Friday, December 24, 2004
Malaysia can do it, why can't the United States?
Malaysia is making final preparations
to launch a nationwide crackdown in January aimed at ridding
the country of more than one million illegal immigrants, the
government said Friday. -- Tan Chai Ho, deputy home affairs minister
told AFP that some 25,000 members of a controversial volunteer
security group are undergoing training to assist in a 500,000-
strong force that will carry out the operation.
law off to mixed debut
At 11:30 a.m. Thursday, casework supervisor
Phyllis Aro-Trejo posted a 3-foot-tall laminated sign near the
entrance to the Travis L. Williams Family Services Center in
south Phoenix. -- In Spanish and English, it declared the news
of the day: Proposition 200, the controversial immigration measure
approved by voters Nov. 2, was now in effect. Those applying
for benefits, the sign warned, will have to verify immigration
Morning Star -- Millinocket, Maine
American Job Left Behind
President Bush likes to use his famous
rhetoric when he promotes his "Guest Worker Program,"
which informed Americans know is AMNESTY, pure and simple. His
most famous quote comes from the book entitled; "Boy Genius,"
page 73, "Hell, if they'll walk across Big Bend we want
'em." Wouldn't it be good for Americans if this President
started talking about "No American job is left behind?"
jailed on rape charges
A Texarkana, Texas, man has been arrested
on a sexual assault charge in connection with the alleged beating
and rape of a woman with whom he had been having a relationship.
-- Jose Campos was being held in the Bi-State Justice Building
jail Thursday on a $20,000 bond. The INS also has a hold on Campos...
to raise 'Latino issues'
...Their speeches included comments that
some of their non-Latino colleagues are unable to communicate
with them and are insensitive to Latino issues within the district.
-- "It's a fact that some people on the board do not understand
the Latino culture," board member Kathryn Ramirez said last
week. "We aren't saying, 'Mexicans this and Mexicans that...'
suspects wringing hands over Prop. 200
A day after Proposition 200 became law,
Arizona's most influential Latinos were blaming each other for
the failure to stop the immigration measure and are urging immigrants
to be wary of anyone asking them for money to continue the court
battle. -- Some Latino leaders are questioning efforts already
under way asking immigrants to donate $1 each to continue the
fight against Proposition 200.
Stolen passports often work
Non-residents applying for admission
to the United States using stolen passports have little reason
to fear being caught and are usually admitted, the Department
of Homeland Security's Office of Inspector General said in a
report issued Thursday. -- The report shows a "scandalous"
lack of coordination among federal agencies...
invaders nabbed at Border Patrol checkpoint
U.S. Border Patrol agents on Thursday
arrested 94 illegal immigrants, the majority of whom authorities
said were on their way to farm-related work in Yuma County. --
The arrests, which took place at a tactical checkpoint in Dome
Valley, mark the second time within days U.S. Border Patrol agents
have caught and arrested several dozens of illegal