Thursday, January 6, 2005
outrage over DIY handbook for Mexican invaders
Conservative groups in the United States
have been outraged by an illustrated handbook issued by Mexican
authorities that gives migrants tips on how to cross America's
southern border illegally. -- The books, denounced by some as
"how-to manuals", urge would- be immigrants to carry
enough water, follow railway lines and wear clothing that will
protect them from the elements.
-- National Review
You Are Warned
No issue, not one, threatens to do more
damage to the Republican coalition than immigration. There's
no issue where the beliefs and interests of the party rank-and-file
diverge more radically from the beliefs and interests of the
party's leaders. Immigration for Republicans in 2005 is what
crime was for Democrats in 1965 or abortion in 1975...
area Republican counters Bush's immigration plan
A leading California Republican introduced
legislation Wednesday to crack down on the hiring of undocumented
immigrants, highlighting the daunting obstacles to President
Bush's plan to provide temporary legalization to the estimated
6 million immigrants currently working illegally in the United
to Bush: No amnesty for illegals
A website is collecting online "signatures"
of Americans who oppose any sort of amnesty or guest-worker program
that would legalize certain illegal aliens living in the U.S.,
such as the one proposed by President Bush. -- NoMoreAmnesty.com
includes a history of the 1986 amnesty...
predicted to be hot topic this year
House Speaker Dennis Hastert took the
floor for his first speech in the109th congress on Jan. 4 to
discussed a theme that has divided many business owners: immigration.
The terrorists who attacked the U.S., Hastert said, exploited
border-security oversights and abused American immigration laws...
trial of Somali activist begins
Opening statements began Tuesday in federal
court in Memphis in the immigration fraud trial of Omar Jamal,
an activist in the Twin Cities' Somali community. -- Jamal faces
six felony counts of filing false immigration information in
1998, and if convicted could be deported.
-- Kansas City
invader soiree draws a crowd
About 200 people attended a public forum
at St. Paul's Catholic Church in Olathe Sunday night. Organized
by community activists and the Johnson County Immigrant Rights
Coalition, the meeting, conducted in Spanish, delved into topics
related to U.S. citizenship and immigration.
Welcomes New Congressmembers But Ignores Immigration
George Bush yesterday welcomed several newly-elected congress
members to the White House and pitched some of the issues he'd
like to see on Congress' agenda as it resumes today. But noticeably
absent from his pitch was the issue of immigration reform. --
While Bush ended the year calling for immigration reforms and
the implementation of his guest worker program...
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control is responsible
Yeh Ling-Ling's commentary ("Stop
population growth -- here and abroad," Jan. 4) says
something that's true, though it may not please many people.
It's a commonly held belief that more population would help fix
Social Security, create more job opportunities and boost economic
growth, but the negative impact of too much population can't
Stay in U.S. to Be Extended
Federal authorities will announce today
that 248,000 Salvadoran immigrants who hold special residency
and work permits - most of whom live in California - will receive
an 18-month extension to stay in the United States until September
2006. -- The special visas, which would have expired in March,
were created to assist El Salvador...
House won't release papers on Bush's La Raza lackey
The White House refused Thursday to provide
senators additional documents on attorney general nominee Alberto
Gonzales' involvement in the decision to allow aggressive interrogations
of terrorism detainees, setting up a confrontation with Democrats
looking into his role in the now-repudiated policies.
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America" causing concern for lawbreaking hordes
An organization that calls itself "Save
America" is causing great concern among members of Utah's
Hispanic community. -- The group says it wants to stop illegal
immigration. But at tonight's meeting, some felt the tone was
too extreme. -- The organizer of "Save America" says
it is simply a group of concerned Utah citizens bringing attention
to what is a national issue.
- Mexico City -- [Roughly Translated]
10% of Mexican population moved to U.S. since 1990
A new study revealed that in the last
Mexican decade one tenth part of, the mainly young ones, emigrated
towards the United States, in a fact that threatens transferring
to that country the benefit of the economic wealth that, for
only time in history, will be generated by an increase in the
number of Mexican in productive age. [See
laws eyed for illegal aliens
A senior House Republican yesterday called
for an improved Social Security card to prevent illegal immigrants
from gaining jobs and for quintupling the penalty for those who
employ them, marking the first major shot in the immigration
debate expected to take place in this Congress. -- Another Republican
committee chairman, meanwhile, is set to introduce a bill that
would include some of the measures like national standards for
Mexican gets 3 life sentences in Texas
Galveston - A League City man was given
three life sentences Tuesday after admitting he molested his
2- year- old daughter and beat her to death in a case that brought
to light an ineffective state child abuse hot line system. --
Frank Padilla was scheduled for trial next month. His guilty
pleas avoided a lengthy trial in which he faced the death penalty.