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Pro-Amnesty Rep. Chris Cannon Ousted in Primary

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Rep. Chris Cannon (R - Utah) was defeated in the Republican primary in Utah's 3rd district. While considered a staunch conservative on many issues, Rep. Cannon is known for being pro-immigration and has sponsored many bills to allow more foreign workers to enter the United States. Americans for Better Immigration gives Rep. Cannon a C grade based on his immigration voting record. Rep.

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Rep. Cannon Finally Fails To Hide Amnesty Record

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  by  Roy Beck

Rep. Chris Cannon -- who lost in a 60%-40% Primary election landslide yesterday -- had survived several previous Primary challenges by fooling enough people into believing that he was not really an amnesty champion.

His loss should strike some fear into the 362 Members of Congress (68%) who have Amnesty grades of D+ or worse but who nearly all claim to voters that they do NOT support amnesties for illegal aliens. 

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Supreme Court Denies Fence Lawsuit

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The U.S. Supreme Court yesterday refused to hear a lawsuit brought by environmental groups challenging the Bush administration's ability to expedite construction of a section of border fence near Naco, Arizona. Defenders of Wildlife and the Sierra Club claimed the Administration’s waiver of 19 environmental laws was an unconstitutional repeal of federal laws.

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Border-eye view points finger at who really is killing & degrading illegals crossing desert

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ARIZONA/MEXICO BORDER -- "We're seeing a lot more babies crossing through here now," Barbara Barnett told me, as we sat on her patio looking out over her and her husband Roger's geologically dramatic, sprawling desert cattle ranch.

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Backroom discussions continue on whether to de-fund effective efforts that deter illegal immigration

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  by  Roy Beck

U.S. House appropriators are deep in internal discussions over whether to praise (and fund) current enforcement efforts that are proving most effective in arresting illegal aliens and deterring future illegal immigration. Postponement of markup today on a DHS spending bill is probably a good sign.

The House Appropriations Committee has postponed its Wednesday afternoon (June 18) consideration of the DHS spending bill that will determine funding levels for immigration enforcement next year.

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Supreme Court Ruling Lets Voluntary-Departure Aliens Back Out of their Deal

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Today, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in a 5-4 decision that deportable illegal aliens can back out of their agreement to voluntarily depart the country and get another opportunity to make the case to immigration officials that they should be allowed to adjust their status.

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LOCAL ENFORCEMENT AT RISK? Congress deciding whether to fund continuing local vise on illegal immigrants

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Congressional appropriators start deciding tomorrow (June 18) whether to provide the dollars to continue the tightening vise on illegal immigrants in local communities. Powerful special interests are insisting on a withdrawal of funding for programs like 287(g) that are resulting in snowballing arrests and removals.

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Have you toured our new web site?

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Obviously, you have already discovered our newly designed web site. Whether this is your first visit or you have already come here many times, welcome! You're going to be discovering many new features and much new content to increase the reach of your activisim.

In fact, there are so many new features and added content that we've designed a new Video Tour. The tour will give you a quick idea of what is on the website and how to get there.

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Rasmussen Poll Shows Americans Angry at Government's Refusal to Fix Illegal Immigration Problem

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A June 13 Rasmussen poll shows that Americans are still mad at Congress's failure to reform America's immigration system. The poll shows that 1/3 of all Americans are mad about illegal immigration, but Americans blame Washington and not the illegal aliens. Eighty-three percent of those angry about immigration blame the federal government. Thirty-two percent of those polled expressed "anger" with the situation, while an additional twenty-seven percent expressed frustration with the government's inaction.

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