Philadelphia’s Cinco De Mayo Celebration Cancelled Because Of Immigration Crackdowns

Published On 03/20/2017 | By infostormer | News, U.S. News

How many illegal beaners do we have in Philadelphia? That number must be high as the city cancelled this year’s Cinco De Mayo celebration after immigration crackdowns have taken place. Apparently they’re afraid they’ll get arrested if they attend! lol

From The Hill:

El Carnaval de Puebla, a major Cinco De Mayo celebration in Philadelphia, has been canceled following recent federal immigration crackdowns, organizers said.

Edgar Ramirez told a local NBC affiliate that as many as 15,000 people gather for the annual parade through South Philadelphia, marking the city’s largest Cinco de Mayo celebration.

Ramirez told NBC the decision was “sad but responsible” amid reports of more immigration enforcement arrests on the part of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).

Hundreds of undocumented immigrants have been detained or arrested since President Trump took office. Trump campaigned on a pledge to strengthen enforcement of immigration laws.

ICE announced this week alone that 248 people in Pennsylvania, Delaware and West Virginia were in federal custody awaiting deportation following two weeks of immigration raids.

Ramirez said that the Mexican-American community, including both legal and illegal residents, was disheartened by reports of large-scale arrests.

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  1. Wow- 248 wetbacks out of over 11M illegals? Don't move too fast, ICE.

  2. Get rid of the spic holiday, period. I'm sure the spics in Mexico don;t celebrate any American holidays

  3. -from Horton Hears a Joo

  4. HWR says:

    I just talked to a Mexican today who told me that police in New Jersey are sending illegals back to Mexico. Also the price the smugglers charge to bring in Mexicans went up from 8,000 dollars to 12,000 because of the increased difficulty and risk.

    It's happening.

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