This article smacks of truth. "The new illegals would be cheaper than the guest workers." "Serial amnesties." "Unable to enforce..."
Per other articles recently, many foreigners are amassing toward the US border in anticipation of the new legislation.
Unless and until 'enforcement' becomes the primary concern, any new laws will only add to the problem. Until Congress and a President gets serious about the issue, it will never have a solution. And the flood will continue.
The down side is that it threatens our national sovereignty. It is an invasion. And currently, we are losing.
press one for espanol, press two for we own your government and you are all fools for letting us stay here
mmigrants rising! A chronology and account of events and people so far...
By Clare - Heads up collective/catalyst project
Here is a snapshot of the past months immigrant justice movement building. Over 60 events (around 3 million people) here barely begin to represent the power of whats going on, although you can almost see it when looking at the past couple days of thousands of highschool students walking out in protest repeatedly!
Its unbelievable how little coverage there is (it took me hours to compile this). The fully grassroots nature of most of these actions (many fueled/organized by radio, tv, myspace and cellphones) is promising
For all of us who had the chance to be part of this past weeks explosive demonstrations, and for us non-immigrants who have the gift of being part of this incredible movement, this is the time. Allies need to step it up! More to follow .
3/7 D.C. 20,000
3/8 Atlanta 100 in city hall
3/10 Chicago 300,000
3/11 Tampa several hundred
3/14 Topeka KS several hundred
3/17 Santa Cruz 500
3/20 Trenton 1,200
3/22 Providence 200
3/23 Milwaukee 30,000
3/23 Racine WI
*Kansas City 2,000
*L.A. 2,700 students walked off at least 8 campuses, others rallied on campuses and at least one highschool, students climbed the gate after administrators declared a lockdown
*Atlanta estimated 80,000 workers boycotted, 200 rallied at capitol
*Gainesville GA boycott, hundreds of students honor boycott (over 40% of students)
*L.A. 1- 2 million
*Charlotte, NC 7,000
*Sacramento 4,000 +
*Watsonville and Salinas 2,500 (with the march from Tijuana)
*Houston 5-6,000 rally for DREAM act
*Cleveland rally organized by latino pastors coalition
*and tons of smaller cities I can't find turnout estimates for, including Boise, Knoxville, and Reno
NYC/Washington Heights: 500
San Francisco: 5,000? (hunger strike ends; march joins up with the March for Peace/Peregrinacion por la Paz from Tijuana)
Santa Ana:700 rally while 200+ riot cops invade their neighborhood
Detroit & Grand Rapids: over 50,000
D.C. 1,500 + 100 clergy
Denver: strategy meeting, 200, mostly latin@ & some union organizers ending with work groups
Louisville KY 3,000
L.A. 25-40, 000 (LA daily news) highschool walk out, blocking freeways, encircle city hall, from 52 high and middle schools
Orange county highschoolers take over the Riverside Freeway
Fresno: over 500
San diego: 1,000+
San Jose: several hundred
Santa ana: morning, high school students shut down treasuer/tax collection office
Phoenix: 400 walk out, march to capitol
Farmersville (central Valley CA) 200
Also thousands of walkouts in Aptos, Hollister, Salinas, San Luis Obispo, and Pasco, Washington.
3/28 Tuesday, ALL WALKOUTS
L.A. 6,000 walkout from 25 schools
Long beach: 400
San diego 3,000 walk out, rallies at chicano park, campuses
Houston TX 1,000
Dallas 3,300 walk out & rally at city hall
Springdale, Arkansas: 36 highschoolers
Phoenix hundreds walk out, march to capitol again
Farmersville walkouts day 2
Northern Virginia: 250 highschoolers, 8 middle schoolers
Wed 3/29/06 WALKOUTS
Las vegas: 500
l.a. schools on lockdown, hundreds of students still protesting
Next steps being discussed:
April 4th :Some students are calling for a national student sit-in
April 8th: The organizers in LA announced a national meeting for
April 8 in Dallas, Texas of all the Latino immigrant rights leaders in the country to strategize for a national work stoppage in late May under the banner "A Day Without An Immigrant." This would be following on the action in Philadelphia Feb 14th and building off last Fridays boycott in Georgia.
April 10th: National day of action
April 23rd: day of action in san francisco
May 1st: General Strike?
By clare at Mar 30 2006 - 5:59am