NumbersUSA Quoted

Immigration raid leaves damaging mark on Postville, Iowa

Published:  

"Since the landmark raid, an economic squeeze has destroyed several businesses. Postville's population has shrunk by nearly half, to about 1,800 residents, and townsfolk say the resulting anxiety -- felt from the deli to the schoolyard -- has been relentless.

"It's like you're in an oven and there's no place to go and there's no timer to get you out," said former Mayor Robert Penrod, who, overwhelmed, resigned earlier this year....

NumbersUSA Quoted

A year later, Iowa raid still marks a flashpoint

Published:  

“I am disturbed that local religious leaders in Postville seem to think it is immoral to arrest people who violated federal laws,” said Roy Beck, president of NumbersUSA, a group that believes in limiting immigration.

Beck said he believed the detainees were being treated humanely despite claims from local religious leaders to the contrary.http://www.kansascity.com/105/story/1191522.html

By Mike McGraw -- The Kansas City Star

NumbersUSA News

Obama Faces Stiff Opposition to Cutting Aid for Imprisoning Illegal Immigrants

Published:  

President Obama is learning the hard way that no matter which political party is in the White House, it isn't easy to cut reimbursements to states for locking up law-breaking illegal immigrants.Obama, to trim the $3.4 billion budget plan making its way through Congress, had proposed this week a package of $17 billion in domestic cuts.

Blog

At Postville Raid Anniversary, Religious Leaders Make Mockery of Their Faith & Ethics

Roy Beck's picture

Published:  

  by  Roy Beck

The intellectual bankruptcy and juvenile morality of trendy open-borders clergy is on embarrassing public display during events marking the first anniversary of ICE raids of the Postville, Iowa kosher meatpacking plant. Many of these are the same clergy who remained silent for years as the meatpacking plant physically endangered its workers and violated child laborers. Like witnesses to clerical pedophilia, these clergy allowed the meatpacker workers to be chewed up by an immoral corporation and now blame immigration laws for the collapse of the business.

NumbersUSA News

Dismissal of Guilty Pleas Is Sought for Immigrants

Published:  

The immigration lawyers’ national bar association called on the Justice Department on Tuesday to consider dismissing the guilty pleas of nearly 300 illegal immigrant workers arrested in a meatpacking plant raid in Iowa last year, one day after the Supreme Court rejected a statute that prosecutors used to pressure them.

NumbersUSA Quoted

Sen. Jeff Sessions will replace Arlen Specter on judiciary committee

Published:  

He's a major proponent of E-Verify, the voluntary government program that allows employers to certify whether prospective workers are legally authorized to work in the United States. During the debate over the federal stimulus bill in February, Sessions led a failed bid to add amendments that would have forced federal contractors receiving stimulus funds to use the E-Verify program.

News

Shuler to Reintroduce SAVE Act this Month

Rep. Heath Shuler

Published:  

Rep. Heath Shuler (D-N.C.) is putting the final touches on this year's SAVE Act, which he plans to introduce in Congress within the next few weeks. Shuler first sponsored the legislation during the last Congressional session, but House Speaker Nancy Pelosi kept it off the floor, and the attempt at a discharge petition fell 28 signatures short.

NumbersUSA News

Immigration foes link flu to Mexican threat claims

Published:  

The swine flu virus has infected the immigration debate, with talk show comments like "fajita flu" and "illegal aliens are the carriers" drawing vehement protests from Hispanic advocates.http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5i6uznnRhWOO5NRv2ReilOzjyZsRgD97U82R80

By Jesse Washington -- Associated Press

NumbersUSA News

Backlash grows over screenings for ICE at jail

Published:  

Mayor Bill White is facing increasing hostility over his decision to have the city participate in a federal program that trains local jailers to act as immigration agents.

Some activists have suggested the move toward stronger immigration enforcement could jeopardize the accuracy of the 2010 census count for people of Hispanic origin, who are estimated to make up the city’s largest ethnic group at more than 40 percent of the population.http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/front/6403870.html

NumbersUSA Quoted

U.S. to target employers of illegal workers as well

Published:  

Roy Beck, executive director of NumbersUSA, which views illegal Immigration as damaging to the U.S. economy, said he was hopeful there would be even more raids under the new guidelines and that the new focus would deter employers from hiring illegal immigrants.http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/chi-immigration_01may01,0,7669259.story

By James Oliphant and Anna Gorman -- Chicago Tribune

NumbersUSA News

California counties cut healthcare to illegal immigrants

Published:  

"Forced to slash their budgets, some California counties are eliminating nonemergency health services for illegal immigrants -- a move that officials acknowledge could backfire by shifting the financial burden to emergency rooms.

Sacramento County voted in February to bar illegal immigrants from county clinics at an estimated savings of $2.4 million. Contra Costa County followed last month by cutting off undocumented adults, to save approximately $6 million. And Yolo County is voting on a similar change next month, which would reduce costs by $1.2 million."

NumbersUSA News

Council to make move on illegal immigration vote

Published:  

"Voters in Fremont may get a target date for a special election this week.

Members of the Fremont City Council are expected to vote on a resolution calling for a special election on an initiative petition for a proposed ordinance that would ban “the harboring of illegal aliens and the hiring of unauthorized aliens” within the city."

NumbersUSA News

Court Nixes Constitutional Claims By Legal Aliens After Workplace Raid by ICE

Published:  

The conduct of immigration agents during a raid at a meat processing plant in Minnesota did not violate the constitutional rights of 10 Latino plaintiffs who were working there legally, a federal district court ruled March 27 (Barrera v. DHS, D. Minn., No. 07-3879, 3/27/09).

By Gayle Cinquegrani -- Daily Labor Report

News

Likely Policy Change for Immigration Raids

DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano

Published:  

Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano has delayed a series of immigration raids, and the move may signal a policy change for the department. After last month's raid of an auto parts rebuilder in Washington state drew criticism from both Napolitano and President Obama, senior DHS officials say ICE may focus on businesses instead of illegal workers.

Blog

Will You Help Us with Our Latest Petition Drive?

Phillip Zanders's picture

Published:  

  by  Phillip Zanders

Many of you responded to my last blog stating that we need far more signatures on a petition to have any type of impact. But are you willing to help us distribute this one to truly make an impression? As “Gary6333 of NY” commented, “Four times bigger is still not enough! EVERYONE needs to push this site EVERYWHERE they go. MAKE THIS MOVEMENT GROW!”

News

Pelosi Video Goes Public

Published:  

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi was invited to speak during a San Francisco pro-immigration rally organized by Illinois Rep. Luis Gutierrez. But during her speech, she made a few controversial statements, including calling U.S. immigration enforcement efforts "Un-American" and thanks to Californians for Population Stabilization, we have the video clip and the transcript of her comments.

News

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi Says Immigration Enforcement is "Un-American"

Published:  

Nancy Pelosi was caught on tape calling U.S. immigration enforcement efforts "Un-American." The Californians for Population Stabilization released video of the House Speaker and we have a clip with Pelosi calling illegal aliens attending a rally in San Francisco last week "very, very patriotic." Watch the video from the immigration rally and fax your Congressmen urging them to reject Speaker Pelosi's attacks.

Blog

Americans' Protests Rising Against Pelosi's & Obama's Preference for Illegal Foreign Workers

Roy Beck's picture

Published:  

  by  Roy Beck

The White House switchboard is barely holding on. Fax machines there and in congressional offices are churning out Americans' protest in peak mode. Pres. Obama and House Speaker Pelosi have started a grassroots rebellion with their new statements of prioritizing illegal foreign workers over unemployed Americans. How angry are you? Let me count the ways . . .

Blog

PROF. SWAIN: No task too audacious for Obama -- except protecting U.S. jobs from illegal workers

Roy Beck's Picture

Published:  

  by  Roy Beck

Carol Swain, professor of law and political science at Vanderbilt University, has noted in the Nashville Tennessean that Pres. Obama has now promised to lead the way to cure cancer, end foreign oil dependence and guarantee higher education to everyone who wants it. But when it comes to keeping illegal aliens out of U.S. jobs so that unemployed Americans (especially Blacks and Hispanics) can have them, Obama can't seem to lift a finger.

Blog

Will Napolitano Prove Arizona Doubters Correct? (THE ANTI-ENFORCER?)

Roy Beck's picture

Published:  

  by  Roy Beck

PHOENIX -- A group of Arizona business and civic leaders told me last night that the strange behavior of our nation's chief security leader this week is just what they expected. They say that Janet Napolitano was a skilled master at getting media to make her look like a believer in the rule of law but that when it came to immigration she was almost always "The Anti-Enforcer."

News

28 Illegal Workers Arrested in Obama's First ICE Raid

Published:  

Immigration officials arrested 28 illegal workers at Yamato Engine Specialists in Bellingham, Wa. on Tuesday. The workplace raid was the first during the Obama Administration. ICE officials said they believe most of the 28 arrested gained employment by using fake social security numbers and counterfeit documents.

NumbersUSA News

Officials, Advocates Question Immigration Raid

Published:  

The secretary of Homeland Security has ordered of a review of an immigration raid in Bellingham in which a third of the employees of an engine manufacturing shop were arrested.

Janet Napolitano said she wants to know why Tuesday's raid took place and said immigration enforcement should be focused on employers who hire illegal immigrants.http://www.kirotv.com/news/18797142/detail.html

KIRO-TV

NumbersUSA News

Rancher cleared in rights case

Published:  

A federal jury in Tucson ruled Tuesday that an Arizona rancher did not violate the civil rights of 16 Mexican nationals he stopped after they sneaked illegally into the United States, but awarded $78,000 in actual and punitive damages on claims of assault and the infliction of emotional distress.http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2009/feb/18/rancher-cleared-in-rights-case/

By Jerry Seper -- Washington Times

News

Nebraska Egg Plant Accused of Hiring Undocumented Workers

Published:  

A former employee of Henningsen Foods in David City, Neb. has filed a suit against the company charging that they knowingly hired undocumented workers and gave them preferential treatment. The former worker was fired from the plant in 2007 and the charges are part of a wrongful-termination lawsuit against the plant.

Pages