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  • Attorney General Harris Files Amicus Brief in Supreme Court against Arizona Immigration Law

    03/27/2012 12:45:34 PM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 9 replies
    California /department of Justice ^ | 03/27/2012 | California Department of Justice AG
    California has the largest undocumented immigrant population of any state, 2.5 million (6.8 percent), according to a 2011 report from the Pew Hispanic Center. California also has the largest percentage (9.7 percent) of undocumented immigrants in its labor force at 1.85 million. California law expressly guarantees the same protection, rights and remedies, except those prohibited by federal law, to all who have applied for employment or who have been employed. California also allows students who are not legal residents to pay in-state tuition at state colleges and universities.
  • Volunteers fan out to clean up border trash

    03/26/2012 7:53:44 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 7 replies · 22+ views
    KGUN9 ^ | Mar. 25, 2012 | The Associated Press
    AMADO, Ariz. (AP) A group of volunteers will spend their Sunday cleaning up tons of trash left by illegal immigrants in the desert near Amado in southern Arizona.
  • S.F. slayings suspect avoided deportation in 2006

    03/26/2012 5:42:44 PM PDT · by SmithL · 9 replies · 18+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 3/26/12 | Kevin Fagan, Henry K. Lee, Justin Berton
    SAN FRANCISCO -- The suspect in last week's slayings of five people in San Francisco was ordered deported in 2006 after he served a prison term for robbery and assault, but because his native Vietnam would not issue travel documents for him, immigration officials had to let him go free, officials said Monday. Binh Thai Luc, 35, of San Francisco was released under the terms of a U.S. Supreme Court ruling that said undocumented immigrants must be released after six months if their country of origin won't take them back, according to officials with the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement...
  • 5th Circuit: Immigration Law Complicates Relations With Mexico

    03/26/2012 4:29:11 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 5 replies · 10+ views
    Judicial Watch ^ | March 26, 2012 | Judicial Watch
    Check out what a federal appellate court just determined when striking down a Texas town’s law banning illegal aliens from renting housing; the “unconstitutional” measure has no other purpose than the exclusion of illegal aliens, which complicates immigration issues and relations with other countries, particularly Mexico. It may seem unbelievable, but read the ruling for yourself. It was issued recently by the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit against the Dallas suburb of Farmers Ranch. A three-judge panel from the New Orleans-based court further clarified that the “sole purpose” of an ordinance banning illegal immigrants from renting...
  • Sanctuary Baltimore, no questions asked

    03/26/2012 10:40:51 AM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 17 replies · 6+ views
    The Baltimore Sun ^ | March 26, 2012 | Dan Rodricks
    Common sense about the nation's immigration policy vanishes from the room whenever someone asks, "What part of illegal don't you understand?" It's a real conversation killer, that line. People who use it aren't interested in a discussion. They think law enforcement agencies should round up the estimated 11.5 million men, women and children who aren't authorized to live in the U.S. and deport them. People fixated on the notion of illegality — the crossing of a border without papers — aren't interested in knowing why these immigrants might have come here, what hardships they experienced. They don't care if the...
  • OBAMA THE JOB ROBBER: Quietly Extending H-1B Visas of Foreign Workers, leaving US Engineers Jobless

    03/26/2012 8:58:43 AM PDT · by geraldmcg · 21 replies · 7+ views
    www.webToday.tv ^ | 03/26/2012 | webtoday.tv
    At a time of high unemployment and with a struggling economy, why on earth would Obama go out of his way to push to extend the H-1B Visas of foreign workers while millions of American engineers are without jobs? That is the question being asked by Eagle Forum founder Phyllis Schlafly...
  • Marcos Breton: Undocumented immigrant loses battle against BofA

    03/25/2012 6:10:25 AM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 10 replies · 1+ views
    The Sacramento Bee. ^ | Marcos Breton
    In this case of David vs. Goliath, Goliath wins. An undocumented immigrant from Mexico sues Bank of America after he's nearly deported when his bank manager turns him over to authorities. Lawyers for Luis Martinez ask: Do you want your banker acting as a de facto immigration agent?
  • Confessions Of A Hispanic Racist

    03/24/2012 10:30:51 AM PDT · by AuntB · 45 replies · 47+ views
    The College Conservative ^ | Mar. 22, 2012 | Elissa Roberson
    I have a bone to pick with Hispanics. Mainly illegals. Because I am one. Hispanic, that is — not illegal. I’m actually a fourth-generation Hispanic American on my mother’s side. In fact, this shout-out also goes to all the liberals who insist on calling Hispanics a minority group in need of help. Clearly, you gringos aren’t noticing what’s happening on the Mexican/American border or the huge population numbers in places like LA and San Diego that clearly beg to differ with the term “minority.” And those numbers are only growing. I grew up no more than three hours from the...
  • LAPD to Ignore California’s Car Impound Law Because It’s “Unfair” to Illegal Aliens

    03/23/2012 8:53:05 PM PDT · by montag813 · 38 replies · 1+ views
    Stand With Arizona ^ | 03-24-2012 | John Hill
    by John HillStand With ArizonaWe have become sadly accustomed to California - America's Sanctuary State - sinking lower and lower into utter lawlessness for the sake of naked racial politics. But whatever they do in Sacramento doesn't even come close to the utter madness that is Los Angeles - which makes the rest of the state look conservative by comparison. This week saw the Los Angeles Police Department announcing that it will soon start ignoring California state law, which requires police to impound the vehicles of unlicensed drivers for 30 days - because it is "unfair" to illegal aliens!That's right....
  • Cardinal Dolan, Archbishop Gomez Urge Congressional Leaders To Build Consensus On Immigration Reform

    03/23/2012 11:36:50 AM PDT · by pitviper68 · 20 replies
    March 22, 2012 Letter comes as pope visits Mexico, Cuba Bishops cite state laws creating local divisions U.S. bishops to file brief against Arizona law WASHINGTON—Congressional leaders should “build consensus” toward reform of the nation’s immigration laws, said Cardinal Timothy Dolan of New York, president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB), and Archbishop José Gomez of Los Angeles, chairman of the USCCB’s Committee on Migration, in a March 22 letter. “Passage of immigration reform is more important now than ever, as state laws and local enforcement initiatives are filling the policy vacuum left by Congress,” the bishops wrote...
  • Gay married man who's undocumented immigrant fights deportation in California

    03/22/2012 9:54:29 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies · 1+ views
    CNN ^ | March 22, 2012 | Michael Martinez
    A federal immigration court judge in San Francisco put a deportation proceeding on hold Friday for a gay California man who is an undocumented immigrant and married to a man who is a U.S. citizen, the couple's attorney said. Alfonso Garcia, 35, who came to the United States as a boy with his parents, and his husband, Brian Willingham, 37, are petitioning the federal immigration service for legal residency based on their marriage, said attorney Lavi Soloway. The judge put Garcia's deportation proceeding on hold while Garcia's legal residency, or green card, application is being processed, Soloway said. The next...
  • ‘Banner Week’ in Sheriff Joe’s Battle Against Illegal Immigration (54 Illegals Netted)

    03/23/2012 10:20:01 AM PDT · by montag813 · 3 replies · 1+ views
    Stand With Arizona ^ | 03-23-2012 | John Hill
    by John HillStand With Arizona Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has all but shut down its workplace enforcement activities since Obama took office. Even with the longest sustained bout of high unemployment since the Great Depression, Obama's ICE has slashed workplace enforcement against illegals by a stunning 70 percent. ICE claims they are leaving illegal workers alone to steal jobs in order to have a "sustained focus on criminal offenders". But as we pointed out on Wednesday, ICE has failed with criminals as well, highlighted by their release of a serial child rapist - with 42 counts - who remains...
  • Police to ignore California impound law amid concern of fairness to illegal immigrants

    03/22/2012 5:01:27 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 62 replies · 3+ views
    Police to ignore California impound law amid concern of fairness to illegal immigrants By William Lajeunesse Published March 22, 2012 | FoxNews.com The Los Angeles Police Department will soon start ignoring California state law, which requires police to impound the vehicles of unlicensed drivers for 30 days. The majority of unlicensed motorists in Los Angeles are immigrants who are in the country illegally and have low-income jobs. The LAPD says the state's impound law is unfair because it limits their ability to get to their jobs and imposes a steep fine to get their car back. As long as drivers...
  • Ex-Mexican official accused of impersonating U.S. citizen

    03/22/2012 5:38:36 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 6 replies
    San Antonio Express-News ^ | March 22, 2012 | Jason Buch
    A former Mexican official arrested last month in the Rio Grande Valley after being accused of failing to pay a fine has been charged with impersonating a U.S. citizen to cross the border. U.S. marshals arrested Edmundo Lozano Rendón, 55, in McAllen, saying he didn't pay a $7,500 fine assessed when he was convicted of money laundering charges in 1992. He was most recently a spokesman for the border city of Reynosa, and has worked for the Tamaulipas state Institutional Revolutionary Party and for former Tamaulipas Gov. Eugenio Hernández, who is under investigation by the Mexican government.
  • Detention for Immigrants That Looks Less Like Prison

    03/22/2012 2:01:50 PM PDT · by 3rdcoastislander · 12 replies
    The New York Times ^ | March 13th, 2012 | Kirk Semple
    On a patch of Texas farmland near the Gulf of Mexico, immigration officials on Tuesday unveiled one of the most visible results of a three-year-old plan to overhaul the nation’s immigration detention system: a brand-new center intended to provide a less penal setting for detainees.
  • Feds: Illegal immigrants arrested in Phoenix protest of sheriff's policies won't face removal

    03/22/2012 7:03:32 AM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 10 replies
    Star Tribune ^ | March 21, 2012 | Associated Press
    PHOENIX - Federal authorities say they won't deport six illegal immigrants arrested during a Phoenix protest over Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio's (ar-PY'-ohs) immigration policies
  • Ariz immigration protesters won't face deportation

    03/21/2012 7:15:11 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 18 replies
    Associated Press ^ | March 21, 2012
    PHOENIX (AP) -- Federal authorities say they won't deport six illegal immigrants arrested during a Phoenix protest over Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio's (ar-PY'-ohs) immigration policies. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials said Wednesday that they determined that the protesters did not fall under "ICE's enforcement priorities."
  • Court upholds ban on Texas immigrant housing law

    03/21/2012 9:39:59 PM PDT · by SmithL · 19 replies
    DALLAS (AP) -- A federal appeals court Wednesday upheld a lower court ruling that stopped a Dallas suburb's ban on illegal immigrants seeking housing. The 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that Farmers Branch overstepped its authority in 2008 when it passed a law calling on the city's building inspector to check the immigration status of anyone wanting to rent an apartment who wasn't a U.S. citizen. Under the law, illegal immigrants would have been barred from rental housing, and landlords who knowingly allowed them to stay could have their rental licenses barred. The appellate court said the city...
  • ICE Admits Releasing Accused Illegal Alien Child Rapist (42 Counts!)

    03/21/2012 3:02:46 PM PDT · by montag813 · 19 replies
    Stand With Arizona ^ | 03-21-2012 | John Hill
    by John HillStand With Arizona We have chronicled Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) outrageous new directives, instantly removing between 300,000 and 1.4 million illegal aliens from the "enforcement priority" list - in effect granting them indefinite amnesty from deportation, without any authorization from Congress whatsoever. The rationale given for this lawless amnesty from ICE Director John Morton is that he would have a "sustained focus on criminal offenders". Instead we have chronicled one failure after another by ICE to detain or even keep track of criminal illegals and repeat offenders who present imminent risks to the public - such as...
  • ICE admits releasing alleged child rapist

    03/21/2012 10:51:56 AM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 8 replies · 1+ views
    The Daily Caller ^ | 03/21/2012 | Michael Volpe
    A suspected child rapist is on the loose and in a statement obtained exclusively by The Daily Caller, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement accepts responsibility for releasing him. The man is identified by ICE as Amado Espinosa-Ramirez. Chicago police arrested him last August, and he was ultimately charged with forty-two counts of predatory sexual acts. A publicly available inventory of the charges against Espinosa-Ramirez lists multiple counts of sexual relations within the family, multiple counts of sexual assault with the use of force and multiple counts of sexual assault involving a minor less than thirteen years old. After his Aug....
  • Left wants classes promoting racism and revolution back in Arizona schools

    03/21/2012 10:02:06 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 6 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 3/21/2012 | Doug Book
    On January 1, 2011 a law banning certain “ethnic studies” classes went into effect in Arizona. The law makes it illegal for a school district to teach courses which “promote the overthrow of the US government, promote resentment of a particular race or class of people, are designed primarily for students of a particular ethnic group or advocate ‘ethnic solidarity’ instead of the treatment of pupils as individuals.” (1) But it was not the ever-compassionate, ethnicity-conscious left which wrote and implemented legislation making it a crime to teach violence and racism. Rather, the law was passed by the Republican controlled...
  • OUTRAGE: Virginia Community Center Holds Job Fair for ILLEGAL ALIENS

    03/21/2012 8:43:02 AM PDT · by montag813 · 12 replies
    Stand With Arizona ^ | 03-21-2012 | John Hill
    by John HillStand With Arizona The U.S. economy is suffering its worst bout of sustained unemployment since the Great Depression. Millions of Americans are out of work and hurting. They struggle to pay their bills, pay their rent or mortgage, and find work to feed their families. Meanwhile, millions of illegal aliens take jobs that Americans need , undercut wages, steal identities of Americans to sustain their employment fraud, and illegally collect welfare and social services to which they have no right. As American incomes decline, the amount of cash illegals send back to their home countries is at a...
  • Deadly kissing bugs found in Texas

    03/21/2012 7:00:00 AM PDT · by eastforker · 47 replies
    click2Houston ^ | 3/21/12 | click2Houston
    Chagas, a disease that can lead to life-threatening heart and digestive disorders, is in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. So far, seven cases have been diagnosed in Arizona and California. Researchers at the University of Texas at Austin said the bugs that cause the disease, the Triatomid or "kissing bug," were already discovered in 11 southern and central Texas counties.
  • Six undocumented students arrested in protest

    03/20/2012 8:33:51 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 15 replies · 1+ views
    CBS5 TV News (Phoenix) ^ | March20, 2012 | by Jason Barry
    Six undocumented youth were arrested during a protest of Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio's immigration policies. Officer James Holmes with the Phoenix Police Department said they were arrested for disorderly conduct and obstructing a thoroughfare. Holmes said the six arrests consisted of two men and four females, two of which are minors. Their names are not being released at this time. The protest took place outside Trevor Brown High School off 75th Avenue north of Thomas in Phoenix. At 5 p.m., there were more than 100 people. Many of the protesters were high school and college students who want to send a message that folks who are...
  • Job Fair to Help Illegal Immigrants and Those with a Criminal Record

    03/20/2012 4:30:16 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 6 replies
    whsv.com ^ | Mar 20, 2012 | Litsa Pappas
    Many people are looking for work, but for some it's even harder to get a job than most. One local job fair helped those who have backgrounds that could lead an employer to turning them away. Sigi Chabrier helps illegal immigrants find jobs. "These people are here living in fear that they're going to get deported. They're gonna lose their home, their jobs or somehow not get the piece of the American dream that they come here for," said Chabrier. He spoke out at the job resource fair, that was held at Our Community Place, to thank agencies for accepting...
  • Assembly applauds walkers pushing to change immigration law

    03/19/2012 8:45:29 PM PDT · by SmithL · 21 replies
    SacBee: Capitol Alert ^ | 3/19/12 | Jim Sanders
    Five undocumented immigrants received a standing ovation on the floor of the Assembly today for their campaign to prod changes in federal immigration law. The immigrants are walking from San Francisco to Washington D.C. to lobby for passage of the federal Dream Act, which would provide a pathway to citizenship for many longtime residents who immigrated illegally as children and later graduated from U.S. high schools. No lawmakers protested recognition of the undocumented immigrants on the floor of the Assembly. Almost all Democrats stood to applaud, but many Republicans stayed in their seats. "These are young people exemplifying true leadership...
  • Immigration status questioned for driver tied to patio crash

    03/19/2012 5:19:37 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 18 replies · 1+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | March 19, 2012 | Brian Rogers and Erin Mulvaney
    A suspected drunken driver accused of crashing into a home killing one child and injuring another is being held without bail after a judge heard Monday that he may not be in this country legally. Luis Hector Lopez-Rodriguez, 27, is accused of losing control of the blue Ford Crown Victoria he was driving and plowing in to the front porch of a southwest Houston apartment, where two children were playing during a Saturday night party. During a brief court appearance Monday, Magistrate Judge Blanca Villagomez said federal officials have put a hold on Lopez-Rodriguez, which typically means his immigration status...
  • Bill banning illegal immigrants from Ga. colleges clears House panel

    03/19/2012 4:19:48 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 9 replies
    The Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | March 19, 2012 | Jeremy Redmon
    Illegal immigrants would be barred from attending Georgia's public colleges under legislation that passed a key House committee Monday.The Republican-led House Judiciary Non-Civil Committee passed Senate Bill 458 after about two hours of discussion. The measure passed the GOP-controlled Senate on March 5. Sen. Barry Loudermilk, a Republican from Cassville and the lead sponsor of the bill, spoke in favor of his bill. “One of the arguments you may hear today,” Loudermilk told the committee, “is what is wrong about allowing someone who may be here illegally to take one of the seats in one of our colleges or universities,...
  • Racial Lens Used to Cull Curriculum in Arizona (NYT)

    03/19/2012 7:52:40 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 8 replies
    New York Times ^ | March 19, 2012 | MICHAEL WINERIP
    ... In 2010, after several attempts, the Republican-controlled Legislature and the Republican governor passed a law prohibiting classes that advocate overthrowing the government, are designed for students of one ethnic group or advocate ethnic solidarity instead of treating pupils as individuals. The state wanted Tucson’s Mexican-American studies program disbanded. When Tucson officials resisted, the attorney general’s office issued subpoenas. Investigators obtained textbooks, PowerPoint presentations, teachers’ college theses, exam prompts, poems and lyrics from hip-hop songs. Class lessons were singled out over apparent political bias, among them “From Cortes to Bush: 500 Years of Internalized Oppression.” Seven texts were ordered removed...
  • Deportation rules breaking up families

    03/18/2012 5:32:17 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 49 replies
    San Antonio Express ^ | March 18, 2012 | Esther J. Cepeda, Washington Post columnist
    Wasteful, senseless and cruel. How better to describe the ridiculous battle that Felipe Montes is waging to be reunited with his three U.S.-born children? Since his deportation, they've been ensnared by the foster care system and are at risk of being put up for adoption. Montes, who had lived in the U.S. illegally for almost 10 years, was sent back to Mexico in 2010 after having been sentenced to probation following an arrest for driving with an expired license, an expired registration and no automobile insurance. He was detained by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents at one of his...
  • Bristow daycare death leads to two arrests

    03/17/2012 5:39:31 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 8 replies
    wjla abc7 ^ | March 8, 2012 | JummyOlabanji, Tom Roussey, Kris Van Cleave
    Two women were charged with child endangerment in the case of a 3-month-old baby who died after being found unconscious in a daycare center in Bristow Thursday afternoon.Prince William County Police charged daycare providers Yolanda Gracelia Larin, 50, of Manassas and Mirna Mendez-Vasquez, 42, of Woodbridge on Thursday following the death reported in the daycare in Bristow. Both women are charged with five counts of child endangerment. The child, now identified as Teagan Sample, was found unconscious in the daycare and then later died in the hospital. An autopsy revealed no signs of foul play, officials said. Officials from Immigration...
  • Remembering Proposition 187

    03/16/2012 3:41:30 PM PDT · by Pelham · 17 replies
    The Social Contract Press ^ | Winter 2011-2012 | Edwin S. Rubenstein
    Change is in the air. States from Arizona to Virginia have enacted laws cracking down on illegal immigration. Some target the immigrants; some target their employers. Some rely on local police to do the job; others require that employers use the federal e-Verify system to check the immigration status of employees. Many of these statutes have been challenged in court. Some have been put on hold while others — including an Alabama statute regarded as the most stringent of all — have been endorsed by federal appeals judges. These initiatives share a common goal: enforcement of federal immigration laws, something...
  • ILLEGAL IMMIGRANT: We Do Pay Taxes, And The Government Knows Exactly Who We Are

    03/16/2012 5:04:30 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 25 replies
    Business Insider ^ | Mar. 16, 2012 | Jana Kasperkevic
    It's a myth that illegal immigrants don't pay taxes, says Dulce Guerroro, a self-confessed illegal immigrant living in Mableton, Georgia. Guerrero's whole family is undocumented, except for her 13-year old younger brother, who was born in the U.S. and is a U.S. citizen. She says that they all work and pay taxes through their Internal Revenue System (IRS) issued Individual Taxpayer Identification Numbers (ITINs). "People always, always point out that we don't pay taxes, which is a complete lie," Guerrero told Business Insider. "We have a government issued tax ID number. So the government knows very well who we are....
  • Immigrant youth, adults gather for National Coming Out of The Shadows day

    03/16/2012 4:19:49 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 6 replies
    National Catholic Reporter ^ | Mar. 16, 2012 | Kaitlin Kimont
    CHICAGO -- In an effort to put a face on the need for comprehensive immigration reform, a group of college-age immigrant youths publicly declared themselves to be undocumented at a rally here on Saturday. "National Coming Out of the Shadows" is an annual week in Chicago where undocumented activists challenge the criminalization of immigrants by "coming out" and publicly telling their stories of struggles and hardships as undocumented youths. The event got its start in 2010. Members of three organizations led by undocumented immigrants in Illinois -- Nuestra Voz (NV), the Latin@ Youth Action League (L@YAL) and the Immigrant Youth...
  • Sheriff Joe Raids Vitamin Company – Arrests 31 Illegal Aliens Using Stolen IDs

    03/16/2012 1:15:21 PM PDT · by montag813 · 32 replies
    Stand With Arizona ^ | 03-16-2012 | John Hill
    by John HillStand With Arizona He's known as "America's Toughest Sheriff". But we think he should be called "America's Jobs Sheriff". Because every time Sheriff Joe Arpaio conducts a raid, he frees up jobs for legal American workers. Thursday was no exception, as the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office served search warrants at a Phoenix-based vitamin company and arrested 31 illegal aliens working there. Based on a tip, deputies conducted a 5-month investigation of 21st Century Healthcare in Tempe. Deputies were looking for 34 employees at the vitamin warehouse presumed to have used stolen identification to gain employment with the company....
  • Photo ID Only First Step in Fighting Voter Fraud

    03/16/2012 11:47:23 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 9 replies
    PJ Media ^ | March 16, 2012 | Nicole S. Marrone
    Enforcing voting law is a further problem. Also read: Armed Americans Revolt Against Voter Fraud A solution in search of a problem? A modern-day poll tax? The rhetoric of the Democrats in Pennsylvania and elsewhere with regards to photo identification requirements on Election Day is absurdist. Those in favor of a requirement to show photo identification at the polls are being labeled evil Republicans seeking to suppress turnout, discriminate against the elderly, and racists. Are we tired of this yet? However, does anyone really believe that requiring a photo id on Election Day is going to change the outcome...
  • 3 Billion Dollar Border Fence Defeated By $40 Jack

    03/16/2012 11:07:41 AM PDT · by greywar · 34 replies
    zPatriot ^ | 3/16/2012 | Adolf Oliver-Nipple
    Using your $40.00 Jack to defeat the 3 Billion dollar border fence and smuggle your drugs into the US....Priceless.
  • Gun Battles in Mexico Force U.S. to Shut Down Two Border Crossings

    03/16/2012 8:36:51 AM PDT · by opentalk · 6 replies
    CNSnews ^ | March 14, 2012 | Edwin Mora
    Several gun battles between Mexican military forces and drug traffickers prompted U.S. authorities to temporarily shut down two international bridge crossings on the Southwest border last week. The two bridges are located at the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) port of entry in Eagle Pass, Texas –connecting Eagle Pass, Texas, to Piedras Negras in Coahuila, Mexico. In an e-mail to CNSNews.com, Douglas Mosier, a spokesman for CBP in El Paso, confirmed that the bridges were closed “in response to violent activity occurring in Piedras Negras, Mexico and as per coordination between the Government of Mexico, the Eagle Pass Police...
  • Kentucky Bill to Bar Welfare for Illegal Aliens Clears Key Committee

    03/16/2012 7:59:00 AM PDT · by montag813 · 17 replies
    Stand With Arizona ^ | 03-16-2012 | John Hill
    by John HillStand With Arizona Finally a state is stepping up to stop the fleecing of social service programs by illegal aliens. A Kentucky Senate panel unanimously approved a bill Thursday that would require applicants to government welfare programs to provide official proof of U.S. citizenship or legal residency. Federal law prohibits illegal immigrants from receiving most forms of welfare, including Medicaid, food stamps, WIC, public housing and Temporary Assistance for Needy Families. But that hasn't illegal aliens from stealing tens of billions of these services across the nation. Illegal alien advocates such as La Raza, MALDEF and the ACLU...
  • House Race Shows Democrats' Improved Prospects In Inland Empire [Real Costs of Immigration]

    03/15/2012 10:03:09 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 1 replies
    LATimes ^ | March 15, 2012 | Phil Willon
    House Race Shows Democrats' Improved Prospects In Inland Empire Longtime Riverside County supervisor, a Republican, might once have easily won a seat in Congress, but Democrats hold the edge in his district. New residents and political boundaries have shaken things up. By Phil Willon March 16, 2012 For the first time in 20 years, a Republican running for Congress in Riverside needs help. John Tavaglione huddled with supporters in the mirrored back room of a local Coco's on a recent rainy evening, laying out a ground game for his first crack at federal office. As a Republican and political heir...
  • Mississippi House Passes Arizona-Style Immigration Law (The "Wave" Goes On)

    03/15/2012 8:15:26 PM PDT · by montag813 · 12 replies · 1+ views
    Stand With Arizona ^ | 03-16-2012 | John Hill
    by John HillStand With Arizona It has been nearly a year since Janet Murguia, the President of National Council of La Raza ("The Race") bragged that thanks to their boycott of Arizona, the state's "copycat wave" of immigration laws had "stopped cold". Well, La Raza's failed boycott was stopped cold last year after failing miserably. But the "wave" of states emulating Arizona-style immigration laws goes on, and on. And now we are about to add Mississippi to that list, as the state House on Wednesday passed H.B. 488 by an overwhelming, bi-partisan margin (70-47, with 10 Democrats crossing party lines...
  • Commentator: Illegal immigration hurts the economy

    03/15/2012 6:06:54 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 7 replies
    Marketplace ^ | March 15, 2012 | Nancy Parker
    Tess Vigeland: This week as part of our election coverage, The Real Economy, we're hearing from people across the country about the issues that matter most to them. Today, San Diego resident Nancy Parker argues illegal immigration hurts the economy -- more than helps it. Nancy Parker: It's time we did something about illegal immigration in the United States. I always hear talk about the economic benefits of illegal immigration -- cheap labor and all -- but it also has economic costs nobody seems to mention. Many who work here illegally don't keep the money they earn in this country....
  • The Daily Rattle-Immigration News Summary For March, 2012

    03/15/2012 3:23:17 PM PDT · by OddLane · 8 replies
    American Rattlesnake ^ | March 15, 2012 | Gerard Perry
    In today’s Rattle, we cover everything from the Obama administration’s continued dismantling of border security and immigration enforcement, to the trivialization of the Civil Rights Movement by the open borders left, to congressional oversight into Attorney General Eric Holder’s obstruction of justice in the Fast and Furious probe. But first, we look at the increasingly misnamed Southern Poverty Law Center, which continues its progressive slide into buffoonery with a report into the national security threat posed by purportedly misogynistic weblogs. As Mark Krikorian explains in The Corner, the SPLC has adopted new hate objects now that its demonization of patriotic...
  • Voter ID Now The Law In Pa

    03/15/2012 5:38:08 AM PDT · by Tribune7 · 53 replies
    The State House okayed the changes the Senate made to HB 934 -- the rational, reasonable bill requiring voters present identification albeit not necessarily photo identification -- yesterday, March 15, and Gov. Tom Corbett signed it into law a few hours later. The Democrats strongly fought the bill and are pledging legal challenges to it.
  • Great news: UN Human Rights Council to investigate American voter-ID laws

    03/15/2012 9:01:45 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies · 1+ views
    Hotair ^ | 03/15/2012 | Ed Morrissey
    Stop me if you've heard this joke before. A Saudi, a Cuban, and an American political group walks into a room -- and the American political group asks them to tell the US to be more fair about its voting practices. Haven't heard this one? You may get a chance to see it in action if you go to Geneva and watch the UN Human Rights Council and the NAACP at work:CLICK ABOVE LINK FOR THE VIDEO The United Nations Human Rights Council is investigating the issue of American election laws at its gathering on minority rights in Geneva, Switzerland.....
  • 56% Oppose Justice Department’s Blocking of Texas Voter ID Law

    03/15/2012 9:14:29 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 20 replies
    Rasmussen Reports ^ | March 15, 2012
    The Obama administration has blocked Texas’ new law requiring voters to show photo identification at the polls, saying it would suppress Hispanic voter turnout, and the United Nations is now investigating the fairness of such laws in Texas and other states. But voters in this country still overwhelmingly support voter ID laws and don’t think they discriminate. The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 72% of Likely U.S. Voters believe voters should be required to show photo identification such as a driver’s license before being allowed to vote. That’s in line with findings from December but remains down...
  • California Tuition Blues: Californians themselves are to blame for spiraling college costs

    03/15/2012 6:20:56 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies
    National Review ^ | 03/15/2012 | Victor Davis Hanson
    In so-called March in March protests, thousands of students in California universities recently demonstrated in outrage over spiraling tuition costs. At both the California State University and University of California multi-campus systems, tuition hikes in recent years have far exceeded the national average. Meanwhile, universities slash classes, cut key research, and rely even more on exploited and poorly paid part-time lecturers and graduate-student teaching assistants. Yet against whom, exactly, are these cash-strapped students demonstrating? After all, their college faculties are unionized, largely liberal, and sympathetic to their plight. Campus administrators likewise want more state money for universities. But, unlike the...
  • ACT NOW: Support the Scott Gardner Act (H.R. 3808 - Mandatory Deportation for DUI Illegals)

    03/15/2012 7:44:06 AM PDT · by montag813 · 15 replies
    Stand With Arizona ^ | 03-15-2012 | John Hill
    by John HillStand With Arizona America has witnessed an stunning rise in drunk driving fatalities committed by illegal aliens - many of whom had previous criminal records and even prior DUIs - yet remained free in this country to drink, drive and kill Americans. This has always been a problem - with both Federal officials and local law enforcement dropping the ball. But thanks to new, relaxed deportation guidelines of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), the numbers have increased to record levels in the past two years. Above: A life of service destroyed in an instant: Sister Denise Mosier and...
  • Kansas food stamp policy becomes a political tangle

    03/15/2012 4:41:41 AM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 9 replies · 1+ views
    Kansas City Star ^ | Mar. 15, 2012 | Laura Bauer and Brad Cooper
    Months after a new Kansas policy cut food stamps going to thousands of children, some lawmakers are mounting efforts to help those families. But they’re finding it’s difficult when the issue involves families with some members who are living in the country illegally. Legislative leaders don’t appear eager to tackle any illegal immigration issue in an election year. Earlier this week, senators in Topeka proposed an amendment to the Department of Social and Rehabilitation Services budget that ultimately could have restored some aid to the children who are U.S. citizens but whose parents are illegal immigrants. But on Wednesday, the...
  • Illinois congressman to aid S.C. immigrant facing deportation

    03/14/2012 3:24:18 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 13 replies
    Charlotte Observer. ^ | Mar. 12, 2012 | Tim Funk
    U.S. Rep. Luis Gutierrez, an Illinois Democrat who’s become a leading advocate for undocumented immigrants, will be in Charlotte today to shine a spotlight on the case of a S.C. father of two – both of them U.S. citizens – who faces deportation. The reason Gabino Sanchez could be kicked out the country: Nine misdemeanor convictions, in South Carolina and Georgia, for driving without a license or driving an unregistered vehicle. Illegal immigrants sometime don’t try to get a license for fear of exposing their status. Gutierrez plans to appear at the first deportation hearing for Sanchez, 27, of rural...