Sunday, January 18, 2009

Devil is in the Details: Heritage Foundation's Immigration Recommendation

Dear President Obama,

The Heritage Foundation is a conservative think tank based in DC. They promote conservative public policy. They became influential in the Reagan years. They view themselves as traditional conservatives and they proudly display the likes of Rush Limbaugh and Shawn Hannity on their home pages.
On January 13, 2009, they came out with their official Immigration policy statement. In reviewing their policy, their recommendations are consistent with past Conservative/ANTI policy.

Here are their recommendations in their entirety. (view Heritage Foundation link)
I know you read and listen to all perspectives, but as you review their views, please keep in mind the PRO Immigration Reform perspective. I’ve listed the Heritage Foundation Views (in black) vs the PRO views (in red) as follows:
1. Secure Borders via Walls, more BP and partnering with States and Local Govt for added security. PRO: We DO agree with Secure Borders, there are issues with the Wall, particularly for those who live on the border and go to school on the border. Discussions need to be held on this.
2. Sanctions Against Employers via fines. Enforcing via Immigration Raids. PRO: We agree with employer sanctions, but the raids in Postville, Massachusetts and other locations were inhumane! The value of ICE Raids should be re-evaluated.
3. Mass Deportation of the 12M here through strict enforcement of existing laws, workplace raids, 287(g) programs promoting Racial Profiling. PRO: We adamently oppose Mass Deportations, inhumane ICE Raids, Detention Centers, Racial Profiling!

There are new additions to their recommendation:
1. Developing NEW Temporary Worker Programs that are truly temporary.: They go into extreme detail on this. NEW Temporary Workers. Not those here. Put them to work. Make sure they know where the door is. PRO: This is suspicious to me. Why does the Heritage Foundation support a NEW Temporary worker program. Sounds almost like support for Big Business having Slave Labor. They advocate None of the 12M here may participate in this program. Additionally they advocate changing the Jus Soli (birthright citizenship) constitution requirements. This needs more investigation and as it stands is unacceptable!
2. Promoting economic development in Latin America:. PRO: Also supports economic develop in Latin America. We would like to see the underlying details to their proposals.
3. Reform immigration services. PRO: Also supports Reforming immigration services. We would like to see the underlying details to their proposals.
4. Improving Legal avenues for immigrants. PRO: Also supports improving legal avenues for immigrants. We do not want it to serve as a restrictionist means to allow only White, Educated, Wealthy immigrants into our country. We would like to see the underlying details to their proposals.

President Obama, their recommendations truly illustrate the old axiom, “the devil is in the details!” Look for the underlying meaning in what they are requesting and you will see their true motivation.
Additionally, I see nothing in their policy that discusses the War on Drugs, the USA being the number 1 illegal drug abusing country in the world, the USA sending Mexico 2,000 illegal weapons a day or our partnership to help Mexico in their and our War on Drugs. This should be included in any policy.
I know, President Obama, that you and your advisors will support a sound and comprehensive immigration reform policy. Thank you for your dedication to an improved America!

Sincerely,
Your dedicated supporter,

Dee

35 comments:

Dee said...

The Devil is in the details.

When the Heritage Foundation says "Enforcing the immigration and workplace laws"..""enforcing existing immigration laws, deporting illegal aliens when detected" what they are referencing is the continuance of ice raids (e.g. Postville and New Bedford) and the 287(g) policies (e.g. Arpaio and Tulsa and the numerous reports of Racial Profiling).

The Devil is ALWAYS in the Details!!

Anonymous said...

Must be nice to be a mind reader of what the Foundation was actually thinking or meaning and just interject your own words as if they were the actual words of the Founation, isn't it? But we all expected if from you just like you deleting our posts.

Dee said...

I am curious why they are promoting a new "real" Temporary worker program. They want to start a new pilot program for this?

They indicate "a pilot program that fills the gaps in existing programs and creates incentives for lawful non-immigrant work in the U.S."

NO ONE HERE CAN APPLY.
They indicate:
a. still in their home countries (more talk of mass deportation in their details)
b. timelines and date for departure set in stone. no status changes. return to home country for specific time period.
c. children born here not citizens. (change constituion jus soli policies)
d. indentured servitude policies
e. employer paid security bond including medical: interesting but which employers will support this?

The DEVIL is in their Details!!

Dee said...

Anon,
I suggest you actually READ the Heritage Foundation's recommendations.
Let me help you.
1. Click on the link provided in the post.
2. Set 10 minutes aside and actually READ IT
3. Try to understand it.

Then, as long as you remain civil, stay on topic and do not use abusive language or name call, you can participate in this discussion.

Otherwise, if you continue name calling, going off topic and not understanding the discussion, then you will be deleted.

Yummy. Just like chocolate!

Dee said...

RACIAL PROFILING:

READ WHAT THEY SAID:
When the Heritage Foundation says "ENFORCING THE IMMIGRATION AND WORKPLACE LAWS"..""ENFORCING EXISTING IMMIGRATION LAWS, DEPORTING ILLEGAL ALIENS WHEN DETECTED" what they are referencing is the CONTINUANCE of ICE RAIDS (e.g. Postville and New Bedford) and the 287(g) Policies (e.g. Arpaio and Tulsa and the numerous reports of Racial Profiling).


The Devil is ALWAYS in the Details!!

Vicente Duque said...

Dear Dee :

I posted half of your letter to Mr Obama in my site MILENIALS.COM ... and a Link to your site asking people to go to your site to read the Full Letter. Your letter is now the leading post in MILENIALS.COM

I gave this preamble to your excellent letter :

I give here only half the letter of my friend Dee to President Obama. You can see the whole letter by clicking on the link above in Gray Background.

I have the same ideas as Dee but she has better expression and youthfulness in her speech. I also admire and support Mr Obama and my friend Dee, a lady from Texas.

Thanks Dee for your ideas and presence in the Internet. We all love your fight against inhumanity and cruelty. I have always known that the "Heritage Foundation" is a beehive of Right Wing Conservatism and Covert Racism, Hypocresy and Prejudice.


Milenials.com

Raciality.com

Vicente Duque

Dee said...

Vicente,
Thank you for sharing this information on your website!

Anonymous said...

"racial profiling" very telling that you use that phrase. couldn't find it either in the article. Very telling.

US citizen said...

"enforcing existing immigration laws, deporting illegal aliens when detected" An ice raid does exactly that. I see no problem in enforcing U.S. laws and you shouldn't either.

Dee said...

Anon,
You have trouble with reading comprehension, don't you. When you read, you also have to connect the dots. What do you think they mean by strict enforcment? They mean a continuance of the 287(g) programs ala Arpaio and that has occurred in Tulsa and other locations implementing this policy. Arpaio's Racial Profiling has been reported across the web and by the Mayors of Phoenix, Mesa and other locations. This is Racial Profiling at its worst!

Dee said...

More Strict Enforcement: ICE Raids

Look what happened in Postville, Laurel and New Bedford, meanwhile the heinous detention centers fill up!

Dee said...

1. Racial Profiling - ala Arpaio, his henchmen and the Tulsa PD.
2. Increase in Hate Crimes against Latinos. The FBI has said there is an increase in hate crimes against Latinos at Record Levels! Most recently we have seen this via the Beaner Jumpings in Long Island and in Pottsville, PA.

American Latinos will not stand for continued Racial Profiling, Hate Crimes, Ice Raids, 287(g) policies, inhumane Detention Centers. We voiced our vote in November. We will continue to do so in future elections. We need Immigration Reform that is Humane and also Stops the Hate!

I Travel for JOOLS said...

This is a direct quote from the U.S. government's home page:
"Section 287(g) of the Immigration and Nationality Act

The Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act (IIRAIRA), effective September 30, 1996, added Section 287(g), performance of immigration officer functions by state officers and employees, to the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA). This authorizes the secretary of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to enter into agreements with state and local law enforcement agencies, permitting designated officers to perform immigration law enforcement functions, pursuant to a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA), provided that the local law enforcement officers receive appropriate training and function under the supervision of sworn U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officers.

The cross-designation between ICE and state and local patrol officers, detectives, investigators and correctional officers working in conjunction with ICE allows these local and state officers: necessary resources and latitude to pursue investigations relating to violent crimes, human smuggling, gang/organized crime activity, sexual-related offenses, narcotics smuggling and money laundering; and increased resources and support in more remote geographical locations."

This is U.S. LAW, in effect for 13 years for a good reason.

Dee said...

Jools,
The 1st time I remember the use of that name was in St. Elmo's Fire, Demi Moore's character. Are you the type? Hence your name?

The documentation of a Bill vs the realization of action used in reference to the bill are two different things.

In Maricopa county, the realization of this bill is Sheriff Arpaipo and his masked henchmen RACIAL PROFILING ALL HISPANICs in Maricopa County. Latinos are living in FEAR of these masked henchmen! This is unacceptable! Any aspect of Racial Profiling is unacceptable!! Now and Forever!!

ultima said...

I generally agree with the Heritage Foundation except in a few details. My modifications are shown here.

ultima said...

"Masked" Really?? Provide photo or story.

Dee said...

Ultima,

Here you go. Scroll down on link:

Arpaio Masked Henchmen

I Travel for JOOLS said...

I don't know anything about that movie, Dee. It's just a name I use because vintage jewelry is my hobby.

As for the sheriff, I don't know much about him but he is one man. If he's wrong, he should be removed from his position, but apparently he hasn't been. It is used all over the country and officers are specially trained on avoiding racial profiling.

The federal government does not have enough agents to do all this themselves. It's simply impossible.

Anonymous said...

Arpaio has been voted into office more than once. Why don't the people he is racial profiling ban together and vote him out of office? Is it possible those people are illegal and can't vote?

I Travel for JOOLS said...

Out of curiosity I looked up St. Elmo's Fire on the net and see Demi Moore's character described as a compulsive liar addicted to cocaine.

Thanks a lot, Dee. I post a direct quote without any malice or obscenity of any kind and the first thing out of your mouth is to attack my "character" rather than focus on the topic.

Vicente Duque said...

Dee :

We are now in this instant at the Obama "Inauguration" ... This is like December 31 at 12 PM.

I wish you Good Luck in your purposes during this New Administration. This is like a "Happy New Year", "Happy New Administration", and yes, continue writing your letters.

Because I pray for your success in your Political Undertakings.

Inauguration comes from latin Augur and the verb Augurare. To watch the flight of birds to see the Will of the Gods.

Since my site is PROPHESIZING.COM I have watched the flight of birds, the blue sky over Washington, the thunder and lightning, the liver of the victims and the hens of the capitol eating with appetite.

I wish beautiful things for Mr Obama, the USA and the World.

More Auguria, Auspicia and Divinitation here :

Prophesizing.com

Vicente Duque

Anonymous said...

"My fellow citizens"

Barack's opening line. Notice he said "citizens".

Dee said...

Don't worry. They will.
Probably sooner than you think.

Anonymous said...
Arpaio has been voted into office more than once. Why don't the people he is racial profiling ban together and vote him out of office?

Dee said...

Jools,
The character description you read about Jules was wrong.
I loved that movie. I love Demi Moore. This was one of Demi's 1st/best movies. Jules emotions were carried on her sleeve. Underneath, she has a heart of gold.
Read what wiki said:
Julianna "Jules" Van Patten (Demi Moore) - The "party girl" of the group, with an extravagant and wild lifestyle. Jules used to be Leslie Hunter's roommate and is still her best friend. She has a very fancy, highly decorated apartment and works in banking. She loves a good time, but she's also looking for the love she struggled to find growing up; her father is emotionally distant and he's had many wives. She's also feeling a lot of pressures to take care of a family financial issue (her "stepmonster" as she calls her, who was cruel to her as a child, is terminally ill) and to handle her own finances after a crisis happens in her life.


I Travel for JOOLS said...
Out of curiosity I looked up St. Elmo's Fire on the net and see Demi Moore's character described as a compulsive liar addicted to cocaine.

Dee said...

Vicente,
Thank you! and I wish you the best as well!
I was just about to post a new blog about Inauguration Day and you have just given me an inspiration! Thank you!

Vicente Duque said...
Dee :

We are now in this instant at the Obama "Inauguration" ... This is like December 31 at 12 PM.

I wish you Good Luck in your purposes during this New Administration. This is like a "Happy New Year", "Happy New Administration", and yes, continue writing your letters.

Anonymous said...

dee said
"Don't worry. They will.
Probably sooner than you think."

Anonymous said...
Arpaio has been voted into office more than once. Why don't the people he is racial profiling ban together and vote him out of office?

So dee, you admit the people you say are being profiled are not citizens. So lets stand behind Arpaio as he does his job!!!!

Dee said...

Anon,
As always, YOU make up your own stories.

I said the people of Arizona are going to vote him out of office or call for his recall sooner than you think!

He is guilty, guilty, guilty of Racial Profiling!!! As any Latino from Maricopa county will attest!!


Anonymous said...
dee said
"Don't worry. They will.
Probably sooner than you think."

Anonymous said...
Arpaio has been voted into office more than once. Why don't the people he is racial profiling ban together and vote him out of office?

So dee, you admit the people you say are being profiled are not citizens. So lets stand behind Arpaio as he does his job!!!!

Anonymous said...

"As any LATINO will attest." No bias there, right!

Dee said...

The videos speak for themselves!

All will come to the forefront SOON ENOUGH!!

Thank you Brave Mayors of Phoenix, Mesa and surrounding areas!!!

Janet Napolitano is ON YOUR SIDES!!

ultima said...

Maybe Joe is losing it but there are occasions with the increasing violence at the border when the identity of law enforcement should be obscured so their families do not get murdered in their sleep. There also seems to be a mixed message there. Who is it that is supposed to solve the crimes CSI or the sheriff.

Dee said...

Perhaps if Arpaio focused on criminals then we would see a reduction in real crime in Maricopa county. His posse wears masks to scare and intimidate Latinos and to hide their MM identities. Even the Goldwater Institute has chastised Arpaio for not going after criminals.

Why doesn't he send his masked goons to go fight the drug cartels that our working with US cartels to bring drugs into our country? Or the US Cartels that are sending in over 2000 weapons a day illegally back into Mexico? You know, the REAL Criminals! They are too busy pulling over Latino grannies and scaring them instead of doing as the local PDs and Mayors and the Goldwater Institute are requesting.


ultima said...
Maybe Joe is losing it but there are occasions with the increasing violence at the border when the identity of law enforcement should be obscured so their families do not get murdered in their sleep. There also seems to be a mixed message there. Who is it that is supposed to solve the crimes CSI or the sheriff.

Anonymous said...

So Sheriff Joe isn't going after criminals?

http://www.mcso.org/index.php?a=GetModule&mn=Mugshot&iscotw=1

Dee said...

You missed this line from the website.

PRE-TRIAL INMATES ARE INNOCENT UNTIL PROVEN GUILTY!

The heinous arpaio will reap what he sows, times 10!!

Anonymous said...

You missed this line from the website.

PRE-TRIAL INMATES ARE INNOCENT UNTIL PROVEN GUILTY!

The heinous arpaio will reap what he sows, times 10!!


Does anybody else see the IRONY/HYPOCRISY in the above post?

January 23, 2009 5:04 PM

Anonymous said...

I never said that those pictured on Arapaio's website were guilty without a trial anyway. I was merely pointing out that he IS going after suspected criminals and not just chasing maids and gardeners as Dee likes to imply. Notice that there were individuals arrested that were non-hispanic also. You know how Dee likes to claim that he only goes after people with brown skin, lol.

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