Wednesday, February 6, 2013

White House Shuts I.C.E. Agents Out of Immigration Reform

Unionized Immigration and Customs Enforcement Agents are speaking out against the White House immigration reform plan and AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka. Agents claim the White House has completely shut them out of discussions about how immigration reform will affect the safety of agents, specifically of those working along the dangerous southwest Border with Mexico.

"We went directly to the Obama administration as well as the AFL-CIO with real matters of life and death for unionized American law enforcement officers and they shunned us," explained Crane, "we're talking about 50,000 AFL-CIO affiliate members.  We asked both the AFL-CIO and President Obama for help with corruption within our respective Federal law enforcement agencies, climbing officer suicide rates, assaults against officers, and perhaps most alarming, offenses against pregnant female employees. 

Following the White House meeting, the Obama Administration cut us off. Cecilia Munoz refuses to correspond with us, and President Trumka hasn't so much as made one public comment fighting for the safety of AFL-CIO federal law enforcement officers.  He just doesn't speak on behalf of our union workers."

As usual, Trumka is standing behind Obama will full support, but doesn't have the full support of the union members he claims to represent.

Regarding President Obama's recent speech on immigration reform, AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka was quoted yesterday by YAHOO NEWS! as stating "Unions did have at one point some differences on the issue, but the entire labor movement is entirely behind this now.  We'll be at the table the whole time this thing is being developed to make sure it meets the needs of workers."

Unionized ICE Agents, however, respectfully say, "No President Trumka, there are still differences within the AFL-CIO, and you don't speak for us."

Munoz, the radical former senior vice president of La Raza, is leading Obama's efforts to streamline 11 million illegal immigrants to full legal citizenship. She was put in charge of domestic policy a year ago. As a reminder, this is the kind of behavior La Raza supports, particularly when it comes to "immigration reform."

The radicals are in charge and the guys enforcing the border are being shunned. Fantastic.


Diplomatic row breaks out over British plan to 'warn off migrants' as Bulgarian minister claims 'they'd rather go to Germany'
Bulgarian and Romanian workers will go to other European countries when an immigration ban is relaxed at the beginning of next year, leading politicians from the two countries said today.

Bulgarian foreign minister Nikolay Mladenov said many of his compatriots would much rather travel to Germany, Spain and Italy, as his country has stronger business links with those countries.

He said there was a danger that fears about thousands of immigrants descending on the UK could 'dampen' relations with Bulgaria.

Romanian ambassador to the UK, Dr Ion Jinga, said many immigrants had already by-passed the restrictions by declaring themselves self-employed and finding jobs in sectors such as construction.

The two men were interviewed by Dermot Murnaghan on Sky News amid fears that when the ban preventing immigrants from the two countries working in the UK comes to an end at the beginning of next year, thousands will arrive and look for jobs.

Bulgaria and Romania joined the European Union in 2007 but under 'transitional arrangements' workers from the two countries were prevented from travelling to the UK.

Mr Mladenov said the relaxing of the restrictions would not lead to a flood of immigrants coming here.

He said: 'I do not expect the UK to be overwhelmed by a wave of our nationals coming over seeking employment for a number of reasons.

'When we look at the experience of other countries over the last seven years, this has not happened and there is no reason to believe that this would happen in the UK in the January of next year.

Bulgarian foreign minister Nikolay Mladenov said many of his compatriots would much rather travel to Germany, Spain and Italy

'We have not seen since Bulgaria's accession to the European Union mass waves of Bulgarians moving across Europe and seeking illegal rights or illegal immigration to other countries.

'We had some issues in the first days after accession but in a number of cases we acted very swiftly and they were addressed, and so there were no lasting concerns.

'The UK would not be the primary country of choice for many people to go and work. Our economy is mostly connected to the German economy.

'We have a large number of companies working in places like Spain and Italy, where we have long-standing traditions and where the labour market had opened to Bulgarians quite some time ago.

'I really don't believe that there is a need to have these fearful debates that are happening.

'On the contrary, I think people in the United Kingdom, given your history, must understand that immigration has always been beneficial to your economy, just as Britain's membership of the European Union has been beneficial to not only jobs creation but prosperity in your country.'

He added: 'Those Romanians who have wanted to come to Britain, they have already done it.  'There are some restrictions for some areas of activities but no visa requirements, so those who have wanted to come, they have done it.

'It is always a possibility to find a job, even if it is under restrictions, and that solution is to declare yourself self-employed, and many Romanians have done so.

'For instance in the construction sector, there are many Romanians here and that is why your Olympic village was built up last year.'

New data shows the proportion of people across who say English is not their main language  ranging from 0.7 per cent in Redcar and Cleveland to 41.4 per cent in Newham in London.


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