Illegal Immigration - Rancher Thanks Minutemen for Fence 6-03-06
Immigration Reform - CNN - Tom Tancredo on American Morning 5-22-07
1996 LAWS DENY NONCITIZENS BASIC RIGHTS
A longtime legal U.S. resident is deported for shoplifting. A young mother, married to a U.S. citizen, is jailed for a bureaucratic snafu ten years ago. These are the stories that prove due process is disappearing. The punishment needs to fit the crime.
Enforcing national security while preserving civil liberties is a delicate balancing act and it's one that the U.S. Government is consistently failing to do. The laws expand the grounds of deportation, subjecting long-term immigrants to mandatory detention and automatic deportation for relatively insignificant crimes such as shoplifting. And because these laws are being applied retroactively, many immigrants have been expelled for first offenses and youthful indiscretions that occurred, in some cases, many decades ago.
The assault on due process and civil liberties for noncitizens continues. For more information, go to www.aila****.
Gov. Blunt on Illegal Immigration & Gov. Romney
Gov. Romney on Immigration & Healthcare
Romney: Reforming Our Immigration System
Romney: Enforcing Our Immigration Laws
Governor Romney On Immigration(4-3-07)
Inside Rudy's Immigration Flip-Flop
Rudy Giuliani and Mitt Romney are currently locked in a struggle for front-runner status in the Republican presidential nomination race, and one issue that's emerged to define this early period of he race is that of illegal immigration. Giuliani is taking a hard line these days, claiming he can put a complete stop to it once and for all. But this seems to be a fairly recent position he's taken. We take a look at his past statements, and his comical attempts at squaring them all.
August 2007 -- According to the U.S. Department of Labor, the average worker at a meatpacking plant earns 35 percent less an hour than they did 30 years ago. And some labor experts say immigration is a factor in these declining wages. "Wage depression" is a term being used to describe the effect of companies artificially keeping wages down by employing illegal immigrants willing to work for a lower wage.
In a federal lawsuit in Cactus, Texas, former American workers accused a Swift meatpacking plant of doing just that. The workers claim their loss of income and declining standard of living is a direct result of the plant’s illegal hiring practices. The owner of the country’s second largest meatpacking plant, has stated the accusations to be false.
Last year, federal immigration agents raided several plants across the country, arresting more than a thousand illegal immigrants. With loss of wages and identity theft being key concerns, immigration groups are advocating for heavier sanctions against employers who break the law.
Produced for the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR)
Tito Meza of the Somerville Community Development Corporation talks about immigration reform in the United States 1st of 2 programs.
Somerville Community Development Corporation: *******www.somervillecdc****/
Mike Huckabee shows his leadeship on immigration. Listen to a border Sherriff make an endorsement at the end.