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Sunday, October 22, 2006

Illegals Still Officially Unwelcome in Escondido

Yeah, yeah. More local politics. Stop whining and pay attention. The national media and both major political parties are doing their best to ignore immigration during this election season. Escondido is part of California's 50th District, where a race between an anti- and pro-illegal immigration candidates is on for control of a seat formerly occupied by bribery convict Duke Cunningham. Have you heard about this anywhere else? Probably not.

Yes Iran, Iraq, the Jihad, and our problems with various overseas strongmen and their nuclear playthings are bigger, longer term problems... if the US can get its immigration problems under control. If it can't then all those other causes are as good as lost, or at least alot harder to win.

The US won't be able to effect squat overseas whether it balkanizes into a schizophrenic mixture of wealthy law-abiding and poor lawless communities or simply degenerates into an anarchic bloody mess like Mexico.

We've sent thousands and spent billions to fight head-sawing savages halfway around the world. Do you think we could spare a bit to keep the same kind of people from overstaying their visas or walking across our borders? Do you think we could go further than that, but no less called for by our duty to the law, and go house to house to find and deport anyone who isn't a legal resident? I say yes. And I'm getting old waiting for our government to do what the law and the people say is right.

Marie Waldron on Immigration - Escondido City Council, 18 Oct 2006:
Some people say the cost to defend this is too much. Hogwash! What is the cost of not doing it? Can we afford to sell out the future of our country, sell out the future for our children?

Enough is enough. That's why we need to take control of our own communities. One city at a time. We want our cities back, we want our country back. Enough is enough.

The only political motivation is that of those unwilling to enforce our laws. When I came into office I swore an oath to protect and defend the constitution of our nation against all enemies foreign and domestic so help me God. Not to be popular, do nothing, and get re-elected.

There is a moral right and a moral wrong. We as a city have every right to enforce occupancy standards the best way we can. We as a city have every right to enforce Federal law.

The ACLU will say otherwise. Section 8 U.S. Code 1324 Federal Immigration and Nationality Act states that harboring an illegal alien is a violation of federal law. Although the ACLU will say we're creating new law, we're not. We're just enforcing the law that already exists.

We're dealing with the direct effects of the federal government not doing their job. To look the other way is treasonous. Not supporting this ordinance and I've said this before is by de facto supporting sanctuary status plain and simple. Sanctuary laws are illegal in all US states and cities. Not to enforce our Federal immigration laws is purely a political decision that has no legal basis.
Section 8 U.S. Code 1324 says:
(A) Any person who—

(i) knowing that a person is an alien, brings to or attempts to bring to the United States in any manner whatsoever such person at a place other than a designated port of entry or place other than as designated by the Commissioner, regardless of whether such alien has received prior official authorization to come to, enter, or reside in the United States and regardless of any future official action which may be taken with respect to such alien;

(ii) knowing or in reckless disregard of the fact that an alien has come to, entered, or remains in the United States in violation of law, transports, or moves or attempts to transport or move such alien within the United States by means of transportation or otherwise, in furtherance of such violation of law;

(iii) knowing or in reckless disregard of the fact that an alien has come to, entered, or remains in the United States in violation of law, conceals, harbors, or shields from detection, or attempts to conceal, harbor, or shield from detection, such alien in any place, including any building or any means of transportation;

(iv) encourages or induces an alien to come to, enter, or reside in the United States, knowing or in reckless disregard of the fact that such coming to, entry, or residence is or will be in violation of law; or

(v) (I) engages in any conspiracy to commit any of the preceding acts, or (II) aids or abets the commission of any of the preceding acts,

shall be punished as provided in subparagraph (B).
My emphasis on the paragraph relevent to Escondido's new ordinance.

Now at least one person argued to the council that because the code is titled "Bringing in and harboring certain aliens" that the "and" means you have to both bring in and harbor aliens in order to be guilty of anything.

This argument, like most others from the pro-illegal side, is absurd. As if we must interpret "1185. Travel control of citizens and aliens" to only apply to people who are both citizen and alien.

Even though 1324's list is incomplete it obviously tries to be specific about various components of an enormous illegal human trafficing system. It is a shock and disgrace that such a system has been tolerated by our government without debate and without the consent of the governed.

Now the criminals and their co-conspirators want debate and consent - a debate over how they are to be legalized, and consent from them that it is enough. It is disgusting that such a clear wrong, already well addressed in current federal law, has to be reiterated over and over again to morons who ordinarily spend their time clamoring for government to act on things not even enacted into law.

Do listen to Marie's whole statement. She covers very well much more than I've excerpted and extrapolated on above. We need more patriots like her at the State and Federal levels.


Blogger Tanstaafl said...

What our military does overseas is no waste. They could deal with Iran and the Norks, and send a big fat Mission Accomplished sign pinned to Hugo's ass on his way to Gitmo via Washington, if they and their chief had some proper support from civilization's intellectuals instead of erudite snark.

Got any bright ideas other than knocking a hole in the bottom of the boat?

10/25/2006 12:23:00 AM  
Blogger Tanstaafl said...

Bush isn't doing what I would prefer on the Norks, Iraq/Iran/Afghanistan/Pakistan, Venezuela, wastewater biofuels, or immigration. I'm sure there's more. Are my eyes open enough?

Bush is the president, in good standing. The Decider. Saying what he'll do and then doing it. Considering that he has a little over 2 years left I'm wondering what revolutionary change you're contemplating. And why.

10/25/2006 09:55:00 PM  
Blogger Tanstaafl said...

It's a pleasure to agree with that.

10/28/2006 12:59:00 PM  

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