August 28, 2007
Migration Policy Insitute Report Offers First-Time Estimates of Numbers and Costs to Provide English Instruction to Illegal Aliens…just the adults! ….from Jerry’s site…gracias Jerry!
$2.9 Billion Per Year! Cheap labor indeed! Here for more from GALEO Inc.
Lawmakers want state to recruit laborers in Mexico…I thought it was a federal issue? Here.
Human Right to live in the United States…here.
To: D.A. King
You are doing a great job and I want you to keep the pressure on these law-breaking invaders that are going to destroy America if they are allowed to stay here. It’s people like you who carry the banner for those of us who, for one reason or another, can’t get out there on the front lines to solve this huge danger to The United States.
I hope more people join me in donating to your group. We need you to continue the fight. I’m sorry that all I could send is $50, but I’m disabled and live on a fixed income and that about all I can afford to send you from time to time. This is not my first gift to you nor will it be the last. I only wish I could afford to send more.
Please D.A. don’t give up the fight. I need you. The people of Georgia need you. AND America needs you. Our so-called politicians in Washington sure don’t give a damn what happens to America. It’s up to people like you to keep their feet to the fire and continue making sure they do what’s right by America.
Australia Sets Values Test for Immigrants WHAT!?
Australia Sets ‘Values’ Test for Prospective Citizens
By Patrick Goodenough
CNSNews.com International Editor
August 27, 2007
CNSNews.com) – Asserting that Australia has been built on values based on “Judeo-Christian ethics,” Prime Minister John Howard’s government has introduced a new test for would-be citizens.
The move comes amid concerns about extremist views among some Australian Muslims, and at a time when some small political parties are pushing for immigration — and Muslim immigration in particular — to be on the agenda ahead of elections due later this year.
Immigrants who have lived in the country as legal residents for four years and want to become citizens will be expected to score at least 60 percent in a test of 20 questions taken randomly from a pool of 200 questions, covering issues ranging from “Australian values” to history, sport and political institutions. The test also gauges whether applicants have a basic grasp of English.
“Before becoming a citizen it is reasonable to expect that a person will understand the core values that have helped to create a society that is stable yet dynamic, cohesive yet diverse,” Immigration Minister Kevin Andrews said in a statement.
Andrews at the weekend released a booklet from which the questions will be drawn, outlining values which he said during a press conference were “relatively uncontroversial.”
Ontario boater baffled by lengthy U.S. internment
CanWest News Service
Monday, August 27, 2007
WINDSOR, Ont. — The man from Woodstock, Ont., who spent weeks languishing in a U.S. immigration jail after refusing to boat back to Canada because he had been drinking, was back in this country Monday, minus his identification, credit cards, $400 in cash and his clothes.
Terry DaCosta, 39, had been in a Michigan jail since Aug. 3, despite committing no criminal offence.
He appeared at the Windsor tunnel’s immigration office Monday, in a T-shirt, rolled-up blue jeans and shoes from the Monroe County Jail’s lost-and-found box. The jail had lost his effects.
During his ordeal, DaCosta said he endured cramped quarters, grumpy guards, a broken toilet and the company of dozens of others detained for long periods for similarly unclear reasons.
He said the U.S. border patrol jailed him after he was denied access to the country, and he was unable to boat back to Canada because he’d been drinking.
DaCosta and some friends, who drove their own pleasure boats, left Leamington, Ont. on Lake Erie and docked at Put-in-Bay near Sandusky, Ohio, on Aug. 3. While tying off the boats and waiting for entry approval — which he’d been granted several times previously, including two weeks prior — DaCosta had a few beers.
Then the border patrol said they were denying him entry. He still doesn’t know why.
Since DaCosta had been drinking, he and his friends had dinner to decide what to do. While they were thinking about the dilemma, border guards returned.
DaCosta opted to be detained instead of risking the loss of his licence, his boat and jail time if he were caught boating under the influence.
DaCosta said he ended up in a jail cell and was given the choice of checking one of three boxes on a form. The first was to claim he feared for his life in his own country. The second was a request to see a judge, something he was told could take a month.
So he checked the third box. In exchange for promising not to return to the U.S. for 10 years, the border patrol said they could have him back to Canada in a day or two.
The next morning he was sent to the Monroe jail, where he got some bad news
From the Washington Times
Border Patrol chief apologizes for remarks
A Border Patrol chief yesterday apologized for saying the agency’s mission is stopping terrorists, not illegal aliens or drug smugglers, a stance that outraged congressional lawmakers.
“It’s painfully obvious to me that I could have done a better job of articulating my talking points,” said sector Chief Carlos X. Carrillo, who made the controversial comments last week at a town hall meeting in Laredo, Texas.
“As long as the resources are made available to the people who can make it happen, we will certainly do everything we can to ensure that a zero tolerance policy is brought forward. But to initiate a program like this, without the funding, would not be wise.”
Rep. John Culberson, Texas Republican, was angered by Chief Carrillo’s comments and contacted him yesterday for clarification. Mr. Culberson, a member of the House Appropriations homeland security subcommittee, said the Laredo chief apologized and promised to continue strict apprehension policies along the border.
“Chief Carrillo promised me that he will do his very best to implement Del Rio’s zero tolerance policy,” Mr. Culberson said, referring to the Del Rio sector’s strong policies to incarcerate all illegal aliens caught in high traffic areas. “I promised the chief that we are totally committed to finding the funds that he needs to make that happen.”
The rest here.
August 24, 2007
Fast Fact: 40% of illegal aliens in U.S. came AFTER 9/11 – fell safer? Pew Hispanic Center, March, 2006 – here.
August 21, 2007
We don’t think Jerry, MALDEF and the rest of the illegal alien/open borders lobby are going to like this one from ICE!
New ICE ACCESS program highlights various law enforcement partnerships
ICE and locals working together in different ways, for maximum effectiveness
Please send this to your local sheriff…tell him you want a crime free county. Illegal immigration and illegal employment are crimes.
WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) today announces the new ICE ACCESS (Agreements of Cooperation in Communities to Enhance Safety and Security) program. ICE ACCESS will provide local law enforcement agencies an opportunity to team with ICE to combat specific challenges in their communities.
“Local law enforcement agencies have shown tremendous interest in working with ICE,” said Department of Homeland Security Assistant Secretary, Julie L. Myers, who oversees ICE. “Combining federal, state and local resources has proven successful in safeguarding the public. Now, we want to build on that success by using ICE’s unique authorities to further aid communities who seek our assistance.”
ICE developed the ACCESS program in response to the widespread interest from local law enforcement agencies that have requested ICE partnerships through the 287(g) program, which cross-designates local officers to enforce immigration law as authorized through section 287(g) of the Immigration and Nationality Act. In the past two years, the 287(g) program has identified more than 22,000 illegal aliens for possible deportation. More than 60 municipal, county, and state agencies nationwide have requested 287(g) MOAs with ICE and more than 400 local and state officers have been trained under the program.
The 287g program is only one component under the ICE ACCESS umbrella of services and programs offered for assistance to local law enforcement officers. Other ICE ACCESS enforcement options include the creation of local task forces targeting specific challenges like gangs or document fraud, the presence of a Criminal Alien Program (CAP) team in local detention facilities to identify criminal aliens, or training to utilize the ICE Law Enforcement Support Center (LESC) which provides officers the ability to inquire about a person’s immigration and criminal history. One especially successful joint initiative is Operation Community Shield, a national program aimed at dismantling violent transnational gangs that threaten the public.
“Operation Community Shield is an excellent example of the outstanding relationship the Miami-Dade Police Department has fostered with local, state and federal law enforcement agencies,” said Miami-Dade Police Department Assistant Director James Loftus. “Law enforcement working together with each other, as well as with the community, can and will continue to make a difference.”
ICE agents and officers will meet with agencies requesting ICE ACCESS assistance to assess local needs. Based upon these assessments, ICE and local agencies will determine which type of partnership is most beneficial and sustainable before entering into an official agreement.
Law enforcement agencies interested in reviewing the myriad of enforcement programs under the ICE ACCESS program are encouraged to call their local ICE office or visit www.ice.gov for more information.
— ICE —
August 20, 2007
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Below in the news today from the Marietta Daily Journal
Cobb congressmen blast Bush partnership with Canada, Mexico
By Ken Eysaman
Marietta Daily Journal News Editor
WASHINGTON – Cobb Congressmen Phil Gingrey (R-Marietta) and Tom Price (R-Roswell) have joined 20 other U.S. House members in urging President Bush to oppose a partnership with Mexico and Canada that some fear could lead to a North American Union.
Earlier this month, Gingrey and Price signed a two-page letter to the president outlining concerns that Congress has about the Security and Prosperity Partnership, or SPP, Bush launched with Canada and Mexico in 2005.
“The SPP process … is being conducted in a secretive manner with a view to ‘harmonizing’ U.S., Canadian and Mexican policies, regulations and practices in ways that may actually undermine our security and sovereignty,” the letter states.
Critics say the Bush initiative includes measures that would make it easier to move goods and people across borders and could weaken the country’s ability to secure its borders and curb illegal immigration.
House members called on Bush “not to pledge any further movement in connection with the SPP at the upcoming North American Leaders Summit,” which begins today in Montebello, Canada, and involves Bush, Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper and Mexican president Felipe Calderon.
Among items slated for discussion is ways to advance the SPP.
“In the interest of transparency and accountability, we urge you to bring to the Congress whatever provisions have already been agreed upon and those now being pursued as part of the initiative (to obtain) authorization through the normal legislative process,” the letter states.
U.S. Sen. Johnny Isakson (R-East Cobb), a leading proponent for border security in the Senate, also opposes the partnership.
“The United States for over 220 years has enjoyed the freedoms and responsibilities of an independent nation. To allow our country to participate in a rumored ‘North American Union’ would take away our sovereignty and place an undue burden on the citizens of America, Isakson said.
“It would be a terrible mistake for the U.S. government to engage in any proposal that would diminish our independence or lessen our strength. I wholeheartedly oppose any such effort.”
To bolster public scrutiny of the little known “Security and Prosperity Partnership of North America,” leading east Cobb border security activist D.A. King has planned a rally at noon today in the Rotunda of the state Capitol in Atlanta.
King plans to outline potential threats to American sovereignty involved in the virtually unpublicized executive branch initiative. The rally is timed to coincide with Monday and Tuesday’s North American Leaders Summit.
“The true intent and lack of transparency and accountability concerning the SPP should be a matter of great concern to all Americans and those in the media, King said.
“The SPP seems to closely follow the 2005 Council on Foreign Relations report titled, ‘Building a North American Community,’ which makes recommendations that include combining the Social Security systems of the U.S. and Mexico, and creating a common security perimeter around North America within which people would flow freely between the three nations – essentially integrated nations and open borders.”
King also plans to announce formation of “Americans for Sovereignty,” a recently incorporated Georgia-based national organization aimed at educating the public about consequences of the SPP and attempts to create an arrangement in North America similar to the European Union.
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