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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...
  • U.S. County Lets Illegal Aliens Use Mexican ID

    10/26/2011 1:51:57 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 10 replies
    Judicial Watch Blog's ^ | 10/26/2011 | Judicial Watch
    To slash deportations and arrests for traffic offenses or lacking identification, law enforcement agencies in a major U.S. county are accepting Mexican consular cards—determined by the FBI to be unreliable and highly susceptible to fraud—as valid ID. The move comes just a few days after an Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) union official told Congress that agents have been ordered not to arrest illegal aliens who don’t have criminal convictions, even when they’ve been deported by a judge. Chris Crane, president of a union that represents ICE officers, revealed the mandate while testifying before the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Immigration...
  • Illegal immigrant paralyzed at work says UTMB is pushing him to return to Mexico ( UPDATED )

    10/26/2011 11:28:15 AM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 21 replies
    KFDM-TV News ^ | October 26, 2011 | Scott Lawrence
    GALVESTON, Texas—by Doug Miller/KHOU TV 11 News & - An illegal immigrant who was paralyzed in an accident says officials at the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston are pressuring him to go back to Mexico. Francisco Martinez is a Mexican immigrant laborer who is in the United States illegally and now needs constant, expensive medical care. KHOU 11 News spoke with Martinez Tuesday outside UTMB’s John Sealy Hospital. He was accompanied by his 7-month-old son and his common-law wife, Brandi Cullen Valderram. Martinez has been at UTMB ever since a workplace accident three months ago left him...
  • U.S. border agent jailed for improper arrest of suspected drug smuggler

    10/25/2011 3:10:18 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 27 replies
    Washington Times ^ | October 25, 2011 | - Jerry Seper
    A U.S. Border Patrol agent has been sentenced to two years in prison for improperly lifting the arms of a suspected 15-year-old drug smuggler while handcuffed — in what the Justice Department called a deprivation of the teenager’s constitutional right to be free from the use of unreasonable force. Agent Jesus E. Diaz Jr. was named in a November 2009 federal grand jury indictment with deprivation of rights under color of law during an October 2008 arrest near the Rio Grande River in Eagle Pass, Texas, where he and other agents had responded to a report that illegal immigrants had...
  • UTMB offers patient a ticket to Mexico

    10/25/2011 12:18:13 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 4 replies · 2+ views
    HOUSTON CHRONICLE ^ | October 24, 2011 | HARVEY RICE
    GALVESTON - Francisco Martinez wasn't happy about the free trip back to Mexico offered to him by a social worker at the University of Texas Medical Branch. Martinez, 37, of Bacliff, broke his back Aug. 17 after falling off a ladder while working on the roof of a bait shop where he was employed. UTMB doctors saved his life, but he is paralyzed from the chest down, can barely move his hands and needs special care.
  • Parents: Hispanic kids bullied after immigration law

    10/22/2011 5:49:15 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 33 replies
    Opelika Auburn News ^ | October 22, 2011 | JAY REEVES
    BIRMINGHAM — It was just another schoolyard basketball game until a group of Hispanic seventh-graders defeated a group of boys from Alabama. The reaction was immediate, according to the Mexican mother of one of the winners, and rooted in the state's new law on illegal immigration. "They told them, 'You shouldn't be winning. You should go back to Mexico,'" said the woman, who spoke through a translator last week and didn't want her name used. She and her son are in the country illegally. Spanish-speaking parents say their children are facing more bullying and taunts at school since Alabama's tough...
  • El Salvador asking US to extend migrant program

    10/21/2011 6:25:04 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 2 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | October 21, 2011 | The Associated Press
    SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador (AP) — El Salvador's president says he will ask Washington to halt deportations of Salvadorans and extend a program that allows those who are in the U.S. illegally to stay.
  • Illegal immigrant arrested for molesting child for past 8 years

    10/21/2011 4:03:25 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 13 replies
    Victorville Daily Press ^ | October 20, 2011 | From Staff Reports
    ADELANTO • Authorities arrested an Adelanto man for allegedly molesting a family member for the last eight years, San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Adelanto station officials said. Rene Viramontes, 41, was arrested late Wednesday night for continuous sexual abuse of a child and was also placed on an immigration hold. Wednesday afternoon, the 14-year-old victim’s mother went to the Adelanto station to report she had just discovered her daughter was being sexually abused by a family member, according to a release.
  • Southern Poverty Law Center files suit seeking right for residents to marry regardless of....

    10/19/2011 5:56:14 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 7 replies
    The Huntsville Times - (blog) - ^ | October 19, 2011 | By The Birmingham News
    <p>MONTGOMERY, Alabama - The Southern Poverty Law Center filed a lawsuit today challenging policies that require non-citizens to provide proof of their legal immigration status before marrying.</p>
  • Houston clergy, politicians gather for immigration prayer service

    10/19/2011 4:14:22 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 6 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | Kate Shellnutt
    More than a dozen prominent Houston faith leaders were joined by Rep. Shelia Jackson Lee and Rep. Al Green at an interfaith service, where they prayed for immigration reform as a way to protect family unity, protect workers and uphold their rights, the Episcopal Diocese of Texas reported. Cardinal Daniel DiNardo of the Archdiocese of Galveston Houston, the Rt. Rev. C. Andrew Doyle of the Episcopal Diocese, mainline Protestant leaders, rabbis and imams adopted the statement “As people of God, we join in faith, prayer and action calling our national leaders to adopt humane and ethical comprehensive immigration reform laws...
  • Lawsuit: Fla. Students Charged as Non-Residents

    10/19/2011 12:05:14 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 22 replies
    WCTV ^ | Oct 19, 2011 | Associated Press; Southern Poverty Law Center Release
    State university officials are being sued by students who are Florida residents but are charged out-of-state tuition because their parents are suspected of being illegal immigrants. The lawsuit filed Wednesday by the Southern Poverty Law Center names five students who were born in the United States, have a Florida high school diploma, driver's license and other proofs of state residency.
  • Republicans' border talk poses risk with Latinos

    10/19/2011 7:57:45 AM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 19 replies
    WHNT ^ | October 19, 2011 | Patricia Zengerle, Alistair Bell
    LAS VEGAS (Reuters) - Republican presidential hopefuls ratcheted up their tough talk against illegal immigration in a debate on Tuesday in Nevada, a state where they might need Latino voters to win the White House. Fierce opposition to illegal immigration and tough border control is one of the party's hot-button policy issues. But some of the talk on the issue -- and the focus on sealing the border with Mexico -- does not go down well with Latino voters.
  • Rep calls for investigation into witness in Denice death fleeing

    10/18/2011 6:03:39 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 2 replies
    Milford Daily News ^ | Oct 18, 2011 | Brian Benson/Daily News staff
    MILFORD — U.S. Rep. Richard Neal, D-2nd, said yesterday he plans to ask for an investigation into how a witness to the accident that killed Matthew Denice could have disappeared. "I'm asking for a full review of the incident from the Department of Homeland Security and Janet Napolitano," Neal said at a press conference at the Milford Police Department. Police have said Luis Acosta, 20, of 10 Cherry St., Apt. 2, Milford, a passenger in the pickup truck that struck Denice in August, cut off a monitoring bracelet Oct. 1 and likely fled the country. Nicolas D. Guaman, 34, of...
  • Coupeville mother of 5 seeks mercy for detained husband

    10/16/2011 11:05:01 AM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 35 replies
    PNW Local News ^ | Oct 16 2011 | - Jessie Stensland
    By all accounts, Jaime Villicana-Campos is a wonderful husband and a beloved father to his children. He held two physically demanding jobs and worked seven days a week to support his large family. He somehow still made time to spend with his little girls, especially 6-year-old Angelica who suffers from epilepsy. She is particularly close to her doting father and is known in the family as “Daddy’s girl.” But because of the nation’s sometimes vexing immigration laws, Villicana-Campos is sitting in a Tacoma federal detention facility. He was nabbed by immigration officials in June, a month before his fifth daughter...
  • Key witness in Denice case flees country

    10/14/2011 8:01:27 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 3 replies
    My Fox Boston ^ | 14 Oct 2011 | My Fox Boston
    (FOX 25 / - The family of Matthew Denice is outraged after word that a key witness in the case has apparently fled the country. Denice was hit and killed by an alleged drunk driver and illegal immigrant, Nicolas Guaman, back in August. A spokesperson for the Denice family told FOX 25 the eyewitness was in the backseat when the whole crash took place, took off and was later apprehended. That person is now nowhere to be found.
  • Illegal Immigrant Raped, Terrorized Girl: O'side Police

    10/14/2011 12:58:36 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 16 replies
    NBC San Diego - ^ | Oct 14, 2011 | Tony Shin
    Escondido police have arrested an illegal immigrant on charges of raping and molesting a 12-year-old girl in his neighborhood. Investigators said Jose Manuel Ayala,18, has been "fixated" on the girl since August. The victim lives near Ayala's apartment on North Fig Street. Detectives said Ayala would sneak into her home and sexually assault her while her parents slept in another room.
  • CHECKPOINTS: Governor lessens impounds for unlicensed drivers

    10/11/2011 8:18:47 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 15 replies
    Press-Enterprise ^ | 11 October 2011 | Sarah Burge, Jim Miller
    A bill signed by Gov. Jerry Brown this week stops police from impounding the cars of sober but unlicensed drivers caught at DUI checkpoints. The law, which goes into effect in January, will bring relief to illegal immigrants, who are prohibited from obtaining a California driver’s license. They live in fear of losing their cars at checkpoints, said Luz Gallegos, of the Perris-based TODEC Legal Center, which assists Latino immigrants. “It’s a great victory for all of our communities and a great blessing,” Gallegos said of AB 353, which was sponsored by Assemblyman Gil Cedillo , D-Los Angeles. Assemblyman Tim...
  • Feds: Illegal immigrant ran southwest Charlotte prostitution ring

    10/11/2011 10:24:29 AM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 12 replies
    WBTV - ^ | Oct 11, 2011 | Derrick Rose -
    CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - Federal agents arrested an illegal immigrant believed to be operating a prostitution ring out of a Southwest Charlotte home, court records obtained by show. According to the criminal complaint filed in federal court, Homeland Security Investigation Special Agent Nathan Peachy along with a team of investigators received information about possible suspects living in Charlotte as a result of an ongoing prostitution investigation in New York. "Phone records showed one of the suspect cellular telephone numbers had been located in the vicinity of 5726 Southampton Rd.," Peachy wrote.
  • Crackdown on illegals begins here; 4 arrested

    10/11/2011 7:15:38 AM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 12 replies ^ | 10/11/11 | Seth Burkett
    Four people charged during the weekend under Alabama’s new immigration law pleaded guilty Monday in Decatur Municipal Court. The four would have been released after pleading to willful failure to procure alien registration documents, a Class C misdemeanor under Section 10 of the law, but Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials had placed holds on them earlier Monday. Each agreed to a fine of $100, $196 in court costs, and a 30-day suspended sentence with 12 months of probation. It was unclear whether anyone at the arraignment was aware ICE had already placed detainers on the defendants. “I wasn’t aware of...
  • My father had to get in the back of the line; so should everyone else

    10/10/2011 8:41:29 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 5 replies ^ | 10/10/11 | - Jim Spiri
    Immigration! It is the hot-topic buzzword at the moment that no one really wants to talk honestly about. That is exactly why I must speak about it now. I have found in all my life experiences that dodging an issue only results in more complications down the road. For the record, I am the son of an immigrant. I am first-generation. My father first came to America working on a boat. At one point, he was deported back to his native land because of improper documentation procedures. It took him another eight years to become a legal, naturalized citizen of...
  • Hispanic Churches Urge Members To Stay Put

    10/09/2011 8:21:12 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 8 replies
    WHNT ^ | October 9, 2011 | Nick Banaszak
    Alabama's new immigration law appears to have sparked an exodus of illegal immigrants from the state. Yet while some have left, many are still here, with local Hispanic churches urging their members to stay put. Fears over the new law have driven many parishioners away from Spanish-speaking churches in Huntsville, Decatur and other north Pastor Raul Zacarias oversees Eben-Ezer Pentecostal Church in southwest Huntsville, with most of its 70 members admitted illegal immigrants. Zacarias told WHNT News 19 that some of his families have left town in the last two weeks, leaving a depleted but determined congregation.
  • Search For Gunmen Called Off in Starr County

    10/07/2011 12:45:55 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 6 replies
    KRGV-TV ^ | October 07, 2011 | Polo Sandoval
    LA ROSITA - The search has been called off for Mexican gunmen who fled into the U.S. following a shootout with the Mexican military. It happened near La Rosita in Starr County around 4:00 p.m. Thursday. The Starr County Sheriff's Department, Texas Department of Public Safety, U.S. Border Patrol, and the Texas Rangers all responded to a cornfield six miles west of Rio Grande City following a violent clash between suspected drug cartel members and the Mexican army. At least five armed men crossed into the U.S. during the shootout, but they quickly returned to Mexico to avoid capture.
  • Va. detainee in ICE custody dies

    10/03/2011 1:17:35 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 8 replies
    Washington Examiner (blog) ^ | 10/03/11 | Emily Babay
    A suspected illegal immigrant who was arrested in Prince William County died while in the custody of Immigration and Customs Enforcement, authorities said. Anibal Ramirez-Ramirez died Sunday at the University of Virginia Medical Center, ICE said in a statement. Staff at the Farmville Detention Center, where he was being held, found him unconscious on Saturday morning. He was hospitalized and diagnosed with liver failure, according to ICE. ICE said Ramirez was an El Salvadoran national who was arrested by Virginia State Police on Sept. 27. Maj. Mandy Lambert of the Prince William County Adult Detention Center said Ramirez was booked...
  • Perry open to sending troops to Mexico against drug cartels

    10/01/2011 3:21:37 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 69 replies
    CNN (blog) - ^ | October 1st, 2011 | : CNN Political Producer Rachel Streitfeld
    Manchester, New Hampshire (CNN) - Rick Perry signaled Saturday he would be open to sending U.S. troops into Mexico to combat drug cartels should the situation arise. After speaking at a house party in Manchester, the Texas governor was asked a series of questions about the border and his stance on illegal immigration. He said the leaders of Mexico and the U.S. should meet after next year's elections to address the deadly drug trade in that country. "It may require our military in Mexico working in concert with them to kill these drug cartels and to keep them off of...
  • Stuck in Bed for 19 Months, at Hospital’s Expense

    10/01/2011 1:05:52 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 23 replies · 1+ views
    New York Times ^ | September 30, 2011 | By JOHN LELAND
    ON Jan. 4, 2010, Raymond Fok was changing trains on his way to kidney dialysis treatment when he collapsed on the Canal Street subway platform. Emergency medical technicians examined him and took him by ambulance to the nearest hospital, New York Downtown, near the foot of the Brooklyn Bridge. Workers in the emergency room recorded that Mr. Fok’s speech was slurred and that he was lurching from side to side when he walked.
  • Judge Refuses to Block Key Parts of Alabama Immigration Law

    09/28/2011 11:08:25 AM PDT · by commish · 34 replies
    Fox News ^ | 28 Sep 2011 | Fox News
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  • Drunk Driver Strikes Two, Kills One On Poplar Street Bridge

    09/26/2011 2:43:25 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 9 replies
    KMOX ^ | September 26, 2011 | KMOX
    ST. LOUIS, Mo. (KMOX) -Charges are pending against an illegal alien driver who police say struck and killed a pedestrian on the Poplar Street Bridge early Sunday morning. The victim, 26 year old Daunte Simmons of St. Louis died later at a hospital and  27-year-old Elvira Secic of St. Louis was critically injured.Police report Brandon Oggun Garcia from Florissant struck a St. Louis Police patrol car downtown about 3:30 a.m. and fled onto the bridge. After hitting the couple, Garcia was stopped by Illinois State Police, and found to be intoxicated with a blood alcohol level of twice the legal limit.Garcia also admitted...
  • Day Laborers and the Right to Roadside Job Hunting

    09/26/2011 12:58:33 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 10 replies
    TIME ^ | Sept. 26, 2011 | Adam Cohen
    Do day laborers have a right to stand along the highway to offer themselves to would-be employers? Communities in states from California to Connecticut have been cracking down on these roadside gatherings. But a powerful federal appeals court this month overturned a ban in Redondo Beach, Calif., on soliciting work from passing cars. In a 9-2 ruling by the San Francisco–based Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, the judges in the majority declared that the ban is an unconstitutional restriction on free speech. The dissenting judges defended Redondo Beach's right to keep order on its streets.
  • Anoka County: Man guilty in attack on 84-year-old

    09/21/2011 3:42:25 PM PDT · by WOBBLY BOB · 5 replies
    pioneer perss ^ | 9-20-11 | Cali Owings
    According to the criminal complaint, Sule broke into the man's home in the 6800 block of Seventh Street Northeast in Fridley about 8 p.m. Sept. 19, 2010, and made the man go with him to a bedroom. After repeatedly telling the man, "I love you, I want to kiss you," Sule sexually assaulted him, the complaint said. The man, who died earlier this year, told police he tried to fight back but was weak from ongoing chemotherapy and radiation treatments. His attorney argued Sule did not know the implications of agreeing to the swab because officers asked him in English,...
  • Fatal Car Accident Sparks Debate Over Illegal Immigration

    09/13/2011 3:26:55 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 14 replies
    WBUR ^ | Sep 13, 2011 | Bianca Vázquez Toness
    MILFORD, Mass. — Six communities around the state have asked to join a controversial federal fingerprinting program aimed at deporting illegal immigrants who have been charged with crimes. These jurisdictions want to join the program, called Secure Communities, before it becomes mandatory for all states in 2013. But one city isn’t waiting. The town of Milford is small. The latest Census says 25,000 people live in this community off Interstate 495 near Hopkinton. Town officials estimate 2,000 of them are from Ecuador. The men work in roofing, the women in service jobs. After A Fatal Car Accident, A Crackdown On...
  • [South Texas]Illegal immigrant held on federal gun charge after shots fired at Pharr motel

    09/13/2011 1:35:53 PM PDT · by SwinneySwitch · 9 replies
    The Monitor ^ | September 13, 2011 | Jared Taylor
    PHARR — An illegal immigrant faces federal charges after he was found with a stolen handgun and ammunition Friday. Pharr police arrested Mexican national Jose Wilmer Naranjo Aguilar, 25, about 2 a.m. Friday at Value Place, 1207 W. Expressway 83, after a report of shots fired at the motel. Police recovered a stolen .40-caliber Beretta pistol, 48 rounds of .40-caliber ammunition and 29 rounds of 9 mm ammunition, according to a complaint filed Saturday in U.S. District Court. Pharr police encountered Naranjo after the motel clerk reported a suspicious masked male running inside the building. Naranjo told Immigration and Customs...