Immigration Reform Protesters Swamp Denver GOP Offices


Release from Service Employees International Union Local 105 on a protest against inaction on immigration reform by Colorado Republicans in Congress–especially U.S. Senate candidate Cory Gardner–held outside the Cherry Creek offices of the Denver Republican Party today. Video clips from the protest after the jump:

Immigration advocate voters, immigrants and community leaders marched on the Colorado & Denver Republican party headquarters today calling on Cory Gardner to clear his record on Immigration Reform.
"We know Gardner's anti-immigrant record and won't let him hide from it," said Jennifer Rodriguez, a member leader with the Service Employees International Union Local 105 and a Colorado voter. "We will be actively educating and turning out voters in the next few months so they know the truth about who Gardner is. We will hold him accountable at the ballot box."
Gardner was one of only a handful of Republicans in the House of Representatives including Michelle Bachman who opposed Speaker Boehner's principles on immigration reform in January of this year. Due to this opposition, Boehner pulled his commitment to the principles just a short week later. The result? Comprehensive Immigration Reform was never allowed a vote in the GOP controlled House this year.
"The majority of Coloradans support comprehensive immigration reform and fixing our broken system, Gardner's time to show us he truly believes in a comprehensive solution and not just border security is over," said Yemane Woldesilassie, an Aurora voter and Ethiopian immigrant.
The march on the Colorado/Denver GOP offices culminated when Denver police were called to dispatch the crowd.
Woldesilassie added, "They can make us leave today but they can't keep us at home come Election Day." [Pols emphasis]


13 Community Comments, Facebook Comments

  1. Moderatus says:

    Let me get this straight. Illegal immigrants protest American politicians.

    Are they going to vote us out of office? Maybe if Barry and the Democrats get their way and make them all citizens. But otherwise, and especially since that won't be happening before November, this is the most toothless threat there is.

    And it should outrage real American citizens.

    • DawnPatrol says:

      Please cite your proof that so much as ONE person in this crowd is an "illegal immigrant." We'll wait…

      • Diogenesdemar says:

        . . . you don't see any three-cornered hats do you?  How can there be any reel umurikenz without any three-cornered hats?

        (You're welcome, Moddy.  I thought you sounded especially overwhelmed today . . . )

    • OrangeFree says:

      Just because they're Lation means they're illegal immigrants? 

      Oh, and it's President Obama, not Barry. Respect the office, ingrate. 

    • Curmudgeon says:

      How, exactly, do you determine that those protesters aren't Real American Citizens?

      …..oh, right. 

      psssst, Moddy; your sheet is showing. 

    • Old Time Dem says:

      First of all, your assumption that the protesters are "illegal immigrants" marks you as a bigoted douchebag.

      Second, even if one (or all) of the protesters are "illegal immigrants," elected representatives are supposed to represent all their constituents, not just the constituents who voted for them.

  2. DawnPatrol says:

    This footage will likely serve as the lead story on Univision across CO tonight, and possibly on Denver's 2, 4, 7, 9, 20 and 31 as well.

    Up next: Cory vs. Anti-Personhood demonstrators!

  3. Conserv. Head Banger says:

    Ofr course there is no way to know if any of these demonstrators are illegal, just from looking at photographs. Now, one could brush up on one's Spanish, mingle in the crowd, and ask to see green cards………

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