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Saturday, April 30, 2011

Vermont's Single-Payer Health Care Bill Ignites Debate Over Covering Illegal Immigrants

This is a disaster in the making. There is no way health care should ever be considered a 'human right', period. Should this bill pass in Vermont, you can look for other libtarded states to try and force this upon legal citizens of those states. This is exactly what the Obama administration would like to see enacted in every state in the union, if not through obamacare then at the state level.

Here is what those who support such misguided legislation say: "When we say health care is a human right, we mean for everybody who lives and works in Vermont regardless of legal status," the Vermont Workers' Center said in a statement."We will not tolerate racial profiling and accept the unjust immigration and foreign policies of the federal government. We can do better than that."

Yes, we can do better than this socialist type of legislation. We must kick those that support such legislation as this out of office and ENFORCE the current immigration laws that we have on the books. Our children and their children will already be paying a steep price in excessive taxation, thanks to the first muslim potus whose father was an illegal immigrant himself.

NO ILLEGAL ALIEN or their children should ever qualify for any such benefits in our country. Any illegal alien should be deported and if they have a family, too bad. They need to deported as well. That way no one can accuse this country of breaking up illegal alien families. I do not give a damn if the children are born in the USA. They are illegal as their parents and they all need to be deported.

Vermont's Single-Payer Health Care Bill Ignites Debate Over Covering Illegal Immigrants

At least one roadblock stands in the way of Vermont's path toward becoming the first state to adopt a single-payer health care system: coverage for illegal immigrants.

The state Senate, which passed its version of the bill this week, added a last-minute provision that would bar illegal immigrants from being covered under a state-run insurance program the bill envisions setting up called Green Mountain Care.

The move outraged immigrant advocates. "When we say health care is a human right, we mean for everybody who lives and works in Vermont regardless of legal status," the Vermont Workers' Center said in a statement."We will not tolerate racial profiling and accept the unjust immigration and foreign policies of the federal government. We can do better than that."

The bill is currently in a conference committee in which differences between House and Senate versions are being worked out. The House passed its version last month.

The Vermont Workers' Center and other groups have been lobbying against the Senate amendment under the rhetorical battle cry "Vermont is not Arizona!" "We as Vermont are one community, and are proud to distinguish ourselves from states like Arizona that pass legislation excluding people based on their immigration status," one activist wrote in an e-mail to state Sen. Richard Sears, a Democrat and amendment sponsor.

Arizona last year passed a law requiring police to question people's immigration status while enforcing other laws if there is a reasonable suspicion they're in the country illegally. A court blocked the law from taking immediate effect after the U.S. Justice Department filed suit saying the federal government has sole jurisdiction over immigration law.

The lobbying effort in Vermont has angered senators who say they supported the amendment merely to clarify something they thought was in the bill already. They add that the special federal permissions -- or waivers -- Vermont needs to implement the health care law won't be forthcoming if the state does not follow the federal lead in excluding illegal immigrants.

"We wouldn't provide membership in Green Mountain Care to someone from Iowa who was here temporarily, so why would we do so for someone here illegally, who by definition is here temporarily?" asked Sen. Randy Brock, R-Franklin, one of the amendment's sponsors.

Another concern is how guaranteeing health insurance coverage to illegal immigrants might affect the program's budget. "We passed a bill to provide Vermonters with universal health care, not to have Vermonters provide the universe with health care," Brock said.

The issue has struck a chord with a broad swath of human rights supporters and has raised what has been a key immigration issue in the state in recent years: the estimated 1,500 to 2,500 immigrant farmworkers who provide crucial labor to the state's dairy farms but who often remain in hiding for fear of deportation.

The legislation calls for setting up a health care "exchange," or marketplace in keeping with the federal health care law passed last year. The Vermont bill also sets up a state board that would review and approve designs for a publicly financed health insurance program available to all Vermonters.

If passed, the single payer system would draw plenty of scrutiny after being the subject of intense debate during the battle over national health care.

Liberals pushed for a total government-run health care system that mirrored Canada's, which pays for all medical costs .Supporters say this system eliminates administrative waste because it forces doctors and hospitals to bill one entity for services instead of several private insurers that have different billing procedures.>

But President Obama and other Democratic leaders resisted those calls, saying a single-payer system was too radical. They did flirt with the possibility of a "public option," or a government-run insurance plan that would compete with private insurers. But in the end, even that didn't make the final cut.

The Vermont plan aims to controls rising health care costs and extend coverage to the nearly 500,000 uninsured Vermonters, even though half of them are eligible for state coverage. But the Physicians for National Health Program, a group of 18,000 doctors who support a single-payer program on the national level, says the Vermont legislation falls short. "The Vermont plan promises a public program open to all residents of the state in 2017, but even then it would allow a continuing role for private insurance," the group said in a statement earlier this month. "This would negate many of the administrative savings that could be attained by a true single-payer program, and opens the way for the continuation of multi-tiered care."

A survey this month showed a quarter of the state's doctors would leave Vermont if a single-payer system is adopted. The survey, conducted by state Rep. George Till, a Democrat who supports single-payer, showed 44 percent of doctors support it compared with 46 percent who are opposed.

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Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Border Patrol Agents Told to Stop Making Illegal Immigrant Arrests

Who would you believe? Sheriff Dever, obama or Napolitano? We have every reason to not believe the obama administration or the DHS. Neither one has any credibility left after the last two plus years of the liar and thief's planned destruction of America

BP Agents Told to Stop Making Illegal Immigrant Arrests

COCHISE COUNTY, AZ – An Arizona sheriff says U.S. Border Patrol officials have repeatedly told him they have been ordered to reduce — at times even stop — arrests of illegal immigrants caught trying to cross the U.S. border. Cochise County Sheriff Larry Dever stated that a supervisor with the U.S. Border Patrol told him as recently as this month that the federal agency’s office on Arizona’s southern border was under orders to keep apprehension numbers down during specific reporting time periods.

“The senior supervisor agent is telling me about how their mission is now to scare people back,” Dever said in an intervie. “He said, ‘I had to go back to my guys and tell them not to catch anybody, that their job is to chase people away. … They were not to catch anyone, arrest anyone. Their job was to set up posture, to intimidate people, to get them to go back.”


Dever said his recent conversation with the Border Patrol supervisor was the latest in a series of communications on the subject that he has had with various federal agents over the last two years. Dever said he plans to relay the substance of these conversations when he testifies under oath next month before the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs. “I will raise my hand to tell the truth and swear to God, and nothing is more serious or important than that,” he said. “I’m going to tell them that, here’s what I hear and see every day: I had conversation with agent A, B, C, D and this is what they told me.”

Dever’s charges were vigorously denied by a commander with the U.S. Customs and Border Protection.

“The claim that Border Patrol supervisors have been instructed to underreport or manipulate our statistics is unequivocally false,” Jeffery Self, commander of the U.S. Customs and Border Protection Joint Field Command in Arizona, said in a written statement.

“I took an oath that I take very seriously, and I find it insulting that anyone, especially a fellow law enforcement officer, would imply that we would put the protection of the American public and security of our nation’s borders in danger just for a numbers game," he said. "Our mission does not waiver based on political climate, and it never will. To suggest that we are ambiguous in enforcing our laws belittles the work of more than 6,000 CBP employees in Arizona who dedicate their lives to protect our borders every day.”

In recent days, Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano has said the U.S.-Mexican border is more secure than ever, and Homeland Security officials have used recent statistics to support those claims.

“There is a perception that the border is worse now than it ever has been,” Napolitano said at the El Paso border crossing last week. “That is wrong. The border is better now than it ever has been.”

Dever doesn’t agree. “Janet Napolitano says the border is more secure than it’s ever been. I’ve been here for 60 years, and I’m telling you that’s not true,” he said.

The sheriff of Santa Cruz County, which borders Dever’s Cochise County to the west, said, “This is news to me,” when asked about reports that border agents were being told to turn illegal immigrants back to Mexico rather than arrest them.

“It comes as a complete surprise that that would be something that’s going around,” Santa Cruz County Sheriff Tony Estrada said. “I meet with Dever all the time and I have great respect for him, so I expect he’d come forward and say what he knows and give the source. “Not knowing who the source is, how reliable that source is, I really don’t have much of a position,” Estrada said. “I’ve been around a real long time and haven’t heard anything like this. By the same token, you learn new things every day.”

Both sheriffs are elected officials. Dever is a Republican, Estrada, a Democrat.

Others have questioned the methodology and conclusions of the Homeland Security numbers showing the border is more secure. Mark Hanna, CEO of Real Life Enterprises, a Phoenix-based technology integration and security company, has testified before the Arizona Senate about what he called Homeland Security’s flawed methodology used to compile border security statistics. Hanna maintains the numbers are dangerously misleading.

Hanna, who is currently working on a private/public partnership pilot program along the Arizona border, said he attended a February conference at which Michael Fisher, chief of the United States Border Patrol, and Mark S. Borkowski, assistant commissioner for technology and innovation acquisition, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, showed off charts indicating arrests were decreasing and argued the border was more secure. The charts also showed an increase in marijuana seizures along the border and an increase in Border Patrol agents.

But those charts left out crucial data, Hanna said. “Since we don’t know how many illegal crossings are occurring, then a decrease in apprehensions might mean that there are fewer illegal crossings, and the border is more secure. But it could also just as easily mean that more illegal border crossings are occurring, and we’re just not catching as many. In order to know how secure the border is, you need to know how many are crossing and the threat level of those who are crossing illegally," he said.

“It is a very dangerous condition for the secretary of Homeland Security to be using incomplete data to form such a conclusion, and then repeatedly announce these conclusions as fact,” he said.

The Department of Homeland Security did not return repeated requests for comment on Hanna’s specific challenges to the agency’s methodology. Whatever the methodology, Dever said the numbers don’t accurately describe what’s happening on the ground.

“We do not know who’s crossing that border, but that anyone who wants to can. That’s the message our nation needs to hear, that anyone who wants to can, and is. And our own Department of Homeland Security does not have clear definition of what securing the border even means," Dever said.

“People are disgusted, the smiles are gone off their face, their general sense of welfare been taken away from them and until that’s returned you can throw all the numbers on the board. … I’ll tell Napolitano, in spite of all of your declarations and efforts to the contrary, things are not safe. No, they are not secure.

“You can use your numbers to say it’s more secure, but it does not define a sense of safety or well-being. You can say it’s more secure, but it’s more dangerous than ever.”

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Update: Found Guilty -- Illegal Alien Guns Down Ozark Native

ARRA News Service - This post has been rolled forward several times awaiting final justice to occur.
Jesus Sesena-Murrieta
April 27, 2011 Update: Finally, illegal alien Jesus Sesena-Murrieta has been found guilty of murdering 22-year-old Alonzo Foster Jr. Unfortunately, the taxpayers will be paying to incarcerate Sesena-Murrieta for potentially life. The taxpayers have already paid to house and care for him since he was arrested in July, 2008. Unfortuantely, the highest cost was to Alonzo Foster Jr. and his family and friends. This situation was "100% Preventable" and would not have occurred if the Federal Government had done its job of stopping illegal aliens from entering our country. This tragedy occurred in the quiet Ozarks where people know their neighbors. It occurred because of the failure of the Federal Government to protect our borders and because of the actions of Jesus Sesena-Murrieta who should not have been in the Ozarks or the United States.

The following local newspaper reports the final verdict: by Josh Dooley, Baxter Bulletin: Jesus Sesena-Murrieta, 29, faces life in prison after being found guilty of second-degree murder and armed criminal action in the death of 22-year-old Alonzo Foster Jr., after a bench trial before Circuit Court Judge John Moody that ended late Tuesday afternoon.

In Missouri, second-degree murder carries a 10- to 30-year to life sentence while armed criminal action carries a three-year to life sentence, according to one of Murrieta's Springfield, Mo. based defense attorneys, Adam Woody. Read this entire story in the Wednesday, April 27, 2011 print edition of The Baxter Bulletin.

June 30, 2010 Update: by Ed Burton, Ozark Area Network: A date for a murder trial has been set for a man accused of shooting and killing a former Norfork resident. 30-year-old Jesus Sesena-Murrieta is scheduled for 9AM April 25, [2011] in Laclede County, according to an online court docket entry filed Friday. Sesena-Murrieta is charged with second-degree murder and armed criminal action in the death of 22-year-old Alonzo Foster Jr., who was shot and killed on July 20, 2008. Sesena-Murrieta was charged in Ozark County and the case was transferred to Laclede County on a change of venue motion. Witnesses who testified at a September 2008 preliminary hearing in Ozark County said Alicia Sanders, who is the property owner and Sesena-Murrieta’s mother-in-law, told them they were trespassing and asked them to leave. A witness said after they agreed to leave, Sesena-Murrieta pulled out a gun and shot Foster four times. Authorities say Sesena-Murrieta was not living in the country legally, but was working on paperwork to become a legal resident at the time of the crime.

Update Jan 14, 2010: Ky3 TV News: Family wants Ozark County woman charged for helping illegal immigrant/murder suspect.
GAINESVILLE, Mo. -- A year-and-a-half-old murder case in Ozark County took a turn on the courthouse lawn on Thursday. "We just want justice," many signs read. Family and friends of Alonzo Foster Jr. were out in force, picketing. "Our lives are shattered," said Alonzo Foster Sr.

In July 2008, the 22-year-old man whom they called Zo was fatally shot at a picnic on Lick Creek. An illegal immigrant from Mexico, Jesus Sesena-Murrieta, was charged with second-degree murder.

"The woman that was harboring him, she's been held responsible for nothing," said the victim's sister, Jacky Holt-Foster. "We have no peace, no closure." That woman's role in harboring Sesena-Murrieta was the focus of the picket. "If she had not allowed him to stay with her, keeping him on her property, he would not have been there to shoot my son," said Foster. "(Sesena-Murrieta) may have pulled the trigger," Holt-Foster said, "but she gave him the things he needed to do it." When it comes to this woman, it's KY3's policy in this story and all stories to not name parties unless charges have been filed. All the Fosters and their family and friends want is justice for Zo but the sheriff says his hands are tied.

"If there was a law where I could do it, I'd do it," Ozark County Sheriff Raymond Pace said, "I'd have no problem putting them away." The sheriff says this is a federal ordeal. The U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's Springfield office says it is aware of the case.

"(At this time) we're not going to do anything to muddy the water, or jeopardize the state's criminal case," said ICE's Mike Spinella. Spinella went on to say the statute of limitations for a case like this is usually five-years.

"It just seems like your country's letting you down," Foster said. "She's doing whatever she wants, having fun; my son can't do that." "People think in time it fades away. It doesn't," said the victim's sister, Christina Foster.

A trial date has yet to be set for Sesena-Murrieta. Witnesses say Sesena-Murrieta claimed Foster was trespassing with family and friends while picnicking along Lick Creek.

The ICE office and Foster family directed KY3 to Sec. 8 u.s.c. 1324 in regards to any person harboring a known, illegal immigrant. The Fosters also want agents to look at Sec. 18 u.s.c. 922 paragraph d-5 when it comes to Sesena-Murrieta having and using a firearm.
Sept 9, 2009 Update:   It has been over a year and Jesus Sesena-Murrieta is still being held on a charge of murder in Ozark County, MO. No record of a trial date in Laclede County, MO was located or identified by sources. Based on conversations with various sources, the case [Case# 08LA-CR01437-01] was officially transferred to Laclede County. Various pre-trial legal correspondence have occurred. But no records were identified. The defendant remains housed in Ozark County Jail because it is cheaper to house him in Ozark County than in Laclede County.

Update October 7, 2008: News-Leader: The case of a Gainesville man accused of killing another man in a trespassing dispute will be tried outside of Ozark County, a judge ruled Monday. Though Jesus Sesena-Murrieta allegedly killed Alonzo Foster Jr. in the county, the case has been transferred to a Laclede County court.

Update August 17, 2008: The Democrat-Gazette - Jesus Sesena-Murrieta, 27, will be bound over for trial in Ozark County Circuit Court on felony charges of second-degree murder and armed criminal action, Associate Division Circuit Judge John Jacobs ruled at the close of a nearly three hour hearing. Jacobs rejected a defense motion for bail for Sesena-Murrieta, who has been held in the Ozark County jail since the July 20 shooting death of Alonzo M. Foster Jr., 22, of Ash Flat. . . . Sesena-Murrieta is originally from Mexico. Riley testified that an officer with U. S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement said Sesena-Murrieta did not have the required documentation proving he was in the United States legally and would be subject to deportation if he is released from jail.

Date of following Post: July 27, 2008: [Story is being rolled forward as updated news is made available]
Bill Smith, ARRA Editor: The peace and quite of the Ozarks was broken Sunday when a young Ozark native was gunned down by an illegal alien. A North Central Arkansas Ozark paper, The Baxter Bulletin broke the story today in an article by JoAnne Bratton. The online version identified:
Jesus Sesena-Murrieta, 26, is charged with killing Alonzo Foster Jr., 22, . . . at a creek in Ozark County, Mo. . . . Foster was with about 10 people swimming in Lick Creek near the Mammoth, Mo. area, Sunday afternoon and was getting ready to build a fire to cook hot dogs, family members said. About 4 p.m., the landowner, Alicia Sanders, went down to get them off her property, . . . Her son-in-law, Sesena-Murrieta, was present.

Pace reported an argument began, which led to shoving, and Sesena-Murrieta pulled out a .38-caliber snub-nosed pistol and shot Foster four times, . . . Foster's parents, Alonzo and Sandy Foster, said they heard no fighting and were getting ready to leave when their son was shot.
A much longer printed version identified that:
. . .they had and picnicked at the creek thousands of times and didn't see any no-trespassing signs . . . Authorities said . . . Sesena-Murrieta fled ... after the shooting. His wife convinced him to return and he turned himself in . . . Sesena-Murrieta is from Mexico and is in the United States illegally, . . . [He} was charged with second degree murder and armed criminal action.
Family members of the victim are worried that a bond-reduction hearing could be held and that Sesena-Murrieta will be released and flee back to Mexico. Mexico does not extradite criminals for capital cases unless the death penalty is waived. There has been no mention of ICE being involved or of federal detention charges being filed. As MJ at Blogs For Borders would say, this is a crime was "100% Preventable." If an illegal alien had not been in the heart of the United States, this crime would not have happened, and Alonzo Foster would still be swimming and enjoying more Ozark outings with his friends and family. Others must have know that Sesena-Murrieta was in the U.S illegally. How did he get here and from whom or how did he obtain the handgun which has yet to be recovered? In closing, Our prayers are with Alonzo Foster's family and friends.

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Thursday, April 21, 2011

La Raza (The Race) Fox in the Redistricting Hen House

ALIPAC President on WBT Talk Radio, Charlotte, NC: Show: Amnesty pusher Luis Gutierrez is in Charlotte, NC advocating that illegal aliens should be able to commit crimes and go to jail without being deported. His supporters now call him the 'Latino Moses'

Perhaps he could lead his illegal alien people out of America?

Meanwhile, the La Raza Redistricting scandal continues to escalate as more North Carolinians learn that NC Senator Bob Rucho has hired La Raza and El Pueblo supporter Matty Lazo-Chadderton to assist the redistricting committee.

While Rucho claims Matty is needed to please the US Justice Department under Obama, such claims ignore the fact that Senator Rucho could have easily hired someone that is not a La Raza member, not a Democratic Party precinct chair, and not a former top brass officer under the Democratic rulers that just fell from power for the first time in 130 years!

Senator Tom Apodoca, the NC Senate Rules Chair, is sitting on top of immigration enforcement bills coming over from the house and from inside the Senate.

This is where bills are commonly sent to die. Could the fact that Senator Apodoca is a member of the National Hispanic Caucus of State Legislators (NHCSL) which supports Amnesty over enforcement for illegal aliens have anything to do with that?

North Carolinians had hoped real change had finally swept Raleigh, but now we find that Senate President Phil Berger has given free reign to Amnesty supporters to control two of the most important committees in NC.

Please listen to and share this audio of ALIPAC's President, William Gheen, alerting Charlotte audiences to the problems in Raleigh.



Tags: radio show, WBT Radio, Talk Radio, Charlotte, NC, North Carolina, amnesty, illegal aliens, William Gheen, ALIPAC, Luis Gutierrez, Bob Rucho, Tom Apodoca, Phil Berger, Tara Servatius, Matty Lazo-Chadderton, La Raza, El Pueblo, Redistricting, Democrats, state laws To share the post, click on "Post Link." Please mention / link to Blogs for Borders. Thanks!

Border Governors Not Invited to White House Meeting on Immigration Reform

by Nancy Kennon, Family Security Matters: This is who was invited - do they have a greater interest than the "Border States?"
• Al Sharpton
• Richard Trumka, AFL-CIO union leader
• Bloomberg, Mayor NYC
• CEO of Facebook
• Bill Brown, former police chief of New York
• Michael Chertoff, former secretary of Homeland Security.
• Arnold Schwarzenegger, the former governor
• Mel Martinez, former United States senator.
• Greg Page chairman and CEO of Cargill. (Cargill was raided in 2007 by immigration and ice for violations having to do with immigration)



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Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Guess What's NOT Happening to Illegal Aliens

H/T Post on ARRA News Service
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Dr. Bobbie Eberle
By Bobby Eberle, The Loft, GOPUSA: We all know that the Obama administration would love to simply grant amnesty to the millions of illegal aliens who are in our country. After all, think of all those potential votes, right? But now the situation has gone too far. It's one thing for Barack Obama and his team to not take border security seriously. It's quite another to blatantly ignore the law. And that's exact what's happening as Border Patrol agents are being told to NOT arrest illegal aliens.

First, let's touch on the politics. It appears that since Obama can't handle the budget, the economy, foreign policy, or just about anything else, he has picked now to make his push for "immigration" reform. He's also feeling the pressure to do so by members of his own party.


On Tuesday, Obama held a meeting with a number of administration officials and a select group of "stakeholders" on the immigration issue. According to the background information provided about the meeting, Obama "remains deeply committed to fixing the broken immigration system."
Here's more:
The United States has been enriched by a steady stream of hardworking and talented people who have helped make America an engine of the global economy and a beacon of hope around the world. As we work to rebuild the economy, our ability to thrive depends, in part, on restoring responsibility and accountability to the immigration system. President Obama believes Democrats and Republicans should come together to tackle an issue that is critical not only to our national security but also to the economy and our global competitiveness.
It's just more of the same. Yes, immigrants have enriched America, and they continue to do so. LEGAL immigrants. I capitalized "legal" for emphasis, but equal emphasis could be put on the word "immigrants," in that our country was built by people who came to America to BE Americans... to embrace our culture and become part of the American melting pot. The press release then offers this gem:
The President takes seriously his responsibility to enforce our immigration laws and secure the border. Over the last two years, the Obama Administration has dedicated unprecedented resources to secure the border, taken important steps to make interior and worksite enforcement of our immigration laws smarter, and more effective, and made improvements to the legal immigration system.
Well... so much for fantasy. Now, it's time for reality. An Arizona sheriff has come forward, saying that he has been told to stop arresting illegal aliens. As reported by Fox News, the sheriff "has been flooded with calls and emails of support from local and federal agents who back his claims that the U.S. Border Patrol has effectively ordered them to stop apprehending illegal immigrants crossing the U.S.-Mexican border."
"Upper management has advised supervisors to have agents 'turn back South' (TBS) the illegal aliens (aka bodies) they detect attempting to unlawfully enter the country ... at times you even hear supervisors order the agents over the radio to 'TBS' the aliens instead of catching them," one San Diego border agent wrote in an email to Cochise County Sheriff Larry Dever.

"This only causes more problems as the aliens, as you know, don't just go back to Mexico and give up. They keep trying, sometimes without 10 minutes in-between attempts, to cross illegally," continued the email, which was among a number of communications to Dever reviewed by FoxNews.com. "This makes the job for agents more dangerous. Not only are the aliens more defiant, they also begin to feel like they can get away with breaking our federal laws."
Dever claims that he was told to "keep the number of border apprehensions down by chasing illegal immigrants back toward Mexico." Then, of course, Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano takes credit for increased border security by noting that apprehensions are down. Is this making sense to you?


So there you have it. Apprehensions are down, because Border Patrol agents are being told not to apprehend. And this is border security? Does anyone think that an illegal alien who is chased back to Mexico will actually give up? This is what we face, and the problem will only get worse as long as people like Obama and Napolitano are in control.

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Sheriff in Arizona confirms what we already know: Obama administration aiding the flood of illegal aliens into the United States

Rick Lakehomer: As if this is confirming news that many of us did not already know about. Then again, to many American citizens this will come as a quite a shock. The mullah in the White House, the first Muslim POTUS, is not the first administration to give aid and comfort to those who enter our country illegally but at no time in our country's history have the stakes been so high for every legal American citizen. With soaring gas prices(aided by this administration), an economy that is not even close to being on a solid foundation, jobs and hiring just now starting to see a bit of daylight, we have a president who is stabbing legal citizens, many who are out of work, right in the back by his traitorous policies and total lack of enforcing the laws the United States already has on the books to combat this problem.

The fact that Obama has already announced that he is running for re-election should be a wake up call to every legal U.S. citizen of what Obama and the far left's agenda really is. To let as many illegal aliens into our country, to secure as many votes as possible for the party that fights for every entitlement program they can to make illegals as comfortable as possible in their new, illegal home.

While many of our family and friends go without work, insurance or any type of assistance just to help them get by until prayerfully, things get better, we all watch as illegals get just about all they need at the expense of you, me and many that we know. Disgusting and just one more reason to impeach this poor excuse for a POTUS.

EXCLUSIVE: Arizona Sheriff Cites Flood of Border Agents Confirming Feds' No-Apprehension Policy

Fox News: An Arizona sheriff says he has been flooded with calls and emails of support from local and federal agents who back his claims that the U.S. Border Patrol has effectively ordered them to stop apprehending illegal immigrants crossing the U.S.-Mexican border.

“Upper management has advised supervisors to have agents ‘turn back South’ (TBS) the illegal aliens (aka bodies) they detect attempting to unlawfully enter the country … at times you even hear supervisors order the agents over the radio to 'TBS' the aliens instead of catching them,” one San Diego border agent wrote in an email to Cochise County Sheriff Larry Dever.

“This only causes more problems as the aliens, as you know, don't just go back to Mexico and give up. They keep trying, sometimes without 10 minutes in-between attempts, to cross illegally,” continued the email, which was among a number of communications to Dever reviewed by FoxNews.com. “This makes the job for agents more dangerous. Not only are the aliens more defiant, they also begin to feel like they can get away with breaking our federal laws.”

The email is one of more than 100 messages Dever said he received from active and retired Border Patrol agents and law enforcement officers from across the country. Many wrote of what they said was their own experience and first-hand knowledge of Border Patrol’s efforts to reduce apprehension numbers by making fewer arrests.

FoxNews.com first reported this month that Dever said several Border Patrol officials, including at least one senior supervisor, told him they had been directed to keep the number of border apprehensions down by chasing illegal immigrants back toward Mexico. Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano has recently cited a reduction in border apprehensions as evidence of an increasingly secure border.

Three days after FoxNews.com’s initial report, Border Patrol chief Michael Fisher sent a letter to Dever in which he denied the accusations and invited the sheriff on a ride-along with federal agents at border.

"That assertion is completely, 100 percent false," Fisher wrote in the letter. "That it comes from a fellow law enforcement official makes it especially offensive."

But accounts from law enforcement officials around the country continue to pour in supporting Dever and the conversations he says he had with Border Patrol officers, including at least one supervisor, about keeping arrest numbers down.

“This is nothing new, during my career with the border patrol, this was done regularly,” said another email to Dever reviewed by FoxNews.com. “By assigning agents to different tasks, locations, etc., the apprehensions can be increased or decreased dramatically,” wrote Dan McCaskill Jr., a retired Border Patrol agent who worked in the Anti-Smuggling Unit.

McCaskill went on to describe how, he said, apprehension numbers were regularly manipulated to achieve various budget, equipment or manpower goals.

In response to request for comment on the new allegations, Homeland Security offered the same statement from Jeffery Self, commander of the U.S. Customs and Border Protection Joint Field Command, that was provided to FoxNews.com earlier this month:

“As the commander for border enforcement operations in Arizona, I can confirm that the claim that Border Patrol supervisors have been instructed to underreport or manipulate our statistics is unequivocally false. I took an oath that I take very seriously and I find it insulting that anyone, especially a fellow law enforcement officer, would imply that we would put the protection of the American public and security of our nation’s borders in danger just for a numbers game. Our mission does not waiver based on political climate and it never will. To suggest that we are ambiguous in enforcing our laws belittles the work of more than 6,000 CBP employees in Arizona who dedicate their lives to protect our borders every day.”

Local 2544, the Tucson branch of the National Border Patrol Council union, has also come out in support of Dever, and posted this message on their website after the FoxNews.com report.

“Sheriff Dever is right. We have seen so many slick shenanigans pulled in regards to 'got-aways' and entry numbers that at times it seems David Copperfield is running the Border Patrol. Creating the illusion that all is well and you can start having family picnics in the areas where we work has been going on far too long. Has there been improvement in some areas? Absolutely. Is the border anywhere near 'under control'? Absolutely not. Do some in management play games with numbers and cater to the wishes of politicians like Janet Napolitano and David Aguilar? Resoundingly, yes. Time for the foolish political games to stop.”

The union posted another response on their website following Fox News’ publication of Fisher’s April 6 letter to Dever: "Just remember, for years now we have been told from the highest ranking managers in our agency that 'every apprehension is a FAILURE' (Johnny Williams - former INS Western Region Director), and that we 'are NOT immigration officers' (current CBP Deputy Commissioner David Aguilar to Border Patrol agents when he was the Chief of the Border Patrol)…. We have been told that - Apprehensions = failure, we are not 'immigration' officers, we should not 'lower' ourselves to the status of an immigration officer, and our primary job is not apprehending illegal aliens. Couple all this with Secretary Napolitano's recent public announcement about what she expects our apprehension numbers to be this fiscal year, and it's not hard to figure this thing out.”

A second Arizona sheriff, Paul Babeu of Pinal County, also testified at a Senate Homeland Security Committee last week in support of Dever’s charges. Dever was slated to appear at the hearing, but said he could no longer attend when the date of his appearance was changed.

Asked specifically about Dever’s assertion that agents were told to turn back illegals to reduce apprehensions, Babeu told the committee he’d specifically asked his top lieutenant, Matt Thomas, about the claims. "He said, 'Sheriff, I have heard that myself directly from border agents in the Tucson sector,'" Babeu testitified.

Babeu told FoxNews.com he’s been told by Border Patrol officials that for every person apprehended at the border, an average of 2.7 succeed in crossing into the U.S. With those numbers, he said he was concerned paramilitary or terror cells equipped with more sophisticated support and training could easily get through. “This is no longer just public security threat, this is national security threat,” he told FoxNews.com.

T.J. Bonner, retired president of the National Border Patrol Council, said in an interview with FoxNews.com that he’s familiar with “TBS-ing” and shares Babeu’s concerns about criminals and terrorists crossing the border. “TBS has been going on for a number of years. You’ll never find orders in writing, and some agents have even been disciplined for TBS-ing people. That’s a practice that dates back to quite some time, to try and discourage is part of their 'strategy of deterrence.'"

Bonner said Border Patrol agents are receiving “TBS” orders from someone higher up, but he isn’t sure who. “Agents don’t just do this on their own. The orders must come from on high. They don’t just wake up one day and say I’m going to risk my job, my livelihood,” said Bonner, who retired last year after 32 years with Border Patrol. “I’m not sure if it’s Napolitano or folks in Customs and Border Protection, but somebody wants to silence critics in Arizona to claim success in Arizona.”

As for Dever, he says he’s just hoping that some good will come out of this. "Frankly, I don't want to create a firestorm," he said. "I only want this problem solved.”

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Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Most People Oppose Citizenship for Children Born to Illegal Immigrants

Back on April 11, 2011, we reported on a Rasmussen Report findings that "Most People Say Enforcing Immigration Laws Would Cut Poverty." The following new Rasmussen Report reveals that "Most People Oppose Citizenship for Children Born to Illegal Immigrants." Unfortunately, the Federal Government and several State Governments are still ignoring these facts.

Rasmussen Reports: Several Republican senators are seeking to amend the law that grants full U.S. citizenship to children born to illegal immigrants in this country, and voters strongly support such an effort. A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey shows that 61% of Likely U.S. Voters believe that a child born in the United States to a woman who is here illegally should not automatically become a U.S. citizen.

Twenty-eight percent (28%) disagree and feel that children born to illegal immigrants in this country should automatically become American citizens as is currently the practice. That’s down six points from August. Another 11% are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.) . . .

Eighty-four percent (84%) of voters believe that before anyone receives local, state or federal government services, they should be required to prove they are legally allowed to be in the United States. . . . [Full Article]

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Monday, April 18, 2011

Pentagon contradicts Napolitano's Mexican border assessment

Janet Napolitano is just another liar from perhaps the worst potus and administration this country has suffered under. For anyone to utter such nonsense as Janet Napolitano’s recent description of a U.S.-Mexico border that’s “as secure as it has ever been" is paramount to being as stupid as the muslim who squats in the White House. Even those who are not from the camp that wants STRICT enforcement of our immigration laws that are already on the books, can see our borders are NOT secure and are the most dangerous they have ever been. This fact is so glaringly obvious especially with the deteriorating situation inside Mexico.

No illegal alien from ANY country should be allowed to enter the United States, period. Look at how other countries treat those who enter their respective countries; with immediate arrest, jail time and or long term imprisonment. We should be doing the same. Don't tread on our soil illegally or pay the highest of consequences. Yes, it is THAT simple.

Pentagon contradicts Napolitano's Mexican border assessment

By Jim Kouri: Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano’s recent description of a U.S.-Mexico border that’s “as secure as it has ever been" appears to be in direct opposition to a Pentagon assessment.

For months the nation’s Homeland Security Secretary has repeatedly insisted that everything is safe and secure on the southwest border, even as violence escalates and overwhelmed federal agents are increasingly attacked by heavily armed drug smugglers.

Just last month Napolitano declared that violence along the Mexican border is merely a mistaken “perception” because the area is safe and “open for business."
Furthermore, President Barack Obama's Homeland Security Secretary assured that “some of America’s safest communities are in the Southwest border region….” During another speech, Napolitano accused critics of the Obama Administration of exaggerating the problems on the U.S.-Mexican border.

"Our nation's sovereignty is being violated and Americans killed by illegal aliens and all we get are photo opportunities with Obama Administration officials and scoldings from the Mexican government officials including President [Felipe] Calderon," said police officer Iris Veguilla, herself a Latino.

According to officials at Judicial Watch, a public-interest group that investigates public corruption and fraud, U.S. Defense Department officials believe the border is actually a gateway for Mexican criminal organizations that have infiltrated the entire country and joined forces with terrorist groups.

A top Pentagon official contradicts Napolitano's fairytale assessment, pointing out that Mexican criminal organizations extend well beyond the southwest border to cities across the country, including big ones like Atlanta, Chicago and Detroit. Addressing a U.S. Senate hearing this week, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Counternarcotics and Global Threats William Wechsler warned lawmakers that all their constituencies are confronted by the threat of Mexican drug cartels.

Even more alarming is that once in the United States, the Mexican criminal groups are becoming more dangerous by forming networks with each other and insurgent or terrorist groups. In some regions the “threat networking" not only engages in drug trafficking but kidnapping, armed robbery, extortion, home invasions and other serious crimes.

The threat is so great that the assistant Defense Secretary offered federal legislators military assistance in the name of protecting national security.

“Many of the global and regional terrorists who threaten interests of the United States finance their activities with proceeds from narcotics trafficking,” Wechsler reminded, adding that “extremist and international criminal networks frequently exploit local geographical, political or social conditions to establish safe havens from which they can operate with impunity.”

Rep. Tom Tancredo (R-CO), a staunch supporter of tough immigration enforcement, once again called on Napolitano to resign last week. Tancredo has led many congressional efforts to protect the borders against illegal immigration.

An incident that involved a gunfight in December between Border Patrol agents near Nogales, Ariz., and armed drug smugglers has been a sore point with Tancredo. One member of the U.S. Border Patrol, Brian Terry, was killed by automatic gunfire during a shootout that highlighted the fact that U.S. law enforcement officers are out-manned and outgunned by Mexican criminals.

The Obama administration also claimed it increased the number of Border Patrol agents from about 10,000 in 2004 to more than 20,700 now. However, an examination of records reveals that the increase in border agents occurred during the Bush Administration when the number of agents reached upwards of 18,000 in 2008.
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Jim Kouri, CPP, formerly Fifth Vice-President, is currently a Board Member of the National Association of Chiefs of Police, an editor for ConservativeBase.com, and he's a columnist for Examiner.com. In addition, he's a blogger for the Cheyenne, Wyoming Fox News Radio affiliate KGAB. He's former chief at a New York City housing project in Washington Heights nicknamed "Crack City" by reporters covering the drug war in the 1980s. In addition, he served as director of public safety at a New Jersey university and director of security for several major organizations. He's also served on the National Drug Task Force and trained police and security officers throughout the country.

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Sunday, April 17, 2011

Give Immigration Enforcement A Try

Illegal aliens keep coming for American's jobs
By Rep. Lamar Smith, Editorial, The Washington Times: Critics of immigration enforcement often claim our immigration system is broken and that enforcement of immigration laws will not solve this problem. But this argument is flawed because we have never tried to fully enforce our immigration laws. Critics embrace the legalization of millions of illegal immigrants, a so-called solution that has been tried in the past and failed.

We have the means at our disposal to stem illegal immigration, but the Obama administration is going in the wrong direction. For example, state and local governments can partner with the federal government through the 287(g) program to assist in the enforcement of immigration laws, yet the administration has weakened this successful program.

Work-site enforcement activities, which open up jobs for American workers and legal immigrants, have dropped by 70 percent under the Obama administration.
And E-Verify, a Web-based system that enables employers to verify the work eligibility of newly hired employees, remains voluntary. Expanding E-Verify and encouraging more businesses to use the program is an important step toward protecting jobs for American workers and eliminating the jobs magnet that draws millions of illegal workers to the United States.

Because our immigration laws are not fully enforced, millions of illegal immigrants are enticed to enter the United States each year because they know they are unlikely to be caught and sent home. Illegal immigration costs taxpayers billions of dollars each year, forces Americans to compete with illegal immigrants for scarce jobs and drives down wages for legal workers.

Because we’ve never fully enforced our immigration laws across the United States, why not try? The facts show that when immigration laws are enforced, illegal immigrants leave on their own and wages go up for Americans and legal workers. In states that have passed tough new laws cracking down on the employment of illegal immigrants, the illegal immigrant population has declined.

Take Arizona, for example. In 2007, the Legal Workers Act was signed into law, requiring all employers to use E-Verify. Arizona’s illegal immigrant population then dramatically shrank. In fact, Arizona’s population of illegal immigrants of working age fell by about 17 percent. Recently, local law enforcement officials in Phoenix conducted work-site enforcement activities at several Pei Wei restaurants and found the restaurants had employed many illegal immigrants, including dishwashers. A local TV news report followed up afterward and found that hundreds of unemployed American workers lined up to interview for those jobs, including the dishwashing jobs that some claim Americans won’t do.

There are similar stories all across the United States. When Georgia’s Crider Inc. lost more than 600 illegal workers after work-site enforcement actions, the company increased wages a dollar an hour and attracted legal workers.In light of these results, imagine what would happen if immigration laws were fully and consistently enforced across the country. The result of making it more difficult for illegal immigrants to take jobs in the United States would be to encourage them to leave and also to serve as a deterrent to those thinking about coming into the U.S. illegally.
We should try full enforcement of immigration laws. Unemployed Americans and hardworking taxpayers deserve no less.
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Rep. Lamar Smith, R-TX, is chairman of the House Judiciary Committee.

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Friday, April 15, 2011

NumbersUSA: Spring Into Action 2011

The following NumbersUSA Video covers NumbersUSA's "Spring Into Action 2011" nationwide activism campaign that details what you can do during Congress' two-week April recess.  Deputy Director Anne Manetas pointed out, the one thing we keep hearing from Capitol Hill is that Members of Congress need to hear about the immigration issue back home in their districts. Your faxing and phoning efforts defeated the DREAM Act Amnesty last fall, but now that conditions are favorable for moving meaningful immigration-reduction legislation, we need you to make contact with your elected officials and/or members of their staff while they are in your district. After a few votes on the Hill today, all Senators and House Members will be heading home for the rest of the month. They need to hear from you.


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Tuesday, April 12, 2011

END CHAIN MIGRATION: 2 More Bill Co-Sponsors

NumbersUSA: Reps. Bill Flores (R-Texas) and Randy Forbes (R-Va.) have added their names to the growing list of co-sponsors for Rep. Phil Gingrey's Nuclear Family Priority Act (H.R.692) that would end chain migration. H.R.692 would eliminate all family-preference visa classes, except for spouses and minor children, and create a renewable visa class for parents.

Eliminating Chain Migration was a recommendation of the bi-partisan Barbara Jordan Commission issued in 1995.

Rep. Gingrey's bill would eliminate the extended family visa categories (e.g., siblings and married sons and daughters of citizens, etc.), thus ending “chain migration". Chain migration is the process where seemingly endless “chains” of foreign nationals are allowed to immigrate to the United States, since our laws allow citizens and lawful permanent residents to bring in their non-nuclear, adult family members. It is the primary mechanism that has caused legal immigration in this country to quadruple since the 1960s.

In a change from previous versions, the 2011 legislation would also eliminate the parents category and instead create a renewable 5-year visa class for the parents of U.S. citizens. The number of parents who came to the United States in 2009 was 82,000. However, the parents would not be eligible to work in the United States and a U.S. citizen son or daughter would have to provide satisfactory proof that they can financially support their immigrant parents, including proof of health care coverage while the parents are residing in the United States.

Furthermore, H.R.692 would reduce the annual number of family-sponsored immigrant visas available by 111,800. For a full list of co-sponsors for the Chain Migration bill, click here.

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Monday, April 11, 2011

Most People Say Enforcing Immigration Laws Would Cut Poverty

Rasmussen Reports:  Americans feel more strongly than ever that the lack of immigration law enforcement directly effects poverty in the country.  A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 61% of Adults say if immigration laws were enforced, there would be less poverty in America.  Only 19% disagree with that assessment, while 20% are not sure.  (To see survey question wording, click here.) . . .

Despite the billions of dollars spent on government anti-poverty programs, a majority of Americans nationwide still believe there are more poor people in the country today than there were 10 years ago. In fact, a plurality (45%) of adults thinks the current government anti-poverty programs actually increase poverty in America.

A majority of Likely U.S. Voters feel that the policies and practices of the federal government encourage illegal immigration. Most voters continue to favor strong sanctions on employers who hire illegal immigrants and landlords who rent to them. Voters also feel strongly that police should check the immigration status of drivers during routine traffic stops. . . . [Full Article]

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Sunday, April 10, 2011

Illegal aliens with children must stay in U.S., says congressman

Luis Gutierrez is a perfect example of all thing that are wrong with our policy towards illegal immigration. He has adopted every facet and position of the far left liberal(socialist)agenda. Read what he is putting into motion to convince the American people that illegal aliens with children MUST be allowed to remain here in the United States so we do not break up any families. I have a better idea. Just deport the entire family, parents and kids and this is a problem solved. The funds saved by removing the entire family at the same time will be substantial. I am way past the point of caring about those who enter this country illegally and then being treated with kid gloves, period.

It is time to put LEGAL Americans first and America first. This liberal politician plans to use "'heartbreaking testimonies from illegal immigrant families torn apart by deportation. Children and spouses of removed illegal aliens will take the microphone to tell their sob stories at the various rallies, Gutierrez promises."

How about hearing some heartbreaking stories from some legal families who have lost everything and get no help or fail to qualify for any assistance, have had to break up their own families because Dad and Mom have lost the family home, their jobs, all their savings, retirement, and know the children will be better off with the grandparents or other relatives? How about focusing on the REAL Americans who are here legally and born here legally, many of these are veterans who have served our country out of duty, honor and love of country? I see, hear and try to help these people and their families every day where I work. I see the stress, the fears, the tears from the devastating losses that these legal citizens have suffered through. Many of these people cannot find work due to the fact that many of the jobs they want and would gladly take have been given to illegal aliens still in our country.

In the state where I reside there is a battle going on to allow children of illegal aliens to qualify for in state tuition rates and loans. Guess what? Legal Oregon residents will NOT get the same opportunities just because they are already here legally and not a 'minority.'

Do not let these far left traitors like Gutierrez pull on your heartstrings. This is what the far left and obama are all about. Part of this is done to ensure an ever growing base of voters that are beholding to the left as illegals are draining state coffers from coast to coast, as they suck dry state and federally funded social services. It is liberals who want to continue funding these programs with no limits. So who do you think these illegal squatters will vote for?

Illegal aliens with children must stay in U.S., says congressman
By Jim Kouri: The Illinois congressman charged with crafting President Barack Obama’s amnesty bill has embarked on a national tour to promote a special program that allows illegal immigrants with children to remain in the United States, according to a public-interest group that investigates government crime and corruption.

Launched by Democrat Representative Luis Gutierrez, the "Campaign For American Children and Families” aims to grant a special parole to illegal aliens who have relatives in the U.S. so that families can remain together in the land of opportunity, states a Judicial Watch report.

The measure is essential to help those “whose lives are being turned upside down by deportation,” according to the veteran lawmaker who authored a bill to give the nation’s estimated 12 million illegal immigrants amnesty.

Gutierrez estimates that around 4 million U.S. citizen children (“anchor babies”) have a deportable mother or father and all live in fear that they’ll lose a parent at any moment. His national tour will visit at least 20 cities and feature heartbreaking testimony from illegal immigrant families torn apart by deportation. Children and spouses of removed illegal aliens will take the microphone to tell their sob stories at the various rallies, Gutierrez promises.

The goal is to pressure Obama into using his executive power to halt deportations while a broader amnesty bill is being considered by Congress. Immigration reform is necessary in the long run, Gutierrez says, but in the meantime the government must ensure that it doesn’t “needlessly deport” those who are working, raising families and “contributing to our nation and economic recovery.” Obama must “provide relief” from deportation, the congressman asserts.

Congressman Gutierrez has been a long-time proponent of amnesty and opponent of immigration enforcement. He even went so far recently as to openly call for a suspension of all such immigration enforcement actions until Congress passes "comprehensive" immigration reform.

Adopting the rhetoric of the radical left, Rep. Luis Gutierrez has explicitly compared the actions of the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency to those of Nazi Germany's most infamous secret police force, the Gestapo.

In an article appearing in the online publication The Politico on August 6, 2008, Gutierrez lowered himself to using inflammatory rhetoric simply unacceptable for a member of Congress. "You know who is in charge now? The Gestapo agents at Homeland Security. They are in charge," Gutierrez told The Politico.

While his advocacy on behalf of illegal aliens has put Gutierrez in the spotlight lately, the eight-term congressman is also well known for his involvement in a couple of high-profile corruption scandals.

A few years ago he unscrupulously pressed the federal government to bail out a failing Puerto Rican bank operated by his wife and several major political donors. Nine hundred and thirty five million taxpayer dollars later, the bank is still struggling and losing huge sums.

Before that Gutierrez was embroiled in a separate scandal involving a political donor who benefited from his influence in obtaining suspicious zoning changes in Chicago. Gutierrez heavily lobbied the city's mayor to back a controversial multi million-dollar development for a campaign donor who had just given him $200,000.
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Jim Kouri, CPP, formerly Fifth Vice-President, is currently a Board Member of the National Association of Chiefs of Police, an editor for ConservativeBase.com, and he's a columnist for Examiner.com. In addition, he's a blogger for the Cheyenne, Wyoming Fox News Radio affiliate KGAB. He's also served on the National Drug Task Force and trained police and security officers throughout the country. Kouri writes for many police and security magazines including Chief of Police, Police Times, The Narc Officer and others.

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Saturday, April 09, 2011

Georgia: What's Safer Harboring Criminals or Losing Some Convention Business

Ann Cantrell for Global Atlanta is reporting that in Georgia, "With two immigration reform bills possibly up for a vote next week in Georgia's Legislature, critics of the bills warn that an unintended consequence will be decreased investment into the state from around the country and the world." Talk about scare tactics, not by Ann but by critics.

She further reports, "House Bill 87, which attempts to crack down on illegal immigration by mandating that businesses verify their employees' legal status, passed the House of Representatives in early March. Later in the month, a similar piece of immigration reform, Senate Bill 40, was adopted in the Senate. While it is unclear if the bills will reach the opposite chambers for a vote, lawmakers could make a decision about the legislation before April 14, the last day of the 40-day session. " . . .

"D.A. King, president of the Dustin Inman Society, which opposes illegal immigration, said the bills will open up jobs for unemployed Georgians, while critics of the bills told GlobalAtlanta the legislation could send a message that international investment is not welcome in Georgia."

As for the Critics, "Jerry Gonzalez, the executive director of Georgia Association of Latino Elected Officials, said businesses and conventions could boycott Georgia, as they did in Arizona. After Arizona's legislature passed Senate Bill 1070, which makes it a misdemeanor crime for an illegal immigrant to be caught without proper documentation, the state experienced boycotts from a number of organizations and cancellations of political and business conventions.

According to data from the Georgia Department of Economic Development, the tourism industry employs 234,100 people in Georgia and is the second largest industry in the state. With Georgia's large tourism sector, this type of boycott would have a much greater economic impact on Georgia than Arizona, said Mr. Gonzalez." . . .

King Responds: "These bills would not tarnish Georgia's image because they protect lawful immigration into the state, said Mr. King. 'Most reasonable people understand that nobody is going to think less of Georgia for protecting legal immigrants, the rich tradition of immigration and the rule of law in Georgia,' said Mr. King, adding that he did not foresee slowed investment to Georgia." . . . [Read Full Story]

What part of "illegal" do some Georgians not understand. Harboring people who have acted illegally does not make for a safe communities and results in a hidden class of people. So, Georgia, "What's Safer Harboring Criminals or Losing Some Convention Business."

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Friday, April 08, 2011

Indiana Lawmaker Tweeking Immigration Bill

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Mary Beth Schneider is reporting that Indiana State "Sen. Mike Delph is offering changes to his get-tough bill on illegal immigration in hopes of overcoming resistance from business and political leaders . . . Delph, R-Carmel, authored Senate Bill 590 to follow the example set by Arizona, which last year became the first state to put enforcement of federal immigration laws into the hands of state and local authorities.

"The bill easily passed the Senate in February by a vote of 31-18. But it has been stalled so far in the House. . . . Delph said he's optimistic that the changes he's offering to SB 590, and which could be added to as the bill continues to be negotiated . . . Among the changes: removing a section that would allow police to check someone's immigration status if they had "reasonable suspicion" that they were here legally. Under his new proposal, law enforcement would check whether a person was here legally only if they had probable cause -- a higher legal standard than mere suspicion -- to think they had committed some other crime.

"It's really a targeting toward the bad actors of the illegal immigrant community as opposed to the whole population," he said. . . . [Read Full Story]

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Alabama House Passes Anti-illegal Alien Bill

By Joe Wolverton, II, New American: The Alabama House of Representatives passed an immigration bill designed to crack down Arizona-style on those illegally present in the Heart of Dixie. The vote wasn’t close. The legislation, H.B. 56, passed easily by a vote of 73 to 28 in the majority Republican House.

Specifically, the measure mimics many of S.B. 1070’s chief provisions, including the grant of substantially increased powers to law enforcement to verify the immigration status of anyone detained on other charges and suspected of being illegally present in the United States.

And, as is the case with the Arizona law, businesses in Alabama will be required to check whether employees have valid work permits. If the bill is enacted, then the knowing hiring of illegals will trigger penalties against the offending employer.

The bill is now bound for the Senate where the GOP also holds a majority of the seats. . . . Proponents of the legislation worry that were lawmakers to ignore the growing illegal population, the state might become a magnet for other illegals. "We cannot allow Alabama to become a sanctuary state for illegal immigrants," said State Representative Micky Hammon, a Republican sponsor, on the floor of the House in Montgomery.

Further, Hammon, the representative from Decatur, Alabama, promises that the law “attacks every aspect of an illegal alien's life."  "This bill is designed to make it difficult for them to live here so they will deport themselves," Hammon announced during his speech made at the time he presented the bill to his colleagues.

Rep. Kerry Rich (R-Albertville) spoke in support of the bill, citing the inundation of his home district (Sand Mountain) with illegal immigrants. "The illegals in this country are ripping us off," Rich said.  "If we wait for the federal government to put this fire out, our house is going to burn down," Rich said.  . . .  [Read Full Story]

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Thursday, April 07, 2011

Speaking of anchor babies, read this. Confirmation of a huge illegal alien problem

Anchor babies represent a major challenge to our country. The amount of funds that go to pay for the social services that these 'legal' babies and their families rob from the legal residents of the United States is in my opinion, tragic. I know in the state where I live this problem is acute.

At a time when the U.S. economy has been battered, with unemployment remaining very high(it is just now starting to drop a bit)there are more LEGAL Americans that could use the help that many of these illegal alien families suck out from our social services. This too, is another situation that must be changed before illegal aliens babies and their 'families' suck our government dry and force us all into the poor house.
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Census: Most illegal alien families on government dole
By Jim Kouri: The latest Census Bureau data reveals that most U.S. families headed by illegal immigrants use taxpayer-funded welfare programs on behalf of their American-born anchor babies, according to a public-interest group that investigates government corruption and fraud.

Even before the recession, immigrant households with children used welfare programs at consistently higher rates than natives, according to the extensive census data collected and analyzed by the Center for Immigration Studies, a nonpartisan Washington D.C. group dedicated to researching legal and illegal immigration in the U.S. The results, published this month in a lengthy report, are hardly surprising.

According to analysis by Judicial Watch, the majority of households across the country benefiting from publicly-funded welfare programs are headed by immigrants, both legal and illegal. States where immigrant households with children have the highest welfare use rates are Arizona with 62%, Texas, California and New York with 61% each and Pennsylvania at 59%.

The study focused on eight major welfare programs that cost the government $517 billion the year they were examined. They include Supplemental Security Income (SSI) for the disabled, Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF), a nutritional program known as Women, Infants and Children (WIC), food stamps, free/reduced school lunch, public housing and health insurance for the poor (Medicaid).

Food assistance and Medicaid are the programs most commonly used by illegal immigrants, mainly on behalf of their American-born children who get automatic citizenship. On the other hand, legal immigrant households take advantage of every available welfare program, according to the study, which attributes it to low education level and resulting low income.

The highest rate of welfare recipients come from the Dominican Republic (82 %), Mexico and Guatemala (75%) and Ecuador (70%), according to the report, which says welfare use tends to be high for both new arrivals and established residents.

Among the CIS findings: In 2009 (based on data collected in 2010), 57 percent of households headed by an immigrant (legal and illegal) with children (under 18) used at least one welfare program, compared to 39 percent for native households with children.

Immigrant households’ use of welfare tends to be much higher than natives for food assistance programs and Medicaid. Their use of cash and housing programs tends to be similar to native households.

A large share of the welfare used by immigrant households with children is received on behalf of their U.S.-born children, who are American citizens. But even households with children comprised entirely of immigrants (no U.S.-born children) still had a welfare use rate of 56 percent in 2009.

Immigrant households with children used welfare programs at consistently higher rates than natives, even before the current recession. In 2001, 50 percent of all immigrant households with children used at least one welfare program, compared to 32 percent for natives.

Households with children with the highest welfare use rates are those headed by immigrants from the Dominican Republic (82 percent), Mexico and Guatemala (75 percent), and Ecuador (70 percent). Those with the lowest use rates are from the United Kingdom (7 percent), India (19 percent), Canada (23 percent), and Korea (25 percent).< The states where immigrant households with children have the highest welfare use rates are Arizona (62 percent); Texas, California, and New York (61 percent); Pennsylvania (59 percent); Minnesota and Oregon (56 percent); and Colorado (55 percent).

We estimate that 52 percent of households with children headed by legal immigrants used at least one welfare program in 2009, compared to 71 percent for illegal immigrant households with children. Illegal immigrants generally receive benefits on behalf of their U.S.-born children.

Illegal immigrant households with children primarily use food assistance and Medicaid, making almost no use of cash or housing assistance. In contrast, legal immigrant households tend to have relatively high use rates for every type of program.

High welfare use by immigrant-headed households with children is partly explained by the low education level of many immigrants. Of households headed by an immigrant who has not graduated high school, 80 percent access the welfare system, compared to 25 percent for those headed by an immigrant who has at least a bachelor’s degree.

An unwillingness to work is not the reason immigrant welfare use is high. The vast majority (95 percent) of immigrant households with children had at least one worker in 2009. But their low education levels mean that more than half of these working immigrant households with children still accessed the welfare system during 2009.

If we exclude the primary refugee-sending countries, the share of immigrant households with children using at least one welfare program is still 57 percent.

Welfare use tends to be high for both new arrivals and established residents. In 2009, 60 percent of households with children headed by an immigrant who arrived in 2000 or later used at least one welfare program; for households headed by immigrants who arrived before 2000 it was 55 percent.

For all households (those with and without children), the use rates were 37 percent for households headed by immigrants and 22 percent for those headed by natives.

Although most new legal immigrants are barred from using some welfare for the first five years, this provision has only a modest impact on household use rates because most immigrants have been in the United States for longer than five years; the ban only applies to some programs; some states provide welfare to new immigrants with their own money; by becoming citizens immigrants become eligible for all welfare programs; and perhaps most importantly, the U.S.-born children of immigrants (including those born to illegal immigrants) are automatically awarded American citizenship and are therefore eligible for all welfare programs at birth.

The eight major welfare programs examined in this report are SSI (Supplemental Security Income for low income elderly and disabled), TANF (Temporary Assistance to Needy Families), WIC (Women, Infants, and Children food program), free/reduced school lunch, food stamps (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program), Medicaid (health insurance for those with low income homes.

Original article is here.

Special thanks to Judicial Watch's Jill Farrell, director of communications.
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Jim Kouri, CPP, formerly Fifth Vice-President, is currently a Board Member of the National Association of Chiefs of Police, an editor for ConservativeBase.com, and he's a columnist for Examiner.com. In addition, he served as director of public safety at a New Jersey university and director of security for several major organizations. He's also served on the National Drug Task Force and trained police and security officers throughout the country. Kouri writes for many police and security magazines including Chief of Police, Police Times, The Narc Officer and others.Kouri appears regularly as on-air commentator for over 100 TV and radio news and talk shows including Fox News Channel, Oprah, McLaughlin Report, CNN Headline News, MTV

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