WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Congressman Paul A. Gosar, D.D.S. (AZ-04) introduced H.Res. 268, a resolution supporting the designation of Cesar Chavez’s birthday, March 31st, as National Border Control Day. The resolution expresses strong support for Cesar Chavez’s fight to defend the interests of the American farmworkers, and for his recognition that non-violent action could protect these workers against the business interests which would replace them with illegal foreign labor; and encourages recognition and celebration of National Border Control Day.
“Cesar Chavez’s lifelong work to protect American workers should be echoed and celebrated throughout America,” said Congressman Gosar. “As open border Democrats continue to advocate against securing our southern border, it is critical to remember the damage illegal immigration does to legal American workers.”
The full text of the resolution can be found HERE
This resolution expresses support for the designation of Cesar Chavez’s birthday, March 31st, as National Border Control Day.
Cesar Chavez was a union labor leader and Latino civil rights activist from Yuma, Arizona who understood that preventing illegal immigration was an essential prerequisite to improving the circumstances of American workers. In the 1970s, Chavez combined a campaign of identifying and reporting illegal workers with a campaign to boycott non-unionized farms in order to protect American labor. Chavez directly addressed the issue of illegal immigration with nonviolent tactics in order to improve the conditions of persecuted and impoverished American workers.