Immigration Protests in Capitol Offices Strain Police

Hannah Hess and Bridget Bowman, Roll Call, February 12, 2015

Tears welling in her eyes, Maria Sotomayor explained to a staffer in the office of Rep. Lou Barletta how the Pennsylvania Republican put her family at risk by attempting to dismantle President Barack Obama’s executive orders on immigration.

“It’s not about politics,” chanted Sotomayor echoed by four other protesters. “But it’s about the people that they’re hurting. It’s about our grandmothers, our grandfathers, our mothers and fathers.” The 22-year-old, representing the Pennsylvania Immigration and Citizenship Coalition, was one of 300 protesters who descended Wednesday on Capitol Hill to stage sit-in demonstrations in the offices of Republican leaders and outspoken anti-immigration critics.

One floor above Barletta’s quarters in the Cannon House Office Building, 10 protesters huddled in the midst of House Homeland Security Committee Chairman Michael McCaul’s office, raising their voices to the Texas Republican’s staff.

Chants also rang throughout Senate office buildings, where protesters dispersed, putting a strain on Capitol Police. The department responded to multiple reports of demonstration activity throughout the Hill, according to Capitol Police spokespeople.

Roughly a dozen protesters staged a sit-in at Sen. John Cornyn’s office in the Hart Senate Office Building, chanting loudly. When officers arrived, the protesters agreed to leave the Texas Republican’s office, but first joined hands in a circle to pray for the officers, Cornyn, and the families affected by the deportations.

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Capitol Police spokesman Shennell Antrobus reported five arrests stemming from the demonstrations, including four males and one juvenile female. They are being charged with crowding, obstructing or incommoding.

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The group of around a dozen protesters then left the office building, chanting loudly, and drawing some curious staffers out of their offices.

“Congresso, escucha, estamos en la lucha,” they chanted, which translates to, “Congress, listen, we are engaged in the struggle.”

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  • Immigration Protests Strain Capitol Police

    But but but violent teabaggers.

    Tears welling in her eyes, Maria Sotomayor explained to a staffer in the office of Rep. Lou Barletta how the Pennsylvania Republican put her family at risk by attempting to dismantle President Barack Obama’s executive orders on immigration.

    That’s the point, dear. Maybe you should have the person funding all your hissy fit outbursts, George Soros, take care of you and your precious family.

    Most protesters left voluntarily, and a group protesting in Sen. Rand Paul’s office left without Capitol Police present. They, too, joined hands and prayed in Spanish before leaving the Kentucky Republican’s area and the building.

    What are they going to his office for? He’s already on their side.

  • MekongDelta69

    Hispanics stage sit-ins and chant loudly in Spanish.

    What would I get if I ‘chanted loudly in English?!
    [Don’t rush to answer. Rhetorical question. This is AmRen!]

    • jason sneed

      why do I fear that citizens arrests will be found to be kidnappings by the courts?

  • Chip Carver

    “Me, me, me…” is all we hear from these people because the folks in charge favor them in every facet of “American” life today. The folks who are really in charge of things of course heighten the feelings of entitlement these people feel with the endless media and academic barrages of anti-white propaganda. Hence we have another huge underclass consisting of primitive people who if whites had never come along, would be in mud huts, thatched huts, caves or worse, spending their time engaging in human sacrifice, tribal warfare and hunting small animals and insects for food when they aren’t busy cannibalizing each other.

    • Ken Dometriosis .

      They learned that from the negroids on welfare!

      • ElComadreja

        And their white liberal enablers.

    • jason sneed

      Europanics do not reproduce under slavery. To hide our collapsing society they MUST import illegals. DO YOU NOT UNDERSTAND?

  • Truthseeker

    If you want people to think that you want and deserve to be American, you could start by not speaking Spanish. It kind of gives the impression that you’re trying to displace real Americans and their culture. Certainly that’s not what you have in mind, is it?

    • MBlanc46

      Except that a large part of their goal is to make the US bilingual.

      • SentryattheGate

        Miami isn’t bilingual; for decades it’s Spanish only!

        • MBlanc46

          Bilingual when not monolingual Spanish.

      • phillyguy

        It already is , every time I call up a business or a utility or a government agency or even my bank press 1 for English or dos por espanol.

        • MBlanc46

          That’s definitely part of the process.

      • 1stworlder

        When a Hispanic said more Americans should speak multiple languages, I said “your right when I was in Germany I carried a pocket translator but never needed it, but in Italy and France I did, such a thing wouldn’t help me in Mexico because of the illiteracy of natives & they speak the ebonics version of Spanish.”

        • ElComadreja

          Most of these people are illiterate in Spanish as well as English.

      • ElComadreja

        We’re already de facto bilingual.

    • Ella

      Unfortunately, I know of brain dead whites who rally around their children learning Spanish in public elementary schools. USA was the country that fined and jailed teachers for teaching and speaking German in public schools during the early 1900’s.

      • Pelayo

        I don’t think there’s anything wrong with learning another language. However we should not have to coddle these people by speaking to them in their language because they refuse to learn English. Working in retail I often get the “do you speak Spanish” question. I speak fluent Spanish so I talk to them in Spanish. Then they start asking me where I’m from and I tell them I’m Puerto Rican. Then they tell me I don’t look it and look American. If I had a nickel for every time I’ve had this same conversation I’d be rich. Sometimes the Brazilian tourists want Portuguese and get upset if there is no one who can speak it. They’ll talk trash thinking you don’t understand but that’s when I play mind games lol. There are times I’m not having it with the particularly rude or obnoxious customers and pretend not to understand them so they’ll go away. I like to play these games with them since I’m a camaleon and don’t look stereotypically Hispanic. I’m also learning French because I like the language and culture. Don’t let these pushy obnoxious mestizos keep you from learning a European language for your own enrichment.

        • ElComadreja

          The idiots don’t realize Portuguese and Spanish are close enough so that if you know one you can suss out the other.

          • Pelayo

            We do speak to the Brazilians in Spanish and they understand. But in one particular situation no one could understand what this person was saying in broken English and he got upset that no one could speak Portuguese. And there have been other occasions where I get asked if I speak it as if anyone here is going to.. Can’t be bothered to use a dictionary or translation software on their phones.

        • Ella

          School administrators push Spanish onto Germani/Anglo peoples because of the Mestizo invasion here. Certain classes are difficult to find in Northern European languages unless you live in selected States. It is very difficult to learn from a CD/DVD. Once you live in a mostly nonwhite city, white individuals become isolated in speaking any European lang. besides Spanish.

          • Pelayo

            Well yeah, they want kids to learn Spanish to be able to coddle the invaders who refuse to assimilate. French is still fairly popular. We did have French in my high school. I took it in college. German classes went by the wayside because there is just no interest in it. I remember in college there was a girl promoting the campus German club on her shirt. And no interest whatsoever in the others mentioned. I would like to learn Italian after I learn French fluently enough. Don’t want to learn both and confuse myself though. I would prefer to stick to the Romance languages because they’re easier for me to learn and honestly I find German a little odd lol.

          • Ella

            Syntax in German is different with the action verb at the end in most cases. I hate the combining of words and conjugation / declining. A few words may overlap English but forget the rest. Few schools teach French and mostly offered at the HS level.

  • Atheist Realist

    thats one of the more disturbing trends in this country. Hispanics are assimilating all right – they’re assimilating to the chip-on-shoulder, borderline paranoid hustling that was once a predominately black phenomenon. What happens when the “DREAMERS” become citizens and start voting?

    • DAWNOFNEWDAY

      The question is when will most whites finally have had enough and physically retaliate? All our being nice and appeasing isn’t working.

    • Ella

      Dreamers will vote into the treasury like everyone else for their needs only.

    • ElComadreja

      Ironically most of them hate blacks more than whites.

  • SentryattheGate

    The Dreamers, last fall, went to Tallahassee with cardboard coffins painted black and signs that read “RIP GOP”. They declared that voting against amnesty would mean death to the Republican Party. They are pushing their ethnic clout around, saying that politicians better vote for Hispanic interests (regardless of constitutionality)! And Rubio hopes to be the first Hispanic president–ugh!

    • They declared that voting against amnesty would mean death to the Republican Party.

      And it did, to wit, last November.

      • DAWNOFNEWDAY

        and I don’t feel the least bit sorry for the GOP. They’ve had MANY chances to turn things around and now it’s all come to a head.

        • We are not suffering for a lack of Republican Party election victories.

          Just look around.

  • phillyguy

    look, we are turning into a third world country right before our eyes !

    • Ken Dometriosis .

      That’s a TURD world country….

    • ElComadreja

      Make that “have turned”.

  • Sick of it

    Why are foreigners allowed to invade a government office without being shot? Are these idiots trying to cause another benghazi?

    • jason sneed

      How did they GET INTO a government office! Oh wait we give them drivers licenses. And birth certificates. DOUGH!

  • Michigan Patriot

    Gringos are all multi-billionaires,so that they can absorb the increased costs of streaming illegal , non-assimilating , non-White people into the greatest country that was ever created. Pan-Euro-stock people’s ” job ” is to elevate all non-Europeans to their cultural & economic status and of course illegals have all the say by their trespassing and constant complaining to our non-representatives the last fifty years, how racist it is to resist our self-destruction..Both religious & secular traitors abound in formerly White Christian America; ” celebrate Marxist, racist treason is America’s motto !

    • Nancy

      We are?!?!?! Where’s my CHECK????

  • TruthBeTold

    Their obnoxious, bullying, intimidating tactics only makes me want to get rid of them soon than later.

    • DAWNOFNEWDAY

      The protesting from blacks and browns and white traitors on TV makes me imagine I’m there with a machine gun and an endless amount of ammo. LOL

  • IstvanIN

    I have donated to Lou Barletta’s campaigns. Don’t give up, Lou.

    • Americaandthewestshouldbewhite

      Hmm let me check out Lou Barletta and see what he stands for. I hope we have a patriotic president in 2016 and not this trash we have now.

      • Former Mayor of Hazleton, Pennsylvania, who pursued and got a lot of local ordinances dealing with immigration enforcement. He was able to ride that wave into turning out a very long time Democrat incumbent Congressman, Paul Kanjorski, in the red wave of 2010.

        At one point, he, Barletta, was so popular in his own city that he was able win both the Republican primary for mayor and also the Democrat Party nomination on the same day with Democrats writing in his name. Which certain people should take as a hint.

  • IstvanIN

    They are here illegally, they should have no rights and we certainly should not listen to their complaints. The fact that they can get away with this stuff means we have been conquered.

    • Robert Smith

      I think we were conquered when Joe McCarthy went down. Think about this for a moment. We found out in 1998-99 that McCarthy was correct and nothing was done to fix the problem. They’ve had 65+ years to work their craft in our government. Where was the outraged?

  • IstvanIN

    Obama has ordered that drunken Mexicans who cross the US border in automobiles not be arrested or detained. It is over my friends.

    • newscomments70

      Ah no, it’s not over. There are tens of millions of us who beg to differ.

    • ElComadreja

      Yes and he’s probably hoping they kill white American citizens in the process.

  • Capn Dad

    Its time folks.

  • Ken Dometriosis .

    I have NO sympathy OR empathy for those ILLEGAL Latrino CRIMINALS! A few well-thrown Molotov cocktails would end that protest very quickly and those who weren’t incinerated would be immediately deported!

  • Ella

    Everyone has a sad story in life, but it does not grant automatic citizenship to any country of choice! Maybe, I should cry endlessly until Luxembourg accepts me as a resident.

  • jason sneed

    How many months can you get food stamps? Answer: 3 months at 186 dollars a month. Thats all you get. All our money is spent on illegalls nothing left for citizens. THAT is the key thing you have to teach people, when or IF they ever get down on their luck, because of the massive handouts to illegals, there is NOTHING for them. Don’t believe? Go to a food bank. The illegals say they have 20 people in their household and load up their brand new SUVs with 100 bags of groceries all free. If you go, if you can bear the wait, you will get 1 bag with little real food. The illegals have already taken all the chicken and beef. And they only stock refried beans and pintos and rice because thats what illegals eat, not american food.

    You cannot even give your CHARITIES money because all of that will go to illegals not citizens.

  • jason sneed

    Do not forget the 260,000 half negroid Indians who are bussed in each year to take the new software jobs after 4 weeks training paid for by the state department (except there are no new software jobs). From Chapati Cook to working for Bill Gates for 60,000 a year. It’s a good gig for them especially when they shelter most of the income tax free back home.

    It’s called the H-1B visa and it is wanton GENOCIDE against american citizens and it has been going on for 20 years without a peep. Maybe sessions can change things but we’ll see.

  • Robert Smith

    These people didn’t come from Somalia. Mexico has mineral, petroleum, agricultural, fishing, and tourism wealth potential. They are the 15th largest economy in the world. There is no reason they cannot take care of their own people. This is clearly about replacing us.

    • ElComadreja

      That’s been the liberal agenda since the 1960’s. They don’t even bother to hide it anymore.

  • Paleoconn

    These hispanics with their inflated sense of entitlement should be told immigration patriots aren’t trying to hurt you. We merely do not want to help you at the expense of our citizens. We want nothing to do with you, so go back to your own countries where you can be more easily ignored by us, and help yourselves.