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
Mexicans who illegally grow marijuana in California and elsewhere in the US are not like the hippie farmers of Mendocino County who tend their plants with organic values. Nope, the Mexicans use poisonous chemicals from their homeland that are illegal here because of their danger to public health.
A recent bust by the California Fish and Game found a typically toxic pot patch east of San Jose, the third-largest city in the state. The grow of 8,000 plants was located on a stream that feeds Coyote Creek, a water source for the city. One of the Mexican chemicals found was Furadan, a teaspoon of which can kill a person.
Meanwhile, we citizens are urged to celebrate America’s increasing diversity, which in reality means Mexicanization.
SAN ANTONIO VALLEY, CA (KRON/CNN) – California authorities busted an illegal marijuana grow site in a remote area about two hours from San Jose, CA.
Experts believe the pot not only poses health risks to those who smoke it, but also to anyone who drinks water in San Jose.
Two hours from San Jose, at the end of a dusty dirt road and then a quarter mile hike down a steep ravine, deputies and game wardens found upwards of 8,000 marijuana plants soaking up the late summer sunshine.`
The growers, thought to be armed and willing to protect a crop said to be worth millions, had cleared out.
The pot is one thing bit the growers, thought to be part of a Mexican drug cartel left behind an environmental disaster.
“Even though these plants are only about 3 feet, the kinds of fertilizers they use these plants will grow 6 or 7 feet in the next month or so. And they’ll be fully mature and fully budded,” said Kory Collins, California Fish and Game Warden. “And obviously all that fertilizer they’re using after the wet season comes it’s all going to wash straight down in the creek bed down there and that’s the huge environmental issue we have out here.”
Aside from the piles trash, rat poison and human waste discovered here, water has been diverted from a stream that feeds Coyote Creek which is a source of drinking water for San Jose. Water now contaminated with deadly poison. Continue reading this article
The TV queen got a lot of publicity mileage out of her accusations of racism from a Swiss store clerk who Oprah claimed wouldn’t show her a $38K handbag. It was fortuitous timing, since her first movie in years, The Butler, was about to open and has the theme of … racism.
When the clerk protested the veracity of the story, the Great Oprah backed off ever so slightly.
Plus, it appears that there may be a pattern in this behavior: in 2005 the TV diva made a similar accusation before the opening of the film Crash, produced by her company. Oprah complained about not being allowed into the Paris store Hermes, even though she arrived after closing time, and subsequently compared the experience to the theme of the movie — racism.
The official website of Bremgarten, a picturesque Swiss town of 6,430 residents located about 20 km (12 miles) from Zurich, bids visitors “a hearty welcome” and boasts of the “wide range of sports and leisure facilities” available in the community. But for two dozen new arrivals — and 130 more expected in the future — the town’s hospitality and its recreational options remain untested.
That’s because local authorities have announced last week that asylum seekers housed by the federal government in Bremgarten’s army barracks won’t be allowed to move around town freely or use the local swimming pool and other sports facilities. “For security reasons, we decided not to allow access to these areas,” the town’s mayor, Raymond Tellenbach, explained in a TV interview. He did not specify what sanctions, if any, would be imposed on those breaking the rule.
And Mario Gattiker, head of the Federal Office for Migration, told the Tages Anzeiger newspaper last week that the restrictions are meant to “prevent a situation where 50 asylum seekers all want to use a football pitch or the pool at once, which could lead to friction and resentment” from the locals.
Bremgarten’s decision has quickly drawn criticism from human-rights groups and incited accusations of racism, since the refugee center’s residents come from Africa and Asia. The announcement coincided with the news that an exclusive Zurich boutique refused to sell American media mogul Oprah Winfrey an expensive handbag last month, ostensibly because she is black — the store’s owner has denied that the incident was racist, calling it a “misunderstanding caused by the language barrier.” (Even though Switzerland’s tourist body apologized to Winfrey, Swiss animal-rights group Vier Pfoten, or Four Paws, criticized her for wanting to buy a $35,000 crocodile bag, saying she should have been aware of cruel methods used to obtain the skins of exotic animals.) Continue reading this article
LA’s most diverse sport is already pretty espanol, but now the owner of the team is accused of harassing non-Mexicans into quitting their jobs, and not just the players in the public eye, but office staff.
The case has taken the form of a lawsuit by the aggrieved American employee, since the Mexican billionaire owner of the team is apparently unwilling to comply with US law. Doesn’t Senor Jorge Vergara have a cadre of expensive attorneys whispering law facts into his ear?
Wait, hasn’t the soccer industry been pushing the sport in America as the cool new thing? Making it the Mex-only pursuit will limit the piles of dollars flowing in. Or perhaps richy rich hispanics think that all-Mexican equals diversity.
The strategy of a Mexican billionaire to ‘Mexicanize’ his Los Angeles Major League Soccer team in order to attract the local Mexican fan base has resulted in what one former employee calls “ethnic cleansing” of the team.
A lawsuit filed Wednesday in Los Angeles Superior Court by Cynthia Craig, former director of human resources for Chivas USA, alleges a culture of harassment and discrimination that ultimately caused her to leave the team.
Craig, who is African-American, says she was forced out of her job in July after, what her complaint alleges, was a prolonged period of harassment against her by team owner Jorge Vergara and Jose David, team president, because she was not Mexican nor could she speak Spanish. Continue reading this article
Given the worsening unrest in Egypt, Fox welcomed author Erick Stackelbeck to discuss the Muslim Brotherhood, which is the granddaddy of Islamic jihad activity in the modern era. Founded in 1928, the group is well organized and happy to further its aim of worldwide sharia governance by working within the existing political system, including considerable influence in the Obama administration.
Stakelbeck warns that the Suez Canal may be targeted by Islo-extremists who want to crash the world economy by blocking the movement of oil.
Right on schedule, the US-residing terrorists-in-suits at the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) piped up with the suggestion that Obama “take steps” to protect the “pro-democracy” forces in Egypt — aka, the Muslim Brotherhood. Curiously, the Egyptian army is the most reasonable bunch in the backward sandlot of eighty million inhabitants.
WASHINGTON, Aug. 14, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest Muslim civil liberties and advocacy organization, today called on the Obama administration to take concrete steps to end the ongoing massacre of pro-democracy protesters in Egypt and to seek the restoration of democracy.
In a statement, CAIR said:
“CAIR joins all those who value freedom in strongly condemning today’s massacre of pro-democracy protesters in Egypt and calls for lifting the newly-imposed state of emergency and its inevitable denial of basic human rights. Those responsible for these horrific attacks on peaceful sit-ins must be held accountable and brought to justice.
“As we condemn the killing of peaceful protesters, we also condemn the reported attacks on Christian properties in Egypt and call for calm and national unity in the face of concerted campaigns to divide Egyptian society along religious and political lines. Continue reading this article
Our northern neighbor shows that do-gooder aspects of immigration needn’t be masochistic self-flagellation for the receiving country. By contrast, the United States of Obama is currently doing a doormat imitation by its reaction to a new invasion gimmick of demanding asylum using just the right complaint phrase, namely that the pesticans have a “fear of persecution.” Mexicans et al are mouthing the correct words, even though their situation is one of high crime, not state oppression.
By that standard, Chicagoans could claim asylum in welcoming welfare havens like Sweden or Britain.
Canada has reasonably determined that not all nations are gulags of torture and cruelty. Claimants from genuine totalitarian states are therefore accorded more credibility than likely moochers.
Interestingly, the article below observes that a number of Mexicans have been admitted under the new rules. Some Mexes — specifically police officers, government officials and journalists who have opposed the cartels — might be allowed entry given the criteria of genuine individual danger. But that Canadian policy is entirely different than the surrender to invasion happening now in the US Southwest.
Michael Coren, of Canada’s SunTV, defended the new policy from accusations of it being mean-spirited from the usual open-borders suspects and diversity cultists.
OTTAWA — Little more than six months after the government first unveiled a list of so-called “safe” countries considered to be unlikely producers of refugees, the number of asylum claims has dropped dramatically.
In total, Canada received half as many asylum claims in the first half of this year as it did during the same period last year — 4,558 compared to 10,375.
Between January and June of this year, Canada’s Immigration and Refugee Board (IRB) received just 104 claims from Hungary — once the chief producer of asylum seekers, many of them Roma, and a particular concern for the federal government which has argued many of them are illegitimate and merely abusing the system.
During the same period last year, Canada received 13 times as many claims from Hungary — 1,389 of them to be exact.
Meanwhile, 68 claims from Mexico — another mega producer of refugee claimants — were referred to the IRB during the first six months of this year. During the same period last year, Canada received 224. Continue reading this article
The Little Prince from Cuba has returned, tippy-toeing back into the immigration debate after major rebuffs from concerned citizens who don’t like Washington giving their country away to lawbreaking invasive foreigners. Schumer’s poodle is now trying to convince the public that enacting amnesty the legislative way is a swell strategy to thwart the overreach of the imperial president.
America’s job-creating engine has been largely shut down by the President’s anti-business regulations and Obamacare, yet the government plans to import tens of millions of excess workers in the near term for non-existent jobs. How is this a workable plan?
Sen. Marco Rubio is warning that President Obama may allow many undocumented immigrants to stay in the U.S. by executive action if Congress fails to pass an immigration reform bill.
Rubio (R-Fla.) has remained relatively quiet since he helped pass a major immigration bill through the Senate in June. The legislation would legalize undocumented immigrants in exchange for border security and enforcement provisions.
But now he’s reemerging with a new message for conservatives who have criticized his efforts and don’t want to see immigration reform pass: Congress can pass a bill with both border security and legalization, or they can sit on their hands and Obama could offer legal status to undocumented immigrants by himself.
“I believe that this president will be tempted, if nothing happens in Congress, he will be tempted to issue an executive order as he did for the DREAM Act kids a year ago, where he basically legalizes 11 million people by the sign of a pen,” Rubio said in an interview Tuesday on WFLA Radio’s “The Morning Show with Preston Scott.” Just over a year ago, President Obama enacted his Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, which provides temporary relief from deportation for certain young undocumented immigrants who were brought to the U.S. as children. Over 400,000 individuals have benefitted from the program, according to government data. Continue reading this article
The loud leftist press continues to hammer Rep. Steve King about his statement that many more drug smugglers than valedictorians would be amnestied under the DREAM aspect of the big freebie legislation. Once lib scribblers agree upon an easily defined target to vilify, they are sharks smelling blood.
King stated that “for everyone who’s a valedictorian, there’s another 100 out there that weigh 130 pounds and they’ve got calves the size of cantaloupes because they’re hauling 75 pounds of marijuana across the desert.”
If King had used a sports metaphor, he might have been better off. If he had said “calves the size of soccer balls” it would have avoided images of hispanic agricultural pickers, which the amnesty hustlers hate with a passion. Raza types want to promote the false idea of hispanic scholastic achievers being the norm rather than the exception. The same message is attempted by DREAMer kiddies wearing graduation outfits whenever they are mooching amnesty or begging for a free college education.
In what became a heated argument, Rep. Steve King on Sunday once again defended his controversial remarks about drug smugglers among immigrants who could be legalized under the DREAM Act, setting off a tense exchange with Republican strategist Ana Navarro.
Appearing on NBC’s “Meet the Press,” the Iowa Republican was asked to a respond to a his remarks that “for everyone who’s a valedictorian, there’s another 100 out there that weigh 130 pounds and they’ve got calves the size of cantaloupes because they’re hauling 75 pounds of marijuana across the desert.”
King said his statements were accurate and have been misconstrued.
“My numbers have not been debunked. I said valedictorians compared to people who would be legalized under the act that are drug smugglers coming across the border. My characterization was exclusively to drug smugglers,” King said.
Host David Gregory said the remark had been debunked in that it was impossible to know how many valedictorians or drug smugglers would be involved in the DREAM Act.
“Then, what’s their number? How many valedictorians do they suggest? And I’ll tell you, I’ve seen the drug smugglers,” King said. “For this to be characterized by Dick Durbin as valedictorians, I’m telling the American people that I recognize that. … But this proposes to legalize a lot of people that will include the people who are drug smugglers up to the age of 35.” Continue reading this article
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