March 16, 2007

Another May Day Boycott

Local Denver illegal immigrant activists and open borders advocates have also called for a week-long boycott at the end of March, this boycott appears to be a rehash of last year's May "festivities" (h/t Moonbattery):
Immigrant and worker rights groups called Thursday for an end to raids and deportations of illegal aliens and are planning a May Day boycott to press home their demands.
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Participants in the "Great American Boycott" say they will not shop, work, go to school or participate in any economic activity on May 1, but will instead hold rallies.

The movement's website encourages supporters to join with them "against a common enemy: the U.S. government." Similar campaigns last spring called for pro-immigrant reform.

At a press conference Thursday, speakers from organizations including labor and anti-war groups spoke out against the crackdown.

Bishop Felipe C. Teixeira of the Immigration Pastoral Center in Massachusetts said that the recent raids had shown "the face of racism and discrimination."

"No human being is illegal," Teixeira said. "Together, united, we can defeat the imperialism of the U.S.A."

Emma Lozano of the Chicago immigration-rights group Centro Sin Fronteras suggested that the best way to gain recognition from the government was to use economic power.

"We need to stand up and show them that we will hurt them in their pockets," Lozano said.

"This country has exploited the undocumented labor for over a century and grown rich off of it," she said, adding that "we are not asking for anything, we are demanding our rights."
There is no such thing as a right to be here or in any country illegally. What they are seeking is amnesty, and are ready to paint anyone who opposes them as knuckle-dragging xenophobes.

What else?

Defending/enforcing U.S. laws on immigration=imperialism, racism, and discrimination.

How nice.

Freedom Folks
has more daily on the brave anti-imperialist boycotters.


Anonymous Piper said...

I would encourage the writer to go deeper.Laws are not always ethical or just. Sometimes laws need to be changed. this is one of those times.

Fri Mar 16, 09:02:00 PM  
Blogger el presidente said...

Laws against illegal entry are unjust or unethical?

Calls for amnesty masked as "immigration reform" amount to nothing more than requesting the United States to deny its own sovereignty and the integrity of its borders.

It would be the same as asking homeowners to accomodate anyone in their house without permission--the analogy in this case is quite accurate.

Fri Mar 16, 09:12:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"It would be the same as asking homeowners to accomodate anyone in their house without permission--the analogy in this case is quite accurate."

It would be more accurate to say that it is the same as forcing homeowners to allow anyone in their house without permission to become legal co-owners on the deed to the house.

I find it amazing that enforcing U.S. laws on U.S. soil is somehow imperialist. The logic defies all common sense.

My Mexican grandmother would be shocked at the numbers of people who think we Americans should embrace this blatant law breaking. She came here legally and supported enforcing U.S. laws against illegal immigration to the day she died.

Fri Mar 16, 10:25:00 PM  
Blogger el presidente said...

I stand corrected, yours is an even better analogy.

I share a similar ethnic heritage, one which supported the adoption of the English language and opposed illegal immigration.

Sat Mar 17, 02:42:00 AM  
Anonymous Jan T said...

The U.S. already HAS a comprehensive, bipartisan immigration law. It is the Simpson/Mazzoli Law, AKA the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, and it's written into the U.S. Code (ex: 8 USC Sec 1324). We reinforced the border and gave four million aliens amnesty twenty years ago, etc., but the federal government failed to enforce provisions prohibiting employers from hiring aliens. The law recognized that jobs are the "candy" that draws illegals. So here we are 20 years later with 12 million illegal immigrants, and we're having the same debate and being offered the same deal. I applaud Homeland Security and ICE, but their enforcement efforts are not yet where they ought to be, and the rather abrupt action, after a rock-bottom performance, is too sudden for some folks.

Sat Mar 17, 05:34:00 PM  

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