Saturday, September 6, 2008
Another Voice of Reason
Bob Barr Should Be In the Presidential Debates
|Washington Times -- September 6
Barr: Border First
"Today, however, the U.S. government has lost control of its borders. While too many people come illegally, we accept too few legal immigrants. Rather than consciously decide who should be welcomed as new citizens, citizenship is bestowed on anyone who happens to be born in the U.S. Current policy is a mess.
"The federal government first must regain control over the nation's border. Only then will the U.S. be able to deal with threats of terrorism and infectious diseases, as well as implement a consistent immigration policy. Effective enforcement is more important than a physical fence."
American Patrol Comment: Former Congressman Bob Barr is the Libertarian candidate for President. He wants to end birthright citizenship; education for all illegal aliens, opposes amnesty whatsoever and says we should enforce existing law. Many argue he should be in the presidential debates. We agree.
We push for a physical fence because it has been proven effective in San Diego and can be easily measured it is either there or it isn't. Besides, Congress approved it overwhelmingly. If Washington bureaucrats openly defy the wishes of Congress and the people, how can we expect them to enforce other laws?
|Houston Chronicle sc
Shipley president says business will comply with immigration laws
After pleading guilty to conspiring to harbor illegal [aliens] on behalf of the company his grandfather founded, Lawrence Shipley III promised Friday that his family doughnut company will continue to evolve. -- Shipley, the current president of Houston-based regional baker Shipley Do-Nuts, pleaded guilty last week to his own similar criminal charge...
|WFAA-TV -- Dallas
School district offers Spanish immersion up to 7th grade
Kids in school today will have to compete for jobs in a global economy unlike their parents ever faced. -- To better prepare them, the HEB school district has launched a unique 'schools of choice' curriculum, including a somewhat controversial program of Spanish language immersion...
Mexican official: Oregon man drowned in own blood
Cabo San Lucas, BCS, Mex. -- A Mexican prosecutor says an Oregon tourist drowned in his own blood while in police custody. -- Sam Botner of Yancalla, Oregon, was arrested on Aug. 27 in the resort of San Jose del Cabo and was later found dead in a jail cell. Prosecutors say a surveillance video shows officers beating Botner...
|Prescott (Arizona) Daily Courier
Illegals from Texas shelter in Camp Verde jail
Ninety-one undocumented aliens from Texas spent three days this past weekend at the Camp Verde Detention Facility, said Dwight D'Evelyn, spokesman for the Yavapai County Sheriff's Office. -- ICE officers brought the detainees here because of concerns about Hurricane Gustav, D'Evelyn explained.
Mayor says illegals sapping city's resources
Walhalla, SC -- Mayor Randy Chastain minced few words in saying that an increasing illegal immigration presence is sapping his city of resources and adding a heavy burden on the backs of Oconee County taxpayers. -- At the same time, Chastain categorically denied that the city’s police department, headed by his brother, Tim Chastain, is engaged in racial profiling...
|Mark Andrew Dwyer
I don't trust Obama
A full-blown offensive of lowly smears and frivolous accusations against Sarah Palin and her loved ones by the so-called "mainstream" media, coast-to-coast, seven days a week, give me a moral mandate, or an ethical excuse, if you will, to write this article...
||Californians for Population Stabilization
Stop even more illegal alien freebies in California!
While California's middle class families struggle during these tough economic times, the state legislature has voted to give financial aid to foreign students who are in the country illegally. The Assembly passed SB 1301...
|Hendersonville (North Carolina) Times-News sc
Federal, local partnership apprehends 83 illegals
Eighty-three illegal immigrants have been identified and charged through a joint federal and local program aimed at deporting illegals who commit crimes, Henderson County Sheriff Rick Davis said this week, as the program marked its two-month anniversary...
|NewsBlaze -- Folsom, Calif.
Reconquistas bemoan Newsom's action on illegal alien IDs
Los Angeles --- San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom abruptly announced this week that the long-awaited program to offer identification cards to all city residents regardless of their immigration status will be delayed until more facts about the legality of the program are learned...
|Santa Rosa (Calif.) Press-Democrat
ACLU suit targets Sheriff's Department
A lawsuit filed Friday in federal court accuses the Sonoma County Sheriff's Department of unlawful detentions and racial profiling of Latinos suspected of being [illegal aliens] . -- Attorneys for the American Civil Liberties Union and the Committee for Immigrant Rights of Sonoma County say the Sheriff's Department collaborates with federal immigration officials...,
|Salt Lake Tribune
Calif. congressman lashes at Chaffetz's plan for illegal alien camps
A Democratic congressman, who spent years imprisoned in a Japanese internment camp during World War II, unleashed on Utah Republican Jason Chaffetz's plan to detain undocumented immigrants in tent cities, calling it an "odious reminder" of a shameful period of the past...
|Charlottesville (Virginia) Daily Progress
Goode takes on anchor baby situation
U.S. Rep. Virgil H. Goode Jr. wants to end what he calls the nation's "anchor baby situation" and he's willing to amend the U.S. Constitution if that's what it takes. -- In a Wednesday debate in Danville, Goode -- a vocal foe of illegal immigration -- repeatedly denounced the policy that guarantees American citizenship to anyone born in the United States.,,
|Andrew C. Wallace -- NewsWithViews.com
Government by traitors and cowards
...Experts interviewed on the Lou Dobbs show (8-21-08) stated that our population would increase by 50% in the next forty years due mostly to legal and illegal immigration. No other country is facing such a dramatic reduction in standard of living because of population growth. This growth would require a 50% increase in required oil, food, housing and other resources...
|KTAR -- Phoenix
Illegal couple applied for home loan using stolen SSNs
Arizona Department of Public Safety detectives arrested a couple applying for a $159,000 home loan using stolen social security numbers and false immigration documents. -- Jose Ozuna Alvarez and Ana Laura Balerrama are both believed to be illegal immigrants. Investigators said they got jobs, bought as many as three new vehicles..
||American Border Patrol
Better fence design
American Border Patrol reports that the new border fence being installed near its ranch in Southeastern Arizona appears to be of the same type now being installed at Yuma, Arizona...
|Dalton (Georgia) Daily Citizen
Ruling could impact larger Mohawk lawsuit
A Mohawk Industries employee’s claim that the company fired him for reporting illegal aliens working at a Calhoun plant could affect a larger pending lawsuit. -- Last week, a panel of judges with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit upheld a ruling by U.S. District Judge Harold L. Murphy of Rome ordering Mohawk to release the details...