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Happy Illegal Immigration day!!! Or: “primero de Mayo!"

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posted on May, 1 2006 @ 07:08 AM
Today (May 1st) if you live in the USA is a new holiday!!

It is “Illegal Immigration Day”, where if you are an illegal immigrant, or support illegal immigrants, you can force your schools and places of employment to let you have the day off without repercussions!!

Once you tell your school or workplace to go screw for the day, you are too clog the streets and “protest” causing the remaining non-illegal citizens and immigrants to not perform their duties either. The hope is that if you "protest" and bog down normal society enough, you wont be considred illegal anymore. (God forbid you apply like everybody else)

What a wonderful country!! You have the right to protest the fact that you aren’t even allowed to be there in the first place! And get a day off with pay to boot!

Happy “primero de Mayo” to you!!!

[edit on 1-5-2006 by skippytjc]

posted on May, 1 2006 @ 07:14 AM
I don't know about you, skippy, but I plan to go shopping today. Business as usual.

posted on May, 1 2006 @ 07:15 AM
Thank you for the good wishes

Just so you know, in Spanish, it is " primero de Mayo".

posted on May, 1 2006 @ 07:16 AM
The funny thing is I selected this day as a vacation day so I could go to the DMV to have my license renewed and go to my allergist. I wonder if anyone is going to think that I'm taking the day off to support illegal immigration. It also doesn't help that I'm the only black person to work in my office, and my father was an immigrant.
oh well, whatevuh

posted on May, 1 2006 @ 07:23 AM
Thanks DG, I had gotten that back from Babelfish too, but chose the wrong one apparently.

Happy primero de Mayo!!!

posted on May, 1 2006 @ 07:24 AM
It is such a non-issue.
Only in America can 10-15 million come in expecting to live life as all the legals. We are a nation of laws. One of them is you want to live here? Please come, and get your documents in order.

What is it about this THEY dont understand? Why the feeling of entitlement?

President Bush is to be held accountable, once again, for not having the fortitude and brass to close the borders and do something about this IMMEDIATEDLY.

They get their feeling of "entitlement" directly from Bush- So does Fox.

And where does Fox get off anyway? Why doesnt he fix his own mess at home?
Why dont the people revolt there? Why dont they march there?????

Let the festivities begin, and let the pinatas have candy- I want some.

posted on May, 1 2006 @ 07:46 AM

Do I understand this correctly? You don't usualy have a day off on May 1st??

Wow... I really thought everybody celebrated this holiday.

I might actually google this now, maybe it is just europeans who all have the day off today... hmmm...

posted on May, 1 2006 @ 08:35 AM
For the record:

I don’t have any issue's with people wanting to live in the USA, its what its all about after all. But there is a process for it.

I take issue with people who want to side step the process to be here. Nobody has the "right" to live in any country other than where they were born. I couldn’t just move to any other country I wanted too and just live there (even Mexico), there is a process for it. So why should there be no process to come here? If I was a legal immigrant in the US, I’d be majorly PEEVED at all these protestors who are here illegally. They didn’t need to do anything to compete for the same jobs and benefits than I did.

Fact: Undocumented, illegal aliens don’t have medical or auto insurance severely taxing the system. Tax payers are paying for them each and every time there is an issue. I.e. LEGAL citizens are paying for the ILLEGAL ones.

Fact: Even though illegal aliens benefit from the health and social system, they aren’t paying taxes, further stretching the systems ability to provide for its citizens.

Fact: Regardless of the jobs in question, illegal immigrants do in fact reduce the amount of jobs available as a whole.

So, to summarize: Everybody should have the ability to APPLY to come to the USA, but nobody has the right to automatically be here unless they were born here (and born here to legal residents)

So this isn’t a "non issue", it’s a huge issue. I don’t want to pay (as a tax payer) for people to sap into my families benefits if they don’t pay taxes themselves. I also don’t want to get into an accident with people are unable and unwilling to be insured.

Look at it this way: They have made a conscious decision to avoid paying taxes and insurance to beat the system. These people have come to another country without due process for the sole ability to avoid the costs of the system while receiving all of the benefits. They want to be above the system, and that’s illegal. If I stopped paying my taxes and insurances today I would be sent to prison, so why should it be legal for illegal immigrants to do it?

Happy primero de Mayo!!!

[edit on 1-5-2006 by skippytjc]

posted on May, 1 2006 @ 08:41 AM
Yep, business as usual here in Houston. No noticeably ‘closed’ businesses; one item was very noticeable this morning…far less traffic…I hope the illegal aliens and their supporters make this a weekly protest.


posted on May, 1 2006 @ 08:49 AM
Mayday is a socialist/communist/labour activist holiday. Not surprising that it'd be used by radical elements within the immigrant community to galvinize their base.

A hundred years ago, it'd've been german and italian anarchists having a parade on MayDay, now its latinos. *shrugs*

The more things change, the more they stay the same. Heck, at least the latino immigrants haven't bombed the Haymarket eh?

posted on May, 1 2006 @ 08:50 AM
already a thread covering today May 1st protests in Other Current Events

so in fairness this one is moving to Social Issues on PTS.

posted on May, 1 2006 @ 08:51 AM

Originally posted by missed_gear
I hope the illegal aliens and their supporters make this a weekly protest.

I have a better idea: how about they make it a permanent situation? Ongoing daily protest? Just cease working and going to school? That would be way cool! Once the money runs out, they'd finally leave for good. Amen.

posted on May, 1 2006 @ 08:59 AM
It just dawned on me......When the United States invaded Iraq, it wasn't an invasion or, for that matter, a military excerise. I think that a quarter of million Americans have gone to Iraq to become illegal immigrants! After all, gasoline prices in Iraq are barely 25 cents a gallon -- reason enough to want to illegally live and work there. Where else can one drive around in a big SUV such as a HumVee without regard to gasoline consumption?

posted on May, 1 2006 @ 10:45 AM

originally posted by skippytjc
So, to summarize: Everybody should have the ability to APPLY to come to the USA, but nobody has the right to automatically be here unless they were born here (and born here to legal residents)

Excellent point. The 14th amendment has outlived it's usefulness and it should be repealed, imo. No more anchor babies.

The demonstrations and marches are scheduled to begin at 12:16PM.

[edit on 1-5-2006 by jsobecky]

posted on May, 1 2006 @ 11:00 AM
it Should be happy arrest all illegalls and deport them day

i will not ever support illegalls.

if they don't like it hear, GO HOME!!!

posted on May, 1 2006 @ 11:21 AM
skippy, always like your posts, your dry wit sometimes does wonders for the day.

I live in Canada so I am not directly affected by this, but your words I agree with.

Found something that I am sure in the coming days will add fuel to the fire:

Peace be with you guys

posted on May, 1 2006 @ 01:42 PM
No Protests around here, to abd. Hoping to get a Big Mac from someone who speaks English, is it sad an American has to fly to England to get a burger from someone who speaks English?

posted on May, 1 2006 @ 02:23 PM

Not everyone is getting a day off free. There ARE repercussions to skipping school.

IPS School 81 on the Eastside had 55 Hispanic students absent from its English as a Second Language program, which has 140 students total, said Principal Gary Davis.


"There are some parents that called us to tell us that they were going to miss school. Those children will be marked with an unexcused absence. We hoped it wouldn't happen, but we knew that it might."


posted on May, 2 2006 @ 05:24 PM
So, to make a long story short,

1. Was anything accomplished?

2. What was gained by this?

3. What was lost by this?

IMO, it was a day off. Even Phoenix had no trouble and very very few protesters.

posted on May, 4 2006 @ 09:41 AM
From the sound (or lack of it) around my part of the land, absolutely nothing. We had one restaurant close in support of the rally, and that was a Mexican restaurant with no caucasian employees.

Just to clarify, the city that I am referencing is about 25,000 people (I think), so we don't have a large latin or spanish population.


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