The scene this weekend may be in a place called Oracle, Arizona, where a protest is planned, according to the Tucson Progressive
While liberals in Tucson are welcoming the children and touting the 250 jobs the migrant shelter and processing center will bring to a struggling part of the city, rednecks north of town are planning a Murrieta-style ugly American protest to greet 40 children who could be housed at the Sycamore Canyon Academy on the back side of Mountain Lemmon.Jump!
Perhaps this label has been around some and I have not seen it, but it caught my attention for the first time here.
UGLY AMERICAN PROTEST
My proposal is that we help this label become part of the American lexicon.
There is a bit more information about this protest here.
ORACLE - Nearly 280 migrant children are already staying at a Tucson shelter; now another location could be coming to Oracle, several miles into the Catalina Mountains, behind a campground along Mt. Lemmon Highway.The reaction to this situation has made me more discouraged about being and american than I have been in a long time. If these protests gain momentum, then we need to make sure opposition to them gains momentum too,
"It's a very beautiful place to be," said area resident Robert Skiba. "On the weekends, it gets pretty crowded."
And it might soon be getting even busier.
Beyond the campsite is a gate, concealing the Sycamore Canyon Academy. The facility is run by 'Rite of Passage,' a Nevada based group that works with at-risk youth.
The Pinal County Sheriff's Department recently got word 40 to 50 migrant children could soon be staying here.
So, I am starting a new tag - Ugly American Protests.