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  • Report: Deportations hit record number

    06/15/2012 7:20:08 AM PDT · by RC one · 16 replies
    poliico ^ | | 7/22/11 7:30 AM EDT | ELIAS GROLL
    The Obama administration deported nearly 400,000 people last year – a record – with the number driven up by those tossed out for traffic violations and drunken driving, according to a report on Friday. The focus on ousting those with relatively minor offenses raises questions about whether the administration has lived up to its promise to focus on deporting the most dangerous offenders, the Associated Press says. During the fiscal year that ended in Sept. 30, 393,000 people were deported, and half of those were considered criminals. Of the criminal deportations, 7 percent were based on traffic violations, 23 percent...
  • Obama makes election-year change in deportation policy (desperation time for Waldo!)

    06/15/2012 9:01:37 AM PDT · by AngelesCrestHighway · 34 replies
    The Hill ^ | 06/15/2012 | Jonathan Easley and Jordy Yager
    The Obama administration announced Friday it will stop deporting illegal immigrants who come to the country at a young age. The politically charged decision comes as Obama faces a tough reelection fight against Republican Mitt Romney, with Hispanic voters in swing states seen as a key bloc. The change in policy could allow as many as 800,000 immigrants who came to the United States illegally not only to remain in the country without fear of being deported, but to work legally, according to a senior administration official speaking to reporters Friday.
  • Obama on DREAM Act: Can't "just change the laws unilaterally" Transcript (Flashback Sept. 28, 2011)

    06/15/2012 9:03:24 AM PDT · by Nachum · 7 replies
    Chicago Sun Times ^ | Sept. 28, 2011 | Lynn Sweet
    Obama on the DREAM Act: "I just have to continue to say this notion that somehow I can just change the laws unilaterally is just not true. We are doing everything we can administratively. But the fact of the matter is there are laws on the books that I have to enforce. And I think there's been a great disservice done to the cause of getting the DREAM Act passed and getting comprehensive immigration passed by perpetrating the notion that somehow, by myself, I can go and do these things. It's just not true." THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the...
  • Obama's new desperate bombshell to 'recruit' the Latino - vote "amnesty" for illegals

    06/15/2012 9:08:44 AM PDT · by Milagros · 8 replies
    Anything to get elected. The "new" immigration law by propagandist Obama a mere few months before the elections. Obama to order immunity for young illegal immigrants, Los Angeles Times, June 15, 2012
  • Allen West Blasts Obama Overriding Congress on Dream Act as ‘Rule by Edict’

    Responding to Obama’s plan to override Congress in order to grant immunity to young illegals, Rep. Allen West says that we are getting away from representative government and are starting to live under a ‘rule by edict’. He adds that this proposal has more to do with political expediency than finding an appropriate solution to our immigration problem:
  • Obama: I Can't Just Suspend Deportations Through Executive Order, There Are Laws on on the Books

    06/15/2012 9:56:34 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 12 replies
    Obama: I Can't Just Suspend Deportations Through Executive Order, There Are Laws on on the Books That was then, this is now. Daniel Halper June 15, 2012 12:19 PM In March 2011, speaking at Univision town hall in Washington, D.C., Barack Obama firmly stated that, as president, he can't simply "suspend deportations" with only an executive order. "With respect to the notion that I can just suspend deportations through executive order, that’s just not the case, because there are laws on the books that Congress has passed," President Obama said then. His statement then was in response to this straight...
  • ‘Immigration Reform’ Does Not Automatically Equal ‘Amnesty’ (Stabbed in the back)

    06/15/2012 10:12:38 AM PDT · by C19fan · 19 replies
    National Review Online - The Corner ^ | June 15, 2012 | Tom Minnery
    Webster’s dictionary defines “amnesty” as “a general pardon for offenses, especially political offenses, against a government, often granted before any trial or conviction.” Unfortunately, far too many others define it as the only possible thing anyone means when calling for “immigration reform,” as Focus on the Family did this week. The emotion behind the assumption is understandable. Immigration reform remains a hotly contested issue that stirs up a great deal of passion on all sides. At Focus on the Family, we have a wide range of perspectives as to what might solve what is clearly a problem in the way...
  • AP sources: Immunity offered to certain immigrants

    06/15/2012 6:48:15 AM PDT · by Tarantulas · 159 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 6-15-2012 | Alicia A. Caldwell
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration will stop deporting and begin granting work permits to younger illegal immigrants who came to the U.S. as children and have since led law-abiding lives. The election-year initiative addresses a top priority of an influential Latino electorate that has been vocal in its opposition to administration deportation policies. The policy change, described to The Associated Press by two senior administration officials, will affect as many as 800,000 immigrants who have lived in fear of deportation. It also bypasses Congress and partially achieves the goals of the so-called DREAM Act, a long-sought but never enacted...
  • Amnesty? Immunity? No, Napolitano Calls It a 'Deferred Action Process'

    06/15/2012 8:18:49 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 30 replies
    Amnesty? Immunity? No, Napolitano Calls It a 'Deferred Action Process' By Susan Jones June 15, 2012 Subscribe to Susan Jones's posts (CNSNews.com) - President Obama will discuss his administration's apparent end-run around Congress on immigration policy at 1:15 p.m. on Friday. Meanwhile, straight from the Homeland Security News release: Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano today announced that effective immediately, certain young people who were brought to the United States as young children, do not present a risk to national security or public safety, and meet several key criteria will be considered for relief from removal from the country or...
  • OUTRAGE: Obama Bypasses Congress; Gives Amnesty, Work Permits to 1 Million Illegal Aliens

    06/15/2012 9:18:19 AM PDT · by montag813 · 55 replies
    Stand With Arizona ^ | 06-15-2012 | John Hill
    by John HillStand With Arizona He's done it again. After enacting a virtual amnesty-by-decree for 300,000 illegal aliens last August, Obama is once again showing his total contempt for the rule of law by announcing a new amnesty and work permits for up to 1 million illegal aliens - effective immediately.DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano today announced that effective immediately, people who were brought to the United States before the age of 16 and meet certain criteria will be considered for relief from removal from the country or from entering into removal proceedings. Those eligible will receive deferred action for a...
  • BHO,you want to grant immunity to young illegals, while 50% young American remain unemployed

    06/15/2012 8:29:25 AM PDT · by Trueblackman · 25 replies
    Vanity | June 15, 2012 | Trueblackman
    Well it would seem after a bad week for President Obama, he and his officials have chosen to grant immunity to young illegals under the age of 30, who were brought here by their parents as children, the plan is suppose grant work visas to illegals who have GED, Diplomas and have served in the military. Now my question happens to be is, "What about those young Americans who have not been able to find work in the last 3 years, Mr. President you should be more concerned about them than pandering to the illegals!" As a American, who happens...
  • Obama administration to offer immunity to up to 800,000 illegals

    06/15/2012 8:02:36 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 180 replies
    Fox News ^ | 6-15-12 | Fox News
    WASHINGTON — The Obama administration will stop deporting and begin granting work permits to younger illegal immigrants who came to the U.S. as children and have since led law-abiding lives. The policy change, described to The Associated Press by two senior administration officials, will affect as many as 800,000 immigrants who have lived in fear of deportation. It also bypasses Congress and partially achieves the goals of the so-called DREAM Act, a long-sought but never enacted plan to establish a path toward citizenship for young people who came to the United States illegally but who have attended college or served...
  • Fox: US Government to seek work permits for younger illegals

    06/15/2012 6:47:49 AM PDT · by pabianice · 16 replies
    Fox News Channel (no link) | 6/15/12
    Per Fox News Channel. Obama Administration announces it will no longer deport younger illegals. Instead, will seek work permits for them to stay in the country.
  • Rubio's Nightmare Act Folly

    06/14/2012 7:54:14 PM PDT · by RitaOK · 18 replies
    Redstate.com ^ | June 14, 2012 | Daniel Horowitz
    Why is a group of Republicans, led by Senator Marco Rubio, hell-bent on fumbling the football at the goalpost while Democrats are losing on the issue of illegal immigration? Yet, it is also possible that Senator Rubio will snatch defeat from the jaws of victory and introduce some version of the Dream Act.
  • Supreme Court is Set to Rule on Arizona's Immigration Law

    06/14/2012 8:13:26 PM PDT · by tselatysr · 37 replies
    Tea Party Tribune ^ | 2012-06-14 17:40:19 | Scott Rohter
      The Supreme Court is Set to Rule on Arizona's Tough New Illegal Immigration Law, SB 1070 By Scott Rohter, June 2012Based on the oral arguments, and the type of questions that were raised by the Supreme Court Justices, especially from the Court's first and only Hispanic Justice, Sonia Sotomayor who is also the newest member of the Court, the United States Supreme Court seems un-likely to strike down Arizona's tough new illegal immigration law, SB 1070. "Why don't you try to come up with something else?" is just one example of Justice Sotomayor's questions that she addressed to Solicitor...
  • Oklahoma, New Mexico horse-racing tracks linked to Mexican drug cartel, Feds say.

    06/14/2012 5:24:56 PM PDT · by Tammy8 · 15 replies
    Fox News ^ | June 13, 2012
    RUIDOSO, N.M. – In the stables at a prominent quarter horse track in New Mexico, workers quietly nicknamed Jose Trevino Morales's stables as the "Zetas' stables" and say they often saw people show up with bags of cash to buy the horses. On Tuesday, authorities raided those stables and a horse ranch in Oklahoma accusing Trevino and others of running a sophisticated money-laundering operation connected to one of Mexico's most powerful and ruthless drug cartels. Federal authorities accuse Trevino's older brother, Miguel Angel Trevino Morales, a key figure in the Zetas drug operation, of setting up the horse operation that...
  • GOP Immigration Hawk Rebuffs Rubio and Rivera DREAM Act Proposals

    06/14/2012 12:32:50 PM PDT · by kevcol · 27 replies
    Fox News Latino ^ | June 13, 2012 | Elizabeth Llorente
    One of Congress’s ranking Republicans on immigration says he will not support either of the two measures by fellow Republicans that would spare undocumented immigrants brought to the United States as minors from deportation. Rep. Steve King, the vice chairman of the House immigration subcommittee, told Fox News Latino that measures permitting undocumented immigrants to stay in the U.S. reward lawbreakers. King, who is from Iowa, said that Florida Rep. David Rivera’s bill, called “Studying Towards Adjusted Residency Status Act,” or STARS – which was introduced in May – “meets the definition of amnesty.” STARS would allow some undocumented students...
  • Latest cover of Time Magazine: 35 illegal aliens claiming "We Are Americans"

    06/14/2012 11:33:49 AM PDT · by Tarantulas · 19 replies
    The Blaze ^ | June 14, 2012 | Jason Howerton
    Pulitzer Prize winning journalist Jose Antonio Vargas made headlines last year when he came out and publicly revealed himself to be an illegal alien living and working in the United States. He has not been contacted by the government since making the announcement, which he argues was intended to make the point that illegal immigration is not being addressed. Well, Vargas is stirring the immigration pot again and is featured on the cover of the latest issue of Time Magazine along with 35 other illegal aliens – who all name themselves in the article and tell their stories, CBS News...
  • Public Univ. Creates Special Illegal Alien Tuition Rate (CO)

    06/14/2012 11:23:55 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 22 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | June 14, 2012
    A special category of tuition created this month for illegal immigrants at a public university in Colorado violates both federal and state law, Judicial Watch points out in a letter to the school’s Board of Trustees. Therefore JW is calling for the immediate rescinding of the measure, which enables certain unlawfully present aliens to attend the taxpayer-funded school, Metropolitan State College of Denver, without having to pay full non-resident tuition. “In approving this new category of tuition, the College recognized that these students would otherwise be required to pay full non-resident tuition because of their inability to demonstrate lawful presence...
  • HAPPY BIRTHDAY SHERIFF JOE ARPAIO! (FReep petition to show support)

    06/14/2012 8:54:21 AM PDT · by montag813 · 11 replies
    Stand With Joe ^ | 06-14-2012 | Stand With Joe
    HAPPY BIRTHDAY SHERIFF JOE! Arpaio is 80 today, and if it's true that "80 is the new 60" then Joe is far outperforming most 60 year olds as well. Sheriff Joe's department captures an astounding 25% of ALL illegal aliens apprehended in the U.S. every year - 80% of whom are caught heading to states OTHER than AZ. So not only is Joe keeping alien criminals off AZ streets, but also off of streets near YOU. Joe is the biggest symbol we've got in the war against illegal immigration, and now against a corrupt Attorney General and administration trying to...
  • A Million Immigrant Workers Still Stream to U.S. while Many Veterans Have No Work

    06/13/2012 6:48:37 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 16 replies
    Open Salon ^ | JUNE 13, 2012 | Open Salon
    One in Three Young Vets is Unemployed; Unemployment for African American Vets Tops 40% Despite across-the-board high U.S. unemployment and the platitudes of government officials, Congress and the President still hew to policies that allow almost a million new legal immigrant workers to enter the country annually. The unemployment picture for returning veterans is particularly grim. One in three young vets is unemployed. Recently returning veterans age 18 to 24 are being disproportionately affected. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, in 2011, young male veterans had an unemployment rate of 29.1 percent, nearly double the rate of their nonveteran...
  • Arizona prepares to enforce strict immigration law

    06/13/2012 11:04:57 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 29 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | June 13, 2012 | Stephen Dinan
    Arizona already is gearing up to enforce its strict immigration law as it anticipates a favorable ruling from the Supreme Court sometime this month, with Gov. Jan Brewer issuing an executive order Monday telling police to bone up on the details of the law. Mrs. Brewer ordered that training materials produced to help police understand the law and its limits should be distributed throughout the state in preparation for a ruling. The materials, created by a state board that sets standards for all law enforcement, include a DVD designed to help police understand the circumstances that would allow them to...
  • Drunken teen accidentally shoots self in head (updated at posts 44, 46 & 48)

    06/13/2012 12:07:47 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 51 replies
    The Monitor (McAllen, Texas) ^ | June 13, 2012 | Naxiely Lopez
    SOUTH OF ALAMO — A 17-year-old boy accidentally shot and killed himself with a semi-automatic handgun Monday night when the single round he fired at a butane tank ricocheted and hit him in the head, authorities said.
  • Immigrant Jail Costs [$70 million/yr in L.A. County to incarcerate illegals]

    06/13/2012 8:12:29 AM PDT · by kevcol · 12 replies
    KFI 640 (L.A.) ^ | June 12, 2012 | KFI NEWS Team
    LOS ANGELES (CNS) - The Board of Supervisors today agreed to oppose a federal policy that ends reimbursements to local governments for the costs of jailing individuals whose immigration status is unknown. . . The federal government has partially reimbursed the cost of jailing foreign-born inmates whose immigration status is unknown since 1996. But the Department of Justice now says it will reimburse costs only for inmates verified as illegal immigrants by the Department of Homeland Security. . .Last year, Los Angeles County accounted for more than 8 percent of jailed and undocumented illegal immigrants nationwide and 4 percent of...
  • Public [taxpayer funded] Study: Illegal Immigrants Commit Less Crime Than Americans

    06/12/2012 6:51:30 PM PDT · by kevcol · 26 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | June 12, 2012 | Corruption Chronicles
    Illegal immigrants are erroneously perceived to commit more crime based on the mistaken theory their population size is much larger than it really is, according to the findings of a respected public university in a southern border state. If this isn’t the most ridiculous waste of taxpayer dollars, what is? A professor at a taxpayer-funded university in Arizona has actually published a study intended to answer a baffling question; why do so many Americans believe “undocumented immigrants” commit more crime? “The public consistently perceives immigrants, especially undocumented immigrants, as criminal,” says the Arizona State University professor (Xia Wang) of criminology...
  • Sheriff Joe Strikes Back: Asks Court to Dismiss Eric Holder DOJ’s Lawsuit

    06/12/2012 2:28:02 PM PDT · by montag813 · 28 replies
    Stand With Arizona ^ | 06-12-2012 | John Hill
    by John HillStand With ArizonaSheriff Joe Arpaio's attorneys have filed a "Motion to Dismiss" in response to Eric Holder's ridiculous lawsuit alleging racial discrimination by the Sheriff and his deputies against "Latinos" through their enforcement of existing Federal immigration laws. Arpaio's lawyers have called on a Federal court in Phoenix to dismiss the DOJ's lawsuit, in a 23-page response, asserting that Holder failed to back his claims with "sufficient statistical evidence." Such evidence is required in Federal discrimination lawsuits, and the DOJ has provided none. The filing also asserts that the DOJ has no ability to even sue the sheriff's office...
  • June 12, 2012 Scarborough goes to bat for Jeb Bush, tells detractors to ‘just shut the hell up’

    06/12/2012 7:38:26 AM PDT · by kevcol · 24 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | June 12, 2012 | Jeff Poor
    “Listen…there is this back-and-forth that happens all the time. I will tell you Jeb Bush’s Republican Party is a party of the future.” “I don’t compare myself to Jeb. He is a great man. I am a mere servant of the ‘Jebular.’ But Joe Scarborough’s Republican Party is the future of the Republican Party.” Scarborough continued his rant by expressing his view of what ingredients a successful Republican Party needed, which is not what many tea party activist have been promoting. “I’ve had people come up to me hysterically the past couple of years screaming and yelling. I say put...
  • Undocumented immigrants fight for lifesaving liver transplants

    06/11/2012 8:46:29 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 37 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | June 11, 2012 | Jeff Danna
    Brothers Elfego and Lorenzo Arroyo each suffers from a deadly liver disease. But despite the urgency of their situation, the Chicago residents have struggled to receive organ transplants. The Arroyo brothers are undocumented immigrants and lack insurance, friends and relatives say. Like others in their situation, they have been denied care that could increase their chances of survival due to their residency status. "We know there are thousands of Latinos and (non-)Latinos with no documents who are facing the same situation," Rev. Jose Landaverde said Monday during a news conference at Our Lady of Guadalupe Angelican Catholic Mission in Chicago's...
  • [race baiter] Latina City Councilor Fights Anti-Illegal Immigration Policies in California City

    06/11/2012 5:34:22 PM PDT · by kevcol · 6 replies
    Fox News Latino ^ | June 11, 2012 | EFE
    Olga Diaz is using her position as the first Latina on the Escondido City Council to fight the anti-immigrant policies that have made the municipality north of San Diego famous. . . "The other councilors don't understand that they can't just offend undocumented people without also offending those who have documents, since the families have a mixed status," Diaz said. . . "Since it's the first time that the whites have been exceeded by another group, they feel threatened and the elected officials have devoted themselves to promoting fear. The inability to reason with the councilors was one of...
  • Suspect in Sexual Assault of 3-Year-Old Now Charged with Making Threats [NM]

    06/11/2012 5:13:10 PM PDT · by kevcol · 11 replies
    KTSM ^ | June 11, 2012 | Bianca Cervantes
    Las Cruces, N.M. — A man arrested June 1 on charges that he sexually assaulted a 3-year-old relative is now charged with threatening to injure the young girl’s mother and grandmother. Andres Baca-Linares, 29, now faces one count of criminal solicitation to commit bribery of a witness, a third-degree felony offense. Baca-Linares was incarcerated from June 1 until he posted bond on June 5. Las Cruces Police detectives learned that while Baca-Linares was in jail, he placed a telephone call in which he made threats directed at the child’s mother and grandmother. Police re-arrested Baca-Linares this past Saturday on...
  • [Texas:]Increase Expected in Chinese Illegal Immigrants Crossing into RGV

    06/11/2012 4:27:19 PM PDT · by SwinneySwitch · 2 replies
    KRGV ^ | June 7, 2012
    WESLACO - A former Drug Enforcement Administration agent predicts an increase in Chinese immigrants crossing illegally into the Rio Grande Valley. "The Chinese organized criminals - especially when it comes to human smuggling - will team up with anybody that will assist them in transporting people from China to the U.S. via Mexico... The Zetas are well organized in smuggling people in the U.S.," says Phil Jordan, a former DEA supervisor. Agents found the connection between the two organizations by investigating the Zetas' biggest moneymaking operation - drug trafficking. "The Chinese have always been involved in precursor chemicals that are...
  • Jeb Bush: Romney and GOP have 'work to do' on illegal immigration stance

    06/11/2012 2:46:15 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 41 replies
    The Guardian ^ | Monday 11 June 2012 | Chris McGreal
    Jeb Bush, the former Florida governor and brother of the ex-president, has warned Mitt Romney that he has boxed himself in politically with rhetoric over illegal immigration and said Republicans need a change of tone on the issue if they are to win over Latino voters. Bush said that immigration was among issues that have seen Republicans become so partisan that even Ronald Reagan would face trouble winning the party's presidential nomination today because he co-operated with Democrats. The former governor, who has been touted as a possible running mate for Romney but who says he does not want the...
  • 'E.T.' 30th anniversary: Steven Spielberg returns guns for Blu-ray release

    06/11/2012 2:22:12 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 21 replies
    zap2it ^ | June 11, 2012 | By Jen Harper
    Thirty years ago on June 11, 1982, audiences were first introduced to "E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial" in all of its non-CGI, 2-D glory. And when the flick returned to theaters in 2002, viewers who were hoping to relive their childhoods had their memories tarnished when the FBI guys chasing Elliott and co. were seen with walkie-talkie instead of guns. But thankfully in time to celebrate the 30th anniversary, Steven Spielberg realized his mistake and the guns of your youth are back in place for the Blu-ray release scheduled for October, reports Vulture.
  • Hispanic Voters Targeted In New Ad Blitz For Obama

    06/11/2012 8:42:08 AM PDT · by Milagros · 6 replies
    Wink News Hispanic Voters Targeted In New Ad Blitz For Obama KMGH Denver - 36 minutes ago DENVER -- One of the nation's largest unions and a Democratic super PAC supporting President Barack Obama launched a joint $4 million Spanish-language advertising campaign on Monday, targeting Hispanic voters.
  • Federal Project Seeks More for Immigrant Integration

    06/10/2012 6:43:44 AM PDT · by Steve Peacock · 5 replies
    The Revered Review ^ | June 8, 2012 | Steve Peacock
    The U.S. Department of Education is embarking upon a new program aimed at making it easier for immigrants to integrate into American society, an effort that the department claims is “vital to the social and economic strength of the United States.” However, the initiative makes clear that immigrant integration is secondary to the program’s overarching goal: Tapping into a global — rather than a domestic — pool of workers. The federal government must intensify its efforts to successfully integrate immigrants into American society, particularly since “almost none of the recent workforce growth is coming from native-born workers,” according to the...
  • Suspect in Seattle fatal hit and run of bicyclist is illegal alien

    06/10/2012 7:37:35 AM PDT · by kevcol · 24 replies
    KIRO - Seattle ^ | June 8, 2012 | Brandi Kruse
    Immigration and Customs Enforcement has requested a retainer on the man arrested in the July 2011 fatal hit and run of a bicyclist in Seattle. Erlin Garcia Reyes, 28, of Normandy Park, was arrested for felony hit and run on Wednesday. ICE officials have confirmed to 97.3 KIRO-FM that Garcia-Reyes is in the country illegally. Police believe Reyes was the driver of an SUV that fatally struck and killed 44-year-old Michael Wang on July 28, 2011. The SUV hit Wang as the driver made a left turn on Dexter Ave. North in South Lake Union. The suspect fled the scene....
  • Democratic chairman tries to contain immigration scandal

    06/09/2012 1:56:22 PM PDT · by Jacvin · 13 replies
    BizPacReview.com ^ | 6/9/2012 | Michele Kirk
    Palm Beach County Democratic Party Chairman Mark Alan Siegel tackled the uncomfortable subject of Shahid Freeman at Thursday night’s Democratic Executive Committee meeting in West Palm Beach. The recent scandal involving accusations that the party leadership was complicit in allowing the illegal immigrant Hispanic community to fall prey to fraud by one of their own members was a catalyst for suggested changes in the party’s by-laws. It also prompted the removal of Freeman , who is the president of the Boynton Beach Democratic Club and a member of the DEC, from his position as the point man for outreach to...
  • Texas GOP Oks more-lenient immigration platform

    06/08/2012 11:02:32 PM PDT · by esarlls3 · 77 replies
    AP via The Houston Chronicle ^ | Friday, June 8, 2012 | Will Weissert
    FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — The Texas Republican Convention has approved a party platform on immigration conceding that mass deportation of illegal immigrants isn't practical and calling for "common ground" to develop more-realistic strategies.
  • Where Police Don't Ask, and Immigrants Don't Tell

    06/09/2012 1:01:39 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 2 replies
    Fox News Latino ^ | June 09, 2012 | Alain Castillo
    José Alfredo Romero Rodríguez looked to the United States as a place for better opportunity and quality of life than the one he experienced in Monterrey, Mexico. -- "I crossed the Rio Bravo in 1999 to have a change in my life," said Rodríguez, 54, a day laborer in Dallas, Texas, told Fox News Latino. -- Today Rodríguez, known as "El Perro" or "the Dog" to his friends, waits to be picked for a day laborer job...
  • Illegal alien dies in desert, widow (also illegal) to sue Border Patrol

    06/08/2012 6:36:38 PM PDT · by massmike · 38 replies
    examiner.com ^ | 06/08/2012 | Dave Gibson
    Juana Garcia, the widow of Idelfonso Martinez Sanchez, who died crossing the Arizona desert in April after being deported, claims the U.S. Border Patrol is responsible for her husband’s death and now wants “justice to be done.” After a failed attempt at crossing back into the country from Tijuana, Sanchez employed the help of a ‘coyote’ (human smuggler) and began the arduous trek through the Arizona desert on April 20, Garcia recently told EFE. However, after only one day in the desert Sanchez became ill and the coyote along with the rest of the party left him behind. On April...
  • An immigrant in limbo between two Americas (BARF ALERT!)

    06/08/2012 7:04:27 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 13 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | June 8, 2012 | Christopher Goffard
    Maria Gomez stood with the Class of 2011, waiting to climb the stage. The sun was bright on the UCLA campus, her fellow graduates buoyant. To reach this elite company, she'd worked baby-sitting and housecleaning jobs, scraping up tuition from quarter to quarter. She'd lived on Cup Noodles and granola bars from the food bank when money ran out. She'd spent nights sleeping on the floor of the campus printing room. At 26, she was getting her master's in architecture from one of the nation's top schools. But the triumph felt hollow, her sense of achievement tangled up with bitterness...
  • Critics of Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s ‘Tent City’ Announce Protest, Then Chicken Out of Meeting

    06/08/2012 2:41:20 PM PDT · by montag813 · 7 replies
    Stand With Arizona ^ | 06-08-2012 | John Hill
    by John HillStand With Arizona A pro-illegal alien activist group announced what they promised to be a "massive" protest to "demand" that Sheriff Joe Arpaio's famous Tent City be "shut down", but then chickened out when Arpaio invited them to his office to discuss it. "Puente", a left-wing, Soros-funded  group which advocates for illegal alien amnesty and against Arizona immigration law S.B. 1070, declared their intention to "take on" the "racist Sheriff Joe" and show they are "unafraid". But that all changed after this Sheriff Joe Facebook post: Evidently Puente does not like my 19 year old successful tent...
  • 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
    thedenverchannel.com ^ | 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 Scott’s election’s chief on Wednesday defiantly refused a federal demand to stop purging non-citizens from Florida’s voter rolls, intensifying an election-year confrontation with President Barack Obama’s administration as each side accuses the other of breaking federal law. In a sharply worded letter, Scott’s administration claimed the Department of Justice doesn’t 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.