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  • IRS doesn’t tell 1M taxpayers that illegals stole their Social Security numbers

    08/31/2016 2:24:27 AM PDT · by BradtotheBone · 16 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | August 31, 2016 | Stephen Dinan
    The IRS has discovered more than 1 million Americans whose Social Security numbers were stolen by illegal immigrants, but officials never bothered to tell the taxpayers themselves, the agency’s inspector general said in a withering new report released Tuesday. Investigators first alerted the IRS to the problem five years ago, but it’s still not fixed, the inspector general said, and a pilot program meant to test a solution was canceled — and fell woefully short anyway. As a result, most taxpayers don’t learn that their identities have been stolen and their Social Security files may be screwed up. “Taxpayers identified...
  • Republicans: Campaign Like Your Kids’Lives Depend On It– Because They Do (Open Borders=Open Disease)

    10/06/2014 6:34:39 AM PDT · by xzins · 32 replies
    CHQ ^ | 10/6/14 | George Rasley
    The news that Ebola may have been allowed into Washington, DC and that a case of deadly whooping cough has been diagnosed in a DC suburb* would have been enough to shake any normal American government into following our existing health and infectious disease laws for all immigrants and visitors to the U.S. and closing our county’s borders. But the Obama administration is not a normal government. As our friend Diana West wrote on these pages back in July, “A normal government -- one with the best interests of its own citizens at heart -- would have taken immediate steps...
  • Catholic Charities seeks to house immigrant children in Baltimore County

    07/18/2014 4:42:48 AM PDT · by markomalley · 19 replies
    Baltimore Sun ^ | 7/17/2014 | Ian Duncan
    Catholic Charities wants to care for about 50 children from Central America at a campus in Baltimore County, seeking a role in the immigration crisis even though the consideration of other sites in Maryland has met with fierce local opposition.The organization plans to apply to federal officials to house the children at St. Vincent's Villa, a residential facility on Dulaney Valley Road, Catholic Charities head William J. McCarthy Jr. confirmed Thursday night.McCarthy said housing the children would amount to his organization doing its job. "Our role and our mission is to meet the needs of these children," he said. "This...
  • Carroll Co. Officials Push Back on Shelter for Immigrant Children (Maryland)

    07/12/2014 9:40:22 AM PDT · by kristinn · 25 replies
    The Baltimore Sun ^ | Friday, July 11, 2014 | John Fritze, Christian Alexandersen and Blair Ames,
    Carroll County officials swiftly voiced opposition Friday to news that the federal government is eyeing a former military property near Westminster as a potential shelter for immigrant children — underscoring the challenge the Obama administration faces as it tries to manage a surge of new arrivals. A day after federal officials notified local leaders it would conduct a preliminary assessment of the vacant Army Reserve Center, the Carroll County Board of Commissioners convened an emergency meeting and, along with Republican Rep. Andy Harris, pledged to resist efforts to use the site. "Carroll County will not become a repository for Obama's...
  • Al Sharpton calls for Arizona sheriff to step down

    04/07/2009 12:57:20 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 114 replies · 3,063+ views
    Reuters ^ | April 7, 2009
    NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. civil rights activist Al Sharpton weighed into a fight over an Arizona sheriff's immigration sweeps on Tuesday, accusing him of racially profiling Hispanics and urging him to step down. Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio has dispatched deputies into Hispanic communities in the Phoenix area, where they stop people and arrest anyone who cannot prove he or she is a legal U.S. resident. Under a deal allowing them to enforce federal immigration laws, the deputies have arrested more than 1,500 people who they determined were in Arizona illegally, triggering street protests and condemnation from Latino activists...
  • Tamper-Proof Biometric ID Card? Will I Need One? Because I Don't Have One!

    05/09/2008 11:04:13 AM PDT · by Daniel T. Zanoza · 3 replies · 47+ views ^ | May 9, 2008 | Daniel T. Zanoza Commentary I was watching Bill O'Reilly's interview (O'Reilly Factor--FOX News Channel) with the Republican Party's presumptive presidential nominee, Sen. John McCain, on Thursday and the host asked his guest about the problem of illegal immigration. Remember, McCain came under considerable fire from many Americans on both sides of the political aisle for his stance on the problem and O'Reilly was trying to clarify the position of the senior Senator from Arizona on the subject of illegal immigration. Of course, McCain began with his usual spiel that he gets it, as far as Americans wanting our border with Mexico secured....
  • Border Wars

    11/24/2007 4:46:23 AM PST · by Salena Zito · 13 replies · 136+ views
    The Pittsburgh Tribune Review ^ | Pittsburgh Tribune Review Editorial
    Border wars Saturday, November 24, 2007 It is time to wrap the flag around U.S. Border Patrol Agents -- America's last line of defense. Vicious Mexican-based gangs are increasing their attacks on outmanned and outgunned law-enforcement authorities along the border. And The Washington Times reports the enemy arsenal includes assault rifles, high-tech radios, computers, cell phones, Global Positioning Systems and low-tech Molotov cocktails.
  • The left can no longer afford to bury the migration debate

    11/01/2007 8:33:49 AM PDT · by fgoodwin · 22 replies · 155+ views
    The Guardian ^ | Wednesday October 31, 2007 | Jenni Russell
    For years, the vast majority of politicians in the main parties have avoided having honest public conversation about the extent and consequences of immigration. The fear of appearing racist, or giving any ground to the arguments of the far right, has left most MPs and commentators in Pollyanna territory - extolling the economic and cultural benefits of immigration and glossing over problems. That has done the nation no favours, because the consequences of rapid social change have been scarcely studied, let alone addressed. And it has increased many people's distrust of the political universe, as the gulf between their own...
  • Bank of America Offering Credit Cards to Undocumented Immigrants (aka Illegal Aliens)

    06/11/2007 3:06:10 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 82 replies · 3,163+ views
    Consumer Affairs ^ | February 13, 2007
    Bank of America has begun quietly offering credit cards to customers in the Los Angeles are who don't have a Social Security number, The Wall Street Journal reports. Such persons are usually undocumented immigrants. The newspaper said that Bank of America, the country's second-largest bank, is offering credit cards to consumers who have had an account at the bank for three months or more, even if they do not have a credit history or Social Security number. It's the latest indication that American financial institutions are serious about doing business with the millions of undocumented immigrants who until recently have...
  • Beating Back Amnesty Bill Will Be Great for Conservative Movement [Rush Limbaugh]

    06/11/2007 12:25:24 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies · 1,552+ views ^ | June 7, 2007 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Here's what happened last night on the immigration bill, as written up by the AP and then I will give you the correct analysis of this. "A fragile compromise that would legalize millions of unlawful immigrants risks coming unraveled after the Senate voted early Thursday to place a five-year limit on a program meant to provide American employers with 200,000 temporary foreign workers annually. The 49-48 vote came two weeks after the Senate, also by a one-vote margin, rejected the same amendment by Senator Dorgan. The North Dakota Democrat says immigrants take many jobs Americans could fill." Now, why...
  • Amnesty Bill Reflects Two Americas

    06/07/2007 1:33:36 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies · 560+ views
    MichNews ^ | June 5, 2007 | Doug Patton
    I’ve concluded that John Edwards and Laura Ingraham are right. That may sound like a strange source of consensus — a liberal presidential candidate agreeing with a conservative radio talk show host — but bear with me. Edwards has made his “two Americas” theme the cornerstone of his presidential campaign. He should know. A multi-millionaire former trial lawyer, Edwards lives in a mansion and sports $400 haircuts while charging in excess of $50,000 for speeches on the subject of “poverty in America” to breathless university crowds. But he assures us that he has never forgotten his meager origins and wants...
  • Those Against Illegal Immigration Are Not Racists (Must Read!)

    06/03/2007 12:01:36 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 39 replies · 1,890+ views
    NewsMax ^ | May 31, 2007 | Dr's. Michael Arnold Glueck & Robert J. Cihak
    The issue of illegal immigration has been a red-hot topic in my hometown community of Newport Beach/Costa Mesa, Orange County, Southern California. Sincere and heart-felt arguments have been made on both sides of the issue. However, many of those who write letters to the local paper in support of illegal immigration make it sound like Costa Mesa is the only place in the nation whose people favor the enforcement of our immigration laws. They suggest that those elected officials supporting these laws are just a small local band guilty of meanness, bigotry, and racism. Nothing could be further from the...
  • "Oklahoma car crash kills 7 Mexicans"

    01/14/2007 6:28:49 PM PST · by pillut48 · 70 replies · 2,275+ views
    Reuters ^ | Sun Jan 14, 2007 12:28pm ET147
    "OKLAHOMA CITY (Reuters) - Seven Mexican nationals were killed early on Sunday in Oklahoma when their minivan skidded into a tractor-trailer truck in icy conditions, police said."
  • 31 Arrested in Immigration Raid

    09/17/2006 7:54:28 PM PDT · by rodeocowboy · 11 replies · 576+ views
    St. Petersburg Times ^ | September 9, 2006 | Times Staff
    ST. PETERSBURG - Immigration officials arrested 31 workers from a cleaning company at Tropicana Field this week. Officials from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agreed not to publicize the raid because representatives of Tropicana Field cooperated, said ICE spokeswoman Pam McCullough. McCullough said she was not sure where ICE received its information about the cleaning crew members who worked for Knight FM. Most of those arrested during Wednesday's raid were taken to the Pinellas County Jail to be charged with possession and use of fraudulent documents. The other six are awaiting deportation. Most were Mexicans. Others were from Guatemala. Richard...
  • Globe's Solution for 'Undocumented Workers': Pay Them More

    08/28/2006 3:47:34 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 9 replies · 452+ views
    Boston Globe/NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    by Mark Finkelstein August 28, 2006 - 06:36 You knew where this Boston Globe editorial was headed from the headline, 'Scapegoating Immigrants,' and if there was any doubt, when a few short paras in the editorial referred to 'undocumented workers' rather than illegal immigrants, you could have stopped right there. For that matter, you might have saved yourself the time when you picked up the paper, or opened to the web site, and noticed that it read 'The Boston Globe' at the top. But for my sins, I persevered, and was treated to a classic bit of blame-Americanism. First, those...
  • Base to Bush: Stop illegals

    06/19/2006 10:23:58 AM PDT · by kellynla · 154 replies · 4,338+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | June 19, 2006 | Stephen Dinan
    Top conservative leaders have written President Bush telling him to drop his insistence on a guest-worker program and a path to citizenship for illegal aliens and instead support the 85 percent of congressional Republicans who want to tighten law enforcement first. Signers include William J. Bennett, Robert H. Bork, Ward Connerly, David A. Keene, Phyllis Schlafly and a number of think-tank academics and pundits. The immigration debate is the first major issue on which Mr. Bush finds himself opposing a majority of Republicans in Congress and depending on Democrats to deliver a victory. In their letter, the conservatives tell Mr....
  • Immigration rallies force L.A. mayor into political tight spot

    05/15/2006 3:06:38 AM PDT · by Sharks · 9 replies · 779+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | May 14, 2006 | James Sterngold, Chronicle Staff Writer
    Los Angeles -- When the immigration rights movement erupted from coast to coast beginning in March, Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa embraced it with greater energy and visibility than just about any other political leader. Villaraigosa, the first Latino elected mayor here in modern times, spoke at every major demonstration in the city, in Spanish and in English, backing the calls for a fair path to citizenship for millions of undocumented immigrants. He was lauded by many of the demonstrators as a champion of their cause. But the normally voluble mayor was uncharacteristically restrained in discussing the issue in an interview last...
  • Pentagon eyes ways to use military for border security

    05/12/2006 2:23:32 AM PDT · by Sharks · 17 replies · 515+ views
    cnn ^ | Friday, May 12, 2006
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- Faced with growing pressure from Southern states, the Bush administration wants the military to come up with ideas to help solve security problems along the U.S. border with Mexico. In back-to-back moves this week, the Pentagon began exploring ways to lend support at the Southern border, while the House on Thursday voted to allow the Homeland Security Department in limited cases to use soldiers in that region. At the Pentagon, Paul McHale, the assistant secretary of defense for homeland defense, asked officials to offer options for the use of military resources and troops -- particularly the National...
  • Senate Breaks Deadlock On Immigration

    05/11/2006 11:27:54 AM PDT · by Sharks · 132 replies · 3,007+ views ^ | May 11, 2006
    Senate leaders say they have reached a deal to revive a broad immigration bill that could provide millions of illegal immigrants a chance to become American citizens. The agreement doesn't involve provisions of the law, but it does end, for now, a lingering political standoff. The agreement brokered by Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist, R-Tenn., and Minority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., breaks a political stalemate that has lingered for weeks. Key to the agreement is who will be negotiating a compromise with the House and its tough enforcement-only bill. The House passed much more strict immigration legislation in December. It...
  • Arrests Target Use of Illegal Workers

    05/10/2006 4:26:22 AM PDT · by Sharks · 14 replies · 806+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | Wednesday, May 10, 2006 | Spencer S. Hsu
    Federal authorities announced the arrests yesterday of four construction supervisors and 76 illegal immigrants at a Kentucky home-building company, continuing a promised government crackdown on employers that rely on illegal labor. The arrests at Fischer Homes, a leading builder in Kentucky, Indiana and Ohio, followed the April 19 arrests of seven current and former managers and more than 1,100 workers for Ifco Systems North America Inc., a subsidiary of a Dutch manufacturer of plastic crates and wooden pallets. The effort comes as Congress debates plans to overhaul the nation's immigration laws. "We will continue to bring criminal actions against employers...
  • Hundreds rally in Toronto for illegal workers

    04/22/2006 7:34:30 PM PDT · by Heartofsong83 · 14 replies · 625+ views ^ | 04/22/06 | News Staff
    Hundreds rally in Toronto for illegal workers Updated Sat. Apr. 22 2006 7:19 PM ET News Staff Organizers expected up to 3,500 people for a march and rally through the streets of Toronto, but only a few hundred supporters of undocumented Portuguese workers braved rainy weather on Saturday. Chanting "support, don't deport," the crowd made its way from Queen's Park to Toronto city hall to cheer speakers who said Canada's "immigration system is broken." "We are trying to put a human face on the issue," Peter Ferreira of the Portuguese Congress said. "Sometimes we tend to see these people...
  • Contractors Often Play a Key Role in the Hiring of Illegal Immigrants

    04/15/2006 10:32:45 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 21 replies · 514+ views
    LA Times ^ | 4/15/06 | Anna Gorman
    When federal authorities catch illegal immigrants on the job, some U.S. employers have a ready explanation for how they came to be hired: It wasn't us. It was a contractor. Although these middlemen, including recruiters and temporary agencies, do not figure prominently in the current debate over illegal immigration, they are playing an increasingly significant role in hiring and managing the nation's workforce. Especially in California, an untold number of contractors employ immigrants — legal and illegal — in such industries as construction, janitorial service, hospitality and agriculture. For now, work site raids and prosecution are infrequent, except where immigration...
  • Amnesty called an alien invasion

    04/14/2006 4:09:34 AM PDT · by Convert from ECUSA · 19 replies · 566+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | April 14, 2006 | Jerry Seper
    Any guest-worker program approved by Congress for the nation's 11 million illegal aliens would spawn a new wave of cheap-labor illegals that already-overwhelmed federal authorities are unprepared to handle, law-enforcement authorities and immigration officials say. A former high-ranking U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS) official said the federal government does not have an adequate post-legalization enforcement program to prevent an expected flood of fraudulent identity documents or sanction employers who hire the new illegals. "The new illegal aliens will be cheaper than the guest workers, and there will be nobody in the government to check up on them," said the...
  • The Protests -- Whose Backlash? (mexican protests)

    03/31/2006 1:05:38 PM PST · by the anti-liberal · 45 replies · 1,002+ views ^ | March 31, 2006 | Victor Davis Hanson
    The Protests -- Whose Backlash?By Victor Davis Hanson Hundreds of thousands of Mexican citizens, along with Mexican-Americans and Hispanics in general, hit the streets throughout the United States this past week in one of the largest displays of public outrage since the Vietnam-War era. The conventional wisdom was that the supposedly spontaneous outbursts of immigrant pride and anger took lawmakers by surprise. In response, politicians may backtrack on some of the tougher proposals concerning border enforcement, from constructing a wall to deportations. The media tended to emphasize the heartfelt anguish of the demonstrators, who often on selected televised clips carried...
  • Gatekeepers . . .

    03/30/2006 11:22:30 AM PST · by JZelle · 16 replies · 460+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | 3-30-06 | Thomas Sowell
    Immigration is yet another issue which we seem unable to discuss rationally -- in part because words have been twisted beyond recognition in political rhetoric. We can't even call illegal immigrants "illegal immigrants." The politically correct evasion is "undocumented workers." Do American citizens go around carrying documents with them when they work or apply for work? Most Americans are undocumented workers but they are not illegal immigrants. There is a difference. The Bush administration is pushing a program to legalize "guest workers." But what is a guest? Someone you have invited. People who force their way into your home without...
  • Pro-immigration forces to march on Washington

    02/21/2006 10:13:03 PM PST · by Coleus · 9 replies · 412+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | 02.20.06 | Jerry Seper
    A coalition of pro-immigration advocates will march on Washington next month to pressure the Senate into defeating pending House-approved legislation making illegal entry a criminal offense and calling for the construction of 700 miles of high-security fences on the U.S.-Mexico border. Led by the National Alliance for Human Rights (NAHR), the march was approved last week during a meeting in Riverside, Calif., of more than 500 immigration advocates who mapped out a strategy of "social justice and political empowerment" involving Hispanic groups from throughout the United States and Mexico. NAHR Coordinator Armando Navarro, chairman and professor of ethnic studies at...
  • Planeload of deportees flown to Portugal (Canada takes on illegal immigrants)

    03/26/2006 8:54:24 PM PST · by Heartofsong83 · 31 replies · 1,542+ views ^ | 03/26/06 | news staff
    Planeload of deportees flown to Portugal Updated Sun. Mar. 26 2006 11:38 PM ET News Staff There were tears at Pearson International Airport in Toronto as people said good-bye to friends and loved-ones being deported from Canada on Sunday. After more than seven years in Canada, Maria Alves and her son have been told they must return to Portugal. It is a trip they don't want to make because they say their roots are in Canada. "She has no words to explain," Alves son Rafael Belchior translated. Through tears ,his aunt Laurinda Carrasqueira expressed her feelings of desperation. "She...
  • Idiots on Parade (ILLUSTRATED)

    03/25/2006 8:53:01 PM PST · by Cinnamon Girl · 289 replies · 9,288+ views
    Demonstrators march in Los Angeles, California, to protest proposed illegal immigration legislation. Half a million protesters paralyzed downtown Los Angeles, demanding amnesty for undocumented immigrants and rejection of a proposed law that would drastically tighten US immigration rules. Members of the Brotherhood of Undocumented Idiots chanted "GIVE US FREE MEDICAL AND DENTAL!" while playing bongos on Adams Blvd. Holding tightly to her anchor babies, an unidentified undocumented immigrant explains that she appreciates the free breakfast and lunch program in the Los Angeles Unified School System and is trading in her foodstamps for lotto tickets. Jesus "Chewy" Sanchez leads the...
  • Tories begin deporting illegal workers (Canada vs. illegal aliens)

    03/21/2006 11:32:04 AM PST · by Heartofsong83 · 26 replies · 3,515+ views
    Toronto (Red) Star ^ | 03/21/06 | Peter Gorrie
    Tories begin deporting illegal workers Portuguese families caught in immigration crackdown Mar. 21, 2006. 02:19 PM PETER GORRIE STAFF REPORTER Illegal workers in Toronto's underground economy are being deported as the new Conservative government abandons a Liberal amnesty plan, immigration lawyers and consultants say. Some families who have been in Canada five years or more are being given less than two weeks to pack up and leave. Toronto's Portuguese community — with up to 15,000 undocumented members, working mainly in the booming construction industry — is especially concerned. Early last year, then-Immigration Minister Joe Volpe said he would try to...
  • Escondido Couple Accused Of Toddler Beating Death In Court

    01/17/2006 9:52:49 AM PST · by Jhohanna · 23 replies · 613+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | 1/17/2006 | Unknown
    A preliminary hearing is scheduled Tuesday for an Escondido couple accused of beating to death the woman's 2-year-old son in what a police investigator called the worst case of child abuse he's ever seen. Jose Maurice Castenada, 21, could face the death penalty if convicted of murder and a special circumstance allegation of torture in the death of Cesar Razo last June 25. Castenada and the child's mother, 23-year-old Maria Razo, were arrested shortly after the toddler died of cardiac arrest at Palomar Medical Center. Prosecutor Lucille Weismantel said in court documents that the defendants regularly assaulted the child and...
  • Wal-Mart Can't Clean Up (Outrageous - Illegals Could Win Millions in Damages)

    10/11/2005 2:10:31 AM PDT · by indianrightwinger · 99 replies · 1,814+ views
    Wal-Mart Can't Clean Up Michael Maiello, 10.10.05, 2:47 PM ET NEW YORK - Wal-Mart Stores fended off a racketeering charge on Friday, but a U.S. judge decided that a lawsuit brought against the behemoth retailer by the undocumented workers who once buffed its superstore floors can proceed. Wal-Mart will have to answer to charges of not paying these workers fair wages and overtime, and that its store managers locked the doors on overnight cleaning crews, keeping them prisoner until the doors were opened the next morning to let in bargain-hunting shoppers. New York City labor lawyer James Linsey, who represents...
  • Forty-Nine undocumented workers Detained at Seymour Johnson AFB, NC

    07/06/2005 12:20:34 PM PDT · by millefleur · 61 replies · 1,511+ views ^ | 7-6-05 | Kelsey Carlson
    Forty-Nine Undocumented Workers Detained At Seymour Johnson POSTED: 11:49 am EDT July 6, 2005 UPDATED: 2:55 pm EDT July 6, 2005 SEYMOUR JOHNSON AIR FORCE BASE -- Dozens of illegal immigrants who were caught working at one of North Carolina's military bases are behind bars. Authorities say at least 50 illegal immigrants were picked up Wednesday at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base. Forty-nine undocumented workers were arrested at Seymour Johnston Air Force Base Wednesday morning. WRAL has learned they were working on the base when it was discovered that they did not have the proper paperwork.
  • Man who hit priest to be deported (Benefits of open borders)

    04/20/2005 8:12:21 AM PDT · by flashbunny · 78 replies · 1,481+ views
    Milwaukee Journal / Sentinel ^ | 4/19/2005 | GEORGIA PABST
    Man who hit priest to be deported Victim gives forgiveness, asks for leniency By GEORGIA Posted: April 19, 2005 Father Eleazar Perez, who lost his left leg in a hit-and-run accident, walked into court on one leg and crutches Tuesday and pleaded for leniency for the man who ran into him. It was an extraordinary court scene that the judge, prosecutor and defense attorney called unprecedented in their careers for the tragic circumstances, the remorse of the defendant and the unconditional forgiveness and petition for mercy from the victim. It was also a case filled with irony, said Circuit...
  • Dozens rally to support proposed immigration law

    09/26/2004 5:33:12 AM PDT · by Robert Lomax · 21 replies · 793+ views
    Lincoln Journal Star ^ | MATTHEW HANSEN
    Oscar Rios Pohirieth dreads the conversation he's had again and again with some of Lincoln's Hispanic high school students. Lucero Satamaria, a UNL senior psychology major from Columbia, South America, shows her support for the DREAM Act at Broyhill Fountain Wednesday evening. They step into his office and ask how they can go to college. If his first question -- "Do you have a green card?" -- is met with a no, the Lincoln Public Schools bilingual liaison must tell them that high school graduation may be the end of the line.Not, mentioned are the ESL classes supported by the...
  • Holland (Michigan) Border Patrol office closing

    01/15/2004 1:06:08 PM PST · by ClintonBeGone · 15 replies · 477+ views
    The Grand Rapids Press ^ | 1/15/2004 | John Agar and Ken Kolker
    A longtime critic of the U.S. Border Patrol in Holland is glad to hear that the local office is closing. The Rev. Andres Fierro, who has been at odds with the Border Patrol for years, said he's not sorry to see the office go. "I won't miss them," he said. He said the agency harassed Hispanics in the community. "My problem with the Border Patrol is not the law, but has always been the application of the law, how they enforced it," he said. "It was profiling. "Even though they refused to be accountable to the community, they did have...
  • The politics of immigration

    01/06/2004 7:52:19 PM PST · by neverdem · 17 replies · 116+ views
    U.S. News & World Report ^ | Jan 12, 2004 | Lou Dobbs
    In his year-end news conference, President Bush called for an "immigration policy that helps match any willing employer with any willing employee." We already know there are plenty of employers in this country willing to break the law and hire illegal aliens. And there are 8 million to 12 million illegal aliens already living in this country, so we know there are plenty of willing employees. I'm sure the White House staff will clean up the language a bit in the coming months. But for all the world, the president's idea of an immigration policy sounds like a national job...
  • Border states may see fed aid for jails

    11/28/2003 4:43:42 PM PST · by SwinneySwitch · 18 replies · 254+ views
    San Antonio Express-News ^ | 11/27/2003 | Gary Martin
    WASHINGTON — In a last-minute flurry of activity, the Senate passed a bill that would help U.S. border states and cities shoulder the burden of jailing undocumented workers arrested for crimes in the United States. The bill would provide up to $6.4 billion over seven years to reimburse states, with Texas and California receiving the lion's share of funding, a spokesman for Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, said Wednesday. "For too long, the federal government has neglected the enormous financial burdens our failed immigration policies have placed on local law enforcement. That must end," Cornyn said in a statement. The Senate...
  • Robbed of Political Voice by Illegal Aliens

    10/26/2003 3:25:17 PM PST · by Yosemitest · 5 replies · 248+ views ^ | Friday, Oct. 24, 2003
    Feds Let Illegal Aliens Steal Congressional Representation From CitizensSteve Brown, CNSNews.comFriday, Oct. 24, 2003 The heavy influx of immigrants cost the Republican Party nine House seats during the 2000 political redistricting process, according to a report released Thursday. At least one of those seats was lost as a result of illegal aliens being counted as part of the national population by the U.S. Census Bureau, the report's authors said. The report, "Remaking the Political Landscape: The Impact of Illegal and Legal Immigration on Congressional Apportionment," was compiled by the Center for Immigration Studies (CIS). It examined the redistribution of House...
  • CA: The heat's on Davis over licenses bill (Unions push for approval)

    06/05/2003 10:42:44 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 17 replies · 165+ views
    Sac Bee ^ | 6/5/03 | Aurelio Rojas and Ed Fletcher
    <p>Pressure is increasing on Gov. Gray Davis to sign a measure approved Wednesday by the state Senate that would allow illegal immigrants to obtain driver's licenses -- with unions joining the list of supporters.</p> <p>If the measure clears the Assembly -- and supporters are confident it will -- Davis for the second consecutive year will have to deal with the politically sensitive issue.</p>
  • CA: State Senate approves bill to allow undocumented immigrants access to driver's licenses

    06/04/2003 5:29:44 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 45 replies · 464+ views
    Mercury News ^ | 6/4/03 | Edwin Garcia
    <p>A proposed law that would allow many undocumented immigrants to apply for California driver's licenses was approved by the state Senate today.</p> <p>The bill now heads to the Assembly. Both houses last year approved similar legislation, but it was vetoed by Gov. Gray Davis because of security concerns.</p>
  • Bush, Fox stress migration, Iraq, Korea

    10/27/2002 9:55:18 AM PST · by madfly · 18 replies · 323+ views
    UPI Chief Economics Correspondent ^ | Oct. 26, 2002 | Ian Campbell
    LOS CABOS, Mexico, Oct. 26 (UPI) -- Presidents George W. Bush of the United States and Vicente Fox of Mexico announced Saturday that they would continue efforts to reach an agreement on Mexican migration to the United States, to help poor Mexican farmers and other common interests. The Mexican president also expressed his support for tackling the threats posed by Iraq and North Korea. Both are believed to be trying to develop weapons of mass destruction. The two leaders spoke to reporters at an economics summit in Mexico. Bush and Fox appeared less relaxed than during previous meetings but...
  • Day laborer centers pushed

    04/26/2002 12:46:41 AM PDT · by let freedom sing · 6 replies · 232+ views
    The Arizona Republic ^ | April 26, 2002 | Elvia Díaz
    Valley communities search for ways to resolve conflicts Day laborers wait for work at 25th Street and Bell Road, where a center for day workers is being considered. While thousands of day laborers look for jobs, Valley communities are looking for ways to resolve the conflict between the workers and those who don't want them hanging out on street corners and parking lots while they wait for them. Valley communities now are more open to creating day laborer centers to control the crowds, organize workers and regulate employers. On Wednesday, Phoenix City Council members will vote whether to spend $118,000...