Last updated on: 1/7/2008 | Author: ProCon.org

You Don't Speak For Me Biography

Position:
Con to the question "Should the Government Allow Immigrants Who Are Here Illegally to Become US Citizens?"
Reasoning:

“We are standing together to say to the those who come here illegally and those who would give amnesty to those who have broken our laws, you are wrong and you should not be claiming to speak for all American Hispanics.”

“Our Principles,” DontSpeakForMe.org (accessed Nov. 9, 2007)

Theoretical Expertise Ranking:
  Organizations/VIPs/Others
Individuals and organizations that do not fit into the other star categories.
Description:

“You Don’t Speak for Me formed when Col. Al Rodriguez became fed up watching media coverage of the mass [immigration reform] protests… Col. Rodriguez began asking others to help him reach more people who felt the same way and You Don’t Speak for Me formed from this loose coalition of individuals. It is a group of concerned Americans of Hispanic/Latino heritage, some first or second generation, others recent legal immigrants, who believe illegal immigration harms America and a guest worker amnesty will do the same.”

“Our History,” DontSpeakForMe.org (accessed Nov. 9, 2007)

Mission:

“We of You Don’t Speak for Me! give voice to those without a voice and those whose opposition to illegal immigration is drowned out by illegal aliens and their supporters marching in the streets demanding undeserved ‘rights’ of U.S. citizens.”

“Our Principles,” DontSpeakForMe.org (accessed Nov. 9, 2007)

Other:
Advocacy group
Quoted in:
  1. Should the Undocumented Parents of US Citizen Children Be Allowed to Remain in the United States?