Skip to comments.Latinos Unite to Turn Fear Into Activism
Posted on 07/30/2007 8:33:33 AM PDT by khnyny
Latinos Unite to Turn Fear Into Activism Pr. William Policy on Illegal Immigrants Prompts Call for Boycott, Other Actions
By Pamela Constable Washington Post Staff Writer Saturday, July 28, 2007; A01
Latinos in Prince William County, angered and panicked by a county resolution to crack down on illegal immigrants, are swiftly banding together against what they see as an assault on their community. They vowed this week to block the resolution through a boycott, a petition drive and possibly a labor strike or lawsuit.
At packed public meetings in three towns this week, organizers signed up volunteers, circulated petitions, set up a hotline for reports of discrimination and announced a campaign of phone calls and e-mails to county officials. They also said they would organize caravans to visit Loudoun County and other communities where Latinos feel targeted.
On Thursday night in Manassas, more than 1,000 Latino residents voted with raised fists and cheers to stage a one-week boycott of all non-immigrant businesses in Prince William at the end of next month. The crowd first met in a church, then grew so large it had to move to a park outside. Latinos in Woodbridge and Dumfries also voted this week to stage the boycott and other actions.
The surge of activism, which also includes voter registration and citizenship drives in other communities, follows a long period of drift and uncertainty for area Latino advocates, especially since the collapse of a major immigration reform bill in the Senate last month. Opponents of illegal immigrants, who had swamped Capitol Hill with impassioned e-mails and phone calls against the bill, felt emboldened by its defeat and have pressed ahead with local measures.
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And ICE should turn that activisim into a huge mass-arrest.
1) They leave Mexico because it's lawless yet they don't want US laws to be inforced
2) Excuse me, but this isn't their community
3) It's an assult to America that they're even here much less dictating to us
Is there anything more dear to the hearts of Americans than a bunch of illegals boycotting “non-immigrant” businesses?
Strange how these illegals can organize and threaten government officials in the US when they didn’t do any of that to improve their lot in life in Mexico. I guess they didn’t want to be shot in Mexico, but they certainly have no right to cause trouble in VA or anywhere else where they have squatted.
They have absolutely NO respect for the law and it's the fault of the government that it is allowed. Slowly but surely, the rest of the country will soon have no respect for the law. When that happens, there will be no government, there will be no lawmakers or lawyers because the law will no longer matter.
There’s another good anti-illegal immigration activism group called Californians for Population Stabilization (www.capsweb.org) that provides info and free faxing/emailing/letterwriting services similar to that of Numbers USA. They cover federal legislative issues, but also CA state stuff as well.
This means that citizens and the government should redouble our efforts to show that we’re not going to let criminals dictate policy.
What a great idea! Now if only these brave little Aztecs would turn that fear into activism in MEXICO!
When can we start reading the Riot Act?
How selfish. It's not just THEIR community; it's also the community of the other folks around them, including a whole lot of legal immigrants who jumped through hoops and went through fire to get where they are.
They also said they would organize caravans to visit Loudoun County and other communities where Latinos feel targeted.
We moved out of Prince William to Loudoun last year after illegals took over the suburban cul-de-sac where we lived. Why are these ingrates following us to Leesburg?
At the Manassas meeting, Juarez and other leaders issued specific instructions to families to stock up on milk and gas before the Aug. 27-Sept. 3 boycott, to buy school supplies in neighboring Alexandria or Fairfax County, to avoid large chain supermarkets and mega-stores and to patronize smaller, Latino-owned markets instead.
After the tax-free holiday, I see? Fine. I will be more than happy to drive down to Prince William to shop during those days.
"This law is built on hate and racism," said Ricardo Juarez, 40, a construction worker from Woodbridge and coordinator of a Virginia group called Mexicans Without Borders, who was the main speaker at the three meetings.
No, Ricardo, your arguments are based on hate and racism. You and your illegal alien buddies think that you are so special that you deserve...no, that you are entitled to all the benefits of life in America.
Keep making more noise, Ricardo. Keep it up.
Just like that Nicaraguan from Sterling who went on WMAL a few weeks ago and said that the United States caused the problems in Nicaragua and that he and the other illegals "deserve more and more and more."
Go ahead. Make my day. Go ahead and piss off all the others here in Northern Virginia who are sitting on the fence.
Foreign Invaders Unite to Turn Fear Into Activism
Their community? THEIR community? WTF?
“..more than 1,000 Latino residents voted with raised fists and cheers to stage a one-week boycott of all non-immigrant businesses..”
Mini civil unrest. Have enough of these events nation wide and one can think of a mini civil war.
Go for it! do it with illegal actions too....then the local law enforcement agencies and politicians will see what happens when you have a group of people who don’t respect the rule of law.
Everyone should check out this thread too - pathetic Federal Gov. ping.
Virginia’s bid for help with illegals nixed
[Federal immigration officials say they lack the resources to fulfill a proposed mandate by Virginia lawmakers to train staff at every state jail to start deportation procedures for illegal aliens.
“I cannot make that commitment to Virginia,” said William F. Reid, special agent in charge of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Washington field office.]
Go on and strike! Most Americans can still mow their own lawns!
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