Skip to comments.Yadkin County immigrant who protested in Charlotte out of jail
Posted on 09/09/2011 7:13:41 AM PDT by moonshinner_09
Risking deportation to Mexico in order to protest U.S. immigration law was worth it for Martin Rodriguez, an honors high school graduate from Yadkin County who was raised in the United States but is not authorized to live here.
"I think we got the message out to other undocumented students that there is no need to fear because we are not criminals. We're human beings," Rodriguez said Thursday, the morning after he got out of a Mecklenburg County jail.
Rodriguez is one of 15 people arrested during a sit-in rally Tuesday in Charlotte.
Charlotte-Mecklenburg police officers charged most of them with misdemeanor disorderly conduct and impeding traffic after several protesters sat in the middle of a busy intersection, blocked traffic and shouted chants such as "Education, not deportation!" and "The people united will never be divided!"
The rally and subsequent arrests were aimed at raising awareness about immigrants such as Rodriguez. They want Congress to pass legislation known as the Dream Act, which would allow young, educated immigrants to correct their immigration status and go to college or join the military.
Ten of the 15 arrested are illegal immigrants, rally organizers said.
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“....we’re not criminals, we’re human beings....”
A human being can certainly not be a criminal.
A human being can also be a criminal.
In that case of that ILLEGAL ALIEN, he is indeed a criminal.
And we want to pay for more schooling for this idiot?
Heck, he’s already qualified to work in the West Wing - along with Obama’s brother.
Obama will have him over to white house for a bbq and have a few beers in a few days to talk about the very bad laws
They are all illegal entrants. They can readily rectify that problem by going home!
Yes, you are a criminal, hence the term illegal.
It is perfectly clear. Obama wants these criminals' votes.
Apparently, this high school doesn't have high educational standards if this honors student doesn't know that sneaking across the border is an illegal act making him a criminal.
Actually they are invaders. If they carry weapons, they are then armed invaders which is an act of war!
That's just a cop out.
It appears to me that he merely stated facts.
It’s better to send them back.
I don’t need an excuse. They are trespassing in my country and trespassers are legal game. No limit, no license required.
If they’d only stay away. We both know the answer is to cut off all financial, medical, housing and work aid. They will self deport.
And end the anchor baby nonsense.
So what? American lawbreakers are human beings too.