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Philadelphia´s Largest Cinco
de Mayo Celebration Canceled
in Fear of Immigration Crackdown

WCAU-TV [Bala Cynwyd, PA], by Brian X. McCrone and Rita Portela

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Posted By:Ribicon, 3/18/2017 1:25:38 PM

One of Philadelphia’s most prominent Latin American events, El Carnaval de Puebla, has been canceled this year because of what one organizer called “the severe conditions affecting the immigrant community.” The annual parade through South Philadelphia has taken place in late April or early May for the last decade and is the city’s largest Cinco de Mayo celebration. Organizer Edgar Ramirez said as many as 15,000 gather from as far as New England and Chicago. The decision to cancel El Carnaval, Ramirez said in an interview Friday, was “sad but responsible” in light of the immigration crackdown by federal authorities.

Criminals fear being apprehended, instead of flaunting their status and demanding ever more concessions from the natives? Must be a new sheriff in town.


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Reply 1 - Posted by: IowaDad, 3/18/2017 1:35:18 PM     (No. 11193947)

Hmmm -- must be scared that the deplorables are after the deportables!

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Nevadadad46, 3/18/2017 1:38:43 PM     (No. 11193950)

Wow! Another Win! Go Trump!

Note: Why are the illegals so afraid if the Democrat Socialists are winning the court cases stopping President Trump´s immigration cases? They offer free immigration lawyers for anyone ICE picks up, don´t they?

Or are the Democrat Socialists lying to them and the illegals know it?

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Reply 3 - Posted by: 68BattleofBealeVet, 3/18/2017 1:39:11 PM     (No. 11193952)

More good news from the swamp. There is hope that it will be fertile land again one day.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: NotaBene, 3/18/2017 1:41:13 PM     (No. 11193954)

Arrest them in the beaches, in the valleys, in the courthouses, at the traffick stops at the Cinco de Mayo and at the Puebla Carnaval.

In they are Illegal Aliens that is strike #1, false Social Security Number is #2, Identity Theft #3, FoodStamps #4, false SSN for School Lunches #5, False SSN for Federal Tax Credits #6, Gang Membership #7, Drug trafficking #8, Human Sex Trafficking #9, and so much more. Illegals should fear deportation so that they will not come. We cannot afford the handouts they milk US for.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: earlybird, 3/18/2017 1:54:48 PM     (No. 11193968)

It’s working!!!

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Rumblehog, 3/18/2017 1:59:15 PM     (No. 11193974)

Another FAKE holiday, like Kwanza. Even Mexicans in Mexico don´t celebrate ´Cinco de Mayo´.
Let´s face it, this is just a reason for food vendors to hit the streets to accompany bands & dancers giving a free a show for the gringos.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: BigGeorgeTX, 3/18/2017 2:15:57 PM     (No. 11193999)

Here in Texas, we don´t need a special holiday to eat Mexican food and drink Margaritas.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: RUReadyY3K, 3/18/2017 2:21:16 PM     (No. 11194008)

Maybe illegal immigrants can take their remaining food stamps and return to their home country and have their celebration there.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Omen, 3/18/2017 2:44:17 PM     (No. 11194032)

Love it!
Fear is a good thing.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: rolfnader, 3/18/2017 2:47:16 PM     (No. 11194034)

Trump - 120
Swamp - 0

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Reply 11 - Posted by: droopydog, 3/18/2017 2:49:39 PM     (No. 11194036)

spare me

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Reply 12 - Posted by: j9zig2009, 3/18/2017 2:50:06 PM     (No. 11194037)

It´s like Christmas every day with Pres. Trump!

Not tired of winning yet!

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Reply 13 - Posted by: harper, 3/18/2017 3:40:23 PM     (No. 11194096)

Some days the wins are big.
Some days the wins are small
Some days the wins are multiple

But every day there are wins.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: hershey, 3/18/2017 3:41:25 PM     (No. 11194098)

Good, keep that crap south of the border where it belongs....

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Reply 15 - Posted by: Freeloader, 3/18/2017 4:06:12 PM     (No. 11194116)

"Keep movin´, movin´, movin´...Though they´re disapprovin´...Keep them doggies movin´...rawhide..."

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Reply 16 - Posted by: farmwife, 3/18/2017 5:47:50 PM     (No. 11194180)

The idea that illegals are marching, flying a foreign flag and making demands of our country the height of hubris. I´m glad they will be thinking twice about marching in plain sight and insulting the country that they have been invading.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: bighambone, 3/18/2017 9:01:51 PM     (No. 11194302)

More fake news unless the people running the Stinko de Mayo Mexican celebration are illegal alien criminals who fear being arrested and deported.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: 1976Ag, 3/18/2017 11:58:42 PM     (No. 11194366)

This is not Mexico and most are probably illegal. Why should they be allowed this parade anyway?

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Reply 19 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623, 3/19/2017 2:00:49 AM     (No. 11194394)

Stinko de mayo. Hope they haven´t ordered the booze already.

You can´t have it both ways. Don´t care if you are scared. Shouldn´t have done illegal things. I care about the Americans murdered and my tax dollars.

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Reply 20 - Posted by: Historybuff, 3/19/2017 1:15:26 PM     (No. 11194769)

Contrary to what the beer companies tell you Cinco de Mayo is the commemoration of the defeat of INVADERS in Mexico - The Mexicans repelled the invasion of the French into their country.

We have a better count of the bottles of Mexican beer that cross the border into this country than we do of the people who cross the border from Mexico. . . but then again those bottles of beer are TAXED!

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