Walsh Attacks President’s “Backdoor Amnesty”

A press release from Congressman Joe Walsh: Rep. Walsh Statement on President Obama’s Backdoor Amnesty Plan “This new policy encourages breaking our sovereign laws and creates uncertainty for those seeking to become U.S. citizens.” FOX LAKE – Congressman Joe Walsh … Continue reading

Walsh Says Put a Moat with Alligators, If That’s What It Takes to Stop Illegal Immigration

A press release from Congressman Joe Walsh: Congressman Walsh Sends Letter to President Obama in Reaction to Yesterday’s Immigration Speech in El Paso “Border security is national security. It’s not a joking matter.” Washington, D.C. – Congressman Joe Walsh (R-IL) … Continue reading

Deported Illegal Mexican a Sex Offender

32-year old Orlando Tapia-Fonseca, the illegal alien from Mexico who was sentenced to 41-months in Federal prison and, then, a second deportation, was convicted in Brown County, Wisconsin, in 1998 of second degree sexual assault on a child. He got … Continue reading

Repeat Mexican Illegal Alien Off to Federal Pen after Being Found in McHenry County

The following press release details how a Mexican criminal was sent back to his homeland, but returned. Now he is going to Federal prison. The interesting part of the release to me is the reference to his having been found … Continue reading

Rockford McHenry County Sheriff’s Department Revelations Move to Woodstock Courthouse in Call for Special Prosecutor

December 15, 2010, there was a Rockford court hearing in which 15-year McHenry County Sheriff’s Deputy Scott Milliman’s sworn deposition testimony was discussed in Zane Seipler’s wrongful termination case against the Sheriff’s Department. Now the arena moves to Woodstock where … Continue reading

32 Illegals with Criminal Histories Picked Up in November

McHenry County Blog is the only local source reporting on the number of illegal aliens being picked up in McHenry County. In November, the number of such undocumented aliens with criminal backgrounds was 32, according to the McHenry County Sheriff’s … Continue reading

Walsh Pledges Continuous Town Hall Meetings

The “news” at Congressman-Elect Joe Walsh’s first post-election Town Hall meeting in McHenry County was that he would not vote for the compromise tax bill being considered in Congress. But the take-away message was that constituents should expect a lot … Continue reading

Diane Evertsen Mailing Hits Mailboxes

Here’s what Republican County Board candidate Diane Evertsen mailed out just before the election. It’s a yellow post card, almost goldenrod, it appears to me. Evertsen provides her web site address and says, Commonsence, conservative solutions… for a better future … Continue reading

38 Criminal Illegals Picked Up in McHenry County in September

McHenry County Blog continues to be the only local publication that thinks the Department of Homeland Security’s Secure Communities program is worth watching. This month, the program Sheriff Keith Nygren joined in April, saw 38 illegal aliens with criminal records … Continue reading

Nygren Locks Up 42 Criminal Illegals in July

The number of people turned over to ICE by Keith Nygren’s McHenry County Sheriff’s Department during July was forty-two. That’s forty-two more criminals off the street. Nygren entered the Homeland Security Department’s Secure Communities program, along with other collar county … Continue reading

National Sheriff’s Association Supports Criminal Alien Enforcement Programs

Considering people in most counties voted Republican, I guess it’s not much of a surprise that the National Sheriffs’ Association passed a resolution in favor of ridding their jurisdictions of illegal aliens who are criminals. The end of June, at … Continue reading

Immigration – Local Thoughts

Thinking about immigration locally, McHenry County Sheriff Keith Nygren has a win-win potential. He somehow convinced the Northwest Herald to allow him to make a front page pitch to Latino voters the Sunday before last. But, as reported only in … Continue reading

The Illegal Immigration Issue

I have such mixed emotions on this issue. On the one hand, I have seen the hope in the eyes of a late 20-something mother leading her children with husband bringing up the rear to a meeting in the First … Continue reading

Echo Article about Sheriff’s Mexican Exchange Program Appears

The Daily Herald was stiffed by Sheriff Keith Nygren when he revealed his intention to re-start his Mexican Sister City program exclusively in the Northwest Herald on Sunday. Comments under the article were not what a neutral observer would consider … Continue reading

Planning to Go in Danger’s Way

The Northwest Herald continued its love affair (“Nygren re-election propaganda” is the way one article commenter describes NW Herald coverage) with McHenry County Sheriff Keith Nygren Monday by featuring his regeneration of the sister cities program with Mexico’s Zacatecas. That’s … Continue reading

ICE Detainee Search System Unrolled

People will now be able to search for people incarcerated on at least one floor of the McHenry County Jail. It won’t be people arrested for most crimes, however. If a friend or acquaintance gets arrested, you’ll still have to … Continue reading

McHenry County Sheriff’s Department Identifies and Detains 116 Illegal Aliens April thru June

Yesterday, Chicago Tribune columnist Dennis Byrne wrote a column wondering why President Barack Obama’s administration is suing Arizona, but not Rhode Island. I wrote about that last week. As I did, Byrne points out that collar county sheriffs are participating … Continue reading

Federal Government’s Double Standard on Local Enforcement of Federal Immigration Laws

I’m not much into writing about national politics. I’ve only touched upon immigration enforcement by local officials when McHenry County Sheriff Keith Nygren joined other suburban sheriffs in agreeing to do so. (See April 14, 2010 article entitled, “Nygren to … Continue reading