Skip to comments.Pro-immigration rally held in Los Angeles [Help Me With Villaraigosa's Quote!]
Posted on 05/18/2007 11:22:47 AM PDT by Yaelle
LOS ANGELES, May 17 (Xinhua) -- About 2,000 people returned to a downtown Los Angeles park Thursday evening to continue a May Dayrally that was interrupted by police, just hours after federal lawmakers announced a new compromised immigration bill in Washington.
Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa led a 10-block procession to MacArthur Park, where demonstration organizers held a candlelight vigil during the festive gathering.
"One Los Angeles marched together in peace to stand up for the idea that in a great and generous America, we have every right to march peaceably, to speak out against the government, to ask to be a part of the American dream," the mayor said while standing alongside police chief William Bratton.
Demonstrators, journalists and police officers were injured at the end of a march supporting the rights of illegal immigrants in the same park on May 1, when police tried to disperse some people who moved off the sidewalk into the street, police said.
After bottles were thrown at police patrolling the park, officers clad in riot gear responded by wielding batons and firing 146 rounds of foam-rubber bullets to disperse the crowd.
The conflict later became a public relation headache for LAPD as demonstrators and journalists injured during the incident filed complaints, prompting investigations by the Los Angeles Police Commission and the FBI.
Thursday's demonstration, mostly participated by Latinos, was held the same day that an agreement on a bipartisan Senate bill between key senators and the White House was announced.
The bill would allow illegal immigrants to live legally in the United States, after paying a 5,000-dollar fine, and to receive temporary-resident permits while they apply for a "Z" visa.
Heads of illegal-immigrant households would have eight to 13 years to return to their home countries and apply for permanent legal residence for family members.
The proposal also shifted the emphasis from family unification to a merit-based system that would award points to illegal immigrants based on education level, work experience, English proficiency and family ties.
Pro-immigration groups said the bill does not go far enough, while those against illegal immigration said it goes too far.
Criticism against the bill from both sides suggested that Capitol Hill's latest push on the lingering immigration reform issue, although representing a potential breakthrough, could again end in a stalemate.
Why can't I figure out what rights illegal aliens have to march, peaceably or otherwise, in our country and speak out against our government? Was it my public school upbringing?? Where did I miss those inalienable rights?
Welcome to Mexifornia. Coming soon to a town and city near you.
In Mexico if a foreigner publicly demonstrates he WILL go to jail.
I think what the Mayor meant to say was “It was more fun meeting Rush Limbaugh than having dinner with Bill Clinton”.
Oh, baby, I am here. L.A. County. Spanish spoken at every checkout counter, switching to broken English when us Gringos step up with what few dollars we have left. I don't take my kids to the ER when something happens, if I can help it, unlike my friends in say, Michigan. I wait until our doctor has office hours. I don't send my kids to public school, either, though I tried.
This mayor has higher offices on his mind and still has the cojones to tell illegals they are absolutely RIGHT to demonstrate against our government here in our country. Does he know something we don't? Have we already lost?
The illegal aliens have every right to congregate, march and speak ill of our country...the police and the INS have every right...make that the OBLIGATION to show them the errors of their ways, be it by imprisonment or deportation (or both.)
I don't have a problem with that. The right to assemble and protest is cherished, but it belongs for citizens only. Or does the word citizen even mean anything any more? If strangers who sneak in have equal rights?
I’d be more than happy if we adopted Mexico’s immigration policy. We are SUCH suckers.
We have chosen a whole set of felony laws to completely disregard. Why not choose to disregard other illegal entries, and allow everyone to break into buildings and homes and help themselves? WHAT exactly would be the difference between allowing everyone full access to everything behind a locked door, and our immigration policy?
First of all, Mr. V, it’s not their, illegals, government, it’s OUR government, you included. Nobody is denying RIGHTS to anyone who is legally here or otherwise.
Second, this is just political grandstanding for the home crowd. Nothing you said means anything at all. Just words, strung together, to make everyone feel good or bad as the case may be............
Our citizenship is being (has been) sold to the lowest bidder.
Which we are because we are not Mexico.
I fully agree. When will our Federal government grow a pair?
Read the Constitution and Bill of Rights and note where it says "citizen" and where it says "person."
Pay special attention the the 14th Amendment and the Equal Protection Clause.
Read Plyler v. Doe where the Supreme Court found that Illegal Aliens fall under the Equal Protection Clause and are thus protected as persons in the Constitution.
The Bottom line is that Illegal Aliens have the same Constitution Rights as Citizens.
Again this is not what I advocate but rather what is fact.
coming to you soon Los Angeles
short answer is 'never'.....
long answer is 'the public may answer with a pair....'
No, Senor, you've got the wrong information. Americans are NO LONGER GENEROUS! We don't want them here. In fact, we don't even want you here, so do us all a favor and take your illiterate, your violent criminals, your welfare babies/anchor babies, your disease ridden comrades and go back to Mexico where you belong! THEY have NO RIGHTS to do ANYTHING in America.
Yo Prez Bush, Schwartznegger, Pelosi, Reid, this is a perfect time to round these illegal varmints and deport their a**es.
So the founders were OK with a ship slipping in under the cover of darkness, and one hundred passengers spilling out and marching in protest up the streets of New England? Good to go?
“No, Senor, you’ve got the wrong information. Americans are NO LONGER GENEROUS! We don’t want them here. In fact, we don’t even want you here, so do us all a favor and take your illiterate, your violent criminals, your welfare babies/anchor babies, your disease ridden comrades and go back to Mexico where you belong! THEY have NO RIGHTS to do ANYTHING in America.”
Worth repeating.....a few hundred times!!
Do you truly believe the marchers are illegals?nah,dude they arent that brazen-illegals dont even report the robberies and beatings they get on a daily from people who know they are loathe to call the police for fear of being deported.Do you realy think they are gonna be out there protesting?I doubt it.
What has to happen is the American people have to march on one day, throughout the United States, and show these illegal immigrants how we the citizens feel about them! How they are not welcome here.
Even the “tired and poor” were always checked for diseases and papers when docking on Ellis Island.
What do we need, a terrorist getting in across the border and blowing up a city? What’s it going to take?
We love immigrants; we just want them knocking on the front door and not sneaking round the back - by the thousands.
Maybe that is what it will take. Every congressperson passing this bill should have 20 or 30 illegal aliens crashing their next dinner party, and someone to translate for them into English, “We are good, hardworking families, and we want part of the American dream that you share here, including those caviar canapes and some of that grilled salmon. Hey, your daughter’s kinda cute...”
Agendas of MEChA, La Raza, MALDEF, and Southwest Voter Registration Projects
This is a compilation of live, recorded statements by elected U.S. politicians, college professors, and pro-illegal alien activists whose objective is to take control of our country “by vote if possible and violence if necessary!”
The speakers listed below are not the “lunatic fringe”. They are some of the most powerful Latino leaders and politicians in America, whose allegiance is to foreigners of their ethnic group, not to the United States. They seek political power and realize the way to get it is to flood America with legal and illegal immigrants from their ethnic “tribe”. Simply by demographics, they will dilute the vote of American citizens and replace our American culture. “The Third World” is at your doorstep and anxious to present you with the bill as they jump on “the entitlement bandwagon.” If you think this is an exaggeration, you have only to witness California as a forewarning of where our entire country is headed.
A very sinister message being taught in many Ethnic Studies programs across this country. While MEChA and LA Raza, the two largest Latino organizations on college and high school campuses preach hatred for America, the liberal media ignores them, as the Ford, Rockefeller, Carnegie and other Foundations contribute millions to promote their anarchy. Pro-illegal immigration activists would have you believe “illegals” are coming here only to seek work and a better life. MEChA, LA Raza, MALDEF and the Southwest Voter Registration Project have much darker agendas. Listen to the following audio clips to understand their message.
“We call things racism just to get attention. We reduce complicated problems to racism, not because it is racism, but because it works.”
-— Alfredo Gutierrez, political consultant, as quoted by Richard de Uriarte, The Phoenix Gazette, March 14, 1992 (quoted in The ProEnglish Advocate, 1st quarter, 2002).
Instructions: Click on “R” to listen to the clip via RealAudio in any browser.
Click on “W” to listen to the clip via Windows Media Audio in Internet Explorer.
Click on “T” to read the transcript of the audio clip. (At the Website)
Damn straight they are mostly illegals. Or the children of illegals. You don’t live in L.A., do you? Illegals are getting pretty bold around here now, and why not? Their mayor fully supports them. The Cardinal fully supports them. And they are slowly wiping out the middle class.
That is scary.
Thus today, illegal aliens are protected as people by the Constitution as in:
"Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.
You know what that is a racist comment!disease riden?criminals?shoot look it up -you white guys came to land as invaders and then stole what land the people already owned claiming it was yours!Chicanos have been in LA from the very begining.As far as anchor babies -anyone born in the US is a US citizen including your wet behind the fanny great grandma who came here-and had your sorry ass grandpa in America.You people were starving and eating eachother and spreading disease to Native Americans which totally wiped them out not to mention the destruction wrte upon MExico-by Spanish invaders-nobody is asking for a repeat of the past-But you cant throw around racist comments like that and think its okay -you’d never say that to a latino in person because you’d get your lights put out!I swear you gotta be the illiterate one only an idiot would use such racist language and think its okay .
This is another example of one of the biggest reasons we need to get them out of OUR country!!
I suppose this will sound "over the top" but, I blame our 'leaders' in DC for everyone who is murdered or dies because of an illegal. I blame them for every child or woman who is raped. I blame them for every crime committed against an American. They are as guilty as if they had done it themselves, simply because they have ALLOWED this to continue without ever putting a stop to it.
It's like Clinton parsing though, to give illegals that right.
If a lawbreaker is found, he is to be arrested and put to trial. These are all lawbreakers (most of them). They can't have the priority of peaceful assembly over the need to be arrested for their crime. Otherwise, every bank robber would stop running from the police and hold up a protest sign, and the police would have to stop and protect his passage.
Well perhaps the next time the illegals hit the streets to protest President Bush will order the Border Patrol and ICE to arrest them by the thousands at the protest site.
However, I would not hold my breath waiting for such an event to occur.
Until that time they are protected by the First Amendment just like you and I.
I assume you are of Mexican heritage. Well, you might be sensitive because illegal aliens hold your same background and culture, but we are not talking about the same thing.
We Americans and legal residents are all in the same boat. We are supposed to be here. We welcome newcomers who are supposed to be here.
If someone comes over illegally, regardless of the history of this continent, he does not belong. Therefore, any crimes he commits (and over 40% of prisoners in CA are illegally in the country), or diseases he brings over (like resistant TB and all sorts of other nasty bugs) make him even LESS wanted.
We don’t care what races or cultures our citizens and guests belong to. BUT WE DON’T LIKE INTERLOPERS. No matter where they are from. That’s not racist.
I think the rules and privileges apply to citizens
I'm sorry for any decent person who is trapped living there. No matter how bad it gets, the illegals will think it's still better than Mexico. It's a barometer for sure..
The winds of change are on the horizon these days. We're mad as hell, and aren't going to take it anymore.
Can you name one city in Mexico that does not have running water, cable TV or electricity?
Listen Pal, if anyone has said anything racist it's you! You obviously take your talking points from La Raza and MEChA! You sound just like them! YOU are the racist!
YOU, just like them, can't stand the truth. YOU want to come to America and take it away from us. FYI, I'm NOT worried about any Mexican putting out my lights, and that includes you, so don't threaten me.
What I said about diseased, violent Mexicans is the truth. Then there are the welfare freeloaders. THAT is costing Americans billions!! Your problem is that you simply can't stand to hear the truth!
Take your racist remarks and unload on someone who cares! Do us all a favor. Go back to Mexico and take the rest of the illegals with you!
Btw, my people were here LONG BEFORE you were!
So we ate people and killed all the Native Americans? LOL You're nuts!
Villaraigosa is a former member of MECHA. Of course, he will sympathize with the plight of illegals. Then he will request more funding for overcrowed schools and other facilities.
Hillary has embraced La Raza. La Raza has been brought into their campaign to court the Hispanic voters. La Raza has worked in the past to oust military recruiters from the public school system.
Bill Clinton to Villaraigosa: “Let’s do lunch.”
Oct..2006..World Vision Outreach..FYI..
"In the dust-choked streets just south of the United States' border with Mexico, thousands live in plywood and cinder-block shacks with no electricity, running water or sewer. During the day, the relentless sun bakes the ground, intensifying the putrid odor of trash and human waste.
"It can, and will, make you nauseous," said the Rev. Chris Peltz, youth pastor at Huron Hills Baptist Church in Ann Arbor, Michigan. "The combination of trash, raw sewage, animals and the extreme heat will take your breath away."
Yet, for the past three years, teams from Huron Hills Baptist have enthusiastically returned to spend weeks with the people of this area who struggle to survive in the midst of dire and chronic poverty.
Among the impoverished residents being served by Huron Hills' members is 40-year-old Albina, who was abandoned by her husband and now raises her six children in a tattered one-room house. Albina's experience is common in the three communities of El Ranchito, San Luis, and Pedregal de Santa Julia.
In an area defined by want, many children are undernourished, jobs are scarce, and education is substandard. Because of this, children often grow up without the resources they need to realize the fullness of life God intends for each person and the cycle of poverty continues from generation to generation.
“You know what that is a racist comment!disease riden?criminals?shoot look it up -you white guys came to land as invaders and then stole what land the people already owned claiming it was yours”
Well, now we know who the racist is....
IT IS YOU !!!!
They "did" dinner two nights ago! Rush saw them.
visocal....signed up on 04/30/07
Just to call us thieving white boys,to lie, and to threaten us!
I smell SERIOUS troll!!!!
Oh my how in the world were white people here longer than mexicans when the states of California -Arizona-Texas-New Mexico were Mexico?What an idiot!as far as not getting scared of being put out-lol!cme on the blacks in America are dragging you from your cars -raping you-robbing you and killing you on a daily with no repurcussions!and you “whites”arent scared!please!Look at the racial situation in LA -mexicans are handing black thugs their b-hinds!now they get Jesse Jackson to cry for them -Why dont YOUR PEOPLE stick up for themselves and do something about it ?not scared give me a break!your peeing down your leg -whiteboy
Doubt if their “dinner” was happen stance.
Just to call us thieving white boys,to lie, and to threaten us!
I smell SERIOUS troll!!!!
Great catch. I never even looked, but that's exactly what he's done.....
I would ping the mods but I'm not through playing with him yet. It's not everyday that we get to play with our food before we eat it. You know how us cannibals are. LOLOLOL!
Vicosal is a serious diruptor, and full of hatred for some reason. Please check his last few posts.
First of all, I'm not a boy, and I'm not white. I'm a woman who just kicked your Chicano @ss. I'm Native American, you racist idiot, so I have been here longer than you. YOU are the reason that Mexicans and blacks are fighting in CA, you racist POS.
I prefer KFC, but, aw, what the heck : )