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Youths say too many Hispanics are being deported - 02/20/07

[[February 20, 2007]]/Dave Carpenter/Associated Press/ link

Ramos/Compean: who's on the Bush administration's side? - 02/08/07

I have a feeling that it won't be too very long before even more truth comes out about the case of the two Border Patrol agents (Ramos/Compean) who strongly appear to have been railroaded by their own government. So, let's take a look at the short, select list of some of those who've supported the Bush administration's side of things:

Feinstein, Larry Craig to push AgJobs (illegal alien farmworker amnesty) - 01/09/07

Garance Burke of the AP swallows grower propaganda till, tractor, and plow in "California farmers gear up to champion new guest worker bill". She also reveals that CA Senator Dianne Feinstein and Idaho Senator Larry Craig will be introducing a new farmworker amnesty scheme tomorrow. It appears to be a new version of AgJobs, and: The bill would create a pilot program allowing people who have worked in agriculture for at least 150 days a year for three years, or 100 days per year for five years, to apply for a green card. It would grant legal status to no more than 1.5 million workers over five...

Roxana Hegeman/AP: the $5 Swift sausage scare - 12/14/06

Roxana Hegeman of the Associated Press offers "Immigration raids may affect meat prices". Per her, the only way to keep prices low is to allow companies to flagrantly violate the law: When hordes of police and immigration officials stormed meatpacking plants in six states this week, the illegal workers arrested may not have been the only victims. Consumers and the industry itself may be feeling the repercussions in a shortage of meatpackers, higher wage costs and, ultimately, higher prices for the beef that lands on America's tables at home and in restaurants... Oh heavens no. I guess if...

Boy in deportation flap heads to Mexico - 11/12/06

Associated Press/Sophia Tareen/[[November 12, 2006]]/ link Reports that Saul Arellano - 7-year-old son of Elvira Arellano - is travelling to Mexico to ask the Mexican House and Senate to support her efforts to avoid being deported.

Groups demand Perdue retract immigration statements - 10/12/06

Associated PressDorie Turner September 18, 2006 ajc . com/metro/content/metro/stories/2006/09/18/2006/09/18/0918immigration.html

Fraud alleged in St. Louis voter sign up - 10/12/06

Associated Press/Jeff Douglas/[[October 12, 2006]]/ link Election officials say hundreds of potentially bogus registration cards, including ones for dead and underage people, were submitted by a branch of a national group that has been criticized in the past for similar offenses.

Pahrump anti-illegal immigration ordinance; bucks rotting in the banks? - 10/12/06

The city of Pahrump Nevada - former home to Art Bell - is considering a "Hazleton-style" ordinance, but with the additional twist of trying to block banks from doing business with illegal aliens.

Immigration activist living at church sends son to L.A. conference - 10/07/06

September 8, 2006/Sophia Tareen/Associated Press/ link

Rep. Pearce calls for mass deportations - 10/07/06

Associated Press/[[September 29, 2006]]/ link A state lawmaker has drawn a firestorm of criticism from the Hispanic community this week by calling for the renewal of a 1950s-era federal deportation program known as "Operation Wetback."

Immigrant march en route to Hastert's digs - 10/07/06 Don Babwin / Associated Press As with other immigration reform marches in the metro area this year, Friday's [9/1/06] featured plenty of Mexican flags and signs with slogans written in Spanish. But there also were flags from the Philippines and people like Sally Chung holding signs in Korean...

Phoenix legislator supports deportations through Operation Wetback - 10/07/06

Associated Press (via Arizona Daily Star)/[[September 29, 2006]]/ link This appears to be a rewrite of the AP story Rep. Pearce calls for mass deportations. The title is a lie: Phoenix legislator supports deportations through 'Operation Wetback'

About 300 rally against Hazleton crackdown on illegal immigrants - 10/07/06 Associated Press / "Information from: Standard-Speaker," About 300 people, many of them from Philadelphia and other parts of the state, rallied Sunday in opposition to the city's crackdown on illegal immigrants.

Arizona Democratic Party, Russell Pearce, and "Operation Wetback" - 09/29/06

The sleazy Arizona Democratic Party is up to its old tricks again, this time trying to smear Rep. Russell Pearce (R-AZ) over his reference to Eisenhower's "Operation Wetback" on a radio program. From their press release titled Pearce Resurrects "Operation Wetback" and subtitled Russell Pearce Longs for Pre-Civil Rights Era Immigration Program: In an interview on KJZZ Wednesday, Republican legislator Russell Pearce called for the reinstatement of Eisenhower's 1953 immigration plan, "Operation Wetback." The program, which was abolished a year later, sought to round up and deport all...

Dorie Turner/AP ignores Teodoro Maus affiliation (Georgia, Perdue) - 09/19/06

Last week, Georgia governor Sonny Perdue said the following: "It is simply unacceptable for people to sneak into this country illegally on Thursday, obtain a government-issued ID on Friday, head for the welfare office on Monday and cast a vote on Tuesday."

Russ Bynum/AP promotes illegal immigration (Stillmore, Georgia) - 09/15/06

Russ Bynum of the Associated Press offers "Immigration raid cripples Ga. town" (link).

March 24 Georgia boycott - 09/03/06

One of the organizers was Teodoro Maus, a former Mexican consul general. From Immigration rallies draw thousands nationwide 3/14/06, Associated Press:

Suzanne Gamboa/AP on immigration ads - 08/30/06

Suzanne Gamboa of the Associated Press offers "Immigration ads a problem for campaigns": Capturing the immigration debate in political ads this campaign season - without upsetting Hispanics - is proving tricky for the parties and candidates.

DSCC pro-American 'Secure' video never existed - 08/17/06

Yesterday I noted that the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee removed their "controversial" video 'Secure' from Youtube. Today, it's gone completely. The previous URL was:

AP: "Immigration Crackdown Could Create Ghost Town" - 05/16/06

The AP offers a video report here that Yahoo or they subtitle with the following: Visit Columbus, New Mexico, where some community leaders fear that blocking immigrant smuggling could put the town out of business. While I didn't watch the video I have a pretty good idea of what it will and won't cover. They might give an ironic tip o' the hat to Columbus being the town where Pancho Villa conducted his infamous raid. But, they probably will treat transnational corruption as a wonderful good.

Georgia illegal aliens protest organized by former Mexican consul - 03/24/06

[See the first update for more] Tim Molloy of the AP offers a roundup of the recent protest by illegal aliens who are demanding rights to which they aren't entitled in the falsely-titled "Immigration Rallies Draw Thousands Nationwide". It contains the following: Teodoro Maus, an organizer of the Georgia protest, estimated as many as 80,000 Hispanics did not show up for work. Molloy or his editors are apparently too shy to tell us that Maus isn't just a member of the "Coordinating Committee of Community Leaders". He's also a former Mexican consul. As with other professions, whether anyone...

Michael R. Blood / AP biased report on "National Day of Protest" - 01/08/06

The AP reports on the "National Day of Protest" against illegal immigration in the Drudge-linked "Few Drawn to Illegal Immigration Protests" [1] by Michael R. Blood. The very first paragraph contains a highly misleading statement: Illegal immigration protests organized across the country Saturday drew small numbers, and some were outnumbered and out-shouted by those who support immigrant rights.

Maryland to be sued over driver's licenses; AP not telling whole truth - 11/15/05

Michael J. Feeney of the AP offers "Immigrants Denied Licenses to File Suit Against Md. MVA". It starts out with this bit designed to soften you up: All she wants to do is drive to school, but Margaret Mengly Peredo Echalar says she can't get a driver's license, despite having provided proper identification to the Maryland Motor Vehicle Administration. Awww. Except, it's not really just about one person's wish to get to school, now is it? It's also about all those other people who want licenses, and what they'll do with it: for instance, boarding airplanes. And, of course, driver's licenses...

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.

Illegal aliens doing the jobs American hurricane victims could do - 09/09/05

From the AP propaganda piece "Illegal immigrants afraid to get storm aid" (link):

AP: Illegal aliens who shouldn't be here hardest hit by Katrina - 09/09/05

The post "NYT: Devastating hurricane hits Gulf Coast; illegal aliens hardest hit" was such a big hit, let's now discuss the AP's "Illegal immigrants afraid to get storm aid" (link) from E. Eduardo Castillo:

California's future not fully 100% doom and gloom - 06/02/05

No, there is the fairly good possibility that things will not end in the complete meltdown of the state and it eventually physically separating itself from the mainland and being crushed by the Pacific, a new report reveals. According to the Public Policy Institute of California's new report "California 2025: It's Your Choice" (, by that year we'll have 8 to 10 million more people living here, with a severly strained infrastructure to match:

"Dreier race illustrates cautionary tale on immigration policy" - 11/15/04

Associated Press (link): Tucked into last week's otherwise predictable California election results lay a cautionary tale about the election year's most uncovered issue: illegal immigration. Republican Rep. David Dreier, the 24-year Los Angeles-area veteran who chairs the powerful House Rules committee, won re-election to his House seat with just under 54 percent of the vote, down from 64 percent in 2002. His Democratic opponent, Cynthia Matthews, won almost 43 percent of the vote, despite spending just over $31,000 in her campaign, compared to more than $900,000 spent by Dreier. A Libertarian...

"Bill Jones speaks out against voting rights for non-citizens" - 07/27/04

From Terence Chea of the AP (sfgate . com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/news/archive/2004/07/26/state1700EDT0097.DTL): Republican Senate candidate Bill Jones railed on Monday against a ballot measure that would grant non-citizens here the right to vote in school board elections, calling it a "slap in the face" to U.S. citizenship and the country's immigration laws.