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SEIU blasts Obama immigration enforcement

By Ed O'Keefe

By The Post's Spencer S. Hsu in our 44 blog:

One of the nation's biggest labor unions, a major backer of President Obama, is condemning his Department of Homeland Security's immigration enforcement practices, protesting the use of deportation quotas for agents and expanded workplace audits.

Eliseo Medina, international executive vice president of Service Employees International Union, said SEIU members want DHS "to stop these crazy, irrational policies," while seeking to turn up pressure on Congress to take up overhaul legislation. SEIU is holding vigils and demonstrations Thursday in Oakland and Sacramento, Calif., and then in Los Angeles, San Francisco, San Jose, Boston, New York City and Minneapolis Friday.

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By Ed O'Keefe  | April 8, 2010; 5:24 PM ET
Categories:  Administration, Agencies and Departments  | Tags:  Department of Homeland Security, Eliseo Medina, Los Angeles, SEIU, San Francisco, Service Employees International Union, Trade union, United States  
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So, who wants the illegals? the government or the SEIU? and what is the matter with our government doing its real job anyways?

Posted by: gjconely | April 8, 2010 7:01 PM | Report abuse

Illegal aliens are destroying this Country, and one would have to be almost blind not to see this. How much longer do we have to support these illegal aliens? How much longer do we have to school their illegal alien children? How much longer are we going to let them have our jobs? How much longer are we going to put up with all the crime, stolen identities, forged documents, fake green cards? How much longer are we going to allow these illegal aliens to send money out of this Country and bring our Country down? Oh, amnesty will correct all this. WRONG! Nothing will change except we wouldn't be able to call them illegal aliens any more. Let's get rid of these illegal aliens! Let's get them back to their own Country where they belong!

It's time for ZERO TOLERENCE with these illegal aliens. It's time for them get out of this Country and back in their own Country where they belong. When we get rid of the illegal aliens, we will get rid of all the problems that go with them. THAT IS A FACT!

Posted by: scuncic | April 8, 2010 10:59 PM | Report abuse

The SEIU in a tizzy because our laws are being enforced? How refreshing. Here have another good cheer ...

Everything you need to know about immigration and what to do about it humorously told.

(Roy Beck and NumbersUSA are the "gumball" heroes)

Posted by: wandagb | April 9, 2010 11:33 AM | Report abuse

The Immigration firestorm against the--WIDE--open borders movement is supported heavily by wealthy corporate ownership. The congregational church, ACLU, US Chamber of Commerce, The Council of Foreign Relation, SEIU Unions all furnished copiously with lobbyists dollars. All want an unfettered flow of cheap labor either for future voting blocks, to replenish church pews, for low wage labor, but all for bulging coffer's of money. Before readers jump to conclusions or the rhetoric of the SEIU--NOT ALL MEMBERS BELIEVE IN THE UNIONS AGENDA. ASK OTHER UNION MEMBERS WHO HAVE NOT BEEN BRAIN-WASHED BY PROPAGANDA AND NOT NECESSARILY THE SEIU. FOR INSTANCE TALK TO MEMBERS OF THE TEAMSTERS OR THE AFL-CIO. The Teamsters certainly wont agree, because they are already losing jobs from the deliberate government incursion of foreign national trucks allowed to cross the border. This is under the FREE TRADE-NAFTA plan for 18 wheelers to transport cheap goods made South of the border, to boost corporate American profits.

Numbersusa is fighting for--ALL--American citizens and legal residents. Eight million illegal immigrants have jobs because of parasite businesses, while our government does nothing about the 15 million US unemployed AMERICANS.WE CANNOT TRUST OUR GOVERNMENT AND THOSE WHO BUY THEIR LOYALTY. USE YOUR VOTE TO SPEAK UP. JOIN NUMBERSUSA million of members to fight the battle against another MASS AMNESTY. Whatever the other-side calls it, it is by any name AMNESTY. Together--UNITED--we can stop this travesty of our Immigration laws. We must demand E-Verify as a permanent illegal alien removal law from the workforce.

Enforce--ALL--and every state, county and community apprehension program that includes 287 (G) Audit all businesses and check their employees referencing their I-9 forms for irregularities and bring these pariah businesses owners to federal court. ICE has a job to do and like most immigration enforcement is intentionally under staffed, under funded and not given the necessary directions to perform their duties. Just like E-Verify, 287 G. and any enforcement measure its demonized or any other method of ruining its reputation by the open border usurpers. We can win if we don't unite together. REMEMBER ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS THAT HAVE ALREADY VIOLATED THE LAW, WILL WITHOUT ANY DOUBT VOTE IN ANY ELECTION. MILLIONS MORE WILL COME IF WE DON'T HALT IT. THE CONSEQUENCES WILL BE TERRIBLE, TO AMERICAS FINANCES.

Posted by: infinity555 | April 9, 2010 3:03 PM | Report abuse

SEIU is a corrupt international union with total disregard for American workers harmed by job thieving illegal aliens. They use thug tactics and promote the breaking of American law by encouraging illegal aliens.

Posted by: Estoban | April 9, 2010 3:11 PM | Report abuse

What? Customs & Border Patrol agents actually deporting illegal immigrants? Out of the country? That's just downright deplorable. How can they look at themselves in the mirror? They should be ashamed! (Please note the sarcasm in this demonstration of SEIU's lunacy). SEIU isn't qualified to say squat. Whenever I mention SEIU to my friends who are (non?)represented by them, they all do their best Eddie Murphy imitation - "What have you done for me lately?!!!" Nice contract you've got in California there SEIU. The legislature and the governor have thumbed their noses at the new one and the courts won't even uphold the old one. So whatcha got? 'Absolutely nuttin...'

Posted by: LieToMe | April 9, 2010 3:24 PM | Report abuse


Posted by: jiji1 | April 9, 2010 3:49 PM | Report abuse

I have some immigration reform for the SEIU thugs. Build the fence, round up the illegals, send them home.

Posted by: robtr | April 10, 2010 1:28 PM | Report abuse

The SEIU leadership thinks, in some warped way that the illegals will help them. No, the rank and file are anti-illegal. No, the illegals depress wages, union wages. It is about Politics, the SEIU actually wants the illegals to become legal Democrat voters. They are also a docile workforce that the union can boss around. It is really sad when a union condemms the government for barely doing its job. Sad.

Posted by: JackReacher | April 14, 2010 8:38 PM | Report abuse

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