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A number of photos were taken at yesterday’s Dallas illegal immigrant protest, including this one of a Democrat recruitment flyer encouraging Mexican immigrants to vote for Democrats in 2006.
The fact that the Dems are recruiting at these protests isn’t a surprise. It fits into their big picture of race and politics (which is why the flyer’s visual puts Texas and Mexico together). The Democrats classify people based upon race and then work to corner the racial voting collectives. At this point, the white vote is already split down the middle, half voting Democrat, half Republican. The Dems have cornered the black voting collective with over 90% voting Democratic. If Democrats manage to corner the Hispanic vote like they have cornered the black vote, Republicans won’t win the White House for a very long time. This is the Democrats’ dream, so they are trying very hard to collectivize the Hispanic community by turning the immigration issue into another civil rights issue.
Immigrants who come from south of the border usually don’t see themselves as a part of a collective. They tend to be more individual-minded, which works to the Republicans’ benefit. However, these rallies and protests are helping reshape how these immigrants view themselves. As Power Line points out, one of the organizers of these rallies is A.N.S.W.E.R., a communist organization.
Some legal immigrants are against illegals getting citizenship. Of course, their views rarely get covered in the media and are drowned out by the mass protests:
Contrary to scenes of hundreds of thousands of united Latinos marching across the country in support of immigration reform, a sizable number of the ethnic group opposes the marches and strongly objects to illegal immigration.
“There are a lot of Hispanics that are upset about the illegal just the same way as the Anglo population,” said Barrios, a third-generation Mexican-American who traces his family’s roots in Arizona to the 1870s. “That group is larger than many people would believe.”
South Phoenix resident Elsie Orta said she has no plans to participate in Monday’s march in Phoenix.
“Other Hispanics have told me to go to the demonstrations,” said Orta, 55, who said her mother is from New Mexico and her father’s family traces its roots to Spain. “I think it’s hurting them. They’re making a fool of themselves.”
The Phoenix native believes Arizona is under siege by illegal immigrants who speak Spanish, use public services and take jobs away from citizens. Illegal immigrants, she said, should be deported.
“They want us to cater to them all the time,” she said. “They’re coming over here, they’re taking our jobs. And now, everything has to be in English and Spanish? I don’t think so. They need to go back.”
Update: The folks at Polipundit are really disgusted with the stand some Republicans are taking on immigration reform.
The following Republican politicians, who would sell US citizenship to millions of illegal invaders, have permanently lost my support for any elected office:
President George W. Bush
Governor Jeb Bush (R-FL)
Senator John McCain (R-AZ)
Senator Bill Frist (R-TN)
Senator Sam Brownback (R-KS)
Senator Chuck Hagel (R_NE)
Senator Mike DeWine (R-OH)
Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC)
Senator Arlen Specter (R-PA)
Senator Pete Domenici (R-NM)
Senator Mel Martinez (R-FL)
I donated thousands of dollars to these politicians when they were running for office. I urged PoliPundit.com readers to vote for them and volunteer for their campaigns. No more. They are agents of Mexico, not representatives of the American people.
Immigration is now one of the top issues weighing on Americans’ minds:
When people were asked this past week to name the top national problem that came to mind, 13 percent said immigration — four times the number who said that in January. Roughly the same number, 14 percent of those polled, named the economy, according to the poll of 500 adults conducted April 3-5. The survey has a margin of sampling error of plus or minus 4.5 percentage points.
Update II: What an interesting collection of groups that are attending these immigration protests. Michelle Malkin has the details.
Update III: More to my point, Michelle Malkin notes that Ted Kennedy is scheduled to speak to the crowd in DC at 4:30 pm EST today.
Update IV: Rush Limbaugh referenced Wizbang and my post on his radio show today. Thanks, Rush! You can read and listen to what Rush had to say here.