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Wednesday, July 13, 2005

CTCIC meeting wrap up

Seems like the protest yesterday at the CT Citizens for Immigration Control (CTCIC) was a success as the protestors outnumbered the CTCIC memebers by 2 to 1. Dan at The Guerilla Science Blog has a complete summary of the event (including pictures and video) on his other site nobodyisillegal.org.

I'm happy that there wasn't any huge press coverage of this meeting becasue that is exactly what the CTCIC wants, FREE PRESS. If you don't feed the fire, eventually, it will go out.

From today's Waterbury Republican-American

The 70 or so protesters waved flags -- of the United States, Mexico and a dozen others -- as they chanted and marched up and down Bunker Hill Road, next to the Watertown-Waterbury post of the American Legion.

Inside the post, about 35 people sat and listened as one of CCIC's founders, Paul Streitz, introduced speaker Michael Cutler. Cutler, a retired agent for the former Immigration and Naturalization Service, spoke about enforcing America's immigration laws and cracking down on employers who hire illegal immigrants -- undocumented immigrants, if you ask the people outside carrying signs that read "Nobody is Illegal."

CCIC was founded in April, and this was its fourth public meeting. At meetings in Danbury and West Hartford and at a demonstration outside Sen. Joseph Lieberman's office in Hartford, protesters have consistently shown up in greater numbers than supporters.

There's a reason protestors always outnumber supporters...it's because the supporters are nothing more than simple-minded, racists, small town bigiots who hate ALL immigrants (it's fair to say that they're not so fond of anyone who isn't white). One read of this quote by one of the CTCIC members pretty much sums up the attitude of this organization (although they claim that they have no problem with legall immigrants whenever they are quoted in the press. I guess Paul Streitz forgot to give this wacko the groups talking points before she talked to the press.
"It's a very revolting situation because here we have one of the greatest ... nations in the world and we'll be destroyed by these people," said Ross Upton of Thomaston. Upton, and a few others, said Mexican immigrants in Southern California and Southwestern states plan to "take back" that land for Mexico.