From Miami to Minnesota, protests call attention to immigration crisis

Immigration Protest
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Along East Seventh Street in the Dayton’s Bluff neighborhood of St. Paul, Minn., more signs are in Spanish than English, advertising everything from used cars to groceries.

That backdrop certainly made Larry Dalin’s sign stand out.

Holding a sign that read “In Mexico, illegals are jailed,” Dalin was a lone sentry outside the Mexican Consulate on Friday afternoon, part of a national protest against illegal immigration and the Obama administration’s response to the on-going crisis at the nation’s southern border.

Though he may have been alone at the protest, Dalin’s frustration is embodied by many Americans.  He’s 58, unemployed for more than a year and facing bleak job prospects after a career in manufacturing. His frustration boiled over after hearing stories of undocumented and unaccompanied children being allowed into the country during the past several weeks.

Even though he was stationed outside the Mexican Consulate, Dalin’s frustration was directed at the American government.

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By Eric Boehm | Watchdog.org

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