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Help Save Maryland Director, Brad Botwin Interviews With Voice of America – Central American Children Fleeing Gangs and Poverty Touch Off Debate
Central American Children Fleeing Gangs and Poverty Touch Off Debate
July 16, 2014 10:25 PM
ARLINGTON —The United States has started to return groups of young Central American migrants who have crossed into the country illegally. More than 60,000 children have come into the US since October of last year, an increase of 400% since the year before.Since October of last year, 60,000 unaccompanied minors have crossed into the U.S. Administration officials estimate 90,000 children will have arrived by the end of this September.People who are familiar with the backgrounds of these children say this is not a migration problem, but a refugee problem.
“These are not refugees. This is a big time scam,” said Brad Botwin, director of Help Save Maryland, a group opposing illegal immigration. “There are some problems there with violence; there’s ways to fix that. Not just come up to the United States and run away from it.”
But as Central American countries struggle to overcome gangs and poverty, the children keep coming.
A 2008 law allows Central American children to stay until they get a court hearing, instead of being deported immediately. Bob Dane of the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR) said the law’s original intent was to protect children who were being trafficked.
“Unfortunately now, that law is being used as a loophole — it is being advertised as a means into the United States. Really, it’s the driver of mass migration from Central America,” said Dane.
Once the children arrive, the law allows them to be housed in detention centers then placed with family members until their court hearing.
Marc Rosenblum of the Migration Policy Institute wants the law changed.
“What it’s not doing is allowing for a quick settlement, a quick resolution and deportation of kids who are not eligible for a visa. So the fix would be to speed up that hearing process,” said Rosenblum.
Those hearings can take up to two years. For now, children that have arrived will have to wait.
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Not Good News For Legal Citizens of Baltimore County and Maryland – Catholic Charities seeks to house immigrant children in Baltimore County
Catholic Charities seeks to house immigrant children in Baltimore County
Group wants role in crisis despite complex and bitter politics
Catholic Charities wants to care for about 50 children from Central America at a campus in Baltimore County, seeking a role in the immigration crisis even though the consideration of other sites in Maryland has met with fierce local opposition.
The organization plans to apply to federal officials to house the children at St. Vincent’s Villa, a residential facility on Dulaney Valley Road, Catholic Charities head William J. McCarthy Jr. confirmed Thursday night.
McCarthy said housing the children would amount to his organization doing its job.
“Our role and our mission is to meet the needs of these children,” he said. “This is obviously the result of things beyond my control — policies and political posturing that has left these children as victims.”
The wave of 57,000 unaccompanied children who have arrived at the U.S. border since October has left the federal government seeking shelter for them across the country while their immigration status is sorted out. But news that sites in Baltimore and Carroll County were considered drew outcries from some local officials and residents.
At an empty Army Reserve Center outside Westminster that was briefly considered, someone scrawled poorly spelled graffiti, “no illeagles here.”
Interesting. When the Feds were about to bus in hundreds of illegal aliens criminals, who managed to cross the border into the United States without permission, into Westminster, Maryland, the Maryland State Police have ZERO problem with the situation.
But when American Patriots spray paint a “Don’t Tread On Me” style message on a wall of the taxpayer owned complex where the Feds were going to stash, feed, cloth, provide healthcare and other services to the illegal alien lawbreakers with our tax dollars, and then free these intruders into our communities, the Maryland State Police grandstand that the graffiti is a HATE CRIME? Since when are illegal aliens a race to be hated? What is wrong with this picture?
The graffiti was clearly an Act of LOVE by American Citizens in Westminster. Love of family, neighbor, community, state and country. Americans citizens protecting Americans citizens as always from wrongdoing that is threatening our financial, social and economic viability as a nation. It was a wake up call to fellow Marylanders. And its happening in communities across the nation as our so-called secure borders are being sliced wide open by citizens of Mexico and Central America.
Doesn’t Lt. Patrick McCrory, commander of the state police’s Westminster barrack have better things to do with his time like setting up speed traps, adjusting his cool trooper hat in the mirror and getting a weekly haircut?
Had the illegals arrived by bus as planned and American Citizens carried signs in protest that said “No Illegals Here” and “No Undocumented Democrats” would Lt. McCrory have taken time from his busy schedule to actually arrest the sign carriers for “hate crimes”, in clear violation of OUR FIRST AMENDMENT RIGHTS??
Or could it be because CASA of Maryland, the illegal aliens choice for taxpayer funded goodies, put pressure on Governor O’Malley and Lt Governor Brown to do something because their illegal alien clientele did not arrive as planned?
Seriously, without a growing population of law-breaking illegals to care for CASA of Maryland would be unable to ask for ever increasing tax dollars from O’Malley/Brown and their Annapolis buddies. CASA would be out of business as would Catholic Charities and a host of other anti-American organizations currently on the taxpayer dole. Image that.
Clearly no elected Sheriff or other credible law enforcement official in Maryland would tolerate this non-crime nonsense being forced on them by Governor O’Malley and Lt. Governor Brown.
“Police investigating anti-immigrant graffiti as hate crime”
Message spray-painted on former Army Reserve Center in Westminster, where feds had been considering housing immigrant children
By Christian Alexandersen, Times Staff Writer
July 15, 2014
Maryland State Police have classified anti-immigration graffiti spray painted on the former Army Reserve Center in Westminster as a hate crime.
The graffiti was sprayed sometime Saturday night or early Sunday morning, according to Lt. Patrick McCrory, commander of the state police Westminster barracks. The graffiti said “NO ILLEAGLES [sic] HERE NO UNDOCUMENTED DEMOCRATS.”
It was spray-painted on the front of the Army Reserve Center, which recently became embroiled in controversy when the Obama administration considered using the facility to house immigrant children caught crossing the US-Mexico border illegally.
The Carroll County Board of Commissioners spoke out against the federal government’s plan on Friday during an emergency cabinet meeting. Commissioners attending the meeting pledged not to provide any assistance to federal agencies if or when they moved the children to the facility.
By Saturday, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services told local officials that the 3.8-acre, vacant facility would not be used as a shelter for immigrant children. State police began their investigation into the graffiti after it was discovered Sunday morning.
McCrory said they do not have any suspects and no witnesses have come forward yet, but it is still early in the investigation process.
“It’s going to be difficult if there’s no witnesses unless somebody speaks up or starts talking about it on Facebook or tells a friend,” McCrory said. “Usually, that’s how these people get caught … I wouldn’t be surprised if someone starts bragging about it.”
McCrory said the graffiti was being considered a hate crime because of its racial message.
“This is definitely a racial, religious, ethnic incident,” McCrory said.
Hate crimes are considered a misdemeanor crime, punishable by up to three years in a prison and a $5,000 fine, according to the Maryland State Commission on Criminal Sentencing Policy.
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“Immigration leads to O’Malley, Obama spat”
Immigration Leads to O’Malley and Obama Spat
ANNAPOLIS, Md. — Jul 16, 2014, 7:07 PM ET
By BRIAN WITTE Associated Press
Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley was one of President Barack Obama’s top fundraisers in 2012, raising more than $1 million for his re-election campaign and supporting him regularly on political talk shows. Now, O’Malley is finding out what it’s like to be on Obama’s bad side.
Days after O’Malley criticized a White House proposal to deal with the immigration crisis at the U.S.-Mexico border, reports surfaced of a leaked phone call between the governor and a top Obama aide. The details appeared to make O’Malley look like a hypocrite on the matter, publicly criticizing the White House’s calls to speed up deportations of children arriving on the border, while pleading with the administration to not send the young people to one site in his state.
The incident marks a rare public skirmish between the president and a member of his own party who has made no secret of his possible 2016 presidential ambitions. On Wednesday, O’Malley publicly accused the White House of leaking the conversation.
“I don’t really care,” O’Malley told reporters Wednesday, when asked about the leak after he spoke out last week. “It’s right, and treating these children in the manner in which they’re being treated now is wrong, and as Americans we have to all do our part to alleviate this humanitarian crisis, and perhaps now the president has the room to call upon faith leaders to be a part of the solution as well.”
O’Malley aides emphasized that recommending against locating children at one location did not mean the governor opposes housing the children in Maryland. On Monday, the O’Malley administration took steps to formally create a licensing process for providers to help the children in Maryland after weeks of working on the matter.
While O’Malley’s administration has said it’s working to find temporary shelters for immigrant children arriving from Central America, he asked the White House in a private conversation not to send the children to one of the sites that had been under consideration, according to a source familiar with the conversation. The conversation between O’Malley and White House domestic policy adviser Cecilia Munoz took place late Friday evening. The person familiar with the content of the call said O’Malley told Munoz that the facility in Westminster, Maryland, was in a conservative part of the state, and the children were at risk of getting harassed or worse. The source insisted on anonymity in order to publicly discuss the private conversation.
The Maryland State Police are investigating as a hate crime graffiti on a former military building that was under consideration in Westminster. Someone spray-painted the former Army Reserve Center with the words: “NO ILLEAGLES HERE NO UNDOCUMENTED DEMOCRATS.”
White House spokesman Josh Earnest confirmed that the conversation between O’Malley and Munoz occurred, but declined to elaborate or characterize the conversation.
“What this administration has done over the last several weeks is be in touch with state and local officials across the country to enlist their support and their tangible contribution in dealing with the situation that we’ve seen at the border,” Earnest said.
The disclosure of the call comes after O’Malley sharply criticized proposals from the Obama administration that could speed up the deportation of many of the 57,000 unaccompanied children who have arrived at the U.S.-Mexico border in recent months. It also highlights a potential rift between the White House and a Democrat considering running to replace Obama in the 2016 presidential election. O’Malley was a top fundraiser for the president’s re-election campaign, helping raise more than $1 million to keep Obama in the White House.
Gustavo Torres, executive director of immigrant rights group CASA de Maryland, praised O’Malley for taking a stand. “In stark contrast to other public figures that have called for their quick deportation, Governor O’Malley has urged that arriving migrant children receive fair, humane treatment and, above all, a fair legal review of whether they should be allowed to stay,” Torres said.
O’Malley was outspoken about the issue at the National Governors Association meeting in Nashville, Tennessee, on Friday.
“We are not a country that should turn children away and send them back to certain death,” O’Malley told reporters.
Nina Smith, an O’Malley spokeswoman, said it would be wrong to suggest the governor’s position on the Westminster site suggests he is not willing to have the children in Maryland. Smith said O’Malley and other state officials have been working with federal partners and local officials to try to play a constructive role in addressing the matter for weeks.
Meanwhile, the Maryland Department of Human Services submitted plans Monday to take preliminary regulatory steps to create a licensing process for providers who could help unaccompanied immigrant children. The step comes after several potential locations to house them in the state were considered and rejected.
White House Correspondent Julie Pace and Associated Press writer Josh Lederman in Washington contributed to this report.
HAPPY 30TH BIRTHDAY, CENTRAL AMERICAN HUMANITARIAN CRISIS
July 16, 2014
It’s been fun to watch the media discuss the border crisis in real time, improvising their arguments on the fly. Let’s try A, and if that doesn’t work, we’ll try B.
First, they said there was no surge at the border — it was a phony crisis manufactured by the Drudge Report. The facts on the ground quickly made that argument inoperable.
Next, liberals told us these “undocumented migrants” (the PC phrase for “illegal aliens” — because we’ll never figure out what that means) were mere children fleeing violence and drug cartels.
Then we found out that more than 80 percent of the “children” were teenage males, some being recruited for the homicidal Central American gang MS-13, right there in the detention facilities.
(Suspiciously, liberals’ wailing about a “humanitarian” crisis began immediately after Sen. Chuck Schumer emerged from a meeting with Democratic number-crunchers figuring out exactly how many more Latin American voters they’ll need to take Texas and Florida.)
Why would there be a humanitarian crisis now? Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador — where most of the migrants are coming from — have been hellholes forever, even longer than Detroit.
The “horrendous civil wars in Central America” were a major topic during the presidential debates between Reagan and Mondale — and that was in 1984. Mondale campaigned on conditioning aid to El Salvador on disbanding that country’s “most lawless and notorious security forces” and bringing to justice the murderers of American nuns. Those guys are putting in for their pensions by now.
In 1992, Noam Chomsky described El Salvador and Guatemala as “murderous terrorist state(s),” adding that human rights abuses in Honduras were worse even than in Panama under Noriega.
So what’s new now?
Liberals finally settled on complaining that if only we’d passed “comprehensive immigration reform,” none of this would have ever happened. Why not a global warming bill? That might be nutty, but at least it wouldn’t be the exact opposite of the truth.
We are not dealing with a delicate point of logic here, some tiny flaw in liberals’ reasoning, where they neglect to consider this or that aspect of a situation. This is something I don’t recall encountering before. It’s anti-logic.
The Schumer-Rubio amnesty bill would have made this crisis 10,000 times worse than it already is.
The precise reason our borders are besieged is that the 11 million to 20 million “undocumented migrants” currently living here seem just a few more bad Marco Rubio speeches away from being legalized. And the reason they entered the country undocumentedly is that Reagan granted amnesty to 3 million illegal aliens in 1986.
Every powerful group in America is pushing for amnesty: President Obama, Sen. Schumer, Schumer’s new friends Sen. Marco Rubio and Gov. Chris Christie, Wall Street, the Republican National Committee, the Democratic National Committee, farmers, ethnic activists, the entire media, wealthy elites who need domestics and the Chamber of Commerce.
Instead of “living in the shadows” — the shadows of mass protests, New York Times magazine covers, TV shows, government housing, free schools, free medical care, free food stamps, the Catholic Church, state colleges at in-state tuition rates in 17 states — “undocumented migrants” seem poised to become full legal residents.
With that, they would gain the additional rights to more welfare programs, to vote for more welfare programs — and to vote for more amnesty. (Also, they won’t have to worry about being deported if they’re convicted of rape or murder after they’re amnestied.)
Obama has already effectively granted amnesty to millions of “undocumented migrants” by refusing to deport “children,” i.e., MS-13 members. (I’m starting to think somebody ought to sue that guy.)
Consequently, a lot of Latin Americans decided it was a good time to come to the U.S. to get in on Obama’s administrative amnesty and also to be here in time for the next amnesty.
So why are Obama, Sen. Harry Reid, Sen. Jeff Flake, MSNBC and The New York Times editorial page all telling us that if only we’d passed “comprehensive immigration reform” — which would grant amnesty to millions of illegal immigrants — this never would have happened? That’s the reason it’s happening!
Usually, liberals push ideas that aren’t true, but sound like they could be true. Raise taxes and we’ll get more revenue! Give condoms to teenagers and we’ll reduce unwed pregnancies! Ban guns and we’ll have fewer gun crimes!
On immigration, they’re out of practice and don’t know what to say when their auto-pilot “living in the shadows” claptrap doesn’t work.
They seem to know that the prospect of amnesty has something to do with the current crisis, so the word “amnesty” pops into their heads, and then they end up blurting out that the cause is the solution.
We need to discourage people coming to America for amnesty, by passing amnesty! Yes, of course! If Congress would only pass amnesty, the people of the world would say to themselves, “Uh-oh! I better not cross the border into America now! I’ll never get amn –” Oh, wait.
It’s not that one small part of their argument is wrong. It’s more like there’s a whole section missing from the explanation. Or as if they’re talking about some other issue altogether, such as a solution to the elites’ servant problem. Or two totally different ideas got into a teleportation machine and their atoms were accidentally mixed up as they traveled across the universe, which I saw happen in the movie “The Fly.”
Immigration advocates don’t have a good set of arguments and, with tens of thousands of “undocumented migrants” crossing the border, their usual method of prohibiting any debate on the subject isn’t working.
The very inanity of their argument that amnesty would prevent people from coming here to get amnesty gobsmacks us into silence.
In the world of the sane, the only way to prevent all of Latin America’s poor from showing up on our border expecting to be admitted is to repeal the law requiring that they be admitted.
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BLUE RIDGE FORUM – Can The House GOP Protect Us From The Obama Youth Invasion? – Illegal Immigration
BLUE RIDGE FORUM
July 17, 2014
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Can The House GOP Protect Us From The Obama Youth Invasion?
The message to House GOP members: appropriate no money to fix the president’s border mess until he rescinds the DACA and other unlawful immigration programs. Equally important, approve no legislation to which the Senate can then attach their open-borders schemes. In view of the gravity of the border invasion and the continuing dispersion of young illegals throughout the US, should the House not remain in session throughout August and later–until the current crisis is under control? As senator Jeff Sessions points out, this is also a constitutional crisis.
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From Refugee Settlement Watch – MD Governor O’Malley pleaded with White House: Don’t send them to WESTERN Maryland – However……
MD Governor O’Malley pleaded with White House: Don’t send them to WESTERN Maryland
Posted by Ann Corcoran on July 17, 2014
I’m posting this for a couple of reasons, first, because you are going to hear the name Martin O’Malley a lot in the coming months and years—he wants to be the next Progressive occupant of 1600 Pennsylvania Ave, andsecond because we need a good laugh sometimes.
Last week we reported that a site in western MD —Westminster in Carroll County—had been identified as a potential new home for a couple of hundred illegal alien “minors.” Locals caught wind of the plan and knowing conservative activists here there would have been a demonstration on par with anything Murietta, CA could produce.
In fact, a clip of Carroll County Commissioner Richard Rothschild (highly critical of the plan) was featured on the O’Reilly Factor last evening. Rothschild said about his call to HHS:
“I want to point out that HHS, I asked HHS what are you going to do if these children can’t find their parents? Are you going to keep them imprisoned in this compound? No answers.”
Surely O’Malley, with his Presidential aspirations, didn’t relish the optics of a Murietta-style uprising on his home turf. He did tell the White House that other locations in the state would be o.k.
Maryland has a well-established refugee resettlement program and one of the big nine*** federal contractors—Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service—is located in the upscale area known as the Inner Harbor. Not to mention the fact that the notorious Casa de Maryland (The illegals ACORN)is undoubtedly itching to get its paws into some federal “refugee” loot—-for the “children.” See one of our many posts on Casa de Maryland (Sandinistas, El Salvador and the Sanctuary Movement).
History lesson on “nation of immigrants” mumbo-jumbo
Posted by Ann Corcoran on July 16, 2014
In the middle of a piece by Patrick Buchanan yesterday, here at World Net Daily. He gives a brief timeline that you need to know when someone in your community tries to shut you up with that tired old declaration that “we are a nation of immigrants,” and therefore we are expected to take in the world forever.
Below is Buchanan after explaining that our founders were all of similar background, religion, culture and language.
Later, in our history we abruptly slowed immigration for 40 years because we were overloaded (graph at right shows the dramatic slowdown).
We were not a nation of immigrants in 1789.
They came later. From 1845-1849, the Irish fleeing the famine. From 1890-1920, the Germans. Then the Italians, Poles, Jews and other Eastern Europeans. Then, immigration was suspended in 1924.
From 1925 to 1965, the children and grandchildren of those immigrants were assimilated, Americanized. In strong public schools, they were taught our language, literature and history, and celebrated our holidays and heroes. We endured together through the Depression and sacrificed together in World War II and the Cold War.
By 1960, we had become truly one nation and one people.
Help Save Maryland Director Brad Botwin Combats Governor Martin O’Malley On Immigration Issues – O’Malley policy draws criticism from immigrant groups
O’Malley policy draws criticism from immigrant groups
Measure a response to concerns over deportations from Md.
A policy that Gov. Martin O’Malley said would limit deportations from Baltimore to cases in which the immigrant poses a threat to public safety is facing criticism from advocates, who say it contains a loophole so large it will inevitably fall short of that goal.
At issue is the way the state responds to requests by federal authorities to hold arrestees at Baltimore’s Central Booking and Intake Center for possible deportation.
O’Malley announced the new policy after The Baltimore Sun reported that 40 percent of immigrants deported from Maryland through a controversial federal program known as Secure Communities had no prior criminal record — despite the Obama administration’s stated focus on prioritizing for removal those who committed crimes after crossing the border.
The rate in Maryland was far higher than the national average.
O’Malley won praise from advocates when he said in April that the state would limit the circumstances under which it would honor federal requests to hold noncriminal immigrants in jail.
But those same advocates now say written guidelines released after the announcement still direct Central Booking officials to hold immigrants for reasons that have little to do with public safety.
The result, they say, is a policy that is far more conservative than a growing number of similar rules cropping up across the nation.
“You have dozens and dozens of rural, Republican sheriffs in the country who have decided they’re not going to hold anyone because it violates their constitutional rights,” said Kim Propeack, political director of the immigrant advocacy group CASA de Maryland.
“You would think a state like Maryland could do better,” she added.
Advocates say the policy in Maryland will scoop up people like Gilberto Rojas, a 28-year-old who came to the country illegally from Mexico in 2002. Rojas was pulled over by Baltimore police in 2011 — before O’Malley’s new policy — for driving with a “dangerous bumper” and an “unlawfully modified exhaust system.”
He was arrested and charged with driving without license.
Rojas, who is married and has three daughters who are U.S. citizens, had no criminal record. But he was transferred to ICE after his arrest.
He was ultimately deemed eligible for deferred action, an Obama policy that grants leniency to some young immigrants, and has held a work permit since late last year.
“People who are getting deported are those that have not done anything wrong and those that have done something are the ones not getting deported,” said Rojas’ wife, Gadina Alameda, also 28. “It’s really destroying families.”
Supporters of Secure Communities and the detainer system note that the people caught by it are, after all, in the country illegally. Under the law, they said, there should be no distinction between those who commit crimes after sneaking across the border and those who do not.
“These are known illegals,” said Brad Botwin, who leads the anti-illegal-immigration group Help Save Maryland. “It really highlights a blatant lawlessness by the pro-illegal-alien community because … they are trying to make it so that no matter what they do, no matter how many times they’ve been deported, they can stay here.”