Frist Drops Guest Worker/Interior Enforcement
connection between legal and illegal immigration
Are massive legal immigration and massive
illegal immigration related? If so, how? Many in policy circles
hold a view of "Legal immigration, good; illegal immigration,
bad."1 The logical extensions of such a simplistic perspective
are to assume that the overall level of legal immigration does
attempt to quell drug violence falters
Nuevo Laredo, Tamps., Mex. -- Eight months
after Mexican authorities unleashed an unprecedented show of
force to quell drug violence along the U.S. border, the effort
is in disarray and the general who was in charge appears to have
vanished. -- Drug killings are on the rise, local news outlets
have been cowed into silence...
convicted of illegal aircraft parts exports
San Diego -- A Pakistani who spent five
years in prison for selling missile parts to Iran in the 1980s
was convicted Friday of illegally exporting military aircraft
parts to Belgium, Malaysia and the United Arab Emirates. -- Arif
Ali Durrani was convicted in U.S. District Court on four counts
of exporting engine parts...
for Mexican ID office denied
Lake Havasu City recently denied a request
by the Mexican government to set up an office in the Aquatic
Center to process Mexican
Consulate identity cards. -- City Manager Richard Kaffenberger
stated in his report before the Lake Havasu City Council Tuesday
that the country of Mexico had contacted the city about opening
agrees to allow return of 14 Cubans if judge retracts ruling
Stung by a federal judge's decision that
15 Cubans who landed on the Old Seven Mile Bridge in the Florida
Keys should have been allowed into the United States, federal
prosecutors have agreed to allow in most of the Cubans. -- But
government lawyers first want U.S. District Judge Federico Moreno
to retract his Feb. 28 decision...
attackers shoot feds dead in their car
Nuevo Laredo, Tamps., Mex. -- Just days after
arriving here to help reinforce government efforts to stop the
drug war raging on the border, four federal agents were shot
dead in the middle of the afternoon on Avenida Guerrero. The
agents never had a chance, observers said. At least one officer
was armed, but didn't have time to pull his weapon.
-- North County Times
worker plan just more amnesty
Absent from all guest-worker initiatives
being debated on the Senate floor is a mandate that would require
the federal government to reimburse states such as California
for the tens of billions of dollars spent annually to provide
services to illegal immigrants. Take a closer look at these bills
and it's obvious that "guest worker" is synonymous
bill needs no added softening
The Georgia Senate last week approved
and sent to the House a bill aimed at cracking down on illegal
immigrants in this state. --- But SB 529 had not been reported
out of the House Judiciary Committee Non-Civil as of yesterday,
and according to one of its most vocal citizen supporters, D.
A. King, "Nothing is a sure thing in the House..."
alien round-up nets 60 arrests
Agents for the Department of Homeland
Security completed a two-day crime sweep in Boston Thursday that
placed nearly 60 illegal aliens with criminal records behind
bars. -- The sweep was the first operation of this scale targeting
so-called "criminal aliens," carried out by agents
with Immigration and Customs Enforcement...
groups fault U.S. plan to identify illegals
When Tyson Foods Inc. hires a new worker,
it electronically sends his or her name, Social Security number
and citizenship status to a fledgling worker-verification system
run by the Department of Homeland Security. -- The prosaically
named Basic Pilot system checks the worker's information...
members tag Senate scheme as "amnesty"
As the Senate Judiciary Committee debated provisions
of a new immigration reform measure, border security advocates
in the House sent a letter to their Senate colleagues saying
that the proposed bill amounts to a form of amnesty for illegal
aliens. --- Debate in the Senate yesterday centered around provisions
which would allow workers...
warn lawmakers against anti-invader bills
Annapolis -- A group of legal immigrants
told state lawmakers yesterday that voting for anti- immigration
bills would cost them votes. -- The group, known as the Friends
of New Marylanders, includes about 25 African, Asian and Hispanic
organizations that lobby against legislation targeting illegal
-- Mexico City
provides hymn for migrants
In the provocative new music video for
his latest single, "Mojado" - or "Wetback"
- popular Latin American singer-songwriter Ricardo Arjona stands
on a Tijuana beach at the dividing line between Mexico and the
United States. Behind him is the controversial wall being built
to separate the two countries. In front of him is the sea.
keen noses find 500 pounds of pot
Keen dog noses helped officers at the
U.S. Port of Entry in San Luis, Ariz., to seize more than 500
pounds of marijuana and arrest two people in separate drug-smuggling
attempts this week. -- In the first of the two incidents, Customs
and Border Protection officers found 462 pounds of marijuana
in a hidden compartment of a 1987 Chevrolet van...
dead, 15 hurt when SUV being chased rolls
An SUV packed with illegals being chased
by the U.S. Border Patrol crashed on Interstate 8 east of Yuma
early Thursday, killing one migrant and injuring 15 others and
the suspected smuggler, officials said. -- The driver of the
Chevrolet Suburban didn't stop at a Border Patrol checkpoint...
Oberweis battle for conservative vote
Bill Brady and Jim Oberweis tried to
out-conservative each other in the last Republican debate before
Election Day. -- They jabbed at one another over illegal immigration,
government spending and more Thursday night, with Brady accusing
Oberweis of talking tough on immigration but not lobbying for
changes in the law.
to meet Senators behind immigration reform bill
The Taoiseach, Bertie Ahern, is due to
meet a number of US Senators today to discuss moves to secure
an amnesty for illegal Irish immigrants. -- An estimated 50,000
Irish people are living and working in the US illegally. -- US
Senators McCain and Kennedy have put forward proposals... [Ahern
appeared with Bush today practically begging for an amnesty.]
Meyer -- North County Times
crackdown, smugglers abound
For an example of how severely out of
control our borders are and how anyone can smuggle anything into
our country, go to the Helen Woodward Animal Center in Rancho
Santa Fe. -- The center's Public Relations Manager John Van Zante
circulated a news release Thursday detailing how someone left
a duffel bag containing 26 smuggled puppies...
draws "guest-worker" line
Washington -- Rep. Tom Tancredo and 70
other U.S. representatives warned in a letter Thursday that any
legislation passed in the Senate that allows illegal immigrants
to work legally will hit a roadblock if it comes back to the
House. -- The Senate's Judiciary Committee for the past two weeks
has been debating an immigration bill...
Sen. Jon Kyl
has been found to be helpful border tool
Arizonans continue to tell me as I travel
from Tucson to Yuma, and all across our state, that it is critical
we secure our border and deal with the problem of illegal immigration.
I agree, and Washington is finally heeding the warnings of border-state
senators like myself who have long demanded increased resources...
D. A. King
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percent against illegal immigration
In Georgia, he is in almost all of the
protests that are for and against illegal immigration. His voice
boasts, "Viva la Migra!" ("Long live immigration,"
in English, referring to the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration
Services) and it resounds to oppose undocumented immigration
and pleads the country's borders be secured...