Archive for May, 2010

A statement released by Congressman weasel Solomon Ortiz if chock full of in your face statements touting the continuing monies that will go to Mexico long after we manage to fix anything in regards to the border, security, drug cartels, etc.

Here is the email i sent out to friends. Feel free to copy and paste to your friends.

Friends,

I received a forwarded email from a friend, and have  highlighted the particular comments to this statement that our Congressman Ortiz of Tx D-27 has made. I believe that it is probably fairly standard copy and other congress/senate members probably released similar responses. Please make note of the highlighted areas. The italic comments are my personal comments. The repercussions of this ‘next initiative’ will be felt across the country, not just locally so please feel free to pass it along to other concerned voters and your candidates running for office.
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STATEMENT

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Contact: Jose Borjon, (202) 225-7742 or (202) 579-2403

ORTIZ RELEASES STATEMENT FOLLOWING PRESIDENT CALDERON’S ADDRESS TO A JOINT SESSION OF CONGRESS

To watch President Calderon’s address to a joint session of Congress, click here.

WASHINGTON–U.S. Rep. Solomon P. Ortiz (D-Texas) today released the following statement after the President of Mexico, Felipe Calderon Hinojosa, addressed a joint session of Congress on Capitol Hill:

“This morning, President Calderon addressed Members of Congress – of both the House and the Senate – and shared concerns of Mexico’s current state of affairs. During President Calderon’s address to Congress, he spoke about the violence along the U.S.-Mexico border, the war on organized criminal activity, the country’s economic state, the dynamics of trade between both countries, current immigration policies in the United States and the strong ties Mexico and the United States have.

“I stand by President Calderon as we work to better the social and economic interests of Mexico and the United States. During his address today, President Calderon said he wants North America to be one of the strongest and most prosperous regions of the world. I too share that vision and goal. “In December 2009, Congressman Luis Gutierrez and I introduced a comprehensive immigration reform plan that is a step in the right direction for this country. (yes, mr. Ortiz, you introduced it, but you fail to mention you had absolutely ZERO part in actually DRAFTING the legislation)

(notice we are now a COLLECTIVE ‘North America’ and not only the United States)

“Through this bill we would ensure our borders are safe and secure while making certain millions of people who live in this country (illegally) have access to a path to residency and citizenship.

“Undocumented immigrants currently living in this country would have to register with the government, pay all taxes, pay a $500 fine, submit to thorough criminal and security background checks, learn English and U.S. civics to be considered for a six year conditional visa. After the six year period, those people living here with a visa are eligible to apply for residency. This bill would allow millions of people living in this country the right to integrate into this society. (the right? And these ideas do not specify who pays for the the english, civics lessons. the fine of $500 is a light penalty when you take into consideration the tax burden this implementaion will put upon the American tax payers as well as MORE bloated government!)

“We need a system that is tough on enforcement, fair to taxpayers, and our workforce. A new system that ends exploitation and abuses that are everywhere in our current system and I know this plan does that.

“This year marks the final year of the three-year Merida Initiative, and the U.S. Congress and President Obama’s administration are working closely, together with counterparts in Mexico, to develop the next phase of assistance. (see below for the numbers on the Merida Initiative)

“As I have emphasized, the new assistance package to Mexico must encompass investments in four critical areas: 1) assistance to help Mexico continue to disrupt the organizational capacity of the drug cartels; 2) efforts to strengthen Mexico’s institutional capacity to enforce the rule of law, particularly with respect to the judicial process; 3) investments in 21st century technologies and initiatives at our ports of entry that strengthen security while supporting vibrant cross-border trade and commerce and; 4) investments in social and economic development initiatives for local communities ravaged by violence and efforts to curb drug demand. (notice #1 and #2 are top and they all involve passing money along to mexico-AGAIN)

“I am committed to these causes and reiterate my support to President Calderon, his administration and the people of Mexico.”

 
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FYI:
Merida Inititative http://www.state.gov/p/inl/rls/fs/122397.htm Congress approved:
In 2008, $400 million for Mexico and $65 million for Central America, the Dominican Republic, and Haiti.
In 2009, $300 million for Mexico and $110 million for Central America, the Dominican Republic, and Haiti.
In 2010, $450 million for Mexico and $100 million for Central America…
 
$1.15 Billion to Mexico
$274 million to Central America.
Thus Far with more to come.
 
Please forward.
 
 
Jessica Puente- Bradshaw
 
Ran 2010 U.S. Congress Candidate Tx Dist-27
texansforjessica.com
twitter.com/jpbradshaw2010
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Clearly stated, money will continue to roll into Mexico in the form of “benevolent” donations courtesy of the American Taxpayer. Thes donations that are supposed to stop the drug trafficing and illegal immigration. Right. 
  
OH PLEASE, MR CALDERON. You know very well you make more money off the illegals working in the United States than you make off the people working in your own country. Of course, if you play the poor us game, not only do the remittances come in ( the #2 MONEY ECONOMY OF MEXICO – second only to OIL INDUSTRY!) but you also get cash roll-in from the USA for drug war you are supposedly trying to stop.
 
fyi: twitter @felipecalderonH