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    AP
    Homeland secretary wants criminal aliens out of USA.

    By EILEEN SULLIVAN, Associated Press Writer Eileen Sullivan, Associated Press

    Secretary of Homeland Security- designate Janet Napolitano smiles during a AP – Secretary of Homeland Security- designate Janet Napolitano smiles during a luncheon for the political …

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    WASHINGTON – If you're a criminal and you're not entitled to be in the United States, Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano wants you out of the country. Napolitano wants what she calls "criminal aliens" off American streets. She is looking at existing immigration enforcement programs to see if taxpayers are getting the most bang for their buck.

    "That sounds very simple, but it's historically not been done," Napolitano said, speaking to reporters and senior Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials Thursday.

    About 113,000 criminals who were in the U.S. illegally were deported last year, Immigration and Customs Enforcement said. The agency estimates there are now as many as 450,000 criminals in federal, state and local detention centers who are in the country illegally.

    Napolitano said she wants to improve data-sharing among local, state and federal facilities. So far, there are jails in 26 counties across the country with computer systems that can talk instantly with immigration systems.

    The goal, Napolitano said, is for federal immigration officials to know whether an inmate is in the country illegally immediately after he is processed into a detention facility. After the criminal serves his or her sentence, immigration officials can be ready to deport that person right away.

    ICE spokesman Richard Rocha said the agency plans to expand this connectivity to all state and local detention centers over the next four years.

    Napolitano, whose job includes overseeing immigration laws, says she also will go after criminal fugitives who are in the country illegally.

    (This version CORRECTS number of criminal aliens deported last year to 113,000, sted 201,000.))
    USC and Legal, Honest Immigrant Alike Must Fight Against Those That Deceive and Disrupt A Place Of Desirability! All Are Victims of Fraud, Both USC and Honest Immigrant Alike! The bad can and does make it more difficult for the good! Be careful who y

  • #2
    AP
    Homeland secretary wants criminal aliens out of USA.

    By EILEEN SULLIVAN, Associated Press Writer Eileen Sullivan, Associated Press

    Secretary of Homeland Security- designate Janet Napolitano smiles during a AP – Secretary of Homeland Security- designate Janet Napolitano smiles during a luncheon for the political …

    * Terrorist Safe Haven? Play Video Terrorism Video: Terrorist Safe Haven? FOX News
    * A New Direction for Anti-Terrorism Play Video Terrorism Video: A New Direction for Anti-Terrorism ABC News
    * Delhi police kill two 'militants' Play Video Terrorism Video: Delhi police kill two 'militants' BBC

    WASHINGTON – If you're a criminal and you're not entitled to be in the United States, Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano wants you out of the country. Napolitano wants what she calls "criminal aliens" off American streets. She is looking at existing immigration enforcement programs to see if taxpayers are getting the most bang for their buck.

    "That sounds very simple, but it's historically not been done," Napolitano said, speaking to reporters and senior Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials Thursday.

    About 113,000 criminals who were in the U.S. illegally were deported last year, Immigration and Customs Enforcement said. The agency estimates there are now as many as 450,000 criminals in federal, state and local detention centers who are in the country illegally.

    Napolitano said she wants to improve data-sharing among local, state and federal facilities. So far, there are jails in 26 counties across the country with computer systems that can talk instantly with immigration systems.

    The goal, Napolitano said, is for federal immigration officials to know whether an inmate is in the country illegally immediately after he is processed into a detention facility. After the criminal serves his or her sentence, immigration officials can be ready to deport that person right away.

    ICE spokesman Richard Rocha said the agency plans to expand this connectivity to all state and local detention centers over the next four years.

    Napolitano, whose job includes overseeing immigration laws, says she also will go after criminal fugitives who are in the country illegally.

    (This version CORRECTS number of criminal aliens deported last year to 113,000, sted 201,000.))
    USC and Legal, Honest Immigrant Alike Must Fight Against Those That Deceive and Disrupt A Place Of Desirability! All Are Victims of Fraud, Both USC and Honest Immigrant Alike! The bad can and does make it more difficult for the good! Be careful who y

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    • #3
      yea right..
      This is a smoke screen ....She is appointed by Obama and therefore has the same philosophy as he.

      even if we deport em.. they will be able to come back. There is a waiver for everything and anything in this new proposal Destroy America 2009

      H.R.264
      Save America Comprehensive Immigration Act of 2009 (Introduced in House)


      http://www.shusterman.com/cgi-...y/z?c111:H.R.264.IH:

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      • #4
        Can't we start with Obama's Aunt? Oh wait a minute she has now been given a temporary status until a decision is made. Any bet on what the outcome will be?
        If Democrats Had Any Brains, They'd Be Republicans

        Democrats - Brave enough to KILL our unborn, just NOT our ENEMIES!

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        • #5
          <BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by 4now:
          yea right..
          This is a smoke screen ....She is appointed by Obama and therefore has the same philosophy as he.

          even if we deport em.. they will be able to come back. There is a waiver for everything and anything in this new proposal Destroy America 2009

          H.R.264
          Save America Comprehensive Immigration Act of 2009 (Introduced in House)


          http://www.shusterman.com/cgi-...y/z?c111:H.R.264.IH: </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

          I Know. Sounds nice However, even If only a dream.
          USC and Legal, Honest Immigrant Alike Must Fight Against Those That Deceive and Disrupt A Place Of Desirability! All Are Victims of Fraud, Both USC and Honest Immigrant Alike! The bad can and does make it more difficult for the good! Be careful who y

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          • #6
            System to Verify Worker Legality Is Delayed Again

            By Spencer S. Hsu
            Washington Post Staff Writer
            Friday, January 30, 2009; Page A07

            The Obama administration is delaying a planned crackdown on federal contractors that hire illegal immigrants to determine if the electronic system set up to check workers' documents can handle the surge in workload, Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano said yesterday.

            The federal government planned to require all contractors to use that government system, known as E-Verify, to screen all workers on contracts worth more than $100,000 after Jan. 15, but the Bush administration delayed the rule until Feb. 20 because of a lawsuit filed by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. This week, the new administration postponed it until May 21 to give itself "an adequate opportunity to review the rule."

            "I believe in E-Verify. I believe it has to be an integral part of our immigration enforcement system," Napolitano said. "The review is intended to see what needs to be done to increase the capacity for the E-Verify system, how quickly that can be done."

            The rule, proposed last June, is expecte d to roughly double the number of U.S. employers -- from about 100,000 -- that use E-Verify. Participation is now voluntary for employers and used only for new hires, covering about 11 percent of hiring.

            U.S. Chamber spokesman Robin Conrad said that in light of the "stressed economy," the organization is hopeful that the administration "will agree that E-Verify is the wrong solution at the wrong time."

            House Republicans criticized the move. Rep. Lamar Smith (R-Tex.), ranking minority member of the Judiciary Committee, issued a statement saying, "It is ironic that at the same time President Obama was pushing for passage of the stimulus package to help the unemployed, his Administration delayed implementation of a rule designed to protect jobs for U.S. citizens and legal workers."

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            • #7
              Illegal immigrants leaving the USA? Not much according to this article. If it's bad here, it's probably worse there so why leave, especially if you have US citizen kids?

              Immigrants aren't leaving, despite harder times in U.S.
              "What you see in the photograph isn't what you saw at the time. The real skill of photography is organized visual lying."

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              • #8
                <BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">U.S. Chamber spokesman Robin Conrad said that in light of the "stressed economy," the organization is hopeful that the administration "will agree that E-Verify is the wrong solution at the wrong time."



                <span class="ev_code_RED">What the h.eck is she smoking?</span>
                House Republicans criticized the move. Rep. Lamar Smith (R-Tex.), ranking minority member of the Judiciary Committee, issued a statement saying, "It is ironic that at the same time President Obama was pushing for passage of the stimulus package to help the unemployed, his Administration delayed implementation of a rule designed to protect jobs for U.S. citizens and legal workers."

                <span class="ev_code_RED">I totally agree. Lip service at its finest. It is just a smokescreen to try to keep the undocumented working in those jobs. How unamerican is that to not protect legal workers and our economy!</span>
                </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

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                • #9
                  http://www.boston.com/news/pol...antiimmigration.html

                  Anti-immigration group jumps on Obama's aunt case

                  February 3, 2009 12:28 PM

                  Illegal immigration didn't factor much in the presidential election, since Barack Obama and John McCain agreed on the broad outlines of policy to reform the system and provide a path to citizenship.

                  But now an anti-immigration advocacy group is trying to use the case of Obama's aunt, who was discovered living in Boston illegally just before the election, to pump up the subject again.

                  Zeituni Onyango, Obama's late father's half sister, faces an April 1 hearing on her immigration status and is believed to be living in Cleveland. Obama has said he wasn't aware of her case and has said the law should be followed.

                  Americans for Legal Immigration PAC said this week it is filing an arrest request with Immigration and Customs Enforcement day and issuing a public demand for Obama to deport his aunt.

                  First reported on the Washington Post's political blog, the group said, "Onyango is an illegal immigrant, who is currently under a court's order to leave the country or be deported, and has been living in taxpayer subsidized housing in Boston for five years. She is currently a fugitive from justice and is staying with friends in Cleveland vowing to fight against being deported now that her nephew is President.

                  "President Obama has promised the American public that his administration will honor the principles of open government, the Constitution, and the Rule of Law," William Gheen of ALIPAC said in a statement. "Obama must either deport his aunt or destroy his own credibility by showing her favoritism."

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                  • #10
                    http://www.idahostatesman.com/1425/story/589912.html

                    Homeland security nominee is tough on immigration

                    Greg Gordon - McClatchy Newspapers
                    Edition Date: 02/02/09

                    WASHINGTON — Few people have been closer to the center of the debate over illegal immigration than Arizona Gov. Janet Napolitano, the top Democrat in a conservative state with little sympathy for illegal immigrants.

                    While taking a law-and-order posture on immigration enforcement, Napolitano has opposed the construction of a 700-mile wall along the Mexican border and stressed that policing immigration is a federal responsibility.

                    Now as President-elect Barack Obama's nominee to head the Department of Homeland Security, she won't be able to pass that buck anymore. It will be her task to enforce the nation's immigration laws, and her selection might be a signal that Obama wants to chart a moderate course on a volatile issue.

                    Napolitano's job will be among the toughest in Washington for other reasons, too. She must guide an octopus-like collection of two dozen federal agencies charged with protecting Americans from terrorism and natural disasters.

                    Her selection drew high praise Monday from key Democratic lawmakers and Republicans such as the current homeland security chief, Michael Chertoff, and her home-state senator, John McCain. They said that as a border governor, former U.S. attorney and state attorney general, she has the right mix of managerial skills, law-enforcement experience and understanding of the heated immigration issue to handle the challenges ahead.

                    In introducing her, Obama said that Napolitano "has spent her career protecting people'' as a law-enforcement official and governor and "knows firsthand the need to have a partner in Washington that works well with state and local governments."

                    James Ziglar, the last commissioner of the U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service under President George W. Bush before Congress shifted its functions to the newly created Department of Homeland Security in 2003, said: "I think she is very understanding of the immigration issue.

                    "She's a very pragmatic, practical person who understands that enforcement is really important, but that . . . we have to have a way for people to come and go legally and serve the needs of our country in terms of labor and immigration,'' he said.

                    While immigration reform efforts have collapsed in Congress in recent years, Ziglar predicted that Napolitano would work with "middle-of-the-road Republicans . . . to get some meaningful change."

                    Jack Tomarchio, who resigned in August as a top homeland security intelligence official, said he worries that the incoming Obama administration will be so preoccupied with the nation's financial crisis and ending the Iraq war that fighting terrorism might drop in the pecking order.

                    "That's a pitfall that they could easily fall into," he said.

                    Last week's terror attacks in Mumbai, he said, should serve as a sobering alert to Napolitano and others in the administration: No more than 10 s******* with "the collective firepower of a U.S. Army infantry squad . . . pretty much brought (India) to its knees for a couple of days.''

                    While U.S. agencies work to defend against a biological or nuclear attack, he said, a low-tech attack might be the greater threat.

                    "The operational actions of those guys in Mumbai is being discussed by people in the Jihadi Internet," Tomarchio said. "They're studying it. They're looking at how they inserted these guys from the sea. They're looking at the kind of weapons they carried, and they're learning from that. These guys are all copy cats."

                    Tomarchio, who coordinated the creation of 58 to 60 "fusion" centers across the country to ensure that federal, state and local law enforcement intelligence agencies share counterterrorism information, praised the performance of Arizona's unit under Napolitano as "one of the top three."

                    However, he said, she could face a problem as states face budget shortfalls that could cut fusion center funding.

                    Mike Signer, a senior policy officer on homeland security for the Center for American Progress Action Fund, a liberal research group, said that Napolitano will have a big say in whether to reshape her unwieldy department into "a more nimble, security-focused agency." But first, he said, she must contend with a "staffing crisis" because of a shortage of skilled people for key midlevel jobs in the agency.

                    As a governor, Signer said, Napolitano should be open to learning from innovative work by cities such as New York, Los Angeles and Seattle, which are pioneering ways to infiltrate potential extremist groups and to strengthen surveillance.

                    "She'll be good at that," he said. "She'll have a natural grasp of the very important role of entities outside of Washington.''

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                    • #11
                      <BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by ProudUSC:
                      http://www.boston.com/news/pol...antiimmigration.html

                      Anti-immigration group jumps on Obama's aunt case

                      February 3, 2009 12:28 PM

                      Illegal immigration didn't factor much in the presidential election, since Barack Obama and John McCain agreed on the broad outlines of policy to reform the system and provide a path to citizenship.

                      But now an anti-immigration advocacy group is trying to use the case of Obama's aunt, who was discovered living in Boston illegally just before the election, to pump up the subject again.

                      Zeituni Onyango, Obama's late father's half sister, faces an April 1 hearing on her immigration status and is believed to be living in Cleveland. Obama has said he wasn't aware of her case and has said the law should be followed.

                      Americans for Legal Immigration PAC said this week it is filing an arrest request with Immigration and Customs Enforcement day and issuing a public demand for Obama to deport his aunt.

                      First reported on the Washington Post's political blog, the group said, "Onyango is an illegal immigrant, who is currently under a court's order to leave the country or be deported, and has been living in taxpayer subsidized housing in Boston for five years. She is currently a fugitive from justice and is staying with friends in Cleveland vowing to fight against being deported now that her nephew is President.

                      "President Obama has promised the American public that his administration will honor the principles of open government, the Constitution, and the Rule of Law," William Gheen of ALIPAC said in a statement. "Obama must either deport his aunt or destroy his own credibility by showing her favoritism." </div></BLOCKQUOTE>


                      A thump on the head to the author reporting this story by trying to mislead the public for his/her own cause or opinion. The group leading the charge is an anti-Illegal group and not anti-immigrant as the author suggests.


                      Why is she still here, unless there has been legal papers filed on her behalf .

                      Obama has already lost his credibility, and the agencies of ICE/uscis that do not uphold the policies.

                      Even if amnesty would be granted, she would not be a recipient because she has defied a deportation order.

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                      • #12
                        <BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by 4now:
                        <BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by ProudUSC:
                        http://www.boston.com/news/pol...antiimmigration.html

                        Anti-immigration group jumps on Obama's aunt case

                        February 3, 2009 12:28 PM

                        Illegal immigration didn't factor much in the presidential election, since Barack Obama and John McCain agreed on the broad outlines of policy to reform the system and provide a path to citizenship.

                        But now an anti-immigration advocacy group is trying to use the case of Obama's aunt, who was discovered living in Boston illegally just before the election, to pump up the subject again.

                        Zeituni Onyango, Obama's late father's half sister, faces an April 1 hearing on her immigration status and is believed to be living in Cleveland. Obama has said he wasn't aware of her case and has said the law should be followed.

                        Americans for Legal Immigration PAC said this week it is filing an arrest request with Immigration and Customs Enforcement day and issuing a public demand for Obama to deport his aunt.

                        First reported on the Washington Post's political blog, the group said, "Onyango is an illegal immigrant, who is currently under a court's order to leave the country or be deported, and has been living in taxpayer subsidized housing in Boston for five years. She is currently a fugitive from justice and is staying with friends in Cleveland vowing to fight against being deported now that her nephew is President.

                        "President Obama has promised the American public that his administration will honor the principles of open government, the Constitution, and the Rule of Law," William Gheen of ALIPAC said in a statement. "Obama must either deport his aunt or destroy his own credibility by showing her favoritism." </div></BLOCKQUOTE>


                        A thump on the head to the author reporting this story by trying to mislead the public for his/her own cause or opinion. The group leading the charge is an anti-Illegal group and not anti-immigrant as the author suggests.


                        Why is she still here, unless there has been legal papers filed on her behalf .

                        Obama has already lost his credibility, and the agencies of ICE/uscis that do not uphold the policies.

                        Even if amnesty would be granted, she would not be a recipient because she has defied a deportation order. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

                        They Know! tricky Tricky. 11 million DEPORTATION ORDERS Ignored. Amnesty Unless you have received the Boot Already.
                        USC and Legal, Honest Immigrant Alike Must Fight Against Those That Deceive and Disrupt A Place Of Desirability! All Are Victims of Fraud, Both USC and Honest Immigrant Alike! The bad can and does make it more difficult for the good! Be careful who y

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                        • #13
                          Use of federal database for ID checks hits some bu-mps

                          The system gives preliminary rejections to workers who should be approved, particularly non-U.S. citizens. Only 0.1% of U.S.-born workers received false rejection notices between 2004 and 2007. The rate for foreign-born workers was 3%. "The result is increased discrimination against foreign-born employees," the report says.

                          Quite a disparity between LEGAL non-citizen workers and US Citizen workers I'd say.
                          "What you see in the photograph isn't what you saw at the time. The real skill of photography is organized visual lying."

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                          • #14
                            This will surely be cause for celebration for many on this forum:

                            http://www.cnn.com/2009/US/02/...ex.html?iref=topnews

                            updated 1 hour, 12 minutes ago

                            Bad economy forcing immigrants to reconsider U.S.

                            LOS ANGELES, California (CNN) -- Pedro Pablo slowly folds up his American flag blanket and stuffs it in his duffel bag. With it goes his American dream.


                            Pedro Pablo, an illegal immigrant from Guatemala, headed home recently due to the bad U.S. economy.

                            "I left my family and lost four years with them. I will ask them to forgive me," he said.

                            Pablo is an illegal immigrant from Guatemala who came to the United States to support his wife and five sons back home. When he arrived, construction jobs were plentiful. Over the last year, he says, he's worked three days.

                            He recently boarded a bus with a one-way ticket home, paid for by the Guatemalan consulate in Los Angeles. "I thought I could get ahead here. I regret coming." Watch day laborers head home »

                            Across the United States, tens of thousands of immigrants -- those here legally and illegally -- are facing a similar dilemma: Do they continue to search for jobs in a struggling U.S. economy or return home to an even bleaker economic situation?

                            "Things are very dire, and I think it's impacting those at the very bottom even more so," said Abel Valenzuela, a professor at the University of California-Los Angeles who has spent years studying day laborers.

                            "Day laborers are being really, really impacted."

                            America's economic boom during the 1990s and 2000s created a high demand of day workers needed for anything from building homes to picking fruit and from working at slaughterhouses to working as nannies. Many of those jobs have since evaporated, resulting in more and more people -- immigrants and native-born Americans -- flooding day labor job sites and standing on street corners in search of any type of work they can get.

                            "All of them are competing for the few jobs being dispatched," Valenzuela said.

                            Immigration experts say it's not yet clear how large an immigration exodus of Latin Americans is under way. But they say anecdotal evidence suggests day laborers, like Pablo, have begun packing -- a result of the economy and tougher immigration enforcement.

                            For some immigrants, the experts say, the reasons for toughing out the U.S. economic depression outweigh the reasons for leaving, including:
                            • One or two days of work per month at $8 an hour is often better than what they can make back home;
                            • Tougher border enforcement along the U.S.-Mexico border has made it harder for them to return once they leave;
                            • Smuggling costs to get into the United States from Mexico have skyrocketed from about $1,500 three years ago to about $6,000 today.

                            "I'm not convinced it's a tidal wave of exodus," Valenzuela said. "There really is a fear mentality [of leaving], and as a result many immigrants are buckling down -- that is they're hiding or living in the shadows of our law. So they think more than twice about whether or not they want to go back to their country of origin, because they know very well that it's going to be extremely difficult and very expensive to come back if they want to pursue their dream."

                            Steven Camarota with the Center for Immigration Studies, a Washington-based think tank that seeks a "pro-immigrant, low-immigration vision," said Census data indicate that more than 1 million illegal immigrants left last year, a departure that began even before the nation's economy took a turn for the worse toward the end of the year.

                            He said better border enforcement and workplace raids on illegal immigrants "let people know that the immigration law was back in business."

                            With illegal immigrants returning home, he said, "It's certainly good for two groups: taxpayers and less educated natives."

                            The lack of work in the United States has had a trickle down effect in the immigrants' countries of origin. The money sent back home by Mexican immigrants in 2008 fell for the first time since record-keeping began 13 years ago. Watch lack of remittances has "real large economic implications" »

                            The remittances dipped 3.6 percent, from $26 billion in 2007 to $25 billion, according to Mexico's central bank. Remittances are Mexico's second-largest source of foreign income, behind only oil. Other Latin American countries also have seen money sent from immigrants in the United States slow.

                            Erik Camayd-Freixas, a professor at Florida International University who has served as an immigration court interpreter for two decades, recently traveled to Guatemala, where he saw the effects of less money being sent home by immigrants.

                            "Everybody was talking about it," he said. "The local economies are severely impacted and the unemployment is rampant."

                            He said scores of people deported from the United States are trying to find any type of job in Guatemala. "They've been there six months and they have no work," Camayd-Freixas said.

                            That's why he said he believes most immigrants already in the United States are willing to stick it out, despite the hard-scrabble times in America.

                            "The truth of the matter is, despite our 7.6 percent unemployment, most Americans are not going to do those jobs that migrant workers do," Camayd-Freixas said. "They're certainly not going to pick tomatoes, grapefruits and oranges."

                            Camarota disagrees. He said Americans most likely to compete for day labor jobs -- those with a high school degree or less -- are currently unemployed at an astounding rate of about 15 percent. "It's very hard to argue that we're desperately short of unskilled workers," he said.

                            Geronimo Salguero is the director of a day labor site in Los Angeles. He says employment for day laborers has dipped 75 percent over the last year. He said on any given day three years ago, his center found work for nearly 50 percent of the people who gathered there. Now, that figure is about 5 percent of the 250 men who huddle daily searching for work.

                            A study issued in January by the Pew Hispanic Center found that nearly three of four Latinos surveyed said their personal finances were in fair or poor shape, compared to 61 percent of the general U.S. population. Among Hispanic immigrants who sent remittances home over the last two years, about 70 percent said they sent less in 2008 than in 2007.

                            Salguero said to help offset the hard times, immigrants are crowding about 20 men into apartments. He's now working with the Guatemalan consulate. Once a week, he said, the consulate purchases a bus ticket for an immigrant to go home.

                            "They are completely desperate," he said. "Each day, I have workers coming into the office and say, 'Geronimo, help me. I want to go back to my country.' "


                            Pablo was one of those men. He had lived in a one-bedroom apartment with seven other men. His "bedroom" was a corner of the living room where he kept his blanket, duffel bag and picture of his family.

                            "I can't make it here," he said. "If I have to suffer, it's better to suffer in Guatemala with my family."

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                            • #15
                              Just think for a moment, regardless of if you are for or against illegals in this country:

                              <BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">One or two days of work per month at $8 an hour is often better than what they can make back home </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

                              Now take a look at your paycheck or unemployment pay. Sobering isn't it?

                              Slim: Mexico will see unprecedented unemployment
                              Billionaire Carlos Slim says Mexico will see unprecedented unemployment this year as businesses collapse in the wake of the global economic crisis. Slim says falling oil prices and faltering exports will undoubtedly lead to an economic contraction this year. He warns that "unemployment will rise as we have never seen in our personal lives" and "companies small, medium and large will go bankrupt." The telecommunications tycoon applauded the government Monday for increasing spending on infrastructure and other projects in an effort to salvage jobs. The official unemployment rate in December was 4.3 percent.
                              [B]

                              Seems low right? So what's the problem?

                              Mexico's rates are always low because the government considers anyone 14 or older who has worked one hour a week to be employed.

                              Now imagine if our Government worked it out that way. Great way to improve the figures and cover up the problem!

                              etaiwannews.com
                              "What you see in the photograph isn't what you saw at the time. The real skill of photography is organized visual lying."

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