Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Washington State and New Mexico Hand LA RAZA CITIZENSHIP to illegals

LA RAZA SUPREMACY IN WASHINGTON STATE, WHERE THE POPULATION OF ILLEGALS IS SURGING, AS IS THE COST OF THE MEXICAN WELFARE STATE, HANDS DE FACTO LA RAZA CITIZENSHIP TO ILLEGALS!


NEXT STOP: VOTING BOOTHS!

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LA RAZA AT WORK:


“The Senator expressed great concern on the rampant identification fraud taking place in her state. She noted that there are 300,000 more driver's licenses in Washington than there are drivers. (Id.)”

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Washington and New Mexico to Continue Issuing Driver's Licenses to Illegal Aliens

Two states last week took affirmative steps to continue issuing driver's licenses to illegal aliens. In New Mexico, despite a push from Governor Susana Martinez to tighten the state's lax licensing laws, the state Senate passed a bill last Wednesday which continues to allow illegal aliens to obtain driving privileges. (Reuters, Mar. 10, 2011; HB 78) The bill does increase the residency requirement for any foreign national to acquire a driver's license in New Mexico from three to six months. (HB 78) It also requires illegal aliens to reapply for a license every two years and increases penalties for falsified documentation. (HB 78)

Governor Martinez expressed disappointment after the Senate vote. "I promised the people of New Mexico that I will fight to repeal this law and that fight will continue," she said. (Id.) Senate supporters, however, felt their actions were sufficient. "If it's really about toughening the current law, then we did it," said state Senator Eric Griego. (Id.) The Senator did admit that the Senate bill is unlikely to pass through New Mexico's House of Representatives, leaving room for a continued debate on licensing illegal aliens in New Mexico. (Id.)

Similarly, the Washington state Senate killed a bill last Monday which would have banned driver's licenses to illegal aliens. (Fox News, Mar. 8, 2011) The bill also included other measures designed to reduce identification theft in the state. (SB 5407) The Washington Senate defeated the bill in a procedural motion, but state Senator Mary Margaret Haugen said that she will lobby the state's governor to provide support for the issue. "Nothing is ever dead in the Legislature," Haugen, a chief sponsor of the bill, said after the vote. "I'd ask the governor that she needs to stand and take leadership in this role. She needs to recognize what's happening in this nation." (Fox News, Mar. 8, 2011) The Senator expressed great concern on the rampant identification fraud taking place in her state. She noted that there are 300,000 more driver's licenses in Washington than there are drivers. (Id.)

Washington Governor Chris Gregoire has said that she would sign a bill that bans the issuance of driver's licenses to illegal aliens if it passed through the legislature. Currently New Mexico, Washington and Utah are the only states in the U.S. to issue drivers licenses to illegal aliens. Roughly 83,000 foreign nationals hold driver's licenses in New Mexico alone.



SPECIAL INTERESTS THAT HIRE ILLEGALS IN UTAH SURRENDER TO LA RAZA - No Legal Need Apply COME AND LOOT US IN UTAH!

Utah Legislature Passes Series of Immigration Bills; Includes Amnesty

Last week the Utah Legislature passed three immigration bills causing uproar on both sides of the immigration debate. The bills range from a guest worker amnesty bill (H.B. 116), an Arizona-style enforcement bill (H.B. 497), and an agreement between Utah and a Mexican State to provide businesses with migrant workers (H.B. 466). (The Salt Lake Tribune, Mar. 11, 2011)

H.B. 116, would permit illegal aliens (and their immediate relatives) who entered the state of Utah before May 10, 2011 to continue living and working in Utah if the illegal alien:

1. obtains a work permit from the Utah Department of Public Safety; (§63G-12-201)

2. passes a state and FBI criminal background check; (§63G-12-205)

3. has a "driving privilege card" or provides evidence that he or she will not drive; (Id.)

4. use "best efforts" to become proficient in English; (§63G-12-209) and

5. pays a $2,500 fine (if entered the country illegally) or a $1,000 fine (if entered the country legally but overstays visa or work permit). (§63G-12-207)

The program also would require a waiver from the federal government before implementation. (§63G-12-202)

Republican State Rep. Bill Wright, sponsor of H.B.116 compared H.B.116 to granting a visa in one interview: "Is amnesty giving a visa? I think you would agree it is not. This guest worker permit is only for those that comply with the higher standards in participation . . . [M]aybe it's an extended visa . . . A visa's not amnesty. So why is a guest worker permit amnesty?" (NPR, Mar. 7, 2011) Rep. Wright also defended his bill on labor grounds, arguing that it is necessary to keep illegal aliens in Utah because they work harder than legal Utahans: "In certain fields, we're not as productive, that's why it's difficult for us to compete with them," Wright said. "We're spoiled rotten." (Fox News Latino, Mar. 8, 2011)

Utah State Rep. Chris Herrod, also a Republican,called Wright's comments "absolutely offensive to the average American worker." (Id.) "In Utah, we have 160,000 illegal aliens in the state, and we have roughly that amount of unemployment," he asserted. (Id.) Herrod also called H.B. 116 "a slap in the face, an atrocious kick in the face, to anyone who has tried, or is trying, to come into this country legally, or is trying to bring family into this country legally." (Id.) "Any behavior you reward you're going to get more of," he said. (Id.) "I've been outside U.S. embassies [in other countries], I've seen parents in tears when they get denied visas." (Id.)

If challenged, it is likely that a court would find H.B. 116 to be an unconstitutional regulation of immigration. In 1976, the U.S. Supreme Court reaffirmed the federal government's exclusive authority to "regulate immigration." (De Canas v. Bica, 424 U.S. 351, 354 (1976)) However, in doing so, the Court narrowly defined "regulation of immigration" as "essentially a determination of who should or should not be admitted into the country, and the conditions under which a legal entrant may remaim." (Id. at 355) Thus, by permitting those who have entered or stayed in the U.S. illegally the ability to remain in the country if they meet certain conditions such as paying a fine and obtaining a work permit, the State of Utah is usurping the federal government's authority to determine who enters the country and under what conditions they may remain.

H.B. 497, the Arizona-style enforcement-only measure introduced by Rep. Stephen Sandstrom, would require any law enforcement officer conducting a lawful stop, detention, or arrest, to check the immigration status of any person they arrest for a felony or class A misdemeanor if that person is unable to provide valid identification. (§76-9-1003) Police would have the discretion to ask those stopped for less serious misdemeanors about their immigration status and would be required to do so only if the person is arrested and booked.

Finally, H.B. 466 would allow the Governor of Utah to enter the state into a "memorandum of understanding" with the Mexican State of Nuevo Leon to create a pilot program to obtain foreign workers. (63G-12-301) Under the agreement, Nuevo Leon would provide migrant workers to Utah businesses claiming to need the trained labor, while the federal government would issue the nonimmigrant visas. (Id.) Participating businesses must certify that "there are not sufficient workers where that labor is to be performed who are able,willing, qualified, and available" and that employment of foreign workers will not adversely affect Utah wages and working conditions. (Id.)

Utah Attorney General Mark Shurtleff — who assisted lawmakers in drafting H.B. 466 — has already met with White House officials to talk about how Utah's approach to immigration can be integrated into a larger scheme. (The Salt Lake Tribune, Mar. 2, 2011; The Salt Lake Tribune, Mar. 11, 2011) "It's unprecedented that a state has come up with an idea about how to legalize illegal immigrants already living in the state," remarked Frank Sharry, Executive Director of the open-borders group America's Voice. (Bloomberg Businessweek, Mar. 10, 2011) "The Obama administration should take notice, support the program and start a dialogue with the state," he added. (Id.) The bills are awaiting Utah Governor Gary Herbert's signature. (Id.)



LA RAZA NAPOLITANO LETTING ILLEGALS GO... But Isn't That Obama's HOMELAND SECURITY = PATHWAY to CITIZENSHIP PROGRAM?

NO ADMINISTRATION IN AMERICAN HISTORY HAS BEEN SO CORRUPT, BANKSTER-OWNED, OR LA RAZA “THE RACE” INFESTED.


OBAMA’S LA RAZA PARTY NAPOLITANO HAS TURNED HOMELAND SECURITY INTO Dept. of Homeland Security = Pathway to Citizenship, EVEN AS THE MEX DRUG CARTELS THANK OBAMA FOR HIS LIMP BORDER SECURITY, AND LA RAZA ASS KISSING.

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Napolitano: DHS Granted Deferred Action to Nearly 900 Illegal Aliens in 2010

During the Senate Judiciary Committee's Oversight Hearing of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) last Wednesday, DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano admitted that the agency granted deferred action to nearly 900 illegal aliens in Fiscal Year 2010. However, according to Secretary Napolitano's own testimony, the final figure could be substantially higher as this estimate leaves out the number of illegal aliens granted deferred action for "humanitarian" reasons.

Deferred action status is what DHS grants when it decides, in its own discretion, not to remove an illegal alien. Those who receive deferred action usually also receive work authorization. There is no statutory basis for deferred action status, as it is merely referred to in the federal regulations (See, e.g. USCIS Ombudsman memo, Apr. 6, 2007 (citing 8 C.F.R. 274a.12(c)(14)). Even more troubling, deferred action is not subject to judicial review. (Reno v. American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Comm., 525 U.S. 471, 484, 492 (1999)) One academic studying deferred action found that the greatest proportion of aliens granted deferred action status — at 47.2 percent — were those who had overstayed their visas. (Wildes, 41 San Diego L. Rev. at 827-28) The remaining aliens granted deferred action, according to the study, should have been deported or excluded from the U.S. due to reasons of "physical health" (25.4 percent), "entry without inspection" (16 percent), "insanity" (8.7 percent), and being an "immigrant without an immigrant visa" (2.7 percent).

Secretary Napolitano's admission that DHS is quietly granting deferred action to hundreds, if not thousands of illegal aliens, came in response to questions from Senator Chuck Grassley (R-IA) — the ranking Republican on the Senate Judiciary Committee — regarding a leaked DHS memo dated February 26, 2010. In that memo, senior policy officials in the Department of Homeland Security suggested that Secretary Napolitano grant deferred action status to the nation's illegal alien population in the face of Congress' refusal to grant amnesty. (The American Spectator, Sept. 16, 2010; See also FAIR's Legislative Update, Sept. 20, 2010) Stating that she was "unaware" that anyone in DHS was directed to draft such a memo, Secretary Napolitano remarked, "[I]n the department people come up with ideas. And that's not a bad thing for people to be thinking . . . [but the memos] have never been acted upon, were never accepted and are not the policy or practice of the department." Nonetheless, during the hearing Napolitano reaffirmed the Obama Administration's commitment to amnesty, asking the Congress "to take up the overall issue of immigration" and stating we "think the law needs to be revised."



Pew Hispanic Center - JOBS GO TO ILLEGALS


ALL OVER THE COUNTRY, MEXICO, THE LA RAZA DEMS, AND BUSINESSES THAT HIRE ILLEGALS ARE PUSHING FOR EXPANDED LA RAZA SUPREMACY.

POSTED IN YOUR OWN COUNTRY! NO LEGAL NEED APPLY!!!

THERE ARE ONLY EIGHT (8) STATES WITH A POPULATION GREATER THAN LOS ANGELES COUNTY, WHERE 47% OF THOSE WITH A JOB ARE ILLEGALS USING STOLEN SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBERS! YOU WOULD BE HARD PRESSED TO FIND EVEN ONE EMPLOYER FACING A TINY FINE!

THIS SAME COUNTY PAYS OUT $600 MILLION TO ILLEGALS ON WELFARE!



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“At the hearing, Dr. Rakesh Kochar, Associate Director for Research at the Pew Hispanic Center, testified that in the year following the official end of the recession (June 2009), foreign-born workers gained 656,000 jobs while native-born workers lost an additional 1.2 million jobs.”





Immigrant Job Numbers Grow as American Employment Declines

On Thursday of last week, the House Judiciary Committee's Immigration Subcommittee met to hear testimony on the effect of immigration on the American job market. The hearing, entitled "New Jobs in Recession and Recovery: Who Are Getting Them and Who Are Not," is especially relevant given that many Americans are still struggling to find work in the midst of our nation's weak economy.

At the hearing, Dr. Rakesh Kochar, Associate Director for Research at the Pew Hispanic Center, testified that in the year following the official end of the recession (June 2009), foreign-born workers gained 656,000 jobs while native-born workers lost an additional 1.2 million jobs. Foreign born workers, he said represent 15.7% of the total American workforce and that the immigrant share of the U.S. working-age population is rising. (See Pew, Hispanic Center, After the Great Recession: Foreign Born Gain Jobs; Native Born Lost Jobs, Oct. 29, 2010) As of last year, he said, at least 8 million unauthorized immigrants participated in the U.S. labor market. (Pew Hispanic Center, "Unauthorized Immigrant Population: National and State Trends, 2010")

Economist Heidi Shierholz, from the Economic Policy Institute, testified that despite the fact that economists have declared an official end to the recession, there are still 5.4 percent fewer jobs available than when the recession began in 2007. Shierholz argued that the immigration system is completely unresponsive to the economic cycle. "For example, in 2010, the unemployment rate in construction was over 20 percent, but the Department of Labor nevertheless certified thousands of H-2B visas for construction workers. This defies logic," she said. Part of immigration reform, she concluded, would take into account the actual needs of the economy and its ability to accept additional workers.

Additional testimony came from Steven Camarota, Director of Research for the Center for Immigration Studies, and Greg Serbon, State Director of Indiana Federation for Immigration Reform and Enforcement (IFIRE). Camarota voiced concern that jobs created over the past decade are primarily going to foreign-born workers, while the number of working-age natives with jobs has fallen dramatically. Mr. Serbon spoke out about against the plethora of visa programs which allow non-immigrants to work in America and the prevalence of non-immigrant temporary visa holders overstaying the authorized visa time.

Chairman of the Judiciary Committee, Congressman Lamar Smith (R-TX), stated that there is no more important issue that the subcommittee can address above how to preserve jobs for American workers. And when it comes to finding solutions for the unemployed and underemployed Americans who are still struggling, the Chairman made clear that the "answer is not to keep adding to the supply of low-skilled workers during a severe recession and its aftermath."

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REALITY CHECK:

THE INVASION IS BY INVITATION!

WHEN IN THE HISTORY OF CIVILIZATION HAS ANY NATION INVITED 38 MILLION INVADERS OVER THEIR BORDERS? MEXICANS LOATH THIS NATION, OUR LAWS, ORDINANCES, CULTURE, FLAG, AND LANGUAGE…. And still they come!



“As one member of the U.S. Border Patrol (search) told me, “They believe that they are only responding to an invitation.”



Thursday , February 19, 2004

By Matt Hayes

On Jan. 27, the Copley News Service reported that shortly after President Bush announced his plans to amnesty millions of illegal aliens in the U.S., more than half of the Mexicans trying to sneak into the U.S. through San Ysidro (search) told authorities they were doing so to position themselves for the amnesty.

As one member of the U.S. Border Patrol (search) told me, “They believe that they are only responding to an invitation.”

The percentage suggested by Copley probably does not come close to the actual number of people who are running for the American border as word of Bush’s immigration plan (search) spreads through Mexico -- and indeed throughout the world. Mexico, it seems, is now regarded the world over as the doorway to the United States.

In the last several weeks, a staggering 90 percent of all illegal aliens intercepted in one sector in southern Texas claim they’ve come for the amnesty.

Officers of the Border Patrol have now been directed to ask a set of questions of the illegal aliens they apprehend running across the border. One of those questions is: Is the person attempting to illegally enter the U.S. in response to the Bush amnesty proposal? To make arrests, Border Patrol officers often must dodge rocks being thrown at them by aliens as they cross. They then are told by all but 10 percent of the illegals they apprehend that it is the Bush amnesty (search) they've come for.

“The agents were soon told to stop collecting this information, presumably because it appeared as if the proposal was acting as a lure,” says my source within the Border Patrol.

Word of the 2000-mile wide open door between Mexico and the U.S. has spread far beyond Mexico. It is not just Mexicans who are flooding into our border states anymore. Along with the Nicaraguans, Brazilians, Venezuelans, Ecuadorians, and Chileans, agents of the Border Patrol now encounter Chinese, Pakistanis, and Indians. Nationals of countries other than Mexico are known, in Border Patrol parlance, as “OTMs.” (search) Because they cannot easily be returned to their home country (whereas a Mexican national might be driven right back across the border), OTMs are permitted to enter the U.S. and given a Notice to Appear, which is a piece of paper demanding their appearance before an Immigration Judge.

“I’m an OTM and I want my NTA,” some have been known to declare to the Border Patrol. Rules require that most be given their NTA, upon which the OTM departs forever for some unknown location in America.

“A lot of OTMs want to be caught so they can get their "papers," which makes them legal enough to get past our checkpoint without having to ride in the back of an 18-wheeler or crammed into the trunk of a car,” says one agent.

This is what the Bush amnesty proposal has caused to happen at our border with Mexico. Foreign nationals walk nearly unimpeded into our country -- fully aware of ways in which our immigration laws can be used to their advantage and even the nomenclature of immigration law enforcement-- and demand that our federal officers take a certain action that gives them the greatest likelihood of disappearing within the U.S.

Like a loss-making business that is kept alive by its corporate parent so it can be used as a tax write-off, the Border Patrol remains deliberately undermanned and hogtied while the administration tries to keep up the appearance that the borders of the United States actually mean something.

At a Democratic rally in Tennessee, Al Gore dumbfounded observers when, in criticizing President Bush's invasion of Iraq, he baroquely claimed the president had "betrayed his country." Right now, thousands of registered Republicans -- particularly those in border states -- are experiencing a tangible sense of betrayal. Some things are sacrosanct to the modern Republican, and along with such values as a strong national defense and limited government, one is a secure national border. That disappeared with President Bush’s amnesty proposal, just as if he had announced that the GOP is no longer interested in reducing taxes.

I doubt that most principled Republicans will forget it.

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INVASION PROSPECTS IN 2009

Judicial Watch

Mexicans Say Amnesty Will Boost Illegal Immigration

last Updated: Wed, 10/14/2009 - 3:02pm

If President Obama keeps his promise of giving the nation’s 12 million illegal aliens amnesty it will encourage more Mexicans to enter the United States, according to residents of the struggling Latin American country who are undoubtedly rooting for the commander-in-chief’s plan.

The majority of illegal immigrants in the U.S. are from Mexico therefore the president’s reprieve project will greatly affect that nation. Two-thirds of Mexicans say they know someone living in the United States and around one-third have an immediate member of their household or close relative living in the U.S.

A majority of those residing south of the border say legalizing their undocumented countrymen will inspire more Mexicans to head north, according to a recent survey conducted by an internationally known polling and market research company. A vast majority of Mexicans with a relative in the United States said a legalization program would make people they know more likely to go to America illegally.

The results of the survey were made public this week by a research organization dedicated to studying the economic, social, fiscal and demographic impacts of immigration in the U.S. It reveals that nearly one-third of Mexican residents (nearly 40 million people) would like to live in the U.S. and if there was an amnesty a large number would come illegally with the hope of qualifying for a future exoneration.

An amnesty, therefore, would stimulate more illegal immigration which is the last thing this country needs. Furthermore, rewarding those who have violated our nation’s laws with coveted U.S. residency and possibly citizenship demeans the system, especially for those who follow the appropriate steps to come lawfully.

It’s bad enough that U.S. taxpayers annually dish out billions of dollars to educate, medically treat and incarcerate illegal aliens who are, in many cases, depleting local governments. Los Angeles County alone spends more than $1 billion a year, including $48 million a month in welfare costs, to provide services for illegal aliens. The crisis is hardly limited to border states, which have traditionally been the most impacted. Georgia’s skyrocketing illegal population costs taxpayers nearly $2 billion a year.



LA RAZA SUPREMACY IN KANSAS - Kansas House committee bottles up anti-immigration bill - KansasCity.com

Kansas House committee bottles up anti-immigration bill - KansasCity.com


LOS ANGELES COUNTY SPENDS 37 MILLION... ONE MONTH... WELFARE FOR ILLEGALS!


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http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1949085/posts

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KANSAS SWALLOWS LA RAZA SUPREMACY



Kansas House committee bottles up anti-immigration bill



By BRAD COOPER

The Kansas City Star

TOPEKA
Kansas lawmakers dealt a setback Monday to a plan that would clamp down on illegal immigration in a way that’s similar to a controversial Arizona law.

The House Judiciary Committee voted against advancing the hotly debated proposal pushed by Olathe Republican Rep. Lance Kinzer and Secretary of State Kris Kobach.

Described by critics as “grossly broad,” the measure would require police to check the legal status of those they suspect might be in the United States illegally.

It also would require state and local governments and their contractors to run citizenship checks on new hires and require proof of citizenship for anyone seeking public aid.



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THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA NOW PUTS OUT $20 BILLION A YEAR IN SOCIAL SERVICES TO ILLEGALS AGAINST A DEFICIT FO $28 BILLION. SO, WHO IS CAUSING THE DEFICIT? LOOKS LIKE BEING MEXICO’S WELFARE AND JAILS PROGRAM IS!



THE COUNTY OF LOS ANGELES, WHERE HALF THE POPULATION ARE ILLEGALS, PAYS OUT $600 MILLION PER YEAR IN WELFARE TO ILLEGALS!



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The fate of the bill was not clear late Monday. Kinzer was unavailable for comment after the committee tabled it. But one critic of the legislation said it could come up again.

The debate Monday centered on police running citizenship checks based on “reasonable suspicion” and how the law might affect charities that receive state grants.

State Rep. Pat Colloton, a Leawood Republican, was the most outspoken critic of the bill, partly because of the fallout it might have on charities that don’t comply with the law. She also faulted the low legal standard that would trigger citizenship checks.



MEXICANS ARE NOT A DIFFERENT “RACE”, EXCEPT TO LA RAZA “THE RACE”… WHICH THREATENS LIMP POLITICIANS THAT THEY WILL NOT GET THE ILLEGALS’ ILLEGAL VOTES IF THEY DON’T BEND TO LA RAZA SUPREMACY!

“I think there’s serious constitutional problems with it,” Colloton said. “I absolutely think that the police stopping people on reasonable suspicion is an invitation to racial profiling.”

Rep. John Rubin, a Shawnee Republican, tried to amend the bill so it would require police to have “probable cause” to run a background check, but he failed to muster enough support to move the bill along.

Rubin also wanted to exclude traffic stops and city ordinance violations as instances when police would have to check immigration status.

“I don’t think local law enforcement should even be involved in those situations. I think it’s bad public policy,” Rubin said.

Rubin also had reservations about provisions requiring businesses to pay damages — in addition to not being able to do business with the state — if they violated the law.

Colloton thought the bill could still return, but she thinks it will need to be more narrowly written.

“The bill can definitely come back,” Colloton said.

“But I think a strong message of concern was sent about the police stops and the interference of good charitable works whether they’re charitable health clinics or all the churches that oppose this bill.”

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MEXICANOCCUPATION.blogspot.com

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MEXICANOCCUPATION.blogspot.com

IT’S ALWAYS ABOUT KEEPING WAGES DEPRESSED TO THIRD-WORLD LEVELS. THE MEXICAN INVASION DEPRESSES WAGES FROM $300 TO $400 BILLION PER YEAR!



BUT HOW “CHEAP” IS THAT MEX LABOR? NOT SO CHEAP WHEN YOU FACTOR IN “FREE” ANCHOR BABY BIRTHING, “FREE” MEDICAL (CA HAS 85 HOSPITALS IN MELTDOWN DUE TO “FREE” HEALTHCARE FOR MEXICANS, AND THEN THE MEXICAN CRIME TIDAL WAVE!



WHO SUPPORTS OPEN BORDERS, AMNESTY, NO E-VERIFY?



OBAMA, MEXICO, THE LA RAZA DEMS FOR THEIR CORPORATE PAYMASTERS, U.S. CHAMBER of COMMERCE TO KEEP WAGES DEPRESSED, THE HISPANIC CAUCUS (LA RAZA FASCIST PARTY IN CONGRESS) AND EMPLOYERS SHIFTING THE COST OF LIVING WAGES OVER TO THE TAX PAYERS!!!



THERE IS A REASON WHY MOST OF THE FORTUNE 500 ARE GENEROUS DONORS TO THE MEXICAN FASCIST PARTY of LA RAZA!





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Kansas Business Coalition opposing immigration legislation

By John Hanna, Associated Press

March 2, 2011, 3:01 p.m. Updated March 2, 2011, 7:23 p.m.



Topeka — A coalition of Kansas business groups launched a campaign Wednesday against immigration proposals it argues are burdensome to companies and local governments, including a plan similar to one enacted in Arizona requiring law enforcement officers to check the citizenship status of suspected illegal immigrants.

The Kansas Business Coalition used a forum on immigration issues to highlight what it sees as the problems in the state pursuing immigration policy, with several dozen legislators attending. The coalition includes the state’s major agribusiness groups, such as the Kansas Farm Bureau and Livestock Association; trade associations for contractors and restaurant operators, and the Unified Government of Wyandotte County and Kansas City, Kan.

They oppose a bill to require state agencies and contractors to make a good-faith effort to check the legal status of their employees, using the federal E-Verify program. It also contains a provision similar to the Arizona law, requiring law enforcement officers to check the citizenship or immigration status of someone stopped for another reason if officers have a reasonable suspicion that the person is in the U.S. illegally.

Kathleen Campbell Walker, an El Paso, Texas, immigration attorney, said such laws are more complicated to enforce and burdensome for businesses than usually advertised. She and Mike Taylor, a lobbyist for the Unified Government, also said they will open cities and counties to lawsuits and new costs that states can’t afford to cover.

“If you’ve got unlimited resources, and you want to make a statement on federal law enforcement then go for it, but I can’t imagine that makes much sense for limited state dollars,” Walker said after the forum. “It involves a lot of cost and a lot of implementation thought, and unfortunately people don’t have the patience to listen to the minutia that is immigration law.”

The immigration proposals are being pushed by House Judiciary Committee Chairman Lance Kinzer, an Olathe Republican who is among the Legislature’s most influential conservative members. He had help in drafting it from a fellow Republican, Secretary of State Kris Kobach, a Kansas City-area law professor on leave who helped draft the law Arizona enacted last year.

The House Federal and State Affairs Committee plans to have a hearing on Kinzer’s legislation within a few weeks. Kinzer did not attend Wednesday’s forum but said he’s not surprised by the business coalition’s opposition, having encountered similar resistance in the past.

“Those who don’t want us to see us take on the immigration issue for whatever reason are always going to come with excuses with respect to why it can’t be done,” Kinzer said.

Kinzer’s legislation already has faced sharp criticism because opponents believe the provision similar to Arizona’s law would lead to racial profiling in policing. He and Kobach have said that’s not the case, because the legislation specifically says the reasons for checking someone’s immigration or citizenship status can’t be tied to their race or ethnicity.

The forum largely steered clear of that argument — though Walker noted some Arizona’s officials concerns about lost convention business because of the controversy surrounding that state’s law. Walker said law enforcement officials will need extensive training just to be able to sort through different kinds of immigration documents.

She also said such a law is likely to increase the distrust of law enforcement agencies, so that people will be less likely to report crime to them.

Taylor said local governments likely face big costs in training their personnel and transporting and holding people they identify as potentially being in the country illegally. The E-Verify provisions also would increase local governments’ costs and subject them to lawsuits if they wrongly exclude companies from bidding for contracts, he said.

“We’re going to be caught in a very big bind,” Taylor said. “We can’t afford it. We don’t have the staff to be able to administer the law the way it’s proposed, and it would be totally unworkable.”

But Kinzer chalked such arguments up to critics’ political opposition to stricter immigration enforcement. He acknowledged legislators should consider the logistics involved in enforcing laws such as the ones he’s proposing, but, “It doesn’t create an argument for simply turning a blind eye to illegal activity.”


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latimes.com

Opinion

California must stem the flow of illegal immigrants

The state should go after employers who hire them, curb taxpayer-funded benefits, deploy the National Guard to help the feds at the border and penalize 'sanctuary' cities.



Illegal immigration is another matter entirely. With the state budget in tatters, millions of residents out of work and a state prison system strained by massive overcrowding, California simply cannot continue to ignore the strain that illegal immigration puts on our budget and economy. Illegal aliens cost taxpayers in our state billions of dollars each year. As economist Philip J. Romero concluded in a 2007 study, "illegal immigrants impose a 'tax' on legal California residents in the tens of billions of dollars."



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“Through love of having children, we are going to take over.” AUGUSTIN CEBADA, BROWN BERETS, THE LA RAZA FASCIST PARTY





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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/





Obama, Private Manning and human rights OR OBAMA AND THE MUSLIM DICTATORS HE DEFENDS?

Obama, Private Manning and human rights


OBAMA HAS AND ALWAYS WILL AIGN HIMSELF WITH THE SPECIAL INTEREST WITH THE MOST MONEY. LIKE HILLARY AND BILLARLY, HE LOVES MUSLIM DICTATROS. THEY HAVE BEEN GENEROUS TO THE HILLARY BILLARY LIBRARY, AND OBAMA SMELLS SOME OF THAT LOOT.

WE ALL KNOW ABOUT THE TWO WARS THAT BIG BUSH SAUDIS CARLYLE GROUP HAVE STARTED TO PROTECT SAUDIS INTERESTS AGAINST SADDAM!

OBAMA IS HAS SOLD MORE ARMS TO THE MUSLIM DICTATORS THAN EVEN GEORGE W. BUSH!




Obama, Private Manning and human rights


15 March 2011

Even as the United States preaches the sanctity of human rights to the world—in order to disguise its efforts to prop up besieged dictatorships in Egypt, Yemen and Bahrain and install a new client regime in Libya—President Barack Obama is defending the torture of a US citizen at home.



State Department spokesman P. J. Crowley is a casualty of Obama’s determination to defend the Pentagon’s sadistic abuse of Private Bradley Manning. Crowley, a long-time government public relations official, resigned Sunday, forced out for publicly criticizing the military’s treatment of the 23-year-old Army intelligence specialist accused of leaking classified documents to WikiLeaks.



Last Thursday, speaking before a small audience at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Crowley was asked about the treatment of Manning, which the questioner described as the military “torturing a prisoner in a military brig.” Crowley, who has played a prominent role in the US government witch-hunt of WikiLeaks and its co-founder, Julian Assange, defended Manning’s incarceration but called his treatment “ridiculous and counterproductive and stupid.”



Crowley was responding to mounting international protests over the treatment of Manning, including denunciations by Amnesty International and other human rights groups and the launching of a formal investigation by the United Nations.



At a White House press conference Friday, Obama was asked about Crowley’s remark and responded by defending the abuse of Manning—who is being held in maximum custody and virtual isolation, locked in his cell 23 hours a day, kept under 24-hour surveillance, stripped of his clothing at night, and permitted only the most limited access to reading material. Earlier this month and for more than a week, he was forced to stand completely naked for morning inspection in front of his cell.



Manning is incarcerated in the brig at the Quantico, Virginia Marine Corps base, where he has endured these conditions for nearly 8 months. He is awaiting a court martial, and has neither been tried nor convicted of any crime. His cruel treatment is designed to break his will and force him to provide evidence against WikiLeaks and Assange.



At the press conference, Obama dismissed Crowley’s criticism by saying he had received assurances from the Pentagon that “the terms of [Manning’s] confinement are appropriate and are meeting our basic standards.”



In his resignation statement, Crowley did not retract his comments on Manning’s treatment. On the contrary, he wrote: “The exercise of power in today’s challenging times and relentless media environment must be prudent and consistent with our laws and values.” This verges on a charge that the abuse of Manning is illegal.



The “offense” of which Manning stands accused is leaking evidence of US war crimes in Afghanistan and Iraq and classified State Department cables exposing American intrigues around the world. A principled and courageous young man, Manning is being tortured by the real criminals—those responsible for massive crimes against the people of Afghanistan, Iraq and other countries.



The Obama administration has over the past two weeks increased its persecution of Manning, adding new charges against him, including that of “aiding the enemy,” which carries the death penalty.



Manning last week delivered an 11-page letter to the brig authorities reiterating his request to be removed from maximum custody and Prevention of Injury (POI) status, a designation that allows his jailers to restrict his freedom of movement and subject him to humiliating and punitive conditions—including sleeping without a pillow or sheets, being frequently awakened at night and barred from sleeping during the day.



In the letter, Manning documented the fact that the brig psychiatrist has repeatedly called for him to be removed from POI status and been overruled by the authorities. In addition to detailing episodes of harassment by guards, Manning pointed out that inmates normally remain in maximum custody or POI for less than two weeks and that he is the only detainee in the entire brig currently being held under these conditions.



Obama’s support for the torture of Manning coincides with his order last week reversing his earlier pledge to close the Guantanamo prison camp and instead resuming the drum-head military tribunals there. Obama also issued an executive order affirming and institutionalizing the indefinite detention without any trial of 48 Guantanamo detainees.



Obama and the United States government have no standing to lecture anyone on human rights and democracy. Having won election by posing as an opponent of Bush’s war policy and attacks on democratic rights, Obama has continued and expanded all of the police-state agencies and measures instituted by his predecessor.



He has rejected any prosecution of Bush officials who authorized torture and continued the “rendering” of alleged terrorists to foreign countries for interrogation under torture. He has cited “state secrets” to block access to the courts by torture victims and victims of domestic spying, expanded the “targeted assassination” of insurgents in Pakistan and elsewhere, ordered the assassination of at least one American citizen, and upheld the “right” of the president to unilaterally imprison anyone declared by him to be an “illegal enemy combatant.” He has maintained the full panoply of police-state laws and structures, from the Patriot Act to the Homeland Security Department to the Northern Command.



These policies are of a piece with the expansion of the war in Afghanistan and the intensification of attacks on social programs and working class living standards. They define a right-wing administration that is, in all essentials, a continuation of the hated Bush administration.



With the battery of anti-worker laws making their way through state governments across the country—laws that strip workers of collective bargaining rights, outlaw strikes and, in some cases, bar workers from political advocacy—the assault on democratic rights of the past decade is merging with the declaration of war by the American ruling class on working class living standards. Obama has remained virtually silent while the Republicans spearhead a drive to criminalize any form of collective resistance by workers.



The Democrats and Republicans have differences over the trade unions—the former prefer to use them to impose attacks on the workers, while the latter seek to marginalize them—but they both share the goal of suppressing working class struggle and driving workers’ conditions back to those of the 19th century.



It was the Obama administration after all, with the aid of the United Auto Workers union, that imposed a five-year strike ban on auto workers as part of the forced bankruptcy of General Motors and Ford.



Obama’s defense of the torture of Private Manning and the nationwide onslaught on workers’ rights and conditions are closely related. The buildup of the infrastructure of a police state under the auspices of both big business parties is the preparation for the use of state violence against the mounting struggles of the American working class.





Barry Grey



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