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  • Border Police Burn Settlers' Building Material

    01/26/2012 1:03:14 AM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 1 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 26/1/12 | Elad Benari
    Border Police officers who came on Wednesday to the Yissa Beracha outpost near Mitzpe Yericho set on fire building materials brought to the outpost by local residents. The residents, who were brutally evicted from their homes last week, brought the material in order to re-build their destroyed homes. An eyewitness told Arutz Sheva that the residents had placed wood that they purchased using donations they received, for the purpose of renewing the community. On Wednesday afternoon, the eyewitness said, two jeeps carrying Border Police officers arrived. The men who were in the area feared they would be arrested and fled...
  • CA: Border police initiative falls flat (for 2nd time.. Thanks for trying, Ray Haynes.)

    08/09/2006 10:04:31 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 3 replies · 245+ views
    Daily Bulletin ^ | 8/9/06 | Mason Stockstill
    An initiative to create a statewide border police force failed in its second effort to get on the ballot and appears to be headed for California's political dustbin. The Border Police Initiative fell far short of the 373,816 signatures needed to make it on the November ballot, according to the California Secretary of State's Office -- short by 373,816 signatures. "The counties did not submit any petitions for verification," said Nghia Nguyen, a spokeswoman for Secretary of State Bruce McPherson. The proposal was the brainchild of Assemblyman Ray Haynes, R-Temecula, who launched a signature-gathering effort last year. Haynes, who did...
  • CA: Initiative falls short by 100,000 (would have called for a state border-police)

    12/10/2005 10:09:34 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 15 replies · 565+ views
    Riverside Press-Enterprise ^ | 12/10/05 | Jim Miller
    SACRAMENTO - A proposed ballot measure to create a California border police to enforce immigration laws is dead after its campaign failed to collect enough voter signatures. Supporters had until this Monday to submit 598,105 valid voter signatures to county election offices. By late Friday afternoon, however, campaign officials knew they had fallen significantly short. "It doesn't look like it's going to make it," said consultant Dave Gilliard, who helped engineer the 2003 campaign that ousted former Gov. Gray Davis. Gilliard estimated that the campaign fell short by about 100,000 valid signatures. The initiative stemmed from what Assemblyman Ray Haynes,...

    12/04/2005 2:53:18 PM PST · by EternalVigilance · 89 replies · 1,661+ views
    Jim Gilchrist for Congress ^ | December 4, 2005 | Jim Gilchrist
    Lake Forest, CA — Minuteman Project founder and 48th Congressional District candidate Jim Gilchrist – who this weekend garnered the endorsement of the National Border Patrol Council, the union that represents 10,000 front-line U.S. Border Patrol agents and employees – today criticized opponent John Campbell for “backsliding” on his support of the California Border Police Initiative. Campbell in a recent media interview confirmed his discomfort and lack of commitment towards the Initiative he supposedly co-sponsors. Campbell has “sold out all of the people who have donated money and who have ‘given their blood, sweat and tears’ to get this critical...
  • California Initiatives in Circulation [Coming to your state soon. . .]

    09/19/2005 12:52:31 PM PDT · by ZGuy · 20 replies · 648+ views
    Calif Sec. of State Webpage ^ | 9/8/05 | Calif Sec. of State
    1. Wealth Tax. Tax Rates and Credits. Initiative Statute.Imposes one-time 46% tax on persons with property worth more than $40 million as of January 1, 2006, and who were California residents for at least five years as of July 1, 2005. Adds 6% to income tax for high-income taxpayers. Reduces corporate income tax rate by more than half. 2. Casino-Style Gaming District. Requires State to purchase, through eminent domain, 25 to 50 square miles of undeveloped land in San Bernardino County for casino-style gaming.3. Public Preschool Education. Tax Increase on Incomes Over $400,000 for Individuals; $800,000 for Couples.Establishes right to...
  • CA: State border police campaign swings into high gear

    09/04/2005 8:32:24 PM PDT · by calcowgirl · 10 replies · 380+ views
    North County Times ^ | Dave Downey
    With the arrival of Labor Day, a campaign to put an initiative on the ballot to create the first state border police in the nation is gearing up for a show of force. Volunteers are hitting the streets across California to start gathering the nearly 600,000 signatures of registered voters that will be required by Dec. 12 to put the measure on the June 2006 ballot. George Andrews, executive director for the California Border Police Initiative in Sacramento, said campaign organizers are determined to make a big splash of ink over the holiday weekend. "That's when a lot of families...
  • Radio DJs draw hundreds of petitioners supporting border police initiative

    08/20/2005 6:25:18 PM PDT · by Ladycalif · 10 replies · 367+ views
    Daily Bulletin ^ | 8/20/05 | Mason Stockstill, Staff Writer
    ONTARIO - Hundreds of people turned out Friday to sign petitions for a ballot initiative that would create a new police force in California to fight illegal immigration. The turnaround in front of the Ayres Suites in Ontario became a drive-through petition signing, as registered voters from all over the Inland Empire showed up to back the initiative.
  • Guarding U.S.-Mexico border could require strong initiative

    07/24/2005 9:42:43 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 24 replies · 752+ views
    Valley Press on ^ | Sunday, July 24, 2005. | LISA WAHLA HOWARD
    If the state is to form its own police force to guard the U.S.-Mexico border, it will be up to citizens to make it happen. No, not via a force of civilian volunteers like the Minuteman Project, but through the signature-collecting initiative process. State Assemblyman Ray Haynes' (R-Murrieta) proposed constitutional amendment to create a force called the California Border Police was killed in the Legislature, but the initiative just went into circulation after its ballot title and summary were approved by the state attorney general. The Antelope Valley's representatives support the effort, with state Sen. George Runner (R-Lancaster) and Assemblywoman...
  • Treasonous but Gutless

    07/06/2005 3:15:03 PM PDT · by television is just wrong · 4 replies · 406+ views
    By Mark Andrew Dwyer - July 6, 2005 A majority of California lawmakers work hard to give away as much of the Golden State and its budget to illegal aliens as they can. But they don't have guts to openly say so. They will deceitfully seek all kinds of phony excuses to cover up for their de facto refusal to represent majority of California voters, that only those brainwashed in California public schools and universities and those with substandard IQ will buy. As reported by the Associated Press [1], "[t]he Judiciary Committee [of California Assembly] voted 4-2 to turn down...
  • CA: Panel rejects illegal immigration measures (Border Police and denial of benefits for illegals)

    07/06/2005 10:32:10 AM PDT · by calcowgirl · 23 replies · 577+ views
    AP - Contra Costa Times ^ | Jul. 06, 2005 | Steve Lawrence
    SACRAMENTO - An Assembly committee on Tuesday rejected proposed constitutional amendments seeking to deny a series of benefits to illegal immigrants and create a state border police force, but both could resurface next year as ballot initiatives. The Judiciary Committee voted 4-2 to turn down an amendment by Assemblyman Mark Wyland, R-Vista, that would prevent illegal immigrants from receiving any health care or social services not required by federal law. The committee also voted 5-2 to reject an amendment by Assemblyman Ray Haynes, R-Temecula, that would create a state border police force to supplement federal efforts to enforce immigration laws,...
  • Illegals: TB Delivery Systems

    06/10/2005 8:28:25 AM PDT · by Disambiguator · 32 replies · 895+ views
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | June 10, 2005 | Jennifer Harper
    <p>A multidrug-resistant tuberculosis known as MDR-TB is persistent in California, primarily among its "foreign-born" population, and has serious financial implications for the state's public-health system, federal and state health officials said yesterday.</p> <p>"Treatment for MDR-TB is very expensive -- ranging from $200,000 to $1.2 million per person, over an 18- to 24-month time period," said Dr. Reuben Granich, a lead investigator for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, during a press conference in the District yesterday.</p>
  • Patrol Delays Launch. Citizens brigade planning to watch Mexican border says needs more preparation

    06/09/2005 3:35:23 PM PDT · by John Jorsett · 16 replies · 518+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | June 9, 2005 | Anna Gorman
    Saying that it needs more time to prepare volunteers, a Chino group planning citizen patrols at the Mexican border near San Diego this summer has rescheduled the launch date for Sept. 16, Mexican Independence Day. Border Watch organizer Andy Ramirez said he has received more than 700 applications and wants to make sure volunteers are properly trained and equipped before beginning the patrols, originally planned for Aug. 1. "There are a lot of logistics involved," said Ramirez, whose grandfather was a Mexican immigrant. Border Watch is modeled after the Minuteman Project, which drew hundreds of citizens to Arizona in April...
  • A State Border Patrol Wouldn't Be Out Of Bounds (George "Slumberin'" Skelton Alert)

    05/24/2005 12:52:26 AM PDT · by goldstategop · 1 replies · 205+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 05/23/05 | George Skelton
    "We conservatives believe government has one legitimate function — public safety. Protecting the border is public safety." The border police force also would enforce ignored laws that ostensibly forbid the hiring of illegal immigrants. For farm labor, Haynes supports a temporary guest worker program. "People coming into this country now are exploited at every level," he says. "They're exploited by traffickers, they're exploited by a large chunk of employers, they're victims of crime they can't report because they're afraid of being caught." Haynes is under no illusion that the Legislature will pass his measure. So he's aiming for a ballot...
  • [Three] found shot to death in Clovis [CA]

    05/23/2005 3:24:47 PM PDT · by Plutarch · 38 replies · 1,465+ views
    The Fresno Bee ^ | May 23, 2005 | Marc Benjamin
    Third victim found in Jeep is rushed to Fresno hospital. Three men were shot late Sunday night near an orchard at the northwest edge of Clovis. Two were dead at the scene; the third was rushed to Saint Agnes Medical Center in Fresno in very critical condition [where he died] Clovis police spokeswoman Calli Biaggi said. All three victims were found about 10:30 p.m. in a Jeep Cherokee that was parked about 400 feet east of Willow Avenue on the shoulder of Shepherd Avenue. The area is rural, but quickly becoming urban as new housing developments have sprung up nearby...
  • (CA) Senate panel passes bill to extend licenses to illegal immigrants

    05/19/2005 5:51:41 PM PDT · by Sweet_Sunflower29 · 29 replies · 1,012+ views ^ | May 19, 2005
    The latest attempt to grant driver's licenses to illegal immigrants in California cleared a Senate committee on Thursday but with provisions that restrict how the licenses can be used and what they would look like. The bill, by Sen. Gil Cedillo, D-Los Angeles, would bring California into compliance with federal law. The REAL ID Act, signed by President Bush last week, requires states to verify that people who apply for a driver's license are in the country legally. It also allows states to choose whether to issue driver's licenses to illegal immigrants as long as they have different markings —...
  • HEADS UP CALIFORNIANS! Illegal Alien Driver's License Bill Set for Hearing Tomorrow

    05/18/2005 8:55:00 PM PDT · by kellynla · 64 replies · 2,140+ views
    Save Our ^ | may 17, 2005 | Save Our
    Senator Gil Cedillo's bill to give California driver's licenses to illegal aliens is set to be heard in the Senate Transportation & Housing Committee this Thursday. Please take time today to contact the committee members and ask them to oppose this bill. more information available at email all of the committee members (except for Maldonado, Runner & Simitian who don't use public email addresses. Use our website to contact them.)
  • State, Local Law Enforcement Get Support to Enforce Immigration ..

    05/19/2005 9:23:33 AM PDT · by Boston Blackie · 13 replies · 548+ views
    WASHINGTON, May 18 /PRNewswire/ -- The House today passed legislation authorizing $40 million to state and local governments for training law enforcement officials to enforce federal immigration laws.
  • McCain backs off migrant claim

    05/18/2005 8:31:33 AM PDT · by Boston Blackie · 36 replies · 1,367+ views
    East Valley ^ | Ryan Gabrielson
    "If we went down to the Camelback Inn today in Phoenix and arrested everyone who’s working there illegally, the place would probably shut down," McCain was quoted as saying in The Hill, a nonpartisan newspaper covering politics in the nation’s capitol.
  • Gov. Directs Staff to Prepare for Special Election Campaign [Arnold's going "nuclear", too!]

    05/16/2005 9:05:45 PM PDT · by Timeout · 71 replies · 1,045+ views
    LA Times ^ | 5/17/05 | Robert Salladay
    SACRAMENTO -- After five months of failing to sway Democrats to his "year of reform," Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger has directed his political staff to prepare for a special-election campaign that would denigrate the California Legislature and its union benefactors. Escalating the governor's fight, chief political consultant Mike Murphy said Monday that Schwarzenegger may endorse an initiative that could hobble the money-raising machine of public employee unions. Murphy said the governor has asked him to conduct polling and voter focus groups on a so-called paycheck protection initiative. "Arnold has not touched the Legislature with a feather yet compared to what the...
  • McCain/Kennedy Expected to Unveil New Guestworker/Amnesty Legislation

    05/16/2005 5:26:41 PM PDT · by yoe · 42 replies · 3,249+ views
    FAIR ^ | May 16, 2005 | Staff
    On May 12, Senators John McCain (R-AZ) and Edward Kennedy (D-MA) and Representatives Jim Kolbe (R-AZ) and Jeff Flake (R-AZ) introduced companion guestworker amnesty bills, S. 1033 and H.R. 2330. The text of this legislation is not yet available, but here's what we've learned this legislation entails. Millions of currently resident illegal aliens would be permitted to buy guestworker status for a fee of $1,000. After the first three year term they could apply for three year extensions (for another $1000), and in the meantime, apply for green cards. After six years they would be eligible for permanent residency, which...

    05/16/2005 10:13:58 AM PDT · by Irontank · 24 replies · 1,617+ views
    -- “Illegal Aliens should be rounded up and deported.” LONEGAN NEWS CONFERENCE TO PROTEST “DRIVING PRIVILEGE” LICENSES FOR ILLEGAL ALIENS LODI -- Bogota Mayor and GOP Gubernatorial Candidate Steve Lonegan will hold a news conference at 12 noon, Monday, May 16, 2005 to protest proposed “driving privilege” licenses so illegal aliens can drive cars “legally.” WHERE? Outside Lodi DMV, 8 Mill Street (off Garibaldi Ave.), Lodi WHEN? Noon, TODAY, Monday, May 16, 2005. WHAT? Lonegan will also urge State Republican Chairman Tom Wilson to withdraw his support for the “driving privilege” driver’s license for illegal aliens as expressed in a...
  • Lawlessness: The Solution to Anarchy! (Fighting Crime the McCain/Kennedy Way)

    05/16/2005 6:49:05 AM PDT · by hinterlander · 14 replies · 890+ views
    Human Events Online ^ | May 16, 2005 | Mac Johnson
    According to the FBI, every 14.6 seconds one burglary is committed in America. The primary reason behind this disturbing fact is that it remains illegal to take other people’s stuff. Even if you really, really need other people’s stuff to enjoy a better life for you and your children, you are not “supposed” to take it under current rules. But what choice do tens of thousands of Americans have? Likewise, there are millions of items that –when new and un-stolen-- have prices that most Americans are simply not willing to pay. We all benefit from theft, yet it remains illegal....
  • Taking illegals for a spin [Mulshine exposes NJ GOP Chair as a dastardly RINO!]

    05/16/2005 6:53:28 AM PDT · by Incorrigible · 13 replies · 852+ views
    Newark Star Ledger ^ | 5/15/2005 | Paul Mulshine
    Taking illegals for a spin I got a press release the other day from one of those liberal interest groups. The release called for New Jersey to start issuing driver's licenses to illegal aliens.......Following is the release. Notice how the writer artfully makes a radical idea seem acceptable to mainstream Americans. I am an expert in decoding political spin, so I have put in brackets my explanations of just how the spin doctor operates. Here goes: "The REAL ID Act of 2005 has now been passed by both houses of Congress and is poised for the President's signature. New Jersey...
  • English-instruction dispute may doom entire state budget

    05/14/2005 12:54:40 PM PDT · by AZHua87 · 6 replies · 544+ views
    Arizona Daily Star - CAPITOL MEDIA SERVICES ^ | May 15, 2005 | Howard Fischer
    PHOENIX - Gov. Janet Napolitano said Friday she might veto the state's entire $8.2 billion budget over a dispute with the Republican-controlled Legislature on funding to teach English. A veto would force the Legislature, which adjourned about 1:15 Friday morning after 123 days, to return in a special session. Napolitano said the budget deal negotiated with the GOP leadership a week earlier included an "understanding" that Republicans "would sit down and negotiate a Flores resolution with the Democrats." That refers to a 14-year-old lawsuit in which a federal judge ruled Arizona was not meeting its legal obligation to provide adequate...
  • Mexico's Fox furious at prospect of tougher US laws on illegals.

    05/14/2005 11:39:27 AM PDT · by AllieOop · 210 replies · 3,135+ views
    My Way News ^ | May 13, 2005 | Reuters
    MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexican President Vicente Fox called recent U.S. measures to stem illegal immigration a step back for bilateral relations on Friday and said Mexican migrants do jobs "that not even blacks want to do." In comments likely to raise the temperature of the immigration debate, Fox defended the role of undocumented Mexican workers in the United States to a group of Texas business people meeting in Mexico. "There is no doubt that Mexicans, filled with dignity, willingness and ability to work are doing jobs that not even blacks want to do there in the United States," he...
  • Border Control Key to National Security

    05/13/2005 8:59:03 PM PDT · by Founding Father · 17 replies · 614+ views
    The National Ledger ^ | May 13, 2005 | Paul Wyrich
    Border Control Key to National Security By Paul Weyrich May 13, 2005 We must control our country’s borders. Former Deputy Secretary of Homeland Security Admiral James M. Loy appeared before the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence in February to counsel the Committee about improving immigration control at our nation’s borders. He delivered a message that was not given wide media coverage but one that many Americans already knew. Admiral Loy said: Recent information from ongoing investigations, detentions, and emerging threat streams strongly suggests that al-Qaeda has considered using the Southwest Border to infiltrate the United States. Several al-Qaeda leaders believe...
  • The Cost of Doing Business (Illegal Immigration, Arnold, Bush, and Hillary)

    05/13/2005 7:19:02 PM PDT · by nj26 · 10 replies · 526+ views
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 5/11/2005 | Clarence Page
    Leave it to the nation's most famous immigrant governor to trip himself up over the issue of immigration. In a recent policy speech to newspaper publishers gathered in San Francisco, Arnold Schwarzenegger prescribed an unintentionally inflammatory remedy for illegal immigration: "Close the borders. Close the borders in California and all across Mexico and the United States." When the stuff later hit the fan, particularly in California's immigrant communities, Ahnuld clarified that he meant "secure the borders," a politically safe position these days for politicians as diverse as President Bush and Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton. Yet if stopping illegals, whether at...
  • Minutemen Effect

    05/12/2005 1:06:10 PM PDT · by South40 · 44 replies · 921+ views
    Latino leaders seeing immigration downsideThe Minuteman Project may not have succeeded in closing the U.S.-Mexican border, but it did seem to help close what has been an ideological gap between Latinos and those who claim to represent them. The truth is that the vast majority of U.S-born Latinos oppose illegal immigration and support calls for increased border enforcement. But you would never know it from listening to professional advocacy groups such as the League of United Latin American Citizens, the oldest and largest Latino civil rights organization. Or from the public comments and legislative priorities of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus,...
  • State border police would be a likely hit with voters ( CA )

    05/12/2005 10:34:16 AM PDT · by Ramonan · 26 replies · 631+ views
    Sacramento Bee ^ | May 12, 2005 | Daniel Weintraub
    Every time Assemblyman Ray Haynes meets with a group of constituents, inevitably one of the first questions he gets focuses on illegal immigration. "What are you going to do about it?" they always ask. "When are you going to do something?" For years the answer was, not much. Haynes, a Riverside County Republican, was sympathetic. But as a state lawmaker, he thought his hands were tied. Immigration laws have always been a federal responsibility. That changed earlier this year when a Temecula man told Haynes he was wrong. A little known 1996 law, he said, authorized state and local governments...
  • Alien flees after cop dies

    05/12/2005 10:17:45 AM PDT · by Boston Blackie · 32 replies · 1,398+ views
    THE WASHINGTON TIMES ^ | Valerie Richardson
    Raul Garcia-Gomez, 19, is suspected of shooting two Denver police officers at about 1 a.m. Sunday after they refused to let him re-enter a baptismal party. Detective Donald Young, 44, died at the scene after being shot from behind three times in the back and head.
  • Bills Could Grant Legality To 10 Million Immigrants

    05/12/2005 8:46:37 AM PDT · by Scenic Sounds · 214 replies · 2,603+ views
    San Diego Union-Tribune ^ | May 12, 2005 | Jerry Kammer
    Sweeping measures face an uphill fightWASHINGTON – Democrats and Republicans in the House and Senate will introduce legislation today that could grant legal status to an estimated 10 million to 12 million illegal immigrants now in the United States. The bills, which would dwarf previous programs to provide legal status to foreign workers, would give illegal immigrants work permits and the opportunity to apply for permanent residence and eventually citizenship once they pay a fine and fees. The legislation is certain to raise the temperature of a national debate already simmering over the Minuteman Project's volunteer border patrols and just-passed...
  • FBI Sting Nets Military, Law Enforcement

    05/12/2005 10:07:36 AM PDT · by Ramonan · 34 replies · 1,068+ views
    AP ^ | May 12, 2005 | MARK SHERMAN
    FBI agents posing as cocaine traffickers in Arizona caught 16 current and former U.S. soldiers and law enforcement personnel who took payoffs to help move the drugs through checkpoints, Justice Department officials said Thursday. Those charged include a former Immigration and Naturalization Service inspector, a former Army sergeant, a former federal prison guard, current and former members of the Arizona Air National Guard and the state corrections department, and a Nogales, Ariz., police officer, officials said. All 16 have agreed to plead guilty to being part of a bribery and extortion conspiracy, the result of the nearly 4 1/2-year FBI...
  • Minutemen may patrol Texas border in October

    05/12/2005 6:49:04 AM PDT · by Arrowhead1952 · 45 replies · 1,034+ views
    HOUSTON CHRONICLE ^ | Thursday, May 12, 2005 | By Edward Hegstrom
    Other patrols are being considered for New Mexico and California By Edward Hegstrom HOUSTON CHRONICLE Thursday, May 12, 2005 HOUSTON -- After spending a month engaged in a citizens patrol along the Arizona-Mexico border, the Minutemen are finalizing plans to come to Texas. Chris Simcox, the leader of the controversial Arizona project to prevent the entry of illegal immigrants, says he has tentatively set October as a date to begin patrols along the Rio Grande in South Texas. Other patrols are being considered for New Mexico and California. But Simcox said that there are serious logistical problems for patrols in...
  • California border police proposed

    05/12/2005 12:09:55 AM PDT · by GOPXtreme20 · 8 replies · 360+ views ^ | May 12, 2005
    INVASION USA California border police proposed Ballot initiative would establish new agency to enforce immigration law-------------------------------------------------------- Posted: May 12, 2005 1:00 a.m. Eastern © 2005 A proposed ballot measure in California would establish a new California border police to enforce federal immigration law. The initiative's author, state Sen. Ray Haynes, a Republican, hopes the initiative will gain enough signatures to qualify for the ballot next year. An anti-illegal immigration group, Rescue California, is helping to promote the measure, which is titled "California Border Police Act." Promoters say a federal law passed in 1996 authorizes states to enforce federal...
  • Arizona GOP hits Napolitano on immigration issues

    05/11/2005 4:29:32 PM PDT · by hsmomx3 · 26 replies · 1,039+ views
    The Business Journal ^ | Mike Sunnucks
    Gov. Janet Napolitano defended her immigration record Wednesday amid criticism of several recent vetoes and increasing expectations the GOP will paint her as weak on border issues in next year's election. Last year, Napolitano opposed Proposition 200, which denies welfare benefits to illegals and was approved by voters. She also favors allowing illegal immigrants to receive state driver's licenses. This year the Democrat has vetoed several conservative immigration-related bills this year including measures: * Requiring federal, state or tribal identification to be presented in order to receive government services. * Tightening up identification requirements for prospective voters. * Making English...
  • Entrant-smuggling ring 'significant'; Tucson role major

    05/11/2005 6:43:54 AM PDT · by Kokojmudd · 19 replies · 616+ views
    Arizona Daily Star ^ | 05.11.2005 | Michael Marizco
    By Michael Marizco ARIZONA DAILY STAR Seven members of a "significant" migrant smuggling ring that operated in Tucson and Mammoth were arrested by federal agents Monday. The seven people arrested are part of a larger group that moved hundreds of people across the Arizona border to states as far away as Florida. The organization used at least four Tucson homes to stash people, and used Western Union to collect a fee from family members of the illegal border crossers it smuggled across. The migrant smugglers admitted to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents that they collected $430,000 in wire transfers,...
  • Playing the Raza card: Burt Prelutsky offers solution to America's illegal immigration problem

    05/11/2005 1:54:29 AM PDT · by JohnHuang2 · 5 replies · 765+ views ^ | Wednesday, May 11, 2005 | Burt Prelutsky
    Posted: May 11, 2005 1:00 a.m. Eastern © 2005 Out here in Southern California, a local Spanish-language TV station caused a stink recently by putting up several billboards reaching out to potential viewers in Los Angeles, Mexico. Predictably, as soon as outraged gringos complained, they were accused of being racists. How is it, I keep asking myself, that it's only the biggest racists in America who are given carte blanche to condemn others for being what they are themselves? Who but a racist would conclude that America's sovereignty is merely a minor inconvenience they are free to ignore for...
  • Muzzling illegal-alien foes

    05/11/2005 1:37:09 AM PDT · by JohnHuang2 · 14 replies · 654+ views
    Washington Times ^ | Wednesday, May 11, 2005 | House Editorial
    Minuteman Project organizer Chris Simcox is expected to testify before Congress next week, but he's not good enough to attend a Homeland Security Department press conference in Arizona. On Thursday, Mr. Simcox, who also edits and writes for the Tombstone Tumbleweed, tried to gain entry to the press conference, where Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff was speaking, as a member of the press. As Jerry Seper of The Washington Times reported on Monday, Mr. Simcox was turned away for "security reasons," according to a spokesman for the Tucson Sector of the Border Patrol, which was acting as security detail for...
  • The California Border Police - A Very Simple Idea&#8230;

    05/10/2005 5:40:45 PM PDT · by ParsifalCA · 21 replies · 727+ views ^ | 5/10/05 | Ray Haynes
    Talk to anyone and they will tell you that our national borders are out of control. We are either unwilling or unable to enforce immigration laws. The result is billions of dollars in free government services paid to those who break our laws, a flagrant abuse of those laws, and a system that exploits those who try to enter this country illegally. My first observation about the problem is that I understand the motivation of those who want to come to this country. If I lived in abject poverty in a third world country, I would do whatever it takes,...
  • Deported sex offender arrested in Texas

    05/10/2005 5:34:11 PM PDT · by Boston Blackie · 16 replies · 546+ views
    UPI ^ | May. 10
    El Paso, TX, May. 10 (UPI) -- U.S. officials said Tuesday they arrested a man trying to re-enter the United States after being deported on a conviction for indecency with a child.
  • States May Disobey Drivers License Rules

    05/10/2005 8:11:51 AM PDT · by auzerais · 169 replies · 2,933+ views
    Newsday ^ | May 10, 2005 | Suzanne Gamboa
    States May Disobey Driver's License Rules By SUZANNE GAMBOA Associated Press Writer May 10, 2005, 8:19 AM EDT WASHINGTON -- States are threatening to challenge in court and even disobey new orders from Congress to start issuing more uniform driver's licenses and verify the citizenship or legal status of people getting them. There is concern among some states that they'll get stuck with a large tab to pay for implementing the new rules and that getting a driver's license will become a bigger headache for law-abiding residents. "Governors are looking at all their options. If more than half of the...
  • 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....
  • US Mexico Totalization Agreement

    05/09/2005 11:43:46 AM PDT · by Boston Blackie · 42 replies · 1,085+ views
    The Arizona Conservative ^ | May 7, 2005 | Bruce Barton
    So what is a “totalization” agreement? These are bilateral agreements between the U.S. Social Security Administration and its counterpart in foreign countries to coordinate their Social Security programs. Presently the U.S. has 20 such agreements, mostly with European nations. This overall program has been in place since the Carter Administration. However, this is the first totalization agreement between the United States and a nation responsible for nearly 70 percent of the illegal immigration into the United States.
  • Immigrants in Tennessee Issued Certificates to Drive

    05/09/2005 7:53:28 AM PDT · by Crackingham · 14 replies · 1,202+ views
    NY Times ^ | May 9, 2005 | Shaila Dewan
    Behind the counter at the busy Hart Lane driver testing center here, Rosa King looked over the man's fistful of documents, including a Mexican birth certificate and a separate, typewritten English translation. The translation, Ms. King explained in Spanish, was not exact enough. It would have to be redone. When the man returned, he would be eligible for a card bearing his photograph, date of birth, height, eye color and the words "Not Valid for Identification." Tennessee is one of only two states that issue two different driver's permits: a license, for citizens and permanent residents; and a certificate for...
  • Non-Mexican immigrants pour into Valley

    05/08/2005 4:18:15 AM PDT · by Boston Blackie · 30 replies · 891+ views
    The Brownsville Herald ^ | May 8, 2005 | SERGIO CHAPA
    May 8, 2005 — Brazilians, Central Americans and others are expected to overtake Mexican nationals as the largest group of undocumented immigrants entering the Rio Grande Valley. Although some federal authorities said the demographic shift has already happened, figures given to The Brownsville Herald this month show the number of OTM (Other Than Mexicans) immigrants detained in Deep South Texas has exploded in the last two years but remains slightly behind the number of Mexican nationals.
  • American Citizen Barred From Pro-Illegal Immigration Rally; Assaulted, Then Detained By Police

    05/08/2005 9:27:10 AM PDT · by suspects · 92 replies · 3,229+ views
    630 WMAL ^ | May 8, 2005 | Michael Graham
    When opponents of the “Real ID” legislation announced a rally for illegal immigrants and their allies in Montgomery County, MD, there was one immigration-related group I was absolutely certain would not show up: The Bureau of Immigration and Customs Enforcement, the people responsible for actually enforcing our immigration laws. Casa de Maryland and others claimed 5,000 people would gather on Saturday to protest the “Real ID” Act working its way through Congress, and many of these people would be illegal immigrants themselves, we were told. If I were looking for immigration criminals, it’s exactly where I would be. That’s why...

    05/08/2005 8:26:22 AM PDT · by MisterRepublican · 80 replies · 3,356+ views
    Michelle Malkin ^ | May 07, 2005 | Michelle Malkin
    On Saturday afternoon, I drove to Rockville, Md., for a large "gathering to condemn the REAL ID Act." (The act will tighten driver's license standards to prevent illegal aliens from obtaining the IDs, close asylum loopholes, and provide funding to fix a huge gap in a border fence between California and Mexico.) Casa de Maryland, a government-funded open-borders group, organized the protest on the public school athletic field at Richard Montgomery High School. You can see the rally photos I took at my new Flickr site. Here's a sample: Several hundred "documented" and "undocumented" workers attended, demanding driver's licenses...
  • SOUTH: Day-labor divide Illegal-immigration opponents target

    05/08/2005 7:12:22 AM PDT · by occutegirl · 18 replies · 1,117+ views
    Orange County Register ^ | 5/8/2005 | By PEGGY LOWE
    LAGUNA BEACH – An anti-illegal immigration group that wants to shut down day-laborer sites targeted the Laguna Day Workers Center on Saturday, saying the people who hire the workers are breaking federal law. For the first time at the Laguna Canyon Road site, the protesters attracted a counter-protest from a human-rights network defending the short-term workers. The two groups, each with about three dozen people, shouted at each other for about four hours across the two-lane highway, turning the blacktop lanes into a great divide on the debate on undocumented workers. Signs on the south side of the road that...
  • Connecticut Town Struggles With Illegal Immigrants

    05/07/2005 10:42:36 AM PDT · by antonia · 76 replies · 2,204+ views ^ | Thursday, April 28, 2005 | fox news
    DANBURY, Conn. - Mayor Mark Boughton blames the government for his town's inability to cope with 15,000 illegal immigrants, approximately 19 percent of the overall population. "This is one community that has been incredibly stressed by failed federal policy and we need help," said Boughton. Because the illegal residents aren't counted in the U.S. census, Danbury doesn't receive any federal aid for them. "In terms of our social services, this presents a tremendous strain, particularly on quality of life of our neighborhoods, our schools our health care system," Boughton said. Residents complain the influx is killing property values. Homeowner Peter...
  • Immigrant Groups Fight License Bill

    05/07/2005 9:31:55 AM PDT · by seastay · 37 replies · 1,026+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | May 6, 2005 | Ray Rivera
    Latino and immigrant support groups are mobilizing against the proposed Real ID Act, a federal law that would prohibit states from issuing driver's licenses to illegal immigrants. Immigrant support groups say Real ID would make roads less safe and could erode national security, not improve it. "It will make millions of people that live in our nation hide even more," said Gustavo Torres, executive director of Casa de Maryland, a Latino advocacy group. "They are going to keep driving, keep working, but now they are going to be even more scared to participate in our society, to cooperate with police...