ACTION ALERT – THIS IS A MUST READ – WE MUST CONTINUE TO FIGHT THE LAWLESS GROUP, CASA DE MARYLAND AS THEY CONTINUE TO USE PROPAGANDA TO ASSERT IT’S DESIRE FOR AMNESTY.
Subject: Help Save Maryland – CASA of Maryland Hubris Reaches New Heights
CASA CANDIDATE SURVEY – CASTRO, CHAVEZ AND AHMADINEJAD MUST BE PROUD
CASA of Maryland head Gustavo Torres has for years been busy spreading his Hispanic ethnic centric, hate-filled message of lawlessness, Amnesty for illegal aliens and anti-Americanism across our state.
These activities have had the full backing of Governor Martin O’Malley (D), MoCo Exec Ike Leggett (D), PG County Exec Jack Johnson (D), Senators Cardin (D) and Mikulski (D), Congressman Van Hollen (D) and Hoyer (D) and effectively the entire MoCo and PG County delegations (D) to Annapolis. Even Venezuelan Thug Leader Hugo Chavez (D for Dictator) has funded the CASA festivities. In recent days Torres has even been invited to the White House to personally spread his vile message.
Gustavo, the self anointed "Latino and Immigrant" leader, has a new message for the citizens of Maryland. It comes in the form of a "CASA in Action" 2010 Candidate Questionnaire. Recently sent out to all running for office in MC, PG, Balt City and County, it projects the same hate-filled, anti-citizen nonsense that we have come to expect from CASA and their ilk.
The survey is "required" to be filled out in Spanish and English. It effectively demands obedience from candidates on "issues of importance" to Hispanic illegal aliens – Amnesty, free schools, free medical, free housing, mandatory rent control, etc. It rants about the need to curb Police abuse (they must be talking about MoCo Police Chief Tom Manger) and the need for yet more school spending for Latino illegal alien students (we already spend about $13K per student).
It even has a question about pedestrian safety improvements because Hispanic illegal aliens have not figured out how to cross the street without Gustavo’s taxpayer funded assistance.
Question 10 is fun because its a self-serving question on providing more funds for "non-profits" like CASA of Maryland, so they can spread even more of this disinformation, lies and lawlessness. Question 11 tries to take a shot at Arizona’s new law to help improve citizen public safety as it pressures candidates to support "undocumented immigrants". Gustavo knows that once the AZ law is implemented his mule train of illegals coming to MD via Arizona will dry up dramatically.
It also challenges the public will to make English the official language of Maryland, and tries to push for federal programs such as Medicaid to be made MORE accessible to Hispanic illegal aliens.
But there is more! It demands answers on how candidates are going to "Improve the well being of the immigrant communities and reduce discrimination", questions local police enforcement of federal immigration laws (CASA is violently opposed to the Federal 287g program in Frederick and the Federal Secure Communities program used in a growing number of MD counties).
It ends with yet another push for In-State Tuition for Hispanic illegal alien students and a rebirth of Drivers Licenses for Hispanic illegal aliens despite licenses being removed by O’Malley in 2009.
"In short, immigration is the primary civil rights issue for all Latinos", boasts Gustavo as only Gustavo can!
There is no question in my mind that CASA of Maryland is a growing cancer in our state. It needs heavy and sustained doses of citizen attention and outrage to stop all state and county taxpayer funding and political support. Stop the hate of our Country, our English language and our laws!
See the survey for yourself at http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/CasaInAction
Fill in the answer boxes with any gibberish and it will allow you to go to the next page.
Brad Botwin, Director, Help Save Maryland 240-447-1884
REPORT TACKLES IMPACT OF ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS
Good article on the trash-worthy League of Women Voters immigration study. Its so poorly researched and written its comical.
Posted: 7:16 pm Thu, July 8, 2010
A letter to the editor in a local newspaper charging that illegal immigrants took jobs from local citizens and burdened county taxpayers with the cost of their education, health care and social services spurred Anne Nelson to action.
Nelson, co-president of the Anne Arundel County League of Women Voters, formed a committee in the league to get to the bottom of these often-heard charges.
In May, that committee released its report on the impact of immigration on Anne Arundel County. The report adds the league’s voice to a topic that, in the Maryland Legislature, has resulted in contentious fights over driver’s licenses, in-state tuition and worker’s compensation to illegal immigrants.
Myrna Siegel, Nelson’s co-president of the Anne Arundel County League of Women Voters and a member of the committee, said the national League of Women Voters has a policy on immigration that the local leagues helped to formulate. The county league followed its precepts but incorporated measures that were specific to Anne Arundel County.
“We don’t have a lot of projects like this,” Siegel said of the report. “But we felt it was important to do it.”
According to the report, the League of Women Voters supports a path toward citizenship for illegal immigrants and does not advocate deporting those who are not criminals.
As the league report notes, few issues in the debate over immigration reform are as controversial as the fiscal impact of illegals in the communities in which they live. The Anne Arundel County League of Women Voters’ report came to the following conclusions:
- Illegal immigrants are not a threat to the local labor force since they take the less desirable, lower-paying jobs. Most are paid minimum wage and they do not get benefits.
(bullet) Illegal immigrants have opened a number of new businesses that benefit the local economy.
- Illegal immigrants pay their share of taxes in the form of property, auto, sales, tobacco, alcohol and utility taxes. The report found that they “are not heavily subsidized by the native-born population.”
Groups such as Help Save Maryland, which opposes illegal immigration and want stricter enforcement of immigration laws, say the league conclusions are bogus.
Except for public education, which federal law mandates must be available to all regardless of immigration status, most county services are only available to legal immigrants. The county spends over half its $1.2 billion budget on education.
In fact, Nelson said, illegal immigrants in Anne Arundel County “don’t apply for the benefits that are available to them. They’re afraid. They don’t want to draw attention to themselves.”
While the report surveyed both legal and illegal immigrants, its recommendations for an “action plan” mainly address the conditions of the latter group.
The plan calls for a path to citizenship; humane treatment by local and county police in apprehending and investigating immigrants; enlisting Spanish-speaking adults as mentors for immigrants; access to low-income housing, health care and welfare services; enlarging and actively promoting the participation of middle school students in after-school and summer activities.
The plan recommends in-county resident tuition at Anne Arundel County Community College for any graduate of an Anne Arundel County high school who meets the admission requirements. Also, the plan calls for a Council for Immigrant Services, with public agencies and private businesses, to reinforce the report’s recommendations.
The league report focused on Hispanics/Latinos, the largest group of foreign-born residents in both Anne Arundel County and Annapolis. Citing census figures from 2006-2008, the report stated that Hispanics and Latinos account for 4.2% (21,522) of the county’s population of 512,429 and 11.6% (3,965) of Annapolis’ population of 34,181.
The report did not specify the number of illegal versus illegal immigrants. However, it did note that Anne Arundel County and Annapolis are magnets for Hispanic/Latino immigrants because of the many job opportunities in the area, especially in local hospitals, health care facilities and the tourism industry.
According to the report, the number of Hispanic/Latino residents in Maryland is estimated at 6.3 percent (353,956) of the state’s population of 5.6 million. Some idea of how many are illegal aliens might be gleaned from two recent studies.
A 2005 study estimated that approximately 250,000 were “unauthorized” Hispanic migrants. Another study, in 2007, put the number of illegal aliens at 268,000. Both of these studies are cited in the 2008 Department of Legislative Services report to the General Assembly on “International Immigration: Impact on Maryland Communities”
The 2009 report of the Maryland Council for New Americans, created by Gov. Martin O’Malley, concluded that “the economy as a whole gains from immigration.”
Not everyone shares that belief.
“I dispute [the league] report that illegal aliens pay taxes. That’s bogus,” said Brad Botwin, founder and director of Help Save Maryland, a nonpartisan group that claims 2,000 members statewide.
Help Save Maryland is affiliated with the national Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR), which has been conducting a state-by-state analysis of illegal aliens in the country. FAIR’s 2009 report for Maryland figures the estimated 250,000 illegals — 11th highest among the states — cost Maryland $1.4 billion per year for education, medical care and incarceration.
Botwin says Anne Arundel County spends $126 million per year on these items.
FAIR notes that Maryland is a particularly attractive destination for illegal aliens because of its driver’s license policies and locally sanctioned hiring sites for day laborers.
“Maryland has become a sanctuary,” said Botwin, who is opposed to amnesty.
Since the league released its own report, it has sought to implement the recommendations dealing with children. The league is working with the Anne Arundel County Board of Education on its after-school programs, and with the local police on their Boys’ and Girls’ Clubs.
Nelson said that the league will use the report to advocate for changes in Annapolis city and Anne Arundel County governments, and in the state through the county’s legislators in the upcoming General Assembly session.
“Generally, our lobbying has been sporadic and not well-organized,” said Nelson. “In this case, we have formed a committee” to share the findings with lawmakers.
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