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  • Anti-immigrant sentiment grows into nationwide hate crimes

    05/21/2006 2:43:16 PM PDT · by SJackson · 45 replies · 1,482+ views
    Final Call ^ | 5-21-06
    Anti-immigrant sentiment grows into nationwide hate crimesBy Charlene MuhammadUpdated May 16, 2006, 03:32 pm   Protesting students from across California march towards city hall in Los Angeles, Apr. 15. The march is dedicated to 14-year-old Anthony Soltero, who committed suicide after allegedly being threatened by a school official for participating in immigration protests. Photo: AP/World Wide Photos LOS ANGELES (FinalCall.com) - As nationwide pro-immigrant conferences, marches and rallies continue alongside the increasing debate over immigration reform legislation, anti-immigrant sentiments are transforming into hate crimes against immigrants, particularly Latinos. Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger recently informed that some Latino officials, including California...
  • THE IMMIGRATION DEBATE(barf alert)

    05/15/2006 1:01:00 PM PDT · by crazyhorse691 · 16 replies · 658+ views
    The Oregonian ^ | May 15, 2006 | Norman R. Williams(professor of law)
    Our double standard on U.S. citizenship The nationwide marches on May 1 generated the expected counter-reaction among anti-immigrant groups and politicians, who voiced outrage at the demonstrations and, in some cases, the demonstrators. Professed outrage is the rhetorical currency of our polarized political climate, but here the reactions concealed something far more troubling and ultimately disabling for the immigration debate: a pronounced inability to see Mexican Americans -- even those who are citizens and who have lived here for decades -- as authentic, loyal Americans. For starters, take the hostility generated among opponents of immigrant rights by the sight of...
  • Immigration rallies force L.A. mayor into political tight spot

    05/15/2006 3:06:38 AM PDT · by Sharks · 9 replies · 779+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | May 14, 2006 | James Sterngold, Chronicle Staff Writer
    Los Angeles -- When the immigration rights movement erupted from coast to coast beginning in March, Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa embraced it with greater energy and visibility than just about any other political leader. Villaraigosa, the first Latino elected mayor here in modern times, spoke at every major demonstration in the city, in Spanish and in English, backing the calls for a fair path to citizenship for millions of undocumented immigrants. He was lauded by many of the demonstrators as a champion of their cause. But the normally voluble mayor was uncharacteristically restrained in discussing the issue in an interview last...
  • Sleeping giant of American politics continues its siesta

    05/14/2006 8:56:42 AM PDT · by ncountylee · 20 replies · 630+ views
    sfgate ^ | May 14, 2006 | Alan Greenblatt, A.G. Newmyer III
    The day after one of the big pro-immigrant marches, a woman sat on a bench chatting about the event on her cell phone. She was recapping in Spanish, but switched to English to quote its key slogan: "Today we march, tomorrow we vote." Many commentators have taken the marchers at their word, believing that the congressional debate over immigration has finally roused Latinos to become more engaged in the political process. But there's reason to suspect that Latinos -- long considered the "sleeping giant" of American politics -- may yet continue to slumber. Latinos have never voted at the same...
  • Vintage Rally Spurs Clash

    05/06/2006 9:48:35 AM PDT · by reformed_dem · 23 replies · 819+ views
    Napa Valley Register ^ | May 6, 2006 | Cristina deLeon-Menjivar
    A lunchtime pro-America demonstration by Vintage High students turned into a tense verbal clash Monday, as Anglo and Latino students taunted each other. In one case, two female students got into a fight. The demonstration in Vintage High's back parking lot was organized by Anglo students. About 30 teens came together around several pick-up trucks, proudly waving American flags and blasting country music. The demonstration angered some Latino students, who banded together and confronted the others. According to Vintage Principal Eric Schneider, about 50 students were involved, and there were many spectators. "It's unfortunate, this was supposed to be a...
  • What the main street media is not telling the American people about the May 1 march

    05/05/2006 8:31:30 PM PDT · by The Bronze Titan · 28 replies · 1,802+ views
    TheRealCuba ^ | May 5, 2006 | TheRealCuba
    What the main street media is not telling the American people about the May 1 march... "Some of the immigrant groups who marched on May 1 have complained about the lack of participation by Cuban-Americans. But how can they expect us to participate in marches organized by groups who support the terrorist regime in Cuba, with people wearing che Guevara t-shirts and who are interested in hurting this country that allowed us to begin a new life when our own country was taken over by a brutal dictator? One thing is to ask for fair treatments for all immigrants and...
  • Covenanters Join Marches in L.A., Chicago (barf alert Evangelical Covenant)

    05/05/2006 10:18:54 AM PDT · by Terriergal · 24 replies · 486+ views
    http://www.covchurch.org/cov/news/item4885.html ^ | May 3, 2006 | The Evangelical Covenant Church
    Covenant News Covenanters Join Marches in L.A., Chicago LOS ANGELES (May 3) - Two Evangelical Covenant Church conference leaders were among those participating in the immigration reform demonstration here Monday, and a Covenant pastor in Chicago says it was important that he and several students participated in the Midwest city's march the same day. Two walks occurred in Los Angeles, and Greg Yee and Walter Contreras found themselves near the front of the second event, walking alongside Cardinal Roger Mahoney. They were subsequently joined by other Covenant pastors participating in the march, which police say attracted some 500,000 individuals. Yee...
  • 'El Uno de Mayo' Online

    05/05/2006 7:02:04 PM PDT · by SquirrelKing · 28 replies · 1,675+ views
    onthefencefilms.com [via Libertas] ^ | 05/05/2006 | Stuart Browning
    Jason Apuzzo of the Conservative film & entertainment blog LIBERTAS has posted a link to On The Fence Films' incredible 4.5 minute docuentary on the organization and support for the massive May 1 rallies held across the country. It is extremely revealing. Link to video HERE.
  • Media Is Mum About Mexican Anti Wal-Mart Riots

    05/05/2006 11:03:29 AM PDT · by Sam Hill · 26 replies · 1,244+ views
    Sweetness & Light ^ | May 5, 2006 | N/A
    Why is our one party media not telling us who is behind the riots in Mexico and why they are rioting? Here's a prime example of the purposeful lack of information from the DNC's Associated Press [excerpted]: Villagers clash with police in the village of San Salvador Atenco, about 31 miles east of Mexico City May 3, 2006. Violence erupted in the village this morning after police arrived to evict a small group of street vendors and villagers rallied in their support. The clashes have left at least two dead so far, an dozens injured, and the villagers are holding...
  • MORMON BATTALION MONUMENT (the true story vs. the lies of KTTV reporter Tony "Reconquista" Valdez)

    05/04/2006 9:55:00 AM PDT · by doug from upland · 32 replies · 2,799+ views
    media.utah.edu ^ | 2006 | Susan Easton Black
    Hear the incredible MP3 of the exchange between KTTV news reporter Tony Valdez and KFI's John and Ken -- CLICK AND LISTEN "And here in California there's a monument to the Mormon Battalion, the great heroes who killed a lot of Mexicans, enough Mexicans so that this part of the world could be taken by force, by force by the United States." ...Tony Valdez, KTTV Newsman, 5-1-06 Simulcast on KFI radio and KTTV ===================================================================== I've spoken to the public affairs spokesman for the Mormon church in Los Angeles and sent them the clip. I suspect that the apology the station...
  • MEMO TO FED-UP ALIENS: FEEL FREE TO GO HOME (boycott sends message of anarchy)

    05/04/2006 8:40:48 AM PDT · by Liz · 61 replies · 1,877+ views
    NY POST ^ | 5/4/06 | EDITORIALS
    **** I am outraged that persons illegally in our country are determined to change its laws....Fairfield, Conn. **** On May 1.....there was not one nationally recognizable, elected political official speaking on behalf of amnesty. Even super-panderers Kennedy, Schumer and Clinton, high-profile speakers the last time, were nowhere to be found. East Setauket **** Illegal immigrants are out of control and, sadly, are causing upset within our country......enough is enough. If they're not happy with the way we do business in the US, they should go home...... Illegal aliens work off the books, drive around without auto insurance and licenses and...
  • Boycott? More like bullying

    05/04/2006 5:17:36 AM PDT · by conservativecorner · 36 replies · 878+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | May 4, 2006 | Leslie Sanchez
    MONDAY'S "Great American Boycott," which was timed to coincide with the traditional May Day communist celebration of the worker, has been compared to the nonviolent 1965 march for voting rights from Selma to Montgomery, Ala. Organizers even passed out copies of "We Shall Overcome" in Spanish. Don't buy it. ADVERTISEMENT The Selma-to-Montgomery march was about voting rights afforded to citizens under the Constitution; the May Day boycott was a demand for entitlements grounded only in the imaginations of the organizers. What happened at the Edmund Pettus Bridge outside Selma was a nonviolent demonstration to build sympathetic political support for legislation...
  • FROM KFI'S JOHN AND KEN: KTTV's Tony Valdez to apologize for his racist comments!

    05/03/2006 5:47:27 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 73 replies · 2,464+ views
    John and Ken show ^ | 5-3-06 | Doug from Upland
    ORIGINAL THREAD John and Ken have just read an email that was received by a KFI listener from KTTV. Apparently, KTTV has been bombarded with complaints about the racist comments made by newscaster Tony Valdez --- "You took this country. You killed people to take this country for yourselves." According to the email, Valdez will apologize on his Sunday television show. In Los Angeles, it is at 9am on channel 11 following FOX NEWS SUNDAY. After posting the number, I have a feeling that many FReepers made complaints. I left a message on Valdez's machine demanding an apology and...
  • CA: May 1 absenses may not have impact on schools

    05/03/2006 5:13:43 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 13 replies · 352+ views
    Daily Bulletin ^ | 5/3/06 | Andrew Silva
    Schools shouldn't see a major financial hit because of Monday's immigration rallies because the state quit counting students for funding purposes two weeks ago. Several districts reported up to a threefold jump in absences Monday, so there was potential for a serious loss of funding. Students who missed class won't face any unusual punishments beyond the normal steps for unexcused absences, school officials said. Schools are paid by the state based on the number of students in attendance. If a student has an unexcused absence, the district doesn't get paid for that student on that day. Funding is "based on...
  • Byron York: At immigration rallies, look for the union label

    05/03/2006 6:20:11 PM PDT · by Jean S · 14 replies · 864+ views
    The Hill ^ | May 4, 06 | Byron York
    Did you notice the blue signs that said “We Are America” at the pro-illegal-immigration rallies in Washington and elsewhere? They might just as easily have said, “We are organized labor.”If you look at the small print on those signs, you’ll see a reference to an organization called the New American Opportunity Campaign. Find the group’s website and click on the line to send a donation and you’ll be told, “Make checks payable to: Coalition for Comprehensive Immigration Reform, 1775 K Street NW, Suite 620, Washington DC 20006.”Look up that address and you’ll find it is the Washington headquarters for UNITE...
  • May Day protest organized by communists

    05/03/2006 2:47:57 PM PDT · by rightalien · 29 replies · 1,379+ views
    WorldNetDaily.com ^ | May 3, 2006 | Jerome R. Corsi
    Radical organizations, including active communist and revolutionary socialist organizations, were the driving force organizing the immigration boycott rally at Union Square in New York City on Monday. WND attended the event and took over 350 photographs documenting the effort by the radical political left to deliver an anti-American, anti-imperialist message under the guise of an "immigration rights" rally. The "Immigrant Boycott Day" was intentionally scheduled for May 1, worldwide known as the communist and socialist "May Day" holiday celebrating the struggle of "exploited workers" internationally. This scheduling decision was downplayed by the mainstream media. Documenting how carefully the radical political...
  • Did illegals' boycott waken sleeping giant?

    05/03/2006 12:52:13 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 55 replies · 2,844+ views
    Valley Press . ^ | on Wednesday, May 3, 2006
    Among the mostly fawning news coverage of Monday's "Great American Boycott" there was footage of a protester with a sign that said, "The sleeping giant is awake." Despite its oxymoronic syntax, the sign may have been far more prescient that the bearer realized. We don't believe the open-borders crowd can in any way be described as a sleeping giant. It's pretty vocal, whether it's gigantic or not, and it always gets tons of favorable media coverage. No, the real sleeping giant is the American people. Sold down the river by both political parties and a federal government that steadfastly refuses...
  • Photos from Los Angeles illegal alien march - 1 May 06

    05/02/2006 6:37:44 AM PDT · by Spiff · 83 replies · 6,040+ views
    2 May 06
    Here are some photos of the Los Angeles rally and march for the criminal invaders that were posted by their supporters. These are pics you will not see in the Mainstream Media.
  • Day Without an Immigrant gets mixed reaction in Napa (Illegals still take free services that day)

    05/03/2006 11:52:50 AM PDT · by skyman · 49 replies · 1,716+ views
    Napa Valley Register ^ | 5/2006 | JULISSA McKINNON AND CRISTINA DE LEON-MENJIVAR
    Mario Medina works seven days a week, usually from the 6:30 a.m. start of the breakfast run until he shuts down his "Tacos Michoacn" truck around 11 p.m. Monday marked a rare day of respite for the 30-year-old entrepreneur who joined thousands of people in Napa County -- and hundreds of thousands across the nation -- in a day-long economic boycott in support of immigrant rights. "To unite ourselves with the rest of the Latino community, we're not doing any business today," Medina said in Spanish, taking a break from hosing down one of his two trucks' aluminum-plated interior in...
  • Charlie Daniels (our flag has stars and stripes, please get that other one out of my face)

    05/03/2006 7:08:14 AM PDT · by IrishMike · 81 replies · 6,941+ views
    April 10, 2006 | Charlie Daniels
    Mexican Standoff I dont know how everybody else feels about it, but to me I think Hispanic people in this country, legally or illegally, made a huge public relations mistake with their recent demonstrations. I dont blame anybody in the world for wanting to come to the United States of America, as it is a truly wonderful place. But when the first thing you do when you set foot on American soil is illegal it is flat out wrong and I dont care how many lala land left heads come out of the woodwork and start trying to give me...
  • MASSIVE photo essay on the Los Angeles immigration protest!

    05/03/2006 8:31:18 AM PDT · by connell · 19 replies · 1,220+ views
    ModernConservative.com ^ | Christopher Cook
    We've got over 125 photos---along with some descriptions and commentary---from Monday's immigration protest in downtown Los Angeles. We will be adding more photos and videos throughout the day today (and possibly into tomorrow). It really is a pretty comprehensive photo essay---enjoy! PS - Feel free to download and use any of our pictures, but please include a link to our site (http://www.modernconservative.com/). Thx, CC
  • Reconquista is Real

    05/03/2006 9:32:35 AM PDT · by VU4G10 · 166 replies · 3,627+ views
    humanevent ^ | May 03, 2006 | Michelle Malkin
    There are none so blind as those who will not see. While the mainstream media heaped praise on the "peaceful" May Day protesters and newspapers plastered sympathetic photos of the pro-illegal alien "sea of humanity" all over their front pages, freelance photographers, bloggers and radio interviewers captured a sea of open-borders militancy nationwide. Uninformed political observers delude themselves into thinking that these sentiments are relegated to the fringe. But the core concepts of reconquista (the "re-conquest" of the Southwest by Mexico) have spread wide and deep -- from San Francisco to Los Angeles to Milwaukee to Arkansas and beyond. In...
  • After Protests, Backlash Grows

    05/02/2006 9:28:39 PM PDT · by HoldFast · 144 replies · 3,591+ views
    Washington Post ^ | 5/3/06 | Darryl Fears
    While a series of marches focused much of the nation's attention on the plight of illegal immigrants, scores of other Americans quietly seethed. Now, with the same full-throated cry expressed by those in the country illegally, they are shouting back. Congressional leaders in Washington have gotten bricks in the mail from a group that advocates building a border fence, states in the West and South have drawn up tough anti-immigrant laws, and ordinary citizens, such as Janis McDonald of Pennsylvania, who considers herself a liberal, are not mincing words in expressing their displeasure.
  • Border Patrol Group Seeks More Enforcement ~ After yesterday's unreported riots.....

    05/03/2006 8:31:36 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 45 replies · 1,906+ views
    Las Vegas Sun ^ | May 03, 2006 at 4:17:4 PDT | GILLIAN FLACCUS ASSOCIATED PRESS
    LOS ANGELES (AP) - The Minuteman Project civilian border patrol group planned to kick off a 12-city tour Wednesday to build support for its get-tough border stance in the wake of pro-immigant rallies around the country. Organizers said they will use the caravan, which is scheduled to finish on Capitol Hill, to mobilize voters and recruit members. The group is made up of volunteers who patrol the border and strongly oppose illegal immigration. The group hopes to counter the impact made by the more than 1 million illegal immigrants and their supporters who took to the nation's streets earlier this...
  • Colorado Gov. Owens statement on immigration rally

    05/03/2006 10:14:00 AM PDT · by Crackingham · 21 replies · 753+ views
    Colorado Gov. Bill Owens issued the following statement, following the "We Are America Rally" in Denver. “I appreciate the fact that the groups who demonstrated here today did so in a peaceful and respectful manner. While the impact of today's events won't be known for sometime, it is obvious we must continue to have a national debate on the issue of immigration. Ultimately, the solution isn't here at the statehouse but in the halls of Congress. “I have made my position concerning immigration clear in recent months. First, for any immigration plan to work, we must secure our borders. Second,...
  • US Senate to make new try at immigration law after huge protests

    05/02/2006 8:17:07 PM PDT · by Revel · 51 replies · 1,188+ views
    AFP ^ | 5/2/06
    US Senate to make new try at immigration law after huge protests May 02 7:15 PM US/Eastern Email this story The US Senate will make a new attempt this month to agree on immigration reforms, a top Republican said after more than one million people demonstrated for immigrant rights. Senator Bill Frist said the upper chamber could consider the issue again in two weeks, after having failed in April to bridge broad differences over proposals to give 11.5 million illegal immigrants legal status. But Frist, leader of the Republican majority in the chamber, said he wanted the new legislation to...
  • (Chicago) Minutemen recruit blacks against illegal immigrants

    05/03/2006 10:18:55 AM PDT · by Chi-townChief · 45 replies · 1,876+ views
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | May 3, 2006 | MARK BROWN SUN-TIMES COLUMNIST
    The group of 10 to 15 men who took up positions Tuesday outside the gate of a meat processing plant in Pullman see the world a little differently than the 400,000 people who marched one day earlier through the Loop. "Illegal!" they shouted at any Latino-looking person who popped into view. "Illegal!" For the handful of self-styled immigration enforcers from the Chicago Minuteman Project, this was old hat. This time, though, they had some new comrades-in-arms: a contingent of African-American men, mostly ex-offenders involved with an organization that advocates finding jobs for individuals with criminal records. Amnesty for ex-offenders? "These...
  • A Day Without Illegals and Nobody Noticed

    05/02/2006 7:07:18 PM PDT · by Wrangler22 · 12 replies · 341+ views
    Conservative Thoughts ^ | May 2, 2006 | John Kuethe
    Yesterday was the much heralded, by the MSM, day without Immigrants (illegal aliens) and the only ones who noticed were the Media. In Chicago there were no significant losses of services or productivity. I went to work, shopped and went out to eat and suffered no inconvenience. Now you may say Chicago is not California, but in a metro are of 8 million people almost 2 million are estimated to be Hispanic. The blessing yesterday was that there was a collective yawn from the nation. There were no significant incidents of violence like there were in France. Americans went about...
  • Revealing pics from the San Diego May 1st protest the MSM and our politicians are not showing

    05/02/2006 7:32:27 PM PDT · by Jeff Head · 214 replies · 13,447+ views
    Eye wtness accounts and pics | May 2, 2006 | Jeff Head
    I received these pics from people who witnessed the May 1st illegal alien march in San Diego 1st hand. The Brown Berets of Aztlan, a militant organization patterned after the Black Panthers, calling for the splitting of America (by force if necessary), was allowed to lead the march, with Mexican flags waving. This is the banner they carried: ...and this is that same banner being carried and presented at the front of the procession: Folks, this is going beyond insane. Please contact your representatives and let them know, again, in no uncertain terms, that loyal American citizens are not going...
  • Protests frustrate, anger some

    05/02/2006 7:25:05 PM PDT · by petkus · 1 replies · 368+ views
    The Mercury News ^ | 5/1/2006 | Julie Sevrens Lyons
    Vikram Srinivasan, the 18-year-old son of Indian immigrants, and Barbara Coe, a Huntington Beach grandmother who volunteers as a ``Minuteman'' to guard the U.S. border, come from two very different worlds. Srinivasan is a high school senior in Cupertino who still has relatives in his parents' homeland. Coe is ``a little older than my teeth,'' she says, and the founder of the California Coalition for Immigration Reform. But the two agree on one key thing: Like many Americans, they're spitting mad at the movement to offer amnesty to illegal immigrants in the United States. And they're surprised that immigration-related marches,...
  • PROBLEMA PRO-ILLEGAL MARCHERS ALIENATING AMERICA (psychotic, provocative behavior foments crackdown)

    05/02/2006 8:10:53 AM PDT · by Liz · 83 replies · 2,329+ views
    NY POST ^ | May 2, 2006 | JOHN PODHERETZ
    The organizers of yesterday's "Day Without Immigrants," who are also responsible for other recent demonstrations demanding special treatment for illegal aliens, have betrayed not only the people they claim to be helping but everyone else who is trying to find a rational and civil answer to an incredibly complex issue. With their psychotically provocative behavior, these radical lunatics of the Left are moving the ideological goalposts of this debate toward the restrictionist Right. Unless they wise up, by the time they're through every politician in this country outside the inner cities will be paying lip service at the very least...
  • May Day Immigration Protests Failed

    05/02/2006 7:18:47 PM PDT · by FairOpinion · 52 replies · 2,025+ views
    FoxNews ^ | May 2, 2006 | John Gibson
    The protests failed. They turned out fewer people than the big demonstration of late March. By the standards of that day — and the ambitions of the organizers — there should have been five million people on the streets Monday. Instead there were one million. That means 90 percent of illegals in this country did not protest. They either went to work — which is why they are here in the first place — or they took the day off and stayed home. Why would they stay home? Because they get it. They understand that asking the majority of this...
  • 'Day Without Gringos' a Flop

    05/02/2006 7:11:52 PM PDT · by InvisibleChurch · 9 replies · 922+ views
    newsmax.com ^ | Tuesday, May 2, 2006 8:22 p.m. EDT
    The boycott of U.S. businesses dubbed "A Day Without Gringos," and aimed at supporting migrants in the U.S., appears to have had little impact, the head of the American Chamber of Commerce in Mexico said Tuesday. Monday's protests were timed to coincide with "the Great American Boycott" in the United States, where hundreds of thousands of immigrants stayed away from jobs and schools across the country. "Even though we don't have conclusive numbers, I think there wasn't a lot of negative effect," Chamber President Larry Rubin said by telephone from Washington, where he and other business leaders are lobbying for...
  • Fairness for immigrants more important than fences (LIBERAL FOOL BARF ALERT)

    05/02/2006 4:54:06 PM PDT · by Chi-townChief · 16 replies · 729+ views
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | May 2, 2006 | MARK BROWN SUN-TIMES COLUMNIST
    The only thing more remarkable than the massive number of people who participated in Monday's immigrant rights march here was how quickly and quietly they dispersed upon finally arriving at Grant Park. It was as if they just melted into the background from which they had emerged that morning, seamlessly returning to the shadow society that they have been forced to create for themselves in the absence of sensible immigration laws. As I watched them slip away, I could only conclude that a lot of them had to get back to work the late shift -- that being the special...
  • Taxpayer Supported ANSWER Hates America - And Organized May Day Boycotts

    05/02/2006 10:16:05 AM PDT · by Sam Hill · 30 replies · 1,226+ views
    Sweetness & Light ^ | May 2, 2006 | N/A
    Meet the people behind so many of the weekly Hate America rallies, including the recent illegal aliens rallies and the May Day boycott:May 1 Boycott & LA Marches for Immigrant RightsNo Work! No School! Take To the Streets!On May 1, stand up for immigrant rights. Join immigrants and supporters to make May 1 a national “day without an immigrant.” We will settle for nothing less than full amnesty and legalization for the millions of undocumented workers presently in the United States. Let’s show the government, corporations and politicians that a powerful, united peoples’ movement has the power to win Civil Rights,...
  • Ithaca rallies for (illegal) immigrants

    05/02/2006 7:28:32 AM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 20 replies · 579+ views
    © 2000-2006 FingerLakes1.com ^ | Originally published May 2, 2006
    ITHACA — Standing just five feet tall, Cornell student and Mexican immigrant Tania Penafort seemed dwarfed by the large “No Human Is Illegal” banner hanging Monday in the Bernie Milton Pavilion at the Immigrant Rights Rally on The Commons. Yet she stood in front of it and spoke, along with several others, including Ithaca Mayor Carolyn Peterson, about the plight of immigrants, illegal and otherwise, in America. The rally, held in conjunction with national immigrant rights rallies, was organized by a local coalition of groups, including the Latino Civic Association of Tompkins County, Immigrant Rights Center, Catholic Charities of Tompkins-Tioga...
  • Nets Again Champion Cause of Marches on Behalf of Illegals

    05/02/2006 2:43:15 PM PDT · by Conservative Coulter Fan · 13 replies · 711+ views
    Nets Again Champion Cause of Marches on Behalf of Illegals      All three broadcast network evening newscasts led Monday night with multiple favorable stories about the day of protests to promote the cause of illegal aliens. Bob Schieffer opened the CBS Evening News by trumpeting: "From coast to coast, from north to south, they wanted us to know what America would be like without them and so millions of immigrants missed work, skipped school and marched in the streets. They want America to find a place for those who came here illegally and it's too soon to know if they...
  • Immigrants Walk Off Jobs to Show Economic Clout (also another POLL TO FREEP)

    05/02/2006 6:54:21 AM PDT · by IrishMike · 39 replies · 1,247+ views
    AOL ^ | GILLIAN FLACCUS
    LOS ANGELES (May 2) - More than 1 million mostly Hispanic immigrants and their supporters skipped work and took to the streets Monday, flexing their economic muscle in a nationwide boycott that succeeded in slowing or shutting many farms, factories, markets and restaurants. From Los Angeles to Chicago, Houston to Miami, the "Day Without Immigrants" attracted widespread participation despite divisions among activists over whether a boycott would send the right message to Washington lawmakers considering sweeping immigration reform. ................................. "We are the backbone of what America is, legal or illegal, it doesn't matter," said Melanie Lugo, who with her husband...
  • SA Immigration Marchers Lacked Parade Permit [Texas]

    05/02/2006 2:35:50 PM PDT · by SwinneySwitch · 31 replies · 1,097+ views
    WOAI news ^ | May 2, 2006
    Police concede marchers didn't have a parade permit, but used the street anyway Last night's parade on behalf of illegal immigrants in San Antonio was itself, it appears, illegal. Police officials conceded today that the organizers of the march did not have a parade permit. Technically, without a parade permit, people are not allowed to use the street, disrupting traffic, and are instead limited to the sidewalk. Police were very careful to restrict the students who walked out of class in March in the first round of immigrant rights protests to the sidewalk. But one officer says police 'used their...
  • Anti-illegals protesters to 'rumble' in Crawford

    05/02/2006 2:23:34 PM PDT · by Conservative Coulter Fan · 70 replies · 1,577+ views
    WorldNetDaily.com ^ | May 2, 2006
    Hoping to "wake up" Americans to the crisis of illegal immigration, opponents of President Bush's reform plan will gather in Crawford, Texas, Saturday in an event dubbed "Rumble at the Ranch." Bush's ranch, the location of many anti-war protests, is located outside Crawford. The event is being sponsored by the Texas Minutemen and Latino Americans for Immigration Reform, according to the website A Reckoning. Lou Ann Anderson, executive producer of the Lynn Woolley radio show, is helping to organize the rally and hopes other talk-radio hosts will join in. "We want hosts all over the country, from local radio stations...
  • An Answer to the Day W/O Gringos: Boycott Businesses that Hire Illegals

    05/02/2006 9:27:04 AM PDT · by walford · 9 replies · 436+ views
    VANITY ^ | 5/2/2006 | Self
    This is something we can do without having to take off work, coordinate, organize. We insist that our dollars do not subsidize illegal immigration. A list can be compiled here if necessary of firms that notoriously hire illegals. But even at the individual level, if we contact a landscaping firm, ask if the workers are legal. They would have to know if they have social security numbers. If they hem and haw, call another number. Same goes for other businesses. Does a local grocery employ people who don't speak a word of English? Ask the manager as to their status....
  • Word for the Day, Monday, May 1, 2006

    05/01/2006 5:26:39 AM PDT · by xsmommy · 183 replies · 1,106+ views
    verbivores | 5/1/06 | xs
    Word For The Day, Monday, 5/1/06 In order that we might all raise the level of discourse and expand our language abilities, here is the daily post of "Word for the Day". ingrate; noun n : a person who shows no gratitude [syn: thankless wretch, ungrateful person] Etymology: [From Middle English ingrat, ungrateful, from Old French, from Latin ingrtus : in-, not; see in-1 + grtus, pleasing, thankful; see gwer-2 in Indo-European Roots.] Rules: Everyone must leave a post using the Word for the Day in a sentence. The sentence must, in some way, relate to the news of the...
  • Illegal Immigration Solidarity March San Francisco - A Photo Essay

    05/02/2006 2:23:24 PM PDT · by johnqueuepublic · 18 replies · 1,115+ views
    PipeLineNews.org ^ | May 1, 2006 | PipeLineNewsStaff
    May 1, 2006 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org - From the outset it was clear that the choice of May 1 - the Communist's International Workers Of The World Day - for this march in support of "illegal aliens' rights" was no coincidence. We spent several hours mingling with the crowd at Justin Herman Plaza in San Francisco and found overwhelming evidence of massive support by the demonstrating illegals for the hard left and similar support by the hard left - the Revolutionary Communist Party, the Socialist Workers Party, Marxist puppet group International A.N.S.W.E.R, the FMLN and many others...
  • Mexicans March to Support Migrants In US

    05/01/2006 3:02:10 PM PDT · by JCEccles · 10 replies · 382+ views
    Breitbart ^ | May 1, 2006 | Mark Stevenson, Associated Press Writer
    Thousands of Mexicans took to the streets Monday to support migrants in the United States and celebrated what they called a "Day Without Gringos" by shunning U.S.-owned supermarkets, fast-food restaurants and American goods. Measuring the boycott's impact proved difficult, however, because business is normally reduced to a fraction of normal volume on Mexico's May Day holiday. Some Mexicans vowed not to buy from or patronize any businesses related to the United States, while others said they found it difficult to avoid doing so. Customers streamed into some branches of Wal-Mart, McDonald's and Burger King in the Mexican capital despite the...
  • Illegal Alien Rally/Boycott Sacramento (PICTURES)

    05/01/2006 2:26:13 PM PDT · by ElkGroveDan · 44 replies · 2,711+ views
    self | 5/1/06 | EGD
  • A Strike Against America

    05/02/2006 12:58:26 PM PDT · by Spiff · 92 replies · 2,082+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | 2 May 2006 | Patrick J. Buchanan
    A strike against America Patrick J. Buchanan Posted: May 2, 2006 1:00 a.m. Eastern © 2006 Creators Syndicate Inc. It was billed as "A Day Without Immigrants." According to its propagandists, official and media, the purpose of the May Day walkout from schools and jobs and boycott of shops and stores was to show how much immigrants contribute and how they deserve appreciation and respect, and not to be treated like criminals. But if this was all it was about, there would have been no need to go on strike. Americans have always welcomed immigrants. They are better treated here...
  • Vista (CA) Immigration Protest Turns Unruly

    05/02/2006 9:13:15 AM PDT · by radar101 · 23 replies · 1,240+ views
    NBC-San Diego ^ | May 2, 2006 | NBC-San Diego
    VISTA, Calif. -- Deputies and police officers from all over San Diego County were sent to Vista on Monday night to disperse an unruly crowd at an immigration rally. The demonstration began peacefully as one of the many "Day Without Immigrants" demonstrations that took place around the county. But at about 8 p.m., some of the 800 to 1,200 protesters began throwing rocks and bottles at deputies, sheriff's Lt. Phil Brust said. Between 150 and 200 officers from police departments in Carlsbad, Chula Vista, Coronado, El Cajon, Escondido, La Mesa, National City, Oceanside and the California Highway Patrol formed riot...
  • Illegal Immigration Myths

    05/02/2006 3:46:27 AM PDT · by IrishMike · 25 replies · 1,140+ views
    Front Page Magazine ^ | May 2, 2006 | Heather Mc Donald
    As the nation braced for another demonstration of illegal alien power today, the press has been trotting out “fear engulfs the illegal alien community” stories, following the arrests last month of over 1,000 illegal aliens working for IFCO Systems North America. For instance: IMMIGRANTS PANICKED BY RUMORS OF RAIDS, reported the New York Times; ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS FEAR ROUNDUP, announced the Wall Street Journal; TALK OF IMMIGRANT ARRESTS IN AUSTIN FUELS FEAR, blared the Austin American-Statesman; and PATIENTS, FEARING INS RAIDS, DON’T SEEK HEALTH CARE, the Contra Costa Times warned. And what exactly is wrong with that? The premise of all...
  • Measuring the Impact of the 'Great American Boycott'

    05/02/2006 1:33:07 PM PDT · by 300magnum · 55 replies · 1,652+ views
    CNSNews ^ | May 02, 2006 | Nathan Burchfiel
    On the day when more than a million advocates of illegal immigration were estimated to be skipping work and boycotting American goods, consumer experts were unsure if the protests would be effective. The National Immigrant Solidarity Network (NISN) and other pro-immigrant groups urged illegal immigrants and their supporters to stay home from work and school and to boycott American businesses May 1, calling it the "Great American Boycott of 2006." The goal of the protest, according to NISN, was to show "anti-immigrant politicians and hate-mongers" that illegal immigrants are vital to the United States economy. In addition to the calls...
  • IMMIGRANTS UNITED: Thousands protest accross the U.S.; Laredo shows support [near riot in Mexico]

    05/02/2006 1:48:27 PM PDT · by SwinneySwitch · 21 replies · 1,197+ views
    LAREDO MORNING TIMES ^ | 05/02/2006 | MIGUEL TIMOSHENKOV
    Rowdy mob shuts down Bridge I; Laredoans accosted What started as a peaceful march on the Nuevo Laredo side of International Bridge I temporarily turned into a near-riot, with protestors blocking the way into Laredo for three hours Monday morning. It was just one of several demonstrations marking what had been billed as a "Day Without an Immigrant" across the nation, in Texas and in Mexico. Laredo saw several rallies and marches, including St. Augustine students and educators who braved 100-degree heat to walk from Galveston Street to Blessed Sacrament Church Monday afternoon. Bishop James A. Tamayo blessed them at...