September 25, 2006

ACLU, SPLC, MALDEF, and the Mexican government

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The Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC), Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund (MALDEF), chapters of the ACLU, and chapters of the American Friends Service Committee are part of the new “Border Human Rights Working Group” [1]. At least three other groups in that coalition have links to the Mexican government.

This doesn’t mean that the SPLC, ACLU, MALDEF, and AFSC are directly collaborating with the Mexican government. However, their constant support for illegal immigration should be examined in the light of this new coalition. The reader is encouraged to contact any media source that reports on those groups’ position on immigration, suggesting that they disclose such links when covering the groups.


Hazleton PA: Fighting the illegal alien lobby and the illegal renters, employers and aliens

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Read about Hazelton PA.

Ask yourself why Georgia cities and counties are not showing the same courage.

Many other towns have picked up on what Hazleton is doing. Some have introduced or passed similar laws. Others are interested, but hold back — out of the ACLU line of fire until the Hazleton case has been won. More and more cities and states may adopt Hazleton-like laws. The crimes and public service costs of illegal aliens would then be concentrated more and more in cities and states that make themselves “sanctuaries” for illegal aliens.
This small case in a small town could have an enormous effect. It could generate from the grass roots, the pressure on Congress to deal with the problem of illegal aliens, rather than speak platitudes and duck the problem for another generation

Maybe they are more afraid of the ACLU and GALEO than the pesky American voter?

14 Georgia teachers may return to…Mexico

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Published: September 23, 2006 10:40 pm

Jimmy Espy: Georgia Project withering

Dalton Daily Citizen

Has political jousting over immigration made a casualty of the Dalton-based Georgia Project? [Note from D.A….we hope so.]

Federal funding crucial to paying for the Georgia Project will run out soon, shutting down several activities, including the guest teacher program that currently places 14 bilingual teachers from Monterrey, Mexico, in area schools (and two others in South Georgia schools.)

Read the rest here from the Dalton Citizen editorial.

Stats and resolutions from the recent Georgia Latino Forum, courtesy of GALEO

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News from the recent Latino Forum here in Georgiafornia.

See if you think registering illegals to vote might be on GALEO’s very un-American agenda.

Click here to see some info sent around the state by Jerry Gonzalez, who operates Sam Zamarripa’s illegal alien lobbying organization here. “Founding Friend“? That all American luminary, Jane Fonda.


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American Border Patrol take fire from smugglers most every week.

This from Canada and the Seattle Times.

Long lines at Canadian border after guards leave
By Tyrone Beason

Seattle Times staff reporter

Motorists heading to Canada from Western Washington waited three hours or more to cross the border Sunday night after unarmed Canadian border guards walked off the job earlier in the day in response to a report that a murder suspect was heading their way.

Canadian border-patrol officers do not carry firearms and are allowed to walk off the job if work conditions become too dangerous.

Canadian Border Service Agency spokeswoman Faith St. John said problems started just after 2 p.m. when guards at the Huntingdon crossing, across the border from Sumas, Whatcom County, left their posts after hearing that an armed and dangerous murder suspect might try to enter Canada from the United States. The move shut down that border crossing for a short time, she said.

September 24, 2006

This is as good a report on the anchor baby crisis as I have seen

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From the Houston Chronicle

Sept. 24, 2006, 1:14PM
‘Border baby’ boom strains S. Texas
More illegal immigrants are pouring into the state to give birth

Copyright 2006 Houston Chronicle

RIO GRANDE CITY — First it was a trickle, now it’s a flood.

Rising numbers of undocumented immigrants from Mexico and Central America are streaming into Texas to give birth, straining hospitals and costing taxpayers hundreds of millions of dollars, health officials say.

Doctors and health officials say they are overwhelmed by both the new arrivals and those immigrant mothers who already are in the state. Even Houston’s feeling the pinch. An estimated 70 percent to 80 percent of the 10,587 births at Ben Taub General Hospital and Lyndon B. Johnson General Hospital last year were to undocumented immigrants, administrators say.

Also feeling the strain is Starr County, an already poor South Texas county that has the region’s only taxpayer-supported hospital district.

Immigrants “want a U.S.-born baby” and know that emergency room staffers don’t collect any money up front, said Dr. Mario Rodriguez, an obstetrician in Starr County.

“The word is out: Come to Starr County and get delivered for free. Why pay $1,000 in Mexico when you can get it for free?” Rodriguez said.

Immigration-control advocates regard the U.S.-born infants as “anchor babies” because they give their undocumented parents and relatives a way to petition for citizenship. They estimate that 360,000 of these babies are born in the U.S. every year and warn that the numbers are rising.

Once parents have an “anchor baby,” they become more difficult to deport, said Jack Martin, a spokesman for the Federation for American Immigration Reform, a lobby organization in Washington, D.C.

”It’s a fairly big factor in complicating the removal of illegal aliens,” Martin said. “Illegal aliens know that and, to some extent, we think they’re being influenced into having children as soon as they get into the U.S. to complicate their removal.”

Some lawmakers want to begin denying citizenship to babies born to illegal immigrants.

Birthright citizenship, as it is known, has been in force since the approval of the Constitution’s 14th Amendment in 1868. But several bills under consideration in Congress would abolish the longstanding federal policy. Sponsors include U.S. Reps. Ron Paul, R-Lake Jackson, and Nathan Deal, R-Ga.

Please read the rest of the report and pass it along…maybe to your Congressional Representative?

Guest column in today’s Gainesville Times by D.A. King

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Below is a guest column published today by the Gainesville Times . I have added some hyperlinks to further educate the reader. We thank the Gainesville Times for the space.

Column also posted here.

Illegal alien lobby resists enforcement of law

By D.A. King

In 21st century America, many who make their living from illegal immigration howl that vocal opposition to that organized crime is somehow “extreme”or “hateful.”

Absent the tools of convention, logic, the rule of law upon which our nation was founded or any supporting majority public opinion, the prosperous open borders/illegal alien lobby uses the only tool it can: name-calling.

The tireless attempts to label as “hate groups” organizations that advocate for controlled and reasonable immigration levels, secure borders and equal enforcement of the law are not working any longer. Panic has set in.

Witness remarks at a press conference held under the Gold Dome last week aimed at Gov. Sonny Perdue’s recent crackdown on fraudulent documents used by illegals to obtain Georgia driver’s licenses: “Unmitigated racism,” declared one “civil rights activist.”

It appears that some who profit by an enabled illegal population do not welcome the governor’s SecureID initiative.
At the same press conference, concerning recent federal immigration law enforcement actions in Stillmore, where more than 100 illegal aliens were arrested for using fraudulent and stolen Social Security numbers, “acts of law enforcement terrorism” and “attacks on immigrants” were the shameless descriptions of justice finding a tiny fraction of Georgia’s illegal population.

Recognizing a goldmine when they see it, immigration lawyers, ethnic-based separatist groups, bankers and willing employers are not eager to tolerate actual enforcement of existing American laws in what they have labeled an “immigration debate.”

Their enemy? Facts.

Here’s one: The same federal government charged with protecting our borders and enforcing our laws defines “immigrants” as “persons lawfully admitted for permanent residence in the United States” and “aliens who are granted permanent legal residence.”

A person who is not a citizen and is present in the United States in violation of our laws is an illegal alien.

On these pages last week, Gainesville immigration lawyer David Kennedy explained at length that the Washington D.C-based Federation for American Immigration Reform, which opposes illegal and massive immigration, was a past grantee of the Pioneer Fund, and declared that group to be a “white-supremacist outfit.” The illegal alien lobby is very fond of that term. No word yet on what they label the majority of black Americans who have the same objections.

The fact that the Pioneer Fund also counts as grantees Johns Hopkins University, Cornell Medical School, Brandeis University, University of California-Berkeley, the University of London and the University of Tel Aviv, among others doesn’t seem to prove the writers’ mindless and self-serving accusation.

At more than a million each year, the United States takes in more real immigrants than any nation on the planet. Because wealthy corporate campaign donors have been allowed to take charge of American border and law enforcement policy, we also suffer the world’s highest level of illegal immigration. Arizona Sen. John McCain put illegal entries at “almost 4 million” in 2002.

Most who study the issue understand the Census estimates that we now have 11 million illegals in the nation to be inaccurate by half. Illegal aliens not being all that willing to answer a Census seems to be a very sensible truth.

In a 2004 independent study of the black market created by illegal immigration, the Wall Street financial firm of Bear Stearns estimated the illegal population at 20 million, as did state Sen. Sam Zamarripa to the Georgia Senate in 2003.

Bear Stearns estimated the IRS loss of income taxes to be $35 billion a year to off-the-books payment of wages, with health care, retirement funding, law enforcement and education losses coming in at another $30 billion annually. Two years later, these are now considered very low and conservative estimates.

Bear Stearns made no effort to estimate the cost, financial or cultural, of forcibly instituting an optional language to English in the United States.

Kind of makes one wonder about the entire concept of “cheap labor” doesn’t it? Or is Bear Stearns being hateful and extreme?

In 1995, the Bill Clinton-appointed chairwoman of the Commission on Immigration Reform was the late Barbara Jordan, D-Texas, the first black woman elected to Congress from the South. She testified to Congress on immigration reform nine years after the “one-time amnesty” that was to solve our illegal immigration crisis forever.

Jordan was clear on what it would take to gain credibility on immigration policy: “Those who should get in, get in; those who should be kept out, are kept out; and those who should not be here will be required to leave — deportation is crucial.”

On the criminal employers who lure illegals into our republic, Jordan recommended mandatory electronic verification of legal employment eligibility. “Employer sanctions can work,” she said.

Fortunately for Jordan, a 1994 Presidential Medal of Freedom award winner, 21st century immigration lawyers in Georgia weren’t there to attack her “extremism.” Si?

D.A. King is a columnist for the Marietta Daily Journal and president of the Dustin Inman Society, a Marietta-based coalition actively opposed to illegal immigration. He was a witness at the recent Congressional Field Hearings held in Gainesville on illegal immigration. On the Web:

Originally published Sunday, September 24, 2006

Word for the day: ENFORCMENT

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ENFORCEMENT: Merriam-Webster

Also see here and here.

September 23, 2006

Do not read this GAO study

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Information on Criminal Aliens Incarcerated in Federal and State Prisons and Local Jails. From the U.S government…GAO.

Previously deported illegal alien kills an American police officer…again. It can’t happen here…right?

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Our unsecured borders and illegal immigration have consequences.

A Houston, Texas policeman Officer, Rodney Johnson, is gone forever because of illegal immigration – shot multiple times in the head. Juan Leonardo Quintero, a 32-year-old Mexican national, who had already been deported once, is charged in the slaying.

Don’t worry, it cannot happen here…right?

What was that about looking for a better life?

From the Houston Chronicle:

“…Johnson had stopped Quintero for driving a white Ford pickup at 50 mph in a 30 mph zone, Brown said. The officer decided to arrest Quintero for driving without a license or any other form of identification, then handcuffed Quintero, conducted the pat down and placed him in the back of his patrol car.

Johnson then called for a wrecker driver to tow the truck Quintero had been driving.

Quintero had been working for a landscaping company in the Deer Park area and was driving a company Ford double-cab pickup, Brown said.

Brown added that Quintero had concealed a 9 mm handgun in the waistband of his pants. Johnson was fatally wounded by four shots to the head and face”.

U.S. Rep. Ted Poe, R-Humble, said the shooting highlighted the need to tighten the borders and beef up enforcement of immigration laws.

“We know that 25 homicides a day are committed by people who are illegally in the country and this is one more,” he said.

Poe said police officers should have the authority to arrest people in the country illegally. He said Houston is viewed as a sanctuary for undocumented immigrants.

“The city of Houston has created an atmosphere that it’s a sanctuary for illegals,” Poe said. “They knew that, and that’s why they go to Houston.”

You can read the rest of the Houston Chronicle report here:

I am calling my county officials and demand that they begin to take advantage of the ten year-old law that provides training for local police to further their existing authority to enforce American immigration laws early Monday morning. There are no counties, or cities in Georgia which do so at present.

We should be asking why not.

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