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Boycott set to support illegals
The Washington Times ^ | 4 April 2006 | Jerry Seper

Posted on 04/04/2006 1:44:12 PM PDT by Rockitz

Immigration rights organizers today will call for a nationwide boycott of work, school and shopping on May 1 to protest congressional efforts to clamp down on illegal aliens as part of pending immigration-reform legislation.

The "Great American Boycott of 2006" is only one in a series of large-scale events the protesters hope will sway lawmakers to put millions of illegal aliens on track toward permanent residency and U.S. citizenship.

"The massive March 25 march and rally in Los Angeles of well over one million immigrant workers and their supporters -- along with protests and student walkouts throughout the United States -- is irrefutable evidence that a new civil rights and workers' rights movement is on the rise," said Raul Murillo, one of the key organizers and president of the Hermandad Mexicana Nacional.

"In order to realize the goal of legalization for the millions of undocumented workers, we have the obligation to keep pressing the Congress of the United States to legislate immigration reform that grants full legalization for all immigrants."

Sarah Sloan, a spokeswoman for boycott organizers, said the boycott, additional marches and rallies in at least 30 cities nationwide beginning next week are designed to highlight opposition to House legislation that would crack down on illegal aliens.

The Act Now to Stop War & End Racism (ANSWER) coalition, which organized the Los Angeles march to win "full rights for undocumented workers," is confident its new "national action" will prove successful.

ANSWER's steering committee includes the Free Palestine Alliance, the Partnership for Civil Justice, the Nicaragua Network, the Korea Truth Commission, the Muslim Student Association, the Mexico Solidarity Network and the Party for Socialism and Liberation. It denounces as racism attempts to criminalize illegal aliens.

(Excerpt) Read more at washtimes.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; Government; Mexico; News/Current Events; US: Arizona; US: California; US: New Mexico; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: aliens; answer; antiwar; borderlist; boycott; codepink; illegalaliens; illegalimmigration; immigrantlist; immigration; internationalanswer; mexico; seper; ufpj; unitedforpeace; wcw; worldcantwait
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As suspected it appears as though the organizers of the massive pro-illegal immigrant demonstration a couple weekends ago here in LA were none other than the communist organization ANSWER. Imagine that! Now why would communists want our country overrun with illegal aliens? I wonder how the president feels about being on the same side of this issue as the communists of the ANSWER organization?
1 posted on 04/04/2006 1:44:13 PM PDT by Rockitz
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To: Rockitz

May 1st off:

Communists or Boycotters? How do you tell?


2 posted on 04/04/2006 1:46:10 PM PDT by Mikey_1962 (I grew up in a slum, when I got to college it had become a "ghetto".)
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To: Rockitz
They're going to show us why they should be allowed to work here by not working.

Aye carumba.

3 posted on 04/04/2006 1:46:52 PM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: Rockitz

I'm planning a boycot of illegal gardeners, painters, construction workers, etc.

I'm not hiring any.

Outrageous that criminals are "demonstrating" in the streets over their self declared and specious "rights".


4 posted on 04/04/2006 1:47:14 PM PDT by garyhope (Simplicity is best in everything)
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To: HiJinx; NormsRevenge; doug from upland; martin_fierro

Ping!


5 posted on 04/04/2006 1:48:12 PM PDT by Rockitz (This isn't rocket science- Follow the money and you'll find the truth.)
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To: Rockitz

Yeah and on May day...Commies LOVE MAYDAY!


6 posted on 04/04/2006 1:48:33 PM PDT by Edgerunner (Proud to be an infidel)
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To: Rockitz

Boycott all Bars for Cinco De Mayo!


7 posted on 04/04/2006 1:49:22 PM PDT by cmsgop ( I love Scotch. Scotchy, scotch, scotch)
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To: Rockitz

I predict success along the lines of the 'Not One Red Cent' fizzlefest put on by the libs, i.e., no success at all.


8 posted on 04/04/2006 1:50:06 PM PDT by relictele
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To: relictele

I mean "Not One Damn Dime" - you know those libs love to swear.


9 posted on 04/04/2006 1:50:29 PM PDT by relictele
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To: garyhope

"I'm planning a boycot of illegal gardeners, painters, construction workers, etc."

Question: What percentage of the people planning, organizing or planning to take part in this do you think are actually illegals?


10 posted on 04/04/2006 1:50:37 PM PDT by L98Fiero (I'm worth a million in prizes.)
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To: garyhope

Now that would be a great boycott...to NOT hire them,
and to make sure any company you use, that they do
not use them for labor.

I would go so far as to have it written into the contract. Anyone hiring a contractor has the right
to ask status of employees they have working for them if
you are going to hire the contractor.

Don't let anyone tell you that you don't have a right to know.

If more people boycotted illegal workers and the companies that hire them, there would be a change.


11 posted on 04/04/2006 1:51:06 PM PDT by atruelady
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To: Edgerunner

We love May Day too. We usually make a little basket of flowers and muffins, then....oh! Guess we all observe May Day differently. :-P


12 posted on 04/04/2006 1:51:54 PM PDT by HungarianGypsy (I'm writing a post to a message board. I don't care if it's not grammatically perfect.)
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To: garyhope

Outrageous that criminals are "demonstrating" in the streets over their self declared and specious "rights".
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Extreme liberalism run totally out of control -- even to the point where our Constitution means nothing, our laws mean nothing, and our borders mean nothing.

The problem is not just the illegals, IT IS WASHINGTON!!!


13 posted on 04/04/2006 1:52:26 PM PDT by EagleUSA
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To: Rockitz

I'd shop extra on May 1 just to offset this, but I have a med test scheduled that usually leaves me a little too groggy to be shopping. (Just a follow up, nothing serious)


14 posted on 04/04/2006 1:52:43 PM PDT by knittnmom (...surrounded by reality)
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To: Rockitz

I wish they would boycott the United States. You gotta wonder about these politicians who think the American public is besmitten with illegal aliens. Even more confusing is politicians who will go along with them to avoid being called racists. Short term political gain for long term American pain.


15 posted on 04/04/2006 1:53:55 PM PDT by Hacksaw (Deport illegals the same way they came here - one at a time.)
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To: Mikey_1962
"full rights for undocumented workers,"

Rights? Wow I thought that ONLY AMERICAN CITIZENS had "rights" the RIGHT TO KICK YOU and all your socialist lib friends out of MY Country!!

How dare they dictate to the Super Power, the United states of America, and make demands, we American taxpaying, voters don't even get to do that, we don't have the right to tell our government what they must do

It's beyond and more than time to show that Super Power to these socialists and tell them they will all be arrested and deported immediately as they all broke the law.

We have no idea how many have invaded, what their TRUE INTENTIONS for this country are, (don't say that they are here to work unless you can prove it and who illegally hired them!).

16 posted on 04/04/2006 1:54:48 PM PDT by stopem (Deport the illegals now or else lose your cushy job in Washington!)
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To: Rockitz

What happened to CINCO DE MAYO?


17 posted on 04/04/2006 1:54:55 PM PDT by spintreebob
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To: EagleUSA

Agreed.


18 posted on 04/04/2006 1:55:10 PM PDT by garyhope (Simplicity is best in everything)
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Shouldn't that actually be "The Great Mexican Boycott"?

My dream is that they all strike / boycott, And Real America discovers how insignificant they really are.


19 posted on 04/04/2006 1:55:12 PM PDT by LegendHasIt
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To: cmsgop

tell your sandwich artist to "Hold the cinco de mayo "


20 posted on 04/04/2006 1:55:17 PM PDT by Rakkasan1 (Muslims pray to Allah, Allah prays to Chuck Norris.(one nation, under sharia))
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To: Rockitz

Could they protest from their nations of origin?


21 posted on 04/04/2006 1:56:18 PM PDT by samcgwire (samcgwire was or was not here today, depending on why you want to know.)
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To: Rockitz
Right-O!

The Costa Mesa march on April 1 was courtesy of ...

"The demonstration, called by the Citizens for Constitutional Rights, brought together numerous groups, including the International Socialist Organization, SEIU Local 1877, Mexica Movement, Green Party, Hermandad Mexicana, ANSWER LA, Korean Resource Center, South Asian Network, LULAC, and International Workers of the World."

Source: http://la.indymedia.org/news/2006/04/152695.php?theme=default

22 posted on 04/04/2006 1:57:22 PM PDT by LNewman
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To: stopem

All the illegals have the "right" to get the heck out of my country. Bunch of leeches.


23 posted on 04/04/2006 1:57:44 PM PDT by meyer (Dems are stuck on stupid. Al Gore invented stupid.)
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To: Rockitz
Boycott? That's a great idea!!

The state should boycott payments on all anchor babies.
The schools should boycott admissions for all without a valid birth certificate.
Hospitals should boycott admissions for all people without proof of legal residency.
The Federal Trade Commission should enforce a boycott on all wire transfers of money by illegals out of the country for a day.

Boycott! What a marvelous idea!

24 posted on 04/04/2006 1:58:19 PM PDT by Nachum
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To: Rockitz

Sounds like a great day to go shopping.


25 posted on 04/04/2006 1:59:29 PM PDT by ImpBill ("America ... Where are you now?")
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But I'll bet you all that they don't boycott the 'free' social services they use .... (OR the 'all you can eat' buffets.)


26 posted on 04/04/2006 2:00:23 PM PDT by LegendHasIt
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To: Rockitz
Let them strike and boycott...It will just prove to us and them that US doesn't need any more illegals.


27 posted on 04/04/2006 2:03:26 PM PDT by darkwing104 (Let's get dangerous)
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To: atruelady

RE: "If more people boycotted illegal workers and the companies that hire them, there would be a change."

So please make a list of the Fortune 5000 and which ones do or don't.
Altria-Kraft-Miller-etc does
Budweiser does
Coors does (despite both sides of the fence posturing by one of the family members.)
Safeway-Kroger-Albertson and their subsidiaries like Jewel and Dominicks do.
Walgreens, CVS, Riteway do
Walmart-Kmart/Sears, Penneys, Target, Kohls do
BankofAmerica, Chase, 5thThird, LaSalle, .... TCF, Wachovia do
Dole-DeanFoods-DelMonte do
McDonalds-BurgerKing-KFC-TacoBell-PizzaHut, Dominos, LittleCeasar,PapaJohns,Subway do

Can you name one big firm that doesn't enable illegals? I'm sure some must exist but I can't recall any at this time.


28 posted on 04/04/2006 2:03:33 PM PDT by spintreebob
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To: Rockitz
International A.N.S.W.E.R (Act Now to Stop War and End Racism) is in reality a front organization designed to further the radical agenda of several extremist movements from the political Left. Despite the media’s assertions to the contrary, present incarnation of the peace movement, led by ANSWER, is anything but representative of mainstream America.

ANSWER’s steering committee reads like a "Who’s Who" of radical political organizations. The most influential member of ANSWER’s steering committee, Ramsey Clark’s pet project known as the International Action Center (IAC), is considered by many observers to be little more than a communist front organization for an obscure Stalinist organization known as the World Workers Party (WWP).

http://www.frontpagemag.com/Articles/ReadArticle.asp?ID=6613

29 posted on 04/04/2006 2:05:42 PM PDT by redgirlinabluestate
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To: stopem

Sounds like ANSWER should be held accountable. Overthrow of the gub'nment and all.


30 posted on 04/04/2006 2:06:13 PM PDT by freema (Proud Marine FRiend, Mom, Aunt, Sister, Friend, Wife, Daughter, Niece)
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To: Rockitz

I can't see this happening in Texas. California yes, Texas, no.


31 posted on 04/04/2006 2:07:11 PM PDT by BlueAngel
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To: dead

And when everything moves along as smoothly and pleasantly as any other day, they will prove to everyone that the country is not dependent upon them, that we can send them packing and close up the border and we'll get along just fine.

If anyone ever doubted that the Marxist V. Fox is behind the invasion of illegal workers in order to prop up his Socialist economy and weaken America's free markets, this boycott and its supporters should be all they need.


32 posted on 04/04/2006 2:09:31 PM PDT by Ghost of Philip Marlowe (Liberals are blind. They are the dupes of Leftists who know exactly what they're doing.)
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To: Rockitz
I'm saving for May 1st. I plan on spending about $1000 on things I need, including a new suit and my 60,000 mile tune up. I'll probably eat lunch and dinner out as well.
33 posted on 04/04/2006 2:09:46 PM PDT by oldleft
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To: Rockitz
Lately I've heard so much whining as to how we can't possibly round up and deport "all those" illegal aliens.

So how about we set up immigration checkpoints within/around the protest marches?

And how about a "Jose called in sick on protest day" hotline? How many could we catch that way?

The truth, of course, is that we could indeed locate and deport the majority of illegals, if we only would try. We don't have the political will to try, and that's the real problem.
34 posted on 04/04/2006 2:11:26 PM PDT by Nervous Tick
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To: garyhope

Come to think of it, if this trend continues maybe we will have drug dealers boycotting for their rights by not selling drugs, robbers by not robbing, burglers by not burgling, and on and on. I think I like this idea!
susie


35 posted on 04/04/2006 2:14:18 PM PDT by brytlea (amnesty--an act of clemency by an authority by which pardon is granted esp. to a group of individual)
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To: Nervous Tick

Try using Bank of America cash machines lately.?.They ask you TWICE before you begin the transaction if you want to do the transaction using English....not joking...Accounts closed.


36 posted on 04/04/2006 2:16:57 PM PDT by samadams2000 (Somebody important make The Call.....pitchforks and lanterns.!)
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To: Nervous Tick

Try using Bank of America cash machines lately.?.They ask you TWICE before you begin the transaction if you want to do the transaction using English....not joking...Accounts closed.


37 posted on 04/04/2006 2:16:59 PM PDT by samadams2000 (Somebody important make The Call.....pitchforks and lanterns.!)
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To: Rockitz

Well, maybe they should boycott free medical care, food stamps, housing assistance, etc. After all, fair is fair!


38 posted on 04/04/2006 2:17:38 PM PDT by onevoter
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To: Mikey_1962

May 1 -- good time to get out my American flag and hang it from the front stoop.


39 posted on 04/04/2006 2:18:58 PM PDT by dhs12345
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To: dead

LOL!! Typical socialist liberal BS!

They learned well from the liberals in this country, they love the libs.

To bad so sad, now get the heck out of my country.


40 posted on 04/04/2006 2:19:30 PM PDT by stopem (Deport the illegals now or else lose your cushy job in Washington!)
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I am joining the boycott. No tequila on May 1st. I'll stick to my Icehouse!


41 posted on 04/04/2006 2:24:31 PM PDT by neal1960 (This space for rent.)
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To: samadams2000

I wrote President Bush a letter last week to ask him to close the borders and when I went to the White House web site to get the zip code you had the choice to view the site in Espanol http://www.whitehouse.gov/espanol/index.es.html

So I wrote the letter in Spanish.


42 posted on 04/04/2006 2:25:00 PM PDT by BubbaBobTX (I wasn't born in Texas but I got here as fast as I could.)
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To: LegendHasIt
Correct, the only thing that will suffer in this boycott is shoplifting and graffiti and western union wire transfers to mexico
43 posted on 04/04/2006 2:26:19 PM PDT by Roverman2K
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To: 80 Square Miles

"I'd shop extra on May 1..."

I'll make up for what you don't spend. We're putting off all large ticket item purchases until May 1. I've been trying to get people fired up on this idea for the last few days to little avail.

SPEND, SPEND, SPEND ON MAY FIRST!!!! American made products only. Good luck on your test, now get back to the books.


44 posted on 04/04/2006 2:27:13 PM PDT by panaxanax
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To: dhs12345

"May 1 -- good time to get out my American flag and hang it from the front stoop."

Also a good day to buy a new flag. Our 9/11 ones are starting to fade.


45 posted on 04/04/2006 2:29:44 PM PDT by panaxanax
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To: LegendHasIt

Will they be boycotting the welfare offices and ER's too?


46 posted on 04/04/2006 2:30:17 PM PDT by Vigilanteman (crime would drop like a sprung trapdoor if we brought back good old-fashioned hangings)
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To: BubbaBobTX
I wrote President Bush a letter last week to ask him to close the borders
and when I went to the White House web site to get the zip code you had
the choice to view the site in Espanol


Makes no difference.
All the letters go to our Real President, Vicente Fox.

The way things are going, I'm starting to think the radical Democrats
had a point in complaining that Dubya wasn't elected President.
Now we're getting a idea who really was elected.
47 posted on 04/04/2006 2:32:07 PM PDT by VOA
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To: spintreebob

I'm involved in hiring sometimes, and I know that the requirement is for a job applicant to provide various proofs that they are legally eligible to work in the U.S. As far as I know, my company stays in compliance with that law.

But your list provides an interesting angle on this issue. Assuming your list is correct, then there are plenty of major, big-time companies (not just the small-time farmer who is trying to get his mushroom crop in), who are in blatant violation of the law. If you can find this out, then the government can find this out. If the government can find this out, and these companies continue to hire illegals, then it means that the goverment is failing to or is refusing to enforce its own laws.

Given the trio of millions of illegals on the ground, big-time companies that are hiring them, and a goverment that won't enforce its laws, what real hope is there that this problem is ever going to be solved?


48 posted on 04/04/2006 2:32:16 PM PDT by Southside_Chicago_Republican (A tiny figure, tattered and torn, moving across the barren landscape.....)
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To: Rockitz

I'll be sure to do my shopping then; I can imagine it will be nice to shop without a screaming, unruly pack of illegal aliens in stores.


49 posted on 04/04/2006 2:33:29 PM PDT by Centurion2000 (Every man must be tempted, sometimes,to hoist the black flag, and begin slitting throats.)
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To: Rockitz
There should be a planned work stop boycott of and by all of America's patriotic and true citizens if the DC slime pass an amnesty and do nothing about stopping the flow of illegals into this country.
50 posted on 04/04/2006 2:33:34 PM PDT by drypowder
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