The sign was supposed to be displaying a message warning drivers that the coming exit was closed to traffic.
Officials attempted to change the text on the sign back to its intended message, but were unable to do so and were forced to simply turn off the sign. Miami police are investigating the incident.
It is sad to see an increasing wave of racist, ant-immigrant fever in America fed by conservatives, Republicans and the "Tea Party Movement". Unfortunately, especially during hard economic times, these types who philosophically reject the basic inclusiveness found in America's founding documents raise their ugly heads. They forget that their ancestors were immigrants who changed American culture by adding their own distinctiveness. That is all the new Hispanic immigrants are doing. They are simply fulfilling the promise of America. We should embrace them, enjoy their Taco's and relish in the spirit of their joining the ever expanding American mosaic.
John H. Armwood