May Day Protests Show Weak Immigration Movement

Kate Brumback and Peter Prengaman, Yahoo! News, May 2, 2012

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Over the last several years, May Day rallies in the United States have been dominated by activists pushing for a path to citizenship for the estimated 11 million people in the country illegally. But since 2006, when hundreds of thousands took to the streets in cities across America, the rallies have gotten smaller, less focused and increasingly splintered by any number of groups with a cause.

In New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Oakland, Calif., May Day protests were dominated by Occupy Wall Street activists, a sign of how far the immigration reform movement has fallen off the radar, unable to compete with the weak economy.

Immigration activists say they are not worried about decreasing numbers at rallies because their focus the last few years has been more on getting eligible immigrants to become U.S. citizens and vote.

And yet activists acknowledge the threat to illegal immigrants may be stronger than ever with the U.S. Supreme Court considering Arizona’s tough, controversial crackdown.

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As years have turned to decades, immigration activists have had to accept the reality that it could be a long time before Congress deals with the issue.

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Meanwhile, for illegal immigrants, daily life has gotten harder. Deportations under Obama have gone up sharply. The annual average since 2009 is around 400,000, about 30 percent higher than under President George W. Bush, according to the Pew Hispanic Center.

There are also strong indications that fewer immigrants are trying to come to America, and others have gone home.

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  • The__Bobster

    Meanwhile, for illegal immigrants, daily life has gotten harder. Deportations under Obama have gone up sharply. The annual average since 2009 is around 400,000, about 30 percent higher than under President George W. Bush, according to the Pew Hispanic Center.
    ______________

    When will the MSM give up this lie?

    http://www.vdare.com/articles/national-data-by-edwin-s-rubenstein-223

    National Data | Deportations Decreasing, NOT Increasing, Under Obama
    By Edwin Rubenstein on August 9, 2010 at 1:00am In order to appear tough on immigration enforcement, the Obama Administration’s bureaucrats have been inundating the media with misinformation. And—surprise, surprise—their MSM cronies oblige with credulous fluff. Case in point, this from the Washington Post:”In a bid to remake the enforcement of federal immigration laws, the Obama administration is deporting record numbers of illegal immigrants…  “The Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency expects to deport about 400,000 people this fiscal year, nearly 10 percent above the Bush administration’s 2008 total and 25 percent more than were deported in 2007. The pace of company audits has roughly quadrupled since President George W. Bush’s final year in office.”

  • No

    Hey, Jose is not going to go out there marching in the hot sun when he has Obama, the Democrats and plenty of white race traitors willing to march for him.  He’d much rather work, then take a little siesta, drink a cold cerveza, put on his cowboy boots and  head down to the local dog fights for a little sport.

    Illegal immigrants keep their heads down and fly under the radar. They feel blessed to be here and will ride the gravy train as long as they can.  That means blending in to the brown crowd.

    It’s whites who are mostly pushing for open borders and whining about more rights and benefits for illegals. 

  •  Most of it is a scam to prevent these companies from giving hard-working Americans their proper wages.
    Of course an illegal is going to accept working $4/hr at a chicken-processing plant. Most illegals have no real options but taking the low-wage jobs. However if the illegal immigrants were expelled, these companies would be forced to raise their standards and wages. If the job’s value is really worth $15/hr, for instance, and a company offered that much, there would be long lines of people interviewing trying to get that job.

    • I W

      Since the passage of Simpson-Mazzoli Amnesty in 1986, the Fed’s decided to punish the criminal employer instead of the criminal alien, which is at least something. It helps a little in ‘wage’ jobs (jobs where a person is directly employed by and an employee of a company or person) but it leaves the field of ‘independent contracting’ like construction, lawncare etc. a big fat loophole.
      If you sub-contract a job to someone, thay are Not your employee (by law) and you are Not their employer. They are a company with whom you are doing business and you are not required to verify Their employees. Even if they are just a company of one person, i.e. Jaun Fencejumpero DBA Jaun Fencejumpero Lawncare. Worse; no taxes are with-held from their pay and when the 1099 from the IRS comes due they don’t care. That automatically allows them to underbid Any taxpaying citizen trying to do business by an absolute minimum of 30%.

      People buying or building a house tend to jump like a hungry trout at a savings of %30 in their pocket. I guess that is alot of money, and hard to turn down -even when you are selling your grandkids to be an Aztec sacrifice in the process.

      The immigration ‘reform’ we Need is a return to sensible immigration laws like say those of 1927, Strictly limiting third world immigration. Sadly, unless the liberals run out of perscription drug ‘blinders’ and suddenly wake up to the nightmare they’ve made I do not see that happening.
      -TB

  • sbuffalonative

    But since 2006, when hundreds of thousands took to the streets in cities across America, the rallies have gotten smaller, less focused and increasingly splintered by any number of groups with a cause.

    As I recall, these hundreds of thousands took to the streets largely waving Mexican flags in the face of the American people. It was a huge miscalculation for which they will never recover.

  • They do not need to march in the streets when they have Obama doing their marching for them.

  • ageofknowledge

    May Day. Isn’t that what the Old Soviet Communists used to celebrate each year.

    Check this out: http://discussions.latimes.com/20/lanews/la-me-health-restaurant-workers-20120503/10

    • I W

      And ‘Earth Day’ just happens to be Lenin’s birthday…hmmmm.

      (still wish I could italicize, you guys told me once, but whatever you typed came out italicized and the symbol disappeared…)

  • I W

    “As years have turned to decades, immigration activists have had to accept the reality that it could be a long time before Congress deals with the issue.”

    Sorry but it has only been what -two and a half decades since the Last Amnesty for criminal, illegal alien colonists; ‘the Simpson Mazzoli Act’ of 1986 that the traitor Regan signed into law (lets call them what they really are, criminal alien colonists and abetting traitors.)

    As years turn into decades… So these criminals and the pandering traitors want an amnesty what -every two years? Every year? Why do we even bother with laws in this country at all? Amnesty for this, ‘racial justice laws’ for that… (I am talking about the idiot NC law that reviews Every black criminal’s prison sentence and -strictly because they are black- lessens their sentences for even the most heinous crimes.)

    Why do they even bother pretending we are a country anymore? The border is wide open and undefended, the police are unable or unwilling to enforce the law of the land, (all they are good for anymore is shooting innocent dogs, arresting people who legally defend themselves from violent ‘diversity’, and issuing traffic citations to white people-as they can’t even tow a car being driven by an unlicensed, uninsured illegal alien as they could to you or I.

    When the law is enforced, the judiciary doesn’t enforce it, instead it looks for excuses, like a (PA?) judge essentially saying; “Oh it wasn’t assault, you insulted the hairy ball of camel dung called Mohammed and that man Had to beat the tar out of you as his Religion obliged him to do so. In fact it is the victim’s fault for insulting the festering toad mucus prophet.” (okay I paraphrased but I couldn’t find a quote just off hand)

    States that enforce the laws are sued -while cities like San Fransisco (that openly refuses to enforce the law) are praised. Imagine that for a moment in different context, like say Montgomery Alabama openly refusing to enforce Federal desegregation la…. oh yeah, they didn’t get a pat on the back and ‘good job!’ from Washington; they got Military enforcement -just as San Fran and any other so-called ‘sanctuary city’ should.

    It goes on and on, and from the comments I see in many many places during my daily (s)troll through the internet people are finally waking up to it. It feels and reads like news and opinion from 1860, (although shockingly less literate) and I wonder if Dec. 20 will have a similar feel….
    -True Blue

  • The Illegal Mexicans DON’T NEED to protest.
    Have you, um SEEN who’s in the White House
    and WHO help propel  him in?

    Illegal Mexicans HAVE EVERYTHING.

    I don’t see LA looking any better by shifting demographics – like what it looked like in 1970.

  • The__Bobster

    http://www.vdare.com/posts/hispanic-hype-alert-without-soros-funding-may-day-rallies-lack-appeal

    Hispanic Hype Alert: Without Soros Funding, May Day Rallies Lack Appeal To Hispanics
    By James Fulford on May 2, 2012 at 2:45pm

    This is in the  Seattle Times

    May Day protests show weak immigration movement

    While a black preacher told about 100 immigration protesters that incarcerated blacks and detained immigrants faced similar challenges, Jesse Morgan stood to one side of the May Day demonstrators, holding a large sign that read “Radical Queers Resist.”

    By Kate Brumback And Peter Prengaman, Associated Press, May 2, 2012

    What there was not at this rally was a huge number of Hispanics, as Steve Sailer points out below. One illegal immigrant, who was interviewed at a rally, said this:”Gustavo Madrigal, a 20-year-old illegal immigrant who attended the Atlanta May Day rally, said he keeps attending the rallies because he has ‘always been taught that an American doesn’t give up.’

    “Top marks for assimilation to Mr. Madrigal, whose parents brought him illegally to the US  from Mexico when he was 9, but that just emphasizes  the point that most Hispanic immigrants don’t think that way. They’re simply not engaged by American politics.

    Don’t  forget that the massive rallies of 2006 were so massive because they were funded by George Soros, and supported by employers who gave their illegal employees the day off to rally for the cause of cheap labor. [Tyson Confirms 5 Beef Plants, 4 Pork Plants Down Monday,  (Dow Jones), April 27, 2006 ]

    If Soros keeps his wallet closed, and Tyson keeps their plants open, there’s going to be a lot fewer demonstrators.For what illegals might have been  doing instead on May Day, see Report From Occupied America: Sunday in the Park with Jorge, by Steve Sailer.

  • The__Bobster

    And a lot of the ones that Obongo is catching are caught right as they cross the border. If the same invader tries and fails ten times, it’s counted as ten illegals caught.

  • Dont you know that the term “Illegal alien” is unabashedly racist?  The proper term is “invader.”