December 31, 2007
WTNH-TV — New Haven, Connecticut
Vandals deface Vietnam war memorial
Veterans are outraged that a war memorial in New Haven has been vandalized. — The Vietnam War Memorial at Long Wharf was spray painted with the threatening words “Kill whites MS 13.” — Seeing this just crushed the veterans we spoke to. The names on that wall that are covered in paint
Very interesting reading from the far left, open borders ACLU here.
“ENDGAME” DOCUMENTS: BEFORE AND AFTER
On March 26, 2007, the Boston Globe ran our op-ed about operation Endgame, the plan to remove all 12 million undocumented immigrants from the United States by 2012. We wrote the piece to point out that the March 2007 raid in New Bedford by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents was not just an isolated incident, but part of a detailed and ambitious plan that will likely require similar tactics on an even greater scale.
Since then (and starting the very next day) something interesting has happened. While publicly taking issue with our assertion that Endgame uses tactics similar to the ethnic cleansing we saw in the Balkans during the 1990s — lightning raids, mass arrests, packed detention centers, and mass deportations — ICE has quietly removed documents about operation Endgame from its website, ice.gov.
Fortunately, we anticipated this and saved copies.
December 30, 2007
School Aims to Catch Students from Mexico
December 29th, 2007 @ 1:13pm
by Associated Press
CALEXICO, Calif. (AP) _ Children are more apt to shield their faces than to smile when Daniel Santillan points his camera.
Santillan’s photos aren’t for any picture album or yearbook _ they help prove that Mexicans are illegally attending public schools in this California border community.
With too many students and too few classrooms, Calexico school officials took the unusual step of hiring someone to photograph children and document the offenders.
Santillan snaps pictures at the city’s downtown border crossing and shares the images with school principals, who use them as evidence to kick out those living in Mexico.
Since he started the job two years ago, the number of students in the Calexico school system has fallen by 5 percent, from 9,600 to 9,100, while the city’s population grew about 3 percent.
“The community asked us to do this, and we responded,” said board President Enrique Alvarado of the Calexico Unified School District. “Once it starts to affect you personally, when your daughter gets bumped to another school, then our residents start complaining.”
Every day along the 1,952-mile border, children from Mexico cross into the United States and attend public schools. No one keeps statistics on how many children make the trek.
By GINGER THOMPSON ( Mexico City)
Published: November 4, 2007
Fox has long believed that one of the best ways to help Mexico is to educate the United States about the importance of improving relations with it. Americans may not know what they want to do about their country’s complex immigration problems. But all polls indicate they want to do something. Persuading them to move away from building walls and toward building a North American Union modeled after Europe is a long shot. But Fox learned, when he overturned the entrenched system to win the presidency, not to rule out long shots.
I HOPE THAT YOU WILL BOOKMARK THIS.
This section examines leftwing groups dedicated to weakening, and in many cases eliminating, all regulations and controls on immigration into the United States, and to blurring the distinction between citizens and non-citizens.
The Open Borders Lobby (see Guide) is a coalition of radical groups spearheaded by organizations like the National Lawyers Guild, the Center for Constitutional Rights, the Mexican American Legal Defense and Education Fund (MALDEF), and the American Civil Liberties Union…
The principal funding for these efforts has been provided by the Ford Foundation (see Funders). MALDEF, the chief advocate for unlimited Mexican immigration, was in its first 25 years almost entirely funded and shaped by the Ford Foundation. (See also Civil Liberties Groups and Civil Rights Groups)
Texas Civil Rights Review
LULAC bewails local immigration law enforcement
Love letter from LULAC nuisances: It has come to our attention that the Georgetown City Council will vote on January 8th to consider enacting a new Hazleton style city ordinance that will require contractors and subcontractors to prove their employees are in this country legally. LULAC Council 4721 requests that the Georgetown City Council…
I am starting to get a complex! Maybe the AJC has something against big, bald, ugly guys?
Below is Cynthia Tucker’s column from last Sunday on Huckabee and her views on illegal immigration (yawn)
Below that, my LTE sent in last Sunday in response. I post it here because they did not publish it there. I will try to make it a habit of posting the letters to the editor sent to various newspapers and magazines that don’t get ink.
We thank Jerry Gonzalez – Sam’s boy and Jane Fonda’s pal – for archiving the AJC column in its entirety on his Website.
OUR OPINION: When goodwill bypasses illegal immigrants
By Cynthia Tucker
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Published on: 12/23/07
The politics of the Grand Old Party’s ultra-conservative religionists produce the oddest cognitive dissonance. This campaign season has illuminated the jarring contrast between the public piety of conservative Christians —- a significant faction in the Republican Party —- and their intense anger toward illegal immigrants.
That hostility is all the more jarring at Christmastime, when Christians around the world commemorate the birth of Christ. You’d think that the season would bring forth an outpouring of compassion, mercy and generosity. After all, the Bible, which conservative Christians hold out as the inerrant word of God, includes several admonitions to practice kindness toward “strangers.”
But kindness doesn’t seem to be much in the minds of Bible-thumping conservatives. Sadie Fields, head of the Georgia Christian Alliance, has long criticized public benefits such as health care for the children of illegal immigrants. “We’re against illegal immigrants because we must uphold the rule of law,” she has said. “We are a nation of law. Our biblical worldview mandates that we be a people of law.”
According to polls, immigration is a much more important issue among Republican voters than among Democrats. That’s especially true in early voting states such as Iowa and South Carolina, where sizable pockets of illegal immigrants have settled only in the last decade or so.
The intensity of the resentment has come as a surprise to Mike Huckabee, an ordained Baptist minister. As an abortion-detesting, evolution-denying homophobe, Huckabee is fast winning the devotion of his party’s Christianists, who seem to confuse the office of president with that of preacher or priest. But Huckabee has one glaring flaw in an otherwise perfect doctrinal suite: He has shown compassion toward illegal immigrants.
As governor of Arkansas, Huckabee supported legislation that would have made undocumented college students eligible for college scholarships and in-state tuition prices. Besides the imminent practicality of the proposition —- Arkansas, like its Southern neighbors, needs more college graduates —- Huckabee says he wouldn’t “hold children responsible for something their parents did” —- crossing the border illegally
….PLEASE READ THE REST HERE.
My letter to the editor here. I added a hyperlink for those who are still not educated on this Huckster character.
Ever the shrill illegal alienist, Tucker’s less than welcoming stance on Mike Huckabee for president is somewhat surprising. One would think she would cozy up to someone who has so venomously attacked anyone who objects to the crime of illegal immigration and employment and amnesty-again.
In 2006 Huckabee stated clearly that opposition to legalization for illegal aliens was “driven by racism or nativism”. How Tucker-ish in his lack of reasoning or argument.
Candidate Huckabee wrote in his 2007 book that strict enforcement of our immigration laws would be “sheer folly”. Hola, Ms. Tucker…
Huckabee, who in 2005 described Arizona’s Prop 200 legislation requiring proof of citizenship to vote and demonstration of eligibility to access public benefits as “inflammatory, race-baiting demagoguery” sounds a lot like the Cynthia Tucker who amuses readers so often.
Maybe Huckabee’s position on other issues will change enough by next week for Tucker to take another look?
King is president of the Dustin Inman Society, which is opposed to illegal immigration.
Who is the Huckster in the story below?
Trick question. Both Gilchrist and Hucakee are the Hucksters.
Gilchrist promotes Huckabee to radio talkers
Peppered by questions over issue of illegal immigration
Jerome R. Corsi
© 2007 WorldNetDaily.com
With the Jan. 3 Iowa caucus approaching, Republican front-runner Mike Huckabee dispatched Jim Gilchrist of The Minuteman Project to the Federation for American Immigration Reform talk radio row in Des Moines to proclaim his message.
In interviews with radio hosts such as key Iowa personality Jan Mickelson of WHO-AM in Des Moines, Gilchrist argued Huckabee’s “Secure America Plan” means the estimated 12 million or more illegal immigrants in the United States would be required to return to their home countries in the first 120 days of a Huckabee administration.
Moreover, Gilchrist insisted the millions of self-deported illegal immigrants and their families would go to the back of the line to wait maybe for years to re-enter the United States.
Still, Gilchrist was hard pressed to explain to incredulous radio hosts how 100,000 illegal immigrants were going to self-deport themselves per day to achieve the stated goal
Gwinnett Daily Post
Bannister announcement ruffles sheriff’s feathers
Lawrenceville, Ga. —
Chairman Charles Bannister has called for Gwinnett’s sheriff to train his deputies to enforce immigration laws. But the sheriff said politics has kept him from hiring the staff needed to even consider the program. — The move on a political hot button issue has placed the sheriff in the center of the upcoming chairman’s race…
“When I have the personnel, I’ll entertain it, if it shows that it will deport any more people than now,”
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A Southern accent on day laborers: Stereotypes, language skills and the lowest price come into play as black Americans and Latino immigrants compete on an Atlanta street.
December 28, 2007
Outside the Home Depot on Ponce de Leon Avenue, no one engages in theoretical debates about whether illegal immigrants are competing for jobs with Americans.
Here, the competition unfolds whenever a truck pulls into the parking lot, its driver looking for day laborers.
On any given day, about half of the 30 or so men waiting to pounce on those trucks are Latinos, many of them undocumented. But the rest are African American men like Sam Gibbs. One chilly afternoon, Gibbs, 47, sprinted like a teenager toward a red pickup, hawking his services to two black men inside.
“Take a brother with you!” Gibbs pleaded. “I’m from South Carolina!” He had beaten out a sizable group of Latinos who soon surrounded the truck.
“Hold on guys,” the driver announced. “I need a drywall finisher.” He said he would pay $9 an hour.
Gibbs backed away. The Latinos began negotiating with the driver, who hired one of them for $12 an hour.
“Drywall finisher — that’s a specialty,” Gibbs muttered as he walked back to his spot on the sidewalk near a Dunkin’ Donuts. “Plus, he was only paying $9 an hour.”
In the Deep South, like the rest of the nation, undocumented Latinos have come to dominate many of the corners and parking lots where day laborers gather. But this region is different because of the high percentage of Americans who still compete with Latino immigrants for such jobs. Although U.S.-born workers make up 7% of the day-labor pool nationwide, they account for nearly 20% in the South, according to a 2006 UCLA study.
Indeed, long before the Southern labor landscape was transformed by a tidal surge of Latin American immigrants, blacks and whites populated the “catch-out corners” in Southern communities, whistling and waving after employers in hopes of “catching out on a job” and pocketing a few tax-free dollars.
Many of the black workers who gather on Ponce de Leon today say that they cannot find regular work. Some have been laid off and some have criminal records or addictions. Others are supplementing a primary paycheck, or prefer to work under the radar, earning wages that are difficult to track. One man said he was trying to avoid court-mandated child support payments that he could not afford.
Read the rest here….