Bishop Calls on U.S. To Open Border to the World
Barrier "a blow to freedom"
|M3 Report -- August 29
The auxiliary bishop of the Ciudad Juarez diocese, Jose Guadalupe Torres, criticized the construction of the border fence currently taking place in El Paso and said that it is reprehensible that American officials are building a barrier that divides both countries. He added that this represents a blow to freedom, besides that "it goes against human rights, of free transit, of seeking roads to the well being for all, I believe that building a fence is not the solution (because) all it does is increase the danger for all persons who wish to improve themselves."
He indicated that despite the barriers which the American officials might install, the migrants will continue to enter that country even though their lives might be at greater risk. He added: "The migrants have said that even if they put in "a thousand vigilance (sic), install radars and the Minutemen continue, they will go on risking their life as long as they can reach "the American dream."
Quote of Note: "The Church cannot and must not take upon herself the political battle to bring about the most just society possible." -- Benedictus XVI -- Joseph Ratzinger
|Jackson (Mississippi) Clarion Ledger sc
Tension grows in wake of illegal alien round-up
Laurel, Miss. -- Tensions had been building in this small southeast Mississippi town even before the immigration raid at the city's largest employer. -- Feelings in the wake of Monday's raid now range from fear to anger to sympathy. And some residents are simply trying to move on...
|Chattanooga (Tennessee) Times Free Press
Immigration in reverse
José Gómez is seeing fewer people in his gym in Dalton, Ga. Not because folks aren’t as interested in staying healthy, he says, but because they’re interested in staying out of jail. -- New immigration laws in Georgia among the toughest in the nation are scaring families with illegal [aliens] out of the state, he says.
|KMPH-TV -- Fresno, Calif.
Illegals closer to getting driver's licenses in California
A California bill that would allow [illegal aliens] to get drivers licenses is one step closer to becoming a state law. -- State senate bill 60 passed through the assembly Friday. -- If the bill becomes law, legislators say the estimated 2.2 million [illegal aliens] in California will apply for one, an idea that's creating a lot of controversy.
|WLUC-TV -- Marquette, Michigan
Mexican illegal aliens busted
Marquette Twp., Mich. -- Seven illegal workers were taken into custody Saturday morning at around 7:15 and turned over to Immigration and Customs Enforcement in Sault Ste. Marie for deportation. -- A trooper from the Negaunee State Police Post arrested seven male Mexican nationals...
Some Mexicans attending U. S. schools illegally
...They provide fake addresses to enroll at public schools or - like Martinez - enter the country illegally in hopes of staying the whole school year. -- While cities in the interior United States have only begun to seriously address this increasing immigrant population at their schools, this daily migration has been a way of life in the Valley for decades.
|Frank Miele -- DailyInterLake -- Kalispell, Montana
Bush, Barack, Big Mac: recipe for disaster...?
...As for Mexico, who knows what to expect? Anything is possible from the Bush administration, up to and including ceding the Gadsden Strip back to our southern neighbor (adios, Tucson!) as a sign of our enduring regret over America’s heavy-handed 19th century applications of Manifest Destiny...
Gang enforcers add deportation orders to arsenal of deterrents
In California, Central San Joaquin Valley gang enforcers are using a new weapon: deportation orders. -- Officials say the tactic already is a success. Nearly three dozen gang members who were in the U.S. illegally have been sent back to their home countries since the program's first arrests in February...
Search warrant executed Friday at Agriprocessors
The Iowa attorney general's office says investigators have executed a search warrant at the Agriprocessors Inc. plant in Postville, which was the site of a huge immigration raid in May. -- The attorney general's office said in a short statement that no one was arrested Friday when the northeast Iowa plant was searched...
Feds raid 7 fast-food restaurants
Immigration authorities have targeted seven Burger King restaurants in New Castle County for routinely hiring [illegal aliens], according to a federal search warrant unsealed this week. -- The search warrant, signed Aug. 8, indicates a magistrate judge found probable cause "for evidence of violations of immigration laws by illegal aliens"...
|Arizona Republic -- Phoenix sc
Foreclosed homes are drophouse favorites
That empty foreclosed home down the street today could be tomorrow's drophouse. -- The largest concentrations of Valley drophouses are in the same west Phoenix and Mesa neighborhoods that have the largest share of foreclosures, a comparison of drophouse and foreclosure data shows...
|Jake Tapper -- ABC News
McCain camp denies Palin was a Buchanan Brigade member
A meme is developing out there among liberals that Gov. Sarah Palin was a supporter of Pat Buchanan in the 1990s, a charge that the McCain-Palin campaign strongly denies. -- The evidence is the following, as first noticed by "The Nation": in an Associated Press story from July 17, 1999, titled, "Buchanan takes conservative message to Fairbanks."
|Reading (Pennsylvania) Eagle
Tensions escalate at anti-illegal immigration rally
State police stood between anti-illegal immigration demonstrators in Shenandoah and women carrying a Mexican flag as the groups argued Saturday. -- Tension escalated after Crystal A. Dillman, the fiancee of an illegal Mexican [alien] slain the borough in July, and the women walked into the rally carrying a Mexican flag...
|Chattanooga (Tennessee) Times Free Press
Georgia: Identifying illegal aliens
Dalton, Ga. -- Whitfield County jailers using federal records have since Aug. 1 found 34 possibly illegal [aliens] who may be subject to deportation. -- “Our officers now have the ability to hold someone at the jail and basically start the deportation process,” Whitfield County Sheriff Scott Chitwood said...
|Naples (Florida) News
Plumber working at jail an illegal alien, deputies say
A 45-year-old plumber sent by his employer to work at the Collier County jail Thursday morning was arrested after authorities determined his driver license and Mexican identification card were bogus. -- Armando Celis-Juarez was charged with possession of a fake ID and possession of a fake driver license, both felonies.