Tuesday, January 31, 2012
Choir Boys Crossing the Border?
CRS misleads Americans about a real threat
|American Patrol Report -- January 31
The Congressional Research Service recently reported that less than 1% of aliens apprehended by the U.S. Border Patrol have serious criminal records. CRS even suggests that this means that the border is under control (page 41).
In 1999 3.1% of the adult population in the U.S. was under correctional supervision (probation, parole, jail or prison). Since about half of the population is women, who are a small fraction of inmates, the percent of the male population involved in the penal parole system approaches 6%. Hispanics are generally more than twice as likely to be imprisoned than non-Hispanic whites.
Are we importing choir boys?
Last year more than half of all people sent to federal prison for committing felony crimes were Hispanic.
Persons coming from Mexico may have a criminal record there, but we have no way of knowing. Moreover, only about one out of 1,000 crimes in Mexico is punished. And about 50,000 Mexicans have been murdered as part of the recent drug war, but few have been prosecuted.
How many Mexican crossing the border illegally have murdered someone in Mexico? Who knows?
Mexicans who cross the border for the first time will not have a criminal record in the U.S., but the there is a good likelihood some have committed crimes in Mexico, and will commit crimes in the U.S.
CRS is misleading the American people about a real threat. It is outrageous.
Democrats defend Obama regime over bungled gun sting
Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives on Tuesday sought to blunt political attacks on the Obama administration over a botched gun sting operation, finding that the idea of allowing weapons to go across the border to Mexico came from field agents and prosecutors. -- Democrats issued the report just two days before Republicans on the same panel plan to grill Attorney General Eric Holder...
|Bellingham (Wash.) Herald
Washington measure aims to slow spread of E-Verify
In Olympia, it's not all that often that immigrant advocacy groups and farmers are on the same side of a proposed bill. -- But the unlikely allies have teamed up this session to push a measure aimed at stopping more cities and counties from adopting a federal program that checks an individual's eligibility to work in the country...
|Georgia Public Broadcasting -- Atlanta
Bill to bar illegals from colleges tabled
Georgia's top university official asked lawmakers Tuesday to table a controversial bill. It would bar illegal immigrants from attending any of the state's 35 public colleges and universities. The bill would affect about 300 students, or one tenth of one percent of students enrolled in the University System of Georgia. --- Immigration enforcement advocate D.A. King said it was hard to believe...
Controller: California to run out of cash in March without action
California will run out of cash by early March if the state does not take swift action to find $3.3 billion through payment delays and borrowing, according to a letter state Controller John Chiang sent to state lawmakers today. -- The announcement is surprising since lawmakers previously believed the state had enough cash to last through the fiscal year that ends in June... [See Cal Meltdown Watch]
Failure to bring border-crossing fugitives to justice a national problem
Jorge Montiel fled to his hometown near Pachuca, Mexico, after he was alleged to have raped and murdered a Georgia housewife in October 2010. -- Federal agents tried to bring the international fugitive to justice, but something stood in the way: the cost. -- When the U.S. Justice Department called Forsyth County prosecutors to explain America's complex extradition process and to say the county would have to pay...
|Walter E. Williams -- LewRockwell.com
Obama's racial politics
There's been a heap of criticism placed upon President Barack Obama's domestic policies that have promoted government intrusion and prolonged our fiscal crisis and his foreign policies that have emboldened our enemies. Any criticism of Obama pales in comparison with what might be said about the American people who voted him in to the nation's highest office...
|Paul Craig Roberts -- Infowars -- Austin, Texas
Economics lesson 1
Last Friday (January 27) the US Bureau of Economic Analysis announced its advance estimate that in the last quarter of 2011 the economy grew at an annual rate of 2.8% in real inflation-adjusted terms, an increase from the annual rate of growth in the third quarter. -- Good news, right? -- Wrong. If you want to know what is really happening, you must turn to John Williams at shadowstats.com...
|John Miano -- Center for Immigration Studies sc
We're still waiting
President Obama says that "The H-1B should be reserved only for those companies who say they cannot find somebody in that particular field." -- Well Mr. President, when are you and the Democrats going to propose legislation to ensure that only companies that cannot find Americans can get H-1B visas? -- In fact, America's technology workers would probably even settle for you changing the law...
|Daily Caller -- Washington
Big Sis tells tall tales at National Press Club
Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano praised President Barack Obama's administration for taking the ":most serious" and "sustained actions" to secure the border in U.S. history. -- "The Obama administration has undertaken the most serious and sustained actions to secure our borders in our nation's history. And it is clear from every measure we currently have that this approach is working," she said...
|Kimberly Dvorak -- The Examiner
La Raza to fight Congress on proposed law closing child tax credit for illegals
Behind the scenes, National Council of La Raza continues its work to protect illegal [aliens] from U.S. tax law. While the U.S. taxpayers are on the hook for $15 trillion of debt, La Raza would like to give illegals up to $1,800 in tax credits. -- "In order to extend the payroll tax holiday, Congress is considering a policy this week that will devastate over five million children in [illegal alien] families across the country...
|KNBC-TV -- Los Angeles
Big Sis has big ears
Two British tourists were detained and refused entry into the U.S. last Monday by officials at Los Angeles International Airport after lightheartedly sharing on Twitter their intent to "destroy America." -- Leigh Van Bryan, 26, said he used the term "destroy" as slang for partying in a tweet that read, "Free this week, for quick gossip/prep before I go and destroy America."...
|Arizona Daily Star -- Tucson
New indictment in Arizona border agent's killing
A fourth indictment naming additional defendants has been handed up against those accused of killing U.S. Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry [pictured] on Dec. 14, 2010, newly released documents show. -- All the defendants' names are blacked out in the November 2011 indictment except two: Manuel Osorio-Arellanes, who was wounded at the scene of Terry's slaying and has been incarcerated...
A divide on the payoff of legalizing illegals
...Maria Martinez, the executive director of the Immigration Reform Coalition of Texas, accused the partnership of being little more than peddlers of economic snake oil for neglecting to account for the financial drain of providing services to illegal [aliens]. -- Ms. Martinez's group has supported a ban on so-called sanctuary cities in Texas, citing the need to preserve jobs for citizens and the potential financial benefits...
|Arizona Republic -- Phoenix
Arizona Latino leaders, White House officials meet
A White House meeting in Phoenix on Saturday with local Latino leaders to discuss a wide range of issues ended up being dominated by concerns over President Barack Obama's immigration policies. -- The daylong meeting was intended to give local Latino leaders the chance to discuss issues such as jobs, health care and education with senior White House officials. But many of the people who showed up...
To stop corruption, changes may be coming to border
As the threat of internal corruption dogs the ranks of border security forces, the Obama administration is considering regularly rotating agents to other locations to distance them from the persuasive power and money of Mexico's drug cartels. -- Such a decision would subject locally recruited U.S. Border Patrol agents and Customs and Border Protection officers to the periodic relocations already required...
|The Hill -- Washington
Big Sis promises more efficient, 'information-driven' national security
Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano pledged Wednesday for a more efficient approach to protecting the nation's security by expanding measures to allow the department to better collect and share important information. -- The department would initiate a "drive toward a risk-based, information-driven approach to security," Napolitano said...
|Fronteras Desk -- Tempe, Arizona
Tijuana killings disrupt period of relative calm
San Diego -- The slayings of five males in Tijuana on Saturday has disrupted a long period of calm in the city, a reminder that despite a recent decrease in drug violence, cartel rivalries in Tijuana are still active. -- Gunmen stormed a family gathering in a central Tijuana neighborhood Saturday night, took four men and a 13-year-old boy into the kitchen...
|Fronteras Desk -- Tempe, Arizona
Border Patrol base aims to thwart smuggling in New Mexico
In an ongoing effort to seal the border with Mexico, the U.S. Border Patrol is building a new substation in the southwest corner of New Mexico, considered one of the weaker points along the international line. -- The substation, or forward operating base, will be located in Hidalgo County, also known as New Mexico's boot heel. -- A billboard advertising Hidalgo County displays the towering silhouette of two cowboys...
|James Fulford -- VDare.com
Jeb Bush: Treason lobbyist
Jeb Bush, the former governor of Florida, is married to Columba Garnica Gallo, from Guanajuato, Mexico, and is the father of the half-Mexican George P. Bush, who seems to have been indoctrinated by his mother as a Hispanic race warrior. George P. Bush told a Hispanic Republican rally in 2000 that "She told me we have to fight for our race, we have to find the leaders who represent us". [Reuters, August 2, 2000]...
|The Dustin Inman Society -- Marietta, Ga.
Action needed Monday and Tuesday!
PLEASE Help us get HB 59 out of the House Higher Education Committee. -- Your phone calls and emails are your voice! The illegal alien lobby is very active in trying to kill HB 59 in order to keep illegal aliens (who are ineligible to work anywhere in the country) in Georgia's post secondary education classroom seats. Below are suggested points to make in your calls and e-mails...
Obama custom tailors his pitch to Latinos
President Barack Obama's got a version of his "We can't wait" drive customized for the Latino audience. -- Never heard of it? Unless you're a Latino voter, that's no surprise. -- Over the past few months, the Obama administration has rolled out a series of executive actions that often garner little attention from the English-language press but get huge coverage in the Spanish-language media and other outlets...