Will The Federal Government Ever Stand Up To Racist Bigots?
The crisis created by our broken immigration system and children fleeing violence in Central America reached a dramatic fever pitch on Tuesday, as anti-immigrant protesters physically attempted to block buses headed for a Border Patrol center in Murrieta, California. Not to be messed with, immigration officials arrested the protesters, and the buses continued on their way.
Oh, wait, sorry, that’s what happens when people try to protest deportations. If you’re a pissed-off mob of bigoted anti-immigrant xenophobes, you get your way. Three buses, containing about 140 immigration detainees (mostly women and children) who fled Central America for our southern border, were turned away from the Border Patrol station in Murrieta, California by a mob of about 150 protesters, who chanted “Go home!”, “We want to be safe,” and, of course, “USA! USA!”
Still, maybe they were all just patriotic Americans with a legitimate police gripe, and not a bunch of racist assholes. Or maybe not:
Lupillo Rivera, 42, of Temecula, said he was driving by when he noticed the protest. He said somebody shouted that he was an illegal immigrant and should go home.
Rivera, a well-known Mexican banda singer who is a U.S. citizen, went home and returned with several of his friends and bandmates to confront the protesters.
Maybe he should have shown them his papers…READ MORE