letter to Gray Davis
Dear Governor Davis; I understand you are
still planning to sign AB60 into law. I oppose AB60, and
ask you to veto that bill. My question to you: Are you the governor
for California citizens and lawfully present aliens, or are you
the governor for the Hispanic Caucus, illegal alien advocacy
groups in our state and nation, and illegal aliens themselves?
of U.S. Supreme Court's decision regarding illegals
The National Labor Relations Act ("NLRA")
grants rights and protections to American employees who seek
to form and join unions. Employers who discharge, lay off or
otherwise discriminate against such employees in violation of
the Act can be ordered to reinstate those employees to their
former jobs and provide them backpay with interest. Are undocumented
aliens, who are not lawfully working in this country, afforded
the same rights, protections, and remedies under the Act?
Chronicle (Not Published)
Chicano group says it is misunderstood
Robert Hegstrom's so-called report is
better at telling lies than shedding light. Two quick points.
AmericanPatrol.com, whose motto posted for all to see is "Citizenship,
Sovereignty, Law," is dismissed by Hegstrom as "controversial."
But MEChA is not controversial at all.
Times (Not Published)
Flow of illegals 'inevitable'
Article 1, Section 8, of the U.S. Constitution
states that Congress shall: "provide for calling forth the
militia, (ARMED FORCES), to execute the LAWS of the Union, suppress
insurrections, and REPEL INVASIONS." Today, 16 years after
the last "one and only" amnesty of 3.2 million illegal
aliens, in which Congress also promised to secure our nation's
borders; we now have upwards of 7 to 9 million, (some say 11
to 13 million), illegal aliens in our country...
for illegal alien 'rights'
Bearing their own cross, local religious
leaders gathered in front of Houston City Hall on Good Friday
to call for increasing protection of undocumented immigrant workers
-- including the possibility of opening a new labor center. --
The Catholic and Protestant representatives said guaranteeing
the rights of illegal immigrant workers locally has become particularly
important in the wake of a Supreme
Court ruling that may limit such protections on the federal
level. [Also see: Aiding,
Mesa job center to close? -- Not likely.
After many citizen complaints about the
city funded--to the tune of $ 130,000 per year -- Job Center,
the City Council of Costa Mesa will decide on Monday, April 1,
what to do with the center. --- The likely action by the City
Council will be to keep it open and throw some crumbs to the
angry citizens of Costa Mesa in the form of a new rule that will
require that only Costa Mesa "residents" (wink, wink)
use the abomination.
treating illegals need help
A $25 million program to help hospitals
saddled with the cost of caring for illegal immigrants would
be abolished under President Bush's proposed budget, and lawmakers
from border states are trying to restore it. -- "It's a
very widespread problem and it is in every community from Yuma
to Phoenix to Tucson," said Republican Sen. Jon Kyl...
City Globe (Kansas)
indicted for importing illegals
Abilene, KS - A management company employee
has been indicted on charges of bringing illegal aliens to work
at the Duckwall/ALCO Stores Inc. warehouse. -- Martin Hejny,
25, of Abilene, faces one count of conspiracy to conceal, harbor
and shield illegal aliens from detection in the indictment that
a federal grand jury in Topeka handed down Wednesday.
miffed, ads pulled
City officials pulled advertisements
for a clean air event after deciding a cartoon image of a sleeping
car wearing a sombrero was offensive. -- "It is a stereotypical
depiction, a negative one," said Sylvia Campoy, Tucson's
equal opportunity employment office director. "There have
been pictures of Mexicans asleep under a cactus, wearing a sombrero,
and it is a negative stereotype."
charged with smuggling illegals
Three Rio Grande Valley residents were
Wednesday night near the Border Patrol Saritas Checkpoint
for allegedly trying to smuggle 92 [illegals] to Houston, INS
officials said Thursday. -- Manuel Martinez, of La Feria, Eloy
Vela Montayo, of McAllen and San Juan resident Martin Alaniz,
were arraigned on the charge of transporting illegal aliens,
a federal offense.
to the Washington Times (Published)
of illegal immigrants not 'inevitable'
The steady, massive flow of legal and illegal
immigrants from Mexico and elsewhere is not inevitable ("Flow
of illegals 'inevitable'," March 27). Congress and the
president are directly responsible for the unsustainable population
growth that is resulting from an irresponsible immigration policy.
This can be changed through legislation at any time. -- (More
rounds up 859 fugitives
Law enforcement agencies have pooled
criminal information that has helped in the arrests of 859 fugitive
aliens over the past seven months at U.S. ports and borders,
federal officials said Friday. -- Starting shortly before the
terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, the Immigration and Naturalization
Service, FBI and U.S. Marshals Service have been patching together
data from their separate computer lists...
Mexican invaders called "Pioneers"
by what Hernandez calls Mexico's new-found 'moral authority,'
he plans to make life easier for legal and illegal immigrants
to the US, 'the new American pioneers.'" Boston Globe, June
to assist illegals vandalized
An organization that maintains water
stations to save the lives of border crossers says tanks at one
station were vandalized. -- The Rev. Robin Hoover, president
of Humane Borders and a Tucson pastor, said Friday he discovered
the vandalism Thursday with another volunteer and 12 students
from Stanford University.
gets sentence of 10 years
Following a plea agreement set out by
the Justice Department, a federal judge sentenced a former U.S.
Customs agent supervisor to the maximum allowable time in prison
for helping smuggle marijuana over the border. -- Former U.S.
Customs Service supervisor Ramon F. Torrez was sentenced Friday
to 10 years in prison for one count of obstruction conspiracy
and one count of bribery conspiracy.
...The [illegals] are Mexican citizens,
including a group from the Mexican state of Zacatecas. -- The
INS is investigating to find out who the smugglers are and how
they transported the [illegals] across the border. -- No arrests
had been made as of Friday in connection with the smuggling operation.
U.S. immigration officials returned the 27 [illegals] to Mexico.
Chronicle / Arizona Republic
says MEChA aims to liberate Aztlan
The Republican Party of Texas denounces them
as a Chicano separatist group trying to return the southwestern
United States to Mexico. -- Pat Buchanan, in his latest book,
calls them "unabashedly racist and anti-American."
-- To the conservatives who dread the consequences of the Hispanic
population boom now sweeping America, no group has become more
fearsome than MEChA... "There is plenty of evidence that
they really believe in the liberation of Aztlan,"
said Glenn Spencer... [See: The
Scourge of MEChA] [Discuss]
News - Mexico City
remains under fire
A lawmaker on Friday criticized Foreign
Relations Secretary Jorge
Castañeda's diplomacy as being "pro-yankee"
while ignoring the interests of other nations, local media reported
Friday. -- "For Castañeda, the only relationship
that matters is the one with the United States, all the rest
have to take a backseat with him," Sen. Demetrio Sodi told
reporters in Veracruz.
Four El Salvadorans who had sought asylum
in the United States were charged with drug trafficking after
agents seized 10 pounds of methamphetamine and $1.3 million from
a Des Moines rental home. -- Bundles of cash wrapped in yellow
cellophane were found stashed in a heating duct, a tool chest,
a laundry bag and tucked in a hole in the basement floor.
Roeser - Chicago Sun-Times
bows to corporate greed
Many, many times, as you know, have I
supported President Bush. I think he has become a very effective
president. I think his steel tariff was good in the long run,
justifying an eventual free market trade vote vis-a-vis Latin
America. I think he made the right call in signing the misnamed
campaign ''reform'' bill, since portions will likely be overturned
by the Supreme Court. But now he has made a wrong choice on amnesty.
Of all people, I am cheering Sen. Robert Byrd...
News - Mexico City
Give illegals licenses
In an unexpected change of attitude,
California governor Gray Davis on Friday came out in favor of
granting driver's licenses to more than 2 million undocumented
Mexican immigrants, but
only for working purposes. -- "I think we can form an
initiative which will permit, in the best way possible, people
who live here and contribute to our economy to drive to their
work, without this compromising public security," Davis
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