Zimmerman nominated Forest and the council approved her nomination. But Casar wants the council to rescind it, based on disparaging comments Forest made when she attended a 2011 anti-immigration rally. Her appearance at the rally was recorded and uploaded to YouTube.
"If you really want to know why in Texas we don't get immigration legislation passed, it's because we have 37 -- 36 Hispanic legislators in the Texas legislature. All of the states that have passed legislation have a handful — and I mean, literally, some of them have no Hispanic legislators. Well, maybe 3, 4 or 5," Forest said at the 2011 rally. "So that's part of our problem, and we need to change those numbers."