Monday, September 1, 2008
|Joel Himelfarb -- Family Security Matters sc
Sarah Palin: A bold choice
To be quite honest, I find myself somewhat torn about John McCain's selection of Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin to be his running mate. Her lack of a public record (at least through Saturday, when this was written) on the major foreign policy challenges facing the country is troubling...
|El Paso Times
Border-fence protesters plea for unity
Sunland Park, NM -- The four-day, 60-mile trek by protesters of the fence being built along the U.S.-Mexico border concluded Sunday afternoon with calls for peace, unity and stronger opposition to the border barrier. -- "For us, the march has not ended," Carlos Marentes, director of Centro de Trabajadores Agricolas Fronterizos...
US man dies in Mexican jail; officers investigated
Cabo San Lucas, BCS, Mex. -- Six Mexican officers have been placed under house arrest on suspicion of homicide after an American man died while in police custody in the resort city of San Jose del Cabo, a prosecutor said Monday...
Hospital reports illegal alien job applicant, whining ensues
Carrollton, Texas -- Maria Martinez' attempt to land a cafeteria job at a suburban Dallas hospital got her arrested, jailed and deported. -- She did use a counterfeit social security on her application to Trinity Medical Center, but her relatives and supporters wonder whether the hospital overreacted by calling the police...
Feds join Valley gang sweep
Fresno, Calif. -- Central 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 United States illegally have been sent back to their home countries since the program's first arrests in February...
Mexican indicted in immigration case
A Mexican man is facing up to two years in federal prison after a federal grand jury indicted him on illegal immigration charges, U.S. Attorney Mary Beth Buchanan said. -- Vicente Perez-Gomez, 31, was indicted Aug. 19 and charged with violating federal immigration laws, Buchanan said...
|James Fulford -- VDare.com
Job openings for Americans after Mississippi raids
The recent raid in Mississippi highlighted how American labor -- American working men and women, not the leaders of Big Labor feels about immigrant labor taking their jobs. -- I noted that in the Howard Industries plant the American workers cheered and clapped as the illegals were arrested...
|Chattanooga Times Free Press
More employers use E-Verify despite complaints
Despite concerns from business groups and [illegal alien.... criminal] advocates about a government Web-based employment verification program, a growing number of local companies are using it. -- Since the voluntary program E-Verify was offered to employers in 2004, almost 4,000 Georgia companies and more than 800 businesses in Tennessee have signed up...
|Rick Wolff -- Monthly Review
U. S. economic slide threatens Mexico
Deteriorating economic and social conditions in Mexico have generated mounting social problems. Private enterprises in Mexico and the government they control cannot manage, let alone solve them. Huge demonstrations are rocking the country with more to come....
|Will Englund -- National Journal
Tom Tancredo on running for president
I was never operating under the illusion that I would be president of the United States. The goal was to get everybody that we could to begin to discuss immigration in terms that I think most Republicans would be happy about. So it was about mid-December , I was in a motel in I-Don't-Know-Where, Iowa, and it was very cold...
|Mark Andrew Dwyer
Finally, a real American on the ticket
When I first read about McCain's choice of the running mate, someone whom I had never heard before, I felt like I was going to be disappointed, again. -- But when I saw a video of Sarah Palin on the podium giving her acceptance speech, in front of her all-American family and cheering audience, my political instinct told me that something inspiring and electrifying was going to happen...
|Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
ICE accused of tracking illegal aliens at Head Start
Immigration enforcement officials are now targeting migrant and seasonal Head Start centers in some states as part of efforts to track down illegal [aliens] the executive director of the National Migrant and Seasonal Head Start Association says...
|San Francisco Chronicle
Honduran drug suspect gamed juvenile system
When he was caught selling crack in San Francisco's Tenderloin in April, the Honduran "immigrant" who called himself Javier Martinez first told police he was 18. Then he said he was 16. -- Because he insisted he was underage, police were duty-bound to take him to Juvenile Hall, where he would be shielded from deportation...