"Who are we going to choose to get the water," Sweet said. "Us or illegals?"
Robert Woo said part of the strength of anti-immigration activists is the networking power offered online. He said it keeps the group of tightly knit despite living all over Southern California.
"If it wasn't for the Internet, none of this would be here," Woo said.
The immigrant rights activists mirrored their anti-immigration counterparts with their own signs, slogans, swears and taunts.
Some held signs with anti-swastika symbols while others accused the Garcia's counterparts of "White Ignorance." Immigrant activist groups chanted "K-K-K," comparing their opposition to the Ku Klux Klan.
Laguna Beach High School sophomore Elizabeth Shabazian pointed out a man with a sign that read "Day Labor Site Closed by Order of the Minutemen."
"I highly doubt he had a middle-aged white man building his house," she said.
Shabazian was one of several high school students who came to support the center. A few of the students said they had all read an article on Garcia, which inspired them to protest her event.
"They have a hidden agenda, which is hate," said student Elissa Shopoff.
Garcia laughs that notion off, saying they are plain wrong.
"It doesn't even phase me one bit, in fact I find it humorous because it's so far from the truth," Garcia said.
Some immigration advocates had other reasons for being there.
Lisann Martinez said she thinks immigrants are willing to do jobs many Americans aren't. She also said many of the soldiers fighting in Iraq are immigrants.
"Who's going to fight your wars for you?" Martizez asked.
Despite the counter demonstration and the heated words on both sides, Garcia chalks the protest up to a victory. She said there has been a growing number of people who show support driving by.
"When we first started coming out here, we barely were getting a horn honk," Garcia said.
Garcia said there was little if any positive response when she started protesting about two years ago. Now the negative and positive reactions are more even.