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Park Service OKs immigration reform rally on 'closed' National Mall

A planned immigration reform rally will take place on the National Mall on Tuesday even though the site is closed due to the government shutdown.

Susana Flores, a spokesperson for the rally, confirmed for the Washington Examiner that the Park Service will allow the event to take place under the group's rights granted by the First Amendment.


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Very pathetic shut down the gov shuts down open monuments for

WWII Vets, but allows illegals to march on the Mall.

Enough is enough!

Because dead and dying

Because dead and dying veterans are not the future of the Democratic Party. Fast growing Hispanic and Asian populations are... Which group do you think is more likely to receive the pandering?



How can illegal immigrants have 1st Amendment Rights?

How can illegal immigrants have 1st Amendment Rights?


Liberty4Me's picture

Rights are inherent in all men.

The Bill of Rights restricts (OK... is supposed to restrict...) the government from infringing on those rights.

Although there are certainly

Although there are certainly inherent rights, our Constitution applies to Americans. Constitutional rights are defensible (or theoretically SHOULD be) only in America.

crietmann's picture

Would they not apply to anyone in the US?

It's a sticky wicket - but I've never really found the delineation between citizens and non-citizens when it comes to natural rights. I read it as we as a country would not deprive anyone of freedom of the press, right to free speech, etc. here or abroad, and regardless of nationality. I apply that standard to our killing of innocents abroad and our NSA violations. Feel free to disagree - just my personal point of view.

That certainly doesn't mean that everyone is granted amnesty, free healthcare, subject to arrest for being here illegally, etc.

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