What sort of morally corrupt, irresponsible government could purposefully release thousands of dangerous foreign felons — a reckless act that clearly endangers the people? It’s one thing for Obama to close White House tours to magnify the effect of a small cut to the growth rate of government spending, but quite another to put public safety on the chopping block for imagined political gain.
The public outcry has forced the administration to make tiny retreats, like re-arresting four criminals it had let go a few weeks earlier. Information is dribbling out in small quantities, so the citizens won’t get the big picture about the sort of thugs Obama loosed into American communities.
And why weren’t the dangerous foreign convicts simply deported as the law requires?
More than a third of the 342 illegal immigrants released from detention facilities in Arizona last month were convicted criminals, and one of them was categorized as a Level 1 offender, the highest risk, according to data released by the federal government Friday.
The new information also showed that U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement released more people in the state than the 303 originally indicated by ICE, and for higher-level offenses, said Matthew Benson, spokesman for Gov. Jan Brewer.
“This has become a moving target in terms of information provided by the federal government from the very start,” Benson said.
ICE officials refused to provide additional details about the criminal background of the Level 1 offender released in Arizona or to say why that person was released.
Brewer, along with Pinal County Sheriff Paul Babeu and Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery, have been highly critical of the release of immigration detainees, saying they pose a threat to public safety.
The immigration detainees were released from four detention centers in Pinal County as part of ICE’s nationwide efforts to avoid a budget overrun ahead of the automatic federal budget cuts known as the sequester.
The governor and local law-enforcement officials have demanded that ICE provide details about the criminal backgrounds of the immigration detainees released in Arizona.
Benson said the agency so far has refused to provide all the information Brewer requested in a letter to Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano on March 1. Continue reading this article
Evidence continues to mount that diverse Republican star Senator Marco Rubio is at heart a race man, who feels loyalty to his tribe rather than to the nation he took an oath to serve. He talks up the virtues of the American people, but his behavior suggests a different preference.
Latino legislators have drafted legislation to fund a Latino museum on the site of the Smithsonian Arts and Industries Building, which has showcased the industrial and cultural accomplishments of 19th century American adventurers and entrepreneurs.
“A Museum of the American Latino would officially acknowledge our great history in the United States, and educate visitors about how the success of this country could not have been accomplished without the achievements of Hispanic Americans,” said a March 14 statement from the office of embattled Sen. Robert Menendez, who is now facing a grand jury investigation for possible corruption.
It will also demonstrate the growing political power of Latinos, which has been slowly rising since the 1965 immigration revamp.
“We are in a new era in which Latinos are a much greater part of our national discourse … our numbers have grown as well as our significance to the story of America,” said Menendez’s statement.
The legislation does not say if the existing building would be razed for the new museum.
The building is located beside the Smithsonian Castle, and is being updated for the public next year. The other Smithsonian buildings along the mall would not be impacted.
Menendez’s bill was backed by Democratic leader Sen. Harry Reid, Rep. Xavier Becerra, the chairman of the House Democratic Caucus, and Florida Republican Sen. Marco Rubio.
“This will be an enduring monument as much to the people who have found opportunity and refuge in America as it is a tribute to our exceptional country that has always welcomed people and helped them realize their dreams like no other place in human history,” said a statement from Rubio, which portrayed the project as a celebration of immigration. Continue reading this article
Unsurprisingly, we don’t see Sixty Minutes visiting to check on the worsening situation following its shocking 2004 report The New French Revolution about the violent Muslim neighborhoods. The more a society crumbles into anarchy because of diversity, the less the press wants to investigate.
The present report predicts that France will turn Islamic in a short 23 years if demographic trends continue. And nobody in the French government is doing anything to stop Muslim immigration.
Demographic change is unforgiving and can happen overnight if political elites support it. We in California have experienced it firsthand. Hostile uneducated Mexicans are bad enough, but Muslim immigrants are a different matter entirely. America should learn from Europe’s disastrous example and cease Muslim immigration here.
The mass importation of foreigners is not a popular policy among average folks the world over. Human nature dictates that people prefer to associate with others who share their values, culture and language. Too much diversity is unwelcome, which is why the liberal press extols it daily.
Immigration’s true fans are liberals beguiled with multi-culti ideology and business types looking for cheap workers and eager consumers.
Canadians apparently think they have enough imported diversity, according to a recent Forum poll. Seventy percent of those surveyed said that immigration should be limited. That number is not so different from the 2007 Pew poll (World Publics Welcome Global Trade — But Not Immigration) that found 62 percent of Canadians agreed with the statement, “We should further restrict and control immigration.”
How normal of Canadians. Everyone likes their own tribe the best. It’s a hard-wired thing.
Every report we have heard about secret Senate meetings for comprehensive amnesty includes as a matter of course that illegals get instantaneous work permits and freedom from deportation. The article following notes in its first sentence that “senators. . . agree on a path to legal status.”
It one of several words and phrases used to hide the amnesty in plain sight:
Legal status IS amnesty. So are work permits, normalizing status and legalization — all expressions of the desired payoff for illegal aliens.
The Washington suits may chatter endlessly about a “path to citizenship” but the real magnet for the foreigners themselves is unlimited access to American jobs and freedom from deportation.
To illegal aliens, legalization amounts to winning the lottery. Furthermore, Washington’s generous distribution of work permits will incentivize millions of additional foreign job thieves to enter unlawfully, with the reasonable belief that their amnesty will come too.
Naturally the politically minded apparatchiks in La Raza and the Democrat Party care about the citizenship angle because they plan on millions of grateful Dem voters in a few years. They also hope the public will be distracted by the “path to citizenship” talk, which suggests some sort of process, while the real goodies are quietly handed out on day #1 — game over.
Another indicator of what foreigners want — after the 1986 amnesty, only 40 percent of the 2.7 million immigrants who received a green card had become naturalized citizens as of 2009. The sixty percent who remained resident aliens were presumably satisfied with their status because they had everything they came for.
Senators crafting a bipartisan overhaul of immigration laws agree on a path to legal status, aides say, but other hurdles remain.
Eight senators who have spent weeks trying to write a bipartisan bill to overhaul immigration laws have privately agreed on the most contentious part of the draft — how to offer legal status to the nation’s 11 million illegal immigrants.
According to aides familiar with the closed-door negotiations, the bill would require illegal immigrants to register with Homeland Security Department authorities, file federal income taxes for their time in America and pay a still-to-be-determined fine. They also must have a clean law enforcement record.
Once granted probationary legal status, immigrants would be allowed to work but would be barred from receiving federal public benefits, including food stamps, family cash assistance, Medicaid and unemployment insurance.
The group’s current draft is largely in line with President Obama’s call to set a pathway to earned citizenship as part of a broader immigration reform package, as well as with recent efforts by prominent Republican lawmakers to resolve an issue that hurt GOP candidates in November’s election.
Though the draft is a long way from becoming law, immigration advocates expressed guarded optimism about a possible breakthrough. Continue reading this article
As a result, Miami became a center for crime, the Spanish language and Cuban culture. Diversity has added appalling practices like the criminal slaughter of families’ horses to supply the Cubans with horsemeat. In south Florida, a dead horse is more valuable than a live one. The area is also a hotbed of Medicare fraud committed by Cubans in the billions of dollars.
Miami is thick with diversity. A recent Census community survey showed that 51.2% of the population in Miami-Dade County is foreign born. The same update revealed that a language other than English is spoken in 72.3% of households.
A recent report about the state of Miami schools shows how immigration remains an expensive project for the taxpayers. The following Miami Herald story is remarkably clear about the dollars required for importing diversity, although there is a customary mention of an illegal alien valedictorian. One eye-opener: nearly 1,000 new immigrant students enter district schools every month.
As lawmakers in Washington consider changes to immigration laws, Miami-Dade public school officials want them to know just how much their policies are taxing South Florida’s classrooms.
According to a report released last week, the district pays $22 million each year to educate new students who come to South Florida from other countries and enroll in K-12 classes. The report says close to 1,000 new immigrant students enter Miami-Dade classes on average each month — totaling about 11,000 a year — costing about $2,000 more per student than those who come from South Florida and don’t require additional language services.
The “Immigration Impact Briefing,” compiled at the request of Miami-Dade School Board member and Republican political consultant Carlos Curbelo, says the extra $22 million — a conservative estimate — is not reimbursed by federal or state funds. Translation: It comes from Miami-Dade taxpayers.
“This does come at a cost, and the way it happens isn’t in any way ideal,” Curbelo, the son of Cuban parents, said of how federal laws regulate and fund the education of immigrant students.
District figures show the melting pot in Miami-Dade filters down into the public school system, where as of February there were more than 68,000 foreign-born students enrolled in classes. That’s one out of every five students, mostly from Cuba, though students come from countries as far flung as Poland and Nigeria.
Among immigration’s effects on the district, according to the report:
• Additional English for Speakers of Other Languages courses must be offered to accommodate “English language learners,” and likewise additional teachers must be must be certified and ESOL-endorsed. The cost of ESOL, which is not reimbursed by the state or federal government, is about $1,500 a student.
• Students who come from other countries cost the district close to $500 each to provide “student stations” — a desk, classroom space — because their enrollment is unexpected.
• For some students uprooted abruptly from their schooling, the district must provide a “transitional newcomer program” that caters to cultural and language needs. Continue reading this article
The first thing the Obama crew did with the excuse of reduced funding was to fling open the prison doors, even when the DHS has billions in spare money in reserve. How many preventable crimes against Americans have been set in motion by this rash act against public safety?
Judge Jeanine interviewed Congressman Steve King and Pinal County Sheriff Paul Babeu. The sheriff reported the dangerous nature of many of the released foreigners, that they are convicted of crimes, not just accused. The freed criminals include drug smugglers, cartel members, weapons violaters, drug dealers, child molesters, plus persons found guilty of assault and manslaughter. Potential ICE whistleblowers who want to tell the truth about what’s going on have been threatened with severe retaliation and firing.
The judge discussed ICE Director John Morton’s Dec 21 memo limiting the confinement of criminal aliens by making the requirements unduly stringent, with the major points shown below:
“Credibility in immigration policy can be summed up in one sentence: Those who should get in, get in; those who should be kept out, are kept out; and those who should not be here will be required to leave…For the system to be credible, people actually have to be deported at the end of the process.”
(Barbara Jordan, February 24, 1995 Testimony to House Immigration Subcommittee)
Nothing says celebration to Muslims more than a mass attack on infidels, particularly Christians. The city of Lahore recently experienced hundreds of Muslims burning down Christian homes because there was a rumor that someone spoke ill of the precious prophet. Supposedly the Muslims were angry about the alleged insult, but the photos show a happy horde who clearly enjoyed destroying the homes and property of Christians.
Of course, not all Pakistani immigrants are jihadists or even support a worldwide caliphate, but it is culturally naive for our government to base its immigration policy on the idea that all diversity is equal.
LAHORE, Pakistan (AP) — Hundreds of people in eastern Pakistan rampaged through a Christian neighborhood Saturday, torching dozens of homes after hearing reports that a Christian man had committed blasphemy against Islam’s prophet.
Blasphemy is a serious crime in Pakistan that can carry the death penalty but sometimes outraged residents exact their own retribution for perceived insults of Islam’s Prophet Muhammad. Pakistan is overwhelmingly Sunni Muslim and people of other faiths, including the nation’s small Christian community, are often viewed with suspicion.
The incident started Friday when a young Muslim man accused a Christian man of committing blasphemy by making offensive comments about the prophet, according to Multan Khan, a senior police officer in Lahore.
A large crowd from a nearby mosque went to the Christian man’s home on Friday night, said Khan. Police registered a blasphemy case against the man after the crowd gathered and demanded action, the officer said.
Fearing for their safety, hundreds of Christian families fled the area overnight.
Khan said the mob returned on Saturday and began ransacking Christian homes and setting them ablaze. He said no one in the Christian community was hurt, but several policemen were injured when they were hit with stones as they tried to keep the crowd from storming the area.
But Akram Gill, a local bishop in the Lahore Christian community said the incident had more to do with personal enmity between two men — one Christian and one Muslim — than blasphemy. He said the men got into a brawl after drinking late one night, and in the morning the Muslim man made up the blasphemy story as payback. Continue reading this article
The Catholic church has upped its bankroll to wreck American law and sovereignty. It has added $800,000 to its previous amnesty spending of $3 million, since opening the borders to millions more hispanic Catholics is highly desirable for the bishops.
Not that it’s new for Vaticrats to work to subvert a nation that has been very generous to them. The Catholic hierarchy believe their organization supersedes mere laws and nation-states, particularly when the church sees a way to fill its empty pews. Immigration-fueled demographic change has supplied the Catholic church with more credulous worshippers, helpful to replace the many Americans who have left the church out of disgust with its pervert priest problem. (Around 10 percent of Americans are former Catholics, according to Pew research.)
In a 2005 article titled Church organizing anti-Minuteman campaign, (Brownsville Herald, Sept 3), priest Michael Seifert stated, “Any family in economic need has a right to immigrate, that’s our posture.” In Catholic teaching, such Marxist views are called Liberation Theology, which sounds so much nicer than “redistribution.”
Anti-sovereignty Catholics shouldn’t complain so much about Americans, since they get billions of taxpayer dollars, supposedly for Catholic Charities to perform refugee resettlement and “immigrant” services. The chart below comes from the 2010 edition of Catholic Charities at a Glance. FYI, 62% (the Government Revenue) of the total = $2,895,092,130.
The organization of U.S. Catholic bishops said it would make $800,000 in grants available for projects aimed at mobilizing regular Catholics to push for the bishops’ immigration platform That includes family reunification, a path to citizenship and addressing the root causes of immigration, among other things.
The bishops’ anti-poverty program in the past year has invested more than $3.5 million in grass-roots immigration reform.
For a decade, the bishops have had a clear policy on immigration, called “Strangers No Longer.” In addition to being part of general church teaching, support for newcomers matches the demographics of a U.S. church built by immigrants. Even today, half of Americans born abroad are Catholic. Continue reading this article
The issue of taxpayer-funded financial aid for illegal alien students in the state has been moving along through the system, and now it is here. Jerry Brown signed the California Dream Act into law in October 2011.
As Assemblyman Tim Donnelly remarked at that time, “Tuition rates have been going up, the universities have budget cuts of $1.2 billion and there are lotteries for classes – but if someone is here illegally, we roll out the red carpet.”
The photo shows cheerful UC Berkeley freshman Jose Lopez, an illegal alien. Look closely and you can see he wore his Aztlan t-shirt, apparently as an extra screw-you statement to stupid-generous America.
Of course, 20,000 illegal aliens students means that number of citizen kids have been displaced, not to mention the unwelcome costs for taxpayers. Early in the debate over the bill, supporters claimed it wouldn’t cost much, maybe $13 million, but now we see that in three years the price tag will be $65 million.
More than 20,000 college-bound students are seeking state financial aid for the first time under California’s new Dream Act laws that allow them to get the help despite their immigration status.
While far from a complete picture, that number is the best indicator yet of how many students hope to benefit from a pair of laws that could radically change the college experience for a generation of students whose parents brought them to the U.S. illegally when they were young — the same group that has taken center stage in the national immigration reform debate.
“For many of them, it’s a game-changer,” said Meng So, who coordinates UC Berkeley’s months-old Undocumented Student Program.
As college-bound high school graduates await word of their state financial aid — Cal Grants — other kinds of help have begun to flow for students already enrolled in public colleges and universities.
In January, UC Berkeley freshman Jesus Lopez was one of many college students who under the same Dream Act began to receive campus grants or fee waivers based on need — help previously limited to legal residents.
The aid made a big difference in his studies: This semester, the business major from San Jose moved from a crowded apartment 1¿1/2 miles from his classes to within walking distance. He joined clubs, signed up to volunteer and stays up late studying in Moffitt Library.
“Now I pretty much do the stuff a regular student does, because in a way, I am a regular student,” said Lopez, whose family moved from Mexico to the United States when he was 7.
California was one of the first states to offer in-state tuition to illegal immigrants who attended one of its high schools. Now, roughly a dozen do so. Only two other states — Texas and New Mexico — give financial aid to this group of students, according to the National Conference of State Legislatures. Oklahoma passed a similar law but reversed it.
Opponents, led by Assemblyman Tim Donnelly, R-Hesperia, tried to repeal the California Dream Act last year, arguing the state can’t afford to support its legal residents, let alone those who entered illegally. The campaign didn’t gather enough signatures to qualify for the ballot.
It will cost the state about $65 million a year by 2016-17 to extend the benefits to illegal immigrants and those granted temporary legality under the federal Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, the nonpartisan Legislative Analyst’s Office predicts. The estimate does not include campus aid administered by CSU and UC, grants funded mainly through tuition. Continue reading this article
It’s somewhat worrying when smart conservatives like Ann Coulter use the word “first” when talking about immigration enforcement, implying the nation should have border security “first” before awarding amnesty to millions of foreign lawbreakers.
The good news is how Coulter repeatedly emphasized that Legalization occurs immediately in Rubio’s plan and confers all the goodies that illegals came here to grab, namely unlimited access to jobs and no deportation.
Legalization IS amnesty.
Here are some relevant snippets from Coulter:
“[Rubio’s] step one is legalize the illegals, then we demand enforcement. . . Instantly they are here legally, that’s a crucial point. . . Step one is illegal immigrants are legal; that can’t be step one. . .
But it really has to be enforcement first, it really can’t be legalize them first and then act as if the one thing they want is citizenship. No, they want to live here legally and that allows them to collect government assistance. . .
Not granting them amnesty — that’s a common sense solution, and enforcing e-Verify and building a wall.”
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