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    ALIPAC: Seven Arrested During Graham Immigration Rally

    Seven Arrested During Graham Immigration Rally

    Posted by: Matt McKinney Posted by: Julia Bagg Created: 4/8/2009

    Graham, NC -- Seven people were arrested during demonstrations surrounding a controversial immigration enforcement program in Alamance County.

    Nearly 100 protestors on both sides of the 287-G program shouted their message near each other and the Alamance County Jail.

    Raleigh-based Americans for Legal Immigration organized one side of the rally. They joined with several other state groups to support Sheriff Terry Johnson's efforts to enforce immigration laws through the 287(g) program.

    "He's enforcing the law and that's what he needs to continue to do," said supporter Anthony Johnson, who lives in Alamance County. "If they don't like it tough, they need to get a life."

    Pilgrims for Peace and Justice insists 287(g) is racist and unjust. They marched right by supporters twice. But those were not the tensest moments.

    The Pilgrims group staged a mock arrest of a member dressed as the state of liberty. Demonstrators dressed as ICE agents brought her to the county jail, but police kept them from going inside.

    The demonstrators sat down in front of the jail and refused to leave when officers asked several times. That's when police arrested them.

    Protest organizer Gail Phares says the arrests themselves send a strong message. "It's just a way to help people think about what's happening," said Phares.

    The 287-G program authorizes designated officers to enforce immigration laws. The Department of Homeland Security arranges the agreements with specific law enforcement agencies. Training and supervision for the program is provided by sworn U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers.

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    The pro amnesty protesters are wrong in their goals but use a potentially effective strategy which could be more useful for getting non committed to sign up on our side if some of us adopted it than it has been for the amnesty supporters. Most Americans oppose amnesty but do not know whether they can be effective or what to do and so stay on the sidelines. Forget getting them into the streets instead use this sort of action to get them to log on ALIPAC and NumbersUSA.
    I support enforcement and see its lack as bad for the 3rd World as well. Remittances are now mostly spent on consumption not production assets.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Richard
    The pro amnesty protesters are wrong in their goals but use a potentially effective strategy which could be more useful for getting non committed to sign up on our side if some of us adopted it than it has been for the amnesty supporters. Most Americans oppose amnesty but do not know whether they can be effective or what to do and so stay on the sidelines. Forget getting them into the streets instead use this sort of action to get them to log on ALIPAC and NumbersUSA.
    You mean get arrested? I suppose ALIPAC members could stage a sit-in at the offices of pro amnesty politicians.
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    Richard, I AGREE! I hope we have some pamphlets printed up for the Tea Parties! Everyone I met i asked if they were part of ALIPAC, if their answer was no I urged them to log on.

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    he Pilgrims group staged a mock arrest of a member dressed as the state of liberty. Demonstrators dressed as ICE agents brought her to the county jail, but police kept them from going inside.
    Wouldn't it be a hoot if the demonstrators that dressed as ICE agents were charged with impersonating a federal law enforcement agent?

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    ALIPAC: North Carolina residents gather to support 287 (g)

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    ALIPAC: Protests at jail lead to arrests

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    Good job to all who attended.

    I wish I could have been there to stand shoulder to shoulder with you! I'm just a little too far away.

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    The Pilgrims group staged a mock arrest of a member dressed as the state of liberty. Demonstrators dressed as ICE agents brought her to the county jail, but police kept them from going inside.

    The demonstrators sat down in front of the jail and refused to leave when officers asked several times. That's when police arrested them.
    So they got inside the jail after all, eh?
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    Haha! I guess you could put it that way.

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