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"Illegals From Terror-Sponsoring Nations at Large in US" - 08/21/06

This is a couple weeks old, but from this: Almost half of the illegal aliens arriving in the U.S. from terrorist-sponsoring or "special interest" nations in the past few years have been released into the American population following their apprehension.

Immigrant Mobilization Project, Nilda Flores-Gonzalez - 08/18/06

In the July 18 post Esther J. Cepeda: "May [illegal immigration] marchers mostly U.S. citizens" I discussed the findings of a "study" done by a group calling itself the "Immigrant Mobilization Project" which was supposedly affiliated with the University of Illinois-Chicago.

National Restaurant Association wants DHS to finesse 'no-match' letters - 08/17/06

From a press release: The National Restaurant Association this week sent a letter to the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS).

Napolitano, Arpaio complain about ICE official not doing job - 08/16/06

This is slightly surprising: Arizona Gov. Janet Napolitano and Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio have written U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff strongly complaining about a top federal immigration official in Phoenix. Napolitano and Arpaio do not directly name the special agent at the Immigration & Customs Enforcement Agency in Phoenix. But state government and Sheriff's office sources say the subject of the criticism is Special Agent in Charge Roberto Medina. The governor and sheriff are upset with lack of cooperation from Medina when it comes to sharing intelligence...

Harry Reid perpetuates illegal alien "Catch and Release" - 07/13/06

From a John Cornyn statement (via this): An amendment to help DHS end "Catch and Release" was just killed by Sen. Reid. He raised a "point of order" against the amendment, preventing a vote on Sen. Cornyn's amendment. From an earlier description of the amendment: U.S. Sen.

"Feds admit failure to stop illegal hiring" - 06/21/06

From link: Washington --- The Bush administration acknowledged Monday the wholesale failure of past efforts to enforce immigration laws in the workplace and warned that a major Senate-passed overhaul fails to provide the necessary tools to fix the problem.

Ninety former DHS officials cashing in - 06/19/06

From "Former Antiterror Officials Find Industry Pays Better" (link):

Whistleblower: USCIS broken, infiltrated by operatives of hostile foreign countries - 06/13/06

From this: The U.S. immigration system is so broken that it can't be fixed, a former top security official at the Department of Homeland Security's Citizenship and Immigration Services (CIS) told NewsMax in an exclusive interview. "Internal corruption at CIS is so pervasive that hostile foreign governments have penetrated the agency," said Michael J.

"Homeland Security accepts fake ID" [Matricula Consular] - 06/12/06

From this: The Department of Homeland Security allowed a man to enter its headquarters last week using a fake Matricula Consular card as identification, despite federal rules that say the Mexican-issued card is not valid ID at government buildings. Bruce DeCell, a retired New York City police officer, used his phony card -- which lists his place of birth as "Tijuana, B.C." and his address as "123 Fraud Blvd." on an incorrectly spelled "Staton Island, N.Y." -- to enter the building Wednesday for

NWO, Michael Douglas, guns, North American integration, Amero - 05/28/06

The recent article "Michael Douglas backs U.N. gun ban" (worldnetdaily . com/news/article.asp?ARTICLE_ID=50407) leads us on a wild ride through the fevered imaginations of globalists everywhere: Actor Michael Douglas – who for many years has been designated by the United Nations as a "U.N. peace messenger" – is backing the global body's upcoming conference on small arms trafficking.

March 10 Committee (illegal alien rally) want immediate citizenship for all - 05/23/06

The March 10 Committee organized the big Chicago rally in favor of illegal immigration.

Peter Schey working with Mexican government (Arpaio posse) - 05/04/06

By now you've heard about Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio's plan to use his posse to round up illegal aliens in the Phoenix area. The Sheriff has already arrested about 120 illegal aliens and charged them with conspiracy to smuggle themselves into the country. What you probably haven't heard about is the lawyer who's been brought in by Mexico to defend those Arpaio has arrested. In fact, that might have been by design. Consider this intriguing paragraph from Amanda Lee Myers of the AP in "Ariz. Posse to Arrest Illegal Immigrants": A Los Angeles attorney brought into the case last week...

GAO report shows how "guest" worker schemes would fail miserably - 03/17/06

Last week the WashTimes got ahold of a draft of a GAO report that says that the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services is barely able to deal with fraud and won't have a fraud-management system in place for four years: "Immigration agency falters in handling fraud cases". The USCIS would be the agency in charge of administering any of the "guest" worker schemes.

Illegal immigration bankrupting border counties - 03/08/06

From this: The United States' inability to slow illegal immigration from Mexico is fueling a financial crisis in the 24 counties along the 1,951-mile Southwest border, according to a new study. It says the counties are struggling to fund law enforcement, health programs and other necessities because they are spending millions of dollars a year to care for illegal immigrants. Illegal immigrants continue to flow across the border even as increased security since the Sept.

Michael Chertoff the new sacrificial lamb, despite pimping "guest" worker scheme? - 03/04/06

Will Michael Chertoff soon be "spending more time with his family"? That's what Human Events says.

Michael Chertoff apologizes for latest Rex-related deaths - 02/03/06

Speaking in Chicago earlier today, DHS Secretary Michael Chertoff profusely apologized for the latest round of maulings and deaths caused by 'Ready Kids' mascot and mountain lion 'Rex'. "When we originally invisioned the latest mascot 'Rex' we were going to create him as just a cartoon character. However, we had the brilliant idea of using a real mountain lion in order to increase our penetration of the market.

Border incursion details; Mexico claims they were U.S. soldiers - 01/26/06

Keep digging: MEXICO CITY - Mexico's top diplomat suggested Thursday that American soldiers disguised as Mexican troops may have been in the military-style Humvee filmed earlier this week protecting a marijuana shipment on the border. Foreign Secretary Luis Ernesto Derbez also told a news conference that U.S. soldiers had helped drug smugglers before. However, he offered no evidence. The U.S.

Border incursions: CBP wants investigation; Mexico issues border ban - 01/26/06

FWIW: U.S. and Mexican officials on Tuesday were investigating a bizarre encounter between Texas lawmen and heavily armed intruders who were wearing Mexican military uniforms while evidently escorting a caravan of sport utility vehicles that was smuggling marijuana into the United States.

Mexican military incursions: Chertoff downplays, excuses - 01/19/06

On Saturday, the Daily Bulletin offered "Mexican soldiers defy border", which reported that: The Mexican military has crossed into the United States 216 times in the past nine years, according to a Department of Homeland Security document and a map of incursions obtained by the Daily Bulletin. U.S. officials claim the incursions are made to help foreign drug and human smugglers cross safely into the United States.

51 Terrorist Suspects Crossed Border Illegally - 12/14/05

From this: Congressman Tom Tancredo (R-CO) today revealed figures which show that since October, 2004, 51 persons who have crossed into the U.S. illegally were arrested on suspicion of terrorism.

Does USA Today support illegal aliens taking rebuilding jobs? - 10/17/05

USA Today offers a very strange column from Raul A. Reyes entitled Katrina's next expose: Immigration woes (link). Reyes is "an attorney in New York and a member of USA TODAY's board of contributors", and his article reads like a hasty, amalgamated summary of recent pro-illegal immigration essays from other professional Hispanics. It's almost like they're all reading from the same script.

ICE employees: Julie Myers is "unqualified" - 10/03/05

From this: President Bush's nominee to head U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement has drawn the ire of several ICE supervisors and agents who say she is "unqualified" because she has never held a law-enforcement management position. The nomination of Julie L.

GAO: ICE all but ignores workplace enforcement - 09/23/05

From "Homeland security action against illegals lacking": The agency charged with interior immigration enforcement all but ignores going after illegal aliens in the workplace, the Government Accountability Office said in a report released yesterday. The GAO found that an antiquated system for businesses to verify employees' right to work has hindered U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) in its mission of tracking and deporting illegal aliens in the nation's interior.

Citizenship and Immigration Ombudsman is fmr prez of AILA chapter - 09/21/05

The Ombudsman of the Department of Homeland Security's Citizenship and Immigration Services is a former President of the Central Florida Chapter of the American Immigration Lawyers Association: ...the AILA is directed by approximately 100 associates who also serve as members of the pro-Communist National Lawyers Guild... AILA has joined with other leftwing groups to denounce, in their entirety, the security measures taken by the U.S.

Illegal aliens doing rebuilding jobs in Biloxi, and they want visas - 09/13/05

Isn't it wonderful in Bush's America? From "Undocumented aliens rebuilding Biloxi, say they deserve visas" (link): As Biloxi rises from the devastation of Hurricane Katrina, it is doing much of it on the backs of undocumented foreign workers. Some are starting to suggest that their contributions are worth at least a temporary visa.

Robert Zeigler, Raymund Paredes support illegal aliens getting better deal than citizens - 09/06/05

The article "Migrant tuition break blasted" discusses the Texas law that gives illegal aliens who (illegally) reside in Texas a discount on college tuition. Meanwhile, U.S.

Does Catholic Charities respect our laws? - 09/02/05

Unfortunately, it appears that the Catholic Charities USA has no respect for our laws, prefering instead a world where anyone who's having troubles in their own country can come here. Once here, they should be allowed to obtain all the rights of citizens. In other words, a continual amnesty for illegal aliens. On Saturday, September 17 in Phoenix, they'll be holding their annual meeting to set their social policies. This year's topic: "Justice for Newcomers: A Call for Solidarity and Reform".

The 1986 amnesty failed spectaculary, why repeat the mistake? - 08/30/05

Georgie Anne Geyer discusses the 1986 amnesty, that was supposed to be the amnesty to end all amnesties. (Also here). ...Pete Nunez, the former U.S. attorney for San Diego and a lifelong fighter for immigration control, told me in a recent talk: "Why are those numbers today so high? Because of the amnesty of 1986!

Bush pledges border enforcement in El Mirage - 08/29/05

I'm sure there are plenty of retirement communities in Arizona, yet, for some reason, Bush chose the one in "El Mirage" to talk about Medicare, gas prices, and Katrina among other matters. Speaking of mirages, he also mentioned immigration matters in his remarks: I also want to talk about immigration here in this state. I understand the issue well. I was the governor of a border state; I was the governor of the state of Texas. I know what it means to have a long border with Mexico.

"Immigrants" get Matricula Consular cards in Watsonville; some downsides noted - 08/29/05

The Santa Cruz Sentinel article "ID card gives immigrants more opportunity" describes a visit of the Mexican consul to Watsonville, CA to pass out Matricula Consular cards, aka "IDs for illegals." Those ID cards are only of use to illegal aliens, and the Mexican government travels between their outposts in our country passing them out to its citizens who are here illegally.

"Would a Bill of Impeachment Wake-Up President Bush?" - 08/26/05

The person asking that question is... "Pitchfork" Pat Buchanan, and the question is printed in Human Events: ...A president like Teddy Roosevelt would have led the Army to the border years ago. And if Fox did not cooperate, T.R. would have gone on to Mexico City. Nor would Ike, who deported all illegal aliens in 1953, have stood still for this being done to the country he had defended in war. What are these Bush Republicans afraid of?

Is corruption a Republican value? - 08/26/05

In a perfect world the Democrats would have a brain and would oppose illegal immigration.

Mary Sanchez or Tokyo Rose? - 08/25/05

Mary Sanchez of Knight-Ridder offers us "The cost of mass deportation". As in "David Brooks or Tokyo Rose?" I invite you to read her editorial with the proper inflection. Sanchez informs us that more than 10 million people have illegally settled in our country and we have no chance of deporting all of them.

Why is the DHS ignoring illegal alien hiring halls? - 07/21/05

Senator Chuck Grassley (R-IA) wants to know, and he sent a strongly-worded letter to DHS Secretary Michael Chertoff. Details here, a copy of the letter here, including this question: ...Second, I would like you to reassure me that no federal funds from the Department of Homeland Security are being used to establish any day labor center or "hiring hall," not just in Herndon [VA] but throughout the United States.

DHS squashes Border Patrol auxiliary idea - 07/21/05

Earlier today the NYT picked up the story of the CBP considering forming some kind of BP auxiliary: Border Patrol Considering Use of Volunteers, Official Says: ...Robert C.

ACLU: "Cowboys" enforcing immigration laws - 06/06/05

Welcome to the Los Angeles Times' little world. In that world, it's unusual to enforce our immigration laws. Needless to say, the ACLU lives there too. Unfortunately, our "homeland security president" and his underlings live in that very same world. From the LAT comes "Local Police, U.S.

Wal-Mart, illegal aliens, and a wink and a nod - 06/03/05

Earlier I pointed out that the $10 million fine to WalMart for employing illegal aliens represented about 15 minutes of their revenue (Wal*Mart's 15 minutes of pain). Now, comes this news [1]:

60 illegal aliens arrested at critical infrastructure sites - 05/23/05

From "ICE arrests 60 illegals working in sensitive areas": U.S.

AVWatch: no California border patrols - 05/19/05

Welcome to the first installment of Antonio Villaraigosa Watch, a feature that will highlight the thoughts of the new mayor of Los Angeles. Today's feature is "LA mayor-elect breaks with governor on civilian border patrols": Mayor-elect Antonio Villaraigosa said Thursday he opposes civilian volunteers patrolling the U.S.-Mexico border to discourage illegal immigration, putting him at odds with Gov.