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Posted on 07/30/2010 9:28:30 AM PDT by AuntB
Most American voters believe the federal government is failing to enforce the country's immigration laws, according to a Fox News poll released Thursday. In addition, voters are more likely to favor than oppose Arizona's new immigration law that was in large part blocked by a federal judge this week. fox news
Most American voters believe the federal government is failing to enforce the country's immigration laws, according to a Fox News poll released Thursday. In addition, voters are more likely to favor than oppose Arizona's new immigration law that was in large part blocked by a federal judge this week.
Views on the Arizona law changed little since last month: 50 percent favor it now, while 31 percent oppose it and 19 percent are unsure. At the end of June it was 52-27 percent in favor (29-30 June 2010).
By a significant margin, Republicans favor Arizona's law (72-15 percent). Democrats are twice as likely to oppose it (by 50-25 percent), although one in four is undecided. Independents are more likely to favor (55 percent) than oppose the law (28 percent).
Regionally, those living in the West (57 percent) are the most likely to favor the Arizona law. Half of those living in the Midwest (50 percent) favor it, as do just under half of Southerners (48 percent) and Northeasterners (46 percent).
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Support for Mexican Border Fence Up to 68% Rasmussen
July 29, 2010
Support for the building of a fence along the Mexican border has reached a new high, and voters are more confident than ever that illegal immigration can be stopped.
A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 68% of U.S. voters now believe the United States should continue to build a fence on the Mexican border. Thats up nine points from March when the Obama administration halted funding for the fence and the highest level of support ever.
Just 21% oppose the continued building of the border fence.
Support for the fence is strong across all demographic groups. But while 76% of Mainstream voters think the United States should continue to build the fence, 67% of the Political Class are opposed to it.
Forty-seven percent (47%) of all voters believe it is possible to end illegal immigration. Thats up slightly from April of last year.
Now only 36% do not think it is possible for the United States to prevent illegal immigrants from getting into the country. Thats down sixteen points since October 2008.
The latest NAFBPO report.
SOME OPINIONS ON THE ARIZONA LAW DECISION
July 30, 2010 by m3report
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Some opinions regarding the Arizona Law decision
(Note: U.S. District Judge Boltons decision in the AZ Law case was prominently featured in Central and South American newspapers and practically dominated press coverage in Mexico. In lieu of repeating these reports, we offer the following op/col by Mexican syndicated writer Sergio Sarmiento, whose works appear in 22 papers. The column is titled as shown below.)
A CNN/Opinion Research Corporation revealed some days ago that 55% of U.S. citizens are in favor of Arizona Law SB1070 despite acknowledging that it will generate acts of discrimination. Only 40% oppose it. Many Mexicans have begun to tear their hair due to the law. The truth, nevertheless, is that we Mexicans discriminate more against aliens than do the Americans.
There are few studies about the attitude of Mexicans toward aliens. A poll by the Strategic Communications Cabinet in October 2009 pointed out that 38.1% of Mexicans consider that the number of aliens who live in the country is very high, versus 37.7% who say otherwise. What is surprising is that only 0.5% of the countrys residents were born abroad, a very small number. On the other hand, 12.6% of the population of the U.S. was born outside the country. It seems incredible that someone could suppose that there are too many aliens in Mexico.
If we speak about the rights of immigrants, 65.9% of Mexicans polled think that aliens dont have any right to criticize what occurs in the country.
Granted that we Mexicans think that we are very tolerant, the minute percentage of the population born in other countries ought to alert us about our error. In Mexico there is an attitude of mistrust which at times becomes an open disdain toward aliens: Americans, Spaniards, Argentines, Chileans, Lebanese, Jews, Africans. We have immigration rules that would be unacceptable in almost any place of the world, such as the one that obligates an immigrant to live economically dependent of their Mexican spouse, instead of promoting their participation in the labor market. Equally discriminatory is the law that places a limit on the number of aliens that a firm may hire. Aliens are also forbidden to buy real estate on the border or on Mexicos coasts (while Mexicans have invested tens of millions of dollars in U.S. properties.)
Social and racial discrimination is evident in the case of Central American and black immigrants. The difficulties for a technician or alien worker to obtain residence in Mexico are enormous no matter the benefits their work might have. On the other hand, the law provides that the penalty for the loss of employment by an alien is the immediate expulsion from the country, as if losing a job were a crime.
For decades, Mexicans whose father or mother was born outside the country could not be Presidents of the country. Granted that the restrictive legislation we had has been modified to allow for dual citizenship, Mexicans who have it are not allowed to occupy relevant public charges or have certain jobs, such as commercial aircraft pilot. Worst of all is that international studies show that migration, instead of depriving locals from employment, produces economic growth and prosperity for all.
Perhaps one could blame xenophobic attitudes on ignorance. However, what we cant do is to question the United States about its laws when we have much more restrictive legislation that has resulted in the number of aliens in our country being one of the lowest in the world.
The temporary and partial suspension of some parts of Arizona Law SB1070 will not resolve the problem of the Mexican migrants. The only real solution is very simple. Let us make the necessary in depth economic reforms to allow us to be more productive. One of those reforms is to open our labor market instead of keeping it tied up with laws worse than those of the United States.
Critica (Hermosillo, Sonora) 7/29/10
Jan Brewer, persona non grata
Mexicos National Chamber of Commerce has asked the congress of the state of Sonora to declare Arizonas Governor Jan Brewer as persona non grata due to the AZ Law SB1070.
La Hora (Quito, Ecuador) 7/28/10
Ecuador still concerned about Arizona law
Despite Judge Boltons ruling blocking certain key portions of the Arizona law, the government of Ecuador today expressed its concern that the intent to criminalize immigrants persists in the United States. In a communiqué, the Ecuadoran Chancery appealed to the sensitivity of American authorities so that a just and integral migratory reform may be brought about. According to Ecuadoran officials, that reform must attend to the clamor of the immigrant community that lives in the United States from some years back, that contributes to the economy of that country and that desires to resolve its migratory status.
Referring to Judge Boltons decision, the Chancery points out that the Arizona law has not been declared unconstitutional, for which reason it will go into effect this Thursday, July 29. Likewise, the Chancery reiterated its unrestricted commitment to the defense and protection of the rights of Ecuadoran immigrants in the United States.
Palanquero [Full transl. of op/col. by Jorge Oviedo Rueda, titled as shown]
Have you, friend reader, heard this name? Perhaps not, but you must remember it because in a short time it may be sadly famous.
It is a North American military base found on Colombian territory. The Pentagon considers it necessary to conduct wide spectrum operations in the South American continent, and a support facility to combat the regions anti-American governments. No free conscience in the world swallows the tale about the combat against the narco-guerilla. Behind that lie is the blind defense of American geo-politics, which cares nothing about the sovereignty of the peoples.
In October of 2009 Colombia and the U.S. signed an accord which permits the Yankees to occupy seven military bases and the use of Colombian territory for its operations. From Palanquero, almost half the continent can be reached by a C-17 without need of resupply; a Yankee Air Force document reveals that Palanquero can be used to carry out intelligence, reconnaissance and espionage operations. The procedures are not new; its the old strategy of continental domination maintained by the North Americans since the 19th Century.
The scenarios are new, and the correlation of political forces at the continental level is different. There are governments critical of the North American power. Efforts are being made to design a continental policy for the defense of our sovereignty and our resources. This new attempt to bring to reality the ideas of Bolivar keeps being attacked by the Yankees. For them anything goes. Internal subversion, political destabilization, lies, blackmail, military aggression from Palanquero, its all valid. It wont matter to them if a new genocide begins there. The empire will close its atomic fist, if it deems it necessary.
El Nuevo Diario (Managua, Nicaragua) 7/29/10
Migration to the United States will not stop
Martha Cranshaw, a specialist from the Nicaraguan Web of the Migrations Civil Society, commented about the AZ law (prior to the decision by US District Court Judge Bolton) and stated that the AZ law represents a window to xenophobia and that it is not the answer to the entry of undocumented persons, because the detentions will increase but the migration to the United States will not stop.
She also commented that a domino effect of the AZ law in other states could affect the Nicaraguan community, composed of not less than 400,000 persons, and that Nicaragua does not have the economic capacity to absorb them.
El Heraldo (Tegucigalpa, Honduras) 7/28/10
They keep leaving Honduras
The number of Hondurans deported back to their country from the U.S. and Mexico in the last 13 years is about to reach half a million persons. According to the countrys Chancery, the actual number is 480,578, and it covers those deported from 1997 to July 15 of this year. Though each of the yearly numbers was generally less than 5,000 up until the year 2001, they began to increase and reached 83,085 in 2005. This years partial figure is 28,110. Although the precise number was not released, it also includes more than 1,000 minors, many of whom travel alone.
El Salvador.com (San Salvador, El Salvador) 7/28/10
Thousands of Salvadoran deportees had criminal records
El Salvadors Vice Minister for Salvadorans Abroad, Juan Jose Garcia, said that there was a 5% drop in the number of Salvadorans deported back to their country in June of this year in comparison with the equivalent month of 2009. However, the number of deportees returning by land increased 23% overall last year. Of the 11,481 Salvadorans deported from the United States so far this year, 4,590 had committed one or more crimes in the United States.
El Diario (Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua) 7/29/10
Ciudad Juarez, true to its fame
(The following is the first paragraph of a news item buried among a listing of others in the local news section) Seven persons were assassinated yesterday afternoon in this city, and during the morning another four individuals were deprived of their lives, therefore 11 persons died at the hands of organized crime.
El Financiero (Mexico City) 7/29/10
Report: thousands of unaccompanied Mexican minors illegally in Arizona
Mexicos Dept. of Foreign Relations reported that, between January and June of this year, 4,047 unaccompanied Mexican minors who were in the U.S. without legal documentation were deported to Mexico from Arizona. Also, that between 400,000 and 530,000 Mexicans could be living in Arizona without documents.
Frontera (Tijuana, Baja Calif.) 7/29/10
Mass arrests of police officers in Tijuana
An apparently preliminary report reveals that more than 50 police officers of various agencies in Tijuana were arrested between Wednesday night and this morning (Thurs.) Specific numbers and charges were not stated.
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LARGE MEXICAN UNION CALLS FOR BOYCOTT OF U.S. PRODUCTS AND BREAKING OF DIPLOMATIC RELATIONS
El Diario (Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua) 7/27/10
Large Mexican union calls for boycott of U.S. products and breaking of diplomatic relations
Just prior to Arizona Law SB1070 going into effect, Mexicos National Confederation of Social, Field Workers and Communal Farms Organizations announced a boycott of U.S. origin products. At a press conference, Sergio de Alba Avila, the organizations president, stated that he will demand the Mexican government to break diplomatic relations with the United States if that anti-immigrant law goes into effect.
After defining his confederation as a center-left group, he added that its members will distribute lists in self service and department stores identifying U.S. products so that customers will not buy them. He also stated that they intend to mount a cybernetic protest by having internet users flood the state of Arizonas web pages with messages against the law in question. They will also be sending electronic messages to the governor of the state of Arizona, as well as congressmen, senators and to the U.S. president.
He added that they will ask the Mexican Chancellor (Sec. of State,) Patricia Espinosa, to harden the Mexican governments policy against the referenced law and, if necessary, to break relations with the United States if that law is applied against fellow nationals. Further, that they might join protest actions being called for by other groups of migrants, such as the blockage of international crossing points, among others.
Further increase in Mexicos organized crime violence foreseen
The president of the Human Rights Commission of Mexicos Chamber of Deputies (House of Reps.,) Ruben Moreira, warned that if the federal government continues with the same tactics against organized crime, the year will end up with 16,000 dead. At the start of the current administration the tally was 100 a month. Moreira also added that Today we have a security problem such as weve never had during the last 70 years.
Cuarto Poder (Tuxtla, Chiapas) 7/28/10
Smuggled aliens found in Mexico
Eight men from Bangladesh were found by Mexican federal police in the false double bottom of a tractor trailer in Chiapas. A further search in the trucks cabin turned up two Cubans who admitted they were heading to the United States. The driver and his assistant, both Mexican, were arrested. (The article does not specify when this took place and only gives a kilometer marking on the Pan Am highway for the location of the event.)
El Financiero (Mexico City) 7/28/10
Migration is not subject to a document or a law
The governor of the Mexican state of Guanajuato, Juan Manuel Oliva, is also the head of the Migratory Affairs Commission of Mexicos National Conference of Governors. At a press conference, he stated that, We are awaiting the decision of the United States courts to invalidate Law SB1070, which criminalizes undocumented migration in Arizona. He added that the law violates the migrants human rights, something inconceivable in a nation founded by immigrants. He was therefore very pleased that individuals and organizations had filed legal challenges against the law, though he acknowledged the right of the United States to decide upon its own laws. He also recalled the speech by President Barack Obama in the sense that migration is not subject to a document or a law, but to the loyalty that migrants might have toward the receiving country.
Poverty increasing and education not keeping pace in Mexico
Every year, 445,000 youths abandon high school in Mexico due to poverty and violence, while another 1,144,000 more dont even reach that educational level to begin with, and as a result, they enlarge the ranks of child labor including sexual exploitation, according to Mario Luis Fuentes, director general of CEIDAS, the Center for Studies and Investigation in Development and Social Assistance. Fuentes added that the number of Mexicos poor has increased by 11 million from 2006 to date, and now totals 56 million.
El Universal (Mexico City) 7/278/10
Mexicos criminal cartels now ranked 3rd in the world
In the last three years the presence of Mexican cartels has increased 735% in the black lists kept by the United States, Canada, the European Union and Asia. This growth has now made Mexicos criminal groups the third most important in the world, above similar groups in Italy and Colombia and behind only Russian and Chinese mafias. The information comes from Edgardo Buscaglia, a member of Mexicos Institute of Technology in Mexico City, who added that Mexican cartels are really criminal groups that include portions of the Mexican government, portions of the Mexican legal structure and portions of the Mexican armed forces.
Frontera (Tijuana, Baja Calif.) 7/28/10
Police chief murdered
The chief of the Ministerial Police in Rosarito, Baja Calif. (just south of Tijuana,) and another ministerial police agent were sitting in the chiefs vehicle in front of the police facility on Tuesday night when armed subjects arrived in another vehicle and emptied their rifles at the two and then fled. The police chief died and the other agent was wounded and taken to a hospital in Tijuana.
One reader commented: And as usual, the criminals fled and no one knows their whereabouts. It seems to be another settling of accounts among CRIMINALS, like the thousands that take place monthly in this country.
(The item shown below relates to this event)
La Cronica (Mexicali, Baja Calif.) 7/28/10
Police chiefs execution believed probably linked to people trafficking
Rommel Moreno, the Baja California State Atty. General, said that the execution of the chief of the Ministerial Police in Rosarito is probably due to traffic of undocumented persons. Several undocumented in the area were arrested two hours prior to the execution of the police chief.
La Cronica de Hoy (Mexico City) 7/28/10
More police assassinated
Three Mexican federal police agents stopped a tractor trailer for a routine check on the Puebla-Orizaba highway (southeast of Mexico City), but then two other vehicles came up and their occupants, some ten subjects, opened fire with high power weapons and killed all three police agents. The tractor trailer and the thugs fled, but left behind one of their vehicles, a Cadillac Escalade.
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Brief, incisive and to the point. I like it.
Then rebuild it and deduct the cost from taxes again...and continue to do so until the federal government will receive zero in taxes. Starve the beast, let the operate with zero income. I know they're print money, but it'll slow them down some.
The 28% were illegal aliens.
28% rather are just morons.
What government, all I see is sellouts who are allowing our county to be invaded and demand we pay for them..traitors
Didn’t see a thread on this article about Sheriff Joe
A blind man can see that the federal government is NOT it’s job of protecting the People of the United States from an invasion of unwanted people who are coming here for one reason and that’s to be parasites on the American taxpayer.
Frankly those numbers are not reassuring....should be a lot higher.
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