An Anniversary Is Observed: America’s Unwise Recognition of Soviet Union in 1933

November 16 marked 80 years since the Roosevelt administration normalized relations with the USSR, and several national security experts met in Washington to reflect on what the decision meant then and whether anything has been learned in the interim.

What followed was the “massive infiltration of our government by communists and Soviet agents” particularly during WWII, according to expert of the period Stanton Evans (author of Stalin’s Secret Agents) to the extent that “there were literally hundreds … of Soviet agents in our government by the early 1940s.”

In addition, speakers Christopher Farrell of JudicialWatch and Stephen Coughlin of the Center for Security Policy drew the parallel of Soviet infiltration then and Muslim subversion in high places now.

The video is nearly two hours in length but is valuable for the hidden history it brings to light as well as insights into current policies.

The Legacy of FDR’s Normalization of Relations with the USSR

Washington, DC — Eighty years ago this Saturday, President Franklin D. Roosevelt agreed for the first time to recognize the Communist regime of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics. He did so on the basis of formal undertakings by then-Soviet Foreign Minister Maxim Litvinov that the Kremlin would not engage in subversive actions in America. Continue reading this article

Somali Taxi Driver Claims Hate Crime; Prosecutor Drops Case as Fake

When diverse Muslim cabbies aren’t busy endangering the public with road rage or refusing service to the blind persons because of guide dogs, they apparently cook up fake hate crimes against passengers.

In the current case from Fairfax County Virginia, the Hamas-linked Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR) organization seems to have been pushing the case along. It helps that the passenger was a bit toasted and looked wealthy, making him a fine lawsuit target.

Somali immigrant Mohammad Salim claimed that after an anti-Muslim rant, passenger Ed Dahlberg punched out the driver, breaking his jaw.

Only the hairline fracture turned out to be an old injury — oopsie. Plus the timing of the alleged assault didn’t work with the cell phone video cited as evidence.

Had the case been successful money-wise, CAIR probably would have gotten a cut for its help — which it still may: the unfriendly Muslim group has asked Eric Holder’s Justice Department to investigate the case.

Charges Dropped in Cab Driver Attack, NBC Washington, November 14, 2013

The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) announced Thursday that it would ask the Department of Justice to pursue charges against the Northern Virginia businessman accused of assaulting a Muslim cab driver after going on a profane rant attacking his religion.

All Fairfax County charges against Ed Dahlberg were dropped Thursday morning. Prosecutors said the story cab driver Mohammad Salim told authorities didn’t match the evidence presented in the case.

Salim said that after he picked up passenger Ed Dahlberg from a Fairfax County Country Club in April, Dahlberg became verbally abusive, criticized his Muslim faith and called him a terrorist. Salim recorded the confrontation on his cell phone.

Salim claimed right after he dropped Dahlberg off, the businessman returned and hit him, breaking his jaw.

The prosecution said there wasn’t enough time between the cell phone recording and a 911 call placed immediately after the recording for an assault to have occurred. Commonwealth’s Attorney Raymond Morrogh says they also found inconsistencies in Salim’s version of events.

“At first he claimed he was assaulted in the cab and had the whole assalt on film. He later changed that to say the defendant left the cab and came back and assaulted him a second time knocking him unconscious for several minutes. That’s inconsistent with the physcial evidence,” said Morrogh.

Dahlberg’s lawyers accuse Salim of making up the assault story to try to later make money through a civil lawsuit.

“The complainant, it appears, was trying to egg him on, putting a video camera in his face, pushing it at him and then he made up the story about the assault and punch in jaw,” said defense attorney John Kenneth Zwerling. “It was all disprovable. So this nightmare has ended for Mr. Dahlberg.” Continue reading this article

Liz Cheney Makes First Sunday Show Appearance for Senate Campaign

The former Vice President’s daughter is running for Senate against incumbent Republican Mike Enzi, and the main question is WHY, since Enzi is a reliable conservative on many fronts, including immigration enforcement.

Columnist Ann Coulter has criticized certain Republicans for self-centered opportunism in campaigns which has caused several disastrous losses in important races in recent years. Appearing on Fox’s Hannity show in October she remarked, “Why should we be having — and I love Liz Cheney — but why should we be having a rancorous primary against a good Republican senator other than for Liz Cheney’s ego?” Coulter has helpfully suggested that Cheney might better put her skills to work by moving to South Carolina and running against amnesty crusader Lindsey Graham.

Most of Sunday’s Fox interview concerned predictable topics of ObamaCare and general conservatism.

Fox showed a graphic illustrating Senator’s Enzi’s conservative cred:

Unsurprisingly, the network did not include NumbersUSA’s immigration enforcement grade for Enzi (lifetime A -), even though many viewers might have found that information to be important.

The immigration subject did not come up at all in Sunday’s interview, so enquiring minds must look elsewhere for Cheney’s stance.

Here’s a direct question from the Daily Caller, July 20, 2013:

Liz Cheney speaks out on her campaign for US Senate

Would you have voted for the Gang of 8’s immigration bill?

I wouldn’t have voted for it. I think that there were too many good amendments, for example, that were not accepted, such as those offered by Sen. Cruz, that would have provided much more insurance in terms of border security. I am not comfortable with leaving so much discretion in the hands of the secretary for Homeland Security – to decide whether to carry out those provisions of the bill. And I think the bill as it stands now doesn’t deal with the most important issue we’ve got to address first, which is to secure the border.

This answer shows a severe lack of knowledge. In an effort to bring up the name of popular Ted Cruz, Cheney showed her ignorance, because he behaved like a potted plant at the Senate markup hearing where amendments were heard. Cruz submitted only five amendments to S.744 and one of those was to increase H-1b tech visas by 500%.

Cruz’ legislative list compared poorly to Senators Jeff Sessions and Chuck Grassley, who entered 49 and 77 amendments respectively. (The Senate’s list of amendments for the bill is available online.)

In addition, see my June article about the Senate markup and beyond, WaPo Compares Senator Sessions To George Wallace—He Must Be Doing Something Right!.

Back to Cheney, if she thinks Ted Cruz’ markup behavior was admirable, she is badly informed to be kind. Plus she has shown no passion for immigration enforcement generally, which is often a bad sign of quiet squishiness.

Virginia: Illegal Alien Killer Garcia Is Sentenced for Murder of Vanessa Pham

It’s the same old story: a previously arrested but not deported illegal alien remained at large in America to murder an innocent person. The government refused to do its basic function of law enforcement because of ethnic politics, and a young woman died as a result.

Below, illegal alien Guatemalan Julio Miguel Blanco-Garcia (left) killed 19-year-old Vanessa Pham in 2010.

Pham, a student at Savannah College of Art and Design, was found stabbed to death in her car which had run off the road into a ditch. It took a couple years for the killer’s DNA to show up, which occurred when Garcia robbed a store of three bottles of Moet Chandon champagne.

At that point, the mystery of the murder was somewhat solved, as Garcia stated Pham picked him up in an act of kindness when he was carrying a baby and said he needed a ride to a hospital. He further claimed that he was crazy-high on PCP and freaked out when she took a wrong turned, stabbing her at that point. The prosecution believes instead that Garcia tried to rape her and she resisted.

Lat week a judge sentenced Garcia to 49 years imprisonment per the recommendation of the jury, though he could have gotten life.

Julio Blanco Garcia sentenced for murdering Vanessa Pham, WUSA9, November 15, 2013

FAIRFAX, Va. (WUSA9) — The man who murdered Falls Church college student Vanessa Pham was officially sentenced to 49 years behind bars today. Just before being sentenced, Julio Blanco Garcia apologized to his victim’s family.

“I would like to say to Ms. Pham’s family and friends, that I am deeply sorry for what I did. And that I hope, that I hope that my punishment will help them in their grieving process,” said Blanco Garcia.

He stood in a dark green jail shirt and pants as he spoke those words, never looking at the Pham family or friends seated behind him.

Judge Jane Roush said, “I have given a lot consideration to this case and considered e jury’s recommendation appropriate.”

In the August trial, the jury watched a cell phone video of 19 year old Vanessa Pham talking to her mother.

At sentencing today, Chief Deputy Commonwealth Attorney Casey Lingan read from the mother’s victim impact statement:

“Society has lost a beautiful, compassionate, ambitious young woman who would have lived a full life if it were not taken from her. My dreams of her finishing college, falling in love, getting married and giving me grandchildren has all been taken from me…. I have a tomestone where I go to visit Vanessa and all I can do is place fresh flowers and have a one-way conversation.”

During the trial, the jury watched Blanco Garcia’s video-taped police interview and confession of the killing.  In it, Blanco Garcia said he was hallucinating and high on PCP. With his baby in his arms, he flagged down Pham and convinced her to drive him to the hospital. He said when she took a wrong turn, he freaked out, and fearing for his baby’s life, he took out his knife and killed Pham. He stabbed her 13 times. Continue reading this article

Remittances to Latin America: America’s Loss in Billions of Dollars

A new report from Pew Hispanic provides a reminder of how much money is strip-mined from the United States by foreign workers and sent to their homelands. In 2013, U.S. remittances accounted for three-quarters of the total in 2012 — $41 billion out of $52.9 billion sent to Latin American nations, according to World Bank data. (The report is available online: Remittances to Latin America Recover -— but Not to Mexico.)

That’s $41 billion not being spent in American communities, keeping the economy going at home. The money doesn’t help dysfuntional third world countries either: the free money makes it easy for corrupt governments to avoid needed reforms to make their own economies function better. Bribery-fueled Mexico comes to mind, and scholar George Grayson wrote specifically on this topic for CIS in September: Remittances Abet Mexican Officials’ Irresponsible Behavior.

The LA Times likely wrote a friendly story because so many local residents are remittance senders.

Remittances to Latin America rebound — except in Mexico, Los Angeles Times, November 15, 2013

The amount of money U.S. immigrants send to their families in Latin America has more than doubled since 2000, and the cash flow home — except to Mexico — has recovered from a considerable drop during the Great Recession, a 13-year survey of remittance trends shows.

For years, remittances have far outpaced foreign aid in helping lift people out of poverty in Latin America, the study released Friday by Pew Research Center notes.

In 2011, remittances totaled $53.1 billion, more than eight times the amount of official aid, the report says.

More than half of those immigrating from Spanish-speaking countries — 54% — send part of their U.S. earnings home, and 17% of U.S.-born Latinos also maintain financial lifelines to relatives abroad, the Pew research shows. Continue reading this article

Catholic Bishop Visits Amnesty Pushers Occupying National Mall

The beautiful and historic National Mall in sight of the Capitol has been turned into a campground for lawbreaking foreigners who demand legalization. By the looks of their ginormous tents, they intend to stay a long while. Why is this permitted?!

But we shouldn’t be surprised. It wasn’t that long ago (October!) that the park allowed an elaborate amnesty stage show while fencing off the WWII Memorial from America’s aging heroes (see National Mall Welcomes Amnesty Demanders, but Not Veterans).

Hunger strikes have been a handy tactic for Marxican moochers, like the Chicago illegals who fasted last year for free-to-them organ transplants.

Below, an anti-sovereignty activist fasted to protest Minutemen border defenders in 2005.

Unsurprisingly, on Thursday Catholic Bishop John Wester of Salt Lake City (contact info) dropped by to lend his support. You wouldn’t expect him to condemn unlawful behavior, would you? The Catholic church elite believes the poor have a right to ignore law and borders when they want upgrade their lifestyles. “Any family in economic need has a right to immigrate, that’s our posture,” according to a Texas spokespriest. How convenient, since most illegal aliens are hispanic Catholics.

Bishop visits activists fasting for immigration reform, National Catholic Reporter, November 14, 2013

WASHINGTON The tents on the southeast corner of the National Mall were nearly empty this afternoon, with the activists inside receiving visitors quietly and with little fanfare.

Just two blocks west of the U.S. Capitol, those inside have pledged to a daily fast until Congress passes comprehensive immigration reform.

Organizers of the campaign, called ”Fast for Families: A Call for Immigration Reform and Citizenship,” have set up visits to those fasting by members of Congress, prominent organizers, and faith leaders.

Salt Lake City Bishop John Wester was among those making a visit Thursday. He stopped by for about half an hour in the afternoon, and spent about 20 minutes with the people fasting, who are not speaking publicly or taking interviews during their witness.

Speaking to NCR after making his visit, Wester said he was “taken and touched by their commitment to immigration reform.” Continue reading this article

ObamaCare Website's Amnesty Dog Whistle

The administration never misses an opportunity to send loving regards to its illegal alien base. A recent example was the use of a Columbian immigrant named Adriana on the front page of the failed ObamaCare website. The White House could have chosen an American citizen to be the welcoming image of its signature public policy effort, but it didn’t. In picking a foreigner (albeit a legal one), the administration may be sending a subtle message that O-care will eventually be available to diverse illegal aliens.

Below, the smiling face of immigrant Adriana invites the American public to join the ObamaCare system.

Much of the press played the story of Adriana as a victim of meanie online thugs, which is more play on the increasingly tiresome bullying meme, a favorite cause of the liberal media to show its social responsibility.

Mystery ‘Face’ Of Obamacare, A Colombian Immigrant, Says She’s Victim Of Cyberbullies, Fox Latino, November 13, 2013

The mystery woman who became the face of the most criticized website in America, designed for Obama’s health care law, says she is the victim of cyber bullying and the object of harsh public criticism over ‘Obamacare.’ [. . .]

People have speculated about Adriana’s immigration status since undocumented immigrants are not eligible for the health care program. Adriana said she is a permanent U.S. resident and has been married to a U.S. citizen for six-and-a-half years. Together, they live in Maryland with their 21-month-old son.

“I’m pure Colombian,” she said to ABC News.

Ann Coulter opined that Obama could have hired an American but instead exploited an immigrant (who was paid nothing for her image).

Britain: Former Home Secretary Warns Riots May Follow Roma Influx

David Blunkett has observed that the EU-mandated opening of Britain to the 29 million people of Bulgaria and Romania in a couple months may cause a violent reaction among the citizens.

Blunkett complained rather weakly about the backward behavior of Roma persons, and urged them to stop littering. He practically called Roma children feral, referring to them as “living in the edge of woods, not going to school.” Nevertheless he stressed that British people should accept still more unwanted immigrants, even though an October poll revealed that two-thirds of respondents said they wanted drastic action to reduce immigration.

Perhaps Blunkett had read the recent Daily Mail article in which the mayor of two dirt-poor Romanian villages opined that up to half of local residents would move to the UK when the border opens next year. “In January, the only thing left will be the goat,” he said.

Below, a Roma encampment in France.

Britain has already been battered by its increasingly hostile Muslim population. Earlier this month, the head of MI5 announced that authorities had thwarted 34 terror plots since the 7/7 London attacks of 2005 in which jihadist suicide bombers killed 52. The 2012 Olympics in Islamized London cost $2 billion for security.

Now the Roma are coming. They are known for thievery, begging behavior and general sloth. One measure of Roma offensiveness: Britain-residing Pakistanis are patrolling the streets to teach proper English behavior.

It has been estimated that 70,000 newbies will come annually when the doors to Romania and Bulgaria open, but that number may be overly conservative.

Britain’s cities could riot over Roma influx, warns David Blunkett, Daily Express, November 12, 2013

The former Home Secretary is concerned that racial tensions could lead to rioting like that seen in the North of England in 2001.

In an interview with BBC Radio, he urged Roma from Slovakia to “change their culture”, saying their children needed to be sent to school, they need to stop dumping their rubbish and avoid loitering in the street.

Without such changes, communities could ‘explode’, leading to riots on a similar scale to those in Bradford, Oldham and Burnley.

“If everything exploded, if things went wrong, the community would obviously be devastated,” he said.

“We saw this is Bradford, Burnley and Oldham all those years ago when I first became Home Secretary. If things implode it’s not outside here that cops it, it’s the community.”

The 2001 riots were sparked by clashes between Asian communities and far-Right groups such as the National Front and British National Party. Over 200 people were jailed as a result.

Mr Blunkett admitted that indigenous locals should be careful not to “stir up hate”, but said that they were entitled to “grumble” about the migrants appearing in their areas. Continue reading this article

Tahitians Protest Proposed Mosque

Nobody on earth in happy to hear that Muslims are moving into the neighborhood, because Allah-bots don’t get along with locals wherever they go.

When Mohammed’s followers immigrate, they behave more like a low-intensity invasion. They routinely demand assimilation in reverse, that the foundational tribe should embrace Islam, rather than the expected process of newbies accepting the language and values of the host culture. The more Muslims are present, the worse the cultural antagonism and demands for Islamic law. Sharia Zone signs start to appear in Muslim neighborhoods in non-Muslim nations, where drinking a beer might get an outsider severely beaten.

As the former leader of diverse Singapore Lee Kuan Yew declared, “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.”

Tahitians recently took to the streets to protest the opening of a mosque. They are comfortable with their culture, and don’t want any hostile foreigners invading the place and telling polynesians how to live, like not to eat pork. The crowd is refreshingly plain-spoken: “No to Islam, no to the imam. . . Hurray for the pig!”

Plus, the Tahitians are realistic about the source of most terrorism. One demonstrator said, “All hostage-taking situations, all terrorists’ crimes like that are committed 90% by Muslims.”

Thanks to Gates of Vienna for the transcript:

00:00 Good evening, welcome to the premiere in the news…
00:04 Tonight ‘sharia we cannot mess with’, a cry of the heart from
00:08 the anti-mosque protesters was heard loud and clear on the streets of Papeete this morning.
00:12 Many hundreds of Polynesians, ‘not racist but realist’,
00:16 according to their slogan. it’s a first in Polynesia.
00:20 The protest against the opening of a mosque has finally assembled
00:24 400 to 500 persons, despite the long weekend. Far from being
00:28 used to protest marches, the Polynesians brandished signs and decorations
00:32 against the Koran and Islam. (reporters’ names)
00:36 ???
00:40 We want to protect our children against the invasion of this
00:44 religion that comes to kill us. After all, that is what sharia is.
00:48 All hostage-taking situations, all terrorists’
00:52 crimes like that are committed 90% by
00:56 Muslims. It is sufficient to me as an example to be afraid
01:00 of them. A true culture shock: ‘not racist but realist’. Continue reading this article

North Carolina-Residing Pakistani Plots Syrian Jihad

Pro-diversity hacks assure Americans that Muslim immigrants who despise Western values are just poor little waifs looking for a better life among infidels.

Today’s refutation of that ridiculous idea is a Pakistani-born man who lived in Cary, North Carolina, one Basit Javed Sheikh. He was arrested on his way to the war zone in Syria to help his buds in al Qaeda. He could just as easily have blasted a nearby shopping mall.

While living in the Tar Heel state, Sheikh showed his gratitude to America by posting jihadist material on his Facebook page, including at least one showing deceased US soldiers according to a video news report.

That report also said a prison term could be following by three years supervised release. Say, what’s wrong with deporting him to his dear Pakistan where jihad is a popular activity? Naturalized citizens are deported, in particular if they become members of subversive groups, like al Qaeda.

Sheikh had a job at the local Post Office (where starting pay is $21/hour and the average worker makes $72K annually).

What, don’t Americans want to work in the Post Office any more? Must we import hostile jihadist Muslims to do decent-paying jobs these days?

The 2010 Census counted 363,699 Pakistanis living in US territory, although their embassy puts the number at over 700,000.

Why permit Muslim immigration at all? There is no benefit to Americans, only increased danger from terrorists.

Cary man charged with attempting to aid terrorist group, Raleigh News Observer, November 11, 2013

RALEIGH — A Cary man is facing a federal charge that he attempted to aid a foreign terrorist organization, according to a criminal complaint filed by the FBI in federal court last week.

Basit Javed Sheikh of Cary is suspected by the FBI of trying to provide support to the Nusra Front that is fighting in Syria’s civil war. His father, Javed Sheikh, said on Monday there “is no truth in that,” referring to the federal allegations.

But a federal grand jury in Raleigh believed there was enough evidence to indict Basit Sheikh to stand trial for the charges. He was being held by Wake County authorities on Monday, according to county records.

Law enforcement intercepted Basit Sheikh on Nov. 2 at Raleigh-Durham International Airport, an FBI affidavit states. He had told a confidential FBI source that he wanted to join the jihad, or holy struggle, in Syria, according to an agent’s affidavit. He said in August that he had secured a job “with a brigade in logistics, managing medical supplies,” the document states.

Sheikh, 29, is a listed resident of 300 Swansboro Drive in the Park Village subdivision. The home near Cary’s western border is owned by the suspect’s father, according to county records.

Basit Sheikh is originally from Pakistan and is a legal permanent resident of the United States, according to an FBI affidavit. He also has lived in the Republic of Seychelles, an island nation in the Indian Ocean, from 1992 to 2000, according to immigration files. Continue reading this article

Number of Foreign Students Attending US Colleges Reaches Record High

University elites must be happy with the new report from the Institute of International Education, which works closely with the State Department, showing that 819,644 international students came to study in American colleges during the 2012-13 school year.

The good news is the foreign students contribute $24 billion annually to the U.S. economy, which green-eyeshade folks see as a welcome addition to America’s incoming cash.

The bad news is the loss of nearly a million college slots for American citizen kids. Plus, those foreigners are gaining a foothold in this country for future jobs and work visas. Many international students become immigrants, using the education doorway.

Even scarier for the nation as a whole is the welcome mat put out for unfriendly diverse persons, particularly 237,000 students from Red China.

Over the years, the Chinese have increasingly been behaving like enemies. In 2005, PRC General Zhu Chenghu said his country would use nuclear weapons if the US defended Taiwan. In recent weeks the PRC bragged about how much of the American west coast it could easily nuke, as shown in the map following.

It seems highly unwise to educate likely future enemies in the technical knowledge they can use against us. Chinese spies routinely use our foolish openness in colleges and business to spy and steal military information. In 2008 it was reported that 3000 front companies existed in the US for the purpose of China ripping off industrial secrets.

Even so, the State Department still believes that educating hostile foreigners in US universities is a fine (and cheap) way to spread liberal American values around the world. Dealing with real threats from enemies is not in State’s job description.

Plus, the increase in Saudi students to 45,000 is concerning for the opportunities for jihad US education provides.

Huge influx of Chinese students drives numbers of international students at US colleges to record levels, Daily Mail, November 11, 2013

Hundreds of thousands of Chinese students are flocking to U.S. colleges and universities, helping to drive the number of international students studying in America to record levels.

Similarly, all-time high numbers of American students are studying abroad, although there are far fewer and they tend to do much shorter stints than students coming to the United States, 
according to a report by the Institute of International Education and the State Department’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs.

They say international education programs do more than advance cultural enrichment. They also are an economic boon to communities that host foreign students and to the students themselves, who improve their job competitiveness.

Foreign students contribute about $24 billion annually to the U.S. economy and about two-thirds of them primarily pay their own way or their families do.

All told, 819,644 students came to the United States to study abroad in the 2012-13 school year. The highest numbers were from China, India, South Korea, Saudi Arabia and Canada. That’s a record high, with a seven per cent increase from a year earlier and 40 per cent from more than a decade ago. Despite the increases, international students make up less than four per cent of all students.

There was some slowdown in the number of students coming to the United States in the years after the September 11 attacks, in part because of visa issues, but the number has since rebounded.

About 237,000 of the international students were from China, a 29 per cent increase. A burgeoning middle class combined with a view that America has quality colleges and universities were factors cited as driving the demand. About one-third studied business and management once they arrived, the report said.

‘Chinese students and their parents are looking for high quality education, get the importance of international education, and it’s making America the No. 1 destination because we actually have the capacity to absorb international students,’ said Allan Goodman, president and CEO of the institute.

The number of students from Saudi Arabia studying in the United States jumped 30 per cent, to 45,000. These students are largely funded by a Saudi government scholarship program nearly in its 10th year, the report said. Continue reading this article

Cardinal Dolan’s Letter to Speaker Boehner Pushes Amnesty for Lawbreakers

Over in Vaticanville, Catholic elites hope to undermine American sovereignty by promoting amnesty and open borders. One of the top Cardinals, Timothy Dolan of New York, recently blasted off a letter to the Speaker lecturing him on the morality of “immigration reform.”

After all, most illegal aliens are hispanic Catholics, so leadership desires their presence to keep pews filled, even when American parishioners may feel disenfranchised when their own churches are transformed into Spanish-speaking congregations.

In addition, the Catholic church often promotes bilingualism and separatism rather than assimilation to this country.

Below, in Los Angeles dancers mark the Virgin’s feast day at Our Lady Queen of Angels Church. “We celebrate as if it were in Mexico,” said Father Paschal Amagba, a priest of the church. “When the people come here, they feel at home.”

In fact, the American taxpayer is forced to support Catholic projects like refugee resettlement even though we are supposed to have separation of church and state. The 2010 report of the Catholic Charities stated that the organization received $2.9 billion from “government revenue” aka tax money.

Remember that opposition to national sovereignty is largely the ideology of Catholic elites, not church-goers. Most citizen parishioners want law and borders, as shown by a 2009 Zogby poll in which 64 percent of congregants preferred enforcement to amnesty.

It is rather arrogant of Cardinal Dolan to lecture House members about the “moral matter” of illegal alien amnesty when his institution is hardly a paragon of ethical behavior. The problem of pedophile priests was long swept under the rug as perverts were reassigned to various churches to keep them out of jail. In 2007, the Diocese of Los Angeles wrote a check for over $600 million to settle the sex abuse lawsuits against its priests, which was the largest payout but was only one of many settlements to victims. See Bishop-Accountability.org for details on financial resolutions.

A Google News search (covering one month) of Catholic Sex Abuse Priest on November 10 resulted in 6250 items, showing the scandal continues to this day.

Therefore the Cardinal has little standing in the morality department, particularly on the subject of rewarding foreign lawbreakers. If he were to be successful in legalizing illegal aliens, thereby giving them access to all US jobs, he would be harming citizens, not a very Christian thing to do.

Immigration Letter to House, US Conference of Catholic Bishops, November 7, 2013

Dear Mr. Speaker:

On behalf of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, I write to you on an issue of great importance and urgency to the nation-immigration reform. We respectfully request that the House of Representatives address the issue as soon as possible, ideally prior to the end of the calendar year. Reports that immigration reform is now delayed in the House are most troubling.

As pastors, we witness each day the human consequences of a broken immigration system. Families are separated through deportation, migrant workers are exploited in the workplace, and migrants die in the desert. In their attempts to respond to these human tragedies, our priests, religious, and social service providers in many cases are unable to help these persons without changes to the law.

To be sure, Church teaching supports the right of sovereign nations to protect their borders. In our view, immigration reform would protect that right and restore the rule of law while upholding the human rights and dignity of the person.

As a moral matter, however, our nation cannot continue to receive the benefits of the work and contributions of undocumented immigrants without extending to them the protection of the law. Studies have demonstrated that undocumented immigrants contribute substantially to our nation’s economy, working in industries such as service, construction, and agriculture. Keeping these human beings as a permanent underclass of workers who are unable to assert their rights or enjoy the fruits of their labor is a stain on the soul of the nation. Continue reading this article