The Stolen Voice of Illegal Aliens
Wearing a bright green T-shirt emblazoned with the word "Mexico," 18-year-old Marco Tapia couldn't wait to join the biggest march for immigrants he had ever seen. The Mexican-born high school senior was among about 30,000 who marched through St. Paul in support of immigrant rights, and among more than half a million people who rallied Sunday in 10 states. Dozens more marches were planned nationwide Monday.Full story here.
"Hopefully this will change the way America thinks," said Tapia, a high school senior who is living illegally in Minneapolis with his mother and sister.
"If we don't protest they'll never hear us," said Oscar Cruz, 23, a construction worker who marched among the estimated 50,000 in San Diego. Cruz, who came illegally to the U.S. in 2003, said he had feared a crackdown but felt emboldened by the large marches across the country in recent weeks.Full story here.
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"We don't have a leader like Martin Luther King or Cesar Chavez, but this is now a national immigrant rights movement," said Joshua Hoyt, director of the Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights, which has helped organize rallies in the Chicago, Illinois, area.
ILLEGAL ALIENS AREN'T SUPPOSED TO BE HEARD. They don't get a say, they don't get a vote, they are not supposed to have a voice in our political system. THEY'RE NOT CITIZENS.
Joshua Hoyt can claim that this is an "immigrant rights movement" until he's blue in the face (which, by the way, I'd pay to see), but it's still a lie, no matter how many times he says it. An immigrant is someone who permanently settles in a foreign country. We have a legal way to do that here in America -- as does every other sovereign nation in the world. An alien is an unnaturalized resident from a foreign nation. An illegal alien is an unnaturalized resident who left their nation to come here illegally.
Therefore, these masses of people that have been swarming our cities are part of an Illegal Alien Rights Movement -- an oxymoron if ever I heard one.
To steal is to take something that isn't rightfully yours.
Entry into America. STOLEN.
Jobs in America. STOLEN.
Voice to the government and policies of America. STOLEN.
I could go to one of these marches with a "No Amnesty" sign, and it wouldn't matter if there were 1,000 or 100,000 illegal aliens marching to make demands of our government -- my sole message should be heard because I AM A CITIZEN, and I HAVE A VOICE.
My fellow Americans, we must not forget this as we write and call our representatives. We must not let them forget it -- or ignore it. I know mine want to. Daley. Blagojevich. Gutierrez. Obama. Durbin. They're all listening to the illegal aliens over me. I'm fighting back as hard and as loud as one person can.
Because to not use your voice is to tacitly hand it over to those who would steal it to gain amnesty and citizenship as a reward for breaking our laws. The fabric of this nation will be torn, perhaps irreparably.
It has nothing to do with skin color or nation of origin. It has everything to do with this country be taken over -- handed over -- to people who do not value or respect what it stands for. People who do not respect the laws of the country or the sovereign will of its citizenry.
Do you know where YOUR voice is? As illegal aliens rally around the country yet again, will you use it for your country?