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Marin Supervisors Blast Tactics in Immigration Raids

By Rob Rogers, Marin Independent Journal
March 14, 2007


Marin supervisors blasted federal immigration agents Tuesday for their actions during raids in San Rafael and Novato, and will send letters of condemnation to federal authorities.

While the board recognized the government's authority to enforce immigration laws, supervisors said the tactics used by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents struck fear into the community, causing social chaos comparable to the 2005 floods that ravaged Marin.

Immigration Raids Led to 65 Arrests

By Jennifer Upshaw, Marin Independent Journal
March 15, 2007

Immigration agents arrested 65 people and deported 23 in raids conducted last week in San Rafael and Novato, congression-al officials said Thursday.

An aide in Rep. Lynn Woolsey's office met with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials, who released the figures at her request, spokesman Chris Shields said.

It was not clear if a list of those detained and their locations would be forthcoming, he said.

Immigration Anarchy Must Stop

By Rick Oltman, Marin Independent Journal
March 20, 2007


The recent arrests of illegal immigrant "absconders" by federal immigration officers have sparked a backlash of protests around the nation against the so-called "raids."

Immigration anarchists have taken to the streets waving their fists to denounce these legitimate arrests. Their slogans include: "Climate of fear," "devastating to families" and "terrorized by the government."

Canal Families Recount Raids at Unusual Press Conference

By Jennifer Upshaw, Marin Independent Journal
March 21, 2007


Families affected by a series of federal immigration raids this month spoke out in San Rafael on Tuesday at a news conference that showcased them as silhouetted subjects shrouded behind a privacy screen.

Doing the Right Thing Can Carry a Steep Price

By Mark Cromer, The Vindicator
March 21, 2007


Kirsten Stewart is not the kind of American that President Bush and the Democratic congressional leadership are likely to bring up as they renew their push for so-called comprehensive immigration reform.

Stewart is not the personification of any of the cliches that Bush and the Democratic leadership enjoy tossing about; she is not an impoverished illegal immigrant "living in the shadows." Nor is she a businesswoman who can't seem to find an American willing to work hard for a fair wage.

Breaking the Rules to Make More Money

Calif. employer says immigration workable if laws were enforced

By Mark Cromer, Charlotte Observer
March 23, 2007


Kirsten Stewart is not the kind of American that President Bush and the Democratic congressional leadership is likely to bring up as they renew their push for so-called comprehensive immigration reform.

Immigration: When Doing the Right Things Hurts

By Mark Cromer, San Diego Union-Tribune
March 22, 2007


Kirsten Stewart is not the kind of American that President Bush and the Democratic congressional leadership is likely to bring up as they renew their push for so-called comprehensive immigration reform.

How Will Pomona React to Leader of Minutemen?

By Mark Cromer, The Student Life
March 23, 2007


It’s fair to say that on the evening of April 5, the eyes of the nation will not be on Pomona College.

That’s a shame.

For when Minuteman Project founder Jim Gilchrist steps into Edmunds Ballroom to debate the issue of illegal immigration, just how tenuous the principle of free speech and open discourse has become on college campuses across the country will crystallize.

One Landscaper Caught in the Thicket of Immigration

By Mark Cromer, Houston Chronicle
March 23, 2007

KIRSTEN Stewart is not the kind of American that President Bush and the Democratic congressional leadership is likely to bring up as they renew their push for so-called comprehensive immigration reform.

Stewart is not the personification of any of the cliches that Bush and the Democratic leadership enjoy tossing about; she is not an impoverished illegal immigrant "living in the shadows." Nor is she a businesswoman who can’t seem to find an American willing to work hard for a fair wage.

Immigration System Works Just Fine if Laws are Enforced

Choosing not to hire inexpensive undocumented workers is putting landscaper out of business

By Mark Cromer, Contra Costa Times
March 25, 2007

KIRSTEN STEWART IS not the kind of American that President Bush and the Democratic congressional leadership are likely to bring up as they renew their push for so-called comprehensive immigration reform.

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