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Old 07-16-2007, 06:28 PM
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Heartwarming story of pro-illegal groups demanding that illegal immigrants not be deported. This just days after the gruesome murder of Zina Linnick. Shameful.

LINK: Michelle Malkin » Showdown in Waukegan: Open borders lobby protests program to deport criminal aliens


Showdown in Waukegan: Open borders lobby protests program to deport criminal aliens

By Michelle Malkin • July 16, 2007 11:34 AM

Thousands of pro-illegal immigration activists are expected to descend on Waukegan, Illinois today. Why? Because the City Council is voting on a measure that would allow the city to partner with the feds to deport criminal aliens. This is the 287(g) program I have been telling you about–the one that every state legislature and local government should be joining. The one the Bush administration should be aggressively promoting in the name of public safety and national security. The anti-enforcement lobby is fighting tooth and nail to prevent the program from spreading:

Waukegan authorities say they are preparing today for thousands of people expected to descend on the downtown area to protest the city’s proposed extension of immigration enforcement.
Waukegan Police Chief William Biang said his department is working with other local agencies to beef up enforcement for an announced rally that will coincide with the City Council’s vote to reconsider application for 287(g) authorization.

Though thousands are expected, only about 175 will fit in council chambers. Admission will be granted only to those who have tickets, which will be distributed at Waukegan’s south beach, beginning at 4 p.m.

The first 400 people will be given tickets, but only 174 are guaranteed admission.

If the council supports moving forward with 287(g), ultimately Waukegan police could obtain authority to begin deportation proceedings for illegal residents convicted of violent crimes.

That’s something that many in the Hispanic community say would go too far.
Yeah. God forbid we enforce existing laws and kick out violent illegal alien criminals!

Turns out the scheduled vote is a “revote.” The program was initially approved by a 7-2 vote last month:

At issue is a federal training program for local and state law-enforcement agencies that would allow officers to enforce immigration laws and initiate deportation proceedings.

What started out with a whisper — no members of any activist group were at the June 18 meeting when the Waukegan council voted 7-2 to authorize police to apply for the program — has turned into a roar.

Mayor Richard Hyde and other officials have said the program, referred to as 287(g) after a section of the federal Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act, would allow officers to start deportation proceedings for immigrants — legal or illegal — convicted of crimes such as murder, rape and drug-related felonies. The goal is to oust criminals, not persecute immigrants obeying the law, Hyde said.
The open borders lobby is organizing boycotts of Waukegan. The Freedom Folks bloggers are there to cover the story, and have posted photos of businesses that are supporting the pro-illegal alien crowd. Unfortunately, the local Dunkin Donuts has chosen the wrong side.

Things are expected to heat up today around 4-5pm. If you’re in the area, stop by and support the city.

Sovereign Nation or Sanctuary Nation: It’s your choice and it’s in our hands.
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Old 07-16-2007, 06:47 PM
 
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Default Inexcusable

Regardless of one's stance on immigration, this one plainly goes "over the top"- and this isn't the first time it's come up. The surreal atmosphere that gave us "Special Order 40" is still at work. I pride myself on clear discussion and honest debate, but I simply cannot conceive of how anyone, no matter how "out there", could sit there with a straight face and object in any way to the swift deportation of violent felons. It just boggles the mind.
Perhaps "straight face" is the key word- indeed, I've never heard anyone defend this calmly or in a logical way, but with screaming, hysterical fury. When a person holds a position that is just indefensible, the only recourse against criticism is to repond with loud, disruptive, all-over-the-map nonsense. There's no way to defend this and still sound reasonable. Sad situation, and sadder still when we give these people our respectful attention as they "state their case"...
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Old 07-17-2007, 07:40 AM
 
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Yes, this was on the news. supposedly about 4-5000 people showed up and it was broken up pretty peacefully I guess by the police.
And yes, it does make me sick when people defend the criminals. Their justification is that the 287(g) status will be abused and people will be profiled. I know there are other communities around here that are considering 287(g) status as well as waukegan.
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Old 07-17-2007, 07:52 AM
 
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Liberal democrats know since they are the party of handouts that most illegal immigrants will vote for them. In fact they have rallied for ex-felons to be able to vote. They want them all, murderers, rapist, drug dealers, they will take them all.
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Old 07-17-2007, 08:13 AM
 
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Honestly I'm not suprised. The illegal immigrant lobby is not known for their intelligence. They are hell bent on turning our country into the cesspools from whence they came.
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Old 07-17-2007, 01:51 PM
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Honestly I'm not suprised. The illegal immigrant lobby is not known for their intelligence. They are hell bent on turning our country into the cesspools from whence they came.
Case in point: Geraldo Rivera

If you've never seen him talk about illegal immigration, I highly recommend when you do it's on an empty stomach. I'll never forget him saying that because we are deporting illegal aliens we are ripping babies from their mothers teat, I didn't make that up either. Yes, yayoi they are not known for their intelligence.
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Old 07-17-2007, 01:59 PM
 
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I believe that the march did not work and waukegan still voted to implement the 287g status (8-2).
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Old 07-19-2007, 10:58 PM
 
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pro illegal groups are making plenty of money off illegals, but total fools in their border views given the outcome.
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Old 07-19-2007, 11:15 PM
 
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Perhaps one reason illegal alien support groups strive so hard to prevent criminal deportations is that if we don't deport the felons then all the rest get to stay by default.
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Old 07-20-2007, 02:53 PM
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Perhaps one reason illegal alien support groups strive so hard to prevent criminal deportations is that if we don't deport the felons then all the rest get to stay by default.
Good point, never thought of that.
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