Archive for February, 2007


Dodge Intrepid = One Baby

CNN

PUEBLO, Colorado — Three people were arrested on charges of swapping a 5-month-old boy for a down payment on a used Dodge Intrepid and cash, police said Tuesday.

Nicole Uribe, 23, is accused of trading the baby to Jose-Juan Lerma, 47, and his wife, Irene, 27, in exchange for the down payment and an unspecified amount of cash.

All were arrested on suspicion of felony trafficking in children and were being held at the Pueblo jail under $50,000 bail each.

The baby was placed in a foster home, Police Sgt. Brett Wilson said. Wilson said he could not speculate on the motives for the alleged deal.

He said police found the child and arrested Uribe within hours of getting a tip on Monday. The Lermas were arrested on Tuesday.

Wilson said all three were Mexican nationals and federal officials had been asked to investigate their immigration status.

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LOU DOBBS TONIGHT 02.23.07 Mexican Trucks Coming Your Way!

“It is a real concern of ours from a safety standpoint and, frankly, from a security standpoint,” he said. “We do not know what is coming over these borders. They claim they are going to look at each truck and inspect each truck, but they try to do that now and they cannot even do ten percent of the trucks that come over the border.”

Unions, Safety Groups Oppose Mexican Trucks on US Roads
News VOA
February 28, 2007

Last week, the Bush administration announced a plan to send U.S. inspectors to check trucks in Mexico that would then be allowed to cross over the border and deliver loads anywhere in the United States. This would be a pilot program, but the eventual goal is to open the border to more such traffic as called for by the North American Free Trade Agreement, or NAFTA. The Teamsters Union and highway safety groups in the United States are among those opposing the plan. VOA’s Greg Flakus has more from Houston.

Allowing Mexican trucks to travel across the border and to all parts of the United States sounds like a great idea to Sarah Sanchez. The interim executive director of San Antonio’s Free Trade Alliance says her city, which sits a little over 200 kilometers from the border, would benefit greatly by becoming a logistical hub for U.S.-Mexico trade.

“We see this as vital to the growth of San Antonio as an inland port and the inland port is a development strategy that includes service and trade that flows through San Antonio and developing logistics-related industries,” she said. “Once the border is open manufacturers in Mexico cities, such as San Luis Potosi, Mexico City, Monterrey and Saltillo are more likely to consider distribution activities in San Antonio.”

But what might be good for San Antonio’s business leaders may not be good for the rest of the country and could pose a threat to motorists on U.S. highways, according to the Teamsters Union. The president of that labor organization, which represents most U.S. truckers, Jim Hoffa, says the administration’s plan amounts to a “game of Russian roulette on America’s highways.”

The Teamsters say Mexican trucks are not up to the standards of U.S. trucks and that Mexican drivers are often pushed by their employers to drive longer hours than is safe.

Speaking by telephone with VOA, Teamsters Union spokesman Galen Munroe stresses that the number of U.S. inspectors involved in the program is inadequate to the task.

“It is a real concern of ours from a safety standpoint and, frankly, from a security standpoint,” he said. “We do not know what is coming over these borders. They claim they are going to look at each truck and inspect each truck, but they try to do that now and they cannot even do ten percent of the trucks that come over the border.”…..


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Immigration Reform? Let’s Try Mexico’s Immigration Law!
Canada Free Press
February 27, 2007

The article that follows by Dr. J. Michael Waller should be an eye opener to liberals who believe in open borders and loose immigration enforcement.

Mind you, this is the law of the land in Mexico, the third-world nation that has encouraged millions of its citizens to invade America.

It is also the same country that threatened to take the U.S. to the UN for building a fence on American soil!

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Mexico’s Immigration Law:

Let’s Try It Here at Home By J. Michael Waller, Citizens for a Constitutional Republic

Mexico has a radical idea for a rational immigration policy that most Americans would love. However, Mexican officials haven’t been sharing that idea with us as they press for our Congress to adopt the McCain-Kennedy immigration reform bill.

That’s too bad, because Mexico, which annually deports more illegal aliens than the United States does, has much to teach us about how it handles the immigration issue. Under Mexican law, it is a felony to be an illegal alien in Mexico.

At a time when the Supreme Court and many politicians seek to bring American law in line with foreign legal norms, it’s noteworthy that nobody has argued that the U.S. look at how Mexico deals with immigration and what it might teach us about how best to solve our illegal immigration problem. Mexico has a single, streamlined law that ensures that foreign visitors and immigrants are:
# in the country legally;
# have the means to sustain themselves economically;
# not destined to be burdens on society;
# of economic and social benefit to society;
# of good character and have no criminal records; and
# contributors to the general well-being of the nation.

The law also ensures that:
# immigration authorities have a record of each foreign visitor;
# foreign visitors do not violate their visa status;
# foreign visitors are banned from interfering in the country’s internal politics;
# foreign visitors who enter under false pretenses are imprisoned or deported;
# foreign visitors violating the terms of their entry are imprisoned or deported;
# those who aid in illegal immigration will be sent to prison.

Who could disagree with such a law? It makes perfect sense. The Mexican constitution strictly defines the rights of citizens — and the denial of many fundamental rights to non-citizens, illegal and illegal. Under the constitution, the Ley General de Poblacion, or General Law on Population, spells out specifically the country’s immigration policy.

It is an interesting law — and one that should cause us all to ask, Why is our great southern neighbor pushing us to water down our own immigration laws and policies, when its own immigration restrictions are the toughest on the continent? If a felony is a crime punishable by more than one year in prison, then Mexican law makes it a felony to be an illegal alien in Mexico.

If the United States adopted such statutes, Mexico no doubt would denounce it as a manifestation of American racism and bigotry.

We looked at the immigration provisions of the Mexican constitution. [1] Now let’s look at Mexico’s main immigration law.

Mexico welcomes only foreigners who will be useful to Mexican society:
# Foreigners are admitted into Mexico “according to their possibilities of contributing to national progress.” (Article 32)
# Immigration officials must “ensure” that “immigrants will be useful elements for the country and that they have the necessary funds for their sustenance” and for their dependents. (Article 34)
# Foreigners may be barred from the country if their presence upsets “the equilibrium of the national demographics,” when foreigners are deemed detrimental to “economic or national interests,” when they do not behave like good citizens in their own country, when they have broken Mexican laws, and when “they are not found to be physically or mentally healthy.” (Article 37)
# The Secretary of Governance may “suspend or prohibit the admission of foreigners when he determines it to be in the national interest.” (Article 38)…..

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Fox gets candid in Dallas discussions
Dallas News
February 28, 2007


Mexico’s ex-president admits mistakes in drug fight, blasts border wall

Former President Vicente Fox continued to break taboos Tuesday in Dallas â?? acknowledging his own errors, praising his successor, criticizing opponents and warning the U.S. that building a wall along its 2,000-mile border would be devastating.

In wide-ranging discussions with Dallas business leaders and high school and college students at Southern Methodist University, Mr. Fox didn’t mince words, at times displaying his famous loose tongue.

In a private meeting with key supporters from Mexico and the U.S., Mr. Fox also talked about plans for Mexico’s first presidential library, under construction at his ranch in the central Mexican state of Guanajuato. And he talked of recruiting scholars from the Dallas area to serve as advisers to his study center, said Clara Borja Hinojosa, one of the few dozen who attended the luncheon at the Mansion on Turtle Creek.

In his talk with an estimated 1,000 students at SMU’s student center, Mr. Fox for the first time acknowledged that his efforts to tackle organized crime in Mexico didn’t work as he had envisioned. Questioned by 22-year-old Eduardo Barclay Nihil, a senior finance major at SMU, about border violence in his parents’ hometown of Nuevo Laredo, Mr. Fox said:

“I’m the first to admit that we didn’t accomplish what we had as our objective,” defeating drug traffickers.

Mr. Fox blamed both U.S. demand for the increased flow of illegal drugs from Mexico and the rise of traffickers, whose reach and violence marred the former president’s last months in office.

“Mexico will win this war, and I’m sure Felipe Calderón will continue to make this his No. 1 priority,” Mr. Fox said, referring to his successor.

He applauded Mr. Calderón’s decision to extradite about 20 top capos to the U.S. and his decision to send the military into eight of Mexico’s 31 states to crack down on the drug trade. But Mr. Fox also cautioned that dark days lie ahead for the nation as drug corruption continues to permeate public institutions, including the military, said Ms. Borja and others who attended his luncheon meeting.

Mr. Fox criticized Mr. Calderón’s electoral opponent, Andrés Manuel López Obrador of the Party of the Democratic Revolution. Upon losing the election, Mr. López Obrador and his supporters brought the nation’s capital to a virtual standstill, blockading the city’s main artery.

Asked by a student why he didn’t use force to dislodge the protesters, Mr. Fox said he decided to respect the democratic process, and he praised Mexican institutions, particularly the Federal Electoral Institute, or IFE, for keeping the country together.

But because of Mr. López Obrador, Mr. Fox said, institutions will have to be rebuilt. “I think it was very bad what happened in Mexico,” he said. It was “awful, very bad for a man that lost the election to blame the IFE. That’s not fair.”

Mr. Fox called on the Bush administration to withdraw from Iraq and said immigration remains the top bilateral U.S.-Mexico issue. In a speech to a packed house at SMU’s McFarlin Auditorium on Tuesday night, Mr. Fox called for an overhaul of immigration law. He criticized the Bush administration for building walls instead of using that money to help create jobs for both Mexicans and Central Americans.

“I don’t understand this policy of building walls between two countries that have been friends, that have been neighbors,” he said. “I don’t understand the idea of separating people. … If you construct walls, you are limiting your future. … It didn’t work in China, and it didn’t work in Berlin.”

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Time: Saturday, March 3rd @ 10am to 1pm.
Place: The Getty House is the official residence of the Mayor of Los Angeles, California. It is located at 605 S. Irving Boulevard in Windsor Square, a neighborhood just east of the Hancock Park district.

Bring sings denouncing this brown supremacist and his MEChA past. Bring signs calling an end to Special Order 40. Bring a toilet brush and wave it in the air like you just don’t care. Woot!

toilet Regosa

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Enrique Morones of Border Angels is a brown supremacist resident of San Diego with dual U.S./Mexican citizenship. He has a little radio show that broadcasts a weak signal from a dingy Tijuana radio station. This guy is funnier than George Lopez!

Enrique Morones, Friday February 23, 2007.

“Tomorrow (Saturday, 2/24/07) we are going to be in Home Depot. We are going to buy all our building material at Home Depot. And like always, there are plenty of day laborers there that are going to look for work.

We have had a lot of success in giving these laborers work and we will continue with that.

Because what I think has happned with the Minutemen is that because they want to promote their racism, people are so upset that they prefer to help their day labor brothers and hire them more than ever.

So, tomorrow we will be with law authorities, the sheriff will be with us because we want to check the license plates of the Minutemen’s vehicles, many of whom have criminal records. So be very careful, especially families with children. We know that many of them have had incidents with children and it is very dangerous. A very serious situation, but we will be very
well protected with the Police, with the Sheriff and with the Brown Berets.”

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Join NumbersUSA if you haven’t already. They will send you customized Alerts asking you to send specific ready made faxes (all you have to do is click with your mouse) and make special phone calls to build resistance to the new horrific amnesty bill that Sen. Kennedy (D-MA), John McCain (R-AZ), corporate lobbyists, and brown supremacy groups have created to flood this country with cheap labor.

They say they will ram the amnesty through the Senate Judiciary Committee in March and pass it through the full Senate in April. Presumably the House would try to pass it in May.

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    lou dobbs

Who is behind dangerous new legislation to weaken U.S. border security?

The shocking alliance between big business, and socialist latino organizations all designed to destroy U.S. sovereignty … and wages.


    Lou Dobbs Tonight: Who is the Illegal Alien Lobby?

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“It is important for the reader to realize what happened here. The American people need to grasp the significance of what has happened here. Lobbyists who contributed millions of dollars to the campaign coffers of Democratic Senators were allowed to actually write the legislation that favors their constituentsâ??illegal aliens and business owners with a vested interest in driving down the cost of labor in America.”

LOBBYISTS WRITE AMNESTY BILL
News With Views
February 24, 2007

When S.9â??the 2007 version of Sen. Majority Leader Harry Reid’s 2006 effort to import 100 million illegals from Mexico into the United States is presented to the Senate floor for a vote in late March or April, the liberal mainstream media will refer to the Comprehensive Immigration Reform Act of 2007 as a bipartisan effort to solve the problem of illegal aliens and the porous borders between the United States and Mexico. S.9, which has one GOP cosponsor, is also cosponsored by Senators Edward T. Kennedy [D-MA], who drafted the bill with John McCain [R-AZ], will introduce the legislation. Other cosponsors are Patrick Leahy [D-VT], Charles Schumer [D-NY], Maria Cantwell [D-WA]. Debbie Stabenow [D-MI] and Barbara Boxer [D-CA]. You might say the bill was also cosponsored by the lobbyists for the American Civil Liberties Union, the National Immigration Center, the National Council of LaRaza, the Service Employees International Union, the Essential Workers Immigration Coalition and the US Chamber of Commerce (lobbying on behalf of US business owners who are attempting to drive down the cost of labor in the United States) since the lobbyists actually wrote the language of the legislation that will legalize 10 million more illegal aliens over the next two decades. .

The Center for Immigration Studies [CIS], in analyzing the alien loopholes in last year’s Senate amnesty bill (which is almost a word-for-word a clone of this year’s measure), discovered loopholes that will allow approximately 2.6 million dangerous illegals to become permanent residentsâ??and be eligible for citizenship under the new bill. Also, a sleight-of-hand in how families are interpreted will allow “extended” family members to join their legalized relatives in the United States, adding another 14.5 more illegals who will be eligible for amnesty. CIS estimates that one out of every four illegals that enters the country under the bill created by lobbyists for the illegals will fraudulently receive amnesty;

Like every piece of legislation enacted by Congress over the past century that does precisely the opposite of what it promises in its synopsis, the Comprehensive Immigration Reform Act of 2007 begins: “To recognize the heritage of the United States as a nation of immigrants and to amend the Immigration and National Act to provide for more effective border and employment enforcement, to prevent illegal immigration, and to reform and rationalize avenues for legal immigration, and for other purposes…” The last thing the Comprehensive Immigration Reform Act of 2007 intends to do is [a] provide any type of border enforcement because the North American Union agreement mandates dissolving the borders between Mexico, Canada and the United States; and [b] enforcing the laws regulating the hiring of both legal and illegal aliens since the purpose of allowing the unbridled influx of illegals into the country is to reduce the cost of labor in the United States in order to make America more labor cost competitive with the slave labor countries of the third world.

It is important for the reader to realize what happened here. The American people need to grasp the significance of what has happened here. Lobbyists who contributed millions of dollars to the campaign coffers of Democratic Senators were allowed to actually write the legislation that favors their constituentsâ??illegal aliens and business owners with a vested interest in driving down the cost of labor in America. That legislation will allow illegals to become privileged citizens of the United States not through the historic seven year vetting process as our ancestors did. Instead, under the terms of the Comprehensive Immigration Reform Act of 2007 (that reforms nothing) citizenship is imputed by Congressmen and Senators who have been bribed into submission to the New World Order with “campaign contributions.”…..

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frosty

The Next Added 100 Million Americans, Part 9
News With Views
11-23-06

Crossing our Agricultural Rubicon

In 49 B.C., Julius Caesar defied the Roman senate by crossing the Rubicon River to wage civil war against another Roman, Pompey the Great. By crossing the Rubicon, Caesar made a decision whereby he could not turn back.

Today, â??Crossing the Rubiconâ? means no way to change, repair or undo your destiny. Yes, Caesar conquered Pompey, but the Roman senate, along with Brutus, stabbed Caesar to death.

If President Bush signs an amnesty or bill similar to S.B. 2611, he casts the dye; he crosses the Rubicon of Americaâ??s death knell. Bush ensures 100 million more people added to our country that explodes our nation to 400 million in the next 34 years on our way to a half billion. Once manifested, we will not be able to turn back.

In a crystal clear exposeâ??, â??Crossing the Agricultural Rubiconâ?, Dr. John Tanton, Spring 2005, The Social Contract Quarterly, presented harsh realities as to Americaâ??s food supply.

â??We export immense quantities of corn, wheat, soybeans, etc., but much of this crop is fed to animals or processed into food that we then re-import as higher-value agricultural products,â? Tanton said. â??It is the dollar value of imports that is projected to be equal to exports for 2005.â?

He continued, â??The U.S. consumes two-thirds of its own grown food. As population grows, more agricultural land will be converted to non-agricultural usesâ??roads, hospitals, schools, parking lots, shopping malls and housing projects. Our expanding population will cause us to import more food. The net result will be the gradual decline of our agricultural trade surpluses. We are already in energy deficit as we import 12 million of the 20 millions barrels of oil we burn each day. Now we have a diminishing agricultural exchange surplus with which to buy fuel to facilitate that very agriculture.â?

The United States feeds the world, but as Tanton exposes in his excellent graphs and charts, weâ??re already importing as much as weâ??re exporting: â??We wonâ??t feed people around the world much longer,â? Tanton said.

For example, Coloradoâ??s population will add 1.5 million by 2022. That increase means, according to the Rocky Mountain News and the Denver Post, that 3.1 million acres of prime farm land suffer development into homes, roads, malls, schools and other development.

Whatever your population expansion in your state, commensurate farm acreage will be destroyed. For example, by 2050, Texas will grow from 21 million to 48.1 million, which means millions of acres of land will be taken out of farming for development. No one knows the disaster that awaits them as to water usage. â??Crossing the Rubiconâ? via farmland destruction brings yours and all states closer to Caesarâ??s fate……

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“Deputy Warden Sam Hyder on Monday said he knew the prison was housing some suspected gang members, but he was stunned to learn how many.

â??We had no clue,â? Hyder said. â??Weâ??re sitting here, thinking we had maybe 10 or 12. Itâ??s alarming.â?

Prison IDâ??s 85 gang members
State believes county facilities are â??front lineâ? in identifying gang affiliations.
Times Leader
February 27, 2007

WILKES-BARRE â?? Luzerne County prison officials say they recently identified 85 gang members incarcerated in the facility thanks to a new cooperative effort with state police.

The effort began about a month ago and involves taking photos of tattoos and other body markings of inmates. The images are analyzed by a state police investigative unit that specializes in gang activity.

Deputy Warden Sam Hyder on Monday said he knew the prison was housing some suspected gang members, but he was stunned to learn how many.

â??We had no clue,â? Hyder said. â??Weâ??re sitting here, thinking we had maybe 10 or 12. Itâ??s alarming.â?

The prisonâ??s effort to identify gang members has been headed by 16-year veteran Mark Rockovich, who on Monday was promoted from lieutenant to captain because of the increased responsibility he has assumed.

Rockovich said state officials previously concentrated efforts to identify gang members in state prisons, but are now focusing attention on county facilities, which he believes are the â??front lineâ? in identifying gang affiliations early on.

â??They finally realized how important the county prisons are in identifying these guys,â? Rockovich said. â??Any person who is arrested in Luzerne County who is incarcerated comes to us first. Without having communication with us I think they were missing a big part of the puzzle.â?

Rockovich said heâ??s also working with immigration officials to help identify illegal aliens who are incarcerated.

The prison recently obtained equipment that will allow for the immediate identification of an inmate whose fingerprints are on file with any criminal justice agency. The system, which cost $130,000, was funded through a grant obtained from the Emergency Management Agency, Rockovich said.

Identifying gang members is important to the prison so officials donâ??t put two rival members in the same cell. Itâ??s equally important for officials to know the background of suspects they may encounter, he said.

â??Once we ID a guy, we relay that information,â? Rockovich said. â??Itâ??s a lot nicer if youâ??re walking up to a car to know this guy is a suspected gang member who may be carrying a weapon and not just some innocent guy who went through a red light.â?

Rockovich said the gang members heâ??s identified within the prison have affiliations with the Bloods, the Crips and the Latin Kings.

Hyder said he suspects gang affiliations play a major role in the number of altercations that occur between inmates, which have been on the rise.

â??Weâ??ve been having our share of trouble. Almost daily our guys are in (riot) gear,â? Hyder said.

Hyder said the prison tried to keep rival gang members separated, but itâ??s difficult because of the severe overcrowding that has plagued the facility. Rival members are not placed in the same cell, he said, but they are on the same floor units.

â??Thatâ??s where a lot of our violence occurs, but where are we going to go with them?â? Hyder said.

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“A pregnant illegal alien can wait at the border, check into a hospital in Texas, give birth without paying a penny, and be rewarded for her illegal behavior,” Berman said. “That’s outrageous.”

Texas talks tough on illegal immigrants
Lawmakers push some of the harshest immigration-related measures in the United States.
LA Times
February 27, 2007

AUSTIN, TEXAS â?? The Lone Star State has long welcomed Latino immigrants, no matter how they got across the state’s 1,200-mile border with Mexico.

Back when California voted to cut public services to illegal immigrants, then-Texas Gov. George W. Bush was preaching that immigrants were equal players in the state’s economy.

But the atmosphere has changed markedly in Texas, home to about 10% of the nation’s illegal immigrants.

Now, a growing chorus of Republicans and some Democrats is pushing some of the harshest immigration-related measures in the United States â?? laws that would not only deny public services to illegal immigrants but strip their American-born children of benefits as well.

The proposal to deny services to American citizens, which is thought to be the first in the country, is part of a push to challenge the citizenship given automatically to children born in this country to illegal immigrants.

Prior rulings have affirmed that nearly all such children were entitled to birthright citizenship under the 14th Amendment. But some legal scholars have questioned whether the amendment, which redefined national citizenship to include the children of slaves after the Civil War, should cover babies born to foreign parents.

The Pew Hispanic Center estimated last year that more than 3 million U.S. citizens were born to illegal immigrant parents.

“The Texas bill could be a vehicle to get this before the courts, and we strongly support that,” said Ira Mehlman, a spokesman for the Federation for American Immigration Reform, which has been pushing Congress to revisit the 14th Amendment. “There is no question that it is time for a review, given the number of people entering the country illegally and giving birth.”

Texas’ shift toward a more incendiary brand of immigration politics comes at a time when many state lawmakers are frustrated that Washington has failed to stop illegal immigration. Few think President Bush’s moderate proposals, which include a guest worker program and enhanced border security, will help much, even if they are approved by Congress.

State Rep. Leo Berman, the Republican legislator who wrote the bill to deny benefits to the children of illegal immigrants, admits that his goal is to set off a fight in the federal courts.

His legislation has been compared to Proposition 187, which was ruled unconstitutional after California voters approved it in 1994, but it goes further. It would deny citizens born to illegal immigrants numerous state services, including unemployment benefits and the ability to obtain professional licenses.

“A pregnant illegal alien can wait at the border, check into a hospital in Texas, give birth without paying a penny, and be rewarded for her illegal behavior,” Berman said. “That’s outrageous.”…..

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LA Times

Jim Gilchrist, the Orange County accountant who gained national recognition as the co-founder of a citizen border patrol group, will ask a judge this afternoon to issue a restraining order in order to regain control of the Minuteman Project.

Earlier this month, Gilchrist was removed by his board of directors, which accused the charismatic anti-illegal-immigrant figure of abusing his power. Minuteman Project officials said they will detail their allegations at a press conference later this afternoon.

The rift, Gilchrist said, “could very well bring an end to the entire Minuteman Project. There are groups around the country with the name, but we are the most well known and the most powerful.”

Gilchrist said he did nothing wrong. His opponents, he said, are motivated by “a greed for power and a false perception of an endless stream of money.”

He said he plans to continue his work, which began in 2005 with a citizen border patrol that gained widespread media attention and a criticism from President Bush, who called them “vigilantes.”

Robert Vasquez â?? a former county commissioner in Idaho who, in his elected position, sued companies that hired illegal workers â?? said top conservative leaders turned against Gilchrist. Among them is Barbara Coe, who heads California Coalition for Immigration Reform and co-authored Proposition 187, the ballot measure that sought to deny undocumented immigrants certain public benefits.

“Sometimes a position becomes bigger than the man,” Vasquez said. “It’s unfortunate that it has reached this point.”

Gilchrist opponents filed a complaint against their former leader with the Internal Revenue Service, alleging that he did not obtain nonprofit status for the Minuteman organization and improperly used a discount postal rate to solicit donations.

Gilchrist said a direct mail organization was responsible to secure the nonprofit status and if it hadn’t, it didn’t amount to a criminal error on his part.

Board members voted to replace Gilchrist with Marvin Stewart, an African American minister. Gilchrist said the board members have no voting power and serve in an advisory capacity.

Here’s the official Press Release

MINUTEMAN PROJECT, Inc., CHANGES LEADERSHIP

FEBRUARY 24, 2007

“The MINUTEMAN PROJECT, Inc.,” (MMP) was a concept created to defend the sovereignty of the United States of America. The organization created sought to empower American citizens in the exercise of their constitutional rights to demand redress of grievances from the government’s failure to enforce United States Immigration law.

While “The MINUTEMAN PROJECT, Inc.,” recognizes the efforts and contributions made by Mr. Jim Gilchrist at the inception of the organization, the MMP Board of Directors has determined that a change of leadership based on internal issues was necessary.

MMP has led the fight in this culture war being waged on the American middle-class, and in order to continue its commitment to every American citizen, today announced it will immediately implement a reorganization of internal administrative, operational, membership, and accounting policies.

MMP today asks its membership for their continued support throughout this reorganization and pledges to make the MMP a stronger, more viable, efficient and politically effective mechanism as we move forward to press for the United States Government to enforce immigration law, secure America’s borders, and safe-guard American citizens from illegal aliens criminal, health, gang-related and economic threats.

Vibrant, ethical and responsive leadership is pledged to our members by current MMP President Mr. Marvin Stewart, and MMP Treasurer Ms. Deborah Courtney. “I stand committed to re-focusing the direction of the MINUTEMAN PROJECT to the goals established when this great movement first came on the scene” Mr. Stewart stated. “While others may seek to profit from an effort to secure America’s borders, true patriots will draw a line in the sand whether it is against the proponents of illegal aliens, or internal foes bent on avarice and greed” Mr. Stewart concluded.

“I have pledged my time, my effort and my personal resources, to maintain what I truly believe is the only organization that can swing the ship of state back on course” Ms Courtney said. “Although we face a difficult process in the reorganization of the MMP, it is based on external forces that cannot go unchallenged” Ms Courtney stated.

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A roundup (yee haw!) last year found dozens of invaders employed at a military building project, but some say they were quickly back on the job.

Rocky Mountain News

Invaders say they were working on a military housing project outside Buckley Air Force Base within days after a major immigration raid there last year.

Immigration officials said at the time that they were protecting national security and sending a message to employers with the Sept. 20 raid, which nabbed more than 120 workers.

Most of the workers were from Mexico and were quickly deported. Others came from Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador. Three had outstanding criminal warrants and were turned over to Aurora police.

Julio Cesar Rodriguez, an invader from Mexico, told the Rocky Mountain News he was back on the job a few days after the raid.

So was Martin Torrez, who said he saw about a dozen invaders who returned to Buckley after they were deported.

Immediately after the Buckley arrests, ICE spokesman Carl Rusnok wouldn’t comment on whether there would be charges filed against the subcontractors or the main contractor, Hunt Building Co. Ltd., based in El Paso, Texas.

“Knowingly hiring illegal aliens is a violation of immigration law,” he said. “The bottom line is this is an ongoing investigation.”

The U.S. Department of Labor is continuing to investigate, but as yet no charges have been filed.

When asked in writing last week whether the ICE investigation was ongoing, Rusnok did not answer the question. He wrote:

“ICE routinely and continuously works with representatives from critical infrastructure facilities - such as Buckley AFB - to ensure that only authorized personnel have access to sensitive areas.”

Asked to respond to claims by illegal immigrants who said they were rehired at the Buckley site after the ICE raid, Rusnok said: “The process of ensuring that only properly authorized people work in sensitive area is an ongoing process. That’s why ICE maintains close ties with representatives from these facilities.”

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Directo a Mexico lets customers without Social Security numbers wire money at little cost.

LA Times

WASHINGTON â?? Even as the federal government is starting to crack down on companies that hire illegal immigrants, it’s been helping those same workers send money home, cheap.

Dubbed Directo a Mexico, the Federal Reserve-sponsored service allows customers without Social Security numbers to wire money through the Fed system to Mexico’s central bank at little cost. In September, the Fed expanded the remittance program by allowing immigrants, legal or not, to open accounts at participating banks and credit unions in the U.S. or Mexico. About 27,000 transfers are made through the program each month.

The program has attracted the attention of conservative immigration activists and members of Congress, who say financial institutions shouldn’t cater to illegal immigrants.

Rep. Brian P. Bilbray (R-Solana Beach), who leads the congressional Immigration Reform Caucus, said Directo a Mexico and programs like it should be stopped and that participating banks were “profiteering from illegal immigration.”

Bilbray is also targeting Bank of America Corp., which this month announced plans to offer credit cards to immigrants without Social Security numbers, drawing complaints that the nation’s largest retail bank was underwriting illegal immigration.

“It’s illegal for a landlord to do it, it’s illegal for an employer to do it, and it should be illegal for financial institutions to do it,” Bilbray said.

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