Friday, September 27, 2019

SHOCK!!! MATTIE RHODES CENTER ICE INVITATION SPARKS CONTROVERSY AMID KANSAS CITY IMMIGRATION CRISIS!!!



A Kansas City non-profit community center conversation sparks controversy and social media outcry from local immigration advocates critical of a controversial government agency.

TKC Blog Community denizens following this crisis get first word and share their hot take on the hot mess:

"Facts: John Fiero invites Chief Smith and ICE Agents to Mattie Rhodes. Unbeknownst to the Latino Community who were shocked and stunded that their trust had been compromised and double crossed! John Fiero was Vice Chair of the Audit Committee for the Jackson County Jail and voted for new jail expansion. John Fiero is Executive Director of Mattie Rhodes and NOT A COMMUNITY LEADER!!!"

Accordingly . . .

BOTH LATINO AND PROGRESSIVE LA MIGRA CRITICS DENOUNCE MATTIE RHODES FOR INVITING ICE TO COMMUNITY MEETINGS AND CITE 'SAFETY' CONCERNS!!!

Their complaints aren't totally out of bounds after an outpouring of negative public reaction following a recent Kansas City ICE arrest of an immigration fugitive which included a broken window of a car with youngsters inside . . .

Here's the word from the otherwise celebrated community center with the relevant passage highlighted:



"Mattie Rhodes Center has been firmly rooted in the Kansas City community for more than a century, and has always supported and protected immigrants and refugees throughout our community.

"Recently, Mattie Rhodes Center hosted a meeting with several Latino community leaders. The intent of the meeting was to discuss policy and safety within the community, however it became apparent following this exchange that the presence of ICE created a scenario where some of our staff, community partners and possibly participants feel unsafe. We are committed to learning from this and want to assure those affected that this was never the intent of the meeting and we are working to make it right.

"Our board of directors and staff are dedicated to providing essential education to and advocacy on behalf of the undocumented community as it relates to changing immigration policy.

"Through the delivery of direct services, advocacy, and community collaboration we aim to promote the views and rights as well as highlight the concerns of immigrant and refugee community members. By walking along side each other and amplifying the voices of all, we will continue to promote positive change and inspire hope for every individual in the future."

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However, as we noted previously, tempers are flaring over this community faux pas and the Prez & CEO of Mattie Rhodes was forced to respond . . .



"In my attempt to increase my own understanding of the policies and procedures upheld by ICE, and as a means to better educate the immigrant community against arrests by them, I sought the participation of ICE’s regional spokesperson at a recent meeting held at one of Mattie Rhodes Center’s sites. This individual's presence along with a representative of the Kansas City Field office, unbeknownst to guests attending the meeting, has resulted in hurt feelings. I recognize my actions while well intended, were hurtful to some of my staff and community members, for this I take full responsibility and apologize.

To those I have upset with my actions, I ask for your understanding of my attempt to be an advocate on behalf of our immigrant community. I look forward to learning from this experience and collaborating with my staff, each of you and community organizations in a culturally competent way to protect the human rights of our community.

John Fierro
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Accordingly, as the immigration debate ramps up again to mobilize 2020 voters . . .

THIS MATTIE RHODES COMMUNITY CENTER IMMIGRATION BEEF REPRESENTS RISING PUSH BACK AGAINST ICE ACROSS URBAN CORE KANSAS CITY!!! IS MR. FIERRO WRONG FOR REACHING OUT TO AUTHORITIES OR CORRECT IN WANTING TO LEARN MORE ABOUT RAPIDLY EVOLVING LAW ENFORCEMENT POLICY?!?

You decide . . .

38 comments:

Anonymous said...

Learning?

We can't have people learning in the urban core. None of that please!

Anonymous said...

^^^^ B.S.

He was tone deaf in his invitation. Only giving him credit for falling on the sword himself instead of leaving it to his staff. John has always had problems bowing too quickly to authority.

Not Alex Jones said...

We all are forced to bow. Timing is just a matter of good taste.

Anonymous said...

Hopefully there weren't going to start a raid in the middle of a community meeting. But it might have put the neighborhood on their list for later. I'm sure the roundups will really get going in 2020 to get more votes for the Orange wannabe dictator.

MO said...

Sign of the times, so-called "progressives" and many conservatives don't even want people to talk any more. They'd rather just make aggressive declarations of political war against anyone outside of their little bubble.

Anonymous said...

We need to put more taxpayer money put into "safe spaces".

Johnston said...

If you're here legally, you don't have anything to worry about.

Anonymous said...

^^^ Totally wrong Johnston dipshit:

A US-born citizen who was in immigration detention for three weeks has been released

There's a war on everybody who isn't a Republican and that's why this administration needs to be impeached. It's a necessary check and balance of power and a Constitutional right.

Anonymous said...

^^ More fake news, dipshit.
And Trump isn't going anywhere.

Anonymous said...

He could have taken a personal meeting if he wanted to learn more. No need to expose the rest of the community just for a bull session.

Anonymous said...

Sorry sweetheart, Trumper is getting kicked out probably by Christmas. Good luck voting for Pence. He has all the charisma of an onion.

Anonymous said...

@10:48 and yet he's going prison after he's impeached. Weird.

Anonymous said...

I can't criticize immigrants too much, not all of my ancestors were first Americans, some of them came here from Foreign Countries, and I try not to be a hypocritical racist.

Anonymous said...

@ 10:48 is correct, when Trump loses the Election, declares Martial Law and disbands Congress and the Supreme Court, he won't be going anywhere at all - voluntarily!

Anonymous said...

10:25 you ignorant slut stop lying. The guy had conflicting paperwork and it is still being investigated. You should be locked up for spreading false information and being sympathetic to illegal immigrants ya asshole.

10:48 & 10:56 who are one and the same you've had him going to prison every since he won the election. Hopefully you'll go to jail for act of treason against our POTUS.

Anonymous said...

^^Keep eating that shit dummy. Trump has committed treason and is going to be impeached for it. If you back him now, you're the traitor now. You should probably either leave the country now, or pick up your weapon and start the revolution. Either way, you're gone.

Anonymous said...

10:10 is correct, you can’t learn how to avoid breaking the law if you don’t know the rules. It’s a smart move to put those at ease for doing the right things the right way to get us citizenship, this is to make them comfortable that they aren’t after them.

Piss off you whiny ass libtards.

Anonymous said...

11:49 wow, you really are stupid aren’t you! Hahahahaha!

Anonymous said...

All you libs are going to be crying in your beer again just like after the Meuller report when this too blows over. Tissues for your issues.

Anonymous said...

"Not feeling safe" has become the go-to excuse for banning opposing viewpoints. The traditional cure for not feeling safe is to get into bed, curl into a fetal position and pull the covers over your head. Another way is to not enter this country illegally and so subject yourself to deportation when it is not convenient.

Anonymous said...

Criminals uncomfortable in the presence of law enforcement. News at 10

Anonymous said...

He should have had of truckload of illegals ready to hand over to ICE.

Retro ROCKER said...

Pelosi won't even bring the impeachment vote to the Floor. If the Democrats are smart They would nominated THE Lady running For President from the State of Hawaii. She is the Only Democrat,that has it Together. But the D.N.C.Don't want her SHE WILL NOT BE A PUPPET. BIDEN IS A PUPPET,SOME ONE IS ALWAYS PULLING HIS STRINGS.

Anonymous said...

@12:06PM-Possibly. But unlike you, my wife is still alive, so there's that. Hahahahahaha!

Anonymous said...

^^But hates you every day for the loser you are.

Anonymous said...

Whistleblower Admits: ‘I Was Not a Direct Witness to Most of the Events Described’

Trump is leaving office while the losers in here thinking so hopefully will all choke and die in a mass suicide.

Anonymous said...

Round up all the illegals and send them back to their shithole of origin, mostly shithole Mexico. Round up every single one of them. Don’t care if it separates families.

Anonymous said...

It is not disputed that illegal and mass immigration lower wages, raise rents and dilute your vote...the sjw are just useful idiots for the globalists corporations, wall street and international bankers who need to keep wages low and property values high...they do not give one shits about you or the illegals.

Suckers....illegal and mass immigration is a power grab by the elites who wish to rule us even further....representatives and electoral college votes are dependent upon the number of people in a district regardless of whether they are legal or illegal...so by increasing the number of people in a district (using mass immigration, homeless, illegals)gives a district more representatives in congress and that state more electoral college votes thus diluting every citizen not in those districts vote. There is a war on for the control of this country and pretty no-one knows...well except the globalists who are winning.

Anonymous said...

Each state gets a representative for roughly every 750K ppl in it. California has 53 rep.s but has about 7.5 million illegals, if we take away all the illegals calif would only have 43 representatives and those representatives would be allocated to other states.

Electoral college votes are the number of rep.s plus one for each senator (2). So now calif has 55 electoral votes but would only have 47. With the upcoming census calif hopes to gain another 2-4 rep.s based on the number of illegals only which is the only real increase to calif's population these days....this should answer the question on why the Dems are so opposed to RE-ADDING the citizenship question on the census in 2020 (which was a question on the census until obama had it stricken...why?)

Illegals and the sjws who push for it are just useful idiots to use a "loophole" in our constitution to overthrow the will of its citizens for the financial gain of the international corporations and bankers....

Bill said...

I consider John Fierro to be a great Kansas Citian. I personally know John and he is a good man who's given over 20yrs of FREE service to our city by sitting on boards ranging from Parks and Rec to the school board. He's all about helping people, especially the Hispanic community. His insights into helping should lead to partnerships with the government services you deal with. The neighborhood I live in has strong ties to the KCPD and Chief Rick Smith. I commend John for building partnerships and communication lines so we can work together and help one another. John, my hats off to you and thank you for all the years of service you have given to this town! Bill Nigro

Anonymous said...


Of course they don't want to hear both sides of the story they want their 50 million relatives to cross the boarder and gain freebies all the while laughing at how stupid the radical left is for letting it happen.

Anonymous said...

Yeah, but you're broke 'cause your trans wife's so f'ugly, she has to work Independence Ave after dark.

Pay a lawyer instead of sending money "home", then sneaking around until ICE smashes your window, culo! said...

Dafuk?! So, we're supposed to be propagandized with that worn out crap---it's the precious "undocumenteds" that do not feel SAFE!! They're "ILLEGALS"...SAY IT!!

More legal citizens are feeling unsafe everyday from the many criminal illegals demanding rights that aren't theirs. Plenty are costing resources of significant portions, and committing violence and fraudulence that is dividing and downgrading this nation.

Anonymous said...

The whole thing was announced early so the illegals would know when to hide!

Anonymous said...

Community organizers are documented. The problem is the witnesses are undocumented. Grass roots organizations work on the street level where those who are affected are struggling to survive. Police and Prosecutor are unable to reach in the community this way. These are humanitarian issues that can only be solved by public education and participation. State Violence only adds to the problem.

Anonymous said...

That ugly, little fuck, just needs to shut the fuck up!

Anonymous said...

Merry XMAS moron. Trump will dump on you for another four years. Get with it and get yourself a spray tan Casper.

Anonymous said...

Kansas City had a race issue long before Trump. Charlie Parker said "don't let me die in Kansas City"?