7/19/14, "Pine Belt residents join national illegal immigration protest," wlox.com, WDAM, by Charles Herrington, Jones County, Miss.
"About one dozen Pine Belt residents carried signs and American flags
and waved at vehicles from an overpass on Interstate-59 Saturday to
protest illegal immigration. They were part of a National Day of
Protest organized on social media by the "Make Them Listen" movement.
Folks from Petal, Pearl River and Jones counties displayed signs such
as "Secure the Border" and "No Amnesty" as they stood on the overpass
at the Hattiesburg-Laurel Regional Airport exit.
"The border is not secure and we're being invaded," said Darlene
Thomas, one of the organizers of the protest. "It's not a legal process
and it needs to stop," she said.
"They need to close that (southern) border," said Sue Jordan, one of
the protesters. "It's not just about the kids (coming from Central
America), it's about whatever else is coming across there that is
dangerous to us," she said.
"I'm for legal immigration," said Isaac McCoy of Petal, who was born
in Romania. He said he became a naturalized citizen after being adopted
by American parents. "The illegal way is just not helping, in fact, I
feel like it's a threat to our nation," McCoy said.
Similar protests Saturday were scheduled to take place in various locations in all 50 states."