Praise NAFTA!

That would be the North American Free Trade Agreement.


“Jose” came to this country 10 years ago, seeking a better life. Now he is headed home.

Since he does not have a valid Social Security number and recent government crackdowns, employers who in the past would have hired an undocumented worker are too scared.


Officials at the Mexican Consulate’s office in Houston said more families are headed south of the border. The number of Houston families transferring their kids’ transcripts into Mexican schools has more than doubled.

An immigration attorney blames tighter enforcement for the migration, but that is not the only factor. The economy is improving to the south as companies are expanding into new global markets.

H/t: Matt “threat to democracy” Drudge

It’s official: Stafford County is ran by morons.

The Free Lance–Star:

A group studying illegal immigration in Stafford County suggests Stafford seek the right to sanction businesses that hire undocumented workers, and to deny illegal immigrants a public education and emergency medical services.

My Lord, where to being?

A) Wow, that’s compassionate.

B) So, will this be the county’s response to someone having a heart attack?: “Let’s see, you’re not illegal, so get in this wheelchair and we’ll admit you.” Or: “Let’s see, you’re an illegal, go out in the street and die. Next!”

C) Last I checked Stafford County doesn’t run a hospital. Yes, MediCorp is planning on building one in Stafford County, but the county won’t be running it (thank God). MediCorp would laugh these people out of the building if the county came with this proposal.

D) Since the only “emergency medical services” the county provides would be EMTs/Paramedics, are they going to be ordered to play 20 questions (in addition to the work they have to do) and find out if someone is an illegal?: “Yo necesito tu papeles.” (I need your papers.) If the person is an illegal, are they going to deny them transport to a hospital and kick them out of the ambulance?

E) See A.


The report does not quantify the financial and social impact of illegal immigration in Stafford.


The report concluded that “Although we cannot quantify that impact, anecdotal evidence, as well as common sense, would dictate that it exists.”

Of course, we have no evidence to support what we’re saying, but it’s true. Trust us, we’re the government.

Scharpenberg said it’s unclear how many employers hire illegal immigrants but that “there’s a lot of winking and nodding in Stafford businesses.”

Another one of those “we have no evidence, but it happens; trust us” comments.

That’s evidence (no pun intended) of crack governing.

Border fence, finally?

From Reuters: Work on Texas border wall to begin soon: Chertoff:

Construction on a border wall in southern Texas is expected to begin by this autumn, despite strong local opposition, U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff said in an interview published on Thursday.


Construction on the wall already has begun in Arizona, Chertoff said. Washington aims to have “operational control” of the border by 2013 by building the 700-mile (1,120-km) wall along parts of the frontier and creating a “virtual fence” in desert areas with drones, sensors, cameras, satellite technology and vehicle barriers.

I’ll be holding my breath in the mean time. And what the hell is a “virtual fence”, is that like “virtual police” or a “virtual military”? How much is this “virtual fence” going to cost to pay people to watch it and respond to illegal entrants?

Doing the kidnapping and selling into prostitution that Americans won’t do…

From NBC 4 in Washington, D.C.:

Police said the people who allegedly kidnapped two teenage girls earlier this week planned to take the girls to Florida and sell them into prostitution.


Investigators said the girls had apparently been involuntarily taken or lured from the home.

The FBI and the U.S. Marshal’s Service assisted in the investigation, and investigators located both girls at a home in Mableton, Ga., just after 3:30 a.m. on Wednesday, police said.

Javier Ronal, 21, of Dumfries, Va., Erick Estrada, 23, of no fixed address, and a 17-year-old Dumfries girl were arrested in connection with the case. Police said each is charged with two counts of abduction with the intent to defile. Police said at least one of the suspects is linked to the MS-13 gang.

Authorities said the three charged are being held in Cobb County, Ga., pending extradition.

No word yet if they are illegal entrants but I’m betting they are. For those who didn’t know, illegal “immigrants” with gang affiliation would have become legal if the (hopefully) now dead immigration bill had passed (scroll down to point 7).

Doing the illegal entering Americans won’t do…

Apparently, from ABC News: FBI: Iraqis Being Smuggled Across the Rio Grande:

The FBI is investigating an alleged human smuggling operation based in Chaparral, N.M., that agents say is bringing “Iraqis and other Middle Eastern” individuals across the Rio Grande from Mexico.

An FBI intelligence report distributed by the Washington, D.C. Joint Terrorism Task Force, obtained by the Blotter on, says the illegal ring has been bringing Iraqis across the border illegally for more than a year.

Border Patrol officials in the area said they were unaware of the specifics of the FBI’s report, and federal prosecutors in New Mexico told they had no current cases involving the illegal smuggling of Iraqis.

The FBI report, issued last week, says the smuggling organization “used to smuggle Mexicans, but decided to smuggle Iraqi or other Middle Eastern individuals because it was more lucrative.” Each individual would be charged a fee of $20,000 to $25,000, according to the report.

“Border security!? We ain’t got no border security. We don’t need no border security! I don’t have to show you any stinking border security!!”

Hat tip: Matt “threat to democracy” Drudge