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  • [South Texas:]Shot kidnapping suspect a gang member, illegal immigrant, police say

    04/27/2012 3:06:48 PM PDT · by SwinneySwitch · 5 replies
    The Monitor ^ | April 26, 2012 | Naxiely Lopez
    SOUTH OF ALAMO — Investigators performed a walk-through Thursday at a home here to learn more about the circumstances surrounding the shooting of a kidnapping suspect by a federal agent. The procedure is standard protocol for incidents like the one that unfolded Wednesday afternoon at 214 San Bernardino St. south of Alamo, San Juan police Chief Juan Gonzalez said. A U.S. marshal opened fire during a combined effort to rescue a woman and her two young children, who had allegedly been kidnapped by the woman’s ex-boyfriend the night before. Police identified the kidnapping suspect Thursday as Eliseo Alvarado, 19. He...
  • It's Looking Good for Supreme Court to Uphold Arizona Immigration Law

    04/26/2012 3:31:44 PM PDT · by sreastman · 3 replies
    Faith Issues ^ | 4/26/2012 | American Center for Law and Justice
    Faith Issues/American Center for Law and Justice The American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ), representing 57 members of Congress and more than 65,000 Americans, said yesterday it is optimistic that the US Supreme Court will uphold the constitutionality of the Arizona immigration law based on the oral arguments that took place yesterday. “What became very clear during the intense questioning is that a majority of the Justices seem to believe that Arizona has a legitimate role in the enforcement of laws designed to protect its citizens and borders,” said Jay Sekulow, Chief Counsel of the ACLJ, who attended oral...
  • ACLU sues Border Patrol over traffic stops

    04/26/2012 7:41:24 PM PDT · by SmithL · 8 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 4/26/12 | MANUEL VALDES
    SEATTLE (AP) -- The American Civil Liberties Union filed a lawsuit Thursday against the U.S. Border Patrol seeking to bar agents from making traffic stops, saying people are being pulled over and questioned for the way they look and without reasonable suspicion. The lawsuit stems from tensions between immigrants and the expanded presence of Border Patrol agents on Washington state's Olympic Peninsula, which shares no land border with Canada. "People are being stopped based solely on their appearance and ethnicity. This is unlawful and contrary to American values," said Matt Adams, legal director of the Northwest Immigrant Rights Project, which...
  • Rubio Huddles with Gutierrez, Other Dems on DREAM Act Alternative

    04/26/2012 8:22:42 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 14 replies
    PJ Media ^ | April 26, 2012 | Bridget Johnson
    Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-Ill.) told Univision that he had a fruitful conversation with Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) yesterday afternoon about introducing a watered-down version of the DREAM Act. Rubio and Gutierrez also huddled with Sen. Robert Menendez (D-N.J.) and Rep. Charles Gonzalez (D-Texas). “It was a great meeting. Look, I am going to meet with anyone independent of their political party or what perceived or real political benefit my association [provides] as long as it does one thing: stop the deportations,” Gutierrez told Univision News in an interview Wednesday evening. “He said it and we agreed with him; today was...
  • Calderón says immigration should not divide U.S., Mexico

    04/26/2012 3:53:19 PM PDT · by SwinneySwitch · 17 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | April 25, 2012 | Lomi Kriel
    Mexican President Felipe Calderón, in Houston Wednesday as part of a brief U.S. visit, sounded a victorious note for his six-year-tenure, saying his policies have helped to drastically reduce the flow of Mexican migrants to the United States, but criticized a "regressive policy toward workers, a hard and offensive type of politics" in the U.S., exemplified in Arizona's tough immigration law. Appearing likely to be upheld by the U.S. Supreme Court, who heard arguments on it this week, the law would mandate police check whether people they stop are here legally. "We don't think it's just that someone is discriminated...
  • Young men in Mexico say the US no longer offers them a better future

    04/26/2012 12:02:15 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 04/26/2012 | Edward Helmore in Jalisco, Mexico
    In a typical year, the young men in this agricultural region of western Mexico would have made the journey north to America. But not this year or for this generation: a better future across the border is a promise they no longer trust. "For years, we dreamed of America, but now that dream is no good," says 18-year-old Pedro Morales, sitting in the elegant Spanish colonial square of Comala under the shadow of the spectacular Volcan de Fuego. "There are no jobs and too many problems. We don't want to go." In an historic shift, the tide of immigration from...
  • Rubio's Compromise For The Dream Act Could Help Save The Republican Party

    04/26/2012 1:42:45 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 30 replies ^ | April 26 2012 | Rubio's Compromise For The Dream Act Could Help Save The Republican Party Larry M. Elkin, Palisades
    Successful politicians, by definition, look for opportunities to advance themselves and their parties. Occasionally, the right thing to do and the politically expedient thing to do are one and the same. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., last week proposed a compromise on the Dream Act that promises to serve both as a means of partially repairing the relationship between the Republican Party and Hispanic voters and as a way for young people who are American by experience, if not a birth, to legally stay in the country they know as home. The Dream Act was first drafted in 2001, and was...
  • Ariz. migrant case could lead to sweeping changes

    04/26/2012 1:52:40 AM PDT · by South40 · 16 replies
    AP ^ | 4/26/2012 | JACQUES BILLEAUD
    PHOENIX (AP) — The United States could see an official about-face in the coming months in how it confronts illegal immigration if the Supreme Court follows through on its suggestion that it would let local police enforce the most controversial part of Arizona's immigration law. Over the last several years, states frustrated with America's porous borders, have rejected the long held notion that Washington is responsible for confronting illegal immigration and have passed a flurry of laws to let local police confront illegal immigration. The Supreme Court is poised in the coming months to let the states know whether they...
  • Shrinking Problem: Illegal Immigration From Mexico

    04/26/2012 3:55:04 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 14 replies ^ | April 26, 2012 | Michael Barone
    The illegal immigration problem is going away. That's the conclusion I draw from the latest report of the Pew Hispanic Center on Mexican immigration to the United States. Pew's demographers have carefully combed through statistics compiled by the U.S. Census Bureau, the Department of Homeland Security and the Mexican government, and have come up with estimates of the flow of migrants from and back to Mexico. Their work seems to be as close to definitive as possible. They conclude that from 2005 to 2010 some 1.39 million people came from Mexico to the United States and 1.37 million went from...
  • The Shrinking Immigration Problem (The number of illegal immigrants from Mexico is getting smaller)

    04/26/2012 6:24:04 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    National Review ^ | 04/26/2012 | Michael Barone
    The illegal-immigration problem is going away. That’s the conclusion I draw from the latest report of the Pew Hispanic Center on Mexican immigration to the United States. Pew’s demographers have carefully combed through statistics compiled by the U.S. Census Bureau, the Department of Homeland Security, and the Mexican government, and have come up with estimates of the flow of migrants from and back to Mexico. Their work seems to be as close to definitive as possible. They conclude that from 2005 to 2010, some 1.39 million people came from Mexico to the United States and 1.37 million went from the...
  • Illegal alien accused in death may go free — without trial

    04/26/2012 9:12:52 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 6 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | April 26, 2012 | Christine McConville
    An illegal alien accused of running down a disabled Waltham man in a crosswalk the day before Thanksgiving, then fleeing the scene, may be deported to Guatemala a free woman without ever standing trial. Federal officials, the Middlesex District Attorney’s Office and the victim’s heartbroken parents are calling the impending release of Blanca Contreras a nightmare
  • SCOTUS to Uphold AZ Immigration Law? Obama must Remember Not Defending Border Led to Decl. of Indep.

    04/26/2012 9:49:46 AM PDT · by davidbellow · 13 replies
    Texas Conservative Republican News ^ | 4/26/12 | David Bellow
    The Supreme Court of the United States appears likely to uphold some of the key provisions in the Arizona Immigration law. This comes on the heels of the SCOTUS signaling that they will likely be striking down Obamacare, specifically because of problems with the individual mandate. This would be a slap in the face to the Obama Administration and would add to the list of Obama's failed understanding of the Constitution and States Rights. On protecting the Border, President Obama is forgetting his American history. One of the main reasons listed in the US Declaration of Independence as reason for separation from Great Britian was...
  • Chuck Schumer to Overturn Supreme Court's Arizona Immigration Ruling?

    04/26/2012 11:09:26 AM PDT · by Freemarkets101 · 28 replies
    Brian Koenig ^ | 4/26/12 | Brian Koenig
    Arizona's contentious illegal immigration law is now toiling in the Supreme Court.  And, naturally, Obama's beloved Justice Sonia Sotomayor dissents,  but that's no surprise, considering she doesn't understand the fundamentals of federal constitutional authority.  But she's a minority (and, purportedly, "disabled"), so that means her one vote counts for two -- especially because she's a Hispanic minority. If Sotomayor had it her way, all 50 states would be merged into one super-state, where the only existing government would be the federal government.  But she's not the only one. Chuck Schumer's panties are balling up as well.  So he's proposing to...
  • Dever confident after court session

    04/26/2012 10:31:18 AM PDT · by SandRat · 6 replies
    Sierra Vista Herald/Review | Bill Hess
    After hearing oral arguments Wednesday in the nation’s highest court over Arizona’s embattled immigration law, Cochise County Sheriff Larry Dever said he believes the justices will at least allow some of Senate Bill 1070 to be approved. While he was impressed by Arizona’s Republican Gov. Jan Brewer’s special team of lawyers, Dever said it appeared to him the U.S. Solicitor General was not as prepared. Justice Sonia Sotomayor, who was appointed to the bench by President Barack Obama was quoted by The Associated Press as telling Solicitor General Donald Verrilli it appeared he was having problems in explaining his views....
  • Net Migration from Mexico Falls to Zero—and Perhaps Less

    04/24/2012 8:15:28 PM PDT · by neverdem · 38 replies
    Pew Hispanic Center ^ | April 23, 2012 | Jeffrey Passel, D’Vera Cohn and Ana Gonzalez-Barrera
    The largest wave of immigration in history from a single country to the United States has come to a standstill. After four decades that brought 12 million current immigrants—more than half of whom came illegally—the net migration flow from Mexico to the United States has stopped—and may have reversed, according to a new analysis by the Pew Hispanic Center of multiple government data sets from both countries. The standstill appears to be the result of many factors, including the weakened U.S. job and housing construction markets, heightened border enforcement, a rise in deportations, the growing dangers associated with illegal border...
  • Home again in Mexico: Illegal immigration hits net zero

    04/13/2012 7:47:25 PM PDT · by Ge0ffrey · 16 replies
    The Christian Science Monitor ^ | 4/8/12 | Sara Miller Llana
    One million Mexicans said they returned from the US between 2005 and 2010, according to a new dem-ographic study of Mexican census data. That's three times the number who said they'd returned in the previous five-year period. And they aren't just home for a visit: One prominent sociologist in the US has counted "net zero" migration for the first time since the 1960s. Experts say the implications for both nations are enormous – from the draining of a labor pool in the US to the need for a radical shift in policies in Mexico, which has long depended on the...
  • Historic wave of Mexican immigration at a standstill, report says

    04/23/2012 7:42:24 PM PDT · by South40 · 25 replies
    LATimes ^ | 4/23/2012
    The number of Mexican migrants to the United States dropped significantly while the number of those returning home increased, bringing net migration from Mexico to a statistical standstill, according to a report published Monday.
  • Romney, on immigration, rewrites some history

    04/25/2012 9:58:33 PM PDT · by SmithL · 6 replies
    SFGate: Politics Blog ^ | 4/25/12 | Bob Egelko, Chronicle Staff Writer
    It was only a couple of months ago that Mitt Romney told a Republican debate audience in Arizona that the state was a “model” for the nation on immigration. If elected president, he said, he would immediately drop the lawsuits that the Obama administration has filed “against Arizona and other states that are trying to do the job Barack Obama isn’t doing.” That was then. This is now.
  • Appeals court declines to take up voter ID case (WI)

    04/25/2012 2:19:23 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 59 replies
    JS Online ^ | 4-25-12 | Patrick Marley
    Madison -- The Court of Appeals declined to take up a Dane County case Wednesday that blocked the state's new law requiring people to show photo ID at the polls. The latest order is a further setback for those who support the voter ID law, and is another sign the law almost surely will remain halted for the May 8 primaries and June 5 recall elections. Dane County Circuit Judge David Flanagan temporarily enjoined the voter ID law last month, saying the Milwaukee branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People and immigrant rights group Voces de...
  • Sign The Petition: Stand With Arizona and Against Illegal Immigration (Support SB1070)

    04/25/2012 4:18:42 PM PDT · by montag813 · 3 replies
    Stand With Arizona/GoPetition ^ | 04-25-2012 | Stand With Arizona
    If you Stand With Arizona against illegal immigration and amnesty; if you want to see the Supreme Court uphold S.B. 1070; if you support Sheriff Joe and want to see workplace enforcement across America - then please put your name where your heart is, and sign our petition and SHARE IT WIDELY. Please help us get 2,000 signatures tonight so we can move 100k ahead of La Raza's ANTI-1070 petition and show officials who has the TRUE support of the people. Thank you!