Senator Chuck Schumer Targeted for Ties to Immigrant Prison Industry

Senator Chuck Schumer Targeted for Ties to Immigrant Prison Industry

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On Tuesday, immigrant activists held protests outside of Senator Chuck Schumer’s (D – New York) office to draw attention to the support he has received over the years from the private prison industry. Schumer is a member of the gang of eight in the Senate, the group that is tasked with crafting an immigration reform bill. He also is the recipient of thousands of dollars in campaign contributions from the GEO Group and the Corrections Corporation of America (CCA). Note that one of Schumer’s biggest donors is Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld, which lobbies for CCA.

Presente.org, along with Migrant Power Alliance, the Dream Action Coalition, the Georgia Latino Alliance for Human Rights and the National Alliance for Latino and Caribbean Communities, are delivering over 30,000 signatures to Senator Schumer’s office in New York asking him to return the donations related to the private prison industry. They are also highlighting the Senator’s efforts to prioritize enforcement and punitive measures over policies to unite families. Some of the things that Schumer has done that activists are take issue with include: advocating for more border security at a time when the border is supposed to be the most secure, supporting the implementation of a national I.D. card, and calling the undocumented “illegals.

The CEO of CCA has even admitted recently to investors that the impact of any immigration reform would be positive because “There’s always going to be a demand for beds.”

Just this past Sunday on Meet the Press, Senator Schumer expressed optimism that an immigration bill would be introduced soon, saying, “With the agreement between business and labor, every major policy issue has been resolved on the gang of eight. Now everyone, we’ve all agreed that we’re not going to come to a final agreement until we see draft legislative language and we all agree on that. We’ve drafted some of it already, the rest will be drafted this week. So I’m very optimistic that we will have an agreement among the eight of us next week.”

Aside from the protests in New York, there were protests in other cities including Los Angeles outside of a downtown federal building, where protesters held signs that said, “Senator Schumer: you have a Latino problem.”

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And those protest signs may foreshadow an upcoming fight in terms of getting the grassroots excited about an immigration bill.

Photo Credit: Dream Action Coalition and Presente.org.

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  1. DEMAND A MANDATORY ID BIOMETRIC CARD, TO STOP ANOTHER ILLEGAL ALIEN INVASION.

    It’s oddly familiar amongst the Democrats and Republicans politicians, that anything that can save money overtime is either ignored or it’s a deliberate practice? They are either working for their own well being or the giant corporations or other entities that pull their strings. The millions of Americans, who have been the victim of ID theft, know the cold, hard truth. THAT IS WHY THE POPULATION OF THE UNITED STATES should demand a mandatory national ID card. A national ID card would rid us of the archaic Social Security card, which has been the epicenter of ID theft for years and growing? Has it happened to you? Did somebody steal your personal information? To repeat–a national biometric card could cure a lot of ills, which includes credit theft, voter fraud and could identify you on the spot, with a photograph, thumbprint and even a retinal eye scan. What could be simpler? Yet the tricksters that we deal with in Washington, letting Americans have to fight to get their good credit back, including me? Think of it—no more anguish, no more frustration with your bank, insurance company, buying a car and many other practical solutions. Perhaps also there would be no further need for the federal E-Verify provision in any new immigration reform laws, if every citizen, legal permanent resident carried this biometric card, it could detect any illegal aliens applying for a job.

    It’s come to a time when we need an official government ID card, which recognizes it holder immediately. You could either slide the card through a machine, which has the electronic micro chip sealed inside it. When checking the mandatory ID card against a nationwide data base at the Social Security Administration or Homeland Security agency. The identifiers such as the thumbprint would be cross-checked against the central terminal and immediately classify you to a mercantile venders, driver’s license bureau, voting station, applying for a mortgage or even buying a car? Hundreds of billions are stolen each year, because the sleaze bag criminals who have procured your Social Security number and other pertinent information. That illegal alien would not be able to match up their picture, let alone a thumbprint or retinal scan and would be caught out immediately. That any employer who does not check the biometric ID card, would be held fully responsible and would be heavily fined for knowingly hiring over two or more illegal workers and being transported to prison for 2 years or more.

    Illegal immigration has become the nemesis of working Americans, principally the low income and less educated worker. There is an absolute failure of successive administration to enact illegal entry as a felony, to build an absolute secure fence according to the 2006 Secure Fence Act. Except the 2006 secure fence was at least two fences running simultaneously to each other from its 15 mile corridor fence in San Diego, California to shoreline of Texas. This time it wasn’t the Democrats who crushed its ability through cutting funding, but two Republican Senators who are to blame.; both from Texas.

    THERE IS ALSO AN INCREASE IN ILLEGAL ALIENS, WHO HOPE TO BE “GRANDFATHERED” INTO THE NEW “GANG OF EIGHT” AMNESTY? THIS HAS BEEN SEEN AS SIGNIFICANT IN THE TEXAS SECTORS, AS THERE IS A MOVEMENT OF POOR PEOPLE TO ARRIVE HERE, SO THEY CAN TAKE ADVANTAGE OF BEING HERE BEFORE ANY IMMIGRATION REFORM ACT IS SIGNED. ANY NEW IMMIGRATION BILL CANNOT BE RUSHED, AS THAT WAS THE EXTENT OF THE 1986 LAW THAT BECAME A MONOLITHIC FAILURE, THAT TAXPAYERS ARE CARRYING EVEN TODAY.

    It’s really absurd to think that with the type of American engineers and highly talented people we have, that we can halt illegal immigration down to a slight trickle. Since investigating immigration I have determined that politicians have premeditatedly sat back and ignored the situation, which grows worse every day. Very few really work for the American people, as the main body in Congress uses their power and prestige to provide for themselves? It’s evident to me that ethics committees are a waste of time, because it’s very seldom that you hear of one of their own being convicted of an offense. The whole system is corrupt and until there is some resolution to this dilemma it’s never going to happen? Cronyism is out of control, which shows up in both parties, but the real problem is the blatant appearance of the lobbyists who have handfuls of money, to add amendments to all bills. Washington runs on greed and influence by the special interests?

    That’s why illegal immigration is not a felony, that’s why the real fences were never built, that is why illegal immigration and cheap labor is the heart of the matter. And what have these politicians have given us—NOTHING. They have stolen America’s future, because illegal alien invaders are accelerating their unfettered arrivals towards overpopulation. Annually the hundreds of billions of dollars must be spent on illegal aliens through our taxes, not our people, our sick, mentally handicapped, our veterans, our single mothers with children, our homeless. While the culprits in big business, unions and the buildup of radical minorities demanding free health care, free schooling, free everything, but pays nothing-absolutely nothing. Those corporations, agriculture entities grab the benefits of discount workers and the profits that flow from it. Agriculture is one of the worst purveyors, in hiring illegal aliens, as a sick worker will be dropped off at the nearest hospital, passing the fee to the taxpayer eventually. With a more truthful estimate of 20 to 30 illegal aliens receiving the privileges of legal status, that carries a massive cost in dollars that the Heritage Foundation has placed a unimaginable price tag on it? It is a mindless sum of $2.6 TRILLION of your dollars in social security and retirement pensions? That outside the cost is not part attributed to the 50 states $113 Billion a year, in just benefits to illegal alien children smuggled through borders or through flight ports of entry.

    You will find a petition at NumbersUSA to stop this travesty of the illegal alien invasion. Read more about the undeveloped border fence at AmericanPatrol and a surprising sensor called the “Sonic Barrier” that is far superior to the regular units they have on the border. AmericanPatrol can also illustrate to you the incompetence and intentional ignorance of the risks at the border, plus daily news and views that the Liberal press is keeping concealed? Here is a few websites for petitions against illegal immigration, news and reports not seen within the pages of the left wing press. NumbersUSA carries much intelligence on specific laws, with American Patrol showing ample evidence of an extremely weak border and ineffectual control at ports of entry, including airline terminals. There is daily news also to be found here, at American Patrol and all the happenings in Washington. Corruption and abuse of all our laws, pending immigration bills and abuses in congress is available at Judicial Watch. We cannot give any ground of any kind is to exchange blows, by confronting politician in any method possible, to even calling them through the Central Washington phone terminal at (202) 224-312. REMEMBER THESE LAWS CAN STOP FURTHER WAVES OF AN ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION INVASION, THAT THE TAXPAYERS ARE FORCED TO PAY.

  2. President Obama needs to take a few days off and go visit USA and Mexico border. He will see what Americans have to go threw daily protecting their families and processions. Its a no brainer, that our borders are not secured.Why not bring back our troups from Iraq and Afghanistan and secure our border. Now we have drug cartel coming accross the border. You think those illegal aliens are all good people looking for a better life.Gee I wonder why the USA has a high employment, higher medial bills, higher car insurance , ole yell, higher taxes to cover all the freebees these aliens are getting. Mr.President and Congress get off your donkey and elephant and get something done. If you don’t know how just resign and we’ll elect someone who will. We The People have had it. If we Americans want everything taken away from us, we would move to a socialist or communiam state.

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