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  • 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...
  • Heads Up! Chris Simcox on Hannity & Colmes: "Minuteman Project in San Diego in June"(Hooray!)

    05/06/2005 6:16:30 PM PDT · by kellynla · 30 replies · 1,186+ views
    Fox Network ^ | 5/6/2005 | self
    Chris Simcox just announced on Hannity & Colmes that the Minuteman Project will be coming to San Diego in June. Nothing follows.
  • "Congressman Reconquista": Immigration Reformers Not Welcome In GOP

    05/06/2005 6:18:42 PM PDT · by Founding Father · 93 replies · 2,716+ views
    The New American ^ | May 7, 2005 | William Norman Grigg
    "Congressman Reconquista": Immigration Reformers Not Welcome In GOP by William Norman Grigg May 7, 2005 According to Utah Congressman Chris Cannon, a shameless flack for the illegal immigrant lobby, those committed to protecting our borders cannot be true Republicans. During a May 4 Washington, D.C. forum sponsored by the Latino Coalition, Representative Chris Cannon (R-Utah), a congressional point man for the Bush administration’s illegal immigrant amnesty proposal, suggested that fellow Republican congressman Tom Tancredo of Colorado "ought to reconsider his membership in the Republican Party," reported the Rocky Mountain News. While Rep. Tancredo, like most politicians, has a lot to...
  • Illegals flow into Arizona like water through a broken dam

    05/07/2005 5:09:05 AM PDT · by billorites · 225 replies · 3,903+ views
    Manchester Union Leader ^ | May 7, 2005 | Renee Downing
    LIKE MANY other southern Arizonans, I am deeply grateful to the few dozen vigilantes calling themselves Minutemen who set up camp along the Arizona-Mexico border last month. That few people around here were much impressed with a bunch of retirees in camouflage playing soldier, and that there turned out to be almost as many reporters as patriots on the ground, was irrelevant: We were just thrilled by the publicity. We’ve been trying to get the rest of the country to notice what’s going on down here for years. U.S. immigration policy has turned the Arizona desert between Tucson and the...
  • Zogby: Americans fed up on illegal aliens. Majority against Bush plan, 81% want cops to help feds

    05/06/2005 5:08:06 PM PDT · by John Jorsett · 87 replies · 1,856+ views
    World Net Daily ^ | May 6, 2005
    A new opinion poll by Zogby International indicates Americans are hardly pleased with the Bush administration on the subject of illegal immigration. The poll, cited on CNN's "Lou Dobbs Tonight" program yesterday, noted a huge majority – 81 percent – believes local and state police should help federal authorities enforce laws against illegal immigration. Only 14 percent disagreed. Voters were also asked, "Do you support or oppose the Bush administration's proposal to give millions of illegal aliens guest worker status and the opportunity to become citizens?" Only 35 percent gave their support, and 56 percent said no. "A majority opposed...
  • CA: Experts split on legality of state creating border patrol

    05/06/2005 6:41:57 AM PDT · by calcowgirl · 43 replies · 963+ views
    San Diego Union-Tribune ^ | May 6, 2005 | Ed Mendel
    SACRAMENTO – Legal experts had mixed views yesterday about whether the courts would allow California to create a border patrol to control illegal immigration, if voters approved a proposed initiative next year. And a federal agency fact sheet on a 1996 law that allows state and local police to enforce immigration law says the officers do not become full-time immigration officers and do not conduct immigration sweeps. Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger said he hasn't read the proposed initiative, but in a brief reply to a question at a news conference he said he would push for a comprehensive federal solution to...
  • Backdoor license plan (CA: Bill would protect illegal immigrant drivers' cars from impound lot)

    05/06/2005 6:34:37 AM PDT · by JesseJane · 33 replies · 1,971+ views
    L.A. Daily News ^ | May 06, 2005 | Harrison Sheppard/Sacramento Bureau
    Friday, May 06, 2005 - SACRAMENTO -- Stymied in his efforts to allow illegal immigrants to get driver's licenses, Sen. Gil Cedillo, D-Los Angeles, has found a backdoor way around the ban with a proposal that would exempt undocumented motorists from vehicle-impound laws. Under current law, for 30 days police can impound the vehicle of a motorist caught driving without a valid license. Cedillo's bill would exempt those who don't have a license simply because they are not legal U.S. residents. Cedillo said law enforcement resources should be dedicated to going after serious driving offenses such as drunk driving, not...
  • More heat for Tancredo; Rep. Cannon doubts whether Coloradan should be in GOP

    05/05/2005 4:48:29 PM PDT · by mondoman · 151 replies · 2,417+ views
    Rocky Mountain News ^ | 5/5/2005 | M.E. Sprengelmeyer
    WASHINGTON - Rep. Tom Tancredo ought to reconsider his membership in the Republican Party, a Utah congressman said Wednesday after the two GOP lawmakers put an intraparty rift over immigration policy on full public display. "I think he ought to consider his views and decide whether they're consistent with the Republican Party," Rep. Chris Cannon, R-Utah, said of the Colorado congressman after the two clashed repeatedly during a forum sponsored by the Latino Coalition, a Hispanic business group. Advertisement Cannon, a leading proponent of President Bush's proposed guest- worker program, has had a running feud with Tancredo, an opponent of...
  • IBD: Mexicans Still Think They Own the U.S.

    05/05/2005 1:56:32 PM PDT · by conservativecorner · 191 replies · 3,670+ views
    Newsmax ^ | May 6, 2005 | Jim Meyers
    Many Hispanic activists, Mexican citizens and perhaps even members of the Mexican government believe the American Southwest rightfully belongs to Mexico. They refuse to accept the legality of the U.S. annexation of Texas in 1845, the 1848 Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo following the Mexican-American War, which gave large parts of Mexico to the U.S., or the 1852 Gadsden Purchase of Mexican territory now in Arizona and New Mexico. Story Continues Below A Zogby poll found that 58 percent of Mexicans agreed with the statement, "The territory of the Southwest U.S. rightfully belongs to Mexico," and therefore they believe they don't...
  • Illegal Mexican Alien gets 5 years to life for boss's murder in Utah

    05/05/2005 10:35:23 AM PDT · by rface · 29 replies · 1,130+ views
    The Daily Herald (Utah) ^ | May 04, 2005 | Michael Rigert
    An illegal alien, Hernandez will be deported from the country at the end of his prison term for murdering his boss at a Utah job site ....... Some form of closure came Tuesday for two families as a man convicted of murdering his boss at a Lehi job site was sentenced to five years to life at the Utah State Prison. Jesus Hernandez, 34, pleaded guilty in March to shooting and killing his employer, Joseph Crummy, 38, of Salt Lake City, on Jan. 9, 2004, over a labor dispute at the Traverse Mountain development in Lehi. Crummy's widow, Brenda, and...
  • Gang follows illegal aliens

    05/05/2005 10:58:26 AM PDT · by JZelle · 61 replies · 1,562+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | 5-5-05 | Jon Ward
    The violent MS-13 -- or Mara Salvatrucha -- street gang is following the migratory routes of illegal aliens across the country, FBI officials say, calling the Salvadoran gang the new American mafia. MS-13, which has a significant presence in the Washington area, and other gangs are spreading into small towns and suburbs by following illegal aliens seeking work in places such as Providence, R.I., and the Carolinas, FBI task force director Robert Clifford said. "The migrant moves and the gang follows," said Mr. Clifford, director of the agency's MS-13 National Gang Task Force. "If you follow the construction trade, this...
  • Deportation sought for couple in West Toledo U.S. says pair here illegally since 1996

    05/05/2005 10:14:09 AM PDT · by iconoclast · 76 replies · 1,187+ views
    Blade staff writer ^ | March 26, 2005 | By ROBIN ERB
    In the predawn semidarkness of a small West Toledo apartment, Dae and Yung Jung stumbled toward the thumping at their front door. Seconds later, officers in dark jackets emblazoned with Homeland Security crammed into the couple's living room demanding passports and drivers' licenses. Mrs. Jung was escorted to jail. Upstairs, the couple's son, Andrew, hid, stunned and baffled. Now, five weeks later, immigration officials still press for Yung and Dae Jung's deportation to their native land, South Korea. But the couple - Dae Jung is a sushi chef; Yung Jung is a longtime school volunteer - are finding that their...
  • Group to promote immigration rewrite

    05/05/2005 10:00:12 AM PDT · by SwinneySwitch · 26 replies · 630+ views
    San Antonio Express-News ^ | Hernán Rozemberg
    A national pro-immigrant organization composed of religious, labor and union groups, to be unveiled today in San Antonio, is to call on leading Texas politicians to quit debating and enact laws giving legal work and residency to undocumented immigrants. The Coalition for Comprehensive Immigration Reform will start in Texas and is to expand to other border states and the rest of the nation, said Luis Figueroa, an attorney with the San Antonio office of the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund. It was formed now because changing the country's current immigration system is expected to be a top issue...
  • Measure Aims for a Separate Border Patrol for California

    05/05/2005 9:30:10 AM PDT · by kellynla · 13 replies · 472+ views
    San Diego Union-Tribune ^ | May 5, 2005 | Ed Mendel
    SACRAMENTO – A new state police agency to patrol the border and crack down on businesses that hire illegal immigrants would be created by an initiative filed yesterday, adding to the debate over the emotional issue. The proposal from a conservative group comes after Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger praised the controversial Minuteman Project and as Congress considers new restrictions sparked by terrorism concerns. The "California Border Police Act" is being pushed by Assemblyman Ray Haynes, R-Murrieta, and Rescue California, a group advocating tougher border enforcement. But neither could estimate the cost of creating a police force and special prison facilities. But...
  • Texas sheriffs want better border security

    05/05/2005 8:06:46 AM PDT · by Boston Blackie · 21 replies · 714+ views
    Houston ^ | May 5, 2005 | Associated Press
    LAREDO — The threat of another September 11-style attack and spreading gang violence have united Texas sheriffs along the Mexican border to seek more federal money for security. Members of the Texas Border Sheriffs' Coalition formed Wednesday said rural counties need more resources to fight national problems.
  • State immigration police force proposed

    05/05/2005 7:59:35 AM PDT · by Boston Blackie · 10 replies · 472+ views ^ | Thursday, May 5, 2005 | WILLIAM FINN BENNETT
    Saying, "We cannot wait any longer for the feds to get the job done," state Assemblyman Ray Haynes, R-Murrieta, called Wednesday for the formation of a state police force to patrol California's border with Mexico. The announcement came as Haynes sent the initial draft of the "California Border Police Initiative" to the state attorney general's office Wednesday, a first step toward getting the measure on the ballot in June 2006.
  • California Border Patrol Is Proposed (Schwarzenegger "not commenting")

    05/05/2005 2:24:30 AM PDT · by calcowgirl · 51 replies · 787+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | May 5, 2005 | Robert Salladay
    SACRAMENTO — California would create its own border patrol of more than 1,000 officers and volunteers under a possible 2006 ballot initiative introduced Wednesday by conservative activists and a state assemblyman. The California Border Police Act was submitted to Atty. Gen. Bill Lockyer for legal review Wednesday, the first step in getting it qualified for next year's June ballot. Its main sponsor is Assemblyman Ray Haynes, a Republican from Murrieta, who must collect 600,000 valid signatures for the initiative to qualify. "The federal government has proven itself incapable of securing our borders, so it is time for Californians to step...
  • California: "One bill" Gil Cedillo sponsors bill to make unlicensed driver car impounds impossible

    05/04/2005 6:41:33 PM PDT · by John Jorsett · 10 replies · 915+ views
    KFI AM640, Los Angeles, John and Ken Show | May 4, 2005
    Just heard on the John and Ken show that state Sen. Gil Cedillo (D, Guadalajara) is pushing through Senate Bill 591, a measure that would effectively make it impossible for police to impound the vehicles of unlicensed drivers. Known as "one bill" for his habit of, in every legislative session, introducing a bill to grant driver's licenses to illegals, Cedillo is pushing this stealth measure through the legislature. Under current law, unlicensed drivers have their cars impounded for 30 days, which can be very costly with the towing and storage fees. Cedillo's bill would end that practice. What this means...
  • California Assemblyman (Haynes) Submits Initiative to Form "California Border Police"

    05/04/2005 11:39:08 AM PDT · by StoneColdGOP · 89 replies · 1,671+ views
    Rescue California ^ | May 4, 2005
    SACRAMENTO, CA: California State Assemblyman Ray Haynes (R-Riverside County) will submit language to the Attorney General tomorrow for a landmark statewide initiative that would establish a separate state police force to patrol California’s international border. Known as the “California Border Police Initiative”, the measure is the first of its kind in the nation. “The federal government has proven itself incapable of securing our borders, so it is time for Californians to step up and take matters into our own hands,” said Assemblyman Haynes. “This initiative establishes a separate and distinct state police force, much like the Highway Patrol, charged with...
  • Families mourn hero sons

    09/22/2004 5:19:16 PM PDT · by yonif · 8 replies · 266+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | Sep. 23, 2004 | Tovah Lazaroff
    The sound of sobbing drifted into the night air out of the home of Menashe Komemi 19, one of two border policemen killed Wednesday afternoon as they stopped a suicide bomber on French Hill. "You know my son was killed today," his father, Rahamim, told a cellphone caller in a voice hoarse from talking, as he stood outside his house in Moshav Aminadav. Sympathetic neighbors sat on the wall across the street, while relatives and friends gathered on the lawn and inside the home. Immediately upon hearing of the attack, Rahamim tried calling his son. "When there was no answer,...
  • Attacker Shot & Killed at Machpela

    05/05/2004 11:05:48 PM PDT · by yonif · 2 replies · 72+ views
    Israel National News ^ | 07:43 May 06, '04 / 15 Iyar 5764
    ( An attacker who tried to grab the weapon of a border policeman in or near the Ma’arat HaMachpela in Hevron was shot and killed this morning.
  • Border Police kill 3 armed militants in Qalqilyah

    04/22/2004 6:33:38 PM PDT · by yonif · 3 replies · 56+ views
    Haaretz ^ | April 23, 2004
    Undercover Border Police forces encountered and killed three armed Palestinian militants in the West Bank city of Qalqilyah overnight Thursday, Israel Radio reported. According to the report, the troops spotted the three militants in the city's center. In the incident, the Al Aqsa Martyr's Brigades leader in the city, Aatef Sha'aban was moderately injured and evacuated by a Red Crescent ambulance. One of those killed was senior Al Aqsa Brigades activist Abed Rahman Nazal. The two other men were reportedly associated with the Fatah movement. In a separate incident early on Thursday, Israel Defense Forces troops encountered and killed three...
  • Israeli-Arab killed in attack on Border Police near Nazareth

    04/18/2004 3:46:55 PM PDT · by yonif · 66+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | Apr. 19, 2004 | DAVID RUDGE
    Border Police shot and killed one Israeli-Arab and wounded another on the Haifa to Tiberias highway between the Beit Rimon and Turan junctions in the Lower Galilee late on Sunday night after the Israeli-Arabs opened fire on a police patrol. According to reports, Border Police had sent out a patrol on the road as 'bait' following numerous incidents of firebombs being thrown at Israeli vehicles in the area in the past few weeks. Police sources said shots were fired at a Border Police patrol vehicle in the area just after 10:20pm. According to reports, the two atackers, both in their...
  • Mistaaravim nab Hamas fugitive in Nablus

    04/10/2004 1:35:59 PM PDT · by yonif · 8 replies · 404+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | Apr. 10, 2004 | JPOST.COM STAFF
    Soldiers of the Border Police Special Forces 'Mistaaravim' unit on Saturday captured a Hamas fugitive in Nablus on the West Bank. Shots were fired at the undercover unit during the arrest procedure, Army Radio reported. There were no injuries to the Israeli forces. The 'Mistaaravim' are an elite unit whose members are disguised as Arabs. The closure imposed on the territories following the double suicide bombing attack on the Ashdod Port remains in effect. The security establishment has registered 60 terror alerts, and will remain on high alert until after Independence Day. Earlier, Palestinian sources in Nablus reported IDF forces...
  • U.S.-Coalition Offensive Efforts in Iraq Bearing Fruit, Sanchez Says

    12/07/2003 2:21:50 PM PST · by Ragtime Cowgirl · 8 replies · 190+ views
    DoD - American Forces Press Service ^ | Dec. 7, 2003 | Gerry J. Gilmore
    U.S.-Coalition Offensive Efforts in Iraq Bearing Fruit, Sanchez Says By Gerry J. GilmoreAmerican Forces Press Service WASHINGTON, Dec. 7, 2003 – Recent U.S.-coalition operations against insurgents in Iraq are succeeding, a senior U.S. military commander said today during a briefing from Baghdad. "The only way you win in combat is to stay on the offensive," Army Lt. Gen. Ricardo S. Sanchez, commander of Combined Joint Task Force 7, told reporters, noting that insurgent actions against American and coalition forces have dropped off in recent weeks. In order not to aggravate Iraqi citizens during U.S.- coalition military operations against insurgents,...