Skip to comments.On Swift raid anniversary, immigrants hold vigil for reform
Posted on 12/13/2012 6:52:48 AM PST by moonshinner_09
SALT LAKE CITY Undocumented and legal Latinos gathered with a diverse crowd Wednesday night in Salt Lake to send a message to Washington: They want change in U.S. immigration laws.
"This is a human issue and ... these are families that are being separated," said Itza Hernandez. "We need some kind of change to the broken immigration system."
Hernandez, a member of the Salt Lake Dream Team, is an undocumented immigrant who has lived in Utah since she was 4 years old. She and others who spoke at the vigil hoped that lawmakers in Washington and neighbors at home were listening.
The vigil, sponsored by the Salt Lake Dream Team, was held on the sixth anniversary of the Swift Meatpacking Company raid that deported dozens of undocumented immigrants.
People gathered to plead with President Barack Obama and Congress for immigration reform.
"I have a family. He's my family, and I don't want to lose him," a man named A. Cervantes said, pointing to someone in the crowd. "Please, we need immigration reform now."
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"Some of these families have to go without a parent, without a mom or a father to provide for them," Hernandez said. Imagine that complaining about identity theft and how it should be legal because our family is so special and your laws are so unfair.
Swift replaced most of these employees with somali refugees with legal papers. They will work for even less.
Same thing happened in Greeley CO. ICE raid, buncha crying on TV, replaced by Somalis.
Who now want to strike because of their prayer breaks, because of Ramadan, etc...
DEPORT EVERY LAST ONE NOW
"I have a family. He's my family, and I don't want to lose him," a woman named Shirley Johnson said, pointing to someone in the crowd. "Please, we need embezzlement reform now."
It is Americans who should be protesting. They need to print up tee shirts that read JOBS FOR AMERICANS.
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