Is it our spacious skies and majestic purple mountains? Or is it the prosperity produced by an innovative class of humans?
And if that innovation is tempered by cultural thermodynamics, will our prosperity wane and falter? Will our progeny suffer, being overwhelmed by takers rather than makers?
Will the shining light on the hill no longer be able to benefit the very cultures that are taking our spoils as they amass within our borders?
It's akin to a ghetto culture pilfering the shelves of a grocery store for immediate gratification, only to find the store must close their doors -- only it's on a national and international scale!
Here are the details from our source:
A national group known for its controversial demonstrations against U.S. immigration enforcement policies said it was helping roughly 160 people enter the United States from Mexico, without authorization, through San Diego.
Mohammad Abdollahi, a leader of the National Immigrant Youth Alliance, told Fox News Latino on Monday that his group, along with others assisting in California, had about 158 people ready to cross the border at the Tijuana-San Diego checkpoint and ask to remain in the United States.
"We might have other people joining," he said.
Some of the people participating in the protest were scheduled to speak about how their families had been torn apart by deportations, according to a press release about the event. NIYA is organizing the crossing with assistance from two California advocacy groups, Border Angels and "The Bring Them Home" projects.
In a statement, NIYA said: “This will be the third time the #BringThemHome campaign has fought for immigrants who were deported or forced to leave their homes in the United States. On Monday, they will begin the long journey back to their loved ones across the country after crossing the border in San Diego.”
Last year two previous crossings, which also originated in Mexico, involved smaller groups – nine the first time, and about 34 the second time. Those groups were called DREAM 9 and DREAM 34.
Most of the people in both groups requested political asylum, saying they feared persecution if they returned to Mexico. They were detained for weeks by immigration officials; most passed an initial fear of persecution screening and are awaiting final decisions on their political asylum claims. A few in the second group were deported.
The provocative move created divisions within advocates who want more lenient immigration policies and a dramatic reduction in deportations.
Some supported the immigrants who approached the border, and the groups that coordinated their action, saying that other approaches to pushing for significant changes in U.S. immigration policies had failed. But others in the advocacy community frowned on the dramatic border crossings, characterizing them as publicity stunts and saying that would be a setback in the push for comprehensive immigration reform.
This latest protest comes as frustration is reaching a new peak among critics of Obama’s record number of deportations. Nearly 2 million people have been deported since Obama became president. Last week, using a term that many advocates of more lenient immigration policies have used to refer to the president, Janet Murguia, head of the National Council of La Raza, called him “Deporter-in-Chief” in a speech about immigration at a gala event.
After Murguia’s speech, U.S. Rep. Luis Gutierrez, an Illinois Democrats, delivered a blistering speech on the House floor about Obama’s deportation record, and repeated the term to refer to the president.
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