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  • Population declining in states with relatively high dependence on government

    01/16/2014 9:09:32 AM PST · by relictele · 10 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 15 Jan 2014 | Michael Barone
    The Census Bureau’s holiday treat is its release of annual state population estimates, to be digested slowly in the new year. The headline from this year’s release is that population growth from July 2012 to July 2013 was 0.72 percent, lower than in the two preceding years and the lowest since the Great Depression 1930s. This reflects continuing low, below-replacement-rate birth rates and lower immigration than in 1982-2007. Net immigration from Mexico evidently continues to be zero. The nation's economy may be growing again, but Americans -- and potential Americans -- are not acting like it. There's a parallel here...
  • Gov. Rick Perry Admits to Being For Open Borders

    08/16/2011 8:11:46 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 185 replies ^ | February 26, 2010
    The full context of the paragraph, as well as the speech, can be found below: President Fox’s vision for an open border is a vision I embrace, as long as we demonstrate the will to address the obstacles to it. An open border means poverty has given way to opportunity, and Mexico’s citizens do not feel compelled to cross the border to find that opportunity. It means we have addressed pollution concerns, made substantial progress in stopping the spread of disease, and rid our crossings of illicit drug smuggling activity. Clearly we have a long way to go in addressing...
  • Jerry Brown Eases Path For Undocumented College Students To Receive Aid

    07/25/2011 9:29:18 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 29 replies
    LATimes ^ | July 25, 2011
    Jerry Brown Eases Path For Undocumented College Students To Receive Aid July 25, 2011 Gov. Jerry Brown signed legislation Monday allowing undocumented college students to access private financial aid for college, calling the new law “another piece of an investment in people.” But he said he was not yet ready to commit to signing a second piece of the Dream Act, which would provide public funding for those students. Brushing over the politics of illegal immigration during a ceremony at the Los Angeles City College library, Brown talked about the bill within the broader context of maintaining education funding during...
  • Brown signs California Dream Act (illegal alien financial aid)

    07/25/2011 8:49:37 PM PDT · by americanophile · 14 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 7/25/2011 | Maeve Reston
    Following through on a campaign promise, Gov. Jerry Brown signed a law Monday easing access to privately funded financial aid for undocumented college students. He also signaled that he was likely to back a more controversial measure allowing those students to seek state-funded tuition aid in the future. Assemblyman Gil Cedillo (D-Los Angeles), author of the private financial aid measure, described it as an important but incremental step toward expanding opportunities for deserving students who were brought to the U.S. illegally through no choice of their own. Cedillo is pressing ahead with a more expansive measure that would make certain...
  • Christie: Take my bipartisan example to pass immigration reform

    07/25/2010 4:28:06 PM PDT · by jessduntno · 58 replies · 2+ views
    the hill ^ | yager
    New Jersey’s Republican Gov. Chris Christie called on Congress and the White House to push immigration reform on this year’s agenda, adding that they should take a cue from him on how to build a bipartisan consensus. “The president and the Congress have to step up to the plate, they have to secure our borders, and they have to put forward a commonsense path to citizenship for people,” Christie said on ABC’s “This Week.” While Christie stopped short of blaming Democrats or Republicans for the continued stalemate on immigration reform, he referenced his work with New Jersey Democrats in passing...
  • Bush Aides Condemn Birthright Citizenship Reform (Compassionate Conservatives Support Invasion)

    08/11/2010 10:40:32 AM PDT · by GOPGuide · 46 replies
    Frum Forum ^ | August 11th, 2010 | David Frum
    Politico reports on Bush-era staffers who are condemning the latest rhetoric on ending birthright citizenship: The push by congressional Republicans to deny automatic citizenship to the children of illegal immigrants has opened up a split in the GOP, with several former Bush administration officials warning that the party could lose its claim to one of its proudest legacies: the 14th Amendment. For Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C) and other conservatives, the solution to what they regard as one of the greatest flaws of U.S. immigration policy is obvious: Amend the amendment, which grants citizenship to anyone born on American soil regardless...
  • UK: Residents powerless to remove illegal immigrants from their gardens

    03/19/2010 12:53:45 PM PDT · by Stoat · 43 replies · 1,421+ views
    The Daily Mail (U.K.) ^ | March 19, 2010
    But on closer inspection it is revealed to be a makeshift camp for desperate Eastern European immigrants.  Around a dozen are camping out in residents' gardens, sheds and even their trees as they cannot afford their own homes.  Those who live in the street in Peterborough, Cambridgeshire, have been told they are powerless to remove the trespassers taking shelter on their land. Groups of immigrants have moved into the gardens of at least six properties since November last year, leaving a trail of cider bottles, bags of human waste and drugs needles behind them.   Though homeowners have appealed...
  • Immigrants Claim Wal-Mart Fired Them to Provide Jobs for Local Residents

    02/09/2010 6:00:17 AM PST · by Dubya · 65 replies · 2,181+ views
    A small group of West African men who came to the Rockies in search of economic opportunity are embroiled in a dispute with Wal-Mart, accusing it of a raft of discriminatory actions. Most say they were dismissed because supervisors wanted to give their jobs to local people in need of work.
  • Police Investigate Somali Attacks (Maine)

    12/19/2009 5:43:01 AM PST · by Travis McGee · 80 replies · 2,714+ views
    SunJournel ^ | Dec. 17, 2009 | Mark LaFlamme
    LEWISTON — In the early evening on the first day of summer, a large group of Somali boys approached a woman on the corner of Ash and Pierce streets. According to police reports, they intimidated the woman and slapped her in the back of the head before scattering into the downtown. Five days later, shortly after midnight, a man was accosted by a group of Somali boys outside the Big Apple on Main Street. Police reports say several members of the group punched the man and took money from him. They then fled in a car. Later that night, a...
  • More details emerge on Target's probe of immigrant workers

    12/17/2009 8:03:10 AM PST · by SmithL · 86 replies · 1,918+ views
    Contra Costa Times ^ | 12/17/9 | Matt O'Brien
    WALNUT CREEK — Almost a month after an internal probe pushed 50 immigrant workers out of their jobs at a downtown Target store, interviews with former and current store employees portray a mass firing that was selective, planned in advance and confusing to many of those forced out. Sparked by an allegation that illegal immigrants worked on the night shift, the Walnut Creek store last month attracted the attention of the Minneapolis corporate headquarters of the 1,700-store chain. The company sent a team to investigate, according to several people close to the incident. By the end of the second week...

    12/07/2009 10:30:30 AM PST · by Tamar Rush · 36 replies · 1,951+ views
    The Last Crusade ^ | Dec. 7, 2009 | The Last Crusade
    TERROR THREAT CLIMBS YES, MUSLIMS WANT TO KILL US! The Obama administration, faced with a sharp increase of recent Islamic terrorism cases on American soil, has concluded that the country confronts a rising threat from homegrown extremism.So reports The Los Angeles Times.Anti-terrorism officials and experts see signs of accelerated radicalization among American Muslims, driven by a wave of English-language online propaganda and reflected in trips of American jihadi wannabes to hot spots such as Pakistan and Somalia. In recent years, Europe has become the front line, the target of successive attacks and major plots, while the U.S. has...
  • Documents identify terrorism threat in border gaps

    12/07/2009 5:23:59 AM PST · by Outside da Box · 12 replies · 669+ views
    The Salt Lake City Tribune ^ | 12/7/2009 | Thomas Burr
    Shortly after the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001, a secret government report highlighted a way terrorists might easily enter the United States carting weapons of mass destruction. It wasn't by air or sea. The classified analysis pointed to an arid and sparsely populated stretch of the U.S.-Mexico border in Arizona teeming with drug runners. "This area has become very active with smuggling and encrypted radio traffic," says the report titled "Threat Assessment for Public Lands" completed by the Interior Department in late 2002. "This would be an ideal area to smuggle a weapon of mass destruction." The report, marked...
  • Somali training camps fuel threat of attacks on US

    11/29/2009 7:39:32 AM PST · by Saije · 18 replies · 1,019+ views
    Google/AP ^ | 11/29/2009 | MOHAMED OLAD HASSAN
    The recruits gather in scorching desert hideouts in Somalia, use portraits of President Barack Obama for target practice, learn how to make and detonate bombs, and vow allegiance to Osama bin Laden. Training camps in the lawless nation of Somalia are attracting hundreds of foreigners, including Americans, and Somalis recruited by a local insurgent group linked to al-Qaida, according to local and U.S. officials. American officials and private analysts say the camps pose a security threat far beyond the borders of Somalia, including to the U.S. homeland. In interviews with The Associated Press, former trainees gave rare details on the...
  • Eight charged in U.S. for Somali war recruiting

    11/23/2009 3:14:39 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 3 replies · 280+ views
    Reuters ^ | Nov. 23, 2009 | Todd Melby
    MINNEAPOLIS (Reuters) - Authorities unsealed terrorism-related charges Monday against eight defendants they said recruited young Somali-American men to return to their homeland to fight for an Islamist militant group. The charges said men were recruited in Minneapolis mosques to fight for al-Shabaab, which the United States accuses of being al Qaeda's proxy in the Horn of Africa nation. In all, authorities have charged 14 people with recruiting, training or financing travel for young Somali immigrants in Minneapolis, which is home to some 50,000 Somalis. About 20 young men, all but one of Somali descent, have left the Minneapolis area since...
  • Terror Charges Unsealed in Minnesota Against Eight Defendants, Justice Department Announces

    11/23/2009 2:17:37 PM PST · by Cindy · 23 replies · 996+ views
    Note: The following text is a quote: Terror Charges Unsealed in Minnesota Against Eight Defendants, Justice Department Announces The Justice Department announced that terrorism charges have been unsealed today in the District of Minnesota against eight defendants. According to the charging documents, the offenses include providing financial support to those who traveled to Somalia to fight on behalf of al-Shabaab, a designated foreign terrorist organization; attending terrorist training camps operated by al-Shabaab; and fighting on behalf of al-Shabaab. Thus far, 14 defendants have been charged in the District of Minnesota in indictments or criminal complaints that have been unsealed and...
  • Deportable Criminals Released In U.S. (Armenian murderers, robbers bought 'letters of refusal')

    07/29/2009 1:04:09 PM PDT · by Stoat · 7 replies · 674+ views
    JudicialWatch ^ | July 29, 2009
    Deportable Criminals Released In U.S. Last Updated: Wed, 07/29/2009 - 3:51pmDozens of illegal aliens convicted of serious felonies have been released in the U.S. because federal immigration authorities fell for a scheme in which a foreign diplomat blocked their deportations for cash.The Armenian Consul in Los Angeles sold letters for up to $35,000 a piece to dozens of deportable criminals from his country that wanted to remain in the U.S. after serving their jail sentence. The letters were sent to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and said that the Armenian government could not verify that the criminal aliens...
  • Feds Arrest 3 Connected With Border Patrol Killing (In San Jose!)

    07/24/2009 6:55:34 PM PDT · by Ladycalif · 24 replies · 1,395+ views
    NBC ^ | 7/24/2009
    <p>Three people in connection with the Thursday killing of a Border Patrol agent in San Diego County were arrested at O'Connor Hospital in San Jose Friday.</p> <p>Agents with the Department of Homeland Security surrounded the hospital and arrested two men and one woman.</p>
  • Illegal aliens bring America diseases while idiots want to give them amnesty.

    12/08/2008 5:09:48 AM PST · by jmaroneps37 · 17 replies · 1,592+ views
    The Collins Report ^ | December 8th, 2008 | Kevin “Coach” Collins
    The crush of illegal aliens has brought us a variety diseases. For the first time we have seen cases of Chagas disease a parasitic illness that is the leading cause of heart failure in Central and South America where as many as 18 million people are infected with this deadly sickness. Transmitted by insects, Chagas, which was unknown here ten years ago is now in 23 states. The open borders crowd from George Bush down are responsible for bring this and other diseases into our lives, because “they do the jobs Americans won’t do.” What a pile of dung! Tuberculosis...
  • Top 10 Things President Bush Should Do Before Leaving Office

    11/25/2008 1:32:52 AM PST · by flattorney · 30 replies · 1,437+ views
    Human Events ^ | November 25, 2008 | Staff
    10. Land use -- Review executive orders concerning the Antiquities Act designations of lands by the government. Under Bill Clinton, millions of acres of lands were locked up by executive fiat and, because these actions were not established by law, they can be undone by executive action of a subsequent President. 9. Oil drilling -- Continue to push the Outer Continental Shelf planning process so that newly opened OCS acreage can be leased for future oil drilling. 8. Oil shale leasing -- Issue the final leasing regulations for oil shale leasing in the Western United States. Without these, the U.S....
  • Border bloodshed likely to worsen, experts warn;Over 50 Killed in Tijuana This Week

    10/05/2008 3:29:33 PM PDT · by Ladycalif · 10 replies · 878+ views
    Unease about potential for spillover rises in U.S. After a particularly violent week in Tijuana that has left 54 dead in a fierce cartel power struggle, experts on both sides of the border fear the worst is yet to come. Law enforcement officers inspected several bodies found on a Tijuana street Friday. The string of violence continued yesterday, with 10 more bodies found around the city. Since early last year, Mexican President Felipe Calderón has deployed thousands of soldiers and federal police to drug-route battlegrounds such as Baja California, Chihuahua and Michoacan. Experts say it's clear that the recent bloodbath...
  • Ex-legislator’s husband pleads guilty

    07/16/2008 9:32:41 AM PDT · by AuntB · 8 replies · 182+ views
    Advocate Acadiana bureau ^ | July 16, 2008 | JASON BROWN
    LAFAYETTE — An Amelia businessman who is the husband of a former state representative has pleaded guilty in federal court to harboring illegal aliens. Lenny J. Dartez of Morgan City now faces a sentence of up to five years in jail and a possible maximum $250,000 fine for harboring aliens, according to court records. He will be sentenced in federal court Oct. 22. As part of his plea agreement, Dartez agreed Monday to pay $45,000 in civil penalties to the Department of Homeland Security, $5,000 of which will be paid on or before sentencing with the remainder to be paid...
  • "Numbers USA" (Anti-Illegal Aliens Group) Announces CONSTITUTION PARTY Has Best Candidate on Issue

    07/12/2008 12:34:59 AM PDT · by AmericanInTokyo · 119 replies · 243+ views
    Numbers USA ^ | 12 July 2008 | AmericanInTokyo
    This non-partisan, national grassroots lobbying organization working day and night on issues pertaining to border sovereignty, recently updated their online 2008 Presidential Candidates score card.On a variety of (15) issues relating to Immigration, the group ranked Presidential Candidate CHUCK BALDWIN of the US Constitution Party, as "EXCELLENT" in all categories.Coming in second place with a high report card was Libertarian Party's CONGRESSMAN BOB BARR.
  • Jamiel Shaw Event - Report and Pictures

    05/10/2008 7:49:44 PM PDT · by Ladycalif · 7 replies · 180+ views
    Local Media was there, KTLA and FOX, so watch the news. Lots more pictures: This was very emotional event. The marker marking the spot where Jamiel Shaw was shot down is just three doors down from their family home. Attending was Terry Anderson, Jesse Lee Peterson of BOND, Sheriff Lee Baca and City Councilman Zine. Sheriff Lee Baca spoke briefly of the need for "intervention programs" to prevent young people such as Pedro Escobar from joining gangs. This was generally met with groans and eye rolls. City Councilman Zine spoke of his initiative to amend Special Order 40. He...
  • Jeff Sessions Leads Republican Group to Introduces Tough Immigration Legislation

    03/09/2008 5:43:41 PM PDT · by Condor 63 · 56 replies · 1,190+ views
    WASHINGTON – In the wake of last year’s failed immigration reform efforts, twelve Republican Senators today introduced 15 specific enforcement bills, each designed to make important improvements to America’s immigration system. Each bill in the package represents a specific step toward securing America’s borders, increasing enforcement at the workplace, or restoring law and order to our nation’s immigration system. The coalition, led by U.S. Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL), will call for full Senate consideration on each of the individual bills as amendments to any appropriate legislative vehicle or as stand-alone pieces of legislation. “The American people have made it clear...
  • Multiple (15) GOP Bills Create Another Legislative Front for Immigration Politics

    03/06/2008 4:28:03 AM PST · by flattorney · 22 replies · 112+ views
    CQ Politics ^ | March 5, 2008 | Karoun Demirjian/Alex Wayne
    A dozen Republican senators introduced 15 enforcement-oriented immigration bills Wednesday, even as their party embraced a presidential candidate who has supported a more comprehensive overhaul of the system with a less harsh approach toward illegal immigrants. Behind the scenes in the House, meanwhile, leaders of both parties prepared for a potential confrontation over a controversial immigration enforcement bill (HR 4088) by Heath Shuler , D-N.C. Republican leaders continued discussions over whether to initiate a discharge petition that could force Shuler’s bill to the floor. Democratic leaders were hoping that few from their party would support that effort, but Shuler himself...
  • Anyone but McCain, Santorum Says

    03/02/2007 12:29:50 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies · 722+ views
    The Politico ^ | March 1, 2007 | Carrie Budoff
    Former Sen. Rick Santorum has drawn at least one conclusion about the Republican presidential primary field: Anybody but John McCain. The Pennsylvania Republican, who signed a contract Thursday as a Fox News contributor, said that he has spoken with every GOP candidate except the senator from Arizona but that it’s still too early for him to endorse. “The only one I wouldn’t support is McCain,” Santorum said during an interview in his office at the Ethics and Public Policy Center in Washington, where he is a senior fellow. “I don’t agree with him on hardly any issues,’’ Santorum said. “I...
  • UK: Secret Home Office memo orders officials to STOP deporting bogus foreign students

    01/07/2008 2:14:51 AM PST · by Stoat · 9 replies · 193+ views
    The Daily Mail (U.K.) ^ | January 5, 2007 | MATTHEW HICKLEY
    Secret Home Office memo orders officials to STOP deporting bogus foreign studentsBy MATTHEW HICKLEY - More by this author » Last updated at 08:02am on 7th January 2008 Jacqui Smith: The Home Secretary had promised to toughen the migrant system Immigration officers have been ordered to stop deporting foreign students who overstay their visas.  A leaked memo obtained by the Daily Mail suggests they are not regarded as a high enough priority. The secret edict makes a mockery of Government claims to be running a "robust" immigration system. Last night insiders in the service said hundreds of thousands of students...
  • Principal favors testing in Spanish (New Haven,CT sanctuary city)

    12/11/2007 2:54:00 AM PST · by raybbr · 10 replies · 177+ views
    The New Haven Register ^ | December 11, 2007 | Elizabeth Benton
    NEW HAVEN — After narrowly missing a national award last year when students learning English in the third and fourth grades failed to meet standards set by the No Child Left Behind act, John C. Daniels Principal Gina Wells embarked on a mission to allow standardized testing in Spanish. "There’s no doubt if my kids took that test, they would have passed with flying colors in their native language," Wells said. "They need more years in their native language to be able to thrive. ...By fifth and sixth grade, they are truly bilingual kids. I don’t want them to only...
  • DPS was watching burglars shot by Horn

    12/04/2007 10:21:49 PM PST · by Hardshell · 125 replies · 784+ views
    KHOU - Houston ^ | December 4, 2008 | Rucks Russell / 11 News
    <p>DPS was watching burglars shot by Horn 10:16 PM CST on Tuesday, December 4, 2007 By Rucks Russell / 11 News Even before their deaths prompted a series of heated debates about the use of deadly force, detectives at the Department of Public Safety had their eye on Diego Ortiz and Miguel Dejesus. The two were shot and killed by Joe Horn, a Pasadena man who thought they were burglarizing his neighbor’s home last month. According to a DPS memo obtained by 11 News, the department was investigating the use of Puerto Rican birth certificates by Colombians seeking to obtain Texas driver’s licenses. Both Ortiz and Dejesus had applied for licenses. Dejesus listed his country of origin as Puerto Rico, but both men were Colombian. Apparently, the DPS is investigating hundreds of immigrants who may have used illegal papers to get Texas licenses. But that’s not all. A much wider probe has been launched into an organized syndicate of Colombians who are engaged in illegal weapons sales and home break-ins – just like the one Ortiz and Dejesus were involved in last month in Pasadena. That day, Joe Horn and a shotgun stood in the way of the suspected thieves, but in many instances the suspects have gotten away. The ATF, ICE and DPS have reportedly formed a task force to bring the crime wave to an end. The burglars are said to be very effective at what they do, conducting extensive surveillance on their targets before striking. Some of the suspects are extremely violent. The investigations have already led to several arrests.</p>
  • Mexico police chief murder linked to border tunnel

    12/04/2007 7:39:41 PM PST · by Ladycalif · 18 replies · 313+ views
    TIJUANA, Mexico – Gunmen killed the police chief of a Mexican city bordering California Tuesday by shooting him some 50 times in an apparent revenge attack after police found a drug-smuggling tunnel under the border. Gunmen broke into the house of Tecate police chief Juan Soriano in the early hours of the morning and shot him repeatedly in the face and torso as he slept in bed with his wife, an official at the Baja California state attorney general's office told Reuters. His wife was not hit. The killing of Soriano, who had started his job only last week, appeared...
  • Huckabee Responds To Immigration Criticism

    11/30/2007 5:43:44 AM PST · by dano1 · 54 replies · 77+ views
    The Morning News ^ | 11/30/2007 | Aaron Sadler
    As rivals who consider Mike Huckabee soft on immigration ramp up their attacks, the former Arkansas governor acknowledged Thursday that his position on the issue may cost him votes. Huckabee for weeks now has been criticized for his 2005 support of state-sponsored scholarships for illegal immigrants. Legislation to provide the tuition aid failed in the Arkansas Senate. Huckabee admitted his stance is unpopular among a GOP voter base that has made immigration the No. 1 issue of the campaign. "If it costs me the election, it costs me the election," he told reporters at a luncheon on Capitol Hill. But...
  • Immigration raids spark plan-ahead drive

    11/25/2007 2:43:04 PM PST · by Ladycalif · 15 replies · 146+ views
    Orange County ^ | 11/27/2007 | Amy Taxin
    Lawyers and advocacy organizations teach illegal immigrants to prepare for deportations and know their rights. ORANGE - After immigration raids near her house this year, Rosa isn't taking many chances. The 35-year-old illegal immigrant tries to stay home when possible and avoids extra trips to the store. And she's spoken with her two U.S.-born children about what lacking papers means – and let them know that if she is deported, a family friend will bring them to her in Mexico. Citing an increase in raids, immigration rights advocates are urging families to plan for a deportation if someone in their...
  • Day Laborers Attack Americans Canoga Park 11/3/2007 Update -picture of alleged rock thrower

    11/07/2007 6:40:56 PM PST · by Ladycalif · 23 replies · 303+ views
  • Hillary Clinton: Long On Rhetoric, Short On Answers

    11/03/2007 12:20:08 PM PDT · by gpapa · 39 replies · 62+ views
    Real Clear Politics ^ | November 2, 2007 | RNC
    Hillary Clinton: Long On Rhetoric, Short On Answers (Video at the link)
  • Thompson: "Wrong Answer"

    11/03/2007 12:05:44 PM PDT · by gpapa · 93 replies · 68+ views
    Real Clear Politics ^ | November 2, 2007 | Fred Thompson
    Fred Thompson responds (to Clinton) on whether to give driver's licenses to illegal immigrants. Video at the link.
  • Judge Bars Bush Crackdown on Illegal Workers

    10/10/2007 4:56:07 PM PDT · by MNJohnnie · 50 replies · 1,152+ views
    Washington Post ^ | 10-10-07 | By Spencer S. Hsu
    A federal judge barred the Bush administration today from launching a planned crackdown on U.S. firms that hire illegal immigrants, warning of the plan's potentially "staggering" impact on law-abiding workers and companies. Issuing a firm rebuke of the White House, U.S. District Judge Charles R. Breyer of San Francisco granted a preliminary injunction against the government's plan to pressure employers to fire up to 8.7 million workers with suspect Social Security numbers starting this fall.
  • EU chiefs want to let in an extra 20 million immigrants from Africa and Asia

    09/14/2007 9:17:14 AM PDT · by Stoat · 30 replies · 651+ views
    The Daily Mail (U.K.) ^ | September 14, 2007 | JAMES SLACK
    EU chiefs want to let in an extra 20 million immigrants from Africa and AsiaBy JAMES SLACK - More by this author » Last updated at 09:50am on 14th September 2007 Criticised: Foreign Secretary David Miliband is under fire for failing to stop the anti-EU treaty bandwagon gaining momentum   Britain faces being swamped by a wave of new migrants after EU chiefs announced yesterday they want to let in an extra 20 million workers from Asia and Africa.  Skilled migrants would be granted special 'blue cards' giving them the right to settle in member states, including Britain - if the...
  • Tougher US immigration leading to 'reverse brain-drain': study

    08/22/2007 2:37:39 PM PDT · by Rick_Michael · 32 replies · 696+ views
    AFP ^ | Aug 22, 2007
    WASHINGTON (AFP) - The huge backlog in US immigration visas is leading to a "reverse brain-drain" that will force skilled workers to return to their home country, a report released Wednesday concludes. The study by the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation found that more than one million potential immigrants, including scientists, engineers, doctors and researchers, are competing for 120,000 permanent US resident visas each year. The report said some applicants must wait several years, in part because the number of employment visas issued to immigrants from any single country is fewer than 10,000 per year. "The United States benefits from having...
  • VA-Page: Page County Immigration

    08/14/2007 9:11:32 AM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 4 replies · 449+ views
    WHSV-TV3 Harrisonburg Va. ^ | 2007-08-10 | Kelly Creswell
    Page County Supervisor Charles Hoke is looking into what other counties in Virginia have done to curb illegal immigration. But this supervisor says local governments can't take this issue on by themselves. Hoke says there is a legal way for immigrants to come into the country. They just need to follow the immigration laws. However Hoke says, many aren't following those laws. "Why should someone else come to this country, and disregard our laws and be treated better than the people that are here as far as the immigration system," says Hoke. "We do have a good immigration system, we...
  • VA-Fairfax: Not enforcing laws leads to immigration woes

    08/07/2007 9:41:32 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 4 replies · 594+ views
    The Fairfax County Times ^ | 2007-08-07 | Krista Noonan
    It's sad to see the the proponents of the "grand immigration compromise" continue to blame the failure of its passage on American citizens who are "nativists" or "racists." They have to continue to tell anecdotal stories of bigoted comments in grocery stores. They don't want to credit the American people, both liberal and conservative, for learning the truth against all attempts by Congress, the administration, and the media to try and tell us that the "system is broken," we the giant Superpower, can't enforce our laws, and so forth. They now blame talk-radio for pointing out the ridiculousness and unworkability...
  • "Group Battles Anti-Immigrant (Sic) Rhetoric" (VIRGINIA)

    08/05/2007 6:50:39 PM PDT · by AmericanInTokyo · 8 replies · 600+ views
    Leesburg2Today Newspaper, Virginia ^ | 3 August 2007 | Charlie Jackson, of Leesburg2Day
    Group Battles Anti-Immigrant Rhetoric (sic) By Charlie Jackson Two weeks after (Loudoun, Virginia) County supervisors voted unanimously to study what services the county could cut off to illegal immigrants and how the county could combat businesses that hire illegal immigrants, the Rev. Edwin Andrade gathered with members of La Voz of Loudoun and other interested parties to discuss ways to counteract the county's decision. Meeting in Sterling, VA Tuesday night, Andrade, who is the minister at Riverside Presbyterian Church, said he didn't like to use the word "fight" when discussing how to convince county supervisors to take a less aggressive...
  • "More Than 40 States Take Reactive Measures After Failure of Immigration Reform" (TRANSLATION)

    08/04/2007 7:14:34 PM PDT · by AmericanInTokyo · 21 replies · 930+ views
    Nuevo Siglo News (Translated to English) ^ | 3 August 2007 | Nuevo Siglo News (Chicago Hispanic Newspaper)
    PROJECT: COUNTERINTELLIGENCE SUBJECT: ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION / RESPONSE ON THE U.S. LOCAL LEVEL FILE: OPPOSITION RESEARCH TRANSLATION: SPANISH to ENGLISH (w/BABELFISH) Original Spanish Title: ("Más de 40 Estados Reaccionan a la Falta de Una Reforma Inmigratoria") TEXT OF SPANISH-TO-ENGLISH TRANSLATION: "NSN.-Because of the lack of immigration reform, the state legislatures around the United States could introduce legal initiatives to discourage illegal immigration. According to a report of the National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL, theirabbreviations in English) 1,169 initiatives on immigrants were presented/displayed before the state legislatures until the 15 of April, which is more of than double the 570...
  • Prince William County Officials Approve Immigration Bill

    07/10/2007 4:21:59 PM PDT · by Andy'smom · 85 replies · 2,577+ views ^ | 07/10/07
    PRINCE WILLIAM COUNTY, Va. -- The Prince William County board voted Tuesday on whether to adopt tougher measures that would target illegal immigrants. The proposed measure requires that immigration status be checked before someone could use public services such as schools, libraries and swimming pools. The bill also requires police to check the residency status of anyone suspected of breaking the law. The measure would also force county police to ask about immigration during routine traffic stops. Authorities said the names of undocumented residents that are gathered would be submitted to immigration officials for possible deportation
  • [John]McCain Derails

    07/10/2007 2:19:24 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 41 replies · 1,750+ views
    CBS News ^ | July 10, 2007 | Kevin Drum
    I guess the Straight Talk Express is finally melting down. After returning from a trip to Iraq — something hardly likely to have lifted his spirits — John McCain apparently blew up at campaign manager Terry Nelson and chief strategist John Weaver over their out-of-control spending. In the end, he fired Nelson and Weaver then resigned: Weaver's resignation was the most surprising. He has been McCain's chief strategist and confidant for many years, playing a role as central to the Arizonan's political operations as White House senior adviser Karl Rove has played in President Bush's. The only other person in...
  • Hard Line On Illegals A GOP Loser? Not In View Of An Old GOP Winner

    07/08/2007 1:09:21 PM PDT · by ruination · 37 replies · 1,422+ views
    Investor's Busines Daily ^ | 7/6/2007 | IBD editors
    No sooner had immigration reform died in the Senate than dire warnings went out from its defeated supporters: Republican opponents risk political oblivion if they alienate Latinos, the nation's fastest-growing demographic, by continuing to take a hard line on illegal immigration. As usual, the warnings included references to the immigration battle in California in 1994. In that year's general election, voters approved a ballot initiative, Proposition 187, to prohibit the expenditure of state tax money to provide services to illegal immigrants. The most high-profile supporter of Proposition 187 was Republican Gov. Pete Wilson. He had long pressed the federal government...
  • Even In Defeat, The Elite Keep Insults Coming

    07/04/2007 12:26:18 PM PDT · by Kitten Festival · 41 replies · 1,919+ views
    IBD Editorials ^ | 4 July 2007 | Thomas Sowell
    With the White House, the leaders of both political parties and the media all solidly behind the "comprehensive" immigration "reform" bill, how could it be stopped in the Senate, as it was last week? The people stopped it. That is what democracy is all about. When members of Congress began to be deluged with angry letters, phone calls and e-mails from their constituents, they knew the game was over — and that their careers could be over if they didn't pay attention to what the voters were saying. This bill was an insult to people's intelligence from start to finish,...
  • Would you be in favor of Amnesty if the borders were truly secure?

    06/30/2007 4:02:33 PM PDT · by Eric Blair 2084 · 299 replies · 3,708+ views
    Free Republic | June 29, 2007 | Eric Blair
    The defeat of the amnesty bill is indeed a great day for America. The noble concept of a "Government by the people, for the people" has worked exactly the way our founding fathers intended. Our public serpents have heard the voice of their constituents and acted according to their wishes by defeating this train wreck of a bill. In the absence of an actual intellectual argument, proponents of amnesty relied on the lowest common denominator of civil public discourse...when you have no facts to back you up, just call your opponent names like doodyhead, racist, bigot, redneck or nativist. Apparently...
  • Senator Alexander is to be on Mike Fleming's show (4pm-7pm central) today, talking immigration!

    06/21/2007 1:23:00 PM PDT · by Sybeck1 · 19 replies · 537+ views Mike Fleming is to have Lamar Alexander on today to talk about immigration. Maybe we might find out his stance with both GA and now TX voting "no cloture".

    06/20/2007 5:12:49 PM PDT · by fangle · 11 replies · 1,074+ views
    Library of Congress ^ | June 18, 2007 | Senator Ted Kennedy
    SEC. 413. BILATERAL EFFORTS WITH MEXICO TO REDUCE MIGRATION PRESSURES AND COSTS. (a) FINDINGS- Congress makes the following findings: (1) Migration from Mexico to the United States is directly linked to the degree of economic opportunity and the standard of living in Mexico. (2) Mexico comprises a prime source of migration to the United States. (3) Remittances from Mexican citizens working in the United States reached a record high of nearly $17,000,000,000 in 2004. (4) Migration patterns may be reduced from Mexico to the United States by addressing the degree of economic opportunity available to Mexican citizens. (5) Many Mexican...
  • Graham Statement on Reviving Immigration Floor Debate

    06/18/2007 1:54:06 PM PDT · by 3AngelaD · 80 replies · 2,214+ views
    WASHINGTON- U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina) today made the following statement on the agreement to bring the immigration reform bill back to the floor. The Senate will resume debate on immigration possibly as soon as next week. Graham said: “After 9-11 immigration reform is not just a social and economic problem, but also a national security issue of the highest importance. I am pleased that the Senate leadership is going to bring the immigration reform bill back to the floor for further debate and amendment. This is a great opportunity for the Senate, in a bipartisan fashion, to reform...