Immigration rally emphasizes kids
In the weeks since her husband was stopped at the airport on his way to Ohio to look for work and then deported to Mexico, Berenice Louis has struggled alone to support her family.
Her husband, Juan Louis, 23, had been the breadwinner since they came illegally to the Seattle area from Mexico four years ago. He worked construction jobs while Berenice stayed home to care for their two young children.
So they both came here illegaly...
Wednesday, she and her two girls were among an estimated 250 to 350 people — most children — who rallied at Westlake Park in downtown Seattle.
Seattle Mayor Greg Nickels, who joined the march, talked about his own family's immigrant roots and said those marching wanted for themselves and their families no less than his own ancestors did when they came from Germany in the 1880s.
Seattle must be so proud of it's "leader."
You have to be some kind of dirtbag parent to put your own children in this situation. It's no one's fault but your own. You broke the law.
Anyone who thinks that we can pass a "comprehensive" immigration bill that will result in anyone going home/leaving after 5 years/paying fines without more endless sob stories such as this has not been paying attention.
We are either a country of laws and we will enforce those laws or we are a country where mayors march hand in hand with criminals and the media will help them shamelessly wave children in an attempt to distract from their lawbreaking and the consequences.