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  • Jury sentences man (illegal alien) to 55 years for drunk driving crash that killed cop

    06/08/2012 9:48:03 AM PDT · by Redcat · 25 replies
    The Houston Chronicle ^ | 06-08-2012 | Brian Rogers
    Jurors Friday sentenced Johoan Rodriguez, a Mexican citizen in Houston illegally, to 55 years in prison for the drunk driving crash that killed a Houston police officer last year. He will have to serve at least half of that time before he is eligible for parole. Rodriguez, 27, pleaded guilty Monday to intoxication manslaughter, after hitting Kevin Will, a 38-year-old officer who was standing on the North Loop investigating a different drunk driving wreck. Jurors heard almost a week’s worth of evidence before being asked to determine the appropriate punishment. The defendant cried out and sobbed at hearing the decision...
  • Minnesota: Muslims walk off job in protest of new dress code, call Hamas-linked CAIR

    06/08/2012 5:08:32 AM PDT · by SJackson · 29 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | 6-8-12
    The new skirt length policy was instituted for safety reasons, but as far as these Muslim employees are concerned, safety be damned. It is all about forcing accommodation, in line with the principle that wherever Islamic law and practice conflict with American law and practice, American law and practice must give way. "New skirt length policy prompts Muslim walk-out at Minn. business," from KMSP TV, June 6 (thanks to all who sent this in): LE CENTER, Minn. (KMSP) - More than 30 Somali employees walked out in protest of dress code changes at a privately-owned business in Le Center, Minn....
  • DREAM Act Protesters Occupy Obama Campaign Office In Denver

    06/07/2012 9:54:22 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 18 replies ^ | June 7, 2012 | Wayne Harrison
    DENVER -- Two activists on a hunger strike occupied a Colorado campaign office for President Barack Obama on Thursday to demand that he sign an executive order allowing children of illegal immigrants to enroll in college and the military and pursue U.S. citizenship. Obama campaign staffers were using a back door to access the Denver field office as the protesters occupied a couch. The office was closed to the public. Veronica Gomez, 24, of Antioch, Calif., and Javier Hernandez, 23, of Denver, vowed to only drink fluids until Obama implements the DREAM Act, which would allow the children of illegal...
  • Poll: Most Americans think Arizona immigration law is "about right"

    06/07/2012 5:04:09 PM PDT · by tobyhill · 3 replies
    CBS ^ | 6/7/2012 | By Lucy Madison
    As the Supreme Court weighs a decision on Arizona's controversial immigration law this summer, a new CBS News/New York Times poll shows that more than half of Americans see the law as "about right." The legislation, which was signed into law in April 2010, is considered among the most stringent immigration laws in the nation. It requires Arizona law enforcement members to check the citizenship status of anyone they believe appears to be an undocumented immigrant -- and has incited much controversy about whether or not it effectively legalizes racial profiling in a state with a heavy Latino population. According...
  • Naked man chasing girl convicted of immigrant smuggling

    06/07/2012 4:38:11 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 14 replies
    Brownsville Herald ^ | June 07, 2012 | By JARED TAYLOR/The Monitor
    McALLEN Federal jurors Thursday convicted a San Juan man in an immigrant smuggling case involving a 16-year-old girl with whom he tried to have sex. Pedro Salazar, 56, was convicted Thursday of conspiracy and harboring illegal aliens in U.S. District Court in McAllen. Jurors spent less than three hours deliberating the verdict following a two-day trial. Prosecutors said a group of three illegal immigrants from El Salvador and Guatemala fled a two-vehicle accident Feb. 24.After the group hid in the brush for a few hours, they wandered down a road, where Salazar passed and asked if they needed help....
  • Mexican illegal immigrant arrested for sex assault in Phoenix, told cops he was 'desperate'

    06/07/2012 12:57:56 PM PDT · by kevcol · 19 replies
    Fox 10 News (Phoenix) ^ | June 7, 2012 | Julie Rose
    PHOENIX - An undocumented immigrant from Mexico has been arrested for sexual abuse. Police arrested Hiram David Giron Rascon, 27, on Tuesday night after police received a call about an attempted sexual assault. The victim told police a man approached her when she was walking in the area of Highland Ave and 24th St. The man came up behind her, grabbed her, and thrusted his pelvis into her backside. He then allegedly threw the victim onto the ground and got on top of her, pinning her down. The victim yelled stop and the suspect eventually got up and left. She...
  • Gov. Rick Scott: voter purge lawful, feds are wrong and breaking the law (tells DOJ to pound sand)

    06/07/2012 12:30:18 AM PDT · by Lancey Howard · 29 replies
    The Miami Herald ^ | June 6, 2012 | Marc Caputo and Steve Bousquet
    In a sharply-worded letter, the Scott administration all but dares the Justice Department to sue Florida for allegedly violating voting rights laws. ______________________________________________ Gov. Rick Scotts elections chief on Wednesday defiantly refused a federal demand to stop purging non-citizens from Floridas voter rolls, intensifying an election-year confrontation with President Barack Obamas administration as each side accuses the other of breaking federal law. In a sharply worded letter, Scotts administration claimed the Department of Justice doesnt understand two federal voting laws at the heart of the dispute and was protecting potentially illegal voters more than legal ones. Florida also accused another...
  • NM busts alleged driver's license fraud ring .

    06/06/2012 7:20:12 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 7 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | June 6, 2012 | Associated Press
    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. New Mexico authorities on Wednesday detailed what they called a "recipe for fraud" as they announced the bust of a sophisticated ring that specialized in helping illegal immigrants obtain fraudulent driver's licenses.
  • Gang-related shooting leaves man, pony dead in Little Mexico'

    06/05/2012 8:49:06 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 12 replies ^ | 5 June 2012 | Naxiely Lopez
    Investigators continue to search for a suspected gang member who killed a man and a pony and left another man in critical condition Monday night. A 25-year-old man who witnessed the gang-related shooting in the Little Mexico area spoke to a Monitor reporter Tuesday morning. The witness, who declined to reveal his identity, said he was talking with his neighbor Esteban Rangel, 29, outside Rangels home about 9:30 p.m. Monday, when a Ford Ranger pulled into the homes gated entrance. The witness stayed behind while Rangel and two of his friends walked up to the driver, he said. Both parties...
  • Should Palm Tran deny discounted bus passes to illegal immigrants?

    06/06/2012 2:09:07 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 5 replies
    Palm Beach Post (blog)‎ - ^ | June 6th, 2012 | Opinion Staff
    Palm Tran, Palm Beach Countys public bus service, sells $60 monthly passes to anyone who wants one. Poor residents are eligible to buy them at a discounted rate of $15. But now, poor illegal immigrants can no longer buy them at the discounted rate. The change has attracted protests from some immigrant-rights advocates, who say poor illegal immigrant families often include children whose parents may be less able to provide for them if they have to spend more on bus fares. But Palm Tran officials say it was never intended that bus fares for illegal immigrants be subsidized. West Palm...
  • Activists: Loss of bus discount hurts illegal immigrants

    06/06/2012 12:39:07 PM PDT · by kevcol · 19 replies
    The Palm Beach Post ^ | June 5, 2012 | Ana M. Valdes
    WEST PALM BEACH Palm Tran officials say they're selling fewer bus passes at a discount because, among other changes, they're not letting illegal immigrants buy them anymore. But some immigrant advocates say the rules leave some of the poorest residents of the county scrambling for ways to get to jobs or supermarkets. "They are relying more and more on taxis, which cost a lot more, and they are deferring going to doctors' appointments and social service appointments," Sergio Palacio, executive director of the Farmworker Coordinating Council of Palm Beach, told The Palm Beach Post last week. . . The...
  • Lawyer: Officials meet slain Mexican boy's parents

    06/06/2012 10:56:05 AM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 3 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | June 5, 2012 | JUAN CARLOS LLORCA, Associated Press
    EL PASO, Texas (AP) U.S. Justice Department officials met Tuesday with the parents of a 15-year-old Mexican boy who was fatally shot by a Border Patrol agent to explain why they have decided not to pursue a criminal case against the agent, an attorney for the family said.
  • Wal-Mart sex assault suspect [illegal alien] may have preyed on 20 boys, police say

    06/06/2012 10:23:58 AM PDT · by kevcol · 5 replies
    LA Times ^ | June 4, 2012 | Robert J. Lopez
    A man arrested on suspicion of sexually assaulting a child in an Oxnard Wal-Mart store may have preyed on as many as 20 boys in the area, police said Monday. Juan Francisco Gonzalez, 39, is suspected of assaulting boys between 7 and 10 years old, the Oxnard Police Department said. .. "Detectives believe there are about 20 young boys who were sexually assaulted by Gonzalez," the department said in a statement. ..Gonzalez was arrested May 26 in connection with the Wal-Mart assault. Police said a sexual assault was captured by the store's surveillance cameras. Gonzalez was being held at...
  • D.C. Council votes to limit reach of federal effort aimed at illegal immigration

    06/05/2012 6:04:01 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 4 replies
    Washington Post ^ | June 5, 2012 | Mihir Zaveri
    Federal officials on Tuesday launched a controversial program in the District that targets illegal immigration, but not without a fight from some city officials who argue the effort undermines trust between police and local immigrant communities. The program, known as Secure Communities, requires that arrestee fingerprints collected by local governments be shared with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement so the federal government can identify illegal immigrants and potentially move to detain or deport them. All other localities in the metropolitan area have been participating. But the D.C. Council on Tuesday quickly voted to limit the programs reach, saying it could...
  • Forest Service hit for Border Patrol call [called in interpreter]

    06/05/2012 9:23:47 AM PDT · by Hunton Peck · 15 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | Monday, June 4, 2012 | Stephen Dinan
    A federal department ruled last week that the Forest Service violated a Spanish-speaking womans civil rights by calling the Border Patrol to help translate during a routine stop, saying it was humiliating to Hispanics and an illicit backdoor way to capture more illegal immigrants. The ruling by the Agriculture Departments assistant secretary for civil rights could change policies nationwide as law enforcement agencies grapple with how far they can go in trying to help the Border Patrol while not running afoul of racial profiling standards. Assistant Secretary Joe Leonard Jr. said calling the Border Patrol automatically escalates encounters between Hispanics...
  • Battleship Earth: Does the Pentagon have the right weapons to fight off an alien invasion?

    06/05/2012 9:15:26 AM PDT · by C19fan · 92 replies
    Foreign Policy ^ | May 30, 2012 | Cara Parks and Joshua E. Keating
    As summer blockbuster season kicks into high gear, big-budget action movies like The Avengers, Battleship, and Prometheus remind us that there's one thing that unites Americans: Our shared fear of an alien attack. They also remind us that when the invading space fleet arrives, humanity is not going to surrender without a fight to our intergalactic invaders. Instead, we will band together to fight off their incredibly advanced weaponry with our ... well, with what, exactly? Are we really ready to battle our would-be alien overlords? Luckily, the Pentagon's Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, better known as DARPA, as well...
  • Smuggling ring uncovered during traffic stop, police say

    06/05/2012 8:40:48 AM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 7 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | June 04, 2012 | ScottMcCabe
    routine traffic stop resulted in the discovery of a human trafficking operation, according to law enforcement officials. Fairfax County police pulled over a white Ford E-350 with Texas plates on Interstate 66 on Wednesday and found 19 people jammed inside the van, including 18 illegal aliens, charging documents said. Police called in U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents, who charged two people with transportation of illegal aliens. Sixteen of the passengers were from Guatemala. The 17th, an unaccompanied 11-year-old girl, was from El Salvador. Overloaded vans are dangerous, experts say. In April, nine illegal immigrants were killed when a Chevy...
  • Historic Latino Gang Truce (bet you feel safer now)

    06/05/2012 5:59:19 AM PDT · by tellw · 15 replies
    Pacifica Radio / KPFA ^ | 31 May 2012 | Ernesto Arce
    A truce between two of the largest street gangs in the world went into effect this week. M-S-13 and 18th street signed a peace accord earlier this month in the capital of El Salvador. Representatives from both gangs said the truce was a gesture of good will for the people of El Salvador at a time when the country has been ravaged by crime and violence. In Los Angeles, dozens of gang interventionists and current and former gang members gathered to lend their support for the peace process. Pacificas Ernesto Arce files this report from Los Angeles.
  • Did aliens or God create the human race, asks Ridley Scott in 'Prometheus'

    06/04/2012 7:07:34 PM PDT · by Mandingo Conservative · 78 replies
    Did aliens create the human race? If so, does that negate the existence of God? Or, did God create the aliens? Despite the advancement of science and technology, Marshall-Green believes that humans will always have faith -- even if its one day proven that aliens were our creators, not God. I absolutely think that religion will always be a part of humanity, because it was one of the first inventions of man, he said.
  • Sheriff Joe Arpaio Named Worst Politician in America by Open-Borders PAC

    06/04/2012 6:17:38 PM PDT · by montag813 · 32 replies
    Stand With Arizona ^ | 06-04-2012 | John Hill
    by John HillStand With Arizona Congratulations to Sheriff Joe Arpaio for being named the "worst" state or local politician in America, by a left-wing open-borders political action committee (PAC) - one of many spending a fortune this year to try and defeat America's Toughest Sheriff. Immigrants' List unveiled the inductees into its second annual Local Hall of Shame. According to this far-left PAC, the "winners" share the following characteristics: These are politicians who have benefited politically from spreading fear and misinformation about immigration, and have enacted harmful policies that are hurting local economies and hurting families. Huh? Yes, we admit,...
  • Jury selection set for illegal immigrant in drunk driving crash that killed HPD officer

    06/04/2012 11:37:16 AM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 2 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | June 4, 2012 | Brian Rogers
    Jurors will be selected Monday to decide the fate of an illegal immigrant from Mexico who has admitted guilt in the drunken driving crash that killed 38-year-old Houston Police Officer Kevin Will last year. Johoan Rodriguez, 27, pleaded guilty Friday to intoxication manslaughter in the May 29, 2011 wreck on 610 North Loop freeway. He faces a maximum sentence of life in prison. His attorney, Rick DeToto, said he is also eligible for probation.
  • Woman barred from US after denying citizenship

    06/04/2012 7:57:04 AM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 33 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | June 4, 2012 | The Associated Press
    BROWNSVILLE, Texas (AP) A 20-year-old native Texan says she's barred from re-entering the country after she denied, under grilling by the U.S. Border Patrol, that she was a U.S. citizen.
  • MS-13 gang leader to serve 50 years for sex trafficking teens

    06/04/2012 6:32:17 AM PDT · by kevcol · 12 replies ^ | June 03, 2012 | Amanda Stewart
    ALEXANDRIA, Va. -- MS-13 gang leader to serve 50 years for sex trafficking teens in Northern Virginia A gang member was sentenced Friday to serve 50 years in prison for forcing girls as young as 14 to work as prostitutes in Northern Virginia. A jury at U.S. District Court in Alexandria in February found 24-year-old Rances Ulices Amaya, also known as Murder or Blue, guilty of conspiring to commit sex trafficking of a child and three counts of sex trafficking. According to an affidavit on file in federal court, Amaya, of Springfield, a leader of the criminal street gang Mara...
  • Florida Defies Holder, Rejects DOJ Demands to Stop Purging Non-Citizens from Voter Rolls

    06/03/2012 7:27:19 PM PDT · by montag813 · 105 replies
    Stand With Arizona ^ | 06-04-2012 | John Hill
    by John HillStand With ArizonaFlorida has drawn a line in the sand which must be adopted by every state against an Attorney General and administration which is increasingly abusing and distorting the law to stop efforts to keep illegal voters away from the polls this November. The Department of Justice this week demanded that Florida immediately cease its current massive purge of non-citizens and dead persons from its voter rolls, absurdly citing the outdated and outmoded Voting Rights Act of 1965. Well, now Florida has refused, saying it will not give up its efforts to make sure only legal citizens...
  • Researcher observes 330 illegal crossings in one night

    06/03/2012 3:39:07 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 18 replies ^ | 03 June 2012 | Chase Kamp Today Publications
    During the night of March 23, 2012, a researcher with the Center for Immigration Studies, a Washington immigration think tank, observed significant illegal activity in the Vekol Valley area that included 330 illegal entries, drug mules and an ultra-light plane performing a drug drop. The observation came along 12-mile stretch of border in the Tohono O'odham Indian Reservation in Arizona and extending into the United States northwest about 80 miles to the Sonoran Desert National Monument's Vekol Valley on I-8 and about another 20 miles north of the interstate. The area of observation is owned and operated by the federal...
  • Immigration Law Foes Tell Tourists not to visit Alabama

    06/03/2012 7:42:38 AM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 21 replies ^ | Jun 2nd, 2012 | Michael Burg
    Labor and civil rights groups that are not in agreement with the new Alabama immigration law are warning tourists to stay away from the state. The groups say the new tough law will encourage profiling. On Thursday, in a news conference held over the phone, the coalition leaders said they plan to also have demonstrations in front of all Hyundai car dealerships around the county to encourage the auto manufacturer from South Korea to publically take a stance against the law in Alabama.
  • Brownsville police urge public's help in finding fugitive

    06/02/2012 8:09:53 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09
    Valley Central ^ | 06.01.2012 | Daisy Martinez
    Brownsville Police Interim Chief Orlando Rodriguez said the investigation in the shooting of 21-year-old Yazmin Reyes of Brownsville is complete. He said it was her ex-boyfriend, 25-year-old Victor Manuel Hernandez, who shot her five times at her home on Keith Lane. However, Rodriguez said closing the case has become the challenge, since Hernandez is believed to have fled to Mexico to avoid authorities. "At this point we do believe he is a fugitive in Mexico we think that he may be with family - someone is hiding him out, Rodriguez said. While Hernandez runs, Reyes, continues her road to recovery....
  • DOJ sues Las Vegas casino for screening non-citizen workers

    06/02/2012 3:33:02 PM PDT · by aimhigh · 55 replies ^ | 06/01/2012 | Jim Kouri
    While proponents of immigration enforcement have been told that the federal government monitors the hiring of illegal aliens by the private sector, including adherence to the federal employment verification (I-9) program, Attorney General Eric Holder's Justice Department appears to have made a decision to penalize organizations that zealously comply. For example, on Thursday the Justice Department announced that it filed a civil lawsuit against the Tuscany Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada, accusing the company of engaging in "a pattern or practice of discrimination in the employment eligibility verification and re-verification process."
  • Inside Mexico's 'illegal immigrant theme park':

    06/02/2012 2:55:45 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 5 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 2 June 2012 | Helen Pow
    Inside Mexico's 'illegal immigrant theme park': Incredible footage gives taste of potentially deadly trip across the U.S. border-- An incredible new video has revealed a rare glimpse of what it's like for illegal immigrants who make the potentially deadly trip across the Mexican border into the United States. The EcoAlberto theme park in El Alberto, Mexico, offers tourists the chance to experience a simulated illegal U.S. border crossing and for the first time the bizarre tourist attraction has been caught on film. Vice documentary makers took a video camera along to expose just how scary it is for the thousands...
  • Family of man who died in Arizona desert may sue Border Patrol

    06/02/2012 12:56:28 PM PDT · by JoeProBono · 31 replies
    foxnews ^ | June 01, 2012
    The family of undocumented immigrant Idelfonso Martinez Sanchez, who died in the Arizona desert trying to cross into the United States after being deported, may sue the U.S. Border Patrol because they consider that the agents' long delayed search for him contributed to the tragedy. Martinez Sanchez, 39, had lived in the city of Vista, north of San Diego, for more than 20 years, and before his fatal attempt to return to the United States, he had tried unsuccessfully to reenter from Tijuana. One of his companions when detained by the Border Patrol told the agents that they had left...
  • Domestic dispute leads to high-speed accident in Basalt

    06/01/2012 7:53:02 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 5 replies
    The Aspen Times ^ | 06/01/2012 | Scott Condon
    BASALT A domestic dispute between a midvalley couple escalated into a high-speed car chase with speeds reported at 110 mph that ended with a five-vehicle crash in Basalt that law enforcement officials said easily could have led to tragedy. Jesenia Alvarez, 32, and Carlos Diaz, 36, both of the Blue Lake subdivision, are facing multiple charges in connection with the incident, which closed the eastbound lanes of Highway 82 at Willits Lane for 3 1/2 hours, according to the Basalt Police Department. They are being held in Pitkin County Jail. Basalt Sgt. Penny Paxton said Diaz and...
  • Meet the Radical DOJ Lawyer Forcing Florida to Keep Foreigners on the Voter Rolls

    06/01/2012 1:46:32 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 32 replies
    PJ Media ^ | June 1, 2012 | J. Christian Adams
    Yesterday, Eric Holders Voting Section ordered Florida to stop purging foreigners from the voter rolls. Two weeks ago, Florida found 53,000 dead voters registered to vote. Florida has also found non-citizens on the voter rolls and Secretary of State Ken Detzner has started the process of removing them. Not so fast, says Eric Holders DOJ. In a letter to Detzner, the DOJ says to stop removing foreigners from the rolls. The Voting Section makes a dubious argument under Section 8 of the National Voter Registration Act, a law the Obama administration has refused to enforce because of ideological opposition. The...
  • Bubonic Plague Black Death is here thanks to Obamas open borders illegal aliens

    06/01/2012 11:43:13 AM PDT · by jmaroneps37 · 30 replies ^ | June 1, 2012 | Derrick Hollenbeck
    In the 14th century Bubonic Plague killed about 25 million people inEurope. That same deadly disease is back and it has appeared inNew Mexico. There is good news and bad news about its immergence in our country: it can be treated which is good news; but the bad news is even treated cases will lead to a mortality rate of up to 15%. We have this medieval disease here in our midst thanks to Barack Obamas open borders policy. Obamas immigration policy is a fake just as he is. It is designed to appear to be tough and effective but...
  • Illegal immigrant sex offender [child molester] sentenced for third return to U.S.

    06/01/2012 11:27:27 AM PDT · by kevcol · 7 replies
    The Examiner (Washington) ^ | May 31, 2012 | Scott McCabe
    An illegal immigrant who was deported on two occasions after he sexually assaulted a 12-year-old girl in Montgomery County, only to return to the area, was sentenced to more than four years in prison as a dangerous criminal alien after being busted for drunk driving. Dagoberto Tiznado, 33, will be deported for a third time once he finishes his time behind bars, officials said. Tiznado was sentenced in federal court in Maryland to 50 months in prison on a charge of illegally re-entering the United States as a convicted criminal alien.
  • Feds order Florida to halt ongoing push to remove ineligible voters from rolls.

    06/01/2012 10:00:35 AM PDT · by carriage_hill · 125 replies
    Fox News ^ | June 1, 2012 | AP
    TALLAHASSEE, Fla Federal authorities are demanding that Florida halt its push to remove ineligible voters from the voter rolls. In a move that comes just months before the state could play a pivotal role in the 2012 presidential election, the U.S. Department of Justice contends that the state is violating federal law in its effort to identify and remove ineligible voters. The state's effort has already come under fire from local election supervisors who belong to both political parties, as well as Democratic members of Congress and voting rights groups. Chris Cate, a spokesman for the Florida Department of...
  • Twenty Things this Conservative Believes

    05/31/2012 10:21:17 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 60 replies ^ | June 1, 2012 | John Hawkins
    1) Any illegal alien caught in this country should be forever barred from legally visiting this country, working here, or becoming an American citizen. 2) If you take welfare or food stamps or if your kids have to get free meals at school, you should be ashamed. Your kids should feel ashamed by your failure, too. 3) There is no such thing as a conflict between Christianity and science or a reason for any Christian to have his religious beliefs override any conclusions that he'd reach by simply following the science. Any and all apparent conflicts between science and God...
  • Feds to Florida: halt non-citizen voter purge

    06/01/2012 7:13:51 AM PDT · by Innovative · 46 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | May 31, 2012 | Marc Caputo
    The Justice Department told Florida election officials that they must stop their non-citizen voters purge. Florida argues it is not violating any law. The Justice Department ordered Florida’s elections division to halt a systematic effort to find and purge the state’s voter rolls of noncitizen voters. Florida’s effort appears to violate both the 1965 Voting Rights Act, which protects minorities, and the 1993 National Voter Registration Act – which governs voter purges – T. Christian Herren Jr., the Justice Department’s lead civil rights lawyer, wrote in a detailed two-page letter sent late Thursday night. State officials said they were reviewing...
  • Florida Pol Introduces GOP Alternative to DREAM Act

    06/01/2012 8:55:15 AM PDT · by kevcol · 8 replies
    Fox News Latino ^ | May 31, 2012 | Roque Planas
    The Republican Party is officially dreaming. Rep. David Rivera, a Southern Florida Republican, introduced a conservative alternative to the DREAM Act to Congress on Wednesday, ahead of rising GOP star Marco Rubio's version. Riveras bill, Studying Towards Adjusted Residency Status Act, or STARS, would allow some undocumented students who enroll for college to stay in the country legally and eventually apply for citizenship.
  • Bill would end car impounds for unlicensed drivers

    05/31/2012 10:09:55 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 12 replies
    The Associated Press ^ | May. 31, 2012 | The Associated Press
    SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- Illegal immigrants will no longer have to fear losing their vehicles during routine traffic stops if a bill passed by the Assembly becomes law.
  • Illegal immigrant accused in Ross Township rape accidentally deported

    05/31/2012 3:43:42 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 12 replies
    WPXI ^ | May 31, 2012 | WPXI
    PITTSBURGH An illegal immigrant who was accused in a 2009 Ross Township rape was accidentally deported to Mexico before going to trial. The victim said she's outraged and lives in fear knowing that the man accused of brutally beating and raping her outside of a North Hills restaurant is free. "You think you are going to get answers in a government that you've always believed in, that there's justice. But justice isn't for the victim," the woman said.
  • ACLU vs. SB-1070 again [You won't believe it]

    05/31/2012 11:04:54 AM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies
    Attorney Dan Pochoda of the American Civil Liberties Union, whose organization represents some of the challengers, said Bolton's new ruling provides an opportunity to present a new set of arguments about why SB 1070 is unconstitutional. He said arguments range from the likelihood of racial profiling to whether the time spent questioning someone about legal status amounts to an illegal arrest. This order does not address the merits of those claims; it only clears the way for the plaintiffs to make their case in court. The lawsuit was brought by organizations like Friendly House and Coalicion de Derechos Hermanos, along...
  • Minority Voting Rights Under Threat From ID Laws, Attorney General Warns

    05/30/2012 10:25:16 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 31 replies
    Guardian (UK) ^ | May 30, 2012 | hris McGreal
    Minority Voting Rights Under Threat From ID Laws, Attorney General Warns State legislation drafted ostensibly to prevent voter fraud could prevent thousands of African Americans from voting this year Chris McGreal 30 May 2012 US attorney general Eric Holder addresses the Congressional Black Caucus Faith Leaders Summit and National Black Churches Annual Consultation in Washington. Photograph: Chip Somodevilla/Getty The US attorney general, Eric Holder, has warned that gains of the civil rights struggle hang in the balance in the face of a determined effort by many states to roll back laws ensuring the right to vote. Holder told a Washington...
  • Voter ID amendment question challenged by ACLU

    05/31/2012 5:37:56 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 27 replies
    pioneer press ^ | 5-31-12 | billy salisbury
    The American Civil Liberties Union has asked the Minnesota Supreme Court to keep off the Nov. 6 ballot a proposed constitutional amendment that would require voters to show a photo ID. The ACLU petition, filed Wednesday, May 30, argues that the ballot question is misleading and fails to inform voters of changes in election law that could undermine their right to vote. "The question is misleading and false," said Charles Samuelson, ACLU Minnesota's executive director. The question asks voters whether the state constitution should be amended to "require all voters to present valid photo identification to vote."
  • Federal indictment also names company that housed illegal immigrants [incl molestor]

    05/31/2012 5:07:13 AM PDT · by kevcol · 5 replies
    Williamsport Sun-Gazette (PA) ^ | May 31, 2012 | Mark Maroney
    A Texas company and a field operations supervisor stand accused of conspiring to harbor and transport Mexican workers living in Williamsport but not permitted to live or work in the U.S., employing them as part of a team doing seismic and surface mapping surveys for the oil and gas industry. GPX, a seismic surveying company based in Sealy, Texas, and its field operations supervisor, Douglas C. Wiggill, 42, of Fort Worth, Texas, are named in a grand jury indictment charging the company and Wiggill with harboring and transporting illegal aliens and conspiracy to commit those offenses, according to U.S. Attorney...
  • Students Press for Action on Immigration

    05/30/2012 5:59:03 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 19 replies
    The New York Times ^ | May 30, 2012 | JULIA PRESTON
    Young illegal immigrants, saying President Obama has done little to diminish the threat of deportations they face despite repeated promises, have started a campaign to press him to use executive powers to allow them to remain legally in the The campaign is led by the United We Dream Network, the largest organization of young immigrants here illegally who would be eligible for legal status under a proposal in Congress known as the Dream Act. The young people are among the most visible activists in a growing immigrant movement. Their push to focus pressure on the White House reflects deep frustration...
  • Senator David Vitter: End Handouts for Illegals

    05/30/2012 1:49:42 PM PDT · by neverdem · 26 replies
    National Review Online ^ | May 30, 2012 | David Vitter
    The federal government is handing out $4.2 billion a year to illegal aliens.This isn’t some service benefit that illegal aliens are receiving, like taxpayer-subsidized health care or education. And it’s not a tax deduction or a non-refundable tax credit, which would require recipients to actually pay taxes in order to receive the benefit. It’s a refundable tax credit, a taxpayer-funded check from the federal government. And the government requires no proof that the recipient is actually eligible under the law, which illegals are not.Abuse of this tax benefit is one of the most ridiculous examples of fraud adding to...
  • In Alabama, strict immigration law sows discord

    05/30/2012 11:06:00 AM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 34 replies
    Reuters ^ | May 30, 2012 | Daniel Trotta and Tom Bassing
    He was afraid his seasonal migrant workforce might not return for the summer picking season, opting to stay away rather than risk running afoul of Alabama's stringent immigration law. The crew he awaits is picking the Florida harvest. "I had to cut back my planting not knowing if the labor is going to be available," said Copeland, 47, who planted just two-thirds of his 30 acres on the far side of Straight Mountain in northeastern Blount County. "I don't know what we're going to do if they run every illegal out of here. It's going to be hard to stay...
  • The 'new AIDS of the Americas': Experts warn of deadly insect-borne disease

    05/30/2012 7:42:36 AM PDT · by bkopto · 47 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | May 29, 2012 | Staff
    The parasitic illness called Chagas Disease has similarities to the early spread of HIV, according to a new study. An estimated 10 million people worldwide are infected with most sufferers in Bolivia, Mexico, Columbia and Central America, as well as approximately 30,000 people in the U.S.... The disease - once largely contained to Latin America - has spread into the U.S due to increases in travel and immigration.
  • Unlicensed [illegal alien] Sparks doctor [performing boob and nose jobs] pleads guilty

    05/30/2012 7:31:52 AM PDT · by kevcol · 2 replies ^ | May 27, 2012 | News
    RENO, Nev. (AP) A Sparks man accused of performing cosmetic surgeries in homes without a medical license has pleaded guilty to a felony count of practicing medicine without a license. . . He's accused of targeting illegal immigrants who were looking for nose jobs, stomach staplings and other cosmetic surgery. Authorities say three victims were not seriously injured by the medical work. Deputy District Attorney Nathan Edwards says Orozco-Abundis is an illegal immigrant whose July 17 sentencing will likely be followed by a deportation order for his removal from the country.
  • Drunken driver [illegal alien] injures mother, daughter in Metairie hit-run [then released!]

    05/29/2012 8:56:37 PM PDT · by kevcol · 12 replies
    The Times-Picayune ^ | May 29, 2012 | Michelle Hunter
    Authorities say a drunken driver injured two women in a head-on collision in Metairie on Saturday, then fled the scene. Deputies later arrested Jesus Guzman-Gomez, 22, of Metairie, an arrest report said. . . Guzman-Gomez was headed westbound in a maroon Jeep Cherokee when he veered inexplicably into the eastbound lanes, an arrest report said. Guzman-Gomez's vehicle crashed head-on into a red Jeep Cherokee being driven by an unidentified 49-year-old woman, Fortunato said. He then drove off without stopping or identifying himself, the report said. The driver of the red Jeep Cherokee suffered head, neck and back injuries, the...