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Missouri Doesn’t Have Illegal Immigrants

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So how come Missouri has NO ILLEGALS?

Missouri has no illegals, go figure…

Missouri’s approach to the problem of illegal immigration appears to be more advanced, sophisticated, strict and effective than anything to date in Arizona.

Do the loonies in San Francisco, or the White House, appreciate what Missouri has done? When are our fearless President and his dynamic Attorney General going to take action to require Missouri start accepting illegal immigrants once again?

So, why doesn’t Missouri receive attention?

Answer: There are no Mexican illegals in Missouri to demonstrate. The “Show Me” state has once again shown us how it should be done. There needs to be more publicity and exposure regarding what Missouri has done. So, let’s pass this around.

In 2007, Missouri placed on the ballot a proposed constitutional amendment designating English as the official language of Missouri. In November, 2008, nearly 90% voted in favor! Thus, English became the official language for ALL governmental activity in Missouri . No individual has the right to demand government services in a language OTHER than English.

In 2008, a measure was passed that required the Missouri Highway Patrol and other law enforcement officials to verify the immigration status of any person arrested, and inform federal authorities if the person is found to be in Missouri illegally. Missouri law enforcement officers receive specific training with respect to enforcement of federal immigration laws.

In Missouri, illegal immigrants do NOT have access to taxpayers benefits such as food stamps and health care through Missouri Health NET.

In 2009, a measure was passed that ensures Missouri ‘s public institutions of higher education do NOT award financial aid to individuals who are illegally in the United States .

In Missouri, all post-secondary institutions of higher education are required to annually certify to the Missouri Dept. of Higher Education that they have NOT knowingly awarded financial aid to students who are unlawfully present in the United States.

So, while Arizona has made national news for its new law, it is important to remember, Missouri has been far more proactive in addressing this horrific problem – but on a gradual basis.

Missouri has made it clear that illegal immigrants are NOT welcome in the state and they will certainly NOT receive public benefits (that’s social benefits) at the expense of Missouri taxpayers.

 

Obama admin gives illegal aliens backdoor amnesty

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by Dan Spencer
Wednesday, August 25th, 2010

The so-called backdoor amnesty for illegal aliens is no longer merely another bad idea from the Obama administration. According to the Houston Chronicle, the Department of Homeland Security is trying to dismiss thousands of deportation cases against “suspected illegal immigrants.”

The Chronicle reports the Obama amnesty effort began “about a month ago” in Houston, where the Department of Homeland Security now has five attorneys working full-time on this backdoor amnesty for illegal aliens. The amnesty program is expected to be rolled out nationwide soon.

Senator John Cornyn blasted the Obama amnesty:

This situation is just another side effect of President Obama’s failure to deliver on his campaign promise to make immigration reform a priority in his first year. Until he does, state and local authorities are left with no choice but to pick up the slack for prosecuting and detaining criminal aliens.

Earlier this year, President Obama affirmed his support for the Schumer/Graham immigration legislation outline.

Obama ran for president promising secure borders, increased number of legal immigrants, to remove incentives for illegal immigration, and to allow undocumented immigrants who are in good standing to pay a fine, learn English, and go to the back of the line for the opportunity to become citizens.

President Obama promised to make immigration reform a top priority of the first year of his presidency. When Obama backed away from that promise, Politifact rated his promise stalled.

As I have said before, Amnesty for illegal, whether it is backdoor or contained in a comprehensive reform bill, sends a simple message – get into the United States anyway you can because eventually you will be legalized. That message will be heard loud and clear just as it was with the adoption of the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 (”IRCA”). That “immigration reform” legalized four million illegal aliens. IRCA was a monumental failure. Twenty-odd years later there millions of new illegal aliens to legalize.

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Another Shocking YouTube Moment from Rep. Pete Stark

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by Elisabeth Meinecke

Remember these golden words from Rep. Pete Stark (D-Calif.) a few months ago at a town hall that Steve Kemp of the Golden Gate Minutemen recorded? Stark says, “Our borders are quite secure,” and mocks the minutemen with jokes about them wanting to shoot people while they try to ask questions about what’s going to happen on border security.

“This is a very serious matter, and you’re sitting there making fun of it,” someone says on the video.

“I don’t have to make fun of you…you do a fine job all by yourself,” Stark said.

Now, through another Golden Gate Minutemen video, Stark is on record at a July town hall saying that “the federal government, yes, can do most anything in this country.” One of his constituents then tries to explain to him the limits the Constitution places on the federal government. Watch the exchange below.


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GOP Ask About Backdoor Amnesty Memo

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GOP Lawmakers Want Explanation of Draft Memo on Amnesty for Thousands
A group of Republican senators have written top immigration officials in the Obama administration asking them to reveal whether large-scale plans are under way to provide a so-called non-legislative version of amnesty.

The lawmakers cite an 11-page draft document written by staff to the director of the Citizenship and Immigration Service that says they are reviewing several executive orders and other mechanisms that effectively would serve as a substitute for comprehensive immigration reforms.

You can read the full memo here (courtesy of National Review), and thereby eliminate any risk of taking things out of context. Oddly enough, it has yet to be posted on WikiLeaks.

The objective would be to promote “family unity, foster economic growth … and reduce the threat of removal for certain individuals present in the United States without authorization.”

Among the suggestions, the document offers proposals for rewriting legal opinions to allow unaccompanied minors, victims of human trafficking or extreme hardship and others who’ve overstayed their visas to remain in the U.S.

Everyone is Aunt Zeituni now.

For instance, the four aides who wrote the document told Director Alejandro N. Mayorkas that general counsel at the CIS has reinterpreted legal opinions of the definition of “admission” for those entering under “temporary protected status” — in the face of war or environmental disaster — so that they can change their status to stay in the United States permanently.

And, of course, “environmental disaster” would include ‘global warming,’ which we now know will cause untold millions to ‘migrate’ to the US from parts south.

“Opening this pathway will help thousands of applicants obtain lawful permanent residence without having to leave the U.S.,” reads the memo, which was provided to Fox News by the office of Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa…

And by “thousands” they mean millions.

Grassley and several other Republicans wrote a letter to DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano on Monday asking for the number of deferrals and paroles granted in the past five years.

A second letter written last week to President Obama suggested that “the administration would be wise to abandon any plans for deferred action or parole for the illegal population. Such a move would further erode the American public’s confidence in the federal government and its commitment to securing the borders and enforcing the laws already on the books…

Hah! Good one.

Press Secretary Robert Gibbs on Friday [when asked about this memo] told Fox News that the White House doesn’t support amnesty. [See above.]

“And I think people that support comprehensive immigration reform don’t support amnesty either. What we need to do again is try to figure out how we’re going to secure our borders, deal with those that are here, but do it in a comprehensive way and do it at a federal level,” he said.

Some lies are so big it takes a government spokesman (and a compliant media) to tell them.

For the record, whenever anyone in the Obama administration mentions the word “comprehensive” you know it means trouble. So far we have started down the road to socialized medicine in the guise of “comprehensive” healthcare reform. We have moved towards a command economy under “comprehensive” financial reform.

Similarly, “comprehensive” immigration reform will ultimately mean amnesty for any and all illegals who want to live in the United States.
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Sanctuary Cities: Dangerous & Deadly

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by Connie Hair

The patchwork array of sanctuary cities around the country is leaving dangerous criminal illegal aliens on America’s streets.

Local municipalities in these sanctuary cities prevent their officials from reporting illegals—even those with criminal records—to Immigrations and Customs enforcement (ICE), and it is costing American lives.

Sanctuary cities are against the law. In fact they violate two federal statutes.

“The case against sanctuary cities is very straightforward,” Kris Kobach, principal author of the Arizona SB 1070 enforcement law told HUMAN EVENTS in an exclusive interview. “There are two laws that Congress passed in 1996 that expressly forbid sanctuary cities and they are found at Title 8 Section 1373 and Title 8 Section 1644 of the U.S. Code. Those statutes say in plain English that a city may not have a policy that prohibits its officers from communicating with the federal government about a person’s immigration status.”

There are numerous cities around the country that are clearly and flagrantly violating those terms of federal law. The Obama Justice Department doesn’t see these deadly sanctuary cities as a threat to public safety. They instead choose to spend taxpayer dollars suing Arizona for enforcing federal statutes.

“There is a big difference between a state or locality saying they are not going to use their resources to enforce a federal law, as so-called sanctuary cities have done, and a state passing its own immigration policy that actively interferes with federal law,” Tracy Schmaler, a spokeswoman for Attorney General Eric Holder, told The Washington Times.

Yet Kobach, a law professor and immigration law specialist holding degrees from Harvard, Oxford and Yale, said it’s the sanctuary cities that are illegal, not the Arizona law.

Kobach said the Justice Department is hard-pressed to find an argument to try the Arizona enforcement law in court.

“The federal government makes a very tenuous argument in its briefs that the reason it’s going after Arizona is that it wants to see the uniform application of federal immigration law across the country,” Kobach said. “The irony is that the Obama Administration is turning a blind eye to sanctuary cities which actually impair the uniform application of the law.”

Kobach points out the Arizona law will remove sanctuary cities in the state to achieve the very uniformity of federal law enforcement sought in the lawsuit.

“Arizona is not creating a new immigration regime. Arizona is merely insuring that federal immigration laws are actually enforced across the state. One critical provision of the Arizona statute actually removes sanctuary cities within Arizona which would bring about the more uniform application of the law that the Obama Administration claims it’s interested in seeking,” Kobach said.

San Francisco is one such deadly sanctuary city. In May of 2008, Anthony Bologna, a 48-year-old man driving home from a family outing, was murdered—along with two of his sons—by an El Salvadoran MS-13 gang member.

“Edwin Ramos was an illegal alien gang member of Mara Salvatrucha-13 who had been arrested by the San Francisco police on three occasions but because of the City of San Francisco’s sanctuary policy he was released on each time and no phone call was ever made to ICE,” said Kobach, who serves as legal counsel to surviving family members. “A few months after the third release, Edwin Ramos murdered Anthony, Michael and Matthew Bologna as they were sitting in their family car on the way back from a picnic after church. This was such an absolutely horrific murder that would not have happened if the San Francisco Police Department had picked up the phone and called ICE on one of those three occasions.”

“Many of the San Francisco Police Department officers would have loved to do so,” Kobach added. “They know that the sanctuary policy tied their hands but as a result of San Francisco’s sanctuary policy Anthony, Michael and Matthew are no longer with us.”

Kobach says ignoring the sanctuary cities shows the Obama Administration has misplaced priorities when it comes to public safety.

“San Francisco’s not the only place where sanctuary cities have resulted in the murder of somebody when that murder could have been stopped had the sanctuary city policy had been removed. This is happening all across the country and you have people in Washington, D.C., specifically in the Obama Justice Department and in the White House who are turning a blind eye to the carnage on our streets that is caused by sanctuary cities,” Kobach said.

“They would rather go after Arizona with taxpayer dollars when Arizona is simply trying to help the federal government enforce federal law. The sort of help that Arizona is providing is well established and fully sustained in the judicial precedence of the U.S. Courts of Appeals,” Kobach added.

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