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They’re baaack. Illegal alien public relations experts are advising their followers to put aside the Mexican flags and tone down their radicalism, but many reconquistadors and their friends can’t help themselves. Hat tip to John A. for the protest photos today from Dallas:
Black Panthers came out to show solidarity with the open borders lobby…
And the Che cultists were out in full force again, too…
There’s no photo, but the Dallas Morning News described this:
Although the stars and stripes predominated, some people opted to paint themselves in red, white and green, the colors of the Mexican flag. A girl no older than 6 had her shirt painted: “Hell, no, we won’t go. Mexicans stick together.”
And via Yahoo!:
Similar sentiments at the anti-immigration enforcement rally in St. Paul, Minn.:
The Dallas Morning News also reported that counter-protesters were assaulted and forced to leave under police protection:
Police told counterprotesters that they could protect them only to a point, and offered to escort them out through an underground parking lot. Six people left with police who were carrying shields and wearing helmets and shin pads.
“They’re obviously outnumbered here. If they choose to leave, we can arrange that,” said Dallas police Lt. William Humphrey.
Miles Walters, 16, a sophomore at Richardson High School, said he was scared when people started throwing water bottles and hunkered under a building for protection. “I wasn’t expecting it to be this bad,” he said. “Because we take pride in our country they hate us and call us racist.”
A small group of counterprotesters shouted from a parking lot at Ross Avenue and Harwood Street: “USA, USA, You’re gonna go home, you’re gonna go home.”
Said Elijah McGrew, 48: “They are breaking the law and no one should get amnesty. If I break the law, I don’t get amnesty.”
Also in the group was Ben Blewusi, who said he came to the U.S. legally from Ghana in 2004.
“Illegal immigration is a crime in every country. I believe they are a drain on the economy and don’t pay taxes, and employers take advantage of them and enslave their labor. And as a result it drives down wages for legal migrants and U.S. citizens,” Mr. Blewusi said.
Near City Hall, more than 100 chanting protesters broke off from the main march and headed toward another group of counterprotesters. Police moved in around the counterprotesters, some of whom had hurled plastic water bottles at the large procession.
If you are holding a counter-protest, send your photos and I’ll post them.
Tony J. attended a pro-immigration enforcement rally along with a few hundred in Denver on Friday:
I’ll be covering the illegal alien demonstration tomorrow in Washington, D.C. Power Line is soliciting video from citizen journalists across the country.
Meanwhile, keep an eye on what government school officials are doing in your neighborhood.
The superintendent of the Tucson Unified School District is under fire for sending school buses to pick up student following an immigration reform protest.
But Superintendent Roger Pfeuffer defended his decision, saying police asked for the buses because a crowd of students in front of the Federal Building in Tucson was growing, water supplies were low and the temperatures were rising.
Rep. Jonathan Paton, R-Tucson, criticized Pfeuffer in a letter, asking for an explanation of the busing issue.
Paton also wanted to know about a student assembly at Tucson High Magnet School in which Dolores Huerta, co-founder of the United Farm Workers, said, “Republicans hate Latinos.”
Paton said he wanted to find out if the assembly was mandatory, and he criticized district officials for allowing “political propaganda.”
Pfeuffer said the assembly was not connected with recent walkouts by students protesting for immigration reform and said Huerta’s appearance was part of a series of events commemorating Cesar Chavez Day held each year.
Yesterday, I noted my home county’s decision to give school credit to students who attend the April 10 illegal alien event in D.C. Here’s contact info for the Montgomery County Board of Education:
Also watch your city officials. Some people are acting as if sanctuary extremists like the politicians in San Francisco are something new:
Mayor Gavin Newsom said Thursday that The City will not comply with any federal legislation that criminalizes efforts to help illegal immigrants.
The mayor also denounced a bipartisan congressional proposal that would beef up border security and allow as many as 12 million illegal immigrants to gain legal status.
Newsom, who has not been afraid to wade into controversial national issues such as gay marriage, appeared with a group of elected officials on the steps of City Hall to support immigrants, “documented as well as undocumented.”Newsom also signed a resolution sponsored by Supervisor Gerardo Sandoval, and passed unanimously by the Board of Supervisors, urging San Francisco law enforcement not to comply with criminal provisions of any new immigration bill.
Nothing new about it at all:
9/13/02 – Malkin column – End sanctuary for illegal immigrants
Special Order 40 – Heather Mac Donald
The Other Wall – Michelle Malkin Senate testimony
The Illegal Alien Crime Wave – Heather Mac Donald
Illegal Alien Sanctuary – Front Page magazine
John Hawkins at Right Wing News has more photos from the Minneapolis demonstration and responds to the Che sign waver in Dallas with some questions for GOP leaders:
So, John McCain, Mike DeWine, Lindsey Graham, Arlen Specter, Sam Brownback, George Bush, & Bill Frist…Can you explain to us again why in the world we’d want to put the sort of person who was carrying this sign on the “path to citizenship?”
Also, could you explain again why we’re better off having this person here in a guest worker program than a decent person who respected our laws enough to wait in line to enter this country legally?
Heck, if you’re really in a generous mood, you could explain to us why we should believe there will be a security crackdown on illegals later, after the amnesty and guest worker programs are pushed through, when tens of thousands and in some cases, even hundreds of thousands of illegal aliens can gather in our streets, apparently without the slightest fear of being deported?
ABP compares and contrasts MSM photos and text.