Wednesday, December 20, 2006

Jobs Americans won't do? Americans lining up for vacant Swift jobs

Shocking! Americans want jobs! Who would have thought?

So how long will it take before we see the first signs of outrage that the greedy Americans would dare take these crappy jobs away from the poor migrant workers?

GREELEY - The line of applicants hoping to fill jobs vacated by undocumented workers taken away by immigration agents at the Swift & Co. meat-processing plant earlier this week was out the door Thursday.

Among them was Derrick Stegall, who carefully filled out paperwork he hoped would get him an interview and eventually land him a job as a slaughterer. Two of his friends had been taken away by Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents and he felt compelled to fill their rubber boots.

"Luckily, they had no wives or family they left behind. But it was still sad. They left their apartments filled with all their stuff. I took two dogs one of them had. The other guy had a cat I gave to my sister," he said.

Greg Bonifacio heard about the job openings on television and brought his passport, his Colorado driver's license, his Social Security card and even a color photograph of himself as a young Naval officer to prove his military service.

"I don't want to hassle with any identification problems because of my last name," said Bonifacio, a 59- year-old Thornton resident of Filipino heritage.

As it turned out, the Colorado Workforce office that was taking applications did not require any identification.

That would come later for those who made it past the interview process.

Bonifacio was hoping to get a job in production or fabrication. So was Nathan Korgan, a former construction worker whose company closed and moved to California.

"I feel bad for the kids, but good for me," said Korgan of Tuesday's raid.

Like many others who had mixed emotions about the raid, Maxine Hernandez said she was upset that families were torn apart, but believes illegal immigrants should not get work using fake documents.

"I guess I'm in the middle," she said. "But I do think they should have planned (the raid) better so that innocent children wouldn't be left behind."

Hernandez, who had gone to the employment office because her husband was there to apply for unemployment insurance, decided to apply for a job at Swift on a whim.

"My whole family used to work there. My mom, my aunt, uncles," she said. "I guess it sort of runs in our blood."

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Tuesday, December 05, 2006

Florida news channel soliciting donations for illegal aliens

¡Gracias por su hospitalidad!

Via WorldNetDaily:

The top-rated television station in West Palm Beach, Fla., is calling on viewers to put aside their ''political beliefs'' to help 13 illegal aliens trying to "survive the American Dream" after being displaced by a fire at the home they rent in the city.

Jamie Holmes, a reporter for the NBC affiliate WPTV-TV, avoided referring to the members of the Bravo and Morales families as illegal aliens or undocumented immigrants in an original on-air report, instead describing them as ''the hard-working kind of people which created such a controversy in America this year ... ''

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Monday, December 04, 2006

ACLU files lawsuit against State Police over arrest of illegals

Via 7News Boston:

The American Civil Liberties Union has sued the State Police seeking the release of a videotape that shows a traffic stop involving illegal immigrants.

The videotape shows the first five minutes of a 70-minute stop on Interstate 95 in July by a trooper who pulled over a van with 14 Guatemalan immigrants after the driver failed to use a turn signal.

Trooper Thomas Chabot detained the 14 people and brought them to Immigration and Customs Enforcement headquarters in Providence, where they now face deportation. An internal investigation reported that Chabot acted appropriately.

The ACLU and civil-rights organizations raised concerns of racial profiling, and pushed for release of the videotape and copies of the department's policies governing enforcement procedures.

So what’s the ACLU’s reason for concern?

The ACLU, in a statement, said there are questions, including "why the trooper, who was on speed radar patrol, chose to leave his post to pull over the driver of this particular vehicle, whose only infraction was failing to use a turn signal, not speeding."

Understandable. How dare the police pull someone over for breaking a law. Especially since the arresting officer was not actually assigned to look for illegal turns.

To understand the absurdity here … one would have to believe a traffic cop who witnesses a person stabbing an elderly woman on the side of the road would not be allowed to make an arrest, due to the fact that the officer is on duty looking for speeders. So, based on the ACLU’s complaint … a police force would now have to assign individual officers to specific offenses and then limit them to arrests on those offenses only.

What worries me about this story is not that the ACLU is so pathetic and corrupt to file such a lawsuit, but more-so that there’s a fair chance that they’ll actually find some quack liberal judge to rule in their favor.

Full citizenship to be granted to almost all illegal aliens

Welcome to Aztlan.

Via The Washington Times:

Congress will approve an immigration bill that will grant citizenship rights to most of the 12 million to 20 million illegal aliens in the U.S. after Democrats take control next month, predict both sides on Capitol Hill.

While Republicans have been largely splintered on the issue of immigration reform, Democrats have been fairly unified behind the principle that the illegals currently in the country should get citizenship rights without having to first leave the country.

Democrats in both chambers say they will start with some form of legislation first drafted by Sens. John McCain, Arizona Republican, and Edward M. Kennedy, Massachusetts Democrat, which was the basis for the bill that was approved earlier this year by the Senate.

With President Bush as an ally in the White House, he worries, Democrats will proceed next year with legislation to ultimately make citizens out of most of the illegals now in the country. And Republicans, still reeling from deep losses in the November elections, will give up the fight.

Rep. Dana Rohrabacher, California Republican, said he expects an immigration-reform bill that doesn't deport illegal aliens to be the only significant legislation to come out of the new Democratic Congress and win Mr. Bush's approval.

"The only real legislation that can be expected from Congress is amnesty," he said. "If they come up with a plan and the president is behind it, it will pick up a lot of our own members."

Republicans also expressed little confidence that their leadership team is committed to blocking amnesty.

What does Tom Tancredo think?

Most likely, he said, Democrats will succeed at undoing plans to build 700 miles of fencing along the U.S.-Mexico border.

"The thing that's in the greatest jeopardy right now is the fence, because they do have the appropriations process and that's probably the one they can stop," Mr. Tancredo said.

Sunday, December 03, 2006

The rise of the radical anti-American Left in Latin America

Hugo Chavez will now continue to rule Venezuela - following the guidance of his good friend Fidel Castro – and the United States will continue to ignore him. Or will they?

Via NewsMax, George Putnum relates the warnings of Washington Times journalist, Frank Gaffney Jr. regarding the rise of the radical anti-American left in Latin America.:

Gaffney points to the emergence of Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez as the oil-rich heir to Fidel Castro's revolutionary ambitions. With Chavez's money and Castro's coaching, these core leftists are seeking power through the ballot box and then using it to destroy constitutional processes.

We have paid scant attention as Bolivia and Argentina have moved squarely into the Chavez-Castro orbit. And two other targets are Peru and Ecuador. The region's largest country, Brazil, is in the hands of Castro's ally, Luiz Inácio "Lula" da Silva.

Among other things, this sinister cabal is poised to return Nicaragua to the longtime authoritarian Daniel Ortega and the Sandinistas. The only bright light has been the election of Felipe Calderon. But, as Gaffney warns, Calderon must not support or restore to office Fox's first foreign minister, Jorge Castaneda.
Castaneda personally engineered closer ties to the Castro apparatus in Cuba, encouraged the narco-terrorists in Colombia, and strove to re-establish Danny Ortega and his Sandinistas in Nicaragua.

Would you be surprised to find that Robert Pastor is once again connected to it all? Recognize this name? If not, read THIS before proceeding.

Castaneda is tightly tied to Dr. Robert Pastor who was executive director of the Linowitz Commission and is credited with negotiating a treaty to turn over the Panama Canal to Panama. Pastor co-authored a 1989 book with his longtime friend, Castaneda, who began his career as a member of the Mexican Communist Party. And it was Castaneda who published the admiring biography of the revolutionary hero Che Guevara.

Pastor argued in a Council on Foreign Affairs paper — "North America's Second Decade" — that the U.S. would benefit by giving up its national sovereignty. He wrote that countries are benefited when they change their international sovereignty policies. And Pastor has referred to North America as a "bully that needs to be restrained."

These are the people — Chavez, Castro, Castaneda, Pastor — the whole cabal, who would convert pro-U.S. neighbors throughout Latin America.

There is much more to this article and you should read it all here.