In the 2009 video clip below, candidate Rubio declared, “You cannot grant amnesty” and made all the right arguments about enforcement. But that principled viewpoint didn’t survive meeting up with billionaire supporters of cheap foreign labor like Facebook guy Mark Zuckerberg and the influence of open-borders Senators John McCain and Charles Schumer.
ORLANDO — Sen. Marco Rubio knew it was coming, and it did — shouts and jeers from conservative activists over his role in immigration reform.
“Build the fence!” a man yelled as Rubio took the stage Friday at the Americans for Prosperity conference in Orlando. “No amnesty!” several people shouted throughout his address.
But the reception from the crowd of 1,500 was mostly enthusiastic for Rubio, who used his speech to denounce big government and Obamacare, the mention of which brought people to their feet.
Rubio also got loud applause when he criticized the Common Core education standards, which have come under assault form tea party activists who see the standards as a federal takeover. By extension, Rubio was jabbing at his mentor, former Gov. Jeb Bush, who is a major backer of Common Core and has worked to defend against the critics.
Rubio never mentioned immigration, but it was on the mind of many. He was one of eight senators who crafted a wide-ranging bill that would spend tens of billions on border security while also providing a pathway to citizenship for as many as 11 million undocumented residents, provided they pay fines and meet other standards.
“He lied about his position on amnesty,” said Jon Moseley, an activist from Lake Placid, Fla., referring to Rubio’s hard-line stance on immigration during his 2010 Senate campaign. “Now he’s the main face of amnesty.” Continue reading this article
To the long list of scandals stewing in Washington, we should add the push for massively increased legal immigration (plus amnesty) when more than 20 million citizens cannot find jobs and the labor participation rate is the lowest in 34 years. (Ninety million Americans are not in the labor force.) Debates on the Senate bill rarely mention that an “increased flow” of foreign workers is a big part of the deal. Senator Jeff Sessions conservatively estimates that 30 million will be added to the labor pool in the next decade.
Americans are being replaced by exploitable foreigners — that’s the plan. Amnesty for millions of lawbreaking foreigners has been the headline issue, but a permanent increase in legal immigration will change the national character forever, by importing masses of hispanics whose cultures prefer big government.
Another bad signpost is the inability of teens to find work: fewer than a third of kids had a job this summer, down from 52 percent in 1999. (See my July blog, Grim Outlook for Jobless Teens.) How are young people supposed to learn good work habits when they can’t even get started at the bottom rung?
Today’s police officers face diversity in crime they never could have imagined a generation ago, before America stupidly began admitting historic enemies of the West with the idea that diversity is the highest good. The latest is a sword-wielding man, Montasir Ishag, in Rancho Cucamonga who attacked deputies while yelling “Allah Ackbar” the traditional jihadist shriek. One hears it often on TV news from the Middle East as Muslims murder in the name of Allah, which makes everything okay is their evil “religion.”
The deputies were responding to a call from a concerned father who said junior was having an episode due to a combo of meth and bipolar disorder. Funny how such breakdowns are often acted out by Muslims in the form of Sudden Jihad Syndrome (as coined by Islam scholar Daniel Pipes). In other words, the freakout may be genuinely psychological, but Islamic culture too often dictates the expression thereof.
Police were forced to plunk Ishag with a shotgun beanbag round, which was quite humane of them.
Below, some Muslim kiddies are raised with the idea that smiting infidels is part of a well rounded Islamic life.
If the government were to end Muslim immigration, then Americans would have much less Sudden Jihad Syndrome to face. Admitting unfriendlies is really dumb.
A sword-wielding 33-year-old Rancho Cucamonga man charged deputies while hollering “Allah Akbar,” sheriff’s officials say, until the deputies halted him with a blast from a bean bag shotgun.
Montasir Ishag was arrested at 9 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 27, along the 9400 block of Glenaire Court and booked for investigation of attempted murder of a police officer, jail records show. His bail is $1 million.
Deputies were summoned to the house at 1:26 p.m. by a caller who said his son was under the influence of meth and was having a bi-polar episode, sheriff’s officials said in a written statement.
The caller also said his son had a sword in his bedroom and feared for his safety.
“When deputies entered the front door, … Ishag charged the deputies with a sword, while yelling ‘Allah Akbar,'” according to the statement. “Deputies used a less than lethal shotgun.”
Ishag was taken to San Antonio Community Hospital for treatment of his injuries before being booked.
Author and investigator of hostile Islam Erick Stakelbeck has a new report focusing specifically on the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA), characterized as being a Muslim Brotherhood front organization. A founding member was Sami al Arian, who was convicted of providing support to a Palestinian jihad group.
One item of interest is that the ISNA boss Magid has advised Obama on issues like immigration policy, a fact which is noted on the group’s website. It says the imam supports “a smooth pathway to citizenship” and hoped refugee families could be reunited more quickly.
WASHINGTON — The Muslim Brotherhood appears on the ropes in Egypt following a military crackdown on the radical movement. Here in the United States, however, one American-Islamic group linked to the Brotherhood continues to thrive.
The Islamic Society of North America, or ISNA, will hold its 50th annual convention over Labor Day weekend this year.
And ISNA even has the ear of the White House.
A Grand Jihad
Before President Barack Obama departed for Israel earlier this year, he took time to consult with Mohamed Magid.
Magid has reportedly become a trusted administration advisor on issues ranging from immigration to counterterrorism policy. Continue reading this article
The Times adores immigration and diversity of the most extreme sorts without reservation, so it is curious to follow its mental gyrations describing legal immigrants who don’t want to become full-tilt American citizens. The paper notes that an estimated forty percent of green-card holders don’t become naturalized, so it’s not an insignificant number.
As good liberals, the Timesians naturally abhor the idea of civic responsibility, and green carders’ aversion to spurning their homeland tribe is similarly understandable. So the pretty picture of diverse new citizens is made more complex by the actual reality of foreigners who want to stay separate while gleaning all the goodies. The story hints that dual citizenship is a good idea since people aren’t required to declare their loyalties.
The excuses are toted up: citizenship is too expensive, learning even the tiny amount of English required is too hard and attachment to their own national identity continues. Some don’t value US membership because of politics — one says it’s not that “cool” any more.
Many don’t care because they get nearly the whole enchilada with a green card, namely access to most US jobs (civil service is not available) and other financial opportunities. The Times would never say immigrants come mostly for the money, but of course they do.
The paper wraps up the vexing challenges to its belief system with a little story about a colorful Briton who naturalized in order to vote for Obama. In the Times universe, the presence of the great Obama still solves all seeming contradictions.
Jonathan Wajskol, an Italian graphic designer who moved to the United States about three decades ago, has a life with the hallmarks of an immigrant success story: graduate studies at an American university; a successful international firm with partners in Milan and Beijing; and a residence in Greenwich Village that he shares with his wife and two children.
One thing he does not have, however, is American citizenship — and that is a deliberate choice. Mr. Wajskol has a green card, but he has never applied for citizenship and is not interested. His reasons, he said, go to the heart of his identity.
“I would feel that if I get the American citizenship, I would feel a little less Italian,” he explained. “I really don’t feel American.”
For many people around the world, a United States passport is a near-sacred goal, and given half a chance to get one, they would hungrily seize it. In Washington, the partisan debate over immigration has become mired, in part, over whether to provide a path to citizenship for the estimated 11 million undocumented immigrants in the United States.
But even as legions here and abroad pin their hopes on becoming American, and the country wrestles with emotionally fraught questions over who should have that right, there is a seemingly contradictory truth: that millions of people who are in the country legally, and stand on the threshold of citizenship, never take that next step.
According to some estimates, about 40 percent of all people who hold green cards, the gateway to citizenship, do not naturalize.
Of those, many may want to apply but are deterred by a variety of reasons, including the $680 application fee or the requirement that most applicants must prove they can read, write and speak basic English, immigrants’ advocates said. Some countries — including Japan, China and Iran — generally do not permit their citizens to acquire a second nationality, forcing a difficult choice. Continue reading this article
Last April, Maxey Ann Lynch (pictured) was killed by a drunk-driving illegal alien as she was doing her job of Richmond Times-Dispatch newspaper carrier. Her car was struck head-on by Guatemalan Santos Gabriel-Tomas driving the wrong direction, and she died later in the hospital.
Not only was his blood-alcohol content 0.19 percent (more than twice the legal limit), he also had no license to drive due to his illegal alien status.
Worse, this crime was entirely preventable because Gabriel-Tomas had been convicted in March 2012 of drunk driving, but was not deported. In a nation that cared about public safety, drunk-driving illegal aliens would be deported as a matter of law, but that is not the case here.
An intoxicated, wrong-way driver who pleaded guilty to the killing in April of a Richmond Times-Dispatch newspaper carrier in South Hill had been convicted of DUI a year earlier and had never been licensed to drive in Virginia.
Santos Gabriel-Tomas, 30, an immigrant from Guatemala in the country illegally, was convicted in March 2012 of driving under the influence of alcohol in neighboring Lunenburg County. He had never acquired a license to drive, but a judge in the earlier case revoked his privileges to obtain a license for 12 months as part of his punishment, Mecklenburg County Deputy Commonwealth’s Attorney Allen Nash said.
After the suspension period passed, Gabriel-Tomas continued to drive without a license and was doing so when he crashed head-on April 7 into a car being driven by longtime Times-Dispatch carrier Maxey Ann Lynch, 61, who later died at VCU Medical Center. Continue reading this article
Many in the West still don’t understand that the criminal violence of Muslim immigrants is not the sociological maladjustment of unhappy newbies, but is a central strategy in the plan for conquest, as well as a cultural norm for Muslims in non-Muslim societies. As one violent Allahbot remarked during a burqa riot in another French suburb, “In 20 years, Trappes will be Chechnya.”
It’s time for us fortunate inheritors of the Enlightenment to wake up and smell the gunpowder of the enemy we have let into our city gates.
Paris, Aug. 24: Bars, fast-food outlets and corner shops in two crime-ridden Paris suburbs are under curfew, forced to close at 8pm after a summer surge in violent crime and drug-dealing.
“It’s a radical step but the situation at night had become unbearable,” said Stephane Peu, a deputy mayor of Saint-Denis, a mainly immigrant area north of Paris that is notorious for muggings and has been nicknamed the “crack supermarket”.
“Hundreds of people were gathering and drinking in the streets and drugs were being sold, especially crack cocaine,” Peu said. The area’s housing estates are plagued by gangs of teenagers who roam the streets at night and terrorise local families.
The curfew, on all businesses except sit-down restaurants and bakeries, has been imposed for three months in Saint-Denis and the southern suburb of Villeneuve-Saint-Georges.
“The real problem is the large number of shops and hairdressers selling alcohol without licences,” said Christian Meyer, the police commissioner of Saint-Denis.
Jacques, 37, a businessman who recently moved to Saint-Denis, said: “You see groups of youths spending the whole night drinking vodka in the hairdressing salons. They’re always ready for a fight and they’ll turn on you if you say a single word they don’t like.” Continue reading this article
It’s deeply troubling to see a formerly dependable sovereignty defender like Congressman Ted Poe go over to the dark side of amnesty evil. Apparently the despicable flip-flop is based upon the increased hispanicization of his district — so much for conservative principles of law and borders when re-election is threatened.
As a result of his weakened resolve, business interests are turning the screws more intently, complaining to him that there isn’t anyone to do the work, even though more than 20 million Americans can’t find jobs. (Naturally, nobody suggests that a living wage might entice citizens to take these mysterious unfilled jobs.)
Below, Ted Poe visits the border, which he used to care about enforcing.
So it is a real loss to America for him to embrace anarchy.
To be clear, Ted Poe supports legalization for the millions here unlawfully which he says is not amnesty because the lawbreakers wouldn’t get citizenship. Of course, the millions of foreigners don’t come so they can vote in US elections, but to take American jobs freely, and legalization gives them that privilege.
For that reason: Legalization Is Amnesty.
Rep. Poe’s contact info in Washington:
2412 Rayburn Building
Washington, DC 20515
(202) 225-5547 fax
(866) 425-6565 toll free
It’s sad to hear Congressman Poe parrot the silly talking points of the left of how the immigration system is broken, when there is nothing wrong beyond the lack of political will to enforce existing laws.
If Texas Representative Ted Poe was looking for reassurance that backing an overhaul of U.S. immigration laws won’t be political suicide for conservatives like him, he may have found it this week at a seafood restaurant on the outskirts of Houston.
During a roundtable discussion, several business executives told the five-term Republican that they can’t find enough Americans willing to cook fajitas, repair sidewalks and perform other types of unglamorous work that keeps the fourth-largest U.S. city humming. A more robust guest-worker program would help, they said.
Poe told the executives he was working on a bill to tackle the problem and assured them that his fellow Republicans would help overhaul the U.S. immigration system in the coming months.
“Just doing nothing is a vote for the status quo, which is broken,” Poe said of an immigration system that has struggled to deal with the estimated 11 million undocumented residents in the United States.
As lawmakers return to their home districts in the final weeks of summer, hundreds of U.S. businesses have quietly mobilized to persuade Republicans such as Poe that an immigration overhaul is broadly supported by their constituents, even if some conservative activists loudly object.
The low-key strategy by businesses, along with a decision by several conservative lawmakers to spend the month campaigning against President Barack Obama’s healthcare overhaul, appears to have lowered the temperature of the immigration debate.
Public “town hall” meetings held by members of Congress this month generally have not disintegrated into the raucous, racially tinged sessions on immigration that some had feared.
As a result, many involved in the effort are cautiously optimistic that one of their top priorities of the past decade could become a reality sometime in the next year and a half – even though huge obstacles remain in the Republican-controlled House of Representatives.
“We’re confident that this is going to get done sooner rather than later,” said Glenn Hamer, president of the Arizona Chamber of Business and Industry.
Immigration reform has long been a top priority for business groups such as the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, which say that current laws and regulations make it too difficult to find workers they can’t recruit at home and expose businesses to a tangle of conflicting labor regulations.
Business groups mobilized an army of lobbyists to push for passage of a sweeping immigration bill by the Democrat-controlled Senate in June. The bill – backed by 14 of the Senate’s 46 Republicans and all 52 Democrats – included new visa programs for foreign workers, additional requirements for employers to verify workers’ legal status, billions of dollars for extra security on the nation’s borders, and a 10-year path to U.S. citizenship for undocumented workers. Continue reading this article
If illegals are dragging the kiddies across the border, then do not arrest, says the President. That may sound all warm and cuddly, but it shows how law enforcement is a language the chief executive does not speak.
Moreover, making kids the keys to the kingdom endangers them by encouraging foreign lawbreakers to bring them along during hazardous unlawful border crossings. One indicator of the danger is the “big surge” in fatalities — 477 deaths along the southwest border in 2012, up from 375 the year before. Why put little kids in such danger?
So, we should trust this President to enforce immigration law after the Senate mega-amnesty?
The Obama administration issued a new policy Friday that says immigration agents should try not to arrest and deport illegal immigrant parents of minor children. The move adds to the categories of people the administration is trying not to deport.
In a nine-page memo, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement said agents should use “prosecutorial discretion” to try to avoid detaining parents and, if parents are detained, agents should make sure they have the ability to visit with their children or participate in family court proceedings.
The move won praise from immigrant-rights groups who said it’s a step toward a less harsh detention policy. But a top Republican blasted the memo as another effort by the Obama administration to circumvent the law.
“President Obama has once again abused his authority and unilaterally refused to enforce our current immigration laws by directing U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents to stop removing broad categories of unlawful immigrants,” said House Judiciary Committee Chairman Robert W. Goodlatte, Virginia Republican.
Mr. Goodlatte, whose committee is in charge of many of the immigration bills the House could consider later this year and who is working on a legalization bill for young illegal immigrants, said the Obama administration move “poisons the debate” and shows the president is trying to “politicize the issue” rather than work for a compromise bill.
The memo is the latest in a series of directives issued by ICE and by Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano that try to lay out priorities for who the government will detain and try to deport. Continue reading this article
Robert Spencer of JihadWatch.org appeared on his semi-regular segment on Canada’s SunTV to discuss the week’s happenings in the world of hostile Islam. Egypt was the headline item naturally, with a discussion of the worsening attacks upon Coptic Christians.
In addition, Spencer noted Thursday’s walk-about rally in Washington DC where Egyptian Christians and friends protested the Muslim Brotherhood bias of the White House, the Council on American Islamic Relations, CNN and the Washington Post.
It is curious that liberal stalwarts like the Post support Muslim culture, which is founded upon anti-woman, anti-gay, anti-freedom sharia law. The paper should have noticed by now that not all diversity is equal.
Egyptian Christians critical of media coverage and Obama response to violence in Egypt
A group of Egyptians protested in front of the White House Thursday afternoon to “expose” what they say is “the clear bias of the Obama administration and the American media in support of the Muslim Brotherhood and its terrorist ideology.”
Hundreds of Egyptians, who travelled to Washington, D.C. from around the United States, gathered in front of the White House before marching to the offices of the Washington Post, news network CNN, and the Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR), a Muslim advocacy group that protestors called the Brotherhood’s “embassy.”
Protest organizers called on “all Egyptians” living in the U.S. to join their march, which took place as violence in Egypt continues to rage between the Muslim Brotherhood and secular military forces.
The marchers’ final stop was the Egyptian military attaché’s D.C. office, where the activists chanted their support for “the Egyptian army for its heroic stand against [Muslim Brotherhood] terrorism.”
“We are against the Muslim Brotherhood,” protestor Ramez Mossed told the Free Beacon. “He [Obama] supports the Muslim Brotherhood. He has a big hand in Egypt and the mess in Egypt. We’re trying to tell him, ‘Don’t support the terrorists. Please be fair.’”
Many of those who participated in the march are Coptic Christians, a religious group that has been systematically targeted with violence by pro-Brotherhood protestors, some of whom have been desecrating and sieging churches in Egypt. Continue reading this article
In Manhattan on Tuesday, young British tourist Sian Green (shown below) was hit by a cab which careened onto the sidewalk at a high rate of speed. The woman lost her foot by the force of the auto running into her, but her bleeding was quickly slowed by concerned bystanders and celeb physician Dr. Oz. She is now recovering at a local hospital although the doctors were unable to reattach her foot.
The crash has been characterized as an incident caused by anger run amok, since the driver was irritated by a bike messenger getting in his way: British victim of New York road rage (Daily Telegraph).
The cab driver, Bangladeshi immigrant Mohammed Faysal Himon (pictured), now admits that he has anger-management issues and probably should choose a different occupation. In addition, he was not properly licensed to drive the cab which maimed Sian Green.
This case is another reminder of the foolishness of Washington admitting thousands of Muslim immigrants every year, when they continue to fail assimilation on a number of fronts. Muslims are taught from childhood that they are the superior beings on the planet and lowly infidels should make way for them. As a result, many sons of Allah have a supremacist worldview which when questioned often makes them fly into a rage against non-Muslims.
Is cab driving a job Americans won’t do, particularly when over 20 million citizens are jobless? It’s a terrible shame that a young woman is now maimed for the rest of her life because a Muslim cabbie couldn’t deal with the normal irritant of annoying bike messengers. The city is considering the removal of Himon’s license, and hopefully a criminal charge may be forthcoming after more investigation, as noted below.
The road-rage cabby who jumped a Midtown curb and crushed a young British tourist admitted yesterday he’s a lousy driver who has no business behind the wheel.
“I don’t want to drive a taxi,” Mohammed Faysal Himon, 24, told The Post in an exclusive interview from a relative’s home in The Bronx.
Himon — who was not authorized to drive the cab that slammed into Sian Green, 23, likely costing her both legs — copped to a previous laundry list of moving violations, including an accident that injured a passenger in 2010.
“I need a more suitable job. There’s too much stress when you’re driving in the city,” Himon said.
The careless cabby could be looking for that job very soon. The Taxi and Limousine Commission has taken the initial steps in suspending his license, according to an agency spokesman.
In Tuesday’s Midtown accident, the third-year hack was hit with only a summons, but he could be on the hook for felony charges once the investigation is completed, cops said yesterday.
“The investigation is going forward,” Police Commissioner Ray Kelly said. “Collisions, accident investigations, take some time. It takes some time to do that and reconstruct the scene.”
Sources told The Post that investigators were already poring over extensive surveillance video from the crash scene.
Himon, a native of Bangladesh who has been in the United States for nearly five years, admitted he flew into a fit of road rage when he and bike messenger Kenneth Olivo crossed paths.
“He was in my way and I got upset, so I gave him notice that I wanted to pass through,” he said, meaning he leaned on his horn.
“He started pounding on my car with his hands and was yelling things at me. I suddenly felt like I had to get out of there. It was becoming a bad situation. So I accelerated to get in front of him.” Continue reading this article
The ACLU claims that the Sons of Allah aren’t getting their full trough of American goodies quickly enough from the government. The SoCal branch of the uber-left outfit has published a report alleging that Muslim newbies are given extra scrutiny because of the heightened terror threat they present.
As if attention to national security would be a bad thing.
The open-borders diversity-enthralled ACLUers must hope that attention from the sharia-friendly President will remedy what they see as a problem. And they may well be right.
Say, why let them in the door in the first place? For example, Washington admits Muslim foreign students who then try to mass-murder Americans: cases include the Bangladeshi who schemed to blow up the Federal Reserve Bank in New York and Saudi national Khalid Aldawsari who gathered explosive materials to hit nuclear power plants.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Civil liberties advocates said Wednesday they have uncovered a government program to screen immigrants for national security concerns that has blacklisted some Muslims and put their U.S. citizenship applications on hold for years.
The American Civil Liberties Union of Southern California said in a report that federal immigration officers are instructed to find ways to deny applications that have been deemed a national security concern. For example, they’ll flag discrepancies in a petition or claim they failed to receive sufficient information from the immigrant.
The criteria used by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services to blacklist immigrants are overly broad and include traveling through regions where there is terrorist activity, the report said.
The ACLU learned about the program through records requests after detecting a pattern in cases of Muslim immigrants whose applications to become American citizens had languished.
“It is essentially creating this secret criteria for obtaining naturalization and immigration benefits that has never been disclosed to the public and Congress hasn’t approved,” said Jennie Pasquarella, an ACLU staff attorney and the report’s author.
“I feel like ultimately this is just about politics. They don’t want to be seen as having granted citizenship to somebody who’s going to be the next Boston bomber,” she said. Continue reading this article
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