Immigration Motivates March, Not Statues

Isolated photo of Robert E. Lee, the commander of the Confederate forces at GettysburgJust weeks ago, a march took place in Charlottesville that made national headlines. It quickly became apparent that people, mostly Caucasians, were angry over the removal of a statue of General Robert E. Lee. News outlets reported that protesters were upset about the removal of a piece of the city’s history, and showed counter-protestors clashing with those who held the belief that history should be preserved. But that wasn’t the whole story.

The organizer of the march, Jason Kessler, is an activist and known anti-immigration writer. He most recently fought against the city’s status as a sanctuary city. Immigration has emerged as the real motivation for the march and protest — not the removal of a statue.

Kessler is the organizer of a group called Unity and Security for America. The goal of the group is to determine and fight the effects of immigration on white United States citizens. The group’s focus is lobbying for laws restricting legal and illegal immigration. In an article, Kessler was reported as stating that white people are becoming a minority and that they need to advocate for themselves before they go extinct.

While many are certainly angered over the removal of what they consider to be the history of this nation, the real reason for the recent march may not be so cut and dry. Many, including the organizer of the march, want to ban immigrants from the country and are eager to make their opinion heard.

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