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Old 01-08-2009, 01:08 PM
Location: Oklahoma(formerly SoCalif) Originally Mich,
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Protesters denounce immigration raids
Stephen Wall, Staff Writer
Created: 12/31/2008 02:35:27 PM PST

SAN BERNARDINO - Day laborers and their allies Wednesday called for a stop to recent raids targeting immigrant workers.
About 60 educators, church members, students and community leaders held a news conference and protest across the street from the Home Depot at the corner of Lincoln Drive and 21st Street.

On Dec. 23 through 25, according to witnesses, U.S. Border Patrol agents in unmarked vehicles arrested and detained at least five day laborers as they waited on the sidewalk to solicit work.

Natalie Alvarez, a member of the Centro Cristiano Agape Church in Rialto, said she was delivering food to the workers the morning of Dec. 24.

She said she was praying with a large group of day laborers when a plain-clothes agent arrived and detained a man who was standing by himself.

Luis Enrique, a 25-year-old day laborer who did not want to give his last name because he is an illegal immigrant, said he saw a fellow worker picked up by the Border Patrol.

"We're living in a state of fear," said Luis, a Mexican immigrant who came to the United States eight years ago. "We're not criminals. We're just here to work to feed our families."

Border Patrol agents working out of the agency's Riverside office performed the arrests as part of their routine activities, said Richard Velez, an El Centro-based Border Patrol spokesman.

"It's nothing out of the ordinary," said Velez. "It's part of the daily duties of Border

Patrol agents as mandated by Congress. Our mission is to secure the nation from terrorists, alien smugglers as well as violators of drug laws

Protesters denounce immigration raids - DailyBulletin.com
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Old 01-08-2009, 01:23 PM
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If they are immigrants then they have nothing to fear. If they are illegal immigrants, then yes they should fear.
I do not understand why illegal immigrants believe that the border and immigration laws pertain to everybody but them. I guess it always is a shock when the entitlement bubble bursts
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Old 01-08-2009, 01:54 PM
Location: Mesa, Az
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Interesting that the enforcement hammer is coming down harder and harder in California of all places.................

I still maintain that when public opinion turns against illegal aliens and their enablers in that state--------it will be sudden and severe.
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Old 01-08-2009, 02:15 PM
Location: San Diego
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Those places feeling the demise of the intruders are being forced to fight back. CA is feeling it the most so they have no choice as the State is broke and can't afford these free loaders.
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