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.
Unless sufficient numbers of American citizens act, and act soon, that is precisely what will happen.
Bump for your post #38.
Why aren't they all at work during the week?
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!
"Time to clean house."
Can't you tell it's their day off?
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?
I was hoping someone would start...
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!
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.
Military ought to be a mandatory part of citizenship in this comprehensive plan.
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.
April 10th, 2006 - Armory Park, Tucson, Arizona, USA
(In front of 10,000 illegal aliens
Video of Mexican Flag burning:
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.
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.
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."
"Su casa es mi casa, whether you like it or not!"
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.
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!!!
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)
"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.
Someone tell me to stop being pessimistic, please. I feel like we're rotting from the inside out.
Gee... how could all these people take a day off from "the work Americans won't do"?
Counter Protest? Where and when? I'll be there.
Big time problem.
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.
Personally speaking, I am able to demonstrate on the weekends only. Work dictates otherwise the rest of the week.
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).
That'll teach me to read before posting.
Of course, old habits are hard to break.....
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.
Taxes are not supposed to pay for the enforcement of laws. So say both the Republicans and Democrats.
I don't blame it all on Repubs, it's just that I expect more of them.
Escribo esto para un recuerdo.
Is the purpose of holding both flags together to advocate merging the countries??
Great pictures of "reconquista".
They mean to take over our country.
Your an Immigrant and so are WE?!
Full rights for ALL "Legal" Immigrants!!!
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.
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...
I just read it, and wrote Joe a kudo note for a great article.
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