Killing of Proposition
Will Kill Californians
Flood of Poor Mexicans Overwhelming Emergency Rooms
"Calif. Connection" Chart
|"Currently, two thirds
of California hospitals are operating in the red."
Connection - Unhealthy Cuts" - KCET TV -July 25, 2002
of Davis' killing of Prop. 187 - but Simon is silent)
"The emergency room will be the new access
point for medical care and that is a disaster waiting to happen."
"It is a disaster for every Californian, not just for the
indigent and Medical patients because everyone needs emergency
care sometime in their life and if the emergency rooms are not
there, everyone is going to suffer.... There can be potential
death." - Medical Director, Arrowhead
WE TOLD YOU SO
predicted the fiscal meltdown of California and we predicted
the destruction of our health care system.
Bill Simon has the ammunition to bury Gray
Davis, but he hasn't used it. Why?
(I recently had a medical emergency. I checked
into the emergency room at my private hospital but could not
be given a bed. The nurse told me they were filled by the indigent
(read Mexicans). -- Glenn Spencer
Los Angeles Daily News - July 26
See: Trauma-care tax vote backed
..."If the system is allowed to
collapse, it will affect every man, woman and child in the county
adversely. If the county lets this system collapse, it will have
a ripple effect on every hospital in the county, and they will
all be faced with being shut down."
report criticized agency Border Patrol
Allegations of questionable hiring practices
and wrongdoing by United States Border Patrol agents were showcased
by CBS on Sunday. -- CBS's program, "60 Minutes," aired
a repeat of a November 2001 story concerning Border Patrol agents
out of control in the Tucson sector. -- "The Border Patrol
has the worst track record of all federal law enforcement agencies,"
Ron Sanders, retired Tucson Sector Chief, said in a television
en route to Arizona to bird-dog illegal crossers
A leading anti-immigration activist will
move from his established California base and set up shop next
month in southern Arizona to lead a new high-tech, citizen watchdog
group created to keep tabs on illegal border crossers and on
U.S. immigration agents. -- The ultimate objective will be to
thrust the illegal immigration issue onto a public stage, said
Glenn Spencer, founder of Voice of Citizens Together and the
new group, American Border
Schenectady, a Guyanese Strategy
This small city in the Mohawk River valley,
where industries built in the early 20th century on the hard
labor of immigrants from Italy and Poland crumbled long ago,
is in the market for a new ethnic group. -- The mayor has found
one, and he is doing everything short of packing up their homes
in New York City and driving the moving van to get them here.
-- They are Guyanese immigrants living in Queens, Brooklyn and
the Bronx, and since May, Mayor Albert P. Jurczynski has gone
to rather unusual lengths to persuade them to move to his struggling
city of 62,000 people.
Vegas Review-Journal Editorial
Cubans sneaking into USVI
Court records in this U.S. territory
show that at least 60 Cuban migrants have arrived here since
April as smugglers apparently try to open a new route to get
to the United States. -- At more than 1,200 miles from Havana,
the U.S. Virgin Islands would seem an unlikely destination for
immigrants determined to reach America. However, investigators
suspect some smugglers prefer the longer route rather than risk
interception on the heavily patrolled and more commonly used
Cuba-to-Florida Keys run.
Soldiers shot at truck
An official with the Mexican attorney
general's office has confirmed for the first time that Mexican
soldiers shot at a truck full of immigrants last month near the
Imperial County border. -- "Apparently the driver of the
Suburban didn't follow the military's instructions," said
Jorge Garcia Villalobos, the Los Angeles-based legal attache
for the Mexican Federal Attorney's Office. "They were ordered
to stop and they didn't stop, so there was a pursuit. Because
they didn't obey the orders..."
sells out to reconquistas at La Raza soiree
..."President Bush talks about immigration
reform but there's not been enough action to match the rhetoric,
in my view. The administration's discussions with Mexico in particular
on migration reform have stalled. And we know that we need to
make progress if the government in Mexico is to be able to achieve
some of its goals. Well, let me describe to you today what we've
been doing in the Democratic Caucus...."
of Play -- Visa battles in the House
...A perfect example: In Mexico right
now, consular officers have been told by their superiors to ignore
FBI requirements to fingerprint and record all applicants on
particular watch lists. Consular officers, in an e-mail dated
June 3, 2002, were directed to disregard a previous instruction
to run all names through the FBI lists and run only those names
of people they might issue a visa because "if [consular
officers] had to consider each hit [on the FBI's watch lists]
for someone they intended to refuse, this would severely lengthen
the time taken for many interviews."
||KHBS - Fort
suspects may be heading to Mexico
Police have identified two suspects in
the weekend rape of a woman in Siloam Springs. -- The 20-year-old
woman told police that she was walking along Holly Street when
two men kidnapped her drove her to Siloam Springs City Lake,
where one of the men allegedly raped her. -- Police said they
believe Luis Sorto Orellana, 20, raped the woman and Carlos Florez,
22, aided in the alleged abduction. -- Benton County Sheriff
Tom Brewster said the men should be considered extremely dangerous.
Stein - Atlanta Journal-Constitution
a matter of common sense
September 11 was a consequence of the
cumulative failures of our immigration policies. -- We failed
to adequately screen the perpetrators before issuing them visas.
We failed to monitor what they did after they arrived in the
United States and whether they departed when they were supposed
to. -- Various states issued the terrorists driver's licenses.
The terrorists were able to use phony Social Security numbers
to open bank accounts and launder hundreds of thousands of dollars
of al-Qaida money that financed the murders of nearly 3,000 people
on Sept. 11.
tour bus attacked in Mexico
A rock-throwing incident in Tijuana early
yesterday morning left the driver of a San Diego charter bus
injured, the bus damaged and the bus company's president suspending
tours into Mexico. -- "We've suspended operations into Mexico
until we get confirmation that it's safe to go back," said
Rich Illes, with Sun Diego Charter Co. "We want somebody
in Mexico to tell us that they're going to take some measures
to prevent a similar incident." -- About two years ago,
Mexican taxi drivers began blocking shuttle buses coming from
the U.S., contending that they were stealing their customers.
Calif. Assemblymembers Refuse to Pass AJR-51
We must all remember the murder of L.A.
County Sheriff Deputy David March on April 29, 2002. It is
believed that his murderer fled to Mexico to avoid prosecution.
Mexico refuses to extradite murderers and other violent felons.
-- California Assemblymember Richman introduced AJR51 to urge
the U.S. Congress and the President to seek Mexico's cooperation.
The text of the resolution is below. Unbelievably, five members
of the Public Safety Committee refused to pass it! [Related
Vegas Review-Journal Editorial
Justice Department officials announced Monday
they will allow a 60-day period for comment before they launch
a new plan to enforce criminal penalties against immigrants and
foreign visitors who fail to report a change of address within
10 days. -- The 10-day notice requirement has been on the books
for years, but is widely ignored and rarely enforced, officials
concede. The rationale for rediscovering this duty is that such
up-to-date information would presumably make it easier to track
resident aliens who might become engaged...
admits guilt in bombing plots
An amateur terrorist who dreamed of destroying
power stations, a national guard armory, Jewish businesses and
even Mount Rushmore, pleaded guilty Thursday to a federal indictment
that could put him in prison for up to 20 years. -- In the first
major terrorism prosecution in South Florida since Sept. 11,
Shueyb Mossa Jokhan said, "Yes, your honor," when asked
by U.S. District Judge William Dimitrouleas if he and a Pakistani
immigrant scouted out targets in Broward and Miami-Dade counties
in pursuit of their jihad, or holy war.
News (Free Reg.)
group seeks answers for families of missing Mexicans
...Each year hundreds of Mexicans who
set out for the United States are reported missing. -- Their
cases are among the tens of thousands of "protection"
actions handled by Mexican consuls worldwide for migrants or
their families. Consulate officials handle everything from workplace
complaints to funeral arrangements. -- So far this year, Mexican
Foreign Ministry officials have found 905 people in jails,
hospitals and dead in morgues and the Southwest desert.
for Jihad in Alabama
A training camp linked to Islamic militants
has been operating in Alabama, and European law enforcement officials
believe Muslim extremists were using it to prepare for a holy
war. -- British authorities also thought that militants from
overseas were training in the United States to take advantage
of America's gun laws, sources told ABCNEWS. The looming question
for law enforcement is whether there is a connection between
the camp and the al Qaeda terror network.
docs, drugs seized
As part of an increased effort to crack
down on fraudulent documents in North Jersey, police have busted
a print shop they say dealt in drugs and fake license plates.
-- Officers arrested three people following raids of APG Printing
and three other properties in Hudson County on Wednesday. --
They seized 25 New Jersey temporary license plates, one Maryland
temporary tag, a pile of blank insurance cards...
Barbadians want an illegal alien amnesty
"I am hoping it would become reality."
-- The Bajan woman who has been living and working in New York
City for the past five years without being legally authorised
to do so was simply expressing the desire of thousands of Barbadians.
-- Indeed, her words summarised the reaction of millions of undocumented
immigrants from almost every member-state of the United Nations.
Dycus -- L.A Times (Free Registration)
Comitatus proposal questioned
Last week, President Bush called for
reexamination of the 1878 law that limits the role of the military
in law enforcement activities. This call was echoed over the
weekend by Homeland Security Director Tom Ridge and Gen. Ralph
E. Eberhart, head of a new military command that would direct
the Pentagon's response to another terrorist attack at home.
-- Congressional authority for such a response is already extremely
broad, and expansion of that authority...
Times (Free Registration)
defend illegal workers
Roman Vargas' hands were cracked and
peeling from working as a dishwasher in a Koreatown restaurant.
His bosses were often physically and emotionally abusive, he
says, and he was paid $250 a week with no overtime or breaks.
-- Vargas, who emigrated from Vera Cruz, Mexico, in 1999, knew
nothing about labor law, and like many other undocumented immigrants
working in Koreatown, was afraid of speaking up for his rights....
(Free Registration) Editorial
Good Job for a New INS
Somewhere, the fuse on the next terrorist
strike against the United States quietly sizzles. Agencies scramble
to cut it before the all-but-inevitable bang. And so the Justice
Department this week announced a plan to enforce a law requiring
all noncitizens to promptly report any change of residence to
the Immigration and Naturalization Service. And so, predictably,
some immigrant advocates cried foul.
Proposals to legalize some of America's
9 million illegal immigrants
are making a political comeback after being sidelined for nearly
a year by the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. -- House Minority Leader
Gephardt announced this week that fellow Democrats soon will
unveil sweeping legislation to allow millions of foreigners who
have been in the United States at least five years to ''earn''
legal permanent residence.
alien indicted over IDs
An illegal alien gained access to security
installations in Colorado and elsewhere using bogus identification
cards, federal authorities said. -- A federal grand jury in Denver
returned an 11-count indictment earlier this week against Juan
Sebastian Stamatio Martinez, who used the aliases of Jeremy J.W.
Holman and Anselmo Tolero Cruz to help him land jobs at Rocky
Mountain Arsenal and with a hazardous materials firm.
-- L.A Times (Free Registration)
Immigration Bomb: Bill Simon, Are You Listening?
I can't bear to watch this any longer.
Simon is running against a Democratic governor nobody likes,
and the poor soul can't get out of his own way. -- He's tried
passing himself off as an environmentalist while blasting California's
tailpipe emissions legislation, and he's mugged as a can-do businessman
while the IRS investigates a possible tax shelter in his family's
company. -- Toss in the fact that Simon's thimble-full of fresh
ideas is running low, and former Republican gubernatorial candidate
Dan Lungren is beginning to look like Abe Lincoln....
of INS in doubt
President Bush promised during his 2000
campaign that he had big plans for the Immigration and Naturalization
Service, starting with a push to make the troubled agency friendlier
to immigrants. -- "People ought to be asking the question,
'How can I help you, what can I do to help you fill out paperwork?'
We ought to be saying loud and clear to people that the INS is
to help families and to help people understand the maze of rules
and regulations," he said in June 2000....
IDs catch on in Virginia
So far this year, the Mexican government
has distributed about a half-million of the cards, known as matriculas
consulares. In recent months, the cards have been recognized
as official identification by nearly 200 U.S. police departments
in such cities as Los Angeles, Chicago and Houston, according
to the Mexican Embassy. Dozens of banks and city governments
accept them. Now the cards are starting to appear in the Washington
cards are not verifiable and are essentially worthless as reliable
safety in doubt
Mexico has been sending more soldiers
to the U.S. border to combat drug smuggling, and some are raising
alarms on the other side by carrying their operations into U.S.
territory. -- Even more worrisome, critics say, are recent shootings
involving an American tourist, a U.S. Border Patrol vehicle and
migrants. -- Now U.S.
Rep. Tom Tancredo, who has complained to President Vicente
Fox about the border incursions, suggests U.S. troops are also
needed to protect Americans from Mexican forces. (Older article)
officials investigate military shootings on border
Erasing all doubts about whether the
Mexican military was involved in a border shootout that left
six migrants hospitalized last month, officials said Thursday
they may bring charges against the soldiers who opened fire.
-- "The military shot, but it appears they were defending
themselves," said Jorge Garcia Villalobos, an attache of
the Attorney General's Office (PGR) in Los Angeles.