• Across U.S., citizens protest insane immigration policy adopted by Obama, Holder.
By John Friend —
RAMONA, Calif.—During the past week, the crisis along the United States-Mexico border and the invasion of America by illegal aliens has not generated as many headlines as it has in previous weeks. That fact, however, does not mean the situation along the southern border of the U.S. has stabilized or that Americans are uninterested in the latest developments regarding these issues.
In late July, Texas Governor Rick Perry (R) ordered as many as 1,000 troops from the National Guard to be deployed along the Texas-Mexico border to deal with the border crisis.
Speaking at a press briefing in Austin recently, Perry stated: “There can be no national security without border security, and Texans have paid too high a price for the federal government’s failure to secure our border.”
Perry’s move appears to be largely symbolic and likely designed to generate support for his future political ambitions. National Guard troops do not have the authority to make arrests and will only be playing a supportive role in an effort to deter Mexican drug cartels, human traffickers and other criminal activity, while referring suspected illegal immigrants to federal Border Patrol authorities.
“Our role is to look for the criminal element,” Lt. Col. Joanne MacGregor, a spokeswoman for the Texas National Guard, recently explained. “We are going to have a very thoughtful, thorough training plan so that everyone knows” what the National Guard’s limitations are.
Meanwhile, anti-illegal immigration protests are erupting across the nation. On July 26, thousands of protesters took to the streets of Boston, expressing their disgust and outrage at the federal government’s response to the illegal alien invasion of America. Popular Boston-area radio host Jeff Kuhner, who hosts “The Kuhner Report” on WRKO, organized the rally, which he estimated drew close to 10,000 people, if not more.
“I’ve never seen any kind of backlash like this before on any issue ever,” Kuhner explained to Boston.com. “People in this state are livid. They feel betrayed by the political elite.”
Kuhner and other protesters were particularly upset about the allegation that children are illegally entering the U.S., often after making a dangerous trek through their country of origin and Mexico to reach America with the expectation of receiving amnesty and other political, social and economic benefits. “These are not children,” said Kuhner. “When you say child, the implication is 4, 5, 6 [years old]. They’re teenagers—many of them are gangbangers. . . . If you’re 15, you’re not a child. A child is 12 and under.”
Echoing Kuhner’s concerns, economist Michael Snyder, who maintains the popular “The Economic Collapse” website, recently warned his readers that “Barack Obama has allowed hundreds of thousands of gang members to illegally enter the United States and settle in our major cities” by refusing to protect the American border.
“In many communities, gang activity is already wildly out of control, and some day our cities will burn because of the foolishness of the federal government,” Snyder stated.
Southern California continues to be a flashpoint for illegal immigration protests and other activism against the federal government and the Obama administration.
In Ramona, a small city in rural northeast San Diego County, Sheriff Joe Arpaio of Maricopa County, Arizona recently spoke to the Ramona TEA’d organization, which drew 400 people and roughly 20-25 counter protesters. The venue was filled to capacity, and numerous individuals were turned away at the door.
Arpaio addressed the illegal invasion of America, sponsored and facilitated by the federal government, along with the ongoing crime spree against the American people emanating from Washington.
William Gheen, the president of Americans for Legal Immigration PAC (ALIPAC), and James Neighbors of Overpasses for America, announced plans for nationwide anti-illegal immigration protests in the weeks ahead, largely in response to Texas Representative Luis Gutierrez’s (D) outrageous comments that Hispanics should receive amnesty and American citizenship in order to punish Americans who are against illegal immigration and the transformation of the United States into a Third World country.
“Representatives from among the more than 50 organizations that recently conducted protests against illegal immigration in more than 300 locations nationwide have announced a new large wave of protests to take place October 24-25, in response to Gutierrez’s comments about using amnesty for illegals to punish Americans who oppose illegal immigration,” reads a July 22 ALIPAC press release.
Other protests are scheduled in the weeks leading up to October 24-25 and are designed to target congressional Republicans, who support amnesty.
“It is time for Americans to unify against immigration reform amnesty and to punish outlandish and corrupt politicians like Luis Gutierrez in the 2014 elections,” said Gheen.
Neighbors added: “Representative Gutierrez should resign or face censure by the Congress for his comments that are inappropriate for any elected official or government employee paid by our taxes!”
Democratic leaders in Washington, D.C. and leading leftist pundits, activists and organizations in America are demanding Congress approve the $3.7 billion President Barack Obama has requested to deal with the crisis and coddle the illegal aliens invading America.
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) went so far as to compare the thousands of young people illegally entering the U.S. with “baby Jesus” on the popular MSNBC program “Morning Joe,” adding that Jesus “was a refugee from violence,” and that the U.S. has a humanitarian obligation to care for the illegal invaders.
In a similarly brazen move, the American Civil Liberties Union of San Diego County is even threatening to sue the city of Escondido in north San Diego County for rejecting an illegal immigration shelter to be used to house and care for illegal aliens shipped from the U.S.-Mexico border to southern California.
John Friend is a California-based writer who maintains a blog.