The 2010 U.S. Census when finalized will
reveal the northern states will loose members of
the House of Representatives and the southwest
will gain members. The Electoral College that
elects the President of the United States is
determined by the number of congressmen (435)
and senators (100) in each state plus 3 electors
from Washington DC totaling 538 electors.
In 2008, Obama received 365 electoral
votes to win over McCain who received 173 votes.
2010 U.S. Census
gain will primarily be a result of ever
increasing Hispanics in the USA. This translates
into more Hispanic voters primarily in the
In 2008, Hispanic voters delivered
California, Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico and
Florida — and
were the tipping point in delivering
arguably North Carolina,
Indiana and Pennsylvania.
For 2012, there will be significant more
Hispanic voters and unless Immigration Reform as
promised is delivered by the Obama
Administration, maybe we should sit
out the 2012 presidential election to send a
message, Immigration Reform is our priority and
it is urgent Immigration Reform be approved in
Charles E. Schumer and Lindsey O. Graham
Blueprint is a sham. Luis Gutierrez's bill
criminalizes the undocumented.
We should not accept any plan unless it includes
all items that are important to us.
Only Way to Stop AZ SB 1070 and Spreading across USA: Immigration Reform
Frustrated by Obama and Congress not Enacting Immigration Reform
under Big Democratic Majorities, Hispanic News makes High Stakes Stand
SANTA FE, NM (By
Jon Garrido, The Jon Garrido News Network)
May 12, 2010
The outline for an immigration overhaul
unveiled by Democratic senators on March 23 lays down a new starting
point for any national debate: tough immigration enforcement. But
perhaps, more significantly, it reveals how politics have shifted on the
The enforcement would be more
far-reaching than anything in place now — or anything proposed by the
administration of President George W. Bush.
It begins with “zero tolerance” for
immigrants trying to enter the country illegally, by tightening border
enforcement and by barring them from taking jobs in the United States.
“It shows how far the Democrats have
moved in terms of tougher and tougher enforcement,” said Edward Alden, a
senior fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations who studies
immigration. “Across the board you see language that would be very
comfortable in a proposal written by Republicans.”
The move to a more security-minded
consensus comes as the Democrats and their leader in the Senate, Harry
Reid of Nevada, face a challenging midterm election season.
The Immigration Reform proposal’s
prospect of coming up in the Senate this year appear dim, after a tough
immigration law in Arizona further polarized the national debate and
President Obama said this week the time might not be right.
Yet, the Democratic Senate outline, with
many game-changing measures would broadly redesign the system bringing
immigrants to this country, is likely to be the centerpiece of
immigration discussions this year, lawmakers and advocates said, whether
or not it comes to the floor of the Senate.
The “conceptual proposal,” as the
senators called it, is an outline, not draft legislation. No Republican
signed on to it, not even Senator Lindsey Graham of South Carolina, who
worked for months with Senator Charles E. Schumer, Democrat of New York,
shaping sections of a potential bill.
Democrats Reframe Debate on Immigration with Strong ENFORCEMENT!
The blueprint, written primarily by Mr.
Schumer, includes a proposal for a Social Security card containing a
biometric chip all workers, including American citizens, would have to
present to an employer when being hired.
Employers would be responsible for
monitoring the immigration status of potential hires much more closely
than they do now. Every employer would be required to use a new
verification system, including a scanner at every business to confirm
the validity of the Social Security cards of job applicants.
As part of the enforcement system, the
outline calls for a national system to register births and deaths, to
eliminate the fraudulent use by immigrants of documents of people who
It would establish a system to monitor
the departure of all immigrants as well as their entry into the country.
If immigrants failed to leave when their visas expired, the immigration
authorities would be required to deport them quickly.
Immigration officials have said creating
an exit system would be a vast task that could take many years to
Only High skilled
immigrants need apply!
A significant change is the proposal
opens the door wider than ever before to high-skilled immigrants. It
would offer permanent-resident status, with a document known as a green
card, to every foreigner with an advanced degree in science or
technology from an American university. It would make it much easier for
foreign students in the sciences to stay in the United States after they
graduate, and eliminate numerical restrictions that have kept highly
educated immigrants from India and China waiting for many years before
The outline would make it possible for
the spouses and other close relatives of legal green-card holders to
come immediately to the United States, reuniting many thousands of
families and eliminating a wait that now stretches to eight years. It
would create a commission to monitor labor markets and determine when
the supply of foreign workers should be raised or lowered.
In exchange for more enforcement, the
proposal offers a relatively simple path to legal status for an
estimated 11 million illegal immigrants. They would register, admit
their legal violation and pay penalties and back taxes up front. Then
they would remain on provisional status for eight years.
Obama and Congress to
Blame for Arizona SB 1070
According to Jon Garrido, owner and CEO of Hispanic News headquartered
in Phoenix, Arizona, the only way to stop SB 1070 and its spread across
the United States is by enacting Immigration Reform as proposed by
Hispanic News. Immigration Reform as proposed by Senator
Schumer is not acceptable.
Immigration Reform as proposed by
Congressman Gutierrez is not acceptable.
Arizona Hispanics are furious with
Democrats in control of the White House,
the United States Senate and the United
States House of Representatives for not
passing Immigration Reform. Many
Hispanics, including me, believe we
should purge Washington. A national
defeat, they said, would send a warning
to Democrats everywhere support from
Hispanics cannot be taken for granted.
Why 125,000 persons marched in the
streets of Phoenix, Arizona
Indeed, many Republicans think they've
seen this script before. When Rep. Jim
Sensenbrenner, R-Wis., then chairman of
the House Judiciary Committee, pursued
an enforcement-only approach to
immigration laws in 2006, Hispanics
turned their anger against the
Republican. In 2004, President George W.
Bush won re-election with 44 percent of
the Hispanic vote; four years later,
Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., attracted
just 31 percent of Hispanic support and
lost the presidential race to Barack
Republican House candidates won 44
percent of the Hispanic vote in 2004;
four years later, they won only 29
percent, according to exit polls. That
15-point plunge was much worse than the
party's 4-point drop among whites,
5-point decline among African-Americans,
and 10-point fall among Asian voters.
Demographics dictate Hispanic votes are
crucial to building a national political
coalition. Hispanics are the
fastest-growing minority segment of the
population, in every region of the
In the past two election cycles,
Democrats have gained seats in key
states where the Hispanic vote is
exploding ― including three seats in
Arizona, two seats in New Mexico, and
seats in such states as Florida, New
York, and Texas. Tellingly, Democrats
now control all nine districts that
But Republican candidates facing
competitive primaries often steer to the
right to try to score support from the
most-ardent conservative activists. In
Nevada, where Senate Democratic Leader
Harry Reid faces a difficult re-election
test, all six of his potential
Republican rivals voiced support for the
Arizona law during a candidate forum
just after the governor signed it.
If Hispanics reject Republicans, Reid
will benefit perhaps more than most;
Hispanics make up nearly 25 percent of
the Silver State's population, and they
were about 15 percent of the electorate
in 2008, according to exit polls. A
boost from Hispanic voters might be all
Reid needs to inch across the finish
line. And that is a trend Republicans
are already seeing far too often across
And it is an open question whether the
Hispanic support for Immigration Reform
will translate to high voter turnout on
Election Day 2010 and 2012.
The Republican Party got badly burned
when Congress last considered
Immigration Reform in 2006. Some
Republican legislators, including Sen.
John McCain, championed a bipartisan
bill that would have provided a path to
citizenship for millions of undocumented
immigrants. But this proposition
outraged the conservative base, who
decried it as an "amnesty" for
law-breakers. The right-wingers won the
day ― their attacks torpedoed the
But this victory came at a cost
George W. Bush worked hard to woo
Hispanic voters, hoping to bring them
into the Republican fold. In the 2008
presidential election; however,
Hispanics flocked to vote for Obama.
Such fights "underscored their divisions
― between their rural and conservative
blue-collar supporters and their more
business-oriented and pro-trade segments
of the party," says Democratic pollster
Stan Greenberg. And the party has yet to
recover from the fallout. "Republicans
ought to be embracing them instead of
chasing them away," says Davis,
referring to Hispanic immigrants. "It
hasn't. It’s gone from bad to worse in
The emergence of the Tea Party has only
widened this rift within the
conservative movement. Perhaps the
person who best illustrates the division
is former House majority leader Dick
Armey, a vigorous proponent of
Immigration Reform. Armey, however, is
also the head of FreedomWorks, which has
played a key role in organizing the Tea
Partiers ― whose activists can regularly
be seen bearing signs with nativist
slogans at their rallies. In fact, a
group called "Tea Partiers Against
Amnesty" is organizing protests across
the country this week.
Recently, these two factions have
started to clash out in the open. Last
month, Armey called anti-immigrant
crusader and former Republican
representative Tom Tancredo a
"destructive" force in the Republican
Party, adding "the Republican Party is
the most naturally talented party at
losing its natural constituents in the
history of the world." His comments
prompted a vehement backlash from
conservatives like Michelle Malkin, who
slammed Armey as an "amnesty stooge."
Similar rifts can be seen in Arizona's
Republican Senate primary race, where
the Tea Party-backed candidate J.D.
Hayworth has assailed McCain for his
role in crafting the 2006 immigration
bill. Though McCain has lurched right on
the issue ― going so far as to call for
the National Guard to be dispatched to
the Arizona border ― he remains cagey
about whether he'd support the kind
comprehensive reform bill that he once
Of course, tackling Immigration Reform
presents political pitfalls for
Democrats, too ― labor unions would
surely protest any move to expand the
guest-worker program, especially with
unemployment numbers still high. And
Reid himself seems to have cooled on the
idea, saying this week he wouldn't raise
immigration during the current work
period, which ends by Memorial Day. But
Davis, the former NRCC chair, offers
some strategic advice. If he were a
Democrat, Immigration Reform "would have
been been one of my first orders of
business. If you were to pass it...it
would bring eight to 10 million new
voters" to the Democratic Party, Davis
says. "Game, set, match. I'm surprised
they've waited this long."
It is all about racism rearing its
ugly head toward Hispanics
Former President stating
Republican Congressman Wilson's shout
was directed to racism.
Former President Carter is right about
Republican Congressman Wilson's shout of
"You lie" was not directed to President
Obama being black but to
When Republican Congressman Wilson
shouted "You lie,"
the shout was directed to America's
undocumented Hispanics being included in
any health care reform proposal being
readied for "mark up" by House and
Senate committees now drafting health
care reform legislation.
Undocumented Hispanics are not included
but the very thought undocumented
Hispanics would be included infuriated
Republican Congressman Wilson to the
point of raging racism causing the
blatant attack on President Obama
calling the President of the United
States a "liar."
Republican Congressman Joe Wilson's
hatred for Hispanics is shared by many
Republicans and this venomous attack on
undocumented Hispanics is not only aimed
at the undocumented but is directed to
all American Hispanics.
To have this hatred rise its ugly head
in a joint session of the Untied States
Congress clearly substantiates a
Republican fear of the growth of the
Hispanic community across America.
Fear of growth of Hispanic population in
Singling out Hispanics because of fear
of the growth of the Hispanic community
in America is a caldron of hate being
cooked by Republicans toward Hispanics
because with American Hispanics now
turning to support the Democrats and
most importantly, because of the
substantial growth of American Hispanics
now at 17% of America's population and
growing by 1% per year.
Nowhere was the impact of this Hispanic
growth felt as much as the 2008
presidential election when Hispanics
turned away from Republicans and
supported the election of a Democrat
enabling a black named Barack Obama to
become President of the United States.
American Hispanics carried California,
Nevada, Colorado, New Mexico and
Florida. In the 2010 congressional
elections, American Hispanics will add
Arizona and Texas (if we get an
Immigration Reform bill approved this
yeas as proposed by Hispanic News and
proposal) giving American Hispanics one
third of the electoral votes in electing
the next President of the United States.
Thereafter, with each succeeding
presidential election, American
Hispanics will add additional states. It
will be forever more American Hispanics
who will decide who becomes President of
the United States.
This trend is known by all and is
greatly feared by Republicans because
Republicans know American Hispanics will
never again support a Republican to
become President of the United States.
In addition, Republicans are fully aware
American Hispanics will never vote for
Republican candidates in local, state or
The hatred of Hispanics is the root
cause in such states as Arizona
The hatred of Hispanics in Arizona is
the root cause of Arizona SB 1070.
Arizona leads the pack of states where
hatred of Hispanics is the root cause of
such states cutting back essential
services and programs. Arizona is where
conservative white Arizona legislators
are adamant about not raising taxes to
pay for essential services required by
not only by Arizona residents but
specifically, Arizona's undocumented
In conversation with a Republican state
legislator from Fountain Hills, Arizona,
the woman legislator believes Arizona
has no responsibility to educate the
children of the undocumented and for the
good of Arizona, undocumented Hispanics
and their children should go back to
Across the United States, this sentiment
of Hispanics should go back to Mexico
has an adverse impact on assimilation of
American Hispanics not only in Arizona
but throughout America.
Arizona Republican legislators are
cutting back on essential services and
programs such as education but even more
immediately devastating is the lack of
health care for Arizona residents and
the downward spiral each day of
decreasing the Arizona's heath care
services that have an impact on all low
and middle income Arizonans which
includes Arizona American Hispanics.
The best thing for the future of Arizona
is too now work to replace existing
conservative Republicans in the Arizona
State Legislature with those with
families and those who support the
inclusion of Arizona's Hispanics.
Push voter registration to swell up
number of Hispanic voters.