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Becky Tallent Not Doing Much After Speaker Boehner Hires Her As Top Immigrant Aide


Posted by Somos Independents

On November 13, 2013, Boehner stated he has no intention of ever going to conference on the Senate bill that garnered bipartisan support.  But on December 3, 2013, Speaker Boehner decided to throw a bone to the media hound dogs when his office hired Becky Tallent as his top immigration aide.


So what has Becky Tallent been doing?


Nothing except for crying about President Obama.  However, we have had to inform Becky Tallent that President Obama is not a King of a monarchy — he is the President of the United States and last we checked our Nation prides itself on democracy.  But Tallent is now part of the GOP machine and immigration leaders and activists have not seen one single bill introduced by Speaker Boehner’s office since last year.


We are sick and tired of Becky Tallent insulting the intelligence of Hispanic Voters.  Immigration Reform is being blocked by the Tea Party GOP because that is what they do best.  The Tea GOP consists of a bunch of obstructionists and the growing Independent Voter block are getting disgusted with it.   According to According to IVN:  “The current Congress has an average 9.2 percent approval rating and 84.2 percent disapproval rating. … These numbers point to a grave problem: the House of Representatives is utterly unrepresentative.


We have the votes now that will fix the broken immigration system that would only enhance our national and economic security.  According to Rep. Nancy Pelosi, we have the legal comprehensive immigration reform (CIR) votes with 190 cosponsors on H.R.15 and 28 Republicans vowing support.


In fact, the Democratic-led Senate introduced and passed a bill over 7 months ago and the GOP-led House has done nothing.


Looks like the Ohio GOP needs to look at a recent November 2013 memo provided by the Basswood Research regarding NATIONAL GENERAL ELECTION POLL ON IMMIGRATION ISSUES  IN REPUBLICAN-HELD COMPETITIVE CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICTS.




According to the research findings, inaction by GOP in swing districts will more than likely cost them their seats.   Since its founding in 2001,Basswood Research has conducted survey research in every state and in hundreds of congressional districts and local communities. Its founder and principal, Jon Lerner, has been recognized by Roll Call, National Journal, the Washington Post and others as one of the leading Republican pollsters in the nation. Basswood has helped elect more than two dozen U.S. Senators, Members of Congress, and Governors, including leading conservatives such as Senators Tom Coburn, Pat Toomey, and Tim Scott. It has served as pollster for leading conservative advocacy groups such as the Club for Growth. And it has conducted surveys for the national Republican Party committees at the RGA, the NRSC, and the NRCC.



Here is what the memo states:



On November 2-3, 2013, Basswood Research conducted a survey of likely general election voters in 20 congressional districts. These districts are widely viewed as the 20 most competitive ones currently held by Republican incumbents. The districts surveyed were: CA-10, CA-21, CO-6, FL-2, FL-10, IA-3, IL-13, IN-2, MI-1, MI-7, MI-11, MN-2, NE-2, NV-3, NY-11, NY-19, NY-23, OH-6, OH-14, PA-8. The survey was conducted by live professional interviewers by telephone. The overall sample size was 1000, with a margin of error of +/- 3.1%, at a 95% confidence interval. Each district contributed 50 interviews to the sample; as such, data in individual districts is much less reliable.
Key Findings
• Voters in key Republican districts are highly dissatisfied with political leadership in Washington across-the-board.
President Obama’s job approval rating is poor, with 41% approving and 58% disapproving. “Democrats in Congress” fare even worse, with 34% approving, and 63% disapproving. But it is “Republicans in Congress” who are in the worst shape in these Republican districts, with 27% approving and 70% disapproving of their job performance.
• Voters in key Republican districts want action on immigration reform.
Fixing the current immigration system is rated as “very important” by 70% of voters in these districts. An additional 23% rate action on immigration reform as “somewhat important.” Only 5% rate immigration reform as either “not very important” or “not at all important.”
• Voters prefer an imperfect immigration solution to no solution.
When given a choice between leaving the current immigration system the way it is, and “passing new laws that are not perfect, but do attempt to fix the serious flaws in the current system,” voters choose imperfect solutions over the status quo by a massive 77%-15% margin. That includes 67% of voters who consider themselves “very conservative,” and 72% of registered or affiliated Republicans.
The major elements of the comprehensive immigration reform proposals being considered in Congress have widespread support in these key Republican districts.
E-Verify: 80% support; 13% oppose
Dream Act: 78% support; 16% oppose
Earned pathway to citizenship for undocumented: 71% support; 21% oppose
Increasing fines for employers who hire 72% support; 23% oppose
Undocumented immigrants:
Increasing border patrol and border fencing: 67% support; 24% oppose
Increasing high tech legal immigration: 62% support; 30% oppose
• The combination of enhanced border security and pathway to citizenship represents a consensus position.
When presented with three options regarding the interconnection between border security to prevent future illegal immigration and citizenship for those who are presently in the country and undocumented, the following responses were found:
17% oppose a pathway to citizenship under all circumstances;
26% favor a pathway to citizenship even without any increase in border security;
50% favor a pathway to citizenship if it also includes substantially increased border security.
76% favor a pathway to citizenship, with or without enhanced border security.
• The partisan composition of these 20 districts favors Republicans.
By party registration/affiliation, respondents in this survey were 39% Republican, 35% Democratic, and 23% Independent. The generic party preference for Congress was +6.7 points Republican.


What does this mean for Mexican American Hispanic Voters and the Latino Community?



It could mean Republicans in the House of Representatives will lose their power and majority seats in 2014 possibly getting a sweeter deal with a combined Democratic-controlled House and Senate.   We are getting hungry to vote out the tea party GOP-controlled House so that we can work on a sweeter deal once they are gone.  Our growing indepnendent voter group does not not support any “taxation without representation” ideas that are suggested in the Republican Immigration Preamble. Taxation without representation is a dangerous slippery slope and is un-American. 


According to the Tax Lawyer, a paper published by Section of Taxation, American bar Association with the assistance of Georgetown University Law Center:
“…each year undocumented immigrants add billions of dollars in sales, excise, property, income, and payroll taxes—including Social Security, Medicare, and unemployment taxes—to federal, state, and local coffers. 15 Hundreds of thousands of undocumented immigrants file annual federal and state income tax returns…”


Independent Voters to Republican Party: Halt Immigration Reform and We Will Halt Your Power in 2014 Elections



February 5, 2014

DeeDee Garcia Blase, Communications – 480-200-3748

Independent Voters to Republican Party: Halt Immigration Reform and We Will Halt Your Power in 2014 Elections

Phoenix, AZ — Republicans are warning President Obama that if he halts immigrant deportations then the GOP will halt immigration reform. But the Republican Party has already halted immigration reform as Mexican-Americans / Latinos, Women and Independent voters have noted it has been over 7 months since the Democratic-controlled Senate passed a historic comprehensive immigration reform (CIR) bill in 2013 while the Republican-led House of Representatives have not submitted a bill that will fix the clearly broken immigration system.


Since Republicans are making political threats, SOMOS INDEPENDENTS — a Mexican-American / Latina and Independent women-led voter group are making it clear to the Republican Party the following:

1) Women represent 50.8% of the U.S. voter and matriarchs within the Mexican-American / Latino voters are tired of hearing stories where mothers are pulled away from their U.S. born children who are left behind while parents get deported. Women know the Republican-led House of Representatives are already halting progress and we will continue to inform our base and women voters to this regard. We believe the Tea Party Republicans need to be voted out come November 2014 elections so that we can work on a better deal after they are ousted.

2) According to the Tax Lawyer, a paper published by Section of Taxation, American bar Association with the assistance of Georgetown University Law Center:

“…each year undocumented immigrants add billions of dollars in sales, excise, property, income, and payroll taxes—including Social Security, Medicare, and unemployment taxes—to federal, state, and local coffers. 15 Hundreds of thousands of undocumented immigrants file annual federal and state income tax returns…”

Yet, some of those taxes paid by undocumented immigrants help the U.S. pay $30 billion is being given to foreign aid while our Republican-led House of Representatives drag their feet on Homeland Security issues with regard to fixing the broken immigration system. Fixing the broken immigration system here in our Homeland strengthens our National security and our relationships with our neighboring countries. Too much emphasis abroad rather than Homeland will drive the 2014 elections.

3) Our growing indepnendent voter group does not not support any “taxation without representation” ideas that are suggested in the Republican Immigration Preamble. Taxation without representation is a dangerous slippery slope and is un-American.

4) According to IVN: “The current Congress has an average 9.2 percent approval rating and 84.2 percent disapproval rating. … These numbers point to a grave problem: the House of Representatives is utterly unrepresentative.

5) We disapprove of the Republican Party using Rep. Luis Gutierrez as the go-to person on matters relating to immigration when in fact it was Rep. Gutierrez who told media Latinos would not vote during the 2012 elections. Gutierrez was proven wrong when Latino voters did vote in 2012 in rising numbers. As a get-out-the-vote effort we encourage Mexican-American / Latino / Chicano to become registered to vote and we do not appreciate it when Gutierrez (who is Puerto Rican) does not consult with Mexican-American Get Out The Vote leaders. Indeed those of Mexican descent account for almost 70% of the entire Latino population pie. National Radio Show Host via Carlos Galindo also believes Rep. Luis Gutierrez does not represent us.

Women, Mexican-AmericansWe are committed to voting out the Tea Party Republicans. As a get out the vote organization (where we put emphasis on Mexican-Americans, Latinos, women while organizing the growing independent registered voters) we have been successful in creating stronger coalitions with but not limited to the African-American community, the Asian community and Native Americans. We anticipate the Republican Party submitting an immigration bill that is reasonable and will not create an underclass or taxation without representation before the November 2014 elections. The more the GOP puts off a CIR bill, the more it will drive us to the polls out of righteous political anger reminiscent of the 2012 elections that cost the Republican Party the White House.


Somos Independents is a national group of key swing independent registered Independent voters led by Mexican-American women voters who support bipartisanship in our government that will help solve tough issues. We know the immigration issue is a federal matter and we rely on our Congress to fix the broken immigration system soon with legal immigration reform. We are organizing the growing independent registered voter group, and we realize college-aged students prefer registering themselves as independents rather than choosing a major political party. We believe in putting people before Party politics. Co-founders include a former Republican and a former Democratic voter.


The Republican Immigration Preamble is a “Taxation Without Representation” Idea

Why do Tea Party GOPers support Taxation Without Representation 4 Immigrants?

by Dee Dee Garcia Blase
Jacob Silverman reminds us: “At its core, the Boston Tea Party was a conflict over taxation. You may have heard the phrase “taxation without representation,” which developed in this era. Unlike their British brethren, the people living in the 13 colonies did not have direct representatives in the British parliament. Because of that, the colonists had no way to vote for how they would be taxed or who would represent them. And because of this lack of representation, the British government was free to tax the colonists in any way — and for any amount — that it saw fit. With no way to fight taxation and no way to claim their rights, many colonists feared that their property could be taken away through debilitating taxes.”

On the Carlos Galindo (the only National Radio show program communicating a political message in both Spanish and in English), Carlos reads the Republican / GOP preamble on immigration. Essentially the Hispanic and Women Voters believe the preamble is a big “F” you with regard to real immigration reform because the Republican Party is reluctant on getting behind a pathway to earned citizenship for the immigrant community who has been hiding in the shadows of society struggling for human dignity. Moreover, those of us who are economically astute realize we need new tax payers with the booming baby boomers who are exhausting a good chunk of our federal tax revenues. Yet, the GOP is not proactive to looming debt crisis with reasonable solutions.

This is the time where genuine immigration activists who are American citizen voters and are politically astute should step in.

Endorsing actions that support second class citizenship and leading to taxation without representation prematurely is a slippery slope and those who support such actions will be remembered in American history for supporting such prematurely and before the GOP-controlled House votes on CIR. We must wait and see how the Republican House of Representatives cast their vote on CIR first.

Here’s Irony: TeaParty GOP / Reince Priebus wants immigrants to be taxed without representation even though immigrants pay MILLION$ into tax coffers. GOP on slippery slope! #GOPImmigrantion Preamble

Leaked Republican Principles on Immigration


by Dee Dee Garcia Blase
From a reliable source, more to come regarding leaked Republican / GOP Principles on Immigration below. This is not true GOP Hispanic voter and women outreach.

Standards for Immigration Reform


Our nation’s immigration system is broken and our laws are not being enforced. Washington’s failure to fix them is hurting our economy and jeopardizing our national security. The overriding purpose of our immigration system is to promote and further America’s national interests and that is not the case today. The serious problems in our immigration system must be solved, and we are committed to working in a bipartisan manner to solve them. But they cannot be solved with a single, massive piece of legislation that few have read and even fewer understand, and therefore, we will not go to a conference with the Senate’s immigration bill. The problems in our immigration system must be solved through a step-by-step, common-sense approach that starts with securing our country’s borders, enforcing our laws, and implementing robust enforcement measures. These are the principals guiding us in that effort.

Border Security and Interior Enforcement Must Come First

It is the fundamental duty of any government to secure its borders, and the United States is failing in this mission. We must secure our borders now and verify that they are secure. In addition, we must ensure now that when immigration reform is enacted, there will be a zero tolerance policy for those who cross the border illegally or overstay their visas in the future. Faced with a consistent pattern of administrations of both parties only selectively enforcing our nation’s immigration laws, we must enact reform that ensures that a President cannot unilaterally stop immigration enforcement.

Implement Entry-Exit Visa Tracking System

A fully functioning Entry-Exit system has been mandated by eight separate statutes over the last 17 years. At least three of these laws call for this system to be biometric, using technology to verify identity and prevent fraud. We must implement this system so we can identify and track down visitors who abuse our laws.

Employment Verification and Workplace Enforcement

In the 21st century it is unacceptable that the majority of employees have their work eligibility verified through a paper based system wrought with fraud. It is past time for this country to fully implement a workable electronic employment verification system.

Reforms to the Legal Immigration System

For far too long, the United States has emphasized extended family members and pure luck over employment-based immigration. This is inconsistent with nearly every other developed country. Every year thousands of foreign nationals pursue degrees at America’s colleges and universities, particularly in high skilled fields. Many of them want to use their expertise in U.S. industries that will spur economic growth and create jobs for Americans. When visas aren’t available, we end up exporting this labor and ingenuity to other countries. Visa and green card allocations need to reflect the needs of employers and the desire for these exceptional individuals to help grow our economy.

The goal of any temporary worker program should be to address the economic needs of the country and to strengthen our national security by allowing for realistic, enforceable, usable, legal paths for entry into the United States. Of particular concern are the needs of the agricultural industry, among others. It is imperative that these temporary workers are able to meet the economic needs of the country and do not displace or disadvantage American workers.


One of the great founding principles of our country was that children would not be punished for the mistakes of their parents. It is time to provide an opportunity for legal residence and citizenship for those who were brought to this country as children through no fault of their own, those who know no other place as home. For those who meet certain eligibility standards, and serve honorably in our military or attain a college degree, we will do just that.

Individuals Living Outside the Rule of Law

Our national and economic security depend on requiring people who are living and working here illegally to come forward and get right with the law. There will be no special path to citizenship for individuals who broke our nation’s immigration laws – that would be unfair to those immigrants who have played by the rules and harmful to promoting the rule of law. Rather, these persons could live legally and without fear in the U.S., but only if they were willing to admit their culpability, pass rigorous background checks, pay significant fines and back taxes, develop proficiency in English and American civics, and be able to support themselves and their families (without access to public benefits). Criminal aliens, gang members, and sex offenders and those who do not meet the above requirements will not be eligible for this program. Finally, none of this can happen before specific enforcement triggers have been implemented to fulfill our promise to the American people that from here on, our immigration laws will indeed be enforced.

Hispanic Voters to Help Oust Tea Party House: Over 7 Months Since Do Nothing GOP-Led House Attempted to Fix Broken Immigration


by Dee Dee Garcia Blase
It has been over 7 months since Senate passed CIR while GOP – led House Does nothing on Immigration.

Latino voters set to vote out Tea Party House Republicans in 2014. The next time we hear Reince Priebus of the RNC claim to reach out to the Hispanic voter, we will send him the below photo.

Mexican-American / Chicano and Latino voters are the burgeoning future vote.

Over 6 Months Since Senate Passed Immigration Bill With GOP-led House Doing Nothing

by Dee Dee Garcia Blase
It has been 6 months and 27 days since the Democratic-controlled Senate has passed a historic immigration reform bill that will fix the broken immigration system. The do-nothing House of Representatives / Speaker Boehner has not submitted a bill that would fix the broken immigration system as of today.

The burgeoning Latino / Mexican-American voters are paying attention and we will vote in 2014. The do-nothing Tea Party House of Representatives are simply angering us to the polls.

At the 7 month mark, we will scream at the top of our lungs how Reince Priebus has failed as chair of the RNC with regard to women and Latino voter outreach.

Civil Rights Leader Reverend Maupin: ASU Should Ban Fraternity, Students Expelled and Diversity Training

by Dee Dee Garcia Blase
rev-300x300Civil Rights Leader via Reverend Jarrett Maupin wants ASU to ban the fraternity, the students expelled and diversity training after the “MLK Black Party” incident. Apparently there are approximately 80-90 students who attended this offensive party and some may want to be admitted into grad school.

So far ASU has not yet responded to his request.

Via Fronteras:

PHOENIX – An Arizona State University fraternity that held an “MLK Black Party” over the weeknd has been suspended by the school.

Local black leaders say the party was racist and an assault on the black community, and are demanding tough sanctions.

Photos from the Tau Kappa Epsilon party circulated on social media showing students dressed like gangsters and drinking out of watermelon cups. One photo was tagged on Instagram “#ihaveadream” and “#blackoutformlk.”

Local black leaders and black student groups denounced the party at a Tuesday afternoon press conference. Rev. Jarret Maupin said he received calls from black students in the early morning hours after the party.

Maupin said they called, distraught, after hearing racial slurs there, as well as “having to deal with people creating a mob of a minstrel show.”

ASU Senior Vice President of Education Outreach and Student Services Jim Rund said the university is gathering facts to find out what exactly occurred.

“When we learned of the behavior we found it completely outrageous, extraordinarily offensive and wholly unacceptable,” Rund said.

Rund said the future of the fraternity’s chapter at ASU is in jeopardy. The chapter was already on probation for another incident.

“We will take deliberate and swift and appropriate action regarding the status of both the chapter as well as the undergraduates involved,” Rund said.

University administrators currently believe about 50 students were involved.

Local black leaders are calling for TKE to be permanently banned from ASU and the students involved to be expelled. They also want university-wide anti racism training.

If these outcomes aren’t met, they are prepared to call for a boycott of ASU’s athletics program, said Rev. Luther Holland.


Photos circulated on social media showed white students dressed in costume for the frat party.

“If our young brothers and sisters don’t feel safe at Arizona State University in all of its campuses, then they should not come,” Holland said.

The frat’s chapter at the University of Arizona in Tucson lost its university recognition due to hazing incidents, and isn’t allowed back until 2016.

A representative from the national fraternity traveled to Tempe to meet with administrators on Tuesday.

“We apologize for any offensive actions that a few of our members might have participated in,” read a statement posted to the national fraternity’s website on Tuesday.

“We can assure all other parties that these actions do not represent Tau Kappa Epsilon and the beliefs of love, charity, and esteem that we have stood by for 115 years.”

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