Immigration debate gives life to annual rallies

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  • Say No to BO Mapleton, UT
    May 2, 2013 11:08 a.m.

    Turn out was not so good in Chicago. About 2,000 turned out to hear Senator Durbin pitch the once-in-a-lifetime amnesty plan.
    In 2006 the crowd was 400,000, then 150,000 in 2007.
    Maybe this Gang of Eight plan isn't as popular as they suppose it to be.

  • Tators Hyrum, UT
    May 1, 2013 3:45 p.m.

    What right do illegal aliens have to demand anything in this country? They sneak in here under cover of darkness, knowing full well they are breaking our laws, and then march in demonstrations to demand citizenship. Only in America!

    If the governor of Oregon is so anxious to score points and appease these illegals, then by all means, lets bus them all there, settle them in, and hand out drivers licences.

    If ICE was allowed to actually do their jobs correctly under current laws as written, they would attend these rallies, find those who are undocumented and start deportation processes immediately.

    Though mostly decent people, many are unskilled and uneducated migrants who ironically are allowed free schooling, free medical care, food stamps and other welfare benefits. Few pay taxes. These people are costing the USA much, much more than they contribute. They've strained the budgets of many hospitals and school districts. It's sometimes cheaper for hospitals to fly them back home in jets than provide all the medical attention they seek.

    They are also suppressing local wages while taking jobs away from unemployed Americans.

    As such, they have no rights at all to demonstrate and make demands!

  • Badger55 Nibley, Ut
    May 1, 2013 1:17 p.m.

    Glad to see someone handed out US flags this time...

  • Say No to BO Mapleton, UT
    May 1, 2013 10:36 a.m.

    We've come a loooooong way from the days when the First Presidency issued a statement encouraging the Saints to observe May 1st as Law Day, a day when we celebrate the rule of law in the United States.
    In 1977 the First Presidency issued a very nice statement about Law Day. It was published in the June 1977 Ensign.
    May Day has a vastly different meaning to some groups today, and it has nothing to do with the May Pole.