Sunday, October 24, 2010
Regardless of the reasons, they are in the country illegally and in open violation of our laws. Hence, they used remain in the shadows, knowing if discovered they would be deported back to their home country.
Of late, thanks in large part to Democrat policies of granting them certain “constitutional rights” they are not entitled to, many have come more out in the open, flaunting the fact that they are in the country illegally.
One area they have not been granted rights to just yet is participating in our elections, although two American cities are hoping to change that this year.
Even with that it is shocking to discover that in Seattle, Washington, illegal aliens are enlisted to canvass for the 2010 mid-term elections. Not shocking is that these illegal aliens are advocating the reelection of 3 term Democrat U.S. Senator Patty Murray who apparently sees no problem with such illegal activity as she also seems to not see a problem with our borders and sovereignty being continually violated.
The articles floating across the media and internet mention Maria Gianni, who openly boasts of coming to America on a visa 13 years ago and decided to stay past her visa, a direct violation of our immigration laws. Gianni says, “in order for there to be a change to our broken immigration system, I believe one has to fight.”
Gianni, a native of Mexico makes no effort to “fight for change” in her native Mexico, but apparently feels she has a right to openly violate our laws and then consider them hers to fight to change on her behalf. In essence, instead of her complying with our laws, the law must be changed to facilitate her.
The canvassing effort is spearheaded by Seattle based OneAmerica Votes, a group started by 42 year-old Pramila Jayapal, an immigrant herself who was sent to America when she was 17 in 1982 and became a citizen in 2000, 18 years later. Jayapal also seems to be a self-professed “Guardian of Immigrant Rights” becoming alarmed hearing of many alleged “hate crimes against Arabs and South Asians” after the devastating terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. Her first thought that day, “This is going to change everything for anyone who looks like me.”
Her group, OneAmerica Votes, an offshoot of her parent group OneAmerica, formerly ‘Hate Free Zone’ “advocates for policies and works to elect candidates that promote democracy and justice in immigrant communities at the local, state and federal levels,” and whose Policy Page screams for some form of amnesty to illegal aliens.
OneAmerica lays claim to “Our civic engagement activities include voter registration, education and mobilization, and acceptable non-partisan grassroots and direct lobbying with local, state and federal officials on key issues that matter to immigrants,” yet they are only advocating electing and supporting Democrats like Patty Murray who see “immigration reform” as preferable to actually enforcing our laws.
Murray voted YES on continuing federal funds for declared “sanctuary cities,” voted YES on comprehensive immigration reform, voted NO on declaring English as the official language of the US, voted NO on building a fence along the Mexican border, voted YES on allowing illegal aliens to participate in Social Security and voted NO to limit welfare for immigrants.
Murray has received a rating of 0% by the USBC, a “non-profit, tax-exempt, citizen's lobby dedicated to ending illegal immigration by securing our nation’s borders and reforming our immigration policies.” A 0% rating indicates an open-border stance.
Once an immigrant becomes a naturalized Citizen of the United States, they have full voting rights just as native born American citizens do. They made the effort, passed the required tests, followed the legal process and I welcome them to America. They are now Americans with full rights.
Legal immigrants, although striving to become full citizens hopefully, have not earned full rights and have only some rights.
Illegal aliens have no real rights as they are criminals who violated our law to get here and violate it by staying here illegally. Sorry if you don’t like that, but it is a fact.
It is said that It's Not Illegal for illegal aliens to be participating in our elections by canvassing and advocating for pro-amnesty Democrats like Patty Murray, but aren’t illegal immigrants already in violation of the law? Isn’t that why they are referred to as “illegal?”
Does openly thumbing your nose at our laws somehow now grant illegal’s favorable preference?
Wasn’t it just days ago that Barack Obama and fellow Democrats began blasting allegations of foreign influence driving support for conservative groups like the U.S. Chamber of Commerce?
Isn’t relying upon illegal aliens to canvass on their behalf accepting foreign influence as well?
I think is commendable that a naturalized citizen like Pramila Jayapal feels the desire to be a “Guardian of Immigrant Rights.”
Wouldn’t it be even more commendable if she and Patty Murray were advocates of “American Citizen Rights” as well?
All the more reason we need to elect Dino Rossi to the Senate and send Patty home.
We American Citizens deserve representation too, don’t we?
Posted by Lew Waters at 12:13 AM