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  • 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...
  • Hard-working, decent, honest people right?

    11/21/2008 4:43:49 AM PST · by Kaslin · 53 replies · 2,177+ views ^ | November 21, 2008 | Mike Gallagher
    It was just an ordinary Wednesday evening for me. Run to the bank, grab some groceries, and head home. As I approached a busy intersection, I watched as a pick-up truck made a crazy, unexpected left turn directly into the path of an oncoming car. The crash sent pieces of metal flying in all directions. Smoke poured from the front of the sedan occupied by a young woman. The pick-up driver backed up a few feet -- and then, unbelievably, he sped off. It took my brain a few seconds to comprehend what was happening: in broad daylight, during rush...
  • McCain Ad Reaches Out to Hispanics

    07/11/2008 8:23:58 AM PDT · by Baron OBeef Dip · 20 replies · 185+ views
    The New York Times ^ | July 11, 2008 | Michael Falcone
    Underscoring the importance of the Hispanic vote, the McCain campaign is going on the air with a new ad that makes a specific appeal to the rapidly growing demographic. In the one-minute television spot, entitled “God’s Children,” Mr. McCain refers to the military service of Hispanics in wars, past and present. He asks Americans to “remember that these are God’s children. They must come into our country legally, but they have enriched our culture and our nation as every generation of immigrants before them." The ad, which will appear in Colorado, Nevada and New Mexico, features scenes of the Vietnam...
  • Shotgun preteen vs. illegal alien Home Invaders [False, as are 99.99% of email stories]

    10/29/2007 4:52:57 PM PDT · by dvan · 90 replies · 7,961+ views
    Email ^ | NA | NA
    Shooting in Butte, Montana Shotgun preteen vs. illegal alien Home Invaders Butte, Montana November 5, 2006 Two illegal aliens, Ralphel Resindez, 23, and Enrico Garza, 26,probably believed they would easily overpower home-alone 11 year old Patricia Harrington after her father had left their two-story home. It seems the two crooks never learned two things: they were in Montana And Patricia had been a clay shooting champion since she was nine. Patricia was in her upstairs room when the two men broke through the Front door of the house. She quickly ran to her father's room and grabbed His 12 gauge...
  • Police: Woman Chases Kids With Samurai Sword

    09/28/2007 1:17:51 PM PDT · by decimon · 70 replies · 195+ views
    The Denver Channel ^ | September 28, 2007 | Wayne Harrison
    EAGLE, Colo. -- An Eagle woman accused of chasing a group of Hispanic children with a sword faces a number of charges, including ethnic intimidation, after allegedly calling them "illegal spics," according to police. Amanda Jane Darling Harris, 21, allegedly chased the children, aged 9 to 15, with an 18-inch samurai sword because they were playing in a parking lot of the Villa apartments, according to a police report. Police investigated the incident on Sept. 20, and Harris was jailed until she posted a $3,500 bond this week. According to the police report, the teens said Harris yelled at...
  • Debate over massive fence plan is heating up in South Texas

    07/08/2007 7:13:18 AM PDT · by Dysart · 89 replies · 1,657+ views
    Star-Telegram ^ | 7-8-07 | JAY ROOT
    EAGLE PASS -- He's been living here off and on for more than half a century, so rancher Bill Moody figured he had experienced about all the excitement and madness the Texas-Mexico border could produce.When there's not a drug bust going down or a lost immigrant begging him for food, Moody sometimes finds himself in the company of Hollywood directors, like the one who filmed Lonesome Dove here years ago and was back again recently working on a prequel called Comanche Moon.But the federal plan for a massive security fence along the border strikes Moody as too far-fetched for a...
  • U.S. immigration defeat frustrates [illegal] workers' dreams (Boo-hoo!!)

    06/28/2007 10:32:55 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 91 replies · 1,619+ views
    Yahoo! News/Reuters ^ | June 28, 2007 | Tim Gaynor and David Schwartz
    PHOENIX (Reuters) - For day laborers seeking work in a sun-baked parking lot on Thursday, defeat of U.S. President George W. Bush's plans for an immigration overhaul has set back their dreams of a normal life. The bill, which sought to give legal status to many of the 12 million undocumented immigrants living in the United States, failed to get enough support in a make-or-break vote in the U.S. Senate. Workers standing around in searing heat outside a building materials store in Phoenix said hopes of an aboveboard life in this country of immigrants had crashed following news of the...
  • Mexican president says vote 'a grave error'

    06/28/2007 3:23:19 PM PDT · by Jet Jaguar · 232 replies · 5,098+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | 20070628 | DUDLEY ALTHAUS
    President Felipe Calderon of Mexico reacted sourly to news of the Senate's rejection of the proposed immigration law overhaul, calling the senators' action "a grave error." "It's a grave mistake first because it's a problem that's not being confronted, and with this evasive action the U.S. Senate is making it worse," Calderon told reporters in Mexico City during a joint news conference with President Daniel Ortega of Nicaragua, who is finishing a two-day visit to the Mexican capital. "Secondly, because to close the door on legal immigration, the only thing the Senate does is open the door to illegal immigration"...
  • GOP leader McConnell says he's undecided [on Amnesty]

    06/22/2007 2:02:44 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 54 replies · 1,460+ views
    The Evansville Courier ^ | June 22, 2007 | CHARLES BABINGTON
    The Senate's Republican leader says he is unsure whether he will vote for the immigration bill President Bush strongly supports, underscoring the measure's precarious status. Sen. Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., has long called for an immigration overhaul, saying the current situation is deeply flawed. And as the Senate minority leader, McConnell is central to shepherding legislation the president wants. But in an interview with The Associated Press on Thursday, McConnell said he would not decide how to vote on the measure until a long series of amendments are disposed of next week. "The bill on the merits is a mixed bag,"...
  • Man Finds Illegals Inside His Kitchen

    06/21/2007 10:34:06 AM PDT · by TejanoJim · 83 replies · 2,602+ views
    KRGV ^ | June 20, 2007
    MISSION - A homeowner found a group of illegals in his kitchen. "One of them ran over and tried to hide in my sister's room," says the man, who didn't want to be identified. Border Patrol agents had followed a suspicious van into the Mission neighborhood. Seventeen illegals inside the van scattered into the neighborhood. A nearby elementary school went into lockdown as a precaution. Some of the illegals ran into neighborhood homes. A man, we'll call "Emilio," says his dog noticed them first and started barking. That's when Emilio got out his bedroom and found the people. "They were...
  • Still Trying to Sell Us Out

    06/19/2007 2:51:31 PM PDT · by rob21 · 6 replies · 260+ views
    Bloggers4DuncanHunter ^ | June 19, 2007
    The American people stood up and achieved a great victory two weeks ago when the Kennedy/Bush/LaRaza/Big Business immigration “reform” bill was stalled in the Senate. However, as sure as the sun rises ever day, our politicians seem hell-bent on selling our country up the river to cheap, illegal labor and Democratic-leaning immigrant votes. Columnist William Rusher nails the problem on the head that is facing conservative Republicans who want real immigration reform, not necessarily deportation of 12 million people, but real, true reform and border enforcement. He echoes exactly what I have been saying for over a year about this...
  • Not a bad idea for proving its really amnesty

    06/13/2007 6:57:27 AM PDT · by quickuseuse · 3 replies · 266+ views
    Blog ^ | June 13 2007 | "Lovechild"
    2 FREE WAYS TO SMOKE OUT THE S.1348 AMNESTY! Drop this bomblet into the bill: No undocumented foreign national currently in the United States shall receive any right or privilege not available to any foreign national outside the country. Or, far more explosive: All foreign nationals currently outside the United States shall receive the same rights and privileges available to those undocumented foreign nationals currently inside the country. In other words, instead of trying to show that what's being proposed is amnesty, dare the proposers to put into practice their conviction that there's no amnesty there!
  • Show Us the E-mails, Senators (Rush Limbaugh: some senators claim anti-illegals are racists)

    06/12/2007 5:20:23 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 83 replies · 2,938+ views ^ | June 11, 2007 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: I was going to call in to the show on Friday and do some minor gloating and take a little credit here for the immigration bill being pulled, but right about the time I hit my third birdie on the front nine I said, "To hell with it, I'm going to keep playing golf." Besides, in all candor, it's not dead. It's still on life support. The president's going to meet with some people: Congress, GOP, probably Ted Kennedy, too, sometime tomorrow. It may even go up to the Capitol. The original meeting was supposed to be lunch at...
  • Immigration's bad guys

    06/05/2007 5:47:35 AM PDT · by gpapa · 35 replies · 1,097+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | June 5, 2007 | Jonah Goldberg
    ENOUGH Emma Lazarus. For many of us, the definitive pro-immigration speech comes from Bill Murray in "Stripes": "We're all very different people. We're not Watusi, we're not Spartans, we're Americans. With a capital 'A.' And you know what that means? Do you? That means that our forefathers were kicked out of every decent country in the world. We are the wretched refuse. We're the underdog. We're mutts…. But there's no animal that's more faithful, that's more loyal, more lovable than the mutt. Who saw 'Old Yeller'? … I cried my eyes out." Murray's speech may lack poetry and intellectual rigor,...
  • SAVAGE NATION LIVE!! Tuesday, May 29, 2007

    05/29/2007 2:30:03 PM PDT · by Tarkus2040 · 240 replies · 2,345+ views
  • Just 26% Favor Senate Immigration Plan

    05/23/2007 8:48:12 AM PDT · by notes2005 · 112 replies · 3,343+ views
    Rasmussen Reports ^ | May 23, 2007 | Rasmussen
    Initial public reaction to the immigration proposal being debated in the Senate is decidedly negative. A Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey conducted Monday and Tuesday night shows that just 26% of American voters favor passage of the legislation. Forty-eight percent (48%) are opposed while 26% are not sure. The bi-partisan agreement among influential Senators and the White House has been met with bi-partisan opposition among the public. The measure is opposed by 47% of Republicans, 51% of Democrats, and 46% of those not affiliated with either major party. The enforcement side of the debate is clearly where the public passion...
  • Amnesty must be opposed by those who have worn the uniform

    05/22/2007 9:47:30 AM PDT · by Trueblackman · 92 replies · 1,217+ views
    myself | May 22, 2007 | Trueblackman
    I as a veteran am completely opposed to any form of amnesty for illegal allies living and working in the United States of America. Just like myself in 1993, the President and Congress took a Constitutional Oath to defend this nations from enemies foreign and domestic, now rather than do their Constitutional Duty in enforcing our immigration laws, it seem that President Bush and Congress are seeking to give citizenship to those who have done nothing to earn it, broke our laws in coming here illegally and commit crimes, flee our justice system and leave maimed and dead Americans in...
  • Immigration Fact Check: Responding to Key Myths

    05/22/2007 8:55:24 AM PDT · by Politicalmom · 31 replies · 1,120+ views
    Standard Newswire ^ | May 22, 2007 | White House
    WASHINGTON, May 22 /Standard Newswire/ -- The following is an Immigration Fact Check: Responding to Key Myths released by the White House: 1. MYTH: Ending the current green card backlog would result in 900,000 new residents per year on top of current numbers. * FACT: The current proposal aims to end the green card backlog in eight years. However, this does not mean that 3.5 to 4 million people over the current number will be admitted into the country. The backlog will be cleared in two ways: * 240,000 green cards are being shifted from other priorities within the existing...
  • If We Build It They Won't Come (by Duncan Hunter)

    05/22/2007 4:29:15 AM PDT · by Ultra Sonic 007 · 72 replies · 1,584+ views
    Human Events ^ | 05/22/2007 | Rep. Duncan Hunter
    It’s much tougher than it should be to secure America’s borders. While the technology and manpower are all within reach, what seems beyond our grasp is the ability to act. Take last year’s legislation calling for construction of 854 miles of fence on our Southern border. It’s all too obvious that America is under threat because its land borders are largely porous and unprotected. In response last year Congress passed, and the President signed into law, legislation calling for the construction of those 854 miles of border fencing along the U.S.-Mexico border. Despite this legislative mandate by the U.S. Congress,...
  • Illegal Aliens Are More Likely to Commit Crimes, Group Claims

    05/20/2007 8:20:07 PM PDT · by neverdem · 20 replies · 714+ views ^ | March 12, 2007 | Monisha Bansal
    ( - People who violate immigration laws are more likely to violate other laws, according to an immigration reform group that said the findings differ from previous studies showing that immigrants to the United States commit fewer crimes. The Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR) said these previous studies - especially one last month by the Immigration Policy Center (IPC) - "are misleading because they lump legal and illegal immigrants together." "The use of that [U.S. Census Bureau] data is virtually guaranteed to demonstrate a lower incidence of criminal activity because of the screening process to which legal immigrants and...
  • Senator Graham Press Release

    05/19/2007 6:12:26 PM PDT · by Reaganwuzthebest · 158 replies · 3,208+ views
    Senator Graham Press Release ^ | May 19, 2007 | Lindsey Graham
    WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina) today made these statements on comprehensive immigration reform plan. General Thoughts: "Over the last few months, I have spoken with President Bush almost every week and met with him twice about immigration reform. Secretary Chertoff and Secretary Gutierrez have been there every step of the way. There would be no bill without their hard work. "Today we charted a new path for our nation's immigration policies. "We break the cycle of chain migration by placing a premium on the education and job skills of new immigrants coming to the United States. This...
  • Border agents hit illegals bill

    05/19/2007 12:37:01 AM PDT · by JohnHuang2 · 31 replies · 1,193+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 5/19/07 | By Jerry Seper
    The leadership of all 11,000 nonsupervisory U.S. Border Patrol agents yesterday criticized an immigration compromise by senators and the Bush administration as "piecemeal" legislation that invites future terrorist attacks and fails to secure the nation's borders. "Every person who has ever risked their life securing our borders is extremely disheartened to see some of our elected representatives once again waving the white flag on the issues of illegal immigration and border security," National Border Patrol Council President T.J. Bonner said. "Rewarding criminal behavior has never induced anyone to abide by the law, and there is no reason to believe the...
  • Hot Topic - Reader Responses to the Wall Street Journal's IMMIGRATION OPENING Editorial

    05/19/2007 10:49:11 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 25 replies · 1,600+ views
    <p>This morning, the Wall Street Journal published an editorial endorsing the Kennedy McCain Immigration Bill with the proviso that it unfairly restricted immigration to persons with the greatest skills, and still provided too many barriers to entry.</p> <p>And after these 12 million elect a socialist-type government, as is the usual inclination in Latin America, and the U.S. has an unemployment rate like that of France (or Brazil), will the WSJ megabrains tell us how to fix the problem? Or will you all be living in gated compounds next to the Clintons in their new Dominican Republic retreat? And after you have succeeded in turning the U.S. into a Latin American plutocracy, where U.S. businesses have paid the "fines" for their indentured servants, a k a Z visa employees, and the middle class has disappeared, will you have any shame at all? Hasta la vista.</p>
  • Mexico welcomes U.S. immigration pact

    05/19/2007 12:46:54 PM PDT · by TaxPayer2000 · 34 replies · 696+ views ^ | 2007-05-19 09:38:27 | Editor: Sun Yunlong
    MEXICO CITY, May 18 (Xinhua) -- The Mexican government said on Friday that the immigration pact reached by U.S. Democratic and Republican senators is a positive step to achieve an integral immigration reform that will benefit millions of Mexicans. "The Mexican government expects a substantial migratory reform will be discussed with practical and realistic solutions," Mexican Foreign Ministry Spokesman Victor Aviles said on Friday. The proposal, which still has to be approved by Congress, is an important step towards the approval of an integral immigration reform this year, Aviles said. "Mexico expects everyone to contribute objectively and positively to overcome...
  • Filibuster McCain/Kennedy Immigration Bill

    05/19/2007 2:44:15 PM PDT · by Jackbee · 26 replies · 1,009+ views
    5/19/07 | Jackbee
    Don't worry about Iraq. We are surrendering to Mexico on Monday. If the McCain/Kennedy immigration bill passes, we will have lost the Nation as we know it. In 30 to 50 years, the descendents of the people who founded and built this country will be English-speaking aliens in their own land. By surrendering on the legislation that will be voted on Monday 5/21 or Tuesday 5/22, the future of the United States will be turned over to the aliens in our midst. Our liberal public benefits will selectively attract and support the most needy and reproductive segments of the Mexican...
  • Bordering on Progress (How the immigration bill came together in the Senate.)

    05/19/2007 8:12:37 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 53 replies · 1,342+ views
    The Weekly Standard ^ | May 28, 2007 | Fred Barnes
    In 2006, with Republicans in control of the Senate, an immigration bill that was anathema to most Republicans passed the Senate by a filibuster-proof margin. Now, oddly enough, with Democrats in charge, the Senate is likely to approve an immigration bill--call it Kyl-Kennedy--that from a Republican perspective represents a major improvement over the earlier bill in almost every conceivable way. We have three people to thank for this. The first is Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell, who in January set in motion the process that led to the bipartisan compromise on immigration reached last week. The second is Arizona Republican...
  • Myth/Fact: Ten Key Myths About the Border Security and Immigration Reform Agreement

    05/18/2007 7:25:11 PM PDT · by deport · 434 replies · 5,555+ views
    Office of the Press Secretary ^ | 5-18-2007 | White House
    For Immediate ReleaseOffice of the Press SecretaryMay 18, 2007 Myth/Fact: Ten Key Myths About the Border Security and Immigration Reform Agreement   White House News 1. MYTH: This is amnesty. FACT: Amnesty is the forgiveness of an offense without penalty. This proposal is not amnesty because illegal workers must acknowledge that they broke the law, pay a $1,000 fine, and undergo criminal background checks to obtain a Z visa granting temporary legal status. FACT: To apply for a green card at a date years into the future, Z visa workers must wait in line behind those who applied lawfully, pay...
  • Bush Removes Provision Requiring Back taxes From Illegal Immigrants

    05/19/2007 3:54:46 AM PDT · by Jim Noble · 169 replies · 5,877+ views
    Boston Globe ^ | May 19, 2007 | Michael Kranish
    The Bush administration insisted on a little-noticed change in the bipartisan Senate immigration bill that would enable 12 million undocumented residents to avoid paying back taxes or associated fines to the Internal Revenue Service, officials said. An independent analyst estimated the decision could cost the IRS tens of billions of dollars. A provision requiring payment of back taxes had been in the initial version of a bill proposed by Senator Edward M. Kennedy, the Massachusetts Democrat. But the administration called for the provision to be removed due to concern that it would be too difficult to figure out which illegal...
  • Rep. Steve King: Immigration Reform a 'Sham'

    05/18/2007 1:51:10 PM PDT · by kellynla · 32 replies · 952+ views ^ | May 18, 2007 | staff
    Rep. Steve King, R-Iowa, says the immigration measure proposed by the Senate "has a good chance” of passing in the House, but he is adamantly opposed to it. King, appearing as a guest Friday on Fox News Channel, called the bill a "hand grenade” that the Senate will likely pass before the Memorial Day break and toss back to the House as the senators "run for the hills” in their home states. "We do not have a procedural way to stop it if Nancy Pelosi determines that she is going to bring that bill to the floor,” King said. "They...
  • Deal May Legalize Millions of (Illegal) Immigrants

    05/18/2007 1:55:17 PM PDT · by kellynla · 14 replies · 627+ views
    WASHINGTON -- In a striking reach across party lines, the White House and key lawmakers agreed Thursday on a sweeping immigration plan to grant legal status to millions of people in the country unlawfully. Sealed after months of secretive bargaining, the deal mandates bolstered border security and a high-tech employment verification system to prevent illegal workers from getting jobs. President Bush said the proposal would "help enforce our borders but equally importantly, it'll treat people with respect." The compromise brought together an unlikely alliance of liberal Democrats such as Sen. Edward M. Kennedy of Massachusetts and conservative Republicans such as...
  • Rotten Deal (No matter what you call it, it's amnesty)

    05/18/2007 7:49:14 AM PDT · by greyfoxx39 · 39 replies · 913+ views
    National Review ^ | May 18, 2007 | Rich Lowry
    The U.S. has now constructed .286 percent of the 700 miles of fencing on the southern border provided for in 2006’s Secure Fence Act. That is sufficient for a bipartisan group of senators to want to effectively declare this brief national experiment with immigration enforcement effectively over. -anip And it is an amnesty, no matter what supporters call it. Sen. John McCain, a backer of the deal, unleashed this howler at the GOP presidential debate: “I have never supported amnesty and never would.” But the 12 million illegals here before January would get probationary legal status immediately when the bill...
  • Mexicans fear U.S. immigration plan

    05/18/2007 9:54:18 AM PDT · by 1066AD · 68 replies · 2,003+ views
    AP via Yahoo! ^ | 5/18/2007 | TRACI CARL
    Back to Story - Help Mexicans fear U.S. immigration plan By TRACI CARL, Associated Press Writer 28 minutes ago Congress' new immigration plan was bad news for tens of thousands of poor Mexicans who depend on a U.S. guestworker program for temporary jobs in agriculture and other seasonal work, such as landscaping and construction. Millions of would-be migrants have been holding tight to President Bush's promise that they could one day apply for temporary visas to get a glimpse of the American dream. At the U.S. Consulate in Monterrey, which hands out more temporary visas than any other consulate or...
  • When did our Politicians start selling the American people out? (Vanity)

    05/18/2007 11:06:14 AM PDT · by balboa · 76 replies · 1,345+ views
    May 18 2006 | balboa
    Why is the Politicians, that are suppose to be protecting our country, and economy, selling the United States out? Why would they choose to hand over our American rights, to 12 million illegal immigrants, that are doing nothing but committing crimes, ruining neighborhoods, taking jobs, and stealing government and American benefits. It makes no sense, but what does make sense is that the people who are in office were put there by us. These same people that are suppose to be listening to us, the American People. The only way for them to understand that we do not want the...
  • Republicans Really Are the Stupid Party(And the GOP Senators just proved that again yesterday.)

    05/18/2007 10:29:45 AM PDT · by kellynla · 105 replies · 2,270+ views ^ | May 18, 2007 | John Hawkins
    <p>The "stupid party" moniker has often been applied to the GOP, but seldom has it been more applicable than it is to today's Republican Party.</p> <p>The Republican politicians, insulated from the real world in D.C., are too timid to take on the Democrats, too arrogant to listen to their constituents, and have an antagonistic attitude towards the grass roots activists who should be their biggest supporters. No matter how big of a screw-up the Democrats make or how outrageous their behavior is, they can also count on their Republican pals across the aisle to meekly cut them a break while simultaneously going out of their way to irritate conservatives.</p>
  • Bipartisan Immigration Deal Reached(Amnesty Details)

    05/18/2007 4:25:52 AM PDT · by kellynla · 87 replies · 1,654+ views
    Orange County Register ^ | May 17, 2007 | DENA BUNIS
    WASHINGTON The Senate is poised to begin debate on the most sweeping immigration overhaul in decades after a bipartisan group of lawmakers announced they have agreed on a deal. Their draft would provide a way for millions of undocumented immigrants to come forward and live and work legally in the United Sates. "Politics is the art of the possible, and the agreement we just reached is the best possible chance we will have in years to secure our borders, bring millions of people out of the shadows and into the sunshine of America,'' Sen. Edward Kennedy, D-Mass., said Thursay. Kennedy,...
  • Kenosha Deputy Fatally Shot During Traffic Stop (suspect had 8 aliases & 5 Social Security numbers)

    05/18/2007 10:27:28 AM PDT · by AuntB · 70 replies · 2,471+ views
    WISN - Milwaukee ^ | May 18, 2007 | WISN
    Man Arrested After Intense Search A deputy was shot and killed during a routine traffic stop, and a suspect is in custody after an intense manhunt by land and air, a Kenosha County sheriff's official said Thursday. Deputy Frank Fabiano Jr. was trying to pull over a red Chevrolet Astro van near the University of Wisconsin-Parkside campus at about 11:37 p.m. Wednesday when he was shot once in the face, according to the Kenosha County Sheriff's Department. A Parkside police officer serving as a backup radioed that shots had been fired and a deputy was down. He also returned fire,...
  • DeMint Statement on Immigration Deal ("I don't care how you try to spin it, this is amnesty.")

    05/17/2007 1:17:54 PM PDT · by bnelson44 · 217 replies · 7,776+ views
    DeMint ^ | 5/17/07
    May 17th, 2007 - Washington, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator DeMint made the following statement: “I hope we don't take a thousand page bill written in secret and try to ram it through the Senate in a few days. This is a very important issue for America and we need time to debate it.” “But the little we do know about the bill is troubling. According to reports, the bill contains a new 'Z Visa' that allows those who entered our country illegally to stay here permanently without ever returning home. This rewards people who broke the law with permanent...
  • The US of IA

    05/17/2007 2:11:45 PM PDT · by BigAlPro · 6 replies · 541+ views ^ | May 17, 2007 | Alan Helvig
    Unpublished - The US of IA - by Alan Helvig Our elected officials in Washington are not listening to the voice of the American people. We have been begging them for years to do something about the illegal immigration problem in this country. We have called for secure borders and improved conditions for our border guards. We have requested tougher laws and stiffer penalties for American business owners who hire illegal aliens. Most of all, we have demanded over and over again that there is to be absolutely "NO AMNESTY" for these international trespassers. A few hours ago, a team...
  • Deal struck on immigration bill (in the Senate, now over to the House for action)

    05/17/2007 10:16:31 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 1,577 replies · 38,248+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 5/17/07 | Julie Hirschfeld Davis - ap
    WASHINGTON - A bipartisan group of senators reached agreement with the White House Thursday on an immigration overhaul to grant quick legal status to millions of illegal immigrants already in the U.S. and fortify the border against new ones. One of the key negotiators, Sen. Edward M. Kennedy, D-Mass., said he expects President Bush to endorse it. The deal came after weeks of painstaking closed-door negotiations that brought the most liberal Democrats and the most conservative Republicans together with Bush's Cabinet officers to produce a highly complex measure that carries heavy political consequences. It set the stage for what promises...
  • Broken border promises

    05/17/2007 9:26:45 AM PDT · by radar101 · 4 replies · 450+ views
    WashTimes ^ | 17 MAY 2007 | Tom Tancredo
    In January 2004, President Bush proposed a sweeping new guest-worker and amnesty plan for illegal aliens. More than two years later, in June 2006, he announced a series of moves aimed at showing he was at long last getting serious about border security. Unfortunately, under his plan border security cannot even come close to reality until at least 2010. Congress should acknowledge this fact and postpone any immigration overhaul until border security is a reality, not another broken promise. The president's 2006 plan for border security had three parts. First, he announced he was sending 6,000 National Guard troops to...
  • Sources: Senate GOP on Verge of Amnesty Deal (THEY BETTER KILL THIS AMNESTY BILL AGAIN)

    05/16/2007 7:21:38 AM PDT · by BMC1 · 19 replies · 915+ views
    Redstate ^ | May16, 2007 | Jeff
    Sources on Capitol Hill tell me the Senate may be very close to a deal on comprehensive immigration reform. But as the immigration deal comes together, Senate conservatives are growing uneasy about the state of the negotiations, fearing that Republican leadership will sell out to the Bush Administration and liberal Democrats to give amnesty to illegal aliens. The issue boils down to whether Senate Republicans leaders, including Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (Ky.) and Conference Chairman Jon Kyl (Ariz.), will give Democrats a free pass to bring up the bill without ever giving Republicans a chance to review it. Sen. Teddy...
  • Immigration Deal Would Grant Amnesty to Parents, Spouses and Children

    05/16/2007 2:33:23 PM PDT · by BradtotheBone · 323 replies · 10,633+ views
    Red State ^ | May 16, 2007
    UPDATE: Six conservative senators are demanding that Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R.-Ky.) negotiate a “full and open debate” on the immigration legislation. Senate Democrats and Republicans are working feverishly with the White House to put the finishing touches on an immigration proposal that could be announced later today or tomorrow. The deal would give illegal aliens living in the United States amnesty, according to confidential sources. It would also allow illegal aliens to bring their parents, spouses and children into the United States. Multiple sources on Capitol Hill with knowledge of the proposal said Sen. Teddy Kennedy (D.-Mass.) has been...
  • Aiding and Abetting Illegals

    05/14/2007 6:25:25 PM PDT · by T.L.Sink · 11 replies · 669+ views
    Washington Times ^ | May 13, '07 | Editorial
    Maryland is aiding and abetting illegal immigration. New outrages in recent days serve to highlight the fact that Maryland has become an increasingly welcoming place for illegal aliens - with taxpayers footing the bill - and is likely to become even more so in the brave new world of one-party liberalism. On Monday, Jerry Seper of the Washington Times reported that CASA of Maryland Inc. - the state's leading advocacy group on behalf of illegals - is distributing guidebooks instructing people targeted by federal immigration agents during job-site raids not to cooperate with authorities if they are detained or arrested....
  • Republicans weigh immigration options

    04/23/2007 6:18:16 PM PDT · by Sharks · 22 replies · 706+ views ^ | 4-23-07 | JULIE HIRSCHFELD DAVIS, Associated Press Writer
    WASHINGTON - Searching for a bipartisan deal on immigration, Republicans are backing off from strict conditions they floated earlier this year for allowing illegal immigrants a crack at citizenship. Deep rifts are keeping the two parties from agreeing on a broad overhaul, however, with only a couple of weeks left to reach a compromise under a self-imposed Senate deadline. An intense round of closed-door talks among Cabinet officials and Senate Republicans and Democrats has reached a critical bargaining stage, congressional officials and lobbyists said. Senior lawmakers from opposite sides of the spectrum — led by liberal Sen. Edward Kennedy (news,...
  • Border agents reject leaders Ramos-Compean, 'amnesty' cited in unanimous no-confidence vote

    04/23/2007 5:05:05 PM PDT · by SwinneySwitch · 38 replies · 1,370+ views ^ | April 23, 2007
    INVASION USA Citing the case of imprisoned former agents Ignacio Ramos and Jose Alonso Compean among other complaints, all 100 top leaders of the National Border Patrol Council have endorsed a no-confidence resolution against Chief David V. Aguilar. The union, which represents 11,000 of the U.S. Border Patrol's nonsupervisory field agents, pointed to Aguilar's willingness to believe the "perjured allegations" of criminal aliens over his own agents, in a statement issued today, first reported by the Washington Times. Ramos and Compean are among a number of agents who recently have been prosecuted on civil rights grounds for their actions in...
  • Rolling Gunfight on Southwest Freeway Kills 1

    04/19/2007 9:28:43 PM PDT · by BnBlFlag · 14 replies · 984+ views
    The Houston Chronicle ^ | 4-17-07 | Robert Crowe and Kevin Moran
    April 17, 2007, 5:15PM Rolling gunfight on Southwest Freeway kills 1 Several others wounded in possible battle between rival smugglers By ROBERT CROWE and KEVIN MORAN Copyright 2007 Houston Chronicle TOOLS Email Get section feed Print Subscribe NOW Recommend At least one man was killed and several were wounded when rival immigrant-smuggling gangs engaged in a noontime gunbattle that started on the Southwest Freeway and ended on the feeder road, police said. Authorities suspect one gang was attempting to steal a load of immigrants from the other. "It's unknown if it was a coyote operation or a rip of some...
  • SAVAGE NATION LIVE!! Monday, March 05, 2007

    03/05/2007 2:39:45 PM PST · by Tarkus2040 · 253 replies · 1,877+ views
  • More Americans killed by illegal aliens than Iraq war, study says

    02/22/2007 7:51:41 AM PST · by Sen Jack S. Fogbound · 73 replies · 3,007+ views
    Agape Press via GOPUSA ^ | 2/22/2007 | Jim Brown, Agape Press
    More Americans killed by illegal aliens than Iraq war, study says By Jim Brown AgapePress February 22, 2007 (AgapePress) -- Illegal aliens are killing more Americans than the Iraq war, says a new report from Family Security Matters that estimates some 2,158 murders are committed every year by illegal aliens in the U.S. The group says that number is more than 15 percent of all the murders reported by the Federal Bureau of Investigation in the U.S. and about three times the representation of illegal aliens in the general population.
  • As Border Patrol shifts resources, migrants return to California (like squeezing a balloon)

    08/06/2006 10:48:50 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 7 replies · 549+ views
    ap on Riverside Press Enterprise ^ | 8/6/06 | Elliot Spagat - ap
    TECATE The number of immigrants illegally jumping the California-Mexico border appears to be increasing as enforcement gets tougher in Arizona, Border Patrol arrest statistics suggest. It's known as the water-balloon effect: Squeeze one spot and illegal immigration will bulge elsewhere along the 1,952-mile frontier. While overall arrests have fallen a modest 3 percent since October, they are up sharply in some places, including the San Diego area. Thanks to a surge in hiring new agents, the Border Patrol says it's ready for a shift in traffic. Skeptics aren't so sure. In the early 1990s, San Diego was overrun by border...
  • President Bush puts Valley visit on calendar[Texas]

    07/29/2006 2:29:45 PM PDT · by SwinneySwitch · 11 replies · 462+ views
    The Monitor ^ | July 29,2006 | Andres R. Martinez
    MISSION — President Bush is scheduled to visit Anzalduas Park on Thursday, the latest in a multi-city stump for immigration reform. The president will tour the park, which borders the Rio Grande, and discuss his five-point immigration plan unveiled in a primetime address on May 15, a White House spokesman said. Since May, Bush has visited the border cities of Yuma, Ariz. and Laredo to push a guest-worker program for immigrants and the deployment of 6,000 National Guard troops to the border for at least two years. More than 2,500 of those troops are expected to work on the Texas...