Archive for the ‘Immigration’ Category
Congressman Walter B. Jones, Jr (R-NC, 3) announced Thursday that he opposed President Barack Obama’s new pro-amnesty policy toward illegal aliens already living in the United States.
The president’s policy includes, but is not limited to, deporting illegal aliens only if they have a criminal record or pose a national security threat, and allowing nearly all other illegal aliens to remain in the country.
In a letter to President Obama, Jones and other IRC members point out that the new policy will only encourage more illegal immigration. They also call on the Administration to enforce all of America’s immigration laws, not just those it finds politically convenient.
“The President’s new pro-amnesty policy simply rewards those who break the law,” said Jones. “This Administration should be focused on securing our borders, not finding ways to undermine that goal.”
The full text of the letter to President Obama can be read here.
Much has happened this week in the North Carolina State Legislature and Col. Brenda Formo has covered it all. Katy’s Conservative Corner cannot thank her enough for her dedication and oversight to conservative causes.
This report helps many plan their legislative activities and know when to contact their elected officials. Formo had a distinguished career in the United States Army and we thank her for her service to our nation.
Writing on behalf of the North Carolina Federation of Republican Women, Mrs. Formo is the State Vice-President of the Central Region. To find out how to join a Republican Women’s Club near you, please contact Valerie White.
Col. Brenda T. Forma (USA-R) has been keeping watch over the North Carolina General Assembly this session, and shares another update from Thursday, during a crazy week as legislators are struggling to adjourn. KCC appreciates her contribution.
Rick Perry was the first Texas A&M graduate to become Texas Governor. In his folksy Texas drawl, Perry said that Washington has misappropriated too much power from the states. He’s pleased that the new US House read the Constitution on the floor and voted to repeal Obamacare, though.
Perry condemned the Obama administration for failing to secure our nation’s borders. He argued that border security is an “essential” federal government role. He asserted that we should be flying Predator drones over our Mexican border to better protect it.
Perry’s view on Obamacare: “toss out that trainwreck!” He condemns its “Washington-centric approach” and “oppressive mandates”. Perry also wants to simplify the tax code.
He closed by encouraging the audience to continue doing all they can to elect conservative GOP governors. [I certainly wouldn't mind if he was my state's Governor.] Note that Perry is the 47th Governor of Texas, recently elected to his 3rd term. He is the current Chairman of the Republican Governors Association.
On the 51st anniversary of the Greensboro sit-ins, an instrumental moment in the North Carolina civil rights movement, those supporting the DREAM legislation plan to hold vigils. Illegal immigrants and their supporters are trying to hitch their wagons to the star of the black civil rights movement, a shameful act.
What those brave young people did in Greensboro, so many years ago, should not be considered in the same league with people who have entered the United States illegally.
It is possible to enter the U.S. LEGALLY from Mexico, but it takes time and patience. KCC encourages those people to stand and fight their corrupt government, rather than flee here.
These “dreamers” want access to to North Carolina colleges and universities without being taxpaying citizens, despite their criminal status. They also oppose State House Bill 11, which would prevent illegal aliens from entering North Carolina community colleges and public universities.
Sponsored by state Rep. George Cleveland (R-Onslow), the bill would prevent admission to aliens not lawfully present in the United States.
Cleveland is serving his forth term in the state house and is widely respected as one of its most conservative members. He is not afraid to stand alone in the face of compromise and this time, the Dreamers are likely out-of-luck. Officially they are criminals, and as such, this nation owes them nothing.
KCC lived in Guadalajara, Jalisco (Mexico). She saw families living on rooftops in squalor and can understand their desire to flee those conditions. No one wants to live like that. But one must stand up and rally others for change in their own government, instead of coming here.
In other nations, many think the streets in the U.S. are literally paved with gold and that they deserve to be assisted by the U.S. government. While, that would be nice in a dream world, these people do not understand that we have our own deeply rooted budgetary problems. We must internally solve them before we can help anyone else.
Dream act will become a nightmare for illegals this session, in the North Carolina General Assembly.
Saturday afternoon, as your blogger enjoyed an ACC basketball game, Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords (D-AZ) was shot in the head, at point blank range. She had been saying hello to her constituents at an outdoor meeting in front of a Tucson grocery store. By Sunday, the shootings were being blamed on former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin (R) and other conservatives.
As Saturday wore on, and updates came pouring in, the game was forgotten, and the nation held its collective breath. Who would do such a thing? What type of person or persons could be responsible? What kind of nut would shoot a sitting member of Congress, kill a Federal judge, a nine-year-old child, and others?
Soon, the word arrived that a mentally unstable man, who had once met Giffords in 2007, was the shooter of the Congresswoman and other victims. Republicans and Democrats alike posted prayers on their Facebook pages and went to their houses of worship to grieve. We were a nation united, as an attack on one of us, is an attack on us all.
Such a shooting on an elected official, especially a member of Congress, is a threat to the very freedom that we hold dear. It doesn’t matter what views that Representative holds. In the United States, our very democracy hinges on a peaceful transfer of power, each time a new party is voted into the majority, as happened last Wednesday.
However, by Sunday morning, Sarah Palin was being blamed for the shootings of a mad man. Why? Giffords had voted for President Barack Obama‘s health care plan, known to conservatives as Obamacare, as well as supported the Stimulus.
The Associated Press reported on Sunday morning that, despite the fact that this shooter had been turn down enlistment by the U.S. Army, had dropped out of high school, and had been kicked out of his community college, somehow Sarah Palin was to be blamed.
Gov. Palin listed Cong. Giffords on her “targeted” list on the 2010 elections, and Giffords narrowly won her election. A former Republican, and self-described “blue dog Democrat”, Giffords continued to serve what is considered to be a conservative district. The press seemed to take the word “targeted” literally.
The Shark Tank, a Florida political blog, wrote, after interviewing the Senator:
Senator Rubio expresses his sympathies for Congresswoman Giffords and the families of those who were killed and injured in Saturday’s shooting in Arizona. Rubio then put the shooting incident into perspective when he noted that unless an elected official, like himself had Secret Service type security, they would be vulnerable to a similar attack like the one that occurred in Arizona.
In short, this had nothing to do with politics.
Friend and fellow blogger, Warner Todd Huston, reported Sunday that a left-wing Democrat group, known as the 21st Century Democrats, is using the shooting as a FUNDRAISING TOOL! Is nothing sacred anymore?
This blogger hopes Rep. Giffords can return to the House. Not because she is expected to play a major role on the immigration debate, as she opposes illegal immigration. We are her fellow Americans and wish her a full recovery. Right now, it is simply too early to tell.
UPDATE 1/9/2011 7:51 p.m. EST
A blogger friend, Bruce Majors, points out a couple of Obama quotes made in 2008. For some reason, we conservatives managed not to act on them and take them literally.
It’s a joke folks and the joke is on the liberals!As KCC writes, a trending topic on Twitter is #WhyImVotingDemocrat and it’s absolutely hilarious. Your blogger has been participating in this all day long. The funnier ones are getting “re-tweeted” or passed along to others.
Some liberals don’t realize that the entire thing is a big joke and have been participating. KCC brings a few recent ones to you, as posted, minus the hashtags, and the spelling and punctuation are the Tweeter’s own.
A quick search of the hashtag #WhyImVotingDemocrat reads like a David Letterman Top Ten list:
*because I think America should be more like France, or at least some French-speaking country like Haiti
*Because I can’t wait to see the Muslim flag over White House
*Because I should be able to live in my parents’ basement until I’m 39!
*I’m Canadian and wish to destabilize America’s economy.
*because everyone should have some Obama money
*Because those who create wealth should be punished for their wrongdoing
*I think Ground Zero would be a wonderful place to build a Mosque…
*because my parents never gave me my pony, now I want yours
*Because unemployment checks really stimulate the economy.
*Because animals are more important than human beings.
*There’s another election??!! I thought we already anointed, I mean elected our savior and we were done.
*Did I mention I like the crack?
*Because we just haven’t tried socialism with the right people in charge yet!
*Because charity starts at the federal level.
And, your blogger’s favorite:
because I actually died 6 years ago…
Racist Rep. Loretta Sanchez Bashes GOP/Vietnamese for Trying to Steal “Their” Congressional Seat (video)
Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez (D-CA, 47) may have just buried herself in a big hole. She unleashed a racist attack on her GOP challenger of Vietnamese heritage. In the Univision broadcast, she told Latinos that the Republicans and Vietnamese ”are trying to take this seat away from us”. (Dog gone it, after all we’ve done for our community.)
By the way, she’s blaming the fact that she’s fallen a couple of points behind in the polls on President Obama. Sounds familiar!
On a personal note: Your blogger married into a Vietnamese family and has found them more hard working than any other immigrant group. In general, they are kinder, more friendly, and appreciate this country more than any native born American ever has. Many of them risked their lives escaping an oppressive Communist regime, often on a tiny boat that was robbed by pirates before reaching its destination.
People perished, desperately seeking freedom, yet they fought onward. Generally, they support immigration, LEGAL immigration. So in a way, Rep. Sanchez was wrong, they DO support immigration, just not the kind of mass border crossings that she seeks.
Thank goodness the district is home to a large Asian population in Southern California. Your blogger hopes they all come out and defeat Rep. Sanchez. As one commenter on You Tube stated, “let her return to Mexico where she can serve in the Mexican government.”
Sanchez is the daughter of Mexican immigrants and was born in the United States. It is past time that we retired her from Congress. Your blogger lived in Guadalajara, Mexico in 1990, after graduation from college. She has no issues with Latinos, in general.
Watch and be amazed:
This year, all politics are local. As the conservatives and Republicans try to recapture Congress, Senate challengers like Nevada’s Sharon Angle are putting out hard hitting ads. Check out this one on Harry Reid and illegal aliens: