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  • Is Homeland Security falsifying crime statistics for the Mexican border area?

    09/09/2012 8:50:54 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 6 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 9/9/2012 | Suzanne Eovaldi
    A PJ Media undercover camera investigation reveals the falsifying of crime statistics along the Texas-Mexico border in order to grab some $6 million grant dollars from the federal government. When Homeland Security Chief Janet Napolitano’s good friend Lupe Trevino took over as sheriff in Hidalgo County, violent crime stats along that illegal alien pipeline into the U.S. somehow improved dramatically. How could that have happened so suddenly? PJ Media reporter Bryan Preston says, “The grants pressure local law enforcement to tell false crime stats and fake border crime figures.” He is calling out local, state, and federal crime reporting agencies...
  • Suspect arrested in Fast and Furious killing of Brian Terry

    09/10/2012 1:04:41 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 8 replies
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  • Mexico: Authorities arrest three alleged Hezbollah members

    09/10/2012 10:03:47 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 5 replies
    The Jerusalem Post ^ | Sept. 10, 2012
    Authorities in Mexico arrested three alleged Hezbollah members over the past few days in the city of Mérida, Mexican media reported Monday. Two of the suspects are Belizean and the third, arrested Saturday night, is a US citizen, according to reports. The US citizen was carrying a false Belizean passport and was identified as Rafic Moha-mmad Labboun Allaboun.
  • L.A. Mayor: Immigrants would “Self-Deport” if Romney Elected (Bad Thing?)

    09/10/2012 10:07:44 AM PDT · by nhwingut · 33 replies
    Red Alert Politics ^ | 09/10/2012 | Regina Conley
    Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa said in his Democratic National Convention speech that immigrants would find life so intolerable under a Mitt Romney administration that they would, “self-deport.” “Instead of supporting their dream, Governor Romney wants to make their lives so miserable, so oppressive, so intolerable that they would leave behind the life they’ve built and ‘self-deport’,” he said. “But we believe we’re a better country than that. And thanks to President Obama, as we keep on fighting for the DREAM Act, they can remain in the country they love.” Really, Villaraigosa? You think so little of the immigrants of...
  • 3 alleged Hezbollah terrorists arrested in Mexico

    09/10/2012 1:18:47 AM PDT · by tsowellfan · 21 replies
    American national wanted by US government among alleged terror group members detained in Merida. An alleged terrorist belonging to the radical Islamic movement Hezbollah has been arrested in Mexico and handed over to US authorities, Mexican media reported Sunday...
  • Illegal immigrant out of jail and into deportation process

    09/09/2012 7:16:39 AM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 9 replies
    TheNewsTribune.com ^ | Sept. 9, 2012 | LEWIS KAMB; Staff writer
    A rare hot sun beat down on Tacoma in late August 2011, but Oscar Campos Estrada spent all of his time indoors. By then, Oscar had worn the gray uniform of a Pierce County Jail inmate for nearly four months. But the jail term was the least of his worries. Two decades after he illegally slipped over the U.S. border from Mexico, Oscar’s life as an illegal immigrant finally had caught up to him. A few months earlier, a Tacoma police officer had stopped Oscar on his drive to work for a cracked windshield. The cop quickly discovered Oscar was...
  • ESCONDIDO: Mexican man admits to voter fraud

    09/08/2012 7:16:55 AM PDT · by BAW · 17 replies
    A Mexican who was deported decades ago for drug trafficking pleaded guilty this week to living illegally in Escondido under a false identity and fraudulently voting in the 2008 U.S. presidential election, federal authorities said Friday. Ricardo Lopez-Munguia, 45, pleaded guilty Thursday to attempted entry to the U.S. after deportation, making a false claim to U.S. citizenship, and voter fraud by an illegal alien, according to a statement from the U.S. attorney's office. Lopez-Munguia faces a maximum term of 28 years in federal prison, followed by deportation. He is scheduled to be sentenced Nov. 19 in San Diego. In 1986,...
  • Mi Pueblo supermarket chain chief criticized for using E-Verify

    09/07/2012 9:52:25 AM PDT · by SmithL · 22 replies
    San Jose Mercury News ^ | 9/6/12 | Matt O'Brien
    His rags-to-riches immigrant journey and good business sense crowned Juvenal Chavez the king of Latino supermarkets in the Bay Area, but now the CEO is fighting a harsh attack on the reputation of his 21-store Mi Pueblo Foods grocery chain. Mi Pueblo stunned some of its more than 3,000 employees last month when it told them it had joined E-Verify, a Department of Homeland Security program that screens the immigration status of new hires. Now, with union activists accusing Chavez of betraying his own undocumented immigrant roots and threatening a consumer boycott if he doesn't pull out of E-Verify by...
  • Young face put on illegal migration at DNC

    09/06/2012 10:26:30 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 21 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | Sept. 6, 2012 | Stephen Dinan
    CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Democrats broke yet another barrier Wednesday when they invited an illegal immigrant young adult onto the stage at their nominating convention in Charlotte — part of a historic Hispanic outreach program the party hopes will cement ties to the fast-growing ethnic voting bloc in the country. It’s likely the first time an illegal immigrant has taken the podium at a major party convention, and highlights President Obama’s own stance on the issue: The student, Benita Veliz, had her deportation halted under Mr. Obama’s non-deportation policies. In a pointed political appeal, Rep. Luis V. Gutierrez, the Illinois Democrat...
  • Illegal Immigrant Makes History, Addresses Democratic Convention [A Nation of Laws? NOT!]

    09/05/2012 9:33:39 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 16 replies
    LATimes ^ | September 05, 2012 | Hector Becerra
    Illegal Immigrant Makes History, Addresses Democratic Convention Hector Becerra September 5, 2012 CHARLOTTE, N.C. — It was a short speech, but when Benita Veliz stepped up to the lectern at the Democratic National Convention, she made history. The 27-year-old from San Antonio became the first illegal immigrant to address a national political convention. “Like so many Americans of all races and backgrounds, I was brought here as a child,” she told the crowd Wednesday night. “I’ve been here ever since.” Veliz, an advocate for the Dream Act — legislation that would pave the way for illegal immigrants to legal residency...
  • Judge upholds Arizona "show-your-papers" measure in mixed ruling

    09/06/2012 3:58:47 AM PDT · by nuconvert · 16 replies
    A U.S. judge ruled on Wednesday that a controversial Arizona "show-your-papers" immigration provision that has been upheld by the Supreme Court may go into effect, but in a split ruling blocked another measure making it a crime to harbor illegal immigrants. The measure that was upheld, part of a broader law to combat illegal immigration in the state bordering Mexico, home to an estimated 360,000 undocumented immigrants, requires police to check the immigration status of people they stop and suspect are in the country illegally.
  • Judge OKs Arizona's show-me-your-papers law

    09/05/2012 10:13:35 PM PDT · by South40 · 8 replies
    MSNBC ^ | 9/5/2012 | JACQUES BILLEAUD, WALTER BERRY
    Arizona authorities can now enforce the most contentious part of state's immigration law PHOENIX — A federal judge ruled Wednesday that Arizona authorities can enforce the most contentious section of the state's immigration law, which critics have dubbed the "show me your papers" provision. The ruling by U.S. District Judge Susan Bolton clears the way for police to carry out the requirement that officers, while enforcing other laws, question the immigration status of those they suspect are in the country illegally. The provision has been at the center of a two-year legal battle that resulted in a U.S. Supreme Court...
  • JUDGE OKS CONTENTIOUS PART OF ARIZONA IMMIGRATION LAW (POLICE ALLOWED TO ENFORCE IT)

    09/05/2012 4:56:17 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 30 replies
    AP ^ | 09/05/2012 | JACQUES BILLEAUD AND WALTER BERRY
    PHOENIX (AP) -- A federal judge ruled Wednesday that Arizona authorities can enforce the most contentious section of the state's immigration law, which critics have dubbed the "show me your papers" provision. The ruling by U.S. District Judge Susan Bolton clears the way for police to carry out the 2010 law's requirement that officers, while enforcing other laws, question the immigration status of those they suspect are in the country illegally. The requirement has been at the center of a two-year legal battle that culminated in a U.S. Supreme Court decision in June upholding the requirement. Opponents then asked Bolton...
  • Judge Rules Arizona Can Begin Enforcement of Immigration Law - Rejects 'Racial Profiling' Claims

    09/05/2012 4:42:33 PM PDT · by montag813 · 2 replies
    Stand With Arizona ^ | 09-05-2012 | John Hill
     The ACLU and other activist groups were stunned today as a federal judge rejected their "racial profiling" lawsuit against landmark immigration law S.B. 1070, and cleared the way for Arizona to require police to start questioning suspected illegal aliens they have stopped.In a 12-page ruling, U.S. District Court Judge Susan Bolton rejected pleas by those groups that what has been absurdly dubbed the "papers please" provision of Arizona's SB 1070 cannot be enforced without violating civil rights. Bolton said there is no evidence of '"racial profiling" against Latinos, as the plaintiffs accused, and they cannot block the law from being...
  • Federal judge OKs section of Arizona immigration law allowing police to question status...

    09/05/2012 4:24:35 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 10 replies
    Fox News ^ | September 5, 2012 | AP
    Full title Federal judge OKs section of Arizona immigration law allowing police to question status of suspected illegalsPHOENIX – A federal judge ruled Wednesday that Arizona authorities can enforce the most contentious section of the state's immigration law, which critics have dubbed the "show me your papers" provision. The ruling by U.S. District Judge Susan Bolton clears the way for police to carry out the 2010 law's requirement that officers, while enforcing other laws, question the immigration status of those they suspect are in the country illegally. Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2012/09/05/federal-judge-oks-arizona-immigration-law-section-allowing-police-to-question/#ixzz25dmQqGQ0
  • Undocumented immigrant to speak at convention

    09/05/2012 4:12:33 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 57 replies
    Washington Post ^ | September 5, 2012 | Rachel Weiner
    <p>Tonight, for the first time, an undocumented immigrant will speak at a national political convention. Benita Veliz, 27, was brought to Texas from Mexico by her parents when she was 8 years old. She was threatened with deportation in 2009 after rolling through a stop sign and getting stopped by police.</p>
  • [Mexico/Texas:]Woman Claims Husband Killed by Border Patrol

    09/05/2012 6:35:15 AM PDT · by SwinneySwitch · 12 replies
    KGNS ^ | Sep 4, 2012
    The FBI has launched an investigation into a shooting between agents and people standing across the Rio Grande. According to officials, agents fired their weapons across the border after the suspects allegedly threw rocks at them. Meanwhile, in Nuevo Laredo a woman has come forward, claiming her husband was killed by border patrol gunfire. Nora Isabel Lam Gallegos said she and her husband were out by the riverbanks at a popular spot frequented by locals. It was there that she said her husband Guillermo Arevalo Pedroza, 36, was allegedly shot by gunfire. According to reports, Gallegos and five other witnesses...
  • 40 suspected illegal immigrants arrested at alleged drop house

    09/04/2012 6:51:06 PM PDT · by donna · 7 replies
    azfamily.com ^ | September 3, 2012 | Catherine Holland
    GLENDALE, Ariz. -- At least 40 suspected illegal immigrants were taken into custody at a Glendale home overnight. The alleged drop house is near 65th and Olive avenues. According to public records, the home is owned by a Scottsdale woman. Few details about the incident were immediately available. Video from the scene showed dozens of men sitting on the curb in the dark while investigators gathered evidence and information. While neither Glendale officers nor agents with Immigration and Customs Enforcement would speak to media on the scene, a neighbor told 3TV he had no idea the home was a drop...
  • Winston-Salem pastor works for immigration reform

    09/04/2012 5:22:15 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 8 replies
    Winston-Salem Journal ^ | September 04, 2012 | Wesley Young
    CHARLOTTE -- There's plenty of talk about illegal immigration, but folks at a church in uptown Charlotte were hoping for prayers about it too. The Rev. Laura Barclay of Winston-Salem stood at the door of St. Peter's Catholic Church in Charlotte during the opening day of the Democratic National Convention on Tuesday to welcome people inside to see the documentary "Gospel Without Borders." Barclay is the wife of Ryan Eller, one of the delegates from Forsyth County attending the Democratic National Convention this week. "This is biblically-based and non-partisan," Barclay said. "When we found out that the convention was coming...
  • ('Undocubus' illegal) Immigrants arrested after blocking street (RAT convention in Charlotte)

    09/04/2012 3:53:55 PM PDT · by Libloather · 20 replies
    Charlotte Observer ^ | 9/04/12 | Ely Portillo
    Immigrants arrested after blocking streetBy Ely Portillo The Charlotte Observer Posted: Tuesday, Sep. 04, 2012 CHARLOTTE, N.C. Ten undocumented immigrants were arrested Tuesday afternoon after sitting down in an uptown intersection and refusing police orders to disperse. The activists are part of the “Undocubus,” a group of about 50 undocumented immigrants traveling from Phoenix to Charlotte to argue for immigration reform during the Democratic National Convention. “We are demanding from the President to stop the deportations and separation of families,” said Gerrardo Torres, of Chicago. He said he was not afraid of arrest, “Because I have the support of my...
  • The human cost of immigration enforcement

    09/04/2012 2:38:08 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 17 replies
    Philly.com ^ | Sep. 4, 2012 | Michael Matza
    In the two decades since they slipped out of Mexico and into the shadow world of illegal immigrants, Concepcion Mendoza and his wife, Ibed, have made a passable life in America. They've labored at farms, packing houses, and fast-food joints on both coasts, settling eventually in a rented house in South Jersey. They produced three sons, all U.S. citizens born on U.S. soil. One day last March, with the boys at school, Ibed was at work, cooking and cleaning at a Vineland, N.J., church, when her phone showed a missed call from an unfamiliar number, and three from Concepcion. Apprehensive,...
  • Neighbor calls police after boy's science project lands in his driveway

    09/04/2012 1:11:02 PM PDT · by Daffynition · 32 replies
    Yahoo via 105.5 fm ^ | September 4, 2012 | Ron Recinto
    A middle schooler's science project was so alarming to a Manchester, N.H., man that he called police after the contraption landed on his driveway. Eighth-grader Jack Miron of nearby Walton, N.H., had a grand idea for a science project. The Pine Hill Waldorf student rigged a box that included a video camera, weather recording equipment, flags and a beeping device onto a weather balloon, WMUR reports. He and his mother launched it from Bedford, N.H., to see what it could record.
  • Judge: Florida cannot charge students non-resident tuition due to parents [10th Amendment Alert]

    09/04/2012 11:42:25 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 48 replies
    Orlando Sentinel ^ | 9/4/12 | Curt Anderson
    A federal judge in Miami has ruled that Florida students cannot be charged higher non-resident tuition simply because their parents may be in the U.S. illegally. U.S. District Judge K. Michael Moore says the rules violate the Constitution. The lawsuit was filed earlier this year by the Southern Poverty Law Center on behalf of students who are U.S. citizens and Florida residents but whose parents cannot prove legal immigration status.
  • UPDATE: Border Patrol agents did not return fire

    09/04/2012 8:59:54 AM PDT · by SwinneySwitch · 7 replies
    The Monitor ^ | September 03, 2012 | Gail Burkhardt
    HIDALGO – Law enforcement officials saw five to seven people leave in a vehicle on the Mexican side of the Rio Grande after Border Patrol agents were fired upon Sunday night. Eight to 12 rounds were fired at Border Patrol agents who were patrolling the river on two boats and agents on the bank after 9 p.m. Sunday down river from the Hidalgo-Reynosa International Bridge, said Border Patrol spokesman Enrique Mendiola. Agents immediately took cover and they were not hurt. The agents did not return fire. “They immediately took cover because obviously they were somewhat vulnerable there,” Mendiola said. “They...
  • Obama’s 2nd-term agenda: Global warming, immigration, taxes

    09/04/2012 2:35:17 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 20 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | September 4, 2012 | Lesley Clark
    .....More may be revealed this week as the Democrats meet in Charlotte, N.C., when the president will be formally nominated as their candidate. Some of the possible second-term goals are ones he set aside in the first when they were too difficult or politically costly. They include a rewrite of immigration laws, efforts to combat global warming and a sweeping change in the tax code beyond the year-to-year extensions of Bush-era tax cuts.... The government faces a “fiscal cliff” of scheduled tax increases and spending cuts at the end of this year. If he and Congress can’t reach a permanent...
  • Effort tries to get illegal immigrants college aid

    09/03/2012 3:44:44 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 14 replies
    HeraldNet&#8206; ^ | September 3, 2012 | Manuel Valdes, Associated Press
    SEATTLE -- With the federal government giving young illegal immigrants brought to the U.S. as children a chance to stay in the country, advocates in Washington state are relaunching efforts to open state financial aid to college students who don't have documents.
  • Illegal immigrants head to DNC from Arizona

    09/02/2012 7:39:16 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 26 replies
    FOX 10 News ^ | Sep 02, 2012 | FOX 10 News - Staff Report
    SYLVA, N.C. - Many protests have been planned ahead of the upcoming Democratic National Convention in North Carolina and several illegal immigrants are planning to join them. The "Undoc-bus" will bring undocumented immigrants from Arizona to Charlotte. "They're just asking for justice, you know, dignity," said bus driver Juan Lozano. "How would you feel to be identified everyday for being undocumented?" said Natally Cruz. "Everyday we have a bus that leaves from Phoenix to Mexico, deporting, separating a mother, a father -- everyday." Cruz says life as an undocumented person is not easy. "I've been here 16 years...It's hard, being..knowing...
  • ICE Agents Sue to Stop Directive

    09/02/2012 5:05:40 PM PDT · by SLB · 6 replies
    Flyover ^ | Aug 24th | Mark
    A few Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officers are bravely challenging President Barack Obama’s brazen attempt to wrest Congressional authority for himself in a Texas Federal Court. The suit filed on Thursday pits ten (10) ICE senior officers against the Constitutional legitimacy of Obama’s recent Executive Order prohibiting the deportation of illegal immigrants who meet an arbitrary set of guidelines, including that they were brought into the country as children.
  • ICE chief of staff resigns after allegations of lewd conduct

    09/01/2012 2:41:34 PM PDT · by RobinMasters · 10 replies
    FOX News ^ | SEPTEMBER 1, 2012 | FOX News
    URGENT: A senior Obama administration political appointee is resigning amid allegations of lewd behavior, FoxNews.com has confirmed. Suzanne Barr, chief of staff to Immigration and Customs Enforcement Director John Morton, is accused of sexually inappropriate behavior toward employees. "I have been the focus of unfounded allegations designed to destroy my reputation, but of greater concern however, is the threat these allegations represent to the reputation of this agency and the men and women who proudly serve their country by advancing ICE's mission," Barr said in a letter to Morton, which was obtained by FoxNews.com. "As such, I feel it is...
  • ICE chief of staff quits over sexual harass claims (Barr)

    09/01/2012 2:43:31 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 22 replies
    NY Post ^ | September 1, 2012 | AP
    A senior Obama administration political appointee and longtime aide to Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano resigned Saturday amid allegations of inappropriate sexual behavior lodged by at least three Immigration and Customs Enforcement employees. Suzanne Barr, chief of staff to ICE Director John Morton, said in her resignation letter that the allegations against her are "unfounded." But she said she was stepping down anyway to end distractions within the agency. ICE, a division of the Homeland Security Department, confirmed Barr had resigned. The Associated Press obtained a copy of Barr's letter.
  • ICE chief of staff resigns amid accusations of sexually inappropriate behavior

    09/01/2012 3:37:05 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 17 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | September 1, 2012 | The Associated Press
    WASHINGTON (AP) — A senior Obama administration political appointee and longtime aide to Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano resigned Saturday amid allegations of inappropriate sexual behavior lodged by at least three Immigration and Customs Enforcement employees.
  • ICE chief of staff resigns amid misconduct claims

    09/01/2012 6:26:22 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 55 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 1 Sep 2012 | ALICIA A. CALDWELL and EILEEN SULLIVAN
    WASHINGTON (AP) — A senior Obama administration political appointee and longtime aide to Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano resigned Saturday amid allegations of inappropriate sexual behavior lodged by at least three Immigration and Customs Enforcement employees. Suzanne Barr, chief of staff to ICE Director John Morton, said in her resignation letter that the allegations against her are "unfounded." But she said she was stepping down anyway to end distractions within the agency. ICE, a division of the Homeland Security Department, confirmed Barr had resigned. The Associated Press obtained a copy of Barr's letter. Barr is accused of sexually inappropriate behavior...
  • Hispanic youths in Macon seek protection from immigration enforcement

    09/01/2012 5:35:46 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 15 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | September 1, 2012 | WAYNE CRENSHAW
    Jorge Buenrostro is a recent graduate of Westside High School who wants to go to college and then join the Air Force, but he could be a traffic stop away from being forced onto a bus headed for Mexico.Buenrostro, 17, was among a group of youths at St. Peter Claver Catholic Church in Macon on Saturday meeting with an attorney in an effort of gain a temporary reprieve from the threat of deportation.They were applying for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, a federal initiative recently ordered by President Barack Obama. It allows those who arrived here illegally when they...
  • For some Texas schools, demographic future is now .

    08/31/2012 8:26:13 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 30 replies
    The Texas Tribune ^ | August 31, 2012 | Morgan Smith
    Certain characteristics set the Laredo Independent School District apart from most districts in the state. Its western boundary aligns directly with the Mexican border. Nearly all its students are poor, and nearly all are Hispanic. Most rely on the school to provide two meals a day. On the first day of school this week, some showed up without shoes or without parents accompanying them. “It’s hard to work on teaching them about reading and writing and math when they haven’t eaten. It’s hard to really welcome them into their class with their textbooks and their lockers when they don’t have...
  • Busload of undocumented U.S. residents to protest at DNC

    08/31/2012 3:44:30 PM PDT · by justlittleoleme · 21 replies
    The Charlotte Observer ^ | Tuesday, Jul. 31, 2012 | Carmen Cusido and Fred Clasen-Kelly
    A busload of undocumented immigrants illegal aliens has departed for Charlotte, on its way to protest during the Democratic National Convention. The occupants will risk deportation to demonstrate in Mecklenburg County, where sheriff’s deputies check the immigration status of people who are arrested. The group will join hundreds of other illegal immigrants who could march during the convention, protest organizers said.Some 30 men and women left Sunday from Phoenix on a multistate tour that will cut through states such as Alabama and Georgia that have passed some of the nation’s toughest immigration laws. The bus will arrive in Charlotte just...
  • Repeat offender arrested near school

    08/31/2012 8:12:20 AM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 7 replies
    FOX 5 San Diego ^ | August 30, 2012 | FOX 5 San Diego
    ESCONDIDO, Calif. -- A Mexican who has been deported three times was in federal custody Wednesday in Escondido on suspicion of fondling himself inside a vehicle while watching children walk to school. Antonio Montoya-Senteno was spotted in the 1200 block of North Broadway about 7:20 a.m. and, based on witness reports, arrested at El Norte Parkway and Escondido Boulevard, Escondido police Lt. Chris Wynn said. U.S. Immigration and Custom Enforcement officers at the Escondido police station as part of Operation Joint Effort questioned Montoya-Senteno and determined he had been deported three times, he said
  • Jeb Bush to Republicans: ‘Stop Acting Stupid’ on Immigration (Pushing Amnesty Yet Again)

    08/30/2012 4:30:26 PM PDT · by montag813 · 56 replies
    Stand With Arizona ^ | 08-30-2012 | John Hill
    Tonight, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush is addressing the Republican National Convention. Why is he being given that honor, you say? That is a good question, since he is at great odds with both the party's nominee, the party's platform, and the American people on the issue of immigration, and continues to insult us on a weekly basis to pimp his pro-amnesty views that we have consistently rejected. At a forum on immigration, Bush said Republicans aren’t going to close the gap with Hispanic voters until they “stop acting stupid” by being too "tough" on "immigrants" (the usual code for illegal...
  • Texas voter ID law struck down

    08/30/2012 10:41:22 AM PDT · by unlearner · 57 replies
    Washington Post ^ | August 30, 2012 | Sari Horwitz and Del Quentin Wilber
    A federal court on Thursday blocked a controversial new voter ID law in Texas, ruling that the state failed to show that the law would not harm the voting rights of minorities. The three-judge panel in the historic case said that evidence also showed that costs of obtaining a voter ID would fall most heavily on poor African Americans and Hispanics in Texas. Evidence submitted by Texas to prove that its law did not discriminate was “unpersuasive, invalid, or both,” wrote David. S. Tatel, a judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia, in the panel’s...
  • OUTRAGE: Federal Court Blocks Texas Voter ID Law, Says ‘Unfair’ to Blacks and Hispanics

    08/30/2012 11:06:21 AM PDT · by montag813 · 31 replies
    Stand With Arizona ^ | 08-30-2012 | John Hill
    by John HillStand With Arizona In a despicable ruling today, a federal court has blocked a Texas law that would require voters to present photo IDs to election officials before being allowed to cast ballots in November - in clear violation of a U.S. Supreme Court precedent upholding the practice. A three-judge panel of the U.S. District Court in Washington, D.C. ruled that the law, overwhelmingly supported by Texas voters and legislators, imposes "strict, unforgiving burdens on the poor" and that "a disproportionately high percentage of African-Americans and Hispanics in Texas live in poverty". This ruling is an outrage on several fronts....
  • Federal court rejects Texas voter ID law

    08/30/2012 9:29:18 AM PDT · by Arec Barrwin · 60 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | August 30, 2012 | Associated Press
    Federal court rejects Texas voter ID law Updated 11:14 a.m., Thursday, August 30, 2012 WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal court has ruled against a Texas law that would require voters to present photo IDs to election officials before being allowed to cast ballots in November. A three-judge panel in Washington ruled Thursday that the law imposes "strict, unforgiving burdens on the poor" and noted that racial minorities in Texas are more likely to live in poverty. The decision involves an increasingly contentious political issue: a push, largely by Republican-controlled legislatures and governor's offices, to impose strict identification requirements on voters.
  • Immigration Officials Advise Educators on Deferred Action

    08/30/2012 10:00:46 AM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 5 replies
    Education Week's blogs ^ | August 29, 2012 | Lesli A. Maxwell
    School records will be among the key documents that young undocumented immigrants must submit in their requests for deferred action, the new immigration policy that allows individuals who arrived in the United States as children to seek relief from deportation and gain work permits. Applicants have to demonstrate, among other criteria, that they are currently enrolled in school, have graduated from high school, or have obtained a GED. But school records will also help many potential beneficiaries prove another key qualification: continuous presence in the U.S. for the last five years. A high school transcript documenting four years of schooling...
  • Condoleezza Rice calls for a ‘compassionate’ immigration policy at RNC

    08/29/2012 7:34:52 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 160 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | August. 29, 2012 | Chris Moody
    TAMPA-- Former Sec. of State Condoleezza Rice implored Republicans to champion a "compassionate" immigration policy in her speech at the Republican National Convention Wednesday. "We must continue to welcome the world's most ambitious people to be a part of us. In that way we stay young and optimistic and determined," Rice said. "We need immigration laws that protect our borders; meet our economic needs; and yet show that we are a compassionate people."
  • Calif. moves to give licenses to immigrant drivers

    08/29/2012 8:45:19 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 20 replies
    Associated Press ^ | August. 29, 2012
    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California is moving to give driver's licenses to young immigrants who are in the country illegally but would no longer face deportation under a recently announced policy change by the Obama administration. AB2189 would require the Department of Motor Vehicles to accept as proof of legal residence whatever document the federal government provides to participants in its deferred action program. It passed 25-7 Wednesday and returns to the Assembly.
  • Illegal Immigrant in Mulberry Charged With 115 Felonies Including Lewd Battery of a Minor

    08/29/2012 8:39:13 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 4 replies
    TheLedger.com ^ | August 28, 2012 | TheLedger.com
    MULBERRY | A Mulberry man who was charged with 51 felonies earlier this month is now facing 64 more
  • Young alcoholic star 'covered in fluids needed for birth of alien life'

    08/29/2012 6:19:09 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 44 replies
    The Register ^ | 29th August 2012 14:15 GMT | Lewis Page
    THEY CAME quite literally FROM OUTER SPACE Top astro-boffins are chuffed today to announce that they have detected large amounts of chemicals necessary to birth alien life - not to mention some alcohol - drifting in space around a young star just 400 light-years away. “In the protoplanetary disc of gas and dust surrounding the young, newly formed star, we found glycolaldehyde molecules, which are a simple form of sugar. It is one of the building blocks in the process that leads to the formation of RNA and the first step in the direction of biology,” explains astrophysicist Jes Jørgensen,...
  • In Arizona, young illegal immigrants battle governor's policy

    08/29/2012 11:26:15 AM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 16 replies
    Orlando Sentinel - ^ | August 29, 2012 | John M. Glionna
    PHOENIX — Lilia Romo will tell you plainly: She didn't ask for this fight, but now that the immigration war has been declared in this politically conservative state, the confident 24-year-old says she intends to win it. Romo was brought to the U.S. from Mexico by people her mother hired 20 years ago. All she recalls about the adventure is that the man who drove her illicitly across the border plied her and her two cousins with candy to keep them quiet.
  • Jeb Bush tells Republicans to ‘stop acting stupid’ on immigration policy

    08/29/2012 6:04:55 AM PDT · by SharpRightTurn · 85 replies
    The Hill ^ | 08/29/12 | Cameron Joseph
    TAMPA, Fla. — Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush (R) on Tuesday said Republicans aren’t going to close the gap with Hispanic voters until they “stop acting stupid.” Bush said many Hispanic voters share the GOP’s commitment to faith, family and small government but have been alienated from the party by exclusionary rhetoric on immigration. But that, he said, is finally changing. “I promise you this is where the conservative cause is going, and thank God it is,” he said to cheers at a lunch sponsored by the center-right Hispanic Leadership Network. The advantage that Democrats have with Hispanics is a...
  • 3 cited, 1 arrested in immigration advocates' demonstration

    08/29/2012 4:15:44 AM PDT · by don-o · 6 replies
    Knoxville News Sentinel ^ | August 28, 2012 | Jennifer Brake, Hayes Hickman
    KNOXVILLE — A civil-disobedience demonstration over local immigration policing resulted in three people being cited for obstructing a roadway; they were then released. A fourth person was arrested for having no identification. A group of about 50 protesters this afternoon blocked Gay Street adjacent to the City County Building, north of the Gay Street Bridge. One large sign read, "Racism hurts," and evoked Knox County Sheriff Jimmy "J.J." Jones' name. The protesters spanned sidewalk to sidewalk, blocking the intersection at Gay Street and Hill Avenue. Vehicles couldn't pass. The protesters said they are challenging anti-immigrant policies and racial profiling. Specifically,...
  • Maryland Same-Sex Marriage Backers Ally With Immigrants

    08/28/2012 8:37:32 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 11 replies
    www.nbcwashington.com ^ | Aug 28, 2012 | Brian Witte
    Gay and lesbian advocates teamed up with Maryland's largest Latino and immigrant rights group on Tuesday, hoping to build support for November ballot questions to allow same-sex marriage and in-state tuition for illegal immigrants who have attended a Maryland high school and whose parents have paid taxes.
  • Inland immigration activists rally to support Trust Act

    08/28/2012 5:47:47 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 7 replies
    The Press-Enterprise - PE.com ^ | August 28, 2012 | The Press-Enterprise - PE.com
    Several Inland immigration activists took part in a demonstration at the state Capitol in Sacramento Tuesday urging Gov. Jerry Brown to sign the Trust Act into law. (here are some photos from KUVS-TV in Sacramento; the story is in Spanish). The bill, which cleared its final legislative hurdle last week with Senate passage, would prevent police from handing over detainees arrested for non-violent crimes to federal immigration officials for possible deportation. Immigration holds could still be put on people charged or convicted of serious or violent felonies. Riverside and San Bernardino counties are among more than 3,000 jurisdictions nationwide that...