Protest against Minutemen and more illegal alien info

30 09 2006

Cross posted from Right Truth

As congress gets ready to leave Washington headed for their home states, they will pat themselves on the back for passing legislation on a 700 mile fence across the U.S. Mexican border. They could have passed comprehensive immigration legislation months or years ago, but they wait until the last minute and pass a bill they hope will win them favor with voters at home.

A little review is sometimes good. In The American Daily, David Tatosian reminds us of the 2004 elections, where George W. Bush won 51% of the vote and then proceeded to say this:

In answer to a question on illegal immigration at a White House Q and A, the President stated, “…First, we want our border patrol agents chasing crooks and thieves and drug runners and terrorists, not good-hearted people who are coming here to work. And therefore, it makes sense to allow the good-hearted people who are coming here to do jobs that Americans won’t do a legal way to do so… we ought to have a system that recognizes people are coming here to do jobs that Americans will not do… Family values do not stop at the Rio Grande River… People are coming to put food on the table, they’re doing jobs Americans will not do… legalize the process of people doing jobs Americans won’t do; take the pressure off of employers so they’re not having to rely upon false Ids… Our people are compassionate. The system we have today is not a compassionate system. It’s not working…”In an instant the President of the United States destroyed the shaky majority of American citizens that had reelected him. That he did so to fulfill the morally impoverished desires of illegal aliens indicates a tragic and dangerous character flaw that cannot, and will not be ignored.

That he continues to pander to those illegals, despite the outcry and opposition of a vast majority of American citizens (far exceeding 51%) is not simply outrageous and indictable, it is evil. (read it all)

Well ‘evil’ is a little harsh, but I know where he is coming from. He goes on to say, ” . . . thank the President for his candor. What other President, King, Prime Minister or Caliph in history had dedicated himself so blatantly to the expatriation of his own citizens for the benefit of foreign nationals?” Obviously voters will remember this when they vote in November 2006 and again in 2008.Local activists protest book-signing by Minuteman Project founder Jim Gilchrist

The signs read, “No Terrorist Racism in Ventura County,” “Shame on You Borders” and “No Human Being is Illegal.” The shouts from the crowd of approximately 30 protestors outside of Borders Book Store in Thousand Oaks ranged from the boilerplate “Hey, Hey, Ho, Ho, the Minutemen have got to go” to an angry “Racists go home” to an even more creative “Down with the geriatric fascist.”And what was all the commotion about?

Jim Gilchrist, founder of the highly controversial anti-illegal immigration group, the Minuteman Project, was about to make a book-signing appearance at the store. The Minutemen, considered by many to be vigilantes, have made headlines by organizing civilian patrols of the U.S.-Mexico border. Gilchrist’s new book, co-authored by Jerome Corsi, Minutemen: The Battle to Secure America’s Borders, is a first-hand account of the authors’ views on what they consider America’s lax immigration policies. [snip[

Despite the heated rhetoric, the book signing and protest concluded without altercation. Osmond felt the demonstration was a success and was encouraged by what he felt was an “energetic turnout.” –By STEPHANIE KINNEAR, Ventura County Reporter

Also reporting:
Petition Online to stop illegal aliens from Protect Our Borders
Senator Frist for breakfast, stickNstein
stickNstein, Environmentalists jump up on the wall….and they should…
Common Sense America, Illegal Immigration: Another American Family Torn Apart
The Uncooperative Blogger, Dead Aliens Still Cost US Taxpayers and DHS Trying to Hide the Truth From Congress on the Border
Common Sense America, Illegal Immigration: Mexico Warns United States
Red Hot Cuppa Politics, Onion Growers Crying Over Lack Of Labor
The Amboy Times, Feds Sued For Murders By Illegal Alien
stickNstein, The Wall Bill passes 71-28…..now the employers(the real issue) and Illegals with fraudulent documents stopped at Army Base
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Feds Sued For Murders By Illegal Alien

29 09 2006

Cross posted from Amboy Times 

Hat tip, WND

The mother of a man killed in a triple homicide last year plans to sue the federal government for $100 million, court documents state.

Sandra Miller of Altoona is the mother of Stephen Heiss, who died Aug. 28, 2005.

Miguel Padilla was convicted and received death sentences this month for killing Alfred Mignogna, owner of the United Veterans Association building; Fredrick Rickabaugh Sr., UVA doorman; and Heiss, a patron.

The jury wasn’t told that Padilla is an illegal alien.

The civil lawsuit notice, filed by attorney Art Cohen of Hollidaysburg, blames the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement for allowing Padilla to remain in the United States….

This could be a landmark case, if the plaintiff can prove willful negligence, ICE may have to start doing thier job. Accountability on the border, can you imagine?

…He was involved in a stabbing incident in which the victim was his then-father-in-law.

ICE never took Padilla into custody or attempted to deport him.

U.S. Rep. Bill Shuster, R-9th District, spoke of the case on the House floor, saying ICE did nothing about Padilla.

Most of the money sought is for punitive damages because the government did not take any action that could have prevented the homicides.

The Feds have never listened to voters on this issue, perhaps they’ll listen to lawyers.

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Onion Growers Crying Over Lack of Labor!

29 09 2006

Cross posted from Red Hot Cuppa Politics

It’s a sobbing situation:

From KRISTV, out of Corpus: BATESVILLE, Texas —

J. Allen Carnes needed 200 workers for the onion harvest this year on 500 acres of South Texas fields. The onion business is big in the area, and with only two months to harvest, there’s little room for delay.

But Carnes ended up with less than 100 workers and fell two weeks behind, with bits and pieces of the fields unpicked. His income fell about $150,000, a significant loss.

“It’s become increasingly tight over the last three or four years,” said Carnes, president of Winter Garden Produce in Uvalde, 80 miles west of San Antonio. “Companies are jockeying back and forth (for workers). Last year it was just short all around.”

Growers say tightened border security and longer lines for day crossers have cut the numbers of farm workers who cross the border legally or illegally. Illegal immigrant workers who used to travel the country picking different crops as the seasons changed are hesitant to migrate for fear of being caught. And the lure of higher paid jobs with better working conditions, such as construction, are keeping some farm workers away

Good — but there’s a flip side here as well. While we’re all into border control, and illegal immigration reform, we need to remember that ultimately it will probably mean that employers will charge more for goods and services.

My own feeling is that in return for more border security, and a sane immigration policy, it will be a small price to pay.

For the latest and freshest on Illegal Immigration Reform, click to the CoalitionBlog.

New Petition to Congress “Illegal Immigration” From: Steve Hampton
Breakfast with Senator Frist….. From: stiknstein
Illegal Immigration: Another American Family Torn Apart From: Christi
The Environment and the Wall…Hummingbirds and Handcuffs From: stiknstein
Senate Bill gets cloture vote passes 71-28 From: stiknstein
If you have not seen Debbie’s post about what the Saudi’s are doing about illegals, check it out.
Brian is pointing to a new petition online.

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Dead Aliens Still Cost US Taxpayers

29 09 2006

Cross posted from The Uncooperative Blogger 

I cannot find this anywhere else so I am re-printing it here; I know danny won’t mind.

Tuesday, Sept. 19th, ABC World News came to Tucson from Washington DC to interview Randy Graf and David Heppler. I was asked to assist with their transportation needs and found the trip to be interesting.

Randy Graf Sept 19 ABC News InterviewRandy is the republican candidate for the Arizona district 8 congressional seat. Because of the stark difference in Randy’s strong border security-no amnesty stance as opposed to his democrat opponent’s open borders position, the national media has determined that this particular race will serve as the barometer for national public opinion on the illegal immigration issue. They shot a lot of footage and Randy was very clear on the issues, but they asked a lot of negative questions and it remains to be seen what they present to the public. The piece is tentatively scheduled to air Thursday, Sept. 21st at 5:30pm.

David Heppler being interviewed by ABC NewsDavid is a candidate for Phoenix city council district 3. His background is in law enforcement and security, and he operates the Arizona Border Watch website. His views on illegal immigration are consistent with those of Randy.

The ABC crew had two items on their agenda: The interviews, with the Mexican border at Naco as the backdrop, and pictures of the Pima County morgue.

The chosen interview location was west of Naco, past the tall, solid steel wall, where a barbed wire fence is the only barrier. A rough dirt road parallels the border fence on both sides and the fence has passable openings in it at varying close intervals. Overall, however, this section of the border fence would be classified as being in reasonably good condition.

Mysterious Van on Mexican Side of the BorderThe reporters showed some excitement when a black van coming from Naco on the Mexican side of the border approached our position, with a Border Patrol vehicle traveling abreast of it on the American side of the fence. The windows in the van were blacked out so we couldn’t see inside of it and speculation arose that it was headed out to a remote area to unload a cargo of future “undocumented workers”. My guess is that footage of this event will make the show.

The real reason I am recounting the the trip, however, is the reason we went to the Pima County morgue. I now know that even dead illegal aliens are costing American taxpayers, and that they will continue to cost us for an undetermined length of time. The subject of what is done with aliens who have died in their search for a better life in America had never crossed my mind.

Refrigerated Van for Bodies of Unidentified Aliens – Pima County, Arizona MorgueThe existing morgue building houses 120 corpses. It is full of dead aliens. The Department of Homeland Security has purchased a refrigerated semi-trailer which can accomodate an additional 60 -70 corpses. This trailer is nestled up to the morgue building behind a steel fence. It is also full of dead aliens. Now get this: At a cost of probably millions of dollars to taxpayers, a new building is under construction which will hold an additional 240 dead aliens.

Apparently, if they can’t identify a dead alien they store the corpse indefinitely. Some of the corpses are decomposed to nothing but bones, and unidentifiable under any circumstances anyway. I don’t think this is the practice with unidentifiable American citizen corpses. My first thought was: Why don’t they just store a DNA sample? ..But, no – too simple. My second thought was: If the border was secured we wouldn’t have all the dead bodies. ..But, no – that would slow down globalization. I better not write down what my next thought was; it certainly wouldn’t be politically correct.

I guess I’ll just stop here, my brain is about to tilt.

Danny

American Freedom Riders

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DHS Trying to Hide the Truth From Congress on the Border

29 09 2006

Cross posted from The Uncooperative Blogger

From the San Bernadino Sun:

Congressmen who visit the U.S.-Mexico border unannounced are being monitored by the Department of Homeland Security, and at least one U.S. Customs and Border Protection agent has been suspended for speaking to a congressman without first getting supervisory clearance, according to documents obtained by the Daily Bulletin.

Congressional members interviewed by the newspaper said they were unaware until recently that Border Patrol agents were required to file Significant Incident Reports – normally used for shootings and other serious border incidents – when congressional members made unannounced visits in the summer along the U.S.-Mexico border.

A second document obtained by the paper reveals that one agent was suspended for 10 days without pay for speaking with Rep. Steve King, R-Iowa, who made an unannounced visit to the border in May.

“Preventing Congress from speaking freely to federal employees violates at least two federal statutes, and agents are fearful of telling the truth,” said King, who recounted several visits to the Mexican border when Border Patrol agents would not speak with him for fear of reprisal.

“Filing these reports is a form of intimidation. If anyone is going to be punished, then they should be punished for not speaking to a member of Congress, rather than for telling the truth.”

Rep. Ted Poe, R-Texas, who also has made unannounced visits to the border, said he is concerned congressional oversight of border matters has suffered as a result of the Homeland Security monitoring. Poe echoed King’s assertion that forcing agents to file reports is a form of intimidation, and said Congress is prepared to call for hearings and issue subpoenas to investigate the matter.

“Members of Congress should not be under surveillance by Homeland Security because we ask the tough questions (of) border agents, and border agents should not be intimidated into having to report our visits and conversations with them like we are criminals,” Poe said. “Members of Congress are not the enemy because we want to find out the truth at the border.”

I keep wondering what they have to gain from playing down the situation on the border? You would think the opposite would be true, that they would want them to know how bad it is so they get more men, tools and money; that is usually the way it works.

A Tucson Border Patrol agent, whose name is being withheld for fear of reprisal, was suspended on Aug. 21 for 10 consecutive days without pay for speaking with King while on duty, according to a suspension letter obtained by the newspaper.

Office of Border Patrol officials, who had heard that congressional members were making unannounced visits to the border, discovered the identity of the agent while performing an Internet search, when they found a photograph of the agent with the congressman.

“On May 6, while on official duty, you met with your friend, Congressman King, and three other individuals,” the letter stated. “You took them to an area west of your office and gave them a tracking demonstration, and you spent approximately three hours with these individuals. You did not have prior supervisory permission to perform these activities while in an on-duty status.”

King said he is “seeking a positive resolution to that matter.”

Numerous field agents interviewed by the Daily Bulletin over the past month said directives from U.S. Border Patrol headquarters have also kept them from filing accurate reports about incidents along the southwest border.

“It feels like we just can’t speak the truth,” said an Arizona Border Patrol agent, speaking on condition of anonymity. “They want to know what we say and who we say it to. If we say something that doesn’t fit with the agency line, then we’re reprimanded.”

There you have it, the government goes out of its way to prosecute two decorated border patrol officers for an encounter with an illegal alien drug runner and now they are hidding the truth from congress.

Well we will get a fence Bill with high tech gadgets to help seal our border, but it seems like those in charge don’t want the border sealed. During the time the fence is being built, I guarantee, in the next Congress, they will be pushing for amnesty and an increased guest worker program.

Hat tip: American Freedom Riders

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The Wall Bill passes 71-28…..now the employers(the real issue)

28 09 2006

Cross posted from stikNstein

Oppose 700-mile border fence, support comprehensive immigration reform, U.S. Catholic bishops urge Senate….OOOPS….TOO LATE

WASHINGTON (Catholic Online) – U.S. congressional legislation authorizing the construction of a 700-mile border fence on the nation’s southern border with Mexico will not solve the problem of illegal immigration and will lead to increased exploitation, violence and death, said the U.S. bishops.

FROM SEN. BILL FRIST’S OFFICE:

And, just moments ago, the Senate invoked cloture on the Secure Fence Act of 2006 by a vote of 71-28. Tomorrow the Senate will pass this legislation and send it to the President’s desk for his signature.

By requiring the construction of at least 700 miles of two-layered reinforced fencing along our southwest border and by mandating the use of cameras, ground sensors, UAVs and other forms of hi-tech surveillance, this legislation will help us gain control over every inch of our borders. The Homeland Security appropriations bill authorizes $1.8 billion in funding … so construction will proceed as quickly as possible. As the fence is erected, more funding in future budgets will be required, but I’m confident that the 71 Senators who proved themselves serious about border security today will support continued funding.

This will shore up a few close races,and give the Republicans some campaign fodder, but it’s only a small part of the solution. Now it’s time to see that the real work gets done.
IN THE WORDS OF TIM ALLEN:

NEVER GIVE UP….NEVER SURRENDER!

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Environmentalists jump up on the wall….and they should…

28 09 2006

Cross posted from stikNstein

DOUGLAS, Arizona (Reuters) – A plan to fence off a third of the U.S. border to stop illegal immigration from Mexico may harm migration routes used by animals including rare birds and jaguars, environmentalists and U.S. authorities warn. Environmentalists and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service wardens say the barrier would disrupt the migration of scores of species from jaguars to hawks and humming birds along a wildlife corridor linking northern Mexico and the U.S. southwest known as the “Sky Islands.”

“Bisecting the area with an impermeable barrier such as a double reinforced wall or fence could really have a devastating effect on these species,” said Matt Skroch, a wildlife biologist and executive director of the environmental non-profit group Sky Island Alliance in Tucson, Arizona.

SO……..The tree huggers jump into the fray. If I sound sarcastic I don’t mean to be….they make a point I can agree with.

It’s a tough situtation. Can we protect our borders and at the same time promote environmental stewardship to maintain the beautiful biodiversity of this part of the country?……..There is no certain answer to this question.

Stik has lived in the Southwest. There are few places that give a person the perspective that the desert does. There is a serenity here that is both spiritual and humbling. It is an awe inspiring part of our national heritage.
We used to ride out into the desert and camp. I remember laughing at the warning to check my boots before I put them on in the morning….till I tapped a scorpion out of them. Back then it was easy to just head out, find a great spot, and spend a couple of days. The worst thing you might run into was a scorpion. Not so today.

SO………We are going to build a triple wall barrier that will separate 700 miles (perhaps more) of fluid biosystems. Animal movement, bird migrations and other environmental factors will be affected.

Go to the Sky Island Alliance site. These folks aren’t tree hugging wackos. They are normal folks like you and me. Scientists and citizen environmentalists who have a love and reverence for this part of our country.
If you read what they say you might empathize with ‘em. Their perspective is what it should be…..they want to keep this part of our country as undamaged as possible.

Well stik can agree with that….and if you read most of their articles, you will find theirs is a refreshingly non politized assessment of the issue at hand.

AS MUCH AS THEY DON’T WANT A WALL,(and they don’t) THEY SEE PRESENT PIECEMEAL IMMIGRATION POLICY AS WORSE. Their view of comprehensive immigration policy is to provide ordered and secure border crossing points….that will minimize damage to the environment. That’s it for the most part.

They see the present policy of putting up bits and pieces of unpenetratable barrier as forcing the millions of people who cross our borders illegally, into smaller crossing points. This is causing tremendous damage to the ecosystems in these places.

BORDER CROSSING POINT

Our current border barrier plan assumes, if you fence the easy places to cross, fewer illegal immigrants will attempt to cross at the more remote, less accessable (unfenced) areas.

The BIG BUT is……….

Illegal Immigration is NOT slowing down. It is increasing every year. Imagine the 1 million illegals crossing our borders every year squeezed into crossing at fewer more remote therefore more pristene, sections of our border. The damage to the biosystems and environments of these areas will be horrible. Already this is evident.

BORDER CROSSING TRAIL

Is there an answer?…….WELL…….. YES!…..but it is the one thing our representatives are NOT ADDRESSING….THOSE ILLEGALLY PROVIDING JOBS FOR MILLIONS OF ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS.

Penalties for these businesses are conveniently left out of almost all border security legislation.

Stik SEZ…..Protecting our borders is something we have to do….being stewards of the incredible Sky Islands is..well…a moral obligation too….but I’ll tell ya…..Till you start seeing business owners who enable and encourage illegal immigration hauled off in handcuffs too, citizens and hummingbirds alike don’t stand a chance.

Common Sense America blogs a sad but important perspective
Debbie at Right Truth sez if the Saudis can do it, why can’t we?

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Illegal Immigration: Another American Family Torn Apart

28 09 2006

Cross posted from CommonSenseAmerica

I haven’t reported on the recent murder of a Houston policeman, Officer Rodney Johnson, who was buried yesterday morning. I really didn’t think there was much that I could add because sometimes things are so obvious they don’t need words.

But I can’t stop thinking about this.

Juan Leonardo Quintero, a Mexican national and an illegal alien, had already been deported once after he was convicted of “indecency with a child”. But it didn’t stop him from crossing our border again, living in freedom among us, and allegedly shooting Officer Johnson four times in the back of the head.

This crime should not have happened.

But, in my opinion, the worst part of this is that Officer Johnson sadly left behind a wife and five children. Three girls and two boys.

As we hear the open border advocates lobbying for amnesty for family reunification among illegal aliens, I wonder who will fight for the American family? Who will fight for the five little children left behind to ensure that no American child will ever again have to grow up fatherless because of the actions of an illegal alien – actions which were clearly allowed by the inaction of our elected officials? Is the American family of less value than the family of the illegal alien in the eyes of our politicians?

This isn’t the first, or the last, senseless murder of an American citizen by a person that should not be in this country. This is not the first, or the last, American family torn apart by illegal immigration.

This should not be.

And neither should this:

U.S. Rep. Ted Poe, R-Humble, said the shooting highlighted the need to tighten the borders and beef up enforcement of immigration laws.

“We know that 25 homicides a day are committed by people who are illegally in the country and this is one more,” he said.

Twenty-five homicides a day. If Representative Poe’s figures are accurate, then in one year, the number of people murdered in our nation by illegal aliens is 9,125.

9,125 American sons, daughters, mothers, and fathers. This is three times the number of souls we lost on September 11, 2001.

Three times. In one year.

House Representative Tom Tancredo spoke of what our elected officials will face if illegal immigration continues unabated:

“I wonder how if there is another event of some great magnitude, which we all anticipate, which we hear every single day is a distinct not just possibility but probability, and if this is perpetuated by someone who has entered this country illegally, and/or people who have been recruited into a terrorist network by people who have come here illegally, I wonder what we will tell the spouses, the sons, the daughters of those people who are killed in that event” – House Representative Tom Tancredo on our lack of border security, September 9, 2002

But it is happening everyday on an annual scale far worse than 9/11.

I do not want speeches. I want protection for the American citizens and their families. I want protection for my nation.

Bill O’Reilly of FoxNews correctly stated in his Talking Points last night:

“So a combination of poor presidential leadership on the border, weak city leaders who pander to voting blocks and a far left media led to the death of Officer Rodney Johnson.”

As American citizens continue to be victimized by criminal illegal aliens, our elected officials look the other way. We get no amnesty. We get no sympathy. We get no protection. We don’t even get acknowledgement or speeches unless we die en masse.


See also:

From StikNstein, Illegals with fraudulent documents stopped at Army Base and Sen Frist for breakfast. . .


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Illegals with fraudulent documents stopped at Army Base

28 09 2006

Cross posted from stikNstein

FORT BRAGG….Jacksonville N.C.
One of the largest and busiest military complexes in the world, Fort Bragg hosts America’s only airborne corps and airborne division, the “Green Berets” of the Special Operations Command, and the Army’s largest support command.

FORT BRAGG, N.C. — Federal agents “detained” 28 construction and landscaping employees Tuesday during a check for false identification at Fort Bragg, the post said.
“They found they had false or fraudulently obtained identification cards,” said Tom McCollum, a spokesman for the 18th Airborne Corps. “None were U.S. citizens.”
More than 224 people have been “detained” trying to enter Fort Bragg, a large Army base south of Raleigh, under false pretenses during the past year, McCollum said.

This was just one days spot check. There is no mention of whether they were employed by the base or civillian contractors.

In July, 3 Indonesian natives were “detained” and charged with possessing and using false documents and being in the United States illegally. The men were employed by the company that is contracted to give language instruction to all the Special Forces. Last year, hundreds of illegals were “detained” working at Military bases in N.C.

Stik read about 10 stories for this post. Most of them have this type of paragraph in them somewhere………………

The Mexican Consulate in Denver said it was told by U.S. immigration officials that 116 of the detained workers were Mexicans and that 98 were placed on buses headed for Mexico later Wednesday after agreeing to leave the U.S.

OR THIS……………

US officials claim they are not certain as to the motive of these illegal immigrants, but they are worried about the ease with which they are able to gain access to restricted facilities.
Many of these immigrant workers are even in possession of security identification cards which allow them access to these otherwise secure facilities.

AND almost all end with this………..

The detentions are the latest in ongoing efforts to target and remove illegal aliens working at sensitive sites and critical infrastructure locations around the nation

STIK SEZ……..WE ARE ASKING THEM TO PROMISE NOT TO COME BACK? This is not serious enforcement of our laws.This is showmanship.

Well Be Back!

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Sen Frist for breakfast………..

28 09 2006

Cross posted from stikNstein


” Good Morning Senator Frist.”

“Good Morning Soledad.”

” There are a number of important bills the American people want to see passed before Congress adjou……..”

“Gas prices, we have worked hard to get gas prices to come down and.”

” That’s great. One of the issues that Americans are clamoring for is border control. The bills before you concer…….”

“You know for the first time ever seniors can afford their prescriptions with the new Medicare plan.”

” Yes, but the immigration reform bills tha……..”

“Alternative fuel and more efficient cars will help make this country energy independent….We’ve worked hard on that.”

” Yes, but appropriations for building a barrier on our southe……..”

“I’m pleased to say the Senate has worked very hard on that.”

” ? ”

“You know, even if the border bills don’t pass, the American People need to know we’ve put 1.5 billion dollars in border security. We’ve worked very hard on that.”


” Are you saying these bills may not pass? ”

” The American People need to know we plan to put 2000 more agents on the border.”

” But the senate voted to do that over a year ago…..and didn’t the President say 10,000 agents? ”

“I’m pleased to say we’ve worked very hard on that.”

” You know polls show the American people are frustrated and don’t think the Senate is really serious about a secure border. ”

“There is nothing more important than a secure border. I’m pleased to say, we in the Senate have worked very hard on that.”

” ! ”

“Did I say seniors will now be able to affor………”

” Have a good day Senator ”

“Good day Soledad”

CNN REPORTS…..Passage of the border security Bill is now questionable.

With apologies to Wuzzadem……Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery…
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MEXAMERICANADA. . . .are we just a SAPP?

27 09 2006

Cross posted by StikNstein

SAPP…..
Slang. A gullible person; a dupe.
to undermine; weaken or destroy insidiously.

(ok…so I added an extra p)

“Security and Prosperity Partnership of North America.”
Welcomes You to the New State Of

MEXAMERICANADA

As American Citizens we seem to be embattled from every side on issues of national soverignty. Our own President along with business interest groups appear to be happy to concede our borders, our resources, and our national identity.

What, you say? The person elected to protect and defend the Constitution?

Judicial Watch (Washington, DC) — Judicial Watch, the public interest organization that promotes transparency, accountability and integrity in government, politics and the law, today released records obtained under the provisions of the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) from the International Trade Administration of the U.S. Department of Commerce concerning the “Security and Prosperity Partnership of North America.”

Haven’t heard of this?…………you sapp!

On March 23, 2005, heads of government Vincente Fox, George W. Bush, and Paul Martin launched the North American partnership at a meeting in Waco, Texas, with the expressed goal of “a safer, more prosperous North America.” According to the documents, the partnership’s “working groups” include government and business leaders from the United States, Mexico and Canada

SO………Don’t be fooled, this is a group of business and Industry representatives……..What exactly are they “RECOMMENDING” ?
– Buried deep in the “Western Hemisphere Travel Intiative” section page 19 are these two……………

  • The DHS should set up a limited short term pass program or otherwise facillitatepeople who come to the border without documents
  • A reasonable grace period should be established at border crossings during which time people lacking documents are educated about their options and then allowed to pass.
  • The Mexican representative of the North American Competetivness Council (made up of business representatives) stated (Mexicos priorities ……. border security, regulatory harmonization, and WORKFORCE MOBILITY…..
  • The council also makes recommendations on energy issues such as the “…enhanced integration of the Mexican [electricity] grid with that of the United States.”Then they conclude how they “really need to put their respective Governments feet to the fire on these matters.”
  • SO………………….
    Stik is no Isolationist, but (and it’s a BIG BUTT) while the majority of these documents pertain to larger trade issues, allowing foreign businesses to determine or exert influence over our immigration and border control policy is in itself illegal. Our own businesses have been ignoring our existing laws for years with the blessing of those who represent us. Now…. both have got themselves in a mess.
    The released documents can be found HERE.

    I’m not sure, but asking business to advise us how to secure our borders brings to mind something of hen houses and varmints………….

    TOAST toasts the Aussies and their immigration perspective

     
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    If Saudi Arabia can build a border fence, so can the U.S.

    27 09 2006

    Cross posted from Right Truth

    Yes, you heard me right, Saudi Arabia is planning to build a fence to block terrorists from crossing its 560-mile border with Iraq. Did you hear me? If they can do it so can we for the same reason, to keep terrorists from crossing the border AND to keep illegal aliens out.

    The barrier, which hasn’t been started, is part of a $12 billion package of measures including electronic sensors, security bases and physical barriers to protect the oil-rich kingdom from external threats, said Nawaf Obaid, head of the Saudi National Security Assessment Project, an independent research institute that advises the Saudi government. [snip]The fence would do little to stop the flow of militants into Iraq because most are believed to cross from Syria, Jordan and Iran. U.S. and Iraqi officials have long complained about Saudi extremists joining insurgent groups in Iraq, but say they mostly go through Syria. [snip]

    The spokesman for Iraq’s Interior Ministry, Brig. Gen. Abdul-Karim Khalaf, said Iraqi officials had heard of the Saudi plans to improve border security “and we thank them for it.”

    “If the Saudis want to build border defenses to stop the infiltration of terrorists, they can do that to protect their borders,” he said. source

    Now I don’t expect Mexico to ‘thank us’ if/when we build a fence on our southern border, but I can live without that thank you. What say you?

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    Border fence still roils GOP in House

    27 09 2006

    Cross posted from DeMediacratic Nation 

    From the San Francisco Chronicle:

    Senate and House Republicans seeking broad changes in immigration law conceded Tuesday that a 700-mile fence on the Mexican boarder will probably pass the Senate this week, but warned the fence will not stop illegal immigration and that lawmakers will continue after the November election to try to expand the ways to gain legal entry into the United States.

    Interesting that the Senate “warned” that this won’t stop illegal immigration. They are the nimrods that finally got a clue as to what we want and now somehow we don’t realize that this isn’t the end-all final fix?

    This looks as though it is a heads up that Republican or not, there will be efforts after the elections in November that containing all the garbage we do not like and all the garbage that they say they are now against.

    “…to try to expand the ways to gain legal entry into the U.S.” I hear that, but I don’t hear about expanding ways to prevent “illegal” entry into the country. That one statement just sounds loaded to me and I don’t much care for it.

    Dick Armey had some remarks that you may find aggravating:

    “Political discourse many times is captured by — what should I say — the most primitive thought process.” This has been rallied up by a lot of people that are very visible and make a lot of noise, but have never been guilty of any deep thinking.”

    This, as above paints the picture that “enforcement first” supporters aren’t too bright and expect fantasy to now take place. Thanks Dick!

    Arlen Specter? Oh, he has some concerns too, he’s not going to rest until a “comprehensive” approach is achieved. He cited concern that the “piecemeal approach” and that it:

    “would undermine the political foundation for a broader bill, which has always been built on a trade-off between a border crackdown and legalization.”

    “Foundation for a broader bill,” or foundation allowing for business as usual with everything but the kitchen sink. I don’t think he and others like the possibility of accountability available to the people with them taking the piece by piece approach.

    I guess we just don’t understand the “nuance” involved in politics or maybe they don’t understand that we are on to them and they are not just going to slap a bunch of garbage together (including things that have nothing to do with immigration) into a “comprehensive” deal.

    McCain of Arizona?:

    “We have no dispute that border security and national security are our top priority, but we also strongly assert that it has to be a comprehensive approach because you can’t just leave 12 million people in this country with nothing being done about their status, nor can we ignore the needs of the labor market.”

    No, we can’t just leave 12 million people in the country that don’t belong here nor can we ignore the labor market, but you guys aren’t slapping it all together. Your little deal with regard to 12 million people depends a great deal upon the fact that the number is still estimated and that there is nothing that suggests they will jump all over whatever deal you kids work out. It’s akin to saying we need to comprehensively fix something that we really have no accurate accounting of, but hey, if you let us put it all into one basket we can claim we did something effective.

    Lastly Armey said and this is cute:

    “I don’t care who you are, if you’ve got little ones, you’re going to find a way to feed them. It just infuriates me, the kind of discussion here that doesn’t recognize this. Illegal immigrants are doing the same thing you and I would do — the same thing that East Germans were doing when they tried to scramble over their wall.”

    See? Dick wants to be able to talk without saying anything and ignores that it is understood more will need to be done, but this is a GOOD start. Yep, they are doing the same thing you and I would do, but it does not change the illegality of those that we are discussing, does it?

    The “East Germans?” Ummmm, skipping over the obvious idiocy of this tired statement; this is like saying the Mexican government erected a wall to keep their people in and we all know this isn’t the case and nor is it that they want to keep them in Mexico.

    stikNstein posted “MexAmeriCanada….are we just SAPP?”

    InMuscatine detects a pattern emerging and we’re not talking crop circles, “A Pattern Emerges

    CommonSenseAmerica updates us on “Valley Park, Missouri Slaps The ACLU….

    Red Hot Cuppa Politics announces “AMLO’s Next Target: Wal-Mart’s!!!

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    “Reasonable Doubt for a Reasonable Fee”…..but the ACLU is FREE

    27 09 2006

    Cross posted from stikNstein

    A quote from my attorney ……………………

    Knowing that you have someone who is willing to take your side if your civil rights are being dumped on is a good thing. It keeps evil doers at bay.

    It used to be hard to get a case taken up by the ACLU. There actually had to be a REAL CONSTITUTIONAL issue involved. The bar was set pretty high and you had to be really getting screwed. Most cases the ACLU takes up have never been popular with the public……but they were worthy.

  • 1937 DeJonge v. Oregon
  • 1944 Smith v. Allwright
  • 1954 Brown v. Board of Education
  • 1963 Gideon v. Wainwright
  • 1965 Griswold v. Connecticut
  • 1966 Miranda v. Arizona
  • 1974 U.S. v. Nixon
  • 1993 Wisconsin v. Mitchell
  • SO……..What’s going on ACLU?
    What’s with the piling on in every hamlet, city …….not attorneys, but legal teams….not just legal teams, but in some cases, 3,4,10, legal teams….schools of piranha jurists swarming in on Regular Americans.

    This is advocacy litigation not the defence of Americans in cases of Constitutional importance. Help me here….where are the American Civil Liberties at stake in these cases………

    You have become what you used to fight against. What got you here? …………(hint)….Stik knows the answer…..next paragraph.

    First repeat this…..”AMERICAN CIVIL LIBERTIES UNION
    again……….
    …..”AMERICAN CIVIL LIBERTIES UNION“….got it?
    OK

    AT THE ACLU WEBSITE:
    The ACLU’s NEW Human Rights Program is dedicated to holding the U.S. government accountable to universally recognized human rights principles. The Human Rights Program is charged with incorporating international human rights strategies into ACLU advocacy on issues relating to national security, immigrants’ rights, women’s rights and racial justice.

    AH HA! Now I get it…….The AMERICAN civil liberties has now become nothing more than another international “human rights” hack organization determined to subjectively apply international political tripe to those cases it decides to litigate………..It all makes sense now………

    3 CASES

  • SPECIAL ORDER 40………
    Special Order 40 is a set of policies and procedures that prevents police officers from inquiring about an individual’s immigration status and communicating freely with federal immigration officials.The ACLU contends that illegal immigrants ought to be able to congregate on street corners seeking illegal jobs without fear of police intervention.
  • VALLEY PARK…………An ordinance that targets businesses and landlords that hire and rent to illegal immigrants.
    11 law firms that descended on the city of Valley Park to intimidate them, while trying to prevent them from passing any laws against the illegal aliens in their city.The attorneys maintain local government has no jurisdiction when it comes to immigration.
  • RIVERSIDE SOUTH JERSEY……An ordinance that makes it illegal for landlords or employers to assist illegal immigrants. The ACLU is claiming that immigration policy is a federal, not local responsibility, and that local agencies may not pre-empt federal authority.

    ACLU……IF ANY OF THESE ARE UNCONSTITUTIONAL……SUE THE FEDS……lay off us…..

    AND…….by the way guys, You need to change your name…..It no longer seems to apply……………………………………..
    Other Bloggers actually fighting for your rights today…….
    Demediacratic Nation on the Fence Legislation
    Miller Boycott UPDATE
    Mark in Mexico updates us from the Land of Guestworkers

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  • A Pattern Emerges

    27 09 2006

    Cross posted from InMuscatine

    See if you can spot the pattern in these headlines from today, September 26, 2006 :

    Fence not the answer

    U.S. fence a cynical appeal to voters

    Fence fallacies

    EDITORIAL: Fence not the answer

    Mexican president-elect criticizes fence plans

    EDITORIAL: Fence is hardly immigration ‘reform’

    Fence won’t mend broken border policy

    Gee… I wonder how the enemies of American sovereignty are going to spin immigration ENFORCEMENT into a negative? Anyone have any ideas?

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    AMLO’s Next Target: Wal Mart!

    27 09 2006

    Cross posted from Red Hot Cuppa Politics

    Is Joe Biden running Obrador’s campaign?

    From WW4 Report
    :

    Having abandoned their encampments in Mexico City’s main plaza, followers of Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador held protests at 22 Wal-Mart outlets around the capital, accusing the company of “system violation of labor rights,” and “an open campaign in favor of Felipe Calderon.”

    Protesters charged that Wal-Mart employees had been ordered to vote for Calderon on threat of being fired.

    Well, I guess when in doubt, target Wal-Mart’s.

    It looks to me like Mexico’s stepping down from the brink, will keep my fingers crossed.

    Meanwhile, there’s been a gunfight in Oaxaca.

    From CNN: OAXACA, Mexico (AP) — Gunmen exchanged fire with leftist protesters outside Oaxaca’s Camino Real hotel, injuring two men and forcing dozens of tourists, residents and journalists to run for cover.

    On Monday, a day after the gunfire, President Vicente Fox’s spokesman Ruben Aguilar said officials “absolutely promise that the problem in Oaxaca will be resolved before this administration ends” on December 1.

    The clash at the hotel came hours after the U.S. Embassy in Mexico renewed a warning to U.S. citizens traveling to Oaxaca, where protesters have camped out for months, burned buses and fought pitched battles with police.

    About 300 demonstrators armed with machetes, knives and pipes descended on the Camino Real searching for Oaxaca state Gov. Ulises Ruiz, whose resignation they demand. They accuse him of rigging the 2004 election to win office and violently repressing dissent

    Mark in Mexico has not posted from Oaxaca for awhile.

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

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    UPDATE: Please note the first comment from Tom: The election crisis seems over, but I’m not sure that Mexico is really stepping away from the brink. There is just such a deterioration of law and order, the economy is a mess, and we are ready to build a wall and bust employers.

    Here’s his Oaxaca – Watch, which looks like a good reference.

    (And, Tom — I wish I knew … )





    Valley Park, Missouri Slaps The ACLU. . .

    27 09 2006

    Cross posted from CommonSenseAmerica

    This one should be filed under Hometown Heroes.

    Valley Park city officials called a special meeting last night, one day after they were slapped with a restraining order by a judge halting them from enforcing laws against the illegal aliens in their city.

    Taking into consideration all of the complaints of the ACLU and others – eighteen attorneys from 11 legal organizations had represented the plaintiffs – the City of Valley Park, Missouri decided to slap back. They passed a new ordinance last evening, and the new ordinance passed 8-0.

    It was unanimous.

    Don’t mess with Missouri.

    From the St. Louis Post-Dispatch:

    City officials moved quickly after a judge barred them from enforcing an ordinance targeting illegal immigrants: They wrote a new ordinance and wiped the old one from the books.

    Aldermen unanimously approved the new ordinance without debate Tuesday night. On Monday, a judge temporarily barred the city from enforcing the old ordinance, saying it had too many holes.

    So the city crafted an eight-page ordinance to replace the previous, three-page version. The new ordinance still penalizes businesses and landlords that hire and rent to illegal immigrants. And it still proclaims that illegal immigration leads to higher crime rates and diminishes the quality of life.

    The new version, however, spells out more details.

    The previous ordinance didn’t say how city officials, business owners, or landlords should determine if people are in the country legally. It didn’t say how investigations would be initiated. It didn’t even define the term “illegal alien.”

    All that changes under the new ordinance.

    Mayor Jeffery Whitteaker said the changes should render moot the temporary restraining order issued by St. Louis County Circuit Judge Barbara Wallace. And he believes the city can start enforcing its new version immediately.

    Of course, the 11 law firms that descended on the city of Valley Park to intimidate them, while trying to prevent them from passing any laws against the illegal aliens in their city, are “reviewing the new ordinance”. The ACLU and others won’t go down without a fight but it’s good to see that neither will the city officials of Valley Park.

    The changes to the Valley Park ordinance include:

  • Requiring all city agencies to enroll in the federal government’s “Basic Pilot Program.” The program, administered by the Department of Homeland Security, verifies a person’s identity and legal status using government databases.
  • Stating that investigations of suspected illegal immigrants will begin only after the city has received a complaint from “any official, business entity, or resident” of the city. Complaints based solely on national origin, ethnicity or race will be ignored.
  • Using a definition of “illegal alien” that matches federal law.
  • Placing responsibility for enforcing the law on the city’s code officers.
  • Gotta tell you folks, my hero for the last few months has been the mayor of Hazleton, Pa. I still love ya, Lou, but I’ve got some hometown heroes to cheer on for a bit.

    State Rep. Dwight Scharnhorst, R-Valley Park, was one of three speaking in favor of the decision at the meeting.

    “I think we have reached a point where this issue has been ignored for so many years that it’s become a problem,” he said. “Fortunately, there are people like yourselves who are standing up and doing the right thing.”

    Standing up for what is right seems to be contagious in small towns across our nation.

    Please pause while Christi does the happy dance! )


    For more posts from CAII members see:From InMuscatine, A Pattern Emerges

    From StikNstein, All Hail. . .

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    LET’S ALL HELP THE JUDGE……….

    26 09 2006

    Cross posted from stikNstein

    CommonSenseAmerica just reported:

    The St. Louis suburb of Valley Park will not be allowed to implement or enforce a new immigration law, for the time being. On Monday, a judge in St. Louis County imposed a temporary restraining order.

    Her Honor Judge Wallace said she was concerned with some wording in the law, specifically with the fact that it does not define the term “illegal immigrant.”

    WHAAAAA?

    LET’S GIVE HER A HAND…………….

    Dictionary.com Unabridged (v 1.0.1) – Cite This Source
    ILLEGAL ALIEN…. 

    1. a foreigner who has entered or resides in a country unlawfully or without the country’s authorization.
    2. a foreigner who enters the U.S. without an entry or immigrant visa, esp. a person who crosses the border by avoiding inspection or who overstays the period of time allowed as a visitor, tourist, or businessperson. Compare resident alien.

    Also called illegal immigrant.

    MAYBE A PHO-TO-GRAPH……

    Maybe a LITTLE BIGGER

    SHEEEESH……………………
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    CRIME, CRIME, AND MORE ILLEGAL ALIEN CRIME!!!

    26 09 2006

    Cross posted from Take Back Georgia

    Personal Story: Well…I did an eviction with our local law enforcement yesterday. The parents were white-trash, their child needed to be taken away from them, and their landlord picked two illegal aliens up off the side of the road to help him clean up his property.

    All I could do was watch.

    It was maddening.

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    **CRIME**

    Deputy only slightly injured in car crash

    Police: Driver injured while fleeing accident

    Police: Driver left wreck, hit parked cars

    Duluth man arrested in double stabbing

    Westside incidents lead to 9 charges

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    **POLITICS**

    Ga. officials appeal photo ID ruling

    Georgia Supreme Court reviews ID theft case by illegal immigrant

    Georgia high court to decide if [ILLEGAL] immigrant violated fraud law

    Frist Wants Immigration Vote This Week

    Elections 2006: Council candidates say issues will affect Gainesville’s quality of life

    Illegal alien lobby resists enforcement of law

    Georgia elections Board to appeal ruling against voter ID law

    Norwood offers conditional apology to Latino group

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    **VICTORY**

    Gainesville steps up nuisance housing control

    **STATS**

    Over the 2000-2005 period, immigration levels remained very high and roughly half of new immigrant workers were illegal. (Thanks, PR!)

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    **COALITION AGAINST ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION**

    Common Sense America – Illegal Immigration: Enforcement equals attrition

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    **HOMEGROWN TERRORISTS**

    Judge refuses to grant bond for co-defendant of Dawsonville terror suspect

    Prosecutor: Terror suspect said he wanted to join Taliban

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    ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION ……….IS….. Mexico’s economic policy

    26 09 2006

    Cross posted from stikNstein

    ARRRRG!….We are the wind behind their Sails

    Great Movie……….Bad Economic Policy.
    On September 7th, Calderon told foreign correspondents that an immigration accord with the U.S. is one of his top priorities. Guess what such an accord does not include? YEP……any consideration of anything that might slow illegal immigration into our country from south of the border.

    Not only that…………Mexico’s president-elect Calderon wants a “migratory accord” that would give Mexico veto power over U.S. immigration policy.

    In the coming two decades, I envision the whole North American region … as a single region with a free market, not just in goods and services and investments, but also a free labor market. The region could be like the European Union.”

    He also proposed the U.S. and Canada spend more to improve Mexicos economy.

    Improve it!………America IS the Mexican Economy.

    “Mexican President Vicente Fox denounced the U.S. measures, passed by the House of Representatives on Friday, as ’shameful’

    Mexico’s Foreign Secretary Luis Ernesto Derbez said his country “does not believe physical barriers are the solution”. ‘Mexico is not going to bear, it is not going to permit, and it will not allow a stupid thing like this wall,’ Derbez said.”

    OH REALLY?

  • Since 1990 about 20 to 25 percent of U.S. immigrants have come from Mexico.
  • In 1970 average incomes in South Korea were about half those in Mexico. By 2004 Korean incomes were more than twice Mexico’s.
  • Economic growth?…Mexico 4%…China…10% India…7%
  • “Mexico’s business sector is risk-averse. It’s never had to operate in a true competitive environment,”It’s operated with monopolies and oligopolies encouraged by the government.”
  • Almost two-thirds of Mexico’s workers are employed in the “informal” sector. This means they don’t pay taxes, and can’t get bank loans……
  • As long as mass illegal emigration exists, do Mexico’s leaders have any real incentive to reform the economy? ….NOPE…. Illegal immigration has become, in effect, Mexico’s economic policy.We are their economic safety valve.

    AND WHEN WE FINALLY WISE UP AND SAY….
    “YOU’RE CHEATING”

    We all know what the answer is…..

    ….PIRATE !!….

    Take back Georgia keeps you updated on guestworkers Criminals
    The Uncooperative Blogger has the latest on senate and house action.

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    On the Border – Fence Not the Answer

    26 09 2006

    Cross posted from DeMediacratic Nation

    In Summary: Building a 700-mile fence along U.S.-Mexico border is not comprehensive immigration reform. – The Herald Editorial Staff

    Well, this is refreshing. Yet another opinion piece that says a “fence is not the answer” to our border problem. Am I mistaken? Is the fence the only thing that will be done for immigration reform; or is it just a piece of the larger puzzle? Will reform of the system include more than just a fence, but not just all at once in a “comprehensive” manner that is more likely more “incomprehensible” than “comprehensive?” When you get right down to it, isn’t the use of the term “comprehensive” just a political talking point that implies “we’re on it, so don’t worry.”

    According to the staff at Heraldonline (out of S.C) the fence:

    This might be good politics in an election year in which Republicans are struggling to maintain control of Congress, but it may not play into the GOP’s long-term plans of wooing Hispanic voters. Furthermore, any immigration policy that focuses solely on enforcement does not address the problem of illegal immigration in a meaningful way.

    “(f)ocuses solely on enforcement?” Is the media full of simpletons or do they just want to paint enforcement hungry Americans and/or Republicans as simpletons? At least the opinion piece refers to illegal immigrants as illegal immigrants, but beyond that it is just another dishonest representation of reality; something that we should be seeing less and less of these days but are not.

    From the staff:

    No fence is impregnable. Those determined to cross the border will climb the fence, burrow under it or go around it, often taking a more dangerous route to enter the country. Border agents also should expect a flurry of illegal immigrants before the fence is built.

    Oh, really, none of us commonfolk realized that, we thought everything would be hunkydory after a fence was installed.

    More from those on high:

    even if a fence were an effective way to hold back illegal immigrants, it would not represent a comprehensive solution to the issue of immigration, which is far more complicated than simply finding a way to seal our borders.


    Here we go with the “comprehensive” talk again. NEWSFLASH!!!! The “issue of immigration is far more complicated than simply finding a way to seal our borders.” Anything politicians do runs the risk of being done incorrectly, for the wrong reasons or for just political reasons. BUT, as I’ve said before – I’ll take piecemeal anyday since it keeps the issue alive and there is a better chance of the “people” finding out about it or at least putting in our two cents.

    Canned News from the paper:

    (the) bipartisan bill would have offered illegal immigrants who have been here for more than five years a path to citizenship if they paid fines, held jobs and learned English. And those here for two to five years would have had a chance to apply for guest-worker status.

    The picture of immigrants as criminals who don’t pay taxes, take advantage of public services and steal jobs from American citizens is a hypocritical one. In many cases, immigrants are doing jobs U.S. workers refuse to do, and are productive members of the communities in which they live. And deporting the estimated 12 million illegal immigrants now living in this country now is not a practical option

    The talking points come out now, which require no thought and obviously do not contain any. I really enjoy the “phased in” or “path to citizenship” one. I’m assuming it would work because it was part of a “comprehensive” reform of the system.

    Using the “picture of immigrants…” angle is old and tired and as usual misrepresents the stance of enforcement first supporters. It’s not an issue of having a problem with immigrants and never was, but what would be the fun of your job in the msm if you couldn’t paint one side of the argument as cretins (whether honest or not).

    Lastly, do you ever notice when they talk about the estimated illegal aliens in the country and the impossibility of deportation, that they never really discuss the impossibility of the “path to citizenship” portion of the “comprehensive” bill? Personally I would like to see this defended rather than being written about as though we’re just a bunch of idiots that don’t have a clue.

    Well enough from my big mouth, here’s what a couple of CAII’ers are posting about today.

    Christi at CommonSenseAmerica fills us in on local communities being sued by the ACLU and others for wanting to do something the Feds won’t with: “Illegal Immigration: Valley Park Put On Hold

    Brian over at The Uncooperative Blogger, is ever-so-slightly insensed about the senate vote and the fact that “amnesty” is not off the table – “Senate Votes to Extend Fence Along Border.”

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    Valley Park Update: Judge Seems Confused

    26 09 2006

    Cross posted from CommonSenseAmerica

    Ok folks, I just don’t know if I want to laugh or cry over this one:

    The St. Louis suburb of Valley Park will not be allowed to implement or enforce a new immigration law, for the time being. On Monday, a judge in St. Louis County imposed a temporary restraining order.

    The ordinance, among other things, makes it a crime for landlords to rent property to illegal immigrants. There will be a hearing on the matter on November 1, where Judge Barbara Wallace will decide whether to make the injunction permanent.

    Wallace said she was concerned with some wording in the law, specifically with the fact that it does not define the term “illegal immigrant.”

    “There are kind of some big holes in this ordinance,” Wallace said.

    The Valley Park, Missouri ordinance does not define the term “illegal immigrant”??? Are you kidding me? It seems pretty self-explanatory to me.

    Perhaps she’s heard the term “undocumented worker” so many times that the actual legal term of illegal alien or immigrant just doesn’t register anymore.

    Good grief…

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    Senate Votes to Extend Fence Along Border

    26 09 2006

    Cross posted from The Uncooperative Blogger
    From the NY Times:

    I know, the NY Times, but I can’t imagine them messing up reporting on this story.

    The Senate voted overwhelmingly today to add hundreds of miles of fencing along the border between the United States and Mexico and to bar illegal immigrants convicted of a felony or three misdemeanors from remaining in the United States and having a chance at eventual citizenship.

    The measure calling for an additional 370 miles of fencing and 500 miles of vehicle barriers carried by 83 to 16. Since the House of Representatives has already approved some 700 miles of additional fencing, it is likely that whatever immigration legislation emerges from the full Congress will provide for extra barriers.

    Let me see the House passes a 700 mile long fence and the Senate only 370 miles. It seems to me that we ALWAYS run into trouble getting anything really accomplished in the Senate. In my opinion, the Senate is not interested in really accomplishing anything.

    No Republican voted against the fence measure, which attracted wide support from Democrats. The 15 Democrats who voted against it (as did the independent James Jeffords of Vermont) were Daniel Akaka and Daniel K. Inouye, both of Hawaii; Jeff Bingaman of New Mexico; Maria Cantwell and Patty Murray, both of Washington; Christopher Dodd and Joseph I. Lieberman, both of Connecticut; Richard J. Durbin and Barack Obama, both of Illinois; Russell D. Feingold of Wisconsin; Edward M. Kennedy of Massachusetts; Frank R. Lautenberg and Robert Menendez, both of New Jersey; Jack Reed of Rhode Island, and Paul Sarbanes of Maryland.

    There are your traitors, but to only fence 370 miles is no heroic act by any in the Senate.

    Earlier, the Senate voted 99 to 0, on an amendment offered by Senators John Cornyn of Texas and Jon Kyl of Arizona, both Republicans, to deny citizenship chances to those illegals guilty of a felony or three misdemeanors. But this afternoon, the Senate rejected by 66 to 33 an amendment offered by Senator David Vitter, Republican of Louisiana, that would have denied citizenship chances to illegal immigrants who have been in the United States more than two years.

    They voted to deny citizenship to those illegals guilty of a felony or three misdemeanors. This is telling me that they are still wroking on Amnesty for those in this country illegally and that would be WRONG and will destroy this country. On top of that they voted against an amendment that would have denied citizenship chances to illegal immigrants who have been in the United States more than two years! Not that this would make me happy because you do not reward illegal aliens with citizenship. Becoming a U.S. Citizenship is valuable and must be earned, not stolen.

    The bottom line is the President, and Republicans in the Senate, want to give amnesty to illegal alien invaders. They obviously do not put the good of our country above their political goals.

    They want a ‘comprehensive’ immigration plan, let’s give them one!

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

    **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 Immigration: Valley Park Put On Hold

    26 09 2006

    Cross posted from CommonSenseAmerica

    Following the lead of other communities, Valley Park, Missouri decided to tackle the issue of illegal aliens in their community. And just like Hazleton, Pa, and Riverside, NJ, they have been taken to court by the ACLU and others.

    Yesterday, they went to court.

    A judge has temporarily prohibited Valley Park from enforcing its illegal-immigration ordinance, saying that the law appeared to have significant problems.

    “There are just some . . . big holes in this ordinance,” St. Louis County Circuit Judge Barbara Wallace said Monday in issuing a temporary restraining order.

    This is only a temporary order until the ordinance can be tweaked, but it won’t stop these groups from fighting a community that is trying to uphold the laws of our nation.

    Kathy Wisniewski of the Bryan Cave LLP law firm asked the judge for the temporary restraining order, arguing the ordinance could not pass legal muster. Its wording was too vague, and only Congress has the power to regulate immigration, she said.

    A legal team of 18 attorneys representing the landlords and the Metropolitan St. Louis Equal Housing Opportunity Council Inc. attended Monday’s hearing. The lawyers were from the American Civil Liberties Union, the Catholic Legal Assistance Ministry, the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund, and other organizations.

    And it appears that, like Hazleton, Pa and other communities, this is not the end of this issue.

    Valley Park City Attorney Eric Martin told the judge that employers and landlords in the city should not be allowed to flout immigration rules, even if they are federally regulated.

    Also, Martin said, he just received the lawsuit Friday afternoon and hadn’t had enough time to respond to the attorneys’ request for a temporary restraining order.

    He acknowledged the ordinance wasn’t flawless, but said the problems could be corrected.

    “I would contemplate some changes to this ordinance by the City Council,” he said.

    The next hearing is scheduled for November 1, 2006 and it will be interesting to see what happens. Will our courts actually stand up for the laws of our nation? Do these communities have the right to protect their citizens from an influx of illegal aliens? Will Valley Park find a way to make their ordinance ACLU-proof? And when will our elected officials in Washington finally begin to do their job? Before the elections? After the elections? Ever?

    Stayed tuned for more as this plays out across our nation.

    For more posts from CAII members:

    From DeMediacratic Nation, Immigration Reform for Dummies

    From Right Truth, CAIR, LaRaza, Immigration and You

    From StikNstein, Famous (immigration) Last Stands

    From Red Hot Cuppa Politics, Woman Slain By Dragging Also An Illegal Alien

    **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.**





    Predator, Prayer and Possible Nukes?

    25 09 2006

    Cross posted from Take Back Georgia

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    **CRIME**

    Lucky Shoals park mugger sketch is released

    Ever wonder how all the Mexican Meth makes it to our city? Well – here’s one way

    Al Queda says they have flown a nuke over the Mexican border. What do you think? (Thanks, PR!)

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    **VIDEO OF THE DAY**

    News report on our local predator

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    **SPEAK OUT**

    What is this? Seriously. How does this opinion piece get in our local paper? What exactly IS a ‘redneck looking’ couple, Mr. Poon?

    A brief moment of grace brings two cultures together
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    LETTER

    I had breakfast with a friend at a local restaurant Saturday morning. A very “redneck” looking couple was sitting next to us. We were crowded together, and when my friend bowed her head to say grace in Spanish, the man overheard her, whipped off his baseball cap and bowed his head. He and his wife became a part of our conversation for the rest of breakfast.

    That’s not exactly what we expected in a county where there is said to be so much prejudice against immigrants. It was indeed a moment of grace.

    William Poon

    Gainesville

    Good to know that us REDNECKS and IMMIGRANTS can get along. Is this guy missing the point, or what???

    Feel free to write the Gainesville times and share your thoughts on this article.

    Please visit Alipac for Illegal Immigration news! (Thanks, JT!)

    WOW – need contact information for various branches of Government? Go here for the mega list! (Thanks, MB!)

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    **POLITICS**

    Congressman Deal and Lt. Governor candidate, Casey Cagle met this week to talk about Georgia issues. Both of these guys are up for election and they are AWESOME!!! I don’t care how ticked you are at the Republicans right now – these guys are the real deal and deserve your vote. Deal is a fierce advocate for border control and citizenship reform for anchor babies.

    Congress moves to tighten border security

    Senate panel begins looking at illegal immigrant law change

    So I have to admit – I can’t get overly excited about a mere 700-miles of border fence, but it’s a start.

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    **ACTION ALERT**

    The AJC wants to know what you think about the Stillmore, Georgia illegal immigrant raids!! Leave your comments here!

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    **CAII NEWS**

    Right Truth: Why we won’t get immigration reform

    StiknStein: There’s no such thing as an illegal immigrant

    Common Sense America: House passes illegal immigration measures

    **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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