A twice-deported undocumented immigrant fights to stay with his family in the U.S.

A twice-deported undocumented immigrant fights to stay with his family in the U.S.

2eagle Angel Farias’ wife, two children and five siblings were born here in the United States. His mother and two other siblings are naturalized citizens. Angel came here in 1985 at age 7.

Like many undocumented immigrants, Angel’s family is a hodge-podge of those who have papers and those who don’t. And even Obama’s proposed Executive Order wouldn’t change his status: Angel has been deported twice.

Both times, he walked across the Sonoran desert with a backpack of food and water so that he could return to his family. Just a bit more illegal behavior that supports that Mr. Farias is not the kind of immigrant that the U.S. is interested in. After first deportation Mr. Farias is supposed to be suspended for ten (10) years on re-entering the U.S.A.

Angel’s family migrated from Michoacán to Washington’s Yakima Valley, where he and his siblings often skipped school to help their parents harvest cherries and asparagus. After 30 years in Yakima, Angel was able to start his own business as a house painter. He talks and eats like an American. His son speaks better English than Spanish. Yakima is all he’s ever known.

But U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents came and found him. The last time was in 2014. He appealed his deportation, so he spent 14 months in the Northwest Detention Center in Tacoma, where he led a hunger strike and spent weeks in solitary confinement.

His detention impacted the Farias family’s fortunes drastically. Angel was the undocumented breadwinner for a family of American citizens (by default). While he was away, they lost their house to foreclosure, and their credit was ruined. Unable to pay bills, Angel’s wife struggled day-to-day to put food on the table.

By the time he was released on bond, Angel’s father had passed away and his wife had been diagnosed with colon cancer.

Many undocumented immigrants are like Farias – they’ve been in the country for decades, have U.S.-born children but are barred from any path to legal status.

Angel’s first deportation order was for a misdemeanor arrest on charges that were later dropped. The next two were for returning to the U.S. illegally.

Angel’s history bars him from obtaining family visas and, while he has relatives in Mexico with ties to violent crime, it also makes it highly unlikely he’ll be granted asylum here.

His life provides a glimpse on the emotional and financial impact that deportations and detentions can have on one American family.

No! My heart is not crying for Mr. Farias or any member of his family. His wife, five siblings and two children were born American citizens. Hey Congress — it’s time to get real with the Citizenship Clause in the 14th Amendment!

Moreover, we find it very difficult to believe that someone here since 1985 would be having difficulty finding a way to at least be granted Green card status.

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Reform immigration and Visa Statutes

Reform immigration and Visa Statutes

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The San Bernardino shooters — Tashfeen Malik and her husband Syed Farook — emailed for several weeks before deciding to meet each other for the first time, according to Malik’s immigration file, portions of which were released today by the House Judiciary Committee.

Given the overall amount of terroristic attacks in this nation, how long and when is our government going to do something about this constant and reckless disregard of factual information?

The House Judiciary Committee investigates whether Malik’s visa was issued improperly. Chairman Bob Goodlatte says immigration officials did not do enough to screen Malik’s application and alleges that the passport stamps on Malik’s Saudi visa don’t prove she and Farook were in Saudi Arabia at the same time.

Malik, who was from Pakistan but had lived in Saudi Arabia, came to the U.S. last summer on a “fiancé” visa and later obtained a Green Card, U.S. officials have said. Malik married Farook, an American of Pakistani descent, in August 2014 and the couple had a baby six months before the Dec. 2 massacre that killed 14. Both died in a shootout with police afterwards.

dhs sealJust revealing this little portion of the released documents and information that is well-known to a majority of Americans — this entire notion of Malik, came to the U.S. last summer on a “fiancé” visa and later obtained a Green Card. This has set up a series of red flags that cannot be ignored by the following agencies: Department of Homeland Security, (DHS) United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement, (USCIS) always the Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosive Devices (ATF), there are far more agencies but what does it matter ($$) if a person can obtain these credentials so easily.

Allow me to ask a question: How many of us were aware of a “Fiancé” visa when the term itself leads one to believe that these people were not married!

Please be advised that this writer has written about the costs of Visa lotteries (giveaways), and to be completely within the law, partners of same-sex marriage people are lined up and ready to get their papers, the same with illegal aliens, and any refugee or asylum seekers the world over.

Please if anyone from the named agencies happen to be reading, let’s cut to the chase and make you folks as safe as possible.

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Greta Van Susteren inspires with “Why don’t we try something new?”

Greta Van Susteren inspires with “Why don’t we try something new?”

Whilst reading last evening I make it a point to happen across other influential person’s writings and I must admit that Greta van Susteren’s article on her site, posted onto Face Book did precisely what the doctor ordered.

eagle4Greta writes, “The nation is – or at least it seems so to me – terribly divided. Everyone has picked a group – whether it be by gender or ethnic background, etc. – and placed a stake in the ground. When this happens, people divide, not unite. This is taking sides, not joining together and you know what happens when people just take sides.”

Continuing she says, “Why don’t we go back to the old concept of America being a melting pot and all of us being Americans with first emphasis being on common goals.

I wrote at pretty good length an (hopefully) inspiring response that having sat on it for about 18 hours I would like to share with you and again, hopefully, get some response.

I do not think Greta is in error whatsoever with her feelings. The fact has it that the American mind-set has changed and primarily so with visitors, students, as well as illegal immigrants just making plans to sojourn to America for a spell.

0930-cittest_thumbnail_288_croppedFor the last 150 years or so, to be an immigrant with citizenship aspirations one needed to aspire to assimilate in every American way possible. Let’s say that 100 or more years ago, acquiring written and spoken English skills was not a problem. At all —

One specific issue is that people come to America now – not for the sake of the Nation – yet rather for the life styles and standards of living for their children and relatives that supersede their own. You see, it is not for the Nation that they come, rather, it is for what they can take from the country.

And I will point a finger of blame here, or what is mentioned as attribution. Years ago our wretched Congress as well as other branches within the federal government thought it overly wise to liberalize America. By this what I mean is the unadulterated inclusion of every sojourner’s wants and needs. Although fact has it that these people did not earn their keep.

As long as special interest groups AND American rights and privileges could be bestowed upon these people,flageag9 what on earth was different? Therefore the mentality of these individuals grabbed those special interest groups. Then it is logical that sojourner’s would also lobby or protest congressional officials and in most cases – those who had the least power – special interests within unions, universities, colleges, and school districts in order to make them feel as though they did.

I find that there is a critical piece of this situation missing. Several actually… Pride in yourself as well as country; achieving the American Way or The Great American Dream, takes giving it all away…meaning give one’s self away for the great Nation that one is making.

This my friends is where America is suffering. Some or most say it is coming from the White House. Others say it is from a bunch of idealistic congress people. One must remember that when everyone assimilates, then there is NOT groups or otherwise divide.

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Saying something about this situation, for Tom Brady

bradyAll up, even the professional writings I have done, I feel the need to at least saying something about this situation. This is an ongoing “bitch back” for all of those pundits, people in sports who write without critically thinking first, yet most of all, it is for those mental midgets we have in society who make an assessment without consulting the supporting documentation, which simply is the precise same thing as ruining a person’s civil liberties. Okay then — fast, lean and mean — with this I make mention of the NFL and Tom Brady.

You see, Mr. Brady was insulted and unadulteratedly made a fall guy for something that [all things being equal] he according to his own civil rights, as well as the law of our land has been accused of without any proof of a crime and is allegedly supposed to be suspended for at least four games. Like it or not, every individual who offers a debate should at the very least be informed. Actually I want to kindly offer “get informed!” Unbeknownst to many people a team of seven NFL lawyers and supposedly the best forensics teams available gathered to investigate Mr. Brady’s actions with the actual amount of air resident in a football.

Up to the minute of this writing this so called lawyer group — proffered an item referred to as “The Wells Report” measuring some 243 pages in length all of which could not and admittedly so, found the Mr. Brady simply did not have anything to do with the deflated footballs used within the first quarter and a half of a football game he participated in. The report concluded that it was “more probable than not that Brady was at least generally aware of the inappropriate activities.”

So given all of the amassed education doing the investigation (7 lawyers & a Forensics Team) not one single piece of scalesincriminating evidence was found to inflict charges against Tom Brady. What kind of summation is “more probable than not that Brady was at least generally aware of the inappropriate activities.” Again, based on what? In order to inflict a punishment on Brady the ever-so-implicated-in stealing, Roger Goodell, Commissioner of the NFL saw to it that he was the arbitrating officer at the arbitration phase. All things being equal here gang is that we are putting a sports icon on trial for something that there are no facts, evidence or bad-will to even consider.

barackoNow for my close here gang, I want to say for the record the truth about our society is that we have a president who constantly violates the US Constitution, then laughs. We also have a former secretary of state who has lied her ass off and been caught doing so; moreover, the depth of her lies have literally cost several people their very lives. Did I mention that in our society the total of some nine hundred thousand dollars plus, was fraudulently gained by those folks in congress who were writing bad checks? In this society most people feel as though it is okay to harvest and sell unborn human baby parts, before the abortion is even performed. Tell me anything about where you live.

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When one thinks of the mainstream media

images (21)When one thinks of the mainstream media in our country it is laughable how many times these alleged “writers, journalists, commentators, news anchors, people of high notoriety and those again with lower values deliberately defraud anyone and everyone who reads, listens, or watches their stories.

It would take much to sit here and write out the false claims that many of these huge name — Dan Rather, Brian Williams, and others — who have misreported stories for their own publicity and certainly for their own financial gain.

Yet, let us look at some of these people and how they have deliberately misreported even what an aspiring person has said — in other words, taken people, positions, and what they’ve held and through laziness and doing a shotty job of not re-listening to an original tape, or even a video, or for whose sake take quality notes especially when one is going to quote someone else.

Recently a reporter completely took what Mr. Donald Trump spoke about and rather than redoing anything, created an extreme load of excrement and before those who have business with Mr. Trump had complied by doing their due-diligence have in the opinion of this writer, become worse for not having done their jobs.

ms13tatoosTrump deplored immigrants from Mexico who “have lots of problems” and are “bringing those problems to us.”

“They’re bringing drugs, they’re bringing crime, they’re rapists,” he said, adding, “and some, I assume, are good people.”

Jorge Ramos, a prominent Univision host, called Trump’s remarks “absurd” and “prejudiced.” But is there any truth about what he is saying?

“At Univision, we see first-hand the work ethic, love for family, strong religious values and the important role Mexican immigrants and Mexican-Americans have had and will continue to have in building the future of our country,” the company said. Again is there any truth to the matter? Of course there is…

There are two lines of text transcribed from the original article at the Washington Post that Mr. Trump proffered, and four plus lines of text (same article) from the prominent Univision host proffered by Jorge Ramos.

However and most importantly — did anyone read, “truth about the matter? Of course there is… Trump is basically using his freedom of speech rights in stating, “deplored immigrants from Mexico ” so other than speaking the gospel truth about his observations what has Mr. Trump done that is wrong.

It absolutely chills me of late (since Washington inside the beltway crowd started it) at how people are demanding apologies2011-04-29 20.25.06 from people who are telling the truth. Did you know that your President Barack Obama, released in one day over 36,000 felony committed criminals from prisons around the nation? Let me think about this one, do you think that maybe out of 36,000 prisoners released, that just maybe some of them had  “have lots of problems” and are “bringing those problems to us.” “They’re bringing drugs, they’re bringing crime, they’re rapists:” even the reporter from the Washington Post eluded to the “truth to the matter, of course there is…”

Okay I have been able to write the entire truth. But I would be being very remiss if I did not duly warn our reader’s that as long as you are putting up with a former Secretary of State (Hillary Clinton) not telling the truth to otherwise evidence of facts of her lying and misrepresenting the truth, or continue to allow your President Barack Obama to break Constitutional law on a whim because…”he can” focus on the issues people.

A federal judge in Texas

A federal judge in Texas has threatened to hold Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson and other top immigration Gavel resizedenforcement officials in contempt of court for not fixing problems that led to work permits being mistakenly awarded under President Barack Obama’s executive immigration action after the judge had put the plan on hold.

The Justice Department had said about 2,000 individuals had been sent three-year work authorizations after U.S. District Judge Andrew Hanen in Brownsville, Texas, temporarily blocked the immigration action on Feb. 16.

In a court order Tuesday, Hanen said government officials have yet to fix the problem. The judge also requested Johnson and four other officials attend an Aug. 19 hearing to explain why the issue hasn’t been fixed and to “be prepared to show why he or she should not be held in contempt of court.”

“This court has expressed its willingness to believe that these actions were accidental and not done purposefully to violate this court’s order. Nevertheless, it is shocked and surprised at the cavalier attitude the government has taken with regard to its ‘efforts’ to rectify this situation,” Hanen wrote.

The other officials are: R. Gil Kerlikowske, commissioner of U.S. Customs and Border Protection; Ronald Vitiello, deputy chief of the U.S. Border Patrol; Sarah Saldaña, director of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement; and Leon Rodriguez, director of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.

dhs sealHomeland Security spokeswoman Marsha Catron said in an email her agency and the Justice Department are reviewing Hanen’s order. Justice Department spokesman Patrick Rodenbush declined to comment.

In court documents filed in May, Rodríguez had said his agency had implemented “immediate corrective measures,” including revoking the permits and modifying computer systems to prevent issuing such permits in the future.

Hanen said in his order that if the federal government fixes the problem by July 31, he will cancel the Aug. 19 hearing.

Obama proposed in November expanding a program that protects young immigrants from deportation if they were brought to the U.S. illegally as children and adding another that extends deportation protections to parents of U.S. citizens and permanent residents who have been in the country for some years.

He said lack of action by Congress forced him to make sweeping changes to immigration rules on his own, but Republicans said Obama overstepped his authority. (Typical!)

The judge had issued the injunction at the request of a coalition of 26 states, led by Texas, which have filed a lawsuit to stop Obama’s action, saying it is unconstitutional. An appeal of Hanen’s ruling is set to be argued Friday before the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans.

Hanen has previously criticized the federal government’s actions in the lawsuit, saying the government had been “misleading” after officials revealed that more than 108,000 people had already received three-year reprieves from deportation as well as work permits when the judge had believed that no action would be taken before he issued a ruling on the injunction.

Justice Department attorneys apologized for any confusion regarding the 108,000 reprieves but insisted they were granted under a 2012 program that wasn’t affected by the injunction.

So which is it — on the one part we have a decent judge doing his job for the people; yet, on the other hand we have the Justice Department changing, altering, and furthermore making up rules and laws to deflect this judge’s intentions. This kind of activity by the Justice Department has been going on for years — accordingly it was once upheld because of the famous “Hoover ruling.” However, the bad news now is that there is evidence that every department in the US Federal government is sliding in one way or another.

Allow me please, why do you think the nation has been hit with so many “cyber-attacks” in recent weeks and months? When the group of cyber-attackers gets a whiff that a nation’s National Security Agency is checking and datamining sensitive material; moreover, when the group of cyber-attackers gets certified means that the former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, did not tell the truth regarding her independent servers were nestled in her home somehow doing “charitable work” when in reality she is breaking United States law, breaching everything from National security, opening up highways of encrypted data sources, top secret information, to any predator or largest bidder involved. What do you think is going on?

And now primarily because of these actions, the largest data-mining companies such as Google, Twitter, Facebook, and all the rest are setting their feet down with the Washington elite — or Washington’s white collar criminals.

Along with Texas, the states seeking to block Obama’s action are: Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Indiana, Kansas, Louisiana, Maine, Michigan, Mississippi, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Utah, West Virginia and Wisconsin

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Deferred Action, Immigration, Citizenship, at Whose Cost..?

Deferred Action, Immigration, Citizenship, at Whose Cost..?

map-and-compass_1ere is a question for you that I would love to get some feedback on — all together, with me? Great! Ever since our esteemed Emperor Obama decided on his own, no Congress, no real advisors, basically just special interest groups and what they aspire to do with what they have either borrowed, stolen, or committed some crime in order to get, the all hallowed purse.

As for me, I am just disgusted over the entire mess; especially when it concerns the little children that hurriedly rushed the border last autumn. 

These children can be offered to be part of the Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents program or DACA. I will not try and speak for you, but, what little was covered by the mainstream media — in addition to the festivities moving spritely in Switzerland on a deal that is a slam dunk for Iran.

On a recent Thursday evening, immigrants from Trinidad, Ghana and Haiti gathered at the Brooklyn Public Library’s Central branch to bone up on American history.

“I want you to name seven of the 13 British colonies,” instructor Miguel Angeles told his class, sitting around a large table in a sunny, third-floor boardroom overlooking Grand Army Plaza.

“We talked about this last week. Does anyone know?

The adult students were preparing for the civics test that new Americans must pass in order to become a U.S. citizen. During the naturalization interview, a United States Citizenship and Information Services officer picks 10 questions from a list of 100 — and applicants need to get six of them right.

“I really didn’t feel ready to do it,” said Shaliza Mohammed, 53, who left Trinidad for Ridgewood, Queens 27 years ago. The class is helping, she said.

Last fall, the Brooklyn Public Library began offering free citizenship courses like the one Mohammed attends. And in October the library also started hosting two Board of Immigration Appeals-accredited Immigrant Justice Corp fellows, recent college graduates who help with forms and advice once a week at several different branches.

“We were looking for ways to engage our communities in more robust ways, and more meaningful ways,” said Nicholas Higgins, director of library1n-2-weboutreach services in the library’s 60-branch system. The library secured a grant from USCIS and applied to be one of 17 citywide host organizations with the Immigrant Justice Corp fellows.

“I think one of the main focuses of our fellowship is to make sure that people have access to quality immigration services, because I’ve seen so many clients who say, ‘I paid $7,000 to X and they told me they would get me a green card. And I never heard from them again and they changed their phone number,’” said Fayette, a recent Brown University graduate from Boston.

While Brooklyn has launched the most recent initiative, the Queens Library and New York Public Library also offer immigrant services — from free English classes to help applying for the U.S. Department of State’s diversity visa lottery, which randomly gives green cards to people from countries with historically low rates of immigration to the U.S. Library branches around the city serve as enrollment centers for the city’s new Municipal ID.

Libraries can become trusted resources to help newcomers assimilate — as long as immigrants realize they are there. Pardon me, please…pardon me just a moment, please. Are all of your readers grasping what is being put forth here? Assimilation? Allow me to be the first one to let you know that if a person came to this Nation 27 perhaps even 30 years ago can’t pass, then why all the hoopla?

A recent national study found that just 60% of Latino immigrants had visited a library or bookmobile, compared to 83% of U.S.-born Latinos. Those who had, however, were among the most appreciative of what libraries offer and were more likely than other groups to say that the closing of a library in their community would have a major impact on their family, according to Pew Research Center research.

The first graduate to successfully pass her interview was Nohomi Yamazaki, a Japanese immigrant who now lives in Prospect-Lefferts Gardens.

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