Did you read about the CLASH with illegals??
N.Jersey protestors clash over illegal immigration Email this Story Aug 20, 5:49 PM (ET) Google sponsored links Immigration & Citizenship - Powerful immigration website. Watch immigration videos. As seen on TV. www.advancedimmigration.com Immigration Law Firm - Practicing All Areas Of Immigration Law - Chicago, Illinois www.AA-Law.com By Jon Hurdle RIVERSIDE, New Jersey (Reuters) - Opponents of a local law cracking down on illegal immigrants clashed on Sunday with residents chanting "go home" as both sides proclaimed their loyalty to the United States. An estimated 300 to 400 people gathered outside the town hall to protest a recently passed ordinance that bans hiring or renting to illegal immigrants, who are accused of overburdening local services such as schools and hospitals without paying taxes. The protesters, representing the largely Brazilian immigrant community of Riverside, were heckled by about 500 counter-demonstrators kept at bay by police on the other side of the town's main intersection. As immigration supporters accused the town's council of racism, opponents chanted "USA, USA" and waved placards saying "Scram" and "Stop Illegal Immigration." A passing pickup truck drew loud cheers by flying a Confederate flag with the motto "The South Will Rise Again." Riverside, with a population of about 8,000, is the latest community to pass local regulations on illegal immigration in the absence of a federal law that would address the estimated 12 million illegal immigrants currently in the United States. U.S. lawmakers are trying to reconcile a bill in the House of Representatives that emphasizes stronger border controls and stiff penalties, with that of the Senate, which seeks a path to citizenship for eligible immigrants. A similar law was adopted by the Pennsylvania town of Hazleton in July. Both Hazleton and Riverside, about 20 miles from Philadelphia, are being sued on the grounds that only the federal government has legal authority over immigration. Rev. Miguel Rivera, president of the National Coalition of Latino Clergy and Christian Leaders, called the Riverside law "racist." He criticized Mayor Charles Hilton by saying his initiative in passing the law was equivalent to the Confederate flag being flown by the counter-demonstrators. Across the street, several people held placards with pictures of Rivera, accusing him of racism and saying "Take Your Trash Elsewhere." Opponents' chants of "go home" were countered by calls of "we are home" from immigrants' supporters. Demonstrators on both sides waved the U.S. flag and claimed their allegiance to the United States. Larry Mourey, 52, who said he had lived all his life in Riverside, denied there was any racism in his support for the town's ordinance. He said he had no problem with immigrants as long as they were legal but objected to paying taxes to support illegal ones. Lindsey Sickler, 19, said she supported the ordinance because the illegal immigrants were using local services without paying taxes, and their children are driving down school test scores because they can't speak English. "If we were in their country and doing the same thing, they would be trying to get us out," she said.
Asked By: sealRborders - 8/21/2006
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Thank you for this great post! I did not know about this incident. I am very happy to see that SOMEONE is DOING something about this travesty of justice and unfairness in our country today. It is so wrong to allow illegal people into our country and then to even talk about making their actions legal through amnesty... More
Answered By: JuanCarlosNoMore - 8/21/2006
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yes .......yesterday tootles
Answered By: bitter♥princess - 8/21/2006
looks like they have the right idea, we all need to join them.......
Answered By: 1hunglo - 8/21/2006
yea i heard of it, nothing new tho.
Answered By: el_oso_candeloso - 8/21/2006
Good post.Every community needs to do this because the government,at the federal level, does not seem to be willing to do anything to solve this crisis.Both parties need to get their head out of their asses on this issue.
Answered By: Rob D. Marx - 8/21/2006
It's refreshing that somebody is finally taking a stand. Although, I'm not cool with the rebel flag. If we were in their country destroying it from the inside, they would totally be up in arms about it!! Send thm home, they need to fix their own problems, we have too many as it is.
Answered By: MIKE J - 8/21/2006
wished i had of been there, its going to get worse, you watch and see. there will be a racial war within ten years.
Answered By: duc602 - 8/21/2006
Every community needs to protect itself from illegals because the federal govt. is failing on that too... More
Answered By: kysteelgirl - 8/21/2006
Are you an individual or working for an organization? You seem quite obsessed with illegals. Do you have a job?
Answered By: violet - 8/21/2006
"The south will rise again""" thats comedy.... the day the south rises again is the day the white race will cease to exsist....
Answered By: Brotha Man... - 8/21/2006
I'm glad to hear it. Deport illegals.
Answered By: easy - 8/21/2006
good one. thanks for posting. i gave u a thumbs up
Answered By: rainbowchaser - 8/22/2006
What the illegals seem to forget is that they are criminals according to the law. Their only right is to a speedy trial. They are swamping our country with third world ideas and culture. They are NOT assimilating. If they wanted to be American citizens they would not be hiding under car seats to get into this... More
Answered By: gohomeillegals - 8/22/2006
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