Radio host Jeff Kuhner led a rally to stop the "invasion" of undocumented immigrants, specifically Central American children who might be housed in Massachusetts, on Saturday.
Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick (D) has offered to provide shelter for up to 1,000 undocumented children for up to four months.
According to conservative Boston radio station WRKO, Kuhner held the rally outside the Massachusetts State House (videos below).
Hundreds of people carried signs that read "Seal the Border" and “Americans Before Illegals.”
To prove that he was not racist against immigrants, Kuhner told the crowd that he was a legal immigrant from Canada, and is currently becoming a U.S. naturalized citizen.
“I’ve never seen any kind of a backlash like this before on any issue ever," Kuhner told Boston.com. "People in this state are livid. They feel betrayed by the political elite.
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“These are not children," Kuhner claimed. "When you say child, the implication is 4, 5, 6 [years old]. They’re teenagers, many of them are gangbangers... If you’re 15, you’re not a child. A child is 12 and under.”
However, he failed to mention that in the U.S. anyone under 18 is considered a minor. A federal law signed by President George W. Bush in 2008 requires the U.S. government to provide shelter for any immigrant minor who comes to the U.S. from a non-border country until they have their immigration hearing, notes the Portland Press Herald.