Americans Protest Amnesty in 319 Cities

Leo Hohmann, WND, July 18, 2014


As Central American children continue to illegally pour across the U.S. southern border, thousands of Americans poured onto the streets Friday in 319 cities and towns across the country.

A group in Birmingham, Alabama, toted signs with the slogans “No illegal immigrants period” and “You can’t fix stupid.”


Protest in Birmingham, AL

Joyce Stockton, 71, from Chickasha, Oklahoma, came from 50 miles away to protest on an overpass at Interstate-240 and Pennsylvania Avenue in Oklahoma City.

She said she plans to get some rest tonight and hit the streets again Saturday either in Oklahoma City or in Lawton, which is the home of Fort Sill and one of the temporary shelters taking in illegal immigrants.

“This is the first time I’ve been involved in something like this,” Stockton told WND. “I’ve been involved in the tea party for five years, but this is my first time at a protest like this, and I am just amazed at how much support is being shown.”

She said the crowd grew as some people who didn’t know anything about the protests came and joined in spontaneously.

“People stopped and came up and said hello, and said, ‘I appreciate what you’re doing and I support you doing it and we’ll be back tomorrow.’ We’ve had a lot of honks. A lot of truckers honking, too,” Stockton said.

The protests will continue Saturday on highway overpasses, in state capitals, Mexican consulates and facilities receiving the illegal aliens.

Rally in Chardon, Ohio

Rally in Chardon, Ohio

The event is coordinated by a coalition of 50 organizations and three main sponsors–Americans for Legal Immigration, Overpasses for America and Make Them Listen. {snip}


William Gheen, president of Americans for Legal Immigration, said the first day of protests went about as well as could be expected for a first-time grassroots event that received very little publicity in the establishment media.

“We’re still collecting information, but it looks like in a lot of places we had 30 to 50 people, some places a dozen or so, some just a handful,” Gheen said.

Demonstration in San Antonio, TX

Demonstration in San Antonio, TX


ALIPAC is looking for more information on an unverified report that some protesters in Michigan were confronted by belligerent illegal-alien supporters, which reportedly had to be apprehended by police.

In an email forwarded to WND from Gheen, a woman who described herself as a member of the Oath Keepers organization reported that a protest she attended started off with a “picnic atmosphere” with protesters holding a barbecue on a homeowner’s front lawn. They were putting up flags and signs that said “No Amnesty,” “Honk for America” and “Protect our Sovereignty.”

That’s when “the shtf [s— hit the fan] from outsiders/instigators from across the street,” Linda said in the email.

“They literally stomped all over, screamed in our faces and tore up signs on the host’s private property/lawn. They had a bullhorn or two, and they stomped up and down her lawn yelling obscenities. Weaving their way across her front yard, bumping into a few of us standing on the grass. Screaming ‘racist, Nazi’’ you name it. Giving the finger.”


Gheen said the protests were especially commendable given the media blackout from corporate giants like CNN, CBS, NBC and Fox News.


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