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Arkansas Family Coalition deleted comment (pro-Asa Hutchinson site) - 09/22/06

Arkansas Family Coalition is a blog that supports the candidacy of Asa Hutchinson for governor of Arkansas. They deleted a comment I left there on the 9/19/06 thread "Beebe and illegal immigration" that was critical of that former DHS undersecretary: Oddly enough, these links I tried placing in Asa's Wikipedia entry about his immigration record at the DHS kept getting deleted. Hopefully that won't happen here: Also see...

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

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

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.

Starring John Cornyn as "Asa Hutchinson" - 03/14/05

The AZ Republic reports on TX Sen. John Cornyn, the latest incarnation of the administration's designated front person for amnesty and open borders.

"The Truth About Asa Hutchinson" - 03/02/05

KFI's John & Ken got an email from a listener who also appeared on their show. She's remaining anonymous so there's no way for me to verify this, however: The John & Ken Show received an e-mail this morning that might shed some light on why the Undersecretary of the Department of Homeland Security, Asa Hutchinson is leaving his post... ...[The email author writes:] I was at a National Aviation Security Conference.

Speaking about Asa Hutchinson... - 03/01/05

In a way, the replacement for spent open borders warriors like Asa Hutchinson and Chris Cannon is Sen. John Cornyn [R-TX]. The OC Register has an interview with him here.

Asa Hutchinson's farewell speech - 03/01/05

Former Homeland Security undersecretary Asa Hutchinson gave his farewell speech yesterday. On his way out, he raised concerns about the Minuteman Project, supported Bush's guest worker program, and said a few other things. If you've been following along, you can pretty much write what he said yourself.

"Infighting Cited at Homeland Security" - 02/01/05

WaPo offers this three-screen article: As its leadership changes for the first time, the Department of Homeland Security remains hampered by personality conflicts, bureaucratic bottlenecks and an atmosphere of demoralization, undermining its ability to protect the nation against terrorist attack, according to current and former administration officials and independent experts... [...list of problems...] ...The department's investigative arm, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE),

Arkansas congressman wants to train police in immigration enforcement - 01/30/05

I know a governor who's not going to be happy with this: State Rep. Michael Lamoureux has proposed legislation aimed at reducing illegal immigration problems in the state. Lamoureux, a Republican from Russellville, is a sponsor of House Bill 1012, a proposal that would allow local law enforcement officers to enforce federal immigration laws.

Gosh, and he worked so hard to represent America's interests - 01/24/05

"Asa Hutchinson to resign from Homeland Security Department": Undersecretary Asa Hutchinson, in charge of border and transportation security issues, submitted his letter of resignation to the White House early Monday morning, said a DHS official, who spoke on condition of anonymity because the resignation had not yet been announced. Hutchinson is a former Arkansas congressman and former federal drug czar who is believed to be considering a run for Arkansas governor next

"Guest worker program promoted" - 01/18/05

From this: Hours after being named chairman of the Senate subcommittee on immigration, Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, said he would work on immigration reform that would help legitimize the millions of illegal immigrant workers in the United States. As head of the Senate Judiciary Committee's subcommittee on Immigration, Border Security and Citizenship, Mr. Cornyn will be responsible for advancing President Bush's immigration reform proposals... ... Mr.

"Safety's Not No. 1" - 12/15/04

Heather MacDonald: Now that the Bernard Kerik nomination has crashed and burned, President Bush should ask the next candidate for Department of Homeland Security chief the most important question for the job: Will you enforce the law against border trespassers? ...Yet fear of offending the race and rights lobbies has trumped national security at DHS.

"Pandering to interlopers?" - 12/03/04

From immigration lawyer Matt Hayes in the WashTimes: At last weekend's APEC summit, President Bush made clear the administration will try to justify its planned amnesty of illegal aliens as something necessary for greater border security.

Behind the discordant tones - 12/02/04

The Arizona Republic article "Successor must know border issues" was written before the announcement of Bernie Kerik as the new head of the DHS, so it's a little out of date. Nevertheless, in the process of discussing the "re-education" of the new head of DHS to understand border issues, they give us an invaluable peek into the little world of the Arizona Republic.

Tom Ridge to resign - 11/30/04

This is all ABC has right now: Tom Ridge is resigning as secretary of homeland security, ABC News has learned. Ridge, the former governor of Pennsylvania, has sent his letter of resignation to President Bush, sources told ABC News. A formal announcement is expected later in the day. OK, you're saying to yourself, "wouldn't just about anyone else do a better job?" or "aren't all Bush appointees pretty much the same?" Well, consider that a possible successor is Asa Hutchinson, last men

"Welcoming arms put squeeze on U.S." - 09/21/04

From John O'Sullivan: Last week Time magazine breached an important taboo in the establishment media. It published a powerful indictment of America's current immigration policy -- and in particular the U.S.

Homeland Security making "extraordinary progress" - 09/18/04

That's according to our borders czar, Asa Hutchinson: Hutchinson also gave a lukewarm response to last week's report by the ranking member on the House Select Committee on Homeland Security, U.S. Rep. Jim Turner, D-Texas, who says the border needs a $1 billion infrastructure investment fund and a doubling of law enforcement on the U.S.-Mexico border.

"Tancredo presses White House on control of border" - 09/15/04

From this: The chairman of the Congressional Immigration Reform Caucus [Tom Tancredo R-CO] yesterday questioned the commitment of the nation's border czar [Asa Hutchinson] to track down and deport the 8 million to 12 million illegal aliens in the United States, asking whether he had "any real interest" in getting the job done. [...his statement was based on Hutchinson's recent interview "Rounding up all illegals 'not realistic'"

A letter from Americaland - 09/13/04

A letter to the Washington Times editor: Regarding "Rounding up all illegals 'not realistic'" (Page 1, Friday) by Jerry Seper: Asa Hutchinson has once again clearly demonstrated that he is not up to the task of protecting the U.S. borders. His statements and inaction show that rich bureaucrats have little view of reality from the gated communities in which they live. Mr.

"Hutchinson's Remarks Indicate Cheap Labor Bias of Administration" - 09/13/04

FAIR lays into our "border czar" over his interview with the Washington Times.

Do you want four more years of this? - 09/10/04

In order to avoid sending my blood pressure through the roof, I'm not going to quote from the Washington Times interview with our so-called "Borders Czar" Asa Hutchinson. The article is called "Rounding up all illegals 'not realistic'" and it includes a picture of a thoughtful Hutchinson as he presumably ponders ways not to do the job Americans want done. First of all, very few Americans are suggesting putting illegal aliens on cattle cars. And, most Americans realize that there will always be some illegal aliens.

Maryland company fined for immigration violations - 08/22/04

One tiny, teensy-weensy, itty-bitty problem. That was the only company in the entire U.S.

"Border Patrol union says new rules 'muzzle' critics of the agency" - 08/20/04

Our border enforcement is about to get a lot better. Or, at least, it's about to be made to look a lot better: New labor rules proposed by the Department of Homeland Security would muzzle internal critics of the Border Patrol by making it easier to punish and fire agents, who have often been vocal critics of management policies, union officials said... "People aren't going to be willing to talk. It's going to have a very chilling effect," T.J.

Reports on the Temecula townhall meeting - 08/16/04

Three more reports about the Temecula townhall meeting where DHS Undersecretary Asa Hutchinson was repeatedly booed by over 1000 citizens are available: The North County Times' "Cheers, jeers at immigration town hall meeting": A town hall meeting that was supposed to ease concerns about illegal immigration in the region left many frustrated with top federal officials...

"Why don't you let us do our jobs?" - 08/13/04

Congressman Darrell Issa held a townhall meeting about immigration in Temecula earlier today. Special guests included DHS Undersecretary Asa Hutchinson and KFI's John & Ken. Hundreds of KFI listeners and other immigration reform supporters showed up. The meeting lasted an hour and a half and the audio will probably be available soon.

"A flawed approach on immigration" - 08/12/04

From a WashTimes editorial: When it comes to immigration, the administration is laboring to come up with a coherent formula to protect the nation's borders.

"[Bush] Immigration plan envisions 'incentives' to illegal aliens" - 08/10/04

The Washington Times has all the disturbing, previously undisclosed details on the Bush/Fox Amnesty: Millions of illegal aliens in the United States would be free from arrest and deportation, have access to tax-deferred savings accounts and Social Security credits, and get unrestricted travel to and from their home countries under President Bush's guest-worker program.

Rep. Joe Baca is making sense - 08/09/04

As previously blogged, Rep.

The fixes are in - 08/04/04

1. Wal*Mart is in talks to pay a $10 million fine for (supposedly indirectly) hiring illegal aliens: "If it settles, Wal-Mart, the world's largest retailer, isn't expected to admit wrongdoing, and criminal charges aren't expected to be brought against the company's top executives.

We don't do politics at the Lonewacko Blog - 08/03/04

On the one hand this is trivial, on the other it isn't.

Let's all move to Rep. Joe Baca's district - 08/02/04

From the L.A. Times story "Immigration Sweeps Become an Election Issue for Rep. Baca": Because of his activism [in support of illegal immigrant and in opposition to our laws --LW], [Rep.

Congressman: Terrorists are infiltrating the U.S. via Mexico - 07/16/04

Al Qaeda-related terrorists are coming to the U.S. over the Mexican border disguised as Mexicans, Congressman John Culberson (R-TX) has disclosed. The terrorists are adopting Hispanic names and blending in with the hundreds or thousands of illegal aliens who enter the U.S.

"Bush official slammed for stopping illegals sweeps" - 07/13/04

WND reports on John and Ken's valiant efforts: Border Patrol agents who executed highly popular roundups of illegal aliens in Southern California last month — the first of their kind in recent memory — say they've been told to stop such enforcement action, and the Bush administration official in charge of the immigration enforcement has refused to say if there would be additional sweeps in the future. In an extraordinary radio

The Financial Times on John & Ken against the White House - 07/08/04

From the Financial Times of London: Asa Hutchinson, under-secretary at the Homeland Security Department, surely has a lot on his mind.

John & Ken take on the White House's Director of Radio - 07/07/04

From the website of KFI (AM-Los Angeles) talk jocks John & Ken: Trey Bohn is the Director of Radio, Office of Media Affairs, for the White House and he wants you to stop e-mailing Asa Hutchinson, Undersecretary for the Department of Homeland Security. Trey wants you to use a generic e-mail address, where you letters may or may not be seen. If you get a chance, why not give Trey a call and remind him who pays his salary.

The White House is complaining about KFI's John & Ken - 07/06/04

The previous report "The Feds threatened L.A. radio station KFI?" has been partially confirmed. According to today's John & Ken show (KFI-Los Angeles), a press secretary at the White House has contacted Ray Lopez, John & Ken's producer, and asked them to stop giving out Asa Hutchinson's phone number. No mention has been made of whether the threat to ban KFI reporters from DHS press conferences stands.

"50 Congressional Members Call on Border Undersecretary to Stay Course on Legal Raids" - 06/28/04

From Congressman Tom Tancredo's site: Congressman Tom Tancredo (CO-06) today along with 49 Congressmen applauded Border Patrol enforcement in California and urged Undersecretary Asa Hutchinson to resist pressure to halt arrests in the southern California by Democrat members of congress.

The Feds threatened L.A. radio station KFI? - 06/26/04

[UPDATE #3 (7/6/04): despite UPDATE #2, this story appears to have been partly confirmed. See the post The White House is complaining about KFI's John & Ken] [See UPDATE #2, which is rather important.]

"As Border Woes Strain Arizona, U.S. and Mexico Talk" - 03/28/04

The NYT reports on the illegal alien situation in Arizona.