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CNN: ‘Hundreds’ Demand Amnesty In AZ

From the open borders lobby at CNN:

Hundreds protest immigration law in Arizona

April 25, 2010

Phoenix, Arizona (CNN) — Hundreds of people gathered outside Arizona’s Capitol building on Sunday in a largely peaceful protest against the state’s tough new immigration law.

Oddly enough, the photographs seem to indicate only about 40 attendees.

Chanting "Yes we can," waving American flags and holding signs reading "We have rights" and "We are human," demonstrators kept up a festive spirit as they denounced the bill signed Friday by Gov. Jan Brewer.

In other reports, these "largely peaceful" and "festive" folks are said to have thrown bottles and other objects at the police.

Unlike those hateful Tea Party people.

The new law requires police to determine whether a person is in the United States legally. It also requires immigrants to carry their alien registration documents at all times and requires police to question people if there is reason to suspect they’re in the United States illegally…

Phoenix Mayor Phil Gordon appeared at the rally in support of the protest, calling the law unconstitutional and "just plain wrong."

"America is a country that is compassionate and that welcomes everyone," he said. "This is not what this country and this state was founded upon."

Yes, it says that right in the Constitution.

Gordon vowed to take the fight through the state’s judicial system.

"We’ll go to the state courts and we’ll go to the federal courts and we’ll go all the way to the Supreme Court," he told the cheering crowd. "I promise you."

Gordon told CNN on Saturday that he will bring up an item calling for legal action against the law at Tuesday’s City Council session.

Others were also vowing this weekend to legally challenge the law.

The Rev. Al Sharpton, along with leaders from the National Action Network and the Hispanic Federation, announced Sunday that he will legally challenge the law.

The law "is an affront to the civil rights of all Americans and an attempt to legalize racial profiling," Sharpton said in a statement after the bill’s signing Friday. "As one who helped to make racial profiling a national issue and who has in the last year visited Arizona several times to rally against these draconian immigration policies, I am calling for a coalition of civil rights organizations to work with those in Arizona to resist and overturn this state law."

Lest we forget, Mr. Sharpton is Mr. Obama’s representative ‘on the street.’

But also, lest we forget, Mr. Obama lifted his campaign slogan "Yes, We Can!" ("Si Se Puede!") from Mr. Chavez and his United Farm Workers group.

And what has been conveniently forgotten is that Mr. Chavez and the United Farm Workers were quite adamantly opposed to illegal aliens.

From Wikipedia:

César Chávez – Immigration

The UFW during Chávez’s tenure was committed to restricting immigration. César Chávez and Dolores Huerta fought the Bracero Program that existed from 1942 to 1964. Their opposition stemmed from their belief that the program undermined US workers and exploited the migrant workers. Their efforts contributed to Congress ending the Bracero Program in 1964. [The Bracerco Program allowed the importation of temporary contract laborers from Mexico to the United States.]…

On a few occasions, concerns that undocumented migrant labor would undermine UFW strike campaigns led to a number of controversial events, which the UFW describes as anti-strikebreaking events, but which have also been interpreted as being anti-immigrant. In 1969, Chávez and members of the UFW marched through the Imperial and Coachella Valleys to the border of Mexico to protest growers’ use of undocumented immigrants as strikebreakers. Joining him on the march were both Reverend Ralph Abernathy and US Senator Walter Mondale.

In its early years, Chávez and the UFW went so far as to report undocumented immigrants who served as strikebreaking replacement workers, as well as those who refused to unionize, to the Immigration and Naturalization Service.

In 1973, the United Farm Workers set up a "wet line" along the United States-Mexico border to prevent Mexican immigrants from entering the United States illegally and potentially undermining the UFW’s unionization efforts.

During one such event in which Chávez was not involved, some UFW members, under the guidance of Chávez’s cousin Manuel, physically attacked the strikebreakers, after attempts to peacefully persuade them not to cross the border failed

But never mind such unpleasant details.

This article was posted by Steve on Sunday, April 25th, 2010. Comments are currently closed.

16 Responses to “CNN: ‘Hundreds’ Demand Amnesty In AZ”

  1. Mithrandir says:

    Health Care is a STATE issue, it says so in the 10th Amendment of the Constitution.

    And protecting our borders and nation is a FEDERAL job, that says so in the Constitution.

    The health care bill rammed through Congress is on the same moral footing as the Arizona bill–both overstepping their Constitutionality. If the feds don’t want to secure and protect Arizona, what choice do they have though? Sounds like the same complaint the colonists gave to the snooty, uncaring British monarchy about securing the border against the Indians.

    I don’t think the “Show me your papers” plan in Arizona is right at all. Why not just fine and jail everyone who allows an illegal immigrant to function in Arizona? You make more money that way too. But we have been a fascist police-state since the start of the Vietnam war.

    • 64dodger says:

      Why not make it illegal for the following:

      No medical services unless a citizen or legally here
      No jobs unless a citizen or legally here
      No education unless a citizen or legally here
      No housing unless a citizen or legally here
      No mortgages unless a citizen or legally here

      What reason would they have to stay?

    • Mithrandir says:

      I don’t know, every other country has an alien registration card and number for immigrants, and you can’t do ANYTHING without that card. No banking, no cell phone, no hospital visit, no job, no renting—nothing!

      Seems pretty simple to me too. Just deny them services, and they will have no choice but to go back home.

    • AcornsRNutz says:

      I disagree on some of this. A cop can ask for someone’s ID pretty much any time they want. Fines and jail for those aaiding illegals is all fine by me, but throwing them out is just as fine. It is like the “war on terror” and “war on drugs”, or even more abstractly the war for our freedoms. Just because the fight may be continuous doesn’t mean you don’t fight it. And the constituion talks about national borders, but the state of Arizona is perfectly within its rights to make their own border laws, as their jurisdiction does not extend beyond their own SOVEREIGN borders. That right is theirs and they should use it.

  2. BigOil says:

    Another article written before the demonstration by the local Fox News station, has a headline “Huge Rally at Arizona Capital Today“. If 40 demonstators is huge, what does that make Tea Party protests?


  3. wardmama4 says:

    I can not believe that even Fox has gone ‘to the other side’ on this issue – as in their first story on this – while the ‘reporter’ was talking about thousands protesting – they had to pull away just to include normal pedestrians into the ‘shot’ to make it look like there were even dozens of people – let along ‘thousands’. It is a shame – but why I only watch the ‘news’ about once a week – it’s all gone over the edge into lies and distortions.
    Immigration is a matter of the Rule of Law as we have Federal Laws that the former (and in many cases present) Klownposse in DC wrote that describes, prescribes and limits Immigration. It has been that way since 1790 (the Naturalization Act) – and it was (big surprise here NOT) a Democrat (Truman) who created the INS in 1952 to (big surprise again) Federalize & Institutionalize (and supposedly – control) Immigration.

    For the leftist to use their favorite ‘control’ word of the new Administration racist is point taken at how the new law – brought forth by We The Arizona People – means that Arizona hit the right nail on the head.

    God Bless the Taking Back of America

    • Right of the People says:

      This was the local Fox affiliate, not the national Fox News Network. The local Fox affiliate here in the People’s Democratic Republic of Vermont is staffed with lefties like the other local network affiliates.

  4. NoNeoCommies says:

    Imagine how this would be spun if the press were actually patriotic and relatively objective.

    They would portray this as the crisis it is.
    When an alien invader has reached a level of comfort that leads them to believe that they can openly and notoriously demand rights and privileges in angry public protests, we need to come down on this criminality hard and fast!

    In the meantime, they need to know that they do have amnesty.
    They can return to their country of origin at any time; no questions asked.

  5. MinnesotaRush says:

    Let these criminals demand their amnesty from behind bars while they are awaiting their deportation!

    I’m sure that Sherriff Joe could help oversee a worthy facility to hold these law breakers.

  6. AcornsRNutz says:

    Okay, I’ll bite. I’ll take amnesty for those who want to come here and work toward a better life. But the rule has to be that for every individual we grant amnesty to, one person who hates this country has to leave. Instead of just letting them in, lets do exchanges. One congressman, CPUSA member, or Ivy league student for every mexican day laborer.

    • Right of the People says:

      If we do that, we’re going to need more Mexicans. A lot more.

    • jackal40 says:

      I’ll go with that if we get to choose who leaves, but we’re still going to need a bunch more immigrants.

  7. Grzegorz says:

    Anybody happen to remember the phrase “Yanqui Go Home!”? Just asking…

  8. Mithrandir says:

    Flashback: Mexicans Chant “Osama Osama” at U.S. vs. Mexico game in Guadalajara Mexico, February 10, 2004.
    NBC Sports: http://nbcsports.msnbc.com/id/4236314/

    *Illegal Immigrants will usher in “The Mark of the Beast” as found in the Bible. People will be so frustrated with illegal aliens taking services and jobs, people will gladly accept the sign of the beast just to get rid of them.

    Revelation 13:16-18: And he causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a MARK in their right hand, or in their foreheads:
    And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the MARK, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name.

  9. proreason says:

    One of the most significant statements a president has ever made was hissed out by the Moron Saturday, and it hardly got a nod from the media.

    He called out black, hispanics, young people and single mothers to vote in November for the people who work 24×7 to ruin their lives.

    Has any other president ever deliberately rallied a group of Americans against the rest? He knew what he was doing because his tone was far more subdued than it usually is. He knew how incendiarty those comments were and his handlers instructed him to ratchet the tone down as he ratchetted the hate up.

    Think about it.

    He just explicitly encouraged class warfare in this country. It’s unprecedented.

    This is the most dispicable and contemptable person to ever hold office in the United States of America. If this country can survive him, the shame for lifting him to such a position of power will last for centuries. It’s a shame that will never go away.

    • JohnMG says:

      And it’ll be a long dry spell before another black(?) person is elected as president. The fact that Obama is such a consumate f*#K-up will automatically cause people to question taking a chance on another such candidate.

      Or as Monica Lewinski was heard to say; “I used to vote strictly democrat……but it left a bad taste in my mouth.”

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