"The New York Times on Tuesday examined how *uninsured Hispanic immigrants with uncertain immigration status -- have flocked in recent years to public hospital emergency rooms and maternity wards in Texas, California and other border states.*"
"Rep. Dennis Hastert, the top lawmaker in the House of
Representatives, said Thursday as he prepared for a two-state tour of
the Mexican border that immigration legislation must first "solve the
problem" of illegal entry into the United States."
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"A *Bush Signals Shift in Stance on Immigrants* headline is the early warning sign that we're about to get an all-out immigrant-bashing campaign for the fall, complete with xenophobia, racism and blaming the weakest, least powerful people in the country for everything...
"Though the House and Senate have endorsed plans to build hundreds of miles of fencing at the Southwest border, experts sparred Thursday over whether that's the most effective way to thwart illegal immigration."
"Having been in this debate for a quarter of a century, I'm familiar with its fury and crosscurrents. The debate isn't for the thin of skin. It tends to generate more heat than light. And as they say, if you can't take the heat..."
"one count each of conspiracy to smuggle aliens, encouragement and inducement of aliens to enter resulting in death, harboring aliens resulting in death, aggravated identity theft, and three counts of alien smuggling for profit."