Local authorities across the country complain that they bear the financial burden of illegal immigration, yet they lack the power to enforce immigration law. In Butler County, Ohio, Sheriff Richard Jones is on a mission to tackle the problem. And he’s frightening the local Hispanic population.
Jones’ hero is John Wayne; a near life-sized poster of the actor hangs next to his desk. With a similar swagger, Jones is on a mission to prod, cajole, even shame federal officials into action. In the parking area outside the county jail, two new signs proclaim “Illegal Aliens Here,” with an arrow pointing inside. . .
White House request to more than double the number of
California National Guard troops that will be deployed to the
U.S.-Mexico border, fearing the commitment could leave the
state vulnerable if an earthquake or wildfire erupts. But how
does this affect the written agreement between the governor and
President Bush about cracking down on illegal immigration and
tightening our broken borders?
In Maryland illegal aliens and other foreign nationals are
lining up at the crack of dawn, some spending the night in
their cars, to get drivers’ licenses. Maryland is one of the
few states in the country that does not require an applicant to
prove "legal status".