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  • ICE agents hit 6 Swift plants

    12/12/2006 9:12:29 AM PST · by VxH · 116 replies · 4,378+ views
    Greeley Tribune News ^ | 12/12/2006 | Staff Reports
    Immigration and Custom Enforcement agents raided six Swift & Co. plants this morning with civil search warrants, arresting illegal immigrants working at the plants. Barbara Gonzalez, an ICE public affairs officer, said they don’t have any numbers on how many people will be taken out of any of the plants and probably won’t have that number until Wednesday. She said Swift is not facing any charges right now, but the investigation is continuing. “At this point, a civil search warrant allows us to search the premises to find any illegal aliens. The strong point here is that a lot of...
  • Trucking student faces Deportation (Indian Muslim arrested)

    12/11/2006 8:22:49 PM PST · by atomic conspiracy · 40 replies · 2,013+ views
    Landline Magazine ^ | 12-11-06 | Staff
    Trucking student faces deportation Instructors at a truck driving school in Rhode Island thought it was suspicious that one of their students – who was going for a CDL with hazmat endorsement – wasn’t interested in learning how to back up. According to the Providence Journal, the staff at the Nationwide Tractor Trailer Driving School in Smithfield, RI, became suspicious and contacted federal officials. It turned out the student, Mohammed Mullawala, was in the U.S. illegally, had driver’s licenses from three states and had falsified documents to get one of the licenses. Mullawala now faces deportation. “Maybe he’s not a...
  • Illegal Alien Criminal Activity Will Shock You

    12/12/2006 11:14:28 AM PST · by Boston Blackie · 48 replies · 1,620+ views
    he Family Security Foundation, Inc. ^ | December 11, 2006 | The Editors
    Many decent Americans will be outraged and shocked by FSM’s third-in-a-series of reports on illegal immigration and how it is contributing mightily to destroying America, as we know it, from within. Read this continuation of a truly riveting report on exactly what those in Congress who are not protecting our borders do not want you, the person who is funding all this crime and societal horror, to know. Turn your outrage into action! Go here and chew out your Congressman!
  • Katrina Begets a Baby Boom by Immigrants

    12/10/2006 8:13:31 PM PST · by Ellesu · 19 replies · 945+ views
    nytimes.com ^ | 12/11/06 | EDUARDO PORTER
    NEW ORLEANS — First came the storm. Then came the workers. Now comes the baby boom. In the latest twist to the demographic transformation of New Orleans since it was swamped by Hurricane Katrina last year, hundreds of babies are being born to Latino immigrant workers, both legal and illegal, who flocked to the city to toil on its reconstruction. The throng of babies gurgling in the handful of operational maternity wards here has come as a big surprise — and a financial strain — to this historically black and white city, which before the hurricane had only a small...
  • CA: Droves say goodbye to Golden State

    12/10/2006 10:28:48 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 305 replies · 6,461+ views
    Mercury News ^ | 12/10/06 | Mike Swift
    Wayne Brown gave up $40,000 in income to move from the Bay Area to Kansas. And he feels great. It got to be too much last year for the college information-technology officer: the commute to downtown San Francisco that sometimes took two hours, the housing-price spiral and the high-wire borrowing that paid for it. ``I would find myself sitting in traffic,'' Brown recalled, ``screaming at people.'' When the Kansas job came up in early 2005, Brown and his wife, Teresa, sold two Bay Area homes and happily settled in a suburb of Kansas City. They have never looked back. The...
  • Tancredo protestors turn violent

    12/01/2006 9:56:47 AM PST · by wouldntbprudent · 91 replies · 2,716+ views
    Denver Post ^ | Dec. 1, 2006 | Anne Mulkern
    Violence erupted at a Michigan law school Thursday when protestors tried to block a speech by Colorado Congressman Tom Tancredo. Police were called after protestors pulled a fire alarm prior to the speech on immigration policies. There were at least three violent incidents with protestors targeting student backers of the event, Tancredo, R-Littleton, said today. "One was spit on, one was kicked, and one was punched," Tancredo said in an e-mail. "Tires were also slashed."
  • Immigrants pay off big for Texas' economy

    12/08/2006 8:17:53 AM PST · by Graybeard58 · 123 replies · 1,980+ views
    . San Antonio Express-News ^ | 12/07/2006 | R.G. Ratcliffe
    AUSTIN — Undocumented immigrants have boosted the state's economy by $17.7 billion and haven't been a drain on state government — but they did cost local governments $929 million in 2005, the Texas comptroller's office reported Thursday. The report by Comptroller Carole Keeton Strayhorn is the first comprehensive effort by the state government to calculate the benefits and costs of having 1.4 million to 1.6 million undocumented immigrants in Texas. Overall, the survey found undocumented immigrants pay more in taxes than they receive in state services. But the report's results quickly became part of a brewing legislative debate over whether...
  • (CA)DMV to Suspend Registration of Uninsured(Hooooray!)

    12/05/2006 8:09:02 PM PST · by kellynla · 86 replies · 2,103+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | December 5, 2006 | Marc Lifsher
    SACRAMENTO — Since Oct. 1, the Department of Motor Vehicles has notified more than 180,000 car owners in California that it is moving to suspend their auto registration for not having insurance. Hundreds of thousands more suspension warnings are expected to go out in the months ahead as the state's latest effort to crack down on uninsured motorists moves into high gear. The suspension notices follow the department's first effort to systematically compare a computerized list of registered car owners with continually updated data sent by insurance companies every time a driver buys, renews or cancels a policy.
  • Congress Open to Passing Bill on Immigration (Citizenship for 20 million illegals!)

    12/04/2006 6:58:29 AM PST · by kellynla · 643 replies · 7,537+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | December 4, 2006 | Charles Hurt
    Congress will approve an immigration bill that will grant citizenship rights to most of the 12 million to 20 million illegal aliens in the U.S. after Democrats take control next month, predict both sides on Capitol Hill. While Republicans have been largely splintered on the issue of immigration reform, Democrats have been fairly unified behind the principle that the illegals currently in the country should get citizenship rights without having to first leave the country.
  • BUSH TO EASE RULE LIMITING HIV-POSITIVE FOREIGN VISITORS

    12/03/2006 9:29:18 PM PST · by janetgreen · 85 replies · 2,274+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | Dec. 3, 2006 | Sabin Russell
    President Bush will ease a long-standing rule barring HIV-positive people from entering the United States without a special waiver, a ban long criticized by human rights groups. Because of the rule, organizers of the biannual International AIDS Conferences have not held a gathering in the United States since 1990, when San Francisco hosted the event. The White House chose Friday, World AIDS Day, to announce that Bush would issue an executive order allowing HIV-positive people to enter the United States on short-term tourist or business visas without having to seek special permission.
  • Schools Swarming With Saudi Students

    11/18/2006 5:23:26 AM PST · by theothercheek · 63 replies · 1,530+ views
    The Stiletto ^ | November 17, 2006 | The Stiletto
    Thanks to a joint education initiative by the US and Saudi governments, 10,936 Saudi students - a record number - are now enrolled at 733 colleges and universities in this country, with 3,000 more expected to arrive next semester. Nearly 87 percent of these students are studying at institutions of higher learning in just four states (California, Florida, Colorado and Virginia). So what are Americans supposed to get out of this educational exchange? Kumbaya, a professor tells The Washington Post: "At the government level, relations are strong. . . . But at the popular level, there's a huge amount of...
  • Language Restriction Proposed In Herndon

    12/02/2006 4:29:50 PM PST · by 69ConvertibleFirebird · 37 replies · 894+ views
    Washington (com)Post ^ | December 2, 2006 | Bill Turque
    A Herndon Town Council member said yesterday that the town should print official documents in English only, as a way to encourage Hispanic immigrants to learn the language. "The language of the Commonwealth is English," said William B. Tirrell Sr., one of four new council members and a new mayor elected in May who have raised concerns about the impact of illegal immigration on the town. "All of our efforts should be toward encouraging people to learn English. This is an English-speaking country."
  • Georgia Lawmaker's Wife Appeals Deportation

    12/02/2006 8:01:59 PM PST · by buccaneer81 · 16 replies · 1,010+ views
    The Las Vegas Sun ^ | 2 December 2006
    Ga. Lawmaker's Wife Appeals Deportation ASSOCIATED PRESS ATLANTA (AP) - The wife of a Georgia legislator known as an outspoken advocate for immigration rights is in hiding after federal agents came to their home with a deportation order, her lawyer said. Sascha Herrera, the wife of Democratic state Sen. Curt Thompson, was ordered deported after she missed a federal court hearing in February 2005, her lawyer Charles Kuck said. Kuck said he plans to ask an immigration judge Monday to reconsider the order calling for her deportation, though it could take as long as a month before a decision is...
  • 45,000 terror-threat illegals released into U.S. population

    11/29/2006 4:11:40 AM PST · by Man50D · 37 replies · 922+ views
    WorldNetDaily.com ^ | November 29, 2006
    WASHINGTON – Half of the 91,516 illegal aliens from terror-sponsoring countries and those of "special interest" apprehended at the border between 2001 and 2005 were released into the U.S. population, according to a report by the inspector general's office of the Department of Homeland Security. The report, "Detention and Removal of Illegal Aliens," released earlier this year with little fanfare or attention, suggests about 85 percent of those aliens – potentially the most dangerous – would abscond and likely never be seen by authorities again. Acknowledging the danger such aliens pose to the national security, the report cites a DHS...
  • Republicans gird for fight over amnesty for illegals [Kyl might filibuster Bush's amnesty bill]

    11/27/2006 9:59:10 PM PST · by freedomdefender · 85 replies · 2,065+ views
    Washington Times ^ | November 13, 2006
    Sen. Jon Kyl said yesterday that a Republican-led filibuster would be on the table to block immigration legislation supported by congressional Democrats and President Bush that grants citizenship rights to illegal aliens. "It would be in order," the Arizona Republican told radio host Laura Ingraham yesterday. "My only question is whether we've got the votes to do it." The comments highlight the deep divide between most congressional Republicans and the White House over an explosive political issue. And, coming from the No. 4 Republican in the chamber, the tough talk suggests the final two years of Mr. Bush's presidency could...
  • Bishops: Illegals need citizenship path

    11/27/2006 9:07:12 PM PST · by Graybeard58 · 49 replies · 991+ views
    Charlotte Observer ^ | November 27, 2006 | Tim Funk
    In a strongly worded letter sent Monday to members of Congress from the Carolinas, the Roman Catholic bishops in Charlotte, Raleigh and Charleston called for passage of comprehensive immigration legislation that would include a path to U.S. citizenship for those here illegally. Their plea could present a challenge to three conservative Catholics -- GOP Reps. Patrick McHenry of Cherryville, Virginia Foxx of Banner Elk and Walter Jones of Farmville -- who stand with their church on such issues as abortion, but have been outspoken in their opposition to what they call amnesty for lawbreakers. Also getting the letter: Republican Rep....
  • Bill rekindles debate on birthright citizenship

    11/19/2006 3:33:25 PM PST · by ruination · 56 replies · 1,938+ views
    Austin American-Statesman ^ | November 18, 2006 | Juan Castillo
    Anyone born in the United States is an American citizen, a right with post-Civil War roots and defined in the 14th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. But a controversial bill filed for the 2007 session of the Texas Legislature, one of a flurry of measures seeking crackdowns on illegal immigration, is challenging this long-held tenet of U.S. citizenship. House Bill 28, filed Monday by Rep. Leo Berman, R-Tyler, would exclude U.S.-born children of illegal immigrants from access to public education and health care, unemployment, public housing, disability and other state benefits. Analysts think it is the first-ever state challenge of...
  • Bush Asked to Help Illegal Immigrant

    11/17/2006 1:00:35 PM PST · by kiriath_jearim · 72 replies · 1,464+ views
    AP ^ | 11/17/06 | BARRY MASSEY
    Gov. Bill Richardson has asked President Bush to come to the aid of an illegal immigrant who has taken refuge in a Chicago church to avoid being deported to Mexico. Richardson has followed Elvira Arellano's case in news reports and considers her family's plight a "perfect example" of why immigration reform is necessary, his spokesman Jon Goldstein said. Arellano, a former cleaning woman at O'Hare International Airport convicted of using a false Social Security number, has been in the church since August. Her 7-year-old, U.S.-born son, Saul, this week traveled to Mexico and successfully lobbied its Chamber of Deputies to...
  • Are Middle Eastern terrorists posing as Mexican immigrants?

    11/15/2006 6:15:59 PM PST · by Velveeta · 113 replies · 2,175+ views
    KHOU ^ | 11/15/2006 | Dave Fehling
    Are Middle Eastern terrorists posing as Mexican immigrants? Click to watch video A warning from some Texas congressmen: Middle Eastern terrorists may be trying to pose as Mexican immigrants. But is it a warning based on fact or politics? Some people in Houston are worried about the message. You couldn’t miss it during the election. Texas politicians saying the border needed protection, not just to stop undocumented workers, but terrorists. A month before the election, Mike McCaul, a congressman from a district northwest of Houston, released a report (snip) The FBI director has confirmed that there’s Middle Easterners with known...
  • Things Just Got Worse From champs to chumps [The GOP Debacle Alert]

    11/14/2006 5:27:27 AM PST · by conservativecorner · 86 replies · 1,881+ views
    NRO ^ | Nov. 14, 2006 | Thomas Sowell
    In just two short years, Republicans have gone from being champs to being chumps. In 2004, the Republicans were voted control of all three branches of the federal government and most state governorships. Today, they are left wondering what hit them. Now that Democrats are in control on Capitol Hill, President Bush has expressed hopes of getting a bipartisan immigration bill. The only bipartisan bill that can get past a Democratic Congress is an amnesty bill, which can be a down payment on another Republican defeat in 2008. If the people in the White House do not understand how outraged...
  • Support for Immigration Enforcement was a Key Factor in Many Democratic Victories

    11/10/2006 5:06:54 PM PST · by Mini-14 · 183 replies · 2,036+ views
    Federation for American Immigration Reform ^ | November 8, 2006 | Federation for American Immigration Reform
    Washington, DC—The Democratic Party was swept to victory in yesterday’s election by voters who were fed up with President Bush’s inability to address issues of greatest concern to the mainstream of the American public: the progress in the war in Iraq, the steady erosion of the middle class, and the failure to implement meaningful policies to control illegal immigration.In countless races across the country Democrats pointed to Congress’ failure to control illegal immigration. The administration’s refusal to back House Republicans on critical legislation undermined the party’s standing with the public. Many victorious Democrats ran on a platform of support for...
  • Michael Chertoff: U.S. businesses need a guest worker program

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

    11/10/2006 4:23:47 PM PST · by jamesrichards · 150 replies · 2,244+ views
    Omaha World Herald. ^ | November 10, 2006
    Hagel expects an OK on immigration bill Sen. Chuck Hagel predicted Wednesday that the new Congress will pass a comprehensive immigration overhaul bill in the next session. The Nebraska Republican had strongly criticized his fellow GOP lawmakers in September for failing to update immigration law. He said then that it would cost them in the midterm elections.
  • DRUG CARTELS TAKE OVER LOCAL POLITICS

    11/12/2006 8:40:14 AM PST · by Nalu · 45 replies · 1,825+ views
    fulldisclosure. ^ | November 12, 2006 | Full Disclosure
    Los Angeles, CA. According to 33 year veteran gang specialist and retired L.A. Sheriff’s Sergeant Richard Valdemar, Mexican drug cartels have infiltrated city councils and political campaigns in many small cities in Los Angeles County.
  • Immigration expected to dominate Calderón-Bush talks

    11/08/2006 8:30:27 PM PST · by FLOutdoorsman · 31 replies · 621+ views
    The Christian Science Monitor ^ | 09 Nov 2006 | Sara Miller Llana
    The nearly 700 miles of fencing President Bush authorized for the US-Mexican border two weeks ago could overshadow other issues when Mexican president-elect Felipe Calderón makes his first visit to the White House on Thursday. Unlike recently elected leftist leaders in Latin America, Mr. Calderón is a pro-business, US-friendly candidate who narrowly won July's presidential election against a leftist leader. Yet, the additional fencing Mr. Bush approved threatens to create a political barrier even before Calderón officially takes office on Dec. 1. On a recent trip to Canada, Mexico's president-elect compared the fence to the "Berlin Wall," the former barrier...
  • You'll Love This! (Tony Snow on Comprehensive Immigration Reform)

    11/07/2006 9:07:06 PM PST · by LS · 366 replies · 9,823+ views
    NRO The Corner ^ | 11/7/06 | Kathryn Lopez
    Everyone had a good stiff drinkie? Here goes: FoxNews reporting from the White House: White House spokesman Tony Snow reacted to the change in House control by allowing they're disappointed, but that it presents some intriguing opportunities, such as passing comprehensive immigration reform which failed in the previous Republican House."
  • BREAKING NEWS: Two Border Patrol Agents who wounded a drug smuggler given 11 and 12 years prison.

    10/19/2006 3:37:27 PM PDT · by no dems · 814 replies · 13,180+ views
    Lou Dobbs / CNN | 10-19-06 | no dems
    <p>It is being reported right now on Lou Dobbs on CNN, that the two Border Patrol Agents who shot and wounded a drug smuggler got 11 and 12 years in prison. The drug smuggler was given immunity to testify against the agents.</p>
  • Border agent's family waits, worries (RAMOS AND COMPEAN ACTION ALERT!!)

    10/18/2006 7:06:13 PM PDT · by Ladycalif · 27 replies · 984+ views
    Daily Bullentin ^ | 10/18/2006 | Sara Carter
    EL PASO, Texas -- Virginia Orwig stood in the kitchen, preparing homemade apple and cherry pies. With each turn of the crust, tears fell from her eyes. Cooking is her therapy. She was baking for her son, Border Patrol Agent Ignacio "Nacho" Ramos, and his family. It might be more than 10 years, even as many as 20, before she bakes for him again, and before the family reunites. Ramos and his co-worker, Jose Alonso Compean, are to be sentenced Thursday for the nonfatal shooting of a Mexican national, Osbaldo Aldrete-Davila, who allegedly was trying to smuggle nearly $1 million...
  • Border Patrol, lawmen outgunned by cartels

    10/17/2006 10:43:04 AM PDT · by SwinneySwitch · 39 replies · 1,400+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | Oct. 17, 2006 | MICHELLE MITTELSTADT
    Homeland Security panel also says traffickers are forming ties with U.S.-based gangs The U.S. Border Patrol and other law enforcement agencies at the U.S.-Mexico border are outgunned by increasingly ruthless and well-armed Mexican drug cartels, a new congressional report concludes. "The cartels use automatic assault weapons, bazookas, grenade launchers and improvised explosive devices," the House Homeland Security oversight subcommittee report said. "In contrast, U.S. Border Patrol agents are issued 40-caliber Beretta semiautomatic pistols." The report, scheduled to be released today by U.S. Rep. Michael McCaul, R-Austin, said drug cartels are able to break the encryptions on Border Patrol and sheriffs'...
  • McCaul Releases Report on Border Violence (mexican drug cartels threaten border security)

    10/17/2006 7:35:35 PM PDT · by ajolympian2004 · 46 replies · 1,262+ views
    Committee on Homeland Security ^ | Tuesday October 17th, 2006 | US Rep. Michael McCaul
    *** NOTE*** Take your blood pressure medication before viewing this report... McCaul Releases Report on Border Violence (Tuesday, October 17, 2006) Today, U.S. Rep. Michael McCaul (TX), Chairman of the Committee on Homeland Security Subcommittee on Investigations, released a report on border violence in the Southwest. The report examines the alarming rise in the level of criminal cartel activity, including drug and human smuggling, along the Texas-Mexico border and its effects on Federal, State and local law enforcement agencies. The report also looks at what steps are being taken to counter the threat, and the significance of these issues pertaining...
  • Last-minute bill changes funding for border fence

    10/06/2006 6:49:47 AM PDT · by engrpat · 72 replies · 3,002+ views
    Washington Post ^ | Oct 6, 2006 | Spencer S. Hsu
    WASHINGTON - No sooner did Congress authorize construction of a 700-mile fence on the U.S.-Mexico border last week than lawmakers rushed to approve separate legislation that ensures it will never be built, at least not as advertised, according to Republican lawmakers and immigration experts. GOP leaders have singled out the fence as one of the primary accomplishments of the recently completed session. Many lawmakers plan to highlight their $1.2 billion down payment on its construction as they campaign in the weeks before the midterm elections. But shortly before recessing late Friday, the House and Senate gave the Bush administration leeway...
  • President touts alien citizenship

    10/08/2006 10:11:25 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 148 replies · 2,545+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | October 7, 2006 | Stephen Dinan
    On the heels of signing a bill to boost border security funding, President Bush yesterday said immigration reform requires granting citizenship to current illegal aliens...
  • Cornyn: 700 miles of border fence won't happen Senator says doesn't have funds.

    10/04/2006 8:19:08 PM PDT · by axes_of_weezles · 84 replies · 2,049+ views
    The Austin American Statesman ^ | 4 October 2006 | eunice moscoso
    Cornyn: 700 miles of border fence won't happen Senator says plan isn't practical, doesn't have the necessary funds. By Eunice Moscoso WASHINGTON BUREAU Wednesday, October 04, 2006 WASHINGTON — Sen. John Cornyn, a Texas Republican and key liaison to the White House on immigration, said Tuesday that 700 miles of fencing approved by Congress for the United States' southern border will probably not be built because of a lack of money and other practical considerations. "It's one thing to authorize. It's another thing to actually appropriate the money and do it," he said.Cornyn predicted that some fencing would be built...
  • Senate Immigration Bill Would Allow 100 Million New Illegal Immigrants over the Next Twenty Years

    10/04/2006 5:52:43 PM PDT · by T.L.Sink · 47 replies · 1,000+ views
    Heritage Foundation ^ | May 15, 2006 | Robert Rector
    Robert Rector appeared on all the major networks recently and presented Americans with the results of his thorough, objective, and scientific research study. He presents us with the potential economic, social, and cultural catastrophe of a failure to stem the illegal alien invasion. I think it's time for all to re-examine this politicized issue seriously apart from partisan politics.
  • Mexican government predicts border fence probably won't be built

    10/04/2006 12:29:59 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 68 replies · 1,558+ views
    Long Beach Press-Telegram ^ | Oct 4, 2006 | Associated Press
    Mexican government predicts border fence probably won't be built Associated Press Long Beach Press Telegram MEXICO CITY - Mexico on Wednesday predicted that the United States will likely never build 1,125 kilometers (700 miles) of new fencing along the border that divides the two nations. President Vicente Fox's spokesman Ruben Aguilar said the U.S. Congress is unlikely to approve funding needed to finish the project. "There is no money to build it, so it won't be built," Aguilar told reporters. "Even though the wall was approved, there is no funding." No one knows how much the border fence will...
  • Border Wall Has Mexico Feeling Helpless

    10/02/2006 8:56:38 AM PDT · by Reaganwuzthebest · 59 replies · 3,284+ views
    El Universal.com ^ | October 2, 2006 | El Universal
    At the beginning of every school year, bad news comes from Mexican heartland states such as Zacatecas and Querétaro: Local authorities are closing hundreds of schools because so many families have moved north to the U.S. heartland. Mexicans feel helpless before the migrant exodus, and talk about it the same way they talk about the weather. Everyone complains about it, but there´s not much you can do about it. On Friday night, the U.S. Senate approved a 700-mile high-tech border barrier in a bid to stop the immigrant flow. The decision, a seminal event in the two neighbors´ relations, has...
  • Pickers Are Few, and Growers Blame Congress

    09/21/2006 10:48:19 PM PDT · by A Balrog of Morgoth · 77 replies · 1,620+ views
    New York Terrorist Tipsheet ^ | 22 SEP 06 | Julia Preston
    LAKEPORT, Calif. — The pear growers here in Lake County waited decades for a crop of shapely fruit like the one that adorned their orchards last month. Pears rotted on the ground of Nick Ivicevich’s orchard. He lost about 1.8 million pounds of them. Lake County lacked fruit pickers for this year’s harvest. “I felt like I went to heaven,” said Nick Ivicevich, recalling the perfection of his most abundant crop in 45 years of tending trees. Now harvest time has passed and tons of pears have ripened to mush on their branches, while the ground of Mr. Ivicevich’s orchard...
  • Immigration Raid Cripples Georgia Town

    09/15/2006 11:52:23 AM PDT · by primeval patriot · 246 replies · 5,809+ views
    HeraldToday.com ^ | September 15, 2006 | Russ Bynum
    STILLMORE, Ga. - Trailer parks lie abandoned. The poultry plant is scrambling to replace more than half its workforce. Business has dried up at stores where Mexican laborers once lined up to buy food, beer and cigarettes just weeks ago. This Georgia community of about 1,000 people has become little more than a ghost town since Sept. 1, when federal agents began rounding up illegal immigrants. The sweep has had the unintended effect of underscoring just how vital the illegal immigrants were to the local economy. More than 120 illegal immigrants have been loaded onto buses bound for immigration courts...
  • Feds nab illegal immigrants in western Michigan

    09/15/2006 5:25:11 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 33 replies · 863+ views
    South Bend Tribune ^ | September 15. 2006 | JAMES PRICHARD Associated Press
    GRAND RAPIDS — Federal immigration officials have completed a five-day sweep of western Michigan in which they apprehended 54 fugitive illegal immigrants who had disappeared after receiving deportation orders. They also captured an illegal immigrant with an extensive criminal history who had illegally re-entered the United States after being removed, officials at U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement said Thursday. The initiative, dubbed "Operation Return to Sender," started Sept. 8 and ended Wednesday. The agency focused its efforts within the triangle formed by Lansing, Grand Rapids and Battle Creek.The sweep was part of an "interior immigration enforcement strategy" that is a...
  • Al Qaeda Will Nuke US in Late September (According To A Pakistani Journalist)

    09/13/2006 6:23:44 AM PDT · by areafiftyone · 36 replies · 1,306+ views
    My Pet Jawa - The Jawa Report ^ | 9/13/06 | Dr. Rusty Shackleford
    Al Qaeda Will Nuke US in Late September (update) A Pakistani journalist says that his sources in al Qaeda and the Taliban are claiming that nuclear material has already been smuggled across the Mexican border into the U.S. and that an operation bigger than 9/11 will be carried out during Ramadan--which begins later this month. Hamid Mir, who is the only journalist ever to interview both Osama bin Laden and Ayman al Zawahiri, claims that he learned this information on a recent trip to Afghanistan last month. So, the guy does have a track record, but considering that he got...
  • House approves U.S.-Mexican border fence

    09/14/2006 3:23:08 PM PDT · by screw boll · 19 replies · 712+ views
    Yahoo ^ | Sep 14 2006 | AP
    The House voted for the second time in a year to erect a fence along a third of the U.S.-Mexican border, part of a Republican effort to keep illegal immigration an issue before voters.
  • “The Wahhabi Invasion of America”

    09/12/2006 1:50:51 PM PDT · by Founding Father · 46 replies · 2,016+ views
    “The Wahhabi Invasion of America” Reza F. Safa, author of Inside Islam, estimates that since 1973, the Saudi government has spent an unbelievable $87B to promote Wahhabism in the United States, Africa, Southeast Asia and Europe. According to official Saudi information, Saudi funds have been used to build and maintain over 1,500 mosques, 202 colleges, 210 Islamic Centers wholly or partly financed by Saudi Arabia, and almost 2,000 schools for educating Muslim children in non-Islamic countries in Europe, North and South America, Australia and Asia. The Kingdom has fully or partially financed Islamic Centers in Los Angeles; San Francisco; Fresno;...
  • House GOP Seeks Tough Border Security

    09/12/2006 2:29:13 PM PDT · by Kimberly GG · 17 replies · 463+ views
    Associated Presd ^ | 9/12/06 | Jim Abrams
    WASHINGTON - Congress should take tough steps to stop the flow of illegal immigrants, House Republicans agreed Tuesday, while putting off the question of whether undocumented workers already in the country should be given a path toward legal status. A Republicans-only forum on border security confirmed the House's rejection of the Senate approach of combining enhanced border security with creation of a guest worker program and a means for illegal immigrants to move toward eventual legal status. "The state of our borders is a security crisis," said House Speaker Dennis Hastert, R-Ill., at the meeting of GOP leaders and committee...
  • As Congress stalls on immigration, a backlash brews

    09/09/2006 2:09:41 PM PDT · by Graybeard58 · 48 replies · 1,223+ views
    Christian Science Monitor ^ | September 08, 2006 | Amanda Paulson
    Chicago activists marched 50 miles to House Speaker Dennis Hastert's house last weekend to protest congressional inaction over reforming immigration laws and what they say is his anti-immigrant stance. In Phoenix, protesters rallied at the state's Capitol, also to highlight the stalemate in Washington. Bob Johnson is equally exercised. The structural engineer from Buffalo Grove, Ill., argues the other side of 2006's Great Immigration Debate - that the US needs to send home illegal immigrants and gain better control of its borders - but he says he cannot believe Congress is punting on immigration reform. He's been writing letters to...
  • 1,700 try to pass fake documents for driver's licenses

    09/09/2006 9:10:06 AM PDT · by george76 · 22 replies · 1,060+ views
    Scripps-McClatchy Western Service ^ | 05-SEP-06 | APRIL M. WASHINGTON
    More than 1,700 illegal immigrants have been caught attempting to pass fake documents at state driver's licenses offices in the first month after a tough immigration law went into effect, according to a state official. "We're seeing evidence of individuals trying to slip through the cracks," said Michael Cooke, executive director of the Colorado Department of Revenue. Colorado's new anti-illegal immigration laws passed by the legislature this summer set up a strict identification check meant to deny most public services to undocumented adult immigrants. As residents come into DMV offices to get state ID cards or driver's licenses, they're asked...
  • Kinky Border Security

    09/06/2006 6:52:50 PM PDT · by notbuyingit2 · 22 replies · 834+ views
    Newsmax ^ | Sept. 6, 2006 | Newsmax staff
    Kinky Friedman, the proudly politically incorrect entertainer running for Texas governor, said Wednesday he wouldn't put just 1,500 National Guard troops on the Texas-Mexico border, he'd send 10,000. "We've waited 153 years for the feds to help us," Friedman said. "They haven't yet. We have our own army. I want 10,000 Texas National Guard troops on the border and I want them now." It was one of four broad policy issues Friedman outlined Wednesday along with crime in Houston, state spending and taxes.
  • In Bellwether District, G.O.P. Runs on Immigration

    09/05/2006 8:50:08 PM PDT · by Shermy · 13 replies · 609+ views
    New York Times ^ | September 6, 2006 | Carl Hulse
    AURORA, Colo. — It was not by chance that Republicans brought their summer tour of hearings on illegal immigration to this growing community just outside Denver. Not only is Aurora bearing the costs of schooling and providing other services for a significant population of illegal immigrants, it is in the heart of a swing district and so is central to the intense battle for control of the House of Representatives. And while Congress is unlikely to enact major immigration legislation before November, inaction does not make the issue any less potent in campaigning. In fact, many Republicans, on the defensive...
  • Can the GOP Be Saved? Perhaps

    09/05/2006 9:16:54 AM PDT · by Reagan Man · 100 replies · 1,720+ views
    Human Events ^ | September. 5, 2006 | PATRICK J. BUCHANAN
    Like the famous racehorse Silky Sullivan, Sen. Rick Santorum is known as a great closer. Yet, months ago, he had been virtually given up for dead by pundits in his race against Bob Casey, Jr., son of the popular, pro-life, former Democratic governor of Pennsylvania. One poll early this year had Santorum down 23 points, an almost insurmountable deficit. A Strategic Value poll had Santorum down 16 points. Now the senator who had been written off is finishing fast. An average of all polls monitored by the RealClearPolitics.com website finds him trailing by 6 points. The most recent Strategic Value...
  • Undocumented workers toil in many fields - Construction, services where most find jobs

    09/04/2006 2:02:18 PM PDT · by calcowgirl · 29 replies · 785+ views
    San Diego Union-Tribune ^ | September 4, 2006 | Diane Lindquist
    Ever since Rafael Sánchez breached the U.S.-Mexico border near Tijuana several years ago, he has toiled atop hundreds of old and new houses, installing roofs from Eastlake to Fallbrook and beyond. “I got legalized with the support of an employer,” the 22-year-old Mexico City transplant said. The same is not true for the crew of 200 Mexicans, Salvadorans, Guatemalans and Costa Ricans who are also employees at a big Southern California roofing company. “Almost all the people I work with are illegal,” Sánchez said. San Diego County's illegal work force is significant – possibly more than one-tenth of the total...
  • Mexico promises corrupt-cop roundup

    08/30/2006 2:20:10 PM PDT · by Kitten Festival · 26 replies · 968+ views
    Associated Press ^ | 30 August 2006 | Staff
    MEXICO CITY -- Mexico's attorney general said the arrest a group of corrupt cops along the border with California is imminent. Daniel Cabeza de Vaca told a Mexico City news conference today the cops protected a Tijuana cartel, the Arellano Felix gang, which smuggled tons of pot, cocaine and meth into the United States. Two were already arrested Saturday and charged with taking bribes to protect the gang. The attorney general said they worked at the Rosarito police department just over the border from San Diego border. The two are accused of decapitating three of their fellow officers. The news...