Hmmmm..........border control is more than TWICE as popular as gun control
Second Amendment Foundation: Zogby Poll Shows Americans Favor Border Control Over Gun Control
By a three-to-one margin, American citizens think border control is far more important to national security and fighting crime than gun control, a nationwide Zogby survey has revealed.
The survey, commissioned by the Second Amendment Foundation (SAF), found that 70 percent of the respondents believe border control is more important, while only 23 percent favor more gun control. Seven percent of the respondents were undecided. The survey was conducted Sept. 6-7, by randomly contacting more than 1,150 households around the country. The margin of error is plus or minus 2.9 percent, Zogby said.
"An overwhelming majority of American citizens think it is far more important to stop the flood of illegal aliens into this country than it is to restrict the rights of law-abiding gun owners," said SAF founder Alan M. Gottlieb. "Disarming American citizens is not now, and never has been the solution to violent crime, especially when it appears that a growing number of those violent crimes are being committed by people who are in this country illegally."
According to the Zogby survey, a majority of respondents in every sub-group -- including 60 percent or more in most groups -- says border control is more effective than gun control. Those most likely to agree include three-fourths or more of residents of rural areas, people with annual household income of $15,000- $34,999, high school graduates, and those with some college education, and four-fifths or more of Republicans, 18-29 year- olds, and Born-again Christians, the survey revealed.
People with household income less than $15,000 (38 percent) are more likely to support gun control, the survey said. Approximately one-third of Democrats, Hispanics, single adults, and residents of large cities agree, as do 28 percent each of college graduates and residents of the West region.
"Even those in categories that lean more favorably toward gun control are in the minority, according to the results of this survey," Gottlieb noted. "The results are pretty clear. Americans believe their constitutional right to bear arms should be protected, and that illegal immigration must be controlled, not the other way around."
The Second Amendment Foundation -- http://www.saf.org -- is the nation's oldest and largest tax-exempt education, research, publishing and legal action group focusing on the Constitutional right and heritage to privately own and possess firearms. Founded in 1974, The Foundation has grown to more than 600,000 members and supporters and conducts many programs designed to better inform the public about the consequences of gun control.
Now we gotta do something about the border crisis....
Yup, we do..........I cannot believe how many people want to allow this despicable situation to continue
4 charged in forcing girls into prostitution
By HARVEY RICE
2005 Houston Chronicle
Sept. 16, 2005
The 16-year-old girl told investigators she met Gerardo "El Gallo" Salazar in Mexico through a friend. Romance blossomed, she said, and Salazar, 40, promised to have someone smuggle her into the United States because he loved her.
Once she reached Salazar's Houston apartment, a new life was waiting for her, but not the one she envisioned.
According to an indictment made public Friday, Salazar; his nephews Angel Moreno Salazar, 24, and Jose Luis Moreno Salazar, 20; and an associate, Salvador Fernando Molina Garcia, 37; lured girls and young women across the border and forced them into prostitution here.
All four men are Mexican nationals, authorities said.
Salazar showed the teen photos of prostitutes on his cell phone and enticed her with stories about how much money other girls were making, according to the complaint.
The girl said she told him she was a virgin and would never get involved in that life, but Salazar "told her to never say never," the document states.
By the end of May this year, authorities say, she was working as a prostitute in Houston bars. Salazar told her that if she tried to leave, he would kill her parents, she told investigators.
Salazar now is a fugitive and his nephews and Molina Garcia are in the federal detention center in Houston. A federal grand jury handed up an indictment Thursday on one count of sex-trafficking conspiracy. If convicted, they could be sentenced to five years in prison and fined $250,000.
The indictment was one of the first obtained by the Human Trafficking Rescue Alliance, formed in August 2004 to concentrate the efforts of federal, state and local law enforcement on a growing problem.
The FBI, the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Bureau and the Harris County Sheriff's Department helped stake out a southeast Houston apartment complex in the 7500 block of Plum Creek, where the two nephews and Molina Garcia were arrested.
"It's a problem that does happen all over the United States," said Dottie Laster, head of the YMCA Trafficked Person Assistance Program, which works closely with the task force.
"I believe Houston has heightened activity due to our economy, closeness to the southern border and because we have a diverse community," Laster said.
"Many brothels are openly operating."
She said her office has helped victims of human trafficking, which also includes forced labor and domestic servitude, from Africa, Asia, Central America and Eastern Europe.
Nina Pruneda, ICE spokeswoman, said her agency has noted an increase in forced prostitution cases nationwide, but has no statistics available to compare Houston with other parts of the country.
"This kind of activity has always been going on," Pruneda said, adding that the task force has helped authorities concentrate on the problem.
First Assistant U.S. Attorney Don DeGabrielle agreed that the problem isn't unique to Houston, but he declined to elaborate.
The indictment alleges that Jose Luis Moreno Salazar approved when his uncle beat one of the girls for having a cocktail with a man at the bar where she worked. It also charges that he took her earnings.
Gerardo Salazar, known as El Gallo, or the rooster, beat and kicked one of the girls for encouraging another girl to flee the prostitution ring, the indictment alleges.
According to a criminal complaint, the prostitutes charged $65 and gave the bar $15, although their captors often took all of the money the girls kept. One of the girls was beaten for trying to send some of her earnings to her parents in Mexico, the complaint states.
One of the girls phoned Laster, who picked her up at her apartment, according to the complaint, but the girl later returned to her captors.
"She was very afraid," Laster said.
Task force officers later arrested some of the girls at a bar and others at the southeast Houston complex where Salazar's associates rented at least five apartments, according to the complaint.
I wonder if they would find it suspicious if a Citizen tried to enter a nuclear facility with fake ID
No suspicious activity involved
Federal agents have arrested three illegal immigrants at the Fort Calhoun Nuclear Station.
The arrests are the latest involving illegal workers at nuclear facilities. This is a campaign conducted by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) special agents.
The Fort Calhoun arrests happened on Tuesday.
The three men, all citizens of Mexico, had been hired by an independent contractor to perform maintenance work at the facility. As they attempted to enter a secure area of the plant, the men presented identification documents that raised the suspicions of Omaha Public Power District employees who contacted ICE agents for assistance.
All three men have been placed in immigration removal proceedings.
ICE agents are investigating the circumstances of how the men were hired but they say that the men were not engaged in any terrorist activity.
It's about damn time!
This is old news to politicos, they don't care, and will force immigration legal or otherwise on the subjects of this land until forced to do otherwise.
In Germany they just outright force this legally with Turkish immigrants, here it is a little more subtle. $$$$$$$
It's high time we repeal The Immigration Act of 1967.
bush has already stated he plans to go ahead with "immigration reform" even though
we have MANY LAWS against what the illegals and their employers are currently doing
[fn-tps]uhhh....illegal immigration is good. you are a rightwingracistfascistmilitia cook. i cunt spell[fn-tps]
Glad to see these updates from you 22bad.
Somebody needs to secure those borders.
That story about the illegals whoring out underage girls right here in Houston
RENTING OUT FIVE APARTMENTS has really got my blood BOILING
this is now a huge business here in Houston, just like it is in mexico
When it really is "for the children" few people seem to care..............
eta: someone pointed out to me that the apartment management had to know too
I wonder how many thousands of lowlifes in this city are making money from these
childrens suffering........it is almost like having a un mission here in the city........
Looks like ONE illegal MIGHT go to prison for having a underage "roomate"
Man charged with rape after runaway girls found in Garrard County
September 20, 2005
LANCASTER - Cuauthemoc Hernandez, 26, 7155 Fall Lick, Lancaster, has been charged with rape in the third degree.
The defendant was charged Sunday after two girls, ages 12 and 15, were found by the Richmond Police in a Garrard County house with several men.
The juveniles, reported missing last week, were students at Clark-Moores Middle School in Richmond and are charged with being habitual runaways. They were sent to Gateway juvenile facility in Mount Sterling.
Hernandez is being held in the Lincoln County Jail on a $10,000 cash bond. Trooper Toby Coyle with the Kentucky State Police and Richmond Police investigated.
The Richmond Register reported on its Web site today that the juveniles were at the residence voluntarily, and there was no force involved. They were reported missing by their parents last Monday at the Richmond Police Department after they did not show up for school.
The two were seen at the Richmond Wal-Mart around 5 p.m. last Sunday with two Hispanic males behind them, walking away from security cameras, the newspaper reporter.
KSP Community Relations Officer Trooper Chris Lanham told the Register that Hernandez, an illegal immigrant, admitted picking up the juveniles in Richmond and having sex with one of them.