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The chief called Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers, but they declined to send someone over to pick up Ramirez.
The day wouldn’t have been complete if we hadn’t heard race agitators whining that this rally being held in support of Mayor Lou Barletta’s ordinance in Hazleton was racist, hateful and unnecessary.
Carmen Morales of the Hispanic group You Don’t Speak for Me countered those assertions.
“Illegal immigration is not about race, ladies and gentlemen,” she said. “Illegal immigration is about respecting our laws. If you are an illegal alien, you don’t belong here.”
Barletta also struck back against President George Bush’s immigration reform bill. Barletta cited recent statements by Bush indicating that those who oppose Bush’s version of immigration reform “don’t want to do what’s right for America.” Barletta added that Bush even suggested Americans who are against the bill are racists.
“With all due respect, Mr. President, you’re wrong,” Barletta said slowly as the crowd cheered. One man shouted, “impeach Bush.”
“I’ve said it many times over the past year: Illegal does not have a race,” said Barletta. “Illegal is illegal.”