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  • Voter ID lawsuits sent directly to state Supreme Court (WI)

    04/02/2012 2:36:03 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 17 replies
    Wisconsin State Journal ^ | 3-28-12 | SCOTT BAUER
    Appeals courts sent two lawsuits challenging Wisconsin's blocked new voter ID law directly to the state Supreme Court on Wednesday, determining it was imperative to resolve the cases quickly given the slate of important upcoming elections, including the state's presidential primaries next week. If the Supreme Court agrees to take the cases, it could reinstate the state's new requirement that voters show photo identification at the polls just days before Tuesday's election. However, attorneys challenging the law said it is unlikely a decision would come that quickly. Four of the Supreme Court's seven justices must agree to accept the cases....
  • ICE arrests 3,100 convicted criminal aliens in sweep (doesn't mention illegal waivers)

    04/02/2012 3:31:42 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 12 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | April 2, 2012 | Jerry Seper
    U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) agents, as part of what the agency says is its commitment to prioritizing the removal of criminal aliens and egregious immigration law violators, has arrested more than 3,100 convicted criminal aliens, immigration fugitives and immigration violators in a six-day national “Cross Check” enforcement operation. ICE Director John Morton said Monday the operation, which he described as the largest of its kind, involved the collaboration of more than 1,900 ICE officers and agents from all of the agency’s Enforcement and Removal Operations’ 24 field offices, assistance from ICE Homeland Security Investigations as well as coordination...
  • DHS To Grant Illegal Aliens “Unlawful Presence Waivers”

    04/02/2012 1:20:22 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 19 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | April 2, 2012
    In its quest to implement stealth amnesty, the Obama Administration is working behind the scenes to halt the deportation of certain illegal immigrants by granting them “unlawful presence waivers.” The new measure would apply to illegal aliens who are relatives of American citizens. Here is how it would work, according to a Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announcement posted in today’s Federal Register, the daily journal of the U.S. government; the agency will grant “unlawful presence waivers” to illegal aliens who can prove they have a relative that’s a U.S. citizen. Currently such aliens must return to their native...
  • Chicago activists protest immigrant detention plan

    04/01/2012 8:48:18 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 9 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | Lauren FitzPatrick Sun-Times Media lfitzpatrick
    CHICAGO (AP) — Activists are finishing a three-day march through Chicago to protest a proposed new federal immigrant detention center.
  • 16 Illegal Immigrants Arrested at Geneva Fire House

    04/01/2012 5:43:00 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 7 replies
    YNN Staff ^ | March 31,2012 | YNN Staff
    Police say sixteen illegal immigrants were arrested at a party at the North Side Fire Company in Geneva. This occurred after numerous complaints regarding parties at the rented fire hall.
  • U.S. Supreme Court should overturn Arizona's anti-illegal-immigration law

    04/01/2012 1:24:34 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 30 replies
    Seattle Times Editorial ^ | April 1, 2012 | Seattle Times Editorial
    U.S. Supreme Court should overturn Arizona's anti-illegal-immigration law THE U.S. Supreme Court should strike down four troubling provisions of Arizona's anti-illegal-immigration law. They conflict with federal laws and ought not become models for states grappling with illegal immigration. The federal government has exclusive authority over immigration enforcement. One can debate the efficacy of federal efforts but Arizona's 2010 immigration law was a wrongheaded attempt to supersede federal law. The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals blocked key provisions of the law, including requiring law enforcement to question people about their immigration status, ask for documentation and detain those without it....
  • Pompano Beach Children Face Father's Deportation

    04/01/2012 7:49:32 AM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 21 replies
    6 NBC Miami ^ | Mar 31, 2012 | Julia Bagg
    Two Pompano Beach children are facing the deportation of their father just two years after their mother was returned to Nicaragua. Through tears, 16-year-old Cecia Soza recalled speaking on the phone to her father. “He said that he loved us and that we have to take care of each other,” she said. Her father, Ronald Soza, was arrested Wednesday in Broward for driving without a valid license. Officers turned him over to Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials because he is an illegal immigrant who was issued a deportation order in 2011 by The Department of Justice.
  • U.S. Bishops, Other Denominations File Amicus Curiae Brief In Supreme Court Case Of Arizona Vs

    03/31/2012 8:15:28 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 7 replies
    USCCB.org ^ | March 27, 2012 | USCCB
    U.S. Bishops, Other Denominations File Amicus Curiae Brief In Supreme Court Case Of Arizona Vs. United States. WASHINGTON—The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) and several other Christian denominations filed an amicus curiae brief with the U.S. Supreme Court in the case of Arizona vs. United States, supporting the principle that the federal government controls the enactment and implementation of the nation’s immigration laws. The March 26 brief argued that the federal government is in the best position to protect the well-established goals of family unity and human dignity in the nation’s immigration system. The brief also made the case...
  • Miss. farming town's immigrants pray bill will die

    03/31/2012 1:08:18 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 17 replies
    The State ^ | Mar. 31, 2012 | LAURA TILLMAN - Associated Press
    VARDAMAN, Miss. — On a recent afternoon in this Mississippi sweet potato farming town of 1,300, a group of immigrants gathered in the safe haven of the Catholic Charities office to discuss visa options. The conversation quickly turned to the immigration bill being debated in the state Legislature, and talk of what to do if it passes.
  • Calif. wants Arizona immigration law overturned

    03/30/2012 7:54:13 AM PDT · by Pelham · 46 replies
    THE ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER ^ | March 28, 2012 | THE ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER
    SACRAMENTO – California has asked the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn Arizona's tough immigration law, saying it would drive illegal immigrants into other states. The Arizona law, passed two years ago, has been largely blocked by court order because of legal challenges. Among other things, it makes in a crime to be in the country illegally and to seek work. The U.S. Supreme Court has scheduled an April 25 hearing, and a ruling is expected in June. California Attorney General Kamala Harris has joined 10 other states in asking that the Arizona law be overturned. The other states are New...
  • Obama administration proposes changes to legal status applications

    03/30/2012 1:03:32 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 9 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | March 30, 2012 | Brian Bennett
    Reporting from Washington— ­The Obama administration is proposing to make it easier for illegal immigrants who are family members of American citizens to apply for legal permanent residency. On Monday, the Department of Homeland Security will post for public comment an administrative change intended to reduce the time illegal immigrants would have to spend away from their families while applying for legal status, officials said. The current system requires the applicant to first leave the U.S. to seek a legal visa, but under the proposed change illegal immigrants could claim the time apart from a spouse, child or parent would...
  • Border Patrol Says More Human Smuggling Stash Houses in Valley Being Found

    03/29/2012 4:33:53 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 2 replies
    KRGV ^ | Mar 28, 2012 | KRGV
    WESLACO - Border Patrol officials say the Rio Grande Valley is seeing an increase in stash houses used for human smuggling. After a human smuggling operation was busted in Weslaco this week, the police chief in says that bust is uncommon for his city. Border Patrol assisted taking more than 50 illegals into custody. Border Patrol spokesperson Rosie Huey says there is no way to find out if this is a bigger problem in some areas compared to others. She says according to Border Patrol's database, it's clear human smugglers are operating all over the Valley. Huey also says according...
  • Orange's Undocumented (Illegal!) Immigrants (Aliens!) Stay a Step Ahead to Steal Work

    03/29/2012 10:56:57 AM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 2 replies
    OC Weekly (blog)‎ ^ | Mar. 29 2012 | Josh Dulaney
    Orange's Undocumented (Illegal!) Immigrants (Aliens!) Stay a Step Ahead to Steal Work From Americans Based on his youthful looks alone, Luis Martinez Hernandez stood out Wednesday morning among a dozen or so day laborers that stood along Taft Avenue just west of Tustin Street in Orange. The 23-year-old Mexican shot a quick smile. "I just looking for work," he said. He stood next to Hernando Cortez, who said he is "40 maybe", and is looking for anything -- painting, construction work, whatever -- to earn some money. And so continues the saga of Orange's day laborers. Here's hoping they're not...
  • Rights group accuses U.S. of abuses on Mexican border

    03/28/2012 10:39:40 AM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 6 replies
    Reuters ^ | Mar 28, 2012 | Tim Gaynor
    (Reuters) - U.S. policing along the Mexican border discriminates against Hispanics and Native Americans and contributes to the deaths of illegal immigrants, according to a study by the human rights group Amnesty International USA. The report, titled "In Hostile Terrain: Human Rights Violations in Immigration Enforcement in the U.S. Southwest," identifies what it says are systemic failures of federal, state and local authorities to enforce immigration laws without discrimination. "Communities living along the U.S.-Mexico border, particularly Latinos, individuals perceived to be of Latino origin and indigenous communities, are disproportionately affected by a range of immigration-control measures, resulting in a pattern...
  • Undocumented Immigrants Forced to Live in Shadows of Society: Study

    03/28/2012 7:48:25 AM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 27 replies
    NBC San Diego ^ | Mar 28, 2012 | Diana Guevara
    According to a new report undocumented immigrants are being pushed into the shadows of society and forced to live in fear. The study looks at how restrictive immigration policies are affecting the lives of undocumented immigrants. The study comes from the Center for American Progress, a think-tank in Washington D.C. The center partnered with researchers at UCSD's Center of Comparative Immigration Studies, specifically looking at the lives of undocumented immigrants in Northern San Diego County.
  • States ask court to overturn Arizona immigration law

    03/27/2012 6:05:11 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 33 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | March 27, 2012 | Bob Egelko
    Attorney General Kalama Harris has joined officials from 10 other states in asking the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn Arizona's immigration law, saying the law exceeds state authority, conflicts with national policy and would drive illegal immigrants into other states.
  • Grijalva, Dems file challenge to SB 1070 with Supreme Court - compare law to case of slain Fla. teen

    03/27/2012 7:21:07 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 30 replies
    tucsonsentinel.com ^ | March 27, 2012
    WASHINGTON – House Democrats invoked the name of slain Florida teen Trayvon Martin on Tuesday as they filed a challenge to Arizona’s SB 1070, the immigration law to be heard by the U.S. Supreme Court next month. The friend-of-the-court brief from 68 Democrats – including both from Arizona – argues that SB 1070 is unconstitutional because it pre-empts federal authority. Southern Arizona's U.S. Rep. Raúl Grijalva led the push for the brief. But much of the discussion at Tuesday’s news conference centered on Martin, the unarmed black teen killed by a neighborhood watch volunteer who said he was acting in...
  • Republicans seeking out Hispanics

    03/27/2012 3:04:05 PM PDT · by Pelham · 27 replies
    The Hill ^ | 03/27/12 | Alexander Bolton
    Senate Republicans want to alter DREAM Act legislation to steal away Hispanic voters from Democrats. Sen. Marco Rubio (Fla.), the only Senate Republican of Hispanic heritage and a possible vice presidential pick, is working on an alternative version of the Development, Relief and Education for Alien Minors (DREAM) Act, which would grant legal status to illegal immigrants who came to the country at a young age and serve in the military or attend college. He declined to provide any details, but confirmed he hopes to have legislation soon. “I don’t have any specifics to announce yet,” said Rubio. “This stuff...
  • Romney: A Conservative on Immigration? His record doesn’t reflect his current campaign stances.

    03/27/2012 8:32:42 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 10 replies
    National Review ^ | February 24, 2012 4:00 A.M. | Steve Baldwin & Deroy Murdock
    One of the biggest myths of the 2012 presidential campaign, propagated by Team Romney and the mainstream media, is that Willard Mitt Romney is a hard-liner on immigration issues. One easily could reach that conclusion if Romney were judged on his speeches, press releases, and sound bites. However, as all conservatives should know, it is foolish to predict how a politician will govern based on campaign rhetoric. The more reliable way to determine a candidate‘s position is to review his actual record. It is clear the Romney campaign, beginning with his 2008 bid, decided to use immigration as one of...
  • Restrictive laws push undocumented in shadows

    03/27/2012 1:21:09 PM PDT · by South40 · 24 replies
    San Diego Union-Tribune ^ | 3/26/2012 | Elizabeth Aguilera
    Restrictive policies aimed at undocumented immigrants have pushed them underground, fostered negative perceptions of law enforcement and created anxiety around mundane activities such as walking their children to school and driving, according to a report released Monday that focuses on North County. Supporters of those measures said they are intended to make life difficult for the undocumented, with the goal of spurring them to return to their native countries or at least leave this region. Escondido’s police chief also disputed the study’s findings, saying that public safety in his city has not been undermined. ((snip)) “Nothing justifies breaking the law,”...
  • 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...