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Small Protests Around the U.S. Ratchet Up Anti-Immigrant Rhetoric

On July 18 and 19, anti-immigrant activists around the coun­try par­tic­i­pated in a series of protests dubbed the “National Day Of Protest­ing Against Immi­gra­tion Reform/Amnesty & Bor­der Surge.” Activists are exploit­ing the cur­rent human­i­tar­ian cri­sis at the bor­der where Cen­tral Amer­i­can chil­dren are flee­ing in order to escape vio­lence in their home countries.

These protests are just the lat­est uptick in anti-immigrant activ­ity, fueled by the anti-immigrant move­ment and far-right media. The sparsely attended protests not only attracted extrem­ists, but many of the activists in atten­dance dis­played signs with extreme rhetoric.

The fol­low­ing is a round-up on some of the extreme rhetoric on dis­play at protests around the coun­try, as reflected in accounts of the ral­lies on social media and in local news outlets:

  • Moosic, Penn­syl­va­nia: Mem­bers of the white suprema­cist group Euro­pean Amer­i­can Action Coali­tion (EAAC) attended a rally in Moosic, Penn­syl­va­nia. EAAC direc­tor, Steve Smith, was present at the event. Smith is a long­time racist with ties to a num­ber of white suprema­cist orga­ni­za­tions. At the Moosic protest, was a sign taped to the over­pass where the protest took place which read, in part, “Ille­gal mes­ti­zos are bring­ing in lep­rosy and scabies…”eaac-protesters-immigration
  • Salem, Ore­gon: Mem­bers of the white suprema­cist polit­i­cal party Amer­i­can Free­dom Party (AFP) attended a rally in Salem, Ore­gon. AFP activist Tyler Cole attended the rally with his wife, Laura. In an inter­view with a local news sta­tion, Laura Cole stated, “Keep Mex­i­cans in Mex­ico. Keep European-Americans here, where we are, in our home­land… I think it’s OK for us to be proud that this is our ter­ri­tory.” A ban­ner hang­ing from an over­pass one exit away from the offi­cial Salem protest read, “Diver­sity is a code word for white geno­cide” – a phrase used by white supremacists.
  • New York, NY: Anti-immigrant activists protested out­side of the United Nations build­ing in New York City. One pro­tester held a sign imply­ing that “ille­gals” and “Obama” were “cock­roaches.” Another pro­tester yelled, “Bring us your small­pox, bring us your malaria, your scabies.”
  • Phoenix, Ari­zona : A pro­tester had a sign that read “ille­gals bring disease.”
  • Mari­etta, Geor­gia: A pro­tester held a sign stat­ing, “stop ille­gals and their diseases.”marietta-protest-immigration
  • New Haven, Con­necti­cut: A pro­tester on an over­pass held signs say­ing “stop ter­ror­ists cross­ing our bor­der” and “stop dis­eases cross­ing our border.”
  • Ocala, Florida: Pro­test­ers held signs claim­ing “Obama is a Mus­lim” and “ter­ror­ists and ille­gals treated bet­ter than vets.”
  • Yakima, Wash­ing­ton: A pro­tester held a sign say­ing, “cit­i­zens over ille­gals car­tel and jihadists.”yakima-protest-immigration
  • San Diego, Cal­i­for­nia: One pro­tester held a sign with the Mex­i­can flag which, read, in part, “yes, we sell humans, drugs, pros­ti­tu­tion, the demise of your country.”
  • Tuc­son, Ari­zona: A pro­tester inter­viewed by Tuc­son News Now asserted, “The inva­sion and occu­pa­tion of a sov­er­eign nation… is an act of war.”
  • William

    Crim­i­nal activ­ity by any group should not be tol­er­ated or accepted by law abid­ing cit­i­zens. The UN includes in it’s def­i­n­i­tion of Geno­cide the mass relo­ca­tion of chil­dren. The orga­nized mass depor­ta­tion of chil­dren from cen­tral Amer­ica to the US seems to fit in the UN’s def­i­n­i­tion. Peo­ple are upset/angry that peo­ple arriv­ing ille­gally are pro­vided ben­e­fits while Amer­i­can cit­i­zens are los­ing their homes and jobs.

    • Octo­ber­furst

      You do real­ize that you are blath­er­ing non­sense right? You are equat­ing geno­cide with chil­dren com­ing here to flee vio­lence and poverty. And ille­gal are NOT get­ting bet­ter ben­e­fits than Amer­i­cans. Unless you call putting all these kids into mass group homes as a “benefit.”

  • Cindy

    Sparse? Maybe, but over 300 cities. Get ready for more in August and Octo­ber. This will be a fac­tor in mid-term elections.

  • Jerry Hen­rie

    the con­stant extreme lib­eral crap the Jews always push is what makes the world hate you. For ten years try to mind your own busi­ness. Stop try­ing for even ten years the con­stant get­ting in every mans busi­ness, try­ing to bring in your filthy com­mu­nism. The jews are com­mu­nism. That is a fact of life. Jews=communism. Who wants com­mu­nism besides the jews and the Jesuits, and their Jew­ish freema­son gen­tiles. We fuck­ing do not want com­mu­nism. Mind your fuck­ing own busi­ness for even ten years , please we don’t want you in our busi­ness. We know you are above us that we are cat­tle, we know you need to bring in the one world order because some sim­ple minded demon rabbi says so. We get it, we under­stand. But I am get­ting so tired of you peo­ple destroy­ing every­thing good about this coun­try, and the destruc­tion of mid­dle class Amer­ica. I am so sick of your masonic sym­bol­ism, your filthy movies, you spin by all your black­mailed politi­cians. Quite try­ing to take away the 2nd amend­ment, that is our only insur­ance we have against the police state you are build­ing. I say you are build­ing, not the aver­age Amer­i­can, but you the Jews and the fuck­ing gen­tile secret soc­i­ties that fuck­ing deserve to fuck­ing go to hell. We hate what evil you do. Who owns the media, the banks, the Fed, the con­gress, the Sen­ate? The jew­ish con­trolled Jesuit freema­sonic trai­tors own and con­trol it all. Yes we know you want no bor­ders, yes we know you want all the poor to come in and vote lib­eral like the rest of the lib­eral, God­less, baby killing loons. We get it. But give us a break, ten years! Is that so much to ask? My God destroy the syn­a­gogue of satan is my con­stant prayer.

    • Octo­ber­furst

      You need to get back on your meds! LOL!

  • Jerry Hen­rie

    You keep point­ing out the fact that we don’t want ille­gal immi­gra­tion. We have legal immi­gra­tion as it is. If you are going to point out Amer­i­cans say­ing no, then have the guts to point out the same type peo­ple in Israel demand­ing a stop of African refuges from mov­ing in to Israel. Show them both you hyp­ocrite new world order trai­tor scum.

  • Adrian Spikes

    Good News

    PRESIDENT Clin­ton, in his sec­ond inau­gural address, espoused the views of both lib­er­als and con­ser­v­a­tives alike when he stated that it was time for the Amer­i­can peo­ple to be given more power while the fed­eral gov­ern­ment down­sizes. 1 One way to empower the Amer­i­can peo­ple is to rec­og­nize rights of action that enable the Amer­i­can peo­ple to act as “pri­vate attor­neys gen­eral” for the enforce­ment of the civil rights laws.

    (See New­man v. Pig­gie Park Enters., Inc., 390 U.S. 400, 402 (1968) (permit-ting pre­vail­ing plain­tiff under Title II to col­lect attor­neys’ fees and observ­ing that, if the plain­tiff “obtains an injunc­tion, he does so not for him­self alone but also as a ‘pri­vate attor­ney gen­eral,’ vin­di­cat­ing a pol­icy that Con­gress con­sid­ered of the high­est priority”).

    “The slug­gish­ness of gov­ern­ment, the mul­ti­tude of mat­ters [cor­rup­tion] that clamor for atten­tion [hear no evil, see no evil], and the rel­a­tive ease with which men are per­suaded to post­pone trou­ble­some deci­sions, all make iner­tia [get Crunk] one of the most deci­sive pow­ers in deter­min­ing the course of our affairs and fre­quently gives to the estab­lished [1866] order of things a longevity and vital­ity much beyond its mer­its.” Duck­worth v. Arkansas, 314 U.S. 390, 400 (1941) (Jack­son, J., concurring).

    Gilbert Paul Car­rasco, “Pub­lic Wrongs, Pri­vate Rights: Pri­vate Attor­neys Gen­eral for Civil Rights”, 9 Vill. Envtl. L.J. 321 (1998).

    so there is no such thing as a pri­vate attor­ney gen­eral ADL, SPLC and all the other mem­bers of a pri­vate for­eign cor­po­ra­tion [rule 4 (j)] act­ing as Alien Prop­erty Custodians.

    WE want Hon­est Ser­vice and not Attor­ney Deceit thru Gen­eral in Antitrust and Secu­ri­ties Class Action

    [Inter­est­ing his­tory of that posi­tion. Had a gang mem­ber as the AG (Daugh­tery) and his tail stole 7 bil­lion dol­lars (before 1933) and along with a guy named Forbes who fled to Europe and left the AG behind.…lol Thieves and! And I am to trust these per­sons??? I’ll con­tinue to read and make my own decisions!!]

    watch yourselves.…Public Notice

    (I am watch­ing you (ADL, SPLC) and the cra­zies you report on!)