Monday, May 26, 2008
OK is Now OK Again
Citizens Save A State
|Tulsa Beacon -- May 15
Sensible immigration laws
Hundreds of illegal aliens have left Oklahoma and gone to other states or back to their country of origin.
That's what should have happen. It's a shame that state legislators have to pass laws that mirror federal laws because the Bush Administration won't enforce our national boundaries.
As a result of HB 1804, Oklahoma has the lowest unemployment rate in the nation. The argument that illegals are doing work that Americans won't do is being proven wrong in Oklahoma.
Americans won't do jobs when they are paid slave wages under unbearable conditions but they will mow lawns, work at fast-food restaurants and roof houses.
While the liberal media (see Tulsa World) keeps cranking out sob stories about parents who came here illegally and have now been forced to return to their home country, the immigrants who came here legally and kept the rules can hold their heads high. Which is the better lesson for the children of immigrants breaking the law or working hard to keep the rules?
|Access North Georgia
Report: Illegals still registering cars in Fulton Co.
A year-old state law is making it difficult for illegal [aliens] to register cars in most of Georgia, but not in Fulton County, according to a report in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. -- The newspaper says illegal immigrants can still get a car tag in Fulton despite the law that tightened access to tags.
|Charlotte News & Observer
Unable to talk, walk 2 years after crash
Scott and Tina Gardner were headed to the beach with their two young children in July 2005 when a drunken driver slammed into their car. Scott, a Mount Holly teacher, was killed. Tina was critically injured. And the two children escaped with minor injuries. The case sparked national outrage when it was learned the driver was an illegal [alien] arrested five times in five years for impaired driving.
|Frontera NorteSur -- New Mexico State University -- Las Cruces
Bad Moon Rising: The crisis in Ciudad Juarez
Known for its irreverent tone and sarcastic headlines, Ciudad Juarez’s Lapolaka.com news service summed up the mood in the border city: "Ciudad Juarez is out of control, and it is entering into a stage of collective hysteria and war this Friday." The Internet news site was, of course, referring to a still-mysterious and widely-distributed e-mail...
Local police, prosecutors don't worry whether suspects are illegals
When convicted murderer Juan Dedios Burboa was sentenced Monday to life in prison without the possibility of parole, the residents of California were sentenced, too, in a way. -- The 29-year-old is a Mexican national, yet the entirety of his prison sentence some 40 years if he lives to age 70 will be served out in California prisons at the expense of California taxpayers.
|Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison -- El Paso Times
Mexico violence must not spill over
As violence associated with narcotrafficking and warring drug cartels escalates in Mexico, we must cooperatively work with our southern neighbor to prevent the problem from spilling into the U.S. -- Many Americans are unaware of the violent street war that brazen drug lords are waging against Mexican authorities...
|El Paso Times
Texas Attorney General calls for illegal alien amnesty
Partisan rhetoric about [illegal aliens] must stop, and Congress needs to reform the immigration system so that Texas can prosper economically, Republican Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst said Friday. -- Speaking at a border technology and trade conference, Dewhurst said immigration reforms must allow workers to come to the US legally.
|East Valley Tribune -- Phoenix
Guadalupe needs to name a decider on police
Guadalupe needs to decide who will serve as its police force. But first, the town needs to settle which of its leaders gets to make that decision. -- Guadalupe's Town Council had been scheduled to consider stripping Mayor Rebecca Jimenez and Vice Mayor Roy Perez of their titles during a meeting Wednesday night...
|Richard F. LaMountain -- Portland Oregonian
Illegal immigration and crime
Petitions are circulating to put the Respect for the Law Act onto Oregon's November ballot. If passed, the act will repeal the portion of state law that purports to forbid police and sheriffs from "detecting or apprehending persons whose only violation of law is that they are persons of foreign citizenship present in the United States" illegally...
|Roger Hedgecock -- WorldNetDaily.com
New Mexican 'revolución' crosses border, infects U.S.
There's a growing revolution in Mexico that pits the emerging smuggling-based illegal economy built by wealthy cartels, against the traditional, oil and tourist-based economy, the army and privileged classes of old Mexico. This revolution threatens the national security of the United States but is a non-event in the U.S. press and unknown to most Americans.
|Brenda Walker -- VDare.com
Meltdown in Ciudad Juarez
Bad is going to worse in Mexico border towns. When police chiefs flee to the USA for asylum and cartels can mass murder at will, it’s anarchy. AKA, a failed state. -- In Ciudad Juarez, at least 14 people were murdered in 24 hours, following a terrorizing threat that the weekend would be the bloodiest one in memory...
|National Association of Former Border Patrol Officers
Latest news from south of the border
Mex. immigration officials detained 66 illegals (sic) found stuffed in a truck at a highway inspection checkpoint on the Escarcega-Villahermosa highway, in Chiapas. (Mexico's southernmost state.) All 66 were Hondurans (25 women, 3 minors, 37 men; plus the driver, also an illegal Honduran)....
Task force aims to tighten flow of smuggling money
Mesa, Az. -- A truck loaded with 10 illegal [aliens] is worth about $25,000 to a human smuggling organization. A successful operation can move three or four truckloads of immigrants from the Mexican border to metro Phoenix every day...
|Rochester (New York) Democrat and Chronicle
Lawmakers want local police to help regulate illegals
An assemblyman from Putnam County is trying to build support for a bill that would allow local police to get more involved in deporting illegal aliens, but some state officials and groups said the legislation is not needed. -- Assemblyman Greg Ball said illegal [aliens] who run afoul of the law might slip through the cracks...
|Mike Cutler -- Borderfire Report
Immigration fraud is often overlooked by the politicians
...Immigration fraud is often overlooked by the politicians. In fact, I cannot think of a single candidate for the Presidency who is willing to discuss immigration fraud. Indeed, there are precious few members of the United States Senate or the House of Representatives who are willing to discuss immigration fraud....