The anti-immigrant group Californians for Population Stabilization (CAPS) is warning that immigration has transformed Los Angeles “from an American city to something resembling Mexico.” In an open letter to House Speaker John Boehner published on the group’s blog this weekend, activist Les Blenkhorn writes, “My only surprise is that there is anyone left in Mexico.”
I have little idea if these comments are even read by your staff, I hope they are. You have little idea the frustration of middle America over this issue, and their lack of a voice in regards to it. I have lived in Los Angeles long enough to see it transformed from an American city to something closer resembling Mexico. My only surprise is that there is anyone left in Mexico. The border is completely open to illegal aliens. They have been welcomed by you, the federal government, one and all.
Since I know you definitely won't read the entire novel which deserves to be written and read on this issue, I will close by saying that you the Republicans will get your comeuppance for any amnesty that may come eventually. The Republican party no longer exists in California in any viable sense, I look forward to seeing this happen to the Republican party nationwide as you are naive enough to believe illegal aliens will somehow vote Republican in thanks for your giving them amnesty. You should know they will never do this, but you still have to bend to the will of your corporate masters, even if it means your extinction. Fools.
It’s unclear why CAPS posted Blenkhorn’s letter; the only other mention of him we could find on CAPS’ website was a 2002 newsletter mentioning him as a member. Last week, a commenter named Les Blenkhorn posted the same remarks on Speaker Boehner’s House website. Comments from the same user on other articles in the past few months include, “[N]o one seems to have a problem with China being all Chinese, we are being replaced in our own country and those Americans afflicted with White Guilt are okay with it,” and, “Time to end the insanity of mass third world immigration before we have a revolution, wait the revolution wouldn't be a bad idea.” A 2002 article in El Universal newspaper reports that a radio producer named Les Blenkhorn offered to make a “citizens’ arrest” of a young undocumented activist.
CAPS is one of the anti-immigrant groups that aims specifically to convert environmentalists to the cause. A new web ad from the group combines the environmental message with racial coding, lamenting that Los Angeles has transformed from a bucolic paradise to a “cesspool of gang-bangers, drug dealers and vagrants.”
CAPS is tied to the anti-immigrant network started by white nationalist John Tanton and its main spokesman has written columns for a prominent white nationalist website.