April 05, 2006
Historic National Day of Action Rally for Immigrant Rights

According to LULAC (the League of United Latin American Citizens), there will be a huge multi-city rally for immigrants' rights across America on April 10.

"Comprehensive immigration reform must include an earned adjustment for immigrants currently working in the United States; create legal channels for future flows of immigrant workers; and reduce the vast backlogs in family-sponsored immigration," said LULAC National President Hector M. Flores, "There is a bipartisan comprehensive immigration bill that offers effective enforcement, strengthens borders, and encourages people to come out of the shadows by offering a path to permanent residency."

This earned legalization legislation is not amnesty because under the provisions of this legislation, an undocumented worker will have to pay a $2,000 fine, undergo a background check, pay any back taxes, learn English, enroll in civic education, remain employed for six years, and then, at the end of those six years, go to the back of the line to apply for legal permanent resident (LPR) status.


The cities participating in the April 10th event include: Austin, Dallas, Tucson, Little Rock, Santa Ana, San Jose, Mid-Wilshire, Long Beach, East Los Angeles, Riverside, San Fernando Valley, Bakersfield, Fresno, San Diego, Los Angeles, Colorado Springs, Grand Junction, Telluride, Ft. Lauderdale, Ft. Mears, Homestead, Lake Worth, Miami, Pensacola, Chicago, Lexington, Boston, Detroit, Kansas City, Omaha, Las Cruces, Newark, New York, Raleigh, Cincinnati, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, El Paso, Houston, San Antonio, Washington, DC, and Milwaukee. For a complete list please go to: http://www.lulac.org/events/immigrationcalendar.html

I'll pass on any more info as I get it.

UPDATE: And just in case the whole Mexican flag kerfuffle bubbles up again, take a look at this and this.

Posted by Charles Kuffner on April 05, 2006 to National news | TrackBack

So Jeb used the Mexican flag.

If we're going to turn this into a partisan dig, let's remember what Harry Reid said in a press release about illegals issued on 5 August 1993, when he was pushing anti-immigrant legislation:

"Our borders have overflowed with illegal immigrants placing tremendous burdens on our criminal justice system, schools and social programs...The Immigration and Naturalization Service needs the ability to step up enforcement.

"Our federal wallet is stretched to the limit by illegal aliens getting welfare, food stamps, medical care and other benefits often without paying any taxes.

"Safeguards like welfare and free medical care are in place to boost Americans in need of short-term assistance. These programs were not meant to entice freeloaders and scam artists from around the world. Even worse, Americans have seen heinous crimes committed by individuals who are here illegally."

No, that was NOT Pat Buchanan.

Ouch. Let's see how Senator Reid handles the immigration issue in the Senate THIS time around. His words remain to haunt him. Hope he doesn't get a free pass for this because he plays for the "right team."

Posted by: Tim on April 5, 2006 3:15 PM

The waiving [sic] of Mexican flags has become a point of contention over the past week with people angered that a foreign flag would be waived [sic] on United States soil.

Oh, fer cryin'.... These folks so need to get a life. Haven't they ever been to Six Flags?

Posted by: Mathwiz on April 7, 2006 3:26 PM