From the Dallas Protests yesterday. H/T John A.
Los Angeles Times: Immigration Activists on March Again
Hundreds of thousands of immigrant rights activists are expected to participate today in a coordinated campaign of nationwide protest that organizers say will be the largest of its kind in the nation’s history.
As many as 200,000 protesters are expected on the National Mall in Washington as part of a rally that acquired new urgency among immigrant rights groups after a compromise bill to overhaul immigration laws collapsed amid partisan rancor in the Senate last week.
The protest in the nation’s capital is one of more than 140 planned in dozens of cities. Organizers said the anticipated turnout in Washington could be matched in New York and Los Angeles.
These protests will actually bite Latino immigrant activists in the ass. The multi-city demonstrations are calling attention to the problems at the Mexico – USA border, how many folks have actually broken the law and are now in this country illegally. This is a THREAT to America and Americans do NOT like to be threatened.
In California and Los Angeles today: Thousands of Protesters Expected Across Southland
Thousands are expected to attend a candlelight vigil and procession today in downtown Los Angeles to urge Congress to pass a comprehensive immigration overhaul.
It is expected to be one of the largest marches among a number planned around the state. The national “Day of Action” comes two weeks after 500,000 people, according to police estimates, marched in Los Angeles to protest proposed immigration legislation.
Other demonstrations in California today include events in San Bernardino, Oxnard, Santa Maria, Santa Barbara, San Diego, Bakersfield, Fresno and Sacramento.
The Los Angeles procession will begin at La Placita Church near Olvera Street with a prayer from Cardinal Roger M. Mahony. After the 5 p.m. candlelight vigil, participants will march to Fletcher Bowron Square.
A rally in Santa Ana starts at noon at the federal building. In the San Fernando Valley, demonstrators will walk from Hermandad Mexicana, 7915 Van Nuys Blvd., to the federal building at 6230 Van Nuys Blvd.
Stay tuned for more photos and coverage of the protests.
And, what impact will this have on the United States Senate passing an illegal immigrant amnesty bill?
Minimal to guaranteeing a filibuster…….
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