Freedom of Speech Attacked
Reconquistas Seek to Silence Americans
|Lou Dobbs Tonight -- CNN -- May 21
Sylvester: Members of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus took aim at this broadcast, "The Glenn Beck Show" on Headline News and FOX News' "O'Reilly Factor" over how they cover illegal immigration.
Baca: It only creates fear, hatred and negative stereotyping of immigrants. Dobbs is most guilty of the reckless irresponsible journalism.
Sylvester: The Caucus cites a new report from a group called Media Matters, which describes itself as a progressive research center that quote, "documents conservative misinformation". Among the charges, the report says these shows are fueling hatred and point to coverage of crimes involving illegal aliens and the cost of illegal immigration to U.S. taxpayers.
Paul Waldman, Media Matters: Overall, immigrants pay more in taxes than they get in social services. But you won't hear that from these cable hosts.
Sylvester: But a 2004 study by the Center for Immigration Studies, which favors immigration restrictions, says just the opposite. That illegal households cost the federal government $10 million more than they paid in taxes in 2002. On the question of stereotyping, a Hispanic group that opposes illegal immigration disagrees saying elected officials are trying to shut down the debate over fixing the systems.
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|International Herald Tribune (France) sc
Berlusconi unveils anti-crime measures for Italy
Emerging from his first cabinet meeting as Italy's new prime minister, Silvio Berlusconi on Wednesday presented a series of forceful measures - from new restrictions on immigrants to a military-style strategy to tackle a longstanding garbage crisis in Naples - that presaged a direct, no-nonsense style of leadership...
Tuition aid to illegal aliens falters
Governor Deval Patrick has decided against taking action to allow illegal [aliens] to pay resident tuition and fees at state colleges and universities this fall, an administration official said yesterday, crushing advocates who were counting on the governor to deliver on a pledge to support the students...
|The Hill -- Washington, DC
Illegals haunt McCain
Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Sen. John McCain (Ariz.) is backing the renewal of a $250 million-a-year program that will pay illegal [aliens'] hospital bills. -- The very idea that McCain is again supporting a program that some view as rewarding illegal [aliens] is certain to attract attention...
|Devvy Kidd - News With Views -- Merlin, Oregon
It is treason and who will stop it?
...Much as been written about the North American Union and the SPP over the past several years. Exposing this treason has to some degree caused a back step or two by the planners, but the destroyers march on because the American people are blind to the evil standing right at their door step. The OAS needs to be exposed...
|Federation for American Immigration Reform
Senate leadership removes Mikulski H-2B amendment!
FAIR has received confirmation from Senate Republican Leadership that the Mikulski H-2B Amendment was been stripped from the Iraq War Funding Bill on the Senate floor this afternoon. Thanks to all our members, activists, and friends who called - and kept calling - until our voices were heard!
|Santa Cruz (Calif.) Sentinel
ICE rounds up 25 illegals in area with criminal violations
Watsonville, Calif. -- Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents arrested 25 illegal immigrants throughout the Bay Area Tuesday night and Wednesday morning, including five in Watsonville and two in Capitola, an ICE spokeswoman reported Wednesday...
|KNXV-TV -- Phoenix
AZ DOC officer, 5 others busted for meth operation
The Maricopa County Sheriff's Office has arrested six members of a family, including an Arizona Department of Corrections officer, following a methamphetamine bust in west Phoenix. -- On Tuesday, officials followed a vehicle they had under surveillance near 83rd Avenue and Indian School Road...
|WPTV -- West Palm Beach
Hit and run driver tears apart family
Greenacres, Fla. -- It took only a matter of minutes during which time a dozen 9-1-1 calls poured in. -- Witnesses were everywhere along Haverhill Road which closed for hours Tuesday evening. -- "You could ask anybody, knock on anybody's door, they'll tell you she's a good kid, you'll never find a good daughter like her," says Mary Tacoma...
|Syracuse (New York) News-Standard
Feds arrest 16 in raid Wayne County migrant camp
Federal immigration agents raided a migrant camp in Savannah in Wayne County on Wednesday morning, taking into custody 16 of the 17 workers living there. The 16 taken into custody - 11 men and five women - were transported to the immigration detention center in Batavia. Their cases will be evaluated individually...
|Jerome R. Corsi -- WorldNetDaily.com
Stripping amnesty from Iraq plan 'right thing'
Democratic leaders in the U.S. Senate have stripped 100 pages of controversial immigration provisions added as amendments to the supplemental Iraq war funding bill after a flood of e-mails and phone calls organized by amnesty opponents....
|KNX News Radio -- Los Angeles
Vehement Mexican Reconquista Fabian Nunez whines "racism"
LA politician Fabian Nunez suggests his race was behind criticism that he spent a lot of money taking trips and buying expensive things. -- "Because of the fact I am Mexican," said Nunez, "they think I have to sleep under a cactus and eat from taco stands." --- Hector Barajas of the GOP state party calls Nunez's racial comments disgraceful and disheartening.
SW Utah county adds immigrant-labor rule
St. George -- Contractors who do business with Washington County must ensure that employees are eligible to work in the United States. -- There was applause this week when commissioners approved a resolution that says public money going to illegal [aliens] hurts legal residents.
|Cybercast News Service
Dems against 'anti-immigrant media' unaware of border violence alert
Three Democratic lawmakers who spoke at a briefing Wednesday about alleged anti-immigrant media coverage were not aware of a recent State Department travel alert warning Americans about military-like "combat" along the southern U.S. border in Mexico and that Americans are being kidnapped and murdered there...
|Border Fire Report
Tancredo criticizes misleading immigration detention story
U.S. Rep. Tom Tancredo (R-Littleton) today criticized a recent 60 Minutes program Tom Tancredo for misrepresenting the facts surrounding the detention of illegal [aliens] before deportation in facilities ran by the Immigration and Customs Enforcement Agency (ICE). The program, jointly investigated by CBS...
|Walter Moore for Mayor of Los Angeles
City requires Spanish version of Jamiel's Law petition
Get this: before we can start circulating the Jamiel's Law petition initiative for signatures, we must translate it into Spanish. I got the official notification yesterday. -- Can you imagine that kind of thing happening anywhere else in the world? Do you think the Russians require election materials be printed in Chinese?
|John A. Ward -- Arizona Daily Star -- Tucson
Raza studies gives rise to racial hostility
...The Raza studies department has powerful allies in TUSD, on its governing board and in the U.S. House of Representatives and thus operates with much impunity. -- Occasionally there are minor irritations from the state superintendent of public instruction and the Legislature.
|East Valley Tribune -- Phoenix
Guadalupe wants Arpaio out
Guadalupe should act quickly to replace the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office, the town's police force for two decades, a residents' committee recommends. In a report released Wednesday night, the Guadalupe Public Safety Committee described sheriff's deputies as disinterested in protecting the tiny town and its mostly Hispanic population. [Related story] [Video courtesy of Lone Wolf]
|Laguna Journal -- Laguna Beach, Calif.
Mexican authorities covering up shootings of Americans
Rosarito Beach, BC, Mex. -- Mexican authorities say they are investigating a shooting of a U.S. Marine early yesterday morning in which Mexican marines shot and wounded Pfc. Joshua Kendall Monnet who they say was driving a vehicle near a checkpoint... [Related video and slide show courtesy of 'Lone Wolf"]
|Joe Guzzardi -- VDare.com
Feinstein's failed amnesty scheme had a bodyguard of lies
Mindful of the timeless advice our mothers gave us, that if you can’t say something nice, don’t say anything at all, I have this comment about California Senator Dianne Feinstein: "She’s great for my job security!" -- After considering Feinstein for several hours (a profoundly unpleasant task), that’s the best I can come up with...
|San Jose Mercury News
ICE rounds up 25 illegals in area with criminal violations
Watsonville, Calif. -- Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents arrested 25 illegal [aliens] throughout the Bay Area Tuesday night and Wednesday morning, including five in Watsonville and two in Capitola, an ICE spokeswoman reported Wednesday...
|National Association of Former Border Patrol Officers
Latest news from south of the border
Mexico had 34 execution deaths on Tuesday, the most violent episode caused by narcotraffic in 2008. The states of Chihuahua and Sinaloa accounted for 14 executions, while Tamaulipas and Guerrero had two. The nine homicides in Chihuahua brought that state to just five short of 400, all caused by organized crime....
|Hilton Head Island (South Carolina) Packet
Teen critically injured in crash involving Guatemalan national
Josh George had just dropped off his girlfriend and two classmates at their homes early Sunday morning when an allegedly drunken driver ran a red light and slammed into the side of his Toyota pickup, close friends say. -- The 17-year-old junior at Bluffton High School was headed home after prom festivities....