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  • Driver, others flee scene of morning crash in York Township [illegals, of course]

    05/04/2012 11:40:58 AM PDT · by kevcol · 29 replies
    WPMT (PA) ^ | May 2, 2012 | Paul Smith
    YORK TOWNSHIP— The driver of a Strathmeyer Forests Inc., van and possibly others riding in the van that struck a car at the intersection of Cape Horn Road and Starlight Drive this morning and fled the scene on foot, according to responders. It happened just before 8am. The female driver of the car was taken to York Hospital after being extricated from her vehicle. UPDATE: York Area Regional Police issued a release that a hit and run accident occurred on Cape Horn Road at Starlight Drive and 6 Hispanic males ran west from scene. Two have been apprehended, and...
  • DOJ: Ala. immigration law harming Hispanic students

    05/04/2012 11:01:15 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 16 replies
    wsfa.com ^ | May 4, 2012
    In a letter to the State Superintendent Dr. Tommy Bice, the DOJ said that absences among Hispanics tripled immediately following the enactment of the immigration law. The DOJ's investigation concentrated on the Section 28 of the law, which requires school districts to collect information on immigration status from students at the time of enrollment. However, the law does not ban undocumented immigrants from attending school. In the letter the DOJ said attendance records show that while absentee rates for other student groups remained static before and after the enactment of Section 28, absentee rates and withdrawals from school increased sharply...
  • Sheriff Joe Sweeps Nab 49 Illegals – Including One Armed with AK-47

    05/03/2012 4:54:38 PM PDT · by montag813 · 18 replies
    Stand With Arizona ^ | 05-02-2012 | John Hill
    by John HillStand With Arizona It's been a busy week for Sheriff Joe Arpaio and his Maricopa County Sheriff's Office (MCSO) deputies, as they have captured 49 illegal aliens being smuggled into the U.S. in multi-point sweeps across the region over the past 5 days, including 15 arrested this morning alone. And as in nearly 80% of such cases involving MCSO, most of the illegals were headed for states other than Arizona. On Tuesday afternoon, sheriff's detectives were investigating two vehicles near Fountain Hills for human smuggling. The first vehicle contained 10 illegal aliens, including the coyote, which were heading...
  • Obama’s Cinco de Mayo wish: Signing the DREAM Act

    05/03/2012 3:56:06 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 14 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | May 3, 2012 | Olivier Knox
    President Barack Obama hosted a Cinco de Mayo party at the White House -- "even though it's only tres de mayo, we just like to get the fiesta started early around here" -- and promised to push for a comprehensive overhaul of America's immigration policies if he's reelected. "There's still plenty of unfinished business, including fixing our broken immigration system," he said. "It's long past the time that we unleash the promise of all our young people and make the DREAM Act a reality." Mitt Romney has vowed to veto the legislation, which would allow some undocumented immigrants brought to...
  • [South Texas Mexicans]2 charged after 115 immigrants stashed in Edinburg

    05/03/2012 3:05:49 PM PDT · by SwinneySwitch · 6 replies
    The Monitor ^ | May 03, 2012 | Jared Taylor
    EDINBURG — Two men face human smuggling charges after authorities detained 115 illegal immigrants who claimed they had been starved and held against their will. Border Patrol agents detained Vicente Ortiz Soto, 24, and Marcial Salas Gardunio, 24, after Edinburg police received an emergency call from inside a stash house Wednesday on the 2800 block of East University Drive. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents named four people, from Honduras and El Salvador, as witnesses kept inside the stash house, a criminal complaint states. They told agents Salas fed them little, locked the illegal immigrants inside the stash house and offered...
  • NBC: Tax loophole costs billions

    05/03/2012 11:12:51 AM PDT · by Beave Meister · 34 replies
    NBC ^ | 4/26/2012 | Bob Segall
    Millions of illegal immigrants are getting a bigger tax refund than you. Eyewitness News shows 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! Note: This is part one in a two-part series. Read part two here. INDIANAPOLIS - Inside 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...
  • Immigration Enforcement Group Attacked By Occupy Mob

    05/03/2012 11:39:25 AM PDT · by BuckeyeTexan · 5 replies
    Breitbart: Big Government ^ | 05/03/2012 | Lee Stranahan
    In a visceral display of the left’s desire to shut down speech they don’t agree with, a group of May Day Occupy marchers in New York City attacked counter-protesters from the group NY-iCE, an organization that supports enforcement of immigration laws. Dozens of marchers stopped their march in order to taunt, bully and scream at the small contingent holding up a banner with the Statue of Liberty on it that read ‘No Trespassing’ and gave the groups contact info. Eventually, the mob tears the group’s banner and sends them fleeing.
  • Muslim US ICE Intelligence Officer Under Cloud of Suspicion over Financial Scam

    05/02/2012 8:20:16 AM PDT · by LSUfan · 6 replies
    Shariah Finance Watch ^ | 2 May 2012 | Unknown
    This news story proves the adage that truth is indeed stranger than fiction. It seems that a US Department of Homeland Security Immigration and Customs Enforcement intelligence officer has been embroiled in serious financial impropriety. But wait, that isn’t even HALF the story. It gets much worse. This intelligence officer is a former colonel in the Jordanian Air Force named Ahmed Abdallat.
  • DEPORT THE GOP ESTABLISHMENT ... Ann Coulter

    05/03/2012 4:46:23 AM PDT · by Rummyfan · 34 replies
    Ann Coulter Dot Com ^ | 1 May 2012 | Ann Coulter
    On no issue is the elite/American divide so great as on immigration. For decades, a majority of Americans have wanted to decrease immigration. Not just illegal immigration -- all immigration. Nearly three times as many Americans support reducing immigration as want it to stay the same, according to Gallup polls. A grand total of 5 percent of the population want to increase legal immigration -- 10 times less than want to decrease it. I myself would like to deport the people responsible for our current immigration policies. Our official policy is to turn away scientists in order to make room...
  • [Texas:]New Title Proposed for those of Hispanic Heritage: Hispanic-Latino

    05/03/2012 8:57:57 AM PDT · by SwinneySwitch · 19 replies
    KGNS ^ | May 1, 2012 | Carolina Garcia
    State Representative Richard Peña Raymond speaks to us about a proposal he is taking to the capitol in a couple of months. The proposal aims to eliminate denominations such as Hispanic, Latino, or Chicano and identify all those of Hispanic descendents as Hispanic-Latinos. Our reporter Carolina Garcia has that story. Armando Garcia says he is Hispanic because he was born in the U.S. if you've ever filled out a survey asking for your ethnicity you may be among the thousands that for a second stop and wonder what box the should select Hispanic, Latino, Chicano perhaps Mexican American or even...
  • MoveOn’s Quest to Outlaw the Term “Illegal Immigrant” [claims its hate speech - barf]

    05/03/2012 6:40:29 AM PDT · by kevcol · 29 replies
    FrontPageMag ^ | May 3rd, 2012 | Joseph Klein
    Just when you would think that the far Left Obama booster organization MoveOn.org could not get any more ridiculous, it sinks to ever lower levels of absurdity. The latest example involves MoveOn’s push to render the phrase “illegal aliens” or “illegal immigrants” hate speech. A video posted last week at MoveOn.org’s website charges that calling illegal immigrants “illegal” fits the definition of a hate crime and calls for the word “illegal” to be abolished when describing individuals entering the United States illegally. They would prefer using adjectives such as “undocumented” immigrants or “unauthorized” immigrants.
  • Mother Straps Cash to Daughters, Sister to Smuggle into Mexico

    05/02/2012 6:41:16 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 14 replies
    Hispanically Speaking News ^ | May 1, 2012 | LATINO BLOTTER
    A mother in Texas has been arrested for allegedly using her children and teenage sister to smuggle narco cash from Dallas to Mexico. After pulling over Betzabeth Perez-Torres, 23, in a Mercedes Benz in Combes en route to Brownsville, an officer noticed the three children in the car were fidgeting. The officer became suspicious when Perez-Torres told the children to stop fidgeting and to keep their coats on. The officer eventually discovered the children had cash in plastic bags wrapped around their waists and hidden by the coats. The two younger children, aged 2 and 6, are said to have...
  • Fresh Raids Target Illegal Hiring

    05/02/2012 5:17:41 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 2 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | May 2, 2012 | MIRIAM JORDAN
    The Department of Homeland Security, continuing its crackdown on employers who hire illegal immigrants, has ordered hundreds of companies in recent weeks to submit their hiring records for inspection. This year's first "silent raids" haven't been publicly announced by Immigration and Customs Enforcement, the DHS agency that conducts them. But an ICE spokeswoman confirmed on Tuesday that as of March 29, the agency had notified 500 businesses "of all sizes and types" to turn over I-9 employment-eligibility forms and other documents for audits. "These inspections will determine whether or not the businesses are complying with their employment-eligibility verification requirements," said...
  • 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: ‘I’ll 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 Arizona’s 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 Arizona’s SB 1070 and deportations. “We’re 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
    WBIW.com ^ | April 27, 2012 | WBIW.com
    (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 Hernández-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, didn’t 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: ‘I’ll Put up More Tents’ If Supreme Court Upholds Arizona Immigration Law

    04/30/2012 9:02:45 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 11 replies
    CNSNews.com ^ | April 30, 2012 | Penny Starr
    (CNSNews.com) – If the Supreme Court decides in favor of Arizona’s tough immigration bill, the Obama attorney arguing against SB 1070 predicted “mass incarceration” of Latinos. But Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio told CNSNews.com 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, we’ve arrested on the streets, investigated – in our jails over 51,000. “I didn’t see any problem, other than the fact that some activists and politicians in Washington (don’t) 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
    numbersusa.com ^ | numbersusa.com
    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 Arizona’s 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 shelter’s dark main room, where the only thing thicker than the smell of unwashed clothes was a sense of fear. “Yeah, I’m 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 don’t 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 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
    businessinsider.com ^ | 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
    Townhall.com ^ | 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.