I'm not satisfied with just the retreat from Salem. I'm not satisfied with slightly fewer criminal aliens getting sham ID's and taxpayer services. I'm not satisfied with the status quo.
The status quo means that we still have millions of illegal aliens in this country. The status quo means that the Mexican consulate in Portland meets with DHS "to continue with the diffusion strategy on the benefits of stamps of food for the members of the community that describe." (translation)
The status quo means that DMV still accepts the Matricula Consular card as valid ID.
We have a great victory today with Mexico's retreat from Salem but it would be foolish to sit back and be satisfied with it. It's time to push back. The reason we won this victory was that we made a media spectacle out of the carousel of crime.
The status quo depends on everyone knowing what is going on but no one really talking about it. We made people talk about it. We need to keep people talking about it.
We need to go to Portland and protest the Mexican Consulate. We need to be there in large numbers. We need to be loud. We need to be forceful. We need to show our fellow citizens that we can talk about this problem.
We need to tell our elected officials that we are not going to tolerate DHS giving "a bilingual video that will be transmitted in the reception and waiting room of the Consulate" to a foreign government.
We will not tolerate DMV sitting down with Fernando to discuss the Real ID act. (on the consulate website it is translated as the YOU GO Act.)
I don't want to wait for the consulate to decide if they are going to have another carousel of crime, the next move should be ours. We can win if we keep up the pressure! Remember the retreat at Salem!
Let me finish by thanking Allen of Salem, Cheezer, Gullyborg, Oregon Conservative, Oregon Billboard, CSI:Oregon, Vonski, Eugene Rant, Lars Larson, Victoria Taft, Oregonians for Immigration Reform, Michael at Citizen Caucus and I'm probably forgetting some right now so remind me please. These are just the people with websites, this doesn't include the folks who have diligently shown up to all the protests and who helped make them the media spectacle that they are.
Oh and thank you Fernando and the Mexican Consulate, you blinked first.