Para La Familia: Protestors for Immigration Reform March Downtown

Categories: Immigration

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Photos by Cory Garcia.
Tuesday morning 25 organizations from around the city converged on downtown Houston to speak in one voice about the need for immigration reform here in the United States.

Carrying banners and homemade signs, they marched down Smith Street, passionately chanting and spreading a simple message: Now is the time for streamlined immigration reform so that aspiring Americans can earn reasonable wages and stop living in fear.

This wasn't a march full of politically savvy young adults: These were families marching together, mothers pushing strollers, kids skipping down the sidewalk and older folks hoping for a better tomorrow for their families.

Hair Balls caught up with the march outside the Mickey Leland Federal Building, home to the Houston office of Senator Ted Cruz. Many of the posters and chants were directed specifically toward Cruz, who's not the biggest fan of allowing illegal immigrants to have a path to citizenship.

We snapped some photos of the excited masses who had gathered around the federal building. Take a look at the faces of those fighting for immigration reform.

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Brittanicus
Brittanicus

ANOTHER TAX HIKE ON THE WAY, TO PAY FOR THE NEXT FLOODS OF ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS?


Illegal immigration has constantly been about extra taxation on the American people, and any overhaul of the policies involved in Comprehensive Immigration Reform is going to cost even more; never was it about a person’s skin color? People coming here without authorization or inspection, has accelerated over the 3 decades. It was a very poor move in the 1986, when amnesty was placed on the table. Then subsequently the passage of the miscalculated 3.5 millions of illegal aliens who were issued a “Green Card”, fled into the towns and cities flooding the job market. It meant great greater profits for corporations and businesses that could hire cheap labor, but it undercut the wages of particularly low income workers. For the first time contractors employed the new arrivals from the farms, who could legally abscond and take jobs elsewhere? Over the years millions more illegal aliens have followed, apart from the first newly legalized immigrants needing jobs. Thousands of honest contractors have been underbid by ruthless contractors using illegal aliens in construction specifically, driving major numbers of small company owners out of business.

And now the likelihood is that another immigration reform bill is on the horizon?Already foreign national numbers are rising outside the border region, since the chances they can also be ‘grandfathered” into the new immigration bill? Illegal immigration has always been like a many branched thing, with roots stretching everywhere in our society. Whether its pregnant females smuggling their unborn babies from Asia, across our International borders or arriving from any other location around the earth, that is costing taxpayers hundreds of billions of dollars annually. For those who manage to bluff immigration agents at airline entry check points or just walk, or climb the fence where it even exists, since the 1986 Amnesty has attracted unknown numbers to America and now we have became the world’s Medicaid capitol? THE FENCE ITSELF IS NOT A DETERRENT AS IT WASN’T CONSTRUCTED ACCORDING TO THE 2006 SECURE FENCE BILL? THIS SECURE BARRIER WAS DESIGNED AS TWO FENCES OR EVEN THREE, WITH UGLY RAZOR WIRE ADORNING THE TOP.IT COULDN”T BE DERAILED, SO SEN. KAY BAILY HUTCHINSON OF TEXAS FOUND A WAY TO UNDERFUND IT?ALSO SHOWING THAT MANY ADMINISTRATIONS HAVE REFUSED TO DO ANYTHING ABOUT THE BORDER, OR EVEN PROSECUTE THE ILLEGAL ALIENS WHO ARE FOREVER TEMPTED, BECAUSE SPECIAL INTERESTS DETERMINED TO GET CHEAP LABOR, MANAGED TO REDUCE ANY VIOLATION TO A CIVIL OFFENSE, INSTEAD OF BEING A FELONY. ILLEGAL ENTRY HAS BEEN ONE LIE FROM THE BEGINNING, BECAUSE THE PUPPETS OF BIG BUSINESS WERE BROUGHT AND SOLD AMERICANS CITIZENS.

We must rethink immigration and stop the poverty of other countries proliferating here, adding to our own demographic areas of impoverished people. To be effective like so many other nations, THE PEOPLE must demand from Congress a National ID card. A free biometric card no matter the cost must be issued? Without showing proof of citizenship or legal residents, illegal immigrants will not be able to seek work? Employers, who overlook this eligibility in hiring, should be prosecuted with loss of business licenses, pay heavy fines and mandatory prison time. The ID biometric card also has addition uses, including the right to vote, buy auto insurance, a weapon for home protection and of course necessary picture ID for credit. Daily--thousands of ordinary Americans have their personal ID stolen and thieves use this intelligence to steal from banks and wreck the person’s good name and assets.

This is a commonsense solution that should be mandatory as the Social Security number has been compromised, and only specialized companies who profit in supervising peoples credit reports. There is so much more involved with the statistics of illegal immigration, so rather than detailing more facts that the Liberal media and special open border interest groups does not want to release, you must judge all the untruths that we have been led to believe? You should just key into any search browser as Google, either American Patrol or NumbersUSA web address to learn facts and extract them from the propaganda mills. At the American Patrol site is a daily outreach of hundreds of unbiased releases of daily news accounts of criminal activity, Congress and reports on what ails this great country. Stuff the liberal media journalists conceal or lie about? There are many more organizations that deem illegal aliens are voting in our elections, that illegal aliens are not paying enough taxes for the amount of money they are taking in welfare. That they are stealing other peoples Social Security Numbers, dead or alive, and gaining work through this illicit means. Additionally you petition Washington free about your anxiety at NumbersUSA and phone your further anger at central government phone connection at (202) 224-3121.

tardus29
tardus29

@Brittanicus Theres that awful word 'illegal. You are all one country in my eyes and should let families be together. I live in New Zealand and the North Island and South Island are seperated by a large body of water yet our country is all about unity and helping each other through hard times. what planet are you from!!!

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@Brittanicus That's some comment. Did you really write that all out, ot did you copy and paste it?

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"Illegal immigration has constantly been about extra taxation on the American people, and any overhaul of the policies involved in Comprehensive Immigration Reform is going to cost even more; never was it about a person’s skin color? People coming here without authorization or inspection, has accelerated over the 3 decades. It was a very poor move in the 1986, when amnesty was placed on the table. Then subsequently the passage of the miscalculated 3.5 millions of illegal aliens who were issued a “Green Card”, fled into the towns and cities flooding the job market. It meant great greater profits for corporations and businesses that could hire cheap labor, but it undercut the wages of particularly low income workers. For the first time contractors employed the new arrivals from the farms, who could legally abscond and take jobs elsewhere? Over the years millions more illegal aliens have followed, apart from the first newly legalized immigrants needing jobs. Thousands of honest contractors have been underbid by ruthless contractors using illegal aliens in construction specifically, driving major numbers of small company owners out of business."

http://blogs.wsj.com/washwire/2013/04/08/conservative-group-tries-pre-emptive-strike-on-immigration-study/?mod=WSJBlog

You are so lazy you won't even type in your own screeds. Absolutely pathetic.

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