Here we go again. Once again, a group of self-righteous, entitlement assholes congregate to demand, in so many words, that we open our borders as a free for all.
My comments are in bold italics.
You know what, I have to say that maybe it's time our leaders (calling Mr Bush) to send an ultimatum to Vicente Fox saying that this shit has got to stop. Plan of action should range anywhere from threatining to cut Mexico off from NAFTA to dropping a few bombs on Mexico City to send a little message if Mexico doesn't stop exporting its problems to the US.
I'm dead serious.
Immigrants march against license repeal
Day laborers, college students and other immigrant advocates began a four-day, 45-mile march through the San Gabriel Valley to Los Angeles on Thursday, spurred by the repeal of a bill that granted driver licenses to undocumented immigrants.
The march, organized late last month when the bill's repeal seemed certain, cast driver licenses as part of a symbolic struggle for the equal status of legal and illegal immigrants in the United States -- a struggle marchers said also requires the right to a "living wage,'' affordable health care and improved education.
[This is an oxymoron. Illegal immigrants are NOT equal to citizens or even legal immigrants. Yes, they are a lower form, and I'm not afraid to say it. And since when is driving a "life right"? and who do they expect to foot the bill for this so-called 'living wage'?]
Jose Calderon, a Pitzer College professor involved with the Latino Roundtable and Pomona's day labor center, organized a good portion of the march and led a rally and press conference of more than 100 people before it began.
The repeal of the driver license bill and parts of Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's economic platform are "part of a concerted attack on the poor, the elderly, and especially on immigrants,'' Calderon said. "Whenever there are tough times, people begin to blame immigrants.''
[No it's not an issue of looking for a scapegoat. It's an issue of maintaining our National sovereignty and NOT rewarding those who break our laws.]
Critics of the driver license bill, overwhelmingly opposed by California voters,
[Now why do you suppose we all supported it?] say it could ease the ability of terrorists and identity thieves to obtain identification, and that people in the United States illegally should not be given documents that legitimize their status.
But marchers Thursday believed that denying a driver license to immigrants - they make no distinction between legal and illegal immigrants - denies them a basic human right.
Bullshit. Next they'll be saying that their religion entitles them to have as many kids as they want, and us 'evil gavachos' (and other taxpayers) should have a legal and moral obligation to lend their fellow man a helping hand.
"Mr. Schwarzenegger, our condition as immigrants does not make us criminals,''
If you are an illegal immigrant, then yes it does said the Rev. Luis Angel Nieto.
Day laborer Hernando Flores said immigrants simply want to work and provide for themselves and their families.
Fine. Come here legally. And don't ask me to foot your bill.
"We are not terrorists,'' he said. "We are here to contribute to this country.''
Right. And The folks that torched all of those SUV
's in West Covina a few months ago are just trying to save the planet.
After a brief rally in Claremont, which doubled as a news conference, more than 100 marchers began walking west, many carrying banners and signs, some in English and some in Spanish.
Since many marchers are undocumented day laborers who cannot afford extended time away from work That's their problem. Not mine., organizers expected that many people would drop off periodically, while others would join.
By afternoon, as the group circled a Vons parking lot in Glendora to show solidarity with striking workers, the march had dwindled to about 40 people.
"Hey hey, ho ho, corporate greed has got to go,'
This is an apples-to-oranges comparison, and two separate issues. Let's stick to the one at hand. they chanted.
The marchers believe immigrants, both legal and illegal, are the backbone of America, performing much of the labor that keeps the country running.
Legal immigrants, sure....but if you are so "honorable", then why do you feel the need to break the law?
In fact, Latino activist Nativo Lopez and other Latino groups are calling for a general strike Dec. 12, an attempt to flex the economic muscle of immigrants to protest the repeal of the driver license bill.
Right. This is why San Diego is a World Class, city, dubbed "Americas Finest City" (and perhaps rightly so) while the next city, just south of the border is a Third World Cesspool. Kinda blows a big hole in that argument, doesn't it?
Immigrants are being encouraged by activists to stay home from work and keep their children home from school on that day.
Anyone smell a rat here? These are people who claim that the world will end without them, yet here they are inciting these "honest, honorable, and decicated workers to play hookey Organizers hope that California voters will recognize the contributions of immigrants as a result of their daylong absence.
If that means I can drive down harbor Blvd in naheim and not worry about being hit by some illegal driving with no license and no insurance, then you bet I will take notice to that.
The marchers planned to begin again at 8 a.m. today, and arrive at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church in El Monte by nightfall. On Saturday they will stop at St. Stephen's Church in Monterey Park.
The march will end Sunday at the Federal Building at 312 N. Spring St. in downtown Los Angeles, where a rally will be held at 2:30 p.m.