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Anti-Immigrant Groups Plan National Protests Against Children Fleeing Violence

In response to the human­i­tar­ian cri­sis at the bor­der, which has seen an influx of chil­dren flee­ing vio­lence in Cen­tral Amer­ica, a num­ber of anti-immigrant activists and right-wing groups are plan­ning two national days of protest on July 18 and 19 against “immi­gra­tion reform amnesty and the bor­der surge.”protest-immigration

The flyer for the event fea­tures the same extreme anti-immigrant rhetoric seen recently at protests in Mur­ri­eta, Cal­i­for­nia and Vas­sar, Michi­gan. The flyer claims that “ille­gal aliens with com­mu­ni­ca­ble dis­eases and con­di­tions such as tuber­cu­lo­sis, sca­bies and head lice are enter­ing our coun­try unabated.” It goes on to warn of a “very real secu­rity risk to Amer­i­cans from drug car­tels, gang mem­bers and terrorists.”

The orga­nizer of the pro­posed nation­wide events sched­uled for July 18 and 19 is Paul Arnold, an anti-immigrant activist and founder of the anti-immigrant group “Make Them Lis­ten.” Arnold is closely tied to the anti-immigrant front group Black Amer­i­can Lead­er­ship Alliance (BALA). He helped orga­nize BALA’s “March for Jobs” anti-immigrant rally in July 2013 which was attended by about 800 peo­ple. Arnold also helped to orga­nize anti-immigrant ral­lies in dif­fer­ent states in August 2013 as part of a BALA “tour.” Many of the pro­posed ral­lies were can­celled due to lack of par­tic­i­pants and the few that did take place were sparsely attended

The Face­book event page for this weekend’s planned   protests indi­cates that a num­ber of extreme anti-immigrant groups are allegedly plan­ning to par­tic­i­pate. For exam­ple, the South Carolina-based anti-immigrant group Amer­i­cans Have Had Enough Coali­tion (AHHEC) plans to hold a protest in the state this week­end. White suprema­cist Roan Garcia-Quintana is the exec­u­tive direc­tor of AHHEC and is also a direc­tor and “life­time mem­ber” of the white suprema­cist orga­ni­za­tion Coun­cil of Con­ser­v­a­tive Cit­i­zens.

Another group plan­ning to par­tic­i­pate in the protests this week­end is the North Carolina-based Amer­i­cans for Legal Immi­gra­tion PAC (ALI-PAC), essen­tially a one man oper­a­tion run by anti-immigrant extrem­ist William Gheen. Gheen has a long his­tory of anti-immigrant rhetoric. In his recent state­ments about the human­i­tar­ian cri­sis, for exam­ple, Gheen advo­cated send­ing “gen­tly used” under­wear to John Boehner and Pres­i­dent Obama in protest of the bor­der patrol’s plea for cit­i­zens to send new pairs of under­wear for the migrants flee­ing violence.

A num­ber of other very active anti-immigrant orga­ni­za­tions from around the coun­try includ­ing Min­nesotans Seek­ing Immi­gra­tion Reform (MINNSIR), New York­ers for Immi­gra­tion Con­trol and
Enforce­ment (NYICE) and Help Save Mary­land (HSM) are also sched­uled to par­tic­i­pate at ral­lies in their states. Though it is unlikely the protests will attract large num­bers, the anti-immigrant move­ment is cer­tainly using the human­i­tar­ian cri­sis at the bor­der to attempt to mobi­lize its base.

  • Jerry Hen­rie

    We should treat them med­ically and then send them to Israel. Yes Israel the group push­ing the one world agenda, let the whole world move to Israel. You as a peo­ple want a divided coun­try, with hun­dreds of ways to divide, to destroy. The Zion­ist plan of world dom­i­na­tion, with those who fol­low Christ beheaded, and the Jews get­ting their 2,500 goyim slaves, or cat­tle as you call the non-humans, the ones the Lord cre­ated in human form to best serve the Jews. Please don’t think I hate Jews as I don’t. I know that our father in heaven let Lucifer have con­trol of the earth for a time to tempt and buf­fet his chil­dren. Some­one has to do the dev­ils work, the Judeo masonic, Jesuit catholic peo­ples do that job. This is for a time your earth, enjoy it while our Father in Heaven allows it.

  • Susan Ford Keller

    The activists you men­tion aren’t anti-immigrant; they are anti-illegal immi­grant. Isn’t every coun­try in the world against ille­gal aliens sneak­ing across their bor­ders and then stay­ing there ille­gally? Are you OK with that hap­pen­ing in Israel?

    This report from El Paso Intel­li­gence Center/DEA/DHS might inter­est you.
    “A new intel­li­gence assess­ment con­cludes that mis­per­cep­tions about
    U.S. immi­gra­tion pol­icy – and not Cen­tral Amer­i­can vio­lence – are
    fuel­ing the surge of thou­sands of chil­dren ille­gally cross­ing the
    Mex­i­can border.

    The 10-page July 7 report was issued by the El Paso Intel­li­gence
    Cen­ter (EPIC), which accord­ing to the Jus­tice Depart­ment web­site is led
    by the DEA and incor­po­rates Home­land Secu­rity.“

    Seri­ously, get off the polit­i­cal cor­rect­ness and speak plainly. An immi­grant is some­one who moves to another coun­try and does so legally, fol­low­ing the immi­gra­tion laws of their new coun­try. Ille­gal immi­grants gain entry to a coun­try unlaw­fully and attempt to stay there with­out fol­low­ing the immi­gra­tion laws of that country.

  • Lucy Plasen­cia

    And this exactly what I mean when I said that Jewish-Americans have always been piv­otal to the fight for human rights and I thank you for this report! Now I hope you can expand this com­pas­sion to embrace the Pales­tin­ian peo­ple as well!

  • Yes, William Gheen is a fraud and idiot, that is true. But the BALA is “anti-immigrant”? False. They oppose ILLEGAL immi­gra­tion that crip­pled the Black com­mu­nity with unem­ploy­ment. And it is a nifty trick to call His­panic Roan Garcia-Quintana a “white supremacist”.

  • Jerry Hen­rie

    Look in the mir­ror. Israel Jews are mad and demon­strat­ing about African refuges mov­ing to Israel. Why is it dif­fer­ent? Why do you not put sto­ries about Israel and its racism against Africans mov­ing to Israel? I know for a fact that the Jews are behind the mov­ing of Mus­lims being moved to Swe­den to split the for­mer all white soci­ety. The rea­son is to divide the peo­ple to bring in the one world gov­ern­ment of Lucifer

  • Jerry Hen­rie

    Why do the destruc­tion of Amer­ica? Why the Com­mu­nism? The new world order of the secret soci­eties. The Jesuits, the freema­sons, the club of Rome, the Knights of Malta, the OTO, The Theos­o­phy, the United Nations Good­will fel­low­ship and its par­ent orga­ni­za­tion Lucis Trust which states Lucifer came to ani­mal man 6 mil­lion years ago to bring light or illu­mi­na­tion to man. May the Lord soon destroy all the secret soci­eties that work in decep­tion, that work in dark­ness, that do the work of Satan.