Skip to comments.BUSH'S OPEN-BORDERS NOMINEES (Michelle Malkin shines light upon Alberto Gonzales and Mike Johanns)
Posted on 01/17/2005 2:12:17 AM PST by Stoat
BUSH'S OPEN-BORDERS NOMINEES
By Michelle Malkin · January 17, 2005 04:40 AM
We all know about Bernard Kerik's withdrawal in the wake of his disclosure that he had hired an illegal alien nanny. But two other Bush choices--AG nominee Al Gonzales and Agriculture Secretary nominee Mike Johanns --have far worse records on immigration enforcement.
SEN. KENNEDY: Thank you.
So Gonzales agrees with Kennedy that state and local law enforcement officials should neither enforce immigration law nor cooperate with federal immigration authorities.
As I noted two years ago ("The Lesson of Lee Malvo's Fingerprint"), it was cooperation between Bellingham, Wash., police detective Al Jensen and Border Patrol agents Keith Olson and Raymond Ruiz that led to the capture of snipers Lee Malvo and John Muhammed. If Gonzales had his way--that is, if Bellingham police officials had been prohibited from contacting federal immigration authorities--Malvo and Muhammed would probably still be on the loose today.
By the way, it's not clear that the Heritage Foundation is still on Sen. Kennedy's side on this issue. The latest edition of its guidebook, Mandate for Leadership, contains this passage:
In the normal course of criminal investigations, state and local law enforcement should neither ignore immigration law nor hesitate to cooperate with federal immigration officials. Section 287(g) of the INA provides adequate authority for state and local enforcement to investigate, detain, and arrest aliens on civil and criminal grounds. An existing Section 287(g) pilot program with the State of Florida could serve as a national model. Congress should appropriate funds for the DHS to expand Section 287(g) initiatives, the DHS should encourage other states to adopt programs based on the Florida model, and states should use the Florida initiative as a model for expanding their own domestic counterterrorism programs and improving cooperation with federal authorities.
Like Gonzales, Bush's choice for Secretary of Agriculture, Mike Johanns, has a dismal record on immigration enforcement. While Governor of Nebraska, he protected large meatpacking and agricultural interests in his state who employ thousands of illegal immigrants, according to the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR):
During 1998 and 1999, the Immigration and Naturalization Service launched a campaign known as Operation Vanguard in which they conducted audits of Nebraska meatpacking plant personnel files. The operation successfully drove-off many illegal aliens who were employed in these processing plants. Gov. Johanns, who has accepted large campaign contributions from large agri-businesses (2002 Campaign Finance Statement), stepped in on behalf of these contributors and pressured the U.S. Department of Justice to end these enforcement efforts.
Mark Krikorian of the Center for Immigration Studies commented on this incident a couple of years ago in this National Review Online piece:
[Operation Vanguard], launched in late 1998, focused on all the meat-packing plants in Nebraska (instead of raiding one and letting the others benefit from the disruption of their competitor). Rather than breaking in the doors, the INS simply subpoenaed the companies' personnel records, which they took back to the office and verified. The INS then asked to interview those employees who appeared to be unauthorized and the illegals ran off. The procedure was remarkably successful, and was meant to be repeated every two or three months until the plants were weaned from their dependence on illegal labor.
So there we have it. A nominee who reportedly hired one illegal alien is forced to withdraw, while two nominees who oppose immigration enforcement as a matter of policy have the full backing of the Bush administration.
¿Comprende? Me neither.
I don't get it either. But to be fair, President Bush has never tried to hide the fact he agrees with the Open Borders Lobby's agenda. And its reflected in the people he nominated to Justice And Agriculture.
The reason Michelle is up so early is that she has a 6:00 am appearance on Fox & Friends thsi morning to talk about the Bush inauguration.
That puts Jorge Dos out of touch with his constituents.
We put Jorge Dos in office and this is how he pays us back.
If Gonzalez is or was a member of La RAZA, he is unfit for that office.
We will have to fight Jorge Dos through the COngress.
Agreed -- WE will have to MOTIVATE our Congressclowns to look out for US and oppose W as he tries to 'take care of' his $upporter$.
NO to Gonzales! Let's let our homeboys know we don't want this illegal sympathizer.
Michelle Malkin needs to be placed in charged of our borders.
"If Gonzalez is or was a member of La RAZA, he is unfit for that office."
Did you know Dick Armey and Bob Barr two of the Republican party's staunchest Conservatives are members of the ACLU?
Membership doesn't always indicate agreement with policies and philosphy.
If you continue to post these Photos of Michelle Malkin I won't be able to gather my thoughts to respond. I'll just walk around dreamy eyed all day.
If Gonzales was or is a Member of "La Raza " he is unfit for public office .
One of the Mottos of "La Raza" is " for the Race Everything for others Nothing".
There is no one to blame for this but Bush who is very adamant about creating open Borders for Mexico.
All his nominees will follow his orders in lockstep or they will leave office.
Bush is a One Worlder, and he is starting with Mexico against the wishes of about 85% of the American Taxpayers who will continue to bear the burden of this wrongheaded policy.
Thanks again Michele for pointing out and exposing the obvious! Good to have Michele on our side. But what can be done about this? Bush will get this nominations, Bush wants illegals infiltrating our Country and he is President.
The U.S. House is the only one of the two branches you'll have any luck with. The Presidency and the U.S. Senate are lost causes on the subject of immigration reform of any meaningful kind as they both support open borders at any cost.
The President is turning out to be another East Coast liberal Republican. I guess it may come from vacationing at the elder President Bush's place on Martha's Vineyard. What's next,one of the twins becoming engaged to a Kennedy?
Hillary has already begun to stake out an anti-illegal immigrant posture.
W is going to hand the White House and the Congress to the liberals in 08 by turning his back on those who put him in office.
Maybe the libs were right and he is just a dumbass.
"They might be undocumented aliens, but otherwise lawful citizens."
They are neither "lawful" or "citizens".
we are WORLD CITIZENS NOW HUH?
Malkin is one of the few high-profile conservatives out there taking the right stance on this issue.
There are a lot of members of both houses, and both parties, up for re-election in '06 (and '08) -- THEY need to be told that if they betray their constituency, they won't be going back for their cushy job in DC again.
This is why I will not give any money to the GOP until George W. gets his mind right about this. This goes for Congressional critters at the Federal and State level as well. SHOW ME YOUR SPINE, I'LL SHOW YOU THE MONEY. Otherwise, please steal my money back from the illegals.
I made this same point on a thread the other day and extended it to Bush bearing responsibility if a terrorist attacks after crossing the southern border. Freeper "coop" declared it the stupidest (his word) post of the new year.
Hey coop, still waiting for you to tell us who would be responsible...
You'd think I'd notice such a good-looking woman following me around ;^ )
Seriously, I'm thrilled she picked up on this. As I said, though, the Senators present made all the proper noises surrounding a done deal. All we can do is hope our pro-enforcement Congressmen and the saner members of the Supreme Court keeps a close watch on him.
Oh, come on. Did you REALLY expect anything else from him?
Let's see some Bushbots show up to defend Bush's open borders and amnesty...
I remember a trucker blocked the vehicle in which Mohammed and Malvo were riding in at a rest stop.
I thought he would wise up.
BUt he didn't. Guess he's trying to prepare the ground for Bush Tres.
At any rate, he's sure to be better than Kerry and the Dems on this issue - even if barely.
I take great care to present the truth. Read it for yourself in the New York Times' publishing of the Federal News Service's transcript.
You're on the mark: Gonzales is unfit for office and should not be confirmed. But will even ONE Senator oppose him on the immigration issue? Not likely. The Republicans in the Senate are virtually worthless on this issue.
Anyone who is or was a member is unfit, period.
I don't remember him blocking the car .. but I do remember it being reported the guy called the police
Illegal Immigrants' Cost to Government Studied
By Mary Fitzgerald
Washington Post Staff Writer
Thursday, August 26, 2004; Page A21
A report that found that illegal immigrants in the United States cost the federal government more than $10 billion a year -- a sum it estimated would almost triple if they were given amnesty -- has drawn criticism from immigration advocacy groups.
Here's something that ticks me off. The fact that Mexico will give sanctuary to one of their own who commits crimes here, especially to keep one from the death penalty. I just ran across this interesting site:
As I thought, you have no answer.
>"Did you know Dick Armey and Bob Barr two of the Republican party's staunchest Conservatives are members of the ACLU?"<
Really? Dick Armey and Bob Barr? huh. That is interesting info.
"To know your Enemy, you must become your Enemy...Keep your Friends close and your Enemies closer."~Sun Tzu
...for a rocket scientist who can't differentiate between realistic assessment and emotionally enflamed, nonsensical rhetoric. That's correct.
Alas, I think you are right about most if not ALL Republican Senators. Their sole interest is the perpetuation of their sinecures and the best way to do that is not rock the boat.
This is one of the reasons we need term limits.
This country must remember that it is based upon the concept of the rule of law. We are a nation of laws - we must abide by the laws we have adopted to deal with the problems of immigration, drugs, and terrorism."
"It is not enough to pass laws in Congress or in the state legislatures and then ignore them because we are afraid of offending special interests or because of notions of political correctness. And there is no way a country can fight a war against terrorism when it ignores its borders, refuses to enforce its laws away from the borders, and provides sanctuary or informal immunity to those who have broken our laws by coming here illegally or staying beyond their welcome. ~Peter Nunez;
- former United States Attorney, Southern District of California (1982-1988), Chairman of the Board of Directors at the Center for Immigration Studies.
...risk is already apparent when Muslim prayer blankets and copies of the Koran have been found in the brush along the Arizona border with Mexico. It is even more alarming when members of the Mexican Government have admitted selling passage with immigration documents to middle eastern people who cannot gain entry into the US by any other means. Syrians as well as others who were apparently on watch lists contacted this offical who issued them visas for a healthy price. The current trend is to assimilate these middle easterers into groups of illegal immigrants, teach them to answer the Border Patrol in spanish and help them to enter undetected through the wide open Arizona border.
Couple that with La Raza members being nominated to the highest law enforcement position in the Nation and to head the Transportation Department and we can see that Americans are fighting a losing battle. La Raza lists their mission statement openly, La Raza translates to "The Race"... "For those within 'the race,' everything; for those outside 'the race,' nothing." This is what they preach. This is strictly a "brown separatist/supremacy" organization. It is about as racially discriminating as it can get.
The biggest slap in the face to the American public occurred when President Bush stood right here in the Valley of the Sun at the Presidential Debates in Tempe and claimed that he did not support AMNESTY for people who have broken our immigration laws. The administration could not even wait for the inauguration, Colin Powell was paving the way for Bush to go make his back door deals in Mexico with the corrupt government of Vincente (I can't fix my own problems) Fox setting the stage for AMNESTY under the guise of a new guest worker program. With no third term to worry about and no backlash from taxpaying Americans, President Bush is ready to sell us out and open the door to reward those who have broken our laws. Guest worker is just another word for Amnesty.
Here are his actual words: "My attitude is this: My attitude is, so long as there is a willing worker and an employer looking to hire somebody, we ought to have a system that allows for temporary work in America, in an honest, open way; in a way that talks to the values of our country. I oppose amnesty, loud and clear, because amnesty will encourage further illegal immigration; amnesty rewards somebody for breaking the law. On the other hand, I do want to change a system that has ignored reality and allow a willing employer to be matched with willing employee in an honest, open way."
Honestly Mr. President, you immediately went to Mexico and sold us out as soon as you could, your credibility is gone with us.
Instead of an answer to a simple question you come up with silly insults. Brilliant.
And if another attack occurs on US soil and it turns out that any of the attackers crossed the southern border there will be no one to blame but for W.,
...I give you an insulting response. Stop pinging me.
Exactly the type of response I expected.
Don't tell me, Tell the American Taxpayers in California , Arizona, New Mexico and other states who carry the Economic Burden of Bush's policy on the Mexican Border.
Bush could change the whole mess with one order.
Ahhhh, to have such profound wisdom...