Archive for May, 2007

When you call your Senators and Congressional Representatives make sure to mention that you oppose any further tax dollars being granted to LA RAZA.


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Washington Times

A recent proposal in Congress â?? H.R. 1999, which was cosponsored in April by Reps. Ruben Hinojosa of Texas and Rick Renzi of Arizona â?? would provide $10 million a year to a radical immigration group, the National Council of La Raza (meaning “the race”). The bill offers funds for “community development and affordable housing projects and programs serving low- and moderate-income households,” for families of “Hispanic origin.”

So giving immigrants the same free medical care, education, food, housing and income support available to all low-income groups is not enough. Now we have to single them out for special treatment, empowering a radical organization in the process. And the bill does not discriminate between legal and illegal immigrants. It is bad enough there are already programs like this. The real dig is that La Raza gets to distribute the money, cementing its position of influence within the immigrant community.

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This video treads fairly lightly on the horrific treatment of Guatemalan migrants passing through Mexico on the way to the U.S. The migrants fear the Mexican police more than they fear the coyotes that rob and rape them. What does that tell you?

In this May 25th Telemundo interview, Ex-President Vicente Fox calls a border wall an embarrassment to the United States. Sorry, Mr. Fox, but you and your corrupt government is an embarrassment to North America. You have failed your people.

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A Good Immigration Bill
Wall Street Journal
JEB BUSH AND KEN MEHLMAN
May 31, 2007


You will need this after reading the article.

Immigration reform is very tough. It’s an issue that divides both political parties and, on the right, has led many close personal and ideological friends — people we respect and whose criticism we take seriously — to oppose new rules governing how people enter this country and how we handle those who are here illegally. But we hope our friends reconsider.

We support the immigration reform compromise worked out in the Senate for a few simple reasons. It strengthens our national defense. It makes our economy more competitive and flexible. It enhances the rule of law and promotes national unity. And it also does these things in a fair, practical way.

Here’s what the bill does not do. It does not grant amnesty to the 12 million illegal immigrants already in the country and nor does it give a free pass to others who want to enter the country illegally.

The bill provides real border security for the first time, protecting us against the entry of terrorists and stemming the flow of illegal drugs. It doubles the border patrol, expands the border fence and informs law enforcement about foreign nationals in the United States. Because it requires foreign workers to carry tamper-proof identification, both law enforcement and employers will be able to identify and apprehend those who violate the law.

The temporary worker program will reduce the number of people trying to sneak past the border patrol, allowing law enforcement to focus on those who pose a threat to the U.S. By putting border security first, this immigration reform adds a provision that many Republicans suggested last year. It adopts the “trigger” mechanism suggested by Sen. Johnny Isaacson, a Georgia Republican. Until and unless security improves on the border, the temporary worker program and “Z” visa provision for three-year work permits will not be implemented.

Second, the bill strengthens American economic competitiveness. The high tech economy of the 21st century and the rise of China and India as economic powerhouses have left us with a stark choice. We must be home to the world’s most skilled workers if we are to have the world’s highest living standards. The immigration reform takes a step in this direction by ensuring that we, as a country, do a better job in granting visas to immigrants with the skills we need. We should welcome more computer programmers, engineers and scientists and this legislation admits more of these highly skilled workers.

Our economy also needs to be flexible. The temporary worker proposal deals with job shortages in critical areas, expanding and contracting our labor supply based on market needs, not politics. Additionally, providing legal status to workers already in the U.S. adds them to the tax rolls. This will protect American taxpayers now bearing the burden of illegal immigrants who use public services but who don’t pay taxes.

Third, the immigration reform reinforces the rule of law in a practical and fair way. Today, those in the country illegally live and work without penalty. Doing nothing is the real amnesty. Under this bill, illegal immigrants would be required to pay fines, pass strict background checks, remain employed and maintain a clean record to stay in the U.S. Getting these 12 million people out of the shadows will enhance our national security.

It will also be fair to the legal immigrants who have waited patiently in line. To apply for a green card, illegal immigrants would have to learn English and American civics and return to their home country to apply from the back of the line. The American legal system has a long tradition of reducing penalties for lawbreakers who come forward and admit their guilt. The penalties in this legislation are consistent with this tradition.

Finally, the immigration reform bill will strengthen America’s culture. Our national motto, “E Pluribus Unum” (out of many, one) explains one of the key ways our nation is different from other nations. America is uniquely focused on your destination in life, not your origins. An individual’s race, creed or national origin isn’t what matters. What matters is that person’s work ethic, heart, dreams and aspirations. Our nation has become one out of many because we are a nation that assimilates newcomers. It’s why no one thinks of St. Patrick’s Day as a foreign holiday and why some of America’s best cuisine is Italian. Unlike the status quo, the proposed immigration reform would strengthen American culture and reinforce assimilation by requiring new citizens to learn English and master American civics.

Both of us have spent much of our professional lives working to help build the Republican Party. We believe this legislation will be good for the GOP. Hispanic Americans are natural Republicans. Many tend to be pro-life, pro-military and pro-small business. Last year, Republican pollster David Winston conducted a national poll in which he asked registered voters to rate themselves along a 1 to 9 scale from very liberal to very conservative. He found that, overall, the country was center right and Hispanic Americans viewed themselves as slightly to the right of the country as a whole.

Hispanics are also the fastest growing segment of our population. Salsa outsells ketchup and tacos outsell hot dogs. One out of eight people under 35 in Nebraska is Hispanic.

Republicans have shown we can win Hispanic voters when we reach out. We’ve also seen what happens when Republicans adopt a different approach. California used to be Reagan Country, a reliably red state that, along with Texas and Florida, provided the GOP with a huge Electoral College advantage. In 1994, California Republicans embraced Proposition 187, which denied illegal immigrants public services. The proposition passed and the GOP won the governor’s mansion in the short term, but alienated the fastest growing constituency in the state. California has leaned Democratic ever since. No Republican presidential nominee has won the state since 1988. Republican Senate candidates have repeatedly gone down to defeat. And our only successful candidate for governor has been the uniquely popular Arnold Schwarzenegger.

The immigration reform before Congress is far from perfect; it’s a compromise after all. But, on balance, we are convinced that this legislation is the right choice. It represents progress in making America safer and stronger; progress in making our economy more competitive and flexible; progress in reinforcing the rule of law and progress in the important work of national unity. Doing nothing is not an option.

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Mexico has so many problems. The idea of forming a North American Union with Mexico and Canada scares the hell out of me. But does Bush care? Nope.

WW4Report

Teachers from the National Coordination of Education Workers (CNTE) clashed with capital police and elite Federal Preventative Police at blockades of the federal Government Ministry and the central offices of the national TV network Televisa in Mexico City May 31.

The blockades were called to protest the reform now pending in Mexico’s Congress of the State Workers Social Services and Security Institute (ISSSTE). Televisa was chosen as a target because the CNTE says its reportage has mis-represented their demands, and
to demand that their statements be given air time. The protesters demanded the nationalization of Televisa as well a halt to the proposed semi-privatization of the ISSSTE.

A series of protests and street blockades against the ISSSTE reform have been held in Mexico City in recent days by the CNTE as well as the union representing teachers at the national university, STUNAM. (La Jornada, May 31)

The CNTE is a dissident current within the National Syndicate of Education Workers (SNTE), Mexico’s giant teachers union.

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Facts, not nativism, account for conservative opposition to the Senateâ??s immigration bill.

National Review

To observe the sentimental fantasy and ruthless political calculation that fuels the Bush administration’s immigration plans, one need only turn to Michael Gersonâ??s most recent Washington Post column. Former Bush speechwriter Gerson was a powerful voice in the White House, especially on the matter of injecting faith into policymaking; his May 25 column provides a window into how the administration deals with facts.

Gerson accuses opponents of the Senateâ??s recent amnesty proposal of a nativist fear of illegal immigrants. Such a fear, he argues, will hurt the Republican partyâ??s electoral chances and miss an opportunity to make the country even more religious. Powerlineblog.comâ??s Paul Mirengoff has dismantled Gersonâ??s key arguments, rejecting in particular his claim that illegal immigrantsâ?? religiosity should affect policy decisions about their fate: â??The belief that matters most for purposes of this debate [writes Mirengoff] is not religious but civic â?? not belief in God but belief in our institutions and love for our country. It is the latter kind of thinking, and only such thinking, that will result in successful assimilation.â?

But Gersonâ??s column is flawed on another front as well: It recycles open-borders bromides that have nothing to do with the truth. In warning against a rejection of amnesty, Gerson states: â??If the Republican Party cannot find ways to appeal to natural entrepreneurs, with strong family values, who are focused on education and social mobility, then the GOP is already dead.â?

What planet is Gerson living on? Far from being â??focused on education,â? Hispanics have the highest drop-out rate in the country â?? 47 percent nationally, and far worse in heavily Hispanic areas. Schools in illegal-immigrant-saturated southern California spend enormous sums trying to persuade Latino students to stay in school and study, without avail. In the Los Angeles Unified School District, just 40 percent of Hispanics graduate, and those students who do finish school come out with abysmal skills. A controversial high school exit exam in California would require seniors to correctly answer just 51 percent of questions testing eighth-grade-level math and ninth-grade-level English in order to receive a diploma. Naturally, immigrant advocates have fiercely opposed this all-too-meager measure for school and student accountability. The California Research Bureau predicts that the exam will result in a Hispanic graduation rate of below 30 percent.

Behind Hispanic educational failure rate lies an apathy towards learning, as the Manhattan Instituteâ??s Herman Badillo argues in One Nation, One Standard. Hostility towards academic achievement is higher among Hispanics than among blacks. Factor in gang involvement and teenage pregnancy, and the Hispanic drop-out rate looks almost inevitable. The Department of Homeland Security estimates that a whopping 15 percent to 20 percent of illegal immigrants may not qualify for the proposed amnesty because of their criminal records, according to the Wall Street Journal. Gersonâ??s claim of a culture â??focused on educationâ? is pure delusion.

Gersonâ??s hackneyed invocation of Hispanic â??family valuesâ? is equally laughable. Nearly 50 percent of all Hispanic children are born out of wedlock, compared to 24 percent of white children and 15 percent of Asian children. Black out-of-wedlock births are higher â?? 68 percent â?? but the black population is not growing rapidly. And the fertility rate among unmarried Hispanic women is the highest in the country â?? over three times that of whites and Asians, and nearly one and a half times that of black women. The Hispanic teen-fertility rate also far outstrips other groups. Among Mexicans and Mexican-Americans, the teen birthrate is 93 births per every 1,000 girls, compared with 27 births for every 1,000 white girls, 17 births for every 1,000 Asian girls, and 65 births for every 1,000 black girls. As conservative policymakers such as Gerson should know, there is no better predictor of future social pathologies than out-of-wedlock childrearing.

Low levels of education and high levels of illegitimacy help explain why, contrary to Gersonâ??s myths, Hispanics are not showing the â??social mobilityâ? of other immigrant groups past and present, as Harvardâ??s George Borjas has documented and City Journalâ??s Steve Malanga has reported.

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Washington Times

The Republican National Committee, hit by a grass-roots donors’ rebellion over President Bush’s immigration policy, has fired all 65 of its telephone solicitors, Ralph Z. Hallow will report Friday in The Washington Times.

Faced with an estimated 40 percent fall-off in small-donor contributions and aging phone-bank equipment that the RNC said would cost too much to update, Anne Hathaway, the committee’s chief of staff, summoned the solicitations staff last week and told them they were out of work, effective immediately, the fired staffers told The Times.

The national committee yesterday confirmed the firings that took place more than a week ago, but denied that the move was motivated by declining donor response to phone solicitations.

“The phone-bank employees were terminated,” RNC spokeswoman Tracey Schmitt wrote by e-mail in response to questions sent by The Times. “This was not an easy decision. The first and primary motivating factor was the state of the phone bank technology, which was outdated and difficult to maintain. The RNC was advised that we would soon need an entire new system to remain viable.”

Fired employees acknowledged that the committee’s phone equipment was outdated, but said a sharp drop-off in donations “probably” hastened the end of the RNC’s in-house phone-bank operation.

“Last year, my solicitations totaled $164,000, and this year the way they were running for the first four months, they would total $100,000 by the end of 2007,” said one fired phone bank solicitor who asked not to be identified.

There has been a sharp decline in contributions from RNC phone solicitations, another fired staffer said, reporting that many former donors flatly refuse to give more money to the national party if Mr. Bush and the Senate Republicans insist on supporting what these angry contributors call “amnesty” for illegal aliens.

“Everyone donor in 50 states we reached has been angry, especially in the last month and a half, and for 99 percent of them immigration is the No. 1 issue,” said the former employee.

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They have no skills, so they can’t find work. Now they are lashing out against the country that took them in. Sweden’s liberal asylum laws have turned the country’s demographic makeup upside down. They are now 25% Muslim and the muslim population is continuing to grow at a rapid pace. Sounds familiar doesn’t it?

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Jose Calderon - Professor of Sociology/Chicano Studies - Pitzer Collage
Brown supremacist liar!
Phone: (909) 607-2852
Email: Jose_Calderon@pitzer.edu
Campus website
Personal website

Daily Bulletin

RANCHO CUCAMONGA - A day laborer who claimed he and two other men were kidnapped from a street corner and taken in handcuffs to Tijuana has admitted he made up the story.

When San Bernardino County sheriff’s investigators talked to Jose Feliz Gutierrez by phone, he said the kidnapping story he told to his sister was a lie.

“Jose stated he had left on his own accord,” said Detective Jesse Venegas in a statement released Wednesday. “The entire event was a fabrication.

“Jose stated that he was scared to stand at the corner and look for work because of recent events such as the tragic accident that took the life of a fellow day laborer.”

Jose Fernando Pedraza was killed May 5 when a car lost control and crashed into him at a spot where laborers gather at Grove Avenue and Arrow Route.

The kidnapping claim added fuel to an already fiery debate over day laborers and immigration that led to strong demands from people on both sides of the immigration issue.

Two immigration rights groups called for an investigation after Gutierrez’s sister said her brother had called her from Mexico and said he had been kidnapped.

On May 15, Pablo Alvarado, director of the National Day Labor Center in Los Angeles, called it a pressing criminal matter.

“This is something I intend to follow to the end,” he said then.

Emotions ran high the next day when members of the Minuteman Project, who have been rallying at the labor site, told the Rancho Cucamonga City Council the city should cite motorists who pick up workers.

One woman aligned with the Minuteman group angrily approached the dais without permission.

The next day, Councilman Rex Gutierrez expressed his disdain with the group.

“Last night, we saw the true face of the Minutemen, which is spiteful and hateful,” he said.

Minuteman national rally spokesman Raymond Herrera said the group had serious doubts about the kidnapping claim from the start.

He said the group believed the story was a lie.

“The Minuteman group knew that from the start,” he said. “It just didn’t add up.”

The news that the kidnapping story was a lie is regrettable, said Jose Calderon, professor of sociology and Chicano studies at Pitzer College.

He is also president of the Latina and Latino Roundtable, which joined the National Day Labor Center in calling for an investigation.

He calls the kidnapping tale an unfortunate distraction from the real issues, but said there had to be an investigation.

“We have to be responsible to the community,” he said, “and when such reports are made, we can’t hold back.”

He said some good has come out of this. He believes laborers are more willing to write down the license plate numbers of cars picking up workers to further protect their safety.

“So we have to be very vigilant,” he said.

Venegas said no other alleged kidnapping victims have come forward.

“Investigators were able to determine Jose (Gutierrez) had been under psychiatric counseling and medication while in Mexico,” he said.

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President Bush pursued his typical strategy of insulting his base today when people had the unmitigated nerve to question his desire to give back rubs and chocolates to foreign criminals.

MJ has had enough and hits back in this rant.

MJ Rants — Dear Mr. President!

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This was sent in by Stephen.

Friends and neighbors,

A week or so ago I sent you the toll free number, set up by a group that was unknown to me, the “Coalition for Comprehensive Immigration Reform.” And I know most of them, from the “March 25th Coalition” to the “San Gabriel Valley Neighbors for Peace and Justice”.

From the way the toll free number was set up, for EVERY STATE, with the 1 or 2 options dialing directly the respective state’s senior or junior senator, it seemed like a sophisticated, well financed operation to me.

So I started digging, trying to find out, who these folks are, and who is providing the financial support. Well, I found them, and it is a group I haven’t heard about so far, “The Atlantic Philanthropies”.

You can search their site under Grant Summaries, and check out this one:

�We Are America� : Achieving Comprehensive Immigration Reform

So far, they have sunk $7,000,000 into this project!

Here is a part of the description from their web page:

“Atlantic has made three grants to date in support of this effort: a planning grant in the amount of $100,000, and two core support grants, one in 2004 which was renewed in 2005, totaling $7m.The initial planning grant enabled these twelve advocate groups â?? from labor, community development, ethnic identified groups, national immigration advocacy, and regional immigration coalitions â?? to come together at a common table and set a coordinated agenda and strategy.”

This is extrememly well planned, orchestrated, and financed. This is what we, grassroots, average Americans have to counter!

Looking under About Atlantic, from the top menu bar, under Financial Information, we can find this:

“As of 31 December 2005, our net assets were approximately $3.1 billion, which includes approximately $580 million already committed to grantees. “

$3.1 billion is a nice peace of change, where could all that money come from?

Under the Financial Information heading we find mostly generalities, like:

“Atlanticâ??s endowment consists of a diversified portfolio of absolute return strategies, private equity investments, global equities and bonds. We also own interests in hotels, resorts, health clubs and retailers through General Atlantic Group Limited (GAGL), a subsidiary. These businesses account for approximately 7.5 percent of our net assets.”

That is nice, but it still doesn’t tell me, what the SOURCE of the money is.

Looking again under About Atlantic, selecting Atlantic Milestone, you can see, one of the group’s founders is Charles F. Feeney, a co-founder of the Duty Free Shoopers Group, Ltd.
Well, that is definitely a good money maker, and would account for the seed money.

However, under that same menu item, Atlantic Milestones, look at the last entry:

2007

Gara LaMarche, a veteran human-rights advocate, joins Atlantic as its new chief executive officer.

Looking under the Board of Directors menu item, you will find several names from New York University, Columbia University, Harvard, and the Rockefeller Family and Associates.

To me, these are already a cause for alarm, but I had to do some more digging, I was interested in the newcomer, who joined the outfit in 2007, and he came in as the CEO.

Mr. Gara LaMarche, the veteran human rights advocate.

The first place I checked is David Horowitz’s Discover the Networks.

And, lo’ and behold, this is what I found about Mr. LaMarche: (search for the name)

“Gara LaMarche, an ACLU member, Vice President and Director of U.S. Programs for George Soros’ Open Society Institute, and former Associate Director of Human Rights Watch“

That’s all I needed to know.

Now I know, who is financing the nice folks at the “Coalition for Comprehensive Immigration Reform.”

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NewsWithViews

Senate Bill 1348, giving mass amnesty to 20 million illegal aliens, proves a treacherous and outrageous act against our civilization by Congress and President Bush.

â??Every aspect of the current immigration bill, and of the arguments made for it, has fraud written all over it,â? said Dr. Thomas Sowell, African-American professor at Stanford University and writer for the San Gabriel Valley Tribune.

â??What can we do with 12 million people already here illegally?â? Sowell asked. â??We can stop them from becoming 50 million, the way three million became 12 million from the previous amnesty in 1986.â?

Robert Rector of the Heritage Foundation said, â??This bill will add 103 million people into the United States in 20 years and cost American taxpayers $2.3 trillion.â?

Current demographic figures show the United States doubling its population from 300 million to 600 million via immigration. The ramifications of multiplying our current dilemmas double in every aspect of this civilization.

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Global Politician

I mentioned earlier my theory that US authorities and politicians on both sides, including the Bush administration, are doing so little to uphold US border controls with Mexico because they have already decided that the border is scheduled for demolition anyway, in favor of a North American Union. I was accused of paranoia by some, but I am increasingly certain that this interpretation is correct after reading about the European Union. Many powerful elitists do in fact view the European bloc as a success, and are adopting similar tactics of gradually abandoning border controls by bureaucratic and administrative decisions, with little or no public debate.

Without effective border controls, there is no national sovereignty, and without national sovereignty there can be no effective democracy. What will be the future of the United States if this open border policy continues? My prediction is that it could mean the end of the USA as a superpower, perhaps the end of the USA as one country.

I read recently that in the Los Angeles region, racial and ethnic segregation is in fact increasing, not decreasing as the Multicultural diversity enthusiasts are claiming. One of my friends from California sent me a link indicating that some of the large Hollywood studios are contemplating moving out of Los Angeles because of the tensions and crime rates caused by massive Mexican immigration. With Latin American immigration, the US is also importing some of the problems of Latin America. The violent gang problem that is so huge in Central America is now being exported to you. So maybe will political corruption.

Will the USA become the Brazil of North America, with massive Third World ghettos, urban violence and a few rich, gated communities in between? Or will the country simply fall apart?

Are the American elites really as clueless as they seem? There is another, and more disturbing possibility: The US political establishment are in no hurry to stop illegal immigration because they have already de facto decided that the United States as a nation state should be dismantled in favor of a union of North America, perhaps later of all of the Americas. They just forgot to inform their own citizens about this. Does this sound like a crazy conspiracy theory? Well, this is in fact what happened in Europe. It is striking to notice how the political establishment on both sides of the spectrum are unwilling to do anything to uphold the territorial integrity of the USA.

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Since the MCDC forum has banned all discussion of Simcox and his financial dealings, there is a new website where the fired volunteers tell their story.

http://www.patriotsborderalliance.com/

SV Herald

Bisbee — A man who mortgaged his home in order to help the Minuteman Civil Defense Corps build border fencing on private land in Cochise County is suing the group and its president, Chris Simcox, for fraud and breach of contract.

In a complaint filed May 22 in Maricopa County Superior Court, Jim Campbell, a retired homebuilder and Air Force veteran from Fountain Hills, accused Simcox and the MCDC of falsely promising to build a multi-layered Israeli-style security barrier on the Palominas ranch of John and Jack Ladd.

Campbell alleges that, after hearing the MCDC publicize the plan in April 2006, he had three telephone conversations with Peter Kunz, project manager for the effort, in which Kunz promised the Israeli-style barrier would be built along 10 miles of the Ladd ranch.

Encouraged by the plan, Campbell says he took out a loan on his home and donated $100,000 to the project on May 22, 2006, with the stipulation that it be used to purchase steel tubing for the Laddsâ?? fence. However, by the May 27, 2006, groundbreaking, the Ladds had rejected the double-layered, 14-foot barrier in favor of a traditional range fence. â??To date, MCDC has not constructed any â??Israeli-styleâ?? border fencing on the property where the groundbreaking ceremony took place, in breach of agreement between it and Campbell,â? the complaint states.

Campbell says he asked for his donation back, but Simcox told him the money would be used to build an Israeli-style barrier along 9/10 mile of Richard Hodgesâ?? border-front ranch in Bisbee Junction.

Instead, Campbell alleges, the money was diverted to other MCDC projects and affiliated groups, while work on Hodgesâ?? fence languished.

Campbell is asking for a total of $1,220,845 in damages and reimbursements from Simcox, the MCDC and Kunz. His suit also names Diener Consultants, a Chicago-based fund-raising organization that has played a central role in the fence-building campaign, and the MCDC-affiliated Declaration Alliance, a Virginia-based charity founded by conservative activist Alan Keyes.

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TheHill.com

House conservatives are ready to stop the Senate immigration bill in its tracks with a potent procedural weapon should the contentious measure win passage in the upper chamber.

The trump card conservatives may hold is a constitutional rule that revenue-related bills must originate in the House. The Senate immigration measure requires that illegal immigrants pay back taxes before becoming citizens, opening the door to a House protest, dubbed a â??blue slipâ? for the color of its paper.

House Republicans used the same back-taxes mandate for a blue-slip threat that derailed last yearâ??s immigration conference. The new Senate bill still must survive two more weeks of voter scrutiny and contentious amendments, but several conservatives already are lying in wait for the Senate to â??make the same mistake twice,â? as one House GOP aide put it.

â??If we get an opportunity to do it, believe me, weâ??ll do it,â? the aide said. â??I think itâ??s going to be a matter of who will get there first. A number of people in the House are dying to be fingered as the person who killed [the Senate bill].â?

As the billâ??s Senate supporters spend the recess fighting a wildfire of grassroots resistance to the immigration deal, which held together after an intense first week, some House Republicans are unconvinced by outreach from their Senate brethren. They acknowledge that a blue slip may be their only recourse to stop a process they believe Democrats will dominate in conference.

Any House member can move to blue-slip a Senate-originated bill that raises revenue, though the protest requires a majority vote to send the legislation back across the Capitol and force immigration negotiators back to square one.

â??We would certainly have the right [to a blue slip] and could exercise it,â? another House GOP aide said.

â??Weâ??d rather have no bill than a bad bill,â? Kurt Bardella, spokesman for Rep. Brian Bilbray (R-Calif.), said. The House Immigration Reform Caucus that Bilbray chairs, bitterly opposed to the Senate bill, â??will use any and every means necessary to see that the American people get the immigration [reform] they deserve,â? Bardella added.

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KCAL

(CBS) LOS ANGELES A 57-year-old woman was killed in a pileup caused by a drunken, unlicensed driver who was carrying fraudulent immigration and identification documents, authorities said.

The crash occurred about 4:20 p.m. Sunday on Vermont Avenue just north of Sepulveda Boulevard in unincorporated Los Angeles County on the border of Carson and Harbor City, said California Highway Patrol Officer David Porter.

A 29-year-old man in a 2000 Mazda was speeding and unable to stop in time for stopped traffic ahead of him, Porter said.

The Mazda rear-ended a 1990 Honda, being driven by a Harbor City woman, which forced her vehicle into a 2003 Nissan in front of her, Porter said.

The 2003 Nissan, in turn, struck a 1997 Nissan in front of it, which then struck a 1993 Toyota, he said.

A 27-year-old woman driving the 2003 Nissan complained of neck and back pain, but it was unclear whether she was hospitalized. The woman’s 2 and 5-year-old boys in the vehicle were not injured, Porter said.

The woman from Harbor City whose vehicle was initially struck, was taken to Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, where she was pronounced dead, Porter said. Her name was withheld.

The 29-year-old man who caused the accident was taken to a hospital for treatment of minor injuries. He was arrested on suspicion of gross vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated, Porter said, adding that he was unlicensed and had no proof of insurance. He may also be charged with providing fraudulent immigration and California identification documents, Porter said.

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