Immigration Enforcement

Carrollton, Farmers Branch accepted for immigration enforcement program

06:17 PM CDT on Friday, April 25, 2008

By JEFF MOSIER / The Dallas Morning News
jmosier@dallasnews.com

Carrollton and Farmers Branch are among the first Texas law enforcement agencies accepted into a program to give local officers federal immigration enforcement training, according to a press release Friday from U.S. Rep. Kenny Marchant.

Harris County, where Houston is located, has also been accepted into the 287(g) program this week, according to the Coppell Republican’s office. Officers and deputies from the three agencies will receive training allowing them to investigate whether a person is in the country illegally and give them to access to federal immigration databases.

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April 28, 2008 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , | Leave a comment

Please sign North Carolina Governor candidate Bill Graham’s petition on Illegal Aliens

We the undersigned call on the General Assembly to do the following immediately:

Whereas, North Carolina has become a mecca for illegal aliens.

And whereas, illegal aliens in North Carolina account for 25 percent of the growth in local school enrollment, crowding our schools, forcing local property taxpayers to build new ones.

And whereas, illegal aliens crowd our jails, get free care in our hospitals, are eligible for food stamps and other social services.

And whereas, the cost of providing education, health care and other social services to illegal aliens amounts to 250 million dollars a year in North Carolina.

And whereas, North Carolina even registers voters in Spanish.

And whereas, there are documented cases of illegal aliens registered to vote in North Carolina.

And whereas, while North Carolina is a welcoming state to immigrants, we are also a nation of laws.

Therefore, be it resolved, we the undersigned, call on the North Carolina Legislature to enact the following steps:

1. No driver’s licenses for illegal aliens

2. Require Voter Identification Cards

3. No access to public benefit programs for illegal aliens

4. Employer Sanctions

5. Make English the true official language of the State of North Carolina

6. End bilingual education in public schools in favor of English transition and immersion

7. Enhance the ability of local law enforcement to apprehend illegal aliens and enforce immigration laws

8. Outlaw Sanctuary City Status: Charlotte, Carrboro, Chapel Hill, Durham, Raleigh, and Winston-Salem

Be it hereby further resolved, that we call on Congress to enact any conforming changes in law that are necessary to stop providing social welfare benefits to illegal aliens and make English the official language.

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April 25, 2008 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Sheriff: Word is out there about new 287(g) immigration program

By Stephen Gurr
sgurr@gainesvilletimes.com

The message, authorities say, is apparently getting out.

In the nearly three weeks since Hall County sheriff’s officials began a new partnership with federal authorities to identify accused lawbreakers who are in the country illegally, there has been a marked decrease in the number of foreign-born arrestees, officials said.

Meanwhile, 139 people booked into the jail have been interviewed in connection with the 287(g) program, 111 had immigration holds placed on them, and 45 have been picked up by Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents for possible deportation.

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April 24, 2008 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , | Leave a comment

HR rep urges support for better labor verification

April 22, 2008

OKLAHOMA CITY – A spokesman for a national human resource management organization on Monday urged Oklahoma small business owners to lobby their congressional delegation in support of a controversial immigration reform bill. The measure would require employees and applicants to prove their identity to employers by providing biometric information, and would strengthen penalties for employers who hire illegal immigrants, among other provisions.

Bob Carragher, manager of government relations for the Society for Human Resource Management, based in Alexandria, Va., was one of the speakers who addressed Oklahoma small business owners at the annual Small Business Day At The Capitol event, hosted by Lt. Gov. Jari Askins.

April 22, 2008 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , , | Leave a comment

Nation’s Largest Chicken Producer Raided for Immigration Identification Scam

Thursday, April 17, 2008

Associated Press

MOUNT PLEASANT, Texas — Federal agents say their case for a series of workplace raids in five U.S. states was strengthened by identity theft victims who recounted stories of plummeting credit scores and medical benefits denied.

Federal authorities carried out the sweeps Wednesday, arresting hundreds of workers at Pilgrim’s Pride chicken plants on charges of identity theft, document fraud and immigration violations.

Authorities also arrested dozens of workers at a doughnut factory in Houston, and the operators of a chain of Mexican restaurants in upstate New York.

Authorities said agents investigating a scheme to provide documents for illegal immigrant workers had tracked down several of the identity theft victims.

“Identity theft is a horrible problem that can ruin a person’s good name,” said Julie Myers, homeland security assistant secretary for Immigration and Customs Enforcement, or ICE.

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April 17, 2008 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Is this a New York state of mind?

Apr. 13, 2008 12:00 AM

Editor’s note: Following is an excerpt of a letter Len Sherman, co-author of America’s Toughest Sheriff and Joe’s Law, sent to the New York Times in response to its editorial Wednesday on Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio.

I lived in or around New York City for close to the first 40 years of my life. So I get the whole New-York-is-the-center-of-the-world zeitgeist.

I not only get it, I agree. I agree that New York today is the Rome of 2,000 years ago, the global intersection of politics, commerce and culture. I get the arrogance of New Yorkers, the us-against-southern senators/rats/French tourists/slush/Red Sox/and virtually everyone and everything else.

I get it.

What I don’t get is the arrogance of the New York Times, not in taking on Arizona and immigration, but taking on Arizona and immigration in such a shoddy, cavalier manner – and not only once, but again and again.

Item: In discussing the sheriff’s enthusiastic employment of Section 287(g) of the Immigration and Nationality Act, providing the legal authority for state and local law enforcement agencies to investigate, detain and arrest illegal aliens on civil and criminal grounds, the editorial states that his 160 federally-trained deputies are augmented by “what the sheriff says, without apology, is a 3,000 member ‘posse.’ ”

The paper quotes the sheriff detailing that 500 posse members are armed, and come equipped with their own airplanes, jeeps, motorcycles, etc., while stating that “state and county officials” claimed that the sheriff had “grossly violated” the terms of 287(g). The implication is that this is somehow a problem – no, a danger – all those gun-crazy cowboys running around, violating civil rights, shooting up the town.

Fact: In the long history of the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Posse, no posse member has ever shot anyone.

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April 13, 2008 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , | 1 Comment

Mexico Complains Of Too Many Repatriated Mexicans

The U.S. border state leading the battle against illegal immigration with unprecedented tough laws has received complaints from Mexico’s government that too many Mexicans have been repatriated and the country is overwhelmed with demands for housing, jobs and schools.

Fed up with the devastating effect of illegal immigration, Arizona has enacted the nation’s toughest laws to curb the problem and evidently its working. State legislators have passed laws barring illegal immigrants from receiving government services, posting bail for serious crimes and winning punitive damages in lawsuits. This year a new law makes it illegal for businesses to hire undocumented workers and those that do can be shut down.

The state legislator who sponsored the work bill, Representative Russell Pearce, says the law’s undeniably positive effects include smaller class sizes, shorter emergency room waits and an overall huge savings to taxpayers. The Republican congressman drafted the bill because studies revealed that illegal immigration cost Arizona taxpayers over $2 billion annually, not including the toll of crime and destruction.

It turns out that enough illegal immigrants have either fled the U.S. or been deported that officials in the Mexican state of Sonora, which shares an extensive border with Arizona, have complained that too many of their fellow countrymen have returned. They miss the remittances sent from the U.S. as well as smaller class sizes in local schools.

Mexican government officials knew Arizona’s tough employment verification law would become their worst nightmare, which explains why they tried blocking it. Earlier this year a delegation of nine legislators from Sonora toured Tucson and held a news conference to say that their beloved state cannot handle the demand for housing, jobs and schools resulting from illegal Mexican workers returning home.

One baffled Mexican legislator, Leticia Amparano Gamez, asked in Spanish “how can they pass a law like this?” She went on to explain that Mexico is not prepared for the “tremendous problems” it will face as more and more Mexicans working in Arizona and sending money to their families return to hometowns in Sonora without jobs. Another member of the Mexican delegation, Representative Florencio Diaz Armenta, asked “what do we do with the repatriated?”

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April 9, 2008 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , | 3 Comments

Bill Graham announces plan to stop illegal immigration

Today, Republican candidate for Governor Bill Graham announced a sweeping policy proposal that seeks to curb the illegal immigration crisis in North Carolina. Currently, North Carolina is home to over 400,000 illegal aliens.

According to Graham, “North Carolina has become a haven for illegal aliens. With this growing influx of illegal aliens, our government services have been stretched thin and many law-abiding, taxpaying citizens are being denied services to which they are entitled. Our schools are overcrowded; our hospitals are stressed; our healthcare system is on the brink of disaster; our jails are overcrowded; and gang violence has reached unprecedented levels throughout North Carolina. My plan will drastically curb this crisis and end North Carolina’s status as a safe haven for illegal aliens.”

Graham proposes measures similar to the legislation passed in Arizona and Oklahoma. Graham’s proposals include the following measures:

1. No driver’s licenses for illegal aliens
2. Require Voter Identification Cards
3. No access to public benefit programs for illegal aliens
4. Employer Sanctions
5. Make English the official language of the State of North Carolina
6. End bilingual education in public schools in favor of English transition and immersion
7. Enhance the ability of local law enforcement to apprehend illegal aliens and enforce immigration laws
8. Outlaw Sanctuary City Status: Charlotte, Carrboro, Chapel Hill, Durham, Raleigh, and Winston-Salem

A copy of the plan “Solutions: North Carolina’s Illegal Immigration Crisis” can be found by clicking here.

April 5, 2008 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , | 1 Comment

Support the passage of “Jamiel’s Law”

Powerful, chilling, and a punch of reality.

That describes the appearance of the Parents of Jamiel Shaw. A youth of character killed by a illegal alien gang member, on KABC’s Doug McIntyer Show this morning.

They were join in studio by Mayoral Candidate Walter Moore, the author of the proposed Jamiel’s Law. This law would roll back Special Order 40 protections for illegal alien gang members who commit crimes.

This is common sense reform of Special Order 40 that ironically was implemented to protect illegal aliens who were victims of crime.
Now that the proposed law is on the table for discussion, what will be the responce from the likes of Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, Police Chief Bill Bratton, The Police Commission, City Council and Civil Libertarians???

Will the likes of the L.A. Times, Daily News and the various weeklies give column inches to reporting the facts on race related gang killings?

One thing for sure this should and will resonate through the African-American communities and if Mayor Villaraigosa reacts by not reacting, then what is left of our African American communities will have the final reaction on Election Day in 2009.

Link to Walter Moore’s “Jamiel’s Law” website

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April 3, 2008 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , , , , | 8 Comments

Rhode Island illegal immigration order overdue

Terry Gorman [Executive Director, Rhode Islanders for Immigration Law Enforcement]: “At a press conference on March 27,2008, Rhode Island Governor Carcieri issued an Executive Order to control rapidly escalating cost of illegal immigration in Rhode Island.

The Order requires the Executive Branch to register and use E-verify for all new hires, check the validity of Social Security numbers that are submitted and report anyone not legally present in the US. The Department of Administration shall require that all persons and businesses doing business with our state to register and use the E-verify program in order to acquire state contracts. It also requires the Rhode Island State Police, the Department of Corrections and the Parole Board to secure respective Memoranda of Understanding (MOU) to train and work with Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).

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April 1, 2008 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , , | 1 Comment