Union Hosted Immigration Rally on CLOSED DC Mall Oct 8: Officials Protecting First Amendment Rights

The Camino Americano: March for Immigration Reform has been granted a permit to rally on the National Mall closed to everyone else. According to the Park Service it’s all about the group’s First Amendment rights. A “somber” reading of the names of those who died at the border or were “deported” for being illegal is highlight of the event. We can assume Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry’s name will not be uttered. The group has control of the area from noon to 6 pm today, October 8th.


Susana Flores, a spokesperson for the rally, confirmed for the Washington Examiner that the Park Service will allow the event to take place under the group’s rights granted by the First Amendment.

About 30 members of Congress are expected to attend the rally, including House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., and Sen. Robert Menendez, D-N.J.

The event is hosted by several immigration activist groups, together with the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) and the AFL-CIO. Read more at Washington Examiner

The SEIU (Service Employees International Union) is expecting “tens of thousands” to flood the Washington Mall. The ralliers are seeking “dignity and respect” through song.

Los Tigres del Norte will headline the free Concert and will be joined by guest artists Lila Downs and Little Joe (Hernandez). Los Tigres have been at the forefront of the immigration debate from almost the very beginning. The outdoor, two-hour concert will begin at 12:30 p.m. at 10th Street and the National Mall. While many of you may not be able to join us in person, we hope that the Concert and March will resonate in your hearts and minds….

The Camino Americano Concert will draw on the power of song, the embrace of culture, and a further definition of who Latinos are today ― our historical presence in this country and our own civil rights struggles that ran parallel with the African American experience and the future promise of a people and a nation. Source: Huffington Post

Camino Americano has full control of who is allowed from the press – on a public, taxpayer-funded, plot of land purchased and kept free by the blood of Americans.

Apparently Veterans of foreign wars have no First Amendment Rights as they have been shut-out of the Mall this week, unless and until they or supporters used wire cutters to get in. If the First Amendment is the issue, then the Mall should be open to everyone, 24/7 regardless of government shutdowns.

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  • this is what a totalitarian government does: it openly rewards its friends and openly punishes its foes. No more of this government by the people crap. This is government doing whatever it wants.

    • Norma, yes this is what Marxists do.

      • Ray Hause

        Maggie, we have no one who has a large audience to pull people together. At one time Glenn Beck acted as a organizer but we no longer have any voice who can spread the word. This would be a good time for people such as Ted Cruz or Sara Palin to come forward.

  • Ray Hause

    It is time that organizations such as the VFW pull together all of the ex-military groups and show our power. Many of us Veterans would be more than happy to show this administration we are the America being ignored and any attempt to further destroy our country will be addressed by the veteran.
    So, if there members of the VFW on this site, what are you guys doing?

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  • SO Sheriff Arpaio gets into trouble for asking hispanics about their citizenship but notices for illegal alien rally’s are written in Spanish. Shouldn’t those notices be required to be written in English since we don’t want to “target” anybody by race or national origin.

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    This is so disgraceful ! can’t even believe this is happening in our country and on our soil ! not surprised by anything no more …. But the disrespect that is directed at our Veterans and by our OWN ELECTED Offcials is so much more of a disgrace an who ever lives in these states that elect any of these creeps need to step up come election time an oust every one of them , who if it for OUR VETERANS …..would not be able to be doing what they are!! TRUE AMERICANS SUPPORT ALL THE BRAVE MEN AND WOMEN !!!!!!!! I’m happy they are being helped to get to visit the parks by “distractions”but it’s sickening that this is how we are paying those who selflessly served our country ,themselves being treated as if they are crossing a damn border illegally …. Disgusted!