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  • UNC Considers Charging Illegal Immigrants In-State Tuition

    12/07/2007 9:46:28 AM PST · by NCjim · 36 replies · 125+ views
    WRAL ^ | December 7, 2007
    CHAPEL HILL, N.C. — The University of North Carolina system is considering whether to offer undocumented immigrants in-state tuition at its 16 university campuses. In-state tuition ranges from $1,500 to $3,700 while out-of-state students pay between $10,000 and $20,000. System President Erskine Bowles said illegal immigrants already are in the state, and he said creating another permanent underclass isn't the right thing to do. The policy's costs and benefits are being studied by a 28-member commission of business, community and academic leaders. Last week, a controversy erupted over a new policy that mandates all state community colleges admit students regardless...
  • Guest worker proposal raises thorny questions

    06/30/2005 6:38:17 AM PDT · by Spiff · 39 replies · 581+ views
    Arizona Daily Star ^ | 30 June 2005 | U.S. Rep. Lamar Smith
    Guest worker proposal raises thorny questions U.S. Rep. Lamar Smith, R-Texas Guest worker programs may sound compassionate or necessary, but the more you look, the more you see problems. No guest worker program should be passed until these questions are answered: 1. Many illegal aliens enter the United States to work. But there is little enforcement of laws that prohibit employers from hiring them. Not a single employer was fined last year for doing so. If current laws are not enforced, how can we expect similar restrictions in a guest worker program to be enforced? 2. If foreign workers are...
  • Government pay immigrant's relatives $2.15 million [relatives of an illegal immigrant]

    01/28/2004 9:08:53 AM PST · by yonif · 35 replies · 378+ views
    Star-Telegram ^ | Wed, Jan. 28, 2004 | Associated Press
    SAN ANTONIO - The federal government will pay $2.15 million to the relatives of an undocumented immigrant, settling a lawsuit alleging the immigrant was paralyzed in a struggle with immigration officers. U.S. District Judge Fred Biery approved the deal for the five children and ex-wife of Serafin Olvera Carrera at a hearing in San Antonio on Tuesday. Olvera, who died at a Houston hospital in February 2002, was paralyzed March 25, 2001, during a raid at a Bryan home involving agents with the former Immigration and Naturalization Service, now U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. In June 2003, a federal jury...
  • Bush's Amnesty Plan Triggers Jump in Illegal Immigration

    01/27/2004 12:51:15 AM PST · by sarcasm · 58 replies · 474+ views
    HUMAN EVENTS ^ | January 27, 2004 | Joseph A. D'Agostino
    Beginning two to three days after President Bush proposed a plan that would allow illegal aliens to stay in the United States on renewable three-year work visas -- a plan that critics describe as an amnesty in disguise -- the number of illegal aliens caught trying to cross the U.S.-Mexico border jumped dramatically, says a spokesman for the union representing Border Patrolmen. In the San Diego sector of the border "we have two to three times the number we had a few weeks ago," Senior Border Patrol Agent Shawn Moran told HUMAN EVENTS. Moran is spokesman for the local San...
  • Real Message of The Bush Amnesty

    01/09/2004 12:56:02 PM PST · by JohnGalt · 247 replies · 416+ views
    The American Conservative ^ | 1/9/2004 | Pat Buchanan
    Real Message of The Bush Amnesty by Pat Buchanan If George Bush’s amnesty for between 8 million and 14 million illegal aliens is enacted, you can kiss the old America goodbye. Consider what the president is saying with his amnesty. He is telling us that he cannot or will not do his constitutional duty to defend the states from invasion. He is saying that he simply cannot or will not protect our borders or enforce our immigration laws. He is saying he will no longer send illegal aliens back. Not long ago, this would have produced calls for impeachment and...
  • Making illegal residents legal

    01/08/2004 10:41:37 AM PST · by kellynla · 28 replies · 313+ views
    San Diego Union-Tribune ^ | 1/8/2004 | JAMES O. GOLDSBOROUGH
    President Bush's immigration reform plan, delayed three years because of Sept. 11, is a politically expedient confession of the massive failure of U.S. immigration policy for two decades. Bush's plan would legalize 8 million to 9 million people in this country illegally, and does nothing to shut off the flow of more illegal immigrants. In fact, it will encourage more to come. Bush is not solely to blame for this misguided policy. He has simply signed on to policy Congress has followed since the last so-called reforms, in 1986, 1990 and 1996, from which our government has apparently learned nothing....
  • Fox Praises Bush's U.S. Immigration Plan (But Wants More)

    01/08/2004 10:49:35 AM PST · by sarcasm · 61 replies · 602+ views
    AP ^ | January 8, 2004
    MEXICO CITY (AP) -- President Vicente Fox on Thursday praised the immigration reform proposed by President Bush and claimed it as an achievement for his own administration.But Fox and other Mexican officials indicated the new American proposal did not meet all their goals. ``We're going for more. We're going for more,'' he told reporters during a visit to a shelter for street children.Fox has repeatedly urged Bush to legalize the millions of Mexicans who cross the border illegally to work in the United States. The money they send home is Mexico's second-largest source of foreign income, behind oil.Bush's plan, unveiled...
  • The Bush Proposal (Interesting article by Linda Chavez on the Immigration Proposal)

    01/08/2004 8:03:21 AM PST · by PhiKapMom · 441 replies · 1,301+ views
    Town Hall ^ | Jan 8, 2004 | Linda Chavez
    The Bush proposal Linda Chavez January 8, 2004 President Bush announced a sweeping new immigration reform proposal this week that could become a hot-button issue in the November election. For months, insiders have hinted that the president would propose a new guest worker program aimed at allowing more foreign workers into the country on a temporary basis. Widely favored by the American business community, a guest worker program would allow employers to fill jobs in industries that routinely experience shortages of workers willing to do the often difficult, dangerous jobs Americans shun -- at least at wages that allow employers...
  • Plan has 'fatal flaw,' congressman says

    01/08/2004 5:01:57 AM PST · by T-Bird45 · 70 replies · 299+ views
    Rocky Mountain News ^ | 01/08/04 | Ann Imse and M.E. Sprengelmeyer
    President Bush's proposal has thrust Rep. Tom Tancredo, R-Colo., back into the national spotlight as one of the most outspoken advocates of tougher measures against illegal immigration. On Wednesday, Tancredo appeared on numerous national network telecasts, and press secretary Carlos Espinoza said he had the busiest day of his career fielding interview requests. Tancredo condemned the proposal as dangerous for national security. And he publicly cast doubt on the sincerity of his own party's president: He believes Bush's package may be just an election year ploy to win Hispanic votes. In Tancredo's view, the measures would reward illegal immigration and...
  • Tancredo calls Bush plan 'dangerous'

    01/08/2004 4:44:27 AM PST · by sarcasm · 32 replies · 352+ views
    Denver Post ^ | January 7, 2004 | Paola Farer
    U.S. Rep. Tom Tancredo, an outspoken critic of the country’s current immigration policies, called President Bush's immigration reform proposals "dangerous and unworkable." Tancredo, who represents Colorado’s 6th district, criticized the Bush plan for not including tougher border controls and for offering legal status to people currently here illegally. He predicted that the plan would be rejected by Congress. Tancredo is chair of the Congressional Immigration Reform Caucus. "It is dangerous to offer additional incentives and rewards for illegal immigration while giving only lip service to border security," said Tancredo. Tancredo said an amnesty program in 1986 lacked sufficient border controls...
  • Immigration IS the foundation of America! The day we deny that is the day America FALLS

    01/06/2004 7:00:47 PM PST · by BackSlidenDemocrat · 211 replies · 378+ views
    United Press International Via Cox.Net ^ | 1/6/2004 | Backslidendemocrat
    "The New Colossus" Not like the brazen giant of Greek fame, With conquering limbs astride from land to land, Here at our sea-washed, sunset-gates shall stand A mighty woman with a torch, whose fame Is the imprisoned lightning, and her name Mother of Exiles. From her beacon-hand Glows world-wide welcome, her mild eyes command The air-bridged harbor that twin-cities frame. "Keep, ancient lands, your storied pomp!" cries she, With silent lips. "GIVE ME YOUR TIRED, YOUR POOR, YOUR HUDDLED MASSES YEARNING TO BREATHE FREE, THE WRETCHED REFUSE OF YOUR TEEMING SHORE; SEND THESE, THE HOMELESS, TEMPEST-TOST TO ME, I LIFT...
  • Bush to Give Illegals Social Security Benefits

    01/06/2004 1:53:02 PM PST · by Spiff · 478 replies · 2,485+ views
    United Press International via Cox.Net ^ | 6 January 2004 | United Press International
    Bush to Give Illegals SS Benefits January 06 2004 03:29:00 PM EST President Bush is set to present his immigration proposal Wednesday. WASHINGTON, Jan 06, 2004 (United Press International via COMTEX) -- President Bush wants to let some of the eight million illegal aliens in the United States move toward legal status without penalty -- but with benefits. His proposals, part of a sweeping change in U.S. immigration policy, will be revealed Wednesday, the Washington Times reported. Bush will propose that illegal aliens from Mexico, and possibly other countries, who pay U.S. Social Security taxes, but provide false identification numbers,...
  • Rush Addresses Illegal Alien Issue

    01/06/2004 11:16:28 AM PST · by sweetliberty · 164 replies · 1,014+ views
    Rush Limbaugh Show ^ | January 6, 2004
    <p>Up until last night, people had been very cooperative with this effort, and for that I was grateful. Last night, I think there must have been a full moon or something, but we'll get that straightened out.</p> <p>I started this thread because there has been much discussion here about Rush never seeming to address the illegal alien problem. Today he has been talking about it in the context of President Bush's meeting with Vincente Fox and the payment of Social Security benefits to illegals who have paid into the system even though they did so with false documentation.</p>