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Illegal immigrant protestors arrested at Arpaio racial profiling trial
VOXXI ^ | July 25,2012 | Elaine de Valle

Posted on 07/25/2012 5:24:32 PM PDT by moonshinner_09

There was more drama outside the Susan Day O’Connor federal courthouse in Phoenix than inside the courtroom Tuesday — where Sheriff Joe Arpaio said his office did not make arrests based on people’s “color of their skin” — as about 50 people demonstrated in the street, including several illegal immigrants who had come willing to be arrested. Four immigrants with no legal status were handcuffed and taken away by city police after they blocked a nearby intersection, with an unfurled a banner that read “No Papers, No Fear,” for about an hour. Each one sat on one corner of the banner and chanted “Dignity is fighting here. No papers, no fear.” with the crowd. They all knew they were going to be taken into custody and issued a statement beforehand.

Leticia Ramirez, a mother of three who has lived undocumented in the U.S. for 18 years, said goodbye to her daughter as the tearful toddler before she was handcuffed and taken away. “We’ll see each other Wednesday,” the woman told the girl. “Give a kiss to your little brother and your Papi, okay?”

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TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Government; Politics; Society
KEYWORDS: aliens; arpaio; immigration; phoenix; sheriffarpaio
“I am not afraid to be here and tell Arpaio that we are not afraid,” Guerra said. “We are here to tell him that we are not criminals. We are coming out to say we are not afraid and that the real criminal is inside, testifying. Not us.Odd how they wait until he is in the court house, bunch of cowards. DHS refuses to enforce immigration laws.Why don't they just deport them, they are begging and pleading to be, please come and get me,No papers, no fear.Call their bluff, I say..
1 posted on 07/25/2012 5:24:41 PM PDT by moonshinner_09
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To: moonshinner_09
"“We are here to tell him that we are not criminals."

Tell, him? If he stopped you with probable cause, provide proof and there won't be a problem.

2 posted on 07/25/2012 5:32:41 PM PDT by gorush (History repeats itself because human nature is static)
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To: moonshinner_09

They are criminals.


3 posted on 07/25/2012 6:57:25 PM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: moonshinner_09
there's prolly no work so they want a free ride back home...
4 posted on 07/25/2012 7:25:49 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: moonshinner_09

Ummm.... not sure what the reputation of this blog is, but the author doesn’t gain any credibility by misidentifying the first female supreme court justice (whatever you may think of her views).

It’s SANDRA Day O’Connor, not Susan Day O’Connor.


5 posted on 07/25/2012 8:28:42 PM PDT by Parity
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