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Latinos Plan Nationwide Worker Strike
NewsMAx ^ | March 30, 2006 | Carl Limbacher

Posted on 03/30/2006 10:54:32 AM PST by Icelander

Hispanic groups in the U.S. are planning a major boycott of American life dubbed a ”day without Latinos” to protest proposed legislation that would criminalize illegal immigration.

Mexican American Political Association (MAPA) President Nativo Lopez, one of the organizers of the recent protests in Los Angeles that saw at least 500,000 people take to the streets, said the May 1 "day without Latinos” would send a stern message to Washington.

"We are looking forward to a major action in all large U.S. cities where immigrants make up a significant proportion of the workforce,” Lopez told Agence France-Presse.

"We are asking people not to go to school, or work, or shopping, and instead to go out and protest against the racist and inhumane measures in this bill.”

MAPA and other grass roots Latino groups are also organizing an April 10 protest in 20 major American cities – including New York, Los Angeles, Chicago and Dallas – in a bid to defeat the proposed immigration reform bill, Lopez said.

And a third day of protest is scheduled to take place Saturday in Costa Mesa, a town in Orange County, Calif., that has been a focus of anti-illegal immigrant protests for the past several months.

The city’s mayor has pushed a proposal through the city council to train police to nab and deport illegal aliens who commit crimes.

Said Lopez: "We are going there to make a tough statement right in the bedrock of the anti-immigrant movement.”

Perhaps not surprisingly, May 1 is also known as "May Day," the International Worker's Day, which is infamously celebrated in Moscow's Red Square and by communists and socialists throughout the world.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; Mexico
KEYWORDS: aliens; borders; bordersecurity; bushamnesty; illegal; illegalaliens; invasionusa; nouvas; openborders
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To: Icelander

I mow my own yard, so no biggy. - OB1


21 posted on 03/30/2006 10:59:53 AM PST by OB1kNOb (America is the land of the free BECAUSE of the BRAVE !!)
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To: Icelander

I hope they lose their jobs to Americans or other LEGAL immigrants who want to work.


22 posted on 03/30/2006 10:59:58 AM PST by I'm ALL Right!
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To: kstewskis; HiJinx; HungarianGypsy; Americanwolf; Americanwolfsbrother; AZ_Cowboy; Borax Queen

Ping! I think I just made plans for 5/01/06.AWB


23 posted on 03/30/2006 11:00:02 AM PST by Americanwolfsbrother (Minutemen, Muster Up!)
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To: Yo-Yo

--Cinco de Mayo isn't much of a holiday except for American brewers--


24 posted on 03/30/2006 11:00:07 AM PST by rellimpank (Don't believe anything about firearms or explosives stated by the mass media---NRABenefactor)
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To: CygnusXI

bring it on...this will do more to rally the rest of us against them more than now...


25 posted on 03/30/2006 11:00:29 AM PST by nikos1121
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To: RightWhale

True, I can't imagine service will be any worse without these people on the job than it is when they are.


26 posted on 03/30/2006 11:00:41 AM PST by MikeA (Not voting in November because you're pouting is a vote for Democratic Congressional control)
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To: I'm ALL Right!

Lets plan a nationwide round-up. Someone important make THE CALL.


27 posted on 03/30/2006 11:00:43 AM PST by samadams2000 (Somebody important make The Call.....pitchforks and lanterns.!)
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To: Icelander

wow, this is great news; our cleaning people come on Thursday.


28 posted on 03/30/2006 11:01:00 AM PST by SF Republican
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To: Icelander
Hispanic groups in the U.S. are planning a major boycott of American life dubbed a ”day without Latinos” to protest proposed legislation that would criminalize illegal immigration.

Does this mean that for an entire day,they won't commit a single crime,they won't stage a single phony car accident,they won't seek free health care in a single Emergency Room,they won't have a single baby who then claims US citizenship....

29 posted on 03/30/2006 11:01:04 AM PST by Gay State Conservative
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To: Icelander

All of this is a good thing. For over 30 years, illegals have hidden in the shadows and most Americans didn't know they existed -- thanks in part to our own government, employers, the states, police, etc.

Now that Americans know they exist and are protesting, maybe something will be done.


30 posted on 03/30/2006 11:01:35 AM PST by dhs12345
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To: Icelander

Oh yeah, a STRIKE is just what they need to demonstrate how helpless us native born citizens are. That will so cow us that we will surrender without a fight, and just put down our guns and walk away.


31 posted on 03/30/2006 11:02:14 AM PST by jonascord ("Republic. I like the sound of the word...")
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To: LongElegantLegs

I'd be more worried about the day that middle aged white guys go on strike. (If I wasn't planning on taking the day off)


32 posted on 03/30/2006 11:02:16 AM PST by TC Rider (The United States Constitution 1791. All Rights Reserved.)
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To: All

33 posted on 03/30/2006 11:02:28 AM PST by areafiftyone (Politicians Are Like Diapers, Both Need To Be Changed Often And For The Same Reason!)
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To: Icelander

This would be a perfect opportunity to fire the illegals and hire either citizens or immigrants with proper credentials.


34 posted on 03/30/2006 11:02:46 AM PST by LIConFem (A fronte praecipitium, a tergo lupi.)
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To: Icelander

Can we have a nationwide MASS FIRING???


35 posted on 03/30/2006 11:03:04 AM PST by areafiftyone (Politicians Are Like Diapers, Both Need To Be Changed Often And For The Same Reason!)
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To: Icelander

Only question is if they can keep the intensity up for a month, or if it will all fade.


36 posted on 03/30/2006 11:03:06 AM PST by redgolum ("God is dead" -- Nietzsche. "Nietzsche is dead" -- God.)
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To: Ladysmith
Nope, not surprising at all
37 posted on 03/30/2006 11:03:16 AM PST by hedgetrimmer ("I'm a millionaire thanks to the WTO and "free trade" system--Hu Jintao top 10 worst dictators)
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To: Ladysmith


YES!

Comrades!

MAY 1st.


38 posted on 03/30/2006 11:03:22 AM PST by onyx (Elections are in November, 06 ---- 08 can wait!)
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To: Gay State Conservative
Unfortunately, that won't be part of the deal. I just wish they would just go back to Mexico and protest their government.

Oh! I forgot, their constitution doesn't allow protests.
39 posted on 03/30/2006 11:03:46 AM PST by BMC1 (Democrats are STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: areafiftyone
Can we have a nationwide MASS FIRING???

Only if we do the white house and Congress first.
40 posted on 03/30/2006 11:03:59 AM PST by hedgetrimmer ("I'm a millionaire thanks to the WTO and "free trade" system--Hu Jintao top 10 worst dictators)
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