San Diego La Raza Lawyers Association appears to have a strong 'pro-Mexico' agenda

According to FactCheck.org, "it's not accurate to call the San Diego La Raza Lawyers Association 'very pro-Mexico' or 'very strongly pro-Mexican.'"

The same article claims that Donald Trump's comments that U.S. district judge Gonzalo Curiel is a "member of a club or society very strongly pro-Mexican" are "an inaccurate description of a group for Latino lawyers and law students in San Diego."

To clarify, membership in the San Diego La Raza Lawyers Association also includes judges, in addition to lawyers and law students, and one could reasonably argue that not only is it inappropriate, but it also potentially runs contrary to federal statues and the common law for sitting judges to be members of such activist organizations.

Luis Osuna, president of the San Diego La Raza Lawyers Association, is quoted as saying "[w]e have no pro-Mexico agenda."

That doesn't appear to be what the San Diego La Raza Lawyers Association's social media feed shows.

On February 3, 2015, the organization tweeted, "Are you a member of House of Mexico? You can learn more about their great work below: http://fb.me/76CDut6Au."

The House of Mexico, whose home page is the link the association tweeted, has a self-stated mission "to share, celebrate, educate and promote the rich art, culture, and history of Mexico."

Then, on September 2, 2015, the organization tweeted, "SDLRLA supports House of Mexico San Diego" with an link to a Change.org petition to "Tell House of Pacific Relations that Mexico needs a stand-alone house in Balboa Park."  According to this petition being promoted by the San Diego La Raza Lawyers Association:

The continued attacks on Mexico and Mexicans must end. We say, "Basta! Enough!" Mexico deserves its own house in a prominent location.

If this doesn't reflect a "pro-Mexico agenda" by the San Diego La Raza Lawyers Association, it will interesting to hear what does.

According to FactCheck.org, "it's not accurate to call the San Diego La Raza Lawyers Association 'very pro-Mexico' or 'very strongly pro-Mexican.'"

The same article claims that Donald Trump's comments that U.S. district judge Gonzalo Curiel is a "member of a club or society very strongly pro-Mexican" are "an inaccurate description of a group for Latino lawyers and law students in San Diego."

To clarify, membership in the San Diego La Raza Lawyers Association also includes judges, in addition to lawyers and law students, and one could reasonably argue that not only is it inappropriate, but it also potentially runs contrary to federal statues and the common law for sitting judges to be members of such activist organizations.

Luis Osuna, president of the San Diego La Raza Lawyers Association, is quoted as saying "[w]e have no pro-Mexico agenda."

That doesn't appear to be what the San Diego La Raza Lawyers Association's social media feed shows.

On February 3, 2015, the organization tweeted, "Are you a member of House of Mexico? You can learn more about their great work below: http://fb.me/76CDut6Au."

The House of Mexico, whose home page is the link the association tweeted, has a self-stated mission "to share, celebrate, educate and promote the rich art, culture, and history of Mexico."

Then, on September 2, 2015, the organization tweeted, "SDLRLA supports House of Mexico San Diego" with an link to a Change.org petition to "Tell House of Pacific Relations that Mexico needs a stand-alone house in Balboa Park."  According to this petition being promoted by the San Diego La Raza Lawyers Association:

The continued attacks on Mexico and Mexicans must end. We say, "Basta! Enough!" Mexico deserves its own house in a prominent location.

If this doesn't reflect a "pro-Mexico agenda" by the San Diego La Raza Lawyers Association, it will interesting to hear what does.