Don’t fall for the trap: Why Obama should not be impeached when he grants executive amnesty.
Linked to by Pirate’s Cove. Thank you!
Faustam fortuna adiuvat
American and Latin American Politics, Society, and Culture.
Don’t fall for the trap: Why Obama should not be impeached when he grants executive amnesty.
Linked to by Pirate’s Cove. Thank you!
Hey, I know scientists with PhDs who have had to leave because their visas weren’t extended, but Obama is inviting in 100,000 Haitians to be your new neighbors, a move that will have disastrous consequences for Puerto Rico.
Keith Hoffler: Obama Quietly Begins Unilateral Immigration Reform
President Obama Friday made a downpayment on the sweeping immigration “reform” he is expected to unilaterally declare once the elections are out of the way, permitting up to around 100,000 prospective Haitian immigrants to bypass immigration law and enter the country.
The move, a typical Friday announcement designed to attract minimum notice, eliminated wait times for
future Florida Democratic votersHaitians who have been approved to gain green cards in two years, allowing them to make their way to the United States beginning in 2015 instead and begin working if they want.
Their entry has to have been petitioned by “family” members already in the United States.
This will negatively impact Florida, but especially Puerto Rico’s ailing economy, which has a sizable Haitian illegal alien problem.
Obama is bypassing Congress since his priorities are clear. This statement from Deputy Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas shows that the administration has its eye on rebuilding the Haitian economy, a foreign country, giving no thought to the ailing economy of Puerto Rico, a U.S. Commonwealth,
“The rebuilding and development of a safe and economically strong Haiti is a priority for the United States. The Haitian Family Reunification Parole program promotes a fundamental underlying goal of our immigration system — family reunification,” said Deputy Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas. “It also supports broader U.S. goals for Haiti’s reconstruction and development by providing the opportunity for certain eligible Haitians to safely and legally immigrate sooner to the United States.”
But wait! There’s more!
Speaking to the Miami Herald, an administration official did not try to hide that the action was taken in lieu of legislation.
Comprehensive immigration reform would have solved this problem not just for Haitians but for all other nationalities who are waiting in the immigrant visa backlog because it would have substantially increased the numbers of family immigrant visas available and people would have been able to come in as permanent residents. As it hasn’t happened, we are proceeding with this program.
“For all other nationalities”? According to the House Judiciary Committee,
A similar program that reunited Central American children with their parents had a fraud rate of about 70%.
Ruling country by decree: a rolling disaster of President Obama’s own making.
Morales confident he will win Sunday’s election in all nine Bolivian districts
At an event to mark the closing of his campaign ahead of Sunday’s elections, a self-assured Evo Morales told Bolivians that he will win all over the country and will even take the opposition’s bastions of support in the east.
Number of Attacks in Southern Brazil State Rises to 100
The wave of violence, which has left at least three people dead and 41 buses destroyed, has spread to 31 cities in Santa Catarina, whose authorities say the attacks are ordered by a criminal gang from Argentina.
Brazil Suspected Ebola Case Tests Negative
A West African man held in isolation at a Rio de Janeiro hospital on suspicion of bringing the deadly Ebola virus to South America has tested negative for the disease, the Health Ministry said Saturday.
Former Cayman Premier Acquitted
Hours later, President Juan Manuel Santos said that he personally signed off on the trips, which he described as “part of the process, normal.”
— Coco Farinas (@cocofarinas) October 9, 2014
El escándalo uruguayo
A Raúl Sendic, candidato vicepresidencial de Uruguay, junto a Tabaré Vásquez, por el movimiento izquierdista Frente Amplio, del presidente José Mujica, le salpicó la “maldición“ del petróleo. Un cuestionado convenio de canje de crudo por derivados entre Ancap/Trafigura/Petroecuador que involucra USD 6.400 millones, empezó a pasar las primeras facturas, en medio de la campaña electoral. El escándalo ampliamente cubierto por la prensa uruguaya, hace referencia al libro Ecuador Made in China, y a una carta remitida al gobierno uruguayo y a varios legisladores de ese país.
. . .
La referida cláusula del Convenio señala que Ecuador proveerá hasta 36000 barriles diarios de crudo, sin embargo en el contrato firmado el mismo día en Montevideo, se estableció la entrega de hasta 100000 barriles diarios, con lo que se violó el Convenio. Incluir un volumen de 100000 barriles día notificaba al más ingenuo que el crudo no estaba destinado a la refinería uruguaya, cuya capacidad máxima, cuando está operativa, es de 50000 barriles día, y de un crudo diferente al ecuatoriano. Al respecto, la Contraloría abona con conclusiones que dejan sin respuesta a los autores del Acuerdo: “se contrató con Ancap, sin que existan estudios técnicos que demuestren los beneficios para el país de una contratación directa”, señala en organismo.
The Women’s Legal Defense and Education Fund urged the appeals court to rule for Chevron on a highly technical but critical issue. You read that correctly: The nation’s oldest women’s-rights legal advocacy organization, a left-leaning group that helped enact the landmark 1994 Violence Against Women Act and represents victims of sexual harassment and spousal brutality, supports the multinational oil company in its struggle against a crusading lawyer who claims to represent the impoverished and oppressed.
Mexico Arrests Alleged Head of Juárez Drug Cartel
Federal police arrested alleged Juárez drug cartel leader Vicente Carrillo Fuentes in the northern city of Torreón on Thursday, Mexican officials said. His Arrest Is Seen as Symbolic Amid Police Scandal
Trinidad and Tobago Mulls Postponing Carnival over Ebola Fears
Wouldn’t it be better if they had done this while Maduro was speakinVenezuela: Exxon wins $1.6 billion settlementg at the UN? UN urges Venezuela to release dissenter leader Leopoldo López
The Working Group on Arbitrary Detention of the United Nations (UN) described as illegal the actions of the Venezuelan authorities in the proceedings against the political opposition leader for the events of February 12
Venezuela: a land of political killings and gang turf wars
Politician Robert Serra was murdered in his home
The grisly murder of a young politician and killing of a pro-regime militia leader in police shoot-out signal a bloody power struggle for the legacy of Hugo Chavez, writes Phillip Sherwell
The week’s posts and podcast:
Why Venezuela should not have a seat at the UN Security Council
At Da Tech Guy Blog:
Why bother covering up the Cartagena, Colombia, prostitution scandal?
Because it’s cheaper than to solve Mexico’s systemic problems,
Mexico Pays To Help Its Citizens Avoid Deportation From The U.S. (h/t Breitbart) for the fees under the “dreamers act”, DACA.
The Mexican Embassy in Washington, D.C., does not keep track of how many DACA applications the consulates have funded nationwide, according to Julian Escutia, head of the embassy’s consular coordination and Hispanic affairs section.
Said Julian Escutia, head of the embassy’s consular coordination and Hispanic affairs section, unironically,
“Our main objective is the well-being of our nationals wherever they are,” he said. “So what we want for them is that they are successful and really continue contributing to this country [the U.S.].”
Which is more than what the U.S. has done for Andrew Tahmooressi.
The case highlights the corruption and collusion between politicians and drug traffickers in many parts of rural Mexico today.
So much for “the well-being of our nationals wherever they are.”
Border security is national security.
Islamic terrorists have entered the United States through the Mexican border and Homeland Security sources tell Judicial Watch that four have been apprehended in the last 36 hours by federal authorities and the Texas Department of Public Safety in McAllen and Pharr.
JW confirmed this after California Congressman Duncan Hunter, a former Marine Corp Major and member of the House Armed Services Committee, disclosed on national television that at least ten Islamic State of Iraq and Greater Syria (ISIS) fighters have been caught crossing the Mexican border in Texas. The veteran lawmaker got the astounding intel straight from U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), the Homeland Security agency responsible for guarding the 1,933-mile southern border.
In late August JW reported that Islamic terrorist groups are operating in the Mexican border city of Ciudad Juarez and planning to attack the United States with car bombs or other vehicle borne improvised explosive devices (VBIED). High-level federal law enforcement, intelligence and other sources confirmed to JW that a warning bulletin for an imminent terrorist attack on the border has been issued. Agents across a number of Homeland Security, Justice and Defense agencies have all been placed on alert and instructed to aggressively work all possible leads and sources concerning this imminent terrorist threat.
The feds denied it, HOMELAND: No Islamic State fighters coming from Mexico…
If you are not concerned about what Obama called the jayvee team, A top U.S. general admitted that a potential Ebola outbreak in Central America is a real threat to the United States and a scenario which could result in a mass migration across the U.S./Mexico border, as thousands would attempt to flee the deadly virus. Kelly said that,
if Ebola did reach Central America, it is likely to expect the virus to expand exponentially and to “rage” as it has in West Africa where officials now believe up to 1.4 million may contract the disease before 2015.
I’d call that “the kiss your a** good-bye scenario.”
And don’t forget enterovirus D68 (EV-D68): ATTKISSON: Outbreak of virus first idenfitied in cities with ‘significant number’ of relocated immigrants…
In other immigration news,
U.S. GENERAL: AL QAEDA WORKING WITH LATIN AMERICAN DRUG CARTELS. Not just any general,
The commander of the U.S. Southern Command said al Qaeda raises “a lot of money” by allowing Latin American drug cartels to traffic cocaine into Europe through West Africa, explicitly associating the two enterprises.
“We know that the cocaine that flows out of Bolivia and Peru, the number one and number two producer, feeds the cocaine habit around the world,” said U.S. Marine Gen. John Kelly, commander of Southcom, during an October 7 speech delivered to an audience at the National Defense University in Washington, D.C.
That’s a funny statement for Nieto to make considering that Mexico bars immigrants based on race. And a hundred other reasons.
Of course they didn’t. Who thought they would? This is precisely what amnesty shills have in mind when they demand “due process” for illegals. You’re detained, you’re given a date to meet with immigration agents or appear before an immigration judge to decide whether you’ll be deported, and then you’re sent on your merry way into the United States — never to be seen by the state again. The point of “due process” is to give illegals an easy way to avoid the process. DHS understands this.
. . .
Give me a reason why the appropriate House committee shouldn’t return to D.C. next month and hold a hearing on why these numbers weren’t publicly released but rather reserved for the White House’s amnesty allies.
On the other hand it’s big news, or should be. It means that our immigration laws are not just broken, they are a joke. What’s more, everyone knows it, including and perhaps especially the illegal immigrants entering our country, who plan at the outset to take full advantage of the situation.
What do you mean, perhaps?
After the number of families arriving and being apprehended at the southern border surged this year to levels never seen before, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials are opening a fourth detention facility for illegal-immigrant families apprehended in the area, and its capacity will dwarf the three existing family detention centers.
As you, gentle reader, enjoy a staycation at your humble abode, for which you bust a gut to pay and maintain, ponder this,
ICE spokesman Carl Rusnok did offer a statement emphasizing that the center will feature ease of access to the detainees and a high quality of living for detainees.
“Individuals can move freely throughout the facility from their living quarters to playrooms, communal areas with snacks and drinks, a library, exercise rooms, visitation rooms, the outdoors, etc. Children will receive instruction from state-certified teachers. The open plan has features that protect the safety and security of detainees and staff, who can move about, unescorted, availing themselves of educational and recreational opportunities, including contact visitation from friends, relatives, attorneys and others,” Rusnok said. “ICE ensures that these residential centers operate in an open environment, which includes medical care, play rooms, social workers, educational services, and access to legal counsel.”
Meanwhile, 1 in 4 Americans 25-54 Not Working
In other news,
Linked to by The Pirate’s Cove. Thank you!
My latest, Up next: A mercenary army?, is up at Da Tech Guy Blog.
The Venezuelan government continues to deny it,VENEZUELAN GOVERNMENT DISMISSES EXISTENCE OF DEADLY ILLNESS
An apparent viral disease causing fever and skin rashes has taken the lives of ten in Venezuela, according to hospital officials. While doctors have ruled out both Ebola and Chikungunya fever, they remain stumped as to what is causing the illness.
According to El Universal, the nation’s largest newspaper, the virus has hit hardest in the northern state of Aragua, where eight people died last week. Maracay’s Central Hospital in the region declared a “state of alarm,” noting that the disease could be either viral or bacterial, but tests have not confirmed its identity. Of the initial eight victims, half were children, all who died less than 72 hours after being admitted to the hospital. One of the ten victims died not in Aragua, but in the capital, Caracas.
As Venezuela and others follow the disastrous Cuban model, the open border presents new challenges.
Monica Showalter’s editorial at IBD:
As Obama Leads Anti-Ebola Charge To Save Africa, Little Done About New Diseases Coming Up From Border
Venezuela has confirmed 398 cases of chikungunya fever, 55,970 cases of malaria and 45,745 cases of dengue fever — all diseases that were either unknown or else had had been eradicated from the country two decades ago. There’s also 9 deaths from a strange new, unnamed hemorrhagic fever in Aragua state.
Meanwhile, in Honduras, El Salvador and Costa Rica, a monster dengue epidemic is raging through the region right now, with 120,000 cases, and 60 deaths, and public health emergencies declared in those countries.
The reality is, an unguarded border, a welcome-mat approach to illegals, well developed smuggling networks, and zero medical screening are virtually a guarantee of the spread of new diseases — and demand the political will to investigate it.
But the president’s focus is on Africa right now, and on the frightening disease that has caught the media’s attention and which may get his poll numbers up.
Yet the millions of malaria, tuberculosis and AIDS cases far more rampant in those African countries are getting no attention. Nor are the illnesses that could easily come up here from the south.
It points to crass politics — a wag-the-dog bid to divert public attention from the president’s other political problems, and a pander for the Latino vote.
since Political imperative trumps national security.
Deadly Outbreak in Venezuela Deemed ‘Terrorism’
President Nicolás Maduro said he ordered the prosecution of doctors who had alerted the public to the recent deaths of nine people in a public hospital from an unidentified but possibly infectious disease.
PLEDGES EXECUTIVE ACTION BEFORE HOLIDAYS…
The four-page memorandum states in the “Overall Objective” section, in part, that its purpose is: “to establish a collaborative relationship to provide Mexican Nationals in the United States with information, guidance, and access to education and training resources to help them understand and exercise their workplace rights, particularly with regard to reducing violations against them under the laws and regulations that are administered and enforced by EEOC.”
Nowhere in the MOU does it show exactly what Mexico is doing to protect its workers’ rights and what processes there are to safeguard them in Mexico.
Linked yo by Pirate’s Cove. Thank you!