Archive for January 10th, 2010

January 10, 2010

Mexican Ambassador Sees Little Chance Of Immigration Reform, E-Verify Filed For Washington State

by lewwaters

In a report from Milwaukee, Wisconsin’s Fox6 NOW.com, we read that the Mexican Ambassador to the United States “expects immigration reform is unlikely to pass in that country in 2010 because of unemployment and midterm elections.”

The report continues, “Mexico will continue its quiet, ‘under the radar’ lobbying for a reform that would benefit the estimated 11.8 million Mexicans living in the United States. A large percentage are undocumented.”

Doesn’t the Ambassador mean “ILLEGAL?” Here in violation of our immigration laws?

I am left wondering why a country so rich in natural resources as Mexico is, expects the United States to care for their people in the United States ILLEGALLY instead of the Mexican government lobbying their own wealthy and their own government to better care for their people.

With America now trillions of dollars in debt to China, Saudi Arabia and other nations, unemployment at near Depression Era levels, deep in an economic slump with no end in sight and fighting off terrorism with little or no help, is it really the United State’s responsibility to care for people who violate our laws and take from our society more than they contribute?

The Democrat controlled Congress under Bill Clinton push through NAFTA, the North American Free Trade Agreement, to help curb Illegal Immigration?

In 1986, President Ronald Reagan signed the Simpson-Mazzoli Act into law. It was a bi-partisan bill that “made it illegal to knowingly hire or recruit illegal immigrants (immigrants who do not possess lawful work authorization), required employers to attest to their employees’ immigration status, and granted amnesty to certain illegal immigrants who entered the United States before January 1, 1982 and had resided there continuously and granted a path towards legalization to certain agricultural seasonal workers and immigrants who had been continuously and illegally present in the United States since January 1, 1982.”

Neither act curbed ILLEGAL immigration and in fact, the numbers of lawbreakers crossing our borders ILLEGALLY has grown, not lessened.

The Ambassador goes on to claim that efforts at a similar approach to automatically legalize ILLEGAL immigrants “cannot be the solution because the radical conservative wing in the United States would immediately mobilize to torpedo it.”

Excuse me, Ambassador, but past efforts along those lines did nothing to help curb ILLEGAL immigration and left us with millions of new citizens loyal to Mexico, not the United States.

The Ambassador also neglects to mention that radical leftists and sympathizers of ILLEGAL immigrants have torpedoed nearly every effort put forth by those so-called “radical conservatives”.

Past efforts to help curb such lawbreakers obtaining benefits and taking jobs from citizens in Washington State have been met with angry outbursts and stiff opposition by activists and unscrupulous business owners who don’t mind casting American citizens aside for cheap labor and even sub-standard work, all to raise their profits.

Friday, January 8, 2010 saw another effort launched by RespectWashington.us as the group filed for a citizen initiative to be placed on the ballot that “will require E-verify enrollment by every public and private employer in Washington State.”

E-Verify is the no-fee, web-based employment eligibility verification tool hosted by the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services that will curb “stolen Social Security Numbers and ID theft being a ticket to employment and drivers licenses inside Washington State” and would also “require state and local governments to verify eligibility for public benefits and drivers licenses with the Systematic Alien Verification for Entitlements reference system.”

It would do nothing to “restrict emergency medical, food or shelter assistance regardless of legal status.”

The director of overseas citizen protection services for Mexico’s Foreign Relations Department, Daniel Hernandez Joseph says, “anti-immigration rhetoric has permeated in (U.S.) society and anti-immigration groups in the United States currently feel empowered.”

No Mr. Joseph, perhaps the real question should be why all of the leftists who cry about “nation building” feel it is up to the United States of America to properly care for ILLEGAL immigrants who are encouraged by their government to come here instead of their government taking steps, utilizing their abundance of natural resources and perhaps begin redistributing the wealth of their citizens to help their people, instead of expecting our over-burdened society to take on more.

Doesn’t it seem odd that those on the left who currently feel citizens of Iraq and Afghanistan should be left to their own troubles, expect our own over-taxed society to continue to “bail-out” Mexico, while the wealthy Mexican class laughs and enjoys their wealth?

Mr. Joseph also claims “estimates of 396 people assumed to be Mexican citizens died trying to cross into the United States last year, up from 340 in 2008.”

Perhaps they would still be alive if the Mexican Government were doing what they seem to be demanding American society to do for their citizens.

Soon you should expect to see signature gatherers around Clark County collecting signatures for the petitions to place this measure on the ballot.

We that support enforcement of our Immigration Laws do not do so out of cold-heartedness. We welcome with open arms immigrants from any country that follows our immigration laws and comes in legally. What we expect of the Mexican government is to end their corrupt reign and do for their people as they expect us to do.

January 10, 2010

Look At All The Liberals

by lewwaters

It is said that Liberalism is a mental disorder. It is also well known that the Liberal mind functions primarily on emotion, pushing even simple logic aside. To the Liberal, symbolism counts for much more than substance.

They talk about giving to the poor, but most sit back and expect others, either government or conservatives, to do the actual giving.

They cry about the tax burden being spread about fairer, meaning stick it to the rich and leave their wages alone.

They complain any comment against one of their number who might be of a minority is racism and unforgivable, but their own comments against anyone of a minority group is excused.

Nowhere is this better seen than in our first Black President, Barack Hussein Obama and recent revelations that staunch supporter and liberal, Senator Harry Reid (D. NV) and Senate Majority Leader and comments he made during the 2008 campaign against Obama.

Reid is quoted as saying that he “believed that the country was ready to embrace a black presidential candidate, especially one such as Obama — a ‘light-skinned’ African American ‘with no Negro dialect, unless he wanted to have one.’ ”

How reminiscent of current Vice President, Joe Biden’s remarks of, “I mean, you got the first mainstream African-American who is articulate and bright and clean and a nice-looking guy.”

Reid apologized, Biden explained and all was forgiven.

How different than it was in 2002 when Republican Trent Lott, then Senate Majority Leader said of former segregationist Strom Thurmond on his 100th Birthday, “I want to say this about my state. When Strom Thurmond ran for president, we voted for him. We’re proud of it. And if the rest of the country had followed our lead, we wouldn’t have had all these problems over all these years either.”

Of course since at the time Thurmond ran for President he was a still a segregationist, the comment was twisted to a racial comment when in reality, race was not what Lott was talking about at all.

Unlike Reid’s “apology” and Biden’s “explanation,” nothing Lott could say was good enough. Liberal Democrats were inconsolable. Then state Senator Barack Obama said, “It seems to be that we can forgive a 100-year-old senator for some of the indiscretion of his youth, but, what is more difficult to forgive is the current president of the U.S. Senate (Lott) suggesting we had been better off if we had followed a segregationist path in this country after all of the battles and fights for civil rights and all the work that we still have to do,” adding, “The Republican Party itself has to drive out Trent Lott. If they have to stand for something, they have to stand up and say this is not the person we want representing our party.”

Former VP Al Gore: “It is not a small thing for one of the half-dozen most prominent political leaders in America to say that our problems are caused by integration and that we should have had a segregationist candidate. That is divisive, and it is divisive along racial lines. Sen. Lott should apologize; failing that, the Senate should seriously entertain a motion of censure for his having made such a racist statement.”

Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D – CA): “He can apologize all he wants. It doesn’t remove the sentiment that escaped his mouth that day.”

Rep. Elijah Cummings (D – MD): “I have not seen the apology, but I can tell you I’m very concerned and very upset that anybody that would issue such a statement would be in the leadership of this nation or the Senate. And so we’re still trying to resolve exactly what action we will take, but guarantee, action will be taken.”

Rep. Maxine Waters (D – CA): “I consider this as a Democratic Party issue, and the party should take into consideration what message this and other kinds of statements are sending to the African American community.”

Rep. Diane Watson (D – CA): “I’m very, very troubled at the attitude expressed in his remarks, considering that he is fourth in line for the presidency. I think he needs to step down and I’m going to do all I can to see that that occurs.”

None are making similar comments about current Senate President, Harry Reid (D. NV) and his gaffe on Barack Obama’s ethnicity.

One is also left pondering just where was their outrage over such a “racist” remark when West Virginia Senator, Robert C. Byrd, who not only was also a segregationist but a Grand Kleagle in the Ku Klux Klan and who launched the filibuster trying to derail the 1964 Civil Rights act, received Connecticut Senator Chris Dodd words of, “’I do not think it is an exaggeration at all to say to my friend from West Virginia that he would have been a great senator at any moment. He would have been right at the founding of this country. He would have been in the leadership crafting this Constitution. He would have been right during the great conflict of Civil War in this nation. He would have been right at the great moments of international threat we faced in the 20th century,” some months later?

Hypocrisy, thy name is Liberal Democrat!