Casa De Maryland

I was listening to the "third most listened to radio talk show in the country: Glen Beck" yesterday and he said that Casa De Maryland, a taxpayer funded organization, was planning to "protest at Minuteman volunteers homes and their kids schools."

What the heck? I like that particular talk show, but the fact that he is a staunch Mormon makes me question his reasoning and judgment. I exchanged an email with him a long time ago where I asked a few pertinent questions about Mormonism and got slammed as a "Mormon hater" rather than an intelligent answer. Anyway, enough background, back to the story:
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Well, upon finding the Casa De Maryland site it is in fact a taxpayer funded program to help integrate immigrants into work and society. The problem is that they do not recognize the term "illegal" in their quotient of who is an immigrant. By extension, this violates the key focus of the Minutemen which is on illegal immigration.

here are links provided by Casa De Maryland on this subject:

Then I find
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    "Then we are going to picket their houses, and the schools of their kids, and go to their work," Torres said. "If they are going to do this to us, we are going to respond in the same way, to let people know their neighbors are extremists, that they are anti-immigrant. They are going to hear from us."

    Strange that their own site does not quote their leader threatening the children of minuteman volunteers? Is this not an inappropriate escalation of hostility?

    Apparently the label of illegal means nothing to democrats, at least until it applies to Tom Delay or Dick Cheney?

    Too many thoughts at once on this one!

    The extent of the Minuteman's "HATEFUL RACIST RIGHT WING NUT ANTI-AMERICAN" behavior is to take pictures of the participants and then query the government agencies to see if any of them are in fact illegal aliens. That is, which party is breaking the law and which one has the higher standard to try to enforce the law? If there is any illegal activity by the Minutemen, why not call the police?

    How does one justify such a vigilante attitude against those you consider to be a vigilante?

    The response from this organization is to threaten the children of the minutemen? Why hasn't this made national news? I am currently sending an email to every donor organization listed on their site noting the quote. I can only hope that queries from major donors will have an impact on Mr. Torres behavior.