Rep Norma Torres DHS Bill HR 1829

DHS Communication Enhancement Act:
SHELVE THIS BILL!


File photo of Rep Norma Torres at the 5/7/15 Congress On Your Corner, meeting with Citizen Lobbyists opposed to HR 1829
Newly elected Rep Norma Torres (D) CA introduced her first bill, the DHS Communication Enhancement Act 2015 HR 1829. The legislation is in the House of Representatives Homeland Security Oversight and Management Efficiency Subcommittee. http://homeland.house.gov/subcommittee-OME
The DHS Communication Enhancement Act 2015 HR 1829 summary: “To require the Secretary of Homeland Security to assess and submit to Congress a report on the ability of the Department of Homeland Security to convey information to, collect information from, and serve individuals with limited English proficiency.”

The legislation focuses upon the Department of Homeland Security improving communication in order to “serve individuals with limited English proficiency.”READ THE BILL BELOW.

SHELVE THIS BILL in committee!
Please contact the Homeland Security Committee and let them know that theDHS Communication Enhancement Act 2015 HR 1829 should be stopped/shelved at the committee level.  House of Representatives legislation should focus on border security and should assist DHS employees in the enforcement of immigration laws – not serve individuals with limited English proficiency. The legislation is in the Homeland Security Oversight and Management Efficiency Subcommittee.

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At right, File photo, Rep Norma Torres, Congress On Your Corner, 5/7/15


READ THE BILL:
H.R.1829 — DHS Communication Enhancement Act of 2015 (Introduced in House – IH)
http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/query/z?c114:H.R.1829:

HR 1829 IH
114th CONGRESS
1st Session
H. R. 1829
To require the Secretary of Homeland Security to assess and submit to Congress a report on the ability of the Department of Homeland Security to convey information to, collect information from, and serve individuals with limited English proficiency.
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
April 15, 2015
Mrs. TORRES (for herself, Mr. THOMPSON of Mississippi, and Mrs. WATSON COLEMAN) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Homeland Security


A BILL
To require the Secretary of Homeland Security to assess and submit to Congress a report on the ability of the Department of Homeland Security to convey information to, collect information from, and serve individuals with limited English proficiency.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,
SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.
This Act may be cited as the `DHS Communication Enhancement Act of 2015′.
SEC. 2. ASSESSING AND DEVELOPING A PLAN TO IMPROVE DHS COMMUNICATION WITH AND SERVICE OF INDIVIDUALS WITH LIMITED ENGLISH PROFICIENCY.
(a) Assessment- Not later than 180 days after the date of the enactment of this Act, the Secretary of Homeland Security, acting through the Under Secretary for Management, shall complete an assessment of the ability of the Department of Homeland Security to convey information to, collect information from, and serve individuals with limited English proficiency. With respect to each component in the Department, the assessment shall–
(1) identify the languages spoken fluently and read by individuals with limited English proficiency commonly encountered by personnel of the component;
(2) review the public materials of the component to assess the extent to which the materials are available in the languages identified under paragraph (1); and
(3) assess the ability of personnel of the component to communicate with and serve individuals with limited English proficiency.
(b) Report; Implementation Plan- Not later than 1 year after the date of the enactment of this Act, the Secretary shall submit a report to the Committee on Homeland Security of the House of Representatives and the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs of the Senate concerning the assessment under subsection (a). Such report shall include–
(1) a summary of the findings of such assessment for each component of the Department; and
(2) a plan, including a timeline for implementation, developed in consultation with the head of each component, to improve the ability of each component to convey information to, collect information from, and serve individuals with limited English proficiency.

May Day Protest of Murrieta Border Patrol Station 5/1/15

Department of Justice Community Relations staff member observed at the protest.


Above, Department of Justice Community Relations staff member observing.

Supporters of the border patrol staged in front of the border patrol station.


DOJ staff and officers observed and kept the opposing sides on opposites sides of the street.

Supporters of the border patrol counter protested.

Pro Illegal CA Senator Tells Citizen Lobbyists PICK STRAWBERRIES at SB 10 Senate Hearing

 

4/28/15 Sacramento Governmental Organization SB 10 Hearing
CA State Senator Mike McGuire of Santa Rosa 916-651-4002 lashed out at Citizen Lobbyists who testified in opposition to State Senator Ricardo Lara’s bill SB 10, which would establish the Governor Office of New Americans – to assist illegals – funded by tax dollars and private groups such as nonprofits, oftentimes funded by taxpayers. State Senator McGuire advocated for illegals and denounced 14 Citizen Lobbyists, who testified in support of immigration law enforcement. SB 10 passed out of the committee with 7 Democrats voting yes, 3 Republicans and 1 Democrat did not cast a vote. You can watch the hearing at: http://calchannel.granicus.com/MediaPlayer.php?view_id=7&clip_id=2800 Video filmed by Robin Hvidston, We The People Rising /Senator Mike McGuire http://sd02.senate.ca.gov/
4/28/15 Sacramento CA State Senate Governmental Organization SB 10 Hearing http://sgov.senate.ca.gov/

In the video, the Governmental Organization committee room mural appears to feature an “Aztec” figure above Western-appearing settlers . CA State Senator Tony Mendoza of Whittier, CA, speaks to SB 10 supporters before the hearing. http://sd32.senate.ca.gov/

Citizen Lobbyists testified in opposition to State Senator Ricardo Lara’s bill SB 10, which would establish the Governor Office of New Americans – to assist illegals – funded by tax dollars and private groups such as nonprofits, oftentimes funded by taxpayers. SB 10 passed out of the committee with 7 Democrats voting yes, 3 Republicans and 1 Democrat did not cast a vote. You can watch the hearing at:http://calchannel.granicus.com/MediaP… Video filmed by Robin Hvidston, We The People Rising

Citizen Lobbyists – after testifying in opposition to SB 10, CA State Senate Governmental Organization Committee Hearing

BILL NUMBER: SB 10 INTRODUCED BILL TEXT INTRODUCED BY Senator Lara DECEMBER 1, 2014 An act to add Chapter 1.7 (commencing with Section 12099.10) to Part 2 of Division 3 of Title 2 of the Government Code, relating to immigration. LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL’S DIGEST SB 10, as introduced, Lara. Immigration: Governor’s Office of New Americans. Existing law establishes the Naturalization Services Program, administered within the Department of Community Services and Development, to fund community-based organizations in assisting legal permanent residents in obtaining citizenship. This bill would establish the Office of New Americans in the Governor’s office for the purpose of, among other things, coordinating an ongoing multiagency, multisector public and private effort to provide information and services to new Americans, overseeing the creation of a statewide plan for the coordination and implementation of any presidential executive action on immigration reform or federal comprehensive immigration reform, and providing outreach, education, and fraud prevention services to the new American population. Vote: majority. Appropriation: no. Fiscal committee: yes. State-mandated local program: no. THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: SECTION 1. The Legislature finds and declares all of the following: (a) An estimated 2.6 million Californians are undocumented immigrants. One in six children lives with an undocumented parent. Eighty percent of these children are native born United States citizens who stand to benefit from increased family stability and economic security. (b) President Obama has recently decided to employ executive action to expand deferred action on millions of Americans. This population will need assistance with accessing resources and completing the requisite applications for deferred action. (c) California, which has the largest undocumented population in the nation, has more to gain from immigration reform than any other state. California’s future depends on our ability to successfully integrate immigrants, regardless of their immigration status, into the economic, social, and political fabric. (d) One in 11 workers is an undocumented immigrant. Legalization will allow undocumented immigrants to join the formal economy and increase their economic contributions. Studies show that immigrants are better off, by almost any economic measure, after gaining legal status and citizenship. And what is good for California’s undocumented residents is good for the state. (e) Immigrant workers are important to our state’s economy. Studies show that immigrant workers contribute about 31 percent of California’s gross domestic product (GDP). Undocumented immigrants in our state contribute about $130 billion of California’s GDP, which is a figure greater than the entire GDP of the state of Nevada. (f) Immigrant households also make up 27 percent of the total household income in California, representing a substantial share of all spending power in this state. (g) The success of a large-scale legalization program will depend significantly upon the coordination of a multiagency, multisector, statewide public and private effort to provide undocumented immigrants accurate, accessible information and services. The state must develop a coordinated effort that leverages public and private resources to provide education, fraud prevention services, application assistance, legal services, English instruction, and civics classes to undocumented immigrants. SEC. 2. Chapter 1.7 (commencing with Section 12099.10) is added to Part 2 of Division 3 of Title 2 of the Government Code, to read: CHAPTER 1.7. THE GOVERNOR’S OFFICE OF NEW AMERICANS 12099.10. There is within the Governor’s office an Office of New Americans. 12099.11. The duties of the office shall include, but are not limited to, all of the following: (a) Coordinating an ongoing multiagency, multisector public and private effort to provide accurate, accessible information and services to new Americans. (b) Overseeing the creation of a statewide plan for the coordination and implementation of any presidential executive action on immigration reform or federal comprehensive immigration reform (CIR). (c) Providing outreach, education, and fraud prevention services to ensure that the new American population has accurate information relating to eligibility requirements with regard to presidential executive action, CIR, federal deferred action for childhood arrivals (DACA), and other policies, and where to obtain reputable application assistance and legal services. (d) Providing citizenship application assistance, legal services, and English and civics instruction. (e) Monitoring the implementation of the following: (1) DACA and any other presidential executive action on immigration reform or CIR. (2) Chapter 524 of the Statutes of 2013 (Assembly Bill 60 of the 2013-14 Regular Session). (3) Chapter 17.1 (commencing with Section 7282) of Division 7 of Title 1 of the Government Code, commonly referred to as the TRUST Act. (4) Chapter 752 of the Statutes of 2014 (Senate Bill 1159 of the 2013-14 Regular Session). (f) Creating neighborhood-based connections between new Americans and their communities through civic engagement and other opportunities. (g) Marshaling resources to fund these efforts.

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VOTE NO SB 10 and SB 247

Spanish Brochures 4/16/15

Brochures in Rep Pete Aguilar’s office – displayed on his reception area, front counter along with books published by pro amnesty immigration attorneys.
4/16/15 Rancho Cucamonga, CA  Rep Pete Aguilar’s district office. https://aguilar.house.gov/
There appeared to be no corresponding brochures in English. The brochures were published by the San Bernardino Mexican Consulate.

 

Brochure #1  This is a Spanish language only brochure.
Above is one of the brochures, in Spanish, on Rep Pete Aguilar’s front counter. It reads, “What Mexicans should know about keeping a passport current.”
Brochure #2  This is a Spanish language only brochure.
Above is one of the brochures, in Spanish, on Rep Pete Aguilar’s front counter. It reads, “Immigration Update : What Mexican / Immigrants should know. Various political actors have submitted proposals for comprehensive immigration reform in the United States. Among the items for discussion are the status of undocumented people already in US territory and mechanisms for applications for the future.”
ARTICLE: Rep Pete Aguilar Meets With Family with Illegals, Redlands, CA
http://www.pe.com/articles/aguilar-764255-immigration-families.html

Pink Slip Pete

4/16/15
Rancho Cucamonga, CA

Constituents delivered a pink slip to the district office of Rep Pete Aguilar after he refused to take the pink slip when it was presented to him at a Meet & Greet in Redlands, CA on 4/9/15. Books written by pro amnesty immigration attorneys as well as brochures in Spanish were on display in the reception area. Video by Robin Hvidston, We The People Rising.

CA State Senator Ricardo Lara Immigration Roundtable 3/27/15 South Gate, CA

Above, Citizen Lobbyists seeking to enter the public building and attend Senator Ricardo Lara’s Immigration Roundtable Discussion at South Gate Auditorium.

Senator Ricardo Lara

http://sd33.senate.ca.gov/

CALL (916) 651-4033
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Senator Ricardo Lara did not appear happy to see the Citizen Lobby group walk into the meeting, escorted into the room by more than a dozen officers.