Two Border Patrol Agents Shot, One Killed, in Arizona

Everyone at FAIR sends our condolences to the family of the Border Patrol agent killed yesterday and also our wishes for a speedy recovery for the injured agent. In other news, is a one percent decline in “immigrant entrepreneurship” a sign of imminent economic trouble? Apparently so if the STEM visa lobby is to be believed. Perhaps if the business climate were better more Americans would be willing to try starting a new business.

Senate Report Slams DHS Fusion Centers Project

“A scathing bipartisan Senate report assailed the Department of Homeland Security for overseeing a network of supposed intelligence-sharing centers that, according to the study, did little to track or disrupt terrorist threats.
‘The fusion centers often produced irrelevant, useless or inappropriate intelligence reporting to DHS, and many produced no intelligence reporting whatsoever,’ the report said,” Fox News reports.

Immigrants Involved in Fewer Startups Means the Sky is Falling?

“For the first time in decades, the rate of skilled immigrants starting businesses in high-tech industries in the U.S. has plateaued, according to a new report released today by the Kauffman Foundation. The study, based on responses from 1,882 startups founded after 2005, shows that the proportion of those ventures founded by immigrants nationwide slipped from 25.3 percent in 2006 to 24.3 percent today. In Silicon Valley, it declined from 52.4 percent to 43.9 percent during the same period,” BusinessWeek reports.

Ad Ties Immigration Issue to Jobs for African-Americans

“‘I’m tired of the stereotype that black Americans don’t want to work,’ an African-American man says in an ad [by NumbersUSA]‘I’ve worked hard my whole life but I got laid off and I’ve got mouths to feed. I need a job. What I don’t understand is why our leaders are going to admit another million immigrant workers next year to take jobs when 3 million black Americans can’t find work. I mean, do our leaders really believe that black Americans don’t want to work? Let’s slow down mass immigration and save jobs for Americans — all Americans.” The Hill has more coverage here.

Illegal Alien Drug User Surprised by Deportation

“ICE is paying Sacramento County $100 a day to house [Juan Carlos] Rivera, who has been convicted of several misdemeanors but no felonies since his parents brought him here illegally from Mexico at age 14,” the Sacramento Bee reports. “Rivera’s lawyers argue that their client should qualify for prosecutorial discretion, an Obama administration policy that closes deportation cases against undocumented immigrants who haven’t committed serious crimes and pose no threat to society. ‘This guy was riding his bicycle after smoking dope,’ said attorney Lori M. Porter. ‘He doesn’t seem like a priority prisoner. He’s working, paying into Social Security and paying withholding taxes.'”

[FAIR comment: Working illegally is being cited by his attorney as a sign of good character.]

Ruben Navarrette Jr.: Self-Deportation is Better Than Official Deportation

“Allow me to say a few words in defense of a concept that is so simple and so steeped in common sense that it shouldn’t need defending: the self-deportation of illegal immigrants. The idea that those who can’t find work in the United States would decide to cut their losses and head home is infinitely more humane than what occurs now when the heavy-handed federal government takes it upon itself to aggressively arrest, detain and remove illegal immigrants,” says Ruben Navarrette Jr.

“Now Mitt Romney is saying much the same thing, but he is doing a horrible job of getting his point across. It comes off sounding as though he wants to make the lives of illegal immigrants so intolerable that they in turn save us the trouble of removing them and simply leave on their own.”

Two Border Patrol Agents Shot, One Killed, in Arizona

“One Border Patrol Agent is dead and another wounded after being shot in the southern Arizona border area near Naco, Arizona, early Tuesday morning. The agents were shot while on patrol near the newly opened Brian A Terry Border Patrol Station which was named and dedicated for the agent murdered in December 2010 by a weapon involved in the Fast and Furious debacle,” the Examiner reported.

Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer issued a statement that said, in part, “What happens next has become all-too-familiar in Arizona. Flags will be lowered in honor of the slain agent. Elected officials will vow to find those responsible. Arizonans and Americans will grieve, and they should. But this ought not only be a day of tears. There should be anger, too. Righteous anger — at the kind of evil that causes sorrow this deep, and at the federal failure and political stalemate that has left our border unsecured and our Border Patrol in harm’s way.”

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Dan is the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR)'s President after joining the organization in 1982. He has testified more than 50 times before Congress, and been cited in the media as "America's best-known immigration reformer." Dan has appeared on virtually every significant TV and radio news/talk program in America and, in addition to being a contributing editor to, has contributed commentaries to a vast number of print media outlets.


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    Americans are finally paying the price for decades of absolute apathy and a blind belief that America will always prevail. Congress continues to battle our defunct healthcare, education and welfare systems in addition to a monumental loss of income tax revenue. The solution does not require a quantum leap of financial wizardry:
    eliminate those who abuse our laws, the illegal aliens, and the crisis will correct itself!

    Sadly, Americans continue to ignore the power of the Washington lobbyists who control the ebb and flow of our legislative process. Razaunida and other radical hispanic groups are among the most notorious for purchasing the votes to accomplish their goals of creating a Mexican America.
    Due to the apathy of generations of lazy citizens, we have sold our rights to stand and be heard. Our financial and legal systems represent only those who break our laws, especially the illegal aliens who have broken our federal laws by crossing into our country illegally.
    Our right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness is exploited by our president and his administration in their overt interpretation of our laws to protect the illegal aliens instead of the American people. There is no confusion on Capitol Hill or in the White House….buy the hispanic votes at all costs, particularly those of the illegal aliens, and ignore the staggering cost required of America’s citizens!

    Congress continues to stand idly by as Janet Napolitano assaults our federal immigration laws by daring anyone to question her right to rewrite and interpret these laws to benefit the illegal aliens. The path she travels dangerously coincides with the path of treason for her stated goals protect people from another country at the cost of the people of the United States. Is the path of our president any different?

    President Obama crossed the lines of both political and legal honor by stating that his decision will circumvent any negative Congressional decisions regarding his Dream Act.
    News flash! The elected office of the President of the United States does not simultaneously grant the power of a deity. When this man crossed into our space and chose to ignore our rights granted by our constitution then he destroyed the faith of office to honor and protect the American people.
    He is but a cog in the wheels of this great nation and Time has proven that ultimately, a useless cog will be removed and replaced. President Obama must consider this arrogance when he next determines that his solitary decision is golden and cannot be disputed.
    Regardless, Americans face the same crisis every presidential election year for the candidates are no less corrupt than the incumbent. It is simply time to clean house on every political level.

    America needs patriots. We must stop allowing appointed officials such as Napolitano from protecting illegal aliens at the cost of America’s best, in this case our courageous United States Border Patrol agents.
    Individually, we must exhibit the same patriotism and courage which has been demonstrated by Governor Jan Brewer and the citizens of Arizona. We must not allow Arizona’s first line of defense against the illegal alien crisis to be America’s only line of defense. Think about it.

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    The cover up of this Obama-Napolitano-Holder failure has already begun. The first and biggest question was were Eric Holders “Fast and Furious” guns involved? No response from the crack US Attorney. Mexico claims to have caught two people who “may” have been responsible, but since no one trusts Mexico anymore than they do the US, what are the chances these two guys were not involved but just gathered up off the street to be the “fall guys”? No response from the US Attorney.
    Now, NBC and CBS are claiming that this was a “friendly fire” incident, that the 3 officers shot each other, missing the third. Anybody trust the US Attorney selection for doing the ballistic tests? NO.
    I smell a cover up from Napolitano and Holder at the direction of Obama.

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    Oh, and lets get on Jan Brewer and Sheriff Joe Arpaio for trying to clean up this mess on the border, while the administration does everything they can to thwart them.

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    Foreign Entrepreneurship and the Fallen Border Guards

    From my Seattle area, I’ve seen many foreign restuarants start up serving Asian, Hispanic and East European type foods, in some cases the area is innundated with them….like its hard to find a place to have an American steak. I also see them routinely close down and go out of business or when I eat there, lot’s of times my group is the only customers there, even on a Friday or Saturday evening. They gladly take my coupons and discount gift certificates. If this is robust business activity by foreign entrepreneurship, what’s a Great Depression? BTW, the American restaurants that were there long before overpopulation recently, could use more self-deportation in foreign restaurant entrepreneurship too; that’s all they need now, more competition to kill off their small business jobs too.

    My prayers are with the border guards’ families that were killed off by evil foreign organised crime parasites, President Obama should be praying for these families too.

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      I hear you Software. The people that have been given the trust to run this country, have FAILED. They fail at every level. They fail to keep business honest, they fail citizens, they fail the environment, regardless of all the posing, and they have failed our nation, BADLY. REPLACE THE CONGRESS, SENATE AND WHITE HOUSE, ALL OF THEM.