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  • Top U.S. legislators agree on extending deadline for passports

    09/26/2006 10:44:52 AM PDT · by Heartofsong83 · 8 replies · 459+ views
    Canadian Press ^ | 09/26/06
    Top U.S. legislators agree on extending deadline for passports 33 minutes ago WASHINGTON (CP) - U.S. legislators on a bi-partisan committee have agreed to extend the deadline of tough new identification measures at the Canada-U.S. border for 17 months. The delay is included in a funding bill for the Homeland Security Department that authorizes new fencing along the U.S. border with Mexico. It still needs to clear Congress, but observers are optimistic of its passage. The vote could come as soon as Thursday before legislators hit the campaign trail for the mid-term elections in November. The rule requiring passports or...
  • When Smugglers Try to Run You Over With a Vehicle...

    08/26/2006 11:19:50 AM PDT · by Texas Old Dude · 24 replies · 1,271+ views
    U.S. BORDER PATROL Local 2544 Tucson, Arizona ^ | August 26, 2006 | Texas Old Dude
    When Smugglers Try to Run You Over With a Vehicle........08-26-06 You're supposed to; A. Shoot at them; B. Chase them; C. Wave at them and say "Bienvenidos a Los Estados Unidos"; D. Throw a pamphlet at them on how to apply for Amnestia; E. Offer them food, water, medical care, and counseling at taxpayer expense; F. Beg them not to report you to OIG and/or the U.S. Attorney's office for using an expletive when you dive for cover; or G. Let them go. We realize you probably thought this was a trick question, but of course the correct answers are...
  • The Great Divide Over Illegal Immigration

    08/25/2006 5:27:28 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 113 replies · 1,559+ views
    Human Events ^ | August 24, 2006 | Lynn Wooley
    It’s the question of the decade if not the question of the century: “Why is there such a disconnect between the political class and the people of the United States on the issue of illegal immigration?” The easy answers are that Republicans want cheap labor for their big-business contributors and Democrats see a near-limitless source of new votes. Conventional wisdom rarely goes beyond that point, but really, labor and votes are mere surface issues. To some extent, and perhaps even unconsciously, our political elites seem to feel that many of their problems -- stuff like the recent Jack Abramoff lobbying...
  • Feathering Their Casas

    07/03/2006 3:16:04 PM PDT · by garbageseeker · 17 replies · 1,275+ views
    FrontPageMag.com ^ | April,2006 | By George W. Grayson
    Mexican politicians continuously demand more visas for their citizens, an expanded guest-worker program, and "regularization" of illegal aliens living north of the Rio Grande. While neglecting to mention that the United States admits nearly one million legal newcomers each year, they also fail to publicize: (1) the extremely high salaries they receive, often—in the case of federal and state legislators—more than their counterparts in developed nations that have substantially longer annual sessions, (2) the generous stipends that they grant themselves, including year-end aguinaldos and end-of-term bonuses of tens of thousands of dollars known as bonos de marcha, and (3) the...
  • Mexicans choose between right and left

    07/02/2006 5:45:55 PM PDT · by garbageseeker · 162 replies · 3,402+ views
    Associated Press via Yahoo ^ | 07/02/06 | By Traci Karl,, Associated Press Writer
    MEXICO CITY - Mexicans voted Sunday in a tight presidential race to decide whether their country becomes the latest Latin American nation to move to the left, choosing between a shopkeeper's son promising to save the poor and a conservative calling his rival's free-spending populism dangerous. The campaign, which exposed Mexico's painful class divisions, was the first since Vicente Fox's stunning victory six years ago ended 71 years of rule by the Institutional Revolutionary Party, or PRI. Polls predicted a close race between conservative Felipe Calderon, 43, of Fox's National Action Party, and leftist Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, 52, a...
  • Mexican leader faces chilly U.S. relations

    07/02/2006 3:07:55 PM PDT · by garbageseeker · 43 replies · 2,498+ views
    Associated Press Writer via Yahoo ^ | 7/2/2006 | By Lisa Adams
    The reason why Mexico is having chilly relations with the United States because we are importing Mexico's poor and the American tapayer is paying for them. Mexico refused to do nothing about the corruption that is pervasive in all levels of government. There is a massive crime wave being committed more and more by Mexican nationals against American citizens. Could this also be another reason why there is a chill between Mexico and the United States?The author of the piece does not touch this.
  • Hispanics against Immigration Hearings

    07/01/2006 7:13:50 PM PDT · by garbageseeker · 49 replies · 2,678+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | 7/1/2006 | Emily Fredrix
    What are Hispanic groups and the Democratic Party have to fear about the upcoming immigration hearings by the GOP?What are they hiding?I thought that they would be glad that they are finally to air their views in the public.
  • Mexican conservative could buck trend

    07/01/2006 12:03:36 PM PDT · by Heartofsong83 · 24 replies · 765+ views
    Reuters ^ | 07/01/06 | Alistair Scrutton
    Mexican conservative could buck trend By Alistair Scrutton 1 hour, 17 minutes ago MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - For all the talk of the rise of Latin America's left, Mexican presidential hopeful Felipe Calderon could show on Sunday that, while unfashionable, U.S.-style conservatives can still win hearts and minds. Years of stuttering market reforms under outgoing President Vicente Fox from free trade to a credit card bonanza have taken root among many voters who fear leftists so popular in countries like Venezuela and Bolivia could bring ruin. Leftist Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador is a slight favorite in Sunday's elections but polls...
  • Arpaio wants 11 more tents to house jailed illegal immigrants

    06/16/2006 4:43:23 PM PDT · by BurbankKarl · 67 replies · 1,163+ views
    KVOA ^ | 6/16/06 | various
    Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio wants 11 more large tents to house an influx of illegal immigrants. Tent City One is outside the nearby Estrella Jail in southwest Phoenix. There are 2,000 inmates in the two tent facilities and about 10,000 inmates in all of the county's jails. In August, state legislators passed an anti-human smuggling statute giving prosecutors a tool to go after smugglers. County Attorney Andrew Thomas later issued an opinion saying illegal immigrants suspected of paying coyotes could be prosecuted as conspirators. "The law is clear and I intend to enforce it," Arpaio said. "But we're going...
  • It’s Time To Go RINO Hunting By Herman Cain

    06/10/2006 9:34:32 AM PDT · by K-oneTexas · 17 replies · 926+ views
    The New Voice ^ | June 7, 2006 | Herman Cain
    It’s Time To Go RINO Hunting By Herman Cain June 7, 2006 The split in the majority party between conservatives and RINOs – Republicans in Name Only – first became apparent during last year’s debate over proposals to restructure the Social Security program. The chasm has only deepened this session in debates and votes in Congress on immigration, tax policy, spending and judicial nominees. Whether we agree or not with all aspects of President Bush’s agenda, we at least know his positions. Conversely, Congressional Republicans are like a lost ship adrift at sea with no captain or compass. President Bush’s...
  • AX ATTACK LEAVES CHILD DEAD; POLICE KILL SUSPECT

    06/06/2006 4:28:06 AM PDT · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 13 replies · 1,035+ views
    ATLANTA -- A Fulton County police officer shot and killed a man after a child was killed with an ax. (Excerpt - read the rest at: Click here.
  • How Illegal Immigration is Sending Schools Into The Red

    06/04/2006 4:27:57 PM PDT · by garbageseeker · 11 replies · 696+ views
    Federation for Immigration Reform ^ | June 2005 | Federation for Immigration Reform
    I would like to start off with this startling fact. In 1994, the estimated costs of educating the children of exceeded 28.6 billion taxpayer dollars alone. Just multiplying that figure over a period of 20 years(adjusting for inflation). With schools cutting back on after school programs such as after school prograns, not purchasing up to date textbooks. Some states have even cut back the hiring of new teacgers and childcare prgrams. Other school districts(including the Los Angeles School District) have shortened the shool week from five days to four or shortened school hours, All of this can be diretly attributed...
  • A Technical Point May Sealed the Fate of the Senate Immigration Bill

    06/02/2006 5:28:18 PM PDT · by garbageseeker · 20 replies · 917+ views
    6/2/06 | garbageseeker
    There is a interesting point that was made by a local radio program. That the Senate bill has a loophole that has the potential cause their bill to implode.
  • Illegals' tax deal could kill bill

    06/02/2006 4:20:55 AM PDT · by 2NY · 166 replies · 2,663+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | Charles Hurt
    The long-fought Senate immigration bill that opponents say grants amnesty to 10 million illegal aliens is unconstitutional and appears headed for certain demise, Senate Republicans now say. A key feature of the Senate bill is that it would make illegals pay back taxes before applying for citizenship, a requirement that supporters say will raise billions of dollars in the next decade. There's just one problem: The U.S. Constitution specifically prohibits revenue-raising legislation from originating in the Senate.
  • We Need More Big Potatoes By Herman Cain

    05/31/2006 6:03:26 PM PDT · by K-oneTexas · 6 replies · 839+ views
    The New Voice ^ | May 31, 2006 | Herman Cain
    We Need More Big Potatoes By Herman CainMy grandfather was a farmer. Though he was the grandson of slaves, he was able to own his small farm in rural Douglas County, Georgia and earn a modest return as the fruits of his labor. Many times as a little boy when I would visit my grandparents, Granddad had to take a load of potatoes into the local farmer's market. When he finished loading the wagon Granddad would announce to all the grandchildren running around in the yard, "Them that's goin', get on the wagon! Them that ain't, get outta the way!"...
  • A Flood of Bad Immigration Numbers

    05/31/2006 4:59:45 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 51 replies · 1,189+ views
    Cato Institute ^ | May 30, 2006 | Daniel T. Griswold
    The debate in Washington over reforming America's immigration laws has produced not only heated rhetoric but a few fantastic claims. Few are wilder than a prediction from a well-known think-tank that the reform bill just passed by the Senate will result in 103 million legal immigrants to the United States during the next 20 years. In a "Web Memo" from the Heritage Foundation, author Robert Rector claims that the Hagel-Martinez immigration bill (S. 2611) would unleash a flood of chain migration that would overwhelm America's capacity to absorb so many people. He calculates that the bill would not only allow...
  • RICO-The New Tool For Law Enforcement(You Have the Power to Stop Illegal Immigration)

    05/28/2006 3:10:07 PM PDT · by garbageseeker · 53 replies · 2,544+ views
    ILW.com ^ | Micah King
    This caught my eye several months ago and its a good way of enforcing immigration law.This may give you the added tool to enforce immigration law. From the Backrounder In 1996, Congress expanded the Racketeer influenced and Corrupt Organization(RICO) to include violations of federal immigration law. While this expansion may not recieved publicity, it could potentially change the face of U.S. immigration law eforcement. Under the new RICO provisions, a violation of certain provisions of the Immigration and Nationality Act(INA) meets the definition of racketeering activity, also know an "predicate offenses" and an entity that engages in a pattern of...
  • The Truth is Alien to the Left By Herman Cain

    05/27/2006 3:13:18 PM PDT · by K-oneTexas · 14 replies · 701+ views
    The New Voice ^ | May 24, 2006 | Herman Cain
    The Truth is Alien to the Left May 24, 2006 By Herman Cain The ignorance strategy apparently worked so well last year to stifle any attempt to restructure the Social Security system that liberals - from both political parties - have extended this game plan to other issues. In George Orwell's 1984, Big Brother constantly reminded the citizens that "ignorance is strength" to diminish the public's desire to know the truth. Adherence to this principle kept the government in control and the citizens in the dark. Liberals now employ the ignorance strategy to distort the truth and deceive the public...
  • Send a Brick to your conressperson's fundraising HQ or field office

    05/24/2006 2:55:44 PM PDT · by Thunder90 · 1 replies · 281+ views
    Here is the idea... Instead of sending bricks to your congressperson's Washington DC office where mail is screened and the bricks are tossed, you send the brick to your congressperson's field office (in your dictrict) or his/her Campagin HQ. It will not be ignored so easily. www.sendabrick.com
  • National Guard to Head to the Border(The first 800 next week - 6,000 troops first year)

    05/24/2006 10:13:08 AM PDT · by IrishMike · 88 replies · 2,005+ views
    The Chron/The Associated Press ^ | May 24, 2006 | LOLITA C. BALDOR
    WASHINGTON — The first wave of about 800 National Guard soldiers will head to the U.S-Mexico border next week, including planners and leadership personnel who will stay longer than the planned 21-day missions, the National Guard chief told lawmakers Wednesday. Lt. Gen. Steven Blum said 200 soldiers are preparing to go to each of the four border states _ California, Texas, Arizona and New Mexico _ around June 1. He said the initial troops will be part of a longer-term force of project managers who will stay on the job over time to provide continuity in the new border program....
  • Robotic Combat Vehicle for Border Patrol

    05/22/2006 5:16:44 AM PDT · by Cannoneer No. 4 · 20 replies · 786+ views
    StrategyPage ^ | May 22, 2006
    Israeli border police are testing an robotic vehicle for some patrols. The AvantGuard is a militarized version of the two seater all-terrain "Tomcar" vehicle. It contains sensors and software that enables it to patrol along planned routes, and is capable of some cross country operation as well. The AvantGuard can mount a remote controlled gun turret with a 7.62mm machine-gun. The vehicle has cameras facing every direction, which use pattern recognition to identify potential threats (like people sneaking around where they are not supposed to be), or obstacles on the road. With AvantGuard, a pair of human operators can control...
  • Senate bill protects employers of illegal aliens from penalties

    05/22/2006 8:15:42 AM PDT · by Tirian · 83 replies · 1,610+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | May 22, 2006 | Charles Hurt
    Among those who will be cleared of past crimes under the Senate's proposed immigration-reform bill would be the businesses that have employed the estimated 10 million illegal aliens eligible for citizenship and that provided the very "magnet" that drew them here in the first place. Buried in the more than 600 pages of legislation is a section titled "Employer Protections," which states: "Employers of aliens applying for adjustment of status under this section shall not be subject to civil and criminal tax liability relating directly to the employment of such alien." Supporters of the legislation insist that such provisions do...
  • Former President Clinton agrees with Bush immigration plan

    05/21/2006 9:22:41 PM PDT · by ncountylee · 158 replies · 1,906+ views
    AP/ABC ^ | May 21, 2006
    May 21 - Former President Bill Clinton on Sunday said President Bush is doing a good job on immigration reform, praising his call for better border security and moderation in dealing with illegal immigrants. "I basically think President Bush has done a good job with this," Clinton told a convention of shopping center developers. "I'm different with him on nearly everything, but I think he's done a good job with this." Clinton said employers were not blameless for hiring undocumented workers, who he described as "chasing their dreams the same way you chase your dreams." He also said any reform...
  • Immigrant smugglers avoid prosecution- Only 6 percent of 289 were prosecuted

    05/21/2006 1:02:13 PM PDT · by dennisw · 45 replies · 545+ views
    seattlepi ^ | Friday, May 19, 2006 · Last updated 11:44 a.m. PT | ELLIOT SPAGAT
    SAN DIEGO -- The vast majority of people caught smuggling immigrants across the border near San Diego are never prosecuted for the offense, demoralizing the agents making the arrests, according to an internal Border Patrol document obtained by The Associated Press. "It is very difficult to keep agents' morale up when the laws they were told to uphold are being watered-down or not prosecuted," the report says. The report offers a stark assessment of the situation at a Border Patrol station responsible for guarding 13 miles of mountainous border east of the city. Federal officials say it reflects a reality...
  • Illegals granted Social Security

    05/19/2006 8:33:37 AM PDT · by Ramonan · 137 replies · 2,459+ views
    WashTimes ^ | May19, 2006 | Charles Hurt
    The Senate voted yesterday to allow illegal aliens to collect Social Security benefits based on past illegal employment -- even if the job was obtained through forged or stolen documents. "There was a felony they were committing, and now they can't be prosecuted. That sounds like amnesty to me," said Sen. John Ensign, the Nevada Republican who offered the amendment yesterday to strip out those provisions of the immigration reform bill. "It just boggles the mind how people could be against this amendment." The Ensign amendment was defeated on a 50-49 vote. "We all know that millions of undocumented immigrants...
  • Disagree, don't destroy

    05/17/2006 5:06:46 AM PDT · by Peach · 189 replies · 1,969+ views
    Townhall ^ | May 17, 2006 | Lorie Byrd
    While many (by "many" I am referring to those normal, non-political junkie types) think politics is dry and boring, there is actually lots of drama involved – especially recently. I'm not even talking about bimbo eruptions, intern encounters, or escort services. No, I'm referring to the classic drama that is the family fight. In the past year alone, the nomination of Harriet Miers to the Supreme Court, the Dubai ports controversy, out of control spending, and now immigration have disrupted sweet harmony in the conservative Republican family. Perhaps emboldened by the outcome of the Miers nomination, some conservatives that issued...
  • Immigration rallies force L.A. mayor into political tight spot

    05/15/2006 3:06:38 AM PDT · by Sharks · 9 replies · 779+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | May 14, 2006 | James Sterngold, Chronicle Staff Writer
    Los Angeles -- When the immigration rights movement erupted from coast to coast beginning in March, Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa embraced it with greater energy and visibility than just about any other political leader. Villaraigosa, the first Latino elected mayor here in modern times, spoke at every major demonstration in the city, in Spanish and in English, backing the calls for a fair path to citizenship for millions of undocumented immigrants. He was lauded by many of the demonstrators as a champion of their cause. But the normally voluble mayor was uncharacteristically restrained in discussing the issue in an interview last...
  • Bush set for immigration speech

    05/14/2006 12:05:44 PM PDT · by JustPiper · 3,967 replies · 20,323+ views
    WRIC News ^ | 5-14-06 | AP
    BUSH SET FOR IMMIGRATION SPEECH WHITE HOUSE President Bush is getting set for a prime-time speech on immigration tomorrow night. Aides note the 8 p-m, Eastern Time, speech will be the president's first from the Oval Office that does not involve Iraq and the war on terrorism. And they say that reflects Bush's "passion" on immigration. He's speaking as the Senate is poised to clear a compromise measure including his idea for a guest worker program. However, a rival House bill is limited to a border crackdown, and meshing the two won't be easy. Stand Up For America !...
  • Sources: Bush Plans National Guard on Border..

    05/12/2006 9:18:12 AM PDT · by xjcsa · 1,318 replies · 22,422+ views
    Drudge Report ^ | May 12, 2006 | Matt Drudge
    Headline only so far...
  • Widows reach beyond 9/11 to aid Afghans

    05/13/2006 9:23:49 PM PDT · by Texas Old Dude · 1 replies · 292+ views
    The Boston Globe ^ | 05/13/06 | Texas Old Dude
    KABUL, Afghanistan -- The two Massachusetts women walk down a fly-infested alley where sewage from mud huts drains onto the dirt walkway. In a tiny backyard, they find two dozen chickens, five children -- and one Afghan war widow. Patti Quigley of Wellesley and Susan Retik of Needham -- whose husbands were killed in the Sept. 11 attacks
  • A Letter from a Slave to an Illegal Alien By Herman Cain

    05/13/2006 2:13:35 PM PDT · by K-oneTexas · 21 replies · 1,237+ views
    The New Voice ^ | May 10, 2006 | Herman Cain
    A Letter from a Slave to an Illegal Alien May 10, 2006 By Herman Cain Dear Illegal Alien, My ancestors were brought to this country in chains against their will, and sold and forced to work like common farm animals. They had to abide by the laws to stay alive. My ancestors endured abuse and unlawful deaths for 250 years before the civilized hearts of this nation recognized that “all men are created equal,” regardless of race or color. We went from slaves to free men and women, but without the freedom of equal rights, equal access to opportunity and...
  • Build the wall Now

    05/13/2006 10:01:26 AM PDT · by tomatoealive · 27 replies · 826+ views
    The Washington DC Examiner ^ | Apr 18, 2006 7:00 AM | Editor:The Washington DC Examiner
    WASHINGTON - The federal government’s first task is assuring national defense, and protecting this nation’s borders is the cornerstone requirement for fulfilling that responsibility. This is Washington’s duty, not that of the states or private citizens. Amazingly, not even the horrors of Sept. 11 sparked government actions to close gaping holes in American immigration policy and programs exposed by the tragedy of 2001. The harsh reality of the war on terror is our borders must be secured so they no longer represent an open invitation for terrorists to commit more acts of horror and death in our midst. Securing the...
  • King returns from border patrol more committed to building fence [actually, now it's a wall]

    05/12/2006 1:08:33 PM PDT · by newgeezer · 52 replies · 1,537+ views
    Radio Iowa ^ | Tuesday, May 09, 2006 | O. Kay Henderson
    Congressman Steve King has just returned from a five-day trip to Arizona's border with Mexico. "It was a real eye-opener," King says. "One cannot get a feel for this without going down there and being in it." King has been advocating construction of a fence along the U.S./Mexico border, and King says the drug trade he witnessed just reaffirmed his belief that a fence is what it will take to stop the flood of immigrants crossing the border. "This is my second trip down to the border but this is the one that I learned the most at and the...
  • Women robbed, sexually assaulted by border bandits [South Texas]

    05/12/2006 5:15:41 PM PDT · by SwinneySwitch · 48 replies · 1,455+ views
    The Monitor ^ | May 11,2006 | Cari Hammerstrom
    GRANJENO — Near the river’s bend that Border Patrol agents refer to as "El Rincon del Diablo" — or the Devil’s Corner — border bandits armed with machetes and handguns robbed and sexually assaulted El Salvadoran immigrants about midnight Wednesday. Just after crossing the Rio Grande, bandits ambushed the group in wooded area. All 25 men and women were forced to disrobe and lay face-down in the dirt near a ravine by the river bank. Then, at least three women were sexually assaulted at gunpoint. There are allegations that most of the women were inappropriately touched. Border Patrol agents found...
  • Illegals, immigrants line up for licenses

    05/12/2006 8:08:49 AM PDT · by Kokojmudd · 58 replies · 1,424+ views
    By Keyonna Summers THE WASHINGTON TIMES Published May 12, 2006 Luz Maria Sanchez is wide awake at 6 a.m. at the Maryland Motor Vehicle Administration (MVA), having arrived at midnight to be first in a line of about 50 immigrants and illegal aliens waiting for the Beltsville branch to open. "I'm tired. I haven't slept," said Miss Sanchez, a 34-year-old Salvadoran immigrant living in Hyattsville. "But [if I want a driver's license] I have to wait." Overnight lines outside several MVA branches have evolved since the agency last month stopped taking appointments for immigrants to get driver's licenses and began...
  • Minutemen hit D.C.

    05/12/2006 4:32:36 AM PDT · by Man50D · 68 replies · 2,614+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | May 12,2006
    Members of the Minuteman Project will stage a rally at the U.S. Capitol today to celebrate the end of a cross-country caravan meant to protest the flow of illegal aliens across the border. "This is a Trojan horse – a covert invasion," Jim Gilchrist, founder of the Minuteman Project, said of illegal immigration. The caravan began in Los Angeles May 3, and participants have been holding rallies in several states along the way. The caravan's "official pace car" is a 1970 Mercury Cougar dubbed "The Spirit Of Allegiance." The final rally is scheduled for 11 a.m. today at the park...
  • Pentagon eyes ways to use military for border security

    05/12/2006 2:23:32 AM PDT · by Sharks · 17 replies · 515+ views
    cnn ^ | Friday, May 12, 2006
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- Faced with growing pressure from Southern states, the Bush administration wants the military to come up with ideas to help solve security problems along the U.S. border with Mexico. In back-to-back moves this week, the Pentagon began exploring ways to lend support at the Southern border, while the House on Thursday voted to allow the Homeland Security Department in limited cases to use soldiers in that region. At the Pentagon, Paul McHale, the assistant secretary of defense for homeland defense, asked officials to offer options for the use of military resources and troops -- particularly the National...
  • Reports to the Mexican Government

    05/11/2006 7:54:32 PM PDT · by Texas Old Dude · 11 replies · 674+ views
    Border Patrol Union Local 2544 -- Tucson ^ | 05/11/06 | Texas Old Dude
    This Local has nothing to do with any alleged management directives to report the location of the Minutemen volunteers to the Mexican government. Our position on the Mexican government and their military is very clear. They are corrupt, they shoot at us, they smuggle drugs, they encourage illegal aliens to invade this country...
  • THE BORDER PATROL UNDER SIEGE

    05/11/2006 4:50:00 PM PDT · by TC Builders · 64 replies · 1,883+ views
    http://michellemalkin.com/ ^ | 5-11-06 | Michelle Malkin
    The Department of Homeland Security is working overtime to quell citizen outrage over the Border Patrol/Mexico/Minutemen story. The contradictory spin doctors are not doing a very good job. I'll have more in a moment. But now is a crucial time to step back and look at this disturbing episode in a larger, informed context-- that is, as part of the longstanding battle between DHS management and rank-and-file employees over strict, tough, and unapologetic immigration enforcement. Supervisors in Washington and in major Border Patrol sectors are cowed by ethnic activists, business lobbyists, and meddling Mexican consulates. Field agents are demoralized by...
  • The game has not changed, we face the same enemy, same challenges. The Beast never dies!

    05/11/2006 12:52:43 AM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 599 replies · 11,866+ views
    May 10, 2006 | Jim Robinson
    <p>The game has not changed, we face the same enemy, same challenges. The Beast never dies!</p> <p>President Reagan faced down the Soviets and ended the cold war, but the Beast is still with us. It simply changes form. Whether it appears in the form of Bolshevism, Nazism, fascism, communism, Islamofascism, etc, it is the same enemy: Totalitarianism. The all powerful state.</p>
  • Bush losing conservative support

    05/11/2006 5:25:20 PM PDT · by Aussie Dasher · 89 replies · 1,678+ views
    Herald Sun ^ | 12 May 2006 | John Whitesides
    EVEN conservatives are losing faith in President George W. Bush now, putting Republican control of Congress at risk in November's midterm elections. Six months before voters decide the balance of power in Congress, an increasingly gloomy and anxious electorate has become disenchanted with Mr Bush and grown more pessimistic about the Iraq war, gas prices and the country's future, according to a flurry of recent polls. More than two-thirds of the American public thinks the country is on the wrong track and voters prefer Democrats to Republicans by double-digits margins. Mr Bush's job approval rating has reached a low for...
  • In Our Backyard - If only McCain and Kennedy lived on ranches in southern Arizona.

    05/11/2006 6:05:41 AM PDT · by Fury · 30 replies · 9,189+ views
    National Review Online ^ | 05/11/2006 | Leo W. Banks
    May 11, 2006, 6:10 a.m.In Our BackyardIf only McCain and Kennedy lived on ranches in southern Arizona. By Leo W. Banks I know how to kill the McCain-Kennedy immigration bill and the illusions that inspire it. We need every citizen to spend a day at John and Pat King's Anvil Ranch in southern Arizona. The experience would create an overnight revolution in America's view of this domestic crisis.The Kings live every day with barking dogs, vandalism, guns at their bedside, trash on their land, and most tragically, human remains. The bodies of seven illegals were found on the 50,000-acre...
  • Crack US unit duels with Mexico drug tunnelers

    05/11/2006 6:58:44 AM PDT · by Mount Athos · 23 replies · 1,360+ views
    Reuters ^ | May 11, 2006 | Tim Gaynor
    Dug by hand with the help of rogue mining engineers to link warehouses on either side of the U.S.-Mexico border, it was the longest, deepest and boldest drug smuggling tunnel found to date. But before the Mexican gang had even punched through a concrete floor to emerge opposite a washroom in a distribution depot in Otay Mesa, California, a crack law enforcement team with expertise honed in the hunt for Osama bin Laden was on their trail. Little known outside police circles, the Tunnel Task Force came to light with the January 24 discovery of the passageway that was used...
  • Mexican Women Beg: 'Close the Border'

    05/11/2006 8:33:02 AM PDT · by gopwinsin04 · 31 replies · 2,403+ views
    Front Page Magazine ^ | May 11, 2006 | Dr. David Yeagley
    Mexican Women Beg: "Close the Border" By David Yeagley FrontPageMagazine.com | May 11, 2006 Not all Mexican women want to have “anchor babies” in the United States. The real Mexican women of Tecalpulco want their migrant men to come back home and take care of the babies they left behind. “Close the U.S. borders!” they say. “Send our men back home!” Tecalpulco is a small village in Guerrero, Mexico, on Mexico’s southernmost border. It is just north of the city of Campuzano. Tecalpulco is famous for hand-made craft and jewelry. There is an internationally known artisans establishment there called ArtCamp....
  • Another day of flag-waving displays dawns at Castro Valley High

    05/11/2006 4:06:15 PM PDT · by SmithL · 49 replies · 1,227+ views
    Contra Costa Times ^ | 5/11/6 | Eric Louie
    CASTRO VALLEY - Students waving American flags amidst racial tension between Latino and white students were back at Castro Valley High early this morning, with those on both sides expecting the situation to escalate. At 7 a.m. several pickup trucks and other vehicles with American flags began arriving in one of the parking lots. The students then walked around the lot in a small, quiet demonstration. Ashley Morrison, a junior, is upset some view these flag-wielders as "racist white kids." She said it is about supporting the country, and believes there's a double standard for students who bring flags representing...
  • Rep. King [Chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee] Slams Senate on Immigration

    05/11/2006 12:56:12 PM PDT · by Spiff · 25 replies · 1,073+ views
    NewsMax ^ | 10 May 2006 | NewsMax
    Rep. King Slams Senate on Immigration Wednesday, May 10, 2006 9:31 p.m. EDT The national outrage over the government's failure to stop illegal immigration has not caught hold in the Senate, says Rep. Peter King, R-N.Y. "There going to use this term 'immigration reform,' and their idea of immigration reform is to throw a few things, a few nods towards border security without being serious about it," he said. King, chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee, told Lou Dobbs Wednesday night that the Senate's way of getting rid of 10 million of the 11 million illegal immigrants now...
  • 56 Immigrants Locked in Freezer Truck

    05/11/2006 8:39:36 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 24 replies · 730+ views
    Associated Press ^ | May 11, 2006
    LAREDO, Texas -- Sheriff's deputies found 56 illegal immigrants locked inside a refrigerated trailer with no driver in sight and no way for the shivering human cargo to escape. An anonymous call led deputies to the trailer in a warehouse district of Laredo. The key was in the ignition and the trailer's refrigeration was on, but the gas tank was near empty, Webb County Sheriff Rick Flores said. The 43 men, 11 women and two children had been in the truck for about six hours, Flores said. None was injured, but when deputies found them, they were bunched together in...
  • Frist-Reid Reach Accord

    05/11/2006 10:27:58 AM PDT · by jamese777 · 315 replies · 4,238+ views
    Reuters ^ | 5/11/06
    U.S. Senate leaders clear path for immigration bill Thu May 11, 2006 12:32 PM ET WASHINGTON, May 11 (Reuters) - Republican and Democratic Senate leaders agreed on Thursday on a plan to revive a bill that would give millions of illegal immigrants a chance to earn U.S. citizenship. The sweeping immigration overhaul, which has triggered rallies by millions of immigrants and their supporters across the country, is expected to be considered by the Senate next week. Despite the agreement between Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist and Democratic Leader Harry Reid of Nevada, the outcome of the legislation remains in doubt....
  • HOMELAND INSECURITY BULLETIN

    05/10/2006 12:53:49 PM PDT · by the anti-liberal · 206 replies · 3,388+ views
    michellemalkin.com ^ | May 10, 2006 | Michelle Malkin
    HOMELAND INSECURITY BULLETIN By Michelle Malkin   ·   May 10, 2006 12:15 PM ***update from Daily Bulletin: " Scott James, a former Tucson agent, resigned after eight years of service in February, citing a lack of support for agents by the Department of Homeland Security. He said that U.S. Border Patrol officials provided office space inside their headquarters to Mexican consulate officials, allowed the consulate to dictate the agents' activities, and gave the consulate information on ongoing investigations. Such courtesies were not extended to consulate offices of other countries, James said."*** My latest column takes on color-coded cronyism at DHS. New...
  • Senate Breaks Deadlock On Immigration

    05/11/2006 11:27:54 AM PDT · by Sharks · 132 replies · 3,007+ views
    cbs4denver.com ^ | May 11, 2006
    Senate leaders say they have reached a deal to revive a broad immigration bill that could provide millions of illegal immigrants a chance to become American citizens. The agreement doesn't involve provisions of the law, but it does end, for now, a lingering political standoff. The agreement brokered by Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist, R-Tenn., and Minority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., breaks a political stalemate that has lingered for weeks. Key to the agreement is who will be negotiating a compromise with the House and its tough enforcement-only bill. The House passed much more strict immigration legislation in December. It...