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 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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