Massive Protest in Chicago Against Anti-Immigration Bill
A whopping 300,000 to 500,000 persons took to the streets in Chicago Friday to protest the anti-immigrant border patrol bill pending in Congress (H.R. 4437). It's great to see that so many haven't forgotten that America is a nation of immigrants.
For once, state and local officials took a stand for the immigrants:
"Whether their names are Gutierrez or Lozano, Lipinski or Blagojevich; it doesn't matter," said Gov. Rod Blagojevich. "This is a country build by immigrants."
Mayor Richard M. Daley said: "This is a fight that includes every American. Those who are here undocumented, we're not going to make criminals out of them. That is not what America has ever stood for and will not stand for."
U.S. Rep. Luis Gutierrez told the crowd that immigrants are here to stay, and pledged to work to block the bill.
I just wish someone had worn a sign saying, "Tom Tancredo, go home."
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