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||Dallas Morning News -- April 14
Lamar Smith: Why not use the tools Congress already passed?
In 1996, Congress passed comprehensive immigration reform to put an end to the growing problem. Unfortunately, both Republican and Democratic administrations refused to enforce the law. So Congress spent the past decade passing more laws to try to quell the flood of illegal immigration. These too remain largely unenforced.
For example, in 2006 Congress called on the administration to secure one-third of the border with a fence. The Secure Fence Act authorized the Department of Homeland Security to build more than 700 miles of fencing along the southwest border. To date, only 167 miles of fencing have been constructed.* [...]
No new tools are required. No new laws are needed. We simply need the administration to enforce the immigration laws that Congress has already passed.
*This number is from American Border Patrol. There is no other source for this exact number. ABP will update survey this week.
|San Francisco Chronicle sc
Guilty plea from man who helped hold illegal alien hostage
A man who drove an illegal Guatemalan [alien] and her infant son to California has pleaded guilty to conspiring to take the young woman hostage when her boyfriend refused a demand to pay more money for her release, federal prosecutors said Monday.
|Heather Mac Donald -- National Review
The Hispanic Family: The case for national action
Those of us who have documented the growing underclass culture among second- and third-generation Hispanic Americans have grown accustomed to being called bigoted “xenophobes” by open-borders conservatives. For some reason, these same conservatives don’t object to anyone decrying...
|Kansas City Star
Illegal alien pleads guilty in case of unrecognized tribe
An illegal [alien] charged in the government's case against the Kaweah Indian Nation told a federal judge on Monday that he falsely claimed he was a U.S. citizen. -- Jaime Cervantes was the first defendant to plead guilty in the government's prosecution of a Wichita group that claims to be an American Indian tribe.
|Doug McIntyre -- Los Angeles Daily News
L.A. leaders favor gangs over our kids
I am unapologetically enraged at the brutal indifference of this city to an epidemic of murder. We need candidates and money to challenge every member of the City Council. We need new political blood to stop the bloodshed in the streets of L.A. The current crowd abused the privilege...
|Washington Square News -- New York
Finding sanctuary on Washington Square South
Jean Montrevil is a 39-year-old Brooklyn man who knows that everyday spent in America could be his last. -- Montrevil is one of the hundreds of thousands illegal [aliens] in the United States facing deportation. In 2007 alone, Immigration and Customs Enforcement deported more than 280,000 people...
Agent's case might unveil privacy issues
Last week's acquittal of an immigration agent accused of improper use of a criminal database has raised concerns about privacy. -- Supporters of agent Cory Voorhis believe that his actions justified the means in that he exposed an unpopular practice plea deals for legal and illegal [aliens].
|Los Angeles Times / KTLA
Are illegals entitled to organ transplants in U. S.?
Ana Puente was an infant with a liver disorder when her aunt brought her illegally to the U.S. to seek medical care. She underwent two liver transplants at UCLA Medical Center as a child in 1989 and a third in 1998, each paid for by the state.
|Larry 'Nativo' Lopez [Info on this clown]
Vehement Mexican Reconquistas oppose changes to Special Order 40
The Labor Community Strategy Center, the Mexican American Political Association and Hermandad Mexicana Lationamericana and other civil and immigrant rights organizations will hold a press conference in front of the LAPD headquarters at Parker Center to urge Mayor Villaraigosa and L.A. City Council to strongly reject Councilmember Zine and Smith’s motion to amend Special Order 40.
|One News Now
LAPD policy ripped in wake of murder tied to illegal alien gangster
A public-interest group says a promising student athlete might be alive today if the city of Los Angeles didn't have a policy that limits investigation into citizenship status. -- Judicial Watch says the controversial policy is called Special Order 40, which is a Los Angeles Police mandate that originated in 1979 to prevent police from inquiring about the immigration status of suspects.
|Los Angeles Daily News
Racial issues draw attention, create calls for action
Race always has been the 800-pound gorilla in the corner of Los Angeles' living room - but a series of recent events threatens to drag it right out into the open. -- First, there's the case of Jamiel Shaw Jr., a 17-year-old star athlete gunned down by a gang member while he was on his way home...
|Bergen Record -- Bogota, New Jersey
Penalties for hiring illegals roil Senate
Sweeney said he's mindful of the controversy. "I threw something out there; we sparked a lot of discussion on it," he said. -- He said he is open to suggestions about amending the bill. -- "No bill ever goes through as introduced," he said, adding that he expects "to rework it" to some extent. But he maintains that "illegal immigration continues to grow and grow."
|Providence (Rhode Island) Journal
Immigration protesters had gig down cold
Political Scene was curious about why protesters this month stormed the governor’s first-floor policy office instead of the governor’s actual office, on the second floor, during a rally to oppose Carcieri’s executive order on immigration...
|Arizona Republic -- Phoenix
Churches urge Arpaio to cease efforts
...On Friday, a group of eight church leaders from a variety of faiths released a letter urging Arpaio to reconsider the morality of his crime-suppression operations, which in the past month have brought hundreds of posse members and deputies into areas with a high concentration of Hispanic residents...
Latest Blogs 4 Borders video burst
Our weekly video blog podcast on illegal immigration and border security issues. In this weeks edition: The true costs of illegal immigration: Healthcare! -- 100% Preventable! Americans continue to pay the bloody price for open borders. When will the madness end?
|KOLD-TV -- Tucson
Rollover kills two suspected illegal near Sierra Vista
A stolen truck carrying 15 suspected illegal immigrants crashes. Two people are dead and four others were injured. -- t happened between Bisbee and Sierra Vista on State Route 90 near High Knoll Road. Two of those crash victims were flown to University Medical Center.
|Brett Winterble -- Human Events
Illegals kill freely, while good kids die
Los Angeles is currently caught up in a battle against two threats -- the Paparazzi and street gangs. It has chosen to do battle with the paps; it has chosen to duck the problem with street gangs. -- Let me first tell you about Jamiel Shaw. Shaw, was, by all accounts a good kid, the story would be unremarkable, except that...
|Washington Times Editorial
SAVE Act: Two-faced on illegals
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and the House Democratic leadership have apparently come up with a new strategy to prevent the House from approving the SAVE Act (H.R. 4088), an enforcement-only approach to the illegal immigration issue. The bill, introduced by Reps. Brian Bilbray, California Republican, and Heath Shuler...
|San Diego Union-Tribune
18 detained after crash near Alpine
Eighteen people suspected of illegally crossing the border were detained six miles outside of Alpine (Calif.) Sunday after a crash, officials said. -- About 6 a.m., a vehicle hit a guardrail in the hills near Japatul Road just east of Dehesa Road and flipped over, said Richard E. Smith, a Border Patrol spokesman. The occupants ran away, he said...
59 illegals caught at Loudoun resort face deportation
Fifty-nine foreign-born workers arrested last week at the Lansdowne Resort by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials are being processed for deportation, although some might request hearings to plead their cases, an ICE spokeswoman said...