A non-profit in Vassar, Michigan is proposing to house up to 120 of the Central American immigrant boys for a few weeks until their cases can be heard by an immigration judge and some of the locals are absolutely losing their minds over it and spouting bizarre conspiracy theories.
Protesters carrying Gadsden “Don’t tread on me” flags and placards promoting conspiracy theorist Alex Jones’ InfoWars website gathered outside the event, and some of them took the microphone to share claims circulating on right-wing websites and social media.
“The children that are involved here are only pawns,” said Tamyra Murray, an anti-immigrant activist. “They’re a game to control our nation. It’s an invasion, nothing less than an invasion.”
Murray claimed the surge of immigrant children had been orchestrated by Central and South American governments to undermine the U.S., and an audience member shouted out that these immigrants would one day provide Democratic votes.
“If this program is allowed to proceed, it will never end,” she said. “Government entities, once they create something, they never exterminate it. It’s going to be a perpetual source of income, and for government agencies and committees in the federal government.”
Many of the speakers blasted President Barack Obama, describing him as a criminal or worse.
“The housing of illegal aliens is violating U.S. laws (and) President Obama is failing to uphold the Constitution and laws enacted by Congress,” said Tom Wassa, a Republican candidate for the Michigan House of Representatives. “President Obama would be classified as a domestic terrorist. He is creating an atmosphere of fear and terror.”…
One Vassar resident suggested militarizing the border.
“I support a minefield along the border,” said Terry Mocny, a Marine Corps veteran who said he supported legal immigration.
Jesus Christ, I share a state with these people. I’ve got a better idea. How about we let those kids come here and send all these xenophobic assholes to Central America? No, Central America has suffered enough.