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'No Amnesty' Is Cry at D.C. Immigration Protest
Washington Post; Page B01 ^ | Monday, April 23, 2007 | Pamela Constable

Posted on 04/23/2007 9:27:17 AM PDT by BufordP


Hugh Hollar of Herndon, left, and Wes Young of Bordentown, N.J., listen to speeches at the rally, which urged a crackdown on illegal immigrants. (Photos By Melina Mara -- The Washington Post)
The small but fervent crowd of protesters recited the Pledge of Allegiance and hummed along to "God Bless America." They hoisted neatly lettered placards that portrayed the United States as under siege. They cheered lustily as a parade of speakers, jabbing fingers toward the White House, demanded action to secure U.S. borders, enforce its laws and make English its official language.

Many in the group of about 400 people had flown in from California and Arizona to join the rally in Lafayette Square yesterday against illegal immigration and to energize themselves for a week of lobbying on Capitol Hill as Congress begins to grapple once more with the volatile theme of immigration reform.

"We are certainly a nation of immigrants, but much more important, we are a nation of laws," T.J. Bonner, a U.S. Border Patrol agent, told the assembly. "What is happening on the border is anarchy. Millions are crossing over, reaping our benefits, taking our jobs, and the government is not doing a damn thing about it."


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TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events; US: District of Columbia
KEYWORDS: aliens; amnesty; bordersecurity; illegalimmigration; illegals; immigration
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The photo above is me. No one interviewed me, asked for my name or where I was from. My name is NOT Hugh Holler and I'm not from Herndon.

BTW, the photographer also "inexplicably" clipped off the left side and bottom of my poster. It reads, "THEY ARE NOT ILLEGALS. THEY'RE UNDOCUMENTED VOTERS!"


Hold Their Feet to the Fire rally, Washington DC, April 22-25.

1 posted on 04/23/2007 9:27:25 AM PDT by BufordP
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To: 1 Olgoat; 103198; 10Ring; 11Bush; 1stbn27; 2ndClassCitizen; 2SterlingConservatives; 2yearlurker; ...

DC Chapter ping


2 posted on 04/23/2007 9:32:00 AM PDT by BufordP (Had Mexicans flown planes into the World Trade Center, Jorge Bush would have surrendered.)
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To: BufordP

This is timely as the congress is currently trying to slip the “Dream Act” amnesty bill while nobody is watching.

The MSM is going stealth on coverage about the Dream Act which is a PURE amnesty bill now pending.


3 posted on 04/23/2007 9:33:55 AM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: BufordP

Now there’s another reason for me to travel down to DC.


4 posted on 04/23/2007 9:34:52 AM PDT by wastedyears (To a liberal, "feeling safe" is far more important than "being safe" Credit to TruthShallSetYouFree)
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To: BufordP
T.J. Bonner, a U.S. Border Patrol agent
 
Unfortunately, T.J. likely cost himself a job.  At bare minimum he'll be manning the Ops desk on the 2300-0700 shift.

Owl_Eagle

If what I just wrote made you sad or angry,
it was probably just a joke.

5 posted on 04/23/2007 9:36:15 AM PDT by South Hawthorne (In Memory of my Dear Friend Henry Lee II)
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To: longtermmemmory

What’s that?


6 posted on 04/23/2007 9:37:47 AM PDT by wastedyears (To a liberal, "feeling safe" is far more important than "being safe" Credit to TruthShallSetYouFree)
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To: BufordP
My kid flew from Ventura CA to be a part of this.

Yes, I am a proud papa.


Crusader Bumper Sticker

7 posted on 04/23/2007 9:42:15 AM PDT by Mad Dawg (Jesus loves me, this I know, for his Mother tells me so. (and the Church and the Bible too))
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To: BufordP

I trust you’re planning to share that information with the Washington Post.


8 posted on 04/23/2007 9:42:41 AM PDT by nina0113
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To: BufordP

Did you call them on it??
But, you know the MSM self serving!!
Your a fourfer!!
[Mrs T]


9 posted on 04/23/2007 9:44:55 AM PDT by trooprally (Never Give Up - Never Give In - Remember Our Troops)
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To: BufordP

The WaPo said that there were only 400 of you there..

How many were there really?

Friends from TN are in DC for this rally...


10 posted on 04/23/2007 9:48:09 AM PDT by Tennessee Nana
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To: Owl_Eagle
He's now the President of National Border Patrol Council. That's the union that represents the Border Patrol nonsupervisory agents.
11 posted on 04/23/2007 9:50:02 AM PDT by BufordP (Had Mexicans flown planes into the World Trade Center, Jorge Bush would have surrendered.)
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To: wastedyears
What's that?

See this thread:

For young undocumented immigrants, 'Dream Act' offers avenue to success (AMNESTY SNEAK! alert)

12 posted on 04/23/2007 9:50:08 AM PDT by DumpsterDiver
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To: BufordP
PONG from your compatriot from the SC Chapter!!!

BUMP,BUMP,BUMP!!!

free dixie,sw

13 posted on 04/23/2007 9:53:41 AM PDT by stand watie ("Resistance to tyrants is OBEDIENCE to God." - T. Jefferson, 1804)
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To: BufordP
PONG from your compatriot from the SC Chapter!!!

BUMP,BUMP,BUMP!!!

free dixie,sw

14 posted on 04/23/2007 9:53:45 AM PDT by stand watie ("Resistance to tyrants is OBEDIENCE to God." - T. Jefferson, 1804)
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To: BufordP
PONG from your compatriot from the SC Chapter!!!

BUMP,BUMP,BUMP!!!

free dixie,sw

15 posted on 04/23/2007 9:53:45 AM PDT by stand watie ("Resistance to tyrants is OBEDIENCE to God." - T. Jefferson, 1804)
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To: BufordP
BTW, the photographer also "inexplicably" clipped off the left side and bottom of my poster.

If you have a photo that DOES show the full scene, it would be interesting to circulate them as a side-by-side to show that Melina Mara or WP did not show the full scene.
16 posted on 04/23/2007 9:53:55 AM PDT by TomGuy
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To: nina0113; trooprally

Why bother correcting them. I wouldn’t give them my name anyway. I only mention it because it shows their inattention to accuracy.


17 posted on 04/23/2007 9:53:56 AM PDT by BufordP (Had Mexicans flown planes into the World Trade Center, Jorge Bush would have surrendered.)
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To: Tennessee Nana

I’m not very good at estimating crowd size. 400-600 I suppose.


18 posted on 04/23/2007 9:55:27 AM PDT by BufordP (Had Mexicans flown planes into the World Trade Center, Jorge Bush would have surrendered.)
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To: TomGuy

These were from yesterday. Please share.
http://s164.photobucket.com/albums/u25/tsawwassen/?start=all


19 posted on 04/23/2007 9:56:46 AM PDT by BGHater (“Every little bit of good I may do, let me do it now for I may not come this way again.”)
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To: BufordP
My point excatly!! They are in for they story not the truth!!

[Mrs T]

20 posted on 04/23/2007 10:02:25 AM PDT by trooprally (Never Give Up - Never Give In - Remember Our Troops)
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