Not all illegal aliens are gangsters, but some are, which makes the DREAM Act freebie for illegals who serve in the military a bad idea.
For illegal alien gangbangers, a DREAM Act amnesty via the military would be a twofer. First, they get legal residence, which means more ease of navigating American society, and eventual citizenship. Second, they get military training about how to be a more effective killer, a desirable job skill for Mexican and other gangsters.
The Pentagon supports the DREAM Act because it “could boost ranks.” It’s likely the top brass believe they can sort out or reform any bad guys among the troops. However the case of the Fort Hood shooter Nidal Hasan, who murdered thirteen and wounded dozens of others, indicates otherwise.
Being in a street gang is now forbidden for members of the U.S. armed forces. But you might not guess that if you were to visit U.S. military bases in Iraq and Afghanistan, according to soldiers who have recently served there.
Jeffrey Stoleson, a Wisconsin corrections official, returned from Iraq in January with photos of gang graffiti on armored vehicles, latrines and buildings. Stoleson, a sergeant with a National Guard unit, was there for nine months to help the Army set up a prison facility outside Baghdad.
“I saw Maniac Latin Disciples graffiti out of Chicago,” Stoleson said, adding that there was a lot of graffiti for Texas and California gangs, as well as Mexican drug cartels.
A Chicago Police officer — who retired from the regular Army and was recently on a tour of Afghanistan in the Army Reserve — said Bagram Air Base was covered with Chicago gang graffiti, everything from the Gangster Disciples’ pitchfork to the Latin Kings’ crown.
“It seems bigger now,” said the officer, who previously served a tour in Iraq, where he also saw gang graffiti.
The “Tequila Party” is meant to be a knock-off brand of the Tea Party, which of course refers to a historic event from the American Revolution. Many Americans who identify with the Tea Party correspondingly want the government to return to its fundamental Constitutional principles.
The principles of the Tequila Party are less clear, except Mexicans want more goodies, particularly amnesty for lawbreakers and an open border, plus maybe increased affirmative action, special hispanic-flavored social programs and bilingual education. They want whatever they can get, and more of it.
Anyway, it’s a brilliant idea. Doesn’t a Tequila Party bring images of civic responsibility and good governance? You know, kind of like Mexico itself. Hispanic leaders certainly know how to present themselves and their issues effectively.
Latino leaders in Nevada and nationwide are quietly debating whether to sever their traditional Democratic ties and form an independent grass-roots political group.
The idea, born of frustration over the party’s inaction on immigration reform and fears that as a voting bloc they’re a political afterthought, Latino leaders have discussed the idea among themselves locally and in conference calls with colleagues across the country.
The unlikely model for the movement they would like to launch is the Tea Party — not in substance, of course, but in its grass-roots organizational style. Acknowledging the source of their inspiration, Latino leaders have dubbed the proposed movement the “Tequila Party.”
These Hispanic leaders have noticed that while the Tea Party has had spotty electoral success, it has called attention to its concerns and values and put the establishment on notice.
“I don’t know if it’s going to happen, but there’s talk,” said Fernando Romero, president of the nonpartisan Hispanics in Politics, Nevada’s oldest Hispanic political group. “There’s discussion about empowerment of the Latino vote.”
It’s tough for the religion that famously spread by the sword for the last 1400 years to present a convincing case that Peace is part of its portfolio — although the credulous press is happy to lap it up.
Portland’s Somali and Muslim community rallied last night on the steps of City Hall, calling for peace and unity in response to the FBI’s arrest of 19-year-old Mohamed Mohamud and allegations of a bomb plot at the annual Christmas tree lighting ceremony.
“We’re your neighbors, your friends, your co-workers,” said rally organizer Kayse Jama. “The Somali American community strongly condemns any type of violence. We left Somalia because of violence.”
Jama also thanked Mayor Sam Adams and Commissioner Amanda Fritz, who attended the rally, for their support. Jama says the community is fearful of backlash.
Portland’s Office of Human Relations, led by Muna Abshir Mohamud, plans increased education and outreach.
“Islamophobia is very real,” said Muna Abshir Mohamud, who says she hopes to work with law enforcement to increase communication and step up security around local mosques.
You would think that the endangered parties were Somalis rather than Americans, who incidentally should be more concerned that a “home-grown” terror plot is going to succeed one of these days.
The Somalis say they are concerned about “backlash” and “Islamophobia” — which are cookie-cutter responses to Muslim crimes that are designed to distract from the culpability of Islamic doctrines that preach death to the infidel throughout the religion’s scripture. As the saying goes, “It’s not Islamophobia when they really are trying to kill you.”
Community leaders say while Mohamed Mohamud is innocent until proven guilty, there is a need to reach out to youth within the Somali community who may be at risk.
“We need to direct the right and appropriate resources to make sure young Muslim men do not continue to fall through the cracks, do not choose extremism or fanaticism as a real life option,” said Muna Abshir Mohamud.
The idea that “appropriate resources” be directed so young Muslim males do not “fall through the cracks” sounds a lot like a mooch for a big social services handout. Give us lots of money or we can’t guarantee that these wild Somali boys won’t kill you.
Apparently a normal American education of 12 years is not enough to overcome the Islamist ideology those boys get at the mosque or through the Islo-internet. Why do Muslims need more than other immigrant tribes? They don’t seem worth the trouble and danger, to put it kindly.
Outside of the Federal Courthouse in downtown Portland, where Mohamed Mohamud is expected to appear in court Monday,
Saba Ahmed, who says she’s part of his legal defense team for Mohamed Mohamud, prayed while outside of the Federal Courthouse in downtown Portland.
“I hope he’s okay,” she said. “His family is really distraught..his friends..he’s 19-years-old.”
Jama said the family is requesting privacy as they face shock and sadness over the allegations.
“They’re devastated,” Jama said.
“Devastated?” How did the Muslims get to be the victims here?
Nice work, craven media.
Those who grew up with Mohamed Mohamud were also left shocked at the news of his arrest.
“It’s very unfortunate, for a person like that,” said Mahamed Ali, who says he’s known Mohamud for years. “From what I know, he’s a really, really nice kid.”
Hey, lightbulb, if Mohamud is a really, really nice kid, then what are the bloodthirsty monsters like?
Here’s a local news report of the rather underpopulated Muslim peace rally:
Switzerland voted in a referendum Sunday to automatically expel foreigners convicted of crimes ranging from murder to false claims for unemployment insurance.
The measure, which was approved by 53 percent of those voting, highlighted a growing unease with the number of immigrants in Western Europe who arrive from poor countries in Africa, Asia and the Middle East to take advantage of the continent’s peace, prosperity and generous social protections.
The European Union’s border patrol force, Frontex, earlier this month deployed international armed guards along a stretch of the Greek-Turkish border that had become a major entry point for illegal Afghan, Iraqi, Iranian and North African immigrants. But the richest European countries already have large populations of legal and illegal immigrants, more than 20 percent in Switzerland’s case.
In another signal of the souring atmosphere, France, host to a large immigrant population that has helped give it Western Europe’s largest Muslim community, toughened its laws recently to make it easier to expel illegal arrivals and strip French nationality from recently naturalized citizens convicted of killing a policeman or government official.
Jose Manuel Barroso, president of the E.U.’s executive commission in Brussels, warned Saturday that Europe is facing a “populist surge” in reaction to the influx of foreigners, who often are blamed – justly or unjustly – for rising crime rates and growing burdens on social benefits such as health insurance and education.
“I see societies that have a great tradition of openness and democracy where a nationalist, chauvinist, xenophobic, sometimes even a very, very aggressive populism surge is swelling,” he added in an interview with the French radio station Europe 1. “Populism is the manipulation of fears with irrational arguments, but it works sometimes.”
Barroso, who is Portuguese, did not single out Switzerland, which does not belong to the European Union. But the Swiss referendum was closely watched in the E.U., which has a number of agreements with Bern on the treatment of immigrants.
The referendum was held on an initiative from the ultranationalist Swiss People’s Party, which also sponsored a vote last year that banned the construction of minarets beside mosques. Both proposals were opposed by elected officials in the federal government in Bern but were endorsed by a majority of those voting in the binding referendums.
As usual, the dinosaur media refuses to acknowledge (in the preceding paragraph) the desire of the people for government to control immigration and keep the bad guys OUT. There is no more mainstream issue than securing the nation, be it Switzerland or the United States, from dangerous people, both traditional criminals and political enemies, many of whom now enter as immigrants.
Interestingly, the German-speaking Swiss voted strongly for deporting criminal aliens as noted in the video below. Perhaps many had read or heard the reasonable arguments in Thilo Sarrazin’s best-seller book which criticizes Islamic immigration.
On Friday, Mohamed Osman Mohamud, a naturalized citizen who was born in Somalia, dialed a cell-phone number he thought would detonate a car bomb in the midst of Portland’s festive Christmas-tree-lighting ceremony and kill dozens, perhaps hundreds, of Americans. Fortunately, the FBI had interceded into his terror plot and gave him a fake car bomb. When a supposed confederate remarked that the event would include many children, Mohamud responded, “Yeah, I mean, that’s what I’m looking for.”
Mohamud came from Somalia as a school-aged boy, but he didn’t seem to like his new home much, at least by high school, where he decided at age 15 that he wanted to pursue jihad. He is another example of how Muslim immigration is a very bad idea and should stop.
PORTLAND, Ore. — Mohamed Osman Mohamud, the suspect in Friday night’s plot to explode a car-bomb during Portland’s Christmas tree lighting celebration, is a naturalized American citizen who was born in Somalia in 1991.
During elementary school, Mohamud moved 9,000 miles from the war-torn streets of Mogadishu to the suburbs of Portland.
He graduated from Westview High School in 2009 and then enrolled at Oregon State University.
Westview classmates told KGW he often joked about being a terrorist, but no one took him seriously.
A classmate who didn’t want to be identified remembered Mohamud’s odd choice for a physics project. Mohamud detailed how a rocket-propelled grenade worked.
“It was just weird about how someone would choose that, you know,” the classmate said.
In an affidavit obtained by KGW, Mohamud recently told the FBI he had been thinking of committing some form of violent jihad since the age of 15.
Another of Mohamud’s former classmates remembered a fight the two had over a messy locker. “The main thing was, the way he said he hated Americans,” said Andy Stull. “It was serious. He looked me in the eye and had this look in his eye, like it was his determination in life – ‘I hate Americans!’”
Stull says he was scared enough at the time to get school counselors involved, but that was the end of it.
In the fall of 2009, Mohamud started his freshman year at O.S.U. He took classes part-time, with a focus on engineering.
He also attended the Salman Alfarisi Islamic Center near campus. His Imam told KGW Mohamud did not voice any radical views. The Iman said Mohamud grew reclusive recently, and described the teen as “relaxed” in his religious practice.
“I had to say he did a number of things against the religion. He had a lifestyle that was against the religion. I can’t really say that he was in a position to represent Islam,” said Imam Yousef Wanly.
In possibly related news, the mosque Mohamud attended was hit by arson early Sunday morning. The act may be seen as a hate crime by some, although the fire was set in the mosque’s office, not its worship area. Who ever commits an anti-religion hate crime by setting the office on fire? It just seems unlikely.
Perhaps the mosque leaders set the fire to kill two birds with one stone: get rid of unpleasant evidence and portray themselves as victims. Hate crime hoaxes are actually quite common, so it’s not crazy to consider that possibility.
In many American locales, the welcome mat for illegal aliens has been removed, but Oakland Mexifornia has a different idea. The Bay Area city is plagued by unemployment and violent crime, but it has instituted a friendly-to-illegals program that will make life easier for them and may well attract many more who want to set up a new fake identity. Welcome! deadbeat dads, drug dealers, job thieves and other moral reprobates: Oakland is happy to have you.
Oakland (like the rest of California) is running against the rising tide of citizen demands for enforcement of borders and immigration laws. Arizona has been focus of crackdown, with a series of laws that helped local police do their jobs and encouraged local aliens to leave on their own accord.
Oakland is poised to join a handful of cities in creating a municipal identification card that is touted primarily as a way for illegal immigrants to prove their identity.
But unlike programs in other locales, Oakland’s plan will be the first in the nation to create an alternative banking system for the poor, with the ID doubling as a full-service debit card.
Card holders will be able to load money onto their cards, freeing them from the vulnerability of walking around with cash or relying on costly check-cashing outlets.
“This will probably be the most advanced municipal ID in the country,” said Councilwoman and Mayor-elect Jean Quan, who has driven the effort alongside Councilman Ignacio De La Fuente.
While the debit card function is intended to help illegal immigrants, others see the card’s varied uses as a way to broaden interest. That, they say, will prevent a municipal ID card from being a scarlet letter.
“We want to make sure that it’s not just another way of identifying people who don’t have documentation,” said Councilwoman Nancy Nadel.
Oakland is not the first city to try to make municipal ID cards part of the fabric of nonimmigrants’ lives.
An ID offered by San Francisco doubles as a library card and provides discounts at certain businesses. The Washington, D.C., card has a slew of functions and can be used to pay for public transit. New Haven, Conn., which implemented the first municipal ID in 2007, allows residents to use the card at parking meters.
Claudia Burgos, an aide to De La Fuente, said Oakland hopes to start issuing cards by March, after the council earlier this month awarded a contract to SF Global Group, a Los Angeles company that operates prepaid banking systems. The card would cost $15, or $10 for seniors and students.
Unlike a typical debit card, the Oakland ID can be loaded with up to $1,000 at a time at participating stores. Unlimited amounts can be added via payroll direct deposit.
In addition, SF Global Group and the council hope to expand the card’s uses to include city libraries, Children’s Fairyland and the Oakland Museum of California, and may offer them to schoolchildren. In Washington, D.C., every public school student has one, said Elias Enciso, director of business development for SF Global Group.
You have to shake your head at the level of this malfeasance, even for crazy-left California. It’s one thing for border-hopper Juan to advance to senior tomato picker in the field pecking order, but using California’s university system to become a lawyer on the backs of the state’s taxpayers is worse than a cruel joke.
The moocher-grad admitted straight out that he entered the university when California’s subsidization of illegal college students took place — proving if you build it, they will come!
The author of the item below is la Times perennial illegal booster, Hector Tobar, so the piece is sugar-soaked from start to finish. In fact, he asks, “Will his adopted country now do right by him?” What Hector means is pass the DREAM Act. The Mexes expected to have comprehensive amnesty by now under President Obama, but they are willing to settle for the DREAM Act as a temporary consolation prize (aka a “down payment” until they get the whole enchilada).
Ever since he was 8 years old, Luis Perez has dedicated his life to becoming an American.
In grade school, days after his arrival from Mexico, he studied hard to master English — it quickly displaced Spanish as his dominant language.
As a teenager he woke up every morning at 5:30 a.m. for a long bus trip across the San Fernando Valley, away from a neighborhood with a bad gang problem, to a high school where being a studious young man didn’t make him a social outcast.
When he eventually made it to college, it was the U.S. Constitution that grabbed hold of him, especially the Bill of Rights. And this year, his study of American institutions culminated with his graduation from UCLA School of Law.
Today, at age 29, Luis Perez has the right to call himself a juris doctor. But he can’t yet call himself an American. In fact, because he’s an undocumented immigrant, it will take an act of Congress to change that. But that hasn’t stopped him from trying.
“People used to tell me, ‘Why go to college if you can’t get a real job when you graduate,’” he said. With no right to work for a large company or law firm, it seemed that only jobs in construction and or yardwork awaited him, no matter how educated he was.
“If I had listened to those people, I wouldn’t have done anything with my life,” he told me.
Perez is the first undocumented immigrant to graduate from UCLA’s law school. He’s taking the bar exam in January. “I’m spending my Christmas with the books,” he told me. [. . .]
While he was still in high school, Perez lobbied state representatives for the passage of California Assembly Bill 540, which granted affordable, in-state college tuition to undocumented immigrants.
After AB 540 became law in 2001, he enrolled at UCLA and eventually earned a B.A. in political science and then his law degree. He became a student leader and worked construction jobs on the weekends to help pay for his tuition. (He still holds a construction job, in part to pay off $3,000 in law school debt.)
The state Supreme Court upheld AB 540 earlier this month. To some Californians, giving undocumented immigrants an affordable college education is an act of generosity that we cash-strapped Californians can’t afford.
Since subsidizing illegal alien college tuition costs the taxpayer $200 million annually to aid people who cannot legally work after graduation, it is ridiculous to continue to waste the people’s money on these foreigners at such a rate. But to Hector Tobar and his ilk, the DREAM Act will solve this problem. . . and invite millions more illegals to come and Mexifornicate the rest of the nation even more rapidly.
Muslims residing in the UK have never gotten proper training (i.e. stiff punishment) for mistreating blind people who have guide dogs, Pooches are unclean, according to Mohammed, so his little Islo-drones behave abominably toward the disabled when they need doggie assistance.
Refusing service to blind people with guide dogs is not only rude and barbaric, it is also illegal, as noted below, However, a more appropriate punishment would be imprisonment rather than a hand-slap fine.
The Great Haywood pensioners claim the driver did not want Blake, the current West Midlands guide dog of the year, in his cab.
This contravenes the Disability Discrimination Act (DDA) 2005 and can land offenders a £1,000 fine unless they certify they have a dog allergy.
Mrs Dix, 71, said this was the first time her golden retriever-labrador cross had been rejected from a taxi.
She said: “I can barely see, but saw the driver wave his hands and say ‘no, no, no’ as we approached his cab.
“We were both very upset and were made to feel really small, but just got the next taxi in the end. “We’re moving to Stafford soon and this is a very poor start indeed.” Eight-two-year-old Mr Dix, whose eyesight is worse than his wife’s, was “appalled” by the driver’s behaviour.
He said: “I’ve been registered blind for 28 years and have never been discriminated against by a taxi driver before this.
“If he isn’t willing to pick up certain people, then he shouldn’t be in a queue of taxis earmarked for shoppers.
“The driver we eventually used agreed it was appalling it made me feel like a second-class citizen.” Seven-year-old Blake won his award last year in recognition of loyal service to his owners.
Mrs Dix told the Newsletter how clever Blake is.
She said: “If you get off the bus and say ‘take us to the bank’, he’ll guide you straight there.
“He then knows to wait in the queue until a cashier calls you over. He’s as good as gold.” In recent years, there have been reports of Muslim drivers refusing the blind due to their doctrine’s assertion that dogs are unclean.
However, the DDA does not consider this an excuse.
Mr and Mrs Dix do not know the name of the driver or firm involved.
Wouldn’t we be better off without Muslim immigration altogether? Many dog lovers would agree, I’d wager.
Whether you are in favor of immediate deportation or comprehensive immigration reform, after illegal immigrants are arrested in Arizona, their remaining time north of the border might be a bit too comfortable for some.
We’re taking a look at one of the main detention centers for illegal immigrants. We wanted to take you behind closed doors to see for yourself the kind of treatment detainees are getting in Florence.
Detainees in blue uniforms have no previous criminal convictions. Orange uniforms mean they have minor convictions for things like drunk driving. Those with violent criminal convictions are usually taken to the Pinal County Jail and wear red uniforms.
“The things the public would be surprised at is the treatment that our ICE detainees receive here,” says Ed Preciado, ICE Asst. Field Office Director at the Phoenix field office.
Some people are angry that the U.S. spends hundreds of millions of dollars for centers like these, including Peter Gadiel.
“In effect, we’ve made illegal aliens privileged people who get better treatment than Americans do. It’s wrong,” says Gadiel, a member of New York Immigration Control and Enforcement.
According to Preciado, during the last three years, the number of people that ICE’s Phoenix field office has detained and removed from the country has actually gone up — from 76,000 people during fiscal year 2008, to 92,000 so far this year.
As we walked through the temporary housing area, we saw detainees watching TV, playing cards and chatting. They get up to 5 hours a day of recreation and get to spend hours playing soccer and basketball — and critics say this is almost like a vacation — a vacation that costs taxpayers billions of dollars.
They get two hot meals a day. A spokesperson for the detention center says the quality of food provided to the detainees is the same as that provided to our U.S. military because it comes from the same supplier.
“If I commit a crime, I’m not going to be sent to a vacation camp. I’m going to be sent to jail. And that’s what should happen to illegal aliens,” says Gadiel. “These people should not be treated like our military. They should be treated like criminals.”
Officials at the Florence detention center are also proud of the medical care they offer.
“They get the best medical treatment. If one of the detainees in this facility has a medical issue, they’re seen within 24 hours by our medical staff. I know, myself, if I have to see my doctor, I’ll be lucky if I get seen in a week,” says Preciado.
Bear in mind that the President just announced he would remove the National Guard from three out of four border states in February (now that the election is over) — so you see where Obama’s priorities are:
The Obama Administration plans to withdraw National Guard troops from the Texas, New Mexico and California borders by the end February under a new Southwest security plan, even as turmoil in Mexican border cities grows, according to documents obtained by The Washington Examiner.
A letter sent to various members of the Texas Congressional delegation from Texas’ Gov. Rick Perry’s office says, “In February, 2011, the Texas, New Mexico, and California National Guard forces that were deployed to the border in September, 2010, under President’s Obama’s Southwest Border Augmentation Plan, will have 30 days to complete a total draw down of forces.”
Sarah Omar, 88, who was on hajj pilgrimage to Mecca, told the Al-Qatan Saudi daily: “I prayed for my grandson Barack to convert to Islam”.
The paper said that Ms Omar was in Saudi Arabia on pilgrimage along with her son, Mr Obama’s uncle Saeed Hussein Obama, and four of her grandchildren.
Ms Omar told the newspaper that she could only discuss hajj matters and would not comment on Mr Obama’s politics.
The family appeared to have been hosted by the Saudi government for hajj. Saeed thanked King Abdullah for his “kind hospitality,” the paper said.
US opinion polls in August found that as many as one in four Americans believe that Mr Obama is a Muslim, a claim categorically denied by the White House which has maintained that he is a “committed Christian.”
Isn’t it nice that granny received the presumably grand hospitality of the Saudi king for the hajj? Meanwhile Obama’s Aunt Zeituni claimed and got asylum in America by saying she had a reasonable fear of persecution if she were to return to Kenya. Apparently she thought receiving a full platter of American welfare benefits was better than royal treatment back home.
The immigration panel was excellent and included two of my favorite congressmen, Steve King and Ed Royce. Mark Krikorian’s talk emphasized how the left’s plans to turn America into a socialist nation depends on millions of third-worlders providing the masses for a Marxist future. Mass immigration serves the interests of statism, period.
However, all is not lost, since a campaign is gearing up to launch an initiative so voters can choose an Arizona-style immigration law. Remember that Californians passed Prop 187 in 1994 that prevented illegals from getting state services and the anti-affirmative action Proposition 209 in 1996. California was once the state that led on immigration restriction. In 1990 for example, San Diegans organized the Light-Up-the-Border demonstrations to show the growing illegal alien crisis in the area.
We just have to hope that there are enough friends of US sovereignty remaining after so many millions have left California for places still recognizable as America. Even so, Erickson says that polling shows the measure would pass, even in today’s PC Mexifornia.
Plus having the proposition on the 2012 ballot would make the immigration issue unavoidable in the Presidential election.
Proponents of a California initiative modeled after Arizona’s controversial immigration law may begin gathering signatures to place the measure on the ballot in 2012, California Secretary of State Debra Bowen announced Tuesday.
The measure would require state and local law enforcement officers to investigate the immigration status of anyone they lawfully stop and “reasonably” suspect may be in the country illegally. It would also make it a crime for illegal immigrants to seek work while concealing their legal status and for employers to “intentionally or negligently” hire them.
Initiative proponent Michael Erickson would need to collect signatures from 433,971 registered voters by April 21, 2011, to qualify it for the ballot. If it is validated, the measure could be placed before voters in February or June of 2012.
The Obama administration challenged Arizona’s law in court, arguing that SB 1070 usurped the federal government’s sole authority to regulate immigration. A federal judge blocked key portions of the law in July just before it was slated to take effect.
Both sides are awaiting a decision from the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals on the lower court’s ruling.
Erickson, chairman of the Belmont-based Support Federal Immigration Law Committee, said he had studied the federal judge’s decision when crafting his initiative and is confident that it would pass any legal challenges.
Unlike the Arizona law, the California proposal specifies that law enforcement officers must verify immigration status “in a timely manner at the scene of the stop or detainment” and may only do so through information provided by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement or other federal agencies.
Erickson said the proponents decided to introduce an initiative in California before the Arizona legal battle had run its course in part because they were concerned about the spillover effects of the Arizona law.
“Our concern is with the possibility, if not probability, of an increase in not only illegal immigration in California but with a drug infestation, in part because Arizona is cracking down in their state,” he said.
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