Thursday, February 21, 2008
|Los Angeles Times Editorial
Too tough on illegal immigration
It's getting ugly out there for illegal [aliens]. States and cities are cracking down with harsh new ordinances, and the courts are upholding them. Not only are deportations at record highs, but [illegal aliens] are being detained at places previously understood to be off-limits, such as schools...
|Steven Malanga -- City Journal -- New York
One day Linda Vickers returned home to her ranch in Falfurrias, Texas, just north of the Mexican border, to find two of her dogs playing with what appeared to be a ball. Looking more closely, Linda discovered that it was a human skull. Her husband, Michael, went in search of the rest of the body...
Texas cities oppose border fence
Eagle Pass, Texas -- Chad Foster, mayor of this Texas border city whose motto is "Where Yee-Hah meets Ole," isn't itching for a fight with the federal government over the construction of a 15-foot border fence along the Rio Grande. But if one comes, he's ready...
|Carolyn Hileman -- NewsByUs.com sc
Yes they can
...The borders are not secure, as a matter of fact I am willing to bet that a bunch of those people holding signs saying yes we can in Spanish are here illegally and just waiting for him to win so they can have the amnesty that the American people fought so hard to stop. This is a man who has said that he has a problem...
|Gary Wood -- Nolan Chart
Superhighways threaten sovereignty
There are people who insist the idea of a North American Union (NAU) is simply a conspiracy theory. There are those who insist the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) is simply a think tank of concerned leaders attempting to make the economic lives more vital for all. Then there are the facts.
Lawmakers renew illegal alien tuition debate
Maryland lawmakers renewed debate today over one of the sharpest topics to come up in recent years -- whether to allow residents who are illegal [aliens] to receive in-state tuition. -- A Senate committee heard testimony on three bills on whether Maryland high school graduates who aren't legally in this country...
|Terry Graham -- VDare.com
California’s Republican Party to adopt open borders platform?
With California’s Republican Party broke, battered and beleaguered, next week’s statewide convention in San Francisco will set the stage for its future. -- Years ago, RINOs took control of the GOP, assuring others that a “Big Tent” GOP was the key to success. But that circus tent was actually an open canopy...
|Sam Clegg -- Badger Herald -- University of Wisconsin
Keep on turning in illegal aliens
With an estimated 12 million illegal [aliens] residing in this country, local police and federal authorities have a massive stake in finding new ways to deport a great many of them this is commonly known as upholding the law. Fortunately for the taxpayer of Wisconsin, that is exactly what the Dane County Sheriff’s Office...
|Dallas Morning News
Illegal alien rental-ban opponent to run for mayor in Farmers Branch
The treasurer of a group that opposed Farmers Branch's efforts to ban apartment rentals to illegal immigrants last year has decided to challenge City Council member Tim O'Hare for mayor. -- Gene Bledsoe, who owns a residential real estate business, said he's running in the May election because...
|KPHO-TV -- Phoenix
Illegal alien found with stolen IDs
Prescott, Az. -- An illegal [alien] has been arrested in northern Arizona after stealing the identity of a woman who lives in Toltec. -- Deputies found a Social Security card that did not belong to the [alien] after they made a traffic stop near Seligman, said Dwight D'Evelyn with the Yavapai County Sheriff's Office.
|The Economist -- UK
Straight outta Compton
...A big reason is immigration. New arrivals from Latin America and Asia have pushed up rents in the metropolis. Until recently they pushed up house prices, too, benefiting the roughly 40% of black householders in south-central Los Angeles who own property. They could afford to move on. Immigrants have also blurred racial lines, producing a kind of confused tolerance.
|KCPW -- Salt Lake City
Huntsman vows to veto two anti-illegal alien bills
It appears Republican Representative Glenn Donnelson may have wasted his time pushing two bills that would restrict the privileges of illegal [aliens] this session, because Governor Jon Huntsman plans to veto them if they pass the Senate. In a press conference today, the governor said he wants to keep in-state tuition for the children of illegal [aliens], and he wants to keep the driver privilege card.
|Laurel (Montana) Outlook
Vehicle registration crackdown continues
Yellowstone County Sheriff's deputies and Montana Highway Patrol troopers continued the out-of-state vehicle registration enforcement at the Laurel CHS Refinery through Thursday of last week that resulted in nine suspected illegal alien Mexican nationals being sent to sites in Arizona and Utah for possible deportation back to Mexico.
|The Capital -- Annapolis, Maryland
Arsonist to be deported after 6 months in jail
An illegal [alien] was sentenced yesterday to about six months - time he already served - for trying to burn down an Annapolis home this summer while his girlfriend's 2-year-old daughter was inside. -- Prosecutors said yesterday they offered the plea agreement to Alex Edguardo Garcia...
|Duane Lester -- All American Blogger
Out of the shadows, into the morgue
If an illegal [alien] manages to live through the trip across the border without dying from exposure, drowning or being gang raped, they are then free to move about the country. -- While a majority of illegal [aliens] can count the actual border crossing as their only crime here, there are far too many who cannot.
|Wall Street Journal
Health questions for the candidates
...The recent rise in the uninsured is due primarily to new arrivals and their U.S.-born children, and it is happening mostly in the five border states, according to the Center for Immigration Studies and U.S. Census data. In Texas, the cost of caring for these newcomers and children has been paid by local and state taxes...
Five men in jail after Duluth drug raid
Five men are at the Gwinnett County jail awaiting possible deportation after police raided a Duluth home and seized drugs, cash and an assault rifle. -- Acting on a tip about possible illegal activity, federal immigration agents and Gwinnett police officers went Feb. 5 to the Brighton Springs apartment complex...
|Andrew Riley -- All American Blogger
Your tax pesos at work
...We can’t finish our own border fence, properly supply our immigration agents and border patrol with all the equipment and resources they need, or get our house in order. Yet, the Bush administration wants to fork over $1.4 billion to Mexico and Central America with much of it going into the hands of corrupt law enforcement officials and government bureaucrats...
|Sierra Vista (Arizona) Herald / Review
Hauling away trash left by illegal aliens
Palominas, Arizona -- Some of the garbage was located in thick brush. Other pieces of litter were embedded in the frozen ground. -- But a tireless group of 25 people still managed to collect nearly every item of trash along a steep trail in Ash Canyon on Monday...
California exodus turns to stampede
California, which once lured Americans from near and far, is now driving out millions of the most productive residents including high percentages of the most affluent. -- "When California faced a Mount Everest-sized $14 billion deficit in 2003, one of the major causes for the red ink was the stampede of millionaire households from the state..."
|Brenda Walker -- VDare.com
Why does the ADL Want Jews (and America) to commit suicide?
The recent death and well-attended memorial service of San Francisco Congressman Tom Lantos was a sad reminder that even people who ought to know better sometimes don't get it: a man who escaped from a Nazi concentration camp should understand that your tribe's enemies will kill you if they can.
|Erik Rush -- Men's News Daily -- Guerneville, Calif.
A castrated nation
If there was ever an election cycle in which the issues (at this juncture, really weighty ones) took a back seat to pomp and circumstance â€“ or, if you prefer, hype and flatulence â€“ this one is definitely it. -- With the exception of half a handful of worthwhile individuals who were destined to be ignored by the public...
|The State -- Columbia, South Carolina
Court clears roofer who protested illegal aliens
A Lugoff roofer who gained national attention for getting arrested while protesting illegal immigration was found not guilty of disorderly-conduct charges Wednesday in Columbia Municipal Court. -- Terry Funderburk, 52, who calls himself The Lone Protester and was featured on a national TV news program....
|Freedom Folks -- Chicago
Blogs 4 Borders weekly video report
The Merida Initiative: heard of it? -- A “wave of hate?” Sure, but it’s not who you think it is! -- 100% Preventable! Two illegal alien criminals 39 crimes! When will the madness end! [Host also goes into the Tan Klan's recent attack on free speech and their unholy alliance with the SPLC smear artists]
Is American Border Patrol about to be ripped off?
American Border Patrol has been doing aerial surveys of the border for more than a year. Last week Colin Hanna called me with the idea of doing a joint flight. Without agreeing to such a joint effort, I sent him our most recent border survey. (He got it on Saturday.) He said he would call me on Monday. He didn't...
|South Florida Sun-Sentinel
Haitian president wants TPS for Haitians in US
Haitian President René Préval has finally asked the U.S. government to extend temporary protective status to Haitians. The designation is long overdue, and President Bush would do well to grant Préval's request. -- Haiti, already the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere, was further devastated by last year's Tropical Storm Noel...
|John F. McManus -- The New American
The battle against illegal immigration
What you have just read seems as though it were written yesterday. But it wasn’t. It appeared as part of a comprehensive study about our nation’s immigration crisis published in the May 1982 issue of American Opinion, a predecessor of THE NEW AMERICAN...
LA labor steps up to defend illegal aliens
The labor movement here, in cooperation with [illegal aliens'] advocacy groups, has stepped up the effort to defend unorganized workers from workplace raids. -- On February 7, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents burst into the Micro Solutions printer-cartridge factory in Van Nuys, Calif...