Al Sharpton vows to protest the Arizona illegal immigration bill that was passed into law on Firday.
Via FOX 5 New York:
70% of Arizona voters agree with new immigration legislation signed into law on Friday.
But, not Al Sharpton or Barack Obama.
Al Sharpton and other leftist leaders compared the Arizona law cracking down on illegal immigrants to apartheid, Nazi Germany and Jim Crow laws.
The New York Post reported:
New York activists, including the Rev. Al Sharpton, compared Arizona’s new immigration law to apartheid, Nazi Germany and the Jim Crow South – and vowed to shut it down with mass protests.
“We will bring Freedom Walkers to Arizona just like Freedom Riders went to the deep south 50 years ago,” Sharpton said yesterday.
Standing with local clergy, elected officials and a leader of the Hispanic Federation, Sharpton said he would mobilize people from across the country to march in Arizona – and get arrested, if necessary – to stop the controversial new law.
“We cannot sit by and allow people to be arbitrarily and unilaterally picked off as suspects because of the color of their skin,” Sharpton said.
Gov. Jan Brewer (R-Ariz.) signed a bill last week authorizing police to question individuals about their immigration status if they suspect they could be in the country illegally.
It now faces a slew of legal challenges and a review by the U.S. Department of Justice that was ordered by President Obama.
“When I heard about it, it reminded me of Nazi Germany,” said Hispanic Federation President Lillian Rodríguez López. “It reminded me of South African apartheid.”
Meanwhile, in Washington, Senate Democrats said they planned to use the Arizona law to push for an immigration reform bill, but Republicans said other legislation took precedence.
For the record… Illegal immigrant families in the United States make more than black families. African Americans were paid a median household income of $32,000 in 2007. In the same year, the median household income for illegal immigrants was $37,000. With national unemployment hovering around 10 percent and black male unemployment at a staggering 17.6 percent, it’s not true that undocumented workers are doing the jobs that Americans won’t do. But, Al Sharpton doesn’t care about black people.