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Latinos Unite to Turn Fear Into Activism
The Washington Post ^ | July 28, 2007 | Pamela Constable

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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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Front Page News; News/Current Events; US: Virginia
KEYWORDS: aliens; immigrantlist; immigration; loudoun; princewilliam; va
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To: khnyny

And ICE should turn that activisim into a huge mass-arrest.


2 posted on 07/30/2007 8:34:39 AM PDT by wastedyears (Freedom is the right of all sentient beings - Peter Cullen as Optimus Prime)
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To: khnyny
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

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

3 posted on 07/30/2007 8:37:34 AM PDT by mtbopfuyn (I think the border is kind of an artificial barrier - San Antonio councilwoman Patti Radle)
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To: khnyny

Is there anything more dear to the hearts of Americans than a bunch of illegals boycotting “non-immigrant” businesses?


4 posted on 07/30/2007 8:37:47 AM PDT by ruination
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To: khnyny
So they think they can push and push and nothing will happen to them? Is there anyone left in this country with a backbone? Is every man in the United States a complete wussy? We are being threatened by illegal aliens, but we musn’t say anything, they might get mad. I am disgusted. I know my father’s generation (Depression, WWII, Korea) would’ve never put up with half of what we’ve already put up with, much less this escalation!!
5 posted on 07/30/2007 8:38:47 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (Cuius testiculos habeas, habeas cardia et cerebellum)
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To: khnyny

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.


6 posted on 07/30/2007 8:40:16 AM PDT by kittymyrib
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To: khnyny
This has to be the only country in the world that would stand by and allow illegal aliens protest because they're not getting free stuff anymore.

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.

7 posted on 07/30/2007 8:43:11 AM PDT by McGavin999 ("Hard is not Hopeless" General Petraeus)
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To: khnyny

Oooooooooooooooooo

How speshall


8 posted on 07/30/2007 8:43:16 AM PDT by Tennessee Nana
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To: mtbopfuyn

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.


9 posted on 07/30/2007 8:43:18 AM PDT by ruination
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To: khnyny

This means that citizens and the government should redouble our efforts to show that we’re not going to let criminals dictate policy.


10 posted on 07/30/2007 8:43:29 AM PDT by DesScorp
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To: khnyny
"Latinos Unite to Turn Fear Into Activism"

What a great idea! Now if only these brave little Aztecs would turn that fear into activism in MEXICO!

11 posted on 07/30/2007 8:44:05 AM PDT by Enterprise (I can't talk about liberals anymore because some of the words will get me sent to rehab.)
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When can we start reading the Riot Act?


12 posted on 07/30/2007 8:44:13 AM PDT by wastedyears (Freedom is the right of all sentient beings - Peter Cullen as Optimus Prime)
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To: khnyny
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.

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.

13 posted on 07/30/2007 8:44:51 AM PDT by rabscuttle385 (Sic Semper Tyrannis * U.Va. Engineering '09 * Friends Don't Let Friends Vote Democrat * Fred in 2008)
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To: ruination
Is there anything more dear to the hearts of Americans than a bunch of illegals boycotting “non-immigrant” businesses?

LOL. Not exactly a recipe for winning hearts and minds to their "cause".
14 posted on 07/30/2007 8:44:53 AM PDT by khnyny (The best minds are not in government. If they were, business would hire them away. Ronald Reagan)
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To: khnyny
Latinos Unite to Turn Fear Into Activism

Foreign Invaders Unite to Turn Fear Into Activism

15 posted on 07/30/2007 8:45:05 AM PDT by ghostrider
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To: ruination
against what they see as an assault on their community

Their community? THEIR community? WTF?

16 posted on 07/30/2007 8:47:23 AM PDT by Puppage (You may disagree with what I have to say, but I shall defend to your death my right to say it)
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To: khnyny

“..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.


17 posted on 07/30/2007 8:48:00 AM PDT by 353FMG (more than 1,000 Latino residents voted with raised fists and cheers America, first, last and always.)
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To: khnyny

“their community”?

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.


18 posted on 07/30/2007 8:51:07 AM PDT by applpie
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To: All

Everyone should check out this thread too - pathetic Federal Gov. ping.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1873591/posts

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.]


19 posted on 07/30/2007 8:52:32 AM PDT by khnyny (The best minds are not in government. If they were, business would hire them away. Ronald Reagan)
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To: khnyny
They vowed this week to block the resolution through a boycott, a petition drive and possibly a labor strike or lawsuit.

Go on and strike! Most Americans can still mow their own lawns!

20 posted on 07/30/2007 8:53:31 AM PDT by NRA1995 (To Congress and Mr. President: This is OUR country, and don't you forget it!)
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To: mtbopfuyn

Perfect response. YOur tagline? She didn’t get elected in San Antonio by annoying mexicans, that’s for sure.


21 posted on 07/30/2007 8:55:01 AM PDT by twonie (Keep your guns - and stockpile ammo.)
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To: 353FMG
raised fists

Ahhh, that's it - not only illegals, but commie illegals to boot. And we're supposed to be 'sympathetic' to their 'plight'?? Gimme a break.

22 posted on 07/30/2007 8:56:04 AM PDT by bassmaner (Hey commies: I am a white male, and I am guilty of NOTHING! Sell your 'white guilt' elsewhere.)
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To: Puppage

Yes, “their community”. That’s a really loaded statement, isn’t it, lol.

Btw, nice tag line, definitely an improvement on Voltaire (as opposed to braggert Hillary’s version spoken of in one of her “letters”).


23 posted on 07/30/2007 8:56:44 AM PDT by khnyny (The best minds are not in government. If they were, business would hire them away. Ronald Reagan)
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To: DesScorp

AND, never forget the illegal amnesty bill and never stop pushing against it and against those who supported it.


24 posted on 07/30/2007 8:56:54 AM PDT by twonie (Keep your guns - and stockpile ammo.)
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To: khnyny
Of course, Mr. Reid is an unelected official. He could care less, as long as his paycheck comes through every two weeks.

The Federal and State bureaucracies are the new Aristocracy.

25 posted on 07/30/2007 8:58:37 AM PDT by rabscuttle385 (Sic Semper Tyrannis * U.Va. Engineering '09 * Friends Don't Let Friends Vote Democrat * Fred in 2008)
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To: khnyny
...banding together against what they see as an assault on their community.

If they truly were banding together against an assault on their community, they'd stand WITH America and not foreign nationals invading America.

But then it all comes down to where allegiance is. At home or at "home".

26 posted on 07/30/2007 9:00:22 AM PDT by weegee (NO THIRD TERM. America does not need another unconstitutional Clinton co-presidency.)
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To: mtbopfuyn

Yes, it takes a lot of nerve, doesn’t it? The picture on the front page of Saturday’s WP shows the group with fists raised. Sometimes a picture is worth a thousand words.


27 posted on 07/30/2007 9:00:57 AM PDT by khnyny (The best minds are not in government. If they were, business would hire them away. Ronald Reagan)
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To: rabscuttle385

Read my tagline.


28 posted on 07/30/2007 9:02:22 AM PDT by khnyny (The best minds are not in government. If they were, business would hire them away. Ronald Reagan)
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To: khnyny

Their only real fear is that the gravy train will stop coming to them.


29 posted on 07/30/2007 9:05:43 AM PDT by Teacher317
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To: McGavin999; All
Yes, I would think that respect for the law would be a good prerequisite for becoming a citizen (rolls eyes).

Also, does anyone detect even one iota of gratitude from these illegals? I think that the legal immigrants who came to this country from around the world in the past, kissed the ground of the US once the boat landed.
30 posted on 07/30/2007 9:10:15 AM PDT by khnyny (The best minds are not in government. If they were, business would hire them away. Ronald Reagan)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
I know my father’s generation (Depression, WWII, Korea) would’ve never put up with half of what we’ve already put up with, much less this escalation!!

You can say that again.

31 posted on 07/30/2007 9:11:22 AM PDT by stevio ((NRA))
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To: Teacher317
Their only real fear is that the gravy train will stop coming to them.

You're probably right.

Don't think I'm "anti-immigration" though, I think legal immigration is good for the country. I have friends who have come to this country legally, from all over the world and went through a grueling process to become citizens. They are all hardworking, talented, good people who are very grateful to live here. The state of affairs with illegal immigration is a slap in the face to all of them.
32 posted on 07/30/2007 9:17:03 AM PDT by khnyny (The best minds are not in government. If they were, business would hire them away. Ronald Reagan)
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To: khnyny

“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.”

Forty years ago the students at Abilene Christian College assembled every morning for an obligatory morning prayer.
They were photographed, in case someone was tempted to sleep-in. If you were absent, you were disciplined.

But in 2007, we are unable to identify illegal foreign nationals and deport them.

Incredible.


33 posted on 07/30/2007 9:19:40 AM PDT by tumblindice (And the administration's policy of "silent amnesty" continues)
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To: khnyny

I wonder which organizations are doing all the organizing?

And how these organizations are funded?

This is professional activism. I would guess LaRaza and Maldef.


34 posted on 07/30/2007 9:20:24 AM PDT by squarebarb
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To: rabscuttle385

Yup, their community, their people, their entitlement, their cause, their ‘rights’.

Claiming what they don’t have any claim to and racist to the core. Nothing but colonizers, oppressing, squeezing, usurping and trampling on the rights those born and raised here, and they should be treated as such.

Time for a good organized resistance movement against the jackboot oppressors.


35 posted on 07/30/2007 9:23:35 AM PDT by Free Vulcan (Show them no mercy, for you shall receive none!)
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To: wastedyears

ANd ICE probably would, if they had the right person at the helm. But we all know they do not. The CIC is now readying himself to go to canada in August and try his best, assisted by the more than able Miss Rice, to hand out country over to BOTH canada and mexico. SO lots of luck getting ICE to do anything here.


36 posted on 07/30/2007 9:24:35 AM PDT by twonie (Keep your guns - and stockpile ammo.)
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To: khnyny

When judges like the one in Hazelton say illegals have constitutional rights, why shouldn’t they feel emboldened?


37 posted on 07/30/2007 9:25:54 AM PDT by JZelle
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

YOu can thank the democrat party for the hate civil rights legislation and the hate crime laws that prevent any action. It will have to get so bad that the law and respect for it no longer matter. 10, 9, 8,...


38 posted on 07/30/2007 9:26:46 AM PDT by twonie (Keep your guns - and stockpile ammo.)
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To: twonie

If Tancredo were to get head of ICE... ohhhhhhhhh, what things Mexico would cry.


39 posted on 07/30/2007 9:26:50 AM PDT by wastedyears (Freedom is the right of all sentient beings - Peter Cullen as Optimus Prime)
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To: DesScorp

CItizens you can count on. The current government? No.


40 posted on 07/30/2007 9:28:46 AM PDT by twonie (Keep your guns - and stockpile ammo.)
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To: khnyny

they always react like communists.


41 posted on 07/30/2007 9:30:14 AM PDT by ken21 ( b 4 fred.)
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To: khnyny

I hope the White HOuse has someone scanning FR right now. Not that it would do any real good, but it might raise their blood pressure a little.


42 posted on 07/30/2007 9:31:51 AM PDT by twonie (Keep your guns - and stockpile ammo.)
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To: rabscuttle385

Hell, I live in Arlington and I’ve been pissed off for a long time about these illegals......er....undocumented........er.......uppity illegals daring to demand the moon like spoiled brat children, throwing it in our faces, and expecting citizens (both native born and LEGAL immigrants) to hush up and keep shelling out more and more money for them. I’ve lived in Northern VA all my life and it has definintely changed for the worse over the past 10-15 years.


43 posted on 07/30/2007 9:45:02 AM PDT by Convert from ECUSA (Presidente Jorge: "Y'all choose between Dhimmitude or Aztlantude!")
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To: squarebarb; All
I would say those are good guesses.

The thing is, the Feds are not properly funding ICE and the rumour is, have stopped processing LEGAL immigration applicants in retaliation for the defeat of the immigration bill.

44 posted on 07/30/2007 9:45:19 AM PDT by khnyny (The best minds are not in government. If they were, business would hire them away. Ronald Reagan)
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To: khnyny
"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."

Well who would that be? I thought we were a "nation of immigrants"? We are an "immigrant nation"?

45 posted on 07/30/2007 9:52:44 AM PDT by Altura Ct.
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To: khnyny

LOL, so true. I didn’t see that. Thanks for pointing it out!


46 posted on 07/30/2007 9:58:58 AM PDT by rabscuttle385 (Sic Semper Tyrannis * U.Va. Engineering '09 * Friends Don't Let Friends Vote Democrat * Fred in 2008)
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To: mtbopfuyn
Thats because they unlike us stand for something ! This would have stopped long ago if we were not so com[placent, lazy and afraid of our own government.

A NATION OF ‘SHEEP’ WILL BEGET A GOVERNMENT OF WOLVES .

47 posted on 07/30/2007 10:02:07 AM PDT by noamnasty
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
We are being overtaken by homosexuals, atheist , illegal criminals and radical Islamic killers . We will keep to our political bunkers until our children are either murdered or enslaved .

When the government fear the people , that is liberty, when the people fear the government ,thats tyranny . Thomas Jefferson .

48 posted on 07/30/2007 10:08:00 AM PDT by noamnasty
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To: khnyny

The INS needs to do its job, and arrest these illegals.


49 posted on 07/30/2007 10:14:04 AM PDT by bkcowboy
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To: twonie
We have sat back on our laurel's while our men are at war, giving their all to this nation, we are here at home losing it for all of us ! We should have met these criminals in our streets when they protested against us . Not only that but they flew their lags in our sheepish faces . And for our troops to be in a war to protect this nation, all we can do is sit in our comfy homes and write emails and use phones . Wonder how long it will take to notice this is not effective in the long run .

We need to get out in the streets with these criminals and stand our ground . But we won’t do that .

50 posted on 07/30/2007 10:18:00 AM PDT by noamnasty
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