Yeah, some people are predicting that this will only backfire, especially with many people being undecided on the issue.JB_Gold Coast said:You know, this is really starting to piss me off. I'm pro-immigration, but we've got to have rules and structure. You can't just show up and start demanding shit. These bullshit protests that plan to "shut down" our largest cities are only pushing me to the other side of the argument.
Oh Ok. LOL. I can't believe I didn't hear about this earlier. I am cloistered in a library studying for final exams most of the time so I get a little out of touch with reality.UrbanSophist said:
What we need are sensible rules, consequences, and enforcement balanced with a process that allows credible, hardworking people to come here and contribute to this nation. Good luck ever achieving that.UrbanSophist said:Yeah, some people are predicting that this will only backfire, especially with many people being undecided on the issue.
It seems that they are trying to use intimidation, and if we can learn one thing from history: people don't like to be intimidated.
The last march was over 100,000 people and was completely peacefull with no arrests. This is not an anti-war march full of wannabe anarchists who can afford to get bailed out by mommy and daddy in Naperville. These are hard working people who can't afford to go to jail and just want their side known.JB_Gold Coast said:Let's just hope these protests don't get out of hand and get ugly.
Good point. This isn't some retard-fest by overly spoiled kids from the suburbs who have nothing better to do. These are people who are genuinely scared of losing their livelihood in an unfair way.Latoso said:The last march was over 100,000 people and was completely peacefull with no arrests. This is not an anti-war march full of wannabe anarchists who can afford to get bailed out by mommy and daddy in Naperville. These are hard working people who can't afford to go to jail and just want their side known.
Yeah, as far as shutting down I think they just mean businesses that might have to close for the day because of workers marching. But the march has a very defined time and route which will end up in Hutchinson Field in Grant Park. So, it isn't intended to be chaotic. And in Chicago for example, Congressman Luis Gutierrez has signed agreements with many local businesses to find out how many workers were needed for a skelaton crew and remain open and allowing the rest of the employees to take off for the march and still get paid. Think of it more like a parade where there are speeches at the end of the route.NWside said:Actually now reading the Reuters article they do mention "shutting down" every major city... Though this was never the plan for the Chicago rally. Doesn't seem logical.
I hope our skilled photographers will join the march...
Hypocracy? Anger? The person I know who's most pissed about this whole thing is a acquintance I have from India. He spent YEARS waiting in line, filling out the proper forms, learning the language and doing everything one does to become a legal citizen in this country today. He gets almost violent (not sure about that, but starts talking very fast and forcefully) when someone suggests amnesty for the millions of Mexicans that just walk over a non existant border.Steely Dan said:it get so pissed off at all these white people who bitch about a lot these mexican immigrants because they came here "illegally". like if poland or italy or ireland shared a land border with the US they're ancestors wouldn't have done the same damn thing. riiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiight.
hypocracy angers me. i should probably leave this topic now.