|Payson [Arizona] Roundup --- Amanda Lee Myers
opinion piece about 'Arizona's Prop. 187'
...In a word, this initiative is ludicrous,
yet it could be on the state ballot in November of 2004. -- Rep.
Steve Gallardo, D-Phoenix, is among the most vocal opponents
of the initiative. -- "This isn't about immigration,"
Gallardo said in a recent press conference. "It is about
a group attacking he basics of democracy and freedom." --
Rep. Randy Graf, R-Green Valley, is one of the committee's advisers
blazing the trail for the initiative.
wants immigration policies enforced
The arrest of Bonoe Valasquez, 23, on
three charges of unlawful sexual contact and one other charge
has raised enough concern with a local woman that she sent a
letter to law enforcement officials, which among other things,
demands the enforcement of immigration laws already on the books.
-- ...Terry Graham, a Boulder woman, has been active for years
in attempting to get legal and elected officials to take a closer
look at the level of undocumented immigration to the United States
and the crime...
desert heat, furor over invasion simmers on
...The militia organizations in question
include the American
Border Patrol, a civilian group that uses high-tech equipment
to monitor the Arizona border. Director Glenn Spencer says he's
"never heard of any of our members hitting" Humane
Border sites. But he calls it "outrageous that the federal
government allows these stations to be put up."
|Editorial -- The News -- Stuart, Florida
Hospital did right by booting out Guatemalan
The hand-wringing over the discharge
from Martin Memorial Medical Center of an undocumented indigent
immigrant is unwarranted and an unfair reflection on the hospital,
its physicians and staff. -- During two years at Martin Memorial,
Luis Alberto Jiminez, 31, received $2 million worth of medical
care for massive brain injuries he suffered in a car crash.
criticizes Bush record at La Raza (The Race) soiree
On President Bush's home turf, Democratic
hopeful John Kerry on Sunday lambasted the president's record
on the issues of health care, education and immigration, while
making a powerful pitch for the sought-after Hispanic vote. ---
Yzaguirre, president of NCLR,
also criticized Bush's record as president, calling his administration
"two and a half years of neglect, disinterest and disrespect."
defends scheme to legalize invaders
Sen. John Cornyn may not know how all
the details of his proposed guest worker program would play out
in the real world, but he deflected criticism by saying he at
least has created substantial debate over the issue. -- Discussion
about the creation of a guest worker program to give millions
of undocumented immigrants
[criminals] legal work...
GOP Hope to Put California in Play
Santa Ana, Calif. -- ...One purpose of
the Lincoln-Juarez center is to help the GOP overcome the legacy
of Proposition 187 by providing area residents with a range of
services, such as bilingual reading and writing classes, financial
literacy courses, assistance with filing out immigration forms
and referrals to other nonprofits. --- "It's an unfortunate
state of affairs that the Republican Party has been tarred and
feathered, in some cases unfairly, in some cases justifiably,
with being anti-immigrant, racist, intolerant..."
|Public Opinion [Scroll
Down] -- Herald-Sun -- Durham, North Carolina
Laws apply to aliens
...If the illegal workers that have taken
our jobs and closed our factories have to pay taxes, instead
of being paid by welfare to create more children, they'll think
before [having] more kids. -- Our forefathers learned the English
language without special tax allotments, and these illegals don't
deserve being supported and taught by the hard-working taxpayers.
says 'guest worker' bill balances security, lawbreaker needs
U.S. Sen. John Cornyn of Texas pitched
his "guest worker" proposal Saturday as a balanced
solution to a stalemate over illegal
immigration. -- "This I believe is a middle ground,"
Cornyn said at a Houston news conference. -- The Republican senator
said his bill would satisfy neither those who call for amnesty
for illegal immigrants in the United States nor those who call
for mass deportations...
Register -- Santa Ana, California (Free Registration)
County jobs picture darkens
If an economic turnaround is in the works,
it hasn't hit Orange County or the state job markets yet. --
Orange County's unemployment rate rose to 3.9 percent in June,
up from a revised 3.7 percent in May, a state Employment Development
Department report said Friday.
|Imperial Valley (California) Press
agent rescues 3 suspected illegals in desert, body of fourth
Ogilby, Calif. - Three men were rescued
and the body of a 35-year-old man was recovered after a man waved
down a U.S. Border Patrol agent near here Friday. --- Border
Patrol Agent William Robbins said the men are suspected undocumented
Mexican immigrants and apparently were waiting by the Southern
Pacific Railroad tracks to jump a train.
|Bradenton (Florida) Herald
nets illegal aliens
A team of federal agents spent the week
ridding Tampa Bay streets of illegal immigrants convicted of
crimes including cocaine smuggling, assault, prostitution and
cruelty to children, officials announced Friday. -- About half
of the 30 people arrested were living in Manatee County when
authorities caught up with them, officials from the Bureau of
Immigration and Customs Enforcement said during a press conference
in downtown Bradenton.
Insecurity: Mayor seeks OK for absurd ID
Fairmont City -- Mayor Alex Bregen
said he plans to ask the village board of trustees when it meets
Wednesday to vote on a resolution declaring as valid the "matricula
consular" ID cards the Mexican government is handing
out in rapidly growing numbers to its citizens in the United
States. --- Meanwhile, the FBI and the U.S. Department of Homeland
Security both have opposed the cards...