HB11: No Postsecondary Education/Illegal Aliens

January 29th, 2011 by WendyW Categories: Education, Hot Topics, House Session 2011-2012, Immigration 7 Responses
HB11: No Postsecondary Education/Illegal Aliens

NC House Representative George Cleveland (District 14, Onslow County) introduced a bill Thursday that would prohibit illegal aliens from attending North Carolina’s community college and universities. (This bill is on the calendar Monday, January 31.) You might remember the state community colleges board voting last year to admit illegal immigrants to classrooms if they graduated from a U.S. high school, pay out-of-state tuition and did not displace a citizen. This bill would reverse that.  Read the entire bill for yourself. All one and almost-a- half pages of it.

So there’s a large debate surrounding this topic. Opponents of this bill would say it’s not fair for students who had no say so in to their legal status because it is their parents who made the decision to emigrate here illegally and put them in our school system. What do you believe is the best way to solve that issue?

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– Wendy
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Be sure to shoot Representative Cleveland an email thanking him for introducing this bill at George.Cleveland@ncleg.net!

Co Sponsors of this bill are: L. Brown;  Current;  Frye;  Guice;  Hager;  Iler;  Ingle;  JonesJordan;  Langdon;  McGee;

Sanderson;  Torbett;

Mexican Consulate in Greenville Dec 18-19

December 16th, 2010 by NC Tea Party Staff Categories: Hot Topics, Immigration One Response
Mexican Consulate in Greenville Dec 18-19

Update:
I have contacted the Greenville, NC Hilton Hotel. CEO Tom Glennon’s spokesman has assured me that the Hilton Hotel has nothing to do with the event at the Greenville Convention Center this weekend.

I have contacted the Greenville, NC Hilton Hotel. CEO Tom Glennon’s spokesman has assured me that the Hilton Hotel has nothing to do with the event at the Greenville Convention Center this weekend.

NCFIRE obtained this information from the Mexican Consulate in Raleigh, NC when we called inquiring about the event they had posted on their event calendar: http://portal.sre.gob.mx/raleigh/index.php?option=displaypage&Itemid=105&op=page&SubMenu= .

NCFIRE regrets the information that we passed along in our previous email and we request that our members please stop calling the Greenville Hilton Hotel.

— James Johnson

The mobile Mexican Consulate is coming to the Greenville NC Convention Center this Saturday AND Sunday (18th and 19th) to sell Mexican matricula consular ID cards and Mexican passports to “UNDOCUMENTED IMMIGRANTS” in the area. They will also be REGISTERING PEOPLE TO VOTE! The Mexican Consulate has leased space in the TAXPAYER FUNDED Convention Center for 2 days because of the large number of illegal aliens they expect to show up. Why is a foreign national government handling their affairs on North Carolina taxpayer property?

The center is located at 303 Greenville Blvd., Greenville, NC. Their phone number is: (252) 321-7671. Here is the Greenville Convention Center calendar which shows the event: http://www.gcccalendar.com/month.php

The local Hilton Hotel is sponsoring the event and Tom Glennon is the CEO of the hotel. His contact info is: (252) 355-5000. **Call Mr. Glennon and ask him why he is aiding and abetting illegal aliens by sponsoring this event on local taxpayer property?

Talking Points

1. No foreign governments should be using U.S./NC taxpayer property for the purpose of selling ID cards to those illegally present in OUR country.
2. Legally present foreign nationals have a passport from their home country and a U.S. VISA. Nothing less.
3. Continuing to “aid and abet” ILLEGAL ALIENS is VERY costly to taxpayers. Schooling, medical, housing, interpreters, legal representation, etc.
4. Insist that your elected officials represent legal citizens and their interests. We are the voting constituents.
5. Border enforcement; first, foremost, and only. No AMNESTY, aiding or abetting is acceptable.

Contact List Below…please be the polite and respectful Americans that we pride ourselves on.

1. Contact: Congressman Walter Jones at the phone numbers below and ask him to continue his support of immigration enforcement in North Carolina.

Greenville N.C. Office:
Congressman Walter Jones
1105-C Corporate Drive
Greenville, NC 27858-4211
Phone: 252-931-1003 or toll-free (in N.C. only) 800-351-1697
Fax: 252-931-1002

Washington, DC Office:
Congressman Walter Jones
2333 Rayburn House Office Building
Washington DC 20515
Phone: 202-225-3415
Fax: 202-225-3286

2. Contact the Greenville City Council:

E-mail these members at the following link:

Mayor Patricia C. (Pat) Dunn
1103 Ragsdale Road
Greenville, NC 27858
Telephone: 252-758-1692
pdunn2@suddenlink.net

Mayor Pro-Tem Bryant Kittrell
PO Box 7207
Greenville, NC 27835
Telephone: 252-355-0088
bryantkittrell@kittrellandarmstrong.com

Council Member Kandie Smith
PO Box 7207
Greenville, NC 27835
Telephone: 252-565-4617
ksmith@greenvillenc.gov

Council Member Rose H. Glover
2115 South Village Drive
Greenville, NC 27834
Telephone: 252-752-1113
rglover50@suddenlink.net

Council Member Marion Blackburn
PO Box 7207
200 West Fifth Street
Greenville, NC 27835
Telephone: 252-931-0728
info@MarionBlackburn.com

Council Member Calvin Mercer
PO Box 7207
Greenville, NC 27835
Telephone: 252-551-9189
mercerc99@yahoo.com

Council Member Max Joyner, Jr.
105 East Arlington Boulevard
Greenville, NC 27858
Telephone: 252-756-8300
mjoyner@clementins.com

3. Contact the Pitt County Commissioners:

http://www.pittcountync.gov/bcc/apps/members/

Kimberly W. Hines, Clerk to the Board
Pitt County Office Building
1717 W. 5th Street
Greenville, NC 27834
252.902.2950
252.830.6311 (Fax)

Information Courtesy of –

James Johnson
President-NCFIRE
North Carolinians For Immigration Reform and Enforcement
www.NCFIRE.info
www.Facebook.com/NCFIRE

DREAM Act not hopeless … yet

December 10th, 2010 by NC Tea Party Staff Categories: Hot Topics, Immigration No Responses

According to James Johnson, President/Co-Founder of NCFIRE (North Carolinians For Immigration Reform and Enforcement), the DREAM Act is 4-5 votes away from being passed in the Senate. He shared a list of 20 Senators that could be persuaded to vote against it through phone calls from citizens:

ALASKA
Murkowski (R) : (202) 224-6665

FLORIDA
LeMieux (R) : (202) 224-3041

INDIANA
Lugar (R) : (202) 224-4814

KANSAS
Brownback (R) : (202) 224-6521

LOUISIANA
Landrieu (D) : (202) 224-5824

MASSACHUSETTS
Brown (R) : (202) 224-2315

MICHIGAN
Stabenow (D) : (202) 224-4822

MAINE
Collins (R) – (202) 224-2523
Snowe (R) – (202) 224-5344

MISSOURI
McCaskill (D) – (202) 224-6154

NEW HAMPSHIRE
Gregg (R) – (202) 224-3324

NORTH CAROLINA
Hagan (D): (202) 224-6342

OHIO
Voinovich (R) – (202) 224-3353

SOUTH CAROLINA
Graham (R) – (202) 224-5972

TEXAS
Hutchison (R) – (202) 224-5922

UTAH
Bennett (R) – (202) 224-5444
Hatch (R) – (202) 224-5251

VIRGINIA
Warner (D): (202) 224-2023
Webb (D): (202) 224-4024

WEST VIRGINIA
Manchin (D): (202) 224-3954

Call-in Script: “Hi I am calling to ask that Senator _______ vote against the DREAM Act.”

“Right now, a swarm of hysterical, angry, and misinformed people are hounding and threatening them. Please join the fact-based, composed, and patriotic rejoinder to the pro-illegal noise machine. Our nation’s economy, our national security, and our integrity will be the better for it.” – James Johnson

E Pluribus Unum: Out of Many, One

August 9th, 2010 by Morphius Categories: Hot Topics, Immigration No Responses

E Pluribus Unum
At midnight of July 29, 2010, the new Arizona Immigration Law went into effect, sending many of the bill’s opposition into the streets, in protest. Though many of the main, heavy handed policies scheduled to go into effect were blocked by an Arizona judge, the opposition is not counting it a victory. It has been estimated that over 100,000 illegals and even Arizona residents have picked up and left Arizona when the legislation was introduced. It is also estimated that another 460,000 are in the process of relocating since the bill’s passage. The immigration bill has already had its desired effect in its intent:

Intent

The legislature finds that there is a compelling interest in the cooperative enforcement of federal immigration laws throughout all of Arizona. The legislature declares that the intent of this act is to make attrition through enforcement the public policy of all state and local government agencies in Arizona. The provisions of this act are intended to work together to discourage and deter the unlawful entry and presence of aliens and economic activity by persons unlawfully present in the United States.

The Law

You have heard it said that Arizona is merely, enforcing a law already in effect. This statement is correct. In Title 8 Chapter 5, Aliens and Nationality, of the U.S. Code of Federal Regulations states the limits and what is permissive for States to enforce. However, the U.S. Code only limits enforcement to apprehension and does not mention anything on deterrence. Arizona is expanding this law in lieu of a state crisis, pitted in increasing violent crime on the border and millions of dollars going to public services, used by illegals prevalently. Has the U.S. Congress had a chance to revise and/or repeal any of these codes since the introduction of the Arizona Immigration Law, to maybe, provide a stance of illegal immigration deterrence, so Arizona would not have to act alone? Yes.

In January 2010, Congress revisited the U.S. Code, according to policy; January was the same month the Arizona Immigration Law was being introduced in the Arizona Senate. Prior to this, active measures, such as immigration sweeps, were being conducted. Again, where was the Fed? Was the U.S. Code another Congress-approved piece of paper “finger drilled” without being read? I am starting to believe it is this Administration’s policy to not read anything that comes across its desk. If Congress and the President wanted to block the Arizona law, this could have been done if someone who actually cared about their job revised and/or repealed anything in Title 8. It is only the law of the land, right? If it is the law, then why is the Fed taking it to court? The lawsuit claims that Arizona has overstepped its bounds and the law could result in racial profiling. The Arizona Immigration Law says that, “A law enforcement officer, without a warrant, may arrest a person IF the officer has probable cause to believe the person has committed any public offense that makes the person removable from the U.S.” Furthermore, Subsection I of the Arizona Immigration Law says that peace officers can be held liable for civil rights violations, if they acted on bad faith. However, that is being mitigated already by Arizona law enforcement agencies, requiring all of its peace officers to undergo training in how to uphold the law without losing the public trust. The video Arizona law enforcement are required to view is at this website: http://agency.azpost.gov/video/index.html. I encourage you all to, not only view this video, but read the U.S. Code of Regulations on Aliens and Nationality and the Immigration and Nationality Act, if you desire to affirm your belief in this new law.

Its Effects

Now that we know that Arizona is in full compliance with Federal law (more so than the Fed), how much are the illegal immigrants costing Arizona in public services meant for legal residents? Check out the charts below, to see how much Arizona would be saving, according to azcentral.com:

With the U.S. already hard on economic times, Arizona could use the savings in health care and education, depicted above.

The Decision

On July 28, 2010, Judge Bolton blocked many of the effective measures implementing the state law. These are the provisions blocked and the reasons why, provided by foxnews.com:

  1. Requiring verification of immigration status: Requiring that an officer make a reasonable attempt to determine the immigration status of a person stopped, detained or arrested if there is a reasonable suspicion that the person is unlawfully present in the United States, and requiring verification of the immigration status of any person arrested prior to releasing that person.

Reasoning: Pre-empted by federal law because it creates an additional burden on the federal government by increasing the number of immigration-verification requests to the federal government.

2. Failure to carry immigration papers: Creating a crime for the failure to apply for or carry alien registration         papers.

Reasoning: Pre-empted as an impermissible attempt to create its own state immigration scheme by altering   the penalties established by Congress under the federal registration scheme.

3. Illegal for an illegal to solicit work: Creating a crime for an unauthorized alien to solicit, apply for or perform work.

Reasoning: Pre-empted because there is a comprehensive federal scheme regulating employment of illegal immigrants.

4. Warrantless arrest for potentially removable alien:  Authorizing the warrantless arrest of a person where there is probable cause to believe the person has committed a public offense that makes the person removable from the United States.

Reasoning: Pre-empted because determining whether a specific offense makes an alien removable is a tough decision and there is “a substantial likelihood that officers will wrongfully arrest legal resident aliens,” thus impermissibly burdening legal aliens (and only the federal government can impose such burdens)

Identification in Everyday Life

To personalize this new law for every one of us, let us look at our daily life: How many times do we have to show identification to get what we want? When we go to the movie theater, Sam’s Club, purchase alcohol or a fire arm, and even when we get pulled over by police. It is apart of being a citizen here in the United States. If you are in full compliance with the law, then there should be no problem with cooperating with law enforcement. My wife is an immigrant and she carries her required documentation everywhere she goes, because that is what she is supposed to do! Is the Fed saying that I could have transported my wife to Mexico and entered the U.S. illegally, without repercussions? Man that would have saved me over $1500 and six inches of paper work, if I knew the Fed was that permissive on immigration.

The Juice is Worth the Squeeze

I would have never have chose that route anyway. I am proud to be an American. I want my wife to feel the same way about this country as I do; that the pain is worth the reward; to realize that nothing is handed to you and you work for who and what you care about; and to be called “American,” knowing that centuries of struggles and prosperity have made that title an honor to bear.

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By Christopher Corbett
Christopher is a devoted husband and father of a three year old son with a daughter on the way. He is 27 years old and currently serving in the United States Army as a Chaplain Assistant, and have been serving since August 2001.
THANK YOU, Christopher, for your dedication to our country!

References:
http://www.uscis.gov/portal/site/uscis/menuitem.f6da51a2342135be7e9d7a10e0dc91a0/?vgnextoid=fa7e539dc4bed010VgnVCM1000000ecd190aRCRD&vgnextchannel=fa7e539dc4bed010VgnVCM1000000ecd190aRCRD&CH=act
http://www.azcentral.com/news/articles/2010/05/09/20100509immigration-law-timeline.html
http://www.azleg.gov/legtext/49leg/2r/bills/sb1070s.pdf
http://www.access.gpo.gov/nara/cfr/waisidx_10/8cfrv1_10.html
http://agency.azpost.gov/video/index.html
http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2010/07/28/quick-analysis-arizona-immigration-law-ruling/