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U.S. bows to United Nations Human Rights Council, ACLU helps (Arizona, SB1070) - 11/05/10

... delegation, headed by three top State Department officials and including representatives from many departments, including Justice, Defense and Homeland Security, arrives in Geneva with a 20-page report compiled with the input of civic and social organizations. The ACLU's report [1] oddly enough doesn't mention Arizona; the two immigration topics they focus on are Stipulated Removal (specifically...

Obama wants $500 million to send National Guard to secure the border (prelude to amnesty) - 05/25/10

... visit. 5/27/10 UPDATE: Now the State Department is confirming that they and Calderon are on the same page (link): President Barack Obama on Tuesday authorized the deployment of up to 1,200 additional troops to border areas but State Department spokesman Philip Crowley told reporters, "It's not about immigration." He said the move was "fully consistent with our efforts to do our part to stem, you...

Obama administration apologizes about Arizona immigration law... to China (Jon Huntsman, Michael Posner) - 05/16/10

... days ago, Michael Posner of the State Department was asked the following question at a press conference about human rights talks that State is holding with China: QUESTION: Did the recently passed Arizona immigration law come up? And, if so, did they bring it up or did you bring it up? ASSISTANT SECRETARY POSNER: We brought it up early and often. It was mentioned in the first session, and as a...

"Temporary" Protected Status for Haitian illegal aliens pushed by profiteers (Haiti earthquake) - 01/14/10

... worse. First, Hillary Clinton of the State Department seems to be implying that the Obama administration will grant some form of TPS (link): "Well, we have, as you know, many Haitian Americans. Most are here legally. Some are not documented. And the Obama administration is taking steps to make sure that people are given some temporary status so that we don’t compound the problem that we face in...

America.gov promotes banks profiting from money earned illegally ("unbanked", Matt Herrick) - 05/20/09

America dot gov - run by the U.S. State Department - recently promoted Canadian-style multiculturalism. Now they'd decided to promote banks profiting from money that was earned illegally. America.gov staff writer Matt Herrick offers "Banking the Unbanked/Alternative financial services attract immigrants" [1]: Compared to native-born Americans, immigrants like Gama are not only poor, but also...

America.gov promotes Canada-style multiculturalism (from a melting pot to a "patchwork of cultures") - 04/22/09

... weren't watching, Barack Obama's State Department has changed us from a melting pot into a Canadian-style multicultural society. Apparently some time around April 1 of this year, the section "A Patchwork Culture" was added to america dot gov at america.gov/identity.html America.gov is what might be called our "tourist/chamber of commerce brochure to the world" from the State Department's Bureau...

Rosa Brooks to Pentagon; CFR, Soros; her Darwinistic, anti-American immigration policy; journalism bailout - 04/09/09

... his previous position at the State Department. 3. In her farewell (for now) column, she advocates for a "government bailout of journalism" (link). In addition to various subsidies, she wants to "[use] tax dollars and [grant] licenses in ways that encourage robust and independent reporting and commentary". Anyone who's older than five knows just how narrowly she'd define "robust". For instance,...

Letter to Senate shows Harold Koh's disinterest in U.S. sovereignty (John Fonte) - 04/09/09

... letter pointing out just how weak State Department legal advisor Harold Koh is on U.S. sovereignty. The letter is so far available only in JPEG form; you can see it here. It's addressed to John Kerry and Richard Lugar. Note that page 2 references "Change for America: A Progressive Blueprint for the 44th President" from the Center for American Progress.

Harold Koh also horrible on U.S. sovereignty; U.N., international laws would influence U.S. law - 03/30/09

... the top legal adviser at the State Department - supports illegal immigration. The fact that he supports illegal activity is cut and dried; his actual position on U.S. sovereignty is less clear but it doesn't look very good. From this:

Harold Koh is new legal adviser to Department of State, despite supporting illegal activity - 03/23/09

... Koh to be legal advisor to the State Department. See this February entry for why this is a bad sign. Specifically, he can't figure out that he's supporting illegal activity and public and private corruption.

Barbara Boxer wants to ratify U.N. Convention on the Rights of the Child (Hillary Clinton) - 02/08/09

... wants a 60-day timeframe for the State Department to complete its review so the Senate can move toward ratification of the UNCRC. During the Senate Confirmation hearing between Boxer and UN Ambassador-designate Susan Rice held on January 15, 2009, Boxer told Rice the UNCRC would protect "the most vulnerable people of society." Opponents vehemently disagree. Under the Supremacy Clause (Article...

Illegal immigration-supporting Harold Koh: legal adviser to State Department? - 02/05/09

From this: Yale Law School Dean Harold Hongju Koh is a leading contender to be appointed legal adviser to the Department of State, two people familiar with the selection process told the [Yale Daily News]... In that position, Koh - a former assistant secretary of state and a leading expert on international law - would serve as principal counselor on all legal matters to Secretary of State Hillary...

Hillary Clinton: not eligible to be Secretary of State? (emoluments, Judicial Watch) - 01/29/09

... filed a lawsuit on behalf of State Department employee David Rodearmel claiming that Hillary Clinton isn't eligible to head that department (link): The lawsuit maintains that Mrs. Clinton is constitutionally ineligible to serve as Secretary of State and that Mr. Rodearmel cannot be forced to serve under the former U.S. Senator, as it would violate the oath he took as a Foreign Service Officer...

World Economic Forum (Davos) pushing global governance, global TV, Law of Sea Treaty - 01/27/09

... State Hillary Clinton to run the State Department's Office of Policy Planning. Slaughter wrote the 2004 book, A New World Order... ...[The report also says:] "Media has the capacity to connect the world, bridging cultures and peoples, and telling us who we are and what we mean to each other. The media can also ensure that no voice goes unheard," it says. "We believe that this new moment also...

"Mexican ID opens doors for undocumented workers in U.S." - 02/21/03

I created a thread here about the Dallas Morning News article "Mexican ID opens doors for undocumented workers in U.S." (link). The subtitle of the article is 'Critics say 'matricula' is a tool to facilitate illegal immigration', which in a way summarizes the whole article: it's mostly pro-Matricula Consular, with a few anti-MC comments thrown in for a semblance of balance. Of particular note:...