In Kenya, the government is beginning to deport, er “repatriate” Somalis after the horrific Nairobi mall attack in September. The BBC report linked below didn’t like the word “deport” apparently, because it was not used.
“Repatriate” is more positive though, since it sounds like “patriot” and is based on the Latin “patria” meaning “native land.” The word “deport” also comes from Latin, specifically “deportare” meaning to “carry away” — according to the Apple dictionary built into my Mac.
Kenya’s interior minister has sacked 15 immigration officers as investigations into the Westgate mall siege continue.
Joseph Ole Lenku said the officials had endangered national security by issuing ID documents to illegal immigrants.
He also said the government would start repatriating Somali refugees to prevent further attacks.
At least 67 people died when militants from the Somali Islamist al-Shabab group attacked the Nairobi shopping centre last month.
Kenya is host to the largest refugee camp in the world, Dadaab – home to about half a million people – near the Somali border, while it is believed that more than 30,000 Somali refugees live in the Kenyan capital, Nairobi, alone.
‘Welcomed with open arms’ Mr Lenku said the sacked immigration officers would appear in court to face the law.
The government would also be carrying out a thorough audit of identity cards and passports issued in the country in the last two years, he said.
“This exercise will enable us flush out all those who have been issued with illegal passports and other identification documents,” Kenya’s Star newspaper quoted him as saying.
“We have welcomed with open arms, refugees fleeing from insecurity in neighbouring countries but we won’t allow them to harm us,” he added in his address to journalists in Nairobi.
“Because of the returning calm in some parts of the Federal Republic of Somali, the process of repatriating Somali refugees has started,” he said.
Kenya has about 4,000 troops in the south of Somalia as part of the UN-backed African Union force which has made significant advances against al-Shabab in the last two years, recapturing the area’s main cities. Continue reading this article
Former New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson was spouting whoppers about the benefits of illegal alien amnesty on Saturday, saying he sees “rays of hope” in next week’s fly-in to Washington by business leaders to batter House Republicans into submission and that the President will deign to take a piecemeal approach (and count on Harry Reid’s conference wolves to make legalization happen for millions).
You can tell that one of the Democrat talking points is that mass amnesty is “good for the economy” because it is so frequently mentioned, even though the CBO reported that the Senate bill would reduce average wages in America for 12 years, increase unemployment for 7 years and reduce per capita GNP growth over 25 years.
Richardson stated openly, “Now as long as the path to citizenship of the 11 million is kept in an immigration bill, the House and Senate can move into a conference committee and then come out I think with a comprehensive package.”
In other words, walk into the trap, stupid Republicans.
Radio host Laura Ingraham has been grilling members of Congress on their position about going to conference with the Senate sharks, and she is a tough grader. She cross-examined Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) on October 25 about his position on conferencing and found his arguments inadequate for a passing grade: the title on the interview reads, “Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) supports immigration reform in the House.”
It’s too bad more conservative radio talkers don’t keep this issue front and center as Ingraham does. Rush Limbaugh is worse than useless, and he appears to have given up. Mass amnesty is the biggest threat to the country, worse than Obamacare, because legislation can be changed, but the big-government culture of hispanics has shown itself to last for generations. And culture forms politics, not the other way around.
You know, I’ve no wish to join the big group of intellectuals who spend their time debating immigration… I have the impression that these talks serve no purpose. The people already know it all, intuitively: that France, as our ancestors fashioned it centuries ago, is disappearing. And that we keep the gallery amused by talking ceaselessly of immigration without ever saying the final truth. A truth that is moreover unsayable, as my friend Jean Cau noted, because whoever says it is immediately hounded, condemned then rejected. Richard Millet came close to it, look what happened to him! [See here for more on this].
Is the seriousness of the problem being kept from the French people?
Yes. Starting with the politicians in charge first of all! Publicly “everything’s going well, Madame Marquessa”. But behind closed doors, they acknowledge that “yes, you’re right: there is a real problem”. I have several edifying letters on this subject from prominent leftist politicians, from those on the right too, to whom I sent the Camp of the Saints. “But you understand: we can’t say it …” These people have a double language, a double conscience. I don’t know how they do it! I think the distress comes from there: the people know that things are being hidden from them. Today, tens of millions of people don’t buy into the official discourse on immigration. Not one of them believes that it is an opportunity for France “une chance pour la France”. Because reality imposes itself on them, every day. All of these ideas boil in their heads and don’t come out.
You don’t believe it’s possible to assimilate the foreigners welcomed into France?
No. The model of integration isn’t working. Even if a few more illegals are escorted to the border and we succeed in integrating foreigners a bit more than today, their numbers will not stop growing and that will change nothing in the fundamental problem: the progressive invasion of France and Europe by a numberless third-world. I’m not a prophet, but you see clearly the fragility of these countries, where an unbearable poverty is established and grows ceaselessly alongside indecent wealth. Those people don’t turn to their governments to protest. They expect nothing of them. Continue reading this article
The political correctness brigade has now focused its sights on Halloween, just in case some diverse kid doesn’t feel included (even though no actual complaints have been found). And what student would object to replacing the daily grind of study with some candy and goofing off? As SunTV guy David Menzies notes, one school has prohibited the munchkins from dressing up and has renamed the occasion Black and Orange Day. The Toronto School Board has issued an advisory warning about all the bad things associated with Halloween.
“In particular, please keep in mind that certain Halloween costumes inappropriately perpetuate racial, cultural, and gender stereotypes,” it continues. “Although it may not be the intent, these costumes, and choosing to wear them, can depict identities in ways that are offensive or hurtful to others”
Recent Rasmussen poll results reflect the lack of faith with which the public regards the Washington swamp of corruption. The White House and Congress should be embarrassed, but they are incapable of feeling shame and don’t even pretend to carry out the wishes of the American citizens any more.
Most voters continue to put more border control first in any immigration reform plan, but fewer than ever trust the federal government to actually control the border if a new plan is passed. Voters also lean toward a go-slow piece-by-piece approach to immigration reform over a comprehensive bill.
The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that just 25% of Likely U.S. Voters think it is even somewhat likely that the federal government will actually secure the border and prevent illegal immigration if that’s part of new immigration legislation. Sixty-five percent (65%) consider it unlikely. This includes only five percent (5%) who say the government is Very Likely to secure the border if it’s part of legislation that would give legal status to those already here illegally and 24% who feel it’s Not At All Likely. (To see survey question wording, click here.)
Confidence in the likelihood of the federal government actually securing the border fell to a previous low of 28% in late June from a high of 45% in January. This skepticism continues to be perhaps the biggest problem immigration reformers face.
Republicans want proof that the border has been secured to prevent further illegal immigration before allowing legalization of those now here illegally to go forward. The president believes the legalization process and the implementation of more border security should take place at the same time.
But only 18% of voters believe those who are now in this country illegally should be granted legal status right away. Sixty-two percent (62%) disagree and think legalization should come only after the border is secured. Nineteen percent (19%) are not sure. These attitudes are unchanged from past surveys. Continue reading this article
Unfortunately, European elites are too afflicted with liberal notions of virtue to see a civilization-threatening invasion when it is upon them. Perhaps Europe can absorb a million third-worlders per year, even with a bad economy, but it cannot survive 10 or 20 million annually, and there’s no reason why that number wouldn’t come if the dissatisfied of Africa see Europe putting out the welcome mat for everyone. Plus, Africa is on track to double in population over the next 40 years, so the pressure to flee is bound to increase.
Below, Africans heading for Italian territory in 2011.
Egypt, for example, is a very crowded 82 million persons, and the New York Times reported this week that disappointment in the nation’s political direction has convinced increasing numbers to leave. Naturally the attitude is one of immigration entitlement, that the millions who want to move somewhere better can do so, and the citizens of the target nation have no say in the matter.
In 2011 the Lampedusa people demanded and got assurances from the Italian government that the boatloads of Africans would stop and most would be repatriated to Tunisia, but now the problem is as bad as ever.
RT had a decent video piece about of the situation:
The IslamVersusEurope blog recently posted this item of “asylum seekers” on Sicily demanding that their claims be processed more quickly, which looks more like a riot than a plea for better service.
Here’s more from RT.com about Italy’s efforts to make Brussels get involved in sorting out the chaos by spreading the problem around.
Italy demands an urgent shakeup of Europe’s asylum policies, as it bears the brunt of a large-scale inflow of illegal migrants from the Middle East and Africa. A leaked draft EU summit statement, however, promises no radical steps until June next year.
Aseter, a young Ethiopian in Sicily, says she is lucky. She was on a refugee boat heading from Africa to Italy the same day another boat like hers capsized in the Mediterranean, killing more than 300 asylum-seekers.
She is now prepared to put her luck to test once again, by illegally crossing EU borders together with her two companions. She is not new to taking risks, as she had to first go by foot from Ethiopia to Sudan, then travel to Libya to finally take the most nerve-racking boat ride of her life.
“In Sicily we managed to avoid getting registered. It’s illegal but we need to go further north – there’s nothing here for us,” Aseter tells RT correspondent Egor Piskunov, while she hides her face from the camera.
Under EU regulation all newcomers must seek asylum in the country where they arrive. And under Italian law anyone avoiding registration is sent home.
That does not prevent newcomers from taking their chances of trying to stay unregistered until reaching an EU country with what seems to them better opportunities. Shiferaw Genene, President of Italian Association of the Ethiopian Community believes it’s only natural.
“When you arrive here [in Italy] they give you the very minimum,” Genene told RT. “There’s no jobs, no school and you sleep in the street for six months.
Italy is one of the worst European states in this regard.” Italy and Greece are the most affected by the influx of refugees fleeing conflicts in the Middle East and North Africa. And that puts huge pressure on their economies, already burdened by recession. Continue reading this article
When filmmaker Steve Emerson called his documentary “The Grand Deception” he was referring to pro-jihad groups in America which pretend to be civil rights advocates for Muslims, but in fact support the tyrannical rule of Islam worldwide with the US being one part.
Emerson appeared on Fox News recently, with informative clips from the film. He pointed out how effective the Islamic stealth strategy has been, insinuating itself into the highest levels of power in both Democrat and Republican administrations. The jihadists have even been successful in getting the FBI to remove instructional materials called “offensive to Islam” that were actually useful teaching aids for agents to understand the enemy.
Of course, it is diverse immigration that has admitted Muslims into our nation creating this threat. Followers of Islam are the historic 1400-year enemies of Christians, Jews and western beliefs, who spread their religion by the sword — join or be killed. It was a big mistake in public policy to welcome enemies which should end now.
Rep. Ted Poe (R-TX), the vice chairman of the House Judiciary Committee’s subcommittee on Immigration and Border Security, has changed his mind and now opposes any efforts to grant amnesty to America’s at least 11 million illegal immigrants. Poe said his stance is a specifically a result of President Barack Obama’s style of dealing with congressional Republicans during the recent government shutdown and debt ceiling battles.
“The President has proven over the last few weeks that ‘negotiating’ means conservatives must give in and that it’s his way or no way,” Poe said in an email to Breitbart News. “In his opinion, there is no compromise, just intimidation with inflammatory rhetoric. The President is putting his political agenda ahead of what’s best for America.”
“He wants to do what’s best for his legacy,” the Congressman said of the President. “Conservatives want to do what’s best for our nation.”
Poe added that he thinks “there’s no question that our broken immigration system needs a lot of work.”
“That’s why conservatives will still work on individual bills, such as border security, interior enforcement, E-verify and filling our future labor needs,” Poe explained. “Future, temporary, foreign workers must not displace any American. Conservatives will not support a wrapped up present with amnesty inside. Amnesty, to quote the President, is not negotiable.”
Poe’s decision to turn against amnesty comes on the heels of Rep. Raul Labrador (R-ID), a supporter of immigration reform, saying it would be “crazy” for House GOP leadership to negotiate with the Senate and President Obama on the Senate’s “Gang of Eight” immigration bill because Obama’s motives with it are not pure. Obama is using this debate to try to “destroy” the Republican Party, Labrador said. Continue reading this article
The liberal Democrat candidate who is the apparent front-runner for mayor of New York City has aroused a certain amount of concern over his statement that he would end the current level of normal scrutiny of Muslims by the NYPD.
The candidate has been using his squishy public safety stance to appeal to Muslim voters, who apparently don’t care about the place being blown up. The number of Allah worshippers is estimated to be anywhere from 800,000 to 1 million, so there are votes to be had by pandering against the general good.
Of course, the real solution is to end Muslim immigration and unwelcome the rest, since admitting potential enemies is bad public policy, period. There is nothing to be gained by Muslim immigration, only diverse new ways to decrease our freedom.
Democratic mayoral candidate Bill de Blasio told a group of Muslim supporters Wednesday that they won’t have to live in fear of being under constant surveillance if he’s elected mayor.
As WCBS 880′s Jim Smith reported, de Blasio, the front-runner in the Nov. 5 general election, said that, on his watch, NYPD surveillance tactics would only be authorized to follow up on specific leads and that the police force would be under the supervision of a new inspector general.
“The efforts of surveillance have to be based on specifically specific information, and obviously you need to go through a careful vetting process,” de Blasio said during a rally at Columbus Park in Downtown Brooklyn.
Based on internal NYPD reports and interviews with officials involved in the programs, the NYPD has conducted wholesale surveillance of entire Muslim neighborhoods, chronicling daily life including where people eat, pray and get their hair cut, according to a series of reports by The Associated Press. Police also reportedly infiltrated dozens of mosques and Muslim student groups.
In addition, the NYPD secretly labeled entire mosques as terrorism organizations, a designation that allows police to use informants to record sermons and spy on imams, often without specific evidence of criminal wrongdoing, according to the AP. Continue reading this article
In Los Angeles, Spanish-language radio star Piolin Sotelo has been a long-time amnesty loudmouth. When Barack Obama barnstorms the city, he has frequently dropped by the studio to visit his pal Piolin and promise a big legalization law for the listeners real soon.
Legal wrangling between Spanish-language radio star Eduardo “Piolín” Sotelo and six former staff members dialed up this week with new allegations of harassment and boorish behavior.
The former staffers worked with Sotelo when he hosted his wildly popular “Piolín por la Mañana” program on Univision Radio. However, the staffers were let go long before Sotelo’s program was abruptly canceled by the Spanish-language media conglomerate on July 22.
Sotelo sued the group of ex-staff members in Los Angeles County Superior Court in late August, alleging they had banded together to try to extort as much as $4.9 million from him. In response, lawyers for the group filed a lengthy motion on Oct. 15, asking a judge to strike Sotelo’s lawsuit.
Friday marked Sotelo’s return to radio with a new four-hour program on SiriusXM called “El Show de Piolín.” After Univision severed ties with Sotelo, SiriusXM leaped to sign him to be the centerpiece of the company’s effort to attract more Latino listeners.
Sotelo, 42, now is broadcasting from a new SiriusXM recording studio on Wilshire Boulevard.
In their motion, the six former workers alleged that as Sotelo’s Univision career began to soar — around 2006 — his behavior toward staff members turned increasingly abusive. He allegedly humiliated workers by calling them derogatory names, licking and biting them, rubbing his body against theirs, and grabbing his genitals.
“Sotelo bit two of the staffer defendants so hard that they had visible marks on their shoulders for days,” the motion said.
The group tolerated the alleged behavior, the filing said, because they feared they would lose their jobs if they complained. Continue reading this article
The Constitution, our nation’s founding legal blueprint, is increasingly regarded as a list of outmoded suggestions from dead white men. Sovereignty and laws are thought by many elites to be unfriendly vestiges of the old America which has been hung up on legal trifles.
Today’s example is former California governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, who once claimed to be a conservative. Now he thinks that the Constitution’s requirement that a Presidential candidate be a natural born citizen is too restrictive. Perhaps he thinks that Barack Obama’s squishy credentials provide him an opening.
BTW, I have no doubt that Barack Hussein Obama was born in Hawaii, but his father was a temp visitor from Kenya (who was a foreign student and not even an immigrant), thereby making junior a non-natural-born citizen. At least in my non-lawyer understanding of the more stringent requirement in the Constitution for President.
Interestingly, Schwarzenegger has been sniffing around this issue for some time. In 2008, powerful TV news star Tim Russert remarked he would change the Constitution through his mighty journalist powers so Arnold could be President. As I quoted in a blog titled, Russert Had Big Plans for His Buddy Schwarzenegger:
Schwarzenegger said Tim Russert, the recently deceased host of “Meet the Press” whom Shriver had called her best friend, told him if he ever chose to run for president he would help. “When I ran for governor, he called me and said, ‘If you make that, if you win, then I will take care of the rest,'” Schwarzenegger recalled. “I said what are you talking about? And he said, ‘I will get you to run for president. I will make sure that we change the Constitution.’ It never happened. But anyway, I miss him very much.”
He isn’t expressing the policies he would implement as Chief Executive for the good of the country, just that he would like to Be the President. And anyway, he’s dreaming if he thinks Americans would vote for him after he broke up his marriage with Maria Shriver by bonking the Mexican housekeeper, producing an extramarital kid.
Action star and former California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger has been lobbying for support to change the law to allow him to run for president in 2016, Page Six has exclusively learned.
We’re told Ahnold has been openly talking about his political ambitions while in New York to promote his new movie with Sylvester Stallone, “Escape Plan.”
One source said: “Schwarzenegger has been talking openly about working on getting the constitutional rules changed so he can run for president in 2016. He is ready to file legal paperwork to challenge the rules.”
Arnie was born in Austria, and the US Constitution prevents foreign-born citizens from holding the nation’s top job. Any amendment to the Constitution must be approved by two-thirds majority in the House and the Senate.
But Arnold, who became a US citizen in 1983, still could mount a legal challenge. In 2010, he appeared on the ‘Tonight Show,’ and was asked by Jay Leno if he would make a White House run if the law were changed.
Schwarzenegger replied, “Without any doubt.” With America becoming more diverse, it is not clear what would happen if Arnie or any other foreign-born naturalized citizen decided to run.
Columbia University Law School professor Michael Dorf, an expert in constitutional law, said about the Governator’s case in 2007, “The law is very clear, but it’s not 100 percent clear that the courts would enforce that law rather than leave it to the political process.” Continue reading this article
In an act of escalated lawbreaking that mimicked a recent Arizona deportation blockage, immigration anarchists sat down in front of a bus filled with illegal aliens being deported from San Francisco.
Unsurprisingly, local media treated the behavior positively, with no opposing view, even though the city is familiar with terrible crimes committed by non-deported illegal alien criminals. In 2008, Salvadoran gang member Edwin Ramos killed Tony Bologna and his two sons when he mistook them for rival gangsters. Ramos had been actively protected as a violent offender by the city’s sanctuary policy.
Even given the recent history of foreigner crime, San Francisco media did not use the incident to point out the benefit to public safety that comes from deporting illegal alien criminals.
As the article notes, no arrests were made because of the city sanctuary policy.
SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) — Dozens of protesters surrounded a bus believed to be filled with immigrants slated for deportation at the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services office in San Francisco, a protest organizer said Thursday.
The protesters included dozens of undocumented immigrants and immigrants’ rights advocates who rallied for the expansion of a national movement to pressure President Barack Obama to halt immigrant deportations, according to Jon Rodney, a spokesman for the California Immigrant Policy Center.
“We are not going to wait for Congress anymore. We are not going to wait for Obama. This is a humanitarian crisis, two million people deported in 5 years,” protester Hairo Cortez told KPIX 5. Continue reading this article
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