Archive for December 4th, 2007

Associated Press

MEREDITH, N.H. - Republican Mitt Romney, ridiculed by rival Rudy Giuliani for employing illegal immigrants at his “sanctuary mansion,” said Tuesday he had fired the landscaper for his suburban Boston home after learning for a second time about undocumented workers laboring on the property.

In a statement issued after he concluded his campaign appearances for the day, Romney said: “After this same issue arose last year, I gave the company a second chance with very specific conditions. They were instructed to make sure people working for the company were of legal status.

“We personally met with the company in order to inform them about the importance of this matter,” he said. “The owner of the company guaranteed us, in very certain terms, that the company would be in total compliance with the law going forward.”

Romney termed the recurrence “disappointing and inexcusable.” The company, Community Lawn Service of Chelsea, Mass., did not immediately return a call seeking comment.

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I found this on Ron Paul’s web site. Thought is was worth mentioning here. LA Raza are you listening? GuardDog

RACISM

A nation that once prided itself on a sense of rugged individualism has become uncomfortably obsessed with racial group identities.

The collectivist mindset is at the heart of racism.

Government as an institution is particularly ill-suited to combat bigotry. Bigotry at its essence is a problem of the heart, and we cannot change people’s hearts by passing more laws and regulations.

It is the federal government that most divides us by race, class, religion, and gender. Through its taxes, restrictive regulations, corporate subsidies, racial set-asides, and welfare programs, government plays far too large a role in determining who succeeds and who fails. Government “benevolence” crowds out genuine goodwill by institutionalizing group thinking, thus making each group suspicious that others are receiving more of the government loot. This leads to resentment and hostility among us.

Racism is simply an ugly form of collectivism, the mindset that views humans strictly as members of groups rather than as individuals. Racists believe that all individuals who share superficial physical characteristics are alike: as collectivists, racists think only in terms of groups. By encouraging Americans to adopt a group mentality, the advocates of so-called “diversity” actually perpetuate racism.

The true antidote to racism is liberty. Liberty means having a limited, constitutional government devoted to the protection of individual rights rather than group claims. Liberty means free-market capitalism, which rewards individual achievement and competence - not skin color, gender, or ethnicity.

In a free society, every citizen gains a sense of himself as an individual, rather than developing a group or victim mentality. This leads to a sense of individual responsibility and personal pride, making skin color irrelevant. Racism will endure until we stop thinking in terms of groups and begin thinking in terms of individual liberty.

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Doing the job Americans won’t do.

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SignOnSanDiego

TIJUANA, Mexico ? Gunmen killed the police chief of a Mexican city bordering California Tuesday by shooting him some 50 times in an apparent revenge attack after police found a drug-smuggling tunnel under the border.

Gunmen broke into the house of Tecate police chief Juan Soriano in the early hours of the morning and shot him repeatedly in the face and torso as he slept in bed with his wife, an official at the Baja California state attorney general’s office told Reuters. His wife was not hit.

The killing of Soriano, who had started his job only last week, appeared to be an act of revenge against Mexican police, who Monday discovered a tunnel nearly a mile long running into California from Tecate near the Pacific coast after a tip-off from the U.S. Border Patrol.

?As soon as Soriano made public the discovery of the tunnel, he went home and hours later, they executed him in his bedroom,? said the official, who requested anonymity.

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The cartels are busy killing everybody.

Two Popular Mexican Singers Murdered

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The author of this propaganda is Max Boot, a senior fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations.

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LA Times

What makes illegal immigration so bad? There is no question that an influx of illegals puts pressure on public services, especially in the border states, and that issue needs to be addressed, perhaps with greater assistance [taxpayer money] from Washington. But it is hardly unmanageable, especially because illegal immigrants, while making use of some government services, also contribute a lot to society via sales taxes and other means without collecting Social Security, unemployment or other benefits available to legal residents. Studies of the net economic effect of illegal immigration show mixed results.

Aside from the cost to government, opponents of immigration claim its biggest downsides are lost jobs and lost identity. Neither argument strikes me as especially compelling.

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CTV

TORONTO — Canada’s three largest cities are struggling to cope with a flood of newcomers primarily from China, India, the Philippines and Pakistan as immigration approaches levels not seen since the end of the “Great Migration.”

Statistics Canada said Tuesday that 69 per cent of recent immigrants to Canada resided in the “magnet” or “gateway” cities of Montreal, Toronto and Vancouver — dubbed MTV — in 2006. That’s down from 73 per cent in 2001 and 74 per cent in 1996.

Still, 97 per cent of all immigrants in the last five years ended up in large urban areas.

The flood of immigrants has resulted in the kind of vibrant, diversification celebrated as the essence of Canadian multiculturalism. But it has also created a nation of two solitudes: declining rural populations at the same time as bulging big cities struggle to provide services newcomers rely on.

Despite the enormous social, political and economic ramifications of immigration — forecast to be the single source of population growth in Canada within 30 years — public and political discourse on the subject seems muted.

“Canadians, according to surveys, think that there may be some major problems with immigration but they’re constantly told that we need it anyway,” said Martin Collacott, a former Canadian ambassador and now senior fellow with the Fraser Institute in Vancouver.

“You don’t really question immigration because you’ll be a racist if you do.”

Debatable policy issues include the number of immigrants Canada accepts along with the hundreds of millions of dollars spent each year helping them settle. There are also the issues of what kind of immigrant is allowed to enter — family class or skilled, for example, as well as where they should settle.

For politicians competing for the “ethnic” vote in a country built on immigrants, those are thorny questions some would rather leave untouched.

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Chron.com

The University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston may soon close its doors to poor illegal immigrants who need cancer care, a move that could increase the patient load in Harris County.

The medical school, unable to meet the demand for cancer care by indigent patients with limited state funds, is considering a policy that would require patients to prove they’re here legally to qualify for financial assistance. That would save the hospital system money but contradict its mission of providing care for the poor.

All hospitals, both public and private, are required to treat emergency-room patients, regardless of whether they’re insured or qualify for Medicaid. That requirement is straining hospitals across the country, and some have closed because of financial losses from treating the uninsured.

It’s also unusual for hospitals, particularly public ones, to turn away patients who need non-emergency care, although they’re not required by law to treat them. But some facilities, including one in Fort Worth, now deny indigent patients who can’t prove they’re here legally as a cost-cutting measure.

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Washington Times

The revised children’s health insurance bill that Congress is about to send to President Bush still has loopholes that both illegal aliens and ineligible legal immigrants could exploit to join the program, a new Heritage Foundation analysis shows.

Under the bill, those applying for the State Children’s Health Insurance Program would not have to prove citizenship. Instead, they only would have to provide a valid Social Security number ? something most legal immigrants and many illegal aliens already have, said Robert Rector, a senior research fellow at the conservative Heritage Foundation, whose analysis is being released today.

‘If you’re illegal, you’re going to have to come with a valid but bogus Social Security number. If you’re a legal permanent resident, you have a Social Security number, it’s just a piece of cake for you to walk in,’ Mr. Rector said.

He said the SCHIP bill that Congress passed would undo the 1996 welfare policy that restricted most public benefits to legal immigrants who have been in the country for at least five years. The new bill doesn’t change that requirement, but only requires states to ask for a Social Security number, which Mr. Rector said means ineligible immigrants could sign up.

‘You couldn’t be clearer in their saying, ‘We really don’t care about that five-year time period,’ ‘ he said.

Illegal aliens who have stolen a valid Social Security number could also join, he said.

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Washington Post

More people seeking asylum in the U.S. could be detained and then jailed longer under a new Homeland Security Department policy for people wanting safe harbor.

The new policy applies to people placed in so-called expedited removal, a broad post-Sept. 11 category for immigrants who arrive in the U.S. seeking asylum or whose immigration paperwork is incorrect, invalid or nonexistent.

The U.S. generally grants safe harbor to refugees fleeing persecution because of their race, religion, nationality, membership in a particular social group or political opinion. Last year, the country granted asylum to 26,113 people, according to Homeland Security Department statistics. Most were from China, followed by Haiti and Colombia.

Asylum seekers are in detention in federal immigration facilities and county jails around the country. Exactly how many is unknown because ICE has not released statistics for two years, despite congressional mandates.

A total of 5,252 people claimed to have a credible fear of persecution in the fiscal year that ended Sept. 30. Sixty-three percent of those claims were handled by ICE’s asylum office in Houston, according to Homeland Security Department statistics.

Of the total, 3,182 people established credible fear and 1,062 did not. The remainder of the claims were withdrawn.

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This Bonsall day labor site is a hangout of Claudia Smith and the two day laborers that raped and stabbed a woman 75 times. They buy their beer at the Arco gas station.

SignOnSanDiego

BONSALL: A man who appeared to be a day-laborer was struck and killed by a pickup on state Route 76 in Bonsall last night, authorities said.

The man ran north from the southern shoulder toward an Arco gas station and a shopping center at Olive Hill Road about 6:10 p.m.

A motorist driving west was unable to stop in time to avoid hitting the man, a California Highway Patrol official said. The driver was not injured.

The man, who was in his 30s, died at the scene. He carried no identification, but authorities said he may have been an undocumented laborer from Mexico. He was alone when he tried to cross the highway.

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December 2, 2007 - Lupe Moreno and the Campo Minutemen organized a rally to protest the Santa Ana, CA Mexican Consulate, that set up a mobile matricula consular ID center, in front of the Orange, CA Teamsters Union Local 952 in order to provide identification to illegal aliens.

At 1:00 pm - Campo Minutemen observed: a continual stream of individuals meeting with the Mexican Consulate mobile staff members - outside of the Teamsters Union Local 952 - and applying for the matricula consular identification. The place was mobbed.

When the Minuteman rally began - to chants such as “MEXICAN CONSULATE GO HOME” the mobile center moved from outside of the building to the inside.

Once the very vocal, but peaceful, rally in front of the Teamsters Local 952 began, only a few applicants ventured forward to apply for the matricula consular ID. The police were called, and assured the protesters they had the right to peaceably assemble, with a car staying to watch over the group. The Minutemen virtually shut down the Mexican Consulate mobile operation.

PLEASE CALL…please call the Teamsters and express your stance on a union “opening its doors” to issue identification to illegal aliens.

If you know members of the Teamsters please ask them to call.

TEAMSTERS ORANGE, CA
(714) 939-1519

TEAMSTERS WASHINGTON, DC
(202) 624-6800

WRITE A LETTER OR POSTCARD:
Michael B. Davis, President
Teamsters Union Local 952
1936 W. Chapman Avenue
Orange, California 92868

James P. Hoffa, General President
International Brotherhood of Teamsters
Office of the General President
25 Louisiana Avenue, N.W.
Washington, DC 20001
www.teamster.org

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I have no idea what “PorkChop” is supposed to mean to these sensitive Latino’s. Does anybody know?

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FOX News

ALLENTOWN, Pa. ? Two days after naming its mascot “PorkChop,” the Philadelphia Phillies’ new Triple-A affiliate abruptly dropped the moniker after receiving complaints from Hispanics that it was offensive.

The Lehigh Valley IronPigs, whose mascot is a large, furry pig, had selected PorkChop from more than 7,300 fan submissions. The team, which begins play in 2008, announced Monday that the mascot will be named “Ferrous” instead.

General Manager Kurt Landes said he heard from several Hispanics who said PorkChop was derogatory.

“We were really unaware of any negative connotations with the word ‘pork chop,”‘ he said. “If it offended a few, it’s a few too many.”

Guillermo Lopez, vice president of the Latino Leadership Alliance, said he was called “pork chop” when he worked at Bethlehem Steel decades ago.

“If my parents were alive, they’d be having fits,” said Lopez, among those who complained to the team. “It meant much more to them than it does to Puerto Ricans now in the Lehigh Valley.”

PorkChop had been submitted by 32 fans. The replacement name, Ferrous ? from the Latin word “ferrum,” or iron ? received the most fan nominations, with 235.

The team moved to Allentown from Ottawa ? where it was known as the Lynx ? following the 2007 season. Construction is wrapping up on a new stadium in east Allentown.

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