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Not really much of a surprise:

LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — The Department of Motor Vehicles expects big crowds on Friday, the first day undocumented immigrants in California can officially apply for a driver’s license.

The DMV has hired more than 1,000 workers and opened four new centers to handle the rush.

The new law allows undocumented immigrants to apply without the fear of being deported, which has long been a concern in the community.

They’re not “undocumented”, they’re illegal.  The “community” is a community of criminals who’ve broken the law and are now being aided by the state of California.

The whole state is in violation of federal immigration statutes 8 USC 1327 and 8 USC 1324.

Today I heard the argument repeated (Bob Beckel on The Five) that illegals should be granted driver’s licenses, because they’re driving illegally anyway, and that way if they just get driver’s licenses, supposedly they’ll get insurance, too.  Thus if you’re a legal US resident or US citizen and you get hit by an illegal alien in traffic, rather than have them be uninsured and have to deal with an uninsured illegal alien driver, they’ll be insured and that will make your life better.

The horrible fallacy in that is that if the law is enforced and they are deported, they won’t be there to hit you with their car in the first place.

It’s also one more trick to allow illegals to vote in US elections by giving them state-issued ID cards.  Of course, places they don’t check ID, they vote already anyway…

We’ve heard about the UN Arms Trade Treaty for months (if not years) by now, and it’s almost a given that it will never be ratified by the US Senate, because it includes plenty of rules that are anathema to the Second Amendment.  But it was passed through the UN and enacts at Christmas:

The U.N. Arms Trade Treaty is set to take effect on Christmas Eve. Though the United States delegation to the U.N. has supported the treaty, it has very little chance of being ratified by two-thirds of the Senate. But there is still reason for concern, said Catherine Mortensen, spokeswoman for the National Rifle Association.

“We are worried about an end-run around Congress,”  Mortensen told TheBlaze. “Barack Obama or a future anti-gun president could use ATT and international norms compliance to rationalize enacting gun control policies through executive actions, especially in the import and export realms.”

“Even now, with an existing appropriations rider prohibiting action to implement the treaty unless it is approved by Congress, administration officials are publicly professing support for international efforts to bring the treaty into effect. That’s outrageous,” she added.

The U.N. General Assembly adopted the treaty in April 2013 with a vote of 154 to 3. The State Department points out that only Iran, Syria and North Korea opposed it.

That thing about Iran, Syria, and North Korea opposing it is used by the current administration to portray those who object to it as extreme.  Except there are plenty of nations who are “for” it who later didn’t sign it, didn’t ratify it, or will ignore it just like other treaties.

The better news on the treaty is more recent, via CNS News:

(CNSNews.com) – As United Nations officials welcome the Christmas Eve entry into force of the U.N. Arms Trade Treaty (ATT), its progress in the U.S. remains hampered by significant Senate opposition and funding prohibitions included in appropriations legislation.

Most recently, the omnibus government funding bill passed by the Congress earlier this month contained new prohibitions on the administration using any funds to implement the conventional arms treaty. Under U.N. procedures the U.S. would be liable for 22 percent of the budget for the ATT secretariat, the body that will oversee its implementation.

It’s nice to know we’re at least not paying for it.

It’s especially nice since the UN’s attempts at gun control usually end up murdering lots of people.

And like was suspected about those who opposed the treaty – the question is who else didn’t sign or didn’t care – note the story says “among the non-signatories”, not “this is a comprehensive list of all the non-signatories”.

When the U.N. General Assembly adopted the ATT in April 2013 only three member-states voted against it: Iran, Syria and North Korea.

But the list of nations that have not signed the treaty is far longer, and includes some of the world’s more controversial regimes. Among the non-signatories are Russia (the world’s second biggest arms exporter, after the U.S.), China (the fifth biggest), Cuba, Ecuador, India, Iran, Iraq, Nicaragua, North Korea, Pakistan, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Venezuela and Vietnam.

The effect of active and powerful restriction on small arms trade could mean major problems for recreational shooters in any free state as imported ammunition tends to be cheaper than domestic.  Banning importation of cheap foreign ammunition through auspices of the ATT would be a way to impose a financial burden and barrier to entry into recreational shooting, and thus to harm gun culture.  For those who believe in citizen disarmament, it’s a feature.

Meanwhile, the EPA found itself blocked from banning lead ammunition.  Again, lead ammo is cheaper, and with regards to hunting ammunition, it performs very well and replacement ammunition is often very expensive.

A federal appeals court denied a lawsuit Tuesday by environmental groups that the EPA must use the Toxic Substances Control Act regulate lead used in shells and cartridges.

“We agree with EPA that it lacks statutory authority to regulate the type of spent bullets and shot identified in the environmental groups’ petition,” Judge David Tatel wrote for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit.

Note who’s suing and how.  Environmental groups are suing the EPA to act (often environmental groups getting money from the EPA or other part of govt).  This is something the environmental movement has done for quite a while, and often hand-in-hand with the EPA.  They sue the EPA for the new rule they want, the EPA settles with the group, or gets a judge to rule in favor of the new regulation, and the EPA can just go out and make it happen.

And finally, the Obama amnesty was ruled an overreach by a federal judge in PA.  I’ve been writing about how Obama will push for amnesty for illegal aliens for a long time, and since he just up and did it with his “executive actions”, that’s about when I stopped posting so much.  Doesn’t feel critical to write about this stuff when it’s all over the news everywhere.  If you’ve been reading here, or you’re remotely paying attention, you’ve seen it, heard it, and you’re mad about it.  I yelled “fire!” for a long time, and now there’s a massive conflagration.

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There’s only so many times I could post that pic from The People’s Cube.  And then he just did it.

Except that judge in Western Pennsylvania has said that he can’t do it:

A federal judge Tuesday ruled parts of President Obama’s deportation amnesty to be unconstitutional, with a scathing memo dismantling the White House’s legal reasoning and arguing that Mr. Obama tried to steal Congress’ lawmaking powers.

The ruling doesn’t invalidate the policy immediately because it was part of a case over a single illegal immigrant’s deportation, but it could serve as a road map for other federal judges who are considering direct challenges to the president’s policy.

Judge Arthur J. Schwab, sitting in the Western District of Pennsylvania, said Mr. Obama has some discretion in how to enforce laws, but by setting out a comprehensive system to grant tentative legal status to as many as 5 million illegal immigrants, the president has strayed into trying to write the laws, which is a power reserved for Congress.

Part of the issue was also that the method by which Obama did it was through “prosecutorial discretion”.  That’s supposed to mean that an individual prosecutor can look at an individual case and choose whether or not to go forward with charges.  It does not mean that 5-10 million crimes can simply be ignored and that an entire statute can be mandated to be ignored by the executive branch.

“President Obama’s unilateral legislative action violates the separation of powers provided for in the United States Constitution as well as the Take Care Clause, and therefore is unconstitutional,” Judge Schwab wrote.

Immigrant rights advocates said the ruling was a shocking overstep of the court’s authority. Indeed, the Obama administration has argued in federal court in Washington that judges have no power to review the president’s decision-making.

Illegal alien supporters, not “immigrant rights advocates”.  Every legal immigrant who sees 5-10 million people cutting in line is apoplectic over this.

The White House defends the policy as a reasonable use of Mr. Obama’s powers to set priorities for enforcing laws, and to stop the breakup of families because of deportation.

Meanwhile, there are millions of US citizens in prisons and jails for various reasons whose families are broken up.  There are millions of families broken up by government policies that favor broken homes as well.  No tears are shed for them, no hearts bleed for them.

Joyce R. Branda, the acting assistant attorney general who is leading the case, argued that Congress has provided too little money and the administration can deport fewer than 400,000 immigrants a year out of the total population of more than 11 million.

Ms. Branda said given that, it makes sense for Mr. Obama to set priorities, including proactively telling millions of illegal immigrants that they are in no danger of being kicked out. That policy allows immigration agents to focus on the other illegal immigrants whom the president deems serious cases, or on those crossing the border this year and beyond.

When Obama’s DACA amnesty crap started, there were rallies of illegal aliens in major cities.  Immigration officials could drive there with buses and start loading them up.

When the surge of illegal alien minors happened over this last year – because of Obama’s pro-illegal alien policies – immigration officials were driving buses into major cities and dropping off illegals downtown.  Those same illegals could’ve been handed back to the nation that facilitated their passage, but they weren’t.  They were dropped off with “walking papers” for court dates they would never attend, and told they wouldn’t be deported because “families”.

Branda is a lying shill.  In the years of the Obama administration, we’ve seen ICE agents called terrorists by the president, and ICE agents sue to be able to do their jobs because they’re told to break the law.

Obama’s banking on the idea that no one will ever do away with his illegal dictatorial unilateral executive amnesty.  The idea is that it would be politically horrible to “tear apart immigrant families”… which is sort of like waking up to find a family of criminals tearing open your Christmas presents and then them screaming how horrible it would be if you took your children’s presents that the illegals stole out of their children’s hands, and if you kicked them out of your house since it’s cold outside, or had them all arrested for breaking and entering.

To the mush-brained, it makes you seem heartless, but they’re just criminal invaders, thieves and criminal squatters in your house.

And the worst part is that all they would’ve had to do was ask if they wanted to come in.  America is not uninviting.

So anyway, Merry Christmas.  Despite all the lumps of coal we’ve gotten this year (including a crapton of new regulations for the new year we don’t know about), at least there are a few positives.

At first I thought of titling this “Is America too stupid to live?” but decided that’s rather harsh.  And now I’ve sat on it for a few days because it’s just depressing.

Right now, we’re actively infecting American children with enterovirus by introducing illegal alien kids who we “must” educate and shove into our schools.

Enteroviruses commonly circulate in the U.S. during summer and fall. EV-D68 was first identified in California in 1962. Over the past thirty years, only small numbers were reported in the U.S.

The CDC hasn’t suggested reasons for the current uptick or its origin. Without that answer, some question whether the disease is being spread by the presence of tens of thousands of illegal immigrant children from Central America admitted to the U.S. in the past year.

The origin could be entirely unrelated.

However, a study published in Virology Journal, found EV-D68 among some of the 3,375 young, ill people tested in eight Latin American countries, including the Central American nations of El Salvador and Nicaragua, in 2013.  (See Fig. 3)

Though the U.S. government is keeping secret the locations of the illegal immigrant children, there are significant numbers of them in both cities in which the current outbreak was first identified, Kansas City, Missouri and Chicago, Illinois, according to local advocates and press reports.

That story comes from Sharyl Attkisson, who is a professional journalist whose neutral stance and exemplary ethics means that she will explore the question but not make a decision without more data.  Based on my own experience and observations, now coupled with that info, I’m willing to say this time the correlation is showing us the cause.

We’ve already seen how illegal alien populations brought an influx of diseases into the US earlier this year.  It’s not much of a leap to say that introducing those populations into the US population have caused this.

We even have adult illegal aliens who claim to be children who are enrolling with students in some states:

Adult illegal immigrants posing as unaccompanied alien children appear to be attempting to enroll at public high schools, city officials in Lynn, Mass., tell National Review Online.

“Some of them have had gray hair and they’re telling you that they’re 17 years old and they have no documentation,” Jamie Cerulli, the Lynn mayor’s chief of staff, tells NRO. “If my children went to the public schools, I’d be very uncomfortable with all of these unaccompanied minors [that] are placed in the ninth grade.”

DHS already knows they’ve lost thousands of illegal aliens who will never show up for their deportation hearings (especially since no one’s looking for them), and before then, 47,000 illegal alien “children” were already scattered around the US.

Having swarms of illegal aliens brought into US schools who don’t speak the language of the rest of the country (and that includes both english and spanish), don’t care about the nation they’re moving to, whose first steps into the nation were to break the law and whose first words to representatives of the nation were lies – all that only serves one purpose.  It brings in a new voting underclass – because by the time they’re set to be deported years down the road the leftist cry that will go up will be “it’s inhumane and all they know” – and that new voting underclass will naturally vote for the handout-giving Democrats forever.  It’s all a numbers game about cheating the democratic system for power – so they can have it and finally force you to live how they feel the world should live.

Plus the office of refugee resettlement (I forget if that’s the original title) is in no small part being run by one of the Castro brothers (the Democrats, not the Communists), and can be used as a tool to resettle new voters to control key districts and establish illegal alien colonies inside the US.  That’d also be most likely no small part of why the congressman in Oklahoma couldn’t go see what was going on in his district.

Australia and Illegal Immigration

Posted: October 19, 2014 by ShortTimer in Amnesty, Illegal Immigration
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Australia has begun a program called “Operation Sovereign Borders” to stop illegal immigration:

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Pretty cut and dried, huh?

Operation Sovereign Borders (OSB) is a military-led border security initiative to stop the boats, prevent people risking their lives at sea in the hands of criminals, and preserve the integrity of Australia’s immigration program.

Asylum seekers who travel by boat without a visa will not end up in Australia. The rules apply to everyone; families, children, unaccompanied children, educated and skilled. There are no exceptions.

Australia is serious about protecting its borders and will stop anyone who attempts to come illegally by boat.

Seeing as how the only way to get to Australia is either by plane or boat, this is a very, very clear message and clear program.

The US could easily do something similar.  Simply explain that if you come illegally, you will be removed – and then do so.  Of course, that would require parties in power to actually listen to the citizenry, actually want to secure the borders and protect the nation – and then actually do their jobs to secure the borders.

Senator Jeff Sessions called out the White House and rich internationalist billionaires and businessmen like Mark “Like Open Borders on Facebook” Zuckerberg for demanding open borders for you, while they spend millions to keep people out.

It’s very much worth it to listen to Sessions – he gets rolling pretty quick, hammering home the point that Zuckerberg has gone to Mexico and called American immigration policy “unfit for today’s world”, and spends millions in pushing for amnesty as well as millions on his own home for “privacy”.  He calls out Zuckerberg, who’s using his billionaire wealth and influence to push for more illegals in the country while US citizens are left high and dry despite having the skills that Zuckerberg would need for his company.

Basically, Zuckerberg wants cheap labor for computers at the expense of American workers, but cloaks his hypocritical greed in social justice rhetoric.

Meanwhile, it appears President Obama isn’t fond of fence jumpers when they’re at his house.

While it’s a clever stunt, much of Hudspeth County is the middle of nowhere.  The six miles to I-10 are six miles of nothingness, and I-10 is one of those routes with Border Patrol checkpoints there to look for vehicles carrying the illegals who did that six mile hike and agents looking for vehicles carrying illegals away from the border.  Plus no one is looking for James O’Keefe.

Hudspeth is also a region of the Texas/Mexico border that’s rather famous for Mexican military incursions in the late 90s & early 2000s.  Usually the Mexican military only runs interference for the cartels further west, but in Hudspeth, they ran interference and ran drugs for the cartels many miles inland.

But the real issue is almost less one of physically securing every mile of border and one of defense in depth.

If you don’t catch an illegal alien at the border but you still deport them any time they come in contact with any government official, whether it be city cop or social worker or DMV, you’ll solve the illegal immigration problem fast.  And you’ll prevent the terrorism problem as well, because there won’t be a community of illegals for them to hide in or a thriving business in smuggling to get them across the border.

Also, Hudspeth is not the same as the Rio Grande Valley.

In the Rio Grande Valley, Border Patrol is being overwhelmed by 15-17 year olds and people dragging their children in tow because they know that Obama will not deport them.  Those people are looking to get caught, because they know they’ll be released and given handouts.  Cartels are bringing more people north immediately after they send teenage “kids” to the BP, because they know they’ll be busy processing those “children” to be shipped off to US cities inland where no one but Obama and Luis “My Only Loyalty Is To Illegal Aliens” Gutierrrez will want them.  While the BP is busy doing that paperwork, the cartels slip their high-value people and products in.

Big empty areas have been a concern for a long time, but ultimately they’re less of a concern than the mess in the Rio Grande Valley.

Ebola In Mexico?

Posted: August 8, 2014 by ShortTimer in Illegal Immigration, Media
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Not yet.

A couple of days ago, a “first case” was reported by El Diario de Chihuahua, still accessible by Google Cache:

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Don’t worry, Mexican officials are denying it:

Federal District The Federal Health Ministry (SSA) denied the report published by various media who warned about a suspected case of Ebola in the country, to ensure that Mexico has not submitted any contagion.

Through a brief press release, the federal agency said that yesterday, a site named http://www.novatimes.net, released a report of an alleged case of Ebola in Mexico, specifically a student in Mexico City.

Normally, I’d have as much faith in Mexican officials as Sgt. Tahmooressi does, but… novatimes.net is a sketchy “news” site with headlines like this:

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So less likely “huge contagion in Mexico covered up by Mexican government” and more a case of “shoddy Mexican reporter copies BS fake news site for sensationally BS story”.

Until they do get their first case of ebola.

Of course, the illegals coming across the border right now are bringing with scabies, measles, infectious active tuberculosis, flu, all kinds of tropical diseases, and even leprosy.