Sunday, February 24, 2008
|Wichita (Kansas) Eagle sc
Five immigration bills on the slate
Almost halfway through the session, lawmakers in both chambers will begin hearing testimony on what many called a top priority: illegal immigration. -- Both the House and Senate Federal and State Affairs committees are set to hear testimony on five proposals targeting various aspects of the issue this week.
Norquist, the California GOP, and an open-borders debacle continued
Last June, I noted the mortifying open-borders debacle in the California Republican Party. Michael Kamburowski, an Australian immigrant who served as the California Republican Party’s chief operating officer, resigned last summer after the SFChron reported that he had been “ordered deported in 2001...
Activist says gangs are battling for turf
Aurora, Colo. -- A gang battle that ended in gunfire Tuesday and put two people in the hospital was the result of a national Latino gang trying to claim local turf, said an anti-gang activist. -- The Rev. Leon Kelly, who runs the Open Door Youth Gang Alternatives program, said tensions between the Sureños 13 and local gangs...
A Minnesota reader coins a slogan: “Contain McCain”; etc.
...Conservatives should insist that McCain first, name Mitt Romney as his Vice President and second, demand any and all reconquistas on his staff (like Juan Hernandez) be fired immediately. -- Concurrently, we should start an impeachment committee to hit the ground running when and if McCain decides to...
|Daily Record -- Parsippany, New Jersey
Cresitello: Local immigration enforcement plan not dead yet
Morristown, NJ -- Morris County's refusal to sign off on Mayor Donald Cresitello's controversial immigration enforcement plan makes it unlikely that it will move forward, but the mayor is vowing to fight on. -- "I don't think it's dead yet," Cresitello said in a brief phone interview on Friday...
|The Post-Journal -- Jamestown, New York
County’s immigration issues
When naming the population centers for [illegal aliens] in the United States, Chautauqua County is pretty far down the list. -- But officials point out that illegal [aliens] can be found anywhere in the country, and Chautauqua County is no exception...
|El Paso Times
Juárez violence affects El Paso
The violence in Juárez used to be, for most El Pasoans, a case of "not my problem." -- But a recent El Paso Times/News Channel 9 Poll suggests that might no longer be so. -- The poll found that 62 percent of El Paso voters believed violence in Juárez was spilling over into El Paso and...
|Alan Caruba -- American Daily
Democrats demagogue poverty. Again.
...The government, of course, plays a role when it raises the minimum wage requirements for small businesses and large. The utter indifference to the annual flow of a million illegal immigrants taking jobs that would otherwise be available to low income Americans is yet another factor for any rise in poverty.
|The Morning News -- Springdale, Arkansas
Guatemalan consulate doles out sham IDs
Rogers, Ark. -- The Guatemalan consulate came to Northwest Arkansas on Saturday to provide passports and identification to Guatemalans who live in the area. -- Guatemalan Consul Jose Barillas said he came to provide passports, matriculas consulares, visas, permits to travel and to authorize other documents.
|Collier County Sheriff's Office -- Naples (Florida) News
ICE partnership is paying 2 ways for local taxpayers
It always sounded good. It always made sense that federal law-enforcement agencies should share illegal immigration and other crime data with local agencies, and vice versa. -- As soon as Collier County Sheriff Don Hunter brought to light after Sept. 11 that a huge gap existed...
|John Keitel -- Digital Press
Ritter refuses to enforce Colorado’s illegal immigration law
Colorado Governor Bill Ritter is refusing to enforce Colorado 2006 HB 1023. This bill requires government agency workers to check an applicants immigrations status with the federal online system called SAVE (systematic Alien Verification for Entitlements). This is a big issue for Coloradans who understand..
Man charged with bringing illegal aliens to Maine for licenses
Bangor, Maine -- A New Jersey faces charges following his arrest for allegedly bringing illegal aliens to Maine to get driver's licenses. -- Anderson Dos Santos, of Newark, appeared in U.S. District Court on Thursday after being charged with harboring or transporting illegal aliens...
|West Central Tribune -- Wilmer, Minnesota
Likely Mexican illegal alien charged with vehicular manslaughter
Minneapolis - A woman who authorities say did not have a driver’s license and was using a false identity was charged Friday with four counts of criminal vehicular homicide in a school bus crash that killed four children. -- The woman, who identified herself as Alianiss Nunez Morales... [Related item]
|WTHR-TV -- Indianapolis
For years, Indiana's Bureau of Motor Vehicles was a quick stop to fast licenses and IDs for those with fake documents. -- The governor vowed to clean it up. New systems and more sophisticated licenses are now in place. -- But 13 Investigates has found one avenue with little or no enforcement and hundreds of suspected fraud cases are slipping by...