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Thunder on the Border-- (Minuteman Project)
various FR links & stories | 04-08-05 | the heavy equipment guy

Posted on 04/08/2005 1:57:23 PM PDT by backhoe

 Firsthand reports from days 5 and 6 of Minuteman Project -- The Minuteman Project takes this to a whole new level. There will be no denying that the border traffic can be stopped if there is someone there with the will to actually stop it.
 After incident, man asked to leave Minuteman Project -- Thanks for the info the MSM won't report...
 The Minutemen Will Make A Fool Of President Bush -- The Minuteman project is proving that the "Border Patrol" has not been doing their job - a job that has been rather limited by the "powers that be".
 Minuteman Project Under Fire from Phoenix News Station Who Went Undercover
 Spotters on the border
 Minutemen Are Heroes (Citizens Can Make A Real Difference Alert)
 Minuteman Volunteers May Have Played Prank
 Douglas Mayor says Minutemen disorganized, insensitive
 Officials: Man not held against his will
 Migrant traffic apparently shifting to avoid border volunteers
 Cochise officials investigating 2 Minutemen
 Border volunteers probed over allegations
 Lawn-Chair Militias (Minuteman Project)
 Border vigil rescues emaciated alien (Minutemen rescue illegal immigrant)
 Border watchers have eyes on Texas (Minutemen may bring their armed patrol to the Lone Star State)
 OUR OPINION: We'd better start paying attention (Minuteman Project)
 Last stand against Mexican wave
 Minuteman Project:
 Border Patrol Complains That Volunteers Are Tripping Sensors Used to Detect Illegal Crossers(DRUDGE)
 Citizens take posts on the border; 118 illegals caught, officials say
 Showdown at border?
 Rancher in border case backs Minutemen
 Firsthand Report of Today's Minuteman Project Activities
 Firsthand Report of the Second Day of Minuteman Project Activities
 Firsthand limited report of some activities on the third day of the Minuteman Project
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***update from Daily Bulletin: " Scott James, a former Tucson agent, resigned after eight years of service in February, citing a lack of support for agents by the Department of Homeland Security. He said that U.S. Border Patrol officials provided office space inside their headquarters to Mexican consulate officials, allowed the consulate to dictate the agents' activities, and gave the consulate information on ongoing investigations. Such courtesies were not extended to consulate offices of other countries, James said."***

My latest column takes on color-coded cronyism at DHS.

New Vent asks where all the privocrats are to protest the Border Patrol/Mexican government monitoring of the Minutemen. Yoo-hoo:

John Derbyshire says he's seen the last straw.

Andrew McCarthy takes a closer look and adds his usual, invaluable insight: "discredit the report about providing Mexico with intelligence, it does not clearly deny transmitting information about Minuteman patrols—something the CPB spokesman previously conceded quite matter-of-factly (saying, “It’s not a secret where the Minuteman volunteers are going to be”)."

Glenn Reynolds observes: "I think we're seeing a general meltdown in support for the entire governing class as the result of a perception (which is largely true) that it lacks the seriousness and self-restraint necessary to run a major nation."

Mark Tapscott looks at why conservatives are abandoning ship."This is the kind of fundamental smoke and mirrors dishonesty that has helped fuel the biggest increase in federal spending and entitlements since World War II ... under a Republican Congress and a Republican President, both of which were elected in great part because they promised to complete the job begun by Ronald Reagan in 1981." Comments (12)

Kaus illuminates the obvious.

John Hinderaker has some free advice:

This is NOT my website & I have nothing to do with it.

They are putting billboards up that say: STOP THE INVASION! & have contact info for your Senators & Congresspeople, etc.

Senate Gets Tough On Illegal Immigrant Employers

Minutemen, Protesters Face Off

Immigrant Voter Drive Announced

Taking on the Minutemen..(“No Nazis, no Minuteman--we oppose your fascist plan,” )


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1,241 posted on 05/10/2006 2:14:50 PM PDT by backhoe (The Silence of the Tom's ( Tired Old Media... ))
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I have a feeling the Wall Street Journal is going to get a lot of feedback about this unbelievably muddled piece by a Greenwich, Conn., neurosurgeon who ultimately sings the praises of an illegal alien with tuberculosis. The neurosurgeon's patient ended up at Greenwich Hospital "because the one in the town where he'd settled, the neighboring and much less well-to-do Port Chester, had shut down after going bankrupt. That hospital had cared for a large number of patients just like him: no insurance, no English, no papers." Sound familiar? Okay, I know I just typed that I wouldn't comment. But crikey--what is it with the open-borders WSJ editorial page and McCainiacs never missing an opportunity to smear Americans as lazy do-nothings?


TB or not TB?
JAMA TB study

Hijackers Have British Refugee Status

Yesterday Britain’s High Court ruled that hijacking an airplane should be no barrier to legal refugee status: Hijackers have a right to live in Britain. (Hat tip: stuiec.)    link: 132 comments  "Good thing the "undocumented" "refugees" who want to come into the US don't have to hijack a plane..."

Republicans and Immigration

The War on Snakeheads - The Mexican border isn't only front in the struggle with illegal immigration

SNITCHING & SPYING FOR MEXICO (Must read for all Minutemen supporters)

Victor Davis Hanson: Are Remittances As Bad As Oil? [Mexico's addictions]

1,242 posted on 05/11/2006 5:00:51 AM PDT by backhoe (The Silence of the Tom's ( Tired Old Media... ))
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***scroll for updates***

The Department of Homeland Security is working overtime to quell citizen outrage over the Border Patrol/Mexico/Minutemen story. The contradictory spin doctors are not doing a very good job. I'll have more in a moment.

But now is a crucial time to step back and look at this disturbing episode in a larger, informed context-- that is, as part of the longstanding battle between DHS management and rank-and-file employees over strict, tough, and unapologetic immigration enforcement. Supervisors in Washington and in major Border Patrol sectors are cowed by ethnic activists, business lobbyists, and meddling Mexican consulates. Field agents are demoralized by top-down efforts--from the White House on down--to undermine their law enforcement duties.

Most news consumers--and politicians and Washington wags--have extremely short-term memories. But people on the ground fighting this battle every day, and those covering it, don't.

I remind you of the jaw-dropping directive issued in August 2003 by then-San Diego Border Patrol Chief William Veal directing local Border Patrol agents to ignore suspected illegal aliens on city streets and at worksites in San Diego. The order was made in response to--you guessed it--complaints by the Mexican Consulate over Border Patrol arrests of illegal aliens seeking to obtain Mexican identification cards. Deputy Consul General Javier Diaz met with Veal to protest the arrests, while Mexican Consul General Rodulfo Figueroa issued a statement saying he was "astonished by the arrests because of their proximity to his office." The Bush Treasury Department, ignoring the warnings of seasoned immigration enforcement officers and FBI agents concerned about matricula consular card fraud, approved the use of these illegal alien documents for opening bank accounts--at the behest of, you guessed it, Mexican consular officials and business lobbyists.

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In admonishing his agents to look the other way at lawbreakers Veal wrote: "We have a continuing obligation to prevent any public perception that the Border Patrol may be conducting 'neighborhood sweeps.'"

A continuing obligation to whom?

After a public outcry over the memo, DHS backed down and rescinded the order. But it did not change the cowardly p.c. culture among higher-ups at the department.

I remind you that just a year later, Border Patrol rank-and-file blew the whistle on Beltway bosses retreating from interior enforcement again. After extensive intelligence-gathering, local agents had conducted effective illegal alien sweeps in July 2004--which sent Mexican officials and the open-borders lobby into full-scale hysteria. Washington bowed to the pressure and ordered the agents to stop enforcing immigration laws. Grilled by KFI's talk show hosts John and Ken, then-DHS undersecretary Asa Hutchinson--who had badmouthed his own employees and condemned the sweeps--blubbered that DHS would enforce immigration laws "in a reasonable manner and will consider the sensitivities associated with interior enforcement of our immigration laws."

Sensitivities to whom?

I remind you that the following year, in May 2005, a dozen Border Patrol agents told the Washington Times that they had been instructed to “stand down” from arresting illegal aliens near where Minutemen protestors had patrolled in April. The agents understood that an increase in arrests would prove the effectiveness of extra manpower on the border and would credit the Minutemen’s approach. Several sources, including the President of the National Border Patrol Council, confirmed the newspaper report.

I remind you that a year ago this month, the same DHS that says it now supports what the Minutemen are doing barred the group's founder from a press conference with Michael Chertoff in Arizona and badmouthed the citizen efforts.

And I remind you of Heather Mac Donald's exhaustive investigation of the Mexican government's growing power and influence in working to sabotage immigration enforcement efforts.

I could go on. But having been reminded of the past, recent, and continuing behavior of DHS brass--in opposition to their own rank-and-file employees and in opposition to rigorous law enforcement--you will now hopefully have a deeper appreciation for why the denials and contradictions of DHS officials in Washington about the Border Patrol/Mexico information-sharing story from the Daily Bulletin ring rather hollow.

And square perfectly with the longstanding reality of a Border Patrol under siege and undermined by its own leaders in Washington.

I had a perfectly nice chat last night with DHS spokeswoman Kristi Clemens, who insisted that the Border Patrol does not share information about the Minutemen with the Mexican government--and then confirmed, twice and plainly, that the agency does identify when and where civilian volunteers are involved with illegal alien apprehensions if border-crossers call their neighborhood Mexican consular officials to complain about intimidation or harassment while sneaking into the country. (For the record, her boss told NRO's Andrew McCarthy the exact opposite! As usual, the spinners in CYA mode can't get their story straight.)

Clemens stressed several times that DHS believes there is no conceivable reason why the Border Patrol would collaborate with Mexico against the interests of American citizens.

Clearly, they have short memories.


The Washington sellout continues.

New Glenn and Helen podcast interview with GOP chair Ken Mehlman--pressed hard on immigration--is up. Tune in!


More Mexican meddling:

Maricopa County Attorney Andrew Thomas lashed out Tuesday against the Mexican government because its consul general in Phoenix contacted a Los Angeles-based attorney to question Thomas' policy of charging undocumented immigrants with conspiracy to commit human smuggling.

"You have a foreign government coming in and trying to organize the defense efforts of criminal defendants in an attempt to attack the coyote law, and in fact, attack the right of any state in the nation, effectively, to pass anything meaningful to stop illegal immigration," he said. "That is an extraordinary act. And I'm not aware of a parallel to this in our history."

Thomas was so angry that he faxed a letter to U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, asking for her "assistance and that of the U.S. State Department in protesting this extraordinary attempt by a foreign government to deprive Arizona of its ability to defend itself against the tide of illegal immigration fomented by that same government."

Maricopa County attorney's press statement here (PDF.)


1,243 posted on 05/11/2006 4:51:32 PM PDT by backhoe (The Silence of the Tom's ( Tired Old Media... ))
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 Speaking of staged political events, get a load of this shocking article in the San Fran Chronicle's website about backlash after the Pinko de Mayo events. International A.N.S.W.E.R. (Act Now to Stop War and End Racism), a group that, in its own words, wants to "transform society, disarm the Pentagon and win back all that has been stolen from us -- from Los Angeles to Baghdad, Mexico City to Manila, Port au Prince to Gaza and everywhere," was one of the main organizers. This fact was overlooked by most of the mainstream media protest coverage, despite the wealth of signs carrying the group's logo. Such coverage almost uniformly omitted the word "illegal" as well.

1,244 posted on 05/12/2006 4:03:16 AM PDT by backhoe (A Nuke for every Kook- what Clinton "legacy...")
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King returns from border patrol more committed to building fence [actually, now it's a wall]
Car wash can't ask status of workers (Judge: Immigration queries intimidating)

1,245 posted on 05/12/2006 1:20:38 PM PDT by backhoe (-30-)
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BUSH'S MONDAY IMMIGRATION SPEECH: Reader CJ Burch emails: If "jobs Americans won't do" is a central part of Bush's address his approval ratings may be in the single digits Tuesday morning. I honestly do not understand where our political class has gotten the idea that calling the average american lazy and worthless is good political strategy. Do they truly think that little of us? 

I'm hearing a lot of that kind of sentiment.

UPDATE: John Podhoretz: "There are really three immigration debates. There is the cultural debate, there is the economic debate, and there is the security debate. . . . The potential for self-destruction is terrifying. The potential for grave national harm is worse. Please, you guys, pull back from the edge."

No Sitting, Just No Dimes

I have written extensively on the malaise and disaffection rising in conservative ranks, a trend reflected in declining approval ratings for both George Bush and Congress. I wrote yesterday that movement conservatives may be washing their hands of the Bush administration, frustrated by its big-government approach and its vacillation on border security. Some took this as an indication that I have joined an effort to convince conservatives to sit on their hands this November -- in other words, to boycott the midterm elections in order to teach the GOP a lesson. Nothing could be further from the truth...As I wrote a week agoComments (35) "As much as I am disgusted with the GOP, in this time of crises Bush and the GOP are the only responsible party in town. Which is one reason we are in such grave danger."

1,246 posted on 05/13/2006 5:21:43 AM PDT by backhoe (-30-)
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Build the wall Now
Borderline Tragedy (ecofreaks upset at border trashing)
Hispanic American Coalition Tells Frist No to Amnesty
Lockheed Martin to open (Immigration) call center in Albuquerque (Amnesty is a done deal)
Information on Certain Illegal Aliens Arrested in the United States
Hizballah's Presence in the United States

Penraker asks the question: if war breaks out between Iran and the United States, how effectively could Iran launch attacks inside America? There’s more, and none of it is good. Read the whole thing...

The answer is not comforting. Hezbollah’s Presence in the United States.  Richard Armitage once had this to say about Hezbollah:

Hezbollah may be the A-team of terrorists and maybe al-Qaida is actually the B-team.

And in yet another article:

Surprise, surprise:

A research report issued by the Library of Congress Federal Research Division, Organized Crime and Terrorist Activity in Mexico, 1999-2002, quotes (p. 43) Mexican former national security advisor and ambassador the United Nations, Adolfo Aguilar Zinser, as saying that “Spanish and Islamic terrorist groups are using Mexico as a refuge.”   link: 35 comments "What part of "Death to America" are our leaders having trouble with? Sure, Nasrallah couches it in the usual rhetoric to gain support from the Left, people who admire Noam Chomsky, but we've seen these guys in action long enough."
 And if anybody was wondering where "Political Correctness" got it's origins, this article explains everything.

1,247 posted on 05/13/2006 12:28:57 PM PDT by backhoe (-30-)
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Incredible job, thanks so much for all your hard work.

Close the borders and send the illegals packing NOW!

1,248 posted on 05/13/2006 12:30:13 PM PDT by SeaBiscuit (God Bless America and All who protect and preserve this Great Nation.)
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I appreciate your stopping by, and your comments- I'm going to keep compiling links as long as anyone is interested.

1,249 posted on 05/13/2006 12:35:32 PM PDT by backhoe (-30-)
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1,250 posted on 05/14/2006 5:41:33 AM PDT by backhoe (-30-)
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Crack U.S. unit duels with Mexico drug tunnelers (very interesting read)

Nebraska Governor Deflects Osborn Challenge (Pro-Illegals Lost!)

GOP SPLIT ON ILLEGALS (House HomeSec Chair, Peter King, supports border Guard, opposes amnesty)

Reform bill to double immigration--The party doesn't matter anymore. The country is being run by and for the social wealthy elite and their friends.


Campo Minuttemen, 5/16/06

Chicago Activists Fight Border Control Plan

Immigration activists conduct training in Salem

Can Immigration Reform Work? A father of immigrants has a few practical questions.


1,251 posted on 05/15/2006 4:47:24 AM PDT by backhoe (-30-)
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Minuteman Founder Pens Explosive New Book
TOO LITTLE, TOO LATE(Michelle Malkin opines)
Bush Immigration Speech, Topic One

President Bush’s address on immigration reform is scheduled for 8 pm Eastern, and the White House will be webcasting it.

I expect no surprises, just the same watered-down non-solutions. But the Heritage Foundation has a report on the Comprehensive Immigration Reform Act that should make Americans very uneasy: Senate Immigration Bill Would Allow 100 Million New Legal Immigrants over the Next Twenty Years.   link: 73 comments  " 100 million more immigrants? If they think they're facing a backlash now, wait until more people get wind of this."  Jihad's Fellow-Travelers


Watch my preview of Bush's immigration speech.

We're opening comment registration again for a brief period if you want a place to vent.

And Allah is presiding over the mother of all Bush speech posts here.

He links to Gateway Pundit's Open Border Drinking Game. Bottoms up! (Raise a toast to the bipartisan open-borders assphant.) TrackBack <8>

Round-up at Polipundit
Right Wing News
Cavalier X
La Shawn will be liveblogging.
Scrappleface spoofs.
Bizzy Blog on more things Bush won't talk about tonight.
Scott Johnson on the flabbergastingly idiotic Hagel-Martinez bill.
Andrew McCarthy dispenses with the mass deportation canard.
John Derbyshire on the Bush speech: "milk-and-water leaky-bandaid stuff."
Ankle Biting Pundits: Throwing a bone...

Hagel to Martinez to Chance

As we focus on what to do about illegal immigration, it's easy to lose sight of the issue of how much, and what type of, legal immigration we should permit. Robert Rector at the Heritage Foundation puts that issue into sharp relief...the Senate immigration reform proposal sponsored by Senators Hagel and Martinez would allow an estimated 103 million persons to legally immigrate to the U.S. over the next 20 years -- fully one-third of the current population of the United States. Similarly, this Washington Times article (linked to by Scott in a post below) cites estimates that the legislation would more than double the flow of legal immigration into the United States each year and dramatically lower the skill level of those immigrants.

As Rector concludes, the Hagel-Martinez legislation would lead to a rapid and fundamental transformation of the social, economic, and political nature of our society.

Immigration Activists To Snatch Defeat From The Jaws Of Victory

One constant in the immigration protests this year has been the ability of the activists to sabotage their own position. With the White House and the Senate poised to deliver most of their agenda, they overreacted to the House proposal and staged a number of demonstrations that proved so provocative that it undermined their allies in both places. Now, with President Bush about to make a prime-time Oval Office speech intended to rescue his immigration reform plan, the same activists are about to do it again, planning a loud and angry response to tonight's speech:  Comments (41)  "The President will either finish off his Administration this evening or not.
I wish him well."


Blacks see threat from Hispanic illegal aliens

The Mass Deportation Canard

ENFORCE OUR LAWS: Illegal Reentry into the U.S. After Removal: Crime and Punishment

The GOP base is mad. The anger won't be assuaged by pathetic gestures to appease the Left

Enforcement since 2000 has been way down. Take a gander at Spiff's post #49 here:

The Bush administration has been trying very hard to ignore the immigration laws as much as they think they can get away with. It's not even a close call.

Amnesty S.O.S. --I live in ultra liberal and Democrat-controlled Washington, DC and I can tell you for fact that folks here are livid about the illegal immigration issue. This issue cuts across political, ethnic, racial, and age lines. Americans across the board are fed up with the pro-amnesty bunch.

1,252 posted on 05/15/2006 1:02:20 PM PDT by backhoe (-30-)
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HERE'S A BIG BLOG POST ROUNDUP on the immigration issue, from Pajamas Media.
N.Z. BEAR HAS SET UP A SPECIAL PAGE pulling together bloggers' comments on Bush's immigration speech tonight.
Link to excellent site that lets you check out your senators' and representatives' records on immigration. You can also link to their record on specific bills/issues and their contact info.
I just posted piece of speculative fiction that should chill your blood: The End of the City on the Hill

1,253 posted on 05/15/2006 4:16:09 PM PDT by backhoe (-30-)
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**scroll for updates...100 million new immigrants over the next 20 years???...Sen. Sessions' analysis of Senate sellout: up to 217.1 million new legal immigrants will be cleared to immigrate into the United States over the next 20 years, a number equal to 66 percent of the total current population of the United States.***

8pm EDT update. Liveblogging. Full text of speech here.
White House page here.

The only good thing about watching the speech was getting to watch it in the Fox News green room with Colorado GOP Rep. Tom Tancredo, a stalwart immigration enforcement advocate. It was nice to have someone to shake heads along with as empty platitude after platitude was laid on thick. Allah has video highlights of Bush's speech and brilliant commentary as usual over at Hot Air.

Watch my preview of Bush's immigration speech.

We're opening comment registration again for a brief period if you want a place to vent.

And Allah is presiding over the mother of all Bush speech posts here.

So much for border security:
Senate Bill Would Allow 100 Million New Legal Immigrants Over Next 20 Years
Here, via NRO, is the president's speech on immigration reform.
UPDATE III: Hot Air has a round-up, and so does NZ Bear. The most telling, and likely the most influential, reaction so far? Hugh Hewitt, who also occupies the center-right on this and many other issues. After initially giving the speech high marks, Hugh was stunned to hear Julie Myers of ICE act as though no one ever heard of a fence.
UPDATE II: Professor Bainbridge agrees with the President on the need for comprehensive reform instead of phased approval, and liked the speech overall.
UPDATE: Mark Tapscott has deja vu all over again.
Fortunately for me and for the CQ community, Mark Tapscott and I had a great one-on-one conversation instead. Besides being an outstanding blogger, Mark had spent years at the Heritage Foundation integrating bloggers into their efforts to great effect, and now serves as editorial page editor for the Washington Examiner.

JOE MALCHOW LIKED THE SPEECH. "This is the best offer American sovereigntists—which is to say almost everyone, whether they realize it or not—will have for a long time."

Jonah Goldberg: "My guess is he sounded pretty reasonable to most Americans not already deeply committed on the issue of immigration."

Hugh Hewitt calls it "a good start."

Mark Tapscott thinks it sounds familiar.

Liveblogging the Immigration Speech

President Bush’s address on immigration reform is due to start in about 5 minutes. You can watch live over the web at C-SPAN, or at the White House web site.

UPDATE at 5/15/06 5:25:14 pm:

Dick Durbin, who compared US soldiers to Nazis, the KGB, and Pol Pot, gave the Democratic response.

O lucky us




President's Immigration speech - Live thread--I was hoping to find my Country again tonight. Well, I'll at least save some gas come Nov. when I won't have to drive to the polls. If virtual fences are such a hot idea, why not try them around the WH and the Capitol? "...a falling tide lowers all boats." A massive guest worker program is a time bomb inside a trojan horse.

Hispanic immigrants see voting as crucial step

Dick Morris: Bush's 'Great Speech' --Better learn Spanish. (!Aprende espanol para no se lo arrepentiras, gringo!).

Bush to Outline 5-Point Immigration Plan
  Posted by Spiff to jackv
On News/Activism 05/15/2006 6:37:06 PM EDT · 70 of 353

Most of these immigrants haven not been THAT detrimental to this country for all these years

According to Rep. Steve King (Republican-IA) - who has earned a 100% "Best and Brightest" rating from the American Conservative Union - there are 12 American citizens murdered by illegal aliens every day. There are 13 American citizens run down by illegal alien drunk drivers every day. This comes to a total of 9,125 Americans killed by illegal aliens every year. Additionally, 8 American children are sexually abused by illegal aliens every day. This comes to 3,000 American children sexually abused by illegal aliens annually.

You can't say that illegal aliens have not been detrimental to this country. These numbers dwarf the number of Americans killed by jihadist terrorists as well as the number of American troops killed in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Excerpts, just released from the White House (NRO)
  Posted by Spiff to slowhand520
On News/Activism 05/15/2006 5:54:34 PM EDT · 38 of 367

“Since I became President, we have increased funding for border security by 66 percent, and expanded the Border Patrol from about 9,000 to 12,000 agents. . . .we have apprehended and sent home about six million people entering America illegally.

6 million! Really!? Great! Now lets apprehend and send home the other 12 million.

And now for the truth about the President's immigration law enforcement efforts that he won't admit to:

Employer Investigation Efforts of U.S. Immigration Authorities:

Fiscal Year Worksite Arrests Notices of Intent to Fine
1993 7,630 1,302
1994 7,554 1,063
1995 10,014 1,056
1996 14,164 1,019
1997 17,554 865
1998 13,914 1,023
1999 2,849 417
2000 953 178
2001 735 100
2002 485 53
2003 445 162
2004 159 3

The average annual worksite arrests under Clinton was 9,329 arrests. The average annual worksite arrests under President Bush is 456. This is a 95 percent reduction in average annual worksite arrests under President Bush.

The average annual notices of intent to fine employers of illegal aliens under Clinton was 865. The average under President Bush is 79.5. This is a 90 percent reduction in average annual notices of intent to fine employers of illegal aliens.

And then there is 2004 where, under President Bush, only 3 notices of intent to fine employers of illegal aliens were done. 3!! But that was President Bush's worst year. Let's compare best years then.

Under Clinton his best year for Worksite Arrests was 1997 with 17,554 reported. President Bush's best year was 2001 with 735 worksite arrests reported. This is a 99.7 percent reduction in worksite arrests under President Bush when comparing best years.

Clinton Presidency, Total Aliens Expelled:
1993 1,285,952
1994 1,074,781
1995 1,364,688
1996 1,643,108
1997 1,555,116
1998 1,743,273
1999 1,755,754
2000 1,861,933
Total over 8 years: 12,284,605
Average Annual Total Aliens Expelled: 1,535,575

Bush Presidency, Total Aliens Expelled:
2001 1,432,061
2002 1,084,661
2003 1,076,483
2004 1,238,319
Total over 4 years: 4,831,524
Average Annual Total Aliens Expelled: 1,207,881

The average annual total of aliens expelled under President Bush is 327,694 LESS than the average under President Clinton. That is a 21.3 percent reduction in aliens expelled compared between Clinton and President Bush.

Deportable Aliens located in non-border sectors (interior enforcement):
Clinton presidency, last four years:
1997 44,246
1998 39,096
1999 42,010
2000 32,759
Total: 158,111

Bush presidency, first four years:
2001 30,496
2002 25,501
2003 26,492
2004 21,113
Total: 103,602

Total deportable aliens located in interior sectors during the first four years of the Bush presidency represents a 34.4 percent drop compared to the previous four years - the last four years of the Clinton presidency.

Deportable Aliens Located:
Clinton Presidency first four years:
1993 1,327,261
1994 1,094,719
1995 1,394,554
1996 1,649,986
Total: 5,466,520

Clinton Presidency last four years:
1997 1,536,520
1998 1,679,439
1999 1,714,035
2000 1,814,729
Total: 6,744,723

Bush Presidency first four years:
2001 1,387,486
2002 1,062,279
2003 1,046,422
2004 1,241,089
Total: 4,737,276

Total deportable aliens located dropped by 29.7 percent in the first four years of the Bush Presidency compared to the previous four years - the last four years of the Clinton Presidency.

The immigration speech(The Anchoress returns briefly to politics)



1,254 posted on 05/16/2006 3:54:47 AM PDT by backhoe (-30-)
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Reconquista, Here We Come!

The Heritage Foundation and Senator Jeff Sessions try to blow the whistle on the Senate's compromise immigration "reform" bill, via the Washington Times:The Senate immigration reform bill would allow for up to 193 million new legal immigrants -- a number greater than 60 percent of the current U.S. population -- in the next 20 years, according to a study released yesterday.

Sen. Jeff Sessions, Alabama Republican who conducted a separate analysis that reached similar results, said Congress is "blissfully ignorant of the scope and impact" of the bill...

Take a look at the numbers:

Republicans Vote Against “Secure-First” Approach.--Republican Senators Who Voted Against Border Enforcement:

Bennett (UT)
Brownback (R-KS)
Chafee (RI)
Coleman (MN)
Collins (ME)
Craig (ID)
DeWine (OH)
Graham (SC)
Hagel (NE)
Lugar (IN)
Martinez (FL)
Murkowski (AK)
Shelby (AL)
Snow (ME)
Specter (PA)
Stevens (AK)
Voinovich (OH)
Warner (VA)

US Senate - Up For Reelection in 2006:

Qns. Alien Likes What He Hears in Speech (says GWB will give illegals more gov't benefits)

Immigration Nation: News and Views

May 15, 2006 6:09 PM

Pajama Media’s all-day coverage of the run-up to the President’s speech on immigration.

  • Bush’s Speech on Immigration: Full Text Here
  • “Stay off my side” says Rob of Say Anything Blog to a World Net Daily columnist who uses the most odious of comparisons to advocate the deportation of illegal aliens.
  • Dane Gunderson has several important questions, including: “Should we redraw the border to allow the SouthWest to be destroyed by the same misguided governmental policies that they are fleeing?”
  • Pierre Legrand calls the mantra that ‘illegals will do jobs that Americans won’t do’ a fable.
  • A thirty-year-old problem kicked down the road by five presidents won’t be solved tonight, says Fausta.
  • Kevin Korenthal fears that tonight’s speech will be a “total failure” for the man he “devoted countless hours and dollars to re-electing.”
  • Bloggers intending to liveblog the immigration speech can register at N.Z. Bear’s tracking page.
  • The Corner: “Tonight could be the first fully televised political suicide in history. I don’t even want to watch.”
  • Damian Penny attributes cynical motives to President Bush for just now getting around to attempting to solve the Mexican border problem.
  • Don Singleton doesn’t think that the president’s plan will succeed and lists his own twelve-point plan.
  • Tammy Bruce interviewed Dymphna of Gates of Vienna and James Hudnall on topic. Dymphna suggests that Americans can learn by negative example from Europe’s immigration problems.
  • The Anchoress: when conservatives prejudge the president’s immigration speech, they have become “part of the problem …. The President of the United States is not merely President of the Base.
  • Headlines du Jour — The New York Times pushes the fret with: Plan to Deploy Guard at Border Worries Mexico. The LA Times pumps up the soothe with: Bush Tries to Calm Fox’s Fears About Use of Guard . The Washington Post feels the tension: Bush Set To Send Guard to Border. And the London Times just gets out the hammer and starts the pounding with: Bush posts troops at Mexican border to appease Right
  • 100 Million More at the Door?: Heritage Foundation claims new law allows flood over next 20 years.
  • Malkin @ videoblog Hot Air says the Bush speech will be his “Read my lips, no new amnesty” moment, calls the reported Bush plan to put National Guard troops on the southern border “stunt sprinkling” and sees the speech as a bit of Kabuki.
  • Halperin et. al. @ The Note offer “10 ½ clean big non-secrets about immigration as a political issue.”
  • Washington Post:The We Are America Alliance of Hispanic interest groups looks for compromise solutions but “does not speak for all. “
  • Washington Times:Blacks see threat from Hispanic illegal aliens
  • ABC News: Bush to Send National Guard to Border. Some congressmen feel it is “not the role” of the National Guard to guard the nation.
  • La Shawn Barber will be liveblogging the president’s immigration speech “as if [the speech] will make any difference in the scheme of things.”
  • From Gun Toting Liberal: a certain bipartisan portion of the body politic is adamantly opposed to any further immigration into the US: the environmentalists.
  • Because she believes that “putting National Guard troops on the border is like placing a band-aid on a broken leg,” Sister Toldjah isn’t sure that the president’s speech be worth missing an episode of 24.
  • Immigration activists are about to sabotage their own position by over-reacting—again—says Captain Ed, as the We Are America Alliance goes into action.
  • Senator Chuck Hagel seems to think that the National Guard’s mission doesn’t have anything to do with ‘guarding the nation.’

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Democrats want investigations and impeachment to win the White House in 2008.

Leftist ANSWER to protest May 16,17 in DC,NYC and Chicago, demand full citizenship for illegals

1,255 posted on 05/16/2006 2:14:57 PM PDT by backhoe (-30-)
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Bill permits 193 million more aliens by 2026
100 Million More at the Door?: Heritage Foundation claims new law allows flood over next 20 years.

Mr. Rogers Gives a Speech from the Oval Office

by Dymphna

Well, you heard the speech. The question is, which parts do you find credible? ...
Someone over at the Corner said he sounded more like Mr. Rogers than Mr. Reagan. I’m afraid so. We need someone leading us who says “we’re finished putting up with your lawlessness. Get out of Dodge or we’ll put you out. Pronto.”

I am tired of statesmanship practiced with the likes of corrupt Mexico. We ought to copy their immigration laws, line for line. For example, these are the people permittted to settle in Mexico, right off their page:

· Retirees
· Investors
· Professionals
· Scientists & Technicians
· Artists and Sportspeople
Ummm…no peasants? No riff-raff? Oh, right — they’re sending them all northward.
Let’s play Immigration By Mexican rules. Remember the email that American Digest validated? Here’s how it goes if you want to get into Mexico:
UPDATE: “In From the Cold” calls the speech 'tepid'. In a post entitled Boots on the Ground, he says in part:
Let’s face it, President Bush is worn out, and who can blame him? Even Lincoln only had one war to think about. And better advisors, too.
Minutemen Dismiss Bush's Border Plan
 Border security must be first priority
 Senate kills bill to seal border first ( "We The People ?" kill the amendment on an 55-40 vote)
Latinos Caravan to Congress to Push for Illegals' Citizenship (Today's 'Surround the White House')
Mexico, ACLU Preparing Lawsuit Against US Over Guard Deployment(..bloodshed on our borders ?)
Mexico warns US over troops on border
Kingdom of the Illegals
The Price of Secure Borders( Tony Blankley gets it!)
Illegal border crossers step up effort to enter U.S. after Bush's speech
Mark Steyn on Hugh Hewitt re: the President's speech--One-hundred-ninety-three million.... Simply staggering! The country as it now exists would cease to be! These senators better get their heads out of their asses!32 posted on 05/17/2006 8:47:42 AM EDT by Rummyfan

1,256 posted on 05/17/2006 6:56:35 AM PDT by backhoe (-30-)
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 Two MS13 members among 84 illegal immigrants found in bust
SEALING CRACKS IN THE BORDER (illegals qualify for preferences the instant they are legalized)
Immigrants, Reconquistas, and Economic Systems
9/11, the Pentagon, and our borders
Bordering on Disaster [Bush + GOP]
 Fear gnaws Mexicans as vote nears
Contact Information For House Members
Open Letter to Sen. Feinstein
Unfinished cross-border tunnel discovered - Find is the second in as many days - Tijuana

1,257 posted on 05/17/2006 11:41:08 AM PDT by backhoe (-30-)
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Senate Votes to Build 370-Mile Triple-Layered Fence on Mexican Border
Forget About Civil War In Iraq-One Is Coming To America
Inhofe Amendment Coming Up for Vote on C-Span Shortly ("English Only" Amendment)
Jawdropper of the Day

President Bush announced a plan to station National Guard troops at the Mexican border, and Vicente Fox said he respected US sovereignty. But almost as drop-worthy is watching the Associated Press getting their spin together. The first AP report on Mexico’s legal threats is here: Mexico Threatens Suits Over Guard Patrols.  In the revised report, the headline is the same but the section about lawsuits is buried deep in the middle of the piece, and the first sentence has been drastically re-spun: Mexico Threatens Suits Over Guard Patrolslink: 115 comments

They are threatening you, from the very top level of their government. And besides, they are a bunch of hypocrites:

The Second Mexican War

21st Century Paul Revere Ride

Court Considers Use of RICO To Attack Hiring of Illegals

When Will Republicans Wake Up?--Day after election day?

Bush Proved Me Right: White House Is Stupid and Arrogant --It’s stupid to ignore the facts in the new Heritage Foundation report showing that the Senate immigration bill the president backs would allow 100 million ( or 213 million- Senator Jeff Sessions... ) new legal immigrants to come to the United States over the next 20 years.

GOP has everything to gain and everything to lose from immigration

Terrorists Caught Crossing Texas Border - KRGV TV, 2 May 2006 - Video

51 Middle-east terrorists caught in 2005, confirmed by DHS documents. Weapons smuggling, clothing with Arabic military patches found on Texas smuggling route, feds stonewall news media investigators.

2,089 posted on 05/17/2006

1,258 posted on 05/18/2006 3:03:17 AM PDT by backhoe (-30-)
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D.C. immigration rally draws fewer than hoped (300 people ?...Rain, date change blamed)
Walls are Closing in on Pols (pols feeling get-tough winds blowing from anti-amnesty grassroots)
WALLS WORK(Even Dick Morris gets it!)
Banking Across Borders
The Future of the U.S.-Mexico Remittance Corridor
 "In 2004, Mexican immigrants in the United States sent a record $16.6 billion dollars to their relatives in Mexico, an increase of 25 percent from 2003. These remittance flows represent a major source of Mexico's foreign income, amounting to 2 percent of the nation's GDP. In fact, only oil exports generate more revenue for that nation."
 Here is a web site that tracks the voting records of Congress on issues of the U.S. overpopulation threat. It has a free fax service so you can contact your representatives and senators.
The Time has Never Been Better for a Third Party
The Irrelevant Voters
"The Horror, the Horror"--If you think immigration is a problem here, you should thank the tribal deity of your choice that you do not live in one of the low countries.
Bush on Immigration: Repackaging the Trojan Horse
Town meeting in Brookline toys with Bush impeachment

1,259 posted on 05/18/2006 6:18:02 AM PDT by backhoe (-30-)
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Alot of us would love to join the minute men but are back home struggling to keep things afloat due to flooding of illegals taking up construction jobs at a lower rate.

1,260 posted on 05/18/2006 6:21:22 AM PDT by jetson
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