500,000 march in L.A. over Fed immigration legislation
This may be the straw that breaks the Rethug camel’s back. The 30% or so clinging to the delusion that Dear Leader is god will turn on him on this issue.
The freeper set is so virulently hateful towards undocumented workers (who are here mowing their lawns, working in restaurants they nosh in and picking the fresh produce they buy, of course) that this is the issue that will eat the GOP alive — and the pols know it.
Immigration rights advocates more than 500,000 strong marched in downtown Los Angeles, demanding that Congress abandon attempts to make illegal immigration a felony and to build more walls along the border.
The massive demonstration, by far the biggest of several around the nation in recent days, came as President Bush prodded Republican congressional leaders to give some illegal immigrants a chance to work legally in the U.S. under certain conditions.
…The U.S. House of Representatives has passed legislation that would make it a felony to be in the U.S. illegally, impose new penalties on employers who hire illegal immigrants, require churches to check the legal status of people they help, and erect fences along one-third of the U.S.-Mexican border.
As I’ve discussed in prior posts, this is a complicated issue, fraught with political landmines for both parties, but as the party in charge of things, Bush and the the Rethugs on the Hill will be the ones to take the fall if they accommodate the xenophobic cretins or the business bed buddies who love the cheap, exploitable labor pool. Play that tiny violin and watch the racist Freepi explode…
Encircle the rally. Move the herd back to Mexico.
One thing about being packed in like that in a crowd, ya never know what kind of communicable diseases you are exposing yourself too.
Boy that’s alot of American jobs, food stamps, welfare, housing, while their pay goes to mexico.
It’s officially an invasion now. They’re getting snippy.
If Americans can’t see that we are being invaded, they’re either blind or don’t care anymore.
They weren’t rallying for immigrant rights. They were rallying in favor of anarchy.
HELLO? Immigration and Customs? Hello?…………. (sound of crickets chirping)
those who want illegal immigration want it more than those who are against it want to stop it.
It doesn’t matter. What our senators must remember is most of those 500,000 do not vote (legally that is) So if our Senators want to keep their jobs they better worry about the silent majority that is fed up with illegal immigration.
“voices must be heard and that they are contributing to the country’s economy.”
So does the drug trade, prostitution, and organized crime, by those standards.
Never mind Harry Reid. Can Republicans impeach one of their own?… 🙂
They don’t vote. It doesn’t matter if 100 million showed up they don’t vote. they are not citizens they don’t vote. It doesn’t matter. And there are a lot more than those that want reform.
dont be so confident they dont vote
Today we walked out of a restaurant after a non-speaking illegal came to our table before we did we all told the manager we will NOT be back till all illegals are GONE out of this restaurant!
We called our lawn service and told them they better not dare send any illegals to work on our lawn.
We called a foundation company and told them we better not see any illegals working on our foundation or they are so out of here.
Americans need to take a stand and if you go to a hotel and you see a non english speaking person cleaning your room callthe manager and front desk and have them remove the person immediately.
Take a stand, boycott all mexican destinations like cozymel.
If our politicians wont help lets show them where they can work in another country since they decided to insult every American today by waving their flag .
Sexual deviants would love for us to become part of Mexico. That way they can watch donkey sex shows and sleep with 12 year old prostitutes.
..I think you can declare it official–California is lost…
Seeing this just makes me REAL mad…. and disgusted with our Government for not doing anything a long time ago! Close the borders!!!!
you realize that one of the problems is that there are lots and lots of legal immigrants here, even from Mexico…also Ireland is one of the largest sources of illegal labor in Boston…but they speak english
No I am VERY serious about this and we all know what a non-speaking illegal looks like by now.
that isnt true…sounds like you have never met a non-english speaking legal immigrant
Let’s see….in 1984, there were 70,000 illegal protestors and in 2006, there are 500,000. I’d say that we’ve been invaded and taken over in the intervening 12 years..
Invasion? Yup. We gonna do anything about it? Nope.
the people who favor illegal immigration are more intense about their position than those who oppose illegal immigration…when a few hundred thousand people show up to protest illegal immigration, Ill change my view.
I have already called mine and said basically the same thing. I think it is a disgrace that our leaders have allowed this. To see the Mexican flag in the streets of America being waved instead of the stars and stripes. I will be voting in the primary and the general election this year. My school district is talking about floating a 5 BILLION dollar bond to pay for new schools so we can teach the illegals enough is enough.