Cecilia Muñoz prostitutes (metaphorically) for thirty pieces of silver
SANTA FE, NM (By Jon Garrido) November 30, 2011 ―The word "prostitute" is used metaphorically to mean "debase oneself" or "sell out." "Prostituting oneself," in this case, the services performed are not sexual; never the less, Cecilia Muñoz is paid for services to lie defending the deportation of over 1,500,000 Hispanics. To compound the lie, Cecilia Muñoz claims Barack Hussein Obama had no choice for he had to uphold the law. Selling oneself lying for Obama is a service and all services are done for payment. Obviously, the payment from Obama to Muñoz is White House prestige and probably favors for the National Council of La Raza.
The word "prostitute" is not used in my or your lexicon but I chose the word because in my mind, destroying more than 1,500,000 Hispanic families in the USA is a Grave Mortal Sin going against God's law "...to treat immigrants as well as you treat citizens and love them as much as you love yourself. Remember, you were once foreigners in the land of Egypt. I am the LORD.......
As for Obama, the idiom the straw that broke the camel's back is a reference to any process by which cataclysmic failure is achieved by the last/final straw deemed to be the last in a line of unacceptable occurrences meaning there is a limit to everyone's endurance.
Specifically, we gave Obama our votes in exchange for Immigration Reform but Obama broke promise after promise to deliver Immigration Reform. Then to make deportations even worse, Obama lied he was forced to deport Hispanics using Hispanic spokespersons Hilda L. Solis, Katherine Archuleta and Cecilia Muñoz who traded their values for influence and have been used to defend Obama's broken promises of Immigration Reform and consequential 1,500,000 deportations.
Obama, using the above White House staff, lays the blame at the Republicans' feet assuming Hispanics are too naive to understand who the real villain is because in the first two years of the Obama Administration, Democrats controlled both houses of Congress.
The question why Obama couldn't get Immigration Reform approved in his first two years as he did Health Care Reform, the answer ― Health Care Reform was the Obama priority and Immigration Reform was the last priority. The truth is Obama has no empathy for Hispanics.
For all of this, Cecilia Muñoz is singled out for defending Obama's record setting deportations that have occurred in the first three years of the Obama administration and probably, the fourth year will be a blockbuster year for Obama deportations..
When Cecilia Muñoz, the Director of Intergovernmental Affairs at the White House, on the PBS Frontline documentary, Lost in Detention, defended the record setting deportations that have occurred in the Obama administration, some in the immigration advocacy community were appalled by the claims she made — especially given her previous role as an advocate when she worked for the National Council of La Raza.
The call for comprehensive Immigration Reform has been one Muñoz and the administration have reminded Hispanic and immigrant audiences repeatedly to the point where some grassroots advocates call it a “smoke screen.” Oscar Chacon, the executive director of the National Alliance of Latin American & Caribbean Communities out of Chicago, reasoned, “It’s not enough to say ‘We are committed to comprehensive Immigration Reform’ as Cecilia and the President have said while pursuing a path that has led to a record of the most deportations ever. The call for comprehensive Immigration Reform has become a smoke screen.”
Obama won two-thirds of the Hispanic vote in 2008 by promising immigration policies would be a top priority in his first term and would be overhauled but Obama failed to deliver Immigration Reform granting a path to citizenship for undocumented immigrants.
Instead, Obama implemented Secure Communities, a deportation program, used to deport more than 1.5 million undocumented immigrants since 2009.
Obama's failure with Immigration has resulted in profound Hispanic disappointment with Obama.
In 2011, U.S. immigration policy continues as the number one issue with Hispanic voters, according to a poll conducted by the independent research firm Latino Decisions.
Asked to name the most important issues facing Hispanics, 51% of respondents cited immigration, 35% said the economy and jobs, and 18% said education.
A majority of Hispanic voters surveyed by Latino Decisions said they know an undocumented immigrant and one-fourth said they know someone who is facing deportation or has been deported.
Among Hispanics, Obama’s job approval rating has plummeted since its high mark in April 2009, according to Gallup, from 85 percent to 44 percent.
Obama's failure with Immigration Reform has led to a wave of immigration laws that has swept through states since 2006 with state legislators expected to introduce about 1,400 bills this year.
Since last fall, both English- and Spanish-language media have heavily chronicled record deportations and controversial enforcement policies promoted by President Barack Obama's administration.
After the latest defeat of the Dream Act, Obama was pressed to use “Prosecutorial Discretion” to avoid deporting Young Immigrants. Obama countered with an invitation to Hispanics to the White House where they were told he had no authority to decrease deportations.
Obama stated he could not break the law regarding deportations. One of the props used to support what Obama claimed was Eva Longoria bedazzled with a White House invitation where she was informed the world is flat not round.
Longoria swallowed Obama's lie — hook, line and sinker.
Gullible Eva Longoria read from her prepared White House script, "We would like to blame Obama for inaction on lessening deportations, but he can’t just disobey the law that’s written.’’
Longoria, an American actress, best known for portraying Gabrielle Solis on the ABC television series Desperate Housewives is where she became an expert on immigration law specializing in PresidentialExecutive Branch Authority Regarding Implementation of Immigration Laws and Policies.
But there is no humor found with utterances of those who are used by Obama to preach the Obama mantra:Hilda L. Solis, Katherine Archuleta and Cecilia Muñoz, the White House official who oversees immigration policy, said "Mr. Obama strongly favors Secure Communities because he does not have the option of saying, while I’m waiting for Congress to come forward, I am not going to bother to enforce the law.”
"The Secure Communities program is the best tool we have,” added Muñoz, “to enforce the law in the best possible way.”
On April 29, 2011, an internal Memorandum was issued Re: Executive Branch Authority Regarding Implementation of Immigration Laws and Policies which states, "The authority of law enforcement agencies to exercise discretion in deciding what cases to investigate and prosecute under existing civil and criminal law, including immigration law, is fundamental to the American legal system."
On August 18, Obama pulled the rug from underneath Solis, Archuleta and Muñoz by announcing "Prosecutorial Discretion” would now be used to waive deportations of Young Immigrants.
No one now can refute Obama used Eva Longoria by lying he could not break the law and was forced to deport 1,500,000 undocumented Hispanics in the three years he has been President.
Obama, Solis, Archuleta and Muñoz do not understand the importance of Immigration Reform and the hardship caused by deporting 1,500,000 Hispanics compounded by the constant fear undocumented living in the United States are forced to live with daily which is identical to fear the German Gestapo heaped upon Jews when asked, "Papers, please."
Obama does not deserve to be re-elected and his incompetent staff who are not Hispanic advocates but have prostituted themselves are now used to expound the Obama mantra and they should resign immediately.
Not that staff had creditability before but clearly now, Obama's staff have exposed themselves betraying Hispanics putting Obama first rather than Hispanics.
Hispanic groups believe the far greater impact of Obama failing to have Immigration Reform approved in Obama's first two years as president when the Democrats controlled Congress is "social" fueled by racists.
Laws targeting undocumented immigrants have reflected and even intensified the rising anti-immigration movement both in statehouses and on the streets. The result is a legislative record from Arizona to Florida that hasn't made much of a mark on undocumented immigration, but has fueled a populist backlash against it.
But this is not to say state and local policies have not had significant effects. When Prince William County in Virginia passed an SB 1070-style law in 2008, those embroiled in the debate say it became a very different place.
"It wasn't just that a law was passed. All of a sudden people felt threats of violence," says film producer Chris Rigopulos after a screening of "9500 Liberty," a documentary on the law.
In Arizona, an estimated 150,000 Hispanics left the state in the months after SB 1070 was enacted, according to a BBVA Bancomer Research study.
According to Alicia Sandoval, who left Arizona for Ohio, this mass exodus was not just because of SB 1070. Ms. Sandoval, who came to the US from Mexico 10 years ago, says the law only formalized what had been going on for years.
"When we first came to Arizona, there was no fear," Sandoval says through an interpreter. "The police wouldn't treat you bad, even if you didn't have any papers."
But that has changed. She points to the aggressive policies of Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio, who arrested and used ICE to deport 26,000 people from 2007 to 2010 – all before SB 1070.
Sandoval worked at a bakery in the heavily Hispanic Phoenix neighborhood and often saw lines of cars pulled over by police officers when she got off work at 1 a.m. She says Sheriff Arpaio's deputies would find reasons, such as expired tags, to pull over people and then arrest them.
To Win 2nd Term, Obama needs a Large Hispanic Turnout
Hispanic voters growing in numbers are crucial in presidential battleground states such as New Mexico, Nevada and Colorado.
Mr. Obama's failure so far to kick-start an immigration-law overhaul, has siphoned Hispanic re-election support for Obama in 2012. Twelve states constitute the likely battlegrounds for the 2012 election, based on Gallup’s state-by-state ratings of President Obama’s approval level.
Assuming Obama can move his national numbers back upward, then the 16 states plus the District of Columbia in which he had approval of 50% or better this spring can reasonably be considered his electoral base. They have 215 electoral votes.
For now, however, the battleground dozen in the middle of Gallup’s rankings have 155 electoral votes, and to win, Obama would have to capture 55 of those while holding his base. The battlegrounds, which also appear on lists drawn up by strategists in both parties, are three perennial swing states, Florida (29), Ohio (18) and Pennsylvania (20); Iowa (6); three in the South, Virginia (13), North Carolina (15) and Georgia (16); and five states in the West, Oregon (7) plus a grouping in the interior West made up of Nevada (6), Arizona (11), New Mexico (5) and Colorado (9).
For those states, Obama would have to depend on a large Hispanic turnout which is the reason, while most of Washington was embroiled in the debt-ceiling drama, about 160 Hispanic leaders from across the country recently were invited to the White House one day, largely unnoticed.
The White House event was part of broader efforts by Obama’s reelection campaign to rekindle excitement among Hispanic voters, many of whom have turned their backs on the president amid disappointment over his immigration policies.
Key to the strategy to regain Hispanic support is shifting voters’ attention beyond the caustic immigration debate with data-driven appeals that show progress in other areas.
For two days, they enjoyed full access to top presidential advisers, cabinet members and administration officials from across government. Before the participants left town, they received a glossy 33-page booklet detailing talking points to be shared back home — 1.9 million Hispanics kept out of poverty by the stimulus, $808 million in loans last year to Hispanic small businesses, and an extra $1 billion directed to colleges with large numbers of Hispanic students, to name a few.
“I understand the pain our community is going through,” said Labor Secretary Hilda L. Solis, in policy discussions with Hispanic activists from across the country as a top White House liaison to the community, adding, “But I think it’s amazing how little people know of the good things this administration has done.”
It is obvious Solis has been in living in a Washington cocoon reciting the Obama mantra and has no clue on the pain the undocumented must endure who must comply with draconian immigration laws and live in constant fear of being caught for a broken tail light and deported leaving behind a broken family.
The tensions — and the administration’s aggressive efforts to soothe them — reached a climax of sorts in a flurry of activity two months ago, with the administration making a surprise announcement it was giving officials discretion to suspend certain deportation cases that have drawn fire from critics, such as ones involving young people brought to the USA in early childhood.
The White House move came two days after immigrant advocates delivered tens of thousands of petitions to Obama’s reelection headquarters and other Democratic Party offices demanding an end to the administration’s aggressive deportation policy.
Since Obama in the first two years of his presidency when Democrats controlled the Congress failed to achieve Immigration Reform, Obama has only one avenue available to regain Mexican American support which is to end the Secure Communities Program and quit deporting undocumented.
The White House efforts to build up the Hispanic base coincide with recent moves by Obama’s Chicago-based reelection campaign to begin ramping up its grass-roots Hispanic operations in key states.
The campaign recently named Solis’s former chief of staff, longtime Denver strategist Katherine Archuleta, as its national political director, touting her as the highest-ranking Hispanic in the organization.
“The White House feels they have done all this work in other areas on the economy that has benefited Hispanics just like it’s benefited most of the country,” he said. “But it hasn’t been perceived that way in the community.”
If the 160 Hispanic leaders invited to the White House to be informed of talking points to be shared back home accept the items enumerated will substitute for Immigration Reform and condone 1,500,000 deportations and Secure Communities continuing — then the 160 Hispanics leaders are not leaders but Eva Longoria clones who can be bedazzled with as little as a White House dinner of Red Herring — but nothing will substitute for an approved Immigration Reform bill overturning AZ SB1070 with a path to citizenship for the 11 million undocumented — NOTHING!
Obama had a possibility in the first two years of his presidency when Democrats controlled Congress but Obama blew this opportunity. With the Republicans in control of the House and the 2012 election just around the corner, the only option for Obama to gain Hispanic support is continue “Prosecutorial Discretion” ending the deportation of Young Immigrants and ending the Secure Communities Program to deport the undocumented.
The only way now for Obama to win re-election in 2012 if he wants support from Hispanic voters, Obama must end Securities Communities and fire Janet Napolitano for overseeing deportations and Cecilia Muñoz for defending deportations.
Only Immigration Reform or the U.S. Supreme Court can end AZSB 1070. The crumbs identified as talking points provided by Solis don't even come close to being fundamental to the welfare of 50 million Hispanics living in the USA.
Immigration advocates have been agitating against Obama since 2009, angry overhauling immigration policy seemed to take a back seat even as he ramped up enforcement. The administration announced last month it had deported about 397,000 people in fiscal year 2011, bringing the total deported under Obama to more than 1,500,000 — more than under any other administration.
‘Turned her back’
But it is the activists’ recent decision to take on Muñoz that has added a cultural twist to the debate.
Peter Wallsten, of the Washington Post The highest-ranking Hispanic official in the Obama White House is being targeted as a traitor by fellow Hispanics in a highly personal, ethnic-based campaign against the president’s deportation policies.
“It appears Cecilia has turned her back on the important legacy she left as an immigrant rights advocate,” said Roberto Lovato, co-founder of Presente.org. “Cecilia Muñoz has made a 180-degree move from being a champion for immigrants to being the No. 1 defender of a horrendous immigration policy.”
Responding to criticism, administration officials in August pledged to conduct a case-by-case review of pending deportation proceedings and suspend low-priority cases such as those that would remove students who were brought to the United States at a young age — though officials concede the review has not fully begun yet.
Concern on the left over Muñoz’s role intensified in late October after she appeared in “Lost in Detention,” a documentary on the PBS show “Frontline” examined the treatment of detainees held at Immigration and Customs Enforcement jails and featured accounts of Hispanic immigrant families separated after mothers or fathers were deported.
The report echoed the concerns many activists have voiced for years over a federal program called Secure Communities, in which people charged with state and local criminal violations are also checked for immigration status. Critics say many minor offenders are being detained and deported.
In a combative interview with journalist Maria Hinojosa, Muñoz defended the administration’s actions, pointing to policy changes in recent months designed to prioritize deporting criminals and playing down the more sympathetic cases.
Asked to reconcile her advocacy background with the record of the administration she serves, Muñoz responded, “We each have our responsibilities in this arena, and it’s important everybody do their job wisely and well.”
Critics have zeroed in on Muñoz’s assertions more than half of those deported in the past year were criminals and the government is focused on those who commit “serious crimes.” She and other administration officials say the vast majority of deportees fell into high-priority categories.
But only about 75,000 of those deported — less than 20 percent — fit into the administration’s top priority tier, according to government data, meaning they had been convicted of at least one aggravated felony such as murder or rape, or two felonies. Another 46,000 fit into the second tier, meaning they had been convicted of a single felony or three or more misdemeanors.
All told, government data show about 90 percent of deportees fit into the wider range of priority categories, including the recent border crossers and those who had been deported before, among others.
The Presente petition argues a large share “of the ‘criminals’ are being deported for non-violent offenses.”
‘She should take a stand’
Some activists believe Muñoz feels conflicted. Gaby Pacheco, 26, who joined other undocumented young immigrants last year in a protest walk from Miami to Washington, said Muñoz broke down in tears during a meeting with the group. Nevertheless, Pacheco said, she defended Obama.
“She should take a stand against what is happening,” Pacheco said. “It really pained me to hear her say all this is just collateral damage.”
The Truth be Told
Obama won two-thirds of the Hispanic vote in 2008 after pledging to make overhauling the immigration system a top priority. Several recent polls show his approval ratings among Hispanics remain higher than among the overall population, but they are far lower than the share many Democratic strategists believe he will need to secure reelection.
Honesty is key to a successful partnership. In this case Hispanics and Barack Obama. Since the beginning of this partnership, Obama has lied. Not just once but countless times with the worst travesty, using staff to lie for Obama. Not just any staff but Hispanic staff who no longer have scruples for they have sold their identities as Hispanics and have now been bribed with influences traded for their values. Many of the signing organizations have been criticized for softening demands for comprehensive Immigration Reform in order to stay within the good graces of Democratic leaders especially the White House.”
One organization, Presente.org, even made a public statement asking Ms. Muñoz “set the record straight” along with a petition for community members to sign in hopes Ms. Muñoz and the administration would clarify its remarks and acknowledge the devastation the current enforcement policies are having on the immigrant and Hispanic communities. The claim more than half of the people removed this year were criminals was one that was most widely disputed. And this has to do with how the administration has redefined “criminal removal” to more broadly include people who may have had minor offenses like marijuana possession. As for Obama T The payback for broken promises and lying will be Mexican Americans will not vote for Obama in 2012 and without Mexican American votes, Obama will not be re-elected. As disappointed as we are with the lack of Immigration Reform, there is a long litany of failures that have caused the demise of the United States of America. The 2012 presidential election is up for grabs and in early 2012, the above websites will ask Mexican Americans and other democrats not to vote for Obama unless Obama makes concessions and only the actions below will be accepted. Obama has no creditability with promises so only actual actions will be accepted to regain Hispanic votes. These Accusations are now being drafted and at the top of the list: End the Secure Communities Program and fire Janet Napolitano and Cecilia Muñoz. Jon Garrido National News Some content from: WSJ, CM, WP, NYT, HP and former Jon Garrido National News articles.
On October 18, 2011, the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) released its year end removal statistics, stating the agency removed 396,906 individuals, setting a record. ICE then explained 216,698 of those who were removed were convicted of felonies or misdemeanors and then itemized the following: “This includes 1,119 aliens convicted of homicide; 5,848 aliens convicted of sexual offenses; 44,653 aliens convicted of drug related crimes; and 35,927 aliens convicted of driving under the influence.” But when these numbers are added up for the itemized serious offenses, one arrives at 87,547 people, or 22% of those removed for serious offenses. So ICE’s own data leaves people wondering why Muñoz and the administration insist over half of the people removed were convicted of serious offenses.
Even before Cecilia Muñoz went on Frontline’s Lost in Detention, she was claiming the Department of Homeland Security was prioritizing the removal of people and taking steps “to keep low-priority cases out of the deportation pipeline in the first place.” Many in the immigrant advocacy community thought this would mean DREAM Act eligible youth would not end up in deportation proceedings.
Writer Maegan Ortiz explains, “One interpretation is these organizations are trading their values for influence. Many of the signing organizations have been criticized for softening demands for comprehensive Immigration Reform in order to stay within the good graces of Democratic legislators.”
Kevin Johnson, the Dean of the University of California, Davis School of Law, who studies immigration law explained, “We have an administration that has deported the most people in history and is trying to justify the removal of ‘petty offenders’. The administration and Muñoz have pushed a policy of trying to look tough on immigration as a carrot for comprehensive Immigration Reform. The problem is we have a lot of deportation and detention but no Immigration Reform.”
Johnson also stated the credibility problem is bigger than Cecilia Muñoz and he doesn’t think the administration policies would change if she were no longer Director of Intergovernmental Affairs at the White House. For him, the larger problem is the administration has pursued a “deportation now and deportation forever” policy.
But at this point, Cecilia Muñoz has become the Hispanic face for anything immigration-related coming from the Obama White House. And even friends of the Hispanic community have given up swallowing her message.
Cecilia Muñoz is no longer an Hispanic advocate for Muñoz has prostituted herself. A day will come when Muñoz will no longer be at the White House and will try finding a new job but Cecilia Muñoz will be shun by all Hispanics and never again be trusted.
One organization, Presente.org, even made a public statement asking Ms. Muñoz “set the record straight” along with a petition for community members to sign in hopes Ms. Muñoz and the administration would clarify its remarks and acknowledge the devastation the current enforcement policies are having on the immigrant and Hispanic communities. The claim more than half of the people removed this year were criminals was one that was most widely disputed.
And this has to do with how the administration has redefined “criminal removal” to more broadly include people who may have had minor offenses like marijuana possession.
As for Obama
There is no enthusiasm from Mexican Americans to vote for Obama in 2012. Cecilia Muñoz sold herself for influence but the real villain is Obama who promised Immigration Reform in the first year of his presidency and failed to make good his promise. In the second year, Obama again failed. Obama then proceeded to deport 1,500,000 undocumented Mexicans and lied he had no alternative but to uphold the law.
The payback for broken promises and lying will be Mexican Americans will not vote for Obama in 2012 and without Mexican American votes, Obama will not be re-elected. As disappointed as we are with the lack of Immigration Reform, there is a long litany of failures that have caused the demise of the United States of America. The 2012 presidential election is up for grabs and in early 2012, the above websites will ask Mexican Americans and other democrats not to vote for Obama unless Obama makes concessions and only the actions below will be accepted. Obama has no creditability with promises so only actual actions will be accepted to regain Hispanic votes. These Accusations are now being drafted and at the top of the list: End the Secure Communities Program and fire Janet Napolitano and Cecilia Muñoz. Jon Garrido National News
As disappointed as we are with the lack of Immigration Reform, there is a long litany of failures that have caused the demise of the United States of America.
The 2012 presidential election is up for grabs and in early 2012, the above websites will ask Mexican Americans and other democrats not to vote for Obama unless Obama makes concessions and only the actions below will be accepted.
Obama has no creditability with promises so only actual actions will be accepted to regain Hispanic votes.
These Accusations are now being drafted and at the top of the list: End the Secure Communities Program and fire Janet Napolitano and Cecilia Muñoz.
Jon Garrido National News
Some content from: WSJ, CM, WP, NYT, HP and former Jon Garrido National News articles.