Monday, December 15, 2008
It's official: Barack Hussein Obama elected 44th president
Richmond, Va. -- Presidential electors have formally elected Barack Obama the nation's 44th president. -- Electors gathering in state capitols across the country have pushed Obama above the 270 electoral votes needed to win, according to a tally by The Associated Press. Obama takes office Jan. 20...
|New York Times
Anti-kidnap consultant kidnapped in Mexico
Mexico, DF -- An American security consultant who is an expert on kidnapping and has helped negotiate the release of scores of kidnap victims in Latin America over the years was himself kidnapped last week in northern Mexico after delivering a seminar there on how to avoid that fate, according to officials and published reports...
Representative presents proof of citizenship bill
Republican Representative Mike Ritze has introduced a bill requiring candidates who file for office in Oklahoma to show proof of citizenship. -- The idea came about from the controversy around whether President-elect Barack Obama meets the U.S. Constitutions citizenship requirements.
|Associated Press sc
N. Idaho lawmakers plan immigration legislation
Coeur D'Alene -- Two northern Idaho lawmakers say they will introduce legislation that would penalize employers who knowingly hire illegal [aliens]. -- Sen. Mike Jorgenson, R-Hayden Lake, and Rep. Phil Hart, R-Athol, said they will try to pass the proposed law that has been rejected the last two years...
|The National -- Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Obama faces test over immigration
Washington -- While many Americans are turning to Barack Obama to engineer a massive economic recovery and draw up a new strategy for two foreign wars, others will look to the president-elect to fulfil a promise he made during his campaign: to take on the contentious issue of immigration reform...
|Janice Kephart -- Center for Immigration Studies
An Example to Follow: New York State's secure document measures
New York State is a leader in assuring more stringent standards in identity verification at its DMV. Being at the forefront of taking seriously the 9/11 Commission recommendations regarding secure identification, for the past five years state authorities have worked to continually upgrade their license application process to enhance public safety and national security and reduce fraud.
Bush excluded by Latin summit as China, Russia loom
Latin American and Caribbean leaders gathering in Brazil tomorrow will mark a historic occasion: a region-wide summit that excludes the United States. -- Almost two centuries after President James Monroe declared Latin America a U.S. sphere of influence, the region is breaking away. From socialist-leaning Venezuela to market-friendly Brazil...
Iraq safer than Mexico
December 15, 2008: This month, about 26 people a day are dying from criminal and terrorist violence a day in Iraq. That's a bit lower than the death toll in northern Mexico, which on a bad day (like last November 3rd) saw 58 people killed. The police are generally helpless, hundreds of thousands of middle-class Mexicans have fled the border region...
|El Paso Times
$1.4M is cost to treat Juárez's wounded
Nearly 50 people wounded in Juárez in 2008 received medical care at Thomason Hospital and racked up medical bills totaling about $1.4 million, hospital officials said. -- Thomason Hospital spokeswoman Margaret Althoff-Olivas said as of Dec. 9, the hospital had been paid about $508,000 of the $1.4 million, and additional payments of $655,875 were anticipated from insurance companies and patients.
|Hans von Spakovsky -- Human Events
Under Napolitano, expect Department of No-Land Security
Naming his national security team, President-elect Obama acknowledged that the attacks in Mumbai once again emphasized the threat of terrorism and the importance of these picks for "a new dawn of American leadership." -- But Obama’s choice for Secretary of Homeland Security, Arizona Gov. Janet Napolitano, has a record of opposing border control...
Employers look to Obama to deliver on immigration promise
In the green folds of the Capay Valley, the scene at Full Belly Farm isn't that different from countless other California businesses with immigrant workers on their payrolls. -- Everybody is hunkered down, thankful to have work in this case, growing organic vegetables and praying the economy improves with the coming Barack Obama administration's stimulus plans.
|El Sol de Tijuana -- Tijuana, BCN, Mex. Translated by Google.com
Reconquista Morones plans another push for illegal alien amnesty
Mexican Reconquista Enrique Morones, leader of the group known as 'Border Angels' that allegedly aids and abets illegals, is planning another caravan destined for Washington, DC. Morones intends to demand that Hussein Obama stop immigration raids and tear down the border fence...
||American Border Patrol
Border Fence Survey Report
The U.S.-Mexico border has been under private aerial surveillance for the past two years. Every sixty days a specially equipped aircraft has flown along the border from Texas to the Pacific Ocean, documenting the construction of the border fence and vehicle barriers...
|Fort Dodge (Iowa) Messenger Editorial
Immigration laws must be enforced
Arizona Gov. Janet Napolitano has received mixed reviews from those who believe the United States is doing too little to crack down on illegal immigration. Her views on the subject will become much more important next year, when she becomes the nation's new secretary of the Department of Homeland Security...
|Steve Sailer -- VDare.com
Blagojevich, Obama, and the diversity-fueled "Chicago Way"
With the unveiling last week of hilarious wiretaps of Governor Rod Blagojevich (D-IL) trying to auction off Barack Obama’s Senate seat, the eye-opening implications of the fact that the man elected to the White House on a mantra of “reform” and “change” is, in fact, a Chicago politician has finally began to dawn on the Mainstream Media...
McCain scolds GOP for whacking Obama
In a surprising rebuke to the warriors who fought for him through tough times, Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) on Sunday sided with President-elect Barack Obama and scolded the Republican National Committee for fanning the Illinois corruption scandal...
|American Border Patrol
Border invasion pics
American Border Patrol has announced that the Web site BorderInvasionPics.com will be part of its service to bring the truth about the border to the American people. "Border Invasion Pics has done an excellent job and we are pleased that we will now have a close working relationship," said Glenn Spencer head of ABP.
|E-Mail Posted on FreeRepublic.com
What if the president is a fraud?
What if... you woke up one morning and found out that the President of the United States was a USURPER... a FRAUD... a PHONY? -- What if... the leader of the free world was constitutionally ineligible to be President of the United States, but was simply allowed to take and hold office anyway? -- It's happening RIGHT NOW!
|Los Angeles Times
Settlement opens up amnesty for tens of thousands of immigrants
For two decades, Anaheim businessman Erkan Aydin has taken on a task unimaginable for most immigrants like himself: trying to convince the U.S. government that he was here illegally. -- Aydin, 50, arrived in the United States from his native Turkey with a valid student visa in 1981, but fell out of legal status when he failed to enroll in school, he said...
|San Diego Union-Tribune
Illegal-alien workers driven down hard road
...The plunging U.S. economy and subsequent cuts in the construction, service and manufacturing industries are prompting many immigrant workers, particularly those in the United States illegally, to contemplate a life-changing decision: Do they stay and earn far less, or head home to meager opportunities?
||American Border Patrol
Photo of the day
This chart shows the number of people who visited the American Patrol Report Web site following the publication of its latest feature on Obama and nuclear weapons....