Protesting Illegal Immigrants

Different groups joined together on North and 6th street to protest illegal immigrants in our country.

One of the main protesting groups is the Minute-Men. Members want people to become aware that there are about 40 million illegal aliens in the United States right now and more are always coming.

The immigration reform debate in Washington is what brought these protesters out, and they want others to join in the effort to make sure this bill doesn't go into law.

"We want to have people kill this bill by calling their senators, sending faxes, sending emails to let them know that you are aware of what they're trying to sneak through."

The protesters spent three hours today getting their message across.

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  • by Shelly Location: Florida on May 1, 2008 at 11:36 AM
    I am disgusted beyond belief that "illegal" immigrants are marching for rights. They get treated better then most Americans who were born and raised here. Americans are tired of picking up the bill for them. I want to know why a major protest to get them out hasn't been all over the news. How do I get on board with that? Seriously. How do I initiate a mass march for the rights of Americans? We Americans far outnumber illegal immigrants so why is our government afraid of them? They negatively affect jobs, healthcare and overall economy. Desperate to get them out.
  • by Elizabeth Location: Belleville, IL. on Apr 20, 2008 at 05:48 AM
    I think it's a shame our federal government has allowed illegal immigrants especially Mexican to invaded the United States illegally its wrong. They have broken the law and our government has slip them on the wrist by giving them walfare, jobs, schooling and american dream becoming stars, etc. We need a leadership that's going to put the American People first, but we are last on the list we pay more for our schooling, less paying jobs, and most of us as citizen will never know how it feels to live the American dream. People from the Middle Eastern country are given $150,000.00 grants to go to school and start a business in the United States, but the American Citizens has to pay back their loans 6 months after graduation. Mexicans are in this country using fake social security numbers and ID's, but the rich are using them to get richer, meanwhile their getting social security benefits and welfare free. Someone is getting a major cut back for illegal immigrants in the United States.
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