Erasing Our Nation
Sacrificed on the Altar Of Globalism?
|Lou Dobbs Tonight -- CNN -- July 4
Prof. Jim Ceaser, U of Va.: There's apprehension, too, about the debt of current division with 80 percent of Americans registering concern about the amount of division between ethnic and cultural groups in the United States.
Tucker: Sixty three percent of Americans believe our identity is weakening. Twenty four percent believe we're so divided that a common identity not possible. The report lays the blame on our failure to teach and understand our own history, noting America is not a nation founded on a common ethnicity but an idea. And ideas must be actively carried forward noting, "Knowing what America stands for is not a genetic inheritance. It must be learned both by the next generation and by those who come to this country."
To nurture and develop our sense of ourselves as Americans, the report makes a series of recommendations, because as the study's authors make clear, many Americans are historically illiterate pointing in one example to a question to a survey of fifth graders.
James Rees, Exec Dir., Mount Vernon: Only seven of 100 could explain why the date of July 4, 1776 is a significant one.
Tucker: The loss of our identity is not merely an academic issue, note the authors, national identity, citizenship is the seat of governance. And we seem to be a nation torn between nationality and globalization.
|Austin American-Statesman sc
Critics say workers bear brunt of crackdowns
..."It's clear the strategy is to go after immigrant workers, round up hundreds in SWAT-team like raids, and prosecute them for criminal violations like working under false papers and having them deported," said Lynn Tramonte, policy director for America's Voice [the group headed up by notorious pro-invasion liar Frank Sharry].
|San Francisco Chronicle
Insanity: Illegal alien sanctuary laws seen as 'practical'
San Francisco's 1989 sanctuary law grew out of the religious-based sanctuary movement through which churches across the country offered a safe haven to Central Americans who fled civil war and political persecution but were unable to gain asylum in the United States...
US Jewish groups call for "immigration reform" in wake of raid
The immigration raid at Agriprocessors' kosher meat-packing plant in Postville, Iowa, in May in which 389 workers were arrested highlights the need for major immigration reform and for employers of illegal immigrants to be held accountable, Jewish leaders said at a press conference last week organized by the America's Voice organization...
Illegal aliens' last stop
Tucked away in a landscaped corporate park in north Houston, a sprawling complex is barely noticeable to the public. But it's a well-known stop, a sort of symbolic exit door out of America, for about 1,500 illegal [aliens] who come through this busy detention facility every month...
|National Association of Former Border Patrol Officers
Mexico's organized crime death rate sets new records, other news
Mexico’s organized crime death tally has now gone over 2,000 for this year. In comparison, the first semester of 2005 reached 677; in 2006 it was 1,003 in the same period ; and in 2007 the number was 1,410. The first six months of this year reached 1,935 executions...
|Allan Wall -- VDare.com
McCain visits Mexico
GOP candidate John McCain was down here in Mexico this past week. McCain didn’t visit me, and it’s a pity. I could have pointed out a few things to him. Nor did McCain come to Mexico to visit, sympathize with, and to stir up the Gringo Community in Mexico, as a Mexican politician would do with the Mexican Community in the United States.
|The Monitor -- McAllen, Texas
Options running out for opponent of border fence
Brownsville -- The federal government sued one of the border fence's most stalwart opponents this week, marking another milestone in her nearly yearlong fight to keep the barrier at bay. -- The land condemnation lawsuit claims 0.26 acres of Eloisa Tamez's land in El Calaboz, part of a larger tract that has been in her family since 1767.
|Lafayette (Indiana) Journal and Courier
Immigration unease growing
...The Pew Hispanic Center, a nonpartisan research group in Washington, D.C., estimates that as of 2006 there were 11.5 million [illegal aliens.... criminals] in the United States, of which 82 percent hailed from Latin America. -- If those estimates are accurate, it means that 21 percent of the country's 44.5 million Hispanic residents -- more than one in five -- are in the country illegally and risk deportation.
|Natural News -- Phoenix
Insightful Texans stall the NAFTA Superhighway
Texans may well be handing the rest of America a blueprint for fighting big government. The people of Texas have finally found a way to halt the progress of the government in stripping them of their homes, businesses and property to build the Trans Texas Corridor (TTC), a critical link in the NAFTA Superhighway. By utilizing a little known state law....
|KXMB-TV -- Bismarck, North Dakota
Judge sets bail for Fargo rape suspect
A judge has set bail at $100,000 for a Ghana citizen accused of raping a woman in Fargo. -- Twenty-seven-year-old Emmanuel Addai was arrested by U.S. Border Patrol agents in Grand Forks, after a warrant was issued for him. The agency says there is no indication that Addai tried to leave the country... [More "family values"]
|Greenville (South Carolina) News
Immigration agency catching more returning illegals
South Carolina politicians have long complained that some illegal [aliens] have viewed the nation's borders as a revolving door, that deportation is only a temporary setback. -- Barbara Gonzalez, a regional spokeswoman for the federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency, said her agency works hard to catch those who return...
||Glenn Spencer -- American Border Patrol
False victory at the border
About our border security The New York Times says: "Billions of dollars since the 1980s in fencing, razor wire, electronic sensors and vehicle barriers." -- Billions of dollars?...
|New York Times
U.S. firms fight laws on illegal aliens
Under pressure from the toughest crackdown on illegal immigration in two decades, employers across the country are fighting back in state legislatures, the federal courts and city halls. -- Business groups have resisted measures that would revoke the licenses of employers of illegal [aliens].
Inspectors to halt import of some food from Mexico
Starting Monday, health inspectors will halt the shipment of ingredients common to Mexican cuisine from Mexico to the United States, sources familiar with the salmonella poisoning investigation said. -- The inquiry, which initially focused solely on tomatoes, has expanded to include cilantro, jalapeño peppers...
||American Border Patrol
Photo of the day
Young lady contemplates the American flag as she places them on the border fence on the American Border Patrol ranch in southeastern Arizona....
|Des Moines Register
Jail time after raid a surprise
Critics and supporters of this spring's Postville immigration raid agree on one thing: It's surprising that 304 immigrants are serving jail sentences instead of being deported immediately. -- Most of the immigrants arrested at the Agriprocessors plant were sentenced to spend five months in jail before being sent home.