Texas Senator John Cornyn’s ‘No Vote’ on Gang of Eight Legal Immigration Won’t Be Erased With “Hispanic” Resolutionby Dee Dee Garcia Blase on Sep. 19, 2013, under 2014 elections, 2016 Presidential Elections, American GI Forum, Chicano art, Legal Immigration Reform, Mexican-American / Chicano political activism, Mexican-Americans and Chicanos are patriotic
Texas Senator John Cornyn slaps Mexican-Americans in the face with his support for a resolution simply recognizing “Hispanics” after he votes “NO” on the Gang of Eight Legal Immigration Reform Bill this past summer. When he had the opportunity to really help us, he chose not to, and if he thinks ‘recognizing Hispanics’ will cause us to forget his 2013 “no” vote on CIR … he has another ‘think’ coming. Cornyn failed to support the bipartisan bill that would have helped millions of Mexican-American Chicanos in Texas. Congress has a duty to fix the broken immigration system since immigration is protected under the supremacy clause of our United States Constitution — yet Cornyn failed to support a bipartisan bill that was supported by both Republican Arizona Senators John McCain and Jeff Flake.
See below press release:
Senator John Cornyn of Texas is up for re-election in 2014.
Texas Senator John Cornyn is also the Vice Chairman of the Senate Republican Conference Task Force on Hispanic Affairs – but what good does that do when he is Missing In Action (MIA) on legal comprehensive immigration reform efforts? In fact, according to a Congressional Record search via the Library of Congress, the Senate Republican Conference Task Force on Hispanic Affairs has basically been MIA since the late 90′s.
Indeed the State of Texas shares a whopping 64% of it’s border length with Mexico — yet both Texas Senators are nowhere to be found with regard to the Gang of 8 and legal immigration reform that will fix the much needed broken immigration system. If Jeb Bush plans on running for President in 2016, he ought to convince these Texas Senators why they should help American families who are of Mexican descent and who can help ease tax burdens. Current American tax payers do not want an increase in our taxes burdens, and we should create new tax payers from those who are already here buying houses, cars and etc.
Almost a year ago today, Sen. Cornyn made a controversial statement about Arizona’s SB1070 law when he made his “mañana” comment.
Now “mañana” will be in “2014” for Mr. Cornyn, when we remind Mexican-Americans in Texas of his 2013 “no” vote with regard to immigration reform.
According to the U.S. Census Bureau:
Hispanic Americans By the Numbers
More than 50%
According to the 2010 Census, California was home to 14.0 million Hispanics, Texas was home to 9.5 million — most of which are of Mexican descent.