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.

Arden V

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The media…is it fair?

CcmKujIWEAAScEQPlease let’s not all go battsh!t at once! Within the last obnoxious seven plus years the media has been so bad that new names have been accredited to it. How about the mainstream media? The drive by media? How about the lying media? Or simply just the overwhelming misrepresenting media or the misleading media?

Today I was at my Twitter account (public) to answer questions and the like insofar as I have some AWESOME followers at the site. And these people deserve an answers to their questions. So humbly I try.

That is when I noticed a question from a New York Times reporter that wiggles her way into the current campaign. Get this one: 3 million fewer Democrats have voted in the first 15 states compared to 2008, while the GOP turnout has surged. What role has media played in fueling GOP turnout, tamping down Dems’? Signs of Turnout Trouble.

As for me gang, I almost puked right on the spot! Consider if you will how CNN got its name as the Clinton News Network. Furthermore, let’s just look at the 2008 debate between Romney and Obama where Romney made tremendous strides in the need for a smaller government, tax rates, and the immigration problem. So in fact, much to the chagrin of those listening and watching the esteemed moderator cut him off!

Then when Obama in fact was misrepresenting the costs turned into taxes or subsidies she let him continue until Obama outright lied for the 20th something time when he again made law without conferring with Congress.

So, so sorry friends I am just flabbergasted right now. Lord knows that we try and use journalistic integrity here but when matters get so fouled up then it is my service to say something about it. Here are some of the collective responses:
• From a employee at MSMBC — Even MSNBC covered long stretches of his speeches
• From Politico — Donald Trump’s campaign reached out to Speaker Paul Ryan’s operation to chat
• From the NYT They have stirred the pot for sure! Trump got tons of free media for 6 months! But GOP will help: party crumbling & SCOTUS
• Media gave Trump a free platform & now he has emerged as a 21st century Birth of a Nation (Politico)

This is typical liberal bull squat! It certainly was not the media who cherished the notion that at least 17 GOP members along with many debates to cover. As I understand liberals they form (somehow) into these elitist individuals and through their blame and discontent cry, beg, filibuster, ad nauseumuntil the right leaning people just give in.

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It’s like we owe you something..!

It’s like we owe you something..!

I am writing this aside from American Age insofar as a few of my associates and colleagues that I work with daily do not feel the same manipulative bashing that we receive from time to time. In an attempt at full self-discloser I write this piece from my own will and cognizance.

This document needs to clarify that I don’t have anything against any illegal immigrant. I will not sit here and bash, bruise, or belittle anyone for the sake of wanting to have a better life. However, I do have trepidations which an individual seeks to obtain that better life.

la raza fistHowever, I am very compelled to write about special interest groups such as La Raza, MALDEF, as well as some of those representatives in both houses of Congress. As well as the despicable – outright deplorable nonsense that comes from Barack Obama’s insidious ways and other members of the executive branch of government that would have certainly called for impeachment of the bozo during the Founding Fathers’ time.

Please understand, or try to understand if this is possible for you. I am an American male, honorably discharged from our military during a time of war, and have since earned two Master’s degrees; one in which I fully intend on making it a Ph.D. I have spent more time in Central America including from El Salvador to Panama. Some of my greatest years have almost been spent in Mexico.

As a child my parents purchased land and a modest camper deluxe with endorsements from our landlord as well as many, many members of our community just south of Mazatlan. We applied for the appropriate documents (which all of our friends referred to as “papers.”) The thing I remember most about these times was how long it took corresponding with the Mexican maldef_wallauthorities to finally first receive our provisional visas then our residency clearance came through.

We, as a family, never, ever dreamt of becoming citizens of Mexico. As for me I thought that that notion was completely out of the question. So like any other kid I learned Spanish (Mexican style) primarily for asking about produce whilst at the markets as well as the surf in some of the most exquisite waters on earth.

Once I entered my teens my language skills didn’t draw as many laughs insofar as there were other matters to prime one for – ladies. Although we entertained the idea of perhaps dating a Latina; however, to be more on the respectful side of the culture, and the country’s bias against Caucasians at the time, we gringos primarily stayed to the local tourist hang outs and tried to meet ladies there.

This was how I was brought into the world. My parents taught us early to respect another’s home, domicile, and above all their country, including but not limited to eating with the hands (big one right?) most of all when at the bull fights we learned how to respect even the bulls not to mention the bull fighters or Matadors.

Whose problem is this...really.

Whose problem is this…really.

So with that introduction I would like every member of a special interest group and especially any advocacy group to please just read and listen. Comments will always be open. Yet for the life of me, to witness La Raza storming the White House or Capitol Hill to discuss their grievances; moreover, what they want, how it should be implemented, and furthermore what the United States did wrong in 1986 with the way of implanting full amnesty. I’d like to remind everyone reading this to stand quietly – when has a government bureaucracy ever get things totally right? And I hasten to remind Ms.Cecilia Muñoz that hindsight is always 20/20.

As far as I am concerned the brouhaha over Voter Identification cards sure as anything ripped into the integrity of my nation. Saying such things as “ask me for my papers” or somehow that this sovereign country called the United States of America owes you something – for me – is just plain absurd.

Like it or not over 12 million people gained access and many privileges by sojourning across the U.S.A. border and in doing so completely lost sight of our “Rule of law” and hitherto just helped themselves to a better way of life and standard of living.

I can apologize for the “caca-cabezas” in Washington D.C., although it is not my duty. However, for the condition that the Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS) is currently in, and to those “loco” absent declaration-of-independence3minded politicians who swore to be our stewards if we elected them – goodness gracious–have they ever failed!

It is probably the way you feel about now regarding your amnesty. Don’t worry amigos; these are people without a conscience. We should still work our butts off with proper immigration reform – however, that should not come at any expense to this nation; yet rather let’s build real Reform, Reform that lasts.

And lastly please do not teach your children that they are entitled to anything. The right that Americans have to education has been bought with a price — lives. Just because you managed your way across the border does not mean that any member of your family should expect a pathway to citizenship, medical care, or a house to live in. Please, please remember that it was you or someone in your family who broke our laws. It sickens me to hear the mierda de toro coming out of Washington D.C.

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Suggestions for Improving America

Suggestions for Improving America

How could this conversation even take place? Warning! Unjust and stupidity wreaks with the Secretary of Defense

In response to questions from Sen. Jeff Sessions, R-Ala., over who determines the proper and legal use of the U.S. military, Panetta said, “Our goal would be to seek international permission and we would … come to the Congress and inform you and determine how best to approach this, whether or not we would want to get permission from the Congress – I think those are issues we would have to discuss as we decide what to do here.”

“Well, I’m almost breathless about that,” Sessions responded, “because what I heard you say is, ‘We’re going to seek international approval, and then we’ll come and tell the Congress what we might do, and we might seek congressional approval.’ And I just want to say to you that’s a big [deal].”

Asked again what the legal basis for U.S. military force was Panetta suggested a NATO coalition or U.N. resolution. At this point Senator Sessions was left speechless and just about astonished. Not just yet, however.
When Sen. Sessions began to talk again, “Well, I’m all for having international support, but I’m really baffled by the idea that somehow an international assembly provides a legal basis for the United States military to be deployed in combat,” Sessions said. “They can provide no legal authority. The only legal authority that’s required to deploy the United States military is of the Congress and the president and the law and the Constitution.”

It is rather obvious to us that Senator Sessions is precisely referring to America’s concept of the rule of law. Yet, what is the problem with Obama and his Administration is that they seem to disregard the U.S. Constitution and albeit by Executive Order, Memorandums, or otherwise, (unqualified people being placed in positions without concurrent knowledge of process, history, or sense of right or wrong) such as the “Czars” or at the very least Janet Napolitano at DHS, Sibelius at DHHS, and certainly Leon Panetta as the Secretary of Defense.

Its Oxymoron Time

Oxymoron Time

It is “Oxymoron Time”; this is one of the inspirations we use to get going albeit, most of the times when we don’t want to write about the news. Actually it is the condition of the news that we abhor.

On the one hand we have an incumbent person in office that has trampled and crushed everything he stated in order to gain control of the office. Oh we are only addressing things such as transparency, posting legislative proceedings on C-Span within 5 days of any vote, accountability to the American people for immigration reform, green energy, and to “restore America as the number one country in the world by traveling abroad.”

So what is an oxymoron? Briefly an oxymoron is basically an expression that contains two or more contradictory words for effect. For example using a phrase such as “wise fool” or “legal murder” is rather obvious. However another definition for oxymoron that makes it more complete and a bit more thorough.

Phrases or complete sentences expressed to show words with opposite meanings are used more and more now that folks are really beginning to abuse the English language albeit, for laughs or pure unethical change. Examples of these are “a bittersweet experience” really equates to an experience one has had that is both unpleasant and pleasant.

Now all in good fun mind you, here is an example of how we play “Oxymoron Time”. How is it that a person who has failed miserably even considers the notion of getting four more years to trample and go against the law of the land and make things even worse?

Here is a good one, using the notion of opposites within a sentence we ask how does a person promise publicly to overhaul the Immigration and Naturalization Service within his first year of office; subsequently, begins to issue Memorandums of Order to various departments chiefs so it would appear that he has had nothing to do with it? Barack Obama lied first to Latinos and Hispanics (to capture their vote) then continued the lie for three years into his presidency before he started his backdoor amnesty accommodations.

As far as transparency, accountability, and the use of C-Span to keep the American people in the loop, what actually happened was the most egregious oxymoron for that time. He had various senators and representatives voting on a health care bill before it were even printed!

And the one for all time sake – that should get him impeached or indicted – is this entire cover-up known as Benghazi-Gate. On one hand the President, the Secretary of State, and the Ambassador to the United Nations from the U.S. were all spinning this lie about a 14-minute tape that caused such an upheaval, when in fact, this was a pre-planned orchestrated terrorist insurrection over who was to receive weapons among the rebels in Syria.

And now the person is still telling the American people that he did mutter these two words from the Rose Garden one day after watching this armored attack on the U.S. Consulate, “terror attack.”

Bipartisan ‘Common Sense’

Something going on in Washington D.C., has given us the hope we were all seeking during our last general election. And far be it from us – but we think that what is happening may in fact be – the start of something new and improved. The only thing that is odd about this newly found hope is that it is coming from those one normally wouldn’t find as sponsors and co-sponsors of a bill.
To this end we are encouraged by what some of our more reasonable and common sense driven freshman representatives are doing in the House of Representatives – so much in fact that we’ve declared their work as the high-point of 2010 AD so far. If for no other reason, we finally have elected officials who are abreast of American public opinion and seem to have their fingers on the pulse of how America feels.
A bipartisan group led by freshman Members of Congress introduced a resolution seeking to bridge the political divide between parties on the issue of immigration by outlining some of the key principles that should guide immigration reform.
Representatives Chaffetz (R-UT), Kratovil (D-MD), Hunter (R-CA), and Nye (D-VA) were joined by 18 of their colleagues on H. Res. 1026 the Bipartisan Reform of Immigration through Defining Good Enforcement (“BRIDGE”) Resolution.
The BRIDGE Resolution reaffirms that the continued peace, prosperity, liberty, and national security of the United States depend upon effective immigration enforcement policies which both welcome lawful immigrants and also prevent individuals from entering or remaining in the U.S. illegally.
Specifically, the resolution states that Congress should:
• make E-Verify mandatory for all employers, and hold employees accountable as well;
• provide sufficient border infrastructure and manpower to secure and control our borders; and,
• reject amnesty and any legal status which pardons those here in violation of our laws.
“Our government has a duty and responsibility to make our first immigration priority the enforcement of existing laws by ensuring that illegal behavior is punished, not rewarded,” said Rep. Chaffetz. “Any discussion of comprehensive immigration reform must begin with a renewed commitment to enforce our immigration laws. We need to remove the incentives that encourage illegal behavior if we expect to get immigration under control.”
We are a nation of immigrants, but we are also a nation of laws. The immigration reform debate must start with both an acknowledgement of the historical and contemporary importance of immigration to our nation and a renewed commitment to the rule of law,” said Rep. Kratovil. “This resolution calls for Congress to take a common sense approach to immigration reform: enforcing the rules already on the books, punishing those who knowingly choose to violate them, and opposing any plans that reward or incentivize illegal behavior at the expense of those who are trying to play by the rules.”
“Our national and economic security continues to be undermined by our porous borders and the inconsistent enforcement of existing immigration laws,” said Rep. Hunter. “The immigration reform debate must not be dictated by misguided calls for open borders or amnesty. The American people expect security to be a priority and immigration laws to be thoroughly enforced in our communities and the workplace. This resolution reiterates these principles, which should be the basis for immigration reform.”
 

Needless, senseless acts of violence

Showing respect, honor, and fortitude

The official memorial service was today and expected to last for several days. Cops coming from all over the country to honor these four who were murdered. With details and documents now released, we thought you might enjoy a road map of tragedy or better still, how various organizations through neglience allowed for the officers to die needlessly. 
FOUR COPS MURDERED in WASHINGTON: The documents indicate Clemmons’ release from prison was supported by Pulaski County Circuit Court Judge Marion Humphrey, who cited Clemmons’ age at the time of his crimes and called his sentence excessive. His release was unanimously approved by the parole board, while the Pulaski County prosecutor’s office twice objected to parole recommendations for Clemmons.
In a very important note ALL READERS should notice that there existed conflict between the prosecutor’s office and the parole board. This situation begs us to ask this question: “Who knew the person (Clemmons) the best?” Certainly not a judge; moreover, how would a parole board know anything except what it read on papers issued to it by others? The prosecutor’s office employs several investigators and is thoroughly involved with the police department during every phase of the investigation. Prosecutors also speak with defendants.
“For us to prosecute a 17-year-old, and for him to get a 95-year sentence without a homicide — you’ve got to be a bad little dude to draw that kind of a sentence,” said Mark Fraiser, who prosecuted the earlier cases against Clemmons in Pulaski County.
“He had an obvious propensity for future violence,” Fraiser said today. “To wake up this morning and turn on the news and hear his name, I can’t even imagine the suffering of those families and the suffering of people in those communities.”

Humphrey said Monday he remembers Clemmons and believed he was genuinely remorseful and wanted to change. I figure young people make some mistakes,” he said. Also a Presbyterian minister, Humphrey said he believes in giving people a second chance. Humphrey in 2004 also officiated Clemmons’ wedding when he married his fiancée Nicole Cheryleen Smith, according to a copy of the marriage certificate.
What! This is a Circuit Court judge who remembers Clemmons as “…wanted to change.” Furthermore, Judge Humphrey really believed in not only second chances – but also third chances, fourth, ad nauseum – inasmuch as Clemmons had prior arrests and prior incarcerations.

 

So here we have a Judge who believes Clemmons’ sentence was excessive and predicated upon his age at the time of the crimes he committed fully supported the sentence commutation. So Clemmons gets paroled in 2000 and less than one year is sent back to prison on a parole violation (what a nice way to say…) for committing a robbery and received a ten year sentence. However, records indicate that Clemmons was again released from prison – paroled – again in 2004 and was to remain on supervised parole until 2021.
Clemmons moved to Washington State while still on parole. Of the first part this action is a direct violation of his parole –crossing state lines, furthermore he was being held on a child rape charge. He spent the past several months in jail on a child-rape charge but was released last week after posting a $15,000 bond. His release here came despite seven other pending felony charges, according to court records.
There is no problem saying that it is a result of a series of failures in the criminal justice system in both Arkansas and Washington State that allowed for this heinous crime of murdering four police officers to happen. Now the really sick part:
After family and friends aided and abetted Clemmons after he committed the murders, his niece is making all efforts and appeals to have a memorial erected to honor her uncle at the precise location of where the police were executed. Go figure! (For further reading please click here.)