Behold the slow-motion amnesty, in violation of the Constitution that requires Congress make the laws, not the President or the Supreme Court. No wonder the illegals keep coming, despite the jobless recovery. The welfare office is still open.
The new word is “integration” — the Obama administration means to integrate the millions of illegal aliens rather than deport them. Which naturally sends the message to the world for millions more to come.
So this story comes out right before the big Fourth of July weekend, admitting what’s been going on all along and laying out the audacious Constitutional shredding of the imperious president with its full implications.
Specifically, illegal immigration will be reclassified from a variety of lawbreaking to a gradual try-out, like high school sports, to become an eventual American citizen who will of course be a grateful big-government Democrat helping to create a permanent liberal majority. That is the plan, at least.
The idea is that if a job-stealing foreigner can reside in the US for a decade or so without killing anyone, then they deserve the whole enchilada. Which is off base on a couple of reasons because first the illegal aliens don’t come to vote, they come for the yankee dollar. Any arrangement that dispenses an official government work permit is the true amnesty and is the holy grail of the foreign moochers.
The Obama administration has begun a profound shift in its enforcement of the nation’s immigration laws, aiming to hasten the integration of long-term illegal immigrants into society rather than targeting them for deportation, according to documents and federal officials.
In recent months, the Department of Homeland Security has taken steps to ensure that the majority of America’s 11.3 million undocumented immigrants can stay in this country, with agents narrowing enforcement efforts to three groups of illegal migrants: convicted criminals, terrorism threats or those who recently crossed the border.
While public attention has been focused on the court fight over President Obama’s highly publicized executive action on immigration, DHS has with little fanfare been training thousands of immigration agents nationwide to carry out new policies on everyday enforcement.
The legal battle centers on the constitutionality of a program that would officially shield up to 5 million eligible illegal immigrants from deportation, mainly parents of children who are U.S. citizens and legal permanent residents. A federal judge put the program, known by the acronym DAPA, on hold in February after 26 states sued.
But the shift in DHS’s enforcement priorities, which are separate from the DAPA program and have not been challenged in court, could prove even more far-reaching.
The new policies direct agents to focus on the three priority groups and leave virtually everyone else alone. Demographic data shows that the typical undocumented immigrant has lived in the United States for a decade or more and has established strong community ties. Continue reading this article
But even horrors like the Bologna killing have not slapped San Francisco into sensible policies to protect public safety. Reports in recent hours reveal that Francisco Sanchez (pictured) had been deported to Mexico five times, and “should have been deported.”
The 45-year-old man accused of gunning down a 32-year-old Pleasanton woman while she was out strolling San Francisco’s pier with her father was in a Bay Area jail four months ago and should have been turned over to federal immigration officials upon his release, instead of being sent free, according to the Department of Homeland Security.
Virginia Kice, spokeswoman for the Department’s Immigration and Customs Enforcement, told NBC Bay Area on Friday that Francisco Sanchez, who is either 45 or 46 years old, had a “detainer” on his status in jail.
He was an “enforcement priority,” Kice said, and should have been sent to ICE. Federal records show that Sanchez had been previously departed five times to Mexico, most recently in 2009, and has a criminal history involving seven felony convictions. Four of those seven were drug charges, records show. Records indicate his convictions took place in such places as Texas, Oregon and Arizona.
Instead, Kice added, her department was “never notified,” and Sanchez was released from San Francisco County Jail. Sanchez, who a source said has about a dozen aliases and a handful of different birth dates, was released after spending time serving an outstanding drug warrant. When he was released from San Francisco jail was not disclosed, ICE does not have a record of that. Continue reading this article
Below, robots construct Volkswagens in a German factory.
This tragic accident violates the narrative that the business community has been peddling, that the robots are non-threatening and “help” humans in a machine-integrated workplace. A recent article laid out that viewpoint, including the topic of “collaborative robots” or “co-bots” which is a big argument from the automation enthusiasts for the transformation of the workplace from humans to machine run:
Meet Sawyer. It is the newest robot on the block designed to speed up automation in factories by taking on tasks that once relied on humans’ manual dexterity and good eyesight.
The machine is one of two new “collaborative” robots, or co-bots, launched this week that are part of a new generation of affordable lightweight robots that are unlocking new markets and applications beyond automotive and semiconductor manufacturing, where robots have been a mainstay for decades.
Robot companies have been rushing to develop co-bots, which can work side-by-side with employees rather than behind a safety cage, as they look to capitalise on a growing trend by manufacturers to turn to technology to compete amid rising wage costs and labour shortages. [. . .]
Sawyer, the robot mentioned above, was designed with animated eyes that look at the task being performed to put the nearby humans at ease.
Initial reports describe the killer robot as being inside a safety cage, so it wasn’t a co-bot with cutesy eyeballs. Even so, the narrative of safe robots has been severely damaged.
It will be interesting to see how the professional robotizers handle this terrible death. The co-bots meme will have to be dialed back or redefined somehow. The accident is already being said to be due to “human error.”
Talk about a first-world problem. Anti-vaxxers have made a lot of noise about their right to stop their kids from being vaccinated, but public health concerns outweighed their complaints in the big liberal state. Opposition to vaccinations has been centered in wealthy communities like Marin County and Hollywood. Marin has the highest rate of opt-outs in California: 7.8 percent in 2013, compared to a state average of 2.5 percent. Robert F. Kennedy warned of a vaccine-caused “holocaust” — a remark for which he later apologized, but it shows the hysteria of some.
One of the little-discussed hazards of open borders is the threat to public health from disease-carrying foreigners. In fact, legal immigrants must have a long list of inoculations against communicable diseases, as enumerated by the CDC:
SACRAMENTO — Ending months of speculation on whether he would endorse the incendiary legislation, Gov. Jerry Brown this morning signed into law Senate Bill 277, which requires almost all California schoolchildren to be fully vaccinated in order to attend public or private school, regardless of their parents’ personal or religious beliefs.
California now joins only two other states — Mississippi and West Virginia — that permit only medical exemptions as legitimate reasons to sidestep vaccinations.
“The science is clear that vaccines dramatically protect children against a number of infectious and dangerous diseases,” Brown wrote in his signing message. “While it’s true that no medical intervention is without risk, the evidence shows that immunization powerfully benefits and protects the community.”
Sens. Richard Pan, D-Sacramento and Ben Allen, D-Santa Monica, co-authors of the legislation, soon after addressed reporters at a news conference held at a Sacramento elementary school where most of the students are fully vaccinated.
“The science is clear. Californians have spoken. The governor and Legislature have spoken,” said Pan, who was surrounded by a crowd of several dozen beaming mothers and young children wearing “I heart immunity” stickers.
“No more preventable contagions. No more outbreaks. No more hospitalizations. No more deaths. And no more fear,” said Pan, who is a pediatrician. “(The bill) is now law.”
Asked if he thought California’s action would spark similar changes in other states, Pan said Brown’s swift action on the bill will send a “strong signal” across the country. Neither California nor any other state “wants to continue to see (outbreaks) happen in their neighborhoods,” Pan said. Continue reading this article
People who are wired in about hostile Muslims residing in America have been making the rounds for televised interviews, warning Americans to watch for murderous jihadists crashing the Independence Day party. Apparently there’s a lot of bad chatter going on among allah’s gangsters here and around the world.
Below is a photo of some of those arrested persons that was shown during the King interview. I was able to identify three of four of the diverse young men; left to right: Alaa Saadeh, Fareed Mumuni, Samuel Rahamin Topaz.
Chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee, Mike McCaul, remarked during a Tuesday interview, “I think we’re in one of the highest threat environments that I’ve seen in quite some time. The volume is very high. The recent arrests we had, particularly here in New York where we sit, just yesterday — it seems like every week we roll up some ISIS follower here in the United States.”
In fact, Islam is America’s oldest enemy as defined by the nation’s first foreign conflict, namely the Barbary Wars against Muslim pirates who captured and enslaved 1.5 million Europeans and Americans over two centuries. President Thomas Jefferson sent the navy to clean out the Muslims’ bases in North Africa to make the seas safe for Christians to travel.
Former CIA director alarmed as more Americans align with Islamic State
U.S. intelligence officials and lawmakers are worried that chatter about a terrorist attack on U.S. soil this Fourth of July may be more than just talk.
The FBI has arrested at least 10 U.S. citizens in three weeks who were plotting various attacks on the homeland on behalf of the Islamic State group, and the Department of Homeland Security issued a joint bulletin with the FBI last week putting local law enforcement agencies across the country on heightened alert.
“I wouldn’t be surprised if we’re sitting here a week from today talking about an attack over the weekend in the United States,” former CIA Deputy Director Michael J. Morell said Monday on “CBS This Morning.” “That’s how serious this is.”
Mr. Morell said he was more concerned than usual about the alert partly because of the growing number of people in the U.S. who align themselves spontaneously and via the Internet with the Islamic State group, also known by the acronyms ISIS and ISIL.
“I’m worried about this one,” he said.
Most U.S. recruits who have heeded the siren calls of the radical extremist organization planned to kill soldiers at military facilities and attempted to assail law enforcement officers. These calls often are proliferated through social media messages, an online magazine and other Internet-based propaganda.
Since the 9/11 terrorist attacks, 116 homegrown jihadi plots have been uncovered in the U.S. and more than half of them have been in the past three years, said Rep. Michael T. McCaul, Texas Republican and chairman of the House Committee on Homeland Security. Continue reading this article
Google’s tiny urban cars (pictured below) are already cruising the streets of Mountain View. And as Consumer Reports pointed out, some of the components of autonomous vehicles already exist on production cars, such as crash-avoidance systems. Think in terms of cruise control evolving in advanced technological ways — that’s how the changes seem to be moving.
Now the corporate robotizers have targeted highway truckers for obsolescence, even though they are a part of American culture, with films and music.
In 1978, Sam Peckinpah directed the film Convoy, starring Kris Kristopherson, during the craze of CB radios used by long-haul truckers.
The late Johnny Cash appreciated working people and sang a tribute to big-rig drivers in this clip:
But now the suits say they need robot trucks because the industry is “facing a major driver shortage” — but if that were true, wages would be going up to attract more workers. Nope, self-driving trucks are just cheaper, that’s all.
But when half of the jobs in America are done by smart machines in 20 years (as forecast by Oxford University researchers in 2013), who will buy the automation-produced goods and services? How is the brave new economy supposed to function when tens of millions of workers and their paychecks have been made obsolete?
Within a decade, 18-wheelers may be hauling freight across the U.S. highways without a driver touching the steering wheel or the brakes. And that prospect stands to significantly alter a $700 billion industry and affect millions of professional drivers nationwide.
Just as automakers and tech companies like Google race to develop driverless cars, corporations are ramping up efforts to take humans out of the cabs of semi-trucks.
Daimler test-drove an autonomous heavy-duty truck on I-15 in Las Vegas last month. Auburn Hills-based auto supplier Continental has developed cameras that can replace exterior mirrors on commercial vehicles, including semis, an early step toward developing a self-driving system.
And at an industry conference in September in Detroit, California-based Peloton Technology demonstrated its platooning technology, which lets a lead driver control the acceleration and braking of another truck that follows, saving gas and reducing the likelihood of accidents.
All could lead to fewer humans behind the wheel in an industry that’s facing a major driver shortage.
“I think we’re evolving in that direction,” said Walter Heinritzi, executive director of the Lansing-based Michigan Trucking Association, which represents trucking companies throughout the state.
“Like most industries, we’re relying on fewer and fewer employees. If you can make money without a driver, you’re miles ahead financially.”
The American Trucking Association says 3.4 million truckers moved almost 10 billion tons of freight in 2014. The industry employs more than 7 million, but the number of drivers has fallen in recent years. Continue reading this article
July 4 is coming up, and citizens have been advised to keep an eye peeled in case jihad enthusiasts decide to blow up some infidels for allah’s pleasure.
The suits who dispensed the warnings didn’t mention how this threat arrived in America, because the source –namely Muslim immigration — was entirely preventable. Instead we hear about vague “homegrown” terrorists who learn about bombs over the internet. I’ve never seen any analysis of how many of these homegrowns were truly unconnected with any live Muslims who provided influence in the jihad direction, but the desire of the press and government to avoid the Immigration cause is strong.
Rob O’Neill, the SEAL who delivered bin Laden to allah, appeared on Fox News Saturday to discuss the terror threat, and he did not fear to mention the obvious dangers from open borders and admitting likely enemies as refugees or immigrants.
ANNA KOOIMAN: Is this [terror attack] something that we need to be worried about ahead of Independence Day?
O’NEILL: Absolutely, but we should be worried about it every day, especially with our border in the south that’s not secure at all. We’ve got refugees coming in from Iraq pretty much every single day. You don’t know who else is coming over. These are just the people turning themselves in. They remember they are at war with us even though we sometimes forget. Yeah, they’re going to hit us here.
ISIS and similar Islam armies are on the march around the Middle East and beyond, so it’s not surprising they would want to hit America on a day of celebration.
Federal authorities have warned local law enforcement officials across the country about a heightened concern involving possible terror attacks targeting the July 4th holiday, a U.S. law enforcement official said.
While there was no specific or credible threat of attack, the official said the intelligence bulletin prepared by the Department of Homeland Security and the FBI alerted local colleagues to the ongoing threats posed by the Islamic State and other homegrown extremists. The official was not authorized to comment publicly.
The bulletins are frequently issued in advance of major U.S. holidays out of an abundance of caution and concern that operatives may exploit the timing to generate greater attention. Continue reading this article
We see lots of photos of robots on factory floors, where the machines weld and assemble 24/7 with no coffee breaks. But construction workers shouldn’t think that their jobs are safe because they are outdoors and not as repetitious as some. New robots and techniques are being developed that are revolutionizing the construction process. One new skill being invented for robots’ metallic claws is bricklaying.
Below, the Hadrian bricklaying robot on the right is named for the famous wall.
We can see a robot that looks like Sawyer working as a mason in the video following where it helps a human bricklayer in building barracks in Fort Lee Virginia. It doesn’t move very quickly, but then it doesn’t stop for lunch.
The robot bricklayer is just one example of the fundamental changes via automation that are occurring in the building sector of the jobs economy. In Amsterdam, a Dutch team is creating the world’s first 3-D printed house. The house is experimental, but the direction of building is clear — more machines and fewer humans, just like the rest of the economy.
One lesson to be gleaned is that America doesn’t need to import millions of low-skilled immigrants from the third world to construct our houses and buildings.
Construction once supplied a decent living for blue-collar citizens, before elites engineered mass immigration to drive down wages. In 2003, house framer William Ennis described how his career was ruined: “I started out making $800 to $1,200 a week here for a 40-hour week. It got to where I was having to work seven days a week, 12 hours a day, just to make $600 a week. And that’s just in the past three or four years.”
A 2013 report from the Center for Immigration Studies found that 66 percent of construction workers were America born, which means that 34 percent were foreigners. Certainly the percentage in California is higher, judging from the Spanish one hears on work sites.
The purpose-built robot bricklayer comes from Australia. And its inventor says bricklaying is a job Australians don’t want to do any more. Right.
Robots have slowly integrated themselves into our modern lives and now do a lot of helpful things. However, one thing robots haven’t been able to do is lay bricks, due to the kind of labor involved.
In fact, bricklaying hasn’t changed in thousands of years: it’s still something done completely by hand. It’s backbreaking work, though, and often results in worker injuries.
However, an Australian engineer has a solution: a robot bricklayer that autonomously lays bricks faster than any human ever could. In fact, this robot can build a house in just two days. Continue reading this article
It was an odd scene, even for the freak show that Washington has become: an illegal alien transgender Mexican attended a White House event and heckled President Obama.
Curiously, BHO didn’t like the person misbehaving in “his” house, and had the person ejected when exhortations failed.
OBAMA: “As a general rule, I am just fine with a few hecklers. But not when I am up in the house. My attitude is if you’re eating the hors d’oeuvres, you know what I’m saying? And drinking the booze? I know that’s right.”
And of course the White House isn’t “his” — it belongs to the American people. Obama is a temporary occupant who will leave in 18 months, not a moment too soon.
Jennicet Gutierrez (right), is the intrusive trans Mexican illegal alien who demanded that America’s hotel-like detention centers should be closed, presumably because they are not luxurious enough.
The incident was a small taste of karma against the president, a man who has used extreme diversity as a weapon. Obama has made the deal with illegal aliens that he will welcome and indulge them in return for political support. But he has trained them to demand ceaselessly and never be satisfied, so occasionally he faces the unpleasant result.
President Obama shut down a heckler who tried to interrupt him during a speech at the White House Wednesday evening – then had her removed from the room.
Obama was halfway through delivering an address about civil rights for lesbian, gay and transsexual Americans at a reception in the presidential mansion Wednesday night when he was interrupted by one of his guests.
Jennicet Gutiérrez, a transsexual Mexican woman and campaigner, started yelling at him to close deportation centers. She was escorted out of the White House by security.
According to the woman who invited Gutiérrez to the event as her plus-one, the heckle was pre-planned to raise awareness.
Gutiérrez shouted out that she was an undocumented immigrant and a trans woman and was ‘tired of the abuse’ she claims immigration officials are carrying out on minorities. Continue reading this article
Los Angeles’ paper of record noted on Wednesday that the city council voted for a “crackdown” on homeless encampments.
How bad is the homeless problem in the City of the Angels? One measure is that businesses were concerned about “unsightly tents that block public sidewalks.” Who knew? (More photos at Daily Mail.)
According to a May report, homelessness in the city and county increased 12 percent since 2013, largely because of unemployment, expensive housing and low wages. Those problems aren’t going away any time soon.
Unsolvable unemployment, not enough water for the state’s current residents, social breakdown in the largest city — so of course the solution for California Democrats is more immigration of whatever legality! Nothing is working, so let’s have more of it.
The Los Angeles City Council gave final approval Tuesday to an aggressive crackdown on street encampments, setting the stage for the first major homeless sweeps in the city in decades.
Mayor Eric Garcetti said he would sign the two ordinances, which authorize seizure and in some cases destruction of makeshift shelters and other property of homeless people. The mayor also said he supported proposed amendments that would drop a criminal penalty for violations and eliminate medication and personal documents from the list of belongings that can be confiscated.
Council President Herb Wesson said the council would take the amendments up soon, but he did not rule out enforcing the new ordinances before any changes go through.
“I don’t anticipate a lot of early enforcement,” Wesson said before the council meeting, which was briefly disrupted by a noisy demonstration by homeless advocates. “It is not uncommon for us to move forward then work on refining language.”
Garcetti did not say whether he supports immediate enforcement, but said through a spokesman that he backs an ordinance he believes needs fixing because existing law on homeless property is “legally untenable.”
The new laws, which will take effect as soon as they are signed and published by the city clerk, were approved in response to a four-year rise in the homeless population and an 85% increase in car camping and homeless street camps countywide. City Administrative Officer Miguel Santana, in a recent report, estimated that the city spends $100 million dealing with homelessness, more than half of it going to the police budget.
Business leaders praised the measures as a balanced approach to removing unsightly tents that block public sidewalks and alleys and pose health and safety concerns. Continue reading this article
Pam Davis Owens, the aunt of Detective Michael Davis Jr., appeared on Fox News Wednesday morning:
PAM DAVIS OWENS: He was an illegal alien and as you stated he was on a crime spree. He had been deported a couple of times and was back in the country again, and he started his crime spree in Sacramento where he killed Deputy Oliver, then tried to carjack. A private citizen shot him in the head, then he continued up Interstate 80 into Placer County where law enforcement was on the lookout for him.
My understanding is he stole a police car in the city of Auburn. When my nephew responded, he saw the police car and thought that he was responding with police before they realized that the suspect had taken the car and was shooting.
STEVE DUCEY: This is clearly somebody who should not have been in this country, should have been behind bars, and yet he was free, and you know what, Pam, how many times do we hear people on the political left say look you know this particular immigration system that we’ve got right now, it’s very fair to people, the people who are not deported are of no consequence, they are not going to hurt anybody.
OWENS: You hear it all the time and it’s so wrong.
DUCEY: Well tell us about this bill that is going through the legislature aimed at making sure what happened your family doesn’t happen other families
OWENS: First of all we want to thank Senator Jeff Sessions for pushing this bill because it is very important and my understanding of reading the bill is what he’s trying to do is is reinforce the laws that we do have and just get the laws — if we just obey the laws that we have got, just deport these people. Don’t let them in here. We don’t need more laws, we need to enforce what we have, and that’s what senator sessions is trying to do.
And the one thing I really liked is they are aimed on the sanctuary cities and the governor up California. I hold him personally responsible because he got right up on stage and told the illegals they were welcome in the state of California. And by welcoming the illegals, he’s bringing more in. We don’t need more. We need to stop the illegal immigration and protect our citizens and our law enforcement.
Following is Senator Session’s press release regarding the legislation:
WASHINGTON—U.S. Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL), Chairman of the Subcommittee on Immigration and the National Interest, announced today that he was introducing legislation in response to the planned and sustained dismantlement of immigration enforcement in America. The legislation would end the mass release of criminal aliens, return law and order to devastated communities, and ensure the consistent and uniform application of federal law. The proposal, which builds on legislation introduced by House Immigration and Border Security Subcommittee Chairman Trey Gowdy, is named after Detective Michael Davis and Deputy Danny Oliver, two local law enforcement officers who were murdered by an illegal alien with an extensive criminal history: Continue reading this article
It is a rare thing for a poll to ask the difficult questions of Islam people, so the recent effort from the Center for Security Policy is appreciated. The survey shows a supremacist group that has not come to join the American community, but to prevail over it. An observation of the late Lee Kuan Yew, the founder of modern Singapore, is appropriate: “I think we were progressing very nicely until the surge of Islam came. . . I would say today, we can integrate all religions and races except Islam.”
A majority of the Muslims polled thought they should be allowed to be governed by Islamic sharia law in this country. (So why didn’t they remain in Islamistan??)
A substantial minority believe attacks on Americans are justified because that’s what jihad requires.
The results of the survey show the extreme folly of Washington continuing to admit Muslim immigrants. Not all are active headchoppers, but America used to recognize that welcoming declared enemies is not something a prudent nation should do. For example, Democrat President Franklin Roosevelt didn’t admit Germans or Japanese during WWII. And Osama bin Laden declared war on the US in 1996, a war that continues to this day.
Admitting Muslim immigrants is welcoming enemies, statistically speaking, and highly unwise. We should stop.
Survey of Muslims Living in the United States June 2015
I. Overview: Troubling Results
From June 1-10, 2015, The Polling Company, Inc. conducted a nationwide online survey of 600 Muslims living in the United States on behalf of the Center for Security Policy (CSP). The results, many of which are troubling, are presented below.
Overall, the survey suggests that a substantial number of Muslims living in the U.S. see the country very differently than does the rest of the population. Nearly one in ten of those Muslims polled accurately agree that the beliefs of Al Qaeda and Islamic State (also known as ISIS or ISIL) are correct and consistent with Islamic law (shariah).
Between a quarter and a third think that violence is called for when their faith is insulted, and that it is legitimate to attack Americans here in the U.S. as part of the Global Jihad. By contrast, in an earlier poll of the broader U.S. population, CSP found that a 63% majority of those surveyed said that “the freedom to engage in expression that offends Muslims or anybody else is guaranteed by the U.S. Constitution and cannot be restricted.”
Although a majority of Muslims living in the U.S. is not disposed to violence, a majority does embrace shariah and wants the American legal system – and Americans themselves – to approve and accommodate it. More than half (51%) of US Muslims polled believe either that they should have the choice of American or shariah courts, or that they should have their own tribunals to apply shariah. Only 39% of those polled said that Muslims in the U.S. should be subject to American courts. And a majority of those surveyed (51%) agreed that “Muslims in America should have the choice of being governed according to shariah.” When that question was put to the broader U.S. population, overwhelming majorities held that sharia should not displace the U.S. Constitution (86% to 2%), and that Muslims should be subject to the same courts as other citizens rather than have their own courts and tribunals here in the U.S. (92% to 2%). Continue reading this article
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