Obama Gives in to His Fascist Side,Grants Amnesty by Decree

Stephen Dinan,The Washington Times

Bowing
to pressure
from immigrant rights activists,the Obama administration said
Thursday that it will halt
deportation proceedings
on a case-by-case
basis
against illegal
immigrants who meet certain criteria
,such as attending school,having family
in the military or having primary responsible for other family members’
care.

The move marks a major step for President Obama,who for months has said he
does not have to halt deportations and said he must follow the
laws as Congress has written them.

But in letters to Congress on Thursday,

Homeland Security
Secretary Janet Napolitano
said she does have discretion to focus on
“priorities” and that her department and the Justice Department will review all
ongoing cases to see who
meets the new criteria
.

“This case-by-case approach will enhance public safety,” she said.
“Immigration judges will be able to more swiftly adjudicate high-priority
cases,such as those involving convicted felons.”

The move won immediate praise from Hispanic activists and Democrats who had
strenuously argued with the administration that it did have authority to take
these actions,and said as long as Congress is deadlocked on the issue,it was up
to Mr. Obama to act.

“Today’s announcement shows that this president is willing to put muscle
behind his words and to use his power to intervene when the lives of good people
are being ruined by bad laws,” said Rep. Luis V. Gutierrez,Illinois Democrat,who
has taken a leadership role on the issue since the
death of Sen. Edward M. Kennedy
in 2009.

The new rules apply to those who have been apprehended and are in deportation
proceedings,but have not been officially ordered out of the country by a
judge.

Ms. Napolitano said a working group will try to come up with “guidance on how
to provide for appropriate discretionary consideration” for “compelling cases”
in instances where someone already has been ordered deported.

Administration officials made the announcement just before Mr. Obama left for
a long vacation out of Washington,and as members of Congress are back in their
home districts.

The top House Republican on the Judiciary Committee said the move is part of
a White House plan “to grant backdoor amnesty to illegal immigrants.”

“The Obama administration should enforce immigration laws,not look for ways
to ignore them,” said Rep. Lamar Smith,Texas Republican. “The Obama administration
should not pick and choose which laws to enforce. Administration officials
should remember the oath of office they took to uphold the Constitution and the
laws of the land.”

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New UN Report Targets Arizona “Xenophobes and Racists”?

New UN Report Targets Arizona “Xenophobes and Racists”?

September 30th, 2010

Ben Johnson, Floyd Reports

A report issued today by a United Nations agency appears to be a thinly veiled critique of Arizona’s immigration law, one that equates its supporters with “xenophobes and racists.” The Global Migration Group adopted its statement on the “Human Rights of Migrants in Irregular Situation” — that is, illegal aliens — earlier today in Geneva. It criticized unnamed nations for viewing illegal immigrants “through the lens of sovereignty, border security or law enforcement, sometimes driven by hostile domestic constituencies,” and demanded nations endow illegals  with “economic, social, and cultural rights,” including “reproductive healthcare.”

The report seems to be the fruition of Barack Obama’s decision to haul the state of Arizona before the UN Human Rights Council over its differences on domestic policy.

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Mexico: Stop Sending Back Our Criminals

Mexico: Stop Sending Back Our Criminals

September 27th, 2010

Judicial Watch

In a flabbergasting request, a coalition of Mexican lawmakers has asked the United States to stop deporting illegal immigrants who have been convicted of serious crimes in American courts.

The preposterous demand was made at a recent southern California conference in which the mayors of four Mexican cities that border the U.S. gathered to discuss cross-border issues. The only American mayor who attended the biannual event was San Diego’s Jerry Sanders, evidently because his city hosted it this year at a fancy downtown hotel.

Among the cross-border topics that were addressed at the conference was the deportation of Mexican citizens who have committed violent crimes in the U.S. The felons are persona non grata in their communities, say the mayors of Tijuana, Ciudad Juarez, Nogales, and Nuevo Laredo. They want U.S. officials to stem the deportation of such convicts to their cities, according to a local newspaper report that covered the conference.

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Obama Orders Dance Classes, Movie Nights, and Bingo for Illegal Detainees

Obama Orders Dance Classes, Movie Nights, and Bingo for Illegal Detainees

Chris Banescu

The Houston Chronicle reports that the Obama administration has ordered the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) department to implement multiple modifications to their facilities to make life easier, more comfortable, and pleasant for the hundreds of thousands of illegal immigrants (approximately 400,000) it detains annually.  An internal ICE email highlights 28 different changes the organization will have to make to soften the look of its facilities, present a friendlier environment, offer better entertainment, organize fun activities, and provide illegal immigrant detainees with free access to email and phone services, as well as better dining and training classes.
According to ICE officials all of these changes are part of broader efforts supported by Obama “to make the immigration detention system less penal and more humane.”  In reality, these changes are akin to “creating an all-inclusive resort for immigration detainees.”
Some of the changes the White House is ordering include:
  • § dance classes
  • § movie nights
  • § art classes
  • § cooking classes
  • § tutoring and computer training
  • § free and unmonitored phone service
  • § free email access
  • § bingo
  • § arts and crafts
  • § more variety in dining options
  • § self-serve beverage stations
  • § fresh vegetable bars
  • § fresh carrot sticks
  • § hanging plants
  • § recreation in natural setting
  • § robust aerobic exercise
Also, ICE is expected to eliminate pat-down searches, lockdowns, and light-out for low-risk detainees, as well as provide vastly expanded visitation rights (up to 12 hours per visit) in its facilities.
The changes listed in the ICE e-mail are planned for nine different detention centers owned and operated by Corrections Corporation of America (CCA) across the country.  According to the Chronicle, some of the changes “will be implemented within 30 days; others may take up to six months”
Illegal immigrant advocates are thrilled at the required changes.  They have been advocating these transformations for years.  Lory Rosenberg, policy and advocacy director for Refugee and Migrants’ Rights for Amnesty International was delighted with the promised improvements: “Many of these points are very important to changing the system from a penal system, which is inappropriate in an immigration context, to a civil detention system.”
However, ICE union leaders are appalled at the cavalier attitude towards the illegal immigrants they oversee and warn of the inherent dangers of such misguided policies.  The officials are concerned the mandates will jeopardize the safety of their guards and agents, increase the potential for harm to other detainees, and cost the taxpayers more money in order to transform detention centers into an “all-inclusive resort” for immigration detainees.
“Our biggest concern is that someone is going to get hurt,” he said, taking particular issue with plans to relax restrictions on the movement of low-risk detainees and efforts to reduce and eliminate pat-down searches.
ICE leadership also expressed concerns about safety issues inherent in lowering security standards for almost half million detainees, many of which are violent and have gang affiliations.  Tre Rebstock, president for Local 3332, the ICE union in Houston explains:
some detainees may be classified as low-risk because they have no serious criminal history but still may be gang members that “haven’t been caught doing anything wrong yet.”
He also said eliminating lockdowns will make it more difficult to protect detainees from one another.
He said reducing or eliminating pat-down searches could allow contraband into the facilities, including weapons.
These concerns are justified.  According to ICE’s own report, as of September 9, 2009, 51% of the detained aliens were felons and 11% of the illegals had committed violent crimes.  The report confirms that most common crimes committed by criminal aliens are those involving dangerous drugs, traffic offenses, simple assault, and larceny.
None of this matters to the ivory-tower elitist Obama.  He condemned the people of Arizona for passing the SB1070 law that mirrors the US federal law on immigration calling it “misguided” and “irresponsible.”  He has refused to listen to the American people, 73% of whom agree with Arizona and its stance on illegal immigration.  He stood beside Mexican president Felipe Calderon as he bashed Arizona and its people.  He then applauded Calderon’s defamation of America, while Democrats in Congress cheered and shouted their approval.  He has refused to enforce our immigration laws and secure our borders.  He has continued to push for amnesty while a vast majority of the American people are against it. 
President Obama wants millions more voters who support his radical leftist ideals.  Pandering to illegal immigrants, blaming America, and continually playing the racist card is how he can get there.  This is the Democrat’s best chance to overwhelm the American electorate and they’re going for it.  Damn the American people, full amnesty ahead!
Chris Banescu is an attorney, entrepreneur, and university professor.  He regularly blogs at chrisbanescu.com.

Parkland Memorial Hospital in Dallas Illegal Immigrant Problem

Parkland Memorial Hospital in Dallas

Just One Hospital

Parkland  Memorial Hospital in Dallas , Texas is a fairly famous institution and for a variety of reasons:
1. John F. Kennedy died there in 1963
2. Lee Harvey Oswald died there shortly after
3. Jack Ruby-who killed Oswald, died there a few years later. 
On the flip side, Parkland is also home to the second busiest maternity ward in the country with almost 16,000 new babies arriving each year.  (That’s almost 44 per day—every day)!
A recent patient survey indicated that 70 percent of the women who gave birth at Parkland in the first three months of 2006 were illegal immigrants. That’s 11,200 anchor babies born every year just in Dallas !!! 
According to the article, the hospital spent $70.7 million delivering 15,938 babies in 2004 but managed to end up with almost $8 million dollars in surplus funding. Medicaid kicked in $34.5 million, Dallas County taxpayers kicked in $31.3 million and the feds tossed in another $9.5 million.
The average patient in Parkland in maternity wards is 25 years old, married and giving birth to her second child. She is also an illegal immigrant. By law, pregnant women cannot be denied medical care based on their immigration status or ability to pay.
OK, fine. That doesn’t mean they should receive better care than everyday, middle-class American citizens. But at Parkland Hospital , they do. ” Parkland Memorial Hospital has nine prenatal clinics.  NINE!!!
The Dallas Morning News article followed a Hispanic woman who was a patient at one of the clinics and pregnant with her third child—her previous two were also born at Parkland . Her first two deliveries were free and the Mexican native was grateful because it would have cost$200 to have them in Mexico. This time, the hospital wants her to pay $10 per visit and $100 for the delivery but she was unsure if she could come up with the money. Not that it matters, the hospital won’t turn her away. (I wonder why they even bother asking at this point.)
“How long has this been going on? What are the long-term effects?
Well, another subject of the article was born at Parkland in 1986 shortly after her mother entered the US illegally – now she is having her own child there as well. (That’s right; she’s technically a US citizen.) 
These women receive free prenatal care including medication, nutrition, birthing classes and child care classes. They also get freebies such as car seats, bottles, diapers and formula.
Most of these things are available to American citizens as well, but only for low-income applicants, and even then, the red tape involved is almost insurmountable.
Because these women are illegal immigrants, they do not have to provide any sort of legitimate identification – no proof of income. An American citizen would have to provide a social security number which would reveal their annual income – an illegal immigrant need only claim to be poor and the hospital must take them at their word.
Parkland Hospital offers indigent care to Dallas County residents who earn less than $40,000 per year. (They also have to prove that they did not refuse health coverage at their current job.. Yeah, the ‘free’ care is not so easy for Americans.)
There are about 140 patients who received roughly $4 million dollars for un-reimbursed medical care. As it turns out, they did not qualify for free treatment because they resided outside of Dallas County so the hospital is going to sue them!  Illegal’s get it all free!  But U. S citizens who live outside of Dallas County get sued!  How stupid is this?
As if that isn’t annoying enough, the illegal immigrant patients are actually complaining about hospital staff not speaking Spanish. In this AP story, the author speaks with a woman who is upset that she had to translate comments from the hospital staff into Spanish for her husband. The doctor was trying to explain the situation to the family and the mother was forced to translate for her husband who only spoke Spanish.
This was apparently a great injustice to her.
In an attempt to create a Spanish-speaking staff, Parkland Hospital is now providing incentives in the form of extra pay for applicants who speak Spanish.. Additionally, medical students at the University of Texas Southwestern for which Parkland Hospital is the training facility will now have a Spanish language requirement added to their already jammed-packed curriculum. No other school in the country boasts such a ridiculous multi-semester (multicultural) requirement.
(Sorry for the length, but this needs wide circulation particularly to our “employees” in Congress.)
Remember that this is about only ONE hospital in Dallas , Texas . There are many more hospitals across our country that must also deal with this.   
PLEASE SEND THIS TO EVERY U.S. CITIZEN YOU KNOW. 

 
  If  you want to verify the accuracy of this information:
http://www.snopes.com/politics/immigration/parkland.asp

Illegal injures state rep in Mass, laughs that ‘nothing is going to happen to me’

Illegal injures state rep in Mass, laughs that ‘nothing is going to happen to me’

Thomas Lifson

Arizona just acquired a poster boy for its policy of questioning people about their immigration status in the course of police investigations. Boston Fox 25 reports:

A serious car crash involving a local lawmaker and a suspected illegal immigrant is threatening to reignite already heated debates about immigration on Beacon Hill, according to police reports obtained by FOX25.
State Rep. Mike Moran of Brighton was rear-ended by a suspected illegal immigrant this week. The suspect was wearing a Mexican costume at the time of the crash where he slammed into Moran at 60 mph.
The suspect, 27-year-old Isaias Naranjo, was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol, leaving the scene of an accident and driving without a valid license. According to the report, when told of the serious charges he would be facing, he just laughed.
Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick, a close associate of Barack Obama, three years ago revoked an executive order of former Gov. Mitt Romney, which gave state police the power to investigate immigration violations.
Naranjo, apparently aware of Gov. Patrick’s actions, averred that he was going back to “my country” (Mexico) so nothing would happen.
Watch the Fox25 video here.
Donald Douglas of American Power has looked into Moran’s voting recxord, and finds him a big supporter of illegals:
Checking Moran’s legislative record at local news reports and Project Vote Smart, we see he voted to “delay indefinitely” a proposal to “require the state to verify that anyone over 18 who applies for state benefits is legally in Massachusetts”:
The proposal would require a person seeking benefits to produce proof that he or she is here legally by providing either a valid Massachusetts driver’s license or identification card, U.S. military card, Coast Guard Merchant Mariner card, military dependent’s identification card or Native American tribal document. Anyone who could not produce one of those documents would have the option to execute a notarized affidavit stating that he or she is a U.S. citizen or legal permanent resident or is otherwise lawfully present in the United States.

The measure provides many exemptions from the requirement and allows people who cannot produce the necessary identification to still receive emergency medical treatment, immunization and services such as soup kitchens, crisis counseling and intervention and short-term shelter.

Some supporters of the study said that the proposal is mean spirited and anti-immigrant and noted that many illegal immigrants are hardworking people who perform jobs that most Americans would not do. Others said that the House should gather information before making a rash decision and noted that this problem really should be solved on the federal level. Some argued that there are many legal immigrants who would find it difficult to produce the necessary documents.

Opponents of the study said that it is simply another example of a sneaky way for legislators to avoid a direct vote on the proposal itself.

Not only that, Moran voted in favor of “In State Tuition for Undocumented Immigrants“; to expand “Reproductive Health Clinic Buffer Zones“; for a “Cigarette Tax Increase” and “Sales Tax Increase“; and against a “Constitutional Amendment Defining Marriage” between a man and a woman.

I wonder if Moran is reconsidering his positions? I wish him well in recovering from his serious injuries, and urge bhim to ponder the danger of a segment of the population believing it is immune fromt the laws thanks to immigration laxity.

Hat tip: Nice Deb

Morning Bell: Raising Arizona’s Defense

Morning Bell: Raising Arizona’s Defense

Posted By Mike Brownfield On May 21, 2010 @ 9:37 am In Ongoing Priorities, Protect America | 3 Comments

[1]

It isn’t easy being Arizona these days, especially when President Barack Obama puts politics before Americans’ interests, a foreign head of state before the United States, and an agenda of apology before much-needed, sensible reforms.

But that’s just what happened this week when Mexican President Felipe Calderon visited Washington, DC. President Obama extended a warm hand to Calderon and demagogued Arizona’s illegal immigration law all in the name of politics. Standing in the White House Rose Garden with Calderon, President Obama took the unprecedented step of publicly siding with Mexico against Arizona, saying [2]:

We also discussed the new law in Arizona, which is a misdirected effort — a misdirected expression of frustration over our broken immigration system, and which has raised concerns in both our countries…

And I want everyone, American and Mexican, to know my administration is taking a very close look at the Arizona law. We’re examining any implications, especially for civil rights. Because in the United States of America, no law-abiding person — be they an American citizen, a legal immigrant, or a visitor or tourist from Mexico — should ever be subject to suspicion simply because of what they look like.”

All of this centers around Arizona’s new law that directs law enforcement officers to ask about a person’s legal status if reasonable suspicion exists that they’re unlawfully in the country. And they’re to do that in a reasonable way only during a lawful stop, detention, or arrest.

Enter the spin zone. Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano and U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder took a swing at the new law, later admitting that they’ve neither studied nor even read it [3], let alone mentioned amendments [4] that prohibit using race, color or national origin even as a factor in executing it. And yesterday, Calderon spoke to a joint session of Congress, audaciously criticized Arizona’s law, and drew a standing ovation from Democratic members of Congress [5], Holder, Napolitano and Vice President Joe Biden.

Their attacks are in direct contradiction to the Obama Administration’s own policies [6], which have recognized an appropriate role for state and local governments in dealing with illegal immigration. In 2009, the Obama Administration spent $60 million on grants to state, local and tribal law enforcement in 13 states, all for the purpose of dealing with border-related issues.

But that’s not all. The Obama White House encourages state and local governments [6] to participate in the “Secure Communities” program, which promotes identifying and removing criminal aliens. Oh, and Homeland Security funds Border Enforcement Security Teams, which include state and local law enforcement. Tack on the longstanding constitutional principle that states have clear authority to act in the interests of their citizens’ public safety, and one wonders on what peg the White House is hanging its highly critical hat.

But the failure to make political hay while the sun shines is a wasted opportunity in the Obama White House, especially when this issue is a perfect entree for the President to champion one of his favorite causes – granting amnesty to millions unlawfully in the United States.

There’s a better incremental approach [6] the White House and Congress can take, including: responsible border security; the enforcement of immigration and workplace laws; workable temporary worker programs; and working with Mexico to address its desperate need for security and civil society and economic reforms.

As The Heritage Foundation’s James Carafano writes [6]:

Congress should reject efforts by the White House to demonize the people of Arizona in a crass effort to further the President’s political agenda. The Congress should also insist on incremental, commonsense policies that will address the pressing need for immigration and border security reforms instead of the amnesty-first approach—which both the American people and the Congress roundly rejected the last time it was proposed in 2007.

Meanwhile, for Arizona’s part, it has acted because the federal government has failed to secure America’s national borders. The state now has the obligation to act responsibly in the course of implementing the law.

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