Sen. Warren blames legacy of racism after six “women of color” quit her campaign

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DERRY, NH- “We quit.”

Not exactly good for optics for Elizabeth Warren.

The senator was in Derry, New Hampshire this past Thursday while issuing an apology after reports surfaced that six women of color decided to quit working for her campaign.

Six staffers had decided to part ways in Warren’s Nevada efforts after feeling a sense of tokenism and also dealing with a toxic work environment, according to Fox News.

During Warren’s apology for what was allegedly going on behind the scenes of her campaign, she stated the following:

“I believe these women completely and without reservation, and I apologize that they have had a bad experience on this campaign.”

The exodus of staffers started around November of last year, with three of them noting that they felt sidelined and that their issues were not being heard. This was allegedly despite bringing them to the attention of their superiors or to human resources, according to Politico.

Megan Lewis, who worked as a field organizer had joined Warren’s camp back in May of 2019, only stuck around until December. She detailed her disdain associated with working on the Warren campaign during those months:

“During the time I was employed with Nevada for Warren, there was definitely something wrong with the culture. I filed a complaint with HR, but the follow-up I received left me feeling as though I needed to make myself smaller or change who I was to fit into the office culture.” 

Some other former staffers who fled Warren’s campaign wished to remain anonymous when they explained the unhealthy work environment. One of the unnamed field organizers felt that she had been introduced as a token for the campaign, simply “to literally bring color into the space but not the knowledge and voice that comes with it.”

The anonymous woman also added the following:

“We all were routinely silenced and not given a meaningful chance on the campaign. Complaints, comments, advice and grievances were met with an earnest shake of the head and progressive buzzwords but not much else.”

Apparently, Warren had reiterated that apology on an interview with MSNBC. Naturally, instead of Warren noting that maybe she hired bad managers or HR personnel – she blamed the history of racism for her staffers wanting to leave her campaign.

Initially, her restated apology was opened with how she strives to make everyone feel included on her staff:

“I apologize personally that they had a bad experience on the campaign. I really work hard to try and build a campaign and a work environment where it’s diverse and open and everyone is welcomed and celebrated and gets to bring their whole self to work every day.”

Then, Warren took a left-turn from that previous sentiment. She then implied that people were leaving her staff because racism is being handed down like some kind of family heirloom:

“But I’m also aware that racism and oppression have left a long legacy. And it creates a toxicity where people, power structures, people take advantage of other people — it’s something for which we have to be constantly vigilant and constantly determined to do better.” 

That was quite an interesting deflection, considering that Warren then added:

“I take responsibility for this and I’m working with my team to address these concerns.”

Well, that wasn’t at all confusing. First Warren says “sorry”, then she blames it essentially on racism being passed on like a family tradition, but then says she’s taking responsibility for this matter.

All I can tell is that Warren just has this knack for having to say sorry about some fumbling associated with racial issues often. In fact, this latest apology comes almost one-year to the day where Warren apologized  about claiming Native American heritage.

In the meantime, last week, Warren, who hopes to win the title of Commander in Chief in the White House in 2020, decided to dedicate her Iowa speech to those who technically shouldn’t have even been in Iowa – or in the United States at all, for that matter.

Warren apparently thought that by dedicating her speech to illegal immigrants, or what some might call “undocumented Democrats”, she’d earn some points with voters.

Well, in a Constitutional Republic, it’s not the undocumented cheers you get from a crowd that counts – it’s the number of legitimate votes you get from real citizens. Unlike Warren’s Native American heritage, that sentiment is more than 1/1,024ths the truth.  

Sen. Warren blames legacy of racism after six "women of color" quit her campaign
Liz Warren has repeatedly called the entire criminal justice system racist ‘from front to back.’ (Wikipedia Commons)

 

During the February 4th speech, Warren started the festivities by frantically waving her hands in jubilance while Dolly Parton’s “9-to-5” played in the background.

In a video that can be seen on YouTube, the senator can be heard saying the following at approximately the 11:00 minute mark:

“Tonight is for every undocumented, unafraid organizer and volunteer who proudly knocked on doors to let the world know that the path to progress runs through courage, not fear.”

 

While the “path to progress” may run through courage, the path to citizenship runs through getting your immigration affairs in order. What in the world is with people brazenly celebrating that they’ve managed to circumvent proper residency within a country without detection by authorities? That’s like people raising a glass in a pub to not having their source of income located for child support payments.

Of course, Warren characterized Donald Trump as “the most corrupt president in American history,” during her address to the crowd, so we can’t be too surprised at what other words fly from her mouth.

Nothing spells corruption like the median household income increasing, the stock market doing well, and not to mention 6 million new jobs being created. Don’t forget that unemployment numbers have reached a 50-year low under Trump – and have greatly benefited those with less than a high school education.

Sen. Warren blames legacy of racism after six "women of color" quit her campaign
Courtesy: Flickr

 

So, what has drawn these undocumented volunteers to come and help Warren on the campaign trail?

It might just have a little bit to do with her decriminalizing illegal entry into the United States, so long as she’s elected president.

According to Warren’s own website, she state’s the following about immigration law:

“Decriminalize migration and refocus enforcement on serious criminal activity. Entering the country without authorization has always been a violation of civil immigration law, but thanks to a former segregationist Senator, it’s also a criminal violation. This additional criminal provision is totally unnecessary for border security, and for a century, it was rarely enforced.”

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Let me get this straight… so if someone repeatedly reenters the United States illegally, that person shouldn’t be subject to criminal proceedings? Would this also include those who have been convicted of crimes involving moral turpitude in their country of origin, since they’re never admissible to the United States? It doesn’t take a genius to note that when something is no longer criminally punishable, people do it more often. 

If that aspect wasn’t exciting enough, wait until you hear about Warren attempting to recreate the refugee crisis that plagued the European Union since 2015.

Warren reportedly wants to increase the amount of refuges the United States takes in annually by over five times during her first year in office – and then by nearly eight times by the end of her first term.

According to Warren’s website:

“Raise the refugee cap. At a time when 70 million are displaced around the world, President Trump has abused his authority to lower the refugee cap for the United States, admitting just over 22,000 refugees in total last year. I’ll welcome 125,000 refugees in my first year, ramping up to at least 175,000 refugees per year by the end of my first term.”

It’s almost as though Warren’s entire campaign is built around people who shouldn’t be here, people who aren’t even here yet legally, and people who want other people’s money to pay for college. 

Here’s the thing – are there people here who came here looking for a better life and are looking to become a contributing member of our society? Absolutely. But along with them have come a number of violent criminals.

Just look at what happened in New Jersey this week. 

A Brazilian national, in the country illegally and wanted in Brazil for homicide, was arrested last week during enforcement efforts conducted by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) in New Jersey, targeting at-large criminal aliens, illegal reentrants and other immigration violators.

From January 27 to February 1, ICE arrested 115 foreign nationals, and 84 percent had prior criminal convictions and/or pending criminal charges.

Convictions and pending charges included:

Homicide, sexual assault on a minor, child abuse, possession of narcotics, distribution of narcotics, extortion, DUI, fraud, domestic violence, theft, possession of a weapon, robbery, aggravated assault, resisting arrest, endangering the welfare of a child, assault by auto, receiving stolen property, shoplifting, burglary and illegal reentry.

Both ICE’s Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) and U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s (CBP) New York Field Office assisted ERO with these arrests.

ICE agents arrest a Brazilian national wanted on a murder charge in his home country.ICE
ICE agents arrest a Brazilian national wanted on a murder charge in his home country. Courtesy: ICE

 

“The remarkable results of our officers and law enforcement partners highlight ICE’s ongoing commitment to public safety in the face of the New Jersey Attorney General’s Immigrant Trust Directive, which severely limits local and state law enforcement cooperation with ICE-ERO,” said Ruben Perez.

He’s the acting field office director of ERO Newark.

“This targeted enforcement action focuses on the arrest of individuals convicted of serious crimes and are a threat to public safety. Because of the targeted efforts of these professional officers, there are 115 fewer criminals in our communities.”

ICE has a message for sanctuary cities and agencies:

Any local jurisdiction thinking that refusing to cooperate with ICE will result in a decrease in local immigration enforcement is mistaken. These jurisdictions that choose to not cooperate with ICE are likely to see an increase in ICE enforcement activity as ICE has no choice but to conduct more at-large, targeted enforcement actions since the agency is unable to take custody of a criminal alien within the confines of a local jail.

Recent arrests include:

-In Newark, a 53-year-old Brazilian national, who has a warrant in Brazil for the offense of homicide;

-In Fairfield, a 58-year-old Peruvian national, who has a warrant in Peru for the offense of extortion;

-In North Bergen, a 44-year-old Salvadoran national, who has a conviction for the offense of endangering the welfare of a child;

-In Elizabeth, a 28-year-old Salvadoran national, who has a pending case in El Salvador for the offense of homicide;

-In Glassboro, a 60-year-old previously deported Mexican national, who has a conviction for the offense of homicide;

-In Guttenberg, a 40-year-old Mexican national, who has convictions for the offense of child abuse, DUI and domestic violence;

-In North Brunswick, a 42-year-old Jamaican national, who has convictions for the offense of drug smuggling and exporting cocaine;

-In Plainfield, a 31-year-old previously deported Guatemalan national, who has convictions for the offense of domestic violence and DUI;

-In Paterson, a 45-year-old Salvadoran national who has convictions for the offense of endangering the welfare of a child and DUI;

-In Passaic, a 50-year-old Bolivian national, who multiple convictions for the offense of endangering the welfare of a child, hindering apprehension and DUI;

-In Pompton Plains, a 55-year-old United Kingdom national, who has convictions for the offense of arson, domestic violence and distribution of narcotics;

-In West Milford, a 46-year-old previously deported Mexican national, who has a conviction for criminal sexual contact involving a minor;

-In Paterson a 22-year-old Dominican national, who is a member of the Trinitarios gang with convictions for the offense of possession of a weapon and theft; and

-In Paterson, a 20-year-old Salvadoran national, who is a member of the MS-13 gang.

The individuals arrested throughout New Jersey were nationals of:

Argentina (1), Bolivia (1), Brazil (4), Colombia (3), Costa Rica (1), Cuba (2), Dominican Republic (9), Ecuador (9), El Salvador (12), Ghana (1), Guatemala (16), Honduras (9), India (2), Jamaica (2), Mexico (32), Nigeria (1), Panama (1), Peru (2), Philippines (1), Poland (2), Spain (2), United Kingdom (1), and Venezuela (1).

Some will face federal criminal prosecutions for illegal entry and illegal re-entry after removal. An alien who illegally re-enters the United States after removal can face up to 20 years in federal prison if criminally prosecuted.

 “U.S. Customs and Border Protection is extremely proud to have assisted in this targeted enforcement action,” said Troy Miller.

He’s the director of the CBP New York Field Office.

“It is through collaborative efforts that law enforcement agencies can combat illegal acts and apprehend criminals who pose a threat to the homeland.”

ICE officers carry out targeted enforcement actions every day in locations around the country as part of the agency’s ongoing efforts to protect the nation, uphold public safety, and protect the integrity of our immigration laws and border controls.

ICE focuses its limited resources first and foremost by targeting those who pose the greatest threat to public safety and border security, and our officers make arrests every single day.

The agency’s arrest statistics clearly reflect this. Nationally, approximately 86 percent of ERO’s administrative arrests during fiscal year 2019 either had a criminal conviction or were pending criminal charges.

As ICE continues to enforce the law and tries to keep our nation safe, there are politicians trying to disband them.

 


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