Jet Age Invasion
Breakfast in Brazil - Supper in Sierra Vista
ABP Hawkeye finds Brazilian International Driver's License
One Day After Issuance
|Sierra Vista, Arizona
(ABP) July 11
-- An American Border Patrol "Hawkeye" found the Brazilian
International Drivers License (at left) in a backpack near Moson
Rd. and Highway 90 east of Sierra Vista, Arizona. It had been
issued the previous day.
president announces massive TPS campaign
Salvadoran President Francisco Flores
announced the start of a "massive campaign" in the
United States to inform the Salvadoran community in that country
about the procedures they must follow to extend their TPS privileges.
-- In a message to the nation, Flores thanked the administration
of U.S. President George W. Bush for extending Temporary Protection
America, Not Continued; Official English Will Send A Message
It probably occurs to very few Americans
that when they visit an ATM machine or put together some gadget
bought at K-Mart or Wal-Mart, they are witnessing the cultural
disintegration of their own country. The reason is that ATM machines
and the assembly instructions for most mass-marketed products
now come in at least two, maybe more, languages....
vote in '04 is a big enchilada
Among all the what-ifs of the contested
2000 presidential election, here's one: In Miami, the Bush campaign
spent more than $800,000 on Spanish-language television ads and
Al Gore spent nothing. -- If Vice President Gore had fought as
hard as George W. Bush did for the Latino vote in Florida, could
he have won that critical state?
Out of curiosity, I run my old 2002 TurboTax
(the results attached below) for a fictitious 2 + 2 (a married
couple with two kids) family with a total annual income of $21,100.
To my great surprise, although I made them free of any tax withholdings,
it turned out that they qualified for a federal tax refund of
Thugs Re-Entering Southwest
It happened again last week. An illegal alien
with a criminal record that included four previous felony convictions
who had been deported from the United States sneaked back into
California and committed a cold-blooded crime. -- Police reports
say that when Oceanside (Calif.) Police Officer Tony Zeppetella,
27, stopped Adrian George Camacho for a traffic violation, Camacho
pulled out a gun and shot Zeppetella.
|Sierra Vista (Arizona) Herald Review [Short-lived link]
more deaths in the desert
Bisbee -- The bodies of four illegal
immigrants were found this past weekend, according to Cochise
County Sheriff's spokeswoman Carol Capas. -- Two were discovered
Saturday and two on Sunday, she said this morning. -- This brings
the number of dead illegal immigrants found in the county to
27 since Jan. 1... [Also see this
related Associated Press item]
ID Initiative Fans Emotions, Triggers Name Calling
Arizonans would have to prove their citizenship
in order to vote and receive certain state and local government
services under an initiative proposed for the 2004 general election
ballot. -- Protect Arizona
Now received its initiative serial number (I-03-2004) on
July 7 on its application filed with the Secretary of State's
dilemma with illegal immigration
Today's massive state deficit of $38
billion is largely driven by the huge number of immigrants coming
to California. While this is a federal issue, the state can set
some limits in financial costs by limiting the programs
to those illegally in the country. This is what Prop. 187 was
|San Antonio Express-News
Raza president calls Bush a 'major disappointment'
The nation's 38 million Hispanics must
control their destiny and not be fooled by broken promises and
"piñata politics," the president of the National
Council of La Raza said Sunday in a blistering attack on the
Bush administration's record and on politicians of all stripes
"who take our votes for granted." -- "Fight when
our community is threatened," Raul Yzaguirre said.
|New York Times (Free Registration)
up despite U.S. recession
...Inter-American Development Bank, the
amount of money sent last year to Latin America from the United
States increased about 18 percent, to more than $32 billion.
And despite the tough economic times and new federal restrictions
on sending money abroad, experts say they do not expect the volume
of these remittances to decrease anytime soon.
passes ordinance restricting immigration enforcement
By an overwhelming vote, the Minneapolis
City Council approved an ordinance restricting enforcement of
immigration laws by police and other city employees. Proponents,
including organized labor, said the measure was needed to stop
immigrants from being unfairly targeted and to make communities
safer by reducing fear of the police and other authorities.
Administration failing to protect Americans
On Tuesday May 20th-2003 , I called the
I N S and told them I knew where they could pick up 50 illegals
, They said they couldn't ask them for I. D. , because the
person must first commit a crime before they could ask them for
an I.D. There was nothing they could do....
over aid to invaders expected (Protect Ariz. Now initiative)
The fight to cut off social assistance
to illegal immigrants in Arizona could turn into a political
boxing match as divisive and explosive as California's Proposition
187 nearly a decade ago. -- It sent Latinos to the polls in unprecedented
numbers. -- Protect Arizona
Now, the measure unveiled last week, quickly provoked powerful
catches suspected illegals based on report by rancher
Douglas, Arizona -- Sunday morning
at about 7 am rancher Roger Barnett observed fresh footprints
of about thirty people on his property. He reported the findings
to the Border Patrol. Later that day, the Border Patrol apprehended
thirty illegal aliens at about the spot where Barnett said they
Travel Forecast: Smooth Sailing on Sundays
Terrorists have been alerted that the best time
to cross illegally into the United States through Canada is Sunday.
That is because the Department of Homeland Security has decided
to save money by using customs officers to do immigration screening
instead of immigration officers...
|The Mercury News - San Jose, California
rarely check immigration status, citizens pay the price
When San Jose police arrested Enrique
Sosa Alvarez three years ago for suspicion of auto theft, they
didn't know that he was an illegal immigrant. And they apparently
never did much to find out. -- Last month, Alvarez allegedly
kidnapped a San Jose fourth-grader and molested her repeatedly.
Now his case is calling into question how law enforcement agencies
handle illegal immigrants...
continues: US may abolish H1-B visa
Washington -- The H1-B visa on the chopping
block again. A prominent anti- immigration lawmaker has introduced
in the US Congress, a Bill that seeks to abolish the visa category
that facilitates a large number of skilled Indian professionals
take up jobs in the United States.
Tribune (Free Registration)
arrest 3 men in ID falsification ring
Chicago police on Sunday arrested three
men for alleged involvement in a fake identification ring based
out of a Cicero apartment that targeted residents of Chicago's
Little Village neighborhood, Sgt. Phillip Leibas said. -- Undercover
officers in Little Village, which has a large Mexican immigrant
|San Francisco Chronicle
would reward offspring of lawbreakers
...This week, the San Francisco Board
of Supervisors passed a resolution supporting two national measures
that would help Gonzalez [an illegal alien] and hundreds of thousands
of young immigrants like him. Bay Area advocates are hoping the
Oakland City Council will soon do the same. -- A bill in the
House of Representatives, known as the Student Adjustment Act...
-- New York
of home raises tensions among 'immigrants'
Tensions that had settled between Spanish-speaking
immigrant day laborers and some of their neighbors have been
agitated by a recent firebombing at a house on Granny Road. --
The attack, which was set on fire when someone in a passing vehicle
threw a flaming object through a window in the house, left four
adults and two children without a home.
|Arizona Daily Star Border Edition
death toll increases to 77
The body of a 23-year-old man was found
in the desert southwest of Tucson on Saturday afternoon, officials
said. -- He was the 77th illegal entrant known to have died crossing
through the U.S. Border Patrol's Tucson Sector since Oct. 1,
the beginning of the agency's fiscal year. The sector spans all
of the Arizona-Mexican border except for an area near Yuma.
News - San Jose, California
from layoffs runs deep in Valley
Demonstrating the vast and harsh impact
of the economic downturn, an exclusive poll for the Mercury News
shows that unemployment has touched the homes of more than one-third
of Silicon Valley residents since January 2001. -- The poll found
that 34.7% of adults in the valley said at least one person in
their household had been out of work for more than three months...
politicians think we need 'guest workers']