INTERVIEWS With “Make Them Listen” Anti-Illegal-Immigration Protesters

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Protesters Tammy Taylor and Chris Downs protesting next to Highway 280 in front of Walmart in Shelby County on Friday. Hear what they and the woman coordinating the actions have to say below. A bigger protest is scheduled for Saturday morning at 9 a.m. Photo by Dan Carsen.
Protesters Tammy Taylor and Chris Downs protesting next to Highway 280 in front of Walmart in Shelby County on Friday. Hear what they and the woman coordinating the actions have to say below. A bigger protest is scheduled for Saturday morning at 9 a.m. Photo by Dan Carsen.

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — Today was the first day of a two-day nationally coordinated protest against immigration reform and the recent “border surge” of undocumented minors. The effort was organized by a Facebook-based group called “Make Them Listen.” Saturday’s protest, also in front of the Highway 280 Walmart, looks to be bigger. WBHM’s Dan Carsen caught up with local coordinator Deanna Frankowski during the first protest of two held during Friday’s rush hours. She says illegal immigration poses health, economic, and security risks … and she says much more than that:

Dan Carsen

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