Skip to comments.Hundreds of protests set this weekend against illegal immigration, Obama's policies
Posted on 07/19/2014 5:52:53 PM PDT by mandaladon
Hundreds of protests are taking place across the United States this weekend in opposition to the surge of immigrants illegally crossing the countrys southern border and proposed immigration reform that organizers say gives amnesty to those already living illegally in the country.
Organizers say 321 protests will take place over the next two days -- from state capitals to highway overpasses to Mexican consulates.
The protests have been sparked by the thousands of Central American immigrants who in the past few months have entered the U.S. illegally in hopes of staying.
We know that 12,000 people expected to attend roughly 300 events shows illegal immigration is the most important problem facing America, William Gheen, president of Americans for Legal Immigration PAC, said Wednesday.
Many of the estimated 55,000 children and others from Central American who have entered the U.S. since this spring are being housed in federal facilities across the country at taxpayers expense. Such situations are also adding to protesters' frustration about their broken immigration system and what they consider President Obamas invitation to illegally cross the border.
Gheen points to a June 20 Gallup poll that shows 65 percent of Americans disapprove of Obama's handling of the countrys immigration issues.
More people are learning that Obama is smuggler in chief, Gheen said, referring in large part to the presidents 2012 executive memo that softens deportation guidelines for some young illegal immigrants. Its a welcome mat that is a complete breech of existing law.
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hundreds of protest across the country - thousands to protest - media won’t know anything about it
MSM will not cover this. Of course I hope I’m wrong.
So the way Holder looks at it is a bunch of racists are gathering. Should call out the feds.
We had a great overpass protest today in Santa Rosa, CA! Great turnout. And I had to call our local paper because no one else had done it . . . and they sent a reporter and photographer both. Hope to see it in tomorrow’s paper. Gotta run now but I’ll try to post pics when I get home tonight. Kinda pumped up right now — we had LOTS of supportive “happy” honking from cars on the freeway, even though Sonoma County is a liberal bastion. :)
Journalists seem to have forgotten what news is.
Glad to read your report Hetty, and thanks. Looking forward to the pics IF YOU CAN.
You’re from Santa Rosa? Wow. Mrs. L was born and raised in Petaluma. Good on you!
Sonoma County IS a Liberal bastion. Sonoma County is also 88% lily white. Many are typical not-in-my-backyard liberals. Wake up call!
Great report, and would love a ping to photos if you have them later.
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