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Texas Voters Say Stop Illegal Immigration
|Tim O'Hare celebrated his mayoral win on Saturday. The Farmers Branch City Council member made a name leading efforts to pass a ban on apartment rentals to illegal immigrants.
||Dallas Morning News -- May 11
Immigration a hot issue in Irving, Carrollton, Farmers Branch races
Tim O'Hare, who made a name leading Farmers Branch's efforts to drive out illegal immigrants, was elected mayor of the Dallas County suburb Saturday.
In Carrollton, Mayor Becky Miller lost in an election day onslaught by challenger Ron Branson.
… Branson had made a tougher stance on immigration the centerpiece of his campaign…. On election day, Mr. Branson polled almost 700 more votes than Mrs. Miller.
… Irving's incumbents Mayor Herbert A. Gears and council members Allan E. Meagher and Rose Cannaday successfully fought off their opponents to win re-election Saturday. The winners supported the city's means of combating illegal immigration, but were opposed by two candidates who wanted the city to do more and two who wanted it to soften its approach.
Survey: Americans strongly object to NAU scheme
Americans are catching on to the North American Union scheme and voicing their opposition. The right wing grassroots organization, American Policy Center (APC), has just concluded a survey of one million American households. The survey, titled "Do Americans Support a North American Union" asked a series of questions...
|Frank Miele -- Daily InterLake --Kalispell, Montana
McCain turns his back on GOP; will they return the favor?
Some diehard Republicans like Sean Hannity (who admittedly doesn’t realize he is one) are puffed up with excitement over the long, drawn-out knockdown battle between Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama. -- They figure that whatever is bad for the Democrats is good for Republicans...
|Seattle Times Editorial
"Hate": Will B.C. tribunal know it when it sees it?
Canada, which has made "hate speech" against the law, now struggles to balance political correctness with freedom. -- We do not envy the Canadians. They have entrusted to their government a power Americans never would, and they follow it into foolishness.In the week of June 2, a body of bureaucrats called the British Columbia Human Rights Tribunal will call on the carpet author Mark Steyn...
|The Advocate & Democrat -- Monroe County, Tennessee
Illegal alien suspect named in rape of 92-year-old woman
It was a crime that “shook the community to its foundation” Tellico Plains Police Chief Bill Isbell said Saturday. The crime was March 5, when a 92-year-old woman was attacked in her South Babcock Street home. Isbell said the woman was viciously beaten, raped and left for dead... [More "family values"]
|Joe Guzzardi -- VDare.com
It's Official! Legal immigration is a bigger problem than illegal immigration!
Earlier this year while traveling through Ohio, I met Marlena, a young Russian woman who entered the U.S. on a temporary H-2B visa to work as a summer waitress at a swanky Shaker Heights country club. -- After a couple of years, and having maxed out on her allowable H-2B visa extensions, Marlena changed status to...
|San Diego Union-Tribune
More reasons to avoid crime-ridden Mexico
Tijuana, BC, Mex. -- The battle against organized crime brought Mexico's top federal law enforcement officials to Baja California yesterday, vowing new strategies and intensified efforts against kidnapping rings that have plagued the state in recent months...
|Lawrence (Kansas) Journal-World
Immigration issue isn't going away, legislators say
Legislators failed to pass any immigration bill this year, but it's an issue that's not going away anytime soon. -- The House and Senate each passed a bill viewed as a weakened version of what was introduced in each chamber. Negotiators reached agreement on a compromise but couldn't sell it to the House...
|Fort Worth Star Telegram
Supporters of invader crackdowns leading in Irving and Farmers Branch
Supporters of crackdowns against illegal immigration in Irving and Farmers Branch are leading in their races for political office. -- Farmers Branch City Councilman Tim O’Hare, 38, the champion of an effort to ban illegal immigrants from renting apartments in his city, is leading the mayoral race with 68 percent of the vote...
|Tom DeWeese -- News With Views
Fire Mary Peters
The Bush Administration has directly defied, not only the will and intent of Congress, but it is now openly ignoring legislation that the President himself signed into law. As a result a Constitutional crisis is rapidly developing over a project to let Mexican trucks on U.S. roads...
|Laredo (Texas) Morning Times
Execution; Former Nuevo Laredo councilman shot near his office
Nuevo Laredo, Tamps., Mex. -- A highly respected former city councilman was gunned down near his downtown office Thursday night, renewing concerns that violence may be returning to the Sister City. Rolando Montante, an engineer and owner of a construction company that often does business with...
|National Association of Former Border Patrol Officers
Latest news from south of the border
2,500 Chinese whose final destination was the United States entered Colombia between February and April of last year. The abnormal flow of allegedly invited visitors brought about an investigation which led to the thirty persons involved in this smuggling ring. The operatives had contacts on both Pacific and Atlantic coast ports...
|Orange County Register - Santa Ana, Calif.
Employment verification days are numbered
With the clock ticking on the life of a voluntary online system that helps employers make sure they are hiring legal workers, a House panel today heard from lawmakers, business owners and experts on what to do next. -- Few expect Congress to act this year on any comprehensive immigration proposal or on the enforcement-only measures...
|Orange County Register - Santa Ana, Calif.
Despite immigration debate, health center lease renewed
San Juan Capistrano, Calif. -- Mission Flats residents learned at Tuesday's city council meeting that their neighborhood health center will remain for at least two years, and some of them are unhappy. -- Calling themselves "Pro Patria America," a group of about 30 of the center's neighbors formed to protest the Community Health Enrichment Collaborative...
|Dallas Morning News
Another top police official slain in Mexico
Cd. Juarez, Chih., Mex. -- Hit men killed a top police official Saturday, capping a bloody week in this community on the Texas border and across the country. -- Juan Antonio Roman Garcia, second in command of the beleaguered police department here, was shot more than 50 times early Saturday as he parked outside his home...
|St. Charles Journal -- St. Peters, Missouri
Does illegal immigration lead to more crime?
Local police are taking on a greater role in helping federal immigration officials catch and deport people living in the country illegally, law enforcement officials say. -- But the question of how much undocumented immigrants contribute to St. Charles County's crime rate -- and what should be done about it...
|Hartford (Connecticut) Courant
Immigration attorney pleads guilty to document fraud
Jose del Castillo, a city immigration attorney and former chairman of the Hartford Redevelopment Agency, admitted in federal court Friday that he falsified federal documents to assist illegal immigrants along the path to legal residency. Del Castillo, 48, pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court to one count of federal document fraud...
|Palm Springs (Calif.) Desert Sun
Immigration detention bill OK'd
Local law enforcement agencies could be eligible for more federal money for the cost of detaining undocumented immigrants charged with a crime under a House-approved measure supported by Rep. Mary Bono Mack and other California lawmakers...