Hundreds of Occupy Wall Street Protesters Rally for Immigrant Rights

Sam Levin and Erin Durkin, NY Daily News, December 18, 2011

Hundreds of protesters rallied Sunday for immigrant rights, attempting to breathe new life into the Occupy Wall Street movement as they marked International Migrants Day.

The protesters marched from Foley Square to Zuccotti Park, denouncing the recent spike in deportations and harsh state immigrations laws.

“It’s still horrible. I’m so broken. I haven’t seen my husband in a year and a half,” said Carla Rice-Mata, 47, of the Bronx, a school social worker whose husband was deported to the Dominican Republic in 2003 over an attempted drug possession charge from1988.

“For a long time, I thought I was alone in the world. Thank God there’s a large movement now that recognizes that [deportations] are affecting millions of people.”

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  • Hirsch

    “Thank God there’s a large movement now that recognizes that [deportations] are affecting millions of people.”

    Now all we need is a large movement that recognized that Importations are affecting millions of people as well. So since it’s close to Christmas and the subject is immigration, does anyone remember the movie “A Christmas Story?” It is a brilliant bit of Norman Rockwell-like bit of nostalgia, directed by Bob Clark. They tend to show 24 hour marathons of the movie on some networks close to Christmas.

    If you’re expecting Mr. Clark to make a sequel any time soon, you might be in for a surprise: “Clark and his son, Ariel Hanrath-Clark, 22, were killed in a head-on car accident on the Pacific Coast Highway in Pacific Palisades, Los Angeles on the morning of April 4, 2007.[11] The crash occurred when an SUV crossed the median and struck Clark’s Infiniti I30, causing the closure of the highway for eight hours.[6] Police determined that the SUV’s driver, Hector Velazquez-Nava, had a blood alcohol level of three times the legal limit and was driving without a license.[12] He initially pleaded not guilty to two counts of gross vehicular manslaughter,[13] but changed his plea to no contest in August. On October 12, 2007, Velasquez-Nava was sentenced to six years in prison under the terms of a plea agreement.[14] In addition, he may face deportation to his native Mexico, as he entered and was living in the United States illegally.”

    So I suppose I have to agree with the Dominican woman who was separated from her drug-dealing husband. Deportation can have an effect, if done quickly and often.

  • Alexandra

    What relatives of deportees don’t seem to get is 1) it’s not our fault you snuck in here or can’t keep your nose clean and 2) you’re more than welcome to join your relatives!

  • Anonymous

    The Occupy Movement has been hijacked by the same old activists who’ve been around for years.

    They march under the banners of International Socialism, ‘social justice’, animal rights, gay rights, open borders, increased levels of welfare, passivism, an end to ‘Eurocentrism’, forced equality of wealth, and just about anything that punishes whites for being white.

    They are absolutely unaware that they are the unwitting footsoldiers for corporate greed, fighting for the very things which make it easier for elite interests to put their boot on our collective necks.

  • Anonymous

    What a bunch of geniuses! They complain about the problems and support the causes of the problems. They are a bunch of communists and they are nothing but trouble! Mark my words, they will soon be clashing with descent real Americans!

  • PatRiot

    Another reason to despise OWS.

  • Question Diversity

    I’m not mentioning any names, either real names or those nicknames of certain AR regulars, but there seemed to be an unusual level of love for the Occutard movement among our people. My guess is that some of you believed the (false, as it turned out) rumors that Occupy was opposed to a certain “ethnicity.”

    If this article doesn’t change your mind, if you think I’m referring to you, then nothing will.

  • Vlad The Emailer

    Boo Hoo Carla. If you want to see your husband go to the Dominican Republlic. And yes, there’s a large movement that recognizes deportation affect a lot of people. But there is a much larger movement that wants even more deportations.

  • Mr.White

    It’s still horrible. I’m so broken. I haven’t seen my husband in a year and a half,” said Carla Rice-Mata, 47, of the Bronx, a school social worker whose husband was deported to the Dominican Republic in 2003 over an attempted drug possession charge from1988.

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    I would imagine flights leave everyday to the Dominican Republic. On some days, probably more than one flight. Has she ever considered buying a ticket and jumping on one? Probably not, since this isn’t about “being broken,” but rather lobbying for open borders.

    These people are shameless!

  • Jim

    Here in the San Francisco Bay Area, it’s pretty much taken for granted that Mexicans will be used for roofing and concrete work. Short of asking the white owner or salesman the race of the people who will actually do the work, one can’t escape Mexican day laborers. They have it down to a science: The white owner shows up for the bid, then has Mexicans do the job. Liberals AND greedy capitalists are destroying this country. If only there were a “third way” …

  • Anonymous

    “It’s still horrible. I’m so broken. I haven’t seen my husband in a year and a half,” said Carla Rice-Mata, 47, of the Bronx, a school social worker whose husband was deported to the Dominican Republic in 2003 over an attempted drug possession charge from 1988.

    Then why doesn’t she live with him in the Dominican Republic, if she cares so much about being with him?

  • sam

    To anonymous 3…What’s wrong with animals and gays actually having, dare I even say it, rights? The only ones opposed are those who think (if it can be called that) it is fine to hurt animals and treat gays as if they’re not human. You betray what you are. If only you could see yourself as you truly are–not pretty.

  • Jupiter7

    A massive scab labor gift to the very Wall Street-Corporate Criminals that they are in “rebellion” against. One can easily imagine Congresssional Hearings on immigration with the leaders of Occupay Wall Street Movement sitting side-by side at table with a billionaire Wall Street Executive testifying about the great economic benefits of wiping away America’s borders with Mexico and the rest of the World.

    To all of you Gerald Celente fans out there, Celente-another anti-corporate power phony-is on board with a massive amnesty.

  • Strider

    Anonymous (#4) said: What a bunch of geniuses! They complain about the problems and support the causes of the problems.

    Exactly. Walter Williams nailed them in this column.

    Question Diversity (#6) said: I’m not mentioning any names, either real names or those nicknames of certain AR regulars, but there seemed to be an unusual level of love for the Occutard movement among our people. My guess is that some of you believed the (false, as it turned out) rumors that Occupy was opposed to a certain “ethnicity.”

    Perhaps it was because for whatever reason there were very few minority Occutards (love that term, BTW). Even more important, at first they confined their vitriol to the corrupt banksters, whom nearly everyone despises. It wasn’t until later that they were co-opted by the various leftist trolls. For example, last month the Occutards interrupted a speech by the postmaster general while demanding (among other things) that obsolete post offices be kept open. Did these tech-savvy people, most of whom likely haven’t mailed anything in a year, suddenly turn Luddite? No, they just climbed into bed with the postal employee unions.

  • WR the elder

    This is no surprise. The OWS people are predominately the usual leftist rabble, fighting the standard leftist causes.

  • Anonymous

    Sam: I agree with you. Poster#3 implies that existence of gays “punishes whites for being white”. How in God’s name did he come up with that? I agree that pedophiles are bad, but gays?? Consenting adults in privacy should be left alone in a free country. This is not Zimbabwe. There are even gays who are conservative and race realist. Too many posters on here believe that gays (and other groups) are all the same ugly person…it’s just not true.

  • Question Diversity

    13 Strider:

    First off, I’m giving myself credit for coining the sarcastic term “Occutard(s).” A lot of people are using it now, but I am not aware of anyone using it before myself. Then again, it wasn’t exactly the profundity of the invention of the wheel or the transistor in a world previously without them.

    But I disagree with the meme that the Occutards were somehow “good” but later “hijacked.” They were nefarious all along, but for PR purposes, they first harped on their most popular and palatable positions, a la the broken clock being right twice a day. Their screaming to keep Post Offices open has nothing to do with Luddism, it has to do with the postal workers union, and its members and the union itself being big Democrat Party contributors. Make no mistake about it, Occupy is nothing more than a Left/Democrat engineered response to the Tea Parties, because they are so insanely jealous of the Tea Party Movement (why that is, I don’t know, for the TPM was/is basically a street/activist arm of the same failed Lamestream Conservatism Inc that truly couldn’t combat the left to save its life, and was troublesome in its own right for various reasons.) Maybe they were upset that street theater used to be the exclusive province of the left, and someone came along and did it better and more effectively than them and for (somewhat) opposing results.

    Expounding on something I hinted around, yes, there is “anti-Semitism” at the Occutard hovels. Unfortunately for the David Dukes of the world, they won’t like or tolerate “right wing anti-Semitism,” because the “anti-Semitism” that the left tolerates, even leftist Jews tolerate, is leftist “anti-Semitism” on the part of Muslims and white leftist gentile peace-knicks, who are upset that the I-country is too “right wing” and given to “apartheid.” (Where do I sign up?)

  • Jack in Chicago

    Question Diversity wrote at 12:56 PM on December 21:

    “Expounding on something I hinted around, yes, there is “anti-Semitism” at the Occutard hovels. Unfortunately for the David Dukes of the world, they won’t like or tolerate “right wing anti-Semitism,” because the “anti-Semitism” that the left tolerates, even leftist Jews tolerate, is leftist “anti-Semitism” on the part of Muslims and white leftist gentile peace-knicks, who are upset that the I-country is too “right wing” and given to “apartheid.” (Where do I sign up?)”

    Jack responds:

    Agreed. I’ve tried to go to some of these anti Neo Con war campus protests, anti Zionist speakers and they just reek of the worst anti White Leftist nonsense. Looking and listening to the crowds at these events and one would think it’s 1968 in Chicago with the Marxist rioters like Abbie Hoffman, Jerry Rubin and Bill Ayers.

    The anti war Leftists are so bad that most White Americans jump to the side of supporting endless Neo Con wars against Iraq – anything to be on the other side of these anti Racist, anti War, antis who hate all things White, all things Western.

  • Californian

    A decade or so ago, the protesters were anti-globalization. Now, they are de facto pro-globalization. They support illegal immigration, which undercuts national economy middle class wages. The illegal aliens are simply one more part of the globalized corporate system, which treats populations as interchangeable.

    You wonder if the OWS people understand the irony?

  • John Engelman

    More immigrants mean more people. More people mean more consumers and more job applicants. By the law of supply and demand that means higher prices, lower wages, and higher profits.The high rate of immigration is a major reason for the growing income gap.

    A heterogeneous work force is more difficult to organize than a homogeneous work force. A major reason the political center in the United States is to the right of where it is in Europe is that many white employees find it easier to identify with white employers than with co-workers of a different race, or even white co-workers of a different ethnicity.

    In addition, a growing population makes it more difficult to protect the environment.

    Everything else progressives want to achieve is jeopardized by the high rate of immigration most want to maintain.

  • Anonymous

    11 — sam wrote at 12:25 PM on December 20:

    To anonymous 3…What’s wrong with animals and gays actually having, dare I even say it, rights? The only ones opposed are those who think (if it can be called that) it is fine to hurt animals and treat gays as if they’re not human. You betray what you are. If only you could see yourself as you truly are—not pretty.

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    You sure were quick to pick out only 2 that was listed. Gay rights? Why did you pick that one? Seems some amreners are intent on this pro gay stuff lately. Why?

    The poster was talking about those orgs he listed are the ones backed by these subversives and the gay rights movement is one of the worst.