Sunday, January 16, 2011
The staff at DerailAmnesty.com would suggest that it is equal parts obliviousness and unbridled creativity on the part of political office holders. In fact, local politicians often come up with ways to spend California taxpayer money that many couldn't dream up if they tried. This week's example comes in the form of State Assemblyman, Gilbert Cedillo. Cedillo is perhaps best known for his repeated attempts to acquire drivers licenses for illegal aliens, however, it now appears that California state-issued ID's are not the only thing he'd like to shove into the pockets of millions of our undocumented neighbors. More specifically, he is submitting a bill that will provide state finanancial aid to illegal alien college students. In short, his proposed "California DREAM Act" will make grants of thousands of dollars available to students on California campuses who aren't even supposed to be in the country.
Actually, they can't. Recently elected governor, Jerry Brown, has just announced his plans to cut 1.4 billion dollars out of the CSU and UC systems. Spending at California public campuses will essentially be rolled back to financing levels that existed when there were 70,000 fewer students enrolled at California run colleges. Classes are going to be drastically cut and tuition costs will grow rapidly.
However, we can all breathe a little easier knowing that illegal aliens at Sonoma State and UC Riverside will soon have access to free money that could be given to them in amounts ranging from four to eleven thousand dollars, annually. And the best part about all this? Governor Brown recently stated, at a UCLA campus rally just last month, that he intends to sign the bill when it passes.
No, we're not making this up and it's not April Fools Day. An article conveying much of what is reported here can be accessed by clicking on this link - http://www.mercurynews.com/politics-government/ci_17070389?nclick_check=1
Tuesday, January 11, 2011
The material falsehood in question is the asserted omnipresence of the "otherwise law abiding" illegal alien. It is the people who fall inside the parameters of this description, we are urged, who must be considered for "a path to citizenship." These folks are, allegedly, the ones who have violated no laws other than being in the U.S. without permission and taking jobs that "Americans won't do."
Naturally, like most propaganda, this notion is largely nonsense. Think about it. To perpetuate unlawful presence in California, over a period of years, practically necessitates multiple violations of state and federal laws beyond illegally working and residing in the U.S.
- Driving without a license
- Creating or buying forged identity documents (Green card, drivers license, Soc. Sec. card, etc.)
- Using someone else's birth certificate for border crossings
- Using someone else's Social Security number
Is Pedro Ramirez the worst person in California? Hardly. Is he a valuable asset without whom the State of California will be demonstrably poorer, as DREAM Act advocates would have you believe? Please. Pedro is neither of those things. Like most people occupying his position, he falls somewhere in the middle. Essentially, he's "all about" Pedro. He ignores laws he doesn't want to follow. He was raised by law breakers who have done the same thing during their time here in California, has been cheered on by thousands recently, and advised that he is courageous and commendable. Resultingly, he's not likely to stop violating federal and state statutes he deems inconvenient, any time soon.
The solution to this problem is simple, according to proponents of "comprehensive immigration reform."
Just change the laws to accommodate him.
That makes sense, right?
Wednesday, January 5, 2011
Ms. Nunez is hardly alone in having made this assertion. Indeed, at different times, the notion that the GOP must support some amnesty plan to woo Hispanic voters has been suggested by Larry Elder, Colin Powell, Newt Gingrich and Abel Maldonado ... along with many others. It's a common argument, and it also happens to be flat-out wrong.
Here's Reality Number 1 - Republicans will continue to get a minority of Hispanic votes, whether they oppose or support "comprehensive immigration reform."
This current state of affairs exists because ...
Reality Number 2 - Americans usually vote their pocketbooks and Hispanics, on the average, earn less than other Americans. They commonly need exactly the type of taxpayer funded goodies to subsidize their families, that Democrats so enthusiastically hand out.