Thursday, July 14, 2005

Dr. Dean, Could You Please Repeat That?

Howard Dean, said of the Republican party- "[They are] a pretty monolithic party. They all behave the same. They all look the same. It's pretty much a white Christian party."

It now looks like even the MSM can't ignore the reality.
"...New Republicans are African Americans and Hispanics. From a conservative perspective, African Americans and Hispanics conspicuously are asserting themselves in the public square by engaging in politics, commerce and the judiciary….Minorities are breathing new life into the Republican Party. They are affirming that absolute moral truth exists, that traditional values matter and that their dreams can be realized by preserving proven historical ways to succeed."

Well it's about time they noticed. I wonder if Howling Howard has heard of this.

Ari, should you choose to undertake the task of being the bearer of this news, may I ask you to wear protective gear, especially for your ears. Also, be sure to note all possible means of exit from the room before you make the announcement, we don't want to lose you :)

HAT TIP: The Conservative Rant

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Trial of the New Ipswich Trespassing Case

District Court Judge L. Phillips Runyon, who presided over the case of the illegal immigrant arrested by New Ipswich, NH police chief W. Garrett Chamberlain on the charge of trespassing (link to original incident posted here), ruled to delay the hearing until the cases in neighboring New Husdon, which were inspired by the action in New Ipswich, go to trial. However, that trial too will feature the same defense lawyers & the same judge.

Chief Chamberlain’s arrest of Ramirez was based the trespass code in the New Hampshire (RSA 635:2), which states that- criminal trespass involves a person who, “knowing that he is not licensed or privileged to do so . . . enters or remains in any place.” The reason for arrest being, Ramirez is not “licensed or privileged” to enter New Hampshire.

“What I’m trying to do, is find a manner in which we can get the federal government to step up to the plate and start helping out,” Chamberlain told the Associated Press. “It’s basically a situation here where right now if you make it past the border patrol, you’re free and clear. . . . What I’m hoping to do is find a way that if the feds aren’t going to help us out, then local enforcement can take care of it.”

The high powered lawyers, procured by the ACLU, and paid for by the Mexican government have intimidated the police department into dropping one part of the charge - the “enters” portion, leaving only “remains,” apparently because when first questioned by police he had already stopped inside the town. I remain baffled by how a person "remains" in town without "entering" the town first. I am sure the law firm must be aware of some law of nature of which I am not.

Another interesting note was that,
Among those in the crowd was Porfirio Thierry Munoz-Ledo, consul general for the Mexican consulate in Boston. The Mexican government has expressed concern about the New Ipswich arrest and has been helping to pay Ramirez’ legal fees and driving him and his father to court.

Is this the best use of the money of the Mexican taxpayer? The exorbitant fees paid to these lawyers could easily be used to open several schools or several employment-generating businesses or provide health care for many people in Mexico. The fact that the Mexican government chooses to spend money on lawyers for Mexicans who violate America law rather than on the needs of the law abiding people in Mexico is very telling.

Incidentally, several state representatives, including Lee Slocum, R-Amherst, and Andrew Renzullo and Jordan Ulery, both Hudson Republicans are urging the local House Immigration Caucus to consider bills that would provide a legal framework to trespassing charges. Should they succeed, the federal government would find it-self hard put not to act on the issue.

Another issue is the employers who hire illegals. Despite the charges & trial, Ramirez's employer has yet to be charged with any crime by the Officials at Immigration and Customs Enforcement. The reason they cite is the numerous incidents that have occurred involving the use of fake Social Security numbers. Such incidents are indicative of the need for a better system of identification verification in the US.

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