Skip to comments.Immigration protest canceled over ‘death threats from Mexican cartels’
Posted on 09/21/2014 5:29:10 AM PDT by Olog-hai
Conservative activists who planned to protest against illegal immigration and President Obamas immigration policies on Saturday said they had canceled all events after receiving death threats from Mexican drug cartels.
Activists had planned to use vehicles as barricades to shut down border crossings at 17 locations in four statesArizona, California, New Mexico and Texas. But the event, called Shut Down All Ports of Entry, was canceled early on Saturday morning by organizer Stasyi Barth, who said she had received the threats.
In August, a similar protest was canceled after organizers claimed they had been threatened by Mexican drug cartels. The organizer of that 30-vehicle Border Convoy, Eric Odom, canceled a rally meant for El Paso in Texas, but did not specify which cartel might have threatened his group.
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Hard to tell the difference these days, though. Especially what with Fast And Furious.
I think the whole thing was a false-flag operation meant to dispirit anti-illegal immigration advocates.
So we were threatened and you backed down, they won get on the cheese line and shut your mouth
We are going crazy over ISIL, but not the Cartels.
Who can tell me the logic of that.
Right you are. The cartels are (obviously) not honorable. They will target the children of the militia leaders. Children will just disappear while walking to school or going to the store, etc.
The cartels will wage unrestricted war. And only a state, or the federal government, can successful overcome that. Citizens cannot project the power needed. All we can do is defend our own homes (and vote for the right leaders).
Rand Paul's immigration speech...The Republican Party must embrace more legal immigration.[Posted on 03/19/2013 7:04:07 AM PDT by Perdogg]
Unfortunately, like many of the major debates in Washington, immigration has become a stalemate-where both sides are imprisoned by their own rhetoric or attachment to sacred cows that prevent the possibility of a balanced solution.
Immigration Reform will not occur until Conservative Republicans, like myself, become part of the solution. I am here today to begin that conversation.
Let's start that conversation by acknowledging we aren't going to deport 12 million illegal immigrants.
If you wish to work, if you wish to live and work in America, then we will find a place for you...
This is where prudence, compassion and thrift all point us toward the same goal: bringing these workers out of the shadows and into being taxpaying members of society.
Imagine 12 million people who are already here coming out of the shadows to become new taxpayers.12 million more people assimilating into society. 12 million more people being productive contributors.
Rand Paul calls on conservatives to embrace immigration reformLatinos, should be a natural constituency for the party, Paul argued, but "Republicans have pushed them away with harsh rhetoric over immigration." ...he would create a bipartisan panel to determine how many visas should be granted for workers already in the United States and those who might follow... [and the buried lead] "Imagine 12 million people who are already here coming out of the shadows to become new taxpayers...[Posted on 04/21/2013 1:52:42 PM PDT by SoConPubbie]
[but he's not in favor of amnesty, snicker, definition of is is]
Thanks Olog-hai. Drug Dealing? That’s a victimless crime. /s
I tend to agree. Why would they want to shut down legal entry points that illegals don't use?
If our government is on the same side as criminal gangs, what does that say about how effed we are?
guns to the cartel- check.
Protection for exercising free speech and right to gather peacefully- not so much
Where would we be if the Founding Fathers had felt the way you do, hmm?
Something VERY STRANGE here:
First, threats are part of the business, if you can’t deal with them, then don’t try to play ball. Next, if something is going to go down, that’s even better - you get the publicity you would have NEVER gotten otherwise...and that is also why 99% of threats never go beyond that stage.
Finally, just who is the leader here and what kind of credentials. Is that person a plant. I cannot think of a BETTER WAY for the Open Borders crowd to shut down AMNESTY as an issue in November than to do EXACTLY what just happened.
Like I said, very strange, I think that our movement got hijacked.
I could not agree more.
Don’t give me that nonsense.
There is no correlation.
If there were a battlefield on which to fight the cartels, I’d be there.
Setting you and your family up for ambush from ghosts, is a fool’s risk.
I’m sure we’ll see you at the border.
We should invade Meh-Hee-Co and take these f—kheads out.
I think there’s more than a few elected reps financially benefitting from the ill gotten gains of the cartels or something sould be done about it.
Would be done
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