Report on the Lakewood, Colorado Obama open borders protest on July 19, 2014

Protests against Obama's open border policy were held around the country on July 18 and 19, 2014. 

Organizers describe the protests' purpose as:

"On July 18 and 19, 2014, the largest coordinated protest against all forms of amnesty, comprehensive immigration reform, and the government's failure to enforce immigration laws and secure our borders will begin, all across America. The protests are scheduled to be held at state capitols, Mexican consulates, and on streets and overpasses coast-to-coast, including Hawaii and Alaska."

The protests were organized by the group Make Them Listen. See more information by the organizers and see their facebook event page.

CAIRCO was not involved in organizing these protests. However, we recognize that they presented an excellent opportunity for concerned Americans to make their concerns known to the public and especially to the media.

I attended the protest in Lakewood, Colorado. While I expected to see only a handful of people in the 90 degree heat, I was quite impressed with the number of people who showed up to express their concerns about open borders. Even former Congressman Tom Tancredo showed up!

Equally impressive were the nonstop horns sounding from both freeway lanes as well as from cars driving past us on the overpass.

I spoke with many of the people at the protest. All were very concerned about the direction in which our country is being taken - against their will.

One misdirected open borders woman held up a "Racist" sign - I have to give her credit for showing up. Numerous protesters politely informed her that their concerns were about immigration law enforcement and had nothing to do with race. She did look pretty dejected toward the end. 

Here are a few photos of the event:

CAIRCO photo of protest in Lakewood, Colorado against Obama open borders policy, July 19, 2014

CAIRCO photo of protest in Lakewood, Colorado against Obama open borders policy, July 19, 2014

CAIRCO photo of protest in Lakewood, Colorado against Obama open borders policy, July 19, 2014


Some media coverage

TV stations and other media outlets had been alerted to the event, yet not one reporter or camera crew showed up during the time I was there - when there were a huge number of protesters on the overpass. I left the event mid-afternoon, after several hours of protesting. After I left, there was some media coverage - see these articles:

This article reported on the media blackout of the protests:

Americans protest against Invasion of Illegals in 319 cities. Media blackout.
Dr. Eowyn, DC Clothesline, July 19, 2014.

Yesterday, July 18, 2014, thousands of Americans protested against the Invasion of the Illegals across our southern border in 319 towns and cities across the country. [See the original article for photos.]

While the number of protesters in each locale was small, the fact that the protests took place ACROSS America certainly is significant. You would think that to be news, but you saw none of it in your local or national TV news because of a media blackout. In the Amerika of Obama, if the media doesn’t report it, then it didn’t happen.