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VDARE.com: Saturday's Letters: Arizona Chairman, Proposition 200, Says Internet Impacting GOP, Immigration Debate; etc.
Saturday's Letters: Arizona Chairman, Proposition 200, Says Internet Impacting GOP, Immigration Debate; etc.
From: Randy Pullen [e-mail him]
Re: Peter Brimelow's Column: Time To Rethink Immigration (2): Freeing America From The Immigration Gulag
I believe there is hope for the Republican Party. If the GOP political fortunes continue to spiral downward, the White House will ultimately respond with more border security.
What is becoming clear is that the bloggers are having an impact. People understand that S. 2611 means open borders.
The op-ed piece titled "I Pledge Allegiance To The Flag" written by Tina Benkiser, Chairman of the Texas Republican Party and linked here, is a clear indication of the increasing backlash President Bush is experiencing.
When I introduced my immigration reform resolution at the Republican National Committee winter meeting, Tina was not willing to go public about her strong anti-illegal immigration position. Now she is speaking out.
Times are changing…and fast.Pullen, the Chairman of Arizona's successful anti-illegal immigration Yes on Proposition 200 campaign in 2004, is a venture capitalist who earned a B.A. and MBA from Arizona State University. He was a candidate for Phoenix mayor in 1999 and 2003.
From: John Slagle [e-mail him]
What is truly amazing about Bush is that the President has ignored the voices of law enforcement field agents on the line, the US Border Patrol, even though we've been through the all the immigration events since 1924 including narcotics enforcement, urban riots, the Mariel boatlift and the fraud-filled 1986 IRCA Amnesty.
Rank and file agents who patrol the line are very outspoken against Bush's immigration policies.
For proof, go to the Tucson Border Patrol Local 2544 and read its opinion here.
Despite Bush's dog and pony shows on the border, he has lost the respect of active and retired agents. We have long memories and 1986 seems like yesterday to us.
We love this nation and fear for her. Residents in Arizona and elsewhere are tired of the politically-condoned illegal immigration invasion almost five years after 9/11.
Very few terrorists have been arrested but millions of illegal aliens are home free in the United States.
Slagle served with the United States Navy, Aviation Patrol Squadrons 31 and 41 from 1963-1967. As Senior Intelligence Analyst on September 11, 2001, Slagle was on Command Post Duties at Regional HQ establishing data links and information for authorities nationwide. Order Slagle's book, Illegal Entries, here.
From: Morris Bird [e-mail him]
Re: Juan Mann's Column: The Biggest BIG LIE of S. 2611—"Immigration Litigation Reduction"
This is in response to Juan Mann's call in the above referenced article for "similarly-outraged patriots" to dissect "the many other nation-destroying provisions of S.2611."
Using the link Mann provided to the Thomas website, I looked at S.2611.ES which I understand to be the bill passed by the Senate and not S.2611.PCS which was the one debated. [Juan Mann explains the difference between the two versions: The "engrossed" version [(ES version] is the one with all the last-minute amendments added in, which just happened to finally surface on the Thomas website over last weekend—long after the bill had passed the Senate ].
While scrolling through S.2611.ES I noticed Section 645 under Subtitle D of Title VI.
Title VI is titled "Work Authorization and Legalization of Undocumented Individuals" and Subtitle D is titled "Programs to Assist Nonimmigrant Workers." "Nonimmigrant worker" is not defined.
Section 645 is titled "Addressing Poverty in Mexico." It is copied in its entirety at the end of this letter.
Subsection (b) states as follows:
"The Secretary of State may award a grant to a land grant university in the United States to establish a national program for a broad, university-based Mexican rural poverty mitigation program."
How big could this grant be? It can be as big as the Secretary of State wants it to be!
Subsection (e) provides "there are authorized to be appropriated such funds as may be necessary to carry out this section" (my emphasis).
Let's assume it will require a lot of "funds".
Subsection (c)(3) states that the program shall "establish and coordinate relationships with key leaders in the United States and Mexico to explore the effect of rural poverty on illegal immigration of Mexicans into the United States."
And the U.S. doesn't stop people who cross the border illegally. So they come! Is it really that hard to figure out? And yet, a grant of indefinite size will be given to learn the obvious if S.2611.ES is passed.
How long might this program go on? Well, since subsection (c) (4) states that the program shall "address immigration and border security concerns through a university-based, bi-national approach for long-term institutional change" (my emphasis) I am guessing a very, very long time.
And of course, what "Mexican Rural Poverty Mitigation Program," would be complete without "an administrative structure for such program"? Subsection (d) (1) (B) establishes such an administrative structure.
This is just one section of this atrocious bill. I am confident there are many others equally sickening and more so.
One last point, I looked at S.2611.PCS and Section 645 was not included in it.
I don't know exactly what this means or when it got added in to S.2611.ES but it is there now, in all its putrid glory. [VDARE.COM note: it means that the U.S. Senate, not satisfied with the original terrible bill, felt compelled to dishonestly add more betrayal.]
Bird is a California lawyer who lived 50 miles from the Mexico border when he resided in Arizona.
SEC. 645. ADDRESSING POVERTY IN MEXICO.
Findings- Congress finds the following:
(1) There is a strong correlation between economic freedom and economic prosperity.
(2) Trade policy, fiscal burden of government, government intervention in the economy, monetary policy, capital flows and foreign investment, banking and finance, wages and prices, property rights, regulation, and informal market activity are key factors in economic freedom.
(3) Poverty in Mexico, including rural poverty, can be mitigated through strengthened economic freedom within Mexico.
(4) Strengthened economic freedom in Mexico can be a major influence in mitigating illegal immigration.
(5) Advancing economic freedom within Mexico is an important
part of any comprehensive plan to understanding the
sources of poverty and the path to economic prosperity.
(6) (b) Grant Authorized- The Secretary of State may award a
grant to a land grant university in the United States to
establish a national program for a broad,
university-based Mexican rural poverty mitigation
(c) Functions of Mexican Rural Poverty Mitigation Program-
The program established pursuant to subsection (b) shall--
(1) Match a land grant university in the United States
with the lead Mexican public university in each of
Mexico's 31 states to provide state-level coordination
of rural poverty programs in Mexico;
(2) establish relationships and coordinate programmatic ties between universities in the United States and universities in Mexico to address the issue of rural poverty in Mexico;
(3) establish and coordinate relationships with key leaders in the United States and Mexico to explore the effect of rural poverty on illegal immigration of Mexicans into the United States; and
(4) address immigration and border security concerns through a university-based, bi-national approach for long-term institutional change.
(d) Use of Funds-
(1) AUTHORIZED USES- Grant funds awarded under this section may be used--
(A) for education, training, technical assistance, and any related expenses (including personnel and equipment) incurred by the grantee in implementing a program described in subsection (a); and
(B) to establish an administrative structure for such program in the United States.
(2) LIMITATIONS- Grant funds awarded under this section may not be used for activities, responsibilities, or related costs incurred by entities in Mexico.
(e) Authorization of Appropriations- There are authorized to be appropriated such funds as may be necessary to carry out this section.
From: Cristina Smith [e-mail her]
Not enough has been written to expose the big, bad refugee industry.
LA Weekly has a story in a recent edition about rampant fraud perpetrated by one local refugee provider. ["Seeking Refuge," Jeffrey Anderson, LA Weekly, May 31, 2006]
We have an exploding Korean settlement here in Los Angeles, some of whom qualify as refugees.
Of course, these are legal immigrants!
VDARE.COM note: No-one written as insightfully about the corrupt refugee industry as our own Thomas Allen. Read his articles here.