Pro-Immigrant Group Slams Actor John Leguizamo for Comparing Latinos to “Cockroaches”by Bob Quasius, Sr. on Oct. 09, 2012, under Liberal Fascism
Recently actor John Leguizamo stated ”Latin people for Republicans are like roaches for raid” and “It doesn’t make sense. [Republicans are] not for us. You’re not for my values.”
Bob Quasius, President of pro-immigrant GOP group Cafe Con Leche Republicans, today called upon Leguizamo to apologize, stating “We are appalled that John Leguizamo compared “cockroaches” and “Latinos”, inferring that Republicans view Latinos as “cockroaches.” Nothing could be further from the truth. Polls consistently show that a majority of Republicans support immigration reform, and support levels for both immigration reform and immigration enforcement are not much different than Americans in general. PEW Research’s May 2011 poll found that even among “staunch conservatives”, a 49%/49% split support immigration reform including a path to legalization for unauthorized immigrants.
Latino Republicans continue to be elected to high public offices, and several Latinos were high profile speakers at the recent Republican National Convention, including American’s first Hispanic woman governor, Susana Martinez, and Senator Marco Rubio, who introduced Mitt Romney, and was on Mitt Romney’s short list of vice-presidential running mates.
Pew Hispanic polls consistently find that more than 60% of Latinos are center-right ideologically, showing that Latino values are more in-line with Republican Party values than the Democratic Party. Perhaps if John Leguizamo and Eva Longoria spent less time among Holloywood liberal elites they would be more in touch with mainstream Latino values.
We find it particularly galling that Hollywood liberals like John Leguizamo and Eva Longoria continue to ‘put lip stick on a pig’ by praising Obama. The Obama administration has deported more immigrants than any other president, utterly failed to lead on immigration reform, aggressively rolled out secure communities, which fuels racial profiling and has resulted in the false arrest of thousands of Latino citizens, and has denied U.S. passports to thousands of midwife birthed Latino citizens from South Texas. Obama is one of our worst presidents in modern history.
We predict Mitt Romney will do better than expected among Latinos in November. Many Latinos are seeing through Obama’s empty promises and fakery on immigration, and the need to have competent leadership in the White House to turn around our dismal economy.”
About Us – Cafe Con Leche Republicans is a national organization of Republicans who welcome “New Americans”, defined as immigrants and family of recent immigrants. Our mission is to make America and the GOP, more welcoming to “New Immigrants” through political activism, “in-reach” and education within the Republican Party, and lobbying government to adopt more immigrant friendly policies. We also seek to bring more conservative and moderate “New Americans” to the Republican Party. These efforts will strengthen the GOP, and lead more Republicans to embrace welcoming policies for immigrants and their families. We have members nationwide, with chapters in Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota, Texas, Oklahoma, Arizona, and California. Our members and leadership are predominantly Hispanic, though we define ourselves by mission and guiding principles, not ethnicity, and we welcome all who share our goals. Our leadership is 100% Republican.