Immigration fuels housing battles

31 01 2006

More problems with illegal immigration.

From USA Today:

Overcrowded housing is emerging as a battleground in the national debate over immigration as towns and counties crack down on landlords who permit many unrelated people to occupy single-family homes.

Local officials in New York, Virginia, Massachusetts and Georgia have evicted residents, threatened landlords with fines or jail time or legally narrowed the definition of family to combat a problem they say disrupts neighborhoods.

“Our focus is on health and safety,? says T. Dana Kauffman, a Democratic member of the board of supervisors in Fairfax County, Va., a suburb of Washington. “I’ve seen crawl spaces turned into bedrooms. … We’ve had people tap into gas lines.?

The board is asking the Virginia Legislature to allow it to punish landlords with up to a year in jail for violating local rules barring more than four unrelated people from living in a single-family home.

Some activists say measures limiting the number of unrelated people or extended family members in a home target immigrants, particularly Hispanics, who often need to share a home to afford the rent.

These people that come here are wonderful hard working people that do nothing but contribute to our economy and improve our quality life; yeah right.

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Immigrant Groups Try to Convince Us Not To be Tough on Illegal Immigrants

31 01 2006

This just made me so happy.

From the Arizona Daily Star:

It was 20 years ago when President Ronald Reagan signed into law the Immigration Reform and Control Act.

It made it unlawful to knowingly hire undocumented immigrants. It boosted border enforcement. It created a special class of agricultural immigrant workers and it granted amnesty to nearly 3 million previously undocumented immigrants.

Proponents said it would be a comprehensive solution to illegal immigration.
It wasn’t.

This year Congress is on the verge of adopting another comprehensive immigration law. If it does and President Bush signs it, the new legislation likely will be heavy on law enforcement, further militarize the border, ignore America’s labor needs, threaten the environment and punish undocumented immigrants and their families, said Catherine Tactaquin, director of the National Network for Immigrant and Refugee Rights in Oakland, Calif.

“If it passes before the November election, Congress is likely to close the door on immigration policy for years,? Tactaquin said.

If that happens, many immigrants — legal and illegal — will suffer from the new, enforcement-only legislation for years to come, she said.

Well, if this is the reaction to the current legislation being hammered out, GREAT! Making illegal immigration groups unhappy is one of my major goals in life. I hope they are in a real panic! If you don’t like it GO BACK TO YOUR OWN COUNTRY!

As far as I am concerned nothing being discussed is nearly tough enough on illegals.

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From Joe Sixpack – In Pursuit of Education …

28 01 2006

I recently stumbled on an MSNBC TV segment that contrasted public education with private and charter schools. The latter won hands down. What was particularly interesting was the contrast between $$$ spent per student vice results achieved. It indicates that money is not the issue. This segment surprised me since it “went against the grain? of what I largely had come to view as a liberal network. With that as background, I found an article that caught my attention this morning and since I doubt more than 20 people in the US of A will take the time to read it, thought I’d post it here in the hope of bringing the total up another couple. I doubt that anyone questions that our public education system is in trouble. It ranks right up there with Iraq, illegal immigration and border security, and judicial nominees as a “hot button? issue for me … and it is one where we all have something in common … liberal, conservative, whatever … we want a good education for our progeny.

The Educational State of the Union

Regards –

Joe

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Mexico Supports Illegal Immigration Again

26 01 2006

From FMNN:

Once again the government of Mexico has chosen to support illegal immigration into the United States. This time their National Human Rights Commission, a government-funded agency, said it will distribute at least 70,000 maps showing highways, rescue beacons and water tanks in the Arizona desert to curb the death toll among illegal border crossers. They also claim that this does not encourage illegal immigration into the United States; it just makes it safer for those who choose to act illegally.

In early 2005 this same government-funded agency distributed 1.5 million comic book-style pamphlets for illegals that give them safety tips on how to safely cross the desert into the U.S. Detractors of this Mexican government policy ask the obvious question: What is next; Will the Mexican government now start buying illegal aliens, once they are inside the U.S., bus tickets to California, New York and Florida?

From UPI:

Officials from the Department of Homeland Security and State Department decried the program Wednesday, The Washington Times reported. Reports said Mexico’s National Human Rights Commission was providing maps of the border region that included information such as water caches and cell phone coverage.

The Mexican Embassy in Washington told the Times, the NHRC receives no government funds and was working with a U.S. charitable group in distributing the maps. That group, Humane Borders, sets up water caches in desert areas near the U.S. border.

I don’t care where the money is coming from The Mexican Government is providing aid to those wishing to leave their country and enter ours illegally! In my opinion, humane borders, and other wacko groups like them, are behaving in a treasonous manner. They should lose their tax free status, have to pay back taxes, and their books should be gone over with a fine tooth comb. You don’t get to be a tax free charity if you are involved in politics, and you shouldn’t get tax free status for helping people break our laws!

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Mexican Army Crossing U.S. Border

15 01 2006

This is a doozy!

From an article in the San Bernadino Sun:

The Mexican military has crossed into the United States 216 times in the past nine years, according to a Department of Homeland Security document and a map of incursions obtained by The Sun’s sister newspaper, the Ontario-based Inland Valley Daily Bulletin.

U.S. officials claim the incursions are made to help foreign drug and human smugglers get into the United States. The 2001 map, which shows 34 of the incursions, bears the seal of the president’s Office of National Drug Control Policy.

The document states that since 1996, Mexican military personnel have crossed into the following Border Patrol sectors:

  • # San Diego County, 17 times
  • # El Centro, 58
  • # Yuma, Ariz., 24
  • # Tucson, Ariz., 39
  • # El Paso, Texas, 33
  • # Marfa, Texas, eight
  • # Del Rio, Texas, three
  • # Laredo, Texas, six
  • # Rio Grande Valley, Texas, 28.

Kristi Clemens, a spokeswoman for the Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, would not confirm the number of incursions, but said Saturday the department is in ongoing discussions with the Mexican government about them.

Border Patrol agents say for several years they have reported sightings and confrontations with Mexican military inside the United States.

“We’ve had armed showdowns with the Mexican army,? said a border agent who spoke on condition of anonymity. “These aren’t just ex-military guys. These are Mexican army officials assisting drug smugglers.?

In one 2000 incident, more than 16 Mexican soldiers were arrested by border agents in a small town west of El Paso, in Santa Teresa, N.M., after Mexican soldiers fired on the agents, said T.J. Bonner, president of the National Border Patrol Council.

None of the agents were injured in the gun battle, and State Department officials forced the border agents to release the soldiers and return them to Mexico with their weapons, Bonner added.

“If (Mexico) is going to put military across our border to threaten our guys, and if their own government can’t control it, then we should be treating this as an act of war,? he said.

In the Tucson sector – where many border agents reported run-ins with the Mexican military – the U.S. Department of Customs and Border Protection formally issued a card to agents with tips on how to deal with incursions by Mexican soldiers.

The “Military Incursion? card asks agents who come across Mexican soldiers to keep a low profile and use shadows to camouflage and hide.

Rep. Tom Tancredo, R-Colo., said the numbers show that suggestions for increasing Border Patrol resources or building a fence along the border won’t do enough to secure it.

“It is a military problem,? said Tancredo, who supports immigration reform. “We should commit the military to the border – tomorrow. I mean with armor and weapons.?

Jim Gilchrist, co-founder of the Minuteman Project, a civilian volunteer group that has monitored the border since April, said Congress must address the serious nature of the military incursions.

“That number is 20 times larger than even the Minuteman Project organizers are aware of,? Gilchrist said, referring to the 216 documented incursions. “But our Congress has turned a blind eye to it because what the American people don’t know won’t bother them – that’s how our representatives think.?

I am sorry folks but this is unacceptable. We cannot allow the Mexican Army to cross our borders and fire on our Border Agents, or civilians. This scenario just gets worse and worse. We have got to secure our borders, and if we are fighting with the Mexican Army, with or without the Governments permission or knowledge, we have got to treat it like a military problem. We are going to have to deploy troops on the border, and that is all there is to it as far as I am concerned. Their is no problem with Posse Comitatus as long as their mission is limited to defending the border. We have over 11 million illegal immigrants in this country and Mexican/Chicano groups that believe they will repatriate the land they lost after the Mexican- American War, they call the lands Atzlan.

What are you going to do about it? Whine about the cost of lettuce? Believe that no Americans will do the jobs? Tell me they are all decent hard working people that only want a better life?

Well take a good hard look at the link for Atzlan and read the Illegal Immigration Category and tell me there is no emergency. The time for making excuses is over.

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MS-13 gang growing extremely dangerous, FBI says

6 01 2006

From an article in USA Today:

In early November, the FBI and Houston police learned that six suspected members of Mara Salvatrucha, a violent Central American gang known as MS-13, were raiding a house on Liberty Street where a rival gang had stashed drugs.

MS-13 — the focus of a nationwide crackdown by FBI and federal immigration agents — has become known in recent years for home invasion robberies, drug dealing and machete attacks on its enemies. But what happened in Houston on Nov. 2, FBI and Houston police officials say, has heightened concerns that MS-13 could be far more dangerous than thought.

The MS-13 suspects swept through the house like a well-trained assault team, using paramilitary tactics including perimeter lookouts, high-powered weaponry (an AK-47 rifle was among the weapons recovered later), and a quick, room-by-room sweep of the house that was notable for its precision and sophistication, Houston police spokesman Alvin Wright says.

When the MS-13 suspects were challenged by authorities, the result was an intense shootout that killed two suspects, identified as Juan Antonio Bautista, 29, and Jose Antonio Pino, 33. The four others were arrested and face an array of state charges, including robbery and assault.

Bob Clifford, who directs the FBI unit created last year to combat MS-13, says the battle symbolized MS-13’s development from a smattering of loosely organized cells across the nation to an increasingly efficient and dangerous organization that has become a significant threat to public safety.

“Our worst suspicions about MS-13 have been confirmed? by the Houston shooting and other recent gang-related incidents, Clifford says.

Federal agents and local police say that recent arrests of MS-13 members have shed light on how the gang is raising money in the USA.

Three months ago in Madison, Wis., local police and FBI investigators arrested three suspected MS-13 members who allegedly were involved in stealing tens of thousands of dollars’ worth of over-the-counter medicines from 22 Walgreens drugstores throughout the Midwest.

Madison detectives and FBI investigators later determined that the medicines were being transported to a warehouse in Louisville to be resold.

“We had not seen evidence of their presence here before (the arrests) or since,? says Mike Hanson, spokesman for the Madison Police Department. “Our understanding is they were passing through here. They knew the number of Walgreens stores and were familiar with the routes in and out of town.?

In several cases, Hanson says, the suspects used a special bag that blocked the drugstores’ electronic sensors from detecting items that were being stolen from the stores.

“The suspects researched Walgreens throughout the Midwest and on a routine basis averaged $45,000 to $55,000 worth of stolen merchandise per day,? Hanson says.

I have reported on this problem in the past, and we had better start getting tuff on these gangs. Now they are getting advanced tactics training from somewhere, the kind I cannot afford.

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