October 31, 2010
A Tom Tancredo you may not know
DENVER, Co. October 25, 2010 – Colorado gubernatorial candidate Tom Tancredo is an extraordinary man with no shortage of friends…
Some state voters
aren’t U.S. citizens
AJC Exclusive:( except for WSB TV that broke the story)
For years, Georgia’s method of registering voters allowed some non-U.S. citizens to register and some to cast ballots.
And while state officials say they’ve fixed the problem with new voters, there’s nothing to stop noncitizens who registered before the changes from voting Tuesday.
The Secretary of State’s Office, which oversees Georgia’s voter rolls, does not know how many noncitizens are registered to vote. But state officials acknowledged there are some. And an Atlanta Journal-Constitution/Channel 2 WSB-TV investigation found noncitizens who have voted.
“It doesn’t surprise me but it does concern me, obviously,” Secretary of State Brian Kemp said in an interview after being presented with the AJC’s findings. ..
Shocking Pew Study: Foreign Workers Gain All New Jobs As Native Workers Continue To Lose
October 29, 2010
posted on NumbersUSA
A new study released by the Pew Hispanic Center shows that foreign workers continue to gain jobs while native workers lose jobs…
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Most Arizona voters remain supportive of immigration law
Arizona voters are still bullish about the state’s new immigration law despite the U.S. Justice Department’s ongoing legal challenge. — A new Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of Likely Voters in Arizona finds that 50% now think the immigration law has affected the state’s image positively. That’s up nine points from 41% in May…
San Bernardino County Sun
Latinos souring on illegal immigration
A new study shows Latinos have soured considerably on illegal immigration in the last three years. — In 2007, 50percent of Latinos surveyed told the Pew Hispanic Center that the growing number of illegal immigrants was a positive force for the existing Latino population. In a Pew survey released Thursday, that number had plummeted to 29percent…
A Gift to the Drug Cartels
Will New Mexico Become the Next Arizona?
WASHINGTON (October 21, 2010) – A new Center for Immigration Studies Memorandum explores how seemingly innocuous legislation before the Senate could turn 125 miles of southeast New Mexico’s Dona Ana County into a staging ground for drug cartels and illegal alien smugglers.
S. 1689, the “Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks Wilderness Act,” changes the currently designated “public use” of certain Department of Interior lands to a “wilderness” designation. The end result would be to severely curtail the Border Patrol’s ability to operate due to the stringent nature of wilderness laws. New Mexico could suffer the same results as Arizona, as documented by the Center in its mini-documentary series showing the waste, destruction, and unsafe circumstances that borderlands suffer when wilderness laws (and poor federal government policy) create a law enforcement vacuum.
The new Center for Immigration Studies Memorandum, ‘A Gift to the Drug Cartels: Will New Mexico Become the Next Arizona?,’ authored by Janice Kephart, Director of National Security Policy at the Center and producer of the ‘Hidden Cameras’ mini-documentary series, leaves no doubt that bill’s goal is to support legitimate environmental conservation. However, through an in-depth examination of current law and policy, Kephart concludes that the Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks Wilderness Act would leave the Border Patrol with little ability, and little incentive, to do its job. The measure would effectively hand drug cartels 125 more borderland miles for operations; an alternative would be to assure conservation with adequate law enforcement in the area, thus keeping the cartels under control while protecting our public safety and national security.
The measure, co-sponsored by Senators Jeff Bingaman (D-NM), Chairman of the Senate Committee on Energy & Natural Resources, and Tom Udall (D-NM), was passed out of Chairman Bingaman’s committee in July 2010 and is awaiting consideration on the Senate floor.
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Somebody send this to Bill Nigut!
El Tiempo (Bogota, Colombia)
The American Dream makes a stopover in Colombia
Journalists from “El Tiempo” (believed to be Colombia’s largest newspaper) traced the main route used by illegal aliens in Colombia: using 27 clandestine routes through Colombia’s southwestern most department (state) of Narino, bordering on Ecuador, those aliens begin a trip of over 840 miles toward Uraba (on the border with Panama). African or Asian migrants are charged up to U.S. $1,500 to make that trip.
Two o’clock in the morning, near Turbo, a city on the east side of the Gulf of Uraba, the border between Colombia and Panama on the Caribbean, twenty-five persons fit themselves as much as they are able into a launch no longer than 7 meters long (22.9 feet) as it starts to leave the smelly port waters, with its engine almost turned off so as not to call attention. The launch slowly parallels the coast toward Choco (the Colombian state that land borders Panama). In the following four hours only two of them, the boat driver and his assistant, will be able to stand and stretch their legs. The other 23 have been ordered not to raise their head. They are illegal aliens who have crossed half of Colombia while hiding, and for whom the “American dream” seems to be a little closer. After a switch to another launch, they are taken into the jungle, and, following that, they begin a five day trek through the hill country of Darien toward Panama, the next stage on the traffic of humans en route to the United States. And in Choco, as in Africa, those aliens have no choice but to put their lives in the hands of the “coyotes” who, by then, will have stripped them of at least 15 thousand dollars to take them to the “promised land.” The “icing on the cake” (the crossing from Mexico to the U.S.) will cost them a similar amount.
Up until the end of last August, DAS, the Colombian immigration authority, had deported or expelled 607 of those illegal aliens, almost double the total for 2009. There have been 1,800 since 2007, from faraway lands such as China, Nepal, Bangladesh, Afghanistan or Pakistan. Almost none speak Spanish, and the only thing they know is that if some official catches them and returns them to Ecuador, they will try again. Six Eritreans who were returned from Cauca (a Colombian city) to Ecuador on September 4th were again nabbed by DAS 13 days later, this time in another Colombian city.
The government of Ecuador, where Colombians must today enter with an annotated judicial record, decided in June of 2008 to allow citizens of any country in the world to enter without the need of a visa. Immediately, webs of traffickers who operate from the Arab Emirates and from Amsterdam took the opportunity to adjust their routes. Where, before, small groups of Africans would enter Colombia through the border with Brazil after a very hard, month long voyage across the Atlantic, hidden in cargo ships, now they started to show up by the dozens, coming from Quito. The arrival of Asians also shot up at the Mariscal Sucre Airport (Quito’s airport). The problem became such that two months ago Ecuador’s president decided to once again require visas for various African and Asian countries.
In Ecuador, the same groups who send rifle ammunition and explosives for the guerillas also traffic in illegal aliens. It’s a business that pays in the millions – the third most lucrative, after drug traffic and black market in weapons – that in Colombia ends up enriching the insurgent armed groups. Transit to Panama is controlled by Group # 57 of the FARC (Colombia’s revolutionary guerillas) and costs no less than 400 dollars. From the time they leave, the aliens keep their goal of arriving in the United States firmly in mind.
In the last two years, more Eritreans arrived in Colombia than had ever before been recorded. One hundred fifty have so far been detained this year from that African country at immigration control points. And thousands of Somalis travel by land to South Africa, and from there to Brazil and to Ecuador with false passports.
Last year, Bogota’s Superior Tribunal sentenced Yohannes Enefh Negussie to 5 years in jail for people smuggling. His network, according to DAS, was able to move 2,000 persons, almost all from Africa, in 3 years. One of the tactics used by Africans and Asians who are detained is to claim asylum, a right which would be amply justifiable given the conditions in their countries of origin. The problem is that the smugglers recommend that they do so only to avoid deportation back to Ecuador (the rule is to return those persons to the country from where they arrived) and then later to continue on the way to Panama.
October 29, 2010
7 illegals charged with selling software to make IDs
For years, customers who wanted phony driver’s licenses, permanent resident cards or Social Security cards could take their business to a Little Village operation protected by a West Side street gang, federal authorities say. — Lately, there has been a new item for sale: the computer software used to make the phony documents, federal prosecutors charged Thursday…
KSWT-TV — Yuma
Arizona GOP: Voter fraud is present in Yuma
In a release to KSWT News 13 on Friday, The Arizona Republican Party stated ballots in Yuma County are being mailed illegally, ballots are being forged and legals are registered to vote. — And — KSWT News 13 also talked to the Border Action Network, a [pro-open borders] group accused in the alleged fraud scandal…
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Roswell gets grant for processing illegals
Roswell has accepted a $38,944 federal grant to offset the cost of processing illegal aliens in the city jail. — The grant comes from the Bureau of Justice Assistance and requires no local match. — Police say bout a third of inmates in Roswell’s 55-bed jail were foreign born and could not provide a Social Security number…