News you missed - Immigration- The New McCarthyism
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Social Security 'Totalization' - Examining a Lopsided Agreement with Mexico Panel Discussion
Cong. Dana Rohrbacher: "Add to this the new McCarthyism, I call it, which is, every time one attempts to discuss the immigration issue in an open and honest way, even with a loving heart, they end up being called racists, and thus, people – honest people are afraid, and good people are afraid to even discuss the issue of illegal immigration into this country."
Sat, Sep. 16, 2006 McClatchy Newspapers
WASHINGTON -- The government has spent $900 million on a database to track foreign travelers. When they arrive in the United States, their fingerprints and photographs are logged electronically into a computer database and their names are checked against criminal records and terrorist watch lists.
But 10 years after Congress first ordered the US-VISIT system, the Homeland Security Department hasn't set up a way for the same visa-holders to check out when they leave the country, so officials still don't know how many of them stay in the country illegally.
"Right now we really just have an expensive super-duper, high-tech entry system that doesn't make much sense to have," Stock said.
The gap in information helps fuel criticism of the Bush administration's proposed foreign guest worker program. Opponents question how authorities would keep tabs on perhaps millions of new temporary workers if they can't keep track of tourists, students and business executives.
"No matter what anybody feels about immigration, I think most people would agree that we should have a sense of who is authorized to be in the country and who isn't," said Jessica Vaughan, a senior policy analyst for the Center for Immigration Studies, a research center that advocates tougher immigration enforcement.[snip]
The number of Hispanic radio stations in the United States grew from 645 in 2003 to 839 this year, according to Arbitron.
In five years, the number of local Hispanic TV stations in the U.S. grew by 56% from 87 stations to 151.
"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."
Senator Jacob Howard,
co-author of the citizenship clause of the 14th Amendment, 1866.
"Those people who will not be governed by God will be ruled by tyrants." – William Penn
This is how they do it (you can quote me):
MIGRATE / CONJUGATE / COPULATE / DOMINATE