state and local levels and she was heavily involved in the congressional immigration battles that took place in the George W. Bush Administration.

She also brought in a steady flow of government cash that’s allowed the Washington D.C.-based group to expand nationwide and promote its leftist, open-borders agenda via a network of community organizations dedicated to serving Latinos.Among them are a variety of local groups that provide social services, housing counseling and farm worker assistance as well as publicly-funded charter schools that promote radical Chicano curriculums. Judicial Watch published a special report on this a few years ago.

This week a JW probe has uncovered details of the alarming increase in federal funding that these NCLR groups have received since Muñoz joined the Obama Administration. In fact, the government cash more than doubled the year Muñoz joined the White House, from $4.1 million to $11 million.

Not surprisingly, a big chunk of the money (60%) came from the Department of Labor, which is headed by a former California congresswoman (Hilda Solis) with close ties to the La Raza movement. Since Obama named her Labor Secretary, Solis has launched a nationwide campaign to protect illegal immigrant workers in the U.S. Just this week Solis penned declarations with Guatemala and Nicaragua to preserve the rights of their migrants.

The NCLR also received additional taxpayer dollars from other federal agencies in 2010, the JW probe found. The Department of Housing and Urban Development doled out $2.5 million for housing counseling, the Department of Education contributed nearly $800,000 and the Centers for Disease Control a quarter of a million.

Additionally, NCLR affiliates nationwide raked in tens of millions of government grant and recovery dollars last year thanks to the Muñoz factor. An offshoot called Chicanos Por La Causa (CPLC) saw its federal funding nearly double to $18.3 million following Muñoz’ appointment.

A social service and legal assistance organization (Ayuda Inc.) that didn’t receive any federal funding between 2005 and 2008 got $600,000 in 2009 and $548,000 in 2010 from the Department of Justice. The group provides immigration law services and guarantees confidentiality to assure illegal aliens that they won’t be reported to authorities.


Added: Jun-18-2011 Occurred On: Jun-18-2011
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  • This is downright treasonous.

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  • God dammit. Really? No way.


    Can the Black panthers get a spot anytime soon? And just out of curiosity are there any Asian "pro race" clans out there?

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  • Immediately cut the department of labor's budget by $11m. How the government justifies supporting every group in existence is beyond me.

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  • I'd like to share a...revelation I had, during my time here.
    It came to me when I tried to...classify your species {illegal aliens}. We
    Realized that you're not actually a US Citizen. Every mammal on
    This planet instinctively develops a natural equilibrium with
    The surrounding environment but... illegal aliens do not. You
    Move to an area...and you multiply...until every natural {Tax payer money}
    Resource is consumed. The only way you can survive is to..
    Spread to another area. There is an More..

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  • I weep for the U.S. My southern friends have had worse adversaries and triumphed. I believe they will again. You just can't kill the American spirit, try as many administrations have.

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  • It's hilarious that an explicitly racist org (la raza= the race) can get so much power. watching the collapse of my country at least isn't boring. :)

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  • They will be thrown out on their arse when obama is thrown out.

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