Sunday, September 17, 2006
detains 15, accuses them of using fake documents
Immigration officers have detained 15
foreign nationals and accused them of using fake documents while
working for a company doing roofing contract work at a federal
detention facility in south Miami- Dade, U.S. Immigration and
Customs Enforcement said Friday.
'parallel' government in question
Now that Mexican leftists have acclaimed
defeated candidate Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador president of a
parallel government, the question is will they settle into the
role of a normal democratic opposition or try to press their
agenda through more militant resistance... [See this
American Patrol feature]
-- National Ledger
Working from his Woodland Hills, Calif.,
home office, gadfly Carl Olson is on a mission that should not
be as impossible as it seems: He wants local and state governments
to follow the law. -- Olson, of the watchdog group State Department
Watch, has been showing up at board meetings for government entities...
Morning News -- Salt Lake City
arrested at apartment rife with gang activity
Agents from the Salt Lake Metro Gang
Task Force, Salt Lake City police and immigration officials arrested
four people early Thursday at an apartment complex that has become
a sore spot for law enforcers. -- Officers showed up with search
warrants in hand near 300 S. Cheyenne about 4:30 a.m.
Huston -- NewsBusters.org
Frisco rag claims
border fence increases invaders
The Chronicle today has published a piece
titled "Border fences -- and fantasies", that claims
that illegal immigration has increased because of the California
border fence project (called Operation Vanguard) and calls the
larger border fence approved by Congress recently "tomfoolery".
lauds extradition of alleged drug lord
Mexico City -- The U.S. ambassador praised
the "courage and conviction" of Mexico's President
Vicente Fox on Sunday after Mexico extradited alleged drug kingpin
Francisco Rafael Arellano Felix to the United States. -- Francisco
Rafael Arellano Felix was loaded into a helicopter Saturday in
the Mexican city of Matamoros...
onslaught swamping California schools
The maple leaves are turning red and
yellow. Back- to- school sales abound. As does the annual crop
of stories about unexpected school overcrowding-for example,
see here and here. -- I call my grandchildren and hear a recap
of my grandson's first week in kindergarten. -- Because my grandchildren
live in California...
Carolina) Daily Record
Mexicans hinder crash investigation
The N.C. Highway Patrol continues its
investigation of a Johnston County van rollover Sunday which
killed two passengers and injured at least six other people.
-- However, the probe is being hindered because the victims,
all Mexican migrant workers, are reluctant to cooperate.
-- The Conservative Voice
politics with immigration reform
Have you noticed lately that the Democrats
accuse Republicans of politicizing on every single issue before
Congress? -- It is clear that the Dems strategy here is to show
the American people that Republicans care more about retaining
their seats in Congress than helping the American people. This
is a bold-faced lie.
& World Report
Arizona win puts immigration back in play
Tucson -- A few weeks ago, it was became suddenly
clear that the Republican free-for-all primary in the southeastern
corner of Arizona was anything but ordinary. Randy Graf -- a
former golf pro, state representative and cowboy- boots- clad
founding member of the Minutemen border group...
officials targeted in fight against illegal hiring
The federal government has been lax about
work site enforcement of immigration laws, according to government
reports. But officials in the field say they're making a record
number of arrests. -- Immigration officials dedicated only 4
percent of their time to workplace enforcement from 1997 to 2003,
according to the Congressional Research Service...
'Tan Klan' Info
being forced to support Latino Nazi Party
In 2005, the Latino group known as La
Raza (The Race) was given $15.2 million in U.S. federal grants.
La Raza also received an additional $4 million in so-called 'earmarks'
tucked into the 2005 Housing Bill, which our Congress passed
Bush signed. Considering the racist agenda of La Raza...
-- Council Bluffs, Iowa
wants U.S. borders sealed
Around a dozen members of the United
Citizens of America lined Madison Ave. on Saturday afternoon,
asking Congress to take action to seal the nation's borders.
-- Craig Halverson, the group's Iowa leader, wonders why, if
President Bush says the United States is at war, illegal [aliens... criminals] continue
to pour across the borders.
Vassilaros -- Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
An apocalypse now
...America's defenseless back door has
transformed the 118,000 acres of refuge for more than 325 species
of birds, 53 species of reptiles and amphibians, 58 species of
mammals, including mule deer, white- tailed deer, pronghorn,
javelina and mountain lions, into a refuge for the wild life
of illegal immigrants from Mexico.
-- Arizona Republic
may find a way to beat Napolitano
The assumption in political circles is
that Democrat Janet Napolitano wins re-election in a cakewalk.
The race with Republican Len Munsil, however, should be interesting,
even if the outcome is lopsided. And there is good reason to
believe that the race may turn out far closer than conventional
wisdom has it...
dishonest journalists inherently dishonest?
Can a journalist who is willfully dishonest
in his immigration reporting be an exemplary citizen in every
other aspect of his life? -- Can a professional flout his own
trade's ethical code yet remain an otherwise reliable member
of society? -- Look at it this way: If you knew that a certain
-- Charlotte Observer
right to education draws illegals
Soft headed liberal policies, often pushed
under a rubric of "compassion," make folks in government
feel good when they are adopted. Officials can pat each other
on the back and tell themselves how much they care, how enlightened
they are. Such policies, however, frequently lead to consequences
the opposite of good government.
-- National Ledger
'Dog' Chapman - Where's the justice?
Duane 'Dog' Chapman caught a really bad
criminal in Mexico. Dog Chapman nailed convicted rapist Andrew
Luster, who had evaded U.S. law enforcement for over six months.
He captured Luster, who was eventually sentenced to 124 years
in jail. Now Duane 'Dog' Chapman is a wanted man. -- In Mexico.