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Grijalva rally draws about 250 critical of Ariz. immigration law
Arizona Daily Star ^ | Rhonda Bodfield

Posted on 04/24/2010 10:56:08 AM PDT by SandRat

About 250 people gathered this morning in the parking lot at Rep. Raúl Grijalva's Tucson office to rally against Arizona's new immigration law.

Rev. John Fife, retired pastor of Southside Presbyterian Church and a founder of the sanctuary movement, was one of about seven speakers scheduled at the rally. Fife urged those in the crowd to have the courage to stand up to ‘this racist law.'

The law signed by Gov. Jan Brewer Friday gives police broad ability to enforce immigration laws. It's been called the toughest law in the nation to combat illegal immigration.

Grijalva has been an outspoken critic of the measure, drawing significant criticism for his call on a boycott of Arizona. On Friday he closed his office early after staffers said they received several threatening phone calls.

The morning rally is the latest in a series of rallies and marches this week in Tucson and Phoenix.

Adelita Grijalva, a TUSD board member and daughter of Rep. Grijalva, called the law unfair. She also said that the American Immigration Lawyers Association canceled its planned convention in Scottsdale.

Read more in tomorrow's Star


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Government; Mexico; US: Arizona
KEYWORDS: 250protesters; aliens; arizona; arizonagetsit; congressrat; grijalva; illegalaliens; immigration

1 posted on 04/24/2010 10:56:09 AM PDT by SandRat
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To: HiJinx; Borax Queen; idratherbepainting; AZHSer; Sabertooth; A Navy Vet; Lion Den Dan; ...

Border Ping


2 posted on 04/24/2010 10:56:32 AM PDT by SandRat (Duty, Honor, Country! What else needs said?)
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To: SandRat

250 people?

why it is a groundswell!!!

check them for green cards.


3 posted on 04/24/2010 10:58:28 AM PDT by Vaquero (BHO....'The Pretenda from Kenya')
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To: SandRat

“Fife urged those in the crowd to have the courage to stand up to ‘this racist law.’ “

Gee.... is this minister of the church inciting something?


4 posted on 04/24/2010 10:58:42 AM PDT by Kimberly GG ("Path to Citizenship" Amnesty candidates will NOT get my vote!)
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To: SandRat

They should publish a pamphlet, “How to shoot yourself in the foot in three easy steps.”


5 posted on 04/24/2010 10:59:12 AM PDT by nolongerademocrat ("Before you ask G-d for something, first thank G-d for what you already have." B'rachot 30b)
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To: nolongerademocrat

aim 3-feet higher


6 posted on 04/24/2010 11:01:51 AM PDT by SandRat (Duty, Honor, Country! What else needs said?)
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To: SandRat

Not even worth covering 250.

77% support the law but 250 show up opposed and who gets more local news coverage you wanna bet?


7 posted on 04/24/2010 11:02:41 AM PDT by GeronL (http://libertyfic.proboards.com << Get your science fiction and fiction test marketed)
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To: GeronL

Well.. it is the Arizona Red Star.


8 posted on 04/24/2010 11:05:16 AM PDT by SandRat (Duty, Honor, Country! What else needs said?)
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To: SandRat

The squatter support squad showed up at Gov. Brewer’s home before she signed this bill. Maybe Rep. Raúl Grijalva needs a visit.

Candlelight vigil held at Governor Jan Brewer’s home to protest tough immigration bill

[snip]Protesters held signs, linked arms for prayers and sang “This Land Is Your Land” to protest the bill they say could increase racial profiling in Arizona.

“This is something that (if passed) affects the entire community and anybody with brown skin,” said protestor Alejandra Gomez, a Phoenix resident.
“I’m an illegal Guatemalan; I want a chance for hope and to be free like everybody else,” he said.
http://www.azcentral.com/news/articles/2010/04/18/20100418immigration-bill-protest-janet-brewer.html


9 posted on 04/24/2010 11:08:02 AM PDT by AuntB (Illegal immigration is simply more ‘share the wealth’ socialism and a CRIME not a race!)
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To: Vaquero
Based on the new a big demonstration would be a target rich environment.
10 posted on 04/24/2010 11:08:02 AM PDT by AU72
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To: Kimberly GG

Any relation to Bernard P. Fife? Those Fife’s are wirey...lol


11 posted on 04/24/2010 11:12:25 AM PDT by choctaw man (Good ole Andrew Jackson, or You're the Reason God Made Oklahoma...)
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To: AuntB
He claims that he did get a visit; Threats lead Grijalva to close Tucson, Yuma offices
12 posted on 04/24/2010 11:12:52 AM PDT by SandRat (Duty, Honor, Country! What else needs said?)
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To: SandRat

not a consensus


13 posted on 04/24/2010 11:13:38 AM PDT by dalebert
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To: SandRat

Oh, yeah, I forgot about that...wonder how he’d like it if people showed up at his house like they did the Governor...or Jim Gilchrist a few years ago..remember that...they even harassed his neighbors.


14 posted on 04/24/2010 11:16:03 AM PDT by AuntB (Illegal immigration is simply more ‘share the wealth’ socialism and a CRIME not a race!)
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To: SandRat

LOL


15 posted on 04/24/2010 11:24:16 AM PDT by nolongerademocrat ("Before you ask G-d for something, first thank G-d for what you already have." B'rachot 30b)
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To: SandRat

To Open Borders Crowd, who believe in Breaking the Law and Lawbreakers getting off because of the color of their skin:

Boo Hoo, cry me a river.

llóreme un río


16 posted on 04/24/2010 11:31:15 AM PDT by machogirl (First they came for my tagline.)
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To: SandRat

Commies call for AZ boycott

http://peoplesworld.org/lawmaker-calls-for-arizona-boycott-governor-signs-draconian-immigration-bill/


17 posted on 04/24/2010 11:41:14 AM PDT by GeronL (http://libertyfic.proboards.com << Get your science fiction and fiction test marketed)
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To: machogirl

Fairness, rather than the Rule of Law, is BO’s M.O. Damn the Constitutionality, it’s only fair that I become Pres—ent. This whole scenario has been planned for a long, long time.


18 posted on 04/24/2010 11:41:33 AM PDT by Hoosier-Daddy ( "It does no good to be a super power if you have to worry what the neighbors think." BuffaloJack)
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To: Hoosier-Daddy

Twenty years ago, I wouldn’t have believed it. Now, I have no problem believing it.


19 posted on 04/24/2010 11:45:51 AM PDT by machogirl (First they came for my tagline.)
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To: SandRat

How can this law be ‘racist’ when Hispanic isn’t a race (it is an ethnicity). Mexican isn’t a race, it is a nationality. Therefore, all these claims of racial profiling are specious at best, and fraudulent to boot!


20 posted on 04/24/2010 11:48:09 AM PDT by ex 98C MI Dude (Alea Iacta Est)
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To: Vaquero

The Tucson Tea Party can muster more than that on a minute’s notice during a Tucson rainstorm. Not too impressive!


21 posted on 04/24/2010 12:07:26 PM PDT by Tucson Jim
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To: GeronL

and Cong Grijalva is a memeber former leader of the Democratic Socilist Caucus of the Democratic Party.


22 posted on 04/24/2010 12:45:58 PM PDT by SandRat (Duty, Honor, Country! What else needs said?)
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To: SandRat

MINI-RIOT breaks out in Arizona after signing.

Where is the MSM??

http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=0b4_1272102352


23 posted on 04/24/2010 12:49:05 PM PDT by GeronL (http://libertyfic.proboards.com << Get your science fiction and fiction test marketed)
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To: GeronL

The LSM won’t show it because the “Peaceful undocmented immigrants” were doing the violent rioting.


24 posted on 04/24/2010 12:54:54 PM PDT by SandRat (Duty, Honor, Country! What else needs said?)
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To: SandRat

Title:

Describes a target rich environment.


25 posted on 04/24/2010 1:09:34 PM PDT by ridesthemiles
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To: SandRat

I really don’t want ANY city in the USA to be holding a convention of law breakers!


26 posted on 04/24/2010 1:10:18 PM PDT by ridesthemiles
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To: 1_Inch_Group; 2sheep; 2Trievers; 3AngelaD; 3pools; 3rdcanyon; 4Freedom; 4ourprogeny; 7.62 x 51mm; ..

Ping!


27 posted on 04/24/2010 2:09:32 PM PDT by HiJinx (~ Illegal is a Crime, not a Race ~)
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To: SandRat

To battle “white collar crime” is more “racist” than Arizona’s law.


28 posted on 04/25/2010 4:59:34 AM PDT by azhenfud (The government is not best which secures life and property-there is a more valuable thing-manhood.)
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