McCain -- President of the U.S. or the World?
Who Does He Want to Represent?
|ABC News -- June 29
Less Illegal Immigration, More Jobs?
...a study by Northeastern University's Center for Labor Market Studies in Boston attributes the "unprecedented" levels of legal, illegal, and temporary immigration as a factor underlying the "devastation" in the job scene for America's teens and young adults over the past seven years. That's especially the case for males with no schooling beyond high school and youths from low-income families. Summer seasonal jobs as a proportion of all jobs are at the lowest level now in the past 30 years.
Time Magazine -- June 30
McCain's Delicate Immigration Dance
After the defeat, McCain's public rhetoric on the issue changed significantly, even as his actual position only altered slightly. "I got the message," he told Republican crowds hundreds of times in the early voting states. "We will secure the borders first."
But in public comments, McCain often delivered a somewhat mixed message of his own.
|Fox News sc
Crackdown on Arizona illegals stirs national immigration debate
Sheriffs in Phoenix, Ariz., have launched an aggressive crackdown on illegal aliens as part of a growing movement by local officials to help prevent illegal immigration. -- Maricopa County sheriffs have instituted a zero tolerance policy knocking on doors and arresting those suspected of living in the country illegally...
|WRC-TV -- Washington, DC
45 arrested on immigration charges in Anne Arundel County
Annapolis, Md. -- Federal immigration officials have arrested 45 people in Anne Arundel County on illegal immigration charges. -- County police chief James Teare said search warrants were executed at an Annapolis painting business and 15 homes where employees lived early Monday...
||American Border Patrol
Photo of the day
Glenn Spencer flies the Border Hawk M along the border east of Naco, Arizona. Glenn will be flying the border from Fabens, Texas to the Pacific Ocean next week. Operation BEEF will report the truth.
Immigration raids often spare employers
Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents are staging dramatic raids across the country that routinely seize hundreds of undocumented workers at their jobs and leave their employers free to work another day. -- The appearance of separate justice that arose during federal authorities' surprise morning raid at Action Rags USA on Houston's east side fits a nationwide pattern.
|Georgie Anne Geyer - Dallas Morning News
Is "a Fidel Castro" in Mexico's future?
The Iraq story makes the papers about once a day, although ever more unenthusiastically for the American reader. Afghanistan edges into newsprint occasionally. But our own hemisphere? Or our important, long-suffering neighbor, Mexico? There the coverage is even worse...
|Florida Times-Union -- Jacksonville
Illegals mostly ignored in state
...Only nine governments or agencies in the state are using or have applied to use the Systematic Alien Verification for Entitlements program, known as SAVE, according to D.A. King, founder and president of the Marietta-based Dustin Inman Society, an anti-illegal immigration group. Six of those agencies were state departments.
McCain to discuss 'shared values' in Colombia, Mexico
...McCain's support of "comprehensive immigration reform" tighter border security combined with more temporary foreign workers has drawn scorn from some GOP conservatives who want illegal immigrants already in the USA to be deported. Rep. Tom Tancredo, R-Colo. said "comprehensive" is "code for amnesty."
|Honolulu Advertiser sc
Illegal aliens a 'great concern' in Hawai'i
City Council member Rod Tam's use of a racially charged term to describe undocumented workers in Hawai'i and recent arrests on O'ahu and Maui have put the spotlight on illegal workers, but the problem in Hawai'i is relatively small when compared with most Mainland states.
|Times of Wayne County -- Macedon, New York
Illegal aliens being given special treatment?
Some farmers won't admit it publicly, but things are changing. Years ago, Mexican migrant workers travelled the planting and harvest seasons across the country without much notice. Area farmers could rely on many of the same migrant workers returning to Wayne County and to the same farms year after year...
|Freedom Folks -- Chicago Video Included
Possible beheading in Florida... illegals involved
Hmmm, I don’t seem to recall this story hitting the newswires, how about you? -- I’m sure our betters were concerned that we wouldn’t have the proper reaction, namely more illegal immigration! More open borders! Yay!..
A different sort of Mexican cartel
Very interesting look at the problems of the Mexican oil industry over at Townhall. It’s not really their usual format not that there’s anything wrong with their usual format, they’ve got a top-notch stable of columnists over there, and it’s a daily stop for me but this is longer and wonkier than a lot of their usual writers...
Illegal alien-loving Colorado governor on "Meet the Press"
..."What would happen in Colorado if all the illegal immigrants in the state, the so-called undocumented workers, were forced to go back to Mexico?" Brokaw asked [Gov. Bill] Ritter. -- "We rely on foreign-born workers in the construction industry, the service industries and the agricultural industry," Ritter said...
Civil war crosses the border
The impending withdrawal of the National Guard from the US-Mexican border is a bit controversial. A number of US leaders (particularly state governors) think the Guard serves a useful purpose. The Guardsmen provide backup for the US Border Patrol...
|Arizona Daily Star -- Tucson
Suspects in quadruple slaying in California arrested at Douglas
Two men wanted in connection with killing four people including two children in Los Angeles County were taken in to custody Saturday at the Douglas Port of entry, an official said Monday. -- Jae Hwan Shim, 39, and Steve Kwon, 37, were being sought as persons of interests in the slaying of a NASA engineer, a woman, and a boy and a girl...
||The Terry Anderson Show
Listen to last night's show online
Click the headline (opens new window) to hear an encore of Terry's show with Jason Chaffetz, the Utahn who finally unseated open-borders RINO Rep. Chris Cannon. -- Terry also talks about Obama's and McCain's plans for amnesty as they politic & pander to Hispanics, etc.
|El Paso Times
13 killed in Juárez as violence continues
Thirteen people were killed in Juárez during the weekend, including four men who were found shot multiple times in a home, officials said. -- The four victims were found in different rooms of a home near Diamante and Pehblenda streets at 4:30 p.m. Saturday...
Barack Obama's Muslim childhood
As Barack Obama's candidacy comes under increasing scrutiny, his account of his religious upbringing deserves careful attention for what it tells us about the candidate's integrity. -- Obama asserted in December, "I've always been a Christian," and he has adamantly denied ever having been a Muslim...
|Thunder Pig Blog
Video of Mexican Consulate protest in Hendersonville, NC
Citizens in western North Carolina came together yesterday and protested the Mexican Consulate issuing Identification to 400 or so Mexicans [June 28] in Hendersonville, North Carolina. -- The videographer was Richard Bernier who has a public access show called Sound Off Buncombe on URTV.
|Charleston (South Carolina) Post & Courier
Health care a 'complicated' issue for illegal aliens
...Russ Henderson, a U.S. citizen and retired military man, lives in neighboring Ladson and is outspoken on the issue. "Every time an illegal uses services the American people pay for, they are stealing," he said. "Go back and let your government take care of you."
|National Association of Former Border Patrol Officers
Meddling Mexicans: Fortify Mexican identity in the U.S.
...Mexican legislators asked that programs for those segments of the population should increase to furnish them legal, medical and educational assistance as well as recreational and cultural activities "that may fortify their identities as Mexicans." [More Mexican meddling]
Counties feel impact of Hispanic "immigrants"
Workers at the health department for Illinois' Bureau and Putnam counties don't need to look at a schedule to see whether the bilingual dentist is on duty. -- "We tease around here that it's Spanish day because that's all we hear in the hallway," says Diana Rawlings, public health administrator for the two counties.
|McAllen (Texas) Monitor
Pharr man found tortured, shot dead in Reynosa
A local resident was found wrapped, tortured and shot execution-style in Reynosa on Friday, according to a Mexican news report released Sunday. -- Ramiro Torres Hernández, 24, - a manager of a Burger King in McAllen - was found inside an abandoned vehicle's trunk in a rural field heading toward Rio Bravo in Ejido El Porvenir, El Universal wire service reported.
|Arizona Republic -- Phoenix
Lawmen Arpaio, Gascón a study in contrasts
Outside of Phoenix Mayor Phil Gordon, few Valley officials have clashed more with Sheriff Joe Arpaio on illegal-immigration enforcement than Mesa Police Chief George Gascón. -- The two have publicly criticized each other's approaches, and their clash played out last week in Mesa, where Arpaio dispatched his deputies...
|Dallas Morning News
Food safety inspectors struggle with swelling volume of imports
Laredo -- Day after day, Mexican trucks line up as far as the eye can see for entry to the U.S. at the World Trade Bridge, carrying everything from raw tomatoes, broccoli and fresh basil to frozen seafood. They also bring in salmonella, listeria, restricted pesticides and other food poisons...