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  • New wave of Islamic immigration planned for U.S. (Some call it open invitation for jihadists)

    03/22/2015 6:53:18 PM PDT · by Perseverando · 17 replies
    WND ^ | March 22, 2015 | Leo Hohmann
    The number of students graduating with STEM degrees already far exceeds the number of STEM jobs available but powerful interests in the business community are pushing Congress to allow more foreign skilled workers into the country. Congress is considering new immigration laws that would flood the U.S. with “guest workers” from the Middle East and Asia, a plan some are calling an open invitation for jihadists to walk right through America’s front door. Critics say lawmakers – including top Republican leaders – are playing with fire and could jeopardize national security with the proposals to double or even triple...
  • A guest worker program for Georgia?

    01/02/2012 6:58:29 PM PST · by MamaDearest · 15 replies
    Atlanta Journal Constitution ^ | January 2, 2012 | Jeremy Redmon
    Georgia Agricultural Commissioner Gary Black is preparing to release the results of a long-awaited report about whether the state can legally create its own guest worker-program. Black is expected to release the report at a 2 p.m. news conference Tuesday at the Georgia Department of Agriculture’s headquarters office in downtown Atlanta. His report could help set the tone of the debate over illegal immigration in the upcoming state legislative session. Last year, Black said his department would consult with officials in Utah, which has enacted a law to allow illegal immigrants to get permits to work there. There is sharp...
  • Coates files bill to create Guest Worker Program

    12/05/2011 7:08:16 PM PST · by moonshinner_09 · 17 replies
    The State Column ^ | December 05, 2011 | The State Column
    In an effort to stimulate Oklahoma’s economy and allow the state to be more competitive with out-of-state companies, Sen. Harry Coates filed the Oklahoma Guest Worker Program Act Monday. Senate Bill 995, which is similar to Utah efforts, would allow illegal immigrants to legally work in the state providing a boost to sales and tax revenues. The bill will stop workers from continuing to flee to surrounding states such as Texas as well as attract hundreds of workers back to jobs that are chronically unfilled in the state. “Since the passage of House Bill 1804, we’ve seen a mass exodus...
  • Birthright Citizenship for the Children of Visitors: A National Security Problem in the Making?

    03/16/2011 5:07:47 PM PDT · by mcosta79 · 19 replies
    Center for Immigration Studies ^ | March 16, 2011 | W.D. Reasoner
    The author estimates that nearly 200,000 children are born here annually to foreign women admitted as visitors; that is, tourists, students, guestworkers, and other non-immigrant categories. There is a national security dimension to this issue, as illustrated by the case of one individual in this category: Anwar al Awlaki, the American-born cleric and spiritual advisor to terrorists.
  • Utah's new immigration law will make things worse

    03/11/2011 5:05:15 PM PST · by moonshinner_09 · 4 replies
    StandardNet ^ | March 11, 2011 | Chris Crowder
    UNEDITED) Utah's Grand Old Party (the GOP) took one right out of President Obama's playbook this session when they passed a new Illegal Immigration bill, which I call Utah's Obama-gration law. Now from the beginning, let me set one thing straight. ObamaCare has some really good ideas in it, ideas that everyone would agree on. And the same goes for Utah's new Obama-gration law, HB116. It has some good things in it that everyone agrees on. But that is not the issue. The issue is the "little bitty part" that is Unconstitutional. You see individual States do not have the...
  • A Better Way (A guest-worker program is the best way to handle American immigration)

    04/27/2009 7:35:17 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 32 replies · 837+ views
    National Review ^ | 4/27/2009 | Mallory Factor
    When the Obama administration admitted last month that it was studying a request by Texas governor Rick Perry to send National Guard troops to the Mexican border, and was also considering backing an immigration-reform bill this year, immigration returned to the news. But the old answers — enforcement, amnesty, or some “comprehensive” combination of the two — won’t work, at least if “work” is defined to mean “reduce the number of illegal entries.” Consider enforcement. Last year the federal government scrapped, after just three weeks, a pilot program that urged illegal immigrants to turn themselves in for deportation. And no...
  • Exclusive: How Many Subprime Mortgages Were Awarded to Illegal Aliens?

    12/16/2008 7:32:55 PM PST · by Sammy67 · 22 replies · 1,558+ views
    familysecuritymatters ^ | 12/16/08 | Michael Cutler
    This short news report might have been a bit longer if it had been written a couple of weeks later than it was. This story is dated September 5th and deals with one of the key issues about immigration that virtually no one is willing to talk about - especially politicians and others who subscribe to the open borders philosophy and to the idea of providing the millions of illegal aliens who are in our country with a Guest Worker Amnesty Program and a "Pathway to United States Citizenship." It deals with illegal aliens using stolen Social Security numbers and...
  • UFW signs pact with Mexican state for guest workers on U.S. farms

    04/18/2008 7:29:44 AM PDT · by radar101 · 5 replies · 226+ views
    SacBee ^ | April 18, 2008 | Susan Ferriss -
    The United Farm Workers union has signed an agreement with a Mexican state to help recruit guest workers to labor on U.S. farms legally – and under union contract. "If this is something that's going to be utilized more in the future, then we've got to get in on it," UFW President Arturo Rodriguez said of the H-2A guest worker program. "We're looking for enlightened employers who are willing to sit down and do this with us." The agreement was signed in early April in the western state of Michoacan, which has a long history of migration to California and...
  • Outraged Indian Workers Take To The Streets[New Orleans][Guest Workers]

    03/10/2008 7:13:49 PM PDT · by BGHater · 27 replies · 1,003+ views
    WDSU ^ | 10 Mar 2008 | WDSU
    Hundreds of Indian guest workers rallied in the street Monday. The rally began uptown around 10 a.m. at the Coliseum Square Fountain. According to a press release, 500 workers had filed a class-action anti-racketeering suit against Signal International and various recruiters, including New Orleans attorney Malvern Burnett. The workers, members of the Alliance of Guest Workers for Dignity, filed the lawsuit in federal court in New Orleans late Friday. According to the statement from the workers, about 500 Indian welders and pipefitters were “trafficked” to the Gulf Coast to work for signal, a Northrop Grumman subcontractor. Their complaint alleged that...
  • We the People need Illegal immigration? (response to Arkansas Press Release

    06/20/2007 1:23:26 PM PDT · by pulaskibush · 3 replies · 667+ views
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Kenny J. Wallis President of KeepArkansasLegal Little Rock, Arkansas"The rise in illegal border-crossing by Mexican 'wetbacks' to a current rate of more than 1,000,000 cases a year has been accompanied by a curious relaxation in ethical standards extending all the way from the farmer-exploiters of this contraband labor to the highest levels of the Federal Government."- Dwight Eisenhower. Little Rock, AR – June 20 2007- KeepArkansasLegal would like to disprove one of the biggest lies being repeated by illegal alien supporters; that our economy depends on illegal aliens. On June 20 2007, Farm Lobby groups in...
  • No to Amnesty! No to Guestworker petition!

    05/29/2007 7:33:29 PM PDT · by redwill · 17 replies · 1,208+ views
    Newsbull ^ | 5/29/07 | William Fine
    National Alliance for Worker and Employer Rights petition against any Comprehensive Immigration Reform Bill including Amnesty and Guest Worker programs for Illegals in the United States of America
  • No to Amnesty! No to Guestworker for Illegal Aliens

    05/24/2007 7:19:08 AM PDT · by redwill · 2 replies · 364+ views
    Newsbull ^ | 5/24/07 | William Fine
    No to Amnesty ! No to a Guest Worker Program for Illegals petition to Congress: Today, History repeated itself. As it was with CIRA one year ago Congress is again failing to listen to you the working families of America. How is S.1348 any better than CIRA? It is not. 5,300 people have signed this petition rejecting Amnesty and Guestworker and many more will do so in the days to come. They should be thanked for their true patriotism. This is a petition that understands that no comprehensive solution now exists addressing both American workplace protection and a resolution to...
  • Dorgan Opposes Temporary Worker Program

    05/18/2007 3:44:35 PM PDT · by TxCopper · 32 replies · 957+ views
    KFYR TV - Bismark, ND ^ | 5/18/2007 | Not Attributed
    Senator Byron Dorgan says he`ll try to kill a temporary worker program that`s part of an immigration overhaul announced by President Bush and other lawmakers. It also would create a temporary worker program for new arrivals and a different program to cover farm workers. Dorgan says he`ll try to kill the temporary worker program because it would bring in a potentially unlimited stream of immigrants to compete with Americans for jobs and depress wages.
  • Six Good Reasons to Revisit Immigration Policy (Another benefit of Illegal Immigration)

    05/09/2007 5:36:14 PM PDT · by pulaskibush · 7 replies · 785+ views
    Family Research Council ^ | 5/9/07 | Tony Perkins
    To: Friends of Family Research Council From: Family Research Council President Tony Perkins May 9, 2007 - Wednesday After arresting six radical Muslims with plans to massacre soldiers at Fort Dix in New Jersey, FBI special agent J.P Weiss said it best when he told reporters, "We dodged a bullet. In fact... we may have dodged several bullets." Unfortunately, what few seem to realize is that without serious immigration reform, Americans may not be quite so blessed next time. Of those accused in the Fort Dix terror plot, three are in the United States illegally. While we applaud the government...
  • Bilbray says U.S. needs guest-worker program

    04/06/2007 7:17:22 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 52 replies · 668+ views
    North County Times ^ | 4/6/07 | Edward Sifuentes
    ESCONDIDO -- U.S. Rep. Brian Bilbray, R-Solana Beach, said Thursday that he would support a guest-worker program similar to the Bracero Program that brought thousands of low-skilled laborers from Mexico starting in the 1940s and ending in the 1960s. The Bracero Program was widely criticized by human rights groups for abuses, but Bilbray said it created economic opportunities for poor Mexicans. Bilbray said migrant workers should be allowed to come to work in the United States, but should not be able to become permanent residents, nor should their children born in the country be granted U.S. citizenship. "The old Bracero...
  • Group: Guestworkers System Being Abused

    03/12/2007 12:37:41 PM PDT · by SmithL · 7 replies · 281+ views
    AP via SFGate ^ | 3/12/7 | SUZANNE GAMBOA
    WASHINGTON, (AP) -- A civil rights organization wants Congress to closely examine what it says are abuses in existing guestworker programs before creating a new one to curb illegal immigration. The Southern Poverty Law Center, based in Montgomery, Ala., said foreigners hired through programs for farm and non-farm laborers work in conditions akin to indentured servitude. Workers are routinely cheated of wages, forced to turn over deeds to homes and pay thousands in fees to recruiters, leaving them beholden to unscrupulous employers to pay off debt, the center said in a report Monday. "The title of the report 'Close to...
  • Deported illegal who shot officers killed

    12/30/2006 8:16:34 PM PST · by Minutemen · 69 replies · 2,384+ views ^ | December 29, 2006 | staff wnd
    An illegal immigrant who had been deported from the United States several times but returned each time and now was being sought for wounding two police officers in Long Beach, Calif., has died in a shooting with officers who tracked him to a taco stand in Santa Ana, authorities have confirmed. Santa Ana Police Chief Paul Walters said Oscar Gabriel Gallegos, wanted for the shooting of Long Beach officers Abram Yap and Roy Wade Jr. as they sat in their squad car Dec. 22, died while trying to shoot three of his officers with a .40-caliber Glock equipped with a...
  • Bush seeks unity on immigration -Reaches out to Democrats to craft new bill (Barf Alert)

    11/27/2006 10:36:38 AM PST · by jmc813 · 102 replies · 1,730+ views
    Boston Globe ^ | 11-27-2006 | Rick Klein
    The White House is reaching out to leading congressional Democrats on the issue of overhauling immigration, hoping to build a bipartisan coalition to support a "guest worker" program and provide a path to legalized status for many undocumented immigrants, lawmakers and administration officials said. President Bush has expressed an eagerness to work with Democrats on the issue in private meetings with lawmakers and in public statements, as he seeks to strike a new tone with Democrats who will be in control of Congress for the final two years of his presidency. Senator Edward M. Kennedy, a Massachusetts Democrat who is...
  • Michael Chertoff: U.S. businesses need a guest worker program

    11/12/2006 2:41:26 PM PST · by FLOutdoorsman · 94 replies · 1,611+ views
    The Dallas Morning News ^ | 12 Nov 2006 | Editorial Board
    Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff visited with the editorial board on a recent stop in Dallas. Here are excerpts from the discussion, beginning with the secretary laying out immigration enforcement plans for his agency: We are going to go after systematic, willful violators with heavy criminal cases, where people face real jail time, losing businesses, paying millions and millions of dollars in fines. Because that is the only way you will start to change the behavior that has driven a lot of this activity in. Now, we're going to get a lot of squawking from business, whose basic argument will...
  • Bush Eyes Democrats for Help on Amnesty

    11/09/2006 5:41:29 PM PST · by T.L.Sink · 232 replies · 2,750+ views
    Washington Times ^ | Nov.9 | Stephen Dinan
    Now that Republicans lost the House the road is wide open to illegal amnesty.
  • You'll Love This! (Tony Snow on Comprehensive Immigration Reform)

    11/07/2006 9:07:06 PM PST · by LS · 366 replies · 9,823+ views
    NRO The Corner ^ | 11/7/06 | Kathryn Lopez
    Everyone had a good stiff drinkie? Here goes: FoxNews reporting from the White House: White House spokesman Tony Snow reacted to the change in House control by allowing they're disappointed, but that it presents some intriguing opportunities, such as passing comprehensive immigration reform which failed in the previous Republican House."
  • Star of the Right Loses His Base at the Border ( Pence Amnesty Alert )

    08/28/2006 7:47:08 PM PDT · by nj26 · 79 replies · 1,841+ views
    NY Times ^ | 8/29/06 | JASON DePARLE
    He supports tax cuts and the war in Iraq. He opposes stem cell research and the Medicare drug plan. He is a master of his movement’s medium, talk radio. Jesus Christ is his personal savior and Ronald Reagan his political idol. Conjure what might be called the perfect conservative, and chances are he would look a lot like Representative Mike Pence, the Indiana Republican who in just three terms has turned 100 House allies into a vanguard and himself into one of his party’s rising stars. Or that was the case until this spring when he sought compromise in the...
  • Studies in Immigration Injustice

    08/01/2006 8:03:05 AM PDT · by JSedreporter · 3 replies · 258+ views
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | July 31, 2006 | Matthew Murphy
    At Accuracy in Academia’s Immigration Forum on Capitol Hill, Jessica Echard of Eagle Forum discussed guest worker programs. “Everyone has tried to distance themselves from the word amnesty,” she explained. Amnesty would give illegal aliens in the United States immunity from U. S. immigration laws they are currently violating. The bill that passed the Senate would allow guest workers into the United States to work free of immigration restrictions that would otherwise be in place, supposedly for finite periods of time. Echard gave the audience questions and “aspects we need to look at” when it comes to the different guest...
  • Immigration Proposal Aims to Bridge Republican Divide

    07/25/2006 10:21:33 AM PDT · by AppleButter · 116 replies · 1,244+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | July 25, 2006 | Jim VandeHei and Charles Babington
    In an attempt to strike a pre-election Republican compromise on immigration, two conservative lawmakers unveiled a plan today that would allow most of the 11 million illegal immigrants in the United States a chance to work here legally, but only after the government certifies that U.S. borders have been sufficiently secured. The proposal -- sponsored by Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison (Tex.) and Rep. Mike Pence (Ind.) -- would pressure illegal immigrants to "self-deport" to their home countries within two years of the law's enactment and apply for a new kind of visa that would allow them to return to the...
  • MCCAIN BOOSTS 'ILLEGALS' (in lockstep with Bloomberg)

    07/25/2006 7:21:19 AM PDT · by Liz · 70 replies · 1,059+ views
    NY POST ^ | July 25, 2006 | DAVID SEIFMAN
    Taking Mayor Bloomberg's view one step further, Sen. John McCain warned that the American economy would collapse if 11 million illegal aliens are sent packing. "What are we going to do with 11 million people?" McCain asked at a dinner at the New York Yacht Club......... "You going to send 'em all back? Mayor Bloomberg testified at a hearing last week that the economy of New York City would collapse [without illegal immigrants]. I would argue the economy of America would collapse." The Arizona Republican is co-sponsor of a bill....that would provide for a guest-worker program and a path to...
  • Illegal Aliens: A Few Myths to Keep in Mind . . .

    07/05/2006 6:32:06 PM PDT · by garbageseeker · 41 replies · 2,516+ views
    Virginia Times Dispatch ^ | Aug 20, 2005 | Charles Grayson
    Illegal Aliens: A Few Myths to Keep in Mind . . . Mexico City. Last Tuesday the Pew Hispanic Center announced that 41 percent of Mexicans surveyed in February and 46 percent questioned in May stated they would live in the United States if given "the means and opportunity." Indeed, two out of 10 people interviewed said they were prepared to enter the U.S. illegally. These figures could have amazing consequences because our Spanish- speaking neighbor has a population of nearly 106 million inhabitants.
  • Bush pushes guest worker plan as Republicans duel

    07/05/2006 1:48:43 PM PDT · by markedmannerf · 38 replies · 825+ views
    ABC ^ | July 5 2006
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President George W. Bush on Wednesday vowed to keep working for immigration legislation including a guest worker program, as Republicans held dueling hearings to build support for rival bills. Pennsylvania Sen. Arlen Specter assembled employers and sympathetic politicians to testify in Philadelphia about the country's dependence on the estimated 11 to 12 million illegal immigrants in the United States. Meanwhile, House Republican leaders convened a public hearing at a Border Patrol station in San Diego to highlight the need for stricter enforcement along the U.S. border with Mexico to prevent illegal immigrants entering the country. Bush took...
  • Whatever Happened to Mike Pence? [Pence turns back on 88% of House Republicans)

    07/04/2006 11:16:49 PM PDT · by Spiff · 144 replies · 1,847+ views
    Eagle Forum ^ | 28 June 2006 | Phyllis Schlafly
    Whatever Happened to Mike Pence? by Phyllis Schlafly June 28, 2006 Despite the consistent failure of all guest worker plans (e.g., France), Rep. Mike Pence (R-IN) is peddling a new plan to import foreign workers who really are guests and really do go home. Pence has turned his back on the 88 percent of House Republicans who voted that we must achieve border security first, because we'll be cheated on border security if Congress passes a "comprehensive" bill. The Pence plan tries to avoid the amnesty label by requiring illegal aliens now in the U.S. to make what he...
  • Feathering Their Casas

    07/03/2006 3:16:04 PM PDT · by garbageseeker · 17 replies · 1,275+ views ^ | April,2006 | By George W. Grayson
    Mexican politicians continuously demand more visas for their citizens, an expanded guest-worker program, and "regularization" of illegal aliens living north of the Rio Grande. While neglecting to mention that the United States admits nearly one million legal newcomers each year, they also fail to publicize: (1) the extremely high salaries they receive, often—in the case of federal and state legislators—more than their counterparts in developed nations that have substantially longer annual sessions, (2) the generous stipends that they grant themselves, including year-end aguinaldos and end-of-term bonuses of tens of thousands of dollars known as bonos de marcha, and (3) the...
  • Illegal status hinders Mexican voting bloc

    07/02/2006 9:45:17 PM PDT · by garbageseeker · 44 replies · 2,210+ views
    Associated Press via Yahoo ^ | 7/02/2006 | By Peter Pregaman, Associated Press Writer
    LOS ANGELES - A potentially powerful expatriate voting bloc likely will have little effect on Mexico's presidential race because of the illegal status of many who live in the United States. Thousands of Mexican expatriates streamed into border towns Sunday to vote in their homeland's elections and others were allowed to cast absentee ballots for the first time. Still, many more were disenfranchised by their fear of crossing the border as undocumented residents. "I really wanted to vote, but I don't have papers so I couldn't go to Mexico" to get a voter card, said Adriana Lopez, 27, a housewife...
  • Mexicans choose between right and left

    07/02/2006 5:45:55 PM PDT · by garbageseeker · 162 replies · 3,402+ views
    Associated Press via Yahoo ^ | 07/02/06 | By Traci Karl,, Associated Press Writer
    MEXICO CITY - Mexicans voted Sunday in a tight presidential race to decide whether their country becomes the latest Latin American nation to move to the left, choosing between a shopkeeper's son promising to save the poor and a conservative calling his rival's free-spending populism dangerous. The campaign, which exposed Mexico's painful class divisions, was the first since Vicente Fox's stunning victory six years ago ended 71 years of rule by the Institutional Revolutionary Party, or PRI. Polls predicted a close race between conservative Felipe Calderon, 43, of Fox's National Action Party, and leftist Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, 52, a...
  • Mexican leader faces chilly U.S. relations

    07/02/2006 3:07:55 PM PDT · by garbageseeker · 43 replies · 2,498+ views
    Associated Press Writer via Yahoo ^ | 7/2/2006 | By Lisa Adams
    The reason why Mexico is having chilly relations with the United States because we are importing Mexico's poor and the American tapayer is paying for them. Mexico refused to do nothing about the corruption that is pervasive in all levels of government. There is a massive crime wave being committed more and more by Mexican nationals against American citizens. Could this also be another reason why there is a chill between Mexico and the United States?The author of the piece does not touch this.
  • Grape growers squeezed

    06/30/2006 11:38:46 AM PDT · by Tamar1973 · 74 replies · 1,274+ views
    San Francisco Business Times ^ | June 23, 2006 | Adrienne Sanders
    Elias Torres will pick grapes this season for the first time in 25 years. The vineyard manager usually sends his laborers to do the work. But in the last two months, more than half of his 60-person staff has disappeared, he said, as a result of federal immigration crackdowns. So Torres, a 57-year-old quadruple bypass survivor, will pluck and sweat alongside field workers -- and even the vineyard owners who hire him to bring them in. "This is the worst labor shortage I've seen since I came here in 1961," said Torres, a native of Guanajuato, Mexico, who manages work...
  • Immigration laws threaten harvest

    06/30/2006 11:28:03 AM PDT · by Tamar1973 · 55 replies · 812+ views
    The Decanter ^ | 6-27-06 | Panos Kakaviatos
    California grape growers are facing a harvest crisis as stepped-up US immigration enforcement limits the labour pool. Nat DiBuduo, CEO of Allied Grape Growers, held urgent meetings with influential US senator John McCain of Arizona and the US agriculture secretary Mike Johanns in June to lobby for change in US immigration laws. 'Border security has been a focal point of immigration reform, and labour is going to be short throughout California,' said Dibuduo, whose 600 growers supply about 100 winemakers throughout the state. 'In recent years we have been using more illegal immigrants for work that US citizens do not...
  • Prominent Conservatives, Civic Leaders Urge President Bush and Congress to Back Enforcement First

    06/19/2006 9:30:58 AM PDT · by conservativepunditinohio · 9 replies · 303+ views
    US NewsWire ^ | June 19, 2006 | John Fonte
    Prominent Conservatives, Civic Leaders Urge President Bush and Congress to Back Enforcement First on Immigration WASHINGTON, June 19 /U.S. Newswire/ -- Leading conservatives and civic leaders have signed an "open letter" on immigration declaring that "border and interior enforcement must be funded, operational, implemented, and proven successful¾and only then can we debate the status of current illegal immigrants, or the need for new guest worker programs." The signers include William Bennett, Robert Bork, William F Buckley, Ward Connerly, Newt Gingrich, David Horowitz, David Keene, John Leo, Herbert London, Rich Lowry, Daniel Pipes, Phyllis Schlafly, and Thomas Sowell among others. Hudson...
  • Minuteman founder denies support of bill [Pence claimed backing of immigration compromise]

    06/14/2006 7:03:53 AM PDT · by conservativecorner · 24 replies · 647+ views
    WorldNet Daily ^ | June 14, 2006 | Jerome Corsi
    Minuteman founder Jim Gilchrist says he does not support a compromise immigration proposal by Rep Mike Pence, R-Ind., despite the congressman's claim to the contrary. Pence told a Republican Study Group mini-retreat Monday at the Heritage Foundation in Washington, D.C., that Gilchrist backs his plan to form worker-placement centers outside the U.S. But Gilchrist clarified to WorldNetDaily his remarks to Pence. "I congratulated Congressman Pence on putting forth alternatives, "Gilchrist explained, "but that does not mean I think the alternatives Congressman Pence proposed are the solution. Quite frankly, I don't." Gilchrist said the "only solution that has any chance of...
  • Immigrants say temporary worker program will be anything but

    06/13/2006 11:03:10 AM PDT · by SJackson · 15 replies · 585+ views
    Associated Press/ ^ | 6-13-06 | LYNN BREZOSKY
    SAN BENITO, Texas - Jose Luis Vazquez and Elia Garcia know what they're talking about when they predict that new immigrants crossing the border under the U.S. Senate's temporary guest worker program won't go home. They each came over illegally more than a decade ago. They have children, jobs and houses - a life that would be difficult to dismantle because of a date on the calendar. While the immigration plan would allow Vazquez and Garcia to stay - after paying fines and back taxes, and learning English - newcomers would compete for one of 200,000 temporary guest worker visas...
  • Guest workers aren't cheap; they're expensive

    06/12/2006 2:47:04 PM PDT · by Oshkalaboomboom · 39 replies · 905+ views ^ | 6/12/06 | Phyllis Schlafly
    George W. Bush entered the White House in 2001 hoping he would be remembered in history books as the education president who raised public school standards with his No Child Left Behind Act. It now looks like his legacy will be "No illegal immigrant left behind." The White House Web site is currently advertising, in both English and Spanish, Bush's congratulations (applaudo) to the U.S. Senate for passing what president called bipartisan (bipartidista) and comprehensive (integral) immigration reform (reforma). In fact, this Kennedy-McCain (aka Hagel-Martinez) bill might be the worst and the most expensive bill ever passed by the Senate,...
  • Guest Workers Could Stay Indefinitely, Bill Says [The Senate Bill That Just Keeps On Giving]

    06/12/2006 6:06:41 AM PDT · by conservativecorner · 7 replies · 384+ views
    NewsMax ^ | June 12, 2006 | NewsMax Wires
    EL PASO, Texas -- The immigration bill passed by the Senate last month could mean security for many residents of Juarez, Mexico, who cross the border with laser visas meant for shoppers and work illegally in El Paso. The bill would allow border crossing workers, such as those from Juarez, to apply for unlimited enrollment in the guest worker program. Most other guest workers would be limited to working in the United States for a total of six years before having to return home. "I think El Paso would be able to take advantage of it very easily with workers...
  • Bush visit to promote reform [Laredo, Texas]

    06/06/2006 9:10:50 AM PDT · by SwinneySwitch · 60 replies · 955+ views
    To promote his latest initiatives on border security and immigration reform, President George W. Bush will stop in Laredo for an hour-long visit today. It is the first time in 30 years that the president of the United States visits Laredo. Bush is expected to make a brief statement at the Laredo Border Patrol Sector headquarters. He will also travel to Artesia, N.M. The Laredo International Airport will be closed temporarily during the president’s arrival and departure on Air Force One, but no flights will be cancelled, said Airport Director Jose Flores. For security reasons, spectators will not be allowed...
  • Bush Admin Hiring For Guest Workers Program as if Done Deal

    06/05/2006 9:27:32 PM PDT · by lonewacko_dot_com · 1 replies · 265+ views
    Debbie Schlussel ^ | 6/5/06 | Debbie Schlussel
    new hiring and job openings at Citizenship and Immigration Services (CIS) have suddenly ballooned (here and here). The ONLY reason that would happen is to hire new workers to administer the new Guest Workers program (a/k/a ShAmnesty)... Says one Homeland Security federal agent: Take a peek at the job listings at the govt. site. It is at (from there prompt to DHS/CIS). Normally they have 20 to 30+ various positions open at any given time within CIS. This week, however, there is over 100. Interesting that they are seeking massive quantities of Adjudication Officers GS-9/12, all over the country....
  • Tancredo: GAO Report Shows Foreign Workers Infeasible

    05/24/2006 12:34:32 AM PDT · by Kuja · 7 replies · 517+ views
    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Citing a forthcoming Government Accountability Office (GAO) report, Congressman Tom Tancredo (R-CO) argued that the government does not have the ability to implement a foreign worker program while maintaining security. A draft of the report obtained by The Washington Times claims that U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has a “serious problem” with identifying immigration fraud, yet the agency won’t have a fraud-management system in place until 2011. Various foreign worker proposals, which will be taken up by the Senate Judiciary Committee starting Thursday, would require USCIS to do background checks and screening for the millions of...
  • The US Constitution Delegates No Power to Congress Over Immigration or Asylum Matters

    06/04/2006 10:21:56 PM PDT · by AZRepublican · 4 replies · 445+ views
    Federalist Blog ^ | June 4, 2006 | P.A. Madison
    Pima County Attorney Barbara LaWall on behalf of herself and several other county attorneys and sheriffs, recently said a Arizona proposed immigration provision is an unconstitutional intrusion by the state into immigration policies, which are solely the purview of the federal government. That struck me kind of odd since to be a purview of the federal government the power must first be delegated or, incidental to a delegated power, upon Congress by the US Constitution. There is a significant reasons why Congress has no delegated power leading to jurisdiction under the US Constitution in matters of immigration or Asylum. To...
  • Bush struggles for support to the inmigrant law

    06/03/2006 7:37:23 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 85 replies · 1,801+ views
    Bush struggles for support to the inmigrant law Juees 1 de junio (12:30 hrs.) * The US president speaks to the nation's biggest business group about the inmigration's benefits * The Chamber of Commerce and the National Restaurat Association support the guest worker program El Financiero en línea US, June 1st.- President George W. Bush, struggling to win broader support for his immigration proposals from his fellow Republicans, told the nation's biggest business group that new immigration laws would be a boon for the economy. "In order for this country to be an economic leader, Bush said today in remarks...
  • Hard to love this immigration bill

    05/22/2006 12:32:04 PM PDT · by Boston Blackie · 64 replies · 1,128+ views ^ | May 22, 2006 | Robert Novak
    *The bill supposedly would protect American workers by ensuring that new immigrants would not take away jobs. However, the bill's definition of ''United States worker'' includes temporary foreign guest workers, so the protection is meaningless. *It extends the Davis-Bacon Act's requirement for the payment of ''prevailing wage'' to all temporary guest workers. That puts them ahead of Americans, who have this protection only on federal job sites. *Foreign guest farm workers, admitted under the bill, cannot be ''terminated from employment by any employer ... except for just cause.'' In contrast, American ag workers can be fired for any reason.
  • Guest Worker Plan Would Be An Easier Sell If ...

    05/22/2006 4:46:50 AM PDT · by johnboy · 123+ views
    Divine Inspiration. | May 22, 2006 | johnboy
    Guest Worker Plan Would Be An Easier Sell If ...there was something in it for me. Hm. Or maybe it's just a matter of priorities.As a normal, heterosexual male, I think, actually, that the Federal Government should first put into place a "Guest Husband Plan," or maybe even a "Guest Boyfriend Plan."Admittedly, I'm still working on the details, but it has a lot of promise, doncha think? (As well as a lot of parallels to what is currently being done to us.)
  • Former President Clinton agrees with Bush immigration plan

    05/21/2006 9:22:41 PM PDT · by ncountylee · 158 replies · 1,906+ views
    AP/ABC ^ | May 21, 2006
    May 21 - Former President Bill Clinton on Sunday said President Bush is doing a good job on immigration reform, praising his call for better border security and moderation in dealing with illegal immigrants. "I basically think President Bush has done a good job with this," Clinton told a convention of shopping center developers. "I'm different with him on nearly everything, but I think he's done a good job with this." Clinton said employers were not blameless for hiring undocumented workers, who he described as "chasing their dreams the same way you chase your dreams." He also said any reform...
  • Bush Is Smart on the Border - and the G.O.P. Isn't [Joe Klein/TIME insanity]

    05/21/2006 6:20:18 AM PDT · by johnny7 · 80 replies · 1,172+ views
    TIME ^ | May 21, 2006 | Joe Klein
    With their get tough on immigrants stance, Republicans have blown an opportunity to guarantee a GOP majority in perpetuityIn an outdoor press conference held across the street from the Capitol last week, Representative Tom Tancredo—the Colorado Republican who has made a name for himself, momentarily, by bashing illegal immigrants—pretended to be mystified by his more moderate Senate colleagues. "Who are you responding to?" he asked of them. "Nobody," he answered for them. None of the gazillions of citizen-patriots calling his office had expressed anything but dismay over the illegal aliens—a term that makes it sound as if the country were...
  • The GOP begins to implode

    05/20/2006 3:40:35 PM PDT · by nikola · 131 replies · 3,169+ views
    Salon ^ | 2006/05/18 | Sidney Blumenthal
    President Bush's nationally televised address on immigration Monday night was intended as a grand gesture to revive his collapsing presidency, but instead he has plunged the Republican Party into a political centrifuge that is breaking it down into its raw elements, which are colliding into each other, triggering explosions of unexpected and ever greater magnitude. The nativist Republican base is at the throat of the business community. The Republican House of Representatives, in the grip of the far right, is at war with the Republican Senate. The evangelical religious right is paralyzed while the Roman Catholic Church has emerged as...
  • GOP Advisers: Bush's Stand Hurts Party

    05/19/2006 6:48:29 AM PDT · by Reagan Man · 255 replies · 2,915+ views
    Human Events ^ | May 19 2006 | John Gizzi
    “I try not to get snarky about political consultants,” quipped White House Press Secretary Tony Snow the morning after President Bush’s nationally televised address on illegal immigration. Snow was responding to a question from Human Events about the conclusion of several top Republican political consultants that the position outlined by the President spells trouble for Republicans seeking re-election to Congress this fall. ‘Bad News’ Joe Gaylord, a longtime political adviser to former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, Whit Ayres, pollster and strategist for Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist (R.-Tenn.), and Ed Rollins, who served as White House political director for President...