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"
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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. 
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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 
Resource: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Illegal_immigration
https://www.uscis.gov/laws/immigration-and-nationality-act
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Illegal_entry
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kedesh
http://fullerimmigration.com/lawyer/2013/08/01/Non-Immigrant-Visas/Types-of-Legal-Entry-into-the-United-States_bl8490.htm
http://fullerimmigration.com/lawyer/2013/08/01/Non-Immigrant-Visas/Types-of-Legal-Entry-into-the-United-States_bl8490.htm
https://www.uscis.gov/archive/consideration-deferred-action-childhood-arrivals-daca
http://www.cnn.com/2017/09/04/politics/daca-dreamers-immigration-program/index.html

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Israel's 2017-5778 New Year Threats

                                                                   
Missile test in February by Iran to use on Israel
Warhead will be atom bomb, something they're working on 24/7-
all according to the accord struck by USA.
Trump spoke about it today in UN. 
Attacks in Jerusalem have led to attacks in the West Bank where our IDF have to quell them. 
The hot spots that Israel is facing start right at home with the West Bank.  The Palestinian leaders that should be talking about peace with Trump today instead are the leaders of incitement.  This raises tensions and spurs a rise in terrorist attacks against Israelis.
                                                                               
Hamas is actively rebuilding its terror infrastructure and are stockpiling more advanced rockets and constructing new terror tunnels into Israel from Gaza.
                                                                               
Jordan's pro-Western monarchy faces challenges from Islamic extremists and economic strains from a flood of Syrian refugees.
                                                                         
Egypt's Sinai Peninsula remains lawless, with militant Islamists growing in power, waging an insurgency against the Egyptian government and threatening attacks on Israel.   Here are Egyptian Security Forces executing ISIS militants.
                                                                       
Hezbollah, the terrorist group backed by Iran in Lebanon has more than 150,000 rockets of which many are capable of striking any location in Israel being it's such a tiny country.  This is a sculpture outside of  Bint Jbell, Lebanon of rockets aimed towards Israel.
                                                                           
Syria has been taken over by Islamist radical groups that are affiliated with al-Qaeda and ISIS.They are programmed to hate and attack Israel.
                                                                             
ISIS is dedicated to murdering all those who disagree with its views of Israel and now control formidable territory and resources of Iraq.  Here ISIS is beheading one of 7 for delinquency  during a fight.
                                                                             
The worst threat of all is from Iran who continues to foment chaos throughout the Middle East.  They have incited civil strife and destruction in Syria, Iraq, Lebanon, Yemen and Bahrain while threatening Israel with its terrorist proxies.
                                                                             
 They've threatened Israel with an atomic bomb attached to a missile and all the practicing that North Korea has been doing was learned from Iran.
                                                                                   
 No one would listen to Netanyahu's pleas when he spoke to the few Senators left to hear his speech in Washington DC.  It's nice to think the best of people, but not when they've been vocal about their intentions about Israel.
             
                                                                                   
Iran's ballistic missile 
"Several missiles were deployed during a military exercise, in defiance of new US sanctions on Iranian interests. Tehran and Washington are again at loggerheads, just 18 months after a landmark nuclear deal."  So what happened?  Did we just give up complaining about it?  Not Israel.  They're too close for comfort.  

Yet Israel will be stoic and face another year under dire threats and our prayer is that Rosh HaShanah will bring peace to the world, including Israel.  "Jews all over will celebrate by reflecting upon the past, correcting one's mistakes, planning for the future, praying for a healthy and sweet year and celebrating with holiday meals."

Resource: http://www.jpost.com/Middle-East/Iran-News/Israel-urges-Trump-UN-to-act-against-Iran-after-ballistic-missile-test-480120
http://www.dw.com/en/iran-tests-missiles-just-one-day-after-us-sanctions/a-37413566
 AIPAC, the American Israel Public Affairs Committee, America's pro-Israel Lobby in Washington DC
Rabbi Kalvin Packouz

Saturday, September 16, 2017

History Repeats: The Muslim Invasion

Nadene Goldfoot                                             
According to my expert, R Khan,"In 711,  Arabs had reached Sindh , the  recent province in southern Pakistan which was once part of India.  They had not conquered India.  However, author Yuval Noah Harari said in Sapiens-A Brief History of Humankind, that Arabs invaded India on page 130.  Wikipedia said that "Muslim conquests on the Indian subcontinent mainly took place from the 12th to the 16th centuries, though earlier Muslim conquests made limited inroads into modern Afghanistan and Pakistan as early as the time of the Rajput kingdoms in the 8th century. With the establishment of the Delhi Sultanate, Islam spread across large parts of the subcontinent. In 1204, Bakhtiar Khilji led the Muslim conquest of Bengal, marking the eastern-most expansion of Islam at the time. India remains a Hindu state while most of the Muslims have moved away to Pakistan. The Partition of India was the division of British India in 1947 which accompanied the creation of two independent dominions, India and Pakistan. The partition involved the division of two provinces, Bengal and the Punjab, based on district-wise Hindu or Muslim majorities.

                  Europe succumbed to Islam long ago. 
 The zeal of this new religion, started by Mohammad,  copied the actions of Christianity by also proselytizing.  They were very proactive about it, not bothering to explain their beliefs, but by taking over land and establishing mosques.  
Islam started to become an important religion at the beginning of the 7th century. Mohammed, born in Mecca, Arabia,  was the main prophet of Islam. He founded and ruled the first Islamic state in the Middle East.
ISIS, a terror organization that has turned into a small army, is trying to repeat their ancestors' efforts.  Their plan has been to establish an Islamic State as in the past.  
There are already 57 countries in the world that are Islamic states.  They are: Indonesia, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nigeria 50.4%, Egypt, Iran, Turkey, Sudan, Algeria, Morocco, Iraq, Afghanistan, Malaysia, Saudi Arabia, Uzbekistan, Yemen, Syria of what's left, Kazakhstan, Niger,Burkina Faso 50%, Mali, Senegal, Tunisia, Guinea, Somalia, Azerbaijan, Tajikisan, Sierra Leone, Libya, Jordan, United Arab Emirates, Kyrgyzstan, Turkmenistan, Chad 54%, Lebanon, Kuwait, Albania, Mauritania, Oman, Kosovo, The Gambia, Bahrain, Comoros, Qatar, Djibouti, Brunei, Maldives, and Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus.  Seven of them (in bold) actually call themselves Islamic States. Others call Islam their state religion.  18 are secular, they said.  Indonesia lists nothing.  This is according to 2011 records.  Much could have changed since then.  
Arabs in the Middle East are trying to make Palestine the 58th without passing all the requirements to be a peaceful state.  They've been infiltrated by ISIS.  
                                                                
"624: Muhammad broke with his Jewish supporters because they refused to recognize him as a prophet and adopt Islam. He chose now to emphasize the Arabness of the new religion and has his followers face Mecca when praying instead of Jerusalem. In the end, all the Jews were either banished or executed."  There were some who possibly converted to Islam.  
637: Jerusalem falls to invading Muslim forces.
638: Caliph Umar I enters Jerusalem.
652: Sicily is attacked by Muslims coming out of Tunisia (named Ifriqiya by the Muslims, a name later given to the entire continent of Africa).
668: First Siege of Constantinople, Turkey: (Constantinople was the capital city of the Roman/Byzantine, and also of the brief Latin, and the later Ottoman empires).This attack lasts off and on for seven years, with the Muslim forces generally spending the winters on the island of Cyzicus, a few miles south of Constantinople, and only sailing against the city during the spring and summer months.
                                               
Between 700 and 1000 A.D. Islam spread to many parts of Northern Africa and even got as far as Spain in the west and India and China in the east.

719: Muslims attack Septimania in southern France (so named because it was the base of operations for Rome's Seventh Legion) 
724: Hisham becomes the 10th caliph of the Umayyad Dynasty. It is under Hisham that Muslim forces make their deepest incursions into Western Europe before being stopped by Charles Martel at the Battle of Poitiers, France in 732.                                       
This was a church in 600 Cordova, Spain, then turned into a mosque till 987.
.  It boasts Moorish architecture.  The Moors were "a member of a northwestern
African Muslim people of mixed Berber and Arab descent. In the 8th century they
 conquered the Iberian peninsula, but were finally driven out of their last stronghold
in Granada at the end of the 15th century."
756: The Emirate of Cordova, Spain is established by Umayyad refugee Abd al-Rahman I in order to revive the defeated Umayyad caliphate which had been destroyed in 750 by the Abbasids. Cordova would become independent of the Abbasid Empire and represents the first major political division within Islam. The political and geographic isolation of the Cordova Caliphate would make it easier for Christians to decisively conquer it despite their failures elsewhere, although this would not be completed until 1492.
785: The Great Mosque in Cordoba, in Muslim controlled Spain, was built.
831: Muslim invaders capture the Sicilian city of Palermo, Italy and make it their capital.
869: Arabs capture the island of Malta, near Sicily.
1004: Arab raiders sack the Italian city of Pisa.
1090: Yusuf Ibn Tashfin, King of the Almoravids, captures Granada, Spain.
1291: The sultan Khalil, son of Qalawun, takes Acre, putting an end to two centuries of Crusader presence in the Orient. Acre had first been taken from the Jews by the Christians.  It was the "first Crusader Kingdom of Jerusalem. After roughly four years of siege, Acre finally capitulated to the forces of King Baldwin I of Jerusalem in 1104 following the First Crusade. The Crusaders made the town their chief port in the Kingdom of Jerusalem.  In the Hebrew Bible, (Judges 1:31), Akko is one of the places from which the Israelites did not drive out the Canaanites. It is later described in the territory of the tribe of Asher (one of the Jewish 12 tribes of Jacob that was kidnapped in 721 BCE by the Assyrians) and according to Josephus, was ruled by one of Solomon's provincial governors. Throughout Israelite rule, it was politically and culturally affiliated with Phoenicia. Around 725 BC, Akko joined Sidon and Tyre in a revolt against Shalmaneser V

Today Acre is once again part of Israel. 
Acre is a mixed city that includes JewsMuslimsChristians and Baha'is.  That's 4 faiths in one city.

The West is fighting ISIS once again.  ISIS is "The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL,), also known as the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS  Islamic State (IS), and by its Arabic language acronym Daesh (Arabicداعش‎‎ dāʿish is a Salafi jihadist militant group and unrecognised proto-state that follows a fundamentalistWahhabi doctrine of Sunni Islam. ISIL gained global prominence in early 2014 when it drove Iraqi government forces out of key cities in its Western Iraq offensive, followed by its capture of Mosul, Iraq and the Sinjar, Iraq massacreThe Sinjar massacre was the killing and abduction of thousands of Yazidi men in Sinjar (Kurdish.
                                                        
       A takeover includes changing over to Sharia Law. 

"A new report from the so-called human rights group argues a moral equivalence between the Islamic State and the US-Led Coalition fighting to free Mosul."   "Offensive in Akashat, which is supported by US-led air alliance, aims to tighten Iraq's hold on its border with Syria"

Since ISIS has been attacking other Muslims, Europe and the USA have graciously taken in thousands of refugees.  In this way, we find Muslims again in the position they were over 1,000 years ago living in Europe again without having to attack anyone.  
                                     

So why are they attacking them again now, 5 times this year in England?  

The latest attack was the blast of an improvised bomb Friday September 15, 2017 on a London Underground train . Parsons Green bombing: A small explosion occurred on a District line train at Parsons Green tube station, London. At least twenty-nine people were injured, many of whom suffered deep cuts and flash burns. Some were also injured in a stampede following the evacuation of the station.   March 22nd was the attack on a bridge using cars and stabbings.2017 Westminster attack: 52 year old Khalid Masood drove into pedestrians on Westminster Bridge, killing four and causing numerous injuries before crashing the car into the railings of the Palace of Westminster. The attacker then fled from the vehicle and attempted to gain access through the Palace gates, fatally stabbing a police officer before being shot dead by a plain clothes police officer. In total there were 49 injuries reported, 30 of which required hospital treatment, 7 of which were critical.  May 22 was the Manchester bombing in an arena. 2017 Manchester Arena bombing: A suicide bomber named Salman Abedi blew himself up at an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester killing at least 22 concertgoers and injuring 116 others. Islamic State claimed responsibility. June 3: London Bridge and Borough Market attack. June 2017 London attack: A van ran over multiple pedestrians on the London Bridge. The men then drove to Borough Market, where they stabbed multiple people before being shot by police. 8 people were killed and 48 were injured.June 19: Van hits pedestrians outside mosque.2017 Finsbury Park attack: A vehicle rammed into people walking out of a mosque in the Finsbury Park neighborhood of London. Local authorities have said that there are multiple casualties. This is the third vehicle ramming attack in London in the past 3 months and the second to happen in June.
                                       
March 22-Westminster Bridge , House of Parliament, vehicle attack by knife

This totals at least over 242 injured and over 35 deaths  by September 15th of 2017 due to terrorism for England. 

Evidently these refugees have not been asked to take the traditional oath people entering the USA in the 1900s had to take to foreswear all other governments and follow the USA government. "I hereby declare, on oath, that I absolutely and entirely renounce and abjure all allegiance and fidelity to any foreign prince, potentate, state, or sovereignty, of whom or which I have heretofore been a subject or citizen; that I will support and defend the Constitution and laws of the United States of America ...Jun 25, 2014."





Naturalization's oath is: Naturalization Oath of Allegiance to the United States of America
Oath
"I hereby declare, on oath, that I absolutely and entirely renounce and abjure all allegiance and fidelity to any foreign prince, potentate, state, or sovereignty, of whom or which I have heretofore been a subject or citizen; that I will support and defend the Constitution and laws of the United States of America against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; that I will bear arms on behalf of the United States when required by the law; that I will perform noncombatant service in the Armed Forces of the United States when required by the law; that I will perform work of national importance under civilian direction when required by the law; and that I take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion; so help me God."
 It looks like the refugees include ISIS members, and are trying to take over again. One thing I have learned; to invade a country does not mean they have conquered the country.  There's always hope.  

Edited:  9/16/17, 10:40pm on invasion of India or not.
Resource:  http://www.english-online.at/history/middle-ages/middle-ages-timeline.htm
http://www.thelatinlibrary.com/imperialism/notes/islamchron.html
http://www.tabletmag.com/tag/isis?gclid=CjwKCAjwl_PNBRBcEiwA4pplRYmg-t0UMlQR_4OMITtrVH9DvSkYWfW0OWPHPqzm7sZNXbREwjJJ1hoCjQ0QAvD_BwE
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/0/many-people-killed-terrorist-attacks-uk/
http://www.cnn.com/2017/09/15/world/uk-terror-events-2017/index.html
https://storymaps.esri.com/stories/terrorist-attacks/?year=2017
https://www.uscis.gov/us-citizenship/naturalization-test/naturalization-oath-allegiance-united-states-america