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Arizona’s Immigration Bill SB1070

Posted by Billy On April - 29 - 2010

Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past week, you’ve heard about Arizona Governor Jan Brewer has sign the Bill (sb1070) into law. A law that makes it necessary for all people to carry their identification card with them at all times. The law gives Police Officials the authority to ask and to see the information not only from aliens but from any individual that is considered suspicious or when there is enough suspicion that suspect is not legal resident.

The Democrats as well as many different Hispanic coalitions up in arms saying that the bill is unconstitutional and racially bias. How can a bill that targets people who are here illegally (Russian, Canadians, Mexicans and many other) be racially bias? Yes the bill passed in the state of Arizona and they do have an extreme problem with the illegal Mexican population. Before you get annoyed by the comment of “problem”, let me list the issues that Arizona is having with the illegal population in their state.

* 22% of the felonies in Maricopa county are committed by illegal immigrants.
* The federal government has estimated that the illegal population in Arizona has grown from 330,000 in 2000, to 560,000 in 2008.( )
* 17% of those arrested by the Border Patrol in the Tucson area already have criminal records in the United States.
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* In 2007, the Center for Immigration Studies estimated that 12 percent of workers in Arizona are illegal immigrants.
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These are just four that I have listed, but the issues go on forever. Issues that include some illegal immigrants being on welfare, having no insurance, as well as their U.S. born children (which shouldn’t have been born here if their parents stayed in their own country) in the school system. I won’t even go into the issue of these illegal immigrants paying taxes.

The problem is not they want to come here and take part in the American dream, it the fact that they are not coming into this country through the legal system. I am a second generation American, my grandparents came here to this country through Ellis Island. I agree with the law that Arizona’s Governor has passed and as Americans we all should.

Clowns To The Left Of Me, Jokers To The Right

Posted by Billy On May - 17 - 2009

Wouldn’t that line from “Stuck In The Middle With You” make a great slogan for the Libertarian party? LOL

Speaking of the left, seems a growing number of them are dissatisfied with Obama. Josh Gerstein from Politico writes;

Barely four months into his presidency, Obama is confronting growing dissatisfaction among members of his liberal base, who feel spurned by a series of his early decisions on issues ranging from guns to torture to immigration to gay rights. A few, like MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow, have even hurled the left’s ultimate epithet – suggesting that Obama’s turning into George W. Bush. For liberals who viewed Obama as something of a savior after eight years of Bush, the discontents are piling up.

A growing number of organizations, bloggers and pundits, many of whom kept quiet about slights in Obama’s first few months, are now going public with their disillusionment.

Michael Meyers of the New York Civil Rights Coalition said many Obama supporters (with support from voices on the right) built him up to be more of a liberal icon than his public speeches and writings ever justified.

“They invested in Obama everything they wanted the next president to be. They thought, ‘He’s black, liberal, anti-Iraq War… urban, young.’ He was all of that and smart and he went to a radical church. They just knew,” Meyers said. “They exaggerated him. They saw him as a messiah. No president is a messiah.”

He’s not the person that people thought he was,” Meyers said. “The left is finding that out and the right is finding that out.”

Also from Politico, Andy Barr writes about Republican leaders who are backing Cheney’s criticism of Obama;

Republican leaders on Sunday backed Dick Cheney’s attacks on President Barack Obama, calling the former vice president
a strong asset for the party.

“It doesn’t hurt us, it helps us,” House Minority Leader John Boehner said on CNN’s “State of the Union,” calling Cheney a “big member in our party.”

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) said ” We know Obama changed his mind in Iraq and decided to follow the advice of the military generals, and we also know that he’s now ordered a surge in Afghanistan just like the one that was successful in Iraq. So I think the administration has responded to the critique of the vice president” that the country is moving in the “wrong direction on national security issues.”

Janet Napolitano Against Border Safety

Posted by Billy On April - 30 - 2009

In this video, you will see a clear sign that Janet Napolitano hasn’t the slightest idea on how to protect this country. It’s bad enough that our borders aren’t secure, but to go ahead and order the border police not to wear protective masks is just a clear case that this woman should be removed from office.

In the video, you will see a phone number to call Congress to tell them to have Janet Napolitano resign from her position, then again it was never her’s in the first place since she is so incompetent.

The number to call is 877-851-6437

Illegal Immigration Is Killing This Country

Posted by Billy On September - 24 - 2008

My grandparents (from both sides) came from Europe and they always thought their greatest accomplishment was becoming an American citizen. They’ve told me many times as I was going up, how they loved the fact that they were given the chance to be an American.
Unfortunately that is no longer the case with the new wave of immigrants that are coming here illegally. As a matter of fact the numbers of immigrants coming over the border is growing at an unbelievable rate. That is because we allow our politicians to not just help them get into this country, but they even help them get established as to where to find jobs, pass bills that will allow them to get bank accounts and last but not the least get subprime mortgages.

Yes, you read that right, mortgages.

When I went o get a mortgage, the lenders had my wife and I jump through hoops in getting paperwork as well as the 10% down to get it. We’ve paid off our mortgage and didn’t ask for any handouts in the process. Our credit crisis is the way it is because of bad lending practices and lack of true credit from the borrowers.

While I was looking through my daily blogs I came across this post from Michelle Malkin that I wanted to share with our readers that might have missed her article. Her post on illegal immigration and the mortgage mess really got my balls twisted and I wished that there was something that I could do, but it’s gotten to the point that our own government doesn’t really listen to us anymore.