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Blog: ‘La marcha’ that wasn’t mega

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For weeks, we’ve been hearing about the Dallas immigration megamarch.

On the day before Sunday, they told the marchers to bring American flags and promote red, white, and blue values. No foreign flags, “por favor”!

Well, Sunday came and the march wasn’t mega. They brought U.S. flags but not enough people showed up at all.

The local reports were not very encouraging:

The turnout was far smaller but more diverse than the crowd that gathered 11 years ago at the first Mega March for immigration reform.

Protesters walked across downtown, from the Cathedral Shrine of the Virgin of Guadalupe to City Hall Plaza.

There, speakers addressed an audience police estimated at 3,200.

The Dallas Observer was more blunt: “Dallas’ “Mega March” An Enthusiastic Bust.”

We were told that the march was more diverse, i.e. refugee issues, health care, jobs, refugee ban, etc.

The lack of a crowd should sting the Democrats. They probably thought that this march would turn into another display of “Anti-Trumpisms”. Well, that didn’t happen the way the leaders had planned.

So far, I’ve heard a couple of explanations for the march’s low turnout:

First, a retail business owner told me that many people thought that the organizers were immigration attorneys looking for business; and,

Second, the diversity (i.e. refugee issues) did not click with many people more interested in immigration reform rather than the refugee ban.

My own theory is that the community is very disenchanted with Democrat leaders. After all, didn’t they have the votes to pass immigration reform in President Obama’s first term and did not?

We will never know the full reason. We do know that excessive promotion did not excite an area that turned out in huge numbers in 2006 and 2007.

So much for the mega march of 2017! Maybe it’s the end of marches, period.

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Written by scantojr

April 12, 2017 at 7:51 am

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  1. A lot has changed since 2006-2007; and the public has grown weary of the illegals’ in-your-face strutting with foreign flags, chanting, screaming at the cameras, and giving the middle finger to the onlooker US taxpayer who subsidizes so much of their life perks here. NO, they’re not Americans — they’re undocumented because legal documents, and they have no legal documents because they have no legal status. They think we’re stupid, bringing the American flags so they get better press and whatever sympathy is left. If they want to live here by the country’s rules, they need to learn to obey the rules and get in line, just like the legal, legitimate immigrants have to do.

    Gigi Rojas

    April 12, 2017 at 3:50 pm


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