WOMEN’S ISSUE NOW SLOTTED FOR IMMIGRATION REFORM
While House Republicans have been adamant that immigration reform is all but dead this year, a coalition of women’s groups is hoping to revive the issue, wrapping it into the “war on women” offensive. Commingling of issues never serves to assist anyone with any matter.
Far be it from me or us in this case, The Contemplative Thinker believes who in their right mind could possibly dream up another barrier to entry. We remain adamant that the issue given immigration reform is altogether a misnomer. Who seriously believes that anything will be done to accentuate the ideas of reform? In fact it is a simple oxymoron to infer immigration reform has anything to do with reform whatsoever. (Reform keywords: improve, amend, correcting faults, unacceptable habits, reorganization, and improvement.)
Every person in this country needs to be on the same page – illegal immigrants included – insofar as to what is reality based, or what can be done, and the wishes and desires of everyone rendering an opinion. Seriously this “reform” matter is looking like a “Hopewell To-Do List.” You name it and it is on it from citizenship, to pathways to citizenship, deferred action for childhood arrivals, states now voting on what entitlements will automatically be received as well as arguing for a higher minimum wage. Simple words of advice…Keep it simple…or else.
What is at the rudimentary level with immigration “reform” is a kaput system that has laws, policies, and procedures. However, pursuant to the leadership of this country since 1986 we believe it has been a Presidential oversight which is our way of saying that the Commander-in-Chief’s Obama, Bush the younger, Clinton, Bush the Elder, as well as President Ronald Reagan or for the past 28 years have intentionally disregarded the rule of law. Envision our country whilst allowing illegal immigration versus a horribly out of date Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS) operate.
Arguing that women and children bear the brunt of the burden from a broken system, and that women will be decisive in the 2014 and 2016 elections, organizers said that Republicans should reconsider their approach to immigration reform. Or this sounds like a threat to me. Moreover, let us string the words — women and children bear the brunt of burden of the broken system; however, and let us be reasonable here — are women just victims according to Pramila Jayapal, or would it be more believable to take some attribution.
“Unless we actually have action from House leadership, from Speaker Boehner, to move a bill forward so that the majority of his members in his House can actually vote to move this bill forward, we will continue to push and push and make sure that women voters in November understand who has blocked immigration reform,” Pramila Jayapal, chair of We Belong Together, which advocates for immigration reform, said Wednesday.
This is precisely saying if the Republicans do not fare well especially in 2016 Ms. Jayapal definitely wants to exacerbate the problem by alleging it was women who caused the raucous and not the Hispanics who feel as though they had something to do with the electoral process in 2012.
Jayapal said that the timeline for reform cannot be dictated by a small group of people, and that the lack of GOP action will have a political cost for the party as it tries rebranding its image and appealing to a more diverse pool of voters. Ah yes…when in doubt…what we need is diversity!
“If the Republican leadership really looks at the cost of not moving immigration reform forward…the cost for their leadership in Congress, they will start to understand that the lack of action is continuing to play into a frame that already exists,” she said.
Ms. Jayapal has really done most of us, as well as the House a good deal. Frustratingly she seems to have identified all of the buzz words the same as every other advocacy group out there, such as the National Council of The Race, the Gang of Eight led Senate, and several other special interest groups. Yet the one thing out of all those words that is missing…(1) What is the problem? and (2) What does the We Belong Together organization suggest that the House, Senate, or American people should do to rectify the fallen system.
PRESIDENT OBAMA’S “POLICY INITIATIVES” ARE A FAILURE…
Just as our title implies, it will be years perhaps even decades before the chaotic menagerie of Obama’s sometimes held close to the breast pocket, without very many people in Washington D.C, or clearly elsewhere having even the slightest bit of knowledge of what this man has been capable of doing.
Far be it from me, who says that everything done on domestic improvements within the Nation should as a matter of due-diligence be directed toward the American people if, for nothing else, the very feedback the president’s advisors, policy experts, and need based function people (perhaps even unknown) can render their reasons for public policy enhancements or how about “shovel ready jobs.”
I will admittedly agree that if as in the 1970s one was being charged $95.00 per toilet seat when the real cost was $1.50 and so forth with nails, and just about every government contract, without proper checking either through one’s “people” or making sure the matters are well in control. There can be only a few words that can simply identify that incompetence, and corruption is the first that comes to mind.
I also openly admit that through The Heritage Foundation and their distinguished blog, The Foundry, information is now being released. As for me I am not sure if this man and those he surrounds himself with are really as stupid as they have proven they are, it just seems to me that imagine that you are the President. And you have worked for months coming up with the name which was The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act that he knew well in advance he would be needing the funds. I am only able to cover a portion of these findings, however, I will post another page if you care to see what this person has done.
As a follow up to the Green Graveyard overview, this post provides additional information concerning the funding for each of the now-bankrupt green energy companies. In one of the most extensive compilations to date, Heritage has identified 19 bankrupt green energy companies that were unable to succeed even with the government’s promise to provide generous financial assistance totaling a whopping $2.6 billion.
1. Abound Solar: George W. Bush’s Administration first offered this Colorado-based company federal assistance in 2007 to the tune of $3 million as well as a $400 million loan guarantee. Before announcing bankruptcy in June 2012, Abound was promised an additional $374.6 million from the Obama Administration. The company was also offered $12.6 million in federal tax credits. During its short-lived heyday, Abound received the distinction of ranking 17th out of “100 Recovery Act Projects That Are Changing America.”
Government’s Bad Bet: $ 790.3 million
2. Solyndra: Despite the fact that Vice President Joe Biden once hailed this now-infamous company and its $535 million loan guarantee as an “unprecedented investment this Administration is making in renewable energy and exactly what the Recovery Act is all about,” Solyndra succumbed to Chapter 11 status in September 2011. That’s two short years after being offered federal financial assistance. Despite supportive statements and visits from top Obama Administration officials, Solyndra was unable to avoid its fate in the Green Graveyard.
Government’s Bad Bet: $570 million (includes federal loans and state tax breaks not listed)
3. A123 Systems: Having been showered with visits from a host of elected and government officials during the Obama Administration (then-Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), Energy Secretary Steven Chu, and Representative Ed Markey (D-MA), to name only a few), government funding for A123 actually began in 2001 during the Bush Administration. The company declared bankruptcy in October 2012, a little over one year from the date that President Obama offered this encouraging remark: “There is A123, a clean energy manufacturer in Michigan that just hired its 1000th worker as demand has soared for its vehicle components. Companies like these are taking root and putting people to work in every corner of the country.” And this isn’t the only form of praise A123 received. Secretary Chu called A123 “a great example of how we are working with industries to create jobs, strengthen our manufacturing industry, and help our auto companies compete in the global market.” In fact, A123 is also still listed as a “Hall of Fame” company on the Small Business Innovation Research website.
Now how can these alleged experts, advisors, and policy analyst be making the unabashed biggest mistakes in the totality of their professional careers. Again if you were president – wouldn’t you at least find out who the best most accountable accountant there was to hire. No kidding here gang, I sit and read reports of the staff at Heritage Foundation, it is simply amazing how often one of their scholars get it ALL right.
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WHAT IS STIFLING THE AMNESTY DREAM..?
Here, plain as a sunny day, a real “I can see for miles and miles” kind of day it has become a favorite past time of mine to show an example of what true multimedia publishing and reporting is – and I will again try to make the article a true fair and balanced assessment pursuant to what really is going on with regards to immigration “reform” in the U.S.A.
Furthermore, since this little article where I have used his source citations and examples, I will email this response to irresponsible reporting to Mr. Nakamura who I believe is some type of reporter for the Washington Post.
“Thirteen years ago, President George W. Bush welcomed Vicente Fox of Mexico to Washington to lay the groundwork for an overhaul of U.S. immigration laws — sensing that fellow Republicans were finally ready to go along with a new legalization effort. The push included a rare address to Congress on Sept. 6, 2001, when Fox declared that immigrants “invariably enrich the cultural life of the land that receives them.”
After reading the full context of President Vicente Fox’s rare address to Congress, it is odd if not outright embellishing the true favor of the nation. It seems rather ridiculous to say that there will be an overhaul predicated upon “sensing” that fellow Republicans were finally ready to go along with a new legalization effort and that according to Mr. David Nakamura.
“For more than a quarter century, it has never been the right time for immigration reform. And the biggest stumbling block always seems to be concerns, primarily among conservatives, that border
controls are not tough enough and must be strengthened further before anything else can be done.
Yes and indeed quite accurate and true. Anyone, or in the larger context, any nation can proceed with stifling immigration reforms. However, the arguments that are presented warrant scrutiny. The first argument concerns the never ending drama of lying and corruption, or just plain mismanagement and improper allocation of resources.
The second argument simply illustrates how unfair and imbalanced those who seek “reform” are by wanting to jump logistical steps in seeing to it that said reform is accomplished. In other words, why should anyone in the USA trust or give more, knowingly, predicated upon past performances that simply show that the two definitions of reform are on opposite sides of the street.
Furthermore, let us not be manipulated by the ever increasing author of the original Washington Post article. In all true reality, the majority of those who are seeking reforms are actually illegal immigrants that already live in the U.S.A. looking to get more from an already over-spending government.
“But the situation is largely out of Obama’s hands, and the latest impasse has frustrated longtime advocates.” First the situation is not out of Obama’s hands. Earlier in the article it was alleged that Obama launched his immigration plans one year ago. Nothing could possibly be further than the truth. Obama easily started six years ago, yet matters that he felt were more important – ObamaCare, Welfare reform, the authorization of more food stamps and other entitlements, Fast and Furious, and any one of the five major scandals that are still open and unsolved at the time of this writing.
Why does the writer make such statements? Are the longtime advocates dismayed for some reason? Does the situation exist whereby someone has not been open and realistic with them? Or it can be and almost is always the case that the primary work is not finished or the incumbent government has not completed what they say they would have done.
It is a debate that has raged since President Ronald Reagan signed the last major overhaul of immigration laws in 1986, a bipartisan achievement hailed as a solution to the crisis of 5 million immigrants living in the country illegally. The Immigration Reform and Control Act put 2.7 million people on the path toward citizenship, marking the largest legalization program in U.S. history.
The number of people living in the country illegally rose again quickly, reaching more than 11.7 million last year. Yet, keep in mind the original program the IRCA (1986) was twenty-eight (28) years ago.
DIPLOMACY AND CIVILITY
I openly believe that overall here, especially since there is no possible way to ever get Mr. Obama’s figures to line up with Mr. Bush’s, and for that matter as well we consider Mr. Clinton’s ramblings as misnomers in themselves, but who really knows? The fact remains that as long as we have a representative government that chooses to ignore and in that same breath lie to us as well I do not think that the truth will ever be known to anyone. What is the evidence, nomenclature, or reality of the figures we have been given?
I openly believe that public opinion polls and responses from surveys done properly and efficiently should have been enacted years ago. I do remember the year 2007 as though it was yesterday. And I further believe that any reasonable, moreover, rational person would readily admit that our immigration system is no better now than it was then.
Before I go any further I am of the position that we line some issues up and do a comparison of our own part. We can agree on many issues before we even get started into the specific details.
Such as of the 535 members of Congress, in addition where do the over 200 individuals who work at the White House live? The Supreme Court justices, as well as the overwhelming portion of the executive branch men and women, live that makes them so sure they know what is best for you or I and those we live around. I would like to ask Mr. Will the same question.
Allow me to ask you folks, when was the last time either a legal or illegal immigrant came up to you and said, “This is a wonderful country we live in…” I can remember and the next statement any of us proffered was, “and I thank you and yours for making it this way…” Of course that is normally from the age demographic of 45 years of age and older.
Now it is completely the exact opposite. The United States is by no measure wimps to anything or especially anyone; if anyone mentions it the other way around, please just mention Dessert Shield, Dessert Storm, how we trampled Fallujah. Then remind them that it was our service members that whipped the Taliban; yet, at every excursion from urination to mercy killing that is what leads in the papers.
One issue that has gotten to my marrow is the notion of diplomacy and especially civility. Diplomacy just received approximately 100 or more Taliban murders out of prison. Civility surely must be how well these people are treated after committing grotesque acts against our people and how we ignore it then how well we treat them in return. Where are the Gitmo detainees?
We need to address those “certain details” now. If you don’t mind I would like to submit them or some of them to you: Entitlements, healthcare benefits, in state tuition, Diversity (Visa) lotteries, son or daughter citizens being anointed into one’s family and the benefits that go with it such as welfare, food stamps, aid to families with dependent children (a graduated welfare entitlement). I have spoken with too many people who tell me quite openly how much they receive from our government.
Let us put the record straight here. These people are collecting vast sums of money if for no other reason than just being present in this nation. So then has anyone ever considered the costs of what education our illegal immigrant population receives? I will say that it is a lot. The U.S. Department of Education figures approximately four billion per year. Now I must regress for the moment. I did say that they received education benefits as well as other benefits from the government – I error, insofar as they get the funds from us.
I would however love to point out that the statistical data on the amount of arrivals of border-jumper’s is not depressed at all. Many decided to go home to wait out the economic conditions here. It is also believed that the ears start working when your neighbors are out of work…and your president is lying and skewing the numbers in a downward fashion. So you tell me…can there ever come a time when being overly civil to someone and their potential 20 million friends that it becomes lost? Diplomacy has not proved a thing and I cannot recall a time when it did. Here are just a few mementos that I leave with you today.
• It does not matter what George Will says, what Republicans say, or what Democrats say.
• There is absolutely no justification for legalizing 15 million illegal aliens and eventually giving them citizenship and the right to bring in 30 million of their closest relatives. Excuse me but is borderline insane as well as lunacy.
• There is absolutely no justification for making it easier for illegal aliens to take American jobs and force down wages as they have been doing for decades.
• There is absolutely no justification for ever accepting illegal’s into our society or giving them free healthcare, food stamps, welfare, right to vote, Medicaid, Medicare, or Social Security.
• There is no reason we should keep allowing their children born here to be automatic US citizens.
As for me this is going to be flamboyantly exciting. As many who already know Mr. George Will has been an idol to me in his thinking and writing primarily since my undergraduate days in college. Did I think there would ever come that time in my life that I would ever debate against him? Not on your life! However today I’ve read some issues that I feel confident about and would like to comment on them.
According to George Will he espouses, “distilled to their discouraging essence, Republicans’ reasons for retreating from immigration reform reflect waning confidence in American culture and in the political mission only Republicans can perform — restoring U.S. economic vigor. Without this, the nation will have a dismal future only Democrats can relish: government growing in order to allocate scarce opportunity.
Please do not misunderstand me; that is quite a claim by Mr. Will, albeit I do see some merit to his thesis. However, let us break this down matter by matter. Retreating from immigration reform predicated upon waning confidence in American culture and especially in the political mission that Republican’s do well – the ability to restore economic vigor in the U.S.
Although these words may have some truth to them, it is essential that Mr. Will understand that as far as managerial leadership is concerned, it is those who are in their prime that must carry on the utility of American Patriot Politics.
Again Mr. Will makes a scathing point with this being written. “Many Republicans say immigration policy divides their party. If, however, the party becomes a gaggle of veto groups enforcing unanimities, it will become what completely harmonious parties are: small.”
As I read the wording, Mr. Will is addressing what James Madison would refer to as “factions.” I believe there are points to agree with in his writing as well as to disagree with. Starting with, “many Republicans say immigration policy divides their party.” Welcome to America! I am not altogether certain that if we picked two or three people off the street at random, there would not be some kind of argument from someone.
For most people around me it sums out at the entitlements that are unequally distributed. Another matter that has come up is that these particular illegal immigrants are indeed more insecure than the politicians about their very freedom.
The most gigantic concern seems to be in the areas of perception and what are they doing about their plight? By perception I mean these illegals no matter where they are from are feeling a manifold pressure on them now. Not knowing where, when, or if they should purchase a house or other tangible widgets must be discouraging.
The other point stated about their plight is in reference to how they have been acting since their arrival to the U.S. Just because someone has traveled in unpleasant topography with scourging temperatures – does not earn them a bloody thing. Period. It is not as, one leaves home on an adventure to be rewarded for their efforts.
Many Republicans see in immigrants only future Democratic votes. This descent into Democratic-style identity politics is unworthy of Republicans, and unrealistic. U.S. history tells a consistent story — the party identified with prosperity, and hence opportunity, prospers.
I must agree with the two following points, that as an upstanding citizen in this nation it is one thing to exclaim these and it is quite another to make action plans to prevent them from happening. Those two are, “Many Republicans have understandable cultural concerns, worrying that immigrants from this hemisphere do not experience the ‘psychological guillotine’ that severed trans-Atlantic immigrants from prior allegiances.
And secondly, “Many Republicans rightly say that control of borders is an essential ingredient of national sovereignty. But net immigration from Mexico has recently been approximately zero. Border Patrol spending, which quadrupled in the 1990s, tripled in the 2000s. With illegal entries near a 40-year low, and a 2012 Government Accountability Office assessment that border security was then 84 percent effective, will a “border surge” of $30 billion more for the further militarization (actually, the
East Germanization) of the 1,969 miles assuage remaining worries?
Dear Mr. Will:
The statistical data you used in your argument with the Republicans and immigration control, especially in the last paragraph written, what has been the costs? Mexico immigration is at zero; Border Patrol spending of the 1990s and 2000s has quadrupled along with the GAO reporting that 84 percent of control along the southern border has been effective – rubbish sir, balderdash! Account for our readers sir how there are somewhere between 11 and 30 million illegals in our nation.
Can anyone think of any other reason as to why the President of the United States (POTUS) would so openly have reckless disregard for the people of the U.S. Seriously this wannabe president is so far out of control that it irks me when I think of 435 people or thereabouts that are made of pure gelatinous waste.
Just for starters I am speaking directly of the House of Representatives. Is someone or a group of people telling me indirectly that they are spineless wimps? Well these A-holes have had the drop on Mr. Mystical Majesty several times for any number of issues. But no! In the lack of leadership House these people are plagiarizing the Senate’s immigration reform and calling it the Republican Principles.
Actually I started a list the first week that Barack Obama became president. As for me, I wanted to know about the inexperienced junior senator from Illinois. I had a good grasp of where the sleazy schemer was coming from and believe me there was not a concrete principle to be named.
However, not to be rude or ostentatious to anyone (Oprah, et al.) but I just have to stand by my colleagues, and various pollsters, as well as our political pundits when they mention just how clueless the American public is really. Talk about “Man on the Street” and he is gentle. Man on the Street is normally a televised program where a person, normally followed by a staff person and the cameraman, asks various people some of the easiest and nonchalant questions known to humankind.
Then when the program is aired people in their homes normally start with, “oh how stupid is this person, or what grade to you really attend”?
I used to be one of those people who always thought that the data was rigged – to assure getting laughs. However lately I don’t feel that way. The way that I feel is that approximately 65% or more of the population couldn’t tell anyone the difference in political parties.
So essentially what I am establishing is why on earth would a politician even worry who it is that is breaking laws, showing utter disrespect for Constitutional rights, and skirting so many issues that one could only surmise that there must be a corruption factor.
Therefore I leave everyone who reads this today or whenever make his or her own decision about impeachment and what must we do to ensure that it happens.
Impeachment should be on the docket – it’s what the American people want. On top of that, the process is long overdue. To recap:
- Obama’s administration has trafficked guns to Mexican drug cartels.
- Obama’s administration ignored calls for help from numerous Americans in Benghazi, including Ambassador Chris Stevens, resulting in their deaths.
- Obama’s administration has unilaterally rewritten bankruptcy laws and stripped investors in GM bonds, including a teacher’s pension fund, of property rights.
- Obama illegally bombed Libya without Congressional authorization.
- Obama unilaterally rewrote the Affordable Care Act, exempting chosen businesses, unions and Congress from the effects of the law.
Just yesterday this Wiley Weasel went on about his executive duties, AGAIN, skirting Congress to engage the minimum wage; who does this man think that he is?
The story I wish to share with you is 100 percent true. As in any investigation as well as anything based on a true event I will offer any and all source materials and links to supporting documentation.
This story reveals the lengths to which the current Administration will go to give people the false impression that they are achieving as well as being serious about immigration law enforcement. Tell me, does anyone reading here remember all the high-fives and fist pumping when Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) announced that it had broken all the records for deportations and removals of any sort? Good then – this will come as no surprise to loyal readers of The Contemplative Thinker where we have been diligent in bringing the undaunted reporting from the Center for Immigration Studies (CIS) blog that indeed after further perusal the Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials had to do some creative accounting to get to their number.
Predicated upon using people in the know, and having supervisory personnel from various agencies that had actually worked in the program with valor and very meritorious service, something that ostensibly been forgotten. Furthermore, by the internal documents used by the said personnel at ICE including but not limited to memorandums, emails, and other correspondence leaked by supervisory and field enforcement agents.
Please understand that this story is perhaps without merit except that there would be no story without the brilliance, trust, and ethics of Mr. Andrew Becker of the Center for Investigative Reporting.
The memorandums revealed that ICE first utilized some creative statistical maneuvers in order to take credit for certain removals that had actually taken place in 2009. Some of the other sources, primarily emails indicated that some of the deportations were a direct result of the U.S. Border Patrol arrests.
Yet that information did not yield enough so ICE began a new version of immigration enforcement. The process used was referred to as “line-flushing.” ICE Enforcement and Removal (ERO) divisions in the field ordered agents to comb their dockets to identify illegal aliens who could be offered a deal called Voluntary Return (VR), rather than the more drawn-out process of being ordered removed by an immigration judge.
Normally offered only to those illegal aliens who are arrested but not considered to be dangerous, VR allows the offender to promise to return home with an insignificant punishment and without further penalty. ICE agents prefer to have illegal aliens with criminal charges ordered removed, because then if the alien does return, he is subject to stiffer penalties, including time in prison.
Reading Jessica Vaughan’s blog publication at the Center for Investigative Reporting titled, Potemkin ICE, she refers to field office interviews, protocol of ICE management procedures and what ICE agents were ordered to do. Here is a great one:
Literally planeloads of illegal alien offenders accepted this deal. One field office said that they had so many takers, mainly offenders who had been charged with offenses such as DUI, Hit & Run, Domestic Violence, and Assault, they had to charter an extra flight on ICE’s deportation airline (JPATS) to accommodate them all.
According to agents in the field have accused ICE headquarters of pursuing the short-term public relations bounce of high removal numbers at the expense of effective enforcement. As one agent told me, “They’re cooking the books in every possible category to make it sound like they’re tough on enforcement … They basically gave all of these low-level miscreants a free pass not only to reapply for lawful admission if there’s an amnesty, but also if they’re caught re-entering the U.S. they can’t be prosecuted because they were never formally removed.” We take note in the fact that Jessica Vaughan is also the Director for Policy Studies.
(For excellent reading see the link above.)
CENTER FOR INVESTIGATIVE REPORTING…
Until President Obama carries out his responsibility to enforce existing immigration laws, conservatives in the House have no reason to trust him with any changes. A top Heritage Foundation policy expert says in an interview about amnesty for illegal immigrants.
“The Constitution invests him with the authority to enforce the laws, and that is really where the immigration problem is breaking down right now. We need to see that the president is serious about enforcing the law before we can take any of these other measures,” Derrick Morgan, Heritage’s vice president for domestic and economic policy.
Obama has not been “a true partner” in the challenges of securing the border, toughening workplace enforcement, and improving the system of legal immigration. What is certain is that the president continues to show only up too…a point with security, enforcement, and at the very least improving the entire immigration system.
Until the untruths stop, as well as misinformation on deportations, and the Affordable Care Act (ObamaCare) somehow either made workable, or dropped altogether, who in their right mind could possibly trust this president at his word. The situation remains that the Republican Party has been there to negotiate and debate the various issues.
However, can one imagine the frustration of nonsensical “bipartisan” means of reform pursuant to The Gang of Eight? Moreover, take one look at the way Senator Harry Reid runs the Senate. Would anyone of you or especially I have any comfort whatsoever trying to arrange even a sit-down session for discussion? In all openness it is the behavior of the Democrat Party and their unwillingness to at least communicate where the entire process breaks down.
Couple that with an admittedly Constitution-breaking rule of law as demonstrated by President Obama on numerous occasions and still has the audacity to espouse in the State of the Union address that he still has a phone and a pen implying that Executive Orders will be used unless the two Houses of Congress “bring me something.” He still is skirting due-process in under-handing Congress which indelibly shows his true self the person who ignores separation of powers, as well as utilizing checks and balances.
As reported yesterday, the Obama Administration drastically inflated statistics to show that it has deported a record-high number of illegal immigrants with criminal records, according to federal data obtained by a nonprofit university group dedicated to researching the government.
The new documents reveal that the figure is actually at an all-time low and rapidly decreasing, leaving the Obama Administration with egg on its face just weeks after bragging about removing an unprecedented number of criminal aliens. In mid-October, Obama’s Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) director jubilantly announced that nearly 55% of the record 396,906 illegal immigrants deported in fiscal year 2011 were convicted of felonies or crimes.
The real figure is less than 15%, according to federal records obtained by the Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse (TRAC), a data research center that provides detailed information about the operation of hundreds of government agencies. The number of deported criminal aliens has been declining steadily throughout the past year, the TRAC analysis found, even though fiscal year 2010 had an already low level of 16.5%.
In the first quarter of the fiscal year (October – December 2010) 15.8 percent of deported illegal immigrants were charged with engaging in criminal activity, 15.1 percent during the second quarter (January – March 2011), 14.9 percent during the third quarter (April – June 2011), and finally 13.8 percent during the fourth quarter (July – September 2011). The average rate across the four quarters for FY 2011 was 14.9 percent, according to records obtained from the government through the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA).
This certainly contradicts the administration’s claims that it is focusing on removing criminals while it grants backdoor amnesty to otherwise “law-abiding” foreigners living in the U.S. illegally. The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) even issued new guidelines ordering immigration agents to prioritize deporting convicted criminals and those who pose public safety and national security threats. (Read more of statistics)
Just sharing here the Republican Party is not squeamish is showing their non-reciprocated attempts of assisting illegal immigrants:
1. Immigration and Reform Control Act (IRCA), 1986: A blanket amnesty for some 2.7 million illegal aliens
2. Section 245(i) Amnesty, 1994: A temporary rolling amnesty for 578,000 illegal aliens
3. Section 245(i) Extension Amnesty, 1997: An extension of the rolling amnesty created in 1994
4. Nicaraguan Adjustment and Central American Relief Act (NACARA) Amnesty, 1997: An amnesty for close to one million illegal aliens from Central America
5. Haitian Refugee Immigration Fairness Act Amnesty (HRIFA), 1998: An amnesty for 125,000 illegal aliens from Haiti
6. Late Amnesty, 2000: An amnesty for some illegal aliens who claim they should have been amnestied under the 1986 IRCA amnesty, an estimated 400,000 illegal aliens
7. LIFE Act Amnesty, 2000: A reinstatement of the rolling Section 245(i) amnesty, an estimated 900,000 illegal aliens.
THE PRESIDENT MISSPEAKS AGAIN
The following information is a response to the notion of numbers crunching, specifically those committed by members in the Obama administration which as up to this instant are considered as reported to the Washington Post by Mr. Andrew Becker for The Center for Investigative Reporting on Monday, December 6, 2010.
I do not believe that I am wrong or even in error, not even a smidgen when predicated upon the evidence albeit solicited, volunteered, or received from members of the agencies who have been doing this otherwise faulty reporting for year’s even decades.
This is why I can be assured when I make a claim such as until we get a person or persons within the White House who rather than lie, pad numbers, and so easily obtain information that is clearly a misrepresentation of material fact. I will commit to the view that our government and its alleged officers are not being truthful with the American people.
In particular predicated upon Mr. Andrew Becker’s report which diligently leads one to believe that numbers have been tooled with by President’s Clinton, Bush, and Obama and/or their over eager needing to please the boss at any cost.
The travesty behind this situation is so numerous that one needs to reflect and critically think why a person needs to do these kinds of acts. As far as President Clinton’s term of eight years and President George W. Bush’s eight years, and all things being equal, the record-setting pace in which President Obama allegedly has been on during just his six-year term; collectively we have twenty-two years of misinformation that has been preconceived with aforethought. And as citizens of the United States one wonders why the economy is in the state that it is in.
Speaking about the year-end deportation figures to a group of Hispanic reporters in late September, the President said:
“The statistics are actually a little deceptive because what we’ve been doing is, with the stronger border enforcement, we’ve been apprehending folks at the borders and sending them back. That is counted as a deportation, even though they may have only been held for a day or 48 hours, sent back – that is counted as a deportation.”
So from the top down we have the President admittedly saying that the statistics are a little deceptive – why – simply because he says there is a change while apprehending illegal immigrants at the border and sending them back. All in all that is not a change in deportation policy whatsoever.
House Judiciary Committee Chairman Lamar Smith, Texas Republican, said the Obama administration has severely curtailed raids on work sites to net illegal immigrants. And he pointed to statistics that showed only 44 percent of the U.S.-Mexico border is considered under “operational control.”
But the statistics show the number of people returned after being apprehended on the border is down substantially, while deportations of those caught in the interior has risen.
The ratio of those with criminal convictions, however, has indeed risen significantly, from about one-third of deportees at the beginning of the administration to about half in fiscal year 2010. And more than two-thirds of the ones without criminal convictions were either recent border-crosser’s or repeat immigration violators.
If the President’s administration is having difficulty in understanding what the law actually states then it is recommended that it’s time to roll up the sleeves and get to the source documents. In this case that would of course be current immigration and naturalization law.
The United States has laws on the books that when exercised properly, with the sufficient personnel, can and will do the job. U.S. policies and laws aimed at improving the nation’s immigration system have unintentionally spurred more immigrants to stay in the United States, according to a new paper released in June 2013.
Let’s see…has the principles within the Obama administration encouraged your outlook on immigration reform. Furthermore, with the hapless Executive Orders as well as the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) are seriously showing the point that during that period of time the real push for amnesty began.
Otherwise the crux of the problem is that Congress routinely makes consequential policy decisions with scant consideration of the underlying dynamics of the social processes involved.
FOUNDING FATHERS ON IMMIGRATION
Hello and welcome again to Founding Fathers Quote’s Friday! This is a little meme that was put together years ago – and now when I look back at some of my earlier articles dating from 2007 it openly stuns me! Credit due where credit is due of course, and in this particular case this meme was originally designed and put together by Hercules Mulligan, who at the time maintained one of the most perfect and well-versed blogs around.
That is when a lot of rubbish began about something I know very little about referred to as “The Illuminati” which Hercules Mulligan was actively (spare time) writing about. Yet when someone takes one’s writing and viciously attacks it, I believe as much as Mulligan did that it was time for proof to hit the pudding.
He calmly informed me that he was going to finish his book and knowing that I have published books, made the request to be left alone. Hey c’mon already! With even an outside chance of gaining the publishing rights I assured him I would leave him alone and wished him the best of luck in all his endeavors.
“A general dissolution of principles and manners will more surely overthrow the liberties of America than the whole force of the common enemy. While the people are virtuous they cannot be subdued; but when once they lose their virtue then will be ready to surrender their liberties to the first external or internal invader…” Samuel Adams in letter to James Warren 1779.
In Samuel Adams’ letter to James Warren during 1779 there is nothing more important than what he is actually saying. He states that a general dissolution (breaking down of one’s known ways) of principles and manners will more surely overthrow the liberties of America than the entire military of the common enemy.
Further he espouses, “While the people are virtuous they cannot be subdued; but once they lose their virtue then [they] will be ready to surrender their rights, liberties, and their actual ways of living to the first external or internal invader.”
Next up…Alexander Hamilton, who after being at odds with something Thomas Jefferson was going on with, namely precisely what our president Barack Obama has to some measure already done, and now after the GOP launched their Republican Principles most of us feel much the same as Mr. Hamilton did.
During his campaign run against Aaron Burr, Jefferson simply switched in everything be believed in with regards to immigration policy during that time. Ostensibly, what Jefferson had done was started talking about, writing about, and stumping all around about was the simple notion of dropping all requirements of a previous assimilation responsibilities. During that time just before 1800 Jefferson began arguing about the requirements of naturalization.
Jefferson believed that a fourteen year residency requirement was too long, and demanded immediate naturalization (meaning citizenship then…) This is IMPORTANT: During his First Annual Message to Congress, Jefferson argued that the longer waiting period from 5 years originally to 14 years caused the “unhappy fugitives” distress. Furthermore, Jefferson believed that for the bona fide reason of embarking his life to America should be sufficient for citizenship. The important part mentioned earlier was that through counting, Jefferson and his followers believed that too strong were the votes of recent immigrants.
Hamilton was Jefferson’s longtime enigma. Being the Secretary of the Treasury under President Washington, Hamilton did not believe that should be given as cheaply as Jefferson was proposing in 1801.
In two different newspaper editorials Hamilton summed it up this way;
In the recommendation to admit indiscriminately foreign emigrants of every description to the privileges of American citizens, on their first entrance into our country, there is an attempt to break down every pale which has been erected for the preservation of a national spirit and a national character; and to let in the most powerful means of perverting and corrupting both the one and the other. (Published in “The Examination,” nos. 7-9 (1801—1802)
It seems rather inconsequential, but after President Thomas Jefferson’s first term the assimilation and residency period for new emigrants was again put forth to 5 years were it has been ever since. It is furthermore important to state that Mr. Jefferson a true founding father in addition to Alexander Hamilton, Samuel Adams, and James Warren did not elect to pull out an Executive Order to see to it that his way or the highway was achieved.