Rick Perry is dumb as a box of rocks when it comes to borders and immigration enforcement. He is still apologizing for making insulting remarks about pro-sovereignty patriots in the September 22 debate when he said that anyone who doesn’t support in-state tuition for illegal aliens doesn’t have a heart.
The man didn’t learn anything from seeing his poll numbers crater to single digits after making that crude statement. His latest foot-in-mouth remark was support for work visas for illegal aliens — but no US citizenship for them. As if that mattered a frijole.
Illegal aliens come for the money only. A permit to work legally is the key to the kingdom for them. They don’t care about US citizenship; only La Raza and other political marxicans are concerned with herding hispanics to the polls.
From a psychological perspective, rewarding lawbreakers guarantees the unwanted behavior will continue. Any amnesty (including work permits) will correctly inform wanna-bes around the world that America is still not serious about immigration enforcement.
And hasn’t Perry heard about American unemployment? There’s a jobs depression in the land, and transforming millions of illegal aliens into legal workers in a kick in the teeth for jobless citizens.
Texas Gov. Rick Perry proposed the federal government should extend work visas allowing illegal immigrants to move freely between the U.S. and their home countries — but stressed that he opposes amnesty or a path to citizenship.
Perry said in an interview with CNN’s John King on Thursday that expectations that U.S. authorities are going to arrest and deport up to 15 million illegal immigrants isn’t realistic. He added, however, that other Republicans, including fellow Texan George W. Bush, went too far when they previously proposed an immigration overhaul that included a path to citizenship.
The Texas governor also claimed his chief rival for the Republican presidential nomination, Mitt Romney, had once supported amnesty. Romney has drawn criticism for hiring a lawn care company that employed illegal immigrants at his family’s property in a Boston suburb for a decade — but has also said amnesty is not appropriate for illegal immigrants.
“You can put a program into place in which these individuals can be identified, and work visas in which they can move back and forth between their countries but not to become United States citizens,” Perry said. “And I think that’s where McCain, that’s where Romney, that’s where even Bush went wrong when they talked about the issue that, `we’re going to give amnesty to these individuals,’ and people just said, `no, we’re not.’”
Perry didn’t elaborate on what such a visa plan would look like, saying only that authorities need to determine a better way to identify illegal immigrants and make them part of mainstream society. He also said the program would only work if the federal government first does a better job securing America’s borders. Continue reading this article
To say Mexico is culturally backward is to understate a Grand Canyon of diversity that is nevertheless easy to overlook. The denizens of our southern neighbor may have TV sets and dress like cowboys, but underneath a somewhat familiar exterior lies a pre-Columbian outlook among many, particularly in the countryside. Superstition correlates with lower levels of education, so the local shaman may be popular psychology practitioner.
The New York Times, ever the promoter of extreme diversity, reported recently that it has become “fashionable” among Mexicans to turn to witchcraft for their anxiety about worsening cartel violence. (What’s wrong with using Mexico’s fine tequila as a mental health aid? — in moderation of course.)
Below, a Mexican woman receives a sorcery procedure involving an egg to relieve her fear of cartels.
CATEMACO, Mexico — In the dimly lighted back room of a modest house in this tourist city now largely devoid of tourists, Luis Tomás Marthen Torres, a warlock with 50 years of experience, closes his eyes and chants as he briskly rubs a stark white egg over the arms, chest and neck of a worried customer.
The ritual is old and common here in Mexico’s dominant hub for masters of the occult — where wizardry is passed from generation to generation — but like so many things in Mexico, the requests for help have changed.
“People ask us for assistance because they’re scared of threats, of extortion. They’re full of negative energy,” says Mr. Marthen Torres.
Visitors to this middle-class town of around 67,000 people, which attributes its mysticism to the region’s ancient Olmec roots, had for decades sought wizards to cast love spells and cure physical ailments. But in the midst of the violence that has beset the state of Veracruz, new and creative forms of witchery for protection against extortion and for help finding kidnapped kin have become the leading demands from clients, local practitioners say. Continue reading this article
House Republicans are split over an immigration bill that is backed by presidential candidate Mitt Romney as the measure is attracting escalating criticism from industry groups and rank-and-file members.
The rift over House Judiciary Committee Chairman Lamar Smith’s (R-Texas) E-Verify bill is jeopardizing its chances of passing the Republican-controlled House.
Democrats, by and large, oppose the legislation, which would mandate that employers use the E-Verify system to check their employees’ legal work status.
The Obama administration and many Democrats on Capitol Hill want Congress to pass comprehensive immigration reform. That legislation, however, is considered dead in the 112th Congress.
Smith’s measure in September cleared the Judiciary panel on a party-line vote, though it isn’t clear that the bill has the votes to pass on the House floor.
Republican lawmakers have major concerns with key aspects of the bill’s effects on states’ rights, the federal government’s enforcement of the system and its impact on the agriculture industry, which relies on foreign labor.
Debates over illegal immigration have been a theme of the GOP presidential primary, with Smith’s bill getting some attention.
Romney, the former Massachusetts governor, has endorsed the national E-Verify mandate, and released a Web ad on Wednesday attacking fellow GOP White House contender Rick Perry, governor of Texas, for his opposition to a statewide E-Verify program.
Sen. Marco Rubio (Fla.), who has been mentioned as a potential Republican 2012 vice presidential nominee, recently told The Hill that he supports E-Verify “in concept,” adding that “we need an employment-based verification system.”
Rubio said he has heard objections raised from agriculture sector, suggesting he sees the need for flexibility in E-Verify legislation.
Meanwhile, sources say that at least two dozen House GOP lawmakers have an issue with Smith’s bill because it includes language to preempt the states and local governments and keep them from enforcing their own employment verification laws.
The powerful U.S. Chamber of Commerce, which has endorsed Smith’s bill, maintains that the preemption provision is vital to its support.
Freshman Rep. Lou Barletta (R-Pa.), who campaigned on battling illegal immigration last year, is leading the opposition to Smith’s bill.
As mayor of Hazleton in 2006, he cracked down on employers who knowingly hired illegal workers. Barletta says that if Smith’s bill were to become law, cities like Hazelton and states like Arizona, which have stringent immigration laws on the books, would be prevented from enforcing their state-passed mandates.
“I have no faith that the federal government is serious about enforcing our immigration laws. They haven’t, I don’t believe they will. And the Supreme Court agrees that the states have the right — why would we come along now and take that away from them? And the United States Chamber gets solidly behind this preemption — which raises all sorts of red flags for me — this is a wolf in sheep’s clothing, this bill,” Barletta said in an interview with The Hill. Continue reading this article
In France, a weekly humor magazine was firebombed early Tuesday morning because its upcoming issue featured Mohammed as a “guest editor,” a gimmick which apparently did not go over well in certain quarters. Muslims are notoriously unfriendly to the idea of satire or even graphic representation regarding their precious belief system. Free speech and its practitioners routinely come under attack in areas of Muslim immigrant diversity.
The latest kaboomery at the hands of hostile Muslims certainly won’t make the already fearful Western press confront the “Religion of Peace” more vigorously. One example: a Time magazine blog reported the firebombing incident by blaming the victim as engaging in “Islamophobic antics.”
AFP – The offices of French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo, which published a special Arab Spring edition Wednesday with the prophet Mohammed as guest “editor”, were gutted in a petrol bomb attack overnight, police said.
The fire at the magazine started around 01.00 am (0200 GMT) and caused no injuries, a police source said.
Charlie Hebdo published a special edition Wednesday to mark the Arab Spring, renaming the magazine Charia (Sharia) Hebdo for the occasion.
The cover showed a cartoon of the prophet stating: “100 lashes if you don’t die of laughter!”
The depiction of the prophet is strictly prohibited in Islam.
A witness at the scene, Patrick Pelloux, told AFP a molotov cocktail was hurled through the window and set fire to the computer system.
There’s a new report filled with lots of interesting Asian statistics, focusing on education but including a wide range of social measures, informing anyone who is interested that Asians residing in America are diverse.
Asian Americans overall obtain high levels of formal education, but an analysis of recent census data reveals large disparities between Asian American ethnic groups.
The percentage of high school graduates is as high as 96 percent among Taiwanese Americans and as low as 61 percent among Hmong Americans, according to a report [PDF] released last week by the Asian American Center for Advancing Justice. The rate of bachelor’s degrees ranges from 12 percent among Laotians to 73 percent among Taiwanese.
These lower rates of educational attainment put some Asian American ethnic groups on par with Latinos and African Americans, the report found. Sixty-one percent of Latinos and 81 percent of African Americans have high school diplomas; 13 percent of Latinos and 18 percent of African Americans have bachelor’s degrees.
All together, 86 percent of Asian Americans have high school diplomas, and 49 percent have bachelor’s degrees, the center’s analysis of data from the 2007-09 American Community Survey found. Compared with other racial groups, Asian Americans have the highest rate of bachelor’s degrees, but their high school graduation rate is second to that of whites (90 percent).
Even though the data include both American-born and immigrant Asians, they reflect the various pathways Asian immigrants take to the United States, said Daniel Ichinose, director of the Demographic Research Project and Census Information Center at the Asian Pacific American Legal Center, which co-authored the report.
The majority of Asian immigrants who became legal permanent residents in 2010 – 62 percent – entered as immediate relatives of U.S. citizens or under family-sponsored preferences. Twenty-three percent immigrated under employment-based preferences.
“Educational attainment among Asian Americans in this country is really sculpted and shaped by immigration policies,” Ichinose said.
For example, 52 percent of South Korean immigrants came to the U.S. under employment-based preferences. According to census data, 92 percent of Koreans hold high school diplomas and 52 percent have bachelor’s degrees. On the other hand, just 1 percent of Vietnamese immigrants came to the U.S. under employment-based preferences. Vietnamese educational attainment was among the lowest of Asian Americans: 72 percent graduate from high school, and 27 percent finish college.
The report also notes that many Asian Americans face language barriers. Nearly three out of four speak a language other than English at home, and about one-third are limited-English proficient. Continue reading this article
In today’s America, nowhere is safe from illegal alien violence.
Doing some Sunday evening shopping at WalMart in a rural area proved to be a deadly decision for Kathleen Byham. When went to her car in the store’s parking lot in Albion, New York, she was approached by three men who demanded her keys. She resisted and was repeatedly stabbed by Honduran illegal alien Luis Flamenco and died after being taken to a local hospital.
The police arrested Flamenco hours after the stabbing. They were aided by eye-witness descriptions and surveillance video from WalMart cameras. The police also arrested the two accomplices, plus three other illegal aliens in the course of the investigation.
According to the victim’s father, Scott Byham, Kathleen, aged 45, had just gotten her PhD in art. He expressed hope that the legal system would show Flamenco the same mercy he had shown his daughter.
Reportedly, Flamenco was wanted on a parole warrant from Georgia at the least. Why would an illegal alien get a parole rather that a deportation? Inquiring minds want to know.
Illegal aliens toting backpacks filled with drugs over a porous border are a basic component of cartels’ operations that make billions of dollars annually. ICE made a big bust on Thursday, and reports from phone taps revealed how an open border serves the Sinaloa cartel very well.
“Illegal immigrants carried the drugs over the border in backpacks, stuffed them into cars that were hidden in the desert via GPS coordinates, and then offloaded that so they could go on the freeway,” remarks the reporter William La Jeunesse in the video below.
Authorities have reportedly seized thousands of pounds of narcotics and arrested 70 suspected drug smugglers in what they’re calling one of the biggest narcotics trafficking rings ever dismantled in Arizona.
An official close to the investigation told Reuters that the suspects arrested in Arizona have ties to a violent drug cartel based in the Mexican state of Sinaloa.
“This is one of the more substantial drug-smuggling operations going on right now. This is a billion-dollar drug trade organization linked to the cartel,” the official told Reuters.
The Pinal County Sheriff’s Office and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement made the bust Thursday in the Phoenix area and areas south, including Casa Grande and Maricopa, after a 17-month investigation by local, state and federal officials.
Reuters reports that authorities confiscated drugs, money, weapons, ammunition and bullet-proof vests. The drugs were reportedly being smuggled from Mexico into Arizona by car, plane, on foot and through tunnels. Continue reading this article
The latest Somali bomber has been identified as Abdisalan Hussein Ali, an immigrant who entered the United States at aged two. His example shows again how the usual American assimilation process doesn’t work when faced with such intractable cultures as Somali Muslim. Washington should stop admitting Muslims as immigrants and particularly so for Somalis before they start blowing themselves up in Minnesota and beyond. The diversity Kool-Aid has gone far enough.
MOGADISHU, Somalia — A man who blew himself up in an attack in the Somali capital on Saturday reportedly grew up in Minneapolis and was known by the FBI as one of 20 Somali Americans to have joined an al-Qaida-linked militant group.
Abdisalan Hussein Ali, 22, was suspected of being a member of al-Shabab, the FBI told msnbc.com.
Kyle Loven, the FBI’s chief division counsel for Minneapolis, said Ali was a subject of “Operation Rhino,” an ongoing investigation into Somali youth traveling from the U.S. to Somalia to fight for al-Shabab.
Loven could not confirm whether Ali was indeed the bomber but told msnbc.com that the FBI was “awaiting results from DNA checks at this point.”
Al-Shabab posted an audiotape that they said was made by Ali before he blew himself up during an attack Saturday on an African Union base in Mogadishu that left at least 10 people dead.
The FBI could not confirm whether the audiotape was authentic but was investigating its credibility.
A spokesman for the Somali affairs unit at the U.S. Embassy in Nairobi told msnbc.com that they had seen reports alleging that one of the bombers was an American citizen.”We have not been able to verify those reports,” Matt Goshko said.
In the tape, the young man, who would be at least the fourth American to become a suicide bomber in Somalia, urges other young people to not “just chill all day” and instead fight nonbelievers around the world.
The website Somalimemo.net (website not in English), often used by the al-Shabab militia, said the Somali-American bomber had emigrated to the U.S. when he was two years old. Continue reading this article
When a nation welcomes millions of immigrants from a hugely alien, historically hostile culture who stubbornly resist assimilation, bad things happen.
One recent example was Sunday’s pitched battle on the streets of Paris between hundreds of Turks and Kurds, in which one person reportedly died and a dozen were injured. Riot police had to use tear gas to take back the streets for the French.
I could find no mention of whether the people of France celebrated the diversity of foreigners battling their internal political wars in Paris, although the video below shows non-Middle-Eastern persons avoiding the violence.
Fifteen people were wounded yesterday when a group of alleged Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) supporters attacked Turkish anti-terror demonstrators in Paris.
Turkish citizens had gathered in Bastille Square in Paris in the late afternoon to protest the recent terrorist attacks when alleged PKK supporters attacked them with sticks and stones.
Fifteen people were wounded, and one remains in critical condition.
The protesters refused to leave after the attacks and continued their demonstrations. The French police force then reportedly surrounded the group and used tear gas to contain them.
Anti-terror protests by Turkish citizens in other countries have been going on for some time. A recent protest took place in Holland, where the protests took place peacefully, excluding a minor discrepancy that was quickly resolved by the involvement of Turkish authorities.
Hostile Muslims who support the ideology of planetary jihad must be feeling pretty good these days. A couple of their top guys (Osama & al Awalaki) got whacked, it’s true, but the whole “Arab Spring” charade is going quite well from the pro-caliphate position. A few reformers in Tunisia got the ball rolling and then the Muslim Brotherhood saw their opportunity to move in and take over, following the advice of Rahm Emanuel, to never let a good crisis go to waste.
CBN reporter Dale Hurd recently visited Norway to investigate how the Muslim Brotherhood intends to take over Europe just as it is doing in the Middle East.
Hurd’s video report includes clips from the Norwegian documentary Freedom, equality and the Muslim Brotherhood. The film has not been shown on US television, but thanks to the wonders of technology, it is available on the internet, below. One memorable scene was where a self-identified human rights activist in Yemen agreed with sharia that any Muslim who converts to another religion should be executed. Nice!
Not only does the Muslim Brotherhood have a plan to overwhelm Europe with Islamic demography, it has a similar blueprint for the destruction of America, using immigration and deception to defeat the despised infidels. Every member of Congress should watch the Norwegian film and reconsider the policy of admitting Muslims as immigrants to this country. There is NO upside and the danger is real, no matter how many times diversity is invoked.
Below is the companion article to Dale Hurd’s film report:
OSLO, Norway – The so-called Arab Spring has brought the Muslim Brotherhood to the threshold of power and influence in the Middle East.
But a Norwegian television documentary, called “Freedom, Equality and the Muslim Brotherhood,” is unmasking the Muslim Brotherhood’s plans for world domination.
Walid al-Kubaisi, an Iraqi-born Norwegian journalist, produced and hosted the documentary for Norway television. It has never been shown on American TV.
Al-Kubaisi said Brotherhood leaders told him they have a plan to take over Norway and the rest of Europe as a part of bringing the whole world under Islam.
“The Muslim Brotherhood has a practice. The have learned to speak with two tongues,” he told CBN News.
Kamil al-Najjar, one of the film’s subjects, left the Muslim Brotherhood and consequently is under threat of death.
“They’re trying to deceive the people,” al-Najjar tells al-Kubaisi in the film. “They have managed to deceive a lot of Western politicians into believing them.”
“Their only aim is to control the world with Islam,” he said. “They know they cannot use force to convert the West, so they use deceit.”
However, Muslim Brotherhood leaders are quite open about their intentions with those like al-Kubaisi, who traveled to the Middle East and speaks fluent Arabic.
“The Muslim Brotherhood’s dream is to form a total Islamic state,” Muhammed Mahdi Akef, who was the leader of the Muslim Brotherhood until 2010, told al-Kubaisi.
“Where?” al-Kubaisi asked.
“I don’t know,” Akef replied. “We Muslims are currently scattered all over. There is still a long way to go before we are able to take control in Europe. It will take a long time before it can happen.”
Religion of Bondage
Al-Kubaisi also interviewed Gamal al-Banna, the brother of Hassan al-Banna, the man who founded of the Muslim Brotherhood in 1928.
Al-Banna had surprisingly harsh words for the modern Muslims Brotherhood movement, saying it does not believe in freedom “in any way.”
Congressman Elton Gallegly has followed up his pointed question with an opinion piece detailing one of many Washington-created magnets for foreign lawbreakers.
He has a nice bulleted list of things the feds should do to end the tax refund magnet, but says nothing about legislation he might write to accomplish those goals. Instead he lauds the flawed E-verify bill of Lamar Smith. It’s disappointing.
According to President Obama’s own Treasury Department, 2.3 million illegal immigrants who paid no income taxes in 2010 nevertheless received $4.2 billion in tax refunds.
That’s four times the tax refunds that were paid to illegal immigrants who paid no taxes in 2005, and is increasing exponentially as more illegal immigrants find out about the program.
At a time when the federal government is considering program cuts for American citizens, giving away billions in taxpayer dollars to illegal immigrants is unconscionable.
Illegal immigrants are able to claim tax credits because the IRS allows illegal immigrants to apply for a nine-digit Individual Taxpayer Identification Number, which is then used to file income tax forms in lieu of a Social Security number. Tax credits are paid even if the taxpayer has no taxable income.
As the Treasury Department inspector general who wrote the report noted, these tax credits are “an additional incentive for aliens to enter, reside and work in the United States without authorization, which contradicts federal law and policy to remove such incentives. Clarification is needed on this issue.”
More than clarification is needed. This is one more magnet drawing illegal immigrants to the United States that the federal government must remove.
Usually the government prefers a plea deal to a trial in controversial cases where illegal alien criminals are involved. The details often reveal authorities’ continuing malfeasance and unwillingness to protect the public from truly dangerous foreigners.
It was more than curious when Napolitano withheld records about the case. The whole thing looks plenty dirty, since Carlos Montano’s crash killing the nun was his third drunk-driving incident in five years. The deadly smash-up occurred after he had been released onto American streets even though he was in the midst of a removal process.
The upcoming legal proceeding will take place before a judge rather than a jury and some charges are expected to be pleaded out in advance, although there will be a camera in the courtroom to record opening and closing statements. I’m sure those will be played close to the vest to minimize any further political damage to the administration and its permissive attitude toward even the most dangerous foreign criminals.
Carlos Martinelly Montano, the illegal immigrant charged in an August 2010 crash that killed a nun, has opted to be tried before a judge instead of a jury.
Martinelly, 23, was set to go on trial before a jury Monday on felony murder and a host of other charges in connection with the fatal crash on Bristow Road. Sister Denise Mosier, 66, died and two other Benedictine nuns were critically injured.
At a hearing Friday, Prince William County Circuit Court Judge Lon E. Farris said Martinelly had opted for a non-jury trial on the felony murder charge.
The Bolivian native is expected to plead guilty to other charges, including involuntary manslaughter, two counts of maiming as a result of driving while intoxicated, driving on a suspended or revoked license and a third DWI offense within five years.
“At this point, it’s believed the other charges will be disposed of pursuant to a plea, but details are being worked out,” Farris said.
The judge also ruled that broadcast television cameras can film the plea and opening and closing statements in the trial, but not the testimony itself. Still cameras will be allowed to document the entire hearing. Continue reading this article
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