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May 22, 2006

'Illegal Alien' Roundup (Of News)

Topics: Immigration and Border Issues

Forgive me for my Freudian slip in the title here; unfortunately for America, instead of announcing that we are rounding up 12 million criminals and shipping them back to wherever the hell they came from, this is simply a round-up of news about illegal aliens that are still here, and if the Senate and our president have their way, have no concern whatsoever about staying here and being joined by their millions of friends, relatives, and neighbors - as well as all of al-Qaeda and all the Iranian agents Ahmadinejad wants to send here:

1 in 7 Mexican workers migrates -- most send money home: Roughly 10 percent of Mexico's population of about 107 million is now living in the United States, estimates show. About 15 percent of Mexico's labor force is working in the United States. One in every 7 Mexican workers migrates to the United States. (If this doesn't sound off alarm bells in everyone's head, what will?).

House called open to deal on immigration bill - The man who would be the chief House negotiator on an immigration-overhaul bill said Sunday he was not ruling out discussing any provision in the Senate proposal, including letting millions of illegal immigrants eventually become citizens. But the Wisconsin Republican reiterated his beliefs that the Senate bill is "an amnesty" and that first the border should be secured and penalties put in place for employers who hire illegal immigrants. (Yes, yes, yes, the Senate bill is indeed an amnesty - and worse, it's the destruction of the nation as we now know it, forever!)

They're "Illegal Aliens" - not "Illegal Immigrants" - The "word game" is often played by the "hate America first" gang (virtually any extremist liberal Democrat qualifies for membership in that gang). A favorite phrase today is "Illegal Immigrants" ... which is an oxymoron. If they're "illegal," then they're not "immigrants." The correct phrase is "Illegal Aliens." More about this subject from a retired border patrol agent.

Senate bill protects employers of illegal aliens from penalties - Among those who will be cleared of past crimes under the Senate's proposed immigration-reform bill would be the businesses that have employed the estimated 10 million illegal aliens eligible for citizenship and that provided the very "magnet" that drew them here in the first place.

Immigration bill's timeline hit - The director of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, the agency that would administer a new guest-worker program and rule on applications from millions of illegal aliens, says the pending Senate bill doesn't give his agency enough time to prepare for that giant task.

Sheriff's office questioned after alleged illegal aliens detained - A sheriff who has complained that federal resources are stretched too thin to adequately police his region's ballooning immigrant population said he had to release 18 men who told deputies they were illegal aliens because his office can't enforce immigration laws ... and now, the American Civil Liberties Union and federal officials are questioning whether the deputies had the right to detain the men in the first place.

Wasting our draft picks in global immigration game - For decades, the well-traveled road from the Mexican border to the barrios of Los Angeles has been paved with such intentions. They begat the misguided immigration policy that created the crisis that necessitated the speech that purports to offer, finally, the "comprehensive" solution. ... Hardly. The critical element -- border enforcement -- is farcical. President Bush promises to increase the number of border agents. That was promised in the Simpson-Mazzoli amnesty legislation in 1986. The result was 11 million new illegal immigrants.

US fails to check flow of illegal immigrants: Mexico - Despite anti-immigration measures, the United States has not managed to stem the flow of illegal immigrants to the United States, said the National Population Council Sunday ... In a research report, the Mexico's state agency said the illegal immigration continues because immigrants are crossing in the United States from more physically dangerous areas and by the network operated by gangs of immigrant smugglers.

I just can't help but wonder, where was this issue on the administrations radar during the last 6 years? On the other hand, instead of worrying about the past and all this political haggering, lets just adopt Mexico's immigration law!

More to come during the day.

Posted by Richard at May 22, 2006 5:47 AM



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