March 31

Celebrate Cesar Chavez’s birthday as National Border Control Day

March 31 is the birthday of late civil rights icon Cesar Chavez. Chavez, founder of the United Farm Workers union, was a fierce opponent of illegal immigration and supporter of tight border controls.

Chavez’s core insight was based on the law of supply and demand: Flooding the labor market with people from abroad undermines American workers trying to improve their lot in life.

This is why it is only fitting that March 31 should be recognized each year as National Border Control Day. Happy birthday, Cesar Chavez!


Happy Border Control Day

Celebrate Cesar Chavez’s true views about illegal immigration. Today, Cesar Chavez’s birthday, has become Mexican Americans’ equivilent of Columbus Day for Italizn Americans’. It is a holiday in certain states.

National Review, 2019

Congressional Resolution 2019

A resolution has been introduced in the House of Representatives to recognize Cesar Chavez’s birthday as National Border Control Day, which “encourages the people of the United States to observe National Border Control Day with appropriate ceremonies and activities.”

Congressional Resolution 2018

A resolution has been introduced in the House of Representatives to recognize Cesar Chavez’s birthday as National Border Control Day, which “encourages the people of the United States to observe National Border Control Day with appropriate ceremonies and activities.”

Control the Border? Si Se Puede!

Saturday, March 31, would have been Cesar Chavez’s 91st Birthday. Given Chavez’s consistent commitment to strict border enforcement to help poor Americans improve their condition, it is a fitting date for National Border Control Day.

National Review, 2018

Hail Cesar!

On March 31st, 1927, Cesar Estrada Chavez was born in Yuma, Ariz., to parents who had come north from Mexico as children in the 1890s. He went on to found the United Farm Workers union, and by his death in 1993…

National Review, 2017

Cesar Chavez’s Famous Speech at the National Press Club, 1979

His words are as prescient today as they were when first spoken over 30 years ago. Enforcing the nation’s immigration laws is not a “political game”.

Center for Immigration Studies, 2010 

Group Declares Cesar Chavez’s Birthday National Border Control Day

“Honor Cesar Chavez by celebrating National Border Control Day!,” Mark Krikorian, executive director of the Center for Immigration Studies, wrote in a tweet.

NBC News, 2016 

Happy order Control Day!

On Cesar Chavez’s birthday, a reminder that he was a fierce opponent of illegal immigration.

National Review, 2014

Cesar Chavez, Minuteman

During his prime, Chavez, a third generation American citizen from Yuma, Arizona and Navy veteran, was an American labor leader fighting against the importation of strikebreakers from Mexico.

The American Conservative, 2006

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