School Walkouts Continue in Calif to Protest Immigration Bill

30 03 2006

From Free New Mexican:

On California's Cesar Chavez Day, at least 14,315 students walked out of at least 16 Los Angeles-area schools from the San Fernando Valley to the wealthy coastal enclave of Pacific Palisades, said Monica Carazo, spokeswoman for the Los Angeles Unified School District. Several hundred people marched along a downtown freeway. More than 1,000 circled the downtown City Hall and some met with Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa in his office. The demonstrators walked about a mile before they were escorted off, CHP Officer Joe Zizi said. Some could be cited. "They were in the middle. They were in all lanes," he said. In Santa Ana, police cars were sporadically pelted with rocks and bottles by knots of protesters, Santa Ana police Lt. Baltazar De La Riva said. "They've damaged a few units," he said. Nobody was hurt and only one arrest was immediately reported, he said. Other arrests and possible injuries were reported as students marched at a mall in Riverside. "It's resulting in bottles and rocks being thrown," police Lt. Bob Meier said. He did not have further details but said the department had put "everybody we've got" at the scene.

What is this France? These people think they are making us want to give Amnesty to illegal aliens? Where are the arrests?

"Of course there should be amnesty (for illegal immigrants). We've been here for many years. We work hard. We contribute to the economy of the U.S.," said Belmont High School student Fermin Vasquez, 18.

I guess that is a yes. This is just pissing off Americans around the country; I think they are actually helping our cause with this kind of behavior. We deserve Amnesty? How does one deserve Amnesty while their very presence in this country is continually violating our laws?

**This was a production of The Coalition Against Illegal Immigration (CAII). If you would like to participate, please go to the above link to learn more. Afterwards, email me and let me know at what level you would like to participate.

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Mexican Flag Flies Over Condominium Community

30 03 2006

This one really gets my goat!

From TC Palm:

The Stars and Stripes have been replaced by the Mexican flag at Chasewood North, and residents of the condominium community off Central Boulevard are puzzled as to who made the switch.

“I woke up Sunday morning and looked up from my patio and then realized that the American flag wasn’t on the flagpole,” said Sue Miller a Chasewood North board member. “What captured my attention were the colors — at first I thought it was an Italian flag, but one of our residents said it was the Mexican flag.

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“I went to the flagpole, to see if the American flag was maybe on the ground, but they took it, and they cut the rope to get the American flag down and the Mexican flag up as well.”

A best estimate of when the switch took place is Saturday night. Chasewood South, which also has a flagpole at its entrance was untouched; its American flag was still flying from its 20-foot flagpole.

At the present time, Congress is in the midst of a debate about immigration, seeking to radically change the immigration laws, perhaps by allowing the approximately 11 million illegal immigrants in the country to have a path to citizenship. But Miller said she can’t figure out why this national debate would result in the American flag being stolen and replaced by a Mexican flag in Chasewood North.

“I’m flabbergasted that someone would do this, and I’m wondering why here,” Miller said. “We have some Hispanic residents here, but not a large Hispanic population, and I’m curious if this occurred anywhere else in town.”

It may be several weeks before the Stars and Stripes once again fly over Chasewood North, according to Miller, who at one time was the resident manager of the complex.

“We tried to get the flag down but couldn’t, so we need to hire a company with a boom truck to get up there and replace the rope and put up the American flag,” she said. “I would guesstimate that this would cost $500 or more to do.”

So are pissed off yet? Don’t worry I will keep working on it!

**This was a production of The Coalition Against Illegal Immigration (CAII). If you would like to participate, please go to the above link to learn more. Afterwards, email me and let me know at what level you would like to participate.





Why Won’t The Government Listen?

30 03 2006

Cross posted by Random Thoughts Of Yet Another Military Member

In this scathing Op-Ed by Tony Blankley titled “Mexican Illegals vs. American Voters” he opines:

The Senate is attempting to legislate into the teeth of the will of the American public. The Senate Judiciary Committeemen — and probably a majority of the Senate — are convinced that they know that the American people don’t know what is best for them.

National polling data could not be more emphatic — and has been so for decades. Gallup Poll (March 27) finds 80 percent of the public wants the federal government to get tougher on illegal immigration. A Quinnipiac University Poll (March 3) finds 62 percent oppose making it easier for illegals to become citizens (72 percent in that poll don’t even want illegals to be permitted to have driver’s licenses). Time Magazine’s recent poll (Jan. 24-26) found 75 percent favor “major penalties” on employers of illegals, 70 percent believe illegals increase the likelihood of terrorism and 57 percent would use military force at the Mexican-American border.

An NBC/Wall Street Journal poll (March 10-13) found 59 percent opposing a guest-worker proposal, and 71 percent would more likely vote for a congressional candidate who would tighten immigration controls.

An IQ Research poll (March 10) found 92 percent saying that securing the U.S. border should be a top priority of the White House and Congress.

Yet, according to a National Journal survey of Congress, 73 percent of Republican and 77 percent of Democratic congressmen and senators say they would support guest-worker legislation.

As much as I am usually distrustful of polls, this is disturbing, showing a consensus that the American people are for tightening up of border security and curbing the influx of illegal aliens” or as the PC crowd would call them, legal citizenship challenged. The sellout of the 12 members of the Senate Judiciary committee is appalling, but perhaps even more appalling (to me perhaps) is this:

Beyond the Senate last week, in a remarkable example of intellectual integrity (in the face of the editorial positions of their newspapers) the chief economic columnists for the New York Times and The Washington Post — Paul Krugman and Robert Samuelson, respectively — laid out the sad facts regarding the economics of the matter. Senators, congressmen and Mr. President, please take note.

Regarding the Senate’s and the president’s guest-worker proposals, The Post’s Robert Samuelson writes: “Gosh, they’re all bad ideas … We’d be importing poverty. This isn’t because these immigrants aren’t hardworking, many are. Nor is it because they don’t assimilate, many do. But they generally don’t go home, assimilation is slow and the ranks of the poor are constantly replenished … [It] is a conscious policy of creating poverty in the United States while relieving it in Mexico … The most lunatic notion is that admitting more poor Latino workers would ease the labor market strains of retiring baby boomers ? Far from softening the social problems of an aging society, more poor immigrants might aggravate them by pitting older retirees against younger Hispanics for limited government benefits … [Moreover], [i]t’s a myth that the U.S. economy ‘needs’ more poor immigrants. “The illegal immigrants already here represent only about 4.9 percent of the labor force.” (For all Mr. Samuelson’s supporting statistics, see his Washington Post column of March 22, from which this is taken.)

Likewise, a few days later, the very liberal and often partisan Paul Krugman of the New York Times courageously wrote : “Unfortunately, low-skill immigrants don’t pay enough taxes to cover the cost of the [government] benefits they receive ? As the Swiss writer Max Frisch wrote about his own country’s experience with immigration, ‘We wanted a labor force, but human beings came.’ ” Mr. Krugman also observed — citing a leading Harvard study — “that U.S. high school dropouts would earn as much as 8 percent more if it weren’t for Mexican immigration. That’s why it’s intellectually dishonest to say, as President Bush does, that immigrants ‘do jobs that Americans will not do.’ The willingness of Americans to do a job depends on how much that job pays — and the reason some jobs pay too little to attract native-born Americans is competition from poorly paid immigrants.” Thusly do the two leading economic writers for the nation’s two leading liberal newspapers summarily debunk the economic underpinning of the president’s and the Senate’s immigration proposals.

The fact that I (I can’t believe I am going to say this) actually agree with Paul Krugman who works for the (gulp) NY Times. At this moment I am sure hell is freezing over and pigs are suddenly growing wings and flying now.

Under such circumstances, advocates of guest-worker/amnesty bills will find it frustratingly hard to defend their arrogant plans by their preferred tactic of slandering those who disagree with them as racist, nativist and xenophobic.

When the slandered ones include not only The Washington Post and the New York Times, but about 70 percent of the public, it is not only bad manners, but bad politics.

The public demand to protect our borders will triumph sooner or later. And, the more brazen the opposing politicians, the sooner will come the triumph.

So legislate on, you proud and foolish senators — and hasten your political demise.

To which I say, vote out every senator and congressperson who chooses to appease the illegal immigrants against the will of their constituents whom they were voted in by.

**This was a production of The Coalition Against Illegal Immigration (CAII). If you would like to participate, please go to the above link to learn more. Afterwards, email me and let me know at what level you would like to participate.





Stop Congress From Rewarding Illegal Aliens!

30 03 2006

CFIF-Secure Our Borders has a blast fax campaign that sends faxes to The President and the 55 Republican Members of the United States Senate. They are debating this issue right now.

How much do you care about stopping Amnesty in any form? Well, you can put your money where your mouth is now.

FROM: YOUR NAME AND ADDRESS WILL BE PRINTED HERE

RE: The American People Want Real Immigration Reform

The American people demanded secure borders and common-sense controls on immigration, but instead of giving the American people what they demanded the Senate is set to act on a “scamnesty” bill.

Under the guise of a Guest Worker Program, this “scamnesty” will reward as many as 11 million to 20 million illegal aliens for violating our laws by coming to this country illegally.

Majority Leader Bill Frist said it best:

“We are a nation of immigrants built upon the rule of law. And so many legal immigrants have played by the rules when coming to this country and making a life for themselves and their families. We should not break faith with those who played by the rules, so I will not support amnesty. We respect the rule of law and those who made it here the right way, and are trying to make it here the right way, rather than reward those who came here the wrong way.”

I agree. The American people want secure borders and real immigration reform. Give the American people what they want!

Sincerely,

Your Signature Will Be Recreated Here

For a donation of as little as 20.00 you can Send your blast faxes.

Go send your blast faxes now!

**This was a production of The Coalition Against Illegal Immigration (CAII). If you would like to participate, please go to the above link to learn more. Afterwards, email me and let me know at what level you would like to participate.





Students and School Flies Mexican Flag

30 03 2006

From Chron:

Reagan High School Principal Robert Pambello was ordered to remove a Mexican flag Wednesday morning that he had hoisted below the U.S. and Texas flags that typically fly in front of his school — a symbol he agreed to fly to show support for his predominantly Hispanic student body.

At nearby Hamilton Middle School, a child was asked to wipe off Mexican and U.S. flags painted on his face. Hundreds of other students carried Mexican flags during walkouts Wednesday — acts of protest that they vow to continue until Congress rejects legislation that would further restrict immigration.

“There’s no other way to be heard … It’s not the best way or the right way, but it’s our way,” Reagan freshman Jose Lopez, 14, said of the effort.

The Mexican flag has become a lightning rod in the immigration debate that’s consumed the city and the nation this week. Students say the flag represents their pride in the contributions Mexicans make to this country. Critics, though, said watching young Hispanics in the streets with the red, green and white flags is more than they can stand. These youngsters are in the United States and should — at the least — carry the U.S. flag, they argue.

“The whole thing just makes my blood boil,” said Bruce R. Wing, a 52-year-old Missouri City resident. “I want them all out of here.”

Wing said the Houston Independent School District should fire Pambello.

HISD leaders said no decision has been made about possible discipline against the principal, who declined interview requests Wednesday.

“It is appropriate to fly the flags of the United States and Texas over schools in the Houston Independent School District, since we are a public entity of the state,” HISD spokesman Terry Abbott said. “It would not be appropriate for the school district to advocate allegiance to a country other than the United States. Therefore, it is not appropriate to permit use of school district flagpoles for the purpose of flying flags representing other countries.”

Raul Ramos, a professor of Texas history at the University of Houston, said most Mexican-Americans see no contradiction in flying the Mexican flag alongside those of Texas and the United States.

“Most students at Reagan High School have relatives or ancestors from Mexico,” said Ramos. “The flag represents Mexican heritage as much if not more than citizenship.”

Calling HISD’s decision a reaction to cultural anxiety, he said, “it’s important for the school to make efforts to identify with the student body,” not vice versa. “The school, after all, reflects the ethnic identity of the students sitting in its classrooms.”

Nearly 60 percent of HISD’s 200,000-plus students are Hispanic.

Ok, I have a couple of problems here:

The school is supposed to relate to the children and not vice versa? The school, after all, reflects the ethnic identity of the students sitting in its classrooms? The kids are there to learn not teach. They should be being taught how to be a good American not teaching the school to be good Mexicans. This is just more Left wing idiocy! The Left through our education system is deconstructing our culture! You don’t teach them to embrace their foreign culture, you teach them to embrace American culture! You don’t treat them like Mexicans, you treat all students equally as Americans. If they are not American citizens than they shouldn’t be in our public schools.

Showing ones cultural heritage does not include flying a flag from another country on the school flagpole. However, He did put it below the other flags which is appropriate. But, if a non-minority, was to do something like this there would be an outcry about being insensitive to other students not of that heritage.

60 percent Hispanic? If I knew they were all here legally that wouldn’t bother me, but how many of them are illegal? That is our tax dollars being used to educate children that don’t belong here in the first place. People lose their homes over not being able to pay property taxes, and that is what pays for public education.

Pride in what Mexicans have done for this country? You mean the Mexican-American war? Gee, since my people, the Irish, pretty well settled this dang country why not fly an Irish flag? Or maybe we should fly a Chinese flag since they laid the tracks for the railroad? But people are going to defend this attitude.

As for the kids walking out? Who really cares other than the school because they are losing our federal tax dollars.

Some Reagan students said they will try to raise a Mexican flag again today. They said they want it to fly at least above the Texas flag on the pole.

“Just because you’re in the country doesn’t mean you can’t show your culture,” said Lewis Ramirez, 16, a sophomore at Reagan High.

And that is the final example of their attitude, they want to fly the Mexican flag AT LEAST ABOVE the Texas flag. That means they think Mexico is more important then their own state. It also means they would like to fly it above the U.S. flag. flying flags show allegiance, and we are supposed to pledge allegiance to the United States of America.

How do you think those that gave their lives to fight for Texas independence would feel about seeing the Mexican flag flying in Texas again? How about the descendants of those people who died during the Mexican-American war?

This is just going to work in the favor of those, like me, that want all illegal Aliens in this country gone. If you love Mexico so much GO BACK TO MEXICO! Those that feel this way and are LEGAL can apply to immigrate to Mexico as well.

Students said the makeshift rally was publicized through text messages.

A text message sent by an HISD student Wednesday encouraged more walkouts.

Part of it read: “Do ANY of you know how much money our schools make for each student that attends everyday … Imagine how much money they would lose if we didn’t go.”

Getting a FREE education is a privilege that should be appreciated, but these kids obviously don’t care. So I would suspend all of them, and if they did it again I would expel them permanently. Then they can have true solidarity with the poor Mexican people. They will have no education and crappy jobs.

I am sick of people in this country not appreciating what The U.S. does for them and everyone else.

**This was a production of The Coalition Against Illegal Immigration (CAII). If you would like to participate, please go to the above link to learn more. Afterwards, email me and let me know at what level you would like to participate.





Silence From the Left

29 03 2006

Cross Posted from Violence Worker
You hear that?  Me neither.  The left is really, really quiet.  There is the usual babble about Bush lied (wretch), Iraqi Civil war (snore) and the domestic spying thing (yawn), but hardly a word.  I went to “Screw’en” Kos’ cave and the Moonbats are fairly silent.  In the afternoon open thread there was one comment.  Huffing and puffing Post had a link to an article.  The Wonkette?  Nary a peep.  Over at the disease-filled cesspool known as the Democratic Underground, there is a couple (literally) of pustules on the backside of humanity saying it’s all the evil corporations fault, but not much of anything do we hear from the usual suspects.  Curious.

Well I’m not silent and I won’t blame it entirely on employers.  I agree, the penalties for knowingly hiring illegals should be stiffened. Make it economical suicide if they are caught – close it down if you have to and give jail time to the owners. We need to also deal with the problem diplomatically and internally.

Diplomatic pressure should be brought to bear; that means some form of economic boycott or a reduction in aid, or both.

Make it legal for the military to guard the borders and allow them to apprehend people crossing illegally.

Build a damn wall – NOW!!!! Set instruments along the border to detect tunnels.  String a line of lights and cameras along it.

Use the Navy to help the Coast Guard patrol the borders.  Use the Air Force as well.  We have infrared and night vision.  Use it.  If some piece of parasite excrement raises a weapon, make it be his dying act.

Beef up port security.  Check a minimum of 25% of every container and use a dog to sniff every one of them as they come off the boat.  When we have the southern border secured, start working on the northern border.

If an illegal is caught, he or she will be fingerprinted and photographed and returned.  If they are caught again, 5 years in prison and then sent back.  Third time will get you ten years and life for the last.  The body need not be returned unless someone is willing to pay the freight.

Mexico is a third world crap hole that has festered long enough.  The only reason the thieves that run the government openly support their citizens to illegally enter the US is because that takes the burden off them.

Mexico is rough with illegals that enter from the south.  They don’t want illegals either.  We should follow there example.

It should be a FELONY to enter the United States illegally or to overstay your visa.  I don’t care what country or color.

If you come here legally, this is not Mexico, Italy, England or Kenya.  You want to be an American? Then be an American and I will welcome you with open arms – I don’t care what color you are or what country you came from as long as you are here legally.

VW

This was Cross Posted from Violence Worker

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Border Fence Plan Catching Flack

29 03 2006

Cross Posted from Random Thoughts Of Yet Another Military Member

People are already complaining about the proposed border fence similar to the one in San Diego.

It is the most controversial proposal in a debate in the U.S. Congress over immigration reform that has split Republicans and sparked protests by Hispanic immigrants in cities like Los Angeles, San Francisco and Detroit. Although the San Diego fence is seen as a success in cutting illegal immigration, the plan for the bigger barrier is struggling to win further support in Congress. Critics compare it to the Berlin Wall and say it goes against the American spirit of openness, sending the wrong message to the rest of the world about the United States. Calif. Republican Rep. Duncan Hunter, who authored the fence plan and estimates it would cost about $2 billion, points to a sharp drop in the number of immigrants nabbed heading for the United States through San Diego in recent years as evidence the security barrier works. In the early 1990s, some 550,000 immigrants were caught every year but with the addition of double fencing, high-tech surveillance systems and more border police, the number plunged to just 138,700 in 2004. "OVERRUN" "There is no doubt that its duplication at specific locations along our southern border will be equally successful and bring us one step closer to a border region that is no longer overrun by illegal aliens," Hunter said. But the U.S. Department of Homeland Security described the planned barrier, which would run for 698 miles, as a "stupid fence" and said it would most likely be ineffective, while the Mexican government slammed it as a disgrace.

Does anyone care what the Mexican government says about it? They can't even take care of their own people enough for them to stop wanting to come over here!

Despite the greater chances of either dying in the desert or being caught while pushing north through the San Diego sector, immigrants at a hostel in Tijuana said they would not be put off from their quest for a better life in the United States. "Whatever they put there they'll just keep on going over, around or under it," Hugo Uriel, an illegal immigrant from Mexico's Michoacan state said. "Finding a better life for your family is a powerful incentive," he said at a Tijuana hostel after being caught in the United States and sent back to Mexico. The fence plan envisages a double barrier made from former U.S. military aircraft landing mats stood on their side on the south and a high-tech steel and concrete wall to the north. It would run for 22 miles across California, and 361 miles over the sun-blasted Arizona desert, a strip crossed by half of the 1.18 million immigrants nabbed on the border last year. A remaining 315 miles of fence is proposed to seal three strips between Columbus, New Mexico and Brownsville, Texas, two of them along stretches of the Rio Grande River that became notorious last year as routes for Central American and Brazilian immigrants.

If they don't want to caught or go through the desert to get here, here's a clue, DON"T COME and stop whining that it's dangerous, nobody told you to come, and heaven forbid you try to enter legally! That would be too easy. The fence is just a good start.

Attacks by frustrated traffickers on agents are soaring, with 119 gun, knife and rock assaults reported between October 1 and the end of February, more than double the number noted in the same period a year ago, the Border Patrol said. In an attempt to break through the heavily policed line, traffickers also scooped out four tunnels under the stretch of border this year alone, most of them shallow "gopher holes" used to smuggle undocumented immigrants northward. Customs and Border Protection sources said immigrant traffickers have also crammed clients into hidden vehicle compartments, including seat backs and even gas tanks, to try and sneak them through the local ports of entry in the sector. Immigrant welfare groups are also critical of the proposal, and point to the fact that past policing crackdowns such as "Operation Gatekeeper" in the San Diego sector in 1994 only succeeded in rerouting the flow of immigrants to more remote and dangerous areas of the border. "Nothing has actually succeeded in slowing down the number of migrants crossing the U.S. border," said Rev. Robin Hoover, president of Tucson-based welfare group Humane Borders. "The fence is just another gimmick that will just expose migrants to greater danger," he added.

Another reason to curb the flux of illegal immigration, they are becoming more violent towards the border patrol! What is there solution? Appeasement? Oh wait, the Senate Judiciary committee already proposed that. Like I said above, if it's dangerous, don't come or stop whining. Nobody is putting a gun to there heads and forcing them to come here in the first place. We are being too nice about this. I am all for legal immigration as long as it's done the right way, but if you choose to take a shortcut and hop a fence, you should face consenquences, and here in America, by the PC crowd, they are starting to erode the mentality of personal responsibility.

This was Cross Posted from Random Thoughts Of Yet Another Military Member

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