May 01, 2007

May 1 Illegal Immigration March

--Exploiting children to push for amnesty, illegal families "dig in"

More deportations last year:
Last year on May 1, hoping to influence Congress to adopt legislation making illegal immigrants legal, hundreds of thousands of immigrants held marches and work stoppages across the country. This May 1 there will be another round of rallies and marches, but this time immigrants will also be protesting a surge in deportations.

The events are expected to be much smaller than a year ago, organizers said, as stepped-up enforcement by the authorities has made illegal immigrants wary of protesting in public and more doubtful that Congress will soon act to give them a chance at legalization.

Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials, facing intense political pressure to toughen enforcement, removed 221,664 illegal immigrants from the country over the last year, an increase of more than 37,000 — about 20 percent — over the year before, according to the agency’s tally.
Not much consolation when a poll in Mexico revealed that nearly half of Mexicans had at least one family member in the United States.

Denver's illegal immigration rally/march
will take place at 10 am today:
Immigrant rights supporters expect thousands of people from Ft. Collins, Colorado Springs and beyond to converge in Denver for a rally Tuesday.

"There are buses coming from Fort Collins, from Longmont, from Colorado Springs, (and) there's actually a bus coming from Grand Junction. So, we have great support statewide," said rally organizer Emily Parkey with the Colorado Immigrant Rights Coalition.

Last year, huge rallies on March 25 and May 1 drew between 50,000 and 75,000 people.
The event should still draw several thousand participants, and with last year's May Day having been a "coming out" party for the illegal immigration activists, this year's event will more likely present the list of demands--end to deportations, sanctuary, and ultimately amnesty.

The route:

*And for the moonbats, the disappointment is from the high number of illegal immigrants. Any and all legal immigrants, from Mexico to Mozambique--welcome to the United States. Glad to have you.

"Great American Boycott II", all over the country, with the largest expected in Los Angeles.

Of course the compliant MSM has already begun to pepper us with heartbreaking stories of families split apart because the parents, um, broke the law.

Details on Denver's May Day rally/march/protest/day off.

Never fear, local bloggers will cover the event, and show you pictures and tell the story the MSM's boilerplate coverage won't.

A look back at last year's illegal alien amnesty gathering.

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