Washington DC illegal immigration march: <5000 show up; Ted Kennedy
Senator Edward M. Kennedy ("Teddy", "Ted") was one of the featured speakers at yesterday's illegal immigration rally in Washington D.C. It was supposed to be a big deal, with up to 500,000 people expected.
Instead, according to the WaPo, less than 5,000 people showed up.
The Senator's remarks, as prepared for delivery, are here. Nowhere in those remarks does he explicitly admit that what he's refering to as "immigration" is in fact the illegal variety thereof. In fact, there are 13 instances of "immigr*" in his remarks, but not even one instance of "illegal" or even "undocumented". Based on that and his other statements, I'm going to put his comments in the "intentionally designed to mislead" category. As if that weren't enough, he also quotes Cardinal Roger Mahony.
So, we've got a United States Senator supporting massive illegal activity by speaking to several thousand illegal aliens and others who support illegal immigration, and lying to the rest of us.
It gets better/worse: the sign in the picture belongs to the Coalition for Comprehensive Immigration Reform; their board of directors includes several interesting groups, such as:
* Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights of Los Angeles (CHIRLA, allegedly has collaborated with the Mexican government)
* Illinois Coalition for Immigration and Refugee Rights (in addition to what's at that and previous links, in March or April 2006, the president of that organization delivered a speech a Los Pinos, the Mexican White House)