Illegal Aliens Block Disneyland to Protest for Immigration Deal

Disney characters Mickey and Mini mouse pose in front of the Sleeping Beauty Castle to mark the 25th anniversary of Disneyland - originally Euro Disney Resort - on March 16, 2017 in Marne-La-Vallee, east of the French capital Paris. The 25th anniversary celebrations will begin on March 26, 2017 with …

A small group of 15 to 20 amnesty activists blocked the entrance to the Disneyland theme park in Anaheim, California, on Monday, calling for  legislation that would give legal status to millions of illegal aliens.

Protesters held signs reading “#Permanent Protection LIVE WITHOUT FEAR,” “CLEAN DREAM ACT NOW,” and “NO Dream NO Deal.” Los Angeles Times reporter Cindy Carcamo tweeted images and descriptions of the protests.

The protests came as Democrats in Washington, DC, were abandoning a government shutdown that came about as a result of their insistence that a solution for the roughly 800,000 beneficiaries of the expiring Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program be included in any stopgap spending bill.

Monday’s Disneyland protesters however, were calling for “clean” passage of the DREAM Act, a measure that would provide broader amnesty to an estimated 3.6 million illegal aliens who arrived in the country as minors but may not have registered for work permits under DACA.

The protest was organized by the #OurDream coalition, according to the Times, an amalgamation of illegal immigrant rights organizations

A Disneyland spokesperson told the Times that the protest group reached around 20 people and that the park was operating as normal. The protesters were moved from their original location, where they reportedly blocked buses from entering the park, to another location within 40 minutes.


Carcamo captured video of the protest group walking toward their planned protest location:

It was not clear from the report how many of the protesters were DACA recipients themselves, how many would qualify from the larger “Dreamers” classification, or how many were American citizens advocating to give amnesty to illegal aliens.

Protests continued Tuesday, with amnesty activists marching on the home of Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-NY) and criticizing him for capitulating to Republicans in the government shutdown debate.

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