OK, not sure why the mods would remove the original thread for this...? A mistake, perhaps?
AURORA, Colo. (CBS4)– Hundreds of protesters gathered in Aurora on Friday evening to march to the ICE detention facility where illegal and undocumented immigrants are being housed. They also removed the U.S. flag, replaced it with a Mexican flag, and spray painted graffiti on a Blue Lives Matter flag before it was seen flying upside down on the flag pole
.https://denver.cbslocal.com/2019/07/12/ ... ion-raids/
It's pitiful... These people are only benefiting Trump when they do stuff like this - and the defacing of the "Blue Lives Matter" flag was a nice touch, no? That's sure to get middle America on your side.
Why can they not see how this hurts their cause?
Very true. Such acts of stupidity get a lot of media publicity, they just feed the 'right' and make it impossible to constructively deal with the issue of unauthorized (to use the politically correct term) immigration and residency by foreign nationals.
For decades, our policies have been politically muddled, far too long allowing entry and not enforce unauthorized residence to provide cheap and exploitable labor, as well as encouraging the conditions in the source countries that drive such migrations. These migrants are doing this due to poverty, lack of health and welfare 'safety net', political, ethnic and regional conflicts, violence in particular from the drug trade, corruption of police and governments, natural disasters, and the global climate crises. Over the last 10 years this has been compounded by whole families migrating to the USA, not just by adult family members to work and send money back, due to those issues as well as tighter border controls. The numbers of unauthorized foreign nationals puts huge financial strains on many local and state governments and a backlash from taxpayers which led in part to Trump becoming President.
Yes, there should be peaceful and constructive protests as to the conditions of these detention facilities, but we also need, although near impossible in the short term, to expand the number of immigration judges and facilities, crack down on employers, have a work permit plan to sustain our agricultural and other work needs and improve their homelands so won't have to seek escape.