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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more
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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

What We Lost on the Border

What We Lost on the Border

By Shields Fair

An entire way of life has died on the Arizona border.  T.J. Woodard has described for AT readers the dire state of affairs in Cochise County today. But to really understand the magnitude of the change, you need to understand the situation as it was before the floodgates opened.
I grew up in Douglas, Cochise County, Arizona in the 50’s and 60’s, and it was a wonderful place to live. Douglas is right on the Mexican border, in the southeast corner of the state, just 50 miles west of the Arizona – New Mexico border. 
My parents owned a sporting goods store in Douglas for 35 years.  We had many friends who were ranchers and business people from both sides of the border.  My father and I would go hunting and fishing all over the county and in many parts of Mexico… yes I said hunting. In the 50’s and 60’s one could carry guns and ammo across into Mexico and go hunting.  Very little was required in the way of paperwork. 
As I recall, Douglas had just one border patrolman, Ray Borane Sr.  Later his sons Joe became Chief of Police and later judge in Douglas, and Ray Jr. became school superintendent and mayor of Douglas.  
There was no crime that I was ever aware of, no drugs, very few illegals. 
Our home was on 9th street, which was nine blocks from the Mexican border.  We never locked our doors at home and nothing ever got stolen. As kids, we could ride our bicycles anywhere in town, kick down the kick stand and come back later and get back on and ride off.  We did not have to lock our bicycles. 
We were the last home on the east side of town.  Out our back door was the desert to the east all the way to the mountains about five miles away and to the south was nothing but desert all the way to Mexico and beyond. As a kid, my friends and I would wander the desert, chase rabbits with our BB guns and crawl under the two strands of barbed wire that looked like any other fence and find ourselves in Mexico.  We would stop and look at these curious concrete monuments that declared that the U.S. was on the north side and Mexico was on the south side of this monument. No one ever stopped us. 
The area of town just east of our home all the way (15 blocks) to the Douglas Municipal Airport had, in about 1914 – 1918 been an Army encampment known as “Camp Harry Jones”.  For us kids this was a “treasure trove” of long discarded badges, belt buckles, brass buttons, bottles, and such left behind when the camp was finally disbanded in about 1919. 
Douglas Municipal Airport has the distinction of being the “first international airport in all of the Americas”, which of course includes Latin and South America.   General Pershing use to fly Jenny aircraft out of this field chasing Pancho Villa and his troops who regularly raided border towns such as Douglas/Agua Prieta and Columbus, New Mexico.  
During the ‘20’s, ‘30’s , ‘40’s and early ‘50’s the Sunset Limited train ran between New York and Las Angeles.  Four to six passenger trains a day would stop in Douglas going east or west.  Many passengers would get off and stay at the luxurious Gadsden Hotel, for a day or more before going on their way.  From the ‘20’s through the ‘40’s there were casinos in Agua Prieta, the town immediately across from Douglas across the border, and they were a big draw for the train travelers. 
There also were quite a number of great night clubs, restaurants, liquor stores and curio shops in Agua Prieta. The night clubs had great bands and wonderful food.  Crossing the border was like crossing the street.  Douglas and Agua Prieta were “like one city with a fence down the middle.”  In the early days a number of famous “Big Bands” would pass through, usually on the train and stop and play for a few days in Douglas and Agua Prieta. 
During the ‘40’s, 10 miles north of Douglas was the Douglas Air Base, a bomber training base which at one time boasted over 20,000 airmen.  After the war, a number of them stayed or moved back to Douglas. 
Like most towns and cities in Mexico, Agua Prieta had its red light district (“La Zona Rosa”), where prostitution was legal.  Many a young man from the U.S., including the Army Base at Fort Huachucha,  in Sierra Vista, and Davis Monthan Air Force Base in Tucson,  (and of course the airmen during the ‘40’s), lost their virginity in the “Linda Vista”, the “White House”, the “Flamingo” or one of a half dozen other establishments on the “Hill” in Agua Prieta.  Rumors have it that Percy Boden, the chief of Police of Douglas for more than 40 years, was a major owner of a number of these establishments in Agua Prieta. 
Ben Williams Senior, a prominent business man, rancher and entrepreneur, and a close friend of my father, owned lots of property in Cochise County including the “John Slaughter Ranch”, ranches in Sonora Mexico, the Power Company and the Telephone Company in Agua Prieta, Sonora. 
The Mexicans from both sides of the border were all our friends. We all drank, ate, laughed, cried, fished and hunted together.  We went to each other’s families’ funerals, weddings, and parties.  
In the ‘50’s it was legal to bring a gallon of liquor back per adult.  People would drive down from Tucson and Phoenix with a car load of adults and haul back lots of liquor which was purchased very low prices.  The exchange rate was 12.5 pesos to the dollar, or 8 cents each!
My Father and I frequently went hunting on ranches that were owned by our rancher friends on both sides of the border.  These included the Glenn’s, Koontz’s, the William’s, Boss’s, the Morales’s, and the Krentz’s.  
Like all of the ranchers listed above, the Krentz family had owned their ranch before Arizona became a state.  It has been passed down over four generations.  Bob Krentz, who was 10 years behind me in high school was shot and killed in cold blood on March 28, 2010, by what is believed to be a scout for the Drug runners.  All indications are that this was retaliation for the fact that he and his brother found a large stash of marijuana on their property several days earlier and turned it over to the border patrol.  
Later, in 1970 I moved back to Douglas and managed and later owned manufacturing plants with over 400 employees, in Agua Prieta.  I also started MEXSAT, S.A. de C.V, which was the first company to hold the licenses to Design, manufacture, distribute and install satellite television equipment in Mexico.  From 1981 through 1986 I had offices in all the major cities in Mexico.
I can state without any reservation that in more than 40 years of traveling to all corners in Mexico,  1948 – 1995, that I never had one problem with any individual or any agency in Mexico.  Sadly, times have changed and I have no intention to return to Mexico today, nor in the future.  My Mexican friends come and visit me, but I do not reciprocate.
I recently returned to Douglas for our 50th High School Reunion.  Douglas looked extremely run down.  A number of the stores on the main street in town which has formerly been the Kress, Woolworth, JCPenny, Sears, Levy’s and Phelps Dodge Mercantile and other name stores are now rundown ‘bodegas’ owned by Koreans.  The town looked old, tired and decrepit.  Everything needs a good scrubbing and a paint job.  Many boarded-up buildings.  There were border patrol vehicles all over town.  Douglas is now the location of two Arizona state Prisons.  I am told that there are over 500 border patrol agents stationed in Douglas and the second largest employer after the Federal employees, (the border and customs agents), are the Prison Guards. 
Douglas had previously been a thriving hub of commerce, with high paying jobs for the workers of Phelps Dodge Corporation and other industries.  People from many miles around on both sides of the border came to Douglas to shop.
In the last several years I lived in Douglas in the early ‘80’s, I witnessed several Hospitals in Cochise County go bankrupt. This has become the pattern along the borde. Why?  Because hospitals gave service to birthing babies of illegal women who did not have the capacity to pay the hospital bills.  As we all know, these are referred to as “anchor babies”, because they are immediately eligible for a variety of our social services including but not limited to: food stamps, aid to dependent children, welfare, and many more. I do not blame these women; they found a loophole in our system.  The fact that after 40 years the loophole still remains open is the scandal. You and I as wage earners are paying for this with our taxes.  If the situation were reversed and a female American Citizen gave birth in Mexico, no such benefits would be forthcoming. 
Where we use to be able to look across the border and see homes, not unlike our own, now all you see is a very ugly graffiti covered rusting 10 foot high Iron wall with trash piled up against it on both sides.  Sort of reminds one of the Berlin wall.
When my family moved to Douglas in 1948 the population was about 14,000.  Agua Prieta across the border was slightly smaller. Today, Douglas is about 18,000 and AP is over 150,000.  It has sadly become one of the major staging areas along the border for drugs and illegals looking for any kind of opening or opportunity to slip across our border.
By 1986 I could see that the border situation was deteriorating rapidly, sold my businesses and moved away from Douglas.
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