Illegal Immigration Conference
Krikorian, Maia Lazar, Luke Ford, Heather Mac Donald, Cathy Seipp
Lazar, Heather Mac Donald (Photos by Sunana Batra) Cathy
I awake at 7:41am. At 8am, I arrive at the corner of Beverly Dr and Cashio
and park. I then walk over a mile (in my suit in the heat) to the Beverly
Regent to save on the $29 all-day valet parking fee.
I arrive at 8:20 and get stuck into the free breakfast - a pastry and
fruit and coffee.
The audience of about 100 people is virtually all white.
I hear there are going to be protests outside the hotel. I spot several
security guards. David Horowitz doesn't mind tackling the controversial
(with the elites only, regular folks are dead-set against illegal immigration).
David introduces California congressman Ed
Royce who then introduces the first speaker -- the Rush Limbaugh of
Arizona is the first speaker, Congressman
J.D. Hayworth (more
info). A tall, strapping former sports anchor, Hayworth's powerful
voice projects to the back of the room and into my digital tape recorder.
"To secure America's future, we must secure America's border."
"What we confront now is not a problem but an invasion."
Hayworth holds up The LA Times which has this
Page One story:
In a State of Emergency, City's Relaxed
Arizona's immigration declaration has one border hub wondering where
the crisis is.
Encounters with illegal border crossers are so frequent that even
Mayor Ray Borane hardly noticed the group of Mexicans hiding in the
bushes recently outside the home he is building.
"I have seen illegal immigration all my life," he said, shrugging.
"Illegal immigration has a life of its own. You can't stop it."
"I take issue with those who would surrender in the face of an invasion.
"This is not a political problem to be managed. It is a threat which
must be met."
Hayworth mentions these stories:
agent fired on near border; officer coming to aid of deputy attacked
by rock-throwing illegals
thrown by immigrants damage Border Patrol helicopter
YUMA - A rock allegedly thrown by an illegal immigrant forced a Border
Patrol helicopter to make an emergency landing after a rotor was damaged.
Hayworth quotes somebody on the Mexican side who says "Borders are
scars on the face of the Earth."
Hayworth: "Borders are necessary political divisions for soverignty
"[Illegal immigration] costs us at least $70 billion annually."
After his speech, Hayworth leaves. I hear him yelling at someone in the
Janet Levy moderates the first panel (Otis
Mac Donald, James
Custred) on social issues. She quotes a poll that 40% of Mexicans
would like to move to the US and 20% of Mexicans would do it even if it
was illegal. "Far from stemming the tide the of illegal immigrants
coming across our borders, the Mexican goverment actively encourages it.
In fact they have staging areas that help illegal aliens get across. They
even publish a booklet to help illegal aliens dodge border patrols."
Otis Graham notes that many
employers say that without illegal labor, the economy will collapse. "Mill
owners said the same thing about child labor legislation. Southern plantation
owners said the same thing about ending slavery. During WWII, Americans
did their own work."
Graham recommends Robert Suro's 1999 book Strangers
Among Us: Latino Lives in a Changing America.
Heather Mac Donald speaks:
I want to take as my text an August 10th Washington Post editorial
Reality of Gangs.' This article could be called, 'The Unreality
Of Media Coverage Of The Illegal Alien Crime Wave.' The editorial describes
the unending series of maimings, stabbings, killings in the Norther
Virginia area...by the Salvadoran gang Mara Salvatrucha, which has spread
from Los Angeles across the country.
Predictably the Washington Post calls for more social uplift programs
to persuade young Hispanics from joining gangs.
It completely ignored the most salient feature of Mara Salvatrucha,
which is its staggeringly high number of illegals. The Justice Department
estimates that 50% of Mara Salvatrucha are illegal. Talk to an LAPD
officer who deals with this gang daily will put the figure...at 100%.
There seems to be a taboo against talking about the contributions illegal
aliens make to illegal activity. When I first started writing about
this, I talked to people in LAPD...and I found it was a subject that
polite people do not express. How many stories have you read...about
the percentage of people committing crimes who are illegal immigrants.
Reporters don't bother to ask.
Those of you who live in LA may have been following the recent debacle
to hit the LAPD -- the shooting of Jose Raul Pena and his 19-month-old
daughter on July 10.
On July 10, Jose Raul Pena, an illegal Salvadoran previously deported
for cocaine possession, engaged in an hours-long shooting attack on
Los Angeles police officers, during which he used his abducted 19-month-old
daughter as a shield against the return fire. Finally, after unloading
endless fusillades at the police and wounding one officer, Pena was
fatally shot by a SWAT officer. Not surprisingly, his toddler-shield
was killed, too.
There are protests about police brutality. Nobody talks about Pena's
role in this. In all its stories, The LAT has mentioned once that Pena
was here illegally.
The prohibition on mentioning the contributions of illegals to crime
has a policy counterpart and that is the prohibition on local police
on taking any hand in getting rid of illegal gangbangers.
If the Washington Post was serious about getting rid of this gang,
it would've called for the immediate involvement of every policeman
in D.C. to get these guys off the street. Instead, police are prohibiting
from noticing a person's immigration status.
The only category of crime going up is gang crime. This is driven by
one fact only -- immigration.
I want to contrast the squeamishness in the Washington Post editorial
to discussing the role of illegals in crime with a more typical example
of media zealousness. This is from The LA Times in June 2004...about
the brouhaha of the Border Patrol making arrests in the Inland cities
like Riverside...At the time, the Border
Patrol said it had been working with local police officers to find out
where the illegal problem was the heaviest.
Los Angeles Times, in conjunction with the ACLU, decided to check these
claims. They went to police agencies who of course denied offering
the Border Patrol help. The LA Times concluded that the BP agents had
"scoped out the areas on their own."
Today's Dog Trainer has an
article in defense of the enemies of the United States:
But hundreds of pages of documents
about the raids, released by federal officials in response to a lawsuit
from the ACLU, show no specific evidence of such tips, and several police
agencies told The Times last week that they did not inform Border Patrol
agents of the whereabouts of suspected illegal immigrants before the
The documents suggest that the team of a dozen agents may have scoped
out the areas on their own, targeting day laborer sites and other locations
where large numbers of undocumented immigrants gather.
The sweeps raised protests among politicians,
church leaders and the Mexican government because they extended well
beyond the border and caused fear in immigrant neighborhoods, even among
people in the U.S. legally.
Besides using the term "undocumented" to define criminals, what is wrong
"If they are saying they are acting
on intelligence, then they didn't get it from us," said Ontario Police
Det. Alfredo Parra. "We've never done anything like that…. We don't
get involved in their sweeps or activities."
Ontario: Of course you don't get involved, you treasonous sons-of-bitches.
"We were absolutely not involved,"
said William Lansdowne, police chief of San Diego, where some sweeps
occurred. "The only time we work with the Border Patrol is if there
is a criminal nexus."
San Diego: So, violation of Federal immigration laws does not rise to
the level of "criminal" activity? You are also guilty of treason. May
you die a slow, painful death for turning your back on this country.
The Escondido Police Department was the only one of seven agencies contacted
by The Times not to dispute the Border Patrol's claims.
"We have an ongoing problem with day workers congregating in specific
areas around town," said Lt. Mark Wrisley. "We pass that information
to the Border Patrol all the time."
Escondido: You set a good example. Hooray for you!
The sweeps raised protests among politicians,
church leaders and the Mexican government because they extended well
beyond the border and caused fear in immigrant neighborhoods, even among
people in the U.S. legally.
Yes, and we all know the Mexican government dictates our immigration
policies, and also dictates their enforcement. One phone calls and the
cops go away. "Extended well beyond the border" is phrase designed to
confuse the public into believing that interior enforcement is not allowed.
See what happens when you have two reporteers who hate this country
write an article? If someone is here legally, what do they have to be
afraid of? As for the illegals: they should fear "la migra," and such
fear should be a enough to make them go home voluntarily.
So I conclude with this declaration:
1. Death to the LA Times for aiding and abetting the enemies of this
2. Death to the ACLU. I hope you all rot in hell;
3. Death to the police departments who do not enforce our immigration
laws. You are a disgrace;
4. Death to Joe Baca. Treason is punishable by death.
5. Death to the DHS, who directed its agents away from the criminals.
Y'all should be strung up by your toenails and have legal residents
of this country throw rotten food at you before being led to the firing
Be sure to write your congressmen, your police chiefs, the ACLU and
the editor of the Los Angeles Dog Trainer calling for thier heads. And
when a judge grants legal status to criminals represented by the ACLU,
call for his head too.
A lot of kids who were born here are getting swept up in gang culture.
Out-of-wedlock births and drop-out rates among Hispanics have passed
those of Blacks. The lesson I draw from this is not only the crucial
need to start enforcing laws against illegal gangbangers but our current
open-borders policy is folly. Until we persuade immigrants to go up
the social ladder, as so many have, a significant portion of second,
third and fourth-generation kids are going down. This is going to impose
social costs in the long run that will dwarf the costs of illegal immigration.
Heather Mac Donald testified
April 13, 2005, to the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Immigration, Border
Security, and Claims:
Sanctuary laws are a serious impediment to stemming gang violence and
other crime. Moreover, they are a perfect symbol of this country’s topsy-turvy
stance towards illegal immigration.
Sanctuary laws, present in such cities as Los Angeles, New York, Chicago,
Austin, Houston, and San Francisco, generally forbid local police officers
from inquiring into a suspect’s immigration status or reporting it to
federal authorities. Such laws place a higher priority on protecting
illegal aliens from deportation than on protecting legal immigrants
and citizens from assault, rape, arson, and other crimes.
Let’s say a Los Angeles police officer sees a member of Mara Salvatrucha
hanging out at Hollywood and Vine. The gang member has previously been
deported for aggravated assault; his mere presence back in the country
following deportation is a federal felony. Under the prevailing understanding
of Los Angeles’s sanctuary law (special order 40), if that officer merely
inquires into the gangbanger’s immigration status, the officer will
face departmental punishment.
-- The L.A. County Sheriff reported in 2000 that 23% of inmates in
county jails were deportable, according to the New York Times.
--The leadership of the Columbia Lil’ Cycos gang, which uses murder
and racketeering to control the drug market around Los Angeles’s MacArthur
Park, was about 60 percent illegal in 2002. Francisco Martinez, a Mexican
Mafia member and an illegal alien, controlled the gang from prison,
while serving time for felonious reentry following deportation.
-- In Los Angeles, 95 percent of all outstanding warrants for homicide
in the first half of 2004 (which totaled 1,200 to 1,500) targeted illegal
aliens. Up to two-thirds of all fugitive felony warrants (17,000) were
for illegal aliens.
published an essay called "The Immigrant Gang Plague."
Hispanic youths, whether recent arrivals or birthright American citizens,
are developing an underclass culture. (By “Hispanic” here, I mean the
population originating in Latin America—above all, in Mexico—as distinct
from America’s much smaller Puerto Rican and Dominican communities of
Caribbean descent, which have themselves long shown elevated crime and
welfare rates.) Hispanic school dropout rates and teen birthrates are
now the highest in the nation. Gang crime is exploding nationally—rising
50 percent from 1999 to 2002—driven by the march of Hispanic immigration
east and north across the country. Most worrisome, underclass indicators
like crime and single parenthood do not improve over successive generations
of Hispanics—they worsen.
Debate has recently heated up over whether Mexican immigration—unique
in its scale and in other important ways—will defeat the American tradition
of assimilation. The rise of underclass behavior among the progeny of
Mexicans and other Central Americans must be part of that debate. There
may be assimilation going on, but a significant portion of it is assimilation
downward to the worst elements of American life. To be sure, most Hispanics
are hardworking, law-abiding residents; they have reclaimed squalid
neighborhoods in South Central Los Angeles and elsewhere. Among the
dozens of Hispanic youths I interviewed, several expressed gratitude
for the United States, a sentiment that would be hard to find among
the ordinary run of teenagers. But given the magnitude of present immigration
levels, if only a portion of those from south of the border goes bad,
the costs to society will be enormous.
Edwards says that immigrants (legal and illegal, people born overseas)
make up 11% of our population but 30% of prisoners. He talks a lot about
illegal aliens who gang rape, citing specific instances from around the
"Legal immigrations feeds illegal immigration. They are two sides
of the same coin. When you have high legal immigration, you have high
illegal immigration. The reverse is true. Mass immigration leads to an
entitlement mentality so that relatives [of those who've immigrated to
America feel entitled to come here]."
Glynn Custred castigizes Catholic, Protestant and Jewish "churches"
who provide sanctuary to illegal aliens.
Mehlman (from FAIR
- Federation for American Immigration Reform) moderates a panel on
political considerations (CA Assemblyman Ray
Eastman from Chapman Law School, Mike Hethmon (from FAIR), CA Senator
William Morrow and
former congressman Brian
Ira: Immigration is often referred to as controversial. Few issues are
less controversial, yet we have a political system that is incalcitrant.
Ray Haynes says that half of the cost of illegal immigration is borne
by California. He
wants to start California Border Police and a petition is circulated to
put this initiative on the ballot. Everyone I see in the room signs
Haynes notes that Corona gangs often target illegal aliens for theft
and other crimes because they know that illegals are unlikely to report
a crime. "Employers who abuse [illegals] know that they won't report
is dynamic. "Illegal immigration creates an underclass who cannot
claim constutional rights.
"There are memos from the IRS instructing [illegals on how to file
a tax return with a fake social security number]."
Eastman says his Center for Constitutional Jurisprudence is fighting
to restore Proposition 187.
"If you want to help, go to Claremont.org [and donate]. For obvious
reasons, the website is not touting this litigation..."
Eastman says we have to get rid of the doctrine that if you are born
here, you automatically become a citizen.
Brian Bilbray says: "When I was a lifeguard in 1970, I rescued illegal
aliens and recovered their bodies. I grew up in a neighborhood that was
overrun by illegals. I remember one day when my wife said, 'Honey, there's
someone in the backyard.' There were 23 illegals in the backyard."
"I started off as the mayor of a city overrun by illegal aliens."
"First illegal aliens in this country were slaves (1808)."
"There are 3,000 dead Americans [on 9/11] because Virginia didn't
think it was a big deal to give nine illegal aliens drivers licenses."
"Every president who owns slaves, except for George Washington,
was a Democrat. Abraham Lincoln happened to be a Republican.
"Republicans worry that there's a whole ethnic group that won't
vote for them unless they pander."
Lunch. The woman next to me says she saw Heather Mac Donald "on
Heather was on the internet?
Cathy Seipp explains that people from the East Coast say "on line"
to mean what West Coasters describe as "in line."
Congressman Tom Tancredo gets
a standing ovation before he speaks. He says Mexico got $18 billion last
year from its nationals overseas, exceeding the income the country got
from oil, foreign investment, and all other sources. "We should reduce
foreign aid to any country [by the amount its nationals send back to it]."
He says we should put the National Guard on the Mexican border.
"They [American political elites] know we're winning the battle,
so now they're thinking how do we massage this thing. Seventy five percent
of Americans agree with us. What can we do to mollify the base but not
stop the invasion.
"Wells Fargo Bank is a prime example of why we've got a problem.
They were responsible for getting the rules changed in the Patriot Act
that had required banks to know who the people were who were opening an
account. Valid IDs. Wells Fargo wanted to open accounts with millions
of illegal immigrants."
Tancredo criticizes amnesty programs with fancy names such as "regularization"
and "earned legalization."
"You should never do anything in public policy that rewards people
for breaking the law."
Tancredo says the enemy is multiculturalism. He asked a highschool class
if they believed America was the greatest country in the world. Maybe
ten percent raised their hands. The congressman says we haven't taught
our kids to be proud of America and why.
"The enemy knows who they are but we don't know who we are.
"Our war is not with terrorism. Terrorism is a tactic used by people
with whom you are at war."
President Bush in his last State of the Union says we are at war with
extremists. "No. We are at war with Islamo-fascists."
Tancredo says the Bishop Gomez of Denver told him: "Congressman,
I don't know why you are so upset about immigration. Most Mexicans who
come here don't want to be Americans."
A Mexican official (Juan Hernandez, who was in charge of the ministry
for Mexicans living in the US) told him: "Congressman, it's not two
countries. It's a region."
Illegal-Alien ID Card: Should It Be Valid in the United States?”
Discussion at Nixoncenter.org
The Nixon Center, Washington, DC
in a recent panel discussion co-sponsored by the Nixon Center and the
Center for Immigration Studies expressed considerable concern about
the use of Mexico’s “matricula consular” card by illegal immigrants.
Representative Tom Tancredo (R-CO), Marti Dinerstein, president of Immigration
Matters and fellow at the Center for Immigration Studies, and Mark Krikorian,
executive director of the Center for Immigration Studies, argued that
the cards undermine U.S. national security, the American economy, and
U.S. citizenship and sovereignty. Mark Krikorian moderated the discussion.
Matricula Card: Mexico’s Answer to Heightened Border Security
the terrorist attacks of September 11, amnesty to illegal immigrants
abruptly ended, as U.S. borders became an acute security concern. According
to Ms. Dinerstein, Mexico adapted to this change in U.S. border security
by crafting a new migration policy centering on the use of the matricula
card, which she described as a vehicle to achieve at least quasi-legal
status for its undocumented population in the U.S.
said that Mexico had to include security features on the card and enhance
the authentication process in order for the matricula to be accepted
in the United States. She added that recently, Mexico made the card
bilingual, included a local U.S. address, and added anti-counterfeiting
technology, all of which have increased the reliability of the card.
Still, she argued, though these new safeguards certainly help, the matricula
still falls short of being a secure identity document.
explained that breeder documents (documents used to obtain matricula
cards) are not being accurately crosschecked and corroborated with records
in Mexico. Moreover, she said, same day issuance, often from remote
locations with no sophisticated communications equipment, creates security
weaknesses in the authentication process.
suggested that these security weaknesses have led to the growth of matricula
card fraud, such as a case in Denver in which the INS picked up a man
carrying three matricula cards bearing his photograph but showing three
separate names. In her view, the Mexican government must invest tens
of millions of dollars in order to secure the authentication process.
Mexico says that it is building a databases system that will corroborate
breeder documents, but is unable to estimate when that system will be
operational. In the meantime, she said, Mexican consulates continue
to issue unsecured matricula cards to illegal Mexican immigrants.
to Dinerstein, Mexico continues to claim that the matricula is a secure
identification document, and has initiated a grassroots lobbying campaign
to win acceptance at the local level in the United States. “They do
not in any way try to keep this a secret,” she said. “In fact, in a
recent trip to Washington, Mexico’s foreign minister himself confirmed
that this was their strategy. Mexico’s lobbying has born fruit. As of
December 30, 2002, an official Mexican document announced that 74 banks
accepted the matricula, as did 13 states
to obtain a driver’s license, and more than 800 law enforcement agencies.”
Dinerstein asserted, the matricula is transforming the lives of illegal
immigrants, making it far easier for them to remain in the United States
and continue to send a large portion of their earnings back home. She
reported that remittances to Mexico totaled $10 billion in 2002, and
has become an essential part of Mexico’s economy.
Mexico has stated that the matricula does not change the immigration
status of the immigrant, Ms. Dinerstein warned that it comes close to
achieving the functional equivalent. In localities where the matricula
is accepted, she said, it has reduced the chances that an illegal Mexican
immigrant will be arrested, jailed or deported. Ms. Dinerstein emphasized
the fact that Mexico does not confer those privileges, but rather local
concluded that local police and communities have become more willing
to accept the matricula because they believe that some identification
is better than none. However, because arrests are very rarely made for
minor incidents, no background checks are run and no criminal databases
are checked. As a result, she stated, “The matricula has become a shield
that hides any past criminal activity.”
on U.S. Citizenship and Sovereignty
expressed concern that the matricula allows illegal immigrants to obtain
almost all of the rights bestowed upon a U.S. citizen, including, in
some states, a driver’s license, the ability to vote in local elections,
access to social services and public housing, and state funding for
college. With these services available to illegal immigrants, Rep. Tancredo
asked what makes citizenship distinct from illegal status. In his view,
the matricula card is a tactic to kill the concept of U.S. citizenship.
noted that the issuance of identification cards by foreign consulates
is not a specifically Mexican policy. In fact, he said, the United States
has issued similar cards in the past to citizens that had lost their
identification papers while abroad. However, he pointed out that these
cards have never been used to the extent that the Mexican government
is using them now.
explained Mexico’s policy by referencing a discussion he had with Juan
Hernandez, head of the government ministry for Mexicans
living in the United States. In his discussion with Minister Hernandez,
Rep. Tancredo was told that the ministry’s purpose was to maintain and
increase the flow of people from Mexico into the United States while
preserving the cultural and social identity of Mexican emigrants. Rep.
Tancredo highlighted the Mexican government’s benefit in sending illegal
immigrants to the United States by pointing out that 20 to 30 percent
of Mexico’s GDP comes from remittances from Mexicans abroad.
emphasized the inconsistency within the U.S. government over the use
of the matricula card. For example, he said, the U.S. Embassy in Nicaragua
sent a memo to the State Department asking for advice on how to help
the Nicaraguan government develop its own matricula card. At the same
time, a Homeland Security Department position paper argues that the
federal government should not accept the matricula card due to its many
inherent problems and security risks.
concurred with Rep. Tancredo that the matricula is part of the broader
attack on the concept of citizenship. In effect, he said, it is a challenge
by the Mexican government to American sovereignty. “What we’re seeing
is actually a quite conscious effort to establish a condominium, a kind
off joint sovereignty, over a large part of the United States population
shared by the United States government and the Mexican government.”
warned that this effort is not confined to immigration policy. For instance,
he said, the Labor Department is now funding a program to offer safety
training to illegal aliens at Mexican consulates.
Krikorian stressed that Mexico thinks of itself as the vanguard in this
fight for matricula acceptance and is also pushing for wider U.S. acceptance
of matricula cards from other countries. He contended that this trend
will not stop in Central and South America, and may even broaden to
countries form which terrorists are known to come.
This program brief was prepared by Nixon Center intern Wylie Clark.
Panel on economic impact is moderated by Michael Finch.
Economist Dr. William
Hawkins says that 51% of new workers in the U.S. are foreign born
(who make up 14% of the American work force).
I spot such media as Wall Street Journal columnist John Fund, KABC TV,
1:25pm. First black person enters the room.
Congressman Mark Wyland says the number one issue for his constituents
is illegal aliens.
Minuteman Jim Gilchrist's
intensity reminds me of the George
C. Scott character in Dr. Strangelove:
I can no longer sit back and allow Communist infiltration, Communist
indoctrination, Communist subversion and the international Communist
conspiracy to sap and impurify all of our precious bodily fluids.
Gilchrist says there are 18,000 gang members in the US from El Salvador.
He says there are 30 million illegals in the US and they cost the US $400
Keynote Speaker Rep. Tom Tancredo, R-Colo., who has flirted with the
idea of running for president, said he believes that the nation is winning
the war on illegal immigration.
"We have to be aware that this war on the border was started inside
this country by the same radicals who are sabotaging the war in Iraq,"
he said. "They are communists. They are Anti-American."
He called two recent events "seismic shifts" in the immigration debate,
the passage of Prop. 200 in Arizona, which denies social service benefits
and the ability to vote to illegal immigrants, and the the creation
of the Minuteman Project, a civilian border watch group that called
attention to the flow of illegal immigration.
Outside the event, about 20 protesters from the "La Tierra es de Todos"
coalition, or the Land is for Everyone, chanted, "Minutemen, KKK, Nazi
scum, go away."
National Security Implications
Of Illegal Immigration
Krikorian moderates the panel discussion (Frank
Kephart, and Erin
Anderson, the final panel speaker (a tall bonde lady around 50), stole
the show. Her family owns land next to the Arizona/Mexico border. She's
been a U.S. House and Senate staffer. She worked for Barry Goldwater.
Erin begins with a reference to this Page
One LAT story on Douglas, Arizona (opposite the Mexican city Agua Prieta).
It got my blood boiling. The main person interviewed in the article
was mayor [Ray] Borane.
Mayor Borane is better known in Cochise County as "Cocaine
Borane." His brother Joe Borane was the justice of the peace
before he went to jail. The initial charges were money laundering and
drug smuggling. He served time for lesser charges. The Boranes are well
known in Cochise County. They do very well. If they want to make you
disappear, you will.
1990, there was a tunnel discovered in Douglas [connected to] Agua Prieta.
We had to enlist the United States military to help us locate that tunnel.
It took us over a month. The Boranes owned the land above which that
tunnel was built. Fortuituously for them, they managed to transfer title...
The tunnel was a major architectural [feat].
The former mayor Agua Prieta (Vincent
Teran Uribe aka Vicente Terán Uribe) is well to do also. He's gone
on to higher office. He reported in our media that the number one entry
point for drugs from Mexico into the U.S. was from his town. The DEA
listed him as one of the top twenty narcotics traffickers in Mexico.
It helped him acquire votes. He was more popular in Agua Prieta and
the Mexican state of Sonora... That's how Mexico operates.
I got involved in illegal immigration directly as a result of an act
of war -- 9/11. I was in the parking lot of the Pentagon and I unhappily
watched several hundred of our colleagues burn to death.
The man (Hani Hanjour) who put the plane into the Pentagon came from
the Al Qaeda cell in Tucson, Arizona.
There are three Islamic centers in Tucson, Arizona. The roommate of
Hani Hanjour was involved in the bombing of the U.S.S.
In the first World Trade Center bombing, two of the men involved came
from Tucson, Arizona.
Osama Bin Laden purchased his aircraft out of Tucson, Arizona. There's
a major airforce base there. We mothball airplanes there. We also guillotine
them and some of them we sell to the highest bidder, even Muslims.
and analysis by terrorism investigators suggest that Tucson was
one of the first points of contact in the United States for the jihadist
group that evolved into al Qaeda. Two group members who preceded Hanjour
later became al Qaeda leaders, according to authorities. The city's
principal mosque, the Islamic Center of Tucson, held "basically the
first cell of al Qaeda in the United States; that is where it all
started," said Rita Katz, a Washington-based terrorism expert.
Imams at the three major Islamic centers (Tucson, New York, Pakhistan)
were knocked off in the 1980s and replaced by Osama Bin Laden's men.
Douglas, Arizona, averages over 3,000 illegal aliens coming across
the border every day. Border farms average three phone calls per day
to Border Patrol [about illegal aliens coming through].
Some of us have had to become our own 911. When you have an incident,
all of us have put together a radio system so that if you get into trouble,
you can notify the next rancher.
Nothing can be more frightening than a woman calling on one of these
radios saying, 'They're coming through the door and I'm alone.'
At one time or another, all of us in Cochise County have been ambushed
by illegal aliens. It's gotten to the point where you have to carry
three items with you at all times -- a cell phone, a two-way radio,
and a weapon. You need a weapon to get from the kitchen door to the
For children going to school, it's the same thing. A mother taking
her daughter to school was ambushed by illegal aliens who took their
vehicle. As a result of that incident, the Cochise County Sheriff arranged
for deputies to escort school buses.
Mothers will stay at the bus stop until the bus comes and they will
carry a gun.
Buchanan writes on the Southern Poverty Law Center Intelligence Report:
...McInnish introduced Erin Anderson, a self-professed "illegal immigration
expert," a regular on the "Russ and Dee Show," and one scary speaker.
Anderson said she grew up near the Mexican border in Cochise Country,
Ariz., where her ranching family settled in the late 1880s. Now, she
splits her time between the family spread and Washington, D.C., where
she works as an anti-immigration lobbyist.
Like Moore, she is a popular speaker on the far-right-wing conference
circuit. Anderson is scheduled to appear in early September 2005 at
the National Federation of Republican Assemblies' "Turn up the Heat
on the Left!" national convention in Scottsdale, Ariz., and is booked
to appear later that month back in Birmingham before the Mid Alabama
A professional alarmist with a baby-doll voice, Anderson fires up
audiences with wild claims about Mexican immigrants, portraying them
as disease-ridden, child-molesting "invaders" bearing down on an unsuspecting
and hapless America. Transcripts of her speeches are regularly posted
to widespread acclaim on white supremacist and neo-Nazi Web sites like
the Vanguard News Network.
Anderson opened her presentation at the Alabama Tea Party with images
of the World Trade Center and the Pentagon in flames. She then told
the startled crowd that 2,000 to 3,000 illegal aliens tromp through
her family's valley every night, claiming that "children trying to go
to school risk being ambushed by illegal aliens. Every one of us has
been ambushed at one time or another."
That certainly wasn't the end of it.
Anderson said there are schools in Latin America where Middle Eastern
terrorists are training to pass as Mexicans once they infiltrate America.
She said pedophiles from Mexico are flocking to the United States in
droves to escape death at the hands of Mexican law enforcement.
She spoke of the deadly diseases illegal immigrants supposedly bring
to America in their blood: west Nile virus, hepatitis B and C, tuberculosis.
She said illegals have spawned an outbreak of leprosy near Boston, and
have tainted the blood supplies in major metropolitan areas such as
Houston, Miami and Los Angeles with chagas, a disease found mainly in
Latin America that she claimed kills more people than AIDS and has no
cure. (The truth is that chagas is only occasionally fatal).
Of all the stories Anderson told about the consequences of illegal
immigration that day, it was the one about the Mara Salvatrucha that
was the most chilling. Andersen said "La Mara," a violent, international
gang of El Salvadoran nationals and immigrants formed in the late '80s,
has left its U.S. base of Los Angeles and can now be found near large,
well-established illegal alien communities. She dwelled in some detail
on how La Mara likes to disembowel, dismember and scalp people.
"And yes," she told her audience to gasps, "they are here in Alabama."
Then Anderson held up her "proof" — a photograph clipped from a Birmingham
newspaper story last fall about graffiti. The picture showed a building
with "sureños" (Spanish for "southerners") painted on it. She did not
explain how that piece of graffiti revealed the presence of the disembowelers.
For her final act, Anderson hauled out yet another piece of evidence,
this one designed to prove that scary Muslim foreigners are invading
the United States via our southern borders. A Muslim prayer rug, she
told her audience as she displayed a shiny green rug, had been found
near her family's Arizona ranch prior to 9/11.
Well, it wasn't actually the rug she was holding, she conceded. But
it was "similar."
Flashbulbs popped. Frightened "oohs" and "ahhs" filled the room. This
was one group of Alabamians who had been thoroughly warned.
Mark Krikorian: "We can't just stick it to the Arabs and think we'll
Cathy Seipp: "Much as we'd like to."
Krikorian: "We can't just screw Arabs..."
Half the audience applauds for constructing a fence separating the US
The KABC talkshow host is in his forties and has white hair.
The two-party system has collapsed. The Republican party is useless.
This is a populist movement.
The UN is incompetent. They can barely get their hookers to the hotel
room. The General Assembly looks like the Grammy Awards.
Free trade is immoral. It's not what happened in America... We encouraged
business...to have an eye towards civic responsibility.
I don't believe America is just a market. It is a nation with laws...a
culture with inherent values that are different from any other country.
We're raising a generation of kids who don't value manual labor. They
don't do it because the Mexicans do it for them. We're turning into
KNBC has live coverage of Mexican Independance Day. What other country
televises another country's independence day? We should put salt around
the city limits and change the name of LA to Margaritaville.
They say they've got aerial drones up taking pictures. It's like a
rafting trip where they take a picture when you make the turn. They've
got photographs of you sneaking into the country that you can buy at
I think the multi-nationals [corporations] look at borders, language,
history, culture as an impediment to the transfer of goods and services.
Before we sign our national sovereignty away, we should have a national
We can't thank Lou Dobbs enough.
The CNN anchor
writes August 28:
In the United States, an obscene alliance of corporate supremacists,
desperate labor unions, certain ethnocentric Latino activist organizations
and a majority of our elected officials in Washington works diligently
to keep our borders open, wages suppressed and the American people all
but helpless to resist the crushing financial and economic burden created
by the millions of illegal aliens who crash our borders each year.
They work just as hard to deny the truth to the American public. That's
why almost every evening on my CNN broadcast we report on this country's
"Broken Borders." The truth is that U.S. immigration policy is a tragic
joke at the expense of hard-working middle-class Americans.
What has been the response of the Bush administration? It proposed
a guest-worker program giving legal status to millions of illegal aliens.
But national opinion polls reveal an overwhelming majority of Americans
are contemptuous of such cynical proposals. The latest Zogby poll shows
only 35 percent of those surveyed support the president's approach.
The American people want our borders secure, want our immigration laws
enforced and want those who hire illegal aliens both punished and held
liable for the economic and social costs of breaking our laws.
Doug Macintyre continues:
The political pendulum is swinging in our direction.
We're impervious to charges of racism. It's just a way of demagoguing
the argument. We have to police ourselves. There are people who are
anti-illegal-immigration are racist.
Go forth and preach the gospel and keep the heat on these people because
they are weasels.