Current Weather

Falling Waters Forecast, MD (25419)

Cecil Calvert’s Google Search

Custom Search

Today In History

May 2014
M T W T F S S
« Apr    
 1234
567891011
12131415161718
19202122232425
262728293031  

Readers Respond

  • Banff weddings on The Alleged Affair of the Mayor of Baltimore O’Malley and the secret no one wants to talk about – Judge Katie Curran
  • Anonymous on Recent ICE sweep illustrates national DUI epidemic being fueled by illegal immigration
  • vigrx yahoo sports fantasy football plus 06 on The Alleged Affair of the Mayor of Baltimore O’Malley and the secret no one wants to talk about – Judge Katie Curran
  • vigrx plus official site on The Alleged Affair of the Mayor of Baltimore O’Malley and the secret no one wants to talk about – Judge Katie Curran
  • Cecil Calvert on The Alleged Affair of the Mayor of Baltimore O’Malley and the secret no one wants to talk about – Judge Katie Curran

Past Posts and Articles

Help Save Maryland – Amnesty Supporters Getting Frantic – Stand and Fight

LETTER TO THE WASHINGTON POST

 

“My Kingdom for an Ombudsman”

 

Re: “Pressing for reform with children’s arrests”, Sunday, May 4, 2014, Wash Post and “Joining the ‘Dreamers’”, Sunday, May 4, 2014, Wash Post

What can you say about the new Washington Post management team that doesn’t feel the need to retain any modicum of balance or fairness in their reporting, especially on the issue of immigration reform?  The two highly slanted articles referenced were prepared by some of the Post’s top staffers whom without careful oversight have a propensity to write more like drug store novelists then actual reporters presenting all the facts.

Despite statements by the Washington Post that reporters are held accountable for accuracy and fairness by multiple sources, Nakamura and Constable seemingly did not get the memo.  Neither article has one iota of counterpoint journalism which highlights the actual economic, financial or social costs of illegal immigration to U.S. citizens.  Instead readers are subjected in one article to the exotic adventures of illegal immigrant minors being trained and used as arrest targets to garner media coverage.  In the other article, I suppose readers were expected to now stop focusing on Hispanic illegal immigrants, the vast majority of all illegal immigrants in the country  because the Post miraculously uncovered one South Korean student in Virginia without legal presence. 

Overall, readers were effectively forced to blindly approve the reported lawless activities (living, driving and working without legal presence), questionable organizations and tactics (radical groups using children as political pawns as if illegal immigration somehow compares to the 60’s Civil Rights Movement), and a fait accompli that President Obama’s Executive Order created Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) is the permanent law of the land (temporary two-year action).

One would think the Washington Post would show some concern and compassion for the 20 million American citizens who are unemployed and struggling to support their families and dreams. 

 

Brad Botwin

Director, Help Save Maryland.org

 

———————————————————————————————————————————————

 

MORE MARYLAND “DREAMERS” IN ACTION

ANOTHER BLACK AMERICAN IN PRINCE GEORGE’S COUNTY PAYS THE ULTIMATE PRICE FOR THE LACK OF IMMIGRATION ENFORCEMENT.  NOT FAR FROM CASA OF MARYLAND HEADQUARTERS.

“Teens commit crime ‘in order to gain notoriety’ within a gang, Prince George’s police say”

By Lynh Bui and Ovetta Wiggins, Published: May 15 , Washington Post

A man found dead along the Northwest Branch Trail in Langley Park on Saturday may have been fatally stabbed by three teenagers seeking to “gain notoriety” within a gang, authorities said Thursday.

Police charged Nelson Rivera-Anaya, 15; Angel Contreras, 14; and a 13-year-old with first-degree murder in connection with the death of 19-year-old Akinlkey Osafa Warner, authorities said. Officials did not release the name of the 13-year-old, who by law cannot be charged as an adult.

 

Two of the suspects are students at Buck Lodge Middle School in Adelphi and the third is a former student there. Police said all three might have connections to the MS-13 gang.

Warner’s father, Orin Warner, said his son was “a hard worker” who was studying criminal justice at Prince George’s County Community College. “He wanted to be somebody,” Orin Walker said. His son also planned to enlist in the military next year. “He wanted to make something of his life,” he said.

 

Investigators think that Warner went to the park Saturday with three people he knew, including one who was there for a possible drug sale, police said. During the alleged transaction, Warner and the three people with him were assaulted.

Police were called to a secluded section of the park, near 15th Avenue and Quebec Street, about 11:30 p.m. and found Warner suffering from multiple stab wounds, authorities said.

 

Detectives do not think that Warner was associated with a gang or directly involved in the alleged drug sale, said Lt. William Alexander, a county police spokesman. But he added that police are “still investigating the nature of the relationships between all involved.”

 

Police Capt. Jimmy Simms said that it is “very unusual” for juveniles to be charged in homicide cases but not unheard of.

 

“It doesn’t happen very often,” said Simms, who is with the county’s homicide division. “While there’s satisfaction in bringing closure for a victim’s family, it is also very tragic for the families of the juveniles involved in the crime.”

On Monday, shortly after learning that the suspects had a connection to Buck Lodge, police placed two officers at the school, according to Rex Barrett, the director of security services for the school system. The additional security will remain in place at the school, which is outfitted with cameras and electronic entry, until classes end next month.

 

Nelson withdrew from Buck Lodge on April 4, according to school officials, but the other two teens arrested were still enrolled. Nelson and Angel are in jail and the 13-year-old is being held at the Cheltenham Youth Facility, police said.

The school system has also added a security investigator to patrol the school, Barrett said.

 

“Buck Lodge has been off the radar,” Barrett said, noting that the school has had no violent incidents this year and previously had only one security assistant.

The county has worked for years to identify students who might engage in “negative behavior” so it can provide mentoring, counseling and other resources. Barrett said that overall incidents in county schools have dropped about 15 percent this year.

 

School officials plan to work more closely with the police department and parents during the next school year to identify at-risk students, including those who might join a gang, Barrett said.

“We’re trying to set up schools as a sanctuary,” Barrett said. “Our goal is to keep kids in school, help them to be a success, to graduate and go to college, and that requires keeping them safe.”

Schools Chief Kevin M. Maxwell served as principal of Buck Lodge and Northwestern High School, which are both in the Hyattsville area, for more than a decade. He said although he understands residents’ angst, he wanted to assure parents that “nobody should think that our schools are a place to feel fearful.”

 

“Gangs don’t organize around schools, they organize around communities,” Maxwell said. “It’s not like [gangs] are setting up shop in Buck Lodge, or any other school in the county for that matter.”

Warner had come to the United States in 2010 from Guyana with his family and worked as a cashier at a Giant in Northwest Washington while going to school, his father said. “We’re trying for the American dream like everyone else,” said Orin Warner, who added that his son had recently saved enough money to buy a new Acura. “He’s a very good child.”

 

Prince George’s police are asking anyone with information on this case to call 1-866-411-TIPS.

 

Arelis R. Hernández contributed to this report.

 

————————————————————————————————————————————————————–

 INTERESTING INTERVIEW WITH TEXAS CONGRESSMAN LAMAR SMITH ON OBAMA/DHS RELEASING ILLEGAL ALIEN CRIMINALS!

 “Lamar Smith: ICE Release of Illegal Immigrants Like ‘Jailbreak’”

 

Thursday, 15 May 2014 04:30 PM

   NewsMax.com

 http://www.newsmax.com/NewsmaxTv/illegal-immigrants-criminal-charges/2014/05/15/id/571584#ixzz32J8A3Jjp 

——————————————————————————————————————————————————————————-

 

 

SO THIS IS WHERE ALL THE ENFORCEMENT ACTIVITIES ARE TAKING PLACE NEAR THE BORDER WITH MEXICO

 

“State officials slap feds: New Mexico board orders Forest Service fence opened”

Clash over cattle follows feds’ dispute with Bundy

 

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2014/may/12/new-mexico-board-orders-forest-service-gates-opene/

 

 

—————————————————————————————————————————————————————————-

 

DUMB QUOTE OF THE WEEK - 

 

“If the Republicans don’t pass immigration reform this year, they shouldn’t bother to run a candidate in 2016.  Think about it.  Think about who the voters are”

 

U.S. Chamber of Commerce President Tom Donohue

 

BETTER IDEA –  Maybe U.S. Chamber of Commerce members should start hiring American citizens for a change.  Requiring usage of the Federal E-Verify Employment screening system would greatly help the cause and shutdown loudmouth bullies like Donohue.

 

 

————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————–

 

 

THE THERAPY SESSIONS MAY BE HAVING A POSITIVE EFFECT!

 

“GOP: We’ll move immigration reform if we take back Senate”

 

By Alexander Bolton – 05/15/14 06:00 AM EDT TheHill.com

Senate Republicans say they’ll try to pass immigration reform legislation in the next two years if they take back the Senate in November. 

 

The Republicans say winning back the Senate will allow them to pass a series of bills on their own terms that have a better chance of winning approval in the House. 

 

Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), a central member of the coalition that passed a comprehensive reform bill in the Senate last year, said he would craft a better legislative approach if Republicans control the upper chamber in 2015.

That would give his party a chance to pass immigration legislation before the presidential election, when Hispanic voters will be crucial to winning the White House.

 

But Democrats are threatening that if the House does not pass a comprehensive immigration reform bill this year the issue will be dead in 2015 and 2016, sinking the GOP brand among Hispanics ahead of the 2016 election.

 

“I certainly think we can make progress on immigration particularly on topics like modernizing our legal immigration system, improving our mechanisms for enforcing the law and I think if you did those things you could actually make some progress on addressing those who are illegally,” Rubio said Wednesday evening of the prospects of passing immigration reform in 2015. 

 

He said the Senate next year should pass immigration reform through a series of sequential bills that build upon each other to enact comprehensive reform. This approach would be more palatable in the House, he said. 

 

Rubio said he was not fully satisfied with the comprehensive bill that passed the Senate last year, adding Republicans would “absolutely” pass better legislation if they pick up six or more seats in the midterm election. 

 

Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), who is poised to take over as chairman of the Judiciary Committee, said he will vote to pass immigration legislation in the next Congress if Republicans ascend to the majority.

 

“We’d start over again next year,” Grassley said, when asked about the next steps if Congress does not pass immigration reform by September.

“I’d make a decision about whether you could get more done by separate bills or a comprehensive bill,” he said.

 

Grassley said he may have supported the 2013 Senate immigration bill if it had tougher border security and interior enforcement provisions. 

 

“For that reason, not for the legal immigration stuff that’s in it,” he said, explaining why he voted against it.

 

Some Republicans, such as Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.), strongly oppose increasing legal immigration.

 

“Washington can’t rewrite the law of supply and demand: we can’t rebuild our middle class if we continue to bring in record numbers of new workers for companies to hire at the lowest available wage,” he said.

 

Only 14 Republicans voted for the Senate bill, which conservative critics panned for giving too much discretion to the Obama administration in deciding how its border security requirements would be met.  

 

Senate Republicans believe that House Republicans would be more likely to pass immigration reform if the midterm election shifts control of the upper chamber because it would be easier to negotiate a Senate-House compromise.

 

House conservatives have opposed bringing immigration legislation to the House floor because they fear even a narrow bill could be used as a vehicle to jam the sprawling Senate bill through the House. That threat would be less dire if the Senate passed a series of smaller immigration reform bills.

 

“It could pass if we break it down into smaller pieces,” said Senate Republican Whip John Cornyn (Texas). “[The House] has always been amenable to passing smaller bills on a step-by-step basis.”

 

Once Congress passes legislation to tighten border security and interior enforcement, it could pave the way for a deal legalizing an estimated 11 million illegal immigrants, expanding work visas and enlarging the flow of legal immigration, Senate Republicans argue.

 

Democrats, however, would balk at reforming the nation’s immigration laws through a variety of separate bills.

 

Sen. Charles Schumer (N.Y.), the lead author of the comprehensive Senate immigration bill, signaled Wednesday that Democrats would not be willing to join in such an effort.

He threatened to force Republicans to pay the price in the presidential election if they do not agree to pass a reform by year’s end.

He said House Republicans have a narrow window between early June and the August recess to act.

 

“I am saying that if Speaker [John] Boehner [Ohio], [House Majority] Leader [Eric] Cantor [Va.], and other Republican leaders refuse to schedule a vote on immigration reform during this window, it will not pass until 2017 at the earliest,” he said on the Senate floor Wednesday.

 

“I believe it would then pass in 2017 after Republicans take a shellacking in the Presidential election,” he added.

 

Schumer said in a subsequent interview that the reform effort would be dead because the conservative political dynamics of the 2016 presidential primary would pull the GOP too far to the right to pass legislation in 2015 or 2016.

Rubio, who is mulling a White House bid, disputed Schumer’s analysis.

 

“I don’t agree with that,” he said. “I understand there’s some conventional wisdom out there in that regard but I don’t believe that to be true.”

 

He said he does not plan to walk away from immigration reform in the next Congress, even if he pursues a presidential bid.

 

Rubio said he would support an immigration reform push in 2015 as a piecemeal process, the same approach endorsed by Cornyn and House Republican leaders.

 

“What I do think is possible is to make progress on it in a sequential way that builds on each bill that we pass,” he said. 

 

But Rubio said he doesn’t see himself supporting a bill that tries to overhaul the entire immigration system in one swoop. 

 

“I don’t think a comprehensive bill can pass. I don’t want to us to waste another two years on an approach that has no chance of passing,” he said. “This idea that immigration reform means you have to all do it in one bill is ridiculous. It’s the reason why they haven’t succeeded doing anything on it.”

Read more: http://thehill.com/homenews/senate/206177-gop-well-move-immigration-reform-if-we-take-back-senate#ixzz32JEsMiFW

 

 

 

 Brad Botwin, Director, Help Save Maryland.org

Help Save Maryland – SAVE THE DATE – - THURSDAY, MAY 22, 4:30PM – 7PM — JOIN HELP SAVE MARYLAND IN ACTION – MORE INFORMATION COMING SOON

 

SAVE THE DATE – - THURSDAY, MAY 22,  4:30PM – 7PM  — JOIN HELP SAVE MARYLAND IN ACTION – MORE INFORMATION COMING SOON

 

 

 

 

 

Right fights back on immigration

 

AMERICANS FIRST!

 

Getty Images

By Alexander Bolton – 05/02/14 06:00 AM EDT

Conservative activists have launched an election-year effort to get Republicans to sign a pledge that renounces President Obama’s immigration reform movement.

Critics of the Senate-passed immigration bill are copying a tactic that has proved wildly successful in battling tax increases.

 

They are pushing Republican candidates to sign a pledge to oppose three key components of Obama’s reform agenda. In the past week, it has become an issue in several competitive Republican primaries around the country.

It is modeled on the concept that anti-tax activist Grover Norquist made famous with the Taxpayer Protection Pledge.

 

Laura Ingraham, a popular conservative radio host, is squarely behind the effort, which is sponsored by the Federation for American Immigration Reform Congressional Task Force. She is tracking which members of Congress and candidates sign the pledge.

 

In Mississippi, state Sen. Chris McDaniel, who is challenging Sen. Thad Cochran in the Republican primary, this week announced his support for the pledge during an appearance on Ingraham’s show.

 

“I did sign it and I believe in it,” he told her. “I think it’s time for us to focus on the America worker for a change. That should be our focus.

 

“What we’ve seen over the last many years is wage stagnation, we’ve seen growth in welfare programs, we’ve even seen shrinking workforce participation,” he added.

 

The pledge requires that signatories promise to oppose any form of work authorization for the estimated 11 million illegal immigrants living in United States. It binds them to oppose legislation that would increase the number of legal immigrants allowed in the country and reject proposals to increase the number of guest workers.

 

New York Assemblywoman Claudia Tenney, who is challenging Rep. Richard Hanna in the Republican primary in New York’s 22nd Congressional District, has signed it. So have three Republicans running in the primary to replace retiring Rep. Spencer Bachus (R) in Alabama’s 6th District.

 

Cochran told The Hill Thursday that he would have to read the immigration pledge carefully before making a decision.

 

“I haven’t looked at it,” he said. “I think I’ll read it.”

 

He said he wouldn’t let his “opponent or any pressure group try to get commitments from me about how to vote on something that isn’t an issue before the Senate.”

 

Ingraham blasted Will Brooke, a businessman and prominent contender in the race for Bachus’s seat in Alabama, after he initially declined to sign the pledge.

 

“If you don’t sign this pledge, then you’re not someone who believes in true border enforcement and you’re someone, apparently, who trusts the Obama administration to implement immigration reform,” she said.

Ingraham touted to her listeners Brooke’s rivals, state Sen. Scott Beason, businessman Tom Vigneulle and state Rep. Paul DeMarco, for signing the pledge.

 

The rough treatment caused Brooke to change his mind quickly. His staff called Ingraham’s staff after the show to say the candidate would sign the pledge.

Renee Gamela, a spokesman for Hanna, did not respond to a request for comment on the pledge.

 

So far, former Wall Street trader and radio host Frank Roche, who is running to unseat Renee Ellmers (R) in North Carolina’s 2nd Congressional District, and economics professor David Brat, who is running against House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.), have also signed the pledge. Ellmers and Cantor have not.

 

Sen. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) on Thursday afternoon blasted House Republican leaders for not facing down conservatives in their party who oppose granting legal status to millions of immigrants.

“The reason the House has done nothing on immigration is because House Republicans have handed the gavel of leadership on immigration to far-right extremists like Congressman Steve King [(R-Iowa)],” he said in a fiery floor speech, making reference to one of the chief opponents of the Senate immigration bill.

 

Activists who oppose granting legal status to people living in the country illegally as well as higher immigration flows have stepped up their activity in the wake of recent signs that immigration reform legislation could hit the House floor this summer.

 

Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) said over the April recess that he is hell-bent on passing immigration reform this year, according to The Wall Street Journal. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (Wash.), the No. 4-ranking House Republican, said a bill could reach the floor by August.

 

Mark Krikorian, executive director of the Center for Immigration Studies, which promotes lower immigration flows, said the pledge is useful because many Republicans state they are opposed to “amnesty” but nevertheless favor treating illegal immigrants nearly as leniently. He said these self-proclaimed anti-amnesty Republicans may also be tempted to support reforms that would greatly expand the rate of legal immigration.

 

“George W. Bush said he was against amnesty,” Krikorian noted. The Bush administration pushed comprehensive immigration reform legislation in 2006 and 2007.

“Grover’s pledge has been remarkably successful,” he added. “Pledges like this work best if they are very clear and simple.”

 

Schumer warned that Republicans would never win over Hispanic and other centrist voters as long as they continue to oppose immigration reform.

 

“If Republicans continue to kowtow to the hard right on immigration reform, they’ll consign themselves to being the minority party for a decade,” he said.

 

Proponents of immigration reform have touted recent statements by centrist Republicans pledging support for granting legal status to illegal immigrants.

Illinois GOP Reps. Aaron Schock and Adam Kinzinger announced late last month they would support legalization of people living in the United States illegally.

 

 

 

Read more: http://thehill.com/homenews/205013-right-fights-back-on-immigration#ixzz31LyHk7jm <http://thehill.com/homenews/205013-right-fights-back-on-immigration#ixzz31LyHk7jm>

 

———————————————————————————————————————————————————————-

 

 

EDITORIAL: “No rooms for lawbreakers”

 

Supreme Court says it’s OK to tell illegals to ‘get out of Dodge’

 

 

By THE WASHINGTON TIMES, Wednesday, May 7, 2014

 

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi says America should celebrate Cinco de Mayo by enacting an amnesty for illegal aliens. The U.S. Supreme Court celebrated the Mexican national holiday this week with a brighter idea.

 

The justices let stand a lower-court decision enabling municipal discrimination against lawbreakers. The city of Fremont, Neb., had adopted an ordinance barring landlords from renting apartments to illegal aliens. The 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals had upheld the ordinance in a decision that is now binding.

 

“This is a final and complete victory for Fremont,” Kris W. Kobach, the ordinance author who is also the secretary of state of Kansas, said on hearing the news. “It is beyond question that every city in the [states of the] 8th Circuit has the ability to adopt the Fremont ordinance, word for word.” On Facebook, Mr. Kobach said, “The ACLU has been defeated.”

 

Enacted by voters four years ago, Fremont Ordinance 5165 has survived numerous legal challenges. An attempt to repeal the ordinance by popular vote in February failed, when nearly 60 percent of the voters ratified it.

The Fremont statute requires prospective tenants to obtain a $5 occupancy license and declare their immigration status before they can rent a residence. Police in Fremont, population 25,000, are enabled to check an occupancy license against a federal list of illegal aliens. When it finds one, the license is revoked.

 

The ordinance includes provisions requiring “all entities doing business in the city of Fremont that employ one or more persons” to register in the E-Verify program. Such an entity must “execute an affidavit stating that [it doesn't] knowingly employ any person who is an unauthorized alien.” These measures were not challenged, but legal challenges of the rental provisions required the city to solicit donations to a legal defense fund. Fremont is the county seat of Dodge County, so the ordinance tells illegals to “get out of Dodge.”

 

Liberals usually like criminal background checks, such as checks for prospective buyers of guns, but not to uncover lawbreakers in houses and apartment houses. The Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund argued before the appeals court that the ordinance is racist and unconstitutional. A three-judge lower court panel disagreed, and concluded that the ordinance neither discriminates against Hispanics nor interferes with federal immigration laws.

 

The losers in court vow to monitor enforcement of the ordinance and promise new lawsuits if tenants report discrimination. “There has to be a very serious opposition to these kinds of laws,” says Thomas Saenz, the general counsel of the defense fund, “because they’re anti-business and anti-human rights.”

 

Patchwork enforcement of immigration law is not the way to the rule of law, and the Fremont ordinance wouldn’t be necessary if the Obama administration would do its duty and effectively enforce the law at the border. The nation’s greatest strength is the regulated tide of immigrants, with its invitation to the melting pot. Immigrants who follow the rules are hurt most by the official conveyance of favors and subsidies to those who cheat the system.

 

 

Read more: http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2014/may/7/editorial-no-rooms-for-lawbreakers/#ixzz31M0JRyEf

 

 

—————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————–

 

 

“Immigration’s Impact on Republican Political Prospects, 1980 to 2012″

By James G. Gimpel April 2014

 

http://cis.org/immigration-impacts-on-republican-prospects-1980-2012

 

 

“The study led by the University of Maryland’s James G. Gimpel, confirms the center’s 2010 findings that mass immigration takes votes away from Republicans and gives them to Democrats. “Each one percentage-point increase in the immigrant share of a large county’s population,” Mr. Gimpel concludes, “reduces the Republican share of the two-party vote by nearly 0.6 percentage points, on average.”

 

The conclusions further note that the “enormous flow” of legal immigrants into the country — 29.5 million from 1980 to 2012 — “has remade and continues to remake the nation’s electorate in favor of the Democratic Party.” It’s no coincidence that Republicans have lost the popular vote in five of the past six presidential elections, and won the sixth only narrowly. No Republican presidential nominee since 1980 has won more than 40 percent of the Hispanic vote. Enactment of the Gang of Eight bill “would accelerate this process.”

 

This explains why House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi is making “immigration reform” her top legislative priority and has gone on the road to push it.”

 

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2014/apr/15/editorial-the-permanent-edge/

 

 

————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————

 

Mindless Quote of the Week

 

Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) said Wednesday that immigrants living in the United States illegally are not going home, and that the U.S. has no practical way of forcing them to leave.

 

“They’re not going home. And so why don’t we give them a path to citizenship,” McCain asked at Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy Jr. forum.

 

“There are not enough buses to deport them,” he added. “It’s de facto amnesty.”

 

——————————————————————————————————————————————————————————–

 

“MORE FIBBING ABOUT IMMIGRATION REFORM  – Mass deportations don’t top the Republican to-do list”

 

 

By William Chip, Monday, April 28, 2014

<http://www.washingtontimes.com/topics/social-issues/>

<http://www.facebook.com/pages/WashingtonTimescom/35994014410>

Immigration reform can be “comprehensive” only if it answers three crucial questions: What number of immigrants can we assimilate without burdening our infrastructure, schools, labor markets and welfare programs? Within that number, what priority should be given to relatives of prior immigrants, skilled workers and refugees? What humane but effective measures will deter immigration by those ineligible for visas?

 

These are tough questions, and they were not made any easier when House Speaker John A. Boehner last week derided members of his own caucus who think that finding the right answers is more important than getting the questions “off the table.” Surely, the right answers will be easier to find if we focus on the real choices to be made, not on false choices packaged as sound bites.

 

Foremost among the false choices driving the current immigration debate is that between granting permanent residence to the 11 million illegal aliens thought to be living here or else deporting them en masse. Among countless examples is a Feb. 12 statement to C-SPAN by Rep. Luis V. Gutierrez, Illinois Democrat, in which he punctuated his call for a suspension of deportations by asking: “Can you imagine trying to round up 11 million people?”

 

In fact, if we don’t entice the whole illegal population to stay through a blanket offering of permanent legal residence, a great many of them will eventually go home on their own. Like Americans working overseas, they miss their native countries and their extended families.

 

Many are here to achieve a limited objective, such as building modest homes for their families in the villages where they were born. According to the Pew Hispanic Center, approximately 1.4 million illegal aliens returned to Mexico alone between 2005 and 2010.

 

To be sure, even without an amnesty, many illegal aliens will stay on indefinitely, living in the so-called “shadows.” Whether it is 2 million or 5 million, who has ever said that we should “round them all up” in order to deport them?

 

I have served for three decades on the advisory board of the nation’s oldest immigration reform organization and have met most of the politicians, advocates and pundits who support lower levels of immigration and better enforcement of immigration laws. Not one of them has ever promoted or even spoken of mass deportations as a viable tool of immigration policy.

 

Eleven million illegal aliens sounds like a lot of people, but according to the U.S. Office of Immigration Statistics, the United States received 165 million foreign visitors in 2012. If we are helpless in the face of 11 million aliens who happen to be here today and aren’t disposed to leave, what are we to do with the 11 million aliens who may arrive in the next three weeks? They will come, often with families, to shop, see the sights, conduct business, attend school or fill temporary jobs, in most cases benefiting us as well as them.

 

However, in order to enjoy the benefits of those 11 million international visitors without being overwhelmed by overstayers, we cannot rely upon the “hard power” of arrest and deportation. We must depend instead on the “soft power” of withholding the means of a comfortable permanent residence, especially the opportunity to make a steady living.

 

Advocates of immigration reform understand this reality. In order to prevent the formation of a massive, new illegal population in the future, the comprehensive immigration bill passed by the Senate last year does not propose a more robust deportation program. Instead, it promises that all employers would eventually be required to verify that every new employee has a valid Social Security number.

 

In other words, a critical premise of “comprehensive” reform is that after reform is enacted, unlawfully present aliens will find it very difficult to get a job, will eventually run out of money and will quietly board a plane or a bus to go home. Deportation will be reserved for criminals and vagrants whose lifestyle permits them to reside here without honest work.

 

Yet, if mandatory employer verification will work for aliens coming here in the future, why not for illegal aliens who are already here? Amnesty advocates say that illegal aliens overwhelmingly come here to work, and I agree with them. Many are low-skilled laborers who change jobs frequently. Like the aliens on temporary work visas who labor beside them, illegal workers will become unemployable when their current jobs come to an end and, like their legal alien co-workers, will eventually need to go home. No need for mass deportations.

 

There may be a case for legalizing illegal aliens who were brought here as small children. There may also be a case for giving other illegal aliens a temporary residence permit to provide time for them to relocate their families and for their employers to find replacement workers from among the army of unemployed Americans.

 

However, such cases should be evaluated on their merits and not under the false supposition that the only alternative to blanket legalization of 11 million illegal aliens is “rounding them up.”

William Chip is a lawyer and a member of the Center for Immigration Studies’ board of directors.

 

 

Read more: http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2014/apr/28/chip-more-fibbing-about-immigration-reform/#ixzz31M5l9HaW

Alex Mooney – Why You Should Not Vote For Mooney, District 2, Congress – A Vote For Mooney, Is A Vote For A Self Centered Career Politician

Alex Mooney  - Why You Should Not Vote For Mooney, District 2, Congress

For the last couple of days, a couple people have been trying to get answers from Alex Mooney regarding specific issues, and it always comes back as, if you are not a supporter, I will block you from my facebook page:

https://www.facebook.com/MooneyforWV

So last evening, someone who will remain anonymous for the time being, asked some very detailed questions to Mr. Mooney via Phone Call, therefore, being able to confirm or not confirm, is strictly left up to what you believe or not believe, however, the whole conversation that took place on the phone was emailed to me last evening.  I find some answers to be, say, very astonishing, as I have always known alot of the truth about him and why he left Maryland and why he was forced to resign as MD GOP Chair in Maryland.  I can not post the email with the Q and A currently until there has been further confirmation on what took place, but they were horrible answers that pretty much stated what I have come to know of Alex Mooney, a self centered, self absorbed politician who only cares about himself and not truly what representing the people is really about.  He refused to answer questions regarding fund raising, stating, “No Comment”, referencing that he went out of state for just about all of his fund raising.  I will tell you this, if he wins the R nomination in the Primary, I will support his democratic challenger and provide him with all the stuff I have on Alex.

As you can see in this article, while MD GOP Chair, he was busy raising money for a possible campaign run for Congress for retired Congressman, Roscoe Bartletts seat.

http://redmaryland.blogspot.com/2012/11/alex-mooney-must-resign.html#.U2ZL6vldWdw

Alex Mooney Must Resign

 

Alex Mooney must resign.

 

When former state senator Alex Mooney won the race for MGOP chair two years ago, we warned that his biggest drawback wasn’t his ability to raise money or, organize, rather it was that he saw the position of MDGOP chair as a place holder position until he could seek another elected office.

 

Indeed, Mooney was an excellent fundraiser, just not for the party.  While MDGOP was mired in $120,000 debt, he was busy raising $108,00 for a 2012 congressional campaign to replace Roscoe Bartlett.  In the end, Mooney decided not to run. However, he filed a paperwork indicating he was keeping that money to run in 2014, and then he promptly took a job in Bartlett’s office.

 

Much hay was made of Mooney violating House ethics rules barring a congressional staffer from working for their boss while running to succeed them.  However, that distracts from the real issue: that Mooney was focused more on running for Congress than his duties as MDGOP Chair.

 

In an unprecedented petition campaign, conservative activists, through MDPetitions.com, placed three measures on the ballot challenging Democratic overreach on in-state tuition for illegal immigrants, gay marriage, and gerrymandering Maryland’s congressional redistricting map.  While the Democratic machine organized and raised funds to defend their policies, there was no coordinated effort by MDGOP to ensure those laws were defeated at referendum.  The defeat on questions 4 through 6, and to some extent question 7, lies squarely on Alex Mooney.  Instead of organizing and raising money to win those races, Mooney was busy helping Roscoe Bartlett get shellacked by 20 points.

—————————————————————————————————————–

So what Alex did, was after resiging from the MD GOP, he stated that the money he raised for himself, he would use for a future possible run for office in Maryland.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/md-politics/mooney-announces-resignation-as-marylandgop-chairman/2013/02/09/0291eaa6-72fc-11e2-8b8d-e0b59a1b8e2a_story.html

Last year, Mooney considered running for the 6th congressional district seat held at the time by then-Rep. Roscoe Bartlett (R-Md.) — but ultimately backed off.

During the meeting with GOP leaders on Saturday, Mooney said he would not rule out seeking the seat at some point in the future, according to a participant. The seat was won in November by Rep. John Delaney (D-Md.), who was aided by a more favorable congressional map drawn by Democrats in the General Assembly.

Republicans, who are outnumbered 2-to-1 among Maryland voters, are also expected to face some tough fights in the legislature in 2014 because of new districts redrawn by the Democratic-led legislature last year.

Mooney said he will submit his official letter of resignation by March 1, allowing for the election of a new state party chairman on April 20.

—————————————————————————————————————-

So Alex Mooney ended up fleeing Maryland last year, stating he was exiled from Maryland, runs TV Ads here stating he had moved over her to retain his freedoms or rights, one or the other, but yet he was exiled?.  Yet, within 6 months of moving to West Virginia, filed to run for Congress here.  The money in donations that he got in Maryland while forming an exploratory campaign for Congress, over 100,000 was brought with him over to West Virginia to use in running for Congress here.  Why didn’t he return the money to those who donated to him for a possible run later on in Maryland as he stated?  Getting the picture now? A Career Politician who is constantly changing his mind and sometimes his views?  Yesterday, the Journal ran an article on Alex Mooney on his fundraising, most of which was done out of the state of West Virginia, you will have to purchase the paper because it is not in electronic print as of yet, however, it clearly stated that he was more oft in Maryland and DC at the Capital Club, and Virginia than he was in West Virginia, apparently raising approx 10k, the rest from other surrounding states.

 

New and Shocking News Coming out about Alex Mooney for Congress, District 2, Soon…

Stay tuned for all the details…..

UPDATE: As I Have Posted Before About Alex Mooney’s Votes for Illegal Aliens and Abortions, Now He Flip Flops on the war on EPA to Fight for Coal – Mooney Blocks Jeff Werner From His Facebook Page Because of the Truth – Alex Mooney Is The Worst Choice You Can Ever Make!!!!!

As I get updated information and facts that may be disputable in nature from information provided me in the past, I will update with that information, Alex has a passable energy record, but not one of excellence, his votes on Energy are marginal at best, but as I always say, if someone else comes to me with more facts, I will always put that side of it in as well:

 

Alex Mooney again is fibbing to the voters of West Virginia, in this article, you can see Charlotte Lane calling him out for flip flopping.  This is not uncommon for Mooney as he will bend you over backwards  to get your vote.  Just like what he did in Maryland, with his lies about a possible future run for State office or Congress with the 200k he raised during an exploratory campaign while working for Roscoe Bartlett, he took that money over to West Virginia to run for Congress instead.  Sure Alex Mooney likes to sue people for whatever they say, but I am protected and he can try whatever he wants, the facts remain, I have the goods on him.

http://www.eenews.net/stories/1059996062

Conservative favorite in W.Va. race accused by foe of flip-flopping on coal

So I went to Alex Mooney’s facebook page under 2 accounts posting the facts about him regarding his votes for Illegal Aliens and Abortions, and immediately he removed them and blocked me.  Alex, if you have nothing to hide, than why are you blocking my posts about your work in Maryland and why you were forced to resign in Maryland?  What are you afraid of, the truth coming out?

So here is what I posted to Alex Mooney on his facebook page that he blocked:

Alex voted at least five times against capping or reducing greenhouse gas emissions (SB 154, 3/20/06; SB 154, 3/31/06; SB 309, 3/24/08; SB 278, 3/2/09; SB 278, 4/13/09) • Alex Mooney sponsored the amendment to invalidate solar energy requirements for utility companies by making them optional. (SB277, 4/1/10) • Alex Mooney voted against increasing the percentage of solar energy electricity that utility companies are required to purchase. (SB277, 4/2/10; SB277, 4/12/10) • Alex Mooney voted against requiring electricity companies to increase the percentage of retail electricity sales coming from renewable energy sources. (HB375, 4/7/08) • Alex voted to expand the ability to coal mine on lands with “dormant mineral interests.” (SB 288, 03/24/10) • Alex voted to enable mining to continue on lands that have been designated as part of an “agricultural district” (SB 133, 02/22/08) • Alex voted for an excise tax exemption for vehicles used in coal mining (SB 511, 03/09/00)

 

I am not authorized to provide you with the votes

 

Unless you are my supporter, than stop messaging me, I will block you from this group

Help Save Maryland – Who Are The Real Law-Breakers Now

Help Save Maryland – Who Are The Real Law-Breakers Now?

 

Who Are The Real Law-Breakers Now?

 

Rumors abound that Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson is weighing limiting illegal alien deportations even further.  Yikes!  Deportations are almost at record lows now!  Johnson’s current policy (really Obama’s policy) of counting Mexicans who put one foot across the border, then sending them back to Mexico counted as an “Official Deportation is well, as bad as telling the American People “If You Like Your Health Insurance, You Can Keep It”.  

 

One rumor has Jeh Johnson allowing illegals who have re-entered the country after they have been deported previously, and those who are fugitives from immigration proceedings, as being exempt from deportation. 

 

Good chance this new policy will be announced on May Day, May 1, 2014  when CASA of Maryland, the SEIU, the National Council of La Raza (The Race) and other illegal alien facilitating organizations converge on the White House demanding the elimination of the federal ICE Secure Communities Program and all deportation activities again illegal aliens.

 

“Homeland Security chief weighs curbing deportations”  Washington Times, 4/22/14  

 

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2014/apr/21/apnewsbreak-us-weighs-curbing-deportations/?page=all

 

 

 

 

22 Senators Remind Obama That Nullifying Immigration Laws Threatens Constitutional System

 

On Thursday, April 24, 22 Senators who support the Rule of Law in this country sent Obama an in your face letter demanding that he stop his reckless, lawless, whimsical  policies of voiding U.S. immigration laws. 

 

The original Gang of Eight drafters of the Senate Amnesty legislation, including Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) were all unable to locate a writing instrument in time and thus did not sign the letter.    

 

 

http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2014/04/24/Senators-Denounce-Obama-for-Threatening-Entire-Constitutional-System-By-Nullifying-Immigration-Laws 

 

 

 

See the Senate letter to the President in the link below.   I love the last paragraph.  “You swore an oath to preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States.  We therefore ask you to uphold and to carry out the duties required by the Constitution and entrusted to you by the American people”.  

 

This will look lovely when framed and hung on a wall in the future Obama Presidential Library!  My checkbook is ready to help build that library, the earlier the better.   

 

http://www.sessions.senate.gov/public/_cache/files/ab2bd351-269b-4e2e-89ca-4339d177c02c/letter-to-president-obama-on-april-24-2014.pdf

 

 

 

 

 

It Must Be Spring, Cause The Daffodils, Honey Bees and Day Laborers Are In Popping Up Everywhere! 

 

 

Once again the illegal alien support group CASA of Maryland is spending taxpayer dollars running ads in the Gazette Newspaper (see attached) trying to hoodwink honest Marylanders into hiring illegal alien day laborers.  “Need help with a home or garden project?  Hire Honest, Reliable, Professional Workers!”.   The Shady Grove and Wheaton Illegal Alien Worker Centers are highlighted in this ad.

 

Let’s look at the facts: 

 

“Honest” – The workers, 90 plus percent Hispanic and mostly illegal aliens, arrived or continued their stay in the U.S. without proper authorization.  They are illegal aliens who CASA, the Montgomery County Government and the Federal Government have little or no information about. 

 

It’s a wonderful “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy between CASA and the County Government.  They may be hard-working illegals could be rapists, murderers, child molesters.  Just the type of person you want in close proximity to your family and friends or in your home.

 

“Reliable” – Well they do show up at the taxpayer funded CASA of Maryland run sites looking for work.  But usually not at Federal Court for their deportation hearings!  Workers get a place to hang out, bathrooms, snacks, television, movies, etc.   Workers are paid in cash by those that hire them.  So the illegal alien worker and the hiring party (individual or company) pay no federal, state, local, social security taxes, workers compensation, unemployment insurance, etc., as would a legal worker and honest employer.

 

“Professional”   – Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.  Most only speak Spanish and are uneducated and unskilled.  They are also NOT licensed or bonded like a legitimate company, so if they destroy your house or get hurt doing it, its all on you in the court room.  You have been warned.

 

Please contact the Gazette Editor, Doug Tallman and demand Truth in Advertising.  The Gazette must stop running CASA of Maryland ads which promote illegal activities and jeopardize the safety and well-being of Montgomery County Citizens.

 

Contact the Gazette Editor   -  Doug Tallman   [email protected]   301-670-2040

 

 

 

 

 

 

“Amnesty for Illegals Can’t be Defended”

April 21, 2014

By Raynard Jackson

NNPA Columnist

 

I am totally perplexed by Republicans who advocate amnesty for those who entered the U.S. illegally.  We Republicans are supposed to be the party of law and order,  a party that stands on clearly defined principles. Let’s cut through the pompous rhetoric: The issue of amnesty is only about cheap labor.  All the other arguments are merely background noise.

 

With the national unemployment rate just under 8 percent, how can you argue that illegals are doing jobs that Americans refuse to do?  With all the unemployed engineers (partly because of the shutdown of NASA’s Space Shuttle program), how do you justify increasing the number of H-1B visas?  The special visa allows companies to temporarily employ foreign workers in specialty occupations for up to six years. How can six years still be considered temporary?

 

How do you explain to a kid in Virginia that he or she has to pay out-of-state tuition to attend the University of Maryland while but a student in the country illegally is allowed to pay in-state tuition?  Why should someone in the country illegally be able to obtain a benefit that even an American citizen can’t have? Aren’t these Republicans supporting discrimination against American citizens in their lust of the Hispanic voter?

 

Linking amnesty to winning the Hispanic vote is not a winning or sensible strategy.  One has nothing to do with the other.  There is no unanimity within the Hispanic community on the issue of amnesty, therefore why are some operatives linking this issue to the future of the Republican Party? One can be against amnesty without being mean and nasty.

 

But to equate supporting amnesty as a prerequisite to proving that you are not mean and hateful is an insult to our intelligence. As if this weren’t bad enough, can someone please explain to me the logic of any Black person supporting amnesty when the Black unemployment rate is in double digits?

 

We can have honest disagreements on the issue of amnesty; but please don’t give me the perverted reasoning supporters of amnesty have been using:  “it’s an act of love,” “they are only looking for a better life,”  “it’s not their fault.”

 

But these same proponents who want to justify ignoring the law based on some irrational, emotional tick refuse to apply the same empathy towards “Pookie” and “LaQueesha,” who  represent inner city America.

 

When “Pookie” gets arrested for carrying a recreational amount of crack and get sentenced to a mandatory minimum of 20 years for a first time, non-violent offense, where are these Republican thespians advocating for an empathetic approach to law enforcement?  When  a Black woman in Florida fires a warning shot in the air to stop an abusive former husband from beating her and gets 20 years mandatory minimum, where are the Republican voices of empathy?

 

If we are going to claim to be a nation of laws, then we can’t allow emotion to cause the unequal distribution of justice to continue.  If your basis for giving amnesty to illegals is “their intent”—they only want to make a better life; then how can you not apply the same logic to “Pookie” and “LaQueesha?”  Can you not make the same argument that they only want to make a better life for themselves and their families?

 

Pro-amnesty Republicans sound like a bunch of liberals when they refuse to advocate for the enforcement of current immigration law because they claim to know the “intent” of the law breaker. These same pro amnesty members of the House and Senate have been relentless in accusing President Obama for not being trustworthy on health care (“you can keep your own doctor”), but are willing to work with and trust him on the enforcement side of the immigration debate.

 

If you can’t trust Obama on healthcare, how can you trust him on immigration?

 

Raynard Jackson is president & CEO of Raynard Jackson & Associates, LLC., a Washington, D.C.-based public relations/government affairs firm. He can be reached through his Web site,  www.raynardjackson.com. You can also follow him on Twitter at @raynard1223.

 

 

 

 http://www.blackpressusa.com/amnesty-for-illegals-cant-be-defended/#sthash.0JYk739Q.rXgvjh4h.dpbs

 

 

 

Brad Botwin, Director, Help Save Maryland.org     240-447-1884   [email protected]

 

Help Save Maryland – On Friday, April 18, 2014 Lawless O’Malley Ruins Good Friday for Remaining Baltimore Citizens

On Friday, April 18, 2014
Lawless O’Malley Ruins Good Friday for Remaining Baltimore Citizens
OUR LAME DUCK MARYLAND GOVERNOR, MARTIN O’MALLEY HAS DECIDED TO MAKE A STAND TO FREE ILLEGAL ALIENS IN BALTIMORE WHO ARE WANTED FOR DEPORTATION BY FEDERAL IMMIGRATION AND CUSTOMS ENFORCEMENT (ICE) OFFICIALS. ALL IN A DESPERATE ATTEMPT TO BREATHE SOME LIFE INTO HIS SO FAR FAILED ATTEMPT TO BE A CREDIBLE PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE FOR THE DEMOCRATS IN 2016. CURRENTLY, O’MALLEY IS RUNNING BEHIND IN THE POLLS TO WELL, EVERYBODY. THE SURVEY MARGIN OF ERROR HAS A HIGHER PERCENTAGE THAN O’MALLEY.

BALTIMORE MAYOR STEPHANIE RAWLINGS BLAKE IS ALSO QUITE HAPPY WITH O’MALLEY’S DECISION. THE EXTRA ILLEGAL ALIENS WANDERING THE STREETS OF BALTIMORE ACTUALLY HELPS KEEP THE RESIDENT HEADCOUNT UP, MAINTAINING BALTIMORE’S STATUS AS A CITY. MORE BODIES ( LIVE BODIES THAT IS) MEANS MORE $$$ HANDOUTS FROM THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT FOR BALTIMORE.

DURING THE RECENT LEGISLATIVE SESSION IN ANNAPOLIS, O’MALLEY’S BUDDIES, SENATOR VICTOR RAMERIZ (D-PG COUNTY) AND DELEGATE ANA SOL GUTIERREZ (D-MONTGOMERY COUNTY) TRIED BUT FAILED TO PASS LEGISLATION TO STOP ALL MARYLAND LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCIES FROM WORKING WITH ICE. HELP SAVE MARYLAND WORKED WITH OTHERS TO STOP THAT FROM PASSING. SO MARTIN ‘OWE MALLEY DID WHAT HE COULD BY ALLOWING ILLEGAL ALIEN CRIMINALS TO WALK FREE FROM THE BALTIMORE JAIL. THANKFULLY ITS THE ONLY JAIL UNDER MD STATE MANAGEMENT.

MARTIN, WE HAVE A BETTER IDEA – . “ILLEGAL ALIEN FAMILIES THAT LEAVE TOGETHER STAY TOGETHER”!

STOP JEOPARDIZING THE SAFETY OF MARYLAND CITIZENS. ENFORCE THE LAW AND WORK WITH FEDERAL ICE TO REMOVE ILLEGAL ALIENS FROM OUR COMMUNITIES.

BRAD BOTWIN, DIRECTOR HELP SAVE MARYLAND

 

 

 

 

baltimoresun.com

O’Malley takes aim at deportations

Governor orders a change in policy on federal ‘detainer’ requests at Baltimore jail

By John Fritze, The Baltimore Sun
6:35 PM EDT, April 18, 2014

advertisement
Gov. Martin O’Malley announced Friday that the Baltimore City Detention Center will no longer automatically honor requests from the federal government to hold immigrants for deportation — making the state-run jail one of only a relative handful in the country to take a more discerning approach on such requests.

The move is intended to reduce deportations of immigrants who don’t have criminal records under a federal program called Secure Communities.

The program, run by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, is supposed to identify repeat and violent offenders for deportation. But a Baltimore Sun analysis this year found that more than 40 percent of those removed had no prior criminal record — a far greater share than the national average.

Baltimore joins California, Connecticut, the District of Columbia and others in reviewing requests from ICE to hold immigrants for up to 48 hours beyond when they would ordinarily be released.
Advocates say those “detainer” requests are often filed on immigrants who have deep ties in the community and no criminal record.

Under the new policy, which begins immediately, Baltimore will honor the requests only in cases where an immigrant has been charged or convicted of a felony, three or more misdemeanors or a “serious” misdemeanor — roughly the population Secure Communities was originally intended to target.

Those wanted only for immigration violations are to be released from the jail once they have satisfied the requirements of their pending charge.

“We will focus our efforts on complying with ICE detainers when there is an actual threat to the public’s safety,” the governor said in a statement. “No family should be ripped apart because the Republican Congress can’t come to the table and reach a reasonable compromise on comprehensive immigration reform.”

The decision is a significant step for O’Malley, who is considering a run for president in 2016.

The Democratic governor already had received praise from advocates for signing a law in 2011 to allow undocumented immigrants to attend state colleges and universities at in-state tuition rates, and for backing a measure last year to let them apply for drivers licenses.

The head of the state’s largest immigrant rights group applauded O’Malley’s announcement Friday.

“Martin O’Malley exemplifies the best principles of great leaders — honoring diversity, taking leadership when others fail, and executing decisive action when needed,” said Gustavo Torres, executive director of CASA de Maryland.
Opponents said the move could allow immigrants who have criminal backgrounds to be set free rather than being turned over to ICE for further investigation. They also said the decision makes it harder for the federal government to enforce existing immigration laws.

Those affected, critics point out, broke the law by entering the United States illegally in the first place.

“It has nothing to do with public safety and everything to do with obstructing enforcement of immigration laws,” said Jessica M. Vaughan, with the Center for Immigration Studies. The Washington-based think tank supports tighter immigration controls.

“Marylanders should be outraged that Gov. O’Malley has put the interests of immigration scofflaws ahead of their legitimate interest in having immigration laws enforced, which protects jobs and public safety,” she said.
Under Secure Communities, immigration officials access the fingerprints of everyone who is arrested, anywhere in the country, be it for murder or driving without a license. The Department of Homeland Security checks those prints against a database of people known to be in the country illegally.

When DHS computers turn up a match, federal agents ask the local jail to hold the immigrant for up to 48 hours beyond the time he or she would otherwise be released so a pickup can be arranged.
Under U.S. law, immigration violations are often civil matters, not criminal offenses.

ICE officials have pointed to cases in which the program has identified criminals — and they have said repeatedly that the agency’s priority remains repeat and violent offenders.

In response to O’Malley’s announcement, the agency released a statement Friday saying it “will continue to work cooperatively with law enforcement partners throughout Maryland as the agency seeks to enforce its priorities through the identification and removal of convicted criminals and others who are public safety threats.”

O’Malley’s decision follows an exchange of letters with Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson after The Sun published its stories.

The governor wrote Johnson in February seeking an explanation for Maryland’s high numbers. In a separate letter to Johnson on Friday, the governor wrote that his “concerns about ICE’s enforcement priorities are undiminished.”
Most counties in Maryland honor the ICE requests.

State Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler has concluded that compliance is optional. Gansler wrote in October that federal rules allow “state and local jurisdictions to exercise discretion when determining how to respond to individual detainers.”

The General Assembly considered legislation this year to delineate when a county could honor the request and when it would be required to release an immigrant. The O’Malley administration did not take a position on the bill. It failed to advance.

O’Malley’s move is limited to the Baltimore jail, which the state manages, but the decision opens the door to county officials elsewhere.

Sirine Shebaya, an attorney for the American Civil Liberties Union of Maryland who has followed the issue closely, said the decision could set an important precedent for the rest of the state.

“This is a huge step forward that we hope will lead other counties to follow suit as we continue to advocate for the enactment of a similar policy statewide,” she said.

Officials in Baltimore, Anne Arundel, Frederick and Prince George’s counties either could not be reached late Friday or were not immediately prepared to respond.

Unlike warrants, immigration detainers are not signed by judges and meet no standard of probable cause — and several federal courts have started to look at them critically. A U.S. District Court judge in Oregon ruled last week that the detainers violate the 4th Amendment, prompting several jurisdictions there to announce they would no longer honor them.

O’Malley’s decision comes as hope has dwindled for Congress to pass legislation this year to broadly address an immigration system that advocates and critics alike describe as “broken.”
President Barack Obama has instructed Johnson to review immigration enforcement policies and suggest ways to make them “more humane.”

Democrats are scrambling ahead of the midterm election to ease concerns from some Hispanic groups that the Obama administration has not done enough to stem the deportations of immigrations who could qualify for legal residency under a bipartisan immigration overhaul approved by the Senate last year.

[email protected]

O’Malley takes aim at deportations

I Know I Have Been Away For A While, But…….

I will be returning to updating and posting political updates on my home State of West Virginia, and Congressional District 2, as soon as possible.  I have been extremely busy outside of politics lately and have had to re focus my energy on those things in need the most.  Hang tight my large audience of readers, I will return shortly.

Help Save Maryland – Letter to Editor Regarding Amnesty Lovers Jeb Bush & George Will

Help Save Maryland – Letter to Editor Regarding Amnesty Lovers Jeb Bush & George Will

 

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: ‘Mainstream’ GOP picks spell disaster

I think I finally understand why conservative commentator George Will promotes “mainstream” GOP presidential candidates such as former Florida Governor Jeb Bush for 2016. 

 

Guys like Mr. Bush make Mr. Will feel warm and fuzzy and safe from the serious challenges that face our nation, starting with immigration and education.
To Mr. Will, Mr. Bush’s recent “act of love” description of illegal immigration was probably better than a cup of hot cocoa on a cold night at the ballpark (“Jeb Bush: Illegal immigration is an ‘act of love’ — it’s ‘not a felony,’” Web, April 7).  Neither Mr. Will nor Mr. Bush, however, grasps the full implications for the GOP — and more importantly for the nation — of granting amnesty to 20 million or more illegal immigrants hiding in plain sight in our communities.  Overcrowded schools, bankrupt hospitals, declining social services and shrinking employment opportunities for American blacks and legal Hispanics are only the tip of the iceberg.
I recently came across an old TV clip on YouTube from a 1960s show hosted by Frank Sinatra. Sinatra was wonderful, singing his top hits in that smooth, easy-listening style that made him one of the greatest singers ever.  Everything was fine until that week’s guest singer walked out on stage.  You could feel the energy and power in the guest’s voice and movements on the stage. Sinatra went from chairman of the board to elder statesman in a heartbeat. The singer was a young man named Elvis Presley.
Mr. Will and Mr. Bush, perhaps you should watch this historic video clip — and think of a newcomer on the GOP block, Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas. Suddenly I am feeling all warm, fuzzy and safe.
BRAD BOTWIN   (Director, Help Save Maryland)

 

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2014/apr/11/letter-to-the-editor-mainstream-gop-picks-spell-di/#ixzz2yyPe1Zqg

 

 

 

 

HAS THE PASSOVER CELEBRATION FREED VA REP ERIC CANTOR FROM HIS DREAMS OF AMNESTY?

 

 
“Congressman Cantor Issues Statement On Phone Call With President Obama”

WASHINGTON, D.C. 

 
Earlier this afternoon, President Obama called Congressman Eric Cantor (VA-7) about immigration: “Today, President Obama called me to discuss his desire for
comprehensive immigration reform.  The President called me hours after he issued a partisan statement which attacked me and my fellow House Republicans and which
indicated no sincere desire to work together.  After five years, President Obama still has not learned how to effectively work with Congress to get things done.
You do not attack the very people you hope to engage in a serious dialogue. I told the President the same thing I told him the last time we spoke.  House

Republicans do not support Senate Democrat’s immigration bill and amnesty efforts, and it will not be considered in the House.  I also reiterated to the
President there are other issues where we can find common ground, build trust and get America working again.  I hope the President can stop his partisan
messaging, and begin to seriously work with Congress to address the issues facing working middle class Americans that are struggling to make ends meet in
this economy.”

 

————————————————————————————————————————————————————— 

 

 

“COMPETITION FOR THEE, BUT NOT FOR ME”     – -  ANN COULTER ON AMNESTY SUPPORTERS

April 9, 2014

 

Between having Republican presidential candidates fly to Las Vegas to kiss his ring, billionaire Sheldon Adelson has managed to fit in time to talk Sen. Lindsey Graham into sponsoring a bill banning Internet gambling.

As you may know, Sheldon Adelson is a CASINO OWNER. Internet gambling would compete with his casino business.

On the other hand, when it comes to the services Adelson isn’t selling, but buying — low-skilled workers — he’s for unbridled competition, preferring not to limit the supply even to people who are legally in the United States. (Weirdly, so is Lindsey Graham!)

Adelson is a big backer of amnesty, telling The Wall Street Journal: “It would be inhumane to send those people back, to send 12 million people out of this country. … So we’ve got to find a way, find a route for those people to get legal citizenship.”

As Milton Friedman said, “With some notable exceptions, businessmen favor free enterprise in general but are opposed to it when it comes to themselves.”

Adelson is an especially telling example of the self-interest of businessmen on immigration. His newspaper, Israel Today, the largest newspaper in Israel, is wildly patriotic on immigration (and everything else).

Israel Today has trumpeted the success of the 15-foot razor-wire fence along Israel’s 140-mile border with Egypt, triumphantly noting last August that, for the first time, “no infiltrations were recorded from the Egyptian border, compared to 193 from the same month last year.”

Adelson himself had suggested just such a policy to the Los Angeles Times last year, saying he wanted to “Put a big fence around our country.”

By “our country,” he, of course, meant Israel. In America, he wants illegal immigrants pouring across the border to provide him with an endless supply of cheap labor.

Recently, Israel has been “rounding up” African refugees, giving them $3,500 and plane tickets to Uganda, to encourage them to “self-deport.” Welcome to El Al Airlines. We’re about to begin pre-boarding for Flight 259, offering non-stop, one-way service to Kampala, Uganda. At this time we’d like to invite our premium-plus illegal immigrants to board.

Wait! I thought we couldn’t “round up” any illegal immigrants! I thought “self-deportation” was a laughable idea! Say, could Adelson buy The New York Times and start pushing those policies here?

For years, the cheap-labor lobby has told us: Immigrants are doing the work Americans simply will not do! We’re tired of people who know nothing about our business telling us to pay our workers more. Where are they when beds are unmade? Where are they when crops are rotting in the field? It’s not about how much we pay them per hour! Americans don’t want these jobs.

But in last week’s New York Times story about multimillionaire farmers who need taxpayer-subsidized cheap labor, the Times lost focus and forgot to lie. In one blockbuster sentence, the paper admitted that, last year, “the diminished supply of workers led average farm wages in the region to increase by roughly $1 an hour.”

I believe we have an Earth-shattering revelation there! In other words, people were willing to do the work — as soon as wages were raised. So, apparently, employers were not exploring every option to get workers, such as, for example, paying their employees ONE DOLLAR MORE.

In a catastrophic blunder of epic proportions, The New York Times had inadvertently stumbled across the laws of supply and demand.

Adelson might want to hang onto that Israeli citizenship, in case his preferred policy of amnesty ever does go through: His low-wage workers don’t have especially enlightened views of the Jewish people.

The Anti-Defamation League has been taking polls on anti-Semitism in America for decades. In 2013, the ADL reported that — “once again” — foreign-born Hispanics had the highest rates of anti-Semitic views: 36 percent compared with 14 percent of all Americans and 20 percent of African-Americans. This was an improvement over 2011, when 42 percent of foreign-born Hispanics were found to have anti-Semitic views.

How might America’s support for Israel be affected by having a populace that’s 30 or 40 percent Hispanic?

The importation of more than a million poor people to America every year also has the effect of admitting a fair number of terrorists. Among them: Rasmieh Yousef Odeh, Mohammad Hassan Hamdan, Nidal Hasan, Dzhokhar and Tamerlan Tsarnaev, Najibullah Zazi, Sulejman Talovic, Peter Odighizuwa, Ali Hassan Abu Kamal, dozens of Somali terrorists living in Minnesota, Omar Abdel-Rahman and the 9/11 terrorists.

I would think that this country’s open-door policy toward terrorists would be of some concern to the owner of any Las Vegas casino — a well-known terrorist target.

They won’t be coming to kiss Adelson’s ring.

COPYRIGHT 2014 ANN COULTER

 
———————————————————————————————————————————————————————————

“Victor Davis Hanson on Immigration, Multiculturalism and Amnesty” —  Will Maryland Look Like This In A Few Years??
Please copy and paste to Google bar to view.   4 Minute Video

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gSIka1neXys

 

 

 

Brad Botwin, Director, Help Save Maryland.org

Help Save Maryland – Honored To Stand With The Rememberance Project

Subject: Help Save Maryland – Honored To Stand With The Rememberance Project

 

 Honored To Stand With The Rememberance Project

 

 

I was honored to participate in a counter rally with Maria Espinosa, Director of the Rememberance Project, Jack Oliver, Director of Floridians for Immigration Enforcement and other Texas, Florida and local volunteers on Wednesday on the National Mall during the so-called “Fast for Families” illegal aliens for amnesty rally. 

 

Seemed like the same old crew that I encountered at Lafayette Park across from the White House on Saturday.  The Service Employees International Union (SEIU) types were out in force again and were close in number to the core group of non-English speaking illegals trained to cheer and wave American flags.  Of course most of the event was in Spanish, I guess to keep the attention of the illegal aliens present. 

 

I did not realize that the SEIU had received permission from the U.S. Park Service to setup this massive tent on the Mall across from the stage for this event.  That is the location of the special illegal aliens and otherS who have decided not to eat, even though there is a nice hot dog vender stand walking distance from the tent. 

 

Vice  President Biden (I bet he stopped for a hot dog) has visited the tent as well as a slew of amnesty supporting members of Congress.  

 

Primarily Democrats conduct the tent pilgrimage but I would bet illegal alien leaning Republicans Eric Cantor (VA), Bob Goodlatte (VA), Buck McKeon (CA), Jeff Denham (CA), Mike Coffman (CO) and of course Renee Ellmers (NC) have dropped by to pay homage and wish the fasters luck (and advice on how to sneak an amnesty amendment into House legislation!).  

 

Not a huge crowded considering all the hype by the SEIU and the large buses used to transport the illegal aliens and their groupies around.  See bus photo.  Is this what the SEIU does with the Union Dues they collect???  Pimp my Bus??

 

 

 

 

 

What made the counter rally a true success was the very moving banners created by Maria Espinosa and her organization.  The banners had pictures of American Citizens from around the country who had been murdered by illegal aliens.  Thinks about it —- Needlessly  Murdered Americans versus some contrived SEIU Union stunt to get somebody/anybody to join their Union ranks, especially illegal aliens.  Was also quite sad to see Maria unroll a very long scroll of names and states of the murdered American Citizens.  Yes, unfortunately names of Marylanders were listed as we are a sanctuary state.   

 

Media Coverage – Once they saw our counter-rally slowing circling the event, the TV crews and others immediately abandoned their fixed stands recording the droning speakers on stage and walked over to interview our group.  Kudos to Telemundo for asking serious questions and later fact checking with Help Save Maryland BEFORE they aired the segment.  My favorite question of the day, “Do You Hate Hispanics?” as I’m standing there right next to Maria Espinosa.  Yikes.  (No Nancy Pelosi was not asking the question)

 

Worst speaker – a rep from the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP).  Must have made a wrong turn looking for the Martin Luther King Memorial and ended up on the SEIU stage giving a civil rights speech to a crowd of non-English speaking, law-breaking, illegal aliens.  Enjoyed watching the delayed cheers as the SEIU handlers prompted the audience at different intervals.

 

For more information on The Remembrance Project go to    http://www.theremembranceproject.org/

Watch Jeb Bush Describe Illegal Immigration As An “Act Of Love”

 

http://www.westernjournalism.com/watch-jeb-bushs-shocking-comments-illegal-immigration/

 

 

——————————————————————————————————————————

 

MARYLAND’S FUTURE?  IF STATE SENATOR VICTOR RAMIREZ AND DELEGATE ANA SOL GUTIERREZ HAVE THEIR WAY!

 

 

“California: A View of America’s Immigration Future”  by Heather MacDonald   

With the recent confirmation that immigration enforcement in the country’s interior is all but eviscerated, it is an opportune moment to assess America’s future if its immigration policies–de facto and de jure–remain unchanged. California provides a window into that future, since the transformation unleashed by the last three decades of mass immigration is further advanced there than anywhere else. Nearly 50 percent of all California births are now Hispanic, with the state’s Hispanic population almost equal to the white population.

The consequences of this demographic shift have been profound. In the 1950s and 1960s, the state led the nation in educational achievement. Today, with a majority Hispanic K-12 population and the largest concentration of English language learners in the country, California is at the bottom of the educational heap, barely distinguishable in its national test scores from such economic backwaters as Mississippi, Alabama, and Louisiana. 

 

Over a third of California eighth graders lack even the most rudimentary math skills; 28% are equally deficient in reading. The mathematics performance gap between Hispanic and white eighth graders has not budged since 1990, while the reading gap has narrowed only slightly since 1998.  

 

In 2013, Governor Jerry Brown pushed through a controversial law that redistributes tax dollars from successful schools to those with high proportions of English learners and low-income students. It remains to be seen whether this latest effort to close the achievement gap will prove more effective than its predecessors. Working against that possibility is Hispanics’ high drop-out rate–the highest in the state and nation–and their equally unmatched teen pregnancy rate.  

 

California spends vast sums each year trying to get more Hispanics into college–and keep them there. In 2009 alone, in an initiative to prepare more Hispanics for four-year programs, California spent $100 million on community college students…who then dropped out after their first year. Latino students’ rate of B.A. completion from the University of California and California State University is the lowest of all student groups and has slightly declined in recent years.

 

California’s economic future depends on attracting, and keeping, top talent. Since 2000, however, more college graduates have exited California than entered it, driven away in part by the high taxes required to sustain public services for the state’s low-skilled residents. Hispanics are the major consumers of government services and welfare. U.S.-born Hispanic households in California use cash welfare, food stamps, and housing assistance at twice the rate of U.S.-born non-Hispanic households. Immigrant welfare use is even higher. Four-fifths of households headed by an illegal Hispanic immigrant, and 61% of households headed by a legal Hispanic immigrant, use at least one welfare entitlement. No wonder Hispanics overwhelmingly favor big government welfare programs, including Obamacare, and the taxation necessary for those programs.

 

The vast majority of California’s Hispanic immigrants possess an admirable work ethic. They have stabilized some inner-city communities, such as South Central Los Angeles. But thanks to their lack of social capital, many of their children and grandchildren are getting sucked up into underclass culture. The Hispanic out-of-wedlock birth rate in California and the US is 53%–twice what it was in the black population in 1965, when Daniel Patrick Moynihan wrote his prescient warning about the catastrophe of family breakdown. The incarceration rate of Mexican Americans in California shoots up eight-fold between the first and second generations, to equal the black incarceration rate. Gang involvement is endemic in barrio schools, giving rise to a vast, taxpayer-supported army of anti-gang counselors serving the children of single mothers.  

 

The rule of law is severely challenged in California. Last year, Governor Jerry Brown signed a flurry of bills expanding illegal aliens’ rights and protections. Hispanics supported the laws, while a majority of whites opposed them. Though the granting of drivers licenses and the right to practice law to illegal aliens received more attention, the most insidious bill bans local jail officials from cooperating with federal immigration authorities. The federal Secure Communities Act requires jail officials to hold an illegal alien criminal when asked to do so by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officials, in order to give ICE the opportunity to take custody of the alien for possible deportation proceedings. Under California’s new Trust Act, however, local jail authorities must refuse ICE detainer requests for all but the most heinous felons. Your “garden variety” thief, shoplifter, graffiti vandal, drug dealer, or misdemeanor drunk driver must be jealously protected from ICE and allowed to return to the “community” with no worries about possible deportation. (California, apparently, doesn’t have enough criminals already and needs every last one of them.)  

 

In 2010, illegal immigration advocates loudly protested Arizona’s recently passed immigration statute, SB 1070. That law affirmed the authority of local police officers to inquire into a suspect’s immigration status if they had reason to believe that the suspect was in the country illegally. The Obama Administration characterized SB 1070 as an unconstitutional violation of the federal government’s authority over immigration matters and blocked the law in court. Now that California has passed an actual assault on federal immigration authority, however, the advocates are cheering and the Obama administration is looking the other way. (Of course, the irony is that the Trust Act is almost superfluous, since it’s so hard to interest ICE in the criminals that jail administrators actually do refer to it, as the Center for Immigration Studies recently documented.)  

 

Finally, there’s politics. The Democratic grip on the state appears unbreakable. California’s policies will likely become even more redistributionist if Latinos don’t start making faster economic and educational progress, predicts Larry Gerston, a political scientist at California State University, San Jose. It would be a mistake to rule such progress out, given Hispanics’ strong work ethic. But for the moment, the state presents a strong argument for shifting the country’s immigration policies towards high-skilled, educated foreigners who will not be a fiscal drain on already overburdened taxpayers.  

 

Heather Mac Donald is the Thomas W. Smith Fellow at the Manhattan Institute and a contributing editor of the Manhattan Institute’s City Journal.

 

http://www.breitbart.com/Breitbart-California/2014/04/07/California-A-View-of-America-s-Immigration-Future

 

Brad Botwin, Director, Help Save Maryland.org   240-447-1884   [email protected]