OC Dream Team and ACLAMO Drops Banners On I-5 Overpasses to Pressure Obama for Further Immigration Reform

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THE big scandal over the past month or so in the Latino pundit world has been columnist Ruben Navarrette eviscerating undocumented student activists for what he claims is their selfish motives in pushing for immigration reform, and the simultaneous eye-rolling and retching of every non-vendido Latino in America over Ruben's wacky attack. So I'm sure ol' Ruben (who's actually a pal of mine) will be steaming in his well-shined shoes this morning, with news that OC's always-awesome DREAMers held a protest early this morning at various points of the 5 Freeway to pressure Obama into further immigration reform.

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Courtesy of Joese Hernandez
ARRIBA MIS DREAMERS!

The two groups participating were the Orange County Dream Team and ACLAMO, a student group based out of Saddleback College. The former took to the I-5 overpasses off Magnolia Avenue in Anacrime and Main Street in SanTana; the latter got the Ortega Highway bridge. If you passed by these locations from 5:30 this morning to about 8 a.m., that was them!

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ACLAMO's Facebook page
Representing in South County

"As great as Deferred Action is, many members of our undocumented community do not benefit from this policy," said OC Dream Team member Jesus Cortez in a press release. "We should demand a more inclusive immigration policy that respects the human rights and dignity of all immigrants."

Good for them! Look for more--much more--from these two groups. And watch Navarrette get his pen ready for another lashing--and for the DREAMers to come back and smack him down. Fun times!

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grvz5247
grvz5247

Representative Joshua Giddings

led a group of dissenters in Washington D.C. He called the war with Mexico "an aggressive, unholy, and unjust war," and voted against supplying soldiers and weapons. He said:

In the murder of Mexicans upon their own soil, or in robbing them of their country, I can take no part either now or here-after. The guilt of these crimes must rest on others. I will not participate in them.


lilipad_41691
lilipad_41691

"We didn't cross the border, the border crossed us!"

Mitchell_Young
Mitchell_Young topcommenter

Wow, a whopping 13 people. (I'm probably counting some twice). And isn't the point to hang the banner *over* the overpass, so the passing cars see it? 

That said, our elites -- the racially-oriented lobbies, the so-called labor organizations which are just another scam for people who do very well doing 'good' (new SEIU president hasn't done a day of working class work other than college jobs), the Catholic hierarchy and evangelical idiots. More fodder for the pews and collection basket. Most of all, of course, the cheap labor lobby.

Contact your congressmen and women. Campbell and Issa can be turned on this issue. Contact the Senators too, just to show you are out there.

CAPS is a great resource, contact them too.

jl641
jl641

Illegals do not belong here. Go home and fix YOUR country instead of ruining ours.

grvz5247
grvz5247

@Mitchell_Young  mitchell told me to go back to my country so I said ok then I went on his back yard and set up my Teepee, Jajaja. 

grvz5247
grvz5247

@jl641Ulyses Grant

Many Northerners believed that Polk, a Southerner, was trying to gain land for the slaveholding South. Other Americans simply thought it was wrong to use war to take land from Mexico. Among those was Second Lieutenant Ulysses S. Grant .He would later call the war "one of the most unjust ever waged by a stronger against a weaker nation. It was an instance of a republic following the bad example of European monarchies, in not considering justice in their desire to acquire additional territory."


Mitchell_Young
Mitchell_Young topcommenter

@grvz5247 @jl641 Whatever. Has zero to do with the immigration issue. The Southwest was a sparsely populated, barely controlled area with far more 'native Americans' than hispanoparlantes. Do a web search for 'Apacheria'. Read Blood Meridian. 

The vast majority of 'Hispanics' in the US have no connection to the pre Yankee Southwest, and are only here because Yankees created a first world economy out of a backward, cattle ranching region.

jl641
jl641

@grvz5247 @jl641 Boo hoo. This nation is OURS and not the illegals. I could not care less about what happened in the past...not my problem. My problem is that illegals do not belong here according to US immigration law.

Mitchell_Young
Mitchell_Young topcommenter

@grvz5247 @Mitchell_Young @jl641 You understand it was the *policy* of the Mexican government to scalp Indians, don't you? They paid bounty for Indian scalps. These wasn't the renegade action of drunken troops, it was *official Mexican government policy*.

18usc241
18usc241 topcommenter

@Mitchell_Young @grvz5247 @jl641 Dear Mr. Mitchell Young, Get a B or better in the advanced engineering mathematics class at Cal State Long Beach engineering school and then see if you can get from Newton's equations to Kepler's equations just for the shits and giggles ... like this Puerto Rican Hispanic man did ... and I'll be a lot more impressed with you.

grvz5247
grvz5247

@Mitchell_Young @grvz5247 @jl641U.S. soldiers' memoirs describe cases of scalping innocent civilians, the rape and murder of women, the murder of children, the burning of homes, and the desecrating of Catholic religious objects and buildings. 

One officer's diary records:

“We reached Burrita about 5 pm, many of the Louisiana volunteers were there, a lawless drunken rabble. They had driven away the inhabitants, taken possession of their houses, and were emulating each other in making beasts of themselves.”

John L. O'Sullivan, a vocal proponent of Manifest Destiny, later recollected:

“The regulars regarded the volunteers with importance and contempt ... [The volunteers] robbed Mexicans of their cattle and corn, stole 

their fences for firewood, got drunk, and killed several inoffensive inhabitants of the town in the streets. 


Mitchell_Young
Mitchell_Young topcommenter

@grvz5247 @jl641 Having said that, maybe it is time to cede this section of the country back -- provided we can do a population transfer to get all the 'Latinos' out of the rest of the US, and the 'Anglos' into 'New America'.  I'd leave in a heartbeat. We could create a smaller, but vastly whiter homeland. Something like the nation that put a man on the moon. 

That and Puerto Rican independence, problem solved.

grvz5247
grvz5247

@jl641 @grvz5247Congressman Abraham Lincoln, in a January 12, 1848 speech (time of the Mexican-American War), complaining that the President (Polk) couldn’t justify the war without resorting to lies.

Congressman Abraham Lincoln speaking about President Polk

"Allow the President to invade a neighboring nation whenever he shall deem it necessary to repel an invasion, and you allow him to do so whenever he may choose to say he deems it nece...ssary for such purpose, and you allow him to make war at pleasure. Study to see if you can fix any limit to his power in this respect, after having given him so much as you propose. If to-day he should choose to say he thinks it necessary to invade Canada to prevent the British from invading us, how could you stop him? You may say to him,–"I see no probability of the British invading us"; but he will say to you, "Be silent: I see it, if you don’t."


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