Hispanic lawmakers hopeful after Napo...

Hispanic lawmakers hopeful after Napolitano meeting

There are 16 comments on the thehill.com story from Feb 26, 2009, titled Hispanic lawmakers hopeful after Napolitano meeting. In it, thehill.com reports that:

Hispanic lawmakers are more hopeful than ever that Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano will end workplace raids by immigration enforcement officials.

Several lawmakers emerged elated from a closed-door meeting Thursday with Napolitano, held one day after she promised to investigate a raid of an engine shop in Bellingham, Wash. earlier this week.

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“We The People”

Since: Dec 08

From Canada to Brazil

#1 Feb 26, 2009
God forbid we enforce the law and put U.S. citizens and LEGAL immigrants back to work. If the federal government and the millions of illegal aliens can ignore the law at it's leisure, then so should the rest of us. No law, nothing but anarchy, that is what the federal government apparently wants.
Caucus

Mesa, AZ

#2 Feb 26, 2009
Ok. I've had more than my fill of the Hispanic lawmakers. What's the name of the Congressional "other than Hispanic" caucus that represents the rest of us? Is there one? I really want to know.

The U.S. is pushing citizens, there will be a revolution.
b4its2late

Phillipsburg, NJ

#3 Feb 26, 2009
Well I guess we must remind Janet and the racist "lawmakers" she talked to WHO'S BOSS.

Why would a lawmaker, isnt that an ironic title, ask the homeland security secretary not to arrest people here ILLEGALY????

I notice they were HISPANIC "lawmakers" and most illegals are HISPANIC. Sounds like they want her to lay off "their own kind". Sounds racist to me.

Since: Mar 08

Allentown, PA

#4 Feb 26, 2009
Sheldon Clark wrote:
God forbid we enforce the law and put U.S. citizens and LEGAL immigrants back to work. If the federal government and the millions of illegal aliens can ignore the law at it's leisure, then so should the rest of us. No law, nothing but anarchy, that is what the federal government apparently wants.
It is what Obama wants. The policy rests in his lap.
Gutierrez Sux

Mesa, AZ

#5 Feb 26, 2009
b4its2late wrote:
Well I guess we must remind Janet and the racist "lawmakers" she talked to WHO'S BOSS.
Why would a lawmaker, isnt that an ironic title, ask the homeland security secretary not to arrest people here ILLEGALY????
I notice they were HISPANIC "lawmakers" and most illegals are HISPANIC. Sounds like they want her to lay off "their own kind". Sounds racist to me.
Racist? Exactly!
Patriot

Brighton, CO

#6 Feb 27, 2009
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Patriot

Brighton, CO

#7 Feb 27, 2009
Both Obama and Napolitano are questioning the necessity and effectiveness of Immigration and Customs Enforcement's work site enforcement raids

On February 24, 2009, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) executed a work site enforcement raid at the Yamato Engine Specialists plant in Bellingham, WA. This was the first ICE raid of the Obama Administration and resulted in the arrest of 28 illegal alien workers.

However, it seems that neither President Obama nor Department of Homeland Secretary (DHS) Napolitano are happy that the raid even occurred. White House spokesman Nick Shapiro said, "these raids are not a long-term solution.... The president believes we must respect due process and our best values as we enforce the law. The real answer to our broken immigration system is to fix it. The president has said that we will start the immigration reform debate this year, and this continues to be the plan." DHS Secretary Napolitano is so displeased with the ICE raid that she has ordered an internal investigation to determine why it was allowed to happen.

It is possible that President Obama and Secretary Napolitano's reluctance to support ICE's Bellingham raid stems from the vocal denunciations coming from pro-illegal worker and special interest groups. In fact, these groups are claiming that their members are overloading the White House switchboard with angry phone calls about the raid.

Please visit your Action Buffet and send faxes to President Obama and Secretary Napolitano. It is vital that the President and the Secretary hear from Americans who support ICE's work site raids. Please phone them using the phone notes on your Action Buffet.

NumbersUSA.com

Since: Feb 09

La Quinta, CA

#8 Feb 27, 2009
Let me get this right, apparently all of those caught in the raid were illegal? What is the racist Latino caucus actually complaining about?

And what is "humanitarian reasons" anyway?
Eleanor

Vernon Hills, IL

#9 Feb 27, 2009
Just knowing that there WON'T be raids is incentive enough for businesses to hire the 'less-expensive' worker.(but if raids were a popular notion, businesses would carefully check documentation prior to hiring). What's the point of having rules and regulations if the government chooses to not enforce them?
john

Overland Park, KS

#10 Feb 27, 2009
Obama has failed the American people by appointing Napolitano as the head of Homeland Security and Mr Holder as attorney general. A supporter if illegals and a Negro lawyer can't enforce US law.
Franko of the Hill People

Pine Island, MN

#11 Feb 28, 2009
I would like to see Obama get on TV and tell all the law abiding citizen's that have lost thier jobs and say he doesnt want raids or any actions against illegal alien's.He won't he's a Politition, lose to many vote's.To bad elections take so long nowaday's we might have had some immagration laws oh wait we already do.Deportation,apparently we have congressman representing illegal's instead of legal citizen's that voted him in.I say he must be a COYOTE

“Not enough comets”

Since: Sep 07

Fort Lauderdale

#12 Feb 28, 2009
B-b-but...

The US economy will recover, that much is certain. And our cheapest large-scale industry will make a comeback--housing. So where are the cheap carpenters, laborers, plasterers, plumbers, electricians, roofers, etc. going to come from?

A battered industry can't hire on scale, even when it isn't abused it doesn't work. And a lot of the superheated gas is coming out of the banking industry so the cost of labor will play a major part in regrowth of construction. Who is going to build? Who is going to farm? Forget about janitors, who is going to do the landscaping?

I'm not against workplace raids except that by the time they're working, living somewhere, sending their kids to school, paying taxes, all the other steps along the way have failed, or not even been exercised.

Napolitano isn't trying to carve a place in our society for illegal workers, she's trying to prevent Nazi-style raids. That deserves some consideration.
Unemployment CA

Mesa, AZ

#13 Feb 28, 2009
California's unemployment hit 10%. Wonder if any of the "citizens" are now calling ICE?

The reason the Messiah is on TV is he knows he has to "attract" his low income voting base. Unfortunatly they can't read into what he's said.

People in 40 cities yesterday voiced their outrage about the Messiah's $35Billion dollar a day since taking office spending spree.

“We The People”

Since: Dec 08

From Canada to Brazil

#14 Feb 28, 2009
Recordo wrote:
Napolitano isn't trying to carve a place in our society for illegal workers
Thats because she has already helped them carve a number of places, she left Arizona's back door intentionally open to attract as many as possible.
she's trying to prevent Nazi-style raids.
Then she can pass out comic books with "sensitive spanish phrases" the ICE agents can use while creating job openings for unemployed Americans. The FBI and metro cops can use English versions when they go after bank robbers, kidnappers, murderers, and rapists.
Franko of the Hill People

Pine Island, MN

#15 Feb 28, 2009
Recordo wrote:
B-b-but...
The US economy will recover, that much is certain. And our cheapest large-scale industry will make a comeback--housing. So where are the cheap carpenters, laborers, plasterers, plumbers, electricians, roofers, etc. going to come from?
A battered industry can't hire on scale, even when it isn't abused it doesn't work. And a lot of the superheated gas is coming out of the banking industry so the cost of labor will play a major part in regrowth of construction. Who is going to build? Who is going to farm? Forget about janitors, who is going to do the landscaping?
I'm not against workplace raids except that by the time they're working, living somewhere, sending their kids to school, paying taxes, all the other steps along the way have failed, or not even been exercised.
Napolitano isn't trying to carve a place in our society for illegal workers, she's trying to prevent Nazi-style raids. That deserves some consideration.
Give a illegal your job then.I'm sure thier are plenty of unemployed legals will be there to take jobs and shut up about wages and them paying tax's ever heard FICA how many illegal's send in for a return,wait they don't pay payroll tax's.Till your out of work because of an illegal don't say a word
Roxan

San Jose, CA

#16 Mar 22, 2009
She did a poor job in AZ. Big surprise here. She's made it perfectly clear to me by this action that she has NO intention of enforcing any of our immigration laws and she certainly doesn't care about the plight of the unemployed people who are legal citizens. I wonder if she can be forced out of her job....but who knows? We already had PELOSI the other day, saying it was "UNAMERICAN" to enforce our immigration laws.

Isn't it ironic as well that our government keeps harping about (9/11 and Terrorism), yet leaves our borders wide open and encourages illegal aliens to be here and stay here?

The reason must be the NAU (North American Union). Does anybody also notice the creep of more of the Spanish language in: Stores, packaging, some restaurants, museums and parks?

Oh yes, and then we have the "Hate Speech" issue. Hmm, so La Raza which means the (Race) can keep their name but call everyone who opposes illegal aliens and supports national sovereignity as: Racists, Xenophobes and Nativists....Also, isn't there that motto of: "For the Race everything and for those outside the Race, nothing"?

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