If you missed the KATU(2) converage of this story you can see the video HERE
Consulate visit draws protest
They were there to protest the issuance of Mexican Consulate Matricular cards, also known as "matriculas" to Polk County residents of Mexican origin.
People who wanted to attend the event could be seen hanging back from the school entrance -- perhaps weary of the demonstration.
If we made people nervous about breaking the law then we were successful!
While people waited for consulate officials to process their information, representatives from the Department of Motor Vehicles, the Oregon Attorney General's Office and several other state agencies invited people to browse information displays on everything from housing laws to how to register to vote.
She said most immigrants avoid seeking information because they're afraid they'll be turned in to the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services. But whether the person is here illegally is "not our issue," she said.
Imagine if a conveniance store clerk said that a whether or not a person buying 10,000 cold pills was using them to make meth was "not our issue." What would be your reaction?
It's good to see this issue get some more coverage. Any time we make another citizen aware of this problem we get another person for our side. It is so obvious to objective people that these were criminals in there getting help from the state of Oregon.
Of course, the Itemizer did spell my name wrong in the picture caption. Oh well. I'm the guy in the blue shirt holding the camera.
For pictures taken by me, see my other posts:
Hall of Shame
Set of Pictures
Stateman Journal article
My main narrative
How Oregon helps illegal aliens