Living south of the U.S. border can be a surreal experience. When I was in Tijuana recently trying to navigate a poorly marked main artery to return a rental car, I suddenly realized I was on the wrong side of the four-lane highway, heading toward Sa
Almost 1,200 illegal immigrants and 7 current or former managers at a Netherlands-based firm that hired them were arrested as part of a US crackdown. Raids were carried out in 26 states at plants operated by IFCO Systems North America, based in Houst
Minuteman border watch leader Chris Simcox has a message for President Bush: Build new security fencing along the border with Mexico or private citizens will. Simcox said Wednesday that he's sending an ultimatum to the president, through the med
The Border Patrol has tracked 216 incursions by Mexican military or police forces since 1996, the Daily Bulletin first reported Sunday.
It's a topic often lost in the heated battle over whether to add more border patrol agents, build a bigger fence, or deploy the US military along the border with Mexico. But in the end the US can't stem the flow of illegal immigrants until it
Arizona Daily Star article highlighting the arrest of Roy Warden a day after burning the Mexican Flag in Amory Park and shoving members of the press
On a March 8 installment of 550's 8 p.m. bile-fest, James, an occasional fill-in host at the station, hocked up the snot-ball that illegals trying to make it over the border should be shot on sight. This, James shared with listeners (most of whom
Following huge nationwide protests, House Republicans moved to possibly change 2 key provisions in a get-tough immigration bill passed. One would turn millions of illegal immigrants into felons and the people who provide them humanitarian relief woul
The releasing of children from schools to take part in these marches and the support of the marchers' goals by some religious leaders demonstrate that this contempt for the laws of the land has spread well beyond immigrant communities.
At the heart of any immigration bill that makes it through the heated congressional debates is likely to be a computerized system that could help employers determine instantly whether someone can legally work in this country.
Before igniting the flag, group members recited the Pledge of Allegiance. (How many people does this guy represent?)
We did our best to provide ‘The Injection of the libertarian infection into the bone marrow of Arizona Hispanic politics, for which there will be no cure’ to as many human beings as we could with our small group of dedicated freedom activists.
More than 2 million people wearing white T-shirts or armbands and carrying American flags may rally across the US today against an immigration reform bill that would tighten the borders and impose stiffer penalties on illegal immigrants, organizers s
When local Philadelphians are talking more about the southern border than Terrell Owens being traded to the Dallas Cowboys, it is a hot issue...this issue is the single greatest perceived negative by many...exploring the LP in their search for a new
Ten of the worst in Congress stand in violation of the U.S. Constitution and Article IV Section 4. Unmasking them gives the public the ability to vote them out of office in November, 2006.
Hundreds of thousands of people banged drums, waved U.S. flags and marched in a protest Sunday urging federal lawmakers to pass immigration reform that would legalize an estimated 11 million undocumented immigrants.
It always seemed odd that the major populated areas that straddled the border had an obvious difference in appearance between the portion on the Mexican side and the portion on the United States side.
Dave Gallagher assumes we are putting the immigration cart before the welfare horse. This argument is one that some, especially those who want to cater to the xenophobic Right, use with certain regularity
The US war against immigrants in their fight for equal justice.
Immigration. Illegal aliens. Migrants. We talk about closed borders, fences, military patrols, felony convictions, detainments and expulsion. We never seem to discuss what illegal aliens from around the world mean to us?
It’s common knowledge to those interested in politics that libertarians support “open borders”, and if you asked a non-libertarian, “Why?”, the most common response is a blank stare.
Individual liberty and a free market, where the price mechanism operates without government interference, allows for the proper amount of immigration.
The deportation of Piña's family tells an almost-forgotten story of a 1930s anti-immigrant campaign. Tens of thousands, and possibly more than 400,000, Mexicans and Mexican-Americans were pressured — through raids and job denials — to leave the U
Hundreds of protesters gripped Mexican flags as they marched for immigration reform in the past few weeks, but they say a display of cultural unity is being mistaken as a lack of loyalty to the US. [British flag license plates anyone?]
As Washington grapples with rewriting immigration law, possibly settling the status of 12 million undocumented residents, the issue is playing out at the local level—with communities deciding whether to support or subvert the federal will.
"They came in with guns and told us to get out," recalls Piña, 81, a retired railroad worker in Bakersfield, CA, of the 1931 raid. "They didn't let us take anything," not even a trunk that held birth certificates proving that
"Unless there is reform, American competitiveness will suffer as other countries benefit from the international talent that US employers cannot hire or retain," wrote Microsoft's Bill Gates to lawmakers.
The most important political outcome may turn out to be the message that Republicans send about the kind of the party they are and hope to be.
The public remains largely divided in its views of the overall effect of immigration. Roughly as many believe that newcomers to the U.S. strengthen American society as say they threaten traditional American values, and over the longer term, positive
Chris Simcox is the controversial cofounder (with James Gilchrist) of the Minuteman Project, and the project's main spokesperson, which brought nationwide attention to the problems created by illegal immigration on our southern border.