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  • Arizona Hispanic community still stuck with Arpaio

    11/14/2012 11:34:52 AM PST · by Red Steel · 17 replies
    Fox News Latino ^ | November 07, 2012
    The immigrant community in the Phoenix area is preparing to live another four years with Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio, who over the past few years has intensified his fight against undocumented migrants. Arpaio, 80, was reelected Tuesday to a sixth consecutive term with 53 percent of the votes. The controversial Republican sheriff received another mandate despite several pending federal lawsuits accusing his office of engaging in racial profiling against Hispanics. "Unfortunately, we still have part of (state immigration law) SB 1070 in force in Arizona, which is the 'show me your papers' provision, and now we're going to continue...
  • 3 illegal aliens caught with $2M of marijuana (Sheriff Arpaio)

    11/14/2012 11:20:40 AM PST · by Red Steel · 9 replies
    KSAZ ^ | Updated: Nov 10, 2012 5:13 PM MST
    After a week of investigating, the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office drug suppression task force seized millions of dollars in marijuana. Sheriff Joe Arpaio says three illegal aliens were arrested after deputies found 3,500 pounds of marijuana being transported inside their vehicle. The drugs are estimated to be worth $2 million, according to deputies. Sheriff Arpaio says, "More and more illegal aliens are smuggling drugs into the country and it's getting increasingly dangerous for my deputies. This concern has prompted me to issue automatic weapons in the near future to all my deputies, including those detectives who work in the higher...
  • Border Wars Premieres Wednesday; Will Feature Laredo

    11/14/2012 2:02:30 PM PST · by SwinneySwitch · 3 replies
    KGNS ^ | Nov 13, 2012
    Bordertown Laredo will not be back for a second season. But Laredo will be featured on the majority of the national geographic hit, Border Wars, which will premiere Wednesday night. Border Wars is back and the city of Laredo is set to be featured on seven of the ten episodes this season. You can expect some changes from what was seen on Bordertown Laredo. "The difference between Bordertown and Border Wars is one, Bordertown consistently concentrated on Laredo PD, Border Wars actually expands a little bit and bring in U.S. Border Patrol, Customs, other law enforcement agencies, and Laredo PD...
  • Rush IS right: The conservative base DID NOT show up for Mitt & giving amnesty will not help the GOP

    11/14/2012 8:00:54 AM PST · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 65 replies
    11/14/2012 | Laissez-Faire Capitalist
    Rush is right! And the GOP-e along with the Morrises, the George Wills, etc, failed in their predictions. Morris admitted he had egg on his face, but I did not see George Will admit this. Maybe he did, but I didn't see it. Are the now obsolete? Are the Krauthammers, the O'Reillys, the Vannitys, Rollins, etc also obsolete? Is Vannity still going to continue having the same ol same ol on his show? And what about the other shows on FOX News? Are they going to continue having RINOS/CINO guests/hosts on their shows? Mitt Romney got fewer votes than McCain...
  • "By nominating me, my party has made a choice to welcome the new America."

    11/14/2012 4:49:23 AM PST · by raybbr · 14 replies
    vanity | 11/14/2012 | raybbr
    Just after George Bush took office there was a great deal of talk about immigration. The GOP was in full capitulate mode hoping to corral the Latino/Hispanic vote by a proposal of amnesty. The only thing, in my opinion, that stopped it was 9-11. Because of that Bush had to put amnesty aside. We all know by now that Bush only got 40% of the Hispanic vote in 2000.Now, about that title. It comes from a speech George Bush made in Miami during his campaign in August of 2000.Here is an excerpt: We are now one of the largest Spanish-speaking...
  • Welcome to the Rand Paul evolution

    11/13/2012 3:30:47 PM PST · by Pride_of_the_Bluegrass · 47 replies
    Politico ^ | 11/13/12 | MANU RAJU
    In an interview with POLITICO, Paul said he’ll return to Congress this week pushing measures long avoided by his party. He wants to work with liberal Democratic Sen. Patrick Leahy and Republicans to eliminate mandatory minimum sentences for pot possession. He wants to carve a compromise immigration plan with an “eventual path” to citizenship for illegal immigrants, a proposal he believes could be palatable to conservatives. And he believes his ideas — along with pushing for less U.S. military intervention in conflicts overseas — could help the GOP broaden its tent and appeal to crucial voting blocs that handed Democrats...
  • Senators propose comprehensive immigration changes

    11/13/2012 11:15:22 AM PST · by IbJensen · 16 replies
    GOP USA ^ | 11/13/2012 | Michael Salcedo
    Two senators on opposite sides of the aisle are proposing comprehensive changes to the immigration laws that would include a pathway to citizenship for the estimated 11 million illegal immigrants now in the United States. Democrat Chuck Schumer of New York and Republican Lindsey Graham of South Carolina, who promoted similar proposals on separate Sunday news shows said that no path to citizenship would be available until the country's borders were secure. Only then could those in the U.S. without authorization "come out of the shadows, get biometrically identified, start paying taxes, pay a fine for the law they broke,"...
  • Illegal Immigrants Are Lobbying To Win The Right To Practice Law In 50 States

    11/12/2012 2:01:46 PM PST · by moonshinner_09 · 27 replies
    Business Insider ^ | November 12, 2012 | Erin Fuchs
    A nonprofit group called the DREAM Bar Association is lobbying every state in the union to grant law licenses to undocumented immigrants. The group wants all 50 states to enact laws allowing graduates of ABA-accredited schools to receive law licenses after they pass the bar – regardless of their immigration status. "This is a fundamental question of fairness," Jose Magańa, president of the group, said in a written statement issued ahead of a Tuesday press conference. The DREAM Bar Association filed friend-of-the-court briefs with state supreme courts in Florida and California, which are both weighing whether lawyers can practice if...
  • GOP opens door to immigration reform after election loss (Just throw in some more "freebies")

    11/12/2012 3:34:59 AM PST · by tobyhill · 47 replies
    fox news ^ | 11/9/2012 | staff
    Republicans are warming to the idea of reforming the "broken" U.S. immigration system in the wake of their defeat in this week's presidential election by Democratic incumbent Barack Obama, who was the choice of 70 percent of Hispanic voters. Among those raising the issue after Tuesday's loss at the polls is the GOP's highest-ranking elected official, House Speaker John Boehner, who speaks of the need for a plan to deal with the estimated 11 million undocumented immigrants now in the country. "What I'm talking about is a common-sense, step-by-step approach to secure our borders, allow us to enforce the laws...
  • The Hispanic Vote in Presidential Elections, 1980-2012

    11/12/2012 7:58:29 AM PST · by ReaganÜberAlles · 18 replies
    --1980 Jimmy Carter, 56% Ronald Reagan, 35% +21 --1984 Walter Mondale, 61% Ronald Reagan, 37% +24 --1988 Michael Dukakis, 69% George H.W. Bush, 30% +39 --1992 Bill Clinton, 61% George H.W. Bush, 25% +36 --1996 Bill Clinton, 72% Bob Dole, 21% +51 --2000 Al Gore, 62% George W. Bush, 35% +27 --2004 John Kerry, 58% George W. Bush, 40% +18 --2008 Barack Obama, 67% John McCain, 31% +36 --2012 Barack Obama, 71% Mitt Romney, 27% +44
  • Do not cave-in to the so-called "dream act"

    11/11/2012 4:49:52 PM PST · by Jim Robinson · 70 replies
    Nov 11, 2012 | Jim Robinson
    The dream act is a socialist democrat dream come true. And a nightmare for liberty minded Americans. The dream act solves no problems. Amnesty solves no problems. The border will not be enforced and instead will be flung wide open. We do not have jobs for Senator Graham's "eleven million" illegal aliens already here and their offspring nor the other eleven or twelve million he's not counting and their offspring and all their relatives that will be following. We cannot afford the welfare, foodstamps, housing, education, healthcare, EITC, etc, that they demand. And the flood across the borders will be...
  • Getting Hannity's mind right on Amnesty

    11/11/2012 11:09:28 AM PST · by TBBT · 57 replies
    11/11/2012 | TBBT
    Immigration & DelusionWhy Hispanics Don’t Vote for RepublicansThe Demographic Excuse
  • Sanctuary-city policy enables dangerous drivers

    11/10/2012 12:14:44 PM PST · by artichokegrower · 17 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | November 9, 2012 | Debra J. Saunders
    Drew Rosenberg became a victim of San Francisco's immigration policies on Nov. 16, 2010. The second-year law student was riding his motorcycle in rush-hour traffic when a car driven by an unlicensed driver made a left turn and hit him. That evening, Don Rosenberg of Westlake Village received the phone call every parent dreads. His precious son was dead. Then another nightmare unfolded. As Rosenberg investigated driver Roberto Galo's background, he discovered that San Francisco's policies regarding immigrants have served as an enabler for dangerous drivers.
  • Delay Refused in Lawsuit Over Immigrant's Death

    11/09/2012 8:36:18 PM PST · by moonshinner_09 · 3 replies
    Courthouse News Service ^ | November 09, 2012 | TIM HULL
    (CN) - Customs and Border Protection officers implicated in the death of a deported immigrant cannot delay discovery in an excessive force action, a federal judge ruled. The government reportedly took Anastacio Hernandez-Rojas into custody after finding him trying to illegally cross into San Diego from Mexico. San Diego's public broadcasting service, KPBS, reported that Hernandez-Rojas had lived and raised a family in San Diego for almost three decades, but had been recently deported. After CBP officers detained Hernandez-Rojas, the Mexican national allegedly complained about his treatment and requested to see a doctor and an immigration judge. The officers and...
  • Latino Catholics: Immigration, Not Religion, Decided Vote

    11/08/2012 9:31:00 PM PST · by chessplayer · 14 replies
    Those who think that the immigration issue was not a primary concern for the American Latino community in the 2012 election may want to think again. While the Catholic Church strongly urged its parishioners to vote against a president that championed secular values, Obama only lost 7% of white Catholic voters but gained votes among Latino Catholics. The religious component of their vote became secondary to the immigration issue.
  • Financially responsible Immigration Policy

    11/09/2012 5:53:23 AM PST · by Mustangman · 5 replies
    11/8/2012 | Mustangman
    Financially responsible immigration
  • Sean Hannity, John Boehner say GOP should tackle immigration reform

    11/09/2012 8:57:48 AM PST · by Hilda · 110 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | November 9, 2012 | Liz Goodwin
    Just two days after President Barack Obama sailed to re-election over Mitt Romney, boosted by more than 70 percent of the Latino vote, some Republicans are striking a new tone on illegal immigration.
  • On ‘Self-Deportation’ — The Wall Street Journal vs. Romney

    11/09/2012 9:22:57 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 11/09/2012 | Andrew C. McCarthy
    IÂ’ve elsewhere addressed other shortcomings in this morningÂ’s Wall Street Journal editorial urging Republicans to reassess what is portrayed, in the wake of strong Hispanic electoral support for President Obama, as their hostility to immigration. Here, IÂ’d like to focus on the editorsÂ’ swipe at Mitt Romney's endorsement of "self-deportation": " Mr. Romney ... often pandered to his party's nativist wing (especially after Texas Governor Rick Perry entered the primaries), even endorsing what he called 'self-deportation.' That may have endeared him to one or two radio talk show hosts, but it proved a disaster on Tuesday. This is an...
  • The Immigration Trap

    Since Romney lost on Tuesday, many Republicans, like Sean Hannity and John Boehner, have been promoting a change in the Republican views on immigration policy to attract more hispanic/latino voters.  Unfortunately, I think this is a trap that will make Republican electoral prospects worse, not better. Just do the math, there are an estimated 11 million illegal immigrants in this country.  Let's say you do what Sean Hannity proposes and give those already here a "path to citizenship".  Now, assume they don't magically become Republicans when they gain their citizenship and 71% vote Democratic like in the last election. That...
  • [South Texas:]Vela: Border Security a Priority

    BROWNSVILLE - The Rio Grande Valley's newest congressman is vowing to make the Obama administration aware of the security problems plaguing the region. Filemon Vela Jr. on Tuesday was elected to the newly created 34th Congressional District. He said the border region has changed and Washington needs to get that message. "We used to go eat (in Mexico) - once, maybe twice a week. We used to take people to shop ... people would come in from out of town. It was a very fun thing to do," he said at the B&M International Bridge in Brownsville. "That's a part...
  • Alert: Immigration sellout underway? (Boehner, Cantor, GOP-e ready to cave?)

    11/09/2012 7:37:39 AM PST · by Qbert · 43 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 11/09/2012 | Mickey Kaus
    Alert! The entire GOP elite seems to be trying to sell out en masse on immigration. Not only Boehner, but Cantor. And Hannity  (who works for pro-amnesty world citizen Rupert Murdoch). Even Krauthammer. …Maybe these people are convinced the larger GOP project can be saved simply by caving on just this one issue...[Snip]. But by then there will be another wave of new, instinctively Democratic illegal immigrants (lured by the Boehner Amnesty) for Dems to appeal to. [Snip] The larger point is that “Comprehensive Immigration Reform”–which is supposed to be a simultaneous combination of an amnesty plus enforcement measures–is a terrible idea. It’s...
  • American Demographics Give Obama the Win-Watch For "Comprehensive Immigration Reform"

    11/08/2012 9:08:31 AM PST · by NOBO2012 · 5 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 11-8-2012 | MOTUS
    Butt first,a Public Service Announcement for the victims of Hurricane Sandy: (snip)I have a few more random thoughts on Big Guy’s reelection: Even though BO is the epitome of Jimmy Carter on steroids, and everything was shaping up for a Jimmy Carter style shellacking, the culture of the country has been so fundamentally transformed(snip)America’s ongoing commitment to fairness and diversity, the number of non-white voters hss tripled in the past 40 years; much of that due to changes in both our official and unofficial immigration policy. 1912 policy, 2012 policy The result of the change has been a huge upsurge...
  • Sheriff Joe Wins Big; Other Immigration Warriors Prevail Nationwide (Silver Linings)

    11/07/2012 8:35:51 PM PST · by montag813 · 32 replies
    Stand With Arizona ^ | 11-07-2012 | John Hill
    by John HillStand With Arizona Barack Obama was re-elected last night. Yes, it sucks. Big time. Ok, that's enough. Boo freakin' hoo. We don't have the luxury of self-pity, or bellyaching. It's time to double down and fight on. Illegal immigration is an existential threat to the U.S. And we will never give up on this nation. Besides, it wasn't all disappointment last night. Some very good friends of SWA did just fine despite massive opposition, principally among them, Sheriff Joe Arpaio - by far the most prominent national symbol in the fight against illegal immigration. Sheriff Joe faced by...
  • Todd: GOP will run toward immigration reform next year

    11/07/2012 12:35:45 PM PST · by Bratch · 55 replies
    Hot Air ^ | November 7, 2012 | Ed Morrissey
    I think Chuck Todd has this right, and not just because of last night’s poor showing for Republicans among Hispanics.  In looking at the daunting issues facing the lame-duck 112th Congress and the incoming 113th, comprehensive immigration reform might be a comparative slam-dunk: After Tuesday night’s re-election victory for President Barack Obama, MSNBC’s Chuck Todd predicted that one of the president’s agenda items — one promise he never managed to fulfill in his first term — would breeze into law. ”Immigration reform,” he said, will get “80 to 90 votes in the Senate.” Since the election night results showed Republicans unable to...
  • Complaint Filed over Illegal Alien Voters (NV)

    11/07/2012 5:48:17 AM PST · by SJackson · 21 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | November 7, 2012 | Michael Volpe
    - FrontPage Magazine - http://frontpagemag.com - Complaint Filed over Illegal Alien VotersPosted By Michael Volpe On November 7, 2012 @ 12:35 am In Daily Mailer,FrontPage | 2 Comments A group fighting against illegal immigration has filed a series of formal complaints with federal, state, and local agencies following a report by the Las Vegas Journal Review that uncovered a number of cases of illegal immigrants voting in this election.Americans for Legal Immigration Political Action Committee (ALIPAC) filed a formal complaint with the Federal Election Committee (FEC), the Nevada Secretary of StateÂ’s Office, and the Clark County Board of Elections. In...
  • How many Democrat voters will Obama manufacture next year in the name of "Immigration Reform?"

    11/07/2012 6:51:36 AM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 12 replies
    It appears to me that the game is now over. Democrats will win all elections from this point forward.
  • Immigration touches a nerve for US voters in the Rio Grande Valley

    11/05/2012 6:02:16 PM PST · by moonshinner_09 · 15 replies
    RFI‎ ^ | November 5, 2012 | Laura Angela Bagnetto in Brownsville
    In the Rio Grande Valley, one of the most pressing issues during the US presidential race is what each candidate says about immigration. This resonates in south Texas and especially in Brownsville, where more than 90 per cent of residents are Latino. Barack Obama has tried to garner support amongst Latino voters with a last-ditch effort on immigration policy. Mitt Romney says he wants to see a solution to the immigration issue. He says illegal migrants should self-deport - that their lives will be so hard in the US that they will want to go back to their country of...
  • Non-citizens registered to vote in Lawrence, but officials shrug

    11/05/2012 3:06:41 PM PST · by moonshinner_09 · 10 replies
    FOX25 / MyFoxBoston ^ | Nov 05, 2012 | Mike Beaudet/Kevin Rothstein, Producer
    (FOX 25 / MyFoxBoston.com) – When police arrested Joel Santiago-Vazquez last year, they found a stash of powder and crack cocaine hidden in a false bottom of a Pringles potato chip can. Police also found, according to their report, that federal immigration authorities had "no record of (his) entering the country". A detainer was issued, and Santiago-Vazquez became one more illegal immigrant caught in the crosshairs of the federal government. But FOX Undercover found out something else about Santiago-Vazquez. He's been registered to vote from his home address in Lawrence since 2010. Our investigation shows he's not the only registered...
  • Victims of Illegal Aliens - National Remembrance Day — Nov. 4. 2012

    11/04/2012 7:08:12 AM PST · by AuntB · 15 replies
    various ^ | Nov. 4, 2012 | Dave Gibson
    November 4, 2012, will mark the second annual National Remembrance Day for those killed by illegal aliens. It is a day upon which we honor and remember those Americans who did not perish in a foreign war, though they did die violently. You might say…they died in a different kind of war. The National Remembrance Day was conceived by the Tea Party Immigration Coalition (TPIC). Last year, Rep. Steve King (R-IA) announced his sponsorship of a resolution making the first Sunday of every November the day we acknowledge and remember those Americans killed by illegal aliens. On November 3, Rep....
  • Two-Thirds Of Jobs Go To Immigrants During Obama’s Four Years [Executive Dream Act?]

    11/02/2012 10:53:06 AM PDT · by Steelfish · 7 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | October 31, 2012 | Stephen Dinan
    Two-Thirds Of Jobs Go To Immigrants During Obama’s Four Years Researchers say legals and illegals are more mobile than natives in America By Stephen Dinan-The Washington Times October 31, 2012 Two-thirds of those who have found employment under President Obama are immigrants, both legal and illegal, according to an analysis that suggests immigration has soaked up a large portion of what little job growth there has been over the past three years. The Center for Immigration Studies is releasing the study Thursday morning, a day ahead of the final Labor Department unemployment report of the campaign season, which is expected...
  • Massachusetts Mayor Bans the Word ‘Illegal’ for Illegal Immigrants

    11/02/2012 8:40:01 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 52 replies
    Massachusetts Mayor Bans the Word ‘Illegal’ for Illegal Immigrants By Elizabeth Harrington November 2, 2012 (CNSNews.com) – The mayor of Somerville, Mass., has banned the use of the term “illegals” when referring to illegal aliens. Mayor and Alderman Joe Curtatone announced the new policy at a local board meeting last week, according to the Somerville Journal. The decision was made after a “team of youths” urged the city to stop using the “hurtful” term. “I hadn’t given it a thought until they brought to my attention how hurtful that term is,” Board President Tom Taylor said. “Some of their testimony...
  • DPS puts fatal La Joya chase officer back on duty

    11/01/2012 4:17:48 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 10 replies
    Valley Central ^ | November 1, 2012 | Action 4 News Staff
    LA JOYA, TEXAS (AP) -- The Texas Department of Public Safety has released the name of the state trooper who fired on a fleeing pickup truck near the U.S.-Mexico border, killing two illegal immigrants who were hiding under a blanket in the bed.
  • Two-thirds of jobs go to immigrants during Obama’s four years

    11/01/2012 1:32:14 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 16 replies
    Washington Times ^ | Oct 31, 2012 | By Stephen Dinan
    "Researchers say legals and illegals are more mobile than natives in America" Two-thirds of those who have found employment under President Obama are immigrants, both legal and illegal, according to an analysis that suggests immigration has soaked up a large portion of what little job growth there has been over the past three years. The Center for Immigration Studies is releasing the study Thursday morning, a day ahead of the final Labor Department unemployment report of the campaign season, which is expected to show a sluggish job market more than three years into the economic recovery. That slow market, combined...
  • Berkeley council says “no” to federal immigration detainers

    10/31/2012 6:23:25 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 4 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 10-31-12 | Emilie Raguso
    In a surprising twist, the Berkeley City Council voted unanimously Tuesday night to decline requests from U.S. immigration officials to apply more stringent detention rules to arrested individuals depending on citizenship status. Advocates in attendance said the council made a landmark policy decision believed to be the most comprehensive and definitive in the nation as far as refusing altogether to cooperate with a U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) program to detain and potentially deport non-citizens who are arrested.
  • Undocumented Youth Work to Boost Latino Vote Turnout ["Corruption of The Political Process"]

    10/31/2012 7:00:55 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 6 replies
    Wall St. J ^ | October 31, 2012
    October 31, 2012 Undocumented Youth Work to Boost Latino Vote Turnout By MIRIAM JORDAN Thousands of illegal-immigrant youths are at the forefront of national efforts to get immigrant and Latino citizens to the polls next week, the latest demonstration of the increasingly organized and vocal group's power. In swing states like Florida, Ohio and Colorado, the young people—often referred to as Dreamers after the failed Dream Act legislation that would have offered them a path to citizenship—are running phone banks, going door to door and approaching students on college campuses to encourage voting. They also are active in California, a...
  • Islamic terrorists from Mexico infiltrating U.S. for next attack

    10/31/2012 9:13:46 PM PDT · by Righting · 25 replies
    Catholic online ^ | October 30, 2012
    Catholic Online, October 30, 2012 LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) - Terrorists with ties to Hezbollah and Iran are infiltrating Lebanese communities in Mexico, hoping to blend into the population there. Teaming up with the all-too powerful drug cartels, terrorists are having themselves smuggled into the US in exchange for money and weapons which fuel cartel violence in Mexico. The ties are blatant. Earlier this year, an Iranian operative was arrested for plotting to assassinate a Saudi Arabian diplomat in Washington. The would-be killer had hired Mexican cartel assassins to assist him. He was only one of several people who...
  • Smugglers' SUV gets stuck atop Calif. border fence

    11/01/2012 9:10:39 AM PDT · by iowamark · 22 replies
    Belleville News Democrat ^ | 11/01/2012 | AP
    YUMA, Ariz. — Suspected smugglers who tried to use ramps to drive an SUV over a 14-foot-tall border fence had to abandon their plan when the Jeep became stuck on top of the barrier, authorities said Wednesday. Agents patrolling the U.S.-Mexico border near the Imperial Sand Dunes in California's southeast corner spotted the Jeep Cherokee teetering atop the fence early Tuesday, Border Patrol spokesman Spencer Tippets said. The vehicle was perched about five miles west of the Colorado River and the Arizona state line. Two smugglers on the Mexican side of the border were trying to free the Jeep when...
  • Two-thirds of jobs go to immigrants

    11/01/2012 3:44:07 AM PDT · by markomalley · 12 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 11/1/12 | Stephen Dinan
    Two-thirds of those who have found employment under President Obama are immigrants, both legal and illegal, according to an analysis that suggests immigration has soaked up a large portion of what little job growth there has been over the past three years. The Center for Immigration Studies is releasing the study Thursday morning, a day ahead of the final Labor Department unemployment report of the campaign season, which is expected to show a sluggish job market more than three years into the economic recovery. That slow market, combined with the immigration numbers, could explain why Mr. Obama and Republican nominee...
  • Ga. high court to weigh case on immigrants and driver's licenses

    11/01/2012 8:25:18 AM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 6 replies
    The Marietta Daily Journal ^ | November 01, 2012 | by Kim Isaza
    ATLANTA — On Monday afternoon, the Georgia Supreme Court will hear arguments in a case out of Gwinnett County in which a Mexican citizen claims the state law requiring driver’s licenses discriminates against illegal immigrants. Fernando Castillo-Solis also argues that the 287(g) program, which is used in Gwinnett’s jail as well as others, including Cobb’s, allows law-enforcement officers to racially profile. The state statute at issue regarding driver’s licenses, section 40-5-20, indicates that those charged with driving without a license may not be prosecuted if they get a valid license before their court date. The Cobb Sheriff’s Office has been...
  • Obamacare exempts millions -- prisoners, illegals, welfare recipients

    10/31/2012 10:42:30 AM PDT · by ConjunctionJunction · 8 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | October 31, 2012 | Paul Bedard (Washington Secrets)
    In just 14 months, Americans will be required to prove that they have federally "qualified" health insurance or face an Obamacare tax of $695 to $2,085. That is unless you are in prison, below the poverty line, or are an undocumented immigrant, according to the anti-tax group Americans for Tax Reform. When added together, those three groups total up to one-sixth of the nation's population of 314 million: 218,929 are in federal prisons, 12 million are illegals and 42 million are below the poverty line and eligible for welfare, though some fit into all three categories, according to federal reports....
  • Sheriff Joe Captures Armed Human Smugglers Heading for Eastern States

    10/27/2012 8:26:28 AM PDT · by montag813 · 22 replies
    Stand With Arizona ^ | 10-27-2012 | John Hill
    Maricopa County, AZ Sheriff Joe Arpaio may be facing an onslaught of negative ads and out-of-state activists funded by leftist billionaire George Soros bent on his defeat, but it isn't stopping him from doing his job. Sheriff Joe's deputies captured 11 illegal aliens and three U.S. citizens smuggling them into the country during a traffic stop - the kind that the Obama Administration and ACLU want to stop him from performing so illegals can go free. Two of the three smugglers were armed with semi-automatic weapons and have extensive criminal records, the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office said. This brings Joe's...
  • Immigrant Activists Putting Pressure On Bilbray.

    10/26/2012 7:43:37 AM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 2 replies
    KPBS Public Broadcasting ^ | October 25, 2012 | Adrian Florido
    SAN DIEGO — Immigrant rights activists are putting pressure on Congressman Brian Bilbray, who is running for re-election in the newly minted 52nd Congressional District, which covers coastal and northern parts of San Diego County. About a dozen young adults, some of them undocumented, stood outside Bilbray’s office in Solana Beach on Thursday afternoon, demanding he support the DREAM Act, which would legalize many young immigrants who arrived in the U.S. as children.
  • DPS helicopter opens fire during chase; 2 dead

    10/25/2012 6:45:58 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 98 replies
    The Monitor ^ | 25 Oct 2012 | Jacqueline Armendariz and Ildefonso Ortiz
    NEAR LA JOYA — A Texas Department of Public Safety sharpshooter opened fire on an evading vehicle loaded with suspected illegal immigrants, leaving at least two people dead. A Texas Parks and Wildlife Department game warden attempted to pull over a vehicle suspected of smuggling immigrants Thursday afternoon along Farm-to-Market Road 2221. A DPS helicopter was called in to assist in the pursuit and a sharpshooter opened fire on the evading vehicle — a policy permitted by the agency. Once the smuggler's vehicle stopped along FM 2221 near Mile 7 Road, troopers found three people shot inside, DPS spokeswoman Katherine...
  • Undocumented immigrant workers “Like” social media to survive

    10/25/2012 3:38:21 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 1 replies
    VOXXI ^ | October 25, 2012 | Viviana Fernandez
    Undocumented immigrants are surviving tougher immigration laws implemented in Georgia and other southern states by utilizing a surprising tool: social media. It has become an instrument to help them navigate the streets and remain undetected by police. Mario Sevilla, 24, is a construction worker; his day begins at 5 a.m. His five brothers and sisters live in Sonora, Mexico, and they all rely on the money that he can earn and wire back home. Lately, Sevilla has used social media to risk-taking road trips as far away as Tennessee to get to work. “The first thing that I do in...
  • National Unions Spending Millions to Defeat Sheriff Joe Arpaio ('Adios Arpaio' Campaign)

    10/24/2012 11:10:50 AM PDT · by montag813 · 13 replies
    Stand With Arizona ^ | 10-24-2012 | John Hill
    Here they come again. California unions are once again meddling in Arizona politics on behalf of illegal aliens, and against the interests of their own American workers. The deceptively-named "Campaign For Arizona’s Future" - which was funded by the national mega-labor unions AFL-CIO and UNITE HERE is spending millions to try and defeat Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio. The group, which calls its campaign "Adios Arpaio", is mostly comprised of the same Los Angeles-based activists which protested in 2010 after the passage of S.B. 1070. They claim to have registered over 36,000 - mostly Hispanics - in Maricopa County, AZ to...
  • Obama: I'll get immigration reform done next year

    10/24/2012 10:05:28 AM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 11 replies
    CBS News ^ | October 24, 2012 | Brian Montopoli
    President Obama says he is "confident" that, if reelected, he will oversee passage of immigration reform next year, in part because Republicans will have an interest in reaching out to a growing Latino voting bloc they have "alienated" in recent years. Mr. Obama made the comment in an off-the-record phone conversation with the publisher and editor of the Des Moines Register days ahead of that newspaper's scheduled announcement of an endorsement in the presidential race. After the Register's editor publicly argued that the 30-minute conversation should be available to all voters, the Obama campaign released the transcript. "The second thing...
  • Immigrants and Unions Work To Oust Notorious Arizona Sheriff

    10/21/2012 8:19:48 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 28 replies
    Truthout ^ | 21 October 2012 | Jenny Brown, LaborNotes
    Latino workers in the Phoenix area are fighting back against the bullying sheriff of Maricopa County, Joe Arpaio. They’ve registered over 34,000 new voters for the November election. The “Adiós Arpaio” campaign is part of a strategy by the hotel union UNITE HERE to turn around Arizona’s anti-worker policies, in a right-to-work state where Latino workers have only recently begun to flex their political muscles. Maricopa County contains 60 percent of Arizona’s population Organizers say they feel a seismic shift in the political landscape. “I’ve never been part of something historic before,” said Lucia Vergara Aguirre, president of UNITE HERE...
  • For immigrants on West Side, an American pledge Read more:

    10/20/2012 8:36:20 AM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 4 replies
    San Antonio Express-News ^ | October 20, 2012 | Elaine Ayala
    Henry and Mary Alice Cisneros want the 45 mostly immigrant families served by American Sunrise, the nonprofit they founded, to take a pledge — a 10-point promise to become American. They'll pledge to learn English, and to know American customs. They'll vow to become “learning” households that meet their financial needs and make college graduation a family tradition. Most importantly, they'll agree to “carry our home country in our heart but commit to our obligations in the United States.”
  • Illegal Entry the Only Option for Many Immigrants

    10/19/2012 7:17:26 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 36 replies
    KRGV.com ^ | Oct 19, 2012 | KRGV.com
    WESLACO - Illegal entry into the United States is the only option for many who seek to escape poverty and violence, experts said. Immigrants put their money, trust and ultimately their lives in the hands of human smugglers. Some of those smugglers are not old enough to hold a driver's license. One of those smugglers is accused of crashing a van loaded with 17 illegal immigrants near Palmview. Life ended for nine of those immigrants. "These smugglers are ruthless people," Border Patrol Spokesman Henry Mendiola said. Mendiola is familiar with the carnage left behind by some of the human smugglers....
  • ACLU sues Sheriff Baca over bail refusals

    10/19/2012 12:23:01 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 5 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | October 19, 2012 | Cindy Chang
    The American Civil Liberties Union is suing Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca on behalf of people who say they were denied bail for minor offenses after being flagged by immigration authorities. British filmmaker Duncan Roy, who says he spent nearly three months in L.A. County jails without a chance to post bail, is one of the five plaintiffs in the lawsuit, which will be filed today in U.S. District Court. Roy was arrested Nov. 15 in Malibu on an extortion charge. He was in the country legally but was identified as a suspected illegal immigrant through a federal program...