Monday, September 17, 2007

People are just fed up with the alien criminals

SIMI VALLEY, Calif. (AP) - Dozens of activists on both sides of the illegal immigration debate faced off outside a church where an illegal immigrant is being sheltered with her U.S.-born infant son.

One immigrant-rights advocate was injured with a chemical spray during Sunday's confrontation at the United Church of Christ, and police were investigating allegations that an opposing protester was responsible, police Capt. John McGinty said.

Members of the anti-illegal immigration group Save Our State, which organized the rally that drew about 120 protesters and counter-protesters, said they had hoped to make a citizen's arrest of the woman, who has identified herself only as Liliana.

The woman has been living in the church's former parsonage as part of the New Sanctuary Movement, which arranges church accommodations for illegal immigrants in the U.S.

Group members shouted for Liliana, who lived in Oxnard before taking shelter at the church, to give herself up.

"I'm here because I'm for the movement for the illegals to go home," protester Dee Barrow said.

Isn't it interesting how the Left regards the so-called separation of church and state to be so absolute that they become irritated if the president even closes a speech by saying "God bless the American People", yet when an alien criminal seeks sanctuary in a church they expect the immigration authorities to respect that sanctuary as though this were medieval Europe where the Pope outranked the king?