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Immigration rights advocates more than 500,000 strong marched in downtown Los Angeles on Saturday, demanding that Congress abandon attempts to make illegal immigration a felony and to build more walls along the border.
The massive demonstration, by far the biggest of several around the nation in recent days, came as President Bush prodded Republican congressional leaders to give some illegal immigrants a chance to work legally in the U.S. under certain conditions.
Originally posted by jsobecky
If the protestors want to cut the legs off from under their movement, then let them escalate it into violence. Then they will rightfully bring the full force and fury of the gov't down on their heads.
It's one thing to voice your opinion on something; it's a much greater thing to raise your hand in violence against the nation that you are trying to gain acceptance in.
Stunned police had only to sit and watch, as 500,000 protesters hit the streets of L.A. in what turned out to be a perfectly peaceful march Saturday. City police said there were no incidents or arrests. The demonstration was intended to send a message to Congress that its plans for immigration reform -- which target immigrants, employers and even Samaritans -- are not well received. "I've been on the force 38 years and I've never seen a rally this big," said Cmdr. Louis Gray Jr., incident commander for the rally.
Originally posted by marg6043
Very sad to see that many Americans fail to understand the issue of immigration in our country.
Immigrants accounts for almost 10 million people in our nation.
Doing drastic changes to change immigration laws or to make new ones is targeting those millions of people that are already in the US.
This no about borders only, which is what many fail to see.
You can not stop something that has been going on since our nation was founded.
Drastic measure will bring drastic responses.
Originally posted by XphilesPhan
are you so foolish? or do you live on the east coast in liberal America where these things arent really your concern?
these people openly said they want to take over a part of your country, and get rid of the "Anglos".
BIG corporations, which most people suited to your ideology are supposed to be against, only want these borders to remain the way they are so they can exploit "slave labor" and you want to allow it!!
Crime rates in the areas these people have settled have exploded. The borders are wide open for drug traficers, sex slave traficers, on and on...
Dia de la Raza
Definition: Latin Americans and Hispanics celebrate October 12 as the anniversary of Christopher Columbus's discovery of the New World.
In the United States it is known as Columbus Day and is observed on the second Monday in October.
The Spanish name means Day of the Race and is a time to remember how the Spanish race, as in people, influenced the world.
These people march around chanting "La Raza!" do you know what that means?! that means "the Race" and we are supposed to tolerate this crap!? they hate "gringos" even though they are the gringos.
Originally posted by Rasobasi420
A rally this size with no arrests means this isn't about violence. In rallies one tenth the size there is often dozens if not hundreds of arrests. This is a real nonviolent movement that I think deserves respect.
Originally posted by XphilesPhan
"whites get off our continent" "go back to europe" and calling texas and california "aztlan" their ancestral homeland.