SATURDAY - MARCH 21
STOP PATHWAY TO AMNESTY
What: Chicago Minuteman Project and other area organizations are joining the nation-wide protest of the debased Luis Gutierrez and his efforts to give amnesty to illegal migrants.
When: Saturday, March 21, 2009, 12:00 - 2:00PM.
Where: Our Lady of Mercy Church - 4416 N. Troy, Chicago - We will protest on the public sidewalk in front of the Church.
Rep. Gutierrez Launches Nationwide Illegal Alien Amnesty Tour
On Friday, February 27, Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-IL) began visiting 16 American cities in an effort to promote blanket amnesty for millions of illegal aliens currently in the United States and so-called comprehensive immigration reform.
Gutierrez promoted the tour as the "'Family Unity Immigration Outreach Tour" and in a press release called it an effort to "document the harm caused to citizens across our nation in the absence of comprehensive immigration reform."
He has already had events in Providence, Rhode Island, Atlanta, Georgia, and Albuquerque, New Mexico. The tour is expected to hit fourteen other cities including Phoenix, Arizona; Las Vegas, Nevada; and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Last week, after an Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) raid in Bellingham, Washington in which 25 people were detained for deportation, Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano met with Gutierrez and members of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus.. (The Hill, February 26, 2009). Following the meeting, the media reported that members were "more hopeful than ever that Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano will end workplace raids by immigration enforcement officials." Late last week, Napolitano ordered a review of ICE which drew riticism from enforcement minded Members of Congress.
Congressman Lamar Smith said: "Let me see if I have this straight, ICE agents arrest a criminal illegal immigrant gang member, discover he had worked illegally with other illegal immigrants at a manufacturing plant, begin an investigation of the employer and arrest the illegal immigrants to get more facts ... and the Secretary orders an investigation of ICE?"
We at the Minuteman Project encourage all of our members to peacefully protest Rep. Gutierrez at each of these upcoming events in support of the rule of law, and in favor of border security.
March 7, Ontario, CA
March 7, San Francisco, CA
March 8, Phoenix, AZ
March 13 El Paso, TX
March 13, Los Angeles, CA*
March 14, Dallas, TX
March 15, Mission, TX
March 21, Chicago, IL
March 21, Joliet, IL
March 22, Milwaukee, WI
March 27, Las Vegas, NV
March 28, Orlando, FL
March 29, Miami, FL
April 4, Philadelphia, PA