Skip to comments.New immigration laws split America in two
Posted on 12/30/2013 5:30:31 PM PST by moonshinner_09
It may come next week or maybe six months from now, but House Republicans will decisively determine whether to kill immigration reform or make a real attempt at passing it. No one would be surprised if Speaker John Boehner chose the former option.
But the longer Boehner takes to decide, the more ground he cedes to states dominated by single party politics and eager to craft immigration laws in the face of a crippled Congress.
Congressional inaction has left millions of families increasingly living in two parallel universes. Republican-run states turn cops into border patrol agents and cut undocumented immigrants off from housing, school, employment, and private charities. But in states dominated by Democrats, the same immigrants are gaining access to drivers licenses, better wages and college educations for their children.
Just three years ago, Republican statehouse victories prompted a wave of efforts by conservative legislatures to expel their immigrant populations. Led by Arizona, governors signed laws aimed at making daily life for the undocumented especially difficult.
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For more than two years, Reyes prepared and sold her tamales outside of a Walmart on Florin Road in south Sacramento. This was how she covered her $750-a-month rentshe made them twice a week, a process that takes a little more than two hours, then vended them for $1 each from her car in the Walmart parking lot. On a good day, shed maybe earn 20 bucks.
I am fighting and selling tamales to get my family ahead, Reyes explained to SN&R.
But on a Thursday morning last month, June 28, a sheriffs deputy pulled up to Reyes car and told her she could no longer sell her eats outside of the mega-chain.
Reyes was confused. Shed sold tamales there for so long, that even Walmart employees, according to her attorney, would come outside to buy them. But Reyes didnt want any trouble, so she and her 7-year-old daughter and 10-year-old son drove off to another south Sacramento shopping mall.
There were few customers elsewhere, though, so Reyes and her kids returned after an hour to the Walmart. Shed seen a handful of other tamale ladies selling eats in the lot at this time. Was it OK to return? It must have been, she decided. So she got back to dishing out tamales and making ends meet.
And then, a deputy grabs her hands and starts to cuff them, explained Reyes attorneys assistant Hugo Vera.
But before the deputy could click the handcuffs, he saw Reyes two children in the car. This caused him to pause, before finally placing Reyes and her kids in his patrol cruiser. For a half an hour.
The deputy ended up citing Reyes for trespassing, a minor misdemeanor in Sacramento County. According to Vera, most of the time this results in a proverbial slap on the wrist. Hardly ever a trip to the downtown main jail.
Or a deportation.
Normally, theyd just say Go away, Vera explained of what a deputy might typically do in a similar situation, such as, say, a skateboarder loitering on the premises.
But go away wasnt Reyes fate. Shed lost her identification two weeks earlier, she told the deputy, who placed her under arrest. Meanwhile, Child Protective Services arrived at the Walmart to take custody of her childrenthis despite the fact that a handful of Reyes family and neighbors had converged on the scene, pleading to take the kids.........http://www.newsreview.com/sacramento/deporting-the-tamale-lady/content?oid=6861082......selling food without health inspections, no venders licenses,etc,etc.. and comment from link...How can she afford to live if she is making only $20 per day and pays $750 for rent alone?
Lets let the mexicans move here with the Obamabots and we will move to start over and build a border fence behind us to keep the commies and illegals out!
Many Mexicans do not want to be US citizens, but citizens in a new country called Aztlan, where they would be in charge. Have the Democrats ever seriously did the electoral math on losing California out of the union?
How about enforcing existing laws?
The GOPe is on a suicide run, we could be a single party state after 2014
Heck, I don't discount before, I mean they ran Romney. Romney!?
Do you think Boehner is stupid enough to push for amnesty right before the 2014 elections?
Democrats plans are to fracture America into tribes..
ITS WORKING!... (THEN set the tribes against each other)..
They also barbecue live kittens, strangle baby seals with piano wire, denied global warming for years and are now denying global cooling. They are simply iggerant.
Yes. Why do you ask?
Wonder if she had a license to run a food vending cart and yeah, you need permission to be in someone’s parking lot.
Wrong! The illegal entry into this country by millions is what's causing families to live "in two parallel universes."
Wanna fix the problem? GO BACK FROM WHENCE YOU CAME!
I don’t know if he’s actually so naive that he’d PO his entire base except for big business by doing it.
Remember that this refusal was ever-present in Bush's tenure — it is not a Democrat v. Republican thing.
(Heck, given the Republican-party's refusal to do pursue Fast & Furious, Benghazi, IRS-targeting, NSA-Spying, all sorts of fraud, and its general willingness to roll-over on any issue… given all that, is it fair to call them separate parties?)
Forgive me, but I feel little sympathy for Juana Reyes. Americans and legal immigrants obey the laws of this land. She broke the law to come here, and she broke the law to run her unlicensed business. That doesn’t mean I support all the rules and regulations that restrict businesses, BTW, but if we are going to have them, illegal aliens don’t deserve a free pass.
As for her citizen children, they shouldn’t be citizens in the first place (assuming they’re anchor babies), and Juana Reyes can raise them in her homeland if she wants. What a ridiculous thing, that someone can break into this country, birth a baby, and create a new US citizen. It’s pretty clear illegal aliens are not subject to the jurisdiction of the United States and do not deserve ANY award or consideration, like birthing citizen babies, for gate crashing into this country.
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