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  • Trump's Immigration Solution: Bring Back Controversial 'Operation Wetback'

    11/11/2015 8:46:14 AM PST · by Trumpinator · 63 replies
    nbcnews.com ^ | Nov 11 2015, 11:05 am ET | Sandra Lilley
    Nov 11 2015, 11:05 am ET Trump's Immigration Solution: Bring Back Controversial 'Operation Wetback' by Sandra Lilley On Tuesday night's Republican presidential debate and again on Wednesday morning, GOP candidate Donald Trump touted the controversial 1950s "Operation Wetback" program as a way of dealing with the nation's approximately 11 million immigrants currently without legal status. Under the Eisenhower program, immigrants inside the U.S. were rounded up and deported to remote places, resulting in deaths and criticism of human rights abuses. On NPR Wednesday morning, conservative Republican Alfonso Aguilar slammed Trump's comments. "The Eisenhower mass deportation policy was tragic," said Aguilar....
  • Official: 70% of families from the immigration surge never showed up for follow-up appointments

    09/26/2014 7:42:56 AM PDT · by Blood of Tyrants · 38 replies
    Foxnews ^ | 9/26/14 | Unknown
    Tens of thousands of young families caught crossing the border illegally earlier this year subsequently failed to meet with federal immigration agents, as they were instructed, the Homeland Security Department has acknowledged privately. An official with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement revealed that about 70 percent of immigrant families the Obama administration had released into the U.S. never showed up weeks later for follow up appointments. The ICE official made the disclosure in a confidential meeting at its Washington headquarters with immigration advocates participating in a federal working group on detention and enforcement policies. The Associated Press obtained an audio...
  • McCain still hopeful immigration reform is a political priority

    10/24/2013 8:32:55 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 20 replies
    The Arizona Daily Star ^ | October 23, 2013 | Perla Trevizo
    Passing immigration reform is a way for Republicans to get on a positive agenda and regain some of the approval of the American people, Sen. John McCain said Tuesday during a town hall in Tucson. He said the prospects of passing comprehensive immigration reform this year are still strong despite some Republicans saying the government shutdown and the way it was handled by President Obama affected any chance for compromise. But “the same people that said that are the people that oppose immigration reform. They are just trying to find another reason,” McCain said after the town hall meeting attended...
  • MoveOn’s Quest to Outlaw the Term “Illegal Immigrant” [claims its hate speech - barf]

    05/03/2012 6:40:29 AM PDT · by kevcol · 29 replies
    FrontPageMag ^ | May 3rd, 2012 | Joseph Klein
    Just when you would think that the far Left Obama booster organization MoveOn.org could not get any more ridiculous, it sinks to ever lower levels of absurdity. The latest example involves MoveOn’s push to render the phrase “illegal aliens” or “illegal immigrants” hate speech. A video posted last week at MoveOn.org’s website charges that calling illegal immigrants “illegal” fits the definition of a hate crime and calls for the word “illegal” to be abolished when describing individuals entering the United States illegally. They would prefer using adjectives such as “undocumented” immigrants or “unauthorized” immigrants.
  • Former Latino leader requests halt of LDS missionary visas

    02/18/2011 6:19:17 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 5 replies
    FOX 13 ^ | February 14, 2011 | Brittany Green
    SALT LAKE CITY — The immigration controversy has reached the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints with one Latino member of the Utah community's request that Mexico suspend all LDS missionary visas to the nation. Raul Lopez-Vargas, former vice president of Centro Civico Mexicano, one of Utah's oldest Latino community centers, has sent a letter to Mexican Presdient Felipe Calderon seeking the temporary suspension of visas for LDS missionaries. He also delivered the letter in person Monday to the Mexican consulate in Utah. Lopez-Vargas says the request is a response to his view that the LDS Church won't take...
  • 9th Circuit rejects appeal by rancher who imprisoned 16 border-crossers

    02/06/2011 8:26:09 AM PST · by sean327 · 35 replies
    Yuma Sun ^ | February 05, 2011 8:57 PM | HOWARD FISCHER
    PHOENIX — Federal appellate judges have refused to overturn the civil verdict against a Cochise County rancher found guilty of illegally imprisoning 16 border crossers. In a brief and unsigned opinion, the three-judge panel of the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals rejected arguments by Roger Barnett that the Tucson jury that found him liable should have been told by the trial judge that they could consider his claim of self-defense. The judges said Arizona law allows someone to use or threaten to use physical force against another when a reasonable person would believe that is necessary to protect against the...
  • Mexican teen dies after Arizona border incident

    01/06/2011 7:59:47 AM PST · by La Lydia · 35 replies
    Fox News ^ | January 5, 2011
    NOGALES, Ariz. – A Mexican teenager who threw rocks at Border Patrol agents in the Arizona city of Nogales died early Wednesday, but the manner of death is now in dispute. A Mexican official said 17-year-old Ramses Barron Torres died after he fell from a border fence and hit his head on a rock. But state police in Sonora, across the border from Arizona, said companions of the Barron Torres claim he was shot by a U.S. Border Patrol agent. Calls to Border Patrol officials weren't immediately returned Wednesday night. An FBI spokesman declined to release details of the investigation....
  • Study: Brazilians bring jobs, money to Mass. economy [Bridge Available For Sale]

    03/10/2008 9:53:51 AM PDT · by Disturbin · 14 replies · 495+ views
    Gloucester Daily Times ^ | March 9, 2008 | Kristen Grieco
    Francisco Teixeira is up at 6 every morning, taking care of his 7-month-old daughter. The 33-year-old then heads to the Brazilian Convenience Store on Main Street, which he runs with his wife. They keep it open until 8 every night. Teixeira has been in the United States for the past 12 years, including his first eight in Massachusetts. After a four-year stint in Florida, he moved here to take over the store last month. The state has become his second home. After having a child, he said, he isn't considering going back to Brazil, and is looking to buy a...
  • Smuggled aliens to sue Texas deputy

    04/02/2007 2:02:26 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 13 replies · 857+ views
    Washington Times ^ | April 2, 2007 | Jerry Seper
    Two illegal aliens plan a multimillion-dollar civil rights lawsuit against a Texas deputy who was sentenced to prison over an April 2005 incident in which the lawman shot at an alien-smuggling vehicle that he said had just tried to run him down. Edwards County Deputy Sheriff Guillermo F. Hernandez, along with his boss, Sheriff Donald G. Letsinger, have been targeted in a pending lawsuit by Maricela Rodriguez-Garcia and Candido Garcia-Perez, two Mexicans who were being smuggled into the U.S. when they were injured by fragments of the lawman's bullets. Mrs. Rodriguez-Garcia, struck by bullet fragments in the cheek and mouth,...
  • Blacks see threat from Hispanic illegal aliens

    05/15/2006 11:24:53 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 79 replies · 1,835+ views
    Washington Times ^ | May 15, 2006 | Keyonna Summers
    Blacks in the region are joining Minuteman militia groups opposed to illegal Hispanic aliens working in the United States, saying they take jobs from blacks and piggyback off the strides made during the civil rights movement. Several blacks Friday attended a Minuteman rally in the District. And yesterday, Ted Hayes, a black Los Angeles-based homeless activist and founder of the Crispus Attucks Brigade, held a rally in Upper Senate Park denouncing attempts by immigrant rights groups to link their movement to that of black civil rights. "Illegal immigration is the greatest threat to black people since slavery," Mr. Hayes said....
  • DHS: DENY, HEDGE, SPIN (Border Patrol Calls Squealing On Minutement Report "Inaccurate")

    05/10/2006 5:24:40 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 263 replies · 3,966+ views
    Michelle Malkin ^ | May 10, 2006 | Michelle Malkin
    The Customs and Border Protection agency at DHS has issued a statement, much-ballyhooed by blind Bush supporters, which calls the Inland Valley Bulletin's story on the Border Patrol/Minutemen/Mexican government "inaccurate." Let's examine the full bluster: Today’s report by the Inland Valley Daily Bulletin, “U.S. tipping Mexico to Minuteman patrols,” is inaccurate. Border Patrol does not report activity by civilian, non-law enforcement groups to the Government of Mexico. During a detention of a legal or illegal immigrant that produces an allegation of improper treatment, Border Patrol reports the allegation and allows the appropriate consulate to interview the individual in custody....
  • Mexicans flock to US border as hopes rise over work permits

    04/12/2006 11:19:20 PM PDT · by MadIvan · 59 replies · 1,759+ views
    The Scotsman ^ | April 13, 2006 | OLGA RODRIGUEZ
    UNDOCUMENTED migrants are rushing to Mexico's border with Arizona, encouraged by the prospect of a guest-worker programme in the United States and anticipating a toughening of border security that would make a dangerous journey even more perilous.Detentions by the US border patrol in south-central Arizona, the busiest migrant-smuggling area, are up by more than 26 per cent since 1 October - 105,803, compared with 78,024 for the same period last year. Along the entire US- Mexico border, arrests have risen by 9 per cent. Many migrants say they are being encouraged by relatives in the US, who are betting on...
  • Savage Remarks Anger Catholics

    04/04/2006 4:57:34 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 472 replies · 7,052+ views
    Newsmax ^ | April 3, 2006 | Carl Limbacher, et al.
    The Catholic League, a civil rights group, is fuming mad over comments made by talk radio star Michael Savage last week. In a broadacst on March 28, Savage, the nation's third most listened to radio talk show host, slammed the Catholic Church for helping to organize recent mass protests of illegal immigrants. According to a transcript published by the Catholic League, Savage said: "It is a pig story! It’s animal farm all over again. And also make no bones about it, it’s the greedy Catholic Church that was behind it because the people of America walked away from the molesters’...
  • Not All Drug Dealers Are Created Equal

    02/02/2006 5:05:37 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 29 replies · 1,582+ views
    The Loft ^ | February 1, 2006 | Chuck Muth
    Bernabe Rivas of Carson City, Nevada, was busted for trafficking in methamphetamine, reports the Nevada Appeal. A felony. But rather than prosecute the illegal drug dealer on the felony charge, District Judge Bill Maddox sent him to drug court…over the objections of the drug court committee which reviews and approves such cases. By having his case heard in drug court, Rivas avoids the possibility of being convicted of a felony. Instead, he simply has to take frequent drug tests, keep a job and not get busted again for the next two years. Now here’s the kicker… The reason Judge Maddox...
  • Prop 200 Guidelines Released

    08/13/2005 4:27:31 AM PDT · by Happy2BMe · 9 replies · 525+ views
    PHOENIX - Arizona Secretary of State Jan Brewer Friday released the final election procedure dealing with identification at the polls. Friday's announcement is the culmination of several months of work to forge an election procedure requiring voters to produce sufficient identification at the polls prior to receiving a ballot, as mandated by the voters pursuant to Proposition 200.A new set of regulations to institute new voter-mandated ballot procedures now awaits Governor Janet Napolitano's approval. The procedures set out the forms of identification that can be used when seeking a ballot. "These regulations will ensure that our elections are clean and...
  • Border Patrol Secrets

    08/03/2005 5:28:53 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 42 replies · 1,118+ views
    GOPUSA ^ | August 2, 2005 | Thomas J. Fitton
    According to explosive documents uncovered by Judicial Watch, at a time when the United States faces an illegal immigration crisis and a war on terrorism, Bush administration officials directed Border Patrol agents to mislead the American people by withholding information about a marked increase in illegal immigration caused by President Bush's immigration agenda. "Do not talk about amnesty, increase in apprehensions, or give comparisons of past immigration reform proposals." "Do not provide statistics on apprehension spikes or past amnesty data." This is what Border Patrol agents were told in a remarkable January 2004 memo obtained by Judicial Watch in May...
  • The Immigrant 'Cheap Labor' Myth

    05/26/2005 2:21:33 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 36 replies · 923+ views
    GOPUSA ^ | May 26, 2005 | Jon E. Dougherty
    In nearly every news story, report or analysis of the nation's illegal immigration problem, it is presented as fact that cross-border migrants have a net positive economic effect on U.S. communities. Perhaps that's no surprise, given that the U.S. government maintains this. In the 2005 Economic Report of the President, which touts President Bush's work-for-amnesty program, the administration observes, "Immigration has touched every facet of the U.S. economy and America is a stronger and better nation for it." In reality, however, this "fact" is a myth. The truth is, immigrants -- legal and illegal -- inflict a net drain on...
  • When Immigrants Get Too Close

    05/18/2005 12:51:24 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 10 replies · 663+ views
    GOPUSA ^ | May 18, 2005 | Jon E. Dougherty
    If our nation's capital were within 50 miles of the U.S.-Mexico border, I guarantee there would be no immigration crisis in America. Here's an example of what I'm talking about. The Los Angeles Times published a lengthy story in Sunday editions detailing the brutality of a Honduras-influenced international gang. According to the report, the L.A.-based branch of Mara Salvatrucha, "a street gang formed 20 years ago in the immigrant neighborhoods west of the downtown skyline," is responsible for a series of grisly murders "that spanned much of the North American continent." Included in those murders: 28 people (six of them...
  • A Different Perspective (George Allen Statement On Illegal Immigration)

    05/18/2005 8:55:47 AM PDT · by GOPGuide · 10 replies · 1,036+ views
    Cantor For Congress ^ | April 27, 2005 | Steven Sisson
    As part of the Iraq supplemental appropriations bill, Congress voted to support legislation for the use of federal troops on the Mexican-American borders. The National Border Control Council and the Fraternal Order of Police endorsed the legislation mandating the stationing of U.S. troops on the Mexican-American border to support the U.S. Border Patrol. [SNIP] On a more personal note, Virginia Sen. George Allen said, "Legal immigration has been and is the lifeblood of our nation. My own mother followed the process and emigrated to the U.S. from Tunisia after World War II. I have the greatest respect for the ingenuity,...
  • Anchors Away

    05/11/2005 12:11:39 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 35 replies · 963+ views
    GOPUSA ^ | May 11, 2005 | Jon E. Dougherty
    Most Americans realize our nation's immigration policies are flawed in favor of illegal aliens, but not everyone knows there is a provision of U.S. law being abused every year by thousands of migrant parents -- all on the up-and-up. I'm talking about a constitutional provision granting automatic citizenship to any child born in the U.S., even if its mother sneaks in the country illegally. "All persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the state wherein they reside," says the first sentence of the Fourteenth Amendment....
  • Payments to Help Hospitals Care for Illegal Immigrants

    05/09/2005 8:14:04 PM PDT · by holymoly · 54 replies · 1,109+ views
    NY Times ^ | May 10, 2005 | ROBERT PEAR
    WASHINGTON, May 9 - The Bush administration announced on Monday that it would start paying hospitals and doctors for providing emergency care to illegal immigrants. The money, totaling $1 billion, will be available for services provided from Tuesday through September 2008. Congress provided the money as part of the 2003 law that expanded Medicare to cover prescription drugs, but the new payments have nothing to do with the Medicare program. Members of Congress from border states, like Senator Jon Kyl, Republican of Arizona, had sought the money. They said the treatment of illegal immigrants imposed a huge financial burden on...
  • Mexican Gang Members Using Arizona as Corridor

    05/09/2005 9:30:05 PM PDT · by Travis McGee · 49 replies · 27,852+ views
    PHOENIX, Ariz. Federal authorities say members of a violent Mexican gang are using the Arizona border as a corridor to the country. In the past year, Border Patrol agents have arrested about ten members of Mara Salvatrucha -- a notorious international street gang in Mexico. Yet according to federal and local law enforcement officials, the gang members don't appear to stay in the state. The gang is commonly known as M-S-13 and has been linked to murders from Honduras to Los Angeles to Virginia. Original Mara Salvatrucha members were guerrilla fighters who fled the Salvadoran civil war in the 1980s....
  • Border Security -- A Major Citizen Concern Being Ignored

    05/02/2005 5:40:58 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 41 replies · 810+ views
    GOPUSA ^ | May 2, 2005 | Thomas D. Segel
    It happened again last weekend. The Rio Grande Valley of Texas made the news when more than 100 illegal aliens from Brazil were apprehended and then released by the Border Patrol. Why is this worthy of reporting? The main reason... Brazil is identified by our government as a country that could be host to terrorists. This means any illegal entry by people from that country should automatically trigger some serious response by our Homeland Security forces. Instead, these suspect illegals were released on their own recognizance, with a promise they would return for their deportation hearings. Until recently officials have...
  • Mr. President, Please Secure Our Borders Immediately (Petition)

    04/25/2005 5:45:02 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 320 replies · 3,232+ views
    reformus.org ^ | April 25, 2005 | NumbersUSA
    Mr. President, Please Secure Our Borders Immediately It has been nearly four years since the 9/11 attacks inside our country by foreign nationals. Yet, tens of thousands of foreign nationals every few weeks continue to be allowed to enter this country illegally through our loosely guarded borders. All of these illegal entrants threaten American citizens in one way or another—either as unfair labor competition, tax burdens, instruments of organized crime including drug running and slavery, or as terrorists. We can no longer allow such disorder on our borders. One of the clearest responsibilities of the federal government and of the...
  • Illegal Border Crossings Stir Citizen Anger

    04/25/2005 12:04:30 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 42 replies · 1,936+ views
    GOPUSA ^ | April 25, 2005 | Thomas D. Segel
    What can we expect from an Executive Branch and Congress that have failed to defend this country? Everyone knows it isn't the safety of our citizens. The Washington politicos voted into existence an airport security system that isn't any better than it was before 9/11. The administration and lawmakers have failed to provide us with adequate port inspections. If it were not our most serious issue, even their attempts at border security would be a joke. The convoluted logic of those in Washington D.C. boggles the minds of most Americans. Though actions or non-actions set into motion by power brokers...
  • Rancher skinhead attack on Bible college rumored

    04/16/2005 5:17:33 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 23 replies · 975+ views
    ProjectUSA ^ | April 15, 2005 | Robin Hvidston and Craig Nelsen
    I'm passing this along because, personally, I found it refreshing, because it's Friday, because it's April 15, and because, in spite of everything, the country is Robin and Dan, and worth fighting for, and even worth paying taxes for. Rancher skinhead attack on Bible college rumoredAnd other interesting first hand observations from a California Minutewoman By CRAIG NELSENProjectUSA director [Report provided by Robin Hvidston, Minutewoman and Real American] Hello! I am back from the border. The experience was awesome! I wish I could have stayed the full month. Below, is a report I made about the experience. I'm trying to...
  • Pelosi's "egregious" remarks about immigration reform

    12/08/2004 8:51:37 AM PST · by OXENinFLA · 29 replies · 918+ views
    THOMAS ^ | 12-08-04 | Nancy Pelosi
     Ms. PELOSI. Mr. Speaker, I thank the gentlewoman for yielding me time and commend her for her tremendous leadership, outstanding leadership as our ranking member on the Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, and I commend the gentleman from Michigan (Mr. HOEKSTRA) for his leadership, as well as chair of the conference and as chair of the Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence.    I thank the gentlewoman from California (Ms. HARMAN). I know firsthand of her great work, and we are all very proud of it.    Mr. Speaker, more than 4 months ago, the 9/11 Commission created by Congress to examine the...
  • 'Illegal': Slur or accurate label?

    01/28/2004 7:35:34 PM PST · by NortNork · 46 replies · 211+ views
    Atlanta Journal Constitution ^ | 1/28/04 | Rick Badie
    'Undocumented' preferred by some for certain immigrants; others see cover-up By RICK BADIE The Atlanta Journal-Constitution For Jerry Gonzalez, the term "illegal immigrant" packs as much vitriol as some racial slurs. Many Latinos, he said, find it offensive. "It's easy to dismiss someone when you use a disparaging term such as 'illegal immigrant' or 'illegal alien,' " surmised Gonzalez, who oversees the Georgia Association of Latino Elected Officials, an Atlanta-based political action committee. "I can't speak for other immigrant groups," he said, "but on behalf of the Latino community, many people I speak to on a day-to-day basis think it...
  • What do the new US rules do? 'Q and A' (Bushs Immigration Plan)

    01/09/2004 8:04:39 PM PST · by Dr. Marten · 19 replies · 190+ views
    People Daily ^ | 01.10.04
    What do the new US rules do? 'Q and A' Promoting a plan that could brighten his election-year prospects with Hispanic voters, US President Bush Wednesday proposed legal status "at least temporarily "for millions of illegal immigrants working in the United States. Some questions and answers about President George W. Bush's immigration proposals:   Some questions and answers about President George W. Bush's immigration proposals: Q: Just what would they do? A: Bush has released few details, but broadly he proposes the creation of a temporary worker programme that would match workers with US employers when American citizens can't be...
  • Tyson Just The Beginning

    04/02/2003 9:19:36 AM PST · by Technoman · 9 replies · 351+ views
    Associated Press ^ | 4-2-03 | Bill :Poovey
    <p>CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. - Tyson Foods' acquittal on charges of conspiring to hire illegal immigrants dealt a setback to the government's strategy of enforcing immigration laws by going after big business.</p> <p>But that doesn't mean major employers of unskilled workers should rest easy.</p>