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.
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.