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Thursday, December 8, 2005

Gilchrist to Run Again Next Year
Campbell Must Face Voters In 2006

Dobbs and Gilchrist
Dobbs: ...His campaign surpassed all expectations and earned Gilchrist a solid third place with 25% of the vote. Republican State Senator John Campbell, spending a lot more money and with a lot better name recognition and with the support of a solid Republican District...won the special election...this is an impressive showing. This is what every strategist we talked with was afraid of--That you would have a showing above the fifteen percent that you won in the primary...are you going to run again?
Gilchrist: You betcha.

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Invader Larvae
Human Events
House Conservatives Want Border Fence
House conservatives today announced plans to amend a Republican- sponsored immigration reform bill with language calling for the construction of a 2,000-mile fence along the U.S.- Mexico border and a provision that would deny citizenship to children born in the U.S. whose parents aren't citizens.AP Internal Use Only

Steve Levy
Steve Levy
Danbury and New York official start immigration coalition
Connecticut and New York officials whose communities have become flash points in the debate over illegal immigration said Thursday they will create a grass-roots coalition to push for federal reforms. -- Mark Boughton, Republican mayor of Danbury, Conn., and Democrat Steve Levy, county executive of Suffolk County, N.Y...AP Internal Use Only

Coming Up
December 10

Save Our State - Dec. 10 -- 8 to 11 AM
Glendale Home Depot

Pioneer Press -- Minneapolis
More than 80,000 invaders believed in Minnesota

The growing number of [illegal aliens... criminals] in Minnesota is costing the state approximately $180 million a year in education, health and criminal incarceration expenses, according to state report issued today. -- The [invader] population is increasing in Minnesota and now numbers an estimated 80,000 to 85,000 people...AP Internal Use Only

The Klan with a Tan
Press Release - National Council of La Raza [The Race]
NCLR Terms Sensenbrenner Bill "Appalling"
The National Council of La Raza (NCLR), the largest national Hispanic civil rights and advocacy organization in the U.S., is appalled by the "Border and Immigration Enforcement Act of 2005", a bill introduced by House Judiciary Committee Chairman James Sensenbrenner. Instead of providing a comprehensive, effective approach to immigration problems...AP Internal Use Only

House of Representatives
San Antonio Express-News
Immigration bill approved by House committee
A House committee approved an immigration bill Thursday that ignores President Bush's call for a guest worker program but includes measures to stanch the flow of undocumented immigrants at the Southwest border. -- The bill by House Judiciary Chairman James Sensenbrenner, R-Wis., was approved by the panel...AP Internal Use Only

Report: Housing Will Slow, Claiming 800,000 Jobs
A sustained decline will hit the U.S. housing market next year, costing the nation as many as 800,000 jobs, according to a new economic report released Wednesday. -- The slowdown is likely to last several years, with as many as 500,000 construction jobs and 300,000 financial sector positions lost, the quarterly Anderson Forecast predicted.AP Internal Use Only

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December 13

Redlands, Calif. -- 11 AM to 1 PM
Fire Jerry Lewis Rally

Bush Totalization Disaster
Bobby Eberle -- GOPUSA.com
Policies Can't Reward Illegal Behavior
As the debate moves forward on the issues of border security and illegal immigration, a proposal is being considered which would allow illegal aliens to collect social security benefits for the time in which they were using "borrowed, stolen or fraudulent Social Security numbers" to work in the United States...AP Internal Use Only

Don't Step in This Stinker
Associated Press
Arizona bishops urge more compassion for invaders
Arizona's Catholic bishops said politicians ought to make America's immigration policies more compassionate toward the thousands of illegal immigrants who sneak into the United States each year to provide a better living for their families. -- The bishops prepared a pastoral letter, being released Thursday...AP Internal Use Only

Investor's Business Daily
House GOP Favors Immigration Curbs, But Not The Senate
The House will vote next week on a major border and immigration control bill, minus the guest-worker program proposed by President Bush. But getting the Senate to go along may take some doing. -- Leading Senate Republicans have put forth three plans tying guest- worker programs to tougher border controls...AP Internal Use Only

Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Migrants earn more in Atlanta
Mexican migrants in Atlanta and Dallas earn slightly more than their counterparts in other U.S. cities, a report by the Pew Hispanic Center says. -- Fifty-six percent earn above the weekly median salary of $300, making them the "best off" among Mexican migrants in the seven cities studied, the report says.AP Internal Use Only

Hasta la Vista, Jose!
Hasta la Vista!
Bangor Daily News
MCLU bridles at ruling on random stops
U.S. border patrol agents in Maine can conduct random roadblocks and stop motorists without individual justification, a federal judge ruled this week. -- The Maine Civil Liberties Union has said the decision threatens the "essence of liberty." -- U.S. District Court Judge John Woodcock, sitting in Portland, made the ruling...AP Internal Use Only

No Way, Jose!
Cybercast News Service
Bush Plan: Social Security for 'Legalized' Illegal Aliens
Illegal aliens who work under borrowed, stolen or fraudulent Social Security numbers could collect retirement benefits based on their illegal earnings as the result of a Bush administration plan. Critics charge the federal government has grossly underestimated the cost of the proposal, which they believe could run be billions of dollars per year.AP Internal Use Only

No Amnesty for Invaders
Peggy Noonan -- Wall Street Journal
The American Way
As Congress considers the Bush administration's guest-worker plan, as Republicans try to figure out what their immigration philosophy is, and as political observers parse the implications of yesterday's California House race, here are some small and human questions on immigration to the United States...AP Internal Use Only

Snag 'em and bag 'em
Yuma Sun
Border Patrol makes 66 arrests in Dome Valley
A U.S. Border Patrol tactical checkpoint set up in Dome Valley to catch smuggling vehicles dodging other checkpoints led to the arrest of 66 illegal aliens Tuesday and Wednesday. -- Yuma sector Border Patrol spokesman Michael Gramley declined to release the exact location of the checkpoint but said it was set up to intercept traffic in the Dome Valley area...AP Internal Use Only

Crime Watch
The Vail Trail
Identity Theft: Stuck with the bill
...Most of the identity theft cases Arnold has seen involve illegal immigrants using other people's identities to obtain employment, he said. Last spring, Arnold got a phone call from an 80-year-old man from El Paso, Texas. The IRS had contacted the man, claiming he owed $20,000 in back taxes from construction work he'd supposedly done here in the valley.AP Internal Use Only

Border Nightmare
Craig Chamberlain -- The Conservative Voice
What to do About the Border
Forget amnesty, or guest workers. Build the fence along the border, don't talk about it, get it done. In fact if the GOP wins in '08(I think they will) that should be first order of business. Building a barrier that all but the most libertarian or left wing wants would be a sure hit.AP Internal Use Only

Business Journal of Phoenix
Napolitano continues to call for guest worker program
Arizona Gov. Janet Napolitano Wednesday reiterated her support Wednesday for a guest worker program and beefed-up border security to help the state deal with illegal immigration from Mexico. -- The governor also said she does not support construction of a wall along the U.S.- Mexico border...AP Internal Use Only

U.S. Courts
The Forum -- Fargo
Three men sentenced, referred to immigration
A federal judge on Wednesday ordered three men to time served for being in the country illegally and referred their cases to U.S. immigration officials. -- The men were among 11 arrested last month near Lakota, N.D., while working for a railroad track repair company...AP Internal Use Only

Hasta la vista, baby!
'The Boot'
The Standard-Times -- New Bedford, Mass.
Company fires immigrants who fled after sweep
Between 25 and 30 Latin American employees of Ahead Inc. were fired this week for fleeing their jobs in a panic after hearing of an immigration sweep on the city's waterfront. -- Roy Jesus, operating manager at Ahead, said the group of employees left their jobs without explanation around 11 a.m. Monday.AP Internal Use Only

¡Viva México! 
¡Viva México!
Mexicans claim Bush scheme won't stop invasion
...Since U.S. authorities began a crackdown on illegal immigration about a decade ago in operations known as Gatekeeper in California and Hold the Line in Texas, the number of [illegal aliens... criminals] crossing each year has increased by 100,000 to 400,000, according to UN and Mexican government statistics.AP Internal Use Only

The Klan with a Tan
Associated Press
First national meeting of Latino commissioners begins in KC
Kansas City -- Officials who are responsible for promoting the rights and welfare of Hispanics gathered in this Midwestern city Wednesday to devise a state- by- state approach to the major domestic policy issue of the day, immigration. -- "The demographics are everything now. In the next 20 years..."AP Internal Use Only

Whack Job
KVOA-TV -- Tucson
Bishops urge "more compassion" for invaders
Arizona's Catholic bishops say politicians ought to make America's immigration policies more compassionate toward [illegal aliens... criminals]. -- The bishops prepared a "pastoral letter" that calls for major changes in the country's immigration laws...AP Internal Use Only

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