Human heads, drug gangs, Mexican politics, and immigration

30 06 2006

Cross posted from Right Truth

Police on Thursday found a human head by the main entrance to City Hall in Acapulco, Mexico. A turf war exists among drug gangs competing for control of the region, so they can smuggle drugs up the coast and into the United States.

A note was found signed with the letter “Z,” which authorities said was an attempt to link the death to “Las Zetas,” a group of former elite Mexican soldiers who now work for the Gulf drug cartel.The discovery came one day after a decapitated body was found outside the residence of city employee Maria Teresa Ascencio Villasenor, a close ally of Mayor Felix Salgado. Police said the letter “Z” was carved into the chest.

Ascencio and four of her relatives were injured May 10 when assailants launched a grenade near her home.

Neither the head nor body have been identified.

Earlier this month, a severed human head washed up on the beach in the heart of Acapulco’s tourist zone. In April, suspected drug gunmen decapitated two police officers who had participated in a shootout with traffickers.

Salgado, who has been mayor eight months, called the killing “an act of provocation” aimed at forcing him out of office. source

What does any of the above have to do with immigration? It’s just another example of the politics that goes on in Mexico. It shows the extent that these gangs will to go to get their drugs to market. The gangs that traffic in human cargo are no different. The same routes for moving drugs are used for moving illegals into the United States.

If you have ever been to Mexico, Acapulco in particular, you know that it is a beautiful place — if you stay inside the resort area. If you walk on the beach, or leave the protection of the resort, you are subject to the ‘real Mexico’. It’s a place of proverty that you cannot imagine without seeing it. People living in sheds and lean-to’s that we would not even allow our livestock to stay in. Children begging for coins or anything.

It’s no wonder they want to get out and start a life somewhere else, specifically the US. But if their elected officials would do their jobs, get the criminals out of the police departments, clamp down on the drugs and gangs… perhaps Mexico could have a thriving economy, a place where their citizens could make a living for their families.

Other articles on immigration:
Morning Coffee , “Another local community cracking down on Illegal Immigrants.”

Morning Coffee, “Colorado Gov to call special legislative session on immigration Morning Coffee, “Security blitz along border slows smugglers

Take Back Georgia, ” MUST SEE VIDEO”

*FLASHBACK* MUST SEE VIDEO – 1996 American supporters of Prop 187 in California ATTACKED by Hispanic Illegal Immigrants.

The Uncooperative Blogger, “Illegal Aliens Taking Jobs Fighting Fires

Pursuing Holiness is doing a CAII round-up

InMuscatine, “When is an Illegal Alien not an Illegal Alien?

DeMediacratic Nation, ” Senators work to secure border”

Common Sense America, “New Yorkers To Rally Against Illegal Immigration

Red Hot Cuppa Politics, ” “Securing the Border Is Number One …””

**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.**

“Securing the Border Is Number One …”

30 06 2006

Cross posted from Red Hot Cuppa Politics

So, according to the WashingtonPost, our fearless Senate gerbils have been dropping coy hints that they’re considering coming a little closer to the House position on immigration. Miracles happen during election years, don’t they?

“…in recent days, senators and the White House have dropped hints that they are willing to move closer to the House’s position — perhaps by agreeing to a two-phase plan that would begin with construction of triple-layer walls, deployment of surveillance aircraft and other means of tightening the border with Mexico.

When those measures are fully funded and operational — a process that could take as much as two years — debate on some version of the Senate’s broader proposals would begin.

Judiciary Committee Chairman Arlen Specter (R-Pa.), a leader of the Senate’s immigration efforts, told CNN this week: “I think everybody agrees that securing the border is number one. . . . We’re prepared to commit to secure borders. We have got to have a timetable on the rest of it, as well…”

According to the article, President Bush is “intrigued” by Representative Mike Pence’s proposal that the guest worker be addressed only after the border is secure.

Now, our fearless politicians plan to hold “field” hearings in Laredo and San Diego. Specter has scheduled a “field hearing” in Philadelphia next week. Teddy Kennedy’s been invited to that one; perhaps they’ll discuss methods of crossing a river without casualties.

Please click to the CoalitionBlog for the latest and freshest on illegal immigration reform. StetsonTip to MorningCoffee, who posted a pretty good round-up of yesterday: “…Other CAII Posts today include Unocoperative Blogger with Illegal Aliens Taking Jobs Fighting Fires, Take Back Georgia provided a Must See Video, InMuscatine asks When is an Illegal Alien not an Illegal alien, DeMediaCratic Nation proves to us that there are some Senators working to secure the border

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

Another local community cracking down on Illegal Immigrants

29 06 2006

Cross posted from Morning Coffee

From NBC6 

AVON PARK, Fla.Avon Park, a Highlands County city, is poised to crack down on undocumented immigrants.

It is proposing fines for businesses and landlords that accommodate them and making English the city’s official language. The city council is expected to vote July 10 to approve the Illegal Immigration Relief Act Ordinance. The measure got initial approval Monday.Mayor Tom Mackline says this is something the majority of the community would support. Avon Park has about 88-hundred residents.

He says establishing English as the official language of the city would apply to all official city business, not to private businesses or conversations on the street.

Critics say such a law amounts to discrimination and question whether it can be enforced.

Avon Park is about 85 miles southeast of Tampa.

Avon Park Fl joins other communities nationwide that are at various stages of passing local laws to deal with illegal immigrants, those who illegally hire them, and those that provide housing to them. States like Georgia, and Colorado are also seeking to pass laws to address the problem.

Other CAII Posts today include Unocoperative Blogger with Illegal Aliens Taking Jobs Fighting Fires, Take Back Georgia provided a Must See Video, InMuscatine asks When is an Illegal Alien not an Illegal alien, DeMediaCratic Nation proves to us that there are some Senators working to secure the border

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

Illegal Aliens Taking Jobs Fighting Fires

29 06 2006

Cross posted from The Uncooperative Blogger

I just watched a gentleman on Fox News who was a supervisor for Bush Fire Fighters and he was demoted for not being able to speak spanish. He said 35-45% of the fire fighters he has trained were hispanics who only speak spanish. Hmm, I wonder if they could be here illegally?

He went on to explain they are hiring more and more hispanics because the contracts for fighting the fires are bided on and the lower the bid, the more points you get. See, they are paying the illegals less money so they can bid lower.

So, this U.S. Citizen lost his job because of illegal alien invaders, this makes me sick.

**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.

Must See Video

29 06 2006

Cross posted from Take Back Georgia

1996 American supporters of Prop 187 in California ATTACKED by Hispanic Illegal Immigrants.


Be proud, Georgians – Demediacraticna

tion features an article that proves our Senators and Representatives are making headlines across the U.S.

Trust me – other pro-border citizens are listening and watching Georgia, and then questioning why their elected officials aren’t listening to THEM.

**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.

When is an Illegal Alien not an Illegal Alien?

29 06 2006

Cross posted from InMuscatine

When the MSM media writes a story about illegal aliens, silly!

Doesn’t it sound genteel? “Hiding foreign workers” sounds so much better than smuggling
illegal aliens :

Des Moines Register | 2 in Iowa accused of hiding
foreign workers

The owners of two Chinese restaurants in Atlantic and Harlan have been
charged with harboring multiple undocumented immigrants after federal authorities were
tipped to suspicious wire transfers, apparently intended to repay smugglers.

Court papers filed in U.S. District Court in Des Moines allege that Shui Ming Lin and Xiu
Wen “Wendy” Lin knowingly “did hire, conceal, harbor and shield” six workers from the
detection of immigration authorities.

The two owners are in the country legally on a “temporary, political asylum-based status,’’
court records show. Both have been released pending trial after surrendering their
passports to federal authorities.

If convicted, each faces up to 10 years in federal prison.

Of course, it’s not like they can secure fake passports and leave the country, or just move
elsewhere within the USA. But without intending to, the Des Moines Register puts to lie the
old saw about illegal aliens paying taxes :

Once in Iowa, workers were paid between $400 and $1,800 per month,
in cash, according to the documents, to work either at China Garden Restaurant
in Atlantic or Panda Garden Restaurant in Harlan.

Emphasis is emphatically mine.

How much you wanna bet the owners weren’t paying taxes of any sort, either? Are they
going to face prosecution if that should happen to be the fact? Are you kidding me?!? We
are such suckers for playing by the rules. We should just renounce our citizenship and quit
paying taxes just like the illegals do! Well, if we had more brains than love of country we
should do that exactly.

**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.

Senators work to secure border

29 06 2006

Cross posted from DeMediacratic Nation

“You come to this country, you have to come legally. If you break the law, you should be held accountable, I think it’s long overdue. We need to patch that hole.” – Spc Carlos Rodriguez, Tennessee National Guard, born in Puerto Rico.

“I think people are coming to the realization that you cannot have comprehensive reform of immigration without comprehensive security of the border first” – Senator Johnny Isakson, R (GA)

Isakson’s amendment to the House border security bill that passed in December, was defeated. The amendment would have required funding of security and that it be operational prior to other portions of the immigration bill were implemented.

I’ve got to assume the senator is talking about politicians and not “we” as the “people.” We’re not stupid on this subject so don’t lump us in with the pols; they’re the ones that have been struggling with the reality that they’re supposed to do what “we” want.

Isakson, Lamar Alexander, R (TN); Jeff Sessions, R (AL); and Saxby Chambliss, R (GA) are aggressively behind a “security first” immigration bill, and feel that senators that backed a comprehensive immigration bill are “re-evaluating their positions,” due to constituents doubting congress’ committment to securing the border.” ????I wonder why their doubted????

Bottom line, it is beginning to sound like some eyes may be starting to open….as Senator Chambliss said regarding the linking of citizenship pathway to border security; “That is simply the wrong prioritization of the issues involved in immigration reform. We need to move back to the basics of securing the border before we institute a temporary worker program.”

Read the article at the Chattanooga Times Free Press.

**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.**

Security blitz along border slows smugglers

28 06 2006

Cross posted from Morning Coffee

From the Houston Chronicle 

3-week effort drastically cuts illegal activity in 5 Texas counties
DEL RIO – A secretive multi-agency law enforcement blitz targeting human and drug trafficking in a desolate stretch of the border has curtailed illegal activity and befuddled smuggling cartels, Gov. Rick Perry disclosed Tuesday.

The three-week initiative that ended Monday in five border counties used state troopers and sheriff’s deputies as a second line of defense behind the U.S. Border Patrol and other federal agencies, with surprising results, Perry said.

“We’ve effectively shut down these international crime syndicates in this sector of the Texas border, and that is a powerful statement,” the governor said.

In a post-operation briefing, several border sheriffs said they recorded sharp drops in crime and arrests during “Operation Del Rio,” which began June 2.

This just clearly demonstrates something I have said all along. Indidvidual States have the authority, the ability, and the power to stem the tide of various illegal activity along the border. All it lacked was the will to actually do it.

Key elements of the strategy are increasing patrols, centralizing command and intelligence gathering, and leveraging technology, he said.

DPS intelligence analyst Leo Rios said the Del Rio-area effort disrupted smuggling patterns by working with the Border Patrol to steer illegal traffic into heavily watched areas and by keeping smugglers guessing about when and where they would be intercepted. The Texas officers even seemed to disappear from the area for several days at a time to befuddle smugglers.

“Lo and behold, we started up again. We hit them again, and we had a sizeable number of seizures and arrests,” Rios said. Lately, the smugglers have “gone to ground again” to hide and wait for another opportunity, he said.

But the bottom line from the operation was that “we’re capable of shutting down all transports of illegal drugs and criminals in this area to zero for up to seven days. This was due to be a banner year, and we shut them down,” Rios said.

For border residents, the results are tangible, officials said. During the operation, Val Verde County reported a 76 percent drop in major crimes compared to last year, and one barometer — losses to burglaries — dropped from $91,000 to $1,200 during the intensive law enforcement.

Zapata County Sheriff Sigifredo Gonzalez said arrests and seizures from crimes often tied to illegal immigration were almost nil this month.

“Our informants tell us, ‘Whatever it is you’re doing, it’s working. Everything is at a standstill. Nothing is moving — humans or narcotics,’ ” he said.

Maverick County cited a 27 percent drop in crimes during the initiative; Kinney County reported a decline in burglaries; and Starr County said it’s seen a sharp drop in kidnappings this year.

CommonSenseAmerica posted New Yorkers To Rally Against Illegal Immigration, which provides information on NYICE (New Yorkers for Immigration Control & Enforcement). They are planning a Rally in front of Senators Clinton and Schumers Manhattan Offices Friday… (Click the llink for the info… )

**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.**

Enforcing the Border(s)

28 06 2006

Cross posted from Free Constitution

 While we wait, and wait for our representatives to take on an urgent issue, illegals of all nationalities pour in.

From the AP:

Two New York men have been charged with smuggling 21 illegal aliens into Vermont from Canada.

Border Patrol agents said they stopped two vans carrying 21 passengers on Sunday. The passengers were from Afghanistan, Guyana, India, Mexico and Pakistan, and did not have the proper documents to enter the United States, according to the U.S. Attorney’s office.

This is great news, but the chances of deportees returning to the U.S. without “proper documents” is very likely. I’d venture to say that at least a few of these illegal aliens are repeat offenders. And a few may do it again.

We must not ignore nor neglect our northern border, while there may be a big difference in numbers compared to the southern border, threats to security and sovereignty are equally important.

**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 what level you would like to participate.**

New Yorkers To Rally Against Illegal Immigration

28 06 2006

Cross posted from CommonSenseAmerica

The following was sent to me by one of my favorite readers. This girl is a true patriot and works tirelessly to inform Americans about the pitfalls of illegal immigration. I’m posting her entire e-mail to me below about Friday’s rally in New York. If you are in the New York area, please attend.

Cross posted from an e-mail sent to me by jillosophy in which she states:

Please review/circulate/post the attached press release and letter of endorsement from 9/11 FSA regarding the protest rally NY I.C.E. will be holding this Friday 6.30.06 at 6PM in front of Senator Clinton’s office bldg and our march to Senator Schumer’s bldg.

Below is the press release and letter of endorsement:

June 30th, 2006 at 6pm

New Yorkers for Immigration Control and Enforcement (NY I.C.E.) will rally in front of Senator Hillary Clinton’s Office at 780 Third Avenue in Manhattan (cross street is 49th Street) to protest the Senator’s support of illegal aliens

After rallying in front of Senator Clinton’s Office, NY I.C.E. plans to walk two blocks to Senator Schumer’s Office at 757 Third Ave. and rally there, since he, likewise, has supported illegal aliens.

After a successful rally last week, the proactive group, NY I.C.E., will rally in front of Senator Clinton’s office this Friday. Although NY I.C.E. is grateful that the Senator did vote for a fence to secure our Southern border, she did NOT prioritize interior enforcement. There are approximately 12-20 MILLION illegal aliens already here. (It is impossible to give an exact tally of those ILLEGALLY here, and, therefore, this number has to be an approximation). And, Senator Clinton has voted for guestworker amnesty legislation that would exponentially increase that already ridiculously-high number.

NY I.C.E. believes that an important distinction needs to be made between legal immigrants and illegal aliens. NY I.C.E. thoroughly supports the rights of legal immigrants; we are, in fact, fighting FOR legal immigrant rights, which are detrimentally effected by illegal aliens, many of whom already ILLEGALLY crossed the border or ILLEGALLY overstayed their visas. Illegal aliens commit a terrible disservice to those who are waiting in line to come to this country as legal immigrants.

NY I.C.E. is open to all Americans and legal immigrants who believe in enforcement-ONLY immigration legislation. We represent the diversity and rich culture of the tri-state area, and welcome Americans and legal immigrants of all races, religions, and political affiliations who are united in our common struggle to protect our borders through enforcement-ONLY legislation. Bush’s spin-ographers want the people to believe in the false dichotomy of either mass deportation or legalizing mass importation. We believe that attrition, whereby the rewards of illegal aliens are systematically taken away through enforcement of immigration laws like employer sanctions, would solve the problem.

For more information on NY I.C.E., please contact (917) 686-8695 or email

And this is the letter of endorsement she added:

To all NYC area immigration reform activists:

New York now has a tough minded activist immigration reform organization: New Yorkers for Immigration Control and Enforcement. (NYICE)

They held a rally outside the Mexican consulate recently to protest illegal immigraton and not only got a good number of demonstrators to join them, they also got the NY Times, Post, NY1, WCBS TV, Village Voice and other media outlets to cover the event!!

Not only did they get the media to show up, they got coverage that was not in any way negative. They were presented really in a favorable light.

Joanna, the person in charge, is an excellent spokesman.

I’ve put the links to the news coverage below.

Also, they are holding a rally on June 23 at Revolution Books at 6pm. Please support them by attending. They have a sound permit and there will be a police presence.

This rally is especially important because the various Stalinist/Leninist/Trotskyite/Communist groups are major supporters of illegal immigration. The Revolution Bookstore is a hangout for these radicals and this demonstration takes the protest right to their doorstep.

Please attend if you can.

Even if you can’t go this rally, I urge you to support NYICE. I think this is the activist group we’ve all been hoping for; now that it is here we need to help

(Peter Gadiel of 9/11 FSA)

Hat tip to my friend, jillosophy, and the two groups she is affiliated with, the Minutemen and New Yorkers for Immigration Control and Enforcement (NYICE)

**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.**

Colorado Gov to call special legislative session on immigration

28 06 2006

Cross posted from Morning Coffee

This is a followup on Two previous CAII posts Colorado Supreme Court Won’t Allow Illegal Immigrant Measure on Ballot, and Hart joins Peña in battle (supporting persons residing unlawfully).

From The Colorado Springs Gazette

DENVER – Gov. Bill Owens will call a special session of the Legislature to deal with illegal immigration, including a proposal by ballot initiative proponents for a compromise based on a law passed by the Georgia Legislature, Owens’ spokesman Dan Hopkins said Tuesday.

“The agenda will include the compromise proposal by Defend Colorado Now as well as other significant immigration related issues,” Hopkins said.

Hopkins said Owens will announce details of his agenda at a news conference today.

The compromise was announced a day after the state Supreme Court said it wouldn’t reconsider its decision blocking an immigration proposal from November’s ballot and shortly after groups on opposite sides of the immigration debate said they reached a compromise. That solution, modeled on the Georgia law, cracks down on employers who hire illegal workers and illegal immigrants trying to get public assistance.

The ballot proposal would have barred illegal immigrants from getting nonemergency state services; the state would still have to provide schooling and emergency medical care under federal law.

The original proposal required employers in the state to participate in the Basic Pilot Program. Participation in the program nationwide is now voluntary. Dunkin Donuts recently made national headlines by requireing all of its franchises to participate in the program. Manditory participation in the program is included in both the House and Senate version of the Immigration bill before congress.

**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 what level you would like to participate.

Hart joins Peña in battle (supporting persons residing unlawfully)

27 06 2006

Cross posted from DeMediacratic Nation

Another guy that wanted to be our president but liked Rice in his pants too much.

You will note that one of Hart’s areas of “expertise” is foreign policy and that he considers “illegal immigration (a) problem (that) affects the international community and cannot be fixed in Colorado.” An international man in the mold of JFK2Not. How about it being a state’s right?

Oh, and don’t doubt Gary…he’s real smart…he’s working on his 17th book right now…

Is there a point to being a citizen of this country? I don’t see that it makes a difference.

From the Rocky Mountain News:

Former U.S. senator and presidential candidate Gary Hart has joined former Denver Mayor Federico Peña in the fight against efforts to deny services to illegal immigrants.The Democrat, 69, issued a statement Monday on behalf of Keep Colorado Safe. The group, headed by Peña, is opposing the move to prohibit illegal immigrants in Colorado from receiving all taxpayer-funded public services except those required by the federal government.

“I would like to see this state lead in bringing sanity and reason to this issue, not pouring gasoline on a fire,” he said Monday.

Hart, a congressman from 1975 to 1987, is an authority on foreign policy, the environment and national security. He is finishing his 17th book and will soon begin teaching at the University of Colorado at Denver.

Hart emphasized that the illegal immigration problem affects the international community and cannot be fixed in Colorado.

He said a special session of the state legislature on the issue is “unneccesary.”

“I don’t see what it solves. Both sides will score some political points or try to, and we won’t be any farther down the road.”

The press release link below announces the Colorado Supreme Court’s denial of initiative 55 on the November ballot. The press release makes no mention of “illegal aliens” as the preferred term for this group is “persons residing in Colorado unlawfully.”

Keep Colorado Safe June 12, 2006 Press Release:

Denver, CO – The Colorado State Supreme Court today ruled against placing on the ballot Initiative 55, which would have denied state and local services to thousands of individuals and jeopardized the state’s fiscal welfare. The court ruled Initiative 55 violates the state’s single subject rule, which requires that the language of a proposed ballot measure be confined to a single subject, sparing Coloradans from voting on the misguided proposal….(more)

**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.**

Did the Senate Just blink??

27 06 2006

Cross posted from Morning Coffee

In the ongoing debate over which version of Immigration reform congress will pass this year (if any) the Senate may have just blinked.

From the Washington Times

The security of the border should be the No. 1 priority for an immigration bill, Sen. Arlen Specter said yesterday, and he’s open to a compromise that sets goals for border and interior enforcement ahead of a guest-worker program and path to citizenship for illegal aliens.

Perhaps he is starting to get the message of where Americans feel priorities must lie.

Mr. Specter would be chairman of the conference when the House and Senate meet to hammer out the differences between their bills.

The House focused on building 700 miles of fence on the U.S.-Mexico border, boosting enforcement and requiring employers to verify that their workers are here legally. The Senate bill boosts enforcement but focuses on creating a program for future immigrant workers and a path to citizenship for many current illegal aliens.

House Republican leaders announced last week that they will hold hearings across the country to examine the Senate bill, and Mr. Specter responded by proposing hearings of his own.

“Are we out of touch with the American people? We may be, on the basis of what the American people know today,” he said, adding that the broken borders and poor interior enforcement get most of the attention. But he said he’s having hearings, beginning July 5 in Pennsylvania, to look at the need for a guest-worker program and to examine how to deal with current illegal aliens.

Mr. Specter said that although the Senate would insist on a guest-worker program and a path to citizenship for many illegal aliens in the final compromise bill, he is open to legislation that would make those proposals contingent on having a secure border and improved interior enforcement.

“It may be down the line that we will come to some terms on a timetable, with border security first and employment verification first,” he said.

It’s a start, but many other Senators need to be convinced of where Priorities must be.

Hat tip Captains Quarters

**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.**

Illegal Alien Free on Technicality

26 06 2006

Cross posted from InMuscatine 

Read this one carefully. You will not believe the goofy reasoning of the judge who turned her loose.

Des Moines Register | Honduran teen may stay in Des Moines, judge says:

There was good news early this afternoon for 18-year-old Stephanie Izaguirre – an immigration judge has rescinded her order of deportation.

That means immigration officials won’t put her on the next flight to her native Honduras.

But Izaguirre, who sneaked across the U.S. border at age 12 and has lived with her sister in Des Moines since, still faces a long legal battle as her lawyer argues that she should be granted asylum because she was a victim of child sex trafficking in Honduras.

I hear you ask why and how this could happen. Follow this loopy reasoning from the judge if you can :

Immigration Judge Eleazar Tovar of U.S. Department of Justice’s Immigration Court in Harlingen, Texas, said Izaguirre may not have received her notice of her deportation hearing, therefore he granted a request to reopen her case.

Now keep up with me here… Why did Ms. Izaguirre not receive the notice for her deportation hearing?



A notice of the hearing date was mailed to an address in Iowa that the “aunt” had provided. Izaguirre never lived at that address, and the letter was returned as undeliverable to the immigration office, court documents show. Benzoni said immigration officials confirmed that the letter was not delivered.

There was no “aunt” and she never lived at that address. What could you possibly expect from a liar and thief?

I am beside myself. No, strike that. I am beside myself I have blood pressure enough to launch the space shuttle if NASA would tap an artery. The judge should disbarred, but if there is a God he would be rolled in Alpo and thrown to a pack of starving poodles.

If there were a decent gun range within a reasonable driving distance of me, I would be off to expend a few hundred thousand rounds tonight.


**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.**

Activists plan immigrant rights campaign

26 06 2006

Cross posted from Morning Coffee

Extreme leftist activist groups are planning a summer of protest marches and “Rallies” and “Teach-ins” to highlight the evils of capitalism and any form of immigration reform that does not include Amnesty and an open borders policy.

They are putting forward a slate of demands: full legalization of all undocumented persons; no border walls; no detention and deportation of immigrants; protection of civil rights for all; no “guest worker” slave labor program; opposition to the “criminalization” of immigrants; full worker rights for all; reunification measures for immigrant families; repeal of sanctions on employers of undocumented workers; and no to both the Sensenbrenner bill (HR-4437) and the Hegel-Martinez bill (S-2611). (source)

The Group behind the organization of these events is the Workers World Party, which frequently uses other organizations as front groups such as International ANSWER, International Action Center, and has had participation of some of its previous events by The Mexica Movement (pronounced, Meh-shee-kah).

Here is some further information on the WWP.  A Marxist-Leninist sect that was the sponsor and organizer of the major national demonstrations against the war in Iraq is also one of the most important organizations on the left. It was founded in 1959 by Sam Marcy. Marcy and his followers were members of the Socialist Workers Party (SWP) until 1958, when they split from the SWP – which, in contrast to Marcy, opposed the Soviet invasion of Hungary the previous year.

The WWP idolizes the former Soviet dictator and mass murderer Joseph Stalin and regards Fidel Castro as a hero of the common man. It has supported the Soviet invasions of Czechoslovakia and Afghanistan, as well as the regimes of Slobodan Milocevic in the former Yugoslavia and Kim Jong Il in North Korea – notwithstanding the barbarous atrocities and human rights violations they have committed. In the 1960s, Marcy himself led demonstrations against the Vietnam War and called for the victory of the Vietcong.

Today, the WWP website proclaims, “We’re independent Marxists who respect the struggles for self-determination and progress of oppressed nations. We try to understand their problems in a world dominated by Western imperialism. We don’t jump on the bandwagon when Third World leaders are demonized. Our goal is solidarity of all the workers and oppressed against this criminal imperialist system. . . . We fight hard for a better life right now, but we know that nothing is secure – not our jobs, our homes, our health care, our pensions, our civil rights and liberties – as long as capitalism exists. So our goal is a society run by the workers, not just as pawns in a capitalist political game but as collective owners of the social wealth.”

I would venture that the vast majority of those who participate in the events the WWP and communist wannabes really have no clue as to what the organizers of those events really stand for. If the WWP’s goals and objectives were made clear, I am sure that participation would be a mere fraction of what it likely will be. 

The dates mentioned in the WWP release include 15 July, and 28-30 July, as well as another date in late July yet to be determined. The planned actions will culminate on Labor Day in Los Angeles in what they hope will be part of a national day of protest and support for immigrant and worker unity.

**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.**

Georgia Libraries eliminating Spanish-only books and Illegal Immigrant Homebuying DOWN in Georgia!!

26 06 2006

Cross posted from Take Back Georgia

Happy Monday, everyone!

Have I told ya’ll how much I love Georgia? The fact that everyday Georgians’ are standing up for our State, our language, and helping to enforce our laws makes me very happy. I am proud to say that Georgia is truly fighting back against illegal immigration. Keep up the good work!!

Georgia library says it won’t buy fiction in Spanish anymore

Thursday, June 22, 2006
Giovanna Dell’Orto
Associated Press
Lawrenceville, Ga. – The library system in this suburban Atlanta county says it won’t buy any more thrillers, romance novels or other works of adult fiction in Spanish.

The decision has angered Hispanic leaders and thrust Gwinnett County, where one in six residents is Hispanic, into the nation’s immigration debate.

Last week, the library board in this fast-growing county of 700,000 people eliminated the $3,000 that had been set aside to buy Spanish-language fiction in the coming fiscal year. It offered no explanation, but the chairman said such book purchases would lead readers of other foreign languages to demand the same treatment.

However, one board member, Brett Taylor, said the move came after some residents objected to using taxpayer dollars to entertain readers who might be illegal immigrants.

“The argument was we didn’t need to cater to illegal aliens,” Taylor said. “I’m personally offended by that.”

The budget cut passed without discussion at a June 12 meeting, minutes after reporters and residents rushed out the room because the library director was fired for reasons the board has not disclosed.

The 13-branch library system spent $2,200 for adult fiction in Spanish since it started buying such books in January. It will continue to buy children’s books and adult nonfiction in Spanish, but not, say, the latest John Grisham thriller in Spanish, or a Marcela Serrano novel in its original language.

Hispanic advocates were outraged, and said such cutbacks are rare across the country.

“A library is more than a place for kids to read books; it’s often the center of the community,” Raul Gonzalez of the National Council of La Raza said. “A vast majority of the people who don’t speak English as their first language – guess what – they’re citizens of the U.S.”

Amid the national debate over illegal immigrants and whether English should be the official U.S. language, some critics elsewhere around the country also have been objecting to public libraries’ efforts to buy more bilingual materials.

Last fall, Rep. Tom Tancredo, a Colorado Republican, wrote a public letter asking if the library in Denver was increasing its Spanish-language collection at the expense of English material.

But a Cleveland librarian called the backlash bigotry.

“We provide books to our patrons no matter what language they may read,” said Milos Markovic, who oversees the roughly 400,000 volumes in the foreign language department at the Main Library of Cleveland Public Library.

Markovic’s patrons range from immigrants to American-born students learning second languages to scholars studying great works in the original.

The Lorain Public Library System buys Spanish books today for the same reasons that it bought Slovenian and Hungarian ones 100 years ago, said Valerie Smith, public services coordinator.

Plain Dealer reporter Grant Segall contributed to this story.


New law has [ILLEGAL] Latinos skittish about buying homes


By Chris Megerian
Staff Intern

NORCROSS – Fewer Latinos are buying homes in the Atlanta area because of Georgia’s new immigration law, one of the strictest in the country.

Some Latino Realtors in Gwinnett County, which has the highest concentration of Latino residents in the region, have felt the crunch as Hispanics grow increasingly nervous about their future in the state.

Felipe Bernal, a Realtor based in Norcross, said he’s seen a sharp decrease in the number of Latino homebuyers in Gwinnett, Cobb and Rockdale counties. Instead of closing deals on about seven homes a month, he’s only selling three or four.
He said more than five people pulled out of contracts after their loan was approved, sacrificing about $1,000 each in down payments.

“They told me, ‘I don’t care. My wife is not legal, my brother is not legal,'” Bernal said. “They’re afraid most of them are going to lose their jobs.”

The Georgia Security and Immigration Compliance Act, signed by Gov. Sonny Perdue in April and scheduled to go into effect in July 2007, requires verification of legal residency in order to receive many public services in Georgia.

It also aims to discourage employers from hiring illegal immigrants, preventing employers from receiving state income tax benefits if they hire undocumented workers and requiring them to verify their employees are legal residents if they are working on a state contract.

While the law does not directly affect homebuying by illegal immigrants, the confusion and uncertainty it has created among Latinos in Georgia has changed the way they look at long-term investments, such as buying a house.

Some Latino Realtors said people are more afraid of the new law than they should be, their fears spurred by word-of-mouth reports and media hype.

“They feel that people are just going to come and take away their homes,” said Alina Arguello, a Re/Max Realtor based in Marietta. “Once things calm down a bit and they get better details of what is going to happen, that will put them at ease.”
Arguello, whose customers are primarily Latino, said her business has dropped off significantly in recent months. Because calls from Latino homebuyers have plummeted from 10 to two a day, she’s resorted to cold-calling potential customers and handing out business cards in front of the local Wal-Mart to stoke interest.
“I have the inventory,” Arguello said. “But the inventory doesn’t do me any good if I don’t have the buyers for it.”

Even legal residents have reconsidered their future in the Atlanta area. Norcross Realtor Diego Castaneda said one potential homeowner held off on buying a home in Gwinnett because his business – wiring money to and from other countries – caters mainly to Latinos, and he was unsure if his customer base would be moving out of the area.

Gwinnett has enjoyed a booming housing market in recent years. The county has added 33,600 single-family units since 2000, more than twice as many as any other county in the region, according to the Atlanta Regional Commission.
“Gwinnett is the main source of our business,” said Alex Morfin, general manager of the real estate company EMTI Investments in Duluth, which serves mainly Latino customers.

Latinos have been purchasing more homes in the Atlanta area in the past few years – from 3,500 in 1999 to 8,500 in 2004, according to data from the Home Mortgage Disclosure Act.

Not all Realtors have taken a hit because of fear stemming from the new law. Carlos Hernandez, a Keller Williams Realtor based in Duluth, said only a few of his primarily Latino customers expressed nervousness over buying a house in the area.
Miguel Hawkins, assistant vice president at HomeBanc en Espanol in Atlanta, said two of his clients, a husband and wife, were unsure about investing in a home, but once they learned more about the new Georgia law they felt comfortable about going through with the sale.

Teresa Palacios Smith, vice president of business development and cultural initiatives at Prudential Georgia Realty, said despite discouragement over the new law, Gwinnett in particular remains very attractive because of low housing costs and its growing Latino population.

Isaias Gonsalez recently purchased a duplex in Norcross. He left his rented apartment in Los Angeles four months ago, drawn to Gwinnett by low costs and the growing economy.

Realtor Roberto Olortegui said some of the uncertainty in the Latino community stems from the turmoil over immigration legislation in the U.S. Congress.
“There is something in the air that makes the potential buyers just hold off,” he said.

The House of Representatives and the Senate have each passed separate bills, with one key difference between them – the Senate bill would allow illegal immigrants who have been in the country for at least five years to apply for citizenship.

It is unclear what impact federal legislation could have on the national housing market. Gary Acosta, founder of the National Association of Hispanic Real Estate Professionals, recently estimated that homebuying by illegal immigrants pumps $65 billion into the overall first-time homebuyer market, about 12 percent.

But homeownership has grown easier for illegal immigrants, with more lenders accepting individual tax identification numbers, which are assigned by the Internal Revenue Service to allow illegal immigrants to pay their taxes, instead of Social Security numbers. In addition, Latinos are projected to comprise 40 percent of first-time homebuyers in the U.S. by 2012.

As Congress ponders which direction it will take, potential Latino homeowners remain uncertain of their future in the country, Atlanta and Gwinnett.
“They don’t know what the future holds for them,” Smith said. “If they were ever nervous about buying, they are now.”


Why are Americans so focused on enforcing the Mexican-American border, while the Canadian border remains just as open? Here’s one common sense explanation…

Canadian laws on illegal immigration
Mason Weaver

6/16/2006 7:09:20 PM

With news of the terrorist arrest in Canada the debate over border security is back in the news. Some are ridiculing the American attempt to secure its southern border by pointing to the problems on our northern border. After all, the terrorists were in Canada, not Mexico, and had ties to Americans in Georgia. Apparently there were training camps, purchasing of bomb-making materials and movements back and forth across our border. The detractors claim we are spending too much time and effort harassing the peaceful people of Mexico looking for work Americans will not do and should be focusing on the open border with Canada.

I am grateful that these 17 men were not the brightest bulbs in the box. Buying three tons of fertilizer, training on farmlands, leaving trails in the snow, then seeing the helicopters searching for them and still continuing to train made it pretty easy. A report from the citizens around the camp indicates they were not very comfortable in the Canadian wilderness. They were cold, clumsy and wet. They were loud, messy and amateurish. The police had warned the neighbors as far back as December and had already pinpointed their location.

I look at this incidence differently. Canada is a sovereign nation looking after the security of its citizens. They will follow leads and investigate any potential harm. They will even “spy” on Canadian citizens. They cooperate with America in securing the border and help us in the overall fight against terrorism. Mexico, however, cooperates by giving its citizens instructions on how to avoid our legal system, giving them ID cards and lobbying our government on their behalf. Mexico refuses to extradite its citizens who murder Americans and they post their army on the border to help their citizens cross.

Mexico will secure their own southern border and track foreigners within their border. It is a felony to be in Mexico without permission, even if you are willing to do work Mexicans will not do. You cannot hold political office, buy property or have much say about your education.

Canada seems to have this security thing down to a science. Let’s adopt the “Canadian Laws on Security Enforcement” (CLOSE) making it illegal to be in America “Illegally.” Let’s secure our borders and free law enforcement to investigate suspicious behavior.

I have had a lot of criticism of Canada in the past but I really appreciate their example of a sovereign nation. Canada rocks except for the medial plan.


Here’s a cross-post from the CAII – Sears is supporting our Military, so let’s make sure we support them by shopping there!


So much for English being the ‘National’ language of the U.S.; Retailers are tapping into the Spanish-speaking consumer market, and Georgia is a direct target.

Impact of huge Hispanic consumer clout lost in immigration row
Saturday, Jun 17, 2006

By Wesley Brown

The growing consumer clout of the Hispanic community and its positive effect on the U.S. economy have largely been lost in the acrimonious debate over immigration policy that sadly has defined most Latinos living in the U.S.

Yet, an increasing number of American companies aren’t letting that quarrel prevent them from seeking growth opportunities by aligning with the Hispanic community.

Recently, a spate of multibillion-dollar ad campaigns and business deals have been unveiled by Fortune 500 companies and other corporate titans courting this huge market, including the fast-growing immigrant population along the U.S.-Mexico border.

Last week, Cingular Wireless answered the call of the Hispanic market by converting more than 420 stores in key urban areas nationwide to cater specifically to Latino consumers as part of its growth strategy.

More specifically, the wireless giant has targeted 40 cities primarily in California, Texas, Illinois New York and Florida, but also in emerging Hispanic markets such as Georgia, North Carolina, Virginia and Oregon. The nation’s largest wireless carrier plans to hire bilingual staff at those stores and convert signs and other marketing material into both English and Spanish.

Cingular also plans to reach out to Hispanics with ad campaigns in Spanish and sponsorships of top Latino celebrities. The wireless carrier said the recent moves reflect its unwavering commitment to the community.

“Our approach to the Hispanic market is driven by the deep understanding and experience of our leadership team,” said Ralph de la Vega, Cingular’s chief operating officer. “The Hispanic market is one of the fastest growing in the U.S. and is extremely attractive to wireless providers.”

Bentonville-based Wal-Mart Stores Inc. is also tailoring its marketing messages to this growing population.

Wal-Mart Vice Chairman John Menzer told investors Tuesday at a retail conference for analysts that the world’s largest retailer has divided its stores into to five customer segments: suburban/affluent, urban multicultural, Hispanic, baby boomer and rural.

Stores that cater to a large Hispanic customer group will offer expanded financial services and incorporate more bilingual signage, Menzer said.

Wal-Mart also touts itself as America’s top employer of Hispanic Americans, citing the 150,000 Hispanic associates among its 1.3 million workers in the U.S.

In Texas, that state’s fourth-largest bank was sold last week for $2.16 billion in cash to Madrid-based Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria. By year’s end, Rio Grande-based Texas State Bank will become a wholly owned subsidiary of BBVA and will be the European company’s largest bank in Texas.

After last year’s $850 million acquisition of Laredo National Bank, BBVA will have assets of $12.5 billion and 166 branches in Texas. Analysts say BBVA’s Texas two-step will add its big bootmarks in the Lone Star State to its already wide footprint in Mexico.

“Step by step, we are firmly moving forward into the US Hispanic market, continuing our value enhancing strategy,” BBVA Chairman Francisco Gonzalez said after the Laredo deal, citing more than 5 million Hispanic consumers along the Texas-Mexico border.

Like BBVA, many U.S. companies are now realizing every area of the U.S. economy is being lifted by the Hispanic population – and not the estimated 12 million illegal aliens who have taken on almost mythological status though largely toiling in low-wage jobs.

In fact, an increasing number of Hispanics are settling nicely into the American middle and upper classes, wielding considerable consumer clout with billions of dollars in disposable income.

And the numbers from such varied sources as the U.S. Census Bureau, the Selig Center for Economic Growth, AHAA and the Pew Hispanic Center don’t lie. Here are just a few:

– Hispanic purchasing power was estimated at $700 billion in 2005 and is expected to hit the $928 billion mark by 2007 and $1.2 trillion by 2010, representing 9.2 percent of all U.S. buying power.

– Hispanic families already outspend non-Hispanic families in several retail sectors, including food, apparel, health and beauty, baby products, digital cameras, long-distance phone service and pre-paid wireless.

– Between 1990 and 2005, the share of buying power controlled by Hispanic consumers rose in every state.

Staggering statistics like those are hard to ignore, no matter which side of the sometimes ugly immigration debate you support.


Senator Chambliss says that he is ‘pleased’ with Operation Return To Sender:
June 14


Chambliss applauded U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) agents and officers that apprehended approximately 2,179 criminal aliens, illegal alien gang members, fugitive aliens, and other immigration status violators as part of “Operation Return to Sender,” a nationwide interior immigration enforcement operation that began on May 26 and concluded this week.

“I am pleased to see these aggressive enforcement efforts being carried out,” said Chambliss. “Border Security doesn’t end at the border — interior enforcement is a key piece that can be enhanced as a result of serious immigration reform. This is a strong signal to those who might come here in violation of our law and to those here who have committed crimes that there will be consequences.”

(Although most of them will be back in the U.S. within the year-ACT)


Everyone that believes illegal immigrants to the jobs that Americans won’t do MUST read this post from CommonSenseAmerica.

**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.**

Editorial: The shotgun solution

26 06 2006

Cross posted from DeMediacratic Nation

From the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel:

There is a disturbing thread in this growing trend of feverishly rooting out illegal immigrants in our midst. That thread would be, “We don’t care how many non-immigrants we take down in the process (as long as we’re not likely to be one of them).”

The latest case involves regulations aimed at thwarting illegal immigrants among those applying for Medicaid, BadgerCare and SeniorCare. Applicants, starting July 1, will have to prove U.S. citizenship to get these services. Never mind that illegal immigrants are already mostly barred from the services and that there’s not much evidence that they are trying to scam their way into them.

“Never mind that illegal immigrants are already mostly barred from the services….” Never mind that illegal aliens are already barred from entering the country…

Here is some more:

Before that, there was RealID, which aims to prevent illegal immigrants from getting driver’s licenses. After the feds finish with the regulations, Wisconsinites will have to show proof of legal residency before they can get driver’s licenses.

God forbid!!! Driving is a privilege, not a right. Granted the DMV in most, if not every state is pretty nightmarish and this won’t improve things, but give me a break.

Then there’s the continuing effort to get voters to show photo IDs; though, again, the instances of voter fraud don’t speak to widespread abuses but will affect low-income folks without photo IDs.

It has never struck me as wise to not insist on ID at the polls, and now that photo IDs are prevalent; shouldn’t we require their use?

What is preventing “low-income folks” from getting photo IDs? Might this service be improved upon if there is some difficulty other than a ludicrous excuse like “low-income?” What on earth does that have to do with an ID?

These solutions tackle things that are problems mostly just in the minds of the beholders. Moreover, to the extent there are abusers, these solutions are like using a shotgun to battle a gnat.

“Problems mostly just in the minds of the beholders.” And 12 million illegal immigrants is just an estimate, why should we believe any of it? What about those estimated 12 million gnats?

Many of those wanting to apply for or renew Medicaid, BadgerCare and SeniorCare will have to show a passport, birth certificate or other documents. The requirements were detailed in an article last week in the Journal Sentinel by Guy Boulton.

The problem: There will be eligible people, born here, who will have difficulty complying. Among these will be low-income folks who have experienced much transiency and family upheaval, those in nursing homes or those who have mental illnesses or disabilities. In other words, the target is illegal immigrants, but, since they seem to be eschewing these services anyway (“look at me, I’m here without documents!”), the folks who get hit are those who are already enrolled and those who are new applicants.

Are these “low-income,” deranged and cripled transcience going to be left hanging? Will they just walk away with their heads down and give up? Or will kinks be worked out of the system?

The state says that it will use existing records to verify citizenship for those already enrolled in Medicaid. But even here, they will have to show photo IDs. The state must similarly work to verify citizenship for those in BadgerCare and SeniorCare.

If, as predicted, the new regulations result in eligible people in need being dropped or blocked from the programs, Congress should have the backbone to revisit the legislation that created the requirement in the first place. And it should avoid future legislation that fixes problems that don’t really exist, bills that aim at one group but do collateral damage to others.

Predictions and fears. What if everytime the government tried to fix or do something, all sorts of people came out of the woodwork and basically thwarted any effort with their concerns about possible abuses or the creation of different problems? Although, I suppose you could say nothing like this could ever happen.

What if prior to reaching the estimated 12 million mark for illegals in the country our politicians treated it as a problem that “did exist,” rather than saying it doesn’t “really exist” like the editorial board of this paper?

I get tired of us not doing something about anything when people get in a tizzy because of what might happen. These days the might happens tend to be fiction that people live like fact in their non-fiction lives.

**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.**

Latest Demand By Illegal Aliens

26 06 2006

Cross posted from DeMediacratic Nation

It is unneccessary that I add any comments here, as this basically speaks for itself.

From the Chattanooga Times Free Press (subscription):

Our nation’s unwillingness to enforce laws against illegal immigration is having predictable results: Illegals believe their ability to stay here is more or less protected, so they are demanding more of this country.

California is one of 10 states that irresponsibly offer lower in-state tuition rates to illegal aliens — rates unavailable to American citizens who happen to live outside those states.

That is not enough, it seems. Illegals from across California brazenly showed up at the Capitol in Sacramento recently to demand passage of a bill making them eligible for taxpayer-funded student financial aid for college.

That is a slap in the face of U.S. citizens in California, some of whom would be denied aid because of the added competition for limited funds.

The state Senate already has passed the bill. It is unclear whether Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger will support it if it makes it through the House of Representatives, though he unwisely supports in-state tuition rates for illegals.

A backer of the financial aid bill, Democrat Sen. Gil Cedillo, told The Sacramento Bee it is only logical to hand out the aid once illegals have been admitted to colleges in the state.

He has it backward. They shouldn’t be admitted to the colleges in the first place. But having made that mistake, neither California nor any state should compound it by sweetening the pot still further with financial aid.

**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.**

Trying to stick to our state…and my trip to McMexico

26 06 2006

Cross posted from Take Back Georgia

Hello, all…

After looking through some of my e-mails this morning, I realized that even though I receive a lot of fantastic information regarding illegal immigration, much of it is border-state related.

Since this is a Georgia-based blog, i’m going to steer the blog topics back to a more local level. (As much as possible, anyway.) So…if you have a Georgia issue that you would like to see addressed, or articles, personal stories, examples, pictures, etc., please feel free to e-mail me at:

That being said, let’s do a CPA update…

I have to say that I was a teeny-weeny bit disappointed in the Methamphetamine presentation last night. Now – don’t get me wrong, the presenter was an undercover officer with the Gainesville Police Department and he did just fine. BUT – his knowledge of the drug situation seemed a little…simplistic?

I’m trying to give him the benefit of the doubt, by thinking that maybe he couldn’t tell us much more than he did…but i’m not so sure.

There were several things that made my little red flags go up; mostly by the way that questions from the audience were answered…or…not answered completely.

For instance, the officer said that people attempting to get Ridalin or Adderal are not looking for a Meth high. Well…I can tell you that is false. There are MANY people out there faking ADD in an attempt to get put on these drugs, because they are amphetamines – legal amphetamines. You wanna know who is doing this in full force? STAY AT HOME MOMS

Oh, yeah – they like the weight loss, the energy, and the good mood associated with amphetamines, but many don’t want to do the illegal version, because of the obvious implications. Meaning: They don’t want to be arrested and lose their kids.

Now, I understand that some people in the CPA are not familiar with drug use and were genuinely surprised by the information given. But for those that have grown up in it – around it – and who live with it daily; I felt like there should have been more street knowledge given, rather than the text-book, public school kid version.

Nuff said.

I was interested to learn that once again, the criminal activity and this particular drug trade began…where? Guess! M-E-X-I-C-O

The Meth use in Hall county is so bad that our Sheriff, Steve Cronic, even said that in his 27 years of law enforcement; he hasn’t seen anything like it. (Now remember, our county has had a 497% increase of Latino’s from Mexico in the last 15 years. See the connection?)

The good news is that in 2003, the Georgia General Assembly increased the punishment for the possession of a ‘certain chemical’ that you need to make meth, (that i’m not naming here, for obvious reasons,) by 10 years and $100K.

They also made it a felony to cook meth in the presence of children and added a mandatory 10 year sentence.

Law enforcement thinks that because the laws are so strict in Georgia, it has had a direct result in the lessening of meth labs. In 2004, there were approximately 25 labs found in Hall county; in 2005, there has only been one.

Now – this could also be because the cooks have found a non-heat source related method to make the stuff and it’s harder to find them. It could also be because it’s cheaper to buy the stuff that imports from that crazy, open border we all know and…well…you know.

Moving on…

I HAVE to tell you about my drive to McDonald’s today. BUT – in order to get the full effect -you’ll need pictures. And Blogger hasn’t let me post pictures in a LONG time. So I will load the pictures on the Flikr badge to your right.

First of all, I made the mistake of going there during the lunch rush. However, as I pulled into the parking lot, this is what I saw: (yucky van, broken taillights)

Not only is it a Voyager van that is clearly not street-legal, but let’s take a look at the back window, shall we?

Ok, kids – what does that say? “La Raza – 18th st. gang”

(ooh…but we don’t have a gang problem in Hall county? WAKE UP PEOPLE)

So, needless to say, I walked into my local McDonald’s, ordered my meal (in English, unlike the majority of everybody else in there) and sat down at my table.

Now, you know those little paper flyers that cover your trays? Look what mine said:

“Paola, from Costa Rica, found her first U.S. job and her American dream at McDonald’s. She is sharing that dream with others. From helping Hispanic employees overcome language barriers, to providing employment and training opportunities through a local high school work program, Paola is paying forward her success.”


So, then my child wanted me to open his new toy from the movie, CARS. Are you ready for this? It was a flaming, purple caddy that you wind up so it will bounce up and down… you know – hydraulics? The ones that are so popular in the Hispanic gang community? And the car’s name? RAMONE

So, after we leave McMexico, i’m driving by Gainesville Elementary, (you know the one President Bush praised in his ’04 address to the RNC?), and I see this gem:

(Gang tag)

Ok, kids – do you know what this is? It’s Suranos 13!!!! Isn’t this sweet? Our second gang tag of the day, in a span of 2 miles, and this one is next to an elementary school.

Don’t ‘cha love open borders?

**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.**

Bills without Borders

25 06 2006

Cross posted from Morning Coffee 

From the Dallas Morning News

Dallas County is planning to bill Mexico and other countries for treating their indigent citizens at Parkland Memorial Hospital, a practice that county leaders say is becoming a drain on their resources.

County Judge Margaret Keliher said she doesn't expect the foreign countries to pay up, just as she doesn't expect neighboring counties to pay for treating their indigent residents.

But that's not the point, she said.

"If you're not Dallas County residents, then we think that where you're from should pay for indigent health care," she said.

The county is already preparing to send bills to several counties for treating their residents. Last year, the county had $76.5 million in health care costs associated with treating noncounty residents, according to numbers prepared by county staff.

Frankly I think we should be sending bills to every foreign government when tax dollars are used to educate, incarcerate or provide healthcare for their citizens that are here illegally. If those governments do not pay, we can deduct it from any foreign aid they receive from us, or from our "contribution" to the UN.   

**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 what level you would like to participate.**

Just when I’m fresh out of hero’s

25 06 2006

Somehow, I manage to find a new one. This one just happens to be…Gasp…..a politician….ok…put down the sticks and stones and stop cussing at me ! Y'all hush up and here me out please. Thank you.

I was visiting the Capt'n at the Cellar Forum tonight, and she had a link to a speech by Rep. Ted Poe, 2nd District of Texas. It's on the actual facts and figures of illegal immigration. This particular speech can be found here, and no, he aint one of those long winded politicians. Plus he's kinda cute. Listen to it HERE.

Capt'n F. then guided me to a few more links containing this wonderful Patriots speeches…on many topics. I personally think this man sums up the facts of life more honestly,and succinctly, than any politician I am aware of. If you have a bit of time, and aren't ready to throw all the politicians out with the bathwater, please ,y'all…do yourself a favor and visit these links. It truly will NOT be a waste of your time.
Y'all have a pleasant and happy Sunday !

Ted Poe
Rape Trees speech HERE
Speeches from the house floor, by date, HERE
Border Security HERE

Thanks , Jules…I mean Capt'n.

**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 what level you would like to participate.**

What Would Socrates Say (About Illegal Immigration) …?

25 06 2006

Cross posted from Red Hot Cuppa Politics 

A few days ago, Victor Davis Hanson wrote an exposee on what Socrates would have said about illegal immigration.

Here's an excerpt from an article well worth reading in full:

..After Socrates was convicted by a court of questionable charges, his friends planned to break him out of his jail in Athens. But the philosopher refused to flee. Instead, he insisted that a citizen who lived in a consensual society should not pick and choose which laws he finds convenient to obey.

Selective compliance, Socrates warned, would undermine the moral integrity of the entire legal system, ensuring anarchy. And so, as Plato tells us, the philosopher accepted the court's death sentence and drank the deadly hemlock…"

Today, there are plenty of folks who'd like to cherry-pick the laws they want to follow. Hanson writes further:

There are, of course, many objections to illegal immigration besides that it is against the law: Unlawful workers undermine the wages of our own citizen entry-level workers. Employers who depend on imported labor find common ground with ethnic chauvinists; they both exploit a large, vulnerable and unassimilated constituency. And security analysts warn us that it is insane to allow a 2,000-mile open border at a time when terrorist infiltrators are planning to kill us.

Yet few have criticized illegal immigration solely because millions have, with impunity, flouted the law — aliens, their employers and the officials who look the other way.

But Socrates would do just that, and also point to our hypocrisy.

Hansen goes on to point out, rightly, that turning a blind eye to immigration created cynisism in a society. Of course, cynicism is another ancient Greek invention; the Cynics were followers of Socrates pupil, Antisthenes.

Now, in ancient Greece, the Cynics were an influential school of philosophers.

According to Wikipedia: They rejected the social values of their time, often flounting conventions in shocking ways to prove their point. They challenged their listeners to get in touch with their "natural" animal side.

Sound familiar … ?

Diogenes was probably the most famous Cynic. He was the guy who said he was looking for an honest man by carrying a torch in broad daylight. Kind of like a Democrat in search of polls …

Click to the CoalitionBlog for the latest and freshest on illegal immigration reform. Christi wrote an article yesterday on the Great American Betrayal; others posting along those lines are ThirdWaveDave’s post, Already Approved?, and NoAmensty with Bush’s North American Union to supersede the Supreme Court. Urbane's posting about a new poll that shows Americans favor immigration reform And, with your MorningCoffee, read how "catch and release" is followed up on by immigration officials (you might want to finish your coffee first …)

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Supreme Court Decision Upholds Deportation …

25 06 2006

Cross posted from Red Hot Cuppa Politics 

There seems to be a bracing wind coming from the Supreme Court these days, and it is refreshing.

Check out their latest decision on illegal immigration.

From ChristianScienceMoniter, via YahooNews:

WASHINGTON – In a case with implications for tens of thousands of illegal immigrants and their families, the US Supreme Court ruled Thursday that a strict immigration measure requiring prior deportees to be automatically expelled from the country applies to any illegal immigrant who reentered the US, regardless of when …

The case involves Humberto Fernandez-Vargas who's been in and out of the US a gazillion times, mostly by deportation and re-entry. He met an American woman in 1989, had kids, and they got around to getting married in 2001.

But when he applied to become a permanent resident, immigration officials had him detained under a 1996 law that requires anyone previously deported from the US be immediately expelled.

Lawyers for Mr. Fernandez-Vargas argued that the 1996 law should not apply retroactively to their client since he illegally reentered the US in 1982 – prior to passage of the 1996 measure.

The Supreme Court rejected that view. In an 8-to-1 decision, the high court said the law applies to anyone who illegally reenters the US after being deported.

"It applies to Fernandez-Vargas today not because he reentered in 1982 or at any other particular time, but because he chose to remain after the new statute became effective," writes Justice David Souter for the majority (which incidentally included 8 out of nine, with the dissenter being Justice John Paul Stevens — FB)

Lawyers appealed to the 10th US Circuit Court of Appeals on grounds that the 1996 law the government said required his deportation could not be applied retroactively. They said their client reentered the US in 1982 – 15 years before the law was passed. Fernandez-Vargas should not suffer the effects of a law that was not on the books at the time he violated US immigration laws, they said.

The 10th Circuit disagreed and upheld his removal.

In affirming the 10th Circuit, the Supreme Court said the law is not aimed at penalizing an illegal immigrant for illegal reentry after being deported. Instead, the law establishes a process to remove the that individual at any time after that reentry.

"It is the conduct of remaining in the country after entry that is the predicate action; the statute applies to stop an indefinite continuing violation that the alien himself could end at any time by voluntarily leaving," Souter writes. "It is therefore the alien's choice to continue his illegal presence, after illegal reentry and after the effective date of the new law, that subjects him to the new and less generous legal regime."

Pinch me — we actually have a Supreme Court that actually seems to uphold the laws … and this fall, remember. Without a Republican controlled Congress, we would not have gotten those two new Supreme Court justices.

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New Poll: Immigration reform is favored – Hook, Line and Sinker

24 06 2006

Cross posted from DeMedicratic Nation 

The Arizona Republic reports:

A majority of Americans believe the nation's immigration system needs fixing and favor giving work visas to foreigners and undocumented immigrants provided there are stiffer penalties for people and employers who violate immigration laws, according to a new poll.

Angela Kelley, deputy director of the National Immigration Forum said:

The ground is fertile. The American public is very aware of our broken immigration system and is in a positive mind for immigration reform.

What the article in the Republic finds "surprising" is:

It contradicts a growing national movement to clamp down on undocumented immigrants galvanized by Arizona's passage of Proposition 200 in November. The measure is intended to make sure undocumented immigrants don't vote or have access to state-funded public benefits.

Instead, the poll indicates Americans favor immigration reforms even more lenient than the temporary-worker program supported by President Bush.

But, why would a newspaper find these result surprising, when it reports that the poll was conducted by The immigrant-advocacy organization and American Immigration Lawyers Association; two immigrant-advocacy organizations.

The manipulation of the truth continues and the media gullibly passes it on.

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This practice, called “catch and release,” is unacceptable, and we will end it.

24 06 2006

Cross posted from Morning Coffee

Illegal Immigrants Free to Go

Local police said they intercepted 20 illegal Mexican immigrants, but were ordered by immigration officials to let them go free.

Belmont County Sheriff Fred Thompson said his officers were instructed by federal immigration services to let all 20 illegal immigrants go free, and said his department has no choice but to follow the orders from immigration officials.

Thompson said officers stopped a van at 3 a.m. Tuesday which was traveling the wrong direction on Interstate 470 in St. Clairsville.

Full Story Here

Flash Back

President Bush Addresses the Nation on Immigration Reform

The steps I've outlined will improve our ability to catch people entering our country illegally. At the same time, we must ensure that every illegal immigrant we catch crossing our southern border is returned home. More than 85 percent of the illegal immigrants we catch crossing the southern border are Mexicans, and most are sent back home within 24 hours. But when we catch illegal immigrants from other country [sic] it is not as easy to send them home. For many years, the government did not have enough space in our detention facilities to hold them while the legal process unfolded. So most were released back into our society and asked to return for a court date. When the date arrived, the vast majority did not show up. This practice, called "catch and release," is unacceptable, and we will end it.

So I Guess the the Immigration officials that Sheriff Thompson contacted missed this speech.

Hat tip to California Conservative

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