The threat of illegal alien amnesty-by-executive order

The threat of illegal alien amnesty-by-executive order

By Michelle Malkin  •  June 23, 2010 10:07 AM

NumbersUSA posted a letter on Monday from GOP Sen. Grassley and seven other Republican Senators challenging the White House on rumors of illegal alien-amnesty-by-executive order. The gist of it:

We understand that there’s a push for your Administration to develop a plan to unilaterally extend either deferred action or parole to millions of illegal aliens in the United States. We understand that the Administration may include aliens who have willfully overstayed their visas or filed for benefits knowing that they will not be eligible for a status for years to come. We understand that deferred action and parole are discretionary actions reserved for individual cases that present unusual, emergent or humanitarian circumstances. Deferred action and parole were not intended to be used to confer a status or offer protection to large groups of illegal aliens, even if the agency claims that they look at each case on a “case-by-case” basis.

While we agree our immigration laws need to be fixed, we are deeply concerned about the potential expansion of deferred action or parole for a large illegal alien population. While deferred action and parole are Executive Branch authorities, they should not be used to circumvent Congress’ constitutional authority to legislate immigration policy, particularly as it relates to the illegal population in the United States.

This administration has accomplished its major policy agenda items through force, fiat, and fraud. Immigration will be no different.

More to the point, as I’ve reported many times and in-depth in my blog posts, colum ns, and books, open-borders activists and open-borders politicians have accomplished illegal alien amnesty-by-special order with almost no grass-roots resistance for years.

Both the Bush and Obama administrations support non-enforcement orders on deportation.

Both Republicans and Democrats have sponsored “special relief” bills to grant amnesty to illegal alien criminals. Remember:

How Congress gives special relief to convicted murderers, smugglers, and other alien law-breakers
By Michelle Malkin • June 11, 2007 01:00 PM

Are you aware that deportable aliens can circumvent immigration laws with the help of your member of Congress? Are you aware that more than 50 bills have been introduced in Congress this year that would grant special, private relief to individual immigrants fighting deportation? It’s instant amnesty through special legislation. And it’s been happening for years under the radar. Past and present beneficiaries have included smugglers, illegal aliens, and now a convicted murderer wanted in his home country for engaging in terrorist activity and participating in an assassination plot that left a prime minister and dozens of his family members dead.

Both political parties remain clueless or indifferent to the deportation abyss that affords illegal aliens countless appeals and de facto, endless amnesty.

As I first pointed out in Invasion eight years ago, comprehensive immigration ENFORCEMENT reform won’t come from Washington until Americans outside the Beltway start doing it themselves.

The revolt is well underway.

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Send the White House your two cents on illegal alien amnesty-by-executive order here.

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Related:

As Naked Emperor News highlights in 2004 video, Obama has openly advocated trading border security for amnesty. He’s not the only one in Washington to embrace this feckless trade-off:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qMD7rjlHKFQ&feature=player_embedded

Barry and Brewer’s Border Brouhaha

Barry and Brewer’s Border Brouhaha

Jeannie DeAngelis

Governor Jan Brewer has requested President Obama help secure the border with Mexico by reassigning National Guard helicopters from other states and training missions to Arizona.

Governor Brewer’s Border Security Plan calls for additional covert National Guard reconnaissance, increased National Guard aerial patrolling, annual National Guard military exercises conducted in regions along the border, increased economic and logistical support for local law enforcement, and improved border county interaction and federal agency partnership.  The Governor’s plan also calls for substantial expansion of the Joint Counter Narco-Terrorism Task Force (JCNTF).

Governor Brewer made the request in a letter to Obama, dated the day after the state dinner for Mexican president Felipe Calderón. Brewer must have felt if 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue could be so heavily guarded by security, secret service and ID checkers for a state dinner and after party, why not some choppers to keep drug runners, gangs, illegals and violent criminals out of Arizona?

While attempting to enforce immigration law in Arizona the governor claims to have only, “…four OH-58 Kiowa helicopters available for border missions,” at her disposal.  Apparently, “choppers are deployed overseas and others are reserved for training missions.” 

Maybe there are extra helicopters hanging around the premises left over from Beyonce’s Margarita and Felipe performance on the South Lawn of the White House that could be freed up for border reconnaissance missions

In addition to recently requesting air support Governor Jan Brewer also took the disingenuous, inappropriate nature of Obama’s immigration statements and sentiments to task. 

Daily Jan Brewer stares down Mexican banditos, so publicly spanking Barry for misstatements, bad attitudes and misrepresentation of the Arizona bill, was no big deal for a governor determined to protect a border state and uphold the rule of law, and well she should.

The Obama administration has distorted and politicized the Arizona law, as well as using a serious issue to divide the nation along racial lines.   The President also incorporated Arizona’s attempt to close unsecured borders into the butt of juvenile jokes.

And while Barack Obama may host a great party, and even graciously share the stage with a rat, the Arizona governor felt Barry’s obnoxious jocularity when referring to situations where drug runners murder American citizens, should be addressed.

Soon after Jan Brewer publicly pointed out Barack’s less than stellar performance as a national leader, the governor then “requested additional helicopters be freed up from training missions or taken from other states and assigned to the southwestern border.”

Now that’s a lady with chutzpah!

However, after going toe-to-toe with Barack, who seems more willing to agree with foreign leaders, criticizing American laws and statutes, than supporting a governor whose state is overrun with illegal criminals – the additional helicopter appeal doesn’t look hopeful.

 “The governor acknowledges her request may be unpopular with other governors, but she says she believes there are legitimate national interests in sending more aircraft to Arizona.” 

Governor Jan Brewer’s request will not only be “unpopular” with other governors, but detested by the Secretary of Homeland Security, likely mocked by the “misdirected” Barack Obama and if given a platform, Mexican border enforcer, Felipe de Jesús Calderón Hinojos could add his two cents. 

Reality is, chances are better for Tareq and Michaele Salahi getting into a White House function a second time then Jan Brewer getting one scintilla of assistance from the federal government. It’s unlikely the Arizona governor’s letter, request or existence will be acknowledged by the President, let alone one additional OH-58 Kiowa granted to assist in Jan Brewer’s endeavor to secure the United States border.


Author’s content: www.jeannie-ology.com

Arizona or San Francisco?

Arizona or San Francisco?

Posted By Russell Pearce On May 12, 2010 @ 12:31 am In FrontPage | 5 Comments

I am State Senator Russell Pearce, the author of SB1070, which was signed by Governor Jan Brewer.  Fear mongering and misinformation is the tool of the Left against this common sense legislation.

Paul Kantner of the 1960s rock band Jefferson Airplane once remarked, “San Francisco is 49 square miles surrounded by reality.”  When I first heard that San Francisco was planning to boycott Arizona over the SB 1070, this description seemed apt.

However, when neighboring Oakland’s city council voted 7-0 to boycott Arizona last week, and President Pro Tem of the California State Senate Derrell Steinberg announced a campaign in the legislature to boycott us, it became clear that San Francisco is merely ahead of the California crazy curve.

Why did I propose SB 1070?  I saw the enormous fiscal and social costs that illegal immigration was imposing on my state.  I saw Americans out of work, hospitals and schools overflowed, and budgets strained.  Most disturbingly, I saw my fellow citizens victimized by illegal alien criminals.

The murder of Robert Krentz—whose family had been ranching in Arizona since 1907—by illegal alien drug dealers was the final straw for many Arizonans.  But there are dozens and dozens of other citizens of our state who had been murdered by illegal aliens. Currently 95 illegal aliens are in Maricopa County jail for murder.  When do we stand up for Americans and the rule of law? If not now, when?  We are a nation of laws, a Constitutional Republic.

Most of the hysterical critics of the bill do not even know what is in it. SB1070 simply codifies federal law into state law and removes excuses and concerns about states’ inherent authority to enforce these laws and removes all illegal “sanctuary” policies.

The law does not allow police to stop suspected illegal aliens unless they have already come across them through normal “lawful conduct” such as a traffic stop, and explicitly prohibits racial profiling.  Illegal is not a race, it is a crime.

Aside from the unfounded accusation of racial profiling, the chief complaint about the bill is that it infringes on federal jurisdiction by enforcing laws.  Arizona did not make illegal, illegal.  It is a crime to enter or remain in the U.S. in violation of federal law. States have had inherent authority to enforce immigration laws when the federal government has failed or refused to do so.

For all their newfound respect for the authority of federal immigration law, the open borders advocates who oppose SB 1070 have no problems with “sanctuary cities” across the country that explicitly obstruct federal immigration authorities to protect illegal aliens, even though are illegal under federal law (8 USC 1644 & 1373.)

In 2008, San Francisco began a campaign to encourage illegal aliens to take advantage of the city’s public services.  Mayor Gavin Newsom stated, “We have worked with the Board of Supervisors, Department of Public Health, labor and immigrant rights groups to create a city government-wide public awareness campaign so that immigrants know the city won’t target them for using city services.”

The results were tragic. A few months after the campaign, Edwin Ramos, an illegal alien and member of the MS 13 gang, murdered San Francisco resident Tony Bologna and his two sons who he mistook for rival gang members.  Ramos had a lengthy criminal record including a felony assault on a pregnant woman.  He was arrested on gang and weapons charges and promptly released just three months before the murder.  Not once did San Francisco report him to immigration authorities.

One month after the murder of Bologna, illegal alien Alexander Izaguirre stole Amanda Keifer’s purse and then intentionally ran her over with an SUV, laughing as she hit the pavement and fractured her skull.   Four months earlier, Alexander Izaguirre had been arrested for felony dealing of crack cocaine.  Not only did San Francisco refuse to turn him over to immigration authorities, they expunged his record and helped get him a job, which is criminal in and of itself.

Keifer asked the obvious question, “If they’ve committed crimes and they’re not citizens, then why are they here?  Why haven’t they been deported?”

The answer is that politicians like Gavin Newsom and Phoenix Mayor Gordon put the interests of illegal aliens before the safety of American citizens.

Our law is already working.  One can just scan the newspapers and see dozens of headlines like “Illegal Immigrants Leaving Arizona Over New Law: Tough, Controversial New Legislation Scares Many in Underground Workforce Out of State,”

In contrast, American citizens are leaving California.  For the last four years, more Americans have left the state than have moved in.

In criticizing the SB 1070, Barack Obama said, “Our failure to act responsibly at the federal level will only open the door to irresponsibility by others.”  There is nothing irresponsible about enforcing our law, but President Obama is right in that this is only necessary because the federal government does not do its job.

But the solution is not “comprehensive immigration reform,” a euphemism for amnesty. This will only encourage more illegal immigration.  And making illegal aliens legal does nothing to change the social and fiscal costs they impose on Arizona or the nation as a whole.  The Heritage Foundation’s research puts the cost of amnesty at over $2.5 Trillion dollars.

The federal government simply needs to enforce its immigration laws by cracking down on employers of illegal aliens, securing our borders, and deporting illegal alien criminals.

If states understand states rights and our Constitutional duty and responsibility to our citizens this legislation in Arizona will be a model for states across the nation and the federal government, it will end illegal immigration to America, but President Obama is looking towards San Francisco instead.

State Senator Russell Pearce represents Arizona’s 18th Legislative District.

Arizona: Doing the job the feds won’t do

Michelle Malkin 

Arizona: Doing the job the feds won’t do

By Michelle Malkin  •  April 23, 2010 05:06 PM


Open-borders lobby in a frenzy

It’s official: GOP Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer has signed the nation’s toughest immigration enforcement bill. They’re doing the job the feds won’t do — taking the law and our borders seriously to protect the health, safety, and welfare of our citizens first.

Cue the ACLU lawyers, the open-borders lobby, and the race-card players. And watch the Left show you what intolerance is really all about.

For his part, Cardinal Roger Mahony is at it again — likening pro-enforcement advocates to Nazis.

My previous blogging on Mahoney’s open-borders zealotry is here.

And no surprise: Obama’s DOJ is ready to pounce.

We don’t need election season converts like John McCain leading the opposition to the Democrats’ shamnesty response. We need trustworthy conservative stalwarts who can withstand the relentless smear campaign against supporters of strict, consistent, effective immigration and entrance enforcement.