Archive for July, 2006

USA Today

“Our community will turn out when they are angry. And our community is very angry,” says Cristina Lopez, deputy executive director of the Center for Community Change.

“The marches made us visible,” says Renán Almendárez Coello, 51, a Spanish radio disc jockey known as El Cucuy (the Boogeyman), who is broadcasting appeals to register and vote. “Now, with the vote, we make ourselves present.”

Cecilia Muñoz, vice president of the National Council of La Raza, says: “The potential for impact is greater now because Latinos are now a bigger presence across the country. It’s not just a few states anymore. … People understand this debate isn’t going away until there is some immigration reform. If I were a member of Congress, I would be very anxious about approaching the voters empty-handed.”

Why drive may fall short

The impact of new immigrant voters this fall could fall short for several reasons:

â?¢Legal restrictions. Labor unions, such as the SEIU, can be partisan, but hundreds of other groups in We Are America are non-profits that could lose tax-exempt status by endorsing or openly opposing candidates. The groups, plunging into elections for the first time, are expecting extra scrutiny, says Angelica Salas, executive director of the Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights of Los Angeles.

â?¢Money. We Are America has opened centers in churches, union halls and community centers, most in California, New York, Texas, Illinois and Arizona, says Deepak Bhargava of the Center for Community Change.

Immigrants who are citizens can register there to vote in the November elections. People who have been legal residents for five years can fill out forms to start the citizenship process with hopes of voting in 2008, says Eun Sook Lee, executive director of the National Korean American Service and Education Consortium.

The alliance needs to raise $20 million to register and mobilize 1 million new voters, Gonzalez says. It’s “a tall order” but can be done if unions and Spanish-language TV networks ante up, he says.

â?¢Resistant audiences. Whether native- or foreign-born, Hispanics and Asian-Americans have low turnout at the polls. In 2004, 67% of voting-age white citizens and 60% of voting-eligible African-Americans voted, but only 47% of Hispanics and 44% of Asian-Americans did.

â?¢Few targets. “There are very few congressional seats where the member takes an anti-immigrant stand and they have a large Latino immigrant constituency,” says Matt Barreto, a University of Washington political scientist. Sensenbrenner’s House district, for example, is only 2.2% Hispanic.

The “overwhelming majority” of the nation’s 9.3 million Hispanic registered voters “don’t have anybody to backlash against,” Barreto says. “If you’re mad at Sensenbrenner, what do you do â?? move into his district?”

Tancredo says he is feeling no heat in his suburban Denver district, which is 5.7% Hispanic. “I’m sure there are some of my colleagues who feel more insecure in that regard,” he says. “To those who are getting a little weak-kneed about this, I counsel that Hispanics do not vote monolithically.”

Tancredo points out that Arizona’s Proposition 200, which passed in 2004 and denied state benefits to illegal immigrants, got 47% of the Hispanic vote.

Republicans have a successful record of competing for Hispanic votes. The Bush and Kerry campaigns in 2004 battled over a potential Hispanic swing vote in Arizona, New Mexico, Nevada and Florida. Bush won all four states.

Larry Sabato, director of the University of Virginia’s Center for Politics, is skeptical of We Are America. “Even if they registered a million voters and could get them to the polls, most of these voters are going to be in places where they will have no impact whatever,” Sabato says. “There will be a tiny number in a handful of places where it could make a difference.”

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NY Times

HAMILTON, Ohio, July 30 â?? â??Iâ??m outspoken about illegal aliens,â? Sheriff Richard K. Jones of Butler County told a visitor to his office. â??You may have picked up on that.â?

To eliminate doubts about his views, Sheriff Jones posted six billboards by roadways in this proudly conservative blue-collar county. â??Hire an illegal â?? break the law!â? the signs warn, with a photograph of the sheriff.

He also took out half-page advertisements in local newspapers to convey his message, and he set up a blog to promote a boycott of local businesses that employ illegal immigrants. The sheriff then opened a tip line so citizens could report any employers they suspected.

And right outside the sheriffâ??s office, yellow street signs read â??Illegal Aliens Here,â? with an arrow pointing to the adjoining jailhouse.

Ohio Invaders Flee Back to Mexico!

ABC News

“People that had been in the United States for a while, who were planning to stay, now they feel scared,” Bravo said. He said he has sold at least 10 tickets in recent weeks to people who are moving to Michigan or other parts of Ohio, or who have decided to go back to Mexico.

Tough talk on immigration over the past year in Butler County has alarmed some of the area’s immigrants, many of whom work in construction in this booming area midway between Cincinnati and Dayton.

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Sioux City Journal

Sioux City Councilman Jim Rixner will be one of 35 public officials from the United States invited to attend a conference in Mexico City to foster improvements for Mexican nationals living in this country.

Rixner leaves Monday for the four-day conference sponsored by the Institute for Mexicans Living Abroad (IME), an agency affiliated with the Mexican government. Rixner will be the only public official from the Hawkeye state attending.

“I am excited about going,” Rixner said Friday. “All expenses will be paid for by the association.”

The IME and the Mexican Consular Network in the United States are hosting the meetings as a way to establish closer relationships with U.S. city and county elected leaders and state legislators.

“It is aimed at fostering understanding and goodwill between governments. I am hoping to learn a great deal,” Rixner said. “It is an opportunity for us as a city to further understand the people living here from Mexico. Our Latino population continues to expand. I think in the school district approximately 25 percent of their enrollment are Hispanic.”

The Mexican government easily buys off Jim Rixner with a free vacation. What a complete jackass.

Here is the number for the Sioux City Council 712.279.6102

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Boston.com

FAIRFIELD, Vt. –Mexico’s government helped several dozen of its citizens (invaders) who working at dairy farms in Franklin County get documents they need to identify themselves while they’re (illegally) in the United States (so that they can wire money back to Mexico).

Officials from Mexico’s consulate in Boston spent several hours in the gymnasium of the Fairfield center School processing the passports, birth certificates and “consular registration documents” of the farm workers.

Vermont dairy farms have been struggling to find (exploitable) labor. (This is a lie because there is no annual cap on the number of H2-A temporary workers they can hire but they) increasingly turned to (invaders) workers from Mexico and elsewhere outside the United States. There have been increasing reports that the workers’ lives have been difficult because they (are being exploited, and) don’t have adequate identification, possibly because some (all) of them are in the country illegally.

Fairfield Center School
Phone: (802) 827-6639

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Featured in this video preview are exclusive video clips from Full Disclosure interviews conducted over the last ten years with the high ranking government officials directly involved in the controversial Special Order 40 policy. Both Daryl Gates and L. A. County Supervisor Mike Antonovich describe tragic circumstances where police officers died at the hands of criminals illegal aliens.

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The Times Tribune

ALLENTOWN, Pa. — More than a half-dozen communities in eastern Pennsylvania have either passed or are considering crackdowns on illegal immigrants similar to the one approved by the city of Hazleton earlier this month.

Although the Hazleton measure will almost certainly face a legal challenge, municipal officials said they want to discourage illegal immigrants who leave Hazleton from settling nearby in their towns.

“If you don’t go along with what’s happening, you’re putting the bulls-eye right on your borough,” said Jerry Teter, manager of Mahanoy City, a former coal town about 15 miles from Hazleton that is about to approve its own illegal immigrant law.

Hazleton, a northeastern Pennsylvania city of about 31,000, approved one of the toughest measures of its kind in the United States earlier this month, imposing $1,000 fines on landlords who rent to illegal immigrants, denying business permits to companies that give them jobs and making English the city’s official language.

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LA Times

SAN DIEGO â?? A former U.S. Border Patrol agent was sentenced Friday to five years in prison for conspiring to smuggle at least 100 illegal immigrants in his government vehicle.

Oscar Antonio Ortiz, 29, was himself an illegal immigrant who used a false birth certificate to get a job patrolling the rugged mountains east of San Diego.

Ortiz carried out his smuggling with the help of another agent, Eric Balderas, who pleaded guilty to conspiracy charges earlier this year and is awaiting sentencing.

The agents carefully coordinated their smuggling activity, according to Assistant U.S. Atty. Alana M. Wong. While one kept watch atop a hill, the other would pick up the migrants, who had already crossed the border, she said.

The migrants would be taken to a designated area where drivers working for a human smuggling organization would pick them up. The agents would earn about $300 per migrant, Wong said.

Ortiz’s case prompted a review of the backgrounds of more than 40,000 border patrol agents and customs officers.

He was hired at the agency shortly after he was detained in 2001 on suspicion of trying to smuggle two illegal immigrants into the United States in his vehicle.

No charges were filed in the case, and Border Patrol officials said they were unaware of the incident when Ortiz was hired by the agency.

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Post Chronicle

Any reader of big city newspapers, or any viewer of the major network news programs should be familiar with the daily dose of threats from organizations such as the National Restaurants Association, all/sundry “hospitality associations”, big-city mayors, threats that warn us of economic collapse if we even countenanced the thought of removing illegal aliens from the workforce. These disingenuous and deceitful economic Cassandras, New York’s Mayor Bloomberg included, couldn’t understand the irony of this position even if it hit them on the head. Guess what, restaurants did function and hotels did operate, far before the influx of illegal aliens. You go to any small town in country, and you will see American kids, White and Black, doing jobs that Mr. Bush and his corporate cronies harangue and shame us into believing Americans won’t do. America has 8 million unemployed, using an 5% unemployment rate over a workforce of 160 million. According to a recent Pew Hispanic Institute survey of illegal workers, roughly 40% of illegal aliens, out of a total estimated population of 12 million, work in the restaurant and hotel industries. That represents 4.8 million workers, roughly half of the unemployed U.S. workforce. So, about half of the unemployed in the U.S. can potentially be absorbed into the workforce, if only the employers in these sectors tried. This workforce does not include teenagers and college students, who are also potential employees in this sector.

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Magic City News

While the American press concentrated on Democrat Senator John Kerry’s call for a filibuster of Judge Samuel Alito’s confirmation to the US Supreme Court last January, the story of why Kerry was in Davos, Switzerland was widely overlooked or ignored by the mainstream news media. Reporters palmed off the the United Nations forum as a meeting of international businessmen, but it may be the American people who will get the “business” from our own elected officials at the behest of the UN.

American government and business leaders were in Davos attending an international forum sponsored by the United Nations. The group acknowledged that the most potent threats to life on earth — global warming, health pandemics, poverty and armed conflict — could be ended by moves that would unlock $7 trillion or $7,000,000,000,000 of previously untapped wealth, the United Nations claims.

The price of attaining solutions? An admission that the nation-state is an old-fashioned concept that has no role to play in a modern globalized world where financial markets have to be harnessed rather than simply condemned, according to the left-wing British newspaper, The Independent.

At the heart of the proposal, unveiled at a gathering of world business leaders at the Swiss ski resort of Davos, is a push to get countries to account for the cost of failed policies, and use the money saved “up front” to avert crises before they hit. At the top of the list is a challenge to the United States to join an international pollution permit trading system which, the UN claims, could deliver $3.64 trillion of global wealth. In other words a tax on United States businesses and citizens.

The UN also recommended allowing migrant workers into rich nations and allowing these workers to send home money to their home nations. According to critics of the UN proposals, this would mean allowing migrants to have jobs Americans do want which are higher paying. Senator John McCain (R-AZ) attended this meeting and it’s no secret he favors illegal aliens working in the US and extending rights enjoyed by citizens to everyone including terrorists.

One leader believes this is the beginning of international taxation on America and the European Union which will help to fight the pathologies plaguing Third-World nations. According to reports in the European press, the delegates discussed finances using the American monetary system. Critics believe the reason for using US dollar amounts is that the US is recognized as the wealthiest nation and so Americans will bear the brunt of this redistribution of wealth scheme.

Besides Kerry and McCain, former President Bill Clinton spoke about greater opportunities for positive, corrective action are also emerging in the form of public-private partnerships that globalization and the advent of the Internet facilitate. He continued his already stale diatribe about climate change, something he ignore during his eight years in the Oval Office.

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AZ StarNet

A former border detention officer was sentenced to four months of home confinement Thursday after pleading guilty to marrying an illegal entrant.

Ramon M. Sanchez Jr., 42, told prosecutors that he met the woman in August 2004 and began dating her despite knowing she was an illegal entrant, according to a U.S. Attorney’s Office news release.

Sanchez, who worked with the Department of Homeland Security, married Flor Liliana Velasco-Barrera in February 2005.

The couple, along with Velasco-Barrera’s 10-year-old son, lived together in Tucson until April 2005. He was later arrested and pleaded guilty in October 2005, the release said.

In addition to the 120 days of home confinement, Sanchez will serve three years’ probation and pay a $1,000 fine, the release said. He also was restricted from working in local, state or federal law enforcement.

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Speaker of the House, Dennis Hastert, sounds like he’s ready to sell out America and unleash the flood of ‘immigrants.’

NY Times

Washington — Moving to bolster support for their border security bill, House Republican leaders said Thursday that they planned to hold 21 immigration hearings during their August recess before sitting down with the Senate to work on compromise legislation.

House Republicans said they still hoped to finalize immigration legislation this year and pointed to a bill introduced this week by two Republican lawmakers as a possible framework for a compromise. The bill, introduced by Representative Mike Pence of Indiana and Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison of Texas, would require the president to certify that the border was secure before allowing a temporary guest worker plan to be carried out.

â??Before we can look at other immigration issues, we must first secure the borders,â? Speaker J. Dennis Hastert, Republican of Illinois, said at a news conference. â??Iâ??m not endorsing any one plan, but that does start to look at a pathway, that type of a solution, possibly to get this job done.â?

Representative John A. Boehner of Ohio, the House majority leader, said the hearings, which will take place in 13 states, would expose what he described as â??troubling provisionsâ? in the Senateâ??s immigration bill, which would tighten border security and put most illegal immigrants on a path to citizenship. He said House Republicans, who passed legislation that focuses solely on border security, would concentrate on border fencing and involving the local police in the enforcement of immigration laws.

â??I believe that these hearings will help us produce a more responsible solution that the American people support,â? Mr. Boehner said.

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Review Journal

A 22-year-old immigrant from Iran was sentenced to probation Thursday for using an inert grenade to make threats on a packed shuttle bus last year.

At the hearing, Eman Zaeri told District Judge Donald Mosley he takes “complete responsibility” for his actions.

“I didn’t mean to harm anyone,” the defendant said.

Defense attorney William Terry said his client’s crime “was meant to be a joke.”

On Aug. 1, when Zaeri was riding an employee bus to Buffalo Bill’s in Primm, he showed the grenade to a co-worker, told her he was Osama bin Laden’s cousin and threatened to blow up Buffalo Bill’s, Chief Deputy District Attorney Brian Rutledge said. Zaeri also threatened to blow up the bus, the prosecutor said.

“It clearly was not a joke,” Rutledge said. “There’s no way that what he did can be construed as a joke.”

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NewsWithViews

What Iâ??m seeing on this motorcycle journey across America is a complete disregard for our citizens in favor of millions of immigrants flooding into the USA and millions of illegal aliens. Somebody in high places floods us with people we donâ??t need, donâ??t want, and donâ??t have the room or resources for. Weâ??ve being flooded with people from a bankrupt immigration law created by Teddy Kennedy in 1965 that added 106 million people in 40 years. Even more sobering, USA Today reported last week, that we shall add another 100 million by 2040. Pray tell, give one reason or advantage to adding 100 million people to the United States in 34 years?

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Interview with Aaron Russo, the Director of America: From Freedom To Fascism

Click here to see the interview on Google video.

are extremely limited. I can’t believe its not in Los Angeles.

Here is an excerpt of a film review by Michael C. Ruppert.

No matter how you slice it, Aaron Russo is in for a lot of mishegas.

A Jewish guy from Brooklyn who made good in the movie business winds up at the end of this movie getting told by another Jewish guy who used to head the Internal Revenue Service, â??Gornished von hellfin.â? Translated, the Yiddish expression means, â??Nothing can help you.â? As former IRS Commissioner Sheldon Cohen says it to Russo at the end of America: From Freedom to Fascism, one thing is crystal clear, Cohen is speaking to everybody. Every American of every religion, gender, color, stripe and cholesterol count is directly, personally, and tangibly affected by the things that Russo so compellingly shows us in this movie. What happens in between the beginning and the end has nailed sneak-preview audiences in more than a dozen cities to their seats in (according to Russo and others) larger numbers than those for (gag) Michael Mooreâ??s Fahrenheit 911.

Every showing has ended with a prolonged standing ovation.

Framed around the efforts of We The People to pursue what is generally (and incorrectly) labeled a class-action suit challenging the governmentâ??s authority to impose a direct income tax, America starts with revelations that are guaranteed to shock. The 16th Amendment to the US Constitution was never ratified by a sufficient number of states and therefore is not law. The Federal Reserve is a privately-owned bank that prints our money and collects interest on the national debt. Nowhere in the IRS Code (huge as it is) is there a specific law mandating that Americans actually pay an income tax. We learn that the income tax is a â??voluntaryâ? contract accepted by most Americans.

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Georgetown Times

A newborn baby who was barely clinging to life Thursday afternoon â?? allegedly as a result of abuse â?? was not expected to survive, according to investigators.

Ramon Hernandez, a 25-year-old illegal immigrant, and 22-year-old Yuribel Najera, who live on Challies Alley off Cleland Street, parents of 3-week-old Judith Najera-Hernandez, were denied bond Thursday after being arrested for assault and battery with intent to kill.

When the baby was taken to Charleston, the parents were escorted to the police department for further questioning. An interpreter had to be brought in to help with the interview between police and Hernandez.

Burke said as the interviews progressed, investigators realized they were getting conflicting stories about how the baby received the injuries.

â??(Najera) said (Hernandez) rammed the babyâ??s head into a wall because she would not stop crying. She says he has a terrible anger problem (and) has abused the baby for the past couple of weeks,â? Burke said, adding the injuries found on the girl back up the claims of abuse before Tuesday.

Hernandez, Burke said, told investigators through his interpreter that Najera was giving the infant a bath and dropped her in the bath tub.

Burke said the incident that resulted in the babyâ??s condition occurred between 4 and 7 p.m. Tuesday. Najera is charged because she failed to seek medical treatment for her daughter in a timely manner.

If the baby dies, the charges against the couple will be upgraded to homicide by child abuse which carries a sentence of 20 years to life.

While Hernandez, according to Burke, admitted he is a native of Mexico City who is in the United States illegally, Najera does have a Social Security card. Burke said investigators are attempting to find out if the card is legal or fake.

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