November 19, 2007

Mexican president seems upset at enforcement of American laws…in America

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Heads up…for those of you who don’t read the AJC

State and local enforcment of U.S. Immigration laws is working – AND it is becoming a problem for the narco-oligarchy in Mexico! HAPPY DANCE HERE!

U.S. immigration laws spark anger in Mexico
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Written by Jeremy Schwartz
Posted on 2007-11-18

By Jeremy Schwartz
Cox International Correspondent

Published on: 11/18/07

Mexico City —- Anger in Mexico is growing in the wake of a number of new state laws in the United States, including those in Georgia, Oklahoma and Arizona, considered by critics to be anti-Mexican —- a shift likely reflected in President Felipe Calderon’s verbal lashing last week of U.S. presidential candidates.

In tougher rhetoric toward U.S. immigration policies, Calderon scolded presidential candidates for using migrants as “thematic hostages” and announced a media campaign aimed at influencing American public opinion.

Calderon’s comments represented a dramatic departure from the more timid statements of past leaders and were welcomed by many in Mexico.

“I think the current American government has gone too far against illegal Mexicans,” said Fernando Garcia, a 36-year-old Mexico City office administrator. “I don’t like the raids and how they destroy families [and] … the hate they are generating against Mexicans.”

Such sentiment contrasts with the decidedly cooler reaction much of Mexico gave to the millions of immigrants who took to the streets of Washington, Atlanta, Los Angeles, Austin and other U.S. cities in the spring and summer of 2006 to demand an overhaul of immigration laws.

At that time, the seeming indifference and lack of supporting protests in Mexico irritated many migrant rights advocates.

But since then, immigration reform efforts on Capitol Hill have stalled, while a series of stiff state laws were enacted and the U.S. government started building a wall along the border.

In Georgia, new state laws require increased verification of legal status to register a car and hold some jobs. They also require that local officials alert federal immigration agents to any suspected illegal immigrants booked on felony or DUI charges.

Supporters in the United States say such laws are designed to curb illegal migration. But many in Mexico see them as discriminatory, while failing to address the larger issue of U.S. immigration policy.

“Bush is the modern-day Hitler, the same as the rest of his party,” said Antonio Gonzalez, a 35-year-old Mexico City accountant. “They don’t treat the Russians or English or other white Europeans like that, and so for me they are a bunch of racists.”

The Calderon administration last week also blasted the U.S.-backed border wall, releasing a study labeling it “medieval” and an environmental risk and calling on Congress to rethink the idea.

Mexico, which often reacts with anger to even a hint of U.S. meddling in its internal affairs, has been loath to comment so directly on internal U.S. politics in recent years.

“Every day there is more demand for the Mexican government to take a stronger position,” said Manuel Angel Castillo, coordinator of the Migration Seminary at the College of Mexico. “The immigration reform generated a lot of expectation, but as we all know that didn’t happen. Instead they approved a series of undesirable actions and all these things are now creating a lot of irritation.”

At a migrant advocates’ conference last week in Mexico City, attendees cited some 170 anti-immigrant measures adopted by local and state governments in the United States. Many said the time had come to directly confront what is increasingly seen as a rising tide of xenophobia.

“Just the idea that our children will live in … humiliation is something we cannot allow,” said Alonso Flores, member of the Institute of Mexicans in the Exterior, an agency of the Mexican government that fosters ties with Mexicans living abroad.

His agency estimates that 1 million Mexicans will be deported in the coming year from the United States as a result of the new laws.

Calderon, in a speech to the conference, said a new media campaign would change the “distorted” perceptions Americans have about Mexican workers and build consciousness of the “many contributions they make for the society in which they work and live.”

Experts in Mexico say it’s too early to tell whether Calderon’s comments signal a change in how the Mexican government deals with American politics.

Find this article at:
http://www.ajc.com/metro/content/printedition/2007/11/18/mexico11181.html

November 17, 2007

OMIGAWD! This sounds like “hate-speech” to me, quick – somebody call Bill Nigut!

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From the NY Times and GALEO
Luis Padilla, 48, a banker who has lived in Miami since he arrived from Colombia 14 years ago, greeted the ascendance of Hispanic surnames enthusiastically.

“It shows we’re getting stronger,” Mr. Padilla said. “If there’s that many of us to outnumber the Anglo names, it’s a great thing.”

November 16, 2007

WHAT IS A “POPULIST”?

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WHAT IS A “POPULIST”?

Merriam Webster online:
populist

1pop·u·list
Function: noun
Etymology: Latin populus the people
Date: 1892

1: a member of a political party claiming to represent the common people; especially often capitalized : a member of a United States political party formed in 1891 primarily to represent agrarian interests and to advocate the free coinage of silver and government control of monopolies
2: a believer in the rights, wisdom, or virtues of the common people

Mexican President Felipe Calderón : We will spend Mexican money on ad campaign in U.S. to sell illegal immigration to Americans

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Telemundo / MSNBC

Meddling Mexican nuisance lashes out at U.S. candidates

Mexican President Felipe Calderón has forcefully inserted himself into the U.S. presidential campaign, denouncing the candidates for demonizing Mexican migrants and announcing that the government would finance a public relations campaign aimed at reversing Americans’ negative perceptions. [More Mexican meddling]

READ IT HERE

November 14, 2007

No license? Bring your rent reciept! COBB COUNTY POLICE CHIEF IN MUNDO HISPANICO

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from GALEO

Arrests can be avoided in Cobb: Interview with Cobb County Police ChiefFound in Mundo Hispanico
Written by Pilar Verdes
Posted on 2007-11-13

MundoHispánico
Atlanta
8-14 November, 2007

Arrests can be avoided in Cobb: Interview with Cobb County Police Chief

By Pilar Verdes
Pverdes@mundohispanico.com

Translated by GALEO on 11/13/07.

Given the rising number of arrests involving Hispanics driving without licenses in Cobb County, its authorities suggest a simple means of avoiding those.

In an interview with MundoHispánico, G. B. Hatfield Jr., the Police Chief for the county said that undocumented should always take along a receipt of their rent or mortgage payment.

“There is a perception that were you Latino and were you not to have a driver’s license, you will be arrested and deported. That is not true!”, emphasizes Hatfield Jr.

According to the Police Chief, when a person is driving without a license it is up to the arresting officer to arrest or not, and that is based upon whether the identity can be established and with that the guarantee that the person will be present in court to face the charges of which they are accused.

If a driver has no identification there is a high probability that they will be arrested.

During the last weeks, there has been an increase in the number of detentions for not having a driver’s license, and many of those are in the deportation process. This is due to an agreement with immigration authorities that allows the Sheriff’s Office, who administers the Cobb Detention Center, to begin those proceedings.

During the last two months police have set up 15 road blocks, which according to Dana Pierce, Department spokesperson, target drivers under the influence.

There is no information available of the number of detentions these September and October roadblocks generated because according to Sergeant Pierce, a record of detentions is not required.

Nevertheless, for those roadblocks for which there are records, none of those detained were under the influence. In a 28th of September roadblock most of the detentions were due to driving without a license.

The Department ratifies not knowing how many Hispanics have been detained during those roadblocks, the reason being that the computer system only allows for them to input the information under categories of “white” and “black”. Hispanics are being recorded as “white”, Hatfield commented, as he supported the actions as being a federal requirement in tracking the number of violations committed.

“We are not making Latinos a target”, the Officer reiterated, as he affirmed understanding the reasons that drive some Mexicans to come across the border.

“I saw certain areas in Mexico and do not blame those people for leaving those towns. But, there are laws that need to the observed”, remarked Hatfield Jr.

“When I go to Mexico on vacations I obey the laws”, he added.

He also adds being worried over how to improve the relations between his department and the Hispanic Community, especially now that there has been an increase in robberies against Latinos. Recently they created a special unit to eliminate the street holdups in the community. Hispanics constitute the majority of the victims of street holdups.

November 13, 2007

Illegal aliens have a better lobby than U.S. military veterans: My column in the Athens Banner Herald today

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The below guest column ran in the Athens Banner Herald today. I have added a few hyperlinks to educate the reader.

Origianl ABH version here.

Illegal aliens have a better lobby than U.S. military veterans

By D.A. King

“The character of a nation can be measured by the way that nation treats its veterans.” – Author unknown.

Another Veterans Day has come and gone, and the far-too-sparsely attended parades and ceremonies are over until next year. As a former Marine and someone who studies illegal immigration and the fact that the president of the United States has refused to secure American borders more than six years after the horror of 9/11, Veterans Day always brings to mind the puzzling system of priorities we have as a nation.

One example: Since 2003, the Veterans Administration has had a medical care eligibility means test for American military veterans. The American Journal of Public Health reported last month that more than one million vets have no insurance or access to VA medical care.

But, because of a federal mandate, American taxpayers – including veterans – routinely pay for no-cost medical care for people who reside in the United States illegally.

At age 55, like most vets my age I can clearly remember the promise of “free medical care for the rest of your life” from my government as a 17-year-old recruit.

As it has on the promise to secure American borders, the Bush administration has gone back on the promise to many vets.

On Jan. 17, 2003, the Veterans Administration changed its enrollment guidelines and began to ask detailed questions of the U.S. military veterans who apply for their promised medical benefits after that date. Questions like, “What was your income last year?”, “How many dependents do you have?” and “Is your need for treatment related to your past military service?”

Vets who earn more than about $34,000 a year without a military-related medical problem are put into “Category 8g” … and denied the promised free routine health care.

According to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, emergency medical care for those formerly in the service of their nation in Category 8g is granted “on a humanitarian emergency basis and (they) are charged the applicable tortuously liable billing rate for services provided.”

The illegal aliens who are demanding immunity from the equal application of American border, immigration and employment laws have no problem qualifying for free medical treatment.

No means test, no questions asked. No bills.

In 1986, the year the federal government rewarded about three million illegal aliens with a “one-time” amnesty, it also passed into law the Emergency Medical Treatment and Active Labor Act, which guarantees no-cost medical treatment in American emergency rooms to anyone, regardless of ability to pay or immigration status. Or both.

The fact that the 1986 amnesty was a miserable failure at its promised goal – stopping illegal immigration and illegal employment – is undeniable. EMTALA, however, is enforced and works quite well. Millions of illegal aliens receive taxpayer-funded health care – emergency or not – in America’s emergency rooms at the lowest possible charge: Zero.

There are about 25 million living vets in today’s America. Most who study illegal immigration understand that we have at least the same number of illegal aliens, notwithstanding the ridiculous estimates from the federal government.

As someone who has thought a lot about the “why” in this sad but true conflict in priorities, the answer is shamefully clear.

The illegal aliens and their employers have a far more well-funded and effective lobby in Congress than the American veterans.

We should all be asking a lot of questions here. This cannot be who we are as a nation. Can it?

• D.A. King is a former U.S. Marine and president of the Dustin Inman Society, a Marietta-based nonprofit coalition dedicated to educating the public on the consequences of illegal immigration. In 2004, he applied for VA medical benefits and was assigned to Category 8g.

Published in the Athens Banner-Herald on 111307

VIDEO…Georgia Sheriff uses authority to enforce immigration laws: Parents of Dustin Inman speak out

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VIDEO!

In July, Neil Warren, the Sheriff of Cobb County, Georgia began using his authority to assist ICE to enforce American immigration laws. The results have been easy to see…enforcement works!

Doing so has accomplished several things: Illegals are being deported from Cobb County. Illegals are being told “don’t drive in Cobb County” – by the local illegal alien lobby. The many who make their living from the illegals and promoting continued illegal immigration are not happy campers, because illegals are moving out of Cobb County.

Families that have had loved ones killed by illegal aliens are finally getting some of the attention that has until now been saved for the “victimized” illegal aliens.

Please watch the video and see Billy and Kathy Inman and Ken Shackleford on what it is like to lose loved ones to our intentionally unsecured borders.

Here is a four minute video from WSB TV, an Atlanta station, on the human costs of illegal immigration and what one brave Georgia sheriff is doing to protect Americans in his county.

Sheriff Neil Warren is an American hero and we are very grateful to him for taking advantage of the 11 year old federal tool, 287 g, to make our county very inhospitable to illegal aliens.

Bonus…Jerry Gonzlaez – head of the Jane Fonda funded local open borders lobby – is on the end of this video whining about the illegals actually meeting American law enforcement.

We are proving something very elementary: ENFORCEMENT WORKS!

PLEASE pass this on! WATCH the 4 min VIDEO HERE.

Billy Inman’s Website Legal American Folks here

November 11, 2007

Enforcement works # eight gazillion

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From today’s AJC on Cobb County, Georgia’s use of 287 g training to expand existing authority to enforce immihgration laws.

( Hint: Illegal aliens are leaving Cobb)

IMMIGRATION ENFORCEMENT: HARD REALITIES OF DEPORTATION
Crackdown in Cobb: Jail is holding more inmates longer as the Sheriff’s Office sets a state precedent in checking whether suspects are in the U.S. illegally.

By Mary Lou Pickel
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Published on: 11/11/07

Somewhere between the bonding window and the visitation desk at Cobb County’s jail, the gravity of the situation hit Patricia Trujillo.

She had paid her husband’s bond on charges of driving without a license and speeding.

Then a clerk handed her a yellow Post-it with a number for immigration enforcement.

Her husband faced possible deportation for overstaying his visa.

As the prospect sunk in, Trujillo’s face distorted into a square-mouthed grimace of despair, the tears shooting from her eyes, dripping onto her black leather jacket.

Cobb’s Hispanic population is learning the hard reality of heightened immigration enforcement at the Cobb County Adult Detention Center.

The new deportation program means more families wait at the jail to learn if a loved one will be released.

It means families don’t know whether to pay bond on local charges if there is the chance a relative will be held anyway until the federal government deports him. Visits at the jail have been limited to one per week because of the volume of inmates, for an array of reasons.

On top of that, immigrant advocates say some inmates are held longer than permissible while the sheriff’s staff decides whether to press immigration charges. They say Cobb County is targeting Latino immigrants in traffic stops.

But the new program appears to have repercussions for the jail as well.

Although Sheriff Neil Warren said the program isn’t causing crowding, more inmates are held longer at an already crowded facility.

Three lawsuits were filed alleging prisoners were held longer than allowed. All were dismissed because prisoners were released on their own recognizance to face an immigration judge later.

“I think they got so many people, they don’t know exactly what they’re doing,” said Chris Taylor, a partner with Hernan Taylor & Lee, the law firm that sued.

During one week in October, 477 people sat in jail facing possible deportation.

Of the 477, 326 were waiting for local charges to be satisfied first, either by paying bond or serving time, and 151 were ready to be picked up by Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

The jail has a total population of about 2,800, about 200 more than in May. Annually it books 40,000 inmates.

Warren acknowledges the jail is crowded.

“Is it because of just immigration? No. It’s because of the drugs and crime in our community,” he said.

But Cobb has asked ICE to assign a federal officer to the jail seven days a week instead of five. At the same time, the sheriff has asked ICE to certify the facility as one that can hold prisoners for extended periods until ICE can pick them up.

Cobb is the only jail in Georgia to sign an agreement with the federal government to help enforce immigration laws as people are booked into jail. The Georgia Department of Public Safety, the Department of Driver’s Services and a few GBI agents have taken federal training to enforce immigration laws.

Doranely Lopez, 22, learned about the jail’s stricter visitation rules last week. Her husband, who has been in jail for three weeks on charges of driving without a license and running a light, faces deportation to Mexico. Lopez paid her husband’s bond of $760 last month, but she didn’t see him because she says she did not have the right ID to enter the jail.

“I just wanted to see him one last time,” Lopez said. She returned this week to try again, bringing her 3-year-old son, who is a U.S. citizen.

Jerry Gonzalez, an activist for immigrants’ rights, said Warren is causing more problems than he is solving.

“They’re inundating immigration with minor traffic violations instead of focusing on people who commit major crimes,” said Gonzalez, executive director of the Georgia Association of Latino Elected Officials

Read the rest HERE, while the link lasts.

We get mail from Scott M. Day in Boston: Scott has trouble comprehending the reality of the law

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Contact

The following person contacted us at TheDustinInmanSociety.org on November 11, 2007:

Name:
Scott M. Day

Address:
187 Worcester Street (can you say that?)
Boston, MA 02118

Phone number:
617.123.1234

Email address:
boston_fun2004@yahoo.com
“Scott Day”

Comments:

So, when do you assume it is okay to close the borders? ( note from D.A. to Scott : it is secure the borders) Was it after my German relatives came here, or after my Irish relatives came here. Are you yourself touting that you are a native American, or do you propose we keep them on the reservation? I am perplexed and disgusted by your stance on immigration, I just do not understand your beef with these people, like our ancesotrs (unless again you are an INDIAN) looking for a better life.

Ah well, a wise man once said to me “don’t get in a ‘pissing’ contest with a skunk..” God bless, and god speed trying to justify your okymoron.

-S. Day
Boston, Massachusetts
Cornerstone of the Democracy

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November 11, 2007

Dear Scott Day:

Thank you for contacting The Dustin Inman Society through our website, www.TheDustinInmanSociety.org.

Please note that we may not always be able to respond in a timely manner to every email that we receive.

Thank you for your comments and thank you for your support.

Sincerely,

D.A. King
The Dustin Inman Society
www.TheDustinInmanSociety.org.

November 10, 2007

Today is the Marine Corps birthday

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Today is the Marine Corps birthday

HAPPY BIRTHDAY MARINES!

Here I will take the opportunity to remind all concerned that Americans have died protecting the United States of America for centuries.

They did not fight or die for open borders.

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