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.
(Excerpt) Read more at nytimes.com ...
Democratic Party Platform Immigration - Lizbeth Mateo
I came to this country when I had just turned fourteen. I carried with me few things: the memories of friends and loved ones left behind and a few personal dreams and ambitions. I relied on one phrase: Sorry, I dont speak English. After weeks of crying myself to sleep, I found myself surrounded by new friends and teachers who welcomed me and believed in my abilities. After four years of hard work, I became the first person in my family to graduate from high school, yet it was a bittersweet accomplishment. After high school graduation, I had to choose between pursuing college in Mexico and fighting for a future in the United States. Im American. I stayed to fight.
I dream of being a lawyer one day, and defending the causes of liberty and justice in this country before the Supreme Court. All of this, and more, is possible if we can pass the DREAM Act together. Jo
founder of Dream Team Los Angeles, a youth-&;led organization of students, educators, and community members seeking to empower immigrant youth
Testified at the California state capitol on the barriers faced by undocumented youth
Testified in Congress on the urgent need for the DREAM Act
Facebook: Lizbeth Mateo
Country of Origin: Mexico
Current City: Los Angeles
“We ARE Americans: Undocumented Students Pursuing The American Dream”
you are illegal... i.e., criminal in our country. In any other country in the world, you would be arrested and shot/sentenced.... get over it... you are living a lie, a criminal act by being illegal!!! and you want to be a lawyer!? where ?! you have to have an ethical past to practice in America!!
Lettuce Prey !
Is Mr. McCain going to have them arrested? That is what our government does to people who don’t want these lawbreakers here in the first place. Who does our government REALLY FEAR?
Now little Johnny can see, up close, how out of control the situation has become
Because of people like you, AMERICANS don't have any more MONEY to be SPENDING. Get out of my country, skank!
Why didn’t McLame offer them $50 an hour lettuce picking jobs, you know, the jobs Americans don’t want?
C’mon Juan, cough up them jobs, ya jerk!
Why wasn’t ICE sent to disperse the “crowd”? It’s time to stop putting up with the demands of those who are raping this country and who are here as ILLEGALS.
If she ever actually became a lawyer it would be an immigration lawyer....lining her pockets...subverting America by keeping illegals from getting the sharp toe of the deportation
If you’re “undocumented”, you’re not an American. When my Grandparents came here through Ellis Island, they didn’t see citizenship as a “right”. They knew they could be put on a ship back to Europe.
Two pertinent question: Why weren’t the “Illegal Immigrant students” arrested and deported? The NYTimes headlines openly states “Illegal Immigrant” Students Protest....and “How can their threats be worth anything? “ Illegals are now admitting they can vote?
McCain shakes up staff as race tightens...
They will all be back in under a year.
Looks like three of them didn't.
Three down...millions to go.
You can’t make this shiite up. LOL!
In response J.D. should invite all illegal immigrants to come protest at his campaign office.
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