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Illegal immigration is simply 'share the wealth’ socialism and a CRIME not a race!

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"JESUS WEPT" An American Story

This is HISTORY you didn't learn in school about the destruction of a nation who could not defend it's borders.

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Tuesday, November 29, 2005

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PHOTO: This is the response many Americans are sending to the RNC instead of their hard earned cash! Thanks to PrimeChoice of FreeRepublic.com



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Mujibar was trying to get into the USA legally through Immigration. The officer said, "Mujibar, you have passed all the tests, except this one more test. Unless you pass it, you cannot enter the United States of America."

Mujibar said, "I am ready."

The officer said, "Make a sentence using the words 'yellow', 'pink,' and 'green.'"

Mujibar thought for a few minutes and said, "Mister Officer, I am ready."

The officer said, "Go ahead."

Mujibar said, "The telephone goes green, green, green, and I pink it up and say, 'Yellow, this is Mujibar.'"

Mujibar now lives in a neighborhood near you and works at a Verizon help desk. I talked to him yesterday.

24 posted on 11/25/2005 2:06:59 PM PST by B4Ranch (No expiration date is on the Oath to protect America from all enemies, foreign and domestic.)
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1528282/posts


Guess we are going to have start to vote for folks who will do jobs that Bush isn't willing to do.

His speech said nothing new. It was an insult to the security or safety and intelligence of the American taxpayer.

We need a fence.

87 posted on 11/28/2005 2:15:43 PM PST by HonestConservative (Bless our Servicemen!)
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1530020/posts?q=1&&page=51

Monday, November 28, 2005

Minuteman NBC Rally Great Success!



Thanks to ladyofshallot of ALIPAC for bringing this report and great photos!

http://www.alipac.us/ftopict-13079.html (see all the great photos here!)

The race card may have been played on the Minuteman Project for the last time, as a rally at NBC Studios (Burbank, Nov.26), designed to debunk the stereotype of Minutemen as racist, uneducated, and white succeeded beyond organizer's dreams.

Joined by Rev Jessie Peterson, and homeless advocate Ted Hayes, the Minutemen stunned the open borders activists who were literally speechless.

The Minutemen closed the rally by singing Luca Zanna's "Minutemen Song"and God Bless America."
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The oppositions viewpoint, for those with a strong stomach:
http://boards.brownpride.com/showflat.php/Cat/0/Number/1867375/an/0/page/0#Post1867375

Sunday, November 27, 2005

Michael Cutler, Former INS agent/Dobbs contributor speaks! More US deaths per year than on 9/11

The TownCrier recently asked Michael Cutler some questions about the number of deaths of US citizens at the hands of illegal aliens. Mr. Cutler is a former INS agent who frequently appears as an expert on national television on immigration issues.

Michael Cutler Nov. 26, 2005:

"It is currently estimated that some 30% of the federal inmate population is comprised of convicts who are identified as being "foreign born." When I was assigned to the Unified Intelligence Division of DEA in New York from 1988 to 1992 I compiled statistics concerning the nature of the defendants who were arrested by DEA and the DEA Task Force in New York. It was estimated that some 60% of the defendants arrested in New York City were identified as being "foreign born" while 30% of the defendants arrested nationwide were identified as being "foreign born." Those numbers remained constant for several years afterwards and I believe they would not be much different today.

Additionally, I have heard that some 90% of the arrest warrants for murder in Los Angeles are for aliens. I believe that it would not be hard to show that more than 3,000 murders per year can be attributed to illegal aliens in our country."

"I also contribute to the Counterterrorism Blog, I am a fellow at the Center for Immigration Studies and the 9/11 Families For a Secure America have made me a member of their board of advisors and often quote me on their website. Finally, if you like, you can put my name, Michael Cutler into Google or another such search engine with the word 'Immigration' to narrow the search to retrieve some of my Congressional testimony and other articles in which I have been quoted. I hope that this may also help you with other issues related to the crisis of illegal immigration.

I do not claim to have all of the anwers, but having worked for the former INS for some 30 years as an immigration inspector, adjudications officer and as a special agent, I believe that my perspectives may be helpful to enable the public to understand the strategy that our nation is to follow if we are to succeed in gaining control of our borders and restore integrity to the immigration system. We cannot solve the illegal immigration crisis until and unless we effectively address all of the components of this dysfunctional system.

On Friday, November 25th I participated in a radio interview on the Brad Messer show which airs on a CBS-affiliated radio station in San Antonio, Texas KTSA NEWS RADIO 550 AM. I sent out an e-mail prior to this interview, most of which I have attached below. This interview focused on President Bush's nomination of Emilio T. Gonzalez to replace Eduardo Aguirre as the head of the division of DHS that is responsible for adjudicating a wide variety of immigration benefits applications ranging from permitting foreign students to change schools, nonimmigrant visitors to change categories of visa and extend their periods of authorized stay in the United States to conferring resident alien status upon aliens to naturalizing aliens, thereby conferring the most precious honor our nation can bestow upon an alien, United States citizenship.

I stated that unfortunately I am not convinced that this critical mission will be well served by Mr. Gonzalez at the helm of USCIS (United States Citizenship and Immigration Services). His background shows a total lack of experience with immigration and law enforcement and, in fact, is an internationalist. The critical operation he would be responsible for, should he be confirmed, is a major component of border security. While much attention has been paid to the Border Patrol little attention has been paid to the enforcement of the immigration laws from within the interior of the United States and virtually no attention has been paid to how our nation adjudicates applications for immigration benefits and especially residency and United States citizenship. If we were able to make the borders of our nation totally impervious to illegal aliens we will remain at risk as long as we permit aliens involved in crime and terrorism to 'lawfully' remain in the United States. We will be especially at risk if we confer resident alien status upon aliens and especially United States citizenship.

In March of 2002 I testified before the House Subcommittee on Immigration and Border Security at a hearing that focused on how, precisely 6 months after the horrific attacks of September 11, 2001, the former INS issued authorization to two of the dead terrorists to change the schools that they had been admitted to attend! Realize that by then the entire world knew that these two 'students' were terrorists and were also quite dead! Yet this did not stop the INS from granting them authority to change schools! The 911 Commission came to the conclusion that the incompetence of the former INS greatly contributed to the 19 terrorists being able to enter the United States and then embed themselves in our country as they prepared to carry out what would be the worst act of terrorism ever committed in our country since its inception.

I am again extremely concerned that the person who is to be put in charge of this truly pivotal agency has no experience and, in fact, has worked for a firm known as Tew Cardenas LLP. Please click on this link to see how the firm that previously employed Mr. Gonzalez describes his position with that organization:
http://www.tewlaw.com/CM/ProfessionalDirectory/EmilioTGonzalez.asp

It is also worthwhile checking out their website to see the areas of concern that this firm has. You can see the website that I am speaking about by clicking on the following link:
http://www.tewlaw.com/CM/GlobalAndGovernmentAffairs/GlobalAndGovernmentAffairs119.asp

I have found that among the statements made on their website that concerns me considering that Mr. Gonzalez had been an employee of that law firm is the passage I have attached below:

Global and Federal Government Affairs

The mission of the Tew Cardenas Global and Government Affairs Practice is to provide our clients with a full range of global and federal government relations service. We rely on the experience of our principals to offer strategic advice and access to foreign governments, corporations, universities, trade associations, and others to help them seek resolution to their objectives. We strive to achieve exceptional client value.

The Washington, DC office of Tew Cardenas includes attorneys, policy specialists and other professionals with many years of distinguished government service experience. We serve as advocates in both international and federal government relations and as business development specialists within the U.S. and throughout the world in both the public and private sectors. We help clients achieve their goals by working with decision-makers in Washington, D.C. and in capitals throughout the world. Tew Cardenas professionals understand how governments work and more importantly what makes them work well for clients.

Our bilingual, bicultural law firm delivers unparalleled services to clients combined with the invaluable cultural knowledge needed to make effective and innovative connections between governments and businesses. Our international expertise helps clients, including foreign governments, navigate the political and policy corridors of Washington, DC.

The Tew Cardenas Global and Government Affairs Practice also provides direct lobbying through personal contacts with key decision makers in the White House, Congress, and federal and regulatory agencies to either create opportunities or solve problems.

With sophisticated and experienced understanding of public policy and international affairs, we are able to develop and implement government relations campaigns to pursue economic, diplomatic and public policy initiatives on behalf of our domestic and foreign clients.

It is my opinion that our nation needs to have effective leaders in key positions who have real-world experience with the issues that they will deal with. Agencies that are involved with components of national security should be lead by executives who clearly understand what needs to be done to secure our nation. The agency charged with the adjudication of applications for immigration benefits needs a leader who has immigration/law enforcement experience. It appears that Mr. Gonzalez lacks this experience. The President and members of his administration have been quick to point out that we are continuing to wage a war on terror. We certainly "get it" it would be terrific if the administration would demonstrate that it understands what is truly needed.

I have no knowledge about Mr. Gonzalez other than the information I have been able to glean from news media accounts about him and the pieces I have retrieved by going on line. He may well be a true "American success story" and a credit to his family. However, I believe that his having worked for a firm that specializes in lobbying government and by not having a background in immigration law is at the least disconcerting. Many years ago, when I first became a special agent I had a boss who was in charge of the investigations branch of the New York District Office of the INS. He used to end each meeting with the agents be stating, "...it is not enough to not engage in wrong doing, as federal agents you must never even give the illusion of doing wrong." Integrity requires that in addition to following all of the laws and rules governing ethics that the leaders of an agency along with his/her subordinates be perceived as being beyond reproach. Mr. Gonzalez's background leaves me concerned."

Wednesday, November 23, 2005

Immigration And Disease: It's Enough To Make You Sick

American Daily
http://www.americandaily.com/article/3364

Immigration And Disease: It's Enough To Make You Sick By Robert Klein Engler (11/21/03)

Uncontrolled and illegal immigration to the United States causes many problems for the nation. Just the tax revenues spent on welfare programs, education, health care, and housing for illegal immigrants is enough to make one question our immigration policies. Now, we can add another problem and cost associated with illegal immigration: illegal immigrants can make you sick.

According to an article at newsobserver.com and other news sources, a deadly Pennsylvania hepatitis outbreak has spread panic among many residents of the area. ''More than 500 people got sick and three have died from this hepatitis outbreak.'' Charles Sheehan, writing for the Associated Press, claims that ''The nation's biggest known outbreak of hepatitis A is causing such a panic that people are lining up by the thousands for antibody shots and no longer eating out.''

Health investigators are looking into whether contaminated produce--perhaps scallions from Mexico--may have caused the outbreak at the Chi Chi's restaurant in the Beaver Valley Mall, about 25 miles northwest of Pittsburgh. ''We're very concerned. It's very serious and we've sent a team of people out there to assist,'' said CDC spokesman David Daigle.

According to yet another article on station WPIX Pittsburgh's web site, ''In light of the hepatitis A outbreak from a Center Township restaurant, Chi-Chi's has pulled green onions from its menu nationwide as a precaution. As far as the investigation into the Chi-Chi's outbreak, the virus has been identified as the 'Mexican Strain.' '' Health officials reported, ''Workers may have contaminated food by failure to follow basic hygiene in cleaning hands after using the bathroom.''

The U. S. is not alone in its fight against illegal immigration and disease. Illegal Chinese immigrants to Europe are bringing to that continent malaria. Even Thailand has problems with diseases brought in with immigrants from Burma. The biological clock is ticking and a world health crisis is looming. Because the U. S. suffers more immigration than any country in the world, our health problems are growing faster. Certainly, the potential for biological disaster has come to the notice of terrorists and Al Qaeda.

Although the out break of Hepatitis A in Pennsylvania is the largest in U. S. history, it is just the tip of the iceberg in so far as disease and immigration is concerned. Frosty Wooldridge in his many articles reports that, ''Thousands carry head lice, leprosy, tuberculosis, and hepatitis A, B, and C into the U. S. Tuberculosis, five years ago, was almost nonexistent in the USA. A school in Sebewaing, Michigan, reported 30 children and four teachers had tested positive for tuberculosis infections.''

Wooldridge goes on to add, ''In the past four years, 16,000 cases of multi drug resistant (MDR) TB, which was formerly endemic ONLY to Mexico, crossed over the borders inside the bodies of illegal aliens. These adults and their children have spread out across the country to work in fast foods and harvesting. Another outbreak occurred in Austin, Minnesota, where eight police officers tested positive for tuberculosis.'' A similar outbreak reportedly occurred in Portland, Maine where 28 tested positive for tuberculosis.

And the list gets even longer: ''Leprosy totaled 900 cases in the USA in the past 40 years. In the past three years, according to a report from the New York Times in February, 2003, leprosy has infected over 7,000 people in the United States. It was brought in by illegal immigrants from India, Brazil, Mexico, and the Caribbean. Leprosy spreads by infected illegal aliens working in fast food, dish washing and hotels."

Then there is Chagas Disease. This disease ''is brought directly from Mexico and Latin America where it has infected over 18,000,000 people. One can contract it by eating uncooked food contaminated with infected feces of the Vinchuca Bug. It crosses over the border in the bodies of an average of 2,200 illegal aliens daily.''

Disease transmission by immigration is not limited to just the states that border Mexico. As far north as Kentucky and Illinois, problems of disease and immigrants are to be found. A Kentucky state legislator blamed illegal Hispanic immigrants for spreading disease in Kentucky and draining the shelves of local food charities. Illegal immigrants whom Kentucky State Representative Fred Nesler described as ''mostly your Mexicans'' have caused problems in his Western Kentucky district. He said, ''Whenever they come into a community, those people bring quite a bit of disease with them.''

In northern Virginia, state health authorities announced that ''tuberculosis continues to rise'' and that ''immigration is fueling the spread.'' According to the Washington Post, this strain of TB is the drug resistant strain (Washington Post, March 18, 2002). The state Health Department released figures showing an increase of nearly 5 percent in TB cases in the state between 2000 and 2001, and 57 percent of the increase occurred in northern Virginia itself.

As the Washington Post explained, ''Health officials say the rise of TB ... is largely a consequence of the migration of people from parts of the world where the disease is common. It is thought that two-thirds of the cases of TB brought into the United States originated in just three countries: Mexico, the Philippines, and Vietnam.''

A study by the Federation for American Immigration Reform in the St. Louis Business Journal (August 20, 2003) reports that Missouri spends about $21.4 million a year and Illinois spends $484 million a year to educate school-aged illegal immigrants. The report goes on to state that, ''The money spent in Illinois is enough to supply healthcare to every person under the poverty line for two years or to supply financial aid to the nearly 34,000 college students denied it.''' Clearly, illegal immigration is lowering the standard of living of all American citizens.

Writing in the National Review, James R. Edwards cites the dramatic increase in diseases immigrants bring to the United States. He states, ''TB is especially prevalent in Mexicans....Mexican immigrants have an infection rate of 35.5 cases per 100,000, far above the native-born rate.'' Edwards then goes on to ask, ''Does America have the resolve to safeguard public health first, even at the risk of being politically incorrect? Do American taxpayers willingly accept the additional burden of the costs mass immigration places on the nation's healthcare system?''

The answer to Edwards' question is, ''No.'' It is obvious there is no desire or resolve to safeguard public health in either political party. Nor do the politicians want to do anything about illegal immigration, especially illegal immigration from Mexico. What is lacking here is a long term vision of what is good for the U. S. Instead, everyone is looking at short term political or economic gains.

A solution to the problems of illegal immigration probably will hurt some people in the short run. That is the pain that precedes a cure. Some families may be broken up and some decent, hardworking people sent back to a country that has no jobs for them. Nevertheless, in the long run, policies that deport illegal immigrants will benefit the U. S. These policies may even force Mexico, among other nations, to get their house in order. But because there is short term pain for a long term benefit, politicians will stay away from doing anything to solve the immigration mess and its attending public health problems. The problem of illegal immigration and disease will just grow worse. It's enough to make you sick!


Saturday, November 19, 2005

Riots in France offer wake-up call to U.S.

Jewish World Review Nov. 17, 2005 / 15 Mar-Cheshvan, 5766

Riots in France offer wake-up call to U.S.

By Victor Davis Hanson





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http://www.JewishWorldReview.com | If the controlled French economy grew at a rate comparable to America's, then most of the rioting youths of the Paris suburbs would probably have otherwise been too tired after coming home from work.


If France tried to be a multiracial society — more like the United States, whose secretary of state and attorney general are minorities — then there would not have been such a racial component to the class resentment.


If the rioters were not almost exclusively from Muslim backgrounds, then there would not have been yet another extremist dimension to the sectarian tension.


If France were not a post-colonial nation, then there would not be the resentment of third-class immigrants from its former provinces.


Sadly, those are too many ifs — even for what Prime Minister Dominique de Villepin calls France's "Gallic genius." In truth, the rioting was a perfect storm whose remedy requires restructuring of the French economy, racial enlightenment, honesty about radical Islam and tough new immigration policies.


Yet we Americans should not console ourselves that we are entirely immune from such failures, as if the rioting in South Central Los Angeles is now ancient history. In fact, the United States is also vulnerable to at least some of the same types of French economic and social precursors to violence.


So we should consider the French disaster a wake-up call. A nation cannot exist without shared values and a sense of common mission. We forgot that in the 1960s, when we encouraged racial separatism as a means of rectifying past discrimination. That kind of identity politics has proven a near-disaster. A salad bowl in place of the melting pot will, at the worst, turn America into something like the Balkans, and at best ensure separatism along the lines of Quebec — or France.


Instead, the United States should return to its former ideal of a multiracial society under the inclusive aegis of Western culture. True, Americans are enriched by cultural diversity in food, fashion and the arts. Yet our core American values of democracy, human rights, private property, a free economy, an unfettered press and unbridled inquiry are not optional or up for discussion. In others words, we succeed precisely because we are the antithesis of a tribal Mexico, unfree China, intolerant Islamic Middle East — or socialist and statist France.


Yet large areas of central Los Angeles, rural California, New Orleans and Washington, D.C., have become de facto apartheid communities like the French suburbs, with segregated concentrations of either illegal aliens from Mexico, unassimilated first-generation Hispanics or impoverished African-Americans.


One remedy is a return to the assimilation, integration and intermarriage of the past that once characterized the success of most immigrants who arrived in the United States prior to the rise of ethnic separatism of the 1960s. Unfortunately, abstract deference in white America to racial tribalism often serves as psychological cover for an unwillingness to live among, or send one's children to school with, the "other."


In turn, racialist groups like La Raza, the Chicano group MEChA ("Por La Raza todo. Fuera de La Raza nada.") and the Congressional Black Caucus go well beyond ethnic pride to polarize Americans of all backgrounds. Their heyday of 1960s ethnic triumphalism as a remedy for the old white racism has come and gone — and we should say goodbye to both for good.


The English language is our common bond. More than ever it is the first bridge between widely diverse immigrants. Bilingual education and a multiplicity of languages in official documents have not only proved wasteful but also eroded first-generation immigrants' facility in English, the sole language that can guarantee them economic security.


Guest workers are yet another bad idea. We see that from the bitter experience of helots in France and Germany — and our own past. Modern "bracero" temporary laborers will only breed lasting resentment — "good enough to work here, but not enough to stay" — and depress the wages of poorer citizens.


Our immigration policy is in chaos. We have millions of illegal aliens, thousands of whom are in our penal system. Our borders are less secure than France's. There is not even a Mediterranean Sea between America and the source of most illegal entrants.


Instead of allowing in so many illegally, and then ignoring them as they fend for themselves, America should take in far fewer immigrants, ensure that all come legally, and with rudimentary English and knowledge of the United States. And then we must all work together at rapidly making them into full-fledged fellow citizens.


There is a final lesson from France. Paris might proclaim itself a beacon of global liberality, but beneath that veneer it has been exposed as a simmering apartheid city. So take note: Everyday behavior toward one another — not utopian rhetoric or sloganeering about "diversity" — is all that matters in the end.


The United States is hardly France. But as a similarly affluent Western country where immigrants flock, sometimes fail and then often brood, we run the risk of becoming more like France if we don't return to the inclusivity that once worked and abandon the separatism that increasingly has not.

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Wednesday, November 16, 2005

News you missed - Immigration



R.I.P. Latino Heat! We'll miss you Eddie Guerrero !

11/15/06 WWE wrestling star Eddie Guerrero was found dead in his hotel room.

We didn't write this for some time after the news, because knowing Vince McMahon he might be pulling just another stunt. Wishful thinking. This bright star and talented athelete is gone.

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Siskiyou County California, Nov.16, 2005. Several illegal aliens (part of Mexican drug cartel) were indicted on charges of growing marijuana in national forests. These invaders will be "guests" of the local jail for 6 months and then they will be tried in federal court. Realize the county is a tiny one and now the jail will not be available for home grown criminals. This will set the finances of this small county back for months. www.ktvl.com
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KTVL, Channel 10, Medford, Oregon

Rights of Foreigners Case
November 9, 2005 - 11:52AM
A case involving a man who shot a Medford police officer is headed to the US Supreme Court. The issue is the rights of foreigners in criminal cases.

In December of 1999, Moises Sanchez-Llamas got into a shootout with police and shot and wounded Officer Scott Clausen. Sanchez-Llamas was convicted of attempted murder and sentenced to nearly 20 years in prison.

Sanchez-Llamas is a Mexican citizen and claims his pretrial statements to police shouldn't have been allowed as evidence because he was not told of his right to contact the Mexican Consulate.
http://www.ktvl.com/engine.pl?station=ktvl&id=10689&template=doesitwork.html
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"The candidate who does something about the border situation will be the next person in The White House." --Rush Limbaugh
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"Nothing is more expensive than cheap labor," professor Vernon Briggs, labor economist Cornell University in New York, told state House and Senate members assigned to a joint committee to consider how illegal workers are impacting Oklahoma's labor market.
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1521227/posts
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FBI chief warns of aliens from al-Qaida-tied nations
16 posted on 11/10/2005 10:20:55 AM PST by ravingnutter
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1519538/posts
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Take this poll!

http://www.nbcsandiego.com/news/5236717/detail.html

Should a fence be built along the entire U.S.-Mexico border?

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Yes 1030 91%

No 98 9%
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The American people will never knowingly adopt socialism, but under the name of liberalism they will adopt every fragment of the socialist program until one day America will be a socialist nation without ever knowing how it happened."
-- Norman Thomas, six-time Socialist Party presidential candidate and one of the founders of the ACLU.
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Friday, November 11, 2005

Border overwhelmed, GOP lawmakers testify

http://www.alipac.us/modules.php? name=Forums&file=viewtopic&t=12393

Panel explores effects of illegal immigration By EUNICE MOSCOSO Cox News Service Friday, November 11, 2005 Washington —

Illegal immigrants are overwhelming hospitals, sheriff's departments, jails and courts in border communities, Republican lawmakers testified Thursday.

"Gangs and drug traffickers can easily overwhelm small, local law enforcement departments," said Rep. Henry Bonilla, whose Texas district includes 700 miles of the U.S.- Mexico border. "Imagine if this was happening in your town. You might feel under siege."

Bonilla told a House panel that border areas are also experiencing an "invasion" of immigrants from countries other than Mexico, including some from nations that the United States monitors for possible terrorist activity.

As of October, 146,000 non-Mexican illegal immigrants had crossed the border this year, he said.

Rep. Steve Pearce (R-N.M.) testified that in his district, the Border Patrol has apprehended two illegal immigrants from Afghanistan, two from Indonesia, nine from Iran and one from Syria over the past two years.

In addition, he said, small sheriff's departments in his district are increasingly called on to assist in catching illegal immigrants and spend a quarter of their operating budgets assisting the Border Patrol.

At the hearing of the House subcommittee on immigration, border security and claims, some lawmakers cautioned against scapegoating immigrants.

"I know many blame immigrants for all of our nation's ills, but the statistics I see and the people I meet ? reflect an entirely different perspective," said Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-Ill.).

Immigrant workers — both legal and illegal — make up more than 25 percent of factory workers in Chicago and almost half of the blue-collar, service-related and unskilled jobs there, he said.

"It is not an exaggeration to say that our city would grind to a halt without these workers," Gutierrez added.

The hearing was the first in a series to explore the effects and costs of illegal immigration on crime, medical care, schools and government programs.

Future hearings will include testimony from lawmakers from North Carolina, Georgia and other states that have experienced large increases in immigration over the past several years.

The hearing also addressed the potential threat of a terrorist attack as a result of poor immigration security and control. Bonilla cited two newspaper articles pointing to terrorist plots to infiltrate the United States through the porous Southern border.

But John P. Clark, deputy assistant secretary of Immigration and Customs Enforcement, said in an interview that there is no evidence to suggest that terrorists have tried to enter the United States through Mexico.

Gutierrez and other lawmakers said the only solution to the immigration problem is to allow illegal immigrants to come out of the shadows and apply for legal work permits.

President Bush is pushing a temporary worker plan and several proposals have been introduced in Congress. But the issue has split Republicans — with some favoring some type of "guest worker" program and others strongly opposed to giving visas to people who have broken the law to enter the United States.

Other immigration proposals also have been introduced, including a measure by Rep. Duncan Hunter (R-Calif.), chairman of the House Armed Services Committee, to build a 2,000-mile, high-tech security fence along the border with Mexico. _________________

Wednesday, November 09, 2005

American Worker Displacement Soars In October


Hispanic employment rose by a whopping 212,000 positions in October while only 2,000 new jobs were created for non-Hispanics. In percentage terms the Hispanic job count rose by 1.137 percent, or 569-times the miniscule 0.002 percent growth in non-Hispanic jobs.

These national figures are from the Household Survey of employment, announced Friday, which is blithely ignored by most of the media. Mainstream Media pundits focus primarily on the Payroll Survey, which reports total employment—56,000 jobs created in October according to it—but offers no details on race or ethnicity of the job recipients.

They can run from the displacement story, but they can’t hide. An article on the front page of Friday’s New York Times reports on the “overt hostility” Louisianans feel toward “…the army of Latino workers who appear to be doing much of the dirtiest cleanup work, often in the employ of those big companies, and often for less money than local workers might insist on.”

Senator Mary Landrieu called “for an investigation of federal contractors, whom she said were hiring ‘low-wage undocumented workers.’” [In Louisiana, Worker Influx Causes Ill Will . by Leslie Eaton, November 4, 2005]

This raises an obvious question: How much of October’s American Worker Displacement is Katrina-Rita-Wilma related? Unfortunately, we do not have Household Survey results by state. (We’re looking into it, though.) We do know, however, that displacement has been a fixture in the American labor force for years.

October’s Hispanic job pop pushed VDARE.COM’s American Worker Displacement Index (VDAWDI) up to a record 115.0, up from 113.7 in September. [See chart.] This was the greatest monthly increase since March 2004—a period when the non-Hispanic job total was actually shrinking. The VDAWDI index measures the ratio of Hispanic to non-Hispanic employment growth since the start of the Bush Administration in January 2001. The Hispanic workforce is heavily immigrant and can be used as a proxy for overall immigration.

Edwin S. Rubenstein (email him) is President of ESR Research Economic Consultants in Indianapolis.

http://www.libertypost.org/cgi-bin/readart.cgi?ArtNum=116205

Sunday, November 06, 2005

What is a Colonia? THE THIRD WORLD IN THE USA

(Photo Entrance to Colonia Roma, Reynosa. )


(Photos: Texas Colonias)



Red dots along the Texas-Mexico border show locations of colonias. Texas A&M University in College Station is approximately 380 miles (eight hours by car) from Brownsville, where Cameron Park colonia is located. COEP members make the trip by airplane.



What is a Colonia? THE THIRD WORLD IN THE USA

Texas Secretary of State's Definition:

The term "colonia," in Spanish means a community or neighborhood. The Office of the Secretary of State defines a "colonia" as a residential area along the Texas-Mexico border that may lack some of the most basic living necessities, such as potable water and sewer systems, electricity, paved roads, and safe and sanitary housing.

In recent years the Texas-Mexico border region has experienced an explosion of growth in population and industrial activity. Although growth has resulted in economic opportunities, it has also intensified the environmental health and social challenges.

Among the border states, Texas has the largest number of colonias approximately 1,800 communities, with more than 500,000 residents. Sixty-five percent of all residents, and 85% of residents under the age of 18, were born in the United States. (aka Anchor babies) These Americans live in extreme poverty and often are unaware of the services that the United States and Texas can provide for them. Education is a key to addressing the problems faced by colonia residents, but reaching out to these communities poses unique challenges that require unique approaches.

Ninety-eight percent of the residents are Hispanic and speak little or no English.

(see photos - http://www-apps.niehs.nih.gov/outreach-education/News/spotarch/spot0503.cfm)

Welcome to the Colonias Home Page
"One of government’s chief responsibilities is to help Texans with the greatest needs. The Secretary of State’s Ombudsman Program is a central part of our initiatives to assist needy Texans living in colonias. The program is helping to provide better roads, bring water and wastewater infrastructure to areas that lack these basic services, and improve the quality of life for some of Texas’ neediest citizens." - Governor Rick Perry

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Saturday, November 05, 2005

Posts of the Day-Best of the Web-Paris Burns/Immigration

Paris France Burns - immigrant riots

But the fact is, MANY muslims go to other countries, and demand that that country adapt to service them as muslims and that is NOT appropriate and NOT acceptable. Make no mistake. If SOMEONE comes to America or ANY western democratic country THEY are obligated to adapt THEMSELVES to life in America or whatever country, America is NOT obligated to adapt itself to THEIR CHOICE to be muslim. THAT is NON-NEGOTIABLE! And if muslims don't like that, they can feel free to go to one of the 55 muslim nations in the world and live there. THAT is why france is in flames right now. They didn't demand that muslims coming there respect french law and customs, instead, they allowed them to come enmasse and turn their neighborhoods into little meccas and medinas. Understand?
322 posted on 11/05/2005 1:48:52 PM PST by Allen H

To: Gatún(CraigIsaMangoTreeLawyer)

Bush is down there to announce another step in the 'integration of the hemisphere' deal. You'd think the man in the street would be thrilled, especially when he looks at the end result to come....free trade and free travel throughout the hemisphere. Come and go as you please. Whether the average American will be thrilled is another matter,(since we're dispensing with American sovereignty and control of our borders, etc.), but you'd think the South and Central American 'street' would be ecstatic. Idiots.

328 posted on 11/05/2005 1:53:52 PM PST by hershey

To: Dane; axes_of_weezles; vik
“Your above still doesn't solve your quandry of why islamicists in France are throwing bricks, while Christian Hispanics are laying them.”

Bricks.

Dane, I don’t think I can prove you wrong about the bricks. Don’t recall a story about them throwing bricks. Frozen water bottles have been used against elderly US citizens. The Border Patrol is being shot at and having rocks thrown at them on a daily basis. Several police officers dead along with thousands of American citizens. 95% of the outstanding murder warrants in LA are for illegals. Citizen land owners on the border have lived for years in a war zone 24/7. Then there are those pictures that you and everyone else has seen on FR of their trail of disaster and burning the American Flag in California. Many of them show Muslims standing beside hispanics in their protests for their “rights” as illegals.

But, no, don’t recall any bricks.

http://www.immigrationshumancost.org/

339 posted on 11/05/2005 2:00:44 PM PST by WatchingInAmazement (You can’t tell someone much about a boxing glove until it hits them in the face.)

An appeaser is one who feeds a crocodile - hoping it will eat him last. Sir Winston Churchill British politician (1874 - 1965)
351 posted on 11/05/2005 2:13:32 PM PST by Buffettfan



http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1516323/posts?q=1&&page=301

Friday, November 04, 2005

The Month Of October Documentry - Citizens Under Siege

The Month Of October documentry - Citizens Under Siege

Lou Dobbs Broken Borders is a Must See Tonight!
His guests are producers of the yet to be realeased film, The Month Of October, filmed on the US/Mexica border. Their strongest point was the literal battlefield that US citizens endure daily. It was an eye opener for them to see the constant influx of large groups of aliens instead of an occasional stragler.
Full Transcript available later at:
http://www.cnn.com/CNN/Programs/lou.dobbs.tonight/

Take Lou’s active poll!

Do you find it absurd that babies born to illegal aliens in the United States are granted all the rights and privileges of citizenship?

Yes 86% 6456 votes

No 14% 1094 votes

Total: 7550 votes (1:45pm pacific 11/05/05

http://www.cnn.com/CNN/Programs/lou.dobbs.tonight/

http://towncriernews.blogspot.com/

Posts of the Day-Best of the Web-Immigration

With all the talk of reconquista I recently spent a night reading up on California history:

California was a remote province of Spain (1769 – 1822) and then Mexico (1822 - 1846).

Father Junipero Sierra was early California's most famous resident, he is remembered for establishing a string of Franciscan missions that eventually reached from San Diego to Santa Rosa. California was so far off the beaten path in those days that San Francisco Bay hadn't been discovered until Father Sierra's first expedition of 1769.

Life wasn't so easy, there were numerous Indian uprisings and from approximately 1800 to 1830 the Anza trail from Mexico to California was largely cut off due to hostile Indian attacks. This along with an extremely poor Mexican economy after their War of Independence effectively isolated most of the province from overland travel.

The main source of currency during these years were cow hides, which were also known as California dollars. The economy was based on a number of large 50,000 acre ranches that had been built on the Spanish land grants, there were also the missions, the several presidios and the occasional ships that stopped by to pick up the cow hides and tallow. Records indicate that "in 1828, the revenue generated from the hide and tallow trade in San Diego was $34,000—nearly six times that at San Francisco."

One report that struck me was from an early tourist who noted that they had no schools and that the now famous California wine tasted sour. Another was from a pioneer who had just arrived at Sutter's fort after having travelled overland in the 1840s, he noted how pleasantly surprised he was when offered a cup of hot English coco - surprised that "coco had been able to be imported such a great distance."

The Mexican government had a program where if you committed a crime you were given a choice, you could either go to prison or relocate to California, so it must of been a pretty wild frontier situation.

When the Mexican-American War broke out in 1846 it was estimated that the state had a non-indigenous population of around 10,000. A good percentage of California's non-indigenous inhabitants were European/American by this time while the original settlers were Spanish, African and Indian mix. There was also a notable Russian population with some British (Hudson's Bay Company) settlements in the Northern part of the state. The largest town in California when the U.S. took over was the state capitol at Monterrey, which had an estimated population of 810 at the time.

Here is an interesting accout of life in Mexican California:
http://www.millvalleyhistoricalsociety.org/history-of-early-mill- valley.html

Remember Goliad posted on 2005-11-02
http://www.libertypost.org/cgi-bin/readart.cgi?ArtNum=115377&Disp=20#C20

AND

To: AmishDude
"A literalist can't help but conclude that citizenship is conferred by birth on US soil."

Couldn't disagree more.

"As it turns out "all persons" was merely "all American citizens," as evidenced by the man wrote the fourteenth's citizenship clause, Sen. Jacob Howard of Michigan:

This amendment which I have offered [citizenship clause to the fourteenth amendment] is simply declaratory of what I regard as the law of the land already, that every person born within the limits of the United States, and subject to their jurisdiction, is by virtue of natural law and national law a citizen of the United States. This will not, of course, include persons born in the United States who are foreigners, aliens, who belong to the families of ambassadors or foreign ministers accredited to the Government of the United States, but will include every other class of persons. It settles the great question of citizenship and removes all doubt as to what persons are or are not citizens of the United States. This has long been a great desideratum in the jurisprudence and legislation of this country.[10]

http://idexer.com/articles/newt_14th.htm
256 posted on 11/04/2005 by moehoward

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1515559/posts?q=1&&page=251

Tuesday, November 01, 2005

Assaults Soaring Against Border Patrol

From Tucson TV station KOLD News 13, Nov.1,2005

http://www.kold.com/Global/story.asp?S=4053733&nav=14RT

Assaults Soaring Against Border Patrol

By Som Lisaius, KOLD News 13

Nationwide, assaults against Border Patrol agents are up considerably. Though here in the Tucson sector, they've more than doubled in the last year. Everything from rocks, to guns to moving vehicles. The figures are startling. Believe it or not, the Border Patrol saw it coming.

"What it means is that we're getting operational control. We're dealing with a very frustrated smuggler." Border Patrol Agent Jose Garza is referring to a trend that--on the surface--may be a bit misleading. That is, increased violence against agents along the border.

In fiscal year 2005, which just ended Sept. 30th, Tucson sector agents were assaulted 246 times. That's more than double 2004's total of 118 assaults. All this while apprehensions were down some 13 percent: 432,000 in 2005, compared to 491,000 in 2004.

Still--despite the statistics--Border Patrol officials say the news is good. And that a record 2500 agents are making a difference with the highest drug seizure (490,000 pounds) total in sector history.

"The increased operational control we're gaining in the Tucson sector, it's making it very difficult to get their illicit cargo--so that's why we're seeing this frustration and they're trying to avoid arrest."

Assaults against Border Patrol agents are one thing, though it's the kind of assaults that's causing so much concern. Indeed a rock can do a lot of damage, but a moving vehicle can do a whole lot more. Unfortunately, a bullet can too.

Over the last year, shootings and vehicular assaults against Border Patrol agents have more than tripled: 2005, 32 shootings, 29 vehicular assaults; 2004, nine shootings, nine vehicular assaults.

Thrown rocks are still responsible for the majority of assaults against agents. But because many of these incidents occur outside the city--in more isolated, rural areas--smugglers are using more violent means of getting away. But Agent Garza says the Border Patrol is ready.

"They know the aspects of our job, how dangerous it is...and they're highly trained to deal with it," Agent Garza says. "But we have seen a steady increase --and we expect it...because like I said, we're doing a lot more encounters."

Even with the recent surge in violence-- good news is, no agents were killed this year in the Tucson sector. Two were wounded in a Nogales last spring. They both survived. Not since 1998 has a Tucson agent lost his life in the line of duty.