Lt. Gov. Denish to attend Homeland Security task force

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Immigration reform needs to create a balance between immigration and industry, according to Lt. Gov. Diane Denish. Denish, who spoke to the Clovis News Journal Thursday, is attending a task force today with U.S. Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano to address border and immigration issues. Napolitano is […]

Freedom newspaper wins Pulitzer Prize

CNJ staff A Freedom Communications newspaper in Mesa, Ariz., won a Pulitzer Prize, the most prestigious award in journalism, for a five-part series that exposed how police protection suffered as Sheriff Joe Arpaio focused on efforts to combat illegal immigration.

Immigration status irrelevant to license needs

Freedom New Mexico Critics call it a train wreck, and the euphemism isn’t too far off. The state of Texas has joined other states across the nation in restricting the allocation of drivers’ licenses according to U.S. residency status. The issue became a major problem in New York for the presidential campaign of Sen. Hillary […]

Roswell student’s return to Mexico causing furor

The Associated Press ROSWELL — Karina Acosta’s senior year at Roswell High came to an abrupt end after she was ticketed for blocking a fire lane outside a school and driving without a license. The officer who stopped her — a Roswell policeman assigned to the school — asked her for proof of legal U.S. […]

Birth certificate denials send wrong message

Freedom Newspapers One of the most challenging issues in the national debate over illegal immigration is what to do about the children of such immigrants who gain automatic U.S. citizenship at birth. Despite the wishes of anti-immigration extremists, the federal courts almost universally have agreed the 14th Amendment grants citizenship to anyone born on U.S. […]

Hostility will do nothing to change U.S. fortunes

Freedom New Mexico He talked about wanting to do what was best for the party and for the country and at some level he was no doubt quite sincere. But last week, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney acted like the businessman he was while amassing the fortune that made it possible for him to play […]

Walls won’t solve problems on immigration

By Freedom New Mexico The seizures have begun. The federal Department of Homeland Security has begun filing condemnation lawsuits to take property along the Texas border so it can try to fence this country off from Mexico. The first lawsuits were filed earlier this month, beginning with people who hadn’t allowed government workers on their […]

Republican presidential candidates

By Freedom New Mexico Editor’s note: The following profiles of presidential candidates are intended to help voters decide whether individual freedom will advance or retreat if the candidate is elected. Today we focus on leading Republican candidates. We looked at Democrats on Wednesday. Mike Huckabee Although former Arkansas Gov. (and ordained Baptist minister) Mike Huckabee’s […]

Immigrants help power U.S. economy

By Freedom New Mexico Anti-immigrant tough talk has failed, once again, as it did in the 2006 election. The toughest of the tough-on-immigration candidates — Colorado’s Tom Tancredo — didn’t get to New Hampshire before his campaign fizzled. John McCain and Hillary Clinton, two of the weakest tough-on-immigration candidates, stole the show in New Hampshire, […]

GOP shamed by false border converts

By Michelle Malkin Every Democrat running for president thinks anti-illegal immigration activists are all racists and xenophobes. Do we really need a Republican nominee for president who thinks the same way? Breakout GOP candidate Mike Huckabee, the soft-on-border control former governor of Arkansas, scored a jaw-dropping endorsement Tuesday from Jim Gilchrist, founder of the Minuteman […]

Rep. Pearce against hasty troop withdrawal

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Freedom New Mexico: Karl Terry U.S. Rep. Steve Pearce, R-N.M., made a campaign stop Tuesday in Portales. Pearce is seeking the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by Pete Domenici. By Karl Terry: Freedom New Mexico Republican U.S. Senate candidate Steve Pearce said as a veteran he understands the challenges the country faces from terrorists and […]

Q&A: Border fence won’t solve issues

By Karl Terry: Freedom New Mexico Name: Heather Wilson Candidate for: U.S. Senate Education: Air Force Academy graduate, Rhodes Scholar Experience: U.S. Congress nine years, Cabinet secretary for New Mexico’s Children, Youth and Families department, National Security Council Staff at the White House during the fall of the Berlin Wall and collapse of the Warsaw […]

Senate candidate Wilson stops in Portales

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Freedom New Mexico: Karl Terry Republican U.S. Senate candidate Heather Wilson speaks in Portales Monday. By Karl Terry: Freedom New Mexico Republican U.S. Senate candidate Heather Wilson made her first campaign stops in eastern New Mexico on Monday with “listening sessions” in Portales and Tucumcari. “I’m used to running tough races,” said Wilson, while introducing […]

Pearce takes flight

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo U.S. Rep. Steve Pearce, R-N.M., announced his plans to run for Pete Domenici’s Senate seat Saturday at the Clovis Municipal Airport. “Friends,” he said, “Democrats are not the enemy but neither are Republicans the enemy.” By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer U.S. Rep. Steve Pearce, R.N.M. said Saturday during a […]

Churches take stand on immigration

By Helena Rodriguez: Local columnist A new coalition of more than 100 evangelical Christian organizations is finally stepping up to say what the Catholic church has being saying all along: Show compassion for our neighbors, the weak, and the alien. According to the New York Times, evangelical leaders are making increasingly visible efforts to push […]

Residents hold immigration rally

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CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle Veronica Serda, left, leads chants as Victoria Flores, center, and other immigrant rights supporters marched Tuesday on Main Street. The group stopped in front of the Curry County Courthouse to spread their message. By Tonya Fennell: CNJ staff writer Dressed in white to symbolize peace and carrying colorful signs — […]

Pro-immigration rally planned

CNJ staff Immigrant advocates plan to hold a rally in Clovis Tuesday in support of immigration reform. The march, which begins at 9 a.m., is a repeat of last year’s event held at the height of the immigration-law reform debate. This year’s rally, dubbed the Great American Boycott II, coincides with Mexico’s Labor Day holiday. […]

Immigration bill start toward right direction

By Freedom Newspapers This year’s congressional debate over immigration has begun with the introduction last week of a House bill that would stiffen enforcement and worker verification procedures, set up a guest worker program and offer a path to citizenship for the 11 million to 12 million workers who are already in this country illegally. […]

Quotas encourage, not dissuade illegal immigrants

By Freedom Newspapers We still don’t know enough to assess certain aspects of last week’s dramatic raids on six meatpacking plants owned by Swift & Co. The raids, conducted in six different states including one near Amarillo, led to 1,282 suspected illegal immigrants being arrested and more than 100 being charged with various serious crimes, […]

Dendahl sees corruption, education as biggest issues

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CNJ staff photo: Tony BullocksRepublican gubernatorial candidate John Dendahl stops by the Clovis News Journal Thursday afternoon to answer some questions about himself and his campaign. By Tonya Fennell: CNJ Staff Writer John Dendahl is the Republican candidate for New Mexico governor. He is running against Democrat incumbent Gov. Bill Richardson. Q: What qualifies you […]