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    200 protestors arrested at immigration rally

    200 protestors arrested at immigration rally

    By Hatzel Vela
    October 7, 2013 - 11:16 pm

    WASHINGTON (WJLA) - Sandra Castillo was one of hundreds to join Tuesday's immigration rally on the National Mall, where dozens were arrested.

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    Hundreds of demonstrators turned out at the National Mall for the rally. Photo: Hatzel Vela

    Castillo, 21, drove an entire day from Minnesota to get to the nation's capital.
    "To me, to my family, to my friends, to every one…this is important to everyone. We are tired," said Castillo, a college student who admitted she and her family are undocumented.
    "We want to come out of the shadows," she added.
    "This is the really the moment," said Jose La Luz, a protestor, who drove from Orlando to take part in the rally.
    La Luz wore a red arm band, a sign he would be one of the dozens to be arrested in a show of civil disobedience.
    POLITICO reports eight members of Congress, including civil rights icon Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.), were also arrested during the rally.
    "We have to somehow bring attention to the urgency that this matter has," La Luz said.
    He added civil disobedience was only a small sacrifice compared to that of families who are often separated and deported.
    "America should not have a permanent under class. That's why we're here and that's why we believe this is the moment," La Luz said.
    Hundreds, if not thousands of others, echoed a similar sentiment. The rally called, Camino Americano, or the the American Way, featured local and national leaders, including politicians from both sides of the political aisle.
    "We elected our representatives to Congress to handle a whole range of issues and the time is now for immigration reform. Eleven million people can't wait anymore," said Sharita Gruberg, a member of the Center for American Progress.
    "We have to somehow bring attention to the urgency that this matter has," La Luz said.
    But because of the looming federal shutdown and the debt ceiling debate, there is skepticism Congress will pass immigration reform.
    "We have so many Americans out of work. Twenty-two million plus that it makes absolutely no sense to be pushing amnesty right now," said Brad Botwin, who was out there counter protest the immigration rally.
    Botwin is director of Help Save Maryland, a non-profit organization that according to its website is a "multi-ethnic, grassroots, citizens' organization dedicated to providing facts regarding illegal aliens who live and/or work in Maryland."
    "It's all very expensive to accommodate more population. We don't really need more people and I think it's time to end immigration," said Jim McDonald, another anti illegal immigration protestor.
    "Congress has an obligation to fix this broken system," said La Luz, who believes bipartisan votes exists in the House.
    "This is an inevitable tide," said Senator Bob Menendez, a democrat from New Jersey who spoke to the crowd.
    Menendez was part of the Gang of Eight in the Senate, which passed an immigration reform bill in June.
    "Even with a shut down, the promise of immigration reform can not end in the House," he added. "All they have to do is to have a vote."
    Republican Congressman Maria Diaz-Balart of Florida also attended the rally and feels optimistic his colleagues in the House will act.
    "We're working in a bi-partisan way to quietly get votes, make sure it's legislation that people understand so that we can get the votes to move forward," Diaz-Balart said.
    La Luz said his community can no longer wait.
    "This is about family values, family reunification. This is about border security. And most of all, this is about American justice," he said.
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    "We have so many Americans out of work. Twenty-two million plus that it makes absolutely no sense to be pushing amnesty right now," said Brad Botwin, who was out there counter protest the immigration rally.
    There are closer to 30 million illegals here a plus all of the relatives that would be sponsored. We an't afford them any longer.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JohnDoe2 View Post
    Republican Congressman Maria(sic) Diaz-Balart of Florida also attended the rally and feels optimistic his colleagues in the House will act.
    "We're working in a bi-partisan way to quietly get votes, make sure it's legislation that people understand so that we can get the votes to move forward," Diaz-Balart said.
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    "We're working in a bi-partisan way to quietly get votes, make sure it's legislation that people understand so that we can get the votes to move forward," Diaz-Balart said.
    In other words they're being sneaky. They know the citizens of the country don't like it so they are going behind our backs!
    If they were out in the open there would be holy you know what to pay!
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    Photos: Immigration Reform Rally on ‘Closed’ National Mall OK’d by Park Service

    Oct. 7, 2013 8:15pm Jason Howerton


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    The Park Service will reportedly allow a pro-immigration reform rally to occur on the National Mall even though the site is technically closed due to the partial government shutdown.
    Organizers for the event, titled “Camino Americano: March for Immigration Reform,” set up a stage and equipment for the Tuesday rally as the public was kept out. A spokesperson for the event told the Washington Examiner that the Park Service has granted them permission to utilize the site.

    Bob Dane, communications director for the Federation for American Immigration Reform, provided TheBlaze exclusive photos of the group setting up the stage and preparing for the rally.




    “The President and his administration have a history of picking and choosing which laws they want to obey and this is no different,” Dane told TheBlaze. “Americans who fought for freedom are denied access to the WW II memorial while those who violate our laws are rewarded.”

    Dane also said about 30 members of Congress, including House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) are expected to attend the rally.
    “The event is hosted by several immigration activist groups, together with the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) and the AFL-CIO,” according to the Washington Examiner.



    You may recall that Rep. Steven Palazzo (R-Miss.) recently claimed he requested that veterans be allowed to enter the WWII memorial in Washington, D.C., but the request was rejected by the White House.


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    Dane also said about 30 members of Congress, including House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) are expected to attend the rally.
    “The event is hosted by several immigration activist groups, together with the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) and the AFL-CIO,” according to the Washington Examiner.

    Well that is fitting looks like they can wallow in the mud where they belong!!!!



    200 protestors arrested at immigration rally
    I hope they keep on arresting them for the traitors they are! We are talking about justice for America not for illegals who think sneaking into our Country is the way to go..Hope they all get arrested and deported along with the traitors in our political system who support them...Now I am talking family here, the American ones, and Justice for the many crimes these illegal invaders have brought to and committed in our Country!!


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