Thursday, March 30, 2017

Deceased Victim Daniel Lee Baker, aka, "Dbo" Suspected Shooter Les Paul Henderson Makes Bail

Henderson, the suspect who allegedly shot and killed Dbo makes bail and posted on Facebook that he is not a bad person and the news article about the shooting incident was false.

By H. Nelson Goodson
Hispanic News Network U.S.A.

March 30, 2017

Milwaukee, WI - On Thursday, Les Paul Henderson, 28, went on Facebook (FB) and told FB users that a news article about his alleged connection to the shooting death of Daniel Lee Baker, 36, aka, "Dbo" was false. Henderson posted on FB, ..."I'm not a bad person and the news article is FALSE..." Henderson apparently made a $10,000 cash bail, but according to court records, his case is still active.
Milwaukee police arrested both Desiree Lee Kerner, 31, and her boyfriend, Henderson in connection with the early March homicide of Baker. According to police, Henderson shot Baker while Kerner was present. Kerner has not been charged with the homicide, but her parole officer placed a hold on her after it was learned that drugs were involved. She remains in custody for a prior felony conviction.
Henderson was charged with two felony counts for 2nd-degree reckless homicide and for possession of a weapon by a felon. If convicted, Henderson is facing up to 25 years in prison for reckless homicide and up to $100,000 in fines and 10 years in prison for possession of a weapon by a convicted felon and up to $25,000 in fines. Henderson was held on a $10,000 cash bond.
Henderson is expected back in court on April 4, he has pleaded not guilty.
Baker was shot at the 2300 block of S. 9th Street and later died at a local hospital, according to police.
According to the criminal complaint, an argument resulting from an accusation by Kerner that someone had tried to put his hands on her ignited an altercation. Baker who was inside Kerner's home asked what was happening. Then argument between Baker and Henderson followed and Baker made a phone call to get some people to come over and handle the situation. But Henderson got upset because Baker had called for other people to get involved in the argument. Then, Henderson took out a .22 Caliber handgun and pointed it at Baker, telling him that he would shoot him. At that time, Kerner's brother who had previously given the gun to Henderson tried to keep Henderson from shooting Baker and pulled Henderson's arm causing the handgun to fire and a bullet struck Baker in the stomach.
Henderson then fled the scene, but police were able to get fingerprints from a beer can to identify Henderson, since Kerner and her brother wouldn't cooperate with police in identifying that Henderson had shot Baker.

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Negocios Latinos y Aliados Se Unen Para Realizar Evento De Recaudar Fondos Para El Perú En Milwaukee

Un evento de recaudación de fondos para el Perú se confirma para el 30 de abril del 2017 en el popular Wherehouse Night Club.

Por H. Nelson Goodson
Hispanic News Network U.S.A.

28 de marzo del 2017

Milwaukee, WI - El martes, Luz Sosa, la organizadora de la comunidad de Acción Ciudadana de Wisconsin (ACW) confirmó que la organización con los esfuerzos realizados por el grupo y aliados se organiza un gran evento que tendrá lugar en el Wherehouse Night Club, 818 S. Water Street en Milwaukee para el 30 de abril comenzando a las 12:00 p.m. ACW llevó a cabo una reunión de negocios de la comunidad Latina en Candela's Restaurante y Bar donde se informó sobre las políticas y recursos de empleo para los propietarios de negocios Latinos. En la reunión, los asistentes acordaron celebrar y apoyar el caso de Perú, que se ha reportado deslizamientos causando millones de dólares en daños a la zona más afectada por las fuertes lluvias.
Las entrada al evento para recaudación de fondos tendrá un costo de $15.00 por persona y los fondos generados serán  enviados a Perú para ser utilizado donde más se necesitan.

Para más información sobre el evento para recaudar fondos beneficiando a Perú: http://bit.ly/2oeC6SO


Video de negociantes Latinos y aliados con Acción Ciudadana de Wisconsin en apoyo a Perú: https://youtu.be/5KSKswN6qxY

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Latino Businesses And Allies Unite To Hold Event For Perú In Milwaukee

A fundraising event for Perú is set for April 30 at the popular Wherehouse Night Club.

By H. Nelson Goodson
Hispanic News Network U.S.A.

March 28, 2017

Milwaukee, WI - On Tuesday, Luz Sosa, the community organizer for Acción Ciudadana de Wisconsin (ACW) confirmed organizing efforts by the group and allies for a major event to be held at the Wherehouse Night Club for April 30th starting at 12:00 p.m. ACW held a business communty gathering at Candela's Family Restaurant Bar  where it discussed employment policies and resources for Latino business owners. At the gathering, those attending agreed to hold and support the event for Perú, which has have mudslides causing millions of dollars of damages to the area hardest hit by heavy rains.
Tickets for the event will cost $15.00 each and funds generated will be sent to Perú to be used where they are most needed.

More information about the event for Perú at link: http://bit.ly/2oeC6SO


Video of Latino business owners and allies of Acción Ciudadana de Wisconsin in support of Perú https://youtu.be/5KSKswN6qxY


Monday, March 27, 2017

Rogue ICE Agents Enter Home, U.S. Citizen Shot, Apparently No Warrant Involving Wrong Home

The U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement internal affairs has launched an investigation into an ICE agent and U.S. Citizen shooting in Illinois.

By H. Nelson Goodson
Hispanic News Network U.S.A.

March 27, 2017

Belmont Cragin, Illinois - On Monday, rogue U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents broke into a home around 6:20 a.m. with blazing weapons and an ICE agent shot a man in the left arm. The ICE agent claims that the man who happens to be a U.S. Citizen at the home had pointed a weapon at the agent. The victims daughter in contrary claims her father and all who were at the home have legal status to be in the country.
Apparently,  the ICE agents had no warrant to break into the home, no warrant against the victim or anyone else in the home. The injured victim who was identified by his family as Felix Torres, 53 was not wanted nor the intended target. Torres was transported to Stroger Hospital where he is expected to survive.
ICE's Office of Personal Responsibility (internal affairs) has launched an investigation of the unlawful ICE raid.
Today, ICE operations have become known as Trump's ICE regime raids, which ICE has gained the reputation of being the most corrupt federal immigration enforcement agency compatible to the Nazi era SS (Gestapo). Last week, ICE illegally arrested 40 undocumented immigrants without warrants in Alabama and have kept the detainees in an undisclosed facility and no information was provided to family members. 
In Portland, Oregon at least two DREAMers were taken into custody without judicial warrants, one had a prior drunk driving conviction and was identified as Francisco J. Rodríguez Domínguez. The other was identified as Emmanuel Ayala who was taken into custody on Sunday. Ayala's family says, that he renewed his DACA status recently (about three days before his arrest), but ICE came knocking at the door on Sunday morning and detained him. Emmanuel suffers from am an illness and needs medication and a wheel chair to move around, according to family members.
Also, at least 26 undocumented immigrants serving a court order community service sentence in Tarrant County in Fort Worth were taken into custody by ICE making the largest arrest by ICE in Texas. Tarrant County Sheriff Bill E. Waybourn confirmed that inmates processed at the jail are checked for legal status.
ICE has launched a campaign to shame police and other law enforcement agencies who refuse to partnership under the ICE 287(g) program, which allows police officers, sheriff deputies and state police to enforcement immigration laws. The 287(g) program has failed due to illegal profiling, violation of civil rights and discrimination by those law enforcement officers enforcing immigration laws. For example, former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio was sued for civil rights violations, illegal profiling and discrimination against Latino's in Arizona. Arpaio was ousted from office in November and is awaiting sentencing by a federal judge for contempt of court.
ICE has updated their detained requests forms to hold suspected undocumented immigrants while at a county jail, but the ICE Detainees by U.S. Homeland Security are not legal bin ding to hold someone, only a court order warrant by a judge to hold someone is legal, according to a federal judge ruling.
ICE's is trying to pass the detainees as lawful holding requests, which they are not.
Under the Obama administration, ICE agents have been invloved in illegal acts during raids, unhumane treatment of detained undocumented immigrants, multi-deaths at ICE detention centers have been reported, ICE agents have used coercion to force detainees to sign voluntary waivers for deportation. 
U.S. Border Protection and ICE agents were also involved in the 2010 death of Anastacio Hernández Rojas, 42, an undocumented immigrant who was brutally beaten and tasered multiple times by U.S. Customs and Border Patrol agents and later died at a hospital. The family recently settled a wrongful death lawsuit for $1M to avoid another three years of court room litigation. The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (ICHR) in Washington, D.C. sued the U.S. for the torture and homicide of Hernández Rojas. In November 2015, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) decided not to prosecute or file felony murder charges against eight U.S. Border Patrol agents, Customs and Border Protection agents including four supervisors who watched and encouraged the deadly abuse of Hernández Rojas at the San Ysidro Port-of-entry crossing for lack of evidence. 
The DOJ said, during a court hearing claimed that the agents involved used reasonable force to subdue Hernández Rojas. It was later discovered that 15 to 25 border patrol agents participated while others watched Hernández Rojas get beaten, kicked and tased repeatedly while in handcuffs at the U.S. border crossing.
Hernández Rojas pleaded for help and for the agents to stop beating and who were repeatedly tasering him as dozens of witnesses watched, video recorded captured images of the incident from the border bridge crossing.
The ICE and Border Protection agents later confiscated witnesses cellphones, deleted videos and photos to cover up the brutal beating. The agents didn't even file reports that at least 30 witnesses were present during the incident. The witnesses were also dispersed from the scene in an attempt to cover up the brutal beating and homicide of Hernández Rojas. Only three witnesses were later interviewed by San Diego police who investigated the case.
A cellphone video later surfaced showing the border patrol agents beating and tazering Hernández Rojas multiple times who pleaded for help. 
The ICHR is the only human rights international commission that has jurisdiction and authority to hear an individual complaint against the U.S. for human rights violations.
In an interview with Democracy Now, Roxanna Altholz, an international human rights lawyer and scholar, including an associate director at the University of California-Berkeley's International Human Rights Law Clinic said, that since Hernández Rojas murder in 2010 by border patrol agents, at least 40 to 50 undocumented immigrants have been killed by agents and none of the border patrol agents involved have been held accountable or brought to justice.
The San Diego Medical Examiner's Office classified Hernández Rojas death as a homicide. Hernández Rojas autopsy revealed that he had five broken ribs, had suffered from a lack of oxygen to his brain for 8 minutes causing brain dead as a result of a heart attack attributed to the beating and taser's electrical shocks, had abrasions/contusions to the face, arms and legs including a large hematoma.
Judge M. James Lorenz of the U.S. District Court of the Southern District of California on September 29, 2014 determined that the U.S. Border Patrol agents identified as Phillip Krasielwicz, Gabriel Ducoing and Derrick Llewellyn; Immigration Enforcement Agents Harinzo Naraisnesingh and Andre Piligrino; Customs and Border Protection Officers Kurt Sauer and agent Allen Boutwell; Border Patrol Supervisors Ishmael Finn, Guillermo E. Avila and Edward C. Caliri, and Custom and Border Protection Supervisor Ramon De Jesús were responsible or contributed to Hernández Rojas death in 2010.


Update: U.S. Congressman Luis Gutierrez (D-IL) in a press released called for an investigation into Torres shooting. Gutierrez says, that Torres is a permanent resident in the U.S. and has a Green Card.

Friday, March 24, 2017

Waukegan Mayoral Candidates Lisa May And Sam Cunningham Seek The Latino Vote

Both candidates May and Cunningham have launched a citywide campaign to attract the Latino vote, which could become the deciding voting block to elect the next mayor of Waukegan.

By H. Nelson Goodson
Hispanic News Network U.S.A.

March 24, 2017

Waukegan, Illinois - On Friday, Waukegan mayoral candidates Lisa May and Sam Cunningham who are both current members of the City Common Council went on Radio Latina 5.0 and WPJX 1500 AM to let the Latino voting population know where they stand on sanctuary or safe cities for undocumented immigrants during an interview by Raúl Ventura Ortiz, the radio host. May's campaign doesn't seem to take the Latino voting block for granted and has been distributing bilingual political literature to reach Spanish and English-speaking voters, which says, "We must embrace Waukegan's diversity because it is one of our greatest strenghts. I stand united with our Latino community, for our future, for the future of Waukegan...she "will fight to defend Waukegan's DREAMers and their families because they are our community's future." May who is running as an independent candidate explained that City officials and police officers will not participate in immigration enforcement, if elected as Mayor. May says that Waukegan will continue operate with all the same policies and protections as a sanctuary city, under her administration, if elected Mayor, immigrants will not be asked for immigration status if you are calling for services. Her biggest fear would be, if someone would not call for services for fear of being deported resulting with the separation of families, according to May. May is a first generation daughter of an immigrant and understands what an immigrant father living a small apartment goes through to support his family. She confirmed that she doesn't want to pass a resolution to officially make Waukegan a sanctuary city, but Waukegan will operate as a sanctuary city, if elected.
May's believes that a sanctuary city makes a false assumption that it is a safe city and if the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) decides to go to any city like L.A. and Chicago to conduct raids, they can do so to enforce federal immigration laws. Secondly, becoming a sanctuary city puts a target for ICE to conduct raids, according to May who promised to make sure Waukegan becomes a safe city and services are offered to everyone regardless of immigration status.
May's father immigrated to the U.S. as young man from Yugoslavia.
May is vigorously campaigning to attract more than 9,000 eligible registered Latino voters before the April 4th election.
Cunningham on the other hand told Ventura Ortiz that he also is in support of a safe city for immigrants and will make sure immigrants are not discriminated and should get city services as well. Cunningham who is a Democrat said that he was one of two city aldermen that opposed the 287(g) years ago and he did it because it was wrong. He also agrees with May that police, the fire department and city workers will not share information about undocumented students or their parents to the feds. The City of Waukegan will operate as a sanctuary city, even if it won't be officially recognized as one, according to Cunningham, if elected Mayor. He told Latino students at the debate at Radio Latino that he would promise to address issues that affect the community because we can't be in control by Washington, D.C., Springfield (the State Capitol legislature) or county and need to work together to make Waukegan the greatest community on the face of the earth. 
The population in Waukegan is about 53.45% Hispanic, according to the last U.S. Census and about 9,700 Latinos are registered to vote, but during the last Primary Election not even 8% (776) of Latinos voted in the election, according to Ventura Ortiz.
City aldermen/women could get elected to office with about 200 to 300 votes due to a very low voter turnout.

Video: Lisa May and Sam Cunningham make their stand in making Waukegan a safe city for undocumented immigrants and their families. https://youtu.be/_ElAnYY3nnw



Thursday, March 23, 2017

Tony Baez, A Clear Choice For The Milwaukee Public School Board

Baez, if elected to the Milwaukee Public School Board says bilingualism would be a priority, which would include all students to learn and graduate knowing several languages.

By H. Nelson Goodson
Hispanic News Network U.S.A.

March 23, 2017 

Milwaukee, WI - On Wednesday, the Southside Organizing Committee held a debate between Dr. Tony Baez and Jonatan Zuniga who are both running for the Milwaukee Public School (MPS) Board District 6. Baez's 40-year experience in education and being one of the foremost bilingual program creators for MPS showed that his credentials as a former Vice-President of Academic Affairs and Provost at the Milwaukee Area Technical College and a progressive social consultant on education will make a difference at MPS compared to Zuniga. Zuniga told those attending the debate that he believed that bilingualism was an ideology and would not impose it on all MPS students. In response, Baez confirmed that bilingualism was not an ideology, but a proven program that works and makes students more competitive in the field.
Zuniga focused on understanding how the MPS budget is spent and one of his concerns was how much money is spent on security for MPS, also how students are treated like criminals at highly secured high schools and wants students to work with businesses to prepare them for work skills after they graduate. Baez says, if elected, he will make sure progressive ideas in making MPS better should be implemented to allow students to succeed in education. He also stated, that he is not accepting campaign donations from big corporations and his vote is not for sale.
Baez previously confirmed to Hispanic News Network U.S.A. (HNNUSA) when asked if Hispanic students are being prepared to seek higher education, that today, MPS students are not currently being prepared with college bound courses and are not being encouraged to seek higher education as an option. Baez says, he will work to implement college bound courses to prepare students for college and universities.
Zuniga recently graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and doesn't seem to have a clear understanding about the complexity of the MPS educational system. Baez on the other hand, is anot independent Consultant on Bilingualism, Education and Latino Issues and former President and CEO for the Council for the Spanish Speaking (Centro Hispano) who has devoted most of his life in promoting educational change to create opportunities for students and certainly makes him qualified to become a school board member.
The MPS School Board election is on April 4th.

Debate between Dr. Tony Baez and Jonatan Zuniga, video courtesy of Virginio Miranda at: http://goo.gl/HmS22c


Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Two Suspects Arrested In Connection With Daniel "Dbo" Baker's Homicide In Milwaukee's Southside

36-year-old man died after being shot by suspect, a 28-year-old man who happens to be the boyfriend of the victim's former girlfriend.

By H. Nelson Goodson
Hispanic News Network U.S.A.

March 21, 2017
(Updated)

Milwaukee, WI - Milwaukee police have arrested both Desiree Lee Kerner, 31, and her boyfriend, Les Paul Henderson, 28, in connection with the early March homicide of Daniel "Danny" Lee Baker, 36, aka, "Dbo". According to police, Henderson shot Baker while Kerner was present. Kerner has not been charged with the homicide, but her parole officer placed a hold on her after it was learned that drugs were involved. She remains in custody for a prior felony conviction.
Henderson was charged with two felony counts for 2nd-degree reckless homicide and for possession of a weapon by a felon. If convicted, Henderson is facing up to 25 years in prison for reckless homicide and up to $100,000 in fines and 10 years in prison for possession of a weapon by a convicted felon and up to $25,000 in fines. Henderson is being held on a $10,000 cash bond, but a hold has been placed.
Henderson is expected back in court on April 4, he has pleaded not guilty.
Baker was shot at the 2300 block of S. 9th Street and later died at a local hospital, according to police.
According to the criminal complaint, an argument resulting from an accusation by Kerner that someone had tried to put his hands on her ignited an altercation. Baker who was inside Kerner's home asked what was happening. Then argument between Baker and Henderson followed and Baker made a phone call to get some people to come over and handle the situation. But Henderson got upset because Baker had called for other people to get involved in the argument. Then, Henderson took out a .22 Caliber handgun and pointed it at Baker, telling him that he would shoot him. At that time, Kerner's brother who had previously given the gun to Henderson tried to keep Henderson from shooting Baker and pulled Henderson's arm causing the handgun to fire and a bullet struck Baker in the stomach.
Henderson then fled the scene, but police were able to get fingerprints from a beer can to identify Henderson, since Kerner and her brother wouldn't cooperate with police in identifying that Henderson had shot Baker.
Baker is survived by four children.

Tres Hermanos Restaurant Owner Identified Three Teen Suspects Who Robbed Customer Items

The owner of Los Tres Hermanos Restaurant has identified three teen suspects who robbed coats and cellphones from customers.

By H. Nelson Goodson
Hispanic News Network U.S.A.

March 21, 2017

Milwaukee, WI - On Monday, Ramon Orozco, the owner of Los Tres Hermanos at the 1300 block of W. Lincoln Ave. posted a photo on Facebook identifying three teen suspects who robbed several coats and cellphones from restaurant customers. Orozco attempted to stop the teens, but they tried to assault him, but Orozco managed to get away.
The photo that Orozco posted was taken from a video surveillance camera at Myra's Jugos y Frutas at the 1400 block of W. Historic Mitchell Street. The teen suspects were at Myra's, but no stolen items were reported by the owners.
Orozco posted the photo to warn other business owners in the area about the teen suspects ages between 14 to 16. Police were contacted about the robbery at Tres Hermanos Restaurant.



Monday, March 20, 2017

Sanctuary City Issue Could Be Instrumental In Electing Waukegan's Next Mayor

Two mayoral candidates will face each other on the April 4th election and making the City of Waukegan a possible sanctuary city could be a key factor in the election.

By H. Nelson Goodson
Hispanic News Network U.S.A.

March 20, 2017
(Updated)

Waukegan, Illinois - On Monday, Raúl Ventura Ortiz, the radio host for Radio Latina 5.0/WPJX 1500 AM and journalist indicated during an interview with Diana Serna that the Latino vote could determine the next mayoral electon in the City of Waukegan. One key issue would be, if Waukegan could become a sanctuary city, but in a recent debate, mayoral candidate Lisa May, a current alderwoman who is running as an Independent admitted that she would not support for Waukegan to become a sanctuary city. Another mayoral candidate, Sam Cunningham, a current alderman as well who is running as a Democrat didn't make it clear during the debate whether he would support for the city to become a sanctuary for undocumented immigrants. The population in Waukegan is about 53.45% Hispanic, according to the last U.S. Census and about 9,700 Latinos are registered to vote, but during the last Primary Election not even 8% (776) of Latinos voted in the election, according to Ventura Ortiz.
City aldermen/women could get elected to office with about 200 to 300 votes due to a very low voter turnout, Ventura Ortiz told Serna during the interview. Ventura Ortiz says that May who happens to be White is backed by conservative Republicans and Cunningham who is Afro-American is a Democrat and is most likely to get elected, if progressive Whites, Afro-Americans and Latinos come out and vote for him. 
Ventura Ortiz says, that the Latino vote is up for grabs, but doesn't expect for May to attract the Latino voting block due to her strong stand that she won't support  for Waukegan to become a sanctuary city. May told Hispanic News Network U.S.A. (HNNUSA) that she supports a safe city and will not work with ICE to detain and enforce immigration laws under Trump's Executive Order for local law enforcement agencies to partnership with ICE's 287(g), which allows for police officers, county sheriff deputies and state police to enforce federal immigration laws. According to May's campaign literature says, that she "will fight to defend Waukegan's DREAMers and their families because they are our community's future."
The Latino voters in Waukegan and Latino business owners could have the deciding advantage of who will be the next mayor of Waukegan, if they mobilize the Latino community to get out the vote. If May is elected, Waukegan will become a safe city for immigrants, but if Cunningham gets elected, most likely he won't support a partnership with ICE to implement the 287(g) program either, since years ago, he did opposed the 287(g) initiative.
Ventura Ortiz has confirmed to HNNUSA that both May and Cunningham have accepted Radio Latina invitation to debate and speak live on the air on Friday, March 24, 2017 beginning at 5:00 p.m.
The candidates will mostly focus on the 287(g) enforcement, sanctuary city status, a proposal to make Waukegan a safe and secure city for immigrants and other issues affecting the Latino community, which the majority are of Mexican decent in population.


Radio Latina 5.0 interview with Raúl Ventura Ortiz by Diana Serna at: http://goo.gl/8lVNBT


In other elections, four Hispanics  are running for a four-year term in the Waukegan Community School Board District 60:

• Margaret Carrasco

• Porfirio Garcia

• Michael Rodriguez

• Victoria Torres


Stats:

According to the U.S. Census in 2010

Waukegan had a total population of 89,078, 100%

• Hispanic population was 47,612, which made 53.45% of the population

• Mexican descent at 38,636 or 43.4%

• Puerto Rican descent at 2,918 or 3.3%

• Cuban descent at 136 or 0.2%

• Hispanic registered voters were 11,675 or 35.18%

In 2000, the U.S. Census reported:

Waukegan had a total population of 87, 901, 100%

• Hispanic population at 39, 396 or 44.82%

• Mexican descent at 30,717 or 34.94%

• Puerto Rican descent at 2,976 or 3.39%

• Cuban descent at 103 or 0.12%



Sunday, March 19, 2017

Patricia Orellana, A Long Time UMOS Employee And Community Activist Passed Away

RIP Patricia Orellana (Pat Navar)

By H. Nelson Goodson
Hispanic News Network U.S.A.

March 19, 2017

Milwaukee, WI - Patricia Orellana also known as Pat Navar has passed away surrounded by friends and family. Orellana worked for the United Migrant Opportunities Services (UMOS) and recently retired. She was also among the 500 community educational activists who took over the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Chapman Hall (Chancellor's office) on August 27, 1970 in the struggle to bring down a discriminatory policy that kept Latino students from enrolling at the university. Only 13 Hispanic students were enrolled at UW-Milwaukee compare to 25,000 White students in 1970. After weeks of protests, the UWM chancellor agreed to create the Spanish Speaking Outreach Institute, which today is known as the Roberto Hernandez Center.
Orellana along with hundreds of Latinos and allies participated in the 79.4 mile march from Milwaukee to Madison to fight for migrant rights including the enforcement of migrant laws that were previously passed in Wisconsin. 

Saturday, March 18, 2017

ICE Immigration Judge Decides To Deport Army Veteran Miguel Pérez Jr., But An Appeal Filed

An immigration judge decided to deport Army Veteran.

By H. Nelson Goodson
Hispanic News Network U.S.A.

March 18, 2017

Chicago, Illinois - Robin Rosche, an immigration judge decided that Miguel Pérez Jr., 38, a decorated U.S. Army Veteran with a green card should be deported after serving a prison sentence for a felony drug conviction. Pérez's attorney filed an appeal on Judge Rosche's decision and the Veteran will remain in custody on the appeal is exhausted. A press conference is scheduled for Sunday by his relatives concerning the recent decision to deport Peréz.
Pérez had served two tours in Afghanistan. He returned from war with severe PTSD and a serious brain injury and began to self medicate with drugs and was convicted of a non-violent drug offense.
Pérez had filed a request for relief to remain in the U.S. under the United Nations Convention against torture, which is a form of asylum.
Pérez told Judge Rosche during a hearing that he would be targeted for recruitment by drug cartels for his military experience and his life would be in danger, if he failed to join a criminal organization. The U.S. prosecutors argued that Pérez doesn't qualify for the asylum, but that he violated the law, was convicted and should be deported, despite his honorable military service.

Saturday, March 11, 2017

Undocumented Immigrants As Stakeholders Contribute To The U.S. Economic Stability Of The Nation

Contrary to unfounded popular belief by White nationalists, neo-Nazis movements and President Trump, non-criminal undocumented immigrants are stakeholders in assuring that our nation remains economically stable as well.  

By H. Nelson Goodson
Hispanic News Network U.S.A.

March 11, 2017

Milwaukee, WI - Since 2006, Latino immigrant rights organizations, religious groups, elected (local, county, state and federal) public officials, labor syndicates, activists and allies have engaged in marches, rallies, strikes, consumer boycotts, civil disobedience, school walkouts, getting the vote out and closing Latino businesses as part of a "Day without Latinos", which recently expanded to include immigrants and refugees to seek immigration reform or have protested against U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) raids and the 287(g) ICE Program, which allows local, county and state law enforcement officers to enforce immigration laws that resulted in the separation of families. The issue today, we continue to think like we don't exist, we should begin to include ourselves as stakeholders in the U.S., like "A Day with Latinos, Immigrants and Refugees".
It has been more than 10 years of constant action to no avail for immigration reform, but has successfully created a network of activism, uniting people of color and awareness nationally that it's time to fix and reform the broken immigration system. For the most part, engaging in mass deportations of millions of non-criminal undocumented immigrants is not the economic feasible action for President Donald J. Trump to take simply because it is costing billions today, it would be cheaper and wiser to fix the broken immigration system. 
Don't despair, there's a light (Luz) guiding us to understand that undocumented immigrants have become stakeholders in the U.S. as well and their economic contributions in the billions of dollars as tax payers and consumers continue to do jobs most U.S. citizens won't do today and have filled that void for decades. Actual fact: Any undocumented immigrant who has paid taxes in last ten years as a stakeholder in the U.S., has actually paid more taxes than President Trump himself who has not paid any federal taxes in the last ten years. They have been instrumental in making sure our nation's economic well being remains stable so far, some might argue.
Today, we need to stand strong and stand against those who would like to see our nation fail, we as Latinos and allies in the U.S. need as a united effort to dedicate our resources into local, state and national campaigns to promote the economic contributions by undocumented immigrants, which no doubt as stakeholders have been instrumental in making our nation economically strong.
As community stateholders, we need to organize and participate in helping to make changes by promoting the achievements and contributing factors of undocumented immigrants with a mass wave of publicity in the English speaking mainstream media outlets, social media and other venues.

For example: local immigrant rights groups, including labor syndicates and religious groups, even activists and private businesses can become partners by working to create and invest in 30 to 60 second videos and TV network spots (positive advertising) in English to promote the contributions of undocumented immigrants in order to help educate and sway favorable public opinion to show the benefits in keeping non-criminal undocumented immigrants in the U.S. by legalizing them as a work force.
Detaining and deporting non-criminal undocumented immigrants creates an economic void, which most U.S. workers are unable to replace them at jobs Americans won't do today.

Statistics:

Each non-criminal undocumented immigrant detained and later removed from a community will create an economic gap of about $25k to $50k in earned income including personal, sales tax, consumption of goods and property tax generated loss annually. Also, it will cost the state and the U.S. government approximately up to $10K or more in deportation costs including holding the undocumented inmate at a local county jail or Private Prison Corporations (PPC), which costs between $130 to $330 per day to hold at a PPC, in addition immigration court costs and flight costs to country of orgin.
Obama during the end of his term attempted to phase out private prisons when contracts expired, but Trump's U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions recinded that memo and is promoting to continue to contract with PPCs. According to a 2015 report by the Council on Hemispheric Affairs, PPC's earned $3B for holding ICE detainees. An estimated 34,000 of undocumented immigrants are incarcerated daily costing about $159 each to hold.

So, the U.S. economic stability in some urban and rural communities, which depend on undocumented labor including farm and dairy workers are faced with a loss of workers that can't easily be replaced once removed by the Trump's ICE initiative. Does Trump and his administration know that every non-criminal undocumented immigrant removed from the local and the U.S. economic system has a long lasting effect in the areas from which removed?

• In Wisconsin, undocumented immigrants paid $21,7 million in personal income, $6.1 million in property taxes and $66.5 million in sale taxes in 2010 totaling at least $94.4M, according to the Institute for Taxation and Economic Policy study.

• Undocumented workers in Texas pay $11.6B annually in taxes, according to the Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy.

• Undocumented immigrants paid $35B within 10 years to the Medicare Trust Fund even when they don't qualify for benefits. (HNNUSA/Hispanic News Network U.S.A.)

• The Social Security Administration reported that in the Earning Suspense File has $1.3T in taxes in earn wages, which most of it was collected from undocumented immigrants.  (The Atlantic)

• In 2014, Stephen Goss, the Chief Actuary of the Social Security Administration told Vice News that in the last decade, an estimated 11M undocumented immigrants reside in the U.S. and about 7M are unauthorized workers and 3.1M of those worked with fake or expired Social Security numbers and paid automatic payroll taxes to the federal government. In 2010, a $13B annual net contribution was made to the Social Security Trust Fund.
In the last ten years, unauthorized workers have paid an estimated $100B into the trust fund and most of the unauthorized workers will never benefit from their tax contributions later in life, according to Goss.  (HNNUSA/Hispanic News Network U.S.A.)

Thursday, March 9, 2017

Milwaukee County Sheriff Clarke Jr. Signs Letter Of Intent To Partnership With ICE 287g To Enforce Federal Immigration Laws

The Milwaukee County Sheriff's Office could become the first law enforcement entity to partnership with ICE under the 287g Program, which allows deputies to enforcement federal immigration laws.

By H. Nelson Goodson
Hispanic News Network U.S.A.

March 9, 2017

Milwaukee, WI - On Wednesday, the Milwaukee County Sheriff's Office (MCSO) announced in their Facebook page that Sheriff David A. Clarke Jr. signed a letter of intent to partnership with the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) under the 287g Program, which allows deputies to enforce federal immigration laws throughout the County. Governor Scott Walker (R) would have to approve such county and federal partnership to enforce immigration laws within the state of Wisconsin. Walker hasn't publicly endorse such a partnership, but supports Trump's efforts to enforce immigration laws. Hispanic News Network U.S.A. (HNNUSA) has reached out to Governor Walker for comment about Sheriff Clarke's intent to join 287g, but he has not returned a response. If Sheriff Clarke gets approved by Governor Walker, other law enforcement agencies throughout the state could follow. 
So far, the Milwaukee Police Department, the City of Racine, the Waukesha County Sheriff's Office and a few others have confirmed that they will implement 287g as President Trump would like them to do so in a volunteer basis.
Voces de la Frontera, an immigrant and workers rights organization sponsored on February 13 a mass protest, march and rally against Sheriff Clarke's intent to join the 287g program. Sheriff Clarke had previously confirmed that the "Day without Latinos, Immigrants and Refugees" march would not effect his decision to partnership with ICE. If approved by Governor Walker to implement 287g, the MCSO will become the first law enforcement agency to implement 287g in the state.
The MCSO conducts no investigations on homicides, auto thefts and felony crimes other than patrolling county roads and highways to clear roads of accidents and citing speeders. The MCSO also has deputies assigned as bailiffs at the Milwaukee County Courthouse and jail. The FBI statistics indicated that the MCSO deputies only investigated five rape cases between 2012 to 2014.
Implementing the 287g program in any jurisdiction has its drawbacks and anticipated federal lawsuits by immigrant rights groups and the ACLU who have filed lawsuits and proved that such practices under 287g are contributed to illegal profiling, civil rights violation and discrimination by local authorities enforcing immigration laws. 
In most cases, law enforcement agencies who use the 287g program usually profile, discriminate and violate the civil rights of those targeted under the program.
Example: Maricopa County Sheriff's Office in Arizona under Sheriff Joe Arpaio, in which a federal court found blatant illegal profiling, discrimination and civil rights violations when arresting victims. Arpaio was held in contempt for violations by a federal judge, could also face prison time and Arpaio was ousted from office on November 9, 2016. The new elected Sheriff Paul Penzone in Maricopa County immediately terminated the 287g ICE partnership.
Sheriff Clarke could also face the same consequences for joining the 287g program, if irregularities by the sheriff and deputies occur when suspected undocumented aliens are stopped, processed in the jail or U.S. Citizens of Spanish speaking origin are also illegally detained, but Clarke will now certainly be on the national watch list by immigrant rights organizations and the ACLU as well.
Currently, Wisconsin Republican state legislators John Spiros, Jesse Kremer and Steve Nass seek sponsorship to reintroduce a anti-sanctuary city bill formerly known as Assembly Bill 450. The renewed legislation, if approved by both chambers of the Republican controlled legislature would withhold funding from cities that ignore federal immigration laws and harbor illegal immigrants.
Representative Spiros's proposal would cut state aid from any community with a policy of preventing officials from inquiring about the immigration status of arrestees or those refusing to cooperate with federal immigration enforcement. Such communities could lose between $500 and $5,000 of state aid, depending upon its population, for each day of noncompliance.
Last year, AB 450 passed the State Assembly on a vote of 63-35, but the State Senate adjourned without taking any action and the bill eventually expired.
The proposed revived WI sanctuary legislation  LRB-1205/1 – Prohibiting Sanctuary Cities in Wisconsin (Memorandum dateline to co-sponsor bill is March 15, 2017) would only target undocumented aliens who pose a legitimate public safety risk and allows for political entities (statewide Sheriff County jails) to accept ICE detainers (useless administrative ICE requests to detain), even if not legally binding (only a court warrant is valid to detain), according to a federal court ruling.





Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Second Deported Veterans Support House To Open In Juarez

The Juarez Deported Veterans Support House will organize to provide deported veterans needed services, support contacts and a shelter.

By H. Nelson Goodson
Hispanic News Network U.S.A.

March 8, 2017

Tijuana, Baja California, Mexuco - On Wednesday, Hector Barajas, the Director and Founder of the Deported Veterans Support House in Tijuana (DVSH-Tijuana), Baja California, Mexico announced the upcoming opening of a second Deported Veterans Support House in Juarez (DVSH-Juarez) in the state of Chihuahua, Mexico. The inaugural opening of the DVSH-Juarez will be held on April 22, 2017, where Barajas will be present from noon to 5:00 p.m. to kick-off a new bunker chapter along with Jose Francisco Lopez, who will be the director of the DVSH-Juarez for the purpose to help organized local deported Veterans, to establish a working relationship between deported Veterans, activists and Veterans service providers from the U.S. Veterans Administration to provide information or assistance on how to apply for VA benefits and medical assistance in El Paso, Texas and surrounding area, according to Barajas.
The DVSH-Juarez location will be at Valle del ARNO 3116, FRACC Plaza del Sol, Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua, Cp 32610. 

For more information contact:

Hector Barajas, Director and Founder of Deported Veterans Support House in Tijuana at 626-569-5491 and 664-522-8745 or email at Banishedveteran@yahoo.com

Also: Jose Francisco Lopez, Director of the Deported Veterans Support House in Juarez at 656-218-5611, email at Panchito251144@gmail.com


A Gofundme has been created for the Deported Veterans Support House in Juarez http://bit.ly/2nh4gv0


Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Milwaukee Police Seeking Suspects Connected To A Southside Homicide Involving A 36-year-old Man Known As "Dbo"

Daniel "Danny" Lee Baker, aka, "Dbo"

A 36-year-old man has died after being shot in the Southside of Milwaukee.

By H. Nelson Goodson
Hispanic News Network U.S.A.

March 7, 2017

Milwaukee, WI - On Tuesday, Milwaukee police responded around 3:30 a.m. to reported shots fired at the 2300 block of S. 9th Street. Upon arrival, police found a 36-year-old man shot and was taken to a local hospital where he was later pronounced dead.
Friends circulated a photo of the victim in social media and identify the deceased victim as, Daniel "Danny" Lee Baker, aka, "Dbo" and police has not released his actual name pending the ongoing murder investigation. 
Police continue to seek suspects in the homicide case, according to the Milwaukee Police Department.
Baker is survived by four children.

Speeding Ends In Fatal Crash That Claimed The Life Of 16-year-old Lisandra Muñoz Sánchez

Milwaukee police believe that speed caused an SUV to lose control and struck a cement truck in the Southside that claimed the life of a 16-year-old St. Anthony School female student.

By H. Nelson Goodson
Hispanic News Network U.S.A.

March 7, 2017

Milwaukee, WI - On Monday, Milwaukee police reported that a 16-year-old girl had lost her life in a crash involving an SUV and cement truck at the 4300 block of S. 13th Street near W. Bolivar in the Southside of the city. The deceased 16-year-old female victim was identified by family members as Lisandra Muñoz Sánchez and the driver of the SUV Chevy Tahoe involved as her brother, Ivan Muñoz Sánchez, 18. Apparently Ivan, the driver of Chevy Tahoe was speeding around 3:35 p.m., lost control and struck a cement truck killing his sister who was his passenger, according to police.
Police say, Ivan was racing with another vehicle and almost rear ended a cement truck, which he tried to avoid hitting, but lost control and struck the truck sideways.
Lisandra was pronounced dead at the scene. Ivan was taken to a local hospital and is recovering from his injuries.
Police believe speed was a contributing factor in the deadly crash. Ivan was placed in custody, with a $10,000 cash bond and cited for speeding resulting in a fatal crash. He is facing an additional charge for 2nd-degree reckless homicide in connection with the death of his sister.



Sunday, March 5, 2017

Bridgette Clark Taken Into Custody For DUI And Driving The Wrong Way On Highways I-41 And US-45

Clark was arrested by a Milwaukee County Sheriff's deputy after going the wrong way on highways I-41 and US-45 and was cited for DUI.

By H. Nelson GoOdon
Hispanic News Network U.S.A.

March 5, 2017

Milwaukee, WI - On Sunday, a Milwaukee County Sheriff's deputy arrested Bridgette Clark, 25, after she entered the freeway on the Appleton Ave. exit while going the wrong way at I-41 and US-45 northbound around 5:00 a.m. The field breathalyzer tested 0.17 and she was cited for 1st DUI and is facing a felony charge for 2nd-degree reckless endangering safety for driving the wrong way on a divided highway and reckless driving, according to the Milwaukee County Sheriff's Office.
Clark is currently being held without bail.

Friday, March 3, 2017

$1M Settlement Reached By Family Of Anastacio Hernández Rojas Who Was Brutally Beaten and Murdered By U.S. Border Patrol Agents

Hernández Rojas was brutally beaten and murdered by U.S. Border Protection Agents in 2010.

By H. Nelson Goodson
Hispanic News Network U.S.A.

March 3, 2017

San Diego, California - The family of of Anastacio Hernández Rojas, 42, an undocumented immigrant who was brutally beaten and tasered multiple times by U.S. Customs and Border Patrol agents and later died at a hospital have settled the lawsuit for $1M to avoid another three years of court room litigation. The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (ICHR) in Washington, D.C. sued the U.S. for the torture and homicide of Hernández Rojas. In November 2015, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) decided not to prosecute or file felony murder charges against eight U.S. Border Patrol agents, Customs and Border Protection agents including four supervisors who watched and encouraged the deadly abuse of Hernández Rojas at the San Ysidro Port-of-entry crossing for lack of evidence. 
The DOJ said, that the agents involved used reasonable force to subdue Hernández Rojas. It was later discovered that 15 to 25 border patrol agents participated while others watched Hernández Rojas get beaten, kicked and tased repeatedly while in handcuffs at the U.S. border crossing.
Hernández Rojas pleaded for help and for the agents to stop beating and who were repeatedly tasering him as dozens of witnesses watched, video recorded took pictures of the incident from the border bridge crossing.
The agents later confiscated witnesses cellphones, deleted videos and photos to cover up the brutal beating. The agents didn't even file reports that at least 30 witnesses were present during the incident. The witnesses were also dispersed from the scene in an attempt to cover up the brutal beating and homicide of Hernández Rojas. Only three witnesses were later interviewed by San Diego police who investigated the case.
A cellphone video later surfaced showing the border patrol agents beating and tasering Hernández Rojas multiple times who pleaded for help. 
The ICHR is the only human rights international commission that has jurisdiction and authority to hear an individual complaint against the U.S. for human rights violations.
In an interview with Democracy Now, Roxanna Altholz, an international human rights lawyer and scholar, including an associate director at the University of California-Berkeley's International Human Rights Law Clinic said, that since Hernández Rojas murder in 2010 by border patrol agents, at least 40 to 50 undocumented immigrants have been killed by agents and none of the border patrol agents involved have been held accountable or brought to justice.
The San Diego Medical Examiner's Office classified Hernández Rojas death as a homicide. Hernández Rojas autopsy revealed that he had five broken ribs, had suffered from a lack of oxygen to his brain for 8 minutes causing brain dead as a result of a heart attack attributed to the beating and taser's electrical shocks, had abrasions/contusions to the face, arms and legs including a large hematoma.
Judge M. James Lorenz of the U.S. District Court of the Southern District of California on September 29, 2014 determined that the U.S. Border Patrol agents identified as Phillip Krasielwicz, Gabriel Ducoing and Derrick Llewellyn; Immigration Enforcement Agents Harinzo Naraisnesingh and Andre Piligrino; Customs and Border Protection Officers Kurt Sauer and agent Allen Boutwell; Border Patrol Supervisors Ishmael Finn, Guillermo E. Avila and Edward C. Caliri, and Custom and Border Protection Supervisor Ramon De Jesús were responsible or contributed to Hernández Rojas death in 2010.

Shocking news video shows Mexican immigrant Anastacio Hernández Rojas tased and being beaten resulting in his death by multiple U.S. Border Patrol agents while hog tied and hands behind his back in May 2010. https://youtu.be/5JCmHX1pVCU


Thursday, March 2, 2017

Wisconsin Bill To End Sanctuary Cities In The State Resurfaces

Republican legislators to reintroduce anti-sanctuary bill, which targets undocumented aliens in Wisconsin.

By H. Nelson Goodson
Hispanic News Network U.S.A.

March 2, 2017

Madison, WI - Wisconsin Republican state legislators John Spiros, Jesse Kremer and Steve Nass seek sponsorship to reintroduce a anti-sanctuary city bill formerly known as Assembly Bill 450. The renewed legislation, if approved by both chambers of the Republican controlled legislature would withhold funding from cities that ignore federal immigration laws and harbor illegal immigrants.
Representative Spiros's proposal would cut state aid from any community with a policy of preventing officials from inquiring about the immigration
status of arrestees or those refusing to cooperate with federal immigration enforcement. Such communities could lose between $500 and $5,000 of state aid, depending upon its population, for each day of noncompliance.
Last year, AB 450 passed the State Assembly on a vote of 63-35, but the State Senate adjourned without taking any action and the bill eventually expired.

Here's the proposed revived WI sanctuary legislation LRB-1205/1 – Prohibiting Sanctuary Cities in Wisconsin (Memorandum dateline to co-sponsor bill is March 15, 2017), it only targets undocumented aliens who pose a legitimate public safety risk and allows for political entities (statewide Sheriff County jails) to accept ICE detainers, even if not legally binding (a court warrant), according to a federal court ruling. (PDF) http://bit.ly/2m86uNZ


La anterior AB 450, fue un proyecto de ley anti-inmigrante que podría haber permitido a policías y empleados municipales aplicar las leyes de inmigración. AB 450 podría dado la autoridad a la policía para investigar la situación legal de los inmigrantes indocumentados y proceder a su retención de expulsión.
Esta possible ley si fuera aplicada las ciudades o municipalidades podrian perder una cantidad de ayuda financiera estatal entre $500 a $5,000 dependiendo el populacho de estas.
Esta ley fue aprobada por los Deputados estatales con un voto de 63-35, pero la Cámara del Senado estatal termino sus sesión el año pasado sin tomar acción cual luego automáticamente el tiempo se venció. 

Each non-criminal undocumented immigrant detained and later removed from a community will create an economic gap of about $25k to $50k in earned income including personal, sales tax, consumption of goods and property tax generated loss annually. Also, it will cost the state and the U.S. government approximately up to $10K or more in deportation costs including holding the undocumented inmate at a local county jail or Private Prison Corporations (PPC), which costs between $130 to $330 per day to hold at a PPC, in addition immigration court costs and flight costs to country of orgin.
Obama during the end of his term attempted to phase out private prisons when contracts expired, but Trump's U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions recinded that memo and is promoting to continue to contract with PPCs. According to a 2015 report by the Council on Hemispheric Affairs, PPC's earned $3B for holding ICE detainees. An estimated 34,000 of undocumented immigrants are incarcerated daily costing about $159 each to hold.

So, the U.S. economic stability in some urban and rural communities, which depend on undocumented labor including farm and dairy workers are faced with a loss of workers that can't easily be replaced once removed by the Trump's ICE initiative. Does Trump and his administration know that every non-criminal undocumented immigrant removed from the local and the U.S. economic system has a long lasting effect in the areas from which removed?

The following are stats about Latinos economic structure, population and spending empowerment in the South Side of Milwaukee and in the State of Wisconsin.

 • Latinos made 59% of the total population of 85,254 in the South Side in 2012. (1)

• A city economic study reported that the South side households in the predominately Latino community located inside Postal Zip Code 53204 in Milwaukee spend more than $91 million annually in retail goods, according to the 2006 Department of City Development statistics. In one day, they spent approximately $249,315.06. The biggest tax-generating base for the city comes solely from the South side. (2)

• In Milwaukee, over 850 Hispanic owned businesses generate more than $225 million in annual sales. It is abundantly clear that the immigration of Hispanics and undocumented immigrants to Southeastern Wisconsin is tied to a large degree to the available resources that Hispanics have in the area. (2)

• In Wisconsin, over 3,000 Hispanic owned businesses generate more than $800 million in annual sales creation of jobs and available employment resulting in population growth as well as business growth. (2)

• In 2015, undocumented immigrants paid over $80M in combine income tax and property tax in Wisconsin. (2)

• In Wisconsin, undocumented immigrants paid $21,7 million in personal income, $6.1 million in property taxes and $66.5 million in sale taxes in 2010 totaling at least $94.4M, according to the Institute for Taxation and Economic Policy study. (2)

• Latinos spent $28M in grocery store sales (1)

• Full service restaurants earned $13M (1)

• Latino music stores generated $3.4M (1)

• At least$2.8M was spent on non-English books and newspapers (1)

• An annual retail outside of the South Side by residents spent about $364M (1)

• $38M Clothing store sales and $5.1M in accessories (1)

• In 2012, the South Side Milwaukee County Supervisor 12th District had 70.1% of Hispanic population. (2)

• In the Milwaukee South Side 12th Aldermanic District, there is a 67.8% of Hispanic population from a total of 54K in total population. (2)

• In the Milwaukee South Side 8th Aldermanic District, there is a 62% of Hispanic population from a total of 54K in total population. (2)

• There are approximately 260,000 in population of Mexican origin in the state, which is 75% of the total Hispanic population in Wisconsin. (2)

• Wisconsin Hispanic population in the state grew by 74%, 336,056, an increase of 143,135 from 2000. (2)

• The U.S. Census Bureau reported in March 2010, that the Wisconsin Hispanic population in the state grew by 74%, 336,056, an increase of 143,135 from 2000. Hispanics now account for 5.9 percent of Wisconsin's total population.
The Hispanic population in Milwaukee County rose by 126,039 and the Dane County Hispanic population grew by 28,925.
The City of Milwaukee saw a increase of 40%, 103,107 in Hispanic population, and saw a loss of 6%, from 605,013 to 594,833 of population now residing in the city, according to the 2010 census. Compared to a census report in 2009, that the Hispanic population rose about 48%, 285,827 or 5.1% of the population in the state. Milwaukee County saw an increase of 39%, 114,238 or 12% of the population, Racine County saw a 35% increase, 20,262 in population. Waukesha saw a 42% increase of 13,458 in population. Ozaukee County saw a 58 % increase of 1,669 in population and in Washington County a 76% increase with 2,693 in population.

• U.S. Census officials reported, that 50.5 million Hispanics were counted in 2010, 16.3% of total U.S. population and a 43% growth since 2000.

• Undocumented immigrants paid $35B within 10 years to the Medicare Trust Fund even when they don't qualify for benefits. (2)

• The Social Security Administration reported that in the Earning Suspense File has $1.3T in taxes in earn wages, which most of it was collected from undocumented immigrants.  (The Atlantic)

• In 2014, Stephen Goss, the Chief Actuary of the Social Security Administration told Vice News that in the last decade, an estimated 11M undocumented immigrants reside in the U.S. and about 7M are unauthorized workers and 3.1M of those worked with fake or expired Social Security numbers and paid automatic payroll taxes to the federal government. In 2010, a $13B annual net contribution was made to the Social Security Trust Fund.
In the last ten years, unauthorized workers have paid an estimated $100B into the trust fund and most of the unauthorized workers will never benefit from their tax contributions later in life, according to Goss. (2)

• Hispanics including undocumented immigrants today have more than $2T economic spending power. (2)

Sources: 

(1) According to the 2015 revised City of Milwaukee South Side Area Plan

(2) Hispanic News Network U.S.A. (HNNUSA)

(3) Social Security Office of the Chief Actuary

MILWAUKEE: Estadísticas sobre los latinos y estado de Wisconsin

Las siguientes son las estadísticas sobre la estructura de los latinos económico, la población y la potenciación del gasto en el lado sur de Milwaukee y en el estado de Wisconsin.

• Latinos representaban el 59% de la población total de 85.254 en el lado sur en 2012. (1)

• Un estudio económico de la ciudad informó que los hogares lado sur de la comunidad predominantemente latina situada en el interior Código Postal Postal 53204 en Milwaukee gastan más de $ 91 millones de anualmente en productos al por menor, de acuerdo con el Departamento de estadísticas de Desarrollo de la Ciudad de 2006. En un día, se gastaron aproximadamente $ 249,315.06. La base generadora de impuestos más grande de la ciudad proviene exclusivamente del lado sur. (2)

• En Milwaukee, más de 850 empresas de propiedad hispana generan más de $ 225 millones de dólares en ventas anuales. Está muy claro que la inmigración de los hispanos y los inmigrantes indocumentados a sureste de Wisconsin está ligada en gran medida a los recursos disponibles que los hispanos tienen en la zona. (2)

• En Wisconsin, más de 3.000 empresas de propiedad hispana generan más de $ 800 millones de dólares en ventas anuales creación de puestos de trabajo y empleo disponible que resulta en aumento de la población, así como el crecimiento del negocio. (2)

• En 2015, los inmigrantes indocumentados pagaron más de $ 80 millones en combinar el impuesto sobre la renta y el impuesto a la propiedad en Wisconsin. (2)

• En Wisconsin, los inmigrantes indocumentados pagan $ 21,7 millones en los ingresos personales, $ 6.1 millones en impuestos a la propiedad y $ el 66,5 millones de dólares en impuestos de venta en el año 2010 por un total de al menos $ 94.4M, según el Instituto de Fiscalidad y Política Económica estudio. (2)

• Latinos gastaron $ 28 millones en ventas en tiendas de comestibles (1)

• Restaurantes de servicio completo ganaban $ 13M (1)

• Tiendas de música latina generaron $ 3,4 M (1)

• Al menos se gastaron $ 2.8M en los libros y los periódicos no están en inglés ( 1)

• Un fuera menor anual de la zona sur de los residentes gastó cerca de $ 364m (1)

• $ 38M tienda de ropa de ventas y $ 5,1 millones en los accesorios (1)

• En 2012, el lado sur de Milwaukee Supervisor del Condado Distrito 12 tuvo un 70,1% de población hispana. (2)

• En el lado sur de Milwaukee 12 de Concejal del Distrito, hay un 67,8% de la población hispana de un total de 54K en la población total. (2)

• En el lado sur de Milwaukee 8 de Concejal del Distrito, hay un 62% de la población hispana de un total de 54K en la población total. (2)

• Hay aproximadamente 260.000 en la población de origen mexicano en el estado, que es el 75% de la población total de hispanos en Wisconsin. (2)

• Wisconsin población hispana en el estado creció un 74%, 336.056, un aumento de 143.135 a partir de 2000. (2)

• La Oficina del Censo de Estados Unidos informó en marzo de 2010, que la población hispana en el estado de Wisconsin creció un 74%, 336.056, un aumento de 143.135 desde 2000. Los hispanos ahora representan el 5,9 por ciento de la población total de Wisconsin.

La población hispana en el Condado de Milwaukee aumentó en 126.039 y la población hispana del Condado de Dane creció en 28.925.
La ciudad de Milwaukee vio un aumento del 40%, 103.107 en la población hispana, y vio una pérdida de 6%, pasando de 605.013 a 594.833 de la población que actualmente residen en la ciudad, de acuerdo con el censo de 2010. En comparación con un informe del censo en 2009, que la población hispana aumentó alrededor del 48%, 285.827 o el 5,1% de la población en el estado. Condado de Milwaukee vio un aumento del 39%, 114.238 o el 12% de la población, el condado de Racine vio un aumento del 35%, 20.262 en la población. Waukesha vio un aumento del 42% de los 13.458 de la población. Ozaukee Condado vio un aumento del 58% de los 1.669 en la población y en el Condado de Washington, un aumento del 76% con 2.693 en la población.

• Los funcionarios del censo de Estados Unidos informó que 50,5 millones de hispanos se contaron en 2010, el 16,3% de la población total de Estados Unidos y un crecimiento del 43% desde el año 2000.

• Los inmigrantes indocumentados pagan $ 35B plazo de 10 años para el Fondo Fiduciario de Medicare, incluso cuando ellos no califican para los beneficios. (2)

• La Administración de Seguridad Social informó que en el Archivo de Ganancia suspense tiene $ 1.3T en impuestos en ganar un salario, que se recogió la mayor parte de inmigrantes sin papeles. (El Atlántico)

• En 2014, Stephen Goss, Actuario Jefe de la Administración de la Seguridad Social dijo Vice La noticia de que en la última década, se estima que los inmigrantes indocumentados 11M residen en los EE.UU. y alrededor de 7 millones son trabajadores no autorizados y 3.1M de los trabajado con números y Seguridad Social falsos o caducados pagaron los impuestos de nómina automáticas para el gobierno federal. En 2010, se hizo una contribución neta anual de $ 13, al Fondo Fiduciario de la Seguridad Social.

En los últimos diez años, los trabajadores no autorizados han pagado un estimado de $ 100B en el fondo fiduciario y la mayoría de los trabajadores no autorizados que nunca se beneficiarán de sus contribuciones fiscales más adelante en la vida, de acuerdo con Goss. (2)

• Los hispanos incluidos los inmigrantes indocumentados hoy en día tienen más de $ 2T capacidad de gasto económico. (2)

Fuentes: 

(1) De acuerdo con el 2015 revisado Ciudad de Milwaukee South Side Area del Plan
(2) Hispano News Network EE.UU. (HNNUSA)
(3) Oficina de la Seguridad Social del Actuario Jefe

Esta Información fue posible gracias a H. Nelson Goodson, HNNUSA

Traducción en español por El Mañanero Newspaper







No más compras en Walmart, Menards y productos de Coors porque usan nuestro dinero en apoyo a Trump

"No más compras en Walmart, Menards y productos de Coors porque usan nuestro dinero en apoyo a Trump quien es anti-inmigrante y provee odió. Únete al nuestra campaña de no gastos en negocios y corporaciones quienes no apoyan a nuestro pueblo. Si estás con el pueblo, compártelo y avísale a tus amigos y compañeros que estamos en la lucha unidos/as contra los anti-inmigrantes y el movimiento para una justa reforma de migración para nuestra gente indocumentada quienes pagan impuestos en EE.UU y no han sido respetados por su labor y contribuciones de billones de dólares de impuestos a la nación por parte de los partidos Demócratas y Republicanos y no les han dado licencias o ID's del estado dónde residen, pero los quieren deportar sin piedad," este mensaje enviado por H. Nelson Goodson desde Milwaukee, Wisconsin, un compañero en la lucha para mejorar a nuestro pueblo en EE.UU.

2 de marzo del 2017


Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Transparency Paramount For MIA LLC, Entity Makes Public Disclosure Of Financial Statement

Community members at a gathering were handed out a full disclosure of bank deposits from funds generated by Movimiento de Inmigrantes en Acción, a registered entity with the feds and State of Wisconsin as an LLC.

By H. Nelson Goodson
Hispanic News Network U.S.A.

March 1, 2017

Milwaukee, WI - On Wednesday, organizing members for the Movimiento de Inmigrantes en Acción LLC (MIA LLC), Maryann Galicia, Mauricio Galicia, Ernesto Nava and Louie Villeda officially released a full disclosure of bank deposits that MIA LLC generated through membership and donations during an informative and organizing session in Milwaukee. Transparency of funds from those donating and the membership has been exercised as the founding members vowed to do when MIA LLC was established to give a voice for those community members involved with the for profit social organization.
According to Maryann, the registered bank deposits were $166.31 and cash collect at a gathering at the Gran Teocali, 2011 W. Forest Home Ave. in Milwaukee, WI. on Wednesday generated $182.00. 
MIA LLC was registered with the feds and got their federal tax number as an LLC, it was also registered with the State of Wiscosin as well for the purpose to empower the Latino community and built a united voice including leadership among those participating. MIA LLC will have 13 Board of Directors who will work to make sure the funding and its operation are transparent to the community who they will serve, according to Nava. A bank account was set up with Associated Bank to begin to generate deposit funds as an LLC to operate and launch their community based agenda. 
For those interested to send a donation, people can send funds to MIA LLC routing and account number 075900575 2173587 777 or stop at any Associated Bank in the U.S. and deposit any funds to help support the group.
Raúl Ventura Ortiz, radio commentary host for Radio Latina 5.0 also announce at the gathering that he will conduct a radio broadcast to help collect additional funds for the group on Friday, March 3, 2017 beginning at 5:00 p.m. to midnight. People who want to stop by and donate to MIA LLC can also stop at the broadcast station Radio Latina 5.0, 1500 AM Radio located at 1220 Grand Ave. in Waukegan, Illinois during the live programming, according to Ventura Ortiz.
MIA LLC is a unique community base organization dependent on community imput and collaboration with other groups in the Milwaukee area and nationally who are dedicated to empower the community and create leadership among members of the community including the youth.
MIA LLC will address issues through active community membership participation and discussions for the purpose to achieve equal access to justice, immigration reform, community safety, education, legal help by contracting with a lawfirm willing to take cases involving members and support of DREAMers. 
The project model is known a 777, which a membership fee of $7.77 will be accepted to generate community funding for tactical and strategic spending to promote the goals of set organization.
Ventura Ortiz, is a popular radio talk host for Radio Latina 5.0., 1500 AM Radio, which has a listening audience of more than 500,000 on a combine coverage in Facebook, social media and Internet programing in the U.S., Mexico, South and Central America.

Video: Wednesday's recorded programming of MIA LLC gathering by Radio Latina 5.0 at: http://goo.gl/8jvChP


Waukesha County Sheriff Severson Doesn't Plan To Partnership With ICE To Implement 287g

72 law enforcement jurisdictions are implementing ICE's 287g program around the nation, according to U.S. Senator McCaskill (D-MO).

By H. Nelson Goodson
Hispanic News Network U.S.A.

March 1, 2017

Washington, D.C. - Wisconsin's Waukesha County Sheriff Eric Severson confirmed that his department doesn't have the resources to implement 287g, which allows deputies to enforce federal immigration laws and doesn't believe it would be necessary because it is not a top priority and acts by criminal undocumented aliens are uncommon in the communities the department serves during Wednesday's Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee hearing in Washington, D.C. Sheriff Severson did say that he would be interested in getting federal funding for drug enforcement.
U.S. Senator Claire Conner McCaskill (D-MO) says, that criminal undocumented aliens should be held without bail and will work with Trump to keep them in jail and that 72 jurisdictions around the U.S. are in partnership with ICE in implementing 287g. The ICE 287g program information page only has 37 law enforcement agencies registered and Missouri is not one of them. Sen. McCaskill says, that in MO a lot of law enforcement agencies are working with ICE, which if they are enforcing 287g without being registered would be illegal. 

Trump Failed To Mention Victims Of White Supremacists In His First Speech To The U.S. Congress

Trump most definitely advocating hate and fear of undocumented aliens.

By H. Nelson Goodson
Hispanic News Network U.S.A.

March 1, 2017

Washington, D.C. - Trump's speech to the U.S. Congress on Tuesday talked about victims killed by undocumented aliens and presented family members of the deceased who were invited to attend his speech, but failed to mention any victims of White supremacists and Trump didn't even invite family members of any victims killed by White supremacists. Trump definitely is creating hate and division targeted at Latino immigrants while avoiding to target hate crimes by White supremacists.
White supremacists have claimed more victims than undocumented aliens in the U.S., but Trump created the VOICE office to deal with victims of undocumented aliens.
Trump's speech on VOICE, "...I have ordered the Department of Homeland Security to create an office to serve American Victims. The office is called VOICE — Victims Of Immigration Crime Engagement. We are providing a voice to those who have been ignored by our media, and silenced by special interests..."

President Trump's full speech to joint address of the U.S. Congress

THE PRESIDENT:  Thank you very much.  Mr. Speaker, Mr. Vice President, members of Congress, the First Lady of the United States -- (applause) -- and citizens of America:

Tonight, as we mark the conclusion of our celebration of Black History Month, we are reminded of our nation's path towards civil rights and the work that still remains to be done.  (Applause.)  Recent threats targeting Jewish community centers and vandalism of Jewish cemeteries, as well as last week's shooting in Kansas City, remind us that while we may be a nation divided on policies, we are a country that stands united in condemning hate and evil in all of its very ugly forms.  (Applause.)

Each American generation passes the torch of truth, liberty and justice in an unbroken chain all the way down to the present.  That torch is now in our hands.  And we will use it to light up the world.  I am here tonight to deliver a message of unity and strength, and it is a message deeply delivered from my heart.  A new chapter -- (applause) -- of American Greatness is now beginning.  A new national pride is sweeping across our nation.  And a new surge of optimism is placing impossible dreams firmly within our grasp.

What we are witnessing today is the renewal of the American spirit.  Our allies will find that America is once again ready to lead.  (Applause.)  All the nations of the world -- friend or foe -- will find that America is strong, America is proud, and America is free.

In nine years, the United States will celebrate the 250th anniversary of our founding -- 250 years since the day we declared our independence.  It will be one of the great milestones in the history of the world.  But what will America look like as we reach our 250th year?  What kind of country will we leave for our children?

I will not allow the mistakes of recent decades past to define the course of our future.  For too long, we've watched our middle class shrink as we've exported our jobs and wealth to foreign countries.  We've financed and built one global project after another, but ignored the fates of our children in the inner cities of Chicago, Baltimore, Detroit, and so many other places throughout our land.

We've defended the borders of other nations while leaving our own borders wide open for anyone to cross and for drugs to pour in at a now unprecedented rate.  And we've spent trillions and trillions of dollars overseas, while our infrastructure at home has so badly crumbled.

Then, in 2016, the Earth shifted beneath our feet.  The rebellion started as a quiet protest, spoken by families of all colors and creeds -- families who just wanted a fair shot for their children and a fair hearing for their concerns.

But then the quiet voices became a loud chorus as thousands of citizens now spoke out together, from cities small and large, all across our country.  Finally, the chorus became an earthquake, and the people turned out by the tens of millions, and they were all united by one very simple, but crucial demand: that America must put its own citizens first.  Because only then can we truly make America great again.  (Applause.)

Dying industries will come roaring back to life.  Heroic veterans will get the care they so desperately need.  Our military will be given the resources its brave warriors so richly deserve.  Crumbling infrastructure will be replaced with new roads, bridges, tunnels, airports and railways gleaming across our very, very beautiful land.  Our terrible drug epidemic will slow down and, ultimately, stop.  And our neglected inner cities will see a rebirth of hope, safety and opportunity.  Above all else, we will keep our promises to the American people.  (Applause.)
 
It's been a little over a month since my inauguration, and I want to take this moment to update the nation on the progress I've made in keeping those promises.

Since my election, Ford, Fiat-Chrysler, General Motors, Sprint, Softbank, Lockheed, Intel, Walmart and many others have announced that they will invest billions and billions of dollars in the United States, and will create tens of thousands of new American jobs.  (Applause.)

The stock market has gained almost $3 trillion in value since the election on November 8th, a record.  We've saved taxpayers hundreds of millions of dollars by bringing down the price of a fantastic -- and it is a fantastic -- new F-35 jet fighter, and we'll be saving billions more on contracts all across our government.  We have placed a hiring freeze on non-military and non-essential federal workers.

We have begun to drain the swamp of government corruption by imposing a five-year ban on lobbying by executive branch officials and a lifetime ban -- (applause) -- thank you -- and a lifetime ban on becoming lobbyists for a foreign government.

We have undertaken a historic effort to massively reduce job-crushing regulations, creating a deregulation task force inside of every government agency.  (Applause.)  And we're imposing a new rule which mandates that for every one new regulation, two old regulations must be eliminated.  (Applause.)  We're going to stop the regulations that threaten the future and livelihood of our great coal miners.  (Applause.)

We have cleared the way for the construction of the Keystone and Dakota Access Pipelines -- (applause) -- thereby creating tens of thousands of jobs.  And I've issued a new directive that new American pipelines be made with American steel.  (Applause.)

We have withdrawn the United States from the job-killing Trans-Pacific Partnership.  (Applause.)  And with the help of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, we have formed a council with our neighbors in Canada to help ensure that women entrepreneurs have access to the networks, markets and capital they need to start a business and live out their financial dreams.  (Applause.)

To protect our citizens, I have directed the Department of Justice to form a Task Force on Reducing Violent Crime.  I have further ordered the Departments of Homeland Security and Justice, along with the Department of State and the Director of National Intelligence, to coordinate an aggressive strategy to dismantle the criminal cartels that have spread all across our nation.  (Applause.)  We will stop the drugs from pouring into our country and poisoning our youth, and we will expand treatment for those who have become so badly addicted.  (Applause.)

At the same time, my administration has answered the pleas of the American people for immigration enforcement and border security.  (Applause.)  By finally enforcing our immigration laws, we will raise wages, help the unemployed, save billions and billions of dollars, and make our communities safer for everyone.  (Applause.)  We want all Americans to succeed, but that can't happen in an environment of lawless chaos.  We must restore integrity and the rule of law at our borders.  (Applause.)

For that reason, we will soon begin the construction of a great, great wall along our southern border.  (Applause.)  As we speak tonight, we are removing gang members, drug dealers, and criminals that threaten our communities and prey on our very innocent citizens.  Bad ones are going out as I speak, and as I promised throughout the campaign.

To any in Congress who do not believe we should enforce our laws, I would ask you this one question:  What would you say to the American family that loses their jobs, their income, or their loved one because America refused to uphold its laws and defend its borders?  (Applause.)

Our obligation is to serve, protect, and defend the citizens of the United States.  We are also taking strong measures to protect our nation from radical Islamic terrorism.  (Applause.)  According to data provided by the Department of Justice, the vast majority of individuals convicted of terrorism and terrorism-related offenses since 9/11 came here from outside of our country.  We have seen the attacks at home -- from Boston to San Bernardino to the Pentagon, and, yes, even the World Trade Center.

We have seen the attacks in France, in Belgium, in Germany, and all over the world.  It is not compassionate, but reckless to allow uncontrolled entry from places where proper vetting cannot occur.  (Applause.)  Those given the high honor of admission to the United States should support this country and love its people and its values.  We cannot allow a beachhead of terrorism to form inside America.  We cannot allow our nation to become a sanctuary for extremists.  (Applause.)

That is why my administration has been working on improved vetting procedures, and we will shortly take new steps to keep our nation safe and to keep out those out who will do us harm.  (Applause.)

As promised, I directed the Department of Defense to develop a plan to demolish and destroy ISIS -- a network of lawless savages that have slaughtered Muslims and Christians, and men, and women, and children of all faiths and all beliefs.  We will work with our allies, including our friends and allies in the Muslim world, to extinguish this vile enemy from our planet.  (Applause.)

I have also imposed new sanctions on entities and individuals who support Iran's ballistic missile program, and reaffirmed our unbreakable alliance with the State of Israel.  (Applause.)

Finally, I have kept my promise to appoint a justice to the United States Supreme Court, from my list of 20 judges, who will defend our Constitution.  (Applause.)  

 I am greatly honored to have Maureen Scalia with us in the gallery tonight.  (Applause.)  Thank you, Maureen.  Her late, great husband, Antonin Scalia, will forever be a symbol of American justice.  To fill his seat, we have chosen Judge Neil Gorsuch, a man of incredible skill and deep devotion to the law.  He was confirmed unanimously by the Court of Appeals, and I am asking the Senate to swiftly approve his nomination.  (Applause.)

Tonight, as I outline the next steps we must take as a country, we must honestly acknowledge the circumstances we inherited.  Ninety-four million Americans are out of the labor force.  Over 43 million people are now living in poverty, and over 43 million Americans are on food stamps.  More than one in five people in their prime working years are not working.  We have the worst financial recovery in 65 years.  In the last eight years, the past administration has put on more new debt than nearly all of the other Presidents combined.

We've lost more than one-fourth of our manufacturing jobs since NAFTA was approved, and we've lost 60,000 factories since China joined the World Trade Organization in 2001.  Our trade deficit in goods with the world last year was nearly $800 billion dollars.  And overseas we have inherited a series of tragic foreign policy disasters.

Solving these and so many other pressing problems will require us to work past the differences of party.  It will require us to tap into the American spirit that has overcome every challenge throughout our long and storied history.  But to accomplish our goals at home and abroad, we must restart the engine of the American economy -- making it easier for companies to do business in the United States, and much, much harder for companies to leave our country.  (Applause.)

Right now, American companies are taxed at one of the highest rates anywhere in the world.  My economic team is developing historic tax reform that will reduce the tax rate on our companies so they can compete and thrive anywhere and with anyone.  (Applause.)  It will be a big, big cut.  

At the same time, we will provide massive tax relief for the middle class.  We must create a level playing field for American companies and our workers.  We have to do it.  (Applause.)  Currently, when we ship products out of America, many other countries make us pay very high tariffs and taxes.  But when foreign companies ship their products into America, we charge them nothing, or almost nothing.

I just met with officials and workers from a great American company, Harley-Davidson.  In fact, they proudly displayed five of their magnificent motorcycles, made in the USA, on the front lawn of the White House.  ((Laughter and applause.)  And they wanted me to ride one and I said, "No, thank you."  (Laughter.)

At our meeting, I asked them, how are you doing, how is business?  They said that it's good.  I asked them further, how are you doing with other countries, mainly international sales?  They told me -- without even complaining, because they have been so mistreated for so long that they've become used to it -- that it's very hard to do business with other countries because they tax our goods at such a high rate.  They said that in the case of another country, they taxed their motorcycles at 100 percent.  They weren't even asking for a change.  But I am.  (Applause.)

I believe strongly in free trade but it also has to be fair trade.  It's been a long time since we had fair trade.  The first Republican President, Abraham Lincoln, warned that the "abandonment of the protective policy by the American government… will produce want and ruin among our people."  Lincoln was right -- and it's time we heeded his advice and his words.  (Applause.)  I am not going to let America and its great companies and workers be taken advantage of us any longer.  They have taken advantage of our country.  No longer.  (Applause.)

I am going to bring back millions of jobs.  Protecting our workers also means reforming our system of legal immigration.  (Applause.)  The current, outdated system depresses wages for our poorest workers, and puts great pressure on taxpayers.  Nations around the world, like Canada, Australia and many others, have a merit-based immigration system.  (Applause.)  It's a basic principle that those seeking to enter a country ought to be able to support themselves financially.  Yet, in America, we do not enforce this rule, straining the very public resources that our poorest citizens rely upon.  According to the National Academy of Sciences, our current immigration system costs American taxpayers many billions of dollars a year.

Switching away from this current system of lower-skilled immigration, and instead adopting a merit-based system, we will have so many more benefits.  It will save countless dollars, raise workers' wages, and help struggling families -- including immigrant families -- enter the middle class.  And they will do it quickly, and they will be very, very happy, indeed.  (Applause.)

I believe that real and positive immigration reform is possible, as long as we focus on the following goals:  To improve jobs and wages for Americans; to strengthen our nation's security; and to restore respect for our laws.  If we are guided by the wellbeing of American citizens, then I believe Republicans and Democrats can work together to achieve an outcome that has eluded our country for decades.  (Applause.)

Another Republican President, Dwight D. Eisenhower, initiated the last truly great national infrastructure program -- the building of the Interstate Highway System.  The time has come for a new program of national rebuilding.  (Applause.)America has spent approximately $6 trillion in the Middle East -- all the while our infrastructure at home is crumbling.  With this $6 trillion, we could have rebuilt our country twice, and maybe even three times if we had people who had the ability to negotiate.  (Applause.)

To launch our national rebuilding, I will be asking Congress to approve legislation that produces a $1 trillion investment in infrastructure of the United States -- financed through both public and private capital -- creating millions of new jobs.  (Applause.)  This effort will be guided by two core principles:  buy American and hire American.  (Applause.)

Tonight, I am also calling on this Congress to repeal and replace Obamacare -- (applause) -- with reforms that expand choice, increase access, lower costs, and, at the same time, provide better healthcare.  (Applause.)

Mandating every American to buy government-approved health insurance was never the right solution for our country.  (Applause.)  The way to make health insurance available to everyone is to lower the cost of health insurance, and that is what we are going do.  (Applause.)

Obamacare premiums nationwide have increased by double and triple digits.  As an example, Arizona went up 116 percent last year alone.  Governor Matt Bevin of Kentucky just said Obamacare is failing in his state -- the state of Kentucky -- and it's unsustainable and collapsing.

One-third of counties have only one insurer, and they are losing them fast.  They are losing them so fast.  They are leaving, and many Americans have no choice at all.  There's no choice left.  Remember when you were told that you could keep your doctor and keep your plan?  We now know that all of those promises have been totally broken.   Obamacare is collapsing, and we must act decisively to protect all Americans.  (Applause.)

Action is not a choice, it is a necessity.  So I am calling on all Democrats and Republicans in Congress to work with us to save Americans from this imploding Obamacare disaster.  (Applause.)

Here are the principles that should guide the Congress as we move to create a better healthcare system for all Americans:

First, we should ensure that Americans with preexisting conditions have access to coverage, and that we have a stable transition for Americans currently enrolled in the healthcare exchanges.  (Applause.)

Secondly, we should help Americans purchase their own coverage through the use of tax credits and expanded Health Savings Accounts -- but it must be the plan they want, not the plan forced on them by our government.  (Applause.)

Thirdly, we should give our great state governors the resources and flexibility they need with Medicaid to make sure no one is left out.  (Applause.)

Fourth, we should implement legal reforms that protect patients and doctors from unnecessary costs that drive up the price of insurance, and work to bring down the artificially high price of drugs, and bring them down immediately.  (Applause.)

And finally, the time has come to give Americans the freedom to purchase health insurance across state lines -- (applause) -- which will create a truly competitive national marketplace that will bring costs way down and provide far better care.  So important.

Everything that is broken in our country can be fixed.  Every problem can be solved.  And every hurting family can find healing and hope.

Our citizens deserve this, and so much more -- so why not join forces and finally get the job done, and get it done right?  (Applause.)  On this and so many other things, Democrats and Republicans should get together and unite for the good of our country and for the good of the American people.  (Applause.)

My administration wants to work with members of both parties to make childcare accessible and affordable, to help ensure new parents that they have paid family leave -- (applause) -- to invest in women's health, and to promote clean air and clean water, and to rebuild our military and our infrastructure.  (Applause.)

True love for our people requires us to find common ground, to advance the common good, and to cooperate on behalf of every American child who deserves a much brighter future.

An incredible young woman is with us this evening, who should serve as an inspiration to us all.  Today is Rare Disease Day, and joining us in the gallery is a rare disease survivor, Megan Crowley.  (Applause.) 

Megan was diagnosed with Pompe disease, a rare and serious illness, when she was 15 months old.  She was not expected to live past five.  On receiving this news, Megan's dad, John, fought with everything he had to save the life of his precious child.  He founded a company to look for a cure, and helped develop the drug that saved Megan's life.  Today she is 20 years old and a sophomore at Notre Dame.  (Applause.)

Megan's story is about the unbounded power of a father's love for a daughter.  But our slow and burdensome approval process at the Food and Drug Administration keeps too many advances, like the one that saved Megan's life, from reaching those in need.  If we slash the restraints, not just at the FDA but across our government, then we will be blessed with far more miracles just like Megan.  (Applause.)  In fact, our children will grow up in a nation of miracles.

But to achieve this future, we must enrich the mind and the souls of every American child.  Education is the civil rights issue of our time.  (Applause.)  I am calling upon members of both parties to pass an education bill that funds school choice for disadvantaged youth, including millions of African American and Latino children.  (Applause.)  These families should be free to choose the public, private, charter, magnet, religious, or home school that is right for them.  (Applause.)

Joining us tonight in the gallery is a remarkable woman, Denisha Merriweather.  As a young girl, Denisha struggled in school and failed third grade twice.  But then she was able to enroll in a private center for learning -- a great learning center -- with the help of a tax credit and a scholarship program. 

Today, she is the first in her family to graduate, not just from high school, but from college.  Later this year she will get her master's degree in social work.  We want all children to be able to break the cycle of poverty just like Denisha.  (Applause.)

But to break the cycle of poverty, we must also break the cycle of violence.  The murder rate in 2015 experienced its largest single-year increase in nearly half a century.  In Chicago, more than 4,000 people were shot last year alone, and the murder rate so far this year has been even higher.  This is not acceptable in our society.  (Applause.)

Every American child should be able to grow up in a safe community, to attend a great school, and to have access to a high-paying job.  (Applause.)  But to create this future, we must work with, not against -- not against -- the men and women of law enforcement.  (Applause.)  We must build bridges of cooperation and trust -- not drive the wedge of disunity and, really, it's what it is, division.  It's pure, unadulterated division.  We have to unify. 

Police and sheriffs are members of our community.  They're friends and neighbors, they're mothers and fathers, sons and daughters -- and they leave behind loved ones every day who worry about whether or not they'll come home safe and sound.  We must support the incredible men and women of law enforcement.  (Applause.)

And we must support the victims of crime.  I have ordered the Department of Homeland Security to create an office to serve American victims.  The office is called VOICE -- Victims of Immigration Crime Engagement.  We are providing a voice to those who have been ignored by our media and silenced by special interests.  (Applause.)  Joining us in the audience tonight are four very brave Americans whose government failed them.  Their names are Jamiel Shaw, Susan Oliver, Jenna Oliver, and Jessica Davis.

Jamiel's 17-year-old son was viciously murdered by an illegal immigrant gang member who had just been released from prison.  Jamiel Shaw, Jr. was an incredible young man, with unlimited potential who was getting ready to go to college where he would have excelled as a great college quarterback.  But he never got the chance.  His father, who is in the audience tonight, has become a very good friend of mine.  Jamiel, thank you.  Thank you.  (Applause.)

Also with us are Susan Oliver and Jessica Davis.  Their husbands, Deputy Sheriff Danny Oliver and Detective Michael Davis, were slain in the line of duty in California.  They were pillars of their community.  These brave men were viciously gunned down by an illegal immigrant with a criminal record and two prior deportations.  Should have never been in our country.

Sitting with Susan is her daughter, Jenna.  Jenna, I want you to know that your father was a hero, and that tonight you have the love of an entire country supporting you and praying for you.  (Applause.)

To Jamiel, Jenna, Susan and Jessica, I want you to know that we will never stop fighting for justice.  Your loved ones will never, ever be forgotten.  We will always honor their memory.  (Applause.)

Finally, to keep America safe, we must provide the men and women of the United States military with the tools they need to prevent war -- if they must -- they have to fight and they only have to win.  (Applause.)

I am sending Congress a budget that rebuilds the military, eliminates the defense sequester -- (applause) -- and calls for one of the largest increases in national defense spending in American history.  My budget will also increase funding for our veterans.  Our veterans have delivered for this nation, and now we must deliver for them.  (Applause.)

The challenges we face as a nation are great, but our people are even greater.  And none are greater or braver than those who fight for America in uniform.  (Applause.) 

We are blessed to be joined tonight by Carryn Owens, the widow of a U.S. Navy Special Operator, Senior Chief William "Ryan" Owens.  Ryan died as he lived:  a warrior and a hero, battling against terrorism and securing our nation.  (Applause.)  I just spoke to our great General Mattis, just now, who reconfirmed that -- and I quote -- "Ryan was a part of a highly successful raid that generated large amounts of vital intelligence that will lead to many more victories in the future against our enemies."  Ryan's legacy is etched into eternity.  Thank you.  (Applause.)  And Ryan is looking down, right now -- you know that -- and he is very happy because I think he just broke a record.  (Laughter and applause.)

For as the Bible teaches us, "There is no greater act of love than to lay down one's life for one's friends."  Ryan laid down his life for his friends, for his country, and for our freedom.  And we will never forget Ryan.  (Applause.)

To those allies who wonder what kind of a friend America will be, look no further than the heroes who wear our uniform.  Our foreign policy calls for a direct, robust and meaningful engagement with the world.  It is American leadership based on vital security interests that we share with our allies all across the globe.

We strongly support NATO, an alliance forged through the bonds of two world wars that dethroned fascism, and a Cold War, and defeated communism.  (Applause.)

But our partners must meet their financial obligations.  And now, based on our very strong and frank discussions, they are beginning to do just that.  In fact, I can tell you, the money is pouring in.  Very nice.  (Applause.)  We expect our partners -- whether in NATO, the Middle East, or in the Pacific -- to take a direct and meaningful role in both strategic and military operations, and pay their fair share of the cost.  Have to do that.

We will respect historic institutions, but we will respect the foreign rights of all nations, and they have to respect our rights as a nation also.  (Applause.)  Free nations are the best vehicle for expressing the will of the people, and America respects the right of all nations to chart their own path.  My job is not to represent the world.  My job is to represent the United States of America. (Applause.) 

But we know that America is better off when there is less conflict, not more.  We must learn from the mistakes of the past.  We have seen the war and the destruction that have ravaged and raged throughout the world -- all across the world.  The only long-term solution for these humanitarian disasters, in many cases, is to create the conditions where displaced persons can safely return home and begin the long, long process of rebuilding.  (Applause.)

America is willing to find new friends, and to forge new partnerships, where shared interests align.  We want harmony and stability, not war and conflict.  We want peace, wherever peace can be found. 

 America is friends today with former enemies.  Some of our closest allies, decades ago, fought on the opposite side of these terrible, terrible wars.  This history should give us all faith in the possibilities for a better world.  Hopefully, the 250th year for America will see a world that is more peaceful, more just, and more free.

On our 100th anniversary, in 1876, citizens from across our nation came to Philadelphia to celebrate America's centennial.  At that celebration, the country's builders and artists and inventors showed off their wonderful creations.  Alexander Graham Bell displayed his telephone for the first time.  Remington unveiled the first typewriter.  An early attempt was made at electric light.  Thomas Edison showed an automatic telegraph and an electric pen.  Imagine the wonders our country could know in America's 250th year.  (Applause.)

Think of the marvels we can achieve if we simply set free the dreams of our people.  Cures to the illnesses that have always plagued us are not too much to hope.  American footprints on distant worlds are not too big a dream.  Millions lifted from welfare to work is not too much to expect.  And streets where mothers are safe from fear, schools where children learn in peace, and jobs where Americans prosper and grow are not too much to ask.  (Applause.)

When we have all of this, we will have made America greater than ever before -- for all Americans.  This is our vision.  This is our mission.  But we can only get there together.  We are one people, with one destiny.  We all bleed the same blood.  We all salute the same great American flag.  And we all are made by the same God.  (Applause.)

When we fulfill this vision, when we celebrate our 250 years of glorious freedom, we will look back on tonight as when this new chapter of American Greatness began.  The time for small thinking is over.  The time for trivial fights is behind us.  We just need the courage to share the dreams that fill our hearts, the bravery to express the hopes that stir our souls, and the confidence to turn those hopes and those dreams into action.

From now on, America will be empowered by our aspirations, not burdened by our fears; inspired by the future, not bound by the failures of the past; and guided by our vision, not blinded by our doubts. 

I am asking all citizens to embrace this renewal of the American spirit.  I am asking all members of Congress to join me in dreaming big, and bold, and daring things for our country.  I am asking everyone watching tonight to seize this moment.  Believe in yourselves, believe in your future, and believe, once more, in America.

Thank you, God bless you, and God bless the United States.  (Applause.) 

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