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Attempt to repeal Kansas' illegal alien tuition law sidelined by Democrat - 03/28/07

Kansas has had its own version of the anti-American concept known as the DREAM Act since 2004. Rep. Lance Kinzer, R-Olathe, tried to repeal it, but a motion from Rep. Mark Treaster, D-Pretty Prairie, forced the bill into their Judiciary Committee, which is apparently the equivalent of trashcanning it. The bill also included provisions apparently similar to California's Prop. 187 and Arizona's Prop. 200.

Maryland Delegates want illegal aliens to take college discounts from U.S. citizens - 03/28/07

Maryland's House of Delegates passed a law allowing illegal aliens to take college discounts from U.S. citizens. The national form of this anti-American concept is known as the DREAM Act.

One of the leaders on the other side is House Majority Leader Kumar Barve, who is of course a Democrat. And:

The debate became emotional on both sides. Del.

H.R.1645 Summary, Co-Sponsors, Full Text (Flake, Gutierrez, HR1645, STRIVE Act) - 03/24/07

The official summary of the Security Through Regularized Immigration and a Vibrant Economy ("STRIVE Act", aka HR1645, aka H.R. 1645, aka HR 1645, aka the "Flake-Gutierrez Massive Illegal Alien Amnesty of 2007") is here. The full text and other details are available here.

Minneapolis Star-Tribune immigration editorial lies to readers - 02/26/07

The Minneapolis Star-Tribune offers the unsigned editorial "Immigration is an asset, not a liability". Virtually everything in the article concerns illegal immigration, which they consistently refer to without the "illegal" qualifier, only using that word twice.

Not to put too fine a point on it, the "Strib" is lying to their readers.

"Speaker Pelosi's Bad DREAM" - 02/25/07

IBD discusses Nancy Pelosi supporting the DREAM Act in this editorial:
The speaker of the House backs in-state tuition for illegal aliens from neighboring countries but not for American citizens from neighboring states. Arizonans, among others, think otherwise. And, by the way, it's illegal.

...Title 8, Chapter 14, Sec.

Nancy Pelosi: take college discounts from citizens, give them to illegal aliens - 02/20/07

Nancy Pelosi spoke at a town hall meeting at Arizona State University in Tempe on Monday, and was joined Reps.

Spanish-language Democrat response to SOTU (Xavier Becerra) - 01/26/07

Rep. Xavier Becerra (D-CA) gave the Spanish-language Democrat response to the State of the Union.

He spent a few paragraphs on immigration and said the standard things. About the only thing different from what Bush said is that he went even further with the smears. Whereas Bush just said "without animosity and without amnesty", Becerra included the following:
On immigration, after years of Republican attacks and inaction, Democrats are ready to lead.

Teresa Watanabe on illegal alien children - 01/25/07

Teresa Watanabe of the Los Angeles Times has a somewhat balanced overview of the issue of illegal alien children in "Children of illegal immigrants are caught in a web of conflicting public policies". It features a few quotes from CIS and FAIR representatives, but it also ends on this PIIPPish note that she or someone else there should take a closer look at:
During a recent visit to the Gomezes' tidy Los Angeles apartment, all four family members spoke of the importance of hard work and education. Cesar and Thania's father, Felipe Gomez, who came here illegally in 1990, said his main motivation was to give his two children opportunities.

Indeed, Gomez said, he wouldn't have brought his children here if they could not have attended public schools.
This follows a slight promotion of the DREAM Act, and while there might have been others this is the first article I can recall that sought out the parents of those who would be given college discounts under that anti-American bill. Unfortunately, Watanabe didn't ask him the follow-up questions: "so, what you're saying is that all those benefits we give to illegal aliens served as an incentive? And, without those incentives, you wouldn't have come here, right? And, as long as we continue to offer such incentives, more people will come here illegally, right?"
Cesar Gomez works full time, volunteers with the Central American Resource Center (CARECEN) and last year marched for immigrant rights.

"Whatever sentiments people have toward immigrants," Cesar said, "everyone is human and deserves equal rights and equal opportunities — especially in this great country, especially those who have tried so hard to stay ahead."
I tend to strongly suspect that Watanabe was introduced to him through CARECEN, but unfortunately she doesn't disclose how that happened. And, while illegal aliens do have human rights, those rights aren't to be confused (as he does) with citizenship or legal resident rights. If he's a citizen of Mexico or another country, he should talk to them about his citizenship rights. Needless to say, Watanabe ends on his misleading statements rather than challenging them.

Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman is a strong supporter of illegal immigration - 01/13/07

But, you already knew that.

Further evidence comes from his pledge to oppose state Rep. Glenn Donnelson's attempt to repeal Utah's law giving illegal aliens discounted college educations:

"I'm going to fight it," said Huntsman, who added that he would "very seriously consider vetoing" a repeal.

Texas Gov. Rick Perry strongly supports illegal immigration - 01/12/07

Texas governor Rick Perry is closely following the George Bush playbook as he came out against attempts to prevent illegal aliens from taking Texas college tuition discounts from U.S. citizens. Some in Texas want to repeal the law he signed six years ago, and he's pledged to oppose their efforts. And, he's also revealed he's a liar:

What were the Swift & Co. illegal aliens thinking? - 12/14/06

The usual sources are complaining about the recent Swift & Co raid breaking up mixed-status families (illegal aliens parents, U.S. citizen children). My brief glance at their statements failed to find anyone calling those parents to task for their extreme irresponsibility. Those illegal aliens weren't kidnapped and brought to the U.S. In the vast majority of cases, they came here willingly and fully aware that what they were doing is contrary to our laws. Then, they have children.

Shouldn't they bear some responsibility in this matter? Should they have put their children in such a situation?

Jared Polis, Colorado Springs awarded by Mexican government (Ohtli award) - 12/02/06

Jared Polis is a dotcom multimillionaire who serves as Vice-Chairman of the Colorado State Board of Education. He's also donated large sums of cash to "liberal" causes and candidates. Last year, that Board produced Colorado's guide for illegal aliens, and Polis is also involved with ProgressNow.

On November 20, Polis' hard work paid off, as he was given Mexico's "Ohtli" award by their local consul general, Juan Marcos Gutierrez. As shall become clear, receiving that award might be considered a strong indication that the recipient is a Fifth Columnist:
...The award is the highest Mexican government award outside of Mexico. The Ohtli - Nahuatl for "path" - award is given to someone who has contributed to the betterment of the Mexican community and has helped Mexicans abroad.

"This was a tough year for us because of the race issues and immigration issues, so we look for a person who advocates for the Mexican community and who had done it for a long time," Gutierrez said. Polis "is smart, successful, and he has been one of the most effective advocates on education and the Dream Act."

...The "Amistad" award was given to the city of Steamboat Springs for its work in reaching out to its growing Latino community. Sister Alicia Cuaron was given the "Merito Communitario" award for her lifelong dedication to the Latino community...
The anti-American DREAM Act would take college discounts from U.S. citizens and give them to Mexican citizens and others who are here illegally.

Apparently recipients are nominated by a putatively U.S. organization, the National Association of Latino Elected Officials (NALEO). The awards are given by the Institute for Mexicans Abroad (Instituto de los Mexicanos en el Exterior), which is led by Carlos Gonzalez Gutierrez. The IME is part of the Secretaria de Relaciones Exteriores, their state department. Earlier this CGG said:
"The basic concept is that the Mexican nation goes beyond the borders that contain Mexico. You can feel part of our nation without being on our territory... For the first time, we are exporting our politics. Many Mexicans now live 'transnational' lives, with one foot in our country and one foot in the other. This contributes to everyone's well-being."
Other recipients of the award include (source: preview.tinyurl.com/y47yrg):

* Harry Pachon, president of the Tomas Rivera Policy Institute (1), former executive director of NALEO (2)

* Douglas, Arizona Mayor Ray Borane (frequent anti-Minuteman and/or pro-illegal immigration quote source)

* former Congressmen Edward Roybal and Eligio "Kika" de la Garza

* current Congressman Luis Gutierrez

* former Congressman and current Senator Bob Menendez (reasons for his award here: preview.tinyurl.com/y22rtr).

* Ruben Barrales, Deputy Assistant to the President of the United States; White House Director of Intergovernmental Affairs

In 2003, a recipient was the assistant police Chief of Austin, Texas, Rudy Landeros. Vicente Fox was present when he was given the award, and it's related to a program started in 2000 by that city's police chief, Stan Knee:
[Knee] directed the launch of an outreach program to alert the community about the increase in robberies of Hispanics. The program consisted of a series of news conferences and an appeal to Hispanics to report crimes against them. Posters, bumper stickers, and radio public service announcements were distributed in both English and Spanish. The goal of this outreach program was to ensure the safety of the Hispanic immigrant community in the City of Austin.

The Austin Police Department is partnered with the Texas Secretary of State, Mexican Consulate, Greater Austin Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and Wells Fargo... the project was called Banca Facil - Easy Banking.

In February 2001, APD Assistant Chief Rudy Landeros and Eliza May, Executive Director of the Greater Austin Hispanic Chamber of Commerce addressed the issue with Rick Burciaga, Chairman and CEO for Wells Fargo in Austin, encouraging Wells Fargo to participate in the outreach program. May indicated that one solution that would help protect the immigrant population would be to make banking products more easily accessible. It was the beginning of Banca Facil.
From 2005:
...Tommy Espinoza and Alfredo Gutierrez were honored at the Ohtli Award presentation, co-hosted by ASU and the Secretary of Foreign Relations of Mexico at the ASU Kerr Cultural Center.

...Espinoza is the chief executive officer of Raza Development Fund, the largest and most successful financial institution for the development for Hispanic communities. [...former president of Chicanos Por La Causa...]

Recently, he, along with the Consulate of Mexico, collected almost $2 million to fight the Proposition 200 that was approved by the electorate of Arizona. The approval of this initiative was lowered from 76 percent to 56 percent.

...Gutierrez won a seat in the Arizona Senate in 1972. He was then 27 years old and the youngest person who had ever been elected to the state Senate. For 14 years he served Arizona in that capacity. He now leads Tequida & Gutierrez, a consulting company that produces strategic campaigns in English and Spanish...

Democrats offer "A New Direction for Latino Families" - 09/30/06

The Democrats have various plans for different races: "A New Direction for __African-American____ Families", "A New Direction for ____Asian-Pacific Islander-American__ Families", "A New Direction for ___European-American__ Families", er, scratch the last one.

Their latest race-based plan is called "Compromiso Democrata con el Pueblo Latino: A New Direction for Latino Families".

Katie Couric's PIIPP promotes anti-American DREAM Act - 09/22/06

It looks like Katie Couric is spreading pro-illegal immigration propaganda. Last night, CBS Evening News' "freeSpeech" segment featured an illegal alien whose identity was concealed. This was the video version of one of the other PIIPPs ("pro-illegal immigration puff pieces") discussed in this category, and like many of the others it promoted the anti-American DREAM Act.

California Assembly passes Cedillo's "full student aid for illegal aliens" bill - 08/30/06

California already gives illegal aliens the same in-state tuition discounts that U.S. citizens who are residents of California receive. Now, the state Assembly has passed a bill that goes a step further and gives illegal aliens the same rights to financial aid as citizens.

The bill is SB 160 (the "California Dream Act") and was authored by state senator Gil Cedillo with the assistance of Gloria Romero.

"Why the DREAM Act Is a Nightmare" - 08/15/06

Kris Kobach:
It is no secret that the Comprehensive Immigration Reform Act of 2006 (S. 2611), passed by the U.S. SenA

Pew Hispanic Study on immigration and jobs: what it really means - 08/12/06

A new study from the Pew Hispanic Center's Rakesh Kochhar purports to show that the massive immigration over the past 15 years has had little effect on jobs. Needless to say, this gives a glimmer of hope to racial advocates and massive immigration supporters everywhere.

Juliana Barbassa/AP promotes anti-American DREAM Act - 07/25/06

Juliana Barbassa of the Associated Press offers a PIIPP entitled "Illegal immigrants find room at colleges":

Macarena Hernandez: PIIPP pimping DREAM Act - 07/08/06

Macarena Hernandez of the Dallas Morning News offers a PIIPP ("pro-illegal immigration puff piece") called "Good kids are counting on Dream Act". As described below, this article is extremely similar to other articles in this genre.

Gil Cedillo/SB 160: free community college for illegal aliens - 06/21/06

Gil Cedillo is a California state Senator who works tirelessly for his constituents, especially if they're citizens of Mexico who aren't here legally.

Nathaniel Hoffman, Andrew Becker, Contra Costa Times support illegal immigration - 06/20/06

Nathaniel Hoffman and Andrew Becker of the Contra Costa Times offer separate articles that support illegal immigration.

Hoffman offers "Immigration rights advocates contemplate their next steps". From the headline on down it's completely biased towards supporting illegal immigration and foreign citizens marching in our streets.

Vicente Fox to visit colonies, meet with Alta California legislators - 05/23/06

Vicente Fox of Mexico is starting a whirlwind tour of the U.S. today which will conclude on Friday. The apparent goal of the tour is to help immigration "reform". However, as with the illegal alien marches, he will end up helping the American side.

Deepa Ranganathan/Sacramento Bee pro-illegal immigration propaganda - 04/20/06

Searching through blogs, I ran across a new-to-me site, which says:
This Sacramento Bee article really made me start to think about my position on illegal immigration. I'm a strong opponent of general amnesty and extending government services to illegal aliens...

Hillary Clinton supports illegal immigration, amnesty - 03/09/06

The idea of Hillary Clinton running as the more pro-American candidate seems to have been dashed as she's come out in favor of immigration "reform", i.e., a massive amnesty scheme.

She sent a four-page letter to her constituents (which includes illegal aliens) that "steered away from specifics" according to the AP.

Blagojevich-linked group agitating illegal aliens, calls for general strike - 03/08/06

A group of illegal aliens and supporters of illegal immigration are planning a large march in Chicago on Friday, March 10: somosunpueblo.com/March%2030/English.htm

That page explains that they want to legalize "undocumented immigrants". They also want Illinois to be a "SANCTUARY" for "all immigrants". And, they're calling for a "National GENERAL STRIKE".

So, citizens of other countries who are here illegally are marching for rights to which they aren't entitled, and making demands.

To: Dennis Hastert. Re: DREAM Act. - 02/20/06

Dear Dennie:

I understand that either late this month or early next, supporters of illegal immigration - including the Center for Community Change - will be conducting a "Diplomas Not Death" vigil outside your office in Batavia, IL.

Wisconsin: Sen. Cathy Stepp's home surrounded by illegal immigration supporters - 12/20/05

That state Senator offers the following letter:
Leaders of a Hispanic activist group known as Voces de la Frontera believe that in America, it is better to storm the home of an elected official and yell in their windows after dark to intimidate someone rather than to run for office to change policy.

On the evening of Friday, December 16th, a group of people advocating the issuing of driversaThat state Senator offers the following letter:
Leaders of a Hispanic activist group known as Voces de la Frontera believe that in America, it is better to storm the home of an elected official and yell in their windows after dark to intimidate someone rather than to run for office to change policy.

On the evening of Friday, December 16th, a group of people advocating the issuing of drivers’ licenses to non-citizens appeared outside my windows yelling and attempting to intimidate me into voting against Assembly Bill 69...
See the many comments, one of which points out that "Voces" has a link to one Al Levie, a teacher at Horlick High School in Racine:
...Shortly thereafter, with financial assistance from Voces de la Frontera, Al, his wife Jennifer, Voces de la Frontera leader and longstanding community activist Maria Morales, and seven of the most active students traveled to Washington, D.C. The Center for Community Change organized three days of activities centering on the DREAM Act and Student Adjustment Act. These federal acts would offer undocumented students a pathway to citizenship, in-state tuition for college, and opportunities to apply for federal financial aid. Students trained in lobbying techniques and spent a day lobbying elected representatives.

They participated in a mock graduation ceremony at the U. S. Capitol and marched to the Department of Education todeliver lettershighlighting the fact that thousands of dreams were being denied because of lack of access to higher education. The Washington Post interviewed Xavier Marquez and Marylu Garcia and featured Xavier's picture on the front page the following day...
All of this is reminiscent of the "action" against Karl Rove: "Even more on the Karl Rove harassment". That involved a different group, "National Political Action", pulling a similar stunt in support of the same anti-American legislation. And, that involved school teachers as well and might have involved publicly-funded schoolbuses.

UPDATE: The other side responds:
This letter is to clarify that it was never the intention of the people who came to Senator Stepp's door to harass or intimidate her. In fact, four people came to her door. They were not yelling at her window; nor were they yelling about AB 69/SB334... Members of Voces de la Frontera were practicing the right of free expression and the right to petition a legislator. Politicians come knocking on our doors all the time, especially before elections. Does that mean we should call the police and threaten to pursue charges? An elected official has a duty to hear from and respond to constituents. The warm invitation for dialogue that was expressed at the public hearing was the basis of our decision to try to speak with Senator Stepp directly...
I fervently hope that Stepp pursues charges against these people.

Inside the Open Borders mindset - 08/31/05

The following comment came in to this thread about Orrin Hatch's anti-American DREAM Act recently. It was posted from a small college in California's Central Valley. It was all uppercase, which I've converted to lowercase:

No one should beg for anything or even beg those racism people like those who make comments in this web site who all they care about is them self and not about others who need some help.

Article promoting anti-American DREAM Act covers some downsides - 08/28/05

The article "Tests illegals can't pass" is yet another article promoting Orrin Hatch's anti-American DREAM Act. That Act would give discounted college educations to illegal aliens. Out-of-state U.S. citizens would continued being forced to pay the full price. Of course, under no circumstances should a citizen of another country be given a better deal than a U.S.

Discounted college educations for all! - 08/15/05

Discussion of Orrin Hatch's anti-American DREAM Act and similar state laws have been featured here several times in the past. These laws and proposals give illegal aliens discounted college educations but out-of-state U.S. citizens will continue to pay the full price.

Putting a human face on the anti-American DREAM Act - 07/29/05

Seattle Times editorial columnist Kate Riley offers us "Putting a human face on the immigration debate". Like many other PIIPPs ("pro-illegal immigration puff pieces") it supports Orrin Hatch (R-UT)'s anti-American DREAM Act. That Act would take discounted college educations away from U.S.

Throw another PIIPP on the pile - 07/26/05

[A "PIIPP" is a "pro-illegal immigration puff piece".

Anti-American DREAM Act to be reintroduced? - 07/22/05

Is Orrin Hatch (R-UT)'s explicitly anti-American Dream Act going to be reintroduced in coming months? This article mentions that in passing.

That Act gives illegal aliens discounted college educations. Meanwhile, U.S.

Get out your hankies, here comes a PIIPP - 05/08/05

The NY Daily News is a repeat offender, having published other PIIPPs ("pro-illegal immigration puff pieces") in the past. Their latest ("Best & brightest in bind") starts with this:
Carlos will graduate with honors from Brooklyn College next month with a mathematics degree. It's a subject he loves and hopes to teach one day to elementary school students...
The tear-jerking story goes on to explain that he's "undocumented", and thus won't be able to find a job.

Jeff Gannon, real reporter? - 04/25/05

One of America's finest legislators, John Conyers, has released the results of an FOIA request concerning exposed gay person and alleged fake journalist Jeff Gannon, a.k.a. James Guckert. It appears he visited the White House many times without signing in or signing out each time.

Bush's Open-Borders nominees - 01/17/05

Michelle Malkin discusses recent nominees Gonzales and Johanns. I was considering writing something similar based on the comments I left on this thread (redstate.org/story/2005/1/15/94511/6703):
From the Border Patrol union: White House Counsel Alberto Gonzales, President Bush's nominee for attorney general, got the backing of a group that promotes driver's licenses for illegal aliens, no immigr

Where do PIIPPs come from? - 10/06/04

Education Week inadvertently lets us know how PIIPPs ("pro-illegal immigration puff pieces") are born.