Saturday, December 31, 2011

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France Leads The Way

France is starting to get serious about immigration and the acculturation of immigrants.

France 24 December 30, 2011


France will be making it harder for foreigners to seek French citizenship as of January. Critics say the new requirements, which include tough language tests and allegiance to “French values”, are an electoral ploy that panders to the far right.

Foreigners seeking French nationality face tougher requirements as of January 1, when new rules drawn up by Interior Minister Claude Guéant come into force.

Candidates will be tested on French culture and history, and will have to prove their French language skills are equivalent to those of a 15-year-old mother tongue speaker. They will also be required to sign a new charter establishing their rights and responsibilities.

Note that most immigrants applying for naturalization only have to be able to write one very simple sentence in English and pass an examination consisting of 10 questions, of which they only have to get 6 correct. US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) at various times call the English language requirement knowledge of common words in the English language, or a 2nd, 3rd, or 4th grade command of English. They just are not certain. Unfortunately Congress has been of no help with only a vague "knowledge of English" requirement. A requirement continuously dumbed down over the years. But any immigrant over 50 years of age has no English language requirement.

Unlike in America, where naturalization is considered a right by the courts and USCIS and more designed to avoid deportation and qualify for more welfare benefits, in France it is now a serious political act of import for both the alien and the nation:

Becoming French is not a mere administrative step. It is a decision that requires a lot of thought”, reads the charter, drafted by France’s High Council for Integration (HCI). In a more obscure passage, the charter suggests that by taking on French citizenship, “applicants will no longer be able to claim allegiance to another country while on French soil”, although dual nationality will still be allowed.

Guéant, a member of President Nicolas Sarkozy’s ruling UMP party, described the process as “a solemn occasion between the host nation and the applicant”, adding that migrants should be integrated through language and “an adherence to the principals, values and symbols of our democracy”. He stressed the importance of the secular state and equality between women and men: rhetoric perceived largely as a snipe at Muslim applicants, who make up the majority of the 100,000 new French citizens admitted each year.

France is also looking to reduce overall immigration by a small, but significant number.

But the interior minister has taken a hard line on immigration, announcing plans to reduce the number of legal immigrants coming to France annually from 200,000 to 180,000 and calling for those convicted of felony to be expelled from the country.

A ten percent reduction in the number of immigrants would be good for the United States as well.

France is showing the way, again. A small start, but significant.

Friday, December 30, 2011

Federal Judge Rules Black People Are Stupid

No objection from the Justice Brothers. (h/t ELC)

The Daily Caller December 26, 2011 Caroline May


A U.S. District Court judge has rejected a challenge to Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act of 1965 — filled when the Department of Justice barred the city of Kinston, N.C. from holding nonpartisan elections — reasoning that lack of access to party affiliation would discriminate against minority voters who otherwise wouldn’t know how to find Democratic candidates on a ballot.

Too stupid to find a racist candidate without seeing a big "D" beside his name.

Gun Nuts, Demoncrats and Communist Party USA Unite

On giving voting and gun rights to illegal aliens. Yes, the Demoncrat Party and Communist Party USA, joined at the hip on Obama,are opposed to the 2nd Amendment. Both use legal and illegal aliens to pad their voter rolls to gain political victories, and use the power they gain to violate the 2nd Amendment. California is a rabid anti-gun State and the legislature is dominated by elected Hispanic officials from rotten boroughs filled with illegal aliens who vote. Remember B-1 Bob Dornan? A 2nd Amendment supporter lost to Loretta Sanchez, professional Mexican and opponent of the 2nd Amendment.

However, gun nuts apparently think that extending 2nd Amendment rights to illegal aliens is required by the Constitution.

Their argument is a sort of natural rights deal. All humans have rights, illegal aliens are humans, owning a gun is a human right, therefore illegal aliens have a right to own guns. QED. Or reductio ad absurdum.

The Truth About Guns December 26, 2011 Bob Krafft


If anyone had any doubts about how the courts’ view of the Second Amendment to the Constitution, it should be quite clear by the recent decision of the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals, decision which concurred with the Fifth Circuit ruling in United States v. Portillo-Muniz, that Second Amendment protections do not apply to illegal aliens (who are specifically barred from possessing firearms by 18 U.S.C. § 922(g)(5)). I see someone at the back of the class has their hand up…you have a question? You want to know why people who are here illegally should be granted the same rights as citizens? Excellent question…

Illegals should not be granted the same Constitutional rights as citizens for the same reason citizens should not be ‘granted’ these rights: Because our the rights listed in the Bill of Rights are not granted by the Constitution or the government, they belong to us by virtue of being human beings. Anyone remember this bit?

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.

According to freedictionary.com, unalienable means “unable to be taken away from or given away by the possessor.” After the Constitution’s ratification, some of those unalienable rights were incorporated into the Constitution as the Bill of Rights, but that document no more created them than dirty underwear and wheat create mice. As the U.S. Supreme Court stated in U.S. v. Cruikshank, 92 U.S. 542 (1875):

The right of the people peaceably to assemble for lawful purposes existed long before the adoption of the Constitution of the United States. In fact, it is, and always has been, one of the attributes of citizenship under a free government. … It was not, therefore, a right granted to the people by the Constitution. The government of the United States when established found it in existence, with the obligation on the part of the States to afford it protection.

The Court then goes on to apply this logic to the Second Amendment as well, stating,

The second and tenth counts are equally defective. The right there specified is that of ‘bearing arms for a lawful purpose.’ This is not a right granted by the Constitution. Neither is it in any manner dependent upon that instrument for its existence. The second amendment declares that it shall not be infringed; but this, as has been seen, means no more than that it shall not be infringed by Congress.

Notice that nowhere in the ruling does the Court state that these pre-existing rights applied only to citizens. Indeed the language makes it clear that the Court felt these were human rights, not mere citizens’ rights...

But even within that citation is the guidance which the Fifth Circuit claimed to be looking for, but chose to ignore when SCOTUS analogizes the use of ‘the people’ in the Second Amendment with its use in all the other amendments. Most of which, as we have seen, have been held directly to apply to illegals. Furthermore, if the Fifth Circuit was actually looking for guidance they could have found it in the first sentences of the very paragraph that they quote, where SCOTUS says,

We know of no other enumerated constitutional right whose core protection has been subjected to a freestanding ‘interest-balancing’ approach. The very enumeration of the right takes out of the hands of government—even the Third Branch of Government—the power to decide on a case-by-case basis whether the right is really worth insisting upon. … [emphasis in original]

With all these precedents it’s hard to see how any court, looking honestly at the Constitution and the law, could fail to conclude that “the freedom to own and carry the weapon of your choice is a natural, fundamental, and inalienable human, individual, civil, and Constitutional right — subject neither to the democratic process nor to arguments grounded in social utility.”

QED. Japanese Army soldiers, Pancho Villa, MS-13, Al Queda, anyone can come to the United States and own a gun. And vote. Participation in self-government is a fundamental right of all human beings. Life, liberty and pursuit of happiness and all that. A Homo sapien sapiens is a Homo sapien sapiens. There are no distinctions between them. Geographic location, citizenship, etc. are racist social constructs, along with borders between nations, designed to keep the black, brown, and yellow, man down. Those evil racist slave owning Founding Fathers thought that every illegal had a right to vote and own a gun. And even water the tree of liberty with somb o' dem evil raciss white crakas.

In fact, if an illegal alien has a right to own a gun in the United States, then clearly deporting that illegal alien is as much a violation of his natural right to life, liberty and happiness. No illegal alien is happy being deported, much less arrested and detained for just being a human being. No human is illegal. Because there can be no distinctions between human beings. Citizenship is a social construct, ..."subject neither to the democratic process nor to arguments grounded in social utility."

Even more interesting is that borders are just a lines drawn on a map, created by the democratic process. Which makes Fast and Furious quite legal, as even Mexican drug lords have a right to own guns. Eric Holder was just supporting 2nd Amendment rights for said Mexican drug lords. Which is also why Eric Holder opposes voter identification laws. He supports illegal aliens voting. Voting for Demoncrats who oppose the 2nd Amendment.

What Krafft does not understand is that only citizens in a polity have rights. Children don't have the right to keep and bear arms, or vote, or speak freely, or own property and they are citizens. Nor do aliens, legal or illegal. What they have is only what the democratic process gives them. Illegal aliens are not part of the commonweal. They are by definition alien to the political community. Therefore they do not enjoy said rights. Clearly the courts were wrong when they extended any rights to aliens. Because if they qualify for one right, then they get them all. Which includes voting. Voting to end the 2nd Amendment. One more Obama nomination to the Supreme Court and the 2nd Amendment is a dead letter. Illegal alien voting will ensure that.

And that is part of the program of the Demoncrat Party:

Sunshine State News December 14, 2011


Tapping into a growing trend, the Democratic mayor of New Haven, Conn., wants to allow illegal aliens to vote in local elections.

John DeStefano said he will forward his proposal to the state Legislature for approval.

New Haven, the home of Yale University, has become a haven for illegal immigrants from Central America is recent years -- drawn in part by Connecticut's generous welfare benefits.

As reported in the New Haven Register today, six municipalities in Maryland already extend voting rights to noncitizens, and the city of Chicago permits illegal aliens to vote on school issues.

Besides just being wrong about rights, only citizens have rights in a polity, Krafft is wrong about the impact of his principles as well. Gun rights for illegal aliens will not be a bulwark against future violations of the 2nd Amendment, but mean the end of 2nd Amendment rights for him and the rest of us Homo Sapien sapiens in the United States.

The courts were wrong on their failure to uphold the 2nd Amendment for Americans and they are wrong on rights for illegal aliens. Two wrongs are still two wrongs. The 2nd Amendment and all the rights of our nation apply only to citizens.

In fact, distinguishing between citizens and non-citizens is natural and an important part of being a nation. Krafft may be a universalist and a one world government type. He can be nothing more if aliens enjoy the same rights as Americans. But such people are enemies of liberty. Just go to the Congo or China to see how others see human rights. They should not be allowed to decide the fate of the 2nd Amendment. For even if rights are God given, which Krafft seems to have not included in his illegal alien rights screed, it is only a culture that excludes those alien to it that survives with its liberties.

Thursday, December 29, 2011

Latest Lies From A Dumbfuck Treason Bar Shyster


Treason bar hacks are desperate to blame all their troubles on evil white racists like Joe Arpaio and your average American who does not want his job given to an H-1B wage slave or illegal alien. They are, however, demanding masters, and Barack Hussein Obama's Administrative Amnesty has not pleased them. Obviously the Treason Bar does not enough money, for Obama, like the descendant of Muslim slave traders, has a price and it must be met. Goldman Sachs paid retail, but the Treason Bar pettifoggers only had enough to rent a President for a short time, but got short changed. Hey, money talks.

But the Treason Bar has an agenda, and it ain't money. It is electing a new people, and who to blame for the failings of America to surrender, but Dwight David Eisenhower? WTF you say?

Deportation and Removal December 29, 2011, by Matthew Kolken


Obama’s failure to lead on the issue of immigration reform resulted in the Democrats squandering a two-year super-majority. Immigration reform could have been passed without a hiccup in the President’s first 100 days in office. This is what he promised. So why did it happen? Obama expended every ounce of his political capital on his signature health-care legislation, throwing Hispanics under the bus in the process. Specifically, in order to get the votes required for passage, Obama lied to the Hispanic Caucus who was threatening to oppose Obamacare unless racist and anti-immigrant provisions were removed. His promise to the Caucus: to aggressively work with Congress to pass immigration reform. How did that work out?

So for those of you keeping score at home, Obama’s immigration reform efforts to date principally feature a lunch with Shakira and a Desperate Housewife. Change you can believe in?

The apologists respond with the fact that the Administration has recently introduced a “common sense immigration enforcement” policy involving the employment of a prosecutorial discretion memo. The reality is that this is nothing more than a public relations stunt. I know of only a handful of cases nationwide where prosecutorial discretion is being favorably exercised, and those cases are usually attached to embarrassing media coverage of individuals facing deportation to countries they haven’t been to since they were young children. The silent majority receive little, if any, reprieve from the Administration’s 400,000 deportations per year mandate.

As for the Administration’s recent constitutional challenge to Arizona’s immigration law, this President should be careful throwing stones in his glass White House. Persistent human rights violations permeate the Obama Administration’s handling of immigrants.

Here is the bottom line that the Obama apologists don’t want you to know: This President is the worst thing that has happened to the cause of immigrant rights since Eisenhower put Japanese Americans in internment camps. Only Obama’s internment camps are euphemistically called immigration detention centers, but just like Eisenhower’s these camps are being used to abuse immigrants and deny them of their constitutionally protected right to due process.

Someone might point out that it was Comrade Franklin Delano Roosevelt and RINO Earl Warren that hooked up the Japanese residents and a few Japanese-Americans on the West Coast. They also rounded up and interned Germans, Italians, German-Americans and Italian-Americans. That however is not convenient for the whitey hating Treason Bar. Blame everything on Republicans like Joe Arpaio and General Eisenhower. Perhaps Kolken was confusing internment with Operation Wetback. Kolken certainly didn't like that successful operation against illegal aliens. But that seems to be a theme here. No deportations are the Treason Bar goal.

I am certain Kolken is just an idiot, but the mendacity is comparing the legal aliens and Americans of Japanese ancestry who got the boot from the West Coast with actual illegal aliens who have no right to be here. Kolken also perpetuates the lie of the 400k deportees this year. As shown, in fact it was only 378,000 illegal aliens removed. Kolken also accuses the Regime of "persistent human rights abuses" while detaining aliens, meaning being "shoved forcefully" is a persistent human rights abuse. Not getting treatment for a blister is a "persistent human rights abuse." Getting tackled during a foot pursuit is a "persistent human rights abuse."

All though is just two steps forward, one step backward. Demand more than you can get and move the goalposts forward, never letting up on your demands. But the Treason Bar just does not appreciate the Obama Regime Administrative Amnesty. Not enough for them. Of course, that is a good tactic as well.

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

How The Chinese Get Visas To The United States

Gary Locke, the Chinese Ambassador from the United States to China recently publicly interviewed and handed out tourist visas to Chinese citizens as part of the Obama Regime re-election campaign. The visa interview Locke conducted was clearly a publicity stunt, but it was symptomatic of the new policy at American diplomatic posts in China to give out as many visas as possible to Chinese citizens, regardless of the massive fraud by those same Chinese citizens.

Department of State, AMEMB Beijing


Moderator: Now Ambassador Locke is going to personally hand the visas to some of these applicants, who represent the broad spectrum of Chinese travelers to the United States. We’re going to call them up one by one, by family, and then Ambassador Locke will conduct a Q&A.

[Visas presented.]
Ambassador Locke: And why are you traveling to the United States?
Visa Recipient: To go to Los Angeles.
Ambassador Locke: How long do you plan to visit the United States?
Visa Recipient: About one month.
Ambassador Locke: Is this your first visit to the United States?
Visa Recipient: Yes, the first time to me.
Ambassador Locke: Why do you want to visit the United States?
Visa Recipient: Actually many Chinese want to travel to the U.S. to have a look, experience the U.S..
Ambassador Locke: When you go to the United States, if you go to Los Angeles, are you going to go visit Disneyland?
Visa Recipient: Yes, that’s one of our destinations because we are with kids.
Ambassador Locke: Our family has traveled to Disneyland many, many times and we very much enjoy it. You’ll have fun.
[Visa presented.]

How about you, what are you looking forward to in visiting the United States?
Visa Recipient: I’ve never been to the U.S. before.
Ambassador Locke: What would you most looking forward to?
Visa Recipient: Just for fun and go out, to Disneyland of course. [Laughter].
Ambassador Locke: Enjoy the experience and good luck.

And you’re visiting the United States for what purpose?
Visa Recipient: For business.
Ambassador Locke: What type of business are you in?
Visa Recipient: I’m in the tourism industry.
Ambassador Locke: And what cities do you hope to visit?
Visa Recipient: Because our company’s office is in Washington, D.C., so we’re going to go to Washington D.C.. I’m going to lead a training there.
Ambassador Locke: How long will you be there?
Visa Recipient: About a week there.
Ambassador Locke: Have you been to the United States before?
Visa Recipient: Not yet.
Ambassador Locke: When are you planning on traveling?
Visa Recipient: Beginning of January.
Ambassador Locke: It’s going to be cold back there.
Visa Recipient: But that’s the training time.
Ambassador Locke: Any other places you hope to see while you’re there on business?
Visa Recipient: After D.C. and New York, I want to go to Florida.
Ambassador Locke: Why Florida?
Visa Recipient: I have to see Disney World. [Laughter].
Ambassador Locke: You’ll have a great time.
Visa Recipient: And it’s warm there.
Ambassador Locke: You’re right, it’s very warm there.
Visa Recipient: Thank you. Thank you for meeting you. It’s such an honor to see you.
Ambassador Locke: Good luck to you.
Visa Recipient: Thank you.
[Visa presented.]

Now a real visa interview should have included much tougher questions, especially about the alien's intent, ties to his home, etc. But Locke's interview was probably the extent of the interview the recipients of the visas underwent with a Consular Officer. Obviously the Consular Officers are under extreme pressure to increase approvals of visa applications in a desperate attempt to buoy the economy before the election. The morons in the Regime obviously think a few dollars spent by Chinese will save Obama from electoral oblivion.

Of course, RINOs will only be too happy to sell Obama the rope by which they will loose the next election. Visa boosterism for Demoncrat illegal aliens is a common theme for the rent seeking tourism industry that is dependent on illegal alien workers. The demand for more illegal aliens disguised as tourists or as the salvation of American economic collapse continues today.

Bloomberg December 26, 2011


This holiday season, millions of tourists visited the U.S. Given the economic benefits they bring, the U.S. should be working overtime to welcome their friends and families next year.
An estimated 60 million international visitors arrived in the U.S. in 2011, spending about $150 billion, supporting nearly 2 million American jobs and accounting for more than one-quarter of U.S. service exports. From taxi fares to tchotchke purchases, tourists account for a big chunk of economic activity. States from New York (the most popular travel destination) to Colorado and Wyoming (both of which have a high concentration of jobs in tourism) depend on visitors’ dollars.

The good news for Americans is that the U.S. is still the world’s biggest tourist destination by dollar value. (The U.S. ranks second after France as the world’s most popular destination.) After a fall in 2009, tourist arrivals climbed in 2010 and 2011. Still, as groups such as the U.S. Travel Association point out, the U.S. could be doing much better. Although global long-haul travel grew by 40 percent from 2000 to 2010, the U.S.’s share of the market dropped from 17 percent to 12.4 percent. Even taking into account the U.S.’s declining share of the global economy, that’s a steep dip.

And the good news is that recent legislation ended the policy of mandatory interviews of all visa applicants. The tourism industry seems to have already forgotten 9/11 where 19 tourists almost destroyed the American economy and killed a few people as well. None of them were interviewed.

A few sensible reforms could help break the logjams. These include inserting a corps of visa-adjudication officers in high- growth markets, creating video visa-interview centers for applicants who don’t live near a U.S. consulate, and relaxing the requirement for in-person visa interviews. Happily, all three of these proposals were incorporated in the omnibus budget legislation that President Barack Obama signed last week.

They got the "fast track" to a visa for terrorists. A clear lesson to the next group of jihadis who will commit the next 9/11.

US News And World Report December 12, 2001


By Edward T. Pound

Three of the hijackers in the September 11 terrorist attacks obtained visas in Saudi Arabia through a brand-new program designed to make it easier for qualified visa applicants to visit the United States, an American government official said tonight.

The Visa Express program, put in place just four months before the attacks, allowed the three hijackers to arrange their visas through a State Department-designated travel agency, the official says. Fifteen of the 19 hijackers obtained their U.S. travel visas in Saudi Arabia.

None of the three men, the American government official says, was ever questioned by U.S. consular officers in Saudi Arabia. Each took his travel papers and passport to a commercial travel agency, which submitted the applications to the State Department.

Repeating history. But then Obama thinks this is the U.S. of KKK A. A few more dead Americans means nothing to him. One would think that the WSJ and the tourism industry would know better, but clearly they don't.

Another point is that the travel industry is lying through their teeth about international travel to the United States. The rope-sellers claim that there are fewer foreign visitors to the U.S.

WaPo December 28, 2011 by Associated Press


Tourism leaders said the decline in foreign visitors over the past decade is costing American businesses and workers $859 billion in untapped revenue and at least half a million potential jobs at a time when the slowly recovering economy needs both.

In fact, that is an out right lie. Travel to the United States has been trending upwards for the last decade according to travel industry statistics.

There was a downward trend from 1999 to 2003, but that trended back up in 2004, with 2009 and 2010 well above 1999.

In fact 2010 was a record year with 59.7 million alien visitors to the United States, with 1999 having 48.5 million visitors.

And don't forget that half of the 11-20 million illegal aliens in the United States arrived ostensibly legally through inspection by an officer of the United States.

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

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Pacific Steel Back In The News

And another example of the Obama Regime Administrative Amnesty. The Vice-President of the union at Pacific Steel, the Glass, Molders, Pottery, Plastics, and Allied Workers International Union, Ignacio De La Fuente, was exposed previously for aiding and abetting illegal immigration earlier in the year. The U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement audit of Pacific Steel has ended with over 200 illegal aliens fired, but no arrests by the useless ICE Homeland Security Investigations (HSI).

ABC 7 December 18, 2011 Sergio Quintana (I wonder how he got this assignment. Talk about contributions to sterotypes.)


BERKELEY, Calif. (KGO) -- Over the last few months, an East Bay steel company has been shedding about a third of its work force and it's not because of the economy. Pacific Steel was served with what immigrant advocates call a "silent raid." The company was audited by Immigration and Customs Enforcement to find out how many employees did not have proper work documents.

A spokesperson for Pacific Steel told ABC7 they have been able to slowly replace most of the employees they were forced to fire. Many of those employees have been with the company for years, even decades. Now, those employees are trying to figure out what to do after being let go.

And they are still here, free to find other employment or go on welfare:

Among those who have been fired, was Juan Zaragoza, who has been with pacific steel for 21 years. He said he was told he is no longer eligible to work at the company. David DeHerrera has been with Pacific Steel for 12 years and has two weeks to get his documents in order -- something he knows he cannot do. He says leaving the country is not an option.

"For us it's practically impossible to go back to Mexico because the situation in Mexico is not good," said DeHerrera.

DeHerrera has three children who were born in the U.S. He says they are the major reason why he will stay in the Bay Area.

His 14-year-old daughter worries about having to leave. She said, "I've never actually been in Mexico, I've only been there when I was a baby, so I have no memories whatsoever. I'm not sure how it's going to be over there."

And, guess what? They are suing. It appears that one of the reasons that Pacific Steel hired with a wink and a nudge was that they felt free to violate various labor regulations:

San Jose Mercury News December 23, 2011 by Matt O'Brien and Hannah Dreier


Capping off a tough year for one of the nation's largest steel casting companies, a former employee at Pacific Steel filed a $31 million class-action lawsuit against the Berkeley foundry Friday.

Roberto "Bobby" Rodriguez is suing the company in Alameda County Superior Court on behalf of about 1,000 current and former workers he says have not been getting timely meal and rest breaks.

But it was the firing of about 200 workers this holiday season -- a third of the plant's workforce -- that inspired him to take a stand, he said. The company has said it was forced to fire the workers after a federal immigration audit that began in February found dozens of its workers are suspected of being in the country illegally...

California law requires a 30-minute meal within each five hours of work, but Tim Rumberger, Rodriguez's lawyer, said Pacific Steel workers have been regularly scheduled to work 6½ hours or more without a meal break.

The lawsuit demands an hour of pay for every day without a timely meal break for the past four years -- amounting to about $20,000 in damages per worker, Rumberger said.

Great reward for working illegally. And you get to remain in the U.S. courtesy of Barak Hussein Obama and John Morton.

Also of interest is this little gem:

A spokesperson for Pacific Steel told ABC7 they have been able to slowly replace most of the employees they were forced to fire.

Apparently these were jobs Americans would do.

Monday, December 26, 2011

Why Hasn't Miriam Mendiola-Martinez Been Deported

Another illegal alien criminal has obtained the Obama Regime Administrative Amnesty. Mendiola-Martinez is a beneficiary despite the claim that the amnesty was only for law abiding illegal aliens.

CNN December 22, 2011 by Ashley Hayes


(CNN) -- A Mexican woman -- a former inmate in Maricopa County, Arizona -- claims in a lawsuit that sheriff's officers mistreated her during and after her pregnancy, including shackling her while she was in labor and after her Caesarean section.

The federal suit filed by Miriam Mendiola-Martinez this week comes days after the U.S. Department of Justice alleged the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office, under the leadership of Sheriff Joe Arpaio, engaged in a pattern of discrimination against Latinos.

Mendiola-Martinez's suit is against the sheriff's office, Arpaio, the Maricopa Medical Center and unidentified male and female officers, doctors and nurses.

Mendiola-Martinez, a Mexican citizen, alleges in the suit she was arrested October 23, 2009, by Scottsdale, Arizona, police, and was booked into Maricopa County's Estrella Jail on charges of identity theft. She was held without bond under Arizona law.

According to the police report filed at the time of her arrest, Mendiola-Martinez was accused of using someone else's name, date of birth and Social Security number to obtain work. She was arrested at her place of employment, a department store, while she was vacuuming the floor...

On December 10, 2009, Mendiola-Martinez pleaded guilty to solicitation to commit forgery under a plea agreement. Her sentencing was set for December 24.

Yet she has still not been deported. Why? Certainly because she is suing Sheriff Arpaio. More evidence of the lawlessness of the Regime.

CBP Falling Down On The Job

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) continues to fall down on the job. One must start with the fact that half of all illegal aliens enter the United States through inspection at an officially designated Port-of-Entry (POE) and after inspection by a CBP Officer (CBPO). The second half of this problem is the performance failures of CBPOs while performing their duties. The half of illegal aliens who enter legally are not just those who overstay a lawful admission, but includes those who present fraudulently obtained documents, false claims to U.S. citizenship, counterfeit documents, altered documents, imposters, and, most importantly, those who are not properly inspected, including credulity on behalf of the CBPO, failure to use available technology such as US VISIT, and failure to search and interview the applicant for admission.

The Government Accountability Office (GAO) has issued yet another report on the failures of CBPOs to discover fraudulent documents and conduct proper inspections of applicants for admission, centering around the failure of CBP to properly train CBPOs on immigration law, fraudulent document detection, and, more importantly, interviewing of applicants.

GAO December 22, 2011


CBP has taken some steps to identify and address the training needs of its incumbent CBP officers, but could do more to ensure that these officers are fully trained. GAO examined CBP’s results of covert tests conducted over more than 2 years and found significant weaknesses in the CBP inspection process at the ports of entry that were tested. In response to these tests, CBP developed a “Back to Basics” course in March 2010 for incumbent officers but has no plans to evaluate the effectiveness of the training. Moreover, CBP has not conducted an analysis of all the possible causes or systemic issues that may be contributing to the test results. Further evaluation of the training and causes underlying covert test results could help inform CBP about whether the training is sufficient to address the weaknesses identified by the covert tests or if adjustments are needed.

Note that the failure of CBP has several causes. The first is the leadership of the legacy INS and the current CBP. This is a function of the hostility of management at the senior and political level to the main purpose of CBP, which is to control the entry of persons and goods into the United States. There has been an ongoing Administrative Amnesty for certain classes of illegal aliens at POEs. Both political and professional managers have been more concerned about mollycoddling ethnic pressure groups and the politically connected to fully enforce the Immigration and Nationality Act at the border.

Add to the amnesty mindset the failure of the Homeland Security Act of 2002 (HSA) to improve the administration of the inspection process at POEs. One of the main purposes of the HSA was to have "one face at the border." The problem was that the one face at the border ended up being the mid-level managers of the legacy U.S. Customs Service (USCS) rather than the legacy INS. Previously POEs had two separate agencies conducting separate inspection of arriving persons and goods. The legacy INS inspected arriving persons, the legacy USCS inspected arriving things. The legacy USCS was only interested in imposing duty on arriving goods and discovering arriving contraband, like drugs. They had little or no concern about people. And since the creation of CBP, management of "one face at the border" has been a Customs face, concerned only with the issue of arriving things, not people. This was soon reflected in training of new officers, who received almost no training on fraudulent documents, immigration law, or anything related to the enforcement of immigration law.

Various Red-Team testing by GAO soon after the HSA created CBP showed that the problem of CBP inspection failures were not addressed in 2007 after a major report on the same problem.

GAO November 2007


CBP has had some success in identifying inadmissible aliens and other violators, but weaknesses in its operations increase the potential that terrorists and inadmissible travelers could enter the country. In fiscal year 2006, CBP turned away over 200,000 inadmissible aliens and interdicted other violators. Although CBP’s goal is to interdict all violators, CBP estimated that several thousand inadmissible aliens and other violators entered the country though ports of entry in fiscal year 2006. Weaknesses in 2006 inspection procedures, such as not verifying the nationality and admissibility of each traveler, contribute to failed inspections. Although CBP took actions to address these weaknesses, subsequent follow up work conducted by GAO months after CBP’s actions found that weaknesses such as those described above still existed. In July 2007, CBP issued detailed procedures for conducting inspections including requiring field office managers to assess compliance with these procedures. However, CBP has not established an internal control to ensure field office managers share their assessments with CBP headquarters to help ensure that the new procedures are consistently implemented across all ports of entry and reduce the risk of failed traveler inspections.

An aspect of the CBP failures is that CBP considers itself primarily an anti-terrorism agency rather than an immigration and customs law enforcement agency. From its own website:

CBP is one of the Department of Homeland Security’s largest and most complex components, with a priority mission of keeping terrorists and their weapons out of the U.S. It also has a responsibility for securing and facilitating trade and travel while enforcing hundreds of U.S. regulations, including immigration and drug laws.

In fact the discovery of terrorists or weapons of mass destruction are a minor part of CBP accomplishments or actual responsibilities. Few terrorists have been intercepted at a POEs or crossing the border without inspection. CBP's real mission remains that of the legacy INS and legacy USCS, enforcing customs and immigration law. From their mission statement, immigration and drug laws appear to be an afterthought. And CBP's training and performance failures reflect that.

In fact, of those terrorists who have crossed our borders, CBP has caught almost none of them. Waad Ramadan Alwan and Mohanad Shareef Hammadi, Faisal Shahzad, and Najibullah Zazi are just a few terrorists who routinely entered the United States that CBP failed to intercept.

And things only got worse after the GAO 2007 report. There has been an ongoing purge of legacy INS employees at CBP, their years of knowledge and expertise in immigration law, fraudulent documents and procedure, lost forever, that CBP is desperate to rebuild after another report by GAO emphasizing CBP inspection failures. And CBP management continues to fail at all levels, both at the political level and the professional management levels, lower, mid and upper.

Key failures have been under a series of CBP Commissioners, Robert Bonner, W. Ralph Basham, and Alan Bersin, who have been either lawyers with no immigration or customs law enforcement experience or in the case of Basham, a former U.S. Secret Service manager, still with no experience in either immigration or customs law enforcement. As an example, to this day under their direction CBP continues to refuse to use US VISIT on the Mexican border, actively enabling the entry of illegal aliens. The primary reason is that using US VISIT on the land borders will cause a further delay in the entry of persons over the land border. And that will violate one of the cardinal sins in CBP today, and of yesteryear as well, a long wait time. Border wait times are how CBP managers are judged and the sine qua non of CBP performance. CBP even has an app for that. But it does not use the most important app for catching imposters and fraudulent documents at the land border, US VISIT. Because that was not and is not a concern of CBP. Border commerce and cheap housekeepers for the border rich and powerful are more important. Interior enforcement by the U.S. Border Patrol is not.

The failure on CBP's part has been continuous since 9/11. And the failures are mounting and they are systemic. And yet nothing is done, deliberately.

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Out of Frying Pan

Into fire. U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) is now headed by a Mexican, and another acting head for CBP. Alan Bersin was not confirmable as Commissioner of CBP due to his various issues with employing illegal aliens. Because of that Obama used a recess appointment to keep him in office despite opposition in the Demoncrat Senate. David Aguilar, former Chief of the U.S. Border Patrol is an amnesty fanatic and reconquista all directly attributable to his ancestry.

The Examiner December 23, 2011 by Dave Gibson


Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano has just named former Border Patrol Chief David Aguilar as the new head of U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), the agency that overseas the Border Patrol as well as other law enforcement entities.

Aguilar will replace outgoing CBP Commissioner Alan Bersin who will retire on December 30.

Note that Bersin is not retiring, he was unable to get a vote in the Senate for confirmation and was given a recess appointment that expired.

Perhaps, Napolitano was not aware that Aguilar’s “leadership” abilities became somewhat questionable when the National Border Patrol Council (NBPC), the union which represents all of the U.S. Border Patrol’s rank-and-file agents unanimously gave a no-confidence vote to Chief Aguilar in 2007.

Shortly after the vote, then NBPC president, T.J. Bonner told The Washington Times: “Front-line Border Patrol agents who risk their lives protecting our borders have every reason to expect that the leadership of their own agency will support them. When this does not occur, and instead they are undermined by their so-called leaders, no one should be surprised when they express a loss of confidence in those managers.”

A few months ago, the Liberty News Network has just released a video which shows U.S. Border Patrol Chief David Aguilar being taken to task by one of his own agents on the chief’s stated support for ‘Comprehensive Immigration Reform’ (amnesty for illegal aliens).

Chief Aguilar is visibly agitated as he stands before a gathered group of agents in what was billed as a sort of ‘town hall meeting,’ as the agent continues to repeat Aguilar’s quotes over the years on the issue of amnesty...

Aguilar’s support for the prosecution of several Border Patrol agents by the Bush administration for so-called civil rights violations against illegal aliens (even drug smugglers), such as those of Agents Ignacio Ramos and Jose Compean have also contributed to the lack of support the rank and file agents have in their own boss.

It is unlikely that Aguilar will be confirmed. One should also note that the Obama Regime nominee for DHS Inspector General, Roslyn Mazer, is also on hold because of opposition from Senator Susan Collins. But Obama is getting accustomed to using recess appointments to implement policy.

Merry Christmas

Google Recognizes Red Chinese Imperialism

Google's Santa Tracker has decided that Lhasa is in China, not Tibet.

Friday, December 23, 2011

ICE, More Concerned About Hello Kitty

Than illegal aliens. In two stories ICE expended hundreds of man hours and tens of thousands of dollars on an investigation of counterfeit Hello Kitty merchandise but U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement refused to take custody of six illegal aliens captured by Sheriff Joe Arpaio's Maricopa County Sheriff's Office.





MIAMI — Authorities conducting a six-week counterfeit sweep in three countries seized 327,000 phony items including fake Hello Kitty clothing and cheap imitation Casio G-Shock sport watches that if legitimate carry suggested retail prices of more than $76 million, federal investigators said Thursday.


“Counterfeiting remains a significant problem that demands strong enforcement efforts both here and abroad,” said U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Director John Morton.

Contrast Morton's and ICE's toading to Red Chinese manufacturers and Japanese zaibatsu with its hostility to illegal aliens detained by Sheriff Joe Arpaio and the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office (MCSO):


AZFamily.com December 22, 2011 by Jared Dillingham


MCSO At Odds With ICE Over Illegal Immigration

PHOENIX -- The Maricopa County sheriff and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement are at odds over an incident involving suspected illegal immigrants Wednesday night.



MCSO deputies pulled over a truck with 12 suspected illegal immigrants along Interstate 17 near Anthem. Deputies said they were able to detain six of them on state human-smuggling charges.



Sheriff Joe Arpaio said the other six, including two children, admitted they were in the country illegally and had each paid $3,000 to $4,000 to be brought from Mexico to New York.



In cases like this, in which being in the country illegally is the person's only crime, MCSO routinely turns the suspected illegal immigrants over to federal ICE agents. However, when deputies called ICE Wednesday night, they say ICE agents refused to respond to the scene.



"It's unprecedented," Arpaio said.


For some reason, ICE is granting amnesty to illegal aliens captured by Maricopa County, as if that excuses their crimes.





"Following DOJ's finding of unlawful police practices by the MCSO, ICE dedicated 50 officers to provide 24/7 coverage of the Maricopa County jail," ICE spokeswoman Amber Cargile said in a written statement." Accordingly, ICE enforcement focuses first on serious criminal aliens who present the greatest risk to public safety, such as individuals charged with or convicted of serious crimes. ICE also prioritizes the arrest and removal of immigration fugitives and criminal aliens who have been previously deported and illegally re-entered the country."




The last laugh though is on ICE and John Morton. The U.S. Border Patrol picked up the illegal aliens and deported them to Mexico.



Arpaio's deputies convinced the Border Patrol in Casa Grande to take the six suspected illegal immigrants in question.





Cleary even the Department of Homeland Security components like the Border Patrol don't believe the Department of Justice lies about Sheriff Arpaio.

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Good Riddance To Bad Rubbish

The useless shyster Alan Bersin is gone. One of a long tradition of both parties appointing lawyers to positions for which attorneys are of no use.

HuffPo December 22, 2011 Andrea Stone


WASHINGTON -- Time's up for the head of the U.S. Customs and Border Protection, who announced Thursday he is stepping down at the end of the year when his recess appointment expires.

Alan Bersin served as the administration's Southwest "border czar" on undocumented immigration and drug smuggling. President Obama nominated him to be CBP commissioner in September 2009, and appointed him commissioner in March 2010 after the Senate failed to confirm him...

Bersin was one of 15 officials to be given temporary recess appointments in 2010 after their nominations stalled in the Senate. In November, Don Berwick, head of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and a lightening rod in the battle of health care reform, resigned from his temporary job before it expired at the end of the year.

Bersin was singularly inappropriate for the position of Commissioner of Customs and Border Protection, as like Zoe Baird, he was a serial employer of illegal alien nannies. But it was the continued use of lawyers for positions that call for professional law enforcement executives that is the most concern. All of the failures of involving immigration enforcement involved a cadre of shysters, Chertoff, Bersin, Napolitano, Myers, Morton. Every single one a shark with a sheepskin from an expensive law school. And nary a single one ever made an arrest.

More NRO Ridicule Of Immigration Enforcement

The contempt by NRO authors for immigration enforcement rears its ugly head again. This time it is Michael Walsh taking the honors. Much like Kevin Williamson who ridiculed the fence, Walsh ridicules Mittens for stating that rather than giving Onyango Obama, Barak Hussein Obama's illegal alien uncle, Administrative Amnesty, he would have him deported.

National Review Online The Corner by Michael Walsh


Nice to see that Willard Mitt can make the tough calls:

Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney says he would deport President Barack Obama’s uncle, who police said was arrested in August for drunken driving near Boston and is an illegal immigrant.

Nary a word from “Say Anything” Mitt about the “payroll tax” fight, in which the inept Republican leadership has been sandbagged by Obama and the Democrats not once but twice. Mr. Bain Capital has bigger fish to fry.

In an interview with Boston radio host Howie Carr on Wednesday, Romney said “yes” when asked if Onyango Obama should be deported. Romney at first did not recognize the name, but said the nation’s immigration laws should be enforced.

Onyango Obama is the 67-year-old half-brother of the president’s late father. His case is pending in Framingham, Mass., District Court.

Speaking of Brave Sir Willard, my former Breitbart colleague Mike Flynn noted this salient fact about Mitt’s “electability” the other day in endorsing Rick Perry over at Big Government:

It seems that Mark Krikorian and VDH are just beards for the real RINO National Review. It is clear that Rush was correct, again. Of course here is what means by Brave Sir Willard. But I say that the Obama Regime Administrative Amnesty is serious business. And Uncle Onyango is symptomatic of the contempt for the law and Constitution of both the Obama Regime and NRO.

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Approach The Problem

But back away from the obvious conclusion. VDH has again exposed the radical left on immigration. Immigration is killing off California's Central Valley. Mexicans are literally stealing everything that is not nailed down, then even stealing that which is nailed down.








National Review Online December 21, 2011 Victor Davis Hanson








I am starting to feel as if I am living in a Vandal state, perhaps on the frontier near Carthage around a.d. 530, or in a beleaguered Rome in 455. Here are some updates from the rural area surrounding my farm, taken from about a 30-mile radius. In this take, I am not so much interested in chronicling the flotsam and jetsam as in fathoming whether there is some ideology that drives it.



Last week an ancestral rural school near the Kings River had its large bronze bell stolen. I think it dated from 1911. I have driven by it about 100 times in the 42 years since I got my first license. The bell had endured all those years. Where it is now I don’t know. Does someone just cut up a beautifully crafted bell in some chop yard in rural Fresno County, without a worry about who forged it or why — or why others for a century until now enjoyed its presence?



The city of Fresno is now under siege. Hundreds of street lights are out, their copper wire stripped away. In desperation, workers are now cementing the bases of all the poles — as if the original steel access doors were not necessary to service the wiring. How sad the synergy! Since darkness begets crime, the thieves achieve a twofer: The more copper they steal, the easier under cover of spreading night it is to steal more. Yet do thieves themselves at home with their wives and children not sometimes appreciate light in the darkness? Do they vandalize the street lights in front of their own homes?



In a small town two miles away, the thefts now sound like something out of Edward Gibbon’s bleaker chapters — or maybe George Miller’s Road Warrior, or the Hughes brothers’ more recent The Book of Eli. Hundreds of bronze commemorative plaques were ripped off my town’s public buildings (and with them all record of our ancestors’ public-spiritedness). I guess that is our version of Trotskyization.



The Catholic church was just looted (again) of its bronze and silver icons. Manhole covers are missing (some of the town’s own maintenance staff were arrested for this theft, no less!). The Little League clubhouse was ransacked of its equipment.


Problem identified. And the perpetrators?








There is, of course, a vague code of silence about who is doing the stealing, although occasionally the most flagrant offenders are caught either by sheriffs or on tape; or, in my typical case, run off only to return successfully at night. In the vast majority of cases, rural central California is being vandalized by gangs of young Mexican nationals or Mexican-Americans
...


Perpetrators identified. Yet, perhaps out of fear, fear of the Brimelow or Sullivan treatment, or even the Federale treatment from Kevin Williamson, VDH backpedals. Its not a big problem or an overwhelming number of people who are the problem. Just a teny, tiny, subset of a certain group, who are also conveniently victims as well, and not the sea in which the criminal swims:








...in the latter case, a criminal subset of an otherwise largely successful and increasingly integrated and assimilated near majority of the state’s population. Everyone knows it; everyone keeps quiet about it — even though increasingly the victims are the established local Mexican-American middle class that now runs the city councils of most rural towns and must deal with the costs.


Yet he touches on the problem briefly, the racist mindset of Mexican immigrants. But VDH calls it "ethnic favoritism:"








Perhaps because illegal immigration poses so many mind-boggling challenges (e.g., probably over $20 billion lost to the state in remittances, the undermining of federal law, the prejudice shown against legal immigration applicants, ethnic favoritism as the engine of amnesty, subterfuge on the part of Mexico, vast costs in entitlements and subsidies), talking about it is futile.


But the fear is there, fear of what happened to others at NR, or what happened to Samuel Francis.








So most don’t, in fear of accusations of “racism.”


The fear is there. But VDH is coming to the obvious conclusion. Will he finally gain the courage to stand up to the raza hustlers? Stay tuned for any upcoming purges led by Kevin Williamson.

ICE, Too Busy Implementing Homosexual Marriage

To bother arresting illegal alien drug dealers. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) claims to have prioritized its enforcement strategy to deal with the worst of the worst illegal aliens. However, ICE's real priority is homosexual marriage as shown by two recent stories.


First, ICE busy at defying Congress and the Constitution, as well as their Oaths of Office:




International Business Times December 20, 2011



When John Brandoli met his future spouse in the summer of 005, he did not care that he was falling in love with an immigrant who had arrived from Trinidad with only a tourist visa. They became inseparable, and in March of 2010 they wed...


Brandoli and his husband, Michael Thomas, faced a higher hurdle. Their marriage is recognized in Massachusetts, one of seven states to have legalized same-sex marriage. But under the Defense of Marriage Act, Thomas is not entitled to the federal benefits that marriage confers -- including the ability to update his immigration status.

While similar cases have ended with bi-national couples sundered by the federal prohibition of same-sex marriage, Thomas and Brandoli defied that outcome. Thomas was facing deportation for remaining in the country illegally -- he had been misled by a fraudulent immigration services provider that advised him against applying for asylum -- but Immigration and Customs Enforcement moved last week to close his case.

However, ICE has plenty of time and resources to apply to the Pink Mafia, assigning an Undersecretary of Homeland Security to deal with homosexual issues:




When asked by a Metro Weekly reporter whether same-sex couples would qualify, a senior administration official responded "yes." Nelson Peacock, an assistant secretary in the Department of Homeland Security's Office of Legislative Affairs, wrote in response to a question from Rep. Jerrold Nadler, D-N.Y., that "LGBT [lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender] individuals' ties and contributions to the community are taken into account" in assessing whether their cases should be considered low priority.

Meanwhile, back on the border, ICE is unconcerned that the Sinaloa Cartel has been unaffected by arrests in November that were hyped in the media and continues its business of drug smuggling. One of ICE's "priorities" alleged is drug smuggling. It fights ongoing turf battles with the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) over the issue. It is a long standing battle that goes back decades, back to when the U.S. Customs Service claimed exclusive jurisdiction over drug smuggling. However, ICE appears to have surrendered their jurisdiction in drug smuggling investigations to the Tempe Police Department and the DEA.




WaPo December 20, 2011, Associated Press



TEMPE, Ariz. — Arizona authorities have arrested some 200 people, and seized $7.8 million in cash and more than 1,200 pounds of drugs following an investigation they say has dismantled an “extensive” drug trafficking cell tied to the powerful Sinaloa cartel, federal and state authorities announced Tuesday.


Authorities announcing the 15-month-long investigation said that although the Sinaloa cartel almost immediately regenerates after one of its cells have been taken down, their investigation certainly struck a blow.


“Arresting a drug dealer is one thing but if we can actually follow that backwards and take out the head of the snake of this organization, we exact a lot of pain on those cartels and those folks putting their distribution networks in Arizona,” Tempe police Cmdr. Kim Hale said at a news conference announcing the bust.


The 203 people arrested ranged all the way from street dealers and buyers to family members and friends of Sinaloa cartel members who were well-trusted in the organization, Hale said.


The 43 search warrants conducted as part of the investigation led to the seizure of 44 guns that included assault rifles, 650 pounds of marijuana, 435 pounds of methamphetamine, 123 pounds of cocaine and 4.5 pounds of heroin. Combined the drugs are estimated to be worth $12.5 million...


Separately, Phoenix agents with the Drug Enforcement Agency had been investigating the ring, so the two joined forces, along with other agencies.


Doug Coleman, acting special agent in charge of the DEA in Arizona, said that he expects further arrests in the case as the investigation continues.

It appears that ICE's "priority" is not stopping the Sinaloa Cartel, but imposing homosexual marriage on the United States. Not surprising given Barak Hussein Obama's history of drug use and lies about his opposition to homosexual marriage.

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Dirty Rotten SOB

Yeah, Mike Quigley, dirty, rotten, son-of-a-bitch. Yeah, he is a U.S. Representative. Elected to the U.S. House of Representatives. But he doesn't represent Americans. He says he represents Polish people. (h/t ILW of all frakking sites)

Representative Mike Quigley Statement To The House Wednesday September 7, 2011

My interest in this issue began even before I even took office.


I represent a district that is nearly one-fifth Polish.


Chicago has the highest concentration of Poles of any city outside of Warsaw.

I hear from my Polish community daily about the unfair law that excludes their country from visa-free travel.


Fuck you Mike Quigley. You are supposed to represent Americans in the House of Represenatives. You do not represent Poles in America. The Polish government, through its Embassy and Consulates, represents Poles in America. They are foreigners, aliens, outside of our political community. If you are so fucking concerned about Poles, go fucking live in Poland.

Monday, December 19, 2011

A WTF Moment From Andrew McCarthy

The usually fairly intelligent Andrew McCarthy has a Gingrich moment in NRO regarding Gingrich of all people. A Gingrich moment of course is stating publicly something really stupid with the sole purpose apparently just to strike back at an opponent. Gingrich's OWS moment when challenged by Mittens to give back the $1.4 million or so he stole from the taxpayers via the obviously unconstitutional Freddie and Fannie.
In his own Gingrich moment, McCarthy, clearly trying to pile on Gingrich for Gingrich's Gingrich moments states unequivocally that Congress may not call any judicial officer or other employee of the Judicial Branch of government to testify before a committee.

Andrew C. McCarthy NRO The Corner December 19, 2011

There Is No Power and No Reason to Subpoena Federal Judges

For now, though, I just want to address a bad part that is getting most of the attention — as Kate’s post from yesterday indicates. That’s the business about issuing congressional subpoenas to federal judges to coerce them into explaining themselves before lawmakers. As many commentators have suggested, this proposal would violate separation-of-powers principles. The judiciary is a peer of the political branches. It would be no more appropriate for Congress to subpoena a federal judge (or that judge’s clerks) about the reasoning of one of the judge’s rulings than it would be for Congress to subpoena the president (or his top advisors) about a controversial decision that was within the president’s constitutional authority, or for a judge or the Justice Department to issue a subpoena to a member of Congress (or the lawmaker’s staff) to question that member about the deliberations over some legislative act that arguably went beyond Congress’s enumerated powers.

Perhaps McCarthy should consult Eric "Black People" Holder about that subpoena power. He has been subpoenaed or threatened with subpoenas numerous times and testified even more times before a committee of Congress. H. R. Haldeman and John Erlichman, both Presidential advisors, have testified under threat of subpoena or were actually subpoenaed.
Sitting Supreme Court Justices and the Chief Justice have testified numerous times, mostly complaining about work load and pay, but they still have testified.
And how does McCarthy compare a podunk District Court Judge to a Constitutional officer like the President? I suppose the President could refuse, since he commands the U.S. Marshal's Service, the agency who enforces Congressional subpoenas. But a District Court Judge is a creature of Congress. District and Circuit Court of Appeals judges are created and disposed of by Congress. The Constitution created the Presidency and he is co-equal with Congress as a body. And co-equal to the Supreme Court as a body. A District Court Judge is not even the equivalent of a Cabinet Secretary. At best a District Court Judge is the equivalent of the lowest level of political appointee, or other who is confirmed or receives a commission from Congress, perhaps the equivalent of a commissioned officer of the U.S. Public Health Service, or other commissioned services. A sub-cabinet officer would be the equivalent of an Appeals Court Judge. A sitting Justice of the Supreme Court would be the moral and political equivalent of a Cabinet Officer, the Chief Justice somewhere inbetween a Cabinet Officer and the President and Vice-President, if only because he does have some prestige as the chief administrator of the courts.
But claiming any employee of the courts, such as a Clerk of the Court, a personal cerk of a judge, or the numerous administrative employees of a court or the judiciary in general, cannot be called to testify?
What inanity. But then, McCarthy's greatest achievement was that of Assistant United States Attorney. Not all that great. In fact they are notorious for the laziness, declining many more cases than they actually prosecute. Such power to determine their own workload engenders a certain lassitude that combined with a superior attitude results in Gingrichisms. Basically they are conceited jerks with delusions of grandeur, like Gingrich.
But there is nothing in the Constitution that prohibits any person from being subpoenaed by Congress McCarthy's claim not withstanding. Just ask Eric Holder who will be spending the rest of the term of Barak Hussein Obama in front of various committees.
If he is not careful McCarthy will end up as another Erwin Chemerinsky. In the end the purpose of Gingrich's scheme is to force judges to defend their writings under questioning. McCarthy seems to think that just writing a badly reasoned opinion is enough just because it is similar to a law school exercise. He thinks that just giving an opinion is talismic. No need to defend an opinion in a Socratic manner under questioning. Another aspect of the conceit of judges. They don't like questions. Being in a courtroom once or twice shows that judges, especially District Court Judges, don't like hard questions. They run their courtrooms with an iron fist in an iron glove. No one questions or challenges them. Not a good atmosphere for getting at the truth of a question. Questioning before a committee will bring a little humility and force them to defend their opinions with challenges to their assumptions and inconvenient facts that they either ignored, discarded, or discounted. And if an adversary system is good enough for the opposing counsel in a courtroom, then it is good enough for a Judge as well. It might also help with their humility. Nothing like a little public criticism, something that judges dish out every day to witnesses, defendants, litigants, and lawyers every day.
But in the end it all comes down to one thing, is the subpoening of judges to testify as to their official actions and decisions prohibited by the Constitution? There is no such prohibition in the Constitution. That, in the end, is all that one has to know. Of note, if the Chief Justice can testify under oath voluntarily to a Committee of Congress, why cannot he be forced to? It appears that the issue of testifying to a Committee has already been settled in Congress's favor. All that is at issue is the voluntaryness of the testimony.

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Visa Boosterism For The Red Chinese

The Obama Regime and it Chinese Ambassador to China, Gary Locke, are claiming that Chinese tourists and corporate spies will save the economy. (h/t The Skeptical Bureaucrat)

Department of State Press Release December 15, 2011


On December 14 at the U.S. Embassy in Beijing, Ambassador Gary Locke presented the one millionth visa adjudicated in China this year. With the help of additional personnel and process improvements, Mission China has also successfully reduced the average wait time for a visa interview appointment to less than one week.

Since taking up his post in China, Ambassador Locke has emphasized the importance of travel and trade between the two nations. According to the Department of Commerce, in 2010, more than 800,000 Chinese visitors contributed $5 billion to the U.S. economy.

More Chinese visitors will create more jobs and opportunities in the U.S. travel and tourism industries.

And, like Obama begging his fellow Islamists for our drone back, Locke kowtows to the Dragon Throne and begs the Imperial indulgence for reciprocity. Something that gunboats would have demanded in years past.

In addition to ongoing efforts to keep visa wait times low, the United States is encouraging the Chinese government to extend visa reciprocity to allow both U.S. and Chinese travelers longer validity visas, which is in the interests of both nations.

But the real issue is that the Regime is engaging in its policy of encouraging illegal immigration and voter fraud, and electing a new people, by this program of massive issuance of non-immigrant visas to Chinese nationals, most of whom will not return. Half of the illegal aliens in the U.S. enter with a non-immigrant visa.

Note that while the press release uses the term "adjudication," what it really means is approval. In adjudicating, one just reviews and decides. Part of that can mean a denial of an application, but the boosterism signifies that the purpose of adjudicating is in reality approving Chinese non-immigrant visa applications. This is reminiscent of Al Gore's Citizenship USA where millions of aliens were naturalized illegally, without criminal and intelligence checks and legal standards were relaxed, resulting in the naturalization of millions of aliens unlawfully so they could vote for Clinton in 1996.

Similarly, the Obama Regime has program, opposing voter identification, thus allowing illegal aliens to vote in the upcoming election. (h/t Election Law Center)

Newsmax Wednesday, 14 Dec 2011 By Martin Gould

Gaffe-prone Attorney General Eric Holder came under new Republican fire on Wednesday after calling for an end to state laws requiring voters to show identification at polling stations.

Sen. John Cornyn of Texas immediately slammed Holder, saying: "Voter identification laws are constitutional and necessary to prevent fraud at the ballot box.

"Facing an election challenge next year, this administration has chosen to target efforts by the states to protect the democratic process," Cornyn said...

“If we are to maintain the integrity of the democratic process, it is not unreasonable that voters should show appropriate identification when they turn up at polling stations and for him to suggest otherwise flies in the face of common sense,” Gosar added. “I have already called on Mr. Holder to resign over Fast and Furious. This latest speech should serve as his final strike.”

Republicans have been increasingly concerned that the administration wants to loosen voter identification laws in states with significant numbers of immigrants, poor and black voters to help President Barack Obama win among traditionally Democratic-leaning minorities in the 2012 election.

All roads lead to Rome and all actions by the Obama Regime lead to ending America as we know it and electing a new people.