Help Save Maryland – HSM TOWN HALL THURSDAY MAY 20; OBAMA BLASTS AZ – PRESIDENT IS A SELLOUT AND TRAITOR TO THE AMERICAN PEOPLE


PRESIDENT BARRACK HUSSEIN OBAMA IS A TRAITOR TO THE AMERICAN PEOPLE AND A SELLOUT TO THE UNITED STATES CONSTITUTION. OBAMA KISSES ASS WITH MEXICAN PRESIDENT CALDERON AND SELLS OUT THE LEGAL AMERICAN CITIZEN.
Subject: Help Save Maryland – HSM TOWN HALL THURSDAY MAY 20; OBAMA BLASTS AZ

GUESS WHO IS AGAIN BAD-MOUTHING THE CITIZENS OF ARIZONA AND ALL LAW-ABIDING AMERICANS? THIS TIME WITH HELP FROM THIRD WORLD LEADER, FELIPE CALDERON OF MEXICO. CALDERON AND HIS ILLEGAL ALIEN COMPATRIOTS HAVE CLEARLY OVERSTAYED THEIR VISIT TO OUR NATION.

NEIGHBORS SUCH AS CALDERON HIGHLIGHT THE NEED FOR THE UNITED STATES TO INSTALL A DOUBLE LAYER SECURITY FENCE ACROSS THE ENTIRE SOUTHERN BORDER.

Obama, Calderon Blast Arizona Immigration Law During White House Visit

President Obama and Mexican President Felipe Calderon joined hands Wednesday in blasting Arizona’s controversial immigration law, with Obama calling the legislation a “misdirected effort” after Calderon slammed it as discriminatory.

President Obama and Mexican President Felipe Calderon joined hands Wednesday in blasting Arizona’s controversial immigration law, with Obama calling the legislation a “misdirected effort” after Calderon slammed it as discriminatory.

Obama, speaking next to Calderon during Wednesday’s state visit, called the the tough immigration law a “misdirected expression of frustration over our broken immigration system.”

“We’re examining any implications especially for civil rights because in the United States of America, no law abiding person — be they an American citizen, illegal immigrant, or a visitor or tourist from Mexico — should ever be subject to suspicion simply because of what they look like.”

Obama said he has directed the Justice Department to review the law and said he expects to receive a final report soon.

Arizona’s law, which takes effect in July, will make it a crime under state law to be in the U.S. illegally

At the start of Wednesday’s White House visit, Calderon said the law discriminated against Mexicans and called for the two countries to work together to develop an immigration policy that did not force people to live in the shadows “with such laws as the Arizona law, which is forcing our people to face discrimination.”

Calderon, whose remarks were translated from Spanish, said “We can do so if we create a safer border — a border that will unite us instead of dividing us.

“We can do so with a community that will promote a dignified life in an orderly way for both our countries, who are some of them still living here in the shadows,” he said. “If we are divided we cannot overcome these problems. We can only do this if we actually face our mutual problems.”

Obama also stressed that he and Calderon had directed their governments to make the U.S.-Mexican border more secure and efficient.

Sprinkling in a bit of Spanish, Obama went to great lengths to greet Calderon, who is fighting an escalating, bloody battle against drug cartels in his country and facing pressure to get results on immigration reform. Around the White House grounds, Mexican and U.S. flags waved together, while cheering school children and military in their finest dress uniforms gathered on the South Lawn to embrace the pageantry.

“Illegal immigration is down, not up,” Obama said, “And we will continue to do whatever is necessary to secure our shared border.”

“Today I want every American to know my administration has devoted unprecedented resources in personnel and technology to securing our border,” he added.

HELP SAVE MARYLAND TOWN HALL MEETING

Understanding the Impact of Illegal Immigration on the
States of Maryland and Arizona

Unemployment, Wasted Tax Dollars, Crime, Amnesty, CASA de Maryland

WHAT EVERY MARYLAND CITIZEN NEEDS TO KNOW!

THURSDAY, MAY 20, 2010
7:00PM – 9:00PM

THOMAS S. WOOTTON HIGH SCHOOL
CAFETERIA
2100 WOOTTON PARKWAY
ROCKVILLE, MD 20850

Brad Botwin, Moderator
Director, Help Save Maryland – www.helpsavemaryland.com

Panelists

Roy Beck, President, NumbersUSA – www.numbersusa.com
Impact of Illegal Immigration on our Population, the School System, and Environment
Update on Arizona law and how citizens can fight the open borders, illegal alien supporters

Leah Durant, Executive Director Progressives for Immigration Reform – www.pfirdc.org
Illegal Immigration – Impact on Labor and Economics

Michael Hethmon, General Counsel, Immigration Reform Law Institute www.irli.org
Why the new Arizona law is Constitutional and how Maryland is actually helping the cause.

Help Save Maryland
Update on Annapolis, CASA de Maryland activities promoting civil unrest, MD County cost breakdowns regarding illegal immigration

Citizens, Press and Media welcome

For more information contact: Brad Botwin, bb67chev or 240-447-1884

HERE IS AN EXCELLENT EXAMPLE OF WHY ENFORCEMENT OF THE LAW ACTUALLY WORKS. CAN YOU IMAGINE IF THE SEIU, THE UNION OF CHOICE FOR ILLEGAL ALIENS, WAS FORCED TO USE THE FEDERAL E-VERIFY PROGRAM TO SCREEN ALL ITS MEMBERS! WOULD THERE BE ANY DUES PAYING MEMBERS LEFT ??

Hundreds of Union Janitors Fired Under Pressure From Feds

Friday 07 May 2010
by: David Bacon, t r u t h o u t | Op-Ed

(Photo: © David Bacon)
San Francisco, California – Federal immigration authorities have pressured one of San Francisco’s major building service companies, ABM, into firing hundreds of its own workers. Some 475 janitors have been told that unless they can show legal immigration status, they will lose their jobs in the near future.

ABM has been a union company for decades, and many of the workers have been there for years. “They’ve been working in the buildings downtown for 15, 20, some as many as 27 years,” said Olga Miranda, president of Service Employees Local 87. “They’ve built homes. They’ve provided for their families. They’ve sent their kids to college. They’re not new workers. They didn’t just get here a year ago.”

Nevertheless, the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) division of the Department of Homeland Security has told ABM that they have flagged the personnel records of those workers. Weeks ago, ICE agents sifted through Social Security records and the I-9 immigration forms all workers have to fill out when they apply for jobs. They then told ABM that the company had to fire 475 workers who were accused of lacking legal immigration status.

ABM is one of the largest building service companies in the country, and it appears that union janitorial companies are the targets of the Obama administration’s immigration enforcement program. “Homeland Security is going after employers that are union,” Miranda charged. “They’re going after employers that give benefits and are paying above the average.”

Last October, 1,200 janitors working for ABM were fired in similar circumstances in Minneapolis. In November, over 100 janitors working for Seattle Building Maintenance lost their jobs. Minneapolis janitors belong to SEIU Local 26, Seattle janitors to Local 6 and San Francisco janitors to Local 87.

President Obama said sanctions enforcement targets employers “who are using illegal workers in order to drive down wages – and oftentimes mistreat those workers.” An ICE Worksite Enforcement Advisory claimed, “unscrupulous employers are likely to pay illegal workers substandard wages or force them to endure intolerable working conditions.”

Curing intolerable conditions by firing or deporting workers who endure them doesn’t help the workers or change the conditions, however. And despite Obama’s contention that sanctions enforcement will punish those employers who exploit immigrants, employers are rewarded for cooperating with ICE by being immunized from prosecution. Javier Murillo, president of SEIU Local 26, said, “The promise made during the audit is that if the company cooperates and complies, they won’t be fined. So this kind of enforcement really only hurts workers.”

ICE Director John Morton said the agency is auditing the records of 1,654 companies nationwide. “What kind of economic recovery goes with firing thousands of workers?” Miranda asked. “Why don’t they target employers who are not paying taxes, who are not obeying safety or labor laws?”

The San Francisco janitors are now faced with an agonizing dilemma. Should they turn themselves in to Homeland Security, which might charge them with providing a bad Social Security number to their employer, and even hold them for deportation? For workers with families, homes and deep roots in a community, it’s not possible to just walk away and disappear. “I have a lot of members who are single mothers whose children were born here,” Miranda said. “I have a member whose child has leukemia. What are they supposed to do? Leave their children here and go back to Mexico and wait? And wait for what?”

Miranda’s question reflects not just the dilemma facing individual workers, but of 12 million undocumented people living in the United States. Since 2005, successive congress members, senators and administrations have dangled the prospect of gaining legal status in front of those who lack it. In exchange, their various schemes for immigration reform have proposed huge new guest worker programs, and a big increase in exactly the kind of enforcement now directed at 475 San Francisco janitors.

While the potential criminalization of undocumented people in Arizona continues to draw headlines, the actual punishment of workers because of their immigration status has become an increasingly bitter fact of life across the country.

President Obama, condemning Arizona’s law that would make being undocumented a state crime, said it would “undermine basic notions of fairness that we cherish as Americans.” But then he announced his support for legislation with guest worker programs and increased enforcement.

The country is no closer to legalization of the undocumented than it was ten years ago. But the enforcement provisions of the comprehensive immigration reform bills debated in Congress over the last five years have already been implemented on the ground. The Bush administration conducted a high-profile series of raids in which it sent heavily-armed agents into meatpacking plants and factories, held workers for deportation and sent hundreds to federal prison for using bad Social Security numbers.

After Barack Obama was elected president, immigration authorities said they’d follow a softer policy, using an electronic system to find undocumented people in workplaces. People working with bad Social Security numbers would be fired.

Ironically the Bush administration proposed a regulation that would have required employers to fire any worker who provided an employer with a Social Security number that didn’t match the SSA database. That regulation was then stopped in court by unions, the ACLU and the National Immigration Law Center. The Obama administration, however, is implementing what amounts to the same requirement, with the same consequence of thousands of fired workers.

Union leaders like Miranda see a conflict between the rhetoric used by the president and other Washington, DC, politicians and lobbyists in condemning the Arizona law, and the immigration proposals they make in Congress. “There’s a huge contradiction here,” she said. “You can’t tell one state that what they’re doing is criminalizing people, and at the same time go after employers paying more than a living wage and the workers who have fought for that wage.”

Renee Saucedo, attorney for La Raza Centro Legal and former director of the San Francisco Day Labor Program, is even more critical. “Those bills in Congress, which are presented as ones that will help some people get legal status, will actually make things much worse,” she charged. “We’ll see many more firings like the janitors here, and more punishments for people who are just working and trying to support their families.”

Increasingly, however, the Washington proposals have even less promise of legalization, and more emphasis on punishment. The newest Democratic Party scheme virtually abandons the legalization program promised by the “bipartisan” Schumer/Graham proposal, saying that heavy enforcement at the border and in the workplace must come before any consideration of giving 12 million people legal status.

“We have to look at the whole picture,” Saucedo urged. “So long as we have trade agreements like NAFTA that create poverty in countries like Mexico, people will continue to come here, no matter how many walls we build. Instead of turning people into guest workers, as these bills in Washington would do, while firing and even jailing those who don’t have papers, we need to help people get legal status, and repeal the laws that are making work a crime.”

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