Skip to comments.AZ-Sen. 2010: Illegal Immigrant Students Protest at McCain Office (INCLUDING MUSLIM ILLEGAL ALIEN)
Posted on 05/17/2010 8:40:25 PM PDT by rabscuttle385
In an escalation of protest tactics, five immigrants dressed in caps and gowns held a sit-in on Monday at the Tucson offices of Senator John McCain, calling on him to sponsor legislation to open a path to legal status for young illegal immigrants.
Four of the protesters, including three who are in the country illegally, were arrested Monday evening on misdemeanor trespassing charges. The three were expected to face deportation proceedings.
It was the first time students have directly risked deportation in an effort to prompt Congress to take up a bill that would benefit illegal immigrant youths.
Brooke Buchanan, a spokeswoman for Mr. McCain, said of the protesters, The individuals have a right to peacefully protest in the senators office, and added that Mr. McCain understands the students frustrations.
But she said: Elections have consequences, and they should focus their efforts on the president and the Democrats that control the agenda in Congress.
Ive been organizing for years, and a lot of my friends have become frustrated and lost hope, said one of the students, Lizbeth Mateo, 25. We dont have any more time to be waiting. I really believe this year we can make it happen.
Ms. Mateo was arrested, along with Mohammad Abdollahi, 24, of Ann Arbor, Mich.; and Yahaira Carrillo, 25, of Kansas City, Mo. All three are illegal immigrants.
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Of course there's only one right answer...send 'em packing.
Three is a good start.
I believe the correct phrase would be “illegal immigrant yutes”.
Flush ‘em out, and take ‘em!
I love a happy ending.
Well, good! Now they can each go to their home countries degree in hand and help lift their 3d-world **ithole out of the muck.
Sounds like they are a public nuisance and should be sent home.
Probably not a bump JD saw coming.
If you know where illegal aliens work, live or hang out, the Feds have a TIP LINE — 866-347-2423. Pass this on.
Five immigrants is an escalation?
if the protestors/illegals put as much effort into applying for legal status as they do ‘protesting’, they’d already be well on the way to citizenship and there would be no issue in the first place
stupid is as stupid does
Wonder what would happen if illegals protested at a Mexican or Iranian politicians office?
Reaping what you sow.
Deport deport deport!
“they should focus their efforts on the president and the Democrats that control the agenda in Congress”
English translation: Sorry, but the senator is busy right now pretending to be a conservative Republican.
Two gifts in one day! The Dem Senate candidate for Connecticut is a phony Viet Nam Vet—and now these border-burglars embarrassing the McCain family...what a great Monday!
Still in McCain’s office w/ @midreamact @YCarrillo4 @ilehlainat & Raul. This is for all of you Dreamers and the #dreamact. <3 you all. :)
about 7 hours ago via UberTwitter
risking deportation staging a sit in @McCain’s AZ office, Pass the dream act as a stand alone bill thedreamiscoming.com
about 8 hours ago via web
RT @DreamNow: On the anniversary of the landmark case Brown v. Board of education. Four undocumented student leaders, are staging... htt ...
about 9 hours ago via web