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White Supremacists

According to, white supremacist groups seek to take advantage of anti-immigration sentiment as a recruiting tool. White supremacist organizations find members of law enforcement and/or military organizations as particularly desirable recruits because they view them as counterintelligence assets and as sources of knowledge and training. For further reading on the connection between immigration and white supremacists (available at - premium subscription required), see:

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  • Chapter 5: The CSPA And Diversity Visa Lottery
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  • Chapter 7: The CSPA And VAWA
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E-Passport: Doorway To The Panopticon
Scarmig writes about the inner workings of the E-passport.


President Bush Reiterates Commitment To Immigration Reform
President Bush recently wrote, "The strength of our economy also requires us to address some of the biggest issues facing the American people--greater energy security, comprehensive immigration reform, and affordable health care. While progress has been made in each of these areas, we must do more. I look forward to working with Congress on these difficult issues."


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Immigration Event - Washington, D.C.
93rd World Day of Migrants and Refugees Lecture. January 12, 2007, 10:00-11:00 a.m. Institute for the Study of International Migration, Georgetown University, Washington, D.C. Keynote speaker: Ellen Sauerbrey, Assistant Secretary of State for Population, Refugees and Migration, U.S. State Department. Contact: Susan Martin at (202) 687-2153 or


Readers are welcome to share their comments, email: (300-words or fewer preferred). Many letters to the Editor refer to past correspondence, available in our archives.

Dear Editor:
Responding to Mr. Goode's letter (12/28/06 ID), I would like to define "war" ... war is where one country sends military troops to occupy another country, and people shoot at each other and people die 50,000 Americans in the Vietnam war and most recently 160 Americans in the month of December in Iraq. The US is once again at war. It was at war in Vietnam, and it is at war in Iraq. Perhaps one must suffer under a mortar barrage, be in the path of an IED, or slog through a couple of rice paddies, to understand what war is. I'm dense, so I don't have a definition of "officially". I wonder what does Mr. Good's statement, "If we were officially at war, the undocumented alien could enlist" mean? and where is the authority to support this ambiguous statement? If it exists, please enlighten us.

David D. Murray, Esq.
Newport Beach, CA

Dear Editor:
I would like to applaud David D. Murray's response (01.03.2007 ID) to ID's recent editorial (01.02.2007 ID) in what was otherwise a sea of divisive responses, on a banner day for ID letters. Mr. Murray was the only one who appeared to connect the dots, and through juxtaposition with the other letters, proved that division only creates further division and flight to extremes, wherein we will all lose any semblance of what original "bound us together." On a side note, I would like to raise a technical point regarding the defense of the "glorious tradition" of using the Bible for ceremonial oath taking. This is a masonic institution, as many of the founding fathers were masons. In the traditions of freemasonry, a Bible is standard for oath taking, yet it is explicitly expressed that any individual from another religion may replace the Bible with his own book if he so chooses. By extrapolation then, I think it's safe to say that Tom Jefferson wouldn't have a problem with Keith Ellison (who I am proud to have represent me) using a Koran for his induction ceremony; and by God, if it's good enough for Tom Jefferson, it's good enough for me.

Jordan R. Silk
Minneapolis, MN

Dear Editor:
I think Susanna Bogue's letter (01/03/07 ID) missed jhf letter's point (01/03/07 ID). Her letter seems to be saying that all of us who in any way use the services supplied by illegal workers are as guilty as those who knowingly employ them. Beyond her observation that illegals are everywhere (except in Baileyville, Maine) I have no idea what her letter has in mind to address the problem if indeed her letter considers it a problem. If the employer sanctions that have been on the books since 1986 had been effectively enforced, there would be no "other folks" today "guilty" of benefiting from the peon labor illegals provide. Without effective enforcement of employer sanctions, no guest worker or amnesty program has a chance of fixing the immigration mess. I'm not referring to the occasional headline-grabbing raids by ICE but rather, evenly and steadily enforced requirements that apply to all employers. It can be done, but don't hold your breath.

Bill Glenn

Dear Editor:
JHF's letter (01/03/07 ID) wrote it was his impression Congressman Tom Tacredo only opposed illegal immigrants. If Congress tomorrow declared all immigrants to be legal would Mr. Tancredo fold his tent and go home? Don't be fooled, it's not about legal or illegal.

Dave Anderson
Gainesville, GA

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