Calling the Bastard's Bluff
Richardson Admits He Wants Border Left Open
courts handling more immigration cases, data finds
Phoenix -- Federal prosecutors are taking
more immigration cases to court - but not necessarily more serious
ones. -- Data being released today show that the number of immigration
cases being handled by federal courts in Arizona jumped by more
than a third between 2003 and last year.
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Mexican pals remain as corrupt as ever
Mexico decided five years ago to "leave
corruption behind" and has begun to reap the results, President
Vicente Fox has triumphantly proclaimed. -- But although some
analysts acknowledge a new anti-corruption attitude on the part
of the government, the empirical evidence and recent studies
clearly indicate that the culture of graft and bribery is still
Science Monitor Editorial
Mexico still a nation?
A survey released last week by the Pew
Hispanic Center found more than four in 10 Mexicans are willing
to leave their country to live in the US. One in five would risk
a dangerous, illegal border crossing. Most surprising, one in
three college graduates wants to flee. Before Washington takes
up immigration reform this fall...
congressman to push for 'guest worker' scheme
New Mexico Congressman Steve Pearce says he plans
to draft a bill that would create a guest worker program for
immigrants but prohibit amnesty for those who come to the country
illegally. -- The legislation would add to a growing stack of
bills in Congress dealing with immigration.
lackeys working to tighten security (and other jokes)
Washington -- The nation's homeland security
chief said Tuesday he had ordered a review of border security
strategy before two governors declared an immigration emergency
on the U.S.-Mexico line. -- Homeland Security Secretary Michael
Chertoff told reporters his department had recently begun mapping
out its surveillance equipment...
Mafia: New Crime Syndicate in California
An anti-gang task force arrested 15 defendants
charged in a federal racketeering indictment with exercising
control over Hispanic street gangs across Orange County, CA.
The indictment alleges that members of the Ojeda Organization
- named after leader and Mexican Mafia member Peter Ojeda - extorted
"taxes" from street gangs...
Attorney General Won't Appeal Ruling
Concord, N.H. -- The attorney general's
office will not appeal a ruling that dismissed trespassing charges
against a group of illegal immigrants arrested by two police
chiefs who said they were frustrated by lax federal enforcement.
-- Attorney General Kelly Ayotte has written to the state's police
Gilchrist Goes to Washington
President Bush and Condoleeza Rice call
him a "Vigilante". American citizens call him a Patriot.
Yes, a Patriot is how Jim
Gilchrist is seen in the eyes of citizens who want the illegal
alien invasion crisis to come to a complete halt. -- From coast
to coast, American citizens are applauding Jim Gilchrist...
isn't really helping us
Mexican government officials have made
it clear for many years that, far from attempting to stem the
flow of illegal immigrants into the United States, they encourage
it actively. They do so for a very good reason - in their minds:
Mexico's economy is a wreck, in comparison to that of the United
-- National Review
Politics: Dems on immigration
In 2003, Gov. Bill Richardson welcomed a bus
caravan of "undocumented workers" - i.e., illegal aliens
- traveling through his state on its way to Washington, D.C.
He enthused: "Thank you for coming to Santa Fe. Know that
New Mexico is your home." -- Turns out that they aren't
so welcome after all.
will sing at shows to push for legalizing aliens
In the tradition of aid concerts that
have raised money for everything from poverty in Africa to hurting
farmers, a pro-immigrant activist in Arizona has planned a series
of concerts intended to push federal amnesty for illegal aliens
currently in the U.S. -- Elias Bermudez [a former illegal and
current reconquista menace] says he's raised more than $43,000...
sticking to gang concern
Virginia gubernatorial candidate Jerry W. Kilgore yesterday
said law-enforcement officers would be foolish to assume that
there is no link between the al Qaeda terrorist network and the
Salvadoran gang Mara Salvatrucha. -- "MS-13 is the most
violent street gang around, and Homeland Security has said it
sheriffs seek aid fighting illegals
County governments in Texas, overwhelmed
by a flood of illegal aliens and rapidly increasing border violence,
want the federal government to come up with $10 million to help
them pay for manpower increases, rising fuel bills and much-needed
vehicles and equipment.
illegals indicted in Savannah
...The six count indictment alleges that
the five men, all citizens of India and illegally in the United
States, submitted fraudulent applications for U.S. residency
to U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), which would
have allowed them to remain and obtain employment in the United
States despite their status as illegal aliens.
organize to monitor California border-watchers
An alliance of legal agencies today announced
a drive to recruit observers to monitor civilian border patrol
groups that plan to deploy at the U.S.- Mexico border next month,
as they did earlier this summer. -- The "San Diego Legal
Observer Coalition" is a joint project of the ACLU, American
Immigration Lawyers Association, La Raza [The Race] Lawyers..."
Fence off Mexican border
U.S. Rep. Steve King said Monday he's
not ready to propose building a wall between the United States
and Mexico, but a 10-foot-tall chain-link fence topped with razor
wire would be a good start. -- "It could well find its way
into legislation in the next month or two," King said during
an immigration control forum in Des Moines.
pounds of pot, worth $4 million, seized
The Border Patrol on Monday made what
it called the largest single marijuana seizure along Yuma County's
border with Mexico - almost 5,000 pounds of marijuana worth nearly
$4 million. -- The seizure, made near Avenue 1E, is the largest
"ever" in the Yuma area, said Michael Gramley, spokesman
for the patrol's Yuma sector...
fear for border residents
Columbus, N.M. -- If James Johnson were
any closer to Mexico, he would be in it. -- And if there is a
front line in the border crisis stretching from California to
Texas, it may be the 14 miles of wide-open boundary that the
Johnson clan shares with Mexican counterparts. -- As many as
500 immigrants a day use their ranch and farm lands as a welcome
reconquista Núñez trolls hostile cesspool next
Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger is seldom
upstaged, but it could happen Thursday when one of his chief
legislative rivals flies south of the border to hold private
meetings with Mexican President Vicente Fox. -- Assembly Speaker
said he plans to make the trip -- and miss one of the few legislative
sessions remaining this year...
from California: An Immigration Reform Tsunami?
...In the wake of the hugely-successful
Minuteman Project, the California Border Police Initiative currently
gathering signatures in the Golden State is shaping up to be
yet another shot- heard- round- the- world, 9.9 magnitude earthquake
against illegal immigration, the likes of which America has never