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  • Sen. Marco Rubio on immigration bill: No 'parades' for me

    06/20/2013 5:41:15 AM PDT · by Old Yeller · 52 replies
    Politico ^ | 6/20/13 | Tal Kopan
    Florida Sen. Marco Rubio is defending his participation in the Gang of Eight’s immigration bill efforts, saying he knows it won’t win him any “parades” among conservatives, but it’s necessary. Speaking Wednesday night with Fox News’s Sean Hannity, Rubio said he understands why conservatives are skeptical of immigration reform. “Look, it’s obvious I didn’t do this for political gain. This is not something that’s going to gain me any parades. People are frustrated, and I do understand it. What I hope they understand is that I studied this issue carefully for almost two years and I concluded that what we...
  • Babies and Immigration Reform (Not one word in the 844-page law mentions Birthright Citizenship)

    04/24/2013 6:53:09 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 203 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 04/24/2013 | Cindy Simpson
    Not a single word in the 844-page "Border Security, Economic Opportunity and Immigration Modernization Act" introduced by Senator Marco Rubio and the "Gang of Eight" addresses the controversial practice of "birthright citizenship." Birthright citizenship is the common description given to the automatic grant of U.S. citizenship to babies born in the U.S. regardless of the citizenship status of the parents. Many experts agree with the verdict of law professor Lino Graglia -- that the practice generates "perhaps the greatest possible inducement to illegal entry." The failure of Congress to confront the subject is nothing new. The "four pillars" of the...
  • Al Sharpton pledge to fight Arizona immigration bill

    04/25/2010 10:43:08 AM PDT · by Justaham · 50 replies · 1,124+ views
    The Rev. Al Sharpton says he will challenge Arizona's new immigration bill in court and on the streets. Sharpton is joining Lillian Rodriguez Lopez from the Hispanic Federation to announce a legal challenge to the bill. They say activists are also prepared to commit civil disobedience to fight the Arizona immigration bill. Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer signed the bill Friday. It requires police to question people about their immigration status — including asking for identification — if they suspect someone is in the country illegally. The law will take effect in late July or early August. President Barack Obama has...
  • CIA Director: Mexican nationals' violence a threat to US

    01/27/2009 8:28:54 AM PST · by AuntB · 20 replies · 2,634+ views
    LawEnforcementExaminer ^ | Jan. 26, 2009 | Jim Kouri
    (This column is based on a report submitted to the National Association of Chiefs of Police by the US Department of Homeland Security.) During Monday's edition of Fox News Channel's Glenn Beck Show, the decidely conservative host asked his viewers to answer a question: outgoing CIA Director Michael Hayden had stated that Iran was the Number One threat to the security of the United States; what country did Hayden rank as Number Two? The answer was Mexico. Meanwhile, retired U.S. Army General Barry McCaffrey, the former U.S. drug czar, told the Los Angeles Times that the Mexican government "is fighting...
  • TV networks: Don't raise eligibility questions

    01/08/2009 5:20:42 AM PST · by patriotgal1787 · 23 replies · 1,548+ views
    World Net Daily ^ | Jan. 9, 2009 | Andrea Shea King
    Barack Obama's campaign officials and transition office repeatedly have rejected reporters' requests for comment on questions raised over his lack of documentation regarding his birth and the resulting concerns over his eligibility to be president. Now a number of media organizations apparently don't want questions raised either.
  • Mexico says US defying world court order, asks court to stop execution of Mexicans

    06/06/2008 8:22:20 AM PDT · by AuntB · 32 replies · 159+ views
    AP ^ | June 5, 2008 | AP
    AMSTERDAM, Netherlands (AP) - Mexico has appealed to the U.N.'s highest court to seek a stay of execution for Mexican citizens on death row in the United States. It argues that U.S. authorities have failed to comply with an earlier ruling ordering a review of their trials. The 2004 ruling said the prisoners' rights were violated since they were denied contact with the Mexican consulate before being tried. The International Court of Justice said Mexico on Thursday asked the court for an "interpretation" of its 2004 judgment to clarify that the U.S. government must actually see the cases are reviewed....
  • Sneaky Amnesty Tricks In Iraq Supplemental Bill

    05/20/2008 1:24:52 PM PDT · by Delacon · 45 replies · 205+ views
    HumanEvents.com ^ | 05/20/2008 | Ericka Andersen
    This is why we keep close watch on Congress.  In a bipartisan effort accomplished quickly and virtually under the table, Sens. Diane Feinstein (D-Calif.) and Sen. Larry Craig (R-Idaho) -- in Senate Appropriations markup of the War Supplemental bill -- obtained approval of an amendment that would create an amnesty for illegal alien farm workers.  The measure, called the Emergency Agriculture Relief Act, was added to the War Supplemental bill in a 17-12 vote last Thursday. Known as the AgJob amendment, the Feinstein-Craig measure revived instantaneously the controversy that caused conservatives to lash out at the White House and Congress last summer. ...
  • Juan Hernandez alert: Speaking tonight at Baylor U. (McCain's Point Man for Shamnesty)

    04/10/2008 2:05:14 PM PDT · by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle · 37 replies · 191+ views
    Michelle Malkin.com ^ | 04/10/2008 | Michelle Malkin
    For those of you in the Baylor University area, tonight is your chance to ask Juan Hernandez about his radical, open-borders agenda and his role in the McCain campaign. The event is free and open to the public. Bring your video camera: Dr. Juan Hernandez, author of The New American Pioneers, will speak at 6 p.m. Thursday in Kayser Auditorium on Mexican immigration. His lecture will be based on his notes, “Why are We Afraid of Mexican Immigrants?”Hernandez, a member of former Mexican President Vicente Fox’s cabinet, will be the final speaker for The Academy for Leader Development and Civic...
  • No Pardon Promise for Ex-Border Patrol Agents

    07/19/2007 6:39:50 PM PDT · by Rodney King · 75 replies · 1,365+ views
    CNSnews ^ | today | Fred Lucas
    No Pardon Promise for Ex-Border Patrol Agents By Fred Lucas CNSNews.com Staff Writer July 19, 2007 (1st Add: Adds background.) (CNSNews.com) - President George W. Bush Thursday praised the federal prosecutor who was grilled two days earlier by a Senate panel for his role in the conviction of two U.S. Border Patrol agents for the shooting a drug dealer. Taking questions from members of the Nashville, Tenn., Chamber of Commerce after a speech, Bush declined to promise to pardon the two agents, as a growing number of lawmakers are urging. "I'm not going to make that kind of promise in...
  • Mexican truck drivers take English exam in Spanish

    03/14/2008 4:01:53 AM PDT · by Man50D · 52 replies · 1,730+ views
    WorldNetDaily.com ^ | March 14, 2008 | Jerome R. Corsi
    Mexican truck drivers allowed to travel throughout the U.S. under a Bush administration demonstration project may not be proficient in English, despite Department of Transportation assurances to the contrary. A brochure on the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration's website instructs Mexican truck drivers, "Did you know … You MUST be able to read and speak English to drive trucks in the United States." Still, at the Senate Commerce Committee oversight hearing Tuesday, Secretary of Transportation Mary Peters and DOT Inspector General Calvin L. Scovel III reluctantly admitted under intense questioning from Sen. Byron Dorgan, D-N.D., that Mexican drivers were being...
  • The NAFTA Controversy

    03/14/2008 8:27:57 AM PDT · by bs9021 · 11 replies · 1,547+ views
    Campus Report ^ | March 14, 2008 | Cliff Kincaid
    The NAFTA Controversy by: Cliff Kincaid, March 14, 2008 On another critical issue, McCain has emerged as a vocal proponent of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), despite the fact that one of its major supporters, Robert A. Pastor, admits that, in one key respect, it has been a colossal failure. Pastor, a Democrat who runs the Center for North American Studies at American University, says that NAFTA has resulted in economic integration and increased trade but has “fueled immigration by encouraging foreign investment near the U.S.-Mexican border, which in turn serves as a magnet for workers in central...
  • Inside the hush-hush North American Union confab

    03/13/2008 4:09:15 AM PDT · by Man50D · 346 replies · 5,753+ views
    WorldNetDaily.com ^ | March 13, 2008 | Jerome R. Corsi
    WASHINGTON -- A largely unreported meeting held at the State Department discussed integration of the U.S., Mexico and Canada in concert with a move toward a transatlantic union, linking a North American community with the European Union. The meeting was held Monday under the auspices of the Advisory Committee on International Economic Policy, or ACIEP. WND obtained press credentials and attended as an observer. The meeting was held under "Chatham House" rules that prohibit reporters from attributing specific comments to individual participants. The State Department website noted the meeting was opened by Assistant Secretary of State for Economic, Energy and...
  • Court hears lawsuit on program allowing Mexican trucks into U.S.

    02/12/2008 3:06:35 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 25 replies · 411+ views
    AP on Bakersfield Californian ^ | 2/12/08 | Paul Elias - ap
    A federal appeals court considered Tuesday whether the Bush administration can go ahead with a pilot program that allows a small number of Mexican trucks to travel freely on U.S. highways, despite a new law by Congress against it. Members of the Teamsters Union and their supporters packed a courtroom at 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, where an apparently divided three-judge panel heard arguments in the case, which may boil down to the meaning of "establish." Several tractor trailers also were parked outside the courthouse and union members and their supporters carried signs opposing the program, which allows participating...
  • Violent Border Smugglers Scare U.S. Scientists

    12/30/2007 9:44:07 AM PST · by Carbonsteel · 53 replies · 607+ views
    Foxnews ^ | Sunday, December 30, 2007 | AP
    PHOENIX — Biologist Karen Krebbs used to study bats in Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument on the Arizona-Mexico border. Then, she got tired of dodging drug smugglers all night. "I use night-vision goggles, and you could see them very clearly" — caravans of men with guns and huge backpacks full of drugs, trudging through the desert, Krebbs said. After her 10th or 11th time hiding in bushes and behind rocks, she abandoned her research.
  • On Mexican Drugs, Bush Seeks $500 Million

    10/31/2007 5:12:42 PM PDT · by ChessExpert · 46 replies · 240+ views
    Human Events Online ^ | 10/24/2007 | Mac Johnson
    President Bush this week asked Congress to approve a supplemental spending bill for $42.3 billion. The bill is intended to fund U.S. military operations in Afghanistan and Iraq. However, in a remarkable expansion of the meaning of the words “U.S. military”, “Afghanistan” and “Iraq” the bill also includes $724 million to fund U.N. Peacekeeping operations in Darfur and $500 million for Mexican police to fight Mexican drug dealers.
  • Shotgun preteen vs. illegal alien Home Invaders [False, as are 99.99% of email stories]

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

    07/23/2007 10:59:45 AM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 37 replies · 1,405+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | July 23, 2007 | REUTERS NEWS AGENCY
    Illegal aliens poised for new haven in Connecticut Article published Jul 23, 2007 July 23, 2007 REUTERS NEWS AGENCY - As many U.S. cities and states arrest illegal aliens in raids and toughen laws against them, a Connecticut city is offering to validate them under a new, first-in-the-nation ID-card program. Starting tomorrow, New Haven will offer illegal aliens municipal identification cards that allow access to city services such as libraries and a chance to open bank accounts. Supporters say the cards will improve public safety and give illegal aliens protections now afforded legal residents. Critics contend that it will unleash...
  • Bush defends his immigration proposals

    07/19/2007 5:27:42 PM PDT · by backtothestreets · 355 replies · 3,832+ views
    Yahoo ^ | July 19, 2007 | DEB RIECHMANN, Associated Press Writer
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. - President Bush sharply challenged critics of his stalled immigration-overhaul efforts on Thursday, suggesting that failure to pass a guest-worker program could trigger a labor shortage in the United States. At a town-hall style meeting, Bush also rebuffed a question about whether he would consider pardoning two Border Patrol agents in prison for the cover-up of the shooting of a drug trafficker in Texas. "No, I won't make you that promise," Bush told a woman who asked about a possible pardon. Many Republicans in Congress have said the men should not have been convicted and have criticized the...
  • Bush Urges Hispanics To Speak Up (New Info and Quotes)

    06/15/2007 10:05:16 PM PDT · by truthkeeper · 273 replies · 5,018+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | June 16, 2007 | Steven Dinan
    President Bush yesterday told Hispanics to step into the middle of the immigration debate and make sure senators who have been bombarded with calls from opponents also hear from those who support the bill. "There's a lot of emotion on this issue, and it makes sense to have people from around the country come and sit down with members of Congress to talk rationally about the issue," he told those attending the Hispanic Prayer Breakfast in Washington yesterday. He was speaking a day after the bill, which collapsed last week, was revived by the top Democrat and Republican in the...
  • Illegals Using Fire To Clear Border

    06/18/2007 8:24:03 PM PDT · by CAWats · 53 replies · 1,319+ views
    Washington Times ^ | Jerry Seper
    U.S. Border Patrol agents seeking to secure the nation's border in some of the country's most pristine national forests are being targeted by illegal aliens, who are using intentionally set fires to burn agents out of observation posts and patrol routes. The wildfires also have resulted in the destruction of valuable natural and cultural resources in the National Forest System and pose an ongoing threat to visitors, residents and responding firefighters, according to federal law enforcement authorities and others. In the Coronado National Forest in Arizona, with 60 miles of land along the U.S.-Mexico border, U.S. Forest Service firefighters sent...
  • International Treaty Used in Motion to Dismiss Molestation Case (Criminal Alien Molests 8-Month Old)

    06/15/2007 5:09:53 AM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 41 replies · 853+ views
    Clayton News Daily ^ | June 13, 2007 | Daniel Silliman
    International treaty used in motion to dismiss molestation case By Daniel Silliman dsilliman@news-daily.com Published: June 13, 2007 11:05 pm Even the defense attorney admitted it was a long shot. Citing an international treaty, Stephen Mackie argued charges of aggravated child molestation, aggravated battery and cruelty to children should be dismissed because police didn’t tell the accused man he could seek advice from the Mexican consulate. According to the Vienna Convention, signed in 1963, “foreign nationals” have to be advised of their right to seek legal council from their country’s consulate, when they are arrested. Mackie said the requirement -- sort...
  • Bush, Senators to Meet on Immigration - President Making Rare Trip to Hill

    06/11/2007 6:02:50 PM PDT · by Shermy · 52 replies · 1,790+ views
    Washington Post ^ | June 12, 2007 | Jonathan Weisman and Mike Abramowitz
    For the first time in five years, President Bush will attend the Senate Republicans' weekly policy lunch today as he pushes to revive his moribund overhaul of the nation's immigration laws. But even before he set foot in the Capitol, several Republican senators issued a terse warning yesterday: Don't expect much. In the days after the sweeping compromise on immigration collapsed on Thursday, opposition, if anything, appears to have hardened among some senators who had once been willing to consider the deal. The bill's vociferous critics have also had a long weekend to throw dirt on its grave. .... Republicans...
  • Anti Illegal-Immigration Rally in Atlanta Thursday 7PM Hosted by Chris Krok Radio Show.

    06/06/2007 7:32:10 PM PDT · by nckerr · 14 replies · 1,526+ views
    AM 750 WSB ^ | 6-6-07
    Location is at the Cobb Galeria- Here is from the AM750 websight: News/Talk 750 WSB’s Chris Krok – host of KrokTalk – Atlanta’s only late-night local talk show says “Stand Up” and let Congress know that you are opposed to Amnesty for illegal immigrants. Krok is taking his protest to Georgia Senator Saxby Chambliss THIS Thursday, June 7th! Krok, armed with a bullhorn and protest signs, will be marching against the Immigration Bill that’s before Congress. Lawmakers say opposition to the bill is subsiding because citizens have stopped calling them. Krok says join him and show them you’re opposition to...
  • CNN'S DOBBS ON '60 MINUTES': U.S. COULD DEPORT ALL ILLEGALS

    05/03/2007 11:39:32 AM PDT · by Reagan Man · 114 replies · 3,271+ views
    Drudge Report ^ | May 3, 2007 | Matt Drudge
    He has never called for the deportation of all illegal immigrants, but Lou Dobbs believes the U.S. could pull off such a feat if it really wanted to. The CNN anchor, whose stance against illegal immigration has helped raise his ratings but also fueled criticism, speaks to Lesley Stahl for a profile to be broadcast on 60 MINUTES Sunday, May 6 (7:00-8:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Dobbs is against amnesty programs for illegal immigrants and the president's guest worker proposal, so Stahl wonders whether Dobbs thinks the government could deport all illegal immigrants. "I've never called for...
  • A Lesson in Open-Borders Math( Michelle Malkin)

    05/02/2007 5:39:51 AM PDT · by kellynla · 16 replies · 1,041+ views
    Real Clear Politics ^ | May 02, 2007 | Michelle Malkin
    The New York Times is always ready and willing to serve as lead public relations staffers for the open-borders movement. On May Day, the day of mass illegal alien protests across the country, the paper saw fit to print a front-page sob story decrying rising illegal alien deportations. "Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials, facing intense political pressure to toughen enforcement [read: do their jobs], removed 221,664 illegal immigrants from the country over the last year," the Times reported ominously. That's "an increase of more than 37,000 -- about 20 percent -- over the year before, according to the agency's tally."...
  • Brownback rescinds immigration bill support

    04/26/2007 5:58:39 AM PDT · by 3AngelaD · 38 replies · 913+ views
    THE WASHINGTON TIMES ^ | April 26, 2007 | Stephen Dinan
    Republican presidential hopeful Sen. Sam Brownback said yesterday he no longer supports the immigration overhaul bill that he helped pass in the Senate. "I would not vote for the same bill," Mr. Brownback told reporters yesterday morning, saying that after the bill passed the Senate he had a chance to study its effects and decided it led to too much immigration. It's a major reversal for a man who is listed as one of seven original sponsors of the bill, along with Sen. Edward M. Kennedy, Massachusetts Democrat, and Sen. John McCain, Arizona Republican, who spearheaded the bill... He said...
  • Surge in Birth Rates Among Hispanics Creating New U.S. Underclass

    04/17/2007 3:41:01 AM PDT · by T.L.Sink · 87 replies · 1,267+ views
    Dallas Morning News ^ | Jan.21, '07 | Heather MacDonald
    ...the explosive growth of the U.S. Hispanic population over the next couple of decades does not bode well for American social stability. The dimensions of the Hispanic baby boom are startling. By 2050 the Latin population will have tripled, the Census Bureau projects. It's the fertility surge among unwed Hispanics that should worry policymakers. Hispanic women have the highest unmarried birthrate in the country - over three times that of whites and Asians, and nearly one and a half times that of black women, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Social workers in Southern California... are in...
  • 98% of Illegals Arrested Were Not Prosecuted

    04/09/2007 10:01:30 AM PDT · by VU4G10 · 33 replies · 873+ views
    newsmax.com ^ | April 9, 2007
    EL PASO, Texas -- For all the tough talk in Washington on immigration, illegal aliens caught along the Mexican border have almost no reason to fear they will be prosecuted. Ninety-eight percent of those arrested between Oct. 1, 2000, and Sept. 30, 2005, were never prosecuted for illegally entering the country, according to an Associated Press analysis of federal data. Those 5.2 million aliens were simply escorted back across the Rio Grande and turned loose. Many presumably tried to slip into the United States again.
  • Illegal border activity jumps

    04/08/2007 7:29:19 AM PDT · by SandRat · 24 replies · 802+ views
    BISBEE — After nearly two years of declining numbers, illegal border-crossings took a sudden jump last month in Cochise County, law enforcement officials say. Gustavo Soto, a spokesman for the Border Patrol’s Tucson Sector, said agents at the Naco, Douglas and Willcox stations apprehended just over 13,000 illegal immigrants last month, a 30 percent increase over March 2006. Prior to the spike, Border Patrol apprehensions in the county had been down 13 percent since the current fiscal year began on Oct. 1. That decline followed a 45 percent drop during the previous year. Sgt. Taron Maddux, spokesman for the Bisbee...
  • 18,000 Arrested in Illegals Sting

    04/08/2007 11:41:42 AM PDT · by VU4G10 · 153 replies · 2,806+ views
    NewsMax.com Wires ^ | April 6, 2007 | ap
    SAN DIEGO -- More than one-third of 18,000 people arrested in a nearly yearlong federal crackdown on illegal immigrants were not the people authorities targeted, according to government figures. The so-called "collateral arrests" involved people picked up by immigration agents while seeking fugitives such as drug smugglers, thieves, drunken drivers and others who flouted deportation orders. When tracking down fugitives, authorities visit a suspect's last known address and often find other immigrants, who are then asked to prove they are legally entitled to live in the United States. Supporters of such tactics say the government is just doing its job...
  • CA: Immigration groups say anger over Bush plan to fuel rally in LA (No pleasing illegals Alert!)

    04/07/2007 9:47:38 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 28 replies · 3,985+ views
    AP on Bakersfield Californian ^ | 4/7/07 | Peter Prengaman
    Organizers expect several thousand people at an immigrant rights rally on Saturday, saying many illegal immigrants are angry about a White House plan that would grant them work visas but require them to return home and pay hefty fines to become legal U.S. residents. Immigrant rights advocates say many of the area's illegal immigrants feel betrayed by President Bush, who they had long considered an ally. "People are really upset," said Juan Jose Gutierrez, president of Los Angeles-based Latino Movement USA, one of several organizers of Saturday's rally. "For years, the president spoke in no uncertain terms about supporting immigration...
  • Family shares dream (their daughter was murdered by illegal alien)

    04/07/2007 8:16:26 PM PDT · by ckilmer · 4 replies · 640+ views
    The Daily Item ^ | March 31, 2007 | John Finnerty
    Family shares dream Scholarship to help students study veterinary science By John Finnerty The Daily Item March 31, 2007 MILTON — Carly Snyder had hoped to pursue a career in animal sciences, but abandoned that dream because she was daunted by the years of higher education required, her mother Alice Snyder said Friday. The 20-year-old Milton woman was an animal lover who had an Appaloosa horse named Tizzy when she was younger. And had owned both a chocolate Labrador retriever and a Rottweiler. Now, almost two years after Ms. Snyder was slain in her home by an illegal alien who...
  • Driver accused in crash that killed director pleads not guilty (Illegal Immigrant)

    Velazquez-Nava, 24, had a blood alcohol level three times the legal limit when the crash occurred early Wednesday on Pacific Coast Highway, police said. He is a native of Mexico who federal authorities said was in the U.S. illegally. The crash killed Clark, the director of "A Christmas Story" and the "Porky's" movies, and his son Ariel, 22. Velazquez-Nava suffered minor injuries in the accident.
  • Deportation proceedings ahead for man arrested in 'A Christmas Storys' director

    04/06/2007 3:38:23 PM PDT · by Trupolitik · 8 replies · 424+ views
    The Boston Herald ^ | April 6, 2007 | AP
    A Mexican national accused of causing the crash that killed ”A Christmas Story” director Bob Clark and his son will face deportation proceedings once the charges against him are resolved, officials said Thursday. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement put an immigration hold Wednesday on Hector Velazquez-Nava, a 24-year-old illegal immigrant living in Los Angeles, said agency spokeswoman Virginia Kice. The action means Velazquez-Nava will be turned over to federal immigration officials and placed in deportation proceedings once his local case is completed. He was arrested for investigation of driving under the influence of alcohol and gross vehicular manslaughter, and was...
  • Officers outgunned on U.S. border

    03/09/2007 5:24:38 AM PST · by GeorgiaDawg32 · 51 replies · 1,585+ views
    washingtontimes ^ | 3/9/07 | jerry seper
    Last month, Mexican military officials in Matamoros, just south of Brownsville, Texas, stopped a tractor-trailer containing weapons and ammunition, along with a pickup truck fitted with armor and bulletproof glass. The weapons included 18 M-16 assault rifles, one equipped with an M-203 40mm grenade launcher. Also seized were several M-4 carbines, 17 handguns of various calibers, 200 magazines for different weapons, 8,000 rounds of ammunition, assault vests and other military accessories.
  • Editorial: Bush's budget proves border fence was a ploy[San Antonio Express]

    02/20/2007 6:09:53 PM PST · by FLOutdoorsman · 34 replies · 986+ views
    San Antonio Express ^ | 19 Feb 2007 | San Antonio Express
    To build support for a border fence, legislators needed only one item — pandering on an issue that did nothing but provide red meat for their base. But to build the fence, the lawmakers needed two more items — legislation and funding. They got the legislation — the president signed the bill authorizing construction of the fence last fall — but if they yell, "Show me the money," they might not like the answer. President Bush addressed the fence in his budget, but of the $2.9 trillion he proposed, a tiny fraction, $1 billion, would go into the very barrier...
  • Flow of illegal immigrants to U.S. starts to slow

    02/20/2007 4:44:47 PM PST · by A. Pole · 55 replies · 1,380+ views
    International Herald Tribune ^ | February 20, 2007 | James C. McKinley Jr.
    SAN LUIS RÍO COLORADO, Mexico: All along the U.S.-Mexican border, there are signs that the measures that the U.S. Border Patrol and other agencies have taken over the past year, from erecting new barriers to posting 6,000 National Guardsmen as armed sentinels, are beginning to slow the flow of illegal immigrants into the United States. For 10 years, Eduardo Valenzuela has been crossing the Mexican border near Yuma, Arizona, illegally, trekking over desert scrub and hopping on a freight train to get to his job with a construction company in Phoenix, Arizona. But on a recent afternoon, Valenzuela and four...
  • Kids kicked off a bus for speaking English

    01/09/2007 9:06:29 PM PST · by Nachum · 109 replies · 5,079+ views
    ktsp.com ^ | 01/09/2007 | staff
    Imagine sending your kids off to school, but when they get to the bus they are told they can't get on because they speak English. That's right, English. It happened to a few children in St. Paul and now the school district is apologizing. Rachel Armstrong sent her kids to pick up the bus as usual Monday, but after the driver let the kids on, he told them he would not pick them up again. He even said he wouldn't take them home that afternoon. Armstrong left work early Tuesday, forced to pick up her kids from Phalen Lake Elementary...
  • Minutemen heading to back up National Guard

    01/05/2007 6:12:23 PM PST · by Flavius · 102 replies · 1,859+ views
    azstarnet ^ | 01.05.2007 | Dale Quinn
    olunteers with the Minuteman Civil Defense Corps are headed for the Arizona-Mexico border Friday to provide backup for National Guard troops in response to an incident near Sasabe in which the approach of armed men forced soldiers to retreat. About 11 p.m. Wednesday, soldiers with a National Guard Entry Identification Team - which provides additional eyes and ears for the U.S. Border Patrol and notifies them of suspicious activity - saw a group of armed individuals approaching them in the desert, said Mario Martinez, spokesman for the U.S. Customs and Border Protection's Border Patrol Office. The individuals came within 100...
  • U.S.-Mexico Pact Revealed: Billions to Non-citizens

    01/05/2007 10:42:16 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 76 replies · 2,415+ views
    Newsmax ^ | January 5, 2007 | Dave Eberhart
    WASHINGTON -- As a result of lawsuits, the U.S. government released this week the actual U.S.-Mexico Social Security Totalization Agreement, an understanding signed between the Bush administration and the Mexican government in 2004 that would funnel billions of U.S. Social Security funds to Mexican citizens. TREA Senior Citizens League, a Washington-based nonpartisan seniors group, announced this week that after Freedom of Information Act lawsuits it filed against the government, it had received the secret agreement document. Brad Phillips, a spokesperson for TREA, told NewsMax that the language in the agreement "raises more questions than it answers — such as what...
  • John Rocker Writes Book On Immigration

    01/02/2007 12:37:45 PM PST · by NapkinUser · 136 replies · 2,515+ views
    NBC ^ | January 2, 2007
    FORT WORTH, Texas -- Former Major League Baseball pitcher John Rocker is starting a campaign to encourage English-speaking Americans to start demanding respect from legal and illegal immigrants who do not speak English. Rocker is also pushing for immigrants to respect the customs, heritage and culture of the United States. In a news release, Rocker said the "'Speak English' campaign is to encourage people to promote and support the sustainment of the American heritage and the American culture. This campaign is in no way intended to degrade or demean the cultures or heritages of others' nationalities or races, but instead...
  • Social Security Agreement With Mexico Released After 3 1/2 Year Freedom of Information Act Battle

    01/01/2007 8:04:50 AM PST · by WatchingInAmazement · 304 replies · 7,345+ views
    Yahoo ^ | 12/29/06 | Yahoo
    WASHINGTON, Dec. 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- After numerous refusals over three and a half years, the Social Security Administration (SSA) has released the first known public copy of the U.S.-Mexico Social Security Totalization Agreement. The government was forced to make the disclosure in response to lawsuits filed under the Freedom of Information Act by TREA Senior Citizens League, a 1.2 million-member nonpartisan seniors advocacy group. The Totalization Agreement could allow millions of illegal Mexican workers to draw billions of dollars from the U.S. Social Security Trust Fund. The agreement between the U.S. and Mexico was signed in June 2004, and is...
  • Sat Nav for Mexicans illegally entering US

    01/01/2007 11:54:13 AM PST · by calcowgirl · 140 replies · 3,341+ views
    Sunday Telegraph ^ | December 31, 2006 | Justin Stares
    Illegal immigrants planning to cross the desert and enter the US on foot are to be given hand-held satellite devices by the Mexican authorities to ensure they arrive safely. Those who get lost or fall sick during the dangerous four-day crossing will be able to activate the device, to alert frontier police on both sides of the border. The satellite tracking service will require would-be illegals to register their intentions before setting off — a paradoxical move, given that secrecy is necessary for success — but Mexican authorities are predicting that about 200,000 devices will be handed out when the...
  • Border Agents Plead for 'Christmas Pardon.'

    12/29/2006 3:13:42 AM PST · by T.L.Sink · 12 replies · 807+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | Dec.20 | Art Moore
    Jose Alonso Compean and Ignacio Ramos, were sentenced to 12 years and 11 years, respectively, in October by U.S. District Court Judge Kathleen Cardone in El Paso, Texas. The drug smuggler was granted immunity for his testimony.
  • REP. KING ZINGS ALIEN 'AMNESTY'

    12/27/2006 8:58:23 AM PST · by presidio9 · 52 replies · 1,485+ views
    NY Post ^ | December 27, 2006 | GEOFF EARLE
    Retooled immigration legislation that could get a vote in Congress by spring amounts to "amnesty" for millions of undocumented workers, Rep. Peter King (R-L.I.) fumed yesterday. "I just have no support for this at all," King told The Post. "This is clearly amnesty." King was responding to word that a bipartisan bill is being prepared for consideration by the new incoming Congress. According to a Senate Democratic aide, Sens. Ted Kennedy (D-Mass.) and John McCain (R-Ariz.) have already opened "preliminary" discussions with two House members over the revised legislation. Negotiators are considering scrapping a complicated proposal that would require an...
  • Bipartisan Effort to Draft Immigration Bill

    12/25/2006 6:36:59 PM PST · by Chesner · 223 replies · 3,352+ views
    NY Times ^ | 12/26/2006 | By RACHEL L. SWARNS
    WASHINGTON, Dec. 25 — Counting on the support of the new Democratic majority in Congress, Democratic lawmakers and their Republican allies are working on measures that could place millions of illegal immigrants on a more direct path to citizenship than would a bill that the Senate passed in the spring. The lawmakers are considering abandoning a requirement in the Senate bill that would compel several million illegal immigrants to leave the United States before becoming eligible to apply for citizenship. The lawmakers are also considering denying financing for 700 miles of fencing along the border with Mexico, a law championed...
  • Bipartisan Effort to Draft Immigration Bill

    12/26/2006 1:29:56 PM PST · by stevie_d_64 · 25 replies · 763+ views
    New York Times ^ | December 26, 2006 | RACHEL L. SWARNS
    WASHINGTON, Dec. 25 — Counting on the support of the new Democratic majority in Congress, Democratic lawmakers and their Republican allies are working on measures that could place millions of illegal immigrants on a more direct path to citizenship than would a bill that the Senate passed in the spring. The lawmakers are considering abandoning a requirement in the Senate bill that would compel several million illegal immigrants to leave the United States before becoming eligible to apply for citizenship. The lawmakers are also considering denying financing for 700 miles of fencing along the border with Mexico, a law championed...
  • (ILLEGAL) IMMIGRANT MOTHERS ALLOWED BACK HOME (SWIFT)

    12/15/2006 3:01:08 PM PST · by Kimberly GG · 18 replies · 1,129+ views
    KHAS TV NEWS ^ | 12/15/08 | Robert Price
    Not all of the suspected illegal immigrants detained in the raid are in Iowa some are back in Grand Island. In cases where married couples with children both worked at Swift and were detained, the mother has been allowed to return to her kids. One of the alleged illegal immigrants is back at home, but her husband is still with authorities somewhere in Iowa. The 261 suspected illegal immigrants detained in Tuesday's Swift raid were made up of both men and women, some of whom were married to each other. If they had kids, the mom could go home. Thursday...
  • New Federal Reserve Program Helps Illegals Send Money to Mexico

    12/15/2006 7:23:44 AM PST · by hedgetrimmer · 25 replies · 1,425+ views
    National Ledger ^ | Dec 14, 2006 | Tom Fitton
    If there is one thing this country needs, it’s a new government program designed to help illegal aliens send money to Mexico, don’t you think This week, JW released Federal Reserve marketing materials created for “Directo a México” [Direct to Mexico], a new government program designed to help immigrant workers in the U.S. – regardless of their legal status – send the money they earn here to their relatives in Mexico. We obtained the marketing materials, prepared for presentations to financial institutions in California in early November 2006, from the Retail Payments Office of the Federal Reserve in Atlanta, Georgia....
  • ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION: Bill would deny state benefits

    12/12/2006 12:43:44 PM PST · by rellimpank · 51 replies · 1,070+ views
    Las Vegas Review-Journal ^ | 12 Dec 06 | Sean Whaley
    Assemblyman wants proof of legal residency CARSON CITY -- Newly elected Assemblyman Ty Cobb, R-Reno, said Monday he has requested a bill to prohibit Nevada residents living here illegally from receiving most state benefits, including the Millennium Scholarship for academically qualified high school graduates. Cobb's measure, now being drafted, would require a Social Security number or some other form of identification showing a person is a legal resident of the country before he or she could gain access to state programs. Although emergency medical care would not be included in any ban, many other state programs could