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  • Ruben Navarrette: Obama's immigration problem

    04/07/2012 6:27:05 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 1 replies
    Journalstar.com ^ | 4/6/12 | Ruben Navarrette
    - When I said recently that President Barack Obama had a habit of not being truthful about his immigration record, an angry Obama supporter demanded that I give specifics. There are so many examples it's tough to keep track.
  • Two of Latin America's deadliest gangs join forces

    04/07/2012 7:27:05 AM PDT · by nuconvert · 12 replies
    -excerpt- In recent months, authorities say, they have begun to see the first signs that the Zetas are providing paramilitary training and equipment to the Maras in exchange for intelligence and crimes meant to divert law-enforcement resources and attention
  • From Brother to Brother, a Kidney, and a Life

    04/06/2012 7:06:43 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 2 replies
    The New York Times ^ | April 6, 2012 | NINA BERNSTEIN
    When restaurant customers learned that the waiter they called Angel was in the hospital with kidney failure, they stuffed bills into a collection jar to help support his family. His brother offered something more precious: a healthy kidney to restore his life. But for two years, the obstacles to the transplant seemed insuperable. Angel, the father of two American-born children, is an illegal immigrant. And a maze of conflicting health care and immigration policies meant that while the government would pay for a lifetime of dialysis, costing $75,000 yearly, it would not pay for a $100,000 transplant that would make...
  • Florida Supremes asked to weigh in on whether illegal immigrants can be licensed lawyers

    04/06/2012 4:10:48 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 29 replies
    WFSU ^ | April 6, 2012. | Regan McCarthy
    It’s now up to the Florida Supreme court to decide whether undocumented immigrants are allowed to be lawyers in the state. Regan McCarthy reports the Florida Board of Bar Examiners is asking the Court for its opinion. Jose Godinez-Samperio came to the United States on a visitors’ visa with his family as a young boy. When the visas expired, the family stayed. He became an Eagle Scout and graduated top of his class from high school. Now, as a Florida State University law school graduate, he wants to be a lawyer, but there are questions about whether he can be...
  • IRS Commissioner: Paying Taxes Is Pathway to Citizenship for Illegal Aliens

    04/06/2012 6:30:36 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 36 replies
    IRS Commissioner: Paying Taxes Is Pathway to Citizenship for Illegal Aliens By Elizabeth Harrington April 5, 2012 (CNSNews.com) – Internal Revenue Service Commissioner Douglas Shulman said Thursday that paying taxes is a pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens. At the National Press Club in Washington, D.C., 12 days before this year's tax-filing deadline (Apr. 17), Shulman was asked about what his agency is doing to collect taxes from illegal aliens. “You know, it’s a great question,” he said. “One of the pathways to citizenship that people believe is a good one is--even if you’re not in this country legally--to pay...
  • Mass. RMV doesn't check immigration status, 45 other states do

    04/05/2012 8:23:29 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 6 replies
    myfoxboston ^ | 05 Apr 2012 | Mike Beaudet
    Mass. RMV doesn't check immigration status, 45 other states do copyright-link only Read more: http://www.myfoxboston.com/dpp/news/undercover/mass-rmv-doesnt-check-immigration-status-45-other-states-do-20120405#ixzz1rE5ulpeL
  • Suspected illegal immigrant indicted on 41 counts including robberies, sexual assaults

    04/05/2012 4:09:01 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 11 replies
    Nashville City Paper ^ | April 4, 2012 | Pierce Greenberg
    Over the course of three months, 25-year-old Olbin Euceda committed crimes involving 26 victims in the Antioch area during the fall of 2011, according to multiple Davidson County grand jury indictments handed down last week. Detectives and SWAT team officers from the Metro Nashville Police Department arrested Euceda in December after allegedly raping an 11-year-old girl and robbing her family. He was caught just before boarding a bus to Mexico. The grand jury indictments handed down last week charge Euceda with 41 separate counts, outlining to some extent the crimes with which he and his alleged accomplice, Rony Sorta, are...
  • ICE's Secure Communities activated in Wash., Mont.

    04/05/2012 9:37:40 AM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 3 replies
    The Seattle Times ^ | April 4, 2012 | MANUEL VALDES
    A federal program that uses fingerprint analysis to identify illegal immigrants in county jails has been activated in Washington state and Montana ahead of the 2013 nationwide rollout, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement said
  • Rubio Working on GOP Version of DREAM Act to Let Younger Illegal Aliens Stay Legally In U.S.

    04/05/2012 8:51:40 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 17 replies
    CNS News ^ | 4/3/2012 | Edwin Mora
    (CNSNews.com) - Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) says he is working to craft an alternative version of the DREAM Act that would allow younger illegal aliens who came to the United States "through no fault of their own" to stay here legally and, if they wished, get in line to become a citizen. "There is nothing that prohibits them from getting citizenship,” Rubio told the Tampa Bay Times in an April 3 interview in which he explained his plan. “We just don't create a new pathway. The bottom line is they would have a visa of some sort and like they...
  • Napolitano thinks SB1070 won't hurt intel efforts

    04/04/2012 7:13:26 PM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies
    AP story link only
  • REPORT: Mass Illegal Alien Voter Fraud Uncovered in Florida

    04/04/2012 7:46:46 PM PDT · by montag813 · 58 replies
    Stand With Arizona ^ | 04-05-2012 | John Hill
    by John HillStand With Arizona Democrats facing a tough election year are on the warpath - doing everything in their power to stop Voter ID laws in their tracks. The Obama Department of Justice has declared war on Texas and South Carolina - inventing non-existent "racial discrimination" to block popular voter ID laws in those states. And always, we hear the bleating of activists that "there's no significant voter fraud in America" . Meanwhile, Democrats officials (and their activist allies) are routinely caught committing it. And Roger Hedgecock detailed the extensive effort by the Democrats in 2010 to commit...
  • Sedition & Treason: DNC Undermining Voter ID Laws

    04/04/2012 3:48:07 PM PDT · by xuberalles · 6 replies
    4/4/12 | Me
    Nothing is more constitutionally offensive than Democrats fighting our states' sworn duty of enforcing Voter Id laws. The fact that these politicians – who swore to uphold and defend the Constitution – are OK with allowing non-citizens to vote, to participate in decisions that affect our families and futures, is both disgusting and insulting. So the government willingly spends millions of dollars to ensure that minors are carded for cigarettes and booze – decisions of supreme national importance - but they refuse to demand that voters show proper identification when performing their most vital duty as citizens? This is so...
  • Undercover Voter ID Investigation: You Will Never Guess Which Liberal Groups Are Demanding ID

    04/04/2012 2:17:05 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 14 replies
    PJTV ^ | April 4, 2012 | Hans A. von Spakovsky
    VIDEO 3:34 minutes What's wrong with showing identification when you vote? That's an egregious civil rights violation if you ask the Obama Administration and liberal groups like the Center for American Progress, and the Advancement Project. So what happens if you show up at the front door of these groups without ID? Find out on this PJTV undercover investigation.
  • Prenatal coverage would be available to illegal immigrants under bill (AUDIO)

    04/04/2012 12:27:54 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 11 replies
    Nebraska Radio Network ^ | April 4, 2012 | Brent Martin
    State lawmakers have advanced a bill that would restore prenatal care to mothers who lost Medicaid coverage two years ago, including illegal immigrants. Sen. Kathy Campbell of Lincoln sponsors LB 599, saying that Nebraska’s practice of funding prenatal care of the unborn child of poor women should return, including the unborn child of an illegal immigrant. “The child will be a U.S. citizen at its birth,” Campbell stated in her opening. “Would we not want that child to be healthy? Would we not want healthy babies?” Nebraska had provided prenatal care through Medicaid until 2010 when federal officials objected. Approximately...
  • Will the Obama Administration Drop its lawsuit Against Arizona?

    04/04/2012 9:07:41 AM PDT · by mainstreetradical.com · 3 replies
    Main Street Radical ^ | 4/4/2012 | James Devere
    President Obama’s well publicized comments from Monday, discussing or even lecturing, the US Supreme Court on judicial activism seems to bode well for the State of Arizona. Obama infers that the court has no standing and no precedence in striking down a law, either in whole or in part, created by a democratically elected legislative body. No matter that the Court has taken this same action over 150 times. Precedent is obviously something that needs to be defined for The President in this case. Obama’s comments, “Ultimately I am confident that the Supreme Court will not take what would be...
  • Rubio Working on GOP Version of DREAM Act to Let Younger Illegal Aliens Stay Legally In U.S.

    04/04/2012 10:37:58 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies
    CNS News ^ | 04/04/2012 | Edwin Mora
    Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) says he is working to craft an alternative version of the DREAM Act that would allow younger illegal aliens who came to the United States "through no fault of their own" to stay here legally and, if they wished, get in line to become a citizen. "There is nothing that prohibits them from getting citizenship,” Rubio told the Tampa Bay Times in an April 3 interview in which he explained his plan. “We just don't create a new pathway. The bottom line is they would have a visa of some sort and like they and any...
  • Rubio working on GOP version of DREAM Act to let younger illegal immigrants stay

    04/04/2012 9:17:01 AM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 42 replies
    CNSNEWS.COM ^ | April 3, 2012 | Edwin Mora
    CNSNews.com) - Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) says he is working to craft an alternative version of the DREAM Act that would allow younger illegal aliens who came to the United States "through no fault of their own" to stay here legally and, if they wished, get in line to become a citizen. "There is nothing that prohibits them from getting citizenship,” Rubio told the Tampa Bay Times in an April 3 interview in which he explained his plan. “We just don't create a new pathway. The bottom line is they would have a visa of some sort and like they...
  • Government plans to sue Arizona sheriff for targeting Latinos

    04/04/2012 12:01:55 AM PDT · by jda · 38 replies
    Reuters ^ | 03 April 2012 | Jeremy Pelofsky
    The Obama administration on Tuesday said it was preparing to sue Arizona county sheriff Joe Arpaio and his department for violating civil rights laws by improperly targeting Latinos in a bid to crack down on illegal immigrants. The sheriff's high-profile crackdown on illegal immigrants has helped thrust the issue onto the national political stage with some states passing tough new laws aimed at pushing out those in the country illegally. The administration's Justice Department and the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office have been in settlement talks for months over allegations that officers regularly made unlawful stops and arrests of Latinos, used...
  • Larson wants Mexico to reimburse Texas for illegal immigrants

    04/04/2012 4:33:28 AM PDT · by Racehorse · 12 replies
    San Antonio Express News ^ | 4 April 2012 | Jason Buch
    State Rep. Lyle Larson is asking Mexican President Felipe Calderón to pay for services that Texas provides immigrants who are here illegally. In a March 21 letter, Larson, R-San Antonio, wrote that the state spends between $6 billion and $8 billion a year on health care and other costs for illegal immigrants, a number he attributed to the Immigration Reform Coalition of Texas. Larson, who filed a bill during the 2011 legislative session that would have required state agencies and organizations that receive state funding to track the services they provide immigrants, said he wants to “start a dialogue.” “We...
  • Oakland's Oikos University -- Another Visa Mill?

    04/03/2012 4:21:25 PM PDT · by OddLane · 4 replies
    Limits To Growth ^ | April 3, 2012 | LTG
    I live less than 12 miles from Oikos University, the site of Monday’s mass murder, and had never heard of the place. A television news segment reported Oakland City Councilman Larry Reid whose district includes the school said he didn’t know of it either. You could say the school kept a low profile. The shooter who killed seven has been identified as 43-year-old One L. Goh, a former nursing student and a Korean national who resides in Oakland. Oakland Police Chief Howard Jordan stated that a source of Goh’s fury was his inability to speak English:
  • Immigration Statistics Show Arizona's SB 1070 is Working

    04/03/2012 5:21:11 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    Townhall ^ | 04/02/2012 | Russell Pierce
    Last week, the Department of Homeland Security released their statistics on the illegal immigration for 2010. According to DHS, the total illegal population went down less than 1%, from 11.6 million at the beginning of the year to 11.5 million by the end. However, in the state of Arizona, the illegal population declined from 470,000 to 360,000; a decline of 23%. In April of 2010 the Arizona legislature passed SB 1070 to crack down on illegal immigration in the state. While parts of the law were blocked by a federal judge, illegal aliens in Arizona are getting the message that...
  • Clergy group to air ad against Alabama immigration law

    04/03/2012 7:14:00 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 10 replies
    The Associated Press | NBC 13 ^ | April 03, 2012 - | The Associated Press | NBC 13
    MONTGOMERY, Ala -- A group of clergy leaders is airing a TV commercial that speaks out against Alabama's crackdown on illegal immigration.
  • DHS To Grant Illegal Aliens “Unlawful Presence Waivers”

    04/03/2012 2:50:11 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 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 country...
  • Feds Arrest Nearly 70 Illegal Immigrants in Michigan- 67 were nabbed as part of ICE sting operation

    04/03/2012 3:46:02 AM PDT · by equaviator · 24 replies
    FOX 17 News ^ | April 2, 2012 | Jonathan Seely
    MICHIGAN— Over 3,000 convicted immigration fugitives were arrested as part of a nation-wide sting operation, with nearly 70 of them in Michigan. The US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) led the six day operation, said to be the largest of its kind. In all, it involved 1,900 ICE officers, with assistance from ICE Homeland Security Investigations. Arrests were made in all 50 states, Puerto Rico, three US territories and Washington DC. Of the 3,100 arrests, 67 were made in Michigan. Twenty-one were arrested in the Detroit area, 19 in the Grand Rapids area and the remainder was arrested around the...
  • Big Sis To Grant Illegal Aliens 'Unlawful Presence Waivers'...

    04/03/2012 9:37:33 AM PDT · by null and void · 11 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | 4/3/12 | Unknown
    Drudge headline only. Judicial Watch website "unavailable"
  • Elizabeth Warren: "I support illegal immigration and free college tuition"

    04/03/2012 11:35:34 AM PDT · by pabianice · 31 replies
    MassGOP ^ | 4/3/12
    We released a new web video today, entitled “Out of Touch,” exposing Elizabeth Warren’s weak stance on illegal immigration. The video highlights Warren’s opposition to the border fence and her support for in-state tuition for illegal immigrants. From her Ivory Tower and the comfort and safety of her multi-million dollar home, Professor Warren insists that Massachusetts taxpayers turn a blind eye to illegal immigration and even subsidize college tuition for illegal aliens.
  • Obama’s uncle back on road after drunken-driving plea

    04/03/2012 9:12:40 AM PDT · by chuck_the_tv_out · 14 replies
    Washington Times ^ | Apr 3 2012 | Dave Boyer
    President Obama’s illegal-immigrant uncle has received a limited driver’s license from the Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicles only a week after entering a plea to drunken driving. An RMV spokeswoman told the Boston Herald that Onyango Obama, 67, “met all of the criteria” for a hardship driver’s license that allows him to drive in Massachusetts from noon to midnight. The elder Mr. Obama lost his regular license for 45 days in court last week but convinced a hearing officer that being unable to drive would pose an undue hardship for him in his job as a liquor store manager. The...
  • California Files Supreme Court Amicus Brief Against Arizona's Immigration Law

    04/02/2012 12:11:45 PM PDT · by zeestephen · 10 replies
    Center For Immigration Studies ^ | 29 March 2012 | Jon Feere
    Ten states plus California challenge the Constitutionality of Arizona's immigration law - They argue it will drive illegal immigrants out of Arizona and into other states.
  • 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.