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  • Obama administration ‘cooking the books’ on deportation numbers

    08/25/2012 7:43:52 PM PDT · by kathsua · 4 replies
    Hot Air ^ | August 25, 2012 | Howard Portnoy
    The news should come as no surprise considering it centers on an administration that double-counts $716 billion in order to claim that the Obamacare extends the solvency of Medicare while looting the entitlement’s trust fund. The Daily Caller reports: Internal documents obtained by the House Judiciary Committee show that the Obama administration has been ‘cooking the books’ in order to reach their ‘record’ number of deported illegal immigrants, chairman Rep. Lamar Smith said Friday. Based on the internal U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) documents, the number of removals are actually down, the opposite of what the administration has been...
  • California OKs bill shielding undocumented immigrants

    08/25/2012 1:51:14 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 26 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | August 25, 2012 | Matthai Kuruvila
    California state legislators passed a bill Friday that seeks to protect undocumented immigrants charged with relatively minor crimes from being deported. The bill, by Assemblyman Tom Ammiano, D-San Francisco, would prohibit local police from detaining anyone on an immigration hold if the person is not charged with or has not been convicted of a serious or violent crime. The bill, which only needs the signature of Gov. Jerry Brown to become law, passed the Assembly on Friday after being amended in the state Senate to remove language that would have required police departments to develop plans to guard against racial...
  • Illegal alien charged with repeated sexual abuse of young girl in Michigan

    08/25/2012 9:57:35 AM PDT · by AuntB · 17 replies
    Examiner ^ | Aug. 23, 2012 | Dave Gibson
    Last week, Clare County Sheriff's deputies arrested Victorino Bahena Garcia, 32, after he reportedly spent the last two years sexually abusing a young girl. The victim in this case is now 8-years-old. If convicted, the Mexican national faces up to life in prison. Garcia is currently being held at the Clare County Jail on $500,000 bond and an Immigration and Customs Enforcement detainer has been issued as well.
  • Missing 12-Year-Old Girl Last Seen in Brooks County

    08/24/2012 5:30:44 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 16 replies
    KRISTV ^ | Aug 24, 2012 | Rachel Cole
    BROOKS COUNTY -- A search is underway for a 12-year-old El Salvadorian girl has been missing for 17 days. Officials said the girl is an illegal immigrant who was traveling with a group of other immigrants that left her behind in Brooks County. Kimberly Orellana was last seen near the Falfurrias checkpoint on August 8th. Kimberly was traveling with a group of immigrants who were smuggled into the United States and dropped off in Mcallen. Immigrant activist Livio Danna said the group was heading to Houston but left her behind after she couldn't walk anymore. Now, Danna is doing whatever...
  • Street Gang Shootings In Chicagoland Are Proxy War For Mexican Drug Cartels

    08/24/2012 3:50:34 PM PDT · by AtlasStalled · 14 replies
    Friends of Ours ^ | 08/24/12 | Friends of Ours
    President Obama and his useless administration insist that the drug violence in Mexico is not spilling over the border into America. Don't buy the political BS from Washington, D.C. In fact, Jack Riley, the special agent in charge of the DEA's field office in Chicago, IL, says that the local street gangs are proxies for the Mexican drug cartels in the battle for turf as reported by Armen Keteyian for CBS News: Riley says Mexican cartels have a significant influence in Chicago's gang violence problem. "Let's take the gloves off on that," he said. "We know that the majority of...
  • In crisis, Greece rounds up immigrants

    08/24/2012 3:16:23 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 9 replies
    AP ^ | 22 August 2012 | Costas Kantouris
    Border police jeeps hurtle along hot, dusty tracks past potato fields on their way to the river that marks the Greek-Turkish border. Sirens blaring, the convoys have been repelling wave after wave of migrants. Greece's remote Evros region has turned into Europe's main battleground against illegal immigration; more than two-thirds of people making the clandestine journey into the European Union pass through here from neighboring Turkey. Greece launched an aggressive campaign this month to try to seal its 200-kilometer (130-mile) northeastern border, as it faces a debilitating financial crisis that has caused a swell in joblessness and a surge in...
  • Sexting Suspect: "What time do you get out of school?"

    08/24/2012 1:02:19 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 13 replies
    ValleyCentral ^ | August 24, 2012 | Sergio Chapa
    A Brownsville man is behind bars after he allegedly sent a series of sexually explicit text messages to an 11-year-old girl he reportedly met on Facebook. Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) investigators arrested 25-year-old Juan Carlos Cuellar on Tuesday. The Brownsville man is behind bars at the Cameron County Jail under an on-line solicitation of a minor charge and an immigration detainer. Court records obtained by Action 4 News show that Cuellar sent at least 300 text messages to the girl back in May. The investigation started when the girl's mother took the girl's cell phone from her to...
  • New documents reveal Obama administration ‘cooking the books’ to achieve record deportation numbers

    08/24/2012 8:27:30 AM PDT · by Justaham · 11 replies ^ | 8/24/12 | Carolyn May
    nternal documents obtained by the House Judiciary Committee show that the Obama administration has been “cooking the books” in order to reach their “record” number of deported illegal immigrants, chairman Rep. Lamar Smith said Friday. Based on the internal U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) document,s the number of removals are actually down, the opposite of what the administration has been claiming. According to the committee’s review, in 2011 officials at the Department of Homeland Security began including the number of individuals removed through the Alien Transfer Exit Program (ATEP) in its annual removal numbers. ATEP is a program which...
  • Illegals to Receive over $7 Billion in Tax Credits

    08/23/2012 7:57:06 PM PDT · by chessplayer · 13 replies
    A loophole in the US tax code, whose revision Harry Reid deliberately prevented, resulted in over $4 billion going to illegal immigrants in one year. That number is poised to top $7 billion this year, based on analysis from the office of Senator Jeff Sessions.
  • Nebraska, Mississippi Join Arizona: Deny Licenses and Benefits to Illegals Getting Obama Amnesty

    08/23/2012 6:59:17 PM PDT · by montag813 · 22 replies
    Stand With Arizona ^ | 08-23-2012 | John Hill
    Above: Profiles in Courage - Governors Jan Brewer (R-AZ), Dave Heineman (R-NE) and Phil Bryant (R-MS) have all defied Barack Obama's lawless amnesty decree by denying drivers licenses and benefits in their respective John HillStand With Arizona And then there were THREE.Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer spoiled the celebrations of the illegal alien crowd last week by issuing an executive order denying drivers licenses and state benefits for so-called "Dreamer" illegal aliens who receive "deferred action" through Barack Obama's mass amnesty program. Now Brewer has company. Nebraska Governor Dave Heineman and Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant have joined her defiance against Obama's...
  • Immigration agents file suit against Napolitano over 'amnesty' program

    08/23/2012 11:55:41 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 9 replies
    Fox News ^ | 8-23-2012 | Shannon Bream
    Ten federal immigration agents have filed suit against Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano claiming recent directives are forcing them to break the law and ignore their duties when it comes to deporting illegal immigrants. The suit was filed Thursday in Texas federal court by Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials. It challenges recent directives allowing some illegal immigrants -- particularly non-felons and those who came to the U.S. as children -- to stay and, in some cases, get work permits. The suit, obtained by Fox News, says the agents are being forced to "violate federal law." It says the new directive...
  • ICE Agents File Lawsuit Against DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano; NumbersUSA Providing Financial

    08/23/2012 12:37:56 PM PDT · by Nachum · 11 replies
    Numbers USA ^ | 8/23/12 | staff
    On August 23, 2012, a group of 10 ICE agents and officers, led by ICE Council president Chris Crane, filed suit against DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano and ICE Director John Morton seeking an injunction against the Napolitano Directive of June 15, 2012. FOX News broke the story shortly after 12 p.m. on Thursday. The lawsuit has been filed in the District Court for the Northern District of Texas, which is in the 5th Circuit. Kris Kobach is representing the agents and officers, and NumbersUSA is financing the effort. The complaint asserts, and NumbersUSA agrees, that the DREAM Directive: Orders federal...
  • Mass. college offers illegal immigrant scholarship

    08/23/2012 1:36:02 PM PDT · by South40 · 10 replies ^ | August 23, 2012 | AP
    BOSTON (AP) — A small liberal arts college in western Massachusetts is offering a new scholarship to illegal immigrants. Hampshire College officials say the endowment and scholarship will finance one student's education every four years. The student will get at least $25,000 in scholarship annually, beginning this fall.
  • Some illegals get Ga. driver licenses

    08/23/2012 12:42:28 PM PDT · by newzjunkey · 7 replies
    Associated Press (via The Augusta Chronicle) ^ | Aug 23, 2012 | Kate Brumback
    ATLANTA — Illegal immigrants who are granted permission to stay in the country under an Obama administration policy announced in June will be eligible for driver’s licenses in Georgia, the state’s attorney general wrote in a letter to the governor. “While I do not agree with the actions of the President in issuing the directive, it has been implemented by the Department of Homeland Security, USCIS, and state law recognizes the approval of deferred action status as a basis for issuing a temporary driver’s license,” Attorney General Sam Olens, a Republican, wrote in a letter obtained Thursday by The Associated...
  • Immigration agents sue to stop Obama's non-deportation policy

    08/23/2012 9:55:07 AM PDT · by RightGeek · 17 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | August 23, 2012 | Stephen Dinan
    Saying they’re fed up with being told they can’t do their jobs, 10 immigration agents on Thursday sued the Obama administration to try to halt the president’s new non-deportation policy and an earlier memo instructing them not to go after rank-and-file illegal immigrants.
  • Jan Brewer prevents Obama turning 80,000 illegals into Arizona welfare recipients

    08/23/2012 9:01:50 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 23 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 8/22/2012 | Doug Book
    Governor Jan Brewer has put the kibosh on Barack Obama’s unconstitutional, Dream Act “end run” around the US Congress by signing an executive order which will keep an estimated 80,000 illegal aliens off of Arizona welfare rolls. In June, Barack Obama directed the U.S. Citizen and Immigration Services (USCIS)—a division of Homeland Security–to provide illegal aliens the means of deferring federal deportation orders. With this Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, the president allows illegals who claim to have come to the United States as children to both avoid deportation and apply for US work permits in their state of...
  • Alabama’s harassment of immigrants receives a setback

    08/22/2012 5:45:16 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 11 replies
    The Washington Post. ^ | August 22,2012 | Editorial Board
    THE GOAL of attrition through law enforcement for illegal immigrants — or, to use the term Mitt Romney favors, “self-deportation” — has suffered a series of setbacks. The latest came Monday when a federal appeals court blocked major parts of Alabama’s draconian immigration law, including one that required public schools to collect information on pupils’ immigration status. It is increasingly clear that Republican state lawmakers and governors have gone too far in their campaign to harass and bully the nation’s 11 million illegal immigrants in the hope that they will simply disappear. Alabama has the distinction of having enacted the nation’s...
  • Illegal immigrants could reap more than $7B in tax credits this year, senator says

    08/22/2012 4:53:47 PM PDT · by Hunton Peck · 24 replies ^ | August 22, 2012 | unattributed
    Illegal immigrants could receive more than $7 billion this year in federal tax credits, according to one estimate, thanks to a loophole in the law that allows people not authorized to work to reap the government payments with no questions asked. Sen. Jeff Sessions' office calculated that, based on recent trends, illegal immigrants could receive roughly $7.4 billion through a provision known as the Additional Child Tax Credit. That's more than quadruple what the payout was four years ago, but the payments have been steadily increasing over the past decade. Though illegal immigrants are prohibited from receiving similar tax credits,...
  • Mexican Cartels ‘Increasingly’ Corrupting DHS Employees to Smuggle Aliens

    08/22/2012 9:54:30 AM PDT · by chessplayer · 15 replies
    ( – Mexican cartels “increasingly” are involved in the “systemic corruption” of Department of Homeland Security (DHS) workers as the cartels attempt to expand their drug and human smuggling operations -- including the trafficking of aliens from terrorism-linked countries into the U.S., the DHS acting inspector general told lawmakers earlier this month.
  • Enrollment effort helping boost buying power of food program

    08/22/2012 10:23:52 AM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 8 replies
    San Antonio Express-News ^ | August 22, 2012 | Lynn Brezosky
    EDINBURG — Linda Medrano and Elida Perez set out each day with clipboards, stacks of brochures, and practiced eyes for spotting chronic yet often treatable ailments. As promotoras, paid part-time workers tasked with bringing health care basics to the rural poor, their destinations are the colonias of Hidalgo County — unincorporated Texas-Mexico border communities divided into low-cost plots and populated largely by immigrant families. Of late, the mix of literature that promotoras carry has included applications for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), known here as “estampillas,” Spanish for food stamps. The push, fueled by state and federal grants, mirrors...
  • SoFla Immigrant 1st To Have Bracelet Removed [Media Hyped ILLEGAL AMNESTY, calls it American Dream]

    08/22/2012 3:40:41 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 9 replies
    NBC ^ | 8/21/12 | Christina Hernandez
    For the first time in months, 21-year-old Milena Diaz is speaking publicly, in tears –and not afraid of being deported. "I'm going to have more opportunities," Milena Diaz said. "I can study. I can get a good job." Diaz is not wearing an ankle bracelet. The South Florida woman is the first undocumented immigrant to have it removed by the Department of Homeland Security.
  • Clinton, Napolitano mum on open-door immigrant welfare policy

    08/22/2012 3:57:03 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | August 22, 2012 | Caroline May
    Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano are mum on why the legal requirements that immigrants and visa applicants not be reliant on government assistance have been watered down, according to some lawmakers. The deadline for Clinton and Napolitano to respond to a letter regarding admission of immigrants on or likely to be on assistance programs from senior Republicans on the Budget, Judiciary, Finance, and Agriculture Committees came and passed Monday. On Tuesday Alabama Republican Sen. Jeff Sessions, the ranking member on the Senate Budget Committee, blasted the pair for their failure to comply. “It is...
  • In crisis, Greece rounds up immigrants

    08/22/2012 7:10:50 AM PDT · by PapaBear3625 · 49 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 8/22/2012 | AP
    NEA VYSSA, Greece (AP) -- Border police jeeps hurtle along hot, dusty tracks past potato fields on their way to the river that marks the Greek-Turkish border. Sirens blaring, the convoys have been repelling wave after wave of migrants. ... In Athens, the operation is being bolstered by mass roundups of suspected illegal immigrants. They are seen lined up on the streets of the capital every day, many in handcuffs, waiting to be put in detention until they can be deported. In the first week of the crackdown in early August, police said they apprehended nearly 7,000 people for identification...
  • Immigration one of the few sticking points in GOP platform

    08/21/2012 9:32:08 PM PDT · by ruralvoter · 31 replies
    Tampa Bay Times ^ | 8/22/12 | Michael Van Sickler
    Immigration is one of the toughest issues for the Republican Party to navigate. Getting tough on undocumented workers appeals to the party's sizable law-and-order contingent. Yet easing the borders so that workers from other countries can perform low-wage or high-tech jobs is popular with the party's business-minded members. These two sides clashed this week as more than 100 delegates met at the Marriott Waterside to draft the Republican platform, a document that sets general policy guidelines for the party as it heads into its national convention next week. Immigration is such a contentious issue that it provided one of the...
  • The Border Conspiracy

    08/21/2012 10:33:33 AM PDT · by wildbill · 2 replies
    PJ Tatler ^ | 8/21/2012 | Bryan Preston
    HIDALGO COUNTY, TEXAS — In Part One of our exclusive Border Conspiracy series, we went inside the Hidalgo County Sheriff’s Department. We watched as a crime analyst admitted on hidden camera to changing the crime codes in the Uniform Crime Reporting system. Downgrading the nature of the crimes that the sheriff’s office reports to the federal government makes the Texas county appear safer than it really is. The statistics also help the Obama administration argue that the border is now safer than it was just a few years ago, despite the drug war raging across the Rio Grande in Mexico....
  • Michigan ACLU chapter wants citizenship check box off voter registration forms

    08/21/2012 4:39:35 AM PDT · by cripplecreek · 10 replies ^ | August 21, 2012 | Tim Skubick
    It’s a curious thing. The ACLU is famous for hauling folks into court to battle this issue or that. The Michigan chapter, for example, is battling the state over the fact that kids can’t read. It's also in court trying to restore health care benefits for same sex partners, and it is not happy with the GOP Secretary of State over the so-called U.S. Citizenship check box on voter registration forms. Yet on that one, the group’s CEO says it’s unlikely they will summon Ruth Johnson before a judge. Instead, in what amounts to a waste of breath, the ACLU...
  • Unlikely Bedfellows on Immigration Reform

    08/21/2012 5:16:49 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies ^ | August 20, 2012 | Jeff Jacoby
    Michael Bloomberg, the independent mayor of New York City, is no one's idea of a hardline Republican conservative. Media titan Rupert Murdoch, whose empire includes Fox News and The Wall Street Journal, is no one's idea of a squishy Republican moderate. And Boston Mayor Thomas Menino, a lifelong Democrat, is no one's idea of a Republican at all. It isn't every day that three men with such disparate ideological profiles find common cause, let alone on a high-profile issue that has been roiling American politics for years. But there they were at Boston's Seaport Hotel one evening last week, jointly...
  • AG Ken Cuccinelli: US DOJ clears new Virginia voter ID law

    08/21/2012 6:19:47 AM PDT · by Gopher Broke · 12 replies
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Brian Gottstein, Director of Communication (best contact method) 804-786-5874 U.S. Department of Justice clears new Virginia voter ID law - Statement of Attorney General Cuccinelli RICHMOND (August 21, 2012)- Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli issued the following statement after the U.S. Department of Justice granted preclearance (had no objection) to Virginia's new voter identification law. The new law will not only introduce additional forms of acceptable identification when voting, but also will change the procedure for those who vote and do not present identification. The law requires those people to vote provisionally and later present approved...
  • Immigrants protest 'illegal' label

    08/21/2012 7:04:04 AM PDT · by Bubba_Leroy · 44 replies ^ | August 20, 2012 | LAUREN R. HARRISON
    A small group of immigrants gathered in Woodbury Monday to protest the use of the word "illegal" to describe those who have entered the United States without documentation. "By saying illegal, they're assuming that we broke a criminal law," said Jackeline Saavedra, 27, of Bay Shore, a Touro Law Center student who identified herself as undocumented. "Not everybody enters illegally." Coordinators said they prefer the phrase "undocumented immigrant."
  • Questions Surface After Man Dropped Off At Taco Bell Dies

    08/20/2012 8:05:44 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 25 replies ^ | August 20, 2012 |
    COLUMBUS, Ohio - The Ohio State Highway Patrol and the Delaware County Sheriff's office are working on a joint investigation after a man was struck by a car and killed after he was dropped off at Taco Bell. Investigators have put a state trooper on desk duty and two deputies on paid leave while they look into what happened on July 28. Just after 9 p.m, six 911 calls were made indicating that Uriel Juarez Popoca, 22, was driving erratically along I-71 in Delaware County. Two Delaware County deputies found him sitting in his vehicle in the median and when...
  • Should illegal immigrants who are allowed to stay be denied benefits?

    08/20/2012 3:20:10 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 25 replies
    South Florida Sun-Sentinel ^ | August 20, 2012 | Gary Stein
    Brewer is the Arizona empress who has now defied a directive from the Obama administration, whose easing of deportation rules took effect last week. The federal ruling allowed more than one million people to qualify for the temporary program, which enables certain younger illegal immigrants to apply for work permits, Society Security cards and driver’s licenses. Unless they live in Arizona. The almighty emperor Brewer says no way. ANd if she is breaking federal law, well, hey, she's the empress. Nobody tells her what to do. Last week, she signed an order barring illegal immigrants who qualify from getting any...
  • How immigration enforcement impacts children & families

    08/20/2012 2:24:11 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 21 replies
    Tucson Sentinel ^ | Aug 20, 2012, | Joanna Dreby
    What happens to children when their parents are deported? How do these deportations, now more numerous than ever, affect families and the communities in which they live? This report (see sidebar) looks at how immigration enforcement shapes family life in the United States, both among immigrant and mixed-status families, and in their wider communities. Even as the United States has failed to pass comprehensive immigration reform in the past decade, it has increasingly taken a hardline stance on immigration enforcement, particularly in targeting unauthorized immigrants living in the country. The number of immigrants removed has steadily risen, from close to...
  • Today Is A-Day Today Is A-Day - The President’s Unconstitutional DREAM Amnesty Gets Rolling

    08/20/2012 10:04:39 AM PDT · by zeestephen · 2 replies
    Center For Immigration Studies ^ | 15 August 2012 | Mark Krikorian
    What does President Obama call a bill which has repeatedly failed in Congress? A law!
  • The High Price of Obama’s Amnesty

    08/20/2012 6:14:36 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 24 replies ^ | August 20, 2012 | Morgan Brittany
    $585 million dollars.  That is the estimate of what Obama’s new amnesty will cost the American taxpayer.  This back door plan, put into action by imperial edict without any input from Congress, is just another nail in the coffin of our economy.  This past week thousands of children of illegal immigrants were granted the right to apply for “deferred action” in order to stay in this country and sign up for employment opportunities.  Starting August 15th, illegal aliens up to the age of 30 who meet certain requirements can begin submitting their applications that will allow them to remain in...
  • Watchdog: Online Social Security file can be goldmine for ID thieves

    08/19/2012 8:01:59 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 10 replies
    pioneer press ^ | 8-19-12 | Debra O'Connor
    Dennis and Linnea Friemann's granddaughter showed them a website, open to everybody, that contains the Social Security numbers of millions of people who have died, including the Friemanns' relatives. "Anyone can now have access to these numbers," the Inver Grove Heights couple complained to the Watchdog. "How can we stop this from happening?" The answer, the Watchdog found, is that they can't. At least for now, the Social Security Death Master File is generally available, and that's a very hot topic in Congress. There are two sides to the debate, and they each have compelling arguments. Banks, pension funds and...
  • Sheriff Joe Arpaio Blasts Obama "Amnesty" - Vows to Continue to Enforce Immigration Laws

    08/17/2012 5:52:00 PM PDT · by montag813 · 8 replies
    Stand With Arizona ^ | 08-17-2012 | John Hill
    As politicians around the nation hide in the shadows and wring their hands over Obama's lawless mass amnesty for 2 million illegals, the state of Arizona is presenting a united front against it. On Wednesday, as tens of thousands of so-called "Dreamers" lined up in cities across the nation to apply for a near-automatic 2-year stay from deportation and work permit that Obama bypassed Congress to order, Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer showed that at least one state was not going to take it lying down. Brewer issued an executive order barring drivers licenses and any public benefits to any illegal...
  • Illegal immigrants victimized in ID scam

    08/17/2012 4:59:05 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 16 replies
    A group of undocumented immigrants desperate for US documentation were scammed out of thousands of dollars. Collier County Sheriff's investigators are now looking for a man they believe posed as a DMV worker, promising to get the group Florida ID's. NBC2 spoke exclusively with one of the victims, Irelda Sanchez. She says a man who said his name is Alex Martinez solicited illegal immigrants at a flea market in LaBelle. A group of eight people believed him and met Martinez at the DMV on Airport Pulling Road in Naples. "I thought he was legit," said Sanchez. "He came out of...
  • Calif. DMV will issue licenses to some here illegally

    08/17/2012 1:42:18 PM PDT · by joinedafterattack · 19 replies
    Union Tribune - San Diego ^ | 8-17-12 | Union Tribune - San Diego
    SACRAMENTO — California’s Department of Motor Vehicles will start issuing driver’s licenses to those here illegally who qualify for President Obama’s two-year stay of deportation, potentially reigniting political battles in the state Capitol over undocumented immigrants. “We’re not changing the law. We’re not bending the rules,” said Armando Botello, a DMV spokesman. Botello said state law allows DMV to grant driver’s licenses to those who have what’s called an “employment authorization document.” “It’s one of the documents accepted for years as proof of legal presence. We will accept that,” Botello said. Botello said DMV did not consider the political controversy...
  • 5 illegal immigrants in Satsuma charged with getting fake licenses from massive Missouri ring

    08/17/2012 1:33:21 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 3 replies ^ | August 17, 2012 | By Brendan Kirby, Press-Register Press-Register
    MOBILE, Alabama — Five men who were working at a Satsuma company are among 3,500 illegal immigrants across the country that law enforcement authorities contend obtained fake identification from a Missouri-based fraudulent documents ring. This morning, Werner Hernandez-Ramirez, 26, became the third local defendant to plead guilty in Mobile’s federal court to use of fraudulent documents. He is eligible for probation under advisory sentencing guidelines, and then will be turned over to immigration authorities, who have initiated proceedings to deport him to Guatemala for unrelated violations. “He was just trying to work,” defense attorney Greg Hughes said. “It’s a sad...
  • Social Security Admin Buys 174000 Hollow Point Bullets: Border Patrol Armed with Bean Bags

    08/17/2012 7:47:47 AM PDT · by maggiesnotebook · 28 replies
    Maggie's Notebook ^ | 8-16-12 | Maggie@MaggiesNotebook
    The short story is the Social Security Administration (SSA) has 295 special agents working in 66 offices throughout the U.S. They have full authority to be armed. Standard issue is ".357 Sig 125 grain bonded jacked hollow point pistol ammunition." These agents investigate allegations of Social Security fraud and respond to threats against Social Security offices, employees and customers...but they cannot stop sending checks to dead people or other unworthy recipients. Hollow points won't stop the theft of my Social Security. We can feel safe though, as each agent now has almost 600 rounds of his very own. National Oceanic...
  • You Don't Have to Be President to Impose Amnesty

    08/17/2012 10:38:00 AM PDT · by tselatysr · 1 replies
    Tea Party Tribune ^ | 2012-08-17 08:47:07 | Michael R Shannon
    Where I live we've already had extensive experience with small scale unilateral amnesty for illegal aliens without actual legal authority. Ours came courtesy of a "morally sensitive" police chief who knew much more about illegal aliens than the elected officials who hired him.Fortunately for us Chief Charlie Deane - Virginia's foremost practitioner of "ignoring while Hispanic" law enforcement - is voluntarily saying, "Adios, amigos" and retiring. I wish I could say the same for Barack Obama and his unilaterally declared amnesty for almost 2 million illegals.Deane received quite the sendoff from his fellow travelers at the Washington Post. Members of...
  • Arizona Makes Another Stand For Rule Of Law On Immigration

    08/16/2012 6:47:53 PM PDT · by Brown Deer · 22 replies
    Investors Business Daily ^ | August 16, 2012 | IBD
    Rule of Law: Arizona finds itself in more hot water with the left, declining to give state benefits to illegal aliens whose deportations have been stayed as a political favor by the White House. Tell us again what "illegal" means? On Thursday, Governor Jan Brewer enraged the White House, the ACLU and open-borders activists by issuing Executive Order 2012-06, stating that her state reaffirmed the intent of Arizona law on state benefits — from driver's licenses to in-state college tuition — to illegals, which is a big fat "no" to all of the above. That was in response to the...
  • Young illegal immigrants will be eligible for California driver's licenses

    08/16/2012 4:29:37 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 35 replies
    Bay Area News Group ^ | August. 16, 2012 | Matt O'Brien
    California will issue driver's licenses to hundreds of thousands of young illegal immigrants once the Obama administration grants them work permits, the state Department of Motor Vehicles says. The state's decision is the opposite from Arizona's, where Republican Gov. Jan Brewer on Wednesday afternoon signed an executive order outlawing driver's licenses for anyone who benefits from the new federal deportation relief. The starkly different responses from neighboring states show that the benefits of the new federal directive could vary depending on where young immigrants live. The Obama administration left it up to the states to decide if they will issue...
  • Ryan's immigration shift leaves both left, right uncomfortable

    08/16/2012 1:14:45 PM PDT · by SharpRightTurn · 37 replies
    The Hill ^ | 08/16/12 | Mike Lillis
    Rep. Paul Ryan's (R-Wis.) shifting position on immigration over the years has left advocates on both sides of the thorny issue uneasy about his possible ascension to the White House. Mitt Romney's newly named running mate was groomed by pro-immigration Republicans and has a long history of backing bills granting some illegal immigrants legal status — proposals blasted by conservative hard-liners as granting "amnesty" to "law-breakers." But Ryan also has a record of supporting tougher enforcement measures, and recently vowed to oppose any "amnesty" proposals — a rightward shift that has immigrant-rights groups up in arms. To be sure, Ryan...
  • Michigan: Trucking school 'encouraged' illegal documentation

    08/16/2012 12:48:42 PM PDT · by cripplecreek · 28 replies
    Landline magazine ^ | 8/15/2012 | Charlie Morasch
    Authorities in Michigan have shut down a Detroit truck driving school for encouraging students to apply for CDLs with fake documents. As of Wednesday, Aug. 15, Great Truckers Driving School can no longer provide driving instruction in Michigan. Michigan Secretary of State Ruth Johnson said in a press release she revoked the school’s certificate and fined it $34,000. The school was operated by Sukhjit Sandhu and Rajinder Sandhu. Johnson’s press release said the school provided students with fake lease agreements that listed addresses of vacant buildings or unknowing residents’ homes. Those fake leases were used by students to show they...
  • Activists Warn of Possible Dangers of Deferred Action in Video

    08/16/2012 12:31:01 PM PDT · by AuntB · 32 replies
    Hispanically speaking news ^ | Aug. 15, 2012 | Hispanically Speaking News
    A group of pro-immigrant activists in Chicago on Tuesday released an informational video warning about the possible dangers of deferred action, which on Wednesday will begin to register undocumented young people who want to try and postpone deportation. The video, “Defer the Bulls—t,” may be seen online at and is an effort to resist the government’s alleged disinformation campaign about the program. “While some youth may have a chance at relief, Deferred Action is at best insufficient, and at worst misleading, dangerous and deliberately deceptive,” said Jose Herrera of the Moratorium on Deportations Campaign on Tuesday. Some 20 members...
  • Pictures of Obama's illegal aliens lined up to steal American jobs will burn him in November

    08/16/2012 9:20:38 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 19 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 8/16/2012 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    A picture of “tens of thousands” of Barack Obama’s Chicago’s illegal aliens, lining up to complete the process to “legally” steal jobs from unemployed/underemployed Americans will prove the adage that “a picture is worth a thousand words.” For Americans searching for work this image has to be downright sickening. It will come back to bite Barack Obama in November. Initially when Barack Obama decided to use our money our jobs and our lives to buy Hispanic votes with his illegal amnesty of illegal aliens it seemed like he had produced a stroke of genius. The media fawned over the president...
  • Obama Administration may Hurt Immigrants Because it has Bypassed Legislative Process

    08/16/2012 7:38:39 AM PDT · by MatthewBeres · 20 replies
    The Mercurial ^ | 08/15/2012 | Matthew Beres
    On June 15, a Department of Homeland Security memorandum by Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano announced President Obama’s immigration policy directive, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, which goes into effect today. Undocumented immigrant advocacy groups, immigration lawyers, and illegal/undocumented immigrants have been feverishly preparing since the announcement. Most of these efforts concentrated on educating the public about Deferred Action, and beginning the process of collecting required documentation. At the time, these stakeholders were preparing for an application they had not yet seen, an unknown application submission deadline, potentially overwhelming numbers of applicants, and other unknown variables that may yet...
  • Arizona governor: no public benefits for young immigrants

    08/16/2012 9:07:52 AM PDT · by Dan Zachary · 7 replies
    Reuters ^ | 8/16/2012 | David Schwartz
    PHOENIX (Reuters) - Arizona Republican Governor Jan Brewer, in yet another clash with the White House, issued an order on Wednesday barring illegal immigrants who qualify for temporary legal status in the United States from receiving any state or local public benefits. The action was a response to relaxed deportation rules issued by the Obama administration on Wednesday. Brewer, whose state has been at the center of the country's immigration debate, issued an executive order denying state or local benefits to immigrants applying under the new federal immigration rules. The order would bar them from obtaining an Arizona driver's license...
  • Gov. Jan Brewer bars public benefits for illegal immigrants

    08/16/2012 6:01:08 AM PDT · by tsowellfan · 32 replies
    PHOENIX - Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer on Wednesday ordered state agencies to deny driver's licenses and other public benefits to young illegal immigrants who obtain work authorizations under a new Obama administration policy. In an executive order, Brewer said she was reaffirming the intent of current Arizona law denying taxpayer-funded public benefits and state identification to illegal immigrants. Young illegal immigrants around the nation on Wednesday began the process of applying for federal work permits under the Obama administration's Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals. The federal policy defers deportations for that group if they meet certain criteria, including arrival in...