Enough is Enough – More than 300 Protests Scheduled for Weekend

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By Maria Fotopoulos

Maria is a CAPS Senior Writing Fellow who focuses on the impacts of growth on biodiversity. Find her on Twitter | in | FB.

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July 18, 2014

After years of failure to enforce U.S. immigration laws and, under President Obama, weakening of immigration laws through executive orders, the border surge of tens of thousands of children, teens and moms from Central America maybe shouldn’t be that much of a surprise.

When you advertise you’re open for business – and incentivize your customers – they will come.

What is surprising – and telling – is that this tsunami of comers, despite being some of the most vulnerable, has been the flashpoint that’s finally getting people riled up enough to get out and protest illegal immigration.

People just don’t understand why this is happening, and they are mad. When they see a flood of people coming to the country illegally and hear Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid say – just this week – that the southern border is secure, they get really mad.

So, Harry, how did 12 million (or more) illegal immigrants accumulate in the country? How have thousands of women and children in recent months chosen to make a dangerous trek to the United States if our border is secure? If they’d heard it was secure, they probably wouldn’t have risked it. No, they’ve heard if you can get there, you’re likely to be let in and be allowed to stay.

Maybe if the federal government hadn’t failed in one of its key responsibilities – defending our borders – and we had not ended up a country with a huge illegal alien population, there might have been more receptivity to permitting thousands of poor, non-English speaking children, teens and moms into the country to stay, given this truly were a humanitarian crisis.

But, that’s not the case. Americans are saying, “Enough is enough.”

This weekend, across the country, people will exercise their right to assemble and protest against illegal immigration and amnesty. If you’re in California, below is information on protest locations (for other states, go here):

CALIFORNIA PROTESTS AGAINST ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION

FRIDAY, July 18 and SATURDAY, July 19

July 18

Anaheim, Yorba Linda Boulevard and the 57 Overpass | 7 am - 10 am

Atascadero, San Luis Obispo County, Curbaril Avenue Overpass | 3 pm - 7 pm

Belmont, at the Ralston Ave Overpass by Oracle | 7:30 am - 11:30 am

Brea, Imperial Hwy Overpass over 57 Freeway | 10 am - 1 pm

Gardena, I-110: 676 W. 135th Street | 4 pm - 8 pm

Long Beach, Wardlow Road/605 Fwy at the Overpass | 10 am - 1 pm

Los Angeles, 4th Avenue & 23rd Street | 1 pm - 7 pm (for more info call 323.605.8326)

Murrieta, Madison Avenue, Border Patrol Station | 7 am - 10 am

Sacramento, Umpqua Bank Overpass @ 1 Capital Mall | 4:30 pm - dusk

San Bernardino, Waterman Ave and 210 Freeway Overpass | 3 pm - 7:30 pm

San Bernardino, 293 North "D" Street, Consulate of Mexico | 5 pm - dusk

San Diego, 1549 India Street, between W Beech Street & W Cedar Street in Little Italy at the Mexican Consulate | 10 am - 1 pm

Santa Clara, Bayshore Freeway, Great America Parkway & Highway 101, Overpass | 3 pm - 6 pm

Santa Cruz, HWY 1 Branciforte Overpass | 4 pm - 7 pm

Tulare, Prosperity & Hwy 99 at the Overpass | 10 am - 1 pm

July 19

Acton, Vincent Hill Station Overpass | 9 am - Noon

Anaheim, Overpass at 57 Freeway and Ball Road | 10 am - 1 pm

Atascadero, San Luis Obispo County, Curbaril Ave Overpass | 9 am - Noon

Bakersfield, Ming & Hwy 99 Overpass | 8 am - 1 pm

Burbank, Overpass at E. Burbank Blvd. & I-5 | 11 am - 4 pm

Carlsbad, Tamarack Overpass in Carlsbad & the 5 Freeway | 9 am - Noon

Claremont, Inland Empire: 210 freeway exit Towne Ave Overpass | 11 am - 4 pm

Coachella, Washington Street Overpass at I-10 | 8 am - 1 pm

Elk Grove, Elk Grove Boulevard @ HWY 99 | 8 am - 1 pm

Fresno, W Olive Ave @ HWY 99 near Roeding Park | 8 am - 1 pm

Hesperia, Protest on the Main Street Overpass @ I-15 in Hesperia | 10 am - 1 pm

Irvine, Yale Bridge Overpass; turn North onto Yale from Michelson |3 pm - 6 pm

La Mesa, Severin/Amaya Overpass, right near the Brigantine | 8 am - 11 am

Long Beach, Wardlow Road/605 Fwy Overpass | 10 am - 1 pm

Los Angeles, 2321 4th Avenue at the L.A. Pedestrian Crossing at Arlington Avenue | 11 am - 4 pm

Malibu, on PCH & 27, between Malibu and Santa Monica | 11 am - 4 pm

Murrieta, Madison Avenue, Border Patrol Station | 7 am - 10 am

Murrieta, Murrieta Hot Springs Rd. & I-215 Overpass | 11 am - 4 pm

Redding, Hartnell Ave @ I-5 Overpass | 8 am - 1 pm

Sacramento, 1315 10th Street at the California State Capitol | 9 am - Noon

San Bernardino, Catholic Diocese of San Bernardino-HQ, 1201 E Highland Avenue | 8 am - 11 am

San Bernardino, 293 North "D" Street, Consulate of Mexico | 5 pm - dusk

San Diego, 720 E San Ysidro Boulevard, Port of Entry Processing illegals | 10 am - 4 pm

San Jose, Park Avenue near Santa Clara University @ I-880 | 11 am - 4 pm

Santa Clara, Bayshore Freeway, the Great America Pkwy and HW 101 Overpass | 10 am - 4 pm

Santa Rosa, Earle Street Overpass at 101 and HWY 12, | 11 am - 4 pm

Walnut Creek, Footbridge near 801 Ygnacio Valley Road | 10 am - 4 pm

Wear a hat and bring water; it’s likely to be hot!

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