Thursday, April 28, 2005

From North of the Border

Trespassing immigrants: New Ipswich chief puts heat on ICE

When the Department of Homeland Security is less serious about enforcing U.S. immigration laws than local police are, something is terribly wrong.


On April 15 the New Ipswich police arrested Jorge Mora Ramirez, an illegal alien from Mexico. [New Ipswich Police Chief W. Garrett] Chamberlain charged Ramirez with criminal trespass. State law states that a “person is guilty of criminal trespass if, knowing he is not licensed or privileged to do so, he enters or remains in any place.” Chamberlain says Ramirez, as an illegal alien, is not “licensed or privileged” to be in the state, and is therefore trespassing.

Sounds like solid reasoning to us. If a judge in Jaffrey-Peterborough District Court agrees on Tuesday, police departments throughout New Hampshire could arrest illegal aliens just for being illegal aliens, which is something that only federal officials have had the authority to do.

Definitely one to keep an eye on come Tuesday. Congratulations to Chief Chamberlain for having the balls to stand up and take action while the federal government continues to turn a blind eye to the problem of ILLEGAL immigration in our country. For more on this topic, be sure to visit Michelle Malkin's The Immigration Blog.

And, on a related note, here's today's installment of "Compare and Contrast - MA vs. NH"

New Hampshire:

Bill would provide tuition for children of slain soldiers

CONCORD — On the day Sgt. Angelo Lozada was buried at the New Hampshire State Veterans Cemetery, lawmakers held a hearing on a bill that would give free tuition to his three children at the state's public colleges and universities.


Children Of Illegal Aliens Want College At In-State Tuition Rate

Massachusetts lawmakers are debating whether the children of illegal immigrants should be entitled to higher education discounts available to other students.

How do you spell "P-R-I-O-R-I-T-I-E-S"?