Illegals are Native Americans

Tim Giago (Nanwica Kcui), unexpectedly helped me prepare to march in favor of protecting the rights of immigrants. He takes a look at the larger historical, geopolitical picture, saying "Ironically, most of the illegal immigrans are Indians, or Indios as they are known in Mexico, and in Central and South America. Most of their ancestors did not come over on the Mayflower or on the Spanish galleons. They are indigenous to the Western Hemisphere."

"I often wonder why so many thousands of people left their homelands in Norway, Germany, Ireland, France, Spain and so many other countries to settle in a land where the only obstacle to expansion and untold wealth was the indigenous people."

His words gave me an important realization. The real power driving the massive street marches is the spirit of the native peoples of America. Even after 500 years of non--self-governance, native americans remain steadfast and faithful. This is what "La Raza" means, a term used still today, in a flippant and playful way, by Latinos and Latinas in every barrio.

The march starts at 1:30 PM.


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