People’s Daily Online: Thousands protest in Los Angeles, calling for new immigration legislation
Thousands of people took to the streets in Los Angeles on Monday, calling for new legislation that would pave the way for undocumented immigrants to become U.S. citizens.
The demonstration, led by Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and Cardinal Roger Mahony, was part of a national “Day of Action” that followed the U.S. Senate’s failure to approve federal legislation that would have provided a path to citizenship to some illegal immigrants.
The demonstrators waved U.S. flags and carried signs reading,” Supporting the U.S. Economy is Not a Crime ” and “Liberty and Justice for All.”
“Today we say to America — we’ve come here to work,” Villaraigosa told the crowd near Olvera Street. “We clean your toilets. We clean your hotels.We build your houses. We take care of your children. We want you to help us take care of our children as well.”
Villaraigosa encouraged demonstrators to continue rallying for legislation that will enforce the nation’s immigration laws but also provide illegal immigrants a path to citizenship.
“We work hard. We play by the rules — acknowledge our existence,” Villaraigosa said. “We want to come into the sunlight. We want to come out of the dark.”
KFI Radio 640 Los Angeles’s John and Ken have begun a campaign to FLUSH AMNESTY.
Some listeners have pledged to send him some of these in protest. Sounds like a fine idea. Get brushinâ€™!
(Looks like KFI listeners are single-handedly driving up the online prices for toilet brushes! The current best deal we can see right now is $3.85 including shipping.)You could always find one at the local 99Â¢ Only store and send it Parcel Post yourself, if youâ€™re so inclined.
Send your (clean) toilet brushes to City Hall . . .
Readers can voice their opinions to Mayor Villaraigosa here.
Mayor AV we do not need illegal aliens from Mexico to clean OUR toilets.
No amnesty and enforce the illegal alien laws.
Michelle Malkin: THE TOILET BRUSH CAMPAIGN
Many law-abiding L.A. residents who clean their own toilets took umbrage at Villaraigosa’s McCain-like contempt for self-reliant Americans and his us-vs.-them militancy. Now, there’s a campaign underway to answer Villaraigosa.
With toilet brushes.
Reader Jeff M. e-mails: “So many people are sending in toilet brushes that prices have been climbing (even on Amazon where toilet brushes have been hitting the # 1 spot on their sales charts)!”
Send the Mayor a Toilet Brush.
Remind him who does the REAL Work in Los Angeles – AMERICANS.
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