ACLU Tells Illegal Aliens To Ignore Border Patrol Agents While Homeland Security Secretary Napolitano Demands Answers About ICE Raid

2-26-09

The ACLU is rolling out a program in the state of Washington aimed at informing people that they do not have to speak to Border Patrol agents if they are stopped while going about their daily business. The organization plans on installing signs on buses (presumably with the permission of whoever owns the buses) that instructs riders that while they are to show immigration papers if over the age 18 and asked for them they also have the right to zip it if the bus is stopped and entered by agents asking questions about the citizenship status of those on board. They are also handing out (PDF) flyers further stating what they believe the laws in this country should be according to their left wing ideology.

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What a screwy jumble of contradictory nonsense. If someone is a U.S. citizen they don’t have to prove it but if they aren’t they must show their immigration paperwork but no matter what everybody can refuse to say anything to the Border Patrol agents. What in the hell is this supposed to mean?

Why play semantics ACLU? Just come right out and say that you do not want suspected illegal aliens stopped and questioned by government agents who’s job it is to keep people out of this country who are not here legally.

Interestingly enough the country of Mexico does not tolerate people entering their country illegally. They do not provide free medical care, they do not provide taxpayer funded government housing, they do not provide free schooling and the country does not provide welfare assistance to anyone sneaking across their borders.

Mexico’s immigration policy outta be a shining example of how this country should be conducting its business in this area.

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In fact, as humanevents.com points out, Mexico’s immigration policy is downright sensible!

Mexico has a single, streamlined method within its Constitution that ensures foreign visitors and immigrants are:

* in the country legally

* have the means to sustain themselves economically

* not destined to be burdens on society

* of economic and social benefit to society

* of good character and have no criminal records

* contributors to the general well-being of the nation

* immigration authorities have a record of each foreign visitor

* foreign visitors do not violate their visa status

* foreign visitors are banned from interfering in the country’s internal politics

* foreign visitors who enter under false pretenses are imprisoned or deported

* foreign visitors violating the terms of their entry are imprisoned or deported

* those who aid in illegal immigration will be sent to prison

Works for me but I wonder what the MCLU has to say about it? Oh wait, there is no MCLU to see to it that people can enter the country illegally then demand that the host country provide a comfortable life for these folks.

Continuing on with the humanevents.com article:

The immigration provisions of the Mexican Constitution tell us:

* Foreigners are admitted into Mexico “according to their possibilities of contributing to national progress.” (Article 32)

* Immigration officials must “ensure” that “immigrants will be useful elements for the country and that they have the necessary funds for their sustenance” and for their dependents. (Article 34)

* Foreigners may be barred from the country if their presence upsets “the equilibrium of the national demographics,” when foreigners are deemed detrimental to “economic or national interests,” when they do not behave like good citizens in their own country, when they have broken Mexican laws, and when “they are not found to be physically or mentally healthy.” (Article 37)

* The Secretary of Governance may “suspend or prohibit the admission of foreigners when he determines it to be in the national interest.” (Article 38)

* Federal, local and municipal police must cooperate with federal immigration authorities upon request, i.e., to assist in the arrests of illegal immigrants. (Article 73)

* A National Population Registry keeps track of “every single individual who comprises the population of the country,” and verifies each individual’s identity. (Articles 85 and 86)

* A national Catalog of Foreigners tracks foreign tourists and immigrants (Article 87), and assigns each individual with a unique tracking number (Article 91).

* Foreigners with fake immigration papers may be fined or imprisoned. (Article 116)

* Foreigners who sign government documents “with a signature that is false or different from that which he normally uses” are subject to fine and imprisonment. (Article 116)

* Foreigners who fail to obey a deportation order are to be punished. (Article 117)

* Foreigners who are deported from Mexico and attempt to re-enter the country without authorization can be imprisoned for up to 10 years. (Article 118)

* Foreigners who violate the terms of their visa may be sentenced to up to six years in prison (Articles 119, 120 and 121). Foreigners who misrepresent the terms of their visa while in Mexico — such as working with out a permit — can also be imprisoned.

* “A penalty of up to two years in prison and a fine of three hundred to five thousand pesos will be imposed on the foreigner who enters the country illegally.” (Article 123)

* Foreigners with legal immigration problems may be deported from Mexico instead of being imprisoned. (Article 125)

* Foreigners who “make attempts against national sovereignty or security” will be deported. (Article 126)

* A Mexican who marries a foreigner with the sole objective of helping the foreigner live in the country is subject to up to five years in prison. (Article 127)

* Shipping and airline companies that bring undocumented foreigners into Mexico will be fined. (Article 132)

Let me get this straight, Mexican officials can demand the U.S. just inhale anyone and everyone that enters our country from Mexico no questions asked but people that try and sneak into Mexico from other countries are treated like criminals and dealt with accordingly!? Wow, talk about a one way street huh? Of course left wing sympathizers like the ACLU think this arrangement is just dandy but honestly we now have an even bigger problem with this issue, Homeland “Fraternity” Secretary Janet Napolitano.

It turns out that the ACLU actions up in Washington probably came about due to an ICE (U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement) raid at a manufacturing plant in the city of Bellingham that resulted in the arrest of 28 suspected illegal aliens. Napolitano, a miserable failure as governor of Arizona when it came to immigration issues…which makes her a perfect fit in Obama’s cabinet, claims she knew nothing about the raid, or as I like to say, government employees actually doing the job they are paid to do, and she is now demanding answers from ICE officials as to why they they were out there performing their duties as prescribed by law.

The seattlepostintellengencer.com site reports,

Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano has ordered a review of a raid earlier this week at a Bellingham manufacturing plant that ended with the arrests of 28 illegal immigrants.

Napolitano told lawmakers during a hearing in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday that she did not know about the raid before it happened and was briefed on it early Wednesday morning. She has asked U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, which conducted the raid, for answers.

“I want to get to the bottom of this as well,” she said. She said work-site enforcement needs to be focused on the employers.

Focused on the employers? Really now Ms. Napolitano. You mean after the most important tool employers had to check information submitted by potential employees before hiring them, the E-Verify program, was stripped, by the Democrats alone, out of the $790 BILLION dollar phony stimulus bill Obama just signed into law??


In a statement Tuesday, ICE officials said many of the people obtained the jobs using fake Social Security numbers and other counterfeit documents.

Shirin Dhanani Makalai, whose family owns the business, said the raid came after months of cooperating with ICE on an audit, which included providing employee rosters to federal authorities. He said his business does not advocate hiring illegal immigrants.

“We try to stay within the guidelines, within the law,” Makalai said Tuesday.

Makalai added the company did not knowingly hire illegal immigrants, and that employers have no clear way of checking an employee’s legal status.

Well Shirin Dhanani Makalai if you thought it was tough to check the immigration status of people you wanted to hire in the past now that E-Verify is gone it will become pretty much impossible. Especially when these people are using bogus documents! But let’s leave the illegal aliens with the counterfeit social security cards and “other fake documents” alone and go after the evil employers who are forbidden by law to do damn near anything to verify someone is in this country legally before they hire them.

On Wednesday, immigrant advocates in Seattle called on Obama to place a moratorium on raids until there’s immigration reform from Congress

“Our immigration system is broken,” said Pramila Jayapal, executive director of OneAmerica, an advocacy group.

“We need comprehensive reform that recognizes the crucial contributions immigrants make to our nation, considers demand for labor and enables employers to legally hire needed immigrants workers.”

No we do not need a moratorium but yes indeed the system is broken.

Following the model Mexico uses we could quickly begin to repair many issues that are costing the citizens of the U.S. billions of dollars.

Democrats babble on about the rising unemployment figures yet advocate unbridled immigration from South America (primarily Mexico) into this country. An estimated 20 million illegal aliens are in this country with many of them taking jobs away from citizens which certainly has an influence on the seven and a half percent unemployment rate.

Democrats babble on about suppressed wages in the U.S yet advocate unbridled immigration from South America (primarily Mexico) into this country, people that are willing to do jobs Americans perform for far less money thereby pushing down the average wage for everybody. Talk to any American citizen in the construction industry what has happened to hourly wages over the last 20 years or so.

Democrats babble on about the soaring healthcare costs in the U.S. yet advocate unbridled immigration from South America (primarily Mexico) into this country, people who then receive, by law, any and all medical services they and their families need with repayment for services rendered largely ignored.

While this type of discussion always results in the brain dead idiots coming out of the woodwork with the one and only weak ass game they have, whippin’ out the race card, the fact of the matter is porous borders, law enforcement officers who are not allowed to perform their duty and government hairballs that simply view these illegal aliens as just another easily snagged voting block are costing U.S taxpayers billions and billions of dollars, and then some.

The economic impact of illegal aliens certainly isn’t the only thing Americans should be concerned about.

Larry Vance is a rancher who lives near the U.S.-Mexico border in Douglas, Arizona.

In recent years, Vance says, the evidence some illegals leave behind is alarming.

Vance says, “Other log books, diary-type things, other bits and pieces of paper with Arabic written on them found in the area over the last few years… [including a Muslim prayer blanket]

We’ve all heard of the U.S. government’s Terror Watch List: countries flagged because Americans are endangered by their citizens, yet regularly, illegals from those countries are crossing the Arizona border, blending in with groups of Mexican and South American illegal immigrants.

The investigators found that on this day, several individuals of this kind were being detained here, including some from Sudan, Iran, and even Iraq.

These are just the ones who were caught.

Who are they? They’re called ‘Special Interest Aliens” or “SIA.”

According to Ben Anderson, a retired U.S. Army Colonel, The SIA that they don’t want to talk about. That’s special interest alien. These are people from those countries that we consider terrorist threats.”

Anderson is a retired U.S. Army Colonel who tracks illegal immigration from his home in Sierra Vista, Arizona. He has a website sharing his research into Special Interest Aliens.

“You will not read about that. You will not hear about that. They will not talk about that. They will not provide that info to the press.

Colonel Anderson says these Special Interest Aliens originate in the Middle East or Northeast Asia. They travel through Spain to what’s called the tri-border area of Brazil, Argentina, and Uruguay, then, to Mexico City.

They pay to learn Spanish language skills, and by the time they reach the U.S., they’re acting and talking like Mexicans to fool border agents.

And, Anderson says, they’re entering the United States right through our backyard. “This is the main alley. It’s called “Cocaine Alley” or “Terrorist Alley.” Whatever you want to call it, Arizona is the prime place.”

Anderson says some Special Interest Aliens are well-funded. paying tens of thousands of dollars to be smuggled into this country. They manage to get passports from non-terrorist nations.

According to Retired Border Patrol Agent David Stoddard, “There are Middle Easterners coming across the border as we speak.”

Stoddard says Americans would be shocked if they knew just how many people from all over the world are getting into this country across the Arizona border. And he says we’re even less safe from terrorism today than we were before 9/11.

Take for example, the capture of terrorist suspect Jose Padilla. The Justice Department says Padilla and an accomplice planned to enter the U.S. thru Mexico to blow up apartment buildings in major cities, like New York.

Or the case of suspected al-Qaeda sleeper agent Mohammed Junaid Babar.

Babar has told investigators of a scheme to smuggle terrorists across the Mexican border. He’s tied to a terror plot to carry out bombings and assassinations in London.

Stoddard says, “It’s the ones who are sneaking into our country under cover of darkness between our ports of entry that concern me and should concern every American.

[former] Colorado Congressman Tom Tancredo says some illegals from terrorist nations are paying as much as $50,000 to be smuggled in. He says they’re not paying that kind of money simply to work at a 7/11.

No worries though. We have Homeland Fraternity Chief Janet Napolitano on the job who in her first testimony before Congress since Obama made the mistake of bringing her worthless ass on board refused to utter the words ‘terror’, ‘terrorist’ or even mention 9/11.

“Napolitano’s prepared remarks also show her using the word “attacks” less than her predecessors. She is the first secretary to use a Capitol Hill debut to talk about hurricanes and disasters, a sign of the department’s evolving mission following Hurricane Katrina.”

Evolving mission or wide open revolving door?

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