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Thousands in Milwaukee Protest Targets on Undocumented Workers
JSOnline via AP ^ | March 23, 2006 | Emily Fredrix

Posted on 03/23/2006 1:37:28 PM PST by Diana in Wisconsin

MILWAUKEE, WI (AP) -- A sea of people filled the streets Thursday to protest legislative efforts that target undocumented workers.

Organizers said 30,000 people showed up for "A Day Without Latinos" demonstration, while police put the crowd at more than 10,000.

About 90 Latino-owned businesses on Milwaukee's south side were closed part or all the day to support of the protest, organizers said. About a dozen in Racine and Kenosha closed as several hundred people also protested in downtown Racine.

Among the issues, the protesters are against a bill that passed the House of Representatives in December that would make it a felony to be illegally in the United States. It would also impose new penalties on employers who hire them and would erect fencing along one-third of the U.S.-Mexican border.

Restaurant worker Juan Hernandez left his job with more than a dozen others to march at the rally. He said it was a matter of pride.

"We came to work not to be discriminated against," he said. "We want to be equal."

His boss gave them permission to leave the restaurant, which was closed for the first time ever, he said.

The demonstration began at Voces de la Frontera on the near south side and moved to Zeidler Park in downtown Milwaukee.


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Government; Politics/Elections; US: Wisconsin
KEYWORDS: adaywithoutlatinos; aliens; borderlist; immigrantlist; latinoprotest; milwaukee; vocesdelafrontera; wisconsin
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Oh, Brother. I'm sure the citizens were pleased that their local lunchtime restaurants were all closed today while the illegals were out marching to be equal! *Rolleyes*
1 posted on 03/23/2006 1:37:30 PM PST by Diana in Wisconsin
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

It is insanity that our government refuses to round up these criminals who are demanding special perks and the right to break our laws.


2 posted on 03/23/2006 1:39:18 PM PST by Dante3
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

Was the count wrong in proportions similar to the Million Marching Moron's? About 300?


3 posted on 03/23/2006 1:42:37 PM PST by dhuffman@awod.com (The conspiracy of ignorance masquerades as common sense.)
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To: Diana in Wisconsin
"We came to work not to be discriminated against," he said. "We want to be equal."

Well, I would start by going back to school so you can look up the word "discriminate".
4 posted on 03/23/2006 1:43:44 PM PST by andyk (Go Matt Kenseth!)
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To: Diana in Wisconsin


There's alot of Americans on the welfare rolls that can work those jobs, legally.


5 posted on 03/23/2006 1:45:19 PM PST by SouthernFreebird
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To: Diana in Wisconsin
Why wasn't INS there to round up these 10,000-30,000 illegals and ship them out of here?
6 posted on 03/23/2006 1:45:40 PM PST by John O (God Save America (Please))
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

How many of the "Latinos" are there legally? As usual, there's no differentiation. It's the people that came into our country through other than a Port of Entry that are the problem.


7 posted on 03/23/2006 1:45:50 PM PST by Rick Deckard
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

he next thing you know the hosue burglars will be marching against discriminatory locks and alarms. These country burglars have no shame or claim.


8 posted on 03/23/2006 1:47:50 PM PST by right right
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

I own my own business but I wonder how many employers would let their people off to rally FOR enforcement of immigration laws?


9 posted on 03/23/2006 1:48:27 PM PST by sheana
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

90 businesses on the south side closed....

Milwaukee is still quite segregated. Those businesses were in the Latino part of town. They shut down their own part of the city! Out here in the whiter 'burbs, nothing happened. We just saw on our TVs that there was a protest over lunch.

Not a very effective protest if you ask me.


10 posted on 03/23/2006 1:48:37 PM PST by freemama
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To: Travis McGee
Ping

And the beat goes on......

11 posted on 03/23/2006 1:50:10 PM PST by MileHi ( "It's coming down to patriots vs the politicians." - ovrtaxt)
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To: Diana in Wisconsin


12 posted on 03/23/2006 1:50:56 PM PST by bill1952 ("All that we do is done with an eye towards something else.")
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To: Rick Deckard

Exactly right. Calling it "A Day Without Latinos" is a slam against Latinos who are here fair and square.

"A Day Without Illegals" just wouldn't have had the same effect.


13 posted on 03/23/2006 1:51:00 PM PST by JennysCool (Liberals don't care what you do, as long as it's mandatory.)
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To: Diana in Wisconsin
This is ridiculous! We are quickly becoming a nation taken over by immigrants and our Representatives are scared stiff to take a stand!...England and the rest of the EU...HERE WE COME!
14 posted on 03/23/2006 1:51:34 PM PST by RoseofTexas
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To: Diana in Wisconsin
What can you say about the United States when 30,000 foreigners in the country against our will feel free to throw a near riot in our streets?

A few years after 9/11, and mass lawlessness in the streets is tolerated by the federal and state governments?

And as far as illegal aliens having the right to protest, I guess that means the Chinese Army could come onshore and protest against any attempt to repel their invasion. I mean, wouldn't that be discrimination as well?

If you buy Juan's definition of discrimination, it's discriminatory to have a country.

15 posted on 03/23/2006 1:52:42 PM PST by Regulator
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To: bill1952

Just think...these are Mr. Bush's future "guest workers"!


16 posted on 03/23/2006 1:53:39 PM PST by Regulator
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To: dhuffman@awod.com
It was really a quite large rally/riot. Complete with Mexican flags and UN flags.

http://www.jsonline.com/watch/?watch=1&date=3/23/2006&id=3923

... The Milwaukee Common Council also added its voice to the immigration debate this morning, by condemning legislation to criminalize illegal immigration.

Aldermen voted, 11-1, to oppose a congressional bill that would set tough penalties for illegal immigrants and those who aid them. ...

Slideshow from the march --

http://www.jsonline.com/story/index.aspx?id=410241

Gotta love Milwaukee politics -- heaven forbid anyone criminilize illegal activity.

17 posted on 03/23/2006 2:05:31 PM PST by sbMKE
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

It was cold and windy today in Milwaukee, too bad it wasn't raining too. The police had to divert manpower to this march for illegals while also searching elsewhere for two missing boys.


18 posted on 03/23/2006 2:09:26 PM PST by RicocheT
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To: sbMKE

Man! There are almost as many Mexican flags in that picture as I see here in San Diego on Mexican Independence Day! At least we know where the "Latinos" are from. The UN flag in the foreground adds the "humanitarian" touch.


19 posted on 03/23/2006 2:14:07 PM PST by Rick Deckard
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To: Diana in Wisconsin; gubamyster; HiJinx
"His boss gave [his illegal alien employees] permission to leave the restaurant, which was closed for the first time ever, he said."

Arrest the criminal invaders, AND their Quisling bosses.

20 posted on 03/23/2006 2:14:54 PM PST by Travis McGee (--- www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com ---)
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To: Rick Deckard

21 posted on 03/23/2006 2:19:05 PM PST by VU4G10 (Have You Forgotten?)
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To: MileHi; gubamyster; HiJinx

Catch the Che/Mexico flag at #13. These are the "assimilating" Mexican immigrants who are going to support our economy?


22 posted on 03/23/2006 2:20:10 PM PST by Travis McGee (--- www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com ---)
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To: Rick Deckard
"We came to work not to be discriminated against," he said. "We want to be equal."

Actually, Juan, you gave up your claims to "equal rights" when you decided you were more equal than the patient people, including your own countrymen, who apply to get in the front door legally.

The bar to get in here legally isn't all that high. We ask that you produce proof you aren't a criminal, a terrorist, someone here to suckle off the gubmint teat, work to destroy our county, aren't carring a communicable disease and will be self-supporting. Which of these do you find so objectionable?

23 posted on 03/23/2006 2:22:29 PM PST by Vigilanteman (crime would drop like a sprung trapdoor if we brought back good old-fashioned hangings)
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To: Travis McGee; 1_Inch_Group; 2sheep; 2Trievers; 3AngelaD; 3pools; 3rdcanyon; 4Freedom; ...

Ping to the Che/Mexico flag at #13...


24 posted on 03/23/2006 2:23:50 PM PST by HiJinx (~ www.proudpatriots.org ~ Serving Those Who Serve Us ~ Operation Easter/Passover ~)
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To: HiJinx
Protect our borders and coastlines from all foreign invaders!

Support our Minutemen Patriots!

Be Ever Vigilant!


25 posted on 03/23/2006 2:26:14 PM PST by blackie (Be Well~Be Armed~Be Safe~Molon Labe!)
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

Please call them INVADERS and don't compare them to people who are legal aliens!


President Bush has been great on most things except for our border.
He has been great on the war on terrorists.
But on the border he is a gross failure.
He acted fast and correct on the 3,000+ people murdered at the world trade center.
He ignores the many rapes, murders and robberies which might be larger than the murders and money loss at the world trade center.
More Americans are abducted on the border of Mexico than in Iraq!

Start building the fence.

It should be made a felony for Criminals who overstay their visas and Invaders.

I believe we should give amnesty to these poor CRIMINALS or INVADERS.
This should be a 2 week amnesty to get the heck out of our Country.
The ones who ignore this amnesty should be buried in a tent city jail and fined $10,000 or buried elsewhere.
All aiders and abettors of these CRIMINALS or INVADERS should get 1 year in a tent city jail and a $10,000 fine for each CRIMINAL aided.
Those in government should be the first ones charged.


26 posted on 03/23/2006 2:27:59 PM PST by HuntsvilleTxVeteran ("Remember the Alamo, Goliad and WACO")
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To: HiJinx

Bump!


27 posted on 03/23/2006 2:30:23 PM PST by TheLion
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To: Rick Deckard
Man! There are almost as many Mexican flags in that picture as I see here in San Diego I let my Senators know that I held him personally responsible for that disgusting display of lawlessness. But they are both Chamber of Commerce sock puppets and I doubt they much care about the consequences of their failure to secure America.
28 posted on 03/23/2006 2:30:24 PM PST by jackbenimble (Import the third world, become the third world)
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To: jackbenimble
"But they are both Chamber of Commerce sock puppets and I doubt they much care about the consequences of their failure to secure America."

For some people the border is a mere inconvenience.
29 posted on 03/23/2006 2:39:33 PM PST by Rick Deckard
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To: jackbenimble

This is BS. We need people to immigrate to this country legally who will have their first loyalty to the USA and our own flag. If you want to be a Mexican loyalists you will have no trouble doing so in Mexico so get the hell out!!!!! All illegals, by definition, are criminals and should be deported instantly upon detection and every law enforcement officer in the USA should be constantly looking for them.


30 posted on 03/23/2006 2:39:40 PM PST by oldenuff2no
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To: HiJinx

"Julio, you pendejo.. I told you to wash that esticky Che flag! It's estuck to the other one now!"

31 posted on 03/23/2006 2:40:01 PM PST by humblegunner (If you're gonna die, die with your boots on.)
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To: Regulator

Good point.


32 posted on 03/23/2006 2:41:27 PM PST by Dante3
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To: Diana in Wisconsin
Missed opportunity, They had em all herded together, all they had to do was send in the buses and pick em up and ship em out..
33 posted on 03/23/2006 2:42:50 PM PST by JamesA
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To: Vigilanteman
The bar to get in here legally isn't all that high. We ask that you produce proof you aren't a criminal, a terrorist, someone here to suckle off the gubmint teat, work to destroy our county, aren't carring a communicable disease and will be self-supporting. Which of these do you find so objectionable?

I think it is the part about suckling off the gubmint teat. About 60% of the illegals have less than a highschool education. And our immigration laws only allow for about 20,000 unskilled worker visas because at some point in the distant past our government had the wisdom to realize that ignorant unskilled workers almost inevitably will end up suckling on the taxpayers teat because they don't earn enough to pay enough taxes to cover things like educating their children at $8000 for each of their 4.5 average kids annually.

20,000 visas does however represent a pretty high hurdle when there are a million Mexicans who are willing to come annually and 40% of their entire population (the part that is still in Mexico) say they want to come. And that is before you count the rest of our Southern Hemisphere.

34 posted on 03/23/2006 2:52:33 PM PST by jackbenimble (Import the third world, become the third world)
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

Any Freepers there?????


35 posted on 03/23/2006 3:01:30 PM PST by Thunder90
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To: humblegunner

Considering who is expected to win the Mexican election (A commie), that Che flag fits right in.


36 posted on 03/23/2006 3:03:04 PM PST by Thunder90
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To: jackbenimble

Scariest thing, IMO, is that the current Mayor of Milwaukee -- former Congressman Tom Barret appears to be leading the march in several of the Milwuakee Journal slideshow photos. Way to go Tom!


37 posted on 03/23/2006 3:06:50 PM PST by sbMKE
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

It's not ok for us to ever mention that the bulk of illegal aliens are from Mexico, yet apparently it's perfectly all right for them to wave their flag like the colonizers that they are.


38 posted on 03/23/2006 3:15:57 PM PST by Borax Queen
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

Looks like we have a huge mob of Latinos trying to intimidate Congress. Rule by mob. They are implying there will be violence and mass disobedience if they are deported or if employer sanctions are instituted that leave them without a way to make money here.

Make no mistake, the Mexican mob is making it's presence known


39 posted on 03/23/2006 3:24:14 PM PST by dennisw (-Muslim's biggest enemy is the founder of Islam, Muhammad. Muslims are victims of this evil conman-)
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To: Travis McGee; Northern Yankee; HiJinx; gubamyster
Catch the Che/Mexico flag at #13. These are the "assimilating" Mexican immigrants who are going to support our economy?

Illegal immigration, and the socialism it brings with it.

Not just for Aztlan anymore.

40 posted on 03/23/2006 3:55:02 PM PST by kstewskis ("I don't know what I know, but I know that it's big".....Jerry Fletcher)
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To: oldenuff2no
We need people to immigrate to this country legally who will have their first loyalty to the USA and our own flag.

Seems like common sense to me. What will happen to our country if we ever get in a war with Mexico? All those with a loyalty to Mexico (illegals and the numerous descendants of illegals) will do all they can to sabotage us.
41 posted on 03/23/2006 4:08:59 PM PST by Serenissima Venezia (U.S. a 3rd world soon: not educating enough scientists/engineers and being invaded by illegals)
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To: Serenissima Venezia

I'm ready to become a Minuteman. Illegals are taking over our country and refusing to assimilate. What do you think would happen if we went to Mexico and flew the American flag? We need to send them all home.They are driving down the wages in this country,and I'm sick of my tax dollars supporting them.


42 posted on 03/23/2006 4:40:18 PM PST by Indygal
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To: Regulator
If you buy Juan's definition of discrimination, it's discriminatory to have a country.

Ahhhh ...you are beginning to finally see the big picture. :(

43 posted on 03/23/2006 4:40:22 PM PST by Chani (Life is fatal. The 100% statistic is compelling.)
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To: Travis McGee
I don't think that those two pictures were from the same protest....

Note the shorts, and very green tree.

FWIW

44 posted on 03/23/2006 4:46:12 PM PST by Osage Orange (Molon Labe)
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To: Travis McGee
On second glance..it appears like it's quite possible that those two pictures are not from the same time period.
45 posted on 03/23/2006 4:47:43 PM PST by Osage Orange (Molon Labe)
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To: dennisw
Make no mistake, the Mexican mob is making it's presence known

How long do you think it will be till they emulate fully the islamist "protests" in France? Gonna keep my car in the garage.

46 posted on 03/23/2006 4:48:33 PM PST by Chani (Life is fatal. The 100% statistic is compelling.)
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To: SouthernFreebird
There's alot of Americans on the welfare rolls that can work those jobs, legally.



And SHOULD be working those jobs. There are also alot of non violent prisoners who could be working in fields too!
47 posted on 03/23/2006 4:49:03 PM PST by Isabelle
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To: Indygal
I'm ready to become a Minuteman.

Great! Come and join us at the border in April. I'll try to make it down there for 2 weekends. With homeschooling my son and my husband working shift-work, that's all I can get away (anyone under 18 isn't allowed). But I hope that just being able to count another person as being there will help.
48 posted on 03/23/2006 5:00:28 PM PST by Serenissima Venezia (U.S. a 3rd world soon: not educating enough scientists/engineers and being invaded by illegals)
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

What part of illegal do they not understand.


49 posted on 03/23/2006 5:12:18 PM PST by TASMANIANRED (The Internet is the samizdat of liberty..)
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To: dennisw
Looks like we have a huge mob of Latinos trying to intimidate Congress. Rule by mob. They are implying there will be violence and mass disobedience if they are deported or if employer sanctions are instituted that leave them without a way to make money here. Make no mistake, the Mexican mob is making it's presence known.

You've got it. The illegals are saying, "We own your cities, pendejos! Whatcha goin' to do about it, cabron?"

I gotta finish my fictional Aztlan Reconquista novel, before it's "overtaken by events."

50 posted on 03/23/2006 5:41:21 PM PST by Travis McGee (--- www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com ---)
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