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CHD offers $100 to any person who reports an employer who hires illegal aliens.
Yes, you read it correctly. CHD is now offering a $100 reward to any person who turns in an employer who hires illegal aliens. If the tip leads to the employer being prosecuted for what is a class 5 felony offense, then you collect the Benjamin.
It’s time to raise the stakes and send law breaking Americans a message. U.S. citizens need jobs. Any employer who hires illegal aliens is a criminal and needs to be treated as such. If you suspect an employer of violating federal codes then we implore you to take a stand and report them to the proper authorities.
Employers who hire illegals are exploiting human beings for the sake of profits. It’s wrong and immoral to hold humans in indentured servitude. It’s also putting fellow Americans out of work. Get Americans off the unemployment line and get them off social services - put Americans to work and pay them a living wage.
It’s the next logical step in the war we’re waging against the devastating effects of illegal immigration. If the employer can’t find a U.S. citizen to fill a job, then the employer recruits the worker from another country. The employer makes sure the worker enters the country legally and pays for the worker to have a  medical and criminal background check. The employer insures the worker safe passage to the job site. The employer insures the worker has decent housing. The employer pays for medical benefits and insurance and the employer insures the worker is returned to their country of origin when their services are no longer needed.
To report an employer who hires an illegal alien is easy.
Contact your local federal law enforcement such as Border Patrol or I.C.E.- the office of Immigration and Customs Enforcement.
Call I.C.E. at 1-866-DHS-2ice. Again the number is
1-866-347-2423 to report suspicious illegal activity.
LAW ENFORCEMENT HELPLESS - GUARDIAN ANGELS CALLED TO
CINCINNATI TO PROTECT law abiding CITIZENS FROM GANG CRIME.
National security starts with cleaning up our neighborhoods
    Interesting.   I read this weekend that the government and social leaders of the American city Cincinatti, Ohio,  is so at their wit’s end that they have asked the NYC based Guardian Angels for assistance with curbing the out of control crime affecting the city’s citizens.   From an Associated Press wire story that appeared in the Akron Beacon Journal:  “A neighborhood crime-fighting group wants the Guardian Angels to help patrol the streets.  The group,  Westwood Concern, has found free housing and office space for a startup team from the New York-based crime -fighting group. The Westwood (Cincinnati) neighborhood had more than 2,000 serious crimes reported last year.”
    And of course, here’s the line from the local police, Chief Tom Streicher,  who said “…he would prefer Westwood Concern (cower in their homes and) support existing local law-enforcement efforts” that have been absolutely ineffectives in stopping the out-of-control gang crime.
    Now wait a minute.  Here’s a  mayor  who can’t rely on his police force to do the job. The governor of Ohio does not have the will to call in the National Guard to protect the citizens from crime.  
    Something is wrong with this picture.  The mayor, the police chief, the governor and the president all can do nothing to rid urban areas of crime.  The citizens are left with no other choice but to take matters into their own hands.
    It’s time for some real vigilante justice in America’s big cities, and you can start with Washington, D.C. – this shining beacon of hope known as our Capital City, is the crime capitol of the United States -an absolute disgrace.  Of course President Bush never mentions the vermin eating away at our communities across the country.
    I have said it before and I’ll say it again, the National Guard has no business setting a foot outside the borders of the United States. They are meant to be used here and they should be immediately deployed to Washington D.C., Cincinatti, Los Angeles, East Saint Louis, and dozens of other locations including Phoenix, Arizona.
    Why do we need them in our big cities?  To start ridding the streets of the vermin known as gangbangers, many of whom crossed into the United States illegally through the most unstable country in the Americas outside of Columbia -it’s known as Mexico.
The gangs need to be eliminated and our communities secured, before we go dropping bombs on other countries in an attempt to eliminate their so-called criminal element.
The co-founder of the citizen patrol group, Mary Kuhl, has the moxie necessary to get the job done. “Our group gets no public money and doesn’t have to get approval, either. We don’t get our marching orders from City Hall;  we’d like their support, but we don’t have to have it.”
    The problem has reached the critical point of getting no response from law enforcement, so it’s up to the people to take back their streets -it’s time to take back America.
    Of course I find it interesting that not one of the articles written (only a few) referred to the citizens as “vigilantes”.  We needs more groups to organize around the country to send the government a message.  We the people are fed up with their cowardice and inability to take on the bad guys, for fear of violating their “civil rights” or from fear of being called racists.
    It’s time for Americans to realize this is about crime - it’s time to judge a person by their character, or lack of it, not by the color of their skin or what language they speak - a criminal is a criminal and should be dealt with by any means necessary.
    Our government is allowing a break-down in the rule of law - not just in our cities.   Just look at the disgusting situation with our southern border.  Where’s the cavalry when you need them? Guess what — there is no cavalry any more, unless you organize your own.
County Commissioner Bills Mexican Government For Illegal Aliens
By Jon Hanian--Caldwell, ID
  Thousands of migrant farm workers are here legally but many are here illegally.  It was that portion of the migrant labor population that Canyon County Commissioner Robert Vasquez singled out for special attention today suggesting that the Mexican government should reimburse local taxpayers for their expenses.   “My fellow American’s, constituents, friends and neighbors expect their county commissioner to spend the taxes on services for American’s not on illegal alien’s healthcare, education or detention.” 
 That is why Vasquez today showed off a $2 million  bill he is sending  to the Mexican consulate in Salt Lake City. Vasquez says Canyon county has tallied up $1.4 million in housing illegal aliens in the county jail, and $575,000 on welfare services for illegal aliens over the last two years. “The reality is we are securing the borders of Iraq but we are not securing the borders of the United States, that is the reality.”
 But officials with the Idaho Migrant Council say Vasquez is missing the point. They say without illegal aliens a lot of the crops here in this country would end up rotting in the ground, according to Dr. Albert Pacheco, the council’s director. “They would, because no native born American wants to work for those wages to work for those conditions and I think historically if we look at it, America  has been built and has prospered based on illegal immigration.”
  Pacheco also suggests that Vasquez’ use of words like  “fight” and illegal “invasion” is subtle hate speech. “I think he is trying to pander to the racism and the ignorance that still exists in this country.”
 But at the Canyon County Jail illegal aliens are creating a financial burden according to Canyon County Sheriff George Nourse who is careful to point that many migrants (legal and illegal) are hard working decent people. Still, he says a good number of them end up in his jail funded by local taxpayers.  “We had about 1200 illegal aliens go through our jail last year. And it does create a hardship and a burden on the justice system on our courts, the prosecutors office and the Sheriff’s office.”
VICTIM BECOMES SUSPECT IN ALLEGED HATE CRIME
Former Housemate Accused Of Terrorizing Family
   Editor: This kind of sounds like some of the sinister low life tactics that might be employed by organizations like Border Action network and Humane Borders.  
   Des Moines, IA—A case of alleged hate crime in Des Moines has a bizarre ending. Several times over the winter, the Hermasillo family (pictured, left) thought they were the targets of hate crimes. Two of the family’s cars were set on fire and their house at 317 S.W. Watrous Ave. in Des Moines was broken into and vandalized. “The house was a mess, graffiti on the walls — KKK, wetbacks, go back to Mexico — on the door here, was a Nazi sign,” Luis Silva told KCCI in February.
   Des Moines police now say Silva is accused of doing the vandalism. “He fabricated everything,” Sgt. Tony Steverson said. Steverson said Silva burned cars and vandalized the Hermasillo’s home in an effort to convince the family he was needed as protection. Silva is charged with arson, stalking, criminal mischief and filing false police reports. He is being held in the Polk County Jail.
Three plead guilty in human smuggling case
Phoenix, AZ – April 23, 2004 Attorney General Terry Goddard announced the plea agreement reached with three men accused of smuggling a person across the border and then holding him hostage while seeking payment form the victim’s cousin.
Malvin Omar Chirnos-Cruz (aka Victorico Sanchez-Barrios), Dennis Ivan Casere-Escobar and Marvin Omar Geleano-Acosta were each charged with illegally conduction an Enterprise, Kidnapping and Threatening and Intimidating. The defendants held the victim hostage, and threatened to harm him. They relayed their threats to the victim’s cousin. The investigation and arrests were the efforts of officers assigned to the U.S. Customs Task Force.
Defendants Casere-Escobar and Chirnos Cruz face up to 3.5 years in prison and Galeano-Acosta faces up to 2 years in prison. The defendants are scheduled to be sentenced on May 11 and 25, 2004. Assistant Attorney General Laura Reckart prosecuted this case.
PROTECTING THE PARKS ALONG THE BORDER
Plans to Stop Smuggling Of Drugs,  Immigrants May Trample Lands
by Ryan Slattery, Special to The Washington Post, Monday, April 26, 2004; Page A21
Tucson — The government’s most ambitious plan yet to seal the Arizona-Mexico border is drawing criticism from environmentalists who say granting the U.S. Border Patrol greater access to federally protected lands will only trample the landscape and do nothing to solve immigrant and drug smuggling in the region.
The portion of the plan at the center of the controversy is the Border Patrol’s request to use off-road motorcycles and all-terrain vehicles on known smuggling routes and footpaths within designated wilderness corridors. Arizona shares more than 300 miles of border with Mexico, and much of it is federal land that protects fragile ecosystems and provides habitat for endangered species such as the Sonoran pronghorn, a type of antelope.
Thousands of miles of illegal roads already crisscross the Arizona desert, and environmentalists and land managers fear unfettered law enforcement access will spider web across the preserves.
“This is an over-the-top approach,” said Daniel Patterson, a desert ecologist with the Tucson-based Center for Biological Diversity. “These areas do not recover quickly.”
Roger Maier, a U.S. Customs and Border Protection spokesman, points out that illegal traffic in these areas is already ruining the parklands. Immigrants and smugglers abandon vehicles, leave behind mounds of trash and crush plant life. He says enforcement will cut down on those destructive behaviors by keeping the illegal element out of these areas.
“Certainly, we recognize the need to do everything possible to maintain the integrity of the park in its natural state, while also having to address the issue of the illegal activity occurring there,” Maier said.
The criticism comes despite record numbers of apprehensions and three large drug busts at the Nogales port of entry within the past month that, Border Patrol officials say, proves the efforts are paying off. On April 14, border officers at a cargo facility seized 2,140 pounds of marijuana worth an estimated $2.1 million. In two previous busts in March, officers seized a total of 4,291 pounds of marijuana.
The new measures, called the Arizona Border Control (ABC) Initiative, were announced March 16 by Asa Hutchinson, undersecretary for border and transportation security in the Department of Homeland Security, who noted that 40 percent of illegal immigrants entering the United States cross the Arizona border.
At the announcement of the ABC Initiative, Interior Deputy Assistant Secretary Larry Parkinson said, “The best thing you can do for the environment is to have control of the border.”
Crackdowns at urban ports in California and Texas have pushed undocumented workers and drug smugglers into the most remote areas of the Arizona desert. Since the beginning of the year, the Border Patrol’s Tucson sector has seen a 60 percent increase in the number of illegal immigrants captured over the same period a year ago, a figure some attribute to increased patrols. And a spillover is being felt in New Mexico, with agents at the Lordsburg crossing reporting an 80 percent increase in apprehensions.
Under the ABC Initiative, 260 additional agents are being deployed in the Tucson sector, for a total of about 2,000 agents. Unmanned aerial vehicles will begin operation in June, and electronic ground sensors, remote video cameras and more aircraft are being added. The $10 million initiative has been funded through the end of September.
“This is a full-court press, as far as Homeland Security goes,” Maier said. “It’s already generating a lot of results. We’re getting feedback from Mexico that the word is that it has already tightened up here. Maybe they’ll think twice and not even come.”
The ABC Initiative came as a surprise to many. Environmentalist charge that the Department of Homeland Security did not do environmental studies that are required when increased activities are being proposed on public lands.
“This came under the cover of darkness,” said Jenny Neeley of Defenders of Wildlife.
But Maier said, “The parties were brought in as early as possible.”
Stuck in the middle of the debate are federal land managers such as Roger DiRosa, who oversees the 860,000-acre Cabeza Prieta National Wildlife Refuge, 93 percent of which is designated wilderness, near Ajo, Ariz. DiRosa was hired to protect the natural resources within a refuge that shares 56 miles of the border with Mexico, and his job has become a balancing act with the focus shifted to combating criminal activities. And with only three full-time enforcement officers in the refuge, DiRosa is dependent on Border Control agents. He only wishes the agency would better express its needs for access to remote areas of the refuge.
“Don’t give us a blanket approach, be specific,” said DiRosa, who said that public land mangers were also surprised by the Border Patrol plans.
DiRosa says Border Patrol officials have since entered into consultations with the refuge staff about its planned activities in Cabeza Prieta and how to minimize any damage. He said he hopes they’ll consider using horses where possible instead of motorized vehicles and implement more quickly plans for high-tech monitoring systems that would also reduce the impact on the environment. Refuge and Border Patrol officials are also looking into the possibility of using some of the illegal roads for the agents’ motorized vehicles and of locating field sites in less environmentally sensitive areas.
Officials at Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument have taken measures into their own hands after the August 2002 murder of Ranger Kris Eggle by Mexican drug traffickers. They have hired more law enforcement officers and are replacing a flimsy barbed-wire fence with a five-foot-high vehicle barrier constructed of railroad ties. The fence, five miles of which is complete, will eventually run the entire 31-mile length of the park’s border.
“It’s a start, but it’s certainly not enough,” Bonnie Eggle, Kris’s mother, said recently in Las Vegas where she attended a meeting of Secured Borders USA, a Nevada-based group calling for the militarization of the U.S. border.
But DiRosa, whose refuge borders Organ Pipe, worries that without his own fence, he will inherit the Organ Pipe’s illegal immigration problems.
“It’s going to drive more traffic our way,” DiRosa said with a sigh. He added, “The solution [to illegal immigration] is not on the Mexican border. It’s in Washington, D.C., and Mexico City.”
Thursday, April 29, 2004
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