Business Lobbyists Struggle to Keep Slave Labor
|Lou Dobbs Tonight -- CNN -- August 18
Dobbs: ...President Bush has this year ordered federal contractors to verify the legal status of their employees using the federal E-Verify system. It's a proven success. It requires employers simply enter a Social Security number on the part of a perspective employee to find out whether or not he or she is legally in this country. And by the way, it's 99.5 percent effective and that's driving a lot of people crazy including the U.S. Chamber of Commerce apparently.
Lisa Sylvester: In a matter of seconds, companies can confirm if a perspective job applicant is legally allowed to work in the United States. The Bush administration wants all federal contractors and subcontracts to use the program known as E-Verify. But big business is pushing back.
Dan Stein, FAIR: In this case we're talking about real jeopardy to national security if federal contractors are not required to use all the tools available to make sure the people working on their job sites have the right to work in the United States.
Sylvester: And the Department of Homeland Security balks at the notion that the program will cost $10 billion. Quote, "The Chamber's assertion that E-Verify will cost billions is nonsensical. E-Verify is free, takes seconds and it saves employers money by doing their due diligence on the front end." Stein says the Chamber of Commerce is fiercely opposing E-Verify because it works.
Stein: We finally have a program that is taking this country on track toward actually starting to solve or cut off the magnet that attracts illegal immigrants here. And what's the Chamber trying to do -- stall, stall, stall, delay, delay, delay.
|Raleigh (North Carolina) News and Observer
Illegal alien crackdown may threaten America's health, some say
Doctors say a growing fervor over illegal immigration may scare illegal [aliens] away from seeking health care and create a public health threat. -- A recent case in Alamance County, N.C. -- in which medical records may have been used to help prosecute a library worker who was in the country illegally...
Task force arrests 6 suspected human smugglers
A task force made up of Department of Public Safety, federal immigration and Phoenix police have arrested six suspected human smugglers. -- Detectives from the Illegal Immigration Prevention and Apprehension Co-op Team or IIMPACT also rescued 15 [illegal aliens].
||Californians for Population Stabilization
California Senate poised to ban E-Verify in state!
The most important action we can take to stop the deluge of illegal immigration is to eliminate the jobs that attract and support illegal aliens. The expansion of the federal E-Verify system is a valuable tool in this effort...
|Austin (Minnesota) Post-Bulletin sc
Debate on illegal immigration grows larger
A group that blames Austin's Welcome Center for much of the city's economic and crime issues is gaining attention as more people on both sides of the immigration debate begin to speak out. -- More than 100 people and some local politicians on Monday attended an open forum sponsored by the Minnesota Coalition for Immigration Reduction...
Hispanic fertility drives U.S. population growth
If it weren't for Hispanic births, the U.S. could be confronting long-term population declines similar to those in Germany, Japan and other industrialized countries. -- Hispanics are the only ethnic group now producing more than two children per family, according to a Census Bureau report released Monday...
|Benton County (Arkansas) Daily Record
Anti-illegal-immigration rally held
Rogers -- Jeannie Bulsworth, the founder and chairwoman of the antiillegal-immigration group Secure Arkansas, described Monday night the problems illegals are making in America. --- Bulsworth did not mince words. -- "I think we are being targeted by the Mexican government," she said after noting the programs for illegal [aliens] that have been passed by the American government... [Related item with comments by LULAC spokeshole]
Hussein Obama's Reconquista 101
Speaking at a high school in New Mexico, Barack Obama was asked about immigration and, according to this liveblog of the event, said: ..."There are some families who have been here for 4 or 500 years. They didn't cross the border, the border crossed them." [Hussein Obama then continues with more ridiculous drivel.]
|WRAL-TV -- Raleigh
Alamance County residents spar over illegal immigration
Graham, NC -- Tempers flared Monday evening before the Alamance County Board of Commissioners over illegal immigration. Some people say that enforcing the law is tearing families apart, while others say law enforcement officers are just doing their jobs...
|KATU-TV -- Portland, Oregon
Day labor center protestor convicted of disorderly conduct
A man charged with blocking the entrance to Portland's new day labor center in a one-man protest was convicted Monday of disorderly conduct. -- Tom Wenning wanted his day in court to make a point that the city of Portland is subsidizing illegal activity with its day labor center...
|Arizona Daily Star -- Tucson
'Virtual fence' work is halted
Work on "virtual fences" planned for Arizona's stretch of the U.S.-Mexican border has been brought to a halt. -- The Interior Department has not granted the Homeland Security Department permission to use the land for constructing the surveillance towers that form the backbone of the virtual fences, said Barry Morrissey...
|San Jose Mercury News
California leads nation in "immigrant" births
A new and more nuanced national report about fertility shows a significantly higher share of babies are born to immigrants in California than in any other state, even as a lower-than-average share of the state's births are to poor women and women on welfare... [See Cal Meltdown Watch]
|Hartford (Connecticut) Courant
Perez signs immigration rule
Hartford Mayor Eddie A. Perez signed an ordinance Monday that stops police from arresting or detaining anyone solely because of their immigration status. -- The ordinance, passed last week by the city council, also prohibits other city employees from asking anyone seeking services about their immigration status...
||Walter Moore, Candidate For Mayor of Los Angeles
Dump the Mexican Reconquista L. A. mayor
Los Angeles can and should be the envy of the world. Instead, our city is a mess, and it gets worse each month. We can't afford four more years of a mayor who spends all his time running for the next office, staging photo-ops and going on out- of- town trips. We need a competent, full-time working mayor...
|Arizona Daily Star -- Tucson
Border agents catch 62 illegals near Naco
U.S. Border Patrol agents working near Naco have caught a large group of illegal [aliens]. -- Agents were patrolling west of the port of entry at Naco on Saturday when they discovered a series of footprints. That led them to believe that a group comprised of a large number of people had crossed into the country from Mexico.
|National Association of Former Border Patrol Officers
Latest news from south of the border
A radio station in Chiquimula, Guatemala, is airing this ad: "We offer trips to the north, in quality buses, and it is only necessary to walk one hour at the border with Mexico. We take you only if you have relatives in the U.S., but we guarantee your arrival. The people traffickers then "shamelessly" furnish their phone number...
Time served, fees for 7 in identity theft case
Seven of 11 former Panda Express employees charged with criminal impersonation were sentenced Monday by Superior Court Judge Frank Dawley to time served in jail, $400 in attorney fees and a $25 indigent fee. -- Eight pleaded guilty, admitting they used fake Social Security cards to help them gain employment at a Tucson restaurant. [Mexican Reconquista zealot Isabel Garcia claims this case is a waste of taxpayer funds. Also note Garcia's outrageous rantings in this related article.]
30 dead in worst weekend of Mexico violence this year
Cd. Juarez, Chih., Mex. -- More than 30 people died in the worst weekend of violence this year in the northern Mexico state of Chihuahua, the scene of daily drug gang turf wars, police said Monday. -- Heavily-armed assassins killed nine people in separate incidents late Sunday in the border town of Ciudad Juarez...
|Walter Moore, Candidate For Mayor of Los Angeles
Jamiel's Law: ACLU, where are you?
Villaraigosa and the City Council won't let our police protect you and your family from illegal alien gang bangers, but apparently have no qualms about deploying the police, in significant numbers, with air support, to "protect" you from the Shaw Family's effort to get your signature on the petition to put Jamiel's Law on the ballot...