Native American confronts 'anti-illegal immigration' protesters

A Native American man criticized protesters at an Arizona rally
against illegal immigration, calling them the real “illegals” for
invading his country and killing Native Americans when Europeans first
settled on US soil.

“You’re all fucking illegal. You’re all illegal,”
the Native American man yelled at the protesters, who had gathered in
Tuscon, Arizona to demonstrate their opposition to illegal immigration
by Central and South Americans. “We didn’t invite none of you here. We’re the only native Americans here.”Some
have applauded the man for pointing out the protesters’ hypocrisy, who
at one point immigrated to the US themselves or are descendants of
immigrants. The Native American man, who was pushing his baby through
town in a stroller, staged his own protest when he came across the
rally.“Get on with your bogus arguments. We’re the only legal ones here,” he yelled.

protester was caught standing near the angry Native American and became
the target of his criticism. The man was carrying a small American flag
and a sign that read, “We should have put that sign up when you son of the bitches came.”Pointing
towards the American flag held by the protester, the Native American
said that it “represents blood spilled by Native Americans, protecting
this land from the invaders.”“You don’t want to hear the God damn truth!” he yelled. “Get on, bitch! All the Native Americans you killed, you plant your houses here. That’s the truth.”

Arizona’s proximity to the Mexican border, it has long been a hub for
anti-immigration protests and initiatives. The state passed the “Support
Our Law Enforcement and Safe Neighborhoods Act” in 2010, which is a
strict anti-illegal immigration measure that has stimulated significant
controversy. The law made it a misdemeanor crime for an “alien” to be in
the state of Arizona without carrying registration documents. It also
allows law enforcement officers to stop any individual that they suspect
of being an illegal immigrant, thereby promoting racial profiling. It
also imposes heavy penalties on those involved in sheltering or hiring
unregistered aliens.The law’s controversial provisions were
blocked by the US Department of Justice, but the Supreme Court in 2012
ruled to uphold the “show me your papers” provision allowing law
enforcement to stop anyone who looks like an illegal immigrant.But
the Native American man who staged his own protest at the rally
considers it hypocritical for Americans to criticize others for
immigrating into the US when everyone but Native Americans at one point
did so themselves.“That’s what [the American] flag stands for – all the Native Americans you killed to plant your houses here,” he said. “That’s the truth.”