Wednesday, September 24, 2008
|Associated Press sc
Meddling Mexican gov't. quietly helps "emigrants" to US learn Spanish
For more than a decade, as the immigration debate has swelled on both sides of the border, the Mexican government has been quietly providing money, materials and even teachers to American schools, colleges and nonprofit organizations. --- "We don't want the Mexicans in the exterior to feel like milk cows being expressed for the resources they were sending back," said Carlos Gonzalez Gutierrez...
|Connecticut Citizens for Immigration Control
Bush Administration Chicanery: A message from Ron Paul
This is the third time the U.S. public has been faced with the catastrophic destruction of our country coming to us in the form of a vote in the U.S. Congress. The first time was Bill Clinton and the elites pushing NAFTA down our throats, over the objections of the American people. NAFTA supporters promised thousands of jobs, instead the great sucking sound was jobs going to China as Ross Perot predicted.
|The Gazette -- Solon, Iowa
Iowa's Latino population predicted to skyrocket
As more and more Latinos move into Iowa, officials predict that by 2030 the state will be home to more than 330,000 Latino residents. -- "It will be the largest generational growth in Iowa since 1880," said Armando Villareal, head of the Iowa Division for Latino Affairs...
|Aurora (Colorado) Sentinel
Local pols: ICE not responding to most illegal alien referrals
It's been more than two years since state lawmakers convened in a special legislative session and passed a host of bills aimed at tackling illegal immigration on the local and state level. -- But now, in the wake of two high-profile arrests in Aurora of suspected illegal immigrants with lengthy criminal records...
|Los Angeles Daily News
Experts: California could go slip into recession
After predicting for the past four years that California will be able to avoid a downturn, UCLA economists now say the state may plunge into recession because of the ongoing financial crisis. -- "Worst-case, we can go into a real deep recession," said David Shulman, senior economist at the university's Anderson Forecast...
|Lynn Stuter -- NewsWithViews.com
The continuing saga of the "poor" illegal alien
...In the recent past, the SPLC has targeted Glenn Spencer of American Border Patrol, a group assisting the U.S. Border Patrol in thwarting the illegal alien invasion of our country. In August, Sonia Scherr of the SPLC published an invective hate piece, speciously called an "intelligence report," aimed at the Grassroots Granny...
||Federation for American Immigration Reform
Call your senators now! Save E-Verify!
E-Verify is in true jeopardy right now and unless your Senators act now we are in jeopardy of losing the basic tool that helps companies determine worker's eligibility and weed out illegal aliens!...
|Stockton (Calif.) Record
More than half of San Joaquin County's "newcomers" are from Mexico
The nation's immigrant population has reached an all-time high of 38.1million people, including 167,945 in San Joaquin County, according to figures released today by the U.S. Census Bureau. -- California - where immigrants make up 27.4 percent of the population (roughly 10 million of the state's 36.5 million residents) - has the largest foreign-born population in the country.
||American Patrol Report
Tell Arnold to veto the illegal alien driver's license bill
Again, only in California. This Cedillo clown refuses to give up. If we don’t keep him in our sights, sooner or later he’s going to ram this down our throats. -- It’s urgent: The Governor only has until next Sunday (9/28) to sign or veto the bill, so please call right away. It will take you 60 seconds, max. Call NOW.
McCain suspends campaign to help with bailout
John McCain announced that he will suspend his presidential campaign on Thursday to return to Washington to help with bailout negotiations. He urged his opponent Barack Obama to do the same. -- The Arizona senator also asked the Presidential Debate Commission to postpone Friday’s scheduled debate with Obama...
|NC Wanted -- WRAL-TV -- Raleigh
A Movement Begins: Code name 287(g)
He could be described as North Carolina's founding father of 287(g). -- In 1972, former sheriff of Mecklenburg County Jim Pendergraph took an oath to protect the public by upholding the laws of the land. His life-long dedication eventually led him to push the limits of local law enforcement by tackling one of the nation's most daunting challenges - illegal immigration.
|Culpeper (Virginia) Star-Exponent
Illegal aliens targeted in local sweep
Five people were arrested Tuesday morning in a countywide sweep for illegal [aliens], officials announced in an afternoon press conference. -- About 35 town officers, sheriff’s deputies, state agents, members of the regional Blue Ridge Narcotics Task Force and federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials met... [Related item]
Lawmakers consider immigration enforcement audit
A legislative panel took the first steps today toward launching a probe into how an illegal [alien.... criminal] accused of causing a traffic accident that killed three people was allowed to remain in the country despite his criminal record. -- The Legislative Audit Committee voted to authorize State Auditor Sally Symanski to do preliminary research...
||American Border Patrol
Photo of the day
This photo was taken on the U.S./Mexico border in Arizona on March 6, 2007. It shows a man dressed in military fatigues working on a border vehicle barrier. Recent reports of overruns on the cost of construction of fencing and barriers...
|Joseph Farah -- WorldNetDaily.com
What the big bailout means
Do you think it's an accident? -- Do you think it's just a case of bad management? -- Do you think the proposed $700 billion taxpayer bailout of U.S. financial institutions just happened? -- I don't think so. -- In fact, I think it's part of a master plan one pushing us inevitably, inexorably closer to a closed cashless global economic system of total control...
|National Association of Former Border Patrol Officers
Corruption in Mexico rated high by Transparency International
Transparency International, a nonpartisan organization dedicated to rating level of corruption in countries worldwide, has given Mexico a score of 3.6 on a scale of 10 (10 being the least corrupt). This indicates no improvement over the past three years and puts the country on a par in the Corruption Perception Index with countries such as Bulgaria, Perú, China and Swaziland...
|WRIC-TV -- Richmond, Virginia sc
Illegal immigration critic appointed to Prince William board
Manassas, Va. -- Prince William County [open-borders zealots] say they want the board of supervisors to explain their appointment of an illegal immigration critic to a panel on human services. -- County supervisors voted 5-3 in a closed session to appoint Robert Duecaster to the human services task force, which establishes funding and partnerships to help families in crisis...
|KTUL-TV -- Tulsa, Oklahoma
Usual suspects bemoan opening of immigration enforcement office
Illegal immigration is a hot-button issue that has touched off criticism against a local congressman. -- Leaders in the Hispanic community are upset over the opening of a fugitive office, designed to capture criminal undocumented immigrants. Some feel the implications go beyond catching criminals...
||Lou Dobbs -- CNN
Pro-invader Menendez blocking E-Verify
Well e-verify one of the federal government's most successful programs targeting workplace enforcement of our immigration laws is now in danger of being eliminated and leaders on the congress are hoping you will won't will paying attention... [Transcript]
|Cleveland (Tennessee) Daily Banner
Sheriff's Office joins Federal Criminal Alien Program
The Bradley County Sheriff's Office has joined the Federal Criminal Alien Program offered by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement to identify incarcerated criminal aliens; ensure that such aliens are not released into the community; and remove them from the United States upon release...
|San Francisco Chronicle
43% in California speak other than English at home
San Francisco resident Carlos Dimaano, 50, a recent immigrant from the Philippines, speaks English in his job at a community center. But when he goes home to cook dinner for his 88-year-old father, the two lapse into their native Tagalog. -- The men are among the almost 43 percent of Californians who speak a language other than English at home...
|Michelle Malkin -- Family Security Matters
Illegal immigration and the mortgage mess
The Mother of All Bailouts has many fathers. As panicked politicians prepare to fork over $1 trillion in taxpayer funding to rescue the financial industry, they’ve fingered regulation, deregulation, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, the Community Reinvestment Act, Jimmy Carter, Bill Clinton, both Bushes, greedy banks, greedy borrowers...
|Redlands (Calif.) Daily Facts
Smuggler arrested after man held hostage
Redlands, Calif. -- A 31-year-old Tijuana woman was arrested Sunday for extortion and conspiracy after Redlands police investigated a report of a man being held captive by smugglers. -- At about 8:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 21, Redlands police received a call from a man identifying himself as "a pastor in Big Bear"...