Headlines and quotes from all over (12/18/2006 – 12/26/2006):
The American Civil Liberties Union and the Mexican American Legal Defense and Education Fund filed the suit on behalf of Farmers Branch residents and landlords.
[Like the Blogroll in the sidebar says: Stop the ACLU! - Ed.]
Legislation reportedly being developed ahead of Congress’ return next week aims to expand the number of illegal immigrants that could become eligible for citizenship beyond the estimated 7 million given the opportunity in a bill that won Senate support earlier this year but fell in the House.
They’re already writing it up. The Republican point man in the Senate? St. John of Tucson.
The lawmakers are considering abandoning a requirement in the Senate bill that would compel several million illegal immigrants to leave the United States before becoming eligible to apply for citizenship.
The defense giant taps an IT incubator to help it put together a networked grid for Homeland Security.
WASHINGTON, Dec. 26 (UPI) — As the new president of Mexico, Felipe Calderon, begins his term, one unresolved question from the past remains. Why did Mexico under his predecessor, Vicente Fox, reach a turning point at which history failed to turn?
President Fox, candidate of the “Alliance for Change,” made minimal changes to the country despite his expectations-filled victory in July 2000.
Playing off Mayor Lou Barletta recent crackdown on illegal immigrants, a satirical Web site claims he launched a campaign against Santa Claus.
They may not be as tall and slim as the models in Miss Universe. But the prostitutes participating in Mexico City’s Miss Meche had just as big smiles.
In his first three weeks in office, President Felipe Calderon has sent a message to the rogue powers that have paralyzed or terrorized much of Mexico: Enough is enough.
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents removed more than 2,300 illegal aliens from the country in the past two weeks …4,300 down; 9,995,700 to go.
The bipartisan bill would place millions of illegal immigrants on a more direct path to citizenship.
[And just where are our elected representatives when we need them? Make sure yours doesn't go and do anything, well bipartisan. From this renewed attempt to abdicate the sovereignty of the nation in order to pander for 11 million votes, it is evident that the 100 million voters formerly known as U.S. Citizens needs to throw out this bunch of incumbents, too. - Ed.]
And inside the article is this charming piece of news:
The lawmakers are also considering denying financing for 700 miles of fencing along the border with Mexico, a law championed by Republicans that passed with significant Democratic support.
[Perfect. Just perfect. Perhaps it's time to start recall proceedings now. - Ed.]
Some Columbia University students who disrupted a speech in October by Minuteman Project founder Jim Gilchrist with a wild protest could be executed.
The school’s President Lee Bollinger says the students are being charged with breaking the school’s code of conduct, and they will meet with a dean who will decide their fate.
It’s pretty rare to see Michelle, on the one hand, and the Wall Street Journal editors, on the other, agree on matters of immigration policy. Yet both seem convinced that the recent raids on the Swift & Company meat-packing plants were nothing but a cheap political stunt. You know, just pandering to the base.
Immigration officials say some workers seized in meatpacking raids released pending hearings
Dozens of illegal immigrants arrested in last week’s meatpacking plant raids have been released for humanitarian reasons pending immigration hearings, a government official said Friday….
Enforcing immigration laws = genocide. “This unfortunately reminds me of when Hitler began rounding up the Jews for no reason and locking them up,” Democratic Party activist Carla Vela said. “Now they’re coming for the Latinos, who will they come…
A U.S. labor union says a congressional auditor’s report strengthens its case that border officials are law enforcement officers.
3 Illegal Immigration Myths 9 Ways To Make America A Better Place To Live A Conversation About Abortion Answering 20…
Another libtarded lie bites it, but not to worry the dhimmicrats will never let reality or facts stand in the way of their enlightened vision of the way things stand in their mind – their motto? Facts are irrelevant!
The reporting on the Swift raids continues: The line of applicants hoping to fill jobs vacated by undocumented workers taken away by immigration agents at the Swift & Co. meat-processing plant earlier this week was out the door Thursday. …
Nothing but democrat/liberal payback for special interest groups: Democrats in Congress will be raising the minimum wage, renewing the No Child Left Behind education act, boosting energy alternatives to oil and completing an overhaul of the immigration system that includes a guest-worker program. Except for one thing, these are PRESIDENT BUSH’s …
In the crossings at the United States’ southern border, tens of thousands of illegal Mexican immigrants head each year in the direction of Mexico. While no statistics are kept on this reverse migration, researchers in both countries suggest that the numbers have declined as border controls have tightened in recent years.
Not much happens at the Free Trade Bridge here, one of the most remote and least-used international crossings on the Southwest border.
A Mexican cook who was kidnapped along with four others from a hunting ranch near the Texas border last month has been released, officials said Tuesday.
Remember how the apologists for illegal immigration say that illegals are necessary because the “natives” refuse to do the work?
Mexico leader makes first trip to U.S. border, says he’ll focus on creating jobs for residents
This was the fourth objective listed in the immigration speech remix, you may recall.
Mexicans report feeling less stress than people in nine other countries around the world, according to a poll.
For the “hispanic” workers arrested at Swift the other week: Fewer Hispanic immigrants are being hired to replace meatpacking workers arrested at Swift & Co. plants in Grand Island, Neb., and Greeley, Colo., during last week’s immigration raid, union officials said Tuesday.
Suspected Drug Kingpin From Mexico in U.S. Court on Charges of Running a Criminal Enterprise
Prof. Streamas’s view is that “The fence is no different than a Confederate flag or a swastika.” Than a swastika? Taking the view that immigration laws ought to be enforced, and that some limits on immigration are proper, is tantamount to endorsing the killing of Jews and an explicit ideology of racial superiority?
I get a bit weary of faux-shocked irony employed as a response to racist shitbags.
I prefer simply pointing out that this racist shitbag of a professor is a racist shitbag, and leave it at that.
Congressman hosts rally asking Bush to stop ‘miscarriage of justice’ Posted: December 20, 2006 1:00 a.m. Eastern By Art Moore © 2006 WorldNetDaily.com A Border Patrol agent sentenced to prison along with his partner for shooting and wounding a man smuggling drugs into the U.S. will appear with a congressman tomorrow at a rally asking President Bush to offer a pardon.
Grassfire.org has an online petition to Bush for a pardon for the agents. Hit it! to Bush for a pardon for the agents.Immigration law changes not a top Democratic priority
Sen.-elect Claire McCaskill wants the U.S. government to ramp up security by building a new border fence, avoid giving undocumented immigrants a chance for legalization, punish employers that hire them, and resist business-lobby pressures to create a temporary guest worker program for foreigners.
A Mexican Mafia member who controlled Hispanic street gangs that operated across Orange County was sentenced today to 14 years in federal prison after pleading guilty earlier this year to violating federal racketeering and narcotics laws.
I have a few follow-up comments to my colleague Mike Cutler’s excellent posting below about the plan by DHS to abandon efforts to implement the departure control provisions of the US VISIT entry/exit border security system.
Q. Is ICE getting serious about workplace enforcement?
A. Not really. DHS Secretary, Chertoff, repeatedly says that in order to control illegal labor in the workplace, the U.S. needs a guest worker program. It appears that the raids are a token effort to convince the citizens that the DHS is enforcing the law — this in an attempt to justify a guest worker program wanted by President Bush.
Lots more. Read it all. (Hat tip: Michelle Malkin).
Once again, Geraldo hitches himself to the wrong wagon…
RIVERA: Do you what it’s like to work in a meat packing plant? Do you know what it’s like to kill those cows?…
O’REILLY: Geez, I can’t believe you.
RIVERA: And carve those steaks? Do you know why they’re working there, they’re almost exclusively illegal? Because no citizen will take that crappy job.
O’REILLY: That’s bull. I don’t believe that for a second.
RIVERA: It is not, Bill, why do you think they’re doing it?
O’REILLY: Because Mexico can’t provide them with jobs. That’s why!
RIVERA: But United States unemployment is four percent. Where are you going to find people to fill those jobs? You can’t. You can’t.
The line of applicants hoping to fill jobs vacated by undocumented workers taken away by immigration agents at the Swift & Co. meat-processing plant earlier this week was out the door Thursday.
Greg Bonifacio heard about the job openings on television and brought his passport, his Colorado driver’s license, his Social Security card and even a color photograph of himself as a young Naval officer to prove his military service.
“I don’t want to hassle with any identification problems because of my last name,” said Bonifacio, a 59- year-old Thornton resident of Filipino heritage.
If you were entertaining any illusions that your government was in any way serious about border security, this article will go a long way towards disabusing you of that silly notion.
Nancy Pelosi’s spokesperson told the San Antonio Express-News that immigration is “absolutely a top priority” for the new Speaker of the House – even though it’s not on her list of things to do when Democrats take control next month….
I have news which I’m sure will shock President Bush, Senator McCain and every other blow-hard who insists illegal aliens are doing jobs Americans won’t don’t–American citizens are literally lining up out the door applying for the jobs vacated by the deported and arrested Swift Co. illegal alien workers.
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