Skip to comments.Thousands rally against immigration law
Posted on 07/02/2011 11:24:06 AM PDT by moonshinner_09
Eighteen-year-old Myra Cerecero said she wakes up every morning praying her parents made it home safely."I'm living in a constant state of fear they'll be picked up," said the daughter of illegal immigrants. The American-born Loganville teen was among an estimated 5,000 protesters -- roughly half the crowd organizers had hoped to attract -- who jammed the streets of downtown Atlanta Saturday morning to voice their opposition to House Bill 87, Georgia's crackdown on illegal immigrants.
The recently signed bill penalizes those who use false identification to secure jobs as well as government officials who fail to enforce the state's immigration laws.
Though the law went into effect Friday, protest organizers say the fight to repeal HB 87 is far from over.
"This is the beginning of the end, not the end," said Teodoro Maus, president of the Georgia Latino Alliance on Human Rights (GLAHR).
Protesters invoked President Barack Obama's name repeatedly as they marched past the state Capitol, signifying their support of the federal DREAM Act, which would provide conditional permanent residency to certain illegal immigrants, such as high school graduates, who came to this country as minors.
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Keep marching you stupid bastards. Keep showing the American people why we need these laws. Way to go Peach State!
Make a deal with her. She can stay, and be granted legal status, but she has to turn in her parents to ICE.
Sounds like a logical and responsible law to me.
What was the Mexican to US Flag ratio?
We need to deport or imprison ALL illegal aliens, including their anchor babies, seal/secure the border with armed troops a fence and a wall, and have a lethal response to anyone re-entering illegally.
Note:The message Saturday was about more than politics, according to Adelina Nicholls, executive director of the GLAHR.
“We believe they have the right to stay here,” she said. “Our kids have grown up here. We work here. This is our country also.”
>>Adelina Nicholls, executive director of the GLAHR.
We believe they have the right to stay here, she said. Our kids have grown up here. We work here. This is our country also.<<
....but we are no subject to any of the laws here because we are Mexicans.
If this were a just world, ICE would be traversing these crowds with handcuffs and cage wagons.
Loyalty to the US is actuality more important than legal status...but how does one prove that?
“The recently signed bill penalizes those who use false identification to secure jobs as well as government officials who fail to enforce the state’s immigration laws”
So some state has the audacity to think that anti-forgery laws and borders are supposed to actually mean something?
The world will clearly come to an end if we have the rule of law here in America! If we have the rule of law then America might end up being different than the corrupt places these people left.
If you take lawlessness with you wherever you go, then you’ll never escape the consequences of lawlessness.
“...marchers chanted “Si, se puede,” Spanish for Obama’s 2008 campaign slogan, “Yes we can. “
Is it any wonder that the cesspool of a country that they ran from is as screwed up as it is? We don’t need it. We don’t want it. Get out!!
“If you take lawlessness with you wherever you go, then youll never escape the consequences of lawlessness.”
Why don’t other people get this?
These foreign criminals who are demanding that they are above the laws of the United States destroyed their own countries with the same attitude.
These idiotic Mexicans don’t get that Americans don’t want to import their criminal mentality into the US, because that criminal mentality is what destroyed Mexico.
Foreign nationals who illegally enter the U.S. are not immigrants they are illegal entrants. They are not undocumented, they are documented as citizens of another country or in other words they are documented as not being American citizens. Foreign nationals are not immigrants because they never applied for immigration status or naturalization. I do feel sorry for these kids whose parents have allowed them to be raised in a foreign land so they don’t feel at home in the place of their documented citizenship. Perhaps, very slim perhaps, they should be offered legal residency status, but not citizenship. Why? Because their parents didn’t follow the rules, the laws and neither the parents or their child deserve to be allowed full citizenship with voting privileges. Full citizeship and voting privileges belong to those who follow the rules/laws. And it doesn’t matter that it was the parents who didn’t follow the rules, by denying the children full status, you are punishing the parents and yet at the same time we could be compassionate and reward the children with legal residency, yet deny them full citizenship and voting privileges as that was their parents goal and it should be denied as punishment to the parents. Yet by allowing the children legal residency they can stay, but it will be their children who are eligible for full citizenship and voting privileges. There has to be a line drawn or else we have to become imperialists, conquer the world and declare every living person on Earthto be an American citizen. Which is it?
Hopefully I’ve made some sense in what I wrote.
I have no tears for illegal foreign invaders. Your parents should have come to this country the legal way. They used you as a pawn in a shell game.
The ones rallying should all be packed into flat bed trucks and shipped back to their own country! Criminals should not be supplied with protest permits! Any American participating in an illegal protest should be heavily fined!
“Give me your tired, your worthless, your poor, yearning for the EITC.”
According to the latest census facts, 75% of illegals receive some form of government money, usually through aid to children.
The “children” attack the USA and their neighbors around them for insisting on adherance to legal immigration policy. Shouldn’t they be angry instead at their parents, who have all been here long enough to have at least started the immigration process and who have USED them for income? The anger is obviously misplaced.
so, How about, ‘se se pueda’ about getting their parents to accept responsibility for their actions AND the consequences? Should there be no penalty for illegal occupation? or stealing identities? or taking jobs/housing/services/immigration slots/foodstamps meant for those who are legally entitled to them?
(notice the illegals would rather leave, than begin the citizenship process and pay the financial penalties for their deceptions!!!!)
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