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California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger shakes the hand of 6-year-old Eric Sarabia after touring small businesses in the Plaza Mexico shopping center Friday, March 31, 2006, in Lynwood, Calif. Schwarzenegger participated in a roundtable hosted by the California Mexican American Chamber of Commerece to discuss how the state can help small businesses.

Wall Street Journal: An Immigrant Writes

President Reagan memorably described his “shining city on a hill” as a place that “hummed with commerce and creativity, and if there had to be city walls, the walls had doors and the doors were open to anyone with the will and the heart to get here.” Perhaps because he’d been a border state governor, Reagan understood the challenges and the opportunities presented by immigration. He believed, as I do, that we can have an immigration policy that both strengthens our borders and welcomes immigrants.

Immigration is not just a theory debated on talk shows and on Capitol Hill; in California, it’s a reality that we live with every day in our schools, hospitals and workplaces. When Congress returns from its Easter recess, it must immediately address immigration reform again. I urge Congress to remember that immigrants are good people; but our current immigration system is bad policy. We need a new law.

But, not the type of law that a pandering Hispanic vote seeker and “open border” Schwarzenegger desires.

Lou Dobbs at CNN has First, secure our borders

California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger today called our current immigration system “bad policy” in a Wall Street Journal editorial.

Shamelessly pandering to the readership of the Wall Street Journal editorial pages, Gov. Schwarzenegger invokes Ronald Reagan’s name to declare that we can have immigration policies that both strengthen our borders and welcomes immigrants.

No, Governor, we can’t. National security requires that we control our borders and our ports. So does a rational, humane and effective immigration policy. Both flow from secure borders.
I repeat, Governor, until we first secure our borders, you can do nothing to resolve our illegal immigration crisis.

Middle-class working men and women in your state and around the nation are paying the price, while illegal employers are enjoying the benefits and profits of illegal immigration.

California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger has become a PANDERING POLITICO and is part of the problem and not part of any solution.

This piece in the Wall Street Journal is another reason why many California Republicans will stay away from the polls in November 2006.

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 Arnold Schwarzenegger Watch: Rob Reiner Resigns – FINALLY

Arnold Schwarzenegger Watch: This is Arnold Schwarzenegger’s MESS Now

Arnold Schwarzenegger Watch: Rob Reiner = “A Friend”

Arnold Schwarzenegger Watch: Governor and California Republican Party Raise $2.5 Million and PROTESTS

Arnold Schwarzenegger Watch: Alliance for a Better California – “We’re BACK!”

Arnold Schwarzenegger Watch: The New Majority

Arnold Schwarzenegger Watch: Public Works Bonds are DEAD and so is Schwarzenegger’s Re-election?


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A flyer from yesterday’s Texas immigration rally.

WizBang: Democrats Recruiting at Illegal Immigrant Protests

A number of photos were taken at yesterday’s Dallas illegal immigrant protest, including this one of a Democrat recruitment flyer encouraging Mexican immigrants to vote for Democrats in 2006.

The fact that the Dems are recruiting at these protests isn’t a surprise. It fits into their big picture of race and politics (which is why the flyer’s visual puts Texas and Mexico together). The Democrats classify people based upon race and then work to corner the racial voting collectives. At this point, the white vote is already split down the middle, half voting Democrat, half Republican. The Dems have cornered the black voting collective with over 90% voting Democratic. If Democrats manage to corner the Hispanic vote like they have cornered the black vote, Republicans won’t win the White House for a very long time. This is the Democrats’ dream, so they are trying very hard to collectivize the Hispanic community by turning the immigration issue into another civil rights issue.

Immigrants who come from south of the border usually don’t see themselves as a part of a collective. They tend to be more individual-minded, which works to the Republicans’ benefit. However, these rallies and protests are helping reshape how these immigrants view themselves. As Power Line points out, one of the organizers of these rallies is A.N.S.W.E.R., a communist organization.

Why, of course, and that is why the Democrats are supporting the McCain-Kennedy illegal alien amnesty bill in the United States Senate. If Lindsey Graham, Arlen Specter and Mike Dewine had the balls, this travesty of legislation would never have made it out of the Senate Judiciary Committee.

First, grant amnesty and then recruit a solid block of Hispanic voters to vote for your party’s candidates like the African American block that vote with the Democrats 90 per cent of the time. It doesn’t take a genius to run these numbers.

Michelle Malkin has ILLEGAL ALIEN VOTER RECRUITMENT

Sen. Ted Kennedy is scheduled to address the crowd–future constituents–in Washington, D.C., today around 4:30pm EST.

As they say: “Today they march, tomorrow they vote.”

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Flashback: The Clinton-Gore Citizenship USA debacle.

Flashback: Voter fraud that’s legal

Flashback: “He thinks illegal aliens can vote? What an idiot”

Background: Noncitizen voting

Blogosphere:
Reverse_vampyr linked with Dems recruiting at illegal immigrant demonstration

Tel-Chai Nation linked with Muslims against immigration enforcement

Lonewacko linked with Today’s foreign citizens marching in our streets roundup, Part 1

The American Mind linked with Go to Rally, Get Credit

Random Yak linked with The kind of nonsense, up with which I will not put….

Coffee with CrankyBeach linked with What’s Wrong With This Picture

All Things Beautiful linked with The Immigration Chip

Flopping Aces linked with Illegal Immigrants Protest

Wizbang Bomb Squad linked with What’s Wrong With This Picture?

Expose the Left linked with Democrats To Illegal Immigrants: “Let’s Work Together”

Random Numbers linked with Dallas Protest AAR: No pics, I�m afraid, since the prostestors smashed my camera.

TMH’s Bacon Bits linked with Illegals Steal Jobs Americans Want

Conservative Culture linked with Dems Hand US Over to Illegals

The Zero Point linked with Recruiting A Little Early Now, Aren’t They?

Bennellibrothers.com linked with Democrats recruiting amongst immigration protesters

The Great Satan linked with Democrats openly begging for illegal alien voters

Conservative Outpost linked with Daily Summary

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Illegal Immigration Watch: Immigration Rights Activists on March Again

Illegal Immigration Watch: Senate Compromise Bill Delayed? NOW Shelved…..

Illegal Immigration Watch: Republicans to Filibuster Immigration Bill

Illegal Immigration Watch: McCain – “Not Enough Votes for Senate Judiciary Committee Bill”

Illegal Immigration Watch: Senate Majority Leader Frist Wants Immigration Bill Vote this Week

Illegal Immigration Watch: FAQ About Illegal Aliens

Illegal Immigration Watch: Los Angeles Latino DJs Spur Protests

Illegal Immigration Watch: United States Senate Judiciary Committee Approves an Immigration Bill

Illegal Immigration Watch: The United States Senate Judiciary Committee Takes Up the Debate

Illegal Immigration Watch: 500,000 Rally to Protest Immigration Bills

Illegal Immigration Watch: Democrat Senate Minority Leader Threatens Filibuster of Illegal Immigration Bill


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Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad gestures during his public meeting in the holy city of Mashhad, 950 kilometres northeast of Tehran. Ahmadinejad has vowed he would not back down “one iota” over Iran’s nuclear programme, again rejecting a UN Security Council demand for Tehran to freeze sensitive enrichment work.

AFP: Iran won’t back down ‘one iota’ in nuclear dispute: Ahmadinejad

President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has vowed he would not back down “one iota” over
Iran’s nuclear programme, again rejecting a UN Security Council demand for Tehran to freeze sensitive enrichment work.

“Be certain that the government which serves you will follow the wishes of the people with wisdom and strength, and will not back down one iota,” the hardline president said in a speech carried live on state television.

Ahmadinejad also cryptically promised “very good nuclear news in the coming days”, but did not elaborate.

“Our enemies know they are unable to even slightly hurt our nation and they cannot create the tiniest obstacle on its glorious and progressive way,” he also said in the speech, given in the northeastern city of Mashhad.

“They cannot stop our nation,” he said. “They should know they cannot deprive our nation of its rights by political pressure.”

YAWN….so what is new?

Iran has not been negotiating in good faith for decades and the IAEA, EU and the United Nation’s Security Council think they can diplomatically negotiate with them?

Probably NOT.

In separate comments, Iranian army chief of staff General Abdolrahim Mousavi told the ISNA news agency that Iran will fight back against any US action against its interests.

“We will certainly retaliate against any action by the enemy, and we are vigilant over any military aggression,” he said.

“We know America’s nature, and we are keeping enemy movements under surveillance. We are aware of their oppressive actions and goals against the Muslim nations,” he added.

Again, when the “Point of No Return” is reached, President Bush and Israel WILL USE the “Big Stick.”

Stay tuned……

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Iran Nuclear Watch: Bush – “Wild Speculation”

Iran Nuclear Watch: White House Dampens Talk of Iran Military Strike

Iran Nuclear Watch: Iran – “United States Engaged in Psychological War”

Iran Nuclear Watch: United States Nuclear Attack on Iran – “Not on the Agenda”

Iran Nuclear Watch: United States Considers Use of Nuclear Weapons Against Iran – Redux

Iran Nuclear Watch: United States Considers Use of Nuclear Weapons Against Iran

Iran Nuclear Watch: IAEA Chief Mohamed ElBaradei Will Meet With Iran Leaders

Iran Nuclear Watch: John Bolton – “Bush Administration is Considering Other Diplomatic and Economic Options to Deter Iran”

Iran Nuclear Watch: Iran Successfully Test-Fires a “Top Secret” Missile

Iran Nuclear Watch: Iran – “Defenses Can Withstand Any Invasion”

Iran Nuclear Watch: Blix – “Iran is at Least Five Years Away from Developing a Nuclear Bomb”

Iran Nuclear Watch: Iran Tests More Weapons in “War Games”

Iran Nuclear Watch: Iran – “Successfully Fires a High-Speed Underwater Missile”

Iran Nuclear Watch: Brits in Secret Talks About Iran Military Strikes

Iran Nuclear Watch: Iran Tests New Stealth Missle

Iran Nuclear Watch: Iran Plans “War Games”

Iran Nuclear Watch: Iran – “Enrichment Matter NOT Reversible”

Iran Nuclear Watch: United Nations Security Council Permanent Members Agree on a Statement

Iran Nuclear Watch: Iran – Military Strikes Would NOT Stop Uranium enrichment

Iran Nuclear Watch: Iran Gearing Up for Uranium Enrichment

Iran Nuclear Watch: United Nations Security Council Stalled But Diplomats Express Urgency

Iran Nuclear Watch: Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad – The West Should Apologize to Iran

Iran Nuclear Watch: Big 6 Meeting Yields Nothing

Iran Nuclear Watch: National Security Adviser Steven J. Hadley – “Iran’s New Willingness to Discuss Iraq a PLOY”

Iran Nuclear Watch: Ambassador John Bolton – “U.N. Security Council to Send a ‘Strong and Clear Signal’ to Tehran”

Iran Nuclear Watch: Iran Wants IAEA Supervision and Inspections

Iran Nuclear Watch: United Nations Ambassador John Bolton – “Iran’s Nuclear Threat – Just Like 9/11″

Condoleezza Rice Watch: Iran is the “Central Bank of Terrorism”

Iran Nuclear Watch: Ayatollah Ali Khamenei – “Iran’s Nuclear Fuel Program IRREVERSIBLE”

Iran Nuclear Watch: United Nations Security Council Divided Over Response to Iran Nuclear FLAP

Iran Nuclear Watch: Russia – “Iran Still Considering Uranium Enrichment DEAL”

Iran Nuclear Watch: Russia Rebukes Iran Over Withdrawl from Uranium Enrichment Negotiations

Iran Nuclear Watch: Iran Builds a Secret Underground Command Center

Iran Nuclear Watch: Iran Threatens “OIL” Weapon

Iran Nuclear Watch: Israel – “America Needs to Get Its Act Together.”

The Natanz uranium enrichment complex in Natanz is pictured in this January 2, 2006 satellite image.


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