Category Archives: Eric Holder

It’s Not About Affirmative Action – It’s About The Census

Today the New York Times announces;

Justice Dept. to Recharge Enforcement of Civil Rights

Seven months after taking office, Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. is reshaping the Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division by pushing it back into some of the most important areas of American political life, including voting rights, housing, employment, bank lending practices and redistricting after the 2010 census.

The first thing that struck me in this article was that the Obama Administration has decided to enforce policies – not people.

As part of this shift, the Obama administration is planning a major revival of high-impact civil rights enforcement against policies, in areas ranging from housing to hiring, where statistics show that minorities fare disproportionately poorly. President George W. Bush’s appointees had discouraged such tactics, preferring to focus on individual cases in which there is evidence of intentional discrimination.

So, if you are a person that has been intentionally discriminated against, your case will not be the focus of this Administration. The good of many vs. the few argument is how the Administration will argue this point. Which works unless you are one of the few.

As this Administration has released information over the past months, I have come to look at what they’re trying to minimize as that’s shown to be exactly what their focus is in reality. In this case I immediately noticed the almost nonchalant inclusion of the census redistricting.

Redistricting the will be accomplished by the 2010 Census will be overseen by the Department of Justice pursuant to Section 5 of the Voters Rights Act and according to the National Journal Magazine;

But in recent years Section 5’s most important impact has been less benign. It has been used to pressure covered states and localities to adopt extreme racial gerrymanders to create more safe districts for black and Hispanic politicians.

Section 5 could have a large impact on the redrawing of thousands of election districts after next year’s census. It virtually requires nine mostly Southern states and portions of five others (called “covered jurisdictions”) to submit their redistricting plans — as well as all other changes in voting rules, right down to moving a polling place across the street — for “prescreening” by the Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division.

The Administration is ‘bulking’ up the DOJ to ensure they have the might they’re going to need to ensure they can control yet another aspect of the Census. The modifications that can be achieved could accomplish more ‘change’ that almost any other aspect of this Administration. Changes that will impact our lives for years to come.

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Illegal Alien Sentenced To Federal Prison

According to the Department of Justice press release on August 5, 2009.

JOSE DE JESUS GARCIA GUZMAN, age 32, a resident of Mexico, was sentenced today in federal court by U. S. District Judge Helen G. Berrigan to thirteen (13) months imprisonment, announced U. S. Attorney Jim Letten. In addition to the term of imprisonment, Judge Berrigan ordered that GUZMAN be placed on three (3) years of supervised release following the term of imprisonment, during which time the defendant will be under federal supervision and risks an additional term of imprisonment should he violate any terms of his supervised release.

According to court documents, on April 29, 2009, GUZMAN pled guilty to one count of an indictment admitting he was an alien who was previously removed and was knowingly and unlawfully found in Lafourche Parish, Louisiana without the Attorney General or Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security, having expressly consented to his re-application for admission into the United States. GUZMAN’s sentence was subject to an enhancement based on a previous felony conviction.

The case was investigated by the U. S. Department of Homeland Security, Immigration and Customs Enforcement. The case was prosecuted by Special Assistant United States Attorney Robert Weir.

Press release on August 6, 2009.

OFELIA ODELIA RUBIO, age 35, a resident of Mexico, was charged in a one-count indictment by a Federal Grand Jury for illegal re-entry by an alien previously removed, announced U. S. Attorney Jim Letten.

According to the indictment, on approximately June 26, 2009, RUBIO, an alien who had previously been removed and deported from the United States, was found in the United States within the Eastern District of Louisiana, without having obtained consent from the Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security to reapply for admission to the United States. The indictment also alleges that RUBIO has a previous felony conviction.

If convicted, RUBIO faces a maximum term of imprisonment of ten (10) years, a fine of $250,000.00 and three (3) years of supervised release following any term of imprisonment.

U. S. Attorney Letten reiterated that the indictment is merely a charge and that the guilt of the defendant must be proven beyond a reasonable doubt.

The case was investigated by Immigration and Customs Enforcement. The case is being prosecuted by Special Assistant U. S. Attorney Robert Weir.

Something seems to be missing from these court cases – deportation.

Both of these persons have been convicted of prior felony convictions. Why are the citizens expecting to pay to house these people when we can barely afford to take care of our own?

More importantly – how on earth can he be given 3 years probation if they’re not legally in the US? Based on our current immigration laws, if you are convicted of illegally entering our Country you are no longer eligible to legally enter our Country. However, if you commit felonies in our Country our system will allow you to stay on probation?

In the State of Louisiana there have been 39 illegal aliens indicted or convicted since January 2009. Based on the most current data (2001) from the Department of Justice, the cost to maintain prisoners in Federal prison is approximately $22,632 per year. These prisoners have a possible impact of $882,648 in costs just to house them and an additional approx. $117,000 in probation costs (assuming a 3 year probation). A total cost of almost a million dollars ($999,648). 

According to data provided to the NY Times New Blog by the Immigrations and Customs Enforcement, the cost of deportation would be approximately $7,833 per person or a total cost of $305,500. A savings of at least $694,500.

Remember this is only the costs related to 39 persons in one State.

Obama/Holder – I thought we were a Nation of Laws?

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New Black Panthers Enjoy Their Freedom

We all remember the video. The New Black Panthers, billy club in hand “guarding” a polling place.

Aw c’mon you remember, the case we dismissed AFTER we had won it – the case that had video evidence and witnesses including sworn affidavits. If you still don’t remember, Michelle Malkin will remind you.

This was then.

Like me I’m sure you’ve been wondering what have these law abiding citizens doing since they were cleared – Just the usual…………

Caution graphic language.

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