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SEIU blasts Obama immigration enforcement
Washington Post ^ | April 8, 2010 | Spencer S. Hsu

Posted on 04/10/2010 10:15:55 AM PDT by AuntB

One of the nation's biggest labor unions, a major backer of President Obama, is condemning his Department of Homeland Security's immigration enforcement practices, protesting the use of deportation quotas for agents and expanded workplace audits.

Eliseo Medina, international executive vice president of Service Employees International Union, said SEIU members want DHS "to stop these crazy, irrational policies," while seeking to turn up pressure on Congress to take up overhaul legislation. SEIU is holding vigils and demonstrations Thursday in Oakland and Sacramento, Calif., and then in Los Angeles, San Francisco, San Jose, Boston, New York City and Minneapolis Friday.

Combined with recent disclosures that U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement is changing how it evaluates agents to emphasize caseload quotas and is widening whom it targets for deportation to sustain high removal statistics, Medina said the reality of DHS's actions is not matching the administration's rhetoric.

"They said they were going after criminals. They need to do that. They said they were going after bad actor employers to take away the profit motive. They need to do that. But instead, they are still going after meatpackers, janitors and cooks," Medina said.

"There has been a failure with this strategy, and so there's a lot of anger within our union, because we look at and see the everyday impact of these policies, and it's the complete opposite of what they said they were going to do," Medina said.

In related news, frustrated with Democrats, the SEIU is starting a new third party in North Carolina.

(Excerpt) Read more at voices.washingtonpost.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Constitution/Conservatism; Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: alienlegalization; amnesty; cheaplabor; mccain; obama; seiu; squattersupportsquad; unions
I thought this was of particular interest since McCain came out today and said , "Now, it's just a fact that the unions have long opposed a legal temporary worker program. And I respect their reasons for it, I just don't agree with it.

So the president has not come forward with a proposal for immigration reform. (Sens. Charles) Schumer and (Lindsey) Graham have talked about parameters for them, and other people have. But one of the reasons why he hasn't is because the unions don't want a legal temporary worker program. "

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1 posted on 04/10/2010 10:15:55 AM PDT by AuntB
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To: AuntB

Just proves that the SEIU is not a labor union but a marxist political movement.

It almost makes me wish Obozo would nominate Jenny Granholm to the supreme court so she could be questioned about why she gave them a 2 million dollar tax break.


2 posted on 04/10/2010 10:18:52 AM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: AuntB
I had to look to see if this was satire!!!!!!!

unbelievably, it is NOT!!!!!!!!!!!!!

""to stop these crazy, irrational policies,"

Enforcing the law is a 'crazy policy'?????

3 posted on 04/10/2010 10:19:31 AM PDT by Mr. K (This administration IS WEARING OUT MY CAPSLOCK KEY!)
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To: AuntB

We’re going to have to fire up the phone lines and faxes again with this IF they dare try to pass it for their union buddies.


4 posted on 04/10/2010 10:19:33 AM PDT by Qwackertoo (Make it stop, please.)
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To: AuntB

Compared to McCain, Kerry was almost truthful. I despise the very ground McCain walks on. If I could do it, I would jail him for sedition.


5 posted on 04/10/2010 10:20:05 AM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (Support our troops....and vote out the RINOS!)
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To: AuntB

Such a mess — the corruption, the lawbreakers, the taxation upon Americans, the demographic destruction of America, the welfare load, the crime, the prison loading.....gee, BO has something to think about. All this versus his army of thugs....hey BO, NOBODY in America wants these potential DemoRAT voters in our country. Let me count the reasons....


6 posted on 04/10/2010 10:22:25 AM PDT by EagleUSA
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To: AuntB
turn up pressure on Congress to take up overhaul legislation

A reminder that "overhaul" = amnesty.

7 posted on 04/10/2010 10:24:30 AM PDT by jiggyboy (Ten per cent of poll respondents are either lying or insane)
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To: Mr. K; All

Wednesday, January 13, 2010
Obama Thugs, SEIU, now pushing AMNESTY! Ciudad Juarez most violent city in world!
http://towncriernews.blogspot.com/search?q=SEIU
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Immigration...healthcare...ALL the same enforcers....

SEIU & AARP....FYI

“AARP does not operate a PAC, but its employees gave candidates, committees and parties $53,200, with Democrats receiving 90 percent of that.”
http://www.opensecrets.org/news/2009/02/special-interests-to-listen-ca.html

SEIU & AARP...joined at the hip and helping write amnesty/healthcare legislation. AARP uses your dollars to fund the likes of:

MALDEF - Mexican-American Legal Defense and Education Fund

AARP says: “”Anybody who looks at immigration has to look at aging,” says Harry R. Moody, director of academic affairs at AARP. “First, immigration affects the age structure of society” by adding younger members to the population, he says. “Second, the people who do hands-on care work are immigrants. Look at our nursing homes! We have an image of people picking tomatoes — that’s not the whole story. Immigrants are the front-line caregivers.”
http://www.maldef.org/truthinimmigration/camarota_asks_how_many_americans09072008/index.html

& http://www.americanpatrol.com/MALDEF/Contributors-2002-2003.html (Fannie Mae gives to them, too!)

AARP also contributes to LULAC

La Raza
http://www.nclr.org/section/awards
http://michellemalkin.com/2008/04/03/the-left-wing-mortgage-counseling-racket/

And from AARP’s ‘Latino’ magazine....
http://www.aarpsegundajuventud.org/english/presence/index.html

Meet AARP’s New CEO: A. Barry Rand

A. Barry Rand, chairman of the Board of Trustees at Howard University and a nationally recognized agent for social change, has been tapped as AARP’s new chief executive officer. He will become the organization’s first African American CEO when he assumes the position in April.

AARP Welcomes Jacob Lozada

AARP Board member Jacob Lozada gives AARP Segunda Juventud readers his perspective on issues facing U.S. Hispanics and how he hopes to boost AARP’s profile in his native Puerto Rico.

AND AARP works hand in hand with the SEIU. They are the ones formulating the legislation that the dems are pushing.

“– AARP, Business Roundtable and SEIU, which together represent more than 50 million Americans, today took another groundbreaking step for their “Divided We Fail” group by jointly delivering endorsed principles for health information technology (IT) legislation to Congress.

http://www.businessroundtable.org/press_release/aarp_business_roundtable_and_seiu_deliver_end


8 posted on 04/10/2010 10:24:36 AM PDT by AuntB (WE are NOT a nation of immigrants! We're a nation of Americans! http://towncriernews.blogspot.com/)
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To: AuntB

SEIU is a criminal organization.


9 posted on 04/10/2010 10:25:26 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
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To: AuntB

...... as if California doesn’t have enough problems .


10 posted on 04/10/2010 10:27:04 AM PDT by lionheart 247365 (-:{ GLEN BECK is 0bama's TRANSPARENCY CZAR }:-)
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To: AuntB

Why do we allow our entire nation to be held to ransom by a thuggish union whose members are mostly illegals? How have we come to this sorry pass?


11 posted on 04/10/2010 10:27:16 AM PDT by Steelfish (ui)
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To: Steelfish

“Why do we allow our entire nation to be held to ransom by a thuggish union whose members are mostly illegals? How have we come to this sorry pass?”

It’s all about the people we elect. On BOTH sides of the isle. Or in McCain’s case, sitting in the isle.


12 posted on 04/10/2010 10:30:25 AM PDT by AuntB (WE are NOT a nation of immigrants! We're a nation of Americans! http://towncriernews.blogspot.com/)
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To: AuntB

Which raises another question: How come we elect such people? Have we become a nation of mostly morons?


13 posted on 04/10/2010 10:32:59 AM PDT by Steelfish (ui)
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To: AuntB
It’s all about the people we elect. On BOTH sides of the aisle

Absolutely. We have several republicans on the SEIU leash in the Michigan legislature. In fact it was a republican who led the charge that ended up with the forced unionization of home care workers here.

GOP Senators, SEIU Taxpayer Giveaways, Campaign Cash and More, OH MY!

Watch your statehouses people.
14 posted on 04/10/2010 10:36:24 AM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: Steelfish

“Which raises another question: How come we elect such people? Have we become a nation of mostly morons?”

We have an electorate who votes on soundbites, not voting records of politicians. We have an ignorant electorate who buy the lies, like McCain’s on his website that says he’s against amnesty.

ttp://www.dcourier.com/main.asp?SectionID=1&SubSectionID=1&ArticleID=79030

Poll: Voters Unaware of Candidates’ Immigration Positions; McCain Supporters Farthest Off the Mark

March 2008

–A new poll using neutral language finds that primary and caucus voters have little knowledge of candidates’ immigration positions. The results also show that voters often do not share their candidate’s position.

Among the findings:

* Only 34 percent of McCain voters, 42 percent of Clinton voters, and 52 percent of Obama voters correctly identified their candidate as favoring eventual citizenship for illegal immigrants who meet certain requirements.
* Of McCain voters, 35 percent mistakenly thought he favored enforcement that would cause illegals to return home, another 10 percent thought he wanted mass deportations, and 21 percent didn’t know his position.
* Voters often held different positions from the candidate they supported. Only 31 percent of McCain voters had the same immigration position as he does. For Clinton voters, 45 percent shared her position; 61 percent of Obama voters shared his position
* This lack of knowledge, coupled with disagreements with their candidates’ positions, makes it very difficult to draw any conclusions about the fact that all three remaining candidates favor legalization for illegal immigrants
http://www.cis.org/node/13


15 posted on 04/10/2010 10:36:54 AM PDT by AuntB (WE are NOT a nation of immigrants! We're a nation of Americans! http://towncriernews.blogspot.com/)
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To: AuntB
Riiiiiiiiight.

And Bart Stupak is pro-life.

16 posted on 04/10/2010 10:37:29 AM PDT by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all. -- Texas Eagle)
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To: AuntB
SEIU : Working against the interests of its own members.

SEIU members: Too stupid and drunk to even realize it.

17 posted on 04/10/2010 10:44:19 AM PDT by clintonh8r (I always look for the union label. So I know what NOT to buy.)
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To: Texas Eagle

McCain actually said this just a few days ago.

“President Reagan granted amnesty to two million people and that was wrong,” McCain said.

http://www.dcourier.com/main.asp?SectionID=1&SubSectionID=1&ArticleID=79030


18 posted on 04/10/2010 10:44:55 AM PDT by AuntB (WE are NOT a nation of immigrants! We're a nation of Americans! http://towncriernews.blogspot.com/)
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To: AuntB
SEIU and other unions need to take a number... Obambi never cared about them.... nothing but tools...

Same goes for African-Americans ... out of work... take a number

19 posted on 04/10/2010 10:49:52 AM PDT by xtinct (The will of God will never take you where the Grace of God will not protect you..Be Strong Patriots!)
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To: AuntB

...’When Mobster Goons Hold Vigils’...


20 posted on 04/10/2010 11:27:33 AM PDT by DGHoodini (Iran Azadi!)
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To: pissant; rabscuttle385; SwinneySwitch; happygrl; La Lydia; stephenjohnbanker; raybbr; ...

Ping!


21 posted on 04/10/2010 11:43:35 AM PDT by AuntB (WE are NOT a nation of immigrants! We're a nation of Americans! http://towncriernews.blogspot.com/)
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To: DGHoodini; AuntB

..’When Mobster Goons Hold Vigils’...

R O T F L M A O !!


22 posted on 04/10/2010 11:57:21 AM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (Support our troops....and vote out the RINOS!)
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To: Mr. K

The SEIU shouldn’t be allowed to exist. They are the enemy of every American and the Constitution. Enemies operating on our soil in conjunction with US elected officials, think about that.


23 posted on 04/10/2010 12:02:04 PM PDT by culpeper (He has erected a multitude of New Offices, and sent hither swarms of Officers to harrass our people,)
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To: AuntB
condemning his Department of Homeland Security's immigration enforcement practices, protesting the use of deportation quotas for agents and expanded workplace audits.

Something is wrong here.

The DHS under Obama actually doing its job in illegal immigration? Deportation quotas? Expanded workplace audits?

24 posted on 04/10/2010 12:04:39 PM PDT by lowbridge (Rep. Dingell: "Its taken a long time.....to control the people.")
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