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Posted at 12:09 PM ET, 05/ 1/2010

About 35 arrested at immigration rally

By Washington Post Editors

Updated, 5:33 p.m.:

About 35 immigrant advocates have been arrested in front of the White House fence, including a U.S. congressman, after they sat down and defied orders from police.

Protesters are usually required to stay in motion when demonstrating in front of the White
House. U.S. Rep. Luis Gutierrez of Illinois was among those detained on a nearby bus.

--Associated Press


Updated, 4:03 p.m.:
Immigrant advocates are being arrested in front of the White House fence, after sitting down and defying orders from police.

About three dozen protesters and U.S. Rep. Luis Gutierrez of Illinois joined in the civil disobedience Saturday. They held a sign saying, “Obama, Stop deporting our Families.” Some wore T-shirts that read “Arrest us, Not our Families.” Protesters are usually required to stay in motion when demonstrating in front of the White House.

Hundreds of protesters turned out for the rally at Lafayette Park, urging President Barack Obama to fulfill his campaign promises to achieve immigration reform.

Obama was to return to the White House around 2:40 p.m. after speaking at the University of Michigan. Two Marine helicopters flew overhead, but it wasn't clear if Obama was on board.


Original post:

Immigrant advocates and at least one Congressman plan to risk arrest near the White House during scheduled protests of a new Arizona anti-illegal immigration law.

An aide to U.S. Rep. Luis Gutierrez said the Illinois Democrat will participate in civil disobedience during Saturday's rally. Representatives of a coalition of labor, student and immigrant organizations said dozens of people will likely be arrested after ignoring police orders to move from the area.

Organizers say thousands will rally nearby to urge President Barack Obama to halt deportations.
Protesters say the Arizona law, which requires authorities to question people if they suspect they're in the country illegally, is anti-immigrant. The measure's supporters say it's necessary because the federal government has failed to secure the borders.

--Associated Press

By Washington Post Editors  | May 1, 2010; 12:09 PM ET
 
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Has anyone ever seen a latino politician in the US that favors closing down the Souther border or enforcing US immigration laws?

Posted by: jdonner2 | May 1, 2010 1:59 PM | Report abuse

"Protesters say the Arizona law, which requires authorities to question people if they suspect they're in the country illegally, is anti-immigrant."

Above is a blatant lie and goes utterly unchallenged by the press. We no longer have a functioning free press in this country and you better believe that total implosion and chaos is not far off.

Posted by: DWEarly | May 1, 2010 2:38 PM | Report abuse


The protestors are willfully disseminating outright lies trying to fan hysterical outrage over something that doesn't exist.

Well, what do you expect from superstitious wretches whose entire worldview revolves around their own "manifest destiny of reconquista" ethnocentrism and racial hatred and paranoia.

Well, what you'd expect is what we've got.

I expect they'll do something stupid like try to swarm the fences, it'll get way out of hand, they'll declare "we can even get past the Secret Service, you cannot close the borders to us", and we'll be at war by morning.

Posted by: thardman | May 1, 2010 2:53 PM | Report abuse

This is not about immigration, but rather illegal immigration. The key word here is illegal. Every country has a right and a responsibility to enforce immigration policy, for the benefit and safety of citizens and immigrants alike. Anyone opposed to enforcing immigration policy is simply pro illegal immigrant. Illegal immigrants have no constitutional rights and should be shipped back to where they came from. Let everyone who is currently an illiegal immigrant emigrate legally under existing immigration law. They will then be welcomed with open arms.

Posted by: WiseOne3 | May 1, 2010 3:04 PM | Report abuse

These people have gone mad and are hardening the opposition and moving the debate to the right. They seek to mimic the success of the Black struggle for civil rights but key components are missing: 1. They are fighting for people who are not citizens an in fact have no claim to be in the USA. 2. Their pushy terrorist tactics are a far cry from sitting at a lunch counter looking for fair service.

I am hearing reports that these open border characters now oppose deportation of criminals and want Secure communities disbanded. I guess te safety and security of Americans is not important to them. Anyway let them protest I will use my trusty telephone to call my endangered Rep. what I feel about any attempts to legalize these law breakers and the repercussions in supporting amnesty will cause.

Posted by: cleancut77 | May 1, 2010 3:18 PM | Report abuse

IF YOU ARE LEGAL YOU DON'T HAVE A PROBLEM!
If you are not legal go home and correct the problems in your own country! 87% of illegal immigrants are criminals!
We need to boycott any groups supporting the illegals, i.e. companies, athletic clubs or teams, etc.
THIS IS OUR COUNTRY AND IT IS TIME OBAMA AND THE GOVERNMENT SUPPORT AND DEFEND US! IT IS THEIR CONSTITUTIONAL OBLIGATION!
Perhaps if Obama stayed in Washington for more than a few hours every week he would have some idea of what is going on!
How about that oil spill, a bit odd that Obama announces a new off shore drilling plan totally contrary to his beliefs and next thing we know there is a massive oil spill! Have you heard anyone speak of the reason this derrick sank? Haven't heard a word, have ya?
WAG THE DOG!

Posted by: AMERICANUBETCHA | May 1, 2010 3:23 PM | Report abuse

Papist Hispanic Illegal Immigration Is An Organized Invasion for Conquest

The Roman Catholic Church is so confident of its outcome that they published their stratagem, placed it at the Library of Congress, and it is now available on Amazon.com:

http://www.amazon.com/National-Publication-Publishing-Promotion-Conference/dp/1555861997

We built this New Secular Order, excluding king and pope of the Old Sectarian Order's caesaropapism, with our blood, to submit to only Truth and Justice, by G-d.

Rome kills our leaders.

Rome cheated Bush into office to commit 9/11.

Rome gave us Hitler and the Holocaust.

Rome promotes illegal immigration.

Expropriate the Roman Anti-Christ's fascist plutocracy. Get our "silver" back from them; then give them "lead."

Hang Bush and Cheney.

Seal the border.

Remove the Babylonian pedophile priesthood from our shores.

Posted by: iamerican | May 1, 2010 3:55 PM | Report abuse

Where does the Constitution guarantee a foreigner (a citizen of another country) the RIGHT to freely immigrate to this country and immediately take advantage of its' systems/benefits?

I had four soldiers in my squad get their citizenship over two deployments. Each one of them earned it, and they didn't even know they were going to get it when they signed up. And now folks are saying that it's illegal/unconstitutional to verify whether someone is a legal citizen of this country? How stupid do you have to be for that to make sense to you?

Posted by: PLU482 | May 1, 2010 3:57 PM | Report abuse

I say we get real about this whole immigration thing. Anybody whose family wasn't here by 1776 (or 1789 if you wish) has to go back to their country of origin. The rest of us will wave goodbye to you immigrants.

Posted by: Mark20005 | May 1, 2010 4:12 PM | Report abuse

I can not believe that the Arizona legislature will come with this law. Asking a brown looking person, who is going for shopping, to show his papers is the biggest violation of human and civil right one can think of in this day and age. This brown person's family may have been living in the country for many many generations, long before there was a state of Arizona.
What kind of message we are giving to our fellow citizens and immigrants that brown skin is a suspect now. What a disgrace?

How dare the legislature came up with this law?

Posted by: ak1967 | May 1, 2010 4:27 PM | Report abuse

I can not believe that the Arizona legislature will come with this law. Asking a brown looking person, who is going for shopping, to show his papers is the biggest violation of human and civil right one can think of in this day and age. This brown person's family may have been living in the country for many many generations, long before there was a state of Arizona.
What kind of message we are giving to our fellow citizens and immigrants that brown skin is a suspect now. What a disgrace?

How dare the legislature came up with this law? Where did they get the courage to do this. Did they ask native American's permission?

Posted by: ak1967 | May 1, 2010 4:30 PM | Report abuse

I'm glad Gutierrez was arrested and I hope he stays locked up. That pig is paid by taxpayers, and yet his only passion is for people breaking numerous laws here. No other country would put up with the mafia tactics he and others like him employ. I'm sick of illegal aliens posing as innocent victims when they knew what they signed up for, they've often worked under the table, and they have used every scam and crime they could to rip off Americans at every turn. Send them home, and send their supporters with them.

Posted by: mclovin | May 1, 2010 4:37 PM | Report abuse

"I can not believe that the Arizona legislature will come with this law. Asking a brown looking person, who is going for shopping, to show his papers is the biggest violation of human and civil right one can think of in this day and age"

WE ARE TIRED OF PEOPLE LIKE YOU HIDING BEHIND OUR LAWS, SUCKING THE AMERICAN TAXPAYER DRY,AND MAKING US SUPPORT AND EDUCATE YOUR ANCHOR BABIES....GO BACK TO MEXICO AND PROTEST THERE.

Posted by: mark0004 | May 1, 2010 5:04 PM | Report abuse

How come nobody is complaining about Mexico's immigration laws? Here they are. Can you say double standard? 1 There will be no special bilingual programs in the schools. 2. All ballots will be in this nation's language. 3.All government business will be conducted in our language. 4. Non-residents will NOT have the right to vote no matter how long
they are here. 5. Non-citizens will NEVER be able to hold political office. 6 Foreigners will not be a burden to the taxpayers. No welfare, no food
stamps, no health care, or other government assistance programs. Any burden will be deported.
7. Foreigners can invest in this country, but it must be an amount at least equal to 40,000 times the daily minimum wage. 8. If foreigners come here and buy land... options will be restricted.
Certain parcels including waterfront property are reserved for citizens naturally born into this country.9.Foreigners may have no protests; no demonstrations, no waving of a foreign flag, no political organizing, no bad-mouthing our president
or his policies. These will lead to deportation.
10. If you do come to this country illegally, you will be actively hunted &, when caught, sent to jail until your deportation can be arranged. All assets will be taken from you..

Posted by: Skychief | May 1, 2010 5:04 PM | Report abuse

When will ICE raid these rallies and protests and lockup and deport all of the illegals?

Posted by: neil64 | May 1, 2010 5:37 PM | Report abuse

The arresting of illegal invaders isn't tolerated but the shooting of Sheriff's Deputies is.

Posted by: Stokeybob | May 1, 2010 5:42 PM | Report abuse

U.S. Rep. Luis Gutierrez, who was arrested today, claims illegal's should be allowed to sneak in our country, steal our IDs and take our jobs because they share his heritage and look like him.

Which of the two statements best describes Rep. Luis Gutierrez:

A.) Luis Gutierrez is a racist.

B.) Luis Gutierrez is a hardcore racist.

Posted by: fury60 | May 1, 2010 5:45 PM | Report abuse

SAN JOSE, Calif.-- A Vietnamese university student whose violent arrest was captured on videotape has filed a lawsuit accusing San Jose police of using excessive force.

Phuong Ho says police had no reason to use a stun gun and hit him with a baton more than a dozen times during his Sept. 3 arrest on suspicion of brandishing a deadly weapon and resisting arrest. Ho, a student at California State University, was unarmed.

Prosecutors have declined to file charges against the officers, saying they used force to get Ho to comply with their orders. The charges against the 21-year-old Ho have also been dropped.

The lawsuit, filed in federal court in San Jose, seeks $6 million in damages. City and police officials declined to comment.


maybe Californians should practice what they preach to Arizonians

Posted by: corebanks1940 | May 1, 2010 5:45 PM | Report abuse


"Posted by: jdonner2 | May 1, 2010 1:59 PM

Has anyone ever seen a latino politician in the US that favors closing down the Souther border or enforcing US immigration laws?"

Around half of Hispanics are in favor of upholding the immigration laws by my estimates.

Posted by: Stokeybob | May 1, 2010 5:46 PM | Report abuse

It's time for the U.S. citizenry both white and black to wake up, before it's too late.

If not people, we are doomed in our own country.

Posted by: Ward4DC | May 1, 2010 5:51 PM | Report abuse

This law perhaps lead to profiling on Hispanics (probable cause being Latin) Brown is the new Black ...

Posted by: Tony868 | May 1, 2010 5:54 PM | Report abuse

I'm glad Gutierrez was arrested and I hope he stays locked up. That pig is paid by taxpayers, and yet his only passion is for people breaking numerous laws here. No other country would put up with the mafia tactics he and others like him employ. I'm sick of illegal aliens posing as innocent victims when they knew what they signed up for, they've often worked under the table, and they have used every scam and crime they could to rip off Americans at every turn. Send them home, and send their supporters with them.

Posted by: mclovin
__________________________________________
Crazy much?

Posted by: Observer001 | May 1, 2010 5:56 PM | Report abuse

Thank God for the courage of the Arizona legislature. This law should be enacted throughout the nation.

Posted by: JohnRice | May 1, 2010 5:59 PM | Report abuse

Want an illustration of how extreme the Arizona law is? Here's a list of some of its "crazy liberal" critics: Karl Rove, Marco Rubio, Jeb Bush, Lindsey Graham, Mitt Romney, Joe Scarborough

Posted by: Aaron20011 | May 1, 2010 6:02 PM | Report abuse

It seems like the only time there are mass protest /rallys it is over South American issues.But to congress before these rallys influence you.You may be by illegal alliens.Or people from another country challenging laws in our country the USA to protect us all sorts of harmful desease ,drugs weapons,and dangerous people from a foreign country. Dont be ashaned the prove to any body that you are a proud citizen of the USA.

Posted by: CITYBEAT4U | May 1, 2010 6:05 PM | Report abuse


U.S. Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D Illinois) has spoken at rallies held by the La Raza organization and has a link to the National Council of La Raza on his House website.

La Raza means—the Race. It’s a Hispanic version of the KKK. Some in La Raza call for the US Southwest to be “returned” to Mexico. Yet, they (and Rep. Gutierrez) the cheek to call others “Racists.”

Too bad the WAPO won't print the whole story.


Posted by: ACDA2 | May 1, 2010 6:05 PM | Report abuse

"The protestors are willfully disseminating outright lies trying to fan hysterical outrage over something that doesn't exist."

Hmmmmmm... sounds an awful lot like the Tea Party's reaction to health care.

Posted by: gabrielhorstman | May 1, 2010 6:06 PM | Report abuse

These illegal scumbags must be thrown the hell out of this country. They are parasites who deserve no sympathy at all. The politicians who are embracing them are disgusting panderers. Ptooey!

Posted by: RFN8143 | May 1, 2010 6:08 PM | Report abuse

If one adds the number of Americans who are unemployed, to the number of Americans who are under employed, to the number of Americans who have given up looking for work, one would quickly realize that we are talking about somewhere between 18 and 20% of the workforce. In addition, in 2009 the United States issued somewhere around 1,100,000 green cards. Something here does not make any sense. Furthermore, in what President Obama says in the greatest economic downturn since the great depression, the idea of legalizing millions upon millions of workers makes no sense. Simply put, who is this government working for, it is ordinary hard working Americans who are experiencing hard times or is it something else. I noticed that the President today says that people should have trust in government. My response is how can I have any confidence in a government that in the midst of what it calls the worse economic disaster since the great depression give more than a million green cards and contemplate legalizing millions of illegal aliens. Maybe I am mission something here, but I do not think so.

Posted by: jeffreed | May 1, 2010 6:15 PM | Report abuse

"Organizers say thousands will rally nearby to urge President Barack Obama to halt deportations."

No state deports anybody. That's the responsibility of Immigration Control and Enforcement (ICE). Illiegal immigrants caught by the border patrol, a federal entity, are tuned over to ICE for processing and possible deportation. These organizers want Obama to halt deportation which in effect gives illegal immigrants legal status. If you are in this country illegally and you can't be sent back to your birth country when you are arrested then you are in fact granted legal status.

Posted by: Jimof1913 | May 1, 2010 6:16 PM | Report abuse


When it comes to issues that affect the lives of American citizens - war, jobs, gas prices, crime - the Republicans and Democrats govern as a single party. Regardless of what their party platforms may say, they have a working agreement on major issues, e.g., the Middle East, immigration, “free trade,” and secular values. They compete against each other only for the limited supply of spoils for themselves and the special interests that support them.


Posted by: AJAX2 | May 1, 2010 6:18 PM | Report abuse

Awaiting Nancy Pelosi's comments on the civility of these protests.

Posted by: NoWeCant | May 1, 2010 6:20 PM | Report abuse

How do you not racially profile when cracking down on illegal immigration when 9 out of 10 illegal immigrants come from Latin and South America? Seriously....what is the alternative solution?

Posted by: ADH1 | May 1, 2010 6:21 PM | Report abuse

We need to get out of countries we have gotten in illegaly, like Iraq, Afghanistan etc before demanding other people to get out of our country since our illegal entry to those countries has caused more innocent lives and harm them poor hispanics doing hard labor jobs at bottom line wages adding productively to this country.

Posted by: Jim110 | May 1, 2010 6:27 PM | Report abuse

These Latino "leaders" are just as phony as the black leaders were years ago. They live in white neighborhoods and are the first to call the police if a Hispanic walks up their street.

Posted by: MKadyman | May 1, 2010 6:28 PM | Report abuse

I can not believe that the Arizona legislature will come with this law. Asking a brown looking person, who is going for shopping, to show his papers is the biggest violation of human and civil right one can think of in this day and age. This brown person's family may have been living in the country for many many generations, long before there was a state of Arizona.
What kind of message we are giving to our fellow citizens and immigrants that brown skin is a suspect now. What a disgrace?

How dare the legislature came up with this law?
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

Someone else who can't be bothered to read the law and find out the real facts.
1. No one, no matter what color their skin or what they are doing can be stopped and asked for papers unless the police has a legal reason to stop them. If they are committing no violations, they can't be stopped.
2. If stopped for a legal reason, all the have to do is show a valid drivers license, either from Arizona or from some state that checks status before issuing and they are presumed to be here legally. If they don't have a drivers license there are many things which can be shown to prove legal status.

So unless someone is stopped or detained for a legal reason and can not show one of many forms of ID, they will have nothing to fear.

Posted by: rchayes | May 1, 2010 6:29 PM | Report abuse

Here's immigration reform. Have the military shoot anyone crossing the border illegally. That's reform!

Posted by: gpl2411 | May 1, 2010 6:30 PM | Report abuse

The "massive" rallies we were promised in Southern California failed to materialize. The one in LA attracted only half the number of expected participants. A big fat flop, although the MSM did its best to hype it and hype it and hype it.

Maybe the illegals are getting the message that we don't want them marching in our streets, demanding "rights" that they do not possess, and shrieking insulting slogans at us in a language we don't understand?

Either that, or the stepped-up enforcement measures are working, and they are going home.

Enforcement works.

Posted by: MaryJessel | May 1, 2010 6:31 PM | Report abuse

I was there today, and to say that there were "hundreds" is a gross underestimate. I'd guess about 3,000.

As for many of the comments in this thread and their blatant hatred and racism, I won't comment. They speak shamefully for themselves.

Posted by: matt731 | May 1, 2010 6:38 PM | Report abuse

There's no such thing as a brown race. I am black and my skin color is brown as most blacks in the United States.

Hard to believe.

Let's reverse this and imagine 10's of millions of white & black Americans with low education & job skills moving illegally to Mexico & Central America to wave the stars & stripes, demand 'rights' they don't have in America & leech public services (using public hospitals, schools, jails & welfare more than natives while paying lower taxes).

Let's go further & imaging those American transplants demanding the culture & language of the native population move out of their way to accommodate the illegals, then have the natives watch silently & pay taxes to support their own displacement.

Do you really wonder why native-born Americans have had it with this one way street? A spring is being wound as this continues...

Posted by: Ward4DC | May 1, 2010 6:40 PM | Report abuse

These latinos obviously do not care about law and order in this country. They suck the american taxpayer dry with thier anchor babies, demand even more and litterally hide behid our laws. Send them all back to mexico, maybe they will protest there....

Posted by: mark0004 | May 1, 2010 6:40 PM | Report abuse


About 35 arrested at immigration rally
=============

That's about 35 more than at all the TEA Party rallies.

Yet the Tea Party people are portrayed as dangerous in publications like the WAPO.

Posted by: NormReisig | May 1, 2010 6:41 PM | Report abuse

Why shouldn't people who break the law be deported? This is bizzaro land where noncitizens are trying to tell the members of a country what we are allowed to do to enforce our own laws. One of which should be changed right now. Any child born to a woman in this country illegally should automatically be considered a citizen of the country that the woman illegally came from. Stop anchor children now! We have enough U.S. citizen children in this country who desparately need education etc to pay for. These illegals cause hardship for those legal immigrants who did obide by our laws and went through proper procedures to come to our country. The Post has never, to my knowledge, done a story from that angle.

Posted by: Georgetowner1 | May 1, 2010 6:50 PM | Report abuse

Can you believe this...we the people are raving lunes, YOU do realize these are ILLEGLES protesting we the people for enforcing the LAW of the land...send them back to where ever they came from and I do not mean anywhere in the USA.

Posted by: Immanurse | May 1, 2010 6:51 PM | Report abuse

At a time when the Supreme Court and many politicians seek to bring American law in line with foreign legal norms, it’s noteworthy that nobody has argued that the U.S. look at how Mexico deals with immigration and what it might teach us about how best to solve

our illegal immigration problem. Mexico has a single, streamlined law that ensures that foreign visitors and immigrants are:
in the country legally;
have the means to sustain themselves economically;
not destined to be burdens on society;
of economic and social benefit to society;
of good character and have no criminal records; and
contributors to the general well-being of the nation.
The law also ensures that:
immigration authorities have a record of each foreign visitor;
foreign visitors do not violate their visa status;
foreign visitors are banned from interfering in the country’s internal politics;
foreign visitors who enter under false pretenses are imprisoned or deported;
foreign visitors violating the terms of their entry are imprisoned or deported;
those who aid in illegal immigration will be sent to prison.
Who could disagree with such a law? It makes perfect sense. The Mexican constitution strictly defines the rights of citizens -- and the denial of many fundamental rights to non-citizens, illegal and illegal. Under the constitution, the Ley General de Población, or
General Law on Population, spells out specifically the country's immigration policy.

It is an interesting law -- and one that should cause us all to ask, Why is our great southern neighbor pushing us to water down our own immigration laws and policies, when its own immigration restrictions are the toughest on the continent? If a felony is a
crime punishable by more than one year in prison, then Mexican law makes it a felony to be an illegal alien in Mexico.

If the United States adopted such statutes, Mexico no doubt would denounce it as a manifestation of American racism and bigotry.

Posted by: corebanks1940 | May 1, 2010 6:57 PM | Report abuse

Good god! Rep. Gutierrez needs to remember what country he is in... he has sworn to uphold the laws of this country! He should be impeached!

These people are here illegally! They have NO rights as citizens because they are NOT citizens. How about, Rep. Gutierrez, we compare Mexico’s immigration laws to ours? Do you think for one second they would stand for the same type of invasion? Do they allow their southern borders to be invaded like they invade ours? Besides their immigration “officials” robbing, beating, raping and murdering “illegals”, do you think their “advocacy” groups carry the same weight as here?

I am so sick of our government allowing this invasion and seditious behavior by our hispanic “lawmen”. This has been allowed to go on for so long that the number of illegal aliens in this country can further defy our laws by staging mass protests in order to force a showdown.

The issue is not racism despite the so called “advocacy” groups trying to label it so, it is all about the laws of this country.

Mexico expects us to honor their sovereignity, why don’t they respect ours? Deport all illegal aliens!

Posted by: 4Jaxon | May 1, 2010 7:09 PM | Report abuse

Funny how the medias write stories about these boycotts or marches, showing thousands of people, when most of America, 70 percent, MILLIONS, is in SUPPORT of the great new AZ law!

Lets bring it to CA.

Posted by: edla67 | May 1, 2010 7:13 PM | Report abuse

If we did not have illegeal immigrants who would be working out in the fields, hotels, and restaurants. These hard working people put the food on your table. We do not take yout jobs I have never seen a white person working out in the fields. What are you going to do if no one works out in the fields or in those fast food restaurants? I want to see you working in the fields in order for you to know how hard it is to work there. For many generations mexicans have lived in this country. What makes it your country?

Posted by: erii24 | May 1, 2010 7:15 PM | Report abuse

If we did not have illegeal immigrants who would be working out in the fields, hotels, and restaurants. These hard working people put the food on your table. We do not take yout jobs I have never seen a white person working out in the fields. What are you going to do if no one works out in the fields or in those fast food restaurants? I want to see you working in the fields in order for you to know how hard it is to work there. For many generations mexicans have lived in this country. What makes it your country?

Posted by: erii24 | May 1, 2010 7:16 PM | Report abuse

Who works out in the fields and restaurants? Dont tell me a white person works in the fields. We put food on your table and you should be thankful for that. We do not nothing from you.

Posted by: erii24 | May 1, 2010 7:17 PM | Report abuse

House. U.S. Rep. Luis Gutierrez of Illinois should have been arrested long ago! This chump had the nerve to complain about Healthcare Insurance Reform not covering illegal aliens. He cares more about representing criminals that might one day vote for him than he does the people he was elected to represent, sound like treason doesn't it?

And erii24, I work in the fields along with a whole lot of American farmers! The free market with supply & demand will take care of all the job issues as soon as the people undercutting America's economy stop! Take your b.s. scare tactics somewhere else.

These people will not be rewarded amnesty for their bad behavior!

Sincerly,
Two Seattle Hipsters That Support Arizona's Right To Democracy

Posted by: WhatAreYouPeopleSmoking | May 1, 2010 7:25 PM | Report abuse

"For many generations mexicans have lived in this country. What makes it your country?"

What makes it our country? The fact that we created it, the law and order. Why don't you protest against the mexican governemt for having a thirld world country???/

Posted by: mark0004 | May 1, 2010 7:25 PM | Report abuse

If we did not have illegeal immigrants who would be working out in the fields, hotels, and restaurants. These hard working people put the food on your table. We do not take yout jobs I have never seen a white person working out in the fields. What are you going to do if no one works out in the fields or in those fast food restaurants? I want to see you working in the fields in order for you to know how hard it is to work there. For many generations mexicans have lived in this country.
=======================================
What makes it your country?.....laws make it my country, same as the laws in Mexico doen't make Mexico my country

Posted by: corebanks1940 | May 1, 2010 7:27 PM | Report abuse

Now if only they would keep his butt in jail where it belongs for using his own people to get votes for himself. And for all the illegals, don't you ever even care about the damage you as a group have done to our country and to people who need YOUR jobs?? Is there any feeling at all in you for this great country besides your greed???

Posted by: JudiBug | May 1, 2010 7:28 PM | Report abuse

Taking away jobs from poor black folks.

Posted by: grunk | May 1, 2010 7:30 PM | Report abuse

What makes it our country is because we have built it up and have paid our taxes here. Your ancestors did not live in the US. Mexico had it's own tribes just as the US had it's own tribes. It might belong to the US indians but it does not by any stretch of the imagination belong to Mexico's people of indian descent. There were some Mexicans who lived in Texas but most keep their land and many still live here. Please get to know your history, who gave you that big line of balony that the US belongs to you. Liar!!!

Posted by: JudiBug | May 1, 2010 7:37 PM | Report abuse

Greedy farmers...they don't want to pay minimun wages,hospital insurance,social security ect ect...so they get cheap labor....if they didn't have that cheap labor...they would hire people and pay a fair wage...they would get many....so that nonsense they couldn't get labor,doesn't hold water....

Posted by: corebanks1940 | May 1, 2010 7:41 PM | Report abuse

What are these advocates advocating? Should we open our doors and let everyone in at will? Let's take Mexico as an example. Isn't the real problem the lack of any leadership in the Mexican government to take care of their own people? Shouldn't these advocates be protesting in front of the Mexican presidential palace for better opportunities and services which all Mexicans deserve? Why should the American taxpayers subsidize the failures of these foreign governments? Why???

Posted by: infrequentposter | May 1, 2010 7:41 PM | Report abuse

Will "Slick Willy" comment on real violence now that the illegal aliens were arrested at their protest?

Posted by: sperrico | May 1, 2010 7:41 PM | Report abuse

"I have never seen a white person working out in the fields"

Spoken like a reactionary leftist with more race based issues than the people they point fingers at with their smug sense of superiority in their dim little corner of the world.

Plenty of farmers everywhere in all shapes and sizes, and I doubt any of them like to be referred to by a "color". I know I don't you small minded knuckle dragger. Maybe if you got out more and looked around the world you live in you'd see some diversity. Until then, you should go take some classes in sensitivity awareness, critical reasoning, and debate. **spits**

Posted by: WhatAreYouPeopleSmoking | May 1, 2010 7:45 PM | Report abuse

I am 67 years old and do my own lawn and gardening, MANY white people do and it used to be in Texas NOBODY but white people and black people did yard work for a living. My father did yard work and farming for a living, you jerks that think you're too good to do it should be ashamed of yourself - get it lefty. You guys are so racist and snotty!!

Posted by: JudiBug | May 1, 2010 7:52 PM | Report abuse

Did Nancy Pelosi walk through the crowd with her gavel?

Posted by: grunk | May 1, 2010 7:59 PM | Report abuse

Let Rep. Luis Gutierrez sit on his duff for a couple days in jail then maybe he can do his job as a Rep of the people on how to inforce the current laws inregards on haw to handle illegal immigrants. I do believe that he swore to uphold the laws of this United States not to break them as a protester and being arrested. Oh he must be up for reelection.. Of course he is probably part of the Chi Gang anyway.

Posted by: STAN21 | May 1, 2010 8:04 PM | Report abuse

The families are being deported because they have broken our immigration laws; hence, they must be deported. They knew the risk, they took it and lost.

Government is broken, not the immigration process. Amnesty shouldn't be a reward for breaking out immigration laws.

I thought we were a nation of laws?

Posted by: rossi1578 | May 1, 2010 8:08 PM | Report abuse

I'm surprised the Tea Baggers aren't out in full force supported these profiling laws. My means of protest against these laws is staying away from Arizona. I usually fly into Phoenix every couple years to travel in the southwest I'll resist the urge to do this until the wing nuts go back into hiding.I'll spend my money elsewhere.

Posted by: misewicz | May 1, 2010 8:14 PM | Report abuse

notice the obama regime has a

REAL fence

around the white house

why not one for our americans on the southern border with mexico???

obama regime--abandoning americans on the southern border

Posted by: praetorian-guard | May 1, 2010 8:16 PM | Report abuse

Well, now that they are detained.........send them back!!

Posted by: Jsuf | May 1, 2010 8:16 PM | Report abuse

If we did not have illegeal immigrants who would be working out in the fields, hotels, and restaurants. These hard working people put the food on your table. We do not take yout jobs I have never seen a white person working out in the fields. What are you going to do if no one works out in the fields or in those fast food restaurants? I want to see you working in the fields in order for you to know how hard it is to work there. For many generations mexicans have lived in this country. What makes it your country?

Posted by: erii24 | May 1, 2010 7:15 PM
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

It use to be blacks, whites and others who worked the fields, either as owners, renters, sharecroppers or hired labor. As for fast food. It use to be a way for teenagers of all races to make a few extra dollars. It was also done by dropouts, many who used it as a way to get into the labor market and more than a few of them went on to get an education and better jobs. We do not need the illegals to do this work and in fact studies show that if all illegals were gone, it would have little or no effect on prices or the economy.

Posted by: rchayes | May 1, 2010 8:20 PM | Report abuse

Illegal border crossers get arrested for no following the rules or litening to police.


D U H !!!!!
Arizona is sick and tired of the same thing.

They are simply over run, and trying to enforce a Federal law on the books since the 1940's.


Suppoert Arizona and Boycott Mexico.

Posted by: dottydo | May 1, 2010 8:30 PM | Report abuse

If these "families" were here legally then they wouldn't be deported now would they? Tought we were a nation of laws... Apparently not. Obama's a COWARD, afraid to enforce our immigration laws, afraid to raid the businesses who hire illegal aliens and heavily fine them... Obama's afraid to put troops on the border to secure it. Obama is afraid to protect the rancher/citizens of Texas, Arizona and California. The blood on the Pinal County (AZ) Deputy and the murder of AZ rancher Rob Krentz is on Napolitano's and Obama's hands!!!

Obama took an oath he needs to man up... Apparently he's not up to the task, he's worse than Bush and thats pretty pathetic...

Posted by: rossi1578 | May 1, 2010 8:33 PM | Report abuse

Send them to jail like any other common criminal.

Posted by: zcxnissan | May 1, 2010 8:34 PM | Report abuse

I am getting sick and tired of these people who some of are here illegally, making demands from our Government and States. This is the USA if you don't like our laws here you can always go home wherever that is. Obey our laws or get arrested like any one of us Americans would. You have no right to make any demands from the USA.

Posted by: randykree | May 1, 2010 8:35 PM | Report abuse

I saw a film clip for a 20 something girl carrying a protest sign in Pittsburgh; her sign read something along the lines of No human is ILLEGAL. I don't know how to counter a statement like that; her understanding of the whole situation is way too shallow and unfortunately for most on that side that's as deep as they get.

Posted by: Mugwump3 | May 1, 2010 8:35 PM | Report abuse

So we've "awakened a sleeping giant," have we?

And who is this "sleeping giant?" A bunch of illegal aliens?

Individuals in the country illegally do not have constitutional rights.

They are not citizens.

Duh.

Posted by: FreedomFirst2 | May 1, 2010 8:36 PM | Report abuse

U.S. Rep. Luis Gutierrez needs to be removed immediately. He's unable to do the job he was elected. Uphold the law.

Posted by: askgees | May 1, 2010 8:36 PM | Report abuse

THE Laws does not apply to US !!!

Why don't the Citizens/Taxpayers/Voters of the U.S. understand that !!!

Why doesn't the Fed. Govt. just Legalize our Illegalities !!!

ILLEGAL FELON IMMIGRANT is NOT a Race !!! It's a CRIME !!!

BTW: Is anyone else getting a little tired of the "Dial 1 to continue in English" CRAP !!!

Posted by: thgirbla | May 1, 2010 8:37 PM | Report abuse

Illegal aliens need not be rewarded for breaking our immigration laws... They need to be deported then they can re-enter legally.

AZ's new law isn't an immigration law nor is it an anti-immigration law... Read SB 1070!!!

Illegal aliens don't deserve to be represented in the congress or senate...

Gutierrez needs to represent "citizens" and not illegal aliens... He took an oath and should be active in seeing that laws are being enforced... What a crock...

Posted by: rossi1578 | May 1, 2010 8:38 PM | Report abuse

Greedy Mcdonalds and the rest that hires illegal's.....they make large profits and the tax payer pays for it,,, taking care of these people,,,free health insurance,free schools,free food free anything they want and the poor people living here goes with out....tax payer paying the bills for illegals......maybe the taxpayer should boycot those places

Posted by: corebanks1940 | May 1, 2010 8:39 PM | Report abuse

If we did not have illegeal immigrants who would be working out in the fields, hotels, and restaurants. These hard working people put the food on your table. We do not take yout jobs I have never seen a white person working out in the fields. What are you going to do if no one works out in the fields or in those fast food restaurants?

Posted by: erii24


Arizonan's do, and legal green card migrants do.

Have you ever heard of the Gadsden Purchse by the USA land from Mexico in 1853?

The Spanish stold Mexico, but the USA bought it.


http://www.fsmitha.com/h3/map41-gad.html


Bye Bye.

Posted by: dottydo | May 1, 2010 8:40 PM | Report abuse

Here we go again! The absolute arrogance of these illegal aliens. Another demonstration of the aliens and these stupid activists! Where do these people come from? I have to ask, would all be going on if the Federal Government was doing its job and ENFORCING our immigration laws? Well, would it? Where was ICE while these demonstrations were happening? Well, where were they? I am sick and tired of these illegal aliens demonstrating and DEMANDING, yes, DEMANDING we give them amnesty. Well, I’m DEMANDING, Yes, DEMANDING our immigration laws get ENFORCED! Get these illegal aliens back to their own Country and let them demonstrate there, where they have EVERY RIGHT to demonstrate for what they want. The American people are fed up with all the costs of the taxpayers for these illegal aliens. We have all this going on when it so easy to come to this Country legally. Just apply and wait. How easy is that? ENFORCE THE LAW! NO AMNESTY OF ANY KIND!

Posted by: scuncic | May 1, 2010 8:43 PM | Report abuse

The United States Goverment is turning its bact on the United States again like it did with veitnam,we have our hands tied behind our backs with these invaders but yet they will not do nothing to protect us, but yet when a tuff Govenor, and sherruff step up to do the job they want to boycott, and give these people that have broken every single immigration law, and disrespected our Goverment and made a laghing stock of them they want to give them amnisty,WHAT A JOKE BARACK OBAMA,how much more do we as Americans have to take of these invaders.

Posted by: pisstoff | May 1, 2010 8:47 PM | Report abuse

U.S. Rep. Luis Gutierrez of Illinois...this guy is an idiot. Why is he even on the street protesting??? He is a congressman, the man was elected to be in the position to go behind closed doors and make changes on paper through bills, discussion and debate not be out on the street protesting with common citizen. The man is in a seat of power but does not know how to use it. What an idiot!!

Posted by: matrox | May 1, 2010 8:47 PM | Report abuse

Illegal immigration is illegal.

Every sovereign nation has the right and duty to protect their borders from invasion by foreigners.

Every sovereign nation has the right and duty to protect the meaning of citizenship. This duty is for the benefit of the millions of Americans who came by their citizenship honestly and legitimately.

Our nation must stand up against the forces that want to dilute the value of legitimate immigration and citizenship.

Our nation is and always has been a melting pot of peoples from all backgrounds. It should continue to be so. However, this great experiment in democracy should not be cheapened. We are not going to let millions of people become citizens by sneaking into this country and then declaring that they have the right to take what is not theirs.

The foreign powers, radical politicians, and vocal minorities who want otherwise will lose.

Number among these radical politicians folks like George Bush, Lindsey Graham, John McCain, and others who support "immigration reform" (read "immigration amnesty," "open borders," and "open citizenship"). How were we ever fooled by them?

Posted by: graydonstephenson | May 1, 2010 8:51 PM | Report abuse

If we did not have illegeal immigrants who would be working out in the fields, hotels, and restaurants. These hard working people put the food on your table. We do not take yout jobs I have never seen a white person working out in the fields. What are you going to do if no one works out in the fields or in those fast food restaurants?----------------------------------------------------Who do you think did it before they got here?...I been going to McDonalds 40 years and they always seemed to have plenty blacks and whites working there....Now they lost the jobs...Mostly High Schools students trying to make money for school..

Posted by: corebanks1940 | May 1, 2010 8:55 PM | Report abuse

To understand how things are in Arizona, one has to live there. Until the federal government does something about illegal immigration, it is understandable that states bordering Mexico must act on their own. Due to stressful economic times, people act in ways which are not always fair and nice. President Obama and the politicos in DC want to get both the Latino and white vote and prefer doing nothing and hoping the problem magically goes away. Well guess what Mr. President, just like the oil spill this problem ain't going away.

Posted by: gvelanis | May 1, 2010 8:56 PM | Report abuse

To understand how things are in Arizona, one has to live there. Until the federal government does something about illegal immigration, it is understandable that states bordering Mexico must act on their own. Due to stressful economic times, people act in ways which are not always fair and nice. President Obama and the politicos in DC want to get both the Latino and white vote and prefer doing nothing and hoping the problem magically goes away. Well guess what Mr. President, just like the oil spill this problem ain't going away.

Posted by: gvelanis | May 1, 2010 9:00 PM | Report abuse

These illegal protesters are race baiters. They intentionally try to get fight started and if that doesn't work they lie. Just like the Palestinians do, in fact that's where they learned these sympathy drawing tactics. It's all show and BULL.

Posted by: JudiBug | May 1, 2010 9:00 PM | Report abuse

I personally would be more than willing to pay more for consumable goods if it mean hiring American workers. What the immigration advocates fail to tell you is that when you make an illegal a legal citizen with rights he will just soon demand a better job, he will no longer want to do what quote "american will not want to do". He will work, then lose a job an get on unemployment which again just drains the system even more. If you a illegal its just great to hire them at dirt cheap cost, once they become legal its just more drain on the system. It a big political joke people. The only ones who benefit are the employers who hire them.

Posted by: matrox | May 1, 2010 9:01 PM | Report abuse

The United States Government is turning its back on the United States again like it did with veitnam,we have our hands tied behind our backs with these invaders, yet they will not do nothing to protect us, but when a tuff Governor, and sheriff step up to do the job they want to boycott, and sue.
The bad thing about this is they want to give these illegal’s that have broken every single immigration law, and disrespected our Government and made a laughing stock of both our politicians And the American people they want to give them amnisty,WHAT A JOKE BARACK OBAMA, how much more do we as Americans have to take of these invaders.

Posted by: pisstoff | May 1, 2010 9:02 PM | Report abuse

We do NOT NEED ILLEGALS nor do we owe them anything. Go home where you might be needed.

Posted by: JudiBug | May 1, 2010 9:04 PM | Report abuse

Looks like i am taking holiday in Arz. where they treat criminals like criminals. This is a race issue to the race baiters.

Posted by: zcxnissan | May 1, 2010 9:06 PM | Report abuse


WASHINGTON – Someone has finally fixed an approximate taxpayer cost of between 12 million and 15 million illegal aliens residing in the U.S.

A new study by the Heritage Foundation's Robert Rector found a household headed by an individual without a high school education, including about two-thirds of illegal aliens, costs U.S. taxpayers more than $32,000 in federal, state and local benefits. That same family contributes an average of $9,000 a year in taxes, resulting in a net tax burden of $22,449 each year.

Over the course of the household's lifetime that tax burden translates to $1.1 million.

Posted by: corebanks1940 | May 1, 2010 9:07 PM | Report abuse

If the lower figure of 12 million illegal aliens is used for estimation purposes, the total tax burden translates to $2.2 trillion.

"Would any of us buy shares in a company that we knew would produce a loss of a million dollars a share," asks Rep. Steve King, R-Iowa, in response to the study. "Cheap labor is not cheap at the cost of over a million dollars per head of household."

Rector's study, "The Fiscal Cost of Low-Skill Households to the U.S. Taxpayer," examines the economics of the 17.7 million American households made up of people without a high-school degree. Using numbers from the Census Bureau, the Congressional Research Service, the Bureau of Labor Standards and other government agencies, Rector determined what they earn, what they spend and what they receive in government services.

About half of the 17.7 million households studied are illegal aliens. About two-thirds of illegal alien households are headed by someone without a high school degree. Only 10 percent of native-born Americans fit into that category.

"Over the next ten years the total cost of low-skill households to the taxpayer (immediate benefits minus taxes paid) is likely to be at least $3.9 trillion," Rector writes. "This number would go up significantly if changes in immigration policy lead to substantial increases in the number of low-skill immigrants entering the country and receiving services."

Posted by: corebanks1940 | May 1, 2010 9:11 PM | Report abuse

News reports put the attendance numbers at about 1500.... Hundreds of thousands of potential protesters stayed away because there was a rumor that ICE would be checking papers.

Posted by: nosuchluck | May 1, 2010 9:37 PM | Report abuse

Whats so pitiful about this situation,,,,All the protesters waving the Mexican flag....especially after their Mexican Government and the Elite waving them bye while they telling them....glad to see you leaving....don't come back...

Posted by: corebanks1940 | May 1, 2010 9:56 PM | Report abuse

"Whats so pitiful about this situation,,,,All the protesters waving the Mexican flag....especially after their Mexican Government and the Elite waving them bye while they telling them....glad to see you leaving....don't come back..." -----------------------------------
These people are so duped they don't know which way's up.

Posted by: JudiBug | May 1, 2010 10:03 PM | Report abuse

Meanwhile, here in Mexico, it was an ugly racist day.

"We don't give service to gri!ngos from Arizona," was the phrase some Mexico City taxi drivers painted in white on their rear windows.

Since Mexicans can't determine which gr!ngos are from Arizona, like gr!ngos in Arizona can't tell which Mexicans are legal or illegal, what will follow is refusal of service to all Americans by Mexican taxi drivers.

Cancel your trips to Cancun and Acapulco folks. You won't be able to get a taxi to get around. Tourism is the third highest legal source of income for the country. 70% of Mexico's tourists are American. Boycott Mexican tourism and smack 'em back where it hurts.

http://www.reuters.com/article/idUSTRE63R5HP20100428

Posted by: areyousaying | May 1, 2010 10:37 PM | Report abuse

So how many protesters/enemy belligerents are they claiming? Boy that number just keeps gettin' bigger and bigger, reminds me of the fishing stories my uncle used to tell. Bottom line, they were all expecting 100,000+ yesterday....what happened? (LOL) With such a poor turnout you barely qualify as a "sad little fringe group of malcontents". Millions stayed home....MILLIONS!(HA HA HA) You don't have America's support, you don't even have a sizable portion of public opinion in your favor and you never will, we don't reward criminals no matter how many times they stomp their feet and have tantrums in our streets!

As Sue Sylvester would say "sloppy freakshow babies! somewhere in the english countryside in a stately manor home madonna is weeping... as dozens of celebrities, politicians, and d-list wannabes do permanent damage to their credibility with the American public"

Smooches,

Two Gay Urban Hipsters In Seattle

Posted by: WhatAreYouPeopleSmoking | May 1, 2010 11:13 PM | Report abuse

So,was Comrade Democrat screwball Gutierrez
waving his Mexican flag as well? The Pinal
County Deputy Sheriff shot by one of five
illegal alien drug smugglers armed with two
AK-47 survived and was released from the hospital today and 17 illegal aliens including three of the shooters were also
arrested in the same ten square mile area.
However to go on here,VP Joe Biden showed
up in Phoenix AZ to speak to a bunch of
illegal alien amnesty supporters and was
carrying his Mexican flag as ordered by
Der Leader Comrade Barack Obama from Kenya,
and who couldn't make as Obama does not even have a real US Birth Certifcate or
any legal proof of Obama being a US Citizen
and did not wanted to be arrested and then
deported.In,the meantime Maricopa County
Sheriff Joe & MCSO arrested 98 people,of
which 68 are suspected illegal aliens in his 15th and latest Crime,Drugs & Illegal
Immigration Suppression Sweep since Friday
in Phoenix,AZ. No wonder Obama sent Biden.

Posted by: Ralphinphnx | May 2, 2010 12:54 AM | Report abuse

U.S. Rep. Luis Gutierrez is a horrible shame to his office, and a disgust as a U.S. Congressman. The stunts some people will do supporting the circumvention of titled U.S. Immigration Law is an ugly thing considering they are people who have no respect for the United States and willingly will lie to you! Illegal alien peoples have invaded the nation and now thse people squatting on U.S. soil are demanding rights only accorded to citizens.These same invading illegals occuppy your jobs and freeload on public social services at great espense to the legal citizen and taxpayer! Wise up! Deport the takers and illegal invaders.
Send troops to the border to stop the invasion. Suppport Arizona, gateway for millions of illegal squatter aliens to gain access to the United States!
Stop illegal alien entry now, or lose your country to the invaders citizens!

Posted by: USDefender | May 2, 2010 1:32 AM | Report abuse

about a decade ago while working for a small city in northern virginia i had to attend a meeting that was conducted by a latino woman. the city brought her in to educate us ignorant gringos to the ways of the hispanic cultures and to inform us that the city was willing to pay it's employees more if they would learn spanish.

i thought to myself that this was getting things exactly butt backwards but i was not especially interested in sticking my neck out to protest - that it would be better if the immigrants would learn english rather than the other way around.

the woman conducting the session was pushy and arrogant beyond belief. they think they own us. time for citizens natural born and legally naturalized alike to fight back against this invasion of illegals. demand it of your elected officials. push for closing the southern border with our military. our military doesn't belong in afghanistan, pakistan, and iraq, they need to be on the border in texas,new mexico,arizona, and california.

Posted by: surlydoc | May 2, 2010 1:41 AM | Report abuse

about a decade ago while working for a small city in northern virginia i had to attend a meeting that was conducted by a latino woman. the city brought her in to educate us ignorant gringos to the ways of the hispanic cultures and to inform us that the city was willing to pay it's employees more if they would learn spanish.

i thought to myself that this was getting things exactly butt backwards but i was not especially interested in sticking my neck out to protest - that it would be better if the immigrants would learn english rather than the other way around.

the woman conducting the session was pushy and arrogant beyond belief. they think they own us. time for citizens natural born and legally naturalized alike to fight back against this invasion of illegals. demand it of your elected officials. push for closing the southern border with our military. our military doesn't belong in afghanistan, pakistan, and iraq, they need to be on the border in texas,new mexico,arizona, and california.

Posted by: surlydoc | May 2, 2010 1:41 AM | Report abuse

It's time for politicians to be held accountable to LEGAL American citizens who pay taxes and elect them to PUBLIC office. They seem to forget their oaths and loyalties.

U.S. Citizens have rights too! Enforce them! We must abide by laws, so should others, no one is exempt or privileged. ILLEGAL is ILLEGAL. If a Congressman does not appreciate the rights of LEGAL citizens and laws, if he prefers to break laws and be arrested, put him in jail and strip him of his office.

Obama ... it's time for you to step up and do what is write for the LEGAL American citizens. Forget about where your next votes will come from, this is not a game of politics. This is your job and duty.
U.S. Citizens have rights too. We pay dearly in taxes and we have an expectation.

SECURE OUR BORDERS. ENFORCE OUR LAWS. SUPPORT THE EFFORTS OF THE BORDER STATES.

We are not asking for anything unreasonable, quite the opposite. We pay BILLIONS every year that we SHOULDN'T if only our laws were enforced. This is a travesty, NO MORE AMNESTY. Enforce our laws which we much all abide by every day even if it is not "convenient" for us to do so, it's quite simple. You expect it of us, and we expect it of our public servants.
ENOUGH IS ENOUGH.

Posted by: LogicNCommonSense | May 2, 2010 1:46 AM | Report abuse

Good ole Gutierrez hopefully he ends up in jail.

Posted by: zcxnissan | May 2, 2010 4:22 AM | Report abuse

Awaiting Nancy Pelosi's comments on the civility of these protests.

Posted by: NoWeCant | May 1, 2010 6:20 PM
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Don't hold your breathe NoWeCant.
This is the same woman who when she thought nobody inside the building would be reporting, told a large group of illegals she thought they were patriots!

Posted by: menopausequeen | May 2, 2010 7:28 AM | Report abuse

Somebody should provide Gutierrez with a Chanel suit and a pair of nice pumps since he seems to want to channel Eva Peron.

Posted by: menopausequeen | May 2, 2010 7:32 AM | Report abuse

The people making all this noise about immigration are guilty of supporting illegals in this country. I agree with Arizona and wish all the states would step up to the plate and do something about these illegal immigrants who come here and get all this free stuff and while they tend to work and buy things here too, they send lots of monies back to their native countries and that takes money out of circulation here. Not too healthy on an already unstable economy.

Posted by: michelangelocooper | May 2, 2010 7:45 AM | Report abuse

What is needed here is simple: shut the borders down, stop the drug flow and the natural immigration of peoples to this country will return to normal and legal.

Posted by: michelangelocooper | May 2, 2010 7:52 AM | Report abuse

What is the argument here? every single alien "BROKE THE LAW!" Our Government, past & present, Republican & Democrat, have allowed the invasion of 20 to 30 million criminals and uneducated peons which is the largest invasion of any Nation, at any time, by any means & in direct violation of Article IV, Section IV of our Constitution.

This refusal to abide by our Constitution or enforce our Immigration Laws should be classified as Treason of the most foul kind, & as grounds for impeachment & trials for Treason!

Not only have they allowed the invasion, they force American tax payers to pay Billions on Billions of dollars to provide Welfare, Prison cells, Educate the invaders numerous children, and free medical care, at the same time the invading horde break numerous laws and massive document fraud, & are destroying our schools, hospitals, communities, culture and standard of living while Robbing, Raping, Killing & Assaulting American Citizens WAKE UP PEOPLE! They walked,rode,swam and drove over here, they can do the same going home! taking thier anchor babies with them!

Posted by: pyrostevo | May 2, 2010 8:13 AM | Report abuse


Americans suffer thousands of crimes and deaths committed by illegal aliens annually because 30 metropolitan mayors continue upholding sanctuary policies in direct violation of federal laws.

In Phoenix, Arizona, in 2005, car-jackers stole 57,600 vehicles making it the car theft capital of the United States. Who did it? Over 90 percent proved to be illegal aliens from a state that boasts a half million of them.

Last week, Phoenix Police Officer Nick Erfle, husband and father to two girls, made a traffic stop on an illegal named Erik “Droopy” Martinez who shot Erfle in the face, instantly killing him. Five other police officers suffered death at the hands of illegals protected by the Phoenix sanctuary policy. Mayor Phil Gordon continues supporting the deadly policy in Phoenix. As Mark Twain said, “When Congress is in session, no American’s life or possessions are safe.”


In Denver, Colorado, Mayor John Hickenlooper supports sanctuary policy. When you aid, abet and assist illegal aliens, what do you get for your efforts? Quick answer: more illegal aliens! A recent report in the Rocky Mountain News showed that 12,200 Mexican gang members ply their trade in the Denver area.

Results: two years ago, illegal alien Garcia Gomez executed Denver Police Officer Don Young just like Carranza shot the three Newark kids -- in the back of the head.

What did Gomez enjoy? The same sanctuary policy in Denver as in Phoenix and Newark! Gomez had been stopped three times, but let go.

Fast forward to Denver on September 6, 2007. Illegal criminals operate “chop shops.” A car carrying five illegal aliens followed a Denver cop. Here is the report:

Police arrested car theft suspects Thursday morning after a police chase that started with an undercover Denver officer calling for help while being followed by the alleged criminals. The officer recorded videotape of the suspects and a stolen truck before they spotted him.

The officer called for backup just after 2:00 a.m. while heading east on Interstate 70. He reported his speed at 105 miles per hour while suspects followed in hot pursuit. He reported being rammed by the suspects near Colfax Avenue.

Suspects crashed near 65th and York. They ran from the scene. One was quickly taken into custody. Police nabbed four other suspects a short time later. Police caught another suspect when a homeowner called 911 to report someone hiding in his yard.

What is so brazen about these illegal alien criminals? Their immunity from arrest via sanctuary policy in cities like Newark, Phoenix and Denver gave them the arrogance to race 105 miles per hour to chase and ram a police cruiser. Is this right out of a dime third world novel or what?

Posted by: corebanks1940 | May 2, 2010 8:48 AM | Report abuse


Imagine yourself a landowner in southern Arizona. The border between San Diego and Tijuana is now effectively fenced, so the flow of illegal immigration has been diverted to your front yard. Every morning you wake up to a hillock of garbage: plastic bottles, food remains, human urine and feces. If you try to police your land, you put your life at risk: Last month, Arizona rancher Rob Krentz was murdered on his own property, likely by a marijuana-smuggling illegal migrant.

Mexico’s drug war has reached into Arizona cities. Federal authorities capture an average of 1.5 tons of marijuana per day in Arizona. Drug-related kidnappings, torture, and murders of illegals by illegals have made Phoenix one of the most violent cities in the United States. Illegals crowd hospital emergency rooms, crash uninsured cars, and transform overbuilt neighborhoods into rooming house slums. Their children have the right, under a 1982 Supreme Court decision, to attend local schools at local expense, crowding the classrooms of native-born children, whose educations are further undermined when substantial numbers of their classmates cannot speak English.

Yet not only does the law go unenforced, not only has work not even started on the immigration fence that Congress supposedly voted to build two years ago, but the authorities in Washington keep talking up a proposed amnesty (sorry: “pathway to citizenship”) that only invites more illegals to rush into the U.S. to take advantage of this dazzling opportunity. And when people complain, when a state legislature like Arizona’s takes what action it can against a crisis incubated over 20 years by an unspoken federal policy to look the other way—they are vilified as haters and racists.

Posted by: corebanks1940 | May 2, 2010 8:56 AM | Report abuse

The problem is the Democrat party panders into false discrimination claims. Illegal immigrants are attracted to the USA by the policies of the democrat party. The domocrats know elections are not fought on single issues which is why they get away with it. The truth is all countries deport illegal immigrants and have immigration controls. It is ok for mexico to deport many thousands of illegal immigrants from their country every year. Which means they have no right to tell off the USA for deporting Illegal immigrants.

Posted by: mb024a0733 | May 2, 2010 9:31 AM | Report abuse

Hispanics represent some 16% of the population. The Citizens are 9% of the group. The illegal aliens are about 7% of the group, and that group is growing. The Citizens group is not, but even so, those folks that desperately want the illegal aliens lump them all together, and that hides the rate of entry of the illegal aliens. These links examine the Arizona Bill, and do it without personal insults, or slinging mud. If they click on the link, it will be the first time many of them will have seen the law.
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Arizona immigration law sb1070 & Arizona immigration law text: Arizona immigration law ignites protest
http://www.khabrein.info/news/Arizona_immigration_law_sb1070___Arizona_immigration_law_text__Arizona_immigration_law_ignites_protest_1272710046/

The new bill
http://www.azleg.gov/legtext/49leg/2r/bills/sb1070s.pdf

According to Senator McCain, and he is right from what I have discovered, 1,000,000 illegal aliens crossed the border south of Tuscon, AZ. The Border Patrol were able to catch 1/4th of those illegal aliens.

Again, according to Senator McCain, 1.3 million pounds of marijuana were seized, and again, in just that small border area south of Tuscon. If you know how it works, the Mexicans put human fecal matter on some of those bails so that the dope dogs are confused. Works too.

The State Law parallels the Federal Law so that the Constitutional Supremacy Clause is not violated. It is battle tested in front of the Supreme Court, and it works.

We need that law in Arizona. Help us keep it.

Posted by: joelwisch | May 2, 2010 11:10 AM | Report abuse

"Has anyone ever seen a latino politician in the US that favors closing down the Souther border or enforcing US immigration laws?
Posted by: jdonner2 | May 1, 2010 1:59 PM | Report abuse"

the current latino politicians are the dogs of the dems...
whats funny is that once there was a political meeting in L.A. and the latino politician used the n word in front of the black dem politicians and the black politicians didn't like it...
they didn't laugh about it...

Posted by: DwightCollins | May 2, 2010 3:15 PM | Report abuse

would any latino goverment condone illegal immigration if because of that immigration, we got to vote in their elections...
a tit for tat situation...

Posted by: DwightCollins | May 2, 2010 3:18 PM | Report abuse

A small but important point: unless you're in the military, "defying orders" shouldn't be an arrestable offense. If you violate a law, yes, that should be arrestable. If you are warned that you are violating the law, and then arrested, fine. But in America, merely "not doing what I told you to do" shouldn't be an excuse to haul a citizen away; there should always be an underlying legal basis; the police rationale should never be "he disobeyed me", but rather "he disobeyed the law."

Posted by: 12008N1 | May 2, 2010 4:21 PM | Report abuse

The overwhelming majority of illegals come from Mexico and Central America. Having lived in both areas, I know that there is an ingrained, almost DNA anti-government mentality that these folks automatically import to the US. Survival for the lowest classes depends on being able to "game" the system. While it is certainly understandable, I don't want my country to be like any of these other countries, but unfortunately the Progressive mantra and end game is to wind up with an elite class and an enslaved class just like any banana republic.

Posted by: apberusdisvet | May 2, 2010 7:57 PM | Report abuse

Gee... I think I remember that ALL THE 9/11 TERRORISTS WERE ILLEGAL ALIENS. Maybe we should stop being 'racist' and open our airports to ANYONE FROM ANYWHERE ?!?

Posted by: connollywest | May 3, 2010 12:35 AM | Report abuse

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