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A Friend of La Raza
Obama, shared his vision of America as welfare state with the annual meeting of the National Council of La Raza, compared last year's massive immigration rallies, led by Hispanics, to the civil-rights marches of African-Americans in the 1960's.

In California, in order to garner support from Hispanics, Obama announces his support for granting driver's licenses to illegal immigrants.

"Barack Obama has not backed down" on driver's licenses for illegal  immigrants, said Federico PeŮa, a former Clinton administration Cabinet member and Denver mayor now supporting Obama.  "I think when the Latino community hears Barack's position on such an important and controversial issue, they'll understand that his heart and his intellect is with Latino community."

To the Harvard-trained lawyer, the illegal immigrants are just "undocumented immigrants" who just haven't had a chance to get the paperwork done.

It certainly is new for someone, campaigning for our nation's highest office, to see representation of the millions who are here illegally, as part of those responsibilities.

Can it be that Obama thinks he is running for secretary-general of the United Nations and not president of the United States?
Government Terrorists
The Patriot Room reports that there was a YouTube Video on this, but it was pulled.

In a panderfest to La Raza, Obama once again showed his love for America and its laws.

"The system isnít working when 12 million people live in hiding, and hundreds of thousands cross our borders illegally each year; when companies hire undocumented immigrants instead of legal citizens to avoid paying overtime or to avoid a union; when communities are terrorized by ICE immigration raids Ė when nursing mothers are torn from their babies, when children come home from school to find their parents missing, when people are detained without access to legal counsel."

The killer is, these were prepared remarks. It wasnít a gaffe; the speech was written that way.

Is this guy running for president of Mexico or the United States?

Democrat presidential nominee Barack Obama today speaking to the National Council of La Raza in San Diego promised amnesty for the more than 12 million illegal immigrants that are living in the United States.

Hereís a bit of what Obama had to say: "Yes, they broke the law.  And we should not excuse that.  We should require them to pay a fine, learn English, and go to the back of the line for citizenship -- behind those who came here legally.  But we cannot -- and should not -- deport 12 million people."

Obama went on to say: "That's why we need to offer those who are willing to make amends a pathway to citizenship.  That way, we can reconcile our values as both a nation of immigrants and a nation of laws."

Thatís amnesty any way you look at it.  How does "a nation of laws" ignore the fact that 12 million people broke the law of the land by granting them amnesty?
Obama Pledges Amnesty
Obama has pledged amnesty for "law-abiding illegal aliens."

Regardless of one's feelings about illegal aliens, the simple fact is that their presence alone disqualifies each and every one from being "law abiding."

At a minimum, all illegal aliens have violated immigration laws and US borders.  Many have engaged in other criminal acts, including consumption of public services to which they are not entitled.

To leave open the possibility that any illegal alien can be logically seen as "law abiding" is about as absurd as describing Islam as a "Religion of Peace."
Obama's Next Big Push: Amnesty
RUSH:  Now, what's next, ladies and gentlemen?  I told you it's going to hit you between the eyes.  While you weren't looking, and it didn't get a whole lot of coverage yesterday: "Tens of thousands of immigrants and activists rallied in Washington, calling for legislation this year to give legal status to millions of illegal immigrants and seeking to pressure President Obama to keep working on the contentious issue once the health care debate is behind him.  ... The rally brought the return to major street action by immigration activists, who turned out hundreds of thousands of protesters in marches and rallies in 2006."  Their message to Obama: We gave you time on health care, now we want amnesty.  But they don't have to lobby President Obama for this, and they don't have to protest for it.

They don't have to even ask for it.  The next big push, almost immediately -- and they will use whatever unconstitutional measure they have to to get it done -- will be amnesty.  And I want to predict to you how Obama is going to sell this.  Mr. Snerdley, would you suspend your call screening for just a moment because I need you to hear this.  Whoever you're speaking to, put 'em on hold.  I want you to hear this, 'cause you're going to get phone calls about it.  The next big push -- we're not even going to breathe a sigh of relief before it happens, these people are relentless -- the next big push will be amnesty for as many millions of illegal immigrants who are here.  Obama is going to need their votes in 2012.  The Democrats are going to need their votes at every election from this day forward, if down the road we have elections, and I'm not joking.  The Constitution has just been ripped to shreds.  So why is anything in it safe?

I want you to hear how Obama's going to sell this.  I want you to hear how Obama's going to run around the country at these rallies, here's what he's going to say: (imitating Obama) "There are some people who don't like your skin color, who don't think you should be American."  He has come to divide.  He has come to conquer.  Is there anybody who now doubts what I meant when I said, "I hope he fails"?

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UpdateThe White House declined on Thursday to rule out the possibility that Obama might sign future legislation, such as an immigration reform measure, that has not been put to a recorded yea-or-nay vote in both houses of Congress.

Update:  The Communists Party USA is on board.
Obamaís Greatest Crime
Col. Ralph Peters says that Barack Obamaís greatest crime against our flag and the republic for which it stands isnít his administrationís health-care theft bill.  Thatís mere shoplifting compared to whatís coming next.

Obama and the leftwing of the Democratic Party intend to turn ten to eleven million illegal immigrants into voters as expeditiously as possible, giving them a permanent national electoral majority based upon a beholden Lumpenproletariat.  If they succeed, our country will face mob rule.

No individual who broke the law to enter this country should ever be allowed to decide who becomes our president, governor, senator -- or town council member.  If there is one message patriotic Americans must act upon during the remainder of Obamaís reign, itís this: No voting rights for illegals.

No other issue of our time matters remotely as much -- not our lukewarm struggle with Islamist terror or even our metastasizing deficits.  This isnít about tax increases or where to hold terror trials.  Itís about preserving our democratic institutions for law-abiding citizens.

Inevitably, objections to handing immigration criminals the vote will be denounced as racist, anti-immigrant, inhumane and so on.  Unable to argue on logical grounds, the left will resort to savage name-calling.  And, of course, illegal immigrants will be compared to the legal immigrants of yesteryear, as if our laws are just burdensome annoyances that insist on silly distinctions.

As for the leftís all-purpose charge of racism, any illegal immigrant -- Irish, Guatemalan or Nigerian -- must never be granted the right to vote in a US election.  "Illegal" means "not legal."  It means "criminal."  This is not a matter of nuance, and it isnít color-coded.

(The single exception I would make would be to grant full citizenship to illegal immigrants who serve honorably in our military for a minimum of five years -- but the left would hate that, too.)

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Obamaís Greatest Crime
Col. Ralph Peters says that Barack Obamaís greatest crime against our flag and the republic for which it stands isnít his administrationís health-care theft bill.  Thatís mere shoplifting compared to whatís coming next.

Obama and the leftwing of the Democratic Party intend to turn ten to eleven million illegal immigrants into voters as expeditiously as possible, giving them a permanent national electoral majority based upon a beholden Lumpenproletariat.  If they succeed, our country will face mob rule.

No individual who broke the law to enter this country should ever be allowed to decide who becomes our president, governor, senator -- or town council member.  If there is one message patriotic Americans must act upon during the remainder of Obamaís reign, itís this: No voting rights for illegals.

No other issue of our time matters remotely as much -- not our lukewarm struggle with Islamist terror or even our metastasizing deficits.  This isnít about tax increases or where to hold terror trials.  Itís about preserving our democratic institutions for law-abiding citizens.

Inevitably, objections to handing immigration criminals the vote will be denounced as racist, anti-immigrant, inhumane and so on.  Unable to argue on logical grounds, the left will resort to savage name-calling.  And, of course, illegal immigrants will be compared to the legal immigrants of yesteryear, as if our laws are just burdensome annoyances that insist on silly distinctions.

As for the leftís all-purpose charge of racism, any illegal immigrant -- Irish, Guatemalan or Nigerian -- must never be granted the right to vote in a US election.  "Illegal" means "not legal."  It means "criminal."  This is not a matter of nuance, and it isnít color-coded.

(The single exception I would make would be to grant full citizenship to illegal immigrants who serve honorably in our military for a minimum of five years -- but the left would hate that, too.)

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Obama Issues Over 1,000,000 Green Cards

Dave Gibson is reporting that with 1 in 5 Americans out of work, Obama has issued over one million green cards.

The Department of Homeland Security has just reported that during 2009, they issued 1,130,818 new Green Cards to foreign nationals, allowing them to work legally in this country.  That number represents the fourth highest number of cards issued in one year.

750,000 of the new Green Cards were given to the families of U.S. citizens and legal permanent residents.  The top four recipient nations are as follows:
    

ē  MexicoÖ164,920
ē  ChinaÖreceiving 64,238
ē  PhilippinesÖ60,029
ē  IndiaÖ57,304

    
In Feb. 2009, the financial institution Merrill Lynch announced that the nationís actual unemployment rate had reached 13.9 percent.  A year later, that number had risen to 17.3 percent.  This figure represents Americans who have been laid off from full-time positions and are now working part-time, as well as those who have simply stopped looking for work, and workers whose unemployment benefits have run out.

The official unemployment figure given monthly by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics is now listed around 10 percent, but represents only those Americans currently receiving unemployment checks, and is not truly indicative of the dire employment situation now facing the U.S.

In 1931, the second full year of the Great Depression, the average rate of unemployment was 16.3 percent, with U.S. unemployment peaking at 25 percent in 1933.  We now sit in between those two disastrous figures, with an ever-worsening economy.

With U.S. unemployment now at depression levels, we simply can no longer tolerate not only illegal immigration, but any immigration which allows foreign nationals to take much-needed jobs from American citizens.

Why are we paying the salaries of elected representatives who now seem to represent everyone, but us?

According to Harry Reid, tbama has every intention of using the 12,000,000 illegals to steal America from Americans.  The next bill the Democrats plan to push through Congress via reconciliation is amnesty -- to include the right to vote.
    
 
Democrats Ready to Ram Immigration Reform Through Like ObamaCare

Freedom's Lighthouse is reporting that Harry Reid told a crowd at the Las Vegas Rally for Immigration Reform that Democrats are ready to ram comprehensive immigration reform through like they did ObamaCare -- video here.

Reid told a pro-Immigration Reform rally over the weekend (1:10 mark of the video):

"We're gonna come back, we're gonna do comprehensive immigration reform.  I've got 59 Democratic Senators, all but 3 will support this.  We're gonna do immigration reform just like we did health care reform -- Soon!"

If Reid and the Democrats move forward with this before the midterm elections, they are ensuring an enormous landslide for the GOP.  As mad as Americans are right now over ObamaCare, if they ram this through in like fashion, it will be an avalanche at the polls in November.

Here is another video of the rally -- check out the flags and banners-- looks like Harry knows Americans won't vote for him, so his future lies in the hands of illegals.

At one time, the traditional gracious Mexican host would welcome honored guests by telling them, "Mi casa es su casa" -- my house is your house -- well, it's changed.

It's now, "su casa es mi casa" -- your house is my house.

         
SEIU's Plan to Exploit "Immigration Reform"

In Obama File 95, published in January, Trevor Loudon exposed the SEIU's agenda behind the sweet-sounding "Immigration Reform."  In June 2009, Executive Vice President of the mega-union, Eliseo Medina spoke of turning the millions of new citizens into progressive voters.  A few days ago, on April 6, 2010, the KeyWiki Blog had the story on another of the SEIU's Executive Vice Presidents, Gerry Hudson.

Democratic Socialists of America (DSA) is an highly influential organization.  While only 6,000 strong, DSA has considerable strength in the labor movement, non profits, education and inside the Democratic Party.  While Marxist based, DSA's innocuous sounding name, allows the organization to operate in ways and places that their allies in the the Communist Party USA cannot.

After using its clout to push through "healthcare reform," DSA is now using its influence in the giant union SEIU, to promote "immigration reform".

On April 6, 2010 at the McShain Lounge in McCarthy Hall Georgetown University, Washington, D.C. the DSA controlled Dissent magazine sponsored a seminar, "Labor, the Left, and Progressives in the Obama Era", summed up as follows:
    

After the success of health care reform, whatís next on laborís agenda?  How can the labor movement grow and engage with a progressive movement that speaks to the Obama era?  What is the role of younger workers, workers of color, and women?  Is there a new "New Deal" on the horizon?

    
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Barbara Ehrenreich, a writer/activist and formr DSA co-chair.

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Christopher Hayes, Washington editor of the the DSA infiltrated Nation magazine and former writer for the DSA dominated In These Times.

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Gerry Hudson, executive vice-president of the SEIU. A long time DSA member.

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Michael Kazin, co-editor of Dissent magazine and co-author of a history of American communism with DSA member Maurice Isserman. Kazin traveled to Cuba in 1970 to cut cane for Castro, with the infamous Venceremos Brigade.

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Harold Meyerson, columnist for the Washington Post. A DSA vice chair.

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Liz Shuler, secretary-treasurer of the AFL-CIO

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The seminar worked on ways to sell "immigration reform" to workers -- a tough job, especially in a time of high unemployment.

SEIU leader and veteran of the Communist-led Black Radical Congress, Gerry Hudson, promoted the idea of manipulating anti-Latino immigrant black workers.  This would be achieved by exploiting and stoking their fear of white "f**king rabidly racists."   To Hudson it seems to be a legitimate tactic to promote anti-white feeling among blacks, in order to get them to support immigrant Latinos (video).

But why, in a time of high unemployment, do DSA labor unionists want to legalize illegal immigrants and open US borders to still more low skilled labor competition?  How is that in their members interest?

 

The answer is simple.  The membersí interests donít matter -- this is about power.


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Here It Comes!
The Wall Street Journal blog is reporting that Barack Obama called Massachusettsí new Republican senator, Scott Brown, from Air Force One today to deliver some news: Democrats are moving forward with an immigration overhaul in a month.

Sen. Scott Brown (R., Mass.) Brown, in an interview with the Journalís Neil King Jr., said Obama was giving him a heads-up that immigration was coming down the pike and he should give it some serious thought.  The senator promised to look closely at the bipartisan bill that Sens. Lindsey Graham (R., S.C.) and Charles Schumer (D., N.Y.) are trying to produce.

"He called me originally about illegal immigration, something that he wanted me to look at that was coming down the pike," Brown says of the call, which also roamed onto other topics like basketball and financial regulation.  "I told him and others that I will read anything and make a judgment when it comes forth."

Alluding to the issue a few minutes later, Brown clarified what he told Obama.  "When I said I have an open mind, it means I have an open mind to read the bill," he said.  "That doesnít mean that I will vote for granting amnesty to anyone.  But I want to be respectful to the president and to any member who brings me a proposal."

After winning health care and advancing financial re-regulation, many Democrats thought Obamaís big legislative agenda would be winding down.  Election season is beginning, a Supreme Court nomination fight is at hand, and Democrats donít lack for accomplishments, just political support.  But Schumer has argued strongly that they should move forward with a broad overhaul of immigration laws, including a tough crack-down on border security and a path to citizenship for the estimated 11 million illegal immigrants future Democrats already in the country.

If Brown is right, Schumer appears to be carrying the day -- for now.
No Habla Ingles?  No Welfare
Howie Carr says I have a big problem with giving my fellow American citizens welfare, so why the hell would I want to extend the handouts to every freeloading illegal alien in the world?

Auntie Zeituni, this means you!

OK, so this proposed cutoff of "services" to non-citizens by GOP Rep. Jeff Perry is a political ploy in his campaign for Congress.  Who cares?  What exactly is Barack Obama doing proposing amnesty for millions of illegals but trying to gin up his vote for the fall?

What was the problem with the immigration system before Ted Kennedy reformed it back in 1965?  If you wanted to immigrate here, you had to have a sponsor, and your American sponsor had to sign an affidavit swearing that you, the immigrant, would not become a burden on the taxpaying public.

Those were indeed the good old days.  According to a Harvard University study a few years back, now one-third of all immigrant households are getting one handout or another, compared to 15 percent of native-born households.

Since when has it been nativist and racist to be in favor of enforcing the laws on the books?  You and I have to obey them, why arenít they enforced for everyone?  Hereís how it should work for foreigners.  Come over here -- legally.  Work -- repeat, work -- for a few years.  Pay into the system, learn the language, then become a citizen.  Then collect, if you need it.

And by the way, no more anchor babies.  Changing that law is job one.

Yeah, I know, the illegals are only doing the jobs Americans wonít do.  Thatís what George Bush used to say.  But if thatís the case, if so many of them are working so darned hard, how come they and their "advocates" seem so obsessed with welfare programs, whether itís free health care (which they already have in hospital emergency rooms) or what amounts to free in-state college tuition.

Perryís amendment is just a sidebar to the larger story, out of Arizona, about the new law making illegal immigration a crime out there along the border.  A rancher was recently murdered out there by a, well, letís just say the cops believe that an undocumented worker is the new American of interest.

According to the latest polls, 70 percent of the Arizona citizenry supports the crackdown.  That includes 51 percent of Arizona Democrats.  Yet the legislation is invariably described as "polarizing."

Close to 60 percent of the American people oppose the nationalization of health care.  Yet, as has been noted on the Internet, have you ever once heard the lame-stream media describe the health-care legislation as "polarizing?"  Oh no, itís a reform.

The unemployment rate in Massachusetts is over 9 percent.  Itís 9.5 percent nationally.  Everyone is broke, yet the illegals still come, hands out.  Hereís a novel thought: Charity begins at home.
Whose Country Is This?
Pat Buchanan says with the support of 70 percent of its citizens, Arizona has ordered sheriffs and police to secure the border and remove illegal aliens, half a million of whom now reside there.

Arizona acted because the U.S. government has abdicated its constitutional duty to protect the states from invasion and refuses to enforce America's immigration laws.

"We in Arizona have been more than patient waiting for Washington to act," said Gov. Jan Brewer.  "But decades of inaction and misguided policy have created an unacceptable situation."

We have a crisis in Arizona because we have a failed state in Washington.

What is the response of Barack Obama, who took an oath to see to it that federal laws are faithfully executed?

He is siding with the law-breakers.  He is pandering to the ethnic lobbies.  He is not berating a Mexican regime that aids and abets this invasion of the country of which he is commander in chief.  Instead, he attacks the government of Arizona for trying to fill a gaping hole in law enforcement left by his own dereliction of duty.

He has denounced Arizona as "misguided."  He has called on the Justice Department to ensure that Arizona's sheriffs and police do not violate anyone's civil rights.  But he has said nothing about the rights of the people of Arizona who must deal with the costs of having hundreds of thousands of lawbreakers in their midst.

How's that for Andrew Jackson-style leadership?

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Obama Wants Hispanic Community In State Of Agitation
The Daily Caller reports Bill Clintonís former political consultant Dick Morris on Monday night said Obama is pushing an immigration bill that he knows wonít pass so he can stir up racial fears of Hispanics against Republicans.

"He wants to put the Hispanic community -- which is leaving him -- he wants to put them back in a state of agitation feeling Republicans are somehow racist and uniting behind the Obama administration," Morris said on Foxís Hannity.  "I personally donít think it is going to work.  I think that legal citizens who are here of Latino origin are not necessarily in favor of amnesty."

Morris said polling suggests Latinos are suffering more from unemployment and recession and since many are social conservatives, Obama knows he needs wedge issues to keep them from supporting Republicans in 2010.

"So what Obama needs to do is raise the ante and get them to feel they are under attack again by English-only, anti-immigration zealots, as he would put it.  Thatís the game heís trying to play.
Hypocrite In Chief
Flopping Aces says Obama warned Americans that political speech can lead to violence -- not his never-ending speech, of course -- yours.

Obama delivered the commencement address at the University of Michigan on Saturday.  His speech had more straw man arguments than there were graduates.  Apparently, if you oppose his policies you are anti-democratic and seeking to overthrow the legitimate government as defined by him.

In the middle of a long lecture on why strong opposition prevents you from realizing he knows what is best for you and blocks "compromise" (as if he has ever supported real compromise) he dropped the "v" word.  Apparently, vocal opposition to his policies "coarsens our culture, and at its worst, it can send signals to the most extreme elements of our society that perhaps violence is a justifiable response."

Only last week Obama told a crowd in Iowa that the new Arizona immigration law would mean that, "Now, suddenly, if you donít have your papers, and you took your kid out to get ice cream, youíre going to get harassed."  Obama said it was "irresponsible" and threatened "the basic notion of fairness that we cherish as Americans."

Obama went on to say this about the Arizona law:

"In fact Iíve instructed officials in my administration to closely monitor the situation and examine the civil rights and other implications of this legislation.  If we continue to fail to act on a federal level we will continue to see misguided acts open up around the countryÖ  We can choose a different future.  A future that keeps faith with our history, with our heritage and with the hope that America has always inspired the hearts of people all over the world."

What Obama didn't tell you is that an Immigrant ID Law has been on the books for 70 years.

Byron York reported that some people might not know that since the 1940s, federal law has required non-citizens who are in the United States permanently to carry on their person, at all times, the official documents proving that they are here legally -- green card, work visa, etc.  That has been the law for 70 years, and the new Arizona law does not change it.
Obama Not Interested In Enforcing Immigration Laws
BOND Action, an African-American cultural action organization, which exists to educate, motivate and rally Americans to greater involvement in the moral, cultural and political issues that threaten this country, has come out in full support of Arizona's immigration law, SB1070.  Barack Obama has criticized the bill.  Left-wing black activists Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson have compared the state to "Nazi Germany" and the law as equivalent to a form of "terrorism."

"President Obama and his race-hustling friends oppose SB1070 because they want amnesty for the more than 12-million illegal aliens in the U.S. which would create another Democratic Party voting-bloc and help them attain their goal of permanent power," said BOND Action Founder and President, Rev. Jesse Lee Peterson.  "This Arizona law is a direct result of the Obama administration's failure to enforce existing federal immigration laws.  Those injecting race into the debate are left-wing-ideologues motivated by a political agenda."

The Arizona law mirrors federal law, which requires non-citizens to register and carry their identification with them and says that violating federal immigration law is now a state crime as well.  It allows police to only ask about immigration status in the normal course of lawful contact with a person, such as a traffic stop or if they have committed a crime.  According to federal government estimates Arizona has had one of the fastest growing illegal immigration populations in the country increasing from 330,000 in 2000 to 560,000 by 2008.

"Sharpton, Jackson and Obama administration officials are misleading the public about this law in hopes of preventing other states from following Arizona's lead.  Seventy-percent of Arizona's citizens support the law.  It's not designed to racially profile or discriminate.  I commend the lawmakers and citizens for taking the necessary course of action on this issue," Rev. Peterson said.
Sedition At UCLA
  

L.A. Teacher Calls For Mexican Revolt in the U.S. (04:56)

"We are revolutionary Mexican organization here.  We understand that this is not just about Mexico.  Its about a global struggle against imperialism and capitalism.  At the forefront of this revolutionary movement is La Raza.  We will no longer fall for these lies called borders.  We see America as a northern front of a revolutionary movement.  Our enemy is capitalism and imperialism."

Ron Gochez is NOT a professor at UCLA.  Gochez is currently a HISTORY teacher (yikes) at Santee H.S. in Los Angeles.

When a Leftist/Communist, who receives his salary from the California tax-payer, does it then its called "Courage and Audacity."  He is urging revolution on the UCLA campus.  If this was a Tea Party Patriot, instead of a La Raza racist, the SWAT Team would have been called out.

La Raza's motto is, "Por La Raza todo.  Fuera de La Raza nada."  Translation, "For The Race everything.  Outside The Race, nothing."

Ron Gochez, agitating at UCLA, says "our enemy is capitalism and imperialism," calls for revolution and the overthrow of the legitimate government -- that's sedition, plain and simple -- and on the tax payer's dime.

I can just imagine what is being taught in this guy's class, but he's a lousy teacher, according to "Rate My Teachers."

Take the time and drop Santee High School a note:

This is Obama's doing.  He is splitting the country by race and gender.  He's dividing and conquering.  He is appealing to emotion and lowest common denominator -- and the commies are coming out of the woodwork to take advantage of it.
Give Us Free Stuff -- Or Else


     
Illegals promise to shoot policemen in Arizona unless they get FREE health care, tax-free jobs, housing, and food.  Because America owes it to them.

Obama sure has brought the country a long way from John Kennedy's, "Ask not what your country can do for you, but what you can do for your country."

Now it's "Gimme, gimme, gimme -- or else!" -- and these people aren't even Americans -- shows you what a little "community organizing" can do.
Come to the USA


Ray Stevens' new song about the illegal immigration debate   (03:19)
Obama Sides With Mexico Against Americans
NewsMax.com says Barack Obama stepped up his criticism of Arizona's controversial immigration law Wednesday, calling it "misdirected" and warning that it has the potential to be applied in a discriminatory fashion.

Speaking at a joint news conference with Mexico's President Felipe Calderon, Obama called for overhauling the nation's immigration laws and said that can't be done unless Republicans support it.

In asking anew for an immigration overhaul, Obama showed solidarity with Mexican President Felipe Calderon, who called Arizona's law discriminatory and warned Mexico would reject any effort to "criminalize migration," although illegal immigration in Mexico is a crime that's strictly punished.

The controversy over the Arizona law, which replicates the federal law, would make it a state crime to be in the country illegally, hung over Calderon's visit.  Both leaders oppose the law, with Obama directing the Justice Department to review it for possible civil rights violations, and Calderon's government issuing a travel warning for Arizona, out of concern that Mexicans face an adverse political environment there.

Obama, known as an enthusiastic consumer of marijuana and cocaine, also said the U.S. has an obligation to deal with the demand for drugs in this country, that has helped fuel the drug violence, a stance that has won Obama praise from the Mexican government.

Just throw this latest Obamanation on the pile of apologies that Obama has issued to every 3rd-world, Marxist or Muslim dung-heap country since he's occupied the Oval Office.  This guy has to be sent back to wherever he comes from.  He really, really hates America.
Outrageous!


Alien Mexican insults America and American laws in our House -- Democrats applaud!  (01:29)
Foreign Terrorists Breach U.S. Border
Chelsea Schilling says illegals are coming from Afghanistan, Iran, Egypt, Pakistan, Sudan, Syria, and Yemen, almost nine years after terrorists murdered 2,751 people on Sept. 11, 2001.

The U.S. is still facing a major threat as hundreds of illegal aliens from countries known to support and sponsor terrorism sneak across the U.S.-Mexico border.  Thousands of illegal aliens apprehended along the 2,000 mile border stretching through California, Arizona, New Mexico and Texas aren't even from Mexico.  The U.S. Border Patrol calls them "Other Than Mexicans," or OTMs, and many are citizens of countries that are sponsors of terrorism.

A 2006 congressional report on border threats, titled "A Line in the Sand: Confronting the Threat at the Southwest Border" and prepared by the House Committee on Homeland Security Subcommittee on Investigations, indicated that 1.2 million illegal aliens were apprehended in 2005 alone, and 165,000 of those were from countries other than Mexico.  Approximately 650 were from "special interest countries," or nations the Border Patrol defines as "designated by the intelligence community as countries that could export individuals that could bring harm to our country in the way of terrorism."

Atlanta's WSB-TV2 aired two segments [part 1, part 2] on U.S. border security after it obtained records from a federal detention center near Phoenix, Ariz., and found current listings for illegal aliens from Afghanistan, Egypt, Iran, Iraq, Pakistan, Sudan and Yemen.  "We have left the back door to the United States open," former Rep. J.D. Hayworth told the station.  "We have to understand that there are definitely people who mean to do us harm who have crossed that border."

Based on U.S. Border Patrol statistics, there were 30,147 OTMs apprehended in fiscal year 2003; 44, 614 in fiscal year 2004; 165,178 in fiscal year 2005; and 108,025 in fiscal year 2006.  Most were caught along the U.S. Southwest border.  According to the Department of Homeland Security's 2008 Yearbook of Immigration Studies, from the Office of Immigration Statistics, federal law enforcement agencies detained 791,568 deportable aliens in fiscal year 2008 -- and 5,506 of them were from 14 "special-interest countries."

The State Department lists the following as "special-interest countries": Afghanistan, Algeria, Iraq, Lebanon, Libya, Nigeria, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Somalia and Yemen.  The following "special-interest countries" are listed as sponsors of terror: Cuba, Sudan, Syria and Iran.  The aliens were apprehended "at the borders of the United States, in the interior of the country and at designated sites outside of the United States."  The 2008 yearbook lists 791,568 deportable aliens by country (Page 97).  Some include:
    

Afghanistan: 29
Algeria: 41
Cuba: 3,896
Iran: 98
Iraq: 118
Lebanon: 188
Libya: 11
Nigeria: 299
Pakistan: 494
Saudi Arabia: 71
Somalia: 66
Sudan: 46
Syria: 71
Yemen: 78

    
According to the Government Accountability Office, "The Border Patrol reported that in fiscal year 2008, checkpoints encountered 530 aliens from special-interest countries."

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Obama's Border Corner
James Devere says that in a masterful display of backing himself into a foreign policy corner, Obama has taken his stubborn insistence upon misrepresenting Arizona's law to the international stage.  Considering that the Arizona immigration law is based on federal law, Obama's stance seems to be that there is no illegal immigration, just misguided racism.  Yesterday, he stood shoulder to shoulder with Mexico's Philippe Calderon and declared that immigration law is misguided and misdirected.  Calderon, for his part, called US immigration law discriminatory.  Obama seemed to agree.

Obama has put himself into the untenable position of declaring the enforcement of current immigration laws as "potentially" racist.  To follow his logic, any law written and enforced in the United States will carry the potential for profiling.  The American people are not capable, under Obama's point of view, of enforcing any law as it pertains to immigration.  The result can be nothing short of an open border.

Obama commented yesterday addressing employers as if the Arizona law is directed solely at the supply side of the issue.  Arizona, maybe unbeknownst to Obama, has one of the country's most stringent laws against employing illegal workers.  The implications of his comments are that illegal immigration is a result of American employers' desire to dodge labor laws and nothing else.  There is no culpability for coyotes, or the conditions that exist in these people's home countries.  The inability of a corrupt Mexican Government to provide for its population is, according to Obama and Calderon, a burden that the US must shoulder.

Obama has announced plans to create a comprehensive (read international) immigration policy.  Bodies such as the Mexican Government and UN will be involved in setting our immigration policy.  Not since the days of Nicholas Trist has the Arizona border been in such dispute.  Unfortunately, Obama has already shown that he will not stand up for the integrity of our national border.  To our current Administration, America exists not with physical boundaries called borders.  No, America is just an idea on paper, and that paper is under attack by Washington.

Obama was the first presidential candidate to actively campaign overseas.  Under his leadership, bailouts know no international borders.  Under his leadership, drug crime and immigration know no borders.  Obama has proven that he is not interested in an American solution to problems, deferring instead to an era of internationalism in the formation of American Policy.  That policy, however, has gone too far when the Administration begging to collaborate rather than cooperate with a foreign government.  Arizona has been vilified and made a scapegoat for the failure of either political party to solve the illegal immigration problem.  The difference now is that the highest office in America is siding with a foreign power against one of its own 50 states.  The current Administration has decided to no longer represent Arizona or the 70% of the population that agrees with her.
Obama Offends Americans
The Hon. Ernest Istook comments on Obama saying that Arizonaís new immigration law is awful because it "has the potential to be applied in a discriminatory fashion."

Name one law that doesnít.  Even jaywalking laws have been challenged with claims that theyíre discriminatorily applied.  (It happened in Peoria!)  The ACLU has long claimed that traffic laws are abused via racial profiling.

By publicly bashing an American law during a joint appearance with the President of Mexico, Barack Obama poured gasoline on an already-raging fire and missed a golden chance to be statesmanlike. His unseemly comments outdid the the State Departmentís improper apology to the Chinese about the Arizona law.

The White House could have made the occasion a teachable moment, asking Mexican President Felipe Calderon to understand that the federal-state issue is an internal matter that we can and will resolve -- not Mexico.  That would have demonstrated respect for the majority of Americans who tell pollsters they support Arizonaís law (and 73% who told Pew they endorse "requiring people to produce documents verifying legal status).  Obama went beyond disagreement and showed contempt for that view.

Instead, he re-stirred the passions over his constant international apologies for the USA.  Add to that list that he thinks the millions of Americans who support Arizona are "misguided" (which comes across as a code word for "Neanderthal").  Obama has now topped even his visit to France where he accused the U.S. of being "arrogant."

Yet Obama and his surrogates display that arrogance when they set up false arguments and claims about the law, while publicly admitting that they (at least the Attorney-General, Homeland Security Secretary, and the spokesperson for the State Department) never bothered to read it before bashing it.  In an era when most of the public distrusts mainstream media, the Administrationís credibility collapses when they base their remarks on media reports rather than the text of the law.

They should at least acknowledge that Arizonaís law explicitly bans racial profiling.  Sen. John McCain accuses Obama of "totally falsifying the law passed in Arizona, which calls for reasonable suspicion, both whether someone should be stopped or not, and, once theyíre stopped, reasonable suspicion as to whether they are in the country illegally, and it specifically outlaws racial profiling."

As a former constitutional law instructor, Obama could have reminded us that most laws are constitutional as written, and are upheld so long as not applied in an unconstitutional manner.

Instead, he opted for pandering rhetoric.  Itís no secret that Democrats hope Hispanics will become single-issue voters who will be a permanent part of the Democrat Party coalition.  A La Raza/SEIU-sponsored poll shows Latinos are indeed being galvanized over the issue.

There are other repercussions.  Obama has enlarged the importance of another big question: WWKD?  What would Elena Kagan do if approved for the Supreme Court?  Would she vote to uphold or strike down this law?  Inquiring minds want to know, and responsible U.S. Senators should inquire.

Calderonís comments -- echoed again in his next-day speech to Congress -- did not go unnoticed.  "It was inappropriate for President Calderon to lecture Americans on our own state and federal laws," said Senator John Cornyn (R, TX).  Calderon also has economic motives for his remarks because billions flow southward from his countrymen working in the U.S.  But his protestations prompted observations about hypocrisy, because "their (Mexicoís) law still reads an awful lot like Arizonaís."

It was unseemly and insulting to have Obama join with the head of another nation in bashing the duly-approved law of a state of our union.  Obama has reinvigorated fears that he lacks commitment to Americaís sovereignty and that he gives more respect to the views of those in other nations than to the views of his fellow Americans.

Now if you want to see what it's like on the other side, read this -- An American Worker In Mexico.
Obama Has His Jack-Boot On The Throat Of America
Anthony G. Martin says Obama and this Administration have consistently, persistently, and incessantly shown they have no regard whatsoever for the will of the citizens.  Thus, Obama has his "jack-boot" on the throat of America.

From the stimulus bill to the Wall Street bailout, from the ObamaCare bill to the massive energy tax known as "cap and trade," this regime has shown that it will defy the values, the beliefs, the political views, and the wishes of ordinary citizens across the land who have shown time and again that they oppose these programs by overwhelming majorities.

No greater example of the oppressive nature of the Obama regime can be found than their stance on the Arizona illegal alien law and U.S. law which mandates that the federal government secure the borders and enforce immigration law.

After 25 years of failing to adhere to the law, looking the other way as law-breakers invade this nation from the southern border, and engaging in sickening pandering to illegals for political gain, the federal government has demonstrated that it has no intention of following the law.

Arizona is reaping the consequences of this abject failure.

Phoenix is the world's second most dangerous city in terms of kidnappings and abductions, which law enforcement officials admit is due mainly to drug cartels and illegal aliens from Mexico. Citizens who own property along the border are in constant danger for their very lives, and many have been murdered in cold blood.  The state's resources are being drained into bankruptcy by being forced to provide education, healthcare, and other services for illegal aliens.

The chickens have now come home to roost.  Arizona can no longer afford this assault either financially or socially.

Under the courageous leadership of Governor Jan Brewer, Arizona approved a new law that mirrors federal law on illegal aliens.  In fact, the state law is less stringent than the federal law.  Thus, the protesters and boycotters who have targeted Arizona are showing themselves to be fools.

Yet, the Obama Administration, although claiming it has never actually read the law, has launched an international campaign to smear Arizona, whining to the Chinese Communists about "possible discrimination in Arizona."

Then, yesterday, DHS director Janet Napolitano and ICE announced that they may not take illegal aliens rounded up and sent to them by the state of Arizona.  This is clear retaliation and a violation of U.S. law.

Meanwhile, the citizens are very clear about where they stand.  Over 60% of American citizens support the Arizona law.  Over 70% of Arizonans, many of whom are Hispanics who came here legally, also support the new law.  But not only does Obama oppose it, he actively defies it, against the overwhelming wishes of most Americans.

This amounts to clear government oppression of the jackbooted thug variety.  Obama has his jack-boot on the throat of America.  Our laws are being ignored, and a Western state that took action in the face of blatant federal inaction is being smeared unnecessarily.

Could there be any clearer proof that Obama and his minions are the enemies of the United States of America?  And is there any doubt that this Administration has, in fact, declared war on the citizens?
Obama Backs Mexico, Not Arizona
Byron York says when Obama discussed the new Arizona immigration law with Mexican President Felipe Calderon at the White House Wednesday, he was doing something he has never done with the governor of Arizona.  Although Obama has repeatedly criticized the law, he has not once talked about it with Gov. Jan Brewer, nor is any such discussion in the works.

If they did talk, Brewer might ask Obama why he took a foreign leader's side against a U.S. state on the issue of illegal immigration.  In a Rose Garden appearance, Calderon called the Arizona law "discriminatory" and said it will lead to immigrants being "treated as criminals."  Obama echoed Calderon's remarks, saying the Arizona law "has the potential of being applied in a discriminatory fashion" and creates the "possibility" that immigrants will be "harassed or arrested."

The scene left some in Arizona, and all around the country, slack-jawed.  "It is unfortunate and disappointing," says Arizona Republican Sen. John McCain, "that the president of Mexico chose to criticize the state of Arizona by weighing in on a U.S. domestic policy issue during a trip that was meant to reaffirm the unique relationship between our two countries."  Far more distressing to some was the fact that Obama took Calderon's side.

Of course, so did many in Obama's party.  When Calderon spoke before Congress and declared, "I strongly disagree with the recently adopted law in Arizona," most Democrats -- joined by a few Republicans -- gave him a standing ovation.

Meanwhile, Attorney General Eric Holder continues work on plans to sue Arizona over the law.  But if Holder goes ahead, he'll have to get in line.  A total of five such lawsuits have already been filed in federal court.

There's one from the American Civil Liberties Union and the Mexican American Legal Defense & Educational Fund.  There's one from the National Coalition of Latino Clergy and Christian Leaders.  There are two filed by police officers in Arizona, and one filed by a man who lives in Washington, D.C., but says he plans to visit Arizona in the fall and fears he will be discriminated against, even though he is an American citizen.

"It's almost like they are competing with each other to see who will be the plaintiff," says Kris Kobach, the law professor and former Bush Justice Department official who helped write the law.  The lawsuits are also good fundraising tools for groups like the ACLU.

A suit by Holder would immediately capture all the media attention, but it would not mean the other suits go away.  "This illustrates how completely farcical it would be if the Justice Department were to file suit," says Kobach.  "You have not one but five lawsuits already pending on the subject, the issue is already in the federal courts for adjudication, so a Justice Department lawsuit would be completely unnecessary as well as unprecedented and would not in any way advance the issue."

Arizona officials are working on their defense strategy, which could be quite complicated.  Some suits name Brewer as the sole defendant.  Others add the state attorney general.  The ACLU suit names every Arizona county attorney and sheriff as defendants.

Among other things, Arizona will likely set up a legal defense fund for people who want to help.  The state, of course, has the resources to defend itself, but there have been lots of offers of assistance from around the country, so Arizona may reduce the cost to its taxpayers by accepting contributions for its legal defense.

As it turns out, Arizona might be fighting Washington not only in court but also inside the federal bureaucracy.  This week John Morton, head of Immigration and Customs Enforcement, told the Chicago Tribune his bureau might refuse to act in the cases of illegal immigrants found under the Arizona law because the statute is not "good government."

The bottom line is that Obama, the Justice Department, and the entire executive branch are on Mexico's side in this dispute.  On the other hand, the majority of the American people are with Arizona; a recent Wall Street Journal poll found that 64 percent of Americans support the law.

The issue will play out not only in court but at the ballot box.  A few months ago, in another context, Obama said that when political disputes can't be solved by other means, then "that's what elections are for."  He's right.
17 States And Counting
Flopping Aces reports, that despite the campaign of lies, fear and race-baiting coming directly from Barack Obama, 17 states have moved to adopt an Arizona-style immigration law.

With poll after poll after poll showing overwhelming majorities of voters support Arizonaís new immigration law and expressing concern (Rasmussen, Gallup) about illegal immigration, itís no wonder that legislatures in other states, whose representatives are much more attuned to the will of the people than Democrats in Washington are moving to replicate the Arizona law.

Americans for Legal Immigration PAC have put together a list of 17 states currently considering similar measures.

They include: ARKANSAS, IDAHO, INDIANA, MARYLAND, MICHIGAN, MINNESOTA, MISSOURI, NEBRASKA, NEVADA, NEW JERSEY, OHIO, OKLAHOMA, PENNSYLVANIA, RHODE ISLAND, SOUTH CAROLINA, TEXAS, and UTAH.

ALI-PAC is tracking progress at each state on this issue at their forum.

Obamaís big lie on immigration, like his big lie on health care and much more isnít winning the hearts and minds of the American people. Exactly the opposite is happening.
Why Bother?
John Hinderaker says the government has clarified the role of the 1,200 National Guard troops it is sending to the Mexican border: they will not be enforcing the immigration laws.
    

US National Guard troops being sent to the Mexican border will be used to stem the flow of guns and drugs across the frontier and not to enforce US immigration laws, the State Department said Wednesday.

The clarification came after the Mexican government urged Washington not to use the additional troops to go after illegal immigrants.

    
So evidently illegals will be able to thumb their noses at the Guardsmen as they stream by, as long as they are unarmed.
Security Charade
Col. Ralph Peters says Obama is beefing up the Mexican border with paper-pushers.

Obama may have Katrina'd himself this week over the Gulf oil spill -- but at least it distracted attention from the fact that he also got caught using the National Guard as lipstick on a cactus.

Anyone with military experience knew that Obama's earlier decision to send 1,200 National Guard soldiers to Arizona's border with Mexico was a purely political move.  But few realized just how cynical it was.

Troop numbers don't matter as much as what the Guard is tasked and allowed to do.  If Obama doesn't authorize those in uniform to track and apprehend illegal border crossers, their presence is worthless -- the coyotes and narcos soon figure out that the troops are just decoration.

In the past, our troops have not been allowed to bust illegals -- or drug smugglers.  Even though Obama has the authority to empower them to do so.

It was clear from the start that this deployment wouldn't be any different.  Nonetheless, the Mexican government threw a hissy fit.  So, yesterday, our State Department rushed to assure the Mexicans that the guardsmen will only be allowed to do desk jobs and support work.  The White House then confirmed it.

Boy, the border criminals are scared now.

Not only has the administration misused the guard for politics -- the appearance of getting tough in response to Arizona's popular distress-signal law on checking citizenship documents -- it has now placed the appeasement of a foreign government over the welfare of our citizens.

Continue reading here . . .
Obama Gives Part Of Arizona To Mexicans


    
In this video (02:56) the federal government is now telling American citizens to stay out of three southern Arizona counties.  It is too dangerous because of armed smugglers from Mexico.

Pinal County Sheriff Paul Babeu:  Quite frankly Iím telling you as a sheriff that we donít control that part of the county.  My county is larger than the state of Connecticut and we need support from the federal government.  Itís their job to secure the border and they havenít done it.  In fact Obama suspended the construction of the fence.

FOX News reporter:  Would you like to see some of the presidentís outrage about the oil spill and some of the butt-kicking that heís talked about doing applied there on the border as well?

Sheriff Paul Babeu:  Even with that, you say one thing and then youíre out at a fundraiser in California and you donít go to the funeral of the people who died in the explosion.  You know its one thing to say something slick on television in a ten second soundbite, but we need action.  And, itís shameful that we as the most powerful nation on earth can win wars and liberate countries throughout history yet we canít even secure our own border.
Obama Says No Border Security Without Amnesty
Connie Hair reports that in a stunning revelation at an Arizona town hall meeting this past Friday, Republican Senator Jon Kyl told his constituents (video) that Obama privately insisted that he will not secure the border until amnesty for illegal aliens passes first.  According to Kyl, Obama argued that Democrats would lose their bargaining chips for any type of amnesty if the government beefs up its presence on the chaotic border.  "The problem is," Obama allegedly told Kyl, "If we secure the border, then you all wonít have any reason to support comprehensive immigration reform."

SEN. JON KYL:  I met with the president in the Oval Office, just the two of usÖ  Hereís what the president said.  "The problem is," he said, "If we secure the border, then you all wonít have any reason to support comprehensive immigration reform."

[gasps from the audience]

KYL: In other words theyíre holding it hostage.  They donít want to secure the border unless and until it is combined with comprehensive immigration reform.  I explained, "You and I have an obligation to secure the border.  Thatís an obligation.  It also has some potentially positive benefits.  You donít have to have comprehensive immigration to secure the border, but you have to have a secure border to get comprehensive immigration reform.  You may be surprised, maybe you donít think that thereíd be any more incentive, but Iím not so sure that thatís true.  In any event, it doesnít matter weíre supposed to secure the border."

Thatís why this is being done.  They want to get something in return for doing their duty.  And thatís --

AUDIENCE MEMBER: Chicago politics.

Update"The president didnít say that and Senator Kyl knows it," White House Communications Director Dan Pfeiffer told The Daily Caller.  "There are more resources dedicated toward border security today than ever before, but, as the president has made clear, truly securing the border will require a comprehensive solution to our broken immigration system."

"There were two people in that meeting and Dan Pfeiffer was not one of them," Andrew Wilder, Communications Director for Kyl told The Daily Caller.

"Senator Kyl stands by his remarks.  The White House spokesmanís pushback that you must have comprehensive immigration reform to secure the border only confirms Kylís account," said Wilder.

Kylís accusation was caught on camera, and the video is being circulated among political insiders.  In it, Kyl responds to a question on immigration by saying that he and the president had a private meeting about border security.

According to Kyl, Obama said: "The problem is Ö if we secure the border then you all wonít have any reason to support comprehensive immigration reform."

"In other words, theyíre holding it hostage," said Kyl.

The senator said he responded to Obama in the meeting by saying the federal government is obligated to secure the border:  "You donít have to have comprehensive reform to secure the border, but you have to secure the border to get comprehensive reform"

Kyl ended his response by declaring that the Obama administration has not yet acted on securing the borders because doing so would produce no political gain for the Democrats.  "They want to get something in return for doing their duty," said Kyl.

Now read that denial -- "...securing the border will require a comprehensive solution to our broken immigration system" -- that is effectively the same as saying without amnesty ("immigration reform") we will not secure the border.

On the one hand we have an honorable Senator with a record of always telling the truth and on the other, an usurper that has never told the truth, lies, cheats and steals.  He is a half a Muslim and six kinds of Marxist. His life is so egregious and so corrupted and tainted that he signed an executive order making it a federal crime to release ANY INFORMATION on his past life.

Yeah!  Obama said it, and his spokesperson confirms it.
Obama Declares War -- On Arizona
Byron York says the Obama administration has a lot of fights on its hands.  Putting aside real wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, there's the battle against leaking oil in the Gulf, the struggle against 9.7 percent unemployment across the country, and clashes over Obama's agenda on Capitol Hill.  Despite all that, the White House has found time to issue a new declaration of war, this time against an unlikely enemy: the State of Arizona.

The Justice Department is preparing to sue Arizona over its new immigration law.  Obama has stiffed Gov. Jan Brewer's call for meaningful assistance in efforts to secure the border.  And the White House has accused Arizona's junior senator, Republican Jon Kyl, of lying about an Oval Office discussion with Obama over comprehensive immigration reform.  Put them all together, and you have an ugly state of affairs that's getting uglier by the day.

First, the lawsuit.  Last week, Brewer was appalled to learn the Justice Department's intentions not from the Justice Department but from an interview done by Secretary of State Hillary Clinton with an Ecuadorian TV outlet.  "It would seem to me that if they were going to file suit against us," Brewer told Fox News' Greta van Susteren last week, "they definitely would have contacted us first and informed us before they informed citizens ... of another nation."

But they didn't.

"There certainly seems to be an underlying disrespect for the state of Arizona," says Kris Kobach, the law professor and former Bush administration Justice Department official who helped draft the Arizona law.  Kobach points out that during the Bush years, several states openly flouted federal immigration law on issues like sanctuary cities and in-state tuition for illegal immigrants.  Respecting the doctrines of comity and federalism, the Bush administration didn't sue.  Now, when Arizona passes a measure that is fully consistent with federal law, the Obama administration, says Kobach, "goes sprinting to the courthouse door."

Then there is the matter of the White House's assistance, or nonassistance, in Arizona's border-security efforts.  On June 3, Obama, under criticism for refusing to meet or even talk to Brewer, reluctantly granted her an audience in the Oval Office.  After the meeting, Brewer told reporters Obama pledged that administration officials would come to Arizona within two weeks with details of plans to secure the border.

June 17 marked two weeks, and there were no administration officials and no plans.  There still aren't.  "What a disappointment," Brewer told van Susteren.  "You know, when you hear from the President of the United States and he gives you a commitment, you would think that they would stand up and stand by their word.  It is totally disappointing."

And now, there's the Kyl controversy.  On June 18, Kyl told a town meeting in North Phoenix that Obama personally told him the administration will not secure the U.S.-Mexico border because doing so would make it politically difficult to pass comprehensive immigration reform.  "I met with Obama in the Oval Office, just the two of us," Kyl said.  "Here's what Obama said.  The problem is, he said, if we secure the border, then you all won't have any reason to support comprehensive immigration reform."

"In other words," Kyl continued, "they're holding it hostage.  They don't want to secure the border unless and until it is combined with comprehensive immigration reform."

After Kyl's statement went viral on the Internet, the White House issued a sharp denial.  "Obama didn't say that and Senator Kyl knows it," communications director Dan Pfeiffer wrote on the White House blog.  "There are more resources dedicated toward border security today than ever before, but, as Obama has made clear, truly securing the border will require a comprehensive solution to our broken immigration system."

Kyl is not backing down.  "What I said occurred, did occur," he told an Arizona radio station.  "Some spokesman down at the White House said no, that isn't what happened at all, and then proceeded to say we need comprehensive immigration reform to secure the border.  That is their position, and all I was doing was explaining why, from a conversation with Obama, why it appears that that's their position."

Even if it didn't have so many other fights on its hands, it would be unusual for an administration to align itself against an American state.  But that's precisely what has happened.  Soon it will be up to the courts and voters to decide whether Obama's campaign against Arizona will succeed or fail.
Executive Order Amnesty
NumbersUSA.com is reporting that several senators have learned of a possible plan by the Obama Administration that would provide a mass Amnesty for the nation's 11-18 million illegal aliens.  Led by Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), eight Senators addressed a letter to Obama asking for answers to questions about a plan that would allow DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano to provide an amnesty if they can't secure enough votes for a bill in the Senate.

The letter that was sent to Obama earlier today asks him for clarification on the use of deferred action or parole for illegal aliens.  The executive actions are typically used in special cases and are evaluated on a case-by-case basis, but if 60 votes can't be secured in the Senate to pass a mass Amnesty, the Administration may use the discretionary actions as an alternative.

Here is the text of the letter signed by Sens. Grassley, Hatch (R-Utah), Vitter (R-La.), Bunning (R-Ky.), Chambliss (R-Ga.), Isakson (R-Ga.), Inhofe (R-Okla.), and Cochran (R-Miss.).
    

Dear President Obama:

We understand that thereís 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 Congressí constitutional authority to legislate immigration policy, particularly as it relates to the illegal population in the United States.

The Administration would be wise to abandon any plans for deferred action or parole for the illegal population.  Such a move would further erode the American publicís confidence in the federal government and its commitment to securing the borders and enforcing the laws already on the books.

We would appreciate receiving a commitment that the Administration has no plans to use either authority to change the current position of a large group of illegal aliens already in the United States, and ask that you respond to us about this matter as soon as possible.

      

Obama Planning To Circumvent Congress On Amnesty
Ann Kane says that in one of his final moves to fundamentally change how America operates, Obama appears to be circumventing regular congressional procedures on immigration reform by considering deferred action or parole on a massive scale for the more than ten million illegal aliens in the U.S.  Typically these actions are carried out on a case by case basis, but Obama is anything but typical.
   
From Fox News:
    

Numbers USA , an organization that presses for lower immigration levels along with humanitarian treatment of illegal immigrants, has started a petition to Obama expressing "outrage" at the alleged plan.

Rosemary Jenks, director of government relations with Numbers USA, said she's been hearing for weeks from "sources close to the Democratic leadership" in both chambers that administration officials are discussing whether the Department of Homeland Security could direct staff to grant "amnesty" for all illegal immigrants in the country.

"They're trying to figure out ways around a vote," she said. [snip]

Jenks said illegal immigrants granted parole are often allowed to seek permanent legal status.

    
Obama and his team of progressives see their popularity fading every day, and are cranking their bulldozer into high gear.  Granting amnesty to millions of illegals may cause an untenable overload of processing them into the system, but who cares?  Obama must complete his goal of collapsing the economy, and dividing the country by the November elections.  Nothing like a perfect leftist storm before the Tsunami of 2010.
Obama Wants Amnesty
Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano blamed a "bitterly divided Congress" for failing to create an immigration bill but assured Hispanic political leaders on Thursday that Obama remains committed to amnesty for illegal immigrants.

"Make no mistake about it.  President Obama and the administration are committed to comprehensive immigration reform," Napolitano said to cheers and applause of participants at the annual conference of the National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials, a nonpartisan group that represents more than 6,000 political leaders.  "But I think we can all recognize, and you as elected officials can recognize particularly, that some reform takes time."

Napolitano highlighted Obama's effort to make it easier for legal immigrants to become citizens and lied, saying Obama has taken a tough approach to securing the U.S.-Mexican border.

She did not mention Arizona's tough new immigration law, which takes effect July 29 if it survives legal challenges.  It requires police to question people about their immigration status while enforcing other laws if there's reason to suspect someone is in the country illegally.  Napolitano also provided no details of what an immigration bill would look like, but said that it would be a "big goal" requiring bipartisanship.

"We need partners on this one because the administration's own commitment and even the commitment and the desires of so many groups around the country (who say), 'Do something, do something, do something.'  That alone doesn't provide us with the bipartisan legislative agreement that we need to reach," she said.

Napolitano said lawmakers who say the border needs to be secured before a new immigration bill is introduced "keep moving the goalpost."  "And the word secure really becomes, effectively, 'seal' the border," she said.

Remember last Monday's Kyl-Obama dustup?  Well, Napolitano is confirming what Kyl said Obama said when Obama personally told him the administration will not secure the U.S.-Mexico border because doing so would make it politically difficult to pass comprehensive immigration reform.

"I met with Obama in the Oval Office, just the two of us," Kyl said.  "Here's what Obama said.  The problem is, he said, if we secure the border, then you all won't have any reason to support comprehensive immigration reform."

The White House issued a sharp denial.  "Obama didn't say that and Senator Kyl knows it," communications director Dan Pfeiffer wrote on the White House blog.

But now, Napolitano is confirming Kyl's memory of the meeting, and exposing Pfeiffers' bold-faced lie -- Obama will not secure the U.S.-Mexico border because doing so would make it politically difficult to pass comprehensive immigration reform.

Obama's position is simply pro-Mexico, pro-drug cartel, pro-terror, and anti-American -- what a guy!
Obama, Do Your Job
Jim Hoft says Governor Jan Brewer (R-AZ) met with Obama on June 3rd to discuss our broken border with Mexico.  Obama promised heíd get back with her in two weeks.  He didnít.  He blew her off.  But, she did find out from Ecuadorean TV that his administration planned to sue her state.  In the meantime, the federal government has ceded three southern Arizona counties to the Mexican drug cartel due to violence and smuggling.

Yesterday, Brewer released this ad slamming Obama for failing to do his job -- again:
    

80 Miles from the Mexican border, and 30 miles from Phoenix  (01:00)
         
Once again Jan Brewer outdid herself.  Jan Brewer, you are an American hero.
Obama Pushes For Amnesty
Erica Werner says Barack Obama is enlisting activists and labor leaders in a push for comprehensive immigration legislation.  The strategy was discussed during a meeting Monday by a range of prominent labor leaders and activist groups.  Participants said Obama reiterated his support for immigration legislation.

Latino leaders say they will work in coming months to pressure Republicans to give way and support an immigration bill -- and make opponents pay at the ballot box if they don't -- "We're going to make absolutely crystal clear who's at fault here," said Eliseo Medina, a leader of the Service Employees International Union.

Prospects for passage of comprehensive immigration legislation look bleak this election year, and even many Democrats are wary of wading into the hot-button issue. But Obama, who pledged as a candidate to make immigration reform a top priority during his first year in office, faces pressure from the Hispanic community to act -- or at least to try.

Given the difficulties of achieving a comprehensive bill, participants in the White House meeting said there was also discussion of attempting to pass smaller pieces of legislation -- such as a bill focused on agricultural workers, or one that would help illegal immigrant youths attend college.

Obama is to meet Tuesday with Hispanic members of Congress.

"Comprehensive immigration legislation" is newspeak for "Amnesty."

The 12,000,000 new Democrats will overwhelm the welfare, medical, education, and housing systems.

Obama will have been successful at implementing Cloward and Piven's "crisis strategy" to destroy the Republic.

RelatedObama has enlisted his network of radical groups -- ACORN, SEIU, and other labor unions in his push for amnesty.
Here It Comes
Fox News is reporting that Barack Obama hopes to rally new momentum behind the push for an immigration overhaul by explaining why he thinks a comprehensive approach is the only way to fix what he and others say is a system badly in need of repair.

Obama will lay out his rationale in a speech today.

Obama wasn't expected to announce any new proposals or policy changes.  But feeling pressure from a range of supporters, he was aiming to jump-start the effort he had promised to make a priority in his first year and which advocates had hoped would be completed by now.

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Immigration is going nowhere in 2010.  Obama is hoping to keep his "amnesty coalition" together for 2012.  It's always about Obama.
Obama: Being American Is "Not A Matter Of Blood Or Birth"
Investors.com says Obama's immigration address was little more than a cynical bid to sugarcoat amnesty for illegals as his polls sag.  Maybe that's because he's not doing his real job: fostering jobs and enforcing the border.

In a speech Thursday that oozed Emma Lazarus-like treacle, Obama distilled the current crisis facing states -- from Arizona's massive kidnapping rate and loss of control of territory, to California's bankrupt state hospitals and schools, to Texas' near-catastrophic destruction of a dam and cartel violence spillover -- as merely an issue of Americans disliking immigrants, as if there were no difference between legal and illegal.

"These (immigrants) and men and women like them across this country, remind us that immigrants have always helped to build and defend this country -- and that being an American is not a matter of blood or birth," Obama said, apparently forgetting that the people he was describing were legal immigrants.

Obama couldn't be more wrong.  Being American is exactly about blood and birth, but since it's highly likely that Obama has neither connection, he's sensitive to downplaying the issue.

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Sen. James Inhofe says Obama is trying to trade border security for sweeping amnesty.

And 12 million new Democrats.

Related:
  Jacob Laksin says Obamaís immigration speech shows that serious border enforcement is not on his agenda.

Related: Welcome to Maywood, CA -- an illegal immigration success story -- a sanctuary city goes bankrupt.
     

The Maywood City Council announced this week that after years of radical policies, corruption and scandal, the city was broke and all city employees would be laid off and essential city services contracted out to neighboring cities or to L.A. County government.

    
And there's a lot of Internet buzz about Obama blowing the line from Emma LazarusĎ famous poem engraved on the Statue of Liberty in his Immigration Address -- and these Ivy-League geniuses even got it wrong on the White House website!
Could Obama Be More Unpopular?  Part Two
Paul Mirengoff writes about a friend's response expressing surprise that Obama is talking about immigration, given the unpopularity of the administration's position on that subject.  His friend writes:
    

My view is that Obama is starting to talk about immigration because, although he surely knows it's a big loser, it's less of a loser than the items from which he hopes the immigration yacking wil distract attention, to wit, that the oil catastrophe continues apace while he is helpless and inert, and that there is a tepid recovery, if any, with a pitance of private sector jobs.  Indeed, we might be looking at a double-dip, because business itself has become cautious about the destabalizing effects of limitless debt, not to mention the new taxes and mandates that are headed its way.

A 60% loser is better than a 90% loser.

    
Obama's position on immigration presumably does have the support of a larger segment of the public than that which believes Obama is doing a good job with the oil spill or the economy.  But his position also reinforces the perception that Obama would rather impose his left-wing agenda than address the concerns of Americans.  That perception, I believe, is a big contributor to Obama's loss of popularity.

When it comes to the economy, most Americans believe that an economic crisis is the proper occasion for spending less and getting our finances in order, i.e. in alignment with the reality that has just smacked us in the face.  Obama believes that such a crisis is an opportunity to spend money on pet social and economic projects.

When it comes to immigration, most Americans believe we should enforce existing laws.  Obama says he's willing to do so, but only as part of a "comprehensive" solution that would reward millions of illegal immigrants.  However, Obama has an absolute obligation to enforce the existing law, not to do so only in exchange for Congress giving him a new law that furthers his agenda.

Obama counters that he can't enforce existing law because the border is too long.  But the public does not believe (nor do I) that he is making a serious effort.  For example, as Victor Davis Hanson noted, Obama has ordered a halt to construction of the border fence.

The suspicion thus arises that Obama doesn't mind if the situation along the border deteriorates.  For such deterioration would create (and probably has created) a crisis, and a crisis might provide him the opportunity to enact legislation that would facilitate granting amnesty to millions of illegal immigrants.

There's that Cloward-Piven strategy of manufactured crisis again . . .
Obamaís Lawlessness On Immigration
Kris W. Kobach says it is becoming increasingly clear that, when it comes to illegal immigration, Obama has a disturbingly cavalier approach to what the law requires.  Three recent examples illustrate his disdain for the plain meaning of the law.

First, during an interview in Ecuador, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton let the cat out of the bag about the Obama Administration's plan to sue Arizona.  In so doing, she revealed who was sitting in the driver's seat when it came to the Justice Department's decision: "President Obama has spoken out against the law because he thinks that the federal government should be determining immigration policy.  And the Justice Department, under his direction, will be bringing a lawsuit against the act."

Clinton was correct in her prediction.  On Tuesday, the Obama Justice Department filed suit against the Arizona law, calling the measure "invalid" and saying it interfered with federal immigration responsibilities.

In other words, the same political calculations that drove President Obama to criticize (and mischaracterize) the Arizona law, now drove the Justice Department to bring the suit.  Not to mention the potential embarrassment that would result if the Justice Department came to an independent conclusion that Arizona's law is on solid ground.  Barack Obama-constitutional scholar that his fans make him out to be -- can't say one thing and have the Justice Department say another.

The problem with Obama's strategy is that the federal judges will actually read the Arizona law and they will find that there is precious little for the Justice Department to attack.  Put simply, there is no federal statute that Arizona's law conflicts with.  The opinions of the Fourth, Fifth, Eighth, Ninth, and Tenth Circuits of the U.S. Court of Appeals (which are all of the circuits that have addressed the issue) support the authority of Arizona to enact its law.  Another obstacle for Obama is the fact that the Justice Department's Office of Legal Counsel in 2002 authored an opinion holding that state police officers have the authority to arrest illegal aliens-the same authority underlying the Arizona law.  In short, Obama's suit is on very thin ice.

But even if one were to imagine that the administration had a strong legal argument, there would have been yet another reason not to file the lawsuit: It is completely unnecessary.  Five suits have already been filed by the ACLU and its fellow travelers.  The issue is already teed up for the federal courts to decide.

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Open-Borders Vs. America
Michelle Malkin says the Obama administrationís lawsuit against Arizona, officially unveiled on Tuesday, is an affront to all law-abiding Americans.  It is a threatening salvo aimed at all local, county or state governments that dare to take control of the immigration chaos in their own backyards.  And it is being driven by open-borders extremists who have dedicated their political careers to subverting homeland security policies in the name of compassion and diversity.

The Justice Departmentís Civil Rights Division, headed by Assistant Attorney General Thomas E. Perez, took the lead in prepping the legal brief against Arizona.  The son of immigrants from the Dominican Republic, Perez is a far-left lawyer and activist who worked for the late mass illegal alien amnesty champion Ted Kennedy and served in the Clinton administration DOJ.  While holding down a key government position there in which he was entrusted to abide by the rule of law, Perez volunteered for CASA de Maryland -- a notorious illegal alien advocacy group funded through a combination of taxpayer-subsidized grants and radical liberal philanthropy, including billionaire George Sorosí Open Society Institute (not to mention more than $1 million showered on the group by Venezuelan thug Hugo Chavezís regime-owned oil company, CITGO).

Perez rose from CASA de Maryland volunteer to president of the groupís board of directors.  Under the guise of enhancing the "multicultural" experience, he crusaded for an ever-expanding set of illegal alien benefits ranging from in-state tuition discounts for illegal alien students to driverís licenses.  CASA de Maryland opposes enforcement of deportation orders, has protested post-9/11 coordination of local, state and national criminal databases, and produced a "know your rights" propaganda pamphlet for illegal aliens depicting federal immigration agents as armed bullies making babies cry.

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RelatedRhode Island has been arresting illegals for years.  Why isn't Obama suing Rhode Island?

RelatedWhy isn't Obama's administration suing sanctuary cities for deliberately subverting federal immigration policy?

RelatedArizona lawsuit wonít stop Utah's immigration bill.
New York Hotel Pioneers Birth Tourism
The Patriot Update is reporting that a New York hotel is staking its claim to have invented a new hospitality niche -- birth tourism.  The Marmara Manhattan offers "an exclusive package for new mothers that wish to give birth in the USA," with the additional bonus of the newborn child gaining US citizenship.

The hotel, which is part of the Turkish hospitality chain, exploits the 14th amendment to the US constitution, which states that all children born on American soil "are citizens of the United States and of the state wherein they reside."

The Marmara Manhattan, which is located in New Yorkís Upper East Side, told The Times: "What we offer is simply a one-bedroom suite accommodation for $5,100, plus taxes, for a month, with airport transfer, baby cradle and a gift set for the mother."  There are also medical fees of about £20,500.

However the price is a cheap and easy one to pay for US citizenship.  Many will eventually use the newborn -- known as an "anchor baby" -- as a stepping stone for the immigration of extended family.

The hotel has so far sold 15 of the packages.

Only in America.  Osama was right, they will defeat us using our own laws.
Obama Refuses To Deport Thousands Of Known Illegals
Robert Moon says that under Obama, when Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officials now raid a business and find illegal immigrants, rather than deporting them, they merely make sure they get fired.

This means that thousands of recently identified illegal immigrants who broke into our country, spit on our laws and cut in front of law-abiding immigrants are going to be allowed to continue seeking work and operating in the country as if nothing were wrong.

One might ask what the point is of leaving illegal immigrants in the country while keeping them from having jobs.  But this also plays into the insultingly stupid liberal talking point that it is this monumentally impossible task to drive illegal immigrants to deportation facilities and put them on a bus.

As if that would cost more than letting 15 million uneducated poor people continue bankrupting our schools, over-crowding our prisons, bottoming out our wages, overwhelming our welfare system and taking our jobs (all in exchange for cheaper lettuce).

But deporting them really doesn't mean anything anyway as long as we are also going to continue pretending we can't secure the border.

The writer omits the fact that a bunch of unemployed illegals would probably have to resort to crime to survive.
Obama And Mexico Join Forces Against Americans
John Fanning says Obama has joined the Mexican government against the citizens of Arizona by asking a federal judge to block Arizona's new law aimed at illegal immigration from taking effect.

Obama's actions are a slap in the face to the over 70 percent of the citizens of Arizona who support the law.  Illegal immigrants are costing the state $1.7 billion a year.  The border is not secure.  Drugs are flowing freely.  Phoenix is the second largest kidnapping city in the world.  Killings are occurring along the border.  People do not feel safe.

One may ask: Where do I get my information about the conditions in AZ, especially along the border?  I live 35 miles from the border town of Nogales.  Residents of my community have experienced first hand the results of an unsecured border and the federal government's unwillingness to enforce existing federal immigration laws.  We the citizens of Arizona elected our state representatives and our governor.  Obama, along with the Mexican government, are seeking to put our safety at further risk.

Obama and his henchman, Eric Holder, without even reading the 10-page law, falsely characterized it for their own political gain.  Damn the residents of Arizona who are getting killed.  Damn the fear among many.  Damn the amount of money the state has to spend because the borders are not secure.  The hell with the fact the federal government, Obama, has chosen not to enforce the existing federal laws.  Before you support Obama and the Mexican government's actions against the citizens of Arizona, and before you buy into the lies and distortion he and his minions have put forth about the law, please Google: azlegislaturesb1070.

There is no question the policy of this administration is to promote amnesty for illegal immigrants.  According to Senator Russell Pearce of Mesa AZ., "they are aiding and abetting the enemy."
Obama Refuses To Deport Thousands Of Known Illegals
Robert Moon says that under Obama, when Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officials now raid a business and find illegal immigrants, rather than deporting them, they merely make sure they get fired.

This means that thousands of recently identified illegal immigrants who broke into our country, spit on our laws and cut in front of law-abiding immigrants are going to be allowed to continue seeking work and operating in the country as if nothing were wrong.

One might ask what the point is of leaving illegal immigrants in the country while keeping them from having jobs.  But this also plays into the insultingly stupid liberal talking point that it is this monumentally impossible task to drive illegal immigrants to deportation facilities and put them on a bus.

As if that would cost more than letting 15 million uneducated poor people continue bankrupting our schools, over-crowding our prisons, bottoming out our wages, overwhelming our welfare system and taking our jobs (all in exchange for cheaper lettuce).

But deporting them really doesn't mean anything anyway as long as we are also going to continue pretending we can't secure the border.

The writer omits the fact that a bunch of unemployed illegals would probably have to resort to crime to survive.
Obama And Mexico Join Forces Against Americans
John Fanning says Obama has joined the Mexican government against the citizens of Arizona by asking a federal judge to block Arizona's new law aimed at illegal immigration from taking effect.

Obama's actions are a slap in the face to the over 70 percent of the citizens of Arizona who support the law.  Illegal immigrants are costing the state $1.7 billion a year.  The border is not secure.  Drugs are flowing freely.  Phoenix is the second largest kidnapping city in the world.  Killings are occurring along the border.  People do not feel safe.

One may ask: Where do I get my information about the conditions in AZ, especially along the border?  I live 35 miles from the border town of Nogales.  Residents of my community have experienced first hand the results of an unsecured border and the federal government's unwillingness to enforce existing federal immigration laws.  We the citizens of Arizona elected our state representatives and our governor.  Obama, along with the Mexican government, are seeking to put our safety at further risk.

Obama and his henchman, Eric Holder, without even reading the 10-page law, falsely characterized it for their own political gain.  Damn the residents of Arizona who are getting killed.  Damn the fear among many.  Damn the amount of money the state has to spend because the borders are not secure.  The hell with the fact the federal government, Obama, has chosen not to enforce the existing federal laws.  Before you support Obama and the Mexican government's actions against the citizens of Arizona, and before you buy into the lies and distortion he and his minions have put forth about the law, please Google: azlegislaturesb1070.

There is no question the policy of this administration is to promote amnesty for illegal immigrants.  According to Senator Russell Pearce of Mesa AZ., "they are aiding and abetting the enemy."
Dem Govs Angry At Obama Amnesty Push
Abby Goodnough says that Democratic governors are voicing grave concerns over immigration.

In a private meeting with White House officials this weekend, Democratic governors voiced deep anxiety about the Obama administrationís suit against Arizonaís new immigration law, worrying that it could cost a vulnerable Democratic Party in the fall elections.

While the weak economy dominated the official agenda at the summer meeting in Boston of the National Governors Association, concern over immigration policy pervaded the closed-door session between Democratic governors and White House officials and simmered throughout the three-day event.

At the Democratsí meeting on Saturday, some governors bemoaned the timing of the Justice Department lawsuit, according to two governors who spoke anonymously because the discussion was private.

"Universally the governors are saying, 'Weíve got to talk about jobs,' " Gov. Phil Bredesen of Tennessee, a Democrat, said in an interview. "And all of a sudden we have immigration going on."

He added, "It is such a toxic subject, such an important time for Democrats."

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Iowans Sour On Obama Over Immigration
Geoff Earle says, to learn how the immigration debate is playing in the heartland, and turning one-time supporters against Obama, take a short trip north of Des Moines to some of the small towns of central Iowa.

These towns among Iowa's cornfields were the unexpected launching pad for Obama's historic presidential campaign.  But now, many former Obama backers say they're bitterly disappointed -- thanks partly to broiling frustration over immigration and the administration's efforts to stymie Arizona's crackdown on illegal immigrants.

Jobs are scarce, with thousands of new layoffs announced by Wells Fargo in Des Moines last week and the closure of the Maytag plant in Newton, taking a heavy toll.  Some residents blame a continuing flow of illegal immigrants from Mexico who make their way to Iowa's farms and plants in search of work.

"I've got three of my best friends that are out of jobs for layoffs.  They're engineers and they can't find squat," fumed Andrew Winningham, 24, a concrete worker in Newton, where hundreds gathered Friday to see a display of gleaming trucks that haul NASCAR race cars to the Iowa Speedway.

Winningham blames the illegals for driving down wages.  "Why pay us more when they can work for less?" he asked.

He said he once made friends with a Mexican-born co-worker who was deported three times.  "He got deported on a Friday, and he was back to work by Monday," Winningham said in amazement.

Winningham lays much of the blame on Obama, who got his vote in 2008 by promising to fix the nation's immigration and economic problems.  "He made a lot of promises, and you haven't really seen anything he's promised," he said.

Plus, they now realize Obama finessed the caucuses and stole the election.
22,897,992 Illegal Immigrants
ImmigrationCounters.com informs the public of the realities of illegal immigration while challenging the myths and misinformation surrounding it.  After decades of passively watching this problem grow, Americans are now more aware of the severity of this issue. 

Our government has demonstrated a complete lack of urgency to control illegal immigration both on the borders and within the interior.  Illegal aliens will be as corrupt as the system allows them to be.  The problem of illegal immigration doesn't need anymore studies or debates, it needs leadership and enforcement.  Because our government can't enforce the existing immigration laws, should we be confident they will manage a much larger comprehensive immigration reform?  Because our government has at all levels failed to control illegal immigration, legislators are now addressing the problems at their local levels with bills to manage it incrementally, piece-by-piece, rather than trying to fix the national crisis at once -- an impossible task.

What most Americans are demanding is to secure the borders, enforce the existing laws inland with no sanctuary status, punish employers who violate employment laws, remove incentives by curbing social services and demand that Latin American leaders discourage illegal entry into our country.  We must also address the fact that we're soft on illegal aliens caught in crimes and are not deported.  No other country would allow this to continue.

40% of illegals have entered legally, and in bad faith overstayed their visas.  Yet there is still no reliable method to verify if visa overstays have left the country.  If we remove the social services and job magnets that attract them into our country, significant self-deportation will occur.  Another magnet that must be addressed is the foolish birthright citizenship program that has resulted in millions of babies and parents receiving instant rights and benefits.  Public housing and other services are provided for the families through their "anchor baby" while American citizens are being turned away.  This antiquated program must end.  Government agencies and officials at all levels must address the costs associated with this kind of abuse.  Past mistakes have been made in attempts to fix illegal immigration and our communities can no longer afford these kinds of mistakes.

Here are the REAL numbers in real time:
    

Illegal Aliens in Country -- 22,897,997

Other Than Mexican Illegals in Country -- 584,015

Money Wired to Mexico Since Jan 2006 -- $34,297,725,659

Money Wired to Latin America Since 2001 -- $289,460,649,040

Cost of Social Services Since 1996 -- $397,465,179,816

Children of Illegals in Public Schools -- 5,108,484

Cost of Illegals in K-12 Since 1996 -- $171,476,655,796

Illegal Aliens Incarcerated -- 426,660

Cost of Incarcerations Since 2008 -- $26,605,097,207

Illegal Alien Fugitives -- 747,316

Anchor Babies Since 2002 -- 5,018,007

Skilled Jobs Provided to Illegal Aliens -- 11,701,901

    
ImmigrationCounters.com's data sources, and methodology are here . . .

That's a lot of Democrat voters!  Amnesty, excuse me, "comprehensive immigration reform," is Obama's strategy for destroying the two-party system.
New Terror Threat On Mexico Border
Investors Business Daily says a Hezbollah-like car bomb explodes in a border town as a congresswoman asks Homeland Security about links between the terrorist group and Mexican drug cartels.  This is more than an immigration problem.

Car bombs are a terrorist specialty and not a drug cartel modus operandi.  The heavily armed cartels are more into shootings and kidnappings.  So the car bomb that exploded Thursday in Ciudad Juarez, near a federal police headquarters, killing four, was either a change in tactics for the cartels or a sign of teaming up with a terrorist group, one of which could be Iran-linked Hezbollah.

Officials called it a well-planned trap using what may have been the first time that traffickers have used a car bomb since the start of a military-led offensive against drug cartels.  It also may be the first indication of Hezbollah's growing influence south of the border.

Erick Stakelbeck of the Investigative Project, a counterterrorism research group, says Hezbollah has established a base in the Americas in what is known as the Tri-Border area, where Argentina, Brazil and Paraguay meet.  As he reports, "the area is home to roughly 20,000 Middle Eastern immigrants -- mostly from Lebanon and Syria -- and has long been a hotbed for terrorist fundraising, arms and drug trafficking, counterfeiting and money laundering."

Rep. Sue Myrick, R-N.C., recently sent a letter to the Department of Homeland Security asking it to form a task force to investigate growing ties between Hezbollah and the drug cartels as well as growing evidence of a Hezbollah presence in Mexico.

"We have seen their cooperation in countries across South America, particularly the tri-border area of South America (bounded by Puerto Iguazu, Argentina; Ciudad del Este, Paraguay; and Foz do Iguanzo, Brazil).  Hezbollah operates almost like a Mafia family in the region, often demanding protection money and 'taxes' from local inhabitants," Myrick said in the letter.

Last year we reported that Colombian officials were investigating the Medellin-based Office of Envigado cartel as a Hezbollah front organization.  This came after the arrest in Bogota of Chekri Mahmoud Harb, a suspected go-between for Hezbollah and the Taliban in Colombia.

According to an April 30 report compiled by the nonpartisan Congressional Research Service, "International terrorist groups, including Hamas and Hezbollah, have also reportedly raised funding for these terrorist activities through linkages formed with (drug-trafficking organizations) in South America, particularly those operating in the tri-border area of Brazil, Paraguay and Argentina."

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Obama Promised Healthcare For Illegal Aliens
Dave Gibson says the leaders of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus are now pushing for a provision in any so-called "comprehensive immigration reform" measure which would extend healthcare benefits to the millions of illegal aliens now in the country.

During the contentious healthcare debate earlier this year, the Caucus threatened to withhold their support for the legislation due to language in the bill which barred illegal aliens from participating in the program.  They only voted for it after receiving a pledge that any amnesty bill passed, would allow illegal aliens to take part in the insurance exchanges, and would waive the five-year waiting period for legal residents to apply for Medicaid.

Rep. Raul Grijalva (D-AZ) recently told Politico: "The expectation was that everybody knew it was unfair and that a new immigration bill would correct that."

When asked at what level of government he received this assurance, Grijalva said: "High enough to feel secure about it."

If any amnesty is granted, the millions now in the country illegally, would shift to temporary legal status, under the Democratsí plan, they would then be able to participate in the exchanges.

Sen. Robert Menendez (D-NJ) stated: "Clearly, if they have status for a period of time, even if it is a pending status, they are no longer an undocumented immigrant and therefore they could, for example, purchase insurance with their own money."

Of course, if the five-year waiting period for Medicaid is repealed, millions of illegal aliens would be able to to enter the already bloated and unsustainable system.  According to the Migration Policy Institute, 86 percent of adult illegal aliens would qualify for Medicaid coverage, under the current income requirement.

The added costs to the taxpayers would be in the billions annually.  At a time when 1 in 5 Americans is either out of work or underemployed, suggesting that we add tens of millions more to the Medicaid rolls would be laughable, that is, if the Congressmen were not serious about the proposal.

Though Obama will never mention this hard truth, if we simply ordered all illegal aliens out of the country and deported the ones who refused the order, as well as place our military along the border, healthcare costs would stop rising and could even drop.

We do not need a government takeover of the best healthcare system in the world, nor do we need an amnesty bill for illegal aliens (a.k.a Comprehensive Immigration Reform), we only need to defend our border and expel those here illegally.

Itís really very simple.  Put an end to illegal immigration, and you put an end to the "healthcare crisis."
The Amnesty Memo
Robert VerBruggen says, that according to an internal U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services memo going the rounds of Capitol Hill and obtained by National Review, the agency is considering ways in which it could enact "meaningful immigration reform absent legislative action" -- that is, without the consent of the American people through a vote in Congress.

"This memorandum offers administrative relief options to . . . reduce the threat of removal for certain individuals present in the United States without authorization," it reads.

Also: "In the absence of Comprehensive Immigration Reform, USCIS can extend benefits and/or protections to many individuals and groups by issuing new guidance and regulations, exercising discretion with regard to parole-in-place, deferred action and the issuance of Notices to Appear (NTA), and adopting significant process improvements."

In recent weeks, Sen. Chuck Grassley and others in Congress have been pressing the administration to disavow rumors that a de facto amnesty is in the works, including in a letter to Department of Homeland Security head Janet Napolitano.  "Since the senators first wrote to the president more than a month ago, we have not been reassured that the plans are just rumors, and we have every reason to believe that the memo is legitimate," a Grassley spokesman tells National Review. (NR contacted DHS, but a spokesman did not have a comment on the record.)

Many of the memoís proposals are technical and fine-grained; for example, it suggests clarifying the immigration laws for "unaccompanied minors, and for victims of human trafficking, domestic violence, and other criminal activities."  It also proposes extending the "grace period" H-1B visa holders have between the expiration of their visa and the date theyíre expected to leave the country.

With other ideas, however, USCIS is aiming big.  Perhaps the most egregious suggestion is to "Increase the Use of Deferred Action."  "Deferred action," as the memo defines it, "is an exercise of prosecutorial discretion not to pursue removal from the U.S. of a particular individual for a specific period of time."  For example, after Hurricane Katrina, the government decided not to remove illegal immigrants whoíd been affected by the disaster.

The memo claims that there are no limits to USCISís ability to use deferred action, but warns that using this power indiscriminately would be "controversial, not to mention expensive."  The memo suggests using deferred action to exempt "particular groups" from removal -- such as the illegal-immigrant high-school graduates who would fall under the DREAM Act (a measure that has been shot down repeatedly in Congress).  The memo claims that the DREAM Act would cover "an estimated 50,000" individuals, though as many as 65,000 illegal immigrants graduate high school every year in the U.S.

In the immediate wake of the court decision blocking the Arizona immigration law yesterday, the memo is sure to create controversy -- and the sense that the administration is bent on preserving and extending the nationís de facto amnesty.
Surviving Obama's Assault On The Rule Of Law
The Heritage Foundation says that hours after yesterdayís decision by President Bill Clinton judicial appointee Susan Bolton to preemptively stop enforcement of Arizonaís immigration enforcement law, Thomas A. Saenz, president of the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund (MALDEF), told The New York Times: "This is a warning to any other jurisdiction."  Just in case the message from the Obama administration and its leftist allies was not clear, Obama appointee U.S. Attorney Dennis Burke told The Associated Press: "Surely itís going to make states pause and consider how theyíre drafting legislation and how it fits in a constitutional framework."

But no amount of pause by states and localities could ever possibly satisfy the Obama administration, its amnesty allies, and activist judges like Bolton. In a textbook case of judicial activism, Judge Bolton rewrote the Arizona law to her own needs, invented her own facts and ignored clear federal law.  President Jimmy Carter appointee and immigration law professor at Yale Law School Peter Schuck told The New York Times: "She rushed to judgment in a way I can only assume reflects a lot of pressure from the federal government to get this case resolved quickly."

The Obama administrationís case against Arizona sought to preemptively stop enforcement of Arizonaís new immigration law.  The legal term for this is a "facial challenge," and federal precedent is clear that facial challenges "must be careful not to go beyond the statuteís facial requirements and speculate about 'hypothetical' or imaginary cases."  But that is exactly what Judge Bolton did.  First, she ignored Section 2(B) of the law as written and completely ignored the sectionís first sentence that required an officer to have "reasonable suspicion" that a person was in the country illegally before their immigration status should be checked.  Then, she invented a completely hypothetical case about a Chilean dog walker detained by a completely fictional Sheriff Smith.  Finally, despite the fact that 8 U.S.C. ß1373 clearly requires the federal government to "respond to an inquiry by aÖState, or local government agency, seeking to verify or ascertain the citizenship or immigration status of any individual," Judge Bolton concluded that the Obama administrationís decision not to enforce this provision was as good as rewriting the law itself.

Taken alone, the White Houseís behavior on this issue is troubling enough.  But put into the broader context of the first 18 months of this Administration, a truly pernicious pattern emerges.  First, there was the Obama Justice Departmentís decision to dismiss voter intimidation charges against the New Black Panther Party.  Then there was the Obama administrationís use of TARP to bail out its union allies in what bankruptcy law scholars have called "so outrageous and illegal that until March of this year [2009], nobody even conceptualized it."  Then there was the Obama administrationís shakedown of BP in the White Houseís Roosevelt Room.  Less than a week later after a federal court found its first oil drilling ban to be "arbitrary and capricious," the Obama administration issued a second oil drilling ban that was wider and killed even more jobs than the first.

Americans cannot be cowed by the Obama administration and its La Raza and MALDEF allies.  Giving into bullies only encourages their behavior.  Finally this lawsuit should be a permanent reminder to everyone who wants to call themselves a conservative that any and all claims about an amnesty deal are complete fiction.  La Raza and MALDEF will fight every enforcement measure in any such deal tooth and nail while administrations like this one will simply choose not to enforce them.  Meanwhile, the amnesty provisions would be instantaneous and permanent.  Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer (R) has vowed to fight this decision all the way to the Supreme Court, and she deserves support.

Related:  Mark Levin: Arizona Ruling an "Abomination"
Obama Vs Arizona, Round 1
Joseph Klein says the Obama administration wasted little time condemning Arizonaís recently passed immigration law, even launching a lawsuit to prevent it from going into effect.  Now the White House has been handed its first major victory by a federal judge who has struck down key provisions of the Arizona law, setting up a showdown between a state beleaguered by illegal immigration and a federal government determined to prevent it from doing anything to address the problem.

On Wednesday, Federal District Court Judge Susan Bolton blocked key portions of Arizonaís law dealing with the tide of illegal immigrants swamping Arizona, known as S.B. 1070, or more formally the "Support Our Law Enforcement and Safe Neighborhoods Act."  She preliminarily enjoined the State of Arizona and its Governor Jan Brewer from enforcing the most significant provisions of S.B. 1070.  Judge Bolton did not give the administration everything it wanted, declining to block the entire law from going into effect as the Justice Department had requested.  But what she left standing is of little significance compared to what she gutted.

While this is only the first battle dealing with a preliminary injunction -- appeals of her order and a trial on the merits of the statute are yet to come -- Judge Bolton has framed the constitutional issue of federal preemption in such a way that the Obama administration will have the upper hand going into the next rounds.

Judge Bolton left alone such provisions as prohibiting Arizona officials, agencies, and political subdivisions from limiting enforcement of federal immigration laws and such non-controversial provisions as making it a crime to stop a motor vehicle to pick up day laborers and for day laborers to get in a motor vehicle if it impedes the normal movement of traffic.

More significant are the major provisions of S.B. 1070 that Judge Bolton blocked from being implemented.  These include the lawís provisions requiring that an officer make a reasonable attempt to determine the immigration status of a person stopped; requiring noncitizens to carry registration papers; authorizing the warrantless arrest of an illegal immigrant where there is probable cause to believe the person has committed a crime that would make them eligible for deportation; and making it a crime for illegal immigrants to seek, apply or perform work.

Without such provisions, the Arizona law will not accomplish what it was designed to do: reinforce enforcement of the federal immigration laws that were not being adequately enforced by the federal government.  Judge Bolton ignored the practical realities that she had acknowledged Arizona was facing due to lax federal enforcement of these laws.  Instead, she accepted the Obama administrationís theoretical argument "that the power to regulate immigration is vested exclusively with the federal government, and the provisions of S.B. 1070 are therefore preempted by federal law."

In siding with the Obama administration, Judge Bolton also took a leap of faith.  She accepted the administrationís argument that it was the federal governmentís role to enforce immigration laws without considering that the current enforcement regime has been largely ineffective.  Judge Bolton also misread the provision about the determination and verification of immigration status for someone stopped for an unrelated legal infraction whom the police had reason to suspect was an illegal immigrant.  Without waiting to see how the law would have been actually enforced, she agreed with the Judge Department that "this section is preempted because it will result in the harassment of lawfully present aliens and will burden federal resources and impede federal enforcement and policy priorities."
More Obama Chutzpah
YNetNews.com says Obama warns US not to "demagogue" immigration.

Barack Obama warned US leaders not to use the divisive issue of illegal immigration as a way to gain power and name recognition, in an interview with CBS television released Saturday.

Fresh from a court victory that blocked provisions of a tough Arizona immigration law that Obama opposed, he warned politicians not to "demagogue" the topic and said his administration wanted to work with Arizona on the issue. (Liar)
On Demagoguing, Obama Should Look In The Mirror
As the granddaddy of political demagoguery, Obama might have outdone himself with his recent admonition to political opponents not to "demagogue" the immigration issue.

A "demagogue" is "a political leader who seeks support by appealing to popular desires and prejudices rather than by using rational argument."  "Ah," you say, "Obama is onto something here.  Those who oppose his open-border policy are appealing to prejudice against immigrants instead of to rational argument." Wrong.

Rather, those who support defending our borders believe in the rule of law and in law enforcement.  The people of the United States -- and Arizona in particular -- have a rational interest in protecting their borders and in wanting to prevent illegal immigration.  Though we've had immigration laws on the books for years, are Obama's Democrats saying they are irrationally based -- that anyone who wants to enforce these laws is prejudiced?  That anyone throughout our history who favored controlling immigration was harboring racial prejudice?

It is Obama and many of his supporters who fall into the demagogue category by appealing to prejudices and fears in lieu of rational argument.  Even in his invocation of the term "demagogue" to describe this issue, Obama himself is demagoguing.  He must, because he has no reasonable arguments to justify his lawless policy.

Obama is implying -- and has been implying for months -- that the people of Arizona didn't pass an enforcement law to ensure their own safety or to facilitate legitimate ends of law enforcement authorities, but to discriminate against legal aliens.

Indeed, the thrust of the administration's ill-conceived lawsuit against the state of Arizona and its people is that legal aliens would be targeted by the reach of the new law.  Obama and Attorney General Eric Holder know better, as Arizona officials testified under oath and averred otherwise in court filings, but they choose to persist in this destructive lie anyway because rational arguments fail them.

The law will not be applied to legal aliens, but it doesn't target illegal aliens, either.  It merely allows authorities to demand documentation from those who are already detained because of a reasonable suspicion they broke a law.  If they don't put themselves in a position of being under such suspicion, the immigration law is powerless against them.

Continue reading here . . .
No Longer A Rumor: Amnesty Is Obamaís Top Priority
Heather Bachman says the people who watch politics closely expected it, the ones who didnít assumed it, and now we know it.  Through an internal U.S. Citizenship and immigration Service memo, the Obama administration blatantly confirmed amnesty is their number one objective regarding illegal immigration.  Actually calling removal of persons who are not in the United States legally a "threat", this is not only proof of a Capitol Hill rumor that was just in the past few month showing teeth, but another spit mark on the Constitution made by our current leader.

While the Constitution is vague when discussing the ability and standards of Executive orders, it does show that it is within the limits of the leader that the actions should stand.  Nonetheless, through an Executive Order Obama plans to replace actual and real reform regarding Immigration with aspects that equal amnesty for illegal aliens; The same document Obama used to lure upcoming former legislator Bart Stupak which turned out to be less worth the ink used to write it, the document in question discusses it will include steps such as a "deferred action" to allow illegal aliens to stay in the country, legally as well as extending the "grace period" for those whose visas have expired.

As said before, the document is a well awaited response from members of Congress who have been flooding the White House with inquiries since the rumor of Obama amnesty began to start holding water.  National Review recently reported Sen. Chuck Grassley and others in Congress have been pressing the administration to refute the rumors and in response to the discovered memo a Grassley Spokesman said:
    

"Since the senators first wrote to the president more than a month ago, we have not been reassured that the plans are just rumors, and we have every reason to believe that the memo is legitimate."

    
However, now that we have proof, this not only shows the pending outrageous use of power by Obama but the already hinted real reason why Arizona now has a date with an appellate court.  This within itself can show the reasoning that was placed behind the lawsuit papers against Arizona because, despite the glimmer of hope actions such as actually using the federal factors that make S.B. 1070 carried for immigration reform, there was already a pre-existing readiness for amnesty.

The dangerous thing is other than the Courts or the Congress Obamaís order cannot be stopped.  Because of the planned pathway, which discussed the aspects of amnesty as a prospective solution "in the absence of meaningful immigration reform," it will be "absent" of legislative action such as votes.  Once again constitutionally the allowance for an Executive Order is vague, but is obviously surrounding the aspect that there is a need for it to be constitutional and not beyond the abilities of a president; Two things which this possible Order is not.

The conclusion to what this proof means to the nation is an illegal alien, seen by Democrats as the only way they can keep control, may possibly get a long term gift whose aftermath can and will risk the nation even further than their existence already has.  While Obama makes friends with illegal aliens, the legal citizens of this nation are sidestepped against themselves and the document they were raised within: The Constitution.

Related:  Arizona Sheriff: "Our Own Government Has Become Our Enemy"

It is clear that Obama has aligned himself against American citizens, and with foreigners, in support of their invasion of the southwest.  He just doesn't think like an American.
Obama Preempts Federal Immigration Law
Paul Mirengoff says the Washington Times reported the union that represents rank-and-file field agents at U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement unanimously passed a "vote of no confidence" for the agency's leadership.  The National Immigration and Customs Enforcement Council of the American Federation of Government Employees, which represents 7,000 ICE agents and employees, stated that ICE has "abandoned" its core mission of protecting the public to support a political agenda favoring amnesty.  The vote, by the Union's Council, was 259-0.

Has this story made it into the mainstream media?  Not to my knowledge.  My friend Craig Harrison asked me to imagine what would have happened if the EPA union voted unanimously to support a statement that Bush was not enforcing environmental laws.  I think we can imagine the reaction if a handful of EPA employees issued such a statement.

The union denounced John Morton, who heads ICE, and Phyllis Coven, assistant director for the agency's office of detention policy and planning.  It stated that the integrity of the agency "as well as the public safety" would be "better provided for in the absence of Director Morton and Assistant Director Coven."

Among the other points unanimously agreed to are these:
    

ē  The majority of ICE's enforcement and removal officers are prohibited from making street arrests or enforcing U.S. immigration laws outside of the jail setting.

ē  Hundreds of ICE officers nationwide perform no law enforcement duties whatsoever because of resource mismanagement within the agency.

ē  ICE detention reforms have transformed into a detention system aimed at providing resortlike living conditions to criminal aliens based on recommendations not from ICE officers and field managers, but from "special-interest groups."

ē  The lack of technical expertise and field experience has resulted in a priority of providing bingo nights, dance lessons and hanging plants to criminals, instead of addressing safe and responsible detention reforms for noncriminal individuals and families.

ē Unlike any other agency in the nation, ICE officers will be prevented from searching detainees housed in ICE facilities, allowing weapons, drugs and other contraband into detention centers -- putting detainees, ICE officers and contract guards at risk.

ē  Senior leadership ignores reports that ICE internal investigations by the office of professional responsibility conceal agency and supervisor misconduct and are used to retaliate against employees who make whistleblower-type disclosures or question inappropriate policies and procedures.

    
The Obama administration has been touting the fact that deportations of illegal aliens have increased by about 10 percent over what they were under President Bush.  But according to the union, illegal immigrants now being held in state and local jails seek out ICE agents for deportation to avoid prosecution, conviction and prison terms.  Criminal aliens, it says, "openly brag" that they are taking advantage of a broken immigration system and will be back in the United States within days to commit crimes -- while U.S. citizens arrested for the same offenses serve prison sentences.

Under these circumstances, it seems particularly outrageous for the Obama administration to claim that Arizona acted unconstitutionally by passing a law that attempts to enforce federal immigration laws.  It is the executive branch of the federal government, not the state of Arizona, that is in serious tension with the immigration laws passed by the United States Congress.
Napolitano Says It's Time For Amnesty
Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano on Friday said the administration has "enough" resources to secure the border now that Obama signed into law a $600 million border security spending bill, and she said Congress must now act on a larger overhaul of the nation's immigration laws.

"This is what we asked for. And of course, what we asked for was what we thought would be enough," Ms. Napolitano told reporters at the White House, hours after she joined Obama as he signed the bipartisan bill.

The law provides for 1,000 new U.S. Border Patrol agents, hundreds of border inspectors and interior enforcement personnel and two new aerial drones to patrol the remote Southwest.

Although it will take about eight months for the new agents to be hired and trained, Napolitano said the border is already secure enough that it should not be used by critics to "preclude discussions about immigration reform."

"Sometimes I hear 'securing the border' and the goalpost just keeps moving -- well, we've done this," Ms. Napolitano said, echoing statements by Obama that it's now time for a comprehensive bill that would provide illegal immigrants a pathway to legalization.

Echoes of "the system worked."
Obamaís "Quiet Amnesty" Has Already Begun
Alaphiah says the thing about having a lawyer in the Oval Office is that he or she, if unscrupulous, will manipulate the law according to his or her own personal philosophy instead of upholding the original intent of the law.  Why?  Because their legal training teaches them that all things are relative, and values have no meaning.  Thatís why Obama says the things he does about America and the Constitution, to which Americans scratch their heads in disbelief and say, "I canít believe he just said that!"

Bill Clinton and Hillary Clinton are classic exemplars of this type of thinking.  The Clintons were known for the philosophy of "The Third Way" -- meaning not only was there a right and wrong, or black and white, but there was a third way that was equally as viable as the other two alternatives.  The Clintons were always parsing language and meaning because if words have no real intended meaning, then one can, as they often did, arrive at any personal conclusion all depending on what you are will to accept the meaning of is -- is.  Therefore, the Constitution is what a judge says it is, not what it was meant to be.

The latest assault on reason and constitutionality is Obama's covert amnesty initiative.  Basically, the Obama administration has ordered all government agencies to halt the enforcement of immigration law, except for criminal illegal aliens.

The Obama administration wouldnít call it that -- no silly!  Instead, they will use some intelligence insulting jargon about dismissing immigration cases to relieve an overburdened court system of non-criminal immigration cases.  You know, the Bill Clinton, it depends on what is-is.

So ICE says that it will release illegal aliens instead of deporting them.  Releasing them violates the Constitution, but is somehow good for America?  Okay, I get it; theyíre saying that releasing illegal aliens is good for the courts, law enforcement, and by extension the Democrat Party.

The bottom line is that Obama has perverted the entire legal system, and judiciary of the United States of America, because of his politics -- and he, and his buddy Eric Holder, have chosen to enforce only the laws that they agree with.
30 National Guard Troops And 15 Warning Billboards
Penny Starr says Pinal County Sheriff Paul Babeu said requests, by Arizona law enforcement personnel, and Sens. John McCain (R-Ariz.) and Jon Kyl (R-Ariz.) for 3,000 National Guard troops along the stateís border with Mexico, have been answered so far with 1 percent of that number deployed there this week.

"We have a whopping 30 [National Guard troops] this week that are showing up," Babeu said.  "Itís less than a half-hearted measure designed to fail."

But the federal Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has placed 15 signs along a 60-mile stretch of Interstate 8 that links San Diego with Phoenix and Tucson warning travelers of drug cartels and human trafficking operations.
    
    
"DANGER Ė PUBLIC WARNING, TRAVEL NOT RECOMMENDED," read the signs placed along Interstate 8.  "Visitors May Encounter Armed Criminals and Smuggling Vehicles Traveling at High Rates of Speed.  Stay Away From Trash, Clothing, Backpacks, and Abandoned Vehicles."

"BLM Encourages Visitors To Use Public Land North of Interstate 8," the signs say.

"I think the American people are outraged that we can fight wars half-way around the world, send our nationís treasury and our most precious resources -- our American heroes that serve in the military -- and yet here in our own country somehow they believe itís okay for us not to have a secure border," Said Sheriff Babeu.

"And that itís okay to put up signs in my county and parts of America that surrender parts of our country to foreign born criminals," Babeu added, "warning our own American citizens to stay out."

In May, Obama said he would deploy 1,200 National Guard troops to the U.S.-Mexico border to help quell the violence there, which is less than half of the 3,000 troops requested by Babeu, Cochise County Sheriff Larry Dever, Sen. McCain and Sen. Kyl for Arizonaís border during a press conference on Capitol Hill in April.

The Obama administration has said it will deploy National Guard troops to the southern border incrementally to eventually have 1,500 troops in place.  In addition, $600 million in "emergency border protection funding" was approved in legislation the president signed into law in August.

Babeu said the warning signs are 70 to 80 miles from the border and just 30 miles from Phoenix, the fifth largest city in the United States.
Obama Is Undermining Law On The Border
David A. Patten is reporting that an Arizona sheriff contends that Obama is "undermining the rule of law" by blocking the border enforcement needed to prevent illegals and narco-terrorists from flooding into the United States from Mexico.

In an exclusive Newsmax.TV interview, Pinal County Sheriff Paul Babeu said the administration has actively thwarted law enforcement efforts to help secure the border.

As a consequence, Mexican drug cartels now control some parts of Arizona, says Babeu, who is president of the Arizona Sheriff's Association.

"Every day, there are paramilitary, squad-sized elements who are out escorting drugs or human illegals with AK-47s," he said.  "And they have scouts on top of high points of terrain, hilltops, and literally for miles and miles they control movement in these areas.

"Now we're the ones who patrol this area.  And I can tell you quite honestly that we do not control those parts of the area, because we're not there all the time.  And they know when we're there and when we're not there.  We don't even have a helicopter."

Babeu, an outspoken supporter of Arizona's controversial new immigration law, said the administration has made it more difficult to protect citizens on an increasingly unstable border.

"The federal government, instead of supporting us and saying, 'You go, Arizona, sorry we can't help you,' they decided to go a step further and drag us into court, with the ACLU, so they're undermining the rule of law," he said.

"They literally want to leap frog over border security and just go right to amnesty.  And that's not going to happen.  This is our country.  You just don't get to citizenship by breaking the law," he said.

Continue reading here -- the sheriff lists his chief concerns . . .
Obama, Democrats Meet On DREAM Act
Politico is reporting that Sen. Robert Menendez (D-N.J.), Rep. Nydia Velasquez (D-N.Y.) and Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-Ill.) will meet with Barack Obama this afternoon to talk about the chances of getting comprehensive immigration reform or the DREAM Act passed in the lame duck session, a House Democratic source said.

Immigration advocates want to know how much the White House supports a vote on either bill in the next few weeks.  Menendez said on a conference call with reporters Monday that the White House is "ready and willing" to talk about immigration.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) could bring the DREAM Act to the floor as early as this week.

The measure provides a path to citizenship for young illegal immigrants who attend college for two years or join the military.

The Senate blocked the DREAM Act and a repeal of the military's Don't Ask, Don't Tell policy when both measures were attached to a defense authorization measure in September, just before adjourning for campaign season.

Personally, I can support the naturalization of any foreign national who honorably serves in the U. S. military, but foreign nationals who attend American colleges and universities on our dime can kiss my ass!
Illegals With Criminal Records To Gain Residency
Fox News is reporting that Obama and his Democratic allies are planning to pass legislation this year that would allow certain illegal immigrants to become legal U.S. residents.  Republicans are pushing back with details about the DREAM Act that have gone largely unnoticed.

The legislation would permit young people to become U.S. residents after spending two years in college or the military.  It would apply to immigrants who were under 16 when they arrived in the U.S., have been in the country at least five years and have a diploma from a U.S. high school or the equivalent.

But Republican Sen. Jeff Session of Alabama released a "DREAM Alert" revealing that at least one version of the legislation would allow qualified illegal immigrants up to the age of 35 to gain resident status, prevent the Department of Homeland Security from removing any illegal who has a pending application -- regardless of age or criminal record -- and offers amnesty to qualified illegals with misdemeanor convictions, even DUIs.

The alert says that not only would the legislation put an estimated 2.1 million illegal immigrants on a path to citizenship, it would also give them access to in-state tuition rates at public universities, federal student loans, and federal work-study programs.

Illegals who gain citizenship under this legislation will have the legal right to petition for the entry of their family members, including their adult brothers and sisters and the parents who illegally brought or sent them to the U.S.

"In less than a decade, this reality could easily double or triple the more than 2.1 million green cards that will be immediately distributed as a result of the DREAM Act," the alert reads.

A spokesman for Sessions noted that two other versions of the legislation lower the age limit to 30 and won't grant illegals access to in-state tuition deals. It's unclear which version Democrats will choose.

Yet any of the versions should give Americans pause, Session's spokesman said.

"The scope of this proposal is enormous, extending amnesty to millions of illegal immigrants including a number who have committed serious crimes, incentivizing further illegality and making it more difficult to develop a just and responsible immigration policy," said Session's spokesman Stephen Miller.

The bill failed to pass the Senate in September, but Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid has vowed to bring the bill to the Senate floor for a vote during the lame duck session.

Related:  Obama wants DREAM Act on his desk before year is out

DREAM Act, my patootie!  This bill is a nightmare, and the numbers of illegals that are thrown around are bullsh!t.  Here are the REAL NUMBERS.
House Narrowly Approves DREAM Act
Chris Richardson reports the fate of the DREAM Act rests in the hands of the Senate now that is has been approved by the House of Representatives, but Republicans may block its passage, as they did in a September vote.

Undocumented immigrants and their advocates have been waiting since Barack Obama's inauguration to see a new immigration law passed on behalf of the estimated 10 million to 12 million undocumented immigrants in the US [ the REAL numbers are here ].  If passed by the Senate, the DREAM Act might be a dream come true for hundreds of thousands of young undocumented immigrants who were brought into the country as children and have lived illegally in the US for at least the last five years.

The Development, Relief, and Education for Alien Minors Act has been making the rounds since 2003, but has yet to make it through Congress.  The last time the Senate voted on the DREAM Act was last September when it failed to get the 60 votes required to overcome a filibuster that Republicans were threatening.  The vote was 52-44.

Late Wednesday the Democratically-controlled House of Representatives passed the DREAM Act again with a vote of 216-198.  The legislation will now be sent to the Senate, which is expected to vote Thursday on it.

The reason the Act has been controversial for some is that it offers the certain illegal immigrants a path to citizenship.  The Associated Press reports that critics have called it a "backdoor grant of amnesty that would encourage more foreigners to sneak into the United States in hopes of being legalized eventually."

Continue reading here . . .
Obama Laments Loss Of DREAM Act
Yahoo news says in his final news conference of the year, Obama heralded the accomplishments of the lame-duck Congress, calling the last six weeks a "season of progress" that proves Washington can rise above political partisanship.

"If thereís any lesson to draw from these past few weeks, itís that weíre not doomed to endless gridlock," Obama said.  However, Obama also voiced his "disappointment" over Congressís failure to move an immigration measure the White House had flagged as a first-term priority.

In the weeks since his party took a "shellacking" in the midterm elections, Obama has signed a bipartisan bill extending both the so-called Bush tax cuts and jobless aid for Americans who are out of work.  On Wednesday, he signed into law a measure repealing the "donít ask, donít tell" policy that bans gays from serving openly in the military.  And just before his press conference, the Senate voted to ratify the START nuclear-arms treaty with Russia, one of the Obama's top foreign policy goals this year -- while reaching an accord on the bill to extend health benefits to 9/11 first responders who have taken ill.

Still, Obama didnít get everything he wanted.

He admitted his "biggest disappointment" was that Congress failed to pass the so-called DREAM Act, which would provide a path to citizenship for illegal immigrants brought to the U.S. by their parents.

He said that itís "heartbreaking" that the current system forces some children to live in "the shadow of fear" -- while also touting his own administrationís record of tough border enforcement and deportation.
 

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