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What's happening on the Immigration front?

Lawmakers need to address illegal immigration

 

Aug. 15, 2012, Clarion-Ledger, Dr. Rodney Hunt, MFIRE Pres.

 

Do states have a role in enforcement of federal immigration law?  In a word - yes.

Recent U.S. Supreme Court decisions give us clear guidance for state legislation and have also affirmed the right of states to protect their citizens from the harmful effects of massive uncontrolled illegal immigration. President Obama's edicts invoking what he calls "prosecutorial discretion" have made a mockery of existing federal law and make it even more imperative that our state leaders step up and protect us.

 

Read more:  http://www.clarionledger.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=2012208160343&nclick_check=1

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Amnesty by Executive Fiat Plan Implemented Today

This is an administrative version of the DREAM Act, which Congress has repeatedly rejected. The White House claims it’s just setting enforcement priorities, exercising “prosecutorial discretion” over whom to arrest and deport, and that those who benefit are just getting a temporary reprieve from deportation. That is a brazen lie.

Read more:  http://cis.org/

 

 

 

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Study:  Obama "Dismantles" Immigration Enforcement

July 24, 2012, Fox News

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A detailed timeline being released this week by a leading anti-illegal  immigration group documents what the organization describes as a pattern by the  Obama administration of looking the other way on immigration  enforcement.

 

While the charges are not necessarily new, the detailed list of grievances  regarding the administration's immigration policy could provide fodder for those  trying to paint President Obama as weak on enforcement in advance of the  November election.

 

Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2012/07/24/study-accuses-obama-administration-gutting-immigration-enforcement/#ixzz21ZsELGoC

 

  

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THE SUPREME COURT, IMMIGRATION ENFORCEMENT & MISSISSIPPI

July 27, 2012 - Yall Politics / Frank Corder - Opinion

The U.S. Supreme Court handed down it ruling on Arizona's hotly debated illegal immigration law on Monday.  Many in Mississippi have sought to build on the legislation as the federal government continues to refuse to handle the issue.  Rep. Becky Currie and others in the legislature stepped out last session to promote the effort. Gov. Phil Bryant was even on board.

Read more:    

http://yallpolitics.com/index.php/yp/post/32557/

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SUPREME COURT UPHOLDS IMMIGRATION CHECKS

 

June 25, 2012

WASHINGTON—The Supreme Court struck down parts of Arizona's effort to crack down on illegal immigrants but left one key part intact in a ruling that gave both sides of the debate something to cheer.

In a 5-3 ruling, the court said Arizona in effect had tried to set up a parallel enforcement system that punished illegal immigrants more harshly and interfered with congressional authority over the nation's borders. The court rejected parts of the state law known as SB1070 that made it a crime for illegal immigrants to seek work and that authorized warrantless arrests of people suspected by state and local police of committing deportable offenses.

However, the court upheld the law's directive that state and local police check the immigration status of people they stop when they suspect them of lacking authorization to be in the U.S.

Read more and view video:  http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052702304898704577480392205316110.html?mod=WSJ_Home_largeHeadline

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Naked Lawlessness:  Obama’s Amnesty-by-Fiat

Charles Krauthammer (June 22, 2012)

“With respect to the notion that I can just suspend deportations [of immigrants brought here illegally as children] through executive order, that’s just not the case, because there are laws on the books that Congress has passed.”

— President Obama, March 28, 2011

Those laws remain on the books. They have not changed. Yet Obama last week suspended these very deportations — granting infinitely renewable “deferred action” with attendant work permits — thereby unilaterally rewriting the law. And doing precisely what he himself admits he is barred from doing.

Obama had tried to change the law. In late 2010, he asked Congress to pass the Dream Act, which offered a path to citizenship for hundreds of thousands of young illegal immigrants. Congress refused.

When subsequently pressed by Hispanic groups to simply implement the law by executive action, Obama explained that it would be illegal. “Now, I know some people want me to bypass Congress and change the laws on my own. . . . But that’s not how our system works. That’s not how our democracy functions. That’s not how our Constitution is written.”

That was then. Now he’s gone and done it anyway. It’s obvious why. The election approaches and his margin is slipping. He needs a big Hispanic vote and this is the perfect pander. After all, who will call him on it? A supine press? Congressional Democrats? Nothing like an upcoming election to temper their Bush 43-era zeal for defending Congress’s exclusive Article I power to legislate.

With a single Homeland Security Department memo, the immigration laws no longer apply to 800,000 people. By what justification? Prosecutorial discretion, says Janet Napolitano.

This is utter nonsense. Prosecutorial discretion is the application on a case-by-case basis of considerations of extreme and extenuating circumstances. No one is going to deport, say, a 29-year-old illegal immigrant whose parents had just died in some ghastly accident and who is the sole support for a disabled younger sister and ailing granny. That’s what prosecutorial discretion is for. The Napolitano memo is nothing of the sort. It’s the unilateral creation of a new category of persons — a class of 800,000 — who, regardless of individual circumstance, are hereby exempt from current law so long as they meet certain biographic criteria.

This is not discretion. This is a fundamental rewriting of the law.

Imagine: A Republican president submits to Congress a bill abolishing the capital gains tax. Congress rejects it. The president then orders the IRS to stop collecting capital gains taxes and declares that anyone refusing to pay them will suffer no fine, no penalty, no sanction whatsoever. (Analogy first suggested by law professor John Yoo.)

It would be a scandal, a constitutional crisis, a cause for impeachment. Why? Because unlike, for example, war powers, this is not an area of perpetual executive-legislative territorial contention. Nor is cap gains, like the judicial status of unlawful enemy combatants, an area where the law is silent or ambiguous. Capital gains is straightforward tax law. Just as Obama’s bombshell amnesty-by-fiat is a subversion of straightforward immigration law.

It is shameful that congressional Democrats are applauding such a brazen end run. Of course it’s smart politics. It divides Republicans, rallies the Hispanic vote and preempts Marco Rubio’s attempt to hammer out an acceptable legislative compromise. Very clever. But, by Obama’s own admission, it is naked lawlessness.

As for policy, I sympathize with the obvious humanitarian motives of the Dream Act. But two important considerations are overlooked in concentrating exclusively on the Dream Act poster child, the straight-A valedictorian who rescues kittens from trees.

First, offering potential illegal immigrants the prospect that, if they can hide just long enough, their children will one day freely enjoy the bounties of American life creates a huge incentive for yet more illegal immigration.

Second, the case for compassion and fairness is hardly as clear-cut as advertised. What about those who languish for years in godforsaken countries awaiting legal admission to America? Their scrupulousness about the law could easily cost their children the American future that illegal immigrants will have secured for theirs.

But whatever our honest and honorable disagreements about the policy, what holds us together is a shared allegiance to our constitutional order. That’s the fundamental issue here. As Obama himself argued in rejecting the executive action he has now undertaken, “America is a nation of laws, which means I, as the president, am obligated to enforce the law. I don’t have a choice about that.”

Except, apparently, when violating that solemn obligation serves his reelection needs.

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April 30, 2012

NEW OPINION POLL SHOWS MS REPUBLICANS FAVOR ENFORCEMENT

Do you support or oppose immigration reform to assist law enforcement officers in enforcing our state and federal immigration laws?   See the survey's memorandum of  findings below:                   

MEMORANDUM FINDINGS

 

RE: Public Opinion Poll conducted March 29 — April 1, 2012

This telephone survey was conducted from March 29 - April 1, 2012, in DeSoto, Harrison, Madison and Rankin counties, among a sample of 302 identified Republican voters with a margin of error of + or — 5.6%, yielding the following breakdown of responses to the question:

"Do you support or oppose immigration reform designed to assist law enforcement officers in enforcing our state and federal immigration laws?"

83% Support 8% Oppose 9% Unsure

Clearly, Republican voters in the four largest Republican counties in Mississippi are strongly in favor of giving law enforcement officers the ability to enforce state and federal immigration laws.

  • The extremely low number of respondents who were opposed or unsure about the question were greatly outweighed by the 83% of respondents who support the concept.

    • The results of this question indicate very strong support for legislation aimed at giving local law enforcement officers the ability to help fight illegal immigration in Mississippi.
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  • April 10, 2012

Illegal Immigrants in Mississippi: The Cold Hard Truth

BY: B. Keith Plunkett

Opponents of reforming immigration have pulled out every reason they can to keep the status quo in Mississippi.

Builders and agricultural groups have said it would be bad for their business and ultimately the economy. Hard to fathom how that could be if they aren’t hiring illegals.

Maybe it could be because it’s bad for families as some religious groups have said. I was always told the law was blind and showed no favoritism, and these people are breaking the law, right? If that is the case it is they, not the law that is breaking up their family. Why should illegals not accept responsibility for their choices?

If someone is attempting to car jack me, I’m not going to ask them about their families before I decide to pull my .38. Justice should not be determined by a persons family situation, or connections. No one–regardless of the crime, the income level, or the level of connections–should be allowed that entitlement. Aren’t conservatives against entitlements? Don’t conservatives believe in the benefit of hard work and accepting responsibility for ourselves and our actions?

Then there is the law enforcement communities. They have become so enslaved to the dollars they drag in to run their departments that the thought of having to spend the extra time and dollars to ENFORCE THE LAW is apparently too much for them to handle.

Sen. Hob Bryan of Amory, says that the immigration -enforcement measure, House Bill 488, could intrude into the responsibilities of local law-enforcement agencies.

“It appears that this particular bill deals almost exclusively with the state of Mississippi instructing policemen and sheriff’s deputies how they’re to act when they arrest somebody,” Bryan said recently.

Isn’t that what lawmakers do? Shape laws to be enforced? Otherwise, why are we paying these people?

And exactly why did the Lt. Governor place this legislation in a committee that he almost certainly knew it would go to die?

We’ve heard a number of other excuses from the legal community, the business community, the law enforcement community, and legislators. When further challenged, the general response is that the problem really isn’t that bad in Mississippi.

However, as the numbers below indicate, it is. In the past 10 years, the number of estimated illegal immigrants in Mississippi have skyrocketed, while the number that have become legal residents have not.

Yes folks, we have a problem.

  • Estimated number of illegal immigrants in Mississippi in 2000………….8,000
  • Estimated number of illegal immigrants in Mississippi in 2010…………..35,000
  • An increase of 337.5%.
  • Number of persons obtaining legal permanent resident status in Mississippi in 2000………………….1,074
  • Number of persons obtaining legal permanent resident status in Mississippi in 2009………………….1,652
  • An increase of 53.82%

 

Effort to Increase Enforcement Fails

April 6, 2011

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) – A house chairman on Thursday abandoned his effort to revive tougher immigration enforcement provisions that included requiring local police to report suspected illegal immigrants to federal authorities.

HB 488 (the MFIRE endorsed Immigration Enforcement) the bill, which was killed earlier this week by a Senate Dem. Chairman Hob Bryan who was appointed by Republican Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves, now appears to be dead this legislative session.

Through his spokesperson, Tate Reeves earlier indicated that increasing enforcement of the law against illegal immigration is not a priority. 

Read more:  http://www.memphisdailynews.com/news/2012/apr/6/effort-to-renew-miss-immigration-enforcement-ends/

 

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Gov. Bryant Stands Firm for Immigration Enforcement Bill

March 29, 2012 (Clarion Ledger)

Republican Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves refers bill to Judiciary B Committee chaired by Democrat Hob Bryan, who voted against enforcement  last year.   

Read more:  http://www.clarionledger.com/article/20120329/NEWS/203290346/Bryant-not-budging-immigration

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Mississippi House Passes Immigration Enforcement Legislation.  March 19, 2012

The Mississippi House of Representatives passed an omnibus immigration enforcement bill, H.B. 488, by a bi-partisan vote of 70-47

The bill, entitled “Support Our Law Enforcement and Safe Neighborhood Act,” is similar to both Arizona’s SB 1070 and Alabama’s HB 56. The bill’s key provisions do the following:

  • Require law enforcement officers to determine a person’s immigration status during a lawful arrest if they have reasonable suspicion the person is an illegal alien (§2);
  • Prohibits state and local sanctuary policies (§2);
  • Prohibit illegal aliens from entering into state business transactions (§3);
  • Requires the revocation of the business license of any employer who knowingly hires an illegal alien (§5); and
  • Grants the State Board of Contractors authority to review contractor compliance with the State’s mandatory E-Verify law (§8); and
  • Authorizes the Governor to research and publish information regarding jobs that may become available by passing the Act (§ 11)

The bill provides that its provisions do not apply to nonprofit, religious, or charitable organizations who provide immediate basic and human needs to illegal aliens. (§9)

Supporters of the bill explained their motivation to pass H.B. 488.  “It's about the rule of law,” Mississippi House Judiciary B Committee Chairman Andy Gipson (R) said about the bill.  (Fox News Latino, Mar. 15, 2012) “We want to say you're welcome here, we just want you to follow the proper procedures, the proper protocols.” (Id.)

However, the Southern Poverty Law Center has told Mississippi officials it will sue the state if the bill passes. “I would suggest that just because the state can pass that doesn't mean it's a good idea,” said Mary Bower, legal director for the SPLC. (CNN, Mar. 16, 2012)

Mississippi Governor Phil Bryant’s spokesman said the Governor would not be deterred from supporting the bill by the threat of a lawsuit. (Id.)

The bill now heads to the Mississippi Senate. 

 Action to Take: Encourage individual senators, the leadership, and Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves to bring the bill out of Senate Judiciary A Committee for a floor vote. The taxpaying citizens of this state deserve nothing less.

Lt. Gov. Reeves' phone is (601) 359-3200.

 

 

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Governor Phil Bryant partnered with concerned citizens, members of the MS Tea Party and the MS Federation for Immigration Reform & Enforcement (MFIRE) today at the state capitol in Jackson to endorse House Bill 488, Rep. Becky Currie's Illegal Immigration Enforcement Bill. The bill also contains provisions to strengthen the E-Verify Law.

Also present and speaking were Dr. Rodney Hunt for MFIRE, Roy Nicholson for the MS Tea Party, and Bill Marcy, candidate for congress.

Governor Bryant expressed his strong support for the proposed law. All of the speakers spoke of their support for legal immigration and each emphasized that there is a legal and proper way to enter this country.

All noted the high unemployment rate in the state and the extreme financial cost to taxpayers of illegal immigration. They include the loss of jobs for citizens and the cost to taxpayers for entitlement benefits for illegal immigrants.

MFIRE and the MS Tea Party believe that HB 488 will come to a vote on the House floor and all indications are that it will pass by a substantial margin. From there it will move to the Senate which is controlled by Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves.

           

 

 

SUPPORTERS   OF IMMIGRATION REFORM SCHEDULE JOINT

PRESS CONFERENCE

          

 A joint press conference in  support of proposed immigration legislation (HB488) will be  held by the Mississippi Federation for Immigration Reform and Enforcement  (MFIRE) and  the Mississippi Tea Party on   Wednesday, February 29, at 1:30 p.m.   on the   2nd   floor of the Mississippi State Capitol rotunda.

          

Governor Phil Bryant will speak in support of the legislation which was introduced by  Representative Becky Currie and is styled after the Alabama   illegal immigration legislation with special provisions to strengthen Mississippi’s  current E-Verify law.

 

Alabama’s  unemployment rate has dropped to 8.1% from 9.8% in September when the law went into   effect.

 

“There are an estimated 90,000 illegal   immigrants in our state, said Dr. Rodney

 

Hunt, President   of MFIRE.  “Over 133,000 Mississippi   citizens have actively looked for a  job in   the past two months and are still unemployed,” he said.  “We believe more jobs will open up  for Mississippians as a result of HB488 and social benefits will go only to citizens and   qualified legal immigrants,” said Hunt.

 

Make your plans now to join us on Wed. to show your support for this important legislation.  Hope to see you there.

 

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Positive Reaction to MS Immigration Bill

Feb. 17, 2012

Video here:  http://www.wtok.com/news/headlines/Reaction_to_Mississippi_Immigration_Bill_139478673.html?storySection=comments

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MS Illegal Immigration Enforcement Bill

 

As we reported Rep. Beckie Currie's Illegal Immigration Enforcement Bill was referred to House Judiciary B Committee chaired by conservative Rep. Andy Gibson.

 

We have just learned that it was also double referred to the House Education Committee, chaired by Rep. John Moore.

 

With Reps. Gibson and Moore we now have a great opportunity of getting the bill out of committee with no amendments.

 

Rep. Gibson supports this legislation but still needs to know that is has the overwhelming support of the public.

 

Action to Take Now:  Give Rep. Andy Gibson him a call at 601-359-1541, and send him an email at agibson@house.ms.gov   Thank him for his support of House Bill 488 (the Illegal Immigration Enforcement Bill) and ask that his committee pass it with no amendments so that it will go to the floor of the house for an up or down vote.

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Supreme Court Will Hear Challenge to Arizona Immigration Law

The Justice Department sued last year, arguing that Arizona's law goes beyond what the federal government allows in terms of enforcing illegal immigration laws.

Arizona counters that the federal government isn't doing enough to address illegal immigration and that border states are suffering disproportionately. read more

KAGAN RECUSES!!!!!!!

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Obama Deportation Numbers a Trick

Oct. 28, 2011

 

Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano last week  announced that the Obama administration has deported a record number of illegal  immigrants in the past year.

But the Obama administration is using smoke and mirrors to achieve its  so-called historic record. Take away the illusion, and the facts show that the  administration conjures up its deportation statistics.


Read more:  http://www.politico.com/news/stories/1011/66805.html

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Public School Students Forced to Memorize Mexican Pledge of

 

 

Allegiance

 

October 17, 2011

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Read more:  http://www.theblaze.com/stories/blaze-exclusive-tx-high-school-students-made-to-recite-mexican-national-anthem-pledge-of-allegiance/

 

 

 

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