Thursday, December 8, 2005
Gilchrist to Run
Again Next Year
Campbell Must Face Voters In 2006
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.
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...
Press -- Minneapolis
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...
- National Council of La Raza [The Race]
Terms Sensenbrenner Bill "Appalling"
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...
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...
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.
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...
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
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...
earn more in Atlanta
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.
Hasta la Vista!
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...
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.
-- Wall Street Journal
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...
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...
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.
-- The Conservative Voice
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.
Journal of Phoenix
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...
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...
-- New Bedford, Mass.
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.
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.
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..."