CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 26, 1994 |
With two weeks left before Election Day, the battle over Proposition 187 continued to heat up Tuesday with controversy erupting over a planned last-minute pro-187 radio ad campaign by a national immigration reform organization. Meanwhile, LAPD Chief Willie L.
January 26, 1989 |
Every person who enters the United States by land from Mexico and Canada should pay a $2 entry fee--with the money going to finance tighter border control measures--a private group said Wednesday, claiming that the idea has support in the federal government.
June 5, 1990 |
Nearly half of all Americans believe that the nation accepts too many immigrants and an overwhelming majority opposes bills that would allow even more to enter, according to a poll released Monday by a Washington lobby that advocates stricter immigration limits.
March 28, 1990 |
Anticipating the findings of a General Accounting Office report on employer sanctions, the Federation for American Immigration Reform issued a report Tuesday calling for continuing penalties against employers who hire illegal immigrants and for the creation of a worker identification system. Immigrant rights groups quickly rejected the idea of a worker identification system as a civil rights intrusion, arguing that it would be similar to forcing residents to carry a national identity card.
August 11, 1996 |
The activists complained of immigrants overwhelming schools and welfare rolls, trashing the environment, voting illegally in U.S. elections--even acting as veritable double agents for Mexico. If such trends continue, warned Peter Brimelow, a British-born New York author and senior editor at Forbes magazine who has emerged as a hero in immigration control circles, "I don't think the country will survive it."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 7, 2006 |
In the churning debate over immigration, there are perhaps no words as loaded or controversial as Aztlan, the name of the mythical Aztec homeland. For many it carries potent political overtones, for others it is a romantic ideal, and to those most opposed to illegal immigration it represents a strategic effort to reclaim land that was once part of Mexico. "Aztlan is a state of mind for some people. It's a point in history. For some it's a political place.