"In March, Congressman Bill Sali (R-Idaho) sent a letter to Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice urging her to hold off on approving the consulate until the government can assure Idahoans that a consulate will not foster the continued presence of illegal immigrants in the state. Sali, who earlier this month was recognized by the American Conservative Union as one of the "best and brightest" in the U.S.
Julia Duin, Washington Times, 29 May 2008
"The number of illegal immigrants arrested and deported from Oklahoma and North Texas is on pace to exceed last year's number by 40 percent, the Department of Homeland Security says...." http://www.star-telegram.com/448/story/672379.html
AP, 30 May 2008
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.
"After months of political wrangling, South Carolina's legislative leaders said Tuesday they have reached a compromise on an illegal immigration proposal that would require all businesses to verify their employees are legally here...." http://www.wbt.com/news/details.cfm?article_id=37260
AP, 27 May 2008
"Denying illegal immigrants the chance to pay only in-state tuition at Arkansas colleges and universities is a matter of law, not of personal choice or opinion, Gov. Mike Beebe said Monday...." http://news.aol.com/story/_a/beebe-law-bans-in-state-tuition-for/n20080526141809990006
Jon Gambrell, AP, 26 May 2008
"In the ever-deepening quagmire that is illegal immigration, it's not an easy road for any legislation dealing with the issue. Currently, the legislation is HR 5515, the New Employee Verification Act (NEVA).