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  • * Memo To Senate: Mandate The Border Fence Be Built Or Kill The Bill

    05/01/2013 7:11:37 AM PDT · by AuntB · 41 replies
    Townhall ^ | April 30, 2013 | Hugh Hewitt
    The effort to secure the borders and reform immigration law is about to enter a crucial month at the end of which the fate of the bill will almost certainly be known. The bill as it emerged from the Gang of 8 can probably not pass the Senate and certainly wouldn’t pass the House, nor should it. But the Gang of 8 draft was only, as Senator Marco Rubio has said repeatedly said, “a starting point.” A policy and political disaster awaits if a bill emerges from the Senate that cannot generate enough momentum to get even an amended version...
  • A Better Way to Secure the Border (Perry's own words on Immigration)

    09/08/2011 3:24:28 PM PDT · by Meet the New Boss · 99 replies
    Office of the Governor of the State of Texas ^ | 14 Dec 2006 | Gov. Rick Perry
    A famous poet once wrote that “good fences make good neighbors.” However, this author did not have to deal with the realities of homeland security where a wall is only as strong as it is fortified by law enforcement personal. Building a wall along the entire Texas-Mexico border would not only be cost prohibitive – in the range of billions of dollars – it would create a false sense of security. And unless the federal government is willing to put enforcement personnel all along such a barrier – something it has refused to do for decades along a border without...
  • U.S. Officials Behind 'Fast and Furious' Gun Sales Should Be Tried in Mexico, Lawmaker Says

    07/05/2011 4:23:56 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 66 replies
    Fox News ^ | July 05, 2011 | William La Jeunesse
    While the investigation continues into the U.S. operation that helped send thousands of guns south of the border, Mexican lawmakers say they'll press for extradition and prosecution in Mexico of American officials who authorized and ran the operation. "I obviously feel violated. I feel my country's sovereignty was violated," Mexico Sen. Rene Arce Islas told Fox News. "They should be tried in the United States and the Mexican government should also demand that they also be tried in Mexico since the incidents took place here. There should be trials in both places." Arce is chairman of Mexico's Commission for National...
  • Obama Claims He’s Done All GOP Wanted on Border Security, Now They Must Pass Amnesty

    05/10/2011 5:01:56 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 73 replies
    Obama Claims He’s Done All GOP Wanted on Border Security, Now They Must Pass Amnesty Tuesday, May 10, 2011 By Fred Lucas Obama lame duck ( – President Barack Obama told a border crowd in Texas today that he had addressed the border security concerns of Republicans, and now was calling on GOP lawmakers to support his push to grant legal status to the nation’s estimated 12 million illegal aliens. Obama made his remarks in El Paso, which is just across the border from Juarez, one of the most violent cities in Mexico. “So, we have gone above and beyond...
  • America's Immigration Problem : What's Wrong and What Must be Done

    02/19/2011 10:10:51 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 26 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 02/19/2011 | Ron Lipsman
    My four grandparents immigrated to the United States from Poland at different times, but all approximately a century ago. They and most of their siblings -- a few stayed behind and were eventually consumed in the Holocaust -- were part of a massive 40-year wave of immigration from Eastern Europe to our shores. Over the past century, my immigrant ancestors spawned four generations of American Jews who now reside all over our great country. By absolutely any measure, the immigration tale of my family is an American success story. My cousins and second cousins and their progeny are doctors, lawyers,...
  • Mexico Cancels Offer to Send Electricity to Texas

    02/03/2011 7:14:31 PM PST · by dragnet2 · 106 replies ^ | 232011 | ABC
    Mexico said Thursday it was temporarily suspending an offer to provide electricity to Texas to help the U.S. state weather an ice storm that forced rolling blackouts, Mexico's Federal Electricity Commission had said Wednesday it had agreed to transmit 280 megawatts of electricity to Texas. But on Thursday, the commission said it was temporarily suspending the transfer because below-freezing temperatures in northern Mexico In Texas, rolling blackouts have been implemented, including in Super Bowl host city Dallas, due to high demand during the rare ice storm.
  • Mexico: 13 dead in massacre at Ciudad Juarez party

    10/23/2010 9:59:40 PM PDT · by Deo volente · 38 replies
    Associated Press ^ | October 23, 2010
    CIUDAD JUAREZ, Mexico (AP) — Gunmen stormed two neighboring homes and massacred 13 young people at a birthday party in the latest large-scale attack in this violent border city, even as a new government strategy seeks to restore order with social programs and massive police deployments. Attackers in two vehicles pulled up to the houses in a lower-middle-class Ciudad Juarez neighborhood late Friday and opened fire on about four dozen partygoers gathered for a 15-year-old boy's birthday party.
  • Feds touting National Guard mission in Arizona

    10/08/2010 1:03:25 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 11 replies
    Google ^ | 10/8/10 | AMANDA LEE MYERS (AP)
    TUCSON, Ariz. — Government officials are showing off a site where National Guard troops have been deployed near the Mexican border, despite criticism that they will do nothing to stem the tide of illegal immigration.The first troops began their mission on Aug. 30, and no member of the media has been allowed to see firsthand what they've been doing. Border Patrol agents are set to take reporters to one of several sites in southern Arizona on Friday where the troops are acting as what the agency calls "extra eyes and ears."The troops have no arrest power, and the guns they...
  • Car bomb in Mexican drug war changes ground rules

    07/17/2010 8:40:24 AM PDT · by AuntB · 56 replies · 3+ views
    AP ^ | July 17, 2010 | ALICIA A. CALDWELL
    Mexican drug traffickers' first car-bomb attack against police has revealed a new level of cold-blooded planning that is forcing this border city and security forces to change the way they confront violence. Police said La Linea drug gang — the same group blamed for the March killing of a U.S. consulate employee and her husband — lured federal officers and paramedics to the site of a car bomb by dressing a bound, wounded man in a police uniform and calling in a false report of an officer shot. The gang then exploded a car holding as much as 22 pounds...
  • New Video: Hidden Cameras on the Arizona Border 2

    07/15/2010 11:45:10 AM PDT · by AuntB · 8 replies
    Center for Immigration Studies ^ | July 15, 2010 | CIS
    WASHINGTON (July 15, 2010) – “Hidden Cameras on the Arizona Border 2: Drugs, Guns, and 850 Illegal Aliens” is the Center for Immigration Studies' second web-based film on the impact of illegal alien activity in Arizona. The Center's first video on the subject, “Hidden Cameras on the Arizona Border: Coyotes, Bears, and Trails,” has received over 52,000 views to date. This new 10-minute mini-documentary raises the bar, featuring footage of both illegal-alien entry as well as gun- and drug-smuggling. At minimum, the inescapable conclusion is that hidden cameras reveal a reality that illegal-alien activity is escalating. The hidden camera footage,...
  • What Sarah Palin represents in 2012 and how she will trump liberalism and the marxists

    07/10/2010 10:30:03 AM PDT · by Jeff Head · 127 replies · 1+ views
    JEFFHEAD.COM ^ | July 10, 2010 | Jeff Head
    After watching Sarah on O'Reilly last night and hearing her speak to the immigration issue, I am satisfied that she would put in place the strongest plan of all the strongest candidates to enforce our border and establish an environment here in the nation where many, if not most illegals here would either self-deport, or be caught and sent home. She needs, post haste, to develop these talking points into a comprehensive immigrataion plan that speaks to the issues in no uncertain terms. Here's a start for securing the border: A Comprehensive Plan for US Souhern Border Enforcement As...
  • "The New Palin Fence" (Say it ain't so, Joe!)

    05/27/2010 7:01:27 AM PDT · by pillut48 · 63 replies · 1,931+ views
    "Gretawire" blog ^ | 5-27-10 | Greta van S.
    To protect against the "Wasilla Stalker"
  • Rape suspect deported 4 times

    05/20/2010 1:53:09 PM PDT · by pissant · 25 replies · 813+ views
    KTVB ^ | 5/19/10 | staff
    EDMONDS, Wash. – The man accused of raping a woman behind an Edmonds grocery store has been deported at least four times in the past 15 years, reports KIRO Radio. An officer responding to a woman's cry for help Sunday night found 46-year-old Jose Madrigal on top of the woman and arrested him.
  • VIDEO: Texas High School Stripper Murdered In Mexico

    05/19/2010 4:19:18 PM PDT · by AtlasStalled · 17 replies · 1,405+ views
    Friends of Ours ^ | 05/19/10 | Friends of Ours
    Elisabeth Mandela, an 18-year-old high school senior from Sugar Land, TX outside Houston who moonlighted at the local strip clubs and aspired to become a border coyote or human smuggler, was found beaten to death with two older men in Monterrey, Mexico as reported by Alice Wolke Kalthoff for KDFW.
  • Texas group calls on senators to nix border fence expansion (DeMint tries to force Hunter Fence)

    05/15/2010 2:55:54 PM PDT · by pissant · 46 replies · 996+ views
    CIR ^ | 5/7/10 | staff
    More than two-dozen cities and counties in southern Texas joined by environmentalists and immigrant-rights organizations are calling on two lawmakers to end their push for additional fencing along the nation’s boundary with Mexico. In a letter to Senate leaders May 6, the Texas Border Coalition and others argued that the approximately 650 miles of fencing already constructed in recent years has divided communities, negatively impacted the environment and cost taxpayers a fortune. They say that despite investing $2.6 billion so far, the barrier’s value in stopping the flow of illegal immigration and drug traffickers from Mexico hasn’t been studied. The...
  • Venezuela Slams AZ's Illegal Immigration Law, Says America Must Overcome ‘Old Habits of Racism’

    05/12/2010 9:05:51 AM PDT · by Mr. Mojo · 36 replies · 714+ views
    CNSNews ^ | May 12, 2010 | Edwin Mora
    ( – Venezuela's minister of foreign affairs said the country’s socialist president, Hugo Chavez, is demanding that Arizona’s law against illegal immigration be “repealed” and that America turn away from its “old habits of racism.” Not only does Chavez oppose the Arizona law, but Venezuela as a nation wants the United States to “begin to respect and overcome its old habits of racism and contempt" for people from Latin America, Venezuela's information ministry quoted Foreign Minister Nicolas Maduro as saying. Immigrants in the United States, according to Maduro, are treated in a way that is “inconsistent with human rights …...
  • De-Fence, De-Fence

    03/17/2010 4:18:58 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies · 473+ views ^ | March 17, 2010 | INVESTORS BUSINESS DAILY Staff
    Illegal Immigration: The government puts the brakes on a problem-plagued "virtual" fence on our border with Mexico. Whatever happened to the old-fashioned kind? If ever there was a shovel-ready project, this is it. The much-ballyhooed "virtual" fence that was supposed to monitor and control illegal immigration doesn't work and is being scrapped as we evaluate alternatives and rely on existing technology. After years of delay and billions of dollars already spent, Secretary Napolitano on Tuesday halted work on SBInet. The system involves cameras, sensors and radars designed to let a small number of dispatchers watch the border on computer monitors...
  • The Terry Anderson Show - Live Thread

    10/25/2009 6:13:39 PM PDT · by AuntB · 40 replies · 1,775+ views
    The Terry Anderson Show ^ | Oct. 25, 2009 | AuntB
    The TERRY ANDERSON SHOW.. Articulating the Popular Rage! A warrior in the fight against illegal immigration and those who promote it for over a decade! No one has the passion and common sense of Terry Anderson...He is A MUST listen! The BEST one hour of radio you'll find anywhere. Sunday Nights- Listen on the radio! 12-1 AM EDT, 11-12 PM CDT, 10-11 PM MDT, 9-10 PM PDT KRLA - 870 AM - Los Angeles -- KDWN - 720 - Las Vegas -- KFNX - 1100 - Phoenix "Stupid People of America !!! If You Ain't Mad, You Ain't Payin' Attention!"...
  • Gov't dismisses call for more Texas border fencing

    10/12/2009 3:51:11 PM PDT · by pissant · 17 replies · 1,128+ views
    AP/Google ^ | 10/11/09 | Chris Sherman
    BROWNSVILLE, Texas — Members of Congress have stripped a provision requiring 300 more miles of tall fencing along the U.S.-Mexico border from a Department of Homeland Security appropriation bill, saying the funds needed to build the barrier would be better spent on alternative security measures. If the amendment by U.S. Sen. Jim DeMint had remained in the bill, tall fencing to stop illegal immigrants and smugglers on foot would have been installed along 700 miles of border — a plan that many officials and residents along the Southwest border have opposed.
  • A third of Mexicans would migrate to U.S.: survey

    09/23/2009 1:12:18 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 60 replies · 7,368+ views
    Reuters/YahooNews ^ | 9/23/09 | Robin Emmott
    One in three Mexicans would migrate to the United States if they had the chance, and many would go illegally at a time of rising drug violence in Mexico, a survey released on Wednesday showed.
  • Burned Woman Finally Able to Speak Authorities About Attack

    09/12/2009 3:08:24 PM PDT · by FourPeas · 9 replies · 1,428+ views
    KFSM-TV ^ | 9/11/09 | Russell Jones
    Says boyfriend doused her with gasoline and lit her on fire after an argument SEBASTIAN CO., Ark. - On August 9, Corporal Hobe Runion was called to a home on the Sebastian County line with Oklahoma on a domestic disturbance call that he says was very disturbing. "I've worked a lot of different cases in years in law enforcement, but I've never worked a case where someone caught somebody on fire," Runion said Friday. He said the resident, Petrina Mendez, had called a local EMS unit after an argument with her boyfriend, which ended when investigators say he doused her...
  • County looking for cheaper alternative to indigent burials[South Texas illegals]

    08/11/2009 9:46:11 AM PDT · by SwinneySwitch · 38 replies · 1,718+ views
    KGNS ^ | Aug 10, 2009 | Ray Gomez
    The county is looking at cheaper ways to deal with the recent spike in paying for indigent burials. According to officials they don't have the necessary resources to bury the bodies. "According to medical examiner they have seen an increase in deaths in illegal crossings. They have seen drowning and even heat exhaustion but the county says they have no space to bury these bodies." "Our department is in charge mandate by the state of Texas to burry all indigent, paupers and John Does and we've ran out of money." Since January the medical examiners office has seen 40 immigrants...
  • Border Patrol Agent Shot and Killed Campo CA

    07/23/2009 10:21:05 PM PDT · by Ladycalif · 44 replies · 4,567+ views
    San Diego 6 ^ | 7/23/2009
    A border agent was shot multiple times Thursday night, close to the border near Campo on Shockey Truck Trail about 100 feet north of the border. Reports of the shooting came in around 9:30 p.m. The agent was shot multiple times and was hit in the head. Medical crews report the agent is dead. The shooter or shooters may have fled across the border. Add a Comment (1) Comments Ads by GoogleWhat's this? ADT® Official Site Call 888-356-5194 Now & Get Award Winning ADT® Home Security For $99! "25 Pounds in 2 Weeks" Yes - Lose 25 Pounds in...
  • Agents seize $1.2 billion worth of pot in Calif.

    07/23/2009 5:43:52 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 37 replies · 1,295+ views
    AP on ^ | 7/23/09 | Garance Burke - ap
    Fresno, Calif. (AP) -- Federal and state agents have arrested 83 people for growing more than $1.2 billion worth of marijuana in an ongoing crackdown on illegal pot gardens in California's Sierra Nevada range. Local officials said several Mexican marijuana-growing cartels helped set up the grow sites scattered throughout rocky mountainsides of eastern Fresno County, and warned more arrests were likely as the sweep continues. More than 318,000 marijuana plants were destroyed in the operation, which also netted nearly $41,000 in cash, 25 weapons and two vehicles, Fresno County Sheriff Margaret Mims said Thursday.
  • Unlawful Border Entry Prevention Act calls for 350 more miles of barriers

    07/23/2009 12:35:53 PM PDT · by SwinneySwitch · 11 replies · 613+ views
    The Brownsville Herald ^ | July 22, 2009 | LAURA B. MARTINEZ
    While construction on the border fence in Cameron County is at a standstill because of pending lawsuits, at least one local landowner is surprised by a California congressman’s introduction of legislation that calls for more fencing construction along the United States-Mexico border. The bill, known as the Unlawful Border Entry Prevention Act and introduced Wednesday by U.S. Rep. Duncan Hunter, R-California, gives Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano discretionary authority to build 350 miles of additional reinforced fencing where she deems is necessary. More than 650 miles of fence have already been approved along the U.S.-Mexico border. If approved...
  • Border Patrol Celebrates Completion of Smuggler's Gulch Fence (Duncan Hunter Alert)

    07/07/2009 10:24:48 AM PDT · by pissant · 71 replies · 2,810+ views
    PBS ^ | 7/6/09 | Amy Isakson
    Border Patrol officials are celebrating the completion of a controversial border fencing project in a canyon called Smuggler's Gulch. As KPBS Reporter Amy Isackson tells us, Border Patrol agents say the new infrastructure makes their jobs easier. Smuggler's Gulch sits at the westernmost edge of the San Diego Tijuana border. It was a main thoroughfare for illegal crossings. But traffic has dwindled during the last decade. The majority of migrants try their luck further east. Nevertheless, in 2005, Congress allowed the Secretary of Homeland Security to waive any laws that stood in the way of filling in Smuggler's Gulch to...
  • Meghan McCain Happy Her Grandmother "Talked Smack" About Rush Last Night

    05/14/2009 7:35:13 AM PDT · by careyb · 57 replies · 2,079+ views
    Twitter ^ | 5/14/09 | Meghan McCain
    I love that my Nana talked smack about Rush on Jay Leno...
  • Obama OUT OF TOUCH--->Pushing Immigration Amnesty

    05/11/2009 4:49:35 AM PDT · by Shellybenoit · 10 replies · 659+ views
    American Spectator/The Lid ^ | 5/11/09 | The Lid
    A major Issue where John McCain lost support of the American People was Immigration reform. The year before he ran for president, he worked with Ted Kennedy and President Bush to develop a comprehensive immigration bill that included just about everything except protecting our borders. The bill failed miserably because Americans on both sides of the aisle because Americans wanted their government to secure the US borders before they addressed any other issues. President Obama and his leftist allies that illegal immigration is a racial issue. They believe that those of us who want to protect the US boarders are...
  • Build The Fence (Duncan D.Hunter)

    04/29/2009 1:16:56 AM PDT · by pissant · 15 replies · 1,077+ views
    IBD ^ | 4/28/09 | Editors
    If you listen to the mainstream media, the swine flu pandemic, at least in the United States, is being spread by tourists and college students returning from spring break. Little or no mention is made of the thousands of illegal aliens streaming across our border from Mexico, some undoubtedly bringing with them more than a desire for a better life. Nearly two years ago we warned that one of the consequences of illegal immigration was the reemergence of diseases long thought to be vanquished. Among the infections being spread were a drug-resistant form of tuberculosis and an outbreak of dengue...
  • Dueling fence bills coming up in Congress (Duncan D. Hunter)

    04/27/2009 11:27:36 PM PDT · by pissant · 36 replies · 1,035+ views
    Hot air ^ | 4/27/09 | Ed Morrisey
    Expect some fireworks on border-security and immigration issues in this session of Congress, even apart from the swine-flu outbreak in Mexico. Competing bills have surfaced in the House, one which would demand more resources to building the border fence — and the other that would slow or stop fence construction altogether. It might help first to define exactly what a fence is: Rep. Duncan Hunter (R-Calif.) introduced legislation to speed up completion of the Mexico-U.S. border fence, mandating an additional 350 miles of fencing by within a year. It’s often reported that over 600 miles of the originally-required 700 miles...
  • Conservative Reps. Want Napolitano Out

    04/24/2009 4:45:35 AM PDT · by kellynla · 12 replies · 777+ views ^ | 4/22/09 | PATRICK O'CONNOR
    House Republicans are calling on Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano to step down or be fired in the wake of a controversial department memo that has sparked indignant battle cries from conservatives and some veterans. “Singling out political opponents for working against the ruling party is precisely the tactic of every tyrannical government from Red China to Venezuela," said Texas Rep. John Carter, a member of the party's elected leadership who has organized an hour of floor speeches Wednesday night to call for Napolitano's ouster. “The first step in the process is creating unfounded public suspicion of political opponents, followed...
  • Also on Obama's plate: an immigration bill

    04/09/2009 6:30:42 AM PDT · by VU4G10 · 18 replies · 893+ views
    New York Times ^ | 04/08/2009 | Julia Preston
    While acknowledging that the recession makes the political battle more difficult, President Barack Obama plans to begin addressing America's immigration system this year, including looking for a path for illegal immigrants to become legal, a senior administration official said Wednesday. Obama will frame the new effort — likely to rouse passions on all sides of the highly divisive issue — as "policy reform that controls immigration and makes it an orderly system," said the official, Cecilia Munoz, deputy assistant to the president and director of intergovernmental affairs in the White House. Obama plans to speak publicly about the issue in...
  • CAN THIS WAR BE WON? (Feb, 1940)

    03/26/2009 2:07:22 PM PDT · by gondramB · 10 replies · 584+ views
    Modern Mechanix ^ | February 1940
    CAN THIS WAR BE WON? Modern fortifications along the Maginot and Siegfried lines have made France and Germany “invasion proof.” The result may be a war no nation can win! by Maxwell Hamilton WHAT happens when an irresistible force meets an immovable object? This age-old problem in physics, a familiar question to every school boy, seems destined to find an answer in Europe’s latest armed conflict. For the present “war to end wars” is a contest between two of the world’s! greatest immovable objects—the Siegfried and the Maginot lines! Imagine, if you can,, an advancing horde of 2,000,000 men. It...
  • Hunter and Bilbray Urge President Obama to Finish the Fence

    03/21/2009 4:04:42 PM PDT · by pissant · 14 replies · 1,303+ views
    KOGO ^ | 3/10/09 | staff
    Congressmen Duncan Hunter and Brian Bilbray spearhead letter from 36 House Republicans to the President. See the letter here. Congressman Duncan D. Hunter and his North County counterpart, Brian Bilbray, co-signed a letter with 34 house Republicans to President Barack Obama, asking him to expedite completion of the 700 miles of border fence authorized by Congress in 2006. The house Republicans voice serious concerns about escalating drug violence in Mexico and possible spillover to the U S of the bloodshed. There are still 70 miles of fencing and other security infrastructure, including electronic surveillance and additional border patrol staff, that...
  • State Officials: Mexican Drug Cartel Violence In Arizona And Texas

    02/24/2009 9:37:20 PM PST · by AtlasStalled · 7 replies · 756+ views
    In Arizona's Pima and Cochise counties law enforcement officials "are seeing more and more 'rape trees,' places where Mexican drug cartel members rape female border crossers and hang their clothes."
  • Democrats Target Border Fence

    02/16/2009 4:46:30 AM PST · by IbJensen · 65 replies · 3,547+ views
    The Bulletin ^ | 02/16/2009 | Joe Murray
    Eight congressional Democrats are urging President Barack Obama to suspend the construction of a “border fence” separating the United States from Mexico, a move that is sure to reignite the immigration debate months after the economic crisis bumped the issue from the national stage. The construction of a border fence is a contentious issue in Democratic circles — especially among those congressmen who are of Hispanic decent or represent districts with a large Hispanic presence. They now hope Mr. Obama will undo some of the border-protection policies erected by the Bush administration. And the border fence sits at the top...
  • Border fence is a dividing line in immigration debate

    02/14/2009 4:11:06 PM PST · by AuntB · 25 replies · 2,449+ views
    CNN ^ | Feb. 13, 2009 | John King
    Just this past week, eight Democrats in Congress wrote President Obama urging him to halt any further construction of the fence, one of the many border- and immigration-related political debates that have carried over from the Bush administration. To the Border Patrol agents stationed in Yuma Sector, there is no debate. To them, the fence is a success story. The fence has three layers in areas where there is an urban neighborhood on the Mexican side. Smith is among those who say their flights are less hectic now because while you can still clearly see the trails in the sand...
  • Mexican drug violence spills over into the US

    02/09/2009 5:54:00 PM PST · by shielagolden · 46 replies · 2,704+ views ^ | 02/09/09 | ALICIA A. CALDWELL
    Mexican drug violence spills over into the US U.S. authorities are reporting a spike in killings, kidnappings and home invasions connected to Mexico's murderous cartels. And to some policymakers' surprise, much of the violence is happening not in towns along the border, where it was assumed the bloodshed would spread, but a considerable distance away, in places such as Phoenix and Atlanta. Investigators fear the violence could erupt elsewhere around the country because the Mexican cartels are believed to have set up drug-dealing operations all over the U.S., in such far-flung places as Anchorage, Alaska; Boston; and Sioux Falls, S.D....
  • Former Mexican president says wall not the answer

    11/12/2008 8:38:42 AM PST · by stan_sipple · 42 replies · 1,276+ views ^ | 11-11-2008 | Don Walton
    Former Mexican President Vicente Fox called Tuesday for increased trade and drug enforcement cooperation rather than a wall that separates neighbors. “Building a wall is not the answer to our problems,” Fox told about 2,000 Nebraskans during a speech at the Orpheum Theater. “Instead of building walls, we should be building bridges of understanding and cooperation, and education exchange, and technology exchange, and friendship. “We are neighbors,” he said, “and we have been friends for a long, long time.” Trade represents “wealth creation and job creation,” Fox said. Not only in the United States, he said, but in Mexico, where...
  • A Growing Divide -Families Dread the Pending Fortification of Border at a Park (Evil Duncan Hunter)

    10/18/2008 11:17:37 AM PDT · by pissant · 18 replies · 633+ views
    Wash Post ^ | 10/18/08 | Ashley Surdin
    BORDER FIELD STATE PARK, Calif. -- Each face would be overlaid with the rusted chain links of the U.S.-Mexico border fence, but Jorge Ibarra snapped the photos anyway. There was his cousin, holding up her baby boy for the family to see. There, his aunt, wiping her eyes under the shade of her parasol. And there, his grandmother, her face filled with joy as she touched her daughter's fingertips through the fence with her own. Ibarra, 17, of National City, Calif., shot the family photos on a recent Sunday afternoon here, where the 2,000-mile line separating the United States and...
  • Mexicans in U.S. illegally at more risk of AIDS (MSM Illegal pander barf alert)

    08/06/2008 12:58:31 PM PDT · by wac3rd · 29 replies · 63+ views
    Reuters via Yahoo! News ^ | August 6, 2008 | Mica Rosenberg
    Mexican men living and working illegally in the United States are more likely to sell their bodies for sex, take drugs or frequent prostitutes than they would have been in their homeland, increasing their risk of AIDS infection, U.S. researchers reported on Wednesday. And if they are deported, they can take the virus back home with them, the researchers told an international conference on AIDS in Mexico City (snip)
  • Iowa Church Is a Beacon After Immigration Raid

    07/11/2008 4:33:16 PM PDT · by DemonDeac · 22 replies · 82+ views
    NY Times ^ | July 12 2008 | Samuel Freedman
    "Once a month or so, Father Ouderkirk drove back to St. Bridget’s to officiate at a wedding or baptize a baby. He savored those rituals, proof that the Hispanic immigrants who had arrived over the past decade to work in Postville’s kosher-meat plant were setting down roots. Some had bought their own homes. Their children had graduated from high school, even been selected for the National Honor Society." "Then came the morning of May 12, when both satisfaction and retirement ended for the 75-year-old priest. Federal immigration agents raided the Agriprocessors factory, arresting nearly 400 workers, most of them men,...
  • Green Borders

    05/21/2008 9:49:23 AM PDT · by LSUfan · 1 replies · 113+ views
    Center for Security Policy ^ | 21 May 08 | Ben Lerner
    One of the unfortunate paradoxes of the post-September 11 environment is that the further in time we move from that horrible day, and the more effective our security agencies become at preventing another successful terrorist attack on American soil, the more susceptible many Americans become to the notion that the terrorist threat has receded. Taking false comfort in the absence of a successful 9-11 scale attack or worse during the past seven years, many already pre-disposed to distrust the Bush administration have long since decided that it can do no right when it comes to terror prevention -- that every...
  • US Latinos are 'finding a voice' (barf alert)

    05/18/2008 9:45:56 AM PDT · by traumer · 10 replies · 200+ views
    The United States' 43 million Latinos are the fastest-growing minority group in the country. For Emilio San Pedro, travelling from coast to coast talking to fellow Latinos has also allowed him to reflect on his own identity. Right from the start it felt like a perfect fit for me, an assignment that would take me across America, reporting on the lives of Latinos from all walks of life. People from all over Latin America who have settled, legally or otherwise, in the United States. I met Flor Crisostomo, an illegal immigrant with no official documents, who faces deportation from the...
  • [Corpus Christi, Texas]Chase of illegal immigrants ends in massive brushfire.

    03/20/2008 1:44:40 PM PDT · by SwinneySwitch · 6 replies · 428+ views
    KIII TV3 ^ | March 20th, 2008
    A wild chase involving illegal immigrants ends in a massive fire and over a dozen suspected aliens scattering from the scene. The blaze sparked up right off Saratoga near Greenwood. The chase actually began near Farm Road 43 and State Highway 286 around seven o'clock Wednesday night. The pick up ran a stop sign which triggered the chase. Fifteen People in all were crammed into the pick up truck. The chase eventually ended in a field near Greenwood when the truck ignited a massive brush fire. Three people were apprehended including the driver and a fourteen year old boy. The...
  • El Paso denies feds access to road for border fence

    03/18/2008 7:24:18 PM PDT · by TheMom · 72 replies · 1,327+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | 3/18/2008 | ALICIA A. CALDWELL, A.P.
    The country's largest border city has decided to block efforts by federal authorities to use an access road that cuts across city property to work on existing border fencing.
  • Mother Reacts Following Death of Son from Apparent Beating (heartwarming -not- story of illegals)

    02/29/2008 6:12:42 PM PST · by dynachrome · 66 replies · 398+ views
    WBTV ^ | 2-29-08 | unattributed
    Tonight, a mom is grieving after police say the person who was supposed to be taking care of her child may have caused his death. Ethan Gibbs would've celebrated his second birthday at the end of March. On Wednesday, his mom says she dropped him off at his baby sitter's apartment, but the baby sitter left Ethan with the man who police say severely beat the little boy. WBTV's Michael Handy sat down with Ethan's mom who says she blames herself more than anything. -------- "He didn't kill my son, he tortured my son," said Amanda Gibbs, who is the...
  • Border watch group changes name to Cochise County Militia

    01/17/2008 3:02:52 PM PST · by dynachrome · 18 replies · 408+ views ^ | 1-17-08 | Jonathon Shacat
    BISBEE — A local border watch group recently changed its operational name and some of its tactics due to the types of illegal immigrants its members are encountering. Cochise Borders Civil Defense Corps is now officially known as Cochise County Militia. Bill Davis, the director and founder of the group, said he is authorizing the carrying of rifles and shotguns, in addition to handguns. Members also can wear military-type battle dress uniforms, camouflage gear and face paint.
  • Islamists target Arizona base

    11/26/2007 3:51:33 AM PST · by Man50D · 54 replies · 272+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | November 26, 2007 | Sara A. Carter
    Fort Huachuca, the nation's largest intelligence-training center, changed security measures in May after being warned that Islamist terrorists, with the aid of Mexican drug cartels, were planning an attack on the facility. Fort officials changed security measures after sources warned that possibly 60 Afghan and Iraqi terrorists were to be smuggled into the U.S. through underground tunnels with high-powered weapons to attack the Arizona Army base, according to multiple confidential law enforcement documents obtained by The Washington Times. "A portion of the operatives were in the United States, with the remainder not yet in the United States," according to one...
  • NumbersUSA on Fred Thompson (Fred stands out on Immigration!)

    11/22/2007 8:10:21 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 63 replies · 867+ views
    PoliPundit ^ | November 22nd, 2007
    It’s been my opinion for a while that Fred Thompson could be the only top-tier major-party candidate I could comfortably support in the general election. That’s because all the other top-tier candidates have more or less an open-borders policy, which they try to conceal with fool-the-yahoos rhetoric. The latest e-mail from NumbersUSA’s Roy Beck supports my view that Thompson stands out for his immigration views: I find myself overwhelmed with a sense of thanksgiving that – after three decades as a journalist observing reckless, thoughtless federal immigration policies attack the lives of the American people – I can clearly see...