Monday, September 11, 2006
Minutemen to Rally
Today in Laredo
High Noon At Border Patrol Station
||American Border Patrol
Kickoff of month-long vigil
According to news sources, the Minuteman
Project and the Texas Minutemen will gather in front of the Border
Patrol Station in Laredo today, September 11, at noon. The Station
is located at 207
W. Del Mar Blvd. in Laredo. Joining the Minutemen will be
American Border Patrol. The keynote speaker at the rally will
be U.S. Rep. Steve
King (R-Iowa). According to Glenn Spencer of ABP, his organization
will display thousands of American flags, each with a message
personally signed by a concerned citizen.
-- Georgetown, Texas
move into Laredo
A controversial border watch group has
made its way into Texas and will be here for the next two months.
-- Dozens of volunteers with the Minuteman Project arrived in
Laredo Monday where they were met with (a handful of) unhappy
residents. -- The founder of the Minuteman Project and volunteers
from Texas and out- of- state...
-- Sioux City
allegedly insults Mexicans, whining ensues
Offended, and upset. That's reaction
from some people who take issue with what they say they heard
from a public official from Dakota County, Nebraska, during a
recent local radio talk show segment. -- Monday, they came to
the Dakota County Board of Commissioners to speak out about it...
seize $928K in methamphetamine
Escobares, Texas -- A million dollar
drug bust of methamphetamine is seized near the Rio Grande. --
On Friday Border Patrol agents working near Escobares seized
29 pounds of methamphetamine. The drugs were worth $928,000.
-- Agents say they saw five people near the riverbank of the
won't block Arizona voter ID law
Phoenix -- A federal judge on Monday
refused to block a law that requires Arizona voters to present
identification before casting a ballot. -- U.S. District Judge
Roslyn Silver's order came a day before Tuesday's primary, the
first statewide election for which voters will be required to
Journal of Phoenix
groups" fret state investigations
Some Latino groups worry recent actions
by the state government -- including Gov. Janet Napolitano --
are targeting Hispanic consumers and businesses located in Mexican
neighborhoods. -- The concerns come on the heels of a $3 million
fine paid to the state by Western Union Financial Services Inc.
Napolitano and the Arizona Department...
rag spits out more pro-invader nonsense
With Congress' October recess fast approaching,
immigration reform remains a moving target. Here's the latest
way to read what's happening on this most critical of issues
for the economy, the justice system and post-9/11 security: After
spending August yelling "fire," House Republicans are
in a bind...
Carpenter -- Human Events
refuses to rule out deal with Senate on invaders
House Majority Leader John Boehner last
week would not rule out passing a comprehensive immigration bill
before Congress recesses for the mid-term elections. -- When
a reporter asked him if it was realistic to assume Congress would
not pass such a bill in the limited time left on the legislative
calendar, he replied, "That is not fair."
Post and Courier
Spanish-speaking employees to get bonus
Hilton Head Is., SC -- Employees for
Hilton Head Island who know Spanish soon will make an additional
$1,200 a year. -- The program is meant to help workers from emergency
crews to building permit officers better communicate with the
region's growing Hispanic population.
Mexicans aim to re-establish invasion station
Four years ago, Mexico closed its New
Orleans consulate - essentially, for lack of interest. The Mexican
government was pinching pennies, and closing the mission signaled
a new focus on U.S. cities with significant numbers of Mexican
nationals. -- New Orleans now counts as one of those cities...
Trojan -- Los Angeles
ethnic hustlers debate "Latino issues"
Hispanic community leaders congregated
at the Sheraton Los Angeles Downtown Hotel for the National Latino
Congreso last week to discuss the future of their community in
a series of workshops that spanned four days. -- It was the first
such convention in 29 years.
years after 9/11: Why did Bush blunder?
On Sunday, five years less a day after
Saudi and Egyptian terrorists killed 3,000 Americans, the New
York Times reported in More Muslims Arrive in U.S., After 9/11
Dip: "In 2005, more people from Muslim countries became
legal permanent United States residents-nearly 96,000-than in
any year in the previous two decades."
gets 23 years for smuggling deaths of 19
A man convicted of participating in a
smuggling attempt that led to the deaths of 19 illegal immigrants
was sentenced this morning to more than 23 years in a federal
prison. -- The attorney for Victor Sanchez Rodriguez said the
sentence was unfair, noting that it is longer than the sentence
handed earlier this year to the admitted leader...
sides in border agents' conviction
Since their conviction last March in
the wounding of a drug dealer near El Paso, former Border Patrol
agents Ignacio Ramos and Jose Compean have become a focus in
the national debate over border security. -- Conservative radio
hosts call them scapegoats of the government's enforcement failures.
years after 9/11/01
On the fifth anniversary of the tragic
assassination of nearly 3,000 Americans and foreign residents
in al-Qaeda-sponsored terrorist attacks on America's homeland,
the nation is at a crossroads. One avenue leads towards a continued
process of greater control over illegal entry into the country...
Johnson -- World Politics Watch
today's protests, the streets are getting ugly
Once upon a time long ago, when civil
rights was the goal and a brave black woman refused to give up
her seat to a white man on a bus, Martin Luther King Jr. led
the people with moral clarity and belief in nonviolent resistance,
dreaming of a day when freedom would ring and blacks and whites
would join hands...
cost and vitriol, Arizona race draws notice
Tucson -- Unfair tactics. Lying. Spying.
And that is just what the Republican candidates are accusing
one another of in a Congressional primary here that veteran political
watchers are calling wild even by Arizona's sometimes unconventional
standards. -- There are primaries in nine states and the District
of Columbia on Tuesday...
security: Line blurs on terrorism
The terrorist attacks of 9/11 cast a
new and threatening shadow on the porous Arizona- Mexico border:
If millions of illegal immigrants cross so easily, what's to
stop terrorists? -- While no evidence exists that terrorists
have entered the United States through Mexico, the concern, fueled
largely by anti- immigration forces, has brought more money...
(Mass.) Daily News
"immigrants" say 9/11 limits their speech
Five years after Sept. 11, 2001, immigrants
are caught dead center in the debate over tightened national
security and tougher immigration laws. -- "(Immigrants)
want to be able to call America home," said Ali Noorani,
whose parents came to the United States from Pakistan in 1971.
presence felt in Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Even in this college town, police are
bracing themselves for gangs. -- The Chapel Hill Police Department,
with help from the state, is establishing a gang unit of sorts.
-- More and more, patrol officers have encountered people who
claim membership in a gang.