Violence in Border City Continues to Rise

31 05 2006

Cross posted from The Uncooperative Blogger 

USA Today reports that a police officer, whose photograph appeared in a USA TODAY and report May 18 about the surging violence against police in the Mexican border city of Nuevo Laredo, was in critical condition Tuesday after he was shot five times outside his home.

This happened as Juan Pablo Elizondo had just completed guard duty at a hospital in Nuevo Laredo. This was where some of his colleagues were being treated for wounds suffered in past attacks.

The attack highlights the importance of sealing our borders to stop the unrelenting threat against Mexican police in a city where two major drug cartels are battling for control of routes into the USA for shipments of drugs and illegal immigrants.

Just two weeks ago, two Mexican state police officials were shot to death in their unmarked vehicle.

Previously, Elizondo’s colleagues were wounded when gunmen burst into a restaurant where the officers were eating.

More than 110 people have been slain in Nuevo Laredo this year in a killing spree authorities believe could surpass last year’s record of 176.

Earlier in the month, Elizondo, 31, said officers in his department were warned by superiors that drug cartel members had issued a threat against city police. Last summer, Nuevo Laredo’s police chief was assassinated just hours after taking office.

The article reports that friends and family have been telling him to leave the police force, but he refused.

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The 21st Century Paul Revere Ride of 2006

31 05 2006

Cross posted from Committee of Correspondence

One if by land, two if by sea, and I on the opposite shore shall be updated to the 21at Century.

The 21st Century Paul Revere Ride of 2006 is a summer-long cross-country motorcycle ride that will visit all state capitols to inform the public and their elected public servants of the severity of the illegal immigration crisis. The ride will began in Denver and will terminate in Washington, DC.

The ride is underway! Riders left Denver on May 29, 2006, after a successful rally. See photos of the team, their motorcycles and the rally.

“The 21st Century Paul Revere Ride has my whole-hearted support because it embodies the spirit of patriotism that brought America its independence in 1776. America’s sovereignty is threatened in 2006 not by British redcoats but by the elimination of our borders. It remains true today as in the past: vigilant citizens are our first line of defense. I applaud and salute the 21st Century Paul Revere Ride because its message needs to be heard all across the county, but especially it needs to be heard at the final destination of the ride, our nation’s capital. I wish I could join these patriots on their 48-state ride — it would be more fun than my normal duties – but my prayers and best wishes go with them, for their safety and for their success.”

— Rep. Tom Tancredo

HOSPITALITY: If you would like to ride for a day or state, meet the Paul Revere Riders and offer a cold one, offer your place as hospitality for an evening, contact us. We especially need a place to overnight near your state capital.
Print our flyer and distribute to motorcycle clubs, motorcycle shops, etc.

Tell your friends about the 21st Century Paul Revere Ride. Organize a rally when the ride comes through your city. See our route and schedule. Here are instructions on how to organize a rally. It's easy!

We are working in conjunction with to inform the public and our elected public servants about the mass immigration crisis in America. We recommend you go to and sign up to send free faxes to your elected officials.

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Coalition Against Illegal Immigration Business

31 05 2006

Cross posted from The Uncooperative Blogger

I have been on the phone all Day with the House of Representative’s leadership. You will be happy to know it looks like they are holding strong against any path to citizenship for those here illegally, or temporary workers.

We discussed in depth what my opinions were on the subject and they were received well. I learned a bit about their problems with enfocement now, although I gave them a solution for that as well. hehe

After very lengthy conversations, I feel better about our chances of saving our country. Plan on losing the felony provision, because the Republicans don’t want it and tried to get rid of it previously but was blocked by the Democrats. Why you ask? Because it is a poison pill that the Dems want in it. The felony provision would cause every illegal alien to be tied up in the legal system and they want a fast track to deportation.

I made it crystal clear that no path to citizenship would be acceptable, and I was informed that is the message they are hearing, and there won’t be any path to citizenship. I informed them that “we the people” are paying attention and we will remember in November!

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those who do not learn from history…

30 05 2006

Cross posted from Organized Chaos

you know the rest. amnesty doesn’t work. we tried this already in 1986. the INS(immigration and naturalization service) released a study on this back in 2000. guess what they found out? here are a few highlights (courtesy of the center for immigration studies).

Amnesties clearly do not solve the problem of illegal immigration. About 2.7 million people received lawful permanent residence (”green cards”) in the late 1980s and early 1990s as a result of the amnesties contained in the Immigration Reform and Control Act (IRCA) of 1986. But these new INS figures show that by the beginning of 1997 those former illegal aliens had been entirely replaced by new illegal aliens, and that the unauthorized population again stood at more than 5 million, just as before the amnesty.

In fact, the new INS estimates show that the 1986 amnesty almost certainly increased illegal immigration, as the relatives of newly legalized illegals came to the United States to join their family members. The flow of illegals grew dramatically during the years of the amnesty to more than 800,000 a year, before dropping back down to around 500,000 a year.

shouldn’t we take this into consideration when thinking about the consequences of a second amnesty for even more illegals? we shouldn’t reward them or the employers that hire them for breaking the law. we should care more about protecting the rights and the jobs of american citizens than we do about taking care of those unfortunate souls who are citizens of a corrupt socialist government. border enforcement should be a priority, but we also need to destroy incentives for employers and illegals to break the law. that’s the only way to significantly reduce illegal immigration. that’s where the senate bill fails to deliver the goods.

here are some important facts to know(from the heritage study):

  • 85% of the current illegal immigrant population will be granted amnesty under the senate bill…which adds up to 10 MILLION PEOPLE.
  • there are NO numeric limits on the number of illegal immigrants, spouses, and dependents receiving LPR(legal permanent resident) status.

you can dispute heritage’s actual numbers(and the white house already has). however, even if those numbers are wildly overestimated, it’s alarming that there are no caps on the number of illegals that would be able to come in to our country under provisions of that senate bill.

here’s what i would like to see:

  • enforcement with teeth
    • fines for employers that would take a significant bite out of their bottom line, which will increase on each violation knowingly committed
    • deportation for those who commit crimes in addition to the one committed when sneaking into the country
    • frequent periodic checks on employers suspected of hiring illegals, and especially those who have already been caught doing so.
    • strengthen existing laws where necessary to decrease the possibility that there will be repeat offenders
    • increased funding for border security so that those charged with enforcing our borders will have the resources they need
    • no citizenship for felons, drug smugglers, or those with 3+ minor infractions

these are some common sense suggestions that i think could be starting points for an immigration bill that would actually begin to deal with the problem. i do think that there should be some exceptions for those seeking political asylum for legitimate reasons, and those cases should be fully vetted.

there are many more questions to answer before we can accept a final immigration bill from this congress, and i hope that they will figure out the right answers to those questions.


Immigration Bill Is Worse Than You Think-human events online
House Negotiator Calls Senate Immigration Bill ‘Amnesty’ and Rejects It –NYT
Senate Immigration Bill Would Allow 100 Million New Legal Immigrants over the Next Twenty Years–heritage
Immigration Deal at Risk as House GOP Looks to Voters–washington post

tags: illegal immigration

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Senator Jeff Sessions: Immigration Bill Is Worse Than You Think

30 05 2006

Cross posted from The Uncooperative Blogger

MY new hero, Sen. Jeff Sessions (R.-Ala.) a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, offered a devastating analysis on the Senate immigration bill in a speech delivered on the Senate floor on Tuesday, May 23. Sessions pointed to outrageous parts of the bill that were hidden deep in its text. These include, for example, that the employers of illegal aliens would be given an amnesty for cheating on their taxes, and that under the terms of the law the government would for all practical purposes have to take an illegal alien’s word for it that he has been in the country illegally long enough to qualify for an amnesty.

Sessions also pointed to some of the tremendous hidden costs of the bill, including the $500 billion in additional welfare payments it will cost American taxpayers in the period 10 to 20 years after its passage.

Senators who vote for the bill today cannot credibly claim later they were unaware of the elements and consequences that Sen. Session’s outlined in this speech.

This was a great speech. Please go read it…

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What’s In the “Comprehensive Approach” To Illegal Immigration

30 05 2006

Cross posted from The Uncooperative Blogger 

An analysis of the Specter-Hagel S-2611 Immigration Bill

All these facts, except those with an *asterisk* are in the text of the legislation. Because it is long and cumbersome to read, we included links to articles and studies that summarize the legislation. If you have the time and patience to read the bill, click here. The Federation for American Immigration Reform has summarized the Amendments and the Bill in slightly less technical jargon. Click here for Amendments, and here for the main text (this text is a PDF chart comparing several competing bills, the Senate just passed the one labeled Specter-Hagel)

Notice that the figures below are based on a number of 12 million illegals when when, according to Bear Stern, the figure is actually more like 20,000 + million and some of us believe as high as 28,000 million!


  • Amnesty for 85% of the nation’s estimated 12 million illegal aliens(10.2 million) 60% of illegals will be able to receive Amnesty immediately, while 15 percent must go to a foreign port of entry to apply for citizenship
    (Source: Heritage Foundation)
  • The remaining 15 percent ( 1.8 million) illegal aliens are expected to return home, but there is absolutely nothing in the bill that would facilitate that action!
    (Source: Heritage Foundation)
  • Employers who hire illegal aliens will also receive Amnesty
    (Source: The Arizona Republic)

  Privileges for Illegals and Costs to Taxpayers 

  • Illegal Aliens will be eligible for Social Security!
    (Source: Washington Times)
  • Illegal Aliens students will qualify for in State Tuition, a benefit not given to out of state American citizens!

    (Source: Asian Journal)
  • The increased welfare payments that illegals will receive once they receive Amnesty will cost American taxpayers 30 million dollars a year­The biggest welfare increase in 35 years!
    (Source: The Heritage Foundation)*

Guest Workers

Other Atrocities

Doublespeak in the Bill

  • Bill states that Guestworkers cannot take the jobs of American workers, but the definition of "United States Worker"includes temporary foreign guest workers, so the protection is meaningless.
    (Source:Robert Novak)
  • The law establishes English as the official language, but then makes it illegal to “punish” someone for not speaking English!
  • The law says if someone has been convicted of a felony or threemisdemeanors they will not be eligible for Amnesty and are supposed
    to be deported. However, it makes an exception for “hardship cases”. Also, anyone who claims they were not aware of their deportation order can appeal.
    (Source: Heritage Foundation)

What the bill does not include:

  • There is nothing in the bill that would require the 15% of illegal aliens who are not eligible for Amnesty to go home. Nor is there anything that would punish any of the illegal aliens for not doing what they are supposed to do.
    (Source: Heritage Foundation)
  • An Amendment requiring voters to show valid government issued identification when voting in federal elections was defeated.
    (Source: Associated Press
  • The Isakson Amendment stating that the Secretary of Homeland Security had to certify that the borders are secure before and border of the Amnesty or Guestworkers provisions were enacted was defeated
    (Source: Federation for American Immigration Reform)

*Note: These studies were done by the Heritage Foundation and are not in the text of the bill, but are based on their own estimates. While they are not the final word, other researchers have confirmed their findings, and they have not been widely challenged.

Hat tip: Conner at Border Watch

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Mexican Politico’s Seek Hispanic Vote …

30 05 2006

Cross posted from Red Hot Cuppa Politics 

Both US — and Mexican! — politicians are scrambling for the fabled Hispanic vote by catering to illegal aliens in the USA.

Get your mind around this one:

From the Chicago Sun-Times:

MEXICO CITY — The U.S. immigration debate could determine more than the future of illegal immigrants. It may help pick Mexico's next president July 2.
A reform that legalizes illegal Mexicans in the United States could boost conservative candidate Felipe Calderon and keep the ruling National Action Party in power.

More walls and troops at the border could tip the balance in favor of Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, sweeping Mexico into Latin America's shift to the left…

"It's the hot topic right now," said Mexican pollster Manuel Barberena. "The candidates all want to show they won't bend to the United States, while promising migrants they will get them a better deal north of the border."…

U.S. immigration reform has been a cornerstone of the presidency of Vicente Fox. For nearly six years he has lobbied the U.S. government to allow more legal migration, meeting regularly with President Bush.

Lopez Obrador, a fiery leftist, has accused Fox of being weak when dealing with Washington. When Bush announced plans to send 6,000 National Guard soldiers to the border, Lopez Obrador called Fox a U.S. "puppet" and "lackey" for not vigorously opposing the measure.

While Fox can't seek re-election, his approval ratings could affect support for Calderon, his party's candidate, who has a slight lead in the polls over the once front-running Lopez Obrador

So, Fox has been enhancing the campaign, by doing things like the following:

From UPI:

WASHINGTON, May 29 (UPI) — Mexican President Vicente Fox's government reportedly is making a concerted effort for a favorable outcome of the U.S. debate on illegal aliens.

Noting Fox's recent tour of U.S. Western states while the U.S. Congress debates further tightening of the border with Mexico, The Washington Times said Fox's administration is conducting a well-financed campaign to shape public opinion in favor of more Mexicans coming into the United States.

The Times said the campaign is working through a coalition of U.S.-based immigration rights groups, Mexican-American organizations and grass-roots Hispanic groups to lobby U.S. lawmakers and civic leaders for amnesty for the estimated 12 million illegals in the United States…

There's something very, very screwey about Mexican politicians building a campaign around US Immigration policy.

Click to the CoalitionBlog for the latest on illegal immigration reform, and don't forget to assess your Representative for his or her views on the Senate bill. A LadyRumination's has a couple of great posts about how the MinuteMen are doing the job our government won't, and how Congress isn't listening. Click down below her Memorial Day article for those.

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Contact Your House Representatives Today on Illegal Immigration

29 05 2006

Cross posted from Right Truth

I sent the following email to Marsha Blackburn. Encourage your friends to send similar messages. ____

Dear Congresswoman,

I am writing to encourage you and other House conservatives to stand fast against the disastrous immigration "reform" bill passed by the senate, which is nothing more than a reward for illegal acts.

I have already written Senator Frist expressing my displeasure over his vote. I have not yet corresponded with Senator Alexander, but I was happy that he voted "nay".

I and many other Americans view any bill that allows illegal invaders to stay in this country as nothing more than amnesty. In my opinion, voting for any kind of amnesty, is a violation of the oath taken by the President and all members of congress to defend this country and her constitution against all enemies foreign and domestic.

I supported President Bush in both his elections, but I am sad to say he is wrong on this issue. I am also dismayed over the future 2008 presidential elections. If the Republicans provide any kind of a pro-amnesty candidate, I fear I will be forced for the first time ever to vote for the Libertarian candidate.

I implore you to keep a steady course in this matter and try to convince your Republican colleagues (and maybe even a few Democrats as well) to get on the right side of this issue. The security of this nation should be a non-partisan undertaking.

Thanks for listening and I look forward to seeing you return to the House for another 2 years this November.

Thomas Hamilton M.D.

Linked with The Kreeper's Korner, "The Senate Continues to Pander and do NOTHING!"

Well, The votes are in and it's safe to say that the Senate Democrats and RINO Republicans are at it again! The Result? An amendment to make English the official Language of the United States of America passes, but is Racist!

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The Senate Continues to Pander and do NOTHING!

29 05 2006

Cross posted from Kreeper's Korner 


Well, The votes are in and it's safe to say that the Senate Democrats and RINO Republicans are at it again!  The Result?  An amendment to make English the official Language of the United States of America passes, but is  Racist!  And another amendment passes which would allow illegal immigrants to collect social security benefits based on past employment, EVEN IF THAT EMPLOYMENT WAS OBTAINED USING FRAUDULENT OR STOLEN IDENTIFICATION!But in the end nothing was done, and here's why:

First up, the bill to make English the National Language of the United States.

Sounds great, right?  English SHOULD be the official language of the United States of America.  Our road signs and government documents will finally be mandated to be English only now, right?  Now our schools will be required to teach students English, right?

Senate Approves English as 'National' Language

An amendment to the Senate immigration bill would make English the "national language of the United States." The Senate voted 63-34 to adopt the amendment, which was offered by Sen. James Inhofe (R-Okla.).

The measure declares that there is no affirmative right to receive services in languages other than English, except where required by federal law. In other words, the amendment is mostly symbolic — it will not change the way the government prints documents or conducts business.

Critics, including Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, called the Inhofe amendment racist, regardless of its intent. Sen. John McCain worried about making English the "official" language. "It gives the idea that any other language is excluded," he said.

That's right, the amendment does nothing.  Most government documents that are already in English and Spanish will remain that way, but it's considered worrisome and racist.  So what is the point of this amendment.  Well, the Senate HAS HEARD YOU!  They know you're pissed off and that you want something done.  So the solution of the Washington Elite?  We'll say we're doing something and do nothing and those rubes in the population won't pay any attention to the details.

But here's the kicker:  The Republican amendment, which again does little or nothing other than pay lip service to the idea of a national language, is a RACIST amendment.  That's right America, according to Harry Reid, YOU ARE A RACIST if you believe that English should be the national language and that immigrants who come here and want to succeed in life should learn to speak it.

Harry Reid is, in effect, calling about 84% of Americans, 77% of Hispanics, 92% of Republicans and 82% of Democrats racists.

Harry Reid:  While the INTENT might not be there, I really believe this amendment is racist. I think it's directed, basically, to people who speak Spanish. I can remember once being so frustrated.  I was a guest in a hotel. Now, I had locked myself out of my room, and there was a lady pushing the cart, and I told her I'd like to get back in my room. She did not know what I was saying! She could not converse with me in Spanish! So as luck would have it, here comes one of my sons. The minute he spoke to her in Spanish, her whole demeanor changed. She became a different person, because, through my son, we could communicate.

Senator Reid, what happened to your previous ideas regarding Illegal Immigration?

A Drudge Blast from the Past:

Reid's bill, the Immigration Stabilization Act of 1993, overhauls the nation's immigration laws and calls for a massive scale-down of immigrants allowed into the country from approximately 800,000 to 300,000.

"Our borders have overflowed with illegal immigrants placing tremendous burdens on our criminal justice system, schools and social programs," Reid said.  "The Immigration and Naturalization Service needs the ability to step up enforcement."

"Our federal wallet is stretched to the limit by illegal aliens getting welfare, food stamps, medical care and other benefits often without paying any taxes."

"Safeguards like welfare and free medical care are in place to boost Americans in need of short-term assistance.  These programs were not meant to entice freeloaders and scam artists from around the world.  Even worse, Americans have seen heinous crimes committed by individuals who are here illegally," Reid said.

Specific provisions of Reid's Immigration Stabilization Act include the following:

    — Reduces annual legal immigration levels from approximately 800,000 admissions per year to about 300,000.  Relatives other than spouse or minor children will be admitted only if already on immigration waiting lists and their admission does not raise annual immigration levels above 300,000.

    — Reforms asylum rules to prevent aliens from entering the United States illegally under phony "asylum" claims.

    — Expands list of felonies considered "aggravated" felonies requiring exclusion and deportation of criminal aliens.  Allows courts to order deportation at time of sentencing.

    — Increases penalties for failing to depart or re-entering the United States after a final order of deportation order.  Increases maximum penalties for visa fraud from five years to 10 years.

    — Curtails alien smuggling by authorizing interdiction and repatriation of aliens seeking to enter the United States unlawfully by sea.  Increases penalties for alien smuggling.

    — Adds "alien smuggling" to the list of crimes subject to sanctions under the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations (RICO) Act.  Expands the categories of property that are forfeited when used to facilitate the smuggling or harboring of illegal aliens.

    — Clarifies that a person born in the United States to an alien mother who is not a lawful resident is not a U.S. citizen.  This will eliminate incentive for pregnant alien women to enter the United States illegally, often at risk to mother and child, for the purpose of acquiring citizenship for the child and accompanying federal financial benefits.

    — Mandates that aliens who cannot demonstrably support themselves without public or private assistance are excludable.  This will prevent admission of aliens likely to be dependent on public financial support. This requirement extends to the sponsor of any family sponsored immigrant.

    — Increases border security and patrol officers to 9,900 full-time positions.

By the way, if this woman had bothered to learn to speak the language of the vast majority of the people who live in this country then she would have been able to converse with you.  Here's another thing.  How does this lady know how to do her job and how does she converse with her bosses when she can't speak English?

By not speaking English, she is forcing more and more people to have to learn Spanish as part of their job requirements.  Just look at the story of Zita Wilensky who worked for Miami-Dade County for 16 years and was referred to by co-workers as "the gringa," as the only white person in the County Unit. 

Zita was told she had to speak Spanish in the office. She was given 60 days to learn. After 30 days her boss disguised her voice and called her.

Zita says, "So she called pretending to be someone who didn't speak English.  And when you could not communicate she fired you? Yes…that's how it happened."

According to a county document, Zita was fired for transferring the call to the clerk's office. Zita said she transferred it because she wanted what she thought was a Spanish speaking caller to talk to someone.

Either way, despite her protests, after 16 years with the county, Zita was fired and replaced by an Hispanic.

THIS is plain ole discrimination and it's "okay" because it was discrimination against an white American citizen who doesn't speak a language that isn't common in the United States of America.

But there's more, later on in the day, another "English" amendment came up and was passed:

Also on Thursday — confusing the issue — the Senate also voted 58-39 in favor of a second, weaker amendment, offered by Sen. Ken Salazar (D-Colo.). The Salazar amendment declared English to be "the common and unifying language of the United States."

This time, there is no "racist" rhetoric from Mr. Reid because this amendment was offered by a Democrat and doesn't do ANYTHING AT ALL except make a statement that English is the common language.


"Today's vote heeded the voices of the vast majority of Americans who believe that English is a crucial part of being an American," said Mauro Mujica, chairman of the board of U.S. English.

U.S. English points to a 2005 Zogby International poll showing that 79 percent of Americans support making English the official language of the United States, including more than two-thirds of Democrats and four-fifths of first- and second-generation Americans.

"The debate on the Senate floor today contained many different viewpoints, but the senators were unanimous in their belief that English is the unifying factor and the key to opportunity in the United States," said Mujica.

Not exactly Mr. Mujica.  Pretty much every member of the Democratic Party in the Senate voted AGAINST making English the official language of the United States of America, and they instead voted in favor of making a worthless statement that English is the common language.

Let's look at it this way.  If you move to Mexico, you are required to learn Spanish or you cannot receive any kind of government assistance or get a driver's license, etc.  Here in America, we care enough to understand that if you are here, you might not YET be able to speak English.  So we'll help you out.  The problem is that there is little or no incentive to learn our language, so fewer and fewer immigrants are learning the language.

"Without a common language, we are not a nation of immigrants, but instead groups of immigrants living in a nation." – Mauro Mujica, chairman of the board of U.S. English.

Mr. Mujica us absolutely correct.  America is starting to see localized and separated regions where ethnic groups are congregating and isolating themselves.  We're not a melting pot anymore, we're a nation of small pockets of ethnic groups and one larger pocket of Americans.  We're not coming together at a nation we're congregating into smaller groups of hyphenated-Americans.

Another advocacy group, English First, called the Inhofe amendment "the only serious approach to the language issue."

English First criticized the 25 U.S. senators who voted for Inhofe's amendment – then immediately undercut their votes by also approving Salazar's amendment.

"These weathervanes may think they have fooled their constituents back home by voting both for and against the Inhofe amendment. We'll see," said Jim Boulet Jr., Executive Director of English First.

I don't think that the American people are that stupid, but only time will tell.  but what do you notice about this list of Republicans who tried to "sit on the border fence" on this issue:

Republicans accused of undermining the Inhofe amendment include Brownback (Kan.), Chafee (R.I.), Coleman (Minn.), DeWine (Ohio), Graham (S.C.), Hagel (Neb.), McCain (Ariz.), Murkowski (Alaska), Snowe (Maine), Specter (Penn.), Voinovich (Ohio), and Warner (Va.).

That's right, they're RINOs, all of 'em.  These are people who run as republicans, and then sit on the fence because they can't run as Independents or Democrats in their home constituencies.  They are fence-sitters at best and Democrats at worst.  But there is cause for hope and some cause for alarm:

Legislation pending in the U.S. House of Representatives (H.R. 997) also would make English the official language; that bill now has about 150 co-sponsors.

More than half of the states have passed laws making English the official language. The American Civil Liberties Union has successfully challenged some of those laws on the grounds that they unconstitutionally deny non-English speakers "fair and equal access to their government ."

And then there's the Socialist Security Problem!

Yes, SOCIALIST SECURITY.  Why did I call it Socialist Security?  Well, because that's what it is.  Karl Marx would be proud of the Socialist Security system in America.  It's nothing more than a GIANT redistribution of wealth from those who earn it to those who are retired or no longer working.  It was also a system built to ensure Socialist control over the government here in America as well.  Hence Socialist Security.

Built from the ground up as a Government Wealth Redistribution system, those who are working to provide for themselves are also tasked with providing for the welfare of those who are not working or cannot work.  So it's Socialist Security in the fact that it's firmly grounded in Socialist ideals.

But wait, there's more!  Since it was written into law, Socialist Security has been a tool for the buying of votes and SECURING the power of Socialists everywhere.  Look at how Socialist Security has become the Third Rail of American Politics.  Ever election cycle it's trotted out as a blunt object with which to bludgeon conservatives about the head.  "Why, he wants to cut your social security old folks!" or "He'd cut your social security poor disabled person!"

Now, anyone who's keeping track here will be able to tell you that Socialist Security is in trouble.  It's underfunded due to the slow aging of American Society (thanks Abortion!  Whatta pal!) and that fact that the Baby-boomer generation didn't exactly boom out any babies of their own.  The end result is that fewer and fewer people are working and contributing to the so-called "trust fund" and more and more people are holding out their hands for the fruits of the labors of others.
So we're rapidly approaching a time when a decision will have to be made to either cut benefits to everyone participating the the Socialist Security system or taxes will have to be raised on everyone else.  Knowing this, how much sense does it make to grant illegal immigrants access to the Social Security system? 

Well, that's what the Senate has voted to do!

Illegals granted Social Security

The Senate voted yesterday to allow illegal aliens to collect Social Security benefits based on past illegal employment — even if the job was obtained through forged or stolen documents.

Yes, you read that right.  If you broke the law by crossing the border illegally, worked illegally, and got that job by breaking the law and using stolen or fraudulent social security numbers or identification, you will be able to collect social security thanks to the United States Senate.

"There was a felony they were committing, and now they can't be prosecuted. That sounds like amnesty to me," said Sen. John Ensign, the Nevada Republican who offered the amendment yesterday to strip out those provisions of the immigration reform bill. "It just boggles the mind how people could be against this amendment."

The Ensign amendment was defeated on a 50-49 vote.

An amendment to the Senate Illegal Immigration reform bill that would not allow criminals to profit from their crimes was defeated by 1 vote in the Senate, meaning that both Democrats AND Republicans voted against it.

In effect, the new bill would make Identity Theft little more than something an illegal has to do in order to get a job in America and secure his place in the Socialist Security soup line.

"We all know that millions of undocumented immigrants pay Social Security and Medicare taxes for years and sometimes decades while they work to contribute to our economy," said Sen. John McCain, Arizona Republican.

"The Ensign amendment would undermine the work of these people by preventing lawfully present immigrant workers from claiming Social Security benefits that they earned before they were authorized to work in our community," he said. "If this amendment were enacted, the nest egg that these immigrants have worked hard for would be taken from them and their families."

You can always count on Senator McCain to say something ignorant and stupid.  Let's examine that statement, shall we?

First we'll tackle the idea that "we know" that these people are paying taxes?  Do we?  How do we know that these people are paying any taxes?  If they are working with stolen or fraudulent identification, how do we know who is paying the taxes?

Second, even if they are working legally and are legally entitled to work in America, since when does that qualify anyone for Socialist Security?

And finally, the comment that "If this amendment were enacted, the nest egg that these immigrants have worked hard for would be taken from them and their families." is utter ignorance.  A "nest egg" is a little something that someone puts away for their own retirement or for a rainy day.  It's theirs.  They build it, save it, and depend on it later in life.  Socialist Security is not a "nest egg."  It's a Socialist Wealth Redistribution system that is broken.  Oh, and there is no Socialist Security Trust Fund.  It was rolled into the General Budget by President Lyndon Johnson (Democrat) and the democratically controlled House and Senate in 1968 in an attempt to "float the budget" during the Vietnam War.

Mr. Ensign was among 44 Republicans and five Democrats who voted to block such payouts.

"It makes no sense to reward millions of illegal immigrants for criminal behavior while our Social Security system is already in crisis," said Sen. Jim DeMint, South Carolina Republican. "Why in the world would we endorse this criminal activity with federal benefits? The Senate missed a big opportunity to improve this bill, and I doubt American seniors will be pleased with the result."

Sen. Patrick J. Leahy, Vermont Democrat, said it would be unfair to deny illegals the benefits.

"We should not steal their funds or empty their Social Security accounts," he said. "That is not fair. It does not reward their hard work or their financial contributions. It violates the trust that underlies the Social Security Trust Fund."

Here's the bottom line.  In order to pander to the so-called "Hispanic Vote," the Democrats and a few RINO Republi-crats are willing to open the Socialist Security system to illegal immigrants who either committed Identity Theft or Fraud.  They are going to reward these crimes with inclusion in a program that is already broken and may well not be here when they retire anyway.

Within hours, the vote had become an issue in this fall's elections, raised by a Republican challenger to Sen. Debbie Stabenow, Michigan Democrat.

"Instead of protecting the retirement security of Americans who are earning an honest living and abiding by the laws of our country, Debbie Stabenow sided with people who are here illegally and abuse our Social Security system," Oakland County, Mich., Sheriff Michael Bouchard said in a press release. "Allowing illegal immigrants to use their illegal work history as credit towards receiving Social Security benefits shows that Debbie Stabenow has forgotten who she is supposed to be working for in the U.S. Senate."

A great point!  Who are these Senators representing when they voted for this bill?  It surely wasn't the vast majority of the American populous that is angry and fuming over the issue.  It's the businesses who want to pay THIRD WORLD WAGES to workers here in America.  It's the people who marched in the streets on May Day (a communist holiday, by the way) demanding to exempted from the laws of our land.

How is America benefited by further taxing the Socialist Security system by letting people who break the law raid the program based on years of criminal activity?

On Wednesday, senators narrowly approved an amendment to require a foreign worker to have a job lined up in the United States before applying for a green card. The purpose, supporters say, is to ensure that the job market isn't flooded with foreign workers. Also, it prevents foreign workers from coming to the United States only to wind up unemployed and dependent on public assistance.

But yesterday, the Senate essentially gutted that amendment by allowing foreign workers to apply for permanent residency without having a job lined up.

Both of these provisions reside in the same bill.  This is how far political double speak has come in America today.  They go so far as to include amendments to the bill that basically cancel each other out and make it a meaningless exercise in pandering and vote seeking.

So you can come to America if you have a job lined up, but you can apply for permanent residency without having a job lined up?  What's the point?  If they are so-called "guest workers," then doesn't it stand to reason that they should be here WORKING?  No, we can't discriminate against a guest worker who isn't actually a worker…  That wouldn't be politically correct of us.

No, we must allow anyone who wants to come to America and partake in our expansive Socialist Welfare State come to our shores.  We must have victims and those susceptible to vote buying in order to regain/retain our political power!

"What that means is that up to 200,000 unskilled workers a year would become eligible for a green card, regardless of economic conditions, regardless of whether that worker has been actually employed for four years, and most importantly, regardless of whether there are unemployed U.S. workers available to fill those jobs," said Sen. John Cornyn, Texas Republican.

EXACTLY!  How is it that Democrats and Republi-crats don't see this?  There are 7.1 Million unemployed Americans out there who could be working and should be working.  And yet we're wasting our time with "Guest welfare recipient" programs, "guest worker" programs, and "Guest voter" programs.  All for the sake of political power.  We should be putting Americans to work instead of keeping them on welfare and if there is room left after that, then think about allowing people to come here and work.

So what can WE do about this?

Well, contact your Senator and express displeasure.  Contact President Bush and DEMAND that he not support Amnesty, Socialist Security for illegal immigrants, and tell him to seal up the border while you're at it.  Contact your Representatives in the House, and above all, keep informed.

Here is a list of all the Senators who voted for this completely ignorant and foolish legislation.  If your Senator voted for this travesty, vote against them.  Plug your nose and vote for the other guy, otherwise we can look forward to seeing this kind of Politically Correct crap from the Senate for years to come.

Senators Voting YEA on Senate Bill 2611

Democrats Republicans Independent

Akaka (D-HI)
Baucus (D-MT)
Bayh (D-IN)
Biden (D-DE)
Bingaman (D-NM)
Boxer (D-CA)
Brownback (R-KS)
Cantwell (D-WA)
Carper (D-DE)
Clinton (D-NY)
Conrad (D-ND)
Dayton (D-MN)
Dodd (D-CT)
Durbin (D-IL)
Feingold (D-WI)
Feinstein (D-CA)
Harkin (D-IA)
Inouye (D-HI)
Johnson (D-SD)
Kennedy (D-MA)
Kerry (D-MA)
Kohl (D-WI)
Landrieu (D-LA)
Lautenberg (D-NJ)
Leahy (D-VT)
Levin (D-MI)
Lieberman (D-CT)
Lincoln (D-AR)
Menendez (D-NJ)
Mikulski (D-MD)
Murray (D-WA)
Nelson (D-FL)
Obama (D-IL)
Pryor (D-AR)
Reed (D-RI)
Reid (D-NV)
Sarbanes (D-MD)
Schumer (D-NY)
Wyden (D-OR)

Bennett (R-UT)
Chafee (R-RI)
Coleman (R-MN)
Collins (R-ME)
Craig (R-ID)
DeWine (R-OH)
Domenici (R-NM)
Frist (R-TN)
Graham (R-SC)
Gregg (R-NH)
Hagel (R-NE)
Lugar (R-IN)
Martinez (R-FL)
McCain (R-AZ)
McConnell (R-KY)
Murkowski (R-AK)
Smith (R-OR)
Snowe (R-ME)
Specter (R-PA)
Stevens (R-AK)
Voinovich (R-OH)
Warner (R-VA)

Jeffords (I-VT)

**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 the coalition and let me know at what level you would like to participate.

Doing the Work the Government Won’t Do

27 05 2006

Cross posted from A Lady's Ruminations

Open-Borders and Amnesty fans often say that illegal aliens (or "undocumented workers," as they prefer to call them) do the work that Americans won't do.

Well, here we have Americans doing the work the government won't do. AP: Minutemen building Ariz. border fence

PALOMINAS, Ariz. – Scores of volunteers gathered at a remote ranch Saturday to help a civilian border-patrol group start building a short security fence in hopes of reducing illegal immigration from Mexico.

The Minuteman Civil Defense Corps plans to install a combination of barbed wire, razor wire, and in some spots, steel rail barriers along the 10-mile stretch of private land in southeastern Arizona.

They hope it prompts the federal government to do the same along the entire Arizona border. [. . .]

Most of the day was dedicated to speeches from politicians and Minutemen leaders and celebrating large donations the Minutemen group has been receiving. As of midweek, the group had raised about $225,000 for fence materials and signed up about 1,000 volunteers to work on the project, organizers said.

"We're not going to stop. We're going to stay here with a group and keep building," said Timothy Schwartz of Glendale, Ariz., who was among at least 200 volunteers gathered. He said he wants a fence along the border from California to Texas.

Quetzal Doty of Sun Lakes, Ariz., a retired U.S. diplomatic consular officer, brought his wife, Sandy, to the event.

He said he's convinced the Minutemen and most Americans aren't anti-immigrant.

"They're just anti-illegal," said Doty. "The Minutemen walk the extra mile to avoid being anti-immigrant and that's what we like about the organization and what got us interested."

The Preamble to the Constitution of the United States of America states:

We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.

It is a pity that our government has so abdicated these principles that We the People must take up the burdens ourselves.

Our government is supposed to "establish Justice." What is just about rewarding illegal invaders with citizenship? What is just about allowing them to steal another's Social Security number and use it without fear of punishment? What is just about allowing them to only pay a portion of back taxes? What is just about allowing them to break our immigration laws and remain in the country? We might as well be in a banana republic. Why should any of us follow the law?

Our government is supposed to "insure domestic Tranquility." We the People are not feeling very tranquil right now. Tranquility requires a government that respects and listens to our opinions and beliefs. We the People do not want those who have illegally invaded our country and brought crime, disease, violence, and problems to our cities to be rewarded. Tranquility might be restored if the government stops going its own way.

Our government is supposed to "provide for the common defence." This cannot be accomplished when anyone—poor peasant or well-funded terrorist alike—can stroll across our borders and remain here—and worse, be given citizenship and all its benefits.This cannot be accomplished while illegal aliens are allowed to invade our country—a defacto foreign army. This cannot be accomplished while foreigners shoot at our Border Agents, who are trying to do their duty and provide for the common defence. This cannot be accomplished until the government takes serious the duty of closing the border and riding the country of the illegal invader.

Our government is supposed to "promote the general welfare." How is the general welfare promoted by allowing an uneducated, possibly disease-carrying, possibly violent or criminal people to further burden the American taxpayers? How is the general welfare promoted when some people, who broke the law to get here, are allowed to further break the law? The "general welfare" means what is best for the most people. How does rewarding 12 million plus lawbreakers promote the general welfare of the rest of us?

Thankfully, we still have American men who are willing to do the work the government won't do and "secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity." Unfortunately, President Bush and our elected "representatives," for the most part, are not among them.

Time to put some men into office who will do the work the government is supposed to do.

**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 the coalition and let us know at what level you would like to participate.

To Fight Or Not To Fight?

27 05 2006

Cross posted from My Country – My View

I have been getting a lot of heat from certain people who will not be named . I am told that a real Christian would not support in the fight against illegal immigration. Let me put it like this. If someone comes into your home uninvited eats your food, takes your money steals your job and even your identification; as a Christian what would you do? If you see someone breaking the law as a Christian what would you do? On the other hand if you see someone hungry, hurt, in need of help? What would you do? I would have to help the hurting person. Ok, but it is my duty as a Christian to help someone break the law, to turn the other cheek as some would say? I think this is a matter of opinion and that it is a choice having to do with what that person feels inside as to whether they should choose to join in the fight. It is not for anyone to say who is and isn't a Christian. It is up to the individual what they chose to do or not to do. If you look at it in terms of the law, what illegal invaders are doing is a violation. Who are you to tell me or anyone else that what I am doing is wrong? Who am I to tell you or any one else that what they are doing is wrong, unless it is a direct violation of the law. You Choose.

**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 the coalition and let me know at what level you would like to participate.

Senate Passes Amnesty Bill

27 05 2006

Cross posted from Second Shift Reflections

Senate Passes Amnesty Bill

Yesterday I contacted both Sen Roberts and Sen Brownback's offices regarding the pending Illegal Immigration Amnesty Bill. I know this isn't the official title of the bill, but when you break it down, that what it is. Today, the Senate ignored the will of the people and passed this travesty of a bill. Sen. Roberts voted Nay while Sen. Brownbeck voted Yea. Here are the vote tallies:

Grouped By Vote Position
YEAs —62
Akaka (D-HI) Baucus (D-MT) Bayh (D-IN) Bennett (R-UT)
Biden (D-DE) Bingaman (D-NM) Boxer (D-CA) Brownback (R-KS) Cantwell (D-WA) Carper (D-DE) Chafee (R-RI) Clinton (D-NY)
Coleman (R-MN) Collins (R-ME) Conrad (D-ND) Craig (R-ID)
Dayton (D-MN) DeWine (R-OH) Dodd (D-CT) Domenici (R-NM) Durbin (D-IL) Feingold (D-WI) Feinstein (D-CA) Frist (R-TN)
Graham (R-SC) Gregg (R-NH) Hagel (R-NE) Harkin (D-IA)
Inouye (D-HI) Jeffords (I-VT) Johnson (D-SD) Kennedy (D-MA)
Kerry (D-MA) Kohl (D-WI) Landrieu (D-LA) Lautenberg (D-NJ) Leahy (D-VT) Levin (D-MI) Lieberman (D-CT) Lincoln (D-AR)
Lugar (R-IN) Martinez (R-FL) McCain (R-AZ) McConnell (R-KY)
Menendez (D-NJ) Mikulski (D-MD) Murkowski (R-AK) Murray (D-WA)
Nelson (D-FL) Obama (D-IL) Pryor (D-AR) Reed (D-RI)
Reid (D-NV) Sarbanes (D-MD) Schumer (D-NY) Smith (R-OR)
Snowe (R-ME) Specter (R-PA) Stevens (R-AK) Voinovich (R-OH)
Warner (R-VA) Wyden (D-OR)

NAYs —36
Alexander (R-TN) Allard (R-CO) Allen (R-VA) Bond (R-MO)
Bunning (R-KY) Burns (R-MT) Burr (R-NC) Byrd (D-WV)
Chambliss (R-GA) Coburn (R-OK) Cochran (R-MS) Cornyn (R-TX)
Crapo (R-ID) DeMint (R-SC) Dole (R-NC) Dorgan (D-ND)
Ensign (R-NV) Enzi (R-WY) Grassley (R-IA) Hatch (R-UT)
Hutchison (R-TX) Inhofe (R-OK) Isakson (R-GA) Kyl (R-AZ)
Lott (R-MS) Nelson (D-NE) Roberts (R-KS) Santorum (R-PA)
Sessions (R-AL) Shelby (R-AL) Stabenow (D-MI) Sununu (R-NH)Talent (R-MO) Thomas (R-WY) Thune (R-SD) Vitter (R-LA)

Not Voting – 2
Rockefeller (D-WV)
Salazar (D-CO)

Twenty-Three Republicans voted for this bill and 4 Democrats voted against it.I will not forget about this vote. My hope is the American people will not forget it when we go vote in November, 2008 and 2010. These 23 Republicans, obviously, don't care about what their constituents think about this issue. Let's hold them accountable!

Now the battle moves to the House. We must keep the preasure on our Congressmen to make sure this bill doesn't get through in its current form. This issue is too important to our National Security and Soveriegnty to let it go through as is. Let the next campaign in the battle begin!

**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 the coalition and let me know at what level you would like to participate.

Newspaper Coverage of the Senate Illegal Immigration Amnesty Bill

27 05 2006

Cross posted from Second Shift Reflections

This is how the Senate Illegal Immigration Amnesty Bill was covered in several of the nations Newspapers:

Immigration foreshadows 2008 GOP contest
AngolaPress Fri, 26 May 2006 1:26 PM
WASHINGTON, 05/26 – Call it an early, conservative rehearsal for the 2008 campaign for the Republican presidential nomination, four senators supporting a chance at citizenship for millions of illegal immigrants, one opposed.

IMMIGRATION DEBATE: Senate OKs immigrant legislation
The Wichita Eagle
Thu, 25 May 2006 11:44 PM
In rare bipartisan accord, the Senate on Thursday approved a sweeping bill touted as the solution to end the illegal immigration crisis, plug the porous Southwest border and expand legal entry into the United States. The proposed fix, however, sets up a serious clash with the House.

Bush immigration bill gets Senate approval
Kansas City Star
Fri, 26 May 2006 0:12 AM
WASHINGTON, Landmark legislation to secure U.S. borders and offer millions of undocumented immigrants a share of the American dream cleared the Senate on Thursday, as expected.

Immigration deal unlikely, Kansans say
The Wichita Eagle
Thu, 25 May 2006 11:27 PM
Now that the Senate has passed an immigration bill, it has to work with the House of Representatives to craft a compromise that can pass both chambers.

NY Times Examines Bill That Would Remove Immigration Caps On Foreign Nurses
Medical News
Today Fri, 26 May 2006 0:05 AM
The New York Times on Wednesday examined a "little-noticed" provision that would remove the cap on the number of special visas granted to foreign nurses in a Senate immigration bill (S 2611) that is expected to pass this week. The proposal could jeopardize efforts to control the spread of diseases such as HIV/AIDS and malaria worldwide by attracting more health workers to the U.S.

The Senate may do more harm to our nation than our enemies.

**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 the coalition and let me know at what level you would like to participate.

Minute Chicks Will Assist In Breaking Ground!!!

27 05 2006

Cross posted from Red Hot Cuppa Politics

Minute Chicks Will Assist In Breaking Ground …

The Minute Men will start the Fence today. Cowgirl's out there as well, with the Minute Chicks, a group of MinuteWomen, and she'll be doing some live blogging when she has some time.

She writes in the Minute Chicks Road Trip:

The Minute Chicks made it safely to Arizona yesterday afternoon. After checking into the hotel, we enjoyed the swimming pool, and the very dry Arizona climate and gorgeous scenery. The town we are staying at, Sierra Vista, is at the foot of some rugged hills, so the view is desert and high hills. Add a clear blue sky, and a pina collada, and the result was some very happy Minute Chicks…

We are light-hearted on this trip, but we are still doing serious work. The border here is a rickety little one or two strand barbed wire nothing fence. That's not any kind of a border as far as I'm concerned. We did see some of the Border Patrol aerial surveillance equipment, which was interesting, but that is woefully insufficient for the sheer numbers of invaders crossing the border (rickety fence) here.

Today we will spend with other volunteers, to start the Minuteman Border Fence Project. Tonight, we plan to post out on the now infamous Naco Line. It will very interesting for us, since we understand that the operations are very different here than Texas. I would imagine that operations must be tailored for each location if they are to be effective

God Bless and God Speed, Cowgirl. Y'all make me proud.

There's even a little MSM coverage of the event.

From the WashingtonTimes, title link:

The Minuteman Civil Defense Corps (MCDC) will begin construction of new fencing along the U.S.-Mexico border in Palominas, Ariz., today in the wake of the Senate's passage of an immigration reform bill the Minutemen have criticized as amnesty.

"The vote to give amnesty to millions of illegal aliens by the U.S. Senate, should it pass into law, would ensure that the status quo is maintained. The borders would remain wide open and the attractive nuisance of endless welfare and social programs at the expense of the American taxpayer would remain," said MCDC President Chris Simcox.

"Those climbing over the backs of those waiting patiently to abide by our laws and instead breaking the law, illegally entering this country, and committing document fraud, those not paying taxes and those hiring illegally would be granted full amnesty," Mr. Simcox said. "This sends the message that if you play by the rules, you suffer; if you enter the United States illegally, you are not subject to the rule of law."

It's largely a symbolic gesture, at least so far, but might give a little relief to the private property owners who've agreed to have the fence built on their land

FoxNews is also running a good article on the MinuteMen … and Fred picked up a very interesting article about Chris Simcox, run in USAToday.

Click to the CoalitionBlog for the latest on illegal immigration reform, because you're sure not going to find it in the Senate. Inmuscatine has a pithy comment about the pop on capitol hill yesterday, but maybe it's because they're all drunk on amnesty juice!

And here's a link via Fix4, to just how our fearless Congressional Gerbils voted. Review it … embrace it … and remember those names.

**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 the coalition and let me know at what level you would like to participate.**

California IS slipping off into oblivion

27 05 2006

Cross posted from Fix 4 RSO

I have serious doubts about conservatism when I wander around the blogosphere. I was hopping around and landed on the top story at California Conservative entitled, “Chill Out Dude”. Gary is writing about a memo circulated within the RNC by Matthew Dowd (did you get this memo? i didn’t either. guess we don’t rate, eh?) – and all the research supports the whimps in the RNC anyway, so, what’s new?

Welcome to Wachingtun DC, where’s the pork, eh?

Anyway, here is a comment I left on California Conservative’s website:

Huh? I’m a Republican and I never got this memo. Oh, you mean RNC to RNC memo. Well, that’s a vacuum chamber I’m not privy to share with our power brokers.

Is everyone who writes on this site FROM California? And, are we all watching this country go down the tubes, one southern border state at a time? This piece speaks to Conservatives? OK, maybe not me, since I’m not well read, learned, and a dumb ex-USAF tool jockey.

I still vote. And, I gotta tell ya, I’m gonna deviate this November. I’m tired. California politics is a complete joke. I am a NATIVE CALIFORNIAN, I served my country, and my country is serving me spoiled milk and dry cookies.


The warning signs in this post are, “internal poll” and “79% of self-identified conservatives”. I’m sorry, but to be conservative one has to make the sacrifice of non-comprimise on a multitude of issues in front of us – one being this amnesty mess.

Compassionate Conservatives are busy looking around realizing that we are being compassionate to everyone but ourselves. Is there something wrong with those of us that want a better life for OUR OWN CHILDREN that arrived on this soil LEGALLY?!

The tripe that was voted on this week is a clear message to those of us that ARE conservative and are surrounded by a state’s worth of people possessing a serious lack of visionary control. Stop making concessions to a group of people that are TRULY looking for growing the government – and in the wrong direction.

Have you actually READ the text? If you did, why is this section in the bill:

Sec. 759 – Screening of municipal solid waste

And, don’t get me started on the funds that are gonna fly out the door based on this bill. READ the appropriations, set asides, and grant proposals. Sheesh, is anyone fiscally conservative anymore?

Oh, and S.2611 should never have passed. If it is so full of “numerous atrocities”, WHY DID THEY PASS IT?!

Roe-v-Wade was a compromise, too. Where are we today, I ask you all?

Eeeks, I’d say I came out of my box, eh? ;) And I’m sure many of you do not agree with me, and that’s OK. But one thing I have begun to realize is that no one cares anymore about themselves. I am not saying to be selfish is the goal. But, to truly look out for our children, and taking our current societal decay into account, are we really making a better world for them? Is their future sound? Are my two daughters going to be able to go out at night and be safe? Can my girls take a Senior Trip in High School and come home – not end up kidnapped and dead?

I ask you, is compromise really what you seek, or are you actually responding to the 20 plus years of brain washing the likes of Marlo Thomas, Phil Donahue, Merv Griffin, and Dave Letterman have heaped upon you?

I look inward before looking out. I have no skeletons in my closet so I speak from my own truth. I have no fear my daughters will be successful and prosperous in their lives. Yet, I have a serious amount of trepidation for our collective future.

I am self-centered, defined the right way: I am centered in my beliefs. I am sure you are too. But, can you please hear me out for just a moment? Why am I the wrong one all the time? Why, Gary and Matthew, do I have to look inward when so many in politics spend too much time looking outward?

I say, maybe they are wrong.

**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, e-mail the coalition and let them know at what level you would like to participate.

Rule of Law

26 05 2006

Cross posted from InMuscatine – U.S. Capitol Police Reopen House Building After Reports of Gunfire:

WASHINGTON — Reports of shots fired inside a House office building on Capitol Hill — which caused a shutdown Friday of that building as well as the Capitol — likely resulted from noise caused by construction workers inside a parking garage, a police spokeswoman said.

Calling it a “plausible explanation,” U.S. Capitol Police spokeswoman Kimberly Schneider said workers were doing their routine duties when they made some kind of noise.

“It was a valid call. … It sounded like gunfire and we responded as such,” Schneider said. Without expanding further, she said it was a congressional employee who reported the incident. It wasn’t clear what type of work the construction crew was doing.

“This is very good news, and we’re happy to report it to you,” Schneider said, adding that the investigators are continuing to gather information.

Police issued an all-clear alert Friday afternoon after investigating reports of gunshots heard earlier in the day in the garage level of a House building.

Police opened the Rayburn House Office Building after sealing it for more than four hours to search the garage area for a gunman or anyone who may have been injured after smelling gunpowder and receiving reports of shots.

Never forget the following :

The same people who think they are immune to FBI searches and refuse to defend our country from invasion by illegal aliens sure do become born-again believers in the rule of law when it is T H E I R lives on the line !!

The same people who would have us believe they cannot be investigated by the FBI sure didn’t refuse police protection today, did they? Why, the conversion back to believing in the rule of law was startling for its hypocrisy and swiftness – but they again, the congress-critters thought THEY were threatened. I believe the words of Star Wars are appropriate here – you will never find a more wretched hive of scum and villiany.

DO NOT forget easily this day when you go to vote.

DO NOT forget easily this day when you hear a congress-critter say they are for the rule of law.

DO NOT forget easily this day when you are solicited for a political donation.

But above all, be of good cheer and do not despair. Take comfort in the wisdom of Abraham Lincoln who said the ballot is stronger than the bullet. Our time to enact change comes soon. Be patient, be happy, and enjoy the summer.

But come the fall – DO NOT FORGET !!

**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 the coalition and let me know at what level you would like to participate.**

Drunk on Amnesty Juice: Hangover Remedy is a House Special

26 05 2006

Cross posted from CommonSenseAmerica

It’s not really a good idea to ignore the clear public will of the American voter but it seems that our Senate is out of control and under the influence of a foreign substance.

From The Washington Times

The Senate yesterday easily approved an immigration bill that allows 10 million illegal aliens to become citizens, doubles the flow of legal immigration each year and will cost U.S. taxpayers an estimated $54 billion over the next 10 years.

In the moments before the vote, Mr. Frist and about a dozen senators, from both parties, tearfully congratulated one another for all their hard work in producing the legislation.

After the vote, more than a dozen giddy lawmakers from both sides of the aisle gathered before television cameras to again commend one another.

Yes, like a group of drunken, rowdy teenagers, the Senate has decided they are no longer under the control of the American voter and we watched as they celebrated their bad behavior. Drunk with their perceived newfound freedom our Senators, like all children, have made some very immature and unwise decisions. And just like the teenager who decides to ignore the rules of his parents, the outcome is always self-destructive.

Sen. John Cornyn, Texas Republican, said yesterday he has been amazed by the Senate's inability to do what voters clearly want.

“There seems to me to be a sense of surreality here, where people in the Senate just are not listening to what the American people are telling us,” he said. “We've tried, through the course of the amendments that have been offered that people standing here have offered, to highlight some of the problems that we have identified and which I believe are responsive to the concerns that we've heard from our constituents.”

Don’t worry, Mr. Cornyn. The American people are not only amazed, we are infuriated. And amnesty for these Senators will not be an option at the voting booths across America.

Americans now look to our House of Representatives to speak for us and remedy this ugly hangover.

**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 the coalition and let me know at what level you would like to participate.**

Eh, Welcome to Wachingtun DC! (deColores)

26 05 2006

Cross posted from Fix 4 RSO

Yesterday, we got snarfed. The Senate has done it again and followed the Chevy Maverick of politicians, McCain. That guys no maverick, he’s a May Pole that’s not wrapped too tight!

Both the CAII and are blasting the blogosphere with the current event of the day, today. And, the calls are going out to pound Wachington (my new pronunciation, like the mexicali twang?) with cards, letters, faxes, phone calls, and e-mails! These pinheads haven’t a clue what sort of fire they’re startin’, do they?!

Here’s how our firestarter over at lays it down:

The Senate just passed it’s Hagel-Martinez Amnesty bill — what we call the “No Illegal Alien Left Behind Act” — by a final vote of 62-36.

If you have been watching the debate then you know that this outrageous bill has gotten worse by the hour. Right down to the final minutes before the vote, Senators were adding language that further undermines our nation. For example, the bill calls for “consultation” with Mexican authorities before the agreed-upon fence is built!

+ + Roll Call Vote

Go here to see the Roll Call vote on the final bill:

+ + “Amnesty Republicans”

Here’s your list of “Amnesty Republicans.”
Remember — without these Republicans there
would be no amnesty bill!

Robert Bennett (UT): (202) 224-5444
Sam Brownback (KS): (202) 224-6521
Lincoln Chafee (RI): (202) 224-2921
Norm Coleman (MN): (202) 224-5641
Susan Collins (ME) (202) 224-2523
Larry Craig (ID): (202) 224-2752
Mike DeWine (OH): (202) 224-2315
Pete Domenici (NM): (202) 224-6621
Bill Frist (TN): (202) 224-3344
Lindsay Graham (SC): (202) 224-5972
Judd Gregg (NH): (202) 224-3324
Chuck Hagel (NE): (202) 224-4224
Richard Lugar (IN): (202) 224-4814
Mel Martinez (FL): (202) 224-3041
John McCain (AZ): (202) 224-2235
Mitch McConnell (KY): (202) 224-2541
Lisa Murkowski (AK): (202) 224-6665
Gordon Smith (OR): (202) 224-3753
Olympia Snowe (ME): 202) 224-5344
Arlen Specter (PA): (202) 224-4254
Ted Stevens (AK): (202) 224-3004
George Voinovich (OH): (202) 224-3353
John Warner (VA): (202) 224-2023

+ + Don’t Lose Hope — Battle Just Begun!

And, our fearless leader over at CAII sounds the same:

Well, the Senate passed a bad bill, but I expected they would. Now don’t forget about the June 6th D-Day assault on the Capital. Those post cards can go to the house instead of Congress, and so will our calls, emails and faxes.

As soon as I hear the House is taking it up in Congress, we are going to hit the House. We have a real chance of defeating this in the House so don’t give up. If you wish to vent about this please do so to your Senators, and let them know how you feel about them passing a bill that will destroy our country. Remember how your cockroaches voted and write it down!

Here is a tool too look up how anyone has voted on any topic:

Here is a tool that sends you an email that will tell you how your cockroaches vote on everything:

Excellent tools I recommend.

It just astounds me how out of touch Wachingtun is, ya know?

**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, e-mail the coalition and let them know at what level you would like to participate.

Call it a Banana – Not just immigration: It’s societal transformation

26 05 2006

Cross posted from DeMediacratic Nation

Mark Steyn wrote an article recently (May 21), that is available at the Chicago Sun-Times. I hesitate remarking on it as I post it, when it should just be read as is.

With a flair for the obvious – Mark Steyn at the Chicago Sun-Times, "Not just immigration: It's societal transformation"

From the Washington Times: "The Senate voted yesterday to allow illegal aliens to collect Social Security benefits based on past illegal employment."Well, I think that's the kind of moderate compromise "comprehensive immigration reform" package all Americans can support, don't you?

Some mean-spirited extremist House Republicans had proposed that illegal aliens should only receive 75 percent of the benefits to which they're illegally entitled for having broken the law.

On the other hand, President Bush had proposed that illegal aliens should also be able to collect Social Security benefits for any work they'd done in Mexico (assuming, for the purposes of argument, there is any work to be done in Mexico).

On the other other hand, Sen. Trent Lott (R-Miss.) and Sen. Ted Stevens (R-Alaska) had added earmarks to the bill proposing that the family of Mohamed Atta should be entitled to receive survivor benefits plus an American Airlines pilot's pension based on past illegal employment flying jets over the northeast corridor on Tuesday mornings in late 2001.

Fortunately, the world's greatest deliberative body was able to agree on this sensible moderate compromise.

Meanwhile, from the Associated Press:

"Mexico warned Tuesday it would file lawsuits in U.S. courts if National Guard troops detain migrants on the border."….(continued)

**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 the coalition and let Brian know at which level you would like to participate.**

The Senate passed the bill on Immigration Reform, DON’T GIVE UP!

25 05 2006

Cross posted from Double Barreled Opinions

The Senate passed the bill on Immigration Reform. It now goes back to the House. Do not give up. We must let the members of the House know what we want, and let the members of the Senate know how disgusted we are with them. Use this link to look up how your elected officials voted and thank them if they voted for the House's bill and against the Senate's bill – otherwise, let them have it.

Please read the Thursday CAII wrap-up I just posted. There's a lot of very interesting information from the various blogs in the coalition. The first item from Wal-Mart – the Mexican Memorial Day flyer, and farther down where DeMediacraticNation says who's behind the protest marches: This is all about the political power of the unions, with autoworkers unions membership flailing; these are the new powerhouses, at least they hope. So we certainly do have people marching for rights; but they are also pawns.

Please email this article to everyone you can and ask them to contact their elected officials.
Click here to email the link to this web page to your friends, your family, your co-workers, and everyone you can think of.

Click Here to Contact Your Elected Officials.
My suggestions to tell your Representatives:
– We must put an end to Federal and State support of illegal aliens and illegal immigrants (financial support like Social Security).
– We must close up and secure our borders.
– We must give warning that we will not tolerate gangs, drugs, and criminals coming across the border and that will arm our military with lethal force and allow them to use it.
– We must stop granting citizenship automatically to infants born on American soil of parents that are illegal aliens or illegal immigrants.
– We do not want a guest worker program.
– We want illegal aliens and illegal immigrants rounded up and deported.
– We do not want a path to citizenship for illegal aliens and illegal immigrants.
– We want laws that protect American citizens from being sued for protecting their property and possessions.

Until next time,

**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 the coalition and let me know at what level you would like to participate.**

This Is Not What I or CAII Stand For

25 05 2006

Cross posted from My Country – My View

U.S. Newswire : Releases : "White Supremacists Ratchet Up AntiHispanic Action as…"

I know there are a lot of people out there that call me and some of us at CAII racists.
This is just so far from the truth.
Below is an article of the real racists.
We at CAII are just trying to fight ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION.
There is no hate here.
We are only asking that when people come to this country, that they come here legally; and not try to make this country over.
As for those of you that call me personally a racist, you got shit mixed up.
Look here: I am a Mexican American!This is not what I teach my children.

White Supremacists Ratchet Up Anti-Hispanic Action as U.S. Immigration Debate Rages, Says Anti-Defamation League

5/24/2006 12:13:00 PM

To: National Desk

Contact: Myrna Shinbaum, 212-885-7747, Todd Gutnick, 212-885-7755, both of the Anti-Defamation League

NEW YORK, May 24 /U.S. Newswire/ — As the national debate over immigration continues to hold the national spotlight, neo- Nazis and white supremacists have ratcheted up their anti- Hispanic action, using everything from Internet video games to street demonstrations and other confrontational tactics in an effort to exploit the debate as a means to spread hate. Their goal is to draw new attention to their hateful notions about minorities and hopes for making America a nation for "Whites only."

The Anti-Defamation League (ADL), which monitors and reports on the activities of far-right extremists, has updated its online report, "Extremists Declare ‘Open Season’ on Immigrants" with new information showing that extremists continue to focus their energies on Hispanic hate-mongering through racist rhetoric, crude stereotypes, and threats of using violence to intimidate illegal immigrants.

"As we have gotten deeper into the discussion on immigration, the white supremacist movement has reinvigorated itself and closed ranks around the cause of fighting immigration and turning America into a nation for ‘Whites only’", said Abraham H. Foxman, ADL National Director. "The immigration debate has provided the perfect storm for America’s white supremacist fringe to recruit, organize and sow the seeds of racial discord and hate."

On the Internet, right-wing extremists have championed video games such as "Border Patrol," where the aim is to shoot to kill Mexicans as they attempt to cross the border, and used their Web sites to spread hateful anti-Hispanic messages. In the real world, white supremacist leaders have organized protests and encouraged their followers to act violently against immigrants or anyone of Hispanic origin.

Anti-Hispanic Violence

ADL’s report cites two recent incidents as the latest in a multi-year trend of increasing violence targeting Hispanics:

— A teenager was arrested in East Hampton, Long Island, on April 29 after he allegedly threatened a Hispanic teenager with a machete and chased a second teenager with a chain saw while shouting racial epithets. Described by classmates as a skinhead, the alleged perpetrator had posted to the Internet photographs of himself posing as a Nazi and adorning a shed with swastikas.

— David Henry Tuck, 18, and Keith Robert Turner, 17, were arrested and charged with aggravated sexual assault in the brutal April 22 attack of a teenage Hispanic high school student in Houston. The victim was beaten and sodomized with a plastic pipe from a patio umbrella, then kicked in the head with steel-toed boots.

White Supremacist Protests

In recent weeks, white supremacists have organized protests, rallies and other events across the country:

— In Seattle, Washington, and Las Vegas, Nevada, members of the neo-Nazi National Vanguard held anti-immigration protests on May 20. On its Web site, the National Vanguard declared that day to be a "day of protest against George W. Bush’s plan to destroy America," calling the president's immigration proposals a "sellout of the nation."

— In Keene, New Hampshire, New England members of the Arkansas-based neo-Nazi group White Revolution held a self- described "anti-invasion" demonstration on May 7 to protest "the invasion of America by illegal non-white hordes.’

— In Russellville, Alabama, members of the Alabama chapter of the Indiana-based National Knights of the Ku Klux Klan held an anti-immigration rally on May 6, yelling "Let's get rid of the Mexicans!" After the rally, the Klansmen burned a cross in a field outside of town.

— In Montgomery, Alabama, the neo-Confederate group League of the South and the Coalition against Illegal Immigration together organized an anti-immigration "Cinco de Mayo" demonstration on May 5. The event was promoted in the racist and anti-Semitic newspaper, "First Freedom."

— In Greenville, South Carolina, the racist Council of Conservative Citizens held an anti-immigration demonstration on April 29 in front of the offices of Republican Congressman Lindsey Graham, where they burned Mexican flags and displayed signs such as "More INS, Less IRS," "Vote for Pedro to Go Home," and "I Didn't Fight in Iraq for Illegal Aliens."

EDITORS NOTE: To speak with an expert on extremism, contact ADL Media Relations at 212-885-7749 or Further examples of racist rhetoric, protests and other activities surrounding the immigration issue are available on the League’s Web site at


The Anti-Defamation League, founded in 1913, is the world’s leading organization fighting anti-Semitism through programs and services that counteract hatred, prejudice and bigotry.


/© 2006 U.S. Newswire 202-347-2770/

Brian Bonner adds: 

The Group associated with the May 5th Demonstration in Alabama was not The Coalition Against Illegal Immigration. They mistakenly used our name, and that has been rectified. Although we did call for a nation wide boycott of Cinco de Mayo, and support all peaceful protests against illegal immigration. 

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Walmart Catering to Mexicans?

25 05 2006

Cross posted from The Uncooperative Blogger

Notice I did not say Mexican-Americans…

I thought you would like to see a Texas Walmart’s ad for Memorial Day. They also have Spanish broadcasts on screens, in their stores.

Now I don’t mind targeted advertising for groups, but at a time when we are having this debate on Illegal Immigration it is obvious what they are doing. Not to mention, what does this have to do with Memorial Day?

Walmart’s Feedback Form

If you would rather not provide us with this information, you may call us at 1-800-WAL-MART (1-800-925-6278).

Hat tip: Coalition Supporter, Texas Uproar

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Retire Mexico

25 05 2006

Cross posted from CommonSenseAmerica

One of the biggest divides in the immigration debate is whether or not to freely gift U.S. citizenship to over 12 million illegal immigrants already in this nation and their family members.

Did all of these people really come to America to become citizens? Or did they come merely to earn a better living and then return home?

We hear from one side of the debate that these people are just here to work and they should be treated with dignity and respect. That’s fine with me. But out of the same mouths we hear that we should allow them to become citizens and thus have access to all of our Federal, State, and local benefits.

If the majority of these people simply come here to work, to send money back home, and to retire in the country of their origin, why is our Senate hell-bent on handing them guaranteed retirement benefits equal to that of American citizens.

The average wage in Mexico is approximately $70 to $100 per week. Our Social Security benefits are near $1,000 per month for even a modest workers income. So, these workers could retire quite nicely in Mexico courtesy of America.

The way I see it is that an illegal immigrant who had no intention of ever becoming an American citizen but wanted to work here for a time and then go home, would be an absolute fool to pass up this offer.

And don’t think that the Mexican government hasn’t thought about this one, folks.

The Washington Post

SALT LAKE CITY, May 24 — Adding a voice from south of the border to the national debate on immigration, Mexican President Vicente Fox is barnstorming the western United States this week, arguing against fencing off the U.S.-Mexico border and asking Americans for “decent treatment of our people.”

But the Mexican leader's most rapturous reception in Utah came in meetings with immigrants from Mexico and other Latin countries. Each time he met with groups of his countrymen, Fox told them that their long-term ties to Mexico will continue while they live and work in the United States.

“Even though you are far from Mexico, you are an integral part of Mexico,” Fox said at the rally here on Tuesday. “Over there, we wait for you with open arms.”

There are a couple of fantastic benefits to the Mexican government in this bogus “earned citizenship”, amnesty program.

First, of course, is the fact that Mexico now depends on the monies sent home by its citizens as their remittances have become the nations largest source of income for Mexico.

Second, Mexico allows its citizens to obtain dual citizenship and calls on their citizens to vote in the interest of Mexico at the polls in America.

Third, Mexico will welcome home, “with open arms”, all of its citizens who wish to bring their Social Security payments from America.

Yes, this amnesty bill is great news and offers fantastic economic and political perks for Mexico and its citizens.

Would someone please remind our Senators that they were elected to protect the economic and political needs of America?

**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 the coalition and let me know at what level you would like to participate.**

Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio Understands Illegal Immigration

25 05 2006

Cross posted from Right Truth

The Reality says that "Bush’s Tough Talk on Immigration Falls Flat". No kidding. We agree with that completely. But the person who really does get it, is Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio, "who had the audacity, in the Mexican government’s view, to enforce an anti-human smuggling law that went into effect in Arizona last August." source

So here we have a foreign country meddling in U.S. domestic affairs and threatening the safety and wellbeing of American citizens, yet none dare call it what it is. One might also wonder why the ACLU and other privacy rights advocates are not up in arms about the Border Patrol providing information about American citizens to a foreign government. they’re more worried about the “rights” of al-Qaeda contacts not to have their phone calls wiretapped by the National Security Agency than they are Minuteman Project volunteers. The fact that the Minutemen have consistently come under fire from the ACLU and other liberal groups would explain the double standard.California Governor Arnold Schwarzegger is going so far as to host an official state dinner for Mexican President Vicente Fox this week. Fox will also address a joint session of the California Legislature and meet privately with Assembly Speaker Fabian Nunez (D-Los Angeles). The same goes for Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, who Fox is flying down to meet a few days later.

“RINOs” or “Republicans in Name Only” candidates and their left-leaning Democratic opponents, the GOP base is fed up. In Pennsylvania, 14 Republican incumbents were defeated in primaries, while Congressman Chris Cannon of Utah and Tom Osborne of Nebraska, both seen as weak on illegal immigration, lost out as well. In contrast, the Republicans who have chosen to break with their masters at the Chamber of Commerce are experiencing a surge in popularity. …

If Americans wish to rescue their country from the brink of oblivion, they will be ever vigilant about the integrity of the ballot box. Granting illegal immigrants the vote would be the final victory in the campaign to render American citizenship meaningless. And with citizenship goes sovereignty. source

FrontPageMagazine has an article on terrorists that are already here in the United States. How did they get here? The author suspects as many as 1,000 al Qaeda terrorists are here, and probably more than that. I suggest that some of them probably came across the open borders, some with student visas and other legal means.

I received an email that has been going around the internet showing how strongly people feel about the illegal immigration situation:

The phrase "cheap labor" is a myth, a farce, and a lie. There is no such thing as "cheap labor." Take, for example, an illegal Mexican who sneaks in here with his wife and five children. He takes a job for five or six dollars an hour. At that wage with six dependents he pays no income tax, yet at the end of the year gets an "earned income credit" of up to $3,200 free. He qualifies for Section 8 housing and subsidized rent, food stamps, and free (no deductible, no co-pay) health care. His children get free breakfasts and lunches at school, and require bi-lingual teachers and books that taxpayers provide. He doesn't have to worry about car insurance, life insurance, or homeowners insurance. Taxpayers provide Spanish language signs, bulletins, and printed material. He and his family receive the equivalent of $20 to $30 an hour in benefits, while working Americans are lucky to have $5 or $6 an hour left after paying their bills and his, and paying for increased crime, graffitti, and trash cleanup. Cheap labor…………………………… My A$$!

Others posting on the criminal linvaders:

From A Lady's Ruminations, "Not Sweeping Enough"

Is anyone surprised that the Senate, full of people who are supposed to represent us, has decided to throw its lot in with illegal aliens and the open-borders lobby? Just great. AP: Senate advances sweeping immigration billIf only that headline meant that the Senate was all for "sweeping" the illegal invaders right out of our country.

Alas, woe are we. The Senate would rather stab us in the back than enforce the laws we already have—perfectly good laws.

If our elected "representatives" don't want to do what we elected them to do, then we will just have to sweep them out of office in November. Tell them what you think (and that they better make some vacation plans) here.

Lots more from Hot Air and Michelle Malkin.

From DeMediacratic Nation, "

The mere fact that persons in violation of the law are now concerned with actual enforcement of the law is exactly what we had hoped for – Senator Chip Rogers, GA

Gee, here is an idea that sounds as if it is already paying dividends even though it doesn't go into effect until 2007.

From the Chattanooga Times Free Press:

The new law will apply federal verification rules to residents seeking Medicaid and many other tax-funded services and deny state government contracts to businesses hiring illegal immigrants., "Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison Weighs in On Gas and Immigration"

Senator Hutchison, or someone on her staff, took the time to write a page and a half letter regarding her stance on immigration.

Mensa Barbie, "US Sovereingty and the Prosperity Agenda" (An excellent post, go read it all)

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Clinton Tougher On Border Than Bush …. ?

25 05 2006

Cross posted from Red Cuppa Politics

Here's another article I don't especially want to post, but I think it might be important:

From the WashingtonTimes, which can usually be counted on to be fairly reliable:

The U.S. Border Patrol increased at a faster rate and apprehended more illegal aliens per year under President Clinton than under President Bush, according to statistics from a new, unpublished congressional research briefing report.

Mr. Bush trails his predecessor on a series of measures of border security, says the briefing from the Congressional Research Service to the House Judiciary Committee, which was based on Department of Homeland Security data.

Mr. Clinton increased the number of Border Patrol agents and pilots by 126 percent over his eight-year term, or an average of 642 per year, while Mr. Bush has averaged 411 new agents per year through 2005, for a total increase of 22.3 percent over his tenure.

Although Mr. Bush last week said his administration has caught and returned 6 million illegal aliens, that's actually a drop from any five-year period during Mr. Clinton's administration, the briefing says.

Meanwhile, the number of alien absconders has grown by more than 200,000 during Mr. Bush's term, reaching 536,644 in fiscal 2005; the number of completed fraud cases has dropped; and, until recently, detention beds hovered at or below the level Mr. Bush inherited from Mr. Clinton in 2001 (more)

The report remains unpublished; I'd like to get a look at the original if it's possible.

I'd also like to point out that Vincente Fox was not in office during the Clinton era. Fox has been encouraging, and aiding, Mexicans to cross the border.

Meanwhile, the Senate Gerbil Pork Sausage Pattie will hit the House in the next couple of weeks.

Here are the main points of the final bill, according to the NYT's:

Under the Senate agreement, illegal immigrants who have lived in the United States for five years or more, about seven million people, would eventually be granted citizenship if they remained employed, passed background checks, paid fines and back taxes, and enrolled in English classes.

Illegal immigrants who have lived here two to five years, about three million people, would have to leave the country briefly and receive a temporary work visa before returning, as a guest worker. Over time, they would be allowed to apply for permanent residency and ultimately citizenship.

Illegal immigrants who have been here less than two years, about one million people, would be required to leave the country altogether. They could apply for the guest worker program, but they would not be guaranteed acceptance in it.

The legislation would also require employers to use a new employment verification system that would distinguish between legal and illegal workers. In addition, it would impose stiff fines for violations by employers, create legal-immigrant documents resistant to counterfeiting, increase the number of Border Patrol agents and mandate other enforcement measures.

The employer verification might do some good, but the basic objection by the House is expected to revolve around the path to citizenship.

There are also no teeth in the bill, i.e., why would anyone want to go to the trouble of jumping through the hoops and expense of being a citizen when they can have what they want without doing it? Why would anyone volunteer to do the guest worker program, when there's no enforcement to stop the status quo.

Click to the CoalitionBlog for the latest on illegal immigration reform.

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