An advocate for immigrant rights says Indian reservations might offer “a good Plan B” for accommodating the estimated 11- to 14-million people illegally residing in the United States.
“And I think, you know, maybe that’s a plan B if Congress is unable to finally pull us back together after 10 years of having debated this issue and politicians having made careers of demagogueing this issue, to get it done this time. Maybe that’s a good Plan B,” said Chris Newman, director of legal programs with the National Day Laborer Organizing Network.
Newman made the remarks on Tuesday at the liberal Center for American Progress [CAP has close ties to the Obama regime -ed] in Washington, D.C., in response to an audience member, who proposed that if Indian tribes granted reservation citizenship to illegal aliens, then they, too, would be protected through treaties from deportation.
“There are many day laborers that I’ve met over the years who speak neither English nor Spanish precisely, because they are, in fact, indigenous,” said Newman, whose organization is based in Los Angeles. “And the idea that somehow this population is being dehumanized and labeled as so-called illegal immigrants – by any sort of larger historic context they have a greater rightful claim to this land – is obviously riddled in irony.