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  • Arizona GOP hits Napolitano on immigration issues

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

    05/11/2005 6:43:54 AM PDT · by Kokojmudd · 19 replies · 616+ views
    Arizona Daily Star ^ | 05.11.2005 | Michael Marizco
    By Michael Marizco ARIZONA DAILY STAR Seven members of a "significant" migrant smuggling ring that operated in Tucson and Mammoth were arrested by federal agents Monday. The seven people arrested are part of a larger group that moved hundreds of people across the Arizona border to states as far away as Florida. The organization used at least four Tucson homes to stash people, and used Western Union to collect a fee from family members of the illegal border crossers it smuggled across. The migrant smugglers admitted to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents that they collected $430,000 in wire transfers,...
  • No License? No Insurance? No Problemo!

    05/10/2005 6:29:15 AM PDT · by Rummyfan · 25 replies · 1,291+ views
    National Review Online ^ | 10 May 2005 | Jack Dunphy
    No License? No Insurance? ¡No Problemo! Driving with Gilbert Cedillo. Perhaps you read of the recent controversy here in southern California concerning those billboards for a Spanish-language television station. The billboards showed the skyline of downtown Los Angeles, superimposed on which was the Angel of Independence, a famous landmark in Mexico City. More galling than that, at least to those who cling to such old-fashioned notions as national sovereignty and recognized borders, was the billboard's copy, which read, "Los Angeles, CA MEXICO." The ensuing hubbub made for great fun on talk radio and all the cable-news yack-fest programs, of course,...
  • Immigrants in Tennessee Issued Certificates to Drive

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

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

    05/08/2005 7:12:22 AM PDT · by occutegirl · 18 replies · 1,117+ views
    Orange County Register ^ | 5/8/2005 | By PEGGY LOWE
    LAGUNA BEACH – An anti-illegal immigration group that wants to shut down day-laborer sites targeted the Laguna Day Workers Center on Saturday, saying the people who hire the workers are breaking federal law. For the first time at the Laguna Canyon Road site, the protesters attracted a counter-protest from a human-rights network defending the short-term workers. The two groups, each with about three dozen people, shouted at each other for about four hours across the two-lane highway, turning the blacktop lanes into a great divide on the debate on undocumented workers. Signs on the south side of the road that...
  • 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...
  • "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...
  • The 1965 Immigration Act: Anatomy of a Disaster: When will we value our national interest?

    12/10/2002 5:08:57 AM PST · by SJackson · 66 replies · 3,483+ views ^ | 12-10-02 | Ben Johnson
    America's current mass immigration mess is the result of a change in the laws in 1965. Prior to 1965, despite some changes in the 50's, America was a low-immigration country basically living under immigration laws written in 1924. Thanks to low immigration, the swamp of cheap labor was largely drained during this period, America became a fundamentally middle-class society, and our many European ethnic groups were brought together into a common national culture. In some ways, this achievement was so complete that we started to take for granted what we had achieved and forgot why it happened. So in a...
  • 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: Governor Hasn't Been a Border Activist

    05/06/2005 9:51:29 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 29 replies · 673+ views
    LA Times ^ | 5/6/05 | Robert Salladay
    SACRAMENTO — Although Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger has flung himself into the roiling debate over illegal immigration in recent weeks, he had virtually ignored the issue since being elected. He made immigration a campaign theme in 2003 by promising to block driver's licenses for illegal immigrants — which he did, in his first major official act — and to secure more federal funds to deal with it. But a review of Schwarzenegger's public speeches and statements shows he has been silent, with a few exceptions, on an issue that has raised alarm across the political spectrum. Lawmakers and immigrant groups say...
  • Effort to let illegals drive in California gets boost - House votes to allow license-like document

    05/06/2005 6:39:36 AM PDT · by calcowgirl · 26 replies · 648+ views
    San Diego Union-Tribune ^ | May 6, 2005 | Michael Gardner
    SACRAMENTO – In an ironic twist, a move by Congress to make it tougher for illegal immigrants to get driver licenses nationwide has given new life to legislation allowing them to drive legally in California. In Washington, the House voted yesterday to establish national standards for driver licenses to make it harder for terrorists to get documents that would effectively prohibit illegal immigrants from getting licenses. The Senate is expected to follow suit next week. But the congressional measure would allow a separate driving document that could not be used, as licenses are, for such things as boarding a plane,...
  • 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...
  • Hispanics threaten California boycott over license bill veto

    09/24/2004 6:51:18 PM PDT · by LouAvul · 107 replies · 1,882+ views
    sacbee ^ | 9-24-04 | michele morgante
    SAN DIEGO (AP) - Angered by Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's veto this week of a bill to allow illegal immigrants to drive legally in California, Hispanic leaders and pro-immigrant groups are organizing protests and a national boycott of the state in their campaign to win the licenses. Supporters of the bill, which was approved by the Democratic-controlled Legislature, said the Republican governor will pay a political price for reneging on promises to reach a compromise. They charge that Schwarzenegger belatedly added a demand that such licenses be specifically marked to differentiate them from licenses held by U.S. citizens and legal residents,...
  • Schwarzenegger Vetoes Calif. Driver's License Bill

    09/22/2004 7:31:32 PM PDT · by JackelopeBreeder · 133 replies · 2,331+ views
    Reuters ^ | 22 September 2004 | Staff
    SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger on Wednesday vetoed a bill that would have allowed illegal immigrants to get a state driver's license. The move was expected after Schwarzenegger cited security concerns in opposing the legislation, which had been proposed by Assembly Speaker Fabian Nunez. "One of the most important duties of the governor of a state is to protect its citizens," Schwarzenegger wrote in his veto message. "Determining the true identity and history of an individual is a key component of that protection. This bill does not adequately address the security concerns that my Department of Homeland...
  • [Cal.] Drivers Licenses [for illegal immigrants; another deal in the works?]

    08/12/2004 3:00:30 PM PDT · by pogo101 · 23 replies · 646+ views
    California Insider Weblog (Sacramento Bee) ^ | August 12, 2004 | Daniel Weintraub
    There's been a flurry of activity on the illegal immigrant drivers license issue in the past day or so. Sen. Gil Cedillo says the governor has given him a counter-offer to his latest proposal and the two are in serious negotiations. Cedillo says a deal is near. Of course, lots of Democrats have said they were "near" deals with the governor this year that never seemed to materialize. Cedillo plans to brief reporters on the latest developments later today.
  • CA: Immigrants Rally For Driver's License Bill - Accuses Gov. Of Dragging Feet

    08/10/2004 7:42:04 PM PDT · by calcowgirl · 38 replies · 1,438+ views
    TheKCRAChannel ^ | August 10, 2004
    Immigrants Rally For Driver's License Bill Group Accuses Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger Of Dragging Feet POSTED: 4:15 pm PDT August 9, 2004 UPDATED: 8:26 am PDT August 10, 2004 SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- Backers of a measure to give California driver's licenses to illegal residents are running out of patience and time. Immigrant groups turned up the heat on Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger Monday, marching at the state Capitol and accusing the governor of dragging his feet on a promise to support a driver's license bill for non-citizens. "We do want what everybody who comes to America (wants), like you did, governor," said...
  • Just say no to driver's licenses for illegal aliens

    07/14/2004 4:11:38 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 64 replies · 1,578+ views
    North County Times ^ | June 14, 2004 | Mark Wyland
    Last year, liberals who dominate the state Legislature passed a bill giving driver's licenses to illegal aliens. This bill was signed into law by then Gov. Gray Davis, who was facing a recall election. The public was outraged. Republican candidates for governor promised to roll back the illegal driver's license bill if one of them were to be elected governor. In the wake of the recall election, the new governor, Arnold Schwarzenegger, made it clear that he intended to live up to his campaign pledge. Shell-shocked by the recall election results, and a gathering referendum drive to repeal the law,...
  • CA: Driver's license bill clears crucial first test in Legislature

    06/15/2004 5:29:58 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 46 replies · 807+ views
    Bakersfield Californian ^ | 6/15/04 | Jim Wasserman - AP
    SACRAMENTO (AP) - A bill allowing an estimated 2 million illegal immigrant drivers in California to get legal driver's licenses cleared a Senate committee Tuesday, which was the bill's first hurdle in the Legislature. The latest attempt to make illegal immigrants eligible for the licenses, the bill would require applicants who cannot prove legal residency in California to be fingerprinted, undergo background checks and get adult sponsors. Illegal immigrants would pay $146 for a license to cover extra costs of guaranteeing that licenses aren't used as a tool for terrorists to move freely in California. Senate Transportation Committee Democrats favored...
  • 'If' (when) Arnold signs SB1160 into law, What will the Republican voter response/reaction be?

    06/06/2004 3:32:59 PM PDT · by MindFire · 43 replies · 410+ views
            Cedillo Amends SB-1160 Threatens National Security, Promotes Fraud SB-1160 Referred to Senate Transportation Committee Reported by Senate on June 3, 2004 If California, and other states pass laws giving driver's licenses to illegal aliens anyone will be able to get one, including Osama Bin-Ladin. If Cedillo-Schwarzenegger's SB-1160 is enacted into law, terrorists will be able to legally apply for a driver's license. This is an immediate repercussion of supporting driver's licenses for illegal aliens. Arnold SB-1160 Univision Interview SB-1160 IS A FRAUD AND PRESENTS A CLEAR AND PRESENT DANGER TO THE NATIONAL SECURITY OF THE UNITED...
  • Governor (Schwarzenegger) upbeat on license bill

    06/06/2004 3:12:54 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 13 replies · 173+ views
    Sac Bee ^ | 6/6/04 | Dan Smith
    HOLT - Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger said Saturday he is very optimistic about reaching agreement on a law offering driver's licenses for undocumented immigrants and denied he is insisting the licenses carry a mark that flags the holders' illegal status. But the Republican governor said such a mark, which license supporters have decried as a scarlet letter that would lead to discrimination and abuse, would be the next best thing if he and lawmakers can't come up with other ways to meet security concerns, principally a way to verify the license applicant's identity. "If they cannot satisfy all of the security...
  • Licenses for lawbreakers (illegal immigrants) -- the sequel (California)

    06/06/2004 2:40:49 PM PDT · by FairOpinion · 22 replies · 448+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | June 6, 2004 | Debra J. Saunders
    FORGET THE HYPE and the threats and the rumors about a deal brewing in Sacramento. California is not going to enact a bill to allow illegal immigrants to apply for driver's licenses this year or anytime soon. SB60 author Sen. Gil Cedillo, D-Los Angeles, proclaimed that the Legislature's about-face was a good thing because the new governor, Arnold Schwarzenegger, had agreed to work with him on a bill this year that would be more acceptable to voters. Did Cedillo actually believe that? At the time, I figured that Cedillo and his supporters were running away from the bill in order...
  • IDs for Illegals: Mexico's 'Matricula Consular' Facilitates Illegal Immigration

    06/03/2004 3:26:51 PM PDT · by StoneColdGOP · 12 replies · 288+ views
    Center for Immigration Studies ^ | 1-28-03 | Marti Dinerstein
    WASHINGTON (January 28, 2003) -- "How do you eat an elephant? One bite at a time." These are the words of a top official in Mexico's foreign ministry, describing his government's piecemeal approach to securing an amnesty for the 3 to 5 million Mexican illegal aliens in the United States, a strategy adopted in the wake of the new security environment in the U.S. after 9/11. The foremost tool in this strategy is the "matricula consular," or consular registration card, that Mexico hopes will be accepted by governments and businesses across the United States, giving illegal aliens legitimate ID to...
  • CA: GOP might be wishing for ruckus, but (demRats may holdup budget for illegals license bill OK)

    05/29/2004 10:13:20 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 8 replies · 222+ views
    Bakersfield Californian ^ | 5/29/04 | Vic Pollard
    SACRAMENTO -- "Have you written anything about the threat to hold up the budget over the drivers' license issue?" Assembly Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy asked me. He wanted me to contribute to a small flurry of news stories this week saying Latino lawmakers were thinking about threatening to block passage of the budget until Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger agrees to sign a bill making drivers' licenses available to illegal immigrants. No, I said. I didn't think it was a serious threat, I told him, even though Latinos may have enough seats in the Assembly and Senate to pull it off. But...
  • Governor (Schwarzenegger) repeats backing for license bill

    05/28/2004 1:19:02 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 34 replies · 180+ views
    Mercury News ^ | 5/28/04 | Andrew LaMar
    SACRAMENTO - Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger on Thursday renewed his support for granting driver's licenses to illegal immigrants -- if security issues can be resolved. The governor's pledge in a private meeting with Latino legislators appeared to ease their concerns. They had feared Schwarzenegger had reneged on a promise to negotiate new legislation to replace a law he pushed the Legislature to repeal last fall. It's clear ``there is a willingness to try to find a compromise that is acceptable to both sides,'' said Sen. Deborah Ortiz, D-Sacramento. It's uncertain how quickly Schwarzenegger and the legislators can reach a deal, and...
  • CA: Drive for licenses

    05/27/2004 10:03:03 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 18 replies · 300+ views
    OC Register ^ | 5/27/04 | John Gittelsohn
    SACRAMENTO – Maria Duran rode a bus all night from Santa Ana to demand her right to get a driver's license. Buses are about the only way to go for Duran, who left Mexico in 1989 to support her five children after her husband abandoned her. Every day, she takes three buses two hours each way to get to her housecleaning job in Newport Beach. Many of her friends have lost cars, jobs, their homes and faced deportation when they were caught driving illegally, she said. "This is my first time here, and it's very emotional," Duran, 49, said Wednesday...
  • Latinos demand law on licenses [Identification as illegal would be like Jew wearing Star of David]

    05/26/2004 7:59:42 AM PDT · by SJackson · 55 replies · 230+ views
    SFGate ^ | 5-26-04
    Governor pressed to back bill giving illegals right to drive Sacramento -- The Legislature's powerful Latino caucus says it is losing patience with Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger for so far failing to support compromise legislation that would let illegal immigrants obtain driver's licenses. The 24 lawmakers will meet with Schwarzenegger on Thursday and plan to say they expect him to keep his promise to support an alternative to the driver's license bill that lawmakers repealed shortly after he won the recall election. Setting up a possible showdown with the popular governor, the caucus, the chief advocate of allowing undocumented immigrants the...
  • Cedillo aide has angry outburst in Catholic church

    05/15/2004 4:44:23 AM PDT · by Stephen25 · 22 replies · 234+ views
    Personal account
      This is what happened friday night, May 14th; apparently this guy is very angry at what I am doing. The following letter is the one I sent to lawmakers, Catholics, and conservative politicial groups. Feel free to pass it along to any interested persons in your circle; they can contact me for further details or a video, if they wish. I went to the Gil Cedillo SB1160 rally May 14th at 7pm. It was held at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church in Santa Ana. As you may know, I have attended two other of these rallies and reported...
  • Cedillo SB1160 Rally: 7 p.m. Friday May 14th in Santa Ana

    05/13/2004 2:27:07 PM PDT · by Stephen25 · 7 replies · 424+ views
    The Orange County Register | May 12, 2004 | OC Register
    Santa Ana- Drivers License March: A March and town-hall meeting in support of driver's licenses for illegal immigrants will take place Friday. The march starts at 6 p.m. at Valley High, 1801 S. Greenville St. A town-hall meeting is scheduled for 7 p.m. at 1100 S. Center St. -Courtney Perkes (714) 704-3709 (this article appeared on page LOCAL 3 May 12.)
  • Why do Catholic Bishops promote & aid pro-abortion, pro-homosexual Senator Gil Cedillo?

    04/07/2004 9:59:58 PM PDT · by Stephen25 · 8 replies · 175+ views
    The man who is leading the fight with Schwarzenegger to give licenses to illegal aliens, State Senator Gil Cedillo, is using Catholic churches to rally his supporters. Cedillo and his group are selective about who attends these meetings on Catholic church property. Some bishops imply/promote the falsehood that 'charity to the poor' requires undermining our borders and sacrificing our sovereignty. This couldnt be further from the truth; and as a lifelong Catholic, I don't appreciate misguided clergy promoting socialist and leftist policies and politicians on church property. The following outlines Cedillo's voting record. His beliefs are 100% contrary to all...
  • California: All 15 Republican Senators give firm 'no' to illegal alien driver license bill

    03/23/2004 3:25:48 PM PST · by John Jorsett · 22 replies · 922+ views
    KFI AM640, Los Angeles, John and Ken Show | Mar 23, 2004 | John JOrsett
    Heard on John and Ken radio show, KFI AM640, Los Angeles. State Senator Gil Cedillo went on Spanish-language talk radio recently and said that his bill to grant driver's licenses to illegals was a "done deal". He claimed that the bill was going to pass with an "urgency clause," which would have prevented the pubic from subjecting the law to a referendum as was the fate of an earlier bill. To pass with an urgency clause requires a two-thirds vote by each chamber of the legislature, meaning that 2 REpublican senators and 6 Republican assemblymen would have had to vote...
  • Cedillo KPLS Transcript on Spanish Radio (Schwarzenegger and licenses for undocumented

    03/17/2004 9:54:57 PM PST · by misunderestimated · 22 replies · 130+ views
    Save Our License/stateS ^ | March 17, 2004M
    Senator Cedillo's comments on SB 1160 Radio host: Respect the Sombrero, the huaraches (leather sandals). But, they don't want to respect us, senator, they don't want to give us licenses. How is this bill coming along, the driver's license bill? Senator Cedillo: As far as the governor is concerned, everything is all right. We are working hard together. We have an agreement with the governor. There are three important points [that make up this] agreement. One, the governor and I want to give a driver's license to all the immigrants that live in California [and] work here, undocumented people, those...
  • California: Governor seeks "referendum proof" illegal alien driver license bill

    03/08/2004 5:38:55 PM PST · by John Jorsett · 157 replies · 942+ views
    KFI AM640, Los Angeles, John and Ken Show | March 8, 2004
    Just heard an appearance on the John and Ken show by Ron Prince, sponsor of the new Proposition 187-type initiative that (if it gets enough signatures) will appear on the November ballot. Prince reports that an associate was attending a meeting with Schwarzenegger aides, on the subject of how Republican candidates should handle their campaigns. In the course of the discussion, the question of the new illegal alien driver licenses came up. An aide answered, "Don't worry about that, we're going for a 'referendum-proof' version." It seems that if the legislature designates a bill as "urgent," two-thirds of the legislators...
  • Are Schwarzenegger and Cedillo trying to pull a fast one?

    03/08/2004 5:38:16 PM PST · by lonewacko_dot_com · 6 replies · 168+ views
    According to Ron Prince of, the new CA driver's licenses for illegal aliens bill is designed to be "referendum-proof" and if it passes, an initiative would need to be created to overturn it. The next time an initiative could be voted on would be two years from now. This was just discussed on the John and Ken Show, and no web page with this information is available yet. The bill (SB1160) was sponsored by Gil Cedillo and marked with an "urgency clause." That urgency clause means that after it's passed by the legislature and signed by the governor, it...
  • RALLY REPORT - Kaloogian and Tancredo ROCK Republican Convention in California!

    02/22/2004 11:15:39 AM PST · by Impeach98 · 370 replies · 3,362+ views
    WOW! COngressman Tom Tancredo (Left), U.S. Senate Candidate Howard Kaloogian (R) (Center), and KSFO AM 560 Talk Show Host Melanie Morgan (Right) Yesterday's rally against giving drivers' licenses to illegal aliens (as proposed by Democrat Gil Cedillo's SB1160 which Repub. Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger says he supports) was a H U G E success. The rally planning had been going on for several weeks. It was set to take place Saturday, February 21st at the Burlingame Hyatt, where the California Republican Party Convention would be taking place. Since Governor Schwarzenegger has said he thinks giving drivers' licenses to illegal aliens...
  • Congressman Tom Tancredo Endorses Kaloogian for Senate!

    02/19/2004 11:08:31 AM PST · by StoneColdGOP · 35 replies · 1,888+ views
    Chairman of Congressional Immigration Caucus to Attend Kaloogian-Led Rally in Burlingame on Saturday The Chairman of the Congressional Immigration Reform Caucus, Congressman Tom Tancredo (R-Colorado), has endorsed Howard Kaloogian for the Republican nomination for U.S. Senate. Tancredo explained that Kaloogian's strong stand against illegal immigration and outstanding service as a conservative Republican State Assemblyman were reasons for his endorsement. Tancredo has offered to assist Kaloogian in a variety of ways in the final two weeks of the campaign. "The United States Senate needs Howard Kaloogian's strong voice and leadership! I endorse his candidacy and offer my wholehearted support" Tancredo said....
  • Howard Kaloogian Organizing "No Licenses for Illegals Rally!", February 21st

    02/12/2004 12:13:30 PM PST · by StoneColdGOP · 63 replies · 234+ views
    Howard Kaloogian for U.S. Senate ^ | 2-12-04 | Sent by email
    Dear Friends,   As I indicated in a previous email, the Democrats in the State Legislature are pushing for a new bill to give drivers’ licenses to illegal aliens – SB 1160.   What has been greatly disappointing to me is that Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger says he supports this effort even after he worked with Republican State Senator Rico Oller to kill the original drivers’ license-for-illegal-aliens bill, SB 60.   Today the language for SB 1160 was introduced and it is apparent that this measure is going to be pushed through the State Legislature and on to Governor Schwarzenegger’s desk...
  • SB1160

    02/11/2004 1:21:49 PM PST · by TatooChick · 46 replies · 644+ views
    California Senate ^ | 2-2-04 | Gil Cedillo
    BILL NUMBER: SB 1160 INTRODUCED BILL TEXT INTRODUCED BY Senator Cedillo FEBRUARY 2, 2004 An act relating to drivers, and declaring the urgency thereof, to take effect immediately. LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST SB 1160, as introduced, Cedillo. Highways: drivers. Existing law makes it unlawful for a person to drive a motor vehicle upon a highway unless that person holds a valid driver's license issued under the Vehicle Code, and provides proof of financial responsibility. This bill would express the intent of the Legislature to enact appropriate legislation that improves the safety of all California residents while operating motor vehicles upon our...