"Why are [undocumented immigrants] coming here, to do us good or harm? You don't know, and I don't know." - State Rep Marie Parente, featured speaker at upcoming anti-immigrant meeting in MA.
Stand up to these anti-immigrant extremists!
Saturday, January 21, 9:45 AM
Wellesley Free Library
530 Washington Street, Wellesley, MA (directions at end of message)
"If I find you are in my country illegally, I'm not going to worry about political correctness. I will detain you." - N.H. police chief Garrett Chamberlain, guest speaker at upcoming anti-immigrant meeting in MA
MA Coalition for Immigration Reform, a local anti-immigrant group "dedicated to reducing legal and illegal immigration" is holding a meeting in Wellesley on Saturday, January 21, 2006. Their guest speakers will be: Garrett Chamberlain, police chief in New Ipswich, N.H. who arrested undocumented immigrants and charged them with criminal trespassing simply because of their immigration status, even though he had no legal authority to do so. State Rep Marie Parente, a Democrat who led opposition to the in-state tuition bill which would have given immigrant students equal access to state colleges and universities. "Giving benefits to illegal immigrants sends the wrong message… Why should taxpayers pay for their decision to come illegally?" Marie Parente: "Some of the younger terrorists behind the Sept. 11 attacks, [Parente] pointed out, were not far off in age from that of college-bound students." (Daily News Tribune, 4/19/05)
Let the public know how extreme these groups are! (The library's page lists this as a discussion on "immigraiton and local activism.") We plan to protest outside the library (but NOT disrupt the meeting). Please join us to expose these extremists and spread a strong, pro-immigrant message. For more information and questions please call - Ana Amaral at Jobs with Justice, (617) 524-8778 - N. American Alliance for Fair Employment, (617) 482-6300 - Gabriel Camacho at Project Voice AFSC, (617) 661-6130 x 115