Immigration Protest

While Orange County is not experiencing the level of walkouts and protest that our counterparts in Los Angeles have gone through, we still have had our share of protest over the Immigration Bill that is being hashed out in committee as we speak.

In Santa Ana, Police had to call in backup as students walked out and protested the Immigration Bill by marching to the County Hall of Administration. There were reports of rocks and bottles being thrown at police officers. Nine other law enforcement agencies in Orange County responded to the call for assistance. About 1,000 protesters dispersed into smaller groups of 20 to 100. However, the groups still continued to protest by staging sit-ins in various intersections of the city.

Anaheim had a protest of 600 students who marched from Disneyland to the steps of Anaheim City Hall. The groups were mostly comprised of students from the Anaheim Joint Union High School District and the city of Garden Grove.

P.S: Just a word of advice to the protesters; If you have to protest, please don’t shut down the freeway that will only hurt your cause (especially when you want to get home and you already have to sit in really bad traffic).

3 Comments so far

  1. JIM MEYERS (unregistered) on April 13th, 2006 @ 9:43 pm

    All you illegal immigrants do not deserve to be in America because you broke the law.Its pretty funny how all you illegal immigrants are protesting even though you have NO rights to be because you arent even US citizens.You are cheating the American system by not becoming a American citizen because you dont pay tazes and do not register for the draft.It is not fair to all the other immigrants who are trying to become US citizens LEGALLY!You are criminals for sneaking in the US and you deserve to be punished.GO BACK TO YOUR OWN COUNTRY AND STOP WHINNING!!!!!!

  2. Mike Randall (unregistered) on April 14th, 2006 @ 1:40 am

    Feeling better Jim? Did you get it all out of your system?

    I doubt I’ll see you out in a field picking lettuce for your all-american hamburger, or working the overnight shift at a factory, or maybe cleaning the toliets at your office.

    While I do agree with Lou Dobbs that Amnesty is not the answer, I don’t see any other way for this country to wheen itself off of its use of cheap labor. When people line up in Placentia looking for Day labor jobs they do so knowing that the money is there for them and that busniesses will pay them for their work.

    When Busniesses are fined for hiring undocumented workers then the system will be fixed, but that won’t happen as we’ll all have to pay a higher price for our goods and services and most Americans just are not prepared to do so.

  3. john taylor (unregistered) on April 14th, 2006 @ 10:12 am

    Thats true MIke but America can also just make machines for the illegal immigrants work. Illegal immigration should be a felony because they are illegally coming over to America. They government just needs to get rid of all of them.

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