July 30, 2006

Georgia cities to host illegal immigration/amnesty-again hearings in August

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Here in Georgia we have two up-coming opportunities to give the media, the senate and the president a very clear view on how Americans in Georgia view the amnesty-again legislation the senate has passed.

Below from the AJC:

“House leaders are betting that increased public pressure will help them defeat a Senate plan that includes a guest-worker program for immigrants [note from D.A. – “immigrants” do not need a guest worker program nor do they require amnesty] and path to citizenship for those already living illegally in the United States”

House leaders announced Thursday that eight committees would conduct about 20 hearings on various immigration issues in 12 states in August, including two in Georgia.

The House Education and Workforce Committee is scheduled to have a hearing Aug. 14 in Gainesville, the epicenter of the state’s chicken processing industry, a major employer of immigrants. The hearing will focus on the impact illegal immigration is having in the workplace.

The Energy and Commerce Committee on Aug. 15 will have another hearing in Dalton, a national hub for carpet manufacturers — another source of jobs for immigrants— on how illegal immigration affects medical facilities and “individual American taxpayers.”

“Though more than 1,000 miles from the U.S.-Mexico border, Gainesville and Dalton have been roiled by many of the same issues once limited to border states…”

I will be at both hearings with my sign that reads:
NO MORE AMNESTY! SECURE OUR BORDERS! ENFORCE OUR LAWS!

I hope to see a lot of Americans from around the Southeast at both events. I have plenty of signs – or you can bring your own with a similar, polite message.

Who knows, maybe Sam Zamarripa will be there leading the illegal aliens -his bank customers- in their own protest demanding that we DON”T enforce the law, secure our borders and that we DO grant another amnesty like we did in 1986.

See you there! More info posted here soon., but we think the hearings will begin at 11AM.

MAKE YOUR VOICE HEARD WHILE YOU ARE STILL ALLOWED!

July 28, 2006

“Cheap labor?” Decide for yourself – La Times on an illegal alien mom in LA.

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“I’m still trying to believe this happened to me.”… Angela Magdaleno, an illegal alien from Mexico, now living in Los Angeles with ten children.

Both Magdaleno and Anzaldo are illegal immigrants, settled for years in an immigrant enclave. Magdaleno has the same number of children as her parents, who were peasant farmers in Mexico. Like her parents, she is living in poverty and struggling to provide for her family.

“I thank this country that they gave me Medi-Cal,” Magdaleno said. “There’s nothing like that in Mexico.”

Memo to Angela: As Americans who are paying your medical bills…we can’t believe it has happened to us either.

Story from LaTimes here.

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services can’t handle “guest workers”

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“Implementation of the Senate bill would codify the nightmare and ensure that the criminals, terrorists and foreign intelligence operatives who have already gamed our immigration system are issued legal immigration documents and allowed to stay permanently”.

I wish I had written that. I didn’t.

It is the prepared testimony of Michael Maxwell, who until this year ran the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) internal affairs division. He testified before the U.S. House Judiciary Committee’s immigration subcommittee.

What he said is that we don’t have the resources to do a background check for the millions of illegal aliens who are being promised amnesty- again in the nearly dead senate bill.

Illegal immigration lives on.

From the Washington Times:

Agency can’t handle guest workers
By Stephen Dinan
THE WASHINGTON TIMES
July 27, 2006

“Today’s hearing before the immigration subcommittee will also look at whether USCIS can handle the additional workload that the Senate bill would place on it. The subcommittee says the Senate bill would force the agency to process 10 million applications from illegal aliens seeking legal status within 90 days.
Mr. Maxwell will testify that USCIS also is subject to rampant corruption and puts customer service at a higher priority than national security.
USCIS Director Emilio T. Gonzalez, who was sworn in at the beginning of this year, has disputed Mr. Maxwell’s charges, saying he has put a new emphasis on national security at the agency. He also says the agency is working to evaluate the rate of fraud and to correct problems.
Mr. Gonzalez has acknowledged that the Senate bill’s 90-day period for registering illegal aliens for legal status doesn’t give his agency enough time to get ready”.

Full report here.

July 27, 2006

What is “287 (g)” and why aren’t Georgia counties taking advantage ?

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Governor Perdue has begun to take advantage of a section of 1996 federal law [ 287 (g)] to deal with illegal aliens on a state level. He should be contacted and thanked for doing so. 404 656 1776.

Alabama has proven that 287 (g) works.

We should be asking why our city and county governments are not doing the same, and why many other city and county governments around the nation are ahead of us on doing so.

Below is a news story from North Carolina, a state with a smaller population of illegals than we have here in Georgia. After reading it, why not call your local County Commissioner – or Chairman – and ask why they have not taken advantage of the available federal tool to help deter illegal immigration in your county?

I am.

Carolina Journal Exclusives
Illegal Immigrants Filling Jails
Sheriff’s department officials around state predict thing will worsen

By Karen Welsh
July 27, 2006

RALEIGH — County jails throughout North Carolina are stressed to the limit with illegal immigrants, law-enforcement officials say.

With the lack of immigration control to deal with the estimated 460,000 illegal immigrants residing in the state, it probably won’t be getting better anytime soon.

Kevin Jastzabski, prison captain for the Lee County Sheriff’s Department, said the number of Hispanics clogging the county’s system is getting larger everyday. “We do have a problem, and it is going to keep on growing,” he said “It doesn’t look like it’s going to slow down any time soon.”

Randy Jones, director of public information for the Alamance County Sheriff’s Department, said about 40 percent of the inmates in the county’s jail are Hispanics and most of those have illegally entered the country.

Jim Kouri, the fifth vice president of the National Association of Chiefs of Police and a writer for New Media Alliance, said this is not uncommon. Two-thirds of illegal immigrants across the country have been arrested before and 61 percent have been convicted of crimes at least once, he said.

“In the population study of a sample of 55,322 illegal aliens, researchers found that they were arrested at least a total of 459,614 times,” Kouri wrote, “averaging about eight arrests per illegal alien.”

Although it might be a losing battle for now, Rush said, Mecklenburg is trying to make improvements. The county is part of the Section 287(G) Program, designed to keep better track of illegal immigrants. Together, the county and the Immigration and Customs Enforcement are fingerprinting and photographing the hundreds of illegal aliens arrested in the area each month.

James Jay Carafano of The Heritage Foundation said Section 287(G) is vital because both state and local law enforcement are critical in aiding federal immigration investigations.

“Section 287(G) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) provides the legal authority for state and local enforcement to investigate, detain, and arrest aliens on civil and criminal grounds,” he wrote. “ Any comprehensive border and immigration security legislation by Congress should include provisions for strengthening and expanding programs authorized under Section 287(G).”

Although Section 287(G) has been in existence since 1996, Mecklenburg is the only county east of California that has the program in place. There are others trying to help rectify the situation.

Rep. Charles Taylor, R-N.C., recently announced a regional plan for eight counties in western North Carolina to deal with illegal immigrants.

Read the entire article here.

For those of you in Cobb County, where I have lived for twenty- three years, I’ll get you started with the info below. It is time that our elected officials at the county level show the same courage and determination as many around the nation already have.

Allow me to help out with what you will hear when you call. You will likely be told that county jails are already full and that local law enforcement is already busy dealing with crime. And…that enforcing immigration laws will somehow create a situation of “mistrust in the community”.

The first two are true enough. The latter is nonsense invented by the illegal alien lobby to deter enforcement of existing laws.

What you won’t hear is that once people who are in this nation illegally realize that local police and Deputies are helping the feds enforce immigration laws, they will make it a point to re-locate. That is the point.

Think of places you know are monitored on I – 285…do you drive slower? I do.

Samuel S. Olens
Chairman

Contact Information:

100 Cherokee Street
Marietta, GA 30090-9679
(770) 528-3300
(Commission Address)

solens@cobbcounty.org

Why is the president ignoring our laws? CNN’s Lou Dobbs reports

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From CNN.com:

NEW YORK (CNN) — With upraised right hand and left hand on the Bible, each of our presidents, from George Washington to George W. Bush, has solemnly sworn to “preserve, protect and defend” the Constitution of the United States.

The Bush administration in its first four years was responsible for 318 fines against employers who hired illegal workers, an average of fewer than 80 each year. That’s down from 5,587 fines against illegal employers during the eight years of the Clinton administration, according to the Congressional Immigration Reform Caucus, an average of 698 each year. And the problem is getting worse; in 2004 only three employers received fines for illegal hiring.

Work site arrests have fallen even more drastically under this president. From 1995 to 1998, there were between 10,000 and 18,000 work site arrests of illegal aliens each year. But during the Bush administration, work site arrests fell to just 159 in 2004.

Apprehensions along the border averaged 1.05 million from fiscal year 2001 to 2004, according to the independent, progressive group Third Way, down from 1.52 million from 1996 to 2000. Border apprehensions have plummeted more than 30 percent, despite a doubling in the number of Border Patrol agents over the past decade and the rising number of attempted crossings.

It is not only the federal government that had diminished our claim to be a nation of laws. More than 70 U.S. cities, including New York, Los Angeles, California, and Chicago, Illinois, have set up “sanctuary” policies that offer safe haven from the law to illegal aliens and their families.

Read the entire article here. Then call your Senators. No more amnesty!

Who funds La Raza? Hint…who funds politcal campaigns and profits from illegal immigration?

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Who funds The National Council of La Raza?[For the non-Spanish speakers, La Raza translated into English is “The Race”.]

Imagine.

Click here to see who sends millions to one of the most aggressive proponents of illegal immigration on the planet.

July 26, 2006

Another attempt at amnesty again

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Here comes another amnesty plan. If you are asking yourself if it will ever end…the answer is “NO”…it won’t.

Illegal immigration is a multi-billion dollar a year act of organized crime and amnesty for the criminal employers and the aliens is key to continuing the racket.

I have alrerady contacted two Georgia Congressmen to urge them to not even consider the latest amnesty plan. Coming from Rep. Pence and Senator Hutchison – both Republicans – the most recent amnesty would be run in part by the employers!

Right. We want to trust the same people who are hiring the illegals to operate an amnesty program…and could I please have another chance at buying the Brooklyn Bridge?

Congressman Tom Tancredo:

“Having employers which have already broken the law determine the number of cheap foreign workers that will be admitted into the U.S. is a classic example of the fox guarding the henhouse,” said Mr. Tancredo, who is no longer directly involved in Team America. “No plan that allows temporary workers to stay permanently is a ‘guest’-worker plan.”

See here for the Pence Watch on TEAM AMERICA PAC.

The Washington Times reports on the PENCE-HUTCHISON amnesty:

The latest proposal in Congress for a “guest”-worker program would allow unlimited immigration of eligible workers during the first three years and allow them and their families to remain here indefinitely.
Offered by two Republicans, the plan is criticized by proponents of stricter immigration laws. They say the program would tilt the nation’s immigration system toward millions of uneducated, unskilled workers.
Rep. Mike Pence of Indiana and Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison of Texas said yesterday that they offered the proposal as a compromise to end the deadlock in Congress over immigration reform. House Republicans favor securing the border and enforcing current laws, while the Senate demands “comprehensive” reform that secures the border and implements a guest-worker program.

Thomas Sowell on the concept from Jewish World Review:

Just when it looked like the Senate Republicans had finally gotten the message that the American people in general, and their own supporters in particular, are outraged over amnesty for illegal aliens, some Republican Senators have come up with yet another disguise for amnesty — and gotten bipartisan support, including Ted Kennedy and John McCain.

Under this new plan, its advocates claim, illegal immigrants would “have to leave the country” and re-apply to come back in legally and get on a path toward citizenship. It sounds good but on closer examination it turns out to be a fraud.

How long would the illegal immigrants have to leave the country? According to the Senate bill they “may exit the United States and immediately re-enter.” In other words, do a U-turn and come right back. How is that for “tough” border control?

Amnesty again anyone?

July 24, 2006

Mexico Moving Immigration Debate to World Stage – MEXIDATA.com

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This from MEXIDATA

Mexico Moving Immigration Debate to World Stage
By Barnard R. Thompson
Monday, July 24, 2006

The Diario de Yucatán reported in mid-July, quoting the head of Mexico’s National Population Council (Conapo), that 17 percent of Mexicans between the ages of 15 to 24 emigrate to the United States in search of employment. This means, according to Conapo, that among the 11 million Mexican residents in the United States, approximately 1.86 million are young people.

The article notes that the Mexican Youth Institute (IMJ) classifies, among Mexico’s 105 million residents, 34 million as youth. (The National Institute of Statistics, Geography and Informatics reported that Mexico’s population reached 103.3 million in 2005, having more than doubled since 1970 when the total was 48.2 million people.)

Conapo quoted the annual salary of emigrant youth as US$15,000.00, compared to a US$22,000.00 average for older Mexican emigrants. Six out of ten of the young people crossing the border have less than 12 years of education, most are single males from urban areas, and few of the youth have been part of the migrant current.

Barnard Thompson is an expert on Mexico, we hope that you will read the rest here.

July 22, 2006

The preemption clause: More proof the senate is not serious about enforcement…again

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“Preemption: a prior seizure or appropriation: a taking possession before others”
Merriam Webster online dictionary.

I am told that the Bush – McCain – Democrat “Comprehensive Immigration Reform Act of 2006” [ s 2611 ] is more than 800 pages long. If somebody were to try to write a complete explanation of all of the evils contained in this official attempt at repeat capitulation to the open borders lobby , that illustration would likely require nearly as many pages.

I hope someone does exactly that. Doing so is not the intention here, but one very important part of the legislation – “preemption”- should not go un-noted.

Not many people paying attention fail to realize that “comprehensive” is code for amnesty [for illegal employers as well as aliens] and that the senate bill is essentially the same swindle pulled on the American people in 1986. But, with even worse potential results…if one can imagine.

In addition to providing legalization to about four times as many illegal aliens as did the 1986 Immigration Reform and Control Act (IRCA), … the current bill also repeats mistakes made 20 years ago that will render the border-enforcement provisions and employer sanctions meaningless” writes Charles Hurt in the Washington Times quoting witnesses at recent House hearings.

In the same column Hurt quotes Indiana Rep. John Hostettler, who said the problem with the 1986 legislation was that it allowed legalization before measures were put in place to enforce immigration restrictions and punish those who violated immigration laws.

Hostetler:

“Time showed us that IRCA has utterly and completely failed,” he said. “Illegal immigration has not been controlled, but has increased significantly in the past two decades.”

One of the “mistakes” [here I must wonder aloud if something that is done intentionally a second time qualifies as a “mistake’…or an intentional deception – I would point to the latter] that nobody to my knowledge has pointed out is a little gem buried in the bill called “preemption”.

It is very likely that most of the United States senate has not read all of the language in the current amnesty-again bill – or all of the disastrous 1986 legislation. I haven’t either, but more of it than some of the U.S. senators have, I’d wager [so has MALDEF] I have read this part of United States Code that was created in the legislation twenty years ago: Title 8 chapter 12, subchapter II part VIII 1324 a – paragraph ( h )

(h) Miscellaneous provisions

(2) Preemption
The provisions of this section preempt any State or local law imposing civil or criminal sanctions (other than through licensing and similar laws) upon those who employ, or recruit or refer for a fee for employment, unauthorized aliens.

What Congress told us in 1986 was basically this: Trust us.

We are going to grant amnesty to the black market labor force who we have allowed to illegally “migrate” into our Republic, then we are going to secure our borders and begin to sanction the employers if they “knowingly” hire illegal aliens. We promise.

And…BTW – we will decide what “knowingly” means.

But.

We are in charge of any possible punishment of those employers. We will not allow the individual states to have much ability to go after the money guys when we do not.

Trust us indeed.

The preemption language contained in the 1986 law limits the states and very effectively restricts them from easily passing a simple law that says anyone who hires an illegal alien can be punished with criminal or civil penalties on the state level.

Someone convince me, por favor, that the 1986 conspirators who wrote this paragraph did not fully understand what they were doing then.

They did leave a loophole…the “other than through licensing and similar laws” sentence seems to be the only avenue for states to protect their own citizens from the organized crime that is our virtually open borders, the resulting illegal immigration and the fearless hiring of the millions who are illegally “just looking for a better life”.

The designers of IRCA intentionally made it difficult, but fortunately not impossible, for states to deal with the illegal employers.

Absent the promised federal protection, we have begun to do so here in Georgia, using the loophole. Colorado has also taken important first steps in doing so and many other states – and now county and city governments – are looking at ways to comply with existing law while trying to enforce existing law.

Ironic isn’t it?

Why is the 1986 language discouraging individual states from punishing employers important in understanding the 2006 senate bill?

Because the 2006 amnesty legislation contains the same preemption language.

Section 274 A, paragraph ( j )

j ) Miscellaneous Provisions-

(2) PREEMPTION- The provisions of this section preempt any State or local law imposing civil or criminal sanctions (other than through licensing and similar laws) upon those who employ, or recruit or refer for a fee for employment, unauthorized aliens.

Sound familiar?

Why would the senate again restrict states from helping to enforce the law? [This is a rhetorical question]

Like Congress in the 1980’s, the 2006 open borders conspirators who inserted this paragraph fully understand what they are doing now.

Few truly believe that it is the president’s and the senate’s genuine goal to secure American borders or sanction criminal employers.

The preemption clause in the senate bill is just one more example of their real agenda.

It isn’t enforcement.

Trust me.

July 19, 2006

Rally in Atlanta, GA – 21 st century Paul Revere

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Rally in Atlanta, GA
See here for details

On Tuesday, July 25 from 9 to 10 AM the Revere Riders will gather at the Capitol in Atlanta to meet with Georgians who also believe that Open Borders is a disastrous policy.

Please pass this along and try to come support Frosty and Howard Wooldridge. I am.

Note from D.A. see here for some photos of those who oppose secure borders.

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