Update August 6th: Massachusetts off the hook after all, here.
Update: More protests in Massachusetts, Chicopee this time!
They demonstrated by the thousands on Beacon Hill on Saturday against the Obama Administration-generated surge and Obama pal Governor Deval Patrick’s comments that Massachusetts will take a thousand of the “children.” (but only for a few months!).
Do you think it’s as fascinating as I do that we are seeing such blow-back about illegal (and LEGAL) immigration in Massachusetts? Not just this demonstration, but also that two Mayors (in the peoples’ republic of Massachusetts!)—in Springfield and in Lynn (as early as 2011) are begging for relief from the refugee overload they have been experiencing.
The only thing I can make of it is that there comes a “tipping point” for everyone, no matter what political persuasion one comes from, when too many is too many! The New England states have been “welcoming” for much longer than some others, thus their population is more saturated with immigrants of all stripes in need of services. So can we expect to see the backlash elsewhere as the numbers of immigrants grow?
***Don’t forget*** today is the day to call your Member of Congress and US Senators and tell them to stop the border invasion. Melt the phone lines all week!
Here is the story at The Blaze (have you seen it in the national mainstream media?). Surely Rush Limbaugh will talk about it today on his show—-he as much as invited people to the demo on Friday, here.
The largest some observers have ever seen there:
Illegal immigration protesters descended upon historic Boston on Saturday decrying Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick’s decision to offer shelter in the state to unaccompanied minors.
And, here is the news at Boston.com:
An anti-illegal immigration rally on Beacon Hill outside the State House on Saturday, July 26 was teeming with protesters.
While Bree Sison of CBS Boston estimated that the gathering drew hundreds of people, Jeff Kuhner, the host of WRKO’s The Kuhner Report, who organized the rally, put the number closer to 10,000 people.
People carrying signs that said “Deport illegals,” and “Americans before illegals” stood just outside the State House from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
I predict that if Congress goes home for vacation and does nothing about the flood of ‘unaccompanied alien children’ crossing the border and being distributed around America, elected officials will be getting an earful when they meet constituents during their “break.”
All of our coverage of ‘unaccompanied minors’ is here (archive goes back several years).