People referred to as “undocumented workers”, which is lib-speak for “illegal aliens”, areÃ‚Â wildly upset at aÃ‚Â bill passed by the U.S. House in December, sponsored by Republican Wisconsin Rep. James Sensenbrenner
The bill calls for tough border security and enforcement measures and would make it a federal crime, instead of a civil offense, for undocumented workers to live in the country.
PHOENIX (Reuters) – As many as 15,000 immigrants and supporters marched through Phoenix on Friday in the latest of a series of protests in major U.S. cities that seek to stop legislation seen as punitive to undocumented workers.
Los Angeles students also walked out of at least 20 county schools on Friday, protesting proposed extension of a wall along the U.S.-Mexican border, said a Los Angeles Unified School District spokesperson.
Some “hundreds of thousands” will march through downtown Los Angeles on Saturday, one organizer predicted, while Chicago police on March 10 estimated that 75,000 to 100,000 rallied to protest tough changes in immigration law.
If the I.N.S. is smart, they’re using this opportunity for “roundup time”. It’s not often that it’s this easy.
The marchers aren’t alone, however, asÃ‚Â Sensenbrenner’s bill has critics on both sides of the aisle. Some think it’s over the top, and some think it’s not enough and ineffective.
As for the students walking out of school to protest the extension of a wall, how many out of a thousand knew what they were doing, other than missing adaptive algebra, history, and kickball day in gym?
One measure in the bill calls for harsher penalties for those who employ illegal aliens, meaning that the bill is also being fought by owners of beachfront homes in Malibu and on Long Island. Paying union scale for a maid and gardenerÃ‚Â could spell financial disaster for some of those residents.
The protests are taking place from si to shining si, and all places in between. Even Georgia:
On Friday morning, tens of thousands of workers were no-shows at their jobs in Georgia in response to a bill that was passed by the Georgia House Thursday. The legislation Ã¢â‚¬â€ which still needs state Senate approval Ã¢â‚¬â€ would refuse services to adults living in the U.S. illegally and tack a 5 percent surcharge onto wire transfers from illegal immigrants. Close to 200 people assembled outside Georgia’s Capitol building holding signs that read: “Don’t panic, we’re Hispanic” and “We have a dream too,” CNN reported.
Nothing screams to the world “we have a right to work here!” more effectively than not showing up for work.
America is great, isn’t it? In what otherÃ‚Â country in the world canÃ‚Â people take to the streets en masse, yell “we’re here illegally!”, and be lauded instead of removed? The answer to that is, “countries that didn’tÃ‚Â exist for very long”.