CHQ | CHQ Chairman Richard A. Viguerie has been telling the tone-deaf national leadership of the GOP – and anyone else who will listen – that according to the best polling available, there are three big vote-changing national issues this year:
1. National security
2. Ending the culture of lies, lawlessness and corruption with which Obama is poisoning our government
3. Stopping the Democrats’ plans to grant amnesty to millions of illegal aliens
While the national GOP leadership has not run one ad we could find attacking the Democrats on these issues, especially their plans to grant amnesty to millions of illegal aliens, some individual candidates, such as Scott Brown in New Hampshire, have done so with remarkable results.
While candidates who have avoided or not stuck with nationalizing the election on any of those three big issues have struggled, Mike Rounds in South Dakota and Thom Tillis in North Carolina come immediately to mind, Brown has taken his underfunded campaign from the cellar to actually leading incumbent Democrat Jeanne Shaheen in some of the latest polls.
In their final debate Brown hammered Shaheen on immigration multiple times, “lighting her up” as our friend Matt Boyle of Breitbart put it, “over supporting the president’s planned executive amnesty—and for voting for the Senate ‘Gang of Eight’ bill.”
Aliens from Some Nations Are More Equal than Others
October 31, 2014
Speaking generally, our immigration laws and practices are supposed to be blind and unbiased as far as national origin is concerned. If a citizen marries a partner from overseas, we expect that the spouse will be treated the same no matter where the partner was born — Albania or Zambia.
Fences at the White House, Fences at the Border
October 30, 2014
Like most Americans, I followed the media accounts of White House fence jumper Omar Gonzalez with a lot of concern — especially as the revelations continued to seep out about exactly how serious the security breach was, and how far Gonzalez made it into “the people’s house”.
Devastating Investigative Report Exposes One Part of the H-1B Problem
October 30, 2014
There are two major problems with the H-1B program:
- It routinely drives down wages for everyone in the high-tech industries and deprives resident workers of good jobs.
- It often results in the additional exploitation of workers from India, routinely, but not always, by firms from India.
CHQ | Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL), Ranking Member of the Senate Budget Committee and senior member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, sounded the alarm today for those concerned about our borders: Obama is helping open borders billionaires while planning “to deny millions of Americans their shot at entering the middle class and a better life.”
Sessions posted a statement today in response to the Wall Street Journal’s October 29 report entitled, “Obama May Cut Deportations.” The report revealed that President Obama is likely to announce an executive order that grants amnesty to millions of illegal immigrants as soon as one week after election day.
It gets worse.
The report also stated that the Administration may allow illegal immigrants who have already spent a minimum amount of time in the U.S. or have family ties to others living in America.
The Wall Street Journal article pointed out that, “Those requirements, depending on how broadly they are drawn, could offer protection to between one million and four million people in the country illegally.”
But the bad news doesn’t stop there.
ConservativeHQ, Jeff Sessions, Ted Cruz, and other high-profile conservatives have warned that Democrats are selling out working American families to boost Big Business.
POLITICO | Gil Kerlikowske was hoping to make it through at least his first week on the job without being awakened in the middle of the night. President Barack Obama’s new head of Customs and Border Protection, Kerlikowske could have used a week of quiet as he began to figure out the nation’s largest law enforcement agency, with its 46,000 gun-carrying Customs officers and Border Patrol agents and massive $12.4 billion annual budget. He didn’t get it. On his sixth night after taking office in March, a Border Patrol agent’s single gunshot 1,500 miles away from Washington interrupted Kerlikowske’s sleep. The gunshot itself wasn’t all that surprising; Border Patrol agents regularly open fire on suspected smugglers, border crossers and people harassing them from across the Mexican line. So often, in fact, that the agency doesn’t even bother to release details on most shooting incidents. But this wasn’t a regular shooting incident.
Early the day before, while Kerlikowske, an affable career cop who had spent five years as Obama’s drug czar, was going about his meetings in CBP’s headquarters at Washington’s cavernous Ronald Reagan Building, three Honduran women had surrendered to a green-uniformed U.S. Border Patrol agent in the Rio Grande Valley.
That, too, was a common occurrence. “RGV,” as it’s known in the Border Patrol, has been the epicenter of this year’s “border crisis,” the latest in a long series that stretches back decades—crises that inevitably lead to calls for more money, more agents, more fences. In this year’s iteration, tens of thousands of people fleeing the Central American countries of El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras have journeyed through Mexico to turn themselves in at the U.S. border seeking asylum. Many of the refugees have been unaccompanied minors (“UACs” to the bureaucracy), a fact that strained the U.S. government response and unleashed critical 24-hour cable media coverage. RGV had been particularly flooded, and so the detention of the three Honduran women—a mother, her 14-year-old daughter and a second teen—around midday on March 12 shouldn’t have been anything other than routine.
Except that they surrendered to Esteban Manzanares.
Manzanares, a stocky 32-year-old agent who kept his head shaved short, was already under suspicion for misconduct—colleagues suspected he had let two border violators go free—but there was a huge backlog of misconduct cases at the inspector general’s field office in McAllen, Texas, and Manzanares was but one small unconfirmed red flag amid many along the southern border, so even under suspicion, he remained on duty with the Border Patrol.
Rather than detain the three Honduran women and bring them to the McAllen holding center, a 300-bed unit that some nights this spring hosted more than 1,000 people, Manzanares locked the women in the back of his Ford patrol truck—and drove them around the scrubland surrounding McAllen for an hour or two. It was a perfectly lovely South Texas day—sunny, low 70s, a bit cool for that time of year.
At 3:15 p.m., Manzanares texted his ex-wife, saying he wanted to be a good dad to their two children: “I want to help in any way I can but I am very limited.”
Then he stopped his truck in a wooded area. He raped both the mother and the daughter. He slit the mother’s wrists and tried to break the daughter’s neck, leaving them for dead in the brush.
He drove off with the third woman bound in his green-and-white heavy-duty Border Patrol truck with a red-and-blue light bar on top, a Department of Homeland Security logo on the door and a U.S. flag on the hood. Somewhere out in the borderlands, the agent left his third prisoner hidden, bound with duct tape.
Manzanares wrapped up his scheduled shift a little after 4 p.m. and returned his truck to the motor pool at the McAllen Border Patrol station, a huge new 68,000-square-foot facility constructed for $22.4 million as part of the agency’s influx of new agents and money over the past decade. Only at 5:45 p.m., his paperwork for the day completed, did he finally pull out of the Border Patrol station. His apartment was just three miles straight down the highway, past South Texas College and then a right turn at the Exxon station, but he wasn’t going straight home.
It was just around that time that other Border Patrol agents made a horrifying discovery, spotting one of the women Manzanares had left for dead wandering past a security camera—one link in the huge post-9/11 network of electronic eyes and sensors that now monitors the border region. Agents responded to the scene and after a brief search located both the injured mother and daughter, took them to the hospital and began looking for their attacker; the women described him as wearing green, so the agents suspected they were looking for one of their own.
They were, and he was not far away: After leaving work, Manzanares had retrieved the third victim and brought her back to his apartment in a housing complex, the last set of buildings before the Rio Grande that demarcates the two countries. The complex was home to a number of his Border Patrol colleagues—including his next-door neighbor and one across the hall. They all joked about how safe it was. Border Patrol agents seemed to be everywhere in McAllen these days, as the agency since 9/11 had become one of the region’s largest employers, a boon for one of the poorest metropolitan areas in the country. There were now some 3,200 agents in RGV—driving along the border, patrolling by boat, flying overhead in helicopters, working interior checkpoints, watching cameras, staffing the Border Patrol’s new overhead surveillance blimp, the latest high-tech toy cast off by the Pentagon and repurposed to protect the border.
Back inside his apartment, Manzanares stripped his teenage prisoner naked, bound her to a chair, stuffed a sock in her mouth and raped her.
By 7 p.m., the Border Patrol, having questioned the first two victims, had realized there was a third victim, notifying the FBI that a kidnapping had occurred and that the girl was probably being held by a Border Patrol agent. The magnitude and horror of the crime were unusual, but the potential perpetrator wasn’t. The FBI in McAllen had gotten used to investigating assaults and misconduct among Border Patrol agents; it had become the field office’s top criminal priority.
It took only hours to narrow down a suspect: When investigators examined the truck Manzanares used on his shift, they found blood and duct tape.
By 12:39 a.m., FBI agents knocked on his red door, Apartment 1513, and shouted, “FBI—federal agents.” At first, there was no response. Then, the agents heard a single gunshot as Manzanares took his own life. When a SWAT team broke down the door, they found the teen inside, still naked and bound, but alive.
Now it was definitely time to tell the new commissioner.
GOP Core of the Treasonous “Gang of 8″ Hypocritically Warn Obama NOT to Pass His Own Amnesty Before They Pass Theirs
BREITBART | Three of the Republicans who worked to push comprehensive immigration reform through the Senate last year are calling on President Obama to refrain from taking executive action on immigration reform.
In a letter to Obama Thursday, Sens. John McCain (R-AZ), Lindsey Graham (R-SC), and Marco Rubio (R-FL) urged Obama not to offer amnesty to illegal immigrants until the southern border is secure and immigration law is effectively enforced.
“It is our view, along with many of our colleagues and a majority of the American people, that no action should be taken to legalize undocumented immigrants who are living and working in the United States until we have properly secured our southern border and provided for effective enforcement of immigration laws,” the trio wrote. “Moreover, the need to secure our southern border and effectively enforce the law has been underscored – not diminished – by recent developments at home and abroad of which you are well aware.”
WASHINGTON TIMES | The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Thursday pulled down a poster from its website explaining how Ebola can be spread through sneezing, according to the New York Post.
The original poster claimed, “Droplet spread happens when germs traveling inside droplets that are coughed or sneezed from a sick person enter the eyes, nose or mouth of another person,” the New York Post reported Wednesday.
The following NEW YORK TIMES articles provides a CYA statement for Obama when they wrie: “stayed out of trouble just enough to elude detection as the Obama administration ramped up deportations in recent years and expanded systems to identify foreigners who committed crimes.”
Anyone who has followed the Obama administration abandonment of enforcing our immigration laws knows this is an outright falsehood and the NEW YORK TIMES writers know that!
NEW YORK TIMES | LOS ANGELES — It would seem to be a worst case that opponents of the Obama administration on immigration had long forecast: An illegal immigrant — one who had been deported twice, yet returned to the country each time — is accused of killing two Northern California sheriff’s officers in a six-hour shooting rampage Friday.
The suspect led the authorities on a manhunt through two counties. After he was booked into the Sacramento County jail, federal immigration authorities used his fingerprints to identify the man, who gave his name as Marcelo Marquez: They said he was Luis Enrique Monroy Bracamonte, a Mexican who lived without papers in this country for more than a decade after he was deported in 1997 and again in 2001 because of drug- and weapon-related arrests.
“This case shows that our laws are not being enforced, and there are tragic consequences to not enforcing them,” said Ira Mehlman, a spokesman for the Federation for American Immigration Reform, or FAIR, a group that advocates tougher immigration controls.
The case could create a new problem for the Obama administration, as officials weigh steps the president could take after the Nov. 4 elections to expand protections from deportation for immigrants here illegally.
Emerging details of the suspect’s history — he gave his second last name in court in Sacramento on Tuesday as Bracamontes, not Bracamonte — show that he crossed the southwest border at least twice in a wave of illegal immigration more than a decade ago, then used several aliases and stayed out of trouble just enough to elude detection as the Obama administration ramped up deportations in recent years and expanded systems to identify foreigners who committed crimes.
Under the name Marcelo Marquez, Mr. Monroy Bracamontes was arraigned Tuesday on 14 felony counts, including the murders of the two sheriff’s officers, theft of a sheriff’s vehicle and a shotgun, four carjackings and the attempted murders of three deputies and a civilian. The 13-page complaint, which the Sacramento judge read in its entirety, also lists special circumstances in the case against him, including killing an officer engaged in his duties and killing the officers to avoid arrest, which could allow prosecutors to seek the death penalty.
BREITBART | A great many Republican House and Senate candidates may be staying away from talking immigration, or immigration reform this cycle, but not Jeb Bush. A funny thing happened on Jeb’s recent visit to Colorado to stump for Republican Cory Gardner in his race against Democrat Mark Udall.
Or, maybe it was three funny things. Bush didn’t seem to know, or at least have much to say about Colorado at an event in Castle Rock.
In his five-minute address, Bush talked mostly about the country and not the state, and said Republicans could create “high sustained economic growth.”
Jeb also used the event to take a swipe at … well, not Gardner’s opponent Udall, despite the close race, he went after Hillary Clinton, instead. He also shifted into Spanish for a bit for a comment on immigration, a topic he apparently elaborated on to Spanish language media at another event.
In a possible preview of a 2016 presidential race, former Florida governor Jeb Bush took a swipe at Hillary Clinton on Wednesday evening as he stumped for Republican candidates in the vital swing state of Colorado.
The constitution requires Congress to pass laws, not the president,” Bush said in Spanish, contrasting that with some Latin American strongmen’s ability to implement laws by fiat. If Obama acts unilaterally on immigration, Bush warned, “it will be harder to do it the appropriate way.”
The earlier Hispanic Chamber of Commerce meeting appears to be getting somewhat less coverage than the Castle rock event. Even Fox News Latino gave it only passing notice, though some might find a potential 2016 GOP presidential candidate coming out of the gate promising immigration reform might be newsworthy..
ALLAN WALL | Both candidates in the race for Texas Governor, Republican Greg Abbott and Democrat Wendy Davis, are bowing to racial Balkanization. Both are running Spanish language ads that suggest Texas Hispanics have different collective interests than Anglos. Whoever wins the election, a critical point has been conceded: Texas is supposedly just a collection of racial tribes, rather than a real community.
A quick look at the websites of both candidates (here for Abbott and here for Davis) reveals that each has a Spanish-language parallel site (here for Abbott and here for Davis). That’s not unusual these days. But it’s already difficult enough keeping up with the lies of politicians in one language—how are we to keep up with them in two?
Wendy Davis’s Spanish-language ads appeal to the Hispanics’ sense of impending takeover.</a> This includes her October 23 ad entitled “Our Moment”. The “our” here refers to Texas Hispanics—not Texans as a whole. The ad tells viewers that Wendy Davis is a champion of “nuestra comunidad” because she too derives from “humble roots”. Davis completes the ad by speaking in Spanish, assuring viewers that “Somos familia, y como familia, logramos mas” (“We are family, and as family, we achieve more.”)
FRONT PAGE MAGAZINE | On October 22, 2014 CBS News, New York posted a brief report, “City Council Votes For Bills To Protect Jailed Immigrants From Feds.”</a> This report illustrates the unholy alliance forged between many politicians and news agencies to skew the truth about immigration. The article begins with this excerpt:
NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Bills passed by the City Council Wednesday aim to keep detained immigrants from being deported by the federal government.
The City Council voted in favor of the legislation 41-6 Wednesday.
As WCBS 880’s Rich Lamb reported, the measures, supported by Mayor Bill de Blasio, would prohibit correction officials and police from handing over detainees to immigration officials.
The report went on to note:
“The law will only allow the city to honor the detainer if the subject has been convicted of a violent or serious felony in the last five years or if the person is a possible match on the federal terrorist watchlist,” she said.
The bill would also shutter the federal immigration office on Rikers Island.
First of all, let’s consider that the title of the CBS article incorporates the phrase, “Protect the Jailed Immigrants From the Feds.” There are two key words that paint a deceptive image and both evoke a strong emotional response and virtually create the illusion that the efforts to impede the effective enforcement of our immigration laws against aliens who have been arrested for allegedly committing crimes is no less than heroic.
US Citizenship to Be Sold by Fertility Clinics; American “Citizens” No Longer Have to Ever Set Foot in America or Have American Parents
BY JAMES KIRKPATRICK | Birthright citizenship is bad enough. No real country is built around the idea that simply being born on a particular spot of soil gives one a sense of community with the rest of the nation. But now the Obama Administration has decided that even this lowest common denominator definition of citizenship is too restrictive. You can now be a citizen of the United States even if you have never actually set foot in the United States or even if your parents have never set foot in the United States.
President Barack Obama’s administration has decided to let the surrogate birth industry sell U.S. citizenship — and access to the U.S. welfare system — to foreign parents who never even set foot in the United States.
The fertility clinics will be able to pocket the profits, after granting access to American education, health, welfare and retirement services to the foreign children and the foreign parents.
The giveaway is accomplished by a surprise change in regulations, which redefined the term “mother” to include women who contract to carry other women’s embryos to birth.
[Obama Administration Allows Fertility Clinics to Sell US Citizenship, by Neil Munro, Daily Caller, October 28, 2014]