Thursday, May 3, 2012

The Hispanic Institute Calls on Romney to Reign in Anti-Immigrant Extremists

Mitt Romney
WASHINGTON, DC -- Today, The Hispanic Institute called on presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney to denounce a House bill that would effectively militarize America's borders.

The National Security and Federal Lands Protection Act (H.R. 1505), authored by Rep. Rob Bishop (R-Utah), would give the Department of Homeland Security expanded powers to obtain operational control of federal lands within a 100-mile swath of the northern and southern U.S. borders. Bishop claims the bill is necessary to help protect the country's borders.

The agencies tasked with border security disagree. The United States Border Patrol has been slow to embrace the bill and has asserted that it has the border security issue under control.

A recent report from the Pew Hispanic Center buttresses the Border Patrol's claims. The report concludes that immigration from Mexico slowed to "a standstill" between 2005 and 2010.

H.R. 1505 proposes a solution to a problem that simply does not exist. By stretching Homeland Security's increased powers to states like Maine and Minnesota, it demonstrates that its real intent is not to bolster national security -- but instead to undermine federal regulations over a host of lands and industries.

This breathtaking cynicism is obvious to Hispanics, who are angry at being portrayed as bogey-men to advance the agenda of Rep. Bishop and the Tea Party -- an agenda that professes to reduce federal regulation.

Immigration is an important issue that this country must address and resolve. But using immigrants as legislative props, in such a clumsy and reckless fashion, erodes faith in good government.

Now that Governor Romney is the presumptive Republican nominee and the de facto GOP leader, he must move to silence the extremists within his party, lest they continue the damage done during the primary. The Hispanic Institute calls on the Romney Campaign and the Republican Party to convince Republican members of Congress that H.R. 1505 is a dishonest and corrosive bill. Doing so would represent an easy first step toward convincing Hispanics that the GOP values their voices and votes -- and intends to take their issues seriously.

Source: The Hispanic Institute
Photo source: Wikimedia Commons--FlickrMitt Romney caucus eve in Clive 022, IowaPolitics.com


LINK: Sign The Wilderness Society's petition asking Congress to stop H.R. 1505.

3 comments:

Vicente Duque said...

VIDEO, J. T. Ready, Best Nazi Friend of Russell Pearce kills little Children and committs suicide, Rachel Maddow Traces Relationship B/W Mass Shooter, J.T. Ready, & - Best Friends of Sheriff Joe Arpaio - Racist Friends

Best Racist Friends of Mitt Romney murdering little Children. The end of a life of Violence, Racism, Brutality, Nazism, Harassment of Latinos. The Racism and Brutality of Mormons.

Rachel Maddow shows the worst Nazi Scoundrel of Arizona killing Children, Neo Nazi Vigilantes killing Latinos and "Illegals" with total impunity in Arizona and with the complacency of best friends Governor Jan Brewer, Sheriff Joe Arpaio, and recalled former Arizona senator Russell Pearce.

These Nazi Vigilantes of "Minuteman American Defense" or MAD also killed little beautiful girl Brisenia Flores and her father Raul. MAD is the most apt acronym in World History for a criminal organization.

Mitt Romney is in bed with all these Brutal Scoundrels, he is the best choice of Ku Klux Klan, White Supremacists and Murderous Skinheads.


According to Mitt Romney Arizona is a "Model for the Nation" in Immigration Matters.


Published on May 3, 2012 by imnewshound

The relationship between Arizona mass shooter, J.T. Ready and former GOP Senate President, and current number two man, Russel Pierce, is highlighted in this video. This is a perfect case of extremist meets power and shows the risk the country runs by allowing Republicans gain control of government.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JMQzA2F8e74


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Billie Greenwood said...

Thanks for adding all that content to this post, Vicente. As bad as the situation has been, things seem to be in a decline these days. Mitt Romney would be a disaster for the U.S. in so many ways.

Vicente Duque said...

Thanks Billie
People have not realized that SB 1070 will be continuously challenged in the Future.

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Professor Geoffrey Hoffman of the University of Houston Law Center says that SB 1070 is Orwellian and Kafkaesque : "SB 1070 itself requires racial or ethnic profiling but the law also (very cleverly) expressly prohibits civil rights violations"


For the Professor SB 1070 is a Civil Rights Nightmare and can be challenged again for Civil Rights Violations, even if the Supreme Court upholds it.


Jurist Organization
SB 1070 and the Impending Police State
Although racial and ethnic profiling arguments were not addressed last week in Arizona v. United States, SB 1070 has significant civil rights implications for those of Latino descent...
May 3, 2012

By Professor Geoffrey Hoffman of the University of Houston Law Center


"http://jurist.org/forum/2012/05/geoffrey-hoffman-immigration.php



Some excerpts :

Is it premature to call a place a "police state" where authorities are given authority to detain a person until their immigration status is verified, without regard to the length of the detention? Will a tipping point be reached if the US Supreme Court validates all (or even a portion) of Arizona's SB 1070? The law requires among other things that local law enforcement determine status where a "reasonable suspicion" exists that the person is an undocumented alien.

The so-called "papers, please" law is an apt title because the law will require any person who is "lawfully" stopped, detained or arrested to prove his status, including a fortiorari his US citizenship. When he does not or cannot, then the person can be held for as long as it takes for the state to get confirmation from the federal government and return with a definitive answer — provided such information even exists in federal databases.
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The issue of racial or ethnic profiling did not even come up in oral argument, as Chief Justice John Roberts made clear right off the bat in his opening questioning. But racial or ethnic profiling is actually required by this law. What must the law enforcement authorities do if they are to determine whether they have "reasonable suspicion" someone is in the US illegally? Well, it cannot be just the failure to produce a certificate of citizenship, since most Americans have never even heard of one. It cannot be the failure to produce a passport, since almost no one travels with their passport on their person (if they even own one). So, what type of suspicion will be imposed?

The only answer is that law enforcement will now have to determine, after a "lawful" stop which people "look," "act," "speak" or "seem" to be "American."


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