Homeland Security http://www.kplu.org en Feds try to tamp down fears of fence on northern border http://www.kplu.org/post/feds-try-tamp-down-fears-fence-northern-border <p>BELLINGHAM, Wash. &ndash; The U.S. government is considering whether to build short segments of fencing along the northern border with Canada. But the fences won&rsquo;t stretch very far.</p><p>That&rsquo;s what a U.S. Customs and Border Protection planner told a small audience gathered in Bellingham Tuesday night.</p><p> Wed, 12 Oct 2011 16:32:16 +0000 Tom Banse 2881 at http://www.kplu.org Immigrants' rally in Olympia against driver's license bills http://www.kplu.org/post/immigrants-rally-olympia-against-drivers-license-bills <p><span class="Apple-style-span" style="line-height: 18px; font-size: 12px; ">http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/kplu/local-kplu-951419.mp3</span></p><p><span class="Apple-style-span" style="line-height: 18px; font-size: 12px; ">Immigrant rights groups are pushing back against efforts to deny driver's licenses to illegal immigrants in Washington. They rallied at the Capitol Wednesday in opposition to several legislative proposals.&nbsp;</span></p><p style="margin-top: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 1.5em; margin-left: 0px; padding-top: 0px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 0px; padding-left: 0px; border-top-width: 0px; border-right-width: 0px; border-bottom-width: 0px; border-left-width: 0px; border-style: initial; border-color: initial; font-weight: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-size: 12px; font-family: inherit; vertical-align: baseline; ">In the Capitol Rotunda, the chant was:</p><blockquote><p style="margin-top: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 1.5em; margin-left: 0px; padding-top: 0px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 0px; padding-left: 0px; border-top-width: 0px; border-right-width: 0px; border-bottom-width: 0px; border-left-width: 0px; border-style: initial; border-color: initial; font-weight: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-size: 12px; font-family: inherit; vertical-align: baseline; ">Safety first, driver's licenses for all.</p></blockquote><p style="margin-top: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 1.5em; margin-left: 0px; padding-top: 0px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 0px; padding-left: 0px; border-top-width: 0px; border-right-width: 0px; border-bottom-width: 0px; border-left-width: 0px; border-style: initial; border-color: initial; font-weight: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-size: 12px; font-family: inherit; vertical-align: baseline; ">Members of the group OneAmerica voiced opposition to the half-dozen proposals in the Washington legislature to require proof – or at least evidence of – lawful presence in the United States <a href="http://www.dol.wa.gov/driverslicense/">in order to get</a> a driver's license.</p><p> Thu, 10 Feb 2011 08:45:29 +0000 Austin Jenkins 759 at http://www.kplu.org Immigrants' rally in Olympia against driver's license bills Homeland Security teams up with Walmart http://www.kplu.org/post/homeland-security-teams-walmart <p>Next time you walk into a Walmart store, you might see the head of the U-S Department of Homeland Security.&nbsp; Secretary Janet Napolitano has recorded video messages that are being aired inside Walmart stores in 27 states, including Washington.</p><p>http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/kplu/local-kplu-938812.mp3</p><p> Tue, 07 Dec 2010 01:12:38 +0000 Paula Wissel 296 at http://www.kplu.org Homeland Security teams up with Walmart