Hundreds of illegal aliens rallied in downtown Los Angeles against President-elect Donald Trump on Saturday, according to CBS Los Angeles.
The local ABC News affiliate’s reporter, Greg Mills, reported on what he referred to as the gathering of “undocumented” demonstrators:
The purpose of this rally — and at rallies across the country Saturday — was simple. People want Donald Trump — who officially becomes president in less than a week — to lighten up on people in the country illegally.
The people who organized this protest are the same people who organized a much bigger rally two months ago. That rally was held days after Trump was elected. The themes were the same — “Don’t Deport.”
Some of those attending the rally admitted they were afraid of being deported. There was a general sense of uncertainty, Mills reported, about what Trump would actually do once he takes the oath of office in Washington, D.C. on Friday.
The demonstration was apparently organized, at least in part, by a group called the Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights of Los Angeles (CHIRLA).
Posters featuring the group’s website also featured slogans such as “Stop Trump” and “Stop the Hate.”
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Others carried the slogan “Here to Stay.”
— Mi Familia Vota (@MiFamiliaVota) January 14, 2017
Trump has promised to deport criminal illegal aliens and build a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border, among other measures to curb illegal immigration and its impacts.
Joel B. Pollak is Senior Editor-at-Large at Breitbart News. He was named one of the “most influential” people in news media in 2016. His new book, How Trump Won: The Inside Story of a Revolution, is available from Regnery. Follow him on Twitter at @joelpollak.