The RNC Welcoming Committee- a group of Twin Cities-based anarchists and anti-authoritarians formed to organize resistance to the 2008 Republican National Convention in St. Paul- stands firmly with immigrant communities in opposing the recent wave of nativist repression led by the Department of Homeland Securityâ€™s Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) branch.[Anarchists, a Minneapolis non-profit, and embedded threats. Â« The Loyal Opposition]
He`s been able to trace the sender, and has questions for the organization that`s hosting these people, who are basically offering to riot in support of illegals, but that`s not my point.
I`m afraid that what struck me is their idea that immigration raids were the result of nativist, Republican plot. They haven`t been keeping up with their plotting, apparently.
Neither Michael Chertoff, head of DHS, nor George Bush, who appointed him, are nativists. In fact, it`s hard to even call them Republicans. If there`s any plot behind the raids, it`s to make the government look like it`s enforcing the law, so Bush can slip amnesty through.
If the anarchists had any tactical sense, they`d wait until after amnesty to threaten riots.