Time for a Saturday Flashback! Why the Caravan now?
Now with the onslaught of the so-called “caravan” reaching our borders, am I the only one wondering how it came to this? It sure would have to a be some big pot of gold for me to want to head on down the highway filled with my future so uncertain.
But for these folks, was it so uncertain in their minds? Or have they been indoctrinated for many years about all the goodies waiting here at the end of the rainbow. For Saturday’s flashback, I chose one from October 2012 and added a couple of other links to some of my old posts from Obama’s heyday of operations:
Food Stamp Awareness!
What happened to the requirement that those who entered our country had to be self-supporting? For those waiting years to enter our country legally, documentation is required. One can only wonder about the intent of this, other than to secure the support of Obama.
This really is cynical and any hard-working Mexican who wants to live the American dream, I would think it would be offensive. But then what do I know. Thanks to a blogger we have the story. Here we go:
The Obama administration met with Mexican officials and held other events to discuss enrollment in food stamps and similar programs roughly 30 times since President Obama took office, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack revealed in a recent letter to Congress.
The initiative is one of several the agency has “to promote awareness of nutrition assistance among those who need benefits and meet all program requirements under current law,” Vilsack told Sessions in the 24-page letter, dated Sept. 12.
They were among 151 documented meetings and events held since 2004, when the United States and Mexico first started partnering on food-stamp awareness. That partnership, though, has raised alarm with Sen. Jeff Sessions, R-Ala., who is concerned the collaboration amounts to a vehicle for the USDA to pressure people onto the food-stamp rolls — in this case, noncitizen immigrants from Mexico.
Vilsack released the information in response to Sessions’ request this summer for more details about the U.S.-Mexico Partnership for Nutrition Assistance initiative, which educates Mexican immigrants about food stamps and other assistance.
Read more: Fox News
July 11, 2014
On Monday, Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto and Guatemalan president Otto Perez Molina held a joint press conference in Playas de Catazaja, Mexico, to officially announce an agreement to make it easier for those making the illegal journey to the United States from Central America, to cross into Mexico.
October 23, 2011
The first Mexican carrier is set to roll deep into the U.S. interior within days, but American trucking union leaders and two California congressmen aren’t giving up on stopping the cross-border trucking program. CNS News . But first, because Mexicans would not pay for meeting our EPA standards, we will. Nice. Then we have the security issues, but hey, what’s a few more Mexicans, terrorists, or whatever.
In the latest effort to accommodate its cherished trade partner in the south, the U.S. government is paying to upgrade outdated Mexican trucks that hemorrhage illegal amounts of exhaust on their trips north to deliver merchandise.
June 21, 2011
President Barack Obama’s administration is quietly offering a quasi-amnesty for hundreds of thousands of illegal immigrants, while aiming to win reelection by mobilizing a wave of new Hispanic voters, say supporters of stronger immigration law enforcement.
The new rules were quietly announced Friday with a new memo from top officials at the US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency. The “prosecutorial discretion” memo says officials need not enforce immigration laws if illegal immigrants are enrolled in an education center or if their relatives have volunteered for the US military.
“We think it is an excellent step,” said Laura Vasquez, at the Hispanic-advocacy group, La Raza, which pushed for the policies, and which is working with other groups to register Hispanics to vote in 2012. “What’s very important is how the prosecutorial discretion memo is implemented” on the streets, she said. I just bet you do!!
“They’re pushing the [immigration] agents to be even more lax, to go further in not enforcing the law,” said Kris Kobach, Kansas’ secretary of state. “At a time when millions of Americans are unemployed and looking for work, this is more bad news coming from the Obama administration