This is what Bill Richardson said in 1996 when he was in the U.S. House of Representatives:
"These are changing political times where our basic and programs are being attacked. Illegal and legal immigration unfairly attacked. We have to band together and that means Latinos in Florida, Cuban-Americans, Mexican-Americans, Puerto Ricans, South Americans - we have to network better - we have to be more politically minded - we have to put aside party and think of ourselves as Latinos, as Hispanics, more than we have in the past."
An audio tape of these remarks can be obtained from CCIR, or click here to listen to the racist statement by the open- borders whacko Listen
Aztlan: Conspiracy to Overthrow the Southwest by Force!
by Russell R. Bingman
|Associated Press -- September 20, 2010
"Border governors" call for amnesty
New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson [the only actual US governor in attendance... the rest were Mexicans with the exception of Calif. Lt. Gov. Abel Maldonado] says he's hopeful that a comprehensive immigration reform bill [read: amnesty] will be considered early next year by Congress. -- Richardson made the comments Monday at the closing of a meeting in Santa Fe of U.S. and Mexican border state governors....
|KOAT-TV -- Albuquerque -- July 26, 2010
SB1070: "Reconquista Bill" vows to protect New Mexicans
All eyes are on Arizona now that the state's controversial immigration law goes into effect on Thursday. -- New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson is vowing to protect New Mexicans if the law goes into effect. --- "We're keeping a very close eye because it affects New Mexico," Richardson said...
|KRLD Radio -- Dallas -- July 18, 2010
"Reconquista Bill" Richardson frets SB1070 will spread to other states
New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson said Arizona's controversial new immigration law will spread to other states if it is not successfully challenged in federal court. -- Richardson, the nation's only Hispanic governor, told CBS' "Face the Nation" [watch the video] that the law is bitterly divisive, and many other states will try to pass similar bills next year... [See Amnesty Watch]
|El Paso Times -- July 18, 2010
"Reconquista Bill" Richardson vows to push for amnesty
Albuquerque, NM -- Gov. Bill Richardson told members of a national Latino rights group that he will make a big push for immigration law changes [aka amnesty] during his final months in office. -- Richardson said Friday at the national convention of the League of United Latin American Citizens in Albuquerque that he will support challenges to Arizona's new immigration law...
|Fox News -- July 11, 2010
Reconquista governor carps about cancellation of border conference
New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson on Sunday said that a border-state governors conference canceled following objections from Mexican officials is the latest sign that Arizona's immigration law is hurting U.S. foreign policy. -- Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer canceled the conference, set for September in Phoenix, last month after all six Mexican border governors threatened to boycott over the state's immigration law...
|Arizona Daily Star -- Tucson -- July 8, 2010
Failure of a Golden State leader, "Reconquista Bill" side with Mexicans
...The governors of two other U.S. states said they want the annual meeting [of border governors] to go on, but not in Arizona. Aides to both Republican Arnold Schwarzenegger and Democrat Bill Richardson said the conferences are too important to be disrupted by political fallout from Arizona's new law aimed at illegal [aliens]...
|National Association of Former Border Patrol Officers -- May 12, 2010
Latest NAFBPO update from south of the border
Today (Tues.), the governor of New Mexico, Bill Richardson, arrived at the "government palace" in the city of Chihuahua to meet with his counterpart, the governor of the Mexican state of Chihuahua. The meeting is behind closed doors and the press has no access. It is speculated that Richardson will reiterate his support to his Mexican counterpart for the latter's decision to boycott the meeting of border governors...
|New Mexico Independent -- April 22, 2010
Richardson urges AZ guv to veto immigration bill
Governor [and open-borders menace] Bill Richardson told Arizona governor Jan Brewer that he believes she should veto a bill that some say will lead to racial profiling. -- Richardson spokesman Gilbert Gallegos confirmed to the Associated Press that Richardson called Brewer...
|Arizona Republic -- Phoenix -- April 1, 2010
Richardson orders National Guard to border
Albuquerque, NM -- The New Mexico National Guard is planning how to put more troops along the state's border with Mexico to beef up surveillance after Gov. Bill Richardson on Wednesday ordered guardsmen to patrol the area. -- The order came days after an Arizona rancher was shot to death....
|Michelle Malkin -- August 27, 2009
Culture of corruption: Bill Richardson edition
Well, well, well. Another Obama ally off the hook. Last month, it was Chris Dodd who escaped accountability for his Countrywide sweetheart home loan deals. This week, it’s failed Commerce Secretary nominee Bill Richardson. The decision to drop federal corruption charges against Richardson was made by…top officials in crime-coddling Attorney General Eric Holder's Department of Injustice...
|New York Times -- January 6, 2009
Reconquista Richardson's withdrawal hurts Obama’s Southwest strategy
The withdrawal of Gov. Bill Richardson’s nomination as Commerce secretary was more than just a jolt to President-elect Barack Obama’s otherwise smooth transition. It was a setback for a less-remarked-on but politically significant aspect of the selection of Mr. Obama’s cabinet...
|CNN -- January 6, 2009
Reconquista Richardson's withdrawal disappoints Latinos
Bill Richardson's withdrawal from his commerce secretary nomination Sunday didn't just leave a major gap in the new administration, but it also sorely disappointed Latinos who view the New Mexico governor as their most prominent representative...
|Glenn Spencer -- American Patrol Feature -- January 5, 2009
One Down, (At Least) One to Go -- Solis Should Follow Richardson to the Egress
Bill Richardson was a bad choice for Secretary of Commerce. He has spent almost his entire professional life living off what he is, a Hispanic, rather than who he is. Who he is was best demonstrated during the debate over Proposition 187 when he said he dropped all pretenses and said Hispanics must band together and fight attempts to resist the invasion from Mexico....
|Los Angeles Times - January 3, 2009
Billygate: Why Obama dumped Gov. Richardson now
New Mexico Democratic Gov. Bill Richardson withdrew his name as Commerce Secretary-designate this afternoon for the new administration of President-elect Barack Obama. -- With an almost audible sigh of relief barely two weeks before his inauguration Obama, in a printed statement that won't provide archival video footage...
|KOB-TV -- Albuquerque -- Jaanuary 4, 2009
Reconquista Richardson withdraws name for commerce secretary
Gov. Bill Richardson announced Sunday he has withdrawn his name for the position of Secretary of Commerce, citing a pending investigation into a company that has done business with the state. -- President-elect Barack Obama said he accepted the governor's decision and has begun looking for a replacement for Richardson...
|New York Times Editorial -- December 26, 2008
Open-borders rag ecstatic over nomination of Reconquista cheerleaders
..If Mr. Obama's team is confirmed, the country will have a homeland security secretary, Janet Napolitano of Arizona, and a commerce secretary, Bill Richardson of New Mexico, who understand the border region and share a well-informed disdain for foolish, inadequate enforcement schemes like the Bush administration's border fence. And it will have a labor secretary, Hilda Solis of California, who, as a state senator and congresswoman, has built a reputation as a staunch defender of [illegal aliens] and workers...
|Bloomberg -- December 15, 2008
Grand Jury probes Richardson donor’s New Mexico financing fee
A federal grand jury is investigating how a company that advised Jefferson County, Alabama, on bond deals that threaten to cause the biggest municipal bankruptcy in U.S. history, did similar work in New Mexico after making contributions to Governor Bill Richardson’s political action committees...
|National Association of Former Border Patrol Officers -- December 9, 2008
Is Bill Richardson involved in a conflict of interest?
William Richardson, governor of New Mexico and nominee for Sec. of Commerce in the incoming administration, has become a member of the Business Council of the “Universidad de las Americas” (”UDLA”) (the Puebla Univ. of the Americas) along with other Mexican business leaders...
|Janet Porter -- WorldNetDaily.com -- December 9, 2008
Obama's own Cabinet member: He's 'an immigrant'
Don't believe Barack Obama's grandmother? Don't believe the ambassador to Kenya? How about Barack Obama's own Cabinet member? -- That's right former presidential candidate and Obama's choice for secretary of commerce, Gov. Bill Richardson, slipped up. In an effort to reach out to the Hispanic community...
|Thomas Lifson -- American Thinker -- December 7, 2008
Huh? What does Bill Richardson mean?
New Mexico governor and Obama Secretary of Commerce-designate Bill Richardson has some 'splainin' to do. French television recorded him saying (in Spanish) that "Obama is an immigrant" (so Hispanics can relate to him). -- Is the Governor being fitted for a tinfoil hat? Does he believe that Obama was actually born in Kenya...?
|Associated Press -- December 5, 2008
Mexicans fawn over Reconquista Richardson during visit
Cholula, Pue., Mex. -- President-elect Barack Obama's pick for commerce secretary, Bill Richardson, got a warm welcome Thursday during a visit to Mexico, where government officials said they doubted Obama would follow through on a campaign pledge to re-negotiate NAFTA....
|El Paso Times -- December 4, 2008
Appointment of Reconquista Richardson "could help border economy"
...El Paso businesswoman Veronica Callaghan, a member of the Foreign Trade Association, said Richardson helped lobby for the North American Free Trade Agreement when in Congress. -- "In terms of barriers to trade, he will be very helpful," she said. "He certainly knows the issues we have here..."
|Amanda Carpenter -- Townhall.com -- December 4, 2008
Reconquista Richardson sympathetic toward invaders
President-elect Barack Obama's decision to appoint New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson as Commerce Secretary is good news for illegal aliens. -- As a former 2008 presidential Democratic contender Richardson advocated liberal immigration policies, although he has refused to use the word "amnesty"...
|American Patrol Report Feature -- December 4, 2008
A Very Ominous Obama -- Reconquista Richardson picked for Commerce
Lou Dobbs: Well let's talk about Governor Richardson responding today, also in Spanish. This is what he said so everyone knows. "Like President-elect Obama told us 'si se puede' our vote has become our voice. The election has demonstrated our power and our unity. We have to keep fighting for our rights..."
|San Jose Mercury News -- December 3, 2008
Chinese-American activists oppose any Bill Richardson cabinet nomination
...The group is upset at the New Mexico governor for his handling of the nearly decade-old case of Taiwanese-American Wen Ho Lee, a former nuclear scientist at Los Alamos National Laboratory. U.S. officials once suspected Lee of giving nuclear secrets to China when Richardson was President Clinton's energy secretary.
|Bloomberg -- December 3, 2008
Reconquistas demand more of their ilk in Hussein Obama's Cabinet
Bill Richardson's nomination as Commerce secretary won't satisfy top Latino lawmakers, who sent President-elect Barack Obama's transition office a letter yesterday afternoon recommending a slate of 14 Hispanics for the remaining eight Cabinet slots...
|Frontera NorteSur -- New Mexico State University -- Las Cruces -- November 24, 2008
Mexicans elated at possibility of Reconquista Richardson appointment
Political and business leaders in the state of Chihuahua responded with a gush of enthusiasm to news that New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson was under serious consideration for the post of commerce secretary in the incoming Obama administration...
|Lou Dobbs Tonight -- CNN -- May 28, 2008
Reconquista Richardson spews border security hogwash
New Mexico governor and Mexican reconquista zealot Bill Richardson appeared on Lou Dobbs' show yesterday bewailing the construction of a border fence and making other numskull remarks about security on the Mexican border. Click here for a transcript.
-- December 1, 2007
Reconquista Richardson 'disgusted' at GOP over invaders
Democratic presidential candidate Bill Richardson said he was ''depressed'' and ''disgusted'' to see Republican candidates ''trying to outdo each other on demonizing [illegal aliens... criminals]'' during this week's debate. -- Attacking [invaders], said Richardson, the only Hispanic presidential candidate, ''is not only wrong, it's bad for the economy.''
-- El Paso / Las Cruces -- November 18, 2007
Richardson's stats about invader licenses misleading
Democratic presidential hopeful [and rabid Mexican reconquista zealot] Bill Richardson (left) points to a substantial drop in uninsured motorists in New Mexico when he defends his decision four years ago to allow [illegal aliens... criminals] to obtain a driver's license. -- But the governor's use of his statistics is misleading...
-- October 25, 2007
Richardson appeared to call for illegal alien amnesty
New Mexico Governor, [rabid Mexican Reconquista], and Democratic Presidential candidate Bill Richardson [left] seemed to call for illegal alien amnesty today. "We need comprehensive immigration reform in this country -- one that includes a path to legalization," Richardson said.
La Raza Stooge
Press -- October 21, 2007
Richardson sticks with 'road to citizenship' for invaders
...On illegal immigration, [Mexican Reconquista Bill] Richardson praised the reform bill that failed in Congress this year that would have provided a pathway to legal citizenship to illegal [aliens... criminals] who learn English and pay fines and back taxes. -- "I'm being candid. This is not a perfect solution, but it is far better than doing nothing..."
Sun-News -- May 23, 2007
Reconquista enters race by letting Latinos know he's 1 of them
Democrat [and vehement Mexican Reconquista] Bill Richardson has officially entered the presidential race with a naked appeal to Hispanics, saying in an interview that it's "rudimentary politics" to make sure the country's fastest growing voting bloc knows he's one of them.
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