Liberals Find Out What Happens When You Open Your Home To Muslim Refugees. Looks like one liberal family has had an epiphany. Do we feel sorry for them? Not one bit. Note you don’t see jack about the police doing anything.
Obama’s immigration taunt: Next president won’t dare reverse my executive action. Considering the new term hasn’t even started and the Republicans have already put the French in 2nd place in the surrender contest we have to believe he’s right.
‘Power of the purse’ option less attractive to Repubs angered by immigration order. Let the weaseling by the RINOs begin! Republicans do not understand that when you’re in command, command!
The President Tweets This ‘FACT’ About His Immigration Plan – and Twitter Hits Back In Full Force. Evidently President Obola is using Webster’s definition 5. slang : steal, shoplift.
FACT: President Obama’s #ImmigrationAction will boost the U.S. GDP by tens of billions of dollars.
— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) November 22, 2014
One of many responses:
@BarackObama Put down the joint
— Jen Stroup (@JenStroup) November 23, 2014
[WATCH] OBAMA’S AMNESTY SPEECH – LONG ON WIND, SHORT ON FACTS, FULL OF HALF TRUTHS AND DECEPTION. In other words, the usual.
Barack Obama: ‘We are and always will be a nation of immigrants’: America has always been a nation of immirants, true enough. This fiat rule by an imperial president that answers neither to the people nor their democratically elected representatives in congress . . . that part is new.
On one hand, liberals demand that we spend more money on education because they say that is the only path out of poverty. On the other hand, they refuse to enforce border laws and allow the nation to be flooded with poor, uneducated illegal aliens. And on the other other hand, they bemoan the fact that poverty is a terrible problem.
Yet somehow our morally and intellectually superior liberal cousins never see the inherent conflict between those three issues.
The good news is that the American people see the issues very clearly:
A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 61% of Adults say if immigration laws were enforced, there would be less poverty in America. Only 19% disagree with that assessment, while 20% are not sure.
The number of adults who feel there would be less poverty is up 16 points from early July 2007 when only 45% of Americans felt that way. At that time, 32% disagreed.
Seventy-seven percent (77%) of Republicans and 58% of adults not affiliated with either political party feel there would be less poverty if immigration laws were enforced, a view shared by just 48% of Democrats.
… Despite the billions of dollars spent on government anti-poverty programs, a majority of Americans nationwide still believe there are more poor people in the country today than there were 10 years ago. In fact, a plurality (45%) of adults thinks the current government anti-poverty programs actually increase poverty in America.
A majority of Likely U.S. Voters feel that the policies and practices of the federal government encourage illegal immigration. Most voters continue to favor strong sanctions on employers who hire illegal immigrants and landlords who rent to them. Voters also feel strongly that police should check the immigration status of drivers during routine traffic stops.
Fifty percent (50%) of adults say it’s too easy to qualify for welfare in the United States. At the same time, 41% of Americans think it’s too easy to get food stamps in this country now.
Obviously, if you remove 20,000,000 illegal aliens from the poverty rolls in the United States, the stats start to look a lot different and liberal positions on poverty, education, crime and welfare quickly begin falling apart.
Congratulations to Rasmussen for asking the question liberals don’t want asked to the American people for seeing through years of liberal hypocrisy.
Ronald Rael is an assistant professor of architecture at U.C. Berkeley. And he has some decidedly odd ideas about a new, improved border fence that could only have come from that mind-numbingly liberal institution of higher
[Rael] has re-envisioned the wall as something like a town center, complete with infrastructure, social services, and recreational facilities. Among the stations he envisions along the wall are a volleyball court, a confessional, a lending library, a water catchment system, a wastewater treatment plant, a solar farm, and even a “burrito wall” featuring “a food cart inserted into the wall, allowing people from each side of the border to share a meal, chat and conduct business, all within full view of security.” …
“Border Wall as Infrastructure” a proposal by Rael and a partner, Virginia San Fratello, was a finalist in the 2010 Working Public Architecture 2.0 Competition organized by UCLA’s cityLAB.
Rael says the wall between the United States and Mexico, the new wall as he conceives it, that is, “will bring people together.”
Yeah. It probably will. Unfortunately, it would bring them together on this side of the border.
“Many of the designs,” Rael says, “are satirical.” Problem is, you can’t tell the serious ones from the satirical ones.
Two of our least favorite words in the English language: anchor baby.
And just to prove that we’re equal opportunity smart asses, two of our least favorite words in the Spanish language: anclaje bebé.
Judicial Watch has the details:
Census Bureau data reveals that most U.S. families headed by illegal immigrants use taxpayer-funded welfare programs on behalf of their American-born anchor babies.
Even before the recession, immigrant households with children used welfare programs at consistently higher rates than natives, according to the extensive census data collected and analyzed by a nonpartisan Washington D.C. group dedicated to researching legal and illegal immigration in the U.S. The results, published this month in a lengthy report, are hardly surprising.
… The study focused on eight major welfare programs that cost the government $517 billion the year they were examined. They include Supplemental Security Income (SSI) for the disabled, Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF), a nutritional program known as Women, Infants and Children (WIC), food stamps, free/reduced school lunch, public housing and health insurance for the poor (Medicaid).
Food assistance and Medicaid are the programs most commonly used by illegal immigrants, mainly on behalf of their American-born children who get automatic citizenship.
We give, they take. From the parasite’s point of view, it’s a symbiotic relationship.
Source: Judicial Watch
Janet Napolitano be damned. A new Rasmussen poll shows that very few Americans agree with the Obama administration’s official policy on border enforcement. It’s a case of the old saying, “Lead, follow or get out of the way.”
Rasmussen has the details:
In response to the Justice Department challenge of its effort to crack down on illegal immigration, Arizona has sued the federal government for failing to enforce immigration laws. Most voters continue to support Arizona’s new immigration law and strongly believe states should be able to fight illegal immigration if the federal government is not.
A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 67% of Likely U.S. Voters – two-out-of-three – think a state should have the right to enforce immigration laws if it believes the federal government is not enforcing them. Just 22% disagree and say states should not have that right…
Arizona is seeking reimbursement in its suit against the federal government, and nearly half (49%) believe the federal government should reimburse states for expenses incurred as a result of illegal immigration. Thirty percent (30%) say the government should not have to reimburse states, but another 21% are not sure.
Fifty-seven percent (57%) of voters continue to favor passage of an immigration law like Arizona’s in their own state. Twenty-eight percent (28%) oppose such a law, and 15% are undecided about it.
If you wondered why Janet Napolitano announced that she wouldn’t run for the vacant U.S. Senate seat in Arizona, look no further. Her policies are about as popular as herpes and her chances of getting elected in that state fall somewhere between slim and are-you-friggin-kidding-me?
The criminal mind is an endlessly creative thing. Here’s the story of the Feds busting a sham university created solely to help foreign “students” illegally gain student immigration status.
Of course, it was profitable, too, because each student paid the owner of the “university” $5400. And then the good ol’ American taxpayer gave her money, too.
We’re thinking of opening IHTM University. It has to pay better than blogging. We won’t have a football team, but we will have cheerleaders.
“Gimme an I, gimme an H, gimme an M, gimme a T.”
Damn it, even our cheerleaders need a proofreader.
H/T: Kimmy Queen
Source: Fox News
Arizona Governor Jan Brewer went to court on Thursday. She filed suit against the Obama administration over its failure to notice that we have a freakin’ border between the United States and Mexico.
Greta Van Susteren was there with her notepad and pen and GretaWire has the details:
Governor Jan Brewer just announced . . . . on behalf of the State of Arizona, she is suing the Federal Government.
There are 5 counts . . . . and here is a summary (my notes) from the press conference.
1. failure to achieve operational control over the Mexico/Arizona border.
2. failure to protect Arizona from invasion and Arizona says invasion not just limited to other countries to invade but applies to people and secured border.
3. failure to enforce immigration laws . . . . and their failure causes national security risks . . . abuse of discretion that Fed only enforce the law they want to and they should enforce all.
4. declaratory relief about reimbursement for Fed govt’s failure to pay for incarceration of prisoners (illegal).
5. under 10th amendment . . . powers not delegated to the Fed, are reserved to the people and while control of border is fed responsibility, when criminals cross border illegally and commit crimes, it is a state responsibility and the Feds are interfering with the state to fulfill its responsibilities.
As highly-trained legal experts, we can see two huge problems with this lawsuit – problems that ordinary people who lack our extensive legal training would probably overlook.
First, it assumes that the Obama administration actually recognizes the existence of a border. And second, it assumes that they recognize the authority of the Constitution.
Newly-elected New Mexico Governor Susana Martinez, a Republican, went and did one of those Republican-ish things yesterday. But this time Democrats can’t cry raaaaacism because as you may have been able to tell by her last name, Martinez is Hispanic.
KOAT-TV has the details:
Martinez ordered the reversal of the state’s “sanctuary status,” which prohibited law enforcement from asking criminal suspects about their citizenship. Now, officers will be able to ask anyone they suspect of a crime about their immigration status.
Marcela Diaz, of Somos Un Pueblo Unido, an immigrant rights organization, said this will essentially turn police into immigration agents.
“I think this was a knee-jerk decision that was not well thought out,” Diaz said. “Not only will this lead to increased racial profiling, it taxes resources of limited enforcement.”
The new governor said allowing law enforcement to inquire into immigration status is a big step forward in protecting the public, but Diaz and others believe this move could create more victims.
Obviously, it won’t create more victims, because if it did Marcela and the other Democrats would heartily approve of it. Democrats love victims like drug addicts love robbing convenience stores.
Way to go, Governor Martinez.
You may have noticed – and seriously, how could you have missed it – that food prices are soaring.
It’s not just because increasingly wealthy Indians and Chinese are putting strains on worldwide food production. It’s also because insane Federal policy has destroyed the Breadbasket of the World.
Reason Magazine describes the disaster that has become the California’s Central Valley:
California’s Central Valley is a 450 mile long stretch of flat and fertile land that produces much of the food that we enjoy every day. But the people in small towns like Mendota (the cantaloupe capital of the world) are suffering these days, in part due to two federal policies.
In order to protect a threatened fish species called the Delta Smelt, much of the water that used to be pumped from the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta to farms on the west side of the San Joaquin Valley is now allowed to flow into the ocean. The result is predictable: hundreds of thousands of acres of farm land lies fallow and tens of thousands of jobs have been lost. In Mendota, the unemployment rate is over 40% and food lines are the norm.
But people going hungry in a region dominated by agriculture is only one of the contradictions in the Central Valley.
Nearly all the valley’s farm workers are immigrants from Mexico and Central America, and many of them are undocumented. These people are crucial to the valley’s economy, but they’re breaking the law according to the federal government.
Watch the video. It will simultaneously break your heart and piss you off.
Long live the King. Iowa Congressman Steve King, that is. About five minutes after the 112th Congress was sworn in, the Republican introduced a bill aimed at ending anchor baby citizenship.
Politico.com has the details:
King’s measure would amend the Immigration and Nationality Act, ending automatic citizenship for anyone born in the country. Instead, the measure requires that only the children of citizens, legal immigrants permanently living in the country or immigrants in the military, be granted citizenship.
Though others have called for changing the 14th Amendment, King said that ending birthright citizenship through statute makes sense because it’s easier to do.
“We need to address anchor babies,” he told POLITICO Wednesday. “This isn’t what our founding fathers intended.”
We just like the fact that King worked the phrases anchor babies and Founding Fathers into the same sentence. We trust that there is no connection between the two.
H/T: Weasel Zippers
Border fences are terrible things – racist things, really – when they’re built by the United States and Israel. But when they’re built by Greece and Spain, well, that’s a whole different kettle of racists.
The BBC has the story of Greece’s new non-racist, really necessary border fence:
The proposed fence would cover a short section of the Greece-Turkey border in the Orestiada area of north-eastern Greece.
The area has become the main route into Greece for migrants from Africa and Asia with an average of 245 people crossing illegally every day in October 2010, according to Frontex, the EU’s border agency.
The European Commissioner for Home Affairs, Cecilia Malmstroem, has said the numbers are “dramatic”.
In a statement, Mr Papoutsis said Greece could “no longer tolerate this”.
“Greek society has exceeded its limit in its capacity to accommodate illegal immigrants,” he said.
“This is the hard reality and we have an obligation to the Greek citizen to deal with it.”
He said the Greek coastguard would also be upgraded and modernised to tackle illegal migration.
But Greece, it turns out, isn’t the only European nation trying to keep the swarthy masses from its shores. Spain has also built fences to protect its African enclaves of Melilla and Cueta.
What’s that? You didn’t know that Spain still occupied land on the African continent? Neither did we until we began researching this story. Fact is, Spain has occupied Mellila and Ceuta, two cities sitting on the Mediterranean, but otherwise surrounded by Morroco, since the 1500s and refuses to give them up. Consider them the Spanish versions of Gibraltar.
As you might imagine, Spain quickly turns its back on socialism and the brotherhood of man when it comes to Melilla and Ceuta. Just won’t do, you know, to have those North African huddled masses yearning to be free entering Spain through its two African enclaves. So Spain has done what any rational nation would do – they built fences – fences topped with razor wire, which, as you might imagine, is razor sharp. Despite the fact that you’ve never heard a word about these fences, they were first built in the early 1990s and have been strengthened and improved since then in an attempt to restrict illegal immigration.
Yet no one except, perhaps, Morocco and Turkey, stands up at the U.N. to protest these border fences. No, those noisy protests are reserved for the evil, racist Israeli and American border fences and the equally evil, racist Israelis and Americans who deprive undocumented aliens of their rights by building them.
Why if we weren’t such firm believers in the sanctity of the United Nations, we might think there is a little selective outrange going on here.
You live under an oppressive leftist dictatorship. You escape. You finally make it to America. You look at the two major parties and decide to join one rather than the other. Why would that be?
SILive.com has the Republican ramifications:
Many Russian immigrants to the “red borough” of Staten Island are flocking to the Republican Party, saying that the national Democrats’ “socialistic” policies remind them too much of the top-down oligarchy they fled in their native land.
With many of the borough’s Russian arrivees already owning businesses and active in civic organizations, their muscle could help the Island GOP solidify electoral gains made this year, when the party took back congressional and Assembly seats.
Let’s see now. They erect statues honoring Ronald Reagan in the former Communist satellite nations. Those who fled Communist Cuba become Republicans. And those who fled the Communist Soviet Union become Republicans.
Seems to be a trend here. One the American left will never understand.
H/T: Bluegrass Pundit
Liberal Chris Matthews has jumped the liberal reservation again. He’s had a moment of clarity and now says he doesn’t trust Democrats to control illegal immigration.
Declaring he doesn’t trust either party on the immigration issue, Matthews stated “Republicans are BS’ing the country” about any plan to deport all illegal immigrants out of the country, and much more surprisingly, he next targeted Democrats. Calling the Democrats “weak,” Matthews said Democrats won’t say “how they will stop illegal immigration . . . I don’t even think they want to stop it . . . they like it.” Watch out because no one is safe from Matthews, especially not Senator Harry Reid who also gets a special mention as someone who is not serious about doing anything about the illegal immigration problem.
Welcome to our world, Chris. We know you won’t stay long, but it’s always nice to have you visit.
A prediction: Sooner or later, Matthews will make one too many of these un-liberal comments and Olbermann will turn on him.
Can’t wait to see that cat fight.
There’s nothing too good for our illegal aliens, damn it. Immigration and Customs Enforcement is now offering illegal aliens the kind of medical treatment you’d love to have if you needed it.
And we’re sure you won’t be surprised to find out it’s all because of a lawsuit by the ACLU.
The Examiner reports the depressing details:
Among the many services which ICE will now provide illegal aliens in their custody are heart surgeries, cancer biopsies, treatment for diabetes, dental care, and treatment for mental depression.
On Thursday, Elizabeth Alexander, former Director of the ACLU National Prison Project and lead attorney in the suit said: “For the first time, ICE has committed to providing all necessary health care to immigration detainees beyond just emergency care.”
So let’s choose a random country. Mexico, let’s say. You’re a potential illegal alien sitting in your casa in Michoacan when you notice a growth the size of a grapefruit on the left side of your head. This isn’t good, you think to yourself. What should I do? Should I go to the hack doctor down the street who will probably tell me to go home and kiss my wife and kids goodbye? Or should I sneak across the border where I’ll get the kind of treatment regular American citizens can’t afford?
“Hasta la vista, honey. I’ll be back as soon as those gringo doctors fix me up.”
Professional journalists have been put on notice: Illegal immigrants are no longer to be called illegal immigrants. Because, we assume, accurate reporting has now taken a back seat to political correctness.
The Culture & Media Institute reports:
The Society for Professional Journalists (SPJ)’s Diversity Committee has announced that it will be launching a year-long campaign to educate journalists about the hurtfulness of phrases like “illegal immigrant,” which is the term currently preferred by the influential AP Stylebook.
The label “remains offensive to Latinos, and especially Mexicans, and to the fundamentals of American jurisprudence,” wrote Leo E. Laurence, a member of the SPJ Diversity Committee and the editor the San Diego News Service.
Although the article doesn’t say what the new preferred term should be, we assume it will be “undocumented Democrat.”
Please note that we have never used the term “illegal immigrant” here at IHateTheMedia.com. We prefer the term “illegal alien” because the term “illegal immigrant” is too friggin’ wishy washy for us.
In related news, IHateTheMedia.com announced today that it has founded a new group called The Society for Unprofessional Journalists & Bloggers Who Work In Their Underwear. It will have no Diversity Committee, but it will meet every Friday afternoon to drink beer and make fun of the priggish political correctness of the Society of Professional Journalists.
Janet Napolitano’s been busy lately – very busy – conducting personal interviews with every Mexicans citizen. And when she was done, she proudly announced that 84,000,000 of them are trustworthy enough to be given special “trusted traveler” status, allowing them to breeze through American airports with virtually no security checks.
What the Secretary of Homeland Security didn’t mention was that the total population of Mexico is 112,468,855 which means that she considers 28,468,855 Mexican citizens untrustworthy. That’s 28.3% of the nation’s population.
Be very careful here, Ms.Napolitano. You’re treading dangerously close to profiling.
JudicialWatch.org has the derogatory details:
As violent drug cartels take over Mexico and expand their criminal enterprises north, the United States has signed a “trusted traveler” agreement that allows pre-screened Mexican airline passengers to bypass lengthy airport security checkpoints.
The foreigners will get “trusted traveler cards” with fingerprints and other biometric data and they must answer customs declarations questions on touch-screen kiosks before leaving airport inspection areas. Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano claims it’s a way to enhance information sharing and mutual security in the face of “ever-evolving, multinational threats.”
About 84 million Mexicans are expected to qualify for the trusted traveler program, according to Mexico’s Interior Ministry Secretary, who signed the agreement on behalf of his country this week. Celebrating the festive occasion, the Mexican government official assured that the new accord will facilitate the U.S. entry of business travelers and tourists who are key factors in economic development, growth of trade and cultural exchange.
Mexicans will get the perk through the U.S. government’s Global Entry Program, which allows participants to obtain security clearance by presenting a “machine-readable” passport or resident card at airport “Global Entry kiosks.”
The machines issue the foreign travelers a transaction receipt and directions to baggage claim and the exit into the United States. Applying is easy. Candidates fill out an online application, provide valid identification and answer a few questions from a Customs and Border Protection officer.
We have one simple question about this new policy:
Why are 75% of all Mexicans considered trustworthy enough to breeze through customs and security, but 99.99% of all Americans are considered so untrustworthy that they have to get their junk touched just to get on an airplane?
“Illegal aliens are de facto citizens.” In case your high school Latin is a little rusty, that means “Illegal aliens are, in fact, citizens.”
We’d never heard of Colorado Congressman Jared Polis until we heard this statement. But we knew immediately that he was a Democrat.