News Clips Sept 11, 2009

PRESIDENT OBAMA’S HEALTH CARE REFORM SPEECH ENCOURAGING, SAYS NCLR

Washington, DC—President Barack Obama’s health care reform plan included important provisions that would work for all Americans, especially the Latino community, the most uninsured population in the nation. NCLR (National Council of La Raza), the largest national Latino civil rights and advocacy organization in the United States, has long pushed for reform that would fix our broken health care system and urges Congress to move swiftly on the president’s plan.

http://www.nclr.org/content/news/detail/59338/

Dems predict health accord

While the GOP was unswayed, Pelosi sees a deal ahead. A public option looks less likely.

WASHINGTON – Democratic congressional leaders predicted passage of health-care legislation within a few months despite undimmed Republican opposition, claiming momentum yesterday from President Obama’s speech and renewed commitment from lawmakers.

http://www.philly.com/inquirer/business/20090911_Dems_predict_health_accord.html

Democrats Seem Unified by Obama’s Speech

WASHINGTON — President Obama’s speech on health care failed to bridge the gulf with Republicans, but Democrats said on Thursday that the president had largely succeeded in unifying his own party by making a cogent, persuasive pitch to the American public and by casting his plan to overhaul the health care system as a political and moral imperative.

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/09/11/health/policy/11health.html?hpw


Dems answer Obama’s call for action on health care

WASHINGTON — Democratic leaders wrestling with health care legislation are confronting a host of knotty issues such as medical malpractice, abortion, illegal immigrants and Medicaid, all the while predicting passage of sweeping health care legislation within a few months.

http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5jlMpJGn28kqCcgU-aGcYE_ZHW-ywD9AL00A00


GOP Still Opposed–No Lie

Despite his threat to “call out” critics who distort his health care plan, President Obama tried to rise above the usual Washington rancor Wednesday night in calling for a bipartisan compromise.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/09/11/AR2009091101296.html

Shout Draws Focus to Illegal-Immigrant Issue

Coverage Question Is Complex, Experts Say, but Less Ominous Than Reform Foes Warn
Republican  Rep. Joe Wilson’s shout of “You lie!” during President Obama’s speech Wednesday night brought renewed attention to swirling questions about whether Democratic health-care legislation would extend coverage to illegal immigrants. Although the answer is more complicated than reform proponents acknowledge, it also does not square with the dark warnings of opponents who say the proposals would bring waves of undocumented immigrants into taxpayer-funded plans.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/09/10/AR2009091004276.html?hpid=topnews


Anti-illegal immigration group praises U.S. Rep. Joe ‘You lie!’ Wilson

Americans for Legal Immigration Political Action Committee, or ALIPAC, is praising Congressman Joe Wilson, R-S.C., for his outburst during President Obama’s Wednesday night address on health care reform.

Wilson infamously yelled, “You Lie!” when Obama said, “The reforms I’m proposing would not apply to those who are here illegally.”

Though Congressman Wilson has since apologized to the president, ALIPAC still claims that Obama is lying about health care coverage for illegal immigrants.

http://newmexicoindependent.com/35921/anti-illegal-immigration-group-praises-u-s-rep-joe-you-lie-wilson


Feds to start immigration crackdown on contractors

WASHINGTON — For federal contractors, it’s time to start checking whether employees are able to legally work in the United States.

Beginning Tuesday, the federal government is requiring federal contractors to use the E-Verify system to check the immigration and citizenship status of the people they hire and assign to new federal contracts.

http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5hFxEm5HUVw1DsgL6uDCMqJSwdR7wD9AJB1IG0


Millions More Thrust Into Poverty

Decade of Headway in Household Income Erased, Census Data Find
A new comprehensive economic survey shows that the recession has plunged 2.6 million more Americans into poverty, wiped out the household income gains of an entire decade and pushed the number of people without health insurance up to 46.3 million.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/story/2009/09/11/ST2009091100188.html


Montebello man, 18, wearing KKK, Nazi shirt charged with attacking Hispanic teen

AIRMONT – An 18-year-old Montebello man wearing a shirt with racist insignias has been charged with a hate crime for the second time since April involving an attack on a Hispanic male, authorities said yesterday.

http://www.lohud.com/article/20090911/NEWS03/909110343/-1/SPORTS/Montebello%20man+,%2018+,%20wearing%20KKK+,%20Nazi%20shirt%20charged%20with%20attacking%20Hispanic%20teen

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One Response to News Clips Sept 11, 2009

  1. Brittancus says:

    The incident that occurred in Congress by Rep. Joe Wilson R-NC, illustrates the consequences of a blurring line between illegal immigration and health care. Our politicians have been alerted to the angry voices of the American people. For once they have disregarded the business campaign contributors and all the cloaked gifts given for services rendered by special interest lobbyists. Millions of US citizens are enraged with the status quo buying favors from our representatives that has led to our wilting economy. Today speaking on behalf of Washington committees on health care, the lawmaking emphasized that illegal aliens cannot access the new health reform package, that any person applying will be checked through government databases.

    E-Verify might be implemented for this very issue, that it has shown in the majority of cases remarkable successes in remove illegal alien workers from the working environment. E-Verify can solve this problem and bring sanity back to immigration enforcement. E-VERIFICATION OF EACH AND EVERY AMERICAN WORKER MUST BE MADE PERMANENT? NOT JUST VOLUNTARY POLICY, BUT AS A FULL FORCE OF OPERATION CARRYING STRICT PENALTIES. This operation will work under federal policies? But what about state laws? California as an example is a Sanctuary state for millions of illegal immigrants and their families? Other border states are also occupied by large proportions of unlawful populations of foreign nationals?

    This last year has culminated in huge financial losses in California caused by millions of low income illegal aliens, which has created a third world community within the United States. There must be federal measures to bring under control, massive spending benefits for people who have no right from benefiting from those who come here legally or were born here. How can any public health care option work at a state level, when states like California ignore federal law, regarding financial refuge to indigent people? Our own people remain homeless and in many cases without hope, when legislators have prioritized, health care, education an overloaded jail system and easy welfare money for illegal immigrants?

    The once golden state has been using taxpayer money, to support illegal aliens, when the same expenditures should have been adopted for a collapsing infrastructure. Highways, schools, tunnels, bridges and dams in a dangerous state of disrepair? Our legislators in many cases have been seduced by lobbyists and should be banned from any contact with our politicians. This will never happen, but something must be done? Millions have been spent on derailing the health care reform currently and in the past, as has immigration enforcement. Rescinding 287(g) federal training for local police enforcement of immigration laws, the NO MATCH LETTER and the cutting back on ICE raids on obnoxious businesses using foreign workers.

    The order to crush E-verify was given to Sen.Harry Reid, Speaker Pelosi, Janet Napolitano, but narrowly survived in the Senate chambers. Both political parties are equally to blame for not enforcing the 1986 Immigration Control & Reform Act that was inundated with fraud and a desire to weaken the laws. Now they want to rescind that law, offering yet another reform package that will never function? Let’s not kid ourselves! Huge veiled forces are at work to import as much cheap labor as possible with no restraints, lowering wages and an unconscionable burden on taxpayers.

    DON’T LET THE POWERS IN WASHINGTON WHITEWASH THE FACTS! DEMAND THE ORIGINAL DESIGNED FENCE AND THE FULL IMPLEMENTATION OF E-VERIFY, 287 (g), THE SAVE ACT AND AS WRITTEN, THE 1986 SIMPSON/MAZZOLI BILL AND AMEND THEM IF NEED BE? NO MORE IMMIGRATION REFORM? DO THE JOB THEY WERE VOTED FOR? CALL YOUR POLITICIANS AT 202-224-3121 AND DEMAND THESE LAWS BEFORE IT’S TOO LATE? MORE ANSWERS FOUND AT NUMBERSUSA & JUDICIAL WATCH.

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