Nativists fan flames of U.S. immigration debate
Posted by mythoughtsandnews on December 26, 2006
PHOENIX (Reuters) – Reaching into the back of a truck, U.S. anti-immigration activist Don Pauly grabs a Mexican flag, a can of lighter fuel and an aluminum baking tray and heads to the curbside outside the Mexican consulate.
As a small group of police officers, protesters and puzzled bystanders look on, he douses the green, red and white flag with fuel and spits on it for good measure, while an eye-patch wearing accomplice strikes a match.
“We need to get rid of all those who are destroying our country,” Pauly said as the national colors of United States’ southern neighbor flamed out on the sidewalk in central Phoenix earlier this month. “We are being invaded.”
The founder of the Emigration Party of Nevada is among a growing number of nativists from across the United States that have been stepping up direct action in recent months to make a stand on the issues of illegal immigration and border security.
It is the American government’s fault that all of this is happening. It is the American government’s lack of response and lack of care for Americans when it comes to illegal immigration.