Monday, November 27, 2006

Illegal Aliens Kill 25 Americans Daily
Man died after collision blamed on undocumented driver

PALMDALE,CA - More than 50 people carrying American flags and signs that read "Stop illegal immigration" demonstrated Saturday at an intersection where a young Palmdale man was fatally injured in a crash blamed on an unlicensed, uninsured undocumented immigrant who tried to walk away after the collision.
The protesters said local government officials should do more to deter illegal immigration, including turning over to federal authorities undocumented immigrants who have been arrested on suspicion of drunken driving and similar crimes rather than releasing them to await trial.
"If they release drunk illegal-alien drivers after they sober up, they're setting us up for more deaths of American citizens," said Frank Jorge, founder of the Antelope Valley Independent Minutemen, which organized Saturday's demonstration.
Lundin died four days after an Oct.22 crash in which his pickup truck collided with a compact car that turned left in front of it. The car's two occupants tried to walk away after the crash, but they were caught and detained by several people who witnessed the crash, sheriff's deputies said.
Wilfredo Briswela, 22, of Rosamond, who prosecutors said is an unlicensed, uninsured, undocumented immigrant, has been charged with vehicular manslaughter, punishable by up to a year in jail, and felony hit-and-run, punishable by up to four years in prison. He's in jail in lieu of $100,000 bail awaiting trial.
But Los Angeles County sheriff's officials said they do not routinely check the immigration status of people arrested for misdemeanors or cited for offenses such as driving without a license, though they routinely impound vehicles driven by people without licenses.
Jorge's group also protested the September 2005 death of off-duty paramedic Michael Sprinkles, whose motorcycle was hit by a compact car driven by an undocumented immigrant who had been deported in 1999 for crimes committed in the United States and had a driver's license under one of his many assumed names.
The group's members have also appeared before the Lancaster and Palmdale city councils, and Jorge said he thinks their pressure is responsible for a Lancaster decision to reject Mexican matricular consular cards as identification for city business, and for Palmdale officials' consideration of requiring companies with city contracts to verify they are not employing people who are in the United States illegally.

Editor's note: The problem is not unique to California. Eight years ago, an Allstate agent in Fort Lauderdale told me that one out of every four cars in South Florida is unregistered and the driver is an unlicensed illeal alien. Check the rising stats in hit-and-run!
Crackdown on Poultry Plant Gets Illegal Aliens to Go Home

Stillmore, GA — Felons on probation and homeless men have filled some of the poultry jobs left by illegal Mexican laborers deported in raids two months ago.About 40 convicted felons from the Macon Diversion Center are bused in each day to work at the Crider Poultry plant in Stillmore — the focus of the raids.Additionally, 16 men from the Garden City Rescue Mission in Augusta have come to work in the plant.
Several from the mission have become shift leaders, said Lavond Reynolds, director of men's housing for the mission."Compared to the attrition rate [at the plant] in general, these guys have really stuck so far," Reynolds said. The mission might send another 15 soon.Still, that's just a drop in the bucket. The Crider plant is operating at about 450 employees — less than half its preraid level of 1,000, company president David Purtle said.
The Mexican population in Stillmore has plummeted since immigration officials first visited the Crider plant in May, town residents said. Immigration agents estimated that 700 workers were using fraudulent IDs. The company began checking documents and confronting employees. Many were fired and hundreds of illegal immigrants left town on their own throughout the summer.
Then, over Labor Day, federal agents rounded up and deported more than 125 illegal immigrants working at the Crider plant or living in Emanuel and surrounding counties.That left Crider with a big labor gap, and finding workers to fill the jobs has been a challenge. Among the efforts and changes at the plant since the raids:
• The company outsourced 250 jobs in its raw deboning operation to Alabama.
• Some processing has slowed because of the downturn in the work force.
• Crider has turned to an outside company to hire about 100 workers to clean the plant each night.
• The company raised starting wages by about 40 cents and now offers attendance bonuses to new hires. Before, it took a year to be eligible for the extra pay. (Starting base pay is $6 an hour; most workers earn more through bonuses and overtime.)
• The company is spending more on hiring and training as turnover is high among new employees.For instance, Crider advanced money to house the homeless men from the mission in trailers and to turn on their utilities.
The company also pays to bus state probationers from Macon each day and is busing workers from surrounding communities.Purtle said about 50 percent of applicants since the raids either did not pass the drug test or reference checks. Many of those who did have poor attendance or quit quickly."Our challenge is — in hiring unskilled people — their ability to understand what's expected of them," Purtle said. "Attendance is important. No acting up, no mouthing off. They just haven't learned."
The raids not only affected the chicken plant, but the surrounding community.At least two landlords near Stillmore who rented to immigrants have put their properties up for sale. The Hispanic-run stores in town are operating at reduced hours."There's no people anymore," said Liliana Santos, 24, the clerk behind the counter at Salinas Surcusal No. 2 in downtown Stillmore."They don't have any jobs," she said in Spanish."Before, people would be walking around downtown," said Manuel Mendoza, 22, who stopped to buy tortillas. The store's jukebox played Mariachi music to an empty sideroom pool hall.
Mendoza has been in the United States 10 years and says he has a Social Security card and a job making pallets for $8.50 an hour. His hometown of Oaxaca, Mexico, has descended into anarchy with armed fighting in the streets, and he is in no hurry to return home.Pastor Ariel Rodriguez drives around Stillmore, explaining what happened to each of the Mexican families that used to live in trailers and apartments."The majority of people have gone to Kentucky," he said. They knew a priest who used to live in the area and followed him up there, Rodriguez said.
Other residents have gone back to Mexico.At least one local businessman said his business has gone up since the raids. The churn of new folks applying and working at Crider has brought new customers to Mighty Mike's Hot Stop gas station and convenience store in town."They come in here and shop," said manager Willie Gordon. "Our inside sales have gone up $3,000 per week since the raids."It's been a mixture of new clientele. But Gordon, who is African-American, attributes a good part of the increase to more black workers coming into town. Gordon notes: "You gotta be legal now."

Editor's note: Folks, it is this easy to solve America's immigration crisis. The big question I have is why Crider Poultry company president David Purtle is not behind bars where he belongs. What is necessary to dry up the jobs market, which will send millions of Mexicans heading for home, is to put the president a high profile big business, like Tysons Foods, behind bars for knowingly hiring illegal aliens.
North American Union - America: Just an Idea?

President Bush believes America should be more of an idea than an actual place, says Republican Congressman Tom Tancredo, R-Colo.
"People have to understand what we're talking about here. The president of the United States is an internationalist," continues Rep.Tancredo, "He is going to do what he can to create a place where the idea of America is just that – it's an idea. It's not an actual place defined by borders. I mean this is where this guy is really going."
Tancredo lashed out at the White House's lack of action in securing U.S. borders, and said efforts to merge the U.S. with both Mexico and Canada is not a fantasy.
"I know this is dramatic – or maybe somebody would say overly dramatic – but I'm telling you, that everything I see leads me to believe that this whole idea of the North American Union, it's not something that just is written about by right-wing fringe kooks. It is something in the head of the president of the United States, the president of Mexico, and I think the prime minister of Canada buys into it.
"And they would just tell you, 'Well, sure, it's a natural thing. It's part of the great globalization ... of the economy.' They assume it's a natural, evolutionary event that's going to occur here. I hope they're wrong and I'm going to try my best to make sure they're wrong. But I'm telling you the tide is great. The tide is moving in their direction. We have to say that."

Saturday, November 25, 2006

Tennessee Sheriff Wants Immigration Data
Local jail problem is an indictment of federal immigration system

Davidson County Sheriff Daron Hall wants to do something about illegal immigrants who commit crimes.The sheriff isn't talking about rounding up brown-skinned folks and asking for proof of citizenship. He's not talking about subjecting Hispanics to a different arrest process.He merely seeks tools that would allow Davidson County to do a job that could be done by the federal government.
The members of Tennessee's congressional delegation should wholeheartedly support Hall's efforts and use them as a catalyst for fixing one piece of a federal immigration system that is dangerously out of whack.Hall has applied for a federal immigration computer system that would allow officials at the Metro Jail to check the status of people arrested in Davidson County who were not born in the United States.
Currently, jail officers send queries about non-U.S. born individuals who are arrested to a federal computer in Vermont, but according to Hall, the federal system puts an "immigration hold" only on individuals who are already accused of aggravated felonies. That means that people who are known illegal immigrants can have numerous arrests for lower level crimes, including drunken driving, without triggering the deportation process.
Charlotte, N.C., has a system similar to the one sought by Hall. Using the experience in that city, Hall believes that his department will identify about 2,960 inmates annually to send to immigration court. Nashville now sends 151 inmates yearly into the deportation pipeline.
Obviously, Hall's effort will affect only a sliver of the immigrant community. But it is the segment that demands most of the attention.While Hall is commended for his aggressiveness in addressing this issue, his effort is a damning indictment of the immigration system. If local sheriffs can't even get a straight answer about whether someone they are holding is illegal, how in the world are they supposed to cooperate with the federal government on deporting illegal immigrants?In this election year, immigration is a potent campaign issue.
Tennessee's congressional delegation now has a chance to do more than spout rhetoric and reinforce myths. They have a chance to line up behind Hall and the nation's other law enforcers who now struggle with a federal immigration system that will not tell them what they need to know.
Americans being Kidnapped & Killed
Threat to US citizens forces Mexican officials to lock down town.

EAST EL PASO COUNTY, Tx. - Residents of the Mexican border town of Guadalupe, across the Rio Grande from Fabens, are dealing with armed checkpoints and car-by-car searches. The small farming community is under tight surveillance by officials in Mexico, and now in the United States.
The scene in Guadalupe Bravo could most accurately be described as a town under lockdown.The Mexican military increased its presence in the town, and Hudspeth County Sheriff Arvin West tells ABC-7 he's ready to send man power into the area on the US side of the border.
Sheriff West added that his office recently heard of plans to kidnap US citizens, and transport them across the border to be killed in Guadalupe. According to Sheriff West, Victor Canello a man with ties to Fort Hancock was taken to Guadalupe and shot.
West adds that he and his office are treating the threat seriously. Sheriff West also says, "That's the innocent people that might get involved in this and get caught up in this is the people we are here to protect today...I've got officers as far away as Valverde County helping us with this...DPS, Game Wardens, and the Texas Rangers as well."
The increase in security is likely to continue for some time. Residents in Guadalupe also welcomed the strict military presence.
Editor's note: And President Bush, Sen. McCain and Ted Kennedy think open borders are a swell idea!

Friday, November 24, 2006

Immigrants are draining U.S. social programs
America is not a bottomless pit of social programs designed to be drained by illegal immigrants.
At the close of the 19th century, migration to this country was at its peak. Those arriving from many cultures around the world brought with them a dream of American brotherhood to contribute to the development of this great country on its way to becoming an industrial giant.
Spoken language was a problem for those arriving, but they managed to conquer that liability without the desire to make English, the language of the land, a second language. The only reception on hand for these future Americans were politicians and recruiters looking to sign them up as voters and soldiers.
There were no social services available at that time, no housing placement, no welfare assistance, no health care provided, nothing but a drive to be part of a growing nation.
Today's immigration is more about a desire to take part in an already-made country with many social programs that will provide for both legal and illegal immigrants. Politicians today value their vote and dollar more than the security of people and this nation; the past actions of the Bush administration demonstrate that point clearly with the open borders.
Social programs have been in place since the Great Depression of the 1930s with the birth of Social Security and the National Recovery Act designed to put Americans to work street cleaning, dam building and working in mostly federal construction projects.
As Americans became employed, they paid into the Social Security fund to be drawn up at retirement age. As that program grew so did the population and spin-off programs, but all workers paid into that fund. Later came the unemployment benefits as a spin-off from Social Security. All these programs developed from the taxes of working America to be available when needed.
A number of years ago, the only problem facing America was the government's so-called borrowing from the Social Security fund to balance the national budget, when, in fact, it never repaid the fund.
Today, those funds are shrinking more each year as illegal immigrants flood this country, freely seeking employment and much-needed social programs that are nonexistent in their country, where the Mexican government failed its people in every way, including employment and social programs.
The drain on America's programs is at its critical stage, with increasing numbers seeking a better way of life, resulting in funding not being in place for senior citizens who need it and for younger Americans who are in dire need of assistance. Immigration must be controlled or it will become a disaster for us all in many ways.
If any American politician speaks up on this issue, he or she is at once labeled a racist in conduct and not an advocate of immigration in any form. So be it. The Boston Tea Party was not popular with the British, either. Strong legislation is needed from every level of government, from Washington to local governing bodies, to solve this major internal problem for America.
Prescott (AZ) City Council Council Addresses Illegal Immigration Problems
In the wake of the overwhelming approval of several state immigration-related propositions earlier this month, the City of Prescott will weigh in on the issue this week. At its regular study session, the Prescott City Council will consider a resolution that urges the federal government to "move expeditiously to seal our borders against this flood of illegal immigrants, criminals and terrorists, and to employ all practical and legal measures required to achieve this end."
The three-page resolution lists more than a dozen reasons for the action, including:
• "Whereas, in the last 10 or more years, the Immigration Act has not been strongly enforced and literally millions of individuals have come into our county in flagrant violation"
• "Whereas, the citizens of Prescott are worried and concerned about the impact of illegal aliens on our national security, our national, state and local crime rates, the increasing illicit drug trade, as well as the negative impacts on property values, public schools, hospitals, taxes, and welfare costs"
• "Since 2001, our city has experienced homicides, aggravated assaults, rapes, burglaries, drug sales and trafficking directly attributable to illegal aliens." The resolution also mentions that polls repeatedly show that citizens "strongly support reform of this country's immigration policy."
The city council's actions are based, in part, from the Nov. 7 ballot approvals of four state propositions that deal with immigration issues, such as availability of public programs to illegal immigrants.

Wednesday, November 22, 2006

Immigration Tops Texas Lawmakers' Agendas

Texas lawmakers are ready to pounce on the illegal immigrant issue when they start their next session in January.With the Democrats in charge in Washington, conservatives in Texas plan to put their imprint on a variety of issues ranging from abortion to school vouchers.Their biggest push by far, however, will be passage of a host of bills dealing with illegal immigrants, including one that just might challenge the 14th Amendment, which defines citizenship and requires states to provide civil rights to anyone born on U.S. soil.In Austin, Republicans began are heading to the state Capitol with stacks of bills aimed at cutting off benefits to illegal aliens, taxing their remittances south of the border, and requiring proof of citizenship at the voting booth. Other bills would deny welfare and other benefits to the U.S.-born children of illegal aliens — rights allegedly given them under the 14th Amendment.John Colyandro, director of the Texas Conservative Coalition, expects a broad array of legislation targeting benefits to illegals, as well as voter verification of citizenship, employer sanctions for hiring illegal aliens, and additional funding for border security. He says the two extremes of the current immigration debate — deporting all illegals or granting amnesty to all — are "unworkable and frankly intolerable."Under the bill proposed by Republican state Rep. Leo Berman, of Tyler, children born in Texas to illegal aliens would be denied state unemployment or public assistance benefits like food stamps as well as professional licenses.Berman states that in Texas alone there are an estimated two million illegal aliens whose U.S.-born children get these benefits, which go largely un-reimbursed by the federal government.
Federal Reserves Help Illegals

Federal Reserve Bank Assisting Illegal Alien Lawbreakers

While the mainstream news media are hard at work covering the Rep. Mark Foley "Pagegate" scandal or helping the Democrats to achieve their dream of capturing control of the House of Representatives and Senate, the Federal Reserve Bank is working with the Mexican government to make it easier for illegal aliens to export US money to their homeland.
The Fed is currently devising several programs that will extend banking services to illegal aliens, according to The Wall Street Journal. Most of this money transfer scheme is being created under the radar and few, if any, political figures are discussing the subject.
One proposal is for a new remittance program with the ultimate goal of bringing illegal Mexican aliens -- who send money home -- into the mainstream the US financial system, regardless of immigration status. In other words, The Federal Reserve Bank is attempting to aid lawbreakers in moving their cash around in the US and Mexico.
"Directo a Mexico," the name of the program, enables US commercial banks to make money transfers for Mexican workers through the Federal Reserve's own automated clearinghouse, which is linked to Banco de Mexico, the Mexican central bank. Few Americans are aware of the connection between the Fed and foreign banks and this program would be just another that exists in the shadow world of international banking.