For John, BLUF: The son of illegal immigrants against illegal immigration. Nothing to see here; just move along.
That would be Farm Worker Union founder and leader Mr Cesar Estrada Chavez.
The source is National Review and the author is Mr Mark Krikorian. The dateline is 31 March 2017, which would be the 90th Birthday of Mr Chavez, if he still lived.
This includes a mention of the Bracero Program, which goes back to 1942.
Here is a key paragraph:
In fact, even before he started the union and fought against illegal immigration, he was opposed to the bracero program, which legally imported cheap, disposable labor from Mexico at the expense of American citizens (of Mexican and other origins) who had been working in the fields. Pawel quotes Chavez as saying, “It looks almost impossible to start some effective program to get these people their jobs back from the braceros.”If Mr Chavez were alive today his views might be different, but back in the day he was strongly opposed to illegal immigration.
Hat tip to the InstaPundit.
Regards — Cliff