I was going to talk about the dishonest argument the ACLU made in its attack on Hazelton, PA for trying to crackdown on illegal immigration problems. They argued that it was not the
place of small communities to create laws fashioned to their own unique problems
on illegal immigration, but the Federal government's responsibility. Of course
this argument does not reflect the ACLU's true beliefs on the topic. If the
Federal government created a similar law as Hazelton the ACLU would find a
different argument to oppose it. The argument was, however, good enough to
convince a Clinton appointed judge to temporarily block their ordinances.
I was going to show the ACLU's real agenda for illegal immigrant. Well, they
just showed a lot of it themselves in press release.
The American Civil Liberties Union, the National Employment Law
Project and the Transnational Legal Clinic at the University of Pennsylvania
School of Law today filed a petition urging the Inter-American Commission on
Human Rights to find the United States in violation of its universal human
rights obligations by failing to protect millions of undocumented workers from
exploitation and discrimination in the workplace.
The ACLU is basing its argument on stating the United States has violated a
vague International Human Rights Treaty signed in 1948 called the AMERICAN
DECLARATION OF THE RIGHTS AND DUTIES OF MAN. This treaty states that,
"Every person has the right to work, under proper conditions, and to follow his vocation freely,
insofar as existing conditions of employment permit." As I said, the treaty is
vague. Nowhere in the treaty does it define what proper conditions are, however
another section does state that the duty of every person to obey the law of the
country in which he may be.
immigration law provides criminal sanctions for employers who hire illegal
aliens. In other words it is a crime to hire an illegal alien...period. The
ACLU tries to hide this fact by omitting the word "illegal" and replacing it
with "undocumented". Illegal aliens are criminals and hiring a criminal to work
is a crime also. In essence the ACLU is attempting to grant the same rights and
benefits that a law abiding citizen enjoys to international criminals.
“The most poorly paid and least desirable jobs in the United States
are filled by undocumented immigrants, yet the government increasingly limits the safeguards available to this population, leaving
them vulnerable to exploitation and workplace discrimination,” said Claudia
Flores, an attorney with the ACLU Women’s Rights Project. “The United States
government has an obligation under universal human rights norms to protect
vulnerable populations, such as immigrant women, and has failed in this regard.”
Undocumented immigrants make up nearly five percent of the U.S. labor force.
However, employment and labor protections under state laws have been either
eliminated or severely limited for undocumented workers in some states. These
include such basic workplace protections as freedom from workplace
discrimination and entitlement to hold an employer responsible for a workplace
The ACLU ignores the fact that these "undocumented workers" don't have a right
to work here in the first place, and that those hiring them are breaking the
law. The United States can not enforce or provide protections for criminals in the work place. They can't even enforce laws against hiring them in
the first place. If any illegal immigrant is being exploited it is from an
employer that is providing them with much more of an opportunity than they could
ever find in their own country and at the expense of American jobs and law. The
real way to stop the exploitation is to stop the illegal hiring.
“International human rights law requires the United States to apply
its workplace protections equally and without discrimination based on
immigration status. We bring this petition to cast a global spotlight on the
U.S. government’s poor human rights record in protecting undocumented workers
from discrimination and to demand accountability from states and the federal
government, all of whom are obligated to protect and defend human rights,” said
Chandra Bhatnagar, a staff attorney with the ACLU Human Rights
What a load of bull! The ACLU goes on to list the individuals on their petition
which includes illegals that want handouts for injuries in jobs they acquired illegally
instead of accepting the responsibility they knowingly took upon themselves by
breaking our laws.
The ACLU fights every effort the U.S. attempts to
secure its borders and enforce illegal immigration laws. Their hostility towards the Minutemen's efforts to enforce the border is all too telling. They align themselves with open border advocates and even help illegals get into the country.
The head of the ACLU is also an adviser to the IFC and of course,
ACLU is among the most important and dangerous members of the open borders combine, using
its considerable resources in support of causes that will encourage illegal
aliens to enter the US and facilitate their remaining here: granting them
drivers’ licenses to illegal aliens, granting instate tuition to illegals,
welfare and free health care etc. The ACLU has even opposed rules to speed the
deportation of illegals convicted of violent felonies.
Front Page Magazine has a lot on this issue. Here is more on the ACLU's opposition to fighting the illegal immigration
The ACLU has opposed any Department of Justice plan to fingerprint
and track immigrants and foreign visitors to the United States. “The ACLU has
long opposed immigrant registration laws, saying that they treat immigrant
populations as a separate and quasi-criminal element of society and that they
create an easy avenue for surveillance of those who may hold unpopular beliefs,” read a press release, “The
fingerprinting and tracking proposal is only the latest Bush Administration
action targeted at Muslims and people of Middle Eastern descent since September
11. Other discriminatory measures have included round-ups, dragnet questioning,
the detention of more than a thousand young men and the targeting of Middle
Eastern communities for heightened enforcement of minor immigration law
violations.” The ACLU also opposes the use of immigration law violations as
the means for holding or deporting suspects with ties to terrorism, and the use
of secret or classified evidence in deportation hearings.
The ACLU is attempting to circumvent our current laws with a vague international
treaty all in the name of granting criminals rights and benefits at the expense
of law abiding Americans. If you think that illegal immigration is a problem
now, just imagine how it will increase if the ACLU is successful. In the
process the ACLU is threatening our very sovereignty.
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