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“Pro-communism, pro-socialism, anti-American, opposed to borders and ending all deportations, pretty sums up the message,” the site Rebel Pundit says, which attended the rally on March 10 and took the above video. It says many of the participants are either from Chicagosocialists.org or the Immigrant Youth Justice League.
According to the site, the socialists and revolutionaries in attendance were more than just “tagging along” as one person in the video suggests — their participation had been well-planned:
One protester claims that the socialist and communist marchers were just “tagging along”, however this seems to be an understatement as the Chicago Socialists.org Invitation to the large march scheduled to join the Immigrant Youth was promoted and prominently displayed on their website; ChicagoSocialists.org. The socialist marchers also accounted for doubling the number of attendees at the protest from a couple hundred to a total of roughly five hundred people. Ironically, the theme of the protest was “Undocumented, Unafraid and Unapologetic”, yet some of the protesters kept their faces covered for the duration of the entire gathering.
The rally’s goal is worrisome considering a startling report from CNS News regarding border security. The news outlet says, “663 individuals arrested along the southwest border in 2010 were from countries designated as ‘special interest’ or from countries known to have ties with terrorism.”
CNS based its information on a speech by Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX) on Thursday.
“It’s not just that we’re seeing immigration across our southern border from countries like Mexico — people seeking to work and provide for their families,” said Cornyn, who sits on the Senate Judiciary subcommittee on homeland security and terrorism. “Indeed in the last year alone — where 445,000 individuals were detained at the southwest border — 59,000 came from countries other than Mexico.
He added: “These included 663 individuals from special-interest countries like Afghanistan, Libya, Pakistan, Somalia, and Yemen and four countries that have been designated by the U.S. Department of State as state-sponsors of terror – Cuba, Iran, Syria, and Sudan.”