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Posted on 07/08/2007 10:12:20 AM PDT by DogByte6RER
Anti-illegal immigration activists eye Fallbrook church
By: EDWARD SIFUENTES - Staff Writer
FALLBROOK ---- Anti-illegal immigration activists who have organized protests around North County at day-labor sites, migrant camps, city halls and the San Diego County Fair have recently set their sights on a new target: St. Peter's Catholic Church in Fallbrook.
For the last three weeks, members of the San Diego Minutemen have staged vociferous Saturday protests against an informal labor center run by the church. The protests have involved shouting through a bullhorn, displaying an effigy of a priest wearing a devil's mask and waving picket signs against illegal immigration.
One of the protests took place last month as children left the church after celebrating their First Communion, a traditional Roman Catholic ceremony, said Claudia Smith, an immigrant rights advocate who was at the church during the protests.
"It was incredibly disrespectful to spoil a child's First Communion," Smith said. "It was a new low."
Jeff Schwilk, founder of the San Diego Minutemen, said the church attracted his group's attention because it allows day laborers to gather on its property looking for work. He said his group believes most of the workers are illegal immigrants and that the church is breaking federal laws by helping them find jobs.
"It's not that we shouldn't be helping people, but they are here illegally," Schwilk said.
Rev. Edward "Bud" Kaicher, the church's pastor, said the Minutemen should protest the federal government, not the church. He said that offering the workers a safe place to gather is part of the church's mission, and he plans to continue do to so.
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2241 The more prosperous nations are obliged, to the extent they are able, to welcome the foreigner in search of the security and the means of livelihood which he cannot find in his country of origin. Public authorities should see to it that the natural right is respected that places a guest under the protection of those who receive him.
Political authorities, for the sake of the common good for which they are responsible, may make the exercise of the right to immigrate subject to various juridical conditions, especially with regard to the immigrants' duties toward their country of adoption. Immigrants are obliged to respect with gratitude the material and spiritual heritage of the country that receives them, to obey its laws and to assist in carrying civic burdens.
The Church is not exempt from the law. If they offer assistance to illegals, they are breaking the law. Revoke their tax shelter, prosecute the officials who allow/encourage this activity.
“A spokeswoman for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement in San Diego said agents have the authority to arrest suspected illegal immigrants on church property, but that doing so is not considered a high priority.”
This is the crux of the problem. This administrations failure to even attempt to enforce the law.
Demand a border fence! Build it NOW!! Beef up the border patrol and close our borders!
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I’m torn here. I agree with the cause and I’m not defending the church at all, but I find the idea of protesting at services disturbing. It’s almost akin to that assclown with the “God Hates Fags” signs at military funerals.
File it in the archives under "The Road to CW2."
U.S. Constitution, Article 4 Section 4:
"The United States shall guarantee to every State in this Union a Republican Form of Government,
1. The act of invading; the act of encroaching upon the rights or possessions of another; encroachment; trespass.
QUISLING: a synonym for traitor, someone who collaborates with the invaders of his country.
YOU'RE a "new low", Claudia.