Immigration Reform Rally on ‘Closed’ National Mall OK’d by Park Service

Jason Howerton, The Blaze, October 7, 2013

The Park Service will reportedly allow a pro-immigration reform rally to occur on the National Mall even though the site is technically closed due to the partial government shutdown.

Organizers for the event, titled “Camino Americano: March for Immigration Reform,” set up a stage and equipment for the Tuesday rally as the public was kept out. {snip}

Bob Dane, communications director for the Federation for American Immigration Reform, provided TheBlaze exclusive photos of the group setting up the stage and preparing for the rally.

“The President and his administration have a history of picking and choosing which laws they want to obey and this is no different,” Dane told TheBlaze. “Americans who fought for freedom are denied access to the WW II memorial while those who violate our laws are rewarded.”

Dane also said about 30 members of Congress, including House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) are expected to attend the rally.

“The event is hosted by several immigration activist groups, together with the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) and the AFL-CIO,” according to the Washington Examiner.


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  • Erasmus

    The news is that 8 democrat members of congress, including Charlie Rangel, John Lewis, Luis Gutiérrez, Jan Schakowsky and Al Green were arrested for blocking a main street.
    I dislike the republicans, but the democrat party has now become an outright criminal organization openly working to aid and abet this country’s destruction

    • sbuffalonative

      Yes, they’re trying to relive the good old days of civil disobedience and gain street cred. Shameless grandstanding.

      • Puggg

        Some people just can’t accept the fact that it’s not the 1960’s anymore.

    • ncpride

      I thought blacks couldn’t be any dumber. Charlie, Al and John clearly refuse to see the big picture here by allowing millions of Mexicans and their families to be legalized. They will suffer the most, but these morons seem not to care as long as they are ‘sticking it to YT’…… If they get their wish, they WILL pay the price years down the road, but of course everyone will ignore how they advocated for their own destruction and still blame Whites.

      • Erasmus

        Yup. If the illegal aliens gain a toehold, they’ll mop the street with Rangel and his ilk.

        Rangel et al. may soon be pining for the good old days of Jim Crow.

        • ncpride

          Yup. Just let them try their constant whining and accusations of racism on Mexicans (and they will) and lets see what happens.

      • A Freespeechzone

        When it’s all said and done; blacks will STILL be at the bottom of the social order.

  • mobilebay

    This administration is the most anti-American in history.

    • bilderbuster

      You mean aside from Stinkin’ Lincoln of course.

  • Jesse James

    The actions of the Park Service employees in so eagerly filling the role of the socialist administrations brown shirted thugs in blocking actual US veterans from visiting the WWII memorial and then turning around and assisting thousands of likely illegal immigrants in their mob demonstration on the Capital Mall really shows how partisan and anti-American our so called “civil service” has become. The ideal at the creation of our national civil service was that they served the nation and didn’t involve themselves in the daily circus of partisan politics. Nothing makes me want to see deeper cuts across the board in the ranks of the Federal government employees than what I have witnessed this week.

    • Bon, From the Land of Babble

      You’re busy this morning, LOL.


      • I’d be okay with covering up Lincoln. For good.

        • Bon, From the Land of Babble

          Any and all monuments dedicated to people who have been responsible for getting the US into wars should be torn down and public toilets built in their place.

          This includes Lincoln, FDR, Reagan, Clinton, both Bushes, and Obama. I would also add LBJ –of whom longtime socialist leader Norman Thomas said implemented more of his policies than he ever could — and Wilson because he was the worst president ever.


      • [Guest]

        And when they remove the big white sheet, there’ll be nothing on that hillside but the stoney face of Barack Hussein Obama staring down at us.

  • The site is “partially closed” because little baby Barry is throwing a temper tantrum.

  • Bon, From the Land of Babble

    So, if I have this right, American taxpayers are forbidden from accessing the National mall because of obama’s shutdown but illegal aliens can protest on the mall because he has First Amendment Rights?

    Is this some kind of FREAKING JOKE??

    • Greg Thomas

      It is a joke Bon, a really bad one! This government sucks, for lack of a better term. The illegal invading mexicans are clearly in control of this corrupted government. This is treason in my opinion and should be treated as such.

  • Spartacus

    “The President and his administration have a history of picking and
    choosing which laws they want to obey and this is no different,” Dane
    told TheBlaze. “Americans who fought for freedom are denied access to
    the WW II memorial while those who violate our laws are rewarded.”


    I can think of an easy solution for that…

    • joesolargenius

      ah ! That was a great movie and had it been a black warrior kicking the evil White man into a pit it would have surely won Oscars , instead it was not even promoted by the homosexual critics whom were probably told how racist it was .

  • Luca

    “The event is hosted by several immigration activist groups, together with the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) and the AFL-CIO,”

    Isn’t it nice that the unions are supporting illegal immigration?

    Wait a minute, don’t illegal aliens take American jobs and cause lower wages? Don’t the unions take money from its members for the express purpose of protecting the workers rights, jobs and wages?

    Hmm, ….when will people see the truth behind labor unions? They exist to make money off the workers and to organize them for political purposes. Those political purposes are now soaring so far to the left they would make Lenin and Stalin seem like Tea Party members.

    • joesolargenius

      I have pictures of SEIU leaders marching with the illegals and the Homosexual left while holding up signs promoting the Communist Party during a labor day rally in 2011 which I sent to Breitbart before he split.

    • Bossman

      I think your logic is all wrong. When “illegals” become legal, they can join a union, pay union dues and help to improve the working conditions for all workers. Illegal immigration does not help the unions, that is why they want to make them legal and then enforce rules so that the process of undocumented migrant workers does not continue.

      • Luca

        Silly me, I was using common sense.

        Using your logic, cancer is a good thing too. It keeps oncologists, radiologists, nurses, pharmacists, surgeons, medical equipment suppliers and undertakers in business which is good for the economy. The more cancer we have, the more jobs, right? Oh, I forgot, these folks can also then unionize, make the world a better place and they all lived happily ever after. .

      • Greg Thomas

        Lets start “enforcing the rules now” and send the illegal invaders home! Why is it always we will enforce the rules next time (meaning after we legalize some 25 million illegal invaders) with pro-amnesty traitors!

  • Puggg

    A bunch of politicians, mostly Democrat and a few Hispanic Republican, did show up to this thing. Nancy Pelosi was recorded yelling “Si Se Puede” into the microphone.

    Instant television and radio campaign commercial material for Republicans, if they’re smart enough to use it.

  • Greg Thomas

    The illegal aliens are clearly in control of this government. We need another revolution.

  • Truthseeker

    This is ridiculous. They’re not even hiding their agenda anymore, but so many people are too dumb to notice.

  • me

    President Stompy Foot is at it again! He is the biggest raaaycis I’ve ever seen to hold public office, much less the role of POTUS. Not only isn’t he working for his employers, the legal taxpaying citizens of this country, he’s actually pandering to criminals. Birds of a feather, I guess….

    • Is that real?

      • me

        Yup. Why do you think ANY documentation, such as a verifiable birth certificate, Stompy Foot’s Columbia school records, baptismal records, driver’s licenses, marriage license, insurance forms, job applications, government political party forms, etc cannot be found? The Manchurian Candidate’s whole life was erased before the 2008 election. This is a leak from 2007. They forgot to get rid of this student ID. LOL!