PREFACE: This is a recurring weekly compendium of acts and issues inherent to the matters surrounding illegal immigration in the United States. Quite simply, the following are items of interest to me and which I feel merit further perusal by American citizens. For the record, clearly know and understand that I am NOT anti-Hispanic or anti-immigration, but am sick, tired and damned well highly frustrated at our elected officials in Washington who are selling our nation’s future for personal gain and a hopeful new future voter base. Despite laws enacted and funding remitted, practically NOTHING has been done to seal our wide open borders to the South AND to the North, nor has anything yet been done to end the menace and financial drain of continuing illegal immigration into our sovereign nation.
This Summer, unprecedented numbers of American citizens made their voices clearly heard in opposition of the proposed 2007 Comprehensive Immigration Reform Act and, as the result, the bill died a horrible death. Americans do not want amnesty handed to some near 20 million illegal alien criminals, who broke the law being here in the first place. We demanded the government fulfill its promises and laws and BUILD THAT FENCE, which they have not. We demanded the government fulfill its promises and laws and end illegal immigration and punish those who would hinder those measures, which it has only just now decided selectively to do. Will employers be forced to end illegal hiring practices of undocumented workers? Will the overwhelming disaster to our nation’s crops, restaurants, hotels and lawn services come to pass? Will Americans face huge escalation in prices as a result of pulling a false economy into the light of legality? Will Americans tire of the struggle and forget why we were enraged by amnesty and free rides to illegal aliens in the first place?
This weekly entry is my attempt to see that the latter won’t happen.
During the week of August 13-19, 2007.
A quick and grossly incomplete scan of the previous week’s bad boys includes the following criminals of interest:
“He tore an entire family apart.” Juan Felix Salinas, 42, illegal alien from Nuevo Leon, Mexico, was drunk at three times the legal limit, speeding like a bat out of Hell and dashing in and out of lanes dodging Houston traffic last Saturday night when his van slammed into the back of a Toyota Corolla on the East Freeway. Within seconds, the Toyota caught fire. Despite the best efforts of several citizens, who tried to fight the fire with extinguishers while trying desperately to free the family trapped inside, Tenisha Williams, 26, her new husband S.J. Williams, and Tenisha’s two-year-old son Xavier Brown all burned to death. Tenisha and Shermery were married on 07-07-07 and the young family was on their way home from having seen a movie. Juan has a rap sheet of drunken and violent behavior, most recently including a March 31 domestic violence charge for which he was free on bond by Jacinto City, Texas. Juan is on hold by ICE pending three expected charges of intoxicated manslaughter.
Meanwhile, in Virginia Beach, Virginia in a case Bill O’Reilly hammered upon, illegal alien from Mexico Alfredo Ramos, 22, has pleaded “I’m guilty, judge, of all the charges” and now faces up to 40 years in prison for the March 30 drunk driving deaths of Alison Kunhardt, 17, and Tessa Tranchant, 16. Ramos, driving 65 in a 45, slammed into the teens’ car stopped at a city stop light. During the seven years Ramos has been living illegally in the US, he has racked up quite a few drunk driving charges. Sentencing is scheduled for November 5.
In Marshalltown, Iowa, about an hour northeast of Des Moines, the Feds have charged a meatpacker labor union official leading the members over at the Swift plant for not only harboring illegal aliens, but for teaching them how to falsify identities and protect them down the road. Braulio Pereyra-Gabino, 58, a naturalized American hailing from Argentina also likes to share his life’s lessons learned while living in America as an illegal alien, along with a host of employment tactics he learned during the 1996 and recent raids of illegal aliens at the Swift plant.
Two married couples from India happen to own a couple of run-down motels in Harlingen, Texas. Following an ICE undercover investigation, the four have pleaded guilty in Harlingen, Texas for harboring and abetting the smuggling of a short ton of illegal aliens from Mexico in their two motels. Joining the four Bhaktas in smuggling and harboring is illegal alien Domingo Santibanez of Mexico, who admitted to sneaking the illegals across the US-Mexico border for their $400 a nite luxury stays with ten to a room. Normally, the Bhaktas only charge $40 to stay in their A/C-deprived, no ice and unplugged coke machine rat nests.
Five construction workers were resting for a few moments, sitting on a guard rail on Route 29 near Burtonsville, Maryland and protected by their work trucks. And along came Manuel De Jesus Gonzalez-Geronimo, 31, illegal alien from Guatemala, who hit one of the parked trucks sparking a chain reaction causing another truck to crash into the men and that killed one man instantly, killed another who died in the hospital, and seriously injured three others. Manuel deserted his wrecked van at the scene and fled on foot, then turned himself in a tad bit later to authorities.
Texas Border Patrol agents finally caught a supremo-evil illegal alien the whole country has been searching for more than a decade when they grabbed Yong Orellana Bonilla, 33, trying to sneak past them along some railroad tracks in Sarita (tiny little town between Corpus Christi and Harlingen along the coast). Back in 1997, Bonilla and his pal, illegal alien Salramon Gonzales, kidnapped, tortured and repeated raped two other men they tied up in their apartment in Dunn, North Carolina (near Fayetteville) and finally succeeded in killing one man by rape-led strangulation. Bonilla and Gonzales fled, but Gonzales was finally found in 2001, was convicted of murder and kidnapping in 2002, and is now serving a 39 year sentence in a North Carolina penn. Bonilla has been skipping all around the US with stolen identities and a myriad of aliases…until now.
The Texas family of Dani Countryman learned this week that the 15-year-old’s murderer, illegal alien Alejandro Rivera Gamboa, less than NINE MONTHS BEFORE HE MURDERED DANI had pleaded guilty to a drunk driving charge and was clearly known to be an illegal alien by the Oregon courts. In the plea agreement, Gamboa signed the following statement: “I understand that if I am not a citizen of the United States, a criminal conviction could cause me to be deported, denied United States citizenship, or refused the right to re-enter the United States.” I wonder how that judge is sleeping lately, since no one bothered to call ICE at all.
VERIZON and at least one of its subcontractors are in hot water in Western Pennsylvania, after quite a few illegal aliens have been discovered working on fiber optic installations. Plum city officials have killed 27 work permits to Verizon, suspending all fiber optic work in the area to the elated delight of the fair citizens of the borough.
While trying to outrun and escape police near San Isidro, California, a stolen truck full of illegal aliens collided with another vehicle killing one illegal alien, sending four more illegals to the hospital with injuries, and two more illegals scattered into the brush and escaped the scene. It is yet unknown whether the coyote was nabbed in the mele. Our prayers to the family of local resident Alicia Fuentes, who was killed at the scene when the truck of illegals slammed into her car. Alicia was driving her sister to the Post Office at the time. Residents in the area say human smuggling is commonplace in their area.
One of three National Guardsman stationed along the Texas-Mexico border accused of corruption has pleaded guilty in a Laredo federal court for transporting and conspiracy to transport more than 100 illegal aliens into the US. Jose Rodrigo Torres, 24, admitted to hiding illegals inside government vehicles and bypassing border checkpoints, all while in uniform and on duty. Also arrested were Guard Sgt. Julio Cesar Pacheco and Sgt. Clarence Hodge, Jr., along with Pacheco’s sister and brother-in-law. All four of these pleaded not guilty at their arraignments earlier this year.
Sleep Vail County in Colorado is experiencing a “drastic increase” in violent crimes, thanks to illegal aliens there.
An illegal alien, who has already been deported TWICE, has been arrested for fondling an 8-year-old girl in Huron, Pennsylvania. Lucio Sanchez-Martinez, 32, just walked right into the girl’s apartment, laid down on her bed where she was sleeping, and began rubbing her thigh. According to the police report, the girl notified her father of what had just happened, when the perp left. “The father found Sanchez-Martinez and said Sanchez-Martinez threw a punch at him, according to the police report. The father told police he ducked the punch, then punched Sanchez-Martinez in the face and threw him down a flight of stairs. Sanchez-Martinez suffered slight injuries, but the father was not charged in the incident.” Sanchez-Martinez will also face charges for illegally entering the residence.
Three illegal aliens are in custody in Brewster, New York on various sexual offense charges. Sergio Antonio Martinez-Garza, 32 from Guatemala, has been accused of sexually fondling and abusing two girls, ages 10 and 11. Meanwhile, Pedro Sagastume, 21, and Jeremiaz Perez, 22, have been accused of the statutory rape two girls, ages 13 and 15, in the men’s apartment.
The US Census Bureau is asking federal authorities to suspend any and all “raids” and investigations of illegal aliens and their activities nationwide prior to their conducting the 2010 census of our population. The federal government “informally” did so, by the way, before, during and immediately after population counts were taken in 2000.
A huge fire is building down in New Orleans, where a class-action suit has been filed by several subcontractors working on post-Katrina rebuilding efforts citing flagrant abuses by other subcontractors using illegal alien workers, paying them illegally low wages and thereby causing hundreds of legal workers to be out-bid for jobs by out-of-town, “fly-by-night” contractors skirting labor laws. “They’re paying cash money with no matching Social Security, no benefits, no taxes, no workmen’s comp,” said the head of the International Union of Painters and Allied Trades. Nearly 40% of LEGAL painters, electricians, plumbers, and construction laborers are out of work. “The biggest lie in town is that we have no workers,” said Barry Kaufman, business manager for the Laborers’ International Union of North America’s Uptown New Orleans chapter.
No! Say it ain’t so! Is there massive corruption in the Department of US Citizenship and Immigration Services??? In a confidential report from 2006 obtained by the Washington Times’ Sara Carter, USCIS agents have allegedly aided Islamic extremists in ID fraud, while some others are accused of committing crimes for personal gain…like the agent in Harlingen, TX who sold immigration documents for $10,000 each to 20 illegal aliens.
Did you know the new Bush plan to enforce the immigration laws already on the books also extends to illegal alien prostitutes as a recognized employment group? Chertoff gives them 90 days to “resolve any discrepancies between social security numbers they provide to undercover police and the official records of the Social Security Administration.” About two dozen protesters turn out in West Chester, Pennsylvania over the last weekend to decry the attack against illegal alien prostitutes. Money quote came from “a criminal justice professor named Juan” who explained, “It’s almost impossible to find a white chick who will do a Dirty Sanchez. Let’s face it, illegal-immigrant prostitutes can’t be choosers. They’ll do the dirty jobs that other prostitutes won’t do, and they’ll do them for less money.” Trust me, this article linked above is a MUST READ. I haven’t laughed so hard in quite a while!!!
Even as President Bush is withdrawing half of the National Guard Troops right now that he sent to the US-Mexico border in 2006 to help build fences, the Border Patrol is now desperately seeking volunteers to help them meet the President’s goal of finishing 70 miles of fencing by fiscal year end of September 30. The Border Patrol sector chiefs said their fence-building efforts are going to fall short. Just one more little dittie that reinforces why so many (like me) believe Bush was never, ever serious about building that fence, hum?
I’m admittedly torn as to where to log this one: Crazy Politicians or the Very Stupid. Florida’s 21st Congressional District should be looking for a replacement for their REPUBLICAN Rep. Lincoln Diaz-Balart. Hot Air is hosting a video of Balart’s speech before last month’s national convention of La Raza that chaps my royal laurels, as Rep. Balart panders to the Latino crowd. Skip ahead to the five minute mark: “I just want to leave you with one thought: For the Hispanic community in the United States, and not only for the interests of our children and their children, for the interests of our entire Hispanic community…and also for the National interest and the national success of the great United States of America, it is important that we emphasize the Spanish language and that we keep the Spanish language and that we transmit than emphasis to our children and to our grandchildren.” (Then he warbles a repeat of the same statement in Spanish.) Doesn’t this wacko realize that the Democrats claim to have all dibs on Hispanic voters these days and in those to come…?
The Great State of Utah is requesting the Federal Government refund them up to $85 Million dollars per year for their costs of educating illegal alien children. A recent state audit of Utah’s elementary, secondary and high school populations revealed between 10,714 and 16,667 illegal alien students were provided a free education during the 2006-2007 school year.
Adopting McCain’s bite-back tactic of suggesting Romney’s Immigration Plan is to “get out his small-varmint gun and drive those Guatemalans off his yard,” Blithering Dunderhead Mitt Romney skewered Mega-Idiot Rudy Giuliani for creating the nation’s greatest sanctuary city for illegal aliens. Rudy, ever the panderer, offers a press release citing example after example of how he has complained to the Federal Government during the last 25 years. So, since McCain is thankfully out of the picture, who do you think will do a better job of keeping his word if elected President: Mitt or Rudy? I vote Fred. 😉
Later in the week, Rudy was caught with his pants down around his pandering ankles. On April 14, Rudy presents this quote, “We can end illegal immigration. I promise you, we can end illegal immigration.” (Applause) Hillary’s pals dug up a Mayor Rudy speech before Harvard nearly eleven years ago: “We’re never, ever going to be able to totally control immigration into a country that is as large as ours that has borders as diverse as the borders of the United States….We just have to accept that if we want to be the kind of country that we are.” Yep, HotAir has the video for you to watch and hear for yourself.
In New Haven, Connecticut, two Latino immigration rights groups have filed suit against the Department of Homeland Security for the raids there earlier this summer than netted 30 illegal aliens. Hilariously, their primary claim is that the raids were performed in retaliation for the city’s new ID card program open to all residents, legal or illegal. At least, they’re not claiming false imprisonment or that ICE failed to do its job.
A hornet’s nest has been stirred up in Spring Valley, New York after the city’s mayor hired a raft of illegal aliens from a day laborer hangout to work on a city public works project in July. Further, the mayor, George Darden, has hired illegal aliens to work for him personally, including one used recently to haul away some furniture. A 76-year-old resident, Odell Cureton, is spearheading a petition demanding state and federal investigations into the village’s illegal alien hiring practices, since local ones apparently have chosen to look the other way. Now the village officials are considering implementing new policies to “comply with federal and state immigration and labor laws.”
Henceforward, any companies wishing to do business with the government of Anne Arundel County in Maryland must sign an affidavit swearing they do not hire illegal aliens. “Any company that is complying with federal law and not hiring illegal immigrants will have nothing to be concerned about,” said County Executive John Leopold, who issued the executive order this week. Unfortunately, federal law prohibits the county from investigating whether an employer hires illegals or not, and this order will rely upon ICE bringing any violations to their attention.
A Louisville, Tennessee apartment management company has notified its residents that they will evict anyone in their Lakeview Apartments who are illegal aliens. Expect intervention on this one, since the management company only offered residents two weeks’ notice, instead of the federally-mandated 30 days for an eviction and furthermore must be due to nonpayment, destruction or illegal activity. The company cited its concerns over violation of occupancy fire codes, since they have no idea who and how many people are living in the apartments, and also fear being accused of harboring illegal aliens down the road.
In the northeast suburb of Chicago called Carpentersville Village, local Latinos are protesting a town council move to require all vehicles stopped by police with unlicensed drivers and/or carrying no auto liability insurance be towed and impounded. The village is about 40% Hispanic and local wackos decry the impoundment measure as an “anti-immigrant” movement designed to oppress their community. City officials see the measure as a means of cracking down on recent escalation of their already high rates of drunk driving and drivers without licenses and insurance. The village has tabled discussion on a proposed ordinance that would punish businesses who hire illegal aliens and the landlords who rent to them until the US Supreme Court concludes its review of the Hazelton, PA ordinance under attack by the ACLU.
Remember Elvira Arellano, one of our more prominent poster children for illegal alien sanctuaries? She celebrated one year on August 15 for evading deportation behind the sanctuary veil of Chicago’s Aldalbertos United Methodist Church, where she has been living with her 8-year-old anchor son and never venturing outside. Now Elvira has decided to make her way to Washington to assist in congressional lobbying efforts for immigration reform slated for September 12. As stated, she likely will not fly…
The Hispanic anti-illegal alien group “You Don’t Speak for Me” is headed to Newark, New Jersey for a rally this Sunday and they plan to talk about crimes committed by illegal aliens in the US, not the least of which was the massacre there of three college-bound young people. Among their statistics collected are that 12 US citizens are MURDERED DAILY by illegal aliens and another 13 are KILLED ACCIDENTALLY EACH DAY by illegal alien drunk drivers and in other accidents spawned by illegal aliens. See the group’s website here.