Pro-Muslim protesters recently gathered outside the Village Parkway Baptist Church where Act of America was holding a meeting.
Members of the Council on American -Islamic Relations (CAIR) and other local organizations, including Jewish Voice for Peace( JVP), and Iraq Veterans against war (IVAR), accused ACT of being a hate group against Muslims.
In yet another show of arrogance, the Mexican government has warned Texas about denying birth certificates to the children who were allegedly born in U.S. to undocumented immigrants, and filed an amicus brief in late August on behalf of six children and their undocumented parents, who came from Mexico, Honduras and Guatemala. Some Texas county registrars have refused to accept as a valid form of ID anything short of a U.S. visa or consulate ID card.
Texas is wary of any and all foreign documents, especially those that can lead to permanent citizenship, because document fraud is all too common in Mexico.
The Mexican parents have provided “matrículas” or the ID cards that are issued by the Mexican Consulate to undocumented immigrants. Mexico says their practice of issuing these ID cards is better than practice among other countries to accept passports or other forms of ID to issue birth certificates.
But Texas has the sovereign right, as a state under the U.S. Constitution, to determine what forms of ID are acceptable to grant birth certificates.
Mexico conveniently forgets that these parents are in the U.S. and in Texas illegally. Don’t they think anyone will do anything possible, including commit fraud, to gain an “Anchor Baby”? This seems to show how disrespectful Mexico is of Texas and American laws and sovereignty, particularly immigration laws. It is also curious that Mexico would be so willing to help their countrymen immigrate to a foreign nation.
The Mexican government is requesting that Texas be clear about what two forms of ID it will accept in order to give the children U.S. birth certificate. They claim the controversy “jeopardizes their (the illegal aliens’) dignity and well-being”. Excuse me? The “dignity and well-being” of people who entered America and Texas illegally?
These same illegal alien families who obviously don’t respect American immigration laws by entering the country illegally, claim Texas is violating the 14th amendment and that the state is superseding federal immigration laws. It’s ironic that illegal aliens who broke the law want to use the law to find a pathway to citizenship.
Furthermore, Mexico has the nerve to say that a parent’s undocumented status should not affect a child’s ability to obtain a birth certificate. “We think that they are not immigration authorities,” said Consul Carlos González Gutiérrez from the Mexican Consulate General’s office in Austin.
Besides illegal alien parents wanting to secure birth certificates for their anchor babies, this law suit is also about states’ rights and Texas’ freedom to determine its own laws. The Obama Administration would love to strengthen federal power over Texas and the states.
These are dangerous political times for the protections detailed in the Constitution for both states and citizens. Texas has a right to determine the proper documentation for granting birth certificates because it helps to protect its citizens and sovereignty…since Obama and federal government aren’t.
The recent news of the murder committed by an illegal alien in San Francisco has brought a great deal of attention to President Obama’s failed border and immigration policies. While he and his liberal/progressive supporters defend their actions and inactions, criminal illegal aliens and drugs continue enter U.S. These are a few reports from the south Texas border during the 4th of July week.
On Thursday, July 16, Fox News had Geraldo Rivera in Mexico City reporting on the escape of drug lord “El Chapo” Guzman. He reported that the Mexican government is corrupt but they are making all efforts to recapture Guzman. Say what?
Since the creation of the Texas/Mexican border, Texans and U.S. citizens have had to compete with cheap Mexican labor along the border. Here is a clear example of the impact of cheap Mexican labor on American workers.
This past June, the U.S. Department of Justice found against a Rio Grande Valley farmer for what was called an “unfair hiring practice” that discriminated against job seekers based on immigration status. DOJ argued that the farmer’s company preferred temporary H-2 visa employees from Mexico over U.S. citizens. The cry of “unfair hiring practices” is not new in the south Texas border region. In the 1940s, my father Eduardo Rodriguez, organized a printers’ labor union in Laredo to keep Mexican workers from taking American jobs.