The Abolish OCHLA Project
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The Golden Pork Barrel Waste Award goes to:
The Ohio Commission on Hispanic and Latino Affairs (OCHLA)!
A staunch opponent to Immigration Law Enforcement...
OCHLA Commissioner Rev. Max Rodas
(Former Illegal Alien?)
According to a 2007 La Prensa article titled Law of God and Law of Land, written by La Prensa correspondent Arooj Ashraf, OCHLA Commissioner Max Rodas at one time was "undocumented."
From the 2007 La Prensa article:
Evidently Rodas, a native of Guatemala, had lived in the U.S. illegally prior to his appointment by former Ohio governor Ted Strickland (D) to the Ohio Commission on Hispanic and Latino Affairs as documented in the Ohio Senate Journal:
, Independent, from North Olmstead, Cuyahoga County, Ohio, as a Member of the Commission on Hispanic-Latino Affairs for a term beginning August 11, 2010 and ending at the close of business October 7, 2011, replacing Chris Rodriguez, whose term expired."
After Rodas' term expired, this staunch opponent to immigration law enforcement was re-appointed by Ohio Governor John Kasich (R), as reported in the Cleveland Plain Dealer:
Should we be surprised why OCHLA works against the interests of Ohio's citizens and attempts to undermine immigration law enforcement in Ohio and the U.S.?
OCHLA's shady characters and history:
Henry Guzman Illegal Alien Registration Scandal
OCHLA has been a questionable political creation from its inception. Perhaps that's because OCHLA OCHLA's first director was none other than Henry Guzman, who also lobbied to create it.
Guzman's name may sound familiar because as Ohio's Public Safety Director under Ohio's former Governor Ted Strickland, Guzman got caught protecting the drivers' licenses of thousands of illegal aliens. You can read about the Guzman scandal in this Columbus Dispatch news article.
From the Ohio Inspector General's Report:
Guzman eventually lost his job but how much damage to U.S. national security was already done?
Hispanic ethnocentric Henry Guzman put his loyalty of ethnicity above loyalty to not only the State of Ohio but the United States. His actions placed the public safety of all Ohioans and citizens of the U.S. at risk in order to protect Hispanic/Latino illegal aliens and Hispanic/Latino businesses that made money off illegals in Ohio. That's unacceptable--yet still going on at OCHLA.
The more things seem to change the more they stay the same at OCHLA, which is why it should be de-funded and abolished.
Who is Joseph L. Mas, Esq.?
A better question is what was the politically connected Columbus lawyer Joseph L. Mas doing when he attended a meeting of primarily Hispanics at the Ohio Department of Public Safety on July 31, 2008?
The Ohio Inspector General's (OIG) office was certainly curious in its scathing report of misconduct by former Ohio Public Safety Director Henry Guzman. According to the OIG's report, Guzman was dragging his feet for over a year in approving and implementing important drivers' registration security procedures after fraudulent Ohio registrations were popping up in the hands of illegal aliens and criminal investigations in Ohio and elsewhere.
The curious thing is that after a July meeting with Mas and other prominent Hispanics concerned about how the security crackdown would affect Hispanic businesses and the "undocumented," Guzman put the security changes on hold indefinitely (although at the time it was to be for two weeks according to the OIG report).
In 2009, Mas was appointed to fill a vacancy on the Franklin County Board of Elections by former Democrat and Ohio Secretary of State Jennifer Brunner.
OJJPAC got its last glimpse of Brunner around the same time, when she spoke to a group of illegal alien supporters at a May Day Rally in downtown Cleveland that year.
A May 8, 2009 Columbus Dispatch article stated that Mas has run for judge (Franklin County?) in 2002 and 2007. He is also credited as being a past chair of the Ohio Hispanic Coalition. The Mas story is developing...so stay tuned.
What is the Ohio Commission on Hispanic/Latino Affairs practicing to the detriment of all of Ohio's citizens?
Defined by: The Free Dictionary
n. (used with a sing. or pl. verb)Political attitudes or positions that focus on the concerns of social groups identified mainly on the basis of gender, race, ethnicity, or sexual orientation
"OCHLA Speak" Dictionary
The Ohio Commission on Hispanic & Latino Affairs (OCHLA) statements often include vague or misleading terminology and phrases. They use these confusing terms to protect their illegal alien friends and cloak their true agenda. This "OCHLA Speak" dictionary will help you figure out what they are really saying and trying to accomplish.
OCHLA's [deceptive] Terms
Undocumented - "Undocumented" really means that the person or persons are illegally in the united states and subject to prosecution and deportation.
Undocumented immigrant- "Undocumented immigrant" really means that the person or persons are illegally in the united states and subject to prosecution and deportation. Same as "undocumented."
Immigrant- "Immigrant" really means someone who has legally emigrated to the U.S.. However, OCHLA and other illegal alien support groups refer to illegal aliens as "immigrants." This is a communication ploy they use successfully to hide the illegitimacy of their advocacy.
Comprehensive Immigration Reform - Comprehensive Immigration Reform is the phrase illegal alien support groups like OCHLA use to hide their goal of a general Amnesty for the millions of illegal aliens in the U.S.
Tuition Equity - "Tuition Equity" has nothing to do with equity. It's about robbing American taxpayers-to give to foreign would-be students in the U.S. illegally! "Tuition Equity" seeks to allow illegal aliens to pay discounted in-state college tuition rates. However, out-of-state American students must pay higher out-of-state tuition rates. Does that sound equitable to you? Why illegal aliens are allowed to attend college in the U.S. when they are in the country illegally, makes no sense.
Oklahoma dissolved its Advisory Council on Latin American and Hispanic Affairs...why hasn't Ohio?
Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin dissolved Oklahoma's Latin American and Hispanic Affairs Advisory Council in April, 2011. It's time for Governor Kasich and the Ohio Legislature to defund and abolish Ohio's Commission on Hispanic and Latino Affairs--and end its focus on identity and ethnocentric politics within and outside state government.
What can you do today to end OCHLA?
Call members of the Ohio Legislature and tell them you want OCHLA de-funded and abolished this budget cycle. The Legislature has the power to do it...it just currently lacks the will...because voters are not demanding OCHLA's end. That is why your phone calls, office visits, and letters are important to make it happen! Contact inf.:
Contact your Ohio state representative and state senator via the links below.
Sample script: Hello, I am calling today to request that you ask Governor Kacich and your legislative party leaders to support the de-funding an the abolishment of the Ohio Commission on Hispanic and Latino Affairs. I do not believe that this this Commission should be using my scarce tax dollars to advocate for illegal aliens in Ohio and encourage communities in Ohio to violate federal immigration laws. Thank you.
Q) Who is the hero of Illegal Aliens?
Hint: It's not George Washington, Abe Lincoln, FDR, or even the Clinton's.
A) It's Marxist-Leninist Revolutionary Che Guevara!
Oberlin City Council Passes Illegal Alien Sanctuary Resolution
Oberlin, OH -- The Oberlin city council met last Tuesday to vote on the third reading of the amended version of its illegal alien "don't ask don't tell" sanctuary resolution. The controversial resolution which was first discussed by city council in December, was in response to last year's Immigration and Customs Enforcement raid on a local Mexican restaurant in which several illegal alien fugitives were captured.
Despite concerns that the resolution was unconstitutional, violated the civil rights of the city's employees, and would provide a safe haven for criminal aliens, the resolution easily passed in a 6-1 vote. The majority of council sided with the proponents of the proposal who argued that the immigration system is broken and that the sanctuary resolution is necessary for good for the community. Opponents argued that the system would work if existing laws were enforced, and the city of Oberlin has no right to violate federal law nor the rights of all Ohioans based on its perceived notion of an unjust law.
Over the past three city council meeting, supporters and opponents of the measure continued to trade charges and submit conflicting testimony. Now that the resolution has passed, opponents which include Ohio Jobs & Justice PAC, are considering challenging the city's action in court on the grounds that the resolution may violate federal law. The mayor of nearby Kipton, Ohio, is also planning additional action. The mayor is considering the adoption of anti-sanctuary legislation in Kipton and encourage other public officials to adopt similar anti-sanctuary resolutions in their communities. Members of the Rally Team, an anti-illegal immigration group in Painesville, will meet in February to discuss its response. Several of its members traveled to Oberlin each week to testify to its opposition to the resolution.
"The City of Oberlin has foolishly chosen arbitrary governance over the rule of law. It may find it necessary to defend itself in two courts -- a court of law and of public opinion."
- Steve Salvi, OJJPAC.org
Oberlin City Council seemingly ignores the U.S. Constitution, the Civil Rights of its City employees -- to provide a safe haven for illegal aliens
Oberlin, OH--The Oberlin City council voted 6-1 in favor of passage a city Resolution that would codify Oberlin's now de facto sanctuary policy, in direct conflict with federal law. To the City Council's credit, members listened to an equal number of supporters and opponents to the Resolution. Despite significant testimony against the measure from local residents, the City's chief of police, OJJPAC, and members of the Grassroots Rally Team, the council voted to approve the measure on its 1st reading. 1-20-09 Update: The resolution passed on its final reading. See updated story.
Oberlin City Council members
Steve Salvi, OJJPAC founder & members of the Grass Roots Rally Team and concerned citizens.
From 9/11 Commission hearings:
COMMISSIONER JOHN LEHMAN: "Were you aware that it was the US government established policy not to question or oppose the sanctuary policies of New York, Los Angeles, Houston, Chicago, San Diego for political reasons, which policy in those cities prohibited the local police from cooperating at all with federal immigration authorities?"
CONDOLEEZA RICE: "I do not believe I was aware of that."