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McCain: The Illegal Immigration Candidate

Posted by Willmoore on Jan 29th, 2008

Say what you will about McCain, but he is a man who sticks to his principles, come what may. For example, the principle that 12 million illegals should be given amnesty and allowed to continue working in the United States.

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January 31, 2008 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , | Leave a comment

Presidential Candidates views on illegal immigration

Immigration and Amnesty

With the presidential primary elections right around the corner, nothing could be more important than being educated about the positions of the Presidential Candidates on the issues. Immigration policy is one of the hottest issues this cycle, so below are links to all of the GOP Candidates’ immigration policy pages so you can be more informed about where they stand on the issues.

 
 
 

January 29, 2008 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Senator Sessions Challenges Candidates to Clarify Their Positions on Immigration

From FAIR:

In a speech given before an audience at the Heritage Foundation in Washington D.C. on Thursday, Senator Jeff Sessions (R-AL) unveiled a fifteen-point questionnaire aimed at clarifying the immigration positions of the presidential candidates. According to the Senator, the current candidates have not been specific in their immigration positions. “Commitment to the items on the list will indicate how sincere and serious a candidate is about ending the culture of unlawful immigration,” said Sessions. (The Birmingham News, January 25, 2008)

The questionnaire asks whether the candidates would take various steps on the way to true immigration reform in the United States. Among these steps are the building of the border fence, requiring businesses to use E-Verify, expanding the 287(g) program, and punishing sanctuary cities. Senator Sessions estimated that taking the actions outlined in the questionnaire would reduce illegal immigration to the U.S. by 80 percent within the next few years. To see a copy of the questionnaire, click here.

January 29, 2008 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , | Leave a comment

Who is Juan Hernandez and why is he working for John McCain?

By Digger

Exclusive video from Digger’s Realm “Who is Juan Hernandez?” Watch it now!

Juan Hernandez, the former Mexican Secretary For Immigration Affairs under the Vicente Fox administration in Mexico, has been discovered to be working for the John McCain campaign as their Hispanic Outreach Director. For those who don’t know Juan Hernandez is a dual citizen of the United States and Mexico. Having worked in Mexico’s government and now apparently in ours, I consider him a double agent and obviously not working in just the best interests of the United States, but in the best interests of Mexico as well. These best interests include allowing millions of illegal aliens in the United States to remain here and in the future for millions more to come.

Hernandez has been quoted, and as you’ll see in the video in his own words, as saying that the Mexicans who do remain here in the United States are hoped to remain loyal to Mexico. Is this the kind of immigrants we want in this country? Do we really want people with loyalties to other countries remaining legally here and obtaining citizenship?

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January 27, 2008 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , | 2 Comments

Bill Graham, Candidate for North Carolina Governor speaks to bloggers

By NC Voice
http://www.ncvoice.info/
January 15, 2008

North Carolina Governor candidate Bill Graham ( http://graham2008.com/ ) took time to speak with several bloggers about issues facing North Carolinians. NC Voice was invited to participate in the conference call.

We expected a political speech, but instead he opened the meeting by asking us for questions. “When I am elected, there will be weekly conference calls with constituent groups throughout the state”, Mr. Graham states.

Most of the questions are about illegal immigration. An issue he is very clear about.

  • The 287(g) program should be expanded beyond sheriff’s departments; to all levels of law enforcement, including local police and DMV.
  • Allowing illegal aliens into our college system takes seats away from North Carolinian students and workers that need training
  • Certainly supports foreign students with valid visa’s; students that overstay their visa’s should be sent home
  • Support the needs of farmers who need workers, but they need to obey the rules — need to get back to the days where the workers come and do the work and then leave to go home when they are done

We had an opportunity to ask about the work NC Voice is doing:

“NC Voice has investigated construction and services businesses in Alamance county and has found over 40 that do not hold privilege licenses, do not withhold employment taxes, and do not list business assets for taxes. The State Attorney General’s office has not helped with the investigation. Local government has provided very little help. As Governor, is this something Mr. Graham would be able to help with? Would he support something similar to the employer workforce accountability program in Missouri ( https://www.ago.mo.gov/cgi-bin/forms/employer_workforce_accountability.cgi )?”

The answer was “absolutely I would help”. He has several businesses and doesn’t want other businesses to gain an illegal or improper advantage. Again, it is viewed as clearcut right or wrong type of issue.

“The department of revenue should be able to handle” with current laws and if they are not, someone should “go have a fireside chat with them”. Mr. Graham would employ every “ways and means available to make the illegal businesses comply”.

We want to thank Mr. Graham and his staff for inviting us. We welcome the opportunity to speak with candidates about illegal immigration and the effects it has on our community.

January 26, 2008 Posted by | bill graham for governor, nc voice, north carolina, Uncategorized | , , , , | 1 Comment

Ted Hayes Launches Congressional Campaign Against Maxine Waters

By Digger

Ted Hayes, arguably the most outspoken black man in America when it comes to illegal immigration’s impact on the black community, has jumped into the California 35th district congressional race. Hayes has been active in the fight for the rights of homeless people for years. In 1993 Hayes founded the Dome Village. A community of 20 geodesic domes setup for homeless in Los Angeles.Hayes is the co-founder of Crispus Attucks Brigade which states as its main goal to “move American Blacks peoples to take their rightful and dutiful role to stop illegal immigration into the United States of America.” The group compares the current influx of illegal aliens as the new slaves in America and says that no black person should be in favor of it.

In addition, Hayes is the National Chair of Choose Black America, a group of advocates of choosing Black Americans for jobs instead of illegal aliens. They also stand against the impact that illegal immigration is having on the education system and its impact on the black community.

Hayes is taking on Maxine Waters who has served the 35th district since 1991. Maxine Waters has one of the worst immigration records. Waters is horrible at border security and interior enforcement. She has voted in favor of in-state tuition for illegal aliens and for education, welfare and health care benefits for illegal aliens. She has voted for the visa lottery and chain migration to continue. and immigration laws in the whole House.I have met Ted Hayes personally. He is a true patriot. While me and Ted don’t agree on everything, I fully support his run for the 35th congressional district in California.

With the presidential contest looking like it will come down to two supporters of amnesty, we, the American people, need to get behind congressional reps who will stand up for us!

If you’d like to help Ted Hayes he is all set up to accept donations please head to his website and you’ll find the donation link at the top of the page.

January 26, 2008 Posted by | ted hayes, Uncategorized | , | Leave a comment

E-Verify (formerly Basic Pilot Program) Fact Sheet

ABOUT E-VERIFY:

• E-Verify is a free and simple to use Web-based system that electronically verifies the employment eligibility of newly hired employees. For more information on E-Verify, visit www.dhs.gov/E-Verify.

• E-Verify is a partnership between the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the Social Security Administration. U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) oversees the program.

E-Verify is a re-branding of its predecessor, the Basic Pilot/Employment Eligibility Verification Program, which has been in existence since 1997. The Basic Pilot is being re-branded to highlight key enhancements in the program, including a new photo screening tool that helps employers to detect forged or faked immigration documents.

• E-Verify works by allowing participating employers to electronically compare employee information taken from the Form I-9 (the paper based employee eligibility verification form used for all new hires) against more than 425 million records in the Social Security Administration’s (SSA) database and more than 60 million records in DHS immigration databases. Results are returned within seconds.

E-Verify is the only official U.S. government source that provides employers in the United States with real-time data that takes the subjectivity out of verifying employment eligibility.

• The primary goals of the EEV program are to protect jobs, not lose jobs, for authorized U.S. workers and to ensure a legal workforce in the United States.

Currently, more than 19,000 employers are enrolled in E-Verify and 1000 new employers are signing up each month. The system is currently capable of handling up to 25 million inquiries a year.

• Through E-Verify, participating employers have successfully matched 92 percent of new hires to DHS and SSA database information. Of the remaining 8 percent that were not matched, less than one percent of those employees contested the result.

E-VERIFY ENHANCEMENTS:
PHOTO TOOL

E-Verify’s new photo screening tool—to be launched by August 31, 2007— will be the beginning of biometric verification within the E-Verify system. This additional feature will be the first step in giving employers the tools they need to detect identify theft in the employment eligibility process.

• The photo tool screening feature will work by allowing an employer to check the photo on their new hire’s Employment Authorization Document (EAD) or Permanent Resident Card (green card) against the 14.8 million images stored in DHS immigration databases.

• The employer will be able to compare identical photos—one from the card presented to the employee to the card image in the USCIS database. The photo screening tool is designed to detect when a photo is superimposed on an authentic immigration identification card or when the document is counterfeit but contains valid information with a different photo.

The photo screening tool feature was piloted with a subset of E-Verify employers beginning in March 2007 and is scheduled to become a feature for all new and existing users of E-Verify by August 31, 2007.

OTHER ENHANCEMENTS:

• The photo screening feature is the answer to detecting some, but not all, forms of identity theft used in the employment eligibility verification process. E-Verify is constantly enhancing and improving its access to real time data by including more DHS databases in its system with the primary goal of driving down the mismatch rate.

Other key enhancements coming in the future include an option for employers to generate letters for their employees in Spanish and other languages, an E-Verify website that will have a mini-tutorial for employers considering enrolling, web-based resources for employees on their rights and responsibilities, and a marketing and advertising campaign to educate employers on the benefits of E-Verify.

Source: U.S. Department of Homeland Security Fact Sheet; August 9, 2007

Related items:
Making the E-Verify (formerly Basic Pilot Program) Work for Your Business

– How to Start Using the E-Verify (formerly Basic Pilot Program)
Federal “Basic Pilot” Verification Program is an Effective and Business-friendly Tool
– Who’s A Legal Employee?

– Introduction to the IMAGE program
– IMAGE Program FAQ
Simple Policy Change Helps Businesses Avoid Illegal-Alien Embarrassment
View Smart Businesses in your area that use the E-Verify (formerly Basic Pilot Program)
– Questions and Answers about the E-Verify (formerly Basic Pilot Program)

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January 26, 2008 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , | Leave a comment

Mexico’s Immigration Law: Let’s Try It Here at Home

By J. Michael Waller


Birthplace of the
Mexican constitution,
Queretaro, Mexico

Mexico has a radical idea for a rational immigration policy that most Americans would love. However, Mexican officials haven’t been sharing that idea with us as they press for our Congress to adopt the McCain-Kennedy immigration reform bill.

That’s too bad, because Mexico, which annually deports more illegal aliens than the United States does, has much to teach us about how it handles the immigration issue. Under Mexican law, it is a felony to be an illegal alien in Mexico.

At a time when the Supreme Court and many politicians seek to bring American law in line with foreign legal norms, it’s noteworthy that nobody has argued that the U.S. look at how Mexico deals with immigration and what it might teach us about how best to solve
our illegal immigration problem. Mexico has a single, streamlined law that ensures that foreign visitors and immigrants are:

  • in the country legally;
  • have the means to sustain themselves economically;
  • not destined to be burdens on society;
  • of economic and social benefit to society;
  • of good character and have no criminal records; and
  • contributors to the general well-being of the nation.

The law also ensures that:

  • immigration authorities have a record of each foreign visitor;
  • foreign visitors do not violate their visa status;
  • foreign visitors are banned from interfering in the country’s internal politics;
  • foreign visitors who enter under false pretenses are imprisoned or deported;
  • foreign visitors violating the terms of their entry are imprisoned or deported;
  • those who aid in illegal immigration will be sent to prison.

Who could disagree with such a law? It makes perfect sense. The Mexican constitution strictly defines the rights of citizens — and the denial of many fundamental rights to non-citizens, illegal and illegal. Under the constitution, the Ley General de Población, or
General Law on Population, spells out specifically the country’s immigration policy.

It is an interesting law — and one that should cause us all to ask, Why is our great southern neighbor pushing us to water down our own immigration laws and policies, when its own immigration restrictions are the toughest on the continent? If a felony is a
crime punishable by more than one year in prison, then Mexican law makes it a felony to be an illegal alien in Mexico.

If the United States adopted such statutes, Mexico no doubt would denounce it as a manifestation of American racism and bigotry.

We looked at the immigration provisions of the Mexican constitution. [1] Now let’s look at Mexico’s main immigration law.

Mexico welcomes only foreigners who will be useful to Mexican society:

  • Foreigners are admitted into Mexico “according to their possibilities of contributing to national progress.” (Article 32)
  • Immigration officials must “ensure” that “immigrants will be useful elements for the country and that they have the necessary funds for their sustenance” and for their dependents. (Article 34)
  • Foreigners may be barred from the country if their presence upsets “the equilibrium of the national demographics,” when foreigners are deemed detrimental to “economic or national interests,” when they do not behave like good citizens in their own country, when they have broken Mexican laws, and when “they are not found to be physically or mentally healthy.” (Article 37)
  • The Secretary of Governance may “suspend or prohibit the admission of foreigners when he determines it to be in the national interest.” (Article 38)

Mexican authorities must keep track of every single person in the country:

  • Federal, local and municipal police must cooperate with federal immigration authorities upon request, i.e., to assist in the arrests of illegal immigrants. (Article 73)
  • A National Population Registry keeps track of “every single individual who comprises the population of the country,” and verifies each individual’s identity. (Articles 85 and 86)
  • A national Catalog of Foreigners tracks foreign tourists and immigrants (Article 87), and assigns each individual with a unique tracking number (Article 91).

Foreigners with fake papers, or who enter the country under false pretenses, may be imprisoned:

  • Foreigners with fake immigration papers may be fined or imprisoned. (Article 116)
  • Foreigners who sign government documents “with a signature that is false or different from that which he normally uses” are subject to fine and imprisonment. (Article 116)

Foreigners who fail to obey the rules will be fined, deported, and/or imprisoned as felons:

  • Foreigners who fail to obey a deportation order are to be punished. (Article 117)
  • Foreigners who are deported from Mexico and attempt to re-enter the country without authorization can be imprisoned for up to 10 years. (Article 118)
  • Foreigners who violate the terms of their visa may be sentenced to up to six years in prison (Articles 119, 120 and 121). Foreigners who misrepresent the terms of their visa while in Mexico — such as working with out a permit — can also be imprisoned.

Under Mexican law, illegal immigration is a felony. The General Law on Population says,

  • “A penalty of up to two years in prison and a fine of three hundred to five thousand pesos will be imposed on the foreigner who enters the country illegally.” (Article 123)
  • Foreigners with legal immigration problems may be deported from Mexico instead of being imprisoned. (Article 125)
  • Foreigners who “attempt against national sovereignty or security” will be deported. (Article 126)

Mexicans who help illegal aliens enter the country are themselves considered criminals under the law:

  • A Mexican who marries a foreigner with the sole objective of helping the foreigner live in the country is subject to up to five years in prison. (Article 127)
  • Shipping and airline companies that bring undocumented foreigners into Mexico will be fined. (Article 132)

All of the above runs contrary to what Mexican leaders are demanding of the United States. The stark contrast between Mexico’s immigration practices versus its American
immigration preachings is telling. It gives a clear picture of the Mexican government’s agenda: to have a one-way immigration relationship with the United States.

Let’s call Mexico’s bluff on its unwarranted interference in U.S. immigration policy. Let’s propose, just to make a point, that the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) member nations standardize their immigration laws by using Mexico’s own law as a model.

J. Michael Waller, Ph.D., is the Walter and Leonore Annenberg Professor of International Communication at the Institute of World Politics, and is Vice President for Information Operations at the Center for Security Policy. He wrote this paper for the Center for Security Policy.

An authoritative English translation of the Constitution of Mexico, published by the Organization of American States, appears on http://www.citizensforaconstitutionalrepublic.com/1917_Constitution_of_Mexico.html. Quotations in this document are from the OAS translation.

Related Article Mexico’s glass house

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January 22, 2008 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , | 1 Comment

Works! Worker Displacement Down!

National Data, By Edwin S. Rubenstein

Works! Worker Displacement Down!

For several years we have tracked a destructive, albeit seemingly inevitable, trend: the displacement of native workers by immigrants. The government’s employment figures tell the story. Since the start of the Bush Administration (January 2001) through December 2007

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National employment rose by 8.433 million (+6.1 percent)

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Hispanic employment rose by 4.4 million (+27.3 percent)

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Non-Hispanic employment rose by 4.0 million (+3.3 percent)

Bottom line: Over the past seven years Hispanic employment (the best available proxy for immigrant workers) grew more than 8-times faster than native (non-Hispanic) employment.

Since late summer, however, the roles have been reversed. From August through December 2007 Hispanics either gained jobs at lower rates, or lost jobs at greater rates, than non-Hispanics. Over this period:

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National employment rose by 458,000 (+0.3 percent)

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Hispanic employment fell by 61,000 (-0.3 percent)

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non-Hispanic employment rose by 519,000 (+0.4 percent)

The past four months marked the longest stretch of declining native displacement in seven years—as seen in our VDAWDI graphic:

Obviously, four months do not (necessarily) a trend make. The sharp contraction in residential construction, a sector notoriously dependent on illegal alien workers, undoubtedly played a role. A housing recovery could send VDAWDI back to record levels.

But 2007 was also a year in which the federal government ramped up enforcement efforts. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) made 4,940 workplace arrests [Worksite Enforcement fact sheet, ICE] last year, a 13 percent increase from 2006. (In 2002 only 510 such arrests were made.)

Although fewer than 100 of the arrestees were employers, ICE obtained more than $30 million in fines, restitutions, and civil judgments against them in just the first three quarters of FY2007. (In FY2005 these fines totaled a laughable $6,500.)

Equally relevant, ICE fugitive operations teams arrested 30,408 criminal aliens in fiscal 2007. That’s nearly double the 15,462 arrests made in 2006, and a whopping 15-times the 1,901 arrested in 2003.

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January 18, 2008 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , | Leave a comment

ALIPAC: New website launched for Lou Dobbs supporters!

Friends of ALIPAC,

The results of our online surveys from our supporter base is clear. About 90% of our supporters are behind Thompson, Paul, Hunter, or Romney for President. Also, 84% of you either support Lou Dobbs as a Presidential candidate or would do so, if your favorite candidate does not win the GOP or Democratic nomination. We are pleased to announce the launch of http://www.LouDobbsforPresident.org

Today’s “Draft Lou Dobbs for President” effort is not an endorsement of Lou Dobbs and should not detract from any other campaign. We are pleased to offer this resource to the 84% of ALIPAC supporters who have expressed an interest.

We have launched this site for the following reasons.

1. To give Lou Dobbs supporters a mechanism to express their support.

2. To increase pressure on both the Dems and Reps to get their house in order on border security and immigration enforcement.

3. To show Lou Dobbs and the nation what kind of support is out there for him.

4. To have some Lou Dobbs supporters organized, in case it becomes necessary for us to strengthen and formalize our calls for him to run or if McCain, Huckabee, or Rudy win the primary. If Lou Dobbs gets into the race late, he will need help fast and we will donate the supporter list and website to his campaign.

For those of you supporting a candidate, please understand our strategy here.

For those of you who are supporting one of the pro-amnesty candidates, we ask that you stick with ALIPAC in support of our broader goals, although we disagree on the Presidential campaigns.

Please take action today with the following activities.

1. Please visit http://www.LouDobbsforPresident.org and sign up as a supporter and sign our guest book. Please use the “contact” feature to report any problems or errors you spot on the new site.

2. Please read today’s press release and send it to any national or local media contacts you have. Please try to mention the site and this effort in your calls into talk radio shows.

PRESS RELEASE

3. If you have a website, please use the Link to Us feature to mount links to www.loudobbsforpresident.org If you participate in online Discussion Groups, please post links to the site there.

We are doing our best at ALIPAC to navigate the difficult situation posed by the Presidential campaigns as they stand today.

We have found that some of our conservative supporters do not like Lou Dobbs because they believe he is a liberal because he is on the CNN network and has been critical of the President’s policies. We ask that you take a closer look at Mr. Dobbs if you are under this false impression.

We value your support and feedback and ask that all of our supporters in rival campaigns keep it respectful. We are all fighting on the same side here today.

The ALIPAC Team
www.alipac.us
&
http://www.LouDobbsforPresident.org

ALIPAC’s Lou Dobbs Survey Results (Approx 10% of our 25,000 responding)

Would I support CNN Anchor Lou Dobbs for President?

Yes! Immediately! 70.30% (1714)
Yes, but only if my candidate loses the primary. 13.95% (340)
Undecided 5.78% (141)
No! With some reservations. 4.10% (100)
No! Under any circumstances! 5.87% (143)

Total Votes: 2438

http://www.alipac.us/survey-results-49-thread-1-0.html

January 17, 2008 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , | 1 Comment