August 17, 2012

Arizona Governor Jan Brewer: You Go, Girl!

From Front Porch Politics

Arizona Governor Jan Brewer will not be bullied by the Obama administration’s new illegal immigrant policies. According to a new executive order she issued on Wednesday, she has instructed state agencies to deny benefits to illegal immigrants regardless of whether they get temporary work permits or amnesty under Barack Obama’s disregard for the law in his new immigration policy. Brewer has labeled the new policy as “backdoor amnesty.”

Wednesday was the first day that illegals were to apply for work permits under the federal Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals policy and thousands lined up across the country to do so. But according to Brewer’s EO, state agencies will be denying IDs and benefits to those individuals.

You have to ask yourself: Why can’t all governors be as responsible and smart as Brewer when it comes to dealing with illegal immigrants?

Jan BrewerTelling Obama to insert his backdoor amnesty where the moon don’t shine… :-)

by @ 8:58 am. Filed under Border Security, Immigration, The Border

June 27, 2012

Now, this sounds JUST like an Obama policy

Get a load of this!

It appears that the Obama administration is not only getting in the face of the American people with their immigration policies, but they are also running a little private campaign of their own when it comes to the border patrol. Instead of the border patrol doing their job in an aggressive case in public, they are now being taught to run away and hide and only as a last resort are they to open fire. Wait! No! They can’t do that. They are supposed to become “aggressive” and “throw things.

Why, you may ask, am I not surprised? I mean this is indicative of an administration policy that could present more than its share of danger to both the American People and those tasked to defend our borders.

In another nauseating series of “Virtual Learning Center” brainwashing courses that Border Patrol agents are forced to sit behind a computer for hours and endure, we are now taught in an “Active Shooter” course that if we encounter a shooter in a public place we are to “run away” and “hide”. If we are cornered by such a shooter we are to (only as a last resort) become “aggressive” and “throw things” at him or her. We are then advised to “call law enforcement” and wait for their arrival (presumably, while more innocent victims are slaughtered). Shooting incidents cited in the course are Columbine, the Giffords shooting and the Virginia Tech shooting.

These types of mandatory brainwashing courses and the idiocy that accompanies them are simply stunning when they are force-fed to law enforcement officers. Anyone with an ounce of common sense knows that any three of the above shootings would have been stopped cold by an off-duty law enforcement officer or a law abiding citizen with a gun. The Fort Hood shooting would have been stopped cold by someone with a gun as well. The shooters in these situations depend on unarmed and scared victims. It gives them the power they seek. We could go on and on with examples of shootings that could have been stopped by someone with a firearm. One of the videos in this course actually shows a terrified female hiding behind a desk as an example of how to “hide” from some deranged shooter. Multiple quizzes throughout the course and a final test ensure repeatedly that we know that we only have three options when encountering some murderous thug in a public place. 1. Run away; 2. Hide; and 3. Only put up a fight as a last resort by acting aggressively and throwing things at the shooter. Not one mention anywhere of “if you are carrying a gun and you have the opportunity take the shooter out”. Calling 911 in these instances is obvious, but we all know that waiting on the arrival of uniformed law enforcement will ensure more people are killed, injured, or taken hostage. Telling law enforcement officers that in all instances they are to run away and hide from some thug while innocent victims are butchered is simply inexcusable and pathetic.

inexcusable and pathetic.

Hmph, just like the Obama Administration and those who support it, be they media or private citizen.

It is always comforting to know that for those of us who carry a weapon when we are off-duty, if we should encounter such a situation, stop a shooter and save countless lives, we can look forward to being disciplined or fired by the Border Patrol because we should have run away to hide and then maybe thrown objects at the deranged killer instead of taking action and stopping him with a firearm. This, in addition to the scrutiny and second-guessing that will come from local authorities and the inevitable possibility of lawsuits and criminal conviction.

Welcome to the New Patrol.


This is the kind of thing that makes you want to pull your hair out. We are in the middle of an investigation where this administration used an operation, which was called Fast and Furious but should have been called Dumb and Dangerous, that put thousands of weapons into the hands of some of Mexico’s most dangerous drug cartels. Some of these weapons were used to kill American and Mexican citizens, including border patrol agent Brian Terry. They want their people to be weak and cut off at the knees while the real criminals face no handicaps. This is a demonstration of absolute stupidity on the part of the Obama administration who provide such non-sensical training.

It’s not bad enough that the federal government, under this administration want our guns, but now they don’t seem to want border patrol to use theirs either. What kind of fantasy world do these lunatics, who are running the asylum, live in?

They live in Liberal La La Land, THAT’S WHERE!

by @ 10:58 am. Filed under The Border, The President

June 26, 2012

Our Monarch, His Majesty B. Hussein, Strikes Again

Well, the Supreme Court have rendered their decision on Arizona’s Immigration law.

Amid all the pronouncements of liberal victory against Arizona’s immigration law since the Supreme Court announced yesterday that it struck down three of four provisions of SB 1070, there’s an important point that some in the mainstream media are overlooking.

Obama lost. Big time.

The court, in 5-3 votes with Elena Kagan recusing herself, struck down three provisions having to do with state criminal penalties for immigration violations.

The fourth provision gives police the right to stop and demand to know the immigration status of people they reasonably suspect are in the country illegally.

Of course, they’re dealing with The Obama here.

It’s the fourth provision at the heart of the law that really had the administration worried, and that’s the provision that the court upheld unanimously.

Historically, a unanimous Supreme Court decision on anything seals the deal. Challengers need not bother. Adios. Hasta la vista, baby.

And, as we’ve been learning, even the Supreme Court can’t usurp the power of our king, you know, that guy up there in the White Castle House.

But the justices didn’t realize they were dealing with King Obama. Instead of accepting the decision of the court with good grace and committing himself to upholding the ruling as is the president’s duty, Obama immediately set about finding ways to get around it.

First came the promise that Attorney General Eric “Blind Eye” Holder was going to watch Arizona very closely for any signs of “racial profiling.” I give it two weeks before he sues Arizona again.

Then, just to hammer home the point that His Majesty was not pleased, almost immediately following the court’s decision came the announcement that Homeland Security was suspending existing agreements with Arizona law enforcement regarding immigration, meaning they would ignore most immigration calls from Arizona.

With a president like Obama, who needs a supreme court or, for that matter, even a congress, anyway, when that one man there in the Oval Office is, evidently, all the government we need?

by @ 11:51 am. Filed under Immigration, The Border, The President

May 10, 2012

Feds Suing Their Worst Nightmare

From Godfather Politics

The Justice Department announced Wednesday that it is going to sue Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio, claiming that his department is engaging in racial profiling in its well-publicized efforts to enforce U.S. immigration laws.

The feds have been seeking to bring Arpaio under judicial control and “train” his officers in constitutional traffic stops and how to reassure Latinos that the department serves them as well. Arpaio flatly refused to have his department placed under a court monitor, saying it would undermine his authority by forcing him to seek approval of policy decisions.

How the Obama Administration detests any state or officials therein who dare embrace their constitutionally granted states’ rights, and even worse when said state or official therein deigns to follow the Constitution, a document the incumbent administration holds in utter contempt.

Besides, as we know, the Party of Obama also opposes requiring proof that one is eligible to vote; This way, illegals can help elect and reelect liberal politicians.

“An illegal vote is a Democrat vote”.

He’s right, of course. Everything the “fast and furious” folks at Eric Holder’s Justice Department have been doing in Arizona has been about bringing the sheriff to heel.

Arpaio, whose office has been under investigation by a federal grand jury since 2009 for abuse of power allegations, has been a thorn in the side of Justice and the Obama Administration, first by his enforcement of immigration laws that the feds have refused to enforce, then more recently by his public investigation of President Obama, which found that the birth certificate released by the White House, and possibly other documents, is a forgery.

All of this has put Arpaio under a microscope, and critics have been looking for any excuse to call for his resignation.

Here at Hard Astarboard we consider Joe to be America’s Sheriff. If only more state and local officials stood up to Obama’s bullying.

The legal actions may be coming from Justice, but lurking in the shadows is La Raza, a virulently racist radical group that openly promotes giving the American West to Mexico. It is also a big supporter of President Obama.

Holder’s Justice Department has been giving favors to the Black Panther Party, so it’s no surprise that it would be doing La Raza’s bidding as well.

All that’s needed is for the Obama Administration and Holder to start doing the bidding of right thinking Americans.

At a press conference Wednesday, Arpaio defended himself against the impending lawsuit, saying, “If they sue, we’ll go to court. And then we’ll find out the real story. There’s lots of miscommunication emanating from Washington. They broke off communications.

“They’re telling me how to run my organization. I’d like to get this resolved, but I’m not going to give up my authority to the federal government. It’s as simple as that.”

Go, Joe!

by @ 12:20 pm. Filed under American Heroes, American Patriotism, American Rights, The Border

August 12, 2007

Some News Is Good News…

such as this item.

Mexican shelters, usually the last stop for northbound migrants, are filling with southbound deportees. Fewer migrants are crossing in the wind-swept deserts along an increasingly fortified border. Far to the north, fields are empty at harvest time as workplace raids become more common.

Now, don’t take this the wrong way, but the remark about fields being empty at harvest time, obviously meaning due to lack of illegal Mexican workers, engenders in me a certain degree of sympathy for the farmers involved, as I understand that this will lead to financial shortfalls if they cannot harvest their crops, however: These same farmers have been knowingly breaking federal laws by hiring criminal aliens, year after year, to harvest for them.

They have been doing so for the sole purpose of getting their labor dirt cheap. In short, they have contributed to felonies in an ongoing, multi-decade violation of the law, to remittance that has collectively taken billions of untaxed payroll dollars out of the U.S. economy and, by the very nature of their transgression, have been instrumental in promoting millions more aliens to sneak into the country for the purpose of finding illegal jobs. Making the U.S. such a hospitable place has also led to ten digit abuse of our Social Security system, the displacement of millions of jobs from legal U.S. citizens to those who are, in effect, trespassing on U.S. soil, the closings of emergency rooms due to the suffocating influx of uninsured and poor illegals seeking every kind of treatment, an increase in drug trafficking by foreign gangs and an increase in violent crime.

So it’s comeuppance time, the cheque has arrived at the table, chickens have come home to roost, there is that long-dreaded knock at the door…

It’s high time these folks found a legal way to get their crops harvested, just as it is for all others who have been (and are still) employing illegals to cut expenses. Maybe the pain they’re feeling or will soon be feeling will serve as a lesson: “Don’t break the law, let alone become complacent about doing so.”

It’s not “okay” to violate federal laws just because it’s financially expedient or “cost effective”, as an accountant would say, just as it is no valid defense that, “the only reason my business survived was because I ignored federal laws”.

They should be overjoyed if they only have to get rid of the criminal alien help and seek legal laborers before they are caught, rather than pay heavy fines and do prison time.

This is very definitely good news…

Mexicans are increasingly giving up on the American dream and staying home, and the federal crackdown on undocumented workers announced Friday should discourage even potential migrants from taking the risks as the United States purges itself of its illegal population.

U.S. border agents detained 55,545 illegal migrants jumping over border walls, walking through the desert and swimming across the Rio Grande River between October and June. That’s down 38 percent for the entire border compared to the same period a year before.

U.S. and Mexican officials say increased border security, including 6,000 National Guard troops, remote surveillance technology and drone planes, have thwarted smugglers who had succeeded for years at beating the system.

Mexicans are increasingly giving up on the American dream and staying home…

There’s some of the usual Mainstream Media spin for you, packaging all Mexicans into one convenient group; They could more accurately have written: “Non-law abiding Mexicans are increasingly giving up on sneaking into America in search of welfare and/or illegal employment.

Despite loud, well publicized (the MSM are, after all, a predominantly leftist, anti-America bunch) efforts on illegals’ behalf by liberals and activists on the ground, the Democrats in Congress, a few of thier weak Republican colleagues and the President, the Border Patrol and the National Guard have been doing their job, with dedication and success, along the border quite well.

While the majority party in Congress welcomes illegal immigration with open arms, majority output from the American People has been making many illegals and potential illegals feel anything but welcome.

Migrants also say they feel Americans are increasingly hostile toward immigrants.

“It’s the discrimination,” said 28-year-old George Guevara, who was deported to Tijuana last month after living in the U.S. for 18 years. “It’s making people step back. It’s just too much of a risk. It’s better to be out here.”

“Hostile” and “Discrimination”.

I’m pretty hostile towards illegal immigration and I definitely discriminate against illegal aliens. In the vernacular of the left, this would make me a racist, which I am not — I welcome anyone who comes to America with the intention of obeying our laws, becoming an American and assimilating into our society, but I do not welcome any non-citizen who sneaks into the country and preys on our economy.

Deportations also are up for illegal immigrants who have lived in the States for years. Some are caught for minor infractions like a burned-out headlight. Others are rounded up in workplace raids that the Bush administration has vowed to intensify.

The new measures announced Friday will force employers to fire anyone who cannot prove their Social Security numbers are legitimate.

While I am suspicious of the President’s abrupt turnaround on immigration enforcement, others whose opinions I respect and whose projections are usually right on the money have opined that having lost in his amnesty bid for illegals, this is likely a support effort for Republicans running in the 2008 election cycle.

My suspicions might be softened somewhat if the President were to issue complete pardons to Border Patrol Agents Ramos and Compean, but this lack of support for two brave federal officers who were completely ruined, then railroaded into prison by an assinine, law enforcement hostile federal attorney tells a story of its own. Especially in light of the fact that the key witness was himself a foreign criminal who at the time of the incident in question was in the midst of smuggling a large quantity of an illegal substance into the United States — and he was given immunity to testify against the agents that stopped him! This same Mexican criminal used a “border pass” bestowed upon him courtesy of the same federal attorney to smuggle in some more marijuana, even as the two agents were being prosecuted.

And then, of course,

Many employers join President Bush in blaming Congress for stalling an accord that would allow more people to work legally.

“Pretty shortly people are going to be knocking on people’s doors saying `Man we’re running out of workers,’” Bush said.

This is why I continue to believe that his sudden “get tough” policy may only be a hiatus while a back-burnered amnesty agenda is reworked. The Boss is still plugging his justification for the same agenda he’s followed all along.

So I will continue to wait patiently for the actual deeds that will or will not follow the words. After all, the positive results cited in the linked article have come to fruition over a long period of time, not just since the Administration announced last week that they are going to crack down on that which they’ve hitherto fervently supported.

More Cheek From Mexico

Mexican President Felipe Calderon also lashed out Thursday. “The U.S. Congress, which today turns its back on reality, knows full well that the American economy could not move forward without the labor of Mexicans,” he said.

Can you believe that guy? Here’s yet another in the long line of corrupt Mexican leaders who preside over one eternal failed economy, complete with millions of families living in squalor, and he’s lecturing us on our economy?

HaHaHaHaHaHa…cough!…Hah…whew!…excuse me…heh…

It is my personal observation that Calderone must sound a lot like calzone because both are full of cheese.

Of course, I can see why El Presidente is somewhat concerned –

Fewer Mexicans are sending home cash remittances — Mexico’s biggest source of foreign income after oil — leaving many Mexican relatives with no other resources, the Inter-American Development Bank reported Wednesday.

Basically, the only real basis for Felipe Calderone’s complaint is that his country’s massive “welfare” from America is beginning to dry up. He could care less about the American people — traditionally, leaders of Mexico barely, if at all, even care about their own people — he could care less about the U.S. economy except where it leaks over into Mexico.

He also forgets that he is an elected official of Mexico, not the United States, and would therefore be more proactive by pursuing ways by which his country can develop its economy on its own. I mean, Mexico is supposed to be an independent nation, isn’t it?

by @ 2:54 am. Filed under Criminal Aliens, Homeland Security, Immigration, The Border