Protesters in Vasser, Michigan, marched from city hall Monday, July 14.
A massive protest scheduled for July 18 and 19 across the United States is aimed at stopping the influx of Central American children flooding across the border, and more than a dozen smaller community protests already have played roles in stopping the children from being brought there.
Citizens in Westminster, Maryland; Oracle, Arizona; Vassar, Michigan; Greece, New York, and many other places have blocked the importation of illegal aliens into their communities through public protests, letters and official resolutions from elected leaders.
In Greece, New York, a vacant 90,000-square-foot warehouse was under consideration by the federal government as temporary housing for illegal child immigrants but local elected leaders put a stop to the plan.
“It is my understanding from talking to the developer that he and the federal government would not move forward with this if the community did not support it, and we do not,” City Supervisor Bill Reilich said during a news conference at Greece Town Hall.
In Brockport, New York, near Rochester, the feds were eyeing a vacant Walmart as housing for illegal alien children from Central America. Rep. Chris Collins, R-New York, came out against the plan, which is now being reconsidered.
“As I have said before, it is unacceptable the federal government is trying to force the hardworking taxpayers of New York to foot the bill to house undocumented immigrants,” said Collins in a statement.
According to Collins, HHS is considering at least two other facilities in the state — a former convent in Saratoga County and a business park in Nassau County.
The federal agency was embarrassed earlier last month when it sent agents to inspect a facility near Buffalo it was considering for housing UACs. When the agents showed up to inspect the facility, they were informed that it was a fully functional resort and spa.
Gheen said the coalition includes groups from varied backgrounds, including 2 Million Bikers to D.C., America Working, Americans Have Had Enough Coalition, Remember 1986, Tea Party Community and Riders USA. See the full list here. http://makethemlisten.wix.com/nationwideprotest