Skip to comments.Bush league effort: Illegals gaining ground
Posted on 07/08/2004 11:41:26 AM PDT by Willie Green
The California congressional delegation is concerned that the U.S. Border Patrol went too far last month to protect the border.
In a two-week period, its Mobile Patrol Group arrested 420 suspected illegal aliens at "interior checkpoints" in California communities within 100 miles of the U.S.-Mexican border.
The delegation asked the Department of Homeland Security to determine if its Border Patrol department overstepped its bounds.
There are bigger immigration issues than a territorial turf fight about which bureaucracy has jurisdiction.
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Contact Trey Bohn
Posted by The John and Ken Show @ 3:39 pm
Trey Bohn is the Director of Radio, Office of Media Affairs, for the White House and he wants you to stop e-mailing Asa Hutchinson, Undersecretary for the Department of Homeland Security. Trey wants you to use a generic e-mail address, where you letters may or may not be seen. If you get a chance, why not give Trey a call and remind him who pays his salary. Call Trey at (202) 456-3851
Posted by The John and Ken Show @ 2:31 pm
Call Nativo Lopez 1-888-437-6114 and tell him to stop protesting the Border Patrol ! His email address is firstname.lastname@example.org. Watch/Listen to Nativo slam the John and Ken Show here.
Border Patrol Sweep Contact List
1) Call Gloria Chavez at Public Information Office at the U.S. Customs and Border Protection 202-927-1422 or email@example.com
2) Call Department of Homeland Security 202-282-8000 or firstname.lastname@example.org
3) If you want to thanks the San Diego Border Patrol for taking care of business, you can e-mail them at email@example.com
4) Contact Asa Hutchinson, Under Secretary for Border & Transportation Security and tell him that you want the Border Partol to do their job! Call at 202-282-8355 or e-mail him at firstname.lastname@example.org. Also, contact Robert Bonner, Commissioner, U.S. Customs and Border Protection who sent out a memo for the Border Patrol to stop the sweeps at email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
5) Contact your Congressman! Click here, and simply find your Congressman and let them know that if they dont support the Border Patrol Sweeps, then they WILL NOT get your vote in November!
6) Here is the number that Homeland Security wants you to call: 1-877-287-8667 but dont call after 3pm because it doesnt work!
U.S., Mexico finalize Social Security pact
U.S. and Mexican officials signed a controversial agreement this week that could allow millions of legal and undocumented Mexican immigrants who work in the United States to collect U.S. Social Security benefits. Congress and the Mexican Senate still must approve the agreement, but U.S. lawmakers have routinely approved similar totalization agreements with 20 other countries in the past. Read the story here.
U.S., Mexico finalize Social Security pact
By Sergio Bustos, Gannett News Service
WASHINGTON U.S. and Mexican officials signed a controversial agreement this week that could allow millions of legal and undocumented Mexican immigrants who work in the United States to collect U.S. Social Security benefits.
Congress and the Mexican Senate still must approve the agreement, but U.S. lawmakers have routinely approved similar "totalization" agreements with 20 other countries in the past.
Under the agreement, Mexican workers who have divided their working lives between the United States and Mexico would be eligible for partial U.S. or Mexican retirement benefits based on combined credits earned from both countries. U.S. citizens working in Mexico also would qualify for partial benefits in both countries.
To qualify for U.S. Social Security benefits, Mexicans must prove they have worked in the United States at least 18 months. Payments are made on a prorated basis, depending on years worked in the United States.
Social Security Administration officials estimate 50,000 U.S. and Mexican workers may be eligible for such retirement benefits during the first five years of the agreement.
But last year, the General Accounting Office, the investigative arm of Congress, questioned the accuracy of those projections, saying Social Security officials had failed to account for the presence of many potentially eligible, undocumented Mexican immigrants and their families.
Census figures show the United States is home to 9 million Mexican citizens. About 5 million are here illegally, according to federal estimates.
Critics charge that the agreement could allow tens of thousands of undocumented Mexican immigrants to collect U.S. retirement benefits.
"Until we straighten out the mess in our immigration system not to mention our Social Security system these sorts of agreements are premature and fiscally irresponsible," said Dan Stein, executive director of the Federation for American Immigration Reform, a group that advocates stricter immigration policies.
Social Security officials counter that undocumented immigrants are not eligible for U.S. Social Security benefits.
"A totalization agreement doesn't change our immigration laws," said Carolyn Cheezum, a spokeswoman with the Social Security Administration.
But Cheezum acknowledged that undocumented immigrants who become legalized residents could receive credit for prior earnings so long as they prove they paid into the U.S. system.
Social Security officials said the U.S.-Mexico totalization agreement, if approved, also would affect about 3,000 U.S. workers employed in Mexico. They said those workers and their employers would save about $140 million during the first five years of the agreement.
Under current law, U.S. citizens and their U.S. employers in Mexico must pay Social Security taxes to both counties. The same goes for Mexican citizens and Mexican employers in the United States.
The agreement would eliminate the "double tax" and require employees and employers to contribute to only one country's Social Security system.
U.S. and Mexican officials have been negotiating a totalization agreement for more than a year. The United States began pursuing such agreements in 1977 so Americans sent abroad by their employers would be eligible for U.S. Social Security benefits. Today, the United States has pacts with 20 countries, mostly in Europe.
Amazing. Much of our budget shortfall can be traced to the impact of illegal immigration in California and our public officials want to make it even worse. A bill that would have repealed an in-state tuition benefit for illegal alien students was voted down by the State Legislature here. Our political class certainly has its priorities in order and ensuring our borders are protected doesn't seem to be among them.
there was a big article in the Daily News reporting that middle age workers who were applying to CSUN for course to retrain them were being shut out. If you already have a degree, you are being turned away, to keep room for the illegals.
Sad but true! How long will the majority of Americans who oppose out-of-control immigration remain ignored?
How much longer do we have to pay income taxes to the Federal Government while they refuse to do their job? We are supporting this monster.
You will be paying for the rest of your life.....and if the Democrats win, you will be paying much more. Next thread. (Whining is going out of style.)
Taxation without representation (still).
God please tell me this is a joke!
There is a daily thread called, a day in the life of wonderful politicians. You'll like it. No whining, only praise and worship. See yea!
For me illegal Immigration and Terrorism go hand in hand, which obviously is not the case in DC these days.
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Yes. It's US source income, taxable to the US.
will the US-IRS collection thugs have jurisdiction in Mexico?
Can the US trust the Mexican gov to aid in tax collection efforts of Mexican citizens?
Again - ROTFLMAO
If the Bush administration used these sweeps against the gangbanger types that we here so much about then his popularity would spike untold amounts, but since they are tone deaf to the American people it ain't gonna happen.
You've said a mouthful. Simple, isn't it?
I am listening to Stephen Moore from the Club for Growth on Medved's show right now with the 2 of them playing badmitton back and forth about how great immigration is in the most vague, baseless rants, while attacking "the right wing" for opposing it. Moore is sent forth as a Bush attack dog often, kind of a 527 for the GOP, but he's always been a huge embarrassment given what a total dork he is. More importantly, his rationalizations are dangerous to the GOP cause.
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