A CEO of a company dealing with Latinos went on CNN Friday morning and lambasted what he saw as the devilish way of dealing with illegal immigrants – calling them “illegal.” The guest, Charles P. Garcia, had also written an op-ed for CNN.com titled “Imagine a Day Without a Mexican.”
“I think on our shoulder we have the proverbial angel, and we have the devil over here who’s dressed up as Wyatt Earp. And Wyatt Earp is the law man, and he uses the term illegal,” sounded Garcia, CEO of Garcia Trujillo.
While crusading against bigotry, Garcia then adopted a mocking “redneck” tone to impersonate the “Wyatt Earp” character he railed against. “They’re just a bunch of il-legal aliens, and they’re takin’ away our jobs, and they don’t pay taxes, and they’re free-loaders, and Martha, we should just build a thousand-foot wall,” he said imitating the “law man” side of the immigration debate.
Meanwhile, Garcia argued that one taking the angelic side of the issue would be a “good samaritan” to the immigrants.
He used his point “Imagine a Day Without a Mexican” to raise awareness of the positive impact illegal immigrants have on the American economy. The title certainly echoes the nationwide 2006 “Great American Boycott” where immigrants and supporters marched and boycotted schools and businesses to demonstrate the effect immigrants have on the nation’s workforce.