Brewer on 'Gang of 8' Bill – Must See Video

Editor’s Note – At over 800 pages in the Senate Immigration Bill, are we not setting ourselves up for failure again? 800 pages? That harkens of another boondogle called PPACA or better known as ObameCare which was over 2,700 pages. Does anyone really read all of this? Listen to Governor Brewer below. There are three videos.

We need to understand what is really at stake here. The problem is not solely about Mexicans looking for a better life, its also about the Tsarnaev types and the thousands who have the same intentions – not to assimilate, just to arrive here and do their own deeds for their own ends.

There are at least 7,518 reasons to get the U.S.-Mexican border under control. That equals the number of aliens apprehended in fiscal year 2011 from the four nations that federal officials label “state sponsors of terrorism” plus 10 “countries of interest.”

Since January 2010, those flying into the United States via these 14 nations face enhanced screening. As the Transportation Security Administration announced at the time: “Effective aviation security must begin beyond our borders.” U.S. national security merits at least that much vigilance on our borders.

The roaring immigration-reform debate largely addresses Hispanic aliens who illegally cross the border. Far more worrisome, however, are the thousands who break into the United States from countries “where we have concerns, particularly about al-Qaida affiliates,” a top State Department official told CNN. (Read more here at Newsmax.)

Please read on and view the videos:

Gov. Brewer – AZ talks Border Security Issues Ignored by Senate Immigration Bill

by DAVID WEBB – Breitbart

The “Gang of” 8 grand immigration proposal, over 800 pages, is written by members of the same body that has failed to address the problem of meaningful immigration reform for over 30 years.

Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) stated that he wanted the 92 other members to join in this important debate. In the House of Representatives in particular, the silence of the GOP leadership is deafening.

Look at what is missing in this process: transparency; experts on many aspects of immigration reform; and law enforcement agencies involved in dealing with the problems on the ground. The GOP-led House of Representatives has promised regular order. How much transparency we will see from the Senate is undetermined. Most of all, valuable input from relevant Governors are left out of the equation.

Has the “Gang of 8” ever consulted border state governors like Gov. Jan Brewer of Arizona?

A transparent public discussion is required. In 1986 we had outright amnesty and the promised enforcement of a secure border. Lack of promised enforcement by Democrats got us to this point with a significantly larger problem. Are we creating de facto amnesty again with a rushed comprehensive bill over incremental and combined approaches to the problem?

With America’s burgeoning Hispanic population–the largest block of illegal immigrants–more emphasis seems to be placed on who will vote en masse for which party over necessary solutions for the long-term future of this country. It is a bitter pill to take, with the term “lawful presence” in its prescription.

The recent terror attacks in Boston renewed calls from both Republicans and Democrats in the “Gang of 8” for immediate immigration reform. Border security is key, as Arizona Governor Jan Brewer recently stated in my American Forum.

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Governor Brewer made the case for working with residents that live along the border, state police, sheriffs and other local law enforcement agencies. There is also the issue of sending the National Guard for additional resources.

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This is not a numbers issue; it is a human issue. We have citizens in constant danger along our southern border. There are areas where a fence is necessary and could prove to be effective. The Obama Administration restricts border patrol activity on federal lands, and the cartels, human traffickers, illegal aliens who break our law by crossing the southern border are not known for their obedience to the law. They cross onto federal land with impunity, and the proper authorities are not allowed to pursue.

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The “Gang of 8” proposal so far leaves more questions to be answered than solutions offered. Solutions must include standards, methods to achieve those standards, and metrics to measure their effectiveness. Long-term concerns, such as those expressed by Governor Brewer, much less solutions, are largely cast aside.

Another State to be sued by Eric Holder – South Carolina

Editor’s Note– Arizona, Alabama, and now South Carolina have been formally served with law  suits filed by the Holder Justice Department in a challenge of State Immigration Laws. Three or more states may also be the next victims of the Holder witch hunt when states are working diligently to keep budgets in line, to protect citizens, and to uphold the law at the state and Federal level.

Pinal County Arizona Sheriff Paul Babeu has called for Holder's resignation

The DoJ and the DHS refuse to admit their failures, while inflating statistics that really don’t matter.

Local border and inland Sheriffs openly call the words of people like Obama, Napolitano, and Holder untrue; all the while it is estimated that 50,000 illegals charge across our borders daily.

It has been proven that illegals are a drain on our social systems that includes schools and healthcare. Holder dances to a Socialists tune, while states are humming the National Anthem.

We have agencies that refuse to uphold the laws of the land while citizens are placed deeper at risk.

U.S. sues South Carolina over immigration law

By Terry Frieden, CNN Justice Producer

From CNN

(CNN) — Justice Department officials pressed their campaign against an immigration law in South Carolina on Monday, saying the measure passed there this summer unconstitutionally pre-empts federal authority.

South Carolina’s law also could lead to the harassment and detention of authorized visitors, immigrants and citizens, federal officials argue in court documents.

The law would “undermine federal law and invade federal authority by imposing punitive sanctions for conduct that falls outside of the state’s police powers and that Congress affirmatively decided should not be subject to such sanctions. And it will interfere with and undermine the federal government’s control over relations with foreign governments,” officials argue, referring to the state trying to require the carrying of documents to prove residency.

The complaint filed in federal court in South Carolina follows similar lawsuits in Arizona and Alabama.

The Arizona law has been blocked and remains on appeal. Only parts of the Alabama law were blocked, and the case is before a federal appeals court.

In a written statement, Attorney General Eric Holder said Monday his department will not hesitate to challenge laws that interfere with the federal government’s enforcement of immigration.

“It is understandable that communities remain frustrated with the broken immigration system, but a patchwork of state laws is not the solution and will only create problems,” Holder said.

Justice Department officials argue that South Carolina, like Arizona and Alabama, places burdens on federal agencies, diverting resources away from high-priority targets such as those suspected of terrorism, drug smuggling and other criminal activity.

Justice Department executives told reporters late Monday they are currently discussing the issue with officials in three other states and their planned approaches to immigration enforcement. The officials said they continue to review the plans of Utah, Indiana and Georgia, which have also passed immigration-related laws.

Karen Tumlin, managing attorney of the National Immigration Law Center, praised the federal move in South Carolina, saying:

“The Department of Justice has rightly challenged South Carolina’s draconian anti-immigrant law, just as they have in Alabama and Arizona. Their work should not end there: Indiana, Georgia, and Utah also have unconstitutional anti-immigrant laws on their books. We urge the Department to take a stand in those states as well.”

The state’s governor, Nikki Haley, defended South Carolina’s law.

“As the daughter of immigrants of who came to this country legally, Governor Haley understands that no American value is more sacred than the rule of law,” spokesman Rob Godfrey said on her behalf. “That’s what this is about — nothing more, nothing less. If the feds were doing their job, we wouldn’t have had to address illegal immigration reform at the state level. But, until they do, we’re going to keep fighting in South Carolina to be able to enforce our laws.”