Friday, October 16, 2009

LA RAZA DEMS HISPANDERING IN COLORADO FOR THE ILLEGALS' VOTES

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Colorado Wants Special Tuition Class For Illegal Aliens

Last Updated: Fri, 10/16/2009 - 12:17pm

Months after the Colorado Legislature rejected a measure to grant illegal immigrants discounted tuition at public colleges and universities, Democrats continue working on a soon-to-be-introduced bill to make it happen.
In April Colorado lawmakers killed—for the fourth time—a proposal that would have allowed illegal aliens to pay lower in-state tuition at the state’s 30 public colleges and universities. It was a contentious plan that was debated on the Senate floor for more than three hours before lawmakers, including several Democrats, finally defeated it.
This week a group of Colorado Democrats reveal they’ve been ardently working behind the scenes to tweak the defeated law so that it passes. Their plan centers on the creation of a special tuition category for illegal immigrants that attempts to disguise the taxpayer-financed perk granted to the state’s legal residents.
Since illegal immigrants don’t qualify for the subsidy given to the children of parents who pay state taxes, tens of millions of dollars will be allocated for the new illegal alien tuition class. That way, the law’s sponsors say, illegal immigrants don’t have to pay the much higher out-of-state fees. Either way it’s presented, the money comes from U.S. taxpayers.
One of the law’s sponsors, Senator Paula Sandoval, says the third tuition rate is a compromise that will avoid the pitfalls of four previous failed attempts at passing legislation. The House sponsor, Denver Representative Joe Miklosi, says the measure will “empower” the state’s undocumented high school graduates.
Ten states—including California, Texas, Utah, Kansas, Washington and New York—have laws granting illegal immigrants discounted college tuition and a few—Georgia, Oklahoma and Arizona—have recently created policies banning the perk. The practice was successfully challenged by a group of out-of-state students in California who argued that the state’s college system violated the law by charging them higher tuition and fees than undocumented immigrants. A California appellate court ruled in favor of the American students and the case is pending before the sate Supreme Court.

BORDER CRIMES along our undefended and WIDE OPEN BORDERS

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Whispers from the Border

Last Updated: Thu, 09/24/2009 - 2:03pm

It is merely an illusion. The river and the fence do not provide any special protection. The Rio Grande and the segments of border fencing along the U.S.-Mexican border do not deflect drug cartel violence. Reports of violence in the United States are increasing, and there are reports and statistics to prove it. Politicos engage in wishful thinking – hoping the full force of the violence stays south of the border. They only concede that there may be a potential escalation in violence at some point in the future. In border towns, however, whispers are about current violence.

Judicial Watch asked for a sampling of police crime reports along the border, focusing primarily on Arizona. Arizona was our focal point because of the use of its freeways and cities for smugglers (Please see our “Drop House Map”). The police reports clearly do not distinguish crime by correlation to narco-terrorism. The Yuma Sheriff County’s Office provided incident summaries showing roughly 72 incidents in 2008 that are either kidnapping, homicide or missing persons. The number is significant, but without gaining direct access to these law enforcement records, it is unclear whether these crimes are connected with drug trafficking and cartels. We also reviewed incident reporting from the Cochise County Sheriff’s Office and the Santa Cruz County Sheriff’s Office. The Deputy Reports from the Santa Cruz Sheriff, located in Nogales, AZ (or “Nogadishu” as some Border Patrol agents refer to it, with a rhetorical tip-of-the-hat to the war-torn Somali capitol) detail the victim’s name, the date, location, and a brief summary of the incidents. Many of these incidents detail exploitation of illegal aliens crossing the border. The illegal aliens’ vulnerability to criminal predators resulted in nearly $10,000 of stolen property per year that has been recorded in one single county. No one guesses at the amount that goes unreported. Perhaps, this value would appear to be insignificant, but the easy money could lead to increased criminal activity and bring more petty and serious criminals into the area as it did with smuggling. (Recall that smuggling was a “mom and pop” operation until cartels realized that the benefits outweighed the risks and they could successfully expand and diversify their operations).

Judicial Watch also sought medical records of violent deaths from County Medical Examiners (ME) along the border. The MEs seemed reticent to provide the sort of data that would lead to a thoughtful analysis of violent deaths associated with criminal activity along the border. Cochise County Medical Examiner informed Judicial Watch that “Every single case would have to be pulled to determine [the] exact place of death in the county” and that “homicide cases are not releasable by [them].” Judicial Watch withdrew its request from Pima Medical Examiner after being informed that they have no way of determining whether the homicides are drug related. Fully exploring the circumstances and conditions of these deadly border violence cases remains an open investigative lead for Judicial Watch.

We know from our previous border investigations that many violent border crimes go unreported. Cartels are infamous for retribution. Keeping silent about one murder may prevent the death of family members back in Mexico. At some point, common sense also needs to be part of the evaluation of border crime rather than statistics alone. With just a thin muddy river separating two cities as is the case between Juarez and El Paso, is it plausible that one city has a 1000 murders while the other has only 13?1 It is misleading to claim that cartel violence has not spread to the United States-- the reports and statistics are not maintained to account for this correlation and crime that is surrounded by lethal deterrence to talking is likely to go unreported. The whisperings tell us that the crime has already crossed the border and it is only time until the statistics catch up.

MEXICANS SAY OBAMA'S AMNESTY WILL BOOST ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION - And Obama knows it!

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Mexicans Say Amnesty Will Boost Illegal Immigration

last Updated: Wed, 10/14/2009 - 3:02pm

If President Obama keeps his promise of giving the nation’s 12 million illegal aliens amnesty it will encourage more Mexicans to enter the United States, according to residents of the struggling Latin American country who are undoubtedly rooting for the commander-in-chief’s plan.
The majority of illegal immigrants in the U.S. are from Mexico therefore the president’s reprieve project will greatly affect that nation. Two-thirds of Mexicans say they know someone living in the United States and around one-third have an immediate member of their household or close relative living in the U.S.
A majority of those residing south of the border say legalizing their undocumented countrymen will inspire more Mexicans to head north, according to a recent survey conducted by an internationally known polling and market research company. A vast majority of Mexicans with a relative in the United States said a legalization program would make people they know more likely to go to America illegally.
The results of the survey were made public this week by a research organization dedicated to studying the economic, social, fiscal and demographic impacts of immigration in the U.S. It reveals that nearly one-third of Mexican residents (nearly 40 million people) would like to live in the U.S. and if there was an amnesty a large number would come illegally with the hope of qualifying for a future exoneration.
An amnesty, therefore, would stimulate more illegal immigration which is the last thing this country needs. Furthermore, rewarding those who have violated our nation’s laws with coveted U.S. residency and possibly citizenship demeans the system, especially for those who follow the appropriate steps to come lawfully.
It’s bad enough that U.S. taxpayers annually dish out billions of dollars to educate, medically treat and incarcerate illegal aliens who are, in many cases, depleting local governments. Los Angeles County alone spends more than $1 billion a year, including $48 million a month in welfare costs, to provide services for illegal aliens. The crisis is hardly limited to border states, which have traditionally been the most impacted. Georgia’s skyrocketing illegal population costs taxpayers nearly $2 billion a year.

ARIZONA'S TOUGH EMPLOYER SANCTION - One More Stupid Gringo's Joke?

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Arizona's Tough Employer Sanction Law Not Enforced

View Discussion Last Updated: Tue, 10/13/2009 - 2:44pm

Nearly two years after Arizona enacted the nation’s toughest law against those who hire illegal immigrants no businesses have been prosecuted even though the state is estimated to have nearly half a million undocumented workers.

The landmark measure allows the state to severely punish—even revoke the license—of businesses caught hiring illegal aliens and requires them to verify workers’ legal status. The law caused a ruckus among business owners and so-called Latino rights groups that claim racial discrimination, but has survived several legal challenges at the state and federal level.

The problem, however, is that no employers have been punished because the sanctions law is virtually impossible to enforce. For starters, it doesn’t give county prosecutors charged with pursuing violators civil subpoena power to examine personnel records that could help prove illegal aliens were knowingly hired.

This sort of subpoena power is granted to other administrative agencies that enforce similar statutes, the frustrated prosecutors in Arizona’s 15 counties say. Without it, authorities are forced to rely on the voluntary disclosure of crucial personnel records by the very businesses being investigated. Not surprisingly, all the accused have opted not to cooperate.

As a result dozens of investigations throughout the state have been shut because authorities can’t access crucial data that could prove wrongdoing. In Yavapai County for instance, crippled investigators have been forced to close 20 of their 23 probes into businesses that they say employ illegal immigrants.

In Maricopa County, Arizona’s largest, none of the 22 businesses that have been caught hiring illegal aliens have been punished, even though more than 300 employees have been arrested for identity theft and using fake identification to work. In most of those cases the sheriff’s department obtained warrants to raid the companies because criminal wrongdoing, such as identity theft, was alleged.

JUDICIAL WATCH - Millions Of Foreign Visitors NEVER LEAVE

Millions Of Foreign Visitors Stay In U.S. Undetected
Last Updated: Tue, 10/13/2009 - 11:49am
Nearly a decade after Middle Eastern terrorists overstayed their visas to plot the deadliest attack in U.S. history the government has failed miserably to implement a crucial security program that assures foreign visitors leave the country when they’re supposed to.
Congressional investigators disclosed the inexcusable negligence in a lengthy report last year and a recent example—a Jordanian who tried to blow up a Texas high rise—proves little progress has been made to protect the nation from violent foreigners. The Jordanian (Hosam Maher Husein Smadi) who vowed jihad against Americans and tried to blow up a Dallas skyscraper last month, had overstayed his tourist visa as did several of the September 11 hijackers.
To prevent these sorts of infiltrations, the government created a costly but highly inadequate system (U.S. Visitor and Immigration Status Indicator Technology or US VISIT) to track the arrival and departure of foreign visitors. Billions of dollars later, the program is riddled with major flaws that allow possibly millions of foreigners to annually remain in the country when their visa expires.
Last year nearly 3 million visitors on temporary visas checked into the U.S. but never checked out, according to a news report that quotes immigration authorities. Although officials openly admit they aren’t certain how many actually left, they estimate that about 200,000 probably stayed unbeknownst to the government, like Smadi and some of the September 11 terrorists.
Smadi, an Osama bin Laden loyal who came to the U.S. to wage jihad (holy war), was also aided by local governments that protect illegal aliens. He got an official identification card in the renowned sanctuary state of California and lived and worked in a little Texas town called Italy, located in Ellis county about 45 miles south of Dallas. The county sheriff had previously arrested Smadi but the department has a don’t-ask-don’t-tell immigration policy so he just paid a small fine and continued plotting his terrorist attack.
With a notoriously flawed system like US Visit there’s no telling how many Samdis are currently living in the country plotting jihad against Americans. After all, it seems that little has changed security-wise since the 9/11 hijackers pulled it off.

NAPOLITANO - HOMELAND SECURITY, OR OPEN DOOR FOR MEXICAN DRUG CARTELS?

HISPANDERING OBAMA’S SO CALLED …. “HOMELAND SECURITY = PATHWAY TO CITIZENSHIP” OPEN BORDERS LA RAZA WHORE JANET NAPOLITANO CATCHES HEAT FROM LEGALS, AND GETS HER ASS KICKED!
Napolitano, returning to alma mater SCU, greeted by protesters demanding immigration overhaul
About 1,000 noisy but peaceful protesters greeted U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano when she returned to her alma mater Thursday night to speak on global security.
The protesters' message: Tell your boss, President Barack Obama, to keep his promise to work for the passage of a comprehensive immigration reform bill by Congress.
As Napolitano, a former governor of Arizona and the valedictorian of Santa Clara University's Class of 1979, spoke to a crowd of about 500 inside the Mayer Theatre, the protesters carried signs urging the Obama administration to stop trying to deport undocumented immigrants to their home countries.
The protesters, who marched to the campus from Santa Clara's Lafayette Park, want to see legislation that will give the nation's estimated 12 million illegal immigrants a path to legalization.
Carrying signs that said, "Justice for Immigrants," and "Keep Our Families Together," the protesters were not allowed near the campus theater, where Napolitano spoke. Instead, they gathered several hundred yards from the building, at Homestead Road and Lafayette Street, many carrying candles.
The 9-month-old Democratic administration has decreased the number of workplace raids that were common during the Bush administration. But the Obama administration has supported a rapidly developing system called E-Verify, which employers can use to instantaneously determine if a potential employee is legally residing in the U.S.
The net effect, say the protesters, is the same: Workers lose their jobs, families are fractured, people get deported and are forced to live against their will in other countries.
In late September, a crackdown at an American Apparel factory in Los Angeles led to the firings of 1,800 employees. Immigration authorities said the workers were using false identity documents.
Exploited workers
Authorities, however, say they are simply trying to enforce the laws as humanely as possible by eliminating the "job magnet" that draws so many illegal immigrants to the U.S. They also say they are stopping the employment exploitation of undocumented workers.
"Look, we are and will continue to be a nation of laws," Napolitano said. "And laws need to be enforced. But we are also a nation of immigrants."
In New Orleans on Thursday, Obama promised to push for a comprehensive immigration bill in 2010 and put Napolitano in charge of coming up with a plan.
Agreeing with protesters outside, Napolitano said a lot of America's immigration laws are unwieldy and in many ways unfair.
"We're a nation that prides ourselves on our fairness," she said.
But as they carried signs such as "Family Unity Cannot Wait," protesters, who came to Santa Clara from several Western states, decried the enforcement policies of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, an arm of Homeland Security.
Richard Hobbs, interim executive director of San Jose's Services, Immigrant Rights and Education Network, noted that the last time Congress dealt with immigration on a comprehensive level was 23 years ago. "It is inhuman and against American core values to ask people to wait who have not been able to legally work, drive, travel, vote or access a safety net during that time," Hobbs said.
He said more than 380,000 immigrants were detained in fiscal year 2008-09 in jails and by local police officers deputized to perform federal immigration work, and more than 440,000 people will be held in detention by the end of the year. "The majority of these people do not have a criminal record, and yet the Napolitano policies continue to separate families," he said.
The frustration from the protesters stems from stalled congressional efforts over what to do with the nation's millions of undocumented immigrants, many of whom have lived in the U.S. for decades and have children who are citizens. Some advocates of a congressional immigration overhaul fear that Obama now lacks the political will to get a bill passed anytime soon.
One reason is that the administration is mired in a debate over how to overhaul the nation's health care system. And with the issue of illegal immigrants caught up in the debate over health care, some advocates of immigration changes say they fear that Obama's commitment to repairing the broken immigration system has faded.
Broken families
Thursday's protests began with a news conference at Somos Mayfair, a community organization in East San Jose, attended by about 200 people. Some of the speakers were local residents who told poignant stories of how their families were broken up because of immigration raids.
Yvette Jimenez, a 17-year-old San Mateo County girl who has five siblings, saw her father deported to Mexico in December 2008. And immigration authorities are now trying to deport their mother.
Since the father was the family's breadwinner, she said, the family has been forced to live in motels and a homeless shelter.
"I'm a U.S. citizen and a senior in high school and want to go to college," she said. "I don't know why my parents are being forced out of a country they taught us to love."

ALIEN NATION: Secrets of the Invasion - WHY AMERICA'S GOVERMENT INVITES RAMPANT ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION - Your Job!

ALIEN NATION: Secrets of the Invasion

Date: 2007-01-03, 9:46AM
May 2006 – ALIEN NATION: Secrets of the Invasion – Why America's government invites rampant illegal immigration

It's widely regarded as America's biggest problem: Between 12 and 20 million aliens (MOST SOURCES SUGGEST THERE ARE MUCH MORE LIKELY NEARLY 40 MILLION ILLEGALS HERE NOW) – including large numbers of criminals, gang members and even terrorists – have entered this nation illegally, with countless more streaming across our scandalously unguarded borders daily.

The issue polarizes the nation, robs citizens of jobs, bleeds taxpayers, threatens America's national security and dangerously balkanizes the country into unassimilated ethnic groups with little loyalty or love for America's founding values. Indeed, the de facto invasion is rapidly transforming America into a totally different country than the one past generations have known and loved.

And yet – most Americans have almost no idea what is really going on, or why it is happening.

While news reports depict demonstrations and debates, and while politicians promise "comprehensive border security programs," no real answers ever seem to emerge.

But there are answers. Truthful answers. Shocking answers.

In its groundbreaking May edition, WND's acclaimed monthly Whistleblower magazine reveals the astounding hidden agendas, plans and people behind America's immigration nightmare.

Titled "ALIEN NATION," the issue is subtitled "SECRETS OF THE INVASION: Why government invites rampant illegal immigration." Indeed, it reveals pivotal secrets very few Americans know. For example:

Did you know that the powerfully influential Council on Foreign Relations – often described as a “shadow government" – issued a comprehensive report last year laying out a five-year plan for the "establishment by 2010 of a North American economic and security community" with a common "outer security perimeter"?
Roughly translated: In the next few years, according to the 59-page report titled "Building a North American Community," the U.S. must be integrated with the socialism, corruption, poverty and population of Mexico and Canada. "Common perimeter" means wide-open U.S. borders between the U.S., Mexico and Canada. As Phyllis Schlafly reveals in this issue of Whistleblower: "This CFR document asserts that President Bush, Mexican President Vicente Fox and Canadian Prime Minister Paul Martin 'committed their governments' to this goal when they met at Bush's ranch and at Waco, Texas, on March 23, 2005. The three adopted the 'Security and Prosperity Partnership of North America' and assigned 'working groups' to fill in the details. It was at this same meeting, grandly called the North American Summit, that President Bush pinned the epithet 'vigilantes' on the volunteers guarding our border in Arizona."

The CFR report – important excerpts of which are published in Whistleblower – also suggests North American elitists begin getting together regularly, and presumably secretly, "to buttress North American relationships, along the lines of the Bilderberg or Wehrkunde conferences, organized to support transatlantic relations." The Bilderberg and Wehrkunde conferences are highly secret conclaves of the powerful. For decades, there have been suspicions that such meetings were used for plotting the course of world events and especially the centralization of global decision-making.


Did you know that radical immigrant groups – including the League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC), the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund (MALDEF), the Movimiento Estudiantil Chicano de Aztlan (MEChA) and the National Council of La Raza (La Raza) – not only share a revolutionary agenda of conquering America's southwest, but they also share common funding sources, notably the Ford and Rockefeller foundations?
''California is going to be a Hispanic state," said Mario Obeldo, former head of MALDEF. "Anyone who does not like it should leave." And MEChA's goal is even more radical: an independent ''Aztlan,'' the collective name this organization gives to the seven states of the U.S. Southwest – Arizona, California, Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico, Texas and Utah. So why would the Rockefeller and Ford foundations support such groups? Joseph Farah tells the story in this issue of Whistleblower.

Why have America's politicians – of both major parties – allowed the illegal alien invasion of this nation to continue for the last 30 years unabated? With al-Qaida and allied terrorists promising to annihilate major U.S. cities with nuclear weapons, with some big-city hospital emergency rooms near closure due to the crush of so many illegals, with the rapid spread throughout the U.S. of MS-13, the super-violent illegal alien gang – with all this and more, why do U.S. officials choose to ignore the laws of the land and the will of the people to pursue, instead, policies of open borders and lax immigration enforcement?

The answers to all this and much more are in Whistleblower's "ALIEN NATION" issue.

Is there hope? Or is America lost to a demographic invasion destined to annihilate its traditional Judeo-Christian culture, and to the ever-growing likelihood that nuclear-armed jihadists will cross our porous borders and wreak unthinkable destruction here?

There most definitely is hope, according to this issue of Whistleblower. Although most politicians of both major political parties have long since abdicated their responsibility for securing America's borders and dealing effectively with the millions already here illegally, there are a few exceptions – most notably Colorado Rep. Tom Tancredo.

May's Whistleblower includes an exclusive sneak preview of Tancredo's forthcoming blockbuster book, "In Mortal Danger: The Battle for America’s Border and Security." In an extended excerpt, Whistleblower presents Tencredo's expert and inspired analysis of exactly how to solve the nation's most vexing problem.

CHRISTIAN SCIENCE MONITOR - THE TRAGEDY of the AMERICAN OCCUPATION

CHRISTIAN SCIENCE MONITOR
THE TRAGEDY OF THE AMERICAN OCCUPATION
“The principal beneficiaries of our current immigration policy are affluent Americans who hire immigrants at substandard wages for low-end work. Harvard economist George Borjas estimates that American workers lose $190 billion annually in depressed wages caused by the constant flooding of the labor market at the low-wage end.”

CHRISTIAN SCIENCE MONITOR


from the May 28, 2009 edition - http://www.csmonitor.com/2009/0528/p09s01-coop.html
What will America stand for in 2050?
The US should think long and hard about the high number of Latino immigrants.
SO THE CORPORATE OWNED POLITICIANS HAVE THOUGHT ABOUT THIS. THEIR CONCLUSION IS THAT DESPITE THE STAGGERING UNEMPLOYMENT RATES ACROSS THE NATION, THE SPREAD OF MEXICAN GANGS ALL OVER CAL, THE SPREAD OF THE MEXICAN DRUG CARTEL OVER THE COUNTRY, BILLIONS SPENT IN SOCIAL SERVICES TO MEX FLAG WAVERS, AND BILLIONS LOST FROM DEPRESSED WAGES, THE POLITICIANS ARE WORKING HARD FOR ….. NO E-VERIFY, NO REAL WALL, NO ICE ENFORCEMENT, NO ENFORCEMENT OF LAWS AGAINST HIRING ILLEGALS.
By Lawrence Harrison

PALO ALTO, CALIF.
President Obama has encouraged Americans to start laying a new foundation for the country – on a number of fronts. He has stressed that we'll need to have the courage to make some hard choices. One of those hard choices is how to handle immigration. The US must get serious about the tide of legal and illegal immigrants, above all from Latin America.
It's not just a short-run issue of immigrants competing with citizens for jobs as unemployment approaches 10 percent or the number of uninsured straining the quality of healthcare. Heavy immigration from Latin America threatens our cohesiveness as a nation.
The political realities of the rapidly growing Latino population are such that Mr. Obama may be the last president who can avert the permanent, vast underclass implied by the current Census Bureau projection for 2050.
Do I sound like a right-wing "nativist"? I'm not. I'm a lifelong Democrat; an early and avid supporter of Obama. I'm gratified by his nomination of Sonia Sotomayor to the Supreme Court. I'm also the grandson of Eastern European Jewish immigrants; and a member, along with several other Democrats, of the advisory boards of the Federation for American Immigration Reform and Pro English. Similar concerns preoccupied the distinguished Democrat Barbara Jordan when she chaired the congressionally mandated US Commission on Immigration Reform in the 1990s.
Congresswoman Jordan was worried about the adverse impact of high levels of legal and illegal immigration on poor citizens, disproportionately Latinos and African-Americans. The principal beneficiaries of our current immigration policy are affluent Americans who hire immigrants at substandard wages for low-end work. Harvard economist George Borjas estimates that American workers lose $190 billion annually in depressed wages caused by the constant flooding of the labor market at the low-wage end.
The healthcare cost of the illegal workforce is especially burdensome, and is subsidized by taxpayers. To claim Medicaid, you must be legal, but as the Health and Human Services inspector general found, 47 states allow self-declaration of status for Medicaid. Many hospitals and clinics are going broke because of the constant stream of uninsured, many of whom are the estimated 12 million to 15 million illegal immigrants. This translates into reduced services, particularly for lower-income citizens.
The US population totaled 281 million in 2000. About 35 million, or 12.5 percent, were Latino. The Census Bureau projects that our population will reach 439 million in 2050, a 56 percent increase over the 2000 census. The Hispanic population in 2050 is projected at 133 million – 30 percent of the total and almost quadruple the 2000 level. Population growth is the principal threat to the environment via natural resource use, sprawl, and pollution. And population growth is fueled chiefly by immigration.
Consider what this, combined with worrisome evidence that Latinos are not melting into our cultural mainstream, means for the US. Latinos have contributed some positive cultural attributes, such as multigenerational family bonds, to US society. But the same traditional values that lie behind Latin America's difficulties in achieving democratic stability, social justice, and prosperity are being substantially perpetuated among Hispanic-Americans.
Prominent Latin Americans have concluded that traditional values are at the root of the region's development problems. Among those expressing that opinion: Peruvian writer Mario Vargas Llosa; Nobelist author Octavio Paz, a Mexican; Teodoro Moscoso, a Puerto Rican politician and US ambassador to Venezuela; and Ecuador's former president, Osvaldo Hurtado.
Latin America's cultural problem is apparent in the persistent Latino high school dropout rate – 40 percent in California, according to a recent study – and the high incidence of teenage pregnancy, single mothers, and crime. The perpetuation of Latino culture is facilitated by the Spanish language's growing challenge to English as our national language. It makes it easier for Latinos to avoid the melting pot and for education to remain a low priority, as it is in Latin America – a problem highlighted in recent books by former New York City deputy mayor Herman Badillo, a Puerto Rican, and Mexican-Americans Lionel Sosa and Ernesto Caravantes.
Language is the conduit of culture. Consider: There is no word in Spanish for "compromise" (compromiso means "commitment") nor for "accountability," a problem that is compounded by a verb structure that converts "I dropped (broke, forgot) something" into "it got dropped" ("broken," "forgotten").
As the USAID mission director during the first two years of the Sandinista regime in Nicaragua, I had difficulty communicating "dissent" to a government minister at a crucial moment in our efforts to convince the US Congress to approve a special appropriation for Nicaragua.
I was later told by a bilingual, bicultural Nicaraguan educator that when I used "dissent" what my Nicaraguan counterparts understood was "heresy." "We are, after all, children of the Inquisition," he added.
In a letter to me in 1991, Mexican-American columnist Richard Estrada described the essence of the problem of immigration as one of numbers. We should really worry, he wrote, "when the numbers begin to favor not only the maintenance and replenishment of the immigrants' source culture, but also its overall growth, and in particular growth so large that the numbers not only impede assimilation but go beyond to pose a challenge to the traditional culture of the American nation."
Obama should confront the challenges by enforcing immigration laws on employment to help end illegal immigration. We should calibrate legal immigration annually to (1) the needs of the economy, as Ms. Jordan urged, and (2) past performance of immigrant groups with respect to acculturation.
We must declare our national language to be English and discourage the proliferation of Spanish- language media. We should limit citizenship by birth to the offspring of citizens. And we should provide immigrants with easy-to-access educational services that facilitate acculturation, including English language, citizenship, and American values.
Lawrence Harrison directs the Cultural Change Institute at the Fletcher School, Tufts University, in Medford, Mass. He is the author of "The Central Liberal Truth: How Politics Can Change A Culture And Save It From Itself."

PEOPLES' INITIATIVE TO END LA RAZA MEXICAN OCCUPATION - Heard English Today?

From the Los Angeles Times
Activists push ballot initiative to end state benefits for illegal immigrants and their U.S.-born children
The measure would end public benefits to illegal residents, challenge the citizenship of their U.S.-born children, cut welfare payments to those children and impose new birth certificate requirements.
By Teresa Watanabe

July 13, 2009

In a stretch of desert just north of the U.S.-Mexico border, men and women in khakis and the colors of the American flag recently gathered at a border watch post they call Camp Vigilance and discussed their next offensive in the nation's immigration wars.

The target: Illegal immigrants and their U.S.-born children who receive public benefits.

The plan: a California ballot initiative that would end public benefits for illegal immigrants, cut off welfare payments for their children and impose new rules for birth certificates.

"We will be out in full force to qualify this initiative," said Barbara Coe, who helped develop Proposition 187, the 1994 measure that would have ended benefits to illegal immigrants but was ruled unconstitutional. "Illegals and their children are costing the state billions of dollars. It's invasion by birth canal."

Supporters of the initiative, recently unveiled by San Diego political activist Ted Hilton, hope to challenge the citizenship of children born in the United States to parents who are here illegally.

The 14th Amendment states that "All persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and the State wherein they reside." Backers of the initiative argue that illegal residents are not "subject to the jurisdiction" of the United States and that, as a result, their U.S.-born children should not be citizens.

Before Hilton, Coe and their allies can argue that point in court, however, they have many hurdles to overcome. Whether the initiative will even make it to the ballot remains to be seen. Organizers have just begun to collect the 488,000 voter signatures required to qualify the measure for the June 2010 election. So far, Hilton said, they have raised about $350,000 -- far short of the $4 million generally needed to pay signature gatherers to get a statewide initiative over that hurdle.

But illegal immigration was a powerful political issue in the economic downturn of the early 1990s, and the initiative's backers hope it will be again. Hilton said the group is enlisting an "enormous volunteer base" for the signature gathering. His organization, Taxpayer Revolution, has gathered endorsements from elected officials, including Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (R-Huntington Beach), the American Legion California chapter and immigration restrictionist groups such as NumbersUSA, Save Our State and Coe's California Coalition for Immigration Reform.

The drive coincides with decisions in several states -- including Oklahoma, Colorado Virginia, Arizona and Georgia -- to curtail medical care, mortgage loans, homeless shelter relief and other benefits for illegal immigrants amid the national economic downturn.

Officials estimate that California's 2.7 million illegal residents account for $4 billion to $6 billion of the state's roughly $105-billion budget. Most of those costs are associated with schools, prisons and emergency healthcare.

"Are we going to continue asking taxpayers to pay for these services when the state is completely out of money?" asked Hilton, who first rallied against illegal immigration two decades ago.

Most illegal residents contribute to the state through taxes and labor, but research indicates that the costs to state and local governments outweigh the additional tax revenue, at least in the short term.

The nonpartisan state legislative analyst's office says the measure could reduce costs by more than $1 billion a year if it survives legal challenges.

Peter Schey, a Los Angeles attorney who successfully challenged Proposition 187, said courts would almost certainly strike down the measure.

"This proposal . . . has no chance of surviving a constitutional challenge," he said. "It is plainly driven by racism and a desire to whip up xenophobia during difficult economic times for U.S. citizens."

Backers say, however, that they have carefully crafted the measure to avoid the legal pitfalls that doomed Proposition 187, which would have barred illegal immigrants from receiving any public social services, education and nonemergency medical care. Voters approved it, 59% to 41%, but a federal judge ruled that the measure unconstitutionally usurped federal jurisdiction over immigration.

This time, backers worked with attorneys who have helped craft successful efforts to curtail benefits in other states.

The new measure does not claim any state authority to regulate immigration, said Mike Hethmon, an attorney with the Washington-based Immigration Reform Law Institute who advised the initiative's authors. Instead, he said, it is based on federal authority delegated to the states to restrict access to benefits and verify applicants' eligibility.

Under the 1996 federal welfare reform law, illegal residents are barred from welfare, public housing, food assistance, unemployment aid and other federal benefits. California laws, however, allow illegal residents to receive some state and local benefits, including nonemergency medical care.

The initiative would require all applicants for public benefits to verify their legal status. And unlike Proposition 187, it would not attempt to curtail access to education.

The Supreme Court ruled in 1982 that states could not bar illegal immigrant children from schools.

The measure's most controversial provisions would take aim at the U.S.-born children of illegal immigrants. It would end state welfare to an estimated 48,000 households and 100,000 children, aid that now costs the state $640 million a year.

Currently, children of illegal immigrants can receive CalWorks benefits if their parents are poor enough to qualify for welfare. About 42% of child only" cases in the CalWorks program involve illegal-immigrant parents, state officials say.

The measure would also cut off CalWorks payments to the children of citizens or legal residents who fail to meet eligibility requirements for state aid because they are unwilling to work, addicted to drugs or absent, among other reasons.

The initiative would require that applicants for birth certificates verify their legal status.

Those who could not would have to present official identification from a foreign government, a record of any publicly funded costs for delivering the child and other information before receiving their child's birth certificate, which would be marked with the notation "foreign parent."

The records would be sent to Homeland Security officials.

Kristina Campbell, an attorney with the Mexican American Legal Defense & Education Fund in Los Angeles, said that provision is legally vulnerable. "You can't deny a U.S. citizen child a birth certificate," she said.

"They are entitled to equal protection of the law."

The views were different at Camp Vigilance, where many of the 300 people gathered for a Fourth of July program on illegal immigration flocked to sign the petition.

"Coming here in violation of our laws is an act of disrespect," said Tony Dolz, a native Cuban and campaign volunteer. "Those who break our laws should not benefit from it."

85% OF AMERICANS OPPOSE AMNESTY - OBAMA & THE LA RAZA DEMS ARE 100% FOR IT!

85% of Americans oppose amnesty (That's the bulk of all Americans)

"I am appalled to see my church denomination [support amnesty]! Surely this action was taken in a hasty and not well-thought-out manner. Where was the input from members? I had never heard that our leaders were going to vote on this issue and then, even worse, side with Senator Schumer in advocating amnesty for the millions who are taking over our country illegally."
Grace K. of Kansas

NumbersUSA Leads Effort to Call National Church Leaders Back from Pro-Amnesty Stance Opposed by Members in Pews!
This is Jim again, speaking for the NumbersUSA team. I'm pretty steamed right now. Looks like Grace from Kansas is unhappy as well. And if you've been reading our NumbersUSA newsletters, alerts, and blogs over the last week, you're probably upset too.

I have some new information for you, plus some things you can do about it.

Yesterday, Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-Ill.) held a mass rally on the Capitol's West Lawn to present the outline of his new mass amnesty / weak enforcement bill. Of course, his proposed legislation includes a path to citizenship for most of the illegal aliens currently in the U.S. Earlier this year, Gutierrez barnstormed the country, speaking to dozens of churches, arguing for more immigration and amnesty.

According to Gutierrez, granting amnesty to illegal aliens is the righteous, merciful, and just thing to do. To hear it from Gutierrez, entering America illegally is practically a civil right!

What about America's tens of millions of unemployed, who must compete with illegal aliens for jobs and scarce social services? Where's the compassion for these people? Hundreds of NumbersUSA members have written to me recently telling me they've been laid off. Anyone care about them?

You probably already know that many American church groups have recently been stampeded into endorsing a mass illegal alien amnesty. National church leaders are in near unanimous agreement that amnesty is wonderful. However, most rank-and-file church members seem strongly opposed to amnesty.

Why do I say that most church members oppose amnesty? Because about 85% of Americans are either actual church members or identify with an organized religion. That's the bulk of all Americans. But polls show that only 26% of Americans favor amnesty. So as you can see, most church members must actually oppose amnesty.

Even without their members support, last week the National Association of Evangelicals climbed on the amnesty bandwagon. Lots of churches belong to NAE, including the Assemblies of God, the Church of the Nazarene, and the Salvation Army. (Not on board are the Southern Baptists, Mormons, and various independent churches.) The Catholic Bishops had earlier endorsed amnesty, followed by various Methodist, Presbyterian, Lutheran, and Episcopal groups. Most major Jewish groups have also jumped on the amnesty bandwagon.

Last week, these religious groups testified before a Senate committee asking for a "comprehensive" immigration bill with a mass amnesty and weak enforcement.

Like many (but certainly not all) of you receiving this email, I am a church member. I'm taking it very seriously. But we Americans generally dislike religious leaders dictating political issues to us, especially when we're not consulted. We like it even less when church leaders troop up to Capitol Hill, stating or implying that they are speaking on behalf of their members.

Aren't you glad that NumbersUSA is here to warn the country when Open Borders people try something like this? Without NumbersUSA, the churches may have misrepresented their churches without too much opposition from their own members. NumbersUSA made sure the phones at churches' headquarters are ringing off the hook.

ICE ARRESTS 300 LOS ANGELES GANG MEMBER CRIMINALS - ONLY 800,000 TO GO!

ICE arrests nearly 300 local gang members as part of nationwide anti-gang effort

Daily News Wire Services
Updated: 10/15/2009 11:32:38 AM PDT


Authorities arrested 293 people in the Southland during a six-month anti-gang operation that netted 1,780 arrests nationwide in what a federal agency called the largest-ever nationwide anti-gang surge.
The law enforcement operation, conducted in 89 cities, ended Sept. 30, according to Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

As part of Operation Community Shield, federal ICE agents worked with federal, state, and local law enforcement partners to target transnational gangs, including Mara Salvatrucha 13 (MS-13), Surenos-13, the 18th Street Gang, Latin Kings, Bloods, Crips and Vatos Locos.

Such gangs have significant numbers of foreign-born members and are frequently involved in human smuggling and trafficking; narcotics smuggling and distribution; identity theft and benefits fraud; money laundering and bulk cash smuggling; weapons smuggling and arms trafficking; cyber crimes; export violations; and other crimes with a nexus to the border, ICE reported.

"Operation Community Shield has progressed from a program that targeted individual gang members for arrest, prosecution and removal to a successful strategy of dismantling the violent transnational gangs themselves," said Department of Homeland Security Assistant Secretary for ICE John Morton.

"The success of our public safety campaign in 2009 is testament to our unique law-enforcement authority and the strong partnerships we enjoy with our law enforcement partners from across the country," Morton said.
1,785 people arrested during the operation, 1,472 were gang members, associates or those otherwise criminally charged -- including almost 35 percent with violent criminal histories and 16 gang leaders. The others were arrested for immigration violations during the enforcement action and are in the midst of deportation proceedings.
ICE agents arrested 905 people on criminal charges ranging from attempted murder, aggravated assault and drug and firearms violations to charges of re-entering the country after deportation. Among those arrested were Elmer Fredy Hernandez-Ayala, a 29-year-old Salvadoran national and member of the 18th Street gang who was arrested in Los Angeles for re-entry after deportation.

Prior to his last deportation in March 2004, he was convicted of hit-and-run resulting in death or bodily injury. Hernandez's criminal history also includes charges of robbery, sodomy, battery and burglary.
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OBAMA - Selling Us Out to Banksters? Ilegals? Saudis? OR EVERYONE???

MEXICANOCCUPATION.blogspot.com

Why did Obama chose NAPOLITANO FOR SO CALLED “HOMELAND SECURITY”?.... THE SAME REASON HE SELECTED SOTOMAYER FOR THE HIGH COURT. OBAMA IS A HISPANDERER. SOTOMAYER IS A RANTING “WISE LATINA BITCH” THAT HAS A LONG HISTORY OF SERVICING THE CORPORATE INTERESTS ABOVE THE (AMERICAN) PEOPLE’S. JUST LIKE OBAMA!

JANET NAPOLITANO WAS SELECTED BY OBAMA BECAUSE SHE’S ALSO A HISPANDERING, OPEN BORDERS – AMNESTY, BIT BY BIT LA RAZA DEM. JUST LIKE OBAMA!

AN AMERICAN FROM ARIZONA SPEAKS:
Had enough of Napolitano??
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'GRRRRRRRR! GET RID OF THE WOMAN NOW!'

As Governor of Arizona, Janet Napolitano was a compadr├ę to
illegals who managed to sneak into OUR country and make it to Arizona. Once
there, they were ‘home free,” Napolitano gave them free college educations,
free daycare for their anchor babies, and raped Arizona taxpayers in many other
ways, too.

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OBAMA IS GOOD AT KISSING ASS!
HE’S KISSED AWAY MOST OF THE ECONOMY AND HANDED OVER TO HIS BANKSTER CRONIES.

WE ALL WATCHED HIM BEND OVER TO THE GROUND AND KISS THE ASS OF THE SAUDI DICTATOR, KING LARD BUCKET, THE FUCKERS THAT INVADED US 9-11.

IN THE FACE OF THE ENTIRE NATION, WE SAW OBAMA LIE TO US ABOUT HEALTHCARE FOR ILLEGALS.

NOW HE’S HISPANDERING FOR THE ILLEGALS’ VOTES.

FIGHTING TERRORIST? THE B BARBARIC TRIBESMEN OF AFGHANISTAN ARE NOT OUR ENEMY! THEY JUST WANT TO BE LEFT ALONE SO THEY CAN LIVE PEACEFULLY IN THEIR FUCKING CAVES.

OUR ENEMY IS MEXICO. BEING THE MEXICAN WELFARE STATE, AND HOME TO THE MEXICAN DRUG CARTEL, AND THE MEXICAN GANGS THAT HAVE NOW SPREAD ALL OVER THE COUNTRY IS A THREAT.

SO, WHY AGAIN ARE OUR BORDER LEFT OPEN TO THE MEXICAN PEOPLE THAT HATE OUR CULTURE, LAWS, FLAG AND LANGUAGE? OH, FOR THAT “CHEAP” MEXICAN LABOR, THAT HAPPENS TO BE STAGGERINGLY EXPENSIVE… EXCEPT TO WALL STREETERS.

TRULY, THERE IS A REASON WHY MOST OF THE FORTUNE 500 IS GENEROUS LA RAZA DONORS!


"This unbelievable move by the Obama administration represents a politicized attempt to hinder one of our most effective illegal immigration enforcement mechanisms," Rep. Trent Franks (R-Ariz.) and Rep. Lamar Smith (R-Tex.), ranking member of the House Judiciary Committee, said in a statement. …. IT’S ALL ABOUT GETTING THE ILLEGALS’ ILLEGAL VOTES. BOTH LINDA AND LORETTA SANCHEZ OF MEXICAN OCCUPIED ORANGE COUNTY, CA WON THEIR SEATS WITH THE VOTES OF THE ILLEGALS. THEY BOTH VOTE ONLY FOR BILLS THAT WILL EXPAND THE MEXICAN WELFARE STATE.


YIKES! DO I FEEL SECURE NOW FROM THE MEXICAN DRUG CARTEL, MEXICAN GANGS, MEXICAN ID THIEVES, MEXICAN CAR THIEVES, MEXICAN WELFARE CHEATS, AND MEXICAN FLAG WAVERS RANTING THAT THAT THEY DID NOT “CROSS THE BORDER, THE BORDER CROSS US!”…

IT’S PART OF OBAMA’S PROGRAM TO EXTEND THE ON GOING RAPE AND PILLAGE OF 20 YEARS OF BUSH, HILLARY, BILLARY, BUSH and their war profiteer, DIANNE FEINSTEIN and her lap-bitch BARBARA BOXER! ALL OF WHO ARE AT THE TOP OF THE LIST OF WHORES FOR BANKSTERS. HOW’D THAT HAPPEN?

OBAMA KNOWS THAT THE PEOPLE NOW HAVE A CLEAR PICTURE THAT “CHANGE” MEANS MORE CORPORATE PILLAGE. IT’S ON GOING, AND THE BANKSTERS ARE RACKING IT IN BY THE BILLIONS, WHILE HOMES ARE BEING FORECLOSED ON BY THE MILLIONS!

THIS RED-CARPET ADDICTED CLOWN OF AN EXCELLENT ACTOR KNOWS TO KEEP HIS BIG MOUTH SHUT. NO MORE OF THE “CHANGE” CRAP WILL BE COMING FROM HIM AS HE’S SURROUNDED HIMSELF WITH THE MOST CORRUPT OF THE LA RAZA DEMS, BANKSTERS, AND KISSED BIG BUSH SAUDI ASS IN PUBLIC NO LESS.

JUST AS THE BANKSTERS PREDICTED, AND PAID GOOD MONEY TO BUY THIS CLOWN BEFORE THE ELECTION THEY WILL COME THROUGH WITH PILES OF BRIBES WHEN OBAMA’ FACES BUYING ANOTHER 4 YEARS OF RENT-FREE ACTING GIGS.

ALL HE NEEDS ARE THE VOTES OF THE FUCKING MEXICAN FLAG WAVERS, AND HE CAN’T HISPANDER ENOUGH! OBAMA KISSES MEX ASS TO THE POINT SALSA DRIPS FROM HIS BIG MOUTH.

HIS ‘TRANSPARENT” ADMINISTRATION MEANT THAT HE RECENTLY HAD THE LA RAZA DEMS, LA RAZA, THE MEXICAN FASCIST POLITICAL PARTY FOR MEXICAN SUPREMACY INTO THE WHITE HOUSE TO WRITE THE NEXT WAVE OF BIT BY BIT AMNESTY. THE PRESS WAS FUCK NO INVITED!

IT’S ALL ABOUT GETTING THE ILLEGALS’ VOTES AND KEEPING OUR BORDERS (IN REALITY) OPEN AND POROUS SO THE MEXICANS INVADE, AND BRING ALONG WITH THEM THEIR RACIST HATRED OF AMERICAN, OUR FLAG, OUR LANGUAGE, AND OUR LAWS, AND DEPRESS WAGES.

BUT HOW “CHEAP” IS THE LABOR OF 38 MILLION ILLEGALS? CNN SAYS THE MEXICAN INVASION AND OCCUPATION DEPRESSES WAGES $200 - $300 BILLION A YEAR! IN MEXICAN OCCUPIED GANGLAND OF LOS ANGELES, ILLEGALS COLLECT $50 MILLION PER MONTH IN WELFARE.

YIPPEE FOR OBAMA! LA RAZA MAN OF THE YEAR!

“Nationwide, the program identified about 60,000 illegal immigrants for deportation over the past year, the highest number since the program was expanded nationwide in 2006.”


LA RAZA RACIST CONGRESSMAN LUIS GUTIERREZ WROTE TO REMIND OBAMA THAT THE LAWS OF THIS NATION ARE ANOTHER STUPID GRINGO JOKE. LIKE THE LAWS PROHIBITING THE EMPLOYMENT OF ILLEGALS WHICH CERTAINLY IS NOT ENFORCED IN MEXICAN OCCUPIED LOS ANGELES WERE 47% OF THOSE WITH A JOB ARE ILLEGALS!
Reps. Nydia Velazquez (D-N.Y.) and Luis Gutierrez (D-Ill.) wrote President Obama last month on behalf of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, calling on the White House to terminate the program.
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“In Mexico, a recent Zogby poll declared that the vast majority of Mexican citizens hate Americans. [22.2] Mexico is a country saturated with racism, yet in denial, having never endured the social development of a Civil Rights movement like in the US--Blacks are harshly treated while foreign Whites are often seen as the enemy. [22.3] In fact, racism as workplace discrimination can be seen across the US anywhere the illegal alien Latino works--the vast majority of the workforce is usually strictly Latino, excluding Blacks, Whites, Asians, and others.”
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DHS Reshapes Its Immigration Enforcement Program


By Spencer S. Hsu
Washington Post Staff Writer
Friday, October 16, 2009
A controversial federal program that deputizes state and local law enforcement agents to catch illegal immigrants is expanding under the Obama administration, despite changes announced this summer intended to curb alleged racial profiling and other police abuses.
The Department of Homeland Security is expected to report Friday morning that a small number of the 66 participating agencies have dropped out because of the new federal requirements, officials said. And those losses are offset by applications from 13 additional police and sheriff's departments, a federal official said, speaking on condition of anonymity before the formal announcement.
In the Washington area, sheriff's offices in Frederick, Loudoun and Prince William counties intend to continue to participate, according to local officials.
Nationwide, the program identified about 60,000 illegal immigrants for deportation over the past year, the highest number since the program was expanded nationwide in 2006. Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano in July said agencies that receive federal grants and training under the program would have 90 days to agree to new terms aimed at ending controversial police practices identified by congressional auditors and civil rights groups. Critics cited cases in which police conducted roadside stops and neighborhood sweeps aimed at Latinos and other ethnic groups, often arresting minorities for traffic and other minor offenses in pursuit of illegal immigrants.
Changed Focus

Instead of scaling back the program, as its critics wanted, DHS has reshaped it. The agency has reined in local police units that target illegal immigrants at large, directing the units instead to focus on those who commit major drug offenses or violent crimes, especially those already incarcerated. Most prominently, the agency cut back authority it had given to Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio, according to Arpaio. His operations in the Phoenix metropolitan area had led to charges of racial profiling and three federal investigations.
Although those and similar tactics had drawn the most controversy, they accounted for a small fraction of the 135,389 illegal immigrants caught under the program, according to new federal data obtained by The Washington Post. The vast majority -- 94 percent -- were found by checks at local and state jails. DHS is moving to expand jail checks, adding such agreements with eight new agencies, a federal official said.
"We've refocused the program on identifying and removing serious criminal offenders, whether in jail or on the street," said a U.S. official who spoke on the condition of anonymity because final decisions had not been made. The official said the new rules show that the Obama administration is intent on enforcing immigration laws against dangerous illegal immigrants and upholding civil rights.
DHS has determined that in Maricopa County, for example, the program to identify illegal immigrants already in jail -- accounting for nearly 90 percent of the county's total arrests under the program -- may continue, the sheriff said. But the agency found that the county's task force aimed at finding illegal immigrants in the community was not being operated "in a manner consistent with our law enforcement policies," the U.S. official said.
ICE spokeswoman Kelly Nantel declined to comment on the status of any participating agency.
Critics on Both Sides

Jessica Vaughan, an analyst with the Center for Immigration Statistics, which seeks greater immigration restrictions, said the administration needs local agencies to be satisfied with the new federal rules to maintain its credibility over immigration enforcement. Nevertheless, the changes did not please the most vocal critics on either side.
Supporters of tougher enforcement have championed Arpaio.
"This unbelievable move by the Obama administration represents a politicized attempt to hinder one of our most effective illegal immigration enforcement mechanisms," Rep. Trent Franks (R-Ariz.) and Rep. Lamar Smith (R-Tex.), ranking member of the House Judiciary Committee, said in a statement.
Arpaio, whose, 4,000-employee department has caught more illegal immigrants under the program than any other agency -- more than 20 percent of the nationwide total -- vowed to defy the new U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement rules and continue arrests in the community. He said deputies will conduct another "crime suppression" raid Friday and turn over illegal immigrants found violating traffic laws or other civil offenses to federal authorities. If ICE refuses to take them, Arpaio said, he will take them to the next closest federal agency, probably the U.S. Border Patrol at the Mexican border.
"I can't understand why they are bullying this law enforcement agency for political reasons when we've been so successful," Arpaio said in an interview. "We're going to go out again [Friday] -- the same way we've been doing it."
A coalition of more than 500 local and national civil liberties and immigrant groups have opposed the federal program, saying it hampers public safety by intimidating immigrant communities from reporting crimes to the police and diverting police from investigating more serious crimes.
Reps. Nydia Velazquez (D-N.Y.) and Luis Gutierrez (D-Ill.) wrote President Obama last month on behalf of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, calling on the White House to terminate the program.
Omar C. Jadwat, staff attorney with the ACLU Immigrants' Rights Project, cited a report last month by the University of California at Berkeley School of Law as evidence that the administration's shift to jail checks would encourage some local police to arrest and book more minorities so their immigration status could be determined once they were behind bars. That study found that police in Irving, Tex., working with a separate ICE program, increased arrests of Hispanics for minor offenses by nearly 150 percent between April and September 2007.
"Focusing on jail programs as opposed to these [investigative] task force programs doesn't eliminate the serious problems we've seen with profiling," Jadwat said.
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Lou Dobbs Tonight
Thursday, October 15, 2009

E-Verify -- the single most successful federal program aimed at keeping illegal immigrants out of the nation's workforce is once again being threatened. Permanent reauthorization for the program -- which has a 99.7-percent accuracy rate -- has been pulled from pending legislation. Now the program is set to expire in just 3-years. The change was made behind closed doors in the Senate -- without public comment or debate.


Lou Dobbs Tonight
Wednesday, October 14, 2009

New attempts to put comprehensive immigration reform back on the front burner. Congressman Luis Gutierrez -- the chair of the Democratic Caucus Immigration Task Force -- is unveiling new legislation that would call for amnesty for the up to 20 million illegal immigrants in this country.
Congressman Gutierrez will join me tonight


Lou Dobbs Tonight
Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Television
* An alarming new study shows consumers the foods most likely to cause dangerous and deadly outbreaks. The group The Center for Science in the Public Interest is blasting the FDA for failing to protect you from food borne illness... something we’ve been doing on our broadcast for years. We will have a special report.

* The Obama administration could be weakening a successful joint federal and local program aimed at keeping illegal immigrants off our streets. "287 G" gives local police the training and authority to enforce federal immigration law. Supporters of the program believe the ministration wants to limit the program to criminal illegal immigrants already in custody -- limiting the investigative authority of police.

Lou Dobbs Tonight
Monday, October 5, 2009

Has American society and capitalism run its course? Foreign critics and academics are predicting the fall of capitalism -- and the collapse of America's dominance in world
affairs. It's not the first time dire predictions have been made. We'll report on just who is making these predictions -- and why.
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And Father PATRICK BASCIO has a remarkably different perspective on illegal immigration from that of most Christian clergymen-one he’s outlined in a remarkable new book entitled
On the Immorality of Illegal Immigration: An Alternative Christian View.
Lou Dobbs Tonight
Monday, September 28, 2009


And T.J. BONNER, president of the National Border Patrol Council, will weigh in on the federal government’s decision to pull nearly 400 agents from the U.S.-Mexican border. As always, Lou will take your calls to discuss the issues that matter most-and to get your thoughts on where America is headed. Call him toll-free on the Independent Hotline at 877-55 DOBBS.

Lou Dobbs Tonight
Tuesday, September 08, 2009

Federal contractors now must use E-verify to check the status of their employees on federal projects. The rule which goes into effect today will affect almost 169,000 contractors and some 3.8 million workers. The E-verify program has an accuracy rating of 99.6% but has been repeatedly challenged by the U.S. Chamber of Congress. We will have a full report tonight.
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Lou Dobbs Tonight
Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Also.. Americans are opposing the Democratic Party’s health care agenda in ever increasing numbers. A new opinion poll says the number of people who disapprove of the way the President is handling health care has risen from 42 percent to 52 percent in just one month. We’ll analyze those numbers .. and what they mean for the Obama Administration.

Lou Dobbs Tonight
Thursday, July 9, 2009

And Harvard economics professor JEFFREY MIRON will weigh in on the state of the U.S. economy—and why the only plausible argument for bailing out banks crumbles on close examination.


Lou Dobbs Tonight
And there are some 800,000 gang members in this country: That’s more than the combined number of troops in our Army and Marine Corps. These gangs have become one of the principle ways to import and distribute drugs in the United States. Congressman David Reichert joins Lou to tell us why those gangs are growing larger and stronger, and why he’s introduced legislation to eliminate the top three international drug gangs.
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Lou Dobbs Tonight
Senator Ted Kennedy kicked off a week of events and meetings focusing on immigration before he introduces legislation promoting amnesty for millions of illegal aliens living in the United States. Today, Kennedy met with Cardinal Roger Mahony, an outspoken and controversial supporter of illegal aliens and Kennedy’s bill. Senators McCain, Kennedy and Representatives
Flake and Gutierrez are expected to unveil their legislation later this month. We’ll have a full report.

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Lou Dobbs Tonight
Thursday, September 18, 2008

Another victory for American workers in Arizona. Yesterday, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals upheld the get-tough employer sanctions law in the state. The law hits employers who knowingly hire illegal aliens with strict penalties and in some cases even strips businesses of their licenses. A lower court upheld the same law in February. But open-borders and amnesty groups along with the business lobby are considering yet another appeal.

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Lou Dobbs Tonight
Monday, February 11, 2008
In California, League of United Latin American Citizens has adopted a resolution to declare "California Del Norte" a sanctuary zone for immigrants. The declaration urges the Mexican government to invoke its rights under the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo "to seek third nation neutral arbitration of ....disputes concerning immigration laws and their enforcement." We’ll have the story.
Last year, Prince William County, Virginia passed an initiative to allow local police to check the immigration status of anyone in police custody. The county recently held its first immigration training session for local police officers. We’ll have a look inside the training.
Mexican President Felipe Calderon is in New York today on the first leg his five day tour across America to meddle in immigration issues in the United States. This is his first visit to the U.S. since he became President in 2006, but he will not meet with President Bush or any of the presidential candidates, who he has accused of spewing anti immigrant rhetoric. Join us for that report.
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Lou Dobbs Tonight Wednesday, March 5, 2008
Immigration experts are appearing on Capitol Hill today to release the results of a study showing the cost of illegal immigration on the criminal justices system in the 24 U.S. counties bordering Mexico–more $1 billion in less than a decade.
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Lou Dobbs Tonight
Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Gov. Schwarzenegger said California is facing “financial Armageddon”. He is making drastic cuts in the budget for education, health care and services. But there is one place he isn’t making cuts… services for illegal immigrants. These services are estimated to cost the state four to five billion dollars a year. Schwarzenegger said he is “happy” to offer these services. We will have a full report tonight.
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Lou Dobbs Tonight
Thursday, May 28, 2009

Plus drug cartel violence is spreading across our border with Mexico further into the United States. Mexican drug cartels are increasingly being linked to crimes in this country. Joining Lou tonight, from our border with Mexico is the new “border czar” Alan Bersin, the Department of Homeland Security Assistant Secretary for International Affairs and Special Representative for Border Affairs.

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Lou Dobbs Tonight
Monday, April 20, 2009

And compelling new evidence that H-1B visas for foreign workers lower the pay of information technology workers in this country. Critics say the report, by NYU’s Stern School of Business and Pennsylvania’s Wharton School, proves that corporate elites are importing cheap overseas labor simply to lower the wages of American workers. We’ll have a special report.

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Lou Dobbs Tonight
Thursday, April 9, 2009

Plus, outrage after President Obama prepares to push ahead with his plan for so-called comprehensive immigration reform. Pres. Obama is fulfilling a campaign promise to give
legal status to millions of illegal aliens as he panders to the pro-amnesty, open borders lobby. Tonight we will have complete coverage.
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Lou Dobbs Tonight
Monday, February 16, 2009
Construction of the 670 miles of border fence mandated by the Bush administration is almost complete. The Border Patrol says the new fencing, more agents and new technology
have reduced illegal alien apprehensions. But fence opponents are trying to stop the last few miles from being finished. We will have a full report, tonight.


Plus, even open border advocates agree that the most effective way of fighting illegal immigration is to crack down on the employment of illegal aliens. Yet, those same groups are
opposed to E-Verify, which has an initial accuracy rate of 99.6% making it one the most accurate programs ever. E-Verify was stripped from the stimulus bill but who stripped it out and who is opposed to verifying employment status is still not clear.
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Lou Dobbs Tonight
Friday, October 17, 2008

Tonight, a Supreme Court ruling is putting our democracy at risk. The court today overturned a federal appeals court decision that would have forced Ohio to do more to verify questionable voter registrations. We’ll have the very latest in our special report.

Plus, in the War on the Middle Class tonight, a government program is found to be rampant with fraud and abuse, giving even more American jobs to foreign workers. A new Department of Homeland Security report shows cases of violations, forgery and shell businesses in the H-1B visa program. We’ll have that and much more.
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Lou Dobbs Tonight
Tuesday, January 13, 2009

In Colorado, over 1,300 illegal aliens are being investigated for applying for improper tax refunds. The ACLU has written a letter to the judge threatening to sue if the judge convenes a grand jury to investigate the case. We will have all the latest developments of the case as well as the ACLU’s bullying in pursuit of their amnesty agenda.
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Lou Dobbs Tonight
Tuesday, February 3, 2009

And WILLIAM GHEEN, the president of Americans for Legal Immigration, breaks down his push for E-Verify—and why the Obama administration is wrong to delay its implementation when it comes to federal contractors.