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.**

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“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

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

Hat tip: SAVE OUR STATE

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.**








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