Vowing to fight all the way to the Supreme Court, Rev. Miguel Rivera, President of the National Coalition of Latino Clergy, had choice words for Tulsa's law enforcement chiefs after their attempt failed to stop the implimentation of HB 1804 from taking effect tomorrow. This national Latino Christian clergy group truly believes it can rule over the state of Oklahoma and cry racism and ethnic cleansing all the way. Bullying their way to victory. It's sick. In this round, though, the citizens of Oklahoma won!
Moments earlier, Judge Payne denied a a request by Latino groups to block the implementation of a new state law targeting illegal foreing nationals. In a two-page ruling, U.S. District Judge James H. Payne wrote that the plaintiffs failed to introduce evidence in support of their motion. Tempers ran high after the ruling.
"So, Mr. Sheriff of Tulsa County, Mr. Director or Chief of Police of the City of Tulsa, you are guilty of ethnic cleansing in this community. You are going against my [Latino] community,” Miguel Rivera of the National Coalition of Latin Clergy said after Wednesday’s hearing.
"I do not wish to go to Mexico or El Salvador or Guatemala or Latin American countries on vacation, nor do I care to move there, but I will be damned if I sit by quietly while Mexico moves here," Dan Howard of outragedpatriots.com said.
Members of several groups opposing illegal immigration, like the Tulsa Minuteman Project and IRON or Immigration Reform for Oklahoma Now, showed their support for House Bill 1804 on Wednesday. They insist the law is not about race.
"If you're legal you're welcome here, we welcome you, we don't care what color your skin is, what your background is, what your ethnicity is, this is about rule of law," said Howard.
"We will appeal to the 10th Circuit Court. We will not stop for going all the way up, even if it's necessary to go to the Supreme Court," said Miguel Rivera of the National Coalition of Latin Clergy."