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Sunday, April 30, 2006

Immigration Roundup

Monday is the big day where hundreds of thousands are expected to turn out to protest in favor of immigrant rights and against reform of illegal immigraton. A lot is flowing around the blogosphere and net, here is a round up:

Full Disclosure Network has a video blog entry entitled "Inside the Boycott: Legitimate or Racist?"

AP reports that in anticipation of employees not showing up, some meat companies are planning plant closures during the protests.

Antonio Villaraigosa is not going to be in Los Angeles for local protests, organizers are not happy about it. UPDATE: (Well then he said he was going to be here, but now maybe he's not)

Blogger Marta Donayre discusses the immigration issue from her perspective of being an immigrant who is also a lesbian and who experiences rejection from both of the communities she belongs to.

Steve Lopez in the LA Times reports that LA developer/political kingmaker Rick Caruso has given his employees the day off to protest; another immigrant however, does not have that luxury.

In preparation for the protests, the City is closing some streets and rerouting buses downtown. LADOT has issued maps with street closures for the Great American Boycott and We Are America protests.

Anti-illegal immigration protestors, The Minuteman Project, have erected a fence on the Mexican border.


Blogger Laborthug said:

I hear Padilla will be supporting the boycott and NOT PAY his volunteers (??) / workers.

I hear there might be more fist fights at their office, if they don't get paid.

April 30, 2006 4:13 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Already hearing there will be backlash. Boycotting is sending the wrong message if you love this country and want to stay here. All cable stations have had senators and congress people commenting and even the Latinos are against the boycott and say it will hurt their cause.

April 30, 2006 7:14 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Hey, how about all you illegals do a proper boycott of America - by LEAVING!

May 01, 2006 1:26 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Today is NOT a march or protest for "immigrant rights." The key word missing from almost all media reports is ILLEGAL. This is a protest for ungrateful ILLEGAL aliens who should not even be here in the first place. They get free health care, free schooling, in-state tuition, bi-lingual this & that etc. and yet want more. All so scumbag corporations and contractors get cheap labor. Agree, why don't they extend their protest permanently --south of the border.

May 01, 2006 8:48 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:


You are a class act. I can't wait until you run for Alex's seat. This is just the most recent violent outburst you all will be hearing about.

Anger management will not help you, Felipe. You are a loose canon.

May 01, 2006 9:47 AM  

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