Skip to comments.Albert Lea residents protest [business owner's] sign against illegal immigrants
Posted on 08/08/2012 11:44:29 AM PDT by kevcol
ALBERT LEA About a hundred people marched on Monday evening to protest a sign that calls for the deportation of illegal immigrants.
The rally and march through Albert Lea were organized by the Owatonna-based immigrant rights group Centro Campesino to denounce a scrolling LED sign that reads "check dictionary, illegal is criminal." The sign was put up on the outside wall of a local business.
The recent shooting at a Sikh temple in Wisconsin heightens the need for discussions about race and ethnicity across the country, said Jeffrey Jurewicz, Centro Campesino community organizer.
"It made me a little bit fearful to come here today," Jurewicz said. "After hearing so many stories of how hostile this place here and experiencing it myself while organizing this protest, I thought to myself, when there is a climate of intolerance and hate, you never know what could happen."
An airplane carrying another sign that reading "catch and release - no; deport illegals - si" also flew above the city Monday night.
The owner of the building on which the sign hangs did not return calls for comment. A handful of residents gathered in support of the sign's message.
"I recognize that this gentleman has every right to exercise his freedom of speech," Jurewicz said. "However, we also have that right and so our goal really became to raise awareness and to try and change the culture about undocumented immigrants here in Albert Lea and to try and really shift attitudes."
"It made me a little bit fearful to come here today," Jurewicz said. "After hearing so many stories of how hostile this place here and experiencing it myself while organizing this protest
In other words, these were out of town protesters bussed in by an out of town "community organizer" to harass a local business owner who advocates enforcing the law.
” In other words, these were out of town protesters bussed in by an out of town “community organizer” to harass a local business owner who advocates enforcing the law. “
Anyone who protests such an unobtrusive sign should be locked up for aiding and abetting.
FWIW I doubt that Canada would want these criminals back.
Whats that got to do with illegal immigration, Jeffrey?
Albert Lea is the same town where a filthy moslem “doctor” who supports female genital mutilation was practicing his butchery before Mayo Clinic fired him.I wonder if any of these clowns were patients of that butcher.(Of course the taxpayers would have been *paying* for that care).
Why, how dare anyone suggest that a lawbreaker receive the just penalty for his crime?
They are based out of Owatonna, MN, which is about 35 miles away. They are pro-illegal immigration and do a lot for “migrant farmworkers”.
They are also praised by our white house. http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2011/03/08/empowering-latinos-minnesota-story-celebrating-service
Yeah! Demanding that the law be up held is just hate filled racism. /sarcasm