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Immigration Thu Apr 29 2010

Immigrant Rights Picket at Wrigley Field: Boycott Arizona!

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Immigrants Rights Activists Picket outside Wrigley Field.

Chicago is finally getting some spring weather. In Wrigleyville, thousands of fans are enjoying the weather and catching a baseball game. Jeering the other team has a long history in sports, but today over 200 supporters of immigrants rights picketed outside Wrigley Field to protest against the Arizona Diamondbacks and Arizona's anti-immigrant SB1070 law.

The law forces law enforcement in Arizona to stop "suspected illegal immigrants" and make them prove their citizenship in order to avoid arrest. Leone Jose Bicchieri, the executive director of the Chicago Workers Collaborative explained that the law would "only increase racial profiling in Arizona." Describing what the law tells police to do, "You better go out today and you better stop suspected undocumented immigrants. When you say, 'Well what does that mean?' They say 'well you know, suspected undocumentented immigrants.' That means dark people."

Immigrants and civil rights groups across the country have begun a nationwide boycott against the state of Arizona in order to pressure the state to rescind the law and to prevent other state from passing similar laws.

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An immigration rights activist holds a sign that parodies the Arizona State flag.

The owners of the Diamondbacks are among the largest contributors to the Republican politicians who passed the law.

According to Biccieri, the owners "should move the Diamondbacks to a state that treats all people with dignity and respect." He encouraged people outside of Chicago to protest diamondbacks games across the country.

"We love Arizona, we just don't want them to be like the apartheid regime in South Africa."

Lest any Chicago fans worry that the protest was anti-Cubs Bicchieri told the crowd gathered, "If the Cubs ever needed to sweep a series, boy is it this one... We take pity for all the Latino players on the Diamondbacks and all the Latino players like Aramis Ramirez and Alfonso Soriano on the Cubs," who faced the possibility of being arrested in Arizona if they were pulled over and failed to provide documents such as their birth certificates and social security cards.

The protesters are also devising a strategy to stop White Sox and Cubs spring training in Arizona.

Organizers asked for supporters to attend pickets outside Wrigley Field before every Diamondbacks game this weekend. The protests will be before first pitch, Saturday 1st pitch is at 1:20 and Sunday at noon.

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Her papers are the U.S. Constitution. Protester at the Arizona Diamondbacks game in Chicago.

Brittanicus / April 29, 2010 6:26 PM

THE QUESTION IS TO ASK WHY HASN'T THE NATIONAL GUARD NOT PICKETING THE DANGEROUS BORDER ALREADY? DO THEY HAVE SOME SECRET AGREEMENT WITH THE CORRUPT GOVERNMENT OVER THE BORDER LINE TO ADMIT CHEAP LABOR? Already over a trillion dollars has been appropriated to grease the wheels of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan with no end in sight. IF WE CAN FIND ALL THE CASH FOR FOREIGN PEOPLE WHO HATE US-WHY IS THE BORDER FENCE NOT CONSTRUCTED AS ORIGINALLY PLANNED? WHY HASN”T OUR GOVERNMENT APPROVED ENOUGH MONEY TO CONSTRUCT THE ORIGINAL FENCE? The first killing was Robert Kurtz, the humanitarian rancher, with a few less publicized deaths of Border Patrol Agents and police officers.

Land owners live in fear of the next encounter while they are away from their barricaded homes. This danger may arise as illegal criminals become more active in the area. Arizona--other border states taxpayers would never suspect where their hard-earned dollars were going or any other taxpaying American? It’s housing thousands of illegal aliens in prison, to pay their health care, school their children and so many other hidden programs. They wanted laws that protected the people from the growing activity of criminals, so that the police needed a law to questioning who was in the country legally and who was not? Voters of Arizona had enough of their wages being garnished to support the illegal alien occupancy and now changed the law under the governing hand of Jan Brewer.

The border remains wide-open in many places, as criminals are also appearing in increasing numbers in every town. Quietly screened by the government from view, foreign insurgents, who are being assisted by drug cartels and gang members are already here. The police who are in short supply along the border region, believe that drug dealers were responsible for the death of Robert Kruntz on his cattle ranch. Then there is the case of Robert Rosas, a US Border Agent gunned down on this side of the border, near San Diego by illegal immigrants in July 2009. My guess the press was asked to keep this murder a secret, because of the implications of people living in the border region?

All those politicians implicated in keeping the border unsealed or involved in the pro-amnesty movement must be removed during primaries or any upcoming election. Learn more about AMNESTY, overpopulation growth, your money paying to support foreign nationals at NumbersUSA. Tell your government, we don't need another financially devastating amnesty at 202-224-3121 Remember taxpayers money spent on illegal immigrants annually, would pay for our foreign wars.

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