Monday, March 27, 2006

Thousands of people filled Milwaukee, Wisconsin streets Thursday at a protest billed as "A Day Without Latinos" to protest the bill recently passed in the House that makes it a felony to be in the US illegally. The bill also imposes new penalties on employers who hire illegals and aims to erect fences along one-third of the US/Mexican border.

I say, why stop there? Go for a total fence.

Back to the subject at hand: Police estimated the protesters to number about 10,000. Organizers embellished a bit, estimating 30,000.

About 90 Latino-owned businesses on the south side were closed for all or part of the day in support, according to Voces de la Frontera, the rallies organizer. About a dozen businesses in Racine and Kenosha also closed as several hundred people protested in downtown Racine.

"We came to work, not to be discriminated against," said Juan Hernandez, who said his boss gave him and more than a dozen other restaurant workers permission to join the protest. "We want to be equal."

You want to be equal? No problem! Apply for citizenship! Do it right!

So 10,000 protestors came to one place? I think we should've rounded them up, checked for citizenship, and sent those who failed back to Mexico with a sincere thank you for making catching them so much easier!

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