Independence Mall in Philadelphia - home of the Liberty Bell and of Independence Hall - was home to quite a spectacle yesterday as 1000 illegal aliens and their supporters marched against HR4437. Some of them were waving large Mexican flags. You can see a few pictures of the protest here (including the one to the right), and read a report from the local paper here.
This was part of the "Day Without an Immigrant" protest. Illegal aliens were asked to not go to their work at Philly's restaurants. An earlier article made clear that many Philly restaurants knowingly employ illegal aliens. It also contained a damning quote from the National Restaurant Association.
Realistically speaking, we only have two choices in this matter:
1. Give illegal aliens an amnesty or a "guest" worker scheme of some kind. (Or, leave things as they are). Those forces who support illegal immigration will still be out there, and they'll even have more power than before. And, they'll continue to support illegal immigration that occurs as a result of the amnesty. Expect to see more protests of this kind until illegal aliens are given almost all the rights of American citizens. Expect to see hostile foreign governments gaining more and more power inside our country and perhaps even agitating their citizens inside our country.
2. Completely oppose those forces who support illegal immigration. That includes those corrupt politicians who for one reason or another support illegal immigration.
With the second option, prices might rise. Would you rather pay a bit more at local restaurants, or would you rather have foreign citizens who are here illegally wave their flags on Independence Mall?
Immigration · Wed, 02/15/2006 - 04:53 · Importance: 1