Saturday, January 17, 2004
number of laughable Mexican ID cards issued
San Bernardino, Calif. - The Mexican
Consulate here issued more identification
cards in 2003 than in any other year in its 70-year history,
despite state and federal lawmakers' efforts to ban such cards.
-- In 2003, consular officials issued 37,633 matriculas consulares,
as the cards are known, said Carlos Giralt-Cabrales, Mexican
Mexicans firmly behind Bush's outrageous amnesty scheme
Mexico will work closely with George
W. Bush and do all it can to help his proposal to overhaul American
immigration policies become a reality, Vicente
Fox said Saturday. -- During his weekly radio address, the
president said the Bush plan would help millions of undocumented
Mexicans living and working in the United States "obtain
legal status and proper documentation."
Praise Bush on Immigration
...Today, finding American-born workers
willing to endure dirty, exhausting, dangerous work on roofs
where temperatures can soar to 130 degrees is never easy, he
says. The job pays $6.50 to $7 an hour to start with pay rising
to $22 an hour after a few years for skilled journeymen or foremen.
But the few takers Birkman recruits from local high schools usually
quit within weeks, complaining about the heat.
Flake (RINO-AZ) -- Arizona Republic -- Phoenix
mercilessly spins Bush's absurd amnesty scheme
President Bush's immigration initiative
has sparked a great deal of discussion across the country. Perhaps
the most interesting debate centers on whether the president,
in announcing the initiative, has embraced conservative principles
or abandoned them. I believe a temporary worker program is consistent
with conservative principles, and here's why....
Republic -- Phoenix
Kolbe defends immigration plan
..."The border must be closed,"
Davis said Friday morning, standing at the back of an auditorium
during Kolbe's town hall meeting. Many in the crowd of 120 in
this retirement community south of Tucson erupted into cheers,
hollering "Absolutely!" and "Amen!" -- While
the guest worker bill Kolbe co-sponsored....
Times (Free Registration)
to Rule on Holding Illegal Immigrants
The Supreme Court agreed on Friday to
decide whether foreigners who never had a legal right to enter
the United States may be held indefinitely while immigration
officials try to arrange their deportations. -- The case presents
a question raised but not directly answered by a decision by
the court three years ago in a case concerning a German-born
-- Scripps Howard News Service
turns back on law-abiding citizens with immigration plan
Are you a commuter snagged in burgeoning
traffic? Are you a member of a young family desperately seeking
affordable urban housing? Or are you, perchance, a low-skilled,
low-wage worker wishing your job would pay a living wage? If
the answer is yes, welcome to the club: You've just been had
by President Bush.
Tribune (Free Registration)
mystery of the missing jobs (Bush says we need 'guest workers')
The so-called economic experts who handicap
America's labor market predicted late in 2003 that 150,000 new
jobs would be created in November and another 150,000 in December--a
total of 300,000. The reality, according to the U.S. Department
of Labor, is that just 43,000 jobs were created in November and
a measly 1,000 in December.
Times (Free Registration)
Job Losses Persist (Bush says we need 'guest workers')
California employers shed a net 8,400
jobs in December, capping three consecutive years of falling
payroll employment - the worst performance since the early 1990s
recession. -- The report released Friday by the state Employment
Development Department was discouraging to economists, who have
long been expecting an upturn in hiring.
Senator Tom McClintock
Gov. Schwarzenegger's State of the State address
ought to begin with these words: Less than a year ago, the Legislature
and the former Governor passed a budget knowing it was billions
of dollars out of balance. They approved runaway government spending
and red ink as far as the eye could see...
is not compassionate or intelligent to open our borders to all
President Bush is proposing legislation
to legalize the status of an estimated eight to eleven million
foreigners who now live and work illegally in the United States.
The President's idea is to turn these undocumented aliens into
legal, taxpaying guest workers, with a right to participate in
the Social Security system....
Reform Versus Reality"
President Bush's immigration reform plan--and
the response to it--has shown that political and journalistic
elites inhabit a fantasyland. They view Mexican aliens as either
dispossessed but noble poor, or faceless masses of workers. The
elite seldom have contact with illegals, short of the occasional
wants ban on services to illegals
U.S. Rep. Tom Tancredo is working to
put a state constitutional amendment on the November ballot that
would bar people living in Colorado illegally from receiving
state services, he said Friday. -- The proposal is a reaction
to President Bush's plan, announced earlier this month, to legalize
as many as 8 million immigrants who live and work in this country