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  • ICE kills Va. crime program that inspired Arizona's

    10/17/2012 5:55:17 PM PDT · by lward99 · 6 replies
    Times247 ^ | 10/17/12 | Cheryl Chumley
    The federal government is canceling a model program that gives local police the ability to check the immigration status of people they arrest in Prince William County, Va. And that has proponents of the policy, called 287(g), seeing red. “In the debate last night, President Obama said he wanted to focus in on illegals who are committing crimes,” Corey Stewart, chairman of the Prince William County Board of Supervisors and a key force in the county’s 2007 adoption of the 287(g) program, told in an interview Wednesday. “Then why is he eliminating the very program that does that?”
  • For candidates, it's either “self-deport” or adopt the immigration Dream Act

    10/17/2012 6:10:00 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 4 replies
    San Antonio Express ^ | October 17, 2012 | Jason Buch
    Advocates on both sides of the immigration debate were unsatisfied after President Obama and Mitt Romney laid out their positions in Tuesday's presidential debate. Romney, who has suggested illegal immigrants should “self deport” and has vowed to veto the Dream Act, took on Obama for not introducing reforms in the last four years, criticism that resonated with Romney supporters. “(Obama) had two years, Democrats had the House, had the Senate, had the presidency and he didn't touch it,” said Allen Tharp, president of the San Antonio tea party. “He didn't do anything at all until right before this election, and...
  • L.A. To Give Illegal Immigrants ID Cards

    10/17/2012 5:07:00 PM PDT · by Snuph · 15 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | October 17, 2012 | Staff
    Los Angeles could soon be the latest of several cities across the nation to make life easier for illegal immigrants by offering them official photo identification cards to help them access taxpayer-funded services and open bank accounts. It’s a necessary measure to help illegal aliens incorporate into civic life, according to lawmakers in the city of about 4 million. Nearly half of L.A. residents are of Hispanic or Latino origin, according to the U.S. Census Bureau, and a chunk are in the U.S. illegally. One L.A. councilman told a local newspaper that the ID cards will allow illegal aliens “who...
  • L.A. mayor wants ID cards for immigrants

    10/17/2012 2:40:43 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 11 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | October 16, 2012
    Los Angeles - ..City officials and other supporters of the city ID card say it's a practical attempt to balance federal immigration laws with making residents less vulnerable to crime and more accountable to their community. An official ID would make it easier for many residents to open bank accounts, obtain city services and identify themselves to law enforcement officials, they argue. .."An ID that recognizes residents as Angelenos with access to all city agencies would be a great benefit for all of us," [Alexandra Suh] said. "Things like the ability to check out a library book, to access health...
  • Supremes Take Voter ID Case

    10/16/2012 12:26:44 PM PDT · by Clint N. Suhks · 42 replies
    WSJ ^ | 10/16/12 | Jason Riley
    Arizona passed a law in 2005 that says anyone registering to vote must provide "satisfactory evidence of United States citizenship," in the form of a driver's license, passport, birth certificate or some other document. The Supreme Court on Monday agreed to decide whether the law stands. Critics of the statute, such as the Mexican American Legal Defense and Education Fund, say that the proof-of-citizenship requirement is an unconstitutional burden and that it conflicts with the federal National Voter Registration Act of 1993, which allows prospective voters to register by checking a box on a form that asks "Are you a...
  • LA City Council committee OKs ID plan for immigrants - (Library Cards now Valid ID)

    10/16/2012 12:47:03 PM PDT · by Beaten Valve · 19 replies
    ABC-TV Los Angeles ^ | Oct. 16, 2012 | Darsha Phillips
    A Los Angeles City Council committee approved a plan Tuesday that would allow Los Angeles city libraries to issue identification cards to undocumented residents. It's the first step in a long process to get identification cards to illegal immigrants and other Los Angeles residents. The city has 90 days to write up a proposal and a plan to implement the proposal. The idea is to turn Los Angeles city library cards into a city services card -- a form of identification that Los Angeles' estimated 300,000 undocumented immigrants could use to open bank accounts, use as a debit card and...
  • Supreme Court agrees to hear Arizona voter ID case

    10/16/2012 2:24:41 PM PDT · by SandRat · 6 replies
    Sierra Vista Herald ^ | Howard Fischer Capitol Media Services
    PHOENIX — The U.S. Supreme Court will consider how far Arizona — and other states — can go in requiring voters to prove citizenship when registering. In a brief order, the justices agreed to review a ruling by the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals which said Arizona cannot refuse to register voters who do not provide proof of citizenship if they fill out a special registration form prepared by the federal Election Assistance Commission. That form requires only that the person avows, under oath and penalty of perjury that he or she is eligible to vote. In its June...
  • University of North Carolina denies Iraq vet in-state tuition as it mulls giving break to illegals

    10/16/2012 8:53:11 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 33 replies
    Fox News ^ | 10-16-2012 | Perry Chiaramonte
    EXCLUSIVE--The University of North Carolina, which is currently considering giving illegal immigrants in-state tuition benefits, denied an Army sergeant the same break even though she owns a home in the Tar Heel state and only moved away briefly because the military stationed her husband in Texas. Hayleigh Perez, 26, hoped to use her G.I. Bill to attend the UNC’s Pembroke campus near Fort Bragg, but the young veteran -- who served a 14-month tour in Iraq -- was told she did not qualify as a state resident because she had been gone for about three years. “I got frustrated. When...
  • DREAM Act Blamed for Spike in Immigrant Deaths, Young Illegal Immigrant Arrests

    10/16/2012 8:42:20 AM PDT · by SwinneySwitch · 13 replies
    WOAI ^ | October 15, 2012 | Jim Forsyth
    Despite an overall drop in illegal immigration nationwide, there has been a huge spike in the number of undocumented immigrants found dead in the south Texas brush country this year, and a disturbing number of the illegals found dead and alive attempting to sneak into the the past three months have been young people. 1200 WOAI news reports some who deal with illegal immigration blame the DREAM Act, and talk that young people in the United States illegally may receive legal residency or even a path to citizenship in a second Obama term. “Ever since this dialogue from Washington...
  • [South Texas]Kidnapping Unsettles Mexican Nationals at UTPA

    10/16/2012 7:41:02 AM PDT · by SwinneySwitch · 1 replies
    KRGV ^ | 10-15-2012
    WESLACO - Mexican nationals studying at the University of Texas-Pan American are worried that the violence they fled from may be catching up with them on the U.S. side of the border. "I am from Miguel Aleman ... it's a small town an hour-and-a-half away from here," one student said. "I came for my studies," she said. "All my family is from Mexico," the student said. She said it was a way to flee the violence gripping border regions in Mexico. "I have to take some other precautions ... coming to school," she said. She asked to have her identity...
  • Thousands of illegal immigrants paying in-state tuition rates also get Texas financial aid

    10/15/2012 11:02:04 PM PDT · by tpmintx · 19 replies
    Dallas Morning News ^ | 10/15/12 | BRITTNEY MARTIN
    AUSTIN — Tea party conservatives will push next year to rescind a state law that allows illegal immigrants to pay state-resident tuition rates, and when they do, a little-known fact could be at the center of the debate: Students who aren’t citizens are also eligible for state financial aid. Nearly 2,500 students who are in the country illegally received more than $9.5 million in state higher education grants in fiscal year 2010, the most recent figures available from the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board. There were 16,476 illegal-immigrant students paying resident tuition rates, meaning more than 1 in 7 get...
  • Homeland Security busts Bangkok restaurant in green card sting

    10/15/2012 6:45:51 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 10 replies
    VeroNews ^ | October 15, 2012 | Eileen Kelley
    VERO BEACH — An undercover investigator posing as a corrupt immigration agent led to the arrests of four people at the Vero Beach Bangkok restaurant and helped foil an elaborate scheme where undocumented workers from Thailand were paying as much as $30,000 to obtain illegal green cards. Agents arrested Bangkok owner Sarah Tipfun and the others after they raided the popular 14th Avenue restaurant last week.
  • Supreme Court to review voter ID law in Arizona, other states

    10/15/2012 10:39:02 AM PDT · by SandRat · 9 replies
    Arizona Daily Star ^ | Howard Fischer Capitol Media Services
    PHOENIX — The U.S. Supreme Court agreed this morning to consider how far Arizona — and other states — can go in requiring voters to prove citizenship when registering. In a brief order, the justices agreed to review a ruling by the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals that Arizona is required to accept a form prepared by the federal Election Assistance Commission and allow people to register. That form does not mandate proof of citizenship but instead simply requires a signed avowal the person is eligible to vote. The state is asking the nation's high court to overturn that...
  • DACA [DREAM Act] Amnesty Statistics

    10/15/2012 12:58:16 PM PDT · by zeestephen · 5 replies
    Center For Immigration Studies ^ | 12 October 2012 | Mark Krikorian
    U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services reports today that 179,794 applications for the president's illegal DACA [DREAM Act] amnesty have been accepted as of 10 October 2012 - 4,591 have been approved - There's no indication that any applications have been turned down.
  • Option to seek permanent residency opens for local man featured in immigration story

    10/14/2012 5:03:15 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 4 replies ^ | Oct. 14, 2012 | LEWIS KAMB; Staff writer
    A 39-year-old Mexican national who has lived illegally in Pierce County for more than half of his life will be able to stay in the United States through the end of next year – and possibly longer. Oscar Campos Estrada’s chances for staying in this country permanently took a major step forward when a federal immigration judge recently set his next court date for December 2013. “He’s a long way from being deported,” Amy Kratz, a Seattle-based immigration lawyer, said Friday of Oscar’s case. That’s because come May 7 – more than seven months before Oscar’s next court date –...
  • Aroostook County Maine field sign

    10/10/2012 12:42:43 PM PDT · by Atomic Vomit · 44 replies
    self | 10/10/12 | Atomic Vomit
    Been bush hogging my fields up here in northernmost Maine. Came up with an Aroostook County style yard sign!
  • Petition sent to Raleigh regarding undocumented immigrants

    10/13/2012 2:51:50 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 5 replies
    WECT ^ | Oct 12, 2012 | Nadine Maeser
    CHARLOTTE, NC (WECT) – Some North Carolinians are petitioning driver licenses for undocumented residents. Jesus Ministry out of Charlotte has been working on a project to allow the eight percent of the population that represent undocumented residents to acquire a driver's license. According to a press release, these undocumented residents drive to school, church work and other places of interest and do not possess a valid document to operate a vehicle.
  • Obama's refusal to deport illegal aliens unconstitutional, say law professors

    10/13/2012 1:00:55 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 32 replies
    Fox News ^ | October 13, 2012 | Perry Chiaramonte
    Two law professors, including one who served in the Bush Justice Department, have published a paper charging that President Obama violated the Constitution with his directive to law enforcement not to deport illegal aliens. In the paper entitled, “The Obama Administration, the Dream Act and the Take Care Clause,” authors Robert Delahunty of the University of St. Thomas [Minnesota] and John Yoo, a law professor at University of California at Berkeley and former U.S. deputy assistant attorney general, blast Obama's moratorium on deporting certain illegal immigrants. The professors dismissed the idea that the decision on whether to deport illegal immigrants...
  • Illegal immigrant from Mexico charged with multiple counts of rape

    10/12/2012 6:41:25 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 6 replies
    The Oakland Press ^ | October 12, 2012 | JOHN TURK and DAVE PHILLIPS
    An illegal immigrant from Mexico charged with multiple counts of rape in Oakland County was tracked down by immigration officials and turned over to the Oakland County Sheriff’s Office earlier this week. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) tracked down Miguel Angel Davila-Ruiz, 33, at a southwest Detroit home, according to the Sheriff’s Office. Davila-Ruiz was wanted by the Sheriff’s Office regarding four counts of criminal sexual conduct with a minor in Pontiac. Deputies had been looking for Davila-Ruiz since July, when the warrant was issued. Efforts began between ERO and sheriff’s deputies to catch...
  • [Texas:]Ranchers to Get Surveillance Cameras

    10/12/2012 1:59:44 PM PDT · by SwinneySwitch · 6 replies
    KRGV ^ | 10/11/12
    SAN ANTONIO - Ranchers are turning to technology to keep an eye on their lands. Linda Vickers was one of the first ranchers in South Texas to volunteer to have motion-sensing cameras installed on her land. "I think some of the best images are these huge groups ... nine or 10 in a frame," she said of the images captured by cameras. The state on Thursday announced hundreds of motion-sensing cameras will be installed throughout South Texas. The project, Operation Drawbridge, will allocate $225,000 to install the cameras on ranches and farms where smuggling is common. "I believe 2008-2009 ......
  • Civil rights groups shift focus on SB 1070

    10/12/2012 7:53:10 AM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies
    Sierra Vista Herald ^ | Howard Fischer Capitol Media Services
    PHOENIX — Civil rights groups are dropping their bid to stop police from enforcing the "papers please” provision of SB 1070, at least for the time being. Linton Joaquin of the National Immigration Law Center said it makes little sense to spend time appealing last month’s order by U.S. District Court Judge Susan Bolton letting the law take effect. That followed a Supreme Court ruling in June saying there was no basis for her original 2010 injunction declaring the provision was pre-empted by federal law. And Bolton specifically denied a request by the civil rights groups for a new preliminary...
  • In a first, U.S. labels MS-13 street gang 'criminal organization'

    10/12/2012 7:21:36 AM PDT · by george76 · 20 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | October 11, 2012 | Sam Quinones and Andrew Blankstein
    Federal authorities Thursday designated the notorious Mara Salvatrucha MS-13 as a “transnational criminal organization,” giving federal authorities more tools to fight the street gang that has its roots in Los Angeles. Under the designation, federal officials said they can now seize assets of gang members found within the United States jurisdiction. The designation is the first for a U.S. street gang. Among the organizations similarly designated are Japan’s Yakuza and Mexico’s Zetas, whose leader, Heriberto Lazcano, was killed by Mexican Marines on Sunday. An armed gang later stole his body from a funeral parlor. ... MS-13 began among El Salvadoran...
  • Mexico condemns US border shooting

    10/12/2012 7:05:09 AM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 6 replies ^ | October 2012 04.20 | Associated Press in Phoenix
    A teenage boy has died after a US border patrol agent opened fire on a group of people throwing rocks from across the Mexican border. Agents in Nogales, Arizona, responded to reports of suspected smugglers near the border on Wednesday night and watched two people abandon a quantity of narcotics and run back to Mexico, according to the border patrol.
  • Law Profs: Obama's Deferred Action Not Supported By Constitution [DREAM Act]

    10/09/2012 10:12:40 PM PDT · by zeestephen · 12 replies
    Center For Immigration Studies ^ | 08 October 2012 | Jon Feere
    If the president may constitutionally permit 15 percent of the nation's illegal immigrant population to remain in the United States without fear of removal, why may he not do the same for 50 percent of that population, or for all of it?
  • Miss. governor joins suit on deportations, says Obama’s policy costs his state millions

    10/10/2012 8:07:05 PM PDT · by markomalley · 6 replies
    The Washington TImes ^ | 10/10/12 | Stephen Dinan
    Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant wants a judge to halt President Obama’s new nondeportation policy, arguing that failing to send illegal immigrants back home is costing his state tens of millions of dollars a year. Mr. Bryant, a Republican, on Wednesday joined a lawsuit filed over the summer by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents who said they are being forced to violate federal law by releasing illegal immigrants they know are eligible to be deported. “I believe this action by the Obama administration is unconstitutional and circumvents Congress’s authority,” said Mr. Bryant, adding that illegal immigration hurts his state. “As...
  • [South Texas:]Sheriff Treviño: Not fazed by death threats

    10/10/2012 5:06:56 PM PDT · by SwinneySwitch · 3 replies
    The Monitor ^ | 10/10/2012 | Ildefonso Ortiz
    EDINBURG — Hidalgo County Sheriff Lupe Treviño has become the target of death threats from a member of a dangerous gang that has ties to Mexican drug cartels. The threats have forced the sheriff and his deputies to take precautions, he said. “As an elected official, and one with such a high-profile position, I don’t expect people to always agree with me,” Treviño said. “But when you make a threat against my life, one of my family members or one of my deputies, that is over the top.” Sheriff’s investigators are looking for two gang members believed to be behind...
  • DHS Report on Immigration: Lowest Number of Illegal Alien Arrests Since 1972

    10/10/2012 2:16:15 PM PDT · by Snuph · 15 replies
    CNS News ^ | October 9, 2012 | Penny Starr
    The report shows that the number of illegal aliens apprehended has steadily decreased over the course of the Obama administration, from 869,857 in fiscal year 2009 to 641,633 in fiscal year 2011. The table includes the following totals for fiscal years 2008-2011: 2008: 1,043.863 2009: 869,857 2010: 752,329 2011: 641,633 The table also shows that from 1976 to 2008, the number of apprehensions ranged from 910,361 in 1980 to 1,814,729 in 2000.
  • We're all immigrants, the only difference being that some of us happen to have been born here

    10/09/2012 5:42:09 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 50 replies
    The Baltimore Sun ^ | October 9, 2012 | John Holter
    Think you are an American citizen? Well think again, because you and I are probably illegal immigrants There were no humans born on the original land mass of what is today known as the United States. The National Geographic Society thinks that the first inhabitants migrated to the Americas some 13,000 years ago, and they are not sure who got here first. That means that even our "native" Native Americans may be here illegally. So let us get something straight: When a citizen gripes about letting all these "foreigners" in, they should stop to reconsider: he or she might be...
  • Rewriting History (The Real Cesar Chavez)

    10/09/2012 3:47:33 AM PDT · by OddLane · 9 replies
    American Rattlesnake ^ | October 9, 2012 | Gerard Perry
    With a little under a month remaining until Election Day, the Obama campaign has transitioned into full-blown hispandering mode. This week’s symbolically potent, yet empty, exercise in gestural politics entailed President Obama designating the home of former California labor leader Cesar Chavez a national monument. The ostensible purpose of this decision is to rally support among one of his party’s most reliable voting blocs, i.e. Hispanic Americans. Because even though they still decisively support the President’s reelection, that support does not always translate into votes, as other analysts have trenchantly observed. What makes Obama’s trip to California so fascinating though...
  • Stop Muslim Immigration to the U.S.

    10/09/2012 9:46:52 AM PDT · by Morgana · 30 replies
    petition site ^ | 10.9.2012 | Citizen Warrior
    The United States must change its immigration policies to exclude Muslims. Islam is both a religion and a political ideology, and its politics are supremacist. That is, the doctrines of mainstream Islam command Muslims to work toward the dominance of their religion over all other religions, and the subjugation of all people to the Islamic political system (Shari'a). In this sense, Islam seeks to overthrow the established Constitution of the United States, and to replace it with Shari'a. That is sedition. This does not refer to some "extreme" or "radical" form of Islam. Shari'a is a fundamental part of mainstream...
  • [Mexico:]Jailed Zetas accused of David Hartley murder, San Fernando massacres

    10/08/2012 1:40:13 PM PDT · by SwinneySwitch · 7 replies
    KGBT ^ | 10/08/2012 | Sergio Chapa
    A Zetas leader arrested in the streets of Nuevo Laredo is being accused of masterminding the Falcon Lake murder of American tourist David Hartley and the massacres in San Fernando. Mexican marines arrested Salvador Alfonso Martínez-Escobedo in Nuevo Laredo around 7 p.m. Saturday. Martinez-Escobedo, who goes by the nickname "La Ardilla" or "The Squierrel", is reported to be a regional commander for the Zetas drug cartel. Mexican Navy officials report he escaped from gun battle with marines that left one person dead in the San Agustin subdivision early Saturday morning. Marines found Martinez-Escobedo hours later in an SUV in the...
  • ICE Decides Not To Detain Jose Antonio Vargas

    10/07/2012 3:05:19 PM PDT · by Lmo56 · 2 replies
    Politico ^ | 10/7/12 | Katie Glueck
    Jose Antonio Vargas, the writer and activist who went public last year with his status as an undocumented immigrant, was arrested for a driving infraction in Minnesota on Friday, but federal immigration authorities did not detain him or take any other action, officials said Saturday.
  • Dream Act Might Be a Nightmare for Employers

    10/07/2012 3:48:05 PM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 12 replies
    Copyright © 2012 JD Supra, LLC ^ | on 10/1/2012 | by Polsinelli Shughart PC
    The deferred action program is commonly referred to as a “Dream Act;” however, what is one individual’s dream may turn into a nightmare for an employer. As part of applying for deferred action qualifying aliens are also eligible for employment authorization. Generally, work permit applications take two to three months to process so by this fall, potentially hundreds of thousands of individuals will receive lawful permission to work in the United States. Some of these individuals might already be employed by your company. Employees provide at the time of hire documents to confirm their identity and ability to work in...
  • Same-sex couples hope for immigration equality

    10/07/2012 6:31:48 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 14 replies
    The Houston Chronicle ^ | October 7, 2012 | Susan Carroll
    Fred Smith had long dreamed of the day that U.S. immigration officials would take a close look at the thick stack of papers he'd accumulated showing how deeply intertwined his life had become with his partner's since they met eight years ago at a church group dinner in Houston
  • Undocumented Mexican immigrant held in Sacramento jail faces deportation over marijuana charge

    10/07/2012 2:59:17 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 4 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | Published: Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2012 | Stephen Magagnini
    Less than a third of a gram of "concentrated marijuana" might get Juan Carlos Rivera deported. The 24-year-old undocumented Mexican immigrant has been detained by Immigration and Customs Enforcement in the Sacramento County jail for more than four months while he awaits a decision in his deportation case.
  • Illegal alien charged with child's death allowed to go free on bond

    10/07/2012 2:08:07 PM PDT · by AuntB · 15 replies
    The Examiner ^ | Oct. 6, 2012 | Dave Gibson
    On Thursday, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officials announced that Sandra Rodriguez Miramontes, 19, has been free on bond since September 21. She reportedly left her 2-year-old nephew trapped in her car for eight hours, resulting in the child's death. Miramontes has been charged with child abuse resulting in death. She was arrested on August 5, after admitting to police that she left the boy, Gabriel Torres, outside the Precious Moments Daycare in Albuquerque, New Mexico, where she worked. Despite her illegal status, she was released on only a $500 bond from the Metropolitan Detention Center, where she had been...
  • ICE decides not to detain Jose Antonio Vargas

    10/07/2012 8:41:17 AM PDT · by Menehune56 · 7 replies
    Politico ^ | 10/6/2012 | Katie Glueck
    Jose Antonio Vargas, the writer and activist who went public last year with his status as an undocumented immigrant, was arrested for a driving infraction in Minnesota on Friday, but federal immigration authorities did not detain him or take any other action, officials said Saturday. Vargas, a former Washington Post reporter who revealed his status in The New York Times Magazine and touched off a debate in the journalistic community, was initially pulled over by a state trooper for driving while wearing head phones, Eric Roeske, public information officer for the Minnesota state patrol, told POLITICO.
  • National Media Target Sheriff Joe: ABC News Launches “Arpaio Watch” to Defeat Arizona Sheriff

    10/06/2012 8:50:29 PM PDT · by montag813 · 25 replies
    Stand With Arizona ^ | 10-07-2012 | John Hill
    Just disgraceful. In an unprecedented attempt by a national media entity to try and sway an election, ABC News has launched "Arpaio Watch" - in an obvious attempt to defeat Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio just 30 days before the election. Abandoning any pretense of objectivity, ABC News has even hired a longtime pro-illegal alien activist to pose as a "journalist" and run the operation, which - partnered with Univision - clearly has as its intention to sway Hispanic votes in Arizona and deny the Maricopa County Sheriff a 6th term. The website makes no attempt whatsoever to provide balance, going...
  • U.S. AG’s Brother Appears To Employ Illegal Immigrants

    10/04/2012 1:59:36 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 9 replies
    U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder’s brother, William Holder, apparently employs illegal foreign workers at one or more of the four McDonald’s restaurants he and his wife Deborah purchased last year in Wake County, a Carolina Journal investigation has found.
  • Source of Strange Jobs Numbers: Obama's August Reprieve to 1,800,000 16-30 Year Old Illegals?

    10/06/2012 10:43:42 AM PDT · by xzins · 17 replies
    Freeper Editorial ^ | 6 Oct 12 | Xzins
    In June, President Obama issued an executive order permitting the 16 to 30 year old children of illegal immigrants to remain in the US without fear of deportation. The move affected some 1.8 million young adults, all apparently, of working age. According to the order, beginning in mid-August all of these young people would have unimpeded access to jobs, and that access would be renewable every other year. Reports of the progress of Obama's program have stated that lines have been long and that applications have been plentiful. Since these young people were all of an age when they are...
  • Without voting, noncitizens could swing the election for Obama

    10/05/2012 8:07:12 PM PDT · by presidio9 · 41 replies
    Washington Post ^ | Friday, October 5, 2012 | Leonard Steinhorn
    If President Obama wins reelection by three or four Electoral College votes next month, the reason may be simple: noncitizens, mostly immigrants, who don’t have the right to vote. No, I’m not talking about his immigration policy or his popularity with Latinos. Nor does this have anything to do with voter fraud. Rather, an Obama victory could hinge on a quirk in the Constitution that gives noncitizens, a group that includes illegal immigrants and legal permanent residents, a say in electing the president of the United States. As required by Article I and the Fourteenth Amendment, the decennial census, which...
  • FBI: Border shooting was likely an accident [Nicholas Ivie -- "friendly fire"]

    10/05/2012 5:25:40 PM PDT · by Hunton Peck · 19 replies
    CNN ^ | 8:04 PM EDT, Fri October 5, 2012 | CNN Wire Staff
    This week's fatal shooting of a U.S. Border Patrol agent and the wounding of another in Arizona was likely the result of friendly fire, the FBI said late Friday. "While it is important to emphasize that the FBI's investigation is actively continuing, there are strong preliminary indications that the death of United States Border Patrol Agent Nicholas J. Ivie, 30, and the injury to a second agent was the result of an accidental shooting incident involving only the agents," James Turgal, special agent in charge of the FBI's Phoenix division, said in a statement. "At the appropriate time further information...
  • U.S. probing whether border agent death was friendly fire: sources

    10/05/2012 3:23:28 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 11 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | October 5, 2012 | (Reporting by Mark Hosenball; Editing By Cynthia Johnston and Jim Loney)
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Authorities are investigating whether a Border Patrol agent shot dead in Arizona near the Mexican border may have been killed by friendly fire, two U.S. government sources said on Friday. The sources, government officials familiar with the matter, declined to elaborate. A Department of Homeland Security spokesman declined to comment.
  • Aunt out of jail, no longer on immigration hold

    10/05/2012 11:24:01 AM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 2 replies staff ^ | 10/04/2012 | staff
    KOB Eyewitness News 4 has learned a woman accused of leaving a toddler in a hot car is no longer on an immigration hold. Sandra Rodriguez-Miramontes bonded out of jail a couple weeks ago. She was arrested in August, after Albuquerque police said she forgot her two-year-old nephew in the car while she went to work at a daycare. The boy died. The Second Judicial District Attorney's Office said it still plans to prosecute her for child abuse.
  • USDA diversity training session included 'illegal immigrants' chant, group claims

    10/04/2012 8:03:09 PM PDT · by Hunton Peck · 6 replies ^ | October 04, 2012 | unattributed
    The U.S. government paid a Chicago consultant hundreds of thousands of dollars to put on diversity training workshops that, according to one watchdog, included an exercise in which employees were told to chant "our forefathers were illegal immigrants." Conservative group Judicial Watch made the claim this week as it released a handful of documents pertaining to the program -- and alleged that the sessions held by the Department of Agriculture ended up enforcing political views more than promoting tolerance. "Instead of being diversity-oriented or tolerance-oriented, it's more about adopting a mindset," said Lisette Garcia, a senior investigator with the group....
  • The Best Way to Find Aliens: Look for Their Solar Power Plants

    10/04/2012 9:46:47 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 43 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | 10/4/12 | Ross Andersen
    A team of astronomers is now looking for Dyson Spheres, massive star-scale solar power plants that extraterrestrial hunters hope alien civilizations employIn 1960, mathematician, physicist, and all-around genius Freeman Dyson predicted that every civilization in the Universe eventually runs out of energy on its home planet, provided it survives long enough to do so. Dyson argued that this event constitutes a major hurdle in a civilization's evolution, and that all those who leap over it do so in precisely the same way: they build a massive collector of starlight, a shell of solar panels to surround their home star. Astronomers...
  • LAPD stance on illegal immigration puts Chief Beck in hot seat

    10/04/2012 6:48:03 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 14 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | October 4, 2012 | Los Angeles Times
    Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck stepped into the national immigration debate Thursday, announcing that hundreds of illegal immigrants arrested by his officers each year in low-level crimes would no longer be turned over to federal authorities for deportation. The new rules, which are expected to affect about 400 people arrested each year, mark a dramatic attempt by the nation's second-largest police department to distance itself from federal immigration policies that Beck says are unfair to undocumented immigrants suspected of committing petty offenses.
  • Editor’s Note: Daily Cal drops use of ‘illegal immigrant’

    10/04/2012 9:25:18 AM PDT · by Berkeleystudent · 23 replies
    The Daily Cal ^ | October 2, 2012 | Stephanie Baer
    On Sunday, the Senior Editorial Board voted to no longer use the term “illegal immigrant” when reporting on immigration issues. Out of preference and habit, it has already been the practice of our reporters and editors to opt for the word “undocumented.” We believe that the modifier “illegal” unnecessarily offends our readership while the word “undocumented” is a more effective and objective way to describe one’s immigration status.
  • Reid misquotes Romney to make immigration attack

    10/04/2012 12:15:14 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 11 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | Oct. 4, 2012 | Stephen Dinan
    Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid has become the chief attack dog against his co-religionist Mitt Romney, but on Wednesday that attack went even further when his official Senate office released a statement that attributed a quote to Mr. Romney, even though he said the exact opposite. Mr. Reid's release quoted the Republican presidential nominee's staff as telling the Boston Globe that Mr. Romney would "not honor deportation exemptions" that President Obama has granted under his new non-deportation policy. But that phrase doesn't appear in the Globe's article. In fact, the newspaper said Mr. Romney's staff specifically "said he would honor...
  • Russian Agent & 10 Other Members of Procurement Network for Russian Military & Intelligence...

    10/04/2012 12:13:15 AM PDT · by Cindy · 13 replies
    NOTE The following text is a quote: Russian Agent and 10 Other Members of Procurement Network for Russian Military and Intelligence Operating in the U.S. and Russia Indicted in New York Defendants Also Include Texas- and Russia-Based Corporations; 165 Persons and Companies ‘Designated’ by Commerce Department U.S. Attorney’s Office October 03, 2012 BROOKLYN, NY—An indictment was unsealed today in U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York charging 11 members of a Russian military procurement network operating in the United States and Russia, as well as a Texas-based export company and a Russia-based procurement firm, with illegally...