What ostensibly was a rally to legalize millions of illegal aliens turned into a pro-Obama union rally Saturday in Jersey City. Doesn’t look like they had all that much support.
Thousands of people gathered in the shadow of the Statue of Liberty today to support comprehensive immigration reform as a debate over the issue wends its way through the highest levels of U.S. government.
“We want to stop the exploitation of labor,” the Rev. Gabriel Salguero, president of the National Latino Evangelical Coalition, told the cheering crowd of roughly 2,000 union members, immigrants and supporters at Liberty State Park.
“We’re looking for comprehensive reform that keeps the unification of families and doesn’t tie border security to a path to citizenship,” Salguero said after his speech.
Amazing how they parrot Democrat talking points, huh? Well, hate to break it to you, Reverend, but your illegal pals aren’t exactly in a position to make demands now, are they?
Union colors dotted the crowd as the members of the Laborers International Union of North America and the Service Employees International Union turned out in force chanting “Si se puede” — Spanish for “Yes we can.”
“Jersey City is the landing place for so many immigrants who came here for the same reason I came here: economic opportunity and freedom” said Jersey City Mayor Jerramiah Healy. “It is time for sensible immigration reform.”
Healy was among a roster of New Jersey political heavyweights including Sen. Robert Menendez (D-N.J.), Rep. Frank Pallone (D-6th Dist.), Rep. Rush Holt (D-12th Dist.) and Newark Mayor Cory Booker.
“To me it’s an issue of human rights. It’s an issue of what our country is about,” Booker said before addressing the crowd.
Our country used to be about respecting the law, Mr. Mayor, but apparently that’s not your thing.