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    Mayor Villaraigosa and other Hispanic Leaders Would Promote This. In Contrast, President Obama, and Other Elected Officials Betray U.S. Citizens and Legal Immigrants by Supporting the Dream Act, Amnesty, etc., for Illegal Aliens!



    Demographics of Unauthorized Immigrants in the US: Countries of Origin, States of Residence, and Employment Data, 2000-2008 by ProCon.org



    U.S. Department of Homeland Security

    Clearly, Mayor Villaraigosa and other Hispanic Leaders would promote this, because the majority of the 11 million illegal aliens in the U.S. are Hispanic.



    A conversation between President Obama and the black community” Published on Jun 7, 2012 by drboycewatkins.

    ....and it makes no sense pertaining to why any U.S. born black elected official would promote this, when communities of U.S. born descendants of slavery are being displaced by illegal aliens from around the world.


    Why The Black Caucus Looks The Other Way On Immigration-By Joe Guzzardi on May 9, 2003.



    YouTube: “Interview with Terry Anderson, Part 1g...There is no Interactive Transcript.Uploaded by crowdiforniaon Jun 10, 2009


    YouTube: Interview with Terry Anderson, Part 2 Uploaded by crowdifornia on Jun 10, 2009

    In Contrast, President Obama, and other elected officials betray U.S. citizens and legal immigrants by supporting the Dream Act/ amnesty, etc., for over 11 million illegal aliens, from around the world who enter the U.S. without legal authority.



    Villaraigosa speaks in D.C., urging immigration overhaul, The Los Angeles mayor calls for a system that provides a path to citizenship for illegal immigrants and whose focus is to 'remove real threats to our borders and inside our country.'

    by Richard Simon, Washington Bureau, January 14, 2013

    WASHINGTON — Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa delivered a high-profile speech in the nation's capital Monday in support of overhauling immigration laws but sidestepped questions about his future once his mayoral term ends.

    "I'm focused on the job I've got and want to finish as strong as I can," he told a National Press Club audience. When asked whether he would serve in the Obama administration after his term ends June 30, he said, "When I'm asked, I'll answer the question.

    "The sun may be setting on my administration, but I'm not riding off into the sunset just yet," Villaraigosa said. He is due to return to Washington at the end of the week for a news conference with other mayors calling for tougher gun laws.

    On Monday, Villaraigosa called for comprehensive immigration legislation that includes a path to citizenship for the 11 million people who are in the United States unlawfully. Illegal immigrants would have to undergo background checks, show English language skills and American civics knowledge and pay back taxes before they could be processed for legal status under his proposal. The overhaul, he said, should include an effective employment verification system and "smart enforcement."

    "We've created an immigration system that is long on enforcement but short on opportunity ... a system that happily capitalizes on the labor of millions of undocumented men and women but then refuses to extend them the basic rights and privileges that most of us take for granted," he said.

    "The goal of our immigration enforcement policy should be to remove real threats to our borders and inside our country," Villaraigosa said. "We should deport serious offenders. We should not deport people whose most serious crime is a lack of papers."

    He dismissed the notion that it may be too difficult for Congress to tackle the politically hot issue of immigration as it gears up for fights over gun laws and federal spending.

    "Washington should be able to walk and chew gum at the same time," he said.

    Villaraigosa said he would be speaking to the U.S. Conference of Mayors soon, seeking its support in pressuring Congress to pass comprehensive immigration legislation.

    Urging Republicans to support an overhaul of immigration laws, he brought up GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney's poor showing among Latino voters, attributing it to the "vitriolic nature of the immigration debate."

    "If the Republicans don't go to the center — they continue to be, you know, dominated by the far right — you're going to see them lose more and more," he said.

    Villaraigosa also pitched his immigration-overhaul idea as financially smart.

    "This doesn't just make moral sense, it makes economic sense," he said. "If we legalize the 11 million undocumented immigrants here in the United States, we'd give an infusion to our economy of $1.5 trillion, a shot in the arm over the next decade. The federal government would see $4.5 billion in more tax revenue in just three years."

    Acknowledging the difficulty of the issue, Villaraigosa recalled a massive 2006 immigration rally outside Los Angeles City Hall during which "many on my staff said, 'Don't go out there; don't do it; you've been in office less than a year; your job is to fix potholes; leave immigration to the feds.'

    "But when 1 million people march to your front step, they deserve a welcome," he said. "No human being is illegal.... We must enshrine this principle into the heart and soul of the country's immigration policy."

    Kristen Williamson of the Federation for American Immigration Reform said the mayor's presentation was nothing new: He "merely reiterated the same tired calls for more immigration from the open borders lobby. His plan to extend amnesty to illegal aliens, continue chain migration and invite more unskilled immigration benefits immigrants while harming American workers and undermining the rule of law.''


    Copyright © 2013, Los Angeles Times



    DMV study bolsters driver's license push for illegal immigrants, The California agency finds unlicensed drivers are far more likely to cause a fatal crash.

    by Ben Poston, Los Angeles Times, January 15, 2013

    Unlicensed drivers in California — the vast majority of whom are illegal immigrants — are nearly three times as likely to cause a fatal crash as licensed drivers, according to a study by the Department of Motor Vehicles.

    The report suggests that merely meeting the modest requirements necessary to get a license — passing a written exam and driving test — could improve road safety and help reduce the several thousand fatalities that occur in the state each year.

    "If you don't hold people accountable to acceptable standards, then we get people that aren't prepared and don't have the skill set," said Tyler Izen, president of the Los Angeles Police Protective League.

    The recently released DMV report is the agency's first significant analysis of unlicensed drivers in 15 years and adds fuel to the debate over whether illegal immigrants should be eligible for licenses.

    Immigrant rights groups say that granting such licenses would reduce fatalities and costly uninsured motorist claims. Insurance companies paid out $634 million in claims for collisions related to uninsured motorists in 2009, according to the most recent data from the state.

    It "really goes against public safety because the current law forces people who would otherwise be properly licensed to drive without one," said Angela Sanbrano, board president for the Central American Resource Centerin Los Angeles.

    Critics, however, argue that giving licenses to undocumented immigrants merely rewards illegal activity.


    "One study shouldn't trump the obvious — if you don't want illegal aliens in the country, why do you want to encourage them to be on the roads?" said Bob Dane, spokesman for the Washington-based Federation for American Immigration Reform. "It just defies common sense."

    The DMV report looked at 23 years of data on fatal accidents. Its conclusions were similar to the last such report in 1997, which looked at accident data from 1987 to 1992. The latest report was also the first analysis since a 1994 change in the state law that required all licensed drivers show proof of legal residency, which significantly increased the number of unlicensed drivers.

    Rough estimates put the number of unlicensed drivers at about 2 million, compared with the approximately 24 million licensed drivers.

    Many of the unlicensed motorists say they would get licenses if they could.

    Maria Galvan, a 42-year-old illegal immigrant in Los Angeles, said she has little choice but to drive to work, pick up groceries and take her daughters to school.

    "We need driver's licenses to be comfortable and be trusted and follow the law," Galvan said.

    Repeated legislative efforts to allow illegal immigrants to get driver's licenses have been met with stiff resistance.

    Former Assemblyman Gil Cedillo (D-Los Angeles) tried unsuccessfully nine times to get a law passed.

    But the political winds may be changing.

    Last year, Gov. Jerry Brown signed a law allowing some illegal immigrants who qualify for a new federal work permit program to get driver's licenses.

    Los Angeles City Councilman Ed Reyes said it was time to offer that opportunity to all illegal immigrants in California.

    "No matter who is behind the wheel, they need to be prepared and understand the rules of the road," Reyes said. "That's a significant issue when you live in a city that has a culture driven by cars."

    Assemblyman Luis Alejo(D-Watsonville) introduced a bill last week that would provide driver's licenses to anyone who can show they pay taxes, regardless of their immigration status.

    Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck and L.A. County Sheriff Lee Baca said last year that they were in favor of such a measure.

    Supporters point out that granting licenses to illegal immigrants also could reduce the number of hit-and-run accidents. Unlicensed drivers leave crash scenes at significantly higher rates than licensed drivers, according to a 2011 national report from the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety.

    "I suspect that the reason people hit-and-run is they are afraid of the consequences," said Izen, the police union president. "Maybe if they had a driver's license, they wouldn't run."

    There is budding support around the country for expanding the pool of licensed drivers.

    In Illinois, a bill to allow special licenses for illegal immigrants passed the state Legislature this week, and Gov. Pat Quinn has pledged to sign it. Washington and New Mexico already have similar laws.

    But Dane, of the immigration-reform group said the effects of granting driver's licenses go beyond just allowing people to legally drive. Licenses provide a legal foothold for residency, he said. They add another benefit that legitimizes the presence of illegal immigrants.

    "It's a gold-plated membership card into society," Dane said.

    The report also has added to the controversy over the Los Angeles Police Commission's policy change last year that eased car impound rules on unlicensed drivers.

    Unlicensed drivers stopped over minor traffic infractions no longer have their cars automatically impounded for 30 days. If the driver can show that he or she has auto insurance, valid identification and no previous citations for unlicensed driving, the car will be released.

    The L.A. police union filed suit to block the policy change last year, saying it would put dangerous drivers back on the road sooner. The new DMV research proves their point, Izen said.

    "It is our hope that in the new year, the DMV study will be the impetus for city officials to revisit this issue and show that they are serious about putting public safety first," he said.


    Copyright © 2013, Los Angeles Times


    DMV study bolsters driver's license push for illegal immigrants, The California agency finds unlicensed drivers are far more likely to cause a fatal crash.


    Selected Comments:

    Having "identification" or a driver's license does NOT mean you know who they really are or where they really live.  For example, Jose Vargas, the illegal alien reporter for the Washington Post, got driver's licenses in various states he didn't live in by "borrowing" a friend's address.  And just how is the STATE going to check the REAL identities and background IN THEIR HOME COUNTRIES and other countries they may have lived in of illegal aliens who have been using fake or stolen identities?  And when the governments of those countries, such as Mexico, will not share information from their databases?  The matricula consular, for example, is not even accepted by many States in Mexico.  The FBI says it's not a secure document, and Americans have easily gotten them fraudulently.” by Ali Alexander, January 17, 2013

    My friends, when this issue comes up for debate or discussion by Brown and/or Dems, I want you to bring this outcry to them. This cannot be a simple chest thumping of b'itching and moaning by the people, you need action to stop this from happening.  Months ago there was a meeting about the impound policy and the people verbalized harrassed Chief Beck into a diaper.  We must do the same with Brown and Dems. This got Gray David recalled,  we can and must do it again…….New Mexico tried this and it failed...


    Look at New Mexico. In 2003, the state began allowing non-citizens to obtain driver's licenses with the hope that it would reduce the high number of uninsured drivers. No dice. According to the Insurance Research Council, 26.3 percent of New Mexico drivers were uninsured in 2000. By 2008, this number had gone up to 29.5 percent and the border state won the distinction of being No. 1 in the nation for uninsured drivers.” by Beast_SPQR, PM January 16, 2013

    “What a great idea!  By issuing driver’s licenses, we can move these bad drivers into the licensed category and immediately decrease the fatal accidents caused by unlicensed drivers.  Of course this will increase the rate for licensed drivers, since the drivers do not magically become more responsible or skilled. We could solve many social problems in the same manner. Give kindergarten children high school diplomas on the first day of class.  This will cure the drop out rate.  We could issue college degrees instead if higher education rates are desired. Issue “Millionaire Certificates” to the poor and homeless to eliminate poverty.  Offer “Population Thinning” licenses to potential murderers.  This could dramatically drop the murder rate since the death would be as a result of licensed “thinning”.” by budlite6, January 17, 2013

    Of course, the LA times typically omitted the inconvenient truth that the AAA study also showed that 50% of unlicensed drivers involved in hit run fatalities - MANY of whom are illegal aliens - were driving while drunk. How does granting this segment of the population drivers licenses solve THAT problem?” by brdcstr, January 17, 2013

    This is the silliest article yet on the topic. So somehow magically, just by giving illegals a drivers license they will be less likely to cause an accident? Does this writer actually believe their own nonsense? I mean come on, logic is completely lacking here.” by seendemons, January 16, 2013



    President Obama, “Taxation Without Representation” also Applies to Dysfunctional Elected Officials Who have Contempt for the Oath of Office, the Constitution, that Taxpayers are Forced by Law to Pay Taxes or Face Stiff Income Tax Evasion Penalties!


    YouTube: “Hidden Cameras on the Arizona Border 2: Drugs, Guns and 850 Illegal Aliens” uploaded by CISORG


    YouTube: Hidden Cameras on the Arizona Border 2: Drugs, Guns and 850 Illegal Aliens” uploaded by CISORG


    YouTube: Hidden Cameras on the Arizona Border 3: A Day in the Life of a Drug Smuggler



    YouTube: Illegal Aliens Cheating on Taxes: Filing False Federal Returns getting $4 billion” uploaded by jbranstetter04


    YouTube: Illegal Immigration Documentary – 2012”uploaded by MrRobinTroyer


    YouTube: Obama's Aunt Say's 'The System Took Advantage Of Me' - illegal alien Part 1” uploaded by herncomp


    YouTube: Obama's Aunt Living of our Money part 2


    YouTube: OBAMA GRANTS AMNESTY TO ILLEGAL ALIENS SPEECH - JUNE 15, 2012” uploaded by NewsPoliticsNow1


    YouTube: Rep. Lamar Smith on "Comprehensive Immigration Reform" uploaded by HispanicPatriot


    YouTube: Executive Orders on Guns & Immigration (Amnesty) Push: IS THERE A CONNECTION” uploaded by TheJoshTolleyChannel


    Oath of Office: "I, (President, Supreme Court Justice, Congressperson, Assemblyman, County Board of Supervisor's Member, Mayor, City Councilperson, Judge, ), during such times as I hold the office, I, do solemnly swear that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States (the Constitution of the State of California, Maryland, Illinois, etc., etc.), against all enemies foreign (terrorist enemies of the U.S., illegal immigrants, un-American or un-Constitutional anything and everything, etc.) and domestic (treasonous individuals or organizations, any Police Chief who condones this and the Police Chief's rogue police officers, unethical or criminal elected officials or public servants, illegal aliens or his or her advocates, un-American anything and everything), and that I will bear true faith and allegiance, to the Constitution of the United States , (State Constitution), and that I take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion, and that I will faithfully discharge the duties upon which I am about to enter."

    "I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will faithfully execute the office of President of the United States, and will to the best of my ability, preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States."
    US Constitution, Article 2, Section 2.
    The President shall be commander in chief of the Army and Navy of the United States, and of the militia of the several states, when called into the actual service of the United States; he may require the opinion, in writing, of the principal officer in each of the executive departments, upon any subject relating to the duties of their respective offices, and he shall have power to grant reprieves and pardons for offenses against the United States, except in cases of impeachment.

    He shall have power, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate, to make treaties, provided two thirds of the Senators present concur; and he shall nominate, and by and with the advice and consent of the Senate, shall appoint ambassadors, other public ministers and consuls, judges of the Supreme Court, and all other officers of the United States, whose appointments are not herein otherwise provided for, and which shall be established by law: but the Congress may by law vest the appointment of such inferior officers, as they think proper, in the President alone, in the courts of law, or in the heads of departments.
    The President shall have power to fill up all vacancies that may happen during the recess of the Senate, by granting commissions which shall expire at the end of their next session.
    US Constitution, Article 2, Section 3.
    He shall from time to time give to the Congress information of the state of the union, and recommend to their consideration such measures as he shall judge necessary and expedient; he may, on extraordinary occasions, convene both Houses, or either of them, and in case of disagreement between them, with respect to the time of adjournment, he may adjourn them to such time as he shall think proper; he shall receive ambassadors and other public ministers; he shall take care that the laws be faithfully executed, and shall commission all the officers of the United States.


    “There are cases where an individual has been wrongfully treated by his government and about the only way, unless the individual resorts tocourt, and even in some cases the courts are not able to give proper relief, the only area or avenue open to the individual is through his representative. When you find a bona fide error has been made, I suggest that you make a maximum effort to remedy it. This I feel is a vital and important function of those of us in the House of Representatives”.
    Authors: Donald G. Tacheron and Morris Udall, from the book entitled, “The Job of the Congressman”, pages 65 and 66.
    (The above excerpt “The Job of the Congressman” holds true for any elected office holder, and/or U.S. Citizen.)



    CNN I-Report: "Restore America's educational greatness!" by omekongo

    Selected comments:
    1.  "I would like to see President Obama lay the foundation to make America one of the greatest countries for education." by omekongo

    2. "Education is and always has been and should stay close to the people, the communities, the state...it should not be federally controlled and manipulated." k3vsDad
    3.  "I'd like that too, Ome, but...before we do that, how about educating the POTUS and Congress about something called "Balancing a Budget".

    4.  "If we have to do it for our financial well being, so should our government and before they do that, all else is just pablum and window dressing." by mab91c

    If President Barack Obama was to perform the one and only function to uphold his sworn under oath duty to respect and uphold the "oath of office" and the Constitution, he would be too busy to find time to wander off on tangents to resolve Education issues better left to families, parents, teachers, local and State government!


    "It would be interesting to know how the many individuals who are forced to wait in line for years must feel too, when Thanks to inept elected officials, these individuals will be bypassed, or face being placed in the "back of the bus" to be replaced by over 11 million illegal immigrants from around the world." by TheTruth53


    "Immigration Reform: What About the "Legals" ?" uploaded by JulyKateRich
    Selected Comment:
    "I am not asking for special treatment, to move up in line, or even for pity. I am just a Canadian girl who fell in love with an American soldier and naively thought that she only needed a green card to work. What I am asking for, is that President Obama consider every category of immigrant as he moves forward with immigration reform. I have to say it irks me a bit when I hear that illegal immigrants will not be deported when I have waited for months and spent thousands of dollars to do it “the right way”. Even as I was fingerprinted, photographed, and sobbing uncontrollably in the border patrol offices, the guards sheepishly told me that “it’s ok, you’ll get it, they’ll let you in eventually”."  by JulyKateRich

    Indeed JulyKateRich

    I can understand your position, because illegal immigrants should not be given preference over the many individuals like you who follow the rules and the law to become U.S. citizens of legal immigrants.


    Source: "Obama Blames Rush Limbaugh and Fox News For the Partisanship in Washington" uploadedYourBlackWorld.

    I respect Rush Limbaugh because Rush Limbaugh is an American who respects the law and the Constitution. President Barack Obama has contempt for the law, the Constitution, U.S. citizens and legal immigrants.





    Maybe this is the problem, meaning far too many U.S. born blacks attended school, but the schooling did not go through them, pertaining to learning and respecting the Principles of Government, U.S. History, the U.S. Constitution, a Respective State Constitution, etc.


    I'm one of numerous U.S. born black descendants of slavery who with good reason has contempt for Barack Obama and other psuedo leaders like him.

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