Skip to comments.PHOTO THREAD: Immigration demonstrations coast to coast (stark visuals show scope of the problem)
Posted on 04/11/2006 8:10:40 AM PDT by Wolfstar
Ladies and gentlemen, the scope of the out-of-countrol illegal immigration problem is more massive than even those who've been warning about it for years may have realized. The photos on this thread are only a sampling of the hundreds available from yesterday's coast-to-coast demonstrations. They are intended to show -- in stark visual terms -- the scope of what we are up against. I think they also show that, in some respects, we have already lost the arguments so many have been making. We lost with immigration "reform" in the 1960's.
More significantly, we lost in 1986 when President Ronald Reagan signed the first amnesty for illegal aliens in U.S. history.
Link to the full text of The Immigration Reform and Control Act (Simpson-Mazzoli Act, IRCA, Pub. L. 99-603, Nov. 6, 1986, 100 Stat. 3359)
Summary of the IRCA of 1986:
a. Authorized legalization amnesty -- for aliens who had resided in the United States in an unlawful status since January 1, 1982. Covered aliens entering illegally or as temporary visitors with authorized stay expiring before that date, or with the Governments knowledge of their unlawful status before that date, and not excludable.
b. Created sanctions prohibiting employers from knowingly hiring, recruiting, or referring for a fee aliens not authorized to work in the United States. (This provision has not been enforced.)
c. Increased enforcement at U.S. borders.
d. Created a new classification of seasonal agricultural worker and provisions for the legalization of certain such workers.
e. Extended the registry date -- the date from which an alien had resided illegally and continuously in the United States and thus qualified for adjustment to permanent resident status -- from June 30, 1948 to January 1, 1972.
f. Authorized adjustment to permanent resident status for Cubans and Haitians who entered the United States without inspection and had continuously resided in country since January 1, 1982.
g. Increased the numerical limitation for immigrants admitted under the preference system for dependent areas from 600 to 5,000 beginning in fiscal year 1988.
h. Created a new special immigrant category for certain retired employees of international organizations and their families, and a new non-immigrant status for parents and children of such immigrants.
i. Created a non-immigrant Visa Waiver Pilot program allowing certain aliens to visit the United States without applying for a non-immigrant visa.
j. Allocated 5,000 non-preference visas in each of fiscal years 1987 and 1988 for aliens born in countries from which immigration was adversely affected by the immigration reform 1965 act.
This is a direct result of the executive branch doing NOTHING (Clinton & Bush) with respect to employer sanctions, and Congress (Look in the mirror McCain) staying silent until this issue has bubbled over to this. How do you deport 20 million Illegal Aliens? One at a time. After all what are taxes for? WIC vouchers for Criminal Aliens?
I agree! Unfortunately, it needs to be done on a weekend as the majority of Americans work and need the money to support our families. Let me know when you are going to organize something! :-)
Juan Carlos, originally of Mexico, holds up the flag of Mexico and the flag of the United States during an immigration rally, before taking part in a march, in San Jose, Calif., Monday, April 10, 2006.
Cecilia Moreno, left, of Cosa Rica, and Guadalupe Canchola, right, of Mexico, cheer during an immigration rally in San Francisco, Monday April 10, 2006.
Jose Quintero, a 20-year resident of San Francisco who is from Mexico, holds up a U.S. flag during an immigration rally in San Francisco, Monday April 10, 2006.
Salvador Cruz holds his sign at an immigration reform rally in Homestead, Fla. Monday, April 10, 2006.
Cardinal Sean O'Malley, archbishop of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Boston, addresses the audience during an immigration rally in Boston, Monday, April 10, 2006.
Jazmine Aguirre, 15, left, Stephanie Gonzalez, 16, center, and Tania Estrada, 16, join a rally against immigration reform in Reno, Nev., Monday, April 10, 2006.
The organizers learned a bitter lesson from the first demonstration. The backlash made them counter-productive as Americans saw Mexican flags and saw people who didn't like the United States. The last few days' demonstration represent the miggest coup of propaganda as the organizers got hundreds of thousands of people to not do and show what's in their hearts and instead wave an American flag that they don't believe in. The reason I can say this is that the first set of demonstrations were more instantaneous and people were much more likely then to show what they were thinking. The overwhelming thought that came out was: we own this part of this country because it used to be part of Mexico.
the flag waving is all a lie. don't you get it? they caught on. Pretend to be american but they're not! They are liars and their allegiance is still to Mexico.
People say it is too expensive to round them up and ship them home. HA! bring in our military, surround them at these outings and you will catch over a million of them at one time. Boot them out. Drop them into Mexico and put guns on our border. Cap a few and see how many more come back.
Or, we can invade Mexico and make it part of the US. We'll have mucho oil and natural resources.
The point I got out of the demonstrators was...American citizens are not willing to get out in the street and counter-demonstrate in even greater numbers.