Add Virgil Goode, the former Congressman from Virginia, to the growing group of American sovereignty supporters who fear Lamar Smith’s e-verify bill will sabotage states trying to enforce immigration law.
As we have seen, some states, like Arizona and Alabama, are willing to do the work the feds just won’t do, that of policing the borders [...]
Under the Obama administration we citizens have seen national security shrink in importance (not that Bush was much better, given his border permissiveness).
When an illegal alien somehow is allowed to work in a nuclear power plant, protecting the safety of the public cannot be seen as a priority. Any wanna-be Osama could easily blackmail such [...]
Evidence continues to accumulate that the Obama administration has, at the least, used the carnage engendered by its own ATF program arming Mexican cartels to restrict honest Americans’ right to possess firearms.
Whether the gunrunner scheme to funnel weapons bought in the southwest to Mexican organized crime was meant to create a bloodbath in Mexico, with [...]
On the propaganda front, the ridiculous idea that Mexican immigration is nearing zero is catching on. The great fount of liberal disinformation is to blame (see my analysis of the recent NYT article New York Times: Mexican Invasion Is Over.)
Michael Barone has taken the notion to the extreme in a recent opinion piece extolling his [...]
Earlier this week the DHS announced that Secretary Napolitano would present a new plan to deal with southwestern perimeter crime, called the Southwest Border Counternarcotics Strategy.
When Napolitano did make her speech in Nogales, Arizona, only drug smuggling was mentioned, at least as reported by the mainstream media.
Is illegal immigration no longer an acceptable subject for [...]
Arizona State Senator Russell Pearce is a leader in the movement for the states to do more of the immigration enforcement, since the federal government has shown little enthusiasm for the heavy lifting. He reports that Arizona is improving after instituting its state laws (modeled on federal statutes): jobs are up and crime is down. [...]
On Sunday, the San Francisco Chronicle presented a photo essay about Guatemalans being deported home from Mesa, Arizona. The one paragraph of accompanying text did not portray the event positively, particularly regarding the Secure Communities program which it deems “controversial.” The liberal press has apparently decided that open borders are more important than public safety.
Undocumented Guatemalens [...]
It was amusing that newly minted border defender (for his 2010 re-election campaign) Senator John McCain angered his old pals in La Raza by telling the truth about the spate of border-area wildfires in Arizona — that some were started by illegal aliens and Mexican drug smugglers.
Here’s Sheriff Larry Dever saying that he estimated the [...]
Good for Senator John McCain (something I don’t say very often) for stating out loud that many of Arizona’s destructive wildfires have been started by illegal aliens.
Interestingly, wildfires often occur along the invaders’ favorite routes, as noted in the June 15 Arizona Star, Another major fire in a smuggling corridor.
However, the cause of border-area fires [...]
There’s good news from the House of Representatives, where positive small-ball immigration enforcement legislation was passed last week.
One example was Rep. Steve King’s amendment to fund the removal of Mexican cartel spotters located in this country who direct the movement of drugs and aliens across the border and north.
The surrender of American territory to Mexican [...]
Below is an example of much that’s wrong with US immigration policy. Ricardo Elvin Martinez of Guadalajara, Mexico, has been deported five times and has been convicted of 24 offenses, including robbery, but apparently has suffered no more severe punishment than five free trips home.
Why would anyone be surprised that he returned numerous times to [...]
After the shooting of Rep. Gabriel Giffords by a disturbed college dropout, I wrote that the crime was a failure of the community to demand mental health treatment for the young man, rather than of gun control (e.g. PBS Examines Mental Health Intervention in Light of Giffords Shooting).
Pima Community College knew very well that Jared [...]