Sign Help Save Maryland’s Petition To Tell Governor Larry Hogan of Maryland, “NO TO OBAMAS EXECUTIVE AMNESTY”

MARYLAND CITIZENS DO NOT SUPPORT PRESIDENT OBAMA’S EXECUTIVE AMNESTY!

In January 2015, before the swearing in for Governor-elect Larry Hogan, Maryland Attorney General Brian Frosh took it upon himself to set immigration policy for the new Hogan Administration.

Acting alone, AG Frosh signed on to an amicus curiae or “friend of the court” brief with 11 other states in support of President Obama’s controversial executive amnesty for illegal aliens. This questionable brief was submitted in opposition to the formal legal challenge filed by the State of Texas and 25 other states which argued that the President’s unconstitutional amnesty would be a financial burden on the states.

During the 2014 Maryland campaign for governor, Candidate Hogan stated on multiple occasions that he opposed illegal immigration in Maryland. And Maryland citizens fully understand that Governor Hogan was not in office when AG Frosh signed on to the original January court brief supporting Obama’s executive amnesty.

But on March 12, 2015, AG Brian Frosh did it again! This time signing on to another “friend of the court” brief demanding that the Federal Court of Appeals overturn a lower court action delaying implementation of the President’s amnesty.   This was done without so much as a peep from Governor Hogan’s office.

Fool me once, shame on you; fool me twice, shame on me.

Obama’s Executive Amnesty means 5 million more immigrant lawbreakers will take additional jobs, healthcare and social services from deserving Maryland families. With a social security card illegal aliens will obtain federal and state tax refunds, “earned income tax credits”, access to even more government services and the ability to register to vote in Maryland elections. Maryland taxpayers already spend nearly $2 billion annually for the education, healthcare and incarceration costs of illegal aliens.

Please sign the Help Save Maryland Petition. Tell Maryland Governor Larry Hogan to:

  • Immediately withdraw the State of Maryland from the “friend of the court” briefs signed by Maryland Attorney General Brian Frosh. Maryland citizens are tired of paying for illegal aliens in our communities.
  • Put our state on record with the federal courts and the American People that the law-abiding citizens of Maryland refuse to support President Obama’s Executive Amnesty.
  • Order Maryland Attorney General Brian Frosh to cease and desist from providing any further verbal or written support for the unconstitutional Executive Amnesty being promoted by the White House.  

This past November, Maryland citizens voted for dramatic “Change” through the election of Larry Hogan as Governor. Eliminating blatant support for Maryland policies and programs that promote illegal immigration was a key component of the expected “Change”.

Tell Governor Larry Hogan to stop Attorney General Frosh and Maryland’s immigration lawlessness! Even New Jersey Governor Chris Christie has stepped up to oppose Obama’s executive amnesty. It’s now time for Governor Hogan to do the right thing.

CLICK HERE TO ADD YOUR NAME TO THE HELP SAVE MARYLAND PETITION

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Refugees stranded outside gates of Baghdad; fears of ISIS Trojan Horse

Posted by Ann Corcoran on May 20, 2015
ISIS on the move!

The Daily Mail reported yesterday (hat tip: Kyle) that thousands of Iraqi refugees fleeing Ramadi are now trapped between the ISIS-controlled city and the safety of Baghdad. (BTW, pundits speculate that Baghdad will fall too.)

Over 20,000 innocent Iraqis are stranded in a deadly no man’s land between ISIS militants in Ramadi and potential safety in Baghdad 60 miles to the east, where they are cruelly being refused entry.

The terror group slaughtered over 500 people over the last few days to seize control of Ramadi – their biggest military victory in over a year – before holding a a twisted celebratory parade on its blood-stained streets.

The thousands who were forced from their homes are now living in the open – many without shelter and dwindling aid – in small towns like Amiriyat Fallujah on the outskirts of Baghdad.

Iraq’s military will not allow them to cross the Euphrates river and into the city because it can not confirm they are not ISIS militants, aid agencies in Baghdad have told MailOnline.

Kind of ironic isn’t it?

The US is bringing Iraqis to your towns and cities at the rate of 1,175 a MONTH at the moment. But, we dare not mention the Trojan Horse analogy and are told to welcome them with open arms.

Where is the UN? Isn’t it their job to go into these danger zones and help the people?

https://refugeeresettlementwatch.wordpress.com/2015/05/20/refugees-stranded-outside-gates-of-baghdad-fears-of-isis-trojan-horse/

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New Poll Shows Many Americans Are Concerned About Illegal Immigration

 

Some recent polling results are of significance to states that border Mexico—Texas, Arizona, New Mexico, and Arizona. The poll surveyed likely voters, and the results suggest a significant change in attitudes towards immigration.

A Rasmussen Reports poll released in May shows that 77% of the electorate now believes that illegal immigration is a serious problem in America. And 63% of those likely voters said that gaining control over the border was more important than legalizing the status of undocumented workers already living in the U.S. That is the highest level on this issue in nearly five years.

The poll also found that 63% of Americans would favor using the military to control the border. And 51% now believe that border security is a “very serious issue.” Only 30% feel that it is important to legalize those immigrants who are already in the country, the lowest figure on that issue in two years.

Politics plays a part in one’s opinion, not surprisingly. The poll showed that 83% of those who identify as Republicans favor border security; 48% of Democrats want legalization to come first. As for the independents, 65% of them favor border security first.

The results of the poll, and others like it, will undoubtedly affect the 2016 election. Hillary Clinton has just changed her position, moving to the left of President Obama and favoring a quicker path to legalization. On the other hand, Republican Senators Rand Paul, Ted Cruz, and Marco Rubio have been in Arizona campaigning for border security.

http://legalbroadcastnetwork.com/the-lbn-blog/2015/5/19/new-poll-shows-many-americans-are-concerned-about-illegal-immigration

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Court Ruling on Immigration Could Rock Obama, 2016 Race

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Thanks to a little-watched court case in California, the Obama administration’s immigration policy faces a shake-up next week—and the court’s ruling could reverberate in the 2016 presidential campaign.

At issue is whether it’s legal to essentially lock up women and children who’ve crossed the border illegally, part of the administration’s response to last summer’s unaccompanied-minors crisis. Lawyers for some of these families sued the government, and last month, a U.S. District judge in Los Angeles issued a tentative ruling, a summary of which was obtained by Newsweek, stating that the administration policy violates a settlement in a 1997 immigration case, Flores v. Meese.

Judge Dolly Gee gave the two sides 30 days to negotiate an agreement that would lead the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency to release the minors and their parents from the family detention centers where they are being held. Those 30 days run out on Sunday, May 24.

The judge issued a gag order, so it’s “quite difficult to know whether or not there will be a real settlement” by May 25, says Denise Gilman, director of the Immigration Clinic at the University of Texas School of Law, which has advocated the release of the immigrants while they await decisions on their asylum requests. But Gilman says even if the Obama administration and the plaintiffs don’t come to a deal, the status quo isn’t going to stand. Gee, she says, would then intervene with a solution of her own. And Gee indicated in her tentative ruling that “the most logical solution…is to release the children with their mothers,” as Gilman summarized it.

Obama’s detention and deportation of hundreds of thousands of undocumented immigrants remains a sore spot for immigrant rights and Latino activists, even after the president granted a reprieve, via executive order, to millions who came to the United States as children and to those who have children who were born here and thus are American citizens. The practice of holding thousands of women and their children—it’s just mothers and their kids in these facilities, most of them fleeing dire circumstances in Central America— in fortress-like compounds in Texas and Pennsylvania, some for months on end, has prompted a particularly strong backlash.

Immigrant rights groups have been intensely critical of the practice. In February, The New York Times Magazine had a scathing piece on the treatment of the families staying at the ICE facilities. Earlier this month, hundreds protested in front of the largest family detention site, which was built in Dilley, Texas, last December, calling for it to be shut down. That’s helped get the issue onto politicians’ radar.

On May 15, Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid issued a statement calling for an end to the practice: “Detaining mothers and their children who are fleeing extreme poverty, persecution, abuse and violence is unacceptable and goes against our most fundamental values.” Likely Democratic presidential candidate Martin O’Malley, the former governor of Maryland, went even further, calling for an end to immigrant detentions. They’re “cruel, costly and against our values—esp. for families,” O’Malley tweeted Friday. “Let’s lead with our principles and end them.”

Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton hasn’t been quite so emphatic, but she did denounce the practice in her remarks on immigration in Nevada earlier this month, telling a roundtable that “I don’t think we should put children and vulnerable people into big detention facilities because I think they’re at risk.”

ICE did not reply to requests for comment, citing the pending litigation, and neither did the White House. But in the past, the agency has argued that the practice will help deter other undocumented immigrants and also that the mothers are flight risks. The detention centers, ICE insists, are humane and help keep families together. But neither that argument nor reforms announced May 13 to improve oversight and conditions at the centers have placated liberals or activists who want the facilities shut and the undocumented simply monitored to make sure they show up for hearings and court dates. They would prefer the end of detention for all undocumented immigrants, not just those who came as part of the children’s wave.

They’re hoping Gee, a Bill Clinton appointee, will force the government to wind down its family detention program starting next week, releasing the women and their children and monitoring them to ensure they show up for their court dates and asylum hearings. That would be a return to the administration’s practices pre-2014. But they also want more.

Family immigration detention, says Human Rights Watch researcher Clara Long, is “of a piece with policies of detaining people who don’t need to be detained,” making it harder for them to access lawyers and process asylum claims and generally subjecting them to hardship. Under Obama, the number of undocumented immigrants detained “continue to skyrocket,” says Gilman, reaching 440,000 in fiscal year 2013, according to a Government Accountability Office report. Both Long and Gilman hope the spotlight on family detention will extend more broadly to the detention of undocumented immigrants.

And immigrant advocates have no better chance to ramp up the political pressure than during the 2016 election, with both parties eager to court Latino votes. Hillary Clinton will face particular scrutiny, with O’Malley having set the bar for liberals by arguing for an end to all detentions.

The Republican field has had little to say about the practice, which is no surprise. Taking a hard line on illegal immigration is wildly popular among GOP primary voters. But it’s a different story in the general election. Religious groups, a key constituency, have been among those protesting family detention. And Republicans will need to close the gap with Latino voters in key states like Colorado and Florida to beat Democrats there. A more flexible stand on detentions is one way to demonstrate some “compassionate conservatism” and would no doubt be well received in those communities, though probably not with the Republican base.

http://www.newsweek.com/court-ruling-immigration-could-rock-obama-2016-race-333677

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