He wasnâ€™t the only Republican who delved into the issue. Representative Tom Tancredo, a fierce opponent to amnesty for illegal aliens, made headlines â€” a rare event for him â€” by informing federal immigration services that undocumented foreigners would appear at a news conference today. Three illegal immigrants are to speak with Senator Dick Durbin, Democrat of Illinois, in support of a Senate bill to give legal status to those who finish high school or enroll in the military.The Early Word: Immigration Returns to the Stage - The Caucus - Politics - New York Times BlogHere`s my question—why is it a "rare occurrence" for Tancredo to make headlines, and whose decision is it? Assuming he doesn`t drive off bridges like Ted Kennedy or dive under bathroom stalls like Larry Craig, then the number of headlines he makes in the Mainstream Media depends on the media`s own prejudices. After all, Tancredo makes headlines at VDARE.com.