May 7, 2005
Inside A "Law Enforced" ILLEGAL ALIEN RALLYTopics: Immigration and Border Issues
Perhaps I'm just slow-thinking, but for the life of me I can't understand why someone that is in our country illegally, that is, they have broken the law of the land to get here and are in fact a criminal, has any right whatsoever to demand anything in our country, much less, demand a driver's license and amnesty. Even worse, can hold a rally that is "protected" by law enforcement personnel that should instead be arresting them! Yet today, several hundred "documented" and "undocumented" workers attended a rally in Maryland, demanding driver's licenses and blanket amnesty.
Michelle Malkin posts today that she drove to Rockville, Md., for a large "gathering to condemn the REAL ID Act." The act is intended to tighten driver's license standards to prevent illegal aliens from obtaining the IDs, close asylum loopholes, and provide funding to fix a huge gap in a border fence between California and Mexico.) Casa de Maryland, a government-funded open-borders group, organized the protest on the public school athletic field at Richard Montgomery High School. You can see the rally photos she took at her Flickr site.
A contingent of Montgomery County police officers were dispatched to the scene--not to help with immigration enforcement, but to protect the protesters, help direct traffic, and manage the parking lot for illegal aliens who (ahem!) drove to the event. Our tax dollars at work.
With Casa de Maryland organizers shouting "No license, no justice! No justice, no peace!" in the background (the only time I could understand them as they exhorted the crowd), I interviewed Montgomery County, Md., police lieutenant J.R. Hack (yeah, that's his real name). Lt. Hack amiably told me the protest was "a good thing." When I asked him why, he said "everyone should have a voice."
Asked if the Department of Homeland Security had been notified of the illegal alien rally, Lt. Hack emphatically said no. "We're here to help them."
Even if they're here illegally? I asked. "We don't want to initimidate anyone," said Lt. Hack.
Shouldn't you report people to DHS if you know they are here illegally? I asked. "That's not my responsibility," he said.
Hat tip - Capital Region People
AND(Update 2) also Interested-Participant who says, "So, forget about relying on the police to protect you when someone breaks into your house. They will be busy helping the lawbreakers."
Posted by Hyscience at May 7, 2005 11:35 PM
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