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Chris Christie knows how to pander. And boy oh boy was he pandering today, sucking up to the La Raza racists in their quest for the United States of Aztlan, as he ceremonially signed New Jersey's DREAM Act.
Gov. Chris Christie today urged the children of immigrants who came to this country illegally to "make the most of the opportunity" to pay in-state tuition at the state's colleges and universities under the Dream Act.
The Republican governor officially signed the legislation in private weeks ago. Today, photographers crowded around him as he signed a reproduction of the bill, flanked by lawmakers instrumental in passing it.
"You're an inspiration to us because in you we see all that our country can be," Christie told hundreds of students in the American flag-draped gym at Colin Powell Elementary School. "In you we see, most importantly, infinite possibilities of the human spirit."
What Christie sees, and what inspires him, are votes. The votes of immigration amnesty advocates clamoring for open borders. Whom he'll reward just as soon as he hoodwinks the rest of us into handing him the 2016 GOP presidential nomination.
Christie said even those who are "cold hearted" about the issue, can't argue with the economic benefit of extending in-state tuition to students in whom the state already invests tens of thousands of public education dollars.
Oh, I see. I'm "cold hearted." Because I don't think rewarding lawbreakers is what we ought to be doing. And not for nothing, but after they graduate college, these kids can't legally work in the U.S. So exactly what "economic benefit" is heading our way?
Yeah, I'm sure he'll trumpet some bogus bipartisan "solution" to that one too. Amnesty by another name. Because for all his supposed political savvy, Chris Christie still hasn't figured out that when a Democrat says "bipartisan," it means "do what I want."
And what they want is unfettered amnesty via the vaunted "path to citizenship." It's their Holy Grail, a guaranteed way for Democrats to shift the electoral landscape in their favor for generations to come. Ten to 12 million newly minted citizens, all ready to vote themselves Free Stuff on the backs of hard-working Americans like you and me, and the whole country slides into socialism that much faster.
So here's one thing I know. Chris Christie is no Conservative. And he won't
be getting my vote for president.
Break the law, get a taxpayer-subsidized college education. Because Chris Christie is a Conservative dontcha know.
Thousands of students who grew up in New Jersey but are in the country illegally will soon be able to pay in-state tuition at its public colleges and universities after passage of the so-called "Dream Act" Thursday.
After some procedural back-and-forth, Christie agreed to sign legislation (S2479) that would allow unauthorized immigrants who graduated high school in New Jersey after attending that school for at least three years to be eligible for the lower in-state rates at public higher educational institutions, including in-county rates at community colleges.
Earlier in the day, the Assembly started the bill moving by sending Christie a version that would also make the students eligible for state financial aid programs, including tuition aid grants (TAG). Christie then conditionally vetoed the bill to remove that provision and sent it back to the Senate and Assembly, which both promptly concurred with the change.
Christie spokesman Michael Drewniak said the governor will sign the bill today.
In-state tuition rates are, of course, subsidized by the hard-working taxpayers of New Jersey. You know, those of us who don't flout the law.
But the entitlement mentality of these scofflaws isn't sated. Because they want to attend college for free.
Giancarlo Tello, whose parents brought him in the country illegally when he was 6 years old, said he had to drop out of Rutgers-Newark because he couldn't keep up with the out-of-state tuition rates.
"I'll finally be able to go back to school," Tello, 23, said.
But Tello, who helps lead an organization that fought for the bill, said the group is "begrudgingly" accepting compromise and faulted Christie for not agreeing to sign the whole bill.
"We are going to remember our friends who stood by us," Tello said. "And we'll remember those who thought we only deserve crumbs, such as Gov. Christie, and we're not going to forget that. And we're going to come back next year."
How's that for gratitude? Gimme, gimme, gimme. It's all these grievance-mongers know. So Christie sold out for nothing, apparently. Because did he ever stop to consider what illegal aliens with a free college degree are gonna do with their lives?
They can't work in America. Not legally. So any job this Tello fellow gets will be under-the-table, and you can bet he won't be too concerned about paying his "fair share" of taxes. Why should he? It's not like he's got respect for our laws. His contempt for us is glaringly apparent.
"This is the reality: Illegal immigrants suppress wages while creating a gray economy outside of the oversight of the law," said Assemblywoman Alison Littell McHose (R-Sussex). "They are breaking the law. So what are we doing today?"
You're rewarding lawbreakers. That's what you're doing today.
And meanwhile, tens of millions of American citizens are unemployed, and forgotten. I'm sure they appreciate a governor and potential presidential candidate kicking them while they're down. Giving illegal aliens a college education puts even more pressure on Congress to legitimize their entry into the job pool. The day that happens there won't suddenly be millions of new jobs for them to take. They'll compete with Americans who've been struggling for years, chasing too few jobs in a lackluster economy.
The result will of course be lower wages and less opportunity for American
citizens. That's not a dream, it's a nightmare.
Two days after winning his party's nomination for U.S. Senate Cory Booker is already pandering to La Raza. Senor Mayor has decreed that Newark, NJ will no longer detain illegal aliens.
The Newark Police Department has become the first law enforcement agency in New Jersey to refuse the federal government's requests to detain people accused of minor crimes who are suspected of being in the U.S. illegally, according to immigration advocates.
In enacting the policy, Newark becomes the latest city to opt out of the most controversial part of the "Secure Communities" program implemented by the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Agency in 2011, which allows the agency to ask local police to hold any suspect for up to 48 hours if their immigration status is called into question.
"Secure Communities" was designed to enhance ICE's ability to track dangerous criminals who are undocumented immigrants. Under the policy the Department of Homeland Security reviews fingerprints collected by local police during an arrest, which then allows ICE to issue the detainer requests.
So if you're an American citizen with outstanding parking tickets from East Nowhereville Idaho the Newark PD will run a warrant check and slap on the cuffs.
But if you swam across the Rio Grande and avoided paying taxes for the past 15 years they'll send you on your way with an apology and a smile.
Yeah, that sounds right.
Ain't it great that the police can decide which laws they're gonna enforce?
Hey, why not? It isn't like El Presidente is a stickler for the law either, right?
And really, does anyone believe this policy wasn't unveiled today to help
Cory Booker appeal to the open-borders crowd? I bet Marco Rubio can't wait
to shake his hand.
The Senate immigration reform bill keeps getting better and better. If by "better" you mean "rewards felons."
Earlier this week we learned that illegal aliens with DUI convictions would still be eligible for the path to citizenship.
As preposterous as it may seem, illegal immigrants with drunk-driving, domestic violence, aggravated assault and child abuse convictions will qualify for amnesty under the immigration bill pending in the U.S. Senate unless an amendment introduced by a Texas lawmaker is adopted.
Incredibly, groups that would normally be vocal on these sorts of issues have remained silent. For instance, the nation's largest organization working to stop drunk driving and support victims of the violent crime — Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) — refuses to criticize the proposed law even though it will essentially reward those convicted of driving dunk. Through a spokeswoman, MADD said it "doesn't get involved in immigration matters."
Under the current legislation, crafted by the bipartisan Gang of Eight in the senate, illegal aliens convicted of the crimes mentioned above are eligible for probationary legal status, officially known as Registered Provisional Immigrant (RPI). This means they can qualify for a Social Security number and state driver's license as they embark on a 10-year path to permanent residency. Three years later, candidates become eligible for American citizenship.
So MADD is essentially saying it's OK that habitual drunk drivers like Manuel Gutierrez Vazquez can be rewarded with driver's licenses. Even though he killed a 28 year old father and seriously injured his two young children while driving drunk on a New Jersey highway. Plus, Vazquez did not have a valid driver's license and had been arrested a few weeks earlier for driving drunk in another state, according to a local news report.
Yeah, that's exactly the kind of upstanding immigrant we want to invite into our country!
But OK, suppose by some minor miracle, Manuel Gutierrez Vazquez is denied RPI status. He's still golden, because Big Sis can waive his deportation.
William Jacboson has been doing some homework on the Senate's immigration bill. This is interesting, to say the least, "Loophole in Gang of 8 bill gives Napolitano wide discretion to allow almost anyone to stay in U.S."
Donald Douglas annotated the relevent section:
And there you have it, a loophole big enough to drive a freight train through. Amnesty for everybody. Janet Incompetano can waive deportation for anyone, at any time, with no accountability.
I imagine her criteria will go something like this. "Do you plan to vote
Democrat?" Yes? "Welcome to America!"
Smile, you're on Obama-cam. Because buried deep inside the Senate immigration reform plan is a comprehensive national ID system. Wired broke the story last month.
The immigration reform measure the Senate began debating yesterday would create a national biometric database of virtually every adult in the U.S., in what privacy groups fear could be the first step to a ubiquitous national identification system.
Buried in the more than 800 pages of the bipartisan legislation (.pdf) is language mandating the creation of the innocuously-named "photo tool," a massive federal database administered by the Department of Homeland Security and containing names, ages, Social Security numbers and photographs of everyone in the country with a driver's license or other state-issued photo ID.
Employers would be obliged to look up every new hire in the database to verify that they match their photo.
This piece of the Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act is aimed at curbing employment of undocumented immigrants. But privacy advocates fear the inevitable mission creep, ending with the proof of self being required at polling places, to rent a house, buy a gun, open a bank account, acquire credit, board a plane or even attend a sporting event or log on the internet. Think of it as a government version of Foursquare, with Big Brother cataloging every check-in.
OK, let's not get carried away. This database will never be used at polling places to check voter registration, because, and we all know this, voter ID is racist.
But all that other stuff? Yeah, it's totally gonna happen. Yesterday, CNN explained how it'll work.
Any citizen wanting to take a job would face the regulation that his or her digitized high-resolution passport or driver's license photo be collected and stored centrally in a Department of Homeland Security Citizenship and Immigration Services database.
The pictures in the national database would then need to be matched against the job applicant's government-issued "enhanced" ID card, using a Homeland Security-mandated facial-recognition "photo tool." Only when those systems worked perfectly could the new hire take the job.
Immigrant employees would probably have to get biometric (based on body measurements like fingerprint scans and digital images) worker ID cards. Social Security cards may soon become biometric as well. Any citizen or immigrant whose digital image in the Homeland Security databank did not match the one embedded in their government-issued ID would be without a job.
Pushes all that NSA spying and wiretapping into a whole new dimension, doesn't it? They've got our phone records. They're reading our email, friending us on Facebook, and following us on Twitter. SCOTUS says they can swab our DNA. And DHS will tie it all together with our picture and social security number.
All Obama has to do is put his "photo tool" facial recognition software behind the legion of security cameras deployed hither and yon "for our protection," and Big Brother will know our every move. Probably even before we do.
Welcome my son
Welcome to the machine
Where have you been?
It's alright we know where you've been
Winston Smith, please call your office.
New Jersey has a Republican U.S. Senator!
Jeffrey Chiesa was sworn in Monday to what will be an 18-week stint as United States senator, less than a week after Governor Christie arrived at his home to discuss whether he would be interested in replacing the late Sen. Frank Lautenberg.
"I have work to do to learn about the institutions and about the issues, which I'm trying to do, I started to do over the weekend," Chiesa said. "And it's actually less than a week from the time [Christie] came until right now, and so I'm getting my legs steadied underneath me and doing everything I can to ful fill my obligation."
OK Senator, time to jump into the deep end. Here's your first issue. Marco Rubio's scamnesty. Your job is to vote "no."
Our job is to remind you of that, repeatedly, by writing and calling your office.
Jeffrey S. Chiesa
Washington, DC Office
1 Russell Courtyard
Washington, DC 20510
With Kelly Ayotte's defection it is imperative that you hold the line against La Raza and the open borders crowd.
There is only one path to immigration reform. And that path starts with comprehensive, efficient, and impregnable border security. Then, and only then, can this country afford the luxury of contemplating the status of 12 to 14 million braceros yearning to vote Democrat.
Alas, even modest proposals to that end are lambasted by the gods of political correctness.
Former Atlanta Braves third baseman Chipper Jones tweeted a public apology on Sunday after facing a massive backlash for suggesting the government fill the Rio Grande River with alligators to prevent illegal immigration.
Sheesh. I'd mine the whole river and deploy snipers on our side. Teaching them fellers a lesson ought not take too long, if they're half as smart as Rubio says they are.
Look, one way or another we have to stop the flood of benefit-seekers before we dangle a whole new mountain of free stuff out there for the taking.
That's not too much to ask, is it Senator Chiesa?
Hey, remember the Gang of 8? You should, because Professor Jacobson just posted a very interesting observation.
At this time, the Democrats are like Thomas Crown in the flick, "The Thomas Crown Affair," who created a distraction over here, while over there, he was stealing a multimillion dollar painting.
But in this case, it's a total transformation of the American people, by immigration law changes to aid and abet the non-enforcement we've had for decades. All these abuses of power converging at this time are almost COMPLETELY distracting everyone who could bring pressure to bear to prevent the enactment of new law which without question — without question — will alter our demographics and governing philosophy to the point of no return.
And in a heartbeat I knew why the administration chose last week to suddenly "apologize" for harassing the Tea Party last year. We were all geared up to fight the Gang of Ocho's scamnesty and Look, squirrel! Conservatives and the Tea Party might be energized again, but we're energized against the wrong problem.
Obama's sacrificing the IRS, and maybe the DOJ, to win 14 million new Democrat voters, almost certainly guaranteeing the U.S. will continue moving leftward, inexorably slouching toward socialism. If he turns Texas blue the totalitarian takeover will be complete.
Did you know that Mitch McConnell has dropped his opposition to Obama's scamnesty? 'Tis true. Maybe some of our energy could be better spent beating him upside the head with a clue-by-four?
Did you also know that the Senate Judiciary Committee has already voted to approve this abomination? And that they packed their chamber with scores of illegal aliens shouting "Si Se Puede!" when they did it?
How's that for a kick in the face to the Constitution? Congress aiding and abetting lawbreakers. Press "1" for English, assholes.
Here's Professor Jacobson again:
The Gang of 8 bill, if it passes, will go down in history as a mistake as disastrous as Obamacare. It must be stopped.
Emphasis on must. Go read his post. He lays out scamnesty's odiousness in convenient bullet point form.
And back in January John Hawkins published at list of 22 problems with the bill, which is also well worth your time.
Let's not get distracted, OK? Yes, pounding Obama over his ever-widening sewer of scandals is fun, and worthwhile. But he's still focused on his end-game — the complete and utter destruction of everything the Founding Fathers ever stood for. He cannot, he must not, be allowed to succeed.
The trickle is now a stampede.
Arrests of illegal immigrants crossing into the United States have nearly tripled in recent months — in anticipation of Congressional efforts to enact comprehensive immigration legislation, border patrol agents told CBS News Wednesday.
"Once the first group gets across, they call their family, they call their friends and let them know, Hey the time is right, come on over," Border Patrol agent and union representative Chris Cabrera told CBS News.
In March, 7,500 illegals were arrested in the Rio Grande Valley of South Texas — which includes McAllen — Cabrera told CBS News. That's up from 2,800 in January.
Immigration into the United States had been slowing during the recession.
But CBS says hopes of gaining citizenship under new legislation and a rebounding U.S. economy are fueling the fresh migration.
Gee, nobody could have seen that coming, eh? C'mon down! The path to citizenship is now open! Don't forget to sign up for your Free Stuff and remember to please always vote Democrat!
Yet Big Sis Janet Incompetano insists our border is "secure." Uh huh, sure it is.
And proponents of the latest scamnesty plan will keep telling you it's impossible to round up all 11 million illegals and send them home. To which I say, if 11 million citizens suddenly decided to stop paying taxes just how long do you supposed it'd take for Obama's IRS to find and incarcerate each and every one of them?
Immigration reform is back in the news. Sigh. The only "reform" I want to see is discounted one-way bus tickets.
Anyway, Fox News has a handy-dandy comparison of the failed 2007 immigration reform proposal with Marco Rubio and The Gang of Eight's new and improved "Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act."
That old one died because it was too lenient on illegal alien lawbreakers, and it failed to protect our borders. So what did Rubio's merry men come up with this time? Something worse.
Last time: Go back home and do it the right way.
This time: Automatic "Path to Citizenship," and here's your Green Card! Don't forget to vote Democrat.
Last time: The border must be secured first.
This time: Janet Incompetano has six months to come up with a border security "strategy."
Last time: Up to 200,000 "guest workers" eligible each year, for 5 years.
This time: Welcome Braceros!
It installs a new "W" visa for up to 200,000 low skilled immigrants, and another 120,000 "merit based" visas annually for extremely talented immigrants. It removes any caps for extremely talented individuals in the arts, education, sports and sciences. It also increases from 65,000 to as many as 180,000 visas for U.S. businesses, known as H1Bs.
Last time: All employers have to use E-Verify prior to the start of any guest
This time: All employers are required to sign up for E-Verify within 5 years. The guest worker thing starts immediately.
Last time: No federal benefits (except Obamacare, ugh) for guest
This time: Obamacare and in-state tuition for everybody, federal welfare eligibility after 13 years, and MarcoPhones!
According to the newly filed bill, immigrants who are allowed to enter the United States under a work visa, will be 'granted' a taxpayer funded cellular phone. Move over "Obama phone," we present the new 'Hola, Como Estas?!' MarcoPhone.
And to what I'm sure is your utter surprise, the company which makes these new MarcoPhones is based in Rubio's district.
Thanks Mr. Conservative Hispanic Wonder-Republican. You're just the kind of
guy we need; if by "we" you mean "Democrats." With friends like you, La Raza
has already won.
Marco Rubio leading the RINO Squish Amnesty Parade? After so many conservatives personally vouched for Marco's bona fides as The Real Deal?
"Comprehensive Immigration Reform" is not a winning issue for the GOP. The Democrats own the La Raza vote. Any "path to citizenship" will be sold by the media as their triumph, and spun as a total Republican defeat. You'd have to be an idiot (or a U.S. Senator, but I repeat myself) to believe otherwise.
As a nation, why do we want to bring in people to collect welfare, food stamps, end up on disability and generally take more than they give? Yes, that's not every illegal immigrant, but it is a good description of the majority of illegals and we're being told we essentially have a choice between "all" or "none." Again, there's nothing wrong with any honest job, including picking oranges and strawberries, but as a nation we'd benefit much more from bringing in scientists, engineers, and computer programmers than people who bring nothing of significance to the table other than a willingness to break the law in order to do manual labor at below market labor rates.
Here's my idea of immigration reform. Enact Mexico's immigration law. Word for word. If it's a good enough system for how they can treat us, why can't we use it as a blueprint for how we treat them?
Oh yeah, because people who cry "racism" can't be racists themselves. Sorry,
Who needs laws? Obama's Nada Deportacion Executive Order takes effect today, and they're coming out of the woodwork for amnesty.
In what is expected to be a wave of people downloading applications from the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services website, illegal immigrant-residents of New Jersey under the age of 31 will join thousands of others around the country seeking to take advantage of a groundbreaking program that takes effect today. President Obama issued an executive order in June that led to the establishment of the immigration agency's "Consideration of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals" program. The initiative blocks deportation proceedings against those accepted into the program for two years, while also offering them temporary work permits.
Immigrant-rights advocates and New Jersey immigration lawyers say they have been inundated with phone calls and appointments in recent weeks from illegal immigrants seeking advice about whether they qualify for the administration's program and about what documentation they need to produce when applying.
The reform targets a particular portion of the undocumented immigrant population: Only those who came to the United States when they were younger than 16 and are now younger than 31; have lived here for at least five years; have not been convicted of a serious crime; are in school, have a high school diploma or GED or have been honorably discharged by the military are eligible for what's being called "deferred action."
Ah yes, the undocumented youth, brought here against their will, but bravely trying to make of go of it in their new home. Like these guys:
Naturally Obama's got a fairly elastic definition of "in school" too. Middle school dropouts are eligible. Well sure, the less you know the more likely you'll be dependent on government and vote for Democrats.
I think we know the answer to that one. Can you say "pandering to the Hispanic vote?" Sure, I knew you could.
Come to America, get free stuff! That whole "land of opportunity" thing? Nobody believes that shit anymore. Sit down, take a load off, you'll get yours just as soon as Obama is re-elected and the rich start paying their fair share.
Coincidentally, Obama scores a hefty lead among unregistered voters.
If unregistered and unlikely voters were to go to the polls this year, President Obama would win the election with ease, according to a new Suffolk University/USA Today poll released on Wednesday.
Nearly 40 percent of American adults won't vote in the upcoming election. But of unregistered and unlikely voters, the poll found that 43 percent of both blocks favored the president. Among unregistered Americans, only 14 percent chose Mitt Romney.
Everything you need to know about why Democrats hate Voter ID Laws is right there in that poll.
UPDATE 15 Aug 2012 19:30:
I thought of a silver lining to Barry's Bracero Program.
Now that 1.76 million illegal aliens will be registered and "on the grid" it'll be easier for President Romney and new head of Immigration Enforcement Joe Arpaio to round 'em up and send 'em home.
Just what we need, more hyphenated Americans.
To keep pace with rapidly changing notions of race, the Census Bureau wants to make broad changes to its surveys that would treat "Hispanic" as a distinct category regardless of race, end use of the term "Negro" and offer new ways to identify Middle Easterners.
The recommendations released Wednesday stem from new government research on the best ways to count the nation's demographic groups. Still it could face stiff resistance from some racial and ethnic groups who worry that any kind of wording change in the high-stakes government count could yield a lower tally for them.
America used to be the land of opportunity. Now it's one big racial spoils system.
For instance, because Hispanic is currently defined as an ethnicity and not a race, about 18 million Latinos - or roughly 37 percent - used the "some other race" category on their census forms to establish a Hispanic racial identity. Under one proposed change to the census forms, a new question would simply ask a person's race or origin, allowing them to check a single box next to choices including black, white, or Hispanic.
The other changes would drop use of "Negro," leaving a choice of "black" or African American, as well as add write-in categories that would allow Middle Easterners and Arabs to specifically identify themselves.
The wording in census surveys can be highly political: Census data are used to distribute more than $400 billion in federal aid and draw political districts and thus can elicit concern if a change were to yield a lower response.
It's all about the Benjamins.
Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to check a box and instantly be eligible for oodles of free stuff...
Anyone remember when people came here to be Americans? Did your Civics teacher (we didn't have that "Social Studies" nonsense back then!) talk about America as "The Melting Pot?"
No? Then you've been brainwashed by that multiculturalism crap.
America's strength is the sum of her people. You don't get to stand off to the side and reap the fruits of our endeavors while pouting about how unappreciated you feel because your Green Card didn't come with a free Cadillac. Join the party, celebrate the Fourth of July, host a barbecue on Memorial Day, and maybe you'll actually come to appreciate all the hard work and sacrifice that went into making America the greatest nation in the history of forever.
And if you don't like America, go back to whatever Third World hellhole you're insisting I hyphenate into your precious ethnic identify. We're all red-blooded Americans here Jack, and because we're nice guys we'll let you throw a parade once a year and dress up however you like while we stand on the sidewalk and politely applaud your quaint folk dances.
But the other 364 days? We're all in this together. E Pluribus Unum.
One Nation Under God. Indivisible. With Liberty and Justice for all.
Yeah, let's give 'em all amnesty! Especially the drunk-ass scum who mow down decent Americans, and stick Mom with the bill.
A grieving mother told a South Carolina court she was slapped with several bills, including one to clean the street after her son was killed by a drunken driver last year.
Loretta Robinson spoke on June 19 of the emotional and financial toll her son Justin Walker's death had on her as the driver Anna Gonzales, who is an illegal immigrant, pleaded guilty in the case.
Robinson told the judge she has been unable to work due to the emotional impact of her son's death, and can't pay the bills she keeps receiving from the accident even though her son was not at fault, WYFF reports.
Because even with all the free stuff Obama passes out this illegal "immigrant" has no money.
"I had to pay to have the vehicle towed," [Mrs. Robinson] said according to WYFF. "I had to pay for the vehicle removed and to clean up the street from Justin's blood on the ground."
Our government has plenty of sympathy for illegals. Sympathy for their victims?
Not so much.
And apparently SCOTUS agrees, since they just invalidated most of Arizona's SB 1070. If Obama doesn't want to enforce our immigration laws, nobody can enforce our immigration laws.
Which of course leads to innocent families paying the ultimate price. And then being billed for the privilege.
Who needs Congress when you can impose the DREAM Act by executive fiat?
The Obama administration will begin granting work permits to younger illegal immigrants who came to the U.S. as children and have since led law-abiding lives instead of deporting them.
The policy change, described to The Associated Press by two senior administration officials, will affect as many as 800,000 immigrants who have lived in fear of deportation. It also bypasses Congress and partially achieves the goals of the so-called DREAM Act, a long-sought but never enacted plan to establish a path toward citizenship for young people who came to the United States illegally but who have attended college or served in the military.
Great. 800,000 more people who won't find work in Obama's America. Are they immediately eligible for unemployment compensation and food stamps?
Bet you can't guess why Barry's doing this.
The election-year initiative addresses a top priority of a Latino electorate that has been vocal in its opposition to administration deportation policies.
Votes! He's pandering as fast as he can. There must've been a poll saying
Latinos were gravtiating to Romney. So it's time to give 'em free stuff!
C'mon in fellas, Uncle Sam wants unemployed Mexicans! Don't forget to move
to Florida and register to vote.
Who needs Congress when you're Barack Obama? With the stroke of his pen illegal aliens can now live the DREAM Act.
The Obama Administration today announced a virtual amnesty-by-decree for hundreds of thousands of illegal aliens, whose deportations will be "indefinitely delayed". In addition, Obama finally announced a jobs program — but for ILLEGAL ALIENS, not citizens — as those 300,000 illegals will also become eligible for "work permits."
This action represents an administrative end-run around Congress, which twice rejected the 'DREAM Act' in 2010.
Estados Unidos Aztlan! Of course nobody is
actually hiring, so take your brand new work permits right down to the
unemployment office. It's the first door on the left. And remember to
vote Democratic, it's easier than getting a job!
Check this out. The Obama Administration clearly isn't doing enough to attract illegal aliens to these United States, so now they've added "married to" (or "thinking about being married to") a person of the same sex as yet another reason to cancel deportation proceedings.
Henry Velandia is a Venezuelan national who moved to Princeton, NJ while appearing in a Univision TV series. He overstayed his visa, which makes him ineligible for a Green Card. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) caught up to him, and initiated deportation hearings.
But then there was a "catch."
Last year Mr. Velandia took a ride to Connecticut to "marry" a fellow named Joshua Vandiver and suddenly he was a cause celebre among the intelligensia. Because even though he broke the law, Henry Velandia was being unjustly deported! ICE picked on him because he is gay!
As always when it comes to "gay rights," there are no rules. There are only rainbows. And unicorns. And of course sympathetic bureaucrats who drag their feet until their bosses can see which way the political winds are blowing.
Two weeks ago, citing waning Obama Administration support for the Defense of Marriage Act, ICE changed their tune. "Pursuing Mr. Velandia's deportation is not an enforcement priority at this time." And just like that the judge dropped the charges. Henry Velandia's get-out-of-jail-free card arrived in yesterday's mail.
Well whaddya know. When it comes to "Love, Illegal Alien Style," boy-meets-girl is totally passe. ICE is on to all the fake bride scams and they put every traditionally married immigrant couple through the ringer. But now, thanks to "gay marriage," the backdoor to Green Card Nirvana is wide open again.
So starting next month, when every Juan, Jose, and Hector in the Tri-State Area
hotfoots it over to New York to get hitched to the bracero of his dreams, don't
say I didn't warn you.
What, you thought Janet Incompetano was going to replace it with a real fence? Bwahahaha!
The open borders crowd doesn't want any stinkin' fence. So SBInet is dead.
"The SBInet program has been a grave and expensive disappointment since its inception," Representative Bennie Thompson, the senior Democrat on the House of Representatives Homeland Security Committee, said in a statement which noted that the Department of Homeland Security was ending the project.
Yes, it's a grave disappointment to walk all the way through Mexico to the U.S. border only to be turned back because DHS saw you on Candid Camera.
Welcome to Aztlan, please wipe your feet.
MEChA has picked up on the Auntie Zeituni meme. We owe them.
At Santa Barbara Community College in California the radical latino students' organization MEChA (Movimiento Estudiantil Chicano de Aztlan — Chicano Student Movement of Aztlan) has issued a laundry list of demands. Demands!
Currently, only 32% of classes at SBCC Continuing Education classes cater to Latinos and it is essential that all classes offered through SBCC Continuing Education are bilingual to ensure that Latinos enjoy the same rights, education and personal enrichment opportunities that citizens and English speakers have now. We seek to ensure that all Latinos have the ability to improve their skills and increate their incomes regardless of their status or English speaking ability.
We seek to ensure that SBCC Continuing Education provides for our welfare on the basis of restitution, not handouts or beggar's crumbs. We will demand that the SBCC Board of Trustees...
Their demands are tediously enumerated, but all boil down to "do everything you do in Spanish so we don't have to learn English." Cater to us!
Because you know it's restitution for stealing California from Mexico and forcing us to live here. Or something.
Curiously they are able to communicate in English when it suits them. Really, wouldn't it have been more apropos to issue the list of demands in Spanish to sort of emphasize their point that English is unnecessary to them? And that is their point, English and indeed all of American culture is secondary to the notion of Aztlan — their reunified Mexifornian utopia. If they truly wanted to integrate they might have just politely requested an accelerated emphasis on ESL classes.
Don't believe me? Here's their final paragraph:
Institutions in our community which do not serve Latinos have no place in the community. We will soon be the majority and we will control and we deserve full respect and education now, not later.
They forgot to add, "and when we're in charge we're gonna make you our bitch." The "respect" only flows one way of course.
Their arrogance is staggering. But hardly unique.
Last week a group of latino students at Rutgers University rudely and loudly interrupted a speech by the school president to demand (there's that word again) lower tuition for illegal aliens. New Jersey state law requires that illegals pay out-of-state tuition rates. But that didn't dissuade these Auntie Zeituni wannabes from hectoring Richard McCormick as he delivered his annual State of the University speech at the student center in New Brunswick.
"The university for the last year and a half has been giving us the runaround," said Braulio Salas, a senior political science major and co-chair of the Latino Student Council at Rutgers. "If he's not going to listen to us, we're going to make him listen to us."
After his speech, McCormick told the approximately 500 students, professors, alumni and staff members in the audience he was sympathetic to the cause of students who had entered the country illegally as children.
"It is not within our power ... to solve that problem," McCormick said. "It will have to be solved in the context of the government of New Jersey and of the nation."
Got that you spoiled little brats? He's on your side. He's not giving you the runaround; there's nothing he can do because he's following the law.
Oh wait, I forgot. What illegal alien cares about following the law? Laws are an impediment to the fulfillment of their demands. Every day of their lives is a testament to the impotency of our laws, when you're already flouting one law, what's the big deal with simply ignoring any others which present an inconvenience to you?
Call it the Broken Windows Corollary of La Raza entitlement syndrome. What we need is an immigration policy akin to Rudy Guiliani's no BS resolution to NYC's squeegee-men infestation.
As in, take your demands and Go Home.
New "guidance" issued by the Obama Administration has many career Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents scratching their heads. Assistant Secretary John Morton, who heads ICE, issued a memo on June 29th regarding the apprehension, detention and removal of illegal immigrants.
Listed as the agency's top priority, according to the memo, are illegal immigrants who pose a danger to national security or a risk to public safety; those convicted of violent crimes, both felons and repeat offenders; those older than 16 who participated in organized criminal gangs; and those with outstanding criminal warrants.
In other words, terrorists and drug dealers.
Described in the memo as lesser priorities are foreign nationals caught crossing the border illegally or using phony immigration documents to gain entry, and those identified as fugitives after failing to show up for immigration or deportation hearings.
Until they mow down a nun while driving drunk, then I guess they're bumped up to the top of the list.
And in case the "guidance" wasn't clear enough:
One high-ranking ICE official, who asked not to be identified because he was not authorized to discuss the memo publicly, said agents at a major field office who inquired were told, "Arresting and deporting aliens was administrative work, and that as ICE criminal investigators, they were not going to do administrative duties."
So, let me get this straight, it's beneath the dignity of the guys entrusted with enforcing the border to, you know, actually enforce the border.
It's not like we don't already have plenty of law enforcement agencies tasked with tracking and arresting terrorists. And the drug war has effectively turned most police departments into heavily miltarized fiefdoms which would make most third world strongmen green with envy. Sure another set of eyes is always welcome, but the Border Patrol shouldn't be ignoring what in a sane world ought to be their primary mission.
In effect the ICE memo is an engraved invitation to every Pedro, Juan, and
Maria from south of the border to come on up, the door is open! And it
probably says as much in the Spanish version Felipe Calderon is busy
handing out on the streets of Mexico City.
Fresh flowers. Continental breakfast. High speed internet access. Unlimited local and long distance calls. Nightly bingo games. First-run movies. Cooking, art, and dance classes. Sounds like a five-star resort, right?
Nope, it's the new, "friendlier", ICE detention facility for illegal aliens.
The changes, detailed in an internal ICE e-mail obtained by the Houston Chronicle, were welcomed by immigrant advocates who have been waiting for the Obama administration to deliver on a promise made in August to overhaul the nation's immigration detention system.
The 28 changes identified in the e-mail range from the superficial to the substantive. In addition to "softening the look of the facility" with hanging plants and offering fresh carrot sticks, ICE will allow for the "free movement" of low-risk detainees, expand visiting hours and provide unmonitored phone lines.
All paid for, of course, by the U.S. taxpayer. And instigated by Barack "President Without Borders" Obama, who is unwilling to acknowledge that breaking our nation's immigration laws is in fact a crime.
Instead of coddling these lawbreakers, how about we do something radical,
like send them home?