Category Archives: Immigrants

Hawaii judge Derrick Watson weakens Trump travel ban, Expands list of exceptions, Why not just issue birth certificates like done for foreign born Obama?

Hawaii judge Derrick Watson weakens Trump travel ban, Expands list of exceptions, Why not just issue birth certificates like done for foreign born Obama?

“All of the employment gains among women since the recession hit in December 2007 have been taken by foreigners, even at a time when the numbers of U.S.-born women surged more than 600,000, according to new federal statistics.”…Washington Examiner August 7, 2015

“Moore said he’s seen no convincing evidence that Obama is a “natural born citizen” and a lot of evidence that suggests he is not.”…Judge Roy Moore interview by WND

Freedom is the freedom to say that two plus two make four. If that is granted, all else follows.”…George Orwell, “1984”

 

 

A “birth certificate” for foreign born Obama was manufactured from the record of birth recorded in Hawaii so why not just create one for the stream of other illegal immigrants. That way they can enter the country and run for president.

From The Hill July 14, 2017.

“Hawaii judge weakens Trump travel ban”

“A Hawaii federal judge dealt a blow to President Trump’s travel ban affecting six majority-Muslim nations on Thursday, expanding the list of exceptions to the executive order.

U.S. District Judge Derrick Watson, who blocked Trump’s original travel ban in March, weakened the already watered-down revised version by saying the government could not enforce the ban on grandparents, grandchildren, brothers-in-laws, sisters-in-laws, uncles, aunts, nieces, nephews and cousins of individuals living in the U.S.

The Supreme Court said in June that the Trump administration could enforce the ban against foreign nationals, but not those with a “bona fide” relationship or entity in the U.S.

The court plans to examine the ban in full during its next session.

White House officials originally told reporters after the ruling that foreign travelers from affected countries can only come to the U.S. to visit spouses, parents, parents-in-law, children, adult sons or daughters, siblings, step- or half-siblings, or sons- and daughters-in-law.

Hawaii asked a federal judge in June to clarify that the administration cannot enforce a temporary ban against certain relatives.

Watson said the administration has a flawed understanding of the decision, and expanded meaning of what a “bona fide” relationship is.”

Read more:

http://thehill.com/homenews/administration/341995-hawaii-judge-rules-to-weaken-trump-travel-ban

 

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Martinez Lemus illegal alien charged with murder of 80 year old woman, Previously charged with felony serious injury by vehicle driving while impaired driving without a license careless and reckless driving and traveling the wrong way on a highway, Anyone assisting him stay in the US accessory

Martinez Lemus illegal alien charged with murder of 80 year old woman, Previously charged with felony serious injury by vehicle driving while impaired driving without a license careless and reckless driving and traveling the wrong way on a highway, Anyone assisting him stay in the US accessory

“All of the employment gains among women since the recession hit in December 2007 have been taken by foreigners, even at a time when the numbers of U.S.-born women surged more than 600,000, according to new federal statistics.”…Washington Examiner August 7, 2015

“A North Carolina teen who made international headlines Monday for allegedly beheading his mother with a knife is in the country illegally and is now wanted by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement for deportation.”…Charlotte Observer March 7, 2017

“California State Senate President Pro Tem Kevin De Léon (D-Los Angeles) said last Tuesday that “half his family” was in the country illegally, using false documents, and eligible for deportation under President Trump’s new executive order against “sanctuary” jurisdictions.”…Breitbart February 5, 2017

 

I have had it!

Thank God Trump was elected. If he had been in office earlier perhaps this death could have been avoided.

Anyone who has assisted Martinez Lemus in staying in this country illegally is guilty of being an accessory to murder.

From Fox 8 News June 22, 2017.

“Man accused of DWI in wrong-way crash that killed 80-year-old woman in Winston-Salem was in US illegally”

“A man accused of driving while impaired in a wrong-way crash that killed an 80-year-old woman in Winston-Salem was in the country illegally, according to police.

Martinez Lemus, 28, faces charges in connection to the death of Jean Lawrence High.

At about 10:40 p.m. on June 15, police received reports of a vehicle traveling northbound in the southbound lanes of Highway 52.

Police add an officer, with an unrelated arrestee in his vehicle, was nearly struck by the vehicle while traveling southbound on the highway.

The vehicle, a 2004 Nissan driven by Lemus, then hit a 2012 Toyota which had three people inside.”

“With High’s death, police have upgraded charges against Martinez Lemus and he is now charged with felony death by motor vehicle. He previously was charged with felony serious injury by vehicle, driving while impaired, driving without a license, careless and reckless driving, and traveling the wrong way on a highway.

Lemus is being held at the Forsyth County jail under a $200,000 bond.

Police said Lemus did not have an American driver’s license on him and did not have a passport. They added that he did have a Salvadorian ID.”

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Man accused of DWI in wrong-way crash that killed 80-year-old woman in Winston-Salem was in US illegally

Anyone having information about organizations or individuals who helped Martinez Lemus stay in this country illegally, please provide it as a comment and I will pass it along or take the appropriate action.

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270+ illegal aliens from India to be deported, Estimated half million in US, Trump effort to deport illegals with criminal backgrounds, Zero Hedge explains problems in India, “Trump isn’t all that wrong”

270+ illegal aliens from India to be deported, Estimated half million in US, Trump effort to deport illegals with criminal backgrounds, Zero Hedge explains problems in India, “Trump isn’t all that wrong”

“All of the employment gains among women since the recession hit in December 2007 have been taken by foreigners, even at a time when the numbers of U.S.-born women surged more than 600,000, according to new federal statistics.”…Washington Examiner August 7, 2015

“60 Minutes investigates how some businesses have fired American workers and replaced them with cheaper labor: temporary, foreign workers with H-1B visas”..CBS 60 minutes March 19, 2017

“Bill Clinton, in a January 24, 1995 State Of The Union Address, took a position on illegal immigrants almost identical to Trump’s. He received a standing ovation.”…Citizen Wells

 

 

From the Washington Post March 24, 2017.

“U.S. authorities have begun pressing the Indian government to resolve more than 270 outstanding deportation cases involving Indian nationals, Indian officials said Friday.

Indian officials said they know little about the specifics of the cases and could not tell from their own data whether people had overstayed visas or were convicted of more serious criminal offenses.

“This is an ongoing matter,” Gopal Baglay, a spokesman for India’s Ministry of External Affairs, said in a statement. U.S. authorities had conveyed to India that the cases were pending, but “no details of these cases were provided. We have asked for the same,” Baglay said.

The request — which U.S. immigration officials insisted was routine — was nonetheless significant because it comes at a time when the administration of President Trump has launched raids and other wide-ranging efforts to arrest and deport many of the United States’ 11 million immigrants in the country illegally, particularly those with criminal backgrounds.

Of particular concern, according to Trump’s Jan. 25 immigration order, are countries that drag their feet accepting their wayward citizens back.

“Each country has an obligation under international law to accept the return of its nationals who are not eligible to remain in the United States or any other country,” said Brendan Raedy, a public affairs officer for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

He added that U.S. Homeland Security Secretary John F. Kelly has made clear that ICE will no longer exempt “classes or categories” of illegal immigrants from potential enforcement.

A rising number of Indians are living illegally in the United States — an estimated half a million people — according to a 2016 study by the Pew Research Center.

Returning them to their home country, particularly if they are criminals, has not always been easy. India has been dropped from a list of 20 countries labeled “recalcitrant” in accepting their citizens who have been convicted of crimes in the United States or overstayed their visas, and have deportation orders issued by a court.”

Read more:

https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/trump-administration-gives-target-list-of-illegal-immigrants-to-india/2017/03/24/cffcf49b-9a94-45a2-8908-994cfb8465c5_story.html?utm_term=.393bb23f0912

From Zero Hedge March 25, 2017.

“Is India The Next Pakistan? “It Keeps Getting Worse Ever Faster””

“Tribal cultures face an inherent contradiction. They create poison from within to grow more collectivist, controlling and tyrannical — members of the populace looks for nannies, and they readily find sociopaths to exploit that need. Their lack of organizational skills, their inability to engage in economic calculation and their irrationality lead to massive internal stresses and the ultimate devolution of such an unnatural society.

India finds itself in a situation where it is grasping for more totalitarianism to solve the problems that totalitarianism created. The demonetization exercise was an assertion of India’s underlying tribal and collectivist culture.

 

Demonetization Pain Continues

Cashless ATMs continue to be the new normal in India. In a recent conversation, economist Professor Madhusudan Raj mentioned that as many as 70% of the ATMs in his city are still not operational. The situation in villages and small towns is much worse. Banks are often clogged with people.

Eventually most people who must have cash will get it, but businesses need easy access to large amounts of their own cash without incurring transaction costs. They continue to face horrendous problems, which are translating into closures, retrenchment of staff, and bankruptcies. The tax authorities are getting increasingly rapacious. According to Professor Madhusudan Raj:

“The tax department is busy conducting raids on old widowers, small traders and merchants like chicken-shops, shoe-shops, small restaurants, gas stations etc.; pretty much anyone who deposited more than half a million rupee in banks during the demonetization process. The department is forcing small traders to declare income under Modi’s PMGKY (Prime Minister poverty alleviation) scheme, but leaves big corrupt business tycoons untouched.”

Draconian regulations on the use of cash are increasing. Businesses are in fear of the State. Freedom of speech is rapidly receding, not only because of fear of the government, but also because Indians are becoming increasingly fanatic.

Any new cash continues to find its way to the financially powerful, leaving small businessmen and the informal sector reeling in economic trauma. The normal rhythm of the economy has been destroyed. People continue to delay discretionary purchases. The market continues to be slow.

Businesses are failing and the poorest are finding employment very difficult to come by. Food prices are still much cheaper than normal, as a result of the economic struggles of poor people. Farmers are facing huge financial pressure in turn.

It is a vicious cycle in which people who at first lacked access to their own money because of the demonetization now face a situation in which they simply don’t have any work and hence no cash.”

“India’s GDP per capita is $1,718, making it poorer than Africa. You can enforce a perfect tax regime or a perfect ID system (neither of which is actually possible) on such a chaotic society, but you have to have productivity to make use of increased taxes and a better ID system. Indians are mostly unskilled, uneducated, and untrained, in short, largely unfit for the modern economy.

Any rational ruler would have focused on creating competence among Indians, without which any hopes connected to increased taxation will fail. Moreover, the situation can easily become a major humanitarian crisis in the coming age of robots.

Many people will lose their ID cards soon — as perhaps more than 80% of Indians do not live in proper housing. They lack safe storage to preserve such cards. Moreover, only about 10% to 15% of the population are “benefiting” (by getting subsidized food, gas, etc.) from the cards. Could it be that most of these beneficiaries are members of the middle class?”

“One of the largest illegal migrant groups in the US is from India. In this modern era, India’s crisis will not stay limited to India. As is the case with those from other eastern religions and societies, once they arrive, Indians vote to mirror what they left behind in their home country, often unknowingly — as the virus of totalitarianism is deeply ingrained in the culture of irrationality.

A wall might not be the answer, but Trump isn’t all that wrong.”

Read more:

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-03-24/india-next-pakistan-it-keeps-getting-worse-ever-faster

 

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Are U.S. jobs vulnerable to workers with H-1B visas?, CBS 60 minutes March 19, 2017, Loophole allows American companies to fill gaps in the workforce from overseas with highly skilled employees

Are U.S. jobs vulnerable to workers with H-1B visas?, CBS 60 minutes March 19, 2017, Loophole allows American companies to fill gaps in the workforce from overseas with highly skilled employees

“All of the employment gains among women since the recession hit in December 2007 have been taken by foreigners, even at a time when the numbers of U.S.-born women surged more than 600,000, according to new federal statistics.”…Washington Examiner August 7, 2015

“You can’t fix stupid.”…Ron White

“Bill Clinton, in a January 24, 1995 State Of The Union Address, took a position on illegal immigrants almost identical to Trump’s. He received a standing ovation.”…Citizen Wells

 

 

I watch little network TV.

Occasionally I watch 60 Minutes.

I am glad I did so last night.

From CBS 60 minutes March 19, 2017.

“Are U.S. jobs vulnerable to workers with H-1B visas?
“60 Minutes” investigates how some businesses have fired American workers and replaced them with cheaper labor: temporary, foreign workers with H-1B visas”

“Protecting American jobs was a signature theme of President Donald Trump’s “Make America Great Again” campaign. A frequent target of candidate Trump was the H-1B visa program. The program, created more than 25 years ago, allows American companies to fill gaps in the workforce from overseas with highly skilled employees, who can’t be found in the U.S. Many businesses use the program as intended, but we discovered more and more are taking advantage of loopholes in the law to fire American workers and replace them with younger, cheaper, temporary foreign workers with H-1B visas. But before the American workers walk out the door they often face the humiliating prospect of having to train the people taking their jobs.

Last October, Robert Harrison, a senior telecom engineer at the University of California San Francisco Medical Center, was called to a meeting at the university with about 80 of his IT co-workers.

“It’s gonna be a matter of time before everybody else feels the same burden, the same pinch, the same hurt that we’re feeling right here at UCSF. It’s a matter of time.” Robert Harrison
Bill Whitaker: What did they say to you?

Robert Harrison: We are sorry to inform you that as of Feb. 28, you’ll no longer have a job. We’re going to outsource your position to this company in India.

Bill Whitaker: To a company in India.

Robert Harrison: Yes, sir.

Robert Harrison CBS NEWS
Harrison was told he could stay on the job, get paid for four more months, and get a bonus if he trained his replacement.

Robert Harrison: And now I’m being told that I h– not only gonna lose my job, but also have to train these people to take my job.

Bill Whitaker: Are you angry?

Robert Harrison: Pissed. That exceeds angry. I’m really not a violent guy. I love people. But I’ve envisioned myself just backhanding the guy as he’s sitting next to me, trying to learn what I know. And I was like, God, please don’t let them send anybody to sit next to me, to shadow me. I don’t want to do this. I really don’t.

“I think, for once, we’re gonna stand up as Americans and say enough is enough. We’re not gonna take it anymore.” Kurt Ho
Harrison and his colleagues staged a protest outside the Medical Center. His fellow worker, senior systems administrator Kurt Ho is losing his job too. He had just trained his replacement from India.

Kurt Ho: I think, for once, we’re gonna stand up as Americans and say enough is enough. We’re not gonna take it anymore.

Sara Blackwell: Thank you for standing up for what you believe in.

Their rally was organized by this woman: Florida attorney Sara Blackwell.

Sara Blackwell: This is about the companies making the decision that you are worthless to them.

She represents hundreds of U.S. workers who were fired and replaced by foreign workers with H-1B visas.

Sara Blackwell: When you tell someone their real reason for getting rid of these jobs is for cheap foreign labor that should offend everyone.

Bill Whitaker: They have to train the worker who’s going to take their job?

Sara Blackwell: Right. They are told by their company: if you don’t train this person in a way that we approve of them being trained, then you don’t get your severance.

The UCSF Medical Center is a highly regarded state-run institution. Administrators say outsourcing the IT jobs could save $30 million taxpayer over the next five years. That’s a fraction of the university’s $5.8 billion annual budget, but to Robert Harrison, it’s his job.

Robert Harrison: I can’t wrap my mind around training somebody to take my position. You know, it’s my livelihood. How am I supposed to feel?

Bill Whitaker: I’ve heard some workers say this is like digging your own grave. Is that what it feels like?

Robert Harrison: It feels worse than that. It feels like not only am I digging the grave, but I’m getting ready to stab myself in the gut and fall into the grave.”

Read more:

http://www.cbsnews.com/news/are-u-s-jobs-vulnerable-to-workers-with-h-1b-visas/

 

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NC illegal alien beheads mother, Franklin County close to Durham where police just announced suspension of traffic checkpoints over concerns of role of local law enforcement officers in federal immigration enforcement, Greensboro still sanctioning fake ID cards from Faith Action?

NC illegal alien beheads mother, Franklin County close to Durham where police just announced suspension of traffic checkpoints over concerns of role of local law enforcement officers in federal immigration enforcement, Greensboro still sanctioning fake ID cards from Faith Action?

“You can’t fix stupid.” …Ron White

 

 

From the Charlotte Observer March 7, 2017.

“NC teen accused of beheading his mother is in country illegally and wanted by ICE

A North Carolina teen who made international headlines Monday for allegedly beheading his mother with a knife is in the country illegally and is now wanted by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement for deportation.

Bryan Cox, a spokesman for ICE in the southern region, said the agency has filed a detainer for 18-year-old Oliver Funes-Machado, who is charged with first-degree murder for allegedly cutting off the head of his mother, Yesenia Funes Beatriz Machado. The suspect was originally identified by local authorities with the last name spelled Funez.

An ICE detainer means Funes-Machado would enter ICE custody if he bonds out of local criminal custody in the murder case. The Associated Press was reporting late Tuesday that Funes-Machado was transferred to Central Prison in Raleigh under a safekeeping order.

“Given the charge,” Cox said, “the detainer would also apply at whatever point if/when he gets out of prison down the road. So either avenue. But the detainer does not preclude any criminal prosecution.”

Funes-Machado is originally from Honduras, ICE officials said.”

From ABC 11 March 6, 2017.
“DURHAM POLICE ENDING TRAFFIC CHECKPOINTS BECAUSE OF IMMIGRATION ENFORCEMENT CONCERNS
The Durham Police Department is suspending traffic checkpoints in the city in an effort to build better community relations.

“Because of the climate and the pulse of the community and the fear that exists, I did send a directive out,” said Chief C.J. Davis. “This was done to dispel fears that have currently arisen and to further encourage sustainable relationships with the diverse community we serve.”

The directive was issued last week.

Officers will continue to participate in multi-jurisdictional highway safety campaigns, such as Booze It & Lose It and Click It or Ticket.

“When planned and executed appropriately, these operations are very effective. However, in recent weeks there has been national and local concern regarding the role of local law enforcement officers in federal immigration enforcement,” said Davis.”

Read more:
Durham County is widely considered to be the most liberal county in NC.
Is Greensboro, NC still accepting and promoting fake ID cards from Faith Action?
I intend to find out.

 

Obama employment legacy, Hispanic employment skyrockets 29 percent, 9.37 million whites drop out of labor force, 94% of net job growth in the past decade part time or temp

Obama employment legacy, Hispanic employment skyrockets 29 percent, 9.37 million whites drop out of labor force, 94% of net job growth in the past decade part time or temp

“In December 2014 there were 18 million immigrants (legal and illegal) living in the country who had arrived since January 2000. But job growth over this period was just 9.3 million — half of new immigration.”…Center for Immigration Studies February 2015

“The number of persons employed part time for economic reasons (sometimes referred to as involuntary part-time workers) was little changed in September at 7.1 million. These individuals, who would have preferred full-time employment, were working part time because their hours had been cut back or because they were unable to find a full-time job.”…US Labor Dept. September 2014

“The official unemployment rate, which cruelly overlooks the suffering of the long-term and often permanently unemployed as well as the depressingly underemployed, amounts to a Big Lie.”…Jim Clifton, CEO of Gallup

 

Don’t tell me that illegal immigrants from Mexico and Central America have not been taking native born American jobs.

Numbers don’t lie.

Straight from the US Labor Department website.

Under Obama.

Hispanic employment up 29 percent!

9,374,000 white Americans dropped out of the labor force!

And all of the jobs that Obama bragged about adding.

94 percent were temporary or part time!

From Zero Hedge.

“Top Ex-White House Economist Admits 94% Of All New Jobs Under Obama Were Part-Time”

“Fast forward 6 years, when a report by Harvard and Princeton economists Lawrence Katz and Alan Krueger, confirms exactly what we warned. In their study, the duo show that from 2005 to 2015, the proportion of Americans workers engaged in what they refer to as “alternative work” soared during the Obama era, from 10.7% in 2005 to 15.8% in 2015. Alternative, or “gig” work is defined as “temporary help agency workers, on-call workers, contract company workers, independent contractors or freelancers”, and is generally unsteady, without a fixed paycheck and with virtually no benefits.

The two economists also found that each of the common types of alternative work increased from 2005 to 2015—with the largest changes in the number of independent contractors and workers provided by contract firms, such as janitors that work full-time at a particular office, but are paid by a janitorial services firm.

Krueger, who until 2013 was also the top White House economist serving as chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers under Obama, was “surprised” by the finding.

Quoted by quartz, he said “We find that 94% of net job growth in the past decade was in the alternative work category,” said Krueger. “And over 60% was due to the [the rise] of independent contractors, freelancers and contract company workers.” In other words, nearly all of the 10 million jobs created between 2005 and 2015 were not traditional nine-to-five employment.”

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2016-12-23/top-white-house-economist-admits-94-all-new-jobs-under-obama-were-part-time

 

 

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Faith Action ID issuance stupid and illegal, Greensboro NC police acceptance of non authorized IDs illegal, HB318 even with “amendment” forbids, Proposed HB100 removes amendment and strengthens accountability, NC DMV ID easy to get if legally in US

Faith Action ID issuance stupid and illegal, Greensboro NC police acceptance of non authorized IDs illegal, HB318 even with “amendment” forbids, Proposed HB100 removes amendment and strengthens accountability, NC DMV ID easy to get if legally in US

“Maria Sanchez was arrested on May 6, 2008 by investigators of the Alamance County Sheriff’s Office for stealing and using the identity of Veronica Arias.
Sanchez used the name, SSN, DOB, of Veronica Arias who is a living resident of Texas.
As a post-arrest procedure, Maria Sanchez was processed under the 287G program and identified as an illegal alien. She was subsequently processed for deportation.
Sanchez was provided work notes by the Alamance County Health Department to return to work at HondaPower Equipment (this creates substantial tax implications for the real Veronica Arias who is a lawful U.S. resident/citizen).”…Alamance County NC sheriff report 2008

“U.S. Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, investigating the issue”
“What he learned was astonishing. In 2013 and 2014 alone, ICE set loose more than 66,000 illegal immigrant criminals who had over 166,000 convictions (30,000 for drunk or drug driving, 414 kidnapping, over 11,000 rapes or other sexual assaults and 395 homicides). Already thousands of those have already been convicted of new crimes in the U.S., including felonies, since their release.”…WND October 25, 2015

“We are being lied to on a scale unimaginable by George Orwell.”…Citizen Wells

 

From Faith Action.

“In 2012, FaithAction was awarded the GPD Chief’s Award for this bridge-building work, and with the support of the GPD launched the FaithAction ID initiative in the summer of 2013, providing identification for ANY RESIDENT in our community who may not have access to government issued forms of ID”

“FaithAction ID cards provide participants with a verifiable form of ID that designated law enforcement, health centers, schools, businesses, and cultural arts organizations can use to better identify, serve, and protect you.  The card also reflects your support of safer, more inclusive and united communities for all. The FaithAction ID card is officially accepted by certain partners (discussed during the orientation), and may or may not be accepted by others, depending on the policy of each institution.”

Some of the Board Members:

Ms. Marikay Abuzuaiter
Greensboro City Council

Mr. Dan Koenig
Attorney, Triad Law Firm

Captain Mike Richey
Greensboro Police Department

http://faithaction.org/

It is easy to get a legal ID in NC.

Requirements & Documents to Obtain Non-Operator ID Cards

“Proof of Citizenship & Residency

To obtain a North Carolina ID card, you must be a North Carolina resident. Documents that you may present as proof of residency are listed in Table (3) of the approved list of acceptable documents.

You must also be a U.S. citizen or be able to demonstrate legal presence in the U.S. Documents that may be used to demonstrate legal presence are listed in Tables (7) and (8) of the approved list of acceptable documents.”

https://www.ncdot.gov/dmv/driver/id/

Getting an ID in NC is easy as long as you are here legally.

From Fox8 February 3, 2017.

“Greensboro police support non-government issued ID cards

“More than 200 people are closer to having ID cards Friday night. The cards are not government issued, but some local law enforcement agencies support giving them out. This is happening even in time when the Trump administration is talking tough about any help for people who are in the country illegally.

FaithAction is a group that supports immigrants, legal or illegal, and it has the support of law enforcement agencies like Greensboro police.

“When someone gets pulled over the first thing police asked for is identification and if they’re not able to provide that, they could potentially take that person to jail,” said David Fraccaro, the executive director of FaithAction. “That would mean taking our law-enforcement off the street and into a magistrate’s office for hours, when we have bigger fish to fry.”

Greensboro police say the IDs have worked well in the three years since FaithAction started this. To get the cards people must pay $10, go to an orientation, provide a different form of ID, like a passport, and have proof of their address.

Tough talk on immigration from the Trump administration has them organization wondering about the ID card program’s future.

“Don’t feel positive about the executive orders but we are feeling positive about the tremendous support from local law enforcement, who want the same thing we do… a safer and inclusive more united community,” Fraccaro said.

The Greensboro Police Department says it will continue to accept the IDs because its goal is to create a safer community and the IDs help.”

Greensboro police support non-government issued ID cards

a safer …. community”???

How is allowing illegal immigrants carte blanche to roam the city making the community safer?

I sent 2 emails Friday AM.

One to NC senator Phil Berger and the other to Burlington police chief Jeffrey Smythe.

To Phil Berger:

“Question:
Re: SESSION LAW 2015-294 HOUSE BILL 318.
From the NC site:
SECTION 11. Chapter 15A of the General Statutes is amended by adding a new Article to read: “Article 18. “Identification Documents.
 “§ 15A-306. Consulate documents not acceptable as identification.
(a) The following documents are not acceptable for use in determining a person’s actual identity or residency by a justice, judge, clerk, magistrate, law enforcement officer, or other government official:
 (1) A matricula consular or other similar document, other than a valid passport, issued by a consulate or embassy of another country.
(2) An identity document issued or created by any person, organization, county, city, or other local authority, except where expressly authorized to be used for this purpose by the General Assembly.
(b) No local government or law enforcement agency may establish, by policy or ordinance, the acceptability of any of the documents described in subsection (a) of this section as a form of identification to be used to determine the identity or residency of any person. Any local government policy or ordinance that contradicts this section is hereby repealed.”
This was widely reported.
However, the statute reads:
Article 18. Identification Documents.
§ 15A-311. Consulate documents not acceptable as identification.
 (a) The following documents are not acceptable for use in determining a person’s actual identity or residency by a justice, judge, clerk, magistrate, law enforcement officer, or other government official:
(1) A matricula consular or other similar document, other than a valid passport, issued by a consulate or embassy of another country.
 (2) An identity document issued or created by any person, organization, county, city, or other local authority, except where expressly authorized to be used for this purpose by the General Assembly.
 (b) No local government or law enforcement agency may establish, by policy or ordinance, the acceptability of any of the documents described in subsection (a) of this section as a form of identification to be used to determine the identity or residency of any person. Any local government policy or ordinance that contradicts this section is hereby repealed.
 (c) Notwithstanding subsection (a) of this section, documents described in subdivision (2) of subsection (a) of this section may be used by a law enforcement officer to assist in determining the identity or residency of a person when they are the only documents providing an indication of identity or residency available to the law enforcement officer at the time. (2015-264, s. 36.3; 2015-294, s. 11.)
Where did (c) come from?
The only reference to it that I found was from the Elon News Network.
“House bill 318 amended to allow law enforcement to accept alternative IDs”
“According to Burlington Police Chief Jeffrey Smythe, though, another amendment was added to the bill that permits law enforcement to use any form of ID to confirm a person’s identity. That includes FaithAction’s ID, which has provided more than 2,000 IDs to immigrants since 2013.”
Even if this is true, (C) does not supercede (B).
What gives?”
To Jeffrey Smythe.
“You were quoted on 9/30/15 in a Elon News Network article:
“According to Burlington Police Chief Jeffrey Smythe, though, another amendment was added to the bill that permits law enforcement to use any form of ID to confirm a person’s identity. That includes FaithAction’s ID, which has provided more than 2,000 IDs to immigrants since 2013.””
“My question to you is, why do you believe that you can accept Faith Action or other non govt. approved IDs since (c) does not supercede (b)?”
A new bill HB100 is currently before the legislature.
” (c) Notwithstanding subsection (a) of this section, documents described in subdivision (2) 22 of subsection (a) of this section may be used by a law enforcement officer to assist in determining 23 the identity or residency of a person when they are the only documents providing an indication of 24 identity or residency available to the law enforcement officer at the time.”
c has been stricken through for removal.
There is also much added about municipal accountability.
And BTW, not only is the City of Greensboro violating the law, they are contributing money to Faith Action.
Much more to come.