Obama picks Gov Janet Napolitano for DHS
Obama picks Gov Janet Napolitano for DHS
Date: Saturday, November 22, 2008 2:41 PM
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President elect Barack Obama recently announced that he would like Arizona
Governor Janet Napolitano to be the secretary of the Department of Homeland
Security. This exemplifies Obama's predilection to surround himself with
artifacts from the Clinton administration. Obama's choice of Emanuel Rahm for
Chief of Staff and Hillary Clinton for Secretary of State sent a clear message
that Obama intends to stack his cabinet with Washington insiders who are
proponents of open borders, amnesty, expansion of H-1B, and unfettered free
Mark my word folks, some day very soon we will be reminiscing about the good
ol' days when Michael Chertoff was stumbling and bumbling at the DHS!
The only thing positive about Napolitano taking this job is that Arizona will
get rid of her. Hopefully the new governor, republican Jan Brewer, might be
able to straighten out some of the huge mess Napolitano has made of this
Note: in Arizona we call Napolitano J-no.
For many of us in Arizona J-no seems like a weird choice for anything dealing
with national security, especially considering the large number of people in
her state who have been victims of illegal aliens. The illegals thumb their
nose at our border security and at our stupid government. Take for instance
the most recent victim of the invasion - a teenage girl who was killed by an
illegal alien who was driving while drunk.
The death of that teenage girl wasn't an isolated incidence of violent crimes
committed by illegal aliens in Arizona. Just this year alone we have had
serial rapes, murders, and many deadly traffic accidents. If that isn't bad
enough, Arizona has become known as the "kidnap capital" of America and is #1
in identity fraud and car theft. Napolitano's response to the crime and
violence has been to cut off funding for Sheriff Joe Arpaio's immigration
enforcement efforts. J-no did everything she could to stop propositions passed
by majorities of the voters in Arizona who demand action to stop the invasion.
Go to these links to read more about J-no:
Obama taps Janet Napolitano for DHS: Shamnesty wolf in enforcement clothing,
By Michelle Malkin, November 20, 2008
J-No Goes Global, Phil Goes Postal!, October 25, 2007
note: KFYI talk host JD Hayworth probably was the first one to coin the
Treason In Arizona, By Joe Guzzardi
Napolitano is a globalist who has no regard for the economic security or
safety of U.S. citizens. In 2007 she was one of 13 state governors that signed
a petition sponsored by CompeteAmerica to increase the number of H-1B visas.
This is very typical of J-no's attitude on H-1B:
2007 National Press Club
Beyond the Arizona-Sonora relationship, our country s economic
interest in legal immigration needs attention. We need scientists
and engineers. Yet, restrictions on our H-1B visas force foreign
graduates in vital areas such as engineering and medicine, who
have trained here, to use their talents elsewhere.
Napolitano is a die-hard free trader and actively supports efforts to
globalize the U.S. She participates in many commissions with other nations to
promote global agendas. As an example, Napolitano was the chairwoman of the
taskforce to build the NAFTA super-highway in Arizona called "CANAMEX".
Recently she handed that job over to Kolbe; one of the three stooges from
Arizona (the other two are Flake and McCain).
Three stooges from Arizona
example of Napolitano's CFR activities:
CANAMEX Corridor (note credits for J-no) http://www.canamex.org/
I'm including two excellent articles below that were recently published.
Each one has some quotes from me. Ya gotta love these!
Napolitano "is as rabid a supporter of H-1B as you are likely to
find," said Rob Sanchez of Chandler, Ariz., a software engineer
who publishes the Job Destruction Newsletter, which is focused
on technology-related labor issues.
Sanchez also notes that Clinton and Emanuel are among those
backing an increase in the number of H-1B visas for skilled
foreign workers. U.S. businesses and technology companies,
--- Phoenix Business Journal
The Computerworld article posted a link to a video about H-1B and outsourcing
in Arizona. Today I posted it on Youtube so that more people could watch it.
The link on Computerworld is a far better quality video than the one on
Youtube, so you can decide which one to watch. Youtube is definitely easier
for most people to use but of lesser video quality.
Be sure to go to the jobdestruction media page because this report was one of
several excellent reports that ABC-15 did. I haven't decided whether they will
be posted on Youtube yet.
Gov Janet Napolitano stonewalls on outsourcing and H-1B in Arizona
2005 1/23 ABC KNXV15 Investigators - "Lost to India - Aftermath"
2004 7/23 ABC KNXV15 Investigators - "Working Conditions"
2004 4/30 ABC KNXV-15 Investigators - "Lost to India"
Obama's choice for DHS could flame tech visa battle
Free trade camps watch as Obama considers Clinton appointees for cabinet posts
Obama's choice for DHS could flame tech visa battle
Arizona Gov. Janet Napolitano has a strong record of support for the H-1B
program Patrick Thibodeau November 20, 2008 (Computerworld) The person
thought to be President-elect Barack Obama's leading choice to be secretary of
the Department of Homeland Security, Arizona Gov. Janet Napolitano, has been a
strong advocate of increasing H-1B visas -- a stance that could turn out to be
a lightning-rod issue during her confirmation.
In testimony, speeches and a letter sent last fall to congressional leaders,
Napolitano, a two-term governor, has left a clear trail of support for
increasing the H-1B visa cap to address what she has argued is a shortage of
Napolitano's consideration by Obama for the DHS post was widely reported
today, although it has not been confirmed publicly. The DHS oversees U.S.
Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), which manages the visa program.
Napolitano was one of 12 governors who sent a letter (download PDF) in
September 2007 to congressional leaders in both parties urging an increase in
the visa cap. "Until we are able to address this workforce shortage, we must
recognize that foreign talent has a role to play in our ability to keep
companies located in our state and country; and therefore, need to ensure the
increase availability of temporary H-1B visas and permanent residency visas
(green cards)," the governors wrote.
Those pushing the visa cap hike included California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger
and then-New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer.
Napolitano "is as rabid a supporter of H-1B as you are likely to find,"
said Rob Sanchez of Chandler, Ariz., a software engineer who publishes the Job
Destruction Newsletter, which is focused on technology-related labor issues.
As head of the DHS, Napolitano could not unilaterally raise the cap, which is
now set at 85,000 -- a figure that includes 20,000 visas for advanced-degree
graduates. Congress sets the H-1B cap, but the head of the DHS oversees how
the program operates.
"Napolitano has publicly and repeatedly called for major H-1B expansion,"
said Ron Hira, an assistant professor of public policy at the Rochester
Institute of Technology and author of Outsourcing America, and "in that
respect she is no friend of American IT workers." Hira said that Napolitano
believes that employers should have easier access to H-1Bs, "meaning she would
try to streamline the application process even more."
In a speech at the National Press Club in February 2007 (download PDF),
Napolitano also indicated that she wants to make it easier for foreign
graduates of U.S. schools to get green cards, bypassing the need for H-1B visa
in those cases. Napolitano believes that after they pass a background check,
scientists and engineers "should have a green card stapled to their diplomas."
If Obama pushes ahead with Napolitano's nomination and she is confirmed, one
thing she will have to deal with at USCIS are abuses in the H-1B program. As
many as one in five H-1B petitions had problems, including fraud, according to
a study recently released by the USCIS.
Arizona had been using offshore call centers to provides services to welfare
recipients, but Napolitano ended the practice in 2004. A TV news report looked
at the practice; an annotated copy of that report is archived on the Job
Destruction site (link to video).
For the most part, Obama is bringing in a team that has forcefully advocated
for increasing the use of foreign tech workers. The recession has not blunted
that advocacy. Google CEO Eric Schmidt, in a speech last week in Washington,
said the current policy of forcing foreign students unable to get a visa to go
back home is "bizarre -- it's disgusting."
Wednesday, November 19, 2008 - 3:34 PM MST | Modified: Wednesday, November
19, 2008 - 4:01 PM Free trade camps watch as Obama considers Clinton
appointees for cabinet posts
Phoenix Business Journal - by Mike Sunnucks Skeptics of U.S. free trade
policies and their pro-trade rivals in the business community are watching as
president-elect Barack Obama makes his picks for key cabinet and economic
Both camps are gauging the impact of possible Obama cabinet picks from the
Clinton administration -- which backed the North American Free Trade Agreement
and other accords as well as China s entry into international trade
Trade is an important component of Arizona s economy as a border state with
its proximity to plants in northern Mexico and the state s semiconductor
industry, which has production links to Asia.
For Secretary of the Treasury, Obama is considering former Treasury bosses
Robert Rubin and Lawrence Summers, who served under Clinton, as well as
Timothy Geitner, president of the New York Federal Reserve Bank and former
deputy treasury secretary during the Clinton years. Clinton economic adviser
Laura Tyson also is in the mix.
The president-elect also has been talking to U.S. Sen. Hillary Clinton, D-
N.Y., for the secretary of state slot and picked former Clinton aide Rahm
Emanuel as chief of staff. Newsweek magazine reported that former Deputy
Attorney General Eric Holder will be Obama s pick for U.S. Attorney General.
He held the No. 2 post at the U.S. Justice Department under Clinton. Arizona
Gov. Janet Napolitano was said to considered for that post.
Obama has talked about scaling back free trade policies and reworking NAFTA
and other deals, which has raised concern among local and national business
interests that support free trade. On the other side, critics of free trade
and growing globalization hope Obama follows through and change U.S. trade
Rob Sanchez, publisher of Job Destruction Newsletter in Arizona, said Emanuel
backed free trade as well as trade with China during his tenure with Clinton
administration and when he served as a congressman. Sen.
Clinton has fostered strong ties to Indian business people in the U.S. and
India, which might impact offshoring issues if she takes the Secretary of
State job, he said.
Sanchez also notes that Clinton and Emanuel are among those backing an
increase in the number of H-1B visas for skilled foreign workers. U.S.
businesses and technology companies, including Intel Corp., Google Inc. and
Microsoft Inc. have pushed to raise or lift H-1B caps.
U.S. Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., many Republicans as well as the U.S.
Chamber of Commerce and other state and national business groups also back
free trade policies. Supporters say such accords help the U.S. access foreign
markets, put downward pressure on inflation via cheaper imports and aid U.S.
exports, which have been an economic positive.
Sally Baker, a Scottsdale business consultant who does some political work,
said she expects Obama to make some more centrist picks to follow up his
campaign rhetoric promising to move away from partisanship.
Theresa Ulmer, a business consultant and Arizona state representative, is
among those who like the idea of bringing Clinton administration leaders into
the Obama White House. She favors the trade ideas expressed by Obama and
supports some reworking of trade deals, but also stands by Clinton-era
"The economy flourished and inflation fell. The addition to past-Clinton folks
in the new Obama administration only makes sense," she said. "These are people
who helped create the longest economic expansion we have seen in our life
time. It is critical to the future of the United States that we figure out how
to create jobs and get the economy back on track. Hillary was part of that and
would be an incredible plus to the Obama administration."
U.S. Sen. Jon Kyl, R-Ariz., a conservative, free trade advocate and No. 2
Republican in the U.S. Senate, also voiced support for Sen. Clinton s possible
"It seems to me she s got the experience. She s got the temperament for it. I
think she would be well received around the world. So my own initial reaction
is it would be a very good selection," said Kyl on "Fox News Sunday" Nov. 16.
Trade is one of the few issues where Kyl agrees with Clinton administration
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