Should illegal aliens be allowed to administer oaths and witness documents?
The Secretary of State is responsible for training and certifying notaries public in Colorado. We must rely on the honesty of notaries public for witnessing signatures, and for administering oaths and other legal documents. I ran a simple amendment to assure that notaries public must at least be legally present in the United States. Although it passed, the vote shows that many legislators OPPOSE any prohibition on letting illegal aliens serve as notaries! (A "yes" vote adds the requirement that notaries must be legally present in the U.S.)
Mexican Consulate Donates Textbooks to Colorado Department of Education
The Colorado Department of Education recently announced it had accepted 500 boxes of textbooks from the Government of Mexico with the intent to distribute them and use the Mexican national curriculum among various public schools in Colorado. The concern is that there has not been sufficient oversight in the distribution of the texts, especially in light of the fact that the curriculum may contain inflammatory language.
Senate kills affirmative action for illegal aliens
SB-170 by Sen. Romer and Rep. Miklosi to grant in-state tuition to illegal aliens was finally killed after a massive public outcry. After shady tactics to move the bill through the Senate Appropriations Committee while Sen. Ted Harvey was out for a family emergency, the bill was finally killed on the Senate floor.
State Legislators for Legal Immigration
SLLI includes legislators from 31 states. Rep. Kent Lambert has worked to collect and catalog dozens of ideas to stop illegal immigration from many states, and is organizing model legislation to share among all the states.
The influx of millions of illegal aliens entering the United States every year is having a detrimental effect on our economy, our national security, our state budget, our medical facilities, and our crime rate. Taxpayers should not have to pay for services for aliens who are here illegally. The solution is to work with other states to stop the flow of illegal immigration at our borders, and to stop the state services and exploitable jobs that encourage illegal aliens to stay in Colorado. I have taken an active role to oppose using taxpayer money for illegal aliens, and facilitated RSCC meetings with Arizona Legislators in early October 2005. I have consistently supported all efforts to close the borders, to restrict government funding for illegal aliens, and to oppose amnesty.
In July 2007, Representative Lambert reported this group of illegal aliens that had crossed the U.S. border near Nogales, AZ. All 31 were captured by the Nogales Sector, U.S. Border Patrol.
Within 15 minutes, helicopters from Homeland Security followed vectors supplied by Rep. Lambert, and coordinated with ground units to capture and deport the entire group of illegal aliens.
Border Patrol Visit
Representative Lambert using advanced thermal imaging scope to spot movements of illegal aliens at night in July 2007. As many as three million foreign nationals enter the United States illegally every year, many near Nogales and Tucson Arizona.
Kent visits National Guard units in Arizona
A National Guardsman from Woodbridge, Virginia, explains his procedures and area of responsibility to Kent Lambert.
Due to their previous levels of responsibility and combat experience in Southwest Asia, other Guardsmen expressed some degree of frustration about the availability of equipment (which is now slowly improving), and restrictions on their ability to directly perform the border control mission, including interacting with or directly stopping insurgents illegally crossing the border.
The use of mobilized National Guard troops to perform Federally-ordered border patrol missions within the boundries of host states like Arizona may raise important issues for both Federal and state legislation and oversight.