Wednesday, January 06, 2010

Latino groups disagree over census strategy

Some Latino groups are telling immigrants to boycott the Census as a response to the broken immigration system. This is very counterproductive, less federal money and less representation will not help anything. - - Donna Poisl


In the past, when the Rev. Miguel Rivera of Ridgefield Park came out publicly in support of illegal immigrants, he could count on widespread support from other national Latino leaders.

Not this time.

As president of the National Coalition of Latino Clergy and Christian Leaders, Rivera, 56, is urging illegal immigrants nationwide to boycott the upcoming U.S. Census unless comprehensive immigration reform is passed before the census count begins in April. But many in Latino circles say the pastor's call is irresponsible and ultimately damaging to those it purports to help.
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