Regarding the deportations of illegals, the strongly Leftist National Public Radio recently took note of what at first glance appears confusing, but makes sense when taken in context.
Illegals who are "self-deporting" which means that they are attempting to leave the US, are being detained - for several months, and then are deported by the US.
The strategy is simple and serves two purposes for the Obama administration:
-Grabbing people who are making it very easy to be caught and who actually want to leave allows for a major shot in the arm for deportation statistics.
-Others who fear the probability of being detained for months will be less likely to attempt to leave the US, thus adding to the numbers of illegals on whom the Obama administration and their Republican collaborators want to confer citizenship (and boost the Democratic voting bloc to a point where national elections are a mere formality*).
-You're not going anywhere until we make you a citizen, at which point you can go anywhere in the US.
"A number of undocumented immigrants are being arrested and imprisoned, not while trying to enter the U.S. as you would expect, they're being caught while trying to leave. That's right, people trying to self-deport, as some politicians have put it, are being prosecuted and given prison sentences then deported anyway. NPR's Ted Robbins has that story.............
JOE AGOSTTINI: They're going to go and see if anyone is transporting illegal proceeds or they're transporting more than $10,000 of money or checks that need to be reported.
ROBBINS: Mexican cartels send big money from U.S. sales south as they smuggle tons of drugs north. Assistant Nogales Port Director Joe Agosttini says the southbound inspections are being done to disrupt that ongoing cycle of drugs and money.
AGOSTTINI: But if in the process you discover that the person is illegally in the U.S., then the person has to pay a consequence.
ROBBINS: That's what has people puzzled. Even if someone doesn't have ties to cartels or any contraband, they're arrested 20 feet from leaving the U.S.
ROBERT BRACK: I've not seen that historically, so it was a significant shift in prosecution policy. And it really surprised me. I didn't see that coming.
ROBBINS: Robert Brack is a federal judge is Las Cruces, New Mexico. He's been called the busiest judge in America - sentencing more than 14,000 people over the last decade for trying to enter the country illegally. He says he only began seeing people prosecuted for trying to leave in the last year or two. Judge Brack says he understands why officers would arrest people trying to smuggle cash to Mexican cartels.
BRACK: But the people that I see didn't have any money. They've never had any money, and they certainly don't have any guns. It's just people that were in the country without permission trying to leave......................
ROBBINS: No one knows exactly how many people have been prosecuted trying to leave the U.S. at land ports. The statistics are lumped in with people caught trying to enter illegally. Cheryl Blum is a lawyer in Tucson. She says she's defended dozens of cases of people caught going back to Mexico to see sick family members, even people wanting to go back permanently. She doesn't understand why.
CHERYL BLUM: If they're trying to leave, they're actually trying to obey the law. I think to stop them and then use up resources just to try to punish these folks is a complete waste of money. It's a complete waste of time. It's an absurdity.
ROBBINS: People convicted after being arrested leaving end up in prison for as long as six months. The bill for that sentence, up to $160 daily for each inmate. Even people who want stricter immigration enforcement think that's a waste. Ira Mehlman is with FAIR, the Federation for American Immigration Reform.
IRA MEHLMAN: They are expending resources on people who are in the process of removing themselves from the country while neglecting the millions and millions of people who are dug in and aren't leaving the country.
ROBBINS: We asked Customs and Border Protection officials why people who want to leave are being arrested. We got no answer. Ted Robbins, NPR News."
Monica Crowley - Amnesty Will Effect "Fundamentally Transformation" of US
We must note that Obama's 2008 statement about transforming the United States from its what it was actually created to be remade into what he wanted did nothing to damage his campaign. Although one would certainly be hard-pressed to name one nation other than the US that should not undergo a change of its core and foundational elements, that fact was ignored by more than enough individuals; Obama won easily. The "why" and "how" of that historical reality will someday be debated - possibly centuries after us, but we can affirm with reasonable certainty that Cultural Marxism was a major factor.
I have noted in previous posts that a grant of amnesty and citizenship will spell the effective end of our republic. The Democratic Party will in all likelihood lock in the current 38 (and with amnesty probably more) electoral votes of Texas, which will secure for them any Presidential election for the next several decades.
-With that comes the flood of appointees to the federal judiciary, and that includes the US Supreme Court.
Even if Texas were to squeak by - for the moment, relatively unscathed, The House of Representatives and the Senate would be solidly Democratic.
The US will have been unalterably ruined.
Although Conservatives have a real chance of doing some damage in 2014 and 2016 to Progressive legislators and other candidates who have to drag the ball and chain of Obamacare and the myriad of their scandals, Republicans lawmakers would rather complete Obama's transformation for him.
"So. The Democrats are in freefall. Their “landmark” legislation, Obamacare, rammed through without a single Republican vote, is in collapse. The president has been exposed as a liar (see: “If you like your health plan, you can keep it. Period.”) His poll numbersare tanking, from job approval to competency to trustworthiness to personal likeability.
The poll numbers for the Democrat party are in the gutter as well, with the Republican party now pulling ahead on the generic ballot. Democrats are fleeing the scene of their own accident, refusing to be seen with the president and distancing themselves from the wreck that is Obamacare.
In other words, the Democrats are on the run, vulnerable, weak, and poised for a major defeat.
So what are the Republicans doing? Are they going for the jugular, attacking nonstop until the election, and showing no mercy? In other words, acting like Democrats…
Of course not. They’re Republicans. They are stepping in to help the Dems out.
Instead of pounding Obamacare, the president, and the Democrats with the facts of an atrocious stab at socialized medicine and the lies they’ve used to push it, the GOP appears ready to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory by switching gears to the highly polarizing issue of immigration. Never mind that immigration doesn’t even score more than 2 percent in polls asking what the most important issue is to the country. Rather than let this sleeping dog lie (at least through November), the Republican leadership is jumping to the assistance of the Democrats by supporting amnesty.
"...........if the government controls your health care, the government controls you. Obamacare was never about your health care. It was about government power and control.
And so it is with immigration “reform.” For Obama and the Left, it’s not about actually dealing forcefully and effectively with the immigration issue. If that were the case, the administration would be faithfully enforcing the laws we have on the books. It is not.They seek this “reform” for one simple reason: because immigration is the final missing piece of the “fundamental transformation of the nation.”
If they can get amnesty for 12 million (who knows what the real number is? 12 million? 18 million? 30 million?) illegals, they know they’ve got the country in a headlock.
This is the goal of the Democrats.
Why on earth would Republicans want to help them achieve it? Because they think they’ll be “rewarded” by Hispanic voters? That didn’t happen after the 1986 amnesty. In fact, the percentage of Hispanics voting GOP actually went DOWN after that amnesty. To take the issue off the table? Forget it. As soon as the path to amnesty is in place, Democrats will accelerate the process to get them voting as fast as possible, so the “issue” will never be off the table for Republicans.............
While strangling themselves right out of existence."
The GOP will agree to halt the deportation of 12 million illegal aliens, and sign on to a blanket amnesty. It only asks that the 12 million not be put on a path to citizenship.
Sorry, but losers do not dictate terms. Rich Trumka of the AFL-CIO says amnesty is no longer enough. Illegal aliens must be put on a path to citizenship and given green cards to work — and join unions.
Rep. Paul Ryan and the Wall Street Journal are for throwing in the towel. Legalize them all and start them on the path to citizenship.
A full and final capitulation. Let’s get it over with...........
Almost all of those breaking our laws, crossing the border, and overstaying their visas are young, poor or working class. Between 80 and 90 percent are from Asia, Africa, the Middle East and Latin America.
They are Third World peoples. They believe in government action and government programs that provide their families with free education, health care, housing, food, and income subsidies. They are not Bob Taft or Barry Goldwater conservatives.
Perhaps 85 percent of all immigrants, legal and illegal, more than a million a year now, are people of color. And while over 70 percent of Hispanics and Asians voted Democratic for Obama, among voters of African descent, the Obama vote was well above 90 percent.
Four of every five U.S. citizens of Asian, African and Hispanic descent vote Democratic in presidential elections. And it is their numbers that are growing. Already they are well over a third of the U.S. population.
As has been observed often, America, demographically, is going to look like California. And while Nixon won California all five times he was on a national ticket, and Reagan won California in landslides all four times he ran, California has not gone Republican in six straight presidential elections..........
If Bush I had built that border fence back in 1992 and declared a moratorium on legal immigration that fall, as many implored him to do, the party of the Bushes would not be facing its demise well before midcentury."
But that’s not what’s happening.
Republicans, along with leadership, are meeting at a three day retreat along Maryland’s eastern shore Thursday, and the top piece of business is immigration. Republican House Speaker John Boehner, from Ohio and Rep. Paul Ryan, of Wisconsin, among others, are trying to advance immigration legislation prior to heading into the midterm election campaign.
The senator said in a statement emailed to TheBlaze that “amnesty is wrong in any circumstance.”
Republicans need to focus on winning against Obama’s failed policies and not push for immigration legislation that is already presenting numerous legal obstacles and will demoralize voters, many of whom are opposed to amnesty, he added.
“The biggest thing we could do to mess that up would be if the House passed an amnesty bill…”
“Anyone pushing an amnesty bill right now should go ahead and put a ‘Harry Reid for Majority Leader’ bumper sticker on their car, because that will be the likely effect if Republicans refuse to listen to the American people and foolishly change the subject from Obamacare to amnesty,” he said."