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  • Immigration plan envisions 'incentives' to illegal aliens

    08/09/2004 10:23:58 PM PDT · by neverdem · 95 replies · 1,278+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | August 10, 2004 | Jerry Seper
    The Washington Times Immigration plan envisions 'incentives' to illegal aliensBy Jerry SeperTHE WASHINGTON TIMESPublished August 10, 2004 Millions of illegal aliens in the United States would be free from arrest and deportation, have access to tax-deferred savings accounts and Social Security credits, and get unrestricted travel to and from their home countries under President Bush's guest-worker program.     According to previously undisclosed details of the president's plan, which some critics have described as a limited amnesty, the proposal offers numerous "incentives" for the 8 million to 12 million illegal aliens to come "out of the shadows," Homeland Security Undersecretary...
  • CA FREEPERS: Border Security Townhall Meeting with Homeland Sec's Asa Hutchinson

    08/10/2004 2:06:20 AM PDT · by newzjunkey · 28 replies · 883+ views
    Office of Congressman Darrel Issa, press release ^ | August 9, 2004 | Congressman Darrel Issa's Office
    This Friday!VISTA, CA -- Congressman Darrell Issa will host a town meeting featuring Asa Hutchinson, Under Secretary for Border and Transportation Security on Friday, August 13 for a discussion focusing on immigration enforcement efforts. The meeting will take place at 10:30 a.m., PT in the all-purpose room of Margarita Middle School in Temecula.Congressman Issa strongly supports operations conducted by the Border Patrol Mobile Patrol Group, which during the first half of June resulted in 422 apprehensions of illegal aliens by twelve Border Patrol Agents. Congressman Issa and Under Secretary Hutchinson will discuss issues surrounding immigration enforcement and answer questions from...
  • Vernon Robinson: Bad for Bush and Wrong for North Carolina

    08/09/2004 11:19:43 PM PDT · by Conservative Firster · 35 replies · 1,300+ views
    With U.S. Rep. Richard Burr retiring from the House to run for U.S. Senate, the conservative 5th district of North Carolina sports an open seat. Political legacies, millionaire businessmen, and incumbent politicians all declared their intention to run for the Republican nomination. The race quickly became one of the most contested in the nation. Many candidates distinguished themselves. Businessmen Jay Helvey and Nathan Tabor both drew considerable attention and are likely to seek high office again. However, most pundits narrowed the field to three likely contenders. For some time, the campaigns of businessman Ed Broyhill (son of former U.S. Sen....
  • Illegals acted on rumors of amnesty

    08/02/2004 12:14:06 PM PDT · by neverdem · 36 replies · 887+ views
    THE WASHINGTON TIMES ^ | August 2, 2004 | Jerry Seper
    The Washington Times Illegals acted on rumors of amnestyBy Jerry SeperTHE WASHINGTON TIMESPublished August 2, 2004 Nearly 35 percent of the illegal aliens captured trying to enter the United States in the 19 days after President Bush proposed a still-pending guest-worker program say they were trying to take advantage of what many saw as amnesty.     According to a confidential Border Patrol report to a Senate committee, 1,000 of 2,881 foreign nationals interviewed by agents after their capture at the U.S.-Mexico border between Jan. 7 and Jan. 26 acknowledged that rumors of an amnesty program -- outlined in Mexican...
  • A Bitter Goodbye For Border Patrol [Stockton, CA]

    07/25/2004 1:40:47 PM PDT · by DumpsterDiver · 23 replies · 1,084+ views
    The Record ^ | July 25, 2004 | Emil Guillermo
    Agents, families upset over closing The Diaz family appeared to have it all: the big-screen TV, the boat, the new 3,000-square-foot home. But last week, Lora Diaz, 39, sat in her darkened family room in dread, seated across from her husband, Raul, a U.S. Border Patrol agent. The wood blinds of the couple's Lathrop home were shut, and she was dressed in black, as if someone or something had died. Raul Diaz, a 20-year veteran of the agency commonly referred to as "La Migra," is one of five agents who work the interior of the state and part of Nevada....
  • Oppose Massive Amnesty for Illegal Aliens Working in Agriculture

    07/07/2004 6:43:48 AM PDT · by yoe · 5 replies · 949+ views
    Numbers U.S.A. ^ | July 7, 2004 | Numbers U.S. A Staff
    Oppose Massive Amnesty for Illegal Aliens Working in Agriculture S. 1645 and H.R. 3142, the Agricultural Job Opportunity, Benefits, and Security Act of 2003, introduced by Sens. Larry Craig (R-ID) and Ted Kennedy (D-MA) and Reps. Chris Cannon (R-UT) and Howard Berman (D-CA), is a massive agricultural guestworker-amnesty bill. Amnesty for estimated 3 million Of the 1.2 million illegal aliens currently working in agriculture, an estimated 860,000 plus their spouses and children could qualify for this amnesty, so the total could reach three million or more. Past amnesty for agricultural workers failed The 1986 Special Agriculuture Worker (SAW) amnesty showed...
  • Illegal Immigrants Should Get Chance to Become Citizens, McCain Tells Hispanic Conference

    06/26/2004 4:46:08 PM PDT · by Brian Mosely · 78 replies · 1,616+ views
    Associated Press ^ | Jun 26, 2004 | Amanda Lee Myers
    PHOENIX (AP) - The "human tragedy" of illegal immigrants dying and being abused as they attempt to enter the United States will continue until the federal government acknowledges the important economic role undocumented workers play, Sen. John McCain told Hispanic leaders Saturday. "It is in our national interest to bring the 8 to 12 million undocumented immigrants out of the shadows and allow them an opportunity to become citizens of this great nation," McCain said at the annual conference of the National Council of La Raza, a civil rights group and political think tank dedicated to promoting Hispanic issues. The...
  • CANNON URGES ILLEGALS TO DONATE ILLEGALLY (Rep. Chris Cannon, Republican-Utah)

    06/15/2004 8:50:45 AM PDT · by Cedar · 42 replies · 566+ views
    Right March ^ | Chuck Muth
    CANNON URGES ILLEGALS TO DONATE ILLEGALLY Rep. Chris Cannon (R-Utah) was interviewed by Jose' Elibardo Rivera on Spanish-language radio station KBJA (1640 AM) on Saturday morning, May 22nd. Also on the air with the congressman was Cannon aide Marco Diaz. An English translation of the transcript from the show reveals the Cannonites explaining how they think illegal aliens could legally contribute to Cannon's congressional re-election campaign and get around the FEC laws. "You, you, you... are illegal, as, as I was a long time ago," says host Rivera to his audience during the interview. "Let's say you are illegal. Does...
  • Ariz. conservatives upset with hospital illegal aliens vote

    05/24/2004 3:59:22 PM PDT · by take · 13 replies · 181+ views
    Ariz. conservatives upset with hospital immigration vote Immigration hawks are upset with four Arizona Republicans for voting against a federal measure that would have required hospitals to report illegal aliens to federal authorities. Conservative illegal immigration opponents such as the Protect Arizona Now coalition are blasting votes against the hospital bill by Arizona Congressmen John Shadegg, Jeff Flake, Jim Kolbe and Rick Renzi. The legislation was supported by those who want to see stricter border and immigration controls but opposed by hospitals who do not want to get caught up in law enforcement and federal issues. Illegal immigration is a...
  • Bush 'amnesty' blamed for rise in illegals

    04/16/2004 5:27:43 PM PDT · by rs79bm · 200 replies · 296+ views
    The number of illegal aliens being apprehended on the southwestern border has jumped 25 percent in the first three months of 2004 compared with last year, and some are blaming President Bush's immigration proposal in January for enticing immigrants across the border. "It doesn't take a rocket scientist to tell you the president's speech was the catalyst for lots of folks to make their way north and try to get into this country in order to get what they accurately believe to be amnesty," said Rep. Tom Tancredo, Colorado Republican and chairman of the House Immigration Reform Caucus. The increase...
  • Utah Lawmaker Pushes for Illegal Alien Amnesty

    04/01/2004 8:08:57 AM PST · by looscnnn · 20 replies · 187+ views
    Fox News ^ | April 01, 2004 | Matt Hayes
    <p>On March 24, the House Judiciary Committee held an oversight hearing called “How Would Millions of Guest Workers Impact Working Americans and Americans Seeking Employment?”</p> <p>The hearing took place in connection with various “guest worker” bills pending before Congress. Rep. Chris Cannon (search), R-Utah, a committee member, has spent extraordinary resources trying to convince voters that the bill he co-sponsors is not an amnesty, though it would not prosecute the millions of illegal aliens (search) who have committed a crime by entering or remaining in the U.S. without a current visa. Instead, it would give them a work permit.</p>
  • Demonstrators Swarm Around Rove's Home

    03/28/2004 9:05:22 PM PST · by kenth · 150 replies · 1,980+ views
    Washington Post ^ | March 29, 2004 | Steven Ginsberg
    Several hundred people stormed the small yard of President Bush's chief political strategist, Karl Rove, yesterday afternoon, pounding on his windows, shoving signs at others and challenging Rove to talk to them about a bill that deals with educational opportunities for immigrants. Protesters poured out of one school bus after another, piercing an otherwise quiet, peaceful Sunday in Rove's Palisades neighborhood in Northwest, chanting, "Karl, Karl, come on out! See what the DREAM Act is all about!" Rove obliged their first request and opened his door long enough to say, "Get off my property."
  • (Orrin) Hatch bill to allow illegal immigrants in-state tuition has $90M federal cost

    03/21/2004 12:03:01 PM PST · by 4.1O dana super trac pak · 36 replies · 407+ views
    The Salt Lake Tribune ^ | #/16/2004 | Christopher Smith
    WASHINGTON -- Allowing some illegal immigrants to attend college at in-state tuition prices and eventually become lawful U.S. residents would cost federal taxpayers $90 million over the next decade and benefit 46,000 immigrants, congressional budget analyst say.Federal spending would increase from higher participation in Food Stamp and Medicaid programs, according to the congressional Budget Office.Utah Republicans Sen. Orrin Hatch and Rep. Chris Cannon are primary sponsers of Senate and House versions of legislation to repeal a 1996 federal law and give states direction over whether to offer public education benefits to people who enter the country illegally.The bills also would...
  • Bush, Fox, promote plan to ease immigration laws

    03/06/2004 6:55:37 PM PST · by JackelopeBreeder · 403 replies · 1,435+ views
    Knight Ridder Newspapers ^ | 6 March 2004 | Ron Hutcheson
    Crawford, Texas - President Bush and Mexican President Vicente Fox joined forces Saturday to promote Bush's plan for easing immigration laws, as Bush acknowledged that the proposal faces a tough time in Congress. Standing side-by-side in bright sunshine at Bush's Texas ranch, the two leaders said Bush's plan for a new temporary worker program would help both countries by eliminating the underground market for Mexican workers. The proposal would let an estimated 8 million workers who are in the United States illegally gain legal status as guest workers. "The people who come to this country make a significant contribution to...
  • An immigrant president? Constitutional ban is an anachronism

    02/16/2004 11:27:57 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 100 replies · 531+ views
    Sac Bee ^ | 2/16/04 | Op/Ed
    <p>Among other things, the election of Austrian-born Arnold Schwarzenegger as California's governor revived interest in a question too long ignored: Why should Americans born abroad be barred from this country's top job?</p> <p>The U.S. Constitution (Article II, Section I) says: "No person except a natural born citizen ... shall be eligible to the office of president." Maybe that made sense in 1787, so soon after the American colonies had won their freedom and the fear of European meddling in the new country lingered. But 217 years later, in a country with more than 30 million foreign-born residents, a large percentage of them naturalized citizens, the ban is an anachronism that discriminates against far too many Americans.</p>
  • Senate to hold talks about guest workers - Bush’s reform plan does little for amnesty, citizenship

    02/04/2004 12:09:23 PM PST · by VU4G10 · 22 replies · 216+ views ^ | February 03,2004 | Ryan Gabrielson
    McALLEN — Administration officials and lawmakers are expected to "flesh out" President Bush’s immigration reform proposal during a Senate hearing this week, amid mounting attacks from both political parties.The hearing on Thursday is the first step in months in either branch of Congress to move forward any reform legislation. It is to focus on creating a new guest worker program and establish a legal flow of immigrant workers from Mexico and Central America.Several immigration reform bills have been introduced in Congress since last July, but none has been given a hearing."I think the main thing is to allow the White...
  • Bush Immigration Proposal Angering Conservatives; Contributions witheld (Drudge developing)

    01/15/2004 7:00:01 PM PST · by Beck_isright · 1,014 replies · 1,047+ views
    Drudge Report ^ | 01.15.04 | Drudge
    WASH TIMES: President Bush’s immigration initiative has angered conservative Republicans so much that some are refusing to donate to his reelection campaign, according to a Bush fundraiser in Georgia...DEVELOPING....
  • Immigration Reform Considered After Ridge Hints at Amnesty

    12/26/2003 8:26:36 PM PST · by JustPiper · 308 replies · 2,714+ views
    Fox ^ | 12-26-04 | Peter Brownfeld
    <p>WASHINGTON — President Bush is meeting next month with Mexican President Vicente Fox at the Summit of the Americas (search) in Monterrey, Mexico, where immigration reforms stymied after the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks are sure to be on the agenda.</p>
  • Immigration and Security

    12/24/2003 7:50:09 AM PST · by presidio9 · 189 replies · 354+ views
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | Wednesday, December 24, 2003
    <p>Homeland Security Secretary Tom Ridge recently committed the political sin of telling the truth. His helpful candor has reopened a much-needed debate over immigration and exposed some of the specious arguments used by those who want to close U.S. borders.</p>
  • Bush to Propose Broad AmnestyTell Congress to Say No!

    12/24/2003 10:32:04 AM PST · by Klickitat · 274 replies · 1,020+ views
    FAIR ^ | 12-24-03 | Fair staff
    Bush to Propose Broad Amnesty Tell Congress to Say No! We regret having to interrupt your holiday season with bad news on the immigration reform front, but the Washington Post reports this morning that President Bush and Karl Rove-in order to appeal to Hispanic voters-are poised to announce a sweeping amnesty plan during the second week of January. If you like amnesty, mass legal immigration, and the continued unprecedented decline in the American economic standard of living, you'll love President Bush's proposal. While the details of the plan remain unclear, President Bush is expected to propose an outline modeled after...