Archive for October, 2005

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In a twist of logic so bizarre that it could only be hatched in Washington, the Senate Judiciary Committee approved a plan to increase revenues by selling over 368,000 American jobs to foreign workers and their families who will enter the United States and stay permanently. The proposal authored by Judiciary Chairman Arlen Specter (R-PA.) will be added to a larger deficit reduction bill the Senate will consider as early as next week. Under the plan, the fees employers pay for high tech, executive, and other employment-based permanent visas for foreign workers will rise, generating an estimated $120 million per year. The federal budget shortfall for the current fiscal year is projected to be in the neighborhood of $400 billion.

    Senator Specter feeds the Cookie Monster!
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Former Colorado Governor Richard D. Lamm, gave a speech on â??How to Destroy Americaâ?? at a recent immigration-overpopulation conference in Washington, DC

Lamm said, “If you believe that America is too smug, to self-satisfied, too rich, then letâ??s destroy America. It is not that hard to do. No nation in history has survived the ravages of time. Arnold Toynbee observed that all great civilizations rise and fall, and that, “An autopsy of history would show that all great nations commit suicide.”

    1.) “First, turn America into a bilingual or multi lingual and bicultural country. History shows that no nation can survive the tension, conflict and antagonism of two or more competing languages and cultures. It is a blessing for an individual to be bilingual; however, it is a curse for a society to be bilingual.”

    2.) “Invent â??multiculturalismâ?? and encourage immigrants to maintain their own culture. I would make it an article of belief that all cultures are equal. That there are no cultural differences. I would make it an article of faith that the Black and Hispanic dropout rates are due to prejudice and discrimination by the majority. Every other explanation is out of bounds.”

    3.) “I would encourage all immigrants to keep their own language and culture. I would replace the melting pot metaphor with the salad bowl metaphor. It is important to ensure that we have various cultural sub-groups living in America reinforcing their differences rather than as Americans, emphasizing their similarities.”
    4.) “Fourth, I would make our fastest growing demographic group the least educated. I would add a second underclass, unassimilated, undereducatedand antagonistic to our population. I would have this second underclass have a 50 percent dropout rate from high school.”
    5.) “My fifth point for destroying America would be to get big foundations and business to give these efforts lots of money. I would invest in ethnic identity, and I would establish the cult of â??Victimologyâ??. I would get all minorities to think their lack of success was the fault of the majority. I would start a grievance industry blaming all minority failure on the majority population.”

    6.) “My sixth plan for Americaâ??s downfall would include dual citizenship and promote divided loyalties. I would celebrate diversity over unity. I would stress differences rather than similarities. Diverse people worldwide are mostly engaged in hating each otherâ??that is, when they are not killing each other.”

    7.) “Next to last, I would place all subjects off limitsâ??make it taboo to talk about anything against the cult of â??diversityâ??. I would find a word similar to â??hereticâ?? in the 16th centuryâ??that stopped discussion and paralyzed thinking. Words like â??racistâ?? or â??xenophobeâ?? halt discussion and debate.”

    8.) “Having made America a bilingual–bicultural country, having established multiculturalism, having the large foundations fund the doctrine of â??Victimologyâ??,” Lamm said. “I would next make it impossible to enforce our immigration laws. I would develop a mantra: “That because immigration has been good for America, it must ALWAYS be good. I would make every individual immigrant sympatric and ignore the cumulative impact of millions of them.”

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Milford officials have been given new powers to curb overcrowding in rental housing, a problem they say threatens to ruin neighborhoods. The crackdown is occurring as the town of about 27,000 is attempting to deal with an influx of immigrants, largely from Latin America.

”We’re at a crossroads in the town of Milford, and if we don’t do something soon, I think the opportunity will be lost. It’s very important,” Dino DeBartolomeis, chairman of the selectmen, told Town Meeting voters Monday before they approved stricter regulations affecting rental housing.

Town officials say they have been grappling with a flood of complaints about apartments packed with up to 20 people apiece. Residents have made nearly 200 e-mail and phone complaints about excessive noise, trash, cars parked on lawns, and even residents keeping livestock.

The overcrowding issue gained momentum recently when Paul Mazuchelli, the town’s public health director, reported a spike in the number of cases of tuberculosis, a bacterial disease that can be spread in the air from one person to another, especially among people living in close quarters.

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Alone and often without money or a place to live, illegal immigrants in big cities are prone to joining gangs in order to acquire food and shelter. Feeling secure among people of their own race or status (illegal), the new immigrant oftentimes embraces the gang as his surrogate family, and crime becomes his new occupation.

In Los Angeles, 95 percent of all outstanding warrants for homicide (which total 1,200 to 1,500) target illegal aliens. Up to two thirds of all fugitive felony warrants (17,000) are for illegal aliens.

â??In 2002, nearly 29 percent, or 39,000 inmates, in the federal prison system were non-citizens. Based on prior research, we estimated that 59 percent of this total are illegal aliens. This translates into 17 percent of the federal prison population, and thus 17 percent of the $4.1 billion prison budget can be attributed to illegal alien householdsâ? The fact that 17 percent of Americaâ??s prisoners are illegal immigrants is evidence of the vast extent of their involvement in crime and criminal activities.

Illegal immigration is a contributing factor behind the high crime rates in many of Americaâ??s larger cities. Making matters worse is the fact that many of the illegal immigrants committing the crimes are protected by misguided policies set up by city and state governments.

â??[Sanctuary] laws testify to the sheer political power of immigrant lobbies, a power so irresistible that police officials shrink from even mentioning the illegal alien crime wave. â??We canâ??t even talk about it,â?? says a frustrated lapd captain. â??People are afraid of a backlash from Hispanics.â?? Another lapd commander in a predominantly Hispanic, gang-infested district sighs: â??I would get a firestorm of criticism if I talked about [enforcing the immigration law against illegals].â?? Neither captain would speak for attributionâ?

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In the last 12 years, U.S. immigration authorities have logged more than 50,000 deportations of immigrants with criminal records to Central America, including untold numbers of gang members like Cruz-Mendoza.

But a deportation policy aimed in part at breaking up a Los Angeles street gang has backfired and helped spread it across Central America and back into other parts of the United States. Newly organized cells in El Salvador have returned to establish strongholds in metropolitan Washington, D.C., and other U.S. cities. Prisons in El Salvador have become nerve centers, authorities say, where deported leaders from Los Angeles communicate with gang cliques across the United States.

A gang that once numbered a few thousand and was involved in street violence and turf battles has morphed into an international network with as many as 50,000 members, the most hard-core engaging in extortion, immigrant smuggling and racketeering. In the last year, the federal government has brought racketeering cases against MS-13 members in Long Island, N.Y., and southern Maryland.

The LA Times includes a Flash presentation with this article. The presentation inclues video shot inside a Salvadorian prison that holds MS 13 gang members. “It’s like a college for MS-13.”

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A man arrested while crossing the border last week has been on the run from a murder rap for more than a year, Pomona police said Friday.

Uriel Diaz, 20, of Pomona, had a warrant issued for his arrest for the killing of Alfredo Reyes last year, said Pomona police Detective Robert Nelson.

Diaz was arrested Saturday by Border Patrol officers as he tried to cross into Arizona from Mexico, said Brian Levin, spokesman for U.S. Customs and Border Protection in Arizona.

Diaz is suspected of killing Reyes and dumping his body around the 1400 block of West First Street around 7:30 a.m. May 4, 2004, Nelson said. The body was discovered by a city employee. It had at least one gunshot wound, Nelson said.

“We found out that the deceased had been there for a day or two,” Nelson said. “He was actually spotted by one of our city employees who thought he was a transient.”

Investigators found Diaz’s cell phone under the corpse of Reyes. That was the initial clue that led police to Diaz as a possible suspect, Nelson said. Since that time, detectives have found more evidence that implicates Diaz, Nelson said.

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A little rant from Frosty Wooldridge.

If every law officer neglected his job like the president of the United States does today, America would be a land of anarchy. If every police officer failed his sworn duty like the majority of our senators and congressmen fail theirs, America would be no better than any other Third World country.

With 20 million illegal aliens now, imagine when your actions Mr. President and Congress cause 40 million more illegal aliens? At what point does the total displacement of American workers satisfy this president and Congress? Are you excited about civil war in our streets? Are you thrilled about Los Angels becoming another Mexico City? How do you feel about your part in the growing MS-13 crime wave and drug distribution to our kids? Do you have any moral or ethical responsibility to those of us who live our lives by adhering to our laws?

If you will not abide by your oath of office Mr. President and Congress, if you don’t abide by our immigration laws, if you fail in your duty as a U.S. citizen in elected officeâ??we will vote candidates into office that will serve America. In the meantime, we will follow you and demand you to serve the U.S. Constitution. You are a servant of the people Mr. President and Congress. You work for us and we pay your paycheck. What is the highest office in America? It’s CITIZEN. We will not go quietly into the night.

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After reading a newspaper column headlined: Survey reviews Hispanic hiring, Rep. Joe Baca Sr. [D-Rialto, CA] leads task force to ensure corporate America reflects its [Hispanic and Latino] communities, several thoughts came to mind. Information in the article reveals that U.S. House of Representative’s Baca has launched a quest to gain ‘proportional equivalence’ for Hispanics and Latinos in corporate America’s hierarchy and board rooms.

According to Mr. Baca . . . Part of our responsibility is to make sure that [when] we look at corporate America, that its face looks like the way America looks like, . . . As we see the diversity and the changes throughout our country, you see more Latinos and Latinas in our community [many of whom are here illegally]. And we’d like to see corporate America be reflective of that community.(1)

As for the Hispanic Caucus’ corporate survey, it was particularly disturbing to read about its intended evaluation goals and targeted issues, as follows: “The survey is expected to evaluate Hispanic representation on corporate boards and among management; review employment and promotion practices; measure procurement between corporations and Hispanic-owned businesses; and look at whether these corporations are giving to Hispanic-related philanthropic efforts.”(1)

You will notice, that all of the discovery and evaluation emphasis is based upon the belief and expectation that if or because you are Hispanic or Latino you are some how entitled to be elevated to the upper echelons of corporate America, become recipients of their philanthropy and/or entitled to special considerations. Such a quest is based upon a false and egregious premise. It is especially obnoxious for Hispanics to expect to leverage their ‘numbers’ to apply some sort of ‘clout’ in light of the fact that the available pool of Hispanic and Latino employees includes 18 - 20 million Hispanics who are illegal aliens, very poorly educated and speak only Spanish here in an English speaking nation.

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ROGERS, AR — A woman was punched in the face and her wallet was stolen Wednesday in a Wal-Mart parking lot in an attack similar to 10 other recent muggings.

Laura Kibler was getting into her vehicle after shopping at Wal-Mart at 2110 W. Walnut St. about 7:30 p.m. when two men she described as Hispanic approached her, according to Cpl. Kelley Cradduck, spokesman for the Rogers Police Department.

One of the men demanded she hand over her money and Kibler refused. One of the men hit her, and the assailants took her wallet and groceries and ran away, Cradduck said.

The woman was slightly injured, Cradduck said.

The attack was similar to 10 others since Aug. 30 when an individual was approached by two or more Hispanic men who used violence to rob the person.

Most of those robbed have also been Hispanic, and police believe the victims in the incidents have been reluctant to contact police because they are afraid authorities will delve into their immigration status.

Rogers Police Chief Steve Helms plans to place public service announcements in local Spanish language media in attempt to assure crime victims or witnesses police are interested only in information about the crimes and will not ask about immigration status.

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Border watchers doing an outstanding job

The North County Times continues to belittle the efforts of the patriotic Americans and concerned citizens who volunteer their days and weeks to help guard California’s borders (Re: â?Measuring border watch group’s success,â?? Oct. 9).

I have witnessed firsthand that these border-watching groups have helped the Border Patrol shut down entire two- to four-mile stretches of dangerous border to illegal drug and alien traffic for days at a time.

Minutemen have had no physical contact with anyone from Mexico, except for assisting a sick baby at the border in Jacumba on Sept. 12. (watch movie) Border Patrol agents and supervisors, as well as most of the residents of the border towns, now welcome the Minuteman presence as they know it greatly reduces the rampant illegal activity in those areas. The Minutemen are proving that America can have secure borders if our government develops the will to put more Border Patrol agents on the border with better equipment.

Accusing the Minutemen of merely seeking media attention amounts to tabloid journalism at best. They are there under hostile conditions to assist the severely undermanned U.S. Border Patrol first and foremost.

JEFF ALAN SCHWILK

Oceanside

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Lemoore, CA (AP) — It took Olivia Tamayo six years to accuse her supervisor of rape, and six weeks to tell her story in court. But when she was finished, it took the jury less than six hours to award the farmworker $1 million in damages.

‘My life was hell on earth,’ said Tamayo, her voice breaking as she described violence she claimed she endured at Harris Farms, one of California’s largest farming operations. ‘When I tried to say something about it, the company didn’t believe me, didn’t do anything to protect me.’

A jury in Fresno’s federal court in January found the company had not acted promptly to stop the harassment once it was reported and that it retaliated against Tamayo, forcing her to quit.

Company President John Harris said an internal investigation led him to believe that Tamayo’s case was an affair gone bad, not rape. He said he planned to appeal the jury’s verdict in U.S. District Court.

No criminal charges were ever brought in the case. But attorneys with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, which brought Tamayo’s case, said it is an example of how sexual harassment or abuse can go unnoticed in the fields.

There is no way of knowing how many of the country’s approximately 1 million field hands endure Tamayo’s fate. But in an industry that relies on undocumented migrants with little knowledge of English or their legal rights, chances are good that most cases never go to court, said William Tamayo, an EEOC attorney.

The farm industry DOES NOT have to rely on illegal aliens. There is a special H2-A temporary visa program for ag workers. But since illegal immigration is so out of control and the federal government refuses to enforce immigration and workplace laws the farm industry CHOOSES to break the law and hire illegal aliens. They hire them because then they do not have to pay them a fair wage or provide housing for them. They can exploit them and abuse them all they want. Under the H2-A visa program these people would be protected and be aware of thier rights.

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Lima, OH — After the head of the American Civil Liberties Union of Ohio accused Sheriff Dan Beck of racial profiling Tuesday, he fired back saying she had no evidence of such actions.

â??Itâ??s interesting that a group of attorneys that are supposed to represent civil liberties make serious accusations without the first thread of truth. Thereâ??s no complaints. Theyâ??re on a witch hunt,â? he said.

Chris Link, the executive director for the ACLU of Ohio, sent out a written statement Tuesday titled â??ACLU calls for Beck to end race-based profiling.â? When asked if she had proof of race-based profiling, Link said she did not but said she worries there is something to all the concerns about which she has heard and read.

Beck said she has nothing and cannot find anything to show his deputies have profiled any-one based on race. Beck said the bigger issue is that Link and her agency are trying to put pressure on police agencies that address the illegal immigration issue.

â??She is trying to justify her existence and the existence of the American Civil liberties Un-ion,â? he said.

Link, who has not spoken to Beck, also said the sheriff and his agency have no business get-ting involved in immigration law. She said there are plenty of federal agencies to do that work.

â??The federal government has failed to put another man on the moon but I donâ??t consider it my responsibility to do that,â? she said.

But Beck said federal agencies are not doing their job and are allowing the problem to grow. As sheriff he has a job to uphold the law, which also includes upholding laws pertaining to illegal immigrants, he said.

Link criticized Beck for concentrating too much on the illegal immigration issue while there are other issues she said he needs to address.

â??By doing that, he is essentially turning his back on another criminal element just because they are white and that is poor police work,â? she said.

Link also said she was concerned the climate in the country following the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, is fueling the fire and creating a larger audience for officials such as Beck. She said Muslims were unfairly profiled following the attacks.

â??We are deeply concerned about these themes that are appearing. Do we have to be reminded that we are all immigrants,â? she said.

For more information on the ACLU, check out these links:
Get A CLU
Discover The Network
And a related post on the National Lawyers Guild.

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Drafters of constitutional texts, be they members of the constitutional convention in 1787 or members of Congress who craft a constitutional amendment, cannot always foresee all of the nuances of governmental mismanagement and malfeasance that may follow their creations. Examples abound, especially with the 14th Amendment. It was ratified in 1868 as a post-Civil War remedy, to secure rights and protections for American citizens freed by the 13th Amendment from the scourge of slavery.

The purpose of the 13th and 14th Amendments was limited to securing these rights. Nothing appears from the events surrounding their drafting and ratification to suggest any general intent to extend citizenship to someone born in America to parents who are here illegally.

Rep. Nathan Deal (R-Ga.) and 45 cosponsors have introduced bill H.R. 698, entitled the “Citizenship Reform Act of 2005.” It declares: “It is the purpose of this Act to deny automatic citizenship at birth to children born in the United States to parents who are not citizens or permanent resident aliens.” The bill undertakes to define “subject to the jurisdiction of the United States” as that term was first used in the 14th Amendment. And clearly a bill that clarifies the meaning of the 14th Amendment is justified under the law.

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Wal-Mart, at the urging of law enforcement and immigration officials, temporarily halted construction of a Supercenter and Sam’s Club in Bismarck on Oct. 18, a day after two illegal immigrants working on the projects were charged with molesting two 13-year-old Belcourt girls. Charges later were dropped against one of the suspects after authorities found out he was a juvenile.

Work was halted for several hours on Oct. 18, but resumed later in the day after authorities checked workers’ documentation, Heires said. No other workers on the project were found to be in the United States illegally at that time, he said.

He would not say if Wal-Mart’s own review on Monday turned up any illegal workers. ‘I can’t give any details,’ he said.

Wal-Mart currently has 10 stores in North Dakota, along with the sites under construction, Heires said.

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Los Angeles (AP) — Florencia Molina’s personal hellhole was a dressmaking shop on the outskirts of Los Angeles. She worked there up to 17 hours a day, seven days a week, and lived there, too, without the option of showering or washing her clothes.

Other victims of American-style human trafficking have had very different venues for ordeals just as bad or worse — brothels in San Francisco, bars in New Jersey, slave-labor farm camps in Florida, a small-town tree-cutting business owned by a New Hampshire couple.

Molina was enticed to California by a woman back home in Mexico’s Puebla state, who promised a job and free accommodations.

‘I came to the United States with lots of dreams, but when I got here, my dreams were stolen,’ said Molina, 33, who left three children behind in Mexico.

On Jan. 1, 2002, she worked her first shift at the dressmaker’s, sewing roughly 200 party dresses over 12 hours.

Later, the shifts often stretched to 17 hours a day. Molina was locked into the shop at night — sleeping with a co-worker in a small storage room. The shop manager paid Molina roughly $100 a week, confiscated her identify documents, and told her she would be arrested if she went to the authorities.

‘For me, it was completely dark, without money, without English, no papers, nothing,’ Molina said in an interview. ‘The owner told me, ‘You can try to do whatever you want. Dogs in this country have more rights than you.”

After working 40 days, Molina summoned up the nerve to flee, and soon encountered FBI agents who were investigating the dress shop. They sought her cooperation in prosecuting the owner, and Molina — after difficult deliberations — agreed to help.

‘It was really a hard decision,’ she said. ‘The owner had always told me I would pay the consequences — or my family in Mexico would suffer — if I went to the authorities. But I thought to myself, ‘I don’t want one more person to be in the situation I was in.”

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