Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Georgia Group Sponsors Anti Illegal Immigration Rally In Washington

Washington, DC
Over 400 activists from across the nation gathered at Lafayette Square, in front of the White House last Sunday to protest the Bush Administration's weak immigration policies and to demand more security at our borders and stricter enforcement against employers who hire illegal immigrants. The demonstration was sponsored by the Dustin Inman Society, a Georgia based organization that opposes illegal immigration. "We are in a struggle to save the sovereignty of our nation, the price of losing is open borders and the loss of the republic", said the groups President, D.A. King.

"We certainly are a nation of immigrants" said U.S. Border Patrol Agent, T.J. Bonner, "But much more important, we are a nation of laws." Bonner added, "What's going on at the border is anarchy. Millions are crossing over, reaping our benefits, taking our jobs and the government isn't doing a damned thing about it."

Also speaking to the assembly was Anna Gaines, a hispanic woman who became a citizen after coming to the U.S. from Mexico in the 1960s. Gaines claims to oppose illegal immigration. "Anybody that comes [into the country] outside of the law does not make a good citizen, these are the same people who destroyed Mexico." she said.

A small group of around 25-30 counter-demonstrators, mostly members of communist based fringe groups A.N.S.W.E.R. and the International Socialists Organization, heckled the activists with shouts of "fascists", "racists" and "immigrants in - bigots out". The counter-demonstrators were kept under control by mounted U.S. Park Police.

The DIS, in conjunction with Federation For American Immigration Reform, has several additional anti illegal immigration events scheduled in Washington, DC through Wednesday.

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