Saturday, June 30, 2007
Great day for Hershey rally
Weather was ideal - bright sun, slight breeze, not too humid... We were perched on a "grassy knoll" as Gary Sutton called it, just off the parking lot of the Hershey Lodge.
We had several speakers, including me! My first time..
Naturally most of us were basking in the glow of victory from handing a "crushing defeat" to the Scamnesty Bill S 1639 and President Bush on Thursday. And most of us reiterated that we will not stop until we see our current immigration laws enforced which will have illegal aliens leaving on their own through attrition.
For any of you who met me in Hershey - my "other" blog - the one that is more up to date than this one since the new one keeps me much busier with a discussion forum - is http://illegalprotest.com
Pictures and video from the rally shortly.
Tuesday, June 19, 2007
Do deportations keep us safe?
We investigate in this weeks Blogs For Borders Video Blogburst.
Please remember the agents! Noe Aleman, Agents Ramos & Compean, Agent Gilmer.
Read more on the 'Deportation Joke" here.
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Monday, June 18, 2007
Friday, June 15, 2007
And 100% Preventable!
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March For America is this weekend! Are you going? If not, why not? Along with the big 'do' in DC there are events in several states.
As we said in the "Emergency Burst" the horrifically bad S. 1348 isn't dead yet, please help put it out of our misery!
Noe Aleman headed to jail on Monday, whatever help you can offer is deeply appreciated.
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Thursday, June 14, 2007
Dana Rohrabacher says patriotic Americans stopped the shamnesty bill
Key Senators to call:
Sunday, June 10, 2007
Learn more about your congresscritters stance on immigration at the excellent "Immigration Stance."
If you're not already a member please make sure to sign up with NumbersUSA, they bring you the 411 on the who to call, when to call them, and what to yell at them about!
If you're unsure why this is an important fight? Watch this video made by Roy Beck of NumbersUSA and it details the demographic realities that this bill would only make worse.
H/T Maggie's Notebook
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Thursday, June 07, 2007
Thank you NumbersUSA, Grassfire, ALIPAC and many other groups who helped focus our efforts on Washington!
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A broad immigration bill to legalize millions of people in the U.S. unlawfully failed a crucial test vote Thursday evening, a stunning setback that could spell its defeat for the year.
A disappointed Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nevada, lamented the failure to find ways to make the bill acceptable to Republicans who objected to it and withdrew the measure from consideration.
"People worked very, very hard on this bill," he said after a vote to conclude debate went down to defeat.
Still, Reid said he believed the bill would eventually pass and that he would keep working toward a "grand bargain" between liberals and conservatives on immigration.
Thursday evening's 45-50 vote followed 33-63 vote earlier in the day. Sixty votes were needed to limit debate on the immigration measure and put it on a path to passage.
Republicans -- even those who helped craft the measure and are expected to support it -- banded together to oppose that move, while a majority of Democrats backed it.
Republicans were seeking assurances they would get chances to add several conservative-backed changes that would toughen the measure.
Proponents in both parties were scrambling to find a way of reversing a blow their compromise sustained earlier Thursday, when the Senate voted to phase out the bill's temporary worker program after five years.
The 49-48 vote came two weeks after the Senate, also by a one-vote margin, rejected the same amendment by Sen. Byron Dorgan. The North Dakota Democrat says immigrants take many jobs Americans could fill.
The reversal dismayed backers of the immigration bill, which is supported by President Bush but loathed by many conservatives. Business interests and their congressional allies were already angry that the temporary worker program had been cut in half from its original 400,000-person-a-year target.
A five-year sunset, they said, could knock the legs from the precarious bipartisan coalition aligned with the White House. The Dorgan amendment "is a tremendous problem, but it's correctable," said Sen. Arlen Specter, R-Pennsylvania. The coalition will try as early as Thursday to persuade at least one senator to help reverse the outcome yet again, he said.
Until the Dorgan vote was tallied, Specter and other leaders of the so-called "grand bargain" on immigration had enjoyed a fairly good day.
They had turned back a bid to reduce the number of illegal immigrants who could gain lawful status. They also defeated an effort to postpone the bill's shift to an emphasis on education and skills among visa applicants as opposed to family connections.
And they fended off an amendment, by Sen. Barack Obama, D-Illinois, that would have ended a new point system for those seeking permanent resident "green cards" after five years rather than 14 years.
All three amendments were seen as potentially fatal blows to the bill, which would tighten borders, hike penalties for those who hire illegals and give many of the country's estimated 12 million illegal immigrants a pathway to legal status.
The Senate voted 51-46 to reject a proposal by Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, to bar criminals -- including those ordered by judges to be deported -- from gaining legal status. Democrats siphoned support from Cornyn's proposal by winning adoption, 66-32, of a rival version that would bar a more limited set of criminals, including certain gang members and sex offenders, from gaining legalization.
Sen. John McCain, R-Arizona, alone among his party's presidential aspirants in backing the immigration measure, opposed Cornyn's bid and backed the Democratic alternative offered by Sen. Edward M. Kennedy, D-Massachusetts.
Senators also rejected a proposal by Robert Menendez, D-New Jersey, that would have delayed the bill's shift in favor of attracting foreign workers with needed skills as opposed to keeping families together. Menendez won 53 votes, seven short of the 60 needed under a Senate procedural rule invoked by his opponents.
Menendez's proposal would have allowed more than 800,000 people who had applied for permanent legal status by the beginning of 2007 to obtain green cards based purely on their family connections -- a preference the bill ends for most relatives who got in line after May 2005.
Meanwhile, Sen. Hillary Clinton, D-New York, fell short in her bid to remove limits on visas for the spouses and minor children of immigrants with permanent resident status.
While several Cornyn amendments failed, he prevailed on one matter opposed by the grand bargainers. That amendment, adopted 57 to 39, would make it easier to locate and deport illegal immigrants whose visa applications are rejected.
The bill would have barred law enforcement agencies from seeing applications for so-called Z visas, which can lead to citizenship if granted. Cornyn said legal authorities should know if applicants have criminal records that would warrant their deportation.
Opponents said eligible applicants might be afraid to file applications if they believe they are connected to deportation actions. Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-California, said in an interview that Cornyn's amendment was "not a deal-killer" but would have to be changed in House-Senate negotiations.
In this weeks edition...
Johnny Sutton puts another Border Patrol agent behind bars, wait till you hear why!
A gangbanger responds to MJ!
And three horrific crimes that would have been prevented had our president done his job!
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Learn more about Noe Aleman here, and donate here.
Digger's had the opportunity to interview Noe in Washington his report is here.
As always, we need to keep the pressure on until the 'Shamnesty Bill' dies a fitting death. You know what to do.
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Monday, June 04, 2007
Here is his contact info. Oh, and he lives in Searchlight, NV. Can't be too hard to find out where he lives if you want to go pay him a visit and let him know how you feel about "comprehensive immigration reform"
Press Release of Senator Reid
Reid Receives Award for Support of Mexican American Community
Thursday, May 31, 2007
Las Vegas, NV - U.S. Senator Harry Reid of Nevada received an award today from the Mexican Government, in recognition of his efforts to bring a Mexican consulate office to the area.
I recognize the important role and significance of having a Mexican Consulate office in Clark County," said Reid. "The Consul plays an important role in providing valuable information and services to the Mexican community. Before the Consulate opened, people in Clark County who sought Mexican consular services had to travel four hours to San Bernadino. I'm glad that I was able to help the Mexican Community fill that need."
"His [Reid's] support to Consul Berenice Rendón in opening the Mexican Consulate in Las Vegas was fundamental," said Consul Mariano Lemus Gas. "...The Mexican Consulate believes that Senator Harry Reid deserves recognition for his contribution to the opening of this office."
Reid and his staff worked closely with the Mexican Embassy to help bring the Consulate Office to Las Vegas. The Las Vegas Consulate Office, which officially opened in February 2002, was the 47th to open in the United States. In 2005, Consul Mariano Lemus Gas was assigned to the Las Vegas office.
The Consulate Office provides many services to the Mexican American Community including:
Information about requirements for traveling to Mexico Helping Mexican Nationals obtain consular identification cards Issuing Mexican Nationals passports Educating business people about travel and trade between the United States and Mexico Arranges for the return to Mexico of those who have died in the United States Helps with reunification of separated families Protects labor rights and helps recover back wages Promotes government programs such as education, health, and social development for those participating in the Institute for Mexicans Living Abroad
Reid is committed to fighting for the Hispanic communities in Nevada. Reid has voted to raise the minimum wage; he supports tough and fair immigration reform; and he is working to ensure that states don't run out of money for children's health programs.
During today's ceremony, Reid joined Consul Gas to present the Ohtli Award to Pricilla Rocha and Araceli Paredes for their efforts to strengthen the community.
U.S. Senator Harry Reid of Nevada and Consul Mariano Lemus Gas present the Ohtli Award to Pricilla Rocha and Araceli Paredes.