Gates: Military can help Mexico in drug war

15 03 2009

Susan here again. After you read this, ask yourself; Where’s The Fence???

From the Washington Times:

The U.S. military is in a better position to provide Mexico’s military with training, resources and intelligence as its southern neighbor battles deadly drug cartels, Defense Secretary Robert Gates said.

More than a thousand people have been killed in Mexico in drug-related violence this year. In 2008 the toll doubled from the previous year to 6,290. Both the United States and Canada have warned that murders related to drug activity in certain parts of Mexico, particularly along the border with the United States, raised the level of risk in visiting the country.

“I think we are beginning to be in a position to help the Mexicans more than we have in the past. Some of the old biases against cooperation with our — between our militaries and so on, I think, are being set aside,” Mr. Gates said in an interview aired Sunday on NBC’s “Meet the Press.”

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Rush cashes in on Democrat demonizing

14 03 2009

Cross posted from Virtuous Republic:

For some reason, Americans have this romantic vision of hard working Mexicans fleeing their native land to find a better life in the U.S.

The reality, is that all illegal immigrants have broken our laws by illegally entering this nation.  Additionally, by not entering this nation through the proper channels, we as a country have no way to filter out the criminals.  The criminals know that our borders are open and thus, the riches of a first world nation is there, for the plundering.

A case in point, ICE rounded up 100 illegal alien gang members in Southern California recently.

Guarded borders, and limited, legal immigration for only the best and the brightest is the only solution to our illegal alien problem.

FRESNO, Calif. – U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has arrested 100 gang members and gang associates in the Central Valley over the last year as part of the agency’s ongoing national anti-gang effort known as Operation Community Shield.

Since Operation Community Shield was launched in 2005, ICE has arrested more than 12,000 gang members and associates nationwide and seized more than 470 firearms. Of those arrested, 154 were gang leaders.

The 100 individuals taken into custody here by ICE as part of Operation Community Shield since February 2008 are foreign nationals with ties to violent street gangs. The statistics include ICE gang arrests in four Central Valley counties – Fresno, Madera, Merced and Tulare. The vast majority of those targeted were arrested on administrative immigration violations. They include foreign nationals who are deportable based upon prior felony convictions and aliens who entered the country without inspection. Virtually all of those arrested have criminal records, including prior convictions on charges ranging from kidnapping and assault to firearms violations and robbery.

At least one of the suspected gang members is being prosecuted on felony criminal charges. Moises Gonzalez-Cruz, a purported “shot caller” in a local clique of the Sureno street gang, was arrested in Madera, Calif., on June 5, 2008, following his indictment for re-entering the United States after deportation. The 36-year-old pleaded guilty to the charges in September and is currently serving 30 months in federal prison.

Other gang members arrested recently by ICE include a Mexican national with ties to the Pocos Pero Locos clique of the Sureno street gang who has prior felony criminal convictions for carrying a concealed firearm and participating in a street gang. The 21-year-old was taken into custody in Madera, Calif., yesterday by ICE agents. The gang member, who goes by the moniker “Lil’ Crazy,” has been placed in deportation proceedings.

The criminal and administrative arrests are part of Operation Community Shield, an ongoing nationwide initiative in which ICE is partnering with other federal, state and local law enforcement agencies to address the public safety threat posed by transnational gangs. Over the course of the last year, the ICE Office of Investigations in Fresno has worked closely with several area law enforcement agencies to target street gang members.

“These arrest statistics are further proof of ICE’s major role in combating the spread of gangs and gang-related crime here in the Central Valley,” said Brian Poulsen, resident agent in charge of the ICE Office of Investigations in Fresno. “Our immigration and customs authorities are proving to be powerful weapons in this effort and we’ll continue working closely with local law enforcement to attack and dismantle the gangs that have terrorized our communities. In cases where gang members are in the United States illegally, we not only remove them from the community, we seek to remove them from the country.”

As part of Operation Community Shield, ICE works with federal, state and local law enforcement agencies to target transnational street gangs. Transnational street gangs have a significant number of foreign-born members and are frequently involved in human and contraband smuggling, immigration violations and other crimes with a connection to 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 brianbonner90-at-gmail-dot-com and let us know at what level you would like to participate.

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E-Verify Barely Survies But Needs Help

7 03 2009

We Can Still Save E-Verify and Need Your Help!  Can You Make One Phone Call??  More if you have time would be great!  Go to: www.numbersusa.com.  Countless Americans are out of work and hurting; your phone call could make a big difference!  

 

The E-Verify Program Won A Big Victory!  But, We Are Not Finished.  Your Calls and Faxes And E-Petitions Made This Happen, But Please Don’t Stop Before We Reach The Finish Line!  We Are So Close!

 

After Massive Public Outcry, Senate will get a Vote on Sessions’ 5-year E-Verify Amendment.

 

We Need EVERYONE To Call Their Senators over the weekend, March 6 and 7, leave a voicemail and call on Monday and URGE your Senators to support Sessions Amendment 604.  You can easily get all of your representative information at www.numbersusa.com.

 

What is E-Verify?  E-Verify is a free, simple web-based system that verifies employment eligibility of new employees. It is the primary means by which American businesses can easily ascertain the work status of new hires online – and is long considered a “Smart Business Practice.”

 

According to recent analysis, as many as 300,000 illegal aliens could receive jobs funded by the stimulus bill!  According to estimates from the Pew Hispanic Center, roughly 7.7 million illegal immigrants are employed in the U.S. in 2008. These are all jobs that currently unemployed U.S. workers–both citizens and legal immigrants–could and should have a chance to fill. 

 

Employers who break the law by hiring illegal immigrants create unfair competition in the labor market and depress wages for all workers. Legal Immigration Rocks!  Illegal immigration is, well ILLEGAL!! 

I am only one, but I am one.  I cannot do everything, but I can do something.  And I will not let what I cannot do interfere with what I can do.  ~Edward Everett Hale

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Free Health Care for Illegal Aliens Needs Improvement, Some in Congress Say

4 03 2009

From CNSNews:

Free health care provided to illegal aliens detained by Immigration and Customs Enforcement needs to be investigated and improved, some members of a congressional Homeland Security panel said on Tuesday, despite testimony that the number of detainee deaths is way down and that health screenings have saved lives.

Now your all saying it is our responsibility to take care of these people because we detained them, I can hear ya’all saying that.

Capt. Jose Rodriguez, director of the U.S. Public Health Service’s Division of Immigration Health Services, testified that each individual taken into ICE custody is given a verbal health screening and is tested for tuberculosis within 12 hours. Dental exams also are provided, and women ages 10 to 55 are given pregnancy tests at the initial health screening.

The dental screening is a bit over the top since most health care plans for working citizens of this great United States do not include dental plans. The rest I agree with, especially testing for TB. A disease that all these Illegal Aliens are bringing back into the U.S. And get a load of these numbers.

Witness Jim Hayes, director of ICE’s Office of Detention and Removal Operations, told the subcommittee that of the more than 1.7 million people who have been in ICE custody since its inception in 2003, 90 individuals have died.

1.7 million illegals, and that’s only the ones we know about and caught! I wonder what they do with the babies of the illegals that these women have while in detention? Do they ship them back to their country of origin with their mothers. I doubt it.
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