Five Questions Jim Lehrer Should Ask
Huffington Post has a good idea
|Huffington Post -- October 2
5 Questions on Immigration We Wish Jim Lehrer Would Ask
[...] Like all voters, Asians and Latinos consistently place the economy on top of their list of concerns and the economy is rightfully the focus of the debate. Nevertheless, immigration is a top concern for immigrant communities and is inextricably tied to the economy. In recognition of this, we're proposing five immigration questions that Jim Lehrer, Wednesday's debate moderator, probably won't ask, but should...
American Patrol Report
5 Questions on Immigration We Wish Jim Lehrer Would Ask
[Repeat above paragraph]...
1. President Obama, we have more than twelve million Americans unemployed - with at least that many illegal aliens in our midst. Aren't you making matters worse by granting illegal aliens work permits?
2. President Obama, According to U.S. Border Patrol data, there has been a significant surge across our border since you started your amnesty program. Why is this happening?
3. President Obama, in 2006 you voted to build 700 miles of double-layered fence on the border, but only 36 miles has been built. Should we finish the job you voted to do?
4. President Obama, L.A. schools are 73 percent Hispanic, but 60% do not graduate. -- Only 5% of Mexican immigrants in California have a college degree, yet 70% of Asian immigrants do. Should we continue to blame our schools for this?
5. Your Secretary of Labor once said, "We are all Americans, whether you are legalized or not." Do you agree?
Florida justices hearing illegal alien lawyer case
Tallahassee -- The Florida Supreme Court is hearing oral arguments about whether an illegal immigrant can be granted a law license. -- The case will be heard Tuesday. -- Jose Godinez-Samperio came to the United States from Mexico at age 9. He has since graduated from college, earned a law degree and passed the Florida Bar. -- The Board of Bar Examiners has asked the Supreme Court for an advisory opinion on...
|NAFBPO Disturbing photos
Special press release
Early this morning, Tuesday, October 2, two Border Patrol Agents were shot. One, whose name we do not yet know, was killed. The shootings reportedly took place eight miles north of the international border with Mexico, near the town of Naco, Arizona. The agents were thought to be responding to sensor alerts. Drugs may have been involved but we lack any further details at this moment. We note the cruel irony that this murder takes place within a week after the Border Patrol station...
Obama to resume flying invaders back to Mexico at your expense
San Diego -- The U.S. government began flying Mexican deportees home on Tuesday in a two-month experiment aimed at relieving Mexican border cities overwhelmed with people ordered to leave the United States. -- The flights will run twice a week from El Paso, Texas, to Mexico City until Nov. 29, at which time both governments will evaluate the results and decide whether to continue...
|Terence P. Jeffrey -- CNS News
Obama increased foreign aid 80%; spent 76% more on foreign aid than border security
From fiscal 2008 to fiscal 2011, according to the U.S. Treasury, the federal government increased spending on foreign aid by 80 percent and, in fiscal 2011, spent 76 percent more on foreign aid than it did securing the borders of the United States. -- In fiscal 2008, the government spent a total of $11.427 billion in international assistance programs, according to the Monthly Treasury Statement...
|Jason Richwine -- National Review
The congealing pot
They're not just like the Irish --- or the Italians or the Poles, for that matter. The large influx of Hispanic immigrants after 1965 represents a unique assimilation challenge for the United States. Many optimistic observers have assumed --- incorrectly, it turns out --- that Hispanic immigrants will follow the same economic trajectory European immigrants did in the early part of the last century...
|KTAR -- Phoenix
Murdered Border Patrol agent identified
A Border Patrol agent was shot to death Tuesday in Arizona near the U.S.-Mexico line, the first fatal shooting of an agent since a deadly 2010 firefight with Mexican bandits that spawned congressional probes of a botched government gun-smuggling investigation. -- The agent, Nicolas Ivie, 30, and a colleague were on patrol in the desert near Naco, Ariz., about 100 miles from Tucson, when shooting broke out...
|KTAR -- Phoenix
Brian Terry Foundation statement on Border Patrol shooting
Today's shooting of two U.S. Border Patrol agents near Naco, AZ is a tragic reminder of the dangers faced by the brave men and women who patrol our borders and keep our nation safe. It is also a graphic reminder of the inherent dangers that threaten the safety of those who live and work near the border. It's a stark reminder of the armed criminals who roam the border seeking to do harm to those who cross their paths...
|The Intel Hub
Operation Fast and Furious tied to 2010 Juarez massacre
Fox news is now reporting that guns from Attorney General Eric Holder's Operation Fast and Furious are tied to the 2010 Juarez massacre and other murders in Mexico. -- In the article published by Fox today, the first of October, 2012, they point out that: "A new report finds dozens of weapons recovered in Mexico have been connected with the ill-fated and ill-conceived anti-gunrunning program..."
|KOLD-TV -- Tucson
Report shows sheriff traveling 62 mph before crash
Flagstaff -- The former Cochise County sheriff had been traveling at 62 mph along a dirt and gravel road in northern Arizona when he lost control of his vehicle and died. -- A report released Monday by the Coconino County Sheriff's Office says the black box in Larry Dever's vehicle also shows that the seat belt was unbuckled. -- Dever was on his way to meet family members for a camping and hunting trip...
|Fox News Latino
Romney won't revoke invader work visas under Obama scheme
Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney says he would honor temporary work permits for young [illegal aliens] who were allowed to stay in the U.S. because of President Barack Obama's new temporary policy of so-called "deferred action." -- In an interview appearing in Tuesday's Denver Post, Romney said that people who are able to earn the two-year visas to stay and work...
|Dave Gibson -- The Examiner
Obama demonized ICE agents for votes
While it has become painfully obvious that President Obama has little-to-no respect for this nation's immigration laws, he once actually claimed that Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents were tearing "nursing mothers from their babies." -- He made the absurd comment while pandering to Hispanic voters at the 2008 National Council of La Raza Conference in San Diego...
In Obama's economy, immigrants outpace native-born Americans
Immigrant job-seekers have gained far more in President Barack Obama's weak economy than have native-born Americans, according to government data. -- Since Obama's inauguration, employers have fired and hired millions of workers during the bust and slow recovery. The net result is that they employed more than 1.7 million more immigrants --- but only 418,000 more native-born Americans --- in August 2012...
|Glenn Spencer -- American Border Patrol
Naco border fence inadequate
Reports are coming in that the U.S. Border Patrol agent that was killed early this morning was responding to a ground sensor alarm. This is not surprising since the area around Naco is swarming with drug smugglers. -- John Ladd owns a ranch that runs for ten miles along the border just west of Naco. Just last week, John told me that in the past month three drug loads of drugs were driven across his ranch...
|American Border Patrol
Photos of the day
Glenn Spencer lives right next to a U.S. Border Patrol camera tower. He has for seven years. He reports that lately the U.S. Government has been treating him like a suspect. -- The top photo shows the U.S. Border Patrol camera pointing directly at him - and he is on his own property. He was inspecting strange footprints and tracks on his property...
Border agents were not shot at Brian Terry Station
A U.S. Border Patrol agent was killed and another wounded in a shooting early Tuesday in Arizona near the U.S.-Mexico line, according to the Border Patrol. -- The agents were shot while patrolling on horseback in Naco, Ariz., at about 1:50 a.m. MST Tuesday, the Border Patrol said in a statement. -- The agents who were shot were on patrol with a third agent, who was not harmed...
Report says Border Patrol shooting occurred at Brian Terry Station
Two U.S. Border Patrol agents were shot, one fatally, Tuesday morning in an area in south Arizona known as a major drug-smuggling corridor, authorities said. -- The identities of the agents were not immediately released, but the shooting occurred at the Brian Terry Station near Naco, Ariz., which is just south of Tucson. The station was named after an agent who was killed in the line of duty in December 2010... [See station]
|KOLD-TV -- Tucson
Border Patrol agent killed, one other injured in Naco shooting
One Border Patrol agent has died and another has non-life threatening injuries following a shooting near Naco, according to a Border Patrol spokesperson. -- Both agents were assigned to the Brian Terry Station in the Tucson Sector. -- The injured agent has been airlifted to a hospital. Names of the agents are being withheld until next of kin has been notified, Border Patrol stated...
|Patrick Gavin -- Politico
Perot: Fiscal nightmare means U.S. could be taken over
Ross Perot, the billionaire who shook up the 1992 presidential campaign, has largely remained silent since his emergence on the nation's political stage nearly two decades ago and as he emerges from the shadows (in part to drum up interest in his forthcoming autobiography), he's remaining silent about one more thing: the current top candidates running for office...