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Clarissa Martinez De Castro, with the National Council of La Raza, says that "the growing concern over anti-Latino sentiment, anti-immigrant sentiment ... is energizing people into taking a stand."

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  • Republican presidential candidate Sen. John McCain addresses the National Council of La Raza convention in San Diego. Mr. McCain asked for Hispanics' trust that he will work on citizenship for illegal immigrants after he tackles border enforcement. (Associated Press)

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Sen. John McCain, seen Thursday campaigning in Belleville, Mich., will head to San Diego this weekend to address the National Council of La Raza, where he is under pressure to prove his allegiance to Hispanics.

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  • Dueling rhetoric

    Let me get this straight - Ira Mehlman of the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR) and allied groups get nearly three years of unfettered access to Fox, MSNBC and CNN to demagogue views on immigration; they get the enthusiastic endorsement of network talk-show hosts such as Lou Dobbs, Bill O'Reilly and Glenn Beck, who echo their rhetoric, champion their issues and deride anyone who raises a voice in opposition as supporters of "open borders" or "pro-illegal immigration"; they disparage our motives when we appear on their programs or issue a statement. Yet he's calling us bullies and crying foul because we dare to push back? ("Attempts at censorship," Op-Ed, Tuesday.)

  • La Raza's work

    In his May 31Op-Ed column, "La Raza and Americans," Jim Simpson railed against bipartisan legislation that would provide funding for community development and affordable housing programs for low- and moderate-income Latino families administered through the organization I lead, the National Council of La Raza (NCLR).

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  • SIMPSON: La Raza and Americans

    A recent proposal in Congress — H.R. 1999, which was cosponsored in April by Reps. Ruben Hinojosa of Texas and Rick Renzi of Arizona — would provide $10 million a year to a radical immigration group, the National Council of La Raza (meaning "the race"). The bill offers funds for "community development and affordable housing projects and programs serving low- and moderate-income households," for families of "Hispanic origin."

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