NEW HAVEN & HAZELTON: A TALE OF TWO CITIES
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Informed Americans cheered when Hazelton, PA., Mayor Louis Barletta, took a stand against the invasion of his city by illegal aliens:
"Mayor Louis Barletta understands what the word illegal means and crafted new laws to do what Congress has refused to do: uphold Art. 4, Section IV of the U.S. Constitution which reads: The United States shall guarantee to every state in this union a republican form of government, and shall protect each of them against invasion; and on application of the legislature, or of the executive (when the legislature cannot be convened) against domestic violence.
"The new ordinance would require anyone attempting to rent must obtain a residency permit at city hall. If the individual's background check cannot verify or confirm they are U.S. citizens or legal aliens, they would be prohibited from living in Hazelton. Landlords who thumb their nose at the law by renting to illegals would be fined as well as employers who would lose their business license for a period of five years. Topping off this long overdue action by a local municipality, the ordinance would mandate English as the official language of Hazelton and that includes refusing to saddle natural born or naturalized citizens with wasteful spending in the form of printing city information in any language except English."
Predictably, the American Communist Lawyers Union (ACLU), an organization which promotes lawlessness and defends filthy, dirty pedophile organizations like N.A.M.B.L.A. (North American Men/Boy's Love Association whose motto is "Sex after eight, it's too late) went ballistic and filed a lawsuit. The question is: Do the states or local municipalities have the right to take steps to stop an invasion if the federal government fails or refuses to do so? According to constitutional scholar, Dr. Edwin Vieira:
"By recognizing, adopting, incorporating, and perpetuating "the Militia of the several States" as they historically existed, the Constitution immunizes them from fundamental changes in their legal composition and characteristics through mere legislative acts (as opposed to constitutional amendments). The Constitution does impose certain new National duties on the Militia when they are "call[ed] forth * * * to execute the Laws of the Union, suppress Insurrections and repel invasions. This, however, also empowers them in these particulars, both when "call[ed] forth" according to laws that Congress "provide[s]", and in those situations in which the Militia ought and need to be "call[ed] forth" but Congress refuses, fails, or is unable to do so...."
Arizona State Representative Russell Pearce has weighed in on this issue:
"Congress has firmly established that there is a significant public interest in the effective enforcement of immigration law. Congress could have chosen to limit local enforcement pursuant to its plenary power over immigration, but it has not done so. In the absence of a limitation on local enforcement powers, the states are bound by the Supremacy Clause of the United States Constitution to enforce violations of the federal immigration laws. The statutory law of the United States is part of the law of each state just as if it were written into state statutory law." Rep. Pearce's full analysis is found here; I encourage every American to read it. Rep. Pearce also had an excellent commentary earlier this year on these domestic terrorists; click here.
Predictably, another black robbed tyrant ruled: "Federal law prohibits Hazelton from enforcing any of the provisions of its ordinance" aimed at expelling illegal immigrants. Whatever frustrations . the city of Hazelton may feel about the current state of federal immigration enforcement, the nature of the political system in the United States prohibits the city from enacting ordinances that disrupt a carefully drawn federal statutory scheme." Judge James M. Munley also wrote after drinking from the cup of vile political correctness wrote, "We cannot say clearly enough that persons who enter this country without legal authorization are not stripped immediately of all their rights because of this single act . The United States Supreme Court has consistently interpreted [the 14th Amendment] to apply to all people present in the United States, whether they were born here, immigrated here through legal means, or violated federal law to enter the country."
"Persons who enter this country without legal authorization are not stripped immediately of all their rights..." What rights, judge? What right does someone who has violated federal immigration law have except to be deported? The Fourteenth Amendment? "Section 1: All persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the State wherein they reside. No State shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States; nor shall any State deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws." Judge Munley is saying that an illegal alien from commie China who slithered across our border in the dead of night has all the "privileges or immunities" as citizens of the United States? Why even bother with citizenship? Mayor Barletta has stated they will appeal all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court.
Now, the tale of the other city. New Haven, Connecticut has decided to blatantly violate federal laws by issuing ID cards to illegal aliens to obtain bank accounts and tax funded city services. The city fathers are obviously victims of the mental disease called political correctness. How many illegals are in New Haven? Between 10,000 and 12,000. These people are criminals because they have violated federal immigration laws. Mayor John DeStefano is quoted as saying that since the federal government has failed to address this massive invasion, the cities are being forced to "find a way to manage." How about getting I.C.E. to your city and get busy deporting them, Mayor? Legal scholars who have spoken out agree that New Haven's mayor and co-conspirators are in violation of federal law, at the very least:
Section 8 USC 1324(a)(1)(A)(iv)(b)(iii)) TITLE 8 CHAPTER 12 SUBCHAPTER II Part VIII � 1324
Why should hard working Americans and legal immigrants who live in New Haven pay taxes from the sweat of their labor to give a free ride to criminals who have broken into our house? Illegals steal our jobs, are bankrupting major cities medical facilities and education systems and importing wholesale crime, disease and gangs. Now, we have a city actually aiding and abetting these lawbreakers by making life easy for them! If I lived in New Haven, I would move heaven and earth to recall Mayor DeStefano - after I called I.C.E. demanding his arrest. Every single "sanctuary city" in this country is guilty of violating federal law. In the case of New Haven, Mayor DeStefano, it goes even further. One of the justifications for this ID is, "The cards, available to New Haven's entire population, are meant to help anyone without a state-or federal-issued ID open a bank account..." This is an excerpt from Lou Dobbs show (CNN) on March 21, 2005:
"The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation is encouraging banks to sign up illegal aliens in the banking system, calling the growth of the market "a compelling incentive for U.S. banks to enter this largely untapped market." And the FDIC program demonstrates that unbanked Latin American immigrants can be brought into the financial mainstream. But there are clear laws on the books for the integrity of the immigration system. United States criminal code, "It is a crime punishable by 10 years in jail for aiding and abetting someone in this country illegally for commercial gain." And the Bank Secrecy Act of 1972 makes it clear banks must know their customer, and any illegal activity must be reported to the government. Banks and federal regulators all say enforcing immigration laws not their problem. Immigration and Customs Enforcement says it focusing on networks smuggling illegal aliens, not the aliens themselves."
Let's look at another renegade mayor, an illegal who lied his way into citizenship, has for all intents and purposes, seceded El Cenizo from the Union: "Texas Town Adopts Spanish As Official Language. EL CENIZO, Texas (Reuters) - The border town of El Cenizo, whose population is heavily Hispanic, has adopted Spanish as its official language and declared the community a safe haven for illegal immigrants, officials said Friday. The ramshackle town of 7,800 people is located just south of Laredo, Texas, across the Rio Grande River from Mexico. Mayor Rafael Rodriguez told Reuters that he and most of the town's residents speak only Spanish. Many are first-generation immigrants, both legal and illegal. Rodriguez himself crossed into the United States illegally from Mexico but became a U.S. citizen in 1995."
An illegal, a liar who broke federal immigration law becomes a citizen, then a mayor and then converts his town into a mini-Mexico! Is this an isolated case? I don't think so. There's no doubt in my mind - since I did an on site investigation - that Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez (D-CA) (who loves being at the Playboy mansion) is also an illegal alien and remains so to this day. Lawlessness is spreading across this country with allegedly elected officials blatantly thumbing their noses at federal law. Why should any American obey any laws anymore when illegal aliens flood across our borders 24/7 (terrorists as well as murderers and rapists), are given "sanctuary" and a free pass in the legal arena? These illegals, regardless of country of origin, are criminals and the City of New Haven, CT., is now giving them the golden goose.
I would be remiss if I didn't bring up the transparent propaganda by "mainstream media" in their on-going efforts to support illegals. This from a column covering the protests against giving illegal aliens in New Haven a free pass to break our laws: "Click on the play arrow to watch Kristafer discuss that question, as well as the campaign he has launched both on his morning drive-time show and in public speeches against New Haven's embrace of its immigrant community." Embrace its immigrant community? Did you get that nonsense? Illegal aliens are NOT immigrants. The New Haven Independent should be given a piece of your mind if you live in their distribution area - right along with the pledge that you will never buy their rag again.
What can you do? Get on the phone and call I.C.E. (Immigration and Customs Enforcement). Tell them that New Haven, CT has opened the door to scab employers who won't hestiate hiring illegals because the Mayor has now given them the green light to stay in the U.S.in violation of federal law. Hey, if our Mayor says it's okay to let illegals stay here, why not employ them! Better to hire four illegals for the price of one American, right? Along with that critical document (ID), they can print up social security cards on any street corner and the gravy train is up and running. I.C.E. should have a field day rounding up illegals in New Haven and they should also arrest the mayor and his co-conspirators. Mayor DeStefano and his crew are not above the law. They are knowingly violating federal law. Maybe if a sufficient number of mayors get arrested and charged, it will make these other "sanctuary city" mayors sit up and take notice that we are a nation of laws, not special interests.
Even though the Hazelton ordinance hasn't been enforced because of the legal challenges, a significant portion of resident criminals (illegal aliens) have already skipped town. Hispanic business owners have complained this has hurt their business. Aw, get out the violins and hankies. They care nothing for the law, only for the buck. They don't care that 25 Americans will die today from drunk illegals driving on our roads or outright murder. These Hispanic business owners need to "get it": illegal means just that and how moral is it for you to make money from people who have broken the law? Illegals are liars and cheats. This country is drowning in an attitude of "The Hell with the U.S. Constitution and the law, just give me the money." Is it any wonder we're in meltdown?
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What can you do? Get on the phone and call I.C.E. (Immigration and Customs Enforcement). Tell them that New Haven, CT has opened the door to scab employers who won't hestiate hiring illegals because the Mayor has now given them the green light to stay in the U.S.in violation of federal law.