Saturday, April 29

Monday's Strike -- Immigrants to Boycott... Themselves?

Reuters has the full story on the May 1 immigrant boycott that aims to "close" down entire cities.. Doug Powers comments:
So, no income for a day and no education? Sounds to me as if what they're boycotting is themselves. What a lesson for their kids. Got a beef? Don't go to work or school. Yeah, perpetuating poverty and denying yourself an education is a great way to get back at the gringo!
A reader at Men's News Daily says, "Fight back! Mow your own lawn! Get some exercise! Have it done right!"

First, allow me to point out who is behind these--not Latino leadership.
"There will be 2 to 3 million people hitting the streets in Los Angeles alone. We're going to close down Los Angeles, Chicago, New York, Tucson, Phoenix, Fresno," said Jorge Rodriguez, a union official who helped organize earlier rallies credited with rattling Congress as it debates the issue.
And what is it that they want?
"We want full amnesty, full legalization for anybody who is here (illegally)," Rodriguez said. "That is the message that is going to be played out across the country on May 1."
Jim Kouri points out that people like Rodriguez do not speak for all of us.

In response to the hundreds of thousands of illegal aliens who have been marching under the Mexican flag demanding to be rewarded for having violated US immigration law, a new coalition has been formed to accurately represent Hispanics in the US who work hard, play by the rules and want the opportunity to see their own kids get ahead. Known as "You Don'’t Speak for Me,"” the coalition aims to dispel the impression that the people out on the streets represent the views of all Hispanic-Americans.

"Politicians and the media seem to believe that Hispanic-Americans hold a monolithic view on the subject of immigration,"” said Peter Nunez, a former Assistant Secretary of the Treasury and a spokesman for the group.

These facts reflect the position of many Hispanic-Americans--citizens, legal immigrants and the children of immigrants--who strongly oppose amnesty for illegal aliens and support enforcement of US immigration laws. "In fact, millions of Hispanic-Americans--including many who have gone through the immigration process the right way--are offended by the demands being made by people who have broken our nation'’s laws. We are even more offended that the views of Hispanic citizens are not being accurately portrayed,"” he said.
The responsibility to get the message right is on the media, but of course, no one is expecting the media giants to even care about getting the message right or talking about the facts--they have an agenda to keep.

Recent nationwide street demonstrations by illegal aliens and their supporters, demanding amnesty for 12 million or more illegal immigrants, have been portrayed in the media as representing the views of all Hispanics in the US

However, according to opinion polls, including one conducted by the Pew Hispanic Center,Americans are divided on the issue with 53% saying that people who are in the US illegally should be required to go home. According to the Pew Study, a growing number also believe that illegal immigrants are a burden to the country, taking jobs and housing and creating strains on the health care system.

Of course, we all know that Pew is not all that unbiased, so I wonder what the real numbers would look like, if done right? People, what you read on these pages are NOT an anomaly. I am not on the fringe. I am not the exception to the rule. Monday's boycott will only continue to hammer the message of urgency to American voting citizens, and will result in a harder and tougher crackdown on illegal immigration and on border security.
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