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Immigration Protesters Swarm Wisconsin State Capitol

Immigration Protesters Swarm Wisconsin State Capitol

The Honey Badger don’t give a ….

Wisconsin is trying to take measures to deal with illegal immigration and sanctuary cities. Naturally, detractors are describing the initiatives as racist and anti-immigrant.

As a result, thousands of protesters showed up at the Wisconsin capitol yesterday, reminiscent of the anti-Walker protests of several years ago.

Here’s what it looked like in 2011, in case you’ve forgotten:

CNN reports:

Thousands protest ‘anti-immigrant’ legislation in Wisconsin

Thousands of activists and allies poured into Madison, Wisconsin, on Thursday as part of a massive rally against legislation that protest leaders described as “racist” and “anti-immigrant.”

Called “A Day Without Latinos and Immigrants in Wisconsin,” the protests center on two pieces of legislation — one, AB 450, would ban so-called “sanctuary cities” in Wisconsin, while another, SB 533, seeks to prevent local government from issuing ID cards to undocumented immigrants.

AB 450 recently passed the Assembly and is now expected to be considered by the upper chamber, while SB 533 has been approved by both and is headed to the desk of Republican Gov. Scott Walker. The governor’s office did not immediately respond to an email asking if he plans to sign it into law.

Voces de la Frontera, one of the organizing groups, touted on its website “work stoppages, business closures and student walk-outs” in support of a broader effort to kill the bills and make a showing of immigrant economic power.

The author of AB 450, State Rep. John Spiros, a Marshfield Republican, rejected the characterization of his bill as “anti-immigrant,” telling CNN he wrote it in response to the high-profile shooting death last summer of Kate Steinle. The 32-year-old San Francisco woman was allegedly killed by Juan Francisco Lopez-Sanchez, an undocumented immigrant and felon who had repeatedly re-entered the country after multiple deportations.

“After I saw that Wisconsin had three ‘sanctuary cities’ — Madison, Racine and Milwaukee County — I went to work and said, ‘How can we do something to make sure we don’t have another San Francisco?'” Spiros said. “That’s truly what the basis was …This bill is not there to split up families. It’s not an anti-immigration bill.”

Here’s a local video report from yesterday:

Scott Walker must enjoy having protesters in the capitol because he’s doing everything he can to ensure their return. CBS News reports:

Gov. Scott Walker signs legislation slashing Planned Parenthood funding

Gov. Scott Walker signed legislation Thursday that cuts millions of dollars in funding for Planned Parenthood in Wisconsin, which denounced the move as politically motivated and a detriment to the 60,000 women and men it serves in the state.

One of the two bills the Republican governor signed at a faith-based counseling clinic in Waukesha requires clinics that participate in a federal program that allows them to purchase discounted drugs to bill Medicaid for the actual acquisition costs and a dispensing fee. The change will cost Planned Parenthood an estimated $4.5 million per year, according to the organization, because lower reimbursement rates are offered to clinics linked to abortion services.

Although the bill doesn’t mention Planned Parenthood by name, Democrats and others say it treats the organization differently than other clinics.

The Honey Badger don’t give a s—

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Great photo. Because nothing says “I want to be a good American” like hoisting a big Mexican flag in the U.S. — right?

The Friendly Grizzly | February 19, 2016 at 2:48 pm

Were I in charge, I’d have buses lined up and inspectors looking at their identification. No citizenship, no VALID green card, home they go. Period.

But, I am not in charge.

    I live in Madison, and I was wondering why we didn’t have the National Guard out rounding up everyone of the protestors and shipping them out on busses to their country of origin/mexico.

    Also, yesterday, they tried real hard to make the point of how valuable the illegals are with a “day without hispanics” or whatever. I didn’t notice in any of my interactions a deficiency of service or anything.

    A day without hispanics == a day that ran just fine.

      The Friendly Grizzly in reply to Vancomycin. | February 19, 2016 at 3:18 pm

      I accidentally down-ticked you trying to reply; sorry. Not sure about Madison, but when that stuff was done in Los Angeles, traffic eased up considerably.

      forksdad in reply to Vancomycin. | February 19, 2016 at 4:12 pm

      You mean a day just like the first two decades of my life? The only Hispanics I knew were immediate family and we spoke English at home. Grandma insisted.

      Observer in reply to Vancomycin. | February 19, 2016 at 4:26 pm

      The National Guard probably wasn’t there because they don’t have jurisdiction. Only the federal government can deport illegal aliens, and as we’ve seen over the past nearly 8 years, Obama refuses to do his sworn duty and enforce our federal immigration laws. In fact, Obama’s DHS has actually threatened Border Patrol agents with dismissal if they actually do their jobs and apprehend/detain illegal aliens.

      DaveGinOly in reply to Vancomycin. | February 19, 2016 at 10:56 pm

      There’s a saying – Cemeteries are full of indispensable people.

The mass exodus happens because of problems in second and third-world nations.

And first-world nations that exploit democratic leverage, disenfranchise native citizens, and compensate for selective excising of Posterity through abortion rites and cannibalistic trials.

Lessee…

A law to homogenize the law of the land so that it applies even to secessionist cities that put themselves OUTSIDE the law…???

AND whose thrust is to make sure dangerous illegals are dealt with according to the law?

Seems kind of like a no-brainer, and a real looooser for illegal immigrants.

But they are not known for their wisdom OR their respect for U.S. laws…

    DaveGinOly in reply to Ragspierre. | February 19, 2016 at 11:03 pm

    Didn’t this administration demonstrate against Arizona that it (the federal govt.) has exclusive jurisdiction over immigration and naturalization? And didn’t this stop Arizona from making and enforcing its own immigration laws? Why doesn’t this same principle apply to cities that make more lenient laws concerning immigrants?

buckeyeminuteman | February 19, 2016 at 3:14 pm

And to think people want Trumph the Insult Comic Dog over Gov. Scott Walker…he would have been AWESOME!

Those who are here illegally don’t get to demand anything. We are the ones who should be demanding that they leave and leave now.

By constantly referring to them as Illegal Immigrants, we are legitimizing the false notion that they are simply a persecuted underclass of migrants.

An immigrant is one who leaves the borders of his native country in recognition of the sovereign borders of another country.

These people do not clearly recognize the sovereign borders of this country. They are technically an incursion and a proxy occupying force.

Start calling them by their proper name. In the case of the pic, Legal Citizens of Mexico who maintain all the voting rights and welfare benefits in their country but chose to spit on the sovereign borders of this country.

If we still lived in a nation of laws, ICE would make a point of raiding such “protests”, detaining and deporting every illegal alien they catch there.

There’s a federal law prohibiting political activity by illegal aliens within US. ICE doesn’t even need probable cause, but if they did they’d have it.

JackRussellTerrierist | February 20, 2016 at 12:47 am

My hope is that when Jose returns to his job, he’s handed his final check and told he’s been replaced by their brother-in-law’s nephew. See ya’! Or not.

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