Knight Ridder is reporting that some California Democrat lawmakers are planning to walk off the job on Monday, May 1st to show their support for "immigrant’s rights."
The Democratic-controlled Senate, on a party-line vote, approved a resolution supporting the May 1 "Great American Boycott 2006," which supporters say will serve as a warning to Congress to avoid punitive immigration reform.
Organizers believe the boycott, in which large numbers of students also are expected to participate, will show just how vital immigrants are to America's major cities and the nation's economy.
"These immigrants are fighting to embrace this nation," said Sen. Richard Alarcon, D-Van Nuys. "What a good time this is when people can express their anger, their frustration, desires, hopes and dreams, all for the purpose of becoming American. That's a good thing."
Republicans voted unanimously against the resolution, saying it encourages lawlessness.
"The Legislature should not be encouraging students to leave school," said Southern California Sen. Dave Cox. "And, it's irresponsible to recommend to people they leave their jobs, especially when many can lose those jobs, whether they obtained them illegally or not."
Once again the democrats confuse the issue. This debate is not about legal immigration or their rights, it is about giving "rights" and support to people that should be deported.
The 60's counter-culture is still alive and kicking, and undermining the laws of the US. When is America going to wake up and smell the cappuccino? If the law-makers in the State of California are any indication of the national trend, we'll be calling California "Mexifornia" before we know it.