ACLU sues for illegals’ enhanced rights

April 13, 2016

In June 2015 Seeing Red AZ provided a headache inducing glimpse into California under the bizarre governorship of Jerry Brown in “Leftist lunacy:CA boosts illegals’ healthcare, wages….and even tackles global warming.”

Previously, in 2014, we posted, “Have you heard? The USA is “the other Mexico.” Those were the words of Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto during a trip to California when he called on other states to “evolve” like California so the United States can be more like his home country. Standing alongside LA Mayor Eric Garcetti and Gov. Jerry Brown, Pena Nieto called for amnesty legislation and open borders while criticizing governors who have taken strong positions against illegal immigration. Gov. Brown told the crowd, including illegals, “You’re all welcome in California.” (brief video.)

Now we read that the ACLU Foundation of Southern California and the ACLU Immigrants’ Rights Project have filed a class action lawsuit claiming that the federal government unfairly sets unacceptably high bond amounts for illegal aliens in deportation proceedings because it fails to consider their inability to pay — resulting in longer incarceration stints for those who illegally invade the USA.

Named in the suit as plaintiffs are Cesar Matias, an asylum seeking Honduran national fighting deportation, and Xochitl Hernandez, an illegal alien from Mexico convicted of shoplifting.. Their ACLU lawyers allege high bail violates the Fifth and Eighth Amendment rights of the foreign nationals.

The Center for Immigration Studies (CIS) has a much more cogent take on the issue. Dan Cadman writes:

The posting of bond by detainees being charged with immigration offenses is authorized by Section 236 of the Immigration and Nationality Act, 8 U.S.C. § 1226. The purpose behind detention or the posting of bonds in immigration expulsion proceedings is exactly the same as it is in criminal proceedings: first, to ensure the presence of the individual at the trial or deportation hearing; and second, where applicable, to protect the public safety. That is precisely the reason this lawsuit shouldn’t go anywhere.

Imagine, for a moment, an individual arrested for murder who comes up for a bond hearing before the presiding judge or magistrate. Does anyone think that the defendant’s ability to post bond is an intelligent substitute for ensuring the public safety and his appearance for trial?

Read the complete and enlightening CIS commentary on “immigration bonds.” You’ll be glad you did.

Insidious ACLU-think is not just confined to California. The left-wing organization has offices in every state in the union, Washington D.C. and Puerto Rico — an unincorporated U.S. territory currently $70 billion dollars in debt and seeking statehood.


Billions of US dollars sent as remittances….

April 10, 2016

….in addition to foreign aid

Former five-term Congressman Tom Tancredo (R-Colo.) knows a thing or two about illegal immigration.  In 2003, before most people were focused on the issue, the grandson of legal Italian immigrants introduced the Mass Immigration Reduction Act, which imposed an immigration moratorium, granting legalized status to spouses of U.S. citizens or priority workers. By 2007, Tancredo’s advocacy for strictly enforcing immigration laws was well-known.

Previously, in 2004, he spoke out against the practice of sending cash remittances.

In a recent Breitbart article titled: Stop Remittances to Reduce Illegal Immigration, Improve National Security, Tancredo again calls for a halt to the practice that allows tens of billions of American dollars to routinely be sent to India and China, both of which outpace Mexico — which raked in nearly $24.8 billion in 2015 alone — more money than Mexico makes from oil revenues.

Muslim countries including Egypt, Bangladesh, Libya, Iraq, Syria, Lebanon and Somalia receive incalculable amounts in remittances annually — sent by relatives living in the US. These countries are not benign bystanders. They have longstanding ties to the Muslim Brotherhood, Hamas, PLO and Jihadist groups including al-Qaeda and ISIS affiliates.

This fact-filled Fox News report is five years old, but details the Muslim/Arab nations that routinely vote against the United States in the United Nations, yet still get billions of taxpayer-funded foreign aid.

Check out today’s links. Knowledge is power.

 


Prescott College: Liberalism soars to irrational new heights

April 9, 2016

Smugly mandates student support of illegal invasion

Prescott College, which bills itself as “for the Liberal Arts, the Environment and Social Justice,” takes the “Liberal” handle seriously. The Arizona school is now one of only two U.S. schools to mandate student fees earmarked specifically for illegal alien students. Jesuit-run Loyola University is the other school to take up this absurd program.

Under the heading, Students Approve Fee for College’s Full Scholarship for Undocumented Students, is the statement indicating the school “will implement a $30 student fee for all on-campus students that will go towards the Freedom Education Fund, a scholarship for undocumented students, starting in the 2016-2017 academic year. Prescott College is proud to announce the availability of this scholarship to undocumented students as part of National Institution’s Coming Out Day in support of undocumented students, an annual event hosted by United We Dream.”

There is an undeniable interaction between the school’s leftward lurch and its fascination with the word “undocumented” which is used four times in the first sentence. SRAZ’s still popular 2008 post titled, “Lingo,” addresses that term under Number 3 on the list.

Prior to becoming president of Prescott College in 2014 John Flicker was president of the National Audubon Society for 15 years. That must have been where he honed the Arizona school’s for-the-birds skill set.

Flicker says, “I am proud that our students take on the role of scholar activists. Their passion around this issue really motivated our part to make up the difference between what the fee will provide for and the full cost to attend one of our programs. We’re committed to broaden access to higher education for a diverse group of students and mobilize our resources towards social justice.”

Prescott College, typical of today’s leftist bastions of education run by committed educrats, has its priorities skewed. Imagine if it thought as highly of American citizens desirous of furthering their education rather than elevating foreign national lawbreakers as worthy recipients of special status and funding. Scroll through the Open Secrets website, which reveals the multimillions of dollars donated to leftist causes and politicians by teachers unions.


McCain exhibits major disconnect with Arizonans

April 7, 2016

McCain singles out commitment to Hispanic businesses

That John McCain is such a kidder.  He’s sending out fundraising emails, once again addressing the recipients as “My friend,” when he won’t even allow us entrance into his closed-door town hall meetings.

McCain begins by telling us he has “some great news to share.” Anticipating an announcement he was dropping his bid for his 6th six-year senate election in time for his 80th birthday, hope reached soaring — but short-lived — heights.

Nope. Even at his advanced age, John McCain is unable to relinquish power after over 3 decades in D. C., though his disconnect to realitymajor fumbles and confusion on crucial issues are abundantly clear.

His “great news,” is that the U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce “has endorsed his campaign.” He says “Javier Palomarez, the President of the USHCC, highlighted my commitment to Arizona’s Hispanic businesses. I’m always working to promote economic growth and development of small businesses and entrepreneurs in Arizona,” McCain tells us. His brassiness is exhibited with these words, “I hope you will join the U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce in standing up with my campaign right now” as he solicits donations.

John McCain, a committed amnesty proponent, talked tough on the border during his last campaign, though he never meant a word of his vow to “complete the dang fence.” Immediately after the ballots were counted he and his underling Jeff Flake put together the amnesty-bent Gang of Eight with the most liberal senate Democrats including Chuck Schumer and Dick Durbin. Marco Rubio’s involvement in this debacle helped sink his presidential aspirations. 

This 2010 Atlanta newscast, “Muslim terrorists crossing US/Mexico Border,” tells the rest of the story, which has only worsened in the intervening years. 

It’s not a surprise that the toxic and censured senator, is Number Six on Roll Call’s roster of the 10 most vulnerable U.S. Senators.

Dr. Kelli Ward, a politically conservative physician and former two term state senator, is mounting an effective challenge to McCain. Take a look at her website, send her a donation, and get onboard her campaign. U.S. Senate terms are six long years. Dr. Ward’s candidacy presents a rare opportunity to make a difference. 


The unnerving implosion of Donald Trump

April 2, 2016

“You realize our candidate is mental? It’s like constantly having to bail out your sixteen-year-old son from prison” — Trump supporter Ann Coulter

Presidential candidate Donald Trump reached zenith heights early on by not only talking about the illegal invasion, but actually saying he was going to do something about it.  His “I’m gonna build a wall along our Southern border and make Mexico pay for it,” resonated with Americans weary of supporting costly illegals, (2013 figures) who not only enter our country by stealth, but make outrageous demands as they refuse to assimilate while taking American jobs. The billionaire reality showman easily found a loyal base.

We all knew Trump was shallow and not presidential. His inconsistent political background as a registered Democrat, Independent and Republican has been worrisome. His lack of preparedness, vacillation on key issues, hurled insults, vindictiveness, loutish crudeness and repetitive, blustery responses have been unnerving, but the assumption has been the successful entrepreneur would grow with exposure to the political realm and make us proud.  That hasn’t happened. He has only grown in cringe-worthiness, alienating more than uniting and failing miserably with the women he needs to win. Social conservatives and evangelicals are especially apprehensive.

Presidential primary campaigns are typically rough and tumble affairs, but the current contest has taken an especially heavy toll on Republican unity at a time when we can least afford it — with Hillary Clinton salivating at the prospect of  returning to the White House.

Now Trump’s strong conservative supporter Ann Coulter has called him “mental.” The author of Adios America! The Left’s Plan to Turn Our Country Into a Third World Hellhole concedes, “Let’s just talk about what he’s good on. He’s the only one who’s going to build a wall, but please stop testing our patience on the rest of this stuff,” she begged The Donald.

We feel Coulter’s pain.


Gov. Ducey signals new direction for criminal illegals

April 1, 2016

Republican governor calls new law “a sensible public safety measure”

Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey has signed HB 2451 into law. The legislation requires illegal aliens convicted of a felony to complete 85 percent of their prison sentences — exactly as American citizens must do — before they are turned over to immigration authorities (ICE) for deportation.

In a statement, Gov. Ducey said:

“This bill is about fairness and holding everyone to the same standard of justice by eliminating a policy that currently results in two justice systems. If you break the law and commit a crime in Arizona, we expect you to serve your sentence, no exceptions. While some have tried to play politics with this law enforcement issue, the reality is this is a sensible public safety measure that ensures we have one justice system that applies to all. Public safety is the number one role of government, and in light of reports that criminals released early without serving their full sentence are committing crimes in our communities, we must stand for the rule of law.”

Good move, Governor.

The local newspaper, the Periódico de la República de Arizona (Arizona Republicis already busy characterizing this law with its favorite adjective, “controversial,” as it reports on the protests by “immigrant rights advocates.” 


The “Religion of Peace” has struck again

March 28, 2016

Unfathomable atrocity: Today we read that Islamic terrorists have crucified a Catholic priest in Yemen over Easter weekend

Former Republican Congressman and presidential candidate Tom Tancredo is among the few to credit with bringing the issue of illegal immigration to the forefront back when it was barely a blip on the national radar. Hearing him passionately address the invasion a couple of decades ago provided the prominence needed to thrust it into public consciousness and ultimately drive the 2016 presidential debate.

Placement of the word “former” is not in error. Last October the onetime Republican Congressman had his fill of the Grand Old Party under whose banner he had run and been elected from 1999 to 2009. His rationale for leaving was posted on Breitbart.  Tancredo summed up his decision with these thoughts although his complete commentary is exceedingly enlightening.

  1. The Republican establishment does not want to control spending.
  2. It does not want to secure the borders or enforce immigration laws.
  3. It does not care about American sovereignty.
  4. It has no interest in ending the unaccountable and corrupt culture that has become a hallmark of official Washington.

As a presidential candidate Tom Tancredo, who built his campaign on stopping illegal immigration, boycotted the Dec. 9, 2007 Univision televised debate at the University of Miami because it was being broadcast in Spanish. The rest of the pack attended, including John McCain.

Now Tom Tancredo has written a blunt commentary, which we highly recommend,  titled, The ISIS Barbarians Are Already Inside our Gates.  

Tancredo states:

“ It is Islam’s basic worldview that inspires hatred of the West, not grievances against U.S. foreign policy or lack of economic opportunity in Muslim societies. The Muslim Brotherhood was founded in 1928, not 1988, decades before any American soldier set foot in Kuwait. Why then is it “Islamophobic” to speak the truth about Islam’s hostility to Western values?” Tancredo asks. “Self-censorship is the main obstacle to effective steps to halt ISIS in its tracks, and people who preach such nonsense — and the Quislings who tolerate it — are aiding ISIS and need to be called out for it.”

Tom Tancredo effectively calls them out  —  loud and clear.


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