Saturday, April 22

Spending time with my wife

I know it has been a slow past few days. Enjoy the archives. I'v been giving my wife more time, and getting geared up for Accounting finals in two weeks. Thanks to everyone who has been visiting the blog for the last few days, despite the absent updates.

Hope you all have a great weekend.

Wednesday, April 19

Executives, workers arrested in nationwide move against pallet maker

Don't forget: the victim is the immigrant, not because he lost his job, but because he was being exploited. He was being exploited, not because he could not get documents, but because the system allowed for him to come in illegally, and the company had every incentive to hire illegals. This is good. It's about time!

I am sorry for the immigrant who will have a hard time starting over back in their home country. It was wrong, but I understand how life in Latin America can be--very difficult. But this does not excuse illegal immigration.
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents arrested seven current and former IFCO Systems managers on charges they conspired to transport, harbor and encourage illegal workers to reside in the United States for commercial advantage and private financial gain, said Glenn T. Suddaby, the chief federal prosecutor in Albany, N.Y., where some arrests were made.
It sounds like they are feeling the heat from the voters--you know, those citizens that came to this country legally, or are born here. Again, mass rallies are going to have the opposite intended effect as far as policy makers are concerned. The left-wing Latino organizations have made a mistake by inciting these rallies, as far as they are concerned, but I guess you can say they did us all a favor. They brought attention to the issue.

Tags: Politics, border, Homeland Security, MEXICO, Immigration, Illegal Aliens, Border Security, California, GOP, Democrats, Immigrant,

Next time you hear Presidente Fox demanding fair treatment for illegal immigrants...

Ask him about this:
The level of brutality Central American migrants face in Mexico was underscored on Monday, when police conducting a raid for undocumented migrants near a rail yard in central Mexico state shot to death a local man, apparently because his dark skin and work clothes made him look like a Central American.
It is this sort of rampart corruption from the government, and the police the is supposed to represent them, that is destroying Mexico's economy. It doesn't have to be that way. It's time the U.S. started speaking out about the truth in Mexico and in other third world countries. Until there is real reform, we will continue to see millions escaping the mayhem and crime of Latinamerica.

Tuesday, April 18

Immigration roundup has some interesting articles I thought I would share.

Immigration & Legal Issues

Blogosphere '08 straw poll

Hugh Hewitt is hosting another '08 straw poll. Make sure to head on over and Vote. Results for Latino Issues readers' votes are collected here.

What do you all think about Guiliani or McCain? I like McCain's military background, but he is a media-playboy. He has been inside the beltway much to long. Guiliani would just not stand a chance--to much of a social liberal. Though, its to bad--his leadership skills are great.

Let's make sure our voice is heard.

Tags: , Politics, 2008, technology, Blog,

Sunday, April 16

Happy Easter -- Death Conquered!

Have a blessed and happy Easter. From today's Daylights:
For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life. John 3:16

The greatest challenge facing anyone on earth is how to face his or her own mortality. The good news is that death has been conquered. Jesus, God in human form, died as a substitute for our sins. We now have the choice of accepting Jesus' death as payment for our sins or dying for our sins ourselves. We now have hope through the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus. Jesus promised (John 8:51) that those who believe in Him, though they die, yet would live. Acts 2:42 said that God raised Jesus from the dead putting an end to the agony of death. We know that death is no longer a master over Jesus (Romans 6:9) and that the death He died He died to sins once for all (Romans 6:10).

Death cannot separate us from God (Romans 8:38). Because we've been freed from the shadow of death, which hangs over every living human being, we can live our lives with hope and confidence knowing we have eternal life through Jesus (1 John 5:11-13).

The issue is this: do we believe in Jesus? Have we accepted His gift of eternal life? If we have, we can have peace. Our ability to accept physical death gives us strength to choose death daily. Jesus promised that those who find their lives would lose them but those who lose their lives will find them.

May God give us confidence of eternal life and with it courage to face physical death and daily deaths.

I thought I would ad a thought to this. The one amazing thing about what I celebrate today is that with the sacrifice on the cross, Jesus opened the door for each one of us to have a one-on-one real relationship with Him. It is so easy to get caught up in the traditions, prayers, and celebrations of our faith--all great things in themselves--but we lose focus of the One that gave us the reason to celebrate. He gives hope. He provides strength. He picks you up after you have fallen. I am sure that there are many who would read this and question His presence, but I encourage you to not miss out, and seek Him out. Test God, if you will. Call out to Him, and ask Him to reveal the truth about Christ, and His gift of salvation to you. I would encourage you all to consider, if you have not already, the gift of eternal life, and a growing personal relationship with the God who cares about you and me more than anyone else. There is nothing else that can compare.

Happy Easter.

Tags: , Christianity, Jesus, Lent, Religion