Protests Grow To End Immigration Enforcement, Global Warming, Profit….



With the laser-like focus of the Occupy Wall Street Movement, those opposed to nearly all forms of immigration enforcement took to the streets this weekend to protest, well, just about everything under the sun.  While many chanted to “Abolish ICE,” others instead wanted to “Abolish profit.”  Some called to “End Deportations,” while others tried to tie immigration enforcement to climate change, calling to “Abolish ICE, not ICE Caps.”

Despite its lack of focus and coherent messaging, the Abolish ICE movement is gaining support among mainstream Democrats.  Senators Gillibrand and Warner have both joined the chorus, while Cynthia Nixon, who is running for the Governor’s seat of New York, is calling ICE a “terrorist organization.”  But does the movement have legs?  Hardly

Fully sixty-nine percent of Americans – 78 percent of Republicans, 59 percent of Democrats, and 73 percent of independents – oppose abolishing the agency that spearheads most of the nation’s deportations of dangerous criminal aliens and gangs, according to a recent Harvard-Harris Poll, conducted by Clinton pollster Mark Penn.  Only 31 percent of those surveyed supported doing away with the agency.

Clearly, if this is going to be the issue that Democrats run on in November, they have lots of convincing to do.

 

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Dave rejoined the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR) in 2016 and brings more than thirty years of proactive communications experience working with non-profits, trade associations and the private sector. Dave has written and placed op-eds in more than 100 publications for national and state leaders in fields ranging from immigration to agriculture policy, food and energy. Ray has served as a chief spokesman for several national organizations and has extensive radio and television experience as well.

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    Abolish ICE and profits, my ,my no protection from anyone invading this country and no profits for all the thing you believe you are owed free. Pray that it will never happen this would be a country no one would recognize.

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    and Atlas Shrugged was an interesting fiction? This is admittedly a small vocal minority of Bernie supporters but it should concern every American that these young folks have no concept of our Constitution, freedom, liberty and what it costs to maintain it. They would unwittingly give up their freedom and individual sovereignty for anarchy and Marxism.

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    Initially, I was a bit surprised by that “ABOLISH PROFIT” sign, but then I remembered that the American left (Democrats) want to destroy anything and everything that allowed our country to become that greatest, wealthiest, and freest nation in the world.

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      Just ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION and TOYAL DEPENDANCE UPON WE THE PEOPLE OF THE U.S.A.
      DON’T WE HAVE ENOUGH STARVING AND HOMELESS PEOPLE RIGHT HERE IN THE GOOD OLE U.S.A.??
      WHY NOT START AT HOME BEFORE SUPPORTING THE WORLD!!! EVEN JESUS SAID, YOU WILL ALWAYS HAVE THE POOR!!!
      START AT HOME, LIBERAL DEMOCRAPS AND MAIN MEDIA, YOU ARE WRONG, AS USUAL, SHUT UP!!!!

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    WE NEED ICE TO DO THEIR JOB OF PROTECTING OUR COUNTRY AND NOT SPEND 95% OF THEIR RESOURCES TO HARASS MOTHERS AND CHILDREN FLEEING FOR THEIR LIVES. My Lord Jesus teaches that we look past our fears and open our hearts to those in need.

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      Once again, the question that has to be asked is how many. How many people can we let in before the country we have is gone. If you don’t think ICE should be”protecting our country” from the open borders you seem to ascribe to, then you are nothing but naïve. It’s wonderful to spout all these clichés but the adults in the room have to be the realists. How many of the guys “in need” living on the street, who frequently have mental issues, have you invited to come live at your house. If you haven’t, why not? Because the answer is you know it won’t work and you will lose all you have.

      You are also starting from the assumption that all these people are in danger and not coming here for the freebies gravy train they get on. The press carried on for a week with that picture of the 2 year old crying and then the father back in their home country said the mother left for a better economic situation and left her other 3 kids at home. Not to mention they were never separated. One guy claimed asylum because the bus he drove was held up. That can happen here. So again, how many?

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      Allen Hunter on

      Individuals are free to open their hearts to those in need. What they’re not free to do is to compel others to do so. The Lord said that there will always be the poor. He exhorted his followers to minister to them. I don’t, however recall that he advocated rioting or using compulsion. His interaction with the rich young ruler is telling in this respect. In one account we are informed that Christ looked on him and loved him but was sad that he rejected the invitation sell his property, Give all to the poor and become a follower. What the Lord didn’t do was become vicious, foment rebellion and encourage hatred of those who disagreed with him. In the old testament we are informed that where the spirit of the Lord is, there is Liberty. That seems to be forgotten amidst all acrimonious debates that swirl about this contentious issue.

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    Forrest W Byers on

    Why do we as a society need to pay so much attention to the overly emotional, ill logical stupid minority except for the fact that we don’t at least monitor these fools, if they ever gained power again, they will kill all of the God-fearing, rational and reasoning people with morals and decency! As the old saying goes, “The price of freedom is eternal vigilance!” God fortify our souls, so we might be up to the task. In the name of the Lord Jesus Christ, Amen.

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