Help Save Maryland – Dreamers in Action!
“DREAMERS” IN ACTION ACROSS MARYLAND
While every illegal alien support group around the country has been putting pressure on the House of Representatives to pass Amnesty legislation and President Obama to stop enforcing laws against illegal aliens, the objects of their misguided affection have been making news on their own.
In Maryland, the so-called Dreamers in Montgomery County, the epicenter of illegal immigration in the state, have taken a break from their studies to participate in some different activities:
- Jerson Nirvio Mendez of Montgomery Village, a Dreamer and sometime Day Laborer, was arrested by Montgomery County Police. Seems Jerson Nirvio Mendez has a thing for armed robbery and did his thing at two local grocery stores before being captured. Questions for Maryland officials - How did he get his gun, by going to a local gun shop, getting fingerprinted and being screened by the Feds? Did he use his new MD drivers’ license to flee the scene of his crimes?
- Adderli Jose Cruz-Rosario of Sliver Spring and Gaithersburg- This guy makes Jerson look like a boy scout. This illegal alien creep was charged with 55 criminal counts of sexually abusing sisters aged 7, 8, ands 11 and their brother aged 10. Enough said on this. Cruz -Rosario thankfully through his Spanish interpreter pleaded guilty. He should be sentenced to 29-57 years or more, at our expense of course. No mention of deportation after his release and if he will still qualify for Dreamer status at that time.
On a larger scale, Dreamers and their families are bleeding Montgomery County and Maryland dry. Look at newly released stats on Montgomery County schools and the massive overcrowding and dumbing down of test scores and classroom learning caused by the huge influx of mostly Hispanic illegal aliens who don’t speak a lick of English.
According to Montgomery County Public School Officials, “immigrants” are adding 2,500 students per year to the school population. There are 202 schools in the county using more than 458 portable trailers. Within 5 years, half the county schools will be above capacity. Budgets can’t keep up this this massive tidal wave of Dreamers, who are mostly congregated in the elementary schools right now. CASA of Maryland is thriving in an environment of rampant Hispanic illegal immigration.
Costs -Think free breakfast/lunches, Spanish speaking ESOL teaching, gangs like MS-13 and the Latin Kings, portable school trailers, new school buildings, new teachers, welfare, food stamps, crime, housing and energy assistance, healthcare, incarceration, in-state college tuition, drivers’ licenses, etc. Richard Montgomery HS (Rockville) was once rated quite high nationally. No longer as the growing tide of illegals are destroying school cohesion and test scores.
Despite all the massive tax increases in Maryland under the O’Malley/Brown regime and Ike Leggett regime here in Montgomery County, the General Assembly in Annapolis still has to raid payments ($300 million) that should be made to the State Pension Fund to cover the state budget deficit. No way it will be possible to cover the growing costs of rampant illegal immigration in Maryland.
It’s more cost effective to enforce the law and deny Amnesty to the law breaking illegal aliens and their families already here. The poor, uneducated, unskilled workers entering and living in Maryland are not the skilled, educated, English speaking entrepreneurs that could grow businesses and create jobs. Nope, our illegal aliens are a massive net drain on Maryland’s economy and quality of life.
To find out more about the carnage caused by the lack of immigration law enforcement see:
The Remembrance Project
P.O. Box 440548
Houston, TX 77244
ARTICLES OF INTEREST
“U.S. has lost track of tens of thousands of foreign students who came study to then took jobs” - SHOCKING!
“Ruling lets states require proof of citizenship from anyone who registers to vote – WHAT DOES THIS DO TO THE HISPANIC VOTE?
Election commission can’t stop voter ID laws”
LAWLESSNESS AND THE DESTRUCTION OF OUR CULTURE AND HISTORY – BLADENSBURG, MD
Last year, while I was in the UK for my daughter’s wedding, I had the opportunity to visit the Madingley American Cemetery Cambridge, UK WW2 US Military Cemetery. http://madingleyamericancemetery.info/ If you are in Cambridge UK, this site is well worth your time.
It is a beautifully designed and maintained memorial for the thousands of American servicemen and women who gave their lives for our country in World War II. The memorial separates the names of our fallen heroes by state and branch of service, with some additional details on the battles fought. Most moving however, was the seemingly endless rows of white Crosses (and yes some Stars of David) across the large snow covered fields. After being so happy earlier in the week at my daughter’s wedding, I was quite moved and deeply saddened by the ultimate sacrifice freely given by all for our freedom.
Fast forward to Bladensburg, Maryland - Nearly 90 years ago a World War I memorial was erected to honor the 49 PG County hometown heroes who lost their lives in Europe. It is called the Bladensburg Cross or “Peace Cross”. Recently, a group of angry atheists have filed a lawsuit to demand that the Peace Cross be torn down because they are “shocked and upset” when they see it. No joke – they claim physical pain, headaches and mental anguish. http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2014/mar/12/sekulow-dismantling-the-cross-dishonors-the-fallen/
Yikes – They may have a heart attack if they visit Madingley American Cemetery!
Like the fanatics that push for suspension of our laws, equal rights and Amnesty for illegal immigrants, these jokers need to take an Advil and sleep it off.
For more information and to sign the petition to support the Peace Cross, see the American Center for Law and Justice website www.ACLJ.org
HELP SAVE MARYLAND IN THE NEWS
LOOK FOR THE NEXT MONTHLY ISSUE OF BETHESDA MAGAZINE - BRAD BOTWIN OF HSM WILL BE FEATURED IN AN ARTICLE REGARDING LEGAL IMMIGRATION – NO AMNESTY FOR ILLEGALS. OPPOSING VIEWS WILL BE PROVIDED BY ALFONSO AGUILAR, A FAILED FORMER BUSH ADMINISTRATION POLITICAL HACK NOW REBORN AS THE “CONSERVATIVE VOICE FOR IMMIGRATION REFORM” (AKA AMNESTY!).
Brad Botwin, Director, Help Save Maryland.org 240-447-1884 firstname.lastname@example.org
Help Save Maryland Action Alert
|One Annapolis Hearing Down, Two to Go!
SB554 – “Maryland Enforcement Trust Act” – Another staged hearing on Thursday in Annapolis this time to grant illegal aliens a get out of jail free pass for almost all federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) detainers, SB 554. Senator Victor Ramirez from Prince George’s County did a terrible job trying to explain the need for SB554. Does not understand the bill and its clear it was drafted by CASA of Maryland and La Raza.
As has now become standard operating procedure, CASA of Maryland hires a bus and brings in 30 or more illegal aliens to testify. Box lunches are provided too (no word on what was for lunch). All at the taxpayers’ expense since we Marylanders subsidize CASA via grants and other handouts.
Joining CASA for this hearing however were three organizations in need of a new mission – the NAACP, the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC) and the Service Employees International Union (SEIU). The SEIU speaker, Jaime Contreras, was proud to announce that his union organizes illegal aliens and helps them find employment, this despite double digit Black American unemployment and legal Hispanic unemployment rates not much better. I guess illegals are the only folks who want to join unions?
The SCLC rep was a bit, well delusional, comparing Black Slaves being brought to America in chains to the plight of illegal alien Hispanics. Really? Are we forcing illegal Hispanics to come to Maryland? How sad for a once proud organization during the 60′s and Black Americans living in Maryland.
Reminds me of the Hebrew Immigration Aid Society (HIAS). Did wonderful work back in the late 1800s, early 1900s when there was a large flow of legal Jewish Immigration to America (my family included). Guess what? HIAS is still in action today, not helping Jews but every other Tom, Dick and Juan they can find, legal or not. HIAS will not go away and declare mission accomplished. And people say U.S. Government agencies never go away!
For Black Americans living in Prince George’s County there was additional troubling testimony from the lovely and talented, but clueless States Attorney Angela Alsobrooks. Angela is worried more about illegal aliens waiting in jail for ICE to pick them up then she is about the safety of PG County citizens. Another officials interested in selective enforcement of the law.
The prize for presenting the “most dangerous” hearing testimony however goes to Mary Lou McDonough, Director of the Department of Corrections in PG County. Mary Lou, who had a long career at the Department of Housing and Community Development, then the Department of Administration is now somehow in charge of the PG County jails. She is ready to let all the illegal aliens out regardless of what ICE wants or what their crimes were. Actually, Mary Lou admitted her organization just books those arrested, so Mary Lou really has no idea who she has in jail when it comes to illegals! From public intoxication to mass murders, Mary Lou has no clue.
Despite testimony from HSM members, from the overall tone of the hearing I would imagine SB 554 will pass with some minor amendments. Senator Brian Frosh, chair of the committee was looking for ways to modify the bill so illegals can run free in Maryland with no chance of ICE detainers and deportation. Brian I discovered is running for Maryland Attorney General. His website says he wants to be the “People’s Lawyer”. Since Brian wants to pass SB 554 the real question is what “People” is he talking about “lawyering” for? Certainly not the citizens of Maryland.
Senator Jennie Forehand, who thankfully is retiring after first being elected to Annapolis during the Jurassic Period, was quite concerned about illegal aliens in jail being able to contact their families. How touching. But expressed no concern for the safety of Maryland citizens confronted with illegal aliens in their neighborhoods. Not even when an illegal alien testified in Spanish (with a translator) that he was stopped for driving without a license and may now be deported. Jennie wanted to know if he was in contact with his family, not why it was ok to drive at will without a license while being an illegal alien in our state.
Help Save Maryland was interviewed after the hearing by WMAL radio, the Baltimore Sun and Univision Spanish TV.
Next Hearing in Annapolis - HB29 Thursday, March 6 at 1PM before the House Judiciary Committee
This is the sister bill of SB554, the “Maryland Enforcement Trust Act”. Submitted by Anna Sol Gutierrez of Montgomery County, HB 29 was also drafted by CASA and La Raza.
Please come down to Annapolis on Thursday and testify against this bill.
Instructions for coming to Annapolis and testifying?:
Background to help you prepare testimony: See link HB 29
Can’t make it to Annapolis on Thursday? Please e-mail all the Committee members about concerns with HB 29. Judiciary is chaired by our old crooked friend Joe Vallario:
ANOTHER HEARING SATURDAY, MARCH 8 , 9AM, BOND HEARING – CASA WANTS $400,000 FOR YET ANOTHER DAY LABORER CENTER IN PG COUNTY!
Like a cancer, CASA of Maryland is spreading around the state using our tax dollars. Why do we need another Day Laborer Center to attract more illegal aliens and their families to Prince George’s County? That means more illegals and their anchor babies overrunning our schools and housing. More MS-13 gang members and crime.
The proposed Center will train the illegals to take our jobs while getting paid in cash thus paying no taxes. Black Americans, especially our youth need jobs in PG County!
Join us in Annapolis on Saturday morning, March 8 at 9am before the Senate Budget and Taxation Committee. Group breakfast nearby after hearing testimony.
RSVP Brad Botwin, email@example.com 240-447-1884
Can’t make it Saturday morning? Please contact all members of the committee and tell them no new funds for CASA of Maryland!
Senate Budget & Tax
ANOTHER EXAMPLE OF OBAMA ADMINISTRATION ABUSING OUR IMMIGRATION SYSTEM
Last month the New York Times actually pointed out yet another abuse of the so-called broken U.S. immigration system. It reported that Obama political leadership at the US Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS) were rearranging the workloads of USCIS staff to favor illegal aliens over legal immigrants.
This article actually answered the question as to why my new son-in-law from the UK had to wait 13 months to get his spouse visa, social security card and green card to work legally he in Maryland. Turns out the USCIS staff were spending their time processing the paperwork of the so-called “dreamers” (illegals brought here as children) rather than spouse visas which are unlimited in number. The 4 month spouse visa process took 13 months instead! Son-in law also had to be processed and interviewed in person.
For the illegal alien dreamers, no face to face interviews and copies of any kind of document to prove you are living in the U.S. were accepted. The illegals up to age 31 can apply for a 2 year renewable visa, a green card and social security number. The keys to the kingdom without ever having to actually prove who you are. Very few of the over 500,000 students processed were rejected. So much for security. And the USCIS has no funds to investigate possible fraud anyway.
Think about what the process would be like if the House Republicans fold and hand 20 million illegal aliens Amnesty. CASA of Maryland and La Raza are drooling about this possibility.
RUSSIAN AND MEXICAN LEADERS HAVE MUCH IN COMMON
As the situation worsens in the Ukraine, I was struck by the justification Russian leader Putin used to send Russian troops into the Crimean region of Ukraine.
Putin said he was protecting “Russian citizens and the whole Russian-speaking population” from harm in the Ukraine.
Funny, Mexican leaders have used the similar terms over the years when describing Mexican citizens in the United States, who just happen to be illegal aliens.
Former corrupt Mexican leader Calderon: “Wherever there is a Mexican, that is Mexico”
Maybe Mexico plans to invade the U.S. someday soon to stop us from deporting their citizens back home?
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Subject: TESTIMONY FOR HB29 THURSDAY, MARCH 6
STATEMENT BY BRAD BOTWIN, DIRECTOR, HELP SAVE MARYLAND.ORG
BEFORE THE HOUSE JUDICIARY COMMITTEE
HB29 “MARYLAND ENFORCEMENT TRUST ACT”
MARCH 6, 2014
MY NAME IS BRAD BOTWIN AND I’M THE DIRECTOR OF HELP SAVE MARYLAND.ORG, A STATE-WIDE 501(C)3 ORGANIZATION WHICH EDUCATES MARYLAND CITIZENS (INCLUDING OUR LEGISLATORS) ON THE FINANCIAL, SOCIAL AND ECONOMIC COSTS OF ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION.
I’M HERE TODAY TO EXPRESS OUR GRAVE CONCERNS WITH HB29, THE SO-CALLED “MARYLAND LAW ENFORCEMENT TRUST ACT”, WHICH IF IMPLEMENTED WOULD:
– PROHIBIT STATE AND LOCAL LAW ENFORCEMENT FROM HONORING ALL U.S. IMMIGRATION AND CUSTOMS ENFORCEMENT (ICE) DETAINER REQUESTS FOR ANY ILLEGAL ALIEN OTHERWISE ELIGIBLE FOR RELEASE FROM CUSTODY;
– PROHIBIT STATE AND LOCAL LAW ENFORCEMENT FROM ASKING ABOUT THE IMMIGRATION STATUS OR PLACE OF BIRTH OF ANY ARRESTED INDIVIDUAL, OR STOPPING, ARRESTING, SEARCHING OR DETAINING AN INDIVIDUAL FOR THE PURPOSE OF INVESTIGATING IMMIGRATION VIOLATIONS OR EXCUTING ICE WARRANTS;
– PROHIBIT THE DENIAL OF BAIL BASED ON AN ICE DETAINER REQUEST;
– SEVERELY LIMIT FEDERAL ICE AGENTS ACCESS TO INTERVIEW ANY INMATE IN CUSTODY WITHOUT COUNSEL, A CONSENT FORM AND BEFORE AN INMATE’S FIRST COURT APPEARANCE.
THIS IS A SHOCKING LIST OF LAWLESS ELEMENTS WHICH WILL SEVERELY DAMAGE RELATIONS WITH FEDERAL AUTHORITIES WHILE AT THE SAME TIME FURTHER JEOPARDIZE PUBLIC SAFETY. I WOULD LIKE TO REMIND OUR ELECTED OFFICIALS THAT CITIZENS, RATHER THAN ILLEGAL ALIENS, ARE YOUR CONSTITUENTS.
HSM WOULD NORMALLY POINT THE FINGER AT DELEGATE ANNA SOL GUTIERREZ FROM MONTGOMERY COUNTY OR HER FELLOW SALVADORAN SIDEKICK SENATOR VICTOR RAMIREZ FROM PRINCE GEORGE’S COUNTY FOR DRAFTING HB29 AND SB554, RESPECTIVELY. BUT THIS LEGISLATION AS DRAFTED IS CLEARLY ABOVE THEIR CAPABILITIES. IT HAS THE FINGERPRINTS OF CASA OF MARYLAND, THE SERVICE EMPLOYEES INTERNATIONAL UNION, AND THE NATIONAL COUNCIL OF LA RAZA ALL OVER IT. AMNESTY MAY BE DEAD IN CONGRESS BUT CASA IS DOING THEIR BEST TO MAKE IT HAPPEN IN MARYLAND.
WHY IS HB29 A BAD IDEA FOR MARYLAND?
CREATES AN UNWANTED SAFE HAVEN – OTHER STATES AND CITIES THAT HAVE SIMILAR LAWS IN PLACE HAVE BECOME MAJOR MAGNETS FOR INCREASED ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION, CRIME, PROSTITUTION, AND DRUG TRAFFICKING. MORE ILLEGAL ALIENS = MORE K-12 EDUCATION, HEALTHCARE AND SOCIAL WELFARE COSTS WHICH RESULTS IN A DECLINING STANDARD OF LIVING FOR MARYLANDERS. OUR OVERALL QUALITY OF LIFE IN MARYLAND IS ALREADY ON THE DECLINE DUE TO HIGHER TAXES, DEBT, AND ERODING SERVICES. HOW MANY MORE MARYLANDERS HAVE TO LEAVE THE STATE BEFORE ANNAPOLIS GETS THE MESSAGE?
UNDERMINES U.S. NATIONAL SECURITY – NEED I REMIND THIS COMMITTEE THAT THE MAJORITY OF CONVICTED TERRORISTS IN THE U.S. ARE ILLEGAL ALIENS. MOREOVER, ICE HAS LESS AGENTS THEN THE NEW YORK CITY POLICE DEPARTMENT. THE COOPERATION OF STATE AND LOCAL POLICE NATION-WIDE, NUMBERING OVER 750,000 STRONG, IS VITAL TO SCREENING OUT THOSE THAT WILL DO US HARM, WHICH IN OUR BOOK INCLUDES ILLEGAL ALIENS ENTERING THE COUNTRY WITHOUT PERMISSION AND STEALING JOBS AND SOCIAL SERVICES FROM MARYLAND CITIZENS.
WASTE OF TAX DOLLARS – LAST TIME I CHECKED MARYLAND WAS STILL PART OF THE UNITED STATES. HB29 WILL FORCE THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT TO EXPEND MANPOWER AND TAX DOLLARS TO TRACK DOWN AND ARREST DEPORTABLE CRIMINALS ALREADY ARRESTED AND HELD IN MARYLAND JAILS. AT THE END OF THE DAY WE ALL PAY THE BILL FOR THIS IF HB29 BECOMES LAW.
UNDERMINES TRUST BETWEEN LAW ENFORCEMENT AND “IMMIGRANTS” - WE HAVE HEARD A LOT OF NONSENSE FROM THE CASAS AND THE LA RAZAS AND LAWLESS MONTOMERY COUNTY POLICE CHIEF TOM MANGER THAT ILLEGAL ALIENS WON’T REPORT CRIMES IF POLICE WORK WITH ICE. THE FACTS ARE THAT POLICE DO NOT INQUIRE ABOUT IMMIGRATION STATUS OF WITNESSES OR VICTIMS OF CRIME. ALL CITIZENS, LEGAL IMMIGRANTS AND YES ILLEGAL ALIENS DESERVE TO BE SAFE FROM CRIMINALS WANTED BY ICE.
LEGISLATORS WHO PROMOTE OR SPONSOR BILLS LIKE HB29 DESERVE OUR DISDAIN RATHER THAN OUR RESPECT OR VOTES. JEOPARDIZING THE SAFETY AND WELL BEING OF MARYLAND CITIZENS, WHICH IS EXACTLY WHAT HB29 WILL DO, IS JUST WRONG. WE SHOULD BE STRENGTHENING RATHER THEN CUTTING TIES WITH FEDERAL AUTHORITIES.
MR. CHAIRMAN, I REQUEST THIS COMMITTEE TRASH HB29 AND INSTEAD WORK ACROSS THE AISLE TO PROMOTE MARYLAND’S ECONOMY AND JOB OPPORTUNITIES FOR ALL CITIZENS AND LEGAL IMMIGRANTS. RECENTLY IN HAGERSTOWN, 1,600 MARYLANDERS APPLIED FOR JUST 36 JOBS AT A DAIRY FARM. IN NEARBY DC, 23,000 MOSTLY BLACK AMERICANS APPLIED AT WALMART FOR JUST 800 JOBS. THE WEAK ECONOMY, LACK OF JOBS AND ILLEGAL ALIENS STEALING OUR EMPLOYMENT AND SOCIAL SERVICES ARE THE PROBLEMS IN MARYLAND, NOT FEDERAL IMMIGRATION LAW ENFORCEMENT DEPORTATION ACTIVITIES.
BRAD BOTWIN, DIRECTOR
HELP SAVE MARYLAND.ORG
PO BOX 5742 ROCKVILLE, MD 20855
Help Save Maryland – Action Alert – Thursday Feb 27, 1pm Hearing in Annapolis
ACTION ALERT! – SAVE THE DATE – HEARING IN ANNAPOLIS ON THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 1PM, SENATE JUDICIAL PROCEEDINGS COMMITTEE
SO-CALLED “MARYLAND LAW ENFORCEMENT TRUST ACT” SB 554
BILL IS SPONSORED STATE SENATOR VICTOR “YES I’M LEGAL” RAMIREZ (D-PG COUNTY AND EL SALVADOR), WHO I BELIEVE MUST BE WORKING FOR CASA OF MARYLAND. HE CERTAINLY DOES NOT WORK FOR HIS BLACK AMERICAN CONSTITUENTS IN PRINCE GEORGES COUNTY. ALL VICTOR EVER DOES IN ANNAPOLIS IS SPONSOR GOODIES FOR CASA’S ILLEGAL ALIEN CLIENTELE:
IN-STATE COLLEGE TUITION, DRIVERS’ LICENSES, FUNDING FOR CASA.
NOW VICTOR AND THE USUAL SUSPECTS IN ANNAPOLIS WANT TO TELL THE FEDERAL IMMIGRATION AND CUSTOMS ENFORCEMENT AGENCY (ICE) TO STAY OUT OF MARYLAND!
THEY WANT MARYLAND TO BE LIKE CHICAGO AND CALIFORNIA IN NOT RESPECTING “DETAINERS” (REQUESTS BY ICE TO HOLD ILLEGALS FOR 48 HOURS SO THEY CAN BE PICKED UP AND DEPORTED).
IT’S JUST NOT FAIR TO THE ILLEGALS TO HAVE THE FEDS COME TAKE THEM AWAY. SO VICTOR AND HIS ANNAPOLIS POSSE, WITH HELP FROM DELEGATE ANA SOL GUTIERREZ (D-MONTGOMERY COUNTY) SPONSOR OF THE HOUSE VERSION HB 29, ARE TRYING TO RAM THOUGH THIS LAWLESS BILL.
WE NEED TO BE IN ANNAPOLIS ON FEBRUARY 27, SENATE JUDICIAL PROCEEDINGS COMMITTEE, 1PM (ARRIVE AT 12 NOON) TO TESTIFY AGAINST THIS BILL.
**NEED ASSISTANCE ON HOW TO PREPARE TESTIMONY? ARRIVE AND PARK IN ANNAPOLIS? WHAT TO DO WHEN YOU ARRIVE? SEE THE ARTICLE LINK BELOW PREPARED BY ANN MILLER OF BALTIMORE COUNTY EXAMINER. ITS EXCELLENT.
**NEED IDEAS FOR YOUR TESTIMONY? SEE ATTACHED DOCUMENT PREPARED BY THE FEDERATION FOR AMERICAN IMMIGRATION REFORM (FAIR). ITS ABOUT HB 29, THE SISTER BILL OF SB 554, SO THE POINTS ARE THE SAME. MAKE SURE HOWEVER YOU MENTION “SB 554″ IN YOUR THURSDAY STATEMENT.
LET’S STOP THE LAWLESSNESS AND CRIME IN MARYLAND. LET’S TELL OUR ELECTED OFFICIALS WHAT WE THINK OF THEIR PROPOSED LEGISLATION.
THERE ARE NOT ONE SET OF RULES FOR HISPANIC ILLEGAL ALIENS AND ANOTHER FOR MARYLAND CITIZENS. CALIFORNIA IS BEING OVERWHELMED FINANCIALLY AND CULTURALLY BY A TIDAL WAVE OF ILLEGAL ALIENS. LET’S NOT LET THAT HAPPEN TO MARYLAND.
OH, I FORGOT TO MENTION THAT LAME (DUCK) GOVERNOR AND PRESIDENTIAL HOPEFUL (YES I AM LAUGHING) MARTIN O’MALLEY AND HIS LT GOVERNOR ANTHONY BROWN (CANDIDATE FOR GOVERNOR) SUPPORT THIS LEGISLATION AS WELL.
O’MALLEY EVEN WROTE TO THE DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY ASKING WHY ICE IS TAKING AWAY HIS ILLEGAL ALIEN “NEW AMERICANS”!
CAN’T MAKE IT TO ANNAPOLIS THURSDAY? HERE ARE THE COMMITTEE MEMBERS YOU SHOULD SEND E-MAIL REGARDING SB 554
Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee
ADDITIONAL QUESTIONS PLEASE CONTACT BRAD BOTWIN, DIRECTOR HELP SAVE MARYLAND 240-447-1884240-447-1884 BB67CHEV@AOL.COM
SEE YOU IN ANNAPOLIS ON THURSDAY! I WILL BE HANDING OUT “NO CASA OF MARYLAND” STICKERS
Did I move?
By Ann Coulter, Feb. 12, 2014 www.townhall.com
With all the smirking on the left about their electoral victories, it’s important to remember that Democrats haven’t won the hearts and minds of the American people. They changed the people. If you pour vinegar into a bottle of wine, the wine didn’t turn, you poured vinegar into it. Similarly, liberals changed no minds. They added millions of new liberal voters through immigration.
So why are Republicans like Trey Gowdy, Eric Cantor, Paul Ryan and John Boehner making fools of themselves in order to spot the Democrats three more touchdowns?
The House Republicans’ “Standards for Immigration Reform,” for example, contains this fat, honking nonsense: “One of the great founding principles of our country was that children would not be punished for the mistakes of their parents.”
As the kids say: WTF?
That may be a pleasant-sounding sentiment, but it has absolutely nothing to do with our country’s history. Not the first thing. Did Republicans really think they could pawn off the idea that our forefathers fought and died at Valley Forge so that illegal aliens wouldn’t have to live in the shadows?
Yeah, it was a long shot. We didn’t know you guys had read the Constitution. We’ll be quiet now.
Apart from the fact that protecting children from the mistakes of their parents has not the slightest connection with the nation’s founding, it’s a ridiculous concept.
Yes, children suffer when their parents break the law. Also when their parents get divorced, become alcoholics, don’t read to them at night, feed them junk food and take them to Justin Bieber concerts. None of that is the child’s fault.
But it’s not the country’s fault either.
If we have to excuse lawbreaking so as not to “punish the children,” there’s no end to the crimes that have to be forgiven — insider trading, theft, rape, murder and so on.
How do you think kids feel when their father has to “live in the shadows” because he committed a rape? The kids did nothing wrong, but they have to go to bed every night wondering: Is tomorrow the day Dad is going to be caught?
How do you function like that? And how awful it must be when their dad is sent to prison! How do you think Jack Abramoff’s kids felt? What about Martha Stewart’s kid?
Why not just forgive the crimes of all perpetrators who have kids? At a minimum, shouldn’t we allow criminals to defer their sentences until their kids turn 26 so they can stay on Dad’s health insurance? Or at least until their kids have gone to college? Chris Christie can give them in-state tuition!
“It’s not the kids’ fault” proves too much. People can get away with anything if they’re willing to use their children as trump cards to avoid the force of law.
The once-respected Rep. Trey Gowdy, R-S.C., compared illegal aliens brought here as kids to children who steal a grape or scream in a restaurant:
“When children wander into neighborhood yards, we don’t call that trespassing. When children cry and yell and scream at restaurants or on airplanes, we don’t call that a violation of the noise ordinance. When children eat a grape at the grocery store or eat a piece of candy waiting in line before Mom or Dad pays for it, we don’t have them arrested for petty larceny.”
Yes, but in those cases, both the child and his parents had a right to be where they were — the yard, restaurant or grocery store — when the child suddenly behaved like a child. With illegal aliens, the parents are more like gypsies teaching their kids to beg and pick pockets. The parents forced the kids into being lawbreakers.
Similarly, Palestinians use their children to commit acts of terrorism against Israel, so that when Israel responds, the parents can wail, “They’re bombing children!” (I thought only liberals couldn’t do analogies)
Americans are under no moral obligation to admit huge numbers of people who have no particular right to be here just because the Democrats need 30 million new voters.
Why shouldn’t Republicans oppose mass immigration on the grounds that immigrants will vote Democratic? The only reason the Democrats want mass immigration is because they know immigrants will vote Democratic. (Also for the cheap nannies and gardeners)
Immigration is the “single issue” that decides every other issue. If this country were the same demographically today as it was in 1980, Romney would have won a bigger victory in 2012 than Reagan did against Carter. And we wouldn’t have to hear about soccer all the time.
We’re living in a different country now, and I can’t recall moving! Had I wanted to live in Japan, I could have moved there. Had I had wanted to live in Mexico, Pakistan or Chechnya — I could have moved to those places, too. (Although maybe not. They all have stricter immigration policies than we do.)
I’m sure they’re lovely, but I wanted to live in America. Now I can’t. At the current rate of immigration, it won’t exist anymore. The Democrats couldn’t win elections there, so they changed it.
With the repeal of Obamacare in the balance, I have argued that it’s insane for Republicans to waste resources primarying their own guys in 2014. Even the most heinous Republican can usually argue, “Would you really rather have a Democrat in this seat?”
But any Republican who supports mass immigration — whether with Marco Rubio’s amnesty bill, or idiotic arguments about “not punishing the children” — has forfeited that claim. If the country is going to be ruined anyway, it could not matter less who wins any particular seat on this Titanic.
CNN NEWS IN ACTION! HOW DESPERATE ARE THEY?
Americans overwhelmingly favor a bill that would give most undocumented immigrants a pathway towards citizenship, according to a new national poll.
(54% SOMEHOW EQUALS OVERWHELMINGLY FAVORS????)
The CNN/ORC International survey also indicates that a majority of the public says that the government’s main focus should be on legalizing the status of the undocumented rather than on deporting them and beefing up border security.
The poll was released Thursday, the same day that House Speaker John Boehner signaled any action on immigration is unlikely this year (BUT HIS HOPES ARE HIGH FOR THE SPRING!) because House Republicans don’t trust President Barack Obama on the issue.
MORE CNN NEWS YET ANOTHER PROBLEM WITH THE FACTS
The percentage of Americans who rate current economic conditions as good now stands at its highest level in six years, according to a new CNN/ORC International survey. (SOUNDS GOOD RIGHT?)
Thirty-six percent of those questioned rate the current economic conditions favorably. That’s up four percentage points from December and is the highest level since January 2008.
Sixty-four percent continue to say the economy is in poor shape. (MUST NOT FORGET TO REPORT THIS!)
I DON’T BELIEVE THE HOUSE (OR CNN)
The House GOP leadership is claiming to be reversing the push for House amnesty legislation because YOU are demanding the House GOP stop the push for amnesty legislation.
House GOP cannot be trusted on the topic of amnesty legislation as reports claim GOP leaders continue to promote amnesty principles.
Speaker John Boehner (202) 225-0600
Majority Leader Eric Cantor (202) 225-2815
Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy (202) 225-2915
VISIT SPEAKER BOEHNER’S WEBSITE WHERE THE GOP HOUSE AMNESTY PLAN IS POSTED AND LEAVE A COMMENT:
Immigration will kill GOP, but only if it goes along with amnesty
By Charles Hurt, Tuesday, February 4, 2014 Washington Times
Immigration as a top concern for American voters polls somewhere around 2 or 3 percent, according to the latest Gallup survey. That is right down there with “lack of respect for each other” and “hunger.”
And remember, a good portion of that 2 or 3 percent who consider immigration their most pressing issue do so because they want the federal government to simply do its job and enforce its own immigration laws and protect the borders.
So, why is it that Republican leaders in Washington have suddenly thrust immigration into the spotlight and made it the most pressing issue in the land?
Even more alarming, why have these Republican leaders suddenly become seized with the illegal desire to make an illegal grand bargain with Democrats in Congress to grant illegal amnesty to some 12 million illegal aliens residing illegally in our country right now? (Notice a theme here?)
With the war on terrorism winding down and the “war on women” over, has the GOP launched a war on Republicans? So it would seem.
Republican leaders in Congress would have you believe that if they do not embrace amnesty for all these millions of illegal aliens, then the only (slightly) sane political party left in America will be washed away. It will be overcome by waves and waves of new Hispanic voters who shun the xenophobic and glaringly white Republican Party. The Grand Old Party will become the Extinct Old Party.
Such are the scary, noxious potions that Republican strategists, pollsters and demographers have been whipping up for years. Then they make gazillions of dollars by unveiling them to party leaders in private and scaring the living hell out of them.
They are the global warmists of the Republican Party.
And, just like with the global warmists, it all comes down to power. These people would rather maintain their grip on a shattered party than lose control of an ascendant party. And, of course, scaring the crap out of people is a very good way to make lots and lots of money. Just ask Albert Gore Jr.
If the Republican Party really is headed over a cliff to certain annihilation, why does it appear set to continue picking up seats in the U.S. Senate this year? And why is it that the Republicans whom voters have been sending to the Senate in recent years have become increasingly conservative?
If the party is on the precipice of doom, why are so many veteran Democratic lawmakers, including some of Nancy Pelosi’s most trusted lieutenants, bailing from Congress? Is it because they think they are poised to resume the committee chairmanships that took them decades to earn in the first place?
The sad truth is that Democratic voters are ably represented by their party’s leaders in Washington. Large corporations hungry for cheap labor are brilliantly represented by Republican leaders. Hell, even the illegal aliens who are not allowed to vote are amply represented in Washington — by both parties.
The only suckers who don’t have a seat at the table are the American people, the taxpayers and workers.
Workers are doubly cheated because their union leaders long ago abandoned them to get into bed with the Democratic Party and now Republican leaders want to get into bed with the Democrats to grant amnesty to 12 million illegal competitors.
So, while the issue of immigration falls far, far behind truly urgent issues such as jobs, the economy, gas prices and how Obamacare is screwing everybody over, there is a way to reverse it.
If Republican leaders go along with Democrats to pass this crazy amnesty plan, the issue of immigration will quickly become one of the most urgent issues in the country, especially among Republican voters.
And then it really will become the Extinct Old Party.
• Charles Hurt can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org and @charleshurt
Read more: http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2014/feb/4/hurt-immigration-will-kill-gop-but-only-if-it-goes/#ixzz2sbG5Y5Uq
THIS IS WHAT AMNESTY GETS US - GUSTAVO TORRES OF CASA OF MARYLAND – THIS CHUMP REALLY THINKS HE IS THE SECOND COMING OF CHE GUEVARA! LOL
For Latinos, It’s an Economic Imperative
Gustavo Torres is the executive director of CASA de Maryland, a community organization that works with low-income Latinos and their families.
Updated January 5, 2014, 6:30 PM NEW YORK TIMES
As Nelson Mandela once said: “Like slavery and apartheid, poverty is not natural. It is man-made and it can be overcome and eradicated by the actions of human beings.” And yes, today more than ever the United States needs another war on poverty; indeed, we need to eradicate poverty, and immigration reform and an increase in the minimum wage are steps in the right direction.
The fight for comprehensive immigration reform, in addition to bringing respect and dignity for Latinos, is primarily an antipoverty policy.
For Latinos especially, the struggle against poverty is an economic imperative. This fight is not an easy one. Hence, community actions carried out by families every day are becoming more intense and radicalized. Some of the peaceful methods chosen by the Latino and immigrant movement include strikes, civil disobedience, rallies and fasting.
It is worth learning from the experience of South Americans in their war against poverty in the midst of democracy. Brazil, with its “Zero Hunger” program, is the most extraordinary example. Brazilians have managed to move 40 million people out of poverty into the middle class in the last 10 years. The same experience is occurring in Ecuador, Uruguay and Venezuela.
The fight for comprehensive immigration reform, in addition to bringing respect and dignity for Latinos — which is no small thing — is primarily an antipoverty policy. A study by the University of California, Los Angeles, found that legalized immigrants earn higher salaries, obtain better jobs, start businesses and buy houses. Projecting forward, the study found that immigration reform “will add $1.5 trillion to the gross domestic product over 10 years”. More specifically, the report found that “immigrant workers would have full labor rights, which would result in higher wages — and greater worker productivity — for all workers in industries where large numbers of immigrants are employed.” That’s not a takers’ approach!
Last month in the Washington metropolitan area we made history. The minimum wage will increase gradually starting in 2014 until it reaches $11.50 by 2017. About 2.5 million people will benefit with this development. We must work to mobilize and energize the Latino community to see the same policies implemented around the nation.
Finally, investment in health and education as an effective antipoverty tool for future generations is essential. Investment in early child education is critical to remove Latinos from poverty and discrimination.
But it’s true, “poverty can be overcome and eradicated by the actions of human beings,” and we will make it happen.
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Early Xmas Gift for Illegals in Maryland
What a wonderful sight when I entered the Metro Rail station Monday morning on my way to work in DC. A large color advertisement on the wall, in Spanish of course, calling out to “Immigrants” that they are now eligible to obtain Drivers’ Licenses in Maryland. These expensive ads, being paid for by the Maryland’s Motor Vehicle Administration (actually MD taxpayers) are part of a series of advertisements to spread the word to all Maryland’s illegal immigrants hiding in the shadows that its time to get your drivers’ license.
I’m willing to wager that CASA of Maryland received a grant from the Maryland MVA to educate/train Hispanic illegals about the opportunity to get a license.
No more public transportation to work, now illegals can drive to their place of employment. Forget the fact that these same illegal immigrants should not be working in Maryland as they do not have legal presence in the United States and can be rightly deported. But that did not stop the Maryland legislature or Governor O’Malley/Lt Governor Brown from passing this unnecessary law.
It is bad enough that we are subjected to alternating English/Spanish announcements in the Metro Rail system — I can’t wait for a real emergency when the vast majority of riders must wait to hear emergency instruments from Metro in English AFTER the Spanish emergency instructions finish their cycle. Now we will have to share the roads with non-English speaking/reading, mostly Hispanic illegal immigrants.
Shame on concerned Maryland citizens and our conservative leaders for not implementing a petition drive to bring the issue of Drivers’ Licenses for Hispanic and other illegal immigrants to a referendum and a vote by all Maryland citizens in November 2014
Will the O’Malley/Brown dynamic duo push next for Spanish signage on all our roadways to accommodate the illegal immigrant community? Stay tuned!
“Resisting Immigration Reform”
Identity politics rejects ending illegal immigration and reforming legal immigration.
By Victor Davis Hanson
We are fast approaching what promises to be the year of “comprehensive immigration reform.” In the manner of the “Affordable Care Act,” it will not be comprehensive nor will it reform immigration.
All sorts of new trends have emerged in the American Southwest to address the fact that federal immigration law does not really apply to those who arrived here illegally from Mexico or Latin America. In-state tuition discounts at public universities are now customarily extended to those without citizenship — in effect, privileging the foreign national over the U.S.-citizen student from out of state who helps subsidize the cost. Cities establish sanctuary zones that protect illegal immigrants from the enforcement of federal immigration laws — and the taxpayer picks up the additional tab in social services. Imagine what might happen should a city declare in similar fashion that it was exempt from enforcing federal gun-control laws.
Another trend is the effort to end penalties for past use of multiple Social Security numbers. Many who crossed the border illegally adopted various — and thus fraudulent — identities and acquired numerous Social Security numbers. When they later obtained green cards or citizenship, their poly-personas were found out. But isn’t it discriminatory to count such illegal behavior against the job applicant, if such criteria apply disproportionately to a particular ethnic group?
In other words, there is an effort to make the idea of immigration law per se mostly irrelevant, and instead to focus only on the immigrant in terms of his ethnic makeup and place of origin. Otherwise, who would oppose simply closing the border? Many Latinos, of course, would object should Kenyans, Slovakians, and Koreans be coming by boat by the thousands and landing illegally on the coast near San Diego. Like other Americans, they would probably demand enforcement of common-sense federal immigration law.
If the present political conundrum were not about identity but only about the issue of immigration per se, then compromise would be rather easy. For example, in regard to the several million foreign nationals estimated to be residing in the U.S. illegally, but without arrest records, not on public assistance, and with a record of residence going back several years, many Americans would be willing to offer some sort of path to citizenship that would entail paying a fine, demonstrating English proficiency, and passing a basic citizenship test — while in the meantime allowing the applicant provisional legal residence on a green card.
Unfortunately, open-borders advocates would object to the idea that the borders should be closed and thus illegal immigration from Latin America and Mexico, as we have known it, should essentially end. Especially bothersome would be establishing criteria to determine whether those who broke the law to enter the U.S. at least have not arrived only recently on rumors of amnesty, have been able to avoid arrest, and have worked steadily and not gone on public assistance.
Who would oppose deportation for those who did not meet such reasonable requisites? After all, would any country in the world allow foreign nationals to cross illegally into its territory, commit crimes, draw public assistance — and then be rewarded with citizenship?
If there were good-faith efforts to reform legal immigration, again compromise would be easy. We would simply establish criteria that would privilege those with educational degrees and skill sets, make completely crime-free backgrounds mandatory, and ignore ethnic and racial makeup. Yet in the topsy-turvy world we live in today, such reasonable criteria would be anathema to the open-borders lobby, which will fight ferociously against the idea that conviction for a crime or public dependency should be grounds for not extending amnesties to those who came illegally and broke laws to remain in the United States. This, after all, might result not, as is the case at present, in the vast majority of new immigrants coming from Latin America and Mexico but, instead, in classically liberal fashion, in a true diversity of immigrants from Asia, Africa, and Europe as well as our own hemisphere.
If the illegal-immigration debate is not just about providing amnesty for long-residing aliens who, after once breaking immigration law, have avoided arrest and who have been gainfully employed, and if the legal-immigration controversy is not about establishing meritocratic criteria that would promote diversity and ignore race and ethnicity, then what drives the current acrimony?
Identity politics. The crux of present-day immigration, both legal and illegal, is the agenda of demography and politics. In crude terms, that translates into absorbing a large pool of mostly liberal future voters who look to government to provide themselves some sort of rough parity with their hosts. If someone comes from Oaxaca to Fresno without English, a diploma, and legality, then soon in his life a government program will have to offer him some sort of assistance, whether for legal advice, food, housing, education, or health care.
More important, a vast cadre of Spanish-speaking citizens is needed to serve the illegal-immigrant community, whether as translators in emergency rooms or to facilitate licensing at the DMV. They too are invested in expansions of state and federal government — as are left-wing politicians.
The only hindrances to rapid assimilation of Mexican and Latin American nationals are numbers and illegality. When, just a half-century ago, immigration was measured and largely legal, Latinos were following roughly the Italian-American paradigm of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Had illegal immigrants not flooded into the United States in the last 30 years, the so-called Hispanic community would by now be largely amorphous and mostly assimilated, integrated, intermarried, and English-speaking.
After 50 years, La Raza would have resonated as much as Italian Studies now does. A politician with the name Lopez would have been as hard to peg politically as one named Arpaio, Ferraro, Cuomo, or Giuliani — given that ethnicity would have become largely irrelevant to political outlook. Long ago, affirmative action for third- and fourth-generation Latinos would have been seen to be as ridiculous as providing such an edge to Italian-, Punjabi-, or Arab-Americans.
In contrast, massive yearly illegal immigration has ensured that assimilation has been protracted. Only the steady insertion of millions of impoverished Mexican and Latin American nationals into the so-called Latino community could ensure that, as a whole, the group did not reach educational and economic levels commensurate with other communities. The result is another paradox, as middle-class people with Hispanic last names piggybacked on statistics that mostly reflected the ordeal of illegal immigrants, and thus found enhanced opportunities for government employment and college admissions.
In short, the point is not to envision the problem as a 30-year aberration but to find ingenious ways to make the traditional border irrelevant and to ensure a steady stream of Latin American and Mexican immigrants, whose presence, at least in theory and in the short term, serves the Democratic party, liberal elites, and the ethnic industry.
The result is bitter irony. Homogeneity, not diversity, is the aim of amnesty advocates. In illiberal fashion, racial and ethnic identification are to be essential, not incidental, to immigrant identities. Elites, both in the United States and in Mexico, are the prime beneficiaries of the influx of the abject poor from south of the border.
There is a final paradox.
The subtext of the movement toward blanket amnesty is that Mexico has failed millions of its own citizens — most recently, indigenous peoples without the influence and advantages of the Mexico City elite. In response, the illegal immigrant votes with his feet de facto to reject the culture and protocols of Mexico and to accept their antitheses in the United States.
Such a radical gamble is not just for the sake of economic opportunity. America, after all, still struggles with persistently high unemployment. Rather, the unmentioned catalyst is dignity — the fact that an impoverished resident of central Mexico is not treated equally under Mexican law and battles a veritable caste system in which upward mobility is nearly impossible. Yet the moment he crosses the border, he enters a society far more meritocratic for the foreigner than his homeland is for the native, with far more social and cultural opportunities that are not pegged to race, class, appearance, and ancestry. Indigenous ancestry can be a plus for an Oaxacan applying for college in the United States, while it remains mostly a minus in Mexico City.
And the irony still continues. Whereas the immigrant senses the fact that millions of people seek northward passage, while almost no American citizen seeks to immigrate southward — wealthy retirees excluded — the ethnic industry apparently does not. The advocates of illegal immigration almost never explain why there is illegal immigration in the first place. Instead, their politics assumes resentments and claims against the majority culture and politics of the United States. Given that incoherence, it is no wonder that the majority of Americans oppose illegal immigration and the assorted amnesties that are offered as its remedies.
The incoherent message of far too many open-borders advocates distills down to little more than this: “Millions have fled Mexico to America — historically an insensitive, racist and unfair place. Yet it nonetheless must extend amnesty to millions of Mexican nationals who prefer the morally suspect United States over their native Latino culture in Mexico.”
What the immigration debate is not about is ensuring that illegal immigration ends and that legal immigration becomes liberal, meritocratic, and ethnically blind.
Remember that, and all the absurd rhetoric of the upcoming 2014 debate will make sense.
— NRO contributorVictor Davis Hanson is a senior fellow at the Hoover Institution and the author, most recently, of The Savior Generals.
ENJOY THE HOLIDAYS, AS WE HAVE BATTLES TO FIGHT IN EARLY 2014
“Pelosi calls for Obama to halt deportations”
By Stephen Dinan, The Washington Times, Monday, December 16, 2013
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi privately has urged the Obama administration to halt deportations for some illegal immigrants, saying that President Obama needs to use more “discretion” to reduce the number of people he’s kicking out of the country.
In an interview with Telemundo over the weekend, Mrs. Pelosi said that just being in the country illegally is not enough of a reason to be deported, and she said illegal immigrants must have something more serious on their records.
“Our view of the law is that it — if somebody is here without sufficient documentation, that is not reason for deportation,” she said in the interview, which an immigrant-rights group posted on its website. “If somebody has broken the law, committed a felony or something, that’s a different story.”
Drew Hammill, Mrs. Pelosi’s spokesman, said her comments are “a restatement of her long-held belief that being an undocumented immigrant is not a basis for deportation.”
He said Mrs. Pelosi would prefer, however, to pass a new law legalizing illegal immigrants in order to clear up the legal status.
Federal law generally does say that those who are in the country without authorization — either because they jumped the border or have overstayed their visas — are deportable.
But Mr. Obama has claimed broad discretion to decide whom to deport out of the 11 million illegal immigrants estimated to be in the country, arguing that Congress only appropriated enough money to deport about 400,000 people a year and so he must pick and choose whom to deport.
Homeland Security officials argue that nearly all of those they deport do meet one of their priority categories of having a criminal record or having previously been deported and returned to the U.S. in violation of that removal.
In her interview with Telemundo, Mrs. Pelosi said she disputes that, saying she’s appeared alongside some of those she said shouldn’t have been deported.
“We have seen the personal stories, and we presented them to the administration,” she said. “I’m hopeful that with the documentation that we are providing to counter what others may be saying about who’s being deported, that we will see action from the president.”
Still, Mrs. Pelosi said she is not sure whether Mr. Obama has the authority to grant a broad suspension of deportations for parents of so-called Dreamers, the illegal immigrants whom the president already carved out of danger of deportation in an executive action last year.
“I don’t know whether he has the authority,” Mrs. Pelosi, California Democrat, said. “But I think that there is discretion in the law as to the implementation, enforcement of the legislation that is calling for these deportations.”
December 9, 2013
For immediate Release
Contact: Delegate Mike Folk
Martinsburg, WV- Michael “Mike” Folk, Delegate from the 63rd District, is introducing “Constitutional Carry” in the upcoming West Virginia Legislative Session.
Constitutional Carry, also knows as the “Alaskan Model” does not require legal gun owners to pay for training and government permits to exercise your right to keep and bear arms, while still allowing permits to be issued for those seeking reciprocity with other states.
“Does exercising your right to keep and bear arms mean you should have to pay government fees? Do you have to get a government permit or training to ‘open carry’ in West Virginia? No,” said Delegate Folk,” A pure Constitutional Carry bill would not require you to beg for permission from the government to carry a firearm, nor require you to spend hundreds on government-mandated, training classes”
West Virginia currently has “open carry” which means you can carry without a permit, as long as the weapon is visible. “Permits and their associated fees are a coat tax. Open carry is legal without a permit”, continued Folk, “so by simply wearing a coat and concealing your firearm, you must pay the ‘coat tax’ to carry concealed.”
“The second amendment says that we have the right to bear arms; it does not say only if it’s visible or only if you are hunting.”
Even A Blind Sow Finds An Acorn Now & Then
The Washington Post Editors, usually supporting every type of social service, assistance program, non-enforcement of immigration laws and a pathway to citizenship for illegal immigrants, has somehow seem the light on denying illegals the right to vote.
They even go so far as to call out the Village of Takoma Park, MD (you know that nuclear free zone in Montgomery County) – “There is no logic to justify at the local level what is expressly forbidden at the state and local level.”
“D.C.’s wrong- headed move to extend the vote to noncitizens”
By Washington Post Editorial Board, Published: December 6
NO PREROGATIVE conferred by a democracy is more central to citizenship than the right to vote. It should not be taken for granted nor casually tinkered with or diluted.
That’s why we oppose a bill before the D.C. Council that would, at a stroke, grant voting rights in District elections to noncitizens. Any green-card holder age 18 or older who has lived in the city for as little as a month would be granted the franchise, without regard to command of English, knowledge of or length of residency in the United States, or intent to apply for citizenship.
With the exception of a handful of villages in Montgomery County and (in the case of school board elections) Chicago, we are unaware of any locality in this country where noncitizens can exercise the right to vote. New York City allowed noncitizens to vote for the school board until the mayor took control of its schools in 2002.
Under a law signed by President Bill Clinton in 1996, it is a crime for noncitizens to vote in a federal election. Similarly, no state permits voting by green-card holders, as legal permanent residents are known. There is no logic to justify at the local level what is expressly forbidden at the state and federal levels.
The Constitution is silent on the subject of voting by noncitizens, which was widely permitted before waves of European immigration began to reshape the nation more than a century ago. More recently, the cause has been taken up by some advocacy groups and scholars, who note that green-card holders are taxed and governed as full members of U.S. society in every other sense.
In fact, extending the franchise to noncitizens, as the legislation in the D.C. Council would do, is antithetical to a broad consensus of public opinion that for years has regarded voting as the essence of citizenship.
As a rule, most green-card holders are eligible to apply for citizenship after five years, and many do successfully. They should be encouraged to do so. By allowing them to vote before citizenship has been conferred, the D.C. Council would be providing a disincentive to applying, or an invitation to refrain from making a full commitment to their adopted country. Five years does not seem such a very long time to wait in order to obtain the full array of rights accorded to Americans.
In California, Gov. Jerry Brown (D) recently vetoed legislation that would have allowed green-card holders to serve on juries, on the sensible logic that sitting in judgment of one’s peers is a responsibility conferred by citizenship. Voting is a similarly weighty responsibility.
Another Blind Sow In Action
Who can forget the lovely and talented Janet Napolitano, former DHS Secretary. I can’t remember one time during her reign of lawlessness where she tried to do anything to stand up to the White House and actually enforce immigration laws. Now that she has left DC for sunny California as President of the University of California system, Janet has actually found the nerve to contradict Obama on the issue of college rankings. But she still loves to hand illegals in-state tuition and financial aid at the expense of American citizens.
December 06, 2013, 05:25 pm
“Napolitano ‘deeply skeptical’ of Obama’s college rankings”
By Justin Sink, The Hill
Former Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano, who left the Obama administration to take over the University of California school system, told The Washington Post she is “deeply skeptical” of President Obama’s proposal to rank colleges and universities based on value.
“I am deeply skeptical that there are criteria that can be developed that are in the end meaningful because there will be so many exceptions, once you get down to it,” she said. “It’s not like, you know, you’re not buying a car or a boat. And so I hope to have the opportunity to engage in a productive way in this discussion.”
This summer, Obama announced that the Department of Education would create a new ranking system that grades universities on their value to students, providing applicants with a clearer idea of which schools give students the best bang for their buck.
He also proposed tying federal aid to the rating system, arguing that the federal government should not subsidize schools “who have higher default rates than graduation rates.”
“It is time to stop subsidizing schools that are not producing good results,” Obama said.
But Napolitano said she did not believe there were a lot of “apples to apples comparisons” to be made.
The Department of Education is still developing and fine-tuning the rankings system, which isn’t expected to be unveiled for another year.
White House officials said the rankings would grade universities on their ability to hold down tuition and student loan debt, and measure costs against post-graduation employment rates. They have also promised to solicit input from students and educators as they develop the system.
Obama argued the rankings would empower “students and families to make good choices,” while also incentivizing schools to hold down costs — much as popular rating systems like the U.S. News and World Report rankings lead universities to prioritize certain programs and goals in order to gain an edge on competitors.
Napolitano said she had not yet spoken to Education Secretary Arne Duncan about the plan.
Napolitano took over the California university system at the beginning of October. She last publicly met with President Obama during an immigration rally in California late last month.
“Immigration advocates bank on budget deal to rescue overhaul” The Hill, Russell Berman 12/7/13
Few in Washington want to see House and Senate negotiators strike a budget deal more than advocates for immigration reform.
Their interest is not so much in the policy as the timing. The unending fiscal battles have repeatedly stolen the spotlight from immigration in the House, and the government shutdown in October sapped the legislative push of both time and political good will.
With Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) taking steps to revive immigration reform, advocates now see one remaining window for action in the early part of 2014, before election season begins.
But that opportunity will be lost, lawmakers and aides say, if yet another budget fight erupts in January and February.
Current federal funding runs out on Jan. 15, but House and Senate leaders are hoping to finalize a modest budget deal before lawmakers head home for the holidays.
An agreement would clear the legislative calendar in the New Year, and combined with an expected push from President Obama in his State of the Union address, immigration reform could have the moment its advocates have been waiting for.
“If some of those obstacles could get out of the way, I do think there is very much a desire to get something done, to put it behind them, to come up with a good answer,” said Tamar Jacoby, a Republican advocate who is president of ImmigrationWorks USA.
Jacoby said the support for some action on immigration in the House exists “way into the depths of the Republican conference, not just the leadership and not just the people who sound like liberals on this.”
“So I do think clearing away some of those hurdles could allow that ferment to come to the fore,” she said.
Yet timing is not the only obstacle in the House GOP. While several narrow bills have emerged from the Judiciary and Homeland Security committees, party leaders need a proposal addressing the legal status of undocumented immigrants that can pass with a combination of Republican and Democratic votes.
Reps. Mario Diaz-Balart (R-Fla.) and Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) are working on separate legalization proposals, but it isn’t clear whether either can win the necessary support.
And while a fresh push by Obama in the State of the Union could thrust immigration reform back atop the headlines, a hectoring speech could backfire among Republicans who deeply distrust the president.
House Republicans have taken note in recent weeks that Obama has said he is open to the piecemeal legislative approach that Boehner has demanded, as long as the group of bills addresses all major aspects of reform. But many in the GOP still believe that Obama wants to use immigration as a political cudgel in 2014 rather than make significant concessions to win passage of legislation.
“My advice to Republicans would be to ignore the president,” said former Rep. John Shadegg (Ariz.), a conservative member of the Bipartisan Policy Center’s immigration task force who is advocating for the House to act on the issue.
While a budget agreement would remove one hurdle, it would not end another major political fight that is capturing the attention of both GOP legislators and the media: ObamaCare.
Republicans have latched onto the troubled implementation of the president’s healthcare law, and many lawmakers argue it would be politically foolish for the GOP to turn to a divisive issue and take attention away from problems that are damaging Democrats.
“As long as that is kind of alive [as an issue], that’s going to take up a lot of oxygen,” Jacoby said.
Eliseo Medina, a former labor leader who fasted on water only for 22 days to protest the House’s inaction on immigration, said Boehner could bring up legislation any time he wants.
“Our campaign has not been driven by the legislative calendar, it has been driven by the urgency of the issue,” Medina said.
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More on Our 4th Amendment Rights
From a letter to the editor of a local newspaper:
“Our 4th Amendment protects us from unlawful and unreasonable search and seizure of our persons, houses, papers and effects.
Larry D. Kump, West Virginia delegate, District No. 59, has introduced an amendment to WV House Bill 2513, requiring that law enforcement officers obtain a court warrant, through due process, before they can remove a citizen from their car, drive them to a hospital and force them to undergo a blood test or immediately lose their driving privileges.
House Bill 2513, which was passed in the 2013 session of the West Virginia House of Delegates and signed into law by Gov. Tomblin does just that. Those who wrote and voted for this law, including our governor, are bypassing and ignoring their Constitutional oath of protecting West Virginians against the tyranny of our own government.
Del. Kump voted against HB2513. His amendment would protect us.
“We are a nation of laws, and the Constitution is the highest law of the land. Until a warrant is obtained, the citizens of West Virginia have Constitutional protection of their person, property and possessions, and if your blood is not your possession, I don’t know what is.” said Delegate Kump.
“No one wants people to drive drunk or drugged,” continued Kump, “However the Constitution is clear. A very similar law in Missouri was judged unconstitutional by the Supreme Court earlier this year, as it is a clear violation of the 4th Amendment.”
Elections matter in West Virginia. Who is really supporting your freedom? We know it isn’t Manchin. We know it isn’t Tomblin. It’s time for each of us to decide who we vote for in 2014 – but remember – a vote for liberals is a vote for Obama and his agenda.
Vote for men and women who support your freedom. Larry D. Kump is doing just that. He fights for us every step of the way. Email him – ask him anything that concerns you. He’ll answer your questions honestly and promptly.
Martinsburg, West Virginia”
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Delegate Larry D. Kump
West Virginia House of Delegates District #59
Berkeley-Morgan Counties (Eastern Panhandle)
P.O. Box 1131
Falling Waters, West Virginia 25419-1131
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May God bless you all real good!