Texas Sheriffs Seek Funds From Feds Over Border

28 02 2006

From the Washington Times:

A coalition of Texas border sheriffs will testify at Capitol Hill hearings this week that illegal immigration and drug smuggling have sent law-enforcement costs soaring and exposed their deputies and communities to escalating violence.

Overwhelmed by a flood of illegal aliens, drug smugglers and rapidly increasing violence, the Texas Border Sheriff’s Coalition — which includes all the sheriffs from Texas’ 16 border counties — want the federal government to help them pay for manpower increases, rising fuel bills, vehicles and equipment.

“If anything happens along the border areas, we’re the first ones to respond, and it’s the local taxpayers who are footing the bills for the federal government’s inability to control the area,? said Zapata County Sheriff Sigifredo Gonzalez.

Sheriff Gonzalez, who heads the coalition, has argued that the federal government’s failure to control illegal immigration and drug smuggling and to curtail growing violence along the 1,200-mile U.S.-Mexico border in Texas has forced county law-enforcement authorities into a “financial nightmare.?

“We have decided as a coalition to reach out to our fellow sheriffs in neighboring states to prove the issue is not about politics or a hidden agenda; it is about border security,? Mr. Glancey said. “You must have border security in order to have national security and homeland security.?

Don’t you think it is about time Congress did something about this problem? It is the federal Government’s job to protect our borders, and they need to do it NOW. Some police on the border has not worked and will not work. It is time to get the military on the border to secure it.

After we secure the border, we need to pass legislation that cut Illegal Aliens off from all taxpayer services and employment. We also need to stop recognizing children of illegal aliens born here as citizens; consider it the fruit of the poisonous tree. That will take care of the illegal flow into this country and encourage them to go back home.

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Border Sheriff’s Fear For Their Children

15 02 2006

Cross Posted From Jake at Freedom Folks

From The San Bernadino Sun

Sheriff’s deputies in Texas’ Hudspeth County have had bounties placed on their heads, and their families have been verbally threatened by men suspected of belonging to one of Mexico’s most dangerous drug cartels.

The deputies, some of whom testified last week before a House subcommittee in Washington, said they will not back down despite the threats by smugglers over enforcement actions along the border.

“We’ve placed guards at the schools for the children of the deputies just for precaution,? said Sheriff Arvin West.

“These men didn’t just threaten our deputies, but their wives and children,? he said. There is no doubt in my mind that the cartels have bought off Mexican military and government officials. Now they’re trying to scare us. – It’s not going to happen.?

Good on ya mate! But why in all that is holy are these brave folks facing this alone?

West said informants who have spoken to him from the Mexican side of the border said deputies have bounties on them as high as $100,000.

Three weeks ago, Texas Department of Public Safety troopers and Hudspeth County deputies took photographs and videotaped an armed standoff with men dressed in Mexican military uniforms assisting drug smugglers across the Rio Grande.

“They certainly aren’t happy with the truth coming out,? West said. “But we’re going to stay here, and they’re not going to intimidate us from doing our jobs.?

Again, I like the pluck. Spoken like a true American, but why are these folks standing alone?

One deputy, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said his wife was approached by men who told her to keep her husband away from the Rio Grande or “they would pay a high price.?

The Rio Grande, which is now only 200 yards wide and only three to five feet deep there, is easily crossed by drug smugglers bringing narcotics into the United States.

At the home of another deputy, the stakes got much higher, West said.

Suspected drug runners not only warned the deputy’s wife but informed her that they knew when, where and at what time her young children attended school.

I repeat…

“All we can do is hope and pray nothing happens,? West said. “I hope they listen to us and put more manpower down here and stick to their guns. If this was happening in downtown Chicago or Washington, D.C., I don’t think the federal government would hesitate to protect the city I don’t know why they’ve just ignored us.?

I think he’s absolutely right!

President Bush, I’m sorry that some American businesses will be hurt when the border closes, but let’s stop pretending that we have a relationship with our Southern neighbor. We don’t. We have an unstable source of danger. We have a nation where drug money controls things and that’s dangerous to us and them.

Most of all let’s not pretend that the Mexican government is in charge of things south of the border cuz they ain’t. The drug cartels are too rich, too powerful and too ruthless and they are too arrogant to take our efforts at controlling the border as anything but a declaration of war. I’m reminded of Tom Clancy’s ‘Clear and Present Danger’. Which if you’ve never read it deals with a drug cartel declaring war on America. Mr. Clancy has a pretty good track record when it comes to predicting the future. He did predict 9-11 after all.

There will be some violence, no way there won’t. We’ve let this situation simmer way too long. The only choice we have now is will we be pro-active or reactive.

Lives hang in the balance.

H/T Beyond Borders Blog

**This was a production of The Coalition Against Illegal Immigration (CAII). If you would like to participate, please go to the above link to learn more. Afterwards, email me and let me know at what level you would like to participate.





Communist Party USA Immigrant Rights Action Packet

15 02 2006

I thought you might like to know what the Communist Party of the USA thinks about illegal immigration.

Below are important sample materials that can help move the struggle
for immigrant rights forward. The Senate debate is expected in
February. Many grass roots organizations are beginning to move. As
mentioned in earlier memos we urge the Districts, clubs, activists to
raise the issues with their Senators and especially any that are
members of the Judiciary Committee. The materials can be adapted to
your local situation by coalitions or grass roots groups and/or used by
clubs as they are. (PDF versions of flyer and petition are attached.)

1. ENGLISH & SPANISH VERSIONS OF FLYER AND PETITION:

Defeat Anti-Immigrant HR 4437: A Statement by the Communist Party, USA

Last December, the House of Representatives passed anti-immigrant HR 4437, introduced by GOP Rep. James Sensenbrenner (Wis.).

• It would make all undocumented workers felons, as well as those
who help or work with them including teachers, clergy, union leaders,
social workers and family members.
• Employers would have to check the Social Security numbers of all their employees.

• An environmentally destructive wall would be built along the Mexican border.

• Local and state police would be deputized to arrest anyone they think
may be without documents. This would vastly increase racial profiling
and scare immigrants away from reporting crimes.

This is no solution! It is another way of diminishing the democratic
rights of the people in our country. HR 4437 must be defeated in the
Senate. Just and workable immigration reform should be passed instead.

What are the reasons for immigration?

Increased immigration is the result of the declining living standards
and job displacement caused by NAFTA and other pro-big-business
policies pushed by our government. To provide a better future for their
families, immigrants are pushed and pulled to come here, at great cost
and risk, to live without papers and suffer great indignities. This
puts immigrant workers in a vulnerable position and forces them into
substandard wages and working conditions. Employers and others use the
immigrants’ vulnerability as a lever to lower living standards and
quality of life for all.

Don’t buy the big lie.

Immigrants are accused of causing every social problem, and especially
of taking jobs and services they are not entitled to. This is not true.

Working people as a whole, including immigrants, pay a larger share of
the tax burden than the rich and receive fewer benefits. The profits
made from the work of immigrants and all workers are being taxed less
and less and sometimes not at all.

Immigrants don’t fire or hire people. They do not outsource jobs,
downsize workplaces, raise prices or premiums. They are victims of big
business too. For more jobs and services, we need to tax exploitative
profits!

We need positive immigration reform.

History shows that as long as extremes of inequality exist between
countries, labor migration will continue. The pro-corporate policies of
our government that impoverish other nations must be changed.
Immigration law should protect the interests of both immigrant and
non-immigrant workers.

Organized labor and community and religious groups urge the following constructive program for immigration reform:

• Legalization with a clear path to citizenship must be allowed for
existing undocumented immigrants, and future immigrants, with a
priority on family reunification.
• Immigrants must be able to participate in labor, religious, civic and cultural activities without fear of deportation.

• “Guest worker? programs have historically been prone to exploitation.
Separate has never been equal. Instead, implement improved labor
protections and stronger enforcement for immigrants and citizen
workers.

Repressive policies like those proposed in HR 4437 must be rejected.
They are unjust and counterproductive, and make immigrant workers more
vulnerable to exploitation and other injustices.

Immigration policy is scheduled for debate in the Senate in February.
Contact and urge your senators today to reject HR 4437 and all
repressive anti-immigrant measures, and to vote for legalization of
immigrants with a clear path to citizenship and full labor and civil
rights for all people. Call the congressional switchboard: (202)
224-3121.

This is my answer to the Commies:

  • Secure the border by any means necessary.
  • Stiff penalties for employers, which are actually enforced
  • No taxpayer funded programs for illegals or their families. (including school for children of illegals and medical care for any illegal)
  • No “Anchor Babies? (no automatic citizenship for children of illegals born in the US)
  • No path to Amnesty in any name or form for those here illegally
  • No Guest worker program until the above measures are put in place and the need can be PROVEN

Got it?

**This was a production of The Coalition Against Illegal Immigration (CAII). If you would like to participate, please go to the above link to learn more. Afterwards, email me and let me know at what level you would like to participate.





U.S. gives Mexico millions for Border Security

14 02 2006

From The Washington Times:

The U.S. government has sent more than $376 million to Mexico in the past decade for that country’s military and police to help stop alien and drug smugglers, guard against terrorists and protect America’s southern border, including $50 million due this year.

The money, quietly authorized through State and Defense department programs, has been used to train and equip the Mexican military and police, drawing disagreement on whether those institutions are part of the solution for U.S. border security, or are part of the problem.

What?? Are they kidding? Take that money and put it towards our Border Security and screw Mexico. Considering these stories:
More Mexican Border Incursions
Another Border Incursion by Armed Mexican Soldiers
Mexican Army Crossing the Border while Drug Cartels make Elaborate Tunnels
Armed standoff along U.S. border
Mexican Army Crossing U.S. Border

I think TJ Bonner, no relation, has it right.

T.J. Bonner, a veteran U.S. Border Patrol agent who heads the 10,000-member National Border Patrol Council, described the program as “appalling,? saying it amounted to the U.S. government funding attacks on U.S. law-enforcement personnel along the border by rogue Mexican military troops.

“This funding program should cease immediately, and the Mexican government needs to be placed on notice that any further incursions by its military or police will not be tolerated,? he said, referring to recent incidents on the border in which men in Mexican military uniforms confronted U.S. law-enforcement officers in this country.

“If they have this kind of money to give away, there are better ways to spend it,? Mr. Bonner said. “Mexico cannot control its own military, and it makes no sense to give them better weapons and equipment they can use to attack and threaten our own law-enforcement officers,? he said.

Mr. President, with all due respect, put the Military on the border!

**This was a production of The Coalition Against Illegal Immigration (CAII). If you would like to participate, please go to the above link to learn more. Afterwards, email me and let me know at what level you would like to participate.





The Most Dangerous Gang in America

12 02 2006

Illegal Immigration and Gangs are becoming one issue these days.

National Geographic Explorer is doing a report on MS-13 tonight at 8pm ET. Tune in!

MSNBC has a story on MS-13
Google MS-13

**This was a production of The Coalition Against Illegal Immigration (CAII). If you would like to participate, please go to the above link to learn more. Afterwards, email me and let me know at what level you would like to participate.

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Parent Group Wants Elementary Schools to Teach Spanish

10 02 2006

This is just ridiculous…

From the Sun Sentinel:

But the school district’s Parent Advisory Council wants to change that. It recently asked Superintendent Frank Till to explore adding Spanish to basic elementary lesson plans.

“It does a disservice to our children not to learn the language,? said Melissa Izquierdo, mother of two children at Virginia Shuman Young Elementary in Fort Lauderdale. “We need to face the realities of growing up in South Florida.?

Till called the idea “something we need to study,? particularly as more students enter the school system speaking a primary language other than English.

Each of Broward’s middle and high schools offer Spanish as an elective. But parents say they prefer that children learn it sooner.

“Even if it’s just conversational Spanish, it’s good to start when they’re little,? said Wendy Frank, parent of a sixth-grader at Sunrise Middle in Fort Lauderdale. “If you’re first getting the basics in high school, it’s extremely foreign.?

Ya know, I now have to add to my illegal immigration reform that English be made the official language of the United States of America. Heck there are other countries making english their official language so why can’t we do it?

Public Schools have a hard enough time teaching the basics, there is no reason to teach a foreign language. Not to mention I would refuse to allow my children to be taught spanish. The whole world runs on English and that is good enough for me. Foreign language studies should be left to college, and yes I know they teach them in High School and colleges require a foreign language class. They are WRONG, there is no practical reason for the average person to learn anything but English. I would rather they concentrated on teaching our students MASTERY of the English language than teaching another language. Here is an idea, teach all the Spanish speakers English! Nah, that makes too much sense.

Maybe Public Schools should be ala carte! If you want your kid to learn something, you have to pay for it! I bet there wouldn’t be too many foreign language courses being paid for by the parents. Yet they are paying for it now whether they want it or not.

**This was a production of The Coalition Against Illegal Immigration (CAII). If you would like to participate, please go to the above link to learn more. Afterwards, email me and let me know at what level you would like to participate.





Schools Discuss Hiring Illegal Immigrants

9 02 2006

From KTEN News:

A heated debate has sprung up in the Dallas school district and could soon sweep through the rest of North Texas. A school board member has proposed a controversial way to fill the growing void for bilingual teachers.

The Dallas school board needs to hire about 400 more bilingual educators. The Denison Independent School District has also struggled to find certified bilingual teachers, but would they consider hiring illegal immigrants? That’s exactly what a Dallas school board member suggested.

Right now, federal law prohibits hiring undocumented immigrants. If a school district breaks the law a six month jail sentence could follow. In just over a decade the Hispanic populaton has risen nearly 10 percent and recruiters say it’s getting harder to find qualified teachers.

Still, local educators feel the idea is out of the question.

This is what the idiotic concept of bilingual education has gotten us. ALL children should be made to learn English first, and take all classes in English. The cost to us, the taxpayers, is too high. Books in different languages cost money, as do teachers that speak it.

Now to get specific, illegal aliens and their children have no right to a free education on our country; or shouldn’t. They are citizens of Mexico, and are not U.S. citizens. That makes their education Mexico’s problem, not ours. Now schools are considering hiring illegal aliens to teach in our schools?? When are people in this country going to say enough, is enough?

People, we have got to put an end to this once and for all.

**This was a production of The Coalition Against Illegal Immigration (CAII). If you would like to participate, please go to the above link to learn more. Afterwards, email me and let me know at what level you would like to participate.








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