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Hundreds rally against deportation of immigrants
WBTV -- Charlotte, NC ^ | Apr 20, 2011 | Tom Roussey

Posted on 04/22/2011 4:35:56 PM PDT by moonshinner_09

Hundreds of people rallied at a church in Charlotte's Belmont neighborhood Wednesday night, calling for an end to deportations that break up families.

The event was part of a nationwide tour by U.S. Representative Luis Gutierrez of Chicago.

In an at-times passionate speech, he told the crowd the U.S. immigration system is broken. He called on President Obama to use the power of his office to stop deportations that break up families.

Many who came to St. Paul's Baptist Church for the rally had personal stories of how deportation has affected their loved ones. One woman who's a U.S. citizen told the crowd her illegal immigrant fiancee is facing deportation after being arrested for a minor offense.

"Even though he wasn't born here, he is my family," she said. "He is my children's father. And that's all that should matter."

Outside the rally Mar Betancourt told us her American citizen cousins' illegal immigrant parents were deported, and it's caused psychological issues for her cousins.

"Why deport somebody if you're breaking up families?" Betancourt said. "Where have our American values gone?"

In an interview after the rally, Gutierrez told WBTV he is against the 287g program used by many sheriff's offices in our area to identify illegal immigrants.

He says too many are being later deported by the federal government after being arrested for minor offenses.

"I want my federal government to make me safer by going after dangerous criminals in our community, jailing them and deporting them," Gutierrez said. "Those aren't dangerous criminals that we heard from today."

But Mecklenburg County Sheriff Chipp Bailey says 287g is a great program that does what it's meant to do.

"No one living here has anything to fear as long as they follow the law," Bailey told WBTV.

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(Excerpt) Read more at wbtv.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; Mexico; News/Current Events; US: North Carolina
KEYWORDS: aliens; borderslanguage; criminals; culture; illegalaliens; immigration; mexico; nc; northcarolina

1 posted on 04/22/2011 4:36:01 PM PDT by moonshinner_09
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To: moonshinner_09

Ok, deport the whole family


2 posted on 04/22/2011 4:39:39 PM PDT by RightGeek (FUBO and the donkey you rode in on)
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To: moonshinner_09

um last time I checked they weren’t preventing the rest of the family from leaving with the illegals...what’s the problem? Oh yeah have babies with an illegal but dont marry him...did anyone ask how they are supporting the kids?


3 posted on 04/22/2011 4:39:54 PM PDT by rolling_stone ( *this makes Watergate look like a kiddie pool*)
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To: RightGeek
This is one of those complaints that's meaningless. They knew the guy was an illegal. They hid him. There are babies involved.

There should be no problem in sending him back to wherever and they can follow! No one is stopping them.

4 posted on 04/22/2011 4:41:20 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: moonshinner_09

Don’t break up families. Send them all back. Besides think about this for a minute. What sort of family lets itself be broken up? Why don’t they follow their family back? (I know,i know. they intend to come right back)


5 posted on 04/22/2011 4:41:36 PM PDT by wiggen (The teacher card. When the racism card just won't work.)
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To: moonshinner_09

Headline should read: Hundreds of illegal immigrants rally against deportation of immigrants


6 posted on 04/22/2011 4:42:59 PM PDT by stubernx98 (cranky, but reasonable)
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To: moonshinner_09
The event was part of a nationwide tour by Marxist U.S. Representative Luis Gutierrez of Chicago.
7 posted on 04/22/2011 4:49:33 PM PDT by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannoli. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: moonshinner_09

They can take their families with them.


8 posted on 04/22/2011 4:49:57 PM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: moonshinner_09

Wonder what the difference is? what is this country we are in law breakers can raise Hell and nothing is done let a Citizen try it and look what happens

Jury finds that Jones’s protest would breach peace

Link to post.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2709180/posts


9 posted on 04/22/2011 4:50:15 PM PDT by Lees Swrd ("Arms discourage and keep the invader and plunderer in awe and preserve order in the world as well")
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; Delacon; ...

Thanks moonshinner_09.
One woman who's a U.S. citizen told the crowd her illegal immigrant fiancee is facing deportation after being arrested for a minor offense.

10 posted on 04/22/2011 4:53:11 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (Thanks Cincinna for this link -- http://www.friendsofitamar.org)
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To: moonshinner_09

I don’t want to break up those poor families, either. Put the little bastards on the bus with the parents.


11 posted on 04/22/2011 4:53:50 PM PDT by Feckless (I was trained by the US Government to Kill Commies and Radical Moo-slims. Now ain't that irOnic?)
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To: moonshinner_09

We aren’t deporting immigrants. We’re deporting ****ing lawbreaking illegal alien invaders who have no respect for the laws of the United States. We don’t need that kind of crap going on in our country.


12 posted on 04/22/2011 5:06:05 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer ("Game on!" - Sarah Palin 2012)
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To: moonshinner_09

If they’re deported who’s gonna mow the lawns?


13 posted on 04/22/2011 5:06:14 PM PDT by VideoDoctor
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To: freekitty

They aren’t families; they are anchor babies and baby-daddies.


14 posted on 04/22/2011 5:09:27 PM PDT by kearnyirish2
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To: VideoDoctor

My ForeFathers said if they had known what was going to happen they would have picked their own cotton. I will pick my own garden and mow my own yard thank you.


15 posted on 04/22/2011 5:10:30 PM PDT by Lees Swrd ("Arms discourage and keep the invader and plunderer in awe and preserve order in the world as well")
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To: Lees Swrd

garden= vegetable garden.


16 posted on 04/22/2011 5:13:07 PM PDT by Lees Swrd ("Arms discourage and keep the invader and plunderer in awe and preserve order in the world as well")
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To: moonshinner_09

Ooh, hundreds? There’s a strong voice. I’m scared.

Here’s the thing — if we ‘give it back,’ then what are they going to do for Food Stamps, free housing, free schooling, free university education, etc?


17 posted on 04/22/2011 5:13:43 PM PDT by bboop (Stealth Tutor)
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To: moonshinner_09
"Hundreds of people rallied at a church in Charlotte's Belmont neighborhood"

Also known as "a target-rich environment".

18 posted on 04/22/2011 5:14:30 PM PDT by traditional1 ("Don't gotsta worry 'bout no mo'gage, don't gotsta worry 'bout no gas; Obama gonna take care o' me!)
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To: moonshinner_09

Thank God we moved from Charlotte, NC. What a liberal cesspool!


19 posted on 04/22/2011 5:32:57 PM PDT by Big_Harry ( Starve the Beast!)
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To: RightGeek
Nobody is breaking up the family.

Only rotten person would get deported and leave his kids in a foreign country.

20 posted on 04/22/2011 5:44:46 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This post is not a statement of fact. It is merely a personal opinion -- or humor -- or both)
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To: moonshinner_09

“hundreds” when applied by gerbalists to an event like this means the families of the illegals, shirt-tail relatives, a lefty minister and the church janitor.
“hundreds” applied to, say, to a regional tea party rally: tens or hundreds of thousands. The gerbs just forget the last part.


21 posted on 04/22/2011 5:50:29 PM PDT by tumblindice (So this 12" inch pianist is playing away on a miniature grand Steinway, and the drunk says "Hey, I)
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To: moonshinner_09
Many who came to St. Paul's Baptist Church for the rally

I'm saddened to learn that this is a Baptist Church. Just affirms that there are some really stupid people in all religions.

22 posted on 04/22/2011 6:01:37 PM PDT by Graybeard58 (I have already previewed or do not wish to preview this composition.)
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To: traditional1

“Also known as “a target-rich environment”.”

Exactly. Round up the mother-jumpers.

And shoot any that resist. Screw them.


23 posted on 04/22/2011 6:03:29 PM PDT by Levante
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To: stubernx98

Should read:

“Hundreds of illegal aliens rally against deportation of hundreds of OTHER illegal aliens”


24 posted on 04/22/2011 6:25:50 PM PDT by july4thfreedomfoundation (A Jimmy Carter got us a Ronald Reagan......A Barack Obama will get us a Sarah Palin)
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To: kearnyirish2

I know that; but they are still family; so they can take them with them.


25 posted on 04/22/2011 6:28:04 PM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: FlingWingFlyer
"We’re deporting ****ing lawbreaking illegal alien invaders who have no respect for the laws of the United States. We don’t need that kind of crap going on in our country."

Damn straight! Deport the invaders and the SOBs that hire them, and let their families follow them back if they're so inclined.

No Way Jose (No Se Puede!) by 10 Pound Test

Scouts Out! Cavalry Ho!

26 posted on 04/22/2011 6:37:42 PM PDT by wku man (Who says conservatives don't rock? www.myspace.com/10poundtest)
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To: Levante

Someone invades your home, un-invited, and looking for what they can get for free....employ the “Castle Doctrine”.


27 posted on 04/22/2011 6:40:17 PM PDT by traditional1 ("Don't gotsta worry 'bout no mo'gage, don't gotsta worry 'bout no gas; Obama gonna take care o' me!)
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To: freekitty

I wholeheartedly concur.


28 posted on 04/22/2011 6:41:41 PM PDT by kearnyirish2
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To: moonshinner_09

How many of those “hundreds” are legal?


29 posted on 04/22/2011 6:44:01 PM PDT by BunnySlippers (I love BULL MARKETS . . .)
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To: tumblindice
Remember, in the MSM....

2 liberal protestors standing on a street corner = dozens

Dozen lib protestors chanting and waving signs = hundreds

Couple of busloads of lib protestors with signs and a bullhorn = thousands

BUT...

250,000 Teapartiers show up in DC = "Sparsely Attended"

30 posted on 04/22/2011 6:53:57 PM PDT by wbill
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To: SunkenCiv

Yeah, I really feel for that woman, but I just can’t reach her.


31 posted on 04/22/2011 9:09:01 PM PDT by TheOldLady
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To: TheOldLady

I’m not sure what I’d do if she were within reach. ;’)


32 posted on 04/23/2011 4:36:47 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (Thanks Cincinna for this link -- http://www.friendsofitamar.org)
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To: wbill; tumblindice

It’s almost as if the media are controlled by and/or filled with partisan shills.


33 posted on 04/23/2011 4:49:49 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (Thanks Cincinna for this link -- http://www.friendsofitamar.org)
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To: SunkenCiv

Whatever it is, I’ll help you.


34 posted on 04/23/2011 8:00:40 AM PDT by TheOldLady
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To: traditional1

“Someone invades your home, un-invited, and looking for what they can get for free....employ the “Castle Doctrine”.”

Amen.


35 posted on 04/23/2011 10:50:07 AM PDT by Levante
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To: moonshinner_09

What values are we talking about here? The one that says you write off your so-called family member and stay in the country for your own greed?

Who is forcing these people to stay or abandon their family?


36 posted on 04/23/2011 10:53:47 AM PDT by School of Rational Thought (Get the BO out of the Executive Mansion.)
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