Radio host plans Mega March counter-protest

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by MONIKA DIAZ

WFAA

Posted on April 29, 2010 at 11:24 PM

DALLAS — Organizers of Saturday's planned Mega March in downtown Dallas expect to attract 100,000 people to voice their concern about immigration reform, but as they make their way down to City Hall, they will be greeted by counter-protesters.

Chris Krok, who hosts a talk show on 570 KLIF, will be leading that protest.

"No se puede!" said Krok in Spanish. "My answer is, 'No you can't!' You are an illegal. You need to follow the laws."

Krok applauds the State of Arizona for pushing one the toughest laws against illegal immigrants in the nation. He hopes Texas follows its lead.

"We love you like a human being and we have compassion for you, but just like we treat a drunken driver, or somebody who has committed a crime, we treat them with compassion and respect, but with the law," Krok said.

In 2006, Krok participated in Mega Marches in Georgia. He says illegal immigration is taking its toll in schools, jails and hospitals. Krok is frustrated, and so are his listeners.

"In Washington, D.C., the government officials have violated their oath of office by letting this problem occur," said Rich, who called in during Krok's program.

For Krok, the blame isn't one-sided. He blames Republicans and Democrats.

"They don't get it," he said, adding that he does not support mass deportations, and is willing to discuss legalization for illegal immigrants.

But before any such program, Krok wants improvements at the borders.

"Seal those borders off 110 percent, and then we can talk," he said.

On Saturday at 1 p.m., both sides will be demanding change.

E-mail mdiaz@wfaa.com

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