Illegal Alien Students Are Still Illegal

by: the Common Constitutionalist 

This past Friday an article was posted online from the Marietta Daily Journal entitled, “Immigrant Students Seek Georgia’s In-State Tuition“.

 

Right off the bat we see the apparent bias that is rampant throughout virtually all media. Did you notice the articles title is missing a very important component – the word illegal? This is all too typical – and frankly I’m not sure if it’s bias or just lazy reporting, or both.

 

I recently wrote that promotion leads to tolerance, tolerance leads to acceptance and acceptance leads to equality. Lazy reporting and advocacy has led to illegal immigration equaling immigration. There seems to be no more distinction. Okay, back to the article.

 

The Journal article pertains to a lawsuit that “roughly 3 dozen immigrants” filed in Georgia state court, asking a judge to grant them in-state tuition.

 

These young “immigrants” are children of illegal aliens. So therefore, they themselves are also in the U.S. illegally. read more

Saudi Arabia on the Human Rights Council

Saudi Arabia is a notorious abuser of human rights. Yet its record of religious, racial and anti-women bigotry doesn’t faze the U.N., which just elected it a human-rights watchdog on the world.

Starting Jan. 1, Saudi will serve on the U.N. Human Rights Council with newly elected members Britain and France. Astoundingly, it received 140 thumbs-up from members of the General Assembly, just about 30 votes shy of its Western counterparts.

No one opposed giving Riyadh authority to pass judgment on the West’s record of human rights. Yet as the U.N. was voting, Saudi religious police were killing and raping Christian migrant workers from Africa and Asia as part of a countrywide crackdown on foreigners. read more

Conservatives Must Compromise on Immigration

 

by: the Common Constitutionalist 

Several days ago (November 14) “conservative” George Will wrote a column entitled “A Need for Compromise on Immigration”. Needless to say I was curious, being that compromise and immigration are two of my least favorite words, at least politically speaking.

 

“What – you are against immigration?” I can hear it now know. Yes I am, when that word is used the way politicians and pundits intend. We all know when a politician or analyst uses that word, they intentionally lump all immigration together, both legal and illegal, as if it were the same.

 

And compromise simply means that conservatives forgo their principles and values in order to pass crappy legislation.

 

Anyway – the gist of Will’s article is that he thinks it foolish and very difficult to attempt to pass a sweeping “comprehensive” immigration bill. There’s another word that makes my skin crawl – comprehensive. Will doesn’t argue that a comprehensive immigration bill is bad for America, but that it is just hard to pass as omnibus legislation. read more

Fewer Illegals Deported

U.S. authorities deported fewer immigrants in fiscal year 2013 than at any  time since President Obama took office, according to secret numbers obtained by  the Center for Immigration  Studies which suggest Mr. Obama’s non-deportation policies have hindered  removals of illegal immigrants.

Just 364,700 immigrants were removed in fiscal year 2013, according to  internal numbers from U.S. Customs and Immigration Enforcement that CIS released Wednesday — down 11 percent from the nearly 410,000 who were deported  in 2012.

The administration has testified to Congress that it has enough money to deport 400,000 every year, but Jessica  Vaughan, director of policy studies at CIS,  said Mr. Obama and the Homeland  Security Department have placed so many illegal immigrants off-limits for  deportations that they cannot find enough people to fulfill that quota. read more

Another Demonstration of Congressional Stupidity

by: the Common Constitutionalist

 

 

I recently read an article from the Hill’ s Blog Briefing Room regarding an interview Democrat congressman from Illinois, Rep. Luis Gutierrez gave to Salon.com.

 

I can’t help but to comment on the article and particularly representative Gutierrez’s silly nonsense regarding illegal immigration.

 

As always, my comments will be bracketed [ ].

 

 

President Obama “has the responsibility” to stop deportations of illegal immigrants if Congress proves unable to pass a comprehensive immigration bill, Rep. Louise Gutierrez (D-Ill.) argued in an interview published Friday. [First, I want to congratulate the blogger for at least calling the “immigrants” what they are… illegal. But I am wondering what authority Mr. Gutierrez thinks the president has to do such a thing. Constitutionally, he has only the authority to dutifully carry out the laws charged by Congress.]

 

Gutierrez told Salon, “There are devastating effects if the Congress of the United States cannot enact comprehensive immigration reform – then the president of the United States has the responsibility to act to defend those immigrants, which he says he wants to provide safety and justice for”. [We have been living with the same immigration system for years. Now all the sudden, the effects of “inaction” are devastating. And never fall for the whole “comprehensive” plea. In Washington, comprehensive just means, big, fat, bloated, thousands of pages to hide crap you want but don’t want the public to know, omnibus, money wasting bill. And in no way does the president have any responsibility to act to defend criminals. That would be like me having a responsibility to defend someone who broke into my own house.]

 

In 2012, the Obama administration announced it would stop deporting some illegal immigrants who entered the United States as children under certain circumstances. Gutierrez, who has helped lead the Democrat legislative effort in the house, said the president should “definitely look at” expanding that policy to all 11 million immigrants who have entered the country illegally, if efforts to reform the nation’s laws remain stymied in the Republican-controlled House. [I have heard Obama on more than one occasion lament the fact that he is not a king; that he can’t just do what he wants. By the way, as demonstrated by his actions, he doesn’t really believe that. But congressmen like Gutierrez seem to give no thought at all to granting Obama such power. It appears that he’s never read the Constitution he swore to uphold. And he certainly has given no thought of the consequence of relinquishing the power of the legislature to the executive branch. Ignorant people like him are very dangerous.] read more

Immigration “Week of Escalation”

Immigration activist groups have declared they will launch a “week of escalation” this week to pressure lawmakers in Congress with acts of civil disobedience to pass comprehensive immigration reform this year.

According to Politico, pro-immigration reform groups will target House Republican leaders and over 20 Republicans they think are vulnerable on the issue. Their goal is to get a vote on immigration reform this year.  read more

Hezbollah and Los Zetas, a Deadly Combination

by: the Common Constitutionalist

 

Feeling safe here in good ole U.S. of A.? Sure… why not?

 

Yes, there have been incidences of school and other shootings but they appear in no way connected.

 

On the whole, Homeland Security appears to be effective, as we’ve had no successful terror attacks on American soil for more than a decade.

 

So why haven’t we been attacked again? Have the terrorists just given up? Have the Bush and Obama administrations successfully decimated the terrorist ranks to make it impossible for an attack? Is Homeland Security just that good, that they are able to thwart any and every attempt?

 

Well, yes and no. Our intelligence services have stopped potential attacks, some we’ve heard about, others we haven’t, for strategic reasons. We have had some success taking out terrorist leaders and negatively affecting their infrastructure, but don’t count on the terrorists ever giving up. read more

Voters Oppose Dems on Illegal Immigration

Didn’t hear much about lifetime work permits for tens of millions of foreign citizens today in the press conference of House Democratic leaders introducing their comprehensive immigration reform bill.

I think they may have seen internal polls that show the same thing found in dozens of polls that we have conducted this year:

When asked specifically about giving work permits to illegal aliens or millions more legal immigrants (the heart of the Democratic bill), American voters overwhelmingly oppose. read more

Amnesty Brigade Still at Work

 from: Michelle Malkin

The government may be “shut down,” but open-borders Democrats and Republicans are still working to ram through an illegal alien amnesty bailout for millions of law-breakers and their families at the expense of American jobs and American security.

GOP amnesty cheerleader Paul Ryan said late last week that he may plan to introduce a bill even without majority GOP support. read more

House Republicans Work Immigration Behind Scenes

As long as these RINO’s remain in power they will not give up on this issue. This is the way these progressives work. While everyone is distracted by a seemingly major issue like the government shutdown, backroom strategies are being crafted to advance another, no doubt to simply change the color of the lipstick on this pig.

 

from ABC News/AP:

Immigration overhaul legislation has been dormant in the House for months, but a few Republicans are working behind the scenes to advance it at a time the Capitol is immersed in a partisan brawl over government spending and President Barack Obama’s health care law.

The chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, Rep. Bob Goodlatte, has been discussing possible legal status for the estimated 11 million immigrants living in the U.S. illegally. He’s also been working with House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, a fellow Virginia Republican, on a bill offering citizenship to immigrants brought illegally to the U.S. as children.

Reps. Raul Labrador, R-Idaho, and Ted Poe, R-Texas, are working on a plan to create a visa program allowing more lower-skilled workers into the country.

Goodlatte and the chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee, Rep. Mike McCaul, R-Texas, hold out hopes for floor action by late October on a series of immigration bills that already have passed their committees. read more