Saturday, September 24, 2005

What happened at the protest?

Here is what we were protesting today:

¡La Información Es Poder!
Venga y Pregunte

(The Information Is To be able! Come and You ask)

Some of the "information" supplied to illegal aliens: (google translations)

that to do if it is injured in the work, or if its place of work is not safe or healthful
Workman's comp, even though an illegal alien can't work in this country

like finding cios works available in Oregon, or information on benefi of unemployment
Unemployment benefits and how to find that job that you can't legally do.

to where to go if his employer does not pay his wage to him, or to work extra hours
Kind of like reporting when your drug dealer rips you off...

like registering a business, or registering themselves to vote in Oregon
No speaka the English? Just check the "democrat" box.

services integrated for the development of the children
We'll pay for your kids.

Who participates?
Consulate of Mexico in Portland
Department of Consumer & Business Services
Oregon Attorney General’s Offi ce
Bureau of Labor and Industries
Oregon Child Development Coalition
Department of Human Services
Department of Revenue
Department of Transportation — DMV
Employment Department
Oregon Health Action Campaign
Oregon Health Division
Housing and Community Services of Oregon
Legal Aid Services of Oregon
Mid-Willamette Valley Senior Services Agency
Oregon Migrant Education
Social Security Administration
Secretary of State
Wow.

The event was held in Independence, OR. It was at a public school in the Central School District 13j. The superintendent of this district is Joseph Hunter who can be reached for comment here: fbell@central.k12.or.us

The reason I include this is because I was referred to the district when I questioned the state workers about the legality of letting in certain people while barring others.

I got there at 10:00am and met some people who I have had emailed back and forth but never gotten a chance to speak to in person. We watched illegal aliens pull in, look around nervously at all the people holding signs and continue on their merry way inside.

I made an effort to get in but was repeatedly refused on the grouds that I didn't have an appointment. Earlier I had watched them let anyone that had brown skin and spoke Spanish through the gate so I started asking the attendees if they had an appointment and then made it an issue with the rent-a-cop and OCDC workers if they didn't.

After making them turn away one illegal who had no appointment I made it my bussiness to stand there and make them verify that everyone who went through was on the list of pre-registered attendees. Every illegal alien who was turned away brought a smile to my face and I knew that it was worth the hour drive.

Since I was standing at the entrance I decided to take pictures of most the the entrants and this got mixed results. Many turned their faces, some gave blank stares, one girl (who will be pictured on another post) screamed at me repeatedly, one guy flipped me off and I begged him to do it again for the camera, some of them posed when I asked for a smile and one guy moved into the sunlight so that I could get a real good picture of his shirt that said "bong."

The OCDC (Oregon Child Development Coalition) workers were a mixed bunch. All Hispanic, (where was the diversity?) some were irritated with me but some were good natured. The one who was belligerent with me was Arturo Vargas. (a brief search has not turned up his email address but I'm a persistant guy, it will be in a later post)

The media showed some interest. KATU, The Statemen Journal, and the Itemizer-Observer (which currently has this on the front page of it's website) were all in attendence. I was interviewed by all three and am fairly hopeful that I will be on KATU, they liked the sound bite I gave them. I hope that the newspapers quote me because I think that I brought stuff to the conversation that they hadn't heard before.

I have over 80 pictures so I will be posting them a few at a time for a while. This has also energized me to delve into this issue further so it may be a main topic for the next week or so. But if you are tired of this issue fear not, I am still working on my jihad against the "urban planners" so look for posts on that this week as well.



5 comments:

Sue K. said...

Good Job, Daniel! When you get famous, please don't forget us! LOL! Sue

Daniel said...

I'm just another concerned citizen! We are all in this together!

Robin said...

Yes, Very good job, and thanks to the great reporting.

I wonder what the state employees comments would be if asked why they are purposely violating federal law.

Anonymous said...

OREGON AND WASHINGTON Representatives are under the Oregon Constitution requiring them to restrain and regulate immigration only to those who are qualified to become citizens of the United States. This applies to the modern States of Oregon and Washington.


Oregon Territorial Constitution was never rescinded by the territory, but only by the state courts. No territorial court existed to which citizens of the territory could appeal the decision of the state court, and today reads: "White foreigners who are, or who may hereafter become residents of the state shall enjoy the same rights in respect to the possession, enjoyment, and descent of propert as native born citizens. And the legislative assembly shall have power to restrain and regulate immigration to this State of persons not qualified to become citizens of the United States. (Oregon Constitution, page 7, paragraph 31).

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