Wednesday, December 7, 2005
Person of the Year
Jim Gilchrist founded the Minuteman Project
Composite image by American
In less than a year, Jim Gilchrist founded
the Minuteman Project
and made a
respectable showing in running as an independent for congress
in a usually safe Republican District. His dogged determination,
discipline and professionalism helped bring national attention
to the problem of the porous border with Mexico. He is American
Patrol's Person of the Year for 2005.
As a proven leader, we expect to hear
more from Jim Gilchrist in 2006.
illegal aliens? Watch out
...Frustrated by the federal government's
response to illegal immigration and worried that [illegal
aliens... criminals] are depressing wages, conservative immigration
reform groups are broadening their focus from the U.S.- Mexico
border to the workplace - in Southern California, Texas, Illinois,
Virginia and elsewhere.
-- Human Events
Murder in Sanctuary Cities
A grieving father named Humberto Garcia
came into my radio studio on April 5, 2005, desperate to tell
an incredible story of rape, murder and official misconduct.
The story had been told before on cable TV. However, unlike the
Natalee Holloway case in Aruba, it had been dropped like a rock...
Menendez Chosen as Newest N.J. Senator
New Jersey Gov.-elect Jon Corzine has
chosen Rep. Robert Menendez to serve out the remainder of his
Senate term, Democratic congressional aides said Wednesday. --
An announcement will be made as early as Thursday, according
to the congressional figures close to Corzine, also a Democrat.
for smuggling invaders in boat
Customs officers at the San Luis Port
of Entry, near Yuma, found three border crossers hidden in a
boat as it was towed across the border Monday. -- The 1974 Bayliner
Saratoga boat in tow on a truck caught the attention of the officers,
who questioned a man and a woman about their visit to Mexico
and return to the United States...
look at ending birthright citizenship
..."They see people are coming here
simply for the purpose of having a child here and then, because
they're the anchor, they can have all the family come in on that
child's ticket ... There are thousands upon thousands of people
who are doing it," said Rep. Tom Tancredo, R-Colo., a leading
opponent of illegal immigration.
immigration ideas worry invaders
..."America has always been a compassionate
nation that values the newcomer and takes great pride in our
immigrant heritage," Bush stated in a November 28 speech
at the Davis-Monthan Air Force Base in Tucson, Arizona. "Yet
we're also a nation built on the rule of law, and those who enter
the country illegally violate the law..."
bill ignores Bush's amnesty scheme
A key lawmaker unveiled legislation Tuesday
that underscored the differences between President Bush and many
House Republicans over how to fix the nation's troubled immigration
system. -- Rep. F. James Sensenbrenner Jr. said his bill would
tighten border security, require all businesses to verify that
their employees are in the U.S. legally...
-- Human Events
Alien Invasion Deadlier Than Iraq
When your first acts in America are to
illegally sneak in, lie about your status, obtain fraudulent
identification, deceive public services and solicit an itinerant
job in the underground economy, people have a right to ask what
sort of neighbor you might become. -- The illegal alien's life
of deceit and struggle would seem to appeal only to those very
Costa Mesa police will enforce immigration law
Costa Mesa, Calif. -- The City Council
early today approved training city police to enforce federal
immigration law. The plan was scaled back from an original proposal
that could have allowed patrol officers to detain illegal immigrants
first stopped for minor offenses such as jaywalking or soliciting
adding 640+ Arizona agents
The U.S. Border Patrol will add 1,700
new agents along the Mexican border this fiscal year, with Arizona
getting more than 640 of them, the agency said Tuesday. -- Border
Patrol Chief David Aguilar said the number of agents in the Tucson
Sector will increase to 2,779 from 2,339 by the end of the fiscal
year on Sept. 30.
raids empty New Bedford fish plants
A waterfront sweep by the US Coast Guard
and immigration authorities that resulted in the arrest of 13
men has sent panic through New Bedford's large immigrant community,
causing workers at seafood processing plants to stay away from
their jobs. -- When workers at the AML International fish processing
plant arrived for their shifts...
registration drive will be on at border
Laredo -- Election officials are hoping
the masses of paisanos heading back home for the holidays will
drive up the number of Mexicans living abroad who are registered
to vote in the 2006 elections, a government adviser said Monday.
-- In December, thousands of Mexicans working in the United States
head home for Christmas...
amnesty, no deal, Mr. President
When the 17th Street levee broke and
the floodwaters of Lake Pontchartrain inundated New Orleans,
the immediate imperative was: Fix the levee. Before the cleanup
could begin, before the refugees could return, the levee had
to be repaired so water stopped flooding into the city. Everybody
Border Agent Deployment Schedule
Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff
announced today the fiscal year 2006 U.S. Customs and Border
Protection (CBP) Border Patrol agent deployment schedule. In
a significant increase in personnel, an additional 1,700 CBP
Border Patrol agents will be assigned to the southwest border.
border-busters slam Sensenbrenner bill
A popular Washington-based immigrant
advocacy organization has slammed the latest piece of immigration
legislation introduced in the U.S. Congress yesterday, saying
it only "makes a bad situation worse." -- Angela Kelley,
deputy director of the National
Immigration Forum said Rep. F. James Sensenbrenner's bill
demonstrates a breathtaking misunderstanding of the immigration
is a growing worry
With 11 million [illegal
aliens... criminals] in this country, there's little disagreement
that the system is broken and needs to be fixed. -- The fight
in Congress is over how. -- Most advocate better security at
the borders; some would build more fences and put U.S. soldiers
Win or lose, Jim Gilchrist's independent
congressional campaign and its laser focus on illegal immigration
will influence how other politicians take up the issue in 2006,
political experts said Tuesday. -- "There are a lot of politicians
who do not want to say the 'I' word," said Steven Camarota...
Goode -- Roanoke Times
than a fence against illegal aliens
...The bill I introduced along with California
Congressman Duncan Hunter does provide for construction of a
fence along the U.S.-Mexican border. However, the fence is only
a small part of the bill's plan to control mass illegal immigration.
If your editors had focused on the whole bill, they would have
discovered that we, too, believe that a fence alone will not
solve this national crisis...
-- Watertown, New York
Bush Immigration Stance Unpopular
While most people asked say immigration
is good for the United States, a Gallup Poll indicates displeasure
with President Bush's handling of the issue. -- A November poll
showed 26 percent of U.S. residents asked approved of the way
Bush is handling immigration, while 65 percent disapproved...
worst in history during Bush's reign
As the nation considers immigration proposals
from Congress and the President, an analysis of new Census Bureau
data shows that the immigrant population (legal and illegal)
reached a new high in 2005. The data, which the Bureau has not
yet analyzed, also show that 2000 - 2005 is the highest five-year
wouldn't count noncitizens in deciding states' representation
The U.S. Constitution should be changed
so that only legal citizens are counted in deciding how many
House seats each state gets, a Republican lawmaker argued Tuesday.
-- "This is about fundamental fairness and the American
ideal ... of one man or one woman, one vote," said Rep.
Candice Miller, R-Mich., testifying to a House subcommittee on
federalism and the census.
vote delights invasion foes, miffs usual suspects
About 200 people turned out Tuesday night
as the City Council discussed enacting a controversial program
that would train Costa Mesa, Calif. police officers to enforce
federal immigration law. -- A vote had not been taken as of 10
p.m.... [but passed according to a news report on KCBS-TV news