casa de maryland Already Has The Names And Addresses Of Everyone Who Signed Petitions!

By Delegate Smigiel

When I called the State Election Board last week it was to inquire about the allegations that they were going to give the illegal immigration advocate group, CASA, the original petitions to take with them to copy at a local copy center. (see previous blog post).

Little did I know what was to come of that inquiry. The election board personnel gave me the numbers of how many petitions names had been approved, as handwritten and how many were done on computers they also told me how many had been rejected and how gave me a brief explanation of the various reasons for rejecting signatures.I asked if I could get some information sent to me to explain that process, (thinking that when we ask for the copies of the petitions I would be able to translate what the notations in the margins of the petitions mean and why any particular signature had been rejected) I was told I would be sent a disk.

Imagine my surprise, Saturday evening, when I opened the mail from the election board and found a disk that not only contained the information about who was rejected and who was certified along with their addresses, 54,971 names and addresses arranged by counties in alphabetical order.

I just realized that there is no longer an issue of what CASA is going to do if they get the names and addresses of all those who signed petitions, CASA, who also received the disk, already has the information on all those who signed the petition.

I have heard from dozens of people this last weekend who had two concerns:

“Do I have to worry about someone calling to harass me about signing the petition?” and

“How do I find out if my name is one of the more than 7,000 that was rejected and why it was rejected?”

It is my opinion that the actions of CASA to date would give petition signers legitimate reason to be concerned about what CASA may do with the lists of names. We know that CASA has been posting phone numbers to call if you see people out exercising their Constitutional duties per Article 16 of the State Constitution, collection signatures. CASA would then send people out to the location to intimidate and harass people coming to sign as well as those collecting signatures.

This weekend we also learned that CASA is hiring people through a group called “Field Works”. Young college students are being paid $12 per hour to go to the location of people collecting signatures and to shadow them, if they move they are to move along with them. They are handing out fliers entitled “ Think before you ink” which spew half truths and lies meant to suppress people’s willingness to sign the petitions. How is this not voter suppression? You have to be a voter to sign the petition and you have to get enough signatures to get the question on the ballot. I understand it is not a vote, but signing a petition is clearly a constitutionally protected part of the election process and those signing deserve protection from interference from outside forces. The bottom of the flyers being handed out has an authority line which lists, “One Maryland Defense Campaign” and gives and address of 8151 15th Street, Hyattsville, Md. If you look up CASA de Maryland on line and click on the contact button, you will be directed to the same address. Clearly CASA is already taking an aggressive, over the top, approach to stopping the will of the people to put this question on the ballot for the citizens to vote on at the next election.

Read more here.

State Election Board OK With casa de maryland Taking The Petition Signatures to Kinkos to Copy!

By Delegate Smigiel

It never ceases to amaze me what kind of events occur under the heading of ”You can’t make this stuff up!”

Delegate Parrott called to tell me of a new problem he was having with the State Election Board wanting to allow the illegal immigrant support group, CASA de Maryland, (CASA) to take possession of the 67,000 petition signatures so they could be copied at a local copy center. Neil said that he was told our side would not be able to have anyone present while CASA was making its copies of our petitions.

At first I thought, poor Neil, the pressure has gotten to him and he is now imagining outrageous impossible scenarios which could materialize to destroy all the hard work that thousands of volunteers across the State had put in to fulfill the constitutional requirement of taking a question to referendum. Fortunately, Neil is still sane, unfortunately, I think the election board has lost its collective mind.
When I called to inquire as to whether what Neil had told me was correct I was greeted with a certain amount of incredulity. It appeared the election board personnel were just as shocked that I would be questioning their proposed plan as I was at hearing of their plan.

I explained that in my 22 years as an attorney who often sued governments and thus needed to obtain documents, it had always been the practice of government agencies, in my experience, to request so much per page, usually 25 cents. The agency would copy the requested documents and I would sometimes also be billed for the employees cost of copying the documents if it were a particularly large copy request. The election board explained they did not have the personnel to copy all these documents. It was explained to me that allowing the party requesting copies of petitions to take them to be copied elsewhere is the way that the requests had been handled in the past. The ACLU in particular had been allowed to do this in the past.

Read more here.

Temporary Protected Status: a LEGAL immigration scam

Last week while collecting signatures for the in-state tuition for illegal immigrants referendum, a few of us in Boonsboro were confronted by an Open Borders activist from Identity, Inc. which I told you about in a post here. You might want to visit or revisit that post now and then read on below.

One of the things our harasser said in response to my question about how the illegals who would receive in-state tuition might have a path to citizenship she said they (activists including CASA de Maryland) were working on TPS. She mentioned Asylum too—El Salvadoran gays are persecuted, she said. So those claiming to be homosexuals are seeking asylum in the US. (I’ll have to tell you about that asylum scam another day.)

Read more here.

CASA, Others To Protest Arizona Immigration Law

A quick blurb on Casa de Maryland again, see, when we, the Patriots and Tax paying Citizens hold our rally against Illegal Immigration in our State against the Lawless Group and Criminal Enterprise, Casa De Maryland, we are called haters, racists, and xenophobes, so what do you call this group who protest the laws of our Country and Land?  Hypocrits and Unconstitutional right?  Afterall, this is an organization that assists, harbors, abets and teaches it’s illegal aliens how to evade the law, but, hey, that’s okay, right?  But when we stand against them, it’s not.  Only in America.

CASA, Others To Protest Arizona Immigration Law

Saturday, May 29, 2010
Robert Lang and Associated Press

Local activists are protesting Arizona’s new immigration law in the nation’s capital.

Organizers say they will gather at noon on Saturday in Dupont Circle in downtown Washington for an artistic expression event and rally. They say they will then march to the White House.

Among those expected to address the crowd include Rodrigo Leiva, leader of the Latino Federation of Greater Washington; Gustavo Torres, head of Casa de Maryland; and sports writer David Zirin.

Protesters say it’s part of many events planned across the country against Arizona’s new law, which allows police to question anyone they suspect of being in the country illegally.

They’re also calling for an end to the Secure Communities program that sends inmates’ fingerprint information to ICE and the FBI.

http://www.wbal.com/absolutenm/templates/story.aspx?articleid=52223&zoneid=3

National debate plays out locally as immigration groups clash in Silver Spring Point, counterpoint lost amid a tsunami of flags, bullhorns

Kimmie Propreack - American Sellout

National debate plays out locally as immigration groups clash in Silver Spring

Point, counterpoint lost amid a tsunami of flags, bullhorns

An issue of national importance hit home in Silver Spring last weekend as several anti-illegal immigration groups rallied outside an immigrant-rights advocacy group’s headquarters on University Boulevard.

Flags were waved and fingers were wagged on both sides of the line Saturday in front of the Casa of Maryland worker’s center as members of the Langley Park-based immigrant-rights group squared off with members of Rockville’s Help Save Maryland. Both groups struggled to exercise their first-amendment rights against a backdrop of American flags, bullhorns and the flashing lights of several police cruisers parked along the street to uphold the amendment’s wording: the right of the people to “peaceably assemble.”

Up to 30 anti-illegal immigration protestors picketed outside Casa’s center while nearly as many Casa volunteers helped clean the grounds inside the fence.

Whitney Riley, of Baltimore, joined the Help Save Maryland protest as a way to voice her support for what she called “the rule of law” regarding immigration.

“We want [Casa] to stop funding illegal aliens with taxpayer money,” she said. “They have pamphlets that show how to circumvent the law; … in the end we need to be a nation that stands on the rule of law. Illegal immigration is illegal, period.”

Go to link for the whole story.

http://www.gazette.net/stories/05262010/silvnew184901_32551.php

*NOTE – I HAVE CONTACTED THE GAZETTE TO HAVE THEM RETRACT THE COUNT, THE COUNT WAS TAKEN PLACE AS THE EVENT WAS WINDING DOWN.  AT THE HEIGHT OF THE EVENT, 100 PEOPLE WERE THERE, NOT 30*

The People Call on the State of Maryland to investigate Casa De Maryland and their Law Breaking Activity

This letter went to the State House, Governor’s Office, Attorney General and Comptroller’s office for investigation

As we all know, Maryland’s Governor O’Malley has no problem with Illegal Alien Law Breakers residing in Maryland sucking our Tax Dollar dry, but the continued ignorance of this state to take a stance for the Legal Immigrant and Citizen is disgusting. Not only are we, the legal right to be here citizen treated worse than an Illegal Alien, if we mention it to the Police or other organizations to rid our Nation and State of these Law Breakers, we are called racial profilers and haters, KKK, radicals, etc. It is such a shame that we, the legal immigrant and citizen are treated with less respect than that of the illegal alien. Funny, when you read the statement from the Illegal Alien in this Article, she claims she is being made to feel like she is a criminal, well, ISN’T SHE? We are made out to be criminals in our own society for standing up for rights and our tax dollar. Again, with proof in hand, I call on Attorney General Gansler, Governor, Comptroller to investigate Casa De Maryland for breaking the law and hold those politicians associated with Casa De Maryland accountable. Stop ignoring the people’s request. Stop all funding to Casa De Maryland, no more free passes into my state. Enough is enough. Stop being career politicians and do the work of the people, the ones who employ you. Implement statewide E Verify and 287G, The Arizona Act, which by the way is nothing more than enforcing current immigration laws now on the books at the fed level. Cut all ties with Casa De Maryland and their associated groups. Return the Maryland Citizen Tax Dollar and stop passing bond monies for a group who is harboring, abetting and assisting illegal aliens that are coming here illegally. We needs our jobs back, our communities back, our money back, and above all, we need you to rid our society of the Gang Bangers, IE, MS13 and other associated groups, caught, arrested and deported. You should see how they have trashed the area they live in.

Message From Protestors In Montgomery County: Illegal Immigrants Get Out

http://www.wusa9.com/news/local/story.aspx?storyid=101639&catid=189&provider=email

SILVER SPRING, Md. (WUSA) — Members from the group, Help Save Maryland, stood on the sidewalk outside CASA de Maryland to send a bold message. “Legal immigrants are welcome in the USA, not illegal immigrants,” shouted a protestor.

Some protestors chanted, “Arizona law is U.S. law,” and others held up signs that read “deport them all.”

Blake Sutherland said, “I don’t like the idea tax payer dollars being spent or grants for here to CASA on people who are here illegally.”

The Director for Help Save Maryland said, “It (CASA) employs illegal’s, so the idea is to attract legal businesses to come in and pick up workers who have no legal presence in our state.”

The work center is an organization funded by the state that provides services to Latino, low-income immigrants.

“This is against immigrants, this is against everything CASA stands for,” said Andre Vainqueur.

A woman from El Salvador, living in the country illegally, said, “They are making us feel like criminals, but we are hard workers.”

The group of protestors is preparing for a June Rally against CASA de Maryland’s new building in Langley Park.

Written by Alex Trevino
9NEWS NOW & wusa9.com

Jeffrey Werner

“United We Stand, Together We Fall, Unity, Resistance”

Legal Immigrants and 10 Counties Join Help Save Maryland at Rally – My letter to the State in Silver Spring as Casa De Maryland Day Center

Maryland Citizens and Legal Immigrants Unite in Rally against Casa De Maryland and Illegal Aliens in Silver Spring – My Report May 22nd, 2010


Today, Legal Immigrants and Legal Citizens of Maryland joined forces to Rally against the Lawless Organization Casa De Maryland, who blatantly state, “Regardless of Immigration Status, we will find you work”. Today, those Law Breakers held up make shift signs as we caught them completely off guard. The Signs Read, “Maryland Loves Immigrants”, well, that is true in 2 ways, one, yes, if you come here legally, we will embrace you and take you under our wings and support you, second, Maryland Citizens despises the non tax paying, social service, health care sucking dry Illegal Aliens in our State. Funny thing happened along the way, Governor O’Malley took a stance a few weeks ago, and now his comrade in arms, Doug Gansler is doing the same, stating that Illegal Immigration is a Federal Issue. Well, let me tell you something, you could not be further from the truth, if the Illegal Aliens, not undocumented, but Illegal Alien enters our state illegally, not paying taxes, using our tax dollars to promote job placement regardless of immigration status, then yes, it is your problem and since you refuse to uphold the laws of the state and the land, you to are the problem and not the solution. I would show you some pictures from today’s rally, but why should I? You ignore the Maryland Citizen and Legal Immigrant, and would probably find someway to use it against us, after all, we are only standing up for our Constitutional Right to Free Speech and Assemble and Protest. Let this be the pink slip notice to remind you, come November, we, THE PEOPLE will decide if you should stay or go. To the ilk supporters of Casa De Maryland, Joe Vallario, Doyle Neimann, Saqib Ali, Ana Sol, Pena-Melnyk, Harrington, Ramirez, Frosh, Mike Miller, Governor O’Malley, Susan Lee, Jill Carter, and many many others to name a few, you have destroyed Maryland with your support of this Criminal Organization. The People of Maryland are demanding a Federal Led Investigation into the going’s on of this group and we are also demanding the IRS take a look at that financials to find those who are donating from outside of this country who is on the USA watch list.

Today, along with Legal Immigrants who stood with us, we heard the horrific stories of Business Owners loosing their work because of under cutting bids, day laborers taking the jobs that the legal citizen should get, but because Maryland allows the Lawless Activities to continue, boss man picks up these illegals at cheap labor costs and does not report their payroll activities to the IRS, thus, saving a few bucks on the backs of illegals. Maryland has become the poster child for the Law Breakers with Arizona on Illegal Immigration, Driver’s License’s, Voting Rights through Maryland’s Motor Voter Law, Free Health care on our Tax Dollars, Free Education, Incarceration Costs, and on and on and on. When will it stop? I guess when it affects you and your family like it has those who have been murdered, raped, burglarized, hit by an illegal alien driving drunk? How about the poor children being victimized by Illegal Aliens? How about when you lose your business, or contracting work because boss man can pay less for illegals then those who are doing it by the book?

Today, we held Casa De Maryland accountable for their misdeeds and misuse of tax dollars and the assistance of Illegal Aliens in our Communities. We will no longer take a back seat. To the Governor who says he treats everyone Equally regardless of status, well sir, you have a problem enforcing state and federal immigration laws. To Doug Gansler, unless you plain on helping hold these organizations accountable, stay out of it, you are doing more damage supporting Illegal Immigration then fixing the problem. We don’t need you standing up for Gay Rights, we need you to stand up and Investigate the misuse of Tax Dollars and to take action at the requests of Legal Citizens of our once great state. To Peter Franchot, a man of his word and has always done the people’s work, one can only hope you decide to have the IRS look into this Organization and request they open the books.

To those Delegates and Senators who approved more tax dollars this year, and the 1 million dollar vote, you are on notice for November. The Status Quo Politician must be held accountable for not listening to their employer, The Maryland Tax Payer. Remember, you work for me and for the rest of the legal immigrants and legal citizens, not Illegal Aliens or to further your career or yourself.

Today, we took a step forward at reclaiming our once great state, and we will not stop until you do the work and will of the people. You should have seen it down there, trash everywhere in the housing community, about 75 or so Day Laborer’s waiting at the 7-11 at the corner of Piney Branch and University Blvd. That my friend’s is loitering and the police in Montgomery County should be citing those there, at which point, they can check the Immigration Status, but as Chief Manger stated and I quote, “I am not going to ask my officers to take a couple extra hours checking immigration status if they run a red light”, to which I say, why not, that’s why we are paying your salary, to protect the community, not ignore it. It’s time for Maryland to wake up and do what is right, stop ignoring our pleas for help.

In closing, I will remind you, we support the Legal Immigrant who comes here, fills out their paperwork and does it appropriately, if they have to wait, well, so what, that is not a reason to enter our state and steal our jobs and live here illegally. Think about this, if you cross over to other countries, say in Africa, Illegally, you know what they do to you? I think you already know that answer, that is how they deal with breaking the law, but here, you can stay. Or how about this, in Mexico, if you are caught a second time coming into their country illegally, they can jail you for up to 6 years. Lets adopt Mexico’s Illegal Immigration Laws and SB 1070 in Maryland and then we will see how Maryland’s budget will grow, unemployment will drop, and crime will go down. As an official blogger and writer, I can only write what they ask me to write, nothing more, nothing less. Now let’s get down to fixing the problem and make Maryland a Template for the rest of the Country to follow, not a mockery and embarrassment.

Thank you for your time.