April 27, 2006

Outta my way, Jorge!

This is gonna piss me off:

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Pro-immigration activists say a national boycott and marches planned for May 1 will flood America's streets with millions of Latinos to demand amnesty for illegal immigrants and shake the ground under Congress as it debates reform.

Such a massive turnout could make for the largest protests since the civil rights era of the 1960s, though not all Latinos were comfortable with such militancy, fearing a backlash in Middle America.

"There will be 2 to 3 million people hitting the streets in Los Angeles alone. We're going to close down Los Angeles, Chicago, New York, Tucson, Phoenix, Fresno," said Jorge Rodriguez, a union official who helped organize earlier rallies credited with rattling Congress as it weighs the issue.

Okay. I actually support the idea that the millions of people who came to the U.S. looking for a better life and who work hard in demanding jobs deserve some road to citizenship, the illegality of their entry to this country notwithstanding. I understand that this is an important issue, especially to those personally affected by it. And the last time they had one of these rallies in Chicago, I understand it was peaceful and well-organized. I really respect that.

That said, last time it choked downtown, and this one is supposed to be three times as large. My commute is already over an hour most days. Anybody who makes it any longer is begging to be run over by my large American automobile .

It's about me.

Posted by Mr Green at April 27, 2006 07:21 PM | TrackBack

Sorry It took so long to post a comment but I just found your blog. I have no problem with people coming here who want to become Americans and assimilate. I have a BIG problem with people who come here and want to turn this country into what they left.

Posted by: pacific_waters at May 10, 2006 05:37 PM