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  • West Haven cop hit by alleged drunken driver (Sanctuary City next door)

    11/15/2011 6:01:47 AM PST · by BillyBonebrake · 4 replies
    New Haven Register ^ | Nov. 15, 2011 | Amanda Pinto
    "The driver involved, Elgio Ramirez-Aguilar, 27, of 264 Blatchley Ave., New Haven, allegedly had a blood-alcohol content that was about three times the legal limit at the time of the crash. Ramirez-Aguilar was charged with driving under the influence, failure to grant right of way at an intersection, operating a motor vehicle without a license and failure to insure ... "
  • President Obama's Immigration To-Do List Is Almost Complete

    11/12/2011 7:38:35 PM PST · by moonshinner_09 · 11 replies
    Fox News ^ | November 13, 2011 | Bob Dane and Kristen Williamson
    Advocates for open borders and illegal alien amnesty must be pleased. President Obama has accomplished almost everything on their Wish List, short of a massive amnesty bill. But the president’s checklist achieves almost the same thing, of course without Congressional approval. Public demand for secure borders and interior enforcement has been ignored while Congress’s constitutional authority to regulate immigration has been simply bypassed. To date, the scope of President Obama’s immigration to-do list is shocking and nearly complete: Enact backdoor amnesty - Accomplish administratively what is not possible legislatively. - Issue new ICE memos radically changing deportation policies. - Create...
  • Illegal Immigrant Sues over Ankle Monitor

    11/10/2011 5:31:36 PM PST · by moonshinner_09 · 23 replies
    FOX 4 News ^ | 10 Nov 2011 | Melissa Cutler
    DALLAS - A woman who has been living in North Texas illegally for more than 20 years has filed a lawsuit in federal court because immigration officials forced her to wear an ankle monitor. Maribel Arellano gets emotional just thinking about deportation. The 37-year-old mother of seven had to wear an ankle monitor for eight months so U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents could keep track of her. “My kids sometimes tell me, ‘Mom, I love you. Don’t go back to Mexico,’” she said. “I need to stay here for my kids.” Arellano left Mexico in the 1990s and is...
  • Duncan Praises Push To Help Undocumented Students

    11/07/2011 3:13:26 PM PST · by moonshinner_09 · 4 replies
    NPR ^ | November 7, 2011 | The Associated Press
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Education Secretary Arne Duncan said Monday he's encouraged that some states are allowing the children of illegal immigrants to pay in-state tuition at public colleges. As an example, Duncan pointed to Rhode Island, where this fall the Rhode Island Board of Governors for Higher Education unanimously approved in-state tuition for illegal immigrants starting in fall 2012
  • Immigrant rights groups wrap up Albertville meeting

    11/06/2011 7:48:26 PM PST · by moonshinner_09 · 7 replies · 1+ views (blog) - Kent Faulk ^ | November 06, 2011 | - Kent Faulk
    ALBERTVILLE, Alabama -- A three-day workshop that has brought together more than a dozen groups concerned about Alabama's crack down on illegal immigrants ends this afternoon in Albertville. Elizabeth Brezovich, with the Alabama Coalition for Immigrant Justice, said that the event was sponsored by the Southeast Immigrants Rights Network and the National Day Laborer Organizing Network, in collaboration with the coalition. About 60 people from six groups outside the state and eight Alabama-based groups participated, she said. The groups are working to see Alabama's new immigration law overturned or repealed. Brezovich said the event was a combination of training on...
  • Rape suspect flagged as illegal immigrant was released weeks before Dallas murder

    11/06/2011 10:19:03 AM PST · by moonshinner_09 · 12 replies
    Dallas Morning News (subscription) (blog) ^ | Nov. 5, 2011 | Avi Selk/Night Reporter
    A couple weeks ago, TDMN reporter Wendy Hundley wrote a brief blog item on what initially sounded like one of many arguments-turned-fatal in Oak Cliff. On Monday, victim Jesse Benavides' brother contacted us, asking us to look closer into the history of the accused killer, Santana Gaona. He was right. There was much more to the story. Here's the top of our article in Saturday's paper (sub required). Seven weeks before he allegedly shot a man to death at a family birthday party, Santana Gaona was in a Dallas County jail cell -- accused of raping his wife and red-flagged...
  • Vermont enforce new immigration policy

    11/05/2011 10:11:07 AM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 15 replies
    KPLC-TV ^ | Nov 05, 2011 | KPLC-TV
    BURLINGTON, VT (WPTZ/CNN) - Vermont's governor has released a new immigration policy for state police, which is being dubbed the "look the other way" policy. Gov. Peter Shumlin says state troopers should not try to arrest people just for being in the U.S. illegally. Back in September, a state trooper made a routine traffic stop and asked one of the passengers his immigration status. He suspected that person of being an illegal immigrant and called Customs and Borders Patrol, who arrested the man. The arrest sparked protests from the migrant worker community, who says the trooper should never have asked...
  • Effort to repeal state (CA) Dream Act under way

    11/04/2011 10:19:50 AM PDT · by fifedom · 2 replies
    North County Times ^ | Oct. 26, 2011 | Edward Sifuentes
    The fight over the California Dream Act, controversial legislation signed by Gov. Jerry Brown to help illegal immigrant students pay for college, is not over. Earlier this week, State Assemblyman Tim Donnelly, R-Hesperia, started gathering signatures for a referendum that would eliminate part of the act. He wants to overturn Assembly Bill 131, which Brown signed on Oct. 9 allowing illegal immigrant students to apply for state-funded scholarships.
  • Perry endorses work visas for illegal immigrants

    11/03/2011 5:24:19 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 324 replies · 1+ views
    Las Vegas Sun ^ | Nov. 3, 2011 | The Associated Press
    Texas Gov. Rick Perry says America should extend work visas to allow illegal immigrants to move freely between the U.S. and their home countries _ but opposes a path to citizenship.
  • Man avoids jail by faking illegal immigrant status

    11/03/2011 12:01:43 PM PDT · by OddLane · 27 replies · 1+ views
    The Associated Press ^ | November 3, 2011 | Josh Loftin
    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- A Utah man dodged prison with an unusual ploy - he claimed to be an illegal immigrant and got himself deported to Mexico. Prosecutors say 27-year-old Jaime Alvarado told Salt Lake City police and immigration officials in 2010 that his name was Saul Quiroz and he had come to the U.S. illegally from Mexico. At the time, he faced felony drug distribution charges, but based on his false identity, authorities sent him back to Mexico.
  • Over 1,000 Kids in L.A. County Foster Care Have Capable Parents Who've Been Detained/Deported

    11/02/2011 8:03:08 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 11 replies
    LA Weekly (blog) - ^ | Simone Wilson
    Report: Over 1,000 Kids in L.A. County Foster Care Have Capable Parents Who've Been Detained/Deported. Arguably two of California's most controversy-plagued government factions -- immigration enforcement and child protection -- team up for double the incompetency in today's "Shattered Families" report by the Applied Research Center. The heartbreaking new data shows that 1,178 children in Los Angeles County alone are only in foster care because... ... their illegal-immigrant parents are caught up in deportation proceedings. "It's one more problem," says Richard Wexler of the National Coalition for Child Protection Reform. "What you've got is two hugely dysfunctional systems, and when...
  • Subcommittee authorizes Homeland Security subpoena (re: illegals identified but not deported)

    11/02/2011 3:03:20 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 8 replies · 1+ views
    Yahoo ^ | 11/2/11 | Henry C. Jackson - AP
    WASHINGTON (AP) — A House subcommittee on Wednesday authorized a subpoena against the Homeland Security Department for information about illegal immigrants who have been identified but not deported. The authorization cleared the House Judiciary subcommittee on immigration policy and enforcement by a 7-4, party line vote. Democrats voted against the measure, saying it was premature to issue a subpoena because Homeland Security, which oversees Immigration and Customs Enforcement, is cooperating with the committee. House Judiciary Chairman Lamar Smith, R-Texas, says the subpoena authorization is necessary because the Obama administration hasn't responded quickly enough to his request, which was made in...
  • Tough Illegal Immigration Laws Could be Coming to PA

    11/02/2011 2:59:50 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 6 replies ^ | November 2, 2011 | Ashley Palutis
    State lawmakers are working to pass a group of bills against illegal immigrants known as, the National Security Begins at Home Legislation. Stolen jobs, and a burden on tax paying Pennsylvanians are just two of the reasons State Representative Daryl Metcalfe (R) 12th District, is trying to pass a package of Illegal Immigration bills in Pennsylvania.
  • Family member arrested in girl's stabbing death in Carrollton

    11/02/2011 12:47:02 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 11 replies
    Star-Telegram. ^ | Oct. 31, 2011 | Deanna Boyd
    A 23-year-old Carrollton man is in custody on a murder warrant in connection with the fatal stabbing of a 10-year-old girl visiting from Oklahoma, Carrollton police said Tuesday. Jasmen Gonzalez's body was found Sunday, hours after police say she was abducted from a Carrollton apartment. She died from a stab wound to the chest, the Dallas County medical examiner's office reported Monday. Jose Sifuentes, who had been in custody on an immigration hold, is a relative of Jasmen's by marriage, said Lt. Doug Mitchell of the Carrollton Police Department. Search warrant affidavits indicate that Jasmen was shirtless and that her...
  • Family pleading to parole board not to deport man who killed teens in drunken crash

    11/01/2011 10:29:14 AM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 10 replies
    WSB-TV -- Atlanta ^ | Oct. 31, 2011 | Tom Jones
    MARIETTA, Ga. — Families of three teens killed by a drunk driving illegal immigrant are mounting a campaign to keep him from being paroled and deported. The families believe if Sergio Montelongo-Sanchez is deported back to Mexico he will come back to the U.S. and cause the same type of crash that killed their loved ones on Sandtown Road near Booth 11 years ago. They're also not happy he could be released after serving less than a third of his sentence. "He served just a little over 10 years. That's not very long for killing three beautiful young people," Delores...
  • Woman, 45, slain while walking to parked car

    11/01/2011 4:51:08 AM PDT · by jimjohn · 9 replies
    Buffalo News ^ | 10/31/11 | Buffalo News
    An apparent carjacking attempt described as a random act of violence has taken the life of a 45-year-old Albion woman and led to the capture of an illegal immigrant charged with her murder, Orleans County sheriff's officials said Monday. Kathleen I. Byham was walking toward her car in the Walmart Supercenter parking lot in the Town of Albion shortly after 7 p.m. Sunday when she was accosted and stabbed multiple times, Sheriff Scott D. Hess reported. She was taken to Medina Memorial Hospital, where she was pronounced dead at 7:40 p.m.
  • (Illegal) Man arrested for sexually assaulting girl

    10/30/2011 7:47:20 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 10 replies
    Stamford Advocate ^ | October 29, 2011 | John Nickerson
    STAMFORD -- A Stamford man was arrested Friday and charged with trying to sexually assault a 14-year old female relative, police said. Jose Francisco Mendez, 28, of Stamford, was charged with criminal attempt at second-degree sexual assault for an incident that occurred with the girl earlier this week and two counts of fourth-degree sexual assault from incidents that occurred when the girl was aged 10 and 11, Youth Bureau Sgt. Dedrich Hohn said. He was also charged with risk of injury to a minor, and is being held in lieu of $50,000 bond. An immigration detainer has been placed upon...
  • Car accident leads to arrest for human trafficking

    10/28/2011 9:25:21 AM PDT · by moonshinner_09
    The Daily Planet ^ | October 28, 2011 | Katie Klingsporn
    A one-vehicle accident on rural Highway 141 on Monday triggered a search through the desert for passengers and eventually led to the arrest of one man for suspicion of human smuggling and the pending deportation of four of the passengers. Juan Denys Hernandez Varenez, a Cuban national, has been charged with four counts of smuggling of humans, a class 3 felony. The San Miguel Sheriff’s Office suspects that he was smuggling four undocumented foreigners to the Denver area when the sedan he was driving crashed. All of the passengers, including a 20-year-old female from Grand Junction whose involvement is unknown,...
  • Texas hospital easing pressure on paralyzed illegal immigrant, family says

    10/27/2011 3:52:48 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 17 replies
    CNN ^ | October 27, 2011 | Gustavo Valdes
    (CNN) -- The family of an illegal immigrant paralyzed in a workplace accident says hospital officials have eased their pressure to send him back to Mexico because he is unable to pay for his care. Francisco Martinez broke his neck in a fall from the roof of a shrimp packing business in Galveston, Texas, in August. "He thought he was going to die" said Brandi Cullen Valderrama, Martinez's common-law wife. "He could not even breathe." Martinez was taken to the University Of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, where he received life-saving treatment but remains paralyzed from the chest down. Cullen...
  • Immigration an issue of faith, social justice, faith leaders say

    10/26/2011 6:31:51 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 21 replies
    Deseret News ^ | Oct. 26, 2011 | Marjorie Cortez
    SALT LAKE CITY — The intersection of faith communities and undocumented immigrants boils down to a basic Christian tenet, said the Rev. Steven R. Mitchell of the First Congregational United Church of Christ of Rock Springs, Wyo. "Jesus never turned anyone away. Neither do we," the Rev. Mitchell said. Mark Kadel, director of World Relief Spokane, said the issue must be framed in terms of "real people." "In God's eye, no one is illegal. They may be undocumented but they're not illegal," said Kadel, who directs programs that work with refugees, immigrants and victims of human trafficking. The two men...