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

"NO COUNTRY CAN SURVIVE WITHOUT BORDERS"

"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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William Wilberforce, the British parliamentarian and abolitionist, told his colleagues, “Having heard all of this, you may choose to look the other way, but you can never say again that you did not know.”

Saturday, January 27, 2007

Bush Admin. issues Thousands more H1B Visas than allowed by law!

Duncan Hunter will stop this nonsense! http://www.gohunter08.com/

CNN Lou Dobbs Tonight Aired 1/27/2007

DOBBS: The United States citizenship and immigration service finally released its report to Congress on the H1B guest worker visa program. But Congress still hasn't seen fit to release that report to the public, perhaps because the numbers are much higher than the government has authorized.

BILL TUCKER, CNN CORRESPONDENT: The number of H1B visas an existing guest worker program for skilled workers is capped by Congress at 65,000. Another 20,000 foreign students who graduate from American universities with advanced degrees are also eligible for the visa.

That's 85,000 visas a year. But the United States Citizenship and Immigration Service approved 116,927 applications in 2005. It approved 130,497 in 2004.

The reports in 2004 and 2005 were not released until November 20th of last year. A release date that activists find disturbing.

JOHN MIANO, ATTORNEY: I think it's odd that it occurred after the election. Somewhat suspicious that while there were bills pending to have an H1B increase, that the information about the actual numbers of H1B visas was not available.
TUCKER: A spokesman for USCIS admits the reports were late, but he calls the oversight "honest," explaining that in the transitions from INS to the Department of Homeland Security they neglected to file the reports.

"We notified the oversight by a member of Congress. They quickly produced the reports."

Some critics see a pattern.

RON HIRA, ROCHESTER INST. OF TECHNOLOGY: There's been a pattern by the administration to -- to keep, you know, this data that they don't particularly want out bottled up, and we've seen this with the Commerce Department offshoring report, and we've seen it in other areas like NASA (ph) and the like.

TUCKER: And there is intrigue. These reports were obtained by LOU DOBBS TONIGHT, not off a Congress Web site, not from the House Subcommittee on Immigration, but off the Internet, where activists are distributing them by e-mail.

TUCKER: The reports are real. USCIS acknowledges publishing the reports and giving them to Congress in late November. But USCIS says it's not their job to distribute the reports to the public, that's up to Congress.

And, you know, Lou, it may serve in the congressional interests to not make the report widely available to the public, because there are some disturbing facts in that report, and Congress is about to take up debate on doubling that program again sometime this next couple of months.

DOBBS: Well, if they are going -- permitting -- I mean -- I mean, it's just mind-boggling. The program is under such intense criticism.

TUCKER: Right.

DOBBS: Just allowing employers to go over by 40 percent over the quotas, more than that, in point of fact, 40 to 70 percent, without effect -- the USCIS does not explain why it's not enforcing it, doesn't have the information, and is holding information back. And now Congress as well?

TUCKER: It gets better, actually, Lou, because when you talk to USCIS, they say, "It's not our responsibility to issue the visas. That falls to the State Department. We just approve the petitions."

DOBBS: And the relationship, of course, between the petition and the -- I mean, this is -- if the American people have not figured out that there is a corporatist agenda at work in this administration and throughout the bureaucracy, then I don't know what more we could possibly report.

And this Congress, whether Democratically controlled or not, has an absolute responsibility to ask, why aren't immigration laws being enforced? Why aren't the laws passed by this Congress being enforced? And the American people need to ask why does neither Congress nor the executive branch fulfill their duties, their constitutional duties?

It is remarkable what is happening in this country. It is on the verge of tragic.

TRACKBACK!

Tuesday, September 05, 2006

How many H1-B visas? The government won't tell you!

http://towncriernews.blogspot.com/2006/09/how-many-h1-b-visas-government-wont.html

Wednesday, January 24, 2007

Why & When workplace enforcement of illegal aliens stopped



Politicians count on constituent ignorance and poor memory. Anything over a 30 second soundbite gets by most of us. And just because a politician says today that immigration enforcement is important, doesn't mean he always felt that way.

Workplace raids by INS were frequent until the late 1990's. A spring 1998 sweep that targeted the Vidalia onion harvest in Georgia, and Operation Vanguard, a 1999 INS operation on meatpacking plants in Nebraska, Iowa and South Dakota, provide case studies of how the immigration laws fared when confronted by a coalition that included low-wage immigrant workers and the industries that hire them.

The Georgia raids netted 4,034 illegal immigrants, prompting other unauthorized workers to stay home.

Instead of being applauded for enforcing the law, the INS came under attack from Georgia's congressional delegation. Georgia's two senators and three of its House members, led by then-Sen. Paul Coverdell (R) and Rep. Jack Kingston (R), complained in a letter to Washington that the INS did not understand the needs of America's farmers. The raids stopped.

Sen. Paul Coverdell
condemned the INS for its "military-style" raid "against honest farmers," calling it "an indiscriminate and inappropriate use of extreme enforcement tactics."
He then insisted the INS not raid Georgia agricultural fields and crafted a ‘temporary work’ program for the state of Georgia with the INS that allowed undocumented workers to stay ‘legally’ in the U.S. The same has happened in other states like Oregon, and Washington at the insistence of their elected representatives.

Top agency officials issued a memo to field offices nationwide, telling them that they had to give employers 24 hours' warning before they launched future raids on their workplaces, and demanding that top officials in Washington be notified before any further raids were launched.

Before that incident, the INS had been arresting and deporting almost 1,500 illegal immigrants a month. By 2003 workplace arrests of illegal immigrants for the entire year totaled 445. In 2004, just three businesses nationwide were fined for employing illegal immigrants. In 1999, the United States initiated fines against 417 companies.

The Macon Telegraph described the episode, " Farmers and immigration officials came to terms on migrant labor issues Friday morning, ending the siege on Georgia's sweet onion fields. But a storm of criticism from the state's congressional delegation of the Immigration and Naturalization Service's action is brewing on the horizon. Eight members of Congress signed an angry letter Friday afternoon to three of the Clinton administration's top cabinet officers, blasting the INS for its timing"

"The opposition to enforcement was so great that it changed the direction the INS took," said Gordon Hanson, immigrant expert and economics professor at the University of California-San Diego.

Said Doris Meissner
, INS commissioner from 1993 to 2000: "Those things affect an agency's morale. You go out of your way to make it work, then it comes to nothing. Very demoralizing."

Operation Vanguard met a similar fate.
Nebraska's members of Congress at first called for tougher enforcement, recalled Mark Reed, then INS director of operations. But when the result shut down some plants, "all hell broke loose," he said.

Secretary of Agriculture Mike Johanns (R), who was governor at the time, appointed a task force to oppose the operation. Former governor Ben Nelson (D), now a U.S. senator, was hired as a lobbyist by meatpackers and ranchers. Sen. Chuck Hagel (R) pressured the Justice Department to stop.

Republican Rep. Jack Kingston has since stated "Employers in roofing and poultry and other areas will say, `Immigrants will work longer and harder,' " he said. Still, he has moved from being one of the 1998 defenders of the onion growers -- "For us, it was just constituent work," he said -- to becoming an outspoken proponent of get-tough immigrant proposals.
Now, he said he believes businesses should be required to verify an employee's legal status. He also is in favor of harsher penalties for employers who violate immigration laws.

He doesn't, however, think such sanctions will be part of any new bill.

"The business lobby," he said, "is too strong."

Lobbyist and White house guru, Grover Norquist, a force behind the verification weakening, said: "The idea was that our job is to enforce the present rules that don't work -- rather than change the rules."

Or in Norquist's case, just do away with any border/immigration enforcement.

By 2000, according to INS figures, the estimated number of illegal immigrants had risen to 7 million, from 3.5 million in 1990.

Sunday, January 21, 2007

WHAT IS AN ARMY? (The invasion of the USA)

From The US Border Patrol

http://www.usborderpatrol.com/Border_Patrol901_10.htm

Immigrant Effects, Part 10 (all 10 parts are amazing!)

The United States of America spent over forty years defending itself against a terrible foe. That foe was the Soviet Union.

The United States built 70,000 nuclear weapons of 65 different types to protect ourselves from a Soviet army of two million men. That two million man army was composed of Christians (the govenment leaders were definately not Christian) who were responsible for fine art, fine music, the first man in space and rockets to the moon.

What makes up an army? An army is made of men between the age of 15 and 35.

What comes across our border by the millions each year? Men between the ages of 15 and 35.

Afghan drug lords are now teamed with Mexican drug cartels to flood our cities with heroin. In Mexico, this Muslim Connnection to the drug cartels has brought beheadings to the streets of border towns. Many Mexican cities are now surrounded by Mexican Army troops and tanks -- all to quel the violence. The city of Tijuana had its entire 3,000 man police force disarmed and replaced with Mexican Federal Troops.

What we have below are two images. One is of an enemy we fought tooth and claw for seventy years nearly bankrupting our country. The other we today invite across our border with welfare, free medical care, and more. The centers of many American cities are now controlled by MS-13 and others of the most violent gangs in America's entire history. These gangs want to kill police and federal agents to rise in reputation among their own kind. Our prisons are now filled with a violent criminal class never seen before anywhere on earth.

In all of the 70 years of the Soviet Union -- including the years of the proxy war of Vietnam.-- they killed fewer Americans in total than Mexican Illegal Aliens do inside this country in a single year.

What is our Border Patrol to do when these people invade our country? Run and hide. This is the actual card carried by the U.S. Border Patrol which spells out in detail what they are to do when these Mexican gangs or the Mexican Army invade our country:

Monday, January 15, 2007

Best of the Web! News you missed-BORDER AGENTS!



48 hours of freedom left for 2 border patrol agents: Lady Justice weeps while illegal aliens laugh
canada free press ^ | January 15, 2007 | Douglas J. Hagmann
"If it can happen to them, it can happen to any one of us. It has definitely had an adverse affect on agents involved in border security." -Mark Parsons, President, Fraternal Order of Police in El Paso, Texas, Customs and Border Protection agent

By now, everyone in North America, and especially certain Mexicans are familiar with the case of two former Border Patrol agents convicted of causing serious bodily injury, assault with a deadly weapon, discharge of a firearm and violating the civil rights of a drug smuggler and illegal alien at the U.S. - Mexican border. Absent of a successful appeal or a presidential pardon, former agents Jose Alonso Compean and Ignacio Ramos will begin serving their 10-year-plus sentences in federal court this Wednesday.

Mr. Parsons stated that the aggressive prosecution, replete irregularities pertaining to the arrest and trial of the two agents, including but not limited to venue issues, restriction of exculpatory testimony and evidence, government corruption and jury misconduct "has made a lot of agents on the front lines 'gun shy' and afraid to do their jobs." He added that "if this can happen to agents Compean and Ramos, it can happen to any one of us." It is also sending a strong message to illegal aliens, drug smugglers, and potential terrorists illegally crossing the border into the U.S. everyday. Those involved in illegal border activities see this as a victory for them, endangers the safety and welfare of the officers on the front lines and compromises the safety and security of every man, woman and child in the U.S.

"Morale? What morale? It is as bad as I have ever seen it," stated Mr. Parsons describing the mood of agents fighting the battle at the border.


PLEASE!~ Call the whitehouse about the border agents Compean and Ramos. Since prisons filled with aliens this is a death sentence just for doing their jobs!

Comments: 202-456-1111
Switchboard: 202-456-1414
FAX: 202-456-2461


Please send your comments to comments@whitehouse.gov.

Department of Justice Main Switchboard - 202-514-2000

Office of the Attorney General - 202-353-1555

AskDOJ@usdoj.gov.


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They are just now figuring this out???

Rural U.S. areas better disaster ready

CHAMPAIGN, Ill., Jan. 15 (UPI) -- A University of Illinois study suggests rural U.S. areas are better prepared for disasters such as storms, earthquakes and terrorism than are urban areas. (duh!)

However, the study showed although rural residents may be more directly involved in responding to crisis, their location makes them more vulnerable.

Assistant Professor Courtney Flint and student Joanne Rinaldi interviewed 20 emergency coordinators across Illinois to determine what they are doing, what disasters they're prepared for and what they do between disasters.

"What we've learned so far is that in rural communities there is a tradition of being more self-reliant," said Flint. "They're off the grid, so that makes them check on each other more, but they are also uniquely situated, closer in some ways to the physical environment and more isolated, making them uniquely vulnerable."

While people in urban communities ask questions about liability, Flint says rural dwellers say, "We can't wait around for funding. If we need bandages, we'll just start ripping up old bed sheets."

"Farm families have to keep going," said Flint. "They are more prepared for disaster. They have generators, kerosene heaters, snow plows and other equipment."

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We do what we must, and call it by the best names. - Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Great minds discuss ideas, average minds discuss events, and small minds discuss people. - unknown

Duncan Hunter wins Ariz. GOP insider poll!



Monday, January 15, 2007

By Aaron Bruns
FoxNews
California Rep. Duncan Hunter won a Phoenix, Ariz., straw poll of GOP insiders. Sen. John McCain finished fourth in his home state and was named the most unacceptable presidential candidate.

Maricopa County, Arizona GOP Straw Poll Results

http://sonoranalliance.com/?p=599

First Choice for Presidential Candidate:
1 Hunter
2 Romney
3 Gingrich
4 McCain
5 Rice
6 Tancredo
7 Giuliani
8 Brownback
9 Huckabee
10 Hagel
11 Barbour
12 Pataki
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HUNTER visits New Hampshire!


Hunter pressing to chop long odds of presidential run
San Diego Tribune ^ | 1/15/07

MANCHESTER, N.H. – When the Rev. John Cerrato got the call asking if a congressman named Duncan Hunter could attend services at Cerrato's Baptist church here, he was understandably squeamish about turning his sanctuary into a presidential campaign zoo.

Rep. Duncan Hunter But when the campaign worker on the line assured the pastor that the San Diego-area lawmaker only wanted to worship on a recent Sunday, Cerrato agreed. Besides he'd never heard a whit about this man who is conducting a long-shot bid for the Republican presidential nomination next year.

It was Hunter's first trip to this early-primary election state, a place that tends to quickly separate the presidential wannabes from the contenders, where a respectable primary showing can translate into national name recognition and momentum. At the moment, the congressman is a decided dark horse, having won a mere 1 percent of support from Republican voters in recent national polls.

But Hunter's visit was a sign that he is serious about making a bid.[snip]

“I'm the only conservative candidate in the race,” said Hunter, as he sat in a worn red booth at Pappy's Pizza, a regular stop for presidential hopefuls. “I don't need consultants to give me a conservative image.”

Hunter's waitress at Pappy's Pizza complained privately that candidates come in day after day, hog her tables for hours, then leave piddling tips. But after Hunter and his son got up to leave, and the waitress discovered a $20 tip on her table, she gleefully called after the congressman: “Goodbye, Mr. President.”
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Interview with GARY BAUER

1/15/07

Q: Out of the candidates that are mentioned for the White House 08, which one is the most conservative (both fiscal and social)? Why?

A: Probably Rep. Duncan Hunter of California. He’s solid on the right to life, even introducing legislation to overturn Roe v. Wade. He was instrumental in getting a border fence built in Southern California during the Clinton administration and has championed an enforcement first approach to immigration reform. As a veteran and former chairman of the House Armed Services Committee, he has a unique understanding of the post-9/11 world we are facing and he has had the courage to challenge the conventional wisdom regarding trade with communist China.

http://sistrunk.net/ed-sistrunk/gcm-interview-with-gary-bauer.php

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Duncan Hunter, a California Congressman, was the former chairman of the House Armed Services Committee. He opposes amnesty for illegals and receives a grade of B+ by ABI. He is pro-life, pro-values, and pro-religion. He also is a harsh critic of free trade and our trade deficit, which could be his selling point. He currently has a son, a Lieutenant in the Marines, serving in Iraq. "

http://www.therealitycheck.org/GuestColumnist/wcalhoun011507.htm
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http://www.gohunter08.com

Friday, January 12, 2007

Take the GOP STRAW POLL! DUNCAN HUNTER 2008!


http://www.gopbloggers.org/mt/archives/004589.html

2008 GOP Primary Straw Poll - January 2007

Welcome to GOP Bloggers' seventh 2008 Straw Poll. Our straw poll last month tallied over 12,000 votes.

Like our last poll, you get to pick which candidates you find acceptable and which ones you don't and you get to choose which candidate is your first choice for the GOP nomination in 2008. In this poll you can indicate your state, age, and gender. New in this poll, you can indicate how many hours a week you read blogs, and how you can tell how committed you are to your first choice candidate.

Like our previous polls, you can post this one on your own blog and have your readers vote in the poll directly from your blog! The code is located at the bottom of this post.

Which candidates would you accept as the 2008 GOP nominee and which would you find unacceptable, and who is your first choice?

(Make sure to pick BOTH who you find acceptable and who is your first choice.)


Acceptable
Unacceptable
First Choice
Sam Brownback
Jim Gilmore
Newt Gingrich
Rudy Giuliani
Chuck Hagel
Mike Huckabee
Duncan Hunter
John McCain
George Pataki
Mitt Romney
Tom Tancredo
Tommy Thompson

Wednesday, January 10, 2007

Pres. Candidate Duncan Hunter speaks out for Compean & Ramos


Some In Congress Working To Keep Two Border Patrol Agents Out Of Jail
And two former U.S. Border Patrol agents scheduled to go to prison next week for doing their job shooting a Mexican drug smuggler given immunity by the U.S. Justice Department. Some in Congress are furious.

CNN/Lou Dobbs Tonight aired 1/10/2007

CASEY WIAN, CNN CORRESPONDENT (voice-over): Texas congressman Ted Poe led a group of lawmakers demanding the Justice Department not oppose a request that former Border Patrol agents Jose Compean and Ignacio Ramos remain out of prison while their convictions for shooting an illegal alien Mexican drug smuggler are appealed. As we've reported, Ramos and Compean received 11 and 12-year sentences, while the Bush administration gave the wounded, allegedly unarmed drug smuggler, immunity from prosecution. REP. TED POE (R), TEXAS: And our federal government had the choice to make of being on the side a drug dealer who was bringing in a million dollars worth of drugs, or the side of two border agents that apparently were just enforcing the rule of law.

WIAN: Among issues expected to be raised during the agents' appeal, the grant of immunity and other benefits given to Oscar Aldrete-Davila, who was caught again smuggling an even bigger load of dope into the United States. And allegations of jury misconduct.

Texas federal judge Kathleen Cardone (ph) is expected to rule later this week on the agents' request to remain free until the appeal is heard.

REP. DUNCAN HUNTER (R), CALIFORNIA: " In this case, we'll have two of our best Border Patrol agents put in confinement with the very people that they brought to justice.

That's like sending our soldiers or our Marines who have been -- who have been prosecuted into a confinement with al Qaeda."


REP. WALTER JONES (R), NORTH CAROLINA: I am very, very disappointed in the indifference by this White House as it relates to these two men and their families.

WIAN: Under their current bail agreement, Ramos and Compean are not allowed to appear together. Compean spoke for both.

JOSE COMPEAN, FMR. BORDER PATROL AGENT: Speaking for my fellow agents continuing to hold the line, I want to thank you, the American people, for all of your support.

WIAN: More than 220,000 Americans have signed petitions demanding the former agents be pardoned.

http://transcripts.cnn.com/TRANSCRIPTS/0701/10/ldt.01.html
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PLUS This horrible story! All CULTURES are NOT the same! We have enough of our home grown criminals to find!
http://www.fox10tv.com/global/story.asp?s=5893261&ClientType=Printable

Illegal Alien Charged With Raping Pre-Teen

Jan 9, 2007 12:42 PM


By Adam Walser

BAY MINETTE-- An illegal alien is behind bars in Baldwin County, charged with raping a young child.

Investigators the case involved a man having a sexual relationship with a girl who was too young.

Mexican immigrants who come to Alabama often discover cultural differences.

Maricela Mendez was 15 when she married an older man in Mexico and got pregnant.

"My mom didn't know him," Mendez said. "He came to work in my town. We became boyfriend and girlfriend and a little bit later got married."

You can get married in Mexico at age 13, but Salvador Nava's victim was even younger.

Nava is charged with first degree rape in connection with a relationship he admitted to investigators that he had with a young girl.

He faces possible life in prison.

"In this case, him being 20 and she being under the age of 12. There's a pretty big gap," said Lt. John Murphy of the Baldwin County Sheriff's Office. "Those gaps are sometimes accepted in other cultures. "

Local immigrants told Fox Ten News it is illegal for older men to have sex with younger children in Mexico, but those laws are not often enforced.

"It's not like here when they're under 18," said a recent immigrant working at a local business. "In Mexico, they leave them alone. It happens often."

It's starting to happen here within some segments of the Hispanic population.

"We did have a case with a pre-teen who was pregnant and unmarried and living in a situation that was awful," said Michelle Prockup, director of Catholic Social Services of Baldwin County.

Prockup says education is the key to stopping it.

"We need to provide some sort of opportunity for people to learn about our laws and learn about our culture," she said.

In Mexico it's more often up to families than police to establish boundaries.

Carmen Velasquez has an 11-year-old daughter.

"I would not let her date a 20-year-old," Velasquez said. "We notice and ask how old the person is. If I see that the man is too old and the girl is too young, she shouldn't pay him attention. "

"These individuals are here. They are under the criminal code that we have here and as they're living here, they're responsible for living up to those things," said Lt. Murphy.

Nava is currently being held under a $25,000 bond

Tuesday, January 02, 2007

STUFF! Happy New Year!

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Happy Birthday, George From BrOOklyn Park! :<) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Eccentricity is not, as dull people would have us believe, a form of madness. It is often a kind of innocent pride, and the man of genius and the aristocrat are frequently regarded as eccentrics because genius and aristocrat are entirely unafraid of and uninfluenced by the opinions and vagaries of the crowd.
- Edith Sitwell
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I have long been of the opinion that if work were such a splendid thing the rich would have kept more of it for themselves.
- Bruce Grocott

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If you shoot straight with the American people, they will respond with charity and compassion as they always have. If you try to manipulate them with hollow terms and juiced statistics, they will resent anti-poverty efforts and shun them. Intellectual honesty matters - I just hope, for the sake of the poor, the Left learns this lesson.

70 posted on 12/21/2006 PST by jagrmeister

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"Love your neighbor as yourself, and your country more than life." --Thomas Jefferson to T. J. Grotjan, 1824.

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illegal immigration is a gateway crime.
3 posted on 10/13/2006 by txroadhawg

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Look, the personal insult as the last recourse of an exhausted mind. 10/12/06 Patrick Buchanan (Once in a while he makes sense)
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"The spread of evil is the symptom of a vacuum. Whenever evil wins, it is only by default: by the moral failure of those who evade the fact that there can be no compromise on basic principles." AYN RAND

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Citizens no longer have any say in government. We voted our rights away playing "the lesser of two evils" game they suckered us into until we finally have almost nobody is government who isn't evil. sneakypete posted on 2007-01-03