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PoliCon
07-29-2010, 03:18 PM
SEIU to Illegal Immigrants: Republicans Will Round You Up Like the Nazis and Put You in Internment Camps
by Liberty Chick

Thursday morning at 12:01 a.m. local time, Arizona’s well publicized anti-illegal-immigration law will finally go into effect. Or at least parts of it will. U.S. District Judge Susan Bolton ruled today to block several provisions of the law that some consider controversial (even though these mimic federal law). However, the judge has allowed the remainder of the law to move forward as planned while the case is being litigated. This includes allowing the state of Arizona to stop rogue state officials from implementing “sanctuary city” policies, and allowing the state to pursue civil lawsuits over sanctuary cities. In addition, Arizona will still be permitted to implement the portion of the law that makes it a crime to pick up day laborers, an issue that law enforcement and officials say has become a major problem in the state.

While yesterday’s ruling is being praised by opponents of the law, it won’t stop their protests, it will prolong them. For years. In fact, hordes of angry protesters are scheduled to descend upon the state first thing Thursday morning. And the propaganda machine on the left continues to run at full speed, cranking out intentionally misleading statements, disinformation, and outright lies. We’ve watched the boycotts. We’ve watched as the protests have erupted into hate events, directed not from the right against illegal immigrants as the left portrays them, but from the left and illegal immigrants against peaceful people on the right (and many in the center!).

Meanwhile, as the left continues their manufactured barrage of anger at Andrew Breitbart for supposedly taking things out of context in the Shirley Sherrod story, they fabricate their own version of context propaganda on video in examples like this one from the SEIU:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NlY01b1RHm0
The video’s description reads in part:

“This means that while the law will still take effect on July 29th, police will NOT be able to use racial profiling to inquire into a person’s immigration status. But SB1070 doesn’t stop with racial profiling. Further militarizing the border with land mines and machine guns, and shutting off utilities are all policy “solutions” that extreme politicians are considering. If we don’t stand up, these types of extreme laws may come to your state. Watch this video to see the type of America that Republicans want to create for us.”

The video then proceeds with one of the most irresponsible pieces of manufactured propaganda that I’ve seen in some time. Here’s the script that SEIU is feeding to illegal immigrants and to uninformed sympathizers on the left who are unable to think or to read the law for themselves.

As seen in this video a frame at a time,

If they [the Republicans] get everything they want, here’s what it’ll look like.

First they’ll cut the power.

Then they’ll round them up.

They’ll build a wall. (Video cuts to clips of Nazi Germany building the Berlin Wall)

They’ll turn our border into a war zone and mine field. (Video cuts to clips of bombs exploding)

And then, finally, they’ll intern undocumented workers in camps – or tent cities.

Haven’t we seen this before? (Video cuts to old video and edited news footage depicting interned Japanese after Pearl Harbor)

These bad ideas are coming to a state near you.

It doesn’t have to be this way.

This is disgusting.

Let’s pause for a moment. Consider the importance of context with as much emphasis as was placed on it with respect to the Sherrod story. Also consider the significance of some of the historical events that are depicted in the video alongside said “context”, and how drastically such history has been degraded by the insinuation that this is the case today. Lastly, think about the portrayal of the images and of the information in the video – much like the insurance companies were chided by the left during the health care debate for cooking up “fishy information”, the SEIU projects a blatantly false portrayal of what the Arizona law really represents.

Where is the Reality Check from Linda Douglass in the White House today? Where is the government snitch program through flag@whitehouse.gov? Where is Media Matters for America on this one?

As if this video wasn’t enough to demonstrate the irresponsible nature of the SEIU’s “information” distribution, there is also this gem the SEIU has been peddling.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d6MF2CcHxro

“A Nation of Immigrants”, “The Story of Immigration is the Story of America.” Well, surprisingly for the SEIU, those are actually correct statements. Unfortunately, the context around the information in the video is not. You see, the SEIU intentionally misleads viewers of the video by omitting any reference of the word “illegal” or anything like it. The video attempts to convince the viewer that those who oppose the left’s plan for “comprehensive immigration reform,” which includes amnesty for all illegals in the country, oppose immigration. This is simply not the case. The SEIU and so many others on the left, including much of the liberal media, have repeatedly positioned the argument in this fashion, all the while portraying good Americans as “racist” and “full of hate”.

Let me refer to some of my own background for a moment to provide a little “context” for our friends on the left.

I have an interesting family history. My great-grandparents immigrated to the US in the early 1900’s from Syria and Lebanon. They waited years to become citizens; my great-grandmother, with whom I was close as a child, used to tell me their stories. My great-grandfather and his brother had to make several trips back and forth between Lebanon and the US over a period of many years before they finally made their way through Ellis Island for the last time. It took years to get all of their family members all over here in the US, back together again as one family. Perhaps that appreciation for family is what keeps us meeting for family reunions every year, still to this very day.

On the other side, I also have my stepfather’s family history. My mother was remarried when I was about 12 years old. My stepfather’s parents immigrated here from Iran, as did several others from his family. His father was a high-level decorated officer in the Iranian military. His mother was a Polish citizen who was eventually removed from Poland and sent to a labor camp in Iran after the Nazis murdered her first husband, leaving her alone with a small child, my stepfather’s oldest sister. My stepfather’s parents met while his father was guarding the labor camp where his mother and sister were interned. When his sister became gravely ill and the camp had no penicillin to save her life, it was his Iranian father who went to extremes to obtain penicillin, which was like gold at that time. He rode great distances by horse to retrieve the medicine and bring it into the camp and save that child’s life. Years later, the two married, and his father made his way to the US to make a home for them embraced by the freedom of our country. She joined him here years later, and they’d had several more children, including my stepfather.

Despite their dire situations, their hardships, and their lack of financial means, all of my family members came into this country legally. They all went through painstaking efforts to earn that entry. They all loved this country immensely and often voiced this appreciation aloud. I could tell story after story about my family members’ journeys, and about their lives as legal US citizens. I summarize this background merely to demonstrate that there is a difference between those who are here illegally, and those who played by the rules and patiently made their way here legally. It is an insult to all of the legal immigrants in this great country to act as though the rules don’t matter and should simply be tossed away. It would hurt my great-grandparents and my step-grandparents to see the propaganda and hear the false rhetoric of the left on this issue.

As Americans, we all recognize that immigration is a difficult and complex issue that has no simple solution. But before we can really address a realistic solution of any sort, the propaganda and the race-baiting and immigrant-baiting must stop. Insincere and irresponsible videos such as these only harm the debate, and create unnecessary conflict and fear in communities where it need not exist. These policies of fear are not at all the policies that the other side has been proposing.

It’s all about the context.

Yes, we are a nation of immigrants. And my own family is very proud of their legal immigration to the US. If only all of our great-grandparents were still alive today – if others were anything like mine were, I think we’d see a tremendous amount of respect, dignity and sincerity brought to this debate. Most importantly, I know they’d have brought plenty of honesty. And that’s something I haven’t seen a lot of in the agit-prop coming from the likes of the SEIU. I know my great-grandparents would have been ashamed to see such treachery.

http://biggovernment.com/libertychick/2010/07/29/seiu-to-illegal-immigrants-republicans-will-round-you-up-like-the-nazis-and-put-you-in-internment-camps/

PoliCon
07-29-2010, 03:21 PM
Thursday, July 29, 2010

Support for the building of a fence along the Mexican border has reached a new high, and voters are more confident than ever that illegal immigration can be stopped.

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 68% of U.S. voters now believe the United States should continue to build a fence on the Mexican border. That’s up nine points from March when the Obama administration halted funding for the fence and the highest level of support ever.

Just 21% oppose the continued building of the border fence.

Support for the fence is strong across all demographic groups. But while 76% of Mainstream voters think the United States should continue to build the fence, 67% of the Political Class are opposed to it.

Forty-seven percent (47%) of all voters believe it is possible to end illegal immigration. That’s up slightly from April of last year.

Now only 36% do not think it is possible for the United States to prevent illegal immigrants from getting into the country. That’s down sixteen points since October 2008.

(Want a free daily e-mail update? If it's in the news, it's in our polls). Rasmussen Reports updates are also available on Twitter or Facebook.

The survey of 1,000 Likely U.S. Voters was conducted on July 24-25, 2010 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.

Illegal immigration, always a concern to many voters, has taken on increased visibility due to the controversy over Arizona’s new immigration law. The state law went into effect today, but a federal judge has put several of its more controversial provisions on hold until a Justice Department legal challenge of the law is resolved.

Fifty-six percent (56%) of voters nationwide oppose the Justice Department’s decision to challenge the Arizona law, and 61% favor passage of a law like Arizona’s in their own state.

Fifty-four percent (54%) say the Justice Department instead should take legal action against cities that provide sanctuary for illegal immigrants. Even more think the federal government should cut off funds to these “sanctuary cities.”

Most voters ages 40 and older say it is possible for the United States to end illegal immigration. Republicans by better than two-to-one are more confident than Democrats that it’s possible. Voters not affiliated with either party are more closely divided on the question.

Most members of the Political Class, however, say it can’t be done. Fifty-six percent (56%) of Mainstream voters say it is possible to stop illegal immigration, but 58% of the Political Class disagree.

Sixty-eight percent (68%) of voters say the Political Class doesn’t care what most Americans think anyway.

The number of voters who view the issue of immigration as Very Important has jumped 16 points from last month to its highest level ever, although it still ranks fifth on a list of 10 issues regularly tracked by Rasmussen Reports.

In December 2008, just after President-elect Obama put Janet Napolitano, an opponent of the border fence, in charge of immigration activities, 74% of voters said the federal government was not doing enough to stop illegal immigration.

Sixty-four percent (64%) of voters believe the federal government by failing to enforce immigration law is more to blame for the current controversy over Arizona’s new statute than state officials are for passing it.

In fact, by a two-to-one margin, voters believe the policies of the federal government encourage people to enter the United States illegally.

Voters also have said consistently for years that when it comes to immigration reform, gaining control of the border is more important than legalizing the status of undocumented workers already living in the United States.

Still, 58% favor a welcoming immigration policy that excludes only national security threats, criminals and those who come here to live off the U.S. welfare system.

http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/current_events/immigration/support_for_mexican_border_fence_up_to_68

Speedy
07-29-2010, 03:28 PM
I favor proximity mines blowing up and snipers picking off the scurrying survivors, but that is just me.

m00
07-29-2010, 03:48 PM
I think we should build a concrete wall topped with razor wire, and add a no-man's land leading up to ANOTHER concrete wall topped with razor wire. We supposedly have the strongest and best equipped military in the world, and yet we can't even patrol our own border? That's nonsense.

PoliCon
07-29-2010, 03:56 PM
Meh. Dry up their economic opportunities and the wall would be unnecessary. Make it EXTREMELY costly for people to be caught employing illegals and they won't hire them. Half the point of hiring them is that because they are illegals they'll work for less. The moment it is no longer cost effective - the moment there are no longer jobs - or welfare - they'll stop coming.

m00
07-29-2010, 03:57 PM
The moment it is no longer cost effective - the moment there are no longer jobs - or welfare - they'll stop coming.

I think part of the problem is that no matter how bad we make it, Mexico will still be worse.

Constitutionally Speaking
07-29-2010, 09:16 PM
Meh. Dry up their economic opportunities and the wall would be unnecessary. Make it EXTREMELY costly for people to be caught employing illegals and they won't hire them. Half the point of hiring them is that because they are illegals they'll work for less. The moment it is no longer cost effective - the moment there are no longer jobs - or welfare - they'll stop coming.


I still want the wall - if only to prevent terrorists from easily infiltrating with weapons

lacarnut
07-29-2010, 09:22 PM
I think we should build a concrete wall topped with razor wire, and add a no-man's land leading up to ANOTHER concrete wall topped with razor wire. We supposedly have the strongest and best equipped military in the world, and yet we can't even patrol our own border? That's nonsense.

Sounds good to me.

PoliCon
07-29-2010, 09:47 PM
I still want the wall - if only to prevent terrorists from easily infiltrating with weapons

perhaps. But then - if thousands of people are not crossing - spotting the terrorists crossing would be easy.

Speedy
07-29-2010, 10:09 PM
I have posted this before and stand by it;

A chain link fence topped with razor wire should be erected. Running parralell to it but 100 meters apart should be another identical fence. The space between the two fences should be filled with lions, tigers, mountain lions, bobcats and ocelots. Outside the fences there should be sniper towers over looking a 100 meter mine field. At the edge of the mine field there should be small Mexican flags. A few yards away there should be a burning barrel with a small American flag beside it.

Now if an illegal scales the first fence, eludes the lions, tigers, mountain lions, bobcats and ocelots, scales the second fence, negotiates the mine field while evading sniper fire, picks up one of the Mexican flags, runs to the burning barrels throws in the Mexican flag and then snatches up the American flag, kisses it and waves it enthusiasticaly over head, what the hell, he can stay.

NJCardFan
07-29-2010, 11:13 PM
Well the SEIU is using the tried and true liberal tactic: When all else fails, lie.

Rockntractor
07-29-2010, 11:28 PM
Wasn't it Roosevelt that rounded up Japanese Americans and put them in camps?:confused:

NJCardFan
07-29-2010, 11:32 PM
Wasn't it Roosevelt that rounded up Japanese Americans and put them in camps?:confused:

And Roosevelt's party was....?

Rockntractor
07-29-2010, 11:54 PM
And Roosevelt's party was....?

It's funny how every time they try to accuse us of being Nazis, fascists etc.. it is always them that have this type of provable behavior!