A bill proposed in December [by Rep. Sensenbrenner (R-W)] could criminalize charity workers and others who help undocumented immigrants.
The bill declares that immigrants illegally in the United States are felons. It previously was a non-criminal matter. Felons are barred from later becoming citizens.
The legislation authorizes police to enforce immigration laws and would abolish visa programs, which helped bring in non-sponsored immigrants into the U.S.
“This is very punitive,” Kumpf said. “It will punish anyone who is undocumented and anyone that will help. It will criminalize anyone, such as a local priest, doctors and social workers.”
The March 10 Immigrant Rights March in Chicago, which drew well over 100,000, was held to protest this noxious, racist, nasty bill. Some say it drew 300,000. It was the biggest such march ever in U.S history. And it was hardly isolated. There’s been plenty of such marches lately, all under-reported or not reported at all in MSM. Why is that?
The Chicago march is part of a growing tsunami of immigrant protest across the nation. Last week 5,000 Mexicans gathered in Oregon; on Tuesday, March 6, some 30,000 Latinos from the Washington, D.C. area rallied on the U.S. Capitol steps.
The last big spasm of immigrant bashing was in California in the mid 1990’s by Governor Pete Wilson and Proposition 187. Mexican immigrants responded by first marching, and then becoming citizens and voting Democratic in record numbers.
The largest march ever in California was held to protest Prop 187, it drew over 100,000 people. This coming Saturday there will be a march and rally in downtown L.A to protest the Sensenbenner bill. Assemble 10 am at Olympic & Broadway. March to City Hall. If you live in L.A. be there, this is everyone’s fight.