State Senate Supports Immigrant Walkout On Monday
AP) SACRAMENTO California's state senators on Thursday endorsed Monday's boycott of schools, jobs and stores by illegal immigrants and their allies as supporters equated the protest with great social movements in American history.
By a 24-13 vote that split along party lines, the California Senate approved a resolution that calls the one-day protest the Great American Boycott 2006 and describes it as an attempt to educate Americans "about the tremendous contribution immigrants make on a daily basis to our society and economy."
(NO ONE HAS EVER DENIED THE CONTRIBUTIONS MADE BY IMMIGRENTS. THE IRISH AND CHINESE WORK ON THE RAILROADS. THE GERMANS IN THE STEEL MILLS. IMMIGRENT CONTRIBUTIONS ARE NOT IN QUESTION. LEGALITY OF ENTRY TO THIS COUNTRY IS IN QUESTION AND SO IS WHO GETS STUCK WITH THE BILL ON SOCIAL SERVICES THAT ILLEGALS DO NOT PAY.)
Opponents said the nonbinding resolution was misleading because it failed to mention a goal of the boycott was pressuring Congress to legalize millions of undocumented people.
"It is a disingenuous effort to put the government of California on record supporting open borders," said Sen. Bill Morrow, R-Oceanside.
The boycott, also called "A Day Without Immigrants," grew out of huge pro-immigrant marches across the United States in recent weeks. Organizers are urging people to stay home from school and jobs and avoid spending money on Monday to demonstrate their importance to the U.S. economy.
(IT REALLY IS NOT ABOUT LEGALIZINE ILEGALS BUT ABOUT WHO GETS NEW AND CREATIVE ENTITLEMENTS AT THE COST OF AMERICANS LOSEING JOBS AND HAVING TO PAY FOR THESE ENTITLEMENTS).
Sen. Tom McClintock, R-Thousand Oaks, while citing immigrants' contributions, said the nation's goal should be assimilation: "From many people, one people, the American people. One race, the American race."
(THIS IS THE BEST QUOTE YET. IT IS SO TRUE. ONE PEOPLE , AMERICAN PEOPLE. HOWEVER THE ACTIVISTS AND LEFTIST WANT DIVERSITY AND SEGREGATION THAT DIVIDES US NOT UNITES US).