Fil-Ams at pro-Trump rally: “We support his immigration crackdown”

by Bev Llorente, ABS-CBN News


LAS VEGAS, NV — Over the weekend, Trump supporters gathered across the country to march for President Donald Trump’s new immigration policies, including the revised travel ban.

Trump’s supporters across the country plan to offset the growing anti-Trump movement, with a nationwide demonstration of their own.

Among them who participated are Filipino Americans in Southern Nevada.

‘He is my president’ and ‘God bless the USA’ are among the messages printed in these placards of the March 4 Trump rally.

Hundreds of supporters of President Trump gathered at Trump International Hotel Las Vegas to show their pride and satisfaction in his leadership.

“We want him to succeed and if we are not together, you know, it will break the association of everyone. So we need to be together for him,” said supporter Ellen Stokes.

These supporters say they agree with Trump’s war with the media for allegedly failing to report the positive side of the administration.

“With all the bashing that the media does on Trump that also has a lot to do with it… where is the media for this [support rally]?” said Kay Soto. “They’re not promoting on Trump. There’s no media here. But every time there is a liberal protest bashing Trump, everybody is there.”

“The news is always not telling the truth. That is what I learned — I’ve been watching the news forever, some of them are not true,” said Joan Gaeney.

Fil-Ams here say they back Trump’s immigration crackdown. They said that Pinoys come to America on a family or professional-based petition, and the wait time for these visas takes years before coming to America.

“If we don’t crackdown on those illegals who are taking advantage of the coffers of the United States, then it’s not fair for those people who come here legally like us,” said supporter Norma Rivera.

“They have to come to america legally, like what we did,” said Hilda Badong. “I’m from the Philippines, so I know very well how it is. When we petitioned my daughter, it took us 5 years for her to come here. Everyone has to pass that stage.”

Meanwhile, a smaller group of counter-demonstrators also showed up in protest of the pro-Trump rally.

‘March for Trump’ demonstrations nationwide are intended to show unity in the face of what organizers call as “a plan to sabotage Trump’s vision for America.”


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  • Mario
    7 March 2017 at 12:15 pm - Reply

    Trump Movements is beginning to grow, becoming bigger and stronger everyday.. This is what happened during the Obama regime it created the Obama secret weapons, called the Obama loyalist.. History repeat itself..The Obama loyalist used the IRS to audit, most of the officers, members of the Tea Party, without the knowledge of Obama. The difference between the Obama loyalist versus Trump movement is; the movement is supported by law enforcement agencies, military establishment, religious group,independent voter.etc. as seen on the result of the election.Trump admin is less than 2 months old and Obama war room(nerve center) at Kolorama Mansion in Washington DC, that monitor 50 organizations and will do everything to stop and blocked Trump Administration to grow and succeed. The question is WHY.

    • Arbi
      10 March 2017 at 2:55 pm - Reply

      Cite your sources please and how much are they paying you to write this nonsense?

  • h
    11 March 2017 at 8:54 am - Reply

    Yes it’s about time everyone in America should be as one group not 20 groups in our country America. Yes our president Trump will make America great again. Look Fil-AMS president Trump don’t have anything wrong with you people around him with your support for him to be your president. The only thing that he is trying to do is keep America “SAFE.” And get the illegal people out of America.

    • Arbi
      11 March 2017 at 10:21 am - Reply

      Provide value or make room for someone who can