This year’s major Cinco de Mayo celebration in Philadelphia has been cancelled after event organizers feared that a large number of attendees would be scooped up in an immigration raid.
You know there are a lot of illegals in Philadelphia when something like this happens.
According to event organizer Edgar Ramirez, the decision was a “sad but responsible” one.
Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents have been cracking down on illegal aliens throughout the country since President Trump came to power.
“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.”
Conservative Tribune reports:
El Carnaval de Puebla announced the cancellation on its Facebook page, where it said it was concerned for “the safety and welfare of our fellow carnival people and their families.”
Apparently they were expecting some sort of raid en masse, but their fears were groundless.
WCAU reported that ICE Officer Khaalid Walls told them in an email that “ICE’s enforcement actions are targeted and lead-driven. ICE does not conduct sweeps or raids that target aliens indiscriminately.”
What a shame that the event didn’t take place. A Cinco de Mayo festival would probably be one of the easiest places to find illegal immigrants.