Philadelphia Cinco de Mayo Celebration Cancelled Over Fears of Widespread ICE Raids
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60 Comments
  • John Blythe8 months ago

    When you crossed the borders of the United States illegally, you broke the law! There is no statute of limitations. Be afraid be very afraid!

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  • Bob Blackthorne8 months ago

    " Everyone is offended by the actions of ICE.  "

    Well, I AM OFFENDED by the MILLIONS of illegal-entry non-citizens bleeding taxpayers dry through various Welfare programs! Nobody can convince me that these millions of trespassers aren't on the public dole. Hundreds have been caught with phony ID's, phony Social Security numbers, phony driver's licenses, etc to enable them to get FREE stuff and even VOTE for that political party that has created "Sanctuary Cities" where criminals aren't jailed and nobody is deported, even after robbing, raping, stealing, or dealing drugs! Yeah, YOU KNOW which party they ALWAYS vote for!

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    • Otis Shiller8 months ago

      Washington post ran an article the other day and the first headline read something to the effect that Immigrants had stopped collecting their welfare in fear of deportation.Then they took that headline down and wrote instead something like, Immigrants going hungry in fear of deportation.

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    • @Coach8 months ago

      Do we really CARE that criminals are offended by the actions of ICE? I completely agree with Bob. These CRIMINALS offend me.

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    • Elaine Connelly8 months ago

      Let me guess 

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    • Michael LoVetere8 months ago

      Well put, Bob...

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  • IntegrityImportant8 months ago

    "However, an ICE official assured . . . that the agency “does not conduct sweeps or raids that target aliens indiscriminately.”"

    City officials knew this but hey what's wrong with stroking fears of immigrants in the hope it will reflect negatively on the President, huh? It is beyond intelligent comprehension why any official would support hiding illegals. Countries have immigration laws for a reason and be assured a lawless society doesn't fare well. So it starts with allowing one set of laws to be ignored, then another, more serious set and so on . . . We cannot all do as we please.

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  • Lisa8 months ago

    Awesome!!!  I wish they would hold it and have ICE raid it!  All those who came to our country ILLEGALLY need to be sent BACK to their home countries!  YOU BROKE OUR LAWS!

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  • Dan Nipper8 months ago

    This is great news!!  You play (invade our Country Illegally) you pay!  I hope Ice raids the govt. welfare offices, schools, HomeDepot/Lowes Parking lots, play fields/parks, grocery stores and alike.  Get those damn law breaking illegal alien invaders that have sneaked into our Country...the hell out!  I am sick and tired of my hard earned tax dollars supporting these criminals....who have raped our systems.

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  • Jamie Carlile8 months ago

    Agreed. If they were legal they would have nothing to fear. And by canceling you just shined a Spotlight on yourselves and how you are condoning illegal immigrants who knowingly break the law that is why they're so fearful.

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  • CPB8 months ago

    Why do they feel offended?  It is surprising how people don't want to realize about the fact how costly is to support a society when there is a lot of illegal- undocumented  -immigrants . From schools, healthcare, jjudicial system , etc

    The schools systems are a mess , the reason: knowing there  are lots of foreigners illegally;  they are required to pay a school registration fee, even if it is a public school; to pay the cost per pupil if they are studying in an american school. The schools deficit are due to this issue. Imagine how many international students whom are illegally living in this country,; parents AREN'T paying 

    what should be paid the per pupil cost to the school district. The school districts are loosing money but yet theywant to get it from increasing home taxes. What's wrong with this picture?

    But yet,some in this society feel OFFENDED from a govertment entity doing its job.  

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    • Otis Shiller8 months ago

      this has been "allowed " to continue until we have now gotten in crisis mode. I clearly remember watching a 20/20 or dateline years ago when illegals weren't just in the border states of Texas, Arizona, New Mexico and California anymore and how these little towns budgets were being maxed out. Little community schools that had to hire ESL teachers. And other expenditures that weren't in their budget.

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  • Anonymous8 months ago

    Good.  It should have been like this from the very beginning.  You broke the law.  Go home on your own or we will take you home.

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  • Chandra Kelly8 months ago

    So they are not only inferring that they are illegal, but that they're criminals?

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  • tawny 8 months ago

    This just made me laugh out loud.  Good deal cancelling a holiday that supports illegal immigration and thievery from our Treasury Department.   Stop making things comfortable for criminals!

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  • Mike8 months ago

    "Everyone is offended" .....EVERYONE...... well I'm not! So obviously this is BS! 

    However, The positve side of this article shows fear amongst illegals. Soooooo, ICE must being doing their job. imagin that.... laws being enforced. I guess that's why they call them laws. 

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  • Craig Murphy8 months ago

    I knew Boston and New York had historical and cultural ties to Ireland, but who would have guessed Philadelphia and Mexico. Must be a lot of illegals in that city.

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  • Mary Ridosh-Spalding8 months ago

    So they are protecting the illegals??  WELL, then I hope they NEVER need assistance from the government, ALL those that are giving sanctuary to the ILLEGALS should be CUT OFF of any government aid!!! 

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  • Cheryl8 months ago

    The department is doing their job...how does one become "offended"?  smh

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  • Anonymous8 months ago

    These people display a whole new sense of entitlement.  It's hard to believe that American public officials support them.

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  • David Shultz8 months ago

    Well I am really offended by the Democrats, the Media and the Liberals who keep telling non US Citizens that it is okay to come to our country and break our laws. To steal money that is designated for US citizens for their health and welfare. We are not the nanny state of the world. Nor are we the voter registration arm of the democratic party for Illegal immigrants. Our former president {Obama} did not have the right to make a world tour and tell everyone to come to the US and how to apply for benefits. LEGAL immigration is thru the application process not climbing over a fence. ty Toledo Sgt

     

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  • Frederic Charles Hilnbrand8 months ago

    What are they afraid of?? If you are here LEGALLY there is no problem. If you are NOT here LEGALLY then you need to go back from where you came from and ICE will help you. You had lots of time to fillout the paperwork and become LEGAL American citizens. But you want the FREE ride and that HAS to STOP now and you have to go bye-bye!!

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  • Scott Winch8 months ago

    Why are we having Stinko de Mayo celebrations in the U.S. for anyway?  Go back to that shithole of Mexico and celebrate.

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  • @Amiga8 months ago

    Deport the morons that cancelled the event. If they support illegals, then they're traitors.

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  • @vietvet19688 months ago

    If you are here illegally, then go home and come across legally. If you are an illegal immigrant and do not want to go home then you take your chances.

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  • Alan Gwin8 months ago

    Apparently the illegal immigrants are the ones not assimilating to American customs and wanting to bring their Mexican holidays into our country. If they want to celebrate May 5th let them go to Mexico...that's where it's a holiday.

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  • Uh Sure8 months ago

    A 2007 UCLA Newsroom article notes that, "the holiday, which has been celebrated in California continuously since 1863, is virtually ignored in Mexico."[30] TIME magazine reports that "Cinco de Mayo started to come into vogue in 1940s America during the rise of the Chicano Movement."[21] The holiday crossed over from California into the rest of the United States in the 1950s and 1960s but did not gain popularity until the 1980s when marketers, especially beer companies, capitalized on the celebratory nature of the day and began to promote it.[32][33

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  • @justcrap8 months ago

    WELL, SOUNDS AS IF YOU FOLKS HAVE A LOT TO HIDE, THESE PEOPLE THAT YOU ARE TRYING TO HIDE ARE CRIMINALS !! THE VERY SECOND THAT THEY STEPPED OR CLIMBED OVER THAT BORDER OR FENCE  THEY BECAME CRIMINALS AND EACH AND EVERY DAMN ONE WHO TRYS TO HIDE OR HINDER THEIR CAPTURE OR ARREST ARE ACCESSORY TO THE FACT AND YOU SHOULD HAVE YOUR SMART ASS'S ARRESTED AND JAILED AND DEPORTED RIGHT ALONG WITH THEM AN STRIPPEC OF YOUR CITIZENSHIP !!!!

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    • @Coach8 months ago

      I think eventually they will. We have to remember that this travesty has gone on for a long time, but is finally moving in the right direction so the "protecters" will go away with their mexicans when we have had the time to catch up. A LOT of people support Trump that do not say so remember. 

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  • Susie8 months ago

    Philadelphia supports illegal aliens. Do not support Philadelphia. 

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    • @Coach8 months ago

      I recently found out that I live NEAR a fing sanctuary city. Denver, Colorado! I live in Littleton and this just makes me ill!

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  • James Whitaker8 months ago

    If these illegal aliens want to celebrate the 5th of May, move to mexico!  I do not suppport this crap.  If mexico is so f***ing great, get your ass out of my country.

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  • Leesa Sheppard8 months ago

    A few years ago here in el paso texas, illegals  came across the border each morning and attended a US high school.  They were also on the soccer team, there was suppose to be a game that saturday, when the opposing team and school found out they were illegals the first school had to forfeit the game.  happens all the time here on the border, thats part of why my taxes are so HIGH

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    • @Coach8 months ago

      Texas property taxes are WAY high because they are trying to make up for years of giving agricultural breaks to homeowners that would put a couple of animals on their homestead to munch grass and then get the "agricultural" tax rate! And have you ever driven through Texas? 3 things I noticed right away were that every road has 2 or 3 names, and the churches are crazy big and the football stadiums are YUGE. An elementary school will have a stadium bigger than another state's PRO team!

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  • DJM8 months ago

    So, there are NO Mexicans in Philadelphia legally? They should hold their OWN parade. I'd march with them!

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  • @SandyJ8 months ago

    Everyone is offended by the actions of ICE????  Just who is 'everyone'?  Oh yeah, all the illegal immigrants who shouldn't even be here.  Do I care if they are offended?  Absolutely not.

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  • Tony Pittelli8 months ago

    Immigration immigration  immigration !!!!!!!! As they run down the street with coronas in hand. 

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  • Kathy Tscheiner8 months ago

    If you are here legally, there would be no problem.  Obviously many of them must be here illegally.

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  • @Cheri8 months ago

    What r they afraid of? If they are legal then they have nothing to worry abt!!!! Right???? 

    they cancelled it because they KNOW many of these people are here illegally. Go back to Mexico and celebrate cinco de mayo there!!!! And the ICE officers are just doing their job. So it's stupid that a mayor is afraid of them. You're a city official for christs sake!!! ugh. 

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  • Deb Hayes8 months ago

    I completely agree with Bob Blackthorne, my sentiments exactly. I find the lawbreakers offensive...

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  • Jeff8 months ago

    Isn't that a shame? NO.  Am I supposed to feel bad that someone who is here illegally having their party ruined?  HELL NO.  I am happy to see ICE finally being allowed to do their jobs.  I hope they round up illegals by the thousands.

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  • Gary T Hanson8 months ago

    THIS is so freaking HILARIOUS.

    You losers can run, and you better.

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  • Donald Schmidt8 months ago

    If you are here legally, why be worried of ICE. If you are here Illegally, go home and you will not worry about ICE. I don't see what the problem is.

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  • Michael LoVetere8 months ago

    You're offended????I'm offended that my sovereign country has to put up with illegals who break our immigration laws!

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    • Jennifer Pedrick8 months ago

      It is a gross insult to compare illegal aliens of today with legal immigrants of the past, who came here LEGALLY with nothing and received no welfare of any kind. And how dare you insult the American people by suggesting the Americans are somehow greedy and selfish for not wanting their country invaded and their social programs plundered by foreigners who have absolutely NO RIGHT to even be here. Those who come here illegally and impose themselves on our society are already demonstrating their lack of respect for our laws and our people. If they will not remove themselves, then they must be forcibly removed. This is an invasion of our country, and it will no longer be tolerated. 

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    • Elaine Connelly8 months ago

      What Is your age?  

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  • @weatherman98 months ago

    More hysteria and over-reaction....People are so ready to always create fear and not make sense of these situations....Bunch of babies....wah..wah..wah

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    • @Coach8 months ago

      That is because criminals naturally LIVE in fear. Imagine living your life looking over your shoulder! That is what gives me SOME solace when I realize that all of these criminals are making it hard for America to be what it once was, the fact that the a s s h o l e s  have to look over their shoulders for ICE all of the time! :)

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  • Paul Clifton8 months ago

    10,000,000 more to go , think about the 

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  • Alan Smith8 months ago

    You think NO LEAGAL imagrents wanted to party in Philly? YOU RASIST BASTARDS.

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  • Marc Conder8 months ago

    When I can cross the Mexican border, buy a house or business on my own, when Mexico throws a 4th of July party for myself, and those like me, when Mexico educates my kids for free, allows me to use Mexican health care, when Mexico gives me a home, free transportation, cash subsidies for my kids and welfare for me and my wife and my grandmothers, and aunts and uncles and cousins and allows me to break laws with no penalties because a Mexican city has declared its self a 'sanctuary' city and they allow me to fly my American flag on top of their flag at any sporting event, any restaraunt or parade I might be willing to offer Mexicans the same in my city. Not a moment before!

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