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  • Congress sends ‘clean’ Homeland bill to Obama

    03/03/2015 12:52:55 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 37 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | March 3, 2015 | Eric Werner and David Espo (Associated Press)
    WASHINGTON — Congress is sending President Obama a bill to fund the Department of Homeland Security through the end of the budget year, without overturning the president’s immigration policies. The House on Tuesday voted 257-167 for the measure that Obama is expected to sign. Without action, funding for the department would have expired Friday at midnight.

    02/10/2015 8:09:52 AM PST · by Reverend Saltine · 30 replies ^ | February 10, 2015 | Tony Lee
    LUIS GUTIERREZ TO TX GOV: ‘WE ARE COMING’ FOR EXEC AMNESTY Associated Press On the most recent leg of his national executive amnesty tour, Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-IL) suggested that Texas Governor Greg Abbott (R) should start “looking at his own family” before opposing President Barack Obama’s executive amnesty. Abbott’s wife, who is of Hispanic descent, is the state’s first Latina First Lady. “Let me just suggest to the governor of the state we are coming, we are signing people up for the executive action. Millions of families, and he should turn around looking at his own family and ask...
  • 17 more states planning Ariz. 'illegal' crackdown

    05/21/2010 7:36:10 PM PDT · by rxsid · 115 replies · 2,440+ views ^ | 5/21/2010 | Bob Unruh
    "17 more states planning Ariz. 'illegal' crackdown But ICE chief says feds might not 'process' illegals arrested by state In what is developing into a standoff between states and the federal government that could be bigger than gun control or even health care, 17 states have launched versions of Arizona's immigration law, even as federal officials say they may not bother to process illegal aliens caught by the states. William Gheen, president of Americans for Legal Immigration PAC, which has been trying to get officials to address the open southern border for years, warned the consequences could be dire. "They've...
  • Karl Rove is no conservative, as his memoir shows (stating the obvious alert)

    04/03/2010 9:14:23 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 79 replies · 1,937+ views
    Washington Post ^ | April 4, 2009 | Craig Shirley and Donald Devine
    From William F. Buckley Jr. to Barry Goldwater to Ronald Reagan, the creators of the modern conservative movement always taught that excessive concentration of power in government leads inevitably to corruption and the diminution of personal freedoms. But while Rove credits these leaders for shaping his early political views -- ... he did not pursue their values while in the White House. To the contrary, as the chief political architect of the Bush presidency, Rove was instrumental in directing an administration most notable for its enormous expansion of national government. [Snip] The truly unique aspects of Bush and Rove's compassionate...
  • Immigration: Coming to America (The Right Way)

    10/23/2009 8:38:31 AM PDT · by Jeff Head · 15 replies · 731+ views
    JEFFHEAD.COM Immigration Video ^ | Oct 23, 2009 | Jeff Head
    I put together this video on immigration and how the proper, legal method benefits our nation, while illegal entry, illegal aliens, and amnesty do not. Please click on the picture and watch the video and let me know what you think. IMMIGRATION: COMING TO AMERICA (The right way)
  • "Thanks To ACORN, Undocumented Can Now Purchase Homes" (2005) Spanish-to-English Translation

    10/14/2008 7:36:03 AM PDT · by AmericanInTokyo · 23 replies · 2,209+ views
    Telemundo Channel 47, archived from 2005 ^ | 7 September 2005 | Delines Batlle (translated from Spanish)
    Talk about a smoking pistola! "UNDOCUMENTED (ILLEGAL ALIENS) CAN NOW PURCHASE HOME" (Indocumentados pueden comprar casa)By Delines BatlleTV47 Telemundo, 7 September 2005[TRANSLATION SPANISH TO ENGLISH BY FREEPER]"New York, NY-- Thanks to a private bank initiative, it is now possible for undocumented immigrants to the United States to purchase a home, without having a Social Security Number.A new program, it will now help those immigrants who have not been able to purchase a home, and to help them achieve the American Dream.For a very long time, Elena Hernandez did not have the illusion of being able to buy a home, not...
  • Hunter: Pardon our Border Patrolmen

    12/13/2007 7:45:27 AM PST · by pissant · 70 replies · 677+ views ^ | 12/12/07 | Duncan Hunter
    Washington, D.C. – U.S. Congressman Duncan Hunter (R-CA) made the following statement today regarding President Bush’s announcement yesterday to grant pardons and commutations to 29 individuals, while refusing to pardon Border Patrol agents Jose Compean and Ignacio Ramos. “The President announced yesterday that 29 individuals have been granted pardons and commutations for a variety of crimes, from dealing drugs to the theft of government property,” said Congressman Hunter. “Two names that were conspicuously missing from the President’s list were Border Patrol agents Ignacio Ramos and Jose Compean. “By refusing to pardon agents Ramos and Compean, the President has missed yet...
  • Manassas Mulls Immigration Bill to Limit Services (Virginia)

    09/03/2007 10:49:38 PM PDT · by AmericanInTokyo · 25 replies · 663+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 4 September 2007 | Natasha Altamirano
    The city of Manassas, VA could become the next Virginia locality to enact measures targeting illegal aliens. Manassas City Council member Marc T. Aveni, a Republican, yesterday said he wants to introduce a resolution similar to one passed by the Prince William Board of County Supervisors in July, which would deny public services to illegal aliens and toughen local immigration enforcement. "I need to get the rest of the council on board, but I think it"s absolutely something we would want to do," Mr. Aveni said, citing inactivity at the federal and state levels as one of the main...
  • "Another Virginia County Attacks The Undocumented (sic)"-Spotsylvania (TRANSLATION)

    08/11/2007 12:50:48 AM PDT · by AmericanInTokyo · 18 replies · 957+ views
    El Sol de Tijuana (Translated to English) ^ | 10 August 2007 | El Sol de Tijuana (Translated to English)
    PROJECT: COUNTERINTELLIGENCE SUBJECT: ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION / RESPONSE ON THE U.S. LOCAL LEVEL FILE: OPPOSITION RESEARCH TRANSLATION: SPANISH to ENGLISH (w/BABELFISH) Original Spanish Title: ("Otro Condado de Virginia Que Arremete Contra Indocumentados" TEXT OF SPANISH-TO-ENGLISH TRANSLATION:"Another county in Virginia Attacks Undocumented (sic) People" 10 August of 2007Spotsylvania, Virginia, The United States - The County of Spotsylvania, VA has now joined the increasing number of localities of the state of Virginia that try to impose strict regulations against the undocumented inmmigrantes. Chris Yakabouski, director of the governing body of the county, has order the bureaucracy to report to him next week on...
  • Failure Was an Option! Good thing too. The "grand bargain" collapses.

    06/07/2007 10:15:43 PM PDT · by gpapa · 30 replies · 1,359+ views
    Slate ^ | June 7, 2007 | Mickey Kaus
    Cloture fails, 50-45. Immigration bill pulled off floor by Sen. Reid. ... It can't really be about how many amendments Republicans get to offer. ... Alternative: Maybe it's about not being able to take the worst ideas from the left (instant legalization of illegals) and the right (second class guest workers), put them together, call it centrism, bask in fawning MSM coverage and ram it down the throat of voters who don't want it!
  • Employers, entrants targeted in 2 initiatives

    03/24/2007 6:54:52 PM PDT · by SandRat · 10 replies · 389+ views
    PHOENIX — A state lawmaker and others active in border issues plan to ask voters to punish employers who knowingly hire undocumented workers and force police to question people they stop about whether they're here legally. Although there is already an employer-sanctions bill pending in the Legislature, with an uncertain legislative future and potential for a veto, Rep. Russell Pearce, R-Mesa, and a group of like minds have decided to take their case directly to the people. The first initiative would yank any state licenses of companies found guilty even once of filing a false statement that they do not...
  • 639 arrestees flagged for immigration violations

    03/22/2007 8:37:16 AM PDT · by Irontank · 7 replies · 350+ views
    OCRegister ^ | March 22, 2007
    Ten percent of people arrested and sent to the Orange County Jail from Jan. 19 to Feb. 25 were flagged for possible immigration violations, according to statistics the Orange County Sheriff's Department released Wednesday. Jail deputies booked a total of 6,160 people through the Intake Release Center during that time. Of those, deputies interviewed 956 foreign nationals and detained 639 of them for Immigration and Customs Enforcement. Of those detained for ICE, 56 were held for aggravated felonies, 425 for felonies and 214 for misdemeanors. The numbers are for the first month of a program that certified deputies to perform...
  • ACLU Sues Texas Town for Not Renting to Illegals

    12/27/2006 4:59:38 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 47 replies · 1,369+ views
    Newsmax ^ | December 26, 2006 | Associated Press
    Two civil rights groups filed a lawsuit Tuesday challenging a suburb's new law that outlaws renting to illegal immigrants, alleging the ordinance violates federal law and forces landlords to act as immigration officers. The American Civil Liberties Union and the Mexican American Legal Defense and Education Fund filed the suit on behalf of Farmers Branch residents and landlords. The law, along with a measure that made English the official language of the city, was passed in November and is scheduled to go into effect Jan. 12. The lawsuit claims the ordinance is so poorly drafted that it excludes even legal...
  • Election result splits Bay Area Mexicans

    07/12/2006 1:16:18 PM PDT · by SmithL · 12 replies · 581+ views
    Contra Costa Times ^ | 7/12/6 | Tom Lochner
    Mexicans living in the Bay Area are split roughly along class lines in their choice for Mexico's next president, conversations with community leaders and everyday people reveal. Business owners, their employees and people who can readily afford to travel tended to support Felipe Calderon, the apparent winner of last week's election, while his unconceding rival Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador found favor with the more precariously employed and their advocates.In San Pablo, arguably Contra Costa County's most Latino city, workers and customers at Carmelita's Beauty Salon on Tuesday expressed hope that Calderon will prevail."It will be good for the Mexicans who...
  • ** Unauthorized Immigration To The United States (STAGGERING NUMBERS) **

    02/22/2005 5:05:20 PM PST · by F16Fighter · 306 replies · 3,195+ views
    Migration Policy Institute ^ | October 2003 | Elizabeth Grieco
    The size of the undocumented immigrant population in the United States is probably about 9 million people. A report released by the U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service in January 2003 estimated the size of the undocumented immigrant population at 7.0 million in 2000. A separate analysis by Jeff Passel of the Urban Institute estimated there were 8.5 million undocumented immigrants in 2000. Passel and others believe that net illegal immigration from Mexico alone has been growing at a rate of 500,000 people annually, which places current estimates at a minimum of 9.0 million unauthorized immigrants.In the 1990s, the undocumented immigrant...
  • Retail giant acknowledges settlement talks in illegal workers case

    09/06/2004 2:38:18 PM PDT · by MegaSilver · 4 replies · 369+ views
    The Miami Herald ^ | 06 September 2004 | Tom Parsons
    LITTLE ROCK - Wal-Mart Stores Inc. acknowledged Friday in a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission that it is discussing a possible civil settlement with federal prosecutors that would resolve allegations that it used illegal workers to clean its stores. A federal grand jury has been meeting in Pennsylvania since December of 2003 to investigate charges that the world's largest retailer, based at Springdale, knew that some of the janitorial companies it used to clean its floors employed illegal immigrants. Federal agents arrested about 250 alleged illegal workers last October during a sweep of Wal-Mart stores in 21 states....
  • Latino Activist: "Immigration study tells slanted story" [BARF ALERT]

    09/06/2004 2:28:44 PM PDT · by MegaSilver · 7 replies · 430+ views
    The Fresno Bee ^ | 06 September 2004 | Juan Esparza Loera
    It's hard to believe, but an actual report on the costs of undocumented immigration has finally been released. For those who have railed against previous columns about undocumented immigrants and cited their drain on taxpayers, your ammunition has arrived via a study conducted by the Center for Immigration Studies. Released last month, "The High Cost of Cheap Labor: Illegal Immigration and the Federal Budget" shows that undocumented immigrants used $26.3 billion in government services in 2002 but paid only $16 billion in taxes. That, concludes the study, resulted in a $10 billion cost to taxpayers. This study is about as...
  • Bush divides message, website, party, country along ethnic lines

    09/02/2004 5:10:51 PM PDT · by MegaSilver · 7 replies · 741+ views
    The ProjectUSA E-zine ^ | 02 September 2004 | Craig Nelsen, ProjectUSA director
    Immigration moderates, concerned that unrelenting mass immigration threatens to balkanize the nation, have long been criticized as alarmist or worse.Appeals to common sense or history against the country's blind and irreversible plunge down an unknown path have often gained moderates little more than an insulting dismissal as "cultural nativists," as Sam Freedman put it in a column in yesterday's New York Times. Bush campaign's Spanish-language homepage Webshot, upper left corner of home page, August, 2004 We could find no place on either the English-language or the Spanish-language version of President Bush's campaign site where the American flag was given such...
  • Congressman: Al Qaeda entering southern border and changing names to Mexican surnames

    07/16/2004 5:34:53 PM PDT · by Joe Hadenuf · 592 replies · 18,001+ views
    KFI 640 Radio Los Angeles | 7.16.04 | Joe Hadenuf
    Congressman John Culverson just stated he has just received informantion from Southern District U.S. Attorney Michael Shelby (Texas)that Al Quida members have been entering from our southern border and have been entering through Texas and blending into towns....He stated this was classified and he given the OK to release this information. The congressman may be a former congress memeber, I didn't hear his complete title. He is on KFI Los Angeles now.
  • Illegal Aliens are Boosting for Billions, 60 Minutes

    07/11/2004 4:43:20 PM PDT · by Coleus · 215 replies · 4,849+ views
    Boosting For Billions July 11, 2004 Approximately $10 billion worth of merchandise is stolen from stores every year.  (Photo: CBS/60 Minutes) “When you talk about shoplifting, not a lot of people think about organized crime. Most people think when you say shoplifting, it's the opportunistic shoplifter"Craig Matsamato, security consultant for major retailers Retailers are just beginning to realize that a huge chunk of stolen merchandise is being taken by well-organized gangs from South America.  (Photo: CBS/60 Minutes) (CBS) "Boosting" is organized shoplifting, and if you think it's a petty crime, think again. As Correspondent Steve Kroft first reported in February, approximately...

    06/16/2004 6:15:12 PM PDT · by libertylass · 47 replies · 192+ views
    L.A. Times ^ | 6/16/04 | Sandra Murilla
    Groups May Sue to Halt Arrests by Border Patrol *Activists consider action to stop a crackdown in Riverside and San Bernardino counties. By Sandra Murillo, Times Staff Writer Latino community leaders and civil rights groups on Tuesday said they might take legal action to stop a U.S. Border Patrol crackdown on suspected illegal immigrants in San Bernardino and Riverside counties. "The only way to stop this is if the community comes together," said UC Riverside political science professor and local organizer Armando Navarro. "All of a sudden, the Border Patrol is hitting different parts of Southern California away from the...
  • House rejects illegal aliens bill

    05/18/2004 11:01:00 PM PDT · by kattracks · 10 replies · 157+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 5/19/04 | Stephen Dinan
    <p>The House yesterday overwhelmingly rejected a bill to require hospitals to identify illegal aliens before the federal government would reimburse the hospitals for their care.</p> <p>It was a severe defeat for immigration-control advocates, with just 86 Republicans and two Democrats voting for the measure and 331 members voting against it, including the House Republican and Democratic leadership. And the loss followed a harsh debate that included charges from one side of immigrant-bashing and from the other side of ignoring the needs of legal residents.</p>
  • Human Tidal Wave Spills Over Border

    04/08/2004 10:06:33 AM PDT · by VU4G10 · 73 replies · 235+ views
    NewsMax ^ | Apr. 08, 2004 | Patrick Mallon
    By all reports, the wave of illegal immigration across our nation’s southern border has accelerated threefold since President Bush announced his confusing guest worker proposal in January 2004. Just last week, estimates of unauthorized border crossings range from 10,000 daily, according to Glenn Spencer of American Border Patrol, to a shocking figure raised by Bill O’Reilly during the March 31 broadcast of “The Radio Factor.” “The Border Patrol now estimates that a million illegals are coming to the U.S. per month. Yes, that's per month,” said the nation’s top talk show host. This figure is entirely plausible, and in fact,...
  • Open Borders, Closed Wallets

    04/06/2004 12:04:41 PM PDT · by VU4G10 · 23 replies · 568+ views
    The American Conservative ^ | April 12, 2004 issue | Phil Kent
    Republican fundraiser learns firsthand that the GOP grassroots resent the president’s amnesty proposal. By Phil Kent The telephone rang and an old wealthy conservative friend answered. After the usual pleasantries, I told him I was a co-host for the upcoming Jan. 15 Bush-Cheney event at Atlanta’s World Congress Center and pitched him for $2,000 to attend and see the president on a rope-line. For $20,000, I explained, he could have a personal audience and photograph with the commander-in-chief. Before I could even finish my last sentence, though, I was cut off. “You should know I wouldn’t be writing a check...
  • Justice Dept Announces Public Ed Campaign Grants For Immigration-Related Employment Discrimination

    03/24/2004 3:03:37 AM PST · by chance33_98 · 5 replies · 322+ views
    JUSTICE DEPARTMENT ANNOUNCES PUBLIC EDUCATION CAMPAIGN GRANTS FOR IMMIGRATION-RELATED EMPLOYMENT DISCRIMINATION WASHINGTON, D.C.- The Department of Justice today announced $675,000 in available grants for public education efforts regarding immigration-related employment discrimination. The Office of Special Counsel for Immigration Related Unfair Employment Practices (OSC), a section of the Civil Rights Division, announced the availability of funds for public education programs regarding employees’ rights and employers’ obligations under the anti-discrimination provision of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA). Eligible recipients include non-profit organizations as well as state and local government entities that work with potential victims of discrimination. The INA prohibits...
  • Just Another "Illigration" Rant

    01/22/2004 8:05:55 AM PST · by azhenfud · 31 replies · 173+ views
    (of no relation to Gray) | 1-22-2004 | R. K. Davis
    According to what's been proposed so far of the President's plan for Illegaliens, America will offer them a chance to "register" and "stay for three years" (as if they would); they now can bring as many as five family members into this country. With currently an estimated 8-12 million Illegaliens in America, that's a potentially new total of 48-72 million. The originally registered Illegalien can't support those five new, so six are now on the public dole - since the first realized early on that not reporting all his income means plenty of "public assistance". Three of the six become...
  • U.S. Takes Steps to Tighten Mexican Border

    03/16/2004 7:47:31 AM PST · by Marine Inspector · 95 replies · 3,985+ views
    The NY Times ^ | March 16, 2004 | ERIC LICHTBLAU
    PHOENIX, March 15 — Federal officials have become increasingly worried about a surge in violence and instability along the Arizona-Mexico border and will begin what they describe as a major air and ground initiative to help keep out illegal immigrants, drug smugglers and possibly terrorists, officials said on Monday. The $10 million plan, to be announced on Tuesday by the Department of Homeland Security, will include the first use of unmanned aircraft for border patrol, the addition of several hundred agents and the creation of seven tent complexes to detain illegal border crossers. Asa Hutchinson, an under secretary for domestic...
  • The Sinking Lifeboat: Uncontrolled Immigration and the U.S. Healthcare System

    03/15/2004 12:43:32 PM PST · by Marine Inspector · 36 replies · 5,674+ views
    Federation for American Immigration Reform ^ | March 2004 | Federation for American Immigration Reform
    Federation for American Immigration Reform The Sinking Lifeboat: Uncontrolled Immigration and the U.S. Healthcare System   Executive Summary America's health care system is in crisis: Costs and insurance premiums are skyrocketing, the number of the uninsured is rising rapidly, providers are reducing staffing and services and increasing rates, and hospitals are closing or facing bankruptcy. As states cut their health care budgets to try to make ends meet, high rates of immigration are straining the health care system to the breaking point. One out of every four uninsured people in the United States is an immigrant. When the 3.5...
  • Industries Back Illegals Plan (Employers Before All Else)

    03/11/2004 6:24:04 AM PST · by NewRomeTacitus · 52 replies · 224+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | 3-11-04 | Patrice Hill
    <p>Important American industries including top Republican campaign contributors see President Bush's proposal to create a foreign guest-worker program as the best way to address labor shortages in their fields. Employers from farm and construction work to restaurateurs and Main Street stores say the current system that allows millions of illegal workers to enter the country and work under the table for subminimum wages is not serving businesses or workers well. The U.S. Chamber of Commerce, which represents 3 million small businesses across the country, supports the plan as a simple acknowledgment of reality: Despite strict rules against hiring illegal workers, the practice is widespread and growing. "Our immigration system is broken," said Randel Johnson, a vice president at the Chamber of Commerce. "Our immigration and visa policy must ensure employers are able to fill jobs critical to our economy when American workers are not available." The plan would allow U.S. employers to fill job openings with qualified workers from other countries if Americans are unwilling to take the jobs. It also would provide temporary work permits to an estimated 8 million undocumented workers already in the country. Businesses that stand to benefit from tapping into a potentially huge pool of cheap foreign labor are major donors and political activists campaigning for the president, helping him to set fund-raising records early in the 2004 campaign cycle. Even some businesses that have been caught in the Bush administration's enforcement net for employing undocumented workers, such as Wal-Mart Stores Inc. and Tyson Foods Inc., contribute largely to President Bush and Republican causes, though Democrats traditionally have provided the political base of support for immigration-reform legislation. Mr. Bush and other advocates of such legislation say providing a legal avenue for immigrant labor would enable the government to focus its enforcement efforts on the most pressing threats from abroad: terrorism and illegal drugs.</p>
  • Town wants no new firms run by illegal immigrants

    03/09/2004 2:23:01 PM PST · by yonif · 7 replies · 180+ views
    Charlotte Observer ^ | Mon, Mar. 08, 2004 | Associated Press
    HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. - Myrtle Beach, Hilton Head Island and Beaufort County are looking at ways to prevent illegal immigrants from opening businesses in the coastal areas. At a City Council retreat this week, Myrtle Beach officials asked their city attorney to draft an ordinance that would allow the city to ask on its business-license applications whether an applicant is a legal worker and whether the applicant will employ only legal workers. The extra measures were suggested by Myrtle Beach Mayor Mark McBride, who is running for the Republican nomination for the U.S. Senate. Myrtle Beach also passed an...
  • Immigration laws top Fox agenda

    03/05/2004 10:54:16 PM PST · by yonif · 7 replies · 168+ views
    THE WASHINGTON TIMES ^ | March 06, 2004 | James G. Lakely
    <p>CRAWFORD, Texas -- Mexican President Vicente Fox arrived at the "Western White House" last night to press his case for looser immigration laws to a leader largely powerless to enact them this year.</p> <p>President Bush continues to push his immigration reform plan that would allow at least 8 million illegal aliens currently working in the United States to keep their jobs and open the door for millions more to follow.</p>
  • Fox says immigration on agenda of visit with Bush

    03/03/2004 5:54:37 PM PST · by RickofEssex · 83 replies · 238+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | March 2, 2004 | IOAN GRILLO
    Fox says immigration on agenda of visit with Bush MEXICO CITY -- President Vicente Fox said Tuesday that he plans to hammer out more details of a guest worker program for Mexicans in the United States when he meets with President Bush at his Crawford ranch this week. "The initiatives are there, and we have to keep on working," Fox said in an interview with the Houston Chronicle and other Texas newspapers. "The purpose of this visit is to follow up on the proposal." Fox said the issues of Mexicans on death row in the United States and his nation's...
  • Feds aid drop-house crackdowns Nearly 750 caught in 23 days

    03/04/2004 8:10:32 AM PST · by cateizgr8 · 12 replies · 164+ views
    The Arizona Republic ^ | Mar. 4, 2004 | Jack Kurtz
    <p>The U.S. Bureau of Immigration and Customs Enforcement, bolstered by dozens of additional agents temporarily assigned to Phoenix, has rounded up nearly 750 undocumented immigrants and arrested 20 suspected smugglers from 13 drop houses in the past 23 days.</p> <p>The response marks a dramatic change from just a year ago when local police agencies, frustrated by the federal government's inability to deal with the illicit immigrant-smuggling trade flowing through Phoenix, frequently were forced to let undocumented immigrants and smuggling suspects go free after encountering drop houses.</p>
  • Group decries cost of aid to immigrants

    03/03/2004 8:46:48 AM PST · by Stew Padasso · 10 replies · 155+ views
    <p>Public can't afford it, federation contends; Hispanic advocate says workers help economy.</p> <p>The financial impact of Indiana's burgeoning Hispanic population will be the topic of discussion when immigration reform advocates conduct a public forum tonight in Speedway.</p> <p>Diane Osborn said she organized the meeting because she is concerned the state is spending too much to assist immigrants at a time when the state's budget deficit exceeds $1 billion.</p>
  • Illegal alien gets 4th DUI conviction

    03/02/2004 11:24:36 PM PST · by JohnHuang2 · 19 replies · 450+ views ^ | Wednesday, March 3, 2004
    An illegal immigrant pleaded guilty to driving under the influence of intoxicants for the fourth time in four years. Andres Lopez-Cortes, 31, has been deported at least once to Mexico, but returned to the Seattle area where he slammed into a car driven by a 17-year-old who was stopped at a traffic light Dec. 31, the local King County Journal reported. The teenager, Paul Conley, suffered whiplash. Lopez-Cortes also pleaded guilty Monday to a charge of hit-and-run driving. A judge in Auburn, Wash., fined him $5,000, but suspended $3,500, and ordered him to pay court costs and restitution for damages...
  • Virginia ruling could spark debate in Nevada higher ed

    03/01/2004 1:38:59 PM PST · by yonif · 3 replies · 130+ views
    Las Vegas Sun ^ | March 01, 2004 | ASSOCIATED PRESS
    RENO, Nev. (AP) - A federal court ruling in Virginia that allows colleges to deny admission to illegal immigrants could spur public debate over the issue in Nevada, a university official said. Nevada Chancellor Jane Nichols said last week's ruling by U.S. District Judge T. S. Ellis III in Alexandria won't have any legal bearing on policies in this state unless it reaches the U.S. Supreme Court. Still, Nichols said it's a problem all states are facing. "This is certainly an issue in Nevada, where we have many children who were brought to this country by their parents when they...
  • New Board Director Called Racist ( "Illegal Alien" racist ??)

    02/27/2004 4:33:52 PM PST · by txdoda · 32 replies · 2,639+ views
    The Daily Review ^ | 2-27-04 | Ricci Graham
    HAYWARD -- Jeff Cook didn't see this one coming. Cook was assailed during the Hayward Unified School District Board of Education meeting on Wednesday night by members of the Latino community who were outraged by comments the new trustee made prior to a meeting last month. A procession of leaders and members of the Latino community took turns calling Cook a "racist, bigot" and "xenophobe" after he referred to Latinos as "illegal aliens" and "selfish" during his opening comments of the Jan. 14 board meeting. Cook called Wednesday's attack "pretty vicious," and said he simply wanted to voice his disapproval...
  • Mexico Encourages Illegal Immigration

    02/26/2004 2:14:17 PM PST · by yonif · 26 replies · 316+ views
    Newsmax,com ^ | Feb. 27, 2004 | Jon E. Dougherty
    In virtually every debate about illegal immigration, the other country primarily involved in this American problem – Mexico – is never held to account, despite its role in actually encouraging its citizens to break into the United States. What is equally less known about this problem is that Mexico does this despite its potential to care for its own citizens. As I document in my new book, "Illegals: The Imminent Threat Posed by Our Unsecured U.S.-Mexico Border," Mexico is simply not taking responsibility for its primary role in the U.S. illegal immigrant problem. It's high time the United States forced...
  • Report ties health care struggles to immigration

    02/26/2004 6:17:11 PM PST · by RickofEssex · 5 replies · 106+ views
    WASHINGTON TIMES ^ | 02/26/04 | Jerry Seper
    <p>Immigration policy is a key factor in a growing increase in the uninsured and the fiscal crises burdening public health care systems nationwide, officials at the Federation for American Immigration Reform said in a report yesterday.</p> <p>The report, "The Sinking Lifeboat: Uncontrolled Immigration and the U.S. Health Care System," said that as states cut their health care budgets to try to make ends meet, high rates of immigration are straining the health care system to the breaking point.</p>
  • Latino Leaders Protesting Legislation

    02/26/2004 3:17:37 PM PST · by yonif · 36 replies · 197+ views
    KSL TV ^ | Feb. 26, 2004 | AP
    (KSL News / AP) Strong statements, bordering on anger, came during a news conference on Capitol Hill this morning. The issue is illegal immigration and House Bill 109. Both the Mexican Consulate and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints made strong statements about it. Both the consulate and church made it very clear they are upset with allegations coming from a group called Utahns for Immigration Reform. That group is apparently suggesting that Mexico's president is encouraging his people to cross the border into the U.S. illegally. Joe Reyna, Advisor, Institute of Mexicans Abroad: "The group, Utahns for...
  • Va. Colleges May Bar Illegal Immigrants

    02/26/2004 5:11:59 AM PST · by The Hound Passer · 26 replies · 240+ views
    Washington Post ^ | 2-26-04 | Jerry Markon
    A federal judge in Alexandria ruled yesterday that Virginia's colleges and universities may deny admission to illegal immigrants -- a ruling that experts said was the first of its kind in the nation. The decision by U.S. District Judge T.S. Ellis III came in a lawsuit filed against seven Virginia schools accused of violating the rights of the immigrants by refusing them entry. "It is clear that denying illegal aliens admission to public colleges and universities simply removes another public incentive for illegal immigration," Ellis wrote. He stopped short of dismissing the case, however, ruling that it could proceed to...
  • It's Against Federal Law to be a Sanctuary State for Illegal Aliens (Maine)

    02/24/2004 6:41:29 PM PST · by fight_truth_decay · 73 replies · 1,313+ views
    MagicCityMorningStar ^ | Feb 14, 2004 | Frosty Wooldridge
    Maine is one signature away from becoming the first Illegal Alien Sanctuary State in America. Immigration lawyers supporting illegal aliens are pushing Governor Baldacci to sign an executive order that will stop state agencies from questioning a person's immigration status. More distressing is the fact that all major newspapers in Maine are owned by the same family. That family favors illegal immigration. Therefore, this executive order is being shoved down citizens' throats while they sleep. A spokeswoman said, "They are working so fast and quietly to leave this a 'done deed' before word of the sell-out can hit the national...
  • Native-born workers are being displaced by new immigrants

    02/23/2004 1:54:42 PM PST · by lonewacko_dot_com · 54 replies · 356+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | February 22, 2004 | Andrew M. Sum and Paul E. Harrington
    <p>If you scrutinize the U.S. labor market numbers from the last two years of economic recovery, you're left with what seems to be a paradox. Since the recession's low point, in November 2001, the number of employed people 16 and older has risen, but the number of jobs on the formal payrolls of employers remains below recessionary levels...</p>
  • U.S., Mexico to Tighten Border, Send Migrants Home

    02/20/2004 4:25:09 PM PST · by FairOpinion · 685 replies · 424+ views
    Reuters ^ | Feb. 20, 2004 | Alistair Bell
    MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - The United States and Mexico agreed on Friday to tighten security along their border and start sending illegal immigrants caught sneaking across the frontier back home by bus or plane. U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Tom Ridge and Mexican Interior Minister Santiago Creel signed an accord to step up cooperation on security on the border, seen by some as the soft underbelly for the U.S. war on terror. The agreement includes a controversial plan to start repatriating illegals to their hometowns rather than simply dumping them on the Mexican side of the frontier. The two countries have...
  • Bush proposal an insult to America's citizens

    02/23/2004 10:43:51 AM PST · by Beck_isright · 29 replies · 205+ views
    The Denver Post ^ | 02.22.04 | Mike McGarry
    "The rich will always require an abundance of the poor." - Voltaire Six weeks and five days ago, our president brought forth to this nation a new amnesty proposal, conceived in political cynicism and dedicated to the propositions that public opinion and American workers don't count, the rule of law is passé, and future generations should suffer for today's political expediencies. Now we are engaged in a great civil war of words, testing whether this proposal, so conceived and so dedicated, can long endure. Immigration lawyers say that the most often-heard question is, "When's the next amnesty?" That figures, because...
  • Hereford [Arizona] kids were brave during [border intruder assault] incident, did right thing

    02/21/2004 6:56:55 PM PST · by Spiff · 31 replies · 170+ views
    Sierra Vista Herald/Review ^ | 22 February 2004 | Bill Hess
    Sheriff: Hereford kids were brave during incident, did right thing BY BILL HESS Sierra Vista Herald/Review SIERRA VISTA, ARIZONA - On Friday night, Cochise County Sheriff Larry Dever honored the bravery and courage of two Hereford children Brittany Smith's actions while trying to fend off an illegal immigrant who was beating her mother while he tried to steal a family vehicle, were an act of bravery under stress that many adults would have found difficult to do, Dever said. As for her brother, Cody McDaniel, 11, the sheriff said he had the unique courage of remaining in his home while...
  • Outcry on Right Over Bush Plan on Immigration

    02/21/2004 2:29:21 AM PST · by sarcasm · 30 replies · 216+ views
    The New York Times ^ | February 21, 2004 | RACHEL L. SWARNS
    HICAGO, Feb. 20 — Amid the crowded field of Republicans vying for a seat in the Senate here, Jim Oberweis seems a most unlikely insurgent. He is a wealthy supporter of President Bush who favors pinstriped suits, tax cuts and a constitutional amendment blocking same-sex marriage.But in recent weeks, Mr. Oberweis, a plainspoken dairy owner, has become a leader in a widening conservative revolt against the president's sweeping plan to grant temporary legal status to millions of illegal immigrants."The president's plan is just plain wrong," Mr. Oberweis says in a radio advertisement and at public appearances that have drawn hundreds...
  • U.S. plans to ship illegal immigrants deep into Mexico

    02/21/2004 2:32:25 AM PST · by ambrose · 40 replies · 284+ views
    U.S. plans to ship illegal immigrants deep into Mexico By SUSAN FERRISS The Atlanta Journal-Constitution Published on: 02/20/04 MEXICO CITY -- U.S. and Mexican officials agreed Friday to tighten security along their border and devise a plan to repatriate illegal immigrants to their home states in the interior of Mexico rather than deporting them to cities along the border. "Together we need to reinforce secure and orderly repatriation of migrants to their places of origin," Homeland Security Secretary Tom Ridge said Friday after talks with Mexican Interior Secretary Santiago Creel. Ridge said Mexico has offered extraordinary cooperation with the United...
  • Immigrant Bills Could Fuel Intolerance, Opponents Say

    02/20/2004 12:22:05 AM PST · by lonewacko_dot_com · 14 replies · 178+ views
    WaPo ^ | February 19, 2004 | Nurith C. Aizenman
    Montgomery County Executive Douglas M. Duncan (D) and other local officials came to Annapolis yesterday to protest nine bills they consider anti-immigrant, including one that would outlaw Montgomery's acceptance of consular identification cards from Mexico and Guatemala as proof of identity. Other measures would require local police to detain suspected illegal immigrants and to suspend the driver's license of anyone who knowingly permitted an illegal immigrant to use his or her vehicle. Officials and immigrant advocates predicted that the bills would be voted down in committee. What prompted them to speak out, they said, was concern that, taken as a...
  • Bush Amnesty Sparks Surge in Border Crossings

    02/19/2004 7:05:58 AM PST · by VU4G10 · 121 replies · 278+ views
    <p>On Jan. 27, the Copley News Service reported that shortly after President Bush announced his plans to amnesty millions of illegal aliens in the U.S., more than half of the Mexicans trying to sneak into the U.S. through San Ysidro (search) told authorities they were doing so to position themselves for the amnesty.</p>