50 Activists Rally at office of Rep. Ed Royce in Brea on Immigration

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Protesters rally in support of Immigration reforms proposed by President Barack Obama outside the Offices of Congressman Ed Royce in Brea. (Photo: Lou Delgado)

More than 50 activists and counter protesters gathered at 1 p.m. outside the office of Congressman Ed Royce on Tuesday to demand he change his positions on immigration and support President Barack Obama’s reform plan that would clear a path to citizenship for millions of illegal immigrants. The group, organized by the Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights of Los Angeles, or CHIRLA  is part of a national effort in 19 states, 90 cities, involving more than 100 Congressional districts, 38 US Senators, and 582 families impacted by the broken immigration system.  The tour will travel 20,000 miles and meet up March 13 in Washington, DC, where 150 families, representing the 1,500 immigrants deported daily, will hold sessions with Senators and House Members.

The Bus Tour participants were met by a handful of counter demonstrators, primarily TEA Party activists who support Congressman Royce, in his opposition to a path to legal residency, and citizenship for undocumented immigrants n the U. S. Congressman Royce was in Washington, D.C. and missed seeing the rally, but as the Orange County Register reports Royce released a written statement in response to the visit saying in part:

“We are hearing renewed interest from all sides on the immigration issue. … I will say this, however, I have long-standing views that border security must be front and center.”

At 3 p.m. the bus tour had moved on to the Office of Congressman John Campbell in Irvine.

Our intrepid photographer Lou Delgado was able to get some pictures from Tuesdays protests. For the slideshowclick here.

  5 comments for “50 Activists Rally at office of Rep. Ed Royce in Brea on Immigration

  1. March 6, 2013 at 10:47 am

    The Liberal media should ask the demonstrators why illegals who pay criminal smuggling gangs thousands of dollars to sneak them into the United States and provide them with fraudulent IDs, deserve the same rights and privileges as American citizens. The government requires all males, including illegal aliens, betweeen the age of 18-25 to register with the Selective Service; failing to do so is a felony.Have these wanna-be residents complied with the law?

    If immigrants want to change immigration laws, they should go back to their countries and change the dacronian anti-immigrant laws incorporated in their country’s constitution.

    • March 6, 2013 at 5:09 pm

      Human beings, by definition, are not illegal George. But let me ask you, what would you do to improve your own families life? If undocumented immigrants wanted to serve in American armed forces as a fast pass to citizenship, are you OK with that? Undocumented immigrants are subjected to poor working conditions, substandard wages, long hours and are often victims of crime. I’d like to see companies caught hiring undocumented workers fined significantly as a deterent but reform our immigration process to what is was when my grandfather came through Ellis Island. Reasonably painless compared to today. By reforming immigration, we provide immigrants the chance to pay their share of taxes in exchange for services. But be prepared to pay more at the gorcery store or more for services related to “jobs Americans don’t want.” And by all means, complain about “illegals” to anyone you know who is a native American.

  2. March 8, 2013 at 11:08 am

    If strangers barged into your home, then asserted that by living many years on the property they have the same rights as the property owner,(like adverse possession) then invites more strangers and family members to the property, would you call the police, or file legal action to remove these illegal squatters from the property or would you move out and in a spirit of ‘compassion’ allow the illegal squatters to take over the property?

    This is exactly how illegal immigrants are occupying
    our country. This country is governed by the rule of law. Every country has immigration laws, stricter than U.S. laws. Enforcing the law is not a violation of “human rights”.
    LIberals are not motived by compassion; they see illegals as potential voters who can be easily manipulated. By Immigration Reform, democrats and illegal immigrants mean Amnesty. We’ve had seven amnesties which only encouraged more illegal immigration. We need to enforce our excisting laws, secure our borders and protect jobs for Americans.

    • Sharon
      March 8, 2013 at 7:02 pm

      Well according to your definition, unless you are a member of one of the Native American tribes, you and your forebearers are ALL “illegal immigrants” because you barged into (their) home, and took their property away AND all their rights!! Or perhaps, people with light skin have a certain “right” to take and retain property and rights and deny all of that to those people with darker skins?

  3. March 10, 2013 at 1:05 pm

    The issue is illegal immigration. Every country on the planet has immigration laws. Are you saying everyone should live without restrictions in any country, countries should not have borders, and that lands should revert to the natives of the land?

    The United States was first occupied by many native American tribes (or nations) who fought each other over territory. If American natives want to rewrite history, they alone not Mexico, India, or any foreign country should assert any territorial rights. By the way, did you know that American natives living near the Mexican/American border are fighting against illegal aliens and drug smugglers who are trespassing thru their lands?

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