Thursday, January 3, 2008
Unfair and Imbalanced
Fox News Shuts Out Dr. Paul
||Silicon Valley Insider -- January 2
Snub Boosts Ron Paul
Fox News' decision to exclude Ron Paul from its
Sunday Republican forum is turning out to be the best thing that's
happened to the web's favorite Republican- slash- libertarian-
slash- populist. There's nothing like a snub from FNC to motivate
Paul's base, and he's making considerable hay challenging Fox's
conservative credentials. Paul's point: Fox is more pro-Bush
than conservative, a big difference.
just isn't kosher" - CBS News
"Fox News is scared of me" - Boston
day labor center to close a few days
The operator of a north Phoenix day labor
center, under siege by people who want to crack down on illegal
said today he may close the center temporarily, but that he will
not bow to protesters' demands and shut it permanently. -- Salvador
Reza said laborers who usually gather at the center...
laws now in effect
Jan. 1 not only brought us a new year,
but new laws as well for the citizens of Tennessee. -- A new
law cracks down on the hiring of illegal immigrants in Tennessee.
House Bill 729 prohibits persons from knowingly employing an
illegal alien, recruiting or referring one for employment for
a fee. It is punishable by business license suspension...
farmers protest NAFTA
Farmers in this country organized scattered
protests Tuesday and Wednesday as the final trade barriers on
U.S. corn, beans, sugar and milk fell with the full implementation
of the North American Free Trade Agreement on New Year's Day.
-- Corn and beans are staples of the Mexican diet and subsistence
crops for millions of farmers...
box integrity v. voters without borders
On January 9, the U.S. Supreme Court
will hear arguments for one of the biggest election law cases
in years. This case might decide who becomes president of the
United States in a close election, and shape the future of the
country. -- The Court will hear arguments in the consolidated
cases of Crawford v. Marion County...
-- Appleton, Wisconsin
seek programs on citizenship, English
Members of a local social justice group
expected adult English classes to rank among top needs in the
Fox Valley when they commissioned a survey of the Latino community.
-- The survey found high interest in English classes, but the
257 respondents also said they wanted workshops on how to attain
U.S. citizenship and were interested in...
immigration law challenged again in court
A lawsuit filed Thursday asks a Tulsa
County judge to declare that a new state law dealing with illegal
immigration is unconstitutional. -- Plaintiff Michael C. Thomas,
identified as a resident taxpayer of Tulsa County, seeks "to
prevent an alleged wrongful expenditure of public funds by the
State of Oklahoma and Tulsa County" for enforcement...
partnership up for vote
Residents will speak tonight both for
and against a proposal that would team police with agents from
Immigration and Customs Enforcement. -- The issue has support
from both the Republican and Democratic leaders on the Council.
-- Jean Hislop, of a grass-roots Danbury group called Stop the
Raids, said members will picket outside City Hall...
(Michigan) State Journal Editorials
made right call on driver's licenses for invaders
Attorney General Mike Cox made the right
decision last week when he issued an opinion saying that illegal
immigrants should not be eligible to receive a Michigan driver's
license. -- Until his ruling, Michigan was one of a handful of
states that had a process for granting driver's licenses...
truck outrage continues despite funding cut
It doesn't look like the pilot project
allowing Mexican trucks deep into U.S. territory will be around
for much longer. -- Still, even though a bill to cut funding
for the controversial program was signed by President George
W. Bush recently, the DOT hasn't made many moves to halt it yet.
Daily Star -- Tucson
agents seize 2700 pounds of pot, detain 2 convicted felons
U.S. Border Patrol agents seized 2,700
pounds of marijuana early Thursday morning near Lukeville and
arrested a pair of convicted felons in the past week in Cochise
County. -- The discovery of the marijuana occurred Thursday morning
at 2 a.m. in a parking lot adjacent to the Lukeville port of
entry, said Rob Daniels, Tucson Sector spokesman.
& illegals, solutions not problems
Congress and the present administration
have not taken meaningful steps to boost immigration law enforcement
enough to significantly slow illegal immigration or reduce the
size of the illegal alien population. While immigration law enforcement
is primarily a federal responsibility, the consequences of the
federal government's failures...
Daily Star -- Tucson
at UA deemed to be non- residents
The University of Arizona reclassified 119 students
as non-residents during the fall semester as the university implemented
a new state law prohibiting illegal [aliens...
criminals] from paying in-state tuition or receiving any
state financial aid. -- The UA reported its progress on implementing
Proposition 300 - passed by 70% of Arizona voters...
-- Washington Times
As I perused the Dec. 26 editorial on
immigration in The Washington Post, the page kept slipping to
the left in my hand for a decidedly one-sided read. -- The editorial
was an attack on a tough new law on illegal immigration passed
by the Arizona state legislature. The law, effective Jan. 1,
punishes companies that knowingly employ...
arrests invader for bootlegging, drug possession
Law enforcement officers never know what
to expect when they arrive on a crime scene. -- Called to a residence
in the 200 block of Button Bush Lane regarding a shots-fired
call, Jacksonville Police Department officers did not make an
arrest in reference to the shooting, but did manage to bust up
a bootlegging operation and make a narcotics arrest.
day of protests at day labor center
A north Phoenix day laborers center was
the magnet for supporters and opponents of Arizona's employers
sanctions law for the sixth straight day today. -- Groups favoring
a crackdown on illegal [aliens...
criminals] want the center, near 25th Street and Bell Road,
shut down because they consider it a refuge for [invaders].
-- Hugh Hewitt's Blog
Plea from Arkansas: Examine Huck's record closely
As a conservative, evangelical, politically-active
father of four in Arkansas I believe it is imperative for
like-minded voters to become more familiar with the Mike Huckabee
that just completed 10 years as our governor. I realize it's
sometimes hard to know what to believe during a campaign,
so I've tried to include links to published stories...
agents assaulted at 'unprecedented' rate
Increased efforts to secure the U.S.-Mexico
border against illegal aliens and drug smugglers have spurred
an "unprecedented" rise in violence against U.S. Border
Patrol agents, particularly in the San Diego area, where more
than 100 assaults have taken place in the past two months.
owner says finish the fence
"Nobody can develop a piece of property
that is crawling with aliens at night and Border Patrol vehicles
and personnel 24 hours a day," Marzulla said. -- Wick has
come up with his own solution to the problem. For years, the
Border Patrol has planned a secondary fence in his area, but
budget constraints, among other things, have slowed the process.
(Tennessee) Daily News
voted for invaders to collect Social Security
...In 2006, Sen. McCain Voted To Allow
Illegals To Collect Social Security For Work Done While Illegal:
Sen. McCain Joined Sens. Clinton And Obama In Voting To Give
Retroactive Social Security Benefits To Illegal [Aliens...
Criminals] Who Would Be Granted Amnesty. "Specter, R-Pa.,
motion to table (kill) the Ensign, R-Nev., amendment..."
Argus -- Barre, Vermont
Mexican invaders taken into custody
Vermont State Police responded to a single-vehicle
accident Tuesday night in which an SUV rolled on Interstate 89
around Bethel, and six illegal Mexican [aliens...
criminals] were subsequently taken into custody by U.S. Border
Patrol agents. -- The six Mexican nationals, whom border patrol
would not name...
Chronicle Jim Kouri, CPP
operations teams arrest 925 criminal aliens
Officials with the Homeland Security
Department's Immigration and Customs Enforcement announced that
deportation officers assigned to the Baltimore Office made a
record number of arrests in fiscal year 2007. -- The Baltimore
Field Office area of responsibility covers all of Maryland.
Huckabee sows doubts in GOP
...A tall, bearded man sitting on the
sofa clears his throat and says he heard Huckabee wanted to make
children of illegal immigrants eligible for college scholarships.
"What's that all about?" Chris Power says, wrinkling
his nose as if he'd just swallowed a bitter drink...
-- Brockton, Massachusetts
stabs roommate, chokes police dog, cops say
An illegal alien from Brazil who allegedly
stabbed his roommate, then choked a police dog while fleeing
in the woods, was ordered held without bail on Wednesday. --
Julian Teixeira Demoura was arrested Tuesday morning and charged
with attempted murder, assault and battery with a dangerous weapon,