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Cesar Chavez Hated Illegal Immigrants

Updated: Sep 8, 2021

Quoted from an Article Written by Andrew Mark Miller, Social Media Producer, The Washington Examiner, January 22, 2021 11:26 AM.

Cesar Chavez, born in Arizona in 1927, stridently opposed illegal immigration during his career as a community organizer and activist battling for the rights of farm laborers and low-wage workers.

Chavez used the term “wetbacks” often to describe illegal immigrant workers from Mexico, whom he believed took jobs from union workers. With the help of United Farm Workers co-founder Dolores Huerta, Chavez started the “Illegals Campaign,” which organized volunteers to seek out illegal immigrants working on farms and report them to the authorities.

"If we can get the illegals out of California, we will win the strike overnight,” Chavez said about farmworker strikes in California.

When he was urged to tone down his anti-illegal immigrant rhetoric, he reportedly said, “'No, a spade's a spade. You guys get these hang-ups. Goddamn it. How do we build a union? They're wets, you know. They're wets, and let's go after them."

By the mid-1970s, Chavez expressed support for the plight of illegal immigrants, but he maintained that illegal immigrants negatively affected wages and conditions for U.S. workers.

Its funny how facts get in the way of Bidens rhetoric and Democrat policies which attempt to rewrite history.

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