Tuesday, January 22, 2008
U.S. faces 'grave threat' in drug fight
Mexican military efforts to crush heavily armed drug-smuggling operations in five cities along the U.S.-Mexico border pose a "grave threat" to U.S. authorities and a half-million Americans in the area, according to former U.S. Border Patrol and Immigration and Naturalization Service officials...
Some Mexican border police stations surrounded
Mexican soldiers today surrounded some police stations in an anti-crime and corruption investigation. -- In the border state of Tamaulipas, across from Texas, dozens of soldiers in armored cars surrounded the police stations in Nuevo Laredo, Matamoros and Reynosa...
|KMTV -- Omaha, Nebraska
Governor denies charges of racism
Lincoln, Neb.- The fight over illegal immigration finds Governor Dave Heineman denying charges of racism and bigotry. -- The Governor is considering a move that would find police in Nebraska working to enforce federal immigration laws. But critics argue it will lead to more racial profiling...
|KGW-TV -- Portland
Invaders and pals toss another tantrum over loss of licenses
For the second time this month, a demonstrators packed the Capitol steps as critics blasted new rules requiring proof of citizenship to get an Oregon driver's license. -- Starting February 4th, applicants will have to show a Social Security number at DMV offices in order to get a driver's license....
|Gannett News Service
Benefits for invaders fuel fierce debate
As the debate about the residency status of the nation’s estimated 12 million illegal immigrants boils, another battle is simmering about what if any benefits they deserve while they’re in the United States. Some of the most heated arguments about the issue focus on health care. So far, immigrants are losing...
|Sacramento Bee stopcc
Thompson ends presidential bid
Former Tennessee Sen. Fred Thompson quit the Republican presidential race on Tuesday, after a string of poor finishes in early primary and caucus states. -- "Today, I have withdrawn my candidacy for president of the United States. I hope that my country and my party have benefited from our having made this effort," Thompson said in a statement.
|Laredo Morning Times
Gunmen pull carjacking, flee into Mexico
Carjackers stole a vehicle from a woman at gunpoint and led authorities on a short, high-speed chase Monday that ended with the suspects breaking through a barrier at International Bridge I and fleeing into Mexico, police said. "Once they are in Mexico we can't go in there to get them," said Laredo Police spokesman...
|Duncan Currie -- Weekly Standard
Are McCain's border blues over?
In 2007, much of America's political oxygen was consumed by the two I-words: Iraq and immigration. If the former was supposed to boost John McCain's GOP primary campaign, the latter was supposed to torpedo it. Not only did the Arizona senator favor a relatively liberal immigration policy...
It appears Maryland will sit out the state rebellion against the federal Real ID program. Gov. Martin O'Malley's announcement last week that the Motor Vehicle Administration will comply with the costly and controversial program is unfortunate but not entirely unexpected...
|Arizona Republic -- Phoenix
Invaders flee Arizona in wake of new law, say Mexican pols
Politicians from the Mexican state bordering Arizona say they are receiving reports of migrants who are "self-deporting" and landing in border communities because of Arizona's employer sanctions law. -- The full effect of the law, which calls for punishing Arizona employers who knowingly employ illegal [aliens.... criminals] ...
Illegal Vietnamese in U. S. face deportation
Thousands of Vietnamese living illegally in the United States now face deportation after the two countries completed an agreement Tuesday following a decade of work on the pact, a U.S. official said. -- Vietnamese who entered the U.S. illegally after the former foes normalized relations in 1995 could now be forced to return to their birth country, said Julie Myers, director of ICE...
Billboards a reminder: Murder suspect on loose
Three years have passed since police found the body of Lisa Ann Bourquardez in the closet of her Acworth home. -- Bourquardez was stabbed at least 50 times, and police believe her ex-boyfriend killed her. -- But leads to him grew cold very quickly. Now, Acworth police hope a series of billboards will lead them to Guillermo Peralta Castaneda...
|Robert Tracinski - Real Clear Politics
Why RINO McCain needs to be stopped
McCain's South Carolina victory raises the possibility that he could save Republicans from a drawn-out primary battle by giving them a clear front-runner to rally behind, unifying the party well in advance of this summer's convention. And although it's still a bit early for these polls to mean very much...
Dump the Mexican Reconquista L. A. mayor
Los Angeles can and should be the envy of the world. Instead, our city is a mess, and it gets worse each month. We can't afford four more years of a mayor who spends all his time running for the next office, staging photo-ops and going on out- of- town trips. We need a competent, full-time working mayor... [Watch this video]
|Steve Malanga -- New York Post
The great black-Hispanic split
Fierce fighting over the minority vote may be the real surprise of the '08 Democratic race, with many blacks gravitating to Sen. Barack Obama and Hispanics to Sen. Hillary Clinton. But this split isn't just about these candidates; it's been a long time coming...
|Mike Cutler -- Family Security Matters
Mexico's safe haven for criminals
For a number of years I have read accounts of an incursion of armed men from Mexico into the United States. Whenever I raised this issue during debates, those I debated were dismissive of my concerns and tried to make it sound as though the many stories about armed men in uniform, possibly members of...
|Kansas City Star
'Tan Klan'-harrassed KC parks board member steps down
Frances Semler, the Board of Parks and Recreation Commissioners appointee whose membership in the Minuteman Civil Defense Corps caused a political controversy for Mayor Mark Funkhouser, has resigned. -- In a statement faxed to area media outlets, including The Kansas City Star, Semler writes...
Voter ID rule finds support
Two-thirds of Americans, including a majority of racial and ethnic minorities, say the government should make voters show photo identification before voting, according to a new Fox 5/ The Washington Times/ Rasmussen Reports survey....
|U. S. Rep. Tom Tancredo
Tancredo demands pardon of Border Patrol agents amid new killing
Representative Tom Tancredo today demanded a pardon of Border Patrol Agents Ignacio Ramos and Jose Compean after recent press reports of another Border Agent, Luis Aguilar, was killed in the line of duty. -- "Border Patrol Agents risk their lives everyday to prevent illegal aliens, illicit narcotics and terrorists from entering this country," Tancredo said...
Highly skilled and out of work
An unusually large share of workers have been out a job for more than six months even as overall unemployment has remained low, a little-noted weakness in the labor market that analysts said threatens to intensify the impact of the unfolding economic downturn...
|Selwyn Duke -- New Media Journal
The race for the American mind
Last year’s scamnesty bill had widespread support among the powers-that-be, with the president, the Democrat majority and mainstream media all singing its praises. Yet it went down to defeat, slain by a new-media coalition of talk radio and blogosphere warriors. Working tirelessly to expose the truth and rally the grassroots, they became a David who slew a Goliath.
|WWBT-TV -- Richmond
Invader foes say Virginia losing a lot of money on educational costs
Supporters of illegal immigration reform say they are pushing for Virginia's laws to be rewritten to protect citizens who live in the commonwealth legally. -- During this legislative session, lawmakers will consider nearly 100 bills dealing with immigration...
Let's protect American sovereignty
WTO now stands for World Trade Outrage rather than its original name, World Trade Organization. The WTO just ruled that the Caribbean nation of Antigua and Barbuda can freely violate American copyrights and trademarks in order to punish the United States for our laws prohibiting internet gambling...
|All Headline News
Invader health care costs debated
...With the large number of illegal [aliens.... criminals], estimated at 12 million, the huge dent they create on the nation's economy, reeling from high prices of oil and the subprime crisis, is prompting a new wave of anti-immigrant sentiment insofar as health care benefits are concerned...
|St. Albans (Vermont) Messenger
Sen. Leahy wants wide-open border
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) will require that travelers show a birth certificate in order to cross the U.S.-Canadian border starting Feb. 1. The move was made in response to Congress passing a law delaying implementation of the Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative (WHTI), which would...