FOX8 violates alien laws by pushing citizenship for broke Jap rapper

CLEVELAND, OH – As a U.S. journalist with a foreign background it’s no stretch to see why Ed Gallek would promote a “hard luck” story about a broke Japanese alien rapper in this nation because of how his Eastern European ancestors arrived here.  There was a lot of “keep them out” drama as Eastern Europeans who didn’t like this nation’s laws faced being rounded up and deported under the Anarchist Exclusion Act of 1903 by U.S. Attorney General Alexander Palmer and FBI director John Edgar Hoover later in 1919.   

President Theodore Roosevelt gladly signed that law after a Russian Jew named Leon Czolgosz, who rejected Catholicism, traveled from Cleveland’s Fleet & Todd avenues to Buffalo, New York to assassinate President William McKinley in 1901.  Czolgosz did this after hearing anarchist and Russian alien Emma Goldman speak in Cleveland.  Before Russian Jew Solomon Isadore Neuhaus purchased the Plain Dealer in 1967, that newspaper editorialized after Goldman was deported on the “Soviet Ark” back to Russia that there should be more deportations

In  his most recent story about the “broke jap rapper,” FOX8’s Gallek didn’t share the real name of the Japanese alien in Cleveland, Ohio on a tourist visa hoping to meet Bone, Thugs & Harmony.   Gallek shared only the alien’s alias of “Shiba Dog.”  A previous story shared the tourist’s alleged real name of Ryo Muranaka.

As a journalist Gallek operates within his 1st amendment rights to share information about the Japanese visitor’s plight. But to use the public airwaves to encourage Clevelanders to disregard immigration laws to keep Muranaka here and working as an alien on a tourist visa is a federal crime.   The Japanese Embassy in the United States has a regional office in Chicago if he wanted to direct Muranaka to get help.

The truth is the Japanese alien Muranaka, aka Shiba Dog, who claims to have traveled to Cleveland on a “tourist visa” to meet Bone, Thugs & Harmony, has to return to Japan despite his desire to stay and “hard luck.”  Gallek and anyone else who assists him in filling out U.S. immigration documents to help him work and find work could be violating federal “alien harboring” laws.  As an alien, Muranaka has made matters worse for himself by publicly booking gigs at local clubs and working on a tourist visa.

“Activists” trying to help a broke Japanese alien wannabe rapper in Cleveland on a tourist visa may not know if they assist him in filing paperwork to submit to the U.S. Bureau of Immigration they could be violating federal laws. Shiba Dog, or whatever his real name is, should contact the Consulate General of the Embassy of Japan in Chicago if he needs assistance. If the activists are “harboring” Shiba Dog they should turn him over to ICE.

When Gallek broadcast a video showing Bizzy Bone of Bone, Thugs & Harmony explaining that he would send money to help Muranaka get back to Japan, the legendary Cleveland rapper correctly distanced himself from FOX8’s misuse of the public airwaves to promote the violation of U.S. immigration laws.  By working on a tourist visa Muranka faces immediate deportation.

The Supreme Court of the United States is currently reviewing briefs submitted by lawyers representing Evelyn Sinengeng-Smith and Southern California federal prosecutors defending a law the U.S. Congress enacted that sends people to prison for encouraging aliens to come here for work.  The case is captioned the United States of America v. Evenlyn Sinengeng-Smith and was docketed on July 12, 2019.

Sinengeng-Smith is a U.S. citizen from the Phillipines who operated a business helping aliens from her former nation enter this one.  Those that submitted requests to enter the nation as “tourists” like the Japanese rapper were then encouraged to stay beyond their original visas by obtaining a certification from the U.S. Department of Labor to compete for jobs against this nation’s citizens.  She charged them $5900 to handle the paperwork.  Sinengeng-Smith then helped culturally-disconnected Filipino foreigners, instead of the children of the nation’s ailing and aging parents and grandparents, take over the care of U.S. senior citizens in residential healthcare facilities.

Cleveland Scene’s story documents evidence that Ryo Muranaka is booking gigs on a tourist visa at places like Mahalls in Lakewood, Ohio. The bars booking Shiba Dog are violating federal immigration laws by allowing him to work in the USA on a tourist visa. They could not possibly have issued him an IRS 1099 since he cannot be assigned a Social Security number. The more the Japanese alien promotes himself the more he makes himself and those helping him an ICE target.

U.S. District Judge Ronald M. Whyte in 2016 sentenced Sinengeng-Smith to 18 months in prison, six months of house arrest and three years of probation for her “visa” scheme and for filing false tax returns.  She pocketed over $3.3 million “encouraging” job-competing illegal aliens to remain in the U.S. using this deception.

The specific federal immigration law Sinengeng-Smith violated focused on her scheme.  The schemer’s attorneys, Wilmer & Hale, focused on a section of Title 8 U.S.C. 1324 that she was charged under as “unconstititonal” and a 1st Amendment violation.

Title 8 U.S.C. 1324(a)(1)(A)(iv) makes it a criminal penalty for anyone who encourages or induces an alien to come to, enter, or reside in the United States, knowing or in reckless disregard of the fact that such coming to, entry, or residence is or will be in violation of law.”

Eastern European anarchist Leon Czolgosz was living in Cleveland when he assassinated President William McKinley in 1901. He’d heard anarchist Emma Goldman speak here.
Russian Jews brought their white only organized labor unions to the USA; and used them to engage in acts of violence against U.S. workers who’d already lived here before the Civil War. They assassinated presidents and political leaders in Eastern Europe. They brought that shit here and this nation’s political leaders reacted with the Anarchist Exclusion Act of 19903 and started rounding them up for deportation.

There’s a section that makes it a criminal offense to promote Shiba to stay here beyond his tourist visa if the intent of those helping him is to manage his career.  That’s the “private gain” part of Title 8 U.S.C. 1324 that resulted in Sinengeng-Smith’s 2015 conviction.

Sinengeng-Smith appealed her conviction and got a reversal, in part, from the U.S. 9th District Court of Appeals.  The judges ruled that part of the federal law was unconstitutional because it chilled free speech.  Federal prosecutors argued that speech connected to the commission of crimes is not protected.  That’s what the SCOTUS will decide in a ruling that will not change the law until Congress does.  The settled issues will only resolve to the case before them; and not one that could potentially involve Muranaka if U.S. Immigrations and Customs Enforcement (ICE) gets involved.

Legendary Cleveland rapper Bizzy Bone was smart enough to stay out of the “immigration” law violations Ed Gallek cooked up. He promised only to send the Japanese alien a ticket back to Japan.

Gallek may think he has unlimited 1st amendment rights as a journalist, but Shiba Dog’s presence in Cleveland is as a visitor under federal laws that haven’t been repealed by Congress.

In his story Gallek told FOX8’s audience how they’ve misused public airwaves to encourage Cleveland business owners to violate the nation’s immigration laws by hiring Muranaka.  Gallek and Cleveland Scene have reported that the alien has booked gigs at local bars and is working in Cleveland while on his tourist only visa.

By ending his story with the Japanese alien “visitor’s”  intent to circumvent those laws by using FOX8’s access to the public airwaves to “speak to the president,” Gallek’s anarchist anti-U.S. immigration law propaganda could be viewed by federal prosecutors as aiding Muranaka in his federal law violation.

Eric Jonathan Brewer

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