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By Alicia Robinson | June 21, 2007
COSTA MESA — City Council members will send a letter urging President Bush to enforce existing immigration laws and reject a Senate bill that would offer some illegal immigrants a path to citizenship. The letter, drafted by Councilman Eric Bever, is the second the council has sent the White House on the issue. Council members in May 2005 approved a similar letter asking for more border security, but it apparently did not generate a response. On Tuesday, the council voted 3-2 to send the letter, with Councilwomen Linda Dixon and Katrina Foley dissenting.
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By Alicia Robinson | May 16, 2006
President Bush on Monday pledged to put up to 6,000 National Guard troops on the U.S.-Mexico border while officials beef up the ranks of the border patrol. The plan was announced in a speech that reiterated a number of his earlier ideas on how to solve the nation's immigration issues, such as a guest worker program and a "tamper-proof" ID card for noncitizens. Local officials had mixed reactions, but most said they were pleased with the president's plan to secure the border. Bush said the National Guard would be deployed to the border for a year while border patrol forces are increased by 6,000 agents.
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By Alicia Robinson | September 28, 2006
U.S. senators and representatives are playing a "game of chicken" over several border security bills to see who's willing to give a little to get their bill to the president's desk, Newport Beach Rep. John Campbell said Wednesday. Campbell, a major proponent of border security-only bills, said he's pleased with what the House has accomplished so far, though it's not all that he hoped for. The House last week moved immigration reform forward, passing three pieces of border security legislation that are now awaiting Senate approval.
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By Alicia Robinson | July 6, 2006
Members of Congress will no longer be able to lie to voters about their stance on immigration, Huntington Beach Rep. Dana Rohrabacher said after a packed hearing on U.S. border security held Wednesday in San Diego. While he counted the hearing a success, Rohrabacher predicted that Congress will take no conclusive action on immigration reform this year. Instead, he said, the issue will be resolved over three years and will be enmeshed in the 2008 presidential election. "My guess is we'll have at least one major candidate up there insisting all the other candidates say how they're going to deal with the issue," he said.
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By S.J. CAHN | October 20, 2005
While I will stand by my statement that American Independent Party candidate Jim Gilchrist has no chance of capturing former Rep. Chris Cox's House seat, there's no doubt that Gilchrist's anti-illegal-immigration pitches are turning out to be strikes. Check reaction Tuesday to statements made by Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff. Chertoff told the Senate Judiciary Committee that his department is going to get tough on illegal immigration. "Return every single illegal entrant -- no exceptions," he said, while also promising to end a practice in which border agents have to let illegal immigrants go because they don't have enough places to hold them.
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By Alicia Robinson | June 22, 2006
Newport Beach Rep. John Campbell may not have cast many votes in Congress yet, but when he has, they've stuck to conservative ideals, according to one lobbying group that released 2005 rankings of members of Congress on Friday. The American Conservative Union, which claims to be the nation's largest grass-roots conservative lobbying group, named Campbell among the "best and brightest" conservatives based on votes on 25 bills in 2005. He was one of 50 representatives and senators thus distinguished, but since Campbell took office in early December, he hasn't had much time to run afoul of anyone.
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By By Alicia Robinson | October 20, 2005
Campbell endorses statement about enforcing border security; official tallies from House race are in; planning a meal to feed a Marine battalion. State Sen. John Campbell's Congressional campaign has gone low-key since he won the most votes in the Oct. 6 primary for the 48th District House seat, but this week he sent out a statement praising Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff for saying his department should have a policy of expelling all illegal immigrants from the country.
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By Brianna Bailey | February 29, 2008
IMPERIAL BEACH BORDER PATROL STATION — California National Guard troops man a darkened room filled with flat-screen computer monitors that looks like the control room of a television studio. The screens, part of a high-tech remote imaging system, monitor miles of fence along the U.S.-Mexico border. It takes little more than a minute for troops to spot potential fence jumpers and notify Border Patrol agents, who speed to the exact spot in their green-and-white SUVs. California National Troops have manned the station for nearly two years, but their mission at the border will end July 1 when its federal funding runs out, leaving the Border Patrol understaffed.
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By Alicia Robinson | July 27, 2006
After winning a state senate seat June 6, Newport-Mesa Republican Sen. Tom Harman has named a slate of new staffers to his Costa Mesa district office. Two of the new hires come from outside Orange County, but locals may recognize a third ? Garden Grove City Councilman Mark Leyes, who will serve as Harman's north county representative. Leyes, a Republican, has served on Garden Grove City Council for 16 years and in 2004 lost a primary for the 68th District Assembly seat to Van Tran.
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By Brianna Bailey | February 29, 2008
IMPERIAL BEACH BORDER PATROL STATION — California National Guard troops man a darkened room filled with flat-screen computer monitors that looks like the control room of a television studio. The screens, part of a high-tech remote imaging system, monitor miles of fence along the U.S.-Mexico border. It takes little more than a minute for troops to spot potential fence jumpers and notify Border Patrol agents, who speed to the exact spot in their green-and-white SUVs. California National Troops have manned the station for nearly two years, but their mission at the border will end July 1 when its federal funding runs out, leaving the Border Patrol understaffed.
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By Alicia Robinson | June 21, 2007
COSTA MESA — City Council members will send a letter urging President Bush to enforce existing immigration laws and reject a Senate bill that would offer some illegal immigrants a path to citizenship. The letter, drafted by Councilman Eric Bever, is the second the council has sent the White House on the issue. Council members in May 2005 approved a similar letter asking for more border security, but it apparently did not generate a response. On Tuesday, the council voted 3-2 to send the letter, with Councilwomen Linda Dixon and Katrina Foley dissenting.
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By Alicia Robinson | September 28, 2006
U.S. senators and representatives are playing a "game of chicken" over several border security bills to see who's willing to give a little to get their bill to the president's desk, Newport Beach Rep. John Campbell said Wednesday. Campbell, a major proponent of border security-only bills, said he's pleased with what the House has accomplished so far, though it's not all that he hoped for. The House last week moved immigration reform forward, passing three pieces of border security legislation that are now awaiting Senate approval.
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By Alicia Robinson | July 27, 2006
After winning a state senate seat June 6, Newport-Mesa Republican Sen. Tom Harman has named a slate of new staffers to his Costa Mesa district office. Two of the new hires come from outside Orange County, but locals may recognize a third ? Garden Grove City Councilman Mark Leyes, who will serve as Harman's north county representative. Leyes, a Republican, has served on Garden Grove City Council for 16 years and in 2004 lost a primary for the 68th District Assembly seat to Van Tran.
NEWS
By Alicia Robinson | July 6, 2006
Members of Congress will no longer be able to lie to voters about their stance on immigration, Huntington Beach Rep. Dana Rohrabacher said after a packed hearing on U.S. border security held Wednesday in San Diego. While he counted the hearing a success, Rohrabacher predicted that Congress will take no conclusive action on immigration reform this year. Instead, he said, the issue will be resolved over three years and will be enmeshed in the 2008 presidential election. "My guess is we'll have at least one major candidate up there insisting all the other candidates say how they're going to deal with the issue," he said.
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By Alicia Robinson | June 22, 2006
Newport Beach Rep. John Campbell may not have cast many votes in Congress yet, but when he has, they've stuck to conservative ideals, according to one lobbying group that released 2005 rankings of members of Congress on Friday. The American Conservative Union, which claims to be the nation's largest grass-roots conservative lobbying group, named Campbell among the "best and brightest" conservatives based on votes on 25 bills in 2005. He was one of 50 representatives and senators thus distinguished, but since Campbell took office in early December, he hasn't had much time to run afoul of anyone.
NEWS
By Alicia Robinson | May 16, 2006
President Bush on Monday pledged to put up to 6,000 National Guard troops on the U.S.-Mexico border while officials beef up the ranks of the border patrol. The plan was announced in a speech that reiterated a number of his earlier ideas on how to solve the nation's immigration issues, such as a guest worker program and a "tamper-proof" ID card for noncitizens. Local officials had mixed reactions, but most said they were pleased with the president's plan to secure the border. Bush said the National Guard would be deployed to the border for a year while border patrol forces are increased by 6,000 agents.
NEWS
By By Alicia Robinson | October 20, 2005
Campbell endorses statement about enforcing border security; official tallies from House race are in; planning a meal to feed a Marine battalion. State Sen. John Campbell's Congressional campaign has gone low-key since he won the most votes in the Oct. 6 primary for the 48th District House seat, but this week he sent out a statement praising Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff for saying his department should have a policy of expelling all illegal immigrants from the country.
NEWS
By S.J. CAHN | October 20, 2005
While I will stand by my statement that American Independent Party candidate Jim Gilchrist has no chance of capturing former Rep. Chris Cox's House seat, there's no doubt that Gilchrist's anti-illegal-immigration pitches are turning out to be strikes. Check reaction Tuesday to statements made by Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff. Chertoff told the Senate Judiciary Committee that his department is going to get tough on illegal immigration. "Return every single illegal entrant -- no exceptions," he said, while also promising to end a practice in which border agents have to let illegal immigrants go because they don't have enough places to hold them.
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