Chicago Activists Fight Border Control Plan

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    OH BROTHER! :slap:

    (CBS) CHICAGO President Bush is expected to call for thousands of National Guard troops to patrol our Mexican border to keep illegal immigrants out.

    But as CBS 2's Rafael Romo reports, that has Mexico's president extremely concerned and many activists here in Chicago up in arms.

    It's day five of the hunger strike. These Chicago activists say it's their way of showing support for the immigrant community.

    "I'm fighting to stop the deportation of families; I'm fighting for legalization. It's not the time for vacation anymore; it's the time for action," said Victor Arroyo.

    With the hunger strike, these activists are calling for an immediate moratorium on all the raids and deportations of undocumented immigrants in the country.

    "We can't be deporting and raiding people when they're debating legalizing them. It sends two messages and it's very hypocritical for it to be happening," said Ema Lozano with Center Without Borders.

    But groups that support deportations and stricter border control say it's time to enforce immigration law across the board.

    "That would send these people back to Mexico and jobs would open up. Employers would have to pay living wages to American citizens and then that money in turn would be going back into our economy," said Rosanna Pulido with the Illinois Minuteman Project.

    Mexico's President Vicente Fox called President Bush on Sunday to express concern about a plan to deploy the National Guard along the U.S.-Mexico border, a plan that also faces opposition here at home.

    "We have stretched our military as thin as we've ever seen it in modern times," said Sen. Chuck Hagel (R-Nebraska) "And what in the world are we talking about here, sending a National Guard that may not have any capacity to send?"

    In a televised speech on Monday, the president is also expected to ask for support for a guest worker program that would allow many of those living here illegally to gain legal status.

    Several pro-immigration groups in Chicago are getting ready to leave for Washington, D.C. Monday evening. There they will participate in a rally at Capitol Hill where groups from across the nation are expected to congregate this coming Wednesday.

    The Senate is getting ready to take on the immigration debate once again starting Monday.

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    LOl at Chuck Hagel.

    The indignation. The outrage. How dare Bush use the National Guard to guard the nation's border?

    "the immigration community" = moonbat for "the illegals".

    I hope the ones of voting age are deported in time to vote for Calderon so that socialist doesn't become the next president of Mexico.

    Immigration control is NOT war on Mexico, silly Hagel.
     
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    THEY ARE NOT UNDOCUMENTED IMMIGRANTS!!!!!!! THEY ARE ******ILLEGAL ALIENS******!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    All the PC CROWD had to do was open their whimpering pie hole ONCE, and they've got EVEYBODY calling the >>>>>>ILLEGAL ALIENS<<<<<< some kind of watered down, warm and fuzzy, nicey nicey, BULL SHIT!!!

    YES.... WE CAN!!!!
     

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