Catholic Church in San Francisco`s Mission district
rang with chants of
"Si se puede"
Saturday evening, as
Rep. Luis Gutierrez`s Magical Amnesty Tour rolled
featuring illegal alien sob stories in an
open bid to undermine American law and sovereignty.
I was there.
And a surprise guest showed up to join in the message
of "No more
raids!"… none other than Speaker Nancy Pelosi,
appearing in her home district.
Apparently the #3 person in Washington values a
worker amnesty enough to spend her valuable time
supporting foreign lawbreakers.
The kids were the opening act of the evening after
preliminary prayers in Spanish for the long-suffering
Little nine-year old Ivan Torres led off, saying that he
wanted to be an
FBI agent when he grows up…so he could catch the
That argument was a main theme—that the kids` parents
were not bad guys, but were hard-working and valuable
members of society. The topics of job thievery,
identity theft and the astronomical
employment loss of citizens did not come up.
Even an imaginary sob story counts big in today`s
victimology-crazed liberal talking points. Ivan
"lives in fear"
according to the press—but whose fault is that?
Rep. Gutierrez delivered his spiel (well
practiced on his 16-city tour), promising to appeal
to President Obama about the
of mixed families, as if plopping out a couple of
anchor babies should put
lawbreaking parents outside the bounds of immigration
That notion would surprise the many inmates of
prisons throughout the country, who have been separated
from their children because of criminal prosecutions.
Without workplace immigration enforcement, thousands
citizens and legal immigrants would be out of work.
But honesty about the illegal influx is rare among local
journalists of the Left Coast. Remember that the San
Francisco government makes
city ID cards available to foreigners, and a
Campos) brags on his official website about being an
Last year, the city
advertised its official sanctuary status, so that
more lawbreakers would be aware of the generous
taxpayer-funded benefits available to them.
But even given the ultra-liberal environment, isn`t
it news when the Speaker declares her disdain for the
laws and sovereignty she has sworn to protect?
more than 4 million jobs lost since December 07, the
Speaker should reasonably be expected to support citizen
workers first and foremost. But she does not. Her
constituents and the rest of America have a right to
know why not.
The San Francisco Chronicle produced the
requisite puff piece about the event,
Pelosi: End raids splitting immigrant families.
[By Kelly Zito, March 8, 2009]
Nancy Pelosi joined hundreds of families Saturday
evening at a church in San Francisco`s Mission District
demanding an end to the immigration raids and
deportations that separate
children across the United States.
has said securing U.S. borders is a top priority, used
the forum to call for a comprehensive immigration
program that recognizes the broad contributions
immigrants have made to the fabric of the country.
is about our children,` Pelosi told a crowd of mostly
Latino families at St. Anthony`s Church.”
A more accurate description of what
Speaker Pelosi said would be far more incendiary than
milquetoast account. She enthusiastically supported an
end to workplace immigration enforcement, despite the
millions of Americans who desperately need jobs. She
accepted illegal aliens` accounts of arrests as being
"un-American", rather than accepting enforcement
officers` professionalism. She apparently sees no
difference between legal immigrants and illegal aliens.
She stood onstage and cheerfully joined in chants of
se puede"—which in illegal alien gatherings is
normally understood to mean amnesty and maximum freebies
Below is a snip from a
transcript of Pelosi`s remarks, as patiently
Rick Oltman, the spokesman for
Population Stabilization. He also went undercover to
witness the Gutierrez road show and record the event,
now viewable on YouTube,
Part 1 and
"Forgive me for not being able to speak to you in Spanish. I want to join
all of you in welcoming my colleague
Congressman Gutierrez to San Francisco. As he…
[applause] As he said, he`s on a nationwide tour that
goes on and on across the country, lobbying for and
comprehensive immigration policy.
“And yes, a fair policy
for everyone to stop the raids. To stop the raids.
You are a
special people. You`re here on a Saturday night to
take responsibility for our country`s future. That makes
you very, very patriotic. Because, our future is about
“When our country came
together, the very beginning of the country, they said
it was a new order for the ages, a forum for the ages.
And they knew that would be true because every
generation would take responsibility for the next
generation to make the country better. And that became
true because the American Dream drew people to our
shores and when they came and when your parents and
families came, whether it was yesterday or four
centuries ago, and when my
ancestors came from Italy with their hopes and their
dreams and their aspirations and determination for a
better future for your family, that optimism, that hope,
that courage, that determination of immigrants of your
families when you arrived here, making America more
“You brought with you
your tradition of family values, of faith, of community,
“How then could America
say it`s ok to send
parents of children away? What value system is that?
I think it`s un-American. I think it`s un-American.
“I want to join Luis
Gutierrez in saluting the families for their courage,
for their generosity and spirit, of spirit, to share
“Ivan, and Guadalupe and
Yvette, for sharing their stories about their families
politician`s speeches will ever be as eloquent as
their personal testimony about what their family has
“Who in our country,
who in our country, could not be
moved by their stories? Who in our country
would not want to change a policy of kicking in doors in
the middle of the night and sending a parent away from
“It must be stopped. It must be stopped. "
You can watch a brief snippet of
Pelosi`s passionate presentation at the church on
this video clip. She remarked to a reporter:
"We must stop the raids; they`re un-American. Just the idea that the
stories we heard of people kicking in doors in the
middle of the night, deporting fathers, separating them
from their children… it`s un-American."
As Rick Oltman remarked after the church performance:
"It was shocking to see the
third in line for the Presidency telling illegal
aliens they were
patriotic for taking responsibility for our
Indeed, the whole evening was a disorienting trip
through the looking glass—where the normal assumptions
of American society were reversed.
In the Pelosi alternate universe, illegal aliens are
US patriots and the law enforcement officers who protect
our safety from Mexican cartel thugs are
Of course, if there`s no immigration enforcement,
then the Amnesty Express won`t need
Brenda Walker (email
her) lives in Northern California and publishes
ImmigrationsHumanCost.org. Being among Speaker
Pelosi and her reprobate friends reminded her of the
Star Trek episode ("Mirror,
Mirror"), in which a transporter malfunction
sends Captain Kirk and the Enterprise to a parallel
opposite reality where evil is openly embraced and the
crew meets their depraved counterparts. It was the
First Officer Spock had a goatee—nearly everyone
remembers that part.