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SIGN PETITION and SHARE! Pay Restitution to U.S. Victims Families From Fees Collected From DREAMers

Help us reach 100,000 signatures by Dec 2, 2014!

On behalf of American families across our country, who have been damaged egregiously by those who cross our open border. Fairness dictates that Mr. Obama immediately direct & release funds to these American families to provide needed financial relief for their lives, now that they have been personally and financially victimized through illegal alien crime. We understand that over $280 million has been collected from the fees assessed to IAs who benefited from the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. We believe these funds are an appropriate and just source to provide for needed restitution & support programs aiding the families victimized by illegal aliens. This makes sense and will not further burden our financially strapped taxpayer. http://www.TheRemembranceProject.org

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Pearland Journal: Vigil Held to Honor those Killed by illegals Nov 2, 2014

By Kristi Nix | Posted: Monday, November 3, 2014 9:22 pm
Friends and family members of murdered teen, Joshua Wilkerson, and a small group of supporters gathered near the site of his 2010 murder to mark the Fourth Annual National Remembrance Day for Victims Killed by Illegal Immigrants Sunday (Nov. 10). The vigil was organized by the Remembrance Project, a non-profit that aims to raise awareness of the issue, as part of a national movement to remember people killed by undocumented immigrants.

Parents George and Laura Wilkerson were among those who spoke at the gathering. “It’s been a tough road and it’s still not over for us,” Laura Wilkerson said. “None of this will bring Josh back. It’s not about justice for Josh; it’s justice maybe for some else’s kid or family member.”

The vigil highlighted the death of Josh Wilkerson, 18, who disappeared on Nov. 16, 2010 after he offered a classmate a ride home from school. Hermillo Moralez,
a 19 year-old illegal immigrant from Belize, later confessed to the murder and led police to his beaten and burned body in a remote field near Pearland. Moralez was convicted and sentenced to life in prison in February 2013. “The pain has been incredible,” Laura Wilkerson said. “We just want to shed light on the fact that this is a crisis point in our country and we need to solve the problem.”

Activist Maria Espinoza, Co-Founder and National Director for the Remembrance Project, also spoke at the vigil. “Today in cities and towns all across America, family members, friends and compassionate citizens are gathering to remember those stolen lives, our friends, our loved ones, whose lives were stolen by the illegal acts of illegal aliens,” Espinoza said. She later read a letter asking President Barack Obamav to draw on federal money to cover burial costs and counseling among other things to families members of victims.

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Vigil held to honor memory of those killed by illegal immigrants Activist Maria Espinoza, Co-Founder and National Director for the Remembrance
Project displays a 15 foot-long containing the names of murder victims killed by illegal immigrants. Behind her supporters hold quilts created to honor victims at a gathering held to mark the Fourth Annual National Day of Remembrance Sunday (Nov. 2).
“These killings must stop. The U.S. border must be protected. There must not be one more American life sacrificed,” Espinoza told the crowd. At the close of the vigil, Espinoza and other supporters displayed a 15 foot-long list containing names of victims and quilts showing victims’ faces and information.

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Pearland, TX: National Day of Remembrance for Those Killed by Illegal Aliens Nov 2, 2014

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Immigrants Need Official English: American Thinker Sep 9, 2014

Immigrants Need Official English

 

America is inherently multilingual, but for the sake of unity and equal protection of the laws, we must make English the official language for all U.S. Government business.

If New York’s Times Square is The Crossroads of the World, then America is the Spaghetti Junction of the world’s languages. A rich labyrinth of dialects and idioms spoken in the home, classroom, television, emblazoning emblems and motoes. English is at the confluence, but multilingual maps lead travelers through crumbling onramps into mammoth bottlenecks and direct traffic over bridges to nowhere.

America is becoming officially multilingual, funneling immigrants down the slow lane into squalid tunnels of dependency with no light at the end.  More than ever, we need federal legislation making English our official language so that all citizens and legal immigrants can access the speedy thoroughfare toward the broad, sunlit uplands of equal opportunity.

Consider that Executive Order 13166, signed by Clinton in 2000, requires any entity that receives federal money to provide services in any language. Fourteen years later, overzealous attorneys awash in racial hubris in the DOJ’s Civil Rights division are persecuting entities that receive government money but haven’t implemented vigorous language services. Apparently it’s a violation of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act which prohibits discrimination based on national origin, among other things. Furthermore, government policies that have an adverse impact on limited English Proficient (LEP) individuals constitutes a violation.

Just last month the DOJ and DOL released their joint investigation into Washington State’s Department of Labor & Industries’ policies, practices, and procedures regarding services provided to LEP individuals. Their report highlighted deficiencies in the agency’s language assistance programs; among other things, they’re supposed to translate vital documents not only into Spanish, but also Russian, Korean, Chinese, Vietnamese, Laotian, and Cambodian.

Disconcertingly, to those of us who respect our Constitution’s testament to equal treatment and protection, they cite applicable law including “unintentional acts that result in a disparate impact on the basis of race, color or national origin.” (See Initial Findings and Recommendations)

Disparate impact is controversial in part because it intentionally discriminates against the majority to avoid unintentional discrimination against the minority. The doctrine is particularly onerous in housing and employment cases where it essentially justifies intentional discrimination to remove perceived and unintentional disparate impact on the few. Indeed, adherents of this controversial doctrine recently scrambled to withdraw disparate impact cases from SCOTUS’ docket in fears the high court will disassemble it.

With English officially established at the federal level, DOJ attorneys who link language barriers to national origin discrimination through the application of disparate impact will be compelled to restrain their mission to overcompensate for all their perceived wrongs. Then we can truly help LEP individuals en masse, rather than cherry pick court cases. And the DOJ can then divert more resources to investigating radical Muslims in Minnesota who go fight for ISIS.

They may be well intentioned in their complaints of unintentional discrimination, but their efforts to help English language deficient immigrants are counterproductive in the long run. Born from indoctrination in Civil Rights orthodoxy, their agenda perpetuates immigrants’ subservience to government assistance and thereby consigns them to second-class status in perpetuity.

I know people from most of the countries listed above. They have reasonable IQs but are hardly brilliant; yet, at minimal cost, they managed to become English proficient and flourish. Rather than give them a fish we were kinder in the long run and taught them to fish. Rather than provide LEP individuals with translators, we should teach them to translate. Establishing English as our official language will truly help legal immigrants read the right road map, enabling them to navigate in the fast lane around, through and over Spaghetti Junction.

Indeed many immigrants testify that the rewards of learning English far outweigh the effort.

None other than Senator S.I. Hayakawa, who introduced official English legislation to Congress in 1982, perceptively stated “Bilingualism for the individual is fine, but nor for a country.” He would know, the son of Japanese immigrants became a luminary in semantics and language patterns.

Many other immigrants agree with that sentiment.  For example, Mauro E. Mujica, an immigrant from Chile, puts his heart in this:

“As an immigrant to this country, speaking my native Spanish is comfortable, and it is a tie to my heritage. But English is what opens doors and allows me to feel fully American. The motto of the United States is E Pluribus Unum: out of many, one. With the melting pot of diversity in this nation, all residents deserve to feel unified and equal. Official English is a way to start.”

America is a generous and caring nation.  We go out of our way to provide accessibility to government services, particularly for those with disabilities; for example, making online content and PDF documents readable by speech recognition and software that aids the blind. It seems demeaning to pigeonhole LEP individuals as having accessibility issues simply because they haven’t learned English properly. Let’s give them a helping hand to learn our robust language, while applying some motivation that their assistance and services are only provided in Official English.

Our fractured political entities are often dysfunctional, but they should be able to coalesce around making English our official language since polls consistently show that a large majority of Americans favor it.

Official English is not “English Only.” Americans honor our nation’s rich heritages, and the rights of households and private entities to speak their native tongues. Official English weaves together our rich tapestry of cultures, ensuring that LEP immigrants become more assimilated into the country of their choice, not birth. Eventually they will acquire the skills to become less dependent; they will learn to fish.  They will feel fully American.  That’s a win-win-win in any language.

July 22, 2014: A RESOLUTION OF THE COUNTY OF BRAZORIA, TEXAS TO PROTECT THE HEALTH, SAFETY AND SECURITY OF OUR CITIZENS AND COMMUNITY

SUPPORT THIS RESOLUTION!!!

“A RESOLUTION OF THE COUNTY OF BRAZORIA, TEXAS TO PROTECT THE HEALTH, SAFETY AND SECURITY OF OUR CITIZENS AND COMMUNITY

WHEREAS, the Commissioners’ Court of Brazoria County, Texas recognize their duty as elected officials who took an oath of office, to preserve, protect and defend the constitution and laws of the United States and of this State; and

WHEREAS, the federal government is failing to protect the borders of our country in accordance with Article 1, Section 8 of the U.S. Constitution; and

WHEREAS, the federal government is operating in a manner that is not in the best interest of American citizens by permitting and encouraging the entry of large numbers of illegal immigrants into the State of Texas; and

WHEREAS, WHEREAS it is estimated that more than 90,000 illegal alien minors will arrive in the United States during 2014 and an additional 145,000 illegal alien minors during 2015, with many expected to remain in Texas cities and communities ; and

WHEREAS, the inaction of the federal government is contributing to the flow of this population by not returning the unaccompanied juveniles to their countries of origin; and

WHEREAS, incentivizing minors to enter the United States illegally puts those minors at risk of physical danger, including violence and sexual abuse, which has resulted in injury and death to multiple unaccompanied minors; and

WHEREAS, the federal government is transporting and placing illegal alien minors into Texas towns and counties, including Brazoria County, to accommodate the unprecedented overflow of illegal aliens and unaccompanied minors; and

WHEREAS, the influx of school-age illegal minors will have an adverse effect on local school district educational funding, resources, campus security, public health, and safety; and

WHEREAS, the increasing volume of illegal aliens could cripple some cities and counties in the State of Texas by overwhelming the local medical, educational, law enforcement, and judicial systems; and

WHEREAS, members of dangerous transnational criminal organizations and terrorist groups continue to exploit the situation to infiltrate the State of Texas for the purpose of establishing criminal and terrorist activities; and

WHEREAS, without a secure border, Texas cities and communities cannot protect the health and safety of their citizens; and

WHEREAS, the Commissioners’ Court of Brazoria County, Texas are rightly concerned about the impact of the ongoing, massive influx of illegal aliens on our community; and

WHEREAS, the State of Texas has the right and obligation to protect its citizens in accordance with Article 1, Section 1 of the Texas Constitution; and

NOW THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the Commissioners’ Court of Brazoria County, Texas hereby finds that the housing of illegal alien minors in Brazoria County, Texas is not in the best interest of the public;

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Commissioners’ Court of Brazoria  County, Texas hereby urges our state and federal legislators and elected officials to take prompt action to end the influx of illegal aliens across our national border and cease relocation of illegal aliens into communities across the State of Texas and other states

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Commissioners’ Court of Brazoria County, Texas hereby encourages the federal government to provide additional resources for new and/or existing Border Patrol checkpoints and employ a contiguous physical barrier where strategically prudent

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Commissioners’ Court of Brazoria County, Texas hereby encourages the Texas State Legislature to strictly enforce state smuggling and human trafficking laws and provide civil and criminal liability protections for Texas land owners against criminal trespassers

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that copies of this Resolution be entered into the minutes of this Court and provided to Brazoria County’s state and federal elected legislative representatives

Approved this 22ND day of July, 2014
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County Judge E.J. King
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Commissioner, Precinct 1 Commissioner, Precinct 2
Donald “Dude” Payne L.M. “Matt” Sebesta, Jr.
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Commissioner, Precinct 3 Commissioner, Precinct 4
Stacy L. Adams Larry Stanley”

 

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Help Fight the Influx of Illegals into Brazoria County, Texas!

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Brazoria County illegal Immigration

League City, TX adopts “A Resolution To Protect Residents from iIlegal Immigration 7-8-2014

Note: Galveston County Texas also adopted the same resolution on the same day!

Heidi Thiess

 

Video-TFIRE – Who Killed The Texas Solution with Peter Batura 6/23/2014

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How The Texas Solution Was Defeated At The Texas GOP Convention Part 1

How The Texas Solution Was Defeated At The Texas GOP Convention Part 1

I can give you an inside look at how this went down. I interviewed and took notes from the delegate who authored the minority report, TJ Scott.  I spoke with the grassroots activists working the floor. This is meant to be an amalgamation of our grassroots experience, opinion, and impressions.  We at RagingElephantsRadio.com expose the inconvenient truths of the plutocracy of Texas.  We are the voice of the Texas grassroots! Here’s what I can tell you thus far…
Originally, it was a strike and replace amendment of the platform committee and voted on 15-15 (hardly a “pass” as Mechler presented it to the body).  The Chairman of the platform committee, Tom Mechler (who has designs on the RPT Chairmanship when Munisteri resigns), refused to break the tie (which he had done previously to pass medical cannabis).  A tie kills the amendment, and thus it became the minority report signed by 12.  One of those 12 was a reluctant (by his own admission) Mark Ramsey, SREC of SD7.

Tom Mechler wasted about three hours of TJ’s time by not assisting him with filing the minority report on Friday.  No one seemed to know what to do or how to do it.  Finally, a frustrated TJ attempted to pin Mechler down on the procedure, but could not get an answer.  On Saturday morning, TJ called Mechler and again asked how to get the minority report submitted to the floor.  Mechler told TJ to not worry because Mark Ramsey was going to “take care of it.”  (Why Ramsey?  He didn’t even really support the minority report, so why not one of the minority report authors who could really champion it?) When TJ questioned the tactic, and said he was planning to present it at one of the floor mics, Mechler revealed that Ramsey was going to present the minority report from the stage “with some compromises”.  TJ asked “who had compromised what with whom?”  Good question! TJ had spent four hours Friday morning and early afternoon in meetings with people on the other side trying to hammer out a compromise but TJ would not give in on granting legal status to anyone in the country illegally and the talks broke down.  Oddly, Mechler proceeded to lecture TJ about “working with people” and that he needed to get off the phone.

TJ and several other activists tried to reach Ramsey – he did not return their texts or calls, thereby leaving them in the dark about his intentions.  That made them very worried.  Ramsey had voted against similar language to the minority report in the subcommittee meeting. And now he was the one who was going to present it to the body?!  Something was very wrong.

We activists were warned on Saturday morning that Ramsey may sabotage the minority report.  We were told we needed to vote against anything that was substituted for the minority report. Instead of properly presenting the minority report, Ramsey used his stage time to propose an amendment to the Texas Solution plank, thereby accepting the 2012 plank by default and then tweaking it by adding a so-called “trigger”.  He was out of order by the rules, and no one corrected him.  However, it created mass confusion when the vote was called.  Were we approving an amendment to the Texas Solution plank of the platform or the minority report?  Where was the dang minority report?!  Ramsey never properly presented it (though he did tell us he didn’t like it).  By the way, I thought it was strange that his “trigger” amendment to the Texas Solution passed, until I talked to delegates afterward who thought they were voting for the minority report!

Other amendments were proposed. We lost one made by Pastor Terry Holcomb. Then someone made a motion to accept an amendment that was currently on the floor and the minority report in the same vote.  Good grief!  The mass confusion over that lasted for a half hour!  Eventually, the vote was separated  – and the amendment was approved, but the minority report was already botched and therefore killed.

At this point, we had just lost two keys votes – a striking amendment and the minority report. We believed the chaos was intentional due to the switcheroo with Ramsey – the fix was in!  Delegates questioned the fact that they never got a chance to debate the minority report – or see it even!  Overruled. We had folks waiting in line at the mics to try and strike further language from the Texas Solution.  It was our last hope.

And then this is what happened (as I posted on my FB page):

After debate on the minority report was denied, and then killed due to the mass confusion, things were very chaotic! Then unexpectedly, a pre-filed amendment to the platform was proposed. What was this, who was this, what should we do?! I was busy running between activists and groups, when I realized that the new amendment had been proposed from the microphone nearest to me. I went straight to the author, Peter Batura, and got a hard copy which I was able to share with JoAnne Fleming and Larry Korkmas before it ever went up on the screen. It looked really good! Strong! We didn’t know Peter, the minority report was dead thanks to Mark Ramsey, but this amendment gave us new life!

We quickly confirmed with other groups via text and Facebook – who had reached the same conclusion – and the word went out: vote yes on the amendment, it will kill the Texas solution!

It’s a true testament to the grassroots adapting and overcoming, using every available means to network, and literally flash mobbing the vote!

And more than anything else, it was a God-thing!

I will say that this was not a planned strategy, but a miracle.  Because we had our communication lines wide open, and activists from around the SDs pre-positioned with vote placards we were able to take advantage of an unforeseen blessing – the pre-filed amendment very closely matched the minority report!  It was about 98% of the minority report we wanted and we took advantage of our networks to spread the word throughout the delegates.

Also, it took split-second judgment from the grassroots activists and leaders who had to decide whether to put their hard-won reputations on the line for an unknown person and unforeseen amendment.  Peter Batura’s amendment might have failed because he was an unknown to all of us who had been working on this issue in Texas.  He stood there quietly and calmly answered every question I asked as I tried to ascertain his intent.  Remember, the Texas Solution lobbyists had been intentionally sowing confusion to deceive the delegates into accepting the Texas Solution again.

At the end, the vote was called.  The ayes had it (by my ears), but Munisteri said the Parliamentarian and the Secretary disagreed on the results, so then called for a stand up vote.   A confused Norm Adams and Dr. Steve Hotze had previously taken to the mics to protest and now were working the crowd to suppress the vote.  Norm, the big bad lobbyist, was reduced to running up and down the aisle flapping his arms to signal people to stay seated.  Hilarious.  Again, I thought it was obvious that we won, but Munisteri said it still wasn’t clear and wanted there to be no doubt and then called for a roll call vote!

THIS WAS IT!  Our chance to shine!  We knew the people didn’t want the Texas Solution but most were so confused at this point. They looked for clarity and found it in the leadership of the grassroots activists who had been involved from the beginning.  We worked the SDs hard in the minutes before the vote, but so did the lobbyists and Mark Ramsey.  (He whipped the votes in SD7 against the Batura amendment, as did the other SD7 leaders.) We lost only a few SDs, and won all the rest!  The vote on the amendment was 4763 for 3735 against.  We struck down the Texas Solution with over 1000 votes – it was not even close!

I will have Batura on my radio program on Monday, June 9th, to discuss how this all went down from his perspective, which is heretofore unknown.  (www.RagingElephantsRadio.com). I will have TJ Scott, the author of the minority report on as soon as he is available.

Also, Peter Batura sent me the language of the approved amendment.  The Texas Solution was replaced with the following language (most of it taken from the minority report):

Amended Text
America is proudly a nation of immigrants. Throughout our history, our nation has attracted productive, industrious and gifted people to America because she is exceptional, and those immigrants and their descendants helped make America the world’s unrivaled economic and military superpower. It remains imperative to create fair and consistent procedures that will again enable freedom-loving, hard-working and law-abiding immigrants to join us, by providing them an efficient, practical method of legal entry, so they can lawfully take positions where their labor is needed, without exploitation or harassment.
Our national interests are poorly served by our broken, embattled, and outdated immigration system, and patchwork attempts to mend its deficiencies will not prepare us to continue to meet the challenges of an increasingly complex global economy that demands the legal movement of people to fill jobs at all skill levels. An efficient, pro- family and market-based system will provide a more workable solution that is compassionate, equitable and respects the rule of law.
But by failing to create a rational and effective system that encourages and facilitates legal immigration to the benefit of the nation, Congress has forced states to deal with the consequences of a broken immigration system, including human, sex and drug trafficking, the direct criminal activities of cartels and gangs. This situation must end so America can, once again, enjoy the fruits of a vibrant and beneficial system of legal immigration.

In addition, with 92 million Americans not working, the labor force at 36-year low and a lethargic economy, the United States of America can ill-afford a guest worker program designed to depress wages.
The following outlines specific actions needed to address these critical issues:
• Secure the borders through

o Increasing in the number of border security officerso Increasing joint operations and training with local law enforcement, DPS and the Texas State Guard

o Contiguous physical barrier coupled with electronic, infrared and visual monitoring

• Ending In-State Tuition for Illegal Immigrants

• Enhancing state smuggling laws

• Prohibiting sanctuary cities

• Prohibiting the knowing employment of illegal immigrants

• Providing civil liability protections for landowners against illegal immigrants

• Protecting the ability of law enforcement officers to inquire of the status of someone in custody

• Modernizing Current Immigration Laws to address the following:

o Any form of Amnesty should not be granted, including the granting of legal status to persons in the country illegally

o We support replacement of the current employment visa system with an efficient cost effective system

o We support ending country of origin quotas

o We support ending the annual green card lottery

• Once the borders are verifiably secure, and E-Verify system use is fully enforced, creation of a visa classification for non-specialty industries which have demonstrated actual and persistent labor shortages.

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Latinos Warn Against the Texas Solution!

PROTECT TEXAS
Strike the “Texas Solution” from the platform!
We will NOT sell-out Texans!

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