With immigration becoming more of an issue these days, it’s time to shed the light on a few open borders groups: National Council of La Raza, MEChA (Movimiento Estudiantil De Chicanos De Aztlan), and the Mexica Movement (MM).
To put it in a nutshell, both groups not only advocate unrestricted immigration, but they also believe that the Southwestern United States was once a mythical Aztec land known as Aztlan (sources: http://archive.frontpagemag.com/readarticleaspx?ARTID=16269 and http://www.discoverthenetworks.org/groupprofile.asp?grpid=153 and http://www.discoverthenetworks.org/groupprofile.asp?grpid=6192).
Both groups believe that Aztlan was stolen by the United States following the Mexican War, and they seem determined to reclaim it for Mexico.
Obviously, neither group has bothered to study their history, and if they did, it was probably taught from an anti-American perspective.
First, the United States did not steal the Southwest from Mexico. Under the terms of the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo, the United States bought the Southwest for $15 million. Thus, no land was taken by conquest (source: The Mexican War: 1846-1848 / by Karl Jack Bauer).
Second, in 1853, there was the Gadsden Purchase (the southern portions of Arizona and Mexico) so that the southern states could have a transcontinental railway route. The land was sold for $10 million (source: The American Age: U.S. Foreign Policy at Home and Abroad, 1750 to the Present / by Walter LaFeber).
Therefore, no land was ever stolen from Mexico. It was bought and paid for. So if anyone wants the Southwestern United States returned to Mexico, they will have to give the United States money for it. $15 million from 1848 would be an estimated $441 million today. And $10 million from 1853 would be an estimated $294 million today (source: http://www.davemanuel.com/inflation-calculator.php), for a grand total of $735 million.
And what about Texas? It became independent from Mexico. in 1836, and became a state in 1845. Thus, it was not stolen either.
Perhaps the most radical of the open borders groups is the Mexica Movement (MM). One of its goals is to expel all white people from North America, on the grounds that North America was stolen by Europeans (source: http://www.discoverthenetworks.org/groupprofile.asp?grpid=7277). Never find the fact that most Mexicans (and other Hispanics) are mixed-race. Instead, the Mexica Movement appears to be encouraging Mexicans to abandon their Spanish ancestry and fully embrace their Indian ancestry, despite the fact they continue to speak Spanish.
It’s unclear how popular the Mexica Movement is throughout North America, particularly in Canada and Greenland, given that Canada is a member of the British Commonwealth of Nations and Greenland is a Danish territory.
Meanwhile, one would be tempted to ask the following question: if the Mexica Movement did succeed in expelling all Caucasians from North America, then whose to say that they might expel other races as well?