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100+ Hispanic groups send letter supporting illegal immigration, opposing raids - 05/08/07

The National Council of La Raza ("The Race") has led the charge to send a letter to president Bush (cc'ed to Michael Chertoff and Julie Myers) complaining about the recent workplace raids [1]. The list of "grassroots" organizations involved is in the extended entry, and some are "interesting": CASA of Maryland, Colorado Immigrant Rights Coalition, Georgia Association of Latino Elected Officials (one of whose founders marched alongside a former Mexican consul general in an illegal immigration march), the odious Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights (their president is linked to...

"Liberals" project, racialize, trivialize Chertoff comment - 04/05/07

Please become slightly hyponatremic and slightly anemic and set the hair trigger on your Hypersensitivity Meter to 11 and read the following: ...In an interview with The Daily Telegraph, Michael Chertoff, who arrives in Britain tomorrow for talks with John Reid, the Home Secretary, said the US was determined to build extra defences against so-called "clean skin" terrorists from Europe...

STRIVE Act: MALDEF, Juan Hernandez, ANLA support; Chertoff kinda - 03/24/07

Without refering to Flake-Gutierrez specifically, DHS Secretary Michael Chertoff reiterated his support for "guest" worker scheme: "[The new laws should] bring them out, register them ... and make sure as a condition that they pay their debt to society for having broken the law... What I'm talking about is a common sense policy... We have to be tough. We have to be humane.

Humane Borders *did* distribute border maps in Mexico - 03/21/07

Last year, Humane Borders - a group of collaborateurs, far-lefties, and useful idiots - wanted to distribute maps in Mexico which supposedly warned "migrants" of the dangers of crossing the border.

GOP Senators plotting immigration "reform" in private meetings - 03/14/07

As discussed here, several GOP (U.S.) Senators have been holding meetings to discuss how to come up with a "comprehensive immigration reform" bill. Others in the meetings include Michael Chertoff of the DHS and Commerce Secretary Carlos M. Gutierrez.

Why the Bush administration's immigration plans are nuts, Part #439592 - 03/01/07

From this: President Bush waded gingerly back into the debate over immigration Wednesday, as two of his top lieutenants urged Congress to grant "legal status" to an estimated 12 million people now living in the country illegally. Commerce Secretary Carlos Gutierrez and Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff stopped short, however, of endorsing a plan to give illegal immigrants a chance at citizenship. "I believe what people want first and foremost is to have legal status," Gutierrez said. "I don't think everyone wants to be a citizen." Well, it's good that he doesn't "think" that....

Sen. Patrick Leahy begins comprehensive immigration "reform" hearings - 02/28/07

From his site (leahy.senate.gov/press/200702/022807.html): The Senate Judiciary Committee, chaired by Senator Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.), held a hearing Wednesday to set the stage for work on comprehensive immigration reform, featuring Department of Commerce Secretary Carlos Gutierrez and Department of Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff. At the hearing, Leahy pressed the Bush Administration officials for firm and clear commitments from them to work with Congress to pass comprehensive immigration reform this year. Trust me: they're on board, not doing their stated jobs just as hard as...

Prosperity promoted in closed-door Canada SPP event - 02/25/07

The AP, always willing to act as a transcription service and not ask tough questions, offers: Promoting prosperity topped the agenda at a gathering of U.S., Canadian and Mexican Cabinet leaders Friday, but immigration and the threat of terrorism also were key topics at the gathering. Nine foreign and security ministers from the North American nations met in Ottawa, including Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and Homeland Security Secretary Mich

Michael Chertoff promotes illegal immigration in Mexico - 02/16/07

Speaking in Mexico before the American Chamber of Commerce, DHS Secretary Michael Chertoff promoted illegal immigration: Comprehensive immigration reform, he said, would allow U.S. law enforcement to "focus more on the people that we don't want in the country under any circumstances, namely the criminals and the dangerous folks." "Every time a Border Patrol officer is transporting a load of future housekeepers and landscapers to someplace to be returned, he's not looking for drug dealers or drug loads," Chertoff said. He's saying that there are two types of illegal immigration: the bad...

Wells Fargo knows many of its customers are illegal aliens - 02/14/07

The not-exactly-in-depth L.A. Times article "Banking on illegal immigrants" by E. Scott Reckard, David Streitfeld and Adrian G. Uribarri discusses the backlash to Bank of America's credit card for illegal aliens. It informs us: "At face value the program seems to be problematic," said Russ Knocke, a [Department of Homeland Security] spokesman. "It seems to be lending itself to possibilities of perpetrating identity theft or creating more risk for money laundering." ...[Rep. Tom Tancredo] said he sent a letter to U.S. Atty. Gen. Alberto R. Gonzales and Department of Homeland Security...

February 23 Ottawa meeting: Rice & Chertoff + Mexican, Canadian counterparts - 02/13/07

From this: As a prelude to a visit to Canada by U.S. President George W. Bush later this year, Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice will visit Ottawa this month for meetings with Foreign Affairs Minister Peter MacKay. Rice and U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff will be joined in Ottawa on Feb.

Ramos/Compean: evidence in van; injuries worse than reported; other agents fired; Feinstein - 02/10/07

U.S. Attorney Johnny Sutton - who prosecuted the Border Patrol agents Ramos and Compean - said that there was no evidence that could be used to identify the drug smuggler the agents supposedly shot as the driver of the van involved. However, it appears that he left his cell phone behind in the van, and Sutton apparently didn't try to use that against him.

Bush State of the Union Address 2007 live-blogging! - 01/23/07

The Skull, aka Michael Chertoff is here...

Senators on Swift raid; "designed to fail"; Chertoff "not in the business of doing amnesty" - 01/23/07

[See the first update] Reading about yesterday's Senate meeting where they discussed the recent immigration raids at Swift and Company locations in various states left me feeling like I was having an intense spell of vertigo inside a House of Mirrors.

Swift hearing: Chertoff, Allard, Hatch, Klobuchar, Coleman, Harkin, Grassley - 01/19/07

A bipartisan group of Senators will be holding a hearing on Monday to discuss the Swift & Company immigration raids. Wayne Allard leads the confab, with help from: Orrin Hatch, Norm Coleman, Amy Klobuchar, Tom Harkin, Charles Grassley, and

Bush renominated Julie Myers to head Immigration and Customs Enforcement - 01/15/07

Last week the Bush administration renominated Julie Myers, the current head of Immigration and Customs Enforcement who had been made a recess appointment after her initial nomination met resistance.

Tom Vilsack misled about Swift raid, DHS cooperation? - 01/03/07

Oh, please say it's just a miscommunication and Iowa governor and illegal immigration supporter Tom Vilsack didn't lie about the Swift immigration raids, which were held on December 12. A week later, Vilsack and Iowa National Guard Maj. Gen. Ron Dardis sent a strongly-worded letter to DHS head Michael Chertoff complaining about a "media blackout" and that they hadn't been informed of the "size and scope" of the raids.

Terrorism, drugs, illegal immigration links; Middle Easterners masquerading as Mexicans; Reyes - 12/29/06

In September, one Miguel Alfonso Salinas and three other illegal aliens were arrested by the Border Patrol in New Mexico. After investigation, they discovered that wasn't his real name and he was actually a Muslim from Egypt [see also 2004's "Congressman: Terrorists are infiltrating the U.S. via Mexico"]. They haven't determined whether he has any links to terrorists.

Illegal aliens, supporters call for moratorium on deportations (LULAC) - 12/22/06

From our "pickpockets call for moratorium on laws against pickpocketing" file comes a trio of - possibly loosely coordinated - stories about illegal aliens or supporters of illegal immigration calling for a moratorium on raids and deportations until such time as "comprehensive immigration reform" is passed. First up is the noxious League of United Latin American Citizens and their national president Rosa Rosales.

Breaking: President George H. W. Bush! - 11/21/06

Our sources deep inside the White House have revealed to this blogger a shocking scheme: President George W. Bush will step down... only to be replaced with his father, the former president whose only distinction is being slightly less horrific and having an additional middle initial. Under this scheme, Dick Cheney will step down in order to pursue his lifelong dream of being the CEO of a major government contractor. Then, "W." will appoint "H.W." to be the new vice president. Then, "W." himself will step down.

Michael Chertoff admits he isn't doing his job (guest worker program) - 11/13/06

DHS Secretary Michael Chertoff spoke to the editorial board of the Dallas Morning News, and admitted that he isn't doing his job: "We are going to go after systematic, willful violators with heavy criminal cases, where people face real jail time, losing businesses, paying millions and millions of dollars in fines. Because that is the only way you will start to change the behavior that has driven a lot of this activity in.

Amnesty proponents can't be trusted (Democrats waver on border fence) - 11/11/06

One of the clearest arguments against "comprehensive immigration reform" (aka a massive amnesty) is that the new laws would be enforced in the same manner as the current laws: only when necessary and unwillingly so. This amnesty will fail in the same ways as the 1986 amnesty, and the same forces that oppose enforcement now will continue to oppose enforcement, and they'll have even more power as a result of the amnesty. And, they're tipping their hand even before beginning to push for the amnesty. From "Democrats to 'revisit' law creating border fence": Democrats will look again at the...

Bush reluctantly promotes immigration "reform" at Rumsfeld press conference - 11/08/06

Perhaps the overnights from Tony Snow's statement that the Democrats' win would enable "comprehensive immigration reform" came in and weren't favorable. Announcing Donald Rumsfeld's resignation/"resignation" earlier today, this is what our lame duck president had to say (whitehouse.gov/news/releases/2006/11/20061108-2.html): Q Thank you, Mr. President. On immigration, many Democrats had more positive things to say about your comprehensive proposal than many Republicans did.

Fence bill has huge, Bush- and Mexico-friendly holes - 10/06/06

The recently-passed fence bill has loopholes that give the Bush administration discretion over how to spend the money and whether to spend it constructing a real fence, a "virtual" fence, or on something else entirely: ...shortly before recessing late last Friday, the House and Senate gave the Bush administration leeway to distribute the money to a combination of projects, not just the physical barrier along the southern border.

North American Union scheme proceeding on schedule - 09/08/06

From the Canadian government's Industry Canada site comes the September 7 progress report "Ministers Report to Leaders on Security and Prosperity Partnership Initiatives" (tinyurl.com/gavv3): The Honourable Peter MacKay, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Minister of the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency, the Honourable Stockwell Day, Minister of Public Safety, and the Honourable Maxime Bernier, Minister of Industry, together with their counterparts from the United States and Mexico, today released the Security and Prosperity Partnership (SPP) Report to the three North American leaders. The...

Tom Ridge hired by Albania - 09/04/06

It's a match made in heaven as former DHS Secretary Tom Ridge has been hired by the country of Albania. No, this is not a joke. He's been hired as a consultant to Sali Berisha, their Prime Minister. He will be advising them on "security, NATO and investments". Albania wants to become a member of NATO. Now, here's the part where I offer a joke comment that we all wish were true: === Joke section begins === In other news, Michael Chertoff has agreed to advise Somalia on its return to the world stage.

Send an email about Ramos/Compean Border Patrol case - 08/29/06

As discussed previously, Ramos and Compean are two Border Patrol agents who appear to have been railroaded by our own federal government. You can read the details on the matter and send an email to George Bush, Attorney General Alberto Gonzales, and DHS Secretary Michael Chertoff here. Other actions discussed at the previous link.

Mike Pence "compromise" amnesty pimped by Chertoff, White House - 08/24/06

As predicted, earlier today DHS chief Michael Chertoff joined with Rep. Mike Pence (R-IN) and Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison (R-TX) to pimp the latter's massive illegal alien amnesty and "guest" worker scheme. You know, the scheme that would allow unlimited immigrants and the one that's supported by the WaPo.

AP ignores Peter Schey Mexican government links (Border Human Rights Working Group) - 08/24/06

An AP story about a recent crash fails to note a key affiliation of one of the groups mentioned. If you've never heard of the CHRCL, you might think they're just an ordinary "human rights" group: A border rights coalition asked federal officials Wednesday to suspend Border Patrol high-speed chases pending a review of a Yuma-area rollover two weeks ago that resulted in multiple deaths. The letter from the Los Angeles-based Center for Human Rights and Constitutional Law also asked Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff and the heads of Customs and Border Protection and the Border...

Catch-and-release "stopped"; White House to pimp Pence massive illegal alien amnesty - 08/24/06

Yesterday DHS Secretary Michael Chertoff claimed that nearly all non-Mexican illegal aliens were being returned to their home countries and that "catch-and-release" had been stopped. Under C&R non-Mexicans who were caught were given notices to appear and released into the U.S.

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...

Chertoff promotes "Guest" Worker Program at House meeting - 07/28/06

Everyone knows he's just a lackey saying what he's told to say, but just for completeness' sake, DHS head Michael Chertoff testified before a House committee yesterday: ...Chertoff noted that other alternatives [to the Senate amnesty scheme] - such as jailing 10 percent of illegal immigrants already in the country - could cost up to $10 billion a year. "The round 'em up and detain 'em method is astronomically expensive," Chertoff said.

"Bush Administration Fast-Tracks Formation of North American Union" - 07/11/06

Continuing Jerome Corsi's series: With virtually no mention in the mainstream media, Commerce Secretary Carlos M.

Bush favors a massive illegal alien amnesty. Should he switch parties? - 04/26/06

Bush recently held a meeting of pro-illegal immigration Senators ("Bush, senators agree on alien citizenship, shut out critics"). According to Mel Martinez (R-FL): "There was a pretty good consensus that what we have put into the Hagel-Martinez proposal here is the right way to go...

AFP is misleading you, Bush hasn't "ruled out amnesty for undocumented workers" - 03/22/06

Drudge is linking to the Agence-France Press article "Bush rules out amnesty for undocumented workers": President George W.

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.

Dubai: Donald Rumsfeld not consulted despite being on CFIUS board - 02/22/06

I think this tells you all you need to know (nofollowpolicy): Donald Rumsfeld, as Secretary of Defense, is a member of Committee on Foreign Investments in the United States.

Bush gets new orders from Vicente Fox; Chertoff named to help - 02/20/06

This all sounds so Soviet: U.S. President George W. Bush named Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff as the U.S.

Chertoff assures: massively unsafe, dangerous Dubai ports deal is safe - 02/20/06

Yes, I know it's Reuters, but broken clocks and all they seem to have gotten this right: The Bush administration has failed to put adequate security conditions on a deal for a state-owned Dubai company to manage major U.S. ports, and it should not go forward pending a full investigation, a key Republican congressman said yesterday. Lawmakers from both parties joined in criticizing the deal, and one called the administration "tone deaf" for approving it. Rep.

"United States to deploy high-tech security gadgets on Canada's border" - 02/10/06

WASHINGTON (CP) - The United States will deploy high-tech safety measures at the Canadian border, said Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff, who suggested a security wall would only make sense if a lot of people were sneaking into the country from a big city. Chertoff said he has no knowledge of any problem like that.