Immigration reform activists launch p...

Immigration reform activists launch protests against Arizona law

There are 267 comments on the Daily Breeze story from Jul 26, 2010, titled Immigration reform activists launch protests against Arizona law. In it, Daily Breeze reports that:

David Chavez, left, and Christine Knight yell to motorists while holding banners over the 101 Freeway in downtown Los Angeles protesting Arizona's immigration law, SB1070, which is set to go into effect on Thursday.

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LLLL

South San Francisco, CA

#2 Jul 26, 2010
Theodore Roosevelt's ideas on Immigrants and being an AMERICAN in 1907.

'In the first place, we should insist that if the immigrant who comes here in good faith becomes an American and assimilates himself to us, he shall be treated on an exact equality with everyone else, for it is an outrage to discriminate against any such man because of creed, or birthplace, or origin. But this is predicated upon the person's becoming in every facet an American, and nothing but an American...There can be no divided allegiance here. Any man who says he is an American, but something else also, isn't an American at all. We have room for but one flag, the American flag... We have room for but one language here, and that is the English language.. And we have room for but one sole loyalty and that is a loyalty to the American people.'
- Theodore Roosevelt 1907

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Observer

Lomita, CA

#3 Jul 26, 2010
It's great that Arizona has the guts to enforce the LAW! California needs to get on the band wagon and follow Arizona's example! California can't afford all of the ILLEGALS that are here! If you want to become a citizen then do it LEGALLY!
Pedro Fan

Redondo Beach, CA

#4 Jul 26, 2010
These idiots are causing a distraction to drivers and should be removed. At the same time they should be ask there citizenship.
Johnnywalker

Adelanto, CA

#5 Jul 26, 2010
Is Janet Napolitano really a guy?
OLD 69 YEAR OLD

Columbus, OH

#6 Jul 27, 2010
SEE IMMIGRATION CONTROL AND REFORM ACT OF 1986. THIS LAW WAS PUSHED BY REAGAN IN 1980 DURING HIS RUN FOR PESIDENT AND HE SIGNED THE BILL. THIS GAVE 2.8 MILLION UNDOCUMENTED IMMIGRANTS CITIZENSHIP. WHY WOULD THE ONES COMING IN LATER NOT THINK THAT THEY COULD BECOME JUST LIKE THE PREVIOUS GROUP. THE PART OF THE LAW THAT ENFORCEMENT IGNORED, WAS THE EMPLOYEERS, BECAUSE THEY KNEW THEY COULD GET CHEAP LABOR AND PAY NO TAX. A 1982 U. S. SUPREME COURT RULING, PLYLER VS DOE 457 U.S.202 MADE THE EDUCATION AND SCHOOL LUNCH PROGRAM A RUGHT FOIR LEGAL AND NON LEGAL CHILDREN, AND PREVENTED THE SCHOOL OFFICIALS FROM REPORTING THEM TO ICE
Mark in Houston

Houston, TX

#7 Jul 27, 2010
Excuse me but the law doesn't go into effect until Thursday, So please show up then and see what happens. You can't make a mockery of the law by trying to overwhelm the situation. You only prove that people have no respect for the law. If you don't agree with SB1070 then don't go there!
Pedro Fan

Redondo Beach, CA

#8 Jul 27, 2010
Mark in Houston wrote:
Excuse me but the law doesn't go into effect until Thursday, So please show up then and see what happens. You can't make a mockery of the law by trying to overwhelm the situation. You only prove that people have no respect for the law. If you don't agree with SB1070 then don't go there!
The law has no respect for the american people
dead dog

Yorba Linda, CA

#9 Jul 27, 2010
I bought a bird feeder. I hung
It on my back porch and filled
It with seed. What a beauty of
A bird feeder it was, as I filled it
lovingly with seed. Within a
Week we had hundreds of birds
Taking advantage of the
Continuous flow of free and
Easily accessible food.

But then the birds started
Building nests in the boards
Of the patio, above the table,
And next to the barbecue.

Then came the poop. It was
Everywhere: on the patio tile,
The chairs, the table ..
Everywhere!

Then some of the birds
Turned mean. They would
Dive bomb me and try to
Peck me even though I had
Fed them out of my own
Pocket.

And others birds were
Boisterous and loud. They
Sat on the feeder and
Squawked and screamed at
All hours of the day and night
And demanded that I fill it
When it got low on food.

After a while, I couldn't even
Sit on my own back porch
Anymore. So I took down the
Bird feeder and in three days
The birds were gone. I cleaned
Up their mess and took down
The many nests they had built
All over the patio.

Soon, the back yard was like
It used to be .... Quiet, serene....
And no one demanding their
Rights to a free meal.

Now let's see.
Our government gives out
Free food, subsidized housing,
Free medical care and free
Education, and allows anyone
Born here to be an automatic
Citizen.

Then the illegals came by the
Tens of thousands. Suddenly
Our taxes went up to pay for
Free services; small apartments
Are housing 5 families; you
Have to wait 6 hours to be seen
By an emergency room doctor;
Your child's second grade class is
Behind other schools because
Over half the class doesn't speak
English.

Corn Flakes now come in a
Bilingual box; I have to
'press one ' to hear my bank
Talk to me in English, and
People waving flags other
Than 'Old Glory' are
Squawking and screaming
In the streets, demanding
More rights and free liberties.

Just my opinion, but maybe
it's time for the government
To take down the bird feeder.

If you agree, pass it on; if not,
Just continue cleaning up the poop

"Keep Working, Millions On Welfare Depend On YOU!!!"
guilty till proven not

Los Angeles, CA

#11 Jul 27, 2010
idiots need to get an education or a job.
guilty till proven not

Los Angeles, CA

#12 Jul 27, 2010
Pedro Fan wrote:
<quoted text>
The law has no respect for the american people
illgal aliens are not Americans.
uscitizen

Kingston, GA

#13 Jul 27, 2010
I agree with the bird analysis. Suits this situation with the illegals to a tee and our government is working as hard for them as they should for the american people. All over the internet i am reading articles about how the illegals are doing jobs that americans won't do but not from what i have seen on my job site. They take advantage of every situation to do very little or nothing at all. Only when they face the threat of losing that job do they really work hard. If they are allowed amnesty, we will have millions of workers that won't do a lot of jobs and be just like some of the lazy people that are born here but they are born americans and its our burden but the illegals are not. They are Mexico's burden and Mexico should bear that burden.
Pedro Fan

Redondo Beach, CA

#14 Jul 27, 2010
guilty till proven not wrote:
<quoted text>illegal aliens are not Americans.
I will clarify: For US citizens of this nation. Mexico is in the americas too.
Pedro Fan

Redondo Beach, CA

#15 Jul 27, 2010
dead dog wrote:
I bought a bird feeder. I hung
It on my back porch and filled
It with seed. What a beauty of
A bird feeder it was, as I filled it
lovingly with seed. Within a
Week we had hundreds of birds
Taking advantage of the
Continuous flow of free and
Easily accessible food.
But then the birds started
Building nests in the boards
Of the patio, above the table,
And next to the barbecue.
Then came the poop. It was
Everywhere: on the patio tile,
The chairs, the table ..
Everywhere!
Then some of the birds
Turned mean. They would
Dive bomb me and try to
Peck me even though I had
Fed them out of my own
Pocket.
And others birds were
Boisterous and loud. They
Sat on the feeder and
Squawked and screamed at
All hours of the day and night
And demanded that I fill it
When it got low on food.
After a while, I couldn't even
Sit on my own back porch
Anymore. So I took down the
Bird feeder and in three days
The birds were gone. I cleaned
Up their mess and took down
The many nests they had built
All over the patio.
Soon, the back yard was like
It used to be .... Quiet, serene....
And no one demanding their
Rights to a free meal.
Now let's see.
Our government gives out
Free food, subsidized housing,
Free medical care and free
Education, and allows anyone
Born here to be an automatic
Citizen.
Then the illegals came by the
Tens of thousands. Suddenly
Our taxes went up to pay for
Free services; small apartments
Are housing 5 families; you
Have to wait 6 hours to be seen
By an emergency room doctor;
Your child's second grade class is
Behind other schools because
Over half the class doesn't speak
English.
Corn Flakes now come in a
Bilingual box; I have to
'press one ' to hear my bank
Talk to me in English, and
People waving flags other
Than 'Old Glory' are
Squawking and screaming
In the streets, demanding
More rights and free liberties.
Just my opinion, but maybe
it's time for the government
To take down the bird feeder.
If you agree, pass it on; if not,
Just continue cleaning up the poop
"Keep Working, Millions On Welfare Depend On YOU!!!"
What the heck is your point?
Guest

La Mirada, CA

#16 Jul 27, 2010
I think we all should start breaking the law, What the heck, Sounds pretty easy to me.Com e to a new country, Get free medical, dental, housing, no taxes. and rights. Wow, Where do I sign up. If I get arrested for breaking the law I will sue the heck out of my county. How can they determine That I am breaking the law when so many are right in front of us doing it.
Eye On Illegals

Orlando, FL

#17 Jul 27, 2010
OLD 69 YEAR OLD wrote:
SEE IMMIGRATION CONTROL AND REFORM ACT OF 1986. THIS LAW WAS PUSHED BY REAGAN IN 1980 DURING HIS RUN FOR PESIDENT AND HE SIGNED THE BILL. THIS GAVE 2.8 MILLION UNDOCUMENTED IMMIGRANTS CITIZENSHIP. WHY WOULD THE ONES COMING IN LATER NOT THINK THAT THEY COULD BECOME JUST LIKE THE PREVIOUS GROUP. THE PART OF THE LAW THAT ENFORCEMENT IGNORED, WAS THE EMPLOYEERS, BECAUSE THEY KNEW THEY COULD GET CHEAP LABOR AND PAY NO TAX. A 1982 U. S. SUPREME COURT RULING, PLYLER VS DOE 457 U.S.202 MADE THE EDUCATION AND SCHOOL LUNCH PROGRAM A RUGHT FOIR LEGAL AND NON LEGAL CHILDREN, AND PREVENTED THE SCHOOL OFFICIALS FROM REPORTING THEM TO ICE
You are absolutely right. President Reagan made a big mistake allowing 3 million (at that time) Illegal Immigrants to stay in our country.
Succeding presidential administrations have let-in thousands more Immigrants into the U.S. as "Political Asylum" refugees:
http://www.tcunation.com/profiles/blogs/anoth...
djones

Las Vegas, NV

#18 Jul 27, 2010
To dead dog,

I got your point. Good letter.
Ted

Laguna Beach, CA

#19 Jul 27, 2010
I wish that the 'activists' re ILLEGALS would at least be honest enough to call it what it is - not 'reform' but do away with any immigration laws and AMNESTY! But then they weren't honest enough to come into the US legally so why should I be stupid enough to think they have any honesty in them? I still wonder where these ILLEGALS get all the rights they are demanding?
Ted

Laguna Beach, CA

#20 Jul 27, 2010
Pedro Fan wrote:
These idiots are causing a distraction to drivers and should be removed. At the same time they should be ask there citizenship.
Hey now, you can't apply law to these 'activists'- they have all the rights - you are probably a citizen and therefore don't have any rights! The pandering politicians are bending over for votes of the foolish Latinos who are being used by these people. The real question I have for those Latinos - the ILLEGALS are largely responsible for the crime in your neighborhoods - why the hell are you protecting them?
Ted

Laguna Beach, CA

#21 Jul 27, 2010
OLD 69 YEAR OLD wrote:
SEE IMMIGRATION CONTROL AND REFORM ACT OF 1986. THIS LAW WAS PUSHED BY REAGAN IN 1980 DURING HIS RUN FOR PESIDENT AND HE SIGNED THE BILL. THIS GAVE 2.8 MILLION UNDOCUMENTED IMMIGRANTS CITIZENSHIP. WHY WOULD THE ONES COMING IN LATER NOT THINK THAT THEY COULD BECOME JUST LIKE THE PREVIOUS GROUP. THE PART OF THE LAW THAT ENFORCEMENT IGNORED, WAS THE EMPLOYEERS, BECAUSE THEY KNEW THEY COULD GET CHEAP LABOR AND PAY NO TAX. A 1982 U. S. SUPREME COURT RULING, PLYLER VS DOE 457 U.S.202 MADE THE EDUCATION AND SCHOOL LUNCH PROGRAM A RUGHT FOIR LEGAL AND NON LEGAL CHILDREN, AND PREVENTED THE SCHOOL OFFICIALS FROM REPORTING THEM TO ICE
Your point is? Are you trying to warn us what is coming AGAIN? I hope it works but doubt it - the sheep are sleeping or too politically correct to do the right thing and stop our pandering politicians from graning AMNESTY in the name of reform!
Here are the facts

Fontana, CA

#22 Jul 27, 2010
The reporter ngelects to mention that most independents support Arizona's new law against illegal immigration, and a decent % of Demcorats as well. Overall. impartial polling shows that this law, or the main tenents of it, are supported by more than 70% of Americans.

Furthermore, it is not "hundreds of thousands" of "immigrants" that Obama's Justice Department is ignoring. Rather estimates from Pew and other sources state that there are about 11 million illegal aliens in our country (including about 7 million illegal foreign workers). So by stopping workplace enforcement actions and gutting almost all effective enforcement (such as the 287g program), the Obama administration is granting de facto amnesty to millions of illegals.

This reporter should do his homework.

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