Thousands at Dallas immigration march call for legalization program
Thousands gathered Sunday in downtown Dallas to call for an immigration system overhaul as the Senate considers a proposal to legalize some of the estimated 11 million people who are in the U.S. unlawfully.
At the front of a march that began at the Cathedral Shrine of Our Virgin of Guadalupe were Catholic Bishop Kevin J. Farrell, an immigrant from Ireland, and Domingo García, a Dallas lawyer and one of the demonstration’s organizers.
“This nation was founded and built on immigrants, and we must continue to always welcome the immigrant in our midst,” Bishop Farrell said as the crowd clapped. The bishop drew more applause when he switched to Spanish and said he prayed that the nation’s leaders “accept and treat every person with justice.”
The march stretched for several blocks, bringing out families, college students and other supporters of the cause. A crowd estimate wasn’t available from police, but the turnout was a fraction of a similar march in 2006 that police said drew 350,000 to 500,000 people. SOURCE
I am the grandson of an immigrant, a LEGAL immigrant, one that came to America, became an American, raised an American family and contributed to this nation, it’s economy and overall well-being.
Nearly ALL of my family has served in the military, some as a career, many have been Law Enforcement Officers in one capacity or the other and we ARE an American family.
If these people screaming for their ILLEGAL acts to be made legal would come here legally, contribute to the GOOD of America, speak English and be an American, not a hyphenated American, just an American, they would be welcomed with open arms..
Yet they continue to come here ILLEGALLY and are nothing more than CRIMINALS, but they still DEMAND that their ILLEGAL ACTS be forgiven and that they be granted AMNESTY from prosecution and given U.S. citizenship, with ALL benefits, simply because they were able to successfully execute an ILLEGAL action.
Yesterday was Cinco de Mayo, a holiday that *some* celebrate here in America but one that few celebrate in Mexico. Cinco de Mayo is NOT celebrated at MY house, but, neither is St. Patrick’s Day. I’m NOT Irish, not even a little bit, and I’m not going to pretend, even for ONE DAY that I am Irish.
Why should I pretend to be a Mexican on Cinco de Mayo?
Yesterday I was engaged in a heated argument with several persons that I have to assume were of Hispanic origin. I am assuming so simply because of their stand on Cinco de Mayo and their obviously Hispanic names.
This brouhaha was brought on when Texas Senator John Cornyn wished Texans a Happy Cinco de Mayo on Facebook which was almost immediately followed by the same wish from Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott.
Many comments were made telling BOTH that we, as Americans and Texans were NOT going to celebrate Cinco de Mayo as it is a Mexican holiday and WE are not Mexicans, we are Americans, and more importantly, TEXANS.
Well, as you can imagine, there were some heated comments from assumed to be Hispanic folks and some that claimed to NOT be Hispanic but were supporters OF Hispanics and amnesty, as well as citizenship for ILLEGALS.
Those of us that spoke out saying that we were against ILLEGAL immigration and were not going to support nor celebrate Cinco de Mayo were immediately accosted, called RACISTS and BIGOTS, we were cursed and threatened and generally told that what WE thought didn’t matter. We were told that Hispanics were going to take over Texas, and eventually, the USA, and that we *gringos* would be eliminated.
Yada, yada yada…
I hate to insult the intelligence, or lack thereof, of Hispanic people that believe that I, and others like me are RACISTS, but here is the truth: YOU ARE AS DUMB AS A BOX OF DIRT!
Those of you that call us RACISTS and BIGOTS because we are standing up for the LAW and LEGAL immigration, PAY ATTENTION; Mexican is not a RACE, it’s a nationality … Hispanic is not a RACE, it’s an ethnicity.
I know, mind blowing isn’t it?
If these words anger you, ask yourself why. Would it be that you have NO idea what a RACIST is or what the definition of RACIST would be?
And for what it was worth, I gave Sen. Cornyn and A.G. Abbott an earful regarding Cinco de Mayo and what it REALLY means to Texans like me, LEGAL Texans, Texans that VOTE, Conservative Texans that know what pandering is and what it means to us when we see our elected officials engaged in it!