Leftist Parasites In Senate Kill Amendment Restoring Veterans’ Pensions; Protect Illegal Alien Tax Credit

Democrats Save Illegal Alien Tax Credit, Kill Move To Restore Veterans’ Pensions – Big Government

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Senate Democrats killed an amendment from Sen. Kelly Ayotte (R-NH) that would have paid for unemployment benefits for many Americans and replaced recent cuts to veterans’ pensions by closing a tax code loophole that allows illegal aliens to access the Refundable Child Tax Credit.

The vote failed on Thursday 54-42, with all Republicans but Sen. Dean Heller (R-NV) voting for the amendment and against Senate Majority Leader Sen. Harry Reid (D-NV). Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) crossed the aisle to vote alongside Republicans in favor of the amendment.

The amendment would have been to the Unemployment Insurance Extension Bill, S. 1845. On the Senate floor while debating the amendment, Ayotte argued her amendment is “one that would fix fraud in our tax code that really came to light in 2011 in a Treasury IG [Inspector General] report.”

“What it would simply require is those who seek the additional child tax credit to file a Social Security number just like those who seek the Earned Income Tax Credit in this country,” Ayotte said.

And why is that? Because the investigations of this tax refund that people receive found that they were claiming it for people who were number one not authorized to work in this country were claiming it and secondly for children that might not even exist. Investigations found that children who don’t even live in this country [were getting the tax credit].

Ayotte argued on the Senate floor that her amendment would “pay for three months of unemployment insurance for American workers for this issue that we have before this chamber.”

“It would pay for a fix to the military retirement cuts to the COLA that also impacted our wounded warriors that were done in the most recent budget that were unfair,” Ayotte added. “Members of both sides of the aisle have come together to say we should fix [that] and say it’s unfair. What else would it do? It would reduce the deficit. And what I hear from the Majority Leader is I hear ‘well we’ve heard that idea before.’ Well, we may have heard it before, but we’ve not been allowed a vote on it.”

While Ayotte made a case for the amendment, Democrat Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-CA) argued against it.

“Now this idea of going after children is one of the worst ideas I have ever heard and I’m shocked,” an irate Boxer said on the Senate floor while shaking her finger up and down. “I am shocked. You’re going to hurt children. You’re going to take away food out of their mouths.”

At another point, Boxer called on senators to support Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid.

“Let us support our leader,” she said. “And let us work through the weekend to come up with a plan. I think the Majority Leader has one.”

Soon thereafter, Boxer criticized Republicans for wanting to vote on amendments.

“All they do on that side is complain that their amendments are so important,” Boxer said while throwing both her arms up in the air.

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California’s Activist Supreme Court Rules Illegal Alien Can Practice Law In State

Illegal Immigrant Allowed To Practice Law, California Court Rules – Wall Street Journal

A Mexican immigrant who is living in the country illegally but had graduated from law school and passed the California bar was granted a law license Thursday by the state’s highest court.

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In a unanimous decision, the California Supreme Court granted a motion filed by the state bar’s Committee of Examiners to admit 36-year-old Sergio C. Garcia. Mr. Garcia, who will open his own practice in Chico, Calif., after he is sworn in, can now legally be retained as an attorney in the state, though he cannot be employed by a firm, attorneys representing him said.

In an interview, Mr. Garcia said he was satisfied with the decision, as it was always his intention to practice privately, in the area of civil litigation. Attorneys who represented Mr. Garcia said he is the first attorney living openly in the U.S. as an illegal immigrant granted the right to practice law. Similar cases are before courts in New York and Florida.

“Right now, I am super excited, I am super happy; this has been a long, drawn-out struggle,” Mr. Garcia said. “This case in California serves as a beacon for the rest of the country to follow suit. There really is no national interest for keeping somebody like me from practicing, and paying taxes to their full potential.”

The decision to grant Mr. Garcia a law license came after California Gov. Jerry Brown, a Democrat, signed into state law legislation that specifically allows undocumented immigrants to be admitted as attorneys. That law went into effect Wednesday.

Thursday’s decision by the state Supreme Court, which grants licenses to attorneys in the state, clears the way for admission to the bar of at least one other current applicant in California who is in the country illegally.

At issue in Mr. Garcia’s case was a federal law that prohibits people in the country illegally from obtaining professional licenses. That law had a subsection that allowed states to grant licenses if a state law was passed.

It isn’t clear what impact Mr. Garcia’s case might have beyond California. While the precedent set by the high court in the country’s most populous state is noteworthy, the decision came only after the state legislature acted.

Mr. Garcia was born in Mexico but was brought to the U.S. when he was about 18 months old. He returned to Mexico at the age of nine, and then came back to the U.S. at the age of 17, according to the summary of his case that was part of the court’s opinion. Mr. Garcia’s father filed an immigration visa petition on his son’s behalf in 1994. That application has been pending since 1995, given the visa backlog for individuals from Mexico.

Mr. Garcia graduated from high school, attended college and received his law degree in 2009 from Cal Northern School of Law, passing the bar that same year. After he listed his immigration status as “pending” in his application to the state bar, the bar conducted an investigation into Mr. Garcia and determined the immigrant possessed the “good moral character” to qualify.

Jerome Fishkin, an attorney in Walnut Creek, Calif., who originally took Mr. Garcia’s case pro bono with his wife, Lindsay Slatter, said that it was immediately clear that Mr. Garcia’s immigration status was the main issue, and that Mr. Garcia met all other requirements to be a good attorney.

Steven Camarota, director of research for the Center for Immigration Studies, a Washington, D.C., nonprofit group that wants to reduce the flow of immigrants to the U.S., said the decision was a mockery of the rule of law.

“It conveys or demonstrates once again, how we are not serious about our laws,” Mr. Camarota said.

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*VIDEO* Obama Regime Complicit In The Deaths Of Countless Illegal Alien Children


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Federal Judge: Obama’s DHS Delivering Young Illegals Caught At Border To Illegal Alien Parents

Judge: DHS Delivering Young Illegals Caught At Border To Illegal Immigrant Parents – Daily Caller

A case out of Texas has a federal judge asking just which side of the law the Department of Homeland Security is working for.

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United States District Judge for the Southern District of Texas Brownsville Division Andrew S. Hanen rebuked DHS for helping to deliver an illegal immigrant minor – detained at the border with her human smuggler – to her illegal immigrant mother living in Virginia.

Homeland Security “successfully complet[ed] the mission of the criminal conspiracy” to smuggle the child across the border to her parent, the judge wrote in an order issued on Dec. 13.

The mother, Patricia Elizabeth Salmeron Santos, had agreed to pay $8,500 to have human smugglers bring her child from El Salvador to Virginia.

The smuggler, Mirtha Veronica Nava-Martinez, was arrested and the child detained at a Texas border checkpoint when they were caught trying to use a birth certificate that belonged to Nava-Martinez’s daughter.

Nava-Martinez, a resident alien, also had a prior felony for food-stamp fraud in 2011.

“Despite this setback, the goal of the conspiracy was completed thanks to the actions of the United States Government,” Hanen wrote. “This Court is quite concerned with the apparent policy of the Department of Homeland Security (hereinafter ‘DHS’) of completing the criminal mission of individuals who are violating the border security of the United States.”

“Customs and Border Protection agents stopped the Defendant at the border inspection point. She was arrested, and the child was taken into custody. The DHS officials were notified that Salmeron Santos instigated this illegal conduct,” the judge continued. “Yet, instead of arresting Salmeron Santos for instigating the conspiracy to violate our border security laws, the DHS delivered the child to her – thus successfully completing the mission of the criminal conspiracy. It did not arrest her. It did not prosecute her. It did not even initiate deportation proceedings for her. The DHS policy is a dangerous course of action.”

This was “the fourth case with the same factual situation this court has had in as many weeks,” Hanen wrote.

In each of those cases, Hanen explained, illegal immigrant minors – whose illegal immigrant parent or parents were paying human smugglers to bring them into the United States – detained prior to arriving at their destination were delivered to their illegal immigrant parents by DHS.

The judge noted that in all four cases, the American taxpayer ended up on the hook for the final delivery.

“In all cases when the Government apprehended some of the traffickers, the Government transported the children across the country to unite them with a parent (or parents) who was in the country illegally. In one situation, the Government flew a child to multiple locations in different parts of the United States. The taxpayers of the United States suffer the expense of delivering these minors,” Hanen wrote.

“This is an absurd and illogical result. The DHS could reunite the parent and child by apprehending the parent who has committed not one, by at least two different crimes,” he continued.

The judge added that “the failure by DHS to enforce current United States law” is concerning because illegal activities of this kind help fund drug cartels. It also undermines the deterrent effect of the nation’s immigration laws and lowers the moral of the men and women risk their lives to enforce the law, he wrote.

The order comes as Alabama Republican Sen. Jeff Sessions and the union representing ICE officers and staff have been sounding the alarm about lack of immigration enforcement at DHS, with the Alabama lawmaker recently issuing a “Timeline of Administrative Non-Enforcement of Federal Immigration Law.”

DHS did not immediately respond to request for comment.

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Planned Parenthood Obstructs Investigation Into Illegal Alien Child Rapist

Unspeakable Evil: Planned Parenthood Obstructs Child Rape Investigation – The Other Mccain

When I first heard this, I couldn’t believe it, but it’s true. Last year, a 31-year-old illegal immigrant named Luis Gonzalez-Jose raped an 11-year-old girl who became pregnant. The man took the girl to a Planned Parenthood clinic where he pretended to be her father and told the staff the girl had been impregnated by her 14-year-old boyfriend.

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The clinic performed the abortion and when the police began investigating the rape, the clinic refused to cooperate with the detective, insisting that he get a court order. This is insane.

Furthermore, the girl’s family refused to cooperate with prosecutors and, as the result of a plea bargain, the monster who raped this little girl will serve only six years in prison. Words fail.

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Illegal Alien Jailed For Domestic Violence Makes Bail, Then Stabs Wife To Death

Illegal Alien Makes Bail, Stabs Wife To Death – Downtrend

A California county’s refusal to detain an illegal alien, accused of violence, has ended in tragedy. Mario Chavez was charged with several serious crimes related to a domestic fight in August of this year. He made bail, ignored a restraining order and stabbed his wife to death. What makes this crime even more horrific is that it should have never happened. Chavez was in this country illegally and should have been detained, but Santa Clara County, where the crime occurred, doesn’t honor federal immigration requests to hold undocumented lawbreakers.

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During the violent domestic argument, Chavez threatened his wife and 6-year old son with a knife. He was charged with criminal threats, child endangerment and brandishing a weapon. Chavez’s wife was also granted a protective order as a result of the incident. Despite the seriousness of the charges, a judge set the bail at $8000, which Chavez was able to post.

The restraining order provided no protection. Two weeks after the incident, Chavez went to his house and viciously stabbed his wife to death. The couple’s two young children were in the next room watching cartoons as their father killed their mother. It was a senseless homicide that could have been stopped if Chavez’s immigration status was made available to the feds.

The way U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents identify criminal illegal aliens is through a program called “Secure Communities.” With the program, local law enforcement is encouraged to submit fingerprints of those arrested to be run through the Department Of Homeland Security’s database. If identified, Agents will send a request for the prisoner to be held for up to 48 hours so deportation proceedings can be initiated. Santa Clara County disregards these requests.

In this case, the Secure Communities program wouldn’t have worked because Chavez had no prints on record; however, he was unable to establish legal residency. ICE bolsters the program by reviewing jail intake records and interviewing inmates. Agents could have easily determined he was in the country illegally. Unfortunately, Santa Clara County bans federal agents from contact with inmates without a warrant.

This tragedy could have been averted if there was any cooperation between the county and the feds. If agents were allowed access to Chavez, an interview would have revealed his illegal status. That, along with his arresting offenses, would have allowed him to be taken into federal custody and processed for deportation. He would not have been free to kill his wife.

County Supervisor Dave Cortese tried to pass blame from the uncooperative county policy and onto the legal system itself. He noted that Chavez was charged with serious crimes but that the district attorney did not request a higher bail.

“If (the DA) wants to be tougher on felons, he should do that. But don’t deflect attention to undocumented people,” said Cortese.

Cortese was unmoved by the killing and skeptical of the public-safety benefit of complying with the Safe Communities program. He said cases like Chavez’s represent only a small fraction of violent offenders in jail. Most inmates are U.S. citizens that wouldn’t be caught in the wide net cast by ICE, he added.

What a disgusting and callous attitude from an elected official. Here’s at least one public-safety benefit from detaining illegal aliens: a mother would still be alive and her children wouldn’t have been rendered, for all intents and purposes, orphans. How is protecting the rights of people who are in this country illegally more important than lives of the public at large?

Illegal aliens shouldn’t have rights beyond basic human rights anyways. They are not citizens. They are not legal residents. They should not be free to rob, rape and murder. I realize that Chavez’s wife was more than likely also undocumented, but it doesn’t mean he should have been given the means to slaughter her.

There are thousands of crimes committed by people who shouldn’t be in this country every year. Many of these crimes are violent and deadly and often perpetrated by people who have prior arrests. The policies of Santa Clara County, and other “safe haven” locales, put the public at risk. Human life is worth a little compliance and cooperation.

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Illegal Alien/Activist Featured In Time Magazine Article On Immigration Reform Arrested On Child Porn Charges

Roy Naim, The ‘Jewish Face Of The Immigration Reform Struggle’ Featured In Time Magazine, Arrested On Child Porn Charges And Denied Bail – Daily Mail

An immigration advocate profiled in a Time cover story has been arrested on child pornography charges.

Self-fashioned immigration activist Roy Naim, 29, downloaded three child pornography videos and is currently in federal custody after being denied bail Wednesday, officials said. The accused pervert has volunteered at a camp for special needs children in the past, a position he appears to have left in 2010

One of the subjects of a 2012 Time story on 35 undocumented illegal immigrants, Mr Naim pleaded not guilty to a single count of receiving child pornography. The Israeli national was deemed a flight risk and denied bail.

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U.S. Attorney Saritha Komatireddy argued Mr Naim should be denied bail because of the risk he posed to the community as an accused pedophile who has worked in the past with children, has no job and isn’t a citizen, according to CNN.

Attorney Richard Finkel unsuccessfully countered that Mr Naim spends most of his time volunteering and helping others, CNN reported. Additionally, Mr Finkel noted that the Naim family, with very little money and no property, doesn’t have the means to help Roy Naim flee.

Without assets for collateral, the judge explained, she had no choice but to deny bail, said CNN.

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Mr Naim is currently sitting in jail after an alleged child pornography distributor was arrested recently in Louisiana, officials said. One of the receivers of that child pornography turned out to be the ‘Jewish Face of the Immigration Reform Struggle,’ according to an indictment cited by multiple media outlets.

The accused pedophile received that nickname from the Jewish Daily Forward.

in India after canteen owner kidnapped and raped college student for 17 MONTHS

Officials said Mr Naim voluntarily copped to years of downloading and viewing child pornography. Investigators uncovered videos of children performing sexual acts on his laptop and immediately arrested him, according to the indictment.

An eerie tweet only two days before his arraignment read ‘Giving it up,’ but it is not clear if that resignation was because he knew investigators were closing in on him.

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Mr Naim made a name for himself by staging public rallies and lobbying Congress to enact immigration reform. His activism was born out of frustration from trying to become an American citizen since his family immigrated to the US when he was three-years-old.

‘He wants to be an American citizen,’ Richard Finkel, Mr Naim’s attorney, told the New York Daily News.

Mr Naim lists multiple volunteer positions at Camp Simcha between 2003 and 2008 on his Facebook page, but is referred to as a division head in a post on the camp’s Facebook page.

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Camp Simcha is famous for being attended by a young, disabled Israeli girl whom a plane turned around to retrieve after leaving her at the gate for lack of identification.

Attempts to reach camp administration for comment were unsuccessful.

If convicted, Mr Naim faces five to 20 years in prison. It is not clear if he would also face a possible deportation.

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Illegal Alien Parents In LA County To Receive $650M In Welfare Benefits This Year

Undocumented LA County Parents On Pace To Receive $650M In Welfare Benefits – KNX

A projected $650 million in welfare benefits will be distributed to illegal alien parents in 2013, county officials said Monday.

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Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich announced the latest figures from the Department of Public Social Services, which showed more than $376 million in CalWORKs benefits and food stamps combined have been distributed through July to illegal alien parents for their native-born children.

Approximately $54 million in welfare payments are issued each month, consisting of nearly $20 million in CalWORKs and $34 million in food stamp issuances, according to the data.

An estimated 100,000 children of 60,000 undocumented parents receive aid in Los Angeles County, according to Antonovich, who said this year’s projections – up about $1 million from the nearly $53 million in total benefits issued in July 2012 – underscore the economic impact of the nation’s immigration debate.

“When you add the $550 million for public safety and nearly $500 million for healthcare, the total cost for illegal immigrants to county taxpayers exceeds $1.6 billion dollars a year,” Antonovich said in a statement. “These costs do not even include the hundreds of millions of dollars spent annually for education.”

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Sen. Chuck Schumer: Here’s An Idea, Let’s Make Illegal Alien Identity Thieves Citizens!

Schumer: Put Aliens Who Forged Documents On Path To Citizenship – CNS

Americans might generally think that if someone forges a document and uses a Social Security number that does not belong to them, they should go to jail.

Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., believes if you are an illegal alien and you do these things, you should become a U.S. citizen. He made his case for this in the Senate Judiciary Committee.

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When the committee was considering amendments to its immigration “reform” bill on May 20, Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, pointed to a report published by The Associated Press in March.

This report told the story of Candida L. Gutierrez, a Houston schoolteacher, and Benita Cardona-Gonzalez, an illegal alien from Mexico who stole Gutierrez’s identity.

“When Gutierrez’s identity was stolen, the thief didn’t stop at opening fraudulent credit and bank accounts,” the AP reported. “Cardona-Gonzalez assumed Gutierrez’s persona completely, using it to get a job, a driver’s license, a mortgage and medical care for her children. She even put the stolen name on the birth certificates of her two U.S.-born children in the spots where they list who’s the mother.”

The identity theft went on for 12 years. Finally, Gutierrez’s husband, Brenden Marquardt, pushed the case.

“He traced the identity thief to Topeka, and on the Internet he found a press release from the U.S. attorney’s office in Kansas about the prosecutions of other illegal immigrants working at Reser’s Fine Foods, the same manufacturer where Cardona-Gonzalez worked,” the AP reported. “He contacted federal authorities in Kansas, and Assistant U.S. Attorney Brent Anderson took up their case.”

Cardona-Gonzalez, the AP reported, was sentenced to 18 months for possessing fraudulent identification documents. But other illegal aliens who have misused Social Security numbers will get something quite different if Schumer has his way.

After pointing to the victimization of Candida Gutierrez, Grassley explained to the Judiciary Committee a simple amendment he was offering to the immigration bill.

“The secretary (of homeland security) may not grant registered provisional immigrant status to an alien under this section unless the alien fully discloses to the secretary all the names and Social Security account numbers that the alien has ever used to obtain employment in the United States,” said Grassley’s amendment.

According to the immigration “reform” bill, a “registered provisional immigrant” (RPI) is an illegal alien who the secretary of homeland security has been authorized to convert into a legal alien, who can then work and live in the United States.

Grassley’s amendment would not have prohibited illegal aliens from being converted into legal aliens just because they had used names and Social Security numbers that did not belong to them. It would only have required that the illegal aliens make the names and numbers they used known to DHS before they could be granted the right to legally live in the United States.

“If Congress is going to adopt legislation that grants legal status to the 12 million undocumented living unlawfully in the United States, it should not thumb its nose at the millions of Americans who are victims of identity theft, often perpetrated by an undocumented person who steals Social Security numbers to get jobs, benefits, driver’s licenses and more,” said Grassley.

“This amendment will simply require the person applying for RPI status to disclose any previously used Social Security numbers,” said Grassley. “It’s the first step to helping clean up the mess that’s been created for the victim of identity theft. The amendment also authorizes certain federal agencies, upon receipt of this information, to notify individuals who were the victims.”

Schumer dismissed Grassley’s proposal.

“When people are living in undocumented status, there are times, I suppose, when they’ve made up identities, made up Social Security numbers,” Schumer told his Judiciary Committee colleagues. “How are they going to remember all that, and are we going to delay RPI status?

“(The) purpose of this is to bring people out of the shadows,” Schumer said of the “reform” bill. “We all know when they lived in the shadows, they had to forge documents, forge Social Security numbers, et cetera. We want to stop that once and for all so it never happens again. But this isn’t going to help. This is going to leave millions of people still in the shadows and not able to come out of the shadows and won’t solve the problem that we’re trying to solve, which is to have as few people here illegally as possible, put them on RPI, provisional status and then get them on a path to citizenship.”

“I just don’t see how, when you’ve lived here 10 years, and you’ve had many different identities, many different numbers, you’re going to remember them all,” said Schumer.

The committee defeated Grassley’s amendment 8 to 10 on a party-line vote.

As this column has noted before, the inspector general of the Social Security Administration reported in a 2008 audit report that U.S. employers filed 10.1 million W-2s in tax year 2005 on which the name and the Social Security number did not match. In that same year, 1,650 employers filed more than 500 no-match W-2s – and one employer filed 37,375.

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Illegal Alien Mother Of Seven Has Received Food Stamps, Meds, Housing And Social Security For 20 Years (Video)

Unreal… Illegal Immigrant Mother Of Seven Given Food Stamps, Meds, Housing, And Social Security… For 20 Years (Video) – Gateway Pundit

It’s Cloward-Piven on steroids.

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Illegal immigrant and mother of seven, Marita Nelson, receives $240 in food stamps, monthly medications, $700 in Social Security and a housing allowance. She entered the US by swimming the Rio Grande and has been on government assistance for 20 years.

No doubt, an Obama supporter…

Now she’s on a crusade to help other illegals sign up for their free stuff.

You just can’t make this stuff up!

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For the record… The Obama administration is paying recruiters to sign up more people on food stamps.

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*VIDEOS* Rep. Gowdy Verbally Bitch-Slaps ICE Director, DHS Lackey For Releasing Illegal Alien Felons



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*VIDEO* Jesse Watters Confronts Obama’s Uncle, The Most Famous Illegal Alien In The World


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$2B Spent Annually For Medicaid Emergencies, Largely For Illegal Alien Baby Deliveries

Report: $2 Billion Spent Annually For Medicaid Emergencies, Largely For Illegal Immigrant Baby Deliveries – Daily Caller

Even though federal law largely bars illegal immigrants from obtaining Medicaid coverage, the program annually pays out more than $2 billion in free emergency coverage that mostly goes to illegal immigrants, according to Kaiser Health News.

The vast majority of the total emergency care reimbursements cover delivering babies, Kaiser reports.

Based on a Kaiser data analysis of the states believed to have the greatest populations of illegal immigrants – including California, New York, Texas, North Carolina, Arizona, Illinois and Florida – more than 100,000 people annually receive emergency care that is reimbursed by Medicaid.

California, Kaiser’s analysis showed, receives approximately half of the annual $2 billion Medicaid expenditure category.

That category of Medicaid also covers some homeless people and legal immigrants who have been in the country less than five years – and are therefore mostly ineligible for Medicaid, according to Kaiser.

“We can’t turn them away,” Joanne Aquilina, the chief financial officer of Bethesda Healthcare System in Boynton Beach, Fla., told Kaiser.

Nearly one-third of Bethesda Hospital East’s annual 2,900 births are paid for by emergency Medicaid funding.

According to a 2007 Journal of the American Medical Association report, an analysis of claims reimbursed by Emergency Medicaid over a four-year period in North Carolina revealed that 99 percent of the 48,391 individual cases went toward services for illegal immigrants.

Kaiser reports that hospitals generally realize when patients are illegal immigrants, even though they do not explicitly ask them their status, because they do not possess a Social Security Number, birth certificate or other documents.

“We gather information to qualify patients for something and through that process, if you really hit a dead end, you know they are illegal,” Steve Short, the chief financial officer at Tampa General Hospital, told Kaiser.

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DHS Delayed Arrest Of Democrat Senator’s Illegal Alien Sex Offender Intern Until After Election

Arrested Menendez Intern Reportedly An Illegal Immigrant, Sex Offender – Washington Free Beacon

An unpaid intern of Sen. Robert Menendez (D., N.J.) was an illegal immigrant and registered sex offender, and was arrested by immigration authorities Dec. 6, the Associated Press reported.

The Homeland Security Department instructed federal agents to not arrest Luis Abraham Sanchez Zavaleta, 18, until after Election Day, according to a U.S. official involved in the case:

Zaveleta was arrested by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents in front of his home in New Jersey, two federal officials said. Sanchez, who entered the country on a now-expired visitor visa from Peru, is facing deportation and remains in custody. The officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to discuss details of Sanchez’s immigration case. [...]

Menendez, who advocates aggressively for pro-immigration policies, was re-elected in November with 58 percent of the vote. Congressional staffers who work for Menendez were notified about Sanchez’s case shortly after the arrest. Sanchez told ICE agents that he worked on immigration issues for the senator. A spokesman for Menendez said she was looking into the matter. [...]

The prosecutor’s office in Hudson County, N.J., said Sanchez was found to have violated the law in 2010 and subsequently required to register as a sex offender. The exact charge was unclear because Sanchez was prosecuted as a juvenile and those court records are not publicly accessible. The prosecutor’s office confirmed to AP that Sanchez registered as a sex offender, although his name does not appear on the public registry.

Menendez said he did not know about the arrest until just before his interview on MSNBC Wednesday afternoon, but his staff became aware of it on Monday.

“We certainly wouldn’t have known through any background checks since he is a minor about any sex offender status,” Menendez said. “Once it came to our attention, our New Jersey staff director let the young man go from the program… We have a whole bunch of college interns. There’s no way we can know about any allegation as a juvenile. That’s the story.”

Last month, New Jersey Republicans asked the Senate Ethics Committee to launch an investigation into Menendez based on public records and media reports indicating the senator failed to disclose and seek permission for a series of flights between Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic from 2010 to 2012.

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*VIDEO* Illegal Alien Mass Voter Fraud Discovered In Florida

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Obama’s Drunk-Driving, Illegal Alien Uncle Issued ‘Hardship Driver’s License’

Obama’s Drunk-Driving, Illegal Alien Uncle Issued ‘Hardship Driver’s License’ – Boston Herald

Just a week after he copped a plea in a drunken-driving rap, President Obama’s illegal-alien uncle has landed a hardship driver’s license from the Registry of Motor Vehicles, making it perfectly legal for him to drive in Massachusetts – even though the feds say he doesn’t belong here.

Onyango Obama, 67, who lost his regular license for 45 days last week, scored his limited license yesterday from the Registry’s Wilmington branch, after convincing a hearing officer that life without wheels would have posed an undue hardship on his livelihood as a liquor-store manager. Obama bolstered his case with a letter from his employer, Conti Liquors, as well as proof that he’d enrolled in an alcohol-treatment program.

“He met all of the criteria,” RMV spokeswoman Sara Lavoie said.

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Of the state’s decision to award Obama a license even though the federal government considers him an illegal alien, Lavoie would only say, “Registry business is based on Registry records.”

The license allows Obama to drive from noon to midnight.

The license award drew fire from one advocate of tough enforcement on illegals, Bristol County Sheriff Thomas Hodgson.

“Our democracy is predicated on law,” Hodgson said. “When we start to interpret these laws differently and manipulate them the way we want them to work for certain people, we start to send a mixed message to people that the law doesn’t really matter. Its subject to interpretation. You don’t have to follow the law. They find ways to justify it. We need the laws to be very clear. We need ‘no’ to mean ‘no’ again.”

Hodgson, along with sheriffs in Plymouth and Worcester counties, stood up for Secure Communities, a program that feeds local police fingerprint checks into federal databases to check the citizenship status of accused criminals. Gov. Deval Patrick has refused to enroll the state in the program.

Obama, a Kenyan national, lost his license last week after admitting in court that Framingham cops had sufficient evidence to convict him in an August OUI bust. His lawyer, P. Scott Bratton, said Obama has an immigration hearing next month.

A judge continued Obama’s OUI case without a finding for one year, meaning he’ll face no further punishment if he stays out of trouble. Obama is the half-brother of President Obama’s late father, and the older brother of Zeituni Onyango, who was granted asylum in 2010.

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Illegal Alien With Multiple Deportations, DUIs Arrested… Again

Man With Multiple Deportations, DUIs Arrested – North County Times

Police arrested a man who had been previously deported three times on suspicion of drunken driving, resisting arrest and hit-and-run, according to the Escondido Police Department.

Juan Tello Flores, 25, was stopped by officers in the area of Bear Valley Parkway and Suburban Hills Drive about 9:12 p.m. Sunday on suspicion of drunken driving, said Lt. Craig Carter.

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The man allegedly fled and officers chased the vehicle until it crashed into two other vehicles, injuring one person, Carter said.

Flores was booked into the Vista jail on various charges, including felony hit-and-run, drunken driving, driving on a suspended license, resisting arrest and felony evading with injury, according to police. Immigration authorities placed an immigration hold on Flores.

The man had been formally deported three times and had voluntarily returned to Mexico 12 times, Carter said. He also had five previous drunken driving arrests, Carter said.

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Leftist Judge Defies Virginia Supreme Court To Revisit Case Of Illegal Alien Set For Deportation

Leftist Judge Defies Virginia Supreme Court To Revisit Case Of Illegal Alien Set For Deportation – Fox News

A Virginia judge has openly defied his state’s Supreme Court, ignoring a key immigration ruling in order to reopen the case of an immigrant slated for deportation.

In a move that stunned attorneys involved in the case, Loudoun County District Court Judge Dean Worcester declared last week that he would not heed a January opinion by the Virginia Supreme Court. That ruling said judges could not use a certain legal provision to revisit convictions for immigrants who claim their attorneys did not tell them they could be deported.

Worcester, who already has reopened several immigrants’ cases, did not agree. But rather than take it on the chin and follow precedent, the judge granted himself an exception.

“If this court were to abide by (the Virginia Supreme Court ruling), a constitutional violation will stand uncorrected,” the judge wrote. “The court will not allow this to happen.”

Neither the defense nor the prosecution saw that coming. Rob Robertson, the immigrant’s attorney in the case, told FoxNews.com that, although he was delighted with the ruling, he was “shocked” by it.

“I think I’m more shocked than most other people that Judge Worcester ruled the way he did,” Robertson said.

The prosecutor in the case has filed an appeal.

In the judge’s opinion, Worcester acknowledged that his court is bound to follow precedent, particularly when the precedent comes from a higher court. However, he said, that standard “is not absolute and there are rare exceptions.”

Consider this one of them.

The case in question involved an immigrant who pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor larceny charge in 2005. He was originally charged with a felony count but as a result of the plea agreement received a suspended sentence of 12 months in jail — meaning he did not serve time. However, according to the court he was never told by his attorney that his conviction could have ramifications for his immigration status. Sure enough, the federal government in September 2010 ordered him deported to Peru.

Because he was not in custody, the defendant could not challenge his treatment on a habeas corpus claim. Under Virginia law, the window also had long since passed to file a motion to reopen the case. So the defendant, Edgar Cabrera, pursued an avenue which had been used by other immigrants facing deportation — citing a “writ of error” claiming he received ineffective counsel in violation of the Sixth Amendment.

Backing up this defense was a U.S. Supreme Court ruling a year ago, Padilla v. Kentucky, which held that an attorney “must inform a client whether his plea carries a risk of deportation.”

But the Virginia Supreme Court came back last month and ruled that the “reliance on Padilla is misplaced.” Further, the court said defendants can only challenge their case on these grounds by citing an error that would have prevented a judgment.

“While ineffective assistance of counsel may render a judgment voidable upon the necessary showing, it does not render the trial court incapable of rendering judgment,” the court ruled.

Though that ruling dealt with the cases of two other immigrants facing deportation, not the case of the immigrant ordered back to Peru, Robertson said he assumed the state Supreme Court decision effectively ended his client’s chance at a new hearing.

“Frankly, I had already told my client he was going to lose,” Robertson said.

Instead, Worcester threw out Robertson’s client’s guilty plea and reopened the case, scheduling a preliminary hearing for March 31.

Robertson, while noting that the “fight” is not over, said the ruling was correct, even if unexpected. He said the state Supreme Court had basically taken away defendants’ right to seek any “remedy” after the fact should they realize later on that their legal advice was not sufficient.

“A lot of these people don’t figure out they’re in trouble … until immigration comes knocking,” he said.

But Loudoun Commonwealth’s Attorney James Plowman, who on Tuesday appealed the decision to the local Circuit Court, said the judge’s argument “assumes that there is a remedy for every situation, which there’s not.”

Plowman said he was “a little bit shocked” by Worcester’s ruling, arguing that for a judge to vacate a ruling years down the road is tantamount to a dismissal.

“If you start vacating cases that are five and 10 years old, you might as well just dismiss them, because the likelihood of the prosecution being able to resurrect a case that’s 10 years old, track down witnesses… you really… put our backs to the wall here,” he said.

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Bomb Case Blows Up In Feds’ Face – New York Post

In a stunning setback to President Obama’s approach to trying terrorism suspects, the first Guantanamo detainee to be prosecuted in civilian court nearly walked free when a jury found him not guilty on all but one of 285 terror-related counts yesterday.

Ahmed Khalfan Ghailani, a Tanzanian, beat weighty charges such as conspiracy to kill US nationals and conspiracy to use weapons of mass destruction in the 1998 attacks on US embassies in Nairobi, Kenya, and Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, which claimed 224 lives.

He was convicted only on Count 5, a minor charge of conspiracy to damage or destroy US property with explosives.

But that count includes a subsection that asks jurors if the defendant’s conduct caused death of persons other than his co-conspirators – and the jury said “yes.”

That lone guilty verdict is enough to send the terrorist to jail for at least 20 years under federal sentencing guidelines, and maybe for the rest of his life.

Ghailani, 36, smiled during the eight minutes it took to read all the charges.

“We respect the jury’s verdict and are pleased that Ahmed Ghailani now faces a minimum of 20 years in prison and a potential life sentence,” the Justice Department said in a statement.

The failure to pin more serious convictions on Ghailani is likely to be seen as a setback for Obama’s plans to close Guantanamo and try 174 terrorism suspects in civilian courts.

The detainees at Guantanamo include Khalid Sheik Mohammed, the accused mastermind of the Sept. 11 attacks.

While the feds obtained a conviction, it was not on the more serious charges they needed to set a precedent for future prosecutions.

The major problem was prosecutors’ inability to establish how much Ghailani knew about the attacks or his involvement in the bombings.

Defense attorneys were elated at the jury’s conclusion, and said they plan to appeal the single conviction.

“This verdict is a reaffirmation that this nation’s judicial system is the greatest ever devised. It is truly a system of laws and not men,” said defense lawyer Peter Quijano.

Ghailani was transferred from Guantanamo Bay to New York in June 2009.

Following several tense days of deliberations, prosecutors were lucky to get even the one conviction, after seeing their case nearly implode in a mistrial.

The panel, which deliberated for a week, reached its decision two days after one juror asked to be excused, saying she was being “attacked” for her dissenting opinion.

But the jurors went back to work and reached the single unanimous verdict.

“You have reason to feel proud,” said Judge Lewis Kaplan. “You have all done your duty. Our nation is a better place. I and everyone else have been struck by the way you did your duty. You reviewed the evidence with great care.”

The government accused Ghailani of buying seven gas cylinders used in the bombs and the truck used to transport them.

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DA Promises To Prosecute Overly Touchy Pat Downs – KGO

The San Mateo district attorney’s office has a warning for all TSA personnel at SFO – anyone inappropriately touching a passenger during a security pat down will be prosecuted.

“The case would be reviewed and if we could prove the elements of it, that it was inappropriately done with a sexual or lewd intent, that person would be prosecuted,” incoming San Mateo DA Steve Wagstaffe said.

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Ohio Woman Outraged By TSA Pat-Down: ‘She Sexually Assaulted Me’ – The Blaze

An Ohio woman traveling with her infant son says a pat-down by a TSA screener went too far. “She sexually assaulted me,” Erin Chase complained Wednesday of the intrusive search.

“She needs to lose her job,” she said of the TSA employee. Chase’s complaint is just one of thousands pouring in from frustrated air passengers over the TSA’s recently implemented security checks.

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China Hijacked Internet Traffic From Federal Sites – Information Week

A state-owned Chinese telecommunications firm “hijacked” Internet traffic in April, affecting traffic from U.S. government domains and raising serious implications for Internet safety.

For about 18 minutes on April 8, 2010, China Telecom diverted U.S. and other foreign Internet traffic through servers in China, according to a report by the U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission.

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Government Made $125 Billion In Improper Payments Last Year – Washington Post

The federal government’s improper payments totaled about $125 billion in fiscal 2010 as unemployment insurance and Medicaid payments increased, officials said Tuesday.

The total improper payment amount climbed $15 billion from the previous year. The payments included about 89,000 checks sent to dead or incarcerated people as part of the economic stimulus program.

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Student Body President In CA Is Illegal Alien – Daily Caller

The popular student body president at California State University, Fresno has publicly revealed a personal detail he long sought to keep secret: He is an illegal immigrant.

Pedro Ramirez, 22, previously told campus administrators in confidence that he was concerned about going public with his immigration status after winning the top post in student government.

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Prosecutor Wants WikiLeaks Boss Arrested For Rape – WNYW

A Swedish prosecutor said Thursday she had requested the arrest of Julian Assange, the founder of whistleblower website WikiLeaks, to face charges of rape and sexual molestation.

“I request the District Court of Stockholm to detain Mr. Assange in his absence, suspected of rape, sexual molestation and unlawful coercion,” Swedish director of prosecutions Marianne Ny said in a statement.

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Physics Breakthrough As CERN Scientists Capture Antimatter Atoms For First Time – Daily Mail

In an astonishing breakthrough, a team of British and international physicists were able to ‘trap’ 38 atoms of anti-hydrogen in a laboratory for a fraction of a second.

While the experiment is unlikely to lead to the warp engines, anti-matter drives or the faster than light travel of Star Trek, it could shed light on the nature and origins of the Universe.

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Cops: Woman Posed As Doctor To Do Breast Exams – CBS News

Police arrested a woman in Idaho’s capital city after they say she impersonated a plastic surgeon and conducted breast exams on at least two women in local bars.

Kristina B. Ross was arrested and jailed on accusations of unlicensed practice of medicine. It all started when Boise police were called to a downtown medical office by employees of a licensed plastic surgeon.

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Argentinian Politician Slaps Colleague In Spat – Sky News

A disagreement over the budget erupted into fisticuffs when Graciela Camano punched opposition politician Carlos Kunkel in the mouth.

Two TV news channels were broadcasting the session in the capital Buenos Aires when Ms Camano got out of her chair to confront Mr Kunkel. The two exchanged words, then Ms Camano slapped Mr Kunkel in the mouth and walked out of the chamber.

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Bristol Palin’s Dancing With The Stars Performance Leads To 15-Hour Police Standoff – Weekly Vice

Steven N. Cowan, a 66-year-old Verona man was jailed Tuesday after he allegedly shot his television and created a 15-hour standoff with police, all because Bristol Palin had not yet been voted off Dancing With The Stars.

Cowan and his wife were watching the show when he became irate because Bristol Palin was still on the show, and he did not think that she was a good dancer.

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Mum Sparks Bomb Alert To Stop Wedding – Orange News

A mother told Russian airport officials her daughter was a suicide bomber in a desperate bid to stop her flying away to get married.

Police scrambled to intercept the unsuspecting bride-to-be as her plane was prevented from taking off from Moscow’s Domodedovo Airport. But when authorities realised the tip-off was bogus they traced the anonymous call back to the woman’s mother.

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