Skip to comments.Fasting for immigration reform: Strikers go hungry in push for change
Posted on 12/08/2013 6:01:01 PM PST by moonshinner_09
WASHINGTON, D.C. When the hunger headaches get strong, Lenka Mendoza focuses on why she is fasting and dreams of what she would do if she won the right to legally live and work in the U.S.: She would return to her home country, Peru, to hug her cancer-stricken mom. Mendoza, an undocumented mother of three who works as a motel housekeeper, is one of about a dozen activists fasting on the National Mall near the U.S. Capitol. The fasters want the House of Representatives to vote on legislation that would grant some 11 million undocumented immigrants a path to citizenship. The bill was approved earlier this year by the Senate but has met stiff resistance in the GOP-controlled House.
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Let them eat cake.
Self immolation is always a headline grabber.
If they’re really, really serious perhaps we could get a fund going to bury all the really, really serious fasters.
She would return to her home country, Peru, to hug her cancer-stricken mom.<<
Ill buy the one way ticket...You just go home and hug your mother and work as a housekeeper in PERU!!!!!!!!
well we will save some taxpayer money not feeding them
and that is a good thing
these are illegal aliens
let them go back and eat at their own home
If this Mendoza creep wants to legally live and work in the US she should immigrate legally.
Don't Americans have the right to decide who lives here? Do we have the right to decide who comes into our kitchen and eats out of our refrigerator? Can we decide who sleeps in our bed or has sex with our spouse? To these Globalists we do not.
They need to protest and fast in Mexico.
Let the rich Mexicans take care of their own.
These protesters have a lot of nerve going illegally into another country and then making demands.
Kick ‘em all out!
They go on relays that last 24 hours. You fast 24 hours and the next wave takes over for you. They fast 24 hours and retrieved by another crew.
This is not a REAL fast.
Wow, it looks like the media is desperate to get people to care about these flunkies.
Another ‘RAT lie spewed by their toadies in the state controlled “media”. It’s been “11 million” for the past 10 years. Let the “fasters” miss a meal. I don’t think it will hurt most of them. Anyway, Mooschelle would be proud of them.
This woman is morbidly obese. Who is she trying to kid about going on a fast?
Let ‘em die.
And the fact that they are fasting impacts me how?
BTW, I remember Cesar Chavez' "fasts". He always seemed even fatter after the "fast" than before. (And he never looked as if he ever skipped a meal anyhoo.)
Looking at the photos in the article, one suspects that these "fasters" have maintained (if not gained) and just might have pockets full of Snickers and Chips Ahoy.
That's a real shame.
Another one bites the dust
And another one gone
And another one gone
Another one bites the dust
OK I guessed it was like Rama-lama-ding-dong dawn to dusk fasting.
- Let me punch her TS card for her
She’s probably overweight anyway.
These heart rendering articles are bs. We have laws allowing both persecuted refugees and medical care visitors into USA. We don’t need open borders or “ paths to citizenship” to help foreigners get cancer surgery or whatever.
Does this sort of tactic have any scientific verification of its effectiveness?
Did you see the pic? She’s got a spare tire around her waist like a life preserver, LOL.
No I didn’t...I’m on my phone... But of course she is! On food stamps, to, no doubt.
They keep feeding us the sob stories.
Does anyone care about this?
Are we talking the “Bobby Sands” kind of fast, or the “Skip One Meal A Day” kind of fast?
Nope. Let them starve
Good. More food for the rest of us.
Great! Keep the fast going. The food stamps and welfare and other taxpayer paid “benes” will balance the budget. More illegals should participate.
My brother in law made a nice roast, my nephew refused to eat it. More for me.
Nephew can microwave some frozen sausage and bscuits
Whoa Nellie! She could fast non-stop for a couple years at least.
Arrest and deport the illegal aliens. Course that won’t happen. Our government hates America and Americans. And it is in bed with every American enemy and works against every American ally. We used to call this treason now we call it democrats.
Let them eat cake.
"When the hunger headaches get strong, Lenka Mendoza focuses on why she is fasting and dreams of what she would do if she won the right to legally live and work in the U.S.: She would return to her home country, Peru, to hug her cancer-stricken mom"
How the flip did she get to the US in the first place?
Can't walk here from South America.
Nothing stopping her from FLYING back to Peru. Doesn't she CARE about cancer-stricken mom?
Making asinine political statements seems kind of heartless of this woman.
More such actions, they vow, are coming..... indicative of the invaders' rising tide of lawlessness....the calculated plan to undermine US ntl security, and the safety and security of all Americans.
In America we value civility and consider our laws sacrosanct and inviolate. The utter contempt these invaders hold for America and American law was never more virulent.
The rising immigrant lawlessness underlines that these are violent, conniving invaders---- establishing a separate country with their own laws on US soil ---- EXCEPT---the greed-fueled invaders are using OUR tax dollars to foment the takeover.
The invaders are being coached by Mexico and other Third Worlds to undermine US ntl security and tear down democracy. Clearly the pressure is building across the border, as conniving Mexico pushes North to begin Reconquista. Obama is facilitating the invasion---he hates America as much as the invaders do.
Let's not forget---the Mexican border is the staging area for global terrorists, the criminal latino uderworld, Third World lowlifes, drug cartels, savage latinos, and the like..... come to Mexico to crossover into the US. It's open season to conduct dirty deeds. Vicious Mexican gangs and drug cartels are operating freely across the border, setting up shop, right under the noses of vote-crazed US pols who will do anything to stay in power.
BLEEDING TAXPAYERS DRY Talk to any tax prep service employee, and they will shake their head at the abuse of EITC and how the single moms and minorities beat a path to door so they can get that working welfare check. And lie their butts off to qualify or game the system, knowing exactly where the high point in the refund curve is.
US Dept of the Treasury Says Illegal Aliens Collecting Billions in Tax Credits According to the US Dept of Treasurys Inspector General, more than $4.2 billion in additional child credits were paid out in 2010 to illegal immigrants. In 2005, the pay outs totaled $924 million.
This program allows low income earners to claim a $1,000 per child credit. $20 billion EITC is estimated to have been paid out to these cunning "impoverished" illegals.
Most of them are collecting over and over again-----using multiple identities-----falsifying official apps---claiming children they do not have and/or falsely stating kids are back in their homelands.
Senator Harry Reid Supports Giving Illegal Aliens Tax Credits for Kids Not Even Living in US
Townhall.com ^ | October 30, 2013 | Mike Shedlock / FR Posted by Kaslin
U.S. Rep. Sam Johnson, R-Texas, left, wants to end the practice of giving illegal immigrants tax credits for kids, but U.S. Sen. Harry Reid, D-Nev., wont let the House-approved measure H.R. 556 through the Senate. "The System is Working Fine" says Senator Harry Reid, even though the Joint Committee on Taxation calculates that enactment of H.R. 556 would save taxpayers $24.4 billion over the next decade.
The House of Representatives repeatedly has passed an IRS bill that could save U.S. taxpayers up to $24.4 billion over the next 10 years but Harry Reids Democratic Senate will not hear it.
The Refundable Child Tax Credit Eligibility Verification Reform Act, or H.R. 556, would require tax filers to provide Social Security numbers to claim child tax credits. Currently, the IRS allows undocumented residents to collect the $1,000 credits for dependents not even living in the country. Watchdog reported that illegal immigrants received $4.2 billion from the tax agency in just one year.
My bill (targets) billions of dollars in waste, fraud and abuse. Instead of hitting up taxpayers for even more taxes, Washington needs to go after these billions of dollars, said U.S. Rep. Sam Johnson, R-Texas. Though the GOP-controlled House has passed Johnsons measure three times, Senate Majority Leader Reid, D-Nev., refuses to allow the bill to come up for a vote in his chamber. The IRS has been doling out the credit to tax filers claiming children who do not even live in the country, Johnson charged.
REFERENCE March 8, 2012 KENNER, La. -- Kenner police arrested illegal Marvin Baca who sold false W-2 forms to another illegal immigrant for $1,500. Baca sold fraudulent W-2 forms for $1,500 to other Hispanics here illegally.
Police said that on one of the forged W-2 forms had a SS no of a person living in Virginia. Police said illegal Hispanics purchase fictitious W-2 forms and file false tax returns with the government to receive EITC refunds. Baca was charged with one count of ID theft and two counts of forgery.
IRS knowingly sends Billions in Fraudulent Refunds to Illegal Immigrants
Town Hall ^ | Mar 30, 2013 | Bob Beauprez / FR Posted by Texas Fossil
A WTHR-TV Indianapolis investigative report exposes a fraudulent scheme wherein the IRS is sending $4.2 billion per year to illegal immigrants as an "additional child tax credit" for children who don't even live in the U.S. Further, the IRS and Congress have been ignoring the scheme for years. The Inspector General's office has repeatedly identified the problem in audit after audit. The IG, Russell George says, "The magnitude of the problem has grown exponentially," but the IRS is doing nothing to stop it. "It's so easy it's ridiculous," the tax preparer whistleblower who exposed the fraud admits.
Names are simply listed on the IRS form. "The more you put on there, the more you get back." No questions asked
the check's in the mail. Video on youtube of this shocking report. (Excerpt) Read more at finance.townhall.com
Vote-crazed Dems are frantic---they need illegals who vote over and over under several identities. Mmmmm......one can almost hear the weeping and gnashing of teeth over at the DNC b/c of flopola Obamacare which was supposed to carry Dims to victory.
SOCIAL JUSTICE-INCOME REDISTRIBUTION LOTTERY The Senate amnesty bill should be challenged as an illegal lottery---b/c it specifically names winners and losers.
(A) The Senate immigration reform bill includes two "eternal slush funds amounting to hundreds of millions of tax dollars, earmarked for tax-exempt La Raza, and similar Third World ethnic solidarity organizations.
(B) The Senate "reform" bill also absolves latinos holding US public office from prosecution for wrongdoing while in office for crimes like government fraud, graft, bribery, selling votes for cash....(the usual politician crimes).
(C) Senator Harry Reid Supports Giving Illegal Aliens EITC Tax Credits for Kids Not Even Living in US---a giveaway amounting to billions of tax dollars.
(D) Vote-crazed Dems win office with illegal voters---who vote over and over under several identities.
(E) The Third World push for Reconquista is financed w/ US tax dollars
TAXPAYERS ARE THE LOSERS "La Raza Studies" do not even try to sugar-coat its anti-America agenda and its bloodthirsty plans to kill off Americans: Raza Studies textbook Occupied America, by Rodolfo Acuña, includes a violent and blood-curdling speech given by university professor Jose Angel Gutierrez: We have got to eliminate the gringo, and what I mean by that is, if the worst comes to the worst, we have got to kill him, (pg. 323).
The following is taken directly from La Raza's Occupied America: .......execute all white males over age 16, (p 167--AKA the Plan of San Diego). America-hating Raza Studies teach (1) violence, (2) undermining US ntl security, and, (3) the need for Mexico to "re- take seven states in the Southwest...in order to make the SW a Chicano nation."
Taxpayers are extorted into paying for the amnesty program....while being excluded from the benefits. Handpicked amnesty winners get tax handouts, tax breaks, deferments, protection from US laws, etc.....
REFERENCE: The following is an example of a Federal Statute defining Lottery:
According to 12 USCS § 25a, lottery" includes any arrangement whereby three or more persons (the "participants") advance money or credit to another in exchange for the possibility or expectation that one or more but not all of the participants (the "winners") will receive by reason of their advances more than the amounts they have advanced, the identity of the winners being determined by any means which includes--
(A) a random selection;
(B) a game, race, or contest; or
(C) any record or tabulation of the result of one or more events in which any participant has no interest except for its bearing upon the possibility that he may become a winner. (SOURCE uslegal.com/lotteries)
“Does anyone care about this?”
Nope, not at this location. I don’t care if they sink or swim, eat or starve. I just don’t want any form of Amnesty, now or ever.
I do. I went out and had some big meals in solidarity with the opposing policy.
You know what would be funny?
To go to Taco Bell then join the protest and start eating in front of them.
Yeah, what a hoot. How about buying 15 extra burritos and offering them to the group? ;^)