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PHOTO THREAD: Immigration demonstrations coast to coast (stark visuals show scope of the problem)
Yahoo News Photos ^ | 4/11/06

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 Government’s 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.



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To: Kimberly GG
I am concerned that their threatening numbers are going to cause our lawmakers to cower into granting them amnesty, otherwise, can you imagine the harm organized groups like that can do?

Unless sufficient numbers of American citizens act, and act soon, that is precisely what will happen.

51 posted on 04/11/2006 8:30:14 AM PDT by Wolfstar (As long as I have you, though there be rain and darkness too, I'll not complain, I'll see it through)
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To: Wolfstar
The Sign Behind Lee Says justice and dignity for all the immigrants.

These people are lawbreakers demanding justice ?
52 posted on 04/11/2006 8:30:16 AM PDT by oldbrowser (We must act today in order to preserve tomorrow......R.R)
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To: immigration lady
...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.

Bump for your post #38.

53 posted on 04/11/2006 8:31:12 AM PDT by Sic Luceat Lux
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To: oldbrowser

Why aren't they all at work during the week?


54 posted on 04/11/2006 8:31:24 AM PDT by SteveMcKing
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To: Wolfstar
I would be there holding my American flag high and burning the Mexican flag. This issue is getting me to the point of constant anxiety and anger.

My Italian grandparents migrated here from Sicily in the early part of the 20th century and took the legal route to becoming American citizens. These ingrates from south of the border want us to just pretend like they came here and waited in line by proposing amnesty. That would be the greatest failure of this century (amnesty), and it would be a decision that would turn the tide of politics in this country in a direction more than likely seen as unfavorable by a majority of the people on FR.

There was a rally here in Tampa outside the NY Yankees spring training stadium. To say I'm racist would be a gross misstatement, but not being able to order food at a restaurant because the waiter doesn't understand me or having to choose what language I want to use at an ATM is tantamount to usurpation of my and my country's sovereignty and right to say our official language is English. Get the fsck out of my country if you don't want to speak the language!

55 posted on 04/11/2006 8:33:27 AM PDT by rarestia ("One man with a gun can control 100 without one." - Lenin / Molwn Labe!)
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To: Ikemeister

"Time to clean house."

Can't you tell it's their day off?


56 posted on 04/11/2006 8:33:27 AM PDT by YCTHouston
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To: HostileTerritory

Speaking of the Statue of Liberty--maybe it is time for a tea party on Ellis Island. If amnesty is given to the illegals what does the Statue of Liberty stand for?


57 posted on 04/11/2006 8:34:55 AM PDT by Snoopers-868th
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To: dead
lol

I was hoping someone would start...

58 posted on 04/11/2006 8:35:10 AM PDT by SquirrelKing (Contrary to popular belief, America is not a democracy, it is a Chucktatorship.)
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To: tumblindice
that basically sums it up: Change the laws or enforce them.

I can't see how rational debate on this issue can start at any other point than exactly what you said. I have a personal opinion about which one I would like to see, and other intelligent people whom I respect have the opposite opinion, but as voters in a democracy we need to be presented with a choice A. Change the laws, or B. Enforce them.
59 posted on 04/11/2006 8:36:00 AM PDT by babble-on
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To: Wolfstar

Tax Day is coming. How many would be willing to go to jail to make a point? It is all I can figure for people who don't want to get in the streets. Afterall, our Congress is in the Amnesty mood!


60 posted on 04/11/2006 8:39:32 AM PDT by Snoopers-868th
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To: Wolfstar

I wonder how many of these protesters would volunteer to join our military if the were granted the right to be here? I suspect not one F$%^ one of them. They'll gladly take our money and send it home to Mexico, but not one of them would lift a finger to help us defend this country.


61 posted on 04/11/2006 8:40:02 AM PDT by strange1 ("Show the enemy harm so he shall not advance" Sun Tzu The Art of War)
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To: strange1

Military ought to be a mandatory part of citizenship in this comprehensive plan.


62 posted on 04/11/2006 8:40:50 AM PDT by Snoopers-868th
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To: Trout-Mouth

Well, when the Statue of Liberty was built, we had effectively no controls on immigration except for Asians and the very sick and unemployable. It's an effective use of the symbol, IMO.


63 posted on 04/11/2006 8:41:12 AM PDT by HostileTerritory
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To: Wolfstar

April 9th, 2006 - Mexican Consulate, Tucson, Arizona, USA


April 10th, 2006 - Armory Park, Tucson, Arizona, USA
(In front of 10,000 illegal aliens

Video of Mexican Flag burning:
04-09-06_KVOA4-5:30PM_MexFlagBurn.wmv
04-09-06_KGUN9-5:00PM_MexFlagBurn.wmv
04-09-06_KOLD13-5:30PM_MexFlagBurn.wmv
04-09-06_KVOA4-10:00PM_MexFlagBurn.wmv
04-09-06_KOLD13-10:00PM_MexFlagBurn.wmv

64 posted on 04/11/2006 8:42:14 AM PDT by Spiff ("They start yelling, 'Murderer!' 'Traitor!' They call me by name." - Gael Murphy, Code Pink leader)
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To: strange1

I was under the impression that a lot of immigrants join the military as a route to a free education, if nothing else. There have been bills filed in Congress to make attaining citizenship easier for non-citizens (but legal residents) who are enlisted and serving in Iraq and Afghanistan. I think it's more for people who come here as children than for adult immigrants, though.

It would be nice if everyone who joined the military did so out of patriotism but for most people it is, at best, only part of the equation. The military provides a great way out of poverty for people who are willing to work hard.


65 posted on 04/11/2006 8:43:16 AM PDT by HostileTerritory
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To: Wolfstar

I laugh at the signs that say immigrants aren't criminals. DUH. *Legal* immigrants aren't. It's the *ILLEGAL* ones who are the criminals.


66 posted on 04/11/2006 8:46:03 AM PDT by rintense
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To: Wolfstar
Portland, Maine:

Robert Gorman of Portland awaits medical treatment after being assaulted Monday while he and a companion counterprotested peacefully in Monument Square. Gorman's sign reads: "No rights for illegals, honk, no hate."

67 posted on 04/11/2006 8:46:27 AM PDT by Madame Dufarge
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To: Wolfstar
Thanks for the montage of photos Wolf.....it is sad that the 298 MILLION American's won't/can't do the same. We need to do something monetary....because that's the ONLY way our Congress reps will listen....maybe I'm dreaming, but since a lot of those 298 MILLION work, if EVERYONE went to their payroll dept/person and increased their W-2 allowances to the max of 10, there would be an impact in how much the government gets from us each month. (They'd get substantially less).
68 posted on 04/11/2006 8:47:32 AM PDT by goodnesswins ( "the left can only take power through deception." (and it seems Hillary & Company are the masters)
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To: Wolfstar
You missed this engaging fellow...

"Su casa es mi casa, whether you like it or not!"

69 posted on 04/11/2006 8:50:00 AM PDT by LikeLight
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To: babble-on

Common sense tells us that constant violation of a law results in erosion of, and lack of respect for, at least that law (US Code, Title 8) if not law in general.
I suppose someone subscribing to `act' utilitarianism would say make (yet another) exception to this latest group of "Call us Mexicans!" lawbreakers. If that is granted then general `rule' utilitarianism would dictate/require, IMAO, that the lawmakers--Dims and Pubs--be compelled to clean up this mess since they have failed miserably in their roles as law enforcement officers.


70 posted on 04/11/2006 8:50:10 AM PDT by tumblindice (No excuses, not Democrat, not Republican--I'm a conservative.)
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To: tumblindice

Ya know....I can't think of a better reason for law-abiding Americans to start an underground system of avoiding taxes, even more than is done already!!!


71 posted on 04/11/2006 8:51:27 AM PDT by goodnesswins ( "the left can only take power through deception." (and it seems Hillary & Company are the masters)
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To: Madame Dufarge

From the real AP caption:

Counter-protester Robert Gorman, of Portland, Maine, left, is escorted to an ambulance after being hit on the head prior to a demonstration in support of immmigrants' rights, in Portland, Monday, April 10, 2006. Gorman was one of a few people carrying signs arguing that illegals have no rights and should be deported. (AP Photo/Pat Wellenbach)

72 posted on 04/11/2006 8:53:13 AM PDT by LikeLight
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To: Wolfstar

"American citizens are not willing to get out in the street and counter-demonstrate in even greater numbers."

Unfortuantely, we have to work and support all these pieces of excrement. Demonstrating when I should be working? Sorry, I'm a white, Christian, heterosexual, American citizen. Unlike others, I have more responsiblities than rights.


73 posted on 04/11/2006 9:00:27 AM PDT by L98Fiero (I'm worth a million in prizes.)
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To: Wolfstar

bttt


74 posted on 04/11/2006 9:01:17 AM PDT by Guenevere
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To: Guenevere

Someone tell me to stop being pessimistic, please. I feel like we're rotting from the inside out.


75 posted on 04/11/2006 9:06:59 AM PDT by freepertoo
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To: Wolfstar

Gee... how could all these people take a day off from "the work Americans won't do"?


76 posted on 04/11/2006 9:11:46 AM PDT by pabianice
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To: Wolfstar
Marxist materials at the 50,000 Mexican march in San Diego Photo taken by a FReeper. I was there as a counter protester
77 posted on 04/11/2006 9:53:30 AM PDT by SoCalPol (American since 1621)
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To: Wolfstar


Counter Protest? Where and when? I'll be there.


78 posted on 04/11/2006 9:54:44 AM PDT by Tzimisce (How Would Mohammed Vote? Hillary for President! www.dndorks.com)
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To: Wolfstar

Big time problem.


79 posted on 04/11/2006 9:55:29 AM PDT by sauropod ("War is the Devil's way of teaching Americans geography" - Ambrose Bierce)
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To: Wolfstar
I'm sad to be realizing that our voices - the voices of the MAJORITY of (legal) AMERICANS don't count with any of them.

I'm feeling betrayed by my own government - I don't have any rights anymore.

The color of my skin, the language that I speak, the clothes that I wear, the values that I hold - they are American - and slowly, piece by piece, I am pressured to feel guilty and watch all that I've worked so hard as a single mother to achieve be taken away.

NO! We NEED to join the Minutemen and others to stand up for what we believe or what we've been willing to share for years will be GIVEN AWAY like it's NOTHING!!

Last time I checked, the USA is NOT "NOTHING"!!
80 posted on 04/11/2006 9:57:31 AM PDT by Smarti Pants (This American Patriot will never forget !!! Give me Liberty or Give Me Death!)
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To: Wolfstar
Take a ride through Miami they have taken over all forms of government and commerce. They vote as a block and now have congressmen in Washington to push their agendas.
81 posted on 04/11/2006 10:02:12 AM PDT by chas1776
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To: pabianice

They will get back to work on the 15th thru the 20th. And again on the 1st thru the 7th. Won't be any demonstrations on those days. Bet on it! Blame the system, not the immigrant.


82 posted on 04/11/2006 10:06:33 AM PDT by VOATNOW1
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To: LikeLight
The photo I posted was taken by a Portland Press Herald staffer and the caption is as printed.

Portland Press Herald

83 posted on 04/11/2006 10:36:17 AM PDT by Madame Dufarge
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To: Wolfstar

Personally speaking, I am able to demonstrate on the weekends only. Work dictates otherwise the rest of the week.


84 posted on 04/11/2006 11:11:56 AM PDT by SealSeven (Moving at the speed of dark.... Even "nothing" takes up space.)
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To: Madame Dufarge

I wasn't trying to imply your quoted caption was anything less than accurate - I was just clarifying that the caption I was posting for the AP shot I posted was the real caption that went with the pic (since I had posted another pic upthread with my own original spoof caption).


85 posted on 04/11/2006 11:25:53 AM PDT by LikeLight
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To: LikeLight
Sorry, I misunderstood.

That'll teach me to read before posting.

Of course, old habits are hard to break.....

86 posted on 04/11/2006 11:44:01 AM PDT by Madame Dufarge
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To: HostileTerritory

I served for 27 years in the NAVY. We had many Philipino nationals who were in. Not anymore.

My ire is raised to see these "protestors" waving their flag and now ours yet haven't the slightest idea who gave them that right. Their ability to protest, close our streets and thumb their nose at our laws is because of people like myself my son Lt. USMC and those serving now and in the past. If it weren't for the military they'd be rounded up and shot just like in IWAAACKIland.


87 posted on 04/11/2006 3:15:37 PM PDT by strange1 ("Show the enemy harm so he shall not advance" Sun Tzu The Art of War)
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To: jackieaxe
Taxes are used to build schools and pay teachers to educate their children. Taxes are used to pay for their medical bills. Taxes are used to pay for the infrastructure they demand.

Taxes are not supposed to pay for the enforcement of laws. So say both the Republicans and Democrats.

88 posted on 04/11/2006 3:15:48 PM PDT by Robertsll
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To: Wolfstar; 1_Inch_Group; 2sheep; 2Trievers; 3AngelaD; 3pools; 3rdcanyon; 4Freedom; 4ourprogeny; ...


More Pictures Ping!

89 posted on 04/11/2006 7:52:24 PM PDT by HiJinx (Secure Our Borders ~ Now.)
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To: Wolfstar

I don't blame it all on Repubs, it's just that I expect more of them.
susie


90 posted on 04/11/2006 7:59:36 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: Wolfstar

Escribo esto para un recuerdo.


91 posted on 04/11/2006 8:04:31 PM PDT by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin (Freedom is the freedom to discipline yourself so others don't have to do it for you.)
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To: Wolfstar

Is the purpose of holding both flags together to advocate merging the countries??
susie


92 posted on 04/11/2006 8:04:56 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: Wolfstar

Great pictures of "reconquista".

They mean to take over our country.


93 posted on 04/11/2006 8:06:42 PM PDT by Supernatural (When they come a wull staun ma groon, Staun ma groon al nae be afraid)
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To: Wolfstar

Your an Immigrant and so are WE?!
~Twisted!


94 posted on 04/11/2006 8:32:03 PM PDT by JustPiper (We will NOT be a COMPROMISE !!!)
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To: Wolfstar

Full rights for ALL "Legal" Immigrants!!!


95 posted on 04/11/2006 8:33:12 PM PDT by JustPiper (We will NOT be a COMPROMISE !!!)
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To: Wolfstar
Everyone of their signs says Amnesty!
96 posted on 04/11/2006 8:36:09 PM PDT by JustPiper (We will NOT be a COMPROMISE !!!)
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To: SoCalPol; OldFriend; Marine Inspector

I note all these publications are Socialist or Commie. Why in the world (see lower left corner) does the magazine scream "Stop Bush"? Why would they want to stop him? He's their best friend. And why does the next one gripe about segregated schools? They're there, aren't they?

There's money behind this. Who provided the cases of water (upper right) and all the identical American flagss? Hey wanna sign up for the International Socialist Organization? And the stupid Repuboicans think these people are all going to join Republican ranks? They're delusional.


97 posted on 04/11/2006 8:53:17 PM PDT by holyscroller (A wise man's heart directs him toward the right, but the foolish man's heart directs him to the left)
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To: demkicker
(snip) I would have thought by now that hundreds of thousands, if not millions, of Americans would be rising up angry, filling the streets and protesting the destruction of their country. But that is not the case. It is the people destroying the country who are showing their strength.

And while these protesters hurl mean-spirited verbal attacks at their hosts – calling them bigots and racists and intolerant – Americans sit back and watch.

Ole Joe must be thinking of the previous generation of Americans...

98 posted on 04/11/2006 8:59:05 PM PDT by Iscool
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To: demkicker

I just read it, and wrote Joe a kudo note for a great article.


99 posted on 04/11/2006 9:25:15 PM PDT by kstewskis (The Gospel of McPain: thugs, murderers, and terrorists doing the jobs Americans just won't do!)
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To: Spiff; Borax Queen; La Enchiladita

*poof* ping!


100 posted on 04/11/2006 9:27:11 PM PDT by kstewskis (The Gospel of McPain: thugs, murderers, and terrorists doing the jobs Americans just won't do!)
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