June 30, 2007

Washington Post: Illegals not leaving… D.A. quoted in story

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Washington Post

Failure of amnesty scheme has invaders down, not leaving
Many Say They Will Remain — and Keep Working — in the United States Illegally

By Pamela Constable and N.C. Aizenman
Washington Post Staff Writers
Saturday, June 30, 2007; Page B01

Although angered and alarmed by the Senate rejection of immigration reform, illegal immigrants in the Washington area said yesterday that they would risk staying here rather than return to impoverished countries with harsh conditions or low wages.

“This is a very big blow to all of us,” said Roberto Villaroel, 47, a day laborer from Bolivia and a leader of illegal immigrants in Northern Virginia. “The bill would have brought stability to our community and stopped the persecution of workers. It would have transformed the world of immigrants. Instead, we are left in a very bad and fearful place, and all because of politics.”

…”The Senate surrendered to the will of the vast majority of the American people, who wanted our laws enforced and our borders secured,” said D. A. King, an activist in Georgia who organized several rallies in Washington against the legislation. “The first sentence of the bill clearly made illegal aliens [criminals] legal…”

Please read the rest here…and remember: The open borders lobby will never give up, so niether can we.