I don’t know what to make of the problem of illegal immigration. I don’t know enough about the topic to hold a position on many of the central issues. It all seems too complex for me to make any snap decisions on.
I was aware of some sort of an immigrant protest due to take place today, but I assumed that not much would come of it. I’m watching the NBC Nightly News right now and it’s quite clear that I was wrong.
In city after city, state after state, the largest protests in the history of the states took place today. Hundreds of thousands in the streets of New York City and Los Angeles. Thousands of businesses closed. Immigrants from Ireland, Poland, Nigeria, Mexico, Sengal and Morocco took to the streets, waving American flags and singing the national anthem. The most astounding statistic was that ninety percent of the truckers needed to move cargo from the California ports simply didn’t show up. It’s clear that this was a major event, probably one of the most important protests in recent years.
I don’t know what will come of it. But if the goal was to make Americans aware of the impact of immigrants on the United States, it worked.