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Friday, July 14, 2006

300 protest sheriff, county attorney over prosecution of illegal immigrants

As a follow up to Groups: Immigrants Without Borders AND Protect Our City, which was posted prior to its taking place.

Thomas and Arpaio said they will continue to uphold the law that aims to combat illegal immigration
As the title states, only 300 people showed up though it was hoped by organizers that 1,000 would attend. But in the spirit of speaking for everyone else, Luis Hernandez of Immigrants Without Borders, the Arizona Republic quoted him as saying:
“Those that aren't here aren't here because they had to work, not because they didn't care. But we represent them and we want to remind everyone that this nation was built on the back of immigrants. Please stop persecuting them."
So, there you have it. It no longer matters if anyone showed up, they wanted or meant to, but they didn't. However, in the Liberal sense of truth and reality there was a million....

Additionally akin to (though obviously not as extreme), terrorists socializing their children in a cult of death:
some children sported faux black-and-white prison garb to illustrate their “criminal” status under the law.
In response to the protesters:
Arpaio met protesters outside of his office, where he defended the arrests, and seemed to take umbrage at some of the signs, which referred to him as “heartless.”

“Do you think I like arresting people? No. I have compassion for these people,” he told the crowd. “But they're violating the law and it's my job as the sheriff to uphold the law. Change the law and I promise you I'll stop arresting them.”
Following the encirclement of the Maricopa County Sheriffs Office, the mob headed down to County Attorney Andrew Thomas' office while taking a page from the civil rights movement of the 60's:
they sang “We Shall Overcome” and peacefully picketed before returning to Patriots Square Park.
Whether or not the little ditty was sung in Spanish or English was not mentioned.

**This was a production of The Coalition Against Illegal Immigration (CAII). If you would like to participate, please go to the above link to learn more. Afterwards, email the coalition and let me know at what level you would like to participate.**


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