Within the past couple weeks, we’ve been receiving reports that anti-immigrants are hard at work trying to scare immigrant youth from coming out as undocumented. They have spammed Chicago’s Immigrant Youth Justice League’s Facebook event wall. Neo-Nazis have threatened groups in Indiana. Nativist comment boards affiliated with Patriot Action Network, ALIPAC, American Rattlesnake, and Storm Front are talking about all the immigrant youth across the country who dare to say their names and proclaim their status aloud.
And yet, they’ve made these kinds of threats before. They say that they’ll bring trucks to events and “round people up back to Mexico.” They say they’ll “call ICE on the illegals”. And yet…for years…nothing. Just the deafening cowardice of people who write in all capitals and never come out from behind their computers.
How about this: If they come, we’ll be ready, with peacekeepers and civil rights attorneys on hand. Immigrant youth will stand up and tell their stories, and they’ll give speeches, and we’ll cheer for them, and they’ll be a little nervous but they’ll be happy they did it. Maybe there will be some anti-immigrants nearby, awkwardly holding signs that say “Illegal is illegal”, and waving American flags, and telling people like Yoshinori, Lilliana, Santiago, Rafael, and Juan Miguel that they are second class, criminals, and cockroaches.
And then we’ll ask passersby, “Whose side are you on?”
- Arizona bill yet another attack immigrants (redantliberationarmy.wordpress.com)
- “ALIPAC: Read the Fine Print; Dream Act Amnesty Would Permit Obama to Amnesty All Illegals” and related posts (vdare.com)
- What Comprehensive Immigration Reform Means to Americans That Don’t Want Their Lives Made Any Worse Than They All Ready Are And What Comprehensive Immigration Reform Means To The Over Population People That Want Full Control Of America (edschultzmsnbc.wordpress.com)
- Texas Friendly Spoken to Illegals (as Long as They Work in Your House) (reason.com)