Posts Tagged ‘Borders’

Illegal immigration is not about race!

Wednesday, May 9th, 2007

It’s not racist to want to protect our nation.  I don’t know and don’t care what color these guys are, or even if they are guys. At least 3 of the 6 shouldn’t have been here to plan and train to attack anyone.

  • Mohamad Ibrahim Shnewer, 22, of Cherry Hill. He was born in Jordan, is a U.S. citizen, and is employed as a taxicab driver in Philadelphia.
  • Eljvir Duka, 23, of Cherry Hill, also goes by “Elvis Duka” and “Sulayman,” was born in the former Yugoslavia. Duka is illegally residing in the United States and operates businesses known as Qadr. Inc., Colonial Roofing and National Roofing, all of which list business addresses the same as his residence.
  • Dritan Duka, 28, of Cherry Hill, also goes by “Distan Duka,” “Anthony Duka” and “Tony Duka.” He was born in the former Yugoslavia, is illegally residing in the United States, and operates businesses known as Colonial Roofing and National Roofing, both of which list business addresses at the residence of defendants Eljvir Duka and Shain Duka. (All of the Dukas charged are brothers.)
  • Shain Duka, 26, of the same address as Eljvir Duka in Cherry Hill, also goes by “Shaheen,” was born in the former Yugoslavia. Shain Duka is illegally residing in the United States and operates businesses known as Colonial Roofing and National Roofing, both of which list business addresses the same as his residence.
  • Serdar Tatar, 23, of Philadelphia, was born in Turkey. Tatar is legally residing in the United States. His last known employment was at a 7-Eleven in Philadelphia.
  • Agron Abdullahu, 24, of Buena Vista Township, Atlantic County, was born in the former Yugoslavia. Abdullahu is legally residing in the United States and is employed at a Shop-Rite supermarket.

The information was provided by the U.S. Department of Justice and found at Phily.com

May Day march

Saturday, May 5th, 2007

I know it was a few days ago and I already made a post, but I just finally had a chance to listen to the Joe Teehan show using KGMI’s Hear It Now feature.

Joe Teehan Show 5-1 “Immigration”
My guests are two young men from Mexico who crossed the border illegally and are living and working in Whatcom County with hopes of gaining citizenship…

Both these men and I assume Carl Shook, who I believe is one of the march organizers, took part in the march for ” support of immigrant rights” as Joe described it.  One of his guests of questionable legal status described his participation. (more…)

May Day Mayday

Wednesday, May 2nd, 2007

Mayday! Mayday! I repeat Mayday! Mayday! we are going down!

Are there really successful borderless nations? I saw a lot of United Without Borders signs in photos from yesterdays rallies. How does that really work? It sounds like a nice concept. Will it work in the Middle East? Will it work at the southern end (can’t say border) of Mexico?

KGMI reported 200 at the rally, the Herald reported 150, notinmycounty.org is reporting 250. It doesn’t matter much what the number was; the message is the same. 150-250 people, some holding signs reading Immigants Work are trying to show they are hardworking people just trying to provide a home and an education for their family. Curious that they would do this by not actually going to work and not actually sending their kids to school yesterday.

Councilman Terry Borneman said it all as he, apparently not at work, addressed the rally of those also apparently not at work.

“It is the new immigrants who always remind us of the importance of hard work,” Bornemann said. “New immigration brings new energy.”

The group then marched back to Cornwall Park for a potluck fiesta.

Herald

Oops! I’ve been reminded. I had better quit writing and get to work; we have immigrant families to support.

Governor Gregoire claims suit is to protect the rights of newborns

Wednesday, March 7th, 2007

I get those email weekly updates from the Governors office. This week the lead story was titled” Governor Gregoire Sues Federal Government to Protect the Rights of Newborns.” I commend her on the emotion grabbing title. It almost got me to believe that this was about providing care for children, rather than who pays the bills for the care.

Governor Chris Gregoire announced that Washington filed a lawsuit against the federal government to protect the constitutional rights of newborn citizens to health care coverage under Medicaid.

“This is a basic issue of equality,” said Governor Gregoire. “Every baby born on U.S. soil is a U.S. citizen. It is simply not right to deny them health care coverage.”

Medicaid is a joint federal and state program providing basic health care to low-income citizens, and only U.S. citizens are eligible. The U.S. Constitution is clear that any person born in the United States is automatically a citizen, but the new federal rules require states to withhold Medicaid coverage for babies born in the United States to undocumented immigrants until an application with proof of citizenship is processed and approved.

“This is not about immigration,” said Governor Gregoire. “We are talking about babies, babies born in Washington, babies who are U.S. citizens and babies

This can be a touchy subject, but read her words carefully. It really is over coverage and bills. It’s not about providing nor denying care. They are not being denied care. This is about money.

It is also about one more layer of establishing children of illegals as US citizens. That citizenship seeming to be the crux of her argument. As a state governor she has several times stated that they are citizens and they are entitled; even though it is the federal government who determines citizenship. I wrote a post last spring that expresses my opinion on children of illegals. I will quote myself here and save a bunch of typing.

So I am aware of what the constitution says, but I also know that there are interpretations and exceptions. For instance the children of foreign diplomats born here are not citizens. And children born to enemy forces in hostile occupation of the US are not citizens.

And what do both of these exception groups have in common? The parents clearly have no intention of becoming US citizens.

Bingo! Neither do the parents of illegal immigrants, or they would have tried to enter the US legally so as not to jeopardize their application of citizenship. By the very nature of crossing illegally, illegal immigrants have refused to be subject to the jurisdiction of the US.

And further, in the case of Mexican illegals, I say they are part of an occupying force because the Mexican government is instructing them firstly in how to safely and illegally cross our borders, and secondly in how to live when they arrive. They may not be considered hostile or enemy, but they certainly are an occupation force of a foreign nation. Will they raise their children as Americans with Mexican heritage, or as Mexicans living in a foreign land?

I don’t think children of illegal immigrants are children of the US.

Apparently it is not “clear that any person born in the United States is automatically a citizen.” So my two bits of advice for our Governor are:

  1. Don’t muddy the waters regarding citizenship and immigration rules. If you don’t like the present rules then contact your legislator.
  2. Find another way to pay the bills that come to our state as a result of illegal immigration and obey our federal government, don’t sue them.

The Governor has a very convenient feedback form for right on her website. Here is the link Contact the Governor. I sent her my feedback. I encourage you to do the same. Or you could go and sit in and/or around her office for days on end chanting and sign waving until you get yourself arrested. But, the form seems to work just fine.