Monday, September 8, 2008
Hold Their Feet to the Fire
Dallas Morning News Agrees
|Dallas Morning News Editorial -- September 8
Obama, McCain avoid immigration reform
Mr. McCain, trying hard not to offend his conservative base, says he would not vote for the comprehensive immigration reform bill that he himself introduced in the Senate. Mr. Obama has committed only to deal with illegal immigration sometime before the end of his first term. Instead of debating solutions before the voting public, they are punting this as far down the road and away from the elections as they can. [...]
If the presidential candidates are foolish enough to think illegal immigration isn't on voters' minds, they'd better think again. State and local lawmakers recognize voters' outrage. They're acting because lawmakers neither see "change we can believe in" nor "maverick courage" when it comes to progress on comprehensive immigration reform.
|The Denver Channel sc
Driver's immigration status infuriates victims' families
Denver -- Victims' family members, police officers and several Republican lawmakers are wondering why an illegal [alien] who has had at least 16 arrests in the past five years was never deported, and ultimately allowed to be behind the wheel of a vehicle involved in a recent deadly hit-and-run... [Coloradans should hold Bill Ritter and John Hickenlooper at least partially responsible for this.]
|Redlands (Calif.) Daily Facts
Invasion issue stays in the dark
...In the past, Obama has supported allowing illegal [aliens] to get driver's licenses. He also was a co-sponsor of a bill in Congress known as the Dream Act, which would provide a way for qualified illegal [alien] students to become legal residents and eventually citizens...
Driver in Aurora triple fatal is an illegal from Guatemala
U.S. immigration officials believe that the man accused of killing three people in an auto accident last week was born in Guatemala and is in this country illegally. -- Francis Hernandez, 23, "may have entered the country in 1991," said U.S. Immigration Control and Enforcement spokesman Carl Rusnok today...
|North Jersey Media Group
Schools told not to spurn illegals
Some local school districts are reevaluating their enrollment procedures after the American Civil Liberties Union of New Jersey found that many improperly asked parents for Social Security numbers or other citizenship documents to enroll their children...
|Hazleton (Pennsylvania) Standard Speaker sc
Federal appeals court to hear Hazleton's case
Hazleton Mayor Lou Barletta today expressed confidence that the city will win an appeal of its immigration ordinance, which the U.S. Third Circuit Court of Appeals plans to hear in Philadelphia on Oct. 31. -- "I’ve never wavered in my belief that Hazleton has the right to pass the Illegal Immigration Relief Act..."
|Columbus (Ohio) Dispatch
Law bars officials from cross-checking Social Security numbers
Buddy Birdwell has a wife and two kids -- and more lives than a cat. -- When he's not a resident of northeastern Oregon who refurbishes furniture and belongs to the National Rifle Association, he is: Adrian, a Columbus fast-food worker with a history of domestic violence....
|KCCI-TV -- Des Moines
Postville, Iowa crime soars after meatpacking plant raid
Postville's police chief said he's trying to add another officer to his staff because crime has risen in the city after an immigration raid in May. -- The Agriprocessors meatpacking plant was raided May 12, when 389 people were charged with being in the country illegally. Most were also charged criminally...
Cities try wrangling gangs with civil suits
Law enforcement agents fed up with increasing gang violence are turning to lawsuits to help keep gangs from terrorizing neighborhoods. -- A growing number of municipalities are seeking injunctions restraining orders that seek to bar gang members from talking to one another or standing together on public property...
Video: No more "build The Fence" signs in McCain's house
At the recent RNC in St. Paul a group of young Republicans were ordered by the Secret Service to remove a "Build The Fence" placard they had constructed, according to this short video. Apparently pro McCain signs written in Spanish were not objected to by the "control room."
||Californians for Population Stabilization
CAPS launches new television ad campaign
CAPS launched a new television campaign highlighting the effects of Sanctuary Cities. The TV spots ask Californians to express their opinions about Sanctuary City policies in force, formally or informally, in many cities across the state...
|Michelle Malkin sc
Sanctuary kills: A bloody, needless tragedy in Aurora
How many times do I have to ask: How many more tragedies like this need to occur before Americans finally hold illegal alien sanctuary enablers responsible for their reckless, deadly neglect? -- Lord have mercy. One of the victims was a 3-year-old child enjoying ice cream at Baskin-Robbins... [Related item]
Judge delays hearing over Rhode Island crackdown on illegals
Providence -- A judge delays a court hearing in a lawsuit challenging Rhode Island Gov. Don Carcieri's ability to require that private employers electronically check the immigration status of new hires. -- Lawyers said Superior Court Judge Mark Pfeiffer will hear from both sides in court Tuesday morning....
|Arizona Republic -- Phoenix
Tribe warns activists supplying water for invaders
Defying orders in order to save lives. That’s what a group of people have said they’re doing as they continue to leave jugs of water in the desert on the Tohono O’odham Indian Reservation in southern Arizona west of Tucson. The activist said their operation helps illegal [aliens] survive while crossing through the rough conditions...
|CBS2-TV -- Chicago
125 shot dead in Chicago last summer
An estimated 125 people were shot and killed over the summer. That's nearly double the number of U.S. soldiers killed in Iraq over the same time period. -- In May, cbs2chicago.com began tracking city shootings and posting them on Google maps. Information compiled from our reporters...
|WINK-TV -- Fort Myers, Florida
FEMA aid for illegal aliens with anchor babies
A Call for Action from our viewers: Tropical Storm Fay flooded parts of Southwest Florida forcing hundreds of people out of their homes and into shelters. -- Since then, many viewers have called our newsroom or sent e-mails asking if [illegal aliens] will receive federal aid...
Obama slips on TV: 'My Muslim faith'
Slip of the tongue or momentary confusion? In a television interview today discussing his religion, Sen. Barack Obama stated, "My Muslim faith." -- Obama, speaking to ABC's George Stephanopoulos on "This Week," was talking about what he described as "smears" that were claiming he was a Muslim...
||Freedom Folks -- Chicago
Latest V-burst from Blogs 4 Borders
In this week's edition... Election 2008: What is Sarah Palin’s position on illegal immigration, amnesty and border security and does it matter? -- Thank you! We take a moment to think you who are working so hard for this nation...
|KABC-TV -- Los Angeles
Study on crime rate of deported illegals
A new study says illegal [aliens] released from local jails and deported are more likely than other [aliens] to commit a crime upon their return to the U.S. -- According to a study by the Rand Corporation, 75 percent committed another crime within a year, and 28 percent were arrested multiple times in a one year period...
Police inaction puzzles survivor
As a former police officer and fire chief, Bob Shouse believes that when a driver leaves the scene of an accident, that alone is cause for an arrest. -- That's why he can't understand why the man who fled after crashing an SUV into his wife's motorcycle, causing her death, was never taken into custody and now might have left the country...
||American Border Patrol
Photo of the day
A group of people were spotted by ABP's border camera walking into the U.S. Saturday night. Time was 06:50 PDT. No apprehension was observed.
|KXNT-TV -- Las Vegas
DMV worker faces trial for bribery
The DMV clerk who faces federal bribery charges is free on her own recognizance until her upcoming trial. Last week, a grand jury indicted 52-year-old Marilyn Millender on one count of bribery and one count of making false statements. According to the indictment, Millender was a clerk at the DMV office...
North Carolina sheriff apologizes for comments on illegal aliens
Smithfield, NC -- A North Carolina sheriff has apologized for calling illegal immigrants "trashy" and saying the growing Hispanic population in his county was "breeding like rabbits." -- Johnston County Sheriff Steve Bizzell [contact him] issued the apology after the News & Observer of Raleigh printed comments in a Sunday article...
|Chattanooga Times Free Press
"Immigrants" pressed to support extended families
To buy food and pay debts, Horalio Ramirez’s family depends on what he and his brothers send back to Guatemala. But with the economic slowdown in the United States, the family manages without that expected income. -- “The situation here is becoming harder and harder,” said Mr. Ramirez...
|Dallas Morning News Carlos Quintanilla Accion America
Q&A with arrogant Reconquista whining over arrest of illegal alien cheat
" If you look at almost every major hospital in the Dallas metroplex and almost every single employer, they have opted not to take an aggressive position regarding the same situation as María Martínez faced. Trinity ... took it a step further and said: We're going to file criminal charges and call a detective in Carrollton..."