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  • CBP U.S. Border Patrol Agents Arrest Two Convicted Sex Offenders

    05/02/2012 4:30:31 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 1 replies
    DHS ^ | May 02, 2012 | DHS
    McAllen, Texas ─ CBP U.S. Border Patrol agents from the Rio Grande Valley Sector arrested two illegal aliens Monday, who have prior convictions for sex offenses. The first sex offender was arrested early that morning as part of a group of 15 illegal aliens apprehended near Penitas, Texas. Through the use of state-of-the-art biometric identification technology, Border Patrol agents discovered one of the men in the group had a conviction for criminal sex abuse. Agents learned of the conviction after entering the man’s information into the Integrated Automated Fingerprint Identification System (IAFIS) database. IAFIS enables Border Patrol agents to simultaneously...
  • Sheriff Joe: Ill Put Up More Tents If Supreme Court Upholds Arizona Immigration Law

    05/02/2012 10:34:33 AM PDT · by montag813 · 13 replies
    Stand With Arizona ^ | 05-02-2012 | John Hill
    Above: Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio orders 200 convicted illegal aliens handcuffed together and moved into a separate area of Tent City, for incarceration until their sentences are served and they are deported to their home countries. by John HillStand With Arizona If the Supreme Court decides in favor of Arizonas tough immigration bill, the Obama attorney arguing against S.B. 1070 predicted mass incarceration of "Latinos" - illegal aliens, in Arizona. But Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio said that would be "no problem" - he's got room for them in "Tent City". We lock up people all the time, Arpaio...
  • South Arizona Hispanics March Against Deportations ( Isabel Garcia )

    05/02/2012 10:03:50 AM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 12 replies
    Latin American Herald Tribune -- Caracas ^ | May 2,2012 | Latin American Herald Tribune -- Caracas
    TUCSON, Arizona Members of the Hispanic community of southern Arizona marched through the streets Tuesday to demand an end to the deportations and racism provoked by state laws like SB 1070. Hispanics are the base and strength of the pyramid we live on, Raul Alcaraz, representative of the South Side Workers Center, told some 200 demonstrators carrying banners through the streets of Tucson slamming Arizonas SB 1070 and deportations. Were marching here to defend immigrants rights that are being attacked with unjust laws like SB 1070. This law has hurt many of our communities, sowing terror and breaking up...
  • Illegal Immigrants Getting Bigger Tax Refunds

    05/01/2012 8:20:52 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 47 replies ^ | April 27, 2012 |
    (INDIANAPOLIS) - Millions of illegal immigrants are getting a bigger tax refund than you. Bob Segall, of WTHI reports finding a massive tax loophole that provides billions of dollars in tax credits to undocumented workers and, in many cases, people who have never stepped foot in the United States. And you are paying for it. I nside his central Indiana office, a longtime tax consultant sits at his desk, shaking his head in disbelief. "There is not a doubt in my mind there's huge fraud taking place here," he said, slowly flipping through the pages of a tax return. The...
  • Kidnapping suspect accused of molesting child

    05/01/2012 5:39:56 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 1 replies
    The Brownsville Herald ^ | April 30, 2012 | By MADELINE BUCKLEY
    One of the men accused in last month's kidnapping that police say has ties to the Gulf Cartel was arrested by Brownsville police this weekend for allegedly molesting a child. Brownsville police spokesman J.J. Trevino said police brought Hector Primitivo Salinas, 39, of Brownsville, from the Cameron County jail to the city jail Friday after investigators determined he was wanted in connection with an incident reported in February. A 9-year-old girl told a teacher in February that Salinas touched her inappropriately. Police declined to release the girl's relationship with Salinas or the circumstances surrounding her contact with him. The school...
  • Mexico Threatens U.S. For Absolving BP In Illegal Alien Shooting

    05/01/2012 3:27:00 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 16 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | May 01, 2012 | Judicial Watch
    Mexico has issued the U.S. government what amounts to a diplomatic threat for exonerating a Border Patrol agent who shot an illegal immigrant near the Texas border nearly two years ago after being assaulted with rocks. The shooting occurred in the summer of 2010 when the federal agent, Jesus Mesa, spotted a group of Mexicans crossing the Rio Grande near El Paso. U.S. authorities say Mesa fatally shot a teen (Sergio Hernndez-Guereca) traveling with the group in self-defense after the teen and his friends threw rocks at the agent. Last year a Texas judge dismissed a wrongful death lawsuit against...
  • [South Texas:]Driver in Human Smuggling Case to Face Judge

    05/01/2012 1:55:23 PM PDT · by SwinneySwitch · 1 replies
    KRGV ^ | May 1, 2012
    MISSION - A driver suspected of human smuggling is expected to face a judge this afternoon. Police say 40 illegal immigrants were crammed in a Suburban and bailed out after a traffic stop. It happened in Mission near Expressway 83 and Stewart Road. Officers caught 22 people, along with the driver. They suspect the driver also oversaw the smuggling operation.
  • We are the resistance!! Perhaps the last line of resistance!! [FReepathon thread XVII]

    05/01/2012 1:50:57 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 261 replies
    Click here to pledge your support! ^ | May 1, 2012 | Jim Robinson
    <p>This FReepathon thread is intended for FReepers who believe in and support our pro-life, pro-family, pro-limited government conservative causes, enjoy reading and participating on FR, think it's a worthwhile endeavor and would like to help us keep it going. All others should jump to my disclaimer posted at the bottom of this post. Do not be a disrupter.</p>
  • Groups plan May Day rally at Georgia Capitol

    05/01/2012 11:46:02 AM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 2 replies
    Calhoun Times ^ | May 01, 2012 | The Associated Press
    ATLANTA (AP) Immigrant rights and civil liberties groups are planning a May Day rally at the Georgia Capitol that they're billing as a "historic coming together" of immigrants and working people.
  • Judge Says Prosecution Of Convicted DHS Director Overkill

    05/01/2012 10:53:14 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 5 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | May 1, 2012
    The federal judge who presided over the trial of a Homeland Security director convicted of helping an illegal immigrant avoid deportation disagrees with the verdict and has ordered a new trial, saying it was overkill for the government to prosecute the official in the first place. This sort of blatant judicial activism may seem unbelievable but this is a true story, straight out of the United States District Court in Massachusetts. A Reagan-appointed judge, Douglas P. Woodlock, didnt like the outcome of a trial and has issued an order for a new one. His official reason is that he...
  • Atlanta Bans Mexican ID Card After Anti-Illegal Immigration Activist Complaint

    05/01/2012 8:01:30 AM PDT · by montag813 · 9 replies
    Stand With Arizona ^ | 05-01-2012 | John Hill
    by John HillStand With Arizona A stalwart foe of illegal immigration has won a victory over sanctuary city policies in a major U.S. city. Atlanta has repealed an ordinance that recognized a particular Mexican ID - the infamous "Matricula Consular" card - for city government transactions. The city council voted to repeal the ordinance - which was adopted in 2004 - after a complaint was filed with the newly created state Immigration Enforcement and Review Board - which was created after passage of Georgia's Arizona-style immigration law H.B. 87 in July 2010. The complaint, filed in February by longtime...
  • Sheriff Arpaio: Ill Put up More Tents If Supreme Court Upholds Arizona Immigration Law

    04/30/2012 9:02:45 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 11 replies ^ | April 30, 2012 | Penny Starr
    ( If the Supreme Court decides in favor of Arizonas tough immigration bill, the Obama attorney arguing against SB 1070 predicted mass incarceration of Latinos. But Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio told that he does not see that as a problem in his jurisdiction. We lock up people all the time, Arpaio said in a phone interview last week. Since I started enforcement, weve arrested on the streets, investigated in our jails over 51,000. I didnt see any problem, other than the fact that some activists and politicians in Washington (dont) like me enforcing the illegal immigration...
  • Surge in child immigrants stresses support network

    04/30/2012 12:54:03 PM PDT · by traumer · 9 replies
    McALLEN, Texas (AP) - An unprecedented surge of children caught trudging through South Texas scrublands or crossing at border ports of entry without their families has sent government and nonprofit agencies scrambling to expand their shelter, legal representation and reunification services. On any given day this year, the U.S. Office of Refugee Resettlement has been caring for more than 2,100 unaccompanied child immigrants. The influx came to light last week when 100 kids were taken to Lackland Air Force Base near San Antonio for temporary housing. It was the first time the government has turned to the Defense Department -...
  • New Poll Finds the Majority of American Voters Support Arizona's Immigration Enforcement Law

    04/30/2012 1:15:51 PM PDT · by Iam1ru1-2 · 4 replies ^ |
    On Wednesday, the Supreme Court will listen to arguments in the Obama administration's lawsuit against Arizona's immigration-enforcement law. In advance of the hearing, public opinion polls are showing that by more than a 2-to-1 margin, Americans support Arizona's efforts and don't want the high court to overturn it. The recent poll about the Arizona's Support Our Law Enforcement and Safe Neighborhoods Act, SB 1070 shows: 65% of voters favor the law, while 31% oppose it. 84% of Republicans favor Arizonas law, while 46% of Democrats do. 51% majority of Democrats opposes the law. Independents favor the law by a 40...
  • Central Americans determined to trek north to U.S. [with liberal church help]

    04/29/2012 5:38:48 PM PDT · by chuck_the_tv_out · 8 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | Apr 29 | Guy Taylor
    TULTITLAN, Mexico About 200 impoverished and undocumented migrants recently packed into a small building in this ramshackle town 20 miles north of Mexico City. Nearly all were from Honduras and headed for the U.S. border. Almost none spoke a word in the shelters dark main room, where the only thing thicker than the smell of unwashed clothes was a sense of fear. Yeah, Im scared, said Victor Caseres, 26, who had traveled 750 miles by hopping freight trains to arrive at the shelter, one of more than a dozen run by the Catholic Church in Mexico to provide refuge...
  • Arizona v. United States: Reading the Tea Leaves of Oral Argument

    04/29/2012 1:38:22 AM PDT · by Flotsam_Jetsome · 20 replies
    American Thinker ^ | April 29, 2012 | Herbert W. Titus and WIlliam J. Olson
    The issue arose early in the oral argument, even before the solicitor general could make his claim of exclusivity. Justice Scalia kicked off, asking Mr. Clement whether he would concede "that the State has to accept within its borders all people who have no right to be there, that the Federal Government has no interest in removing ... and the State has no power to close its borders to people who have no right to be there." This time Mr. Clement answered: "I think my answer to that is no." But he did not back up his answer with either...
  • For first time since Depression, more Mexicans leave U.S. than enter

    04/28/2012 4:15:12 PM PDT · by arthurus · 38 replies
    Washington Post ^ | April 23, 2012 | Tara Bahrampour
    I think the massive boom in Mexican immigration is over and I dont think it will ever return to the numbers we saw in the 1990s and 2000s, said Douglas Massey, a professor of sociology and public affairs at Princeton University and co-director of the Mexican Migration Project, which has been gathering data on the subject for 30 years. Nearly 1.4 million Mexicans moved from the United States to Mexico between 2005 and 2010,
  • Voters Understand the Immigration Debate; Politicians Don't

    04/28/2012 9:06:10 AM PDT · by Mikey_1962 · 10 replies
    Rasmussen ^ | 4-27-12 | Rasmussen
    As the U.S. Supreme Court wrestles with the Obama administration's challenge of Arizona's crackdown on illegal immigration, the overall issue of immigration remains misunderstood by both political parties in Washington. Many Washington Republicans confuse voter opposition to illegal immigration with opposition to all immigration. Their remarks often contain an ugly tone toward those who want to come to America. Many Washington Democrats confuse public respect for hardworking immigrants with a belief that borders and immigration laws don't matter. Their remarks often contain an ugly tone toward those who believe the nation's immigration laws should be enforced. On the issues before...
  • High court's stance could spur immigration laws

    04/28/2012 9:30:36 AM PDT · by SmithL · 12 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 4/28/12 | DAVID CRARY
    Emboldened by signals that the U.S. Supreme Court may uphold parts of Arizona's immigration law, legislators and activists across the country say they are gearing up to push for similar get-tough measures in their states. "We're getting our national network ready to run with the ball, and saturate state legislatures with versions of the law," said William Gheen, president of Americans for Legal Immigration. "We believe we can pass it in most states." That goal may be a stretch, but lawmakers in about a dozen states told The Associated Press they were interested in proposing Arizona-style laws if its key...
  • If You Dont Believe in UFOs? Watch This! - Recent Mass UFO Sightings 2011

    04/28/2012 8:51:29 AM PDT · by Beave Meister · 38 replies
    UFO Video Compilation 2005-2011 AMAZING FOOTAGE! Real or Fake? It doesn't get any better than this!
  • [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 womans 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...
  • Caldern 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 Caldern, 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. Thats the conclusion I draw from the latest report of the Pew Hispanic Center on Mexican immigration to the United States. Pews 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 Attorneys Office and the victims 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 likelybe 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 Americanhistory. One of the main reasons listed in the US Declaration of Independence as reasonfor separation from GreatBritian 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 nations highest court over Arizonas 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 Arizonas Republican Gov. Jan Brewers 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 Zeroand Perhaps Less

    04/24/2012 8:15:28 PM PDT · by neverdem · 38 replies
    Pew Hispanic Center ^ | April 23, 2012 | Jeffrey Passel, DVera 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 immigrantsmore than half of whom came illegallythe net migration flow from Mexico to the United States has stoppedand 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 isnt 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!
  • Jail Lockdown After Race Riot

    04/25/2012 6:03:28 AM PDT · by AtlasStalled · 31 replies
    Friends of Ours ^ | 04/25/12 | Friends of Ours
    The 4th Ave Jail in Maricopa County, AZ is on lockdown after "a large scale fight involved 25 Hispanic and black inmates broke out" yesterday as reported by KSAZ: "the Mexican Mafia inmates are allegedly putting out orders to all Hispanic inmates to refuse to be housed with black inmates and to beat them up." The racial tension between Latino and black gang members has been a long-standing problem for prison officials across the country. Earlier this year 300 inmates were involved in a race riot at Kern Valley State Prison in Delano, CA after members from Southern Hispanics and...
  • Even Liberal Justice Sotomayor Shredded The Govt's Arguments Against Arizona's Immigration Law

    04/25/2012 1:27:54 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 75 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 04/25/2012 | Brett LoGiurato
    Signs it's not going well for this government and Solicitor General Donald Verrilli at the Supreme Court: when a traditionally liberal judge appointed by Barack Obama has no idea of the argument they're trying to make. Enter Justice Sonia Sotomayor: "Putting aside your argument that this -- that a systematic cooperation is wrong -- you can see it's not selling very well -- why don't you try to come up with something else?" she said to Verrilli. "Because I, frankly -- as the chief has said to you, it's not that it's forcing you to change your enforcement priorities. You don't have to take...
  • Supreme Court casts doubt on Obamas immigration law claim

    04/25/2012 12:21:28 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 50 replies
    washington times ^ | Wednesday, April 25, 2012 | By Stephen Dinan
    Supreme Court justices took a dim view of the Obama administrations claim that it can stop Arizona from enforcing immigration laws, telling government lawyers during oral argument Wednesday that the state appears to want to push federal officials, not conflict with them.The court was hearing arguments on Arizonas immigration crackdown law, which requires police to check the immigration status of those they suspect are in the country illegally, and would also write new state penalties for illegal immigrants who try to apply for jobs.The Obama administration has sued, arguing that those provisions conflict with the federal governments role in setting...
  • Valedictorian Facing Deportation Cool to Rubio's DREAM Act Redo

    04/25/2012 9:10:24 AM PDT · by posterchild · 22 replies
    ABC news via ^ | Mon Apr 23, 2012 | Arlette Saenz
    As he starts to preview what his alternative to the DREAM Act will look like, Sen. Marco Rubio often mentions the story of Daniela Pelaez, an 18-year-old valedictorian and aspiring molecular biologist who faces deportation because she is undocumented, as an example for why such a plan needs to be developed. But Pelaez, whose attendance at Dartmouth hinges on her ability to stay in the country, doesn't believe the sketch of Rubio's plan goes far enough. In an interview with ABC News, Pelaez expressed displeasure with the glimpse Rubio has offered of his upcoming proposal, arguing that it is "wrong"...
  • Supreme Court takes up Arizona immigration law

    04/25/2012 9:57:32 AM PDT · by DBeers · 22 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | April 25, 2012 | Mark Sherman
    Supreme Court justices strongly suggested Wednesday that they are ready to allow Arizona to enforce part of a controversial state law requiring police officers to check the immigration status of people they think are in the country illegally.Liberal and conservative justices reacted skeptically to the Obama administration's argument that the state exceeded its authority when it made the records check, and another provision allowing suspected illegal immigrants to be arrested without a warrant, part of Arizona law aimed at driving illegal immigrants elsewhere."You can see it's not selling very well," Justice Sonia Sotomayor told Obama administration Solicitor General Donald Verrilli.It...
  • Arizona Defends SB 1070: Border In The Court

    04/24/2012 6:13:30 PM PDT · by raptor22 · 7 replies
    IBD Editorials ^ | April 24, 2012
    Immigration: In an unusual move, Arizona's immigration law comes before the Supreme Court before its adjudication by lower courts. Will the high court let states protect their borders by enforcing federal laws the feds won't? The federal challenge to Arizona's SB 1070, the state law designed to help stem the flow of illegal aliens, is headed to an unexpectedly earlier resolution as the Supreme Court has expedited its review and begins hearing oral arguments on Wednesday. This can't be good news for an administration at war with both Arizona and the courts and already fearful that its landmark legislation, ObamaCare,...
  • Sen. Charles Schumer promises action on Arizona immigration law

    04/24/2012 2:09:15 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 46 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | April 24, 2102 | By Lisa Mascaro
    WASHINGTON -- On the eve of the Supreme Courts hearing of the Arizona immigration law, a top Democrat vowed to take congressional action if the high court upholds the states tough-on-immigration statute. The proposal from Sen. Charles E. Schumer (D-N.Y.) would surely extend the immigration debate and touch off a states rights fight with strong opinions on either side. Should the court uphold Arizonas SB 1070, Schumer said his proposal would prohibit states from enacting or enforcing their own immigration law penalties unless they are working in concert with the federal government. I believe it is simply too damaging to...
  • DNC chairwoman angers constituents by supporting new immigration jail [Debbie Hates Hispanics!]

    04/24/2012 5:21:06 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 13 replies
    Daily Callw ^ | 4/22/12 | Michael Volpe
    Congresswoman and Democratic National Committee chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz continues to publicly maintain her support for the controversial construction of a new immigration jail in her South Florida district, even as her liberal colleagues claim that such facilities contribute to family break-ups and the mistreatment of suspected illegal aliens.
  • Strong border controls and a lack of jobs prompt mass emigration of illegal Mexicans from the U.S.

    04/24/2012 6:42:50 AM PDT · by traumer · 32 replies
    The number of Mexican immigrants living illegally in the U.S. has dropped significantly for the first time in decades, showing a dramatic shift as many illegal workers are moving back to Mexico from the U.S. because there are so few job opportunities. The new analysis comes amid renewed debate over U.S. immigration policy as the Supreme Court hears arguments this week on Arizona's tough immigration law. Mexican immigrants make account for nearly 60 per cent of the illegal immigrant population in the U.S. and last year there were 6.1million in America. That number was down from its peak in 2007...
  • The US Has Finally Done It: Mexican Immigrants Become Emigrants

    04/24/2012 9:29:39 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 29 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 04/24/2012 | Tyler Durden
    You know it's bad when...the net flow of Mexicans into the US has fallen so much that there is a high probability that it is now in reverse ending around forty years of inward migration. The Pew Hispanic Center notes that the standstill - after more than 12 million current immigrants have entered the US - more than half of whom are illegal - appears to be the result of many factors including a weakened US job and construction market, tougher border enforcement, a rise in deportations, growing dangers associated with border crossing, a long-term decline in Mexico's birth...