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YES to Decent Health Care for Illegals in Detention -- But Don't Use Issue To Slow Deportations

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ICE Chief Julie Myers goes before a congressional panel Wednesday to answer charges such as that she is allowing "immigrants in detention (to) languish without lawyers and decent medical care even when they are mortally ill," as the New York Times stated in an editorial today (June 3).

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DID THEY DIE FOR OPEN BORDERS? Memorial Day raised questions about U.S. government's commitment to national community

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With men and women dying in the armed services of our country every day, the question of national community loomed large for me this Memorial Day.

Did all those who died in foreign lands this last year, as well as in America near our own borders, accept the possibility of the supreme sacrifice for just some vague concept of a country? For virtually open borders? For a government that only some times puts its citizens' interests ahead of those of citizens of other countries?

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Rep. Scalise of Louisiana Signs SAVE Act Discharge Petition

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On May 22, Rep. Steve Scalise (R-La.) signed the discharge petition for the SAVE Act, just days after being sworn into office as a Member of Congress. This brings the total number of discharge petition signers to 189, just 29 shy of the 218 needed to force a floor vote on the bill. Rep. Scalise replaces Rep. Richard Baker in Louisiana’s first congressional district. Rep. Baker had a career “A” grade from Americans for Better Immigration.

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Ag capitalism starting to work without amnesty

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At first blush, I'm sure some will find the news of big California ag firms expanding operations in Mexico to be a negative reaction to increased enforcement against illegal immigration.

Look deeper, however, and this is yet more proof that a constant and escalating enforcement will create an attrition in the illegal population in the U.S.  -- and will allow agricultural capitalism to begin to work properly without the distortion of an amnesty.

Attrition Through Enforcement works!

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U.S. Farmers Move Business to Mexico in Search of Cheap Labor

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Due to the success of recent immigration raids, U.S. farmers are setting up operations in Mexico because they are having a hard time finding cheap labor that cannot be deported.

A recent survey by the Western Growers Associations shows that American companies now farm more than 45,000 acres and employ more than 11,000 people. Agricultural labor economist James Holt said that, "Employers can't find enough legal workers to replace this huge number of illegal workers....Their only option is to go where the workers are."

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Harry Reid Pulls Ag Amnesty from Iraq Supplemental

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In the face of enormous opposition from both sides of the aisle, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid opted to drop the agricultural amnesty from the Iraq Supplemental Spending Bill.

Reid decided to drop language, submitted by Sens. Dianne Feinstein and Larry Craig, that would have given a path to citizenship for 1.3 million illegal agricultural workers, as well as their families.

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Hundreds Arrested in Iowa Immigration Raid

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At least 100 immigration agents raided the Agriprocessing plant in Postville, Iowa, at around 10 am (cst) on Monday, May 12. Immigration officials told local authorities that 600-700 arrests were expected at the plant -- a facility that employees around 1,000 individuals.

The ICE raid was executed to look for evidence of suspected identity theft and fraudlent use of Social Security numbers, among other crimes. Immigration agents were also granted permission to investigate individuals suspected of being in the United States illegally.

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Rohrabacher Calls for National Day of Prayer for Ramos and Compean

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(May 8) Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (R-Calif.) has called for a National Day of Prayer for law enforcement officials and, specifically, for jailed Border Patrol agents Ignacio Ramos and Jose Compean, who are currently serving federal prison terms for wounding an illegal alien drug smuggler. At a press conference this week, Rep.

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