A "grave danger to our country's stability"
American Legion Calls For Immediate Action
||American Patrol -- March 3
The National Executive Committee of the 2.7 million member American Legion has issue a document calling for the strong enforcement of America's borders and laws against illegal immigration.
"American Legion members have served in the U.S. Armed Forces throughout the world so that Americans can feel safe at home. ....And, today, they see the threat that open borders present to their homeland."
The plan calls for five steps, including securing the border, eliminating job magnets and services to illegals, no amnesty, reducing the number of illegals in the U.S., and screening and tracking foreign visitors.
The plan also calls on all candidates for public office to express their solutions to "this grave danger to our country's stability."
Copies of the plan as well as mp3 files of Public Service Announcements currently being run nationwide can be found at legion.org/whatsnew/bulletins.
Officials arrest 36 for immigration violations in Minnesota and S.D.
Dozens of "fugitive aliens and immigration violators" were arrested in southwestern Minnesota and South Dakota in a three-day sweep last week, federal officials announced Monday. -- Guatemalans accounted for 31 of the 36 people apprehended in Worthington and Pipestone, Minn...
|San Diego Union-Tribune
Mexico police battle drug gang in 5-hour shootout
Tijuana, BC, Mex. -- Mexican police and soldiers traded gunfire with suspected drug gang members Monday in a five-hour battle near the U.S. border that left a police officer and one of the suspected criminals dead. -- The shootout began at a house in a residential neighborhood of Tijuana, a drug smuggling hot spot...
|Freedom Folks -- Chicago
Blogs4Borders weekly video report
Reconquista: what is it? Who's behind it? Should you be worried? First in a three part series. -- New media: let's get to work! --100% Preventable! Americans continue to suffer and die at the hands of illegal aliens, when will the madness end?
||Federation for American Immigration Reform
Amnesty proponents launch campaign to shut down debate!
Having lost last year's epic legislative battle over the Bush-Kennedy amnesty bill, pro-amnesty forces are regrouping and launching an all-out campaign to censor the media and stop the debate over true immigration reform. This attack on the media should not come as a surprise.
McCain calls virtual border fence in Arizona a 'disgrace'
Republican presidential candidate John McCain has called a "virtual fence" meant to secure Arizona's border against illegal immigration a "disgrace." -- The Arizona senator told reporters in Phoenix on Monday that not enough research had been done on the 28-mile array of radars and surveillance cameras.
|Clay Waters -- Newsbusters.org
NYT ties today's illegal immigration foes to past violent racists
The front of the New York Times Week in Review is dominated by business columnist-reporter David Leonhardt's "The Border And The Ballot Box," his slanted essay on anti-immigration crusades then and now. The accompanying drawings give the debate the feel of a prison camp, with Americans as prison guards...
Geraldo Rivera: Rush Limbaugh 'Dean' of 'nativist reaction'
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|InsideNoVa.com -- Richmond, Virginia
New illegal immigration enforcement policy in effect today
The Prince William County Police Department activated its new policy regarding illegal immigration enforcement today. -- As part of the new policy, police officers will inquire into the citizenship or immigration status of persons who are lawfully detained for a violation of state or local law if probable cause exists to....
|Chertoff and Gutierrez -- Mexidata.info
The US-Mexico-Canada Security and Prosperity Partnership
Three years ago, the United States, Mexico and Canada launched a landmark partnership to promote the security and well-being of our sovereign nations. -- The Security and Prosperity Partnership of North America (SPP) builds on our successful NAFTA partnership. NAFTA helped create jobs, spur growth....
|Gwinnett Daily Post -- Lawrenceville, Georgia
Residents troubled by unlicensed motorists
Norcross, Ga. -- Gari Thomas avoids Jimmy Carter Boulevard like the plague. -- The south Gwinnettian lives a stone's throw from the ever-busy thoroughfare, but she won't touch it, she says. -- When directing friends to her home in tucked-away Brookwood Park, she gives looping, inconvenient routes that rack up miles...
|Los Angeles Times
NAFTA has had its trade-offs for the U.S.
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Oberweis, Foster debate as vote nears
Republican businessman Jim Oberweis ripped his scientist opponent Bill Foster as a man who understands the atom but not economics while debating a final time before a March 8 election to fill Dennis Hastert's congressional seat.
|Salt Lake Tribune
Border Patrol ranks swell in fight against terror, illegal immigration
The United States is breeding a new generation of border enforcers, and Utah natives like Brandon Carson are among the offspring. -- Raised in Lindon, Carson left Utah law enforcement and joined Border Patrol in the midst of the agency's expansion. He has worked the international boundary with Mexico...
Despite fences, illegals still broach U.S. border
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|Santa Cruz (Calif.) Sentinel
Lawmaker attacked over Gestapo remark
Rep. Sam Farr was put on the defensive last week after conservative talk-show hosts and bloggers condemned a comparison the central coast lawmaker drew between U.S. immigration agents and Nazi Germany's secret police, the Gestapo.
|Gwinnett Daily Post -- Lawrenceville, Georgia
Grand jury takes on immigration costs
Not only are the people uncounted, but the cost of illegal immigration hasn't been tallied, a Gwinnett grand jury complained last week. -- In the presentments issued at the end of the grand jury's term in office, the group of citizens recommended county commissioners and state legislators try to track the fiscal impact of [illegal aliens].
|Culpeper (Virginia) Star-Exponent
Estimated cost of crackdown on illegals doubles
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|Courier-Journal -- Louisville, Kentucky
Day laborers left idle
...The more than 100,000 day laborers looking for work on any given day -- many of them illegal [aliens] -- are struggling as never before. Without the proper documents, their work options are limited to odd jobs for cash. But many can barely feed themselves, let alone provide for their families.