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  • I Want an American Baby! Chinese Women Flock to the U.S. to Give Birth

    06/22/2014 9:26:59 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 23 replies
    TIME ^ | November 27, 2013 | By Hannah Beech
    The soon-to-be Chinese father was getting ready to go to America. His wife, due to give birth to their son any day, was already there. Like any expectant parents, the Shanghai couple agonized over how best to prepare for the arrival — and upbringing — of their firstborn child. American citizenship, they decided, was one of the finest gifts they could bestow. At least 10,000 such Chinese babies were born in America last year. Naturally, a thriving business catering to these tiny foreign passport holders has developed. The Jia Mei Canadian and American Baby Counseling Services Center, with offices across...
  • Texas AG on Immigration: Obama needs “to step up”

    07/04/2010 1:48:24 PM PDT · by devane617 · 28 replies · 1+ views ^ | 07/04/2010 | Lauren Torlone
    Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott is calling on President Obama to secure the border between Texas and Mexico, following a Tuesday incident where shots in Juarez, Mexico crossed the border into El Paso and struck City Hall. Speaking Sunday on Fox News, Abbott said the U.S. - Mexico border, two-thirds of which lies in Texas, is a “very violent place” and that he’s been “underwhelmed by the show of force” coming from the Obama administration.
  • Congressman: Al Qaeda entering southern border and changing names to Mexican surnames

    07/16/2004 5:34:53 PM PDT · by Joe Hadenuf · 592 replies · 18,001+ views
    KFI 640 Radio Los Angeles | 7.16.04 | Joe Hadenuf
    Congressman John Culverson just stated he has just received informantion from Southern District U.S. Attorney Michael Shelby (Texas)that Al Quida members have been entering from our southern border and have been entering through Texas and blending into towns....He stated this was classified and he given the OK to release this information. The congressman may be a former congress memeber, I didn't hear his complete title. He is on KFI Los Angeles now.
  • Illegal Aliens are Boosting for Billions, 60 Minutes

    07/11/2004 4:43:20 PM PDT · by Coleus · 215 replies · 4,849+ views
    Boosting For Billions July 11, 2004 Approximately $10 billion worth of merchandise is stolen from stores every year.  (Photo: CBS/60 Minutes) “When you talk about shoplifting, not a lot of people think about organized crime. Most people think when you say shoplifting, it's the opportunistic shoplifter"Craig Matsamato, security consultant for major retailers Retailers are just beginning to realize that a huge chunk of stolen merchandise is being taken by well-organized gangs from South America.  (Photo: CBS/60 Minutes) (CBS) "Boosting" is organized shoplifting, and if you think it's a petty crime, think again. As Correspondent Steve Kroft first reported in February, approximately...
  • House rejects illegal aliens bill

    05/18/2004 11:01:00 PM PDT · by kattracks · 10 replies · 157+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 5/19/04 | Stephen Dinan
    <p>The House yesterday overwhelmingly rejected a bill to require hospitals to identify illegal aliens before the federal government would reimburse the hospitals for their care.</p> <p>It was a severe defeat for immigration-control advocates, with just 86 Republicans and two Democrats voting for the measure and 331 members voting against it, including the House Republican and Democratic leadership. And the loss followed a harsh debate that included charges from one side of immigrant-bashing and from the other side of ignoring the needs of legal residents.</p>
  • Human Tidal Wave Spills Over Border

    04/08/2004 10:06:33 AM PDT · by VU4G10 · 73 replies · 235+ views
    NewsMax ^ | Apr. 08, 2004 | Patrick Mallon
    By all reports, the wave of illegal immigration across our nation’s southern border has accelerated threefold since President Bush announced his confusing guest worker proposal in January 2004. Just last week, estimates of unauthorized border crossings range from 10,000 daily, according to Glenn Spencer of American Border Patrol, to a shocking figure raised by Bill O’Reilly during the March 31 broadcast of “The Radio Factor.” “The Border Patrol now estimates that a million illegals are coming to the U.S. per month. Yes, that's per month,” said the nation’s top talk show host. This figure is entirely plausible, and in fact,...
  • Open Borders, Closed Wallets

    04/06/2004 12:04:41 PM PDT · by VU4G10 · 23 replies · 568+ views
    The American Conservative ^ | April 12, 2004 issue | Phil Kent
    Republican fundraiser learns firsthand that the GOP grassroots resent the president’s amnesty proposal. By Phil Kent The telephone rang and an old wealthy conservative friend answered. After the usual pleasantries, I told him I was a co-host for the upcoming Jan. 15 Bush-Cheney event at Atlanta’s World Congress Center and pitched him for $2,000 to attend and see the president on a rope-line. For $20,000, I explained, he could have a personal audience and photograph with the commander-in-chief. Before I could even finish my last sentence, though, I was cut off. “You should know I wouldn’t be writing a check...
  • Justice Dept Announces Public Ed Campaign Grants For Immigration-Related Employment Discrimination

    03/24/2004 3:03:37 AM PST · by chance33_98 · 5 replies · 322+ views
    JUSTICE DEPARTMENT ANNOUNCES PUBLIC EDUCATION CAMPAIGN GRANTS FOR IMMIGRATION-RELATED EMPLOYMENT DISCRIMINATION WASHINGTON, D.C.- The Department of Justice today announced $675,000 in available grants for public education efforts regarding immigration-related employment discrimination. The Office of Special Counsel for Immigration Related Unfair Employment Practices (OSC), a section of the Civil Rights Division, announced the availability of funds for public education programs regarding employees’ rights and employers’ obligations under the anti-discrimination provision of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA). Eligible recipients include non-profit organizations as well as state and local government entities that work with potential victims of discrimination. The INA prohibits...
  • Just Another "Illigration" Rant

    01/22/2004 8:05:55 AM PST · by azhenfud · 31 replies · 173+ views
    (of no relation to Gray) | 1-22-2004 | R. K. Davis
    According to what's been proposed so far of the President's plan for Illegaliens, America will offer them a chance to "register" and "stay for three years" (as if they would); they now can bring as many as five family members into this country. With currently an estimated 8-12 million Illegaliens in America, that's a potentially new total of 48-72 million. The originally registered Illegalien can't support those five new, so six are now on the public dole - since the first realized early on that not reporting all his income means plenty of "public assistance". Three of the six become...
  • U.S. Takes Steps to Tighten Mexican Border

    03/16/2004 7:47:31 AM PST · by Marine Inspector · 95 replies · 3,985+ views
    The NY Times ^ | March 16, 2004 | ERIC LICHTBLAU
    PHOENIX, March 15 — Federal officials have become increasingly worried about a surge in violence and instability along the Arizona-Mexico border and will begin what they describe as a major air and ground initiative to help keep out illegal immigrants, drug smugglers and possibly terrorists, officials said on Monday. The $10 million plan, to be announced on Tuesday by the Department of Homeland Security, will include the first use of unmanned aircraft for border patrol, the addition of several hundred agents and the creation of seven tent complexes to detain illegal border crossers. Asa Hutchinson, an under secretary for domestic...
  • The Sinking Lifeboat: Uncontrolled Immigration and the U.S. Healthcare System

    03/15/2004 12:43:32 PM PST · by Marine Inspector · 36 replies · 5,674+ views
    Federation for American Immigration Reform ^ | March 2004 | Federation for American Immigration Reform
    Federation for American Immigration Reform The Sinking Lifeboat: Uncontrolled Immigration and the U.S. Healthcare System   Executive Summary America's health care system is in crisis: Costs and insurance premiums are skyrocketing, the number of the uninsured is rising rapidly, providers are reducing staffing and services and increasing rates, and hospitals are closing or facing bankruptcy. As states cut their health care budgets to try to make ends meet, high rates of immigration are straining the health care system to the breaking point. One out of every four uninsured people in the United States is an immigrant. When the 3.5...
  • Industries Back Illegals Plan (Employers Before All Else)

    03/11/2004 6:24:04 AM PST · by NewRomeTacitus · 52 replies · 224+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | 3-11-04 | Patrice Hill
    <p>Important American industries including top Republican campaign contributors see President Bush's proposal to create a foreign guest-worker program as the best way to address labor shortages in their fields. Employers from farm and construction work to restaurateurs and Main Street stores say the current system that allows millions of illegal workers to enter the country and work under the table for subminimum wages is not serving businesses or workers well. The U.S. Chamber of Commerce, which represents 3 million small businesses across the country, supports the plan as a simple acknowledgment of reality: Despite strict rules against hiring illegal workers, the practice is widespread and growing. "Our immigration system is broken," said Randel Johnson, a vice president at the Chamber of Commerce. "Our immigration and visa policy must ensure employers are able to fill jobs critical to our economy when American workers are not available." The plan would allow U.S. employers to fill job openings with qualified workers from other countries if Americans are unwilling to take the jobs. It also would provide temporary work permits to an estimated 8 million undocumented workers already in the country. Businesses that stand to benefit from tapping into a potentially huge pool of cheap foreign labor are major donors and political activists campaigning for the president, helping him to set fund-raising records early in the 2004 campaign cycle. Even some businesses that have been caught in the Bush administration's enforcement net for employing undocumented workers, such as Wal-Mart Stores Inc. and Tyson Foods Inc., contribute largely to President Bush and Republican causes, though Democrats traditionally have provided the political base of support for immigration-reform legislation. Mr. Bush and other advocates of such legislation say providing a legal avenue for immigrant labor would enable the government to focus its enforcement efforts on the most pressing threats from abroad: terrorism and illegal drugs.</p>
  • Town wants no new firms run by illegal immigrants

    03/09/2004 2:23:01 PM PST · by yonif · 7 replies · 180+ views
    Charlotte Observer ^ | Mon, Mar. 08, 2004 | Associated Press
    HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. - Myrtle Beach, Hilton Head Island and Beaufort County are looking at ways to prevent illegal immigrants from opening businesses in the coastal areas. At a City Council retreat this week, Myrtle Beach officials asked their city attorney to draft an ordinance that would allow the city to ask on its business-license applications whether an applicant is a legal worker and whether the applicant will employ only legal workers. The extra measures were suggested by Myrtle Beach Mayor Mark McBride, who is running for the Republican nomination for the U.S. Senate. Myrtle Beach also passed an...
  • Immigration laws top Fox agenda

    03/05/2004 10:54:16 PM PST · by yonif · 7 replies · 168+ views
    THE WASHINGTON TIMES ^ | March 06, 2004 | James G. Lakely
    <p>CRAWFORD, Texas -- Mexican President Vicente Fox arrived at the "Western White House" last night to press his case for looser immigration laws to a leader largely powerless to enact them this year.</p> <p>President Bush continues to push his immigration reform plan that would allow at least 8 million illegal aliens currently working in the United States to keep their jobs and open the door for millions more to follow.</p>
  • Fox says immigration on agenda of visit with Bush

    03/03/2004 5:54:37 PM PST · by RickofEssex · 83 replies · 238+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | March 2, 2004 | IOAN GRILLO
    Fox says immigration on agenda of visit with Bush MEXICO CITY -- President Vicente Fox said Tuesday that he plans to hammer out more details of a guest worker program for Mexicans in the United States when he meets with President Bush at his Crawford ranch this week. "The initiatives are there, and we have to keep on working," Fox said in an interview with the Houston Chronicle and other Texas newspapers. "The purpose of this visit is to follow up on the proposal." Fox said the issues of Mexicans on death row in the United States and his nation's...
  • Feds aid drop-house crackdowns Nearly 750 caught in 23 days

    03/04/2004 8:10:32 AM PST · by cateizgr8 · 12 replies · 164+ views
    The Arizona Republic ^ | Mar. 4, 2004 | Jack Kurtz
    <p>The U.S. Bureau of Immigration and Customs Enforcement, bolstered by dozens of additional agents temporarily assigned to Phoenix, has rounded up nearly 750 undocumented immigrants and arrested 20 suspected smugglers from 13 drop houses in the past 23 days.</p> <p>The response marks a dramatic change from just a year ago when local police agencies, frustrated by the federal government's inability to deal with the illicit immigrant-smuggling trade flowing through Phoenix, frequently were forced to let undocumented immigrants and smuggling suspects go free after encountering drop houses.</p>
  • Group decries cost of aid to immigrants

    03/03/2004 8:46:48 AM PST · by Stew Padasso · 10 replies · 155+ views
    <p>Public can't afford it, federation contends; Hispanic advocate says workers help economy.</p> <p>The financial impact of Indiana's burgeoning Hispanic population will be the topic of discussion when immigration reform advocates conduct a public forum tonight in Speedway.</p> <p>Diane Osborn said she organized the meeting because she is concerned the state is spending too much to assist immigrants at a time when the state's budget deficit exceeds $1 billion.</p>
  • Illegal alien gets 4th DUI conviction

    03/02/2004 11:24:36 PM PST · by JohnHuang2 · 19 replies · 450+ views ^ | Wednesday, March 3, 2004
    An illegal immigrant pleaded guilty to driving under the influence of intoxicants for the fourth time in four years. Andres Lopez-Cortes, 31, has been deported at least once to Mexico, but returned to the Seattle area where he slammed into a car driven by a 17-year-old who was stopped at a traffic light Dec. 31, the local King County Journal reported. The teenager, Paul Conley, suffered whiplash. Lopez-Cortes also pleaded guilty Monday to a charge of hit-and-run driving. A judge in Auburn, Wash., fined him $5,000, but suspended $3,500, and ordered him to pay court costs and restitution for damages...
  • Virginia ruling could spark debate in Nevada higher ed

    03/01/2004 1:38:59 PM PST · by yonif · 3 replies · 130+ views
    Las Vegas Sun ^ | March 01, 2004 | ASSOCIATED PRESS
    RENO, Nev. (AP) - A federal court ruling in Virginia that allows colleges to deny admission to illegal immigrants could spur public debate over the issue in Nevada, a university official said. Nevada Chancellor Jane Nichols said last week's ruling by U.S. District Judge T. S. Ellis III in Alexandria won't have any legal bearing on policies in this state unless it reaches the U.S. Supreme Court. Still, Nichols said it's a problem all states are facing. "This is certainly an issue in Nevada, where we have many children who were brought to this country by their parents when they...
  • The Nation-State Is Finished

    02/28/2004 6:34:36 AM PST · by B4Ranch · 200 replies · 1,099+ views ^ | February 23, 2004 | William F. Jasper
    "The Nation-State Is Finished" by William F. Jasper Robert Bartley, a closet one-worlder at the WSJ, used his newspaper’s "conservative" clout to seduce American business leaders into sacrificing U.S. sovereignty for trade. ‘‘What in blazes can President Bush be thinking?" That has been the general response — on talk radio and in media surveys, Internet postings and letters-to-the-editor — of many current and former Bush supporters angered and confused by the president’s immigration proposals. These folks would not have been surprised by the president’s outrageous announcement on January 7 or his remarks the following week at the Summit of the...