Thursday, February 23, 2012
Romney Stands Out
Toughest on Illegal Immigration
|Fox News -- February 22
GOP Hopefuls Vow to Fight Illegal Immigration at Arizona Debate
Facing off in the state that pioneered a recent turn toward local enforcement of federal immigration law, Republican presidential candidates vowed to do more to combat illegal immigration at Wednesday's primary debate in Mesa, Arizona.
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Former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney said he looked to Arizona's controversial approach to immigration as a model. If elected, Romney said he would suspend federal lawsuits against state laws such as Arizona's SB 1070.
Romney also voiced support for building a wall on the U.S.-Mexican border and mandating the use of E-Verify to deter undocumented immigrants from finding employment.
Newt Gingrich said he would devote as many resources as necessary to securing the United States' southern border, including the construction of a double fence and the deployment of thousands more Homeland Security Department employees to border areas.
Libertarian Ron Paul dismissed the idea of a border wall, calling it a waste of taxpayer money, but said the problem of undocumented immigrants receiving government benefits must be addressed.
Rick Santorum also said he would beef up efforts to combat illegal immigration.
American Patrol Report: Glenn Spencer, head of American Border Patrol, said he will vote for Mitt Romney in the Arizona Republican primary election. "Mitt Romney has taken a stand on illegal immigration that is proportional to the problem," Spencer said. "If Barack Obama is re-elected I doubt that the nation could survive another four years of open borders and lawlessness," he added.
Spencer said Romney is a proven leader and understands the importance of the freedom to succeed and fail. "I have an idea liberals would like to outlaw sports because they hate to see anyone lose," Spencer quipped.
|Brenda Walker -- VDare.com sc
Shutdown of 287(g) as Seen by an Ohio sheriff
Butler County Ohio is located in the southern part of the state next to Indiana, so you might not think that illegal immigration would be a problem there, far from the southern border. -- On the contrary, last year 30 to 40 illegal aliens were shipped out from the county every week for federal deportation. Everywhere is a a border state now. -- The local report below describes a Butler Country situation in which...
|Republican American -- Waterbury, Conn.
Insanity: Yale files lawsuit to stop immigration detainers
A Yale Law School clinic is suing Connecticut officials in an effort to stop them from detaining alleged criminals under a federal immigration enforcement program. -- The Worker and Immigration Rights Advocacy Clinic announced the federal lawsuit against state prison officials Wednesday. It targets the detention component of the Secure Communities program run by Immigration and Customs Enforcement...
|Dave Gibson -- The Examiner
Public school teachers still indoctrinating kids for Obama
Parents of Tipps Elementary School students in Houston are angry over a poem which was sent recently sent home with kindergartners, along with a note attached stating: "Attached is a chant about President Barack Obama. All Kindergarteners will be required to learn the chant for the Black History program" -- KTRH News reports that while the poem or "chant" was intended for parents to see...
|Jim Kouri, CPP -- The Examiner sc
Arpaio to Santorum: No endorsement until my probe of Obama complete
The man known to millions of Americans as "America's Toughest Sheriff" is being actively courted by GOP presidential candidates, such as Rick Santorum, for his endorsement. But Maricopa County (Arizona) Sheriff Joe Arpaio claims he wishes to complete his investigation of President Barack Obama before endorsing anyone, according to a statement released on Wednesday...
|Stephen Dinan -- Washington Times
Obama's DOJ dismisses leniency request for Border Patrol agent
Months after Rep. Duncan Hunter asked the Justice Department to consider leniency for Border Patrol Agent Jesus E. Diaz Jr., who was convicted of using excessive force in arresting an illegal [alien], the Obama administration has brushed that request. -- In October and again in November, Mr. Hunter, a California Republican, asked the Justice Department to forgo collecting a court-imposed fine...
|Los Angeles Times
L.A. County Sheriff turns outlaw; licensing invaders OK with him
Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca said he supports the idea of allowing illegal [aliens] to have driver's licenses as long as they have been in the United States for a number of years without committing other crimes. -- Baca's comments Thursday come as Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck has also expressed support for driver's license for illegal [aliens]...
|KNSD-TV -- San Diego
Panderfest 2012: Illegal alien with fake IDs released in U.S.
A casino customer was detained by immigration officials for nearly a week, then released here in the U.S., despite his illegal status. -- U.S. Border Patrol says a typical detention after catching someone in the U.S. illegally is 72 hours. But it varies depending on the case. -- In this case the man, identified only as Sebastian, said he was wrongly detained for 6 days, earlier this month...
|Greg Sargent -- Washington Post
Romney: Arizona immigration law a 'model'
In terms of the impact it could have in November, the most important moment of last night's debate may have come when Mitt Romney hailed the Arizona immigration law as a "model" for the nation while Sheriff Joe Arpaio beamed approvingly. -- After moderator John King noted that Sheriff Arpaio said it was "political garbage" to not arrest and deport illegal [aliens]...
Second gun used in ICE agent murder linked to ATF scheme
Prosecutors recently sentenced a Texas man, Manuel Barba, for trafficking a weapon connected to the murder of Immigration and Customs (ICE) Agent Jaime Zapata. Nobody was more astonished to learn of the case than Zapata's parents, who didn't know that Barba had been arrested or linked to their son's murder. -- "The family was obviously surprised to learn that there was a case involving a weapon linked to the Zapata incident..."
|David Martosko -- Daily Caller
Congressional investigations sought over IRS 'assault' on tea party groups
On Tuesday, Jamie Radtke, a Republican U.S. Senate candidate from Virginia, asked California Republican Rep. Darrell Issa to investigate what she said was unfair treatment of tea party groups by the Internal Revenue Service. Issa chairs the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform. -- Radtke is a former president of the Richmond Tea Party...
Destructive president continues his shameless Hispandering
President Barack Obama is telling Latino voters their choice in the election "will not be that difficult" because he's the only one who backs comprehensive immigration reform [aka amnesty]. -- In a reference to Mitt Romney, Obama says the GOP's "leading candidate" would even veto the Dream Act, which gives a pathway to citizenship to children here illegally if they attend college or join the military...
Legally armed homeowner catches thief, is jailed for firing warning shot
A61-year-old New Hampshire man is facing felony charges for firing a warning shot into the ground before apprehending a burglar who had just ransacked his home. -- WMUR-TV reported that Dennis Fleming caught the thief coming out of a neighbor's home and held him at gunpoint until police arrived. But despite the support of his neighbors, police have charged him with reckless conduct...
|Patrick J. Buchanan -- LewRockwell.com
The Empire must be dismantled if U.S. is to survive
Recently fired from MSNBC for being anti-war and politically incorrect, Pat sits down with Russia Today to discuss the US's Islamic wars over the last 20 years. The former US presidential advisor and candidate, Buchanan's most recent book is Suicide of a Superpower: Will America Survive to 2025? and he is the subject of a new biography by Timothy Stanley, The Crusader: The Life and Tumultuous Times of Pat Buchanan.
|Shepard Ambellas -- The Intel Hub
CFR-backed cyber security shill pushes for police state
Cyber security is becoming an increasingly dangerous issue from several perspectives --- not only from an actual security standpoint, but from the aspect that new laws can be manipulated (by the powers that be) to limit internet and file / information sharing as well as access amongst the general populace. -- CFR backed figurehead Eric Fischer, Senior Specialist in Science and Technology...
|Dave Gibson -- The Examiner
A reminder of who Sheriff Paul Babeu really is
With the recent admission by Pinal County Sheriff Paul Babeu that he is gay, many conservatives are turning away from the sheriff and dropping their support for his Congressional run. -- True to form, the mainstream media has been skewering Babeu and exhibiting the kind of hypocrisy on this matter that was once only reserved for the Democrat Party (rather redundant... I know)...
|Alan Caruba -- Family Security Matters
The Federal Reserve ripoff
I have not been kind to Ron Paul and his participation in the Republican primary campaigns and it has taken me a while to understand why he is doing this. It is clear that he wants to be around to influence the Republican platform and the issue about which he is abundantly correct is the Federal Reserve. -- Anyone taking notice of Obama's latest budget has to conclude that his mission is to crash the nation's economy...
|Allan Wall -- VDare.com
Solis to American Farmers: Replace your nephew with an illegal alien!
I was raised on a family farm, where I did all sorts of farm work in my formative years. -- Let's see --- I fed and watered calves, drove cattle, milked cows, washed the dairy barn, searched for lost livestock, fed and watered sheep, gave medicine to sheep, docked lambs, fed swine, chickens, ducks, geese and goats, butchered chickens, gathered eggs, chased various escaping animals...
|Fronteras Desk -- Phoenix
Study: Latinos having more kids than whites
The U.S. Census revealed that Latinos now make up 16 percent of the population and that number is growing fast. New analysis of 2010 Census Bureau figures by the Pew Hispanic Center offers some simple reasons why. -- More Latina women than white women gave birth between the summers of 2009 and 2010: 8.1 percent of Latinas between the ages of 15 and 44 had a child, compared to 5.9 percent of white women...
|WJZ-TV -- Baltimore
Baltimore mayor favors keeping criminal aliens in U.S.
Despite protests from city leaders nationwide, a controversial immigration enforcement program comes to Baltimore. It started Tuesday and Baltimore's mayor is speaking out against it. --- Right across the street from Baltimore's central booking was a rally to block a controversial jail-based [deportation] program. -- "We are going backwards instead of forwards in our country..."
|American Border Patrol
Photos of the day
Photo of U.S. Army Stryker seen in position north of border near Douglas, Arizona. Glenn Spencer of American Border Patrol, pilot of the surveillance airplane, said the deployment of the Strykers reminded him of the use of the National Guard. "They were basically in the same outpost locations as the National Guard, and with hardly any additional capability," he said...
|Dave Gibson -- The Examiner
E-Verify bill clears Iowa House panel
Des Moines -- On Tuesday, the House Judiciary Committee approved a measure requiring businesses to use the federal identification and eligibility program known as E-Verify for all potential employees. -- The bill (House File 2156) also provides a 10-day license suspension for any business found with illegal aliens in their employ. A second violation within three years would result in permanent revocation...
|New Haven (Conn.) Independent
Invaders demand Connecticut governor's protection
On Day One of a new federal program that has reignited fears in Fair Haven, [illegal aliens] converged on the Capitol to plead with the governor to protect them. -- Dozens of janitors; day laborers from Grand Avenue, the commercial center of New Haven's Latino community; and union and [illegal alien] advocates made a trip to the Capitol Wednesday morning, the day the federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement...