Tuesday, January 22, 2013
Greek Fence Cuts Illegal Immigration by 99%
Citizens Support It
Should Republicans confront Obama on the border issue?
|Southeast Europe Times -- January 2
Greek fence up at Turkish border as immigrants come by sea
As Greece completed a 10.5-kilometre long fence on its border with Turkey in a bid to keep out waves of illegal immigrants, a small overcrowded boat carrying Iraqis fleeing their country sank on December 15th off the island of Lesbos, within sight of Turkey, drowning 20.
The timing illustrated the plight of immigrants trying to get into the EU through its southernmost member state as Greece attempts to cope with flow of immigrants by land and sea.
Greek authorities hope that the 4-metre tall barbed-wire fence along the Evros River that cost more than 3 million euros will keep them out. [...]
Tens of thousands of undocumented immigrants used to cross into Greece from Turkey, but the wall and a trebling of border police on the Greek side has cut the numbers from 300 a day to 10-15 per month, according to Medecins Sans Frontieres.
Piril Ercoban, director of the Turkish pro-refugee Solidarity With Refugees Association, said a fence isn't a solution for people willing to escape from poverty and cruelty in their home countries.
"If obstacles are built, if fences are constructed, other ways can be found," Ercoban told SETimes. "As long as people feel the need to escape, they will find more expensive and risky solutions."
The fence, she said, will just push illegal immigration to other destinations, such as the Aegean and Bulgarian frontiers which aren't guarded as well.
American Patrol Report Comment
If Republicans had the courage to stand up for our culture and confront Obama directly on the border issue, they would regain public support.
Related: Preserving Western Civilization Citizens favor it, Globalists don't
|Marietta (Ga.) Daily Journal
Tea Party chairman frets over IMAGE program
Local Tea Party chairman J.D. Van Brink said county chairman Tim Lee has caused him to have reservations about the federal IMAGE immigration program. -- Van Brink said he became concerned after lunching with Lee at the Marietta Diner on Tuesday that IMAGE may not be the best way to tackle the problem of illegal immigration. -- "After having listened to Tim Lee's explanation I would say that IMAGE is a solution..."
|NAFBPO Disturbing photos
Latest NAFBPO update from south of the border
Montebello, Sin., Mex. -- A security guard who tried to thwart a kidnapping of a woman in a shopping mall was shot and killed when he intervened. Customers who observed the attempt alerted the guard, armed with a shotgun. When he confronted them, they shot him in the head. The 38 year old guard never fired a shot. The original kidnapping victim was left when the shooters fled...
Newest Hiring Trend for Members of Congress: Illegal aliens
To add to the list of jobs that Americans won't do: Congressional Staffer. -- It seems, after Freshman Representative Kyrsten Sinema (D-Ariz.) searched high and low for a United States citizen to fill the position of "Outreach Director" in one of her congressional offices, she came up empty handed and resigned herself to hiring an illegal alien for the position. -- Did I fool you? No? Good...
|James R. Edwards Jr. -- CIS.org
Enroll 'em first, verify'em later
With Obama's health law continuing to be put into effect, new regulations have been rolled out that relate to enrolling people in Medicaid, the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP), and for premium subsidies through the exchanges. The regulations squarely address aspects of verification of immigration status. Bottom line, it directs states and others to take someone's word for it that he or she is "lawfully present."
|Michael Snyder -- Economic Collapse Blog
Stats show how four years of Obama have wrecked the U.S. economy
The mainstream media covered the inauguration of Barack Obama with breathless anticipation on Monday, but should we really be celebrating another four years of Obama? The truth is that the first four years of Obama were an absolute train wreck for the U.S. economy. Over the past four years, the percentage of working age Americans with a job has fallen, median household income has declined by more than $4000..
|Rick Oltman of The Immigration Tea Party -- The Examiner
Obama II: Let the immigration games begin
Relax. There won't be an amnesty of illegal aliens this year. Proving it, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid declared on January 19th, "There will be nothing done in my Senate ... without a pathway to citizenship." Since most Americans oppose an amnesty that provides the gift of citizenship for what would be almost 40 million illegal aliens, this statement by Reid guarantees no amnesty will be passed...
Seafaring Border Patrol asking for help catching smugglers
The "Midnight Express" can't do it all. -- The aforementioned 39-foot-high speed boats are a favorite of the U.S. border patrol, which they contend is the fastest law enforcement boat in the world, with its 1,200 horsepower. -- But for border patrol agents in Southern California, horsepower isn't enough and they are asking local residents to join the hunt for smugglers along the coast of Del Mar...
|Marietta (Ga.) Daily Journal
Commissioners to hear about IMAGE
Tonight residents have the chance to sound off on the first of two public hearings addressing potential code changes, as well as controversial topics like the employment of illegal immigrants and owning backyard chickens. -- Community development director Rob Hosack says the county always considers code changes at this time of year...
Steve Jobs' widow moves to aid and abet illegals
The teenage girl peers into the camera, ready to divulge a secret. -- "All my siblings are documented except me," says the girl, identified onscreen as Cendy. "I know I have a lot of potential but that I might not get there because my status will hold me back." -- Cendy is one of millions of [aliens] who were brought illegally to the U.S. as children --- a group known as "DREAMers" by advocates of the Dream Act...
|D.A. King -- Marietta (Ga.) Daily Journal
No more Cobb courthouse illegal alien worker scandals!
Here is the pending replacement language of the Cobb County ordinance to require all taxpayer funded contractors to apply for the no-cost federal IMAGE certification program. -- The ordinance is sponsored by Commissioners Bob Ott and JoAnn Birrell. The Cobb County Board of Commissioners voted to become IMAGE certified last May. The vote was unanimous and bipartisan...
Rubio finds support on the right for an amnesty scheme
With leaders from both parties calling on Congress to take up immigration reform this year, Florida Sen. Marco Rubio has been meeting with news outlets and conservative opinion-shapers to lay out his vision for a plan that would offer temporary legal status to [illegal aliens]. Those applying would have to pass background checks and other tests designed to eventually lead from permanent residency to citizenship...
|Dr. Jerome R. Corsi -- WND.com
Obama lets Chinese own U.S. energy resources
The Obama administration is quietly allowing China to acquire major ownership interests in oil and natural gas resources across the U.S. -- The decision to allow China to compete for U.S. oil and natural gas resources appears to stem from a need to keep Beijing economically interested in lending to the U.S. The Obama administration has run $1-trillion-plus annual federal budget deficits since taking office...
|Joseph Farah -- WND.com
Obama wants background checks on you
What's the definition of irony? -- How about a sitting president who, after four years, has provided next to zero validated information about himself demanding that citizens of the United States undergo more federal background checks to exercise their most basic Second Amendment rights? -- That's just one of the outrages I find in the 23 executive orders issued by the White House designed to discourage law-abiding U.S. citizens...