Friday, February 11, 2011

ALIEN NATION - FORTUNE 500 FINANCES THE MEX FASCIST PARTY of LA RAZA "THE RACE" FOR DEPRESSED WAGES

ALIEN NATION - FORTUNE 500 FINANCES THE MEX FASCIST PARTY of LA RAZA "THE RACE"


ALIEN NATION: Secrets of the Invasion



Date: 2007-01-03, 9:46AM



May 2006 – ALIEN NATION: Secrets of the Invasion – Why America's government invites rampant illegal immigration



It's widely regarded as America's biggest problem: Between 12 and 20 million aliens (MOST SOURCES SUGGEST THERE ARE MUCH MORE LIKELY NEARLY 40 MILLION ILLEGALS HERE NOW) – including large numbers of criminals, gang members and even terrorists – have entered this nation illegally, with countless more streaming across our scandalously unguarded borders daily.



The issue polarizes the nation, robs citizens of jobs, bleeds taxpayers, threatens America's national security and dangerously balkanizes the country into unassimilated ethnic groups with little loyalty or love for America's founding values. Indeed, the de facto invasion is rapidly transforming America into a totally different country than the one past generations have known and loved.



And yet – most Americans have almost no idea what is really going on, or why it is happening.



While news reports depict demonstrations and debates, and while politicians promise "comprehensive border security programs," no real answers ever seem to emerge.



But there are answers. Truthful answers. Shocking answers.



In its groundbreaking May edition, WND's acclaimed monthly Whistleblower magazine reveals the astounding hidden agendas, plans and people behind America's immigration nightmare.



Titled "ALIEN NATION," the issue is subtitled "SECRETS OF THE INVASION: Why government invites rampant illegal immigration." Indeed, it reveals pivotal secrets very few Americans know. For example:



Did you know that the powerfully influential Council on Foreign Relations – often described as a “shadow government" – issued a comprehensive report last year laying out a five-year plan for the "establishment by 2010 of a North American economic and security community" with a common "outer security perimeter"?

Roughly translated: In the next few years, according to the 59-page report titled "Building a North American Community," the U.S. must be integrated with the socialism, corruption, poverty and population of Mexico and Canada. "Common perimeter" means wide-open U.S. borders between the U.S., Mexico and Canada. As Phyllis Schlafly reveals in this issue of Whistleblower: "This CFR document asserts that President Bush, Mexican President Vicente Fox and Canadian Prime Minister Paul Martin 'committed their governments' to this goal when they met at Bush's ranch and at Waco, Texas, on March 23, 2005. The three adopted the 'Security and Prosperity Partnership of North America' and assigned 'working groups' to fill in the details. It was at this same meeting, grandly called the North American Summit, that President Bush pinned the epithet 'vigilantes' on the volunteers guarding our border in Arizona."



The CFR report – important excerpts of which are published in Whistleblower – also suggests North American elitists begin getting together regularly, and presumably secretly, "to buttress North American relationships, along the lines of the Bilderberg or Wehrkunde conferences, organized to support transatlantic relations." The Bilderberg and Wehrkunde conferences are highly secret conclaves of the powerful. For decades, there have been suspicions that such meetings were used for plotting the course of world events and especially the centralization of global decision-making.





Did you know that radical immigrant groups – including the League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC), the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund (MALDEF), the Movimiento Estudiantil Chicano de Aztlan (MEChA) and the National Council of La Raza (La Raza) – not only share a revolutionary agenda of conquering America's southwest, but they also share common funding sources, notably the Ford and Rockefeller foundations?

''California is going to be a Hispanic state," said Mario Obeldo, former head of MALDEF. "Anyone who does not like it should leave." And MEChA's goal is even more radical: an independent ''Aztlan,'' the collective name this organization gives to the seven states of the U.S. Southwest – Arizona, California, Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico, Texas and Utah. So why would the Rockefeller and Ford foundations support such groups? Joseph Farah tells the story in this issue of Whistleblower.



Why have America's politicians – of both major parties – allowed the illegal alien invasion of this nation to continue for the last 30 years unabated? With al-Qaida and allied terrorists promising to annihilate major U.S. cities with nuclear weapons, with some big-city hospital emergency rooms near closure due to the crush of so many illegals, with the rapid spread throughout the U.S. of MS-13, the super-violent illegal alien gang – with all this and more, why do U.S. officials choose to ignore the laws of the land and the will of the people to pursue, instead, policies of open borders and lax immigration enforcement?



The answers to all this and much more are in Whistleblower's "ALIEN NATION" issue.



Is there hope? Or is America lost to a demographic invasion destined to annihilate its traditional Judeo-Christian culture, and to the ever-growing likelihood that nuclear-armed jihadists will cross our porous borders and wreak unthinkable destruction here?



There most definitely is hope, according to this issue of Whistleblower. Although most politicians of both major political parties have long since abdicated their responsibility for securing America's borders and dealing effectively with the millions already here illegally, there are a few exceptions – most notably Colorado Rep. Tom Tancredo.



May's Whistleblower includes an exclusive sneak preview of Tancredo's forthcoming blockbuster book, "In Mortal Danger: The Battle for America’s Border and Security." In an extended excerpt, Whistleblower presents Tencredo's expert and inspired analysis of exactly how to solve the nation's most vexing problem.



MEXICANOCCUPATION.blogspot.com



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THERE IS A REASON WHY MANY OF THE FORTUNE 500 ARE GENEROUS DONORS TO LA RAZA… “THE RACE” THE MEXICAN FASCIST PARTY FOR MEXICAN SUPREMACY.



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LaRaza Calls For Boycott Against Free Speech

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No surprise here. Pulling the race/hate card again and using political correctness La Raza goes after cable shows reporting on illegal immigration.



"MurguĂ­a said she recognized that ultimately the power to change the debate lies with the Hispanic community itself. “Latinos buy products from the advertisers supporting these programs,” she said. “Latinos vote in primaries and in the general election. We have a significant role to play picking winners and losers in both arenas. We need to make it clear to those who embrace hate that they do so at their own economic and political peril.”



http://www.nclr.org/content/news/detail/50375/



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How many businesses can "we the people" boycott that support LaRaza and illegal immigration ?







Corporate Partners Program



The National Council of La Raza invites corporations large and small and Hispanic entrepreneurs to join in its mission to empower current and future generations of Hispanic Americans.



We encourage individual Hispanic entrepreneurs to become an NCLR partner as well. Partners like you have firsthand knowledge of the hard work and dedication it takes to achieve the American Dream. We would deeply appreciate your involvement in our institution and welcome your membership participation.



Allstate Insurance Company

American Airlines

American Express Company

AstraZeneca

AT&T

Bank of America

Bridgestone Firestone Trust Fund

Cardinal Health

Caterpillar Foundation

Catholic Healthcare West

Chevron Corporation

Citigroup

The Coca-Cola Company

Comcast Corporation

ConAgra Foods, Inc.

Coors Brewing Company

Cox Communications

DaimlerChrysler Corporation Fund

Darden Restaurants Foundation

Eastman Kodak Company

Enterprise Rent-A-Car

Fannie Mae

FedEx Corporation

Ford Motor Company

General Mills, Inc.

General Motors Corporation

Hallmark Cards, Inc.

Harrah's Entertainment

Hess Foundation, Inc.

J.C. Penney Company, Inc.

Johnson & Johnson

Kraft Foods, Inc.

The Kroger Co.

Lowe's

McDonald's Corporation

The McGraw-Hill Companies

Mercedes Benz

Merck/Schering-Plough

MetLife Foundation

MGM Mirage

The Microsoft Corporation

Miller Brewing Company

Morgan Stanley

Northrop Grumman Corporation

PepsiCo, Inc.

Prudential Financial

Qwest Communications

Rockwell Automation

Schering-Plough

Schneider National

Sears, Roebuck and Co.

Sodhexo

Southwest Airlines

State Farm Insurance Companies

Time Warner Inc.

United Parcel Service (UPS)

Verizon Communications

Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.

Waste Management, Inc.

Wells Fargo

Wilmer Cutler Pickering, LLP

Xerox Corporation



http://www.nclr.org/section/corporate_partners/corporate_partners_program/



Institutional Corporate Partners

The National Council of La Raza (NCLR) recognizes those corporations that have invested in NCLR’s long-term strategic efforts with multiyear, multimillion-dollar commitments, including NCLR’s Empowering An American Community Campaign.



The Allstate Corporation

Bank of America

The Coca-Cola Company

Citi

Fannie Mae

Freddie Mac

Ford Motor Company

General Motors Corporation

MBNA Corporation

PepsiCo Foundation

The PMI Group, Inc.

State Farm Insurance Companies

UPS

Univision

Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.



http://www.nclr.org/section/corporate_partners/institutional_corporate/



Corporate Programmatic Supporters

NCLR depends on our corporate partners for a variety of programmatic support in areas such as Education, Community Development, Health, Youth Leadership Development, Civil Rights and Advocacy, Workforce Development, and Affiliate Member Services.





Education

Chevron Corporation

Lockheed Martin

Lucent Technologies Foundation

Marathon Oil Corporation

Rockwell Automation

State Farm Insurance Companies

Toyota Motor Corporation

Verizon Communications, Inc.





Housing and Wealth Building

The Allstate Corporation

Chase Home Finance

Countrywide Home Loans, Inc.

E*TRADE Financial

Fannie Mae

Freddie Mac

JPMorgan Chase & Co.

Mortgage Guaranty Insurance Corporation

Wells Fargo & Company

Washington Mutual, Inc.





Health

Belrex Inc.

Eli Lilly and Company

Metropolitan Life

Novo Nordisk

Ogilvy Public Relations Worldwide

Pfizer Global Pharmaceuticals

PepsiCo Foundation





Workforce Development

American Express Company

Ford Motor Company

The Home Depot, Inc.

PepsiCo Foundation





Youth Leadership Development

The Allstate Corporation

Exxon Mobil Corporation

GEICO

Marriott International, Inc.

MBNA Corporation

Sallie Mae

Sodexho, Inc.

Sprint Nextel Corporation

U.S. Marine Corps





Civil Rights and Advocacy

The Allstate Corporation

American Honda Finance Corporation

Bank of America

Chevron Corporation

Freddie Mac

The UPS Foundation

WFS Financial Inc.





Affiliate Member Services

Comcast Corporation

Ford Motor Company (NCLR Affiliate of the Year Award)

Microsoft Corporation

The Annie E. Casey Foundation

http://www.nclr.org/section/corporate_partners/programmatic_supporters/









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SPREAD THE WORD!

Email the entire Senate regarding the LA RAZA HISPANDERING OBAMA AMNESTY PUSH: http://houseofbills.com/email-the-senate/

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MEXICANOCCUPATION.blogspot.com GO HERE AND CUT/PASTE ARTICLES TO EMAIL OR POST!

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Lou Dobbs Tonight

And there are some 800,000 gang members in this country: That’s more than the combined number of troops in our Army and Marine Corps. These gangs have become one of the principle ways to import and distribute drugs in the United States. Congressman David Reichert joins Lou to tell us why those gangs are growing larger and stronger, and why he’s introduced legislation to eliminate the top three international drug gangs.

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Lou Dobbs Tonight

Monday, September 28, 2009



And T.J. BONNER, president of the National Border Patrol Council, will weigh in on the federal government’s decision to pull nearly 400 agents from the U.S.-Mexican border. As always, Lou will take your calls to discuss the issues that matter most-and to get your thoughts on where America is headed.

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NANCY PELOSI, LIKE DIANNE FEINSTEIN, HAS LONG ILLEGALLY HIRED ILLEGALS AT HER NAPA WINERY AND RESTAURANTS. PELOSI IS ALSO HEAVILY INVESTED IN SUNKIST, WHICH DOES NOT PAY LIVING WAGES FOR ORANGE PICKERS.

EMAIL: NANCY PELOSI

http://speaker.house.gov/contact/

CALL NANCY PELOSI Washington , DC - (202) 225-4965 San Francisco , CA - (415) 556-4862 EMAIL NANCY PELOSI sf.nancy@mail.house.gov



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WSWS.org

NO ADS FREE NEWS ON CORPORATE RAPE

criminal illegals and the benefits to society

http://www.usillegalaliens.com/impacts_of_illegal_immigration_property_crimes_and_operation_predator.html

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LA RAZA – “THE (MEXICAN) RACE”….

THE NATIONAL COUNCIL OF LA RAZA

1126 16th Street, N.W.

Washington, D.C.

202-785 1670

Get on La Raza’s email list to find out what this fascist party is doing to expand the Mexican occupation. NCLR.org

FOR THE EXPANSION OF THE MEXICAN WELFARE STATE, AND MEXICAN SUPREMACY

LA RAZA is the virulently racist political party for ILLEGALS (only Mexicans) and the corporations that benefit from illegals, and the employers of illegals. IT IS ILLEGAL TO HIRE AN ILLEGAL.

LA RAZA IS THE MEXICAN FASCIST PARTY of AMERICA and has contempt for AMERICANS, AMERICAN LAWS, AMERICAN LANGUAGE, AMERICAN BORDERS, and the AMERICAN FLAG.

However LA RAZA does like the AMERICAN WELFARE SYSTEM. The welfare system in the country is so good that Mexico has dumped 38 million of their poor, illiterate , criminal and frequently pregnant over our border.

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FAIRUS.org

FEDERATION FOR AMERICAN IMMIGRATION REFORM

FAIR CHARACTERIZES THE OBAMA, AND LA RAZA DEMS PLAN FOR AMNESTY AS FOLLOWS:

That's why, throughout 2009 FAIR has been tracking every move the administration and Congress has made to undermine our immigration laws, reward illegal aliens and burden taxpayers.

• Foot-dragging on proven methods of immigration law enforcement including border structures and E-Verify.

• Appointment of several illegal alien advocates to important administration posts.

• Watering down of the 287(g) program to limit local law in their own jurisdictions.

• Health care reform that mandates a “public option” for newly-arrived legal immigrants as well as illegal aliens.



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LosAngelesTimes

Do a search for Mexican gangs, or go to “Mexico Under Siege”

“THE DRUG WAR AT OUR BORDERS” …ask yourself why the LA RAZA DEMS want these borders OPEN!

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usillegalaliens.com

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USCFILE.org

Cut and paste articles and post email all over the country!

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REPORT ILLEGALS TO: 1-866-DHS-2-ICE.

http://www.ice.gov/ ICE, ice, ICE



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JUDICIALWATCH.org

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Report Illegals & Employers Toll Free... (866) 347-2423

INS National Customer Service Center Phone: 1-800-375-5283.

http://www.reportillegals.com/

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You can contact President Obama and let him know of your opposition to amnesty for illegal aliens:

http://www.whitehouse.gov/CONTACT/



BARACK OBAMA 1600 Pennsylvania Ave, NW Washington, DC 20500 comments@whitehouse.gov Comments: 202-456-1111 Switchboard for live listener: 202 456 1414 Fax: 202-456-2461

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Obama soft on illegals enforcement



Arrests of illegal immigrant workers have dropped precipitously under President Obama, according to figures released Wednesday. Criminal arrests, administrative arrests, indictments and convictions of illegal immigrants at work sites all fell by more than 50 percent from fiscal 2008 to fiscal 2009.



The figures show that Mr. Obama has made good on his pledge to shift enforcement away from going after illegal immigrant workers themselves - but at the expense of Americans' jobs, said Rep. Lamar Smith of Texas, the Republican who compiled the numbers from the Department of Homeland Security's U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency (ICE). Mr. Smith, the top Republican on the House Judiciary Committee, said a period of economic turmoil is the wrong time to be cutting enforcement and letting illegal immigrants take jobs that Americans otherwise would hold.

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Here is the Department of Homeland Security's Hotline for reporting suspected illegal employees and employers: 866-347-2423 (YOU MAY BE WASTING YOUR TIME HERE. HISPANDERING OBAMA SELECTED LA RAZA JANET NAPOLITANO TO HEAD “HOMELAND SECURITY = PATHWAY TO CITIZENSHIP” FOR OPEN AND UNDEFENDED BORDERS)

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Immigration Enforcement Group Defends Against Amnesty Push



The ALIPAC Team

www.alipac.us

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Here is the Department of Homeland Security's Hotline for reporting suspected illegal employees and employers: 866-347-2423

I.C.E. PICKS UP SUSAN SU, GREED DRIVEN TRAITOR PACKING IN ILLEGALS

MEXICANOCCUPATION.blogspot.com


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Go to http://www.MEXICANOCCUPATION.blogspot.com



TRI-VALLEY UNIVERSITY UNDER TRAITOR GREED DRIVEN SUSAN SU, ROUNDED UP BY I.C.E. FOR HELPING ILLEGALS STAY IN COUNTRY





ICE: "Sham" University, Cover For Illegals





By Claudia Cowan



Published January 28, 2011







FoxNews.com





Officials with Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) say every year, they bust hundreds of schools that served as fronts for illegal immigration operations, leaving thousands of foreign nationals who've paid tuition in exchange for a student visa in the lurch, while the head of the "school" often winds up forfeiting property, or, behind bars.



The latest example appears to come from the San Francisco Bay Area: Tri-Valley University based in Pleasanton. Federal prosecutors say it wasn't a school at all- rather an elaborate scheme to defraud the government, and perhaps the biggest scam of its kind.



Open since 2008, TVU's website touts on-line classes in engineering, medicine, and law, and a faculty list of more than 50 highly educated professionals. But those we contacted said they'd never seen the school, or taught a class. Many had no idea their names were on the site, which is peppered with numerous spelling and grammatical mistakes ("Now you graduate, we would like to hear from you, about life and how the study at TVU and the degree do to your career, not just your million dollar donation!").





ICE officials noticed enrollment nearly tripled in a matter of months to over 1,500 students- almost all from the same region of India, and each paying $5,400 per semester to the schools founder, Susan Su.





Court documents say "since its inception, Tri-Valley University has been a "sham" university which Su, and others, have used to facilitate foreign nationals in illegally acquiring student immigration status that authorizes them to remain in the United States."





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IN FACT HOW MANY ILLEGALS CLIMB OUR BORDERS TO LOOT OUR JOBS EVERY DAY?



MEXICO’S BIGGEST EXPORT AR THEIR POOR, ILLITERATE, CRIMINAL AND PREGNANT WOMEN!... BESIDES THEIR DRUG CARTELS



HOW MANY SAUDIS TERRORIST BROUGHT DOWN THE WORLD TRADE CENTERS AND BOMBED THE PENTAGON? 11!









Officials rescue 37



immigrants from



California house







Posted 14m ago







RIVERSIDE, California (AP) — Authorities say they



have rescued more than three dozen immigrants



locked inside a boarded-up bedroom in a Southern



California drop house.







Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials said



Wednesday some of the 37 immigrants from six



Latin American countries had been held for weeks in



the 10-by-10-foot room in Riverside and had gone



several days without food.







Authorities say they began searching for the house



after a caller reported smugglers had threatened to



kill his relative when the family could not pay for his



release.







Debra Parker, assistant special agent in charge for



ICE Homeland Security Investigations in Riverside,



says six suspected illegal immigrants were also



arrested for investigation of the house, which was



searched Tuesday afternoon.



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ISN’T ARIZONA THE STATE NARCOMEX HAS OCCUPIED, AND OBAMA HAS ASSAULT BECAUSE OF THEIR ATTEMPT TO DEFEND THEMSELVES FROM THE MEXICAN INVASION????







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50 illegal



immigrants, 10



smugglers arrested



in Arizona







Posted 3/26/2010 12:27 AM







PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona authorities say they



arrested 10 human smugglers and rescued 50



illegal immigrants held in drop houses in Phoenix



in two separate incidents this week.







Detectives from the Illegal Immigration Prevention



and Apprehension Co-op Team made the first



arrests Tuesday after a three-month investigation



into a human smuggling organization by the



Arizona Department of Public Safety.







Authorities say three suspected coyotes were taken



into custody from a drop house, and 12 Mexican



immigrants being held against their will were



rescued.







On Wednesday, 45 people were found in a Phoenix



home. The Department of Public Safety says seven



were identified as suspected human smugglers and



the remaining 38 were illegal immigrants from



Mexico.

HOW MANY ILLEGALS CROSSED OUR OPEN & UNDEFENDED BORDERS TODAY? NOT ENOUGH FOR OBAMA!

HOW MANY SAUDIS TERRORIST BROUGHT DOWN THE WORLD TRADE CENTERS AND BOMBED THE PENTAGON? 11!




Officials rescue 37

immigrants from

California house



Posted 14m ago



RIVERSIDE, California (AP) — Authorities say they

have rescued more than three dozen immigrants

locked inside a boarded-up bedroom in a Southern

California drop house.



Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials said

Wednesday some of the 37 immigrants from six

Latin American countries had been held for weeks in

the 10-by-10-foot room in Riverside and had gone

several days without food.



Authorities say they began searching for the house

after a caller reported smugglers had threatened to

kill his relative when the family could not pay for his

release.



Debra Parker, assistant special agent in charge for

ICE Homeland Security Investigations in Riverside,

says six suspected illegal immigrants were also

arrested for investigation of the house, which was

searched Tuesday afternoon.

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ISN’T ARIZONA THE STATE NARCOMEX HAS OCCUPIED, AND OBAMA HAS ASSAULT BECAUSE OF THEIR ATTEMPT TO DEFEND THEMSELVES FROM THE MEXICAN INVASION????



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50 illegal

immigrants, 10

smugglers arrested

in Arizona



Posted 3/26/2010 12:27 AM



PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona authorities say they

arrested 10 human smugglers and rescued 50

illegal immigrants held in drop houses in Phoenix

in two separate incidents this week.



Detectives from the Illegal Immigration Prevention

and Apprehension Co-op Team made the first

arrests Tuesday after a three-month investigation

into a human smuggling organization by the

Arizona Department of Public Safety.



Authorities say three suspected coyotes were taken

into custody from a drop house, and 12 Mexican

immigrants being held against their will were

rescued.



On Wednesday, 45 people were found in a Phoenix

home. The Department of Public Safety says seven

were identified as suspected human smugglers and

the remaining 38 were illegal immigrants from

Mexico.



All 50 suspected illegal immigrants were turned

over to Immigration and Customs Enforcement

officials.

OBAMA VS AMERICAN PEOPLE - KABUKI DEMOCRACY or a nation operated for WALL ST?

WHILE THIS BOOK DOES NOT POINT A FINGER AT OBAMA, WHO AS SEEN HIM EVEN ONCE TO CAPITULATE TO THE BIG WALL ST. INTERESTS, AS HE STAGES HIS POPULIST PERFORMANCE OF “CHANGE”…




I THINK WE ALL KNOW WHERE THE COUNTRY IS RUN FROM! WALL ST!



AND THE RAPE AND PILLAGE GOES ON AND ONE!

Kabuki Democracy: The System vs. Barack Obama [Paperback]

Eric Alterman (Author)

Editorial Reviews

Product Description

In this agenda-setting essay, journalist and historian Eric Alterman explains what is really happening with the Obama presidency. While Obama's many compromises have disappointed liberals, Alterman argues that these concessions are largely due to a political system that is rigged against progressive change. These structural impediments to democracy have made the keeping of Obama's campaign promises all but impossible.

Brilliantly blending incisive political analysis with a clear agenda for change, Kabuki Democracy cuts through the clichés of conservative propaganda and lazy mainstream media analysis to demonstrate that genuine "change" will come to America only when people care enough to challenge the system.

About the Author

Eric Alterman is a CUNY Distinguished Professor of English and Journalism, a media columnist for the Nation, a Senior Fellow at the Center for American Progress, and the author of seven books, including the national best-sellers What Liberal Media? and The Book on Bush. He lives in New York City.

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Product Details

• Paperback: 224 pages

• Publisher: Nation Books (January 11, 2011)

• Language: English

• ISBN-10: 1568586590

• ISBN-13: 978-1568586595

• Product Dimensions: 8.1 x 5.4 x 0.7 inches • *

Kabuki Democracy - more to see behind the painted screens, January 13, 2011

By

BP - See all my reviews

This review is from: Kabuki Democracy: The System vs. Barack Obama (Paperback)

This book is a must read for everyone. We all need to know the details of the rigging of this system we are told everyday is a democracy. We need to memorize these details so we spot them tomorrow in action, and so we stop blaming Obama for not getting done the work we thought we put him there to do.



Alterman sees the phenomenon exceptionally well. He explains why this government can move forward to cut taxes on the rich, spend ever increasing borrowed money on war contractors, and declare war on little countries under any pretense on any side of the world. That agenda is freely advanced, while progress for the Middle Class and working families is routinely and mysteriously thwarted despite Super Majorities in Congress and our man finally in the White House. His view is from the very center of an elaborate chessboard that's been constructed over decades to block legislation before the cameras and our very eyes. He sees every move into the distance up and down the rows and on the diagonals.



The details of the various systems are all things we all need to know to see through this fog of class warfare: senate rules to avoid having a Bill in the first place. Then there are the pinch hits, the last minute additions and deletions that escape press detection sneaked in to gut the Bill's intent. If that has to fail for the cameras, exemptions are the consolation prize. Enforcement is anyway a non-starter since by now for a few decades regulatory agencies have been stacked with "kill the beast" appointees converted into permanent government employees. Agency rules can be suspended anyway by small separate bills nobody notices or has to talk about. The details are myriad and extend as far as the eye can see up and down the chessboard in every direction. I'll leave the rest of the best for the reader to discover.



We need to talk more about the conditions that give rise to this phenomenon, however, while giving him five stars for focusing the conversation. He speaks about the power of culture to seduce and blind. Just like the personal writings of enlightenment thinkers Capernicus or Spinoza are riddled with metaphors for sin and god, desperately searching for words to reach out of the linguistic fog of their times, Alterman's own scrupulous and dutiful "inside progressive media" knowledge doesn't allow him to see behind the painted screens on the sidelines of the kabuki stage. He mentions David Koch and the Koch Brothers as behind so much of the nasty deception. He cites Buckley vs Valeo which most neglect as the quantum attractor factor in all this mess even though that ruling enabled in the first place all this deception of voters, taxpayers, property owners, and retirement savers starting in the 1970s. Most of his peers leave that detail out despite their ad nauseum writings and railings about deception and its results across the heartland all the time.



Beginning to peer behind the painted screens, he cites the TWO taxpayers behind "Concerned Taxpayers of America", and the ONE behind "Taxpayers Against Earmarks". He cites these same types behind Cato Institute, Heritage Foundation, American Enterprise Institute, Hoover Institution, American Crossroads, American Action Network, etc. in their game to dominate the political debate "with the demands of the exclusively super-rich". He cites the complicity of the Supreme Court in all of this duplicity since Burger, Rehnquist, Stevens, and Roberts despite Marbury vs Madison and their obligation to overturn anything disproportionate and imbalanced passed by congress that prevents all of us from protecting equally our property against the whims of these Tax-Cutters and Bubble Makers (who do always profit in both cases!). But, isn't Buckley vs Valeo and all these other chessboard moves invented and put in place since the 1970s simply a new rigging to preserve the long-held grip by these families or their predecessors over America that was slipping after the labor movement against FDR (over which he caved but gave them WWI war ships in Pearl Harbor and provocations against Japan) and the Civil Rights movement against Johnston (over which he caved and gave them more Vietnam, but anyway paid with one term)? Somehow an argument about protecting property rights from the capricious redistributing whims of a labor union unified mass democracy merited this ruling in this case brought for his social class by WF Buckley now known as "money as speech".* The minds of dynastic litigators can come up with this stuff. Now they have Roberts!



"When 'free-market' Republicans vote to support milk subsidies or sugar tariffs, or when 'pro-consumer' Democrats vote to exempt used car dealers from consumer financial protection legislation, it is easy to understand the mistrust and hard to believe that the influence of money hasn't weakened the ability of members to serve the principles, or even the interests, they were elected to represent."



What else is hard to believe here? Other writers who study declassified State Department and CIA papers call this phenomenon Alterman so well begins to deconstruct 'permanent government': an assortment of banking, academic, and clandestine alphabet agency operatives working the revolving agency doors in plain view on the chessboard squares no matter which party is "in power", and behind the scenes in clandestine operations to advance the interests of this small group of hidden super-rich. They are always in place to make their moves once all the front of screen Kabuki theater chessboard moves have been exhausted.



Anyone with any knowledge of any of these families and their money can see that sanctions against Cuba are now clearly linked to New York and New England banking interests who owned sugar plantations in that country for 300 years. Add to them expatriated dynastic land-owning Cuban families, who were always their peers and collaborators, perhaps suffering from the Stockholm Syndrome common in colonized countries. The sanctions against Iran are clearly linked to the losses of Rockefeller Chase Bank interests, designed as sanctions are, to undermine the 'respectable elements' and push an economically degraded and desperate populace of common people toward a belligerent reactionary right-wing with which we and our other puppet allies can more easily pick fights for the cameras, and for more right-wing votes here and everywhere. Add to that the money and property interests of powerful collaborator Iranians now expatriated across the USA. They are playing on all our post Powell political chessboards, and of all religions, they are active even in AIPAC. All these conflicts are called something else of course for public consumption, aided by media details Alterman covers superbly, but also Buckley vs Valeo, and now Citizens United. That something else sells to a gullible and misled American people whose property and wages are being systematically redistributed upward advancing only the interests of the super-rich. The real details of the sordid back-story behind those painted screens evades even the writers inside progressive media.



Despite mounting evidence like the Loyd Jowers civil case won by the Martin Luther King Jr Family in Memphis and other investigations into scandals like Watergate, Iran-Contra, War on Drugs, and 9/11, independently funded, independently acting 'permanent government' to advance interests of the chessboard and outside the Kabuki theater is an idea Alterman mentions not at all. Nor is the idea of clandestine operations against American people committed right here in sovereign territory. But, one step at a time is good. Whistle-blowers are increasingly coming forward to talk about it.



Alterman closes the books as if new awareness of the Kabuki moves and new self-organization by people like us alone can unite Americans to withstand this phenomenon once enough of us know about it. He can suggest this only perhaps because he doesn't know what other writers covered about CIA study programs starting in the 1970s that deconstructed the genesis of labor and civil rights movements with Phd students using complexity theory, so they could be permanently blocked. Deconstructing the Kabuki theater notwithstanding, the questions remain unanswered: blocking moves authorized by whom? paid for by whom? in the interests of whom?



Alterman's book is a great start. From the mere category of 'interesting if true', committed readers should now revisit the inconclusive conclusions of Church and Warren commissions to fully understand the extent to the rigging of this government off the chessboard of legislating, and behind the painted screens on the sidelines out-of-view of audiences and media insiders. Evidence without a doubt will be hard to come by because clandestine operatives are trained to avoid detection and arrest. Is Alterman's culture of peer review at university or inside progressive media a barrier to investigating such 'interesting if true' leads? Is the power of culture in academia and progressive media so severe, is the object lesson of others like Pierre Salinger who ventured in too far, or an anthrax package at ABC News, too much of a specter?



"The problem, moreover, can only worsen, as the big American banks become increasingly global in their orientation and thereby put the entire world economic system at risk with their irresponsible investments, undertaken outside the authority of any US or even West European regulatory agency."



Irresponsible for whom? It only takes knowledge and insight of the whys and wherefores of the players in the Napoleonic Era to know just how lucrative is putting the "entire world economic system at risk." Bankers in that era made their fortunes seducing Kings and their Courtesans into costly expansionary war, borrowing money, blowing up nations in asset bubble and debt crises, and then enforcing austerity on the working families while cleaning up in "distressed asset" markets. Distressed by whom? Such good fortune became the basis for "Dialogues in Hell between Machiavelli and Montesquieu" and reused again in "Protocols of the Elders of Zion" in the next century. When another King and his entourage of money men and war industrialists needed a cover-up, his secret police and conservative media tools of a different era obliged!



"Lewis Powell laid out the ambitions of the wealthy conservatives in a now infamous 1971 memo to director of the US Chamber of Commerce to use their financial power to transform American political culture into one in which wealth and power could be unleashed upon the rest of us without the need for stealth or even explanation. Powell...identified the enemy...sought to undermine the 'respectable elements of society' whom he intended to replace with people like themselves." Those respectable elements of society are clearly the decent hard working honest Middle Class families who were always the majority here.



ACORN, Sherrod, covered by Alterman, and now Arizona are all "first strikes". It doesn't matter what happens afterward with a criminal charge let's say against Sarah Palin for speech to incite violence. The useful damage is already done. The Tipping Point toward destabilization is one more step toward reached. First strikes show not only to us but to the perpetrators themselves the power they possess over us at each turn where they are not stopped by States Attorneys or Courts. They already know their power over the chessboard and all the players on it so aptly defined by Alterman. That they designed themselves. They already know what their other powers are behind the painted screens to undermine 'respectable elements'. That is what we now need to know!



The construction of the elaborate chessboard of blocking moves would only be required in society that must keep up the appearance of a constitutional democracy. Only as the public grew in education and money making skill did it learn to challenge long held authority and become a threat. This is the same story for a rising French Protestant Middle Class in a similar gambit started against them 500 years ago. Reading between the lines and into the future we see how the system distorts and manipulates our minds, but also how it easily advanced "no child left behind" with the aim of enforcing multiple choice tests in place of critical thinking.



Preferences of one centralized Board of Education in one state of Texas can easily purge the nation's textbooks of any heroic references to the struggle for democracy, or even the European or Athenian Enlightenments. They can easily find a way to redact Thomas Paine to suit them. No need for enlightenment in Texas. Profits are good and the desperate workers from an "economic system put at risk" are coming despite the lowest % for healthcare coverage, lowest % of college education, and highest % of illegal NAFTA refugees(speaking of economic systems south of the border put at risk) to keep wages preternaturally low. They'll have more pawns on our chessboard soon. With the systematic dumbing down of Americans, even this expensive elaborate chessboard constructed since the 1970s will soon be obsolete! We'll be back as they always wished it had remained, in the 1880s!



It lets software billionaires decide that small class size (and therefore higher unit cost and tax assessment) doesn't matter, "good teachers do". But, that is nothing new. JD Rockefeller and Andrew Carnegie formed education foundations to re-design education systems and shape the American mind the way they wanted it shaped. Rockefeller very successfully introduced petrochemicals into medicine with a philanthropy in medical education program that "unleashed wealth and power without the need for stealth or explanation". That is old hat around here that Powell only wanted to re-up. Being a law firm partner, he was always well paid to advance his secretive clients' interests as agent.



This book is an excellent start to a story that has to continue, get bolder, and step out of insider cultures and comfort zones! In "power of culture", we also need to identify the Stockholm Syndrome that keeps this whole system going. It replenishes the ranks every generation, decade, and mid-term election with dutiful tools to undermine the 'respectable elements'. They are the people who are not us, will never be us, will never marry our daughters, but who do want to be us! It can even keep the respectable elements themselves in line, evidently! Great book to spread around!



*In light of the lengthy discussion in the book about this SCOTUS genetic predisposition toward advancing Corporate personhood and "money as speech", since Corporations are people, effectively serving the same unifying function for unearned income dividend earners as labor unions once did for wage earning working families, can't the case be made on the same property protection precedent that labor unions should now be people too? To give working families the equal collective protection corporate shareholders get disproportionately to protect their property from redistribution? Redistribution up or down should be irrelevant. The property of the masses has clearly been disproportionately pillaged from Bubble Bust and Deficit Spending whims of those over-protected by the Supreme Court, and who are really in power. We'd better hurry to get the cases up, before Roberts guts the precedent for use of statistical evidence to show systemic injustice! He's working on it, according to Fortune this week!

OBAMA'S ASSAULT ON THE AMERICAN PEOPLE - His Open Borders & The Terrorist That Cross Them

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MEXICAN TERRORIST AND THE MEX DRUG CARTELS COMMIT AS MANY MURDERS AS MUSLIMS TERRORIST OVER THERE. BEHEADINGS ARE TYPICAL OF BOTH TERRORIST GROUPS. AND YET, OBAMA HAS DONE NOTHING BUT FIGHT AGAINST BORDER SECURITY, AS HE HAS HIS LA RAZA PROPAGANDA MINISTER, JANET NAPOLITANO LIE THROUGH HER BIG LA RAZA MOUNT ABOUT HER DEPT. of Homeland Security = Pathway to Citizenship’s TRUE EFFECTIVENESS.

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Lou Dobbs Tonight

Monday, September 28, 2009





And T.J. BONNER, president of the National Border Patrol Council, will weigh in on the federal government’s decision to pull nearly 400 agents from the U.S.-Mexican border. As always, Lou will take your calls to discuss the issues that matter most-and to get your thoughts on where America is headed.

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Obama Quietly Erasing Borders (Article)





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WND Exclusive PREMEDITATED MERGER

Obama quietly erasing borders

Dem administration advancing 'North American Union' agenda

Posted: December 15, 2010

10:20 pm Eastern



By Jerome R. Corsi

© 2010 WorldNetDaily



NOGALES, AZ - DECEMBER 10: U.S. agricultural inspector Mike Ollman questions a motorist entering the United States at the U.S.-Mexico border crossing on December 10, 2010 at Nogales, Arizona. Despite Arizona's tough immigration enforcement laws, thousands of Mexican citizens have permits to work in the U.S. and commute daily from their homes across the border in Mexico. Border crossings, known as ports of entry, are run by the U.S. Office of Field Operations, which is part of the department of U.S. Customs and Border Protection. Port personnel are the face at the border for most visitors and cargo entering the United States and are authorized to stop, question, search and examine everyone entering the country. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)



Acting quietly, below the radar of U.S. public opinion and without congressional approval, the Obama administration is implementing a key policy objective of the Security and Prosperity Partnership of North America, or SPP, to erase the border with Mexico and Canada.



The administration is acting under a State Department-declared policy initiative described in a March 23 fact sheet titled "United States-Mexico Partnership: A New Border Vision."



"Mexico and the United States have a shared interest in creating a 21st century border that promotes the security and prosperity of both countries," the State Department declared. "The U.S. and Mexican governments have launched a range of initiatives that challenge the traditional view of 'hold the line' and are developing a framework for a new vision of 21st centuryborder management."



At the same time, CTV News in Canada has obtained a draft copy of a declaration between the U.S. and Canada entitled "Beyond theBorder: A Shared Vision for Perimeter Security and Competitiveness," to be implemented by a newly created Canadian-U.S. "Beyond the Border Working Group."



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The two documents strongly suggest the Obama administration is pursuing a stealth bureaucratic methodology to establish a common North Americanborder around the continent, encompassing the U.S., Canada and Mexico, while simultaneously moving to erase the borders between the U.S. and Mexico as well as between the U.S. and Canada.



Under the Bush administration's SPP, the U.S., Mexico and Canada organized some 20 different "shadow government" bureaucratic working groups composed of agency heads and undersecretaries in the three nations. The groups span a wide range of policy areas, from e-commerce, to aviation policy, toborders and immigration, trilateral travel, transportation, energy, environment, food and agriculture, health and financial services.





WND has reported since 2006 that a blueprint published in 2005 by the Council on Foreign Relations entitled "Building a North America Community" called for the establishment of a common security perimeter around North America by 2010 to facilitate the free movement of people, trade and capital between the three nations of North America.



In his 2001 book, "Toward a North American Community," American University professor Robert Pastor, a co-chair of the CFR blue ribbon committee that authored "Building a North American Community," called for the creation of a North American Commission, a North American Parliament, and a North American Court on Trade and Investment.



The language of the documents declaring "A New Border Vision" with Mexico and Canada could easily have been lifted directly from the CFR report or Pastor's book.



The 2005 CFR report "Building a North American Community" called on page xvii of the Foreword for the "establishment by 2010 of a North American economic and security perimeter, the boundaries of which would be defined by a common external tariff and an outer security perimeter."



CTV News reported that the language of the draft agreement specified that "A New Border Vision" for the U.S. and Canada would involve "a perimeter approach to security, working together within, at, and away from theborders of our two countries in a way that supports economic competitiveness, job creation and prosperity, and in a partnership to enhance our security and accelerate the legitimate flow of people and goods between our two countries."



Similarly, the U.S. State Department fact sheet calling for "A New Border Vision" with Mexico specified five areas of "joint border management, co-responsibility for cross-border crime, and shared commitment to the efficient flow of legal commerce and travel," namely: enhancing public safety, securing flows of people and goods, expediting legitimate commerce and travel, engaging border communities, and setting policy.



Under "setting policy," the State Department fact sheet with Mexico called for achieving rapid policy change through "an agile inter-agency process within each country as well as a means by which both governments can easily coordinate at a bi-national level."



This provides additional support for the conclusion that the bureaucratic "working groups" established under SPP in the Bush administration will continue to operate under Obama administration.



CTV News reported that the draft declaration of "A New Border Vision" with Canada similarly also specified a cross-border policy agenda, including:



* An integrated cargo security strategy;



* A joint approach to port and border security and screening;



* Cross-border sharing of information between law enforcement agencies;



* A closer working relationship between the two militaries in the event of emergencies;



* A new level of collaboration on preventing and recovering from counter attacks.



Affirming the continuance of the working group process, the draft declaration with Canada specifies the U.S. and Canada "intend to address threats at the earliest point possible, including outside the perimeter of our two countries."



The origin of the SPP can be traced to a trilateral summit meeting in Waco, Texas, March 23, 2005, between President George W. Bush, then-Mexican President Vicente Fox and then-Canadian Prime Minister Paul Martin.



At the end of the Waco summit, the three leaders simply declared that the U.S., Mexico and Canada were now in the Security and Prosperity Partnership, without the signing of any international agreement between the three countries or the ratifying of any trilateral treaty by the U.S. Senate.



The SPP in the administration of President Bush appeared designed to replicate the steps taken in Europe over a 50-year period following the end of World War II to transform an economic agreement under the European Common Market into a full-fledged regional government, operating as the European Union, with its own currency, the euro, functioning as the sole legitimate currency in what has become known as "the eurozone."



The concern was that under the SPP, the North American Free Trade Agreement, or NAFTA, could evolve into a regional government, the North American Union, with a regional currency, the Amero, designed to replace the U.S. dollar, the Mexican peso and the Canadian dollar.



WND has reported analysts have believed the North American integration plan will proceed incrementally, largely below the radar, since the SPP was declared "dead" by one of its chief architects, American University Professor Robert A. Pastor, who for nearly 15 years has been a major proponent of building a "North American Community."

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Al Qaida affiliates still at fore of threats to U.S.: Clapper

Jonathan S. Landay
McClatchy Newspapers

last updated: February 10, 2011 12:09:37 PM

WASHINGTON — Terrorism, the spread of nuclear, biological and chemical weapons and espionage, especially cyber attacks and the theft of U.S. technology, are the leading U.S. national security threats, the top U.S. intelligence official said Thursday.

Delivering the U.S. intelligence community’s annual threat assessment to Congress, Director of National Intelligence James R. Clapper said the country faces “numerous” other “potential dangers over the long term."

“It is the multiplicity and interconnectedness of potential threats — and the actors behind them — that constitute our biggest challenge,” Clapper said in the report submitted to the House Intelligence Committee.

Testifying before the committee, Clapper was flanked by the heads of other U.S. intelligence agencies, including CIA Director Leon Panetta.

Clapper said that the al Qaida leadership based in Pakistan’s tribal region bordering Afghanistan has been “damaged” by U.S. counter-terrorism efforts.

But, he continued, Osama bin Laden’s inner circle and affiliated groups in the Middle East and North Africa will remain “at the forefront of our national security threats over the coming year,” plotting attacks on the U.S. homeland and targets overseas.

Apparently referring to the deaths of operatives in U.S. drone attacks in Pakistan’s tribal areas, Clapper said that, “In light of the loss of experienced personnel, we judge that it (al Qaida) will seek to augment sophisticated plots by increasing its operational tempo with smaller, simpler ones to demonstrate its continued relevance to the global jihad.”

He warned that al Qaida “affiliates” in North Africa, Somalia and Yemen “probably will grow stronger” in the absence of “more effective and sustained activities to disrupt them.”

“The result may be that regional affiliates conducting most of the terrorist attacks and multiple voices will provide inspiration for the global jihadist movement,” Clapper said.”

Al Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula, the Yemen-based group behind the failed 2009 Christmas Day bombing of an airliner over Detroit and last year’s foiled plot to ship bombs disguised as printer cartridges to the United States, “is increasingly devoted to directing and inspiring attacks on the U.S. homeland and other targets in the West, he continued.

In a related development, Clapper said that “a small, but growing number of Americans have become involved in the global jihadist movement” over the last five years, many of them inspired by extremist propaganda on the Internet.

“They have occupied a variety of roles with extremist groups overseas, such as foot soldiers and front line combatants, operational planners, propagandists, attack operatives for Homeland plots, and even senior leaders, with some American extremists combining multiple roles,” he said.

“American extremists will likely remain a small part of the jihad, but play a disproportionately large role in the threat to US interests because of their understanding of the U.S. homeland, connections to compatriots back in the United States, and relatively easy access to the homeland and potentially to US facilities overseas,” he warned.

Clapper indicated that U.S. intelligence analysts don’t believe that Iran has begun developing a nuclear weapon yet.

“We assess that Iran is keeping open the option” by forging ahead with its uranium enrichment program in defiance of U.N. Security Council demands to suspend the effort, he said.

“We do not know, however, if Iran will eventually decide to build nuclear weapons,” said Clapper. There is “a real risk,” he warned, that Iran’s refusal to halt its program “will prompt other countries in the Middle East to pursue nuclear options.”

Although North Korea has twice tested nuclear devices during the last six years, Clapper said that the U.S. intelligence community assessed that it “would consider using nuclear weapons only under certain narrow circumstances.”

The United States “remains the highest priority intelligence target” for many foreign intelligence services,” Clapper said. “The cyber environment provides unprecedented opportunities for adversaries to target the U.S. due to our reliance on information systems.”

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Surge of immigrants from India baffles border officials in Texas

Thousands from India have entered Texas illegally from Mexico in the last year. Most are Sikhs who claim religious persecution at home.

By Richard Marosi and Andrew Becker

February 6, 2011

Reporting from Harlingen, Texas Thousands of immigrants from India have crossed into the United States illegally at the southern tip of Texas in the last year, part of a mysterious and rapidly growing human-smuggling pipeline that is backing up court dockets, filling detention centers and triggering investigations.



The immigrants, mostly young men from poor villages, say they are fleeing religious and political persecution. More than 1,600 Indians have been caught since the influx began here early last year, while an undetermined number, perhaps thousands, are believed to have sneaked through undetected, according to U.S. border authorities.



Hundreds have been released on their own recognizance or after posting bond. They catch buses or go to local Indian-run motels before flying north for the final leg of their months-long journeys.



"It was long … dangerous, very dangerous," said one young man wearing a turban outside the bus station in the Rio Grande Valley town of Harlingen.



The Indian migration in some ways mirrors the journeys of previous waves of immigrants from far-flung places, such as China and Brazil, who have illegally crossed the U.S. border here. But the suddenness and still-undetermined cause of the Indian migration baffles many border authorities and judges.



The trend has caught the attention of anti-terrorism officials because of the pipeline's efficiency in delivering to America's doorstep large numbers of people from a troubled region. Authorities interview the immigrants, most of whom arrive with no documents, to ensure that people from neighboring Pakistan or Middle Eastern countries are not slipping through.



There is no evidence that terrorists are using the smuggling pipeline, FBI and Department of Homeland Security officials said.



The influx shows signs of accelerating: About 650 Indians were arrested in southern Texas in the last three months of 2010 alone. Indians are now the largest group of immigrants other than Latin Americans being caught at the Southwest border.



The migration is the "most significant" human-smuggling trend being tracked by U.S. authorities, said Kumar Kibble, deputy director of Immigration and Customs Enforcement, or ICE. In 2009, the Border Patrol arrested only 99 Indians along the entire Southwest border.



"It's a dramatic increase," Kibble said. "We do want to monitor these pipelines and shut them down because it is a vulnerability. They could either knowingly or unknowingly smuggle people into the U.S. that pose a national security threat."



Most of the immigrants say they are from the Punjab or Gujarat states. They are largely Sikhs who say they face religious persecution, or members of the Bharatiya Janata Party who say they are targeted for beatings by members of the National Congress Party.



But analysts and human rights monitors say political conditions in India don't explain the migration. There is no evidence of the kind of persecution that would prompt a mass exodus, they say, and Sikhs haven't been targets since the 1980s. The prime minister of India, Manmohan Singh, is a Sikh.



"There is no reason to believe these claims have any truth to them," said Sumit Ganguly, a political science professor and director of the India Studies Program at Indiana University.



Some authorities think the immigrants are simply seeking economic opportunities and are willing to pay $12,000 to $20,000 to groups that smuggle them to staging grounds in northern Mexico. Kibble said smugglers may have shifted to the Southwest after ICE dismantled visa fraud rings that brought Indians to the Northeast.



Many Indians begin their journey by flying from Mumbai to Dubai, then to South American countries such as Ecuador or Venezuela, according to authorities and immigration attorneys. Guatemala has emerged as the key transit hub into Mexico, they said. The roundabout journeys are necessary because Mexico requires visas for Indians.



They sneak across the dangerous Guatemala-Mexico border and take buses or private vehicles to the closest U.S.-Mexico border. Mexican organized crime groups are suspected of being involved either in running the operations or in charging groups tolls to pass through their territory.



The Indians usually wade across the Rio Grande, and then are shuttled from stash houses to transportation rings that take them north. David Aguilar, deputy commissioner of Customs and Border Protection, an agency within the Department of Homeland Security, said he believed a high percentage were caught as soon as they crossed the river.



"We very intensely interview, look at their backgrounds, check them against any watch list," Aguilar said, adding that although India is not considered a "special interest" source country for terrorists, the undocumented immigrants are scrutinized as if it were.



The detainees eventually claim asylum. In January, immigration court calendars at the area's two main detention facilities were full of the common Indian surnames Patel and Singh, and attorneys and judges struggled to keep up. Some attorneys had failed to file the necessary forms; interpreters were not always available. Judge Keith Hunsucker said more immigration judges would soon be assigned to handle the increased workload.



Many detained immigrants clear the first hurdle toward a full asylum hearing by convincing asylum officers they have a "credible fear" of persecution if they return to India. They can then post a bond and move anywhere in the United States as long as they agree to appear for their next court date.



Not all show up, however. "That's why I won't take their cases anymore," said Cathy Potter, a local immigration attorney who helped about 20 Indians get freed on bond last year. "It undermines my credibility. I don't want anything to do with this."



It is not clear how many Indians have been granted asylum or deported; immigration officials did not fulfill requests for that information. Judges and attorneys appear to be toughening up, however. Bond amounts have risen sharply in recent months, and attorneys say asylum claims are increasingly being rejected.



Judge William Peterson raised doubts during a recent hearing when a 27-year-old Punjabi woman said she had been beaten and raped, her sari ripped off by several attackers. The petite woman, her long hair in a ponytail, said she was targeted because her husband was a driver for National Congress Party officials.



"I haven't heard you tell me anything that you did on behalf of the party that would irritate these people," Peterson said at the hearing held by video conference.



"We used to give help to the poor. They did not like that," she said. Peterson rejected her claim for a finding of "credible fear," deeming her story inconsistent with statements she had made to an asylum officer. "They're going to kill me. They're going to rape me," she pleaded, wiping away a tear.



But hundreds of immigrants have persuaded asylum officers and judges to grant credible-fear findings, clearing the way for bond hearings.



Hunsucker, an immigration judge at the Port Isabel Detention Center near Brownsville, set bond amounts ranging from $15,000 to $40,000 for 10 Indians one recent morning.



Most said they had relatives or friends in the U.S. willing to sponsor them, though the judge raised concerns about some. In one case, a young man said his sponsor was his cousin, a woman. But the faxed identification document of the cousin showed a picture of a man with a beard. The bond was set at $15,000.



Once released, the immigrants are transported to the Greyhound bus station in downtown Harlingen. One recent evening, 10 Indians crowded around pay telephones and the bus counter, struggling with limited English skills to arrange travel.



One young man paid for a $204, two-day bus ride to New York City. When the clerk asked his name, he handed over his detention center ID wristband.



A young man wearing a turban asked the clerk for information on the next bus to Indiana. He spoke broken English and later tried to provide details about his journey, but other immigrants nudged him to keep quiet. The trip was worth it, he said, adding, "I'm happy, because it's safe" in the U.S.



Outside, motel operators offered to shuttle the men to their nearby quarters. Shoving matches between motel operators have broken out in recent weeks as they compete to fill their $44-per-night rooms with immigrants.



The Indians are largely unseen in the towns along the Rio Grande Valley, where they disappear into detention centers, stash houses or motel rooms. Some Sikhs have been confronted by locals alarmed by the sight of people wearing turbans, motel workers say.



Federal agents investigating human-smuggling rings have visited at least one motel, America's Best Value Inn in Raymondville, workers said. General Manager Kevin Patel denied any wrongdoing.



He houses about 20 Indians per week, he said, shuttling them to and from the bus station and printing out airline boarding passes. He serves them meals in his motel apartment, often the first Indian food they've had in months, he said.



One recent guest, Bharat Panchal, 37, said he was released from detention in late January after friends posted his $20,000 bond. India had become dangerous, he said, because of political unrest in his home state of Gujarat. He was flying later that day to Los Angeles to live with a friend, he said.



Patel said the sudden appearance of Indian immigrants in southern Texas baffled him.



"When they first showed up, I scratched my head a little bit," Patel said. But he has opened his doors and makes the immigrants feel at home.



"They need a place to stay," he said. "They need food. They speak my language, so of course, as a human being, I can help them out."



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Radical Muslim Cleric Slips into U.S. Through Mexico

Last Updated: Tue, 02/01/2011 - 12:29pm



A radical Muslim cleric banned from two different countries snuck into the United States through Mexico, affirming several reports that Middle Eastern terrorists regularly enter the country through the porous southern border.

The Tunisian imam (Said Jaziri), who has an international criminal past, paid $5,000 to get smuggled across the border near San Diego, according to a local newspaper that says it all went down just a few weeks ago. Jaziri only got caught because firefighters in the area tipped off the U.S. Border Patrol after they saw him and a Mexican man get into a car trunk in a renowned smuggling pickup area.

A Tijuana-based smuggling cartel had escorted Jaziri and a Mexican illegal immigrant over the border fence near Tecate, according to authorities cited in the story. Once on the U.S. side, they walked in the night to a spot where drivers routinely pick illegal aliens up for smuggling runs into San Diego. Jaziri evidently told authorities that he flew from Africa to Europe then to Central America and Chetumal, Mexico where he took a bus to Tijuana.

Jaziri was deported from Canada a few years ago and from France sometime in the 1990s, after serving a prison sentence for participating in a fundamentalist attack on a person who was accused of closing down a prayer room. Jaziri once led the largest mosque in Montreal, where he advocated Islamic law, known as Sharia. A few years ago he called for the death of a Danish cartoonist that drew pictures of the prophet Mohammed.

Incredibly, a growing number of Islamic extremists like Jaziri are slipping into the U.S. through Mexico. Just a few months ago a veteran federal agent announced that The U.S. Border Patrol has captured thousands of people who have been classified as OTM (Other Than Mexican) along the 2,000-mile southern border and many are from terrorist nations like Yemen, Iran, Sudan, Somalia and Afghanistan. The feds call them SIAs (Special Interest Aliens) and the government doesn’t want Americans to know about them.

This has been going on for some time. In fact, in 2007 the top Homeland Security official in Texas confirmed that terrorists with ties to Hezbollah, Hamas and Al Qaeda had been arrested crossing into the state through the Mexican border. A few years ago the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) revealed details of how Islamic terrorists and violent Mexican drug gangs have long teamed up to successfully penetrate the U.S. as well as finance terror networks in the Middle East.

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THE REASON NAPOLITANO HEADS THE DEPT of HOMELAND SECURITY = PATHWAY TO CITIZENSHIP… IS BECAUSE SHE’S A LA RAZA PARTY MEMBER AND ADVOCATE FOR OPEN BORDERS LIKE OBAMA, AND HIS NEW CHIEF OF STAFF, J.P. MORGAN BANKSTER AND OPEN BORDERS ADVOCATE



FROM JUDICIAL WATCH



Napolitano Touts “Unprecedented” Border Security Plan

Last Updated: Wed, 02/02/2011 - 12:31pm

In a perpetual state of denial, Janet Napolitano insists that security along the Mexican border has been strengthened “in a way that many would not have thought possible,” even as drug-cartel violence reaches epic proportions and routinely spills into the U.S.

The delusional assessment from the nation’s Homeland Security chief comes just a few months after her equally infuriating estimate that the southern border “is as secure as it has ever been.” Napolitano made that assertion in September, as violence escalated along the Mexican border and overwhelmed federal agents got attacked by heavily armed drug smugglers. In fact, days before Madam Secretary made that brilliant statement, Border Patrol agents came under siege during a bust that netted half a ton of U.S.-bound marijuana.

As the crisis worsens, Napolitano continues to paint a rosy picture that certainly diminishes her credibility as the top official responsible for keeping the nation safe. During a speech at a Texas university this week she said that the Obama Administration’s “unprecedented effort” to intensify southwest border security “is working” and that the nation’s “partnership with Mexico is strong.” The U.S. government has given Mexico more than $1 billion in the last few years to combat drug violence, though its worst than ever.

Napolitano did acknowledge that there are still “challenges” and that she’s “deeply concerned about the drug cartel violence taking place in Mexico.” That’s probably because the sophisticated operations have taken over northern portions of the notoriously corrupt Latin American country and the U.S. is feeling the spillover effects.

In fact, Mexico’s most violent region (Ciudad Juarez) borders El Paso and the situation is so serious that bullets from shootouts among rival smugglers regularly spill into the city, once ranked among the nation’s safest. One example took place a few months ago when a myriad of bullets fired into El Paso, striking City Hall and a public university building. The local sheriff says the gun battles are breaking out everywhere but his hands are tied because he’s legally forbidden from intervening in another country’s war.

Napolitano agrees that the U.S. must guard against such “spillover effects,” but insists that it “is inaccurate to state, as too many have, that the border is overrun with violence and out of control.” That statement is often made to “score political points,” Napolitano says, and it is “just plain wrong.” To assure that our southern neighbors get the speech, the Department of Homeland Security has posted a Spanish version on its web site.



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Threat grows as Mexican cartels move to beef up U.S. presence

By William Booth and Nick Miroff

Washington Post Foreign Service

Tuesday, October 19, 2010; 1:36 AM

SAN DIEGO -- When a major Mexican drug cartel opened a branch office here on the California side of the border, U.S. authorities tapped into their cellphones - then listened, watched and waited.

Their surveillance effort captured more than 50,000 calls over six months, conversations that reached deep into Mexico and helped build a sprawling case against 43 suspects - including Mexican police and top officials - allegedly linked to a savage trafficking ring known as the Fernando Sanchez Organization.

According to the wiretaps and confidential informants, the suspects plotted kidnappings and killings and hired American teenage girls, with nicknames like Dopey, to smuggle quarter-pound loads of methamphetamine across the border for $100 a trip. To send a message to a rival, they dumped a disemboweled dog in his mother's front yard.

But U.S. law enforcement officials say the most worrisome thing about the Fernando Sanchez Organization was how aggressively it moved to set up operations in the United States, working out of a San Diego apartment it called "The Office."

At a time of heightened concern in Washington that drug violence along the border may spill into the United States, the case dubbed "Luz Verde," or Green Light, shows how Mexican cartels are trying to build up their U.S. presence.

The Fernando Sanchez Organization's San Diego venture functioned almost like a franchise, prosecutors say, giving it greater control over lucrative smuggling routes and drug distribution networks north of the border.

"They moved back and forth, from one side to the other. They commuted. We had lieutenants of the organization living here in San Diego and ordering kidnappings and murders in Mexico," said Todd Robinson, the assistant U.S. attorney who will prosecute the alleged drug ring next year.

The case shows that as the border becomes less of an operational barrier for Mexican cartels, it appears to be less of one for U.S. surveillance efforts. Because the suspects' cellphone and radio traffic could be captured by towers on the northern side of the border, U.S. agents were able to eavesdrop on calls made on Mexican cellphones, between two callers in Mexico - a tactic prosecutors say has never been deployed so extensively.

Captured on one wiretap: a cartel leader, a former homicide detective from Tijuana, negotiating with a Mexican state judicial police officer about a job offer to lead a death squad.

Recorded on other calls: the operation's biggest catch, Jesus Quinones Marquez, a high-ranking Mexican official and alleged cartel operative code-named "El Rinon," or "The Kidney." As he worked and socialized with U.S. law enforcement officials in his role as international liaison for the Baja California attorney general's office, Quinones passed confidential information to cartel bosses and directed Mexican police to take action against rival traffickers, prosecutors say.

He and 34 other suspects are now in U.S. jails. The remaining eight are still at large.

Investigators say it is not unusual for Mexican cartel leaders and their underlings to move north to seek refuge, or place representatives in such cities as Los Angeles, Chicago and Atlanta to manage large deliveries of drugs. But the Fernando Sanchez Organization was more ambitious. It was building a network in San Diego, complete with senior managers to facilitate large and small drug shipments and sales.

Cross-border network

The gang is an offshoot of the Tijuana cartel, led by baby-faced Fernando Sanchez Arellano, a nephew of the once fearsome Arellano-Felix brothers who ran the Tijuana drug trade for almost 20 years before they were captured or killed. The nephew's organization is a weaker syndicate, at war with itself and rivals, police say, and locked in a desperate struggle to maintain market share in the highly competitive billion-dollar drug corridor into California.

Unlike the cartel crews in Mexico, which are typically built on strong ties between families or friends, the San Diego franchise recruited from U.S.-based Latino street gangs. Some were illegal immigrants, others U.S. citizens, according to arrest warrants. Twelve of the 43 indicted have alleged gang affiliations in San Diego. Six of the 43 are current or former Mexican law enforcement officers. Eight are women.

"You couldn't pick these people out of a crowd," said Leonard Miranda, a retired captain in the Chula Vista, Calif., police department who worked on the investigation. "Some of them kept a very low profile. Their family members didn't even know."

According to the 86-page federal racketeering indictment unsealed July 23, cartel members operated stash houses, managed smuggling crews, distributed marijuana and methamphetamine, trafficked weapons, laundered money, committed robberies and collected drug debts. When people did not pay, they were kidnapped or targeted with execution on both sides of the border.

U.S. authorities say the wiretaps allowed them to foil murder plots and other violent acts. The assistant special agent in charge of the San Diego FBI office, David Bowdich, said his teams stopped the execution of two Mexican police officers. The authorities also saved a cartel associate called "Sharky" who was going to be killed because he had disrespected drug lords in Tijuana.

Troubling signs

From their apartments by the beach or cars parked at motels, the targets of the investigation talked and talked on their cellphones.

They almost always spoke in Spanish, usually in clipped code, with lots of street slang. They bought and quickly discarded the phones. Top lieutenants often employed "alineadores," personal assistants who juggled a dozen phones and took messages so that the boss would not be heard on the line. Investigators say the alleged cartel members clearly were afraid that their calls could be monitored.

And they were right. In February, the FBI secured hard-to-get "roving" wiretaps for 44 individuals that allowed investigators to track their movements via global positioning satellites.

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I see a lot of posts regarding the state of California's financial affairs... so, here's the most important salient fact we need to consider: California has a budget deficit of $25.4 billion this year. California spends 10 to 15 billion on social services and jailing for illegal aliens per year. Even a progressive should be able to do this math.



2 out of every 3 births in Los Angeles county hospitals are to illegal alien mothers. 1 out of every 2 births in the entire state of California is to an illegal alien mother. These births are paid for with tax dollars... both states and federal. 1 out of every 10 births in the United States are to an illegal alien mother. These births are paid for with state and federal tax dollars.



This why the legislation to end the toxic practice of being one of the last two remaining developed nations in the entire world ( Canada being the other one) to still grant birthright citizenship to the children of citizens of foreign nations must be passed. This practice serves as an enticement to illegal aliens to come to the United States to have their child or children, since the mother gets 'free' prenatal care, as well as having the child in the hospital for 'free', by virtue of American tax dollars. The child, being a citizen is entitled immediately to welfare and every other benefit to which any American or legal immigrant is entitled, and the family the illegal alien parent(s)) get rent subsidies, food stamps, etc. through that child. Clearly this must end.



The legislation in Virgina will serve to increase pressure on illegal aliens to self deport, at their own expense, and should be instituted in every state. WE must move to close the loop holes and remove the enticements for illegal aliens to garner benefits while shattering our existing federal immigration laws.



Write, email and telephone your congressmen firmly, cordially, and often. You will find a complete list of all members of congress and their contact information at senate dot gov and house dot gov and you are free to contact as many as you like, not only your own. These sites also list the committee memberships and the House and the Senate Judiciary committees are an excellent addition to your call and mailing list.



Tell then you support the efforts of these legislators to end the predation of illegal aliens on this nation, to secure the borders, to make E-verify mandatory across the nation, to enforce existing federal immigration law fully and consistently, to suspend federal funds to 'sanctuary' cities until they comply and vigorously enforce existing federal immigration law, to require proof of citizenship and fingerprint submission to register to vote in the United States of America and that photo ID, proof of residency and a valid voter registration card be presented at the polling place prior to voting, and that NAFTA be repealed as the massive national security risk that it imposes on the nation, NO AMNESTY.



The voices of the citizens and legal immigrants of this nation, the electorate, count. Let them hear your voice.

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Government Data Imply High Immigrant Crime Rates; Findings Contradict Older Research Showing Low Rates



PRNewswire November 19, 2009

WASHINGTON, Nov. 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Center for Immigration Studies has published a detailed report on immigration and crime based on a variety of recently released data, including some obtained through Freedom of Information Act requests. The newer government data implies that immigrants have relatively high rates of crime. This contradicts older academic research that generally found low rates of crime. The overall picture of immigrants and crime remains confused due to conflicting information and a lack of good data.

The report, "Immigration and Crime: Assessing a Conflicted Issue," by Steven Camarota and Jessica Vaughan, is online at http:// cis.org/ImmigrantCrime

Among the findings:

-- The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) estimates that immigrants

(legal and illegal) comprise 20 percent of inmates in prisons and jails.

The foreign-born are 15.4 percent of the nation's adult population.

However, DHS has not provided a detailed explanation of how the

estimates were generated.

-- Under contract to DHS in 2004, Fentress, Inc. reviewed 8.1 million

inmate records from state prison systems and 45 large county jails. They

found that 22 percent of inmates were foreign-born. But the report did

not cover all of the nation's jails.

-- The 287(g) program and related efforts have found high rates of

illegal-alien incarceration in some communities. But it is unclear if

the communities are representative of the country:

-- Maricopa County, Ariz.: 22 percent of felons are illegal aliens;

-- Lake County, Ill.: 19 percent of jail inmates are illegal aliens;

-- Collier County, Fla.: 20 to 22 percent of jail inmates and arrestees

are illegal aliens;

-- Weld County, Colo.: 12.8 to 15.2 percent of those jailed are illegal

aliens.

-- DHS states that it has identified 221,000 non-citizens in the nation's

jails. This equals 11 to 15 percent of the jail population. Non- citizens

are 8.6 percent of the nation's total adult population.

-- The Federal Bureau of Prisons reports that 26.4 percent of inmates in

federal prisons are non-citizens. However, federal prisons are not

representative of prisons generally or local jails.

-- Recent reports by the Public Policy Institute of California (PPIC) and

Immigration Policy Center (IPC) showing low rates of immigrant

incarceration highlight the data problems in many studies. The 2000

Census data they used are not reliable.

-- An analysis of the data used in the PPIC and IPC studies by the National

Research Council found that 53 percent of the time the Census Bureau had

to make an educated guess whether a prisoner was an immigrant. The

studies are essentially measuring these guesses, not actual immigrant

incarceration.

-- The poor quality of data used in the PPIC and IPC studies is illustrated

by wild and implausible swings. It shows a 28 percent decline in

incarcerated immigrants 1990 to 2000 -- yet the overall immigrant

population grew 59 percent. Newer Census data from 2007 show a 146

percent increase in immigrant incarceration 2000 to 2007 -- yet, the

overall immigrant population grew only 22 percent.

-- The "Survey of Inmates in State and Federal Correctional Facilities"

shows that 8.1 percent of prisoners in state prisons are immigrants

(legal and illegal). However, the survey excludes jails and relies on

inmate self-identification, which is likely to understate the number of

immigrants.

-- In 2009, 57 percent of the 76 fugitive murderers most wanted by the

Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) were foreign-born. It is likely

however that because immigrants can more readily flee to other

countries, they comprise a disproportionate share of fugitives.

-- Most studies comparing crime rates and immigration levels across cities

show no clear correlation between the immigrant share of a city's

population and its level of crime. This is one of the strongest

arguments that immigrants do not have high crime rates. However, such

studies generally measure only overall crime, not crimes specifically

committed by immigrants. Also, a 2009 analysis by DHS' Office of

Immigration Statistics found that crime rates were higher in

metropolitan areas that received large numbers of legal immigrants.

-- From 1998 to 2007, 816,000 criminal aliens were removed from the United

States because of a criminal charge or conviction. This is equal to

about one-fifth of the nation's total jail and prison population. These

figures do not include those removed for the lesser offense of living or

working in the country illegally. The removal and deportation of large

numbers of criminal aliens may reduce immigrant incarceration rates

because many will not return and re-offend, as is the case with many

native-born criminals.

-- Some have argued that the fall in overall national crime rates since the

early 1990s is evidence that immigration actually reduces crime.

However, overall crime rates are affected by many factors. Moreover, the

1970s and 1980s saw crime rates rise along with immigration levels.

-- Overall incarceration rates are also a poor means of examining the link

between immigration and crime. Since the 1970s, the share of the U.S.

population that is incarcerated has grown almost exactly in proportion

to the share of the population that is immigrant. But unless inmates can

be identified as immigrant or native-born this information sheds little

light on the issue of immigrant criminality.

The Center for Immigration Studies is an independent research institution that examines the impact of immigration on the United States.

SOURCE Center for Immigration Studies

Originally published by Center for Immigration Studies.

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Illegal immigrants, unlawful activities



Yakima Herald-Republic November 15, 2009

By Melissa Sanchez, Yakima Herald-Republic, Wash.

Nov. 15--YAKIMA, Wash. -- The Yakima County jail echoes with slamming steel doors and yelling prisoners as a federal agent sits down behind a computer with a list of inmates to interview.

Across the table is Julio Laguna Mendoza, a quiet 54-year-old arrested for drunken driving several days earlier. The computer shows he's no stranger to the system.

Laguna's been arrested a half-dozen times for illegally entering the country. Mug shots provide a time-sequence of Laguna aging after each arrest.

This time, he made it as far as Yakima. But it won't be long before he's deported again.

Few issues are more controversial or emotional than the impact illegal immigrants have on crime -- or how local law enforcement officers deal with illegal immigrants.

Immigrant-rights advocates insist that most are hard workers no more likely to commit crimes than citizens. Others blame illegal immigrants for a large share of the Yakima Valley's serious crime.

But getting an accurate picture has never been easy. To date, authorities say no specific research has been done on the impact of illegal immigration on the criminal justice system in Yakima County.

Local police, deputies and prosecutors say they don't know what percentage of crime immigrants commit because they don't ask suspects about their immigration status. Jailers don't keep statistics on whether inmates are here legally. And to some degree, federal agents seeking to identify immigration violators among the jail population must rely on what suspects say.

But a Yakima Herald-Republic analysis of county jail booking records for the month of October sheds some light on how many in the facility are suspected of violating immigration law and what local charges they face:

--Six percent of the more than 630 people booked into the jail on local charges in October were suspected of breaking immigration law and placed on federal hold.

(Immigrants who are not U.S. citizens account for just under 13 percent of Yakima County residents, according to a 2008 U.S. Census estimate. The census report did not distinguish between illegal immigrants and those here on visas.)

--Citizens and those placed on immigration holds were booked on felony charges at roughly equal rates, 28 percent and 26 percent, respectively.

--More than 60 percent of inmates with immigration holds were booked on traffic violations, such as driving without a license and negligent driving.

--Drunken driving, a gross misdemeanor, was the No. 1 charge against noncitizens.

Without extensive study, it's difficult to tell whether October was a statistically average month at the jail.

But local police officials, while repeatedly emphasizing they don't ask suspects about their immigration status, said the numbers weren't unexpected.

"It's not surprising at all," said Sunnyside deputy police chief Phil Schenck.

Authorities also agreed that jail bookings in October provide a fair snapshot of the Yakima Valley's demographics, which change with the agricultural calendar.

Exact comparisons are difficult, but the local rates are similar to those found in at least one study elsewhere on immigrants and criminality. A 2008 analysis by the nonpartisan Public Policy Institute of California showed that while immigrants make up about 35 percent of that state's population, they account for 17 percent of the adult prison population.

Federal agents have been pulling illegal immigrants from local jails for years.

"We're focusing on the most egregious criminals or threats to the public," said Bryan Wilcox, deputy field office director with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security in Seattle.

"Anyone we encounter in the jail, regardless of the circumstances of how they got to jail, if they're not a U.S. citizen then were going to look at them."

The federal actions, however, are not without controversy.

Ann Benson, director of the Washington Defenders Association Immigration Project, said the federal program targeting inmates in local jails doesn't seek out the most serious criminal aliens.

It's an indiscriminate dragnet that rounds up as many immigrants as possible, she said.

"The overwhelming majority of the people being rounded up are fathers, sons and brothers who have families that rely on them and who are members of our communities," she said.

Others, however, want to see far more aggressive enforcement.

Yakima County Sheriff Ken Irwin regularly gets asked why immigration status isn't questioned when deputies are investigating a crime.

"We concentrate on the criminals committing crimes, not those people violating immigration law, because effective law enforcement is based on trust of the community," he said. "And if we have a large segment of the community that does not trust law enforcement, then the community as a whole is less safe because crime is not being reported."

Besides, police agencies have enough trouble keeping up with drug crimes and car thefts, he said.

"I've told so many groups I've talked to that if I could get rid of the stupid white people who are heavily involved in ... methamphetamine -- wow, that's where we'd really see the reduction in crime," he said.

"But the illegal immigrant is an easy target and a little too easy to blame for the ills that we have."

His stance -- echoed by other Yakima Valley law enforcement leaders, including Yakima police Chief Sam Granato -- frustrates people like Bob West.

West is the president of Grassroots of Yakima Valley, an organization that wants local law enforcement agencies to verify the legal status of everybody they encounter -- and to alert federal immigration authorities of possible illegal immigrants.

"Nobody checks up on it because it's not the politically correct thing to do," West said. "I'm not saying all illegal immigrants are criminals. But the illegals have broken at least one law. Who knows what percentage of illegal immigrants break other laws?"

Some of the Valley's most vocal opponents of illegal immigration recognize that immigrants don't commit a disproportionate amount of crime here.

But their U.S.-born children do, said Nick Hughes, a retired hops seller who has stood in front of Yakima City Council meetings to blame Hispanic immigrants for gang violence.

"Most of the gang members are (children of illegal immigrants)," he said. "If we hadn't allowed the illegal parents here, we wouldn't have the children here causing the gang problems."

Few -- including those in law enforcement -- will disagree with Hughes' assessment. Irwin called the trend a breakdown in immigrant families.

"They're hardworking people, for the most part, but the children ... are not being disciplined and parented as they should be," Irwin said.

Illegal immigration brings its share of problems, even if crime is not a major one, Irwin said.

Overburdened schools, social services and hospitals are among reasons why the federal government should find a solution to the nation's immigration problem -- whether it's a path to citizenship for millions of illegal immigrants or mass deportation, he added.

"We've all been a part of this problem," Irwin said. "We're used to the services -- landscapers, construction, hotels, all of that, especially our agriculture industry has benefited from illegal immigration to a certain extent.

"We all need to be a part of a solution, whatever it may be."



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