Saturday, December 31, 2011

Immigration Talk's TOP STORIES of 2011

Several stories have dominated the "Immigration Talk with a Mexican American" blog in 2011. Throughout the year, we've been reporting the abuses by the various state governments as they've been passing ANTI Latino, Racial Profiling laws. As has been occurring over the last few years, Arizona and Sheriff Arpaio have stood out as the most abusive state and the most abusive sheriff in the Country.

As I reviewed the 2011 articles, the Top 5 Stories include:
1. DOJ finally brings charges against Sheriff Joe Arpaio
2. Minuteman Shawna Forde and cohorts finally convicted of murdering Brisenia Flores and her dad.
3. Luis Ramirez' murderers sentenced.
4. Republican Tea Party governors out themselves by pushing their Koch Brothers agendas.
5. Russell Pearce gets Kicked Out

Three themes top the list:
1. WE ARE FINALLY BEING HEARD! Those that have abused, targetted Latinos are finally facing justice.
2. Those that hate Latinos, Immigrants and our President are getting desperate. They are desperate to overthrow our President Obama. They are desperate to find a GOP candidate that supports their views.
3. It is becoming abundantly obvious to the general public that the TeaParty Republicans are extremists and do NOT support the views of the majority of American People. They are pushing the agenda of their Rich contributors (Koch Brothers): Mass Deport ALL Latino Immigrants, End Social Security, End Medicare, End Unemployment benefits, End public schools, End Unions, End Minimum Wage, End Unemployment, End Regulations, End Women's Rights. End Gay Rights. End Global Warming efforts. Promote Guns.
Now, it seems as if the Extremist Right Wing Teapartiers are drawing a line in the sand. They are saying, "My way or the highway!"

My biggest fear is that somehow they will select a candidate that supports their agenda and will somehow fool the American Public into voting for him.

I know and realize that with their 527 groups (who have NO Accountability for their actions) will push negative ads at the American Public 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. This will especially be the case as the election draws nearer. These ads are sure to brainwash countless Americans. Additionally, the Republican Tea Pary governors have made it their mission to pass Jim Crow type laws to SUPPRESS the young, the poor and minorities from voting. While they allow a Gun License as proof of identity to vote, they do not allow a student ID or Medicare card.

2012 will be a World Changing year. IF a Republican is elected and pushes through Republican Laws as they've promoted through the Republican debates, all of us, WE THE PEOPLE, should be very afraid. They will change the world as we know it, and NOT for the better.

We need to rally and support our President until he is re-elected.
May God Bless America!
May God Bless OUR Presidend Barack Obama.

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

RACIST Arizona Judge Says Factual Mexican-American Studies Program Violates State Law

Arizona is the most racist state in the country. All evil state laws start there. Their state is rampant with evil, racist politicians and judges.

Yesterday, a racist Arizona administrative law judge, Lewis Kowal, has sided with the right wing extremist Tucson school chief John Huppenthal saying the district's very factual Mexican American Studies program runs afoul of the state law. The law in question was passed in May of 2010 amid controversy over Arizona's racial profiling bill sb1070. Another racist Arizona bill, hb2281, specifically targetted Latino studies programs taught by the high schools in the Tucson Unified School District. Now, Tuesday's ruling puts the Mexican American Studies program in jeopardy.

Latinos, one thing we must ALL note: the racsist Judge's ruling is MERELY a recommendation. HOWEVER, his recommendation is to the racist superintendent of schools, Arizona's John Huppenthal. Huppenthal was against the program to begin with. Now it's up to the racist Huppenthal to decide whether the programs should continue. If he stops them, NO MORE TRUTH will be taught. No more teachings about Cesar Chavez or Dolores Huerta. No more teachings about the history of Latinos in America. No more teachings about our roots. No more teachings about the hundreds of years of abuses that occurred. This is like denying Slavery existed or that the Holocaust occurrred. Expect all of American History to be whitewashed.

We must all remember the words of the famed poet, George Santayana, "Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it."

Tuesday, December 27, 2011



LATINOS! STAND UP AND PROTEST! This Video Proves Arpaio's Goons MURDERED Latino Military Veteran who was a Legal Citizen!


I am appalled! I just saw the video of Arpaio's goons murdering Latino Military veteran Marty Atencio. Yes he was arrested, but he walked into the room peacefully and he was surrounded by 10 goons. Marty was standing against a wall, arms folded when the goon surrounded him, some with tasers. They tasered him 9 TIMES, ONE TIME for 10 minutes. After he stopped breathing, they dragged him, like a dog, into a room, left to die, like an animal. It was only after he had gone 15 miutes, not breathing, that they called an ambulance. No one tried to revive him or give him CPR. THEY MURDERED HIM, LEFT HIM FOR DEAD! THOSE DEADLY, RACIST MURDERERS! WATCH THE VIDEO AND SEE FOR YOURSELF! HE NEVER FOUGHT THEM! THEIR EXCUSES ARE RACIST LIES!!

Hero, the military Hero, is DEAD! A RACIST MURDER by Goons Sanctioned by the racist madman Arpaio! Oh the audacity! Oh the Terror! If Arpaio and his goons are allowed to continue to wreck havoc and terror amongst ALL the Latinos in Maricopa County, how many more deaths will we see? How many deaths are unknown? Arpaio allowed his volunteer goons to wear ski masks as they terrorized little Latino towns like Guadalupe! For years, he allowed thousands of crimes against little Latino girls to go uninvestigated! Oh the lack of humanity! Are we in America? What kind of racist animals are Arpaio and his volunteer goons!

Please President Obama and please Attorney General Holder, PLEASE hold Arpaio and his masked volunteer goons to be responsible for all of their crimes!

Monday, December 26, 2011

The First Christmas, Baby Jesus -- an "Illegal Immigrant"

In order to be in compliance with the census, Mary and Joseph traveled, as immigrants, to Bethlehem. It was not their home land. As immigrants, there was no place for them to stay. They tried to stay at an inn, but there was no room for them. Mary was pregnant, ready to deliver baby Jesus. The only place they could go that was dry and quiet was a stable. As the prophecies foretold, the promised Savior was born in another country. “But you, Bethlehem, in the land of Judah, are by no means least among the rulers of Judah; for out of you will come a ruler who will shepherd my people Israel.” [Matthew 2:6] Jesus - an anchor baby -- born in Bethlehem in order to claim the rights and privileges of being the son of David. Jesus, a Jewish child, dark haired with brown skin.

Shortly after Jesus' birth, King Herod ordered the killing of the innocent, all children under the age of two. So Jesus and his parents become fugitives -- illegal immigrants -- criminals under the law of the land. They flee once again, this time to Egypt. Jesus is now an illegal immigrant with a criminal record. The crime is sedition, being born a King when there was already a king in the land. The intent of overthrowing a kingdom is a felony.

When Herod is dead, Jesus’ parents return to their own country, not to Bethlehem where Jesus is a legal citizen, but to Nazareth, where Jesus grows up as an illegal alien where he takes the job of carpenter away from other Nazarenes. Jesus did all this. These are the same actions those of the extremist right wing call "illeegals."

If Jesus were born today in Arizona, Arpaio and his masked goons would arrest Mother Mary and Joseph and place them in pink underwear in vermin and disease infested tent city. They would be forced to eat green bologna or starve to death. Mother Mary would be placed in shackles and chained to her hospital bed as she gave birth.

Jesus would be an anchor baby because the teaparty has not yet been successful in changing the 14th amendment -- the bill that would stop him from becoming a citizen. Joseph and Mary are sent to a detainment facility to await ICE decision to deport them. Jesus, as an American citizen, would be sent to an orphanage. Or if the story unfolded a bit closer to the Biblical text, Joseph would have a dream to flee back into the desert and cross back into Mexico with Mary and newborn Jesus. The trek across the Arizona desert is as treacherous and dangerous as the trek from Bethlehem to Egypt. They would have faced starvation, dehydration, and possible death only to find a wall blocking their way.

This week, the week Baby Jesus was born, we must remember the message Baby Jesus brought to the world. His message is clearly defined in the Prayer of St. Francis:

Make me an instrument of your peace.
Where there is hatred, let me sow love.
Where there is injury, pardon.
Where there is doubt, faith.
Where there is despair, hope.
Where there is darkness, light.
Where there is sadness, joy.

O Divine Master,
Grant that I may not so much seek to be consoled, as to console;
to be understood, as to understand;
to be loved, as to love.
For it is in giving that we receive.
It is in pardoning that we are pardoned,
and it is in dying that we are born to Eternal Life.

This is the message Baby Jesus brought to the World!

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Merry Christmas - Feliz Navidad!

Arpaio Admits Guilt by Destroying Records! He's Going Down! Feds have him on the ropes!

HP Reports: PHOENIX -- A judge overseeing a lawsuit of racial profiling in Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio's immigration patrols issued punishments against the agency on Friday for its acknowledged destruction of records in the case. The punishments issued by U.S. District Judge Murray Snow came in the form of "adverse inferences" against Arpaio's office that the judge may consider when deciding the case's facts.

The judge, for instance, may assume that among the destroyed documents were citizen complaints - some of which were racially charged and didn't allege actual criminal activity - that requested immigration patrols in spots where the sheriff's office later conducted patrols. Tim Casey, one of Arpaio's lawyers, said he expected the ruling. "I thought that the judge, given the facts, was very fair in his evaluation," he said.

Note from Me to the Judge: All you have to do is look at these pictures of Arpaio and his masked volunteer goons to prove the case against him!

The judge had found grounds in February 2010 to sanction the sheriff's office for throwing away or shredding some records of traffic stops made during Arpaio's immigration patrols, but held off on actually imposing the punishment until Friday.
(Citizen) Latinos who filed the lawsuit have said Arpaio's officers based traffic stops on the race of Hispanics in vehicles, had no probable cause to pull them over and made the stops so they (masked goons) could inquire about their immigration status. Arpaio has denied the racial profiling allegations, saying people pulled over in the patrols were approached because deputies had probable cause to believe they had committed crimes and that it was only afterward that deputies found many of them were undocumented immigrants.

During the patrols Arpaio calls "suppression sweeps," masked volunteer deputies flood an area of a city - in heavily Latino neighborhoods - over several days to seek out traffic violators and arrest other offenders. Undocumented immigrants accounted for only 57 percent of the 1,500 people arrested in the 20 sweeps conducted by his office since January 2008 - while Latinos taken into custody and made to PROVE their Citenship (drivers licenses were NOT allowed) accounted for up to 100% of those arrested!

Under other sanctions issued Friday, Snow said records suggested officers didn't follow a zero-tolerance policy requiring them to stop all traffic offenders and that the documents would have included a higher number of LATINOS arrested than records documenting ordinary patrol activity.

Some sheriff's officials have acknowledged deleting their emails about the patrols and throwing away and shredding officers' records of traffic stops made during the sweeps. The sheriff's office LIED and "said" the destruction (of the documents PROVING racial profiling) was an honest error that sprung from a top official not telling others in his office to preserve the documents.

The office ADMITTED the traffic-stop records (EVIDENCE) were thrown away after supervisors tabulated statistics from them and that thousands of other documents have been handed over. Those records completed during the sweeps contained the number of contacts with the public, criminal arrests and civil citations, and provided a short narrative section where officers can briefly summarize arrests or other incidents.

Some sweeps-related emails that were thought to have been deleted by the sheriff's office turned out to have been saved by the county when it was discovered that the county had backed up emails by the sheriff's office as part of a routine document-preservation step in an unrelated lawsuit. (THIS IS WHERE THE FEDS HAVE ARPAIO AND HIS ASKED GOONS! THEY HAVE BACK UP COPIES OF THE DELETED EMAILS PROVING THEIR RACIAL PROFILING!!) ARPAIO IS GOING DOWN!!

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Fatso TeaParty Republican Sensenbrenner says Michele Obama has a Big Butt!

File this under TeaParty Republican "Strange and Ridiculous."

Tubby Wisconsin Republican and ANTI Latino Advocate Jim Sensenbrenner (a big fat slob) has the audacity to say our First Lady has a Big Butt! OMG! Has he looked in the mirror lately? The teaparty republicans have such disrespect for Our First Family and for the American People!

They choose to continue to pander to the Rich and give them Big Tax Breaks! These Tea Party Republicans are despicable!
I feel very sorry for this tubby's wife!

If he can say such cruel things about a woman who is so physically fit, what could he be saying about his overweight wife? Or is he choosing to make these remarks only to women of color?

Here is what he said:
"Sensenbrenner was recently overheard talking on his cellphone in an airport lounge recounting a recent incident. Apparently, he was at some church function and a citizen came up to him with kind words for Michelle Obama's recent publicity campaign to encourage healthful eating choices. Sensenbrenner apparently said on the telephone that his response was "She lectures us on eating right while she has a large posterior herself."

I recommed teaparty republican and anti latino advocate sensenbrenner LOOK IN THE MIRROR before he starts criticizng!!

More on the racist sensenbrenner:
Sensenbrenner was the main sponsor of H.R. 4437, a bill passed by the House in 2005 that would provide additional criminal penalties for aiding and abetting illegal immigration to the United States.

On September 8, 2005, Sensenbrenner voted against a bill to provide $50 billion in emergency aid to victims of Hurricane Katrina. The bill passed and was signed into law by President George W. Bush.

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Arpaio's Goons MURDER another Latino! Veteran Mary Atencio MURDERED by Arpaio's Masked Volunteers!

American Citizen and AMERICAN HERO Veteran Marty Atencio is DEAD! And Arpaio and his masked goons are accountable! If you are Latino and arrested in Maricopa County, for any minor infraction, you CANNOT be arrested in Maricopa County. You must FEAR FOR YOUR LIFE!

A young veteran can attest to this. Marty Atencio, a Gulf War Veteran and disabled due to his service is now DEAD, thanks to racist Arpaio and his volunteer goons who he allows to wear ski masks.

Arpaio's goons tasered the hero veteran Atencio. Then they left him in a cell to DIE! This isn't something they would do to a White Veteran. These are despicable services reserved for the Latino.

Veteran Atencio is DEAD! DEAD!

There is only one person to blame for this travesty of justice! The heinous and despicable Joe Arpaio who supports his masked goons in arresting, abusing and murdering young Latinos (and veterans) like Marty Atencio! Arpaio should be ARRESTED and IMPRISONED for his RACIST CRIMES!

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Latino Man is BEAT DOWN by Arpaio's Goons!

A Latino man, Ernest Atencio - 44 (an American Citizen) being booked into a Maricopa County jail early Friday remains in critical condition today. Unfortunately for Atencio, Phoenix police brought Atencio in for booking at 3 a.m. on Friday. During the booking process, Maricopa County sheriff's officials (masked goons) SAID Ernest was "abusive" and "combative", which "forced them" to use "defensive efforts" to beat him into a coma.

On the heels of a report by the U.S. Department of Justice condemning the MCSO for engaging in "discriminatory policing" and blasting its treatment of Latinos in and out of its jails, this report of this "Beat Down" of a Latino Citizen by Arpaio's Masked Goons offers more proof of the DOJ report's findings.

Thursday, December 15, 2011

BREAKING NEWS: Feds CHARGE Arpaio with Civil Rights Violations and Racial Profiling Against Latinos!

The Department of Justice (DOJ) released the results of a three-year investigation of Sheriff Joe Arpaio and his Masked Goon Squad. They concluded what we've been telling you all along. Arpyao and his deputies are the ones who've been breaking law.

According to the DOJ's investigation, Arpaio and his Goons routinely discriminate against Latinos and retaliate against anyone they view as their enemy. This is in violation of both the Constitution and the Civil Rights Act.

Thomas Perez, assistant Attorney General for the DOJ's Civil Rights Division, says the investigation uncovered rampant widespread racial profiling. "Our experts found that Latino drivers were four to nine times more likely to be stopped than similarly situated non-Latino drivers." Perez added Latinos were often stopped without cause. "This case involved the most egregious racial profiling in the United States that he had ever personally observed in the course of his work."

Federal investigators made two more critical findings regarding the Maricopa County sheriff's office.
1. An illegal pattern of retaliation that comes straight from the top of the department. "People opposed to the department's policies were frequently arrested and jailed for no reason or forced to defend against specious civil complaints or other baseless charges." Those retaliated against include local government officials, attorneys who raised the specter of discrimination by the sheriff and even some reporters in the community.

2. Arpayaso's Detention officers (goons) rampantly and maliciously punish Latino inmates, particulary those with accents, for failing to immediately respond to commands in English. The goons REFUSE to accept grievance complaints written in Spanish and they routinely FORCE Latino inmates to sign English-language forms that could waive their constitutional rights without offering translation help.

In the sheriff's jail, for example, detention officers invoked offensive slurs and profanities against Latinos, calling them "wetbacks," "Mexican bitches," and "stupid Mexicans," the Justice Department letter said. "Sheriff Arpaio's own actions have helped nurture MCSO's culture of bias," said the letter, written to the Maricopa County attorney. For example, the sheriff apparently endorsed one constituent's letter asking for a "round-up" at one Phoenix street corner of "dark-skin(ned)" people: Arpaio told a member of his command staff in a note to "(h)ave someone handle this," the Justice Department said.

Additionally, during today's press conference, the DOJ reported: "We are also reviewing allegations that MCSO has failed to investigate a large number of sex crimes." The sheriff's office has acknowledged to federal authorities that 432 cases of sexual assault and child molestation were not properly investigated over a three-year period ending in 2007, and many of the victims apparently were Latinos, the Justice Department said.

The DOJ said: "In short, MCSO is broken in a number of critical respects. The problems are deeply rooted in (Maricopa County Sheriff's Office) culture, and are compounded by (its) penchant for retaliation against individuals who speak out," The DOJ authorities are also looking at allegations of excessive force and a deliberate failure to provide law enforcement services in Latino communities.


But Arpaio is hardly the victim of a conspiracy. The Justice Department's scathing report makes that clear. An expert hired by the department said this case involves "the most egregious racial profiling in the United States" that he has ever seen in the course of his work, according to the report. On Arpaio's watch, deputies went unchecked. One officer used his patrol car to intentionally hit and drag a Latino man and then instructed other deputies to "leave him there," investigators said. A Latino motorist was incarcerated for 13 days for failing to use his turn signal.

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Racist TeaParty Republicans DENY the Nomination of Exemplary Hispanic Candidate Mari Carmen Aponte! HINO Marco Rubio Sides with Racist Republicans!

The despicable, Racist TeaParty Republicans in Congress voted DOWN Latino Candidate Mari Carmen Aponte as ambassador to El Salvador and HINO (Hispanic in Name Only) Marco Rubio sided with the racist TeaParty Republicans and voted AGAINST the exemplary Latino candidate Mari Carmen Aponte.

Then, AFTER THE VOTE, the Cowardly HINO Rubio abruptly canceled a meeting with a high-level State Department official on Tuesday, AFTER learning that Democrats had rightfully described HINO Rubio's vote Monday as an insult to the Puerto Ricans HINO Rubio represents in Florida.

The White House lashed out at Republicans, including HINO Rubio, for blocking the vote, calling their move Monday night one that played “politics with America's national interests” when they voted against the very highly regarded Mari Carmen Aponte, who has been serving on an interim basis as ambassador to El Salvador.

“Once again, one of the victims of this political agenda here in Washington, D.C., is someone who is very qualified and happens to be a stellar member of the Latino community,” said Rep. Xavier Becerra, D-Calif., in a call put together by the Democratic National Committee. “Most of us are not only disappointed but angered to see politics played at the expense of someone who is so capable.”


Monday, December 12, 2011

To Racial Profile or NOT to Racial Profile: Arizona's Racial Profiling Law to be Reviewed by Republican Controlled Supreme Court!


The Republican Controlled Supreme Court took another step into the political fray this morning when it agreed to determine the fate of several key provisions in Arizona's controversial racial profiling bill - SB 1070. The case, Arizona v. United States, tests states' abilities to pass their own racial profiling type immigration measures. Immigration Laws are areas of the law typically reserved for the Federal government. This ensures these type of laws which have significant impact on minorities, are not swayed by corrupt and bias local governments.

Debates over the Extremist Conservative issues (eg: Immigration, Healthcare, Ending Regulation, Ending Social Security/Medicare, Ending Unemployment Benefits, Ending Child Worker Laws/Ending Minimum Wage, Ending Civil Rights Laws, Ending Women's Rights Laws, Ending Unions -- all in all, Republicans WAR Against the Middle Class) have dominated the Republican primary contest and will surely play an outsized role once the Republican nominee squares off against President Obama. The justices' decision to rule this term on the constitutionality of both SB 1070 and the Affordable Care Act will place the Court at the storm center of American politics.

The United States is hoping to preserve its victories over Arizona in the lower courts, which blocked four sections of the law from coming into effect. Two of the blocked sections would make it a crime under state law for an undocumented immigrant to be present in the state, fail to register with the federal government and attempt to obtain work or to hold a job without governmental authorization. Another section requires state and local police officers to check the immigration status of anyone who has been arrested, stopped or detained that the police reasonably suspect to be in the country illegally. The fourth provision at issue allows for the warrantless arrests of individuals that police officers have probable cause (RACIAL PROFILING) to believe have committed deportable offenses.

The 9th Circuit held that each of these provisions improperly invaded the U.S. government's comprehensive immigration regulation authority under federal law. Yet Republican Tea Party Arizona argues that these racial profiling provisions supplement, rather than step on, those federal laws. In its petition to the justices, Republican Tea Party Arizona characterizes SB 1070 as directing "state law-enforcement officers to cooperate and communicate with federal officials regarding the enforcement of federal immigration law." The Court's ruling in this case will likely impact similar immigration laws passed by Alabama, Georgia, South Carolina, Indiana and Utah.

To the detriment of all fair minded people in America, Justice Elena Kagan selflessly recused herself from the case because of her involvement as Solicitor General when the United States decided to bring suit against Arizona in 2010. Justice Kagan's absence raises the sad possibility of a 4-4 deadlock among the justices, which would uphold the 9th Circuit's decision for the United States (whew). If past is prologue, however, Kagan's recusal may not make a difference.

Last term, Kagan recused herself from another immigration case coming out of Arizona that many viewed as a trial balloon for SB 1070's legality. In a 5-3 decision, Justice Anthony Kennedy gave his crucial vote to the Court's conservative wing. Kennedy wrote a majority opinion that allowed Arizona to revoke the business licenses of employers that knowingly hired undocumented immigrants, and also allowed the state to require businesses to check their employees' immigration status on the federal government's electronic verification system. The three dissenters believed that federal immigration laws pre-empted Arizona's efforts.

For both Arizona v. United States and the review of the Affordable Care Act, the Court will hear oral arguments in March or April, and hand down decisions by the end of June -- just in time to insert itself as a political football for the general election.

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Michele Bachmann: Undocumented 'Can Be' Dragged On Buses Before Their Crying Children

HP Reports: Michele Bachmann: Undocumented 'Can Be' Dragged On Buses Before Their Crying Children
Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) has no problem "dragging undocumented immigrants onto buses" in front of their crying children. "It can be done," she told Bill O'Reilly on Fox News' "The O'Reilly Factor. Bachmann doesn't appear concerned that families are being torn apart with devastating consequences to U.S.-citizen children.

Amid a record number of detentions and deportations by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement detentions, more than 5,000 children are in foster care around the country, according to a study, "Shattered Families," by the Applied Research Center. O'Reilly told the GOP presidential hopeful: "Look, if you pick up some guy in a car, and he's an illegal alien -- he's got three kids at home -- what are you gonna do, throw him and his kids on a bus the next day? Is that what you're gonna do? Can you imagine that?"

Bachmann, reinforcing her hard-line stance on the issue, replied: "Well Bill, what we have to do is end the practice of anchor babies in the United States" because that's when "illegal aliens come in." O'Reilly said, "I'm not justifying it. I'm just saying on a human basis, I don't think that -- theory is one thing. Dragging people out, putting them on a bus with their children's crying can be quite something else."

Bachmann said matter-of-factly: "It can be done. That's the thing, it can be done."

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Tea Partier Surprised That Louie C.K. is Mexican American! Latino Americans Are Everywhere!

Latino Americans Are Everywhere! Some (Teapartiers) are surprised when they have fair skin and blue eyes. But stand-up comic Louis C.K. (ginger hair and all) is Mexican-American. Louis C.K. was born in Washington D.C. to a Mexican father. The family moved to Mexico City, where he lived until the age of seven. His first language is Spanish, and he retains his Mexican citizenship (dual), according to Best Of Comedy Online. So, C.K. is actually Latino and has a Mexican passport.

On his last visit to The Tonight Show With Conan O'Brien, the comedian poked fun of the racism surrounding immigration, referring to a comment a Tea Party woman once made against Mexicans. The woman was left speechless after she found out C.K. was Mexican. He talked about when he first came to the U.S. as "a young Mexican boy" and thought, "America es muy bonito!" ("America is very pretty!"), as he put it a child's voice.


Monday, December 5, 2011

Newt Gingrich Does NOT Believe in the American Dream! He Believes ALL Minorities are DOOMED to be Janitors OR Pimps & Hoes!

The Root reports: ABC News' Jake Tapper talked to GOP presidential hopeful Newt Gingrich about topics including a defense of his charge that child-labor laws are stupid because poor children need to "learn how to go to work." We're pretty sure he wasn't kidding. Check out his idea in these highlights of the exchange:

“Look,” Gingrich said, “at a time when you have up to 43% black teenage unemployment, you have entire communities that are devastated, you have neighborhoods where nobody has worked and nobody has any habit of work ... "

“Young children who are poor ought to learn how to go to work,” he continued. “What I’ve said is, for example, it would be great if inner city schools and poor neighborhood schools actually hired the children to do things. Some of the things they could do is work in the library, work in the front office. Some of them frankly, could be janitorial ... "

"[W]hat if they cleaned out the bathrooms and what if they mopped the floors? What if in the summer they repainted the school? What if in that process they were actually learning to work, learning to earn money, they had money on their own, they didn’t have to become a pimp or a prostitute or a drug dealer, they had money on their own?

“Now that’s not a casual comment,” Gingrich said. “It actually grows out of a lot of thinking over many years of trying to figure out who do we break out people trapped in poverty who have no habits of work."

"I am sure for [President Obama] it [whether he has done enough for the black community] has to almost involve cognitive dissonance because how can he look in -- how can he say, ‘This is the community I have done so little for?’ “I think as Americans, forget the president for a moment, Americans if you truly believe you are endowed by our Creator with the right to pursue happiness, one of my major goals, is to apply that to the poorest neighborhoods in America in very very different ways and try to break out of what we have trapped people into for the last forty years.”

Hmmm, so after "a lot of years" of thinking about how to harness the potential of inner-city kids, Gingrich's most innovative and inspired idea involves cleaning bathrooms, and he thinks he understands better than Obama what "our Creator" would like to see for the African-American community?

Also, we're confused -- why are black and poor kids the only ones who need to do manual labor, while their wealthier peers get ahead academically? Sounds like a great recipe for perpetuating inequality instead of changing the structures that cause it. If Gingrich keeps it up with this type of policy brainstorming, he might be just the person to reignite passionate black support for the president's re-election.

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Right Wing Nativist Barbara Coe Ridicules Suicide of Undocumented High School Student Despondent Over His Legal Status

Guest Voz - Gustavo Arellano, OC Weekly: Barbara Coe is, if nothing else, at least true to the false friend of her name: barbaric. We have written many blog posts over the years tracking her vicious words, whether wishing death on President Barack Obama, ridiculing gays and Mexis (and gay Mexis!) and many, many more.

Yet the head witch of the California Coalition for Immigration Reform outdid herself this week with her treatment of the suicide of Joaquin Luna.

Good people in this country were shocked that Luna--an 18-year-old high school student from Texas--committed suicide recently andd left behind a note stating the reason: because he faced next-to-no future as an undocumented youth in country that refuses to accept such Americans as, well, Americans.

For Coe, however, it was just another "sicko yellow-belly coward illegal alien 'sob story,'" as she put it in a Tuesday email to her minions. "We wonder how law-abiding American citizen kids feel when they are denied ANY taxpayer funds for their college education while illegal alien lawbreakers are awarded their American parents' tax dollars??? [Gustavo note: as usual, all italics, CAPS, space errors, underlined words and other grammatical Easter eggs in the original] This is just another PR stunt promoting an Illegal Alien AMNESTY...if this illegal alien kid was so mentally deranged he could not not live without American taxpayer 'freebees', so be it."

Way to get your devil wings there, Babs!

Thursday, December 1, 2011

House Approves Immigration Bill that Brings Latino Families Together!

SignonSanDiego reports: The House measure to expand the number of family visas for relatives of U.S. residents hoping to make the U.S. home is expected to benefit, among others, Mexicans, who often wait roughly 10 years for permission to live here. Under a measure approved by the House Tuesday, with a 389-15 vote, family-based visa limits rise from 7 percent per country to 15 percent per country, an adjustment that could slightly ease the backlog for naturalized citizens, particularly from Mexico and the Philippines, trying to bring relatives into the United States.

The majority of immigrants in the United States are admitted through family-based visas. Mexicans account for about 30 percent of the U.S. immigrant population – that includes Mexicans of all immigration status – and nearly all Mexicans who are granted U.S. permanent residency, known casually as having a "green card," are admitted into the country on family-based visas.

Almost 60 percent of Mexicans admitted into the United States were immediate relatives sponsored by U.S. citizens, about 35 percent were non-immediate relatives. Immediate relatives of a U.S. citizens include a spouse, unmarried children under 21 years of age, or the parent of someone who is at least 21. Visas for these categories typically are not subject to caps.

So-called family preference immigrant visas are subject to caps, and that can affect the length of time between the day a U.S. citizen or U.S. resident submits a petition for admission to the United States, and the day that person ultimately may get admitted. These visas are subject to caps, and are the ones that would change under the House bill, which next will go to the Senate for a vote.

These visas cover such relatives as sons and daughters, over the age of 21, of U.S. citizens; spouses and minor children of legal U.S. permanent residents; and brothers and sisters of U.S. citizens, among others. The legislation was hailed by people on different sides of the immigration debate as a rare example of bipartisan accord on immigration, an issue that largely has been avoided during the current session of Congress because of the political sensitivities involved.

The measure also would eliminate the current law that says employment-based visas to any one country can't exceed 7 percent of the total number of such visas given out. Instead, permanent residence visas or green cards would be handled on a first-come, first-served basis.

“This will significantly shorten the wait for the people in the family queues,” said Tamar Jacoby, president of ImmigrationWorks USA, a national federation of small business owners working for changes in immigration laws.

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

TeaParty Republican Sen. Cornyn Smashes Dream Act which Leads Latino Dream Student to Commit Suicide!

TeaParty Republican Sen. John Cornyn from Texas led the charge to defeat the Dream Act! This led a "straight A" Latino Dream Student to commit Suicide!

Before you read this story, please get out your handkerchiefs. This is a very sad story about a promising young Latino student whose life was shattered and ended early -- due to the hate-filled attacks led by Tea Party Republicans!

This is a true story about a young Latino Boy. His name was Joaquin Luna, aged 18, a straight A student. When Joaquin was six months old, he and his family, including his parents and five siblings, crossed the Texas/Mexico border without visas and travelled about 40 miles north to Mission, Texas, just on the US side of the border.

As a young student, Joaquin studied very hard. His parents taught him about the American Dream -- if he studied and worked hard enough, he could achieve the American Dream!

As Joaquin grew older, he heard all of the hate-filled rhetoric by the Republican Tea Partiers and he grew more and more concerned about not having a social security number. He became afraid that due to these Hate Mongers, he would never find a job. Joaquin talked about this often with his brothers and sisters, and often cried at night, realizing that even if he gained a good college education, he would never be able to find a decent job or be able to support a family of his own.

Joaquin followed the news and politics very closely. He read newspapers detailing all of the angry talk and hate filled rhetoric by the Republican Tea Party members and by Republican politicians like TX Senator John Cornyn who spewed his Hate Talk to defeat the Dream Act. He also read about the Hate Bills like sb1070 in Arizona and the Georgia and Alabama Hate Bills that passed harsh immigration laws that racially profiled ALL Latinos!

Joaquin's brother Carlos Mendoza said, "Joaquin became very sad. He said the people passing these laws had no heart! How could they leave so many kids without parents and destroy so many lives?"

Last year, when the Dream Act failed to pass the US senate, Joaquin's heart became saddened. Carlos said, "Joaquin got depressed real bad. Every one of us, we all get depressed. Some of us can handle it, some of us can't. Joaquin couldn't."

Last Friday, all of the Hate Filled rhetoric surrounding the Immigration debate became too much for young Joaquin. Early in the morning, Joaquin put on his best Sunday Suit, white shirt and black skinny tie, the same outfit he wore every Sunday without fail to the Pan de Vida church in downtown Mission, Texas. As his brother Carlos put it: "Joaquin dressed himself to go to God."

Then Joaquin went into the bathroom, into the shower, then shot himself.

Joaquin left behind a note that explained why he ended his young, promising life. Joaquin spoke of his desperation at the Hate Filled WALL blocking out his future and preventing him from attaining his Dreams.

A wall reserved for the undocumented Latino immigrants in America.

John Cornyn on the DREAM ACT

Sunday, November 27, 2011

United Nations Recognizes Mariachi Music!

Mexico City (CNN) -- The United Nations' cultural organization recognized mariachi music Sunday in a move that Mexican authorities hope will help preserve the well-known tradition.

The songs -- often played on festive occasions by groups of guitar, violin and trumpet performers wearing traditional clothes or wide-brimmed hats -- are sung throughout Mexico, and have become a key part of regional identity, officials said.

"The community and the family hand down musically their knowledge, history and the pleasure of singing to the nature surrounding them. They consider it their own," Mexican officials said in their application to the United Nations Organization for Education, Science and Culture (UNESCO), which added mariachi music to the organization's list of intangible cultural patrimony Sunday.

Putting mariachi on the list could increase awareness of the music, UNESCO said in a statement Sunday.

"Learning by ear is the main means of transmission of traditional Mariachi, and the skill is usually passed down from fathers to sons and through performance at festive, religious and civil events," the statement said.

Mexico's application notes that the music "has crossed borders and become a symbol of Mexico."

"Immigrants, descendants of Mexicans living abroad, as well as Latin Americans, have made the modern mariachi a symbol of community identity, because it is a bond linking them to their roots in spite of the distance," the application says.


I've lived a long time and I've never seen the world in the state of turmoil such as it is today. Now is the time that All Americans, ALL People of the World should be very vigilante.

Over the last several decades, the rich and powerful have succeeded in capturing enough political power to control the vast majority of economic capital in our country and in the world. They control 99% of the wealth. They want to continue to control this wealth. However, they can only do so if their programs continue, including tax breaks for the rich, ending health/environment regulations and outsourcing jobs to the lowest bidders. They know and understand that in order to fund their misdeeds, social programs have to be discontinued. Programs like Social Security and Medicare must end in order to pay for their programs.

The Rich/Powerful (e.g. Koch Brothers) have been wise. They already controlled Republican Conservatives. However, they realized, through the Bush years and after Bush, in 2008, allowed the economy to meltdown, the Public started getting wise to their dirty tricks. They had to stage a major coup to get the American Public on their side. They did it with the formation/funding of the Tea Party. With the help of Fox News, Glenn Beck and a few key Republican extremists, they formed/funded several Tea Party organizations and websites. Through grassroots campaigns, they somehow convinced White, Middle Aged, Rural Americans to champion their causes, including extending their tax cuts for the rich and cutting Social Security and Medicare. This was an amazing feat, considering most the of these Tea Partiers are (or know) someone on Social Security, Medicare or unemployment. The Rich/Powerful were able to manipulate their TeaParty members into supporting their causes primarily due to their hatred of our Black President.

However now, the rich and the powerful realize they have gone too far. They are seeing the American People and the People of the World AWAKEN! At long last, it is evident to the World that we are at a crossroads. We can either continue to go along this same path, the path of the past, the path that allows the rich elitists to control the world and stop this wonderful experiment we called America.

America! The land of Immigrants. The land of the Free! The Home of the Brave. Where ALL PEOPLE are created EQUAL and we ALL can Achieve the American Dream, regardless of race, color, creed, ethnicity, gender or sexual preference. A land where there is help for the helpless, hope for the hopeless and we care for our elderly and sick.

People in America and across the world have to make a choice. Will we continue down the road where the Rich and Powerful control the Economies of the World or will WE THE PEOPLE stand up to them and say NO?

The rich and the powerful realize their time of reaping and pillaging is almost over. They believe they have to put a stake in the ground and drawn a line in the sand if their power, their rule, is to continue. They need a Republican in power to carry out their Dirty Tricks. They will do it at ANY Cost!


We The People must be ever vigilant to their Dirty Deeds if we are to change our course and ensure that this Beautiful Experiment is to continue! AMERICA - the Land of Immigrants, the Land of the Free and the Home of the Brave, where ALL PEOPLE are Created Equal, and WE THE PEOPLE can Achieve the American Dream!

God Bless America!
God Bless Our President - Barack Obama!

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving 2011: The Search for the American Dream Continues!

Emma Lazarus (1883):
"Give me your tired, your poor,/Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free"

Martin Luther King (1963):
"I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed: "We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men/women of all colors are created equal."

Dee (2011):
"As all immigrants yearn for escape from strife, all in pursuit of a better life, not for themselves but for their children, much the same as the early pilgrims, May this Thanksgiving Day grant them release, as each of us Pray for a Land of Peace!"

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Racist Republican Tea Party Favorite Calls Our First Lady Michelle Obama "Uppity" (as in N Word)!

Republican Tea Party Favorite Rush Limbaugh calls our First Lady Michelle Obama Uppity (as in N Word)!
Uppity: "Acting Above Your Station"
Rush Limbaugh used this reference as the reason Nascar Fans Booed our 1st Lady! Is Racist Limbaugh saying Nascar Fans are racist too?
LA reports: Rush Limbaugh: NASCAR fans booed Michelle Obama for 'uppity-ism’
Rush Limbaugh condemns, criticizes and otherwise lambastes many things, as his radio listeners know. But Michelle Obama seems to have become a target for particularly personal attacks from the conservative radio talk-show host. First, he called out the first lady on her weight; now he says she’s guilty of "uppity-ism."

Cracking on Obama's waistline (and nicknaming her Moochelle) was offensive and personal enough. But "uppity-ism"? That phrase -- uttered on Fatso Limbaugh's Monday's edition of his show -- won't sit well with some Americans, particularly African Americans. Historically, "uppity" was considered a code word for blacks whom white people perceived as trying to rise above their station in life.

The use of the term follows the chorus of boos that the first lady and Jill Biden (wife of Vice President Joe Biden) received at a Sunday's Sprint Cup finale -- a NASCAR event -- in Florida. The pair were at the Homestead-Miami Speedway as part of their campaign to raise awareness about Joining Forces, an initiative to support military families.

Monday, November 21, 2011

Republican Tea Party Favorite and Dead Beat Dad Joe Walsh ATTACKS Veterans!

Republican Tea Party favorite Congressman Joe Walsh took aim at the Occupy Wall Street protesters, characterizing them as either "spoiled, pampered, unfocused, clueless young people" or a smattering of others who are "advocating anti-American solutions." When an audience member asked Walsh if the Veterans who were members of the Wall St. protestors were included in his attacks against the Wall Street Protestors. Walsh said, "Anyone (Veterans included) who would advocates socialist solutions to certain problems in this country, they don't understand this country."
This coming from a Dead Beat Dad who his ex-wife says REFUSES to Pay his Child Support!

TeaParty Republican Policemen Attack (with Pepper Spray) Peacefully Protesting Students

TeaParty Republican Policemen Attack (with Pepper Spray) Peacefully Protesting Students:
You may ask, "How do I know these Abusive Policemen were Republican?" It is obvious. Democrats would NOT attack these innocent students who were utilizing their Constitutional Rights to peacefully protest. Look at the Pictures! Look at the Video! Look at the ANGER in the RED Faced Policemen. Obviously they listen to Fox News Radio!

The abuse by police against these peacefully protesting students is NO JOKE and Nothing to Laugh About.

We are encountering troubling times in our Nation right now. We the People have a 1st Amendment right to protest. The Wall Street protesters are protesting the abuses committed by Wall Street!

There are so many senior citizens who have lost all of their life savings due to Wall Street abuses. I have witnessed this!
How many of us every day Americans have been victims of the Wall Street Predators who oversaw the abusive Lending Practices and the repackaging of mortgage shenanigans advocated by the Wall Street sharks? Yet, the Republicans call these Big Business charlatans "Job Creators" and are content with our government bailing them out, and they continue to advocate continue Tax Cuts for the Rich.

Out of the other side of their mouths, these TeaParty Republicans advocate Ending Social Security, ending Medicare, stopping Unemployment Benefits, Ending Unions and collective bargaining, ending Minimum Wage, ending Child Labor laws, ending Safety Regulations in all areas including Meat/Poultry inspections and they advocate ANTI Latino racial profiling in support of Mass Deportation of the 11M here.

I, for one, am not happy at the thought of losing My Social Security -- since I have worked over 40+ years -- my ENTIRE life, paying taxes and contributing to Social Security for all of these years.

Frankly, I don't understand how regular Americans -- so called Tea Partiers -- continue to support Rich Big Business and call our President a Socialist. Don't they use our interstate highways? Our bridges and our infrastructure? Don't they use Social Security and Medicare? When unemployed, don't they apply for unemployment? If they work, don't they feel happy about all of the Union accomplishments including: 40 hr workweek, minimum wage, child labor laws and OSHA safety standards?

We are encountering troubling times right now and we should all be very aware of the issues that are being discussed -- prior to the next election. This next election will be a Life Changer for all of us. At a minimum, we should all become informed of the issues and register to vote and then VOTE in 2012!

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Tea Party Republican Lamar Smith Threatens the DHS demanding they Release the Names of Latino Dreamers & Non Felonious Criminals!

Tea Party Republican Lamar Smith has AGAIN outed himself for being the RACIST he is! Racist Smith is threatening DHS's Janet Napolitano to release the names of Dreamers and Non Felonious Workers SAVED by President Obama's Morton Memo.

As I have frequently reported, President Obama has SPARED deportation of thousands of Dreamers and non Felonious criminals due to modification of deportation guidelines established by the Morton Memo on Prosecutorial Discretion, issued by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement in June, 2011.

Tea Party Repubican Racist Lamar Smith, is NOT HAPPY with the Morton Memo. Smith is threatening to enforce a subpoena for "criminal" immigrant information "to the fullest extent" of the law, after claiming the Obama administration "stonewalled" his request.

Since June, House Judiciary Committee Chairman Lamar Smith has been seeking a comprehensive list of names and other information for the thousands of Dreamers and non-felonious immigrants who are flagged, but not taken into custody or deported due to President Obama's "Morton Memo." Earlier this month, a subcommittee on Smith's panel subpoenaed the Department of Homeland Security for the information, claiming the DHS was "not acting in good faith." It was the first subpoena issued by Smith's committee since it came under GOP control.

On Friday (11/18/11), Racist Smith wrote a letter to Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano urging her to "immediately comply" with the subpoena. Smith's memo stated: "If you do not comply, the committee will be forced to seek enforcement of the subpoena to the fullest extent allowed by the law."

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

PROOF: Republican Governors Enacting LAWS to STOP Minorities, the Poor and the Elderly from Voting!

An Elderly Couple in Tennessee finds they CANNOT Register to Vote! All part of the NEW LAW enacted by Republican Governors to STOP Minorities, the Elderly and the Poor from Voting!!!
The Reports: WASHINGTON — Lee and Phyllis Campbell never thought a trip to the Murfreesboro driver's license testing center would take them all the way to Washington. But that's what happened Monday, when the couple testified before a panel of House Democrats on their experience with Tennessee's new voter ID law. A staffer on the House Judiciary Committee invited the Campbells to testify at the forum on new state voter laws after hearing about the ordeal Phyllis Campbell experienced while trying to get a photo ID at the Murfreesboro testing center in September.

"It was daunting," Lee Campbell, a retired guidance counselor at Smyrna High School, said at the end of the forum. Tennessee is one of six REPUBLICAN states that passed laws this year requiring a government-issued photo ID to vote.

Fourteen REPUBLICAN states have now enacted such laws, according to the National Conference of State Legislatures.

There's no charge for the IDs in Tennessee. But officials at the Murfreesboro testing station told the Campbells an ID for Phyllis would involve too much paperwork and they should pay at least $8 to renew her driver's license, Lee Campbell testified. He said that when he insisted they wanted the free ID, he had to speak to three different testing center employees before one finally got approval to renew Phyllis' driver's license with a photo, free of charge. The visit lasted 58 minutes, he said. The wait didn't bother the Campbells, and they could have afforded the $8 fee. But those factors could deter other people from seeking an ID, Lee Campbell said.

"The point was that the Tennessee legislature had emphasized that the photo was to be FREE," he told lawmakers. "Otherwise, in my opinion, the fees being charged could be considered a POLL tax. (REPUBLICAN DIRTY TRICKS TO STOP THE ELDERLY, THE POOR AND MINORITIES from VOTING in the Next Election!!) The workers should have automatically asked, 'Are you here for the free ID?'"

Some 230,000 Tennesseans hold a non-photo driver's license, including 126,000 seniors who are registered voters. Under Tennessee law, seniors like Phyllis Campbell can opt not to have a photo put on their driver's license after age 60. Another 47,000 Tennesseans are registered to vote but don't have a driver's license.

District Supervisor Amy Lackey confirmed in September that the Murfreesboro testing center encouraged people without a photo on their license to get a new license with a photo rather than getting a separate photo ID for voting, which creates more paperwork. People who want a free photo ID for voting must ask for it specifically, she said. Lawmakers and other witnesses at Monday's forum echoed Lee Campbell's concerns about state voter laws. Rep. Steny Hoyer of Maryland, the No. 2 Democrat in the House, said Democrats want to get the state laws overturned, but acknowledged that might not be possible before the 2012 elections. In the meantime, he urged witnesses to "make sure that every voter in every jurisdiction can vote."

"We cannot afford to not have them able to vote come November 2012," he said. "This election is crucial to them, their families, and their country." It's also crucial to Democrats. Experts say photo ID laws disproportionately target minorities, low-income people and students — all of whom are more likely to vote Democratic.

They said fees for getting IDs or documents needed to prove citizenship or identity, such as birth or marriage certificates, resemble the POLL taxes that were used mostly in the South to disenfranchise blacks and poor whites. The laws also affect elderly, disabled and rural voters, who may have trouble traveling to get a photo ID or waiting in long lines. Lee Campbell said he's spoken to friends and former colleagues -- the Poor and the Elderly -- who said they might not vote next year because getting to the testing station and waiting in line was too difficult.


Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Latino Superstar Thomas Suarez - the Next Steve Jobs!

Thomas Suarez is a 6th grade student at a middle school in the South Bay of Los Angeles. When Apple released the Software Development Kit (SDK), Thomas said he began to create and sell his own applications. “My parents, my friends and even the people at the Apple store all supported me,” he says, “and Steve Jobs inspired me”. Thomas points out that it’s hard to learn how to make an app. “For soccer you could go to a soccer team … but what if you want to make an app?” He’s started a club for fellow students at school, where he shares his knowledge of programming. Thomas articulates his vision that students are a valuable new technology resource to teachers, and should be empowered to offer assistance in developing the technology curriculum and also assist in delivering the lessons.

Monday, November 14, 2011

President Obama's June "Morton Memo" Saves Dreamers & Workers from Deportation and SAVES Dreamer Benita Veliz!

This month, Benita Veliz was SAVED from Deportation by President Obama's "Morton Memo" which saves Dreamers and Workers from Deportation. Benita is a 24-year-old college graduate from San Antonio who works in a church office. She is smart, self-sufficient and hard-working. She is bursting with academic and professional ambitions — DREAMS that were set aside because her paths to achieve them were temporarily shut down as she and her Immigration attorneys pleaded her case.

Benita arrived from Mexico with her parents in 1993 on a tourist visa. She was small child of 8 when she arrived and has lived nowhere else since. By any standard, Benita is an American, a Texan. She is also valedictorian of Jefferson High School. She graduated at 16. She went to St. Mary’s University in San Antonio on a full scholarship. She double majored in biology and sociology and fully deployed herself beyond the classroom in clubs, student government and choir. She volunteered in a children’s hospital. And she waited tables 45 hours a week in a Mexican restaurant.

Benita's honors thesis was about the Dream Act. The Dream Act: a Congressional bill that allows students to earn citizenship after going to college or serving in the military. Though the Dream Act was NOT passed due to Nay Votes by ALL REPUBLICANS plus 5 Rogue, Blue Dog Democrats, the President and the "Morton Memo" of June, 2011, saves young students like Benita.

Benita's immigration troubles began in January, 2009. A police officer pulled her over, saying she had rolled through a stop sign. Benita explained, that while she did not roll through the stop sign, she does acknowledges driving without a license. She had a Mexican consular identity card, and after a series of questions, the officer called immigration authorities. She was jailed overnight and released on bond. Her immigration lawyers said Benita met some of the requirements that might have allowed her to stay in the United States. She has been here more than 10 years and is demonstrably of good moral character. But without a qualifying parent, spouse or child to petition on her behalf, initially she was told she could not stay. Many of Benita's supporters petitioned for her support. Benita even took her case to You Tube. In video testimony on YouTube filmed in 2009, Benita said she had "absolutely no family in Mexico" and knows "absolutely no one" in Mexico. She suggested courts take into account how young she was when her parents brought her to the U.S.
Now, thanks to President Obama, Benita was spared deportation earlier this month under deportation guidelines established by the Morton Memo on Prosecutorial Discretion, issued by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement this past June.

But Benita's troubles are far from over. Benita still can't get a work permit — to apply for one, she'd have to leave the country and face a 10-year ban before she could come back — and the government can at any time pick up the deportation proceedings right where they left off.

Still, Benita was jubilant after her court hearing Wednesday morning. “This is my home, this is the only place I've known. I'm ready to work in the United States. I'm ready to give back to my community.”


Sunday, November 13, 2011

During Last Night's GOP Debate, ANTI Latino Tea Party Republicans' Commercial Outs Their True ANTI-Latino, ANTI-Immigrant Agenda!

The Tea Party Republicans FINALLY OUTED Themselves during a commercial during the Presidential Debate last night! They want to STOP ALL IMMIGRATION! This INCLUDES LEGAL IMMIGRATION! They want to STOP all other nationalities from coming into our Country, our Land of Immigrants. They not only want to Mass Deport ALL Latinos, they want to put WALLS not only on our Southern Border, but across our Northern, Eastern and Western borders and ports as well.

Watch the Commercial they put on during the 2012 GOP Debates. It was "NumbersUSA" Commercial. The Commercial said "Reduce LEGAL Immigration!"

Who is NumbersUsa? They are Republicans. They are TeaPartiers. This group was founded and supported by John Tanton, the Godfather of the ANTI-Latino Group F.A.I.R. John Tanton has long time been a sponsor of Roy Beck, the founder of NumbersUSA. The ADL has identified both FAIR and NumbersUSA as HATE GROUPS! FAIR and NumbersUSA are the same groups that sponsored Kris Kobach in writing the original racial profiling bill sb1070 in Arizona. Kobach trained Arpaio's volunteer masked goons in "How to identify an Illeegal!" Kobach helped draft the Hate Bill ANTI-Latino bills in Oklahoma, Alabama, Georgia and other states.

These HATE Groups believe they have made headway in demonizing and eliminating Latinos. Now they want a Republican President in place who will do their bidding and help them achieve their Ultimate Goal. Bachmann, Cain, Romney and Perry have all gone to Arpaio, kissed his ring and begged for his blessing!

The Ultimate Goal of NumbersUSA and FAIR is to STOP the Census Bureau's predication that by 2040, the USA will become a majority minority country. They want to seal off the USA and keep minorities OUT!

They try to show a "pretty picture" in this ad and say their agenda is about JOBS. They show TOKEN Minorities in the Ad. BUT READ THE WORDS! "REDUCE LEGAL IMMIGRATION!"

Saturday, November 12, 2011

As President Obama Moves to Allow Dreamer Students & Non Criminals to Stay, Republicans Voted on Wednesday to Enforce Stricter Deportation Policies!

As our President and the Dept of Homeland Securities move to focus on Felonious Criminals for deportation and allow Dreamer Students and Non Criminal Workers to stay in the US, ANTI-Latino Republicans Advocate to attack our President and DEMAND MASS DEPORTATION!

HP Reports: WASHINGTON -- House Republicans on the immigration subcommittee voted on Wednesday to authorize a subpoena of the Obama administration over its deportation policies, arguing that immigration enforcers may be hiding their release of dangerous undocumented immigrants. "Are administration officials afraid the information will show that illegal aliens intentionally released by ICE have committed crimes that could have been prevented?" Rep. Lamar Smith (R-Texas), chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, said.

"The American people have a right to know what crimes these 300,000 illegal immigrants committed after [Immigration and Customs Enforcement] intentionally chose not to detain them," he continued. House Republicans have been critical of the deportation policy, announced in August, under which the Department of Homeland Security will review its pending deportation cases and close the ones deemed low-priority.

Smith requested information on the deportation policy in August, and told Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano last week that he would take further action this week if he had not received data. Rep. Elton Gallegly (R-Calif.), chairman of the immigration subcommittee, said they have been "stonewalled" by the Department of Homeland Security in investigating the policy. "The administration is obviously not acting in good faith and is wrongly trying to keep crucial information from the American people," Smith said at the subcommittee meeting. "They are on the verge of obstructing the legitimate role of congress."

The Department of Homeland Security said its policy is based on the agency's limited resources, not a desire to let undocumented immigrants who have committed crimes off the hook. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Director John Morton has said the agency has funding to deport about 400,000 people per year. Last fiscal year, they nearly hit that figure, removing a record 396,906 undocumented immigrants.

The Department of Homeland Security told Smith in a letter last week that the agency deported about 126,000 undocumented immigrants taken into custody through the Secure Communities enforcement program, out of the 629,000 people referred to them. Some of those matched by the program turn out to be naturalized citizens or legal immigrants, the department has said in defense of the program.

DHS says it is working to gather the information requested by the committee, some of which belongs to the Federal Bureau of Investigation. "DHS has implemented common sense immigration enforcement priorities that focus our limited resources on convicted criminals, repeat immigration law violators, fugitives and recent entrants," Chris Ortman, a spokesman for the agency, said in a statement. "DHS is fully cooperating with the committee and is in the process of gathering information responsive to the Committee's inquiry."

Democrats, all of whom voted against the subpoena authorization, said the move would be premature when the Department of Homeland Security has repeatedly said it will cooperate. Rep. John Conyers (D-Mich.), ranking member of the House Judiciary Committee, said the committee only issued subpoenas under the last Congress when officials refused to appear in hearings. He said he understood the chairman's frustration that the August request had not yet been answered, but added that the issue involved multiple agencies and complex privacy issues.

Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-Texas), a member of the committee, said the subpoena effort was an attempt to undermine the Obama administration's deportation policy, which has been praised by supporters of immigration reform. "My angst with this subpoena is this is a way to attack the Obama administration on a policy that my friends on the other side disagree with," she said. "This is not a policy that can be shown to jeopardize the American public or the safety of the American public."

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Esteemed AZ Congressman Raul Grijalva on the Recall of AZ State Senator Russell Pearce

Esteemed AZ Congressman Raul Grijalva on the Recall of AZ State Senator Russell Pearce and Republicans losses elsewhere: "These voting results show that Democrats “are not an endangered species.” Grijalva called state Sen. Russell Pearce’s loss in his recall election a “game-changer.”

“There have been a lot of politicians locally and statewide and nationally who have used HATE and DIVISION as their principle political tool,” said Grijalva, who has been one of loudest critics of Pearce’s ANTI Latino SB 1070 immigration legislation. “Pearce’s loss is going to make everybody pause.”

I agree with the Esteemed Congressman Grijalva!

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Russell Pearce, Arizona's ANTI Latino Hate Monger, has been kicked out of Office!

Republican TeaPartier Russell Pearce, Arizona's ANTI Latino Hate Monger, has been kicked out of Office by WE THE PEOPLE!

Pearce got the boot from office last night, becoming the only sitting state Senate president to lose in a recall election in the history of the United States. Pearce's loss is viewed as a warning to Republican-Tea Party ANTI Latino Immigration hard-liners, and far-right-wingers, who support Pearce's Anti-Latino Hate Mongering!

Pearce, the chief Sponsor of the ANTI Latino Racial Profiling law SB1070, the first ANTI Latino Hate Bill passed in any state. As Pearce's rhetoric became more ANTI Latino and more extreme, even those that voted for him in last year's election CHANGED THEIR MIND and voted Agaist him!


Sunday, November 6, 2011

Republican Tea Party are Puppets of the Rich! Fueled by their HATE for the President and for Latinos!

When I think of the American Dream, I think of our forefather's words in the Declaration of Independence: "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."

These words are the very foundation of our country. We are a land of Immigrants. We are a country of Equality for ALL. Why don't the Republican Tea Partiers support our forefathers words? Why do they continue to preach inequality and favoritism of the rich and big business? Why do they continue to demonize Latinos with words including "Build an electric fence!" "Shoot them like Pigs!" "Their Animals! Vagrants!"

Towards the Poor and the Elderly, the Tea Partiers say: "Go find a Job!" "End Social Security!" "End Medicare!" "End Regulations!" All of the words of their Rich, Big Business, Wall Street Backers. Why are these Teapartiers, many of them poor people on Social Security and Medicare, WHY on earth are they mouthing the words of their Rich Masters?

Our society has evolved. We live in a society in which money is increasingly concentrated in the hands of a few people, and the concentration of income and wealth has created tremendous power in the hands of a few. These "FEW" (aka Koch Brothers, Wall Street Bankers and Hedge Fund Managers) are bankrolling Tea Partiers. These RICH Power Brokers are able to make the Tea Partiers their puppets and mimic their agenda. The Tea Partiers are accepting their contributions because these dollars are fueling the Tea Partiers HATE.

The majority of Tea Partiers HATE!:
. Our President, primarily because he is Black. They will do ANYTHING to rid themselves of our President.
. They HATE Latinos and most people South of the Border. They've create State Laws which Target Latinos. Yet they say they are NOT racist.

Here's one example: One of my commenters refuses to acknowledge he is racist, yet he said about his state (Alabama) law: "if you choose to violate our borders, then you need the big, bad hammer of the Alabama authorities to come down on your little brown head." Then he became upset because I said he was racist. He responded with, "Racist? Dee, just because I use southern colloquialisms to reference illegals does not constitute racism." and "Then, as my fellow southerners so colorfully speak, those illegal bean-eaters wont have any choice but to return to their home country's and seek legally to return to the U.S."

What is amazing is that this racist doesn't acknowledge his own racism.

What is sad is that most of the Tea Partiers are NOT rich. They collect Social Securiy. They collect Medicare. They collect unemployment when not employed. They use the Interstate Highways. They go to the Emergency room when get into an accident or are sick. Their children and grandchildren utilize the Educational system. They use the Post Office. They call the Police or Firefighters when they get in trouble. Their Meat/Poultry is inspected so they don't suffer from disease. Their lands are protected from illegal dumping of toxic waste.

YET the Tea Partiers SAY they are against our Government. They are against Regulation. They are against ending Tax Cuts for the Rich. They MOUTH all of the words of their Big Business Puppet Masters!

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Tea Party 'Republican Jeff Duncan call Latinos "ANIMALS" and "VAGRANTS!"

Tea Party Republican Rep. Jeff Duncan (R-S.C.) made very RACIST Comments against Latinos calling them ANIMALS and VAGRANTS!! The South Carolina congressman participated in a Q&A event with Furman University students on Monday evening. The appearance generated national attention after he made an unusual tie between United States immigration issues and a house without doors.

Duncan said, "It's kind of like having a house -- and you're not homeowners, a lot of folks in this room, but your moms and dads are -- taking the door off the hinges and allowing any kind of vagrant, or animal, or just somebody that's hungry, or somebody that wants to do your dishes for you, to come in. And you can't say, 'No you can't come in.' And you can’t say, 'No you can’t stay all night.' Or 'No you can't have this benefit, using my deodorant.'"

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Should Latinos Support President Obama in the 2012 Election without passage of CIR and the Dream Act? I say "Seguro Que Si"

As my long time readers know, I am a long time advocate of the passage of Comprehensive Immigration Reform (CIR). I have supported CIR since 2006, prior to the introduction of the CIR Act of 2007, popularly known as the "McCain - Kennedy" Bill. The CIR Act of 2007 was a good bill. It was bi-partisan. However, it did not pass. The rabid ANTI groups, most Republicans, now turned Tea Partiers, rallied against it. They used derogatory language and misleading statements to derail this noble cause.

The Bill was beautiful and prolific in its simplicity. Here are the highlights:
1. Enforce our Borders with trained Border Patrol and technology
2. Employer Sanctions, especially for Exploitive Employers
3. Provide a pathway to citizenship for those here that are felony free.
4. Establish the Dream Act, allowing students to pay in-state tuition or serve in the Military.

While the Bush Administration said they supported the CIR bill, they also catered to the ANTI crowd by conducting massive ICE Raids all across the country, incarcerating whole families, including women and children. They conducted these raids in Poultry and Meatpacking plants, Construction, and manufacturing plants. Then, in 2008, as if to up the ante, they conducted MASSIVE raids in Postville Iowa and Laurel, MS. In Postville, they arrested nearly 600 workers, putting them in cattle barns - treating them like animals - as they shipped them off to unknown detention centers in Texas. They did the same in Laurel, MS, this time nearly 700 workers were shipped - most to the LaSalle Detention Center in Jena, LA. which is part of the GEO Group, one of the largest private prison owners and huge contributors to the RNC and to the Bush Administration.

These actions were over the top, blatant, and so flagrant in Republican's intent to fill the pockets of their political cronies - just in case McCain lost the 2008 Presidential election.

These actions were also obvious to many Human Rights and Latino groups who raised a rallying cry, "STOP THE ABUSE!" This rallying cry motivated Latinos to go to the polls in massive numbers, at the highest rate in history, to vote for Hope and Change - to Vote for Barack Obama in the 2008 elections.

President Obama has kept many promises.
1. Stop Worker ICE Raids: He has stopped the worker ICE Raids. He said "no mas" to the despicable, inhumane raids in Postville, IA and in Lauren, MS.
2. Focus and only deport Felonious Criminals: The INTENT of the "Secure Communities Act" was for ICE to focus on felonious criminals for deportation. These felonious criminals have been deported in massive numbers. No more "very long stays" to feed the pockets of the cronies. Instead these felonious criminals were deported. This caused the numbers of deportees to increase. Additionally, over zealous local police and ICE officers took it upon themselves to detain and deport Mothers and Students. They should not have been included in the deportations. Some in the media and local Humanitarians have been very vocal about these detainees. This resulted in:
3. President Obama, via his Presidential authority, to exclude non-felonious criminals and Dream Students from deportation. This just happened this summer.

President Obama has said he supports CIR and he supports the Dream Act. He also supports Jobs for All of us and an improved economy. However, we can all see the Republican opposition he is facing. All we have to do is Look and Listen to what is happening. Or as my mother would say "Mira Nomas!"

1. 2012 Republican GOP Debates: All we have to do is listen to what is being said in the 2012 Republican Presidential Debates. Hermain Cain wants to ELECTROCUTE US! They ALL have begged for Arpayaso's support! Other Republicanos want to shoot us like Pigs! "Mira Nomas!"

2. Republican Racial Profiling Bills and Latino HATE Crimes: All we have to do is see what the Republicans are advocating with their Latino Racial Profiling and Hate Laws in state after state after state. "Mira Nomas!"

3. Republican Arpayaso - Racial Profiling / Hates the President: Look at Arapio in Arizona - the new Bull Connor. Look how he has abused his power and abused Latinos. Remember the pictures of children in church being scared to death while his masked volunteer goon deputies circled the Confirmation Mass? He also HATES President Obama. Just look at the antics of his "Cold Case Posse" re-investigating our President's citizenship. Arpayaso treats ALL of us, including the President, as if we were "Illeegals!" "Mira Nomas!"

4. Dirty Tricks by Republican Governors: There are numerous Republican Governors that are CHANGING The Voting Laws to Stop MINORITIES from Voting. One Example: In Texas, they've changed the law. While they ALLOW a Gun License to serve as your picture ID, they do NOT allow young people to use their College pictre ID. "Mira Nomas!"

5. Republican/Tea Party Thuggery: Did you also know that there are many "pretend" Latinos who say they are Latinos and blog against our President? You see them ALL THE TIME in newspaper Comment Sections and Blogs URGING Latinos NOT TO VOTE! on Election Day! This is ALL part of their dirty tricks to try and get as many of us (Latinos) to stay home and NOT VOTE! Republican Thuggery ala Watergate! "Mira Nomas!"

I believe in our President! I believe in the American Dream! I believe that WE THE PEOPLE can turn our Economy around and create a Better World for our Children! When my viewers and commenters on my Facebook page ASK me if I support President Obama in the 2012 Presidential election, I say what my Mother would say: "Seguro Que Si!"

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