Posts tagged ‘Amnesty’

March 3, 2015

House Funds DHS, 75 Republicans Cave on Amnesty

by lewwaters

Dem, Boehner Caves

CNN reporting: House clears DHS bill for Obama

By a vote of 257-167, the House approved funding for the Department of Homeland Security that left Obama’s amnesty executive actions in place for illegal aliens.

Herrera Beutler voted Nay.

January 29, 2013

Repeating the Mistake of 1986

by lewwaters

“Obama said the [immigration] overhaul must provide a ‘pathway to citizenship’ for the more than 11 million undocumented immigrants in the U.S., and that if Congress does not act ‘in a timely fashion’ he will propose a bill ‘and insist that they vote on it right away’.” CNN Report, January 29, 2013

Illegal Immigrant 1Apparently feeling he is more of a King now than a public servant, Barack Obama is not directing what Congress ‘must’ do and at his ‘insistence.’ In this case, he is demanding a repeat of the failed effort to curtail illegal immigration tried back in 1986.

Rewarding illegal activity not only does not work, it actually draws more illegal activity, evidenced by the words spoken by New York Democratic Representative Charles Schumer from a June 1989 New York Times article 1986 AMNESTY LAW IS SEEN AS FAILING TO SLOW ALIEN TIDE.

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June 16, 2012

If It Isn’t “Amnesty, Immunity Or A Path To Citizenship,” What Is It?

by lewwaters

June 15, 2012, not exactly a “day that will live in infamy,” but an ignominious day just the same as Barack Obama, apparently believing he is a King or Dictator and not an elected temporary leader, took upon himself to completely ignore the will of the American people and Congress by declaring certain illegal aliens under the age of 30 will no longer be deported.

That citizens have been opposed and congress has voted against such moves towards amnesty have been completely ignored as Obama stated,

“This is not amnesty. This is not immunity. This is not a path to citizenship. It’s not a permanent fix.”

It isn’t a “fix” at all and contrary to what he says, it is indeed amnesty and immunity. What else could it be but amnesty and immunity?

Democrats pulled this nonsense back in 1986 when Republican Ronald Reagan was president, blaming the failure on him and not accepting any responsibility themselves, even though they wrote it and passed it as Democrats held majorities in both the House and Senate.

Expected to lessen illegal immigration, it had the opposite effect as now others saw that our laws mean nothing and there would be no enforcement and eventually, if they waited it out, they too would be declared immune to our laws.

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July 3, 2010

Gregoire Ignores High Unemployment While Promoting Illegal Aliens

by lewwaters

In yet another stunning example of the failure of the Gregoire regime in Washington State, we now read from the Seattle PI, Gregoire: Congress must address immigration reform.

It is well known that calls for “immigration reform” are little more than calls to extend some sort of amnesty to the millions of people who chose to violate the sanctity of our borders and ignore our laws by sneaking into the country by any means they can. Hence, the use of the often ignored, “ILLEGAL” Democrats and advocates removed as they speak of “Immigrants” or “Aliens.”

Gregoire, in what she dubs the “Feeding Washington tour,” stopped over in the Walla Walla and Yakima agricultural areas where she remarked,

“I’ve seen the need of our farmers. People don’t understand that farm work is not just for anybody. It takes skill, it takes training. For the good of our state, for the good of agriculture, I want to see Congress tackle immigration reform.”

Apparently, some farms in the region are feeling a pinch due to a crackdown by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement on illegal aliens, one claiming they had to import “workers from Jamaica since then under a federal guest worker program.”

Of course, this is where we are usually told that this is work “Americans won’t do,” which in part is true, since tax dollars pay unemployed able-bodied people more to not perform such work. But, does it have to be that way? With high unemployment throughout the state and rambunctious teens out of school for the summer, labor must be imported?

If we have gotten this lazy, isn’t it about time to correct that?

Dan Fazio, labor specialist for the Washington state Farm Bureau says, “The guest worker program is expensive and the paperwork required is extensive, deterring many farmers from using it.”

So, we prefer they instead use people who entered the country illegally and now must work in the shadows and often for substandard wages in harsh conditions? Is that not justifying a secondary slave class, the very thing Democrats claim they oppose?

And, what if they were to receive amnesty? Would that not also be “expensive?”

Fazio adds,

“The agriculture industry has three choices, automate harvests to reduce the need for labor, push for a functional program to bring in workers from another country and offer citizenship after several years, or move labor-intensive farming out of the U.S. Americans need to decide if they want to produce fresh fruits and vegetables in the United States. And we can’t do it here unless we automate it or find a stable work force.”

Isn’t that attitude expressed the very elitism the left claims of those us on the right? Is that not claiming Americans are too good actually get their hands dirty and must use labor from other countries?

And again, with the rising unemployment, many falling off of the unemployment roles and summer breaks for teens and young adults, it seems to me that there is a ready work force sitting idle and being taught they don’t have to work.

And, why is our governor pushing such an elitist position instead of doing what is needed to put Washingtonians back to work?

It makes no sense to me to continue to pay people not to work while crying we have no workers and must import workers from other countries.

This is why I support candidates like David Castillo that believe we must use our own resources before relying on others.

We are told we are a “nation of immigrants.” While our ancestors did immigrate from other countries, they did so in accordance with the law and not all were immediately allowed in, some not at all.

We do not need “immigration reform,” we need “immigration enforcement.”

Once we have our own unemployment numbers drastically reduced, then we could consider a “guest worker program.” But, not until.

Governor Gregoire continues to show she does not place the best interests of Washington Citizens first as she advocates for lawbreakers. Pushing for such an amnesty for ILLEGAL Aliens while voting, taxpaying citizens sit idle and run out of unemployment benefits is irresponsible and contrary to the well-being of Washington Citizens.

We need to elect responsible representatives this November and begin breaking the stranglehold the elitist Democrats have over us all.

David Castillo, for the United States House of Representatives, Ann Rivers for the 18th Legislative District, Brian Peck and Paul Harris for the 2 seats in the 17th Legislative District, Craig Riley and Bill Cismar to replace the two tax happy Democrats currently occupying the seats in the 49th Legislative District are a good start.

We must get our borders and out of control illegal immigration under control if we are to ever come out of this severe recession we are in.

Governor Gregoire should either resign or be recalled. Democrats must lose control of the legislature.

They have been a disaster for Washington State!

June 20, 2010

Obama Holding Border Hostage Over Politics

by lewwaters

Unbelievable, Arizona Senator Jon Kyl told constituents at a town hall that Barack Obama, in a private meeting with him, refuses to seal the Arizona border. Kyl quotes Obama saying, “The problem is, . . . if we secure the border, then you all won’t have any reason to support ‘comprehensive immigration reform.’” Sen. Kyl continued, “In other words, they’re holding it hostage. They don’t want to secure the border unless and until it is combined with ‘comprehensive immigration reform.’”

Once again, the agenda is more important than the safety and security of American Citizens

H/T RedState

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.

May 30, 2009

Advocates For ILLEGAL Aliens Upset With Commissioner Mielke

by lewwaters

Finally, a Clark County Commissioner steps up and addresses a hard issue that has been hovering over us all, taxpayer paid service for ILLEGAL immigrants.

At a May 27, 2009 Joint Board of Health – Public Health Advisory Council Meeting, newly elected Commissioner Tom Mielke called into question the cost of providing non-emergency services to those in the country ILLEGALLY. Mielke said,

If we don’t have those Social Security numbers, I would like to know who those individuals are who we are serving that are here illegally, and why we serve them and help them in their health.”

The point about using Social Security Numbers is a bit squeaky, but he made an honest effort to begin a dialogue on just what the costs are in providing non-emergency services to those here ILLEGALLY.

Both of the other two commissioners, Marc Boldt and Steve Stuart disagree with Mielke and say they would not support such a move. Stuart prefers to not even discuss is unless,

he saw evidence that illegal immigrants create a ‘huge problem’ for the county budget.”

Perhaps Commissioner Stuart is unaware that Clark County may be facing an $18 Million budget deficit before the end of this budget cycle.

Stuart being a Democrat, I imagine he sees no problem in budget deficits, as he would just raise taxes somewhere.

Marc Boldt attempted to take a middle of the road position by saying,

I think we should be concerned about it, but it’s an issue that I think should be handled at our borders. It’s not an issue that I think even can be resolved here. …If the federal boys and girls don’t have enough guts to decide the question, please don’t ask us local folks to do it.”

But commissioner, it is our local taxes paying for this non-emergency healthcare. It is Clark County facing the possibility of an $18,000,000 budget deficit that would have to be made up by Clark County Citizens, who are already facing hardships from State and Federal increases.

This is not a fence straddling matter.

Not unsurprisingly, little time passed before advocates for ILLEGAL immigrants began calling Tom Mielke a “racist” because he opposes services to those in our country ILLEGALLY. Although Tom mentioned no specific race or nationality, advocates for Latino ILLEGAL immigrants began their mournful wail of ‘racism, racism’ wherever it would be heard.

Vancouver resident in the League of United Latin American Citizens, Maria Rodriguez-Salazar immediately contacted media to complain that Commissioner Mielke’s words were

implicitly racist and threaten to provoke violence against Latinos.”

I guess any time we aren’t ready to bend down and kiss ILLEGAL immigrants butts we are threatening violence now, it seems.

Somehow, though, I bet she sees no racism or bigotry in words spoken by current nominee for the Supreme Court Sonia Sotomayer when she said,

I would hope that a wise Latina woman with the richness of her experiences would more often than not reach a better conclusion than a white male who hasn’t lived that life.”

Of course, the fact that Sotomayor is the daughter of Puerto Rican immigrants would have no bearing on any decision denying racism in that comment, right?

Eulalia Soto-Esquivel, a Vancouver attorney who boasts of coming to America ILLEGALLY, but gained “legal status” under the 1987 Amnesty Program, that was supposed to end our ILLEGAL immigration problem, said,

We are part of this community. During school, I received financial aid because I needed it. Now I am a business owner. I am giving back.”

As an attorney in immigration and family law, I am left to ponder just who and what is she “giving back.”

What both ILLEGAL advocates miss, or intentionally ignore, is that we Americans welcome immigrants into our country, provided the follow the law and come LEGALLY. Many of us descended from immigrants who came through Ellis Island at one time. But they came in LEGALLY and not all were accepted, either.

What I see here is just one more example of playing the ‘race card’ to further your agenda, something the leftists in our country are notorious for. We must begin standing up to these fabricated charges of “racism” every time we disagree with a minority or question their position on matters of grave concern.

We are not racists to expect our laws be upheld!

Encouraging people from any country to sneak across our borders invites disease, higher unemployment and allows those sneaking in to become a secondary slave class, being taken advantage of by unscrupulous business owners who do not want to pay minimum wage to LEGAL workers.

If they come in LEGALLY, they are welcomed and provided the protection of law by being out in the open.

I really have to question an attorney, an ‘officer of the court,’ who would advocate laws on the books be ignored and disobeyed.

Mielke is right, we must take steps to curtail the expense of ILLEGAL immigrants on our community. Marni Storey, the county’s public health services manager may say, “the county’s ‘fairly insignificant’ population of illegal immigrants is too small to account for the programs unprofitability,” but it’s obvious she doesn’t shop at Ross, Winco or Fred Meyers if she believes the ILLEGAL population is “fairly insignificant.”

In closing allow me to say to those advocates for ILLEGAL immigration, when you come in to blast me as a ‘racist’ too, just be aware that I am married to a lovely Hispanic lady who has two beautiful Hispanic daughters that I love as my own and I am sponsoring a LEGAL immigrant for citizenship.

So take your charge of ‘racism’ and put it where the sun don’t shine! It won’t wash here.