Thursday, February 26, 2004
to Speak at Tucson Border Rally
Graf To Stand With Americans To Demand Border Enforcement
ambassador: Migration issue will be top priority
Mexico's new ambassador to the United
States said Thursday that while his top priority in Washington
would be the issue of migration, his role would not be to promote
U.S. migration proposals but to protect the rights of Mexicans.
--- The new ambassador said President Vicente Fox has instructed
him to intensify the Mexican Embassy's assistance to Mexicans
living north of the border...
Uncontrolled Immigration and the U.S. Healthcare System
America's health care system is in crisis:
Costs and insurance premiums are skyrocketing, the number of
the uninsured is rising rapidly, providers are reducing staffing
and services and increasing rates, and hospitals are closing
or facing bankruptcy....
nabbed in coyote drop house raid
Several people were found living in a
coyote stash house near 30th Drive and Camelback Road Thursday.
-- At least 40 people living in an alleged immigrant stash house
were rounded up in a police raid near 30th Drive and Camelback
Road Thursday morning.
of People Who Are Native English Speakers Declining
The world faces a future of people speaking
more than one language, with English no longer seen as likely
to become dominant, a British language expert says in a new analysis.
-- "English is likely to remain one of the world's most
important languages for the foreseeable future, but its future
is more problematic - and complex - than most people appreciate,"
said language researcher David Graddol.
Encourages Illegal Immigration
In virtually every debate about illegal
immigration, the other country primarily involved in this American
problem Mexico is never held to account, despite
its role in actually encouraging its citizens to break into the
United States. What is equally less known about this problem
is that Mexico does this despite its potential to care for its
Salt Lake City [Don't
Miss the Audio Clips]
bellyaching out of arrogant Mexican agents over Utah HB109
Controversy on Capitol Hill as both the
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and the Mexican consulate
make it clear they don't like the way a bill about illegal immigration
is being handled. -- It was unusual, but not unclear -- the Church
issued a public statement that it doesn't want to be part of
the debate over a bill
the Mexican government says is blatant discrimination.
(Arizona) Herald Review
catch deported Guatemalan trying to enter U.S. again
Douglas - An illegal immigrant from Guatemala
who had been convicted for attempted murder in Los Angeles in
1994 was apprehended early Wednesday morning as he entered the
United States by jumping the international boundary fence near
Douglas. -- Axel Ramiro Lopez-Roca was arrested by agents from
the U.S. Border Patrol's Douglas Station around 5:50 a.m. Tuesday.
(Arizona) Herald Review
find two tons of pot in garbage truck
Cochise County - The erratic driving
of a garbage truck led to the arrest of two men for transporting
and possessing more than two tons of marijuana. -- Arizona Department
of Public Safety Sgt. Steve Tritz said he was suspicious of the
truck as he followed it beginning near Ramsey Road and Highway
92 around 4 p.m. Tuesday.
News (Free Registration)
...It's estimated that roughly 8 million
to 14 million illegal immigrants are working in the U.S already.
So what do we do? -- McKinney is spending $100,000 of taxpayer
money for a day labor center. Plano and Allen have spent their
taxpayer dollars doing the same thing. But coping with the problem
should not lead us toward condoning illegal acts...
-- El Paso - Las Cruces
Held For School Robbery
El Paso Police tonight are investigating
a robbery at an Upper Valley elementary school. -- Investigators
say three male illegal immigrants went into Oren Roberts Elementary
through an open window. -- They tried to steal some electronics
and other items, but were spotted by people on the playground.
Press -- Lima, Peru
...Predictably, the far right despises
In California, anti-immigrant governor Arnold Schwarzenegger,
(an immigrant himself) who campaigned to outlaw drivers' licenses
for undocumented workers
[criminals], is openly skeptical of the matricula's widespread
usage. --- Led by xenophobic Colorado representative Tom Tancredo...
Patrol Agents Muzzled About Amnesty
"The Bush administration's proposal
to offer amnesty to illegal immigrant workers has prompted federal
officials to instruct border patrol agents not to disclose information
that might reflect poorly on the idea, a government document
shows," reported the January 21 Detroit Free Press. -- The
official memo from the public affairs office of the Customs and
decries interior repatriation scheme
immigrants [criminals] come from rural villages in the south
of Mexico. Do we build an airport in each one? Of course not.
-- ...This plan would likely result in the creation of centralized
repatriation "camps" where Mexico's limited social services would be quickly
exhausted and smugglers would wait
await sentencing in border agent's death
One year after the death of a U.S. Border
patrol agent in Mexico, one suspect remains on the loose and
three others await sentencing. -- Jorge Salomon Martinez was
killed Feb. 26, 2003, near Cananea, Son. -- Mexican authorities
are still searching for Jose Arturo Arreola Lopez, who is wanted
in connection with the slaying.
(California) Press Enterprise (Free Registration)
force probe of invader arrest dropped
The U.S. attorney's office in Los Angeles
has concluded that a Riverside County sheriff's deputy did not
use excessive force when he was videotaped punching an undocumented
immigrant [criminal] during an arrest near Temecula last
year, a spokesman said Wednesday. -- "We are no longer looking
into it. No criminal charges have been brought," said Thom
eyeing 'unknowns' - Thousands in ranks may not be citizens
U.S. military officials say they are
shoring up defenses against illegal immigrants and others who
may misrepresent themselves and join the armed services. -- But
for now, The Denver Post has learned, the citizenship of 16,031
members of the Army, Air Force, Navy and Marines is listed as
Tribune -- Opinion (Free Registration)
bemoans Jim Oberweis' ads
Even allowing for the occasional hyperbole
that is bound to creep into a heated political campaign, Republican
U.S. Senate candidate Jim Oberweis' campaign of TV and radio
spots on immigration do not meet minimal standards of accuracy
or fairness. -- Trying to stick out from the crowded field of
Republican candidates, Oberweis has decided that the hot issue
of illegal immigration could be his ticket to Washington. [Ads
can be viewed on this
ties health care struggles to immigration
Immigration policy is a key factor in
a growing increase in the uninsured and the fiscal crises burdening
public health care systems nationwide, officials at the Federation
for American Immigration Reform said in a report yesterday. ---
Eight million to 12 million illegal aliens, mostly Mexican nationals,
are thought to be in the United States.
group meddling in lawsuits against uninsured patients
In letters delivered yesterday to the
presidents of the American Hospital Association (AHA), Federation
of American Hospitals (FHA), and the Catholic Healthcare Association
(CHA), Consejo de Latinos Unidos, a national advocacy group that
educates and assists Latinos and others, called on hospitals
to support a national six month moratorium on lawsuits against
(California) Press Enterprise (Free Registration)
con freed by Arnold now wants visa
Maria Suarez, who was released from prison
in December after serving 20 years for her role in the death
of a man who bought her as a sex slave, would be in danger if
she is deported to Mexico, her attorney said Wednesday. -- During
a hearing at the San Pedro Service Processing Center....
troops cross U.S. border
Mexican military forces make so many
regular incursions into U.S. territory, Border Patrol officers
hand out printed instructions to agents on how to handle the
situations, according to "On the Line: Inside the U.S. Border
Patrol," a new book by a seasoned agent.
Illegals Have Done For You
....Education- Over crowded classrooms,
due in part that illegals get free education once here. Due to
our schools having higher demographics of those unable to speak
this country's language, we need more English as a second language
certified aids and teachers, but their isn't enough state funding
to supply the demand....