Promising to Control the Border -- Again
The Government Cannot Be Trusted
|Washington Times -- March 19
Obama backs plan to legalize illegals -- Senators' plan 'promising'
Secure border? This happened yesterday!
President Obama gave a thumbs up Thursday to the outline of a plan to legalize illegal [aliens] and create a flow of low-skilled foreign workers for the future, saying the immigration bill being worked on by a Republican and a Democrat is "promising."
In their broad blueprint, Sens. Charles E. Schumer, New York Democrat, and Lindsey Graham, South Carolina Republican, call for illegal [aliens] to be put on a path to citizenship, offer green cards to keep high-skilled foreign university graduates and would create a temporary program for low-skilled workers, with some also getting the chance to become citizens. [...]
The supporters of the 2007 effort concluded that Americans didn't trust the government to secure the borders and enforce the laws, even as they were offering legalization, particularly since illegal immigration has only grown since a 1986 amnesty.
To combat that impression, Mr. Graham and Mr. Schumer said they'll include new enforcement at both the border and in the country's interior.
American Patrol Report Comment
The 1986 IRCA promised to secure the border. It wasn't done. The Secure Fence Act of 2006 was passed, but not implemented. The border remains open and we are not told the truth. The government cannot be trusted. The border must be proven to be secure before any discussion of immigration reform can even begin.
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|Arizona Republic -- Phoenix sc
Joe Arpaio: Crime sweep a success so far
Sixty-four arrests were made and more than 900 pounds of marijuana were seized in Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio's latest crime sweep of the Valley before deputies hit the roads again on Friday. -- Of the people arrested, 47 were determined by deputies to be in the country illegally, Arpaio said in a press conference Friday afternoon... [Related item from KNXV]
|Pam Meister -- Family Security Matters
Amnesty for illegal aliens in the works -- again
Congress just doesn't give up. Despite the American people having made their wishes known quite clearly back in 2007, yet a new plan to legalize illegal [aliens.... criminals] is in the works. -- The long-awaited framework, written by Sens. Charles E. Schumer, New York Democrat, and Lindsey Graham, South Carolina Republican, calls for illegal [aliens] to be put on a path to citizenship... [See Amnesty Watch]
|National Association of Former Border Patrol Officers
Latest NAFBPO update from south of the border
Culiacan, Sin., Mex. --This morning one woman and two men were found murdered in different locations. None have been identified. The woman was beat to death. She appears to be about 25 years old. -- The second fatality was a man about 35 years old. His hands and feet were tied and his mouth covered...
|Mark Krikorian -- National Review
Meet the new scheme, same as the old scheme
I'm traveling and don't have much time, but I noticed that Senators Schumer and Graham have a piece in the [Washington] Post laying out their "draft framework" for an immigration bill. Hey, I thought to myself, maybe they've resolved some of the disputes among the various pro-amnesty factions that had been delaying the presentation of a bill. ..
|Center for Immigration Studies
Latest news headlines from CIS
Phoenix -- Representatives of several [illegal alien] rights groups showed up at the state capital Thursday morning wanting to hand-deliver nearly 9,000 postcards to Gov. Jan Brewer. -- The cards were signed by people who oppose pending legislation that would create sweeping changes to state enforcement related to illegal immigration issues...
|Wall Street Journal
Fence frustrates Minutemen, too
Campo, Calif. -- Jim Wood doesn't think the U.S. government is adequately guarding the border with Mexico here. So he has taken on the job himself. -- While the federal government fumbles with mishaps and delays in the so-called virtual fence -- a network of cameras, sensors and radar that has cost more than $600 million...
|Michael Cutler -- Family Security Matters sc
Napolitano admits ineffectiveness of 'virtual fence'
This recent Washington Times article makes it clear that the Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security, Janet Napolitano is finally, at long last, conceding that the outrageously expensive "Virtual Fence," also known by a number of other military sounding names such as SBInet (Secure Border Initiative), is not performing as was claimed or was it was purportedly hoped it would...
States to feds: Take a hike!
On issues ranging from light bulbs and medical marijuana to health care mandates and gun regulations, states in a rising tsunami are challenging the federal government's authority to micromanage their affairs. -- "Since 2007, more than two dozen states have passed resolutions or laws denouncing and refusing to implement the federal REAL ID Act..."
|McAllen (Texas) Monitor
What is 'spillover?' It depends on whom you ask
Spillover violence from Mexico's drug wars has either already crossed from Mexico into the United States or it's a threat that's been present for years -- even decades -- that has not reared its ugly head on this side of the Rio Grande. -- It all depends on whom you ask...
|WOAI Radio -- San Antonio
Perry orders military helicopters to patrol border
Texas Gov. Rick Perry today ordered military helicopters dispatched to the Rio Grande, even as Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano said she would 'consider' the governor's request to use predator drones as sentinels along the border, 1200 WOAI news reports...
59% say U.S. should continue to build fence on U.S.-Mexico border
The Obama administration announced on Tuesday that it is halting funding of the fence along the U.S.-Mexico border, but 59% of Americans believe the United States should continue to build that fence. -- A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that just 26% of adults disagree and think the building of the fence should be stopped....
|The Cypress (Texas) Times
McCaul demands immediate action on border
With the war involving drug cartels once again escalating along the U.S.-Mexico border, Congressman Michael McCaul (R-TX 10) urged the DHS to reprioritize the installation of long-delayed security measures, some of which are part of SBInet, a program that has been plagued with cost overruns and delays... [See Napolitano Watch]
||Gun Owners of America -- Springfield, Va.
Tell Congress: We will remember in November!
It may be that by the time Monday rolls around, the House of Representatives will have voted on the anti-gun ObamaCare bill. -- By now, your Representatives have heard all the reasons why gun owners oppose the bill...
|Allan Wall -- VDare.com
Texas social studies standards and diversity
You just can't get around it. Public education always involves the teaching of certain standards. And some authority or group of authorities must decide on the standards. The only question is, what authorities? -- In the teaching of social studies, particularly history, there are all sorts of decisions that must be made...
|Wall Street Journal
Don't ask, don't tell, don't vote, don't debate
Democratic leaders are staunchly defending their possible use of a parliamentary maneuver to avoid a traditional vote on health care. Are they also getting ready to abandon a promise that lawmakers would have at least 72 hours to read and evaluate the language of the health care bill? [See "Hope & Change" Watch]
|Robert Moon -- The Examiner
Liberals gear up for million-criminal march
Imagine illegally breaking in to someone else's country, marching down their streets with your country's flags and demanding that they speak your language, educate your children and cut you welfare checks... all while branding anyone who dares to object as a bigot or xenophobe... [See Amnesty Watch]
|The Blog Prof sc
Chicago Law School faculty hated Obama
The smartest genius President evah [Obama] is nothing more than a cardboard cutout. A fraud. Doesn't exist. We don't even know how he did in school because to this day his transcripts are sealed. Turns out now that when he was an instructor at the Chicago, his colleagues who were actual Professors didn't like him and didn't want him...
Fairfax hands over 1,200 suspected illegal aliens to feds
Fairfax County [Va.] delivered more than 1,200 suspected illegal [aliens] to federal enforcement officials in the last year, a spike attributed to an increasingly popular criminal records-sharing system. -- As part of the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's Secure Communities program -- implemented last March...
PC BS run amok in the United Kingdom
British police officers have been warned not to ask people for their "Christian names" because they might risk offending people of different faiths, the Daily Mail reported. -- Under the strict new "diversity guidelines," law enforcement agents in Kent, U.K.. have also been told to avoid certain greetings and phrases, including "Evening all," "my dear" or "love."
|Investors Business Daily Editorial
Illegal Immigration: The government puts the brakes on a problem-plagued "virtual" fence on our border with Mexico. Whatever happened to the old-fashioned kind? If ever there was a shovel-ready project, this is it. -- The much-ballyhooed "virtual" fence that was supposed to monitor and control illegal immigration doesn't work... [Related feature]
|Mark Krikorian -- National Review
After health care, immigration?
Reader Stephen T. worries: Do you have any thoughts about how failure/passage of healthcare bodes for "immigration reform," AKA amnesty for illegal aliens? I have a bad feeling that failure of healthcare will impel Democrats to unite on amnesty in order to hand Obama *some* victory...
|Dave Gibson -- The Examiner
Six illegal aliens arrested for Maryland gang rape
On Tuesday, deputies in Charles County, MD arrested six illegal aliens in their residence on Nicholas Road. Detectives say the men are responsible for a gang rape which lasted several hours, which ended when the victim was able to escape her attackers... [See Crime Watch]
|Washington Watcher -- VDare.com
Saving the Tea Parties.... from Armey, or from Tancredo?
Late in February, The Politico reported on the attempts by various self described leaders of the leaderless Tea Party Movement's attempt to "target their own fringe." The Politico quoted a Fordham University political science professor predicting a "Bill Buckley moment" referring to the much-vaunted...
|Donald A. Collins -- VDare.com
Will Sunday's amnesty tantrum backfire?
This Sunday, March 21, 2010, the Treason Lobby is staging a march in Washington, DC. One hundred thousand protestors are reportedly being bused there to demand amnesty for the 12-plus million illegal aliens in the US now taking jobs from Americans and sopping up tax-supported services...