Gustavo Torres of Casa De Maryland states: ‘Finally, we have a president who looks like us, and he’s going to fight for us.’ . . .


Gustavo Torres Executive Director of Casa De Maryland.

All the Delegates and Senators, including my own Senator Don Munson from Washington County who voted to give this organization over 1 million dollars of our Tax Dollars should be held accountable and voted out in this coming election.  Maryland has been funding Illegal Alien Activity in Maryland to the tune of 1.4 billion dollars a year of tax payer monies on Social Services see (Paulette Faulkner Case, where 52,000 Illegal Aliens were given Social Services), incarceration, schooling, etc.  Article below from The Washington Post.

From Help Save Maryland – Brad Botwin, Executive Director

ONCE AGAIN MARYLAND’S TOP ELECTED OFFICIALS IN ANNAPOLIS ( O’MALLEY, MILLER AND BUSCH) AND MONTGOMERY/PRINCE GEORGE’S COUNTIES (LEGGETT AND JOHNSON) HAVE BEEN PLAYED FOR FOOLS BY GUSTAVO TORRES, DIRECTOR OF THE CENTRAL AMERICAN SOLIDARITY ASSOCIATION (CASA DE MARYLAND).

CASA IS FUNDED AT THE STATE AND LOCAL LEVELS TO THE TUNE OF MILLIONS EACH YEAR, WHILE AT THE SAME TIME WE ARE FURLOUGHING TEACHERS, FIREMEN AND POLICE OFFICERS ACROSS THE STATE.  FRIENDS AND NEIGHBORS HAVE LOST THEIR JOBS AND HOMES BUT O’MALLEY AND HIS ILK HAVE PLENTY OF CASH FOR CASA.

THE ARTICLE BELOW HIGHLIGHTS JUST WHAT GUSTAVO TORRES, A FORMER NATIVE OF EL SALVADOR AND COLLEGUE OF VENEZUELAN DICTATOR HUGO CHAVEZ, DOES WITH OUR $$$.  HE BUSES IN ILLEGAL ALIENS TO PROTEST AGAINST OUR GOVERNMENT.  GUSTAVO WANTS AMNESTY FOR HIS CRIMINAL ILLEGAL ALIEN FRIENDS.

TORRES HAD A ROUGH AFTERNOON.  THE TURNOUT OF ILLEGALS AND THEIR SUPPORTERS WAS QUITE POOR.  HE COULDN’T EVEN FIGURE OUT HOW TO BLOCK TRAFFIC OR EVEN GET HIS PAID PROTESTERS ARRESTED.  HOW EMBARRASSING!

WE DON’T NEED COMPREHENSIVE IMMIGRATION REFORM.  WE JUST NEED A GOOD DOSE OF E-VERIFY, 287G AND ENFORCEMENT OF LEGAL PRESENCE & THE LAW!

Lack of immigration reform protested in D.C.

By Tara Bahrampour
Washington Post Staff Writer
Wednesday, January 27, 2010; B02

About 150 activists gathered Tuesday in front of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement headquarters to deliver a “State of the Union” address that protested what they consider a lack of progress on immigration reform.

Holding signs and loudspeakers at a noon rally, the group of community organizers, advocates and faith leaders chanted “Si, se puede” (“Yes, we can”) before about 20 of them joined hands across 12th Street SW near Maryland Avenue, blocking traffic. They sat on the road and waited for police to bring out their handcuffs.

“We want to bring attention to the lack of movement on immigration reform,” said Gustavo Torres, executive director of CASA de Maryland, one of the organizing groups.

Citing President Obama’s promises to pursue immigration reform in the first year of his administration, he said: “We were very excited, because the great majority of the Latino community said: ‘Finally, we have a president who looks like us, and he’s going to fight for us.’ . . .

“We want to let him know that if there’s no reforms, he’s not going to be reelected. The Latino community and the immigrant community are not going to believe him.”

The protest did not cause as much disruption as organizers had hoped. The police stood to the side, chatting, their cars parked on 12th Street. Traffic had been redirected to avoid the intersection.

“We hear they’re going to arrest us,” Torres said.

By 1 p.m., it became clear that they would not.

Organizers decided to move two blocks north, to the more heavily traveled Independence Avenue, where blocking the street might be taken more seriously. But no sooner had the human chain occupied the new location than traffic was redirected again. Department of Agriculture employees stood behind windows to watch the protesters beat on plastic paint buckets and march in a tight circle.

The protesters called on the Obama administration to immediately suspend deportations of immigrants with family members who are U.S. citizens and to pass the comprehensive immigration reform that they said Obama promised during his campaign.

Matthew Chandler, a spokesman for the Department of Homeland Security, said the Obama administration is “committed to confronting this problem in practical, effective ways, using the current tools at our disposal, while we work with Congress to enact comprehensive reform.”

Hugo Rodas, 40, a Gainesboro resident from Guatemala, said he has had trouble finding construction work because he has no papers. “I’m here to ask for work,” he said. “I want a better life.”

About 2 p.m., the police picked up the seated protesters one by one and led them to the sidewalk, according to one activist, who added that no one was arrested.

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