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Thursday, April 06, 2006

Immigration Debate Wakes A 'Sleeping Latino Giant'

Source: WaPo
Drawing on fear of restrictive immigration proposals that have awakened hundreds of thousands of Latinos to political activism, organizers are using popular Spanish-language radio and networks of community organizations to mobilize protests in Washington and scores of other cities Monday.

The demonstrations are planned to expand on a groundswell that attracted about 30,000 largely Hispanic protesters in the District last month, about 100,000 in Chicago and as many as 500,000 in Los Angeles, a surprising display of political muscle from a population that makes up a substantial portion of the nation's 12 million illegal immigrants.

Jaime Contreras, president of the National Capital Immigrant Coalition, predicted that Monday's demonstration at the Washington Monument would draw 100,000 people and that nationally the turnout, in more than 60 cities, would number "in the millions."

"The sleeping Latino giant is finally awake," Contreras said. "This will be the largest demonstration by immigrants ever held in this country." *snip*

"I'm not sure anybody totally understands this phenomenon. . . . But we are happily stunned," said Cecilia Muñoz, vice president for policy at the National Council of La Raza, a civil rights organization based in Washington. "We're all very aware that this is history in the making, and the country will be transformed by it."
The question nobodies asking: But is that a good thing?

Yes, this will transform the country. Into a third world cesspool where brute force politics is the order of the day. And considering the spine challenged representatives we have in Washington I don't hold out a lot of hope.

The word nobody will use: Illegal. Do we really want to put the reins of government into the hands of non-citizens? Of those who see everything through the lens of race?

I am genuinely puzzled how letting those who profit off illegality profit from their bad acts strikes some as a good idea, yet clearly it does.

Well I hope you enjoy living in a third world country.

H/T Dan Stein Report

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