Well, this is interesting. The Hill reports that Philadelphia’s largest Cinco de Mayo celebration is going to be canceled because people are afraid of Donald Trump:
Edgar Ramirez told a local NBC affiliate that as many as 15,000 people gather for the annual parade through South Philadelphia, marking the city’s largest Cinco de Mayo celebration.Ramirez told NBC the decision was “sad but responsible” amid reports of more immigration enforcement arrests on the part of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).
M.J. Randolph writes, “ICE has already begun cracking down. After two weeks of raids, 248 illegal immigrants have been put in federal custody from Pennsylvania, Delaware and West Virginia. ” Of course, if you are not here illegally, there’s nothing to be afraid of. Here’s more from The Hill:
Ramirez said that the Mexican-American community, including both legal and illegal residents, was disheartened by reports of large-scale arrests.
“The group of six organizers decided to cancel unanimously,” Ramirez said. “Everyone is offended by the actions of ICE. They did not feel comfortable holding the event.”
From what I can tell, this won’t hurt Trump’s reputation at all. He said he’d fix the immigration issue and he’s already taken steps to do so. This might not play well amongst the illegal immigrants, but it will be beneficial to those immigrants who have come here legally and are obeying the laws.