Electric fences keep out illegal aliens

22 06 2006

Cross posted from Right Truth

Ranchers in Texas build fences to keep their cattle from wandering onto their neighbors land. Illegal aliens come across the border with wire cutters ready to snip the wire fences and come into America, thus allowing cattle to escape. Ranchers are beginning to add electric 'fencers' which can add 240 volts of electricity to the wire fences … a good way to deter illegal aliens criminal invaders from crossing their property. I think this is a wonderful idea and am amazed no one thought of it before now. Of course the ACLU and others will probably have a hissy fit when they find out. (via Fox News Channel)

I know what the 'open borders' groups will be saying. These electric fences are 'not humane', 'cruel and unusual', and then they will bring out the 'racist card'. How about we consider the situation of these legal ranchers, just trying to protect their property and the property of their neighbors? No one seems to be considering their plight. Do they consider the cost of a single cow or bull or the damage one of those animals can do to property? What if one of these animals gets out onto a road, and is accidentally hit by a moving vehicle? Lives could be lost and the ranchers would be legally liable.

I think landowners should be able to do anything they can to protect their investments, within the law of course.

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Bill would force state contractors to verify workers

22 06 2006

Cross posted from Morning Coffee 

This is a follow up to two CAII posts about articles in the Boston Globe; Public funded projects employing Illegals, and Uncooperative Blogger's One State Goes Soft on Illegal Aliens and Another Cracks Down.

From Boston.com

Republicans press Reilly on illegal immigration 

Employers with state contracts would be required to make sure their workers have valid Social Security numbers by checking a federal online database under a bill proposed yesterday by Senate Republicans to combat illegal immigration.

Responding to a Globe story that showed that contractors on publicly funded projects hired workers with fake Social Security numbers, Senate minority whip Bruce E. Tarr and Senator Scott P. Brown of Wrentham said their bill would bar such companies from doing business with the state.

“It's absolutely absurd that the Commonwealth of Massachusetts would be a partner in the illegal act of employing someone who has no authority to be in this country," said Tarr. “There's very strong sentiment in Massachusetts that we shouldn't be an accomplice to a criminal act."

The Massachusets Attorney General Thomas F. Reilly said on Monday it is not his responsibility to crack down on Massachusetts employers that hire undocumented immigrants, and he said he will continue his policy of taking no action against the companies.

The bill that Republicans plan to unveil today at the State House would also require Attorney General to enter into an agreement with the US attorney general to help investigate possible violations of federal immigration law and enforce it.

In addition, the legislation would impose a $5,000 fine or incarceration for up to five years for workers who use false identification documents to get state-funded jobs.

The federal government already imposes penalties on employers who knowingly hire undocumented immigrants but does not penalize the employees, Tarr said.

The bill would require employers with state contracts to check Social Security numbers on databases of valid numbers run by the Department of Homeland Security or the Social Security Administration or private databases, Tarr said.

Homeland Security has already launched an initiative, known as the Basic Pilot Program, that allows employers to verify a worker's status using online databases. But that program is being used by only a small number of companies nationwide. Dunkin' Donuts has begun participating and has put up signs in shops alerting customers that employees have been screened.

No state in the country mandates that employers substantiate that their workers are legal, according to the Center for Immigration Studies in Washington, D.C. Georgia recently passed a measure that would do so by July 1, 2007.

Others reporting on Illegal Immigration & Immigration reform; Red Hot Cuppa Politics has an interesting post on the North American SuperCorridor, Super Corridor or Super Hype  Someone is either perpetraiting a massive hoax, or needs to verify their sources.

And Petsgardenblog reports on an unbelievable and disgusting story from Martin County, Florida.  Illegal alien rapes puppy!!! I hope they Hang the bastard.

**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.

No Fingerprint Check for Illegal Alien Childcare Volunteers

22 06 2006

Cross posted from DeMedicratic Nation 

One step forward, two steps back. It seems that whenever a rule or law is enacted to protect one segment of society, someone will always balk or refuse for the sake of another segment of society; even if one segment is not here legally. What is wrong with people?

According to the LA Times:

Not wanting to lose illegal immigrant volunteers, the Los Angeles and Orange Roman Catholic dioceses have quietly backed away from a pledge to root out pedophiles by running fingerprint background checks on anyone who works with children.

If you are here illegally and therefore do not have a government picture ID, the Dioceses:

allows church volunteer candidates without government-issue identification to give instead a sworn affidavit stating that they have not been convicted of any crime. In Orange, potential volunteers without photo IDs can submit a sworn affidavit and two letters of reference attesting to their character.

Well, that solves it, doesn't it.

Is it ok if the two letters are from some of my "illegal" friends? Is this fair to pedophiles that are here legally?

According to Rita Milla, spokeswoman for the Los Angeles-area Survivors Network of Those Abused by Priests:

They are just trying to be too politically correct, even though it means putting the kids at risk. If someone can't prove who they are, they shouldn't be volunteering.

Sorry Rita, I guess that's just not good enough – anyone should be able to volunteer. Perhaps we could save alot of taxpayer money on this silly border fence/wall/enforcement thingee and accept sworn affadavits and letters of character reference?

I can understand the need for a volunteer pool, but like others that insist on enforcement of our laws, skirting additional laws/requirements is just not going to cut it. I am blown away that they could be this stupid.

For the entire article at the LA Times, click here.
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Xenophobia road show

22 06 2006

Cross posted from DeMediacratic Nation

Illegal immigrants make an easy bogeyman to run against. Like gays who seek to marry. Or flag-burners, if any can be found – Baltimore Sun Editorialists

So, the Baltimore Sun is one of the ones that believes those opposed to "illegal" immigration are "full of fear, resentment and frustration." Reading between the lines gives me the impression they don't think too highly of us.

About all I agree with in this "piece" is the possibility of it all just being all talk and no action.

From the Baltimore Sun comes an editorial:

House Republicans, bereft of accomplishment and burdened with an increasingly unpopular war, have hit upon a new strategy for retaining their majority in the fall elections. They plan to churn up the fear, frustration and resentment at illegal immigration deeply embedded in their conservative base through a summer series of hearings that will take their harsh border-control bill on the road.Their constituents and the nation as a whole would be far better served if the lawmakers spent their summer in Washington, ironing out a compromise with the Senate that takes the practical and humane approach to immigration reform that is critical to strengthening border security.
But the field hearings gambit virtually ensures that the deeply divided Republicans won't have the time or the political will this year to produce any form of border security or immigration reform legislation – and signals that GOP leaders have already written it off.

Instead, Republican committee chairmen will head out to the South and Southwest and wherever else anti-immigrant concerns run high. They'll seek to prove that their get-tough, fence-'em-out approach is more popular than trying to create a realistic program for dealing with the more than 11 million undocumented workers here, as President Bush and the Senate propose.

Of course, GOP leaders don't need hearings to gauge voter sentiment. They know from Republican Brian P. Bilbray's recent success in claiming a vacant House seat in California that railing against the incoming flow of humanity that seemingly will stop at nothing for the promise of a better life scores very well with their base. That's the point. Illegal immigrants make an easy bogeyman to run against. Like gays who seek to marry. Or flag-burners, if any can be found.

Voters who find this approach appealing should remember that talk is cheap. Complex problems often require unpopular solutions and leaders who can summon the nation to a higher purpose than what may appear to be immediate self-interest. And so far, the success record for this Congress is blank.

**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.**

Super Corridor — or Super Hype …?

22 06 2006

Cross posted from Red Hot Cuppa Politics

You may have heard of the proposed North American SuperCorridor, a highway, four football fields widths wide, which is supposed to stretch from Mexico to Canada, and run through places like Laredo, Kansas City, and Duluth …

Jerome Corsi writes in HumanEvents this morning:

The Trans-Texas Corridor (TTC) is ready to begin construction in 2007, building the first segment of what is planned to be a NAFTA Super Highway stretching from Mexico to Canada. As we have previously written, the NAFTA Super Highway is planned to begin at Laredo, Tex., proceeding north to Kansas City via Oklahoma City, and ultimately connecting with Canadian limited-access highways north of Duluth, Minn.

On March 11, 2005, a "Comprehensive Development Agreement" was signed by the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) to build the "TTC-35 High Priority Corridor" parallel to Interstate 35. The contracting party involved a limited partnership formed between Cintra Concesiones de Infraestructuras de Transporte, S.A., a publically listed company headquartered in Spain, owned by the Madrid-based Groupo Ferrovial, and a San Antonio-based construction company, Zachry Construction Corp.The Comprehensive Development Agreement called for Cintra-Zachry to provide private investment of $6 billion (click here for the rest of the article, more of Corsi's thorough documentation and maps …)

Well … maybe it won't go through Duluth, though, because the "SuperCorridor" is being called an internet myth, by at least one local news outlet.

From BusinessNorth, out of northern Wisconsin/Minnesota:

An article on plans for a four-football field wide Super Highway from Mexico to Canada. Danielle Kaeding has the story on the internet rumor.

Minnesota Department of Transportation’s John Bray says he’s heard all about the internet article boasting the Bush Administration’s plans to build a Super Highway from Mexico to Canada. “Whoever wrote it, I think I would recommend that they take a couple aspirins, lay down, take a snooze, and get up and write something that has some credibility to it. This thing has no credibility at least as far as our agency is concerned.”

A non-profit organization called North America SuperCorridor Coalition, Inc. or NASCO is mentioned in the article. The group is supposedly working with the Administration on plans for the Super Highway.

But NASCO Director Tiffany Melvin says there must be some sort of misunderstanding. “We’re not working with the administration to create a new highway or anything like that. We’re an advocacy group tries to bring attention to the need for improvements and maintenance to the existing infrastructure and to increase security at our nation’s borders and improve safety measures along the corridor.” Bray says there’s no money to go toward a construction project of this magnitude.

Curiouser and curiouser, since here's the link to the NASCO website, where you can see a huge map of the US, Mexico and Canada — with the proposed highway sketched out. Also — it's kind of an odd name for a "watchdog" group. And, according to the website: North America’s SuperCorridor Coalition, Inc., is a non-profit organization dedicated to developing the world’s first international, integrated and secure, multi-modal transportation system along the International Mid-Continent Trade and Transportation Corridor to improve both the trade competitiveness and quality of life in North America.

That's not a "watchdog group" goal, either, although Tiffany Melville is certainly the gal to contact as listed on the site, and she has a Dallas phone number … 214.744.1042 (Direct) tiffany@nascocorridor.com ….

Either there's a massive hoax going on, or somebody needs to check their source.

At any rate — would a super-corridor be a bad thing? Oh, I dunno … it'd be great, as long as the world's at peace, and assuming we can actually trust our allies ….. when h3ll freezes over, and the iced brimstone lakes get paved into roads for trucks full of lettuce, tomatoes, and happy hard-working illegals to roll into America …

For the latest on illegal immigration reform, click to the CoalitionBlog.. Christi's writing about the "ism's – schism" (!); Debbie points out how Mexican Drug Cartels have taken over US urban areas, DeMediacratic Nation is analysing how some big cities are reluctant to target illegals", and Brian's writing about States reactions to illegals ..

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