Conservative PAC: Sotomayor vote means "rowdy" immigrants

"Americans for Legal Immigration" calls Sotomayor a racist, says her confirmation will lead to raucous celebrations

Published August 6, 2009 10:07PM (EDT)

WASHINGTON -- A conservative group wants its members to be alert -- Sonia Sotomayor's confirmation to the Supreme Court could lead to very dangerous things.

"We just received word that the [National Council of] La Raza supporters are jubilant and arranging immediate celebrations and festivities for their wins," Americans for Legal Immigration PAC, a vehemently nativist group that's been active fighting attempts to reform the immigration system in recent years, said in an e-mail Thursday afternoon. "Those of you in areas of dense illegal immigration might have a rowdy night on your hands."

Sotomayor, of course, was born in the Bronx, and besides, Puerto Ricans are U.S. citizens -- so strictly speaking, she has nothing to do with immigration at all. But why should that get in the way of a good scare? "What do you think Obama and the Globalists plan to do to Americans next?" the e-mail asks. (Americans such as... Sotomayor, presumably.)

"Resistance to Sotomayor's nomination was considered light by Senate staffers due to their ability to convince most Americans that resistance was futile," the e-mail continues. "We expect this same PSYOPS technique to be used in the push for Amnesty next. Many thanks to all of you that called, e-mailed, faxed, and fought bravely. If more of our fellow Americans had joined us we could have prevailed."

The group is soliciting comments from its members on the Sotomayor vote here, if you want to read more in the same vein. 

By Mike Madden

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