Minnesota is afflicted with more East-African diversity than any place should have. A recent example was the sentencing of an Ethiopian refugee who sexually assaulted an 84-year-old legally blind man who was weak from cancer treatment. Ahmed Sule got nearly 29 years in prison, a tough sentence according to standard guidelines.
Sule’s lawyer said she had hoped the judge would cut the perp some slack in prison time because he grew up in Ethiopia which was in a state of conflict, so he was psychologically damaged.
Here’s a better idea, specifically for Washington: stop importing refugees from war zones who are likely to bring a suitcase full of psychological problems. To worsen the situation, the feds expect overwhelmed local schools and agencies to pick up the pieces of hostile, deranged foreigners who need a lot of expensive mental-health assistance to cope. Immigration is difficult enough for normal people, but the stresses of adjustment can push troubled foreigners over the edge, which can manifest in alcoholism, drug abuse and violence.
Ahmed Sule was sentenced to nearly 30 years in prison Friday for sexually assaulting a legally blind elderly man in the victim’s Fridley home last year.
Anoka County Judge Tammi Fredrickson handed down the decision after the victim’s daughter told the courtroom how Sule’s actions last September had affected her father and their family.
“It was very emotional,” said Jill Brisbois, Sule’s attorney.
Prosecutor Wade Kish could not be reached for comment.
The victim, who was 84 at the time of the attack, was suffering from cancer when Sule broke into his home. Sule, 24, repeatedly told the man he loved him and wanted to kiss him before sexually assaulting him. The elderly man tried to fight off Sule but was weak from radiation and chemotherapy.
The man has since died. (The Pioneer Press typically does not name victims of sexual abuse.)
Those factors led to an aggravated sentence for Sule. State guidelines typically allot 12 to 19 years in prison for similar crimes, which is what the defense had requested, Brisbois said.
“This is a very long sentence,” she said.
Brisbois had been hoping the judge would take into account Sule’s background. The refugee from Ethiopia grew up in a constant state of conflict in his native country, Brisbois said.
Sule also spoke at the hearing.
“He maintained it was not him, and that at some point, God will show everybody who it was,” Brisbois said, adding that she has all along questioned Sule’s competency.
Sule was sentenced Friday to 346 months in prison on one count of first-degree criminal sexual assault and 57 months for first-degree burglary, to be served concurrently.
In Stockton, California, the local defenders of diversity in the Lincoln Unified School District (contact) have drawn a line: snowmen good, poinsettias bad.
The word “diversity” apparently appeared prominently in the district’s memo to teachers. One report mentions the big Sikh temple located in the city.
Weren’t Sikhs aware that they were immigrating to a historically Christian nation, where millions of citizens normally celebrate Christmas?
Of course, diverse immigrants are a handy excuse for liberal loonies to bash traditional customs and assimilation. The anti-Christmas extremists like to claim the separation of church and state as a pretext for their behavior, but I don’t recall Santa Claus appearing anywhere in the New Testament.
Nevertheless, Somali Muslims managed to get a visiting Santa kicked out of a local Head Start program in Minnesota last year — Somali Diversity Crushes Santa Claus. Maybe the school officials feared Somali violence as a reaction and decided to play it safe.
STOCKTON – A letter sent to Lincoln Unified teachers that may have sounded like it came from the Grinch who stole Christmas has become fodder for how far school districts are willing to go in recognizing the separation of church and state.
The letter from the Lincoln Unified district office told teachers not to display Santa Claus or poinsettias in order to maintain sensitivity toward those who don’t celebrate Christmas.
That message was downplayed on Friday by the union leadership representing teachers.
The district letter asks employees to keep diversity in mind while spreading holiday cheer.
Lincoln Unified teachers union President Janet Olstead, also a classroom instructor, said she has not received any complaints about the district’s letter asking teachers to keep holiday decorations seasonal – and without a strong religious message.
According to a News 10 television report Thursday, a letter distributed to the staff at Claudia Landeen Elementary School stated that teachers should not have decorations in their rooms, including Santa Claus and poinsettias. Snowmen and snowflakes, however, were considered acceptable. Continue reading this article
The San Francisco Chronicle reports cheerfully that there is an increase of diverse gang-bangers having their identifying tattoos removed so they can work in regular jobs without being noticed. Naturally the taxpayers are dinged for the cost of an imagined social benefit, when in fact gang tattoos are a helpful danger sign for citizens to beware. Tattoo removal decreases public safety.
Dim do-gooders readily accept the idea that vicious Mexican gangsters have turned over a new leaf. Such things are theoretically possible, one imagines, but hard-core gang behavior imprints strongly. The initiation rituals and gang rules are designed to ensure that nobody leaves the gangster lifestyle ever.
A Sureno guy featured in the article now works moving furniture — Santa Rosa residents should watch out. (Your humble correspondent always has a firearm handy for home deliveries.)
Below, the tattoos of a Sureno who presents himself as now reformed.
The black tattoo that once wrapped Cris Pulido’s throat now looks like a smear of grease.
One year ago it was the Mayan symbol for the number 13, which in gang-speak signifies the 13th letter of the alphabet, M. M is code for Mexican Mafia, which is another code for Sureño, which is what Cris Pulido used to be.
“I remember the excitement I saw in other people’s eyes when they looked at it,” Pulido said. “It was like they were thinking, ‘Man, that’s so cool,’ ” when in reality, they were probably thinking the opposite.”
Pulido lives in Santa Rosa and is one of the thousands of former California gang members who have entered tattoo removal programs that cities began offering about 15 years ago. The programs are seeing a steady increase in the number of participants, officials say.
That may not suggest a decline in gang membership, they say, but it does offer hope that a once-unthinkable action for hardened gang members – erasing the marks of allegiance and loyalty – is becoming more acceptable.
It’s also sending a message to younger gangsters that the lifestyle does not have to be permanent.
Signups double Toni Abraham, program manager for employment services at Social Advocates for Youth in Sonoma County, said 65 people have entered the county’s tattoo removal program this year, up from about 30 who signed up in 2010.
Although conditions are different for each participant, most are eligible for the program after completing 25 hours of community service and paying a $50 fee. Continue reading this article
Never underestimate the capacity of Mexifornia to put out the welcome mat for illegal aliens on the tab of the citizens. The latest scheme is to put an initiative on the ballot for voters to recommend a state amnesty for illegals who have been here for several years.
The scam doesn’t even make sense. Proponent Assemblyman Felipe Fuentes says it would bring in more tax money, but a major problem with illegals is that they are tax money users, not contributors, because as a group they are uneducated and make less taxable income. Anyway, illegals can already file tax returns using the ITIN form provided by the IRS, an agency which does not discriminate against anyone willing to pony up.
Perhaps the boosters’ idea is to solidify the administrative amnesty into law while Obama is still in office, since the promised goodies are already in hand, at least for the time being.
So it’s been yet another flimflam from the start. When one political party rules a state so completely, its members feel they can do whatever they want and screw the opinion of the public. California Dems don’t care because they don’t have to.
SACRAMENTO, Calif.-Nearly 1 million undocumented immigrants could live and work openly in California with little or no fear of deportation under an initiative unveiled Friday by a state legislator and others.
Assemblyman Felipe Fuentes, a Democrat, is helping to spearhead the measure, called the California Opportunity and Prosperity Act.
The proposal was filed Friday with the state Attorney General’s Office, marking a first step toward a drive to collect the 504,760 voter signatures needed to qualify for the ballot.
Fuentes called the measure a “moderate, common-sense approach” necessitated by the federal government’s inability to pass comprehensive immigration reform.
“I hope this shows Washington, D.C., that if they fail to act, California will take the lead on this critical issue,” Fuentes said in a written statement.
Supporters say the initiative could generate up to $325 million in new tax revenue from undocumented workers that could assist education, public safety and other state programs.
Regardless whether Californians would support such a measure, implementation would depend upon the federal government agreeing not to prosecute participants at the state’s request.
Assemblyman Tim Donnelly, a Republican, blasted the proposal as an attempt to sidestep immigration law. He predicted that it wouldn’t have a “snowball’s chance in hell” of winning voter approval.
“There’s a proper process for coming to this country,” Donnelly said of undocumented immigrants. “Why don’t you respect that?”
The proposed initiative would apply to illegal immigrants who have lived in California for four years, have no felony convictions, are not suspected terrorists, pay a fee to administer the program, and can speak English or are learning it.
Since federal law makes it illegal to hire an undocumented immigrant, the program calls for the state to seek exceptions from the federal government that would provide a “safe harbor” for participants or people who hire them. Continue reading this article
The arguable Numero Uno Traitor of Congress, Rep Luis Gutierrez, has a new scheme to help his pals the illegal aliens. Since the implementation of Obama’s administrative amnesty for all but axe-murdering foreigners, Luis’ latest brain burp is for illegals to carry “papers” which show they didn’t just blow in last week. (Even generous Newt Gingrich thinks newbie aliens should be deported.)
Anything to give the moochers a leg up; that’s the Gutierrez way.
Hey, wait, don’t illegals squawk up a storm when they are asked to show identification of any sort? Which is odd, since many have an array of fake identities with cards to match, unlike us lawful citizens who have just one set.
A prominent Hispanic congressman is encouraging illegal immigrants to carry around a “portfolio of documents” that show their ties to the United States – a move he says could help them avoid being deported.
Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-Ill.) described his advice to a man he met recently who was picked up in South Carolina for driving without a license and detained when officers who pulled him over and he couldn’t prove his immigration status.
“My suggestion is, Mr. Sanchez, the day he was pulled over, if he had his children’s birth certificate, and his 8th grade graduation diploma to show when he arrived in the United States — all of those things would have helped,” Gutierrez told POLITICO.
The Illinois congressman has recently traveled to South Carolina and Alabama – states where restrictive immigration laws have heightened fear among the Hispanic and other minority communities – and said he has met many illegal immigrants who could have been released if they were carrying proof showing their longstanding ties to the country.
At the heart of Gutierrez’s advice is the so-called Morton Memo, issued by Immigration and Customs Enforcement Director John Morton in June. The memo calls on ICE officers to exercise “prosecutorial discretion” when enforcing the law against people who may not be here legally but who have strong ties to the country. Continue reading this article
The illegals’ own success shows that an additional amnesty to reward lawbreaking behavior is not warranted. They are doing just fine, thank you.
The illegals don’t need to be “brought out of the shadows” because they live and work openly. DREAM Act students demonstrate about their status and nobody gets deported. Illegal kids get free K-12 on the backs of the taxpayers courtesy of the Supreme Court, and they are now demanding a “right” to a subsidized college education as well.
Pew’s report also focused on the kiddies, and contained another noteworthy statistic:
The Pew Hispanic analysis also finds that nearly half (46%) of unauthorized adult immigrants today—about 4.7 million people—are parents of minor children. By contrast, just 38% of legal immigrant adults and 29% of U.S.-born adults are parents of minor children.
The higher number of children plopped out by illegals compared with legal immigrants suggests that the foreigners are taking advantage of America’s jackpot baby misunderstanding of the 14th Amendment (which is unpopular among the citizenry). Why wouldn’t the illegal grab everything they can get? They may be lawbreaking foreign job thieves, but they consistently act in their own self-interest.
More than 60% of adult illegal immigrants in the U.S. have lived here for at least 10 years and nearly half have minor children, according to a report published Thursday by the Pew Hispanic Center.
The analysis based on data from the March 2010 Current Population Survey and the Pew Hispanic Center’s 2010 National Survey of Latinos shows a marked increase in the long-term duration of illegal immigrants in the U.S. compared with a decade ago.
Currently, about 35% of illegal immigrants adults have been in the U.S. for 15 years or more; in 2000 only about 16% had been in the country for that long, says the report, titled “Unauthorized Immigrants: Length of Residency, Patterns of Parenthood.”
An additional 28% have been in the country for 10 to 14 years, a percentage has not changed since 2000. Meanwhile, the percentage of illegal immigrants who have lived in the country for fewer than five years dropped from 32% in 2000 to 15% in 2010.
According to the report, the increased duration of unauthorized immigrants in the country reflects a surge in illegal immigration in the late 1990s and early 2000s but has since slowed due to the sputtering U.S. economy and increased border enforcement.
In addition, relatively few of those who have been in the United States for a long time are now returning to their home countries. There are about 10.2 million unauthorized adults living in the country and an additional 1 million children under the age of 18, according to the report.
The California DREAM Act was pitched as being relatively inexpensive and wouldn’t harm citizen students. Now a report from the Legislative Analyst Office says that both of those assertions are wrong: it will cost $25 million more than the original estimate of $40 million; the giveaway will cost $65 million annually and increase from there. Plus American students will get smaller grants because a limited pot of money will be spread among more people, who are illegal aliens who shouldn’t be here in the first place.
The whole thing was a fabric of lies from the start, and anyone who objected was condemned as a racist for objecting to illegal aliens students taking up valuable slots and money.
An LA Times poll from mid-November, before all the bad news came out about the bloated costs, found that 55 percent of voters opposed the DREAM Act. Unsurprisingly, a huge preponderance of hispanics thought more freebies for illegals was a swell idea.
In addition, the petition campaign to put the DREAM Act on next November’s ballot for termination is moving along. For details, see Stop AB 131.
A new report released by California’s bipartisan financial analyst predicts that the state DREAM Act will cost about $25 million more than previously estimated and could decrease the funding available for resident students currently seeking aid.
The state Legislative Analyst’s Office report released Wednesday states that resident students seeking state financial aid could receive less because of the funding that will be allotted to students newly eligible under the act. The report projects the act’s cost to total $65 million annually once fully implemented, higher than the estimated annual cost of $40 million calculated by the state Senate Appropriations Committee earlier this year.
The cost of the act will rise annually until 2015-16, when the cost is then expected to rise significantly slower, according to Judy Heiman, a principal analyst at the office.
The cost of Cal Grants for students newly eligible under the act is also predicted to increase from the $13 million estimated in the committee’s bill analysis to $50 million by 2016-17, according to the report.
The bill analysis introduced on the state Assembly floor before the August vote did not include a rising cost estimate for increasing numbers of students newly eligible under the act, although it did stipulate that rising costs were likely due to increased AB 540 student participation in higher education. Continue reading this article
While the increased discussion of immigration in the media is welcome, much of it is of low quality, even among persons who call themselves conservatives, a group which is supposed to respect law and sovereignty.
Congressman Brian Bilbray is not one of those spouting nonsense soundbites. In a recent appearance on CNN, the Chair of the Immigration Reform Caucus made several points often missed in the current shallow debate (which routinely ignores the job displacement dimension). Bilbray emphasized that Reagan realized amnesty could only be used once, because any additional giveaways decrease Washington’s credibility for enforcement.
Rep. Bilbray also noted that any discussion of amnesty (very unpopular among US voters) sends the message around the world that America is still wide open for illegal immigration. Announcing amnesty is like opening a candy store in the middle of a freeway, he says.
The Republican chairman of the Immigration Reform Caucus blasted GOP presidential candidate Newt Gingrich on Tuesday for calling to allow some illegal immigrants to remain in the country.
Speaking on CNN’s “John King, USA,” Rep. Brian Bilbray (R-Calif.) likened the former House Speaker’s plan to drilling a hole in the bottom of a sinking boat to let the water out.
“Newt, I don’t care who you are,” Bilbray said. “Quit sending the mixed message that we are going to somehow reward or accommodate you if you broke the law while there are those waiting patiently and playing by the rules, waiting to come into this country legally.”
At a Republican presidential debate earlier this month, Gingrich said he supported efforts to allow tax-paying illegal immigrants without criminal records to remain in the country or gain citizenship — but only “those people whose ties run so deeply in America that it would truly be a tragedy to try and rip their family apart.”
Bilbray countered that as a former congressman from Georgia, Gingrich doesn’t truly understand the problem.
“I’m one of the few members of Congress to have seen what happens along the border when people from Georgia or somewhere else that don’t understand what’s going on with the immigration issue don’t take the time to go to Latin America and talk to people who are considering coming here illegally,” he said. “They don’t understand that talking about amnesty to reduce illegal immigration is about as logical as somebody saying, ‘Let’s drill a hole in the bottom of a boat to let the water out.’ You’re going to cause a whole new wave of illegal immigration.” Continue reading this article
The Los Angeles Times is too kind to the post-Golden State when it says the reason most leavers are fleeing is the high cost of housing. It underplays the stubborn unemployment which has hovered around 12 percent during the current recession. (See the Sacramento Bee’s interactive map.)
The all-Democrat state government has assured that the jobs picture will only get worse because of its insistence on a unilateral program of greenhouse gas reduction that will shoo away many more businesses to other states because of the increased costs. (See State’s cap and trade program gets final approval, SFGate.com, Oct 21, 2011)
Plus many traditional Americans find Mexifornia’s immigration-fueled diversity unpleasant as expressed in dysfunctional schools and worsened crime. More US citizens would probably leave if they could afford it.
More people are moving out of the state than are moving in. It’s the economy, of course, especially housing costs.
For a clue to why California is losing its allure as a place to settle down, just ask Jennifer McCluer, who moved out of California in 2007 after she obtained her license in skin care.
Unable to afford Orange County’s sky-high rents, she opted for Portland, Ore. “A big motivator was that I lived with roommate after roommate after roommate,” said McCluer, 30. “Friends said you could probably live on your own up here. The rent was a huge deal for me.”
McCluer would like to move back, but it’s still too expensive. “It’s really difficult,” McCluer said. “I’ve given myself 11/2 to two years to save money.”
Recent census figures show the state is losing more Californians like McCluer than it is attracting from other parts of the U.S. And the trend toward out-migration is looking less like a blip than a long-term condition.
The proportion of Californians who had moved here from out of state reached a 100-year low of about 20% in 2010, and the decade measured by the most recent census was the first in a century in which the majority of Californians were native-born.
The demographics of California today more closely resemble those of 1900 than of 1950: It is a mostly home-grown population, whose future depends on the children of immigrants and their children, said William Frey, a demographer and senior fellow at the Brookings Institution.
Below, women appreciate public transportation without sexual harassment on no-men buses in Mexico City.
A recent report shows that harassment and violence against women is endemic throughout Mexican society.
The Pew Hispanic Center reported, “The current Mexican share of all foreign born living in the U.S. — 32% — is the highest concentration of immigrants to the U.S. from a single country since the late 19th century.” The presence of those 13+ million Mexicans is absolutely detrimental for the cause of women’s safety and equality in this country. In fact, it would be hard to choose a worse group of immigrants for America to admit.
Six out of every 10 Mexican women over the age of 15 have been the victims of gender violence that has left them with physical and mental traumas, among other ill effects, Mexico’s independent National Human Rights Commission, or CNDH, said.
As part of the commemoration of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, the CNDH said Friday that to help end gender violence it is currently preparing a diagnosis of femicides and other vicious crimes against Mexican women.
Other effects of gender violence include “sexually transmitted diseases, unwanted pregnancies and births, educational and social backwardness, poverty and economic dependence, unequal distribution of food in the home, as well as inequality in the workplace and the professions,” the organization said. Continue reading this article
Good news is hard to come by these days in the twisted world of diversity, but the following story is a genuine smile-maker. Advertisers have been pulling out of the obnoxious Islam propaganda show “All-American Muslim” which is broadcast on The Learning Channel (TLC) as a result of objections from viewers. (See my earlier remarks Dearbornistan Muslims Get Their Own Cable TV Show.)
“All-American Muslim,” a new program on The Learning Channel that is being touted as a “powerful series” that carries viewers “inside the rarely seen world of American Muslims,” is being dropped by advertisers.
Critics say the program is nothing more than video jihad propaganda, and the Florida Family Association says it is contacting companies whose advertising appears on the show to ask them to quit. So far, 18 of 20 companies contacted have done so, the group said.
The organization said that among the companies that initially supported the program, but later did not have any advertising aired, were Airborne Vitamin, Amway, Diamond Foods, Dyson Vacuum, Estee Lauder, HTC Phones, Home Depot, McDonald’s, Petsmart, Pfizer, Sears, Sonic, T-Mobil and Wal-Mart.
The Florida group said it sent out an email alert to constituents only a week ago, who then contacted the sponsors.
“The Learning Channel’s new show ‘All-American Muslim’ is propaganda clearly designed to counter legitimate and present-day concerns about many Muslims who are advancing Islamic fundamentalism and Shariah law,” the organization’s report on its work said. “The show profiles only Muslims that appear to be ordinary folks while excluding many Islamic believers whose agenda poses a clear and present danger to liberties and traditional values that the majority of Americans cherish.”
The association cited a “troubling scene” in which a Muslim police officer stated, “I really am American. No ifs, ands or buts about it.”
“This scene would appear to be damage control for the Dearborn [Mich.] police who have arrested numerous Christians including several former Muslims for peacefully preaching Christianity,” the association report said.
“Dearborn police falsely arrested Nabeel Qureshi and Paul Rezkalla in 2010 and Sudanese Christian Pastor George Saieg in 2009 for preaching Christianity at the annual Arab International Festival,” the report said.
The association’s suggested message from consumers to sponsors said the show is trying to manipulate Americans into ignoring the threat of jihad and Shariah, which is Islamic religious law.
The report said Dearborn, the site of the biggest mosque in North America, is one of the most densely populated Muslim communities in the United States. In recent years, it has gained national attention for taking a pro-Muslim stance and for the arrest and intimidation of Christian evangelists for engaging in protected speech activity, the report said.
The Thomas More Law Center, a national public interest law firm, has handled several legal disputes over the arrests of those individuals.
“But Americans aren’t suspicious of Muslims who are trying to get married, open clubs, and play football. Americans are suspicious of Muslims who are trying to blow up American buildings, subvert American freedoms, and assert the primacy of Islamic law over American law. The problem people have with Islam is not with every Muslim person. It is with Islam’s teachings of violence against and the subjugation of unbelievers. It is with the supremacist ideology and the fervent believers in those noxious doctrines of warfare and subjugation,” the report said….
Apparently candidate Romney has figured out that the American people want immigration to be legal and controlled, with no rewards for lawbreaking. (It’s disappointing that other major Republicans like Newt Gingrich and Rick Perry are clearly riding the hispander amnesty train.)
A recent mailer from Romney’s Iowa campaign has a more acceptable message, one of workplace and border enforcement:
Presidential candidate Mitt Romney has several mailers in Iowa that talk up his electability and prowess on various issues – his first batch of campaign advertising here this election cycle.
One that arrived in Iowa mailboxes Saturday stresses his opposition to abortion and same-sex marriage, as The Des Moines Register first reported.
Another touches on illegal immigration, a problem that Iowa conservatives feel strongly about.
The touchy topic hurt rival GOP candidate Rick Perry when he said during the Sept. 22 GOP debate that critics of his Texas law granting in-state tuition for illegal immigrants don’t “have a heart.” Perry, the governor of Texas, later apologized.
And the issue resurfaced in headlines in the past week when candidate Newt Gingrich said during the Nov. 22 debate that “I’m prepared to take the heat for saying let’s be humane” and allow some illegal immigrants to stay legally in the United States. Iowa conservatives are wrestling over whether that would be amnesty or not. Gingrich says it’s not – because they wouldn’t get citizenship, but a “path to legality.”
Romney’s mailer says:
Against taxpayer-funded benefits. As governor, vetoed in-state tuition benefits and opposed driver’s licenses for illegal immigrants.
Ensure employers can confirm legal status of employees. Supports a tamper-proof system to ensure employers can confirm the legal status of employees.
Secure the border. Supports building a border fence to stop illegal immigration at its source. As governor, authorized state police to enforce immigration laws.
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