By Kyle James  |  07-06-2018   Opinion
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A new round of protests has sprung up around the federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement office in Philadelphia. The protesters have named their event Occupy ICE and have set up camp around the federal office until it was broken up by Philadelphia Police Thursday.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">&quot;Stay calm! Stay calm!&quot; a protester shouted as Philadelphia police raided and destroyed the &quot;Occupy ICE&quot; encampment set up by protesters outside an ICE field office in Center City Thursday.<br><br>Read more: <a href="https://t.co/j05VCaJEQ7">https://t.co/j05VCaJEQ7</a><br><br>(Warning: This video includes explicit language) <a href="https://t.co/cqkFyRKzwV">pic.twitter.com/cqkFyRKzwV</a></p>&mdash; Philly.com (@phillydotcom) <a href="https://twitter.com/phillydotcom/status/1014955607923806210?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">July 5, 2018</a></blockquote>

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The protesters have since moved their protest camp to City Hall where Center City Mayor Kenney has given them permission to stay. The misguided protests are so obliviously ignorant they are borderline disgusting. The movement to vilify the civil servants who risk their lives every day to keep the very same protesters safe is so outrageous that one has to wonder if they are simply paid to be there. The Occupy ICE protests have sprung up all over the country over the last several days including in Atlanta, Georgia.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Cops violently arrested protesters at a <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/OccupyICEATL?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#OccupyICEATL</a> march in Atlanta tonight. They are trying to break our movement, but we won&#39;t stop! Please support the bail fund to get them free: <a href="https://t.co/YXWAl8wvXc">https://t.co/YXWAl8wvXc</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/occupyice?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@OccupyICE</a> <a href="https://t.co/psxXarV8UG">pic.twitter.com/psxXarV8UG</a></p>&mdash; AllOutATL (@AllOutAtlanta) <a href="https://twitter.com/AllOutAtlanta/status/1014731612469256192?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">July 5, 2018</a></blockquote>

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Occupy ICE is making unrealistic demands and in the process are vilifying civil servants who are only doing a job they are paid to do. It is elected U.S. officials who are responsible for the policy they enforce and vilifying ICE employees is like getting mad at a Walmart cashier because you don't like the store's prices. If these protesters had any common sense or had done any research at all, they would understand that the only way to bring about meaningful policy change is to pressure the people making the policy in Congress.

In fact, the now former Director of ICE Thomas Homan has publicly stated that the agency lobbied Congress to get policy fixed that would stop children from being separated from their families but Congress didn't act. I strongly suggest giving this clip a listen and hear for yourself what former ICE Director Homan has to say.

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While the Mayor is allowing the Philadelphia Occupy ICE movement to camp out on city property, protesters in Washington D.C. have turned Occupy ICE into a personal attack on federal workers. One protester at ICE headquarters demanded to know whether officers had children while the crowd screamed, "Quit your jobs!" at the ICE workers. To add a little perspective to Occupy ICE, many of the protesters are extremists who are also prison abolitionists, anarchist collectives, and Democratic Socialists of America.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Here at <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/OccupyICEPHL?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#OccupyICEPHL</a> where protesters are keeping the pressure on <a href="https://twitter.com/PhillyMayor?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@PhillyMayor</a> to end cooperation with <a href="https://twitter.com/ICEgov?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@ICEgov</a>. <a href="https://twitter.com/PhillyTrib?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@PhillyTrib</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/OccupyICE?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#OccupyICE</a> <a href="https://t.co/6AJJqLO3qZ">pic.twitter.com/6AJJqLO3qZ</a></p>&mdash; MikeD_PhillyTrib (@MikeDonofrio_) <a href="https://twitter.com/MikeDonofrio_/status/1015271139965308929?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">July 6, 2018</a></blockquote>

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These people quite literally want to destroy society and turn America into a third world country because that is what it would become without secured borders. These so-called protesters really need a lesson in civics as a writer named Darren Tromblay at The Hill pointed out. "Agencies do not make political decisions," Tromblay wrote. "Elected officials do. Attacking ICE is an assault on the rule-of-law and is a step toward disenfranchising the voting public who — rightly or wrongly — cast their ballots."

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Arrests have begun <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/occupyICE?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#occupyICE</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/occupyICELA?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#occupyICELA</a> <a href="https://t.co/sR20QqRD9L">pic.twitter.com/sR20QqRD9L</a></p>&mdash; Occupy ICE LA (@occupyicela) <a href="https://twitter.com/occupyicela/status/1013843356328198146?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">July 2, 2018</a></blockquote>

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It is ironic that twitter accounts have sprung up to coordinate the protests but have to make the flyers in Spanish. Anyone starting to connect the dots?

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Come down and support the <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/OccupyICESF?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#OccupyICESF</a> blockade Saturday! We want to see you here! Bring friends, bring family, bring food, bring nothing but yourself, just come on out here! <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/AbolishICE?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#AbolishICE</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/MeltICE?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#MeltICE</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/SurroundICE?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#SurroundICE</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/ChingaLaMigra?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#ChingaLaMigra</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/OccupyICE?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#OccupyICE</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/occupyicesf?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@occupyicesf</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/occupyice?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@occupyice</a> <a href="https://t.co/CIpwpEuWwt">pic.twitter.com/CIpwpEuWwt</a></p>&mdash; AllOutBayArea (@alloutbay) <a href="https://twitter.com/alloutbay/status/1015315381345546241?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">July 6, 2018</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Here at <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/OccupyICEPHL?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#OccupyICEPHL</a> where protesters are keeping the pressure on <a href="https://twitter.com/PhillyMayor?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@PhillyMayor</a> to end cooperation with <a href="https://twitter.com/ICEgov?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@ICEgov</a>. <a href="https://twitter.com/PhillyTrib?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@PhillyTrib</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/OccupyICE?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#OccupyICE</a> <a href="https://t.co/6AJJqLO3qZ">pic.twitter.com/6AJJqLO3qZ</a></p>&mdash; MikeD_PhillyTrib (@MikeDonofrio_) <a href="https://twitter.com/MikeDonofrio_/status/1015271139965308929?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">July 6, 2018</a></blockquote>

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Meanwhile, while these leftist loons are destroying city and government property, it is the hardworking, taxpaying Americans who are left to foot the bill and clean up after them.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Industrial strength spray paint. <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/OccupyICECLT?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#OccupyICECLT</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/OccupyICE?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#OccupyICE</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/HoLandSecurity?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#HoLandSecurity</a> <a href="https://t.co/lE0PUSDasD">pic.twitter.com/lE0PUSDasD</a></p>&mdash; Carolina Workers Collective (@WorkersCarolina) <a href="https://twitter.com/WorkersCarolina/status/1015258186809569282?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">July 6, 2018</a></blockquote>

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Source: http://www.philly.com/philly/news/ice-protest-philadelphia-occupy-city-hall-20180706.html

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Anonymous No. 30594 1530925996

Liberals are Satan's feces. It's long past time we started killing them.

Mr Frink No. 30594 1532739336
This article is far more misinformed than the protesters it criticizes. Today, the 27th of July, the Mayor announced the end of the PARS data sharing agreement with ICE. This was the primary demand of the protest, not to 'turn the world into a third world country'. This demand was achieved by the sheer will and determination of the protestors. No property was destroyed and the encampment cleaned up their own garbage, in contrast to the trash heap written and left here by the plainly biased Kyle James. For shame.
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