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Illegal immigration is simply 'share the wealth’ socialism and a CRIME not a race!

"NO COUNTRY CAN SURVIVE WITHOUT BORDERS"

"JESUS WEPT" An American Story

This is HISTORY you didn't learn in school about the destruction of a nation who could not defend it's borders.

http://jesusweptanamericanstory.blogspot.com/

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William Wilberforce, the British parliamentarian and abolitionist, told his colleagues, “Having heard all of this, you may choose to look the other way, but you can never say again that you did not know.”

Saturday, September 29, 2007

Ron Paul's BACKDOOR EARMARK

Remember a few weeks ago , we talked about the congresspeople who have disclosed their earmark spending? Thanks for this non PDF list. Rather interesting! Don't miss #20!*

BACKDOOR EARMARKS. These are pork spending that Paul preaches against, but attaches them to bills he knows will pass while , at the same time, claiming to vote against (albeit we've seen he doesn't always vote against).

http://i.cnn.net/cnn/interactive/allpolitics/0706/popup.congress.earmarks/pdfs/tx.14.paul.pdf

(these were just from a March 2007 list)

1. $25,000 for the Brazoria County Sheriff to establish a “Children’s Identification and Location Database.”
2. $8 million for the marketing of wild American shrimp.
3. $2.3 million for shrimp fishing research.
4. $3 million to “secure the acquisition of the McGinnes tract, protecting its critical natural resources and helping consolidate refuge inholdings.”
5. $5 million to expand the cancer center at Brazosport Hospital.
6. $200,000 for the Matagorda Episcopal Health Outreach Program to fund a “National Health Service Corp Scholar.”
7. $4.5 million to study the effects of the health risks of vanadium.
8. $3 million to test imported shrimp for antibiotics. (Does anyone think there is a big shrimp industry in Paul’s district?)
9. $10 million to repair the Galveston railways causeway bridge.
10. $1.18 million for “Personalized Medicine in Asthma”
11. $100,000 for a “data-driven automated system for nursing students on the Texas Gulf Coast.”
12. $257,000 to “prepare graduates from the doctoral program at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Nursing to assume faculty roles in schools for nursing with a deficient number of doctoral level faculty.”
13. $1.4 million to buy buses for the Golden Crescent Regional Commission.
14. $2 million to buy buses for Galveston.
15. $5 million for highway spending.
16. $2 million to replace facilities for Galveston bus service.
17. $3 million to replace facilities for the Golden Crescent Regional bus facility.
18. $2 million to repair the Galveston trolley.
19. $2.14 million to renovate the Edna Theater.
20. $13 million for I-69 highway project. *
21. $30 million the Texas Maritime Academy to refurbish a ship.
22. $4.5 million to maintain Cedar Bayou. Plus another $9 million
23. $15 million for “construction at GIWW Matagorda Bay.” Plus another $5.8 million
24. $100,000 to maintain Chocolate Bayou.
25. $2.5 million to maintain Double Bayou.

*#20. $13 million for I-69 highway project, is the Trans-Texas corridor project that many claim is the first leg of the NAU, NAFTA Superhighway.

http://ttc.keeptexasmoving.org/projects/i69/

"Interstate 69 is a planned 1,600-mile national highway connecting Mexico, the United States and Canada. Eight states are involved in the project. In Texas, I-69 will be developed under the Trans-Texas Corridor master plan."

Friday, September 28, 2007

Candidate Calculator - See who lines up with YOU!


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Sunday, September 23, 2007

Update - List of victims (dead) of Illegal Aliens

148. Ronald Dean Hollingsworth Christian Molina 9/2/07 Va.
aka Jose Maximino Flores-Perales
149. Maria Ramirez. Armando Cruz 2002 Ill.

150. Ivan Santos Demetro Acosta-Uribe 5/07 Phoenix
http://www.azcentral.com/news/articles/0914deathpenalty0914.html

151. Samuel Reta 8 mo Juan Sanchez & 2007 Calif
Elizabeth Reta
http://www.corruptionchronicles.com/2007/09/deported_criminal_illegal_immi.html

152. Nick Erfle, LEO Anthony Sanchez 9/07 Phoenix
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1898988/posts

152-3. Jennifer Bower Edwardo Morales-Soriano 11/06 MD
Brian Matthews
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1899441/posts

154. Thomas Whitney, Jr., 24 Daryush Omar May, 21, 2006 NJ
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1900147/posts

Friday, September 21, 2007

Motherless children Await arrival of Air force One

TheTownCrier

Last night on the David Letterman show, his redundant spot about Bush's poor speaking abilities featured a statement about the immigration debate. The president was leaning over the podium whining that some farmer (Is that what they call transnational corporate agriculture now?) met him at Air Force One, suffering mightily, because ' he can't find no body to pull them onions fer him....'

Well isn't that special? The president must have been in Georgia. Vidalia Onions are a big crop with even BIGGER owners with political ties, who have pulled off destroying employer sanctions of illegal aliens hires before. This time it's called Ag Jobs, and it's amnesty. No doubt about it. It's being slimed through the senate right now in an unrelated bill by Diane Fienstien and Larry Craig, and others along with the 'Dream Act'.

In 1998, the Georgia Congressional delegation, pressed by big ag interests desiring illegal cheap labor with no regret, wrote INS and demanded workplace enforcement be stopped! Not only did it stop in Georgia, but other state representatives did the same and started the end of employers of illegal aliens being held accountable to labor and immigration laws. In the past few months there have finally been some raids at these criminal enterprises, but with this kind of political pressure it won't last.

So, it worked well before, why not! Here are these onion slave masters begging again for a share of the collective corporate/government spoils. Don't feel left out of the equation, fellow peon citizen, you're a part of this too! YOU get to pay for it.

Often in blood.

I had a flash when I saw Bush twisting to try to make us feel sorry for his corporate/political patrons.

I envisioned children, at the airport, waiting for the presdent to arrive on Air force One; orphans. U.S. Citizens 'refugees' in the war of illegal immigration. Surely a compassionate president will have time for the hundreds of them.

I saw their faces.

Georgia? Randy Burris pushed Heather Carlson's baby carriage from the path of a car driven by a drunk illegal alien, Ricardo Arriaga-Gutierrez. A resident of Clarke County Georgia, Randy was the father of three children.

There was 2yr. old Sophie, who's mother Adrienne Shelly was hanged and murdered by day laborer Diego Pillco.

The children and grandchildren of Donna and Sean Wilson of Mt. Juliet, Tennessee killed by a man not deported after 14 prior arrests.

The children of Joyce Dargan of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. She was hit by a car driven by a 14-year-old illegal alien Mexican (a student at the local high school) as he drag raced against another Mexican boy at speeds of 80 miles per.

Debbie Thomas was the mother of three, killed in a head-on collision on Christmas Eve 2003 when her car was struck by a car being driven in the wrong direction. The offending driver, Narciso Garcia-Jimenez, escaped from his hospital bed and is still at large.

But some of the children's faces were faint. They're the children victims of illegal aliens. Sweet little ghosts like Esmerelda Nava , aged four, strangled, molested and killed by an illegal alien, Cornelio Rivera Zamites of Vera Cruz, Mexico, who had been deported in 2003.
Jose Raul Pena , an illegal alien from El Salvador earlier deported for cocaine possession, used his 2 year old daughter Suzie as a human shield in an hours-long Los Angeles shootout with police. Pena and Suzie were both killed.

Nine-year-old Jordin Paulder offered to help a driver with an automobile problem. The car stopped, and Santos Benigno Cabrera Borjas emerged, wielding a hatchet. He twice smashed Jordin in the face between the nose and forehead.

Alejandra Gutierrez, age 10 along with the 4 other members of his family. Kevin Bryant, 8 years old killed by Eli Alvarez this last May. Zina, age 12, who was herself a legal immigrant, raped and murderd by an alien. There was the Unborn baby and her teen age mom run over by alien Jorge Quintas in January in Chicago.

16-year-old Amy Dumas
was shot dead during a home invasion as she tried to protect her wheelchair-bound father, who was also killed. Apparently four Asian gang members forced themselves into the family's apartment and shot father and daughter several times. The accused are "Cambodian-born men"

And there were the babies. Alex Tsuji, 2 , Kelynn Byrd, age 2 , Xavier Brown, 2, Tyler Evans, 4 Laura Ayala 3 yrs; the list never ends.

To the White House, along with too many in our government, the victims are invisible; mere collateral economic 'damage'. You got cheap veggies, so shut up!

Since 911 thousands of our children have been made 'little ghosts' . Sacrificed at the alter of cheap illegal labor. If President Bush can convince you to be as 'compassionate' as he is for his well healed friends who can just 'show up' at Air Force One, many thousands more innocent Americans will die.

Many people flee the country of their origin because they are criminals. They come from societies where only criminals survive. If they are not the criminal element, often they are the victims. It's a way of life from the first breath. We pay for that abuse and loss of illegal alien life as well. Illegal aliens commit a higher rate of crime. They arrive poor, tortured, on the run, illiterate, ticked off at everyone and more often than not a burden to society that you pay for. Many of them refuse to try to communicate with or be a part of U.S. Citizen society . Without communication, there is no peace.

The alien enabling crowd is the only economic winner in this, as they demand we allow more illegal aliens to roam unidentified, freely to prey on our children and mothers. The rest of us are being drained.

Seventy percent of women who gave birth at Parkland Hospital in Dallas, Texas in the first quarter of 2006 were illegal aliens. That’s 11,200 anchor babies born a year in only one hosital.

JFK's ghost is still roaming the halls of the place yet today, looking around and muttering, "Por Que, Teddy?"

Monday, September 17, 2007

The wit and wisdom of Duncan Hunter


TheTownCrier

(AP) Referring to Giuliani, Romney and McCain, Hunter said: "The guy who has the most influence with these three gentlemen is Ted Kennedy. We need to move away from the Kennedy wing of the Republican party." Hunter
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“I don't need consultants to give me a conservative image." Duncan Hunter
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I asked Hunter what he makes of [Texas Gov.] Perry's doubting border walls.
"Perry should visit southern California", Hunter replied, "to see how better fences prevent crossings. If you can climb the real border fence," he said, "we sign you up for the Olympics."
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Duncan Hunter: I don’t belong to any organized religion... I’m a Baptist.
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/1898041/posts?page=149
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Duncan Hunter when speaking to the Conservative Political Action Conference about his finish in the South Carolina poll said, “You know, I woke up to … one of the commentators saying that the only reason that Hunter beat all those guys in South Carolina is because his Marine son has been there for a week. Well, I looked down at that army of consultants, everybody who was vertical in South Carolina was hired by the other guys, and I said, ‘You know, that is a good match-up: One Marine versus 550 consultants.’ We did have the advantage!”
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Hunter: "I’m leaving to meet a constituent that I haven’t seen for a long time... my wife! "
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Hunter responding to Johnny Suttons' remarks re: Campeon/Ramos:
HUNTER: You know, that's about the weakest statement I have ever heard and about the weakest justification for saying that a guy is unarmed. So ask him. Pin him down on this thing. Say, did you search him, did anybody search him and so if you didn't search him, how do you know he's unarmed. And hit him with that. And, you know, the other question I'd ask him, if that's true, how did those 600 people die in Nuevo Laredo, most of them in drug-related murders if guns weren't used? Do these guys choke to death on their Wheaties in the morning?
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Rep. Hunter makes use of child labor

We aren’t sure whether Rep. Duncan Hunter’s grandson is going to be class president or bully bait — it could go either way.

Hunter (R-Calif.) recounted in the Sept. 27 GOP presidential debate that the child, who is also named Duncan and called “D-3” by his family, has picked up some questionable habits from his grandfather.

“He walked up to his first-grade teacher about a month ago, stuck his hand out, and said, ‘My name is Duncan Hunter … My grampa’s going to be president,’” the senior Hunter said. “And then this little 6-year-old looked his teacher right in the eye, and he said, ‘Now, can I count on your vote?’ ”
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Duncan Hunter comes right down Santa Claus lane (archive 1985)

Nurse Amy Salud, one of a platoon of nurses thanking Hunter for cheering their patients, shakes his hand and says they have met before. On a previous hospital visit? asks the congressman. "No, at the Miss Philippines Pageant," says Salud. Hunter puts on a Scrooge face. "Ah, yes," he says, "the Miss Philippines Pageant. I didn't win." Salud laughs.

He hands her a House of Representatives pen. He hands another to a bedridden patient. Hunter bends over and half-whispers, "It's a congressional pen. It writes only in red." The patient laughs.

Mike Cutler warns of stealth Amnesty!


Hi Gang:
I generally forward articles to you with my commentaries.
This evening I have attached a link to "NUMBERS USA."
I urge you to go to that website and read what they have to say about the pending legislative measures being planned by the United States Senate this week and act accordingly. Simply stated, the Senate is poised to vote for three provisions that would be disastrous for us. These provisions would provide in-state tuition for illegal aliens, a benefit that our United States citizen and lawfully admitted resident alien college kids do not have! This is the equivalent of paying for your neighbor's kids to go to college while making your own children work their way through college!
Additionally, the other two measures would expand the number of guest worker visas that would be provided to agriculture workers and high-tech workers. The madness behind these guest worker visa increases needs to be considered carefully. First of all, at present, it is estimated that approximately 40% of the illegal aliens who are currently present in the United States did not run our nation's borders but rather entered the United States as temporary (nonimmigrant) visitors and then failed to depart the United States when they were supposed to. Additionally they accepted employment for which they were legally ineligible.
In this regard it is essential to remember that the terrorists who attacked our nation on September 11, 2001 were all admitted into the United States and then, having been admitted via the inspections process, they managed to embed themselves in our country and hide in plain sight.
On May 11, 2006 I testified at a hearing conducted by House Committee on International Relations, Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations at a hearing entitled, "VISA OVERSTAYS: CAN WE BAR THE TERRORIST DOOR?"
Additionally, on September 1, 2006 I was called to testify before a field hearing convened by the House Judiciary Committee that was considering the potential ramifications of the Senate alien amnesty bill. I would ask you to consider a portion of my testimony from that hearing:

"A notable example of such a terrorist can be found in a review of the facts concerning Mahmud Abouhalima, a citizen of Egypt who entered the United States on a tourist visa, overstayed his authorized period of admission and then applied for amnesty under the agricultural worker provisions of IRCA. He succeeded in obtaining resident alien status through this process. During a 5 year period he drove a cab and had his license suspended numerous times for violations of law and ultimately demonstrated his appreciation for our nation’s generosity by participating in the first attack on the World Trade Center in 1993 that left 6 people dead, hundreds of people injured and an estimated one half billion dollars in damage inflicted, on that iconic, ill-fated complex. America had opened its doors to him so that he might participate in the “American Dream.” He turned that dream into our worst nightmare. The other terrorists who attacked our nation on subsequent attacks, including the attacks of September 11, 2001, similarly exploited our generosity, seeing in our nation’s kindness, weakness, gaming the immigration system to enter our country and then, hide in plain sight, among us."

Not only was Mahmud Abouhalima a terrorist, he never did work on a farm either! The entire agriculture program that became an integral part of the 1986 Amnesty program for millions of illegal aliens was absolutely loaded with fraud.


I would also ask you consider the impact that the importation of many thousands of high-tech workers have on the salaries and job security for many Americans who will now have to compete with foreign workers for the jobs that many of them have held for years.
The issue of foreign workers is one that provided Jack Abramoff with his initial employment in the lucrative lobbying "industry." He started out by working for William Gates, Sr., as a lobbyist seeking to increase the number of foreign computer programmers. Mr. Abramoff, as I am sure you know, is currently the guest of the federal government, getting free room and board for his crooked conduct.
Cheap and compliant labor was the reason our nation used slave labor more than 150 years ago. Our corporations are still seeking a limitless supply of cheap and compliant labor. In order to achieve this goal, they have taken to employing two tactics: They move their operations overseas to countries, like China, where they don't have to deal with the pesky EPA, OSHA and Labor Departments and they also seek to employ illegal aliens or aliens who are lawfully admitted to work for them for wages that are significantly lower than the prevailing wages they are currently paying their American and resident alien employees.
Of course, these companies cannot overtly indicate that they are going to pay substandard wages to these temporary alien employees so they find ways justify hiring the temporary alien workers, often with the assistance of their attorneys.
An additional problem is the fact that even after the reported expenditure of more than one billion dollars, US VISIT is still unable to determine if aliens who are admitted for a temporary period ever depart the United States. This, even though this departure component of US VISIT was highly recommended for implementation by the 911 Commission.
Additionally, there are only a few thousand special agents at ICE (Immigration and Customs Enforcement) to carry out the vital missions of that beleaguered agency. There is no way that there are adequate resources to police the current temporary worker programs today, how would our government deal with having many more such "temporary" workers enter our country? Who would make certain that these aliens work at the jobs they are being admitted to do? How would we know if they left the United States when they are supposed to?
Aliens currently play a game of "Hide and Seek" with the agents who are charged with enforcing the immigration laws. This game should be more aptly call "Aliens Hide and We Don't Seek!"
Now the Senate is poised to pass the provisions of the Amnesty Bill that they called "Comprehensive Immigration Reform" that I referred to as the "Terrorist Assistance and Facilitation Act of 2007."
The Senate is now operating in "stealth" mode, having felt the wrath of the thousands of Americans who made so many phone calls on the day that the Senate voted on that previous immigration bill. They are attempting to slide the provisions past us by adding the various measures that the original bill called for in a piece-meal fashion. Each time these senators and other politicians do this, we must do two things.
First of all, we must get to the telephones, once again and have our voices heard.
Next: you must take note of the position that your senator and member of Congress takes on these issues. Anyone who votes for these outrageous bills should find himself on the unemployment line the next time he (she) comes up for reelection! We should do for these politicians what they are doing for We the People! On the other hand, those courageous politicians who vote down these bills should get our full support, including campaign contributions!
If your senator or member of the House of Representatives is willing to sell out Americans who have to work for a living to support their families, then we should treat them no better! What makes this an easy task is the simple fact that the NUMBERS USA website I provided you with a link for at the outset of this commentary, provides a "Report Card" so that you can easily check our your elected representatives. All it would take is a couple of minutes of your time.
I ask that you make the phone calls, keep track of your representatives in both houses and please forward this to as many other Americans as you can. We the People have been lax in supervising our employees, the politicians! This must stop now!
Democracy is not a spectator sport!
Lead, follow or get out of the way!

Sunday, September 09, 2007

MEXICO IS OUR ENEMY

TheTownCrier

Mexico is our enemy. Sounds extreme doesn’t it? But think about it.

Here is a nation who encourages it’s citizens to illegally break into our country and illegally use our social services and stealing our identities.

When their dual citizens commit crimes here, they fight all our laws and defend the guilty perps, always demanding leniency.

They demand we change our laws to accomodate them and stop defending our border and speak their language. Their president tells us if a Mexican is in our country, it’s MEXICO!

47 of our citizens have been kidnapped in their country, but....oh, well!

Barbaric beheadings and reporter murders have taken place less often in Mexico than only one other place on earth. Iraq.

Mexico is the biggest drug conduit on earth and most of it is brought here.

Their organized crime gangs run rampant in our cities, National parks and forests.

Mexico’s citizens march in OUR streets, waving a foreign flag, demanding rights no foreign person has a claim to.

More people have died on US soil at the hands of Mexico’s citizens than have been lost to ANY foreign country since the 1700’s fight for our independence.

We’ve invaded and made war on nations with a lot less provocation.

President Felipe Calderon blasted U.S. immigration policies on Sunday and promised to fight harder to protect the rights of Mexicans in the U.S., saying “Mexico does not end at its borders. "I have said that Mexico does not stop at its border, that wherever there is a Mexican, there is Mexico," he said”

Elvira Arellano, presidente La Familia Latina Unida (deported illegal alien who Mexico plans to make a USA 'ambassador')
"We have shown that we are not only for protecting the rights of the undocumented but we are struggling for Latinos to become a voice for justice for all of Latin America. We have supported self-determination and opposed assimilation into this[USA] nation’s individualistic, imperialistic values. We have taught that our people did not come here because of the American Dream but because of what the American nightmare did to our countries of origin. We have asserted that our demand to be here and to be fully enfranchised here is a right not a privilige and a destiny of our people to transform this nation."

Mexico is our enemy.

Giuliani: Illegal immigration no crime-Not what he told Mike Cutler!


Mike Cutler:
"After the senator and the U.S. attorney engaged in a bit of bantering about a recent trip they had taken to Italy together, D'Amato turned to the issue of the penalties for the crime of Re-Entry After Deportation. U.S. Attorney Giuliani asked me for the statute concerning this crime and I told him that it was to be found in Title 8 of the United States Code, Section 1326. After a short while, Giuliani got back on the phone, obviously he tracked down the law and said that I was correct, that the maximum punishment was 2 years in jails and that the law did not differentiate between aliens who had criminal convictions and aliens who did not. He told Senator D'Amato that boosting the penalties for criminals who are deported and illegally re-enter the United States was a great idea! "

Complete email from Mike Cutler:

The story I am about to tell you is a bit lengthy but I believe it is worth reading for several reasons. It shows how politicians can conduct themselves responsibly when they are given relevant facts. It also provides some insight to one of the candidates who is currently running for President. I am referring to none other than Rudy Giuliani. The news story I have attached below should get all of us to sit up and pay attention! Before I get to Mr. Giuliani's outrageous statement, I would like to provide some background.
In the mid 1980's I began working with then New York Senator Alphonse D'Amato on a number of immigration-related issues. I approached his staff about the need to address the immigration issue at a time that the number of criminal aliens was soaring and the agency that was supposed to lead the charge was refusing to take itself and its responsibilities seriously. The first time I made an appointment to go to the senator's office I brought along my first wife who subsequently passed away more than 20 years ago. We were both surprised that as I met with members of the senator's staff, Al D'Amato, himself poked his head into the meeting room and chatted with us for about 10 minutes. He went on to tell me that he would support my recommendations if was able to get some of my colleagues to corroborate my assertions.
I began cajoling and pleading with about 30 of my then colleagues to go to the senator's New York office which was located in the Madison Square Garden Complex. Finally, the senator agreed to another meeting that was supposed to last for 30 minutes. I brought 3 of my colleagues with me and we sat down in the senator's law library and waited for him along with a couple of his staffers. Suddenly, the senator strode into the room, carrying a huge, white mug containing steaming coffee. The mug was emblazoned with big, bold, black letters that simply said, "THE BOSS."
In the days before the meeting I focused on what I would say to him. I knew that I would only get one chance to really get his attention and so these words would be critical. I like to say that you only get one opportunity for a first impression. I felt that this first impression that the words would convey had to grab his attention immediately. After we introduced ourselves to him he said, "Mikey, how can I help you?"
I looked him in the eye and as best as I can recall, I said, "Senator, we thank you for taking time out from what we know is an incredibly busy schedule. The four of us seated in your office today are civil servants who are concerned about the situation at the INS. (One of us, Pete Mastrosimone was a supervisory immigration inspector who would die a few short years later of a heart attack. The other two guys who accompanied me were criminal investigators (special agents) as I was at that time.) I went on and told the senator that, "While we were all federal officers that we had come as his constituents, as tax payers who had all come to the unhappy conclusion that we were unable to get our money's worth from our own efforts, not because of any of our failings but because of the failings of the agency that employed us, the Immigration and Naturalization Service."
It was clear that the words resonated with the senator because he looked me squarely in the eye and asked us to explain what was going on. He seem angry, not at us, but at the picture we painted.
After about 30 minutes, one of the senator's aides stepped into the room to remind him of a luncheon appointment with an ambassador of a foreign government. We were never told who the ambassador was nor the country he represented. What surprised us was that Senator D'Amato told his aide to get someone from his office to take the dignitary to lunch because he felt that the meeting we were having with him was far too important to end. He wound up spending more than 2 hours with us.
He asked me if there was anything that I thought should be done to address some of the many failings at the INS. I provided him with 3 suggestions. I told him that it made no sense to not differentiate criminal aliens from those illegal aliens who were working illegally in the United States. The mind-set that an arrest was an arrest and that agents were evaluated purely by the number of aliens arrested and processed was absurd. I also explained that the agency was playing a "numbers game." I asked him what he thought the statement that a thousand illegal aliens had been arrested and processed for deportation meant. He told me that it sounded as though a thousand illegal aliens had been deported. I surprised him by telling him that this statement simply meant that one thousand illegal aliens were taken into custody and that the paperwork was done and that the agency counted the number of aliens processed for deportation even though many of the aliens were then released, only to disappear into communities in New York. This was the early version of the now infamous "Catch and Release" program. As you might expect, Senator D'Amato was thoroughly angered by this revelation!.
Next I told him that I would suggest that aliens who were serving jail sentences should be process for deportation inside the jails and that deportation hearings should also be conducted inside the jails in which they were incarcerated. It made no sense to have an alien serve many years behind bars and that the INS would then initiate deportation proceedings upon his release from prison. In these situations either these criminal aliens were held in our detention facilities that lacked adequate resources, or the criminal aliens were allowed to post bail and go back on the street whereupon they either absconded, committed additional crimes, or did both. In my judgement, holding hearings inside a jail would provide the alien who had been ordered deported to appeal his deportation and then ultimately be given a final order of deportation before his prison sentence expired. In these cases, these aliens would simply be taken to an airplane upon the completion of their criminal sentences and removed from our country. (This program was put into effect and became known as the Institution Hearing Program.) Like everything else at the former INS and now at DHS, limited resources hobble this program.
Finally, I suggested that the penalty for the crime of Re-Entry After Deportation be increased from the maximum of two years in jail to a maximum of 20 years in custody for criminal aliens. It made no sense to me or my colleagues who accompanied me to that meeting that the law did not differentiate between criminal aliens and aliens who were administrative law violators. Senator D'Amato was incredulous! He had trouble believing what we told him, so he called his good friend, the man who, at the time occupied the powerful position of United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, Rudy Giuliani. D'Amato had one of his staffers call Giuliani's office and had the call put on the speaker phone.
After the senator and the U.S. attorney engaged in a bit of bantering about a recent trip they had taken to Italy together, D'Amato turned to the issue of the penalties for the crime of Re-Entry After Deportation. U.S. Attorney Giuliani asked me for the statute concerning this crime and I told him that it was to be found in Title 8 of the United States Code, Section 1326. After a short while, Giuliani got back on the phone, obviously he tracked down the law and said that I was correct, that the maximum punishment was 2 years in jails and that the law did not differentiate between aliens who had criminal convictions and aliens who did not. He told Senator D'Amato that boosting the penalties for criminals who are deported and illegally re-enter the United States was a great idea!
As the federal prosecutor he was at that time, Giuliani certainly understood the concept of deterrence! Unbeknownst to me at the time, Walter Connery, the former head of the Internal Affairs Division of the INS who would shortly report to New York as the chief of investigation or Assistant District Director for Investigations and a former high-ranking member of the NYPD and a lawyer in his own right, would submit a legislative proposal to Senator D'Amato that paralleled my suggestion about increased penalties for the crime of unlawful re-entry into the United States by aliens who had been deported and had criminal convictions. The law was changed and now, under the current law, an alien who is defined as a "Aggravated Felon" may serve a maximum of 20 years in prison if he is deported and re-enters the United States without authorization.
Back then, United States Attorney Giuliani was a prosecutor, indeed, he was the preeminent federal prosecutor in New York.
When he was elected mayor of New York, Giuliani stated that he subscribed to the "Broken windows approach to law enforcement." You can read an interview he gave in May, 2003 where he discussed many issues, including the "Broken windows approach to law enforcement." I have attached the link to this interview below:
His quote about "Broken Windows" follows (I have taken the liberty to highlight the most interesting part of his statement):
Rudolph Giuliani: Well, I very much subscribe to the "Broken Windows" theory, a theory that was developed by Professors Wilson and Kelling, 25 years ago maybe. The idea of it is that you had to pay attention to small things, otherwise they would get out of control and become much worse. And that, in fact, in a lot of our approach to crime, quality of life, social programs, we were allowing small things to get worse rather than dealing with them at the earliest possible stage. That approach had been tried in other cities, but all small cities, and there was a big debate about whether it could work in a city as large as New York. One of the ways that New York used to resist any kind of change was to say, "It can't work here," because they wanted to keep the status quo. There is such a desire for people to do that, to keep the status quo. And I thought, "Well, there's no reason why it can't work in New York City. We have bigger resources. We may have bigger problems, we have bigger resources, the same theory should work." So we started paying attention to the things that were being ignored. Aggressive panhandling, the squeegee operators that would come up to your car and wash the window of your car whether you wanted it or not -- and sometimes smashed people's cars or tires or windows -- the street-level drug-dealing; the prostitution; the graffiti, all these things that were deteriorating the city. So we said, "We're going to pay attention to that," and it worked. It worked because we not only got a big reduction in that, and an improvement in the quality of life, but massive reductions in homicide, and New York City turned from the crime capital of America to the safest large city in the country for five, six years in a row.
Here is my point; Mr. Giuliani, as mayor, said that he went after the low level crimes. This is stunning when you consider that he was willing to have the cops arrest those who wielded squeegees or spray paint cans that they used to create graffiti, but now declares that illegal aliens who run our borders should not be arrested! This absolutely takes my breath away!
Mayor Giuliani presided over New York City when it was a so-called "Sanctuary City." You can read the transcript of a hearing at which I testified on February 27, 2003 before the House Subcommittee on Immigration, Border Security and Claims entitled, "NEW YORK CITY'S 'SANCTUARY' POLICY AND THE EFFECT OF SUCH POLICIES ON PUBLIC SAFETY, LAW ENFORCEMENT AND IMMIGRATION."
In an era of escalating gang activity and the threat of terrorism, Mr. Giuliani apparently does not consider the millions of illegal aliens who violate our borders to be committing a crime, but considered it worthwhile to go after teenagers who spray painted graffiti on buildings and other places! I frankly do not like graffiti, but what is a bigger threat to our safety? I certainly did not like the squeegee guys approaching my car and engage in aggressive panhandling, but really, is this a crime or simply a matter of disorderly conduct?
Giuliani certainly "gets it" but then makes contradictory statements! H cannot have it both ways!
He must know that many illegal aliens do not run our nation's borders but rather enter through ports of entry and then, in one way or another, violate the terms of their entry into our country.
I have made this point many time before and feel compelled to make it again. It is impossible to control illegal immigration at the border if aliens come to realize that they can count on getting rewarded for running our nation's borders if they manage to get past the Border Patrol agent or CBP inspector. I know that Rudy is an avid Yankees fan. He must realize that to not enforce the immigration laws from the interior of the United States would be the equivalent of a baseball team playing the game but having their outfielders sit out the game. Under such bizarre circumstances, anyone who could hit the ball over the second baseman's head would probably get an in the park home run!
Special agents are also desperately needed to do more than simply attempt to arrest aliens who are working illegally. We need thousands of special agents at ICE to go after the fraud in the immigration benefits program that not only rewards aliens who furnish false information on their applications for immigration benefits, but also represents a threat to national security by enabling spies and terrorists to easily game the system and acquire resident alien status and even United States citizenship.
It sometimes seems that it would be easier to nail Jello to the wall than pin down our politicians especially where the critical issue of immigration is concerned!
We the People have to get involved in the political process. The upcoming election will, I believe, mark a critical opportunity for our nation and our citizens. We are a nation at crossroads and we had better make certain that the next occupant of the Oval Office will represent our best interests rather than the best interests of special interest groups and corporations! There will be no "Do Overs!"
If, as the saying goes, "A squeaky wheel gets the grease," then We the People had better get noisy!
Democracy is not a spectator sport!
Lead, follow or get out of the way!
-michael cutler-


Monday, September 03, 2007

Update - List of victims (dead) of Illegal Aliens

141. deputy Sheriff -LEO Ezeiquiel Lopez 5/2007 Kenosha, Wisc.

142. Kelynn Byrd, 2 Michael Hernandez 8/07 Oklahoma

143. Brittany Binger,16 Oswaldo Martinez 1/05 Virginia

144. Vincent D'Anna LEO Ramon Felix Pineda 8/07 Michigan

145. Leybi Lorena Vigil Claros, 14 Alfredo Sifuentes-Sandoval 10/05 Tx

146. niece of 9/ll man , 17 Ariel Mendez http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1890578/posts


Original list here: http://towncriernews.blogspot.com/2007/07/fatalites-on-us-soil-by-foreign-aliens.html

147. Delfi Gonzales Roblero.17Oliverio Lopez Sanchez 5/07 Georgetown
http://www.zwire.com/site/news.cfm?newsid=18746257&BRD=2081&PAG=461&dept_id=385210&rfi=6