Sunday, November 26, 2006

CNN Lou Dobbs - video:Pahrump, Nevada Joins the Rebellion - Passes Anti-illegal Immigration Ordinances; Entire State May Follow!Dozens of cities from Hazleton, Pennsylvania, to Farmers Branch, Texas, to Escondido, California, are trying to crack down on illegal immigration. Add Pahrump, Nevada, to that list. Pahrump is a city of 33,000, about 60 miles west of Las Vegas, Nevada. It's seemingly light years away from the nation's border security crisis. But this month, Pahrump's civic leaders jumped into the fray, approving an ordinance denying taxpayer-funded benefits to illegal aliens, outlawing the display of a lone foreign flag, and declaring English the town's official language. The debate in Pahrump has mirrored the nation's struggle to cope with the consequences of illegal immigration. Many in town say the measures go too far. For instance, foreign flags will be allowed to fly in Pahrump as long as they're below an American flag. The measure is in response to the street protests earlier this year where Mexican flags often outnumber the stars and stripes. Outside, activists say the restriction is unconstitutional, despite its foundation in law. Nevada state lawmakers are planning to introduce similar legislation statewide. One ordinance supporter says Pahrump's new laws are part of a groundswell, intended to force the federal government to finally secure the borders of the United States.