Central Texas Tea Party members organized a protest to urge local lawmakers to pass a resolution banning the transportation of illegal immigrants to the town of Temple and Bell County. The illegal immigration protest was just one of many similar events going on around the country as the federal government buses and flies illegal aliens to municipalities for holding and ultimately release. Deportation hearing notices are routinely issued, but government statistics note that barely half of the individuals show up for the legal proceedings.
Tea Party local chapter president John Coleman said, "We don't want Temple to be a city that harbors illegal immigrants. We are making sure that the mayor and city council pass resolutions to prevent it."
After gathering around the Temple Municipal Building, the group marched carrying signs sharing their sentiments. One sign referred to the illegal immigrants as "Undocumented Democrats." As previously reported by The Inquisitr, the Somos Independent or Tequila Party amnesty advocates want the Justice Department to prosecute Murrieta, California, illegal immigrant Tea Party protesters as "domestic terrorists" for blocking buses of illegal aliens from coming into their town.
After the Temple, Texas, illegal immigrants protest, the Tea Party members presented a resolution draft to Mayor Danny Dunn and city council members. The same resolution was also given to the Bell Country Commissioners.
An excerpt from the illegal immigrants resolution reads:
"Refuse requests or directives by federal agencies to permit or establish any facility for the purposes of processing, housing, or detaining any illegal aliens, designated as refugee or otherwise."It is unclear if adult illegal aliens or undocumented children who also crossed the border illegally, are slated to arrive in Temple. The Obama administration has not notified state or local lawmakers about transportation plans. Administration officials acknowledged the publics right to know, but also stated that privacy rights for the illegal immigrants must be respected.
The Central Texas Tea Party president told local news media that a rally by the Refugee Children group held earlier in the week had no influence on either the march or the resolution. The Refugee Children groups was formed to advocate for the illegal immigrant children who crossed the Texas border after traveling from Central American and Mexico.
The pro-amnesty rally also served as a campaign event for former District city council member Judy Morales, who is now running for re-election. "It doesn't have anything to do with Judy or her people. Our federal government has become deceitful and is lying to us," Coleman added.
Just a few hours before the Tea Party protest in Temple, Representative John Carter announced a bill designed to address the massive influx of illegal immigrants. The Protection of Children Act of 2014 would amend the 2008 law pertaining to illegal child immigrants from noncontiguous countries. The 2008 law signed by President George W. Bush was reportedly written to address victims of sex trafficking.
What do you think about illegal immigrants arriving in states and towns without the knowledge of lawmakers and the public?
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