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Wednesday, July 25, 2001

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Spencer at KABC Studio - 7/24/01
Glenn Spencer of American Patrol (left) takes
calls on the Doug McIntyre Show
LOS ANGELES - July 24 - Appearing on the Doug McIntyre show in Los Angeles (KABC 790 AM), Glenn Spencer of American Patrol revealed that the attorney representing his organization in a lawsuit against the Los Angeles Times and the Daily News has been the target of terrorist attacks. During the show, attorney Brian L. Buckley confirmed that his home had been broken into and swastikas painted on his walls and on his automobile. While not directly linking the attack to the lawsuit, Buckley has said that he knows of no other case he on which he is working that might generate this kind of passion.

Heard you tonight on the radio with McIntyre. Great job. If you ever find somebody to fund a permanent legal office to attack some of this insanity, like spec. order 40, I would love to be involved.

One of the most insane things about this whole issue is that nobody is willing to fund such an operation. Don't the opposition groups like the ACLU, Peter Schey, MALDEF all specialize in litigation? Where is the litigation arm of the organizations like yours and FAIR and CIS? I just don't get it. Isn't there some rich person or foundation out there that cares about our sovereignty?

A.F. ("A.F." is an attorney)

Dear Glenn
I am currently listening to you on KABC 790 with Doug McIntyre and I am very proud of you sticking up for American sovereignty! You stood up to the bigots like Adrian from Chino Hills who could only invoke racism when confronted with the facts and logic(ditto from George from Torrance). Some of the phone calls also gave me more fuel (as if we needed anymore facts) to show how destructive illegal immigration is! I will do all I can to get American legislators thinking clearly. I will e-mail every congressperson and the White House to get their head straight about illegal immigration and to clearly see the racism that Mexicans on both sides of the borders have toward American Culture and Sovereignty!

God Bless!

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Phil Gramm was wrong about NAFTA, and he's wrong about Mexican trucks

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"Immigration - Threatening the Bonds of Our Union - Part II"

Doug McIntyre - KABC Radio - Los Angeles
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Phil Gramm Phil Gramm was wrong about NAFTA, and he's wrong about Mexican trucks - Click here to listen to a clip from "Immigration - Threatening the Bonds of Our Union - Part II" This proves it.

Special Report: George Bush's America

Mexico woos US with war on migrants
Mexico is taking action to stop hundreds of thousands of Central Americans crossing its southern border. Civil rights activists say the clamp down is in exchange for a softer US policy on Mexican migrants. An operation called Plan Sur involves increased vigilance by the police and army along the 620-mile jungle frontier with Guatemala and Belize, and a second barrier across the relatively narrow Isthmus of Tehuantepec further north, through which all northbound traffic passes. In addition, illegal immigrants will be transported to their countries of origin rather than just dumped over the Guatemalan border. The plan was introduced at the beginning of the month, at the same time as a diplomatic effort to get a migration agreement with the US.


Lott claims banning dangerous Mexican trucks is 'anti-Hispanic'
On Thursday (actually it was today), Senate Minority Leader Trent Lott accused Democrats of being anti- Hispanic in seeking to keep Mexican trucks off US highways. He also said Democrats are seeking more stringent requirements for Mexican trucks than those that currently apply to the US's northern neighbour, Canada. Despite the heated rhetoric, Ms Murray said she would not back down from her safety concerns, although she was willing to consider some changes. Former Republican presidential candidate John McCain, who represents Arizona as a senator, has aligned himself with President Bush on the issue, calling on the Senate to pass less stringent requirements. (From the BBC)


Veto showdown looms on plan to limit Mexican trucks in U.S.
Senators shuttled in and out of closed-door meetings yesterday trying to avoid a veto confrontation with President Bush over opening U.S. highways to Mexican truckers. But advocates of tough new truck inspections on the border were not budging, and a veto showdown appeared inevitable. Bush advisers reiterated yesterday that the inspection requirements would violate the 1993 North American Free Trade Agreement. The trucking requirements are attached to a $60 billion transportation spending bill that Bush has threatened to veto if the truck language is not removed or altered.

Flouting The Law

Texas hospitals provide nonemergency health care to illegals
Several public hospitals in Texas are still offering undocumented immigrants a full range of health care services, two weeks after the state attorney general said hospitals must not use public money to provide nonemergency health care to illegal immigrants. Attorney General John Cornyn told the Harris County Hospital District that providing such care violated federal welfare legislation enacted in 1996. By extension, Cornyn's opinion applies to all Texas hospitals that use public money for nonemergency care. But many hospital officials have refused to go along. (NYT - Free Reg.)

Mason City, IA

Forum tonight opens immigration debate to all North Iowans
Mason City will take a good look at itself tonight - and perhaps decide how it wants to look in the future - as residents and others gather for a town hall meeting at The Music Man Square. The 8 p.m. meeting is co-sponsored by the Globe Gazette and KIMT-TV, and is being held to give people a chance to express their views on Mason City's participation in Gov. Tom Vilsack's "New Iowans" program, part of which creates a committee to look at the possibility of having immigrants meet future worker shortages. (Watch the CBS Evening News on Thurs., July 26, for coverage)

Craig Nelsen - Truthmobile - Mason City, IA - 7/25/01
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Des Moines Register Editorial

Iowa needs immigrants
Recruiting immigrants to Iowa is one of the boldest initiatives Tom Vilsack has undertaken since becoming governor. He laid out the welcome mat, both to strengthen the state's work force and because a more diverse culture will strengthen Iowa. Vilsack stuck to what he believed was right, despite criticism - until now. Now, the governor seems to be having second thoughts. Nobody could mistake his old message. His new message on recruiting immigrants is unclear. Vilsack said Monday that the goal for the three cities in his "New Iowans" pilot project wasn't bringing immigrants to Iowa. Rather, he said, "The goal was to establish a dialogue."

Reconquista Slammed for Bombast

Do not fault consular officers for following law
Three cheers for Catherine Marshall and Suzana Dávila in their efforts to improve the lot of disabled women in Oaxaca, Mexico. But a raspberry for Star columnist Ernesto Portillo Jr.'s July 14 know- nothing attack on the American consular officials in Mexico City who denied nonimmigrant visas for two of these women who were chosen to apprentice at Dávila's wonderful restaurant ("Visa denial was no little thing"). The consular officers were simply carrying out U.S. immigration law as it applies to nonimmigrant visa applicants, their statutory responsibility. (Portillo writes for the Arizona Daily Star)

Arizona Republic

Immigration debate's changing fortune
President Bush's close ties to Vicente Fox and a Republican Party eager to woo Hispanic voters have changed the tone of the immigration debate on Capitol Hill, say immigration advocates and others, who predict Congress will approve legislation to give millions of illegal immigrants a chance to gain a permanent foothold in America. "It's not a question of if, but when Congress will pass legalization legislation," said Eliseo Medina, executive vice president of the Service Employees International Union, which has the nation's highest number of unionized immigrant workers.

Opinion - Salt Lake Tribune

America Last
President Bush is considering a plan to grant legal status to 3 million illegal immigrants from Mexico. Why only Mexicans and not the millions of illegals from other countries? Because July is "Mexican- American Month" at the White House. Last month, when Bush sacrificed U.S. military readiness by abandoning the fight for the Navy's Vieques bombing range, it was the Puerto Rican- Americans' turn. -- Bush should work with Congress to slow all immigration -- legal and otherwise -- until the country has had time to assimilate the newcomers who are already here.

Hartford, CT

Former College Spokesman Fights Deportation
An illegal immigrant who got a job as a spokesman for Manchester Community College after stealing another man's identity, testified before an immigration judge that he faces torture if deported to Jamaica. Ludlow Dawes, also known as Marvin Stewart of Bloomfield, testified Monday that he fled Jamaica in 1986 after years of abuse at the hands of Jamaican police. That abuse included electrical shocks and beatings, Dawes told Immigration Judge Michael W. Straus.

Yuma, AZ

Border beacons will allow surrender
Yuma Border Patrol agents plan to put six "emergency beacons" in the desert equipped with sensors that will allow migrants to surrender with the push of a button. But environmentalists are pushing their own "panic" button, saying the poles will disrupt endangered habitat in one of the most pristine stretches of Sonoran desert. The 30- foot- tall poles, equipped with strobe lights and reflectors of polished stainless steel, are scheduled to be placed in the same stretch of desert that claimed the lives of 14 migrants crossing together in May.

Yuma, AZ

Border beacons will allow surrender
Yuma Border Patrol agents plan to put six "emergency beacons" in the desert equipped with sensors that will allow migrants to surrender with the push of a button. But environmentalists are pushing their own "panic" button, saying the poles will disrupt endangered habitat in one of the most pristine stretches of Sonoran desert. The 30- foot- tall poles, equipped with strobe lights and reflectors of polished stainless steel, are scheduled to be placed in the same stretch of desert that claimed the lives of 14 migrants crossing together in May.

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With More Latinos Coming to the South, Police Must Learn Spanish
Police officers need to communicate with the public to do their job. If your public increasingly speaks Spanish, then you better make sure your police do too at least a little. With record numbers of Latinos moving to the South in recent years, that's something the region's police forces are beginning to realize. Six Southern states saw their Hispanic population double in the last two years. Teachers and nurses have had to learn Spanish, and the police are struggling to adjust.

Des Moines

Vilsack's changing tune makes Iowa Republicans wince
Iowa Republicans are accusing Gov. Vilsack of caving in to pressure by backing away from the component of his "New Iowans" plan that involves recruiting immigrants to boost the state's working population. After strong opposition to the plan from native Iowans, Vilsack said Monday that he would leave the decision to import foreign-born workers up to the three cities taking part in the pilot program.

Houston Review Editorial

Bush Solves Immigration Problem: American President Offers Amnesty to the Entire Globe
In a surprising announcement President George W. Bush has solved the problem of illegal immigration by changing his initial amnesty offer so that it now includes the entire global population. As of 1 September, the president declared, all people now resident on the planet will become American citizens. -- "I believe in a more inclusive America," the president explained.

Mark Krikorian

It's a mistake to depend on foreign farm labor
Sen. Larry Craig recently introduced bill S. 1161, which would establish a large new program to import "temporary" farmworkers, including an amnesty for illegal aliens. Meanwhile, the Bush administration is expected to unveil a guestworker plan in September, while Mexico's foreign minister has included such a plan in a list of demands he has made of the United States. -- The proposals being discussed are deeply flawed and would saddle our country with enormous problems.

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Re: Colin Powell
I read on your web page that Colin Powell told Mexico's foreign secretary Castaneda that our border region is "reflecting our common aspirations, values and culture..." And I agree with you that he should be fired for saying this piece of nonsensical drivel. For one thing, Mexico three cultures: the culture of its 30 million Indians (many of whom are not Aztec), the culture of its 60 million Mestizos, and the culture of its 9 million Spaniards. None of these have any particular similarity to US culture, and comparatively speaking, are all very different from ours.


McCain Threatens Slowdown on Trucking Bill
In a rare moment of solidarity with the White House, Senator John McCain (R-AZ) threatened today to slow the Senate's work on a bill that would sharply restrict Mexican truck travel in the U.S. The Bush administration vehemently opposes the measure, which is part of a larger spending bill to finance the DOT. The White House argues that it is too costly and burdensome, and violates NAFTA. Senior advisers to President Bush have said they will recommend a veto if the bill passes, and there appear to be enough votes against the bill in the Senate to sustain such a veto.

Silver Spring, MD

Day laborers consider national organization
Gustavo Torres, director of CASA de Maryland, where workers like [Celso] Sevilla waited for work, will push for a national day laborers union to set wage standards, provide health care and organize a work force used to operating on street corners. The union could establish a national minimum wage of $10 per hour, offer job training and English classes, assist workers with immigration issues and help them acquire permanent employment, he said. That means structuring what has been one of the most informal work arrangements possible.


Illegals embracing activism
Being an undocumented immigrant in America no longer requires living entirely underground. After years of living in the shadows, illegal workers are stepping into the political limelight, marching on Austin and meeting with U.S. senators. The activism likely will escalate in upcoming months, as Congress and the White House debate proposals to give amnesty to millions of illegal immigrants. "The immigrant community is saying we can't rely on anyone to speak for us anymore," said Eliseo Medina of the SEIU.

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Re: Colin Powell
Colin Powell is just another "do as I say, not as I do" politician. We can be CERTAIN that if his upscale little neighborhood were being visibly destroyed on a daily basis, he would be screaming bloody murder about it. Too bad he doesn't have enough common sense to simply look around beyond his sheltered little bubble and smell the coffee. They send their children to private schools to escape the mayhem of the public schools but are "unwilling to allow" the peasants to receive vouchers to do the same.

ABC News

Officials Consider Overhaul of Immigration Approach
Despite beefed-up border patrols, about 150,000 Mexicans illegally cross the 2,000- mile border with the U.S. each year, risking death or detainment for the chance at a better life. The seemingly endless human tide has long confounded officials on both sides of the border and raised passions in those who believe the doors to the U.S. should either swing wide open or slam shut on undocumented newcomers.Quietly, though, high- evel U.S. and Mexican officials are piecing together an ambitious plan.....

Michael Barone

The Case for Amnesty (Pro- amnesty cheerleading)
Who would have thought a few years ago, when Patrick Buchanan was being treated as a serious Republican candidate for president, that a Republican president would seriously consider proposing an amnesty and the granting of permanent resident status to more than a million illegal Mexican immigrants? Yet that is the recommendation of a working group headed by Secretary of State Colin Powell and Attorney General John Ashcroft.


Both parties upset at amnesty idea
A Bush administration plan to eventually give permanent legal status to many of the three million illegal immigrants from Mexico drew fire on Capitol Hill yesterday from Republicans and Democrats. "As our classrooms fill to the brim, they are becoming breeding grounds for violence," said Sen. Robert C. Byrd (D., W.Va.), chairman of the Senate Appropriations Committee. "A less- stringent immigration policy will only make this problem worse." Several lawmakers have criticized the idea since it was floated by the administration last week.


Bush Illegal Alien Amnesty Proposal is Yet Another Betrayal
The Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR) is calling upon the Bush Administration to reject recommendations to grant legalization to an estimated one to two million Mexican illegal aliens living in the United States. The organization charges that under both Republican and Democratic administrations, the federal government has ignored its responsibilities to enforce immigration laws, and that the amnesty proposals being offered compound the government's malfeasance.


Criminal immigrants being freed
The INS has begun complying with a Supreme Court order to release immigrant criminals who have served their sentences but cannot be deported. INS officials would not say how many such detainees had been released, nor would they reveal where or when the detainees are being released. Last month, the high court ruled that about 3,400 illegal immigrants who had committed crimes in the U.S. could not be held in INS detention indefinitely while authorities attempt to deport them, even if they have been judged dangerous.


Mexican Truck Issue Hits Impasse
The chief sponsor of proposed safety standards for Mexican trucks entering the United States says she will propose some changes but won't back down despite a Bush administration veto threat. The Senate planned to resume work Wednesday on a $60.1 billion measure - financing transportation programs for fiscal 2002 - that contains the disputed language. Work on the legislation ground to a near-halt Tuesday as opponents of the truck safety requirements promised to drag out debate in an effort to soften them.

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