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… FYI — Permisos ?? [#unaccompanied illegal minors]…

Posted by paulfromwloh on Sunday,February 28th,2016

.. so , what are these things ..

.. I wondered , and did some research and reading …

.. the ” permisos ” (as they are called) are the ” Notices to Appear ” in Immigration Court . Without the realistic threat of deportation , those ” permisos ” are a joke , a very sick joke …

.. [h/t — WashingtonExaminer]..
.. [link] to the article ..

.. and , getting them is why those kids are coming . Yes , that and more . You can add in D.A.C.A. (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) to the list of counts . These kids realize the philosophy behind D.A.C.A. is pushing more and more amnesty . If these kids even have the chance to stay , then that is good enough for them …

.. nice going , Your Lordship !! …

.. from Byron York ‘ s piece : …

As it turns out, the Republican explanation does withstand a whole lot of scrutiny. Recent days have been filled with anecdotal reports, from local news outlets in Central America to major American newspapers, citing immigrants who say they came because they believe U.S. law has been changed to allow them to stay. And now comes word that Border Patrol agents in the most heavily-trafficked area of the surge, the Rio Grande Valley sector of Texas, recently questioned 230 illegal immigrants about why they came. The results showed overwhelmingly that the immigrants, including those classified as UACs, or unaccompanied children, were motivated by the belief that they would be allowed to stay in the United States — and not by conditions in their homelands. From a report written by the agents, quoting from the interviews:


 

The report added that a “second reason” cited by the immigrants is “the increased gang-related violence in Central America that authorities are unable to contain.” In addition, other immigrants said they came because they had finally gotten enough money, either from savings or funds sent from relatives in the United States, to make the trip. Still others cited unemployment, poverty, and domestic abuse in their countries. Nevertheless, the report concluded that “the issuance of ‘permisos’ to family units was the primary reason for leaving their countries.”


 

The report suggests that this new wave of illegal immigration is building on previous waves of illegal immigration. “All of the interviewed subjects stated that they had family members or, to a lesser extent, friends already living in the U.S.,” the report said. “Many of the relatives and friends are undocumented aliens, who have been living in the U.S. for periods ranging from several months to 10+ years.”

 

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… No , Chuck , The Prognosis is Worse [#Obama foreign policy]…

Posted by paulfromwloh on Saturday,January 2nd,2016

.. POTUS is making good ol’ Jimmy Cahtah look like both a choirboy and a genius , by comparison …

.. yea , you can bet he and the gang are doing grievous damage to the DummyCraps reputation , especially on foreign policy …

.. [h/t — HotAir.com]..
.. [link] to the comments …

.. things are so bad , immigration has flipped from being a Democrap – favoured issue [D + 8] to a Republican one [R + 7] … Ouch ! … so , the effects are spreading to other issues …

.. it could gradually eat away at Democrap advantages in other areas . If immigration has flipped as an issue , then others can too ….

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… Not A Fun Day for JoshBoy [#Earnest]…

Posted by paulfromwloh on Sunday,August 10th,2014

.. you have to be a glutton for punishment to be the White House Press Secreatary ..

.. you can never be sure when you will be in the line of fire …

.. today , it was immigration . And JoshBoy did his usual , looking like a dumb idiot in the process …

.. [h/t — TruthRevolt.org]..
.. [link] to the Press Briefing segment ..

.. somehow I do not think that JoshBoy will be long for this job …

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… Border Crisis ” Nationalizes ” Election campaign [#illegal kids]…

Posted by paulfromwloh on Wednesday,July 30th,2014

.. when you drop kids in all over the place , so what do you expect ?? ..

.. a bloody mess ..

.. could it get worse ? ..

.. [h/t — Newsmax.com]..
.. [link] to the interview segment …

.. yes , it can . But how ? If those ” illegal kids ” start committing serious crimes , that is how …

.. it is dragging DemoCraps around the country into the fray … and it is giving the GOP a case of ” political jujitsu ” in reverse …

.. usually , immigration reform has been a Democrap issue . Not now , with all of these illegal kids being dropped all over the place . People are rebelling against it , and it is giving almost every Dem grief over the issue . It thus highlights border security , loud and clear , in a way that people can easily understand . It then ” flips ” the issue over to the GOP , and hits the Latino vote in an unexpected way …

.. The GOP has had to work to earn Latino ‘ s votes . Some Republican candidates campaign messages have not helped the effort . However , much of the Latino community is culturally very similar to the Cuban community . If one works at it , hard enough , eventually one can earn someone ‘ s trust . It takes hard work and effort , but it can be done …

.. also , the ” reverse jujitsu . ” Usually , you have to make the move to ” flip ” the issue to your advantage , and turn it against your opponent . In this case , the issue flipped the opponent , and dropped the issue into one ‘ s lap . It thus does it ” in reverse …. “

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… What are They Thinking ?!?! [#dumping illegal immigrant kids in Az]…

Posted by paulfromwloh on Wednesday,June 25th,2014

.. you heard it right .

.. the Feds [no , not the Mexican Federales] (our Feds) are dumping illegals at bus stops in Arizona .

.. I have always had an innate belief in Sheriff Joe Arpaio . He is one tough customer . He is an old – school lawman . He does not mess around . He tells it how it is … My belief is even stronger now …

.. [h/t — Newsmax]..
.. [link] to the blog post ..

.. Arizona ‘ s counties are as large as you can imagine . They are , on average , around 9,000 to 9,600 square miles each . Arizona has 15 counties , unlike my home state of Ohio [of similar size] , which has 88 . Their sheriffs and their departments have a lot of ground to patrol , so they are wired into stuff like this . Ohio is in the Great Lakes , and borders Canada , which is peaceful . Arizona is in the Southwest , and borders Mexico . Their border is not peaceful , not at all . So , guess who I believe ?

.. the Feds ? , or Sheriff Joe ?

.. easy call –> Sheriff Joe Arpaio , by a mile …

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… Another ObamaCrap Abuse of Power [Immigration] …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Saturday,May 10th,2014

.. now , it is immigration that the ObamaCraps are seeking to abuse …

.. it appears that HIs Lordship and his minions are seeking to appease their radical left – wing followers by achieving amnesty by the back door . You may wonder how ? …

.. they would ” defer ” deportation for many thousands of emigres who are now awaiting it . if their only offense is the act of illegal immigration , then deportation would be deferred …

.. [h/t — TruthRevolt]..
.. [link] to the blog news …

.. of course it is illegal . It is a gross misuse and abuse of the powers and duties of the office . It makes me wonder , where will His Lordship strike next ? …

.. by doing it , he his placing our lives and our liberties in danger …

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… Earth to Governor O ‘ Malley [Deportation Order]…

Posted by paulfromwloh on Friday,April 25th,2014

.. what you are doing is :

.. immoral ,

.. illegal , (against both state and federal law) , and

.. [h/t — TruthRevolt]..
.. [link] to the blog news ..

.. unconstitutional (immigration is a federal subject) ..

.. you are required by law to do it . Federal law requires you to do it . The requirements of dealing with the federal government require you to do it …..

.. so , do it , damnit ! …

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… An Act of Love ?? [Jeb Bush on Immigration] …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Monday,April 14th,2014

.. I do not think so , Governor .

.. It is not an act of love . it is an illegal act . Amnesty for illegals gives those folks who jump the line and enter the country illegally a place at the table . It denies those who are patiently following the law , applying to emigrate , and following the process , their due process rights …

.. [h/t — theGatewayPundit]..
.. [link] to the news report …

.. this public comment by former Governor Bush is going to come back to haunt him if he decides to run for President . The folks in the hustings who are the bedrock of the GOP will not forget it …

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… Uh , Uncle Joe [Biden] …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Wednesday,April 2nd,2014

.. those folks are here illegally .

.. they are not ” undocumented ” immigrants …

.. [h/t — Breitbart.com]..

.. [link] to the blog post ..

.. Wake Up and smell the Coffee , You Idiot !! ..

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… Guys , There is Good Reason …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Tuesday,February 11th,2014

.. for not trusting His Lordship (Obama) on Immigration ..

.. it is called : ObamaCrapCare ! …

.. [h/t — Newsbusters] ..

.. [link] .. to the post transcript ..

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… It is Not Often That I Disagree With George Will [immigration] …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Tuesday,February 11th,2014

.. but , to be honest , I do not agree with Laura Ingraham , either .

.. Immigration is one of the few issues on which I am on the fence . I am not wild about the idea of amnesty , i will grant you that . However , I am definitely not in favour of the DemoCrap ‘ s [especially the Senate] comprehensive Immigration bill . These days , these yutzes do not do anything ” comprehensive ” well at all .

.. As much as I would like to see each an every illegal expelled , I understand that it is not going to happen . The big question is , though , is what is the political price that should be extracted from the DummyCraps in order to grant amnesty . No , I don’t like it , but we have to deal with the facts .

.. Also , with the current political reality . Barack Obama is not to be trusted . Eventually , our fellow citizens are going to have to reconcile themselves that they will need to have a calling of accounts with that S.O.B. . Right now , we will have to deal with him . That means keeping him on as short a string as is possible ..

.. [h/t — ConservativeVoiceofthePeople]..

.. [link] to the video segment ..

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… Illegal Immigrants …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Friday,December 20th,2013

.. are not here legally , Congresswitch Pelosi . They will not have documentation . At least they will not have documents that will pass legal muster , Madame …

.. [h/t — www.theGatewayPundit.com] [link]

.. They deserve to be sent packing , if they are caught here . If not , then leave them alone . We need to do something about the problem of all of the millions of people that are here in this country illegally .

.. We also need to update our immigration system and our immigration laws . The current system just does not work . What the DummyCrats are proposing to ram through , though , will not work . A skills – based system , with limited (very limited) family reunification is what I think would work …

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… A Rally on the National Mall ?? [ShutDown edition] …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Wednesday,October 9th,2013

.. while the government is closed ? And veterans and visitors of all stripes cannot visit the attractions and memorials that are beloved by all of us …

… from the Washington Examiner
Even though isolated barricades with “closed” signs remained on the National Mall on Tuesday, the setup for the immigration reform rally said otherwise.

A giant stage with lights and an “Immigration Reform Now” banner was set up in the center of the mall, along with three large portable screens.

On one side of the mall, more than 100 porta potties were set up for protesters who will attend the rally today.

As several groups of musicians performed sound checks, a lone National Park Service employee arrived to survey the scene, but referred me to the Park Service communications office and left when I asked her why she was called into work today.

As the Washington Examiner reported Monday, rally organizers said that they would be allowed by the NPS to carry out their protest under their First Amendment rights.

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… Congrats to Tony Abbott [new Australian PM] …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Sunday,September 8th,2013

.. hot dog ! ..

.. Tony Abbott and the Liberal / National Party Coalition [the Tories] have won an overwhelming election mandate , and have been returned to power after a very long abscence from power .

.. Abbott ‘ s Coalition has appeared to have won 91 or 92 seats in the Australian House of Representatives . It represents an approximate 33 or 34 seat majority in that body . Australia ‘ s Parliament looks in form somewhat like our U.S. Congress , but its function is that of a Westminster parliament , or similar to the Britain . Its Senate control is divided , only because one – healf of the seats were up .

.. Abbott is right . Australia is indeed , open for business once again . If the Aussie Laborites and the Greens are not careful , Abbott could force the Govenour General [Australia ‘ s nominal head of state] to have a “double dissolution ” of both house. It would then put all 150 House seats and 76 Senate seats up at once , and Labour would be to blame .

.. Australia ‘ s hated “carbon tax” will survive , at least for now . Unless Labour is nuts , they will support the new Government , and vote for repeal . Playing political “chicken” with a newly elected and apparantely very popular PM is a really dumb idea . We shall see …

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… from a Native – Born Citizen , to Any Newly Naturalized Legal Immigrant …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Monday,August 26th,2013

.. I say , Welcome !!

.. I pray that one of the first things that you do is register to vote . Also , make sure that you do so when election time comes around . Who you support , that is your own business . That is the way that I operate . I only pray that you do register , and that you do vote .

.. God willing , you will support the party that you choose fully , and without any doubts or any reservations . When it comes to elections , all I ask is that one votes ..

.. Welcome !!

The Family’s First American Citizen

After twenty years, I finally became a citizen of the country where my grandmother longed for me to be raised. I became a citizen of the United States of America on Tuesday, August 13, 2013, the same day as Fidel Castro’s birthday (purely coincidence). The ceremony took place in Tampa, the city where national Cuban hero José Martí (one of my favorite writers) made his first historic speech with the memorable line: “With everyone, and for the good of everyone.”

The day before the swearing in, I was in Miami, the often referred to sun capital where I have been living since June. Therefore, we had to drive more than 250 miles, and I say “we” because I was not alone: Mr. Lopez accompanied me the entire time. Of course, we stopped in Fort Myers. That is the city where my family lives and where I had chosen to live since I arrived from Cuba in 2004. That night I decided to sleep with my grandmother; we both conspired to leave behind our men and share some time together. We did not fall asleep until 3 am, spending hours sharing stories and memories. We spoke in hushed tones and laughed together recalling when I was nine years old and we traveled together on a boat that left the fishing port of Coloma on its way to the Isle of Youth. It was there where a speedboat was to pick us up to we could escape the country. But our fear of both the sea and the dictatorship stopped us from leaving on that occasion. We later laughed at our other attempts to leave the island and come to the land of liberty as my grandmother kept repeating, “My dear, you are only a few hours away from becoming the first American citizen in the family.” That night I dreamed of a respectable American passport that would allow me to enter and leave any country in the world, which made me feel both lucky and grateful.

We awoke early that morning, grateful that the alarm clock went off and on time. I got dressed enthusiastically, putting on what I thought to be appropriate attire for the occasion. I just drank a glass of milk for breakfast, feeling a knot in my stomach that comes from nerves. Everyone lined up at the door to say goodbye: my mother, my grandmother, and my son, who for some reason did not cry because I was leaving without him. Gabriel, who is not yet three and does not speak much, said with a smile: “Goodbye, mami.” I should be honest and admit that I felt fortunate.

The drive from Fort Myers to Tampa did not go by in silence. To the contrary, I sang along with every single song that played on the radio. I am sure I must have tortured the ears of my driver, Mr. Lopez. Unfortunately, my rejoicing was too selfish and did not take into consideration such details. I felt like an orphan girl who had just been adopted by rich and generous parents. This was my moment, and my day had arrived.

I can say that not only were we punctual, we were too punctual. We arrived two hours early. I took advantage of one of those hours to put on my makeup in the car. This time, however, I did not complain about how small the mirrors are in car sun visors. The truth is that I have always believed the men who design these cars should put a little more thought into the needs of a modern woman. The second hour was spent inside the building, waiting patiently for the event to begin.

 

The event began at exactly one o’clock without any delay (the first lesson for those who want to become American citizens is that in this culture, you are better off respecting appointment times in a precise and formal manner) and lasted for approximately one hour. The hall where it took place was spacious and impeccably organized. The seats set up in the center were for those who were there that day to receive their certificate of citizenship. Other seats were set up on either side of the ones in the center for friends and family members. The ceremony began with a video presentation showing important figures in American history. We then sang the national anthem. Afterwards, they began to announce all the countries of the candidates who were becoming citizens, with each person standing when they heard their country mentioned. I would be lying if I said I did not feel emotional when I heard my beloved Cuba announced. It was a moment where I felt angst instead of patriotism. It was as if they were asking a biological daughter of Cuba, who has been adopted and is now the legitimate daughter of the U.S.A., to please stand up. I stood up with tears in my eyes, my emotions colliding as I felt both the joy of appreciation and the pain of realizing that I would never be that little girl who rode in limousines to the mansion belonging to my adoptive parents. I now recognized the troubling reality that my “mother” never protected me like she should have, that she held me back, that she neglected me, that she never defended my rights, that she gave me a life of hunger and misery, that she never allowed me to express myself freely, that she underestimated me so often, that she never knew my real needs, and that she left me to fend for myself. Nevertheless, a mother that I inexplicably still loved.

The video message from President Barack Obama was an emotional moment and pulled me out of my trance. The song God Bless America made me cry in front of everyone. We swore allegiance to the flag, which represents a nation under God, with liberty and justice for all. Then we swore allegiance to the America, which is nothing less than absolutely and eternally renouncing any other country, principality, state, or sovereignty where we were citizens before. We swore to support and defend the constitution and the laws of the United States against any enemies, either foreign or domestic, and to have faith and loyalty to the constitution. We promised to defend the United States and to obey the orders of the government when the law requires.

We all ended our pledges in unison with a “so help us God,” and then they handed us a yellow envelope. It was like winning the visa lottery all over again. Inside the envelope was a small American flag and two books; a small one with 27 amendments and another one titled “We the People” where we can read the founding documents, the hymns, and see the symbols of the United States of America. They also give us important information on our rights and responsibilities. From what I could surmise from skimming the information, my rights totaled seven while my responsibilities totaled 10. We also received a guide for voter registration in national elections and other information on applying for a passport and social security among other things.

Finally, they gave us our certificate of citizenship. Once I had it in my hands, I looked over at Mr. Lopez who had his eyes fixed on me, trying to capture the moment with photo after photo. I could tell he was moved by the occasion as he stood in the crowd of observers and made a sign for me to check my cell phone, which I had silenced and stored in my purse. I had a text message that said: “Don’t worry, this is a great country, you are going to be fine here, I promise.”

The tears began to flow and I remembered how much I had studied to pass the citizenship exam with more than 100 questions on civics and American history. I remembered the interview conducted in English with the African American woman, who I miraculously understood perfectly. At that moment, a proud smile spread across my lips. I felt a strange happiness that pushed any regret that could exist right out of me.

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… Should We Have Dual Citizenship ?!?! …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Thursday,August 22nd,2013

..Should American citizens be permitted to hold dual citizenship ? One American — and the other in the country of their birth or ethnic origin? Or for that matter, any second country regardless of the reason?

..Mexico allows its citizens to retain Mexican citizenship , even if they become naturalized American citizens. Mexico isn’t alone

Official Portrait of President Ronald Reagan

Official Portrait of President Ronald Reagan (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

either. It is among some 60-plus countries — like the Canada of Cruz’s birth — that do the same.

.. Isn’t it time to abolish the antiquated notion of dual citizenship? A reality that by definition requires a dual loyalty — to America and another Country ?

.. And , if not, then shouldn’t Americans — citizens of the only country in the world built not on an ethnic identity but an idea — have the right to vote in every other country on the globe?

.. The real notion of the “ United Nations ” is not the handful of people with titles . The ones that are crowded into that glass building on the banks of the East River in Manhattan. The real United Nations is in fact our own county , the United States of America. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, as of July 1, 2013, America is the third most populous country in the world, with over 316 million people in its resident population. That population is made up entirely — 100% — of human beings from every other country on Planet Earth.

.. Only America is composed of Iraqis and Iranians, Russians and Poles, Muslims, Jews and Christians, Mexicans and Brazilians, the Irish and the Italians and the Germans and the Japanese and Koreans, Chinese, Cubans, Indians, Pakistanis, and so on and on endlessly. Notably, this conglomeration of races and ethnicities results in the inevitable intermarriages.

.. In a very real sense, America is a nation of mutts. With every race and ethnicity, not to mention religion, marrying every other race, ethnicity and religion. It is extremely common for an average American to have several national identities flowing through his or her bloodstream.

.. Every other country on the globe… is based on nationality.

.. Except America. America alone is based on an idea.

But why focus just on Mexico? Just because Mexico sits on the U.S. southern border is no reason to single it out.

..From “A” for “Albania” to “U” for United Kingdom” some 60 countries play the game the U.S. allows of dual citizenship. This includes countries in Central and South America like El Salvador and Colombia, whose citizens are among those counted in the stream of illegals pouring over the Mexican border. It includes countries friendly — Israel, Britain, France, Switzerland — and countries who are a foe. The most prominent on that list Iran, a place that the U.S. has had poisoned relations with since Jimmy Carter was president.

.. In many of those cases , it is because when one emigrates , one ‘ s native country still considers one to be a citizen . That status is by birth . It is difficult  to imposssible to renounce  it .

..  Then there are those countries — friend and foe alike — that forbid dual citizenship: Japan, North Korea, China, Saudi Arabia among them. It is particularly striking that on this list are countries who maintain some version of ethnic or religious purity in their populations.

.. the real United Nations in this world isn’t in that building on the East River. The real United Nations is America itself. There is, in reality, no such thing as “Native Americans” much less a “native American.” Whether you were born last year in Pittsburgh or are descended from somebody who trudged over an Alaskan land bridge thousands of years ago, once upon a time “America” was empty of human beings. From the moment “Native Americans” began pouring into this empty North American continent thousands of years ago, America has been the magnet for the world’s immigrants.

.. I would say no , but I am not totally sure . Where the status is without birthright , the decision is easy . yes , definitely . When it is conferred by birth , then ? It is h . We can , but the native nation still considers it .

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… I can Understand the “Dream”ers [Immigration issue

Posted by paulfromwloh on Saturday,August 17th,2013

.. these young people were brought into the country by their parents , and grew up here , and knew no better . However , they are still “illegals . ”

.. I am going to guess that , with a ne immigration bill bill that may well make it through , these young people will have their status legalized . However , the standards are likely to be tighter . The year of arrival is likely to be mored , in which direction , I do not know . Their age at arrival is likely to be lowered . Basically , they will be able to stay , and achieve amnesty .

.. I am pro – immigraion . However , I am very much pro – legal immigration . If there is to be “amnesty , ” there will be one hell of a price to pay for it . One of the highest is that there should be a great deal more legal immigration , based upon skills and skill level . Also , investors , along with STEM , should be emphasized . Also , family reunification should and must be limited to immediate family only . Not to extended family , Uh – unh .

.. I also do support the idea of the “dreamers . ” It must be done in law , not in regulation . What the ObamaCraps have done in the immigration law enforcement is gross perversion of prosecutorial discretion , as well as decency . Legalization must be done in law , not perverted regs . The ObamaCraps should remember to enforce the body of law “as a whole,” and not in pieces and parts …

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… It is LawFare , Plain and Simple [on Immigration] …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Sunday,August 11th,2013

.. Lawfare is an unusual term . Most folks are not all that familiar with it . Basically , what it is is using the system to wage legal war against the system itself .

.. It has been done for years . The Anachist Communist Lunatics Union has been at it for decades . Other players are more recent converts to the cause . Take note of this …

What are Those Idiots Thinking ??!?!

.. I am talking about theose idiots at the Depatarment of homeland Security !

.. Amazingly , they are trying their level best on how to not manage the nation ‘ s immigration law . One can support the ideal of the DREAM Act . i am somewhat lukewarm on it . But it is not the job of DHS to grossly misuse and abuse proseuctorial discretion to change the law .

.. Prosecutorial Disccretion is a valued hallmark of our judicial system . We can just not simply attempt to try each and every civil and criminal case . In cannot be done . Different prosecutors have different priorities . However , you make choices , set priorities , and work to make the  system work .  AT least , that is how it is supposed to wrok .

.. However , P.D.  (for short) involves enforcing the law . The entire body of law . Even when you make choices , you are enforcing the body of law (civil and criminal) as a whole . Most of all , you are not trying or ateempting by administrative fiat , to change the law . That act is the province of Congress . The President and his or her administration is charged with enforcing the law . For him or her , it is their duty . For the Presidential Oath is by itself , stated in the Constitution . All other federal officials , including military officers , admin officials , judges , and the Vice President , take the exact same oath . POTUS does not . He (or she) shall take care “that the laws be faithfully executed ” is how it is stated . That discretion does not allow for POTUS (or admin officials , at her or his direction) to change the law by fiat . That is the most obscene and gross misuse of power , and the act of a dictator .

.. What is going on out at the border is a disgrace . This article , from Brietbart Media (Big Government) is a simple example of how things at the border are getting waaay out of hand . It will backfire on them , and spectacularly so ….

KSAZ reports the new tactic could easily overwhelm the immigration system, quoting immigration attorney and former immigration official Pete Nunez:

“To make our system even more ridiculous than it has been in the past,” he adds. “There are no detention facilities for families, so the family would have to be split up. We don’t want to split families up, so we end up releasing people out into the community on bond, on bail.”
Nunez says, “It’s a huge loophole.”

“There has to be a policy change, something implemented, an emergency implementation that will stop this, or otherwise we will have thousands coming in.”

The goal, however, may be to overwhelm the system. This apparent new tactic comes on the heels of widely publicized activism by a group called ‘The Dream 9‘ who also used a claim of asylum to gain re-entry to the country. As leftist organization Colorlines

reported last week:

All nine of the activists have now established credible fear, a step toward an asylum hearing. Supporters are now hoping the Dream 9 will be eligible for parole, which would allow them to return to the United States until their asylum hearing dates.

This connection between the ‘Dream 9’ and the tactic of asylum was made by Spanish-language news source La Opiniòn. They report (translation by Google Translation) in an article entitled

El asilo se volvió un sueño(in English: The asylum becomes a dream):

Following the release of nine Dreamers prisoners in Arizona, after a protest at the border, others have taken the path of asylum as a way to solve their deportation.

Media reports in San Diego are reporting that “hundreds of foreigners are trying to enter the country in the same way” and even that immigrants are being taught to use key phrases that they can stay in the country.

Reports tell of cases in the Port of Entry Otay Mesa, where 199 people have argued a ‘credible fear “to the drug cartels in Mexico.

And the validation of Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS) of the status of “credible fear”, which allowed young people to stay at home and return to their families seems to have generated more of a headache for Immigration.

La Opiniòn goes on to quote Marshall Fitz, the immigration policy expert the liberal Center for American Progress, who points out that many would not qualify and it’s not a good ‘long term strategy’ for those attempting to cross the border.

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… Immigration should Increase [Legally] …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Sunday,August 11th,2013

.. but , it should be legal immigration , not of the illegal variety . If there is going to be an immigration bill , it should take a multiple of forms . Most of which , they should be able to add skilled immigrants , not the low – skilled kind . As well as investors , and STEM (science , technology , engineering , math) . These folks are far more likely to be from nations that are more accepting of conservative ideas and conservative thought .

.. Doing so would eventually , one would hope , choke off the flow of illegals , and limit the family reunifications to immediate family only . These immigrants would be , hopefully , far more likely to be independents , or , better yet , GOP friendly …

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… You can thank Homeland Security for This Idiocy …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Sunday,August 11th,2013

.. news such that from these is outrageous .

.. The drug cartels (in Mexico) present a significant security threat . Not just to the Mexican people , but to the people of the United States . it is without doubt that the cartels have contacts with gangs , with the remains of the Mafia , and other groups throughout our country . However , their effect remains muted , at least in our country .

.. Even so , in Mexico , their country has evolved , and has grown . Mexico has not emerged into the First World , but its time is coming . Its economy is becoming far more diverse , and industrial , as well as service and information – based . It is most definitely not an “oil” economy , not anymore . Even their oil sector is beginning to reform itself . Amazing , by Mexican standards , considering how rife with corruption that Petroleonos Mexicanos (or , PEMEX) has been for decades . It has never gotten as rife with violence and drug gang control as Columbia did a generation ago.

.. However , one cannot discout the drug cartel threat . They are ongoing and continuing threat , on both sides of the border . It most definitely does not justify what is happening right now on the border , especially with the immigration debate that is underway .

.. Homeland Security has created a huge new loophole . Either by its actions , or by its lack of action . There is no excuse for it . None , at all . Period . They are acting as if they are waving “ole” at the border , and allowing a new flood of illegals in . Their actions will backfire . Spectacularly .

… this piece is from KSAZ (Fox–Phoenix,AZ) …

SAN DIEGO –

A loophole is allowing hundreds of immigrants across the Mexico border in to the United States.
Immigrants are being taught to use “key words and phrases” to be allowed to enter and stay in the country.

Just this past Monday, Border Patrol agents say about 200 people came through the Otay Crossing claiming a quote: “credible fear” of the drug cartels.

So many were doing this that they had to close down the processing center and move the overflow by vans to another station.

“They are being told if they come across the border, when they come up to the border and they say certain words, they  will be allowed into the country,” said a person who did not want to be identified on camera.  “We are being overwhelmed.”

Pete Nunez, former U.S. Attorney and immigration expert says, “This will swamp the system.”
“To make our system even more ridiculous than it has been in the  past,” he adds.  “There are no detention facilities for families, so the family would have to be split up. We don’t want to split families up, so we end up releasing people out into the community on bond, on bail.”
Nunez says, “It’s a huge loophole.”
“There has to be a policy change, something implemented, an emergency implementation that will stop this, or otherwise we will have thousands coming in.”
Immigrants are telling the Port Enforcement Team — or P.E.T. — that the cartels are ripping apart their state.

There’s no word on whether this same loophole is being used in Arizona.

… and this one from BreitbatMedia (BigGovernment) …

Sudden Flood of Asylum Requests at U.S./Mexico Border

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At the Otay crossing near the San Diego border last Monday, about 200 people coming from Mexico gained entry to the United States all using the same key phrase; they claimed they had a ‘credible fear’ of drug cartels. According to KSAZ FoxPheonix:

 

So many were doing this that they had to close down the processing center and move the overflow by vans to another station.

 

“They are being told if they come across the border, when they come up to the border and they say certain words, they  will be allowed into the country,” said a person who did not want to be identified on camera.  “We are being overwhelmed.”

 

This apparent new shift in tactics to enter the United States comes at a time when the Associated Press is reporting a spike in the number of asylum requests in the past few years:

 

According draft testimony for USCIS Associate Director Joseph Langlois that was to be submitted for a congressional hearing on asylum requests last month, USCIS received more than 19,119 asylum requests through the end of May. The agency anticipates receiving more than 28,600 by the end of the fiscal year.

 

According to the testimony, during the 2009 budget year the agency received just 5,369 such requests.

 

However, this new phenomenon is out of all proportion, even with this spike. To put those numbers in perspective with the 200 people making asylum requests on one day at one border crossing, 200 people a day equals 73,000 people a year — close to three times the total number received all year, at all border crossings.

 

KSAZ reports the new tactic could easily overwhelm the immigration system, quoting immigration attorney and former immigration official Pete Nunez:

 

“To make our system even more ridiculous than it has been in the  past,” he adds. “There are no detention facilities for families, so the family would have to be split up. We don’t want to split families up, so we end up releasing people out into the community on bond, on bail.” Nunez says, “It’s a huge loophole.”

 

“There has to be a policy change, something implemented, an emergency implementation that will stop this, or otherwise we will have thousands coming in.”

 

The goal, however, may be to overwhelm the system. This apparent new tactic comes on the heels of widely publicized activism by a group called ‘The Dream 9’ who also used a claim of asylum to gain re-entry to the country. As leftist organization Colorlines reported last week:

 

All nine of the activists have now established credible fear, a step toward an asylum hearing. Supporters are now hoping the Dream 9 will be eligible for parole, which would allow them to return to the United States until their asylum hearing dates.

 

This connection between the ‘Dream 9’ and the tactic of asylum was made by Spanish-language news source La Opiniòn. They report (translation by Google Translation) in an article entitled El asilo se volvió un sueño (in English: The asylum becomes a dream):

 

Following the release of nine Dreamers prisoners in Arizona, after a protest at the border, others have taken the path of asylum as a way to solve their deportation.

 

Media reports in San Diego are reporting that “hundreds of foreigners are trying to enter the country in the same way” and even that immigrants are being taught to use key phrases that they can stay in the country.

 

Reports tell of cases in the Port of Entry Otay Mesa, where 199 people have argued a ‘credible fear “to the drug cartels in Mexico.

 

And the validation of Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS) of the status of “credible fear”, which allowed young people to stay at home and return to their families seems to have generated more of a headache for Immigration.

 

La Opiniòn goes on to quote Marshall Fitz, the immigration policy expert the liberal Center for American Progress, who points out that many would not qualify and it’s not a good ‘long term strategy’ for those attempting to cross the border.

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… Does Dingy Harry Have a Death Wish (Again ?!?!?) …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Wednesday,July 10th,2013

.. Well , it is july , and the United States Senate has returned to session . There are judicial nominations that are pending before the body . Even more so , there are Executive Nominations pending before the body . And , Dingy Harry Reid is presented with a quandry ?

.. for the United States Senate to function , there must be collegiality . Comity and civility would also be helpful . An all – out pissing match power struggle in the body would not be a great idea . Yet , that is what could well happen , say , likely will happen if Dingy Harry sets off the so – called ” nuclear option . ”

.. I call it “so – called , ” because the rules of the body are very specific . It takes a 2/3rd majority of all senators (or , 67 senators) to change what are the Standing Rules of the Senate . Reid wants to “nuke” it , and effect a change in the rules with only 51 votes , or , if need be , 50+VPOTUS . If he does , it will make things right now look like a garden party , by comparison .

.. It will be next to impossible to get anything done , at all .

.. The proximate cause is nominations to federal positions. Republicans have approved more than 1,500 of Obama’s nominees , but are holding up a handful of the most controversial ones , and for good reason . There have been several radical and out-of-line ones , such as nominees to the National Labor Relations Board and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. The NLRB under Obama has become a radical tool in the firm grip of Big Labor. The CFPB is a new creature spawned in the ill-advised Dodd-Frank legislation. The nation is just fine without either one operating at full capacity.

.. The actual cause is that the Democrats want one-party rule by fiat . Obama has tested the waters on that front several times, both by issuing recess appointments when Congress was not even in recess, and most recently by declaring that ObamaCare’s employer mandate will not be enforced when the law he signed requires it, on January 1, 2014. That move was entirely political, to avoid the pain that enforcement would inflict during the 2014 mid-term elections. It was also flagrantly illegal, as the language of the law leaves no room for this maneuver. The Republican-controlled House is investigating, but of course the Democrat-controlled Senate doesn’t care. Congress in control of either party once defended its institutional powers, but under Reid, the Senate puts the Democratic Party’s prerogatives above all.

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… This Immigration Reform Dissolves the Melting Pot …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Thursday,July 4th,2013

… on Amnesty and our English language …

.. Backers of the immigration bill under consideration in the Senate say the legislation encourages illegal aliens to learn English, but that’s apparently not so . They’ve been running ads on conservative talk radio programs insisting that the illegals “must learn English” as a condition of legalization.

.. It figures .

.. The usual suspects, including a group called Americans for a Conservative Direction, backed by establishment Republicans and liberal Facebook billionaire Mark Zuckerberg, are peddling this dubious claim. Most backers of immigration reform have opposed efforts to designate English as the official language. These include POTUS . Earlier this month he used his weekly radio address to claim the immigration reform bill “would provide a pathway to earned citizenship for the 11 million individuals who are in this country illegally — a pathway that includes passing a background check, learning English, paying taxes and a penalty.”

..  We are sure he is serious about the “tax” part ,  but mmigrants are supposed to learn English already under the Immigration and Nationality Act. The Gang of Eight bill actually waters down existing requirements by allowing illegals to qualify for “learning English” status if they sign up for a course , regardless of whether they actually take it. Even if the Gang were serious about the language requirement, it poses a serious  logistical challenge.

.. These people are not all coming from Mexico , from Xentral America , or from the rest of lation America . These migrant who might get the proposes amnesty are from all over the world . That mean language instruction for more than just Spanish speakers , folks . Bringing the entire set of illegals up to fluency in English would require the hiring of thousands of teachers of English as a second language at a cost of millions of dollars.

.. We are a cultural melting pot , merging the best (and , it seems , the worst) of our cultures ., into  one . We are of many faiths , but of one  common language , American English.  It may require a great deal of expense , at first . But , you go the extra mile  , to bring people in from the cold . You help  them to acclimatte  , but voluntarily ., not by force . We all speak our  native tongues , if they are not American English . But we all speak one in  common  . It is not just decency , but dignity  . It is acclimation and cultural fluency  as well as linguistic fuency .

.. The fatal flaw in the Gang of Eight plan is, in fact, its lack of anything encouraging unity; assimilation is an afterthought. Any real reform of the immigration system must take us back to the day we welcomed immigrants and encouraged them to learn our language , our history , our traditions , and our culture , so they could become independent Americans, rather than wards dependent on the state.

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…being a Cry Baby

Posted by paulfromwloh on Tuesday,June 26th,2012

…C ‘ Est Incroyable (in english, roughly , this is incredible) …

… the Obama Administration has , through the Dept of HomeLand Insecurity, its law enforcement co – operation agreements with the state of Arizona , as a result of the Supreme Court ruling…

…. failing to do their job is bad enough …chicken [bleep] political retaliation is waaayy worse…

… if Obama/Biden had any real thoughs of carrying Arizona , they can forget it . the dems in AZ are not happy with their Republican bretheren and sisteren, but they would likely be furious with the ObamaCrap Administration for pulling this kind of stunt …

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AZ v US

Posted by paulfromwloh on Tuesday,June 26th,2012

  Well, the Supreme Court has ruled, and it is a split decision…the justices ruled 8-0 [kagan did not participate] that AZ police could pull over suspected “illegals” (if there was other reasonable) justification, and ask for their papers…

  However, the other 3 part of AZ sb 1070 ere tossed out…one can understand, to a point that the feds define and control immigration…that is, when they get off of their rear ends ,  and enforce the gosh darned law…

  AZ and other states would not be forced to take up the immigration cudgel without good reason..earth to feds — get back in the fight, and enforce the law…

  ….should the national immigrational law be reformed ? Yes . Massively ? No . Retooled ? most defintely . should there be more legal immigration ? i belieieve that there should be , and that it should be rebalanced , with Europe , Africa , South America , and the Carribean Nations getting more of a shot …also , the share of immigration from Asia should be rebalanced from Japan , China, Korea, et al , to the other nations , to give them a fairer shake …

  …. First and Foremost , protect and secure our borders . No immigration reform makes any sense without it ….

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