Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Portland, Oregon-Sanctuary City and What This Means

Nadene Goldfoot                                        

Portland, Oregon is a sanctuary city.  This means the city government refuses to follow the federal government rules for all 50 states about its immigration rules.  They are allowing anyone who has managed to sneak into the country illegally to stay.  Their reasoning seems to benefit the city with supplying it with cheap labor, using their hard earned money to buy products and thus help the economy.  However, they are also a drain on the economy by causing more problems for the educational departments, police more often than imagined, and health fields like the hospitals.  Portland is almost like a swimming pool in a neighborhood without being fenced off for safety.  It's rules allow drugs to be sold legally and is the 5th highest rated city in the USA for fun according to this morning's report. It will not help the federal workers to remove illegal immigrants targeted for emigration by the feds for reasons of criminality.  Did I mention that it's possible the illegals are also voting in elections?  Checks and balances of true citizens that vote may be laxer than hoped for.   

Israel, almost 3,500 years ago started sanctuary cities. "They were places of refuge for the accidental killer.  The relative avenging the murdered kinsman was forbidden to enter the refuge or harm the slayer.  In ancient times down to the period of the monarchy of Kings Saul, David and Solomon, the function was fulfilled by the altar.  Moses set aside 6 special cities of refuge.  The cities were "Golan, Ramoth, and Bosor, on the east of the Jordan River, and Kedesh, Shechem (now Arab Nablus), and Hebron (Biblical Kiriath-Arba) on the western side."The monarchy eventually took over authority to adjudicate such cases.  The Talmud emphasized that they were places for expiation and only operative in cases of contributory negligence.  Sheer accident required no expiation, while grave carelessness could not be adequately atoned for by seeking sanctuary. "
Now the cities in the United States, like Portland, are using their cities as a place of refuge for illegal immigrants.  People from outside our country are expected to enter through the legal channels and give up following their old king, president or whatever and accept USA rules.  By claiming to be a sanctuary city, they feel they are still entitled all the monies coming to them even though they are breaking the law.  They think they can just pick and choose the laws they intend to follow, and should be treated like other cities who follow ALL the federal laws.  It's like how many of us treat our religion.  

Immigrants into the United States are to do it with a Visa. Here's one from India.   If they enter by sneaking in without the Visa, they have entered illegally.  People from Mexico have been doing this for many years.  This is due to lack of jobs in Mexico, among most reasons.

 There are two types of visas: immigrant and non-immigrant. Immigrant visas allow foreign nationals to enter and reside in the U.S. for the long term. Non-immigrant visas are issued for limited periods of time and for specific purposes, such as tourism, business, study, temporary work or medical treatment.  DACA (Consideration of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) was a special program of President Obama's, a special provision for children. On June 15, 2012, the Secretary of Homeland Security announced that certain people who came to the United States as children and meet several guidelines may request consideration of deferred action for a period of two years, subject to renewal. They are also eligible for work authorization. Deferred action is a use of prosecutorial discretion to defer removal action against an individual for a certain period of time. Deferred action does not provide lawful status.  DACA has allowed 800,000 to come into the USA.  They must have not had a criminal record.  It did not have congressional approval.  The ending of the program would cause them to be expelled from the USA, but could re-enter eventually through legal means.  

There is the legal way to become a citizen of the United States and that is to apply for naturalization after being here for 5 years if you came in legally and had a green card. Most all of our Jewish ancestors were eventually naturalized citizens.  

"Path to U.S. Citizenship

United States lawful permanent residency, informally known as green card, is the immigration status of a person authorized to live and work in the United States of America permanently. Green cards are valid for 10 years for permanent residents, and 2 years for conditional permanent residents. After this period, the card must be renewed or replaced. The application process may take several years. An immigrant usually has to go through a three-step process to get permanent residency that includes petition and processing.
  • Have lived within the state, or USCIS district with jurisdiction over the applicant’s place of residence, for at least 3 months prior to the date of filing the application. Students may apply for naturalization either where they go to school or where their family lives (if they are still financially dependent on their parents).
  • Have continuous residence in the United States as a green card holder for at least 5 years immediately preceding the date of filing the application
  • Be physically present in the United States for at least 30 months out of the 5 years immediately preceding the date of filing the application
  • Reside continuously within the United States from the date of application for naturalization up to the time of naturalization
  • Be able to read, write, and speak English and have knowledge and an understanding of U.S. history and government (civics).  This means they are to join a class and learn these facts in preparation to becoming a citizen.  
  • Be a person of good moral character, attached to the principles of the Constitution of the United States, and well disposed to the good order and happiness of the United States during all relevant periods under the law"

Illegal Border crossing[edit]

Border patrol at sea by the U.S. Customs and Border Protection

HMC Vigilant, one of several customs cutters of the UKBA, capable of speeds up to 26 knots departing Portsmouth Naval Base.
Immigrants from countries that do not have automatic visa agreements, or who would not otherwise qualify for a visa, often cross the borders illegally in some areas like the United States–Mexico border, the Mona Channel between the Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico, the Strait of GibraltarFuerteventura, and the Strait of Otranto. Because these methods are illegal, they are often dangerous. Would-be immigrants have been known to suffocate in shipping containers,[53] boxcars,[54] and trucks,[55] sink in shipwrecks caused by unseaworthy vessels, die of dehydration[56] or exposure during long walks without water. An official estimate puts the number of people who died in illegal crossings across the U.S.-Mexican border between 1998 and 2004 at 1,954 (see immigrant deaths along the U.S.-Mexico border).
Human smuggling is the practice of intermediaries aiding undocumented immigrants in crossing over international borders in financial gain, often in large groups. Human smuggling differs from, but is sometimes associated with, human trafficking. A human smuggler will facilitate illegal entry into a country for a fee, but on arrival at their destination, the smuggled person is usually free. Trafficking involves a process of using physical force, fraud, or deceptionto obtain and transport people.
Types of notorious human smugglers include Snakehead gangs present in mainland China (especially in Fujian) that smuggle laborers into Pacific Rim states (making Chinatowns frequent centers of illegal immigration) and "coyotes", who smuggle undocumented immigrants to the Southwestern United States and have been known to abuse or even kill their passengers.[57] Sometimes undocumented immigrants are abandoned by their human traffickers if there are difficulties, often dying in the process. Others may be victims of intentional killing.  
The question arises:  Can cities get away with only following certain laws and ignoring others?  How about allowing Blacks into public schools.  Can a city ignore this law?  If you allow one city to ignore laws, how can you control other cities to be sure to follow all the laws of the land?  How do you manage to control such a large country as the USA and hope they are all following our basic laws of the land?
In the beginning of our country, it was founded by immigrants, so there were no Visas.  There was no need.  It just needed people from the Western Civilization to establish residence here like those that came first; the Pilgrims in 1620  of Massachusetts and Early English Immigration to New England.  Jamestown, in Virginia, was founded in 1607 and is generally regarded as the first permanent English settlement in North America
St Louis in 1939 when Jews were not allowed anywhere for sanctuary. 
They didn't have baptismal records or Visas. 
900 Jews were on this ship and were turned back to Europe. 
When Jews needed a sanctuary in 1939, they could not find one in any country.  There were still strict laws that all followed about allowing Jews to enter, and their numbers were limited with strict conditions.  They had to have a citizen take full responsibility for them economically.  The country was afraid that they would take jobs away from the established citizens.  
Today, people have the same fears about immigrants.  The country now has a population of 326, 474, 013.  Portland's population is  633,309. 
Oregon's Mexican migrant workers work here half the year and drive to Texas for the rest of the year.  Usually the farmer provides housing. 
In January protesters voiced their opinion.  Notice her scarf.  As gangs wear certain colors, her scarf also says what she is for.  
Protesting Session's arrival on Tuesday to explain about the law 

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